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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Old and In the Way

I read a series of comments the other night on a blog aimed at Gen X’ers, the gist of which was that old people and the soon-to-retire boomers ought to sit down, shut up and get over our infatuation with Reagan style conservative government.  After all, the kids argued, conservatism has failed and old people are stupid. We should just get out of the way so the party can begin, say the ones who can write a semi-coherent sentence. I have no idea what the rest of them were saying. The language may have been based on English, but I think the grammar was Klingon.

I’ve never read anything so vacuous and so utterly absent any semblance of rational thought as were some of the kids' suggestions as to what Obama detractors ought to do with their negative comments. These guys can't fathom why anyone would be against the government giving them everything they want.  Someone has so thoroughly spoiled this generation that they haven’t the slightest clue how an economy really works. They really believe that all you have to do is shake the money tree a bit and whine and the dollars will come falling down to take care of whatever you need.

And, they’re furious with my generation for trying to keep them away from the tree!

What bunch of idiots taught these kids to believe that money grows on trees?


Uh, never mind.

(c) 2009 by Tom King

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