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In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era (Barf Alert!)
The Chicago Sun Times ^ | 1-11-09 | AP

Posted on 01/12/2009 9:56:37 AM PST by 444Flyer

NEW YORK-When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing on the horizon.

To a number of social analysts, historians, bloggers and ordinary Americans, Jan.20 will symbolize the passing of an entire generation: the baby boomer years.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: babyboom; babyboomer; babyboomers; fakebutaccurate; generationjones; generationreagan; genx; theend
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From the generation raised with the decency and common sense lessons of WW II to the generation of video games, online porn and reality TV. We no longer have a chief executive, we now have a "Rock Star" according to the article.

Well, this boomer (born 64') isn't going anywhere and it's nowhere near over.

2010/12!!!

1 posted on 01/12/2009 9:56:37 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Just another mindless puff piece. There will be thousands of them in the days ahead.


2 posted on 01/12/2009 10:01:03 AM PST by freespirited
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To: 444Flyer

The Boomer era won’t be over until the generation is mostly done collecting their Social Security and Medicare benefits. If you know what I mean.


3 posted on 01/12/2009 10:02:13 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people. Criminals and the governments that create them kill people.)
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To: 444Flyer

Well, this boomer (born 64’) isn’t going anywhere and it’s nowhere near over.

2010/12!!!
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Damn straight!! This charlatan commie is not going to end America for any of us who have the guts and sense to not let it happen. The Constitution lives, no matter what this maggot and his goons do to it, and so does America and its freedoms!!!!


4 posted on 01/12/2009 10:03:06 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: 444Flyer
I too plan to keep on going (Boomer 50’)but it can be argued that it was our collective generation that moved our nation from self reliance and decency to the threshold of socialism and depravity.
5 posted on 01/12/2009 10:03:49 AM PST by buckalfa (confused and bewildered)
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To: 444Flyer

“Gen Xers are known to be more cynical, less optimistic,” says social commentator Jonathan Pontell. “Xers don’t write books with the word ‘hope’ in the title.”

.......and us conservative memebers of Gen X know a fraud when we see one.........


6 posted on 01/12/2009 10:05:15 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; InShanghai; xrp; ...
Sorry but Obamalamadingdang is a late boomer and not one of us

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Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.

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7 posted on 01/12/2009 10:06:29 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: 444Flyer

It just seems odd to me the that the baby boomer generation only got two presidents in office. I think it’s too early to make that call.


8 posted on 01/12/2009 10:06:38 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: 444Flyer

Say goodbye to the ‘Worst Generation’.

If the WWII generation was ‘The Greatest Generation’ which I can agree with, the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation.


9 posted on 01/12/2009 10:07:29 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: 444Flyer
The "baby boom" era is identified as 1946 to 1964. Obama was born in 1961. More evidence that journalists are mathematically incompetent. The "generation" is over when they are dead. The oldest baby boomers are just reaching age 63. They will continue to be a part of the work force for another 20 years.

Most of the crappy, liberal politicians that infest Washington today are over age 63.

10 posted on 01/12/2009 10:07:50 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: edge10

The “boomers” were raised by the “greatest generation”....in my opinion, many in the “greatest generation” failed in their responsibilities as parents.


11 posted on 01/12/2009 10:09:07 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: 444Flyer
Well, this boomer (born 64')

I never understood how people born in 1964 could be post-war Baby Boomers.

"Gladys, I need some lovin' tonight. I've been away at the WAR!!!!"

"Forget it, Abner. That line stopped working long ago. I have a headache. I have hot flashes. You don't look like Audie Murphy in his prime anymore and it's 1963. The war has been over for 18 years."


12 posted on 01/12/2009 10:10:21 AM PST by Polybius
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To: edge10
If the WWII generation was ‘The Greatest Generation’ which I can agree with, the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation.

You're full of it.

13 posted on 01/12/2009 10:10:35 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: 444Flyer

Obama represents the choke hold of boomer 60’s and 70’s style red activism on our culture.


14 posted on 01/12/2009 10:11:27 AM PST by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: 444Flyer

I’m a hale and healthy 60, have my retirement papers in the que, and should see 85 without undue effort. I’m going fishing and, since the Kenyan and the ‘Rats are in power, spending my time figuring out how to exploit the System like it was a five dollar crack ‘ho.


15 posted on 01/12/2009 10:12:24 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Obama's chiseled pecs & Hillary's lovely legs.)
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To: edge10
If the WWII generation was ‘The Greatest Generation’ which I can agree with, the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation.

Well we don't care what you think.

16 posted on 01/12/2009 10:13:09 AM PST by Oztrich Boy ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule." - H L Mencken.)
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To: 444Flyer
In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era?

Why? Obama's a boomer, and the next President is likely to be a boober as well. ....and the next.

17 posted on 01/12/2009 10:14:51 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: 444Flyer
In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era?

Why? Obama's a boomer, and the next President is likely to be a boomer as well. ....and the next.

18 posted on 01/12/2009 10:15:02 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: goodnesswins

‘The “boomers” were raised by the “greatest generation”....in my opinion, many in the “greatest generation” failed in their responsibilities as parents.’

You prove my point. Some 30 to 40 years later your still whining about your parents did you wrong.


19 posted on 01/12/2009 10:15:54 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
and the next President is likely to be a boober

Yes Sarah, I'm talking about you. ....and "boober" is a compliment, btw.

20 posted on 01/12/2009 10:16:50 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: 444Flyer

These people are so stupid they don’t realize that 1961 was a boomer year!


21 posted on 01/12/2009 10:20:11 AM PST by Cheesel (The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: goodnesswins

in my opinion, many in the “greatest generation” failed in their responsibilities as parents.
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They had some poor parenting skills across the board, but it probably had a lot to do with Boomers being raised on watching TV, too.


22 posted on 01/12/2009 10:21:21 AM PST by Canedawg (I look at the country as it is today and...I am scunnered. -G. M. FRASER)
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To: edge10

it is extremely sad that anyone would allow themselves to be categorized by assocation based strictly on birth year. these sorts of conversations are worthless for that very reason.


23 posted on 01/12/2009 10:22:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Polybius
LOL! Audie Murphy. BTW I just squeaked in 2 1/2 weeks before the new year of 65 and thank God for it. My dad tried to give us a 1950’s upbringing and I give he and my mom credit for the hard work they put into us and for instilling in us those timeless values.
24 posted on 01/12/2009 10:23:17 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: EagleUSA
The Constitution lives???
How about a not natural born President, and this under the eyes of the Supreme Court when rejecting appeals.
Is the Constitution only partially applied, and therefore only partially upheld, based on cases and/or circumstances?
25 posted on 01/12/2009 10:23:36 AM PST by hermgem (Will Olmr)
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I'm more concerned with where he was born than when he was born....
26 posted on 01/12/2009 10:23:51 AM PST by clintonh8r (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: 444Flyer

Barack Obama IS a baby boomer. He’s the tail end of that group.


27 posted on 01/12/2009 10:24:07 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: 444Flyer
Rather, it's a sense that a cultural era is ending, one dominated by the boomers, many of whom came of age in the '60s and experienced the bitter divisions caused by the Vietnam War and the protests against it, the civil rights struggle, social change, sexual freedoms, and more.

Nothing is ending. Barack Soetoro was brought up politically by marxists, communists, and anarchist of Cold War Socialism.

28 posted on 01/12/2009 10:26:17 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: weegee

His IS the tail end...;).


29 posted on 01/12/2009 10:26:48 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: Mr. Mojo

A conservative of Generation Reagan (misnomingly referred to as “Generation X”) may one day attain high office in this country.

Those “youth” who remember the Reagan years (from when they were in jr. high, high school, college) are hitting 40+ these days.


30 posted on 01/12/2009 10:29:09 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: 444Flyer

31 posted on 01/12/2009 10:29:37 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: qam1

This really makes no sense. The whole article is crap. It was something for a desperate news day with nothing to write about...I know..I have been there, today included.

But wow. The article even admits Obama himself is a Boomer.


32 posted on 01/12/2009 10:29:57 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: weegee

Is that the new Pepsi logo? (snicker)


33 posted on 01/12/2009 10:33:43 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: 444Flyer

Can’t the media count? Obama is a boomer he was born in 1961 the boom went throguh 1964. DUH


34 posted on 01/12/2009 10:37:22 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: edge10

*Say goodbye to the ‘Worst Generation’.

If the WWII generation was ‘The Greatest Generation’ which I can agree with, the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation.*

Agreed, but one can easily imagine how that happened. On one hand, you’d have some parents in those days being very, very strict due to the lessons of the Depression/WW2...and others being very lax for the simple reason that Johnny or Judy smoking dope and wearing love beads was far less of a hassle than getting shot at by Germans, Italians or Japanese.

For a real hoot on this topic, read Joe Queenan’s “Balsamic Dreams”.


35 posted on 01/12/2009 10:38:42 AM PST by j-damn
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To: weegee
Barack Obama IS a baby boomer. He’s the tail end of that group.

Yep. Just an inconvenient fact that doesn't quite fit into the story line.

36 posted on 01/12/2009 10:43:46 AM PST by Faith
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To: edge10
"...the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation".

55,000 plus names mostly of us 'Baby Boomers' are engraved on a wall dedicated to those that some say 'died for naught'. I see it as they, with their 'self centeredness' died to give you the right to call them the worst generation.

37 posted on 01/12/2009 10:45:10 AM PST by USAF70 (America is not 'governed' by the President or Congress. America is governed by the U.S.Constitution.)
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To: qam1
You forget Generation Jones, which is more conservative than either the early boomer or the X'ers. Gen. Jones delivered the biggest margin of votes to Bush of any age demographic in the 2000 election.

Here is the wikipedia entry Generation Jones

Sadly, Obama himself is a member of this generation. Here is an article on Generation Jones in the Election of 2008

Here is a short except describing GenJones:

Hillary vs. Obama was Boomer vs. Jones
McCain vs. Obama was Silent Generation vs. Generation Jones
38 posted on 01/12/2009 10:46:02 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: 444Flyer

I’m getting waaaay sick of hearing about BO and how oh so great he is or will be. Geeze, let’s call him MESSIAH and get it over with, kay?

Boomer (’50) here, and darned proud of it.....


39 posted on 01/12/2009 10:55:17 AM PST by fivecatsandadog ("well-educated, successful and intelligent" is sometimes synonomous with anus.)
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To: 444Flyer
Leave it to the CST to come up with a stupid article like this. Boomer's will be around a very long time and most plan to be real pains in the butt to these socialist goofballs. If they don't believe that, they should hide and watch.
40 posted on 01/12/2009 10:57:02 AM PST by Reflex ((same socialist crapola different day))
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To: edge10

The “greatest generation” has stood in the way of abolishing the Soshcurity Ponzi scheme, sat on their hands while abortion was “legalized,” totally bought into the government-school hoax—what’s so great about them?


41 posted on 01/12/2009 10:59:41 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Oztrich Boy; Myrddin
Well we don't care what you think.

The "slacker" generation often shows up in these threads to trash the Boomers.

The consumers of "grunge" music deserve little to no attention.

42 posted on 01/12/2009 11:05:47 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: USAF70
“55,000 plus names mostly of us ‘Baby Boomers’ are engraved on a wall...”

Thanked and Never forgotten.

Vietnam “Reflections” by Lee Teter
http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/pd—10087829/Vietnam_Reflections.htm

43 posted on 01/12/2009 11:11:03 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: hermgem

How about a not natural born President, and this under the eyes of the Supreme Court when rejecting appeals.
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The SCOTUS has been a target of the socialists for a very long time. The courts are also targeted as facilitators of socialism and a totalitarian, authoritarian government.

It is just sad that over half of the American public DOES NOT GET IT.


44 posted on 01/12/2009 11:13:09 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: 444Flyer

I thought I could handle my emotions when I first visited the ‘wall’ many years ago but I was wrong. I could not keep back the tears.

Now that I am an old vet, I thought maybe now I could handle my emotions. After clicking on the link you provided I am wrong again. I guess it’s something one really never gets over.

I do appreciate your posting of the link.


45 posted on 01/12/2009 11:25:14 AM PST by USAF70 (America is not 'governed' by the President or Congress. America is governed by the U.S.Constitution.)
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To: buckalfa

This Boomer (class of 47’) thinks that Bambi is in for one hell of a rude awakening .


46 posted on 01/12/2009 11:27:39 AM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: 444Flyer
Serious question here. Can you possibly provide "the" definition of "Baby Boomer"?

I always thought it was the generation of babies born after the GI's returned from WWII. I always have thought I was the quintessential "Baby Boomer" - born in 1946 and graduated High School in 1964 when you were born.

If we are of the same generation then we should indeed have great political clout.

47 posted on 01/12/2009 11:29:13 AM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: USAF70
You're welcome. I can't look at that print without tearing up. My Dad sent me the print and it will be framed and hanging on my office wall soon.
48 posted on 01/12/2009 11:33:47 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: Renegade

“Bambi” - that’s the best one I’ve heard yet....


49 posted on 01/12/2009 11:34:57 AM PST by fivecatsandadog ("well-educated, successful and intelligent" is sometimes synonomous with anus.)
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To: 444Flyer
In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era boomers

.. when Obama and the Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) implement their government health care system it will literally be the end of the Boomers, at least a large portion of them.

The system with its "national priorities" as in other government-health care countries could deem curative treatment too expensive given the patient's condition and/or "lifestyle."

The alternative? Palliative care.

The real purpose of the rush for government managed health care? Solve the Social Security / Medicare problem. I bet.

50 posted on 01/12/2009 11:37:54 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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