Don't hate on him for whining, he's in a tough situation being too old to be cool but still grasping for it.
Mid/Late twenties sees friends dumping cool activities to pursue careers and get married, have kids and buy that first house. In the early thirties you want things to be the way they were when life was carefree.
The intolerance of political threads is confusing though, most all I read have extensive content from him. Possibly questioning liberal values? A good but old quote falsely attributed to Churchill is:
"If you're not liberal when you're young, you have no heart. If you're not conservative when you're older, you have no brain."
When I was a kid all I wanted was toys. As a teenager all I wanted was hot women. After being married this long I want my toys back.