Just when the nightmares of ’80’s PC crapola were beginning to recede (only to be replaced by a superfluity of more current crapola) the spectre of Ebonics has reared its ugly head. Or more accurately, Harry Reid reared his and dared to point out the obvious: Barack the Bi-lingual is a huge improvement over Jesse the Bro-lingual. I’m with Steve Hayes (“It’s just weird to … Continue reading Oh, The Horror!
[Many thanks to Philo for inviting me to be a contributor to The View- Beeb] Alternative title: Why “Eeuw” is the Appropriate Response. The instances of gender-bending fawning by the media over the president are too numerous to count at this point. During the campaign, we had to deal with thrills going up legs, Tim Geithner’s reportedly mutual presidential man-crush, and an erstwhile sports writer … Continue reading Gender-flex
This week a dead body was found on campus. The campus police suspected foul play, so they immediately called in a team of five highly trained … janitors! That’s how to deal with a suspected crime scene: clean it up! They eventually called in the city homicide unit, who quickly concluded that the death was from natural causes. Continue reading Why Not to Trust Government Bureaucracies
Richard Fernandez reacts to President Obama’s description of “systemic failure” in our defenses against terrorism, and stresses the importance of decentralization and evolution within complex adaptive systems, while also pointing out that the lawyers in charge will never let responsibility be distributed in the way that success would require. A new process will be invented. More ceremonies will be performed. Incense will be burned before … Continue reading “Only an Intellectual Could Believe That”