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Thursday, May 17, 2012

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT JOBS

In a way, it's really aggravating for the political scandals of the day to revolve around who did what to whom many, many years ago, rather than focus on the most important issue of the day.  That being the lack of employment opportunities in this country.

But it is what it is.

Did Mitt Romney pin a fellow high schooler to the ground while Mitt The Bully (personally, I wish he had more of the bully in him) cut the other dude's hair, a half century ago?  What say we suspend Congress, declare martial law, and call back the troops while we determine that story's validity?

Sheeesh.

Or, even stranger - can it be stranger? - is the investigation into who it was that Elizabeth Warren's great-great-great-great grandfather slept with back when humans walked on all fours.

Important?

I suppose.  If she got her job at Harvard by ... embellishing ... her resumé.  Despite what the media are willing to accept when it comes to Obama when his lips move, a politician's veracity is important.

But Mitt Romney could do me - and all of us - a big favor.

Talk jobs, man.  Provide us with the sense that you know how to fix that which Obama hasn't.

There'll be plenty of time to call out the National Guard, should there be any additional revelations coming out of the John Edwards trial, and save the Republic.

Dear Harvard Admissions Person:

I now demand minority status in your admissions decision-making process:

Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.

I'm an aggrieved minority.  How cool is this going to be?

I want my forty acres and a mule, man!

Why We Need More Legal Immigration

Because American students are ignorant.  And are allowed to be:

The [Florida] Board of Education decided in an emergency meeting Tuesday to lower the passing grade on the writing portion of Florida's standardized test after preliminary results showed a drastic drop in student passing scores.

Turns out, two-thirds of Florida students were going to flunk the test.  So the threshold for "flunking" was altered.

Hence, everyone is smarter!

For the love of God.

Global Warming. Its Epitaph:

The reason for dropping the URALS chronology looks abundantly clear. It would not have supported this message.

End of saga.

A Lesson For Obama

Effective leadership will have this effect:

Poll: Scott Walker widens lead in Wisconsin

A fawning press can carry a feckless President only so far.  At some point, problems* must be solved.

Walker has done just that.

And the people have responded.

* No, student loan interest rates are not  a problem, Barry.

A Sign of the Times

NBC has done this to itself by alienating most of us with its drivel and liberalism.  But then Univision - in its own right - has done it too:
Univision Gloats About Beating NBC In Prime Time
By Tim Graham, NewsBusters

Tanzina Vega of The New York Times reported Spanish-language broadcaster Univision took the opportunity during its upfront presentation Tuesday to do some gloating about its ratings gains against struggling NBC. (NBC has owned the other major Latino network, Telemundo, for the last ten years.)

During the presentation – which included a dance number – the network’s top ad salesman David Lawenda took a few shots at NBC by pointing to how Univision had beaten NBC on 195 nights in prime time last year, including a slide that showed the network’s peacock symbol keeling over.

This is a sign of how the English-language networks can at times lose in the ratings to a popular Spanish-language show in America. [link]
There will be those who will read this and be concerned that millions of people living in this country - of Hispanic origin - prefer watching Spanish-language television, which necessarily insulates them from the rest of America. But I don't worry. They'll come around.

The bigger story, as far as I'm concerned, has to do with the fact that NBC has sunk this low.

And that its executives seem incapable of doing anything about it.

Or, in the case of its blatantly biased news division, even wanting to do anything about its disastrous decline.

So be it. Viva Univision!