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Monday, December 19, 2011

I Get So ... Confused

First they were G's.

But that wasn't inclusive enough.  The L's would have none of it.

So they became G's and L's.

But the "bi's" felt like they were being left out.

As did the "trannies."

So along comes LGBT.

Now, courtesy of the Roanoke Times - ever diligent and ... inclusive, as it tries so hard to be - we find out that Washington and Lee University, its goal being to train tomorrow's leaders to not offend anyone on the planet except normal people, has come up with a new one:


Of which, as it turns out, I'm a by-God member!

That "Q"?  It stands for "question," as in those who question.

Me?  I question the freaking sanity of all these confused and miserable creatures.

Up next?


And on ...

And on ...

And ...

For the love of God.  Don't these people have something more important to do in life?

Why The Blogosphere Thrives

We fact-check your ass.

See "NTSB Chair Supports Cell Phone Ban With Lies & Obfuscation."

Were we not here, America would, by now, be exactly what The Left wants it to be.


The United States government to the American people: "There are three stages in your reintegration . . . There is learning, there is understanding, and there is acceptance."

The blogosphere to the United States government:

Not then. Not now. Not ever.

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Want some FACTS regarding the NTSB's outlandish jihad against cell phone use?

See "There's No Reason To Ban Cellphone Use While Driving."

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
-- Abraham Lincoln --

What Do They Have To Fear?

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
-- Abraham Lincoln --

Climategate Bombshell: Did U.S. Gov't Help Hide Climate Data?

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
-- Abraham Lincoln --

Gov't For Thee But Not For Me

How they love to order us around.

But ...

Even people who benefit from big government love it less when they have to live under it.

And who are those people?

The most liberal in the land.

Leftists in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The money quote:

"What happened to making the rich pay their fair share?

"'I think the simple message is: Please try to leave us alone,' says [Fairfax County] Supervisor Jeff McKay.

Leave them alone but climb into everyone else's shorts.

Gotta love them liberals.

That's Just Swell

I've occasionally wondered about the depth of training the pilot of an aircraft that I was riding had had. At least I live to wonder.

An Airbus 330 on Air France Flight 447?

"But neither Bonin nor Roberts has ever received training in how to deal with an unreliable airspeed indicator at cruise altitude, or in flying the airplane by hand under such conditions."

Take a wild guess what happens next.

There were 228 souls on board.

News From The Wasteland


How barren their Christmas holiday must be.

Question: What does a person who devotes her life to killing babies do this time of year?

Answer: Work on a plan that promotes their work around the "holiday" dinner table.


Welcome to Planned Parenthood of New York City.

Rahm Emanuel Is On To Something

Unfortunately, he's not on to it enough.

Read "Chicago's Plan to Match Education With Jobs" by Chicago's mayor.  In it he's patting himself on the back for (a) recognizing the fact that millions of Americans today are without work, (b) addressing the fact that thousands upon thousands of jobs in America go unfilled because we lack skilled workers, and (c) letting the world know that he's partnering with area community colleges to meet (a) up with (b).

And that's a good thing.  As far as it goes.

Business needs trained computer technicians and community colleges can be there to provide qualified candidates with the necessary training to prospective employees so that those positions are filled.

Good deal.

Here's my only problem with Emanuel's plan.  He cites one Chicago-area employer - AAR Corp., an aviation-parts manufacturer - the only company he mentions - at length - as being unable to find 600 welders and mechanics to make itself whole. He touts the fact that he has hooked AAR up with Chicago's Olive-Harvey College so that the former can get its needs for welders and mechanics met.

A question: Why is it up to colleges to provide this kind of education? Mechanics? Welders? Shouldn't those be the kinds of positions that high schools prepare students for?

I've said for years that one mistake we make in this country is in our putting too much emphasis on college prep in high school and not enough on technological training and "mechanical arts." Why have a curriculum geared toward getting everyone into college when many students wish to be welders and mechanics?

I've even advocated in the past separating out high schools from high schools. With the proper application of aptitude tests and interviews, those inclined to an academic career could - and should - be separated from those who intend to turn wrenches and write code.  Build the curriculum and train them accordingly.

Anyway, Rahm Emanuel is right as far as he takes it. But public schools are missing the mark when it comes to training America's youth.

America's college enrollment rate is at an all-time high.

Job placement of college graduates is at near-record lows.

And hundreds of thousands of jobs go unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates.

What's wrong with this picture?


The critics are piling on.  Chelsea Clinton, who somehow went from being an investment consultant to big-time television reporter for NBC News, should probably have stayed America's darling (and Wall Street Machiavelli) and never appeared in front of a camera.

David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun TV critic:

"Steve Capus, president of NBC News, in his shameless hype for this journalistically-bankrupt decision, said it's as if Chelsea has been preparing all her life for this thing. Based on the first show we saw, if that's true, it's been a largely wasted life."

Oh, dear.