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Sat May 17, 2014, 09:04 AM

 

Breaking: GD Posts About American Spring Exceed Attendance.

Curious onlookers flock to site of American Spring after reading some thirty-two thousand accounts of the sparsely-attended event, quickly inflating the number of demonstrators.

"They looked like old 'Sixties hippies," mused one demonstrator, "But we can use everyone we can get; besides, most of us look like that, too."

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Reply Breaking: GD Posts About American Spring Exceed Attendance. (Original post)
Eleanors38 May 2014 OP
Enthusiast May 2014 #1
narnian60 May 2014 #3
Enthusiast May 2014 #4
malthaussen May 2014 #5
Enthusiast May 2014 #6
FailureToCommunicate May 2014 #20
heaven05 May 2014 #14
Eleanors38 May 2014 #18
yeoman6987 May 2014 #8
Enthusiast May 2014 #9
yeoman6987 May 2014 #10
IllinoisBirdWatcher May 2014 #2
A Simple Game May 2014 #7
maced666 May 2014 #11
rocktivity May 2014 #12
Ichingcarpenter May 2014 #13
Eleanors38 May 2014 #16
Ichingcarpenter May 2014 #17
Eleanors38 May 2014 #19
Orangepeel May 2014 #15
weissmam May 2014 #21
calimary May 2014 #22
Jim Lane May 2014 #23
MohRokTah May 2014 #24
UTUSN May 2014 #25

Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:13 AM

1. What a terrible thing to say about hippies.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #1)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:16 AM

3. My thought exactly.

We were beautiful.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #3)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:23 AM

4. We were beautiful and remain beautiful today.



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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:28 AM

5. Hey, stardust and golden, ya know?



-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #5)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:34 AM

6. I love that!

And we actually are stardust. What could be more cool than that?

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #5)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:01 AM

20. "Don't take the brown acid...bummer" and "There ARE snapping turtles in the (cow) ponds"

Best rainy weekend, of my younger years!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:11 AM

14. still dawning marilyn

 

lots of storms on the horizon florence, billy and ron. age of aquarius is pretty flat so far.. ....more like the age of the oligarch.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:50 AM

18. And who wan't in love with Marilyn McCoo?

 

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #1)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:40 AM

8. I actually wished it was successful

 

The reason is it would have made the Tea party look even worse seeing all those people looking batty. Now the Tea Party can say, "see most of us are not that wacky".

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #8)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:44 AM

9. Still, there were some real wack jobs.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #9)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:46 AM

10. They were scary actually

 

but it was such a small amount that most won't equate it to the Tea Party as a whole. It would be been awesome for the Democrats to use this for campaign commercials, but won't now because it only shows a small extreme group of 100.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:14 AM

2. Posts exceed attendance by a factor of at least 1,000

Each attendee estimated to have received more than their 15 minutes of fame on MSNBC alone.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:37 AM

7. So this is what happens when hippies go bad! n/t

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:56 AM

11. Gosh I hope it isn't like the Arab Spring - remember?!

 

All the excitement here, all the hope?!
Then who comes to power but the Muslim Brotherhood - who, as you may know, doesn't have the greatest record with girls and womens rights (there are none). LGBT community certainly didn't move forward.

Don't think we should be associated with that movement at all - drop the stupid Spring name.
Disassociate.
I want nothing to do with movements that ultimately end with people still being stoned for being gay.


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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:58 AM

12. DUzy!!!


rocktivity

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:00 AM

13. So you attack 'hippes' and group them with these assholes?

Tell me what do these right wing 'hippes' look like?

You had an amusing title then ruined it with an an cheap attack on the left that fought against civil rights injustices, Nixon and the Vietnam war

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #13)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:44 AM

16. The "fight against...injustice." Oh, I was there. Were you?

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #16)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:49 AM

17. I was in the SDS

in DC......

so why attack hippes? You sound like Spiro.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #17)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:52 AM

19. I think it's time to...

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:12 AM

15. Hah!

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:30 AM

21. there were more people at my daughters 5th birthday party

It was a total joke,

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:33 AM

22. No, sorry. They look NOTHING like old "Sixties hippies."

At least not the old "Sixties hippies" I knew and hung with. And not at this later date, either.

Besides, while we were often mellowed-out and stoned, their hearts ARE stone. And I use the word "hearts" with some hesitation, frankly. I doubt these people truly have them - the way they behave, the way they talk, the things they believe. They're really rather heartLESS, if you ask me.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:32 PM

23. OAS was covertly organized by Skinner to drive more traffic to DU.

 

He got an under-the-table financial contribution from Twitter, which also benefited hugely.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:36 PM

24. Anonymous has joined in the OAS protest

 

Anonymous really isn't a very credible group any more.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:42 PM

25. Bwah-HAH!!!!!!!1 n/t

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