Skip to comments.The End of Boomer Weirdness?
Posted on 09/05/2008 11:19:50 PM PDT by neverdem
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If McCain is so strong on national security, why is he a leading proponent of amnesty for illegals and "guest worker" programs (comprehensive immigration "reform")? If McCain is so strong on energy, the economy, and taxation, then why is he a leading proponent of carbon cap-and-trade (he sponsored the Climate Security Act three times in the Senate)? And why exactly does he support bailing out Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae with taxpayer money? And why did he consider doing the same for General Motors?
Saying that McCain is good on all these things is as good as saying he's a conservative: both are bold-faced lies...or, perhaps, delusions caused by drinking too much liberal Kool-Aid.
McCain is at best a corrupt (let's not forget the infamous Keating Five S&L scandal before the last big bailout) opportunistic career politician who confuses serving Mexico with serving the United States and who has listened to Teddy Kennedy and other liberals so much that he now believes their lies.
Sorry for spoiling the thread at post 22 but, since folks in my generation (Gen Y) will be left with the messes of the Boomers (and those before) (e.g., the enormous debt footprint of Big Government), I think it’s relevant to point out that McCain is part of the problem.
Stay home or vote third party. Don't be surprised with what you get.
Enable the Democrat with an (R) after his name.
But I won't be surprised when "conservatives" here either nod approvingly or roll over and play dead as McCain and the Democrat Congress pass Big Government program after Big Government program, and conservatives get stuck holding the sign "It's our fault!" when things go wrong.
Here it is. Warning: Bad language and vulgarity. http://news.aol.com/article/debate-coach-screams-moons-audience/132022
I certainly won't be surprised by what I get from McCain't and 0bama. Sorry. I don't vote for socialism.
The 9-minute video on You Tube:
The Angry Professors, College Debate: Dr. Shanara Reid Brinkley versus Dr. William (Bill) Shanahan
For comic relief (as if that room of Ph.D.s isn’t comic relief enough), watch the 1:09 remix version:
Evidently those in the video were representatives from Emory, Vanderbilt, etc. gathered together for CODA 2008.
CODA = Cross Examination Debate Association
An academic organization “dedicated to promoting critical thinking,...”
According to an August 22, 2008 statement from the association [http://cedadebate.org/?q=node/174], Fort Hays State University and their President Dr. Edward H. Hammond chose to “dismiss” Dr. Bill Shanahan.
I guess that translates to they decided to fire his over-exposed butt. Evidently there isn’t a penalty for using profanity as there is no mention of Dr. Shanara Reid Brinkley suffering any consequences (other than believing she was subjected to a racist attack).
IMO, anyone who is thinking of copping out and not voting for McCain this election should watch the video to see an example of what will happen to this country if we allow more “intellectuals” to be in charge.
give me a break....we never even dreamed of half the shite Ge X and Echo Boomers think is cool
Thanks for the ping.
"Boomer Weirdness" is the great eruption of irrationality that seized the West three decades ago, when the Boomer Left rose to positions of power. I don't think the Boom Generation as a whole is any madder than other generations; but the Boomer Left -- ah, now we're talkin' several curlicues short of a plumbline... On the great issues of the day McCain and Palin just seem a lot more rational than the opposition. They can think straight. After almost two years of national exposure, Barack Obama is a bigger blank slate than ever; if anything he has deliberately confused Americans even more. Nobody knows what he would do if elected, and his potential appointees are freakier than Clinton's. As for Joe Biden, over 35 years in the US Senate he solidified his rep at the biggest loose cannon on that wildly careening deck. Between Robert Byrd and Joe Biden, the Senate has become as weird as the Oprah Show.Thanks neverdem.
Thanks for the ping!
This article is spot on, and I don't know what your problem is. The boomers are supposed to be the adults now, and if followup generations are even more unsane than us, well whose fault is it - hint: look in the mirror.
The problem is that the media/wall street/dem political establishment/ivy league crowd have between them done nothing useful, learned, in Ronald Reagan's words, lots of things that just aren't so, but believe that they, the radicals of the 1960's who hung together, are entitled station and respect as if they were an hereditary, god-sanctioned, aristocracy.
In some, I think this is one of the most important articles of our time.
You’ve drank the koolaid if you believe that the faults of the under 45 crowd can be laid simply at the feet of those older than you. What a crybaby...blaming some 50 year old fatass like me for your problems. You sure you are on the right forum? This forum is about personal responsibility.
You and your generation have to exercise your own free will.
It may shock you but the 60s radicals you allude to were never more than a loud tiny tiny minority of youth then and most campuses did not riot either. Neither was everyone over 50 once a hippie or had orgies and did lots of drugs.
But if we are going to get all defensive about our eras I will tell you right now from oberving all the young parents at my children’s grade school that many men today are soft as hell.
Like girls, subservient to their wives and all act like Moby or Daghtry...and many are little lefty PC boys with highlights. I’m surrounded by them at PTO meetings. It sucks. This is Nashville home of yer namesake and the men are wussies...probably never busted a grape in their life....can’t hunt or fight...what the hell good are they?
Crazy....that or they are little irresponsible thug miscreants stuck in adolescence.
You want to pick fights with yer elders son maybe you ought step outta tha glass house. Aside from those srving, I am less than impressed with today’s young man.
Every generation has it’s faults....guess who ushered in the great society? why the Greatest Generation of course.
I don’t sit around whining about it and blaming them for I was left to deal with.
He pops. You sure seem to be steamed up about something. When you sober up maybe we can have a rational conversation about it.
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