Saturday Links

Merry Sunny Saturday. In case it’s not sunny and mid-70s where you are (that’s what the weather’s like in my undisclosed location), here are some links for you:
Hyena laughs and giggles decoded
Krugman as Failure
Blowhards. Part One.
Nothing new about tea partiers
Spock with a Beard: The Sequel
More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices
The Right: Constantly On The Wrong Side Of History
To Sinead O’Connor, the pope’s apology for sex abuse in Ireland seems hollow
Village Blowback
They Scorn Socialism but Want Government to Create Jobs
So, Uh, Stop Accepting It?
Obama Packs Debt Commission with Social Security Looters: Obama has filled his new ‘debt commission’ with Wall Street insiders determined to gut Social Security.
A Republican Couldn’t Do This
San Francisco First City in the Nation to Count Its Parking Spaces

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2 Responses to Saturday Links

  1. Art says:

    Oh … hell. I shall never see the end of my reading list. Your killing me with kindness dude. They are exceedingly nice links .. miles to go before I sleep.

  2. Min says:

    “Welsh: I couldn’t help but chuckle when {X}, a 27-year-old history teacher who didn’t exactly kill himself studying when he was in my English class 10 years ago, suggested, to thunderous applause, that we could help change the atmosphere by making students wear uniforms.”
    Somerby criticizes the teachers for sloth, but to me this sentence bespeaks incompetence. First, it sounds like the history teacher got Bs and Cs in High School English. More important is that he thinks that requiring students to wear uniforms does much to address the significant educational problems at the school. And more important is the fact that he got thunderous applause for the suggestion. Whatever the merits of his suggestion, thunderous applause indicates that the rest of the faculty just do not get it.
    When Somerby was in high school in the 1960s, the teaching field attracted some bright women. But as opportunities increased for women in the general economy, teachers’ salaries did not increase to attract teachers with the same level of competence. You get what you pay for.

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