Monthly Archives: February 2010

I’m not a Sarah Palin fan…

…but I would never not defend her against a remorseless, morally confused, sideglancing, hack like Richard Cohen. He’s been a cheesy creep probably longer than Sarah Palin has been alive.

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School superintendant fires entire high school teaching staff

Here’s the trend: The teachers at the high school make $70,000-$78,000, as compared to a median income in the town of $22,000. This exemplifies a nationwide trend in which public sector workers make far more than their private-sector counterparts (with … Continue reading

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The Manhattan goober struggles with flyover country

In today’s New York Times, investigative reporter David Barstow peers gap-mouthed into the Tea Party movement and sees all of the red flags that the well-trained Manhattanista usually sees when venturing forth into what is sometimes known as America. “Why, … Continue reading

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“Notes on Love and Death”

Vanderleun has a brief stirring essay up today. Don’t let it go by.

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The Fat Lady isn’t singing for global warming hysteria yet…

…but the good ushers in the auditorium are helping her climb the stairs to the stage. Perhaps these admissions by Phil Jones (see the link), the head of the CRU at East Anglia University in the UK, are the beginning … Continue reading

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The ABM laser weapon debuts

There’s something about getting it done at the speed of light… The Missile Defense Agency demonstrated the potential use of directed energy to defend against ballistic missiles when the Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) successfully destroyed a boosting ballistic missile. The … Continue reading

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Breathtaking

K-Lo at The Corner: Joe Biden told Larry King last night: “I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.” These people are now running neck-and-neck with Baghdad … Continue reading

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The everchanging commandments on the barn wall

Victor Davis Hanson is trying to keep up with them.

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New Paltz: Citizens throw school district’s tea into the Wallkill

In a striking repudiation of the New Paltz Central School District and its push to renovate the district’s Middle School, citizens turned out in force on Tuesday to defeat the $50 million project. By a vote of 2,561 to 983, … Continue reading

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New Paltz: The vote on the $50 million Middle School renovation bond is today

Starting at noon today and continuing until 9:00 p.m. at the New Paltz High School, local voters get to say “yes” or “no” to the school district’s plan to essentially build a new Middle School on top of the old … Continue reading

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New Paltz: The Middle School heist gets its final rationalization

This is essentially what the school district is arguing in defense of its renovation plan for the Middle School, which goes to the voters on Tuesday, February 9: That the kids will get new wonderful learning spaces with fresh air … Continue reading

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New Paltz: the very concept of “school building” is out of date

Nothing against architecture, or buildings, but if you examine the question of “public schools” and “school buildings” carefully, in light of all the much better alternatives to them, the only justification for them that is left at the end is … Continue reading

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Riddle of the Day

Reader ML on socialism: “When all share equally in the bounty of the earth, who will get to summer on Nantucket?”

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9:42 to end anyone’s global warming indoctrination

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More Hayek: On his differences with Milton Friedman

Hayek is obviously very old here, and he’s having some difficulty. But this is a genius. Listen carefully:

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The Obama budget

Hayek on the “knowledge problem”:

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