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