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  • Fresno traffic stop leads to discovery of meth lab at retirement community

    06/16/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    KFSN TV ^ | June 15, 2014 | Veronica Miracle
    "When officers pulled Short over it was for a routine traffic stop. Since he's on supervised release for previous meth sales they searched his car. "When the officers searched the car they located four ounces of methamphetamine in the car, which is a lot of methamphetamine, so that's consistent with somebody who's selling," said Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez. After searching his apartment, they found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab. "Just shocking someone that age would do that, but actually a perfect place to do it, right? Retirement village, who would suspect it...
  • Attacking the church of the Left

    10/09/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-8-12 | Hugh Hewitt
    Mitt Romney has done it now. He has attacked the Left where it lives -- on PBS and NPR. Mass-attending Catholics rightly perceive that President Obama launched a direct attack on their church. Their bishops have informed them. Evangelicals and other people of faith have mobilized to support Catholics against the Obamacare regulations that will oblige Catholic hospitals, schools and human welfare agencies to close rather than provide the morning-after pill, sterilization, and other drugs and procedures prohibited by Catholic doctrine. Catholics are angry, and they will vote that anger in key swing states like Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, Iowa...
  • Bill Ayers Tells CA Crowd: ‘We Were Never a Terrorist Organization’ (video)

    04/25/2010 2:46:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 796+ views
    KGPE-TV ^ | April 25, 2010
    Obama's comrade Ayers: "We never threatened to kill people, we never killed people."
  • NARAL's President Admits: Pro-Aborts Aging, Pro-Lifers Young and Zealous

    04/21/2010 4:08:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 518+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/21/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pro-life movement in America is growing in leaps and bounds, attracting young, zealous women to defend the unborn in droves - a fact that even the president of NARAL has now admitted.NARAL's Nancy Keenan told Newsweek last week that she considers herself a member of the "postmenopausal militia" – a phrase that captures the situation of pro-abortion leaders who are aging across the board, including the leadership of Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women. Newsweek's Sarah Kliff notes that "these leaders will retire in a decade or so." Keenan also...
  • Pinball Wizard? Seriously?

    02/07/2010 5:13:14 PM PST · by Minn · 242 replies · 4,559+ views
    I'm trying to understand what it says about the state of American music and culture that, in every Super Bowl half time show since the wardrobe malfunction, a song less than 30 years old hasn't been sung. I have plenty of fond memories of the Stones, Bruce, and to a far lesser extent, the Who. But what will the NFL do when all these guys are dead?
  • The Who halftime show

    02/08/2010 8:11:25 AM PST · by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY · 147 replies · 3,390+ views
    As seen on CBS | 8 February 2010 | Self
    There are conservatives, including some of us here on Free Republic, that consider the song "We don't get fooled again!" to have a conservative theme. The Who saved that for their final performance last night. Did anyone else note the extraordinary amount of cheering from the audience the first time they sang the refrain? Did you also catch Daltry's final line: "DON'T YOU GET FOOLED AGAIN!!!" ?
  • Many Baby Boomers are Continuing Illicit Drug Use into Their Later Years...

    08/25/2009 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies · 1,626+ views
    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration ^ | August 19, 2009 | SAMHSA Press Office
    Many baby boomers (Americans in the generation born between 1946 and 1964) are continuing to use illicit drugs as they grow older, causing the rate of illicit drug use to go up within the 50 to 59 year old age segment of the population. According to a new analytical publication produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), those aged 50 to 59 reporting use of illicit drugs within the past year has nearly doubled from 5.1 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2007 while rates among all other age groups are statistically staying the same...
  • Baby boomers still getting high, agency says

    08/23/2009 12:14:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 863+ views
    reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baby boomers, now well into middle age, are still turning on to illegal drugs, doubling the rates of illicit drug use for the older generation, according to U.S. government statistics released on Wednesday. The rates of people aged 50 to 59 who admit to using illicit drugs in the past year nearly doubled from 5.1 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2007 while rates among all other age groups are the same or decreasing, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported. "These findings show that many in the Woodstock generation continue to use...
  • Some Baby Boomers Still Getting High

    08/19/2009 7:05:28 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 81 replies · 2,115+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2009 | Associated Press
  • Hipster fatigue

    07/16/2009 12:48:43 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 49 replies · 1,536+ views
    I fancy myself open-minded and easygoing, which is why I was disturbed at my behavior last week when a pair of cyclists, riding side-by-side, blocked a lane of traffic and slowed my car to a speed that fell between trotting and brisk skipping. I laid on the horn, something I normally wouldn’t do, while my passenger, a generally subdued gentlemen and an avid cyclist himself, yelled at them to get out of the way. Discuss COMMENTS (41) It was only the next day that I realized the reason for my aggressive behavior. I was annoyed with these two because they...
  • Rainbow hippies arrested after Nederland brawl

    07/17/2008 7:33:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 320+ views
    daily camera ^ | July 16, 2008 | Heath Urie
    Five members of the “Rainbow Family” — a loose-knit band of hippies that preaches love, tolerance and peace and is best known for its large gatherings every July — were arrested Tuesday night by Boulder County sheriff’s deputies after a violent brawl broke out at the group’s campsite near Ward. at a fight had broken out among a group of a dozen people camping out in the area of Ruby Gulch, located on state Forest Service property ... When deputies arrived, witnesses reported that one man, a Nederland resident aged 34 or 35, was hit in the back of the...
  • Rainbow Family gathering results in citations ( NM )

    06/27/2009 11:20:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,063+ views
    ap ^ | June 22, 2009
    Authorities have recorded more than 370 incidents, including 120 violation notices, in the past week as people flock to the Santa Fe National Forest ... between 10,000 and 12,000 people are expected to attend the gathering from July 1-7. Forest Service spokesman Lawrence Lujan says most of the violation notices handed out since June 14 are related to alcohol, and drug and traffic violations. Some of the people who were issued notices were required to appear Monday in federal court in Albuquerque.
  • Rainbow Family to meet in Santa Fe National Forest

    06/14/2009 7:14:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 2,435+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/13/2009
    Between 5,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend July 1-7. The gathering will be 22 road miles northeast of Cuba and southeast of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
  • Too old to rock? (ROCK'N'ROLL IS DEAD)

    05/10/2009 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 121 replies · 3,008+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 10, 2009 | Mark Caro | Tribune reporter
    Let's first acknowledge that we've moved well beyond the irony of "I hope I die before I get old" and the fact that the Who's Pete Townshend, who wrote the lyric, did get old, though his band's drummer didn't. Let's also let Mick Jagger off the hook for famously declaring, "I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm 45." With the Rolling Stones singer turning 66 in July, he has had more than 20 years and several world tours to eat those words. We will, however, give consideration to Robert Plant's explanation earlier this year that he shot down...
  • Inaugural gives younger generation their own Woodstock (DO take that brown acid, man)

    01/19/2009 6:34:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 923+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 1/19/2009 | Carla Marinucci
    America's 20-something "millennials" have driven, hitchhiked, walked, biked, and bussed their way to Washington in hordes this week to witness the must-see, must-be-there event of their lives - the swearing-in of Barack Obama. Many of their Baby Boomer parents can relate: they remember this thing called Woodstock. No one is suggesting that a rock concert on a farm in upstate New York where guitarist Jimi Hendrix wailed the "The Star Spangled Banner" - don't even mention to the sex, drugs and three days of rock and roll - approaches the weight of the inauguration of the first African American president....
  • The Scene: Millions turn out for ... Arnold? (Peter, Paul and Mary at the California Dems big bash)

    01/19/2009 4:08:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 425+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/19/09 | Mary Anne Ostrom, Frank Davies and Sal Pizarro
    "There is such excitement in this town, with millions coming in," gushed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was accepting an arts award Monday from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "All these people coming in to see me get this award, it makes me ecstatic," the governor joked to the mayors at the Capitol Hilton, with inaugural crowds filling the streets outside. Schwarzenegger was given the award for public leadership in the arts because of his support for art and music programs in the schools — programs that face cuts because of the state's budget crisis. The governor talked about the painting,...
  • Green Revolution Hits Dead End In Georgia Cemetery Proposal

    01/02/2009 8:51:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 1,525+ views
    Green Revolution Hits Dead End In Georgia Cemetery Proposal Ms. Collins Thought Natural Burials Were a Killer Idea; Locals Saw Grave Threat By PHILIP SHISHKIN MACON, Ga. -- Elizabeth Collins, a gardener, birdwatcher and a self-described "renaissance woman," wanted to start a "natural" cemetery where bodies would be buried without embalming, coffins or vaults. [Elizabeth Collins] Elizabeth Collins She and a partner bought a plot of land here and wrote a business plan that identified pagans, "old hippies," penny pinchers, environmentalists and Muslims -- who traditionally bury the dead without caskets -- as their target market. There would be room...
  • Camelot

    11/12/2008 2:23:01 PM PST · by jadedtom · 14 replies · 447+ views
    SON OF TOM TOM, THE CYBERS' SON ^ | 11-12-08 | Tom Axtell
    Camelot or the return thereof...
  • What Will Pony-tailed Professors Do Now that Obama is President?

    11/11/2008 11:32:57 AM PST · by AJKauf · 20 replies · 213+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 11, 2008 | Mary Grabar
    The day after the election, on the quad of the university where I teach, a young lady wore one of those t-shirts with a visage of The One that has grown ever larger, with profile turned increasingly upward towards the heavens, as the campaign went on. The latest fashion statement was emblazoned “Commander in Chief” in shiny gold. She gathered with a professor, also in an Obama t-shirt, and other similarly attired students as they blared rap music from a boom box. Seldom have we seen such entrepreneurial spirit in the name of the advancement of peace and justice through...
  • Obama's Aging Hippies

    08/08/2008 7:14:22 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 9 replies · 155+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 08/08/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    They were part of the Woodstock nation then, they are Obamamaniacs nation of change now. http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=19900242&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
  • Cracking Code Pink ("Our tiaras have lost their glow")

    07/16/2008 8:29:18 PM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies · 108+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Cintra Wilson
    SNIP Code Pink welcomes anybody "willing to be outrageous for peace." But despite its emphasis on "joy and humor," its ruckus-raising techniques often cause me and my liberal community, who tend to agree with its politics, to regard them with distaste and embarrassment. Why did these shrieking middle-aged women in pink novelty hats believe this manner of protest was going to be effective in Congress, let alone in an almost completely co-opted media climate that seems hellbent on ignoring them? SNIP "We've arrived at a point where it obviously didn't work," she said of Code Pink's disruptions in Congress. "We...
  • Hippies: Where are they now?

    06/17/2008 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 164 replies · 887+ views
    Hippies: Where are they now? 1968: Conscription 2008: Constipation 1968: Hell No We Won’t Go 2008: Hell No We Can’t Go 1968: Brown Acid 2008: Brown Fiber 1968: Bring Them Home Now 2008: I’m In A Home Now 1968: Free Love 2008: Free Clinic 1968: Denim 2008: Depends 1968: Rolling Stones 2008: Gall Stones 1968: Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll 2008: Sex, Drugs & Geritol 1968: Bong Water 2008: Bottled Water 1968: Pot 2008: Prius
  • Police Arrest Peace Movement Protester Who Slapped Woman [Veteran For Peace Goon, West Chester, PA]

    03/24/2008 8:50:53 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 77 replies · 3,695+ views
    NewsBlaze ^ | Alan Gray
    Police Arrest Peace Movement Protester Who Slapped Woman By Alan Gray, NewsBlaze March 24, 2008 West Chester, PA - On Saturday, around 12:10 PM, a member of the Chester County Peace Movement (CCPM) slapped a woman twice, while she was videotaping an exchange between two opposing groups. The woman is a local journalist. Police were called and an officer arrived at 12:15 PM. He announced to the crowd that he was conducting an investigation. The assailant was pointed out to police and the officer told the man to come forward, but the man was uncooperative and belligerent, and refused to...
  • Grannies and pro-war activists clash in Times Square

    03/19/2008 4:32:23 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 6 replies · 586+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/19/08 | Emily Chasan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grannies holding a knit-in to protest the war in Iraq clashed in a shouting match with pro-war activists in Times Square on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict. About 30 member of the Granny Peace Brigade, some sitting in rocking chairs and wheelchairs, were knitting stump socks for veteran amputees and baby clothes for Iraqi families at the Times Square military recruiting station that was damaged by a small bomb on March 6. "You want a piece of granny?" Frederick Olbrey, 70, yelled at about half a dozen war supporters gathered across...
  • Caption the moonbats at this '5 Year Iraq War Protest' in Denver (barf alert)

    03/17/2008 8:54:39 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 51 replies · 691+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | InSitu Photography
  • Peace activist launches fast to protest Nader presidential bid

    03/15/2008 4:07:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 628+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/15/08 | John Rogers - ap
    He's been fasting for nearly three weeks, gaining little notice even from the target of his protest. But Jerry Peace Activist Rubin is willing to refrain from eating for at least another three weeks and then another three weeks after that and then. ... Well, you get the idea. His goal: Persuade Ralph Nader to drop his quadrennial bid for the presidency - or at least explain to Rubin why he's running again in 2008. Rubin, who has launched more than 30 fasts over the past 25 years, is worried that Nader will play a spoiler role, as he believes...
  • Clinton: I Have Earned Every Wrinkle

    03/04/2008 2:33:02 PM PST · by jdm · 51 replies · 198+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 04, 2008 | Staff
    ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., making a final push before critical votes in Ohio and Texas (not to mention Rhode Island and Vermont) says she has earned every wrinkle. "Granted, I am a little older and I have earned every wrinkle on my face and I feel just as energized about what we are doing," Clinton told a crowd of supporters on Monday in Austin. Watch the VIDEO HERE. The Senator continued to push her message of experience at her last rally in Texas before the voters go to the polls on Tuesday. She was joined...
  • On a Lighter Side: Hippie Bill & Hillary

    01/29/2008 9:01:55 PM PST · by Bear_Slayer · 15 replies · 136+ views
  • The candidate — egad! — has wrinkles

    12/21/2007 5:20:27 AM PST · by NCDragon · 32 replies · 100+ views
    Seattle Times.com ^ | December 21, 2007 | Ellen Goodman
    BOSTON — And so we gather to praise the old feminazi hunter himself. Rush Limbaugh has single-handedly brushed aside the blinding snow on the windshield and let us have another clear view of the double standard running down this campaign highway. This week, our man Rush offered a lengthy monologue about an unflattering photo of Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire cold. He ended by asking the question: "Will this country want to actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?" EEEEK! Hillary has wrinkles! Somebody call the exorcist! Remember last summer when the nation...
  • Hillary: Growing Old Quickly, and Without Grace ... (get Nancy Pelosi’s botox docs)

    12/20/2007 5:59:03 AM PST · by IrishMike · 108 replies · 1,652+ views
    CFP ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2007 | John Lillpop
    Take a good look at a recent photograph of Hillary Clinton. Notice the bags under her bloated eyes, the turkey giblet developing below her neck, the heavy wrinkles and deep lines all across her forehead and face. The junior senator from New York has that exhausted look common to people who have stopped celebrating (and counting!) birthdays when the count reaches 60, as it did for Hillary in October. Right in front of God, C-Span, and the American people, Hillary Clinton is passing from an annoying young hippie-beach to an annoying old spent hag. Hillary Clinton’s better days are clearly...
  • Can We Revive '60s-Era Ideals?

    12/07/2007 6:02:09 PM PST · by T Lady · 79 replies · 1,745+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 7, 2007 | Dick Simpson
    Can we revive '60s-era ideals? December 7, 2007 BY DICK SIMPSON Politically, 1968 began in Chicago in 1967. The country at the time faced three great crises: racial discrimination, the Vietnam War, and the imperial presidency in which all executive, legislative and judicial power was being gathered into the hands of the president. Behind these loomed the cultural clash of the '60s generation. The hippies, Yippies, Beatle-loving, pot-smoking free lovers doing their own thing came up against Richard J. Daley, the Chicago cops and the National Guard upholding the status quo against their own ''barbarian'' children. Society was sliding into...
  • Redford's Vietnam in Afghanistan--The Hollywood icon's latest propaganda flop.

    11/15/2007 5:28:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 76+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 15, 2007 | Lloyd Billingsley
    What this movie is going to be about is evident from the start because they telegraph it with a flare gun. We fade in to the latest casualty report from Iraq. It's bad news, the report and the movie, really a filmed polemic that gives new meaning to the term "talkie." Here Hollywood liberals showcase their incoherence and fondle their favorite incantation. In Lions for Lambs, the war on terror is nothing more than a replay of Vietnam. Ambitious, warmongering politicians are sending kids, especially blacks and latinos, to die in fields afar, victims of inept strategy and an overextended,...
  • Death fears of the Boomer Left

    09/21/2007 12:39:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 94 replies · 626+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2007 | James Lewis
    "Back in the Sixties," sighs an ex-hippie lady I know, "everybody was happy. Really. Everybody."   Gosh, that wasn't what other people remember. Most teenagers go through a lot of ups and downs, and in the Sixties the Baby Boomers were rollercoastering through their own adolescence. (Some still are.) But as the Boomer Left thinks back to those glory years, they sound like the poet Wordsworth rhapsodizing about the early French Revolution -- before the heads started to roll from Dr. Guillotin's clever new contraption: Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very...
  • Pete Seeger: The Power of Song - He has a hammer (MEGAPROJECTILE BARFER)

    09/14/2007 5:56:03 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 47 replies · 776+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 13, 2007 | Roger Ebert
    I don't know if Pete Seeger believes in saints, but I believe he is one. He's the one in the front as they go marching in. "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" is a tribute to the legendary singer and composer who thought music could be a force for good, and proved it by writing songs that have actually helped shape our times ("If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn") and popularizing "We Shall Overcome" and Woody Guthrie's unofficial national anthem, "This Land Is Your Land." Over his long career (he is 88), he has toured tirelessly with...
  • Summer of Love bands and fans jam in Golden Gate Park

    09/03/2007 5:52:55 AM PDT · by period end of story · 37 replies · 1,020+ views
    SF Gate.com ^ | September 3, 2007 | Joel Selvin
    Country Joe McDonald sang a new song and probably echoed the central thought of the day for most of the huge crowd at the 40th anniversary Summer of Love concert in Golden Gate Park on Sunday: "I wish I was back in the Summer of Love." And for a moment, Speedway Meadow - in the sea of tie-dye with the aroma of marijuana wafting everywhere - almost seemed to feel like another time. Except for the portable ATMs dotting the landscape and all those cell phones. A crowed estimated at more than 50,000 people, spanning multiple generations, filled the meadow...
  • Anti-war demonstrators march on Walker’s Point [Kennebunkport]

    08/25/2007 9:56:50 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 536+ views
    MaineToday ^ | August 25, 2007 | Staff Report
    <p>Several hundred people arrived by bus, bicycle and foot Saturday morning for a peace rally at Consolidated School in Kennebunkport, which will be followed by a two-mile march to Walker's Point, the Bush family compound.</p> <p>The peace rally started at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Raging Grannies, a crowd-pleasing group of older women in colorful clothes and wild hats who entertained the crowd with anti-war songs and chants.</p>
  • Love blooms anew for 1967 - Boomers mark the 40th anniversary of a celebrated summer (BARRRFFF!!!)

    05/28/2007 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 111 replies · 1,962+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2007 | Stevenson Swanson
    The flowers that they wore in their hair have long since wilted, but the generation that came of age in the 1960s will spend the coming months recalling a summer four decades ago, when rock music, drugs and sexual liberation fused to create the Summer of Love. From New York, where Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche is on display at the Whitney Museum of Art, to the Bay area, where Joplin's band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, will play at an anniversary tribute to the Monterey Pop music festival, the calendar will be flipped back to an earlier time that,...
  • Where are the activist women?

    05/24/2007 9:13:14 AM PDT · by qam1 · 33 replies · 1,050+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 5/22/07 | Rebecca Walsh
    In the 1970s, baby sitters were hired for League of Women Voters meetings. It was a day out for stay-at-home moms who came of age in the caldron of the 1960s. We'd call it a "play date" or "Mommy's group" now - but with policy discussions and get-out-the-vote campaigns rather than gossip. Baby sitters aren't necessary at League meetings anymore. Those young activists are now graying, their children grown. And their numbers are dwindling - through attrition. The League is in trouble. And women are to blame. An offshoot of the women's suffrage movement, the League was organized in 1920,...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 1-28-2007

    01/28/2007 12:27:36 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 132+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-28-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. What's that over there on the Mall? A crowd? I believe it's quite small! There's Dennis Kucinich and Jane Fonda (that's rich!) Like VietNam never ended at all!
  • Anti-military bigotry by the Bay

    11/22/2006 11:57:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,269+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | November 20, 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    "In the first place God made idiots," observed Mark Twain. "This was for practice. Then he made school boards." The San Francisco Board of Education's 4-2 vote last week to abolish the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, which has been active in the city's high schools for 90 years, tends to support his view. Why is JROTC being done away with? It isn't for lack of interest. More than 1,600 San Francisco students currently take part in its voluntary activities. "Kids love this program as if it's family," notes the San Francisco Chronicle. It is "a program that students...
  • Roger Waters is still in the Pink

    09/09/2006 8:54:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 9, 2006 | Sarah Rodman
    MANSFIELD -- When there are speakers hanging over the concourse and up on the lawn you know someone from Pink Floyd must be playing the Tweeter Center. Roger Waters, former bassist and songwriter for the legendary rockers, brought the surround sound, an unimpeachable nine-person band, and grand visual accompaniment to bear on a catalog steeped in majesty, misanthropy, and the tiniest glimmer of hope. In the first of a two-night stand Waters, looking fighting-trim, played a wide-ranging 2-hour-and-40-minute set with the celebrated 1973 Floyd album ``The Dark Side of the Moon" at its heart.
  • Blue-staters cheer CSNY anti-war rants (REALLY OLD LEFTY FARTS ALERT)

    09/05/2006 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 19 replies · 1,122+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 5, 2006 | JEFF JOHNSON Staff Reporter
    If your favorite uncles dropped in from out of town for a rare visit, you'd probably be surprised if the mood turned somber and they started lecturing you. You'd be downright shocked to find yourself enthralled with the strange turn the evening had taken. That's probably how most people felt in the packed house at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young raged on for three hours Sunday night. The granddaddy of rock's "supergroups," touring for the third time as a quartet since Neil Young rejoined in 2000 after a 26-year absence, wore its...
  • CSNY Crowd won't Neil to Anti-War Bite

    08/18/2006 10:02:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/06 | Dave Wedge
    Neil Young has played on some of the peace movement’s greatest songs but last night at the Tweeter Center, he alienated more folks than he has in perhaps his whole career. Unabashedly unleashing the scathingly unpopular “Let’s Impeach the President,” the Canadian guitar icon turned the packed venue on its ear, splitting the liberals and conservatives right down the middle with his take-no-prisoners lyrics. The same folks who moments earlier were cheering him on CSN classics such as “Deja Vu” and the engaging drug dealer tale “Tree Top Flyer” turned like a top when Young unveiled his in-your-face, anti-Bush mantra....
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash living with ‘War’ and Young

    08/14/2006 10:47:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies · 597+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/14/06 | Brett Milano
    For all their checkered history of breakups and reunions, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are in the middle of their most active decade. (snip) ...Young was looking for a major tour behind his latest album, the politically charged “Living With War.” The entirety of that disc is being played, along with songs from the solo and group back catalog. But instead of greatest hits, they’re looking to do politically relevant songs. “We didn’t have to look very hard,” Crosby said. “We’ve never thought war was a good idea, and we still don’t. Those young people we sent to Iraq, God...
  • Iraq war protester says arrest won't keep him silent

    07/21/2006 9:37:16 PM PDT · by Fireinthehole · 5 replies · 599+ views
    The Macomb Daily ^ | July 10, 2006 | Christy Strawser
    "The reason this happened was they were warned, they could hold any sign they wanted as long as it didn't say 'honk' on it," Kitchen said. "They were warned a couple of weeks ago. They decided to test it, evidently." Police Chief Michael Kitchen said . . .it's illegal to "incite people to sound their horn when not reasonably necessary." Kittila said. . . police first approached protesters in mid-June and said the signs urging people to honk had to go because they caused too much noise. . . changed the signs to say 'Ferndale police say don't honk if...
  • Howard Dean: Get U.S. Back to Turbulent 60's

    06/29/2006 12:36:39 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 73 replies · 1,453+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 6/29/06 | warner todd huston
    Showing once again the bankruptcy of ideas in the Democratic Party, Party Chairman, Howard Dean, said that he thinks the U.S. is about to return to the era of the 1960's. "We're about to enter the '60s again," he wistfully told a religious conference in Washington D.C. on June 27th. Of course, he tried to back track almost as soon as he said it warning that, as he weakly tried to explain it, he didn't mean a return to the race riots and anti-war demonstrations that typified the era. No, he said he meant that we are moving toward an...
  • Singer Joan Baez up a tree in protest

    05/25/2006 5:32:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 69 replies · 1,264+ views
    AFP ^ | Wed May 24, 2006
    Veteran US protest singer Joan Baez moved into a tree in Los Angeles along with famed tree-sitter Julie "Butterfly" Hill to prevent a local garden from being sold and destroyed. Baez, 65, doyenne of the 1960s folk music and protest movement, joined other protesters in hopes of saving the 14 acre (5.7 hectare) piece of land which has been tended as a community garden by about 350 urban farmers since the early 1990s. She is being accompanied in the garden tree-sit by Hill, 32, who spent over two years from 1997 to 1999 in the branches of a 600 year...
  • Where Are The Riots of Yesteryear? Matthews Laments Lack of Campus Mayhem

    05/11/2006 3:41:51 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 926+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 11, 2006 You'd think that any reasonable person would be pleased that we are not suffering the kind of turbulent times on American campuses experienced during the '60s and early '70s. Campus buildings sacked and put to the torch, student union buildings occupied by armed militants, academic careers and lives disrupted, and the ultimate tragedy of four young people killed at Kent State. Could it be that Chris Matthews isn't reasonable? For on this evening's Hardball, he expressed nostalgia for that riotous past coupled with apparent frustration that today's campuses are not aflame. His guest was...
  • '60s war protest song is out of step in fashion ad (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/26/2005 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 122 replies · 5,077+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 26, 2005 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Tens of thousands marched on Washington last Saturday to protest George Bush's war in Iraq. The crowd included college-age activists, veterans of Vietnam War protests, entire families united against the war, and parents whose children have been killed in Iraq. It was the largest protest yet against this war. Larger ones will almost surely follow. If there had been a soundtrack to Saturday's march past the White House, you couldn't pick a much more appropriate song to kick it off than Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers." Released in 1969 by one of the most politically acute bands of the era, "Volunteers" was...
  • To an American Soldier at Walter Reed: Don’t Mind Code Pink, They’re Not America

    08/26/2005 8:31:56 AM PDT · by qam1 · 12 replies · 1,017+ views
    steveyuhas.com ^ | 8/26/05 | Steve Yuhas
    To the Many Brave American Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, As you look out your window or walk by them on the street there may be a few dozen people standing around wearing pink from an organization that calls itself Code Pink. I know the participants look like they are holdovers from the Vietnam era and are unkempt and dirty, but they decided that protesting you instead of protesting American policy is the right thing to do. You have to excuse them because they are Baby Boomers and represent the selfish wing of that generation. It is amazing...