View Poll Results: Best Decade for America

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  • The 1960's

    11 30.56%
  • The 1970's

    2 5.56%
  • The 1980's

    8 22.22%
  • The 1990's

    10 27.78%
  • The 2000's

    1 2.78%
  • They all equally positive for America

    2 5.56%
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Thread: Best Decade for America

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Probably the 1990s. We didn't really fund dictatorships like we did in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    That's the span of years my parents had their children. Is that why it was the best years for you?
    no
    it was the period after WWII when we were the dominant world power in every respect
    we had no competition
    we were the world's bread basket and industrial supplier
    in very few ways were we not #1
    besides, that is the era when the best electric guitars and amps were built ...
    it was our golden age (unless you were a person of color, then not so much)
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no
    it was the period after WWII when we were the dominant world power in every respect
    we had no competition
    we were the world's bread basket and industrial supplier
    in very few ways were we not #1
    besides, that is the era when the best electric guitars and amps were built ...
    it was our golden age (unless you were a person of color, then not so much)
    LOL I was trying to get you to explain. I knew it would be good.

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    The 90s. Economic prosperity, scientific and cultural advances, etc. Having a massive surplus also helps.
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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I remember in the '70s there was the Partridge Family and the Brady Bunch.

    There was no crime. There was no cancer. There was nothing but sibling rivalry.
    There was Kojak.

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    The 90s. Economic prosperity, scientific and cultural advances, etc. Having a massive surplus also helps.
    Oh.

    Then it wasn't the 1990's, there wasn't any government budget surplus then, unless you'be been drinking the Flavor-Aid.

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    There was Kojak.
    Right, that's why there was no crime!

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    The fifties...unless you were black, gay or a communist.

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by beholdaredhorse View Post
    The fifties...unless you were black, gay or a communist.
    I think lenny and Squiggy were probably gay. And maybe black communists, too.

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    Re: Best Decade for America

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    As much as I like that statement, I don't think its entirely true, unless there is some big change in our course.
    so you are in favor of the Republicans budget proposal, then?

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