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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Will Iraq War tarnish boomer legacy?

"For the first time, I begin to understand the conflicting hopes and fears that my parents must have felt during the Vietnam War. I can imagine their confusion when their government spoke of defending freedom and fighting for peace with honor, while the protesters complained of failure and brutality.

I don't pretend to know what we should do in Iraq. But I do know that as I write this, somewhere in America, a child is being born. If the Iraq war does turn out to be a disaster, if it devours our prestige and self-confidence, he may blame his elders for letting this happen."

"Iraq War Has Helped Me Reconcile Vietnam Questions"
USA Today

David Warren: chickenhawk boomer

"David Warren really is a poster child for so much of the forces driving our country to endless wars and reckless destruction. It's the same mindset that allows people who have never sacrificed or risked anything for their country to accuse those who have risked their lives of being cowards and appeasers..."

"The Full-Chested Warriors -- Up Close and Personal"
Unclaimed Territory

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hope all that blow was worth it: boomer profligacy imperils future generations

"Out of self-indulgence, baby boomers have shamelessly taken from their parents.

Now they’re picking the pockets and threatening the future of their children. The greediest generation’s sense of entitlement paints the country and the planet red.

It’s measured in the federal deficit run up by the boomer in chief, President Bush.

The red ink ocean is expected to rise in 2007 as the long-term outlook gets bleaker. China, Japan and other nations hold the notes that our credit-card president has amassed. The people whom the financial burden will hit will be the offspring of baby boomers and their children.

It will limit opportunities for them because their resources will go to pay off the champagne tastes of those who came before them."

"Selfish Boomers are Cheating Next Generation"
Kansas City Star

Boomer feminists: still miserable after all these years

"And this is the way their world ends. We are now left with the pathetic spectacle of 67 year old women writing books patting themselves on the back for acting like prostitutes even as they admit that such actions—besides shattering the lives of those around them—leave themselves utterly unfulfilled and woefully lonely. Notice that while they are certain of their right to pursue whatever they want, they don’t talk about being happy very much. The one thing that their narcissistic literature never directly addresses is the fact that everything they have advocated has made them all miserable."

"Aging with Disgrace"
Local Liberty (The Blog of the Center for Local Government)

In Denmark: Government officials target Danish hippie community

"More fundamental changes are in the works for the area of prime real estate in one of the world's most expensive cities.

The center-right coalition government wants to construct new buildings, remove houses from old ramparts, restore historic buildings and introduce normal ownership rules in the area, requiring residents to pay rent."

"Copenhagen Hippie Town Christiana Under Pressure"

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In the UK: boomer concerns ignored

"Baby boomers are deeply concerned about the state of the nation, according to a new survey.

The vast majority of 45 to 65-year-olds feel that no-one is listening, despite being the most powerful force at the ballot box, the study found."

"No-One Listening' Say Baby Boomers"
Guardian (UK)

Boomer pedophile and cult leader Warren Jeffs captured

Warren Steed Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect and one of the FBI's 10 most wanted, was arrested in a traffic stop outside Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol said on Tuesday.

Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Cabrales said Jeffs was apprehended after being pulled over by a trooper on Monday night.

Jeffs, 50, the leader of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, is wanted for the alleged sexual misconduct in Arizona. He is also wanted as an accomplice to rape in Utah.

"Alleged polygamist Warren Jeffs arrested"