FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE – PART ONE

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Posted on 29th September 2012 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Where life had no value, death, sometimes, had its price. That is why the bounty killers appeared. - For a Few Dollars More

 

“Tell me, isn’t a sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal and, above all, honest?” - Man with No Name – For a Few Dollars More

Whenever I get an idea for an article I plan to keep it short and sweet. But it never seems to work out that way. Once I start typing, the articles tend to grow exponentially. It happened again with my attempt to make sense of how the United States of America managed to screw our finances up so badly, that an epic collapse is within view to people with their eyes open to facts and the truth. You don’t end up in the predicament we find ourselves in today due to a couple minor mistakes over a short time frame. It took thousands of horrible choices, colossal doses of delusion, a heaping of stupidity, and a mountain of denial over decades to put us on the brink of economic collapse. An unholy amalgamation of demographics, fiat currency, debt, taxes, power and greed have led us to this point. Next we experience collapse, revolution and ultimately, retribution.

Since I’ve identified four major rationales for our impending doom, I’ve decided to write a four part series that can be read in small doses, rather than one enormous article. I don’t want anyone to miss tonight’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, get distracted from the Royal Wedding preparations, or skip the best reality TV show ever – Ben Bernanke’s press conference, while reading an 8,000 word article about the end of America. The four part series will have a Clint Eastwood theme. For a Few Dollars More will address the Baby Boomer impact on America’s decline. A Fistful of Dollars will examine how the creation of the Federal Reserve and the income tax in 1913 set us on a path to ruin. Outlaw Josey Wales will scrutinize the looting of America by a small group of powerful, connected, super rich men lurking in the shadows, but pulling the strings on our puppet politicians. Lastly, Unforgiven  will detail the impending collapse of our economic system and the retribution that will be handed out to the guilty.

Over the last few weeks there seems to be consensus among many financial bloggers, whose credibility is far more trustworthy than the corporate mainstream media, that the country is teetering on the verge of economic collapse due to the complete capture of the government, financial, regulatory, and media by a small group of oligarchs. They have also been described as the super rich, plutarchs, ruling elite, and scum sucking leeches. The bloggers that I have the utmost respect for, including Jesse, Charles Hugh Smith, Mike Shedlock, Yves Smith and Gonzalo Lira have all come to the logical conclusion the horrific economic situation of the country is a direct result of the greed, corruption, fraud, and plundering by a powerful connected group of rich financiers operating without fear of being brought to justice by the authorities.

While pondering the ruminations of these dedicated truth tellers, I was reminded of the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western For a Few Dollars More. The quotes above are representative of living in the USA today. There are supposed to be courageous, loyal and honest sheriffs that protect the citizens from crime, corruption and evil doers. But, just as we saw in the Old West of Clint Eastwood movies, the sheriffs are always corrupt and bought off by the evil cattle barons. In a world where life has no value and you can’t rely on law enforcement to protect your interests, the citizens eventually will need to turn to bounty hunters to take care of the bad guys. The bounty hunters of truth reside on the internet. They reside at Zero Hedge, Jesse’s Café Americain, Of Two Minds, Mish, Chris Martenson, and dozens of other anarchist websites. When you can’t trust your government, your bankers, your church, your media, or mega-corporate CEOs, you need to seek the truth where it can be found. The insightful bloggers who courageously print the truth on a daily basis have unanimously concluded that a small band of powerful elite have accumulated undue influence and control over this country, having brought it to the verge of economic collapse. How did this happen? Who is responsible? Why were they permitted to gain this power?

Boomers Come of Age

“If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.” – Howard Zinn

Whenever I direct any blame for our economic woes towards the Baby Boom generation they react as expected. They blame the GI Generation for creating the welfare state. They declare that Generation X and the Millenials are just as greedy and self centered as the Boomers. Boomers are great at blaming, ridiculing and acting pompously, while taking no responsibility for their actions and more importantly their inaction. This generation cannot avoid their responsibility for the state of affairs. They like to take credit for their stand against the Vietnam War and their protests against the man during the 1960s. They don’t like to take credit for turning into materialistic, greedy, selfish, short-term focused bastards. When a generation of 76 million people decides to go in a particular direction, the country will go in that direction. While blaming FDR and the GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy for creating the unfunded Social Security and Medicare liabilities, the Boomers have been voting since the mid-1960s and have been in control of corporate America and the levers of government since the early 1980s.

The U.S. Congress is dominated by Baby Boomers today and has been dominated by this generation since the 1990s. The Senate has 60 Boomers out of 100, while the House of Representatives has 254 Boomers out of 435 members. Boomers occupied the White House from 1992 through 2008. They have had the political power and control of the agenda for two decades and have failed miserably. Rather than do what was best for the country for the long-term, they took the expedient, easy, vote getting route. Promise more than you could ever deliver and let future generations worry about the consequences. Not one true noble statesman has arisen from this generation of myopic, self centered “Me Generation” political hacks. Even as the country nears the precipice, they continue to address the great issues of the day with talking points supplied by other Baby Boomer PR maggots from Park Avenue. These weasels care not for the country, but worry only about poll numbers and the next election cycle. An apathetic public, dominated by the Baby Boom generation, has the attention span of a gnat. As long as they can make the lease payment on their Escalade, use one of their 15 credit cards at the Mall, be entertained by 600 cable TV stations, play with the latest iSomething, live in their McMansion for two years without making a mortgage payment and consume massive quantities of fast food, then any thoughts of future generations or civic duty are unnecessary. Live for today has been the rallying cry for the Boomer generation. Pot was their drug during the 1960s. Debt has been their drug since 1980.

The drug (debt) dealer for the Baby Boom generation has been the Wall Street mega-banks, coincidentally, run by Boomers. The entire corrupt financial industry is being run by Boomers. The CEOs, CFOs, and the thousands of Harvard MBA VPs that created the fraudulent derivative scheme to bilk billions from clueless municipalities, pension funds and American taxpayers are all Boomers. It is no coincidence that the great debt delusion began in the early 1980’s. Jim Kunstler captured the essence of Boomer transformation:

“The Baby Boomers came back from the land, clipped their pony tails, discovered venture capital, real estate investment trusts, securitization of “consumer” debt, and the Hamptons. Greed was good.”

The Boomer CEO hall of scam has been built on the brilliance and financial acumen of Lloyd (god’s work) Blankfein, Charlie (keep dancing) Prince, Jamie (friend of Obama) Dimon, and the king of the Boomers, Hank (the system is sound) Paulson. These mainstays of crony capitalism led the Boomer charge of greed, greed and more greed. The Baby Boomer generation has been the proverbial pig in a python working its way through the decades as presented below. By 1985, Boomers had entered the work force in full force with the entire generation between the ages of 25 and 42. It will be a great day when the python craps this pig of a generation out the other end.

It is not a coincidence the National Debt growth has far outstripped GDP growth since 1980. Boomers had been spoiled their whole lives and felt they deserved the goodies today while passing the bill to future generations. They voted for politicians who promised them more benefits, more programs, more subsidies, more tax breaks, more military adventures, and more pleasure. And this was “paid for” with more debt. Thirty five years of government debt declining as a percentage of GDP was reversed over the next thirty years starting in 1980, pushing it past the 90% tipping point in the last year. The country is over-indebted to the tune of $9 trillion on a current basis and $100 trillion on a long term accrual basis.

There is no better picture of Boomer decadence and myopia than an historical view of the national savings rate. The parents of the Boomers understood the meaning of sacrifice and investing in the future of the country. During World War II they bought US War Bonds to support the cause. From 1950 through 1985, the savings rate consistently ranged between 7% and 12%. Americans had this odd notion that if you saved more than you spent, you actually got ahead in life. Excess savings were used to invest in new plants and equipment that were used to produce goods and employ more Americans. By 1985, the Boomers considered these notions as quaint and old fashioned. The savings rate methodically declined until it went negative in 2006, just prior to the worldwide financial conflagration. Our inspirational Boomer president George (Mission Accomplished) Bush while waging two wars of choice, asked for the ultimate sacrifice from the Boomers. He solemnly urged them to buy a GM SUV with $0 down and 0% interest for 7 years, so we could defeat the terrorists. The Boomers who ran GMAC were more than happy to make loans to people with no income so they could “purchase” a $40,000 ostentatious gas guzzling hog. They were doing their patriotic duty for the good of the nation. It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.

The Boomers not only heeded George’s call, but they did him proud by buying 8,000 sq ft McMansions with $0 down and negative amortization ARMs. Luckily, the executives at the mortgage origination sweatshops were Boomers. They found no good reason to verify income or assets before loaning someone $600,000, because they knew their fellow Boomers at the rating agencies would rate the bundles of these toxic shit loans as AAA so the Boomers on Wall Street could sell them to greater fools. GMAC’s exemplary subprime mortgage arm – Ditech, did a bang up job getting migrant Mexican workers into $450,000 homes in California’s inland empire. As the tsunami of bad debt swept toward shore, delusional Boomers across the land borrowed $500 billion against the inflated value of their McMansions and installed granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, home theatres, elegant patios, Olympic sized pools, and with the excess home equity, leased a BMW or two. The first devastating tsunami wave hit in 2008 and wiped out billions in faux Boomer wealth. Instead of learning a brutal lesson and reverting back to saving and frugality, the “never say sacrifice” Boomers ventured out to where the waves had subsided looking for more trinkets and treasures.

Tsunami Warning by Mobile Phone

The next tsunami wave is on its way. The delusional Boomers will be surprised again.

The Boomer persona has been formed over the last five decades and the country will deal with the consequences for decades to come. The clean cut Beaver Cleaver children of the 1950s turned into the pot smoking Dobie Gillis of the 1960’s, then into the slimy Gordon Gekkos of the 1980s and ultimately into the eternal wealth seeking Gollums of today.

 

  

This Boomer debt orgy over the last thirty years would have made Caligula blush. Of course, none of this could have happened without the Creature from Jekyll Island. I will address this aspect of our fate in Fistful of Dollars – Part Two.

Now for the righteous indignation from the Boomers that think I have unfairly lumped them all together as one. Their reactions are predictable. Even though they have had the means, the power and the time to reverse the course of USS Titanic, they plowed full steam ahead into the abyss. The GI Generation is dead. Generation X doesn’t hold the reins of power. The Boomer generation needs to look in the mirror to recognize who is to blame.  I’m sure there are a few good Boomers out there somewhere, but as a generation they have failed this country and our unborn generations miserably.

345 Comments
  1. Expat says:

    I remain an optimist. One day things will get better. One day man will exterminate himself and remove a blot on the face of the universe. Life likely will continue on this planet and myriad others in the universe.

    26th April 2011 at 12:53 pm

  2. Pirate Jo says:

    I was thinking this morning about the raiding of the entitlement trust fund. If that had not happened, we would eventually have had to raise the retirement age anyway, because we live longer, but big deal. We would still have a safety net program that was essentially solvent. But that generation looked at the big pile of money sitting there and said, ‘Look at all this free shit! We can spend this money on ourselves and stick the next generation with the tab!’

    So you have to wonder, what happens to them when they are old and infirm, incapable of working, and the younger generations they have happily screwed ARE finally in power?

    I’ll run for president in another ten years and my campaign slogan will be ‘Pull the Plug!’ I am counting on your votes.

    26th April 2011 at 1:22 pm

  3. buchjoe says:

    Great work, I look forward to the next installments.

    One little fix though before it gets picked up by other sites – Dobie Gillis was the clean cut nice guy. Bob Denver played Maynard G. Krebs, his beatnick buddy.

    26th April 2011 at 1:37 pm

  4. StuckInNJ says:

    “Lastly, Unforgiven will detail the impending collapse of our economic system and the retribution that will be handed out to the guilty.” — Admin

    I’m looking forward to “Unforgiven” … a LOT! Please don’t focus to much on the “impending collapse” part. We TBP readers “get it”.

    Please focus heavily on the “retribution” part. The guilty must die. I want to help them.

    Civil unrest is fast becoming the only solution.

    26th April 2011 at 1:38 pm

  5. Pirate Jo says:

    Stuck, don’t you ever wonder sometimes why people like Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Larry Summers, etc. haven’t wound up dead? I am honestly surprised that a sniper vigilante perched inside an office building somewhere hasn’t taken them out. I wonder what kind of security detail they must have. Hell, we’ve had presidents who took bullets. How have these Wall Street scumsuckers managed to stay alive so long?

    26th April 2011 at 1:45 pm

  6. Michael M Thomas says:

    In 1993, when I was still writing a col for the NY Observer, Random House commissioned me to write a short book about what I thought was going on in the country. The book came to be titled The Overclass, a title that says it all: my premise was that the USA was in the process of being undermined by an oligarchic takeover. What I did not foresee was the extent of Washington corruption, and the prospect of a G.W.Bush. Oh yes – the book was never published. The reasons why not have never been explained to me.
    This is a remarkable piece. I’m forwarding it to my six children, aged 54-24.

    26th April 2011 at 1:47 pm

  7. Administrator says:

    Stuck

    Do you remember the final scene between William Munny and Little Bill?

    “I don’t deserve this…to die like this.” – Little Bill

    “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.” – Munny

    26th April 2011 at 1:52 pm

  8. Reverse Engineer says:

    I have a great idea for a Video Game, “Bankster Hit Man”. You get to cruise around Wall Street Heavily Armed with AR-15, Glock, RPGs, Battle Axe, Chainsaw, etc and take out as many Banksters as you can. Your goal is to get to the Top Office of Goldman Sacks the Tax Payer and take out Lloyd Blankfein. He’s worth 1000 Points.

    This game is a Million seller Day 1 on Amazon, GUARANTEED.

    RE

    26th April 2011 at 2:09 pm

  9. bigargon says:

    I’ve got another economic apocalypse video game … “Doomsteader” you defend you doomstead against hoards of gangs, starving citizens, government elements striving to restore control. it could be a FPS/RPG style like fallout 3.

    26th April 2011 at 2:16 pm

  10. Thinker says:

    Good piece, Jim. Looking forward to the others.

    The only thing I would add to this one is that Boomers plan to continue working, even if it means their children, the Millennials, have fewer opportunities. Every Boomer I’ve talked to says that they “can’t afford to retire” and they plan to keep going… what they really mean is that they can’t afford to continue lavish lifestyles without a high-paying job because they haven’t saved enough. They still want their vacation trips to Hawaii or Bali. They want new cars every couple of years. They want designer clothing and bags that cost thousands of dollars. They want to eat out every night.

    It truly is amazing, when you think of the personal focus and greed of this generation. Yes, there are good Boomers, but the generation as a whole is a far cry from the institution-reforming, peace-loving (supposedly), youth that they used to be.

    26th April 2011 at 2:44 pm

  11. Administrator says:

    The Boomers on Zero Hedge are outraged by my article. I love the smell of Boomer indignation and denial in the morning. It smells like failure.

    26th April 2011 at 2:56 pm

  12. Kill Bill says:

    The U.S. Congress is dominated by Baby Boomers today and has been dominated by this generation since the 1990s -JQ

    Congress has been dominated by the same two parties for far longer yet neither accept responsibility for anything while acting like a spoiled child dividing its parents to get their way.

    I dont find that pointing fingers at baby boomers, Xers, or Millenies, Baggers, Pwogs etc etc helpful at all.

    26th April 2011 at 2:59 pm

  13. Kill Bill says:

    The challenges you face both in shaping a budget for the coming year and in designing a longer-run strategy for fiscal policy have been brought into sharp focus by the budget projections that have been released in the past month and a half. Both the Bush Administration and the Congressional Budget Office project growing on-budget surpluses under current policy over the next decade. -Alan Greenspan Mar. 2001

    The sharp increase in prospective long-term rates of return on high-tech investments would not have emerged as it did in the early 1990s, and the associated surge in stock prices would surely have been largely absent. The accompanying wealth effect, so evidently critical to the growth of economic activity since the mid-1990s, would never have materialized. -Alan Greenspan Mar. 2001

    Greenspan, myopic visionary that he was, thinks boomers, who inundate all things government, apparently, are just great for inventing incomprehensible high tech innovative instruments surging stock prices and creating bubbles that should not be tinkered with.

    26th April 2011 at 3:15 pm

  14. Cliff says:

    The photo to the right of Beaver Cleaver is Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver) not Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman).

    I am a late boomer / early gen xer (1961), and I grew up as a latchkey kid, didn’t get to go to woodstock and voluntarily joined the Army in 1979. Didn’t get a decent shot at a career (cut short after the banksters got the bailout), or the million dollar house or the Gordon Gekko lifestyle. Stayed politically active as a Libertarian activist and candidate since 1989. So much for all that fun you think we all had.

    Otherwise, great article.

    26th April 2011 at 3:17 pm

  15. Thinker says:

    Cliff, if you were born in 1961, you’re Gen X. The last birth year for Boomers, according to Strauss & Howe, was 1960. Many of us would call people born in the cusp years (1958-1962), “Jonesers” because they’re likely to express the traits of either or both generations (i.e., be idealistic, pragmatic, etc).

    Sounds like you had a typical X upbringing, so you probably act and think more like an Xer than anything.

    26th April 2011 at 3:26 pm

  16. Pirate Jo says:

    “what they really mean is that they can’t afford to continue lavish lifestyles without a high-paying job because they haven’t saved enough”

    Actually, this doesn’t bother me so much. If they want to keep a lavish lifestyle going and are willing to work for it, let ‘em keep going. The ones that irritate me are the ones who are perfectly healthy and capable of working but quit their jobs and get on entitlements anyway, because they want to grab all they can while they can. They always say, ‘But I was forced to pay into it my whole life!’ to which I reply, ‘You can’t use that as an excuse, because you robbed the trust fund. You took as much out of savings as you put in each month, because you wanted the government to spend that money on other things for you. Now there is none left, and you expect someone ELSE’s taxes to pay for your benefits.’ It really gripes them to be told they are getting welfare/entitlements, even though because of their own policies, that is exactly what it has become.

    That’s why I’m so annoyed by the proposed solutions (like Paul Ryan’s) that proudly announce they will only screw those aged 55 and under. Um … what? I realize what a mess it is, and I accept that my generation (and Gen Y) are going to have to help clean it up, even though we didn’t cause it, because it is what it is, so suck it up. But to remove the entire burden from the very generations that caused it? WTF!

    26th April 2011 at 3:32 pm

  17. Administrator says:

    Cliff was saved from Boomerhood by the skin of his teeth.

    26th April 2011 at 3:46 pm

  18. flash says:

    Yawn , more generational bullshit blame heaped upon the boomers. Those damn boomers made everyone stupid , complacent and easily corrupted. DAMN THEM!
    And I’m almost positive that it was a boomer who lured Eve into taking that first bite of sin.

    In God’s eye there are no strikes against man according to generation. We’re all answerable for our individuals actions and will judged accordingly .Sagittarius , Scorpios , Boomers and X’ers alike.

    Humanity by nature is easily corrupted .Evil has nothing to do with generation and everthing to do with the fall of man.

    26th April 2011 at 3:50 pm

  19. Administrator says:

    flash the Boomer in denial. Common Boomer trait.

    26th April 2011 at 3:57 pm

  20. Centerfield says:

    “Cliff was saved from Boomerhood by the skin of his teeth.”

    x2. I was born in ’62 and have never fully identified myself as a boomer. While I respect what our forefathers did during WWII to liberate the world from impending doom and tyranny, what they did after the fact is where things got really sideways.

    26th April 2011 at 4:02 pm

  21. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    flash the Boomer in denial. Common Boomer trait.

    I’m only slightly older than you.But if you want to spin the boomer bullshit then by all means look in the mirror because according to David Foot your the source of the shitstain that is central planning as well.

    ne Canadian author, economist and demographer David Foot, defines Generation X as those born between 1961 and 1966 in his book Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift.[20] Those born between the periods of 1947-1966 were the Baby Boomers, where in Canada they were the largest boom of the industrialized world (relative to population).[21] This large boom complicated the job market for the upcoming generation, Generation X.[22]

    However, it is also common in Canada to represent this generation using the date ranges 1961-1981 or 1965-1981.[23][24]

    26th April 2011 at 4:14 pm

  22. Reverse Engineer says:

    So how come the economies of Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are all collapsing also? Is it because their voters were Baby Boomers too?

    RE

    26th April 2011 at 4:15 pm

  23. flash says:

    “There is no better picture of Boomer decadence and myopia than an historical view of the national savings rate.”
    Sure considering real wages have remained stagnant since 1973 and commodity and assets prices have risen while the dollar has been systematically debases it’s of little wonder that the savings rates declined.
    Or could be that the boomers have smaller brains than any prior generation. There were studies, you know. The Nazi’s called it Craniometry Yeah,that’s the ticket.

    26th April 2011 at 4:18 pm

  24. Colma Rising says:

    From The Who’s “My Generation”, with my response in caps:

    People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

    WE DON’T “TRY” TO PUT YOU DOWN, WE DO… AND YOUR GENERATION MAKES IT EASY

    Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

    YOU TALKED OF CHANGING THE WORLD AND MARCHED WITH RED FLAGS AND BANNERS AND ALL YOU HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT IS A NASTY SYPHILLIS RASH AND HERPES THAT WON’T QUIT. YEAH. YOU SURE GET AROUND.

    Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

    C-C-COLD IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. YOU’VE SPENT YOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN DRY AND YOU’LL STILL BITCH WHEN YOUR HEAT IS CUT OFF AND WE REFUSE TO PAY YOUR EXHORBINANT SOCIAL BENEFITS AND PENSIONS. YOU’LL BE COLD AS ICE.

    I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

    WE HOPED YOU WOULD DIE TOO, BUT YOU HAVEN’T YET. PLEASE, PLEASE DIE YOU’RE TOO OLD ALREADY.

    There… shall I go on?

    BBES

    26th April 2011 at 4:20 pm

  25. flash says:

    Centerfield says:
    While I respect what our forefathers did during WWII to liberate the world from impending doom and tyranny,

    The biggest pile of bullshit ever spewed was the run up to get the US involved in the shit eating mongreloid Brits quest for empire.

    Have an educational opportunity

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    a thug is a thug and so goes for despots.
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    26th April 2011 at 4:25 pm

  26. Colma Rising says:

    Admin: I’ve noticed that your audience here is half boomstainers… you’ve got balls, kahonies, for pointing out the obvious…

    If the Boomstainers on ZH have their depends in a not, well I say fuck ‘em…

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    (Baby Boomers Laughing to the bank after relatively early retirements and a stack of benefits succeding generations won’t see)

    Yay.

    26th April 2011 at 4:25 pm

  27. flash says:

    Colma Rising says:
    WE HOPED YOU WOULD DIE TOO, BUT YOU HAVEN’T YET. PLEASE, PLEASE DIE YOU’RE TOO OLD ALREADY.

    Can you be anymore of a punk?

    26th April 2011 at 4:26 pm

  28. Muck About says:

    Good hit, JQ..

    Where my generation failed (Silently) was not marching on Washington DC and lynching Tricky Dick Nixon when he slammed the gold window for international settlements.

    Look at a chart of the Fed debt and GDP and you will note that it essentially balanced from the Post WWII area to 1973 when Tricky Dick mashed foreign fingers trying to suck gold out of the Fed for debts due.

    From that time until this day, debt and spending levels and volatility have increased relentlessly to where we are now. It is not a coincidence that this happened this way. Remove the engine governor (i.e. gold) and the engine starts running away.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/USDebt.png/514px-USDebt.png

    Again, great piece, Jim.. Looking forward to the next installment. You might offer bandages and anti-biotics to Boomer readers.

    MA

    26th April 2011 at 4:29 pm

  29. Colma Rising says:

    Flash:

    I try…

    -BoogerEater

    26th April 2011 at 4:31 pm

  30. flash says:

    @ Colma ,
    My 75 year ol uncle who served in 101 Airborne during WWII and as a Ranger in Korea being only one of the two in his company to survive the war had a major problem with the noise his 20 something next thought of as music and continuously asked him to turn it down,
    Needless to say things escalated and the punk decided he needed to go next door to open up a can of whoop-ass on the old man. The next thing the punk remember he is waking up in ICU with a tube shoved down his throat and a bedpan shoved under his dripping ass.
    Moral of this story is a young man will fight you , but an old man will kill you.

    Think about that the next time you inanely blather on about putting the old folks to sleep.

    26th April 2011 at 4:33 pm

  31. Colma Rising says:

    Flash:

    I’m not down with that nazi euthanasia shit one bit… make no mistake.

    And make no mistake, I firmly believe that to underestimate ANY opponent is not only foolish, but deadly. But let’s review your post, Gray Bush:

    Flash said “My 75 year ol uncle who served in 101 Airborne during WWII and as a Ranger in Korea being only one of the two in his company to survive the war had a major problem with the noise his 20 something next thought of as music and continuously asked him to turn it down,”

    By the age, it sounds like a “Greatest Generation” or a “Silent” soundly beat the ass of another uppity boomer. Good. Your uncle should’ve beat some more of you coddled Boomstain brats while he was at it…

    BBES

    26th April 2011 at 4:44 pm

  32. Administrator says:

    186 comments and still rolling on ZH. I’ve been provoking the Boomer dickheads. They are in a tizzy.

    26th April 2011 at 4:45 pm

  33. Administrator says:

    flash

    I think you’re right. Boomers brains must be pea sized based on the decisions they’ve made in the last three decades. Great point.

    26th April 2011 at 4:46 pm

  34. Colma Rising says:

    colma -By the age, it sounds like a “Greatest Generation” or a “Silent” soundly beat the ass of another uppity boomer.
    Try again shitstain.
    My uncle joined the war effort when he was sixteen.-lied about his age-he was in combat by seventeen.
    He recently died of a heart attack whilst parachuting from a prefectly good plane. He was a hard-ass fer shure, but there was not damn thing great about him….just your regualr run of the mill asshole.

    26th April 2011 at 4:51 pm

  35. flash says:

    I’ll take the credit
    Colma Rising says:

    colma -By the age, it sounds like a “Greatest Generation” or a “Silent” soundly beat the ass of another uppity boomer.
    Try again shitstain.
    My uncle joined the war effort when he was sixteen.-lied about his age-he was in combat by seventeen.
    He recently died of a heart attack whilst parachuting from a prefectly good plane. He was a hard-ass fer shure, but there was not damn thing great about him….just your regualr run of the mill asshole.

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    26th April 2011 at 4:52 pm

  36. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    flash

    I think you’re right. Boomers brains must be pea sized based on the decisions they’ve made in the last three decades. Great point.

    Is that just American boomers or boomers worldwide?

    26th April 2011 at 4:53 pm

  37. Colma Rising says:

    Hey! That wasn’t me last post it must’ve been El Flasho…

    Hey… anybody with the guts to strangle a nazi with his bare hands is a Great Asshole in my book.

    26th April 2011 at 4:56 pm

  38. Administrator says:

    flash

    I’m only familiar with the pea sized brains of American Boomers. Are you referring to Japanese Boomers and German Boomers? They seem to have normal sized brains that told them to save their money and invest in their own economy.

    26th April 2011 at 4:57 pm

  39. ragman says:

    Admin And other youngsters: just keep working and “contributing” to my Social Security fund. After 41yrs and my own “contributions” of $250k, I’m going to start a life of leisure in August. No trips to the South Seas, no Escalades, no McMansion. Just a nice little cabin in the mountains of NC. Not all of us “Boomer Dickheads” fit your mold.

    26th April 2011 at 4:59 pm

  40. Administrator says:

    Muck

    Part two will rip into bankers and political hacks.

    26th April 2011 at 4:59 pm

  41. Administrator says:

    RE

    I don’t know. Maybe you could do some research on the demographics of Iceland, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Spain and put it in a daily rant.

    26th April 2011 at 5:02 pm

  42. Colma Rising says:

    Admin: I loved this post. Fucking awesome. I’m showing it to all my Millenial friends… they love your anti-boomer works.

    I’m going to post all through class tonight on this one…

    Flash: You remind me of my Dad and Uncles when I go off on an anti-boomer rant….

    26th April 2011 at 5:02 pm

  43. Administrator says:

    ragman

    I guess you were one of the good ones. There were a couple out of the 76 million.

    26th April 2011 at 5:04 pm

  44. XER says:

    I went to town on the Vampire Generation on Big Jim Kunstler’s blog back in the mid two thousands. Cluster Fat Fuck Nation is what they turned America into. I am living in Colombia currently, and just this morning I met a boomer that is here to meet 20 something Colombianas. This is a generation of self centered users. I was born in 1961, first year of Gen X. I know these fuckers real good. I thought I was one of them, but it never seemed right. I always knew I was different,
    after reading “Generations” by S&H, I was liberated. They peg X starting in 1961, and they were dead right.

    These fuck asses deserve no mercy. They are the worst generation in the history of man. The deserted their own children, and treated them like dogs. There are some good ones, like Big Jim, but most of them greedy filth. Sorry, got to go, I think Dancing With The Stars is on, not!

    26th April 2011 at 5:13 pm

  45. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    flash

    I’m only familiar with the pea sized brains of American Boomers. Are you referring to Japanese Boomers and German Boomers? They seem to have normal sized brains that told them to save their money and invest in their own economy.

    Apparently then generational theory only applies to the citizenry of these United States .

    26th April 2011 at 5:24 pm

  46. Reverse Engineer says:

    “Are you referring to Japanese Boomers and German Boomers? They seem to have normal sized brains that told them to save their money and invest in their own economy.”-Admin

    Hello. The entire Eurozone is about to collapse, the German savers are invested in Greek Bonds and the Nips are eating Glow in the Dark Sushi. You are holding these people up as “smarter”? WTF?

    REI

    26th April 2011 at 5:35 pm

  47. flash says:

    XER says:

    These fuck asses deserve no mercy

    LOL…mercy from a dick licking gender confused punk?
    Who asked?

    26th April 2011 at 5:40 pm

  48. flash says:

    @, XER -

    So considering myself a boomer -those born between the periods of 1947-1966 – and having shouldered the burned of spying for the retirement of the so caled “Greatest and “silent generation” it now becomes apparent that the coddled little shitz of the X generation can’t cut the mustard in paying ofr our retirement which leave us , the boomers with no other choice but to eat our offspring.

    Anybody have the recipe to Jeffrey Dahmer ‘s special sauce? Heads up on the Xers.The best way to trap one is in the wee hours on weekend mornings while they’re returning fron m “da club” and still in a a self -induced intoxicated stupor .Also worth noting is they frequent the Socials Security and Welfare office most weekdays from 3 to 4 because most don’t awaken before noon and then they need to watch the Cartoon Network for at least an hour just to get motivated to go outside,.
    Due to inactivity which leads to low muscle mass Xers’ are an excellent source of alternative protein for those looking for an easy meal and much cheaper than beef.
    Happy hunting , Boomers

    26th April 2011 at 6:15 pm

  49. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    26th April 2011 at 6:22 pm

  50. flash says:

    @RE,

    LOL…Somehow I knew theta was coming;

    26th April 2011 at 6:25 pm

  51. flash says:

    There is truth and bullshit. Learn which is which .Evil existed long before boomers where born.

    The Truth About Churchill, Truman, FDR, Wilson and Trotsky
    The problem with the history we are taught in schools is that it is taught by instructors with an interventionist bent using history books based on interventionist theories. It is hard to sift through the nonsense to create a clear picture, since in many cases key facts are distorted or omitted.

    Being the curious type, I have imagined that, if I were a billionaire, one thing I would do is find someone who was very intelligent, could write well, and understood the importance of liberty and say to this person, “Look, you have 10 years, 20 years, whatever it takes, study the 20th Century for me then write a report about what the world wars were about and what the leaders were really like. Tell me who the real bastards were and how the world got into these wars.”

    I no longer dream of the day I will be able to put such a person under my employ to find the truth. The report has been written. Great Wars & Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal, the collected writings of Ralph Raico, provides all the important details of the 20th Century world wars. It details how the wars came about, and reveals the truth about the ruthless leaders that are responsible for millions upon millions of deaths.

    Forget whatever else you are reading, this is the book you need to read now. It is informed, intelligent writing with wit. Most important, it reveals the truth about the 20th century great wars, by a man who understands liberty.

    In the foreward, Robert Higgs tells us that Raico attended Ludwig von Mises’s famous seminar at New York University and also completed his dissertation at the University of Chicago under F.A. Hayek. He was also a friend of Murray Rothbard’s. Enough said for credentials on understanding the value of liberty. You will see that understanding clearly shine through in this book.

    In this book Raico covers it all, including much detail on how the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand led to World War One. Raico details the wicked role that Winston Churchill played in the expansion of the war. You won’t for a minute think of Churchill as a hero after reading this book. Raico shows that Churchill had a sick love for war. “It began early,” writes Raico. “As a child he had a huge collection of toy soldiers, 1500 of them, and he played with them for years after most boys turn to other things…He loved war as few modern men ever have- he even loved ‘the bangs’ as he called them…”

    You will learn that most of those, from all sides in the wars, were nothing but madmen seeking power. And Raico does not protect so-called great U.S leaders. For example, to provide us, for a taste of the power-crazed Truman, Raico takes us to the post-World War ll period and informs us that, “In May 1946. Truman decided that the proper response to the strike of railroad workers was to draft the strikers into the Army.” The House actually approved his proposal in a bill that passed 306 to 13, but the bill was rejected by the Senate.

    The evil power hungry ways of FDR, Stalin, Wilson and Trotsky are all in Raico’s report. Remarkably. it is all done in 235 pages, but read the 235 pages and you will understand the real history of the wars.

    If your knowledge about the world wars of the 20th century is limited by what you learned in high school and college, this book will stun you. It puts the history of the entire period in perspective. It helps you understand the power mad leaders that are required to get the world in to war. In short, this book is a great weapon against war.
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    26th April 2011 at 6:35 pm

  52. Dave says:

    Jim says: “Boomers are great at blaming, ridiculing and acting pompously, while taking no responsibility for their actions and more importantly their inaction.”

    I didn’t think Obama was old enough to be a boomer!

    26th April 2011 at 6:46 pm

  53. Dave says:

    Colma Rising says:

    Admin: I’ve noticed that your audience here is half boomstainers… you’ve got balls, kahonies, for pointing out the obvious…

    That’s ca jones accoring to Ed Schultz!

    26th April 2011 at 6:57 pm

  54. Administrator says:

    I find it constantly amusing to see RE get apopletic about my generational based articles because they don’t fit into his pigman ideology. Rather than think about another view, he instinctively lashes out. But, he is a Boomer, so that is to be expected. Boomers cling to their ideology against all facts to the contrary.

    RE = Perfect Example of a Delusional Boomer

    26th April 2011 at 7:18 pm

  55. Administrator says:

    RE & flash acting like hysterical old woman defending their generation. What a pitiful display. Sad. So very sad.

    26th April 2011 at 7:20 pm

  56. Administrator says:

    flash resorting to his cut and paste bullshit in a desperate effort to convince everyone that the Baby Boom generation wasn’t the most clueless bunch of dumbasses in the history of the planet.

    RE resorts to pictures since he has no facts to refute my article.

    Boomers at their best.

    26th April 2011 at 7:23 pm

  57. Administrator says:

    Dave

    Are you watching MSNBC now?

    26th April 2011 at 7:25 pm

  58. ragman says:

    Admin: you, Sir, you are one of the good ones too. I look around and say to myself “self, WTF happened”? I grew up in the 50s and 60s and this country was on top of the world. We had everything, and everything going for us. Now we beg the Chinese to buy our debt and please don’t stop sending us shit we really don’t need. However, we can never give up. I know you won’t give up, nor will the other folks on this forum.

    26th April 2011 at 7:25 pm

  59. llpoh says:

    Gotta say, since the first few comments on this article, the rest are mostly steaming piles of shit. For fuck sake, knock off the bullshit. Jim went to a lot of trouble to write this.

    I,as a boomer, do not take too much exception the generalization Admin makes.

    One of my biggest concerns at the moment is how readily the newly elected congressmen seem to be abandoning their election platforms of debt elimination under the pressure that is being exerted from both sides of politics. That these people can abandon their campaign promises at the first hurdle gives me no faith that the system can ever be fixed. There is simply not the moral fiber in the boomer, or any generation, to fix the issues. Men and women of honor seem to have vanished from the public and private arenas, and we will be unable to recover without them.

    26th April 2011 at 7:30 pm

  60. drbill says:

    The root of all of our monetary problems lies in granting bankers special privileges. The most important privilege was the ability to print money and then not being held liable for abusing that privilege. By not being held liable I mean when, in the old days, the right to redeem paper for specie was temporarily suspended to “protect the country” when all that was really being protected was the banks.

    Once this happened it was only matter of time before the monetary system collapsed. This has happened numerous times in the past and, until bankers are thought of in lower terms than ambulance chasing lawyers, it will continue to happen.

    I wrote this after reading your first paragraph. Now I guess I’ll go and read the rest…

    26th April 2011 at 7:35 pm

  61. ragman says:

    llpoh: ultimately, there will be no recovery. We have no leaders.

    26th April 2011 at 7:38 pm

  62. Colma Rising says:

    Pirate Jo 2020

    26th April 2011 at 7:41 pm

  63. XER says:

    “In the 1991 book Generations, William Strauss and Neil Howe call this generation the “13th Generation” and define the birth years as 1961 to 1981.”

    Case closed.

    26th April 2011 at 7:58 pm

  64. Administrator says:

    drbill

    Part 2 will address the bankers.

    26th April 2011 at 7:58 pm

  65. Colma Rising says:

    Xer:

    Don’t heed the thumbs down… just a bunch of crotchity old boomer farts. You have a thumbs up from me.

    Llpoh: I hope you weren’t calling my “My Generation” post a pile of doo…

    I thought it was clever.

    Of course, llpoh is fully exempt from the BBES mantra.

    Also, llpoh is dead on about our “new crop” in Congress… they folded like Spinks when Tyson was just warming up. What a bunch of poontangs.

    26th April 2011 at 8:11 pm

  66. llpoh says:

    Colma – you got a pass for even knowing who The Who are. The Flash/RE shit doeth stinketh, however, and needs to be buried in the sandpit.

    26th April 2011 at 8:16 pm

  67. Reverse Engineer says:

    “RE resorts to pictures since he has no facts to refute my article. “-Admin

    Where pray tell did I endeavor to refute your article? I don’t have any issue with the thesis that Boomers are Idiots. The point I am making is that its not just USA Clowns, you have Clowns in Europe and Jokers in Japan. Not only that, but prior to the Boomers, we had clowns and jokers that got us into WWII, and still earlier ones that got us into the Great Depression, ones before that who gave Da Fed control over the money supply, and still earlier ones than that who got us involved in the Civil War. Boomers aren’t especially dumb people either by location or by the era of their birth. Idiots exist everywhere on Earth at all times, this message board is clear evidence of that fact. LOL.

    Boomers are Idiots because the vast majority of people walking the planet at any given time are Idiots. The whole idea here is just Captain Obvious. Tell me something I DON’T know. Of course most Boomers are idiots. Most PEOPLE are Idiots. Boomers are just a subset of the larger population of Global Idiots.

    RE

    26th April 2011 at 8:17 pm

  68. Colma Rising says:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYl-PKy_AncXpIyJJRG3GKrqeeQ_RJPa1Fn37IZXgfDcoufC5K

    (Flash and RE ponder what to say to defend their generation)

    26th April 2011 at 8:18 pm

  69. Colma Rising says:

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    (Flash has a lesson for that punk boogereater Colma)

    26th April 2011 at 8:23 pm

  70. Reverse Engineer says:

    Thank God the Younger Generation has their shit together. They’ll save us.

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    RE

    26th April 2011 at 8:29 pm

  71. XER says:

    The boomers act like all the guests residing in San Quentin when asked about their conviction. “Oh, no sir, I am innocent. ” Few if any of them will ever admit that they wrecked and ripped off this nation. They act like they built this country and made it great. They are for the most part a delusional ilk.

    I would say that their worst trait is that have no problem with lying and cheating. There was a time in this nation when a person’s word was their bond. Well, all that got washed away in the great boomer flood. A hand shake means nothing to the boomer species, a mere formality at best. Never trust a boomer. They are liars to the core and will rob you blind.

    They also made rudeness into a form of art. They were the first generation to treat old people like shit. They abandoned their parents to warehouses and stole their hard earned money spending it on drugs, booze, whores, pornography, etc… Is it any wonder their children hate them so deeply?

    May Providence deliver us from this brood of pure evil.

    26th April 2011 at 8:33 pm

  72. Administrator says:

    XER

    You nailed it. Boomers keep blaming FDR and LBJ even though they have been in control of the country’s agenda for the last three decades. They are masters of the blame game.

    26th April 2011 at 8:59 pm

  73. XER says:

    Dear Mr. Quinn,

    I would like to take a moment to thank you for all the great work that you do here. Your thoughtfulness and integrity are like a welcomed breeze on a hot afternoon.

    “There are occasions on which it is noble to dare to stand alone. To be pious among infidels, to be disinterested in a time of general venality, to lead a life of virtue and reason in the midst of sensualists, is a proof of a mind intent on nobler things than the praise or blame of men, of a soul fixed in the contemplation of the highest good, and superiour to the tyranny of custom and example.” Samuel Johnson

    With gratitude and sincerity ,

    XER

    26th April 2011 at 9:12 pm

  74. Reverse Engineer says:

    [url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Uc2suQSWMX4/TBZJVg2soKI/AAAAAAAACU8/-BG9D-LAcSQ/s1600/captain_obvious.jpg[/url]

    RE

    26th April 2011 at 9:17 pm

  75. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    26th April 2011 at 9:17 pm

  76. llpoh says:

    Xer – a little ass-kissing is ok. But when you put tongue to crack it is considered bad form and will be derided. And do not forget, Admin will turn on you like a woman scorned the minute you dare disagree with him.

    26th April 2011 at 9:21 pm

  77. Administrator says:

    RE

    The village pigman of TBP with another profound Boomer contribution to the debate.

    26th April 2011 at 9:22 pm

  78. Colma Rising says:

    Xer:

    I agree. I’ve never been so annoyed as to watch a generation throw their parents under a bus without blinking their lids over their dollar-sign eyes.

    And their answer is always “those people were mean” or “I can’t handle the stress” or “what else am I supposed to do”.

    My grandparents risked everything to get to this country and make it a great place. They spoiled their kids to ease any hardship… you know, food on the table hardship… and those brats thank them with broken families and insumountable debt for their offspring.

    Still with excuses.

    26th April 2011 at 9:23 pm

  79. Cliff says:

    “Cliff was saved from Boomerhood by the skin of his teeth.”

    Whew, some people still use the old boomer demographic (1946-1964). I have always felt more in common wtih gen-x, because my life was like being late to the party after all the good stuff was gone and ending up with the last bit of foam from the keg. I saw how the boomers acted in the 60′s and have always wondered what happened to their love of liberty and eschewing of material wealth, especially after the Gekko ’80′s. I was impressed with Ron Paul in 1988 and became a Libertarian soon after, maybe as a reaction to the boomers and their hypocritical lifestyles.

    Thanks for the response and the chuckle. I have lurked here for about a year and thought I would open my yapper and join the fun. You run a great site it is on my daily read list. I’m sure I will get my baptism of fire when I try to find something to debate about with all of the fascinating and intelligent commenters here. I read the comments with the same voraciousness as the articles and that is a good thing.

    26th April 2011 at 9:24 pm

  80. Administrator says:

    XER

    You should read my comments on Zero Hedge. You may want to reconsider your thoughtfulness comment.

    It’s nice to have some fellow Xers to counter the blatherings of the delusional Boomers – flash and RE.

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    26th April 2011 at 9:30 pm

  81. flash says:

    Only a moron would blame the current fiscal calamity brought on by 200 + years of central planning by those who stand to gain the most on one generation.Why not just blame it all on the Pisces? What a fool will believe…SHEESH!

    Xer , your out of your league.Put you diaper back on , crawl back into you crib , insert thumb in anus and cry bah……bah.

    26th April 2011 at 9:32 pm

  82. flash says:

    XER says:

    Dear Mr. Quinn,

    BBWWAHHHHH.. Why don’t you just tell Quinn you’d like one up the ass?

    Yes I feel much more secure knowing your sissy-assed, butt lip smacking ,earring wearing , gender confused bed wetting generation of milksop fools are at the helm of this colossal failure of Republicanism.
    Go back to your jump rap kid.Men are at work trying to save your worthless ass,.

    26th April 2011 at 9:39 pm

  83. llpoh says:

    Xer – I told you so. The butt kissing crossed the line, and now you are a target. Flash has called you out. Kinder/gentler won’t cut it now.

    26th April 2011 at 9:43 pm

  84. bigargon says:

    I like this article quite a bit.

    But one thing that does concern me is the scapegoating of the boomers (i am a X’er/Nomad). While I am no big fan of the boomers, the problems are much bigger then just Them. while the Boomers have provided much of the Clueless leadership, the X’ers have not really stepped up and led. Instead we’ve mostly bitched and complained but that is about it.

    Every generation at some level is going to be a disappointment. Because each generation is filled up with often selfish and misguided folks. we are just as clueless as the Boomers. we have bought the big ass cars and overpriced houses. we did say much when the jobs got shifted overseas. we bought the crap at wal-mart and target, on overextended credit cards, that we end up throwing out a year latter.

    Biggest difference between the X’ers and the boomers, is there are a lot more boomers, so they cause more damage because of their sheer numbers.

    the whole premise of our social “safety net” requires each generation be bigger then one being supported. the problem is the X’ers do not have the numbers or resources to support the Boomers through their retirement.

    Because of the boomers numbers but also leadership, the nations agenda has been set with their “best interests” in mind. this agenda is to maintain the “safety net” at all costs, regardless of the damage to future generations.

    for the most part us X’ers have acted like dogs waiting for the table scraps. the funny part is Obama is the first X’er president and he has been a total disaster. still with an X’er as president the interests of the Boomers prevail.

    In many way the X’ers were a generation without parents. This has been a huge disadvantage in really taking leadership roles. Instead of stepping up we subconsciously keep looking for “Daddies” and “Mommies” to lead the way.

    Obama is a poster boy for all this. A man that grew up without a father, who is unable to make decisions, swayed more by ideology passed on by various collegian Mentor-Daddies , then a personal sense of what is right and wrong.

    26th April 2011 at 9:50 pm

  85. Punk in Drublic says:

    Another damn fine read. The younger generations might give them a run for their money, but the boomers are the classic “me” generation. They have been running the country for most of my life and damn near every single major social and economic decision was either flat out wrong or avoided and neglected to the point of absurdity. Immigration, energy, health care. entitlements, deficits, infrastructure…. You name it, they tip toed around it and fought over gays god and guns.

    LLPOH, you are dead on about those tea party fuckers. I may have to hedge my prediction regarding the 2012 elections. I am no longer confident in my Hillary vs Palin call. When the situations change, so must any reasonable prediction. It was my belief that the American populace would elect the vilest most shallow ignorant shit available and my prediction reflected that. I did not count on The Donald. Therefore, 2012 might end up being Hillary vs The Donald.

    26th April 2011 at 9:52 pm

  86. llpoh says:

    Punk – how’s the farmhouse problem going? Hope you get a resolution. You are spot on re the outlook – pick the stupidest, inbred motherfucker and bet on him/her to win. It has been a sure thing in recent years.

    Here is Flash/RE:

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    26th April 2011 at 9:59 pm

  87. AKAnon says:

    Admin-great piece. Looking forward to the next instalments.

    26th April 2011 at 10:00 pm

  88. Punk in Drublic says:

    Big Family meeting next weekend. I hope to climb around the house with a contractor soon. Another problem is a general lack of leadership among the family. (huh!?) No one is really in charge of the thing, everyone is invested in their own shit. Truly a microcosm of the country.

    I saw that pic not to long ago and it reminded me of a TBP fight. Love it.

    26th April 2011 at 10:10 pm

  89. Colma Rising says:

    BigArgon:

    For as much as I like ripping on Boomstainers, I also concede that Gen X has amounted to little more than a mini-me to the Dr. Evil that the boomstainers are…

    But before anyone jumps to conclusions, I must say that I’m the ass-end of gen x. My girlfriend is a millenial, as are most my friends. By osmosis, I too am a millenial… friends my age are growing old and grumpy, entitlement-oriented and lazy. Pathetic.

    I refuse. My girl keeps me young. My friends don’t let me be lazy. In the dead of the recession, when I was off work early every day, I took a liking to sitting around and getting drunk. One of my millenial friends, a Ranger, kicked me back into shape. He came and pointed out that my combat effectiveness was in the toilet when I’m fat and drunk. He got me back to the gym and back to the firing range. Bless him… he wasn’t afraid to tell me what is. Now I’m not a fat old drunk but a lean mean fighting drunk!

    What am I getting at? The kids these days will suprise the fuck out of you… I’ve seen it with my own two eyes. Walking contradictions… wondering where the next McArthur will come from and when… they have knowledge that they’re being taught revisionist propaganda. PC is out the window, but most are quite friendly multi-racially. Good kids at heart, often, but suprisingly galant when crossed with obvious moral disintegration… willing to fight the good fight.

    It’s a shame they have to shake their heads at their boomer grandparents sometimes.

    26th April 2011 at 10:19 pm

  90. howard in nyc says:

    i was born in 56, and claim membership in that ‘tweener’ category. cause i hate boomers, having rejected them and their big talk/no backup act as nixon shut the door on the 60s.

    as a kid, i saw what young boomers were doing in the sixties, rejecting war and aparthied, refusing convention, taking to the streets to stop the madness of the imperial direction of the nation. i couldn’t wait to be old enough to jump in the scrum.

    by that time, it was all over. and the boomers lost. they pussed out. after a handful of deaths, at kent state and in scattered other locales, they backed the fuck down. as soon as vietnam went away, and they were all too old to be drafted anyway (the carrot of compromise the silents tossed us, and we couldn’t agree fast enough), cut our hair and went to graduate school.

    with a cynical, ‘well, it’s all fucked anyway, so i’ll just get mine; who cares if i lie a little, cheat a little, and even vote for a pragmatic man like carter or clinton?’

    (had the civil rights movement been founded and driven by boomers, they would’ve folded the tent after mississippi ’64; even after king was murdered, the push continued. only to be destroyed by the deadly combination of success, white guilt, socialist ‘ideals’ (like robbing peter to give to shaniqua anything other than an education can possibly be an ideal) and thieving liberal political opportunists. but i digress. got off that train long before the derailment.

    decades later, when i came to see that (as generational theory maintains) it was impossible for the 60s ‘revolution’ to succeed, i had already turned my back on the older boomers for their failures and surrenders of the early 70s. shit, after kent state, there should have been a million longhairs marching on the white house like it was grant park two years earlier. they could’ve shut down the whole country.

    anyway, i burned my boomer card in 1973. a few times went down the road of convention and getting mine, but never fully bought in. and i suppose i had too much respect for the value system that was the foundation of the rise of the nation to greatness during the 20th century to buy into the nihilism of gen x.

    in my profession, the institutions built to last decades, devoted to actually serving society, i’ve seen boomers destroy, slowly and painfully. with no awareness of the ill they were committing. now only protests of how it is someone else’s fault (the politicians, the insurance companies, the public for failure to appreciate how great the boomers are running amok in the medical towers built by the silents).

    my point is, i ain’t no fucking boomer, despite my birth year. even if i had walked the boomer path (although i don’t think that was possible for me), i would at least have the morality to own up to my responsibility. i only have to admit that by age 35, i had given up trying to fight the bastards, so i quit fighting them. don’t blame me; i voted for john anderson.

    26th April 2011 at 10:22 pm

  91. Administrator says:

    Michael M. Thomas

    I am honored that a renowned writer like yourself would even read an article written by me. We would love to have you as a regular contributor on TBP. We have a wild west site that is never boring.

    Thanks for your compliment.

    26th April 2011 at 10:22 pm

  92. llpoh says:

    Howard – you do know we aren’t talking about these boomers:

    oldboombox.jpg

    but rather these boomers:

    Buff-Baby-Boomers-low-res.jpg

    With your background, just thought I better check.

    26th April 2011 at 10:45 pm

  93. Colma Rising says:

    Howard:

    You are an honorary Xer.

    You like Dead Kennedys, Primus and the SF Giants.

    Case closed.

    26th April 2011 at 10:47 pm

  94. Colma Rising says:

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    Howard… this pic had me laughing my ass off when I read your blog.

    26th April 2011 at 10:50 pm

  95. Timeisrunningout says:

    I’m a boomer born in late 1958. I agree with the claim of the article but don’t consider myself falling victim to the boomer mentality but have come very close on a few occasions. I must credit my parents and grandparents who lived through the depression and always taught us to save for a rainy day. However, I have suffered some “mild, joking abuse” by my friends and neighbors by not following the crowd. Two quick examples: About 15 years ago I bought a TV to replace the 20 yr. old one that failed. It was a 15 inch Sharp that we put in our family room costing $100. We had a Rose Bowl party and invited a neighbor who played football in the Big Ten. I got never ending abuse when he showed up and asked WTF kind of TV is that to watch a Rose Bowl game.
    A second example is driving past a wedding party taking pictures in a park before the reception. I was driving my 1991 Ford Tempo purchased from my Aunt for less than $1000 with my wife. When they recognized me driving by on my way to the reception, a few of them (rather drunk) pointed my car out and said ” Hey there’s Tom driving a fucking Ford Tempo” Then I caught hell at the party from others who had seen me saying they expected me to be driving a BMW or Vette not a Ford.
    Now that same person is married at the ripe old age of 50 and has 2 kids under the age of 5. Saw him last month and his outlook on money has changed as he is living paycbeck to paycheck now. Sweet Revenge.

    26th April 2011 at 11:07 pm

  96. XER says:

    “We went to graduate school.”

    And many came out of the laboratory as corporate Frankensteins Ah yes, the boomer MBA! Once this sub species of boomer was loosed on the American work place, it was only a matter of time. These monsters enshrined in corporate culture the mantra that the human being was the true enemy of profit and capital. Lovers of money and haters of people. They became the Einsatzgruppen of corporate America.

    Welcome home Howard. and thank you for your honesty.

    26th April 2011 at 11:09 pm

  97. Administrator says:

    Do any other Boomers want to come over to GenX? We are accepting applications. There is an entry fee of $1,000. But, don’t worry. We accept credit cards.

    26th April 2011 at 11:21 pm

  98. llpoh says:

    Xer – you are gonna have me crawling all over your ass shortly with the combo boomer/MBA shit and your lovers of money/haters of people bullshit. I am a boomer, a MBA, and a business owner. Some of it may indeed be true, but in my book a lot of that kind of crap is politics of envy. The fact is, the American people by and large have let their work ethic and skills slide. MBAs/business people are indeed in business to make money. They cannot run businesses at a loss. They need good resources to make money – and the prime resource is skilled, hardworking, educated employees. These prime resources have become more and more rare, and so business people look for alternatives. Sure, cheap overseas labor is an enticement, but the US would be much more competitive if it had stayed a world leader in education and skill base. We wouldn’t be screaming about the heartless business folks near so much if the population in general hadn’t let standards fall so far:

    “The three-yearly OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, which compares the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in 70 countries around the world, ranked the United States 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for science and a below-average 25th for mathematics.”

    17th in science and 25th in mathematics. Now isn’t that special. Go forth and compete with that against the billion low wage Chinese out there, and see how you do.

    26th April 2011 at 11:25 pm

  99. Colma Rising says:

    llpoh: ” Sure, cheap overseas labor is an enticement, but the US would be much more competitive if it had stayed a world leader in education and skill base. We wouldn’t be screaming about the heartless business folks near so much if the population in general hadn’t let standards fall so far:”

    I’m sitting in a college class room as we speak, typing away behind a modern computer. Don’t point out the fact that I’m fucking off… I have an A and know everything the teacher’s about to say. That aside:

    Education has been fucked off because everybody and their sister thinks they’re entitled to a passing grade… most professors don’t “like” to fail anyone if they show up. They have that Spockian view that positive reinforcement will have better results than harsh punishment. Everybody thinks an “F” is punishment, instead of an honest metric.

    This mentality cascades through the system. An example: English courses are required General Ed. Professors pass kids who can barely finish a thought on paper with a “C”. By the time I go to a 4-year next semester, I have to again take a writing test because the institution has no confidence in the system’s ability to properly grade!

    College degrees are watered down so much that the “Bachelors” of 30 years ago is a “Masters” today. ALL of my professors at community college are PhD’s… many from Berkley and Stanford. The “Masters” of 30 years ago is a PhD!

    Some dipshit looked at the falling rankings of our per-capita college graduates and said “We have to change this” but somehow, this has translated into a bullshit system of letting people who would have dropped or been laughed out of a classroom walk with a 2.0 average and a degree.

    I blame spockian boomer socialist mindsets for this.

    26th April 2011 at 11:44 pm

  100. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    26th April 2011 at 11:45 pm

  101. Colma Rising says:

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    (RE, aka Dr. Doomstead, jousts with no one)

    26th April 2011 at 11:59 pm

  102. llpoh says:

    Colma – I agree with all but maybe the last sentence. Maybe even that. But the problem was here a long time ago.

    When I went for my MBA at “a top 20″ school, I encountered perhaps my first post high school multiple choice question test. I got my bachelor degree from an Ivy – and we never, and I mean never, had a multiple choice test. The students at the MBA program came from a range of schools – state and private. What I discovered was that most of the students from these various schools had never taken any other kind of test! It was stunning. The educations that these students had received at college were sub-standard – and I am sure things have not improved. Those that had been educated properly motored ahead, while the others suffered, and a fair number flunked out, as the study at the school was extremely rigorous. The point is, there are reasonably few students that are actually receiving a top notch education. Even at the better schools, grade inflation has taken over and the attitude that if the students are smart enough to get into school X then they deserve an A, as opposed to having to work for the grade.

    The entire system is in need of overhaul – starting with Little Johnny’s parents thru the entire school system. We need quality teachers – fat chance of that happening, when there unions want to promote mediocrity – and we need a society that values education. Ask the admin what the background of the Wharton kids looks like – it is almost certainly Little China there. It is no fluke why we are getting pasted on all fronts.

    26th April 2011 at 11:59 pm

  103. llpoh says:

    RE – good advice. You should follow it.

    27th April 2011 at 12:00 am

  104. XER says:

    llpoh,” I feel your pain.” ( Classic Clintonism) But in all fairness, it was hard for them to maintain any kind of work ethic as MBA theories began to take hold in the camps, I mean the work place. “Human resource” sure has a nice ring to it. I suggest you watch Sir James Goldsmith’s interview with Charlie Rose in 1994. There is a classic exchange with Goldsmith and uber boomer monstress Laura Tyson. Tyson was well rewarded for her crimes against the American worker. I am sure she enjoys watching concentration camp films on the weekends.

    27th April 2011 at 12:13 am

  105. Colma Rising says:

    llpoh:

    Funny, you caught my stab in the final sentence. My feeble attempt to stay on subject.

    At any rate, the quantity of college degrees take a backseat to quality, in my opinion. Let’s say you hire someone with a degree to engineer something or another in your plant… they supposedly should have the education necessary to do the job, but you 3.0 GPA hire is really as proficient as a 2.0. You’re fucked. You have to hold their hand the whole dam time and teach them what you assumed they knew.

    I think we, as a society, need to take a deep breath and asses what’s really going on in the education department…

    What else is new. People just don’t appreciate actually knowing things, they just appreciate the labels. That’s Orwellian in it’s own right.

    27th April 2011 at 12:14 am

  106. llpoh says:

    Xer – so MBA’s are responsible for workers being lazy (you said “But in all fairness, it was hard for them to maintain any kind of work ethic….”)? That is some dumb ass shit pouring out of your keyboard now. BTW, Laura Tyson wasn’t an MBA – just one of a long list of fuckwit economists.

    27th April 2011 at 12:26 am

  107. llpoh says:

    Colma – you are right again. But good luck getting anything done.

    27th April 2011 at 12:27 am

  108. SSS says:

    Admin invited people to come into GenX. I’m joining. Here’s why.

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    27th April 2011 at 12:35 am

  109. Colma Rising says:

    llpoh:

    Nothing will get done, I’m afraid. I just hope I can get in a good grad school so I can actually learn more in a rigorous setting.

    One thing… the quantity of Hard Science degrees needs to go up. It’s one thing to pass C work in the Lib Arts, but unconcionable for work where the proverbial 1+1=2.

    America’s irrational fear of Mathematics must end.

    It’s the “grading on a curve” that is shooting us in the foot…

    27th April 2011 at 12:37 am

  110. llpoh says:

    SSS and friend:

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    27th April 2011 at 12:38 am

  111. llpoh says:

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    27th April 2011 at 12:39 am

  112. SSS says:

    llpoh

    This is more like it, mate.

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    27th April 2011 at 12:59 am

  113. Colma Rising says:

    I love this website. You’re all the coolest, down to earth geezers to chat with.

    Fuck Facebook.

    27th April 2011 at 1:13 am

  114. llpoh says:

    SSS – I thought this was you:

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    27th April 2011 at 1:14 am

  115. llpoh says:

    Thanks Colma. SSS would thank you too, if he pull his face out of the tits long enough.

    27th April 2011 at 1:15 am

  116. Colma Rising says:

    llpoh:

    I’m afraid that SSS will be inseperable from tonight’s set of tits.

    27th April 2011 at 1:47 am

  117. Dave L says:

    You give the boomer generation credit for their ‘stand against the Vietnam War and their protests against the man during the 1960s.’ But those who stood up for those causes were never a majority of boomers. I say this not to further condemn boomers, but as additional explanation for how the generation could have gone so horribly astray. The majority never was on an altruistic or idealistic path.

    27th April 2011 at 8:18 am

  118. Administrator says:

    SSS

    You remind me of George Costanza in the Marissa Tomei episode. Does your wife catch you watching Salma Hayak movies alone in the dark?

    27th April 2011 at 8:20 am

  119. flash says:

    If you booger eating , thumb sucking, bed wetting generational conspiracy theorists truly want to learn the source of Western decline, look no further than Woman’s suffrage.
    How did we go from a patriarchal society of self -reliance to the one governed by the emotional whims and feeling of the nesting matriarchs?
    The feminization leading to mainstream collectivism of American began with mass voting of women.
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.168.707&rep=rep1&type=pdf
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lott#Women.27s_suffrage_and_government_growth
    Women’s suffrage and government growth

    Using data from 1870 to 1940, Lott and Larry Kenny studied how state government expenditures and revenue changed in 48 state governments after women obtained the right to vote. Women were able to vote in 29 states prior to women’s suffrage and the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Lott found that the impact of granting of women’s suffrage on per-capita state government expenditures and revenue was startling.[25]

    His research indicates that women’s suffrage had a bigger impact on government spending and taxes in states with a greater percentage of women. Even after accounting for variables such as industrialization, urbanization, education and income, per capita real state government spending, which had been flat or falling during the 10 years before women began voting, doubled during the next 11 years. The increase in government spending and revenue started immediately after women started voting in national elections and 19 additional state elections.[26]

    27th April 2011 at 8:28 am

  120. WordMan says:

    In his letter to the Galatians, Paul was speaking to the ‘Boomers’ of his time when he wrote this: But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
    If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

    27th April 2011 at 8:30 am

  121. Anonymous says:

    WordMan says:
    Paul was speaking to the ‘Boomers’ of his time when he wrote this: But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    Wordman , you blaspheme against the word of God when you ignorantly attempt to attribute the sins of fallen man to one generation .

    27th April 2011 at 8:38 am

  122. flash says:

    Anonymous says:

    WordMan says:

    so so you know.The post was mine.

    27th April 2011 at 8:39 am

  123. WordMan says:

    The comment was made to make the point you made without the blasphemy – thus the ‘ ‘ around the term boomers. I agree with you – the state of our nation cannot be attributed to one generation, but to the tendency of all mankind; lost and needing the imputed righteousness of the Savior.

    27th April 2011 at 8:57 am

  124. Administrator says:

    flash is sure to win many fans with his recommendation that women no longer be allowed to vote and be kept barefoot and pregnant.

    Flash. Will you be letting your wife out of the basement this week?

    27th April 2011 at 9:21 am

  125. massblues says:

    It would be more correct to state Hippies versus Boomers

    They did better than parents with
    cheap college
    rising house and salaries and standard of living

    and gave nothing in return

    27th April 2011 at 11:49 am

  126. Cynical30 says:

    I love how the self richeous boomer generation protested and fought tooth & nail to avoid Vietnam, then tossed us young Xers & older millenials out to go fight the scary Muslims to keep them safe in their post fighting elderhood. I think the most pivotal realization I had of the absurdity of the experience was talking to my dad on a satellite phone right before Iraq kicked off from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. I was telling him that I hoped we didn’t go into Iraq because there was no reason for it and he had the nerve to lecture me about mushroom clouds over Bethlehem, PA (an obvious terrorist target) killing my mother. Oh yeah, and guess who didn’t serve in Vietnam… and rolled out on me & my mom when I was a kid to go find himself or some shit. Hey dad, you’re welcome.

    27th April 2011 at 12:41 pm

  127. just me says:

    Now that we know when Obama was born, I guess he is a gen x’er. So what has the gen. x president done with the debt? What has the new Noble Peace Prize winner done about al these unjust wars? I’m sure gen x people are saving as much as they can at .025% interest. Will The post baby boom generations rise up and protest this waste of their childrens money? Probably not. Not until the New World Order is firmly in place and the oligarchs are sitting there with their finger on exterminate button. We should all be in the streets now before it’s too late!
    Man is so predictable. Thats why the oligarchs are having their way with us. We are like animals that are fatten up and then led to the slaughter house. Just a warning be careful who you choose as the leader to get us out of this mess. The Bible is quite clear that there will be a time of distress and a new world gov’t and leader that will promis to “save us” but will try to destroy all men if it were not for God’s intervention. If you don’t think it can happen you have not studied Nazi Germany and Hitler rise to power. Maybe the baby boomers will be the like the jews in Nazi Germany, blamed for the problems and exterminated for their wealth. wouldn’t be the first time. Pol Pot was another that comes to mind

    27th April 2011 at 12:49 pm

  128. Administrator says:

    I think “just me” has stumbled upon a great idea. Let’s exterminate the Boomers. That will solve our entitlement problem, our energy problem, and our lack of jobs problem. Simply brilliant!!!

    Flash & RE – I have some good news and bad news for you. What do you want first?

    27th April 2011 at 1:05 pm

  129. Patrick says:

    Thank God somebody has the balls to call it like it is. The worthless baby-boomers will destroy this country (they already have). Now they are complaining because we have to cut their Medicare and SS. Boomers are the most morbidly obese generation ever, with more obese children. They want their free scooters because they are too fat to walk. The want somebody else to pay for their diabetes/hypertension/cholesterol/back pain meds, their sleep apnea machines, and their SNAP benefits so they can continue to eat Hagen Daz pints every couple of hours. It’s truly amazing a single generation can destroy an entire country. History will be the final judge of these fat, greedy, lazy sacks of shit.

    27th April 2011 at 1:11 pm

  130. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    27th April 2011 at 1:14 pm

  131. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    27th April 2011 at 1:16 pm

  132. just me says:

    Don’t tell me you weren’t thinking it already.

    Mark 13:12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.

    27th April 2011 at 1:22 pm

  133. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    27th April 2011 at 1:26 pm

  134. Thinker says:

    Seems we’re well on track for this 4T… the Idealist/Prophet generations always end up despised in their elderhood because of the problems they cause. But every ecosystem (and society) needs its carrion beetles, vultures and maggots; they serve an important role in the web of life.

    So, too, with this Idealist/Prophet generation, the Boomers. After all, without their screw-ups, there would be nothing for Reactives/Nomads and Civic/Heroes to fix.

    As it has been, so it ever will be.

    27th April 2011 at 1:28 pm

  135. Administrator says:

    just me

    I have to honestly say I hadn’t thought of extermination until you brought it up. How could I be so stupid. It is a fantastic idea that RE should be able to support, at least until we exterminate him.

    27th April 2011 at 1:43 pm

  136. Administrator says:

    Thinker

    They’ve left us Gen Xers quite a mess to cleanup. I guess we’ll have to channel our inner Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Sherman, and Grant to get the job done.

    27th April 2011 at 1:45 pm

  137. JUST ME says:

    Your noble peace prize winner president will be up to the task I’m sure. When he’s not tacking on a few trillion more to the debt

    27th April 2011 at 1:59 pm

  138. Surety1945 says:

    Bullshit. Are you a paid shill for the 1 percent of US population that comprises the financilal oligarchy running this country? Or are you just an angry dumbshit who wants to lash out at anyone he can get his hands on and that definitely isn’t the folks living in those enclaves in Connetticut is it? And you are angry because your material aspirations aren’t being met right? Let’s see, it goes something like “I want mine Now”, but oops, it isn’t there is it. Do you have any problem with the lying, thieving,plundering and murdering that characterizes this entire society? What have you done personally to make the US a better place? Every generation now living is a pathetic generation! Your myopia in singling out one generation and simplistically blaming it for the decay that is EVERYWHERE in this country is just sad. Trying to get a genocidal generational war going you fool? You want to know what the problem is: look into the darkness at the center of YOUR heart.

    27th April 2011 at 2:20 pm

  139. flash says:

    Cynical30 says:

    “I love how the self richeous boomer generation protested and fought tooth & nail to avoid Vietnam, then tossed us young Xers & older millenials out to go fight the scary Muslims to keep them safe in their post fighting elderhood.”

    You fucking idiot, military service is voluntary .No one forced you feminized little milksops to go to war with anyone .
    But boomers were,
    Have you ever heard of men being pressed ganged into service.Hint.it’s called a draft and that what was used to send many young boomers to their deaths in Vietnam

    Administrator says:

    I think “just me” has stumbled upon a great idea. Let’s exterminate the Boomers. That will solve our entitlement problem, our energy problem, and our lack of jobs problem. Simply brilliant!!!

    Flash & RE – I have some good news and bad news for you. What do you want first?

    LOL… Now that would be a competitive sport I could get into ,although costly one since i’d have to build a new outbuilding to house my new massive collection Xer trophies….can’t wait to sharpen up the old skinning blades.

    Do Xer’s even have balls are have they “transcended” the need for “a pair” . I have to laugh at the thought of an entire generation of women worshipping , feminized , ear ring wearing metro-sexual pussy-fied Xer’s assaulting the Fort. It be a scene straight out of Monty Python. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCI18qAoKq4

    27th April 2011 at 2:22 pm

  140. Administrator says:

    Suerty1945

    Looks like another angry Boomer in denial. Are you as big a dumbass as your post indicates? You one trick ponies who believe only the evil pigman bankers are to blame for all the ills of the world disgust me. You are nothing but an ignorant ideologue who wants to blame some fucking conspiracy for everything because you don’t want to look in the mirror and take responsibilty for your own actions.

    Boomers NEVER accept personal responsibility. That is a their common bond.

    I nominate you to be the 1st Boomer exterminated under our new policy. The world will not notice the absence of another dumbass.

    27th April 2011 at 2:27 pm

  141. hollow man says:

    As a baby boomer myself. I have to admit you are right. We have commited the crime of creating a moral hazard (to the next no tellin how many generations). No excuse. Now we all will suffer. For what its worth I am really sorry. I have seen it headed this way. I have food on the hoof, in the freezer, water, and stored food with some presious metal. I will still struggle as we all will. Best of luck to all of you. Keep up the fight. I scream and holler at the younger generations but they do not seem to care. They, for the most part don’t see it coming or perhaps just resigned to it.

    27th April 2011 at 2:36 pm

  142. Administrator says:

    hollow man

    Don’t take it personally. A generation moves like a tide. There are millions of Boomers that have lived their lives the right way, but they have been steamrolled by the majority of Boomers who did not.

    27th April 2011 at 2:40 pm

  143. Cynical30 says:

    Flash’s faggot ass says:

    “You fucking idiot, military service is voluntary .No one forced you feminized little milksops to go to war with anyone .
    But boomers were,
    Have you ever heard of men being pressed ganged into service.Hint.it’s called a draft and that what was used to send many young boomers to their deaths in Vietnam.”

    No fucking shit it’s voluntary, you chode licking fuck monkey. Unfortunately for us Xers we grew up with you geniuses presiding over the government intervention in college tuition financing we don’t have many options to navigate through the ungoldy spike in the cost of avoiding a life of pumping gas. Thanks fuckheads.

    “Since 1985, when administrators first increased tuition by $140 per semester, the cost of attending the University has skyrocketed. At that time, students were outraged by what now seems a small increase; 2,000 of us marched to the Capitol building in protest. Through the years, students have expressed everything from guarded skepticism to vehement opposition each time a new increase has been pushed through. Unfortunately, the people hurt most by this trend are increasingly unable to resist as students. Those from lower income brackets cannot afford to pay the large amount of money the university now charges and are not here to defend the ideal or the fast-disappearing reality of affordable higher education.”

    Ha, 1985. I was 8 years old. Fuck you Flash, you’ll eat a goddamn plate full of blame & like it pussy. You assholes screwed the pooch on that one too. Everything you incompetent fuckballs touch turned to shit. Boomers = King Midas’ of Feces.

    Now boo fucking hoo you had a draft. Cry me a fucking river. At least we don’t spit on our brethren and call them baby killers when they got off the plane you 2 faced, spoiled little brats. Plus as far as I can tell, if you’re serving honorably in the military and some boomer cocksucker with a daddy complex starts a couple wars of choice then what the fuck do you call that. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I do believe your fellow boomer Senator Herman Munster (D. MA) once said, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” Do tell, you fucking semi-functional man-child.

    You and the rest of your ilk need to accept the fact that you’ve fucked this country up to the point of collapse & get the fuck out of the way so the kids you didn’t raise can fix it already.

    27th April 2011 at 2:47 pm

  144. Reverse Engineer says:

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    RE

    27th April 2011 at 2:58 pm

  145. Administrator says:

    Cynical30

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Be prepared for 14 flash cut and paste responses and maybe 3 or 4 pictures from RE.

    “chode licking fuck monkey” – Smokey would be proud.

    27th April 2011 at 3:03 pm

  146. Administrator says:

    Wow. RE did exactly as expected before I even posted my comment.

    27th April 2011 at 3:04 pm

  147. Reverse Engineer says:

    Basically, GenXers and Millenials are just jealous because they got to the party too late after all the Beer was gone, chugged down by Silents and Boomers. Your problem here is even if you exterminate all the Boomers, there is still no Beer left. Tough Nuggies. Live with it.

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    RE

    27th April 2011 at 3:06 pm

  148. Sparrowhawk says:

    So, if I was born in 1961 you would like to exterminate me? I think that’s rude.

    The term “baby boom” most often refers to the dramatic post–World War II baby boom (1946–1964).
    This dramatic increase in the number of births from 1946 to 1964 (1947 to 1966 in Canada and 1946-1961 in Australia) is called the Baby Boom.
    The term “Baby Boom” is used to identify a massive increase in births following World War II. Baby boomers are those people born worldwide between 1946 and 1964, the time frame most commonly used to define them.

    These are definitions from 3 different places. I don’t feel like I am either a BB or an X.
    I think these definitions make administrator a baby boomer.

    27th April 2011 at 3:17 pm

  149. StuckInNJ says:

    Can I get in on the picture posting?

    An article on Drugereport today about a German muslim woman(Sila Sahin) posing nude for Playboy. Of course, Mooselims are calling for her death … not sure if that’s before or after they spank the monkey.

    Suddenly, the whole 70 virgins in heaven thingee make a lot of sense to me.

    http://rpgrecords.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Sila-Sahin-playboy-4-223×300.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 3:18 pm

  150. StuckInNJ says:

    Dammit. One more try. If it doesn’t work just google in “Sila Sahin”. Well worth the effort.

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    27th April 2011 at 3:22 pm

  151. Administrator says:

    Sparrowhawk

    This site follows the Strauss & Howe definition of Boomers (1943-1960). You are spared. We will not exterminate you unless you prove to be as big a dumbass as RE and flash.

    Administrator is not a Boomer. If I were, I’d need to pull a Bud Dwyer.

    27th April 2011 at 3:29 pm

  152. Reverse Engineer says:

    “This site follows the Strauss & Howe definition of Boomers (1943-1960).”-Admin

    More like “This site follows Strauss & Howe like the 4th Turning was handed to them on Stone Tablets by GOD Almighty.”

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 3:35 pm

  153. Administrator says:

    One Trick Pigman Pony chimes in. Generational theory doesn’t support his evil pigman ideology, therefore it is wrong.

    There are ideologues everywhere.

    27th April 2011 at 3:42 pm

  154. Reverse Engineer says:

    Its NOT wrong, because MOST people of ANY Generation are Idiots. Its OBVIOUS.

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 3:45 pm

  155. Colma Rising says:

    Cynical: Thanks man, you made my day.

    +1000

    27th April 2011 at 3:48 pm

  156. Administrator says:

    RE

    I thought you were the champion of the poor and disadvantaged. You aren’t saying that the people on the 30 Blocks of Squalor are idiots, are you? How about the people of Wal-Mart? You get mad at me for describing these people.

    Which is it? Are these people to be admired or scorned? I’m confused by your position? Do you have a position? Does your position change based on the position of the sun in the sky?

    27th April 2011 at 3:54 pm

  157. Reverse Engineer says:

    MOST of the people in the 30 Blocks of Squalor are Idiots, because most PEOPLE are idiots. Being Poor doesn’t STOP you from being an Idiot. It just makes you a Poor Idiot. Being Rich doesn’t STOP you from being an Idiot either, it just makes you a Rich Idiot. What is so difficult bout this concept for you to grasp?

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 4:00 pm

  158. Administrator says:

    Are the pigmen illuminati idiots?

    27th April 2011 at 4:04 pm

  159. flash says:

    @ Cynical,

    I’m sorry your mommy kept your balls in check and shelterred her wittle l thumbsucker from the harsh reality of the real world.Shame on those bad boomers for not fluffing the pillows for the helpwess wittle Xers’ when they got out of bed to go to work. It;s time for your to come out of your mommy’s basement now sonny. There is still work to be done..

    27th April 2011 at 4:08 pm

  160. Tdrive63 says:

    WOW! Someone with the balls to simply disembowel the “worst generation” in American history, quite beautiful! This should be required reading for people of all ages. Articles like this give me a sense of hope that not all is lost.

    27th April 2011 at 4:16 pm

  161. flash says:

    @ cynitard
    “get the fuck out of the way so the kids you didn’t raise can fix it already.”
    LOL…divorcee when I was a kid was almost unheard of and single moms were scarce. It’s your sleazy little crop of immoral shitstained ass worhsipping fetid turd who turned all the young women into cheap whore pressuring them into fuck everything of either sex that’s ain’t dead or comatose ,creating broken homes and spreading sexual disease across the nation like a Californikan wildfire.
    Actions have consequences boogereater.and your generation of immoral vermin will eventually pay a steep price.

    And If the lazy snot sucking titty baby Xer’s had been willing to do some some REAL work instead of wasting the family fortune off at liberal arts college getting boned up the ass by their “tolerant ” fudge packing roomate, America wouldn’t have had to import millions of Hispanics t o grow our food crops and build our houses, thereby negating billions of dollars in redistributed wealth for health care, housing and education for illegal aliens.

    Xers’ the little shits who never could, and blamed it all on their parent.

    27th April 2011 at 4:24 pm

  162. Reverse Engineer says:

    “Are the pigmen illuminati idiots?”-Admin

    One more time. MOST Pigmen Illuminati are Idiots, because most PEOPLE are Idiots. Finding people who are NOT Idiots of any Generation or any socio-economic status is EXCEEDINGLY difficult, because they are so rare.

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 4:25 pm

  163. flash says:

    Cynical and Xer’s buddies leading the charge for more liberty.

    bet-protest-signs-homo-sex-is-great1.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 4:27 pm

  164. Administrator says:

    How did Illuminati banker idiots become so powerful if they were idiots?

    If you are not an idiot, are you smart?

    Does being smart make you good or bad?

    I’m trying to understand how the Illuminati got us into this predicament if they were idiots.

    27th April 2011 at 4:34 pm

  165. Administrator says:

    This is a first.

    Flash responded without a cut and paste.

    27th April 2011 at 4:36 pm

  166. flash says:

    Typical Xer’ showing the crusty old Boomers how to shine.
    Yep a Gen Xers need a bag to store his ever important man products.Mostly cool creme for his blistered asshole.

    b1c-8b.jpg&w=420&h=526.645768025&q=50&zc=1

    27th April 2011 at 4:38 pm

  167. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    This is a first.

    Flash responded without a cut and paste.

    LOl..so sez the king of C&Ps

    27th April 2011 at 4:39 pm

  168. Reverse Engineer says:

    @admin

    How does anyone become Powerful? By having bigger armies and control over more people and resources. Inheriting a lot of power because of family connections doesn’t stop you from being an idiot either. Look at Dubya for example.

    Not all people are Idiots of course, though most are. However, there are still other problems even for the few Smart people. Some Smart people can be EVIL people, Helicopter Ben would be a good example of that. HB is not an Idiot, but he is Evil.

    Have I clarified this for you now?

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 4:47 pm

  169. flash says:

    If Xers’ had spent more time paying attention and less time shaving their legs and back to look good for their nightly ass romp they might have noticed mom and pop were spending every dime they earned to put cornflakes on the table and educate a generations of ungrateful little shitz. who BTW were completely happy to party their live’s away until the party ended and the mess left was in dire need of cleaning up.

    WHHHAAAAHHH…….my evil sorry low life parents didn’t provide a trust fund cuz I wanted to eat and party sez the ballless litte Xer’ whose never had to stand on his own two feet.

    img_1864.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 4:49 pm

  170. flash says:

    Don’t worry booger easting Xers’ the Millennials will save you, but probably only until all the tasty meat has been eaten.

    fag.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 4:53 pm

  171. Administrator says:

    Flash

    I think you are projecting your own desires through these pictures. Come clean you old queen.

    27th April 2011 at 4:56 pm

  172. Administrator says:

    RE

    I’m trying to figure out how to defeat the Illuminati. If we can attack the idiots, we might have a chance.

    27th April 2011 at 4:58 pm

  173. Thinker says:

    Hates women, posts photos of gay men… hmmm…

    27th April 2011 at 4:58 pm

  174. Cynical30 says:

    @ bitch ass Flash, AKA Mr. It’s My Kid’s Fault!

    “I’m sorry your mommy kept your balls in check and shelterred her wittle l thumbsucker from the harsh reality of the real world.Shame on those bad boomers for not fluffing the pillows for the helpwess wittle Xers’ when they got out of bed to go to work. It;s time for your to come out of your mommy’s basement now sonny. There is still work to be done..”

    STILL work? What the fuck do you mean STILL?? You Peter Pan Toys R Us kids never fucking grew up and maintained the greatest country/infrastructure/culture that this world has ever seen! You inherited EVERYTHING on a GODDAMN SILVER PLATTER from the GIs and Silents and you all collectively and individualy pissed it the fuck away in a breathtakingly spectacular fashion. You’re leaving us working generations with 40 year old, crumbling bridges, bursting water mains, exploding natural gas pipes which take out a block of houses, massive federal debt, massive state deficits, massive personal debts as so many of us had to become student loan serfs, three wars +, stagflation, and the bill to pay for a military capable of crushing the red menace of the USSR… still, and a great big unsustainable nanny/police state. About the best thing that you could have done for us Xers is not raise us however the fuck you were raised. Why are you so afraid to take credit where credit is due? The laundry list of your generational fuckups could wrap around Jupiter 10 times.

    “LOL…divorcee when I was a kid was almost unheard of and single moms were scarce. It’s your sleazy little crop of immoral shitstained ass worhsipping fetid turd who turned all the young women into cheap whore pressuring them into fuck everything of either sex that’s ain’t dead or comatose ,creating broken homes and spreading sexual disease across the nation like a Californikan wildfire.”

    Yep, we turned ourselves into everything that’s wrong with us. It wasn’t you poor excuse for daddies who didn’t have the fucking balls as a cockswinging man to tough it out in your marriages. You ran from your marriage vows faster than you ran away from Vietnam. Wait… are you David Pierre??

    “Actions have consequences boogereater.and your generation of immoral vermin will eventually pay a steep price.”

    I can’t even read this sentence without erupting in laughter! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAA!!!! Sure, even though all of those philosophical concepts of my generation of morality pales in comparison to your undeniable boomer fuck ups, WE’RE the ones who need to face the consequences for our actions. The only price we’re going to have to pay is our share of the national debt you stuck us with when you sold our futures to China. By the way, that was an awesome job you guys did sending them all of our jobs and creating a potentially hostile world fucking superpower out of a nation of rice pickers.

    “And If the lazy snot sucking titty baby Xer’s had been willing to do some some REAL work instead of wasting the family fortune off at liberal arts college getting boned up the ass by their “tolerant ” fudge packing roomate, America wouldn’t have had to import millions of Hispanics t o grow our food crops and build our houses, thereby negating billions of dollars in redistributed wealth for health care, housing and education for illegal aliens.”

    Well no shit you cunt ring. You assholes had control of the companies who exported the good jobs AND ran the goddamn unions that burdened decent American companies with ridiculous pension obligations. All with your emotion dirven, boomer idiotic bickering. By the way, you almost-blue hairs fucking suck ass at political discourse. Thanks for FOX News, MSNBC and all of the other propaganda machines firmly in place.

    “Xers’ the little shits who never could, and blamed it all on their parent.”

    I’m very happy with my position in life and I can proudly say that it is absolutely no thanks to my parents. I used the army (thanks GI Generation GI Bill!) and even though I had to suck down a bunch of your awesome boomer debt to finish paying for your tuition inflation I’m moving right along! Plus I am independent enough to know that I need to do this shit myself and am starting my own company with a couple other Gen Xers who are wise to the game. Ease back pops, we’ll take it from here. You’ve done enough already.

    27th April 2011 at 5:04 pm

  175. Reverse Engineer says:

    @Admin

    Idiots are a pain, but they aren’t generally responsible for the problems, the EVIL people are the responsible ones. If you attack the EVIL people, you will stand a chance.

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 5:05 pm

  176. Colma Rising says:

    Flash: Stop sharing your porn… this is a family website.

    27th April 2011 at 5:05 pm

  177. Administrator says:

    Cynical30 puts such a beat down on flash that flash looks like a black woman who has been kicked in the face.

    rihanna-beat-up1.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 5:22 pm

  178. Administrator says:

    Flash will now respond with another picture of what he really likes on a Saturday night.

    27th April 2011 at 5:23 pm

  179. Cynical30 says:

    @ Admin

    BWAAAAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAA!!!!!!!!

    27th April 2011 at 5:27 pm

  180. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    Flash

    I think you are projecting your own desires through these pictures. Come clean you old queen.

    LOl….Men from my generation were easy to spot…not so much with yours.Gen Xers breaking a sweat is so rare it could be the cure for AIDS.

    27th April 2011 at 5:32 pm

  181. flash says:

    @ cynical-LOL -good thing your parents named you Sue or you might be down in the gutter with the rest of your piss ant generation sucking wigger dick.

    Life doesn’t guarantee you anyhting sunshine.Deal with it.
    I’ve noticed those on struck on easy street while I struggled often 7 days a week for decades and for the crumbs , but it never made me a weaker personIn fact I grew stronger. I’ve seen plenty of shit times which gave me cause to expect more and thus I come prepared..I suggest you and all others do the same.
    I never caused your sorrow and neither did any others of my generation,
    Grow the fuck up and understand that humility is flawed and easily corrupted….always has been and always will be.
    and as as one ex GI to another .FTA. and fuck you too if you don’t like it.

    27th April 2011 at 5:45 pm

  182. flash says:

    Gen X on parade .Wharton accountant takes the lead.

    gay-pride-parade.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 5:49 pm

  183. flash says:

    @ Cynical30 – You whine like a litte shool yard bitch ever before the shit hits the fan and hard times are upon us. You’ll be toast when the rubber hits the road.
    When did you parents first become ware that you were born without balls, At birth or when you starting sucking dick for milk money @ preschool?

    27th April 2011 at 5:54 pm

  184. Reverse Engineer says:

    GenX

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    RE

    27th April 2011 at 6:01 pm

  185. Reverse Engineer says:

    unsuccessfulwhiteguy10.jpg

    RE

    27th April 2011 at 6:03 pm

  186. flash says:

    Cynical30-how long where you in.And did you come away unscathed?

    I’ve been told that many of your ilk who served in the Cockmaster’s Corp got their rectums ripped out early in and where discharged with a disability never to shit again?

    27th April 2011 at 6:07 pm

  187. howard in nyc says:

    Dave L made a good point.

    Dave L says: “You give the boomer generation credit for their ‘stand against the Vietnam War and their protests against the man during the 1960s.’ But those who stood up for those causes were never a majority of boomers. I say this not to further condemn boomers, but as additional explanation for how the generation could have gone so horribly astray. The majority never was on an altruistic or idealistic path.”

    my view of the boomer generation was certainly skewed, spending my teenage years in a liberal college town. and lord knows the sociology and cultural studies crap i read in those courses meant to make me ‘well rounded’ (why didn’t someone advise me to take a greek classics or roman history course instead?) focused on the educated elite of the generation. the relatively small number of blue collar boomers i knew well were quite different from their hippie/college educated counterparts. it is easy for me to forget or discount that nixon’s ‘silent majority’ included a lot of then young adults.

    27th April 2011 at 6:16 pm

  188. Cynical30 says:

    @ Flash

    Fuck you, you son of a bitch! hahahaha

    I was in 4 years & didn’t come out totally unscathed. I came out meaner and more pissed off at those asshats in Washington than ever before, and stupid Americans as a whole. Basically I went in as a young, dumb ass liberal kid just like my peers, not knowing any better and came out a total prick. Case in point:

    I had a combat jump by the Iran/Afghan/Paki tri-border region in order to disrupt a “ratline” of weapons smiggling to the talibansters. Then I get out and do a little studying on my own, only to find out that it was really to scare hajji off a part of the proposed Halliburton natural gas pipeline path. Plus imagine outfitting a HMM-V with a 2 million dollar IED jammer to cancel out a $8 weapon. I get fucking enraged just thinking about some of that shit.

    So no goodamn shit there are no guarantees you gay porn posting closet case. My issues are the fact that the idea of responsibility is fucking dead in this country on all levels, from generational and national all the way down to personal.

    What, there were no WMDs? Oh well.
    What, I was suppose to raise that kid? Eh, I’m good.
    What, our empire is about to collapse? Hey, that’s scary and it sounds political so it must be boring. What’s on TV?
    What, my generation really did drop the ball on our infrastructure/education system/foreign policy/monetary policy/fiscal policy? Hey, it wasn’t MY fault. I’M DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER ONES!
    What, I didn’t save anything for retirement? Hey Uncle Sam, GIMME GIMME GIMME!
    What’s the government shits on the constitution? Oh well, what can I do about it? Plus I have NOTHING to hide!
    What, people want to blow shit up in the US & kill us? Hey, what’s THEIR problem!? They must hate our freedom. Yeah, that’s a good reason.

    Basically yeah, my youthful idealism was definitely a casualty of war. Plus I did things that I don’t like to think about, but guess what? It ain’t the government’s fault for that. I volunteered for it. My issue is that we shouldn’t have been there in the 1st place, but no one across our generational spectrum took the time or energy to THINK or ACT to stop it. I tell you what though old man. WHEN the shit does hit the fan back here in the states I got everything I need to sink the fucking battleship of anyone who comes to me trying to take something for free.

    27th April 2011 at 6:45 pm

  189. cv51 says:

    Admin: Strange, my wife and I have been watching those spaghetti westerns this week.

    27th April 2011 at 6:52 pm

  190. cv51 says:

    I started looking for the truth in 1991 when I got caught with my pants down in the business cycle so to speak. I went through one publication after another and ended up with Bill Bonner. I expanded my horizons with the help of this medium and as the end transpires I have found you fuckers. Thank God for that!!!! This family gives a funny and thought provoking window into the real world .

    27th April 2011 at 7:05 pm

  191. Colma Rising says:

    Flash comes out swinging today:
    KravMaga.jpg

    Cynical responds with a knock-out

    27th April 2011 at 7:48 pm

  192. Muck About says:

    @Cynical30:

    You have my thanks and sympathy for what you went through in defense of fraud and the current policies of the FSofA.

    Don’t let your experience sour you on all the people of this “used to be” free United sates of America. There are far more people here who value truth, honor, duty and country than those whose actions only reflect self-interest.

    Likely, the majority of your neighbors know that’s something is wrong here and getting worse, yet, because of lack of education or experience, recognize the causes and cures of the problem.

    Because the cure(s) for the problem requires the collapse of the U. S. monetary system and a reset of Federal, State and local debt with the accompanied Greater Depression that will follow such a reset, everyone (including all generations beyond those of the Silent (mine)) are trying their best to put it off, delay it, deny it or make it go away by praying, wishing or pretending (as in kicking the can) it will go away if only we go into greater debt, spend more than we have, print money in excess of a sorry and declining GDP or other “fool yourself” fantasy.

    Do not take the “generational blame” game to heart. We – more mature – “Silents” failed in 1973 when we failed to lynch Tricky Dick Nixon when he and Arthur Burns (then Fed Chairman) closed the gold window for international settlements. Things have gone to hell in more or less a straight line since then – so even we Silents own some of the blame – even though none of the Boomers or X’ers or what-the-fuck-others have reversed the slippery slide to disaster we now face and WILL go through.

    Again, thanks for your sacrifice and duty and try not to be too cynical, Ok?

    MA

    27th April 2011 at 7:50 pm

  193. Administrator says:

    flash

    Come clean. What were you really doing in the barracks with the fellas?

    27th April 2011 at 8:27 pm

  194. Magoo says:

    You started by identifying a number of bloggers who identify most of the nations financial problems as originating from undue, selfish, and destructive influence by a small group of very rich and powerful men. I largely agree with their premise. Then you go on to blame this on boomers, not individuals of a certain mindset or particular actions. I have read many of the bloggers you listed and do not recall them assigning the destructive activity on the basis of “generation”. They identified the actions and behaviors and motives that caused the problem. That the offending 1% are mostly boomers is undoubdedly true as a mater of demographics. Whether or not the offence is a function of real or imagined characterictics of boomers or other obvious or obscure reasons is an interesting question. Unfortunately you didn’t pause to examine the question as you were too busy name calling.

    27th April 2011 at 8:29 pm

  195. Administrator says:

    flash posts another RE sized cut and paste that no one will read.

    27th April 2011 at 8:37 pm

  196. flash says:

    cynical30- Stay focused mama’s little booger eater.No one owes you jack shit., especially a boomer .

    You really believe your bullshit piss ant life matters in the grande scheme of things. Here’s a clue You’re just another wind sucking slug blindly focused on gettign everything you can take grab just like every other turd fouling up the punch bowl of life.
    And as far as I’m concerned the service you’ve provided to society is to yourself..You got paid didn’t you?
    And you’ve got you free education on the tax payers dime now STFU and go to work.You need get busy contributing to my retirement .

    administrator says:

    flash

    Come clean. What were you really doing in the barracks with the fellas?

    That’s funny coming from a closet queen who blather ncessantly on how sexual deviants need be allowed to share a public shower with the normals.

    @ Colma the only thing that get’s knocked out is you brain everytime you mouth engages.

    27th April 2011 at 8:44 pm

  197. flash says:

    @ cynical -WHEN the shit does hit the fan back here in the states I got everything I need to sink the fucking battleship of anyone who comes to me trying to take something for free.

    LOl..OK , well then booger eater, maybe you need to get back on your meds.

    27th April 2011 at 8:47 pm

  198. Colma Rising says:

    Magoo: I don’t know if you’ve read the comments, but note a common theme: Gen Xers are more than willing to admit shortcomings while you boomstainers make every concievable attempt to defend what is quite arguably the most vile, selfish, irresponsible, America ruining group of shitbags to ever take the wheel of the Ship of State and business. (OK, a few exceptions from some honorary Xers)

    The bloggers Admin listed don’t adress generational cycles.

    Incidentally, it is my firm belief that TBP is far better than those blogs. Let’s cut the rhetorical intricacies and put 2 and 2 together:

    Baby Boomers weree in power when this country took a nose dive.
    Baby Boomers hate to hear this.

    Baby Boomers Eat Shit

    27th April 2011 at 8:51 pm

  199. Administrator says:

    flash

    Are you going to let the wife out of the dungeon this weekend so she can wash your underwear? Watching that gay Boomer porn on the internet can get messy.

    27th April 2011 at 9:01 pm

  200. Surly1 says:

    Jim,
    Enjoyed your article and look forward to the rest.

    As a boomer I’ll own up quite readily to the fact that our generation hs shit the bed. We are collectively the most pampered, selfish, coddled, narcissistic generation ever produced. The inability of ourm pols to make tough, principled or unpopular decisions underlines that fact. No solutions will come forward from a boomer leader.

    I’ve had conversations with other boomers along the linesw of “what happened to our generation,” and am reminded that it was only a noisy minority who opposed vietnam and made noise. There remained a quiet majority whho took it all in, smoked the dope, screwed the girls and enjoyed the abundant benefits of the women’s movement, then cashed in during the Reagan/Gordon Gekko years.

    But let’s not forget that boomers have had lots of cross-generational hellp in ending the American dream. As noted above, Nixon’s taking us off gold and ending Bretton Woods started a flow of money out of this country. When we started closing steel plants and exporting manufacturing jobs, when we passed the chimera of NAFTA and GATT, when we wrote laws to give tax breaks to corporations outsourcing American jobs– we had a lot of help, across generations.

    Everyone gathered on this page knows we are in for a Big Unwind. We just don’t know how or when.

    So take the boomers to task, and deservedly so, since it our turn to be in charge, but let’s not overlook the pernicious effects of three branches of government wholly in thrall to Big Money, to a SCOTUS intent on eliminating any legal barrier to government by economic warlord, and to a justice system that is irretrievably broken.

    The boomer generation has failed our country. But you’ve all pitched in.

    27th April 2011 at 9:06 pm

  201. Colma Rising says:

    Flash:

    Every one of your selfish, blame deflecting and even self incriminating (as to why BBES) comments strengthen my resolve that you and your stinky generation suck cock.

    Keep ‘em coming Gray Bush.

    Your grumpy old honkey ass is doing a fine job representing your ilk.

    27th April 2011 at 9:06 pm

  202. Administrator says:

    RE

    I can’t believe you haven’t latched onto the brilliant Boomer extermination plan. Think of all the benefits. We would save the entitlement system by getting rid of them before they suck us dry. By eliminating 76 million societal leeches and their 100 million SUVs, we would push peak oil off by 20 years. We would also free up all those jobs for Millenials. It would solve our food shortage problem by eliminating 76 million obese parasites.

    I can’t find any downsides.

    27th April 2011 at 9:07 pm

  203. flash says:

    Generation Xer’ upon learning tha mommy and dADDY are broke thanks to his sham of an education and the government likewise meaning the momma’s little baby might have to leave his meaningless job shuffling papers and learn some real skills in order to feed his worthless ass.

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    27th April 2011 at 9:09 pm

  204. Surly1 says:

    I might add that anyone who thinks that they are going to take on the Majesty of the State through force of arms is either clearly delusional or hasn’t been paying attention.

    google “G-20 Pittsburgh” and see what they do when they are merely prepared. And imagine what they will do when they get worried.

    Non-compliance and opting out is a far better, and ultimately more pottent option.

    27th April 2011 at 9:10 pm

  205. Administrator says:

    Surly1

    The Boomers couldn’t have done what they did if the Federal Reserve and the income tax hadn’t been formed in 1913. We didn’t get into this position over night.

    27th April 2011 at 9:12 pm

  206. LLPOH says:

    Colam – here is the photo I promised you yesterday. I can imagine Flsh’s head stuck in there:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKwUDSF2hsTpbieFajerrdZ24s4RAcMLdGHuS-ynuf0b1LO9j_&t=1

    27th April 2011 at 9:12 pm

  207. flash says:

    Gen X kids, even more fucked up than they.

    too_old_for_emo.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 9:15 pm

  208. XER says:

    Mr. Quinn,

    Have you ever considered preparing a word cloud from the posts of Mr. Flash? The results could be put into a time capsule for future generations (If there are any).

    Sincerely,

    XER

    27th April 2011 at 9:15 pm

  209. Colma Rising says:

    Llpoh: Aaaaawe daaaam!!! I’m vomiting and going blind!

    ASSHOLE!

    27th April 2011 at 9:20 pm

  210. Surly1 says:

    llpoh, colma–

    What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    I now fear for my very soul!

    27th April 2011 at 9:33 pm

  211. flash says:

    Cynical 30 -btw is that your IQ or the lenth you can swallow without gagging?

    Hey, but really.i’m sorry your ol
    man traded you in for a real boy.that’s life kid.But there still hope.I hear theres a medical breakthrough in nut sack transplants.Maybe when you get a nutsack and you could later on save up for a set of balls as well. I doubt a Xer’s could help you out in the the cajones department though….probably have to go to a boomer for those.
    Bet you heard this a lot growing up.
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    27th April 2011 at 9:33 pm

  212. flash says:

    Cynical 30 oz.- Bet you heard this a lot growing up.
    dumbass-268×300.jpg

    27th April 2011 at 9:35 pm

  213. flash says:

    Don’t look now Xer’s , but the boomers dun stole you check writing crayon and Mama’s credit card maxed
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    27th April 2011 at 9:39 pm

  214. Administrator says:

    Dumbass Boomers can’t even get a picture to post. Time to exterminate these dumbasses.

    27th April 2011 at 9:40 pm

  215. flash says:

    How sweet.Colma and lloopy sharing the love.It’s takes one ass grabber to recognize another.

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    27th April 2011 at 9:45 pm

  216. flash says:

    Dumbass administrator thinks Word press is a serious format for blogging.

    27th April 2011 at 9:46 pm

  217. flash says:

    LOL Generation ass crack , silly the fruit of the Gen X tree,

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    27th April 2011 at 9:51 pm

  218. flash says:

    Apparently administration disabled pic post. no matter I’m through,
    Storms a brewing and the children have been slapped around enough.
    You can go back to slurping one another cock now. I won’t poke anymore holes in your whiny snot sucking facade that you broadly try to pass off as self-reliance.
    You butt licking city bred shitstained pansy assed dweebs wouldn’t make a pimple on a boomer ass.

    27th April 2011 at 9:56 pm

  219. howard in nyc says:

    chode-licking fuck monkey.

    i don’t even remember who said that.

    but it was awesome.

    27th April 2011 at 10:06 pm

  220. Administrator says:

    Boomer flash declares that his clueless inability to post a picture is the result of a conspiracy by Admin against him. I will reveal now that SSS and I have been running a CIA counter espionage operation against flash. We have found out that flash actually jerks off to portraits of Abraham Lincoln.

    27th April 2011 at 10:09 pm

  221. Administrator says:

    howard

    Cynical30 said it. One ot the best lines ever.

    27th April 2011 at 10:10 pm

  222. crapdetector46 says:

    Just finished the anti-boomer diatribe of this article.

    Of course tremendous damage was done by boomers, but not because we are more stupid, or evil, or self-centered than any other generation. Not at all.

    We are different in only one significant metric: OUR SIZE.

    What other generations, equally selfish, might have done, but could not, was done by boomers, because THEY COULD.

    With all the bodies massed in our favor, we could argue against an unpopular war, and win.

    Our interests carried the day, our ideologies dominated the media, our values ruled the roost.

    Every generation would, if left to their own devices, vote themselves largesse from public coffers and benefits from public policies; but only the 800 lb boomer-gorrillas in the room could actually do it.

    And we did.

    27th April 2011 at 10:10 pm

  223. Colma Rising says:

    Flash has gone cuckoo again, methinks…

    Surly1 said:”Non-compliance and opting out is a far better, and ultimately more pottent option.”

    I agree. I don’t think many folks realize how dumb armed resistance truly is in this day and age… Pittsburg was quite nice if you could see what is really out there to subdue people.

    As an example: Does anybody play with or have those nerf guns?

    Take the ones that have very few rounds. Then take the ones with an easy trigger and a load of nerf rounds. Give one to your kid or girl. Take the other. Have a nerf fight.

    It will illustrate the difference rapidly. The one with the low-capacity single shots will be cowering under a barrage of nerf pellets trying to reload.

    In real life this equals YOU’RE WASTED AND PUSHING DAISIES.

    27th April 2011 at 10:16 pm

  224. Administrator says:

    crapdetector

    Exactly 100% correct. It is the size of the generation that mattered. There are delusional dumbasses in every generation, but the Boomers were so large, whatever direction they decided to go, the country would be dragged along. They clearly made more bad choices than good choices.

    27th April 2011 at 10:18 pm

  225. Colma Rising says:

    Crapdetector said: “With all the bodies massed in our favor…”

    I detect a typo…

    You must have meant “Body Mass” in your favor.

    27th April 2011 at 10:20 pm

  226. XER says:

    Dear Flash,

    Please don’t forget the big profits made by boomer dealers selling drugs to Xers.

    The boomers did not only ruin the United States, they also ruined Colombia and Mexico because of their extreme appetite for cocaine. Who can forget all the late night jokes about coke by boomer idiot television show hosts. Like the boomers really care about Latin Americans anyway. They only exist for them to serve them booze, large quantities of deep fried food, and wash their shit stained underwear after cleaning up their vomit.

    27th April 2011 at 11:59 pm

  227. Reverse Engineer says:

    “I can’t believe you haven’t latched onto the brilliant Boomer extermination plan. Think of all the benefits. We would save the entitlement system by getting rid of them before they suck us dry. By eliminating 76 million societal leeches and their 100 million SUVs, we would push peak oil off by 20 years. We would also free up all those jobs for Millenials. It would solve our food shortage problem by eliminating 76 million obese parasites.

    I can’t find any downsides.”-Admin

    The Downside is that knocking off 76M People with 6.3B on the Planet is like cutting $30B in spending when your Deficit is $2T. You haven’t even made a dent here.

    Get back to me when you have a Plan for Exterminating 5B people. Then we can get realistic here about solving some problems.

    RE

    28th April 2011 at 12:11 am

  228. THC4SSS says:

    So I see a lot of references to the “oligarchs” in many blog articles these days. Who are these people? Or are you just using the term referring to “those guys on top”? Is it the collective behavior of people in power who may not know that their actions are leading to the current situation? Or do you believe that there is really a group of very powerful people who get together outside the normal channels and discuss how they can do all this evil? One thing for certain, they must be boomers!!

    28th April 2011 at 1:09 am

  229. The Joker says:

    Be carefull what you ask for.

    The extermination program (depopulation) is allready running. Not just focused on boomers though. Began with viruses having long incubation periods that develop bone degeneration and cancer, making lots of dough for Big Medicine and Big Pharma. Then another that causes heart attacks in fit, healthy folks. GMO foods add more receptors for the viruses, so you will be seeing it attack younger generations soon. Engineered flu pandemic (supposedly synergistic with the others) to really reduce population failed first attempt, and i’m not privy to what the replacement plan or timetable is.

    28th April 2011 at 1:20 am

  230. Cynical30 says:

    Wow, I get back on here and I see 12 consecutive posts from Flash with my name in them will all kinds of time stamps. I’m living in your mind rent free, but who the fuck wants to stay in a 2 square centimeter flat? You’re man crush is starting to make me uncomfortable. Your sexuallity was already at least questionable and at most obvious, you queened out human torch.

    Just like a boomer to not concede defeat after a substandard and lackluster performance. You my good sir are but a small Japanese girl under the heel of Godzilla. Pack it up & take it home. I’ve had tougher challenges smacking around thalidomide baby shopping cart gatherers in the Kroger parking lot.

    28th April 2011 at 8:52 am

  231. flash says:

    @ cynitard – The only thing you can make a clam to smacking is your lips after pulling the blow job train at the local Greyhound station.

    28th April 2011 at 9:31 am

  232. flash says:

    The brat Xer’ generation wants promote the idea that sucess and failure of there entire life hinges on the actions of another , specifically the policies of their government . They had no choices? WHHHAAAHHHH.
    What a pathetic pack of peter puffing losers.

    Hey’ ya’ll shoudl all go down to your local mall and get new nose rings.The old ones seem to be wearing a little thin..
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    Fucking pussies.

    28th April 2011 at 9:37 am

  233. Administrator says:

    flash

    Have you finished beating your wife for the day?

    You haven’t chimed in on my Boomer extermination plan. What if we just exterminate Boomer women? That should satisfy you.

    Can you cut and paste another article about Abraham Lincoln being the best President in the history of the US?

    28th April 2011 at 9:46 am

  234. Administrator says:

    flash

    Your Boomer brain came back to life and you can post pictures again? What happened to the Admin conspiracy?

    28th April 2011 at 9:47 am

  235. flash says:

    JQ- Next, You should do an article explaining the effect of astrological influence post WWII on the current economical and political landscape and then tie that in with the generational theory to boost credibilty.
    Do you also believe in Rule By Reptilian?

    28th April 2011 at 9:59 am

  236. Administrator says:

    flash

    Do you not let your wife vote or do you just tell her how to vote under threat of a severe thrashing?

    28th April 2011 at 10:02 am

  237. Administrator says:

    flash recalls the good old days

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    28th April 2011 at 10:06 am

  238. flash says:

    The Federal Thugacracy’s embrace of Imperialism is what set US on the path to ruin.It hadn’t a damn thing to do with the junk science “Generational Theory”

    The boomers didn’t make you a city bred gas fume swilling traffic jockey , who has no skills outside paper pushing and number crunching.You chose your own path.
    That’ not to say i don’t enjoy your perspective , but your out in the twilight zone on this one.
    But then again, Maybe you can parlay this bullshit into real fame.Have you contacted the Alex Jones show yet?

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/raico/raico42.1.html

    ‘In the United States, this imperialism found an echo in the political class. In 1890, Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, of the Naval War College, published The Influence of Sea Power Upon History. Soon translated into many foreign languages, it was used by imperialists in Britain, Germany, Japan, and elsewhere to intensify the naval arms race and the scramble for colonies. In America, a young politician named Theodore Roosevelt made it his bible.

    The great Democratic president Grover Cleveland – strict constitutionalist and champion of the gold standard, free trade, and laissez-faire – held out against the rising tide. But ideas of a “manifest destiny” for America transcending the continent and stretching out to the whole world were taking over the Republican Party. Roosevelt, Mahan, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, John Hay, and others formed a cabal imbued with the new, proudly imperialist vision. They called their program “the large policy.””

    28th April 2011 at 10:12 am

  239. Administrator says:

    The way flash likes em. Plus, they sholdn’t be allowed to vote or speak unless told to by flash. Thank God TBP has its Village Bigot to go along with our Village Idiot.

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    28th April 2011 at 10:12 am

  240. Administrator says:

    Flash’s wife after she was late delivering his gay porn videos.

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    28th April 2011 at 10:29 am

  241. flash says:

    JQ – LOL ..My wife has written more academic papers than you have spewed bullshit fantasy which is to say a lot.

    If you support the moral destruction of society and family by the the female engaing in wanton hypergamy then by all means say it.Don’t sit your fat ass on the fence then choosing a position according to popularity.

    http://alphagameplan.blogspot.com/
    I’m guessing you’re a Gamma?…am I correct.

    28th April 2011 at 10:29 am

  242. Administrator says:

    Flash

    She must have really poor self esteem to be married to a gay porn loving bigot.

    28th April 2011 at 10:34 am

  243. flash says:

    It’s not your fault you’re a Gamma , Jim. …probally just the fact that you have tiny pecker and no balls.
    You can get help though.

    search%3Fq%3Dweak%2Bmen%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1254%26bih%3D863%26tbm%3Disch0%2C324&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=388&page=1&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0&tx=79&ty=21&biw=1254&bih=863

    28th April 2011 at 10:38 am

  244. flash says:

    Jim , this wont help you grow a nutsack , but may do wonders for your self esteem.

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    28th April 2011 at 10:40 am

  245. Administrator says:

    flash

    Still having trouble with pictures? All of TBP awaits your next cut and paste job that won’t be read. Do the world a favor and pull a Bud Dwyer as a message to your Boomer brotherhood.

    28th April 2011 at 10:46 am

  246. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    Flash

    She must have really poor self esteem to be married to a gay porn loving bigot.

    Wrong again JQ. Since she’s an Xer ‘ she chose me the boomer because she didn’t want to spend her entire life listening to a feminized Xers whine incessantly, blaming boomers for their miserable existence.

    You know, like you do! Do you want me to send you a pacifier.

    Got one here.Just your size.

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    PS I’m Flash and I really love men, so I post pictures of gay men as a cover for my homosexuality that blossomed while I was in the military.

    28th April 2011 at 10:49 am

  247. flash says:

    JQ silently pleads for help.

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    Picture of Flash’s cat right before he had sex with it.

    28th April 2011 at 10:56 am

  248. Matt says:

    It is important to remind ourselves *why* we have a problem. Infinite/exponential growth is not possible on a finite planet.

    One item that you have not addressed is the male Boomer propensity to have two or more families with two or more wives. It appears that as a Silent — or a Boomer who started at a young age — Michael M. Thompson is on the cutting edge of this trend: “This is a remarkable piece. I’m forwarding it to my six children, aged 54-24.” Congratulations on being a trend setter, Michael.

    28th April 2011 at 11:22 am

  249. Cynical30 says:

    @ Flash

    So your wife’s an Xer, huh? Given the fact that you’re a boomer I’m assuming she’s wife #3, since I’m sure your old boomer wife(s) was smothering your individuality. OMFG dude, you are fucking King Boomer, the lord and prototype for your generation! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAA!!!!

    28th April 2011 at 1:02 pm

  250. flash says:

    Cynical30,
    You presume much dickhead and all wrong.

    I dream of having a threesome with Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama

    28th April 2011 at 4:36 pm

  251. Surly1 says:

    Well, hasn’t this followed the standard TBP story arc:

    1) Great article

    2) Informed and thoughtful posts.

    3) responses in kind.

    4) Ad hominem attacks, and counterattacks.

    5) A monkey cage full of turds.

    28th April 2011 at 5:15 pm

  252. Administrator says:

    Surly1

    At least 5 of the posts were not ad hominem attacks. I think that was a record.

    28th April 2011 at 5:28 pm

  253. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    Surly1

    At least 5 of the posts were not ad hominem attacks. I think that was a record.

    Class extraordinaire. Salutations to you sir for having the only blog on the world wide web that isn’t censored.
    …. sorry about your pet monkey..
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/280478/richard_pryor_pet_monkey/

    28th April 2011 at 6:20 pm

  254. Reverse Engineer says:

    @Surly

    You forgot to include the Pics.

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    Hey Jim, where’s that Plan for Exterminating 5B People? Inquiring Minds want to know. LOL.

    RE

    28th April 2011 at 6:26 pm

  255. Colma Rising says:

    Surly: You forgot to mention the rabid boomer monkey in the corner pulling it to his gay porn in addition to flinging handfulls of shit.

    RE: Admin’s plan isn’t global in nature yet. Remember… change begins at home (Alaska preferably)!

    28th April 2011 at 8:42 pm

  256. Colma Rising says:

    Who says the Millenials aren’t awesome?

    Here’s my new favorite band…

    The YouTube sensation…

    The Millionaires!!!

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    28th April 2011 at 11:45 pm

  257. Bob says:

    Expat says:

    “I remain an optimist. One day things will get better. One day man will exterminate himself and remove a blot on the face of the universe. Life likely will continue on this planet and myriad others in the universe.”
    _____

    I remain an optimist too. If you really believe that “man will exterminate himself and remove a blot on the face of the universe,” perhaps you should have the courage of your convictions and start the trend. After all, the same “man” you condemn has given you the means and opportunity to express your vile opinions. Where would we all be without that nebulous “man” and his myriad inventions? Probably still living in caves, foraging for food, using sticks and stones to fend of predators, burning the environment to keep warm and wearing the skins of slaughtered animals for clothing – or maybe palm fronds instead. And when your basest desire to “exterminate” “man” from this planet is achieved, you can rest in peace that more intelligent and virtuous creatures, like termites and slugs, will continue to improve on the legacy that evil “man” has left in his wake.

    Sure, “man” is not perfect and has committed the worst atrocities for his own self aggrandizement that have ever been, but “man” has also created the best inventions to improve his own lot in life that have also ever been. Maybe you think that rats and serpents could do better?

    And what makes you think that the “universe” gives a rat’s ass about “man”? It was here long before you were and will continue to be here long after you are gone.

    Wake up and smell your own bullshit you moronic pinhead!

    29th April 2011 at 12:45 am

  258. Lisa says:

    Blaming any one generation is absolutely wrong. I am not a boomer..but my parents are. I know my family has worked very hard to have what we have. Not all Americans are economists..but I sure wish now that I majored in Economics as I am sure many of us are waking up to a country that is honestly one big facade! I mean it absolutely blows my mind that we borrow over 40% of what this country spends. That’s insane! If I ran my household like that..I would be done by now!

    The real fault lies in the leadership of this country..as humans are of herd instinct and we do tend to follow what precedes us as it is only natural. Many of us just happened to get caught up in the “blue light” specials our government likes to throw at us. After all we pay them well to guide us and lead this country in the right direction.

    But..hell. Our leaders for the last 40 years especially has sold us out…and honestly has dug the deepest grave for us Americans. Whoever they are…they are seriously greedy and selfish…and yes will destroy the greatest country in the world.

    Its important to not blame anyone in particular ..for as a country we really need to be strong and come together and help each other through some very hard times coming in the future. To write this is dividing and really it is the last thing our country needs.

    Instead of pointing blame…write about something that may give Americans ideas on how to help our country. I see a lot of people complaining and crying about our situation..but what we need is innovation and creation and new ideas that can stimulate our economy. Like a new energy development that can change the way we use energy today. Just my two cents.

    29th April 2011 at 1:52 am

  259. Novista says:

    The scary thing I want to leave you with is:

    According to “The Fourth Turning”, boomers will direct the response to the crisis and Gen X will follow their orders. With Millenials as cannon fodder …

    Oh, and if the GI generation is dead, I and other Silents must be ghosts. Boo!

    29th April 2011 at 8:01 am

  260. flash says:

    Colma raking a break from defending Jim’s nonsensical generational spew,

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    29th April 2011 at 8:06 am

  261. Administrator says:

    Lisa

    This is part one of a 4 part series. I’m sure when I blame the Federal Reserve, bankers and the ruling elite you won’t have a problem. Boomers are not totally responsible for our predicament but they most certainly contributed greatly to our plight. Boomers are OK with blame when it isn’t directed at themselves. That is to be expected. They are the Shallowest Generation:

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/103202-the-shallowest-generation

    You Boomers will love this one.

    29th April 2011 at 8:08 am

  262. Administrator says:

    Novista

    I should have said dying off. I hope you are around to watch the fireworks when the Boomers tell me what to do.

    29th April 2011 at 8:09 am

  263. flash says:

    JQ, posing for posterity between long posts on generational theory spew and extended bouts’ of day dreaming on length of Lincolns’ cock .

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    I’m Flash and I can’t resist posting pictures of men with no clothes on. I can’t understand why I have this need. Can anyone help me?

    29th April 2011 at 8:12 am

  264. Nonanonymous says:

    Lisa, Congress could deal with wealth and tax disparity. Whatever solutions are attempted will have to be done at the federal level, which is where the problems reside. They’re more interested in maintaining status quo, i.e. their pensions.

    Either Congress deals with it, or the people will, when there isn’t enough food to go around. It will take a while for the food riots to start, but when they do, it will be difficult to stop. Because it will also mean, Congress has turned their back on the American people. God help them and God help us all.

    29th April 2011 at 8:49 am

  265. Muck About says:

    @Lisa: Good post. Of course, on this thread the bar is set at ground level..

    Too bad for you, your parents and your kids. You are exactly 100% right in pointing out the lack of leadership in the country for the past 40 years. I should say honest leadership – for it all started with Tricky Dick in 1973 and has gone downhill ever since.

    There is, sadly, no way out of the box that the Feds have built around us. The path to either severe inflation and stagflation or the path to hyperinflation and then total disaster are the only two directions that can be taken now. Should the Feds stop throwing money at selected banks (“Special ones”) to buy Treasury Bonds, Notes, et al, the FSofA will be instantly bankrupt. If they keep doing what they are doing now, we will, eventually be bankrupt as well, only with a far bigger fall and perhaps the destruction of the Republic.

    I’ve waited this thread out to make a comment because of all the monkey poop has been hard to avoid in negotiating the thread. But I just threw away my rubber boots, so I feel better now..

    MA

    29th April 2011 at 3:37 pm

  266. Administrator says:

    Muck

    I don’t know what you are talking about.

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    You better retract your statement, or else.

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    29th April 2011 at 3:46 pm

  267. Tie Dyed Tee Shirt says:

    Wow, just a double dog Wow. Jim, you outdid yourself this time with this rediculous childish hate rant about the boomers. Much of what you said is very very true however I take offense as being one of the few who did NOT act like the typical Fuckhead boomer. Even though I am a boomer and I have always hated my generation for what they did and how they acted. I never took part in any phase of their illusion or our country’s destruction. Not the house buying, not the debt, not the new cars, not the vacations, not the worthless kids that act like you just did in this article, not any part of this wastefull and narcissistic generation.

    I guess you would like to blame the fact that you’re generation’s current youth population is the dumbest on the planet. The children of your generation in this country are the most uneducated in all the world of all the developed countries. They score the lowest test scores in reading and comprehension, math and science skills against all developing country’s children. You’re generation’s kids have the highest dropout rate in history, the highest teen pregnancy rate in history. They have the highest level of addictions to sugar, Android/i-devices and techno-texting trinkets. They have the lowest initiative of any generation of children and they are addicted to hero worship and Idol mania of which you and your generation have created for them. You and your generation of parents should all be jailed for the job as parents you are doing. You and only you, (not the Boomers) are destroying your children’s future with your lack of responsibility and your “Lets Blame the Last President or Generation” for everything that is wrong attitude. What you and you’re generation are doing Mr. Quinn is far more criminal than some boomers buying second homes. We did not stab our children in the back as you have. Now blame the failure of your generation’s children on the Boomers with your next sand box hissy fit.

    You are quite probably one the most intelligent writers on the internet and certainly close to being my most favorite. But you broke a cardinal rule with this childish rage rant that Obama likes to use all the time. He is constantly blaming the last president for all his current fuck ups. I believe you may have written about this priviously. At what time do you and your children’s generation start taking responsibility for being the most undereducated least productive most addicted group in American History?

    This rage rant you did here serves to accomplish but one thing. Increase hatred and violent feelings among your snot nosed generation for those who came before you.

    29th April 2011 at 4:05 pm

  268. Administrator says:

    Tie Dyed

    I’m glad you loved my article. I’ve certainly enjoyed the accolades handed to me by the morons from the Shallowest Generation. It means the world to me. I’ll see you in the extermination camp.

    29th April 2011 at 4:53 pm

  269. Muck About says:

    @Tie Died: My wife and I had the pleasure of raising two boomer daughters. Both of good intellect, well behaved (until puberty) and taught right from wrong at an early age, made to carry their share of the load to earn what comes from that effort. Right up to the time that peer pressure forced them into identical bad decisions at around 17-18. I love them both equally but both of them started making a string of bad decisions that has almost ruined my youngest daughter’s life and the older daughter is finally (at 52) getting her act together.

    It was not for being left out on the brains, nor the information and teaching that we personally gave them. It was peer pressure, attitude and the general drift of seeing those peers behave in certain ways that got them both in trouble. My eldest daughter followed her Mom and Dad’s suggestion when she evidenced a desire to purchase an old Revolutionary mini-farm in CT. about 15 years ago (her husband was a career Navy man at Groton at the time). I showed them both how they could take this old relic (solid underneath but badly used) and, using _cash flow_ restore it, over time to do what my daughter dreamed of doing – running a bed and breakfast in a unique and lovely setting.

    To my utter horror, instead of using cash flow, after a few years, they got caught up in the never ending Ponzi scheme of refinancing the place and sucking money out of the new “valuation” and mortgage to hurry up the process and improve their life style. Instead of ending up with a beautiful place that would have paid for itself in a few more years, they ended up at the crest of the housing market with a beautiful place that was leveraged out 3 times the amount they had initially paid for it and went almost bust in the process.

    They eventually sold it and were not completely underwater – but far closer than they ever expected to be after putting 13 years of hard labor and money into it.

    All their fault and I didn’t hear about it until it came time to sell it and finally move on to other endeavors. I almost croaked – but didn’t say a word except to gently make sure they knew what they had done to screw the pooch.

    So even with the best of (asked for) advise, they still managed to get burned to the point far exceeding pain.

    So I am at a loss as to why boomers as a class (never judge an individual because he may turn out to be a winner compared to his peers) seemed to push themselves into this “gimmee” gotta have it all right now corner. I just know that it happened and there is now (with exceptions) hundreds of thousands of middle aged people that s_t_i_l_l don’t have a clue and feel short changed by life when they’ve done it all to themselves. I don’t understand it.

    And, for the most part – with exceptions – they’ve failed their children by making the single parent household the norm and latchkey kids spending 5 days with Mom and 2 days with Dad and all that crap have just about destroyed the traditional family.

    Boomers as a rule, have no sticking power. If it doesn’t work, quit. If you have an argument with wifey, smack her in the chops and walk out rather than try to work it out. If the job isn’t good enough for your ego (and boomers have very large, bright red, knobby egos), well then quit and turn into a member of the FSA in good standing and screw the wifey and kids.

    I have a grandson with a Masters from the best Art school on the East Coast who’s pushing coffee in Starbucks and playing with a rinky dink band for nickels or dimes on the weekends. His girlfriend is so screwed up that her facebook page is a place where psychologists come to study odd behaviour. So the boomers are passing bad judgement and no guidance on down to their children and we are fucking doomed..

    I need a drink and will have one real soon now..

    MA

    29th April 2011 at 5:45 pm

  270. Reverse Engineer says:

    “So I am at a loss as to why boomers as a class (never judge an individual because he may turn out to be a winner compared to his peers) seemed to push themselves into this “gimmee” gotta have it all right now corner. “-Muck About

    You can’t figure this one out? Good Grief man, its OBVIOUS. Perhaps Captain Obvious will ride to the rescue someday.

    captain.obvious.jpg

    RE

    29th April 2011 at 6:14 pm

  271. Administrator says:

    Muck

    Thanks for putting a personal face on my Boomer rant. Individual Boomers always take my diatribes, which are factually correct, personally rather than seeing the big picture of how generation function as a group. Peer pressure and common experiences, culture, music, literature, etc are what distinguish a generation. Boomer egos don’t allow themselves to step back and look at things rationally.

    29th April 2011 at 7:23 pm

  272. Colma Rising says:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTIJELcaW19sWK_BhqTNQRKpkytSjK5FrODRBaNUPOxfCOfUs1xsQ

    (RE navigates the slippery slopes of boomerhood)

    29th April 2011 at 9:03 pm

  273. flash says:

    You kids are fucked up due to the fact that you raised them to be Godless heathens.
    Don’t blame it on a generation.The blame rests in you method of parenting or lack thereof.

    Galatians 6:7-8 ESV

    Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

    29th April 2011 at 11:22 pm

  274. Novista says:

    flush

    It’s obvious you know nothing of generational theory — and that you don’t read comments which blow your idea of parenting to shreds. Like muck’s. And I could give you countless examples of kids who superficially hew to their parents’ example — but on their own, and probably influenced by peer pressure, are like Jekyll and Hyde personalities.

    Of course, there are always exceptions to broad generalizations, but, by and large, youth follows its own cohort. It was always thus.

    In an Egyptian tomb, there is an inscription loosely translated as: “The youth are going to the dogs.”

    Also, godless and heathen is not an invariable coupling. One doesn’t have to bash the bible to have an ethical sense. And, in some of the colonial Puritan sects, good works and right thinking meant nothing: you might still be a heathen and God would have Chosen you as one of the Elect.

    I encountered a variation of that many years ago — a young woman who asserted she was “born-again, saved … and it doesn’t matter what I do now.”

    Maybe that’s why “”In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14: 2

    30th April 2011 at 7:22 am

  275. museman says:

    Categorizing a group of people under one title like Boomers, then deriding that name is called discrimination. It foments prejudice and is the cause of some of our country’s worst moments. “Boomers” are also responsible for some of our country’s best moments.

    30th April 2011 at 9:15 am

  276. Administrator says:

    museman

    Their best moment is yet to come. When the last one dies off.

    30th April 2011 at 9:49 am

  277. flash says:

    Novista -but, by and large, youth follows its own cohort. It was always thus.

    Sans the moral compass provided by the parents teachings of Christianity many weak in spirit are easily influenced by the peer pressure from the amoral and selfish, but this in no way i8s unique to any generation.
    The so called Greatest Generation at the behest of the Lost generation went on one spree of wanton destruction and genocide unrivaled in the history of the world. When examined for authenticity it’s no wonder the values of that generation were rejected by their children.
    Every generation shits in the nest until the nest overflows and a new one has to be built.
    But who will build?
    Certainly not the fat-assed toady little milksop generation of James Quinn Nor their uncalloused Emo offspring .A blister is so rare among that age group that medical attention would be necessitated by the appearance of one.

    Generational theory is just some bullshit to explain away the consequences of living outside the law of God.
    You reap what you sow and we are all individually responsible for our own.
    God will not judge according to generation which is proof enough for me that no one generation has a monopoly on either sin or righteousness.

    30th April 2011 at 10:48 am

  278. Hillcountry says:

    Just love this thread!!! Born in 1953 and have been harassing my peers for most of my adult life re: playing along with such a rigged system. Always counselled younger folks to stay away from the 401K scam as the rules would be changed and to use inflation calculators to see what’s really happening. Made $10 an hour working at the Ford Rouge plant building Mustangs in 1972 and as of 2010 it would equate to $51. Never made more that $25 an hour in my whole life even with a highly specialized electronics manufacturing career over 20 years. Never planned on an entitlement and opposed the Boomer agenda in every way. No house, no debt, no illusions, no shit. There’s a few of us around but not many. Here’s a song I wrote last year to encourage bringing down the system and protecting oneself from the denouement of the dollar. Read it out loud to the tune of Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean.

    Better gitcha some gold,
    Quick as ya can,
    ‘Cause they’re just about done,
    Playin’ Kick the Can.

    Time’s runnin’ short,
    This dollar’s goin’ down,
    Git outta the casino,
    If ya don’t wanna drown,

    In worthless paper,
    ‘N leveraged debt,
    And all the promises yet
    To be unmet.

    There ain’t much time,
    So git a move on,
    Like the rich folks’re doin’
    Before it’s all gone.

    And let them bankers wallow
    In their paper pit,
    But let ‘em know
    We won’t forget,

    How they played us for fools,
    ‘N stripped us bare,
    Stole our labor,
    Yeah, they gave us a scare,

    But now we seen the truth,
    We seen how it works,
    We seen the fraud,
    ‘N we seen the perks.

    It was a rigged shell-game,
    Right from the git,
    ‘N their promise ain’t worth,
    A bucket ‘o spit.

    So gitcha some gold,
    For startin’ over again,
    We got rebuildin’ to do,
    It’s just a matter of when,
    We got rebuildin’ to do,
    It’s us versus them.

    30th April 2011 at 11:27 am

  279. Administrator says:

    Who says TBP doesn’t have diversity?

    Now we have our very own country and western singer.

    30th April 2011 at 1:08 pm

  280. Old Soldier says:

    So here’s the deal. Medicaid and Medicare. Boomers have been paying those taxes all our lives. Who has collected? Silents, mostly. Social Security? Yep, same deal. I am a mid boomer – ’55. Dropped out of college in ’74, went to work. For those of you who don;t remember, that was the first “oil shock.” Savings? Yeah, right. In fact, what Administrator may not understand is that for the second half boomers (’55 on to when ever you choose to start Xers), it’s basically been sort of sucky. The first half boomers had a great time. They got the free love. We got to be careful about AIDs. They got the last of the low mortgage rates as they started buying houses. We got the top and the back side of the housing boom collapse. And not just once – over and over. Basically we have paid a lot of taxes, a lot of interest on mortgages, and a lot of educational fees for our kids. Oh, yeah, and medical insurance for the kids, too. Now, as the first half of the boomers begin to retire, we get to put up with a good deal of bitter talk from the Xers, etc., about how good we had it. Yeah, right. We get to keep working. We get to keep paying taxes, And we’ve known damn well all our lives that we are probably never going to collect on all the “good deals” that the Silents and first half boomers voted for themselves. Look at military retirement. There are three separate plans now in effect. Silents and first half boomers got it good. Second half boomers and Xers got the short end of the stick. We’ve paid the taxes all our lives, and now we get told that “just wasn’t good enough.” “We should have saved more.” Yeah, right. When we had the disposable income before the kids came along, the economy was going to hell in a hand basket. Just because you are too young to remember 14% inflation, and 10% 30 year mortgages, doesn;t mean somebody didn’t have to deal with that. That was us. Then came the kids. Know why so many Xers were “latch key kids?” C’mon, think. Because, for the first time ever, mom and dad both had to work. Even if there wasn’t a divorce involved. Day care? Not cheap. But I suppose we should have saved more, right?

    I suppose we should not be disappointed. Second half boomers always knew it was going to end badly. Now Ferris Bueller has just discovered that he is going to have to pay for the car he trashed. Oh, poor Ferris. Kinda sucks, doesn’t? Maybe, you are more like being a second half boomer than an Xer after all… Nice of you to invite us to joint you, but we already sort of did. At least, we paid for your share, through a lifetime of taxes and “good deals” that went away just as we got to the head of the line. Now you want to tar us with the first half boomers that DID get all the good deals. Yeah, sure. Go ahead – talk to the hand. Mine has callouses on it – does yours?

    30th April 2011 at 3:02 pm

  281. printmemoney says:

    1 zip bruins….in case you weren’t watching

    30th April 2011 at 3:32 pm

  282. printmemoney says:

    Old Soldier –

    this is not the smallest violin playing for you, this is no violin

    get over it and do what you need to do to prepare for the upcoming collapse, if voting for more entitlements for yourself is what you have to do – do it

    30th April 2011 at 3:35 pm

  283. printmemoney says:

    in response to below….i put my response above because i don’t want you to have the read what I’m responding to.

    FUCK YOU RETARD…..take your glenn beck god talk elsewhere….lemming

    Novista -but, by and large, youth follows its own cohort. It was always thus.

    Sans the moral compass provided by the parents teachings of Christianity many weak in spirit are easily influenced by the peer pressure from the amoral and selfish, but this in no way i8s unique to any generation.
    The so called Greatest Generation at the behest of the Lost generation went on one spree of wanton destruction and genocide unrivaled in the history of the world. When examined for authenticity it’s no wonder the values of that generation were rejected by their children.
    Every generation shits in the nest until the nest overflows and a new one has to be built.
    But who will build?
    Certainly not the fat-assed toady little milksop generation of James Quinn Nor their uncalloused Emo offspring .A blister is so rare among that age group that medical attention would be necessitated by the appearance of one.

    Generational theory is just some bullshit to explain away the consequences of living outside the law of God.
    You reap what you sow and we are all individually responsible for our own.
    God will not judge according to generation which is proof enough for me that no one generation has a monopoly on either sin or righteousness

    30th April 2011 at 3:40 pm

  284. printmemoney says:

    uh oh tie game, admin’s gonna talk shit

    30th April 2011 at 3:41 pm

  285. printmemoney says:

    @tied dye tee shirt

    What you and you’re generation are doing Mr. Quinn is far more criminal than some boomers buying second homes. We did not stab our children in the back as you have. Now blame the failure of your generation’s children on the Boomers with your next sand box hissy fit.

    in reference to above

    I no longer read admin’s rave on the boomers. However, you calling him criminal is criminal. You are a retard. It’s the boomers fault. It’s human nature’s fault. It doesn’t matter. We need to prepare.

    On admin’s behalf, he won’t block my this YOU ARE A FUCKING RETARD, and YOUR ANGER IS MISGUIDED. fuck, some people need the background to see the light

    30th April 2011 at 3:59 pm

  286. Hey You! says:

    Like some perceptive readers point out, some members of the boomer group aren’t complete boobs.

    All my “boomer” kids except one HS dropout earned college degrees without student loans. In fact, one came out with close to a kilobuck more than when he entered college. Just goes to show what being raised by frugal parents who survived the depression can do.

    However, there is typically a break between generations because, usually, “They make the same mistakes that their grandfathers made”!

    30th April 2011 at 4:09 pm

  287. printmemoney says:

    @hey you

    send your social security check back, obviously your kids can take care of you

    30th April 2011 at 4:57 pm

  288. Thunderbird says:

    I am a so called boomer and a Viet Nam Vet. I was not drafted but volunteered. I missed the scum bag drug generation that protested against the war, has free sex, and treated the vets coming back from the war like shit, and took the reins as bankers, business people, and politicians that ruined this country for their greedy ends. These people are todays liberals and still self centered. For a few dollars more I would contribute to funding the bounty hunters to take these scum bags out. Want to know what happened to our country – look no further than the 60s generation that did not support our vets. Now we have one for president. How pitiful. This generation is going to lose everything because of their self center greed. But the country will go on. In the end wealth means nothing. Value is in wisdom; something this generation does not have.

    30th April 2011 at 5:54 pm

  289. Reverse Engineer says:

    thank-you-captain-obvious-2.jpg

    RE

    30th April 2011 at 6:10 pm

  290. Administrator says:

    printmemoney

    We’re going to spot the Bruins 3 games again so we can tear your fucking heart out.

    30th April 2011 at 7:16 pm

  291. flash says:

    rintmemoney says:

    in response to below….i put my response above because i don’t want you to have the read what I’m responding to.

    FUCK YOU RETARD…..take your glenn beck god talk elsewhere….lemming

    Typical…No respect for the creator.And this is why the militant Godless asscracks of the X and Y jerkanation are going to get their asses smoked.

    Welcome to the hell of your own creation sonny,I trust you have other skills besides keyboard cowboying .You’re gonna’ need them soon.

    30th April 2011 at 7:51 pm

  292. flash says:

    @ printmemoney .
    Were your parents mongrels too?

    30th April 2011 at 7:53 pm

  293. flash says:

    printmemoney says: On admin’s behalf, he won’t block my this YOU ARE A FUCKING RETARD

    Pot is that you?

    30th April 2011 at 8:10 pm

  294. flash says:

    @printapissantmoney ‘cuz ther eiz no existence otherwize.\\\\

    1st May 2011 at 12:18 am

  295. Novista says:

    @ old soldier

    Somehow your username doesn’t fit your profile. Whatever. Guessing you forgot a detail.

    The main thing here is, you kind of missed out on the GI generation. You know, them what came between Silents and Boomers. A little thing like WW2 that many of them were actively involved in. As a reward, they got the GI Bill, and all that entailed. And as they matured, they were the genesis of AARP. And yes, those early Boomers carried it on and them some.

    This Silent got his Social Security card in 1948, which came with a little pamphlet of “how you are saving for your retirement.” That was a lie because it was really a Ponzi scheme. The first who were scammed were “paying it backward” to those who came before, the Lost Generation, maybe you forgot that one, too. Of course, I had the fun of being born to a poor family, in the midst of the Great Depression, quite unlike your tale of woe … but I remember my first mortgage, right after my experience of the peacetime draft, up close and personal. And stagflation, and Nixon’s wage-and-price controls (well, half of the plan worked). Et bloody cetera. So what, it is what it is.

    Ask yourself if you would trade your life for a Gen Xer. Maybe you’re just pissed at them because they understood the scam earlier than you. Think what they and the Millenials have to look forward to.

    Have a nice day.

    1st May 2011 at 7:23 am

  296. Administrator says:

    Novista

    You win the award for 300th comment, a new TBP record. You get an all expenses not paid trip to RE’s log McMansion in Alaska.

    1st May 2011 at 7:26 am

  297. therooster says:

    Don’t miss the endgame. The advent of real-time gold as a form of currency has only evolved as a result of the advent of the free-floating USD by fiat. For those who may be confused by the facts, the USD’s floating status, as per the severing of the fixed price peg to gold, is what set dollars and gold free to float against each other. It was only in the mid-1990′s however, that fully backed gold ownership title was digitized and could be used as a currency over the internet. The ability to buy a stick of gum or a luxury car with a fully backed, debt-free store of value in the twinkling of an eye has arrived and come to full fruition. None of this could have taken place without the advent of the free-floating dollar back in 1971.

    In the fiat paradigm, the dollar is the currency we have become accustomed to.
    In the newer (and growing) real-time gold-money paradigm, the dollar still plays an important role, however, but NOT as a currency. The dollar is an important measure in the reunification of weights and measures in REAL-TIME. When purchasing anything priced in a fiat currency that is to be paid for with gold weight, something must bridge the two different paradigms. That something is the real-time “measurment tool” of the USD ….more specifically, the real-time price of gold, as expressed in floating dollars.

    Don’t count the dollar out. Just count it out as a popular currency.

    1st May 2011 at 3:32 pm

  298. david says:

    Can’t resist putting in my two cents’ worth, even though there are so many comments. I’m a boomer, born in 1949, so I feel qualified to comment from the inside. I can tell you, I can’t remember any of my classmates coming up through grade school or high school EVER doing the right thing, except by accident. Then when the error was discovered, it was quickly rectified.

    On to college–1967-1971. This ethically and morally challenged bunch I grew up with suddenly felt they were destined to show the way for humanity–especially for that bunch of cretins we called our parents–to the new age of enlightenment, hope, peace, and justice. Kind of chokes you up, doesn’t it?

    Even at the time, I realized the radicals were a bunch of hypocrites. All the fair talk of justice and righteousness was hokum, pure unadulterated BS from a bunch who wouldn’t know integrity if it bit them in the ass.

    Once they’d had their fun, and dissipated the force of their righteous indignation against the older generation for about a decade or so through long-running series such as MASH and All In The Family, they settled down to the real business of life–indulging themselves. Incredible how the dope-smoking maggots suddenly fit into three-piece suits. This was about the time that Land’s End got started, giving the boomers their new traditional look for their new direction.

    From there, the pursuit of only the best took flight. It was fine cigars, wine-tasting parties for all the new discriminating class, country estates, luxury SUVs, and on, and on, and on. Everyone was a cognoscenti of some esoteric nicety. The idea of being happy with enough kind of got lost in the shuffle. But it all went bust just a few years ago.

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of guys and gals.

    1st May 2011 at 3:37 pm

  299. david says:

    A final note–I’ve often felt sorry for the generations that came after us. We at least had some connection to reality through our parents, even though we rejected it. Those coming after us are totally cut off–because they’re OUR kids. What the hell in terms of values could we teach our kids? Now they’re totally adrift, without even the memory of a saner society, which we boomers have. Unfortunately with us as mentors, you’re all going to have to reinvent the wheel. Good luck to you all.

    1st May 2011 at 3:44 pm

  300. Old Soldier says:

    @ novista

    Yeah, I forgot the GI generation. That’s my mom and dad. Dad did 27 years in the Coast Guard. Retired. He is now making more as a retiree than he did on active duty. I sort of figure my taxes have been paying part of his retirement all along.

    @ printmemoney

    I have never voted for an entitlement in my life. I own no stocks except livestock and rolling stock. My investment strategy is farm land, capital equipment to work that land, and a careful selection of heavy metal to protect that investment. So, yeah, I am getting ready for the collapse, and have been for a long time now.

    I am not pissed at Xers at all. Why should I be? Many have worked for me over the years. They have generally been hard workers, who tended to leave work promptly when the time was up. For good reason, too. They had other things to do, and working for the man was a way to earn income – not a holy undertaking. Lots of boomers always have treated a career as something more than a job, Xers, not so much, So yeah, the Xers pretty much saw thru the manure early on. More power to ‘em.

    My point in general is that the screed that a specific generation (boomers writ large) is to blame for where we are at is a false assumption. Boomers didn’t create Peak Oil. Boomers didn’t tell Nixon to close the gold window. Boomers didn’t set up the Fed. Yeah, there were a lot of us born in the boomer window. Statistically, that meant more sociopaths around than has been the norm for the human race. Those same sociopaths encountered what we once called a “target rich environment.” Most of us were just trying to pay bills and remember what the hell actually happened in the 1970s. Working together with the Xers we fixed a lot of broken shit. After Vietnam, the services were flat busted. It wasn’t until the late boomers and Xers got in and fixed the system that we managed to get most missions accomplished on time and on target for a change.

    The late GI generation leadership, and the early boomers managed to lie to each other so much that the entire system was screwed. Unit Status Reports were masterpieces of BS in the late 70s and first couple of years of the 80s. And then the drug tests came in, and the dopers left or were thrown out. And we “deglamorized” alcohol and took the beer machines out of the day rooms, and got down to business. It wasn’t just late boomers, it was mix of late boomers and Xers who fixed the shizzle. Has been all along.

    It was late boomers and Xers working together who kept Y2K from being a real issue. And make no mistake, there was a LOT of work to do to fix the built-in shortcomings of legacy systems with insufficient memory. As it was – it worked. Not as if there were many “thanks” or “good job” accolades passed out by the senior boomers – never have been.

    Now we have yet another big mess to fix. And it will be late boomers and Xers who fix it, with a lot of work by all our kids, too,. Between Peak Oil and the coming collapse of a global fiat currency ponzi scheme. we are likely to see “globalism” go down the tubes, much as it did with the advent of WWI. (Folks tend to forget that prior to WW I, the globe was pretty globalized, too – called the age of empires, you know.) WW I put the brakes on that one, and then the Depression did a real number on it we didn’t recover from for decades.

    We are going to have to reinvigorate a new currency system, put trust back into commercial finance (in some fashion – I like Credit Unions personally, but they are not much good settling international letters of credit), restore the ideas of production versus consumption, thrift versus free spending, savings versus immediate outgo (savings being dependent on a sound money, of course, as without such, you are just peeing in to the wind). We need to transition to a new electrical based energy system, more solar capture based versus fossilized energy exploitative. And we need to keep feeding some 7 billion folks in the face of declining soil fertility and a massively unsure experiment in genetically modified organism (GMO) based commercial agriculture, on which the jury of time is still out. And then there is the probable ongoing end of this interglacial period, and the subsequent arrival of the next ice age to deal with as well…

    At the same time, we need to have a genuine discourse about the nature of capitalism. Corporate capitalism. The modern corporation, in its current configuration as a multinational, is a gollum – a frankenstein monster that cannot be killed, that is massively bigger than any single human, that buys and sells governments, and wastes human lives and trashes human dignity. The vast majority of the shortsighted exploitation of the planet that has taken place since the end of WW II has been undertaken by corporations. President Eisenhower warned us all – but few listened.

    We cannot hold this discourse in the face of name calling and the shame and blame game. It is not a generational issue, although some generations are going to face more work cleaning up the mess than others. We have had joint stock companies as part of the human experience for hundreds of years. They just keep getting bigger, and more powerful, and less humane. At the root of the problem, one always seems to find their tentacles. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHICH GENERATION IS RUNNING THEM.

    I plead now with all those who are reading these posts: we must have a discourse about the nature and future of the limited liability joint stock corporation, as an idea. I believe history has shown that, in general, they are NOT a good for humanity.

    I am no Commie. State socialism is just as bad, or maybe even worse. Small scale capitalism has proven to advance the lives of humans more than any other idea. It spelled the death knell of slavery, for instance. But large scale mega-corporations are another matter altogether.

    I would hope that the obviously interested and concerned posters who populate the comments here would pause for a moment and think – in whose best interest is continuing the potty mouthed blame game? (Pay no attention to the folks behind the corporate curtains. I said, pay no attention to…) There is SO much work to be done to get beyond this imploding system and into the next. We have the tools to make the next system far more respectful of individual humans. But we are being manipulated away from the investigation and subsequent discourse required to come up with viable solutions. We must work together to come up with a new paradigm (yeah, the word has been overused, but it is the correct term here, so I use it without shame). We are going to have to come up with how the next world will be structured without the help of those who are running this one. They have vested interests in trying to keep the current system alive as long as possible. Most of the rest of us, however, don’t.

    As I said earlier, most of us second half boomers always knew the system we worked in all our lives was going to end badly. That end is near. It will take all of us – boomer, Xer, Generation Next, etc., to come up with, and then implement, a viable solution. The Stuff has already hit the fan blades. DO we clean up this room, or, more likely, do we need to move to a new house? Playing the blame game will neither clean up the mess in our current house, nor make it easier to find a good place to move to. So, shall we get to work and leave the fellow in the tie dye tee shirt in the corner examining his navel?

    1st May 2011 at 11:09 pm

  301. llpoh says:

    I just rolled thru all of the posts. Really nice thread!

    1st May 2011 at 11:23 pm

  302. cantbelieveIfellforthisbait says:

    Well Mr. Quinn, that is about the most insanely stupid post I’ve ever seen. Lets travel back to grade school for a minute and pick up a lesson you seem to have missed: judging people by their (1) skin color, (2) nationality, (3) hair color, (4) age, etc.. i.e. anything other than what they believe in, is called prejudice and is is a royal f-ing waste of everybody’s time! And while you are getting people to waste their time and resources fighting with each other, the real culprits are making off with even more of this once great country. Nice job asshole. We’ve got plenty of work to do without your hubristic flame war.

    2nd May 2011 at 1:10 am

  303. Administrator says:

    cantbelieveyoursuchanasshole

    Looks like another dumbass Boomer who refuses to look in the mirror. At least you assholes are predictable.

    2nd May 2011 at 8:08 am

  304. Novista says:

    Admin, thanks for the 300 accolate, LOL.

    And thank you for a forum where dialogues can develop. This one was a whizzer. I came back, curiosity you know … and lo, I find potentials for further debate … and one ‘david’ that makes good points. Old soldier responds to my query with a fine essay in other areas as well. It’s all good.

    Then there’s cantbelieveIfellforthisbait who won’t be back and who needs it? With the PC coloration of its comment, it was either a knee-jerk liberal … or a knee-jerker … or a jerker … maybe it needs more knee-pit … or cowbell. (Decoder rings available at the general store.)

    2nd May 2011 at 8:56 am

  305. ManAboutDallas says:

    The tipping point came some time in the 1960′s when the “Boomer” generation lost the ability to discern between “possible” and “permissible” and it’s been all downhill from that moment on.
    End of discussion.

    2nd May 2011 at 8:43 pm

  306. A Fistful of Dollars - Part Two - Gold Speculator says:

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    3rd May 2011 at 1:54 pm

  307. Pirate Jo says:

    Old Soldier, are you hiring? I’d rent out my condo, pack up the dog, and head to wherever you need an employee.

    3rd May 2011 at 2:15 pm

  308. KenJ says:

    “While blaming FDR and the GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy for creating the unfunded Social Security and Medicare liabilities….”

    Unfunded? Since when? Us baby boomers put plenty of money in Social Security over the past 40 to 50 years. The surplus that should now be available was spent by our government year after year and basically an IOU issued to the trust fund. That fund was set up to pay for retirement, not be slush fund for excessive government spending. Not looking for a handout, just looking to get something back after many years of paying in.

    Medicare? Comes out of every paycheck. Underfunded?…yes, but not unfunded. Some accuracy please.

    4th May 2011 at 4:24 am

  309. Administrator says:

    KenJ

    The average Boomer will take out 3 times as much as they put in. Boomers aren’t very good at math either.

    4th May 2011 at 6:20 am

  310. dizzyfingers says:

    Verrrrry interesting. Is there a Part 2?

    16th May 2011 at 11:51 am

  311. The Near Future says:

    James Quinn wrote the truth – very well-written, insightful and clear depiction of the ‘worst generation,’ – that is the Baby Boomer generation. What is amazing is how he hit the nail right on the head about the responses from Boomers who remain in full denial about the facts of the outright fraud, corruption, sickness, dysfunction and maladaptive attitudes and behaviors of a generation that is now about to leave the establishment (thank God) with messes left to Generation X to clean up.

    Generation X, those born in the 1960s and 1970s, will have to do 40 years work in 20 years to save the U.S. (and the world) from the outright neglect and corruption of the Boomers who continue to lie, steal and cheat their way through life – passing the bills onto Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennial children.

    What Quinn has written reflects the truth of what has been going on – but now these truths are more than evident – except to the Boomer generation in denial with their fuzzy math (“70 is the new 30″) and bullshit.

    The reality for the Twenty-Tens will be not to trust anyone over 60 because the Baby Boomers have screwed over everyone in their mission of total self-indulgence.

    But time has a funny way of equalizing things and now that the Boomers are the old people, this generation cannot expect society to take care of them since “70 is the new 40″ they surely will be able to pick themselves up without the help or resources of Generation X, whom the Boomers have mistreated then treated as invisible all of their lives.

    Generation X would have been the generation to guard the Boomers backs, but since Gen X was royally screwed over by the Boomers, they should not expect to be protected whatsoever.

    Moreover, Gen X will have their hands full cleaning up after Boomers who love to trash venues while not paying their tabs – expecting everyone else to suck it up and give Boomers another of their million breaks for doing nothing of value for anyone – that is, except themselves.

    The near future belongs to Generation X – the next establishment. That is where I am concentrating my work and efforts. I am not interested in hearing anything more about the Baby Boomers who are destined to go right into their graves as the world’s worst generation.

    16th May 2011 at 6:30 pm

  312. DJ says:

    I love this grind-on-boomers for screwing up the world and leaving nothing for little me. Too funny!

    I’m not only a Boomer, I’m a Veteran and a staunch Capitalist. Make it, save it, invest it, give it away, spend it how I see fit… whatever. Retired at 47 (now 54) after 30 years in the Marine Corps, and continue doing whatever I damn well please. While you’re all crying foul, I’m busy living life and loving it! All on my terms.

    I served my country and now paid handsomely every month (non-taxable with free healthcare), your liberties are protected by people like me and other Veterans, those willing to do the dirty work. Every dollar in retirement I’m paid, and every dollar for my free healthcare you pay for from your taxes is well do me, and any Veteran. If anyone believes otherwise, well, I could care less, it is what it is, you can suck it up and except it, or waste your time whining about it.

    I invested wisely and reaping the profits. I didn’t create the crappy derivatives that caused the financial mess, but instead smart enough to understand what was happening and use the system to my advantage, buying up homes, condos, etc., from the ruins of those that were stupid enough to get involved in real estate they knew they couldn’t afford (yet cry about it), and then generating long term income streams from their rental (or short term flip). Add to it the multiple streams of income from online ventures and, well, easy street for the rest of my life. I take joy in listening to people about gas prices as I pump a few hundred gallons of fuel into my Rock Star RV. (Europeans have been paying $5.00+ for a decade, why all the bitchin’ in the U.S.? Man Up!)

    I couldn’t give a shit about the next generation in general, I won’t be here, not my problem. You’ll have to clean up the mess (as you see it) and then go on to make your own mistakes, for which you’ll be blamed by the next generation. And yes, I’m leaving a generation behind (OK, two, I have 8 grand children, maybe see third gen before I die). My children (Gen-X) are well educated, tough (I’m a damn good teacher), well prepared, hard workers in their own businesses, not slave to a J.O.B. like our educational system teaches, and will figure out the rest of the shit just like I did and be just as successful as I am, all without a dime of my money (inheritance is a joke).

    What is scary is Gen-Y, the Echo Boomers of the 80′s, the tit-sucking momma’s boys who still live at home at 25 or more because the world is too scary, to hard. The do-it-for-me generation. They’ll be a boat load of fun if and when they ever do something with their lives. God help us when they rise to power in any capacity. What a Shitville they’ll create.

    Every generation makes choices and along the way makes mistakes. If you’re not making mistakes you’re doing something wrong, your life is off track, you’re a loser. It’s the great circle of life. You can join in and live, or sit on the sidelines and whine like a bitch in heat.

    Don’t take this as defense of my generation, it’s not. Instead let your readers clear the fog and get the real message… the argument is moot. It’s done. Can’t be changed. The ball has been passed. The question is: Are you going to stand up and do something to better your life, or sit around and complain. Get off your collective asses and change the world, again!

    Great post, Jim. I loved it. Really, no shit. Fine piece of writing regardless of whose reality or fantasy. Ready to read more, especially the humorous, albeit whiny comments. Keep up the excellent work.

    DJ

    31st May 2011 at 10:59 pm

  313. baldski says:

    I like what you said until you mentioned one of the bloggers you follow is Mish Shedlock.

    His answer to everything is to get rid of unions so everybody will become serfs again.

    I think he is a right wing shill for the oligarchs.

    1st June 2011 at 5:39 pm

  314. Administrator says:

    baldski

    I like to read different points of view. It doesn’t mean I agree with everything they say. Mish is in the deflation camp. I’m in the inflation camp.

    1st June 2011 at 7:28 pm

  315. mark says:

    Great post DJ. You just summed up the Boomer creed: “I couldn’t give a shit about the next generation in general, I won’t be here, not my problem.” You are the epitome of what Boomers are: self righteous, greedy, narcisstic assholes who don’t give a shit about anyone other than themselves. And in some cases, not even about themselves. Oh, and thanks for protecting the Feds, I mean the rich, oh I mean Wall Street’s, sorry, liberty so well. Job well done. Asshole.

    2nd June 2011 at 4:12 pm

  316. keno says:

    Pretty dece article — enjoying it! I know what you mean about the boomers, i know them well enough to find them despicable, a spoiled bunch of obnoxious, wimpy A’d whiners. me me me me! But like the allegory of the cave, dont you think they too were dumb-down and manipulated? I sort of see them and their time as societal cause and effect no different than any other unique generation and time based upon whatever technological advancements were around and the communication. the human nature factor is a constant throughout time and history and reacts, responds, and adapts to whatever the stimulus and situation. Its ridiculus to take a 20 yr segment of people and start blaming them for things. because, to take any 20 yr segment of people from any timeframe in the past and placing them in the same circumstances, would result in the same reactions. because thats the human nature factor. ie. a difference between the boomers and the GIs is television. telly became the new priests of consciencness during the boomers time whereas for the GIs it was the neighborhood church.

    2nd June 2011 at 6:19 pm

  317. Administrator says:

    keno

    Did they teach you how to spell at the school for mentally retarded?

    2nd June 2011 at 9:15 pm

  318. Spirit of '76 says:

    Great series of articles – just found it over at ZH.

    Hey a note on American/Euro demographics:

    a Baby Boomer is, by definition, the off-spring of a WWII-era family forced to delay children due to the war mobilization effort.

    While it’s convenient to identify these children as “everyone born from VJ-Day until the last WWII chick hit menopause” (i.e., 1946-1964), IT IS THE PARENTS THAT DEFINE THE CHILDREN.

    So a Boomer is one born to a “boy who turned into a man” during the war years. Older men, married before the war, might have postponed additional children but those later children were raised according to their parents’ values, which didn’t change.

    Men who were children during WWII — i.e., born during the Depression — might have had children ASAP, also falling into the Boomer “years”. But they have the values and ethic of austerity.

    So what are the values of the WWII Generation? Sadly, enough of them to matter decided, “I paid my dues! I deserve it all! And my kids ain’t gonna suffer like I did!”.

    THOSE ARE THE BOOMERS–their spoiled rotten, hyper indulged brats.

    The rest of us, even if born to a 21 yo war hero, are merely along for the ride.

    God help us!

    3rd June 2011 at 12:20 pm

  319. DJ says:

    @Mark,

    I’m glad you liked it so much you felt a need to comment on it!

    At least I’m willing to put something intelligent out here in the wild and back it up. You know, have an opinion, a worldview.

    So:
    What gen are you? (I’m a Boomer!)
    What have you done for your country? (I proudly served in the Marine Corps for 30 years.)
    What have you done for the economy? (I employ people.)
    What have you done to change the political climate? (I vote, make contributions.)
    What have you done for charity? (I give time and, lots of money.)
    What have you done for your community? (I fund raise, belong to benevolent associations that give, help.)
    What have you done for the third world countries? (I travel and donate time and money.)

    In short, Mark, what the hell have you done with your life or to help someone else?

    Come on… speak up! Elaborate, entertain me. You do know how to express yourself better then that little piece of, well, 5th grade writing don’t you?

    By the way you’re right, I am an asshole. Well, at least anal. That’s what my employees say. They also say they couldn’t think of any other person they’d rather work with (it’s not FOR in my organizations).

    Jealousy gets you nowhere except where you are, which is nowhere.

    Have a fantastic day, Mark. I am. Today, tomorrow, and on every day, wherever I choose to be since I worked hard, spread the wealth, helped others, and can afford to do what I want, when I want. Now there’s a Boomer creed. Smile!

    4th June 2011 at 11:34 pm

  320. steve says:

    Mr Quinn

    I was born in 1950. I am a boomer. I think perhaps you were there in 1930s Nazi Germany crying gas the Jews they are the source of all our problems. You were in Cambodia standing behind Poe Pot when he slaughtered millions to cleans his society. You have lived everywhere in history villifying whole groups of people. You were in Africa urging on the genocide. You were in Rome throwing the Christians to the lions. You were in China urging on Mao. You are the worst, most thoughtless type of supremesist. Your arogance is a dangerous malignancy. It’s a good thing the baby wasn’t in the bath water when you walked by. The Gen X ers are firmly entrenched and already taking their time at the helm. Do you think it will be any different; perhaps, if things break down and down and down, as I suspect they will. It is not any one generation’s or race’s or cread’s fault. It is everybody’s. We should not fight or accuse each other,that plays into the hands of of the eleteists you claim to have it in for. Shame on you and anybody small minded to listen to you. I urge you all to educate and think for yourselves. Replacing one eletist with another won’t cut it.

    6th June 2011 at 3:13 pm

  321. Administrator says:

    Fuck you stevie boy. Face it. You’re a Bommer dickhead and you destroyed the world. Fire up the gas chamber, I’m sending stevie in.

    6th June 2011 at 5:39 pm

  322. Plumb Mad Dog Mean | Bruce Hanify says:

    [...] pre­vi­ously detailed how the baby boom gen­er­a­tion con­tributed to our fis­cal plight in Part One – For a Few Dol­lars More, how the actions of the Fed­eral Reserve’s over the last few decades have impov­er­ished the [...]

    6th June 2011 at 11:59 pm

  323. mark says:

    DJ,
    Wow, what a change!

    First you say your retired and don’t give a shit, now you’re a benelovent, caring, hard working, globe trotting savior who “employs people”. First you boast about your intelligence, how you have gamed the system and parlayed your service into a nice nest egg with free health insurance, how you have snookered stupid fools out of their money, how you drive a gas guzzler and damn proud of it, now suddenly your just “anal”. Again, you are the epitome of what the author was writing about. A self-righteous, narcisstic, greedy, selfish, hypocritical Boomer asshole. And proud of it.

    As for your service in the military, thanks to you, Corporate America rests easy tonight. Thanks to you protecting their interests around the world, they continue to reap enormous profits off all the poor dumbasses of the world. And of course they pay well. Mercenaries usually are paid well. If it makes you feel better about yourself thinking you were protecting dumbasses like me from the bad guys, so be it.. The fact is, there are bad guys right here in our own communities that make Osama Bin-Laden look like an angel and they’re certainly a bigger threat than al Qaeda or Saddam or Gaddafi to the average American.

    No, not all Boomers are bad people. But unfortunately, it’s Boomers like you who have ruined this generation and will cause it to go down as the most hated, despised generation in American history. And yes, I’m a Boomer too.

    However, in the remote chance that this second, more giving and caring person is the real you, then I bid you a long, fruitful life. We need more people like that.

    11th June 2011 at 2:17 am

  324. jg says:

    When is blame useful one must ask? Who to blame then? As out there as Blanch is, I find him more to my liking than generational agitprop.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kevindblanch#p/u/7/wnoWGVvGCGA

    25th June 2011 at 10:59 am

  325. Administrator says:

    jg

    Go blow yourself.

    Sincerely
    Administrator

    25th June 2011 at 12:02 pm

  326. farang says:

    I recall it was this pig crap US generation that gave America the home PC, the laptop, the internet, the things the author’s generation take for granted.

    The author premises his argument that the Baby Boomers like to blame FDR for the unfunded SS Trust Fund. When? Where? Nonsense, for one, it is not unfunded, it has been criminally looted. Make the distinction if you can please. No one is blaming FDR for starting the best damn program serving Middle Class America than baby Boomers, get that straight. That Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama fleeced it is not indicative of any systemic shortcomings….rather of lack of regulatory oversight.

    Secondly, it was when Reagan, in the early 80s (hardly a Baby Boomer, yet according to the author, it was 1980 when Baby Boomers started running up debt…again, nonsense), the brain-addled actor, borrowed more money than all the presidents before him that the debt bomb started growing…but go ahead, blame Baby Boomers… and tell me again how many were in Congress in 1980 at age 34, which is what the oldest Boomers would have been in 1980, if author has calculator, and knows how to use it….yet from the way author twists statistics, you’d think Baby Boomers have run America under Reagan….yikes that is gibberish. Lies, damn lies and statistics.

    And so what if today the Baby Boomers dominate the halls of government: we are the largest segment…should it be otherwise? Should we resurrect the dead and place them in office, or should we be excluding Baby Boomers as eligible to run? I am unclear of what the point was there….but most of all: these politician Baby Boomers are mostly millionaires, hardly representative of the average Baby Boomer….what is termed the cogent point.

    Blaming the masses for the actions of the privileged class….how refreshingly unique.

    Certainly if one considers US Senators and US Congressmen/women as their peers…then by all means, America is in distress from Baby Boomers.

    On the other hand, one could just as well point out religious affiliations…and a certain overwhelming amount of politicians belonging to barely a 2% segment of the overall US population and apparently beholden to a foreign nation over their own…. as the source of our woes…shall we go there?

    25th June 2011 at 6:58 pm

  327. Administrator says:

    Looks like farang is another liberal douchebag Boomer unwilling to accept responsibility for fucking the country over. Standard operating procedure for Boomers. farang is long winded and sure of himself. Boomers are always sure and always wrong. Welcome to the machine douchebag.

    25th June 2011 at 7:14 pm

  328. Administrator says:

    farang proves that liberals ignore facts in order to push their agenda, as if there were no liberal Democrats in Congress between 1980 and today. They had no part in the debt accumulation you lying piece of shit douchebag?

    Keep spewing your bullshit so I can wipe you all over this site.

    25th June 2011 at 7:19 pm

  329. Professor Z says:

    Hey there,

    I posted a comment on the fourth installment but for some reason it did not let me post under my own name. Now I have returned to the first installment and am posting with a unique name. Sorry for the confusion if any.

    I mentioned in that post that I am a Baby Boomer. I agree with your assesment and hopefully I may be on the miniscule list of “good” boomers out here. Just wanted to make that clear before being vilified along with the rest.

    I will not defend the boomers against the criticisms. I agree with the criticisms. I have no debt other than my part in the National debt, which was done without my permision. Although you might say that I allowed it to happen by electing idiots to to office.

    In a collective sense we are all guilty of that. But as an individual I ffeel falsely accused. The Boomers were born into a world already controlled by the Creature from Jekyll Island. The Boomers were born into a world where the government was taking taxes for sociaal security out of our paychecks Promising to save it for our retirement. Just another in the long list of lies from those who were governing.

    We were born into a media propaganda bubble and brainwashed from the day we were born. For myself, I have always rejected collectivism. I have been frustrated for my enire life by my fellow idiots who thought otherwise.

    The fed was already in power for 35 years on the day I was born, and for a half century before I was old enough to vote. So blame us if you want, but the blame really lies elswhere for the most part.

    I became aware of Peak Oil and of the Creature from Jekyll Island just a decade ago. I was however aware that something was wrong long before that. I have done my best to seek the hidden truth and I have been successful. But the gerneral criticism of the Baby Boomers is valid and well deserved.

    Thanks

    26th June 2011 at 11:11 pm

  330. Victor says:

    Pretty good articles, but you blow it with your class warfare crap. You are a simple tool of TPTB and I’m sure the rulers of this planet, the spawn of generations of power, whose very existence is a shit-stain on humanity, are very pleased that you’ve become their buttboy. Stir up the stupid masses, give them some old people to hate and all they have to do is sit back and keep providing bread and circuses. Then they’ll take it all and rip the rug right out from under us.

    You glorify the GI Gens as if they contributed anything to the world. That generation nearly destroyed the world in an all encompassing war. The brought Hitler to power and profited off him. In those days they allowed the Jews to be the scapegoated. Then the GI Gens unleashed the incinerating power of the atom on Japan just before they blanketed the United States with nuke fallout from above ground testing in the desert. All the commie Russians and Chinese had to do was sit back and watch us poison ourselves. No need to drop an H-Bomb on us, we did it ourselves. The legacy of poison and high cancer rates can be laid directly at the GI Gens feet. They’re mostly dead or dying out now, they enjoyed their lives, made big mistakes, but whatthehell, that’s life. The guys raised by The Depression Generation probably did what they thought was right at the time and tried to protect us from their mistakes by teaching us how to duck and cover.

    The current generation is sitting on their asses crying about boomers, you know the ones that paid into a retirement system all their working lives, only to have it plundered by politicians. They saved a lifetime paying into stocks, bonds, Social Security and various “approved” instruments of wealth maintenance. They “did the right things” and watched it all evaporate within months.

    Every generation will pay for their sins, no one is guilt free-no one! You can rail all day against people guilty of being born at a certain time in history. Your arguments foment hatred for older people simply because they lived and breathed. The true justice will come when you younger generations near retirement age and find a 20-something looking at you with hatred, simply because some guys your age allowed themselves to be dumbed down in school and never bothered to educate yourselves, instead taking the drivel delivered by “teachers” at face value and not engaging with the world while their ears were plugged by iPods and they twiddled their thumbs texting friends instead of conversing, growing and learning.

    I’m a Boomer, I worked hard all my life, but cannot retire ’cause Pelosi et al stole it from me. Sorry kid I need that job and it’s a dog-eat-dog world, if you can’t compete with me, tough luck, you lose. You think you have troubles? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. You were born into a hostile world and life, deal with that fact and thrive despite what kind of hand was dealt to you. Get your ass off the couch and live.

    27th June 2011 at 10:38 am

  331. DJ says:

    @Mark

    Too funny.

    I am retired, Mark. I do employ people, Mark. If you knew anything about business you’d know both are possible, especially in this day of the Internet.

    Gamed the system? Hmm, interesting perspective. Nothing near what I said, but I can understand someone like you, full of rage at people like me that did something not only for themselves, but others, since you’ve probably done neither. I’m used to losers lashing out at people that are successful. It’s always a conspiracy, gaming, cheating and any other adjective that comes to mind. Truth be told there are those that work hard and succeed and those that don’t, like perhaps you Mark.

    “FREE” health insurance? Wrong again, Mark. I paid, and pay in advance for both my military health care as well as my eventual Medicare (you know, that little tax you pay out of your paycheck!). And yes, Mark, before you rant about “a paycheck” that’s what I get while I do nothing and it still has to be paid.

    Gas guzzler? Yep. But that’s my choice and choice is all about the foundations of this country. Who are you to tell me what I should or shouldn’t drive? Who died and made you God?

    The military is the sword of corporate America? You have a very weak understanding of history and the part the U.S. military has played in it. Actually, you have no understanding at all. A little education would serve you well.

    As far as being a “more giving and caring person”, that would be me. I’ve earned everything I have and not on the backs of others. Rather, through years of hard work and dedication to my country, my family, friends, employees, and even ranting, complaining, blame-it-on-everybody-else people like you, whether you see it, agree with it, or not. The truth hurts. A “long, fruitful life” I will continue to live, and couldn’t give a nickel whether you like it or not.

    Personally I could care less if you are a “boomer too”, Mark. It makes no difference. I still don’t see any answers to my earlier questions. I have to assume it’s because you’ve done nothing aside from maybe working a job and MAYBE taking care of a family (and paying into Medicare at that. You’re part of the problem if you’re doing nothing about it!). Neither do I care if the “generation” is hated, even the most hated. I’m an individual, not a generation. The generations coming up in my family are, and will continue to be well balanced on the subject. (And know how to debate, not bitch.)

    All you’ve done is read this article, found comfort in it, and decided that anybody who disagrees is an ‘asshole” (your words). I grew up learning, understanding, and exercising the health of a good debate, the expression of an informed opinion. You evidently grew up with a chip on your shoulder, the inability to elaborate, and a mouth full of vulgar language. Probably the difference in education, but I would suppose one who had a better education than yourself would be an “asshole” too.

    You’ve sufficiently bored me now, Mark. A “long and fruitful” life back at ‘ya.

    ===========================================================================

    Again, Jim, keep up the good work. I’ve enjoyed the series. Perhaps you’d like to do one on the meltdown of ’07-’08. There are some fascinating books on the subject, many I’ve read over the last several months. A few of my favorites (there are many, I’ve managed 42 so far):

    13 Bankers, Crisis Economics, Dear Mr. Buffett, Fool’s Gold, The Big Short, Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, The Quants, Liar’s Poker, Too Big To Fail, The Sellout, House of Cards, Colossal Failure of Common Sense, Lords of Finance (this one is causes of 1929)…..

    ===========================================================================

    3rd July 2011 at 11:24 am

  332. David says:

    Fantastic fantastic essay.

    I have been spewing nearly identical rants for years and this was a truly exceptional effort.

    I’m an academic, and I use the soapbox not to indoctrinate my students with “liberal elitism” but the “pragmatic cynicism’ necessary to dissect and solve the problems of our age.

    From my experiences it seems enormously likely that we (Xers) will be able to convince the baby boomers’ offspring (Millenials and Ys) to join our side. They lap this “pragmatic public policy” stuff up like I am spreading the gospel….

    Sure we’re going to sacrifice, but we’re going to get credit for saving America folks….

    7th July 2011 at 11:07 pm

  333. mark says:

    @DJ

    I think you should go back and read what you originally wrote. Apparently, you’ve been so busy trying to spin your image you’ve forgotten what you wrote. I’ll help you.

    Originally – “I served my country and now paid handsomely every month (non-taxable with FREE healthcare)”. Now – “FREE” health insurance? Wrong again, Mark. I paid, and pay in advance for both my military health care as well as my eventual Medicare (you know, that little tax you pay out of your paycheck!). So which is it, DJ? Free or not free?

    Originally – “I didn’t create the crappy derivatives that caused the financial mess, but instead smart enough to understand what was happening and USE THE SYSTEM TO MY ADVATANGE,, buying up homes, condos, etc., from the ruins of those that were STUPID enough to get involved in real estate they knew they couldn’t afford” Now- “Gamed the system? Hmm, interesting perspective. Nothing near what I said, but I can understand someone like you, full of rage at people like me that did something not only for themselves, but others, since you’ve probably done neither. I’m used to losers lashing out at people that are successful”. Actually, “use” the system is pretty close to “game” the system, DJ

    Originally – “I take joy in listening to people about gas prices as I pump a few hundred gallons of fuel into my Rock Star RV.” Now – “Gas guzzler? Yep. But that’s my choice and choice is all about the foundations of this country. Who are you to tell me what I should or shouldn’t drive? Who died and made you God?” Actually, you’re right. I have no right to tell you what to drive. But it does illustrate what a prick you really are.

    Originally – “I couldn’t give a shit about the next generation in general, I won’t be here, not my problem”. Then this –
    What have you done for your country? (I proudly served in the Marine Corps for 30 years.)
    What have you done for the economy? (I employ people.)
    What have you done to change the political climate? (I vote, make contributions.)
    What have you done for charity? (I give time and, lots of money.)
    What have you done for your community? (I fund raise, belong to benevolent associations that give, help.)
    What have you done for the third world countries? (I travel and donate time and money)”.
    So you don’t give a damn about the next generation, but you are a world traveling, fundraising, giving, benevolent ex-Marine who votes?(Republican?)
    Seems you care about this generation alot. But wait! You said, ” Neither do I care if the “generation” is hated, even the most hated”. So you do all these things for what? Do you care or not?

    You also said, “By the way you’re right, I am an asshole”. Finally, something we can agree on.

    As far as what I’ve done or do, I could mention my work with Habitat for Humanity, my fundraising and charity donations, etc, etc. but I don’t care to blow my own horn like you do so please continue to impress us with your credentials. Maybe you’ll get somebody to believe you. After all, we’re just “stupid” and “losers” compared to you. Oh, and thanks again for proving my point, DJ.

    8th July 2011 at 11:41 pm

  334. wenwens says:

    Even though I genuinely like this publish, I believe there was an punctuational error near towards the end of the 3rd paragraph.

    5th September 2011 at 9:55 pm

  335. llpoh says:

    Yep, I think wenwens just might be right.

    This may be the single funniest thing ever posted on TBP.

    Wenwens – I do not know who the hell you are, but that was legendary stuff. Unfortunately, I think it may have been a serious comment, in which case you are a total idiot. Nonetheless, I laughed my ass off.

    5th September 2011 at 10:00 pm

  336. Smokey says:

    wenwens,

    Thank you, wenwens for your most considerate and astute observation. The timeliness of it especially is enormously beneficial here.

    Please return to your flied lice now you fucking gook.

    5th September 2011 at 10:03 pm

  337. llpoh says:

    That is so fucking funny I almost fell off my chair. Thanks, Smokey.

    5th September 2011 at 10:05 pm

  338. Mr. Fishgrunter says:

    “The Man With No Name” was actually named Monco.

    1st October 2012 at 12:22 am

  339. Novista says:

    I admire collectors of trivia, Fishy.

    I do not admire fucking wordpress and its glitches. If it worked properly, all the original dates of posting would be retained. When this series is reposted the next time, it will appear at the then datestamp.

    1st October 2012 at 8:01 am

  340. INTJ_4_Truth says:

    The hostility towards the boomers would be more convincing if one believes previous generations were made up of geniuses and masterminds incapable of being misled and misdirected by government propaganda and bankster evil.

    The belief that previous generations

    1st October 2012 at 8:55 am

  341. INTJ_4_Truth says:

    The belief that previous generations’ exposure to the State’s propaganda and lies led to “appropriate” choices for our nation while the boomers behavior to the same State’s propaganda and lies were selfish and immoral makes no sense – the propaganda is spewed and the sheeple react – we, as a nation, are exactly were TPTB would have us.

    1st October 2012 at 8:55 am

  342. Steve says:

    Great articles. I agree with many of your opinions, but not all of them (respectfully of course). With regards to taxes, you make some great counter arguments to the facts that the rich make, but while I acknowledge your points, I respectfully believe that revenue is not our first problem. Expenses are the issue.

    If we didn’t go into so much debt and a deficit then we wouldn’t be in the argument about whether the rich need to pay more or not. The tax policy center chart shows that since 2000 tax receipts have ranged between $1.8 trillion (2003) and $2.6 trillion (2007). However, outlays went up in EVERY SINGLE YEAR except for one year from $1.8 trillion in 2000 to $3.6 trillion in 2011. We spent like drunken sailors on so many unproductive projects (especially wars which are so easy to pay for on borrowed money because you don’t have to ask the citizens to pay today). The tax base has been stable and expenses are the problem.

    To say in hindsight that someone like me has to pay more taxes to pay for this mess is outrageous. I didn’t vote for the idiots in Congress (I voted independent), and I already pay 46% of my salary and bonus in federal, state, local and other income taxes. This is why I agree with the arguments made by the rich. It’s not that we are saying we are not willing to raise taxes. In fact, I’m willing to pay up to 50% for a few years but all the proceeds have to go to debt repayments (which we all know won’t happen).

    First, we need to cut the pork out of the system and remove the deficit entirely. Then we can talk about raising taxes to pay down the debt. Every private sector company is run this way. It’s basic business principles. Just because the treasury can get the Fed to buy all its bonds doesn’t make it right for me to pay more taxes. I have no capital gains. Cut the pork already and get rid of the tax loop holes first! And make the corporations pay their fair share with no tax breaks. Don’t increase their rates, but remove the subsidies and favors.

    So be careful when you throw all those stats around. There are hard working “rich” people like me who ALREADY pay my fair share of taxes and demand cost cutting first before they take away more of my hard earned wealth. Otherwise I will leave the state and/or country and another country can benefit from my hard work. Again, I’m willing to pay more taxes if the government will first prove it won’t take the tax and spend it on wars and entitlements.

    Any private sector company in this condition would first focus on cutting expenses and restructuring. Then it would pay down debt and slowly invest in growth. It’s going to take us 15+ years to dig out of this hole. Too bad the politicians are not willing to work on a 15 year plan.

    1st October 2012 at 3:28 pm

  343. Heem says:

    I started with part 3 while doing research on the super rich, who are destroying this country, and the world. They own the 90% of the politicians who are presented to us for voting. THAT was a very good article. I was really looking forward to more.

    This article, Part 1, is little more than NWO OWS swill – a spoiled & disenfranchised persons pathetic attempt at class warfare – a pseudo intellectual screed worthy of your buddy the Obamunist.

    8th March 2013 at 7:07 pm

  344. Heem says:

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    8th March 2013 at 8:02 pm

  345. Eddie says:

    Heem

    If the admin weren’t busy with a death in his family today, he would delight in telling you to eat shit, I’m sure.

    This blog is the last bastion of truth in America. Why don’t you read more than two articles before you decide to pass judgment on one the most significant economic writers of the last two generations.

    People seem to scour the internet looking for support for their own partial understandings and personal biases. The big picture is what it is…it doesn’t matter if it lines up with your personal belief system. The admin always backs up his writing with FACTS, not feelings. Read and learn, dipshit.

    8th March 2013 at 8:54 pm

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