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Bed-making 101…

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What does a man who hasn’t made a bed in 45 years do when the daily task is assigned to him?  If he has a good sense of humor,  he makes a game out of it with some startling and  downright funny  efforts.

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May 27, 2020 at 1:21 pm

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Warren in full…

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What does it say that  you accept  half of a broke student’s last $6 for your campaign and then brag about it?   Sen. Warren is a millionaire,  but as I have declared more than once before,  wealth does not guarantee class or good taste.  Anyone with a sliver of class would have politely declined,  offered the student a tenner and good wishes.   Clueless,  classless,  and fading…

 

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February 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Chinese spying…

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You will,  I am certain,  be quite amazed to know that  more and more  college professors and researchers are being found in cahoots with the Chinese government.   It’s obvious the colleges don’t ask many questions or pay  much attention…

 

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February 13, 2020 at 1:56 pm

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Dem debate crashed…

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…by  a crowd  of charter  school advocates,  mostly black and Hispanic parents and students,  far more numerous than the small knots of the candidates’ supporters.   Read the signs in the photos and you’ll see these people have figured out that Democrats are against anything which might lessen the educrats’ grip on the propaganda which passes for education these days.

 

 

 

 

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December 20, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Capitalism produces wealth…

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Communism produces poverty and misery.   All the Democratic presidential candidates snarling that capitalism doesn’t reward worker bees sufficiently forget what public intellectual Tim Worstall observed at Forbes a few years back:  “The average American today is 90 times richer than the Average Historical Human Being.”

Capitalism,  as Sir Winston Churchill observed,  is the  worst economic  system in the world except for all the other systems.  It  is not perfect,  but with hard work it comes close.   Socialism has been tried dozens of time and has a perfect record  —  of failure…  I would note that those who force it into being seem to live quite well,  but the worker bees suffer greatly  under their rule, and that doesn’t even include the thousands the elites had to murder to impose the scheme. That so many young people today claim to prefer socialism should tell you they are wholly ignorant of history.  Most will admit they are drawn to the economic system because they don’t think they will have to work,  since “the government” will pay for everything.   They are so mathematically challenged they don’t grasp that there is not enough wealth available to foot the bill once,  let alone every year.   If we don’t start demanding that public schools teach instead of indoctrinate,  we will soon find ourselves with a populace so lazy and stupid that it is incapable of being helped by capitalism .

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December 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Flat-earthers….

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I have always thought members of the Flat Earth Society were eccentric and rather odd,  but amusing.   I am out of patience with them now.  Have  none of them  ever stood on an ocean beach and wondered why they could not see land on the far side?   Does the gentleman mentioned in the article even know what a curve does?  Apparently not.  Why has no one asked him why he can’t see both sides of a ball simultaneously?   I realize it has been decades since a child could actually get a decent education in  public school,  but apparently they now also bore all semblance of common sense out of children as well.

 

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November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Black teacher wins…

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Aaron Benner won a sizeable settlement from the St. Paul, MN School District last week  over its retaliation  for his speaking out against its race-based student discipline policies.   The discipline policies, approved by then-Superintendent Valeria Silva and promoted by Pres. Obama,  aimed to reduce suspensions of black students by lowering the expectations for behavior and increasing the threshold for suspensions, something Benner repeatedly, publicly argued was against the best interests of black students.

The “restorative justice” approach to student discipline came with  “white privilege” teacher training sessions costing  district taxpayers over $3 million. The sessions focused on the “white privilege” theory that the public education system is hopelessly stacked against black students,  who shouldn’t be held accountable for poor academics or bad behavior.

My hat is off to this brave and wonderfully stubborn young man who has saved so many students from the hideous abuse of public education run by fools.   The District is of course whining that it did nothing wrong.

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September 27, 2019 at 11:18 am

Larceny and lying…

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Those are the two things  these parents  are teaching their offspring.  They have probably also taught them that whining and victimhood bring rewards and fewer criticisms.  On the other hand my kith and kin are equipped to make their own way in life.  Some earn a college degree,  some find trade school more to their liking.  They don’t expect the government or the taxpayers to fund their career choices or their lives.   My independent darlings will compete with these poor kids and they will mop the floor with them.

The more of them go to top colleges and take up space,  the more damage they will do to those establishments and the less a college degree will mean in anything except hard sciences.    I worked for an assortment of companies with top management people holding business degrees from three different Ivy League schools.  I knew more about corporate governance than all three of them put together.

 

 

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August 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm

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Crying rooms aren’t enough?

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Oh,  wait.   Now you  have donkeys to help you cope with stress,  and crying rooms you can hide in when you still fail miserably.   Over the last few years,  furry and feathered friends of various sorts have appeared on campus at a number of colleges before exam week.  Students seem to think it’s a great idea.

My parents wouldn’t have minded if I had paused to pet someone’s dog,  but I expect spending study time with a therapy donkey would have resulted in a thunderous “Why aren’t you studying?!” from them.  If I had gone to a crying room, they would have disowned me.  If you are still having crying jags and the soft equivalent of temper tantrums at age 18,  you are a warped snowflake and quite possibly will never catch up.  That is great news for my young family members who will be competing against you for the rest of your unhappy life.

 

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May 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

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Are millennials dumb, or what?

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I realize the U.S. education system is mostly progressive indoctrination and a little education, but I have explained the  Bill  of Rights   to an eight-year-old and he gets it.   We’re halfway through the Constitution, and he seems to grasp it quite well.   What the hell is wrong with these unthinking slugs?   People whose first language is not English manage daily to catch on to the meaning of our most important documents.

 

 

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August 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm