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"LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!" :sob:

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Biden made good on his promise to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office. With room to spare. :thumbsup:

We just need to get Lupy scheduled :yes:
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^I'll get one as soon as I can.
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That's a lot of vaccinations. More than 25% of the total population. I hope they can keep up the momentum.
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That's encouraging. :lol:

What's interesting about the survey as a whole is that both factions have a sizable, and comparable, minority that sees the problem with their own brand of extremism.
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The Culture War sure is heating up. :lol:
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I want a Mecha-Suit. Is there a waiting period?
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^Interesting, though I do think they put too much emphasis on the works of the 70s- which to be sure were highly daring and influential for the time. However if you go back you can find works almost from the start that challenged societies standards and norms. From Mae West's sexual freedom, to films that criticized lynchings (namely The Ox-Bow Incident and Fury), to the criminally underrated A Face in the Crowd from 1957 which touched on politics as entertainment (if you haven't seen it, do so now). Bad Day At Black Rock took on anti-Asian bias to some extent in 1958. And in the 60's shows like Star Trek, I Spy, Mission: Impossible, and Laugh-In had racially integrated casts.
And of course there's a reason that The Twilight Zone is so revered even to this day.
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Well, the 60s and the 70s certainly changed the country and the world more than it's ever been changed before, and a lot of that was due to the influence of the Arts (which was part of my inspiration for Spacious Skies), but it's definitely something that's always there, waxing and waning in cycles. Going back a few decades, the 20s were like a mini 60s and the 30s were like a mini 70s until the Great Depression became the overwhelming social influence. The reason I love pre-code movies, aside from them being so sexy, is that they did engage a lot of the issues of the day, as well as more universal issues. The 20s in particular were a great decade for women's progress, and to a lesser extent minority progress. It usually goes in a generational cycle, about forty years or so-- that has obviously been disrupted with the Millennial Generation, but I'm not yet entirely sure if that's because of the Internet or the September 11th attacks, or both (the beginnings of the decline can be traced back at least a decade before the attacks, so the Internet is definitely a part of it).
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^^ Those are all good points from both of you.

I also think the article is California-centric. New York City, London, and other places were also agents of change in the 60s and 70s.
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^Agreed. A vast majority of the Civil Rights protests and marches occurred in the south.
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Indeed. And in terms of mass media, there was certainly a lot of that coming from New York, both in terms of music and periodical publishing.
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^Yeah, it's been a bit quiet lately. Not that there isn't stuff happening. There are still post-mortums happening with the 2020 polls. There's been some degree of moaning about Biden's lack of press conferences. In fact Biden's been a bit of a stealth President compared to Trump or even Obama- which I'm OK with as we really don't need to hear from a President over every news story that slithers across the headlines. People are fearing/hoping the recall of California's Governor will become another circus like that last one. And of course there's the various efforts of Red States to curtail voting- but it will likely be years before that becomes a serious problem.
But after 4 years of non-Trump drama all that seems like background noise in comparison.
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And of course after posting that, Biden announces that he wants to pull troops out of Afganistan by Sept 11 this year.
Cue Republicans loosing their minds in 5, 4, 3, 2.....
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The world has been so boring that I sometimes forget to check my news apps. I'm trying to think of anything interesting I've read lately. Well, Biden announced he'll definitely run for a second term. However that works out, it will be amazing.
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Jen Psaki is frigging awesome at her press conferences. It is soooooooooooooooooooooooo nice having adults in charge that politics shouldn't be a roller-coaster of uncertainty and chaos. I sleep much more soundly at night.
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It is soooooooooooooooooooooooo nice having adults in charge
you can say that again!
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scottydog wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:24 am
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It is soooooooooooooooooooooooo nice having adults in charge
you can say that again!
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