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2020-10-19 10:21:33 PM  
30 votes:
Has anyone mentioned we're a Republic not a Democracy yet?
 
2020-10-20 2:31:58 AM  
18 votes:
Millenials?  Are those the lazy dumbf*cks who say they are going to vote in droves but are too busy playing console games to give a f*ck?  Oh, I know several million of those.  They are fairy stupid and expect the world to serve them.

Sad that they will be the reason that America dies, but they'll claim to be woke, and awake, but need naps because they're so f*cking lazy.

However, my kids are doing great because they have such an inferior set of people to compete against.
 
2020-10-20 2:49:20 AM  
6 votes:
 
2020-10-20 12:24:34 AM  
4 votes:
The study suggested that the populist challenge to mainstream, "establishment" politics could actually help improve democratic engagement by shocking moderate parties and leaders into reversing the decay.
 
2020-10-20 9:41:11 AM  
3 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Good, you idiots.

Maybe this time it will finally sink in that change cannot come from the top down, it must come from the bottom up; and it cannot happen in one election. It will take at minimum 20 to 50 years to dislodge the fecal impaction this bureaucracy has become.

It absolutely can and should be done. But stop imagining and falling for the okey-doke that it's gonna be a quick and easy fix. Or that you just have to wait till the Boomers die. Apathy and status quo are easy. Change is hard.


This. The people y'all think are "The Boomers" are never going to die - there will always be a plentiful, new supply of them.
As if anyone who isn't a motherf**king idiot ever thought that unpleasant personal characteristics were the special property of people born between two arbitrarily selected years.
Find an adult belief to harbor, and drop the empty-headed "generation' bullcrap.
 
2020-10-20 6:17:38 AM  
3 votes:
Meanwhile, GenX is dissatisfied with everything, because f*ck you, that's why.
 
2020-10-20 3:13:24 AM  
3 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Nice try, Boomer.


MR. Boomer to you.
And stay off my lawn, unless you're mowing it.  In which case, don't expect a tip.  Better yet, expect a tip so I get a chance to disappoint you.
 
2020-10-20 2:43:28 AM  
3 votes:

jerryskid: Millenials?  Are those the lazy dumbf*cks who say they are going to vote in droves but are too busy playing console games to give a f*ck?  Oh, I know several million of those.  They are fairy stupid and expect the world to serve them.

Sad that they will be the reason that America dies, but they'll claim to be woke, and awake, but need naps because they're so f*cking lazy.

However, my kids are doing great because they have such an inferior set of people to compete against.


don't forget that they refuse to show up to vote "Because they're not inspiring enough"

doesn't matter that that persons policies are an improvement on the status quo, they're not an improvement enough.

(I'm technically a millenial but i'm one of those early ones that many sociologists split off with the very late Xers into a microgeneration that doesnt' fit either)
 
2020-10-20 2:25:33 AM  
3 votes:
He will bury all of you.
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2020-10-20 11:43:53 AM  
2 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: Gyrfalcon: Animatronik: If you want to experience democracy, get out there and vote the issues that matter to you, yes, but...
...you also need to vote for people who care about the future of the country, it's constitution, and understand the importance of compromise. If you just sit around devising new labels for people you don't like, then you're just an easy target for politicians that want to vote based on your two minutes of hate every day.  A democracy can't function in such a polarized society.

It sucks when I agree with you, but I totally agree with you.

Likely because both of you are voting against what the kids want and wondering why they don't participate alongside you.


Wrong again, but thanks for playing.
 
2020-10-20 8:18:35 AM  
2 votes:

Kazan: jerryskid: Millenials?  Are those the lazy dumbf*cks who say they are going to vote in droves but are too busy playing console games to give a f*ck?  Oh, I know several million of those.  They are fairy stupid and expect the world to serve them.

Sad that they will be the reason that America dies, but they'll claim to be woke, and awake, but need naps because they're so f*cking lazy.

However, my kids are doing great because they have such an inferior set of people to compete against.

don't forget that they refuse to show up to vote "Because they're not inspiring enough"

doesn't matter that that persons policies are an improvement on the status quo, they're not an improvement enough.

(I'm technically a millenial but i'm one of those early ones that many sociologists split off with the very late Xers into a microgeneration that doesnt' fit either)


This is more a complaint that people notice that your ideas are garbage than anything else. If it's not an improvement enough to help people, it's not really an improvement. You should strive for better, not worse. But here we are, desperately striving for worse as a country and wondering why young people aren't on board with it.
 
2020-10-20 8:03:34 AM  
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Animatronik: If you want to experience democracy, get out there and vote the issues that matter to you, yes, but...
...you also need to vote for people who care about the future of the country, it's constitution, and understand the importance of compromise. If you just sit around devising new labels for people you don't like, then you're just an easy target for politicians that want to vote based on your two minutes of hate every day.  A democracy can't function in such a polarized society.

It sucks when I agree with you, but I totally agree with you.


Likely because both of you are voting against what the kids want and wondering why they don't participate alongside you.
 
2020-10-20 8:01:22 AM  
2 votes:
Send the little shiats to live in mainland China for a while. They'll find out the difference and be crying to come home.
 
2020-10-20 7:10:47 AM  
2 votes:

pkjun: Boomers: "We have set up the economy to extract all wealth and labour from you and give it to enormous corporations. You will be indebted forever and will never enjoy the financial stability and security we do."

Millennials: "I don't want that."

Boomers: "Too bad, that's called capitalism."

Millennials: "Okay, well I want something else."

Boomers: "Okay, let's vote on it. We've got a system set up where your vote for President doesn't matter unless you live in a handful of swing states, your vote for Senator doesn't matter unless you live in a rural state with low population, and your vote for the House of Representatives doesn't matter unless you live in a state we haven't gerrymandered yet."

Millennials: "Uh, I don't want that either."

Boomers: "Too bad, that's called democracy."

...

Media: "Why don't Millennials love capitalism and democracy????"


Then you have three options. One, you can move. Two, you can work to change it (problem: no one has ever claimed it will be easy or quick, so don't delude yourself). Three, you can give up and biatch on the Internet.

It is clear you have chosen number 3, so why don't you sit down and shut the fark up so the people who actually want to try and work to make this country a better place can get on with it without you trying to sabotage them every chance you get?
 
2020-10-20 6:53:02 AM  
2 votes:
Boomers: "We have set up the economy to extract all wealth and labour from you and give it to enormous corporations. You will be indebted forever and will never enjoy the financial stability and security we do."

Millennials: "I don't want that."

Boomers: "Too bad, that's called capitalism."

Millennials: "Okay, well I want something else."

Boomers: "Okay, let's vote on it. We've got a system set up where your vote for President doesn't matter unless you live in a handful of swing states, your vote for Senator doesn't matter unless you live in a rural state with low population, and your vote for the House of Representatives doesn't matter unless you live in a state we haven't gerrymandered yet."

Millennials: "Uh, I don't want that either."

Boomers: "Too bad, that's called democracy."

...

Media: "Why don't Millennials love capitalism and democracy????"
 
2020-10-20 3:42:11 AM  
2 votes:
If you want to experience democracy, get out there and vote the issues that matter to you, yes, but...
...you also need to vote for people who care about the future of the country, it's constitution, and understand the importance of compromise. If you just sit around devising new labels for people you don't like, then you're just an easy target for politicians that want to vote based on your two minutes of hate every day.  A democracy can't function in such a polarized society.
 
2020-10-20 2:59:15 AM  
2 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: jerryskid: Millenials?  Are those the lazy dumbf*cks who say they are going to vote in droves but are too busy playing console games to give a f*ck?  Oh, I know several million of those.  They are fairy stupid and expect the world to serve them.

Sad that they will be the reason that America dies, but they'll claim to be woke, and awake, but need naps because they're so f*cking lazy.

However, my kids are doing great because they have such an inferior set of people to compete against.

Nice try, Boomer.


I'm almost flattered someone still thinks I'm young.
 
2020-10-20 9:46:28 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: Gyrfalcon: Good, you idiots.

Maybe this time it will finally sink in that change cannot come from the top down, it must come from the bottom up; and it cannot happen in one election. It will take at minimum 20 to 50 years to dislodge the fecal impaction this bureaucracy has become.

It absolutely can and should be done. But stop imagining and falling for the okey-doke that it's gonna be a quick and easy fix. Or that you just have to wait till the Boomers die. Apathy and status quo are easy. Change is hard.

This. The people y'all think are "The Boomers" are never going to die - there will always be a plentiful, new supply of them.
As if anyone who isn't a motherf**king idiot ever thought that unpleasant personal characteristics were the special property of people born between two arbitrarily selected years.
Find an adult belief to harbor, and drop the empty-headed "generation' bullcrap.


See, the thing is, there aren't always Boomer-like people in charge. And you know we can point to actual reality - measurable changes that Boomers created that had real-world effects. It wasn't other generations doing it, those other generations fixed problems that Boomers re-created, it was Boomers being selfish, greedy farkheads who didn't care about future generations.

I get that you want to remain blameless for the problems your generation caused. Hell, it makes sense to want to think only good about what you've done with your life. Unfortunately reality doesn't go away just because you don't like it, we Millennials have figured that one out long before now, but Boomers just can't grasp that concept.
 
2020-10-20 9:18:14 AM  
1 vote:

qorkfiend: pkjun: Boomers: "We have set up the economy to extract all wealth and labour from you and give it to enormous corporations. You will be indebted forever and will never enjoy the financial stability and security we do."

Millennials: "I don't want that."

Boomers: "Too bad, that's called capitalism."

Millennials: "Okay, well I want something else."

Boomers: "Okay, let's vote on it. We've got a system set up where your vote for President doesn't matter unless you live in a handful of swing states, your vote for Senator doesn't matter unless you live in a rural state with low population, and your vote for the House of Representatives doesn't matter unless you live in a state we haven't gerrymandered yet."

Millennials: "Uh, I don't want that either."

Boomers: "Too bad, that's called democracy."

...

Media: "Why don't Millennials love capitalism and democracy????"

Then you have three options. One, you can move. Two, you can work to change it (problem: no one has ever claimed it will be easy or quick, so don't delude yourself). Three, you can give up and biatch on the Internet.

It is clear you have chosen number 3, so why don't you sit down and shut the fark up so the people who actually want to try and work to make this country a better place can get on with it without you trying to sabotage them every chance you get?



Really though, YOU have 2 options.
1.  You can help.
2.  You can not help.

You've made it clear you won't help, so it would be really great if you would stop pretending to try.  Just vote for Biden and take a nice, long, well-deserved nap for the next 4 years.
 
2020-10-20 9:07:33 AM  
1 vote:

BlueDWarrior: Younger people have never cared about elections until they turn 40.


I don't know, at 19 I went to a Mike Dukakis rally at Rutgers because I was banging a libby chick.  Oh sorry, you said elections nevermind.
 
2020-10-20 8:17:31 AM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: puffy999: Animatronik: Another aspect of this situation is student loans.
The heavy reliance on government guaranteed student loans has led to massive increases in tuition due to tuition inflation and a concomitant increase in debt among 25 to 40 year olds.
This is an example of a massive government intervention gone wrong.  There has been a massive transfer of wealth from  the middle class to colleges and universities.

Your ideas intrigue me, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

By ideas, you mean the troll is just regurgitating the bogus Bennett hypothesis?


This will make it easier for you:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.​y​ahoo.com/amphtml/news/average-cost-col​lege-jumped-incredible-122000732.html

The article you cited focuses on a bogus lack of correlation between things like grants and stafford loans with tuition increases.
The reason its bogus is that it ignores the obvious across the board unexplained massive increases in tuition at private universities in favor of microscopic examination of a few cherry-picked data points related to grants and university expenses.
Its a case of pulling the wool over your eyes to ignore the obvious.

Of course, they have a problem in that state universities have restrictions on what they can charge, so middle class students are flocking to those.
But theyre working on those as well.

Now some universities have wised up, seen the handwriting on the wall, and reduced their tuition.  Good for them.
 
2020-10-20 8:06:37 AM  
1 vote:

quatchi: But rage and discontent that doesn't transition into political engagement is pointless pouting more than anything.


Engagement only goes as far as the ideas go. When ideas that young people need implemented are deliberately shut down and dismissed there's no reason for them to continue to engage.

Older people have to start working with young people instead of against them. And if the older people can't manage that then they need to STFU because they're deliberately in the wrong.

The Democratic Party had a chance to win these people's votes for life and instead they told young people to go get farked. Dems don't get to complain when young people disengage. Obama said something about that in 2008, Democrats should have listened.
 
2020-10-20 8:06:03 AM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: puffy999: Animatronik: Another aspect of this situation is student loans.
The heavy reliance on government guaranteed student loans has led to massive increases in tuition due to tuition inflation and a concomitant increase in debt among 25 to 40 year olds.
This is an example of a massive government intervention gone wrong.  There has been a massive transfer of wealth from  the middle class to colleges and universities.

Your ideas intrigue me, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

By ideas, you mean the troll is just regurgitating the bogus Bennett hypothesis?


The numbers dont lie
Look at tuition increases over the past 25 years vs inflation.
As for everything else these days, mediots are substituting vituperative opinions and ad hominem smears for facts, but the facts dont lie.
 
2020-10-20 7:56:52 AM  
1 vote:

Kazan: jerryskid: Millenials?  Are those the lazy dumbf*cks who say they are going to vote in droves but are too busy playing console games to give a f*ck?  Oh, I know several million of those.  They are fairy stupid and expect the world to serve them.

Sad that they will be the reason that America dies, but they'll claim to be woke, and awake, but need naps because they're so f*cking lazy.

However, my kids are doing great because they have such an inferior set of people to compete against.

don't forget that they refuse to show up to vote "Because they're not inspiring enough"

doesn't matter that that persons policies are an improvement on the status quo, they're not an improvement enough.

(I'm technically a millenial but i'm one of those early ones that many sociologists split off with the very late Xers into a microgeneration that doesnt' fit either)


The Oregon Trail Generation:  young enough to have grown up with the internet to some degree, but old enough that we didn't grow up with social media.

We're the last generation that didn't have youthful indiscretions uploaded for everyone to see.
 
2020-10-20 7:52:13 AM  
1 vote:

foo monkey: Meanwhile, GenX is dissatisfied with everything, because f*ck you, that's why.


With all that religious and drug propaganda we grew up with, you'd think we'd see through all the BS, not end up marching along with our babyboomer parents at the Q rally. 

Gen X has been a disappoint to itself.
 
2020-10-20 7:32:45 AM  
1 vote:
Is this the thread where a bunch of miserable ass holes blame kids for being dicked so hard of their future 20 years before they were even born? Then told they had better vote D to keep kicking the can down the road as the Republican government strip mines tax payer cash to pay for wars of choice, corporate bailouts every ten years, and rewards them for stealing their future with low paying jobs, environmental killing regulations, and mountains of exploding student loan debt that has outstripped the average wage of a college education, and is now working on stripping them of their social security. Then, when they vote for progressive candidates who want to address the issues they hold important get called lazy idiots when the system is rigged against their wishes and have their voices marginalized, and they drop out as they become disenfranchised as the olds shiat on them for expressing their needs ahead of their elders after ripping them of their choice in a candidate in not one, but two elections, and suddenly are to blame for not being more engaged? Is that what this thread is?
 
2020-10-20 7:23:37 AM  
1 vote:
That's one of my favorite DEVO songs!
 
2020-10-20 7:06:04 AM  
1 vote:

berylman: It seems people are missing the take away message here. It's not that young people don't care it's that they feel their votes do not matter in the blistering hellscape which is 2020 when the worst possible fate has already been predetermined.


Their vote counts exactly the same as everyone else. Should it be treated differently or something?
 
2020-10-20 7:04:21 AM  
1 vote:

puffy999: BlueDWarrior: jerryskid: Millenials?  Are those the lazy dumbf*cks who say they are going to vote in droves but are too busy playing console games to give a f*ck?  Oh, I know several million of those.  They are fairy stupid and expect the world to serve them.

Sad that they will be the reason that America dies, but they'll claim to be woke, and awake, but need naps because they're so f*cking lazy.

However, my kids are doing great because they have such an inferior set of people to compete against.

Younger people have never cared about elections until they turn 40. Because that is when their peers start running for office. Gen Z will be the same way, Gen Alpha will be the same way. You don't care about the system farking you until someone in your peer group, or yourself, decides "No, the farking will stop even if I have to do it myself."

So it has been in America, so it will continue to be.

The problem is our politics are trending older...

Not just for the Presidency, but everywhere.

Young people don't vote, but when they actually try to engage in politics these days LARGELY they are shut out. Oddly enough, and thankfully enough, women seem to be an exception.


Welcome to the real world, where you don't get a trophy just for trying to engage.
 
2020-10-20 3:54:25 AM  
1 vote:
Another aspect of this situation is student loans.
The heavy reliance on government guaranteed student loans has led to massive increases in tuition due to tuition inflation and a concomitant increase in debt among 25 to 40 year olds.
This is an example of a massive government intervention gone wrong.  There has been a massive transfer of wealth from  the middle class to colleges and universities.
 
2020-10-20 3:40:21 AM  
1 vote:

jerryskid: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Nice try, Boomer.

MR. Boomer to you.
And stay off my lawn, unless you're mowing it.  In which case, don't expect a tip.  Better yet, expect a tip so I get a chance to disappoint you.


I don't need your money, you farking geezer. Keep it for the old age home.
 
2020-10-20 3:13:37 AM  
1 vote:
Young people know a scam when they see it.
 
2020-10-20 2:43:24 AM  
1 vote:
No, we love Democracy. We just wish that we could experience it.
 
2020-10-20 2:21:35 AM  
1 vote:
The kids can get off my lawn after they fark over the Zoomers.

Tradition, biatches!
 
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