Conversation with my daughter yesterday

My daughter, seventeen, is as usual telling me I don’t understand her generation, mainly because I’m old, and of course I’ve never been young. 

“When I was your age, we all had three noses. Do you have any idea what it’s like to have to live with three...”

”Dad, my generation eats Tide Pods.”

Checkmate.

Today she related that story to my wife, who told her that for our generation it was too inconvenient to measure the detergent. 

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Comment by Maui Surfer on February 14, 2018 at 11:33am

Look at those smiles!!!! Dirtbag pieces of dung!

Comment by Maui Surfer on February 14, 2018 at 11:35am

Tom- that's exactly what I'm trying to point out ...

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on February 14, 2018 at 11:49am

Ron, that is a mighty big brush you are using to paint your glass house with.  

To get away with that, you'll need to be equally okay with the KKK dragging up examples of Black people doing stupid stuff and stereotyping all Black people with them.  In other words you are indulging in the same type of propaganda KS regularly "shares".  It is no more right to condemn ALL Black people for the actions of a few then it is to condemn all Millennials and Gen X-ers for their ignorant minorities.

P.S.  that you have Maui Faker, owner of the gazillion dollar home/renowned Surfing Instructor of the Elitist 1%-ers!" agreeing with you don't impress me much.

Comment by koshersalaami on February 14, 2018 at 11:53am

What am I getting painted with here?

You can knock the millenials, but ultimately it doesn’t come down to examples as much as it comes down to numbers, and Amy introduced a graphic breaking down Presidential votes in 2016, which painted a progressively better picture of the young than of us in the last election in terms of how they voted. 

Comment by Ron Powell on February 14, 2018 at 11:59am

Connecticut News
The Hartford Courant

Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings, makes a brief appearance in Hartford Superior court on Dec. 18, 2017, with her attorney Tom Stevens.

Brianna Brochu, Ex-UHart Student Charged With Harassing Roommate, Pleads Not Guilty

Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of harassing her roommate by smearing bodily fluid on the roommate’s backpack and tampering with other items, pleaded not guilty Monday.

Brochu, a Harwinton resident who was expelled from the university after her alleged harassment of her roommate came to light, was charged by West Hartford police with breach of peace and criminal mischief. She asked for a trial by jury and the case was continued to Jan. 29.

Brochu, who is white, told police that she did not have a good relationship with her roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, who is black. Brochu claimed Rowe was rude to her and posted videos online of her snoring to make fun of her.

The NAACP and others have publicly supported Rowe and have urged Hartford prosecutors to file a hate crime charge against Brochu, but prosecutors have declined to discuss the matter other than to say their decisions are guided by the evidence and the law.

Attorney Thomas Stevens, representing Brochu, has told The Courant he does not believe a hate crime charge will be added.

Brochu told police she lashed out at Rowe and said she licked her plate, fork and spoon, put blood from a used tampon on her backpack, and mixed her lotions with other lotions from Rowe’s desk.

Rowe told police that Brochu “generally ignored her and treated her as a ghost,” according to the warrant for Brochu’s arrest. She had asked for a room change and was moving her belongings out of the room on Oct. 17 when Brochu’s Instagram post describing her alleged conduct surfaced.

On Monday, representatives of the NAACP again protested outside Hartford Superior Court, saying they are concerned that Brochu has not been charged with a hate crime.

“We are very very disappointed with the prosectors … not pressing this case hard enough,” said NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile. “They are not making this an urgent matter from where we sit.”

He also complained about the continuance.

“We expect [the prosecutors] to fight on behalf of the people of our community,” he said. “This is a hate crime. Let’s stop playing games. Let’s stop pushing this away.”

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-uhart-student-brianna-br...

I taught Law and Public Policy at the University of Hartford for 8 years....

Comment by Ron Powell on February 14, 2018 at 12:17pm

I'm not painting anyone with anything. I'm simply saying that they too have a long way to go and that manifestations of this kind of crap amongst young peoplehas INCREASED since the election...

Let's  not become complacent and smug about young people and the future of this country....

Unless I miss my guess,  the graphic is a percentage of the total vote.

The 65+ age group is 15% of the total vote...

Stands to reason the as an age group senior citizens would be a smaller number and politically more conservative....

Comment by Ron Powell on February 14, 2018 at 12:28pm

@Amy; "To get away with that, you'll need to be equally okay with the KKK dragging up examples of Black people doing stupid stuff and stereotyping all Black people with them."

Nothing to "get away with".

Don't need the KKK to do the stereotyping. Mainstream media still doe a fairly comprehensive job of doing that. 

Or, haven't you been paying attention?

Comment by koshersalaami on February 14, 2018 at 12:37pm

Why does it stand to reason that they’d be politically more conservative? The percentage of the two youngest demographics who voted Democratic is way higher than that of either of our demographics, meaning much higher than the majority demographic here. 

Aside from which, voting for Trump involves a bit more than being politically conservative. 

The argument that racism has become more open since the election is certainly true, but that said open racism is more concentrated among the young has certainly not been quantified here. 

Comment by koshersalaami on February 14, 2018 at 12:41pm

Amy, what do I regularly share and generalize about?

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on February 14, 2018 at 12:43pm

Unless I miss my guess,  the graphic is a percentage of the total vote.

The 65+ age group is 15% of the total vote...

Stands to reason the as an age group senior citizens would be a smaller number and politically more conservative....

Ron, isn't it usually YOU (including using a quote from me!) that stresses that we need to deal with our own demographic if we want progress?  

BTW, senior citizens not only need to own their own shit but also represent a HUUUUUGELY greater share of power and money than Millennial do.   Don't make me feel like I need to rant about power inequality or the money that buys power.  It will get ugly!  LOL

P.S.  How old are Farrakhan, the Koch Brothers and Trump???

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