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  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

    09/24/2017 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 9/8/17 | Amy Wax & Larry Alexander
    Too few Americans are qualified for the jobs available. Male working-age labor-force participation is at Depression-era lows. Opioid abuse is widespread. Homicidal violence plagues inner cities. Almost half of all children are born out of wedlock, and even more are raised by single mothers. Many college students lack basic skills, and high school students rank below those from two dozen other countries. The causes of these phenomena are multiple and complex, but implicated in these and other maladies is the breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture. That culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married...
  • Notions of 'bourgeois' cultural superiority are based on bad history (barf)

    09/24/2017 3:34:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | 20/8/17 | Dorothy E. Roberts , Sarah Barringer Gordon , Serena Mayeri , Sophia Z. Lee & Tobias B. Wolff
    In the recent opinion article “Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture,” published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, law professors Amy Wax and Larry Alexander lament the loss of the “bourgeois cultural hegemony” of the 1950s. They claim that erosion of commitment to marriage, hard work, patriotism, civic-mindedness and respect for authority has produced low male labor force participation, high rates of nonmarital childbearing, subpar educational attainment, an underqualified workforce, substance abuse and rampant urban violence. The downward spiral started in the late 1960s, they argue, with “identity politics” and “multicultural grievance polemics.” This is bad history. Like...
  • The 1950s

    06/09/2016 5:58:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 70 replies
    June 9, 2016 | Self
    The Aquatones - My Treasure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6kCf3gM8U This is a gorgeous song with the soprano voice of Lynne Nixon. This group actually only had a one-hit wonder, "You". Never heard it or them before. I do not remember hearing "You" but I ran across this song today by chance on You Tube. It made me nostalgic thinking of those days of the 50s. This was 1959 and how lovely it was back then. Peaceful, fun times. The country we had, sigh. Thought it might be fun to see what others had to share.
  • LIFE at an Ohio Prom That Kept Going, and Going, and Going . . . (1958)

    04/17/2016 1:57:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    Time.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Liz Ronk
    In 1958, LIFE tagged along as students danced at an Ohio high school prom. And went riverboating. And danced some more. And had breakfast. And rode roller coasters. And danced some more. . . . -snip Students at Mariemont High School near Cincinnati came close to the ultimate this year when they put on a “prom” that lasted almost 32 hours. It started with a progressive dinner (spaghetti to strawberry cake), followed by a formal but highly energetic dance. Then the students boarded a river boat for a cruise and dancing to a jazz combo. Dawn found them somewhat subdued...
  • How's This For Nostalgia?

    03/26/2016 11:08:59 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 102 replies
    How's This For Nostalgia? All the girls had ugly gym uniforms
  • Who holds the title of 'Greatest Mass Murderer in History?' (The winner is ....)

    09/17/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2010 | Rick Moran
    And the winner is... Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history...
  • Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people (TibetanReview.net, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

    10/30/2015 8:03:21 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A bit of classic B-movie sci-fi for our second feature. Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is exposed to radioactive fallout, and begins inexplicably shrinking. Doctors can't help him, and the cat and the spider in the garden begin to have plans of their own for our hero...
  • Beany's Drive Thru - Long Beach, California - 1952-53

    05/20/2015 6:29:33 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 54 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 6 Months Ago | Win Edson
    What a good time in America. Video at link.
  • The Story Behind The Song: 'It Is No Secret: What God Can Do'

    04/28/2015 8:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    We've all had the experience of getting a song stuck in our head for an extended period of time. If you're really unfortunate, that song may be one by Christopher Cross or Air Supply. But sometimes, these "earworms," as they are dubbed, can lead to good things. That recently happened to one of us right here at BreakPoint. While reading a biography of the early 20th century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, my colleague and friend Roberto Rivera found himself humming and singing the gospel song "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)." He's not sure why the song popped...
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was...
  • Nostalgic Christmas Flashbacks

    12/22/2014 8:05:32 PM PST · by mountn man · 13 replies
    For those of you who grew up in the 50's and 60's, especially in Chicago, here are some Christmas flashbacks for you.
  • Lost in the Fifties (Whoa! How old are you if these images ring a bell?)

    09/18/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 118 replies
    http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu ^ | Don't know | Don't know
    It's a video and a very cool video IF you are a certain age. And I am. ; )
  • Dramatic 1959 split level time capsule house in same family for 55 years -- 55 photos

    05/25/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    http://retrorenovation.com ^ | may 24, 2014 | kate
    A hot tip from reader Abigail lead us to this 5,153 sq. ft., impeccably maintained — and impeccably detailed — 1959 split level time capsule home, listed for sale in Kettering, Ohio. The home has an impressive collection of original bathrooms — three full and two half — filled with stunning mosaic tile walls, walk-in sunken showers, double vintage laminate vanities with colorful sinks and some amazing wallpaper. Throughout the house, stunning stone and brick walls seem to await around every corner, along with many other fantastic midcentury details, preserved and loved by the large family that called this house their home since the day...
  • A man spent years taking photos of one small town, when you look closer, you’ll see why

    04/22/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    http://topinfopost.com ^ | march 22, 2014
    Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past. The town he photographs is quaint and beautiful. It’s like each picture tells a story of how life used to be in the United States. There’s not much going on in these pictures, but it’s obvious that this town is nothing but charm.
  • My week as a 1950s teenager

    11/06/2013 5:30:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Ella Epstein
    Last week, I read that a Texas teenager made $300,000 the old-fashioned way: Maya Van Wagenen wrote a memoir about her experiences following the advice from “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” — an etiquette book published in 1958 — and then got a movie deal. Cornell’s book details all the essentials a girl needs to know to be popular in the 1950s — from diet to clothing to being a proper hostess. I was intrigued. Would a guide to becoming a popular teenager in mid-century America still be relevant to someone like myself — a 14-year-old high school freshman living...
  • Top 10 dream cars [Lost in the 50s III & not one from the 1950s or 60s on the list!]

    09/29/2013 11:43:36 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 65 replies
    Top 10 dream cars High-end luxury and sports cars stir the imagination, yet few will ever be able to buy them. This crowd-sourced list of dream cars consists of models frequently viewed at Cars.com but rarely drawing buyer inquiries. Cars.com editors name their dream cars here. What car do you dream of owning? The Lamborghini $354,000-$450,000 Murcielago & slightly cheaper cousin Gallardo? The Maybach Type 62? The Rolls-Royce Ghost, Phantom & Phantom Drophead Coupe? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage & DBS, Bentley Continental GTC and the oh so cheap Bentley Continental GT at $185K?
  • The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey [More Lost in the 1950s]

    09/25/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 40 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | September 24, 2013 | Sebastien Theroux
    The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey Deep Thoughs by Sebastien Theroux Humorist Jack Handey’s debut novel tells the delightfully absurd tale of two men’s quest to find the Holy Grail of fictional wealth: a Golden Monkey supposedly worth…a lot. Our not-so-humble narrator (a sociopathic ignoramus) and his friend Don navigate a world of pirates, blow darts, banana peels and treasure maps of dubious origin.
  • Lost in the 1950s Part II [And some 1960s tossed in also]

    Did a little more looking and came up with more 1950s record albums [and some 1960s thrown in, too] that were either owned me, my family or ones that I saw at friends houses or just know of being around. Enjoy!