Archive for October 27th, 2014

October 27th, 2014 - 2:31 pm § in Hypocrisy

Guess What, Taxpayers Will Pay For Steve Ballmer’s Basketball Team

Steve Ballmer wasn’t so crazy to pay $2 billion for a basketball team.  It turns out taxpayers will pay at least half of the purchase cost. “Steve Ballmer stands to gain as much as $1bn in tax benefits as a result of his $2bn purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, helping to [...]

October 27th, 2014 - 10:12 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Why Do Some UW Professors Feel Voting Is Beneath Them?

One of my contacts at the University of Washington told me this weekend some of his colleagues won’t vote in next week’s election. I asked him why — after all, you expect intellectual types to be socially and politically engaged — and he said because once they’ve got th[...]

October 27th, 2014 - 9:10 am § in America

2014 Election: Donate!


October 27th, 2014 - 8:31 am § in China

CHINA: Hong Kong Update

Man arrested over assaults on journalists at anti-Occupy rally Police have arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting journalists during an anti-Occupy Central, pro-police rally in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday. A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by pol[...]

October 27th, 2014 - 8:20 am § in Misc.

Donate to Burke .. Beat Scott Walker

For Walker, a loss would last    Walker could be a real contender in 2016. But only if he wins reelection first.[...]

October 27th, 2014 - 4:17 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: What is it?

A. Back drop for new Star Trek TV series B. Print for Bollywood sari C. Mars, 2.5 billion years ago D. Water meter cover E. Ebola effect on bacterial plate  [...]

October 27th, 2014 - 1:47 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Teachers Scream About Time Magazine Cover

The AFT is on a tirade against Time Magazine for using its cover to blame teachers for the fate of America’s public schools.  Time magazine is about to use its cover to blame teachers for the problems in America’s schools. On Monday, Nov. 3, this cover will be in every supermarket checkout [...]

October 27th, 2014 - 12:08 am § in Misc.

South Carolina: Another reason to wonder if the entire state needs to be placed back in reconstruction before rejoining the Union?

This guy is pretty typical of South Carolina.   My own brother in law lives there and is pretty defensive about the place.  Did you know that the fore runner of the KKK was actually in a Jewish synagogue in Charleston?  Frankly, the Jews of that horrid culture were nothing for the rest of use t[...]