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  •  my son: "your generation pretty much F*cked mine" (5+ / 0-)

    probably true, I answered.  So what are you going to do about it?

    It's not a fake orgasm; it's a real yawn.

    by sayitaintso on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 01:31:40 PM PST

    •  Depends (14+ / 0-)

      on who in my generation you're talking about. I totally agree if you're talking about. I'd agree if you're gnashing your teeth at Reagan's flunkies, Bush I and Bush II's, but the government economy was doing fairly well along about 2000. We've had two wars and a bunch of military hardware purchased since and somebody's got to pay for it. Bush II advised people to go shopping after 9/11 and he wasn't kidding. The interest on all those credit card purchases kept our creditors happy until the whole country sailed off the cliff like Wiley Coyote.
      Remember Gore wanted to put the then solvent Social Security in a lockbox? Remember George Bush II pulling SS vouchers out of a file and saying they weren't worth the paper they were written on? Purportedly over 50% of the US population voted for the latter. If you want to blame them it's AOK by me, but in the meantime some of the rest of us lost our future as well and are now in the same boat you will be. We all need to fix what we can with understanding and sympathy because, as the diarist says it could get even uglier.

      "We are monkeys with money and guns". Tom Waits

      by northsylvania on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 01:55:48 PM PST

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    •  that's what I tell my old man (2+ / 0-)
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      Ian H, Joe Bob

      He's seventy, I'm 42. He agrees.

      •  well, i'm closer to your age than his (0+ / 0-)

        technically, I'm the biggest and last year of the baby boom.

        So lay off the altekakkers... your day of being Abe Simpson is coming sooner than you think.

        It's not a fake orgasm; it's a real yawn.

        by sayitaintso on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 05:00:06 PM PST

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