Posts Tagged ‘Texas’


Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ann Coulter on Wendy Davis:

Feminists rushed to the stores to buy the shoes Davis wore during her famous filibuster. I’d like the shoes she was wearing when she met her sugar daddy.

Yeah, I know… Ann Coulter, but it is still funny.

Quote of the day – Maggie’s Farm

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

“Everybody with half a brain is coming to California.”

That would be Governor Moonbeam.

You can see the Eagle Ford Shale gas boom from space!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Check it out:


Eagle Ford Shale

The Eagle Ford Shale Boom from Space, Scientific American. Do go read the whole thing.

Hat tip: Bird Dog.

Raising Minimum Wage Lifts Single Mothers Out of Poverty and Boosts U.S. Economy

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Raising Minimum Wage Lifts Single Mothers Out of Poverty and Boosts U.S. Economy, Policy Report Shows.

This gem of an article is published on the UT web site.

Some quotes:

African American and Hispanic women are hit the hardest.

Can there be an article about the economy where women and minorities are not the hardest hit?


The researchers also found the share of African Americans in the category of “high school graduate, GED or alternative” is five percentage points higher than the general population. Yet that group is seven percentage points lower in the category of “bachelor’s degree or higher.”


…where race, low education and limited skills combine, the risks of long-term poverty for the women and their children…

Race, low education, limited skills. One of those three is not like the other two and has no (or limited) effect on wages.

You would think that a “news” article featured on the web site of the state’s premier university would have a little better scholarship associated with it. You really should read the whole thing, as you will find evidence of why I think higher education is in a terrible mess.

HT: Mungowitz