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Jerry Garcia's Conservative Children
The New York Sun ^ | 8/9/05 | John P. Avlon

Posted on 08/09/2005 7:01:12 PM PDT by qam1

Think back to the ringing guitars, the spinners, the patchouli oil and the haze of pot smoke hanging over an arena - the psychedelic country rock of Grateful Dead concerts seem like an unlikely cradle for today's conservative commentators.

And yet, 10 years to the day after Jerry Garcia's death on August 9, 1995, no less than three of Generation X's most high-profile young conservatives remain dedicated Deadheads: Deroy Murdock, Tucker Carlson, and Ann Coulter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; deadheads; deroymurdock; genx; greatfuldead; hippies; takeashower; tuckercarlson
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1 posted on 08/09/2005 7:01:12 PM PDT by qam1
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To: qam1

I've loved the Dead for 25 years and I've never not been a conservative.


2 posted on 08/09/2005 7:02:08 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: pissant

Ping!


3 posted on 08/09/2005 7:02:23 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: deadhead

PING!

LOL!


4 posted on 08/09/2005 7:03:16 PM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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To: qam1
Tucker Carlson

I'd pay ca$h money to see Bowtie Boy at a Dead concert, standing next to some of the freakier types.

5 posted on 08/09/2005 7:03:18 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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6 posted on 08/09/2005 7:03:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Politics schmolitics. Jerry could play.


7 posted on 08/09/2005 7:03:58 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: qam1

10 years!!
Holy Moly !


8 posted on 08/09/2005 7:04:21 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: qam1

Ok, time for Deadhead jokes.

Q: Why do deadheads wave their hands in front of their faces during a Grateful Dead concert?

A: To keep the music out of their eyes.



Q. How do you know when deadheads have been to your home?

A. They are still there.


9 posted on 08/09/2005 7:04:29 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: ChuxsterS

ping


10 posted on 08/09/2005 7:05:41 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("The only ho I'm pimpin' is Sweet Lady Propane." -- Hank Hill)
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To: dead

They went through the whole rainforest bit, and they were against Vietnam, but by today's standards (Dixie Chicks, Springsteen, etc.) they pretty much stayed out of politics and did what they did best (and they did it better than any band EVER!).


11 posted on 08/09/2005 7:05:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: qam1

What about Phish fans? Or Dave Matthews?


12 posted on 08/09/2005 7:06:17 PM PDT by bvw
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; tortoise; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; malakhi; m18436572; ...
Xer Ping

Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations (i.e. The Baby Boomers) are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.

Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.  

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See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1459306/posts

13 posted on 08/09/2005 7:06:56 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: bvw
What about Phish fans? Or Dave Matthews?

Gimme a break! They're amateurs.

14 posted on 08/09/2005 7:07:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: qam1
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Summer Jam... Watkins Glen, July/1973
15 posted on 08/09/2005 7:08:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: qam1; dead
Wow! 10 years!

I remember hearing it on the radio, getting ready for work. We had "The Dead" playing for...probably the next 3-4 days 24/7 around here.

There never was, or will be another player like Papa Jerry.


16 posted on 08/09/2005 7:08:37 PM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big..." Jerry Fletcher)
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To: wagglebee

I used to be a big deadhead, went to several concerts in the early to mid 90's.

I never was a lefty either.


17 posted on 08/09/2005 7:09:13 PM PDT by Sometimes A River (Che Guevera isn't cool)
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To: dead
Yes he could

IMO one of his best


18 posted on 08/09/2005 7:10:02 PM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Acts 2:38

I went to dozens in the 80's and 90's, I got a few funny looks for the Reagan and Bush bumper stickers on my cars, but that was about it.


19 posted on 08/09/2005 7:10:36 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Fzob

Just a perfect album.


20 posted on 08/09/2005 7:10:53 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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