April 7, 2016

"Hey Kids, What Time Is It?" Let's Compare America 1956 vs. America 2016

1956 New York Skyline

2016 New York Skyline [ an image of the Hindu goddess of death, time and destruction known as Kali. And next month a reproduction of the 48-foot-tall arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria is going up in Times Square.]

In 1956, John Wayne, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe were some of the biggest stars in the entertainment world.

In 2016, our young people look up to “stars” like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

In 1956, Americans were watching I Love Lucy and The Ed Sullivan Show on television.

In 2016, the major television networks are offering us trashy shows such as Mistresses and Lucifer.

In 1956, you could buy a first-class stamp for just 3 cents.

In 2016, a first-class stamp will cost you 49 cents.

In 1956, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.

In 2016, many of our public schools have been equipped with metal detectors because violence has gotten so far out of control.....

The list goes on... and on..... and can be found HERE at Doug Ross @ Journal by Michael Snyder

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 7, 2016 9:43 AM
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All wonderful progress according to the progressives.

Posted by: Denny at April 7, 2016 11:32 AM

I think I was that loud kid singing out of tune that day.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at April 7, 2016 12:55 PM

Yeah but wimminz couldn't get abortions back in 1956, so the whole world wasn't worth a dam back then.

But don't worry cause by 2056 the world will be well underway of rebuilding from the global eruption of 2017 when all the vermin was cleared from the landscape.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 7, 2016 2:13 PM

"In 2016, our young people look up to “stars” like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga."

I lol'd. Is this recycled from about five years ago? 1) Those folks are all passe and 2) "Lady Gaga" has come out as Stefani Germanotta, classically trained pianist and vocalist, and sings in styles the old fogies who thought 1957 Elvis was crap would appreciate. She's actually worthy of admiration, which is probably why the kids don't like her anymore but actual grownups do.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at April 8, 2016 12:26 AM

Thanks for keeping us updated on society's social status. Looking forward to hearing from you in 5 years.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 8, 2016 6:30 AM

cf Gunga Din

Posted by: Dulcy Simmons at April 8, 2016 3:22 PM

Oh how far we've fallen.

In 1956 we enjoyed the George Gobel Show.

In 2016 we have, thanks to Gerard, Penthouse.com.

Hey, this is fun!

Posted by: Arthurstone at April 9, 2016 8:16 AM

Hey... when they started singing I sang along and remembered all the words to "It's Howdy Doody Time". Don't tell the neighbors.


Posted by: badco at April 9, 2016 6:04 PM