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"And 50 years later, our ears are better off for it having been them." Like you say, Mr. Hunter, you were too young to have been there but I was. The amazing thing to me is that, even as a 12 and 13 year old, I was aware that something wrong was happening here. I was struck by the phenomenon, for the first time but not the last, of mass hysteria regarding cultural developments. The was no logic to the mass frenzy accompanying these guys and their music. Their music was good but it wasn't THAT good to produce the kinds of behavior I witnessed to their arrival. Along with that I sensed that something good was being replaced by something not so good and subsequent developments accompanying the Beatles' arrival confirmed that. Dobermite has it exactly right. Don McClean's song, "Bye Bye Miss American Pie" is all about that transformation and what it meant. For another perspective on what has happened through the music industry and the cultural effects that rock music, primarily starting with the Beatles, read "Hole In Our Soul - the loss of beauty and meaning in American Popular music" by Martha Bayles.
What YOU fail to take into consideration is that the current educational establishment is BROKEN. Understand? You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Our public schools were not always as dysfunctional as they have become under the lock and keys of the teachers' unions and Federal beaurocratic meddling. Real educational innovation is impossible in a top down designed curriculum where everyone MUST adhere to the same principles.
That's why, thankfully, you're not in charge of education.
Affleck. Poor moron doesn't even realize he was raise to be a Communist. He says, " I'm was raised as a man of the Left" without defining exactly what "the Left" actually means. If he, and others like him, would simply be honest they'd say, "I was raised as a Red Diaper Baby, that is, a Communist".
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Re-state of the Union

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 11:20 AM
A third rate junior Senator from Chicago with no discernible credentials for the office, delivering the State Of The Union address tells me all I need to know about the state of the Union.
Beretta PX4 Storm in a .40. Any configuration (Sub, Compact, or Full size) Nuff said.
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You're Right to Choose This Movie

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 26, 2014 8:47 AM
keasterling asks: "Just imagine where we would be if all those women that didn't want their babies were FORCED to keep them. No more choice for women, you MUST keep them. What kind of life would that be for that unwanted child? " Just imagine how many Beethovens, Einsteins, Da Vincis have been aborted.
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You're Right to Choose This Movie

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 26, 2014 8:44 AM
Shhh, Pappa. Don't want to wake up the keasterling.
Any elected official who uses the argument "why do you neeeeed ten rounds to kill a deeeer?" and seriously thinks he's making a logical argument for gun control needs to go back to middle school for a refresher course.
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Obama's State of the Onion Smells

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 9:07 AM
I dream of the day when they moon him.
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Obama's State of the Onion Smells

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 9:05 AM
"it is my distinct impression that the world, or at least the Western world, is filling up with the untalented ambitious." Theodore Dalrymple http://takimag.com/article/triumph_of_the_mediocre_theodore_dalrymple/print#ixzz2r8UsfLpl
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