We don’t want to kill you. You’re our parents and grandparents and we love you. But if you throw a cranky fit and keep us from getting decent, affordable health care, you can figure out how to work your own goddamn PCs and cable boxes and remote controls from now on.
And it wouldn’t hurt if you’d stop being so bigoted and so freaked out about having a black president too. We understand this would have been impossible in your day, but that’s a long way from him being a Communist. Or an Al Qaeda sleeper agent. Or Hitler. It’s embarrassing, and this kind of stuff is why we don’t bring the grandkids around more. They miss you and we’d all like it if you were a bigger part of their lives, but we don’t want them to grow up thinking that way.
28 Aug 09