As the kids say, yasssssss! Don't tailgate.
"Small businesses, along with all other taxpayers in North Carolina, have experienced a dramatic improvement in their state’s tax climate in recent years."
Near the bottom Ben Stein masterfully states what the CEO of Wells Fargo should have said to Elizabeth Warren.
Related: Jon Gabriel also offers an excellent version in "Turning the Tables on Sen. Warren".
The Onion--as it is often--is pitch-perfect.
The problem with the “free college” idea is, however, not merely financial. It also reinforces the myth that college is appropriate or even possible for all students. That myth already has destructive consequences for both the quality of higher education and for some of the students caught up in what has become a multi-billion dollar hoax.
As unrealistic as it is, the idea that everyone should attend college has been embraced by Americans. By 1992, 95 percent of high school seniors said they planned to go on to college — even though half of them lacked even basic 9th grade math and verbal skills. These aspirations, however, had dramatic real-world consequences: In 1979 fewer than half of high school graduates enrolled in college. By 2012, that number had soared to more than two-thirds, and even with the dumbed-down curricula and inflated grades, many of them would have a rude encounter with reality.
Three useful things to know:
. . . 1.5 million children were homeschooled in the United States in 2007. This is up significantly from 1.1 million children in 2003 and 850,000 children in 1999. . . .
. . . sociologists Philip Q. Yang and Nihan Kayaardi argue that the homeschool population does not significantly differ from the general U.S. population. Put another way, it is not really possible to assume anything about the religious beliefs, political affiliations or financial status of homeschooling families anymore. . . .
So, what are the reasons behind this expansion of the homeschool movement? My research shows that this has been fueled, at least in part, by changes in the public school system. For example, changes in technology have brought about the rise of online charter schools, which utilize remote online instruction to serve their students.
But this is more proof that in a Hillary administration, all criticism will be dismissed as sexism, just as under Obama it is all dismissed as racism.
"It sounds crazy: a band of animal lovers and firemen in the mountains of Arizona, led by a Buddhist girl scout, making a pink milkshake for rats that may eventually improve the lives of millions of people."
Columnist for the U.K. Telegraph argues for a proposition that I've long suspected is usually true.
Prediction: when the terrible results of this monumentally deceptive, mashugana policy arrive, the usual suspects will blame W. and/or Reagan.
"A Sour Surprise for Public Pensions: Two Sets of Books" and "The pension gap: It was a deal that wasn’t supposed to cost taxpayers an extra dime. Now the state’s annual tab is in the billions, and the cost keeps climbing."
Note the sources: The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
What have 85 years of uninterrupted Democratic rule and unremitting progressive dogma gotten Chicago? Murderous gang wars with no armistice in sight.
I'd forgotten about Ms. Hillary's encounter with Bosnian sniper fire. There are just so many deliberate, outright lies to keep track of.
See also "Hillary Clinton, who tells dreadful lies".
This is as complete a discussion as I've seen of the unanswered questions about Hillary's health.
Absolutely! This is an especially good point:
In the EU, responsibility for meeting stockpiling obligations was largely delegated to oil companies. There is no reason why the same approach could not be followed in the United States. Indeed, oil companies have every financial incentive to hold sufficient reserves to accommodate a potential interruption. That is just good business planning. According to the Energy Information Administration, private crude oil inventories stand at 511 million barrels. Absent the SPR, investors and oil companies would be able to handle most if not all but the most extreme disruptions, such as closing the Straits of Hormuz.
Headline last week in the Washington Post: "California governor backs rules on cow, landfill emissions".
And what, pray tell, does the delicate headline writer at the Post mean by "cow . . . emissions"?
Cow farts. The great state of California is now regulating cow farts.
"The NFL made a rule change aimed at safety and the Patriots are already using it to their advantage"
He reminds me of the line used about Bill Gates: "He has five brains and each one of them is smarter than yours."
Notre Dame declined to give their side, but if Weis's story of how they treated his son is correct, Notre Dame should be deeply ashamed.
A cool little story about Bob Dylan's early acetates, Rolling Stone, and the heretofore unknown to me "Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect".
An interesting try, but even if one of the theories advanced explains why they did, they don't explain why they do now.
Come for Otis, stay for the wonderful backing band.
"Saint in the City" should be much higher, but this is a good ranking.
I just rewatched #3, "The Trouble With Tribbles," a couple of weeks ago. When Scotty unleashes the killer last line and that glorious fanfare comes up, I felt just as good as I did 49 years ago.
"What’s going on? Part of the answer is simple economics."
Close. I'd say the answer is almost entirely economics. (The other part being a cultural shift that encourages and indulges complaint more than it used to do. But that, too, may be a function of greater income and leisure.)
North Carolina's entry is Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro.
830,000 dead would seem to qualify.
"A CEO and former Googler shares the 5 traits every hiring manager looks for in young job candidates"
No surprise: #1 is "The ability to communicate clearly".
An excellent reminder.
John D. Rockefeller was the richest man the world had ever seen.
But for most of his adult life he didn’t have electric lights, air conditioning, or sunglasses. And he never had penicillin, sunscreen, or Advil. This is not ancient history: One in twenty Americans were born before Rockefeller died.