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Thursday, 27 December 2012

MLord and God: Did Anti-War & Lifelong Democrat Tom Hayden Send Generation a Huge Message?

Source: MLord & God- Tom Hayden & Jane Fonda-
Source: MLord and God: Did Anti-War Activist & Lifelong Democrat Tom Hayden Send Generation a Huge Message?

The Left, which is a diverse movement of Liberals such as myself who are center-left and more Progressive to Socialist Leftists in America, have been around a long time. And the Progressives emerged in the Progressive Era in the early 20th Century with their economic agenda that eventually became the New Deal in the 1930s. President Truman’s proposed Fair Deal that was to build on the New Deal, that never became law in the 1940s and then of course the Great Society of the 1960s.

Economic Progressives have been vocal and vibrant for really a hundred years now. But Social Liberals really didn’t emerge until the 1960s. They started coming alive in the 1950s when the civil rights movement came of age. But is really the 1960s when the Baby Boom Generation came of age that Social Liberals made their feelings known across the country on issues like civil rights. But we had a real anti-war movement then and a women’s movement, environmental movement as well as the homosexual movement. So homosexuals would be treated equally under law.

There are plenty of things that I like about the 1960s as a Liberal. The Hippie movement to me was really about individual freedom. Young Americans tired of being conformed to having to live one type of life. That Americans in previous generations lived and didn’t fit into the American life that their parents and grandparents. And so-forth lived under and decided to rebel and tell the establishment, “that we are not looking to overthrow you. And we are not dangerous, but we simply want the freedom to live our own lives.”

Thats what the mainstream Hippie movement was. And I like the civil rights movement of course and what came from that. But there was this fringe in the Hippie movement that was almost anarchist if not anarchist. That was not only anti-war and anti-Vietnam was and I would’ve been against the Vietnam War was if I was alive and an adult back then. But the problem I have with the anti-war movement was that it wasn’t just anti-war, but anti military all together. And treating soldiers, sailors, Marines, sailors like they were evil murderers or something which they weren’t, they were all American Patriots instead.

The Left at its best and the mainstream faction of it the Liberals represent the best of what Leftists and leftism have to offer America. This idea of Liberal Democracy, individual freedom and self-determination. A system where all Americans would benefit from and where we would all as a country have the freedom to chart our own course in life. And make out of it what we put into it. But like the Right, we also have a fringe from Socialists when it comes to economic policy and people who are called non-interventionists. Who only use violence to confront people they don’t like when they are doing something they don’t like. Like war to use as an example that give all Leftists a bad name.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

ABC News: ABC Evening News: March 1972: Campaign News

Howard K. Smith-
One way to sum up the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries, is to say it went to the guy who was damaged the least. And not to the best candidate, because there was really never any real danger to President Nixon losing reelection. But about how big of victory he would get and what he would do with it. The Democratic race for president between Senator’s George McGovern, Ed Muskie, Hubert Humphrey and others, was great TV and very interesting. And a very good look inside of the Democratic Party was between its establishment Center-Left, that Senator Muskie and Senator Humphrey represented and the more social democratic New-Left that Senator McGovern represented in 1972.

The story about the Black Panthers a New-Left social democratic if not communist group interested in the state of the African-American community, was interesting. They were in and outside of the Democratic Party back then and much further left of the NAACP which is more of a progressive Center-Left civil rights organization who are definitely tied to the Democratic Party as their supporters are. The word militant is perfect for the Black Panthers, because that is what they were. And at the very least were linked and associated with known terrorists and criminals. And were accused of being part of terrorists acts in the 1970s. They were looking for a much more radical direction for the African-American community than the NAACP.

Apparently big business’s and other special interests on the Democratic Party and Republican Party was also a big issue in 1972. Of course it was which is why I still don’t know why Congress has never passed a full-disclosure law on all federal candidates and incumbents. Actually I do, because neither Democrats, or Republicans want to disclose who contributes to their campaigns. Because a lot of those contributors are controversial and Democrats and Republicans don’t want to officially be associated with groups like that. But that along with ending gerrymandering completely is the only way you weed out corruption in American politics. Because of how liberal our First Amendment is.

CBC Sports: NHL 1983: Stanley Cup Finals: Long Island Islanders @ Edmonton Oilers: Billy Smith Slashes Wayne Gretzky

Don't mess with guys who where masks and carry sticks

ABC Sports: FBS 1992: Sugar Bowl National Championship: Miami Florida Hurricanes vs Alabama Crimson Tide: First Half: Keith Jackson With The Call

Gene Satllings should've never of left Alabama where he built a superpower

YankeeFanInTenn: Tennessee Volunteers Network: FBS-SEC 1981: Auburn Tigers @ Tennessee Volunteers

Another classic SEC football matchup

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Friday, 21 December 2012

CBS Sports: NBA 1987: Boston Celtics @ Los Angeles Lakers: 2nd Half: Dick Stocton and Tom Heinsohn With The Call

I couldn't watch enough NBA basketball back in the 1980s when the Celtics and Lakers ruled. Great rivalry because it had great teams.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

MySpace: The New Myspace

Hopefully this will be better then the current MySpace but what wouldn't be

Monday, 17 December 2012

NBC: The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon- The Doors Ed Sullivan Show Performance: Jimmy Fallon As Jim Morrison

Source: The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon-
Source: NBC: The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon- The Doors Ed Sullivan Show Performance: Jimmy Fallon As Jim Morrison

The looks like a parody of Jim Morrison and The Doors performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1967. Except The Doors performed Light My Fire and When People Are Strange. They got the leather jacket and shirt right, as well as the boots and the black leather jeans look similar to what Jim Morrison wore for that performance as well.

But what they get wrong here is that performance that The Doors had on Ed Sullivan was one of their best ever. Jim Morrison and the band sounded as great as they ever had. Even if Ed Sullivan and company didn't like his use of the word higher in Light My Fire. It was sill one of his best performances ever. Jimmy Fallon just doesn't look like Jim Morrison. And unless you're simply not a fan of The Doors or even Morrison, I don't understand why someone would think this performance was funny.

There was plenty to make fun of Morrison and his performance here. The fact he goes on life stage on national TV on the biggest network with the biggest audience on the most popular show on the country at the time, with a boner sticking out of his skin-tight leather jeans. Maybe they could have had a cover doing that instead. The Ed Sullivan Show made sure that Morrison's boner was shown on national TV and shown multiple times.

Or they could've made fun of Ed Sullivan and his staff trying to get Morrison to drop the word higher from Light My Fire and made fun of censorship. Instead of Morrison's performance and trying to make him look some drunk singing Reading Rainbow with a 60s blues rock band.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

NHL Video: NHL 1997: Hartford Whalers Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 10/18/96

The Hartford Whalers days numbering by 1996

YankeeFanInTenn: ABC Sports: FBS 1987: Kickoff Classic: Iowa vs Tennessee

Interesting matchup since these schools probably don't play each other much

Friday, 14 December 2012

NHL Video: NHL 1981: Stanley Cup Finals: Minnesota North Stars @ Long Island Islanders

The NHL went from a Canadian dynasty, to an Islanders dynasty, to an Oiler dynasty in the 1970s and 80s

Robby Morrison: The Doors- Five To One- With Lyrics

Source: Robby Morrison-Jim Morrison-
Source: Robby Morrison: The Doors- Five To One- With Lyrics

What I get from The Doors Five To One and remember most of it is there Miami concert in 1969. The Lizard King Jim Morrison, showing up hours late to that concert and drunk. And completely off his game at least as a professional vocalist, looking very wobbly and at one point getting frustrated and starts cursing at the audience. He was so high and drunk on alcohol (as perhaps only a proud Irishman could be, LOL) that he starts trying to start a riot, or at least violence in the concert hall. At least from a musical standpoint the 69 Miami concert was the worst performance that Jim Morrison ever gave. He was pissed off and drunk the whole time and the audience ends up booing him. But of course no one leaves, because they want to see what The Lizard King will do next. Sort of like a performer at a circus and at this point in Morrison's career that is really all he was. People watching him to see what crazy act will come next. Whatever you think of the song Five To One, that is how Jim Morrison goes out before ending up being tried in Miami for indecent exposure and foul language in public.  

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Raiders247Online: NBC Sports: NFL 1984: Los Angeles Raiders @ Miami Dolphins: Dick Enberg and Merlin Olson With The Call

A classic matchup between the 1983 Super Bowl champions vs the 1984 to be AFC champions

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Doors: Love Me Two Times

Source: The Doors-Jim Morrison & John Densmore-
Source: The Doors: Love Me Two Times

Love Me Two Times, is a classic blues rock song. John Densmore plays the drums perfectly in this video and song. And the video is great as well and it combines both video and concert footage of The Doors. As well as showing Jim Morrison in the California desert acting out in the video. As well as Jim Morrison and The Doors in concert in London from 1968, as well as in San Jose, California in 1968. I don't know this for a fact, but I believe this song is about Jim Morrison and his relationship with long-term on and off girlfriend Pam Courson. They both loved each other, but to say they had a rocky relationship would be like saying there's a chance of getting wet when you jump in the ocean. You would end up breaking some world record for stating the obvious with a comment like that. Love Me Two Times suggest that there may be something wrong with a relationship and the love is being questioned by at least one member of that relationship. But that might just be me saying this, but this is an excellent blues song with a great beat. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

NBC Sports: NFL 1987: Week 12 Halftime Report with Bob Costas, Paul Maguire, Ahmad Rashad

Plenty of great old footage of the original NFL Today, would like to see more footage of the old NFL Live show as well.

Detroit Tigers TV: MLB 1990: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians: Cecil Fielder Overpowers Indians Pitching

Cecil Fielder was a devastating power hitter for about 4-5 years

Friday, 7 December 2012

The Doors Experience: People are Strange- Live and In Concert

Source: The Doors Experience- As Jim Morrison & The Doors-
Source: The Doors Experience: A Retrospective

People Are Strange, that could really sum up Jim Morrison and The Doors. Jim Morrison the vocalist, who for at least a 2-3 year period was almost always seen in public in his famous and stylish black leather suit. The man looked like a leather rock god in that leather suit. The black leather jacket, the lambskin and sometimes snakeskin skin-tight black leather jeans that would be called skinny leathers today as far as pants. And of course black and sometimes brown cowboy boots. And his silver concho western belt. He wore his skin-tight leathers and concho to accentuate his crotch (and this is a direct quote) and sometimes brought too much attention because his leather jeans were so tight and he always had his shirt tucked in to his leathers so you that plus his belt sticking out and wore a short leather jacket so again women especially could check out his midsection and rear.

Expect for perhaps the concho belt which is really more a of a western cowboy and straight women look that women like to wear with their denim jeans and look western, Morrison leather suit and boots today would be very rock and roll. But back in the late 1960s that look on anyone man or woman would look strange. But Jim Morrison being The Lizard King pulled it off. To the point that his fans perhaps especially female wanted to his him in that outfit and especially performing in that outfit.

But Morrison just didn't perform in his leather suit. Most of his public appearances he was in his leather suit with concho and cowboy boots. As well as when he was out casually and seen in public. He did his interviews and traveled in that outfit. A big part of being The Lizard King for Jim Morrison was being a leather clad rock god. That seemed strange back then but is very mainstream in rock and roll today and has been for about thirty-five years now.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

ABC Sports: FBS 1986: Alabama vs Notre Dame: Music Video

Notre Dame wasn't very good in 1986 under Lou Holtz but that didn't last very long

NBC Sports: NFL 1982: AFC First Round Playoff Intro: New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins: Bob and Bob With The Call

1982 was a great season for the Dolphins-Patriots rivalry

NHL Video: NHL 1996: Hartford Whalers vs. Long Island Islanders

Here's what could've been a great rivalry, that could've helped saved the Hartford Whalers

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Monday, 3 December 2012

NGC: Breakout: Prison Romance

I saw this program I believe in the summer of 2010 and what I got out of this was this women, who was. Very attractive but must of been so lonely and desperate that she would be open to do anything. As long as she found a man that were keep her company and be able to share their lives together and she found that man. Who she thought was that guy in prison who was looking for someone to play, to help him do what he wanted to do. Which was to get out of prison and continue with his criminal career.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

NFL Films: ESPN: Super Bowl 3 Highlights: Baltimore Colts vs New York Jets

This is perhaps my favorite time of year, its either the holiday season or the start of summer which. For Marylanders is late May, because I love football history, pro football and otherwise and I have a lot. Of these games at least the highlights of them in my DVD library and out of all the games in Baltimore pro football history. Whether its the Colts, Stars, Stallions or Ravens which I put all into one history, its this game right here. We'll never know this for a fact but lets say Colts QB John Unitas, who I and a lot of others believe is the great QB of all time. Including my father, is healthy for this game, the Colts beat the Jets by the amount that they were favored to. They probably either cover the seventeen point spread or come close to it, this wouldn't of been the biggest blowout. In Super Bowl history, the Jets did have a very good if not great team in 1968, I'm not taking anything away from them. But just look at the game, look at those two touchdown passes that Colts QB Earl Morral missed, one of them went for an incompletion. The other fell short for an INT, Morrall misses a wide open Jimmy Orr in the end zone for a td pass early in the game.

The Jets in the first half came up with a couple of scores to take control of the game but then played. A bend but don't break defense, where they should've broke for at least two touchdowns, one of them. Again falling for an incompletion that led to chip chop missed field goal and the other falling short because. Earl Morrall didn't put enough air under the ball and falls short for an INT, two passes that John Unitas would've hit for touchdown passes. The Jets played very well but they also got some big breaks, like not having to face the best QB in pro football. Until the second half when he wasn't at full strength and the Colts simply not playing well as they. Should've and leaving two touchdowns on the field, as well as another touchdown in the second half.

Saturday, 1 December 2012