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But his reputation was liberated long ago. Now, even phony conservative nut-jobs like Glen Beck invoke Dr. King's memory to promote their causes. Which, in Glen Beck's case is Glen Beck.

Hey, I never said everything is better.

It's human nature to gripe and moan and pine for the good old days.

But that's just a parlor game we play with ourselves at night, under electric light, in front of the flat screen, while machines wash our clothes and dishes. It's just a sentiment we post to our Facebook page to amuse our "friends."

But we know better. Things used to be worse. And if you're too young to believe me, ask your grandparents what a "lunger" is.

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Remember when women worked in the typing pool and ... by Allan Goldstein on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 8:37:21 AM
Thanks for the reminder to count our blessings. I ... by JGStakeholder on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:56:21 AM
Thanks for trying to brighten our spirits. I am no... by Anthony Orlando on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:21:18 AM
Thanks for reminding me that we focus on the bad n... by Martha Moffett on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:37:42 PM
It is about squandering the good. In 1960s the US ... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 2:36:04 PM
What bread looks like, depends on whether you're h... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 5:09:36 PM
I look back and question which ones really have an... by Margaret Bassett on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 3:01:59 PM
I agree with Goldstein that some things are better... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 4:36:55 PM
1. Americans have yet to fulfill the American Drea... by Arthur Avalon on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 7:12:18 PM