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The oil dispersant just pushes the oil down, oiling the fish who swim through it
May 28th, 2010 by Sam

Not good.  Really really not good….

May 22: Does Rand Paul = Tea Partiers?? Do Tea Partiers = Repubs?
May 21st, 2010 by Sam

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So much to say… So little time…

  • Would a libertarian call the oil disaster a ‘market correction?’
  • Rand Paul (may I call you Randi?) would it be ok to exclude YOU from the jobs, companies, restaurants that matter? Would you say the same thing if you knew with certainty that you would never be invited to another Tea Party? Another APAC meeting? another Daughters of the American Revolution luncheon?
  • Financial reform bill – you like it?  do you believe it?
  • “Police say four men enticed a 14-year-old boy to get a tattoo on his buttocks, saying they would not pick on him anymore if he allowed it.” Nice.
  • Jobs ! – “The economic recovery in Massachusetts gained traction in April, as employers added jobs at the fastest pace in nearly two decades and the jobless rate fell for the second consecutive month.”
  • Blumenthal – served in Vietnam, during Vietnam… misspoke or what?

What are you thinking about?

May 15: Harvard/Yale, Catholic/Jewish, NY/NJ, not much published
May 14th, 2010 by Sam

Dean Lawrence Velvel, Massachusetts School of Law

Is this a problem?

We’ll talk with Dean Velvel of the Mass School of Law about this thought.  Check this out:

MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW DEAN ASSAILS NOMINATION OF ELENA KAGAN TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

ANDOVER, MA – Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel is of the opinion that Elena Kagan should not have been nominated to the Supreme Court.

Kagan is the former Dean of Harvard Law School and she was chosen to join the High Court by President Barack Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate, despite the taint of having taken little or no action against two renowned Harvard law professors who plagiarized and/or, perhaps even worse, had parts or much of their books ghostwritten by students while taking sole credit for the works.

Dean Kagan and President Lawrence Summers (the former president of Harvard University when Kagan was dean of the law school) did little or nothing against two famous liberal Harvard Law professors who engaged in serious misconduct,” said Velvel, who is liberal himself.  “Plagiarism and/or having your works ghostwritten is a major academic sin. It is a method of fraudulently taking all-important academic credit yourself for work done by others.  This may be okay for politicians or corporate presidents, who use speech writers, but it is verboten in the academic world.  And Harvard throws out students or other faculty members who engage in it.

“The actions — or inactions — by Kagan and Summers represented the kind of self protection and self aggrandizement of the east coast elite of the Boston-New York-Washington axis that began around 1960,” said Velvel.  “Going to Harvard, Yale or Princeton became the method of advancement.  Competence and honesty, especially honesty, took a back seat.  When you look at the disasters of American life from Viet Nam through Iraq, Afghanistan and the recent economic meltdown, one form or another of dishonesty — from outright lies to suppression of information — always was a major facilitator.”

“That philosophy of protecting the Ivy League elite no matter what was reflected by the failure of Kagan and Summers to act strongly against the two famous Harvard law professors whose books were partly the result of plagiarism or ghostwriting, which are serious forms of academic dishonesty,” he said. “Neither Kagan nor Larry Summers had the guts or integrity to take on the incidents of plagiarism and ghostwriting at Harvard Law School, even though dishonesty is one of the major roots of all problems and is, as said, an academic sin.”

Velvel also remarked that Kagan’s failure to speak out on major problems was a case of classical careerism. “She set her cap to become some big deal in the legal profession and that kind of careerism is telling,” said the Dean.  “If you go all the way back to when she graduated from Hunter College High School in New York, she posed for her yearbook graduation picture in judicial robes and holding a gavel, and she said she wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice.  So in the last ten or fifteen years she said very little, apparently to avoid jeopardizing her chances of advancement, even though the country desperately needed intelligent people to speak up.”

Velvel also assailed the fact that, if Kagan is confirmed, all the Justices will be from Harvard (six) or Yale (three).

“The Boston-New York-Washington, Harvard-Yale-Princeton legal Mafia may not quite run the country or at least its Executive Branch,” he said, “but they are not far from it.  Is there nobody who did not go to law school at Harvard or Yale who is qualified to sit on the Supreme Court?”

May 8: The border and the stock exchange!!
May 7th, 2010 by Sam

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Topic #1: Immigration!!!

Okay, okay, okay – the white folks in AZ are scared of the drug cartels. I GET IT!!!

So why do they think that pissing off the entire Latino population is going to help? The police don’t want it either.

Why don’t they LEGALIZE and regulate the drug industry and put the cartels out of business!!!! And, for those concerned about illegal immigrants from Mexico… don’t you think these people would STAY HOME if things were better? So, why aren’t they better?

Topic #2 Stock market plummets, then shoots up again!!! What the heck happened? What does it mean? What does this mean for my retirement? The global economy? Tom Shafer is a former specialist (trader) on the New York Stock Exchange who was involved with automating the exchange. He’ll explain what happened, how it affects us, talk about the battle over regulation, and what we should expect going forward (do you like roller coasters?).

He just might share his opinions on the border issue too (if we twist his arm).

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