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Opening Arguments

Cooking

If you thought home coooking was a good thing, a way for the family to share and enjy quality time together, well, silly you. Don't you know home coooking is a tool of oppression?

It's not working out

It's conventional wisdom that having a job while in high school boosts wage-earning in later life, because the kids are learning skills they wouldn't leaarn in the classroom and, furthermore, are learning the value of work. And that's a thought I consoled myself with while I was flipping burgers at McDonald's and envying all the kids who didn't work. It was kind of a class thing -- if you had to work for a little spending money it meant your parents weren't well-off enough to spoil you.

Posted in: Current events

The grilled cheese revolution

Victims of the nanny state revolt:

Central New York’s Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville school districts are the latest to ditch the National School Lunch Program, which was revamped in 2010 under the guidance of First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to fight childhood obesity.

Conventional wisdom

The Article V movement that Indiana Senate Prsident Pro-tem David Long has been pushing keeps building momentum and getting more prominent supporters. According to this article, Sen. Tom Coburn is going to make a big push for in when he retires from the Senate in a few months. After rightly dismissing fears that such a convention could become a runaway that would trash the Constitution, the author gets around to the doubt I think is more realistic:

Yes, boots on the ground can leave small footprints

Mollie Hemingay at the Federlist: Why calling Rand Paul an isolationist is and was stupid.

Who's in charge?

What makes people poor?

It ain't rocket science:

David Autor, an economist at M.I.T. best known for exploring the costs to American workers of automation and trade with China, has recently expanded the scope of his research on unemployment to look at the consequences for men who grow up in a fatherless household.

Gray area

If you're getting tired of the "undocumented wokers" euphemism for illegal immigrants, the LA Times has provided some new ways  to obfuscate by mislabeling: (emphasis added)

Body of evidence

Um, well now. I've heard it said that some people can't find their a-- with both hands and a flashlight. It's probably even been said a time or two about me. But this is a new one on me:

Take-back

Tee-hee:

 Vice President Joe Biden staked his claim to the labor vote by declaring that “it’s time to take back America” in order to ensure that the middle class gets an “equal share” of prosperity in the country.

Can we talk?

With fans like this . . .

Well, congratulations. We've survived to enjoy another NFL season. Pro football is about the only sport I still pay attention to, so naturally I'm on the opposite side of all those thumb-sucking dweebs who think our passions are fraught with symbolism about all that's wrong with the world:

ESPN regrets

Just one death

Hey, James Foley was just one guy, so everybody calm down. I mean, let's not start a war over one little beheading:

Take our country, please

What's worse than a president acting on his own authority without congressional approval? How about trying to deliver this nation up to the United Nations without the approval of Congress?

Time out on the time off

"Better late than never" department: Democrat Bill Burton sorta, kinda regrets piling on George. W. Bush back in the day:

No news is bad news

I know I've said this before, but it bears repeating, because it still isn't getting acknowledged in the right places. People keep harping on "the death of print" and missing the real point, which is that advertising is going away. News has always ridden on the back of advertising, and our advertisiers have discovered they no longer need to pay to reach a mass market. It's not just print journalism but the journalism itself that is in peril:

Posted in: Newspapers, Web/Tech

Boundaries

If you have to walk somewhere in a part of town where there have been a rash of armed robberies, should you not carry a gun because to do so would let the thugs win by knowing they have changed your behavior? That's the convoluted reasoning some "sexual assault prevention advocates" seem seem to have adopted:

Food fight

Can't make this stuff up:

A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked a massive backlash against the restaurant, Sneakers Bistro.

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