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road kill
04-22-2012, 08:37 PM
I was driving to training today and heard this terrific Rickenbacker guitar riff in one of the truly great rock-n-roll songs of the 60's;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4&feature=related

It makes me reminisce.
It makes me happy.
It breaks my heart.

Why my apologies?

My generation was given the helm of America, with the opportunity to do something wonderful and fantastic.
We have not done that.
We have run her aground.:oops:

I am sorry!!
This is not the America I grew up with.
This is not the America I dreamed of.
This is not the America I fought for.:cry:

Better luck to the next generation!:D


RK

BonMallari
04-23-2012, 04:12 AM
that was Roger McGuinn on the 12 string Rickenbacker guitar,a long with Chris Hillman and David Crosby (before he went with CSN&Y)

their cover tune of Bob Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man" was a staple of the 60's, whereas Turn, Turn, Turn was written by Pete Seeger of Peter, Paul and Mary fame

fantastic tunes....great choice Stan...apologize to no one for those

Franco
04-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Written by Pete Seeger but this Pete was never a member of Peter, Paul & Mary.

BonMallari
04-23-2012, 08:10 AM
Written by Pete Seeger but this Pete was never a member of Peter, Paul & Mary.

I stand corrected..I was wrong, I should know that its Peter Yarrow on PP&M duh, heck I just downloaded 'Where have all the Flowers gone" on iTunes:oops:

Cody Covey
04-23-2012, 03:59 PM
I was driving to training today and heard this terrific Rickenbacker guitar riff in one of the truly great rock-n-roll songs of the 60's;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4&feature=related

It makes me reminisce.
It makes me happy.
It breaks my heart.

Why my apologies?

My generation was given the helm of America, with the opportunity to do something wonderful and fantastic.
We have not done that.
We have run her aground.:oops:

I am sorry!!
This is not the America I grew up with.
This is not the America I dreamed of.
This is not the America I fought for.:cry:

Better luck to the next generation!:D


RK
The next generation ( that is me ) is just as bad. While the 60's and 70's generation came up with many of the radical ideas that are plaguing this country, my generation is lapping it up without a second thought. Who doesn't want world peace and "social justice". The problem is the cost they are willing to go to, to get something that is so ridiculously unachievable and continues to cost us more and more freedoms and drive us deeper and deeper into debt.

Uncle Bill
04-24-2012, 10:32 AM
The next generation ( that is me ) is just as bad. While the 60's and 70's generation came up with many of the radical ideas that are plaguing this country, my generation is lapping it up without a second thought. Who doesn't want world peace and "social justice". The problem is the cost they are willing to go to, to get something that is so ridiculously unachievable and continues to cost us more and more freedoms and drive us deeper and deeper into debt.

My generation is no different, I'm sorry to say. But then, neither was my father's. We each had our tribulations to fight...his may have been far worse than any of mine...the dirty 30's...WWII...etc. Mine only had the Truman/Nixon/Carter era. We thought we'd overcome it with Reagan, but there was no quit in the liberal/socialist movement.

We all had so many reasons for not paying attention and allowing our politicians to do what we thought we'd put them in office to do. That's one of the conservative problems...because we are trustworthy, we think those with like principles are also, only to find out there's a snake in every wood pile that just bit us.

It's not enough to just fight the opposition that wants us to become a haven for the SFN crowd, hiding their heads in the sand after they've given away the store so they can feel good, and expect all of us to applaud them for their good heartedness as they ruined all sense of individual responsibility that is the foundation for a free society.

Beyond that, we have to fight our own social-climbers. Those that forgot what they were sent to Washington to get accomplished. Instead, we stood by, in most cases totally flabergasted, as we saw these yahoos we figured were principled, morph into just another form of of liberalism, voting for every spending bill coming down the pike.

Not sure if the PATRIOTIC segment of the Tea Party movement has the onions to do in 2012 what we did in 2010, but time will tell. If we fail, you can then kiss goodby any semblence of the 2nd Amendment, and, along with what will be placed on the SCOTUS, your total belief in the USA as a shining light of freedom.

UB

road kill
04-24-2012, 10:37 AM
My generation is no different, I'm sorry to say. But then, neither was my father's. We each had our tribulations to fight...his may have been far worse than any of mine...the dirty 30's...WWII...etc. Mine only had the Truman/Nixon/Carter era. We thought we'd overcome it with Reagan, but there was no quit in the liberal/socialist movement.

We all had so many reasons for not paying attention and allowing our politicians to do what we thought we'd put them in office to do. That's one of the conservative problems...because we are trustworthy, we think those with like principles are also, only to find out there's a snake in every wood pile that just bit us.

It's not enough to just fight the opposition that wants us to become a haven for the SFN crowd, hiding their heads in the sand after they've given away the store so they can feel good, and expect all of us to applaud them for their good heartedness as they ruined all sense of individual responsibility that is the foundation for a free society.

Beyond that, we have to fight our own social-climbers. Those that forgot what they were sent to Washington to get accomplished. Instead, we stood by, in most cases totally flabergasted, as we saw these yahoos we figured were principled, morph into just another form of of liberalism, voting for every spending bill coming down the pike.

Not sure if the PATRIOTIC segment of the Tea Party movement has the onions to do in 2012 what we did in 2010, but time will tell. If we fail, you can then kiss goodby any semblence of the 2nd Amendment, and, along with what will be placed on the SCOTUS, your total belief in the USA as a shining light of freedom.

UB

UB, good to see you posting!

I have often stated that once the secular progressives get thier way, they will HATE us for letting it happen!!

Standing our ground in WI!!!


RK