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Monday, February 28, 2011

The New Civility

Instapundit reports in the spirit of the new civility in politics called for by our President, a Democratic Wisconsin state representative, Mr. Gordon Hintz, civilly informed a female Republican colleague on the assembly floor, following passage of the Budget Repair Bill: "You're f*****g dead." This same Mr. Hintz (a family man) a week earlier was busted in a prostitution sting conducted at an area massage parlor bearing the charming name of "Heavenly Touch."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Struttin' the Runway in Tripoli

Soon to be ex-Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Muammar al-Gaddafi will not, perhaps, be remembered for the successful transformation of his country into a workers' eden but no one will deny the sense of style the man brought to the Middle East. Even designers of modern Episcopalian vestments must stand in awe of Gaddafi's sartorial acumen.

Thanks to Chewy

Quotation of the Day

(Hello again, it has been awhile, hasn't it? I guess I needed a break. I thank you for loyally checking in from time to time.)

In Jennifer Rubin's blog posting today in the Washington Post we read the following in the comments:
When educational requirements are included in the stats, it's clear that public employees are paid less than those in the private sector with equivalent educations.
To which this lovely response:
You are confusing education with credentalism. Education is a lifelong process, and a BS or MS in Education is essentially meaningless. How about comparing the total compensation of teachers to their real peer group -- the other college applicants with SATs in the 400-500 range?
Cruel, perhaps, but sometimes we must be cruel to be kind.