I have never done this before, but this post is just a link to a FANTASTIC article by Walter Williams on minimum/prevailing wage laws and their true effect. Educators should photocopy this and use in in their economic and political science curriculum. READ IT NOW.
Framing The Dialogue
I have been fortunate to travel some in my life and recently was fortunate to get to see one of the great natural wonders of the world, The Grand Canyon. I have also seen Niagara Falls a few times, the red rocks in Colorado, and the desert in Arizona. We also visited Las Vegas, not a natural wonder, but were able to visit Mount Zion National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, and Hover Dam. While we were there they were constructing another engineering marvel, The Hoover Dam Bridge.
There have been lots and lots of discussions and panels offering advice to Republicans regarding how to improve their brand. Some of the best “advice” comes from liberals who have absolutely NO desire to see Republican’s improve their lot with the electorate. It has been funny to me to watch these serious-faced pundits discuss Republicans as if they really wanted them to succeed. One only has to listen to their advice to know the truth behind their masks. They lie!
There was a local article recounting an interview with a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University who looked at electric cars versus hybrid cars. To put it simply the hybrids use some gas while the electric use none. The hybrids have smaller batteries while the electric have very big ones. Ordinarily I do not read these types of articles because I expect bias and there probably is bias as the basis of the study was between electric cars versus hybrid cars…no mention of combustion engine cars. I’ll confess to not having read the study, but I was intrigued by the fact that the study supposedly did something that is so rare; the actually looked cradle-to-grave to estimate the impact of these vehicles.
Dr. Carson spoke at yesterday morning’s National Prayer Breakfast just before President Obama. Dr. Benjamin S. Carson is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital. His keynote took a starkly political tone, advocating against some of the very policies the president has implemented. Need I remind you that Obama was sitting right there. Any chance the good doctor might get a certified letter from the IRS?
I worry sometimes that perhaps it’s me. Things that seem so clear to me are often obfuscated by those on the left as they make their arguments. Think of Obama’s chief propagandist, Jay Carney, and the stuff (I really mean another word, four letters, rhymes with spit) he has to spew in defense of Obama policies. It really is a dirty job.
You decide on whether the news is slanted against the Second Amendment. This article was front page of Pittsburgh’s “conservative” newspaper. Though it is an Adulterated Press (AP) story it ran in our paper without any attempt to get the facts straight. The use of the contrasting photographs should be enough to let you know which side the AP is on. It would be very easy to take this bait. I’d be willing to wager that AP offices have armed guards though they’re probably not armed with assault rifles. BTW Ms. Giffords was not shot with an assault rifle and there is a growing belief that assault rifles were not used in the Newtown school shooting as confirmed by NBC News on January 15, 2013.
We’re not the same, we’re different tonight
Tonight, so bright
And you know you’re never sure
But you’re sure you could be right
If you held yourself up to the light
- – Smashing Pumpkins – -
A few days ago I posted about the hypocrisy of Obama and the Left using the tragedy of the Newtown murders to achieve their agenda about gun control. In that original post I listed several actions that would save a lot more children’s lives than their attack on the Constitution and the Second Amendment in particular. Some were serious, many were not, all were meant to prove a point. I failed to name the biggest thing that liberals like Obama can do to save children’s lives…millions of children’s lives…every single year!
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
- – H.L. Menken – -
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