This is higher ed’s time for choosing. If this is the new purpose of the universities—to nurture a crop of activists trained at whipping up angry mobs, and a generation of college graduates conditioned to submit to those mobs—then there is no longer any purpose served by these institutions. There is certainly no justification for the outrageous claim they are making on the economic resources of the average family, who sends their kids to schools whose tuition has been inflated by decades of government subsidies.The universities have done this to themselves. They created the whole phenomenon of modern identity politics and Politically Correct rules to limit speech. They have fostered a totalitarian microculture in which conformity to those rules is considered natural and expected. Now that system is starting to eat them alive, from elite universities like Yale, all the way down to, er, less-than-elite ones like Mizzou.They created this Frankenstein monster, and it’s up to them to kill it before it kills them.
Data from the FBI and Pew Research Center show that all gun violence has declined since the Clinton era, though suicides blamed on guns has ticked up.In a new report, Pew said that between 1993 and 2000, the firearm murder rate dropped by almost half, from seven homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. It also said that all gun deaths — murder, suicide, police and accidental — have dropped 30 percent since 1993.
If there was no such thing as a Confederate Battle Flag, the f*ckhead (who does not deserve to be named) who killed people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, would have still killed those people.
That flag did not make him a racist – God only knows what evil lurked in that tiny mind, but the flag did not make him a racist killer.
Perhaps you have not noticed, but the people of South Carolina, all colors, have embraced each other. This does not surprise me one bit. I spent many weeks in Columbia, South Carolina over a two year period, and coming from St. Louis and Kansas City, I was frankly surprised that the racism I was always told about by the media was just not in South Carolina.
There is much more racism in Kansas City and St. Louis. Both of those cities are donut cities – minorities live in the inner city, and the white people live in the majority of the suburbs.
In Columbia and Charleston, people live next to each other. It does not matter what color they are.
The hospital I did some installations for had people of all kinds of backgrounds. African American, Indian (Eastern Asia Indian) American, beige people of all backgrounds, and there were people of all persuasions in management positions.
And most interestingly, everyone went out to lunch together. This is completely not like Kansas City or St. Louis or Chicago, where different colors stay away from each other.
But now, a lot of rather ignorant people, are throwing around all kinds of accusations of racism aimed solely at Southerners.
And they are wrong. And they need to do some thinking about their own bigotry against people who live in a different part of the country than they.
Look at Baltimore – New York City – Chicago, St. Louis (Ferguson) and Kansas City – these are all cities north of the Mason Dixon line, and there is a ton of racial strife there.
So seriously, don’t start calling all the people who live in the South, “Bubbas”.
Don’t assume that everyone belongs to the KKK – they don’t. There are probably more white supremacists in Montana than in all of the South.
Obama expanded his power domestically far more than any other president in memory. His executive action on immigration is a good example of legislating from the bureaucracy by implementing policies directly contrary to existing law and anything Congress would be willing to do. So too his use of Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking power to remake the energy sector where previous efforts to do the same legislatively had gone nowhere. And let’s not forget Obama’s unilateral changes to Obamacare to postpone its day of financial reckoning beyond the 2014 elections.
Read the whole thing. Hillary will be far worse in claiming power that does not belong to the president.
It is interesting. Through the years, I have known several women who have completely changed their value system when they are divorced or widowed and then find another guy. They are so darn weak that they suddenly agree with whatever the next guy they bed says.
I don’t think men do that. What is wrong with women that our values are so wishy-washy that they can change with the next boyfriend or newest husband?
And these are not women who are finally growing up to see how the world works, these are mature women, with grown children.
I am appalled at how darn quickly they dump their previous belief systems so the new guy will think they are a politically compatible.
I admit, I will not stay friends with such women. They annoy the hell out of me. Don’t they have any values at all? I think they just want a guy to take care of them.
Funny thing, though, these are women who decided they are feminists once they met the guys they are currently with. I thought feminism was supposed to give women the confidence to make it on their own. Instead, they sell their souls to the next guy they sleep with.
God forbid anything happens to John before I did, but I can promise you that I will still be pro-life, believe that the government which governs least governs best, and I will support liberty.
Seriously? The Federal Government is spending our tax dollars in an effort to stop pollution from barbecues.
We need more limited government. No where in the Constitution is this discussed. Blah.
The Environmental Protection Agency has its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues.
The agency announced that it is funding a University of California project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a “catalytic” filtration system.
The $15,000 project has the “potential for global application,” said the school.
The school said that the technology they will study with the EPA grant is intended to reduce air pollution and cut the health hazards to BBQ “pit masters” from propane-fueled cookers.
There is so much political bullsh*t going on that I can’t stand it. There are crooks on all sides. I am losing sleep over the state of the world.
I started to write a rant about Hillary Clinton and how she has deleted records that she claims had nothing to do with her being Secretary of State. But everyone is talking/writing about that. Apparently, she is exempt from rules and regulations that others have to follow. I don’t want to have a Queen Hillary as president. No. No. No.
And then, I started writing a rant about the EPA. The EPA bureaucrats want to force hotels to monitor their paying guests’ showers. Can’t be wasting water, don’t you know. The EPA does not need to expand their reign of terror over private property. The heck with them. But does any politician seriously talk about eliminating that bastion of Orwellian nosiness? Hell no!
Then, I heard about the Obama Administration’s State Department sending a bunch of money to an organization in Israel to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Israeli elections – not two weeks after Obama’s refusing to meet with the Prime Minister because it would be wrong to possibly affect an election.
But no, I can’t write about this crap. It’s making me nuts.