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59 years ago today .. McCarthyism launched.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. McCarthy sets the wheels of hysteria in motion. Dark days follow.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    McCarthyism was good at first.
  3. A lot like Walmart, Gary Coleman and the San Diego Chicken.
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Well, he did provide subject matter for an absolutely fantastic REM song, "Exhuming McCarthy".

    'At long last, have you left no sense of decency?'
  5. cortez

    cortez Member

    Want to watch Ann Coulter's head explode? Mention McCarthyism.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    At last . . . something Nixon and the Kennedy family could agree on.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The San Diego Chicken is still good.
  8. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    So are mooslems or teh gheys the modern day commies?
  9. harbinger

    harbinger Member

    No, liberals are.
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Very well-played, Breaker of Leopold & Loeb. And a great example of why Bobby Kennedy was one of the most overrated politicians of his -- or any other -- day.

    With slavery, the Trail of Tears/Indian campaigns and the Japanese internment camps among the most notable, McCarthyism continues to hold its own as one of the great American historical abominations.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Somewhere, Roy Cohn laughs.
  12. I'd say RFK pretty much atoned for his involvement with the Tailgunner.
    JFK, not so much, and the loathesome Joe Senior not at all.
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