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  • Millennials, Hollywood Is Lying To You About Work And Success (Part 2)

    09/13/2014 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I once knew a guy who wanted to be a singer. I didn’t think he could sing very well, but in all fairness, that never stopped Justin Bieber. In any case, I inquired as to whether he was in a band. He said, “no.” I asked whether he had a demo tape. Nope, he didn’t. I wondered if he was regularly performing anywhere or getting lessons. Uh-uh, he wasn’t. Baffled, I asked him how he expected to become a singer without doing any of those things. He told me that he was hoping to be “discovered” by someone in the...
  • If millennials are jerks, blame the baby boomers

    09/03/2014 8:12:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rick Newman
    Many problems with kids can be traced to their parents. So why have millennials been singled out as a uniquely depraved generation? Weren’t they raised by somebody? For those who may have missed the latest skirmish in America’s generational warfare, a new survey by marketing firm DDB finds millennials — those between 19 and 34 years old, more or less — may be more venal and self-aggrandizing than older folks. They’re more likely to consider themselves workaholics — even with a work ethic their elders find lacking — and a scandalous 27% of millennials say they’d take credit for a...
  • Dear Millennials: Hollywood, Your Favorite Bands, and Your College Professors

    08/26/2014 3:42:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I feel sorry for Millennials. We are leaving them an almost insurmountable debt, an American Dream that seems tarnished, and chances are, they're not going to have it as good as their parents. However, we've done something even worse to these kids. We've left far too much of their education in life to Hollywood, musicians, and college professors who've passed on a skewed view of the world. Not only have most of these kids never been told the truth about how the world works, they've been told that anyone who even tries to tell them the truth should be immediately...
  • Purchasing Power Sits Idle in the Basement

    07/30/2014 2:30:38 PM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 6 replies
    Economy and Markets ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Rodney Johnson
    Studying and understanding demographic trends is critical when predicting generational spending patterns and long-term economic trends in our economy and markets. The Pew Research Center estimates that in 2012, 57 million Americans lived in multi-generational households, which is defined as two or more adult generations under the same roof. This is more than twice the number of people in such arrangements in 1980. To be clear, no one thinks there’s a rush to bring the aging parents of boomers back into the family home. This is all about the kids who, at this point, have finished their education but...
  • Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

    07/27/2014 5:06:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB – loud, fast and alive. In contrast, liberalism is the headliner at a state fair concert. It’s Foghat, serenading its anesthetized fans as America slow rides into decline. Back in the 70s, the Ramones put a steel-toed boot into the behind of a fat, flabby rock 'n roll world that has lost its way. That's what conservatives are doing today to American politics and culture. And the dinosaur rockers of the status quo hate it. But some things have changed. Back in the 70’s, it was alienated young people leading the way, yet today’s...
  • Nuclear (family) alarm! Mayor Bloomberg's daughter is the face of America's millenials

    07/25/2014 8:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Georgina Bloomberg is the face of the millennials — a generation of young adults unfazed by the old rules of morality. At age 31, the elder of billionaire former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s two daughters is a professional equestrienne who, in December, gave birth to a son, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana, by her horseback- riding beau, the Argentine-born Ramiro Quintana, 37. And if you thought the arrival of a bouncing bundle of joy might propel the heiress to gallop to the nearest chuppah, you’d be mistaken. “I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get married,’’ Georgina Bloomberg told Hamptons magazine. “It’s...
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...
  • One Year of Fracking in CO, Creates More Jobs than Obama’s Entire Economy Has for Millennials

    07/21/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obama’s entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007. What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight? His administration is spending up to $1,000 a day caring for illegal immigrant children carrying measles, mumps, scabies, lice, chicken pox, strep throat and tuberculosis. Meanwhile, legal American citizens with law degrees are living with their parents and struggling to find jobs that even pay minimum wage. Describing the influx of undocumented...
  • Meet the Millennials (Reason-Rupe poll)

    07/17/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-10-14 | Emily Ekins
    American millennials, ages 18-29, are one of the largest, most diverse cohorts in the nation’s history. Fifty-six percent self-identify as Caucasian, 19 percent as Hispanic, 15 percent as African-American or black, six percent as Asian, and four percent as another race. In contrast, 73 percent of their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, are white, 10 percent are Hispanic, 11 percent are black, and four percent are Asian. Millennials are also more likely to be members of families who have more recently come to the United States. The Pew Research Center reports that 14 percent of millennials were born outside of...
  • The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives (Ultra Barf Alert)

    07/15/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 14 July 2014 | Ana marie Cox
    Conservatives are stuck in a perpetual outrage loop. The reappearance of Todd Akin, the horror-movie villain immortality of Sarah Palin, the unseemly celebration of the Hobby Lobby decision – these all speak to a chorus of "la-la-la-can't-hear-you" loud enough to drown out the voice of an entire generation. Late last week, the Reason Foundation released the results of a poll about that generation, the millennials; its signature finding was the confirmation of a mass abandonment of social conservatism and the GOP. This comes at a time when the conservative movement is increasingly synonymous with mean-spirited, prank-like and combative activism and...
  • Socialism Punk’d You, Millennials

    07/14/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    “Here’s your drink, darling,” the bartender said with a smile. He seemed upbeat as he made drinks and greeted customers. “Do you like your job?” I asked him. “I hate it,” he confessed. “Honestly, I hate my job.” I keep running into young people who put on a show of being happy with their lives but, when probed a bit, quickly concede that their smiles mask trials. A few days ago, I met a young woman who told me she works as a hairdresser at two different salons while seeking work in her desired field. The next day, I met...
  • Do Evangelical Churches Have to Accept Gay Marriage to Attract Millennials?

    07/12/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/12/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Must Evangelical churches change or downplay their position on homosexuality to attract millennials? Millennials, generally defined as those ages 18 to mid-30s, are the most supportive of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, many polls show. A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll had their support at 69 percent, the highest of any age group. Even among self-described Evangelicals, the millennials showed the highest level of support at 43 percent (though the poll only included white Evangelicals), compared to 33 percent for generation X, 22 percent for Baby Boomers and 19 percent for those 68 and older. The poll also...
  • Why 9-5 Wont Work For Millennials

    06/30/2014 3:55:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 6-30-14 | Kern Carter
    My mother is sixty something and anxiously counting down the days till she could retire her nurses uniform for good. She's been working consistently for 40 years, and when she speaks of retiring I can sense relief still mixed with a bit of anxiety. The sense of relief is obvious, but it boggles me that after 40 years of dedicated work, rarely calling in sick and in fact winning awards for her diligence and treatment of patients, that my mother is still concerned about whether or not she will be financially secure once she calls it quits. I see the...
  • Where Do Millennials Attend Church?

    06/26/2014 5:40:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | June 26, 2014 | Chelsen Vicari
    The nation’s capital is filled with huge, sanctuaries waving rainbow-colored banners outside proclaiming the congregations’ affirmation of homosexual lifestyles. Yet they are, largely, empty on Sunday mornings. On the other hand, new conservative churches-some with liturgy and others with praise bands-are busting at the seams with Millennial attendants. Trying to uncover the reason for this disconnect between affirming liberal churches and welcoming conservative churches, IRD is interviewing pastors of these new conservative churches. Our biggest question raised to each pastor is, “How do you balance traditional Christian teaching with a youth culture?” In case you missed it, there is a...
  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • Why Millenials Embrace Oil, Fracking

    06/16/2014 7:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    There’s hope for the future. My generation of Millennials is embracing entrepreneurial oil jobs to keep America’s lights on. On June 2, the Obama administration proposed new carbon regulations calling for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Why 2030? Who knows! It’s an arbitrary date, not a number based on sound science. Coal currently supplies 39 percent of America’s electricity. TIME Magazine reports that Obama’s proposal will promote “fuel switching” from coal to so-called clean forms of energy such as solar. Fuel switching is the politically correct term for putting Americans out of work and the power...
  • The Real Lie: You Aren't WORTH What Your Amazing Female Body Can Do

    05/28/2014 6:16:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Kristan Hawkins
    PolicyMic, a news organization that claims to know and report on what matters most to young people, tells readers that their promise is to report on "perspectives that aren't typically showcased at other outlets." Yet, a recent article regurgitated one piece of fiction that almost all of the other media outlets have already showcased ad nauseam. And I can't be the only Millennial who is getting annoyed by the lack of integrity in reporting about my generation. Their recent article, Dear American Women: You Are Being Lied to, lists nine ways in which American women are supposedly being duped by...
  • America’s College Kids Are a Bunch of Mollycoddled Babies: Are they running this country someday?

    05/22/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/22/2014 | By CHESTER E. FINN JR.
    It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry over the demand by U.S. college students for “trigger warnings” to alert them that something they’re about to read or see in one of their classes might traumatize them—apparently a new trend, according to the New York Times. Ditto for off-beat campus sculptures, placards displayed by protesters and more. Poor dears. These are the same kids who would riot in the streets if their colleges asserted any form of in loco parentis when it comes to such old-fashioned concerns as inebriation and fornication. God forbid they should be treated as responsible,...
  • Young People Will Reject Liberalism’s Lies

    05/19/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    When the whole shoddy edifice of the progressive project collapses under its own dead weight, it will largely be because the liberals forgot to breed enough mindless minions to keep shoring it up. The left has always depended on a never-ending parade of credulous children to revitalize its dwindling ranks as the march of time and maturity depletes them. Liberal youth would grow up, look around, realize how progressivism is a disaster, and largely stop buying into the nonsense. But now, young people are wising up earlier. This is bad news for liberals, but great news for America. Our youth...
  • Demographics May Be Destiny -- But Not One Political Direction

    05/13/2014 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Demography is destiny, we are often told, and rightly -- up to a point. The American electorate is made up of multiple identifiable segments, defined in various ways, by race and ethnicity, by age cohort, by region and religiosity (or lack thereof), by economic status and interest. Over time, some segments become larger and some smaller. Some prove to be politically crucial, given the political alignments of the time. Others become irrelevant as they lose cohesion and identity. From the results of the 2008 presidential election, many pundits prophesied a bleak future for the Republican Party, and not implausibly. The...
  • Young Voters in 2014 May Be Less Democratic-Leaning Than in 2010 And 2012

    05/08/2014 8:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FIVETHIRTYEIGHT ^ | 05/08/2014 | HARRY ENTEN
    Republicans have had a problem with young voters over the past few elections. Mitt Romney lost 18- to 29-year-olds by 26 percentage points in 2012 (after adjusting the exit polls to match the actual result). Romney lost among all voters by just 4 points. In 2010 — a great year for the GOP — House Republicans lost 18- to 29-year-olds by 14 points. They won among all voters by 7 points. That’s why Democrats are hoping to get more young people — who are less likely to vote in midterm elections – to vote in midterm elections. Yet, early polling...
  • Harvard Poll Shows Millennials Have 'Historically Low' Levels Of Trust In Government

    04/30/2014 5:53:19 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | APR. 29, 2014 | HUNTER WALKER
    A new poll surveying young Americans' political attitudes released by Harvard University's Institute of Politics Tuesday found millennials have less trust in government than ever before. Harvard's poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop. Overall, the pollsters said the level of trust...
  • Trust in government declines among young adults

    04/29/2014 9:58:58 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-29-14 | Mario Trujillo
    Trust in nearly every federal government institution has fallen in the last year among young adults, according to a new poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics. The survey of 18-to-29-year-old adults released Tuesday found overall trust in the federal government stands at 20 percent, a 2-point drop since last year....
  • We Are A Nation Of Narcissists

    04/17/2014 4:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    People have been saying the country is “going to hell in a handbasket” for decades. It’s sort of a rite of passage for every current generation to look at the next one and think it will screw up things so badly everything will be ruined. But the handbasket this current generation is creating may well be the one that sinks us. Every generation is the product of the previous one – its culture, morals, priorities, everything. In the 20th century, that meant passing on a work ethic, the importance of family and the American Dream that each generation will do...
  • The Prestige of the Presidency

    04/13/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Chase Jennings
    By 1869 Americans had completed construction of a transcontinental railroad, which spanned nearly 2,000 miles. In 1903, America’s Wright brothers flew the first powered air craft in world history. By 1969, United States citizens had walked on the moon. If all you knew of America was her citizens’ accomplishments, it would be enough. They speak for themselves. American statesmen have left such phrases as “a day that will live in infamy,” “ask not what your country can do for you” and “a shining city upon a hill” ringing in their compatriots’ ears, and for good reason. No nation in the...
  • Why Some Millennials Are Permanently Stuck on Stupid

    03/31/2014 3:42:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 3/27/14 | Marc Schenker
    Last week, I signed into LinkedIn (which is so much better than silly Facebook), and on my homepage feed, there was a feature article by some self-appointed, prominent millennial (who it was exactly, I can’t remember, but if I did, his name would be exposed) who wanted to destroy the negative stereotypes that millennials have. You know, the usual thing about millennials being lazy, entitlement-minded, stupid and only concerned with partying, drinking and sex (read: hedonism). Pitifully for that millennial, his approach to busting negative stereotypes of his generation was to suggest a reading list that included liberal-minded, go-find-yourself crap...
  • President Obama warns youth: Sign up for Obamacare or we will charge you a penalty

    03/15/2014 8:07:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama warned young people that if they don't sign up for Obamacare by March 31, they will face a penalty -- if they can afford it. During an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest, Obama explained that young people might be charged a fine if they don't get insured. "If you can afford it — you just decide you don't want to get it because your attitude is 'nothing's ever going to happen to me' — then you'll be charged a penalty," Obama explained. Obama was careful to specify that people who can't afford Obamacare will not suffer a...
  • Obama Deserves Share of Blame for Millennial Cynicism

    03/14/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In case you hadn't heard, young people these days -- aka "the millennials" -- are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted. According to a big study from the Pew Research Center, they are less attached to marriage, religion and political institutions than Gen Xers, baby boomers and the other demographic flavors journalists love to use. They like their friends, their digital "social networks" and their toys, and that's about it. Not even a majority will call themselves "patriotic." Probably more dismaying for liberals: Of any living generation, they are...
  • Pew poll: 61% of Republicans under age 30 support legalizing gay marriage

    03/11/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    In case you were wondering why CPAC was so light on traditional-marriage rhetoric from the podium, here’s why. An event populated mainly by young conservatives and libertarians isn’t a good venue for that anymore.You’ll hear more of it, I’m sure, at the convention two years from now. But at the rate we’re going, probably not too much more. Where will the 30-49 group be in 2016?The most striking numbers there, actually, are how small the differences are between various Democratic age groups. It’s an astounding consensus to have 18-year-old and 65-year-old Dems both above 60 percent support and within 15...
  • PEW RESEARCH: Millennials in Adulthood -- 50% now describe themselves as political independents

    03/07/2014 9:22:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pew Social Trends ^ | 03/07/2014
    The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future. They are also America’s most racially diverse generation. In all of these dimensions, they are different from today’s older generations. And in many, they are also different from older adults back when they were the age Millennials are now. Pew Research Center surveys show that half of Millennials (50%) now describe themselves as...
  • Mika: Millenials Join Military 'If They Need The Money'

    03/07/2014 5:37:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski has a jaded view of why young Americans choose to join the military. According to the Morning Joe host, they do so "if they need the money." Brzezinski made her comment on today's show during a segment on a book comparing the values and beliefs of the various generations of Americans. When Joe Scarborough challenged her doing-it-for-the-money claim, saying that many serve "for all the best reasons," Brzezinski began to back down. Mika also suggested that her fellow panelists didn't know many people serving in the military, which might say more about the MSM bubble in which they...
  • The NSA and Millennials

    03/05/2014 11:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    After WWI the code breaking arm of the U.S. Army was dismantled due to budgetary constraints. Prior to the Great War the United States had little capability in the area of surveillance and code-breaking, but beginning in 1918 it developed a quite prolific proficiency. When the Army ended the program the civilian side of the government stepped in with sponsorship from the State Department. Master code-breaker and otherwise bon vivant Herbert Yardley was tasked with heading the new Cipher Bureau, a position he held until Herbert Hoover’s Secretary of State Henry Stimson abruptly deep-sixed the agency uttering the famous line...
  • Millennials hit 30: It's the economy, not us (Obamas world)

    02/02/2014 6:52:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    NBC News Business KC ^ | February 1,2014 | Allison Linn CNBC
    Turning 30 used to mean hitting your stride as an official adult. But for many of the country’s millennials, it feels like being stuck in perpetual late adolescence. Marriage eludes many. Children? Not anytime soon. Most millennials have some sort of job, but for many a career seems unobtainable. A home of their own? Lots of them have had to move back in with mom and dad or shack up with roommates. That’s not the place where many millennials expected or wanted to be as they enter their thirties. What happened? One major culprit, say many millennials: The lousy economy...
  • White House panics as millennials wise up, bail on Obama

    01/27/2014 2:46:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    President Obama is making a sudden push to win back millennial voters, who have grown disillusioned over his failed “Hope and Change” campaign that left them without jobs, living in their parents’ basement. Even though he has run his last race, the president needs the 18-to-34 age group to make his signature Obamacare policy work. Without them, the whole system falls apart — not tomorrow, today, right now, before the radical reform of U.S. health care can even get off the ground. Just how bad is it? Just 24 percent of the new enrollees to Obamacare are between 18 and...
  • Millennials Unhappy With Obama's War on the Young

    01/21/2014 4:40:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    What do young Americans want? Something different from what they've been getting from the president they voted for by such large margins. Evidence comes in from various polls. Voters under 30, the millennial generation, produced numbers for Barack Obama 13 percentage points above the national average in 2008 and 9 points above in 2012. But in recent polls, Obama approval among those under 30 has been higher than the national average by only 1 percentage point (Quinnipiac), 2 points (ABC/Washington Post) and 3 points (YouGov/Economist). Those differences are statistically significant. And that's politically significant, since a higher percentage of millennials...
  • Deloitte Study Shows That Money, Not Ideology Is The Biggest Obstacle To Car Ownership

    01/17/2014 1:57:48 PM PST · by nascarnation · 32 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | Derek Kreindler
    One of the main criticisms of Generation Why is the lack of hard data to support this column’s ongoing thesis: that the lack of interest in car ownership among millenials is related to economics, rather than any sort of anti-car/pro-environment/pro-urban ideological shift among young people. Now, a key study from Deloitte confirms our initial hunch: young people want cars, but cannot afford them, and the notion of a car-free future, with walking, cycling and transit replacing the automobile (whether privately owned or shared via a service like Zipcar) is an unrealistic fantasy that somehow continues to have currency. Deloitte’s annual...
  • 6 Liberal Lies Millennials Must Reject

    01/10/2014 8:31:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/10/2014 | Walter Hudson
    At nearly five years old, my firstborn routinely disputes rules with his mother and me. Cookies shall be served for dinner, he declares. Though he must ultimately yield to our authority, we cannot claim to have actually changed his mind. As far as he is concerned, cookies remain the first and best option. This tendency among youth to reject the thinking of their elders continues even into adulthood and leaves them vulnerable to manipulation by those who would use that trait to fulfill ulterior motives. “Do you always do what your parents say?” more than one tempter has asked.It’s that...
  • Millenial's Music Taste (vanity). Whats wrong with your generation?

    01/01/2014 7:18:16 PM PST · by hecht · 324 replies
    Last night we watched ABC's Dick Clarks New Years Eve Show. When they began to show music performers, the first I saw was Billy Joel. You could tell that it was one of his bona fide live performance as he sounded different from the studio versions, some minor errors etc. In my genervation ( I'm in my 50s) the best albums were often live , where the performers would jam, experiment and ad lib. The Allmans Live at Fillmore East is an example , or the Live version of Led Zepellin's "Dazed and Confused" -filmed in San Francisco - where...
  • The Millenial Boomerang

    12/31/2013 3:30:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    A lot has been made recently of the "Pajama Boy" advertisements released by Obama's former campaign arm, “Organizing for Action”. Upon viewing the image I immediately mocked it and made fun of it. However, upon further reflection I soon realized that young people are quite literally living in a "pajama economy." We are experiencing hard economic realities where the new norm is sitting at home with our parents drinking hot chocolate and wearing pajamas well into the afternoon. Job prospects are so bad for recent graduates, and for young people in general, that we can aptly coin the term...
  • When Bad Things Happen to Stupid People – Obama And The Millennials

    12/20/2013 8:52:50 PM PST · by massmike · 21 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/20/2013 | Don Feder
    What's young, clueless and provided the margin of victory for Obama in 2008 and 2012? Who has been hit hardest by the president's perpetual-recession machine? Who will be devastated by ObamaCare and a burgeoning National Debt? Finally, what group will still vote in droves for the Marxists masquerading as Democrats in 2014? Answer to all of the above: Millennials. Politically, the term "Millennial" is applied to voters 18 to-29-years-old. Obama was reelected with 51% of the popular vote. At the same time, 60% of Millennials voted to continue Obama's abuse of the economy, Constitution and middle class. What part of...
  • Just how cool is the Pope? Wayward millennials flocking to church

    12/13/2013 2:47:03 PM PST · by NYer · 70 replies
    Cath News ^ | December 13, 2013
    (NY Post) On the night of Dec. 4, more than a thousand eager young Catholics braved the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting gridlock to pack into St. Patrick’s Cathedral.But it wasn’t to take photos or marvel at the neo-Gothic interior (which is under renovation).On Dec. 11, Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”Photo: Time Magazine/EPAIt was to hear New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan preside over the monthly Mass that welcomes a younger demographic to the grand house of worship — and it was the most popular event for young people ever hosted by the church.“This is the largest crowd...
  • 2014, the Georgia GOP, and Millennial Voters

    11/17/2013 7:58:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Brandon Howell
    If 2014 is a trial run for Georgia Democrats eager to regain statewide relevance, it should also serve as one for Peach State GOPers in the seemingly quixotic quest to win the youth vote. With most assuming he’d pass at least until 2018, state Senator Jason Carter’s defying the conventional wisdom and entering an erstwhile sleepy gubernatorial contest has provided Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn a top-ticket slate and completed awakening for what would’ve been a ho-hum cycle of Peach State politics. Though the odds of one or both first-time statewide candidates succeeding remain long, the time for complacency on the...
  • Maybe Pain Will Teach You Millenials Not To Vote For Your Own Serfdom

    11/04/2013 3:50:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    You Millenials voted for Obama by a margin of 28 percent, which will make it a lot easier for me to accept the benefits you will be paying for. We warned you that liberalism was a scam designed to take the fruits of your labor and transfer it to us, the older, established generation. Oh, and also to the couch-dwelling, Democrat-voting losers who live off of food stamps and order junk from QVC with their Obamaphones. You didn’t listen to us. Maybe you’ll listen to pain. I have been told that being hard on you Millennials will turn you against...
  • Why millennials won't turn "conservative"

    09/16/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 68 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15Sept13 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • Better Face It Millennials: You Didn’t Get What You Were Promised

    09/02/2013 9:33:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-26-13 | Morgan Brittany
    They were the royal children; the sons and daughters of the Baby Boomers who adored and spoiled them and promised them that life would be wonderful. They were designer babies with clothing and shoes that sported logos just like their parents. Their parents were on waiting lists to get them into the right pre-school, they were given lavish birthday parties and extravagant gifts. They were trained and brainwashed and made to believe that getting into the “right” college meant success or failure. They were given trophies and awards for playing sports whether they were accomplished or not. It didn’t matter...
  • Millenial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism

    08/22/2013 6:29:49 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Chriss W. Street
    The media have claimed that conservatives must become more moderate or face permanent irrelevancy after the supposedly solid liberal Millennial generation of 18-29 year olds overwhelmingly supported reelection of Barack Obama. These dire warnings reminded me of the media geniuses who proclaimed after Jimmy Carter’s Presidential victory in 1976 that the 18-29 year olds of the Baby Boomer generation would always vote as a liberal block. Four years later, Baby Boomers abandoned liberalism and began reliably voting as Ronald Reagan conservatives for the next three decades.
  • Who Raised These Millennials Anyway?

    08/13/2013 7:04:15 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 64 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Aug 6 2013 | Michelle Van Loon
    We once sang about hoping to die before we got old, but quite a few of my fellow baby boomers have begun to sound like a cross between 1960s sitcom crank Granny Clampett and the 1980s SNL Church Lady when it comes to our kids' generation. I've heard some in my age group lament that the millennials refuse to grow up. I've eavesdropped few remarks like, "Back when I was my son's age, I had a decent job and a mortgage. But you can't get a mortgage on a barista's salary. Come to think of it, back when I was...
  • Going Liberal: The Church’s Magic Bullet for Keeping Millennials

    08/11/2013 2:07:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-11-13 | Jeff Wright Jr.
    Give Rachel Held Evans credit. She was able to generate a lot of discussion with her post, “Why millennials are leaving the church.” Evans’s contradictory article, however, is merely another polemic against the conservative evangelicalism she’s been battling for years. The solution to winning back? Churches just need to follow her lead and go liberal!
  • Millennials With No Home of Their Own

    08/09/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Every generation confronts its own obstacles. My parents eloped because they couldn't afford to get married, and they hid the nuptials from their families for a year. They finally bought a big bed and moved it into the house of my father's parents. They were grateful for a nice room, but Mom suffered the lack of independence, and she didn't like having to help my grandmother in the kitchen with the kosher meals. It was a hardscrabble time. My father clashed with his father, and soon my parents found a small apartment, and a male friend moved in to share...
  • In U.K. But Not U.S., Young Voters Turn Against Big Government

    07/02/2013 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Michael Barone
    A trip to London provides an occasion to compare and contrast British politics and attitudes with those in America. Both have, in different ways, divided government. The Democratic president has been frustrated by the Republican House of Representatives and is likely but not certain to be until January 2017. Britain's ruling coalition has been occasionally strained by disagreements between the dominant Conservatives and the junior Liberal Democrats but seems likely to survive until the general election scheduled for May 2015. In America the big-spending policies of the Obama administration have been followed by sluggish economic growth, persistently high unemployment and...