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Vanity: Remember when we had real FREEDOM?

Posted on 07/04/2014 2:44:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55

On this 4th of July.. what are some things we used to be able to do.. that we cannot anymore?

I'll start!

Making fun of each other and making fun of things that were... unnatural..

This country used to make FUN of homosexuals.

Now you could get in trouble for 'hate speech' and lose your career, job or family.

Anybody remember The Ambiguously Gay Duo???

What would happen if somebody made a cartoon like that today?????????????????????

Ambiguously Gay Duo Episode.



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1 posted on 07/04/2014 2:44:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

This was a mere 10 to 15 years ago.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 2:44:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; therightliveswithus

bump!

These guys were the inspiration for Obama’s presidency! LOL!!!


3 posted on 07/04/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yeah that was one of my favs on SNL. I stopped watching SNL several years ago.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 2:46:55 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Yea SNL caved to the Progressives. I haven’t seen it in years.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 2:48:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Impy

Now EVERYONE is so hypersensitive..

Anthony Cumia loses his job because someone attacks him on the street.

Crazy.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 2:49:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I remember a day when ya didn’t need a hazmat team of change a light bulb

And a day when the pollution on our shores was from us..

A day when a comic book was cheap.

I remember Fresh baked buns

And poppyseed kolachis..

And try to forget the lutefisk

Although.. We’ll soon sample Chinese air this fall..

We’ll see!

Ask Harry Reid about odors,he can smell a good real estate deal a hundred miles away, or so I hear.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 2:52:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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8 posted on 07/04/2014 2:53:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
When people said "its a free country" and meant it.

When you didn't have to stop before every random act and think, "wait, this isn't illegal is it?"

9 posted on 07/04/2014 2:59:23 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I remember when people were appalled if a president said he would act on his own and then said sue me but this week I heard two low info voters saying it was showed strength!


10 posted on 07/04/2014 3:01:03 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: ConservativeMan55

Don’t celebrate laughing at homosexuals. It was the first step towards acceptance of the lifestyle. Once it was an invisible subculture at best and unmentionable abomination at worst. Laughing at homosexuals with Will and Grace, Ambiguously Gay Duo, Brokeback Mountain jokes, and countless other goofy homosexual caricatures paved the way to same sex marriage in this country. Humor more than anything else is how we ended up in a place where homosexual unions are about to be nationalized, and opposing this is a firable offense.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: BurningOak

bump!!


12 posted on 07/04/2014 3:07:56 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I remember a local teacher who had been awarded the M.O.H. for his actions on Iwo Jima. He would bring his Johnson rifle and some of his kit to school and tell his story once a year. Imagine that happening now.
13 posted on 07/04/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

It’s not that long ago that the lezzies used to call THEMSELVES names that are suddenly verboten. Remember when ElRushbo used to play a tape of a group of them screaming defiance toward straights screeching out, “We’re here; we’re queer; and we’re in your face!”


14 posted on 07/04/2014 3:25:29 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: ConservativeMan55

When on vacation ,as kids, my brother and I roamed all over the back seat wrestling, sticking our bare feet in the back windshield, and in general acting silly. Not strapped in seats for hundreds of miles. Boys ran around the neighborhood shooting toy guns, and everyone thought it was normal. In restaurants adults lit up a cigarette after a good meal. A boy could pester and tease a girl he liked without being accused of sexual harassment.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: NormsRevenge
Ask Harry Reid about odors,he can smell a good real estate deal a hundred miles away, or so I hear.

Not to mention the peasants touring the Capitol Bld.

16 posted on 07/04/2014 3:38:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: ConservativeMan55
If you aren't at least 70 years old, you don't even have a clue as to what it is to experience "Freedom".
17 posted on 07/04/2014 3:50:29 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

You could walk into a school, courthouse, airport, even the boarding areas, without showing IDs, passing through metal detectors, patted down, and variously search like we are criminal suspects.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Visit New Mexico safely.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 3:57:35 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I don’t buy it.

We have “real” freedom now..just as we have always had.

The difference is “now” there are a bunch of folks telling us we don’t..and unfortunately far to many,and sadly more than most on the right, believe this BS.

If a political leader, a inept government, or some talk show host can convince you that don’t have real freedom and you live in this great country, then, IMHO, you are unclear on the concept...


20 posted on 07/04/2014 4:08:24 PM PDT by montanajoe
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I know it's not the same nation as in my youth. My youth as far as freedoms and being able to do things as a kid safely like my dad did growing up in the early 30's and 40's was much the same even in the early 1960's - mid 1970's was for me. By age 13 I could be left alone camping in the summer with boat, motor, rifle, & stove. I felt safe. Really I was safe. Today if I go camping I carry. If I go fishing I carry. I used to ride my bike 2 miles one way to the store for a coke and chips as a kid. I go to the store today? I carry.

Neighborhoods I knew in my three years living in the city growing up that were safe when I was a kid now are overran either with illegals or just plain throat cutting scum.

When I was about 9 we moved for good out to the sticks about 20 miles out of town. By age 12 I was hunting the ridges after school. Neighbors didn't lock doors. Today I keep a loaded firearm I can access quickly. Yeah a lot has changed indeed in the USA in my 56 years on earth.

21 posted on 07/04/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: ConservativeMan55

I wonder, is America still alive or are we celebrating the birthday of a “Weekend at Bernie’s” style corpse?


22 posted on 07/04/2014 5:25:48 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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The kids these days don’t want to hear what life was like fifty or sixty years ago, and would never understand, anyway.

They really believe they’re “free” now.

Sad.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 6:05:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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The kids these days don’t want to hear what life was like fifty or sixty years ago, and would never understand, anyway. They really believe they’re “free” now. Sad.

Even at the height of The Cold War our nation was not in the danger it is today now our rights and freedom. In the late 1960's early 1970's planes were hijacked. One nutjob demanded the pilot crash into Y-12 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I remember that one real well. I also remember when I was in the military in the late 1970's still being able to board a commercial plane and not have to be subjected to invasion of privacy. Our nation had leaders who had programs aimed at the criminal not the citizens. Sky Marshalls Program worked and no ones rights were compromised.

As kids in school we could talk to our buddies at school about our shotgun, rifles, whatever and even the teacher would join in if he was a hunter. We used to talk to the assistant principle in my high school about hunting and guns. Now we have to worry about teachers having sex with grade schoolers and the Gay Recruiters coming in for tolerance and sexual preference indoctrination assemblies. Woe unto any deaf student using sign language that in any form resembles pointing.

24 posted on 07/04/2014 7:37:35 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

Amen, brother.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 4:09:46 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeMan55

We could tell ethnic jokes, and everyone in the room would laugh.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 4:11:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SuperLuminal
Did you bring your rifle or shotgun to school during hunting season?

Kids would bring their rifles and shotguns to SCHOOL and store them in their lockers...and that was in NEW YORK. My generation used to hunt; now they play soccer.

27 posted on 07/05/2014 4:14:07 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Yep! Even more interesting is that the only school deaths from violence were all the way back in the 20's when those commies blew up the school in NY and killed all the kids and teachers.

Once the government disbanded the public schools in the 1960's and 1970's, getting to where we are now was inevitable.

28 posted on 07/05/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SuperLuminal

Great points...we had guns everywhere in school when I was younger...never heard of anyone hurt or killed by those weapons...never.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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