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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cruising the Web

Hmmm Compare collective bargaining in Wisconsin with the situation in Virginia, which doesn't allow collective bargaining for public employees.

My state, North Carolina, also doesn't have collective bargaining for public employees. Some think that, with the uproar in the Midwestern states, this is the right time to try to gain such rights for N.C. public employees. With GOP control over both houses of the NC legislature, don't expect such a bill to pass.

More examples of the media hypocrisy of how they portray the protests in Wisconsin compared to how they covered the tea party gatherings. Don't these people have any sort of hypocrisy meter or do they simply not care?

How unsurprising is this? AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka is practically living at the White House and is bragging about how he talks with the folks there every day. Over in The Green Room, John Sexton wonders what the reaction would have been if an oil executive was bragging about such access to the Bush White House.

The moral of this story is: don't mess with someone else's Thin Mint cookies!

Is the best that Obama can do on Libya really just to go for a UN resolution? Yeah, it will be illuminating to hear what countries like Russia and China, which have also killed their own citizens, opine on Gadhafi opening fire on his protesting citizens.

The Supreme Court scored a victory for vaccine makers
yesterday. Unsurprisingly, Sotomayor and Ginsburg wrote dissents recommending a circumvention of federal law.

The Senate and House are going to engage in a high-level game of chicken over the next continuing resolution on the budget. Expect to see a rinse and repeat of this story for weeks, maybe months to come.

Obamacare is already damaging health care.

Check out this video
from the Wisconsin GOP contrasting sanctimonious lefties tsk-tsking the rhetoric from the right with the signs and rhetoric coming out from union activists in Wisconsin.

If you had any doubt, read the details on how Charlie Crist has set Florida up for a catastrophic hit to their financial stability by how he structured their hurricane insurance market.

Michael Barone details
how public unions force taxpayers to fund Democrats.

The new hotness in choosing a jury is to check out the Facebook pages of prospective jurors.

Rich Lowry pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln's vision of social mobility. His advice to one man would be worthy for everyone to follow. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."

Kay Hymowitz describes the prolonged adolescence of so many young men that has left women asking where have all the good men gone?

North Dakota prepares to fight the NCAA to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname for UND.


Ron Snyder said...

NC Public Employees who want to unionize should move to NJ or NY or MI.

lorraine_lanning said...

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

It doesn't bode well for our culture. I've certainly noticed it in my own family.

My 24-year-old son has worked full-time since high school, so I give him credit there, but is completely immature and irresponsible otherwise, regardless of my counseling.

My 19-year-old daughter has had trouble finding a boyfriend who isn't immature and doesn't spend all of his time drinking and playing video games. The potty humor disgusts her too. She wants someone with at least enough ambition to actually graduate from college and have a career. Someone who knows how to dress and how to keep his belongings cleaned up.

My youngest is graduating from high school. He's actually on the right track, eager to leave home and get one with his life. He's had the same girlfriend for over 2 years, is responsible with his belongings, and has set plans for after graduation - a job and the Air National Guard.

I have to admit, the boys do NOT have a good example in their father, my husband. He has many of those failings himself. I've contemplated leaving many times, not wanting to sit around while he plays video games throughout our retirement years.

Both my daughter and me need(ed) to find someone like my father, hard-working, responsible and dedicated. My mother is so lucky.