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Whose Fault Are Those Damned, Lazy Millennials, Anyway?



I have two, twenty-something kids. They couldn't be more different, yet so amazingly the same. And I couldn't love them any more than I already do though it would be great if my son could find a job.

Oh, I said, different? I don't mean from one another, though one's a boy, the other a girl. I mean different from me. I'm a baby boomer. In case you needed to know what a baby boomer is, that's someone born between 1946 and 1964. (kind of the dyslexia years '46, '64). Dyslexia - a term made popular by-- that's right, the boomers.

Anyway, getting back to the differences between my world and that of my kids-- the millennial generation (children born 1980s to the early 2000s). Why is it they don't think like I do, react like I do, even care about the things I do? They're just so... different.

Now I know why, and I'm going to share it with you, in video form -- after all, isn't video and the Internet really the millennial generation at it's finest? Well, the iPhone 5S is pretty cool.

You should find this video enlightening if you're a boomer. And you'll find it tolerable if you're a millennial. And if you're Generation Z (born AFTER 2000) you probably don't care anyway -- so go play a video game, or better yet, watch Miley Cyrus Twerk it.


Cartoons of the Day- The Rolling Stones Turn 50




Video- Romney Won't Say Whether He Supports Vouchers For Medicare


I so want to pound that smirk off that asshat's face. Via.


Poll- Older Americans Think Things Are Looking Up


It's not like they're celebrating, but feeling more positive is half the battle. Now if we can only get the rest of the demographics to feel the same.

Americans 55 and older are more likely to be worried or even angry about the state of their finances than they were before the recession, but a poll being released today shows their confidence is making a rebound.

Thirty-nine percent of respondents to the poll by Harris Interactive said they are “worried” about their financial situation, up from 28 percent prior to the economic downturn. The number is down significantly, however, from 51 percent “at the lowest point of the recession.”

There was a similar curve in responses when asked whether they are “angry” or “secure” about personal finances. And 60 percent said they are “hopeful,” compared with 62 percent pre-recession and 50 percent at its nadir.


Poll reveals baby boomers' retirement fears


Hey, if anyone knows any people high up in the Dem party, show them this. I'm thinking it just maybe a good thing to know when going up against "serious" Paul Ryan and his "Lead Grandma Off The Cliff" budget. God forbid the D's go off message....

WASHINGTON — Baby boomers are starting to retire, but many are agonizing about their finances and believe they'll need to work longer than they had planned, a new poll finds.

The 77 million-strong generation born between 1946 and 1964 has clung tenaciously to its youth. Now, boomers are getting nervous about retirement. Only 11 percent say they are strongly convinced they will be able to live in comfort.

A total of 55 percent said they were either somewhat or very certain they could retire with financial security. But another 44 percent express little or no faith they'll have enough money when their careers end.

Further underscoring the financial squeeze, 1 in 4 boomers still working say they'll never retire. That's about the same number as those who say they have no retirement savings.

The Associated poll comes as politicians face growing pressure to curb record federal deficits, and budget hawks of both parties have expressed a willingness to scale back Social Security, the government's biggest program.

The survey suggests how politically risky that would be: 64 percent of boomers see Social Security as the keystone of their retirement earnings, far outpacing pensions, investments and other income.