Gut Rumbles

September 03, 2004

the elderly

My mama is 73 years old. My grandmother is 93 years old. Both are widow-wimmen now, but they still live on their own and get by okay. They are tough old birds and their husbands left them well-off when they died.

But just suppose that they WEREN'T okay on their own. I cannot see my mama or my grandmother doing the begging kind of shit I see elderly people doing to politicians today. My family would find a way to make do. We always have. We never took a dime in charity from ANYBODY, even when times were hard.

But old people today, pumped up with Viagra and blood-pressure medicine, living in Florida resort communities and playing golf at Sun City, are willing to sell their children and their grandchildren into poverty because they want FREE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. Greatest Generation, my ass.

Selfish old fucks is what I call them.



But the politicos up for election run scared of the codger contingency because they vote in droves.

Fuckin' FDR. Damnable bastard started this giant rolling snowball.

Posted by: rightisright on September 3, 2004 08:00 PM

I think the world of your mama, but I had no idea she was only 12 when she had you. Bless her. She's a saint.

Posted by: Velociman on September 3, 2004 08:25 PM

They are tough women, don't make them like that, anymore, Cat.

Posted by: Catfish on September 4, 2004 07:09 AM

You think they're selfish? Wait until my god-damned generation of Boomers gets to that age.

"We want to live to 125! and YOU must pay or you eat old folks for breakfast--and don't dare take our driver's licenses away! We have a RIGHT to dodder through traffic at hazard to everyone else."

I really regret that our generation has comported itself in such manner as to invite general celebration when the last of us kicks off.

Posted by: Brett on September 4, 2004 09:26 AM
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