LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* “Operation Royal Flush.” It sure hauled in a lot of spades. But it wasn’t quite a straight flush.
* City Police recruits: Doing the job that city teachers can’t or won’t.
One day in the near future, we’ll read about a cop arresting someone who was once his or her literacy tutoree.
* Auspiciously, St. Louis’s public transit won’t allow CCW. Behold the consequences.
* In spite of Jan Brewer going a bit flaky in her politics during her first full year in office after winning a term as Arizona Governor in her own right, compared to the alternatives, Arizonans still made the right choice.
* Thanks a lot, Occutards. And this is an establishment where one goes to drink beverages at that.
* Oh, look. They took away the “No Shirt No Shoes No Service” signs away from the New York City subway system.
* Speaking of NYC subways…My money is on another protected minority being the “doer.” This is Brooklyn, after all.
* Uh, a joke and a prank? The campus cops should find something better to do, like, for instance, making sure that football coaches don’t rape prepubescent boys in the showers over at the athletic complex. And be mindful of the fact that this was an anti-white prank on the part of some minority. It’s still just a prank.
* The decline and fall of “higher education.” The pull paragraph:
Thanks to the new restrictionists, we have become familiar with worrying statistics on the surprisingly lax requirements of college today. On average, students socialize more than 40 hours a week but attend and prepare for class only 26 or 27. Only half of the sophomores in a recent study said they had had a class during the last term that required them to write 20 pages or more during the term, and one-third said they had taken no class that required them to read as much as 40 pages a week. Even among English majors in the University of California, half say they do less than 80 percent of the assigned reading in their courses. If English majors do not read, what can we expect of business or communications majors? The answer is, not much. Nearly two-thirds of all UC students said they do less than 80 percent of the reading for their classes.
Hell, my World History class in sophomore year of HIGH SCHOOL had almost that much reading and writing homework. My English Literature and Western Civilization classes during my Senior Year of High School each had more work than listed in this paragraph. And I’m not that f’n old!
* Spaz. The Feds are probably going to get involved, too, because he used a telecom network to negotiate a deal in Federally-controlled illicit schedule substances. I remember a relatively famous NFL running back about ten years ago went to Federal prison for little more than a year, officially for that charge, (though he really did a lot more), and it was an intra-state dope deal, too.
* (The other) Football: The opiate of the (European) white man.
* Life was a bit different in 1918. Couldn’t get away with this kind of propaganda poster today. Too stereotypical. That and I doubt it’s reflective of any sort of reality any longer.
* Life was a bit different in 1922. Morris Dees would probably sue the pilot.
A bit ironic, considering Mike Tyson’s brother-in-law in Michael Steele.
* Boys and girls, we call this “Moore’s Law.”