Photo of one of Tiger's
hos friends. We generally avoid tabloid stuff, but we had to make a little room room for the great Tiger. Via Am Thinker:
... The Tiger Woods that was constructed for corporate consumption was spotless and smooth, an edgeless brand easily peddled to sheikhs and shakers.
Given how desperately we want to believe in a human god, it didn't take much peddling from Team Tiger for us to accept Woods as a modern deity.
Vanderleun: The day we killed John Lennon
Insty on law schools:
ETHICS: NY Times: Is it OK for Law Firms to Discriminate Against Conservative Law Students?
UPDATE: Professor Bainbridge: “This episode will come as no surprise to those who believe that prejudice against conservatives is far more rampant in law firm and law school faculty hiring than any other form of discrimination.” Plus, well . . . just read the whole thing.
Althouse: Stanley Fish finds Sarah Palin's book "compelling and very well done. Related: Palin's 21st-century stealth campaign of surgical strikes keeps Obama off balance
Also related: Who's the rube? Palin sure has the internet thing down pat.
Tiger: The continuing war on business. Related from Pethokoukis: The EPA and Obama’s Uncertainty Tax
The teacher's union that stole Christmas
Sipp on virtual
There is a world here. Something like it has captivated many minds. We live in a world where many things are virtual and value is placed on them in ways that are not transparent. Expectations about the way life is -- or should be -- receive a kind of nebulous reinforcement, drilled by repetition.
Opportunities to create a virtual system are considered the pinnacle of human achievement. Opportunities to game a system are considered much more achievable than running a system, and so are the second tier of accomplishment. Simple participation in the system assures enough status to keep people wandering around in it, and so there's a big bottom on our ecosystem food pyramid, though when all is said and done, it is all nothing.
Climategate: They all get the same outcomes cuz they all used the same "improved" data.
Related from Lawrence Solomon: Dirty climate data
The O and Conyers: President Obama told me to stop ‘demeaning’ him, says Rep. Conyers
Blair: Is Cap & Trade anything more than income dedistribution? Not that I can tell.
Must be want they really wanted: Euros become subjects of a New Versailles. Maybe they never really bought in to the risks, the self-reliance, and the uncertainties of human freedom and dignity.
Sarah Palin discusses Climategate in the WaPo
Charter schools growing, despite union hostility
Am Thinker: Watermelon Marxists
Why is Mexico such a mess? City Journal
Sen. Inhofe: The greatest scandal in modern science
There will never be “certainty” about global warming. The question I have is, after we are finished pulverizing industrialized civilization and the climate doesn’t warm, where do we go to get our money back?
Good point from Melissa: The Left and the MSM have portrayed her as an ignorant rube. So how can she not exceed expectations?
This is cruel: The people of WalMart (video)
The press and Climategate: Like a hamster in a cage with a snake
"Sarah Palin talks to a young fan while at a book tour stop in Roanoke, Va in this Nov. 22, 2009 file photo." (Don Petersen/AP Photo) “People aren’t going to like Sarah in the same way that an earlier generation...
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