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  • The time has come for a school of growing up

    11/30/2016 10:14:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 27, 2016 | Eva Wiseman
    She and a friend would run sessions teaching room painting, chicken roasting, savings accounts, engine maintenance. I rolled my eyes (I’d prefer “engaged thoughtfully”), but lo, it’s happened. In Portland, a teacher and psychotherapist have opened The Adulting School. Adulting. It was nominated as the word of the year by the American Dialect Society, a word coined by a generation that has been shielded from the worst of growing up by living in their parents’ homes, and shut out of the best of it by a society that forces them to stay there. Reminiscent of Alan Partridge’s seminal boast that...
  • VIDEO: AU students prefer Castro over Trump

    11/29/2016 9:16:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 11/29/2016 | Amber Athey, Investigative Reporter
    Fidel Castro’s recent death evoked conflicting assessments of his legacy from world leaders, but college students are no more prepared than prime ministers to justify their support for the Cuban dictator. President-Elect Donald Trump, for example, referred to Castro as a “brutal dictator,” whereas Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him a “remarkable leader.” In order to gauge millennial feelings on the passing of the authoritarian Cuban leader, Campus Reform asked students at American University which political figure they viewed more favorably: Castro or Trump. While several students identified the repressive elements of Castro’s regime, such as jailing and murdering...
  • Pucker Up, Buttercup - Jr. Walker and the All Stars

    11/17/2016 6:24:12 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog
    Youtube ^ | 11/17/2016 | n/a
    Given all of the recent posts, should be re-recorded as "Suck It Up, Buttercup!"
  • Salt Lake City ralliers strike peaceful tone as protests against President-elect Trump continue

    11/12/2016 5:09:42 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/12/2016 | LEE DAVIDSON AND MARIAH NOBLE
    Salt Lake City rallies against Donald Trump on Saturday detoured from the crude chants and sometimes-obscene posters of other recent protests into more of an old-fashioned love-in. In an afternoon march from the Salt Lake City Hall to the state Capitol, most protesters carried roses as a symbol of peace — especially for Muslims, Latinos, refugees, immigrants and other groups Trump had attacked during his campaign. Marchers wore safety pins on their shirts, as signs that they are people who anyone may call on for protection. They usually followed organizers' pleas to avoid derogatory chants and crude language on signs....
  • Police Calm Millennial Protesters By Handing Out Participation Trophies (satire)

    11/10/2016 11:14:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 11/10/16
    U.S.—As anti-Trump rallies nationwide turned hostile overnight with widespread reports of violence, looting, vandalism, and death threats against the president-elect and his supporters, police in numerous major cities were able to instill calm and regain control by handing out participation trophies to all millennial protesters who were enraged about losing the election, sources confirmed. The shrewd tactic was the idea New York Police Officer Joe Butler, who has three twentysomething children himself, and noted to reporters Thursday that he remembered how his children “never had to deal with losing as they were growing up.” Get the Bee delivered straight to...
  • This Portland program teaches millennials how to grow up

    11/01/2016 6:20:14 AM PDT · by wbill · 47 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Oct. 31, 2016 | Kathleen Pierce
    PORTLAND, Maine — Thirty-five people gathered at a popular Portland bistro on a recent weeknight to learn how to talk. Cards were passed and conversations sparked, but this group of branders, photographers, auditors and teachers weren’t merely networking. They were “adulting.” “Small talk is hard for me,” said Julie Moulton, a thirtysomething marketing coordinator who was attending the happy hour networking class at Sur Lie on Free Street. The event was organized by The Adulting School, a new program devoted to helping people learn skills they might not have picked up in college or from their parents. The founders take...
  • The Bernie Sanders Effect

    10/20/2016 6:55:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 20, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Many millennials are OK with socialism, even communism, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Forty-five percent of those polled between the ages of 16 and 20 years old said they would vote for a socialist, while 20 percent said they could vote for a communist. Maybe that explains the Che Guevara T-shirts so many of them like to wear. Responding to the poll, Marion Smith, the executive director of the organization, said, "An emerging generation of Americans has little understanding of the collectivist system and its dark history." Partial credit for this should...
  • Millennial Activists Left Unimpressed With Trump’s Stance on Sexual Assault

    10/11/2016 8:00:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Before the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, Republican nominee Donald Trump called in the traveling press corps for a press conference on his “debate prep.” What reporters were met with, however, was not the opportunity to ask the candidate any questions — including any about the 2005 Access Hollywood tape reported on Friday evening by the Washington Post in which Trump describes and brags to the show’s co-host at the time, Billy Bush, about having committed sexual assault — but rather a gambit straight out of the annals of Trump’s reality television roots. Just over an hour before the...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Bernie Sanders Supporters Uninformed Basement Dwellers In Hacked Audio Clip

    10/01/2016 10:02:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 40 replies ^ | October 1, 2016
    Hacked audio of Democrat Hillary Clinton speaking with donors about her then-primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in February shows the nominee describing Sanders' supporters as uninformed and idealistic "children of the Great Recession" who are "living in their parents' basement."
  • AUDIO Catches Hillary Mocking Bernie Supporters at Fundraiser, Donors Laughing

    09/30/2016 6:29:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    GP ^ | September 30,2016 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING— LEAKED AUDIO CAPTURES HILLARY CLINTON MOCKING BERNIE SUPPORTERS! Hillary was caught on tape patronizing the young Bernie supporters. The Intercept reported: CLINTON: Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that...
  • Clinton: Sanders’ Millennial Voters Are Basement-Dwellers (#BasementDwellers Trending on Twitter!!)

    10/01/2016 6:30:39 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies ^ | September 30, 2016
    Hillary Clinton suggested at a private fundraiser in February that young people supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., because they are political neophytes who still live with their parents, according to new audio released this week. “Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future,” the now-Democratic nominee said.
  • (vanity) Trending on Twitter: #BasementDwellers

    In a leaked audio recording, while meeting with donors Hillary referred to Bernie supporters as "living in their parents' basements." This morning a top trending hashtag is "BasementDwellers." Bernie Bots are big on social media and it's her '47% Romney' moment for this campaign. Some of the posts and comments are priceless. Enjoy! #BestElectionEver
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Sanders Supporters In Leaked Recording

    10/01/2016 2:20:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2016
    “Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,” Clinton said. “They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.” “If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a...
  • Young voters to Clinton: We can't stand you

    09/22/2016 6:53:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 22, 2016 | David Lightman
    Students all over Penn State University agree on this much about Hillary Clinton: "She’s slimy," said Anay Pope. And Pope, 25, is a Clinton supporter. For the moment. Clinton’s poll numbers are sagging, and the biggest reason is that she’s plunging among young voters. A Quinnipiac University poll this month found that in a four-way race, Clinton is up 5 points nationally with 18- to 34-year-old voters, down from a 24-point lead just a month before. Just days ahead of the first debate Monday and less than two months before voting ends, she faces two challenges: Many young voters are...
  • James O’Keefe Introduces ‘Emotional First Aid Kits’ for Social Justice Warriors

    09/19/2016 4:25:06 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    "Social justice warriors" (SJWs) — those perennially prone to offense by the slightest hint of political incorrectness or simple diversity of opinion — have a new coping tool, thanks to Project Veritas filmmaker James O’Keefe: the emotional first aid kit. O’Keefe introduced the new “must-have” campus accessory at the University of Houston, ahead of a sold-out appearance on Monday evening by Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulous, who is already “triggering” the politically intolerant. The emotional first aid kits are designed to address the trauma of any "microaggressions" a student or professor might encounter if they cannot reach a “safe...
  • Hillary sends out Michelle, Bernie, Kaine, and Warren to counter polling tumble among millenials

    09/17/2016 10:38:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Clinton's lead over Trump among voters under 35 years old tumbled by 19 points this month Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in the primaries despite her opponent's overwhelming support among the young Now she's sending her top surrogates, including Tim Kaine and Michelle Obama, to college campuses to try to stem the tide Some younger voters have been switching to libertarian Gary Johnson Hillary Clinton's healthy lead over Donald Trump among younger voters has been disintegrating, with some younger voters switching over to libertarian Gary Johnson in critical swing states. [Snip] Clinton's poll drop among the group has been precipitous,...
  • How Clinton’s Free College Tuition Plan Will Hurt Millennials

    09/01/2016 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 1, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is doubling-down on her plan to socialize higher education as a way to help lower- and middle-income Americans, and she says her proposals will help Millennials improve their economic outlook. These promises couldnÂ’t be further from the truth, which is her plan would actually leave many young people worse off than ever and would greatly hinder their ability to compete with others in the job marketplace over the next decade.Clinton, citing the growing student lending debt crisis, has promised to institute several reforms to the current student loan market, if elected. Perhaps the most significant...
  • Less Activism. More Factivism.

    07/29/2016 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Millennials are often praised for their willingness to become activists for a cause. It’s laudable that people choose action over apathy. But there are dangerous consequences when we act without facts.We need fewer activists, more factivists.However, in a soundbite world where few choose to savor the meatier substance of truth, it’s scary how ill-equipped many are with buzzwords and bumper sticker mantras. If only technology were advanced enough for us to have no excuse to be manipulated by the gatekeepers—mainstream media, public education, politicians and even some pastors. If only there were a device that were smart enough to be...
  • The 4th of July in Neverland

    07/02/2016 4:36:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2016 | MOTUS
    In case you were wondering if there was any impact of top ranked universities dropping the requirement that history majors study U.S. history:Apparently, yes. Sadly, non-history majors know even less.God bless America - we’re going to need it with this, the most expensively non-educated generation ever to emerge from the hallowed halls of America’s propagandist system.As long as you get them while they’re still young:The Peter Pan generation can’t be duct taped soon enoughWelcome to the 4th of July in Neverland, where the word “independence” no longer exists.The Millennial Anthem: “run, run, lost boy,they say to me; away from all...
  • I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code

    06/29/2016 4:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ask A Manager ^ | June 28, 2016 | Alison Green
    A reader writes: I was able to get a summer internship at a company that does work in the industry I want to work in after I graduate. Even though the division I was hired to work in doesn’t deal with clients or customers, there still was a very strict dress code. I felt the dress code was overly strict but I wasn’t going to say anything, until I noticed one of the workers always wore flat shoes that were made from a fabric other than leather, or running shoes, even though both of these things were contrary to the...
  • Millennial Monks, To Get Girls You Need To Get Your Manhood On

    06/06/2016 4:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The best thing about urban Millennials is that so many of them seem so utterly incapable of reproducing. These passive, whiny creatures look upon women with a combination of awe, terror, and submission. And Millennial women look back upon them with contempt, their instincts warning that the survival of the species depends upon the seed of that puny man-child standing before them being detoured into a genetic dead-end. These boys – including some conservative ones – can’t even muster the courage to ask a girl out. No wonder our birth rate is dropping through the floor. But I’m here to...
  • For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18-34y.o.

    05/31/2016 1:19:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household. 1 This turn of events is fueled primarily...
  • ABC poll: Trump surge due to massive 36% millennial swing

    05/24/2016 6:50:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 99 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/23/2016 | Ron Meyer
    A shocking new poll from ABC News reveals Hillary Clinton is losing to Donald Trump nationwide 46 percent to 44 percent. That’s an 11 percent shift from March, when Trump trailed Clinton by 9 points. What was the biggest driver in this shift in the polls? Surprisingly, it’s young voters. Clinton’s support among young voters ages 18 to 29 has dropped 19 percent since March — and Trump has gained 17 percent support from the same demographic. That’s a 36 percent swing. While Clinton leads Trump in the demographic 45 to 42 percent, this margin in the general election would...
  • Make Yourself Great Again!A group of millennial bros find salvation in ... Trump.

    05/20/2016 7:29:41 AM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/19/2016 | Ben Wofford
    On a morning in March, a 30-year-old computer technician named Nathan was tapping at the keyboard in his Pittsburgh home when he had a breakthrough with his support group. He wasn’t in rehab. And this wasn’t exactly AA. Nathan told me that for years, he’s fought alcoholism and an addiction to crystal meth, without much success—until he discovered the online self-help network that changed his life, a Donald Trump-themed discussion forum on the website Reddit. It was there that, two months ago, after weeks of reading messages of self-improvement and positive visualization, Nathan declared he had been saved, pecking out...
  • The Most Important Story This Political Season

    05/19/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 16 replies
    Dr. Anthony Napoleon ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Dr Anthony Napoleon
    An Avowed Socialist is a Viable Candidate for President of the United States Let that headline sink in for a moment. I know what you’re thinking: Senator Sanders doesn’t have a chance. Before you get too much solace from that denial ridden and self-comforting thought, you’re missing the point. Put aside your desire to soothe your jagged nerves and consider that for the FIRST TIME in American history, an avowed socialist is a VIABLE candidate for President of the United States. How did we get here? Well, to begin with, Baby Boomers are no longer the largest demographic group in...
  • Hot new viral video laughs at millennials until . . . BAM!

    05/01/2016 11:24:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 29 replies ^ | May 1 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Musician Micah Tyler had no idea when he made a hilarious video about millennials for his church that it would catch fire the way it has. Set to the tune of the classic “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” written by Paul McCartney the singer lampoons man buns, Instagram posts and yoga pants while he sings “Gotta Love Millennials.”
  • Good news: 33% of millennials don’t like socialism

    04/28/2016 4:23:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Jazz Shaw wrote yesterday on this, showing a lot of concern about the Harvard IOP poll reporting capitalism has only a 42% approval rating by millennials. He’s got really good points, but only partially mentions the fact socialism isn’t doing that much better with young people. Here’s what the poll found (emphasis mine): Majority of 18- to 29-Year-Olds Reject Both Socialism and Capitalism. When 18- to 29-year-old young Americans were asked whether or not they support socialism, capitalism, and other political theories and labels, a majority reject both socialism and capitalism. Socialism is supported by 33% of young Americans,...
  • Millennials are leaving these 10 big American cities in droves because of high home prices

    04/28/2016 2:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    >High home prices are pushing three groups of people out of big, expensive cities: low-income workers, people in rural-based industries, and millennials. Trulia data scientist Mark Uh examined how the affordability crisis is pricing out various income groups.Using data from the 2014 five-year US Census American Community Survey, Uh looked into migration patterns away from the biggest — and often most expensive — cities.He wrote in a post Thursday, "Millennials accounted for the largest share of out migration [by age group] at 51.1%, and they also had the highest move-away rate relative to expectation at +105.6%."Although Millennials moved out at...
  • Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

    04/26/2016 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Shanika Gunaratna
    Baby boomers' long reign over the kingdom of American demographics has finally come to an end: Millennials have officially surpassed them as the largest living generation in the U.S. That's according to new population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Pew Research Center.
  • How to Help Millennials Learn the Truth About Socialism

    03/05/2016 12:34:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | March 5, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    We all know the scary statistic by now: a recent YouGov survey shows that millennials have much more favorable views of socialism than of capitalism. For someone like me who survived one of the worst socialist regimes in human history (communist China), this result is beyond heart-breaking. There's no doubt that millennials do not understand what socialism is. They never learned about the atrocities and human sufferings socialism has caused. It's not the fault of the millennial generation, but the fault of our education system. For those of us who lived through socialism, we have a moral duty to...
  • Keeping the Young Ignorant About Socialism

    02/09/2016 1:28:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 9, 2016 | Robert Knight
    When Bernie Sanders came within a few coin flips of beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, it signaled the Democratic Party's astounding march toward an outright embrace of socialism. Young Democrats overwhelmingly supported the avowed socialist senator from Vermont, with 84 percent of those under 30 backing him. National polls show similar results. Only voters older than 45 in Iowa went strongly for Hillary Clinton, who has managed to avoid the socialist label while advocating policies that often mirror those of Sen. Sanders. People familiar with the shocking historical record of socialist countries may scratch their heads in amazement....
  • A Note to Bernie’s Millenials: Be Sure To Read the Fine Print

    02/05/2016 7:43:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-5-2016 | MOTUS
    Note: you may have to embiggen the text to read the tiny print. Apologies, butt then again, it’s not supposed to be easy to read the fine print. Poor old over-the-Hilz, not only did she get schlonged again by Bernie last night, butt she continues to bleed millennial voters: According to entrance polls, Sanders received 84 percent of the vote from those 17 to 29 years old, as against 14 percent for Clinton. – New Republic It’s easy to see why Hillary – old, white, shrill harpy – is not attractive to Millennials. The more interesting question is why Bernie...
  • Millennials Don’t Love Gun Control

    01/11/2016 5:28:50 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    The Pew Research center has consistently found that millennials are no more likely than older generations to agree that its more important to control ownership than protect the right of Americans to own guns. In fact, a Reason-Rupe poll, that I helped conduct in 2013, found that millennials were the least likely to say that government should prohibit people from owning assault weapons: 63% of 18-34 year olds thought people should be allowed to own assault weapons, compared to 54% of 35-54 year olds and 36% of those 55 and over.
  • Obama's Sights Set On Millennials

    01/11/2016 6:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 11, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Cry me a river on cable TV, Mr. President. But do not set your sights on my generation's natural right to self-defense. Every generation of human beings has a natural right to self-defense. Reason tells us that we have a right to protect our private property and our first piece of private property is our body. Yet even more than my parents and grandparents—who certainly faced their own challenges—my Millennial peers face a historic threat to their right to self-defense. Politico wrote last week that Millennials are Obama's "prime target" for his agenda on "gun control." Let me be clear:...
  • Is Trump the New JFK?

    01/10/2016 5:16:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | January 10, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many of you may be stunned by that question. After all you may be thinking what Donald Trump may have to do with John F. Kennedy, other than one wants to be president and one was president. The only other thing may be that in Trump's mind that his looks are as enduring as JFK's. But there is one way the respective presidential campaigns of the two men have something in common. You may remember not many people took seriously Kennedy's campaign for the 1960 nomination. He was the junior senator from Massachusetts who, for seven years prior to running,...
  • Study: Millenials Who Want Big Homes Should Look In Detroit

    01/07/2016 5:31:45 PM PST · by hout8475 · 44 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Michelle Goldchain
    Apparently, Detroit Millennials get a lot of bang for their buck. In comparison to cities like New York or San Francisco where Millennials can only afford 165-square-feet and 135-square-feet, respectively, Millennials in Detroit can afford a whopping 3,205-square-foot abode. That number is larger than the national average size of a newly-constructed single-family home, which was 2,453-square-feet in 2014.
  • Ex-Amish truck driver destroys historic bridge by driving her 30-ton trailer across it [tr]

    12/29/2015 12:54:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 114 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 29 December 2015
    A historic iron bridge was destroyed when a 23-year woman drove her 30-ton trailer across it - because she got her math wrong and did not realize she was five times over the 6-ton weight limit. Mary Lambright was attempting to haul a 53-foot box trailer containing 43,000 pounds of bottled water to a Walmart parking lot with her Volvo truck on Christmas Day in Paoli, Indiana. She drove onto the iron 1880 structure and immediately hit the top of the bridge as her truck was too high. The structure then buckled the under the pressure and collapsed at around...
  • Young people living with parents is a global phenomenon.

  • Yikes: More Than Half of Millennials Have Less Than $1000 in Savings

    12/13/2015 8:30:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | December 13, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    A new survey of Millennials (those between the ages of 18 and 34) by How Much shows that more than half of them have less than $1,000 in savings.
  • What About Drudge?

    12/01/2015 12:42:43 PM PST · by toomanylaws · 82 replies
    none | 12/1/2015 | me
    Is it just me or do others wonder what the Drudge Report is up to? It seems like so many headlines and stories are more Hollywood BS and other unimportant things, than any relevant information that concerned people would care about. Did Drudge turn into Nero just fiddling while Rome (the rest of the world) burns? One of the first sites (also Free Republic) I go to is Drudge, but unfortunately it is not usually not very important.
  • Poll: Republicans much more motivated for 2016 than Dem constituencies

    11/09/2015 1:43:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | November 9, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    As a follow-up to my earlier post on the age problem facing the Democratic Party, a new poll from a Democratic pollster shows that the risk for the Left is actually much larger than The Hill assumes. The poll from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner shows a significant opportunity for Democrats to narrowly take control of the Senate in 2016, but that millennials are barely engaged in the election. Nor are other Democratic constituencies generating anywhere near the heat of Republicans, gearing up for some of their own hope and change after eight years of Obama. Here’s the key graph from the...
  • The looming political battle of the ages: Millenials vs Baby Boomers

    10/29/2015 9:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    OC Register ^ | 10/26/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    The old issues of class, race and geography may still dominate coverage of our changing political landscape, but perhaps a more compelling divide relates to generations. American politics are being shaped by two gigantic generations – the baby boomers and their offspring, the millennials – as well as smaller cohorts of Generation X, who preceded the millennials, and what has been known as the Silent Generation, who preceded the boomers. Both the boomers and the Silents gradually have moved to the right as they have aged. Other factors underpin this trend, such as the fact that boomers are overwhelmingly white...
  • Millennials Are Coming of Age in a Depression -- They Just Don't Know It (Rush Limbaugh)

    10/14/2015 9:14:02 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned to you last week that I had a story about how what we are living through right now is actually worse than the Great Depression and why nobody knows. I went back to my archives, and I got that story, and I have it here. Open borders, bigger government, free college for everybody. How many people already have free college by virtue of having their student loans forgiven or what have you? Everything these people have tried has not worked, so they want to try even more of it. "Bigger welfare state. Get rid of...
  • I Feel Sorry For Real Men In The Millennial Generation

    10/13/2015 4:58:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 13, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Men have it rougher in America than most people realize. In part, that’s because they’re one of the few groups (along with white people, conservatives and Christians) it’s cool to crap on at every opportunity. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a non-stop assault on masculinity in America. Just to give you an idea of what I mean by that, here are articles written that show up on the first three pages of Google when you do a search for “masculinity.” Mass Killings in the U.S.: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad Why...
  • Bernie Sanders’ Siren Song of Socialism

    09/16/2015 9:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Robert Knight
    According to the experts, much of the Millennial generation is besotted with the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Note: Millennials are the largest voting bloc by age. Born between 1981 and 2000, and mostly in their 20s and early 30s, many Millennials are showing up at rallies of the self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” U.S. senator from Vermont and cheering his diatribes against “the billionaire class.” Like the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers before them, many Millennials are highly educated. You’d think they’d be wary of anyone sporting a socialist brand. With the glaring exception of Bernie Sanders, modern-day progressives go out of...
  • Burning Man considers legal action against Quizno's

    09/13/2015 5:00:46 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    WND and Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Staff
    The toasted sandwich company published a parody video, “Out of the Maze and into the Playa,” on YouTube earlier this week, a day after the weeklong utopian arts celebration in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert concluded on Monday. The plot sends the characters of the “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” a not-so-well reviewed science fiction thriller to be released later this month, to Burning Man as a test of character. “Welcome to Burning Man. The world outside is hanging on by a very thin, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic hemp thread. Beyond this tent flap lies the beginning of your new lives...
  • Refugee Crisis 2015: Could Syrians Help Europe's Aging Population Problem?

    09/10/2015 11:34:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/10/2015 | By Lydia Tomkiw
    European countries have some of the world's most rapidly aging populations, meaning they need more young people to replace retiring workers. As record numbers of refugees continue to try to enter the European Union from conflict-ridden and repressive states, including Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Eritrea, officials said some EU states could benefit from the influx of young refugees and families amid a looming demographic crisis. Here’s a look at the current population issues facing Europe. Which EU Countries Have The Lowest Fertility? The overall fertility rate, the average number of children a woman is expected to have over her...
  • Free College Is Not Free, Hillary

    08/23/2015 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 23, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I hate to kick a lady when she is down, but once again Hillary has forced me to respond to her. This time it is her recent nonsense which she refers to as “The New College Compact” and the rest of us can refer to as Hillary’s “Get Out Of College for Free Card.” There is definitely a problem with the cost of college today. The massive debt is inhibiting recent graduates from buying their own homes and starting their own businesses. That there is a problem is agreed to universally except for all the freeloaders at universities sucking up...
  • A Millennial Named Bush

    07/26/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2015 | Nick Kristoff
    THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on “service projects,” apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, they’ve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior. One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes,...
  • 22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents

    07/16/2015 9:16:47 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 59 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07-16-2015 | By Mandi Woodruff
    Atlanta radio program “The Bert Show” had a guest on this week who has managed to incite the rage of just about every millennial in the state of Georgia (and beyond, the show is syndicated in 11 states). The woman, a 22-year-old college junior named Kim, who did not give her last name on air and was allowed to use a voice disguiser to even further shield her identity, came to the three hosts with a confession: in just short three years she had managed to blow through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents. Kim has...