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Remember How Happy We Were 20&30 Years Ago.Did Anyone See This World Crisis Coming?

Posted on 07/28/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016

Think back to 1984 and 1994.You got to admit they were some of the best days of our lives.In 1984,we had President Reagan,the dawn of wonderful 80's,for many who are now in their 40's,50's&60's.It was their happiest times.And the good times just kept on coming with the Bush/Clinton years.The 90's were a never ending party,great economy,great music&memorable Presidential Scandals.Who wouldn't give up Pizza&Burgers to go back to either decade and Stay There!And here we are 20/30 years later and who would of ever thought they would see the day when we had a {Fill In The Blank}As President of the United States who would intentionally tank our economy while the World Is On Fire.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 1980s; 1990s

1 posted on 07/28/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Meh.
I never had, nor never would, go back even an hour, let alone a year or a decade. Glorying in the past is for whiners and losers. I won’t even associate with anyone who doesn’t think the best of both our lives and this nation is ahead of us. Losers have been whining about the good old days since the Roman Republic.
Just a cranky, KMA .02 cents worth.
my best is ahead of me, anyone who can’t hang with that is part of the problem, not the solution.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 4:27:52 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

The demographics were different then too. The change has had an impact on political demographics and the direction of the country. Sadly, we ain’t going back.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:16 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

My golden years were when Eisenhower was the big man.

There’s nothing like the 50’s, but I will say that I really enjoyed the 80’s. The kids had their own style and identity. Computers and technology was really picking up steam. And after the Carter fiasco, Ronnie bridged the gap between youth and maturity to swing the pendulum towards conservatism, fiscally and politically.

Good times!


4 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:52 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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5 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
No, I never saw this coming.

What I didn't understand was the absolute blind, insane fury to which Reagan drove The Left.

I didn't realize that - in the highest councils of The Left - the decision had been made: "If things continue on this trajectory, we're doomed. The only solution is to change the demographics of the United States, permanently."

6 posted on 07/28/2014 4:31:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

For me,the 1985 to 1995 era were my happiest times.Till this day,I still want to go back there.Have they invented a time machine yet?


7 posted on 07/28/2014 4:34:46 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I really don’t know what this country is coming to, 20 years ago we didn’t have an invasion of our borders nor this:

http://shoebat.com/2014/07/28/hamas-protesters-miami-express-solidarity-obamas-brother/


8 posted on 07/28/2014 4:41:41 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%S?)
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To: All

1950 Mississippi. you’d get smacked upside the head if you tried pulling the crap of today.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 4:42:07 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I agree with the good times. BUT, I entered University in 1988 and the warning lights were on. It was just a long slow slide to where we are today. But the signs were evident.

The conservative university I went to was very much into de-constructing everything that was america. The Bush years were about making government bigger in spite of the Reagan heritage inherited by Bush I.

Clinton was elected. Hitlery was tolerated.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 4:42:26 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I did. I thought if we get many more Howard Metzenbaums or Patrick Leahys that we would be doomed.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Even back then, I knew something was wrong. It was undeniable in the 1970’s that the country was on a trajectory to self destruction. It was all laughtracks and Johnny Carson poking fun at it, but we were whistling past the graveyard.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 4:43:45 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

The other day they showed President Reagan’s response the the Soviet’s shooting down of KAL 007. The contrast between Reagan and anyone we have had since him was rather startling. I had forgotten what it was like to have a leader I was confident in. It was almost painful to watch. I thought of how much a better the world was with Reagan in the White House, Thatcher on Downing Street, John Paul in the Vatican, and even Gorbachev in the Kremlin.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 4:45:22 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Nothing wrong about thinking about good times. I often look back and muse on the great way I felt about my country then.

I am often sad anymore. The hate is overpowering. Some of the littlest things get so much hate. I look at the very young and feel sad because I don’t believe their future will be so good. Trouble is, many have no idea of the mess that lies ahead.

I think we all knew this could happen but we hoped it wouldn’t happen in our lifetime.

I have good times talking with my over 80 going on 90 parents. I still enjoy their company. I have been blessed with that.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 4:47:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Steely Tom

I can still remember working a private party,new years eve,1999.There was nothing to cheer about.The fact that the 90’s were coming to an end had me in misery.I had gotten so used to the way of life we all had back then,I dreaded having to see it all come to an end.God I Miss Seinfeld!


15 posted on 07/28/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

“I was born in a welfare state, ruled by bureaucracy

Controlled by civil servants and people dressed in gray

Got no privacy, got no liberty

‘Cos the twentieth century people

Took it all away from me”

From the Kinks 1971.

Ray Davies 20th Century Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD14kdgQEe8


16 posted on 07/28/2014 4:49:53 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Great American muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. Fantastic music pre-80s (rock, pop, soul, country). Truly funny and creative TV shows of the 60s and part of the 70s. Classic Westerns and Sci-Fi films of the 50s, 60s & 70s. Hilarious and smartly written cartoons: Loony Tunes, Popeye, etc.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 4:54:58 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: RedStateRocker

“Glorying in the past is for whiners and losers”

One can be forgiven for being stupid when drunk, and hopefully you will be better tomorrow.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 4:59:58 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Having read prophecies by catholic saints and holy people, I have been aware of this for quite a long time. I used to tell people the prophecies about Islam gaining in strength and invading into and destroying Europe. Some laughed at me for it. Doesn’t seem so far fetched now does it?

Hang on, it’s going to get worse. Russia will attack Europe, Islam and the arab nations will attack Israel and WW3 will kick off. So the prophecies say.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 5:03:24 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Radical Shi’ite haPPens!!


20 posted on 07/28/2014 5:04:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: RedStateRocker

Word.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 5:09:48 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Jesus?


22 posted on 07/28/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Nope. I wouldn't go back. These are the best years of my life and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I have a wonderful wife, two wonderful sons, ages 5 and 3, a great job, money in the bank, good credit, good health and a good piece of mind. I bought my first home almost three years ago and just last weekend I bought my first ever new car. Yep. Life is pretty good for ol' Drew68.

My personal happiness and success is not dependent on who sits in the White House.

As far as the world being on fire? Personally, I don't really care what flag flies over Ukraine.

23 posted on 07/28/2014 5:11:35 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: billhilly; Cruz_West_Paul2016
“Glorying in the past is for whiners and losers”

One can be forgiven for being stupid when drunk, and hopefully you will be better tomorrow.

Accepting and/or embracing the shameful present is for losers.

24 posted on 07/28/2014 5:14:57 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I’d like to go back to the 80s.

The 90s were the beginning of the end — very discouraging for those who saw at the time, and understood.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dforest
Your post echoes my own feelings. I try to be optimistic about America, but I do not see enough of what my parents and grandparents had: a desire to assimilate into the greater American culture, ethics of self-reliance and hard work and a general kindness toward others. There has been a pandemic of selfishness and anger in our culture. You see it in the mainstreaming of welfare and the massive abuse of "safety net" programs. You experience it driving on public roads. And then there's the well of narcissism called social media. I could go on.

Liberals have made great strides in pushing God out of the public square and filling that space with government and its bread and circuses. I don't see us overcoming that easily, if at all.
26 posted on 07/28/2014 5:17:57 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: RedMDer

and who doesn’t miss the good old days when gas was ranging between 1.00 and 1.50 a gallon.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 5:18:14 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: BenLurkin

for many of us,who knew we were living what was going to be a great decade?it took till the early 90’s to realize how wonderful the 80’s was. I didn’t click with me till about 88/89.And the same with the 90’s.I really didn’t start appreciating those times till the end(1999).at least Prince probably made a million on new years eve.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 5:21:49 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

So true. 25 years ago I would have bet my life savings that today could never happen here in the USA.

The Communist Party hijacks the Dems and gets a Muslim Marxist elected and in 5 short year effects a fundamental transformation of our entire culture.

Every agency of our government is totally rogue at this point. Pay to play is the game from top to bottom. If you want to get anywhere you have to be from the right political spectrum. Everything is for sale and nobody every gets held accountable.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 5:27:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RedStateRocker; Cruz_West_Paul2016
Glorying in the past is for whiners and losers.

How about those groveling in fantasy, like your tag line suggests?

30 posted on 07/28/2014 5:30:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RedStateRocker
I never had, nor never would, go back even an hour, let alone a year or a decade. Glorying in the past is for whiners and losers. I won’t even associate with anyone who doesn’t think the best of both our lives and this nation is ahead of us. Losers have been whining about the good old days since the Roman Republic.

Well, I guess you're just fine with a president who is turning our country irretrievably left, a popular culture increasingly dominated by homosexuals, illegal aliens flooding the country, a "conservative opposition" led by supine cowards, unlistenable "popular music," dumbed-down school curricula, political correctness, and policemen who get their kicks killing family dogs. Yeah, the times we live in are just ducky!

31 posted on 07/28/2014 5:47:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Think back to 1984 and 1994.

Crap. The country has been a shithouse since Roe v. Wade (1972).

32 posted on 07/28/2014 5:50:45 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Yes. Radio talk show hosts like Bob Grant, Paul Harvey, etc. and groups like Middle America News and Samuel T. Francis and Pat Buchanan have been talking about the immigration time bomb for 40 or more years.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 6:06:03 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

California was a Republican state. The demographics are against conservatives and leftists are accelerating it penalizing workers and wealth creators.

I couldn’t imagine a day when an American would flee to Russia for freedom after exposing a U.S. government illegal spy program. That’s a shocker.


34 posted on 07/28/2014 6:12:43 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

It was certainly better 20 years ago than it is today, but I have to say yes, I did see it coming. I very distinctly remember a conversation I had with a coworker 25 years ago about how it would become illegal to teach your kids that homosexuality is wrong, and that if you did, your kids would be taken away from you because of “psychological abuse”. He said it would never happen. I told him that it would be people like him who would turn me in. He was very offended. Interestingly, the priest he was so fond of was removed from active ministry several years later for .... Well, you know. I wonder what he would say today.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 6:23:19 PM PDT by scouter
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I learned about the end times and always wondered how so many Christians were going to be beheaded. Now I know. The only thing that surprised me is the recent acceleration but 2013 was 40 years of child sacrifice.


36 posted on 07/28/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Fiji Hill
irretrievably left

The next time that you write that our country has moved irretrievably somewhere, start your sentence all over again and say something different because you know the first try has to be incorrect. There isn't any room for irretrievably in the future of a great nation.

37 posted on 07/28/2014 7:26:28 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

"Man, if coach had put me in, we woulda won state. Whattya wanna bet I can throw this football over that mountain?"

38 posted on 07/28/2014 7:32:06 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Tau Food

What do you mean? Government has caused irreparable damage to this country, which has and will continue to compromise and undermine even our electoral process.

I can explain it to ya if you’d like.


39 posted on 07/28/2014 8:45:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tau Food

I didn’t write that our country had moved irretrievably to the left, I wrote that our president is trying to accomplish that. And he doesn’t have far to go. Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado, once solid bastions of conservatism, are now solidly “blue.” Once Texas goes “blue,” the White House will be irretrievable for conservatives.


40 posted on 07/28/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: dragnet2
What do you mean? Government has caused irreparable damage to this country, which has and will continue to compromise and undermine even our electoral process.

I can explain it to ya if you’d like.

No, I don't think you can.

I've lived too long to think that anything is irretrievable, irreparable or even very permanent.

41 posted on 07/28/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Tau Food; Fiji Hill

This is not complex for those paying attention.

Just a few points..

Government has intentionally flooded our country with tens of millions illegally, and continues to do so. This is not to mention tens of hundreds of thousands of foreigners who cold care less about your culture, history or anything else. They too are being brought in by the millions...

For example, Bush allowed in more Muslim AFTER 911 than the previous two decades...On and on.

Government has made American citizenship all but pointless. In fact government is not only aiding and abetting this epic country killing immigration nightmare, they are providing them transportation and escorts now....

Hospitals like Dallas Parkland are illegal alien infant delivery factories, putting about about 1000 per month at just one hospital...Multiply this many hundreds of times per month at hospitals all over the U.S.

Your being incrementally replaced by a population of low wage workers, who are easily led, easily appeased, and seldom will question the government ruling class. Their happy with little government handouts and the basics...

Most Americans are now viewed by government as heavy luggage, a threat, those who use to much of “their” resources, a group of individual who must be controlled, taxed and regulated in every aspect of their lives. Total control....They’ve nearly destroyed the American middle class, along with the value of your dollar and on and on.

This goes on and on. Government has changed our history, our population and divided the once united. Those unable to see what is happening are just stupid. Government became the largest employer in the land, with now more unionized employees than the private sector...And on and on.

You’re not getting it back by any traditional means. Those days are gone. Too late.

Get it?


42 posted on 07/28/2014 9:26:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tau Food
I've lived too long to think that anything is irretrievable, irreparable or even very permanent.

Maybe so, but retrieving the freedom and prosperity we once had will be tough. In an address that I attended last week, Pat Buchanan noted that half of all Americans don't pay federal taxes and half are dependent on the government. So a candidate who promises to cut taxes will cut no ice with those who don't pay any, while one who promises to cut government spending will be opposed by those who are on the take.

43 posted on 07/29/2014 8:57:43 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
Maybe so, but retrieving the freedom and prosperity we once had will be tough. In an address that I attended last week, Pat Buchanan noted that half of all Americans don't pay federal taxes and half are dependent on the government. So a candidate who promises to cut taxes will cut no ice with those who don't pay any, while one who promises to cut government spending will be opposed by those who are on the take.

Well, of course you're absolutely right. The typical American wants to preserve his/her government benefits and wants to pay little or no taxes. So, politicians don't succeed by either cutting benefits or raising taxes. That's why we're where we're at.

It's hard to see an immediate change to that aspect of our lives. Right now, we have a growing glut of seniors who like senior benefits and also like low taxes. They are huge in number and growing at the rate of about 10,000 per day. And, they vote.

America will have a better chance to change this aspect of our lives when this huge glut of seniors is gone. Maybe younger people will be sick of government by that time. I probably won't be here to see that, but it's certainly possible.

So, there is hope for a change in course over time. None of it is too predictable, though. Only time will tell.

44 posted on 07/29/2014 9:49:00 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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