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By Christopher Buckley

Outraged over the mounting Social defense debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of new release no matter what, incites huge cultural struggle while she courteously means that child Boomers receive govt incentives to kill themselves by way of age seventy five. Her modest idea catches hearth with hundreds of thousands of voters, leader between them "an formidable senator looking the presidency." With the aid of Washington's maximum spin health care provider, the blogger and the flesh presser attempt to journey the difficulty of euthanasia for Boomers (called "transitioning") all of the method to the White House,
over the objections of the spiritual correct, and naturally, the infant Boomers, who're deeply angry by way of demonstrations at the golfing classes in their retirement

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Right, thanks a million and a half. Such a velocipederastic gesture shall never be forgotten. ’’ exclaimed Ugo. Taking three steps backward he made a flourish with his hat, bowing to the cyclist in a ceremonial manner. He then shot Melkior a quick glance and burst out laughing. ‘‘Hah, good-looking people, pay attention, he’s angry. No, both 27 smokes are for me actually, and the third . . if I may, bicycletissime’’ —and he slipped one more cigarette from the posterer’s case—‘‘the third I will give him tonight at the Give’nTake.

It seemed to Melkior that he was witnessing a crafty rite designed to test the grace of God, if not His actual existence. With intellectual 19 embarrassment, as if he were extending his palm to be read by a palm-reading neighbor, he stepped onto the platform with an anxious heart. Apatin is a town on the Danube, he thought, or the brand name of an anti-apathy drug. . ’’ he asked the invalid, faking a casual tone. ’’ he cried in alarm. ‘‘Oh yes it can,’’ replied the invalid with self-confidence.

The man’s impotent. ’’ Within Melkior there shone up a feeling brimming with embarrassment and hope. But it’s all Maestro’s hair-brained malarkey . . and everything went dark again. ‘‘I used to have artistic ambitions myself in my younger days,’’ stated Maestro all of a sudden. ’’ ‘‘Literary. Poetic. ’ We were all of us phallic instrumentalists, the crazed brethren of Eros. And Zeus was a wonderful god. There was never a poem without something ‘gasping’ in it, the better-class girls were nymphs and our ladies of the night, hetaerae.

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