Republicans like the Constitution except..

Republican like the Constitution except when it conflicts with their ideology.  As a case in point, the refusal of Republican governors to accept Syrian refugees.  Regardless whether or not bringing potential extremists into this country is prudent, the Constitution is rather explicit where this power lies.  The power lies with the federal government. This means... Continue Reading →

America has a race problem and universities are part of America

This post raises some interesting points.

Fully Myelinated

I finally realized what has been bothering me so much about the recent campus protests and it is encapsulated in the title of this post.  Of course, American universities have a race problem.  American universities are part of America, which clearly has a race problem.  That said, I would posit that universities have far less of a problem than America in general.  Universities are typically run by liberal persons with a real commitment to diversity and ending racism.  Universities actually have real institutions in place, e.g., Diversity offices, multi-cultural centers, curriculum requirements, to try and address the problems of racism.  So, I’ll got back to the Ayers post I recently included on quick hits (and clearly should have just saved for here):

Conflicts often arise between aggrieved students and university administrators or faculty, which is an example of the lamppost fallacy: tackling what you can see, rather than going…

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Veterans Day 2015 #1

I was going to write something similar to this but I doubt I would do any better. I would like to add that we indeed should give our thanks to those who went out and did a job that most would not (some of whom were not not given the choice in the matter).

In Saner Thought

Today is the day that the government has set aside for the recognition and remembrance of our veterans and their contributions to this country.

A day that I usually go on my rants about the treatment of our veterans and this year will be NO different.

This country owes a debt that cannot be paid to our veterans…..mainly because of the moronic belief that the government owes these people very little for their service.  Think I am wrong?  Then look at Congress and the inactivity there is on veterans issues and the budget cuts to the VA….just to mention a couple of the cowardly moves by politicians.

Veterans make great props for their re-elections, a good photo ops and great slogans but that is as far as they will go to see that veterans are cared for in an appropriate manner.

This country calls out and our people volunteer to…

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Are religious children brats?

Recently, a study was released that studied altruism of children raised in religious households versus ones that were not.  The conclusion made by this study goes against conventional wisdom... Academics from seven universities across the world studied Christian, Muslim and non-religious children to test the relationship between religion and morality. They found that religious belief... Continue Reading →

Bad apple in blue gets away with murder

In Pennsylvania, a police officer shot a man who was face down on the ground.  After a trial, the jury acquitted the police officer. On Thursday, a jury acquitted Officer Lisa Mearkle for shooting David Kassick in Pennsylvania, who was pulled over for an expired inspection sticker. The same day, video of the deadly encounter... Continue Reading →

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