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those were the days

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    The opening song for "All in the Family" was "those were the days', sung by Archie and Edith.

    Here are the lyrics:

    Boy the way Glenn Miller Played

    Songs that made the Hit Parade

    Guys like us we had it made

    Those were the days.

    Didn't need no Welfare states

    Everybody pulled his weight

    gee our old LaSalle ran great

    Those were the days

    And you knew who you were then

    Girls were girls and men were men

    Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again


    People seemed to be content
    $50 payed the rent
    Freaks were in a circus tent
    Those were the days

    Take a little Sunday spin

    Tonight I'll watch the Dodgers win

    Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin

    Hair was short and skirts were long

    Kate Smith really sung the song

    I don't know just what went wrong

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

    For a trip down memory lane, click on the link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d8FTPv955I

    The article below, published yesterday, explains why the Trump era could wind up like the 1930's:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-trump-era-could-wind-up-like-the-1930s-2019-08-23?mod=paul-brandus

    After nearly a decade of good times, things, all of a sudden, looked wobbly. The stock market fell sharply. The president—a wealthy man who had never been elected to office before, but was very sure of himself, thank you very much— reassured Americans that all was well and the future bright.

    Even so, the president thought one thing was needed to make things better: tariffs on America’s trade partners. Many economists and lawmakers argued against this, saying it would hurt trade, kill jobs and slow, if not contract, the economy. The president dismissed their reasoning, and into place the tariffs went

    Many Americans feared immigrants were coming to take their jobs and sought to keep them out.

    Herbert Hoover was warned about tariffs and didn’t listen. Trump—who promised us that “trade wars are easy to win, believe me” (he now denies saying this) didn’t listen either.

    We're not likely to see a return of "Hoovervilles", but there is little doubt that the economy is going to get worse. Despite his attempts to blame others, Trump is actually the guy to blame - and it won't help him in the 2020 election.

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    Like in the "thirties" they did not have global warming nor the Amazon on fire let alone an "east block" which pumps out more stuff. Let alone had "Nuclear" bombs. Sorry we also did not elect an"wealthy" man in "office", but an person who never worked an day in his life and lived on Daddy's fortunes and squandered it quickly via all kind of bankruptcy's. A person who still thinks you need to show an passport do do groceries. Who never cleaned his own house or did the laundry, nor learned to drive; the chauffer and maid did it for him. School was an disaster; the worst student ever the "dean" said; he knew it all. Trade wars for him is just, so he does not get bored to death by tweeting all day.

    Yes people you wanted this guy; enjoy!