We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
... in America, so-called "expanding opportunities for college" is an obvious crock to absolve high schools of their failure to educate.
with a h/t to Viking who also quoted Professor X thus:
There seems, as is often the case in colleges, to be a huge gulf between academia and reality. No one is thinking about the larger implications, let alone the morality, of admitting so many students to classes they cannot possibly pass. The colleges and the students and I are bobbing up and down in a great wave of societal forces-social optimism on a large scale, the sense of college as both a universal right and a need, financial necessity on the part of the colleges and the students alike, the desire to maintain high academic standards while admitting marginal students-that have coalesced into a mini-tsunami of difficulty. No one has drawn up the flowchart and seen that, although more-widespread college admission is a bonanza for the colleges and nice for the students and makes the entire United States of America feel rather pleased with itself, there is one point of irreconcilable conflict in the system, and that is the moment when the adjunct instructor, who by the nature of his job teaches the worst students, must ink the F on that first writing assignment.
If Al Franken wins the the senate seat in Minnesota , I think we should sell the state to Canada. Take the proceeds and lower the national debt. I also think that all professional, college,and high school sports, in close games the losers should be given another (period, quarter, inning) to change the outcome of the game.
As far as gay/happy marriage in California we should sell that state to Saudi Arabia. Let the religion of peace resolve the problem. Hell, we outsource everything else we do. Again all all proceeds go to lowering the National de
Kate Winslet is a nymph. How does a 15 year old get a job like that? Whats the interview process like? Who are these people that do the interview?
Wouldn't it be a hoot if Bernie Madoff with a pile of the Hah- vud endowment?! Sort of the ultimate in Schadenfreude would ensue! In any event, sounds like they took a major hit, maybe it will wake 'em up. Would again confirm the old saw: "You can always tell a Harvard man but you can't tell him much." Lots of hubris being exposed these days, hopefully we learn something this time around, or at least until the next time!
Re: warmenists -- of course they're being shrill. With cooling starting, if they can get at least one piece of radical anti-industrial legislation passed immediately, they can then claim responsibility for the cooling! Victory!!
I have been trying to tell you folks what would happen with the Al Franken recount(?) The ugly democrats first succeeded with this strategy in 2004 when they stole the election for governor. WA state has not had a clean election since then--and who knows how many years before that the democrats have spent destroying a system of government they despise--democracy. Democracy that which you and the other readers at Maggie's Farm and all of our millitary people, that which we hold to be so dear--that is hated and manipulated without regard for any sense of ethics. If any reader here wants to help take back our country, our freedom, and our democracy you best start by forming a small group of overseers for your next election in your own small district. It's the only hope of stopping these animals--don't forget it's the same group that just destroyed the Epsicopal Church--and they did that for sport! Just to prove they could!
I'm with jappy here ...we definitely should sell Minnesota to Canada if they give this stolen election to that clown Al Franken. The left, with their ACORNs and their unjustifiable self-adoration, are getting more and more skilled at "gaming" our election system to their own advantage. I'd also find it attractive to sell California too, but the problem is, there are only certain sections which I'd like to rid ourselves of --namely, Los Angeles [including all of Hollywood] and San Francisco, which has become the haunt of all the screwy left-liberals who have failed in the real world. But if we sold all of California, we'd lose San Diego, which is quite civilized and full of real people, like those in our military, and has a lovely safe harbor for our West Coast Navy.
So, jappy -- hold off on the "sell California" thingy until we figure out a way to preserve those areas.