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  • In yet another poll, the youngest voters hate Joe Biden most

    07/12/2022 10:51:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | July 11, 2022 | David Freddoso
    We have already looked at a few of the important top-line problems with Joe Biden's standing in the new New York Times/Sienna College poll. But here's one that seems to show up in a lot of polls lately: The youngest voters in this poll are also the sourest on Biden. When asked whether they approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, a striking 69% of respondents aged 18-29 said they "somewhat" or "strongly disapprove." Only 1% (!) in that age group said they "strongly approve" of Biden's job performance, and he has a combined 19% approval rating...
  • Garbage - Stupid Girl

    03/12/2022 6:54:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 14 NOVEMBER 2013 | GARBAGE
    Back in my wild college, coming to lectures hungover 1990s hey-day, before JimRob and FR saved me in 1999 and I became a muh right-winger, this was one of my go-to jams. Plus, they're Madison, Wisconsin based! A two-fer!
  • Those Of You About To Rock (Probably For The Last Time), We Salute You

    07/06/2021 3:56:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 130 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2021 | Derek Hunter
    No one likes to think of their own mortality or realize they have more days behind them than ahead. But one sure way to realize you’re on the back 9 is when the music you grew up with starts showing up on the “oldies” or classic rock station. Personally, I don’t have to worry about that – the music I liked growing up was wildly unpopular in its time and will never make a classic rock station. But the music Baby boomers grew up on is also what we Gen X’ers grew up with, having it forced on us by...
  • The Xers -- The Quiet Generation

    08/08/2020 7:18:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 8, 2020 | Jay Treiber
    Nobody ever talks about them. Having arrived roughly between 1965 and 1980, these children seem to have slipped through the cracks of popular culture, their legacy being a few dumb movies and some aging icons, none of whom any millennial today could name. Born into households averaging 1.75 children, this tiny cohort sneaked through its small temporal window like an Army Special Ops unit. They landed on the scene just in time to rescue head-scratching parents from VCRs and DVD players, and even more miraculous, they could operate those wrist watches with the tiny buttons on the side. And they...
  • Poll: Less Than 30 Percent Of Americans Say Redskins Should Change Their Name

    07/18/2020 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    Nearly half of respondents of a national poll conducted by Morning Consult are just fine with the name of NFL team The Washington Redskins. The football team, which has been for years accused of racism against Native Americans despite polls finding Native American majorities support the name, has been slated for change to placate a small group of online leftist agitators. However, it turns out that far more Americans believe the name ought to remain than those who prefer a more culturally sensitive name. According to the poll, 49 percent of respondents believe the Redskins should keep their nickname, with...
  • How Alex P. Keaton Predicted The New Conservative Movement

    02/03/2020 11:41:58 AM PST · by joma89 · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 28, 2020 | David Marcus
    For people of a certain advanced age, the first openly Republican or conservative fictional character they can remember is Alex P. Keaton from the NBC sitcom “Family Ties.” The role launched Michael J. Fox’s career, but it did something else, too: in many ways, Alex Keaton predicted the conservative movement that we see emerging today. Energetic and aggressive, Keaton was an unapologetic conservative character at a time conservatism was in many ways an apologetic underdog. It is important to note that Alex P. Keaton was born in 1965, the very first year of Generation X. The comic tension he provided...
  • The Supreme Court’s chief justice asks if saying ‘OK, boomer’ counts as age discrimination

    01/16/2020 2:48:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 16, 2020 | The Washington Post
    The 64-year-old leader of the Supreme Court posed a question on Wednesday that some in his generation have been asking for months: Does saying “OK, boomer” count as age discrimination? If the query hadn’t been an earnest attempt to test the bounds of a lawyer’s legal argument, Chief Justice John Roberts might have followed it up with another viral expression: “Asking for a friend.” But Roberts wasn’t typing a tweet. This was a meeting of the highest court in the land, and its nine justices - older federal employees ranging from 52 to 86 years old - were hearing a...
  • Suicide rates among young people reach their highest level since 2000

    06/20/2019 4:26:09 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2019 | Erika Edwards
    Suicide rates among young people are rising, reaching the highest levels since 2000, a study published Tuesday finds. But most alarming, the researchers said, was a 21 percent rise in boys aged 15-19 dying by suicide in 2017 from the year before. "Previous studies talked more of an increase in female suicide, but what we’re showing is that rates among males are also increasing rapidly," Oren Miron, the study's lead author and a research associate in biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School, told NBC News.
  • After the Boomers Are Gone, the Bloodshed Begins

    05/08/2019 7:29:06 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 64 replies
    The Boomer Age is drawing to its close. When one speaks of this group, it tends to mostly focus on white Boomers (not that others are outside the group, but to such a great extent, it really does mean those of mostly European background, if for no other reason than they have been the largest demographic group). When that age does end, we will see an ever dwindling European demographic majority in many Western nations (Canada and the USA are almost certainly the first, soon followed by a variety of European nations). That significant point of majority will be fading,...
  • Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why

    08/08/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | Jacqueline Howard,
    Adults in the United States are dying from colon and rectal cancers at an increasing rate about age 50, when they should just be beginning screenings, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. Since routine screening is generally not recommended for most adults under 50, the cancers found in younger adults are often in advanced stages and more deadly, said Dr. James Church, a colorectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Church, who was not involved in the new study, said he has seen this trend in death rates up close. Last year, on separate occasions,...
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 176 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • Happy 35th Anniversary, MTV!

    08/01/2016 7:31:18 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/1/16 | Nicolas Parco
    Are you sure you want your MTV? On its 35th birthday, a quick glimpse at the network shows it’s hardly what it once was. While change isn’t always easy... it’s not always needed either. What started as a network dedicated to airing music videos and sharing insight on the topic has transformed into a smorgasbord of reality shows that teens who listen to Justin Bieber are glued to. It’s a far cry from the station’s days of “120 Minutes” and “Daria” and Kurt Loder staring into your soul telling you what you needed to know at the top of every...
  • Ferris Bueller vs. The Snowflake Generation

    04/02/2016 7:48:35 PM PDT · by pboyington · 61 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s hard to believe this year is the 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the iconic film written and directed by the late John Hughes. In the film, Ferris Bueller is a high school senior and popular and smooth talking con artist who intricately plots and executes a day of hooky from school, while outwitting his parents and arch nemesis, the Dean of Students, Ed Rooney. Ed Rooney… Ferris Bueller, being a senior in high school in 1986 was born in 1968 and therefore a charter member in Generation X. Bueller, his best friend, Cameron, and girlfriend, Sloan represent...
  • The Gen X Factor

    06/24/2015 12:13:32 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Over the next week, the only opinion people will care about on marriage is the Supreme Court’s. But as more surveys show, the backdrop for that ruling is a country still very much divided on the issue — with one exception: Millennials. America’s 18 to 29-year-olds, raised in an age of LGBT saturation in schools, Hollywood, and social media, are the most enthusiastic about redefining an institution that half of their parents aren’t even a part of. Lately, though, what’s newsworthy isn’t the younger generation’s support for same-sex “marriage,” but their older siblings’ growing opposition to it. wedding photo In...
  • What Is the Future of Gen-X Manhood? Adam Carolla Vs Chuck Palahniuk?

    03/15/2015 2:57:19 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 26, 2015 | Mark Ellis
    Submitted again for consideration, Adam Carolla, born as his very cohort, Generation X, was beginning in 1964. Joining him in this chapter is writer Chuck Palahniuk, born in 1962, another prominent Gen X cultural figure. Consider now, as the swath of humanity that followed the boomers reaches full majority, in fullest possession of its powers, how variant Carolla/Palahniuk countercultures confront what we see on the horizon. How will the legacy of Generation X be written from this point forward? How will a generation’s power-players and cultural icons impact, for example, policymaking on healthcare, strategies for dealing with the radical Islamist...
  • Generation X has finally arrived

    11/06/2014 2:19:49 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 10 replies
    NAPSCOORDINATOR ^ | 6 November 2014 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I just have to say how proud I am of our Gen X politicians. It is clear that our country is in good hands and the future is bright. I just want to give a pat on the back the following: Gen X leaders like the following superstars: Governor Scott Walker, Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Senator Rand Paul Senator Ted Cruz Senator Tom Cotton Senator Jonie Earnst Senator Cory Gardner Senator James Lankford Senator Tim Scott Senator Mike Lee Rep Steve Scalise Rep Richard Hudson Rep Jeff Duncan Governor Matt Blunt Rep Sean Duffy These poor folks have so much...
  • The Luckiest Generation

    10/25/2013 7:52:17 PM PDT · by thecodont · 8 replies
    National Review / www.nationalreview.com ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2013 4:00 AM | By Kevin D. Williamson
    One of the great American assumptions — that while individuals and families may rise and fall, each generation will end up on average better off than the one that preceded it — has been the subject of much scrutiny in the past decade. Democrats and their affiliated would-be wealth redistributors have argued that the large income gains enjoyed by the highest-paid workers threaten the American dream of ever-upward generational mobility, while others have worried that the housing meltdown and the Great Recession, which inflicted serious damage on the net worths of many American families, now stand in the way of...
  • Gen X Oil Workers in Danger of 'Burning Out'

    09/09/2013 5:17:21 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 06, 2013 | Jon Mainwaring|
    Generation X oil and gas industry workers are in danger of burning out due to a combination of increasingly few mid-career professionals working in oil and gas, family commitments and an ever-increasing workload connected to an expanding energy sector, according to a senior member of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Taking part in the Offshore Europe 2013 conference’s final keynote session, Steve Walker – Head of Strategic Inventions for the HSE’s Energy Division – said: "We [know] there’s not enough of Generation X and yet they are extremely valuable, so I think there's a real danger of the...
  • Insight: Educated with a dead-beat job - the unseen legacy of Europe's crisis

    06/25/2013 1:04:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2013 | By Anders Melin
    As the first anniversary of her graduation in eco-tourism and cultural history approaches, Linnea Borjars remains jobless and frustrated. After finishing her studies at Sweden's Linkoping University, the 25-year-old accepted an unpaid, part-time position at Fair Travel, a non-profit group focused on human rights and tourism, hoping it would lead to a full-time job and a salary. But no such luck. Borjars' situation is a reflection of the depth of the European economic crisis. It is not only unemployment but also underemployment - including workers who are overqualified, interns who are unpaid or low-paid and part-time employees who want full-time...
  • Generation X Fares Poorly During Recession, Says Study

    06/01/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/1/2013 | Abby Ellin
    Members of Generation X, the so-called slackers weaned on Saturday morning cartoons, divorce and cynicism, are now in their late 30s to late 40s. And according to a recent report, those born between 1966 and 1975 really do have something to complain about. A Pew Charitable Trust study, titled "Retirement Security Across Generations," examined the savings behavior of five age groups before the Great Recession hit and found that Gen Xers - the group of Americans following the baby boomers and range in age from 38 to 47 - fared especially poorly during the recent economic down swing. As a...