Our edumacation professionals

I seem to recall that our public school teachers are claiming that they need to be paid more because they are professionals, damn it! I never knew that professionals didn’t know what they should wear, but apparently my ignorance is showing. At what point in time did it become necessary to tell teachers to wear …

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Economics 101: If you don’t have the money, then you don’t have the money!

Philadelphia is a union town, no doubt about that. The various labor unions control most construction in the city, and virtually all of the city government is unionized. But the unions aren’t very happy right now. At the annual Labor Day parade yesterday, held in the rain, the unions expressed their dissatisfaction with Mayor Michael …

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I am sure it’s just a coincidence that the Democrats have run the city of Detroit for eons

From The Wall Street Journal: Detroit Files Biggest U.S. Municipal Bankruptcy Emergency Manager Orr Seeks to Liquidate Assets to Satisfy Creditors By Matthew Dolan | Updated July 18, 2013, 5:47 p.m. ET The city of Detroit filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday afternoon, making the automobile capital and onetime music powerhouse the country’s largest-ever …

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Economics 101: Hostess arises from the ashes, and goes non-union

At THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL, we paid some attention to the demise of Hostess Brands. Now comes this, from Sister Toldjah: New maker of Twinkies: Non-union workers will be used to restart plants Posted by: ST on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm Let the OUTRAGE!!!!!!! begin: The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and …

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Economics 101: The Democrats’ economic and taxation policies at work in Illinois

Remember how our friends on the left were so appalled that the Michigan state legislature passed a right-to-work law? How about in just-across-the-lake Illinois, that liberal bastion and home of President Barack Hussein Obama? Unions blast state on plans for underfunded pensions By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune | 1:26 p.m. CST, December 19, 2012 A …

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From around the blogroll

From Cassy Fiano Chesser of Victory Girls: Feminists Throw Hissy Fit Over Victoria’s Secret Rape Panties by CASSY on DECEMBER 14, 2012 Feminists love to describe our culture in completely random, nonsensical ways. From a culture of “oppression” to an imaginary war on women, they keep finding all kinds of ways to make sure that women know how …

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Three brief articles from Karen

Karen, the Lonely Conservative, had three brief articles which I see are closely related. In the newest, she noted that Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric CEO and chairman of President Obama’s jobs council, said of the People’s republic of China: The one thing that actually works, state run communism a bit — may not be your …

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Economics 101: Black Friday, unionism and the changing face of employment

From the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer: Culprit in early store hours? Maria Panaritis, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:19 AM In the rush to assign blame for the Christmas shopping frenzy that is taking hold earlier than ever — detractors assailed Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart for …

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Could he have missed the point any more badly?

Gee, this is dumb! No Twinkies Please, We’re Dying By Mark Morford, San Francisco Chronicle | 22 November 12 Surely you must see. Surely you must understand. Don’t you know rockets are falling all over Gaza and Israel? Do you not read that more than 100 people have died already in brutal and insidious fighting …

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