William Kristol slaps the Boomers

Which is odd, because, last I checked, Kristol ain’t exactly Gen-X…

Anyway, here’s the post, which, predictably enough, involves Tom Brokaw looking stupid.

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  1. Rightly so too. Glad he pointed out that MLK, Kennedy, &c. aren’t boomers.

    That said, the boomers have been assiduous adopters of technology — boomer businessmen have given us our current internet-everywhere world. Beyond that I suspect that they’ll be remembered for runaway entitlement spending.

  2. Mike

     /  November 19, 2007

    Ya think?

    I will quote that great slide I showed you the other time I visited.

    “Band of Brothers, 2.0. Because not every generation is called to greatness.”

  3. some of us served our country for 20 years

  4. happycrow

     /  November 21, 2007

    Yep, in fact, lots of y’all did. My father was a career Navy man. Generationally, however, Kristol’s right — the Boomers give themselves credit for a number of their *parents’* achievements. (The average boomer was what, twelve, during the major 60s civil rights struggles?

    And, in other ways, they don’t take nearly enough for their own, the software revolution being one sterling example.

  5. Mike

     /  November 22, 2007

    True. And for the Elmers Brother, you are absolutely correct. But the sad thing is who ends up being the poster children for the generation. I would have much prefered someone who served the US for twenty + years than Jane Fonda, John Kerry or the Chicago 6. But alas, ask someone on the street about who defines the Boomer generation the odds are you are going to get Yoko Ono, John Lennon or some other jackass instead of say John Mc Cain.

    I use the comment a lot because I have on occasion have to deal with the nasty Boomer types (the John Lennon was the generational voice crew), and that comment really sets them off. No offense to boomers who did serve meant, but I can see it would sting.

  6. Mike

     /  November 22, 2007

    Of course I could go back to the other comment which was I don’t trust anyone over forty.

  7. happycrow

     /  November 23, 2007

    Fifty. If you use “forty,” you catch a lot of the late boomers/in-betweens who never had anything to do with it.

  8. Mike

     /  November 23, 2007

    True, but the lower you go, the more it can sting.


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