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January 31, 2011

Tales of a Lost Free America

We'll probably be telling our grandchildren about how the free internet used to be.
Just as we can tell the unbelieving that it used to be legal to smoke cigarettes, drive without a seatbelt, or ride a motorcycle, bicycle or skateboard without helmets, and full body armor. Will anyone believe us when we tell them we could go to any old burger stand, and order a bacon n' cheese double without having to sign a waiver releasing the restaurant from liability should we have a heart attack twenty years down the road? That you actually had salt shakers on the table? -- JWM commenting @ Sigh... Republicans... BLAM!... @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Posted by Vanderleun at January 31, 2011 11:11 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Thank you Gerard. This made my day.


Posted by: jwm at January 31, 2011 12:44 PM

Remember the old days when you could buy cold medicine without having the drug store make a photocopy of your driver's license?

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at January 31, 2011 12:47 PM

FLOTUS' broad base of support only applies when she's sitting down.

The woman needs to implement a comprehensive plan to mind her own damned business.

Posted by: Robert at January 31, 2011 1:17 PM

Just another day, another nail in the coffin.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at January 31, 2011 2:25 PM

Only if you pay any heed to the chatter. They're so busy telling each other what to do, they haven't realized they've contradicted one another.

Posted by: Peccable at January 31, 2011 3:23 PM

I remember the old TV series Route 66. Every week the guys would blow into a new town and get a temporary job to earn a little cash before they hit the road again.

"Can you do the work?" "Yes." "OK, you're hired." Just like that. No ID or paperwork required.

Granted, it was only a TV show, but I suspect that part was somewhat based on reality at the time.

Posted by: rickl at February 3, 2011 4:30 AM

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