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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: CyberCowboy777
Howdy, CC - you asked: The real issue is that there is not going to be enough money in SS to cover all the boomers, will the Conservative Boomers vote to increase taxes?

Probably not, because most of us will still be working and paying those taxes. How the libs vote will be another matter. But those on a fixed income are generally reluctant to vote to increase taxes because the juice tends not to be worth the squeeze. Even my Democrat (bless her soul) Mother has figured that one out.

341 posted on 09/15/2004 5:26:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Alkhin
Shut the hell up if you dont think Im worth talking to and go bother someone else. God is tired of you and so am I.

You got it sweetie.

BTW God has very little to do you whats ailin' you. Seek help.

342 posted on 09/15/2004 6:47:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Brad's Gramma

Check #329... what a piece of work.

343 posted on 09/15/2004 7:07:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: winodog
Our culture is going downhill. It will take some doing to turn things around...........

As a matter of fact recent generations are much more decadent then the boomers........

As a matter of fact you are wrong on so many levels.

But don't take my word for, Here is what one boomer we both can respect Rush Limbaugh has to say about it

Also see

It’s Morning After in America

Generation X parents outshine Baby Boomers

And for some more stats see

violent crime rate has declined throughout the 1990's as well as The pregnancy rate for unmarried women has continuously declined through the 1990s and the abortion rate dropped by about 25 percent for both married and unmarried women through the 1990s , The teen Pregnancy Rate Reached a Record Low, More Teenagers are saying no to sex and Drug use by teenagers continues to decline.

344 posted on 09/15/2004 10:29:32 PM PDT by qam1 (McGreevy likes his butts his way, I like mine my way - so NO SMOKING BANS in New Jersey)
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To: valleygal

Good one! :)

345 posted on 09/15/2004 11:10:56 PM PDT by Gal.5:1 (freeping near SF-help!)
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To: qam1

There might be some signs of a "recovery" but when I speak of going downhill I am talking about (for one) MTV and the effect it has had on young kids and the bills that are piling up. Spring break is much wilder then it was in my days. Women flashing and sodomy becoming mainstream, Oral sex has become second base where as it use to be a home run. I believe illegal immigration is having a adverse affect on society. The debt is something that will collapse at some point. We cannot stay like this forever.

I think my main point is things seem to be getting much worse and while you point to a few articles that say the youngest gen might be ready to change things, we might have dug them too large a hole to get out of. It cannot be blamed on the boomer generation. I think most boomers are quite normal and the media has given the 33% of liberal, humanist, decadent loving democrats a free pass to make them appear to be the norm instead of the oppisite.

You say I am wrong on so many levels but our culture is going downhill and has been for some time. Maybe it will turn around and like I said in a earlier post the young people of today have a new powerful weapon that is the internet untill shuts it down if they do.

As for the more decadent part thats easy to see with women flashing becoming more common then not and sodomy becoming mainstream. The stats prove that more and more people are growing up in a single parent home and marriage is becoming a thing of the past. All that a gimme. So I am not wrong on so many levels as you say.I hope and pray things will turn around but I think it will take a spiritual revial and a return to Godly ways.

346 posted on 09/16/2004 7:28:52 AM PDT by winodog (JFK is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways)
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To: qam1
We invented everything from money to music to sex, did we not? invented the demise of the Gold Standard, LUST and NOISE!

347 posted on 09/16/2004 7:35:47 AM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: valleygal

Come on over to NC, vg. Weather's a bit wet (esp when compared w/AZ) but the folks are fine and the forests are lovely. Being a bit of an elf I'm more comfy here than in semi-Medit CA.

I drove through AZ on my way here. Bit stark on the west-side and generally not my cup of tea. Did much like Flagstaff, though. Can take or leave the GC.

348 posted on 09/16/2004 9:12:51 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Having a human friend is no bed of roses)
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To: qam1

Your ping list might be interested in his latest column:

Where the Ignorant and Angry meet

"... The column was referenced on an Internet message board.

If you're ever wondering where all the humorless people are, they are writing on the Internet. Well over a hundred responded. Dozens e-mailed me.

...Seems to me you can argue the column wasn't funny. You can argue it was badly written, or a waste of time. No problem. You can even fail to get the joke.

But why the anger? Why the hostility? Why the hatred?

Ignorant AND angry is no way to go through life, folks."

I hope these idiots didn't claim to represent Freepers.

349 posted on 09/16/2004 9:54:14 AM PDT by mrsmith ("Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice... Hillary Rodham Clinton ")
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To: mrsmith
I hope these idiots didn't claim to represent Freepers.

I don't think so, None of the quotes he list match up with anything said here. Plus I think most of the people on my ping list figured out it was satire. The only harsh words directed at Baby boomers were not directed at the author but at baby boomer posters who didn't find the article funny and thought this article was somehow an attack on them.

Too bad he didn't give the name of the Internet Message Board. I will have to email him a link to this thread

350 posted on 09/16/2004 10:25:48 AM PDT by qam1 (McGreevy likes his butts his way, I like mine my way - so NO SMOKING BANS in New Jersey)
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To: Alkhin

No problem. I thought it was only confusion from a Xer...

351 posted on 09/16/2004 11:09:46 AM PDT by CSM ("Don't be economic girlie men!" - Governator, August 31, 2004, RNC)
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but I *am* an "Xer"

352 posted on 09/16/2004 1:08:15 PM PDT by Alkhin (just another one of my fly-bys...he thinks I need keeping in order.)
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To: Alkhin

Ha, ha, confused ya again. I knew you were, but according to the boomers, we xers have life confused. We owe them our property because they exist.

353 posted on 09/16/2004 2:13:17 PM PDT by CSM ("Don't be economic girlie men!" - Governator, August 31, 2004, RNC)
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To: Billthedrill

I will never become my parents. My parents are highchair tyrants, constantly seeking self actualization, and so bought into secular humanism and moral relativism that all I can do is pray for their souls. I have so much more that matters, and so much more real wisdom than they ever can hope to have. I am not exactly young - I am arguably a "tweener" (but one who played a very direct role in the initial formation of early Gen X cultural trends) and have now lived long enough to evaluate myself Vs my parents coldly, logically and compassionately. The harm done by the Boomers, not to mention certain of the tail end of the Silents, to this country and to Western Civilization, shall take many decades to heal. To be fair, the Boomers are not the villians. They were conned, duped and destroyed by utopian intellectuals, Communists and other vermin, who specifically targetted them for such operations, as a means of undermining Western society. It almost worked.

354 posted on 09/24/2004 9:48:30 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Right makes right!)
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To: Hi Heels
Memo to GenX'ers:


You know what, dear? By the time the government is done sucking me dry for Social Security, Medicare, etc., which I probably will never see, You will have been paid back in spades.

They said the average senior citizen currently on Social Security will spend the equivalent of the money they paid in with in 7 years. In other words, if you retire at 65 and live to be over 72 years old, after your 72nd birthday, you will be a Social Security leach.

355 posted on 09/24/2004 10:24:10 AM PDT by Tamar1973 ("He who is compassionate to the cruel, ends up being cruel to the compassionate." Chazal)
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To: Tamar1973

1. I wrote that 10 days ago and then left the thread.

2. I have retirement.

3. Leech.

356 posted on 09/24/2004 10:25:51 AM PDT by Hi Heels
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