..the smaller the people.
..the smaller the people.
It’s time for a large number of Americans to hear what might seem like a harsh message: A degree from a four-year university might not be for you. Popular culture would cast this frank assessment as elitist. But that’s a toxic myth that needs to vanish because the stakes are too high. A new study by Young Invincibles, a think tank geared toward issues facing young Americans, estimates that high youth unemployment costs the government about $25 billion in lost tax revenue. All the while, there are three million jobs that employers can’t fill because too many workers lack the requisite skills.
Others have made this observation. Tuition rises because more are going to college. Student loans are given to young people to study “humanities”. Mostly fluff courses and liberal b.s.
All together the US produces many people with worthless degrees. Many jobs can’t be filled because Moma’s special little snowflake won’t take a vocational job. Mike Rowe was first to notice this and is now “uncool”. Wal-mart, Target, other local shops that cater to the middle class and the poor are pilloried in the media.
Income “inequality” is the left’s answer. Like global warming, it’s just Marxism with a fresh coat of paint. The Occupy “movement” didn’t succeed because it was all envy and hate not answers.
We need jobs not class warfare.
Expect the left to whine and cry as their recruitment dries up.
“A villain/overlord so evil that they literally eat babies.”-TvTropes
“I hear women talk about how “hard” it is to raise kids and manage a household all the time. I never hear men talk about this. It’s because women secretly like to talk about how hard managing a household is so they don’t have to explain their lack of real accomplishments. Men don’t care to “manage a household.” They aren’t conditioned to think stupid things like that are “important.”
— “Amy Glass”: “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.”
When I was in college, my friends and I used to joke that extreme feminists ate babies. It was a tasteless joke made by two 20-something slackers who got bored between classes.
This is “Amy Glass” seems to hate families and really hate children.
Women CHOOSE to stay at home with children.
Women and men CHOOSE to have families just like some chose not to.
This is another “how dare you disagree with me” liberal. The thing that turns America off from liberalism is the smug asshole factor. Glass hates families and assumes that she’s better for being single. Frankly if she did eat babies it wouldn’t be a surprise.
Already Wendy David‘s lie about being a single mom is frying her political future. If she had told the truth, the “Amy Glass” crowd would have loved a woman who used a rich man for his money and stuck him with the children. Liberals are all about hedonism and child abuse.
But that don’t play with working Texans.
“Glass” might be an epic level troll. I suspect that she could be a /b/tard or a creation of Gawker.com.
If she’s real then the left once again shows why they are made of fail.
From the Washington Post we get a letter from a former teacher,
‘I would love to teach but…’:
I am paid to give out gold stars to everyone so that no one feels left out, to give everyone an A because they feel sad if they don’t have one. I take the perpetual, insane harassment from parents who insist that their child’s failings are solely my fault because I do not coddle them to the point of being unable to accept any sort of critique; if each student is not perfect and prepared for college and life by age twelve, then I must be wrong about the quality of their work. I lower my own standards so much that I have been thinking my grades were generous. After years of being harangued, I gave Bs to D-quality work, but that is never good enough. All I can do is field the various phone calls, meetings, and e-mails, to let myself be abused, slandered, spit at because that is my career, taking the fall for our country’s mistakes and skewed priorities. So if you want your child to get an education, then I’m afraid that as a teacher, I can’t help you, but feel free to stop by if you want a sticker and a C.
RS McCain cheers the decline of the public education system. I morn the loss of real teaching. Like the teacher who wrote the letter, I read Charles Dickens, Kurt Vonnegut, Aurthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert and Shakespeare in school. I loved it so much I read on my own.
Liberals took George Bush’s No Child Left Behind and ran with it. They love things like common core and giving everyone “gold stars” because then they please everyone. Education, from kindergarten to College is this self licking ice cream cone: they pretend to teach and sell college (with borrowed money) and the kids feed into the system that pays for bloated college tuition and politicians who coddle the teachers unions.
When the education bubble bursts, expect the left to cry foul but the rest of America to pick up the pieces.
All over America there are jobs waiting to be filled. Many trades are losing experienced people because a generation is getting old. Lefties told children “go to college or you’ll flip burgers!”
And what are they doing? Flipping burgers deep in student loan debt.
Instead we should invest in vocational training and skills to get jobs instead of massive debt.
I always wondered why the “tea party” and “limited government” see to be a dog-whistle to the left. Why do they hate these terms?
“Power, or perceived power, is a viciously addictive narcotic. It doesn’t matter what political or philosophical background a person hails from, very few have the self discipline or the self awareness necessary to relinquish the trappings of power once they have tasted it. This truth applies to conservatives as much as it applies to liberals.”
–“Guest Post: Are Constitutional Conservatives Really The Boogeyman?” Zerohedge.com
The Washington DC RINO‘s and Democrats are interchangeable. Those career politicians (something the founders feared and despised) are interested in power and the money from being the DC elite.
So they fear the group with the hand painted signs, the people meeting in their homes and on blogs. They sic the MSM and the IRS on innocent people.
Maybe on November 4th we should show them who’s the real boss.
UPDATE: Instapundit links to this:
Mr. Seitz-Wald’s alternative, using technology and innovation in the service of a more powerful, consolidated, and monopolistic state, is in an altogether different spirit, one that would have been familiar to George Orwell, who, in his more charitable moments, understood that nobody plans on becoming Napoleon, it just works out that way — something that happens as “they constantly try to escape from the darkness outside and within by dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good.
–“ Memories of Futures Past:
A brief history of bold new visions of the American order “,
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review.
It’s never about “reform”, it’s about securing jobs for those in power. The media, the lawyers, the politicians, they all want money and power. If we let them dictate reform we’ll never get true reform, just more of the same cronyism.
Meet “Old Economy Steve”:
According to the Atlantic.com, there are 700 “funny” versions of this on quickmeme. Most imply that life was easy back in the ’70s.
But wait, how good did Steve really have it? Assuming he finished school some time in the late disco era, probably not so hot. Remember, the 1970s were the time of stagflation — that awful combo of high unemployment and spiraling inflation that left policy makers flummoxed. When the Federal Reserve finally jacked up interest rates to combat it, the bank induced several rocky years of recession. In 1982, the unemployment rate for 20-to-24-year-old men peaked at more than 18 percent. For teens it was in the twenties. Meanwhile, the late 70s also kicked off America’s first plunge into industrial decline. Little remembered fact, Chrysler actually needed a government bailout to survive in 1979.
I’ve talked about how selfish and immature the hippie baby boomers are. The 70’s and early 80’s were a time of recession, unemployment and the Cold War. The “misery index” was coined by adding unempolyment and inflation. Regan was elected and things turned around. Hippies became the yuppies who got greedy and went from the “age of Aquarius” to the “decade of greed”.
Their children were promised college and “free stuff”, just vote Democrat and you’ll get it. The Community Re-investment Act promised houses, Fannie Mae promised to bankroll college.
And now it’s crumbling. Subprime mortages tanked the housing market, grade inflation and worthless degrees are popping the higher education bubble.
Enrages Millennials only have themselves to blame.