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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:18 PM

 

History lesson from Keith Olbermann

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Reply History lesson from Keith Olbermann (Original post)
ErisDiscordia Feb 2016 OP
narnian60 Feb 2016 #1
PatrynXX Feb 2016 #2
ErisDiscordia Feb 2016 #3
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #4
Jim Lane Feb 2016 #8
chervilant Feb 2016 #10
ErisDiscordia Feb 2016 #13
Jim Lane Feb 2016 #15
Half-Century Man Feb 2016 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2016 #6
ybbor Feb 2016 #7
90-percent Feb 2016 #9
jwirr Feb 2016 #11
Rilesome Feb 2016 #12
Paper Roses Feb 2016 #14

Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:26 PM

1. Oh, my gosh.

Keith, I love you.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:30 PM

2. Gosh I remember that episode too

So miss Keith. What is MSNBC today. yawn just another channel taking up bandwidth.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:31 PM

3. I wonder how soon after that episode he was forcibly retired

 

If I had the time, I'd look it up.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 03:40 PM

4. Calling all Hillary supporters ...

 

well?

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:44 PM

8. I'm not a Hillary supporter, but I don't see the problem with this.

 

I remember seeing this clipiin 2008 and thinking that, although I usually agreed with Keith, he was in this instance overreacting.

It's not uncommon for someone to remember a date by fixing it to something else. When does California hold its primary? Well, RFK was shot in June, and it was in Los Angeles on the night of the California primary. That's how she remembered that California votes in June. It's open to the problem that California might have changed its date between 1968 and 1992, but, in fact, it didn't, so her mnemonic worked.

Sorry, Keith, it's just no big deal.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:23 PM

10. ...

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 08:33 PM

13. If you lived through that time

 

If you woke up every morning wondering who was going to be shot next, if your grade school days were marked by assassinations, it would indeed be a very big deal.

You aren't a Boomer, obviously.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 01:42 AM

15. Sorry, you lose.

 

Whenever I think of RFK's assassination, I remember having to go to school the next morning for the trig exam. Nobody said anything. There was nothing to say. We just looked at each other. Having shared our grief, we sat down and tried to focus on cosines.

Several weeks earlier, I had put on my jacket and tie, normally brought out only for school pictures, to walk in a memorial march for Dr. Martin Luther King. We were technically in the North but in an area not exactly free of racism. I sensed some hostility from onlookers, although there was no overt shouting. The police took a very narrow interpretation of our march permit. For the latter part of the route we had to go no more than two abreast -- which, joke's on them, made our line much longer.

It was that period in 1968 that changed my mind about capital punishment. Enough killing, I felt very strongly. I've been a death penalty opponent ever since.

And, having remembered all that, I still think Keith was overreacting to an offhand comment about the dates.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:37 PM

5. G*d, I miss smart people on TV.

To be fair, courageous as well.
Either one by itself is impressive, both together are amazing.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:37 PM

6. Yeah, but we're all supposed to be "Ready for Hillary" now....

 

This is the United States of Amnesia.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:40 PM

7. A million recs

Where have gone Mr. Olberman? We sure could use your voice these days. I miss him so much!

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:52 PM

9. Keith was just so awesome

Our national discourse is missing a lot with him not having a show. So smart. So educated. Articulate, forceful, passionate, and flawless reason to frame issues completely crystal clear.

I hope he gets to do what he's so great at again soon.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:47 PM

11. I have this feeling that she has not evolved as much as she

would like us to think.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 06:54 PM

12. Really need this guys voice again

She's as sleazy as they come.

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 08:54 PM

14. I miss K.O. We need his voice. n/t

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