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  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    04/11/2016 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies
    ....rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi..
  • The Knack - My Sharona live

    05/31/2015 10:36:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1979 | The Knack
    Link to music video also Here The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released as part of their debut album (Get the Knack) in 1979. The song was based on a real person, named Sharona Alperin. She was 17 when she met Fieger, who was 25 when he met her. Sharon Alperin has been a very succesful real estate agent for many years. The guitar solo and the song's rift have been cited by many bands as pure classic rock. In fact, the song was on President G.W. Bush's nano when he was in office and...
  • New Wave artists aging gracefully. An 80’s world gone by…

    05/16/2015 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    Debbie Harry of Blondie [1st crossover new wave to hip-hop artist with “Rapture”-remember!]
  • Finding the Good in Good Friday

    04/03/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Finding the Good in Good Friday By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhen I was younger, and through my seminary years, I had usually seen the crucifix and Jesus’ suffering on the Cross in somber tones. It was my sin that put Him there, had made Him suffer. The Cross was something that compelled a silent reverence and suggested to me that I meditate deeply on what Jesus had to go through. I would also think of Mary, John, and the other women beneath the Cross mournfully beholding Jesus as He was slowly and painfully dying. These were heavy and somber notes but...

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • Dio - Rainbow In The Dark

    09/20/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1984 | ronnie james dio
    The cheer you up in the era of Obama.....a flashback to the 1970s/80's. Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow In The Dark
  • Steel Breeze - You Don't Want Me Anymore

    08/01/2014 9:45:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/2/14 | n/a
    Kind of a forgotten little hit from the early 1980s.
  • Rad! Alf & Kareem Abdul Jabbar Star in Delta's '80s-Themed Safety Video

    02/02/2014 11:26:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Ad Age ^ | January 29, 2014
    Delta and Wieden & Kennedy, New York, go totally '80s in the latest of its creative in-flight safety videos. This new film, which just launched online today, is rife with references from that decade of net shirts, neon and big hair. As the flight attendant goes through the seatbelt and oxygen mask motions, we meet passengers pulled straight out of the era -- peppered with fun references like a Rubik's cube, cassette tapes, Teddy Ruxpin and a Devo hat. There are even cameos of lovable '80s alien Alf, and in the final cockpit scene -- that famous copilot from the...
  • Justice Elena Kagan Adds to the Tommy Tutone Legend

    06/13/2013 11:33:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | Scott Bomboy
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan channeled 1980s MTV favorite Tommy Tutone in her majority decision on Thursday in a case about trucking. And if someone has the number she mentioned, it would be latest chapter of the Tutone legend. The band’s big hit was the video staple, the 1982 hit “867-5309/Jenny.” In the second page of her opinion in the case of American Trucking Association v. City of Los Angeles, Kagan dropped the phone number into the court’s reasoning in the case. Kagan was describing cargo transportation requirements in Los Angeles. “The two directly at issue here compel the company...
  • Who remembers 'The Facts of Life'?

    09/01/2012 9:24:19 PM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 46 replies
    9/2/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    The Tomboy character Jo went on a nun's retreat in one episode and decided to become a nun. She wanted to slow down and thank God,and do something worthwhile. Also,Mrs. Garrett mentioned her faith and that no one could shake it. I was floored! They mentioned God in a positive way,not a mocking way. Why can't more shows be like this?
  • Here are some of my favorite videos from the early days of MTV

    06/19/2012 6:46:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 180 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel
    I was 11 years old when our family first got cable TV in the summer of 1982, and I remember watching MTV as it celebrated its one year anniversary a few weeks later. I consider the music of the early 1980s to be some of the best music ever made...
  • Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

    04/27/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NBC NY (From Drudge) ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 | DANIEL MACHT
    Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun. An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983. Cross said during an initial court appearance...
  • Video - Special - Reagan - Gorbachev New Year's Day Messages, 1987

    12/31/2011 7:10:00 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 1.1.1987
    This was a joint New Year's Day Message by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. There is a sense of the Cold War ending because both leaders were talking about peace and Nuclear Arms Reduction. This video is in the Public Domain. The Master Copy can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration, Room 4000, 8601 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20740-6001. The Archival Retrieval Catalog (ARC) number is: 59591
  • Christmas House Lights Synced to the song "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses

    12/25/2011 11:09:05 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/25/2011 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • (1980s new wave/punk rock) record producer Martin Rushent dies at age 63

    06/05/2011 4:08:41 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/5/11
    Martin Rushent, producer of The Human League's "DARE", the Go-Go's "TALK SHOW" and producer of 1980s acts such as Ultravox, Buzzcocks and Spandau Ballet, died yesterday at age 63.
  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Breitbart Is Throwing an '80s-Themed Gay Party

    01/22/2011 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 19, 2011 | John Hudson
    For months, the family values wing of the Republican Party has been protesting the inclusion of GOProud, a right-wing gay group, at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You won't hear any protesting, however, from conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart. "We're going to have a big ol' gay party," he said on a radio show Wednesday. Breitbart says gays deserve a place within the Republican Party and he's been "offended" by efforts to exclude them. Therefore, he's throwing an 80's-themed gay party to welcome them on board. If this sounds like uncharacteristic behavior for Breitbart, his additional remarks should...
  • Belinda Carlisle's son wants to raise $1,000 for Obama prior to Oct. 24th!

    09/18/2008 2:43:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 35 replies · 1,358+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/08 | James Duke Mason
    James Duke Mason, son of famous international singer and former Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle is an Obama supporter and wants to raise $1,000 for the campaign prior to Oct. 24th. He says "I recognize that Obama will change America".... he also said that "My Mom and her friends have already given me $315.00".... he wants to be part of the "movement of change in America". James has lived in France since he was a toddler. Belinda moved her family (her husband is Morgan Mason, son of famed film actor James Mason) to the French countryside in 1992.
  • Eighties Goth is Baaaaaack! (Leather Pants are In for women)

    09/16/2008 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 4,489+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 16th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Yigal Azrouel, Balmain, Collette Dinnigan Fall/Winter ‘09When we saw the leather pants and leggings at the Givenchy, Balmain, and Alexander McQueen shows, it became clear that Eighties Goth is back.
  • Republicans Lack Heart! (File Cease & Desist for 'Barracuda' Song)

    09/05/2008 4:25:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 166 replies · 948+ views
    TMZ ^ | September 5, 2008 | TMZ Staff
    Ann and Nancy Wilson are p*ssed at the Republican Party and have fired off a cease and desist letter to the McCain/Palin campaign. Specifically, the Heart women are upset that the GOP has used their classic "Barracuda" as a theme song for Sarah Palin. TMZ obtained a statement from Heart's rep, who says "The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission." The statement goes on: "We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored."
  • Magical Fifty -- Musicians Who Turn 50 This Year!

    06/12/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,029+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Vinny Appice, Anita Baker, Jello Biafra, Andrea Bocelli, Simon LeBon, Kate Bush, Belinda Carlisle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, Darby Crash, Randy DeBarge, Bruce Dickinson, Thomas Dolby, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Siobhan Fahey, Neil Finn, Bela Fleck, Martin Fry, Lisa Germano, Grandmaster Flash, Jools Holland, Ice-T, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tony James, Joan Jett, Al Jourgensen, Nik Kershaw, Sammy Kershaw, Limahl, Madonna, Bird McIntyre, Mike Mills, Thurston Moore, Alannah Miles, Gary Numan, Michael Penn, Vicki Peterson, Prince, Stacey Q, Will Sergeant, Nikki Sixx, David Sylvian, Toyah, Tanya Tucker, Paul Weller, Jane Wiedlin, Jah Wobble.
  • Who Is Your Favorite Guitar Player/Guitarist?

    05/28/2008 5:10:29 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 419 replies · 1,772+ views
    Per popular demand, after the very successful "Who Is Your Favorite Drummer?" thread, here we have a new posting to determine who is your favorite guitarist of all time.
  • Sambora offers Beckham free guitar lessons

    05/28/2008 2:28:47 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 25 replies · 111+ views
    Bon Jovi star Richie Sambora has offered English soccer ace David Beckham free guitar lessons. The guitarist is a big fan of the LA Galaxy star and has urged him to give call him if he ever feels like learning the instrument. He says: "Beckham is a good guy. He's done so much for soccer in the US. He's such a big name and brought soccer to a different level and its now played in schools. It's just a pity that he doesn't get to play more as he's been injured. "David should come and see me. I'd gladly give...
  • What Was The Most Important 1980's Historical Event That Changed Your Life?

    05/20/2008 3:27:35 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 174 replies · 2,298+ views
    What 1980's event helped re-shape your life, thoughts, person and/or change your focus and outlook on life? You can answer as many times as you desire.
  • Totally 80's Hair Attack Sandbox: "The Godd, The Bad & The Ugly!"

    05/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 270 replies · 29,132+ views
    And The Winners Are....
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rock/Pop Musicians Who Turn 60 This Year!

    05/16/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 104 replies · 1,681+ views
    Musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent, Steve Winwood, Robert Plant, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Frey, Alice Cooper, Tony Iommi, Chris Squire, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer, John Bonham (R.I.P.) & Rick James (R.I.P.)
  • MTV's "Rock The Cradle" - Kids of Famous Music Stars Compete Live - Thursdays at 10P/9C!

    05/06/2008 5:39:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 68 replies · 230+ views
    A'Keiba Burrell - daughter of rapper MC Hammer. Landon Brown - eldest son of R&B singer Bobby Brown. Lara Johnston -daughter of Doobie Brothers' singer Tom Johnston. Chloe Lattanzi - daughter of Olivia Newton-John. Crosby Loggins - son of singer Kenny Loggins. Jesse Money -daughter of singer Eddie Money. Jesse Blaze Snider - son of Dee Snider. Albert J. Brown IV - son of R&B singer Al B. Sure. Lucy Walsh - daughter of legendary guitarist Joe Walsh.
  • Belinda Carlisle Endorses Hillary!

    04/30/2008 3:27:32 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 64 replies · 1,461+ views
    Well, actually, maybe it would’ve been an “important” endorsement 25 years ago? This is video of James Duke Mason, son of 1980’s pop sensation Belinda Carlisle and former Reagan administration official Morgan Mason (who is the son of legendary actor James Mason) — telling the world that his Mom Belinda is endorsing Hillary Clinton! Heaven IS a Place on Earth, Hillary!
  • Vocalist Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot Found Dead in Vegas

    11/26/2007 8:25:04 AM PST · by RockinRight · 72 replies · 724+ views ^ | 11/26/2007
    Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday. Friends reportedly went to his home and found the singer. The musician was 52. DuBrow started the heavy metal band Dubrow in 1980 and later changed the name to Quiet Riot. The group released an album “Mental Health” that took them to the top of the charts. They were the first metal band to receive number one status on their debut album. Their latest album “Rehab” was released in 2006. Most recently, the group performed in July at glam metal festival “Rocklahoma” and at...
  • Incredible Kids Band Plays Journey

    05/13/2007 10:25:47 AM PDT · by magellan · 15 replies · 1,408+ views
    Yahoo! Video ^ | 04/17/2007 | Steve Razz
    Check these videos out: Don't Stop BelievingLightsThe guitarist is 9 years old. The lead singer is 7 years old.
  • Poison Announces 'POISON'D! 2007' Summer Tour Dates

    05/04/2007 9:16:35 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 21 replies · 803+ views
    Poison will hit more than 50 U.S. cities this summer on their "POISON'D! 2007" tour. The national tour, with RATT and special guest White Lion joining Poison for most of the dates, rolls out on June 13 in Greenville, SC, with stops in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Washington, DC and other major tour markets across the country. Poison's new studio album, POISON'D!, will be released June 5 on CD and digitally by EMI America Records/Capitol. Featuring Poison's original members, POISON'D! presents the band's first new studio recordings since 2002's Hollyweird. Since Poison's 1986 debut, Look...
  • Police Reunion Rumours Reach Fever Pitch

    01/04/2007 12:41:47 AM PST · by dfwgator · 15 replies · 679+ views
    NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rumours are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the United States, which would be the rock trio's first since disbanding in 1986. Sources told the reports -- in the British press -- were legitimate, but they would not publicly comment until final details are nearer to completion. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of "Roxanne," the single that broke the Police in the United States.
  • New York Young Republican Clubs' Back to the 80's Capitalist Ball

    10/21/2006 10:38:40 PM PDT · by rmlew · 31 replies · 2,074+ views
    Back to the 80's Capitalist Ball You are invited... The New York Young Republican Club's Back to the 80's Capitalist Ball Harken back to one of the greatest era's in American culture, otherwise known as the "Reagan Years" or the "Decade of Greed" by those who just didn't get it. Remember everything that contributed to making the 80's a very unique decade: Music - Madonna, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Run DMC, Bon Jovi, Boy George and Duran Duran Movies - Scarface, Wall Street, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Flashdance, Ghostbusters, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off TV -...
  • Poison, Cinderella celebrate music

    08/31/2006 7:37:56 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 16 replies · 395+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 08/21/2006 | Leslie Gray Streeter
    Monday, August 21, 2006 Any concert tour called 20 Years of Rock And Roll promises an enthusiastic celebration of the music of yesterday. In the case of the Poison/Cinderella double bill that played its laser show-loving heart out at Sound Advice Amphitheatre on Sunday night, that meant plenty of loudly shredding guitars, hair that was sprayed to the heavens and all manner of questionable but era-appropriate mesh. But there was, in the crowd of 30 and 40-somethings reliving their late '80s rock dreams in this Gap khaki age, at least one symbol that proved there was still a genuine mood...
  • 80s Cartoon Flashback

    08/29/2006 12:11:34 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 3,813+ views
    various | 8/29/2006 | myself
    I know there's plenty on FR who were kids in the 1980s. There are a few "classics" in terms of cartoons from this time period. Let's take a stroll down memory lane, with the help of YouTube. A truly forgotten series is Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea. This used to be on Nickelodeon. It was a French-produced series about a "lost civilization" under the earth that seeks help from the surface dwellers. There aren't any episodes on YouTube at the moment, but the intro is at Spartakus intro. It was truly an odd, but unique series. Another series...
  • Has TRANSFORMERS sold out to liberalism?

    06/10/2006 4:24:36 PM PDT · by SouthJrzReaganite18 · 23 replies · 17,122+ views
    Dave's World Blog ^ | 6/10/2006 | SouthJrzReaganite18
    As I do everyday, I checked the headlines of to find the most recent news conscerning one of my favorite childhood franchises - Transformers. I was elated to find a link to the new website going up for the live-action movie coming up in 2007. As dramatic music played on the web page, the flash animation had the Earth zoom into view and behind it a large robotic eye staring back at me. Excitedly, I awaited one of the typical Transformers tag lines (expecting either, “More than meets the eye,” or “Robots in disguise”). Then the slogan for what...
  • Is Commodore poised for a comeback?

    12/16/2005 2:15:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 152 replies · 3,079+ views
    ZDNet ^ | December 16, 2005 | Ina Fried
    It may be time for a Commodore comeback. No, Lionel Ritchie isn't signing up with his old band. We're talking about Commodore, the venerable computer brand. A Dutch consumer media company is hoping it can tap the power of the VIC 20, the PET and the Commodore 64 to launch a new wave of products, including a home media center device and a portable GPS unit and media player. Yeahronimo Media Ventures, which has offices in Los Angeles and Baarn, the Netherlands, acquired the rights to the Commodore name late last year in a deal worth just over $32.7 million....
  • Former British PM Thatcher back after health scare.

    12/13/2005 5:13:05 AM PST · by Goldwater-Reagan Republican · 2 replies · 336+ views
    LONDON (AFP) - Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was back out in public to reopen a top London hotel, only four days after a brief stay in hospital. The baroness, 80, insisted she felt "fine" as she relaunched the plush Brown's Hotel. She had stayed overnight Wednesday in a London hospital after feeling faint. Her private secretary said it was "back to normal" for Thatcher who had been taking things easy since leaving hospital. Looking frail but determined in an electric blue coat, Thatcher, once dubbed the "Iron Lady", was helped from her car before cutting the ribbon. She...
  • Friendly sitcom nods past '80s (LONGING FOR THE LOST LIBERAL GOLDEN AGE)

    11/02/2005 10:33:42 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 159 replies · 4,882+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 2, 2005 | DOUG ELFMAN TELEVISION CRITIC
    In tonight's episode of Fox's "That '70s Show," almost everybody gets stoned. Again. That's how you can tell "That '70s Show" is still stuck in the spirit of the "Me Decade." If the characters were to live it up '80s-style, they'd all be snorting coke and wearing yellow Izods. You can't really blame the writers of the show (7 p.m., WFLD-Channel 32) for holding off the "Decade of Greed." If you had to pick between living forever in the late '70s or the early '80s, the Carter years would be your winner. Politicians living in a state of red-baiting moneyism...
  • Margaret Thatcher and the Revival of the West

    10/10/2005 3:24:37 AM PDT · by Hunden · 8 replies · 728+ views
    National Review ^ | October 6, 2005 | Ronald Reagan
    This article appeared in the May 19, 1989, issue of National Review. Margaret Thatcher [also] wrote a piece on Ronald Reagan that appeared in the December 30, 1988, issue of National Review. Some years ago, while I was still Governor of California, I was invited to address a large meeting of business leaders in London. Upon arrival I met another American and longtime friend, the late Justin Dart. The British Conservative Party had just elected Margaret Thatcher Leader of the Party. She was the first woman to hold that position and, if the Conservative Party won an election, she would automatically...
  • Eulogy for President Reagan (touching reading)

    09/06/2005 11:12:45 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 15 replies · 792+ views
    Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | Jun 11, 2004 (now: 2005) | Margaret Thatcher
    Themes: Leadership, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR and successor states), Conservatism, Autobiographical comments We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend AmericaÍs wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk, yet they were pursued with almost a lightness...
  • Rockin' '80s define today

    06/19/2005 5:20:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 71 replies · 2,865+ views
    Lincoln Journalstar ^ | 6/19/05 | Kent Wolgammot
    It's 2005, and the 1980s are almost over again. That's right —15 years after the end of the Reagan decade, the practice of popular culture recycling its music and fashion has reached a peak. But, given the furious nature of information consumption in the digital age, it's not likely to be long before the era of leg warmers, bizarre haircuts and synthopop drops off the pop radar screen. "It's speeding up," said Pete Anderson, a veteran Los Angeles record producer best known for two decades of work with country singer Dwight Yoakam. "There used to be a statute of limitations:...