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Friday, March 18, 2011


Making the news this morning is a story about an assistant professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California who was terminated because it was found out that she was working evenings doing a burlesque show, performing as "Professor Shimmy" at the "Hubba Bubba Review" in San Francisco.

Check out Professor Shimmy.

I don't really care what this university does with her but I have to wonder about those who are handling personnel decisions at the Hubba Bubba Review.

Good God a'mighty..

Fans Bid Boucher a Fond Farewell

The man still has a following:
Boucher honored at Wytheville dinner
By Amanda Evans, SWVA Today

It was a night to honor the past and look forward to the future for former 9th District representative Rick Boucher.

More than 400 people attended Saturday evening’s celebration at the Wytheville Meeting Center, including two former governors, former and current congressmen, local politicians and good friends. [link]
I'll not kick the man again, now that he's exited the scene for good.

But I will mention this: Remember how I told you over the years that Rick Boucher's home was in Washington and not in Southwest Virginia?  Guess where he's planning on living going forward?  Damascus?  Atkins?  Glade Springs?  Guess again.

From the same article:

[Amy Boucher] "said her husband is considering several different job opportunities and has not made any formal decisions. She anticipates, however, the job will be in D.C., and probably in an advisory role for telecommunications strategy companies."

He'll remain a Washington insider.

So long, Rick.  We'll hardly miss ye.

NPR Is Dead

Well, no, you might think so with all the howling that the left has been doing over this:
House votes to cut off federal funds for NPR
Associated Press

Washington – The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations of access to programs such as "Car Talk" and "All Things Considered."

The bill, passed 228-192 along mainly partisan lines, would bar federal funding of NPR and prohibit local public stations from using federal money to pay NPR dues and buy its programs. The prospects of support in the Democratic-controlled Senate are slim. Seven Republicans broke ranks to vote against the bill. [link]
In fact only a small portion of NPR's budget is paid by those of us who'd rather have our fingernails pulled than have to listen to it.  But for some inexplicable reason liberals see federal funding of this radio network - the only one of nearly 2,000 on the air to receive government largesse - as being critical to the well-being of the planet.

Two truths: It isn't going away.  And neither is the federal funding.  The uncaring Democrats in the Senate will see to that.

So we keep at it.  Sooner or later we will be able to stop funding this horrid endeavor and let liberals step up and put their money where their mouths are.


James Taranto makes words well writ:

"Perhaps in 2004 the Democrats could have defeated George W. Bush if they had nominated an intelligent, articulate war hero instead of John Kerry."

That had to hurt.

At Least Jimmy Carter Tried.

What's Obama up to?  Has he given up and moved on to other endeavors?  An evermore anxious America wants to know:
President 'Present'
By Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal

One knock on Barack Obama in the 2008 election was his record as an Illinois state senator, where he repeatedly ducked tough issues by voting "present." It seems old habits die hard.

If you'd like to know where the leader of the free world stands on those NCAA rankings, just turn on ESPN. ("I think Kansas has more firepower," he explained as he filled out his bracket.) Wondering what the commander in chief thinks about gun laws? Don't worry—he's in favor of those already on the books, according to a recent op-ed.

If, however, you are curious about where the most powerful man in the universe stands on Libya, radiation, a possible government shutdown, the future of Social Security, or rising oil prices, don't look to the White House. Those issues are tough. Those issues risk mistakes. Those issues might mean unhappy voters. And right now, it's approval ratings the White House cares about.

It took until yesterday for Mr. Obama to address Japan's nuclear problem, and only then to clarify that Americans should and should not be worried about radiation, while also knowing that U.S. power plants are and aren't safe. The president had been touting a new love for nuclear energy (to coax Republicans into a "clean-energy" deal), but the White House is now worried Japan is the hydrogen version of the BP oil spill, and thinking the safest short-term policy is incoherence.

Careful is the word. Compare this to George W. Bush, who ordered an Iraq surge despite dismal approval ratings. [link]
We knew George W. Bush.  Obama is no George W. Bush.