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Suddenly, everyone's turning against us Baby Boomers
Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 9/14/04 | RAY MCALLISTER

Posted on 09/14/2004 10:06:03 AM PDT by qam1

Whoa! What's happening?

Why are people turning on us?

We're the Baby Boomers, you know.

The Mighty Boomers.

We invented everything from money to music to sex, did we not? Nothing good ever happened until we came along.

Now people are turning on us.

We Baby Boomers are being made to feel . . . guilty.

Ridiculous, isn't it?

People have tried to make us feel guilty before. They said we consumed too much. Or we were too shallow. Or we only thought about ourselves.

Excuuuuse me.

Who should we think about? Somebody else?

All that was just jealousy. Even Tom Brokaw came along and said the World War II generation was "the greatest." Jealousy. Pure jealousy.

Sure, they saved the world.

Did they ever throw a party like Woodstock?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aginghippie; babyboomers; bsboomers; generationi; generationme; generationsponge; genselfabsorbed; genx; issueswithtparents; spoiledbrats; spoiledestgeneration; the60sareover; woodstock
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To: lentulusgracchus
Boomers didn't do that, Boomer broads did.

I know they did. But where were the boomber men was this was going on? The feminization of America? It occurs to me that they abandoned their place as the moral head of the household and meekly went along with this deconstruction of the family unit, and it continues to this day. Was it fear of being called a chauvinist, a desire to be "progressive" or what?

61 posted on 09/14/2004 10:41:50 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: k2blader
Dear boomers,
Retirement and healthcare aren't entitlements.
Learn it. Live it.

Cool. I'd love it if the portion of my hard-earned pay that went to Gen-Xers' primary, secondary, and college educations were returned to me to provide for my retirement. Pity is, the same folks who've been sucking on the Boomers for all these years are suddenly discovering that it works two ways and are bleating about it. Tough.

62 posted on 09/14/2004 10:42:00 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: joesnuffy
I'll take mine with a loaded baked potato and side salad please. Has anyone calculated how many we have to eat before social security is saved?
63 posted on 09/14/2004 10:42:29 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: Publius
Social Security villages would be set up on abandoned government installations, and indigent Baby Boomers would be fed, clothed and housed at government expense, but no money would change hands.

Sounds quite a bit like a Gen Xer childhood...

64 posted on 09/14/2004 10:44:16 AM PDT by Marie (I want to be queeeeeen, just like like Hillary! 8 - ))
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

Even as a 24 year old I have to agree with some of your points.

It's mean to think "I can't wait to stick you rotten bastards in a home!" That mentality is what a lot of us younger folks are trying to escape for the families we want to build. The family I envision for myself includes my dad living with me when he is too old to take care of himself. My future wife's parents, too, if she doesn't have siblings who want to do the same thing.

However, I also envision a future free of Social Security taxes, free from Medicare, Medicaid, and other worthless socialist government programs. Yes, it may be a libertarian/conservative dream, but it's the AMERICAN DREAM that so many people crossed oceans and left their families for, fought and died for on foreign soils, and enjoyed until that rat bastard FDR and the "Great Society" BS of the early 20th Century.

So hopefully we can start electing politicians to office who are going to SLASH government spending instead of slowing the pace of govt growth, and we can educate people to REJECT socialism and instill personal and family responsibilities to everyone.

The economy will probably be better for it to boot.


65 posted on 09/14/2004 10:45:26 AM PDT by t_skoz
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To: Walkingfeather
and I will make sure that it goes as hard for them when they are the most dependent and vulnerable.

Just wanted to point that out, in case someone missed it. Thanks! You're SO loveable! (gag)

66 posted on 09/14/2004 10:46:04 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a monthly donor to FR!! $5 per Freeper...and you'll never be bugged again)
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To: ancient_geezer
The first mistake was in ever giving them shoes

No, the first mistake was teaching them how to talk. A very limited (no word for no) vocabulary would be sufficient.

67 posted on 09/14/2004 10:46:24 AM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Howlin
I was b*tching about the pop boomer culture before gen Xers were a gleam in their maggot-infested boomer daddy's eye.

To lump me in with them now is the epitome of injustice!!

68 posted on 09/14/2004 10:46:57 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Howlin; ETERNAL WARMING

Excuse me. I, little ole I, am not a geezer. Now Gramps...............................


69 posted on 09/14/2004 10:47:06 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a monthly donor to FR!! $5 per Freeper...and you'll never be bugged again)
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To: Cagey
I was there, every veteran there was a boomer, or preboomer. It seems that a lot of the GenXers, their kids, and the GenYers, their grandkids, appreatate our service, alot of them their also.
70 posted on 09/14/2004 10:47:08 AM PDT by Little Bill (John F'n Kerry is a self promoting scumbag!)
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To: k2blader

Memo to GenX'ers:

GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK. NOW.


71 posted on 09/14/2004 10:48:32 AM PDT by Hi Heels
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To: Little Bill
Proof reading alert.
72 posted on 09/14/2004 10:49:30 AM PDT by Little Bill (John F'n Kerry is a self promoting scumbag!)
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To: Walkingfeather

Careful what you wish for, as it will eventually get you, also.


73 posted on 09/14/2004 10:50:14 AM PDT by Darnright
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To: Walkingfeather
Yes I am bitter at that generation and I will make sure that it goes as hard for them when they are the most dependent and vulnerable.

Why wait? Stop your grandparents' benefits this very day; call them up and tell THEM how you feel about them.

Why aren't you at work, you ungrateful little dweeb.

74 posted on 09/14/2004 10:50:24 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Hi Heels

Gosh, and I thought it was supposed to be the Democrats who are consumed with hate.

LOL. Seems the "conservative" x'ers have their fair share of hate as well.

Imagine that. One generation blaming the previous for all the world's ills. How original. All the while taking advantage of all of the technological and economic advancements created by, uh, the boomers.

Somebody needs to get the x'ers a waaaambulance.


75 posted on 09/14/2004 10:50:50 AM PDT by dmz
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To: qam1

We BABY BOOMERS are to BLAME for the ME want it NOW attitude. I take the blame and I am sorry to you who are not in our group. I will spend the rest of my life trying to make it up to you Xers'


76 posted on 09/14/2004 10:51:08 AM PDT by JFC
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To: Hi Heels
Memo to GenX'ers: GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK. NOW.

With interest.

77 posted on 09/14/2004 10:51:14 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a monthly donor to FR!! $5 per Freeper...and you'll never be bugged again)
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Why aren't you children at work? Who's paying your way to be able to sit here and post on the net in the middle of a work day?????"

JEEZ! Let's not get SNIPPY about it!

:-)

78 posted on 09/14/2004 10:51:39 AM PDT by t_skoz
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To: qam1

I'm a boomer and I'm going to suck every penny out of you all till you dehydrate and shrivel up into a mass of protoplasm!

Then I'll take all your kid's piggy banks, smash em and buy myself a new car. Then, on the way to the gov't cheese handout I'll stop at a school and steal all the pencils and crayons and construction paper to burn in my fireplace.

Then after I get my social security check I'll deposit it in my off shore account and make you all chip in to buy me a new motorized scooter!

Then, to really erg ya, i'll live to 125 and make all of ya pay for an army of nurses to cater to my every whim!

Then, after I die, I'll donate whatever's left to some crackwhore in brazil.


79 posted on 09/14/2004 10:54:29 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA Bring 'em home, or send us back.)
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To: t_skoz
JEEZ! Let's not get SNIPPY about it!

You ain't seen nuthin' yet. Are you an Xer?

80 posted on 09/14/2004 10:54:30 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a monthly donor to FR!! $5 per Freeper...and you'll never be bugged again)
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