Warm and Fuzzy

After the post on bigotry, we have this to temper it a little bit.

These are University of Maine students.  You know, the ones who don’t know how to do their laundry and thus are unhappy and will be very unsuccessful.  Those students.

Love wins.

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8 thoughts on “Warm and Fuzzy”

  1. Millenials. We’ve done something right at least. We may have handed them global warming, extinction of flora and fauna, racism, bigotry, religious fanaticism, consumerism, nationalism, corporate overreach and financial collapse, but they’re turning away from our past mistakes to make a better world.

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  2. Millenials. We’ve done something right at least

    But we haven’t taught them to do the fucking laundry. And they’re too stupid to figure it out when they need to. Not to mention, they’re all on mind-altering drugs. Like marijuana.

    🙂

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  3. That millenials and laundry quote of Joe’s cracked me up. He is so out of touch. It’s as if he lives in an alternate universe. Which I guess he does if you think about it. Isolated on the shedstead. Tuned in only to a very narrow worldview as expressed through alt-right (the dude shares Alex Jones crap), copblock and FLDS/capitalism/anarchy something or other bullshit. A couple of YouTube videos from Larken Rose or MMA. He is completely clueless as to what the rest of the country, nevermind the world, are doing. Personally I think he is afraid of smart and/or educated people. He certainly appears to be extremely resentful of them. Whatever.

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  4. Speaking of laundry – do they still leave their clothes on the line for days on end? Maybe those clothes are just homestead props and no one actually wears them.

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  5. Hmmmmmm
    Does Joe know how to do laundry that doesn’t require quarters?
    How to hang laundry properly on a clothes line…with clothes pins…
    How to properly fold clothes
    I’ll bet he has no clue how to iron…flat work or shirts and pants…
    My boys/young men do.?
    They also know how to set a proper table and proper table manners at a table with more than one fork and spoons and several knives… except when they decide to have an impromptu burping contest. They even know a little about which wine glass which what wine… but have brought me wine in a solo cup?…. Stella Rosa in a plastic cup on the beach taste great!
    They are both well rounded in their education not just in their chosen careers, but in just about any subject that comes up in casual conversation. They both enjoy playing the devils advocate… making for some hilariously slightly heated conversations… i get aggravated being made to see both sides when I want to be on a side…but we are the ones who raised them to be that way…?

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  6. In fairness….your opinion of millennials is very much influenced by the millennials you know.

    My kids and their friends are some of the most interesting, brilliant, talented people I’ve ever met. Not only are they capable, responsible and competent…they ceaselessly blow my mind with their kindness and intrinsic goodness. They are SO MUCH smarter and more tolerant than we were. It’s not even a contest. These are folks who practice gratitude, who pay their bills, who want to make the world a better place. They work hard, problem solve, and lead. The millennials that come around my house….are some of my favorite people on the planet.

    So yeah…depending on who you know…opinions will differ.

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  7. I was always so proud of “my” kids at the high school – where according to Chuckles I was a “paper pusher” in the office, but in truth worked as a Safety Assistant – decidedly not a paper pusher. A huge part of my job was fostering positive and appropriate relationships with students and I was particularly good at looking out for our fringe and at-risk kids. I loved them all though and they honored me with a standing ovation at an assembly, which made me weep.
    Many of these kids were very poor. Our community was known as one of the “meth capitals” of the State. And yet they were loving and caring and giving. These kids crowned Special Education students as prom Kings and Queens with all sincerity. They loved each other, ignoring disabilities, color, money etc. When one fragile student was taken away in an ambulance one afternoon, almost all the teachers found themselves comforting their classes. When that student died, the student body mourned for that boy who couldn’t speak, who wore diapers, who sometimes screamed and who loved to dance with the girls.
    These kids went out and scrubbed the walls of the school after some local racists tagged it. Our principal was African American and our kids showed they loved her. Black, White, Native, Asian – all were out there showing that ugly was not acceptable.
    These kids embraced the LGBT population. Queer and Straight went to the socials.
    I loved that about them and they have given me so much hope for the future.

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  8. My generation grew up in an age of awareness and acceptance, at least in my small Northern California town. We fought pollution, we accepted people who were different from us without blinking an eye. We were a bit kooky, we had several alternative religions we could follow, being gay was just who you were much like having blue eyes, it’s just how you were made.
    Over the last few decades we have gotten to enjoy the results, Wild life has rebounded, our air isn’t yellow or gray, and opportunities do not only happen for a select few.
    But now there are those who want to take it all back.
    My stomach turns daily

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