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Thursday, August 15, 2019

It just never ends

We'll never stop hearing them talk about themselves until the last one dies. Satan has got to be dreading the idea of having to listen to them endlessly yammer on and on about themselves for all eternity in Hell.


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  1. I guess I'm slow. I thought the "cover" was a riff (meme) on Ted Kennedy.

    Didn't VW once do an ad that read something like, "If Ted drove a bug, Mary Jo would be alive today?"

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    1. I think it was a Mad Magazine spoof of a VW ad showing a Beetle floating.

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  2. Did time somehow freeze for Boomers? I'm sure something must of happened between 69 and 2019

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  3. Well, since Hell is where you're SUPPOSED to suffer -- Satan will not have to LISTEN to all those boomers; he will block their ability to speak -- or worse; they'll be able to speak but NO ONE will be able to hear "the words comin' out of their moufs"!

    Now THAT will be hell!

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    1. Boomers in Hell: "I have no mouth, and I must tell you that you lack grit."

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  4. Did time somehow freeze for Boomers? I'm sure something must of happened between 69 and 2019
    The Eagles did do a reunion tour.
    In 1994 BCE (Boomer Common Era)

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  5. The Boomers have made me hate the Beatles with a passion. I would have been ambivalent towards them otherwise.

    I hate the 1960s. I hate the music, I hate Woodstock, I hate it all because of the Boomers and their articles like the one linked by Vox. Just so sick of hearing how everything theirs is better than ours.

    What did they put in the friggin water back then to produce that generation?

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  6. I think I spotted E Michael Jones a few cars back in that traffic jam. :-)

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  7. Yeah but they had GRIT! And they went to the mooon....

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    1. Actually, that was the WW2 and the Silent generations.

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  8. Boomers must be why VWs are the most environmentally conscious vehicles in world history.

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  9. Well, in defense of Boomers...

    ...

    ...yeah I got nuthin'.

    Led Zeppelin?

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  10. "The Hoodilydaddle! How dare you-- that was the year they invented fancy pants, and enjoyed 5 cent lollipops at Woodstock, while watching great men walk on the Moon!"

    Gosh, the stupidity makes me nauseated. Great cover, though!

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  11. How dare you try to torture me. We put a man on the hoodly daddle. What have you done Satan!!

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  12. Did time somehow freeze for Boomers? I'm sure something must of happened between 69 and 2019

    Yeah, they Mandela’d The phrase “must have” from existence.

    Sorry. Pet peeve. That, and the use of apostrophes to indicate plurals, rather than possessives.

    Carry on.

    *****

    To the point...Boomers are terrified of death. My boomer FIL just bought a corvette. He had GTOs as a teen, you see, but he always wanted a Vette, the GTO was a substitute. So, after he divorced his wife (my MIL) and got a new girlfriend, he found religion and a job in his girlfriend’s shop, he started really feeling the Boomer oats.

    An hour a month with his grandkids is all he can spare, because he wasted his youth on raising kids, and doesn’t have time for them, anymore. It is his life, but he cannot see that it isn’t ours.

    I met a boomer woman at a workshop dealing with a hobby I have. She wore a pentacle ring on her forefinger and was outspoken about a particular topic of local concern (it boiled down to orange man bad etc.). As we were packing up to leave, a van pulled up in the driveway. A concert was about to start on the lawn, and a group of handicapped people had arrived early. But, oh! They were parking in her space, where she needed to load her stuff. She went into an authoritative mode and dictated to the van driver everything he’d done wrong, and the required actions to set it right (I.e., go over there and wait until I’m done!).

    My parents were too young for Woodstock, but I imagine it was not the peace-love-happiness festival it was made out to be. Was it Joni Mitchell, whom scolded the concert-goers for their destructive actions, and told them they were acting like a bunch of children? Or was it “bunch of tourists”?

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    1. Jerry Garcia got whacked because he was saying bad things about Woodstock.

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    2. Sorry. Pet peeve. That, and the use of apostrophes to indicate plurals, rather than possessives.

      I'm guilty of this when referring to multiple letters (As vs A's).

      Sometimes, though, what seems to be a plural might be a possessive with the noun dropped off (I'm going to the Beale's vs I'm going to the Beale's house).

      When referring to multiple people in the same household, it gets wierd again. Are they plural or are they belonging to the household?

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  13. Yeah but they had GRIT! And they went to the mooon.... Secion 8A

    No they didn't. Have they been claiming that?

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  14. I guess I'm slow. I thought the "cover" was a riff (meme) on Ted Kennedy.

    I'm not sure you're doing yourself justice with "slow". Aside from the fact that there is literally no reference to Ted Kennedy whatsoever, and Kennedy's car was a black four-door Oldsmobile Delmont 88, not a light blue Volkswagen Beetle, what was your first clue?

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  15. The actual cover is pretty much equally self-parody:

    https://store.nytimes.com/products/new-york-times-summer-of-1969

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  16. Damned Boomers, gave us Hart-Celler, took the silver out of US money, invented Ortho Tri-Cyclen, filled US universities with the direct descendants of those who orchestrated the Bolshevik Revolution...

    Boomers were/are, of course, the first generation of Truly Trivial People. I suspect most of them took to Facebook like ticks to a door mouse, given that "social" media are the ultimate toy for TTP.(*)

    Imagine, a generation so spoiled by the absence of existential warfare, living standards levitated by continuous, compound credit inflation, their workplaces cubicle farms and their play increasingly in an electronic fantasyland of artificial simplicity.

    (*) A survey of very old British people apparently revealed that most of them believe no one in the 1940's would have risked anything to fight in a war that led to Modern Britain.

    Will future historians (assuming they'll exist) date the beginning of the Decline phase to the 1960's, the 1910's or the 1860's? Each view certainly has merits. It is certainly true that Boomers captained the ship during the Age of Decline, even as they put everything on a seemingly no-limit MasterCard.

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  17. Gotta admit, I thought the Big Bear just pulled "Hoodilydaddle" out of his ear because it just sounded so odd.

    Dennis Miller did one of his rants about Boomers if I recall. But it wasn't nearly as good as Big Bear's.

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  18. Woodstock man! We changed the world!

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    1. Of course you did, sweetie. Want anymore applesauce?

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  19. How will the POCs treat the Baby Boomers. Now none of you shitpoasters do any taunting of the Baby Boomers about being sodomized in the nursing home till the account passwords and power of attorneys have been signed over to their caring person of color. No true conservative would seek out the weak spot on another human being and exploit it, it is not who we are.

    Imagine the fates of all those childless cat ladies, better to be a baby elephant in Zimbabwe.

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  20. @14
    Richard Holmes wrote:Yeah but they had GRIT! And they went to the mooon.... Secion 8A

    No they didn't. Have they been claiming that?


    I think that's a reference to Big Bear's rant on Boomers, which you should still be able to find on YouTube with a little digging (not his channel obviously - but others who like his work).

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  21. Satan has got to be dreading the idea of having to listen to them endlessly yammer on and on about themselves for all eternity in Hell.

    Burning in hell is the new 85!

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  22. Re: [Boomers] "took the silver out of US money". Roosevelt took the USA off the domestic gold standard and coinage in the 1930s. The silver started leaving coinage in 1964 when this Boomer was age 13. Nixon (a "greatest" Gen.) Took the USA off the international gold standard when I was 19 or 20. Boomers had little to do with the initial debasement of our money values. We are indeed a frivilous and prodigal generation, but you should get your facts straight.

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    1. You had an entire lifetime to undo it except you brainlessly sheepled along and got fat. Stupid boomer. Don't say you didn't know that makes you look worse.

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  23. I disavow. They printed the H-word

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  24. "Tarantino was right about those damn hippies."

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  25. Yeah the Boomers are insufferable.
    If one wants to talk about a year where "everything changed" a better argument can be made for 1989 than 1969.
    There was the moon landing in 1969, but the hippies had nothing to do with it.
    In 1989 there was the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions against Communism.
    There was some big music festival in 1969. Pfft. There were a couple of dance music festivals in the 1980s. in the U.K. Some called it the "new summer of love."

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  26. Soooooooooooooooo tiresome...

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    1. And me with a pain in all the diodes down my left side ...

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  27. ah, Gen X shitpoasting the Boomers.

    AS contentious as the Cat v Prot wars?

    or MORE contentious? vote now.

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  28. We are indeed a frivilous and prodigal generation, but you should get your facts straight.

    I do so enjoy it when one Boomer doesn't realize that the other Boomer is trying to defend their g-g-generation and starts trying to defend their g-g-generation against their own Boomer defenses.

    Just one of the many reasons that "Boomer" is now a synonym for "clueless".

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  29. Hart Cellar was the Greatest Generation's doing. That generation also bequeathed us the Boomers as well as the War on Poverty, so they are triply damned in my Gen X book.
    -Unknownsailor-

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  30. Is the 68 Generation in Europe the same thing as the American Boomers? A good chunk of the 68 Generation in Europe is SJW, but the disdain on this site for the Boomers might indicate they are worse.

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  31. @26, rumpole, it's not just debasing the coinage.

    Boomers went to the moon, too. In '69. In the summer. After Woodstock.

    The nude york slimes said so.

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  32. 26. rumpole5 August 15, 2019 9:00 AM
    Boomers had little to do with the initial debasement of our money values. We are indeed a frivilous and prodigal generation, but you should get your facts straight.



    the 'initial debasement' was the formation of the Federal Reserve in 1913.

    or maybe Lincoln's introduction of unbacked paper / Greenbacks in the Civil War in 1861.

    i'd tell you you should get your facts straight, but i'm feeling merciful towards the elderly and confused today.

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  33. You are all going postal over a stupid gimmick weekend edition concocted to save the failing NYT news by pandering to a still large generation of 70 year olds. I really don't know who is more pathetic. Us who would buy such a thing or you youngsters who would pay attention when you have real lives to live.

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  34. Boomers are a big cohort demographically. Marketers, media and advertisers are going are to keep pitching to them until they die because it is a profitable segment to pitch to. That is the reality. Get used to the seeing a lot of advertisers, media outlets and marketers pitch products and services to seniors.

    Depending on the particular scholar, I am in the Generation X or Baby Boomer generation.

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  35. "Dennis Miller did one of his rants about Boomers if I recall. But it wasn't nearly as good as Big Bear's."

    Carlin's was better. He summed up the Boomer philosophy in a few words: "Gimme that, it's mine!"

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  36. I'll be with us Forever/
    Woodstock stamp

    I was born in '63, so some say I'm a Boomer. But I reject the notion that it goes out to '64.

    But however you define the generation, I hate these people, and always have. The thing that I've always thought of as representative is the, "Don't call me Mr./Mrs. Smith, that's my father/mother." Small compared to many other things, but it just encapsulates so much of what they are, to me. I hated that when I was in my 20s, as a new father. Immature narcissists.

    Boomer is, as Boomer does.

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  37. point of order:
    the cover of the NYT does NOT say that we "went to the Moon" in 1969.

    the assertion is that 1969 is "everything happening" and "everything changing". and you notice that "The Moon" is subsequent to "Stonewall".

    therefore, it is the contention of the New York Times that 1969 is the year that the Moon got Queered.

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  38. Gakoogily moogally...yOURE Just Jealous of their incredible music

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  39. You are all going postal over a stupid gimmick weekend edition concocted to save the failing NYT news by pandering to a still large generation of 70 year olds. I really don't know who is more pathetic. Us who would buy such a thing or you youngsters who would pay attention when you have real lives to live.

    Harrumph, he boomered, boomerly.

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  40. I can't seem to type today. Sorry ya'll.

    It might have been my truly Boomer neighbor with his late-life crisis Mustang and his adopted African grandson who he gets to virtue signal with at the Baptist church.

    Gets me grumbling every time I think about him.

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  41. 40. rumpole5 August 15, 2019 9:17 AM
    You are all going postal


    stop STDs.

    go postal in The Villages.

    https://nypost.com/2009/01/25/retire-to-the-bedroom/

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  42. Looks like a tie-in with the current Tarantino movie.

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  43. The drug induced spell is wearing off. Wisps of thoughts that they had been lied to are creeping in.

    Need to emotionally link them back to the memories of being made free of the binds of the Christian culture. To the memories of free love, free drugs, Tavistock music.

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  44. Funny thing ... that year gave us the Nixon presidency. Had he shown a little more spine WRT rejecting Congress and their SJW agenda, things would be quite different. Nancy Pelosi might be the most hated mayor in Baltmore's history.

    And from the adult part of the Boomers ... death is coming for me at 1 hr/hr, and one day I'll be before His seat to be judged. Eternity will beckon, one way or the other. While I'm here, it's time to raise family and educate or support good men. That's where money and time go.

    I f$%^&^g loathe those grasshoppers trying to be constantly hip and with it. Take them with the priests of Baal.

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  45. Boomers still have a large size influence on business.

    This morning I am going to pitch reverse mortgages to baby boom seniors. In the afternoon, I have an interview with a private lender for realty. Run down boomer properties need to be fixed and sold and that requires capital.

    In 2020, I expect to marry a lady with a 4 year nursing degree who will probably spend a lot of time caring for baby boomer seniors.

    And some of the best and most secure jobs will be in healthcare.

    If you are a business person, boomers are going to be a very profitable segment to cater to.

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  46. @33 Aren't we all.

    For me, the "[---] generation sucks" theme is like watching a meeting of that Socialists group and their "points of personal privilege," a bottomless well of laughter.

    Defending one generation (mine) or another is like a tall man contest between pygmies. Nock got it right in 1936; the masses always suck (regardless of how you divide them.)

    As an aside, one could look at the astonishing growth in debt these past 4 decades as a parallel to the accumulated effects of batshit crazy, stupid political policies since 1963. The effects of the former on creating unsustainable economic activity and the latter on unsustainable social conditions are kind of "dammed up" for now, but when the dam inevitably fails...

    Take heart: no one in America is more dependent on the fulfillment of impossible promises than surviving boomers. How many sit on fat 401(K) brokerage accounts or 6-figure gov't pensions, expecting to golf their way through 30 years of retirement? There is a special hell in this world for those who thought they had it all, who then have "it all" evaporate when they're too old work productively.

    We can all hate on those Boomers who rode this false paradigm all the way to a peaceful death in old age. Truly do they leave the rest of us with their unpaid debts. Doubtless most were shitty parents, too.

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  47. D.C.Sunset,

    Boomers will never age! They will all be like Jack LaLanne, the godfather of modern fitness, and workout until almost their last day on earth. Because they have true grit!

    Invest in juicer and fitness equipment manufacturers!

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  48. “I want to be around all these hippies and talk to them about how they rebelled against the establishment,” Ms. Aries said. “It is a counter to the hate we are seeing from the current administration today. I want to be reminded of the power of love and see if I can take away any lessons.”

    They were rebelling against Trump in 69, okay. Show some respect.

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  49. @56: "If you are a business person, boomers are going to be a very profitable segment to cater to."

    Only if you don't mind wiping boomer asses.

    Kicking them, on the other hand . . .

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  50. Did this cover get banned? I'm offended by the H word.

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  51. 57. dc.sunsets August 15, 2019 9:40 AM
    Truly do they leave the rest of us with their unpaid debts. Doubtless most were shitty parents, too.


    errr, isn't "laving debts for your children to pay" the very definition of "shitty parent"?

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  52. Images of Boomers:

    My older sister's creepy boyfriend and his van with the shag carpeting that smelled...funny.

    Crying hippies being fed sandwiches at Woodstock because Woodstock was the original Fyre Festival.

    Having to change the sheets on my bed because my older sister held a house party when she was supposed to house sitting for our folks.

    Walking on my biology 101 course at college because the TA had started the class with a lecture on how we weren't idealistic enough. I only came back one more time and that was the for the final...Yeah, I four pointed the class.

    Yes, they tore down a lot that was good but at least they built nothing that will last.

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  53. Do boomers really think that tapped out millennials will be paying 60 cents on the dollar to pay for their ge-ge-generations health care and pensions? Um nope, not gonna happen. The next recession is looming and it's gonna be a doozy. The soy filled, gender fluid young westerners will be demanding student loan forgiveness and AOC green new deals. They'll be chopping you up Solyent Green style, you hear me Boomer?

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  54. <What did they put in the friggin water back then to produce that generation?

    Fluoride.....

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  55. I had the misfortune of visiting my boomer father in law while in my hometown. Long story short, Owen's imitation is spot on, and I couldn't bring myself to explain to him how he drove everyone away with his endless drivel about how he was right about everything and everyone else was wrong and how science was going to free humanity from the clutches of evil Christianity just like his idol John Lennon said. Truly insufferable.

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  56. Crying hippies being fed sandwiches at Woodstock because Woodstock was the original Fyre Festival.
    The Fyre festival was so much better though.
    No one looks back on it thinking how amazing it was.
    It was a glorious train wreck.

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  57. Music in 1969: Tammy Wynette marries George Jones and releases "Tammy's Greatest Hits" on Aug 16, 1969. The album becomes the first by a female country singer to sell 1 million copies. George & Tammy become Mr & Mrs. Country Music.

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  58. @58 What a downer for us Boomers, that someone dug out the truth about the "long-lived" populations around the world, how the foundation for most anti-aging products/programs is based on faulty/false record-keeping, and that essentially all those centenarian people aren't.

    You know those robo-calls you're getting, the ones that leave messages "from the IRS," or "from Microsoft" that discuss dire consequences if you don't "Press 1" or call them back? Who do you think FALLS for that?

    Every yin has a yang. By the time the meat of the Boomers dies, there won't be any meat on the carcass. The Medical-Industrial Complex is already asset-stripping them, at least those who didn't sign for Grand-Jr's Comms BA loans.

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  59. Boomer hate never ends. Good.

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  60. I know several boomers who know the healthcare system from inside who are preparing their suicide - with or without assistance.

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  61. Boomer ethics:


    https://i.imgur.com/wxwROBn.jpg

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  62. It's all quite true: we boomers were, for the most part, a spoiled, self-centered, ignorant, and arrogant lot. I credit that to the fact that we were the first post-Christian generation in America.

    For my part, I've tried to take a leaf from the 'Book of Worldly Wisdom', and attempted to avoid the sins and vices of my age.

    And in that spirit, may I commend the words of our Lord, and that you look to the log in your own eyes?

    Otherwise, you are just as bad as the boomers, who bagged on the Silents and the Greatest.

    Otherwise, you are just lice complaining about the mice.

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  63. HOW DARE YOU, VOX!? What have you done GEN X'er?

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  64. Unknown wrote:I think I spotted E Michael Jones a few cars back in that traffic jam. :-)

    Don't worry, the Mexican Catholics are coming to Make America Great Again...

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  65. As a late Boomer (born 1960) I couldn't agree more. No one gives two shits about how we "changed things," especially since it was for the worse.

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  66. 69. dc.sunsets August 15, 2019 9:57 AM
    The Medical-Industrial Complex is already asset-stripping them, at least those who didn't sign for Grand-Jr's Comms BA loans.



    don't forget the Reverse Mortgages.

    Boomers aren't even going to leave real estate to their inheritors. they're going to SPEND ALL THE DOLLARS.

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  67. Many retired boomers and millennials who want student loan forgiveness will discover a principle of Economics 101. There is no free lunch!

    Many boomers will have work until they can no longer work. People used to have to commonly do this before our pampered age.

    Millennials are going to find out that nobody wants to pay off their student debt. And as the country becomes more right-wing, people will not want to indirectly fund academia.

    The gravy train is going to end. The massive USA federal government debt is going to almost guarantee this. Maybe the USA will be able to limp along like Japan, but Japan is a more cohesive society that has respect for elders and expects people to work hard during their lives.

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  68. Boomers must be the only ones left who find the NYT a credible news source and not cheap packing material/fishwrap

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  69. And in that spirit, may I commend the words of our Lord, and that you look to the log in your own eyes?

    Otherwise, you are just as bad as the boomers, who bagged on the Silents and the Greatest.


    Moar churchian masterstrokes, please.

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  70. Question wrote:Depending on the particular scholar, I am in the Generation X or Baby Boomer generation.

    I figure the Boomers as a political generation ended in '58. That's the year the last person to be drafted was born. For Boomers, Vietnam and the draft were life changing, defining issues. For those of us who were born later, both were gone before we started noticing girls.

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  71. Boomers are not real people. The world is a simulation, and everyone older than 60 is a generation cohort of performance artists. It is hippies with drug-induced PTSD screaming about park rangers. Vietnam vets who would dive to the floor if you slammed the door. Middle managers who brag about how torturing lower employees is how they masks his lack of value. Teachers who drag you outside to see the moon, as if you never saw it before, to convince you to golf on it. Distant parents who write books about how they are the best parents ever because they let their kids eat dog poop in the park and didn't judge them for it. Three dozen aging female celebrities who notice they are getting older, realize that nobody has ever aged before, and all develop, market, and sell exercise tapes in a 7 year period, totally independent of each other.

    They are performance artists, and the cost of admission is their grandchildren's future.

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  72. And some of the best and most secure jobs will be in healthcare.

    Current trends indicate that the "best and most secure jobs" in the near minority majority future will be in small unit leadership.

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  73. And in that spirit, may I commend the words of our Lord, and that you look to the log in your own eyes?

    No, you may not. They are not even remotely relevant here. No other generation in history has been as generationally narcissistic and societally destructive as the Boomers. Not one.

    Did you not even read the magazine cover? Did you not realize that the subtitle is real, it is not a parody?

    Jesus himself did not hesitate to condemn a wicked and evil generation. Neither should we.

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  74. Steve Canyon wrote:Boomers must be the only ones left who find the NYT a credible news source and not cheap packing material/fishwrap

    The print is already too small for their eyes, but they will queue for yesterday's NYT because they cannot afford toilet paper.

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  75. "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties" by Jonathan Leaf gives an infinitely more accurate
    description of that mythologized decade than any BS from the nostalgic elderly leftists.

    I was a little kid in Virginia back then and I recall some of the the towering junior high school girls calling the Beatles "a bunch of faggots".

    I remember football and country music being very popular.

    I remember Nixon beating Humphrey and then slaughtering McGovern 4 years later.

    America was much Whiter, brighter, greener, more beautiful, and far more rightwing than it is today.

    Tragically, America was also horribly ignorant and naive about the radical change in immigration policy.

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  76. Bernard Brandt wrote:

    And in that spirit, may I commend the words of our Lord, and that you look to the log in your own eyes?


    Gen X, Gen Y (Mills), and most likely Gen Z are all well aware that we suck. That is the biggest difference with Boomers. Most y'all still think your shit don't stink. There's somehow still this g-g-generation wide belief that you suck less than the rest of us.

    In 2039, you won't be seeing NYT articles about how awesome Motley Crue was along with Day on the Green being some sort of world changing event. There won't be stamps commemorating it, nor will the Trans-Am, with a hipster-douche couple driving it, be featured on every damn magazine's retro issue.

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  77. Boomers seem to be the spear tip of clown world.

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  78. @13 Amy

    Yeah, they Mandela’d The phrase “must have” from existence.

    Sorry. Pet peeve. That, and the use of apostrophes to indicate plurals, rather than possessives.


    "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." -- Prov. 31:10

    Carry on.

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  79. Sympathy for the devil comes to mind.

    “You sir, satan, really don’t much about bonfires do ya? Back in my day we had the best bonfires! At Woodstock we would crush by the campfires...”

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  80. I’ve lived my entire life in their shadow and observed firsthand the absolute devastation wrought during those times. I’m barely old enough to remember the world before them. I especially remember the older relatives now long passed. I remember the eloquently dressed aunts with their white gloves. I remember the meals they could cook and the laughter in the kitchen. I remember the burly uncles and their stories about cars, cabins, hunting, and just about everything else a little boy would find fascinating. I remember. I remember watching that world destroyed before my very eyes. Even as just a little boy I knew my world was changing. And I knew it wasn't changing for the better.

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  81. “or you youngsters who would pay attention when you have real lives to live”

    Boom! Boom! Boom! Boomer! Once younger and wiser than your elders, now older and wiser than your youngers. No.

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  82. If you're a Millennial or Gen-Z, stay out of healthcare. You'll be getting laid off in middle age. Anything that is going to cater to Boomers should be done by Gen-X. Because everything that blows up because of the Boomers is going to heavily contract when they are gone.

    Boomer music is better than Gen-X music. I'd rather listen to the Who than Madonna. Or God help me, Bon Jovi.

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  83. The health care gravy train is drying up. There's not going to be money to pay for everyone shot in Chicago and weekly doctor visits for Boomers. Right now that's all paid for with printed money. We've had 30 years of the ER as the free clinic and that huge bill is coming due soon.

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  84. A big problem with boomers is that they were often bad parents and/or divorced. As a result, the next generations are worse. They are fatter, etc.

    There is going to have to be a time of reckoning for the West to sober up.

    During the Great Depression holiness churches saw an increase. So did Pentecostals. "Fluff type Christianity" often floundered in the Great Depression.

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    1. @ Peter Millen

      The divorce and abortion rates were higher in the 1970s and 1980s than in the 1990s and after.
      Boomers were divorcing and aborting.
      Those selfish acts by Boomers had terrible consequences for others and for society.

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  85. Woodstock was that music festival where they were literally sliding around in shit from overflowing port-a-potties, right? It does explain why hippies are stereotypically smelly

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  86. Couldn't the NYT airbrush a Negro into that VW?

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  87. rumpole5 wrote:Re: [Boomers] ...We are indeed a frivilous and prodigal generation, but you should get your facts straight.

    Never let facts get in the way of a funny hate meme.

    Duke Norfolk wrote:

    ....But I reject the notion that it goes out to '64. ..


    When I got older and became interested in playing rock guitar I would kid my dad, "hey, why didn't you take me to the Monterrey Pop Festival, or Woodstock, or to see the Stones or Beatles"?

    "Because you were 7 years old, I hate them dope smokin' hippies and had to work for a living"

    All them boomer bands, Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, RUSH, Bee-Gees, yeah, they all suck big boomer suck. Especially RUSH.

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  88. Every B-B-B-boomer who decides to pipe up here reminds me of Daffy Duck repeatedly getting his bill shot off.

    You could give them a bowl of Wheaties, a running head start, and the Teachers’ Edition with all the answers and they still step in piles of cluelessness.

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  89. All them boomer bands, [...] Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, RUSH, [...], yeah, they all suck big boomer suck. Especially RUSH.

    A pox on your house.

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  90. Joeplanet wrote:Every B-B-B-boomer who decides to pipe up here reminds me of Daffy Duck repeatedly getting his bill shot off.

    You could give them a bowl of Wheaties, a running head start, and the Teachers’ Edition with all the answers and they still step in piles of cluelessness.


    Every member of Gen(fill in the blank) complaining about

    Boomers!!
    Cucks!!!
    Jews!!!
    (excuse me...)
    (((Jews!!!)
    Neocons!!!

    ....Did I miss anything?

    Anyway, all those complainers remind me of Wily Coyote JUST off the edge of their self-imposed cliff, staring ahead as their entire world falls our from under them.

    Poor poor pitiful you.

    See?? Two (or more) can play at this game.

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  91. I'd rather listen to the Who

    Paging Nate...

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  92. NYT gets it wrong as usual. Only off by 2 centuries though. The summer of 69 was very important... just not the way the Boomers like to believe.

    On this day in 1769 (08/15/1769), Napoleon Bonaparte was born.

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  93. @103
    Thus spoketh The Boomer
    "Anyway, all those complainers remind me of Wily Coyote JUST off the edge of their self-imposed cliff, staring ahead as their entire world falls our from under them."

    You're still sitting in the excavator, stop telling us we did this to ourselves you gaslighting creep.

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  94. Boomers have gone from red diaper babies to pink depends, but their collective output hasn't changed.

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  95. Gen X, Gen Y (Mills), and most likely Gen Z are all well aware that we suck. That is the biggest difference with Boomers. Most y'all still think your shit don't stink. There's somehow still this g-g-generation wide belief that you suck less than the rest of us.

    @89 JAG
    Boomers got to live in a Postchristian culture without suffering the consequences of being Postchristian. Later generations are seeing said consequences pile up by the year.

    See?? Two (or more) can play at this game.

    @103 KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia
    Rejoinders like that only work if they're truthful and accurate. Otherwise, you sound like a little kid going, "You're a poopyhead TOO!!!"

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  96. I was born that year. ***sigh*** The Chinese Zodiac Year of the Narcissist, apparently...

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  97. I was born in 1962.

    When I became a Christian, I threw out all my boomer and rock music albums - Beatles, Led Zepellin, etc.

    "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." - Jesus.

    The church I got saved in may have been formed during the 1970s Jesus Movement. The church had two pastors. One pastor went into perdition due to drunkeness, the other went on to have a successful ministry.

    You can either be flotsam that floats along the current generational stream or you can be a salmon and swim against the stream.

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  98. What is it about Boomers? It's crazy. I don't defend GenX.

    Oh, well. I hear the world is about to burn and I don't want to miss the show.

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  99. Boomeritis is catching, like a level 4 pathogen.

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  100. @97 No one is going to "sober up," least of all the dysfunctional children of self-deluded parents and self-deluded grandparents. [Grade schools now have in-school social workers, psychologists and even padded rooms to deal with the tsunami of emotionally-crippled kids extant. None of this existed even 15 years ago, this is how bad it has become, so quickly.]

    No one can point to a situation where any group of people, as a result of sober reflection, changed their ways as long-delayed consequences finally landed on them like a crashing commercial jet. Human reality simply doesn't work that way.

    The future is a product of the present and the past. Laughably, people still claim that, "he who controls the present controls what's known about the past, and thus controls the future," even though everyone also agrees that, "what we know about the past is that people learn nothing from it." As the future rolls into the present, it is thus always a surprise, from which people draw irreconcilably conflicting "lessons" in hindsight.

    A comparison of a century chart of total credit market debt to asset prices (stocks, real estate, etc.) informs any thinking person that the last 40-60 years are a massive outlier, a Twilight Zone Paradigm where Reality's Laws appeared to be temporarily suspended. This mirrors our other Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness of Crowds.

    We know a major paradigm shift will come. We don't know when. We don't really have much idea what will be the ground-level effects. What a wonderful time for blogs to exist, so people can engage in endless conjecture about the unknown-unknowns that await us.

    All the trains on all the tracks converge on the same point, and all steam at maximum speed.

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  101. I always thought of Woodstock as a cautionary tale - like, this is how stupid **** gets when you have no morals.

    Also, I always thought of the hair and dress of the 60s and 70s as a cautionary tale - like this is how stupid **** gets when you have no morals.

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  102. I'm guilty of this when referring to multiple letters (As vs A's).

    I think that's actually allowed, since it's a symbol and might be confused with, say, the chemical symbol for arsenic.

    Sometimes, though, what seems to be a plural might be a possessive with the noun dropped off (I'm going to the Beale's vs I'm going to the Beale's house).

    When referring to multiple people in the same household, it gets wierd again. Are they plural or are they belonging to the household?


    I'd do it "I'm going to the Beales' [house]" (plural possessive), but I see people screw this up all the time for some reason, even though they know how to use plural possessives otherwise. A bare plural ("I'm going to the Beales") works fine, but the SINGULAR possessive ("I'm going to the Beale's") grates. After all, if it's a singular possessive, it should refer to a singular entity.

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  103. "Did I miss anything?"

    The rooster paddling the dog on the ass with the fence board. Foghorn and the Boomer.

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  104. According to this chart of the various characteristics of generations http://www.napavalley.edu/people/jhall/Documents/Generational%20Chart.pdf I am a GenX because I was born in 1962.

    As you can see by the characteristics of the various generations, Generation X is the best generation hands down!

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  105. What did they put in the friggin water back then to produce that generation?

    Their parents grew up during the Depression and were determined to make sure their kids didn't suffer like that. Thanks to the post-war boom, they were able to keep that promise too well.

    I was born that summer, so I can only imagine what life was like before that. Gas so cheap that Dad could pile the family into the two-ton station wagon and go for a drive just for kicks. Or maybe go to the beach, where you'd see nothing but other white people. Jobs where you could ask for a raise because your stay-at-home wife was expecting with your fourth kid, and your boss could consider it without fearing a discrimination suit. Schools where the other kids looked like you and your mothers took turns bringing homemade snacks for special occasions. Nearly all your classmates had two parents who had only been married to each other. One (at most) TV in the house that the family watched together, which ran fairly wholesome stuff, especially during family hours. Families eating together, mostly home-cooked meals made of real ingredients, and meat and dairy were considered health foods.

    It wasn't perfect, of course, and someone determined to be depressed could point out the exceptions and gray linings in all those things. But it was pretty damn good. And they called it squaresville and trashed it as soon as they could.

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  107. @123 gotta love one another right now. (Sildenafil is undoubtedly popular in Assisted Living facilities.)

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  108. @116 D.C.Sunsets,

    I agree that groups of people often don't change until the pain of bad decisions come to fruition. My post reflected this.

    At the same time, true Christian revivals which comes with repentance do change people's characters.

    Dramatic effects of the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905 on criminality and ill-behavior: https://www.conservapedia.com/Religion_and_crime_reduction#Dramatic_effects_of_the_Welsh_Revival_of_1904-1905_on_criminality_and_ill-behavior

    Pyongyang Revival and crime reduction: https://www.conservapedia.com/Religion_and_crime_reduction#Pyongyang_Revival_and_crime_reduction

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  109. Grew up an omega and gradually transformed myself to delta.

    I was NEVER impressed with my my my generation. My my my generation seemed obsessed with pissing off our parents. Anything that did was deemed good.

    I find anti-boomer rants amusing.

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  110. 63. Cataline Sergius

    Yes, they tore down a lot that was good but at least they built nothing that will last.

    Well said

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  111. “or you youngsters who would pay attention when you have real lives to live”

    That's rich. You stole our real lives and constantly demand our attention.

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  112. @116 D.C.Sunsets,

    An addendum:

    Many credit John Wesley's open air preaching with causing England to avoid having a bloody revolution like France did - namely the French Revolution. So groups of people can change before consequences occur, but admittedly this is certainly not the norm.

    See How the Methodist Movement Prevented a British Revolution: http://www.apricotpie.com/lucy-anne/how-methodist-movement-prevented-british-revolution

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  113. @120

    I'm an older Gen X too, born in 65. Detested the leftover late 60s, early 70s crap in the culture (fortunately in Deep South exposure was mostly only through TV). In HS and college under Reagan. Have always hated the attempts to resurrect that periods ugliness in fashion.

    Particularly hate it when my just turned 21 son, early Gen Z, calls me a Boomer when I annoy him (which he realizes so I get it more as a result of course).

    Fortunately he and almost all his friends are very anti-millennial and un-PC.

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  114. Dear fellow Boomers,
    If your natural reaction to the complaints of "these children that you spit on as they try to change their world" is mockery, gloating or defense of the stupid excesses of our generation, anything really more than "I'm sorry", you are the Boomer they are talking about. And you deserve it.

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  115. Peter Millen wrote:If you are a business person, boomers are going to be a very profitable segment to cater to.

    When you see weakness it is the time to conquer, not cater. From the sounds of your business, reverse mortgaging boomers, you are on your way to your own personal pillage. Why would anyone gently carry the Boomer out from this world when they have treated everyone else with such mercenary coldness? Let them hire third world mercenaries as well in their dotage.

    KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia wrote:Poor poor pitiful you.

    That's the thing, Boomers like you have never had a shred of pity for anyone but yourself. Millions sacrificed to create the world of prosperity you enjoyed behind you and millions enslaved to keep that prosperity chugging along in front of you and your only reaction is to be offended at them.

    And while there's always infighting everyone is generally agreed that boomers are the problem generation that ruined america. The few living greatest gen know it, X knows it, Millennial know it and zoomers know it.

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  116. Boomercon a dope who believes his version of the cargo cult is more powerful than the trillions of dollars spent on propaganda, then wonders why no one listens to him especially Trump who should deliver Boomtopia on a platter to said Boomercon.

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  117. "...and enjoyed 5 cent lollipops at Woodstock, while watching great men walk on the Moon!"

    Woodstock was a fake. They filmed the whole thing on a sound stage in the Nevada desert. That's why they had to kill Jimi Hendricks, he was going to spill the beans.

    The problem with Boomer music isn't that it all sucks, it's partly that they like the worst of it (e.g. The Who, Beatles songs written by Lennon), but it's mostly that - like everything else about their generation - they played the same songs way, way, way too much.

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  118. Satan has got to be dreading the idea of having to listen to them endlessly yammer on and on about themselves for all eternity in Hell.

    Hey, it will distract his attention from the Millennials -- I assume that is a good thing.

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  119. Talking about their g-g-generation.

    The thing is that the late 60's actually had a good economy, and the boomers chose to piss all over it. Yes, the Vietnam War was a fraud from the get-go and they were right to oppose it. However, there is a big difference between opposing a war (just like those who opposed our entry into the European war in 1914 and 1939) and carrying on like they did in the late 60's and early 70's.

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  120. I never liked VW beetles either.

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  121. The problem with Boomer music isn't that it all sucks, it's partly that they like the worst of it (e.g. The Who, Beatles songs written by Lennon), but it's mostly that - like everything else about their generation - they played the same songs way, way, way too much.

    It all sucked. I switched to Country music in '63 before Country was cool.

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  122. @103: Poor poor pitiful you.

    Typical Boomer attitude, and mere projection. Boomers are the first to expect sympathy, while the last to give it.

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  123. At least for me, Boomerhate is justified by the fact they broke the transmission of culture and knowledge. Their parents taught them, they didn't teach their kids.

    Those of us who came after them, their children and grandchildren, are living with the consequences of their failure to transmit and perpetuate that they were gifted. The ruination and collapse, the invasions, the conflicts to come? Thanks, Boomers.

    I can't forgive them for what they've done to church service as well. Boomer Mass is -aggressively- anti-formal. They seem to have a pathological hate for hierarchy and ceremony. Why couldn't they be happy being called Mr. Smith? Why must it be 'call me Johnny, Mr. Smith was my father'?

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  124. More from the NYT,

    To the Editor:

    My next-door neighbor, Laszlo, was invited to the Woodstock festival. His date said it was a concert. Being from Hungary, he dressed to go to a “concert.”

    To this day, I cannot figure out why, with all the photos of Woodstock around, there is no photo of a man in a suit at Woodstock.

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  125. urthshu wrote:Come on people now

    Pee in your Pampers


    Well, that depends. Never lived a pampered life.

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  126. "Please allow me to introduce myself
    I'm a man of wealth and taste."

    I'd rather listen to Psykosonik
    Than any of that Boomer waste.

    "The Stones, man!" The ultimate Boomer band. And yes, Keith Richards will outlive all of them, and us.

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  127. Sometimes people just need to beat a dead horse.

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  128. @135 I will to be out of the reverse mortgage business within about 2 weeks. I found something more profitable.

    Reverse mortgages have their place in society - both pros and cons. They are like guns. They can be useful or harmful.

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  129. All of us hold in our hands the technology to:

    1) access virtually all known human knowledge in an instant;
    2) experience centuries of art, music, and literature; and
    3) communicate immediately with virtually anyone on the planet, anytime and anywhere.

    This is power that kings and heads of state couldn't command at any price, only 30 years ago.

    And what do the generations of the West do with it?

    Take selfies, post "likes" on Facebook, and play Candy Crush.

    Let it all burn to the ground.

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  130. pyrrhus wrote:<What did they put in the friggin water back then to produce that generation?

    Fluoride.....



    And it is still there. Why hasn't GenX fixed this yet?

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  131. @135,

    I plan on working very hard in businesses that provides value to my clients and then moving out of the United States to a culture where there is less generational conflict, no SJWS and very friendly people. And I plan on buying gold.

    The Vox Day plan on how to make the best of your golden years!!!

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  132. Vox is the Dark Lord of trolling.

    And some of the best and most secure jobs will be in healthcare.

    After that it will be in funeral homes and grave digging. Now, don't say we are not going to leave with anything.

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  134. I hate the 1960s. I hate the music, I hate Woodstock, I hate it all because of the Boomers and their articles like the one linked by Vox. Just so sick of hearing how everything theirs is better than ours.

    They were boasting all of their shit was better even when it was new, as the rebelled against (dishonoring) their parents and grandparents. A truly insufferable generation whose entire ethos is the foundation of today's clown world. "90 is the new 40!" as Stairway to Heaven drones on endlessly. They squandered it all - for what? Sailer had an interesting point about the whole naming of generations not long ago. This was the creation of (((Madison Aveune))) and the Boomers were the first to be named - and to buy into the "shit is gold" spiel from the hats all the way. Their parents' generation - the so-called "Greatest Generation" - had no name until the 90s (when they were passing from the scene). Other names were coined between the 70s and the 2000's. Boomers were the first generation raised on the Jujubox and they believe every damned lie which comes from it to this day. Their greatest value would be to serve as a warning to all future generations: This is what you become when you embrace lies and live by them.

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  135. This subject is always good for a few hundred comments.

    You're doing good kid.

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  136. @152,

    I know someone who became a millionaire in 3.5 years selling final expense insurance and putting together a team of people to sell final expense insurance.

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  137. dc.sunsets wrote:

    I guess I'm slow. I thought the "cover" was a riff (meme) on Ted Kennedy.

    Didn't VW once do an ad that read something like, "If Ted drove a bug, Mary Jo would be alive today?"


    It was actually a parody ad, see here.

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  138. JAG wrote:The Boomers have made me hate the Beatles with a passion. I would have been ambivalent towards them otherwise.

    I hate the 1960s. I hate the music, I hate Woodstock, I hate it all because of the Boomers and their articles like the one linked by Vox. Just so sick of hearing how everything theirs is better than ours.

    What did they put in the friggin water back then to produce that generation?


    Forget the WOODSTOCK hype and focus on the fairly decent music coming from the West Coast/LA and MOTOWN, at that time, few iof any of whose artists were within a 1,000 miles of Woodstock!

    "I get Around", "California Girls", "Sugarpie Honeybunch", My Girl" those are my anthems, not the drug-induced navel-gazing tunes of the Beatles Invasion and San Francisco hippydom.

    Problem was, the wealthy "Greatest Generation" allowed their brats to run spoiled-wild! In my very middle class world, my dad (WWII vet and GI BILL-educated) always told me, "You want it? EARN IT!"

    So, I worked my way through 8 years of college and law school and hate my fellow Boomers accordingly.

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  139. The Clintons are the very epitome of Boomerdom, with Jorge W. Busheron tagging along in a retarded dope-fog. Trump not as bad but still suffers from many Boomer delusions. Beelzebubba, Busheron and Trump all born in 1946. Peak boomer year.

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  140. My boomer parents were too square and responsible to be actual boomers. Thank God.

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  141. I can't forgive them for what they've done to church service as well. Boomer Mass is -aggressively- anti-formal. They seem to have a pathological hate for hierarchy and ceremony. Why couldn't they be happy being called Mr. Smith? Why must it be 'call me Johnny, Mr. Smith was my father'?

    @143 Whitecloak
    In any mainstream Catholic parish, if any younger Catholics (including priests) want to re-introduce pre-Vatican II (i.e., actual Catholic) forms of worship, it's invariably Boomers who threaten to walk out if they do. Boomers love love love Vatican II and can't get enough of it.

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  142. The most loathsome "Catholic" archbishop in the U.S., Blase Cupich, recently made a "cadinal" (of course) by the fake pope? Yup, born in 1949. Boomer.

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  143. Boomers were primarily shaped by the Vietnam War and also being the first generation that realized their government was a bunch of lying fuck tards. While I can understand the Boomer hate, I think if we look at them (technically I’m a Boomer-born 1961), through the lens of the Vietnam War, we can understand why they turned out so f@&¥ed up.

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  144. Boomers were/are, of course, the first generation of Truly Trivial People. I suspect most of them took to Facebook like ticks to a door mouse, given that "social" media are the ultimate toy for TTP.(*)



    When I deleted my FB account, some eternal boomers I know complained about it. They said, to paraphrase, how are you going to change anything if you are not online?

    Fucking boomers. Every time.

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  146. Bernard Brandt wrote:you are just lice complaining about the mice

    They're mice, and we're lice.

    They can't help help themselves. The Boomer Superiority Complex is indefeasible.

    They went to the Hoodilydaddle.

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  147. It's all quite true: we boomers were, for the most part, a spoiled, self-centered, ignorant, and arrogant lot. I credit that to the fact that we were the first post-Christian generation in America.

    This is indeed the root of the problem. They chose to believe lies from the likes of the (((New York Times))) over the truths parents and grandparents tried to pass along to them. Heed the warning.

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  148. Jack Amok wrote:The problem with Boomer music isn't that it all sucks, it's partly that they like the worst of it (e.g. The Who, Beatles songs written by Lennon), but it's mostly that - like everything else about their generation - they played the same songs way, way, way too much.

    And called it the greatest music ever.

    But any way you slice it, the music Boomers grew up with is objectively better than the music I grew up with (born in the summer of love). Like anyone else my age, I fondly remember 80s music, but I am not foolish enough to think it's the greatest music ever or that it is even good.

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  149. jeffinjapan wrote:Boomers were primarily shaped by the Vietnam War and also being the first generation that realized their government was a bunch of lying fuck tards.

    Started with the JFK Assassination, not Viet Nam!

    Anybody who had the slightest exposure to firearms understood the Warren Commission's total reliance on the "Magic Bullet" theory (WC Exh. 399) was absolute f*cking bullsh*t! Viet Nam was just all downhill and downstream from there!

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  150. "Dear fellow Boomers,
    If your natural reaction to the complaints of "these children that you spit on as they try to change their world" is mockery, gloating or defense of the stupid excesses of our generation, anything really more than "I'm sorry", you are the Boomer they are talking about. And you deserve it."


    Hmmm. Well said.

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  151. @161 VFM 7634

    Born in 65 I still remember the communion rail and patens until I was maybe first or second grade, but the Latin mass was already gone, and the priest turned around at the altar. I do remember my parents still had some of the old bound missals with the facing pages in Latin and English always found that cool. I still remember thru the 70s having some of relatively young Irish priests... and actually having 3 or 4 priests in the rectory. Had one priest in the late 70s with the gift of music pushed to have the pipe organ refurbished and kicked the guitars out of the main masses. Nothing like that old school music. When he played that organ he "made a joyful noise" and let it rip -- he had the theory that playing softer meant the people sang softer or were more self conscious, and damn if he wasn't right. Play loud, and not too slow, and the people sang loud. "For all the saints" as a proud muscular *anthem*, not funeral home background music. I really missed that, but it does seem like there is the barest beginning of a revival.
    My 21 yo son is appreciating the older ways, and has gone to a Latin Mass or two --the Catholic HS actually finally dusted off Latin after 20+ years of neglect and he had 4 years.
    A year ago we went to wifes cousin's son's ordination at the cathedral. That experience was the closest I have had to those childhood experiences in church in decades. I was frustrated -- why aren't the normal parishes more like that?

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  152. VD notes:
    Did you not even read the magazine cover? Did you not realize that the subtitle is real, it is not a parody?

    That's the thing I find kind of astonishing in a way. Even after all of this (clown-world, Epstein, etc.) there are still boomers buying the absolute shit being sold by the New Duranty Times?? Just like they bought it back in 1969? Yes MPAI, but this totally idiotic?? Sad but true.

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  153. @163,

    You wrote concerning the boomers, "You had an entire lifetime to undo it except you brainlessly sheepled along and got fat. Stupid boomer."Don't say you didn't know that makes you look worse."

    Actually, the millennials thanks to the public school system being more converged than it was during the boomer growing up years, are more sheeple than the boomers. They very much embrace the homosexual agenda, global warming, etc.

    In addition, the farther you go out from the baby boomer generation in terms of years, the more problems there are with child obesity, obesity, etc. And now the world is facing globesity.

    I know McDonald's, BK and KFC were all American boomer creations, and have gone worldwide and they are making the world fatter. But processed foods are making people fat too and those came out as early as 1910-1950 (see: Processed Foods History:
    1910s to 1950s ://modernpioneermom.com/2012/07/05/processed-foods-history-1910s-to-1950s/ )

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  154. @163,

    But the pendulum is beginning to swing and more young people are rejecting the homosexual lifestyle now, see: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/24/lgbtq-acceptance-millennials-decline-glaad-survey/1503758001/ .

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  155. Peter Millen wrote:Actually, the millennials thanks to the public school system...

    Who fucking raised the Millennial generation? They did not spring fully-formed adults from the forehead of some Promethean. The older generation complaining about the bad character, laziness and obesity of the children they raised... THAT's peak Boomer.

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  156. It's getting pretty easy to see which of the younger generation have fallen for the false song of boomer optimism. It is a pale imitation though. They've acquired the knowledge second- or third-hand. Never experience anything.

    Which one could argue was the problem with the Boomers - enjoyed unprecedented prosperity and bought into the ideas around Cultural Marxism.

    So phantoms teaching phantoms

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  157. They very much embrace the homosexual agenda, global warming, etc.
    Why whenever there's a Boomer hate thread, there's always this finger pointing towards millennials?
    Did we as an entire generation wreck your Chevelle? Or salt your beloved lawn?

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  158. Does anyone have the official list of what are considered "Boomer bands?" That way we can know which bands we are supposed to hate. Asking for a friend.

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  159. I worked with the late Aaron Russo on a film when he was still in the business. When I showed up for my first day of work properly dressed and respectful, he greeted me in a dirty T-shirt and said: "Call me Aaron, Mr. Russo is my father." He actually said it.

    The movie was "Rude Awakening," about two hippies who black out in the '60s only to wake up (?) in the Reagan Administration. One was played by "Cheech" of Cheech and Chong pothead fame.

    Russo also made "Trading Places" with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. That one demonstrated that blacks and whites are interchangeable- all you need, besides love, is to tweak the environment.

    He later cut his hair, bought a suit, and made a documentary called "America: Freedom to Fascism." Basically he was bitching that he owed more than two million dollars to the IRS. https://infogalactic.com/info/America:_Freedom_to_Fascism

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  160. @179
    Ransom Smith wrote: They very much embrace the homosexual agenda, global warming, etc.

    Why whenever there's a Boomer hate thread, there's always this finger pointing towards millennials?

    Did we as an entire generation wreck your Chevelle? Or salt your beloved lawn?


    Because NOTHING could ever be a Boomer's fault. Why didn't you raise your Boomer parents better, you loser Millennials?

    Peak Boomer indeed.

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  161. @128 Peter Millen I prefer Albert J. Nock's view of such things, expressed in his 1936 essay (widely available) "Isaiah's Job." I also concur with the basic premise of AA, that people caught in vice (self-harming actions undertaken because they're superficially pleasurable) have to hit bottom, stop rationalizing and accept that they're the villain in the pageant of their life's tragic opera.

    That's exceedingly rare on a collective basis, possibly Unicorn rare.

    @157 Gen Kong, here and I thought I was the Spergy one. ;D

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  162. @117, Snidely,

    If you scroll up, you will see that I previously said the boomers were poor parents and had high rates of divorce.

    I was born in 1962 and scholars disagree on whether or not someone born that year was a GenX or boomer.

    Regardless, if you like history like I do, you never have to be a prisoner of your generation's foibles and can have perspective. And being a Christian, I have ready access to timeless wisdom. God is eternal and belongs to no generation!

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  163. Why do Hate Boomer threads always end up as "I hate my parents" and other assorted kinds of "working ones issues out in public?"

    My Millennial kids must be the exception to some kind of rule.

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  164. @183,

    Look at the stats for AA. There are better ways to get sober. And AA stresses a "higher power". God is powerful, but He is not a power. God is a being. Electrical lines may be a higher power, but God certainly isn't.

    Regarding, one of the keys to self-discipline and mental toughness is having a growth mindset and rejecting a learned helplessness model. But human beings certainly are easily drawn to sin and sin is very powerful. And Jesus said, "Apart from me, you can do nothing". After all is said and done, with God and gumption people can learn through instruction and don't have to hit rock bottom.

    For example, the Bible says about Saul: "Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord's followers." Clearly, an anger management problem in terms of one of his vices! But then, the Apostle Paul preached that the greatest of all gifts was love. Paul didn't have to hit bottom to make a dramatic change. It was the power of God.

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  165. @185 not sure if parodying the parody that is Boomer

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  166. For Americans, every generation from the Greatest Generation of WWII is one more step down the slippery slope of wickedness.

    Boomers are evil, but millennials are even more evil!

    Christian revival or another Great Depression is going to be the cause of people sobering up.

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  167. Slen wrote:Does anyone have the official list of what are considered "Boomer bands?"

    I'll start it.

    The Eagles.

    Throughout my childhood, radio played "Hotel California" ten times a day. As kids, we joked that we would pulverize the radio with a baseball bat the next time we heard it. That was 40 years ago. On many stations IT IS STILL IN ROTATION.

    What does this signify, if not a morbid calcification of the culture? They like their "tunes"- they are the greatest tunes in all of history- because they are the greatest generation ever- so you will keep hearing "they stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast" for another couple decades.

    At least the Greatest Generation knew when to quit. Try to imagine hearing "Mairzy Doats" on the radio every day through, say, the 1980s. You can't. It's inconceivable. Yet here we are.

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  168. Why do Hate Boomer threads always end up as "I hate my parents" and other assorted kinds of "working ones issues out in public?"

    They don't. You're just another lying Boomer desperately trying to defend your g-g-generation.

    Everyone hates Boomers now. So much so that it's actually become an insult. Enjoy the fruit of your collective actions.

    Hey, you wanted to change the world. And you did. So you have that going for you.

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  169. Why whenever there's a Boomer hate thread, there's always this finger pointing towards millennials?

    Because they're always trying to blame someone else. The fact that the younger generations despise them sears them like fire. They genuinely believed that we all thought they were cool and totally not like their square parents, for whom they had contempt.

    The fact that we actually preferred their parents to them is the deepest cut of all.

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  170. Peter Millen wrote:Look at the stats for AA. There are better ways to get sober.

    12 step programs should be avoided at all costs. I once worked on site at a drug treatment facility. It ain't pretty.

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  171. I was born in 1962 and scholars disagree on whether or not someone born that year was a GenX or boomer.

    You are a boomer. Boomers go to credentialized experts for simple questions that can be solved with the naked eye. Boomers also have a phobia of being assessed as boomer. I'm so sorry, your social disease is terminal.

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  172. Boomers are evil, but millennials are even more evil!

    Don't tempt me. It hurts me more than it hurts you.

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  173. “’You want it? EARN IT!’ So, I worked my way through 8 years of college and law school”

    Might as well throw in Surfing Safari, and then there is Surfing Safari, followed by Surfing Safari, and a mild sprinkling of Surfing Safari. You see, that Boomer stuff is the really great Boomer stuff, enduring and timeless. Along with pulling yourself up by your bootstraps to work through college without debt (last part assumed). Through law school too, like totally necessary for all those gnarly 80s lawsuits that paved the way for the gay cakes. And Motown, man we’re all feelin’ some soul for our bruthus and sistas from that, not like those crackers. Burn it all.

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  174. Since seeing this post I have been racking my brain, trying to recall music festivals that happened 25 years ago. Of course they happened, but why would any even be worth mentioning to the younger generations? Why should they care? The only thing I can really remember from 1994 with regards to music festivals was the non-stop talk about Woodstock... on the high school news network with Anderson Cooper.

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  175. How dare you Vox. How double dog dare you. You're talking about the generation that went to a studio and filmed the moon landing.

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  176. @17

    "Damned Boomers, gave us Hart-Celler, took the silver out of US money, invented Ortho Tri-Cyclen, filled US universities with the direct descendants of those who orchestrated the Bolshevik Revolution..."

    You've ALWAYS had the numbers -- why haven't you corrected even ONE of those things?

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  177. @195,

    Actually, I avoid doctors whenever I can. And doctors are the creme de la creme of credentialed experts. I had two conditions in the past that doctors could not heal, but I found my own cures.

    And I have no phobia of being called a boomer. I am in sales. I can take rejection all day long without flinching once.

    "Men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; If they be laid in the balances, they are together lighter than vanity." - Psalm 62:9

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