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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Diversity?

I've read a number of articles in recent months about how America's colleges and universities, while experiencing budget angst, continue to pour millions upon millions into "diversity" programs.

Make that diversity programs of the LGBTALF kind (that is, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, African-American, Latino, feminist).

But what about diverity of thought?

Don't even give it a thought.

It is said that Joseph Stalin didn't die.  He just found refuge in America's centers of liberal - i.e., fascist - study.

Who Runs Arby's?

Whoever he is, he isn't very bright.

First rule in corporate marketing management: Don't get caught in a fight that has nothing to do with the product you're peddling.

Someone should have told the Democrat who runs the Wendy's/Arby's Group:

Arby’s resorts to blocking conservatives on Twitter

Why?

Because conservatives have been tweeting bad things about its president's decision to go after Rush Limbaugh.

As it turns out, Arby's liberal-smooching announcement that it wouldn't advertise on Rush's show didn't reveal the fact that Arby's doesn't advertise - nor has it ever advertised - on Rush's show anyway.

Conservatives everywhere are doing that.

So Hala Moddelmog, president of Arby’s Group, Inc., thinks he's done his stockholders a favor by picking a fight with millions of potential customers.

Way to go, genius.  Any other bright ideas?

I Wouldn't Get Too Cheerful

The headline makes one believe that the city that Clint Eastwood claims is back may have the chance to actually come back:

Motown Repair Plan: Michigan rides to Detroit's rescue.

But, as with all stories that seem too good to be true, the first two sentences of the Wall Street Journal article reveal the fact that ...

... Detroit's "repair plan" is not going to work:

"There's nothing like bankruptcy to concentrate the mind, and that prospect finally induced the Detroit city council Wednesday to approve a consent agreement with the state of Michigan to save the day—at least for a while.

"The deal will help refinance $137 million in debt but, more important, it gives Mayor Dave Bing authority to void and amend labor agreements."

The mayor is given the authority to do what Detroit mayors have never been able to do?  Produce a decent city labor agreement that doesn't screw Motown's (few remaining) taxpayers?

Authority has never been a problem (mayors, after all, negotiate city contracts all the time).  Fortitude has always been the issue.

Mayor Bing?  Please.

Put the party hats away.  Nothing has changed.

Detroit will continue its slide into Wasteland.

Obama Spends Us Into Oblivion

Time for him to set up another advisory commission ...

GAO: Federal Spending Driving ‘Unsustainable’ Debt

... an advisory commission the advice from which he will ignore completely.