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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 10:55 PM
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24. At what point does one begin and another end...
To me Obama is a product of the boomers - his mother certainly was. As was his father.
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  -GenX to Baby Boomers: Now what? Taverner  Apr-27-11 08:16 PM   #0 
  - k/r  ixion   Apr-27-11 08:19 PM   #1 
  - I will probably die before I retire,  erinlough   Apr-27-11 08:34 PM   #5 
     - Damn, its as if we're all swimming for dear life  Taverner   Apr-27-11 08:43 PM   #10 
        - LOL, I was thinking just today  erinlough   Apr-27-11 08:45 PM   #12 
  - Wish I had an answer, as have 2 young'uns as daughters.  elleng   Apr-27-11 08:23 PM   #2 
  - Hey! I got two kids!  Taverner   Apr-27-11 08:28 PM   #3 
     - Mebbe! How old???  elleng   Apr-27-11 08:37 PM   #7 
        - The boy's 8 and the grrrl is 5  Taverner   Apr-27-11 08:39 PM   #8 
           - Will take a while!!!  elleng   Apr-27-11 08:43 PM   #11 
  - Say what?  Peacetrain   Apr-27-11 08:33 PM   #4 
  - How do you convince the young'uns that slack is good?  Taverner   Apr-27-11 08:41 PM   #9 
     - That and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster..  Peacetrain   Apr-27-11 08:47 PM   #14 
        - The Church of the Subgenius had Robert Anton Wilson's fingerprints all over it.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-28-11 02:21 AM   #32 
        - Yes. Much of it is in the Illuminatus Trilogy.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-28-11 09:53 AM   #41 
           - Hence my 23 -- an older Boomer. nt  PufPuf23   Apr-28-11 12:19 PM   #59 
              - WIlson was an amazing thinker and visionary.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-28-11 01:51 PM   #66 
                 - RAW recognized "patterned thinking" and ways to make transparent the  PufPuf23   Apr-28-11 04:30 PM   #92 
                    - If you haven't seen it yet, the DVD of "Maybe Logic" is great.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-29-11 12:37 PM   #137 
        - Don't forget the 24 hour church of Elvis. ...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 12:31 PM   #60 
           - Was a good combo with Powell's Books for new visitors to  PufPuf23   Apr-28-11 04:18 PM   #87 
  - Get off my lawn!  scarletwoman   Apr-27-11 08:37 PM   #6 
  - LOL !!! - Now, Now..  WillyT   Apr-27-11 08:46 PM   #13 
  - "Seizing the means of production has not been the problem" ??  leftstreet   Apr-27-11 08:49 PM   #15 
  - Well, there are those of us GenXers who have found themselves in management  Taverner   Apr-27-11 09:58 PM   #21 
     - Obama is not an Xer. The 61' start year is dubious. 64? Sure. Not 61.  JanMichael   Apr-27-11 10:11 PM   #23 
        - At what point does one begin and another end...  Taverner   Apr-27-11 10:55 PM   #24 
           - Hard to say...  TuxedoKat   Apr-28-11 11:22 AM   #49 
              - Ding ding. His parents were not boomers. He's the tail tail end of that demographic.  JanMichael   Apr-28-11 05:36 PM   #95 
  - good question  marions ghost   Apr-27-11 09:03 PM   #16 
  - I'm happy to stick together. Please support student loan debt forgiveness, cutting tuition, and the  franzia99   Apr-28-11 04:23 PM   #89 
  - What a great Post!!! Thanks for you insight, I agree we must work together  SoCalDemGrrl   Apr-29-11 01:34 AM   #133 
  - We fight to keep Social Security and Medicare with no cuts so you can have them too  eridani   Apr-27-11 09:04 PM   #17 
  - No thanks. I'd rather have college tuition be as cheap as it was in your day and have as many well  franzia99   Apr-27-11 11:00 PM   #27 
  - This will never happen with corporatists in charge  eridani   Apr-28-11 02:11 AM   #30 
  - Somehow, I still suspect that...  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:52 AM   #36 
     - so you'll be hosting all the old family boomers when they're dsestitute, right?  elehhhhna   Apr-28-11 09:15 AM   #37 
     - No. I will be wishing them a speedy trip. Bon Voyage!  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 06:17 PM   #101 
     - right, that's why boomer's wages were flat for thirty years & they got double-taxed for SS.  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 02:03 PM   #69 
     - Sorry I'm calling bullshit here........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-28-11 02:06 PM   #71 
     - Yep, well said.  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 01:31 AM   #132 
  - Please see post #16  Le Taz Hot   Apr-28-11 09:20 AM   #38 
  - Good idea. Now let's get the tax rates back to what they were in 1964 n/t  eridani   Apr-28-11 06:06 PM   #98 
  - Works for me  Taverner   Apr-27-11 11:00 PM   #28 
     - Frankly, I think too much money is being diverted for boomer benefits.  franzia99   Apr-27-11 11:03 PM   #29 
        - What are YOU doing about it? n/t  ohheckyeah   Apr-28-11 02:24 AM   #33 
        - frankly, i think you're buying into the fight over table scraps.  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 02:05 PM   #70 
           - How about this, boomers use their numbers to help forgive student loan debt and push down tuition, &  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:33 PM   #76 
              - how about you quit acting like "boomers" as a class are responsible for the student loan industry.  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 03:42 PM   #79 
                 - Dismissing my concerns as "intergenerational war" is a nice way for boomers  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:44 PM   #80 
                    - weak. you can dodge all you want, but the "greedy seniors" meme is straight  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 03:56 PM   #82 
                       - See post 81 below  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:57 PM   #83 
                          - no, you shouldn't look to boomers for leadership. so what? killing SS & medicare won't help your  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 04:01 PM   #84 
                             - Wow, you boomers live up to your reputation as being a self centered bunch  franzia99   Apr-28-11 04:12 PM   #86 
                                - They are the generation of greed.  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 06:13 PM   #100 
                                - more winger talking points from a low-count poster.  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 07:35 PM   #110 
                                   - Unless your definitiion of right wing is "Disagrees with me" then I dont qualify  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 08:01 PM   #113 
                                      - my definition is "ramps up intergenerational warfare", like wingers do.  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 11:32 PM   #117 
                                         - So as a good liberal I should ignore sociopathic greed and indifference?  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 12:02 AM   #119 
                                - you're hopeless. & i suspect for a reason. byebye.  Hannah Bell   Apr-28-11 07:34 PM   #109 
  - what's wrong with golf, pal?  dionysus   Apr-27-11 09:07 PM   #18 
  - It's huberis  Taverner   Apr-27-11 10:59 PM   #26 
  - Fuckin' Frisbee Golf, man.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-28-11 02:25 AM   #34 
  - Yep  Taverner   Apr-28-11 11:28 AM   #51 
  - Okay, golf is fun.  Paradoxical   Apr-28-11 02:56 AM   #35 
  - Golf is a waste of a perfectly good walk  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 12:35 PM   #61 
  - "So now what?"  unkachuck   Apr-27-11 09:20 PM   #19 
  - I hate to say this even though I love gen X culture but Gen X is one of the most republican  craigmatic   Apr-27-11 09:34 PM   #20 
  - I don't know about that  Taverner   Apr-27-11 10:59 PM   #25 
     - Yep. We damn sure are not "republican"  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 01:30 AM   #131 
     - That's true but those ideologies are still on the right.  craigmatic   Apr-29-11 03:33 PM   #142 
  - The problem is that we (Xers) are simply out numbered.  JanMichael   Apr-27-11 10:09 PM   #22 
  - Taking a Long Time  RobinA   Apr-28-11 11:38 AM   #54 
  - ...and I don't think the boomers living into their 100s is a bad thing  Taverner   Apr-28-11 02:06 PM   #72 
  - That sums it up pretty well. n/t  Exilednight   Apr-28-11 07:39 PM   #112 
  - Today I saw a guy who looked like a retired college professor & realized it was Michael Stipe.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-28-11 02:18 AM   #31 
  - Henry Rollins has a fracking talk show  MattBaggins   Apr-28-11 10:56 AM   #46 
     - It'd be fun to see Henry getting Orly and Trump and the other Birfers on, wouldn't it?  Warren DeMontague   Apr-28-11 11:42 AM   #55 
  - Now what?? Get self-sufficient.  adigal   Apr-28-11 09:24 AM   #39 
  - no such thing as self sufficient after 40, no such thing as DIY heart surgery  pitohui   Apr-28-11 11:50 AM   #56 
  - I am almost 50, and I am going to be self-sufficient  adigal   Apr-28-11 07:35 PM   #111 
  - +1 - and get armed because the rich will come for your shit.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 12:41 PM   #63 
  - The best that I can come up with...  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-28-11 09:36 AM   #40 
  - Ravages of senior poverty??  BobbyBoring   Apr-28-11 10:08 AM   #42 
     - I dunno, I'm not sure I like the taste of GenX, lol  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-28-11 10:12 AM   #43 
     - You can't run fast enough old timer  MattBaggins   Apr-28-11 10:57 AM   #47 
  - I sure hate not belonging to a gen proper  CBGLuthier   Apr-28-11 10:46 AM   #44 
  - See it's that kind of lack of a "can do attitude" that's ruining this world  MattBaggins   Apr-28-11 10:59 AM   #48 
  - Exactly where I'm at  Ishoutandscream2   Apr-28-11 11:35 AM   #52 
  - I would write it a bit differently myself....  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 10:56 AM   #45 
  - Well, for me I don't blame the boomers for the fall of the USA  Taverner   Apr-28-11 11:25 AM   #50 
  - Do I blame every individual from that generation? No.  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 12:12 PM   #58 
  - good example  marions ghost   Apr-28-11 12:40 PM   #62 
     - Yep. ONe of my first posts on DU was about the ........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-28-11 02:13 PM   #73 
     - No, he made a good point  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:42 PM   #78 
     - GEEZ! I'm a socialist. I want education to be FREE........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-28-11 06:32 PM   #103 
        - If what you say is true, you know what I have said is also true  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 01:27 AM   #130 
           - This meme is what the Republicans are saying  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 01:31 PM   #140 
     - Ignore reality,,, it's been the "greed" generations mantra forever. Why change now.  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 05:19 PM   #93 
  - I agree, especially if you know that many of the bad decisions  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 12:45 PM   #65 
     - I think the problem is in that we are the good guys  Taverner   Apr-28-11 01:56 PM   #67 
     - Don't kid yourself, the boomers LOVED it. For them it was great times.  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 05:33 PM   #94 
  - well here is a classic post of pure ignorance  pitohui   Apr-28-11 11:59 AM   #57 
  - Good job protesting vietnam as kids  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 05:48 PM   #97 
  - Amen brother.  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:38 PM   #77 
  - Wittingly or unwittingly, both of you guys are.......  socialist_n_TN   Apr-28-11 06:41 PM   #104 
     - Respectfully, that's total crap  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 12:41 AM   #126 
        - What do you want listed?  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 01:41 PM   #141 
  - With a broad brush like that, you could paint a house in an hour  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 12:15 AM   #121 
  - baby boomers dont know what a padwans is  ontime1969   Apr-28-11 11:38 AM   #53 
  - How the heck can you even lift that paint brush you are trying to  Skidmore   Apr-28-11 12:42 PM   #64 
  - Sigh...you didn't read my post did you?  Taverner   Apr-28-11 02:02 PM   #68 
     - Here'sthe boomer answer to your question...  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 06:12 PM   #99 
        - Capitalist RW talking points  socialist_n_TN   Apr-28-11 06:47 PM   #105 
           - I was gonna say, that seems like a big brush  Taverner   Apr-28-11 06:55 PM   #106 
           - This doesn't even make sense.  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 08:38 PM   #115 
              - It doesn't make sense to you because you're caught up  socialist_n_TN   Apr-28-11 11:54 PM   #118 
              - WHAT talking points? From WHO?  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 12:17 AM   #122 
                 - Blame the fucking reactionary fascists, not a generation......  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 12:30 AM   #125 
                    - You fight with your VOTE. And that is what you are judged by.  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 12:55 AM   #127 
                       - Nope. Boomers voted AGAINST Reagan........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 10:45 AM   #136 
              - Uh, when I was teaching GenX college students in the 1980s, it was THEY  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 12:21 AM   #123 
                 - Be that as it may, BOOMERS elected Reagan twice  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 01:15 AM   #129 
                    - So Chris, who's been feeding you this bullshit about "The boomers elected Reagan"?  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 01:44 AM   #134 
  - Baby Boomers to GenXers: Now what?  Iggo   Apr-28-11 02:41 PM   #74 
  - Oh fuck...none of us have any clue do we?  Taverner   Apr-28-11 03:12 PM   #75 
  - LOL, no shit huh.  Iggo   Apr-28-11 04:09 PM   #85 
  - If you never listened to R.E.M.'s Murmur  Warren DeMontague   Apr-29-11 02:25 AM   #135 
  - We shouldn't look to boomers for leadership...  franzia99   Apr-28-11 03:54 PM   #81 
  - And this socialist has NO problem with anything  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 01:20 PM   #138 
  - This Boomer will have to work as long as she's alive and healthy  lunatica   Apr-28-11 04:20 PM   #88 
  - This gen x/yer will too.  franzia99   Apr-28-11 04:26 PM   #91 
     - What matters is that boomers get more  Chris_Texas   Apr-28-11 06:21 PM   #102 
  - Teach your children well.  End Of The Road   Apr-28-11 04:24 PM   #90 
  - 35 is not old. or is it?  krabigirl   Apr-28-11 07:30 PM   #108 
  - Nope, NOT old! But now you have big responsibilities  End Of The Road   Apr-28-11 08:02 PM   #114 
  - My kids are post-millenials  Taverner   Apr-28-11 11:27 PM   #116 
  - Seizing the means of production has not been a problem???  ironrooster   Apr-28-11 05:39 PM   #96 
  - Well, at least for folks in my age demographic  Taverner   Apr-28-11 06:56 PM   #107 
  - I do think seizing the means of production is precisely the problem.  readmoreoften   Apr-29-11 12:15 AM   #120 
  - Yep. We did have a little more leverage than there is now  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 12:21 AM   #124 
  - I blame Gen$ and the Bentley Boomers. nt  U4ikLefty   Apr-29-11 01:06 AM   #128 
     - If you're talking about what we used to call Yuppies  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 01:24 PM   #139 
 

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