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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Greece Syndrome Defined - the fiscal equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome

Definition and discussion:
"A term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein government officials express adulation and have positive feelings toward unsustainable union contracts that appear irrational in light of the danger or risk posed by such contracts to the government."

$400K in stimulus money to study smoking pot and drinking malt liquor

Stephen Hayes at Weekly Standard.

Comparing Private Sector and Government Worker Salaries

Well researched article at

L.A. Mayor: Illegal Immigration Adds to ‘Economic Might’ of Deficit-Ridden CA

At Breitbart.

Scott Ott and Thoreau

What Do You Value More Than Liberty?

 "Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men, generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But is is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse."

Obama's Union Favors: The latest rule change slams the airlines

"On Monday, the National Mediation Board changed a 75-year-old labor rule to make it easier for workers at U.S. airlines and railroad companies to unionize... The new rule will let workers form a union with a simple majority of those voting."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Will People Bid Online for a Nose Job Just Like an Airline Ticket?

PriceDoc Thinks So.

Huge College Degree Gap for Class of 2010

For last year's graduating Class of 2009, women dominated at every level of higher education. Here's the national breakdown: for every 100 men, 142 women graduated with a bachelor's, 159 women completed a master's and 107 women got a doctoral degree.

Chart at link.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pot Activists Enlisting Mothers for Legalization Sales Pitch

An idea whose time had more than come.  Here's the website.

Public-sector employees are the new fat cats

Fred Barnes.

Has Obama Brought Chicago-Style Pay to Play to D.C.?

via NewsAlert.

Must read - the decline of constitutional government.

Joseph Postell of Heritage has an oped in the Washington Times on the rise of the administrative state and the decline of constitutional government.

"...the health care bill, like most major laws passed by Congress over the past hundred years, isn't really a law. Rather, Obamacare is a series of assignments to bureaucrats in the Department of Health and Human Services. It is emblematic of what scholars call the administrative state, where legislative, executive and judicial powers are delegated to unaccountable experts sequestered in a fourth branch of government."

Excellent name for new species

City of Gonads.