Archive for May, 2007
Again. This 13-year-old talked about his “upcoming math camp this summer and the calculus class he’ll be taking at the University of California at Berkeley.” Meanwhile, his public school peers get on the “honor roll” for simply having a pulse.
This is my post on the LRC blog. If it disappears again, here it is: May 29, 2007re: Good Riddance Attention WhorePosted by Karen DeCoster at May 29, 2007 07:32 PM Stephen, indeed I did say that Ms. Sheehan had no principles. A cunning gogglefest of the Marxist Sheehan will prove that. Jump on me [...]
Heavens no……this is a cop? Link from Jim Bovard’s blog.
When New Jersey Governor Corzine was injured on the Garden State Parkway, his driver was a state trooper who was doing in excess of 90 mph in a 65 zone in an SUV. (As we all know, Corzine was not wearing a seat belt.) The trooper driving 91 mph caused a pickup to swerve in [...]
If you are too different, too energetic, or seem in any way agitated, you will fall under the gaze of the “helping profession.” This is a statement by an MD. In fact, the number of kids on mind-altering, psychotropic drugs doubled between 1995 and 2000. From neorologist Fred Baugman: “ADHD is a means of making [...]
According to the assorted nazis, nannies, and busybodies, too many people smoke – almost 21% of the adult population. Thus the government must stop the spread of smoking. A combination of increased excise taxes, nationwide indoor smoking bans, and other measures would significantly lower the U.S. smoking rate, which now hovers at around 21 percent [...]
You may know that I hate carpooling…….finally, there is evidence that the state’s favorite highway religion – carpooling – can double your risk of a car crash because of the “talking to your pal(s)” factor. Though jabbering on your cell phone can quadruple that same risk. The team found that having at least one passenger [...]
I am reading “Whither Mankind,” edited by Charles Beard (1928). The progressive Beard is often wrong yet always fascinating, especially where it concerns foreign policy, the Northeastern power structure, and the corporatist state. Beard includes a chapter on health by C.-E.A. Winslow, a Professor of Health at the Yale School of Medicine. I took a [...]
Mr. Carter rated the Bush adminstration “the worst in history” for its “overt reversal of America’s basic values.” A very likeable ex-president attacks Bush and Blair most beautifully.
The “revolution” is an all-out ban on smoking. Belmont, California. Belmont is set to make history by becoming the first city in the nation to ban smoking on its streets and almost everywhere else. The Belmont City Council voted unanimously last night to pursue a strict law that will prohibit smoking anywhere in the city [...]