At this rate, the United States is going to need immigrants of all kinds to continue growth.??A new Census Bureau study has just reported a sobering commentary on the current generation of young people. “There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement…What is more, almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living there today, making it the most stable living arrangement.”
When I left home in 1980 we had suffered through the Carter economy and jobs were hard to find. Careers even harder. We got a brief break during Reagan, but my kids´ generation has been living in a 3rd world country. Single parent families are the norm, drug abuse is worse than its ever been, despite widespread availability of birth control girls are popping out babies at an alarming rate, and because it is so expensive to hire employees, jobs are even harder to come by than when I left home. That adage about this being the first generation to be worse off than their parents is true. So who to thank? Start with massive taxation of those who earn enough to hire people. Then go to a perpetual state of warfare, which is expensive. Then the security state. When we pay for our own enslavement, we shouldnt be surprised when people live like slaves.
#2 I´d hazard to say not only that but the educators/school districts/parents who pushed our kids through a touchy feely agenda driven curriculum, rather than learning critical thinking and actual skills. We have a generation of kids now who havent a clue as to Western civilization or even other civilizations but they think they know everything about diversity and "cultural appropriation." Learning real skills has been phased out over decades.
I have friends with a college-graduate adult son living at home. The son, now pushing 40, has seldom worked. The parents made excuses for him up into his 30s, but the mother now tells me she wants him out of the house. That ship has sailed, however, because the son has the emotional maturity of a 15 year old.
One afternoon more than four decades ago, Gary Flandro, then a Caltech graduate student working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, was playing with numbers, as scientists and astronomers do. He realized that in 1977 the outer planets – Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus – would be in rare alignment – the first since Thomas Jefferson’s days. Using the gravity of each planetary encounter, a spacecraft could photograph, then slingshot past and beyond each planet, enabling the robots to make a grand tour and visit them all on one mission of interplanetary exploration. Thus began the amazing,
President Trump’s apparent new willingness to work closely with congressional Democrats could have a significant impact on next year’s midterm elections when, history indicates, the minority party is already likely to retake control of the House. [Snip] Referring to his negotiations, Trump even adopted a Democratic description: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Trump tweeted. “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age.” GOP disunity is chronic,
Clearly, many Americans are wondering about amnesty for illegal immigrants under the DACA program. You may be wondering too. Clearly, President Trump has made it clear that he wants nothing to do with amnesty for them, assuming you define amnesty as he does. Which he hasn’t made clear. Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters explained the president’s position clearly: The President has been clear in the past that there will be no amnesty. The Trump administration will not be discussing amnesty. [Snip] and the President has made it clear how he feels about no amnesty
On Feb. 14, 1779, Capt. James Cook, the British explorer, was captured and, uh, cooked by Hawaiian natives. Perhaps not since then has there been such a fiery demise as this morning’s flaming end to the historic space explorer Cassini. The death of Cassini (Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician and astronomer, 1625-1711) was actually a radioed suicide command. Twenty years after a fiery launch and 13 years after arriving to peer around the magical planet of Saturn and its many moons, Cassini was running low on maneuvering fuel. Rather than crashing into a pristine moon, possibly contaminating who-knows-what
Many people profess shock that Donald Trump, the longtime registered Democrat, big-time Democrat donor and one-time best pal with the Clintons, would suddenly turn on his Republican Party’s feckless leadership and do a stunning legislative package deal with old pals among congressional Democrats. It’s almost as if Trump was so disappointed with the ineffectiveness of Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Mitch McConnell and their feuding factions passively-aggressively failing to push the president’s agenda. [Snip] who chose the GOP as a flag of political convenience and overrode 16 other competitors and its establishment’s concerted opposition, is a pragmatist and not really conservative.
You know when you’re on a crowded sidewalk in a hurry and the people in front aren’t, but it’s too crowded to pass and the clock is ticking on your appointment blocks away? Well, relax now in the sick comfort that those slow-walkers holding up your life are going to pay for their pathetic pace, they’re going to die sooner than you. It’s true, according to a new study of healthy adults. Researchers followed 420,727 people over a period of six years. That’s a lot of following, more than most pedestrians would care to do. The good news: They found no connection to cancer among amblers. However, slow-walkers are up to 2.4 times
Next month the administration and Congress face a looming congressional struggle over raising the nation’s debt limit to avoid a United States default. So, Treasure Secy. Steven Mnuchin has just let it be known that he has more important things to do than changing the faces on the country’s $20 bill, among others. Currently, as you might know if you just got paid, it’s Andrew Jackson, an early Democrat, on the $20. He was a hero of the War of 1812 and a rough-hewn two-term president. He was also a successful military leader in battles against native Americans during his
An ominous sign possibly presaging a struggle with Congress passing an administration supplemental budget request for aid to Texas over Hurricane Harvey damages and recovery. This may seem an arcane point to people living free of legislative mind-blinders. But it certainly contradicts these past years of talk about how much Republicans could get done if they controlled both houses of Congress and only got the White House too. Well, now they have it all. Yet, they still squabble over ideological notations on what to do. Perhaps you’ve noticed in all these orchestrated
Here’s an ominous little piece of news that got drowned in all the flood coverage of Hurricane Harvey. It was uncovered by Fox News’ prodigious intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge. It’s a letter from the foreign minister of Somalia, Yusuf Garaad Omar, to the U.S. Ambassador there, Stephen Schwartz. It warns that an al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabab, has captured central areas of Somalia, a semi-arid country on the Horn of Africa that’s about 90% the size of Texas with about 57% of its 28 million population. Somalia and its capital Mogadishu is probably most familiar to Americans as
Here’s something everyone — Republicans, Democrats, you and me — should be able to agree on: We all pay too much in taxes and we need to cut them. Also, they’re too complicated. Should be able to agree on. But this is 2017 and Washington, D.C. And both parties are riven with disputing factions that not even a Noah-era hurricane can unite. And remember, this is a Congress — oh, look, it’s still on vacation — that is even less popular among Americans than the low-rated president. Donald Trump launched his campaign Thursday for
Bruce Willis, take the long weekend off. The largest asteroid in more than a century will tumble by Earth Friday in the closest encounter by anything that size in more than 100 years. The asteroid, named Florence, is one of millions of pieces of rocky, grey primordial space debris that’s been flying around our solar system for a few billion years. It will come within about four million miles of Earth, which seems pretty far. It is in terms of Interstate vacations with toddlers. But in the vast scale of space, four million miles is just around the corner, if
If you were not at least slightly intrigued by the public persona of Britain’s Princess Diana, you might want to click on elsewhere here at HotAir.com We were. Today is the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel at the age of only 36. Never met her. Never even saw her in person. But somehow with that shy smile looking down while looking up, she connected with millions of people around the world. [Snip] An invisible chemistry exists between some people in the public eye and the public watching. That mysterious connection has long intrigued
Karl Rove, a former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, ripped into President Donald Trump on Sunday for wasting his platform and his time attacking NFL players protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. “The president has two very valuable assets: his time and his voice. This president wastes it when he engages with things like this,” Rove said Sunday during a Fox News panel discussion on Trump´s recent controversial attacks of NFL players who protest for civil rights by taking a knee during the national anthem. Rove added that the president often spends time he ought to be
Hillary Clinton said on MSNBC Saturday that women who support President Trump are “publicly disrespecting themselves.” (VideoTweet) “When I see women doing that, I think, ‘Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace, in a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?´” Clinton told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on AM Joy. Clinton commented about the Trump-supporting women after Reid asked her about pro-Trump women wearing shirts with profanities directed at Clinton. The former 2016 presidential candidate added that she thought it was “troubling” to hear about
N.F.L. players and owners, already on edge after critical statements made by President Trump at a rally on Friday night, woke up on game day to another series of tweets from the president, this time calling for football fans to boycott N.F.L. games unless the league fires or suspends players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. (Snip) Steelers Won’t Participate in Anthem The Pittsburgh Steelers team does not plan to emerge from the locker room in Chicago until after the national anthem. “We’re not going to play politics,” Tomlin told CBS. “We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating
President Donald Trump has called for fans to boycott the NFL if players don´t stop ´disrespecting´ the US by kneeling during the national anthem - as his rant continues to draw backlash from high profile athletes. Trump had earlier denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Early Sunday morning, Trump continued his Twitter tirade and called for an NFL boycott. ´If NFL fans refuse to go to games until
GQ host Keith Olbermann wants NFL fans to remain seated during the national anthem to protest President Trump. “This is simple: To defend OUR right to protest we as fans/consumers ALSO must not stand during the National Anthem until Trump’s threat ends,” the former MSNBC host wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon. (Tweet) Trump asserted during a rally on Friday night that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. ) The president doubled down on Twitter Saturday morning. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be
Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) tweeted that she hopes all NFL players kneel during the national anthem on Sunday in response to President Trump´s remarks attacking Colin Kaepernick. Edwards, who left Congress earlier this year, called Trump a "white supremacist who squats in our White House" in her tweet.
The recent behavior of a number of spoiled, privileged, ungrateful NFL players is unacceptable to most Americans, NFL fans or not. (snip) It would be so satisfying if a group of patriotic fans to have at the ready a flash mob of singers at a stadium game. If the players "take a knee" to show their disdain for the flag and the national anthem, these talented souls would wait until just before the kick-off and then stand up and belt out the national anthem themselves. Chances are hundreds of those in attendance would join them. Then they would exit the
As more and more leaks about the ongoing “Russian collusion” witch hunt by Robert Mueller appear in print, it seems to me that if Russia had been trying to erode our faith in our institutions, the Deep State is accomplishing what Russia failed to do. The Obama claque’s efforts were initially intended to help Clinton when they thought she would win and no one would know about their crimes. Then they continued the unlawful spying to cover up their role in the worst case of misuse of federal power in our history, to effect the removal or emasculation of the President,
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell snapped back at “divisive” comments about the league Saturday, hours after President Trump urged team owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem. At a political rally Friday night in Alabama, Trump griped that players who kneel for “The Star Spangled Banner” disrespect the flag and should lose their jobs. (Snip) Goodell issued a statement via Twitter at 9:16 a.m. Saturday: “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs
Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch had a harsh reaction to President Trump’s called for NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” Mara and Tisch said in a statement Saturday. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” Trump initially addressed the issue during a campaign rally speech in Alabama for Senator Luther Strange, asserting that owners should fire “any son of a b—h”
President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire any players who protest during the national anthem - and called on fans to walk out if they see anyone doing so. Several of the league´s top stars have refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest the treatment of black people by police in the United States. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was the first to take a public stance on the issue while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, hasn´t been signed by an NFL team for this season. While he didn´t mention Kaepernick specifically by name Trump indicated he believes any players protesting are disrespecting the flag and deserve
In June 1979, the Bee Gees were on top of the world. Months before, their “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack, featuring songs written and/or performed by the Australian trio, had won a Grammy for album of the year. The year before, it spent 24 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. And now the band was playing 60,000-seat arenas across America. Disco was king, and the Bee Gees — brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, clad in white suits and flashing gold chains — were its ambassadors. At the start of the tour, Maurice got hold of a T-shirt that made everyone