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    A thread sure to bring a memory or two and hopefully a smile or two to someone's face.

    Not every RIP deserves a thread but this one does ... creator of the 60's anthem San Francisco

    Scott McKenzie passes. A bit before my time ... Darryl's and others here time. But a tremendous time of political change in the country and one of the main songs to power it through.

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    A thread sure to bring a memory or two and hopefully a smile or two to someone's face.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_(Be_Sure_to_Wear_Flowers_in_Your_Hair)

     
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    The 60s thoroughly changed our nation--laying the groundwork for civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights, three rights opposed by many in the Tea Party. I'm playing San Francisco right now on You Tube--a great song from a great era.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8
     
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    Tea Party are the flower pluckers ... party poopers.
     
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    Great tune. Reminds me of my mom and her friends singing this song in the car when I was little without a seatbelt.
     
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    One of my fave's, always made San Francisco some type of mystical mecca...

    It remains on my ipod, and when it comes up.. brings a smile and good memories.

    Of course there is always Eric Burdon's..

     
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    Thats a complete fabrication. I'm for all those things and a I am a Tea Partier and I wouldn't be part of it if it didn't represent those things.
     
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    Expected response, you had to be there to really understand the context.
     
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    The 60's
    A lot of them shoved sh!t up their noses then thought they could fly and they jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, they started singing and flapping their arms, they went down like a rock, then the lights went out, they were returned to their parents and put in the ground.

    Some of their stones say
    "I Thought I Could Fly"

    :bricks:
     
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    You fxckin know nothing.
    I was a hell of a lot closer and understood a lot more than you pal.I was counting the months (not in a good way) of having to sign up for the draft.
     
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    Whatever you say, a typical rightie who knows nothing about nothing.. except how to be angry.

    Unfortunately, you hijacked a thread with your angry rhetoric.. for many of us it was a very good memory.. great job.
     
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    OT: what is the "tea party" doing for gay rights?
     
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    I was correcting a left wing myth.

    I'm ole hippie from way back and even older hippie today. I believe in fxck you to government and fxck you to government control.
    I believe what the hippies believed then and what they believed in 1776.
    "Live free or die" And "Don't tread on me!" aimed at a big government centralized control.
    the type of sh!t that todays leftist are for, controlling speech, controllind religion and the markets.
     
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    You are too angry and single minded to understand, which is your loss..

    RIP Scott McKenzie...
     
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    OT: While there are folks like you and other libertarian-esque folks in the tea party, the tea party as a whole seems far from that.

    Are there any tea party politicians pushing for gay marriage or other gay rights? Pushing for drug legalization? Fighting asset seizure laws that fund increadingly militarized police departments? Are any tea party pols or groups endorsing Gary Johnson instead of Mitt Romney?
     
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    What it is that you are completely clueless to the facts.Talk about narrow minded.
    You'll grow up one of these days sonny.
     
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    Your anger is showing, time to move on..

    RIP Scott McKenzie..
     
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    By the way do you know what the main lesson of the 60's free love and drugs was.??? Nothings for free.There was a cost to all of it.
    Part of that culture wanted to live in Communes to be "free". Fine.What that experiment did was to find people in bed fxckin drugged up in bed at noon time while others were trying to work in the gardens sell crops for the commune. Sound familiar? All for one and one for all..right?
    Well needless to say that the communes and the communist who lived there didn't last very long.
    The workers went on to be entrepneurs with flowers in their hair and sh!t bums went on to be sh!t bums with somebody elses flowers in their hair..

    Same as it ever was.
     
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    Thats all The Hippie I have in me and I'm ancient, keep the government out of your private life and never ever let them tell you who to bring home to dinner.

    A mans home is his castle (in america)

    That little buisness man who owns that little repair shop and employees three people BUILT THAT HIMSELF, HE DIDN'T NEED THAT F-CKING OBAMA'S HELP, the free America that out founding fathers created made it possible, don't let The Progressive Liberal Communists like Barack Hussein Obama change anything, America will always "bounce back" always.
     
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    You will never understand with a simplistic, bad attitude, the 60's laid groundwork for three great movements that forever changed our country; Civil Rights, Women's Rights and the Anti War movement.. it also helped people understand the concept of power..

    Communes had a minimal impact as so few were involved, it was about belief that the system could change and it did in many ways.. from ending involuntary conscription to women's rights and civil rights..

    When you start breaking it down and using terms like communist, shows how much you do not know about what actually happened.. most of us worked and supported our families through all of this..

    Scott McKenzie did capture some of the feelings as well as did many of the musicians of that day and age... Jefferson Starship, Youngbloods, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messanger Service, Country Joe McDonald to mention a few all came out of the San Francisco area.
     

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