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Rick Santorum’s Higher Ed Crusade, cont.

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2012
I’ve railed against the racket that higher education has become on this page before. I think more people should be able to abstain from going to college and I think the government should stop “helping” students. That being said, I also think Rick Santorum’s populist revulsion towards academia is based on faulty…
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Steve Bridges

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2012
Steve Bridges, who did a great impersonation of George W. Bush, passed away last week. Video h/t Terri in the Tip Line: He also did a pretty good Obama and Clinton. But he’ll always be remembered for Bush
 

“No taxation without rubberization”

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2012
Mark Steyn views the Fluke fiasco from Down Under: The brave middle-aged schoolgirl had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else pay for her sex life…. …. No taxation without rubberization, as the Minutemen said. The shot heard round the world, and all that…. No, the most basic issue here is…
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ARB WNTR

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2012
You can’t be Syriaus. From frequent photographer Bill, who spotted this in Tampa, FL: (Note: No drones were used in the taking of this photograph)
 

Not The Saturday Night Card Game

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
Greetings from the Lone Star State, where it’s cold and rainy (in Dallas). Because of pre-travel, travel, meetings, etc., I am unable to provide you with the usual searing insight into the human condition, just links: If chanting USA! USA! USA! is racist, what is chanting Si Se Puede!? Did Racism Drive Gay Activist…
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A Castle too Far

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
Over the last past twenty years or so, states have been strengthening the “Castle Doctrine” affording homeowners’ greater protection when they use deadly force against invaders. It is common sense that when one is in one’s home and an intruder appears one can resort to deadly force to protect oneself without fear…
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The Olympic Sized Drain

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
While I lived in London this past summer, I became more acquainted with The Adam Smith Institute – a fine libertarian think tank based in London. I usually read their blog, which is pretty euro-centric, and reading it really highlights the differences between the two continents. Sometimes, though, I see a lot…
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Carbonite’s Saturday Night Massacre

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
One week agao, on Saturday night, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced its decision to break off relations with its key radio endorser.  It appears to have been a fateful decision. From Chuck Jaffe at MarketWatch, Don’t ‘rush’ to Carbonite shares (h/t commenter Eliot Ness): When Carbonite Inc. stock took a quick plunge this week, there…
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“That, Madame, is intellectual baby-talk”

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
Monckton’s Schenectady showdown, h/t reader John: As they filed in, Lord Monckton was chatting contentedly to a quaveringly bossy woman with messy blonde hair who was head of the college environmental faction. Her group had set up a table at the door of the auditorium, covered in slogans scribbled on messy bits…
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People who live in anti-conservative misogynistic houses should not throw indignation

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
Rush Limbaugh used an analogy including the words slut and prostitute, and the liberal media and political sphere went wild. It was just what Media Matters, Think Progress, and others needed to organize attacks on advertisers in an attempt to force Limbaugh off the air. The self-righteous indignation that a woman had been insulted…
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You have been warned

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2012
Don’t say you didn’t see it coming. Thanks to reader John, who writes: Seen this afternoon on an SUV in Chantilly, VA.
 

Alabama and Mississippi polls: Gingrich on top, but not by much

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2012
A slew of new polls have recently been released showing that the Presidential campaign in the southern states is essentially a dead heat. Newt Gingrich appears to have a tenuous lead over the other candidates but, in almost every poll, he is within the statistical margin of error. In Alabama, Rasmussen reported…
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Any self-respecting liberal should be screaming, “Gloria STOP trying to help.”

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2012
Gloria Allred just couldn’t help herself, she had to get in on the Sandra Fluke / Rush Limbaugh story. Allred has gone public with a letter she sent to officials in Florida seeking to have Rush prosecuted under a Florida law, which makes it a misdemeanor, with respect to a woman, to “falsely…
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KONY, or on the weaknesses of democracy

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2012
This week my Facebook feed was littered with postings about KONY, the latest viral “activist” movement to sweep the web. A brief recap: a charity called “Invisible Children” launched a video campaign to bring about awareness of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. The #stopkony campaign has been trending on Twitter and aims to promote…
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The “Filthy” State of Values in Our Schools

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2012
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of sitting in on a lecture given by Dr. Richard Baer, professor emeritus of environmental ethics and education, at an event hosted by the Cornell Republicans. Baer spoke at length about how, in their rush to ensure that they’re not promoting religious values, state-run and other “non-sectarian” schools…
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The lesson of Carbonite

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2012
Probably not a good idea to make decisions which could alter the course of company history on a Saturday night. Will Carbonite become the next Sleep Train, and attempt to regain access to Limbaugh’s audience? Via Instapundit, Rush said no to Sleep Train and probably would to Carbonite: OUCH:  Limbaugh Not So Hot…
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Thought police at Univ. Rochester

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2012
From University of Rochester (NY) Professor Stephen E. Landsburg, a blisteringly refreshing view of Sandra Fluke, Rush to Judgment (via Althouse h/t Instapundit): But while Ms. Fluke herself deserves the same basic respect we owe to any human being, her position — which is what’s at issue here — deserves none whatseover.   It deserves…
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