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What will we name this decade? Let's just never speak of it again (MOANIN' LIBERAL ALERT)
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2009 | Steve Johnson | Tribune Internet critic

Posted on 04/14/2009 10:29:01 AM PDT by Chi-townChief

Think about it. Has there been a lousier 10 years in American history? OK, the Civil War, granted. And the Great Depression wasn't so hot, either, the pictures suggest. But this one has been close enough to an all-time bad to merit the kind of willful amnesia that I'm proposing.

sajohnson@tribune.com

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; 2008electionbias; bds; callawaaambulance; cheeseandwhine; dairyproducts; liberals; mediabias; obama; postmodernism; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; shadowgovernment; stalinisttactics; the00s; thedoublenoughts; woeisme; wordgames
You kind of hope this clown is joking but I've heard this "worst of times" crap in all seriousness from a lot of Baby Boomers and younger.
1 posted on 04/14/2009 10:29:02 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

It’s “Moaning in Amerika!”..............................


2 posted on 04/14/2009 10:30:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Chi-townChief

How ‘bout “Yes We Can’t”!


3 posted on 04/14/2009 10:31:31 AM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: Chi-townChief

The decade that America died and Obama thrived.


4 posted on 04/14/2009 10:32:38 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Red Badger

May I use.......Maining in Amerika as my tagline. It’s so perfect.


5 posted on 04/14/2009 10:32:54 AM PDT by Carley (President Obama Dropped a MOAB on America)
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To: Chi-townChief

The End of America as we knew it.


6 posted on 04/14/2009 10:33:01 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Red Badger

May I use.......Moaning in Amerika as my tagline. It’s so perfect.


7 posted on 04/14/2009 10:33:18 AM PDT by Carley (President Obama Dropped a MOAB on America)
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To: Carley

Be my guest!.......................


8 posted on 04/14/2009 10:34:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Chi-townChief

Democrats lied while America died.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 10:34:29 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Chi-townChief

“Has there been a lousier 10 years in American history?”

1971-1980?

1993-2003?


10 posted on 04/14/2009 10:38:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Chi-townChief

You inspired a tagline.


11 posted on 04/14/2009 10:38:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The age of Obama: the transient aschematic delusions of adequacy decade.)
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To: Chi-townChief
This nancy needs to turn off his television - its terrifying him.

He lists ever dopey media scarefest. How did he ever survive the nineties, with all its horrific threats like killer bees, El Nino, shark attacks, poly-unsaturated fat, pit bulls, mold, Napster, assault weapons, and attacking SUVs?

12 posted on 04/14/2009 10:39:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Is there NO cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome???


13 posted on 04/14/2009 10:39:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Chi-townChief

I vote for the Zeros.


14 posted on 04/14/2009 10:39:10 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Chi-townChief

That is: we should call the decade “The Zeros”.


15 posted on 04/14/2009 10:39:50 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Chi-townChief

Let’s name it the decade the world got smart and realized it didn’t need the Chicago Tribune anymore. I know it doesn’t roll off the tongue too well but hey, it’s accurate.


16 posted on 04/14/2009 10:40:29 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: rbg81; Revolting cat!
The Double-Noughts.


17 posted on 04/14/2009 10:40:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: domenad

The Day The Pravda Media Died.

Singing bye bye New York Times,
The Ol’ Grey Lady’s revealed herself to be an ‘ore
The presstitutes can’t go on anymore
they pimped their boy Obama
and yet they still sell drama
the day the pravda media died...


18 posted on 04/14/2009 10:43:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Chi-townChief

Obama’s Birth of Fascism Decade?


19 posted on 04/14/2009 10:43:07 AM PDT by GeronL (tea parties quarterly until we get big enough to simply take over by force if necessary)
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To: GeronL

the only birth certificate Barry holds.


20 posted on 04/14/2009 10:44:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Chi-townChief

Most times are bad, no? I am told the early ‘80s were good, and the ‘50s blissful, by my parents; my grandparents thought the ‘20s were even better than the ‘50s. Then I do the research and it all sounds pretty scary (except for the music).
Me, I didn’t care for the Clinton years, even the music stank. Went abroad and felt shame because my President was an @ss#...


21 posted on 04/14/2009 10:46:04 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Lots of tougher times. 1870s, 1890s (if you weren’t rich it was not at all gay), 1929 - 1945, 1840s, the list is nearly endless.

Ignorant reporters are rampant.


22 posted on 04/14/2009 10:47:00 AM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: texmexis best

Hell, for most people, virtually every decade from the inception of the country sucked far worse than 2000-2010. The fact that anyone could even summon the brass cajones to complain about it is proof of how spoiled this little bourgeious punk is.


23 posted on 04/14/2009 10:48:49 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Mr. Johnson might avail himself of a library card and a couple of history books. There was that time the Brits marched in and burnt D.C. to the ground. But then there were bad things that happend during that decade too.


24 posted on 04/14/2009 10:50:58 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Chi-townChief

Obviously, this ignorant moron never lived through the seventies or was having a brown acid flashback at the time.


25 posted on 04/14/2009 10:52:26 AM PDT by AnnGora (Does this tagline make me look fat?)
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To: Red Badger

The decade of morons.


26 posted on 04/14/2009 10:55:04 AM PDT by mulligan (A)
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To: mulligan

THE DECADE OF “0”...............


27 posted on 04/14/2009 11:05:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Red Badger

Thank you. It surely sums up what is happening to America.


28 posted on 04/14/2009 11:08:48 AM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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To: Chi-townChief

Gimme more decade.


29 posted on 04/14/2009 11:16:35 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Chi-townChief

Neo-cons lied, Conservatism died.


30 posted on 04/14/2009 11:16:59 AM PDT by ex-snook ( "Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Chi-townChief
“Has there been a lousier 10 years in American history?”

1770-1780--political instability, war, military defeats

1780-1790--war, political and economic chaos

1810-1820--war, bad economy

1890-1900--depression, drought, war

31 posted on 04/14/2009 12:51:20 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Chi-townChief
Sometimes a period of history, such as a decade, doesn't get named until long afterwards. The "Roaring Twenties" were so named in 1939, the Thirties were dubbed "The Red Decade" in 1941, and the Sixties received the name "The Destructive Generation" in 1988, with the publication of David Horowitz's book of the same name. For that matter, the Renaissance had to wait about three hundred years before it was so named.

I recall that in 1959, commentators were referring to the previous decade as "The Fabulous Fifties," while the new decade was dubbed "The Soaring Sixties," but neither of these nicknames took hold.

32 posted on 04/14/2009 1:00:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Chi-townChief

My Top 5

1. Absolute Zero decade
2. Who left the 60s druggies in charge decade
3. Dejavu Dementia decade or Welcome back Jimmuh decade
4. Building a Pyramid Scheme to the Future decade
5. Government Grifter decade


33 posted on 04/14/2009 1:25:53 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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