Friday, October 01, 2010

Cruising the Web

Obama is already yearning for another break from his tough job - in the Tuscan sun.

Here's a mandate from the federal government to get the states to spend millions of dollars: they have to make sure that their street signs are not in all capital letters by 2018. It is supposed to be safer because people take longer to read a sign in all caps and that might cause more accidents. And they need to change the type font on their signs. New York City is estimating it will cost $27 million to replace all the signs there.

Is this a good or bad sign? Spanish-language-programming stations are having to use subtitles in English because second and third-generation Hispanics are not fluent enough in Spanish to follow the steam dialogue.

Michelle Malkin explains
why SEIU rank-and-file members should be concerned about how their union bosses are spending their dues. Do they even care about how those leaders have squandered millions of dollars of their dues?

Could it be? Is it possible that the former Marine with degrees from Georgetown and Harvard and an MBA from the Wharton Business School could have a chance to defeat Barney Frank? Meet the candidate who is taking on the guy who brought us Freddie and Fanny's meltdown.

2 comments:

Rick Caird said...

The fact the Spanish language stations are having to use English subtitles is a testament to assimilation. My experience in Miami is the first generation speaks only Spanish, the second is bi lingual, and the third is Engish only. It is the same in Texas with the Mexican immigrants.

If we go back to the Germans and the Italians and everybody else, it is the same. The real question now is if the Muslim/Arab immigrants will assimilate or remain separate as they are in Europe.

bobdog said...

If it's costing New York City $27 million to pretty up their street signs, how much is it costing nationwide? Billions?

For WHAT?