Browsing Month March, 2019

A Punishing Educational Curriculum

By at August 18, 2011 | 10:03 am | 67 Comments

A Punishing Educational Curriculum

With the nation’s unemployment rate hovering about 10 percent, recent high school graduates are escaping reality by going to college, and college grads are avoiding reality by entering grad school. The result is that it now takes an M.A. to become a shift manager at a fast food restaurant. Colleges have stayed ahead of the […]

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Review: Before the First Snow

By at August 17, 2011 | 10:43 am | 145 Comments

Review: Before the First Snow

In the 1960s, Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright gave their father and older brother fits on “Bonanza,” a weekly television series about a man and his sons on the American Frontier. Dick van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, he as a character in the “Dick van Dyke Show” and she portraying his happy wife, slept […]

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‘Pssst. Hotdogs Ten Bucks Each’

By at August 16, 2011 | 7:08 am | 874 Comments

‘Pssst. Hotdogs Ten Bucks Each’

“Pssst.” I walked straight ahead, looking neither right nor left in a darkened alley illuminated by a half-moon. “Pssst.” I quickened my pace, but there was no avoiding the shadowy figure. “Ain’t gonna harm ya. Jus’ wanna sell ya somethin’.” I hesitated, shaking. Stepping in front of me, he shoved a hotdog under my nose. […]

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Top Ten Legislative Legislative Salaries for 2011

By at August 15, 2011 | 8:26 am | 996 Comments

Top Ten Legislative Legislative Salaries for 2011

10) New Jersey:            $49,000. 9) Wisconsin:            $49,943. 8) Alaska:                $50,400. 7) Ohio:                $60,584. 6) Massachusetts:        $61,133. 5) Illinois:                $67,836. 4) Michigan:             $71,685. 3) New York:             $79,500. 2) Pennsylvania:        $79,613. 1) California:            $95,291. […]

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Profits, not unions, move businesses to Indonesia

By at August 14, 2011 | 8:59 am | 1,103 Comments

Profits, not unions, move businesses to Indonesia

I’m sitting at my keyboard, wearing a pair of shorts from Eddie Bauer – Made in Indonesia. I’ve been chatting online with a fellow who says if it wasn’t for unions, my shorts would be Made in USA, and cost much less than I paid. (Actually, one of the few times business will admit that […]

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How Political Correctness Is Breaking Western Civilization

By at August 13, 2011 | 11:02 am | 1,237 Comments

How Political Correctness Is Breaking Western Civilization

Recent orgies of violence in America and England demonstrate the sickness of the politics of victimization and entitlement, and how it corrodes our basic institutions of civilization.  Amplifying it have been law enforcement failures in both nations that reveal how decades of moral relativism and coddling of criminals has destroyed the rule of law, which […]

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Abandoning the Helm, Here & Afar: How Hypocrisy Has Ended the Moral Claim

By at August 9, 2011 | 7:19 am | 8 Comments

Abandoning the Helm, Here & Afar: How Hypocrisy Has Ended the Moral Claim

Traditionally, “social justice” issues have been the domain of non-profit watch dog groups.  As those guardians have become partisan or worse, and abandoned their balanced role, the mantle of guardianship is naturally following the way of the information age.  Every day citizens are picking up the job. Where did the “justice” groups come from, in […]

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Top Ten Birthday Presents for President Obama

By at August 5, 2011 | 4:29 pm | 1,016 Comments

Top Ten Birthday Presents for President Obama

10) Singing bass head for Oval Office. 9) Night on town with Dick Morris 8) Family membership to NRA. 7) Weekend at Trump Casino. 6) Bigger closet for Joe Biden. 5) Drilling rig in Rose Garden. 4) Copy of War Powers Act. 3) Lifetime supply of tea. 2) Gold bricks. 1) Spine. Photo by Dan […]

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Natural gas may burn cleaner than gasoline, but add production emissions and it could be dirtier

By at August 4, 2011 | 11:09 am | 69 Comments

Natural gas may burn cleaner than gasoline, but add production emissions and it could be dirtier

Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels – when it is being burned as fuel. But not necessarily when it is being produced, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has proposed new regulations it says will reduce or eliminate pollution-causing emissions from the natural gas production process, from the well to […]

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Top Ten Budget Myths

By at August 2, 2011 | 10:45 pm | 437 Comments

Top Ten Budget Myths

10) State government is more efficient than Washington. 9) Unfunded mandates have no local tax consequences. 8) Campaign contributions don’t affect budget policy. 7) Politicians can recognize and cut waste. 6) You can cut your way to a surplus. 5) There are two political parties. 4) Class doesn’t matter. 3) Compromise is bad. 2) Greed […]

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