Saturday, May 19, 2012

Socializing Losses - Curt Schilling Edition

Curt Schilling asks Rhode Island for more cash | TPMMuckraker: "“Schilling spent no small amount of time in his career preaching the Republican mantra of smaller government and personal responsibility. He did this fresh off the historic Red Sox World Series win when he backed George W. Bush in the 2004 campaign. He did it on the stump on behalf of John McCain in 2008,” McGrory wrote. “Smaller government? Call me crazy, but I’m betting that wasn’t exactly what Schilling was extolling when he sat behind closed doors on Wednesday pleading with the members of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. to put more public money behind his fantasy video game venture.” "

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Will Romney Apologize To Obama?

Chen leaves China on flight bound for U.S. -
 "Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese human rights activist who ignited a diplomatic frenzy when he escaped house arrest last month, has left Beijing airport Saturday on a flight bound for New York. He and his family boarded a United flight from Beijing to Newark International Airport which is due to arrive Saturday evening in New York."

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Sen. Rob Portman doesn't really believe this shit does he?

Sen. Rob Portman on President Obama - Fox Nation:
""He will have to explain to the American people why his vision for bigger government, more spending, and higher taxes will work over the next four years when it hasn't worked in the past three and a half years.” – Sen. Rob Portman on President Obama"
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Does Rob Portman live in the same country the rest of us do?
Bigger government? Public Sector employment is down.
More spending?' I will give him that, although much of the increase is due to medicaid, medicare and defense as well as to income support programs that by their nature are counter-cyclical.
Higher taxes? Well that is just delusional.

He would make a fine VP don't you think?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thus Spake Booman

Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community: "I don't want to hear straight white guys complain about how the cards are stacked against them. People who make that argument are stupid, and that's why they find life is hard for them."

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bentley University Must be so Proud of this one

Stephens: To the Class of 2012 - "Definitely a good point. Plenty of young college students pick up the WSJ every day. Instead of writing a piece to illicit a negative response, I believe it would be a greater service to try and look at the problems with a higher education today. 1) Teachers Unions- get ride of them, all they do is keep poor professors around far to long and destroy the incentive for teachers to do their jobs 2) Instead of these broad course topics and general classes get some specifics (for me I took a class on Corporate Valuation that could have been split up into at least 4 seperate classes): teach me something I can't learn from reading a book 3) Incentivize the system for students to do well: scholarship money is rewarded on a year to year basis, that way students are given a positive incentive to try harder. *Key point- incentivize teachers and students and you'll get a system that encourages actual educational growth instead of simply going through the motions"
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This scholar claims to be graduating in 2013 with a degree in Finance and Economics. Spelling, grammar and logic were apparently not among the required courses. In the course of 3 comments there are numerous examples of fuzzy thinking, word misuse and general crimes against the English language.

Thank you to Thomas Moore (hopefully not his real name) for being a wonderful example of the failures of the educational system. What, you mean that wasn't his purpose?

Never mind.