Friday, September 16, 2011

Another Epitaph

Back in my grade-school days I was constantly told to fear living in a country like Russia where you always must carry identification. Americans were free and did not have to carry "papers" and show them to the authorities, like the communists behind the Iron Curtain. So I was told by church, state and media.

Flash forward 50 years to today's discussions of changes in voting laws:
“If you have to show a picture ID to buy Sudafed, if you have to show a picture ID to get on an airplane, you should show a picture ID when you vote,” Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said in the spring when she signed the bill into law in South Carolina.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach said. “This is an issue where most Americans recognize that a photo ID is a part of American life today. . . . ”

Today Americans carry and show identification.

We are all Soviets now.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Epitaph for a Generation

All you need to know about what became of the Boomers:
The original Fillmore in San Francisco became the stuff of rock legend after promoter Bill Graham began hosting psychedelic rock acts in the 1960s — the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone. When Graham opened the Fillmore East in Manhattan in 1968, it became a veritable delivery room for dozens of classic live albums. Since then, Live Nation has turned the Fillmore into a branded chain of nightclubs, with locations operating in Denver, Detroit, Miami and Charlotte.