Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Full Text of the State of the Union

Full Text of the State of the Union

Liberal Media Bias: Sins of Omissions

When the media reports with Bias, it doesn't report things incorrectly, but it instead uses sins of omission. For example the majority of the money of the Bush Tax Cuts benefitted the rich, and this was widely reported in the media. However the Bush Tax Cuts actually make the tax code more progressive because it lowers the tax rates for poor and middle class and results in the rich paying a higher percentage of taxes. That second fact was left out of a lot of media reporting.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Niggardly: political correctness

An oldie but a goodie from Tony Snow: when people where clamoring for an apology from a DC staffer for correctly using the word 'niggardly' Tony Snow correctly points out that "they are actually calling on him to apologize for their ignorance.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why isn't their more industry in America?: Obama rejects Keystone Pipeline.

If you are curious as to why there aren't more Jobs in America, it could be in part to the fact that government red tape and endless review causes companies to move overseas where they can make decisions quickly and adapt to an ever changing market place. The Obama Administration rejected the Keystone Pipeline stating that they didn't have enough time to review the project.

Title IX hurting middle school boys

In some areas, like Pittsburgh, there aren't enough girls to field a basketball team for 5th and 6th graders, the solution to the problem (so that the schools stay title IX compliant) is to not allow the boys to play if the girls don't want to, all in the name of fairness. I'm all for letting girls play sports, but should we deny boys the opportunity to play sports if their female counterparts don't want to?

Huntsman just couldn't break through

Huntsman drops out of presidential primaries

Friday, January 13, 2012

NCAA Basketball Player taken advantage of

A Center from the St. Joseph's Basketball team has been denied a waiver from his coach to play at UAB, his coach is hiding from the media and refuses to explain why he won't let his former player play somewhere else it has led some sportswriters to wonder what is St. Joe's doing and why is it stonewalling everyone.  I have wondered that myself and have emailed the coach cariano@sju.edu, and I recommend that you do as well.

Call for Civility

The Daily Show interviews the president of the National Conference for Editorial Writers whose organization is calling for civility in political debate called the Tea Party a group of "Terrorists", John Oliver of the Daily Show tries to point out the irony to her.

Chicken Feet: Sparking Trade Battle between US and China

US Chicken Feet sold in China has sparked a trade battle between the US and the Chinese