Friday, May 29, 2009

On Saturday, there will be an amazing piece by Mr. Z on Germany and America after WWII. Please come check it out. I think he's got a fantastic point that you'll want to consider.
Please fill in the blank below, I'm eager to hear your thoughts.....thanks!

16 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Excuse me while I draft a proposal for a "boomer" memorial/museum in Woodstock, N.Y.
The symbols of boomer excess will fill the museum; we'll have to build a freakin' blimp hangar for all the junk generated by the generation of record.

That's America after the war.

Elmers Brother said...

aren't you a boomer duhkkky? you're what about 60?

Ducky's here said...

I'm one of the good Boomers.

Elmers Brother said...

oh really...could've fooled me

Z said...

thank goodness for the boomers, Ducky......this country was hummin'..but now we're so careful and doomsday, as we send people $250 to cheer them up....as if anybody'd HIRE or BUY or SPEND with a president who's buying companies, hiring executives, and telling us how terrible things are right now.

Junk sells, Ducky.

Z said...

What's a GOOD BOOMER, Ducky? And who says?

I don't know, but I'm thinking you might not like Mr. Z's conclusions...but I won't give anything away.

Elmers Brother said...

a good boomer is one who who is a walking storeroom of facts -- but lost the key to the storeroom door.

Elmers Brother said...

a 'good' boomer gets winded just from knocking on a door.

Ducky's here said...

What's a GOOD BOOMER, Ducky? And who says?

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One who didn't lose his revolutionary zeal and spend all his time buying dumb things.

namaste said...

z, i commented to you on pat j's blog.

;)

christian soldier said...

Z-posted--my blog-- CA son KIA--you may want to offer a prayer for his Mother and Father...
Carol-CS

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Hey, I'm a Boomer and I proudly count myself as one of many other Boomers who have fought the good fight against terrible odds, like now with the current administration.

Sure, there are plenty of Boomers who are of the unfortunate Lib persuasion, but the rest of us are pulling double the weight to compensate for that!

Anonymous said...

Ducky, revolutionary zeal? It is certainly true you can be revolting.

Oh, you mean rebelling against your parents and grandparents who survived the depression and WWII, and had the temerity to actually gain some prosperity?

Those folks who wanted their children to have more than they did? Only for those children to belong to a throng of other spoiled brats who didn't appreciate it?

That revolution? Yep, pretty risky, too much allowance, and not working for your tuition, or your car.

In other words Ducky what the hell was there to rebel against?

But really, are you saying you are intellectually in the same place you were all those years ago?

Now, there is a real threat. Tyranny in our own land. This is your chance to be a real revolutionary, and, YOU'RE ON THE WRONG SIDE!! AGAIN!!

Pris

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I am likewise a Boomer. We took advantage of the kindness of our parents, generally, and ran roughshod over tradition and courage because we could. We then begat the most spoiled generation in a long, long time, providing our kids with "quality" time when there is no such thing, being concerned about their "self esteem" when the BEST lesson is just to let our kids fail when they deserve it, and catering to their every little whim assuring, of course, that they themselves were nothing more than narcissistic, self-centered assholes who begat ANOTHER generation of self-centered Free Cheese-mandating coneheads with expectations of entitlements near and far and no expectation of having to expend any amount of effort to achieve much of anything.

Have I summed that up appropriately?

BZ

The Hermit said...

I'll be sure and read that. It's an interesting topic, about an interesting period of history.

christian soldier said...

PS-I'll be waiting ---and as always- will enjoy Mr Z's take ...
C-CS