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Posted: 8/10/2014 9:21:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2014 9:25:03 AM EDT by gym007]
Overall, which was the more pleasant era to live in for you? Not in terms of politic preferences but just the times in general
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:24:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2014 9:25:58 AM EDT by ContrarianIndicator]
Poll fail.

No option for a time period before these two socialist shitheads.


Out of the options, probably Bush. At least there were a few good years during his bubble.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:29:28 AM EDT
When most Americans look back, they'll remember having steady jobs or at least being able to find them during the Bush years. Under Obama people are getting laid off or changing jobs every 12-18 months.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:35:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ContrarianIndicator:
Poll fail.

No option for a time period before these two socialist shitheads.


Out of the options, probably Bush. At least there were a few good years during his bubble.
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Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:35:50 AM EDT
Obama years because that's when I retired.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:36:28 AM EDT
The 50s.
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.
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BMT, but my thoughts as well.. business was booming, Aviation was awesome
and you could still buy anything.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:41:27 AM EDT
70's 80's
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:41:32 AM EDT
Obama years.

Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:42:31 AM EDT
the OP is out for a Sunday drive troll
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:42:34 AM EDT
From 2001-2007, I was either in high school or in the military. Both kind of sucked, and my life since then has been much more enjoyable.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:43:43 AM EDT
80's....specifically pre-86.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:43:56 AM EDT
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Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:50:30 AM EDT
Its been a straight shot downhill since the late 70s.
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Which also coincides with the rise of T-shirts?


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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
When most Americans look back, they'll remember having steady jobs or at least being able to find them during the Bush years. Under Obama people are getting laid off or changing jobs every 12-18 months.


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.


Yes. It was W and not the dems dicking with fannie and freddie. All W's fault.

You know why I'm out of spaghetti I made last night? Not because I ate it all. It was fucking W.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:58:40 AM EDT
Before the currant idiot and chief. The one before him sucked as well but I had a much better job that the currant idiot and his global warming BS took away.
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.
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Based on the thread title, I was thinking the same.

Bush years, but it wasn't all his fault.
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Originally Posted By 56type:
80's....specifically pre-86.
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Same goes for me.......
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
When most Americans look back, they'll remember having steady jobs or at least being able to find them during the Bush years. Under Obama people are getting laid off or changing jobs every 12-18 months.


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.


if you think W crashed the economy, you have a lot to learn.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 10:22:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ContrarianIndicator:
Poll fail.

No option for a time period before these two socialist shitheads.
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.
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Link Posted: 8/10/2014 10:25:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 2minkey:


if you think W crashed the economy, you have a lot to learn.
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Originally Posted By 2minkey:
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
When most Americans look back, they'll remember having steady jobs or at least being able to find them during the Bush years. Under Obama people are getting laid off or changing jobs every 12-18 months.


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.


if you think W crashed the economy, you have a lot to learn.


I know exactly what crashed the economy.

And W didn't do anything to stop it.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


I know exactly what crashed the economy.

And W didn't do anything to stop it.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By 2minkey:
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
When most Americans look back, they'll remember having steady jobs or at least being able to find them during the Bush years. Under Obama people are getting laid off or changing jobs every 12-18 months.


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.


if you think W crashed the economy, you have a lot to learn.


I know exactly what crashed the economy.

And W didn't do anything to stop it.


I don't think that there was anything W could have done to prevent it from crashing. The die was cast.
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Originally Posted By RED_5:

BMT, but my thoughts as well.. business was booming, Aviation was awesome
and you could still buy anything.
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.

BMT, but my thoughts as well.. business was booming, Aviation was awesome
and you could still buy anything.
+1
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 11:03:44 AM EDT
Things were a lot easier and more pleasent for me under Bush
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 11:04:51 AM EDT
The twenty years between 1945 and 1965 were pretty sweet... and will probably be remembered as our high point.
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Originally Posted By runcible:
The twenty years between 1945 and 1965 were pretty sweet... and will probably be remembered as our high point.
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Basically, we need to hope that a war destroys the production capacity of the largest producers of consumer goods.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


I know exactly what crashed the economy.

And W didn't do anything to stop it.
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By 2minkey:
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
When most Americans look back, they'll remember having steady jobs or at least being able to find them during the Bush years. Under Obama people are getting laid off or changing jobs every 12-18 months.


Yeah, as long as they conveniently forget that W crashed our entire economy just in the nick of time.


if you think W crashed the economy, you have a lot to learn.


I know exactly what crashed the economy.

And W didn't do anything to stop it.


okay, what, exactly, crashed the economy?

what should bush have done to stop it?
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Originally Posted By ContrarianIndicator:
Poll fail.

No option for a time period before these two socialist shitheads.


Out of the options, probably Bush. At least there were a few good years during his bubble.
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This , those are shit choices
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.
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The 1850's
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 12:00:41 PM EDT
What sort of question is that? Dubya's time was a boom era (all falsely fueled by artificial credit and an era of unprecedented consumer spending). We're broke now, high unemployment, many homes foreclosed, many unemployed and in bigger debt than before. Blame the Fed Res.
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Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
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This.

I am one of those Americans. It is no comfort knowing I am not alone in this, either.
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.
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If you were not of a minority in the South.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 8:45:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2014 8:47:33 PM EDT by donnieR32]
During Obama. You said not politics, so during his reign I:

-Got out of the military and got a 120% pay raise
-Bought two homes
-Got married
-Finished a degree
-Got my avatar
-Began career transformation to be self-employed

ETA: That was actually summer of 2008 so under Bush
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10% of ARF.con is either stupid or liberals ... but then I repeat myself.
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Link Posted: 8/10/2014 8:50:48 PM EDT
I want to live in an era where I can mail order a gun and have it delivered to my front door by my friendly and somewhat alcoholic postman as if it's a perfectly normal thing.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 8:51:30 PM EDT
Both were and are shit. Bush was a scum bag and so is Obama. Bush tripled the size of the fed, passed unconstitutional laws in the name of "public safety" and left the economy in shambles. Obama just rolled with everything.
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I feel like a cheated mo'fo when I hear about this era compared to mine.

As to the OP's criteria, they both sucked for me more than they didn't, with the exception of my grand kids showing up.
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You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful
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Originally Posted By conductor:


You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful
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Originally Posted By conductor:
Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.


You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful


Half that stuff isn't relevant. The US still had the best facilities and doctors in the world.
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Half that stuff isn't relevant. The US still had the best facilities and doctors in the world.
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Originally Posted By Gas__Operated:
Originally Posted By conductor:
Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.


You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful


Half that stuff isn't relevant. The US still had the best facilities and doctors in the world.


I was not comparing US facilities of the 1950s versus foreign facilities of the 1950s. I was comparing the way things were in the 1950s and the way they are now.

But if you want to go back to living like that, with all of its attendant problems, be my guest.

As far as I'm concerned, the good old days are right now.
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WTF is this Bullshit?? Fucking 12ers
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Originally Posted By GADeerHunter:


If you were not of a minority in the South.
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Originally Posted By GADeerHunter:
Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.


If you were not of a minority in the South.


I love how this always comes up in threads like this.

OP is asking us, as the individuals we actually are.. and as a white male, I'm going to be honest and say 1950-2001.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:23:38 PM EDT
1900-1925
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:24:19 PM EDT
Early 1900's.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:26:09 PM EDT
And you could get a job at any Factory and raise a family in comfort. Yeah the 50s were brutal.
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I was not comparing US facilities of the 1950s versus foreign facilities of the 1950s. I was comparing the way things were in the 1950s and the way they are now.

But if you want to go back to living like that, with all of its attendant problems, be my guest.

As far as I'm concerned, the good old days are right now.
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Originally Posted By conductor:
Originally Posted By Gas__Operated:
Originally Posted By conductor:
Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.


You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful


Half that stuff isn't relevant. The US still had the best facilities and doctors in the world.


I was not comparing US facilities of the 1950s versus foreign facilities of the 1950s. I was comparing the way things were in the 1950s and the way they are now.

But if you want to go back to living like that, with all of its attendant problems, be my guest.

As far as I'm concerned, the good old days are right now.

Yup, to you I bet they are. BTW, How old were you in the 50s?
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Originally Posted By conductor:


You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful
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Originally Posted By sanausnol:
The 50s.


You must be kidding.

If you think the 50s were so great, then you obviously weren't alive back then.

Remember Polio? I remember being scared shitless after a girl I went to school with came down with it.

Talking about school: The kid who lived down the block from me was not allowed to enroll in school. He was in a wheel chair, and the school board said that they didn't have the facilities to accommodate him. Nice kid, and very bright. But no school for him. His parents had to home school him.

Ever have any heart problems? Be glad you're not living in the 50s. I had a stent put in a couple of years ago due to a blocked artery in my heart. In the 50s I would have died.

Ever have a kidney stone? They didn't have lithotripsy back then. You had to have some pretty major surgery to cut those things out.

And don't forget the changes in our legal system. Back in the 50s, the cops could arrest you for Vagrancy, which was defined as "failure to give a good account of yourself".

They could also arrest you for "Suspicion", and hold you for 48 hours without charging you.

Yeah, the 50s were great. Just fucking wonderful


I was alive then and of course medical care then isn't what it is today, hell even the early 2000s are completely different. But for me I was young and it seemed like I could be anything I wanted when I grew up, America was on top of the world, and neighbors knew each other and communities were stronger. So sorry if you don't agree.
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Is this a trick question, or a hopelessly failed poll?

It's like asking if you like light tan or beige.



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