Tech at Night: Clarence Thomas is right about regulation
As I sit here at nearly 1am, I fear I may be getting my second cold, 7 days from the previous one. I blame tourists. Clarence Thomas once wrote something very true about regulation, and the ever-growing power of unaccountable regulators: “We seem to be straying further and further from the Constitution without so much as pausing to ask why.” FCC, in what it’s been | Read More »
An Act of Kindness by the Obama Administration
There is a small percentage of people in the world who, despite being male or female, believe they are the opposite sex. Through a lobbying campaign and more recently a sustained campaign of harassment and silencing, they have convinced or otherwise intimidated a segment of society that they are not mentally ill, but rather gender and sex are two separate things. In fact, for a | Read More »
WHINOs, RINOs, Donald Trump, Bright, Shiny Objects, and The Intervention.
In the tech industry, many of us refer to a lot of the new technologies that come down the line as “bright, shiny objects” – things that tech people look at that are new and potentially interesting but rarely turn out to be anything other than an attention-grabber and a distraction from more important things. Applied to the election season, this should sound familiar. But | Read More »
New hotness in education: Ebonics for white folks
Back in 1996, the Oakland School Board (personifying Mark Twain’s observation: In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.) passed a resolution that recognized Nigritian Ebonics (I am not making this up) as an ‘official’ language with special teachers. In the process it made a laughingstock of itself and provided material to stand up comics for a | Read More »
Greece discovers that the European Union has altered the deal.
Greece is discovering that the European Union has no sense of humor about defaults.
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CNN blames GOP for confirming OPM director
Last week, the monumentally unqualified and totally inept Katherine Archuleta finally did the right thing and resigned as director of the Office of Personnel Management. She did this only after it was revealed that very personal information, such as sexual history, mental health problems, and personal financial difficulties, on 10% of all adults in the United States had been handed over the communist regime in China. | Read More »
Bob Corker’s Iran Nuclear Deal and the triumph of Failure Theater
This morning the United States stands upon the cusp of abject surrender to Iran. Not only are we about to sign an agreement which locks in Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons, we are doing so without requiring them to renounce terrorism and we will pay them something approaching $100 billion for the privilege. Mitch McConnell is making tough noises about the deal: Senate Majority Leader | Read More »
Why I’m Supporting Peter Kinder For Missouri Governor
I’m a fan of people who had the people’s back before they needed the people’s vote.I’ve been in politics long enough to know that politicians get George Thorogood-landlady lovey dovey when there is a race they need to win. They appear out of the ether at grassroots rallies, they’re suddenly on the airwaves talking about issues that predate their advocacy but not their immeasurable concern. They’ll leverage | Read More »
The Sexism of “Rape Culture”
In current discussions regarding sexual assault, the focus seems to be on the surety of the woman’s victimhood as well as the man’s criminal act. If anything, a certain Rolling Stone apology from last December should cause us to pause and never assume the truth in any situation, especially one so life-changing as rape. The act of rape is a most personal, vicious crime, and | Read More »
The Intriguing Bid of Scott Walker
Today, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker will formally announce his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. Republicans have been waiting for Walker to do so and the field has been incomplete without him. It’s not that Walker has not been running. He has. He has just been focused on building up his Super PAC before having to separate himself from its fortunes. He has | Read More »
GOP candidates to actually discuss education in August; Democrats are… meh, whatever.
We do should be doing four- or five-candidate panels on EVERYTHING, from education to foreign policy to social issues to, heck, what’s good on television these days.
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A reminder: if you’re running for office, ALWAYS say in which state or district.
People running for office need to tell the rest of us which office, and in which state. No exceptions.
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Despite Rank-And-File Rebellion, Union Leaders Open Themselves To Hillary’s Charms
Just how far Hillary Clinton has to go to ensure her top spot on the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket will largely be determined this week when she meets privately with the nation’s top union bosses at the Washington, DC home of her campaign manager John Podesta. Despite overwhelming rank-and-file union support for self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka has tried to quell a | Read More »
Hillary Clinton blames Bush for her rapacious speech giving
A couple of weeks ago we covered the antics of the rapacious, cash-vacuuming, (near) septuagenarian Hillary Clinton who shook down a Boys and Girls Club for $200,000 to speak at their fundraiser. This cause that fundraiser to be the lowest netting event in the history of the club and she bolted right after speaking so she wouldn’t have to deal with The Little People. A | Read More »