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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:23 PM
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If Fox News was around in the 60's
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:33 PM
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1. A nice retro-recreation. There's even a typo! n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:49 PM
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2. But all the signs are spelled correctly.
The quality of bigotry has certainly decreased in the last generation.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:52 PM
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4. Didn't those protestors learn their children gooder than that? n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:56 PM
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5. Public school is a Commie plot!
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:48 PM
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25. "We ought to make the pie higher!"
:rofl:
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:14 AM
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15. Those aren't homemade signs
The company they contracted for the signs must have had a proofreader
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crazylikafox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:51 PM
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3. Looks familiar, doesn't it?
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 10:03 PM
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6. Wrong decade
Edited on Thu Apr-08-10 10:04 PM by customerserviceguy
That's a 48 star flag in the picture, we had 50 stars by the 1960's, at least when bigots like George Wallace and Lester Maddox were stirring up racial hatred.

That looks like something from the desegregation days following Brown vs. Board of Education.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 11:07 PM
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7. Good eye! Here it is...
Edited on Thu Apr-08-10 11:09 PM by Beartracks
... from 1954. I thought that photo looked familiar.

http://www.oxfordaasc.com/public/features/archive/0507/...


The commentary on the photo makes the observation that "the protesters carry American flags alongside placards declaring racial mixing to be 'communism' and 'the march of the antichrist' a fascinating and disturbing mix of patriotism, prejudice, and fear."

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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 11:11 PM
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8. Yep
that is where it was taken from.

It is still the same message of hate. Fox would have opposed Alaska and Hawaii if they were around in the 50s and 60s.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 03:59 AM
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13. Here's one photograph w/text:

"Despite Governor Wallace's resistance, Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama. Although Hood eventually left to attend school in Michigan, Malone stayed and became the first African American to graduate from the university in 1965. Despite the hostility of many of her classmates, she thrived at the school and after graduating remained active in the civil rights movement throughout her life. In 1996 Malone was chosen by the George Wallace Foundation to be the first recipient of the Lureen B. Wallace Award of Courage, which she received from the former governor himself, three decades after their first confrontational meeting."
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:56 AM
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21. I didn't realize her accomplishments. Gave me chills and a thrill...n/t
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 12:45 PM
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23. This is the part that had caught my eye:
"....In 1996 Malone was chosen by the George Wallace Foundation to be the first recipient of the Lureen B. Wallace Award of Courage, which she received from the former governor himself, three decades after their first confrontational meeting."

No, i don't think this was political hypocricy on the part of Wallace. I think he had a genuine spiritual conversion. Such things sometimes happen.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:34 PM
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24. Me too. Gave me a shiver...n/t
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:27 AM
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17. Actually, the photo is from August 20, 1959
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 04:27 AM by Art_from_Ark
the day before Hawaii was admitted as the 50th state, and less than 2-months after the 49-star flag became official.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 01:20 AM
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26. Whoops, you are correct about the date.
I hadn't read the entire caption when I made that post. My bad.

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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:03 AM
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20. It's one of those things I look for in movies
The difference between the arrangement of stars in the 48 star and the 50 star flags is evident even from a small bit of the blue part, I'm one of those weirdos who looks along the corners and the edges of the motion picture screen to see if the set decorator got every detail right.

The movie that impressed me most in this respect (lately) was "Doubt". I really felt that I was back in Catholic school in the early 1960's! And Meryl Streep's performance was so good, I was able to forgive her for "Mama Mia"!
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 11:17 PM
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9. They don't recognize Hawaii or Alaska
Too many Eskimos and Japanese.
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Cresent City Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 12:19 AM
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12. It might be the new birther angle
If Obama was born in Hawaii, then Hawaii ain't America.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:19 AM
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16. The 50-star flag became official on July 4, 1960
since Hawaii was admitted as the 50th state after July 4, 1959. Also, if these guys had already had 48-star flags (which were current up to July 4, 1959), maybe they wouldn't have bothered updating them.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 12:02 AM
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10. I honestly don't think any of us would be here today.



Fox would have fucked things up so bad we wouldn't have made it
through the cold war or through the Cuban missile crisis.

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 12:06 AM
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11. and they would have fired Walter Cronkite like they did Dan Rather
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:09 AM
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14. The few of us left alive would be horribly mutated.
The East and West coasts would look like the surface of the moon.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 05:03 AM
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18. Look at 'em, they're all so thin
Back in the pre-fast food day when food for cooking was affordable.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:17 AM
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19. show the screencap from 11/22/1963 ...
all the people dancing in the streets ...
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 12:17 PM
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22. Ain't that the TRUTH n/t
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