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2012-06-17 07:54:28 AM
Well, the pendulum has swung back the other way.

...I doubt they'll ever vote for legalization of any kind, though. Bastards.
 
2012-06-17 08:25:43 AM
Boomers never said "No", nor did they want to. They wanted everyone ELSE to 'Just Say No'.
 
2012-06-17 09:08:02 AM
Do as I say not as I do is still the baby boomer credo.
 
2012-06-17 09:11:05 AM
Dine and dash motherfarkers.
 
2012-06-17 09:23:27 AM
Thankfully it's much harder to chew off a face while on bath salts when you don't have any teeth.
 
2012-06-17 09:25:12 AM
I shoot only the finest western slope Himalayan heroin that has been ingested then evacuated through the supple bowels of young, free-range, female snow leopards. Of course my needle is cold-drawn pure gold attached to a 23% hand-cut lead crystal.
 
2012-06-17 09:27:24 AM
The 'Just Say No' was more directed at Generation X.
 
2012-06-17 09:27:52 AM
Shrieking out Russian submarine codes in his bed, frothing and dying from Alzheimers, while his wife Nancy fellates the corpse of Frank Sinatra. Why do you ask?
 
2012-06-17 09:30:14 AM
So you dont think saying no to drugs is a good idea? Why not? Is there ever a good reason to start smoking meth or crack or shooting heroin?

/RTFA
 
2012-06-17 09:31:37 AM
We are the people our parents warned us about.
 
2012-06-17 09:33:49 AM

Steve Zodiac: Boomers never said "No", nor did they want to. They wanted everyone ELSE to 'Just Say No'.


shockingly the most selfish generation in history is selfish.

/i'm shocked.
 
2012-06-17 09:33:52 AM
So it's this thread again?

/ collectively speaking, I'm not real fond of the Baby Boomers
// I'll get my popcorn.....
 
2012-06-17 09:36:04 AM
High till I die, yo
 
2012-06-17 09:36:43 AM
The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.
 
2012-06-17 09:39:33 AM
Nancy Reagan, b. 1921.
 
2012-06-17 09:40:02 AM
My drugs are morally superior to your drugs because I can buy them in a store!
 
2012-06-17 09:40:31 AM
So sad, really. Here we generation so totally focused on its own happiness, raised by a generation only slightly less focused on its children's happiness. And yet years later, it has so wholly forgotten what happiness is that it enslaves itself to a chemical for a few minutes of inauthentic happiness a pop. And the worst part is that it had done this before, realized it was a bad idea, and has now fallen back into the trap.

If there is anything to be learned from the mess, it is that centering your goals and values on happiness will only ensure that you do not find it. Set your sights on something else -dare I say, something loftier- and happiness will come to you.
 
2012-06-17 09:40:40 AM
What are moral values?

Moral values are the standards of good and evil, which govern an individual's behavior and choices. Individual's morals may derive from society and government, religion, or self. When moral values derive from society and government they, of necessity, may change as the laws and morals of the society change. An example of the impact of changing laws on moral values may be seen in the case of marriage vs. "living together."
Link
 
2012-06-17 09:41:16 AM
Generation X: Just Say No

Baby Boomers: Just say Snow
 
2012-06-17 09:43:16 AM
At that age, I say go for it gramps!

upload.wikimedia.org

He gets it.
 
2012-06-17 09:43:17 AM
So can legalize pot now that the addicts own the old people vote?
 
2012-06-17 09:44:30 AM

Fark U: What are moral values?


"Christianity goes beyond all other religions in that it is more than just a system of do's and don'ts; it is a relationship with the living God through His Son, Jesus Christ"

What a crock
 
2012-06-17 09:46:51 AM
To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.
 
2012-06-17 09:49:55 AM
psst--anybody in this thread have some weed they can part with? EIP.
 
2012-06-17 09:50:55 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Well, the pendulum has swung back the other way.

...I doubt they'll ever vote for legalization of any kind, though. Bastards.


THIS. Farking hypocrisy is the only constant with this group.

ABSTINENCE IS THE ONLY EFFECTIVE BIRTH CONTROL (or sex with boys from the Dominican Republic)
JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS (but my Xanax and OxyContin are A-OK)
LOWER TAXES TO SPUR GROWTH (my profligate welfare in the form of mortgage deductions and capital gains is all good though)
NO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OR UNIONS (corporations sticking it to the working class to keep my capital gains up, well that's different)
 
2012-06-17 09:50:58 AM

MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.


A true but entirely pedantic assertion.
 
2012-06-17 09:51:38 AM
Let me remind you of something very important about drugs. It's all about the cheese.

Boomers are retiring. Their cash flow will soon become negative. Much like bankers and brokers who stole billions from people with accumulated wealth in the last meltdown, the drug dealers are pushing hard to get as much money out of the boomers as possible.

The first one is always free; the last one is always the most expensive. Look around the room and figure out which person is enjoying your high the most.
 
2012-06-17 09:52:20 AM

Trance750: The 'Just Say No' was more directed at Generation X.


You trying to say Nancy Reagan was a boomer?
 
2012-06-17 09:52:27 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: I shoot only the finest western slope Himalayan heroin that has been ingested then evacuated through the supple bowels of young, free-range, female snow leopards. Of course my needle is cold-drawn pure gold attached to a 23% hand-cut lead crystal.


I admire your sense of style and tradition. That said, if you ever want to go green with your heroin syringes, might I suggest a flint glass that uses titanium dioxide rather than lead?

Mainlining For Christ,

S.W.O.D.
 
2012-06-17 09:53:22 AM

MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.


She was their mouthpiece. They did elect Reagan afterall.
 
2012-06-17 09:53:31 AM
The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.
 
2012-06-17 09:54:39 AM

Hypothetical Imperative: MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.

A true but entirely pedantic assertion.


True is true and if you call pointing out the truth of the matter as pedantry, then you might want to remove that telephone pole you have stuck up your butt.
 
2012-06-17 09:55:42 AM

sweet-daddy-2: To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.


My Dad did his 30 years with the Air Force as a civilian worker after being drafted in the late 60s, lives within his means on his retirement, and smokes the weed responsibly, so he is awesome and not part of the generalization I made above. He didn't focus on getting his above all else, he focused on family, making sure we had vacations every year and some sense of responsibility as best he was able to teach it. As a result we are all the closer for it.

\Thanks Dad!
 
2012-06-17 09:56:48 AM
Boomers have always done drugs. Are you sure you didn't mean that there was is a rise of drug use among Gen-X'ers, cuz the just say no campaign was aimed at them, not the baby boomer generation. Most boomers were already adults when Nancy Regan coined the phrase "just say no."

Kinda helps to know what you are talking about, before making a fool of yourself on Fark, don't ya think?
 
2012-06-17 09:59:05 AM
So, where's that "Just Say No" crap at now, grandpa?

Idiots everywhere,

Please stop doing this. Please stop beginning a question or phrase with "Where...." and then ending same said phrase with "...at." It's redundant, it's a poor construction, and it makes you sound functionally retarded.

Sincerely,
People who are better than you.
 
2012-06-17 09:59:44 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: So it's this thread again?

/ collectively speaking, I'm not real fond of the Baby Boomers
// I'll get my popcorn.....


It gets boring, because it's based on a fundamental misreading of history.
The media is fond of presenting the boomers as a generation of hippies, protestors, and flower-children who sold out when it became convenient.
the real truth is that the social rebels upon whom the popular caricature of that era is based never constituted more than about 15% of that generation. the rest were the so-called "silent majority" - who took orders, walked between the white lines, and did everything they could to persecute those rebels.
Well, they are still around, and their conformity didn't pay off in happiness while it was supposed to - and they see you, the young, as the same enemy they hated then.
Regarding my generation, I would say this to the young - you are wise to reflexively distrust us - but seek allies where you can find them. remember that those few of us boomers who know the score know your enemy better than you do - we've been fighting them for 45 years.
 
2012-06-17 09:59:48 AM

Mugato: MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.

She was their mouthpiece. They did elect Reagan afterall.


She was Frank Sinatra's mouthpiece, if all the rumors are true.
 
2012-06-17 10:00:40 AM

Steve Zodiac: Boomers never said "No", nor did they want to. They wanted everyone ELSE to 'Just Say No'.


That.

MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.


I'm pretty sure the cops and school officials who pushed it on me in grade-school were solidly middle-aged boomers. I have a hard time believing that Nancy Reagan was the on in the McGruff the Crime Dog costume.
 
2012-06-17 10:00:48 AM

sweet-daddy-2: To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2012-06-17 10:01:43 AM
Gramps does Viagra and Vicodin on Friday and Saturday, Xanax and Valium on Sunday. He says your grandma is a junkie slut.
 
2012-06-17 10:02:51 AM

ShamWowofDamocles: Boudica's War Tampon: I shoot only the finest western slope Himalayan heroin that has been ingested then evacuated through the supple bowels of young, free-range, female snow leopards. Of course my needle is cold-drawn pure gold attached to a 23% hand-cut lead crystal.

I admire your sense of style and tradition. That said, if you ever want to go green with your heroin syringes, might I suggest a flint glass that uses titanium dioxide rather than lead?

Mainlining For Christ,

S.W.O.D.


YMMV but I find flint glass does not ring with the same pure tonal harmonies like leaded crystal does when I tap out the air bubble previous to injection. Plus I feel the crystalline structures of flint glass are microscopically too rough and induce oxygenation into my heroin.
 
2012-06-17 10:03:44 AM

ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.


Oh, horseshiat. The young are exactly the same as we were when we were young - namely, young. Youth is what it is - it has it's strengths and weaknesses, and it's part of the human condition. Deal with it
 
2012-06-17 10:03:58 AM
The Greatest Generation, traumatized by terrible economic times as children followed up by fighting the bloodiest war in human history as young adults, tried desperately to create a conflict-free world for their children. To that end, they went so far as to rewrite philosophical, moral, and political thinking in a manner centered on pleasure and conflict avoidance: totally different, nearly opposite in fact, from that in which they themselves had been raised.

"Just Say No" and its ilk are what happened when they realized what their sociological experiment had actually produced. They represent a last-ditch effort to turn back the tide they themselves had unleashed. I'm forced to wonder: what must they have felt, realizing what they had done?
 
2012-06-17 10:05:44 AM

PawisBetlog: sweet-daddy-2: To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.

My Dad did his 30 years with the Air Force as a civilian worker after being drafted in the late 60s, lives within his means on his retirement, and smokes the weed responsibly, so he is awesome and not part of the generalization I made above. He didn't focus on getting his above all else, he focused on family, making sure we had vacations every year and some sense of responsibility as best he was able to teach it. As a result we are all the closer for it.

\Thanks Dad!


According to your generalisation above, every single person born in an ill-defined period after 1945 is a fundamentalist Christian, Republican voting racist. Except for your dad. Which is nice.
 
2012-06-17 10:08:17 AM
What a sad generation.

Truly. I used to be angry at the Boomers, for engaging in a maneuver best described by another Farker as "climbing a ladder put down for them by their parents, then pulling it up after them, leaving younger folks stranded".

But now that I see them getting truly old, the myopic self-obsession in which they've always been trapped just makes me feel pity.

It's not to say that I don't look forward to the day when they're mostly dead or marginalized. That generation's best work was finished thirty years ago, but unlike prior generations that were happy to pass the mic, Boomers managed to more than double their social airtime with sheer selfishness and numbers. They've made an entire country "about" them, to serve them, even to cater to exactly how they'd like to contribute back to it. It's astonishing, really.

This nation prospered with them for a time, but it's been held back by them for even longer, and the younger generations are facing being stunted for lack of space. In the next ten years, the Boomers will be fading. It's a relief for those of us who feared they'd find a way to demand and be granted eternal life, along with everything else they've strongarmed from the world.

But I do feel sorry for them lately. They feel the spotlight moving on to someone else, and "their" world changing without their permission, and they're so angry and bewildered about it. They're going to grow old as gracelessly as a marginalized old Hollywood diva, never understanding why others have to have needs when theirs are so very important.

And never realizing that they missed a core beauty of living in this world, which involves being able to truly think of others first, and humble oneself before a larger picture.
 
2012-06-17 10:09:20 AM

PawisBetlog: sweet-daddy-2: To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.

My Dad did his 30 years with the Air Force as a civilian worker after being drafted in the late 60s, lives within his means on his retirement, and smokes the weed responsibly, so he is awesome and not part of the generalization I made above. He didn't focus on getting his above all else, he focused on family, making sure we had vacations every year and some sense of responsibility as best he was able to teach it. As a result we are all the closer for it.

\Thanks Dad!


See? We're not all bad guys. Now take him a sixer and cook a ribeye for him.
Maybe he won't bogart that joint.
 
2012-06-17 10:09:47 AM

FTFA:

"The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25."
This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.
 
2012-06-17 10:11:52 AM
A word for all you young folk who are here to trash us boomers - i will listen happily, but I'd like to ask you a small favor in return.
Do you think y'all might be able to find the time to start, you know,
F**KING VOTING!?!?!?!?
And don't try to tell me you do - I've read the stats.
kthnxby.
 
2012-06-17 10:12:14 AM

Millennium: The Greatest Generation, traumatized by terrible economic times as children followed up by fighting the bloodiest war in human history as young adults, tried desperately to create a conflict-free world for their children. To that end, they went so far as to rewrite philosophical, moral, and political thinking in a manner centered on pleasure and conflict avoidance: totally different, nearly opposite in fact, from that in which they themselves had been raised.

"Just Say No" and its ilk are what happened when they realized what their sociological experiment had actually produced. They represent a last-ditch effort to turn back the tide they themselves had unleashed. I'm forced to wonder: what must they have felt, realizing what they had done?


I call it the Spock Effect. Parallels with the Cobra Effect.

A sad, misguided, inventor named Dr Spock wrote an owner's manual for those new parents. And they bought it hook line, and sinker.
He was an idiot and society acted his fool.
Fortunately it would appear that no matter how badly tou fark up young children, most will turn out just fine in spite of it.
 
2012-06-17 10:15:31 AM

supageil: What a sad generation.

Truly. I used to be angry at the Boomers, for engaging in a maneuver best described by another Farker as "climbing a ladder put down for them by their parents, then pulling it up after them, leaving younger folks stranded".

But now that I see them getting truly old, the myopic self-obsession in which they've always been trapped just makes me feel pity.

It's not to say that I don't look forward to the day when they're mostly dead or marginalized. That generation's best work was finished thirty years ago, but unlike prior generations that were happy to pass the mic, Boomers managed to more than double their social airtime with sheer selfishness and numbers. They've made an entire country "about" them, to serve them, even to cater to exactly how they'd like to contribute back to it. It's astonishing, really.

This nation prospered with them for a time, but it's been held back by them for even longer, and the younger generations are facing being stunted for lack of space. In the next ten years, the Boomers will be fading. It's a relief for those of us who feared they'd find a way to demand and be granted eternal life, along with everything else they've strongarmed from the world.

But I do feel sorry for them lately. They feel the spotlight moving on to someone else, and "their" world changing without their permission, and they're so angry and bewildered about it. They're going to grow old as gracelessly as a marginalized old Hollywood diva, never understanding why others have to have needs when theirs are so very important.

And never realizing that they missed a core beauty of living in this world, which involves being able to truly think of others first, and humble oneself before a larger picture.


Dude - 15% of us spent the sixties and most of the seventies trying to tell the other 85% that - do you think they are going to listen now?
Go to the polls en masse. Vote.
The "silent majority" will never change.
 
2012-06-17 10:15:34 AM

supageil: What a sad generation.

Truly. I used to be angry at the Boomers, for engaging in a maneuver best described by another Farker as "climbing a ladder put down for them by their parents, then pulling it up after them, leaving younger folks stranded".

But now that I see them getting truly old, the myopic self-obsession in which they've always been trapped just makes me feel pity.

It's not to say that I don't look forward to the day when they're mostly dead or marginalized. That generation's best work was finished thirty years ago, but unlike prior generations that were happy to pass the mic, Boomers managed to more than double their social airtime with sheer selfishness and numbers. They've made an entire country "about" them, to serve them, even to cater to exactly how they'd like to contribute back to it. It's astonishing, really.

This nation prospered with them for a time, but it's been held back by them for even longer, and the younger generations are facing being stunted for lack of space. In the next ten years, the Boomers will be fading. It's a relief for those of us who feared they'd find a way to demand and be granted eternal life, along with everything else they've strongarmed from the world.

But I do feel sorry for them lately. They feel the spotlight moving on to someone else, and "their" world changing without their permission, and they're so angry and bewildered about it. They're going to grow old as gracelessly as a marginalized old Hollywood diva, never understanding why others have to have needs when theirs are so very important.

And never realizing that they missed a core beauty of living in this world, which involves being able to truly think of others first, and humble oneself before a larger picture.



I read that as Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson.
 
2012-06-17 10:16:07 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: YMMV but I find flint glass does not ring with the same pure tonal harmonies like leaded crystal does when I tap out the air bubble previous to injection. Plus I feel the crystalline structures of flint glass are microscopically too rough and induce oxygenation into my heroin.


I agree with everything you typed. There's always a "cost" when choosing the eco-friendly alternative. Electric cars lack the horsepower and range of gas vehicles.

Your current method for enjoying heroin is ideal. My comments were floated out for consideration if (and only if) you ever wanted to go green.
 
2012-06-17 10:16:21 AM

sweet-daddy-2: To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.


My father disowned me because I had the gall to assert that Tea Partiers are blathering idiots. This, after a lifetime of physical and mental abuse that he, to this day, refuses to acknowledge, insisting that I am a pathological liar. Over the course of his most recent outburst, he stalked and confronted several of my friends to "correct" their views of him.

I haven't much cared for my father since I grew the balls to leave at the age of fifteen, and that was seventeen years ago. My boomer father can go find a shallow grave and remain forgotten.

I never met my maternal grandfather, but my paternal grandfather was an okay guy -- he's been dead for about twenty years.

So, no thanks... I think I'll sit on my butt and watch some movies today.
 
2012-06-17 10:18:35 AM

HairBolus: FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25." This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.


plenty of research, but lots of confounding. there's addictive genes, traumatic childhoods, socioeconomic factors, etc. but yeah ignoring causation, the correlation between a 12-year-old drinking whiskey and later drug/alcohol problems is there. especially in a nation where we try to ban alcohol in any amount in the young. the question is really, why are they drinking/drugging so young?
 
2012-06-17 10:19:13 AM

HairBolus: FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25." This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.


There is lots of bad research and worse science to interpret pretty any which way you wish.
Kinda like Climate Science, actual Knowledge of Humans is just poking sticks into the dark.

/the observation and information gathering stage is a poor place to stop and prognosticate
// is a reliable symptom of criminal profit taking or stupid social engineering attempts
 
2012-06-17 10:20:34 AM
The key is to find a very aggressive liver antagonist so you can get off this planet you farked up and leave us to our misery.
 
2012-06-17 10:23:40 AM

PawisBetlog: sweet-daddy-2: To all of you haters out there: Call your boomer dads and grandfathers
today and give them your love.

My Dad did his 30 years with the Air Force as a civilian worker after being drafted in the late 60s, lives within his means on his retirement, and smokes the weed responsibly, so he is awesome and not part of the generalization I made above. He didn't focus on getting his above all else, he focused on family, making sure we had vacations every year and some sense of responsibility as best he was able to teach it. As a result we are all the closer for it.

\Thanks Dad!


My Dad is too old to be a Boomer ( born during WWII ) but he's pretty cool. However, some of his younger siblings are pretty narcissistic, and they pretty much fulfill the "Me-Generation" Boomer stereotype...

\ I have no idea why that is, given that everyone involved has the same parents...
 
2012-06-17 10:24:03 AM

jso2897: ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.

Oh, horseshiat. The young are exactly the same as we were when we were young - namely, young. Youth is what it is - it has it's strengths and weaknesses, and it's part of the human condition. Deal with it


As soon as they decide to realize that they aren't perfect and start taking a little responsibility for their massive failures instead of whining about boomers, I will. ESPECIALLY if they'll start voting. Hopefully they learned in 2010 that elections occur every 2 years, not just every 4.

/whiny self-centered little gits.
 
2012-06-17 10:25:22 AM
Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.
 
2012-06-17 10:26:18 AM
Happy Father's Day, ya whiny little biatches
 
2012-06-17 10:26:57 AM

steerforth: Nancy Reagan, b. 1921.


Also, Richard "War on Drugs" Nixon, b. 1913.
 
2012-06-17 10:28:38 AM

jso2897: A word for all you young folk who are here to trash us boomers - i will listen happily, but I'd like to ask you a small favor in return.
Do you think y'all might be able to find the time to start, you know,
F**KING VOTING!?!?!?!?
And don't try to tell me you do - I've read the stats.
kthnxby.


...why do you want them to vote? They're idiots.
 
2012-06-17 10:29:13 AM

ghare: As soon as they decide to realize that they aren't perfect and start taking a little responsibility for their massive failures instead of whining about boomers, I will


One can take responsibility and try to change things and still give credit for this mess where credit is due. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
 
2012-06-17 10:29:54 AM

jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.


They said no to good taste. But never, apparently, to french fries and Ben and Jerry's.
 
2012-06-17 10:30:33 AM
LOL...good to see all the boomer hate come spilling out from the ignoramuses who think Just Say No was a boomer program.

You idiots. That was The Greatest Generation's response to all the boomers toking up and spouting "make love, not war" slogans, playing loud rock-n-roll music and generally telling TGG to take their uptight racist and sexist attitudes and shoving it up their collective assholes.
 
2012-06-17 10:30:50 AM

Mouser: jso2897: A word for all you young folk who are here to trash us boomers - i will listen happily, but I'd like to ask you a small favor in return.
Do you think y'all might be able to find the time to start, you know,
F**KING VOTING!?!?!?!?
And don't try to tell me you do - I've read the stats.
kthnxby.

...why do you want them to vote? They're idiots.


Yes, but they are YOUNG idiots, and their votes are needed to cancel out the votes of old idiots. Anyway - no vote, no biatch.
 
2012-06-17 10:31:10 AM

jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.


Sorry. Redux.

1.bp.blogspot.com

They said no to good taste. But never, apparently, to french fries and Ben and Jerry's.
 
2012-06-17 10:33:10 AM

A Fark Handle: HairBolus: FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25." This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.

plenty of research, but lots of confounding. ... the correlation between a 12-year-old drinking whiskey and later drug/alcohol problems is there. ...


True, but the FTFA old wives tale doesn't distinguish between a 12 year old who has had 1 taste of whiskey vs a 12 year old alcoholic.
 
2012-06-17 10:33:25 AM

jso2897: A word for all you young folk who are here to trash us boomers - i will listen happily, but I'd like to ask you a small favor in return.
Do you think y'all might be able to find the time to start, you know,
F**KING VOTING!?!?!?!?
And don't try to tell me you do - I've read the stats.
kthnxby.


Young people DO vote. It's part of why Obama won in 2008, and a huge part of why Texas' voter ID laws specifically prohibits college IDs for voting purposes.
 
2012-06-17 10:34:23 AM

supageil: What a sad generation.

Truly. I used to be angry at the Boomers, for engaging in a maneuver best described by another Farker as "climbing a ladder put down for them by their parents, then pulling it up after them, leaving younger folks stranded".

But now that I see them getting truly old, the myopic self-obsession in which they've always been trapped just makes me feel pity.

It's not to say that I don't look forward to the day when they're mostly dead or marginalized. That generation's best work was finished thirty years ago, but unlike prior generations that were happy to pass the mic, Boomers managed to more than double their social airtime with sheer selfishness and numbers. They've made an entire country "about" them, to serve them, even to cater to exactly how they'd like to contribute back to it. It's astonishing, really.

This nation prospered with them for a time, but it's been held back by them for even longer, and the younger generations are facing being stunted for lack of space. In the next ten years, the Boomers will be fading. It's a relief for those of us who feared they'd find a way to demand and be granted eternal life, along with everything else they've strongarmed from the world.

But I do feel sorry for them lately. They feel the spotlight moving on to someone else, and "their" world changing without their permission, and they're so angry and bewildered about it. They're going to grow old as gracelessly as a marginalized old Hollywood diva, never understanding why others have to have needs when theirs are so very important.

And never realizing that they missed a core beauty of living in this world, which involves being able to truly think of others first, and humble oneself before a larger picture.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-06-17 10:35:33 AM

StoneColdAtheist: You idiots. That was The Greatest Generation's response to all the boomers toking up and spouting "make love, not war" slogans, playing loud rock-n-roll music and generally telling TGG to take their uptight racist and sexist attitudes and shoving it up their collective assholes.


Does anyone read a thread before posting?

Again, of course the people in power were older but the people that supported them and voted them in were Boomers. I don't think any Boomers had McGruff the crime dog come to their elementary school and start lecturing them not to do the same shiat their parents did but stopped doing, suddenly making it wrong for the next generation.
 
2012-06-17 10:35:50 AM

jso2897: Regarding my generation, I would say this to the young - you are wise to reflexively distrust us - but seek allies where you can find them. remember that those few of us boomers who know the score know your enemy better than you do - we've been fighting them for 45 years.


QFT
I spent my teenage years as a young lass in Hollyweird in the 70s. As far as I knew the whole country was into free love and recreational drugs. Imagine my surprise when I moved to Rhode Island at the age of 18 and people were considerably more uptight.
 
2012-06-17 10:36:40 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: So it's this thread again?

/ collectively speaking, I'm not real fond of the Baby Boomers
// I'll get my popcorn.....


/// derp
 
2012-06-17 10:36:57 AM

StoneColdAtheist: LOL...good to see all the boomer hate come spilling out from the ignoramuses who think Just Say No was a boomer program.

You idiots. That was The Greatest Generation's response to all the boomers toking up and spouting "make love, not war" slogans, playing loud rock-n-roll music and generally telling TGG to take their uptight racist and sexist attitudes and shoving it up their collective assholes.


Yeah, because that was totally still going on in the 80's, when "Just Say No" and D.A.R.E. made their debuts. Boomers had sold out to corporate America by the 80's, or become worthless junkies; the backlash was aimed squarely at the hard substance abusers prevalent in the Gen X crowd. You can certainly make the argument that TGG came up with the ideas, but they weren't the driving force -- the boomers did that, and they still are.
 
2012-06-17 10:38:49 AM
FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25."

Methinks this Hall fella (Jim Hall, director of Nova's Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse) knows a bit more than he might be letting on. Anyone who uses the word "Toke" has been in a circle once or twice... Just sayin...
 
2012-06-17 10:39:46 AM

jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.


Well, be honest, we did say no more war.
And, pretty emphaticlly.
Look where it got us.

You young fools do not get your lying sociopathic politicians in check, this will be the good old days.
 
2012-06-17 10:41:26 AM

HairBolus: FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25." This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.


FTFA: "... Jim Hall, director of Nova's Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse."

So you dismiss a claim made by the director of a center that studies substance abuse as being speculative and illogical, and then procede to pull a completely hypothetical scenario out of your arse as being the only plausible explanation. Brilliant!! Science - How does it work?
 
2012-06-17 10:41:39 AM

ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.


Define "lazy losers" would that be those who refuse to just go along with the same corporate slave mentality indoctrination that the previous generations did? This big dumb experiment didn't last as long as people think in their minds it has. Sorry you don't like those who are awakened to more than must "man made life as you know it"
 
2012-06-17 10:42:05 AM
Anything that makes them die faster is super-duper fine with me.
 
2012-06-17 10:44:44 AM

LumpyProle: steerforth: Nancy Reagan, b. 1921.

Also, Richard "War on Drugs" Nixon, b. 1913.


With his drug czar.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-17 10:46:39 AM

ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.


You mean the selfish, petty, spoiled arse holes were bad parents?
Yes, we know that.
 
2012-06-17 10:47:14 AM

Mugato: StoneColdAtheist: You idiots. That was The Greatest Generation's response to all the boomers toking up and spouting "make love, not war" slogans, playing loud rock-n-roll music and generally telling TGG to take their uptight racist and sexist attitudes and shoving it up their collective assholes.

Does anyone read a thread before posting?

Again, of course the people in power were older but the people that supported them and voted them in were Boomers. I don't think any Boomers had McGruff the crime dog come to their elementary school and start lecturing them not to do the same shiat their parents did but stopped doing, suddenly making it wrong for the next generation.


By your reasoning, generation X is responsible for George W Bush, the invasion of Iraq and various pokings and proddings due to the Patriot Act.

Sounds like McGruff poked you once too often.
 
2012-06-17 10:49:53 AM

wmoonfox: Steve Zodiac: Boomers never said "No", nor did they want to. They wanted everyone ELSE to 'Just Say No'.

That.

MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.

I'm pretty sure the cops and school officials who pushed it on me in grade-school were solidly middle-aged boomers. I have a hard time believing that Nancy Reagan was the on in the McGruff the Crime Dog costume.


The cops and school officials were paid to do their jobs. Jobs which were defined by the people in power at the time who (much like now) were in their 60s and 70s. People commonly called "the greatest generation" a label they humbly placed on themselves.

It is natural for every generation to feel oppressed by the one before it but many of the liberties you take for granted had to be fought for. When I was a kid in the 60s women wearing blue jeans, a couple living together out of wedlock, or a man with facial hair were considered very shocking and there were awful consequences.

The Boomers do love their drugs. Always have. Always will and the most dedicated of them have spent decades trying to get pot legal.
 
2012-06-17 10:50:35 AM

Mugato: StoneColdAtheist: You idiots. That was The Greatest Generation's response to all the boomers toking up and spouting "make love, not war" slogans, playing loud rock-n-roll music and generally telling TGG to take their uptight racist and sexist attitudes and shoving it up their collective assholes.

Does anyone read a thread before posting?

Again, of course the people in power were older but the people that supported them and voted them in were Boomers. I don't think any Boomers had McGruff the crime dog come to their elementary school and start lecturing them not to do the same shiat their parents did but stopped doing, suddenly making it wrong for the next generation.


You're really obsessed with McGruff, aren't you. Here's a tap from the cluestick for you, McGruff was created by the ad firm of Saatchi & Saatchi, owned and operated by members of the "Greatest Generation" and Jack Keil (also not a Boomer) was the voice of McGruff. McGruff was never part of the "Just Say No" campaign, he was created as an anti-crime cartoon icon and his byline was "take a bite out of crime."

But, do go on.
 
2012-06-17 10:55:57 AM

quickdraw: wmoonfox: Steve Zodiac: Boomers never said "No", nor did they want to. They wanted everyone ELSE to 'Just Say No'.

That.

MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.

I'm pretty sure the cops and school officials who pushed it on me in grade-school were solidly middle-aged boomers. I have a hard time believing that Nancy Reagan was the on in the McGruff the Crime Dog costume.

The cops and school officials were paid to do their jobs. Jobs which were defined by the people in power at the time who (much like now) were in their 60s and 70s. People commonly called "the greatest generation" a label they humbly placed on themselves.

It is natural for every generation to feel oppressed by the one before it but many of the liberties you take for granted had to be fought for. When I was a kid in the 60s women wearing blue jeans, a couple living together out of wedlock, or a man with facial hair were considered very shocking and there were awful consequences.

The Boomers do love their drugs. Always have. Always will and the most dedicated of them have spent decades trying to get pot legal.


BTW, shortsight, everybody loves drugs.
/makes the world go 'round
 
2012-06-17 10:56:24 AM
Watch PBS's My Lai. It pretty much tells the story of two very separate points of view at the boomers' apex. Escalation does strange things to people's core values.
 
2012-06-17 10:57:25 AM

Fark U: ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.

Define "lazy losers" would that be those who refuse to just go along with the same corporate slave mentality indoctrination that the previous generations did? This big dumb experiment didn't last as long as people think in their minds it has. Sorry you don't like those who are awakened to more than must "man made life as you know it"


WTF makes you think I go along with corporate mentality, you ignorant, whiny little brat? I was anti-corporate and fight-the-power before you were born.
 
2012-06-17 10:58:46 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Happy Father's Day, ya whiny little biatches


Thankyou! Now where the hell is my ribeye,Shiner,and bong?
You know I don't like waiting!
 
2012-06-17 11:05:22 AM

steerforth: By your reasoning, generation X is responsible for George W Bush, the invasion of Iraq and various pokings and proddings due to the Patriot Act.


The Boomers are still the largest voting block but you know that.

MAYORBOB: You're really obsessed with McGruff, aren't you


Um, I mentioned it once. I think you forgot your crazy pills.
 
2012-06-17 11:11:16 AM
"Just Say No" was uncle sam propaganda out of WashDC, subby. but any reason to incite Boomer Hate Thread is always good fark. Overlook who is behind the curtain and blame the masses.
 
2012-06-17 11:14:32 AM

Mugato: steerforth: By your reasoning, generation X is responsible for George W Bush, the invasion of Iraq and various pokings and proddings due to the Patriot Act.

The Boomers are still the largest voting block but you know that.

MAYORBOB: You're really obsessed with McGruff, aren't you

Um, I mentioned it once. I think you forgot your crazy pills.


If you mentioned it once in this thread, you mentioned it a couple of times. But you knew that.
 
2012-06-17 11:17:42 AM
The dead have always bothered the living.
 
2012-06-17 11:18:38 AM
Don't blame me! I voted for Kodos (in 1980)!
 
2012-06-17 11:19:01 AM

wmoonfox: StoneColdAtheist: That was The Greatest Generation

Yeah, because that was totally still going on in the 80's, when "Just Say No" and D.A.R.E. made their debuts. Boomers had sold out to corporate America by the 80's, or become worthless junkies; the backlash was aimed squarely at the hard substance abusers prevalent in the Gen X crowd. You can certainly make the argument that TGG came up with the ideas, but they weren't the driving force -- the boomers did that, and they still are.


Speaking of selling out, aren't you the same "wmoonfox" who whines in other threads about how the boomers won't retire/die off so you can take over their job? Yeah...um hmm, thought so. How's that willing self-slavitude working for you?

Oh by the way, the "war on drugs" got started looonngg before the 80's. It really got cranked up in the mid-60's when TGG got irritated at their offspring for toking up in front of the cameras at anti-war demonstrations. I mean, shiat...it was bad enough that messicans and blacks smoked the evil weed, but when their lily white rebellious children started doing it...well, that was simply too much. Something, something...the next thing you know smooth talking African men were talking pretty white 197-year olds into dropping their pants in the Island Paradise.

Tricky Dick then give it his imprimatur (and its name) in a 1971 speech, and the rest is history.

And no, it wasn't boomers who sent McGruff into your grade school. TGG was still in charge. Truman and Ike weren't really TGG members, but they played pivotal roles in WW2 and certainly identified with TGG. Moreover, TGG or their like-minded mentors held the White House from April of 1945 (when FDR died) until Bill Clinton was sworn in in January of 1993...nearly 50 years of Father Knows Best attitudes.

You're blaming the wrong generation...boomers were just their first victims.
 
2012-06-17 11:19:35 AM

crazyeddie: So, where's that "Just Say No" crap at now, grandpa?

Idiots everywhere,

Please stop doing this. Please stop beginning a question or phrase with "Where...." and then ending same said phrase with "...at." It's redundant, it's a poor construction, and it makes you sound functionally retarded.

Sincerely,
People who are better than you.


Oh yeah? Who combines a backwoods contraction of "It's" with an Oxford comma? Then tosses in an insensitive "retarded" before expressing superiority.

/I couldn't decide to post a pic of Larry Miller's Seinfeld doorman or Edward G. Robinson's Dathan.
 
2012-06-17 11:19:40 AM

King Something: jso2897: A word for all you young folk who are here to trash us boomers - i will listen happily, but I'd like to ask you a small favor in return.
Do you think y'all might be able to find the time to start, you know,
F**KING VOTING!?!?!?!?
And don't try to tell me you do - I've read the stats.
kthnxby.

Young people DO vote. It's part of why Obama won in 2008, and a huge part of why Texas' voter ID laws specifically prohibits college IDs for voting purposes.


Well, they need to vote more. The actual stats, particularly in mid-terms (which are important, dammit!) are f**king appalling. And people are going to have to work around the inconveniences - the voter-discouragement laws can't be struck down until they have been enforced (with a few exceptions), and most of them will stand for this election. it's unconstitutional, and an outrage - but obstacles can be overcome - and it is crucially important.
 
2012-06-17 11:20:10 AM
So what? They're old. Eventually they'll die just like everyone else, just maybe a little sooner if they OD.

/What, you expected your inheritance not to go up grandpa's nose? Get over yourself.
 
2012-06-17 11:20:11 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: LumpyProle: steerforth: Nancy Reagan, b. 1921.

Also, Richard "War on Drugs" Nixon, b. 1913.

With his drug czar.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 531x411]


A true sell-out, in every sense of the term -- though not a Boomer -- at the time of that photo.

Elvis Aaron Presley, b. 1935
 
2012-06-17 11:23:39 AM
197-year olds = 17-year olds
 
2012-06-17 11:25:05 AM

StoneColdAtheist: You're blaming the wrong generation...boomers were just their first victims.


Victims. The boomers weren't the ones being lectured to. Their children were. Meanwhile the Boomers were the yuppies doing blow off their secretaries while they started on the record debt they were creating.
 
2012-06-17 11:26:55 AM

quickdraw: jso2897: Regarding my generation, I would say this to the young - you are wise to reflexively distrust us - but seek allies where you can find them. remember that those few of us boomers who know the score know your enemy better than you do - we've been fighting them for 45 years.

QFT
I spent my teenage years as a young lass in Hollyweird in the 70s. As far as I knew the whole country was into free love and recreational drugs. Imagine my surprise when I moved to Rhode Island at the age of 18 and people were considerably more uptight.


Fairfax High or Hollywood High?
 
2012-06-17 11:29:01 AM

LumpyProle: thisisyourbrainonFark: LumpyProle: steerforth: Nancy Reagan, b. 1921.

Also, Richard "War on Drugs" Nixon, b. 1913.

With his drug czar.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 531x411]

A true sell-out, in every sense of the term -- though not a Boomer -- at the time of that photo.

Elvis Aaron Presley, b. 1935


I know, just pointing out the ever-present hypocrisy.
 
2012-06-17 11:29:21 AM

Generation_D: Do as I say not as I do is still the baby boomer credo.


I thought it was "I got mine, f*ck you."
 
2012-06-17 11:30:38 AM

Mugato: StoneColdAtheist: You're blaming the wrong generation...boomers were just their first victims.

Victims. The boomers weren't the ones being lectured to. Their children were. Meanwhile the Boomers were the yuppies doing blow off their secretaries while they started on the record debt they were creating.


Oh...poor baby. Were your feeling hurt?

But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's. Us boomers have jobs, own businesses, homes and equities, and are paying our way. You have a degree in something squishy, a minimum wage McJob and a shiat-pile of college loan debt. Good luck with that.
 
2012-06-17 11:31:46 AM
This thread meeds a little Mojo
 
2012-06-17 11:32:16 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: ShamWowofDamocles: Boudica's War Tampon: I shoot only the finest western slope Himalayan heroin that has been ingested then evacuated through the supple bowels of young, free-range, female snow leopards. Of course my needle is cold-drawn pure gold attached to a 23% hand-cut lead crystal.

I admire your sense of style and tradition. That said, if you ever want to go green with your heroin syringes, might I suggest a flint glass that uses titanium dioxide rather than lead?

Mainlining For Christ,

S.W.O.D.

YMMV but I find flint glass does not ring with the same pure tonal harmonies like leaded crystal does when I tap out the air bubble previous to injection. Plus I feel the crystalline structures of flint glass are microscopically too rough and induce oxygenation into my heroin.


No, no, no. All glass is amorphous, not crystalline, or else it wouldn't be glass.
 
2012-06-17 11:33:05 AM

StoneColdAtheist: 197-year olds = 17-year olds


I was thinking maybe the black guys had smoked way, way too much
 
2012-06-17 11:39:33 AM

snocone: jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.

Well, be honest, we did say no more war.
And, pretty emphaticlly.
Look where it got us.

You young fools do not get your lying sociopathic politicians in check, this will be the good old days.


No, actually, you did not "say no to war." Only to the war you would have fought in. You've been gung ho patriot yuppies in the 80s sucking Reagan's cock, and you supported all the Contra wars and CIA started wars since. Clinton and Kosovo were a nice break, finally a somewhat just moral war. But then you got over that quick enough and supported Bush, and you absolutely lost your mind during 9/11 and haven't gotten it back since. Now time is running out, and you probably won't ever see the right side of sanity again.

tl;dr: Boomers have supported wars ever since they draft dodged to get out of fighting in one.
 
2012-06-17 11:46:53 AM

Generation_D: snocone: jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.

Well, be honest, we did say no more war.
And, pretty emphaticlly.
Look where it got us.

You young fools do not get your lying sociopathic politicians in check, this will be the good old days.

No, actually, you did not "say no to war." Only to the war you would have fought in. You've been gung ho patriot yuppies in the 80s sucking Reagan's cock, and you supported all the Contra wars and CIA started wars since. Clinton and Kosovo were a nice break, finally a somewhat just moral war. But then you got over that quick enough and supported Bush, and you absolutely lost your mind during 9/11 and haven't gotten it back since. Now time is running out, and you probably won't ever see the right side of sanity again.

tl;dr: Boomers have supported wars ever since they draft dodged to get out of fighting in one.


That kind of stupid, narrow mindedness and unobservant gets you my special color.
Do go on.
 
2012-06-17 11:49:54 AM

StoneColdAtheist: But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's. Us boomers have jobs, own businesses, homes and equities, and are paying our way. You have a degree in something squishy, a minimum wage McJob and a shiat-pile of college loan debt. Good luck with that.



www.brillig.com

No YOU'RE not in debt, we all know that. It's your kids and grandkids you have no sympathy for who are in debt. You voted yourself tax cuts and went on a spending spree after getting heavily subsidized education, inflated real estate prices to build your equity, and easy access to credit. All things your kids and grandkids will never have now, thanks to you.
 
2012-06-17 11:49:55 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-17 11:54:16 AM
assets.smokingmeatforums.com
 
2012-06-17 11:57:14 AM

ChuDogg: StoneColdAtheist: But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt.

No YOU'RE not in debt, we all know that. It's your kids and grandkids you have no sympathy for who are in debt. You voted yourself tax cuts and went on a spending spree after getting heavily subsidized education, inflated real estate prices to build your equity, and easy access to credit. All things your kids and grandkids will never have now, thanks to you.


t.qkme.me
 
2012-06-17 12:03:50 PM
So you expect them to be able to increase debt by 20x-30x fold too or do you just post shiatty memes when you have nothing better to say?
 
2012-06-17 12:07:53 PM

snocone: Generation_D: snocone: jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.

Well, be honest, we did say no more war.
And, pretty emphaticlly.
Look where it got us.

You young fools do not get your lying sociopathic politicians in check, this will be the good old days.

No, actually, you did not "say no to war." Only to the war you would have fought in. You've been gung ho patriot yuppies in the 80s sucking Reagan's cock, and you supported all the Contra wars and CIA started wars since. Clinton and Kosovo were a nice break, finally a somewhat just moral war. But then you got over that quick enough and supported Bush, and you absolutely lost your mind during 9/11 and haven't gotten it back since. Now time is running out, and you probably won't ever see the right side of sanity again.

tl;dr: Boomers have supported wars ever since they draft dodged to get out of fighting in one.

That kind of stupid, narrow mindedness and unobservant gets you my special color.
Do go on.


Thats funny, I just ignore people I don't get anything out of. You on the other hand seem like you enjoy personal confrontation.
 
2012-06-17 12:08:01 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Mugato: StoneColdAtheist: You're blaming the wrong generation...boomers were just their first victims.

Victims. The boomers weren't the ones being lectured to. Their children were. Meanwhile the Boomers were the yuppies doing blow off their secretaries while they started on the record debt they were creating.

Oh...poor baby. Were your feeling hurt?

But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's. Us boomers have jobs, own businesses, homes and equities, and are paying our way. You have a degree in something squishy, a minimum wage McJob and a shiat-pile of college loan debt. Good luck with that.


Well, to be fair, it was the boomers that recieved the last decent living wage before shiat started going down hill in the 70's. Since then wages have been stagnent or worse yet, they have actually gone down compared to what they were then.

In 1968 my 27 year old father was making $65 a week in Tallahassee. My mom didn't work, they rented our home, they had a good automoblie and enough money to provide a good life for us since I was their only child at the time(3yo). Today you couldn't do that on less than $800 a week. I don't know many 27yos making that kind of money wiithout a good education. Hell, I was taking home about $235 a week in 1987 and could still make it without too much effort. I was 22 years old. Unfortunately wages just havn't kept up with the cost of living.

I opened a business in 2002 that was going to help me get around that. I opened it without a dime from a bank either. After 6 years and tens of thousands put back into it, the economic collapse of 2008 claimed it as well as many others around it. I now have nothing and there's little hope of making enough to survive without working two jobs. Something has got to change.
 
2012-06-17 12:08:43 PM

StoneColdAtheist: But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's


Uh yeah, I think that's pretty clear, Mr. Boomer Stereotype.
 
2012-06-17 12:09:20 PM

PawisBetlog: FirstNationalBastard: Well, the pendulum has swung back the other way.

...I doubt they'll ever vote for legalization of any kind, though. Bastards.

THIS. Farking hypocrisy is the only constant with this group.

ABSTINENCE IS THE ONLY EFFECTIVE BIRTH CONTROL (or sex with boys from the Dominican Republic)
JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS (but my Xanax and OxyContin are A-OK)
LOWER TAXES TO SPUR GROWTH (my profligate welfare in the form of mortgage deductions and capital gains is all good though)
NO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OR UNIONS (corporations sticking it to the working class to keep my capital gains up, well that's different)



what the hell drugs do u want. crack? heroin?? farking junkie
 
2012-06-17 12:10:08 PM

draa: StoneColdAtheist: Mugato: StoneColdAtheist: You're blaming the wrong generation...boomers were just their first victims.

Victims. The boomers weren't the ones being lectured to. Their children were. Meanwhile the Boomers were the yuppies doing blow off their secretaries while they started on the record debt they were creating.

Oh...poor baby. Were your feeling hurt?

But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's. Us boomers have jobs, own businesses, homes and equities, and are paying our way. You have a degree in something squishy, a minimum wage McJob and a shiat-pile of college loan debt. Good luck with that.

Well, to be fair, it was the boomers that recieved the last decent living wage before shiat started going down hill in the 70's. Since then wages have been stagnent or worse yet, they have actually gone down compared to what they were then.

In 1968 my 27 year old father was making $65 a week in Tallahassee. My mom didn't work, they rented our home, they had a good automoblie and enough money to provide a good life for us since I was their only child at the time(3yo). Today you couldn't do that on less than $800 a week. I don't know many 27yos making that kind of money wiithout a good education. Hell, I was taking home about $235 a week in 1987 and could still make it without too much effort. I was 22 years old. Unfortunately wages just havn't kept up with the cost of living.

I opened a business in 2002 that was going to help me get around that. I opened it without a dime from a bank either. After 6 years and tens of thousands put back into it, the economic collapse of 2008 claimed it as well as many others around it. I now have nothing and there's little hope of making enough to survive without working two jobs. Something has got to change.


Wealth is being created but it is also being concentrated. That is what has to change. But it won't. Romney will be elected and tax cuts for the rich and unfunded war will both return.
 
2012-06-17 12:14:11 PM
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2012-06-17 12:19:54 PM

imnotadoctor: FTFA: "... Jim Hall, director of Nova's Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse."

So you dismiss a claim made by the director of a center that studies substance abuse as being speculative and illogical, and then procede to pull a completely hypothetical scenario out of your arse as being the only plausible explanation. Brilliant!! Science - How does it work?


Ah the old "argument by authority" in support of an old wives tale. A little googling shows that the "Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse" is not considered by Nova University to be a part of it and Jim Hall is not on the faculty at Nova.

In fact, the "Center" is claimed to be a partnership of 8 different organizations, it has no employees listed other than the director Jim Hall, who doesn't have a MD or PHD, and the contact address for the Center is an AOL email.

Yeah, that really convinces me to believe whatever Jim Hall says just because he says it.
 
2012-06-17 12:23:53 PM
Perhaps the 'Boomers' are stealing the drugs from their children and grandchildren who are still living with or have moved back in with them.
 
2012-06-17 12:28:19 PM
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that the generation of "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll" is having issues with drugs.

/// Shocked, I tell you!
 
2012-06-17 12:38:19 PM

ChuDogg: So you expect them to be able to increase debt by 20x-30x fold too or do you just post shiatty memes when you have nothing better to say?


No, I expect them to man up and take charge of their own future. Every generation blames the one before it, but the persistent two-faced butthurt from Gen-whatevers on Fark gets tiresome. So do what I did at your age: pay off your debt (it took 25% of my pay for a decade to retire my and my wife's college debt); save up a down payment on a house once the debt is retired, then keep saving and investing that 25% until your kids' (if you have any) education is prepaid, then start on your retirement fund. I will continue to max my retirement accts until age 71 to get the most in before I have to start drawing.

In the meantime, we've prepaid our first grandkid's education, started on the second and started a business in our mid-50s. If you feel you were somehow cheated out of a life of leisure you really still have some growing to do. And if you don't like your parents and are vocal about it, just make sure you're doing a better job, or you're nothing but a two-faced hypocrite.
 
2012-06-17 12:44:05 PM
Rapid rise in baby boomer drug addicts reported. So, where's that "Just Say No" crap at now, grandpa?

FTFY, Subby

Kids today, no GD grammar skills at all. What's next? Sally has two Mommies? A negro in the White House? Dogs and Cats living together?

Now, get off my 1,800 acre lawn
 
2012-06-17 01:29:08 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Every generation blames the one before it, but the persistent two-faced butthurt from Gen-whatevers on Fark gets tiresome.


Um, no. Projection doesn't get the Baby Boomers off the hook. The Boomers would like to think this is just another case of young blaming the old, but there's a bit of a problem -- being threatened by one's progeny is a Boomer characteristic. Most normal parents wish their children are better off than themselves.

Mugato: MAYORBOB: The creator of the "Just Say No" bullshiat was Nancy Reagan, a member of the "Greatest Generation". But don't let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.

She was their mouthpiece.


This. Yet another case of Boomers deflecting blame. The Boomers weren't young whippersnappers in the 80s -- the ones born in '46 were in their 30s forcrissakes; that's a tad late for TGG to use politics to control their children. Plus the sheer number of Boomers (they're called BABY BOOMERS for a reason) means deflecting blame for any voting patterns is a tad difficult.

You still don't have to look far to find material cocksucking the Reagan administration. The glow has faded off that POS so it's predictable that some Boomers want to distance themselves from that clusterfark, but back when Reagan was worshipped like a god, the Boomers were VERY intent on making everyone in the world know how awesome they were for electing that senile bastard.
 
2012-06-17 01:52:45 PM

Generation_D: snocone: Generation_D: snocone: jpo2269: Wrong generation SUBTARD. As someone on this thread already said, the Boomers never said "no" to anything.

Well, be honest, we did say no more war.
And, pretty emphaticlly.
Look where it got us.

You young fools do not get your lying sociopathic politicians in check, this will be the good old days.

No, actually, you did not "say no to war." Only to the war you would have fought in. You've been gung ho patriot yuppies in the 80s sucking Reagan's cock, and you supported all the Contra wars and CIA started wars since. Clinton and Kosovo were a nice break, finally a somewhat just moral war. But then you got over that quick enough and supported Bush, and you absolutely lost your mind during 9/11 and haven't gotten it back since. Now time is running out, and you probably won't ever see the right side of sanity again.

tl;dr: Boomers have supported wars ever since they draft dodged to get out of fighting in one.

That kind of stupid, narrow mindedness and unobservant gets you my special color.
Do go on.

Thats funny, I just ignore people I don't get anything out of. You on the other hand seem like you enjoy personal confrontation.


Didn't say got I nothing.
You're amusing.
Sort of an "all we have come to expect" thing.
 
2012-06-17 01:55:29 PM

LumpyProle: [i202.photobucket.com image 160x160]


Have you got the two handed, broader brush?

/ding ding, Fuller calling
 
2012-06-17 02:01:36 PM

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For the thousandth time, this isn't about you. It's about historic trends: simply speaking, your generation historically enjoyed the most prosperity, spent it, and subsequent generations are paying down the debt. As a result, by all quantitative benchmarks they are the first generation in American history worse off than their parents.

Nobody's whining about it, it would just help to acknowledge it.
 
2012-06-17 02:16:53 PM

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For the thousandth time, this isn't about you. It's about historic trends: simply speaking, your generation historically enjoyed the most prosperity, spent it, and subsequent generations are paying down the debt. As a result, by all quantitative benchmarks they are the first generation in American history worse off than their parents.

Nobody's whining about it, it would just help to acknowledge it.


I'll go with let it be stolen from them.
Seven Trillion Dollars in lost domestic property values in the past few years is not a spending problem.
 
2012-06-17 02:18:39 PM

ChuDogg: StoneColdAtheist: ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!

Nobody's whining about it, it would just help to acknowledge it.


Yes you are...

images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-06-17 02:19:01 PM

dragonchild: . Plus the sheer number of Boomers (they're called BABY BOOMERS for a reason) means deflecting blame for any voting patterns is a tad difficult.


This is really what it's all about. It's not that boomers were more spoiled than everyone else, every generation would have their share of assholes, it's just that there were so many they created a population glut as they moved through society. Thus society mirrored their wants and desires in policy and opinion over anyone else, especially those that would come after them. Thus we have the rapid debt beginning in the 80s as they became homeowners and businessman and desired easy access to credit and building equity.

It does help though that their sheer numbers creates an echo chamber for them and a self feedback loop. I was at a business seminar recently about generational differences in the workplace, a few people were selected to represent each generation and talk about various things ascribed to them, both positive and negative. The people selected to represented the boomers couldn't identify what the "Me Generation" was about on their worksheet. They were so self adsorbed through their entire life they never heard their generation being described that way by either their parents or their children. They actually said they think that got on the wrong generation and then sat their talking about they were the "hardworking generation".
 
2012-06-17 02:22:37 PM

StoneColdAtheist:
[images.cheezburger.com image 500x332]


Ohhh another shiatty meme for a response. Welcome to the internet!

Yes you are...

Yeahno, why don't you go find where I mentioned about my personal situation in this thread? Better yet, post another picture. That will surely recognize your brilliance.
 
2012-06-17 02:25:00 PM
The government will eventually legalize everything as soon as they find a way to tax it.
 
2012-06-17 02:31:14 PM

ChuDogg: Yeahno, why don't you go find where I mentioned about my personal situation in this thread?


If you mean other than your self pitying diatribe about how boomers don't "get" your generation in the workplace, I'm not seeing it in this thread.
 
2012-06-17 02:46:51 PM
I, for one, am shocked and appalled to learn that the generation that exploded the use of marijuana and LSD in the 60s, popularized cocaine and quaaludes in the 70s and 80s, took antidepressants and their kids' ecstasy in the 90s, abused prescription opiates and barbiturates in the 00s, and can currently be found spending their early retirement opening bars across the country before noon on weekdays, might just have a drug problem.
 
2012-06-17 02:51:30 PM

JadedRaverLA: I, for one, am shocked and appalled to learn that the generation that exploded the use of marijuana and LSD in the 60s, popularized cocaine and quaaludes in the 70s and 80s, took antidepressants and their kids' ecstasy in the 90s, abused prescription opiates and barbiturates in the 00s, and can currently be found spending their early retirement opening bars across the country before noon on weekdays, might just have a drug problem.


What, you weren't around while TGG smoked like a chimney afire and drank like they were trying to put it out?
 
2012-06-17 02:51:40 PM

StoneColdAtheist: ChuDogg: Yeahno, why don't you go find where I mentioned about my personal situation in this thread?

If you mean other than your self pitying diatribe about how boomers don't "get" your generation in the workplace, I'm not seeing it in this thread.


You know you want so desperately to be the wise old sage looking down upon your progeny being whiny and lazy, perhaps from seeing that response from the generations preceding you. Unfortunately you will never have that feeling, as we don't look at you as clueless or out of touch, nor did I mention any self pitying diatribe about how you don't "get" us. We said you were self adsorbed, just like the previous generation did. That's why every one of your posts is personal as we try to discuss these historic trends. I don't think you're even capable of discussing something without making it personal.
 
2012-06-17 03:00:30 PM
I was at a friends cottage and I had a bit of a headache. My friends mother offered me a vicodin and told me to "Stay ahead of the pain." .
 
2012-06-17 03:04:11 PM

ChuDogg: StoneColdAtheist: ChuDogg: Yeahno, why don't you go find where I mentioned about my personal situation in this thread?

If you mean other than your self pitying diatribe about how boomers don't "get" your generation in the workplace, I'm not seeing it in this thread.

You know you want so desperately to be the wise old sage looking down upon your progeny being whiny and lazy, perhaps from seeing that response from the generations preceding you. Unfortunately you will never have that feeling, as we don't look at you as clueless or out of touch, nor did I mention any self pitying diatribe about how you don't "get" us. We said you were self adsorbed, just like the previous generation did. That's why every one of your posts is personal as we try to discuss these historic trends. I don't think you're even capable of discussing something without making it personal.


Look again at what you wrote. Where is your "personal situation" in that?
 
2012-06-17 03:05:38 PM

StoneColdAtheist: ChuDogg: StoneColdAtheist: ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!

Nobody's whining about it, it would just help to acknowledge it.

Yes you are...

[images.cheezburger.com image 500x332]


You're somewhat immature for an old fart.
 
2012-06-17 03:10:45 PM

StoneColdAtheist: JadedRaverLA: I, for one, am shocked and appalled to learn that the generation that exploded the use of marijuana and LSD in the 60s, popularized cocaine and quaaludes in the 70s and 80s, took antidepressants and their kids' ecstasy in the 90s, abused prescription opiates and barbiturates in the 00s, and can currently be found spending their early retirement opening bars across the country before noon on weekdays, might just have a drug problem.

What, you weren't around while TGG smoked like a chimney afire and drank like they were trying to put it out?


No, I wasn't. But I wasn't trying to make a value judgment -- just pointing out the obvious. I have no problem with either group doing whatever the fark they want.
 
2012-06-17 03:19:51 PM
Those stupid PSA's never worked anyway.
 
2012-06-17 03:26:23 PM

Mugato: You're somewhat immature for an old fart.


Maybe so, but I'm mature enough to pay my own debts. Mature enough to provide for my progeny's education and productive start in life. Mature enough to provide for my own retirement. And mature enough to not coddle your generation as if you were some sort of special snowflake that needs shielding from reality. When you (pl) see your way to that you'll be on your way to forging your own future.
 
2012-06-17 04:27:36 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Mugato: You're somewhat immature for an old fart.

Maybe so, but I'm mature enough to pay my own debts. Mature enough to provide for my progeny's education and productive start in life. Mature enough to provide for my own retirement. And mature enough to not coddle your generation as if you were some sort of special snowflake that needs shielding from reality. When you (pl) see your way to that you'll be on your way to forging your own future.


I'm a pole and so can you!
 
2012-06-17 04:38:06 PM
1964 just really seems too late to be a boomer. My brother was born in 1963 and just really has absolutely nothing in common with someone born in 1946. I really think the boomer age had to be over around 1955 or so.
 
2012-06-17 04:48:48 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Mugato: You're somewhat immature for an old fart.

Maybe so, but I'm mature enough to pay my own debts. Mature enough to provide for my progeny's education and productive start in life. Mature enough to provide for my own retirement. And mature enough to not coddle your generation as if you were some sort of special snowflake that needs shielding from reality. When you (pl) see your way to that you'll be on your way to forging your own future.


We all are very proud of your many and oft repeated accomplishments. I myself am quite comfortable and am in no need of coddling. There's a difference between coddling the next generation and farking up the world to the point where my generation is the first to be worse off than their parents. That's quite an accomplishment you boomers achieved. You should add that to your little "This is my life" speech.
 
2012-06-17 05:44:45 PM
"The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25."

Any article that prints this without comment isn't worth reading. Pure, uncut horseshiat.
 
2012-06-17 05:54:37 PM
There is no draft.
And I should live long enough to see GenXers screw things up.

/crap!
 
2012-06-17 06:34:48 PM

Bongo Blue: And I should live long enough to see GenXers screw things up.


Not once we take over.
 
2012-06-17 06:50:43 PM
As has been said... the Baby Boomers were the ones who perpetuated the "Drugs are bad, Just Say No" bullshiat and made it an advertising slogan after they finished snorting and smoking their way through the 60s and 70s.

Subby wasn't wrong.
 
2012-06-17 07:00:27 PM
Thinkin' about old dudes bein' dopers is creepy!
 
2012-06-17 07:03:49 PM

Molavian: Bongo Blue: And I should live long enough to see GenXers screw things up.

Not once we take over.


I like your style. We can use a man like you in HR.
 
2012-06-17 07:22:43 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Perhaps the 'Boomers' are stealing the drugs from their children and grandchildren who are still living with or have moved back in with them.


Happens all the time -- especially with prescription drugs. My mom's an elementary school nurse. Its amazing how the same families every single month claim to be shorted by the pharmacy on their child's Aderrall or Vivanse prescription. You'd really think they'd find a better pharmacy or, you know, report a pharmacy that misfilled a Schedule II prescription. The smarter ones get their kids' dosage raised and pocket the new "excess".

In fairness though, as they get older, their children and grandchildren will be stealing Medicare-paid prescription opiates, benzos, and hypnotics from them.

/ Then again, since that's probably the only Medicare benefit most of us younger people will ever get, we might as well take advantage while we can.
 
2012-06-17 08:32:10 PM

Mugato: Victims. The boomers weren't the ones being lectured to.


upload.wikimedia.org

What boomers not being lectured to might look like.
 
2012-06-17 11:56:07 PM
I'm amazed at the amount of people who honestly think that groups of people vote and think according to their birth year. Guess what kids, you'll have just as many facists and hippies amongst your number as the boomers did.
Welcome to the human race.
 
2012-06-18 05:47:19 AM
Let me guess....benzos and painkillers? Like the rest of America's new drug addicts?

Old people typically have some degree of health problems like pain as they get older and many start taking Oxy or Vicodin to treat the pain. Maybe even a little Ambien (I've got a script for that...that shiat is POWERFUL) or Xanax for sleep or anxiety problems. The problems arise when you start washing down the pills with vodka instead of water or doubling up on doses. Then you develop a nasty little dependency and start pill shopping to supplement your prescription. Pills don't have the stigma of street drugs, but they're almost equally addictive. You also don't have to drive into a scary inner city neighborhood to pick them up, which makes them more attractive to boomers.

Doctors are probably more likely to write scrips for painkillers for a doctor shopping boomer because they're way more likely to have chronic pain than some dipshiat in their 20's who's obviously trying to score opiates to abuse. It also seems like (at least from the article) that the booze and pill cocktail is really how they're getting in serious trouble. The crack thing is a bit of a surprise...then again this IS a South Florida newspaper.
 
2012-06-18 10:00:40 AM

HairBolus: A Fark Handle: HairBolus: FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25." This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.

plenty of research, but lots of confounding. ... the correlation between a 12-year-old drinking whiskey and later drug/alcohol problems is there. ...

True, but the FTFA old wives tale doesn't distinguish between a 12 year old who has had 1 taste of whiskey vs a 12 year old alcoholic.


well both are more likely (not causal, just correlated) to have drug and alcohol problems later in life. but again there's a lot of confounding.
 
2012-06-18 10:11:55 AM

StoneColdAtheist: But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's. Us boomers have jobs, own businesses, homes and equities, and are paying our way. You have a degree in something squishy, a minimum wage McJob and a shiat-pile of college loan debt. Good luck with that.


yep the boomers that went to college when it was affordable and a sizable portion of aid was in the form of grants. after attending well funded public high schools. or could just jobs that paid a living wage with just a high school degree thanks to strong unions. they entering the last job market that had wages raising with productivity. then it was the boomers turn to pay it back to the next generation, they basically said, "fark you. i've got mine. let's do some coke and vote for reagan since he claims we don't have to pay for shiat, but can still have it all..." and ta-da we are where we are. crumbling infrastructure, college grads with massive debt, etc. thanks.

but maybe now that wall street stole enough from everyone the boomers might consider trying to reverse the years of shiat they have caused. i can only hope, but...
 
2012-06-18 11:18:25 AM

ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.


Oh, so we can add "crappy parents" to their list of failures.
 
2012-06-18 02:46:36 PM

PiffMan420: Let me guess....benzos and painkillers? Like the rest of America's new drug addicts?

Old people typically have some degree of health problems like pain as they get older and many start taking Oxy or Vicodin to treat the pain. Maybe even a little Ambien (I've got a script for that...that shiat is POWERFUL) or Xanax for sleep or anxiety problems. The problems arise when you start washing down the pills with vodka instead of water or doubling up on doses. Then you develop a nasty little dependency and start pill shopping to supplement your prescription. Pills don't have the stigma of street drugs, but they're almost equally addictive. You also don't have to drive into a scary inner city neighborhood to pick them up, which makes them more attractive to boomers.

Doctors are probably more likely to write scrips for painkillers for a doctor shopping boomer because they're way more likely to have chronic pain than some dipshiat in their 20's who's obviously trying to score opiates to abuse. It also seems like (at least from the article) that the booze and pill cocktail is really how they're getting in serious trouble. The crack thing is a bit of a surprise...then again this IS a South Florida newspaper.


And peer reviewed by your friend and mine, Rick Scott.
Take a lesson. That prick is sneaking in your backdoor, stealing your drugs.
 
2012-06-18 07:42:23 PM

Shirley Ujest: I was at a friends cottage and I had a bit of a headache. My friends mother offered me a vicodin and told me to "Stay ahead of the pain." .


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