Terry over at Abbey Roads has (by fiat) a meme going I can really get behind - Stuff I'm Against.
Let's start out with this one:
I'm against the constant insulting of the Baby Boomers. Technically I'm not a baby boomer because I was born 13 minutes to midnight Dec. 31, 1945. However, I call that close enough.
Now we're being castigated for not spending enough of our money.
From the Wall Street Journal via Memeorandum
Another Threat to Economy: Boomers Cutting Back
How dare us! Here's my take on the situation.
The early Boomers were the sons and daughters of the WWII generation. We were raised with morals and values. We were taught to work hard. Working two jobs was not unusual. We didn't buy houses we couldn't afford, have two or more cars with huge monthly payments, eat out three times a week, or dump our kids in a daycare so both parents could work to pay for the house we couldn't afford, or two or more expensive cars, and eating out all the time. Shopping was not our favorite pastime and certainly not on Sunday when the stores were closed to observe the Day of the Lord.
We didn't parade around half dressed, glorify sex (as though we had invented it), and peddle smut and violence on TV. Our children played outside instead of drooling in front of a TV or computer and spoke when spoken to. We gave up our seats on the trolleys and buses to older folks, and held doors for ladies. We didn't shoot people the finger or a bullet when we were driving our cars, and homosexuals were something we only whispered about rather than speaking of a "life style" held in high regard.
All you whining post Baby Boomers wouldn't have a pot to piss in if it wasn't for us, and the generations that came before us. We worked hard for our slice of the pie, and now you want to take my slice and make it your slice. My advice to you, and in particular to the spoiled, nasty over-paid union workers who are raping this country for what you think you "deserve", and the hoards of uneducated lazy young people of this country, get out of my face and quit insulting the second greatest generation. Get your own slice of pie and leave mine alone.