Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 12th, 2011 in Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

1995: Pigs can fly. Dan Marino breaks Fran Tarkenton’s NFL all-time passing yardage mark. He’s still #1. 1991: On the 100th television episode of Full House those adorable twins are born. 1984: Space shuttle astronauts retrieve a satellite, representing the first space salvage. 1981: The first balloon crossing of the Pacific. 1979: In response toRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 5th, 2011 in Politics by Terry Hamburg

2007: Re-runs. Writer’s Guild of America goes on strike. 1992: American Bobby Fisher beats Russian Boris Spassky to win the World Chess title in Belgrade. Defying a U.S. embargo on travel to Yugoslavia, Fisher is served with an arrest warrant and becomes a fugitive from justice. 1988: Source of worst computer virus in history toRead the Rest…

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Our Baby Boomer President

Posted on November 4th, 2011 in Politics by Terry Hamburg

“Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.”  ~W.C. Fields “I offer my opponents a bargain: If you stop telling lies about us, I’ll stop telling the truth about them.”  ~Adlai Stevenson “No one believes rumors in Washington until they’re officially denied.” ~Anonymous ***** Here is President Obama as you’ve never seen himRead the Rest…

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When The Baby Boomer World Was Mad

Posted on October 27th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

It was a full frontal assault on button-down mass media consumer culture. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it became the most flattered publication of the 1950s with wannabes like Crack, Sick, and Crazy – just the tip of the parody iceberg. The inimitable Alfred E. Newman, symbol of Mad Magazine Beginning asRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Rabble Rouser Dyke Communist Loud-mouth broad Man-Hater Bitch Subversive Trouble Maker As you can see by the epithets hurled at me (and that’s the short list), I caused quite a splash in the feminist 1970s, an inspiration for rebellious young baby boomer ladies. Ever hear the phrase: “A woman’s place is in the house –Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charles Colson? 1931-2012

Posted on September 29th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Thanks to the grace of God, I’m went strong until April 21, 2011. When you hear my name, you probably recall the old me. You see, I’ve led two separate lives. The old one was nasty. I was only 38 when handed a political dream job: Special Counsel to just-elected President Nixon in 1968. IRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Devil” Girl

Posted on September 13th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Politics,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

She was my baby boomer dream girl: part rebel, part old-fashioned, all sexy, and an advocate that ladies should pay their own way on dates. At the time, on a limited income, that’s what I thought woman’s liberation should mean. The only problem: Maddy was the leader of the 1972 “Nixon’s The One Again” PoliticalRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 25th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Counterculture/New Age,Me Generation,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I was the poster boy for baby boomer rebellion. I dropped out of Berkeley in 1964 and led the first big demonstrations against the Viet-Nam war. I also co-founded the Yippies—the Youth International Party. Yippie Flag: Marijuana Leaf over Socialist Red Star I was a honcho in New Left politics, one of the infamous “ChicagoRead the Rest…

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Father of All Baby Boomers

Posted on August 4th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Relax. You know more than you think you do.” Opening words to Baby and Child Care. “Dr. Spock is the father of permissiveness.” Vice-President Spiro Agnew Whether know it or not, you were raised by Dr. Spock. Baby boomers were born into a world that believed: “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” The rules: DisobedienceRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers At Play

♀♀♀♀♀♀ As the baby boomer sexual revolution went into high gear, the new rag on the block offered “Entertainment for Women…No other magazine out there caters to women in the way we do.” Cosmo was reinvented in early 1970s and packed its pages with nitty-gritty advice about dating, sex, and guys. Ms. rolled out inRead the Rest…

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