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.
If it makes you feel good. Aspen takes on global warming. It accomplishes nothing, of course, but it does provide that nice warm feeling of virtue. (h/t, Basil)
Dept. of Lunatics Running the Asylum: "Progressive" NYC school run by students. What is the psychological age of the grown-ups at this school?
Is this what universities are for?
Our University thrives on finding solutions to vexing societal issues. This is an historic moment, and an opportunity to apply our collective creative, energetic thinking to discover the most effective ways to support diversity. We will succeed only if we have thoughtful input from everyone in our community.
That is from Mary Sue Coleman, via a piece in Powerline. I guess "diversity" and "solving vexing social issues" has replaced truth and character as their guiding light. My opinion: She is full of baloney. Plus she is seeking ways to dodge the law because she appears to believe that her values are more important than either law or the will of the people. The arrogance and foolishness of academia never ceases to amaze, and, if I had a real skin color, I would be deeply offended by such condescension - but my evil side would probably try to milk it for all it's worth.