Morning Joe Co-Host Inserts Foot in Mouth About Millennials Being Lazy Gamers

May 30, 2013 -

Continuing to show just how out of touch he is with reality, Joe Scarborough offered some silly comments about 20-somethings being lazy gamers on the Morning Joe show he co-hosts on MSNBC. His comments were his contribution to what could have been a serious conversation about how women are becoming the primary bread winners in American households and the shifting roles of gender. He did his best to derail the conversation, as usual.

"Men in their twenties, who unfortunately I think are weak, and stay at home, and play video games and are weak, weak, weak and unmarriable! They’re just...there are no good men out there! Other than my son and his friends."

Of course, this shouldn't really hurt the feelings of millennials - instead it should be considered a rite of passage. The elder generations always refer to the newer generations as selfish, self-absorbed, and lazy.

It's their way of saying "Hey I'm old, and soon what I say no longer has an impact on anything of any relevance. Please empty my bedpan."

Source: Kotaku by way of PHX Corp

 


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The closing sentence of this article is awesome. That is all. 

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Shoot. You mean I could have lived with my father all my life instead of going out, getting marketable tech skills via military, and now work full time to fund my video game hobby with a wife who games with me?  

My loser lifestyle was stolen from me! I would not have known what I lost if it wasn't for Joe! ;)

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Joe on msnbc is a clown. He has very little to say in general and this stunt proves it. This just proves on all mainstream channels gamers and the youth are underestimated.
Christopher f

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I agree and disagree.

The issues Millennials have and will have their entire life is a cause and effect from the baby boomers. Whether you love the Baby Boomers for radically changing America to be a Liberal Society with highly radical views to the left you cannot deny the affect they have had on all walks of life being the most selfish generation in American history.

Unlike any other generation the Millennials will not do better than their parents generation.

- Rather than focusing on making a family work the baby boomer focused on themselves first and then their children.

- Baby Boomers raised their children to be dependant either on a social welfare system or on their parents. Unlike many other generations doing basic skills or life learning skills it was pushed back or never taught because the baby boomer either did not feel comfortable talking about an issue or teaching their kid.

- Whether conservative or liberal all baby boomers rather would stop the Government and would risk us going into ruin that would keep programs to cater to them alive. These programs most likely will not be around as I age.

- Instead of focusing on life skills and trades most baby boomers delude their children into more education or higher education and given a fairytale story about how everything will open up when your done. Instead we find most Millennials who go to school end up not being able to find decent jobs and also being sattled with a large amount of student loan debt that they wont be able to pay back until they are in their 50s or 60s.

- Baby Boomers who insisted things like economics, shop be cut from schools because obviously we shouldn't need to know how to balence a check book or to use our hands to build and experiment. I don't know about you but my mother tried her best not to control my bank account way into the age of 20.

- Baby Boomers in hiring positions REFUSING to hire younger workers because they need to train them. Either it's you do not have the education but when you do the issue than becomes you need five years of experience to enter into an entry-level position. Baby boomers do not enjoy training nor can they handle it. It's like you baby boomer parent being afriad to sit in the car with you so they sent you to a driving school.

Millennials over all lack life skills, work related skills, social skills among other things because they literally have held us back and refused to allow us to learn important skills in life because they decided to push these things back later into life. This is no surprise because before the Democrats lost the house it was one of the goals of Nancy Pelosi to raise child support till the age of 28 federally. Here in IL child support can go as long as a person is well into a persons mid-life at age 23.

They've stopped us from drinking, driving, and experiencing life as they learned so for us to catch up is hard. Some of us are in our late twenties and some Millennials don't even know how to wash their clothes because mother never allowed anyone to touch the washer. Some people don't know how to cook because baby boomer mother heard the stories in the 80s and 90s how kids burned down a home trying to cook.

It's not like what they are doing helps because people will most likely repeat the mistakes they would of made years ago. Driving later and later won't stop a person from getting into accidents as that person is learning how to drive.

What the baby boomers are doing is delaying life and as much as they like to say we are not shit bottom line they raised us this way and made a situation to where we as grown adults cannot make it. Find me a decent paying labor job that allows me to be trained in-house and not paying 1,500 or more dollars to go to a trade school because the baby boomers refuse to train on the job.

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Really so you think baby boomers screwed things up, You do realize that life sucked way before they came about. There parents generation was horrible, The good old days where not so good.

Baby boomers with there "selfish" and "radical views" gave us progress. They helped sexually liberate women, Fought to end segregation in schools, End the Vietnam war, Fought against the government and religion from trying to control are lives, Helped bring about the EPA, And fought against injustice. I think thats pretty good.

You think kids are weak?
They are smarter on average and less racist and homophobic. They have social skills its just because of technology those skills are different and more complex.

Most kids work harder today then ever before, They have to work harder in school and many are graduating collage with advanced degrees because there parents pushed them to do so. Most are not on a welfare program.

"most baby boomers delude their children into more education or higher education and given a fairytale story about how everything will open up when your done"
Wow so you don't value an education. You don't think we should let kids enlighten themselves. Most parents don't what there kids working in a coal mine so we like them to attend collage to follow their dreams, You know the whole pursuit of happiness thing we are supposed to have in this country. Most parents want there kids to find something they want to do with there life so they can be happy because that is the American dream.

"being sattled with a large amount of student loan debt that they wont be able to pay back until they are in their 50s or 60s."
Thats because of jacked up rates that could be lowered if the government stepped in to actually do something about it.

"Baby Boomers in hiring positions REFUSING to hire younger workers because they need to train them"
I never heard of that, Many young people have jobs the ones who don't is because of the recession.

"Millennials over all lack life skills, work related skills, social skills among other things"
Not true. What proof do you have? studies i have seen show the opposite. Kids have higher social skills thanks to technology that lets them interacted with more people and in ways previous generations could not. Also they have more work related skills because they grew up with computes and those are taking over the work place

"they literally have held us back and refused to allow us to learn important skills in life"
literally THEY literally Held you back. They held you down and refused to let you learn. Do you need someone to hold your hand all the way growing up.

"They've stopped us from drinking, driving, and experiencing life as they learned so for us to catch up is hard."
What are you talking about? The drinking age is 21 was for a long time even when they where kids and there parents where kids, So they didn't stop you the law did. Driving is 16 so whats again how did they stop you? To experience life you need to go outside, How did they stop you from that?

"Millennials don't even know how to wash their clothes"
I do, I taught myself not so hard.

"Some people don't know how to cook because baby boomer mother heard the stories in the 80s and 90s how kids burned down a home trying to cook."
How old where those kids. I know how to cook not so hard. You don't need your mom to teach you. Shit go online and learn. Tons of websites that have cooking instructions. Turn the TV to the cooking channel. There is no excuse to not know how to cook. Stop blaming your parents.

"I don't know about you but my mother tried her best not to control my bank account way into the age of 20."
You are an adult at 18 why the hell would your mom try to control your bank account. Yeah my mom never did nor would i want her to.

Listen i don't disagree with you 100% In fact i agree with most of what you said just not in the way you said it. The baby boomers kicked ass when they where young, The new generation has a lot going for it and are way better then previous ones. But i do agree on a few things in a different way.
Baby boomers did tons of good things, Like i said they fought against the government telling us what to do. However over time they went from fighting the man to being the man. They went from all you need is love to whoever has the most money wins. They went from make love not war to blowing the shit out of any brown nation they could. Hell they went from pink floyds another brick in the wall. We don't need no education, No thought control, Hey teacher leave those kids alone, To obey your teachers, Do as they say.
The baby boomers most of them abandoned all there values from when they where kids, Teens and young adults. They now actively fight against the kids who have the same beliefs they used to have.
Those kids turned in to their parents.
Met the new boss same as the old boss.

I do think we teach to much trivia crap in school most you will never need or will improve your life. By the time you graduate high school or even collage you will forget a good chuck of it but that is not to say that kids should not follow they dreams just we have to much crap in the way for them to do so. To many hoops one must jump through. Education is great but trivia crap is not what we should teach.

 

This generation is awesome they just have to put up with more bullshit then there parents.

 
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