Archive for the 'General Interest' Category

Note from a Trump Supporter: It’s the Immigration, Stupid!

The Education Realist, who is a favorite:

I want another forty year pause in immigration, putting a near-total block on every possible means of legal or illegal access. In part because I’m a teacher who sees no opportunities for far too many of my students thanks to immigration, network hiring, and the constant wage pressure of a never-ending unskilled labor supply. In part because the government is incapable of enforcing the laws so necessary to our national security and well-being, since even the best-intentioned state and federal employees see t

Note from a Trump Supporter: It’s the Immigration, Stupid!

When India (Almost) Invaded Mauritius

I found this the other day. It is of interest since I spent 9 months in Mauritius. For a little island in the middle of nowhere, and with a population just over 1MM, the political intrigue there is amazing. I guess it is somewhat like the old saw about academia: The fight/arguments are so brutal because the stakes are so small.

The aborted 1983 mission illustrates that India’s ambitions and interests extend beyond the subcontinent.

Source: When India (Almost) Invaded Mauritius

The High but Hidden Cost of College Sports 

A surprising bit from the article:

only 24 of 230 Division I public schools generated sufficient revenues to cover the total costs of their athletic programs

And that is the generous estimate.

Bill Clinton to resign from Trump golf club right after he protests racism by paying back his Rhodes Scholarship

Or perhaps not.

Source: Sailer being funny again.

Two Tragedies

Star Wars is coming again in a few days. Just found this:

Michael Jackson’s story is Darth Vader’s in reverse. In Star Wars, a whiny, sexually frustrated, white man-child no one trusts turns, via hideous disfigurement, into an all-conquering, super-cool black guy who first made it big in the 70s.

Source: PooterGeek

Draft Registration

One need only have kids the age of the Ace and Deuce to hate the draft registration. It becomes even more aggravating while the Ace flirts with conventional feminism (I do think this is a passing phase, a result of her being a senior in college. While at an all girls high school she had a much better idea about feminism.) The Deuce had to register for the draft. The Pentagon has just opened up all combat billets to women. So why does the Deuce have to register for the draft and the Ace doesn’t?

Volokh:

The Pentagon’s recent decision to open virtually all combat positions to women suggests that the days of male-only draft registration are likely to be numbered. But the best way to achieve gender equality in this field is not to force women to register for the draft, but to abolish draft registration for all. That way, we can achieve both equality and freedom for men and women alike.

Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

And while we are at it, why are those that are forced to register for the draft unable to buy a drink? This is a completely unacceptable state of affairs.

Trump takes heat after call for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S. | Dallas Morning News

I don’t think, oh I don’t really know what to call them, other than the uniparty, don’t understand the American people very well. It appears to me that Trump does. The members of the uniparty getting their panties in a wad:

Among religious groups and politicians from both parties, the repudiation of Trump’s remarks was swift and severe. Trump is “unhinged,” said one Republican rival, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, while another, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, called the proposal for a ban “offensive and outlandish.”

And:

Hillary Clinton said the idea was “reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive.” Organizations representing Jews, Christians and those of other faiths quickly joined Muslims in denouncing Trump’s proposal.

Source: Trump takes heat after call for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S. | Dallas Morning News

Hatefacts

Posted, with no comment:

Then comes the second, native-born generation. Drawn from a low-IQ population that’s been accumulating genetic defects via a tradition of cousin marriage since the Bronze Age, and raised in a religion totally at odds with Western ideas of self-actualization, they are fidgety misfits. They come to hate the country of their birth, and in extreme cases act out the hatred like this.

Source: After San Bernardino: Hatefacts And Stupidfacts – The Unz Review

Ok, I’m going to comment. This is the sort of thing writing that will, if you were to allow it to inform your opinion of current events, keep you from being invited to dinner parties.

At UNC, abdicating the obligations of leadership in scandal

Via Instapundit: A nice editorial on UNC leadership in regard to their academic and sports scandal.

It really is amazing that more people have not been fired over this academic scandal.

Missouri football players to boycott until president Tim Wolfe resigns

Tim Wolfe’s response to a series of racist incidents has been considered inadequate.

USA Today

If I were the president of the University of Missouri, I would take this opportunity to put the athletic department of a public institution in its proper place.

The Tigers would become a Div. III athletic department by tomorrow morning. There would be no scholarship athletes on my campus.

So we now know one of many reasons I’m not the president of Mizzou…