Afghan men chant “U.S. special operations forces out!” as several hundred demonstrators march to the Afghan parliament building to protest against the continued presence of U.S. commandos in Afghanistan’s troubled Wardak province, on March 16, 2013. The demonstrators were demanding the release of nine local citizens they believe were detained by the U.S. forces.
Something else I’m a little tired of hearing about, the Baby Boomers—whiny, narcissistic, self-indulgent people with a simple philosophy: “Gimme it, it’s mine!” “Gimme that, it’s mine!” These people were given everything. Everything was handed to them, and they took it all, took it all—sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll—and they stayed loaded for twenty years and had a free ride. But now they’re staring down the barrel of middle-age burnout, and they don’t like it. They don’t like it, so they’ve turned self-righteous, and they wanna make things hard on younger people. They tell ‘em abstain from sex, say no to drugs. As for the rock ‘n’ roll, they sold that for television commercials a long time ago so they can buy pasta machines and StairMasters and soybean futures. Soybean futures. You know something? They’re cold, bloodless people. It’s in their slogans, it’s in their rhetoric: “No pain, no gain.” “Just do it.” “Life is short, play hard.” “Shit happens, deal with it” “Get a life.” These people went from “do your own thing” to “just say no!” They went from “love is all you need” to “whoever winds up with the most toys wins”, and they went from cocaine to Rogaine. And you know something? They’re still counting grams, only now it’s fat grams. And the worst of it is, the rest of us have to watch these commercials on TV for Levi’s loose-fitting jeans and fat-ass Docker pants because these degenerate, yuppie, Boomer cocksuckers couldn’t keep their hands off the croissants and the Häagen-Dasz, and their big fat asses have spread all over and they have to wear fat-ass Docker pants. Fuck these Boomers, fuck these yuppies … and fuck everybody, now that I think of it.