Friday, June 25, 2010

A Story The Milwaukee Media Should Look At

Is the Wosinski family who were injured in the parking structure collapse and who lost a family friend in the incident the same Wosinski family that lost a teenage son in car accident in December that also claimed three other teens? If so, what an awful 7 months for that family.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Your Tasteless Future

I'm watching Nightline's "Assault on Salt." Ever notice the attacks on what we consume run in cyclical patterns? Next up on the cycle? I'm guessing eggs. It's been a while since we've trashed you, tasty, tasty breakfast food.


I have a long screed about teachers bubbling in me like a cauldron, but I'm weighing the wisdom of writing it. Brief synopsis: 1. While I know several very good teachers who answered their calling because of a passion for it, I know many more who went into teaching only because they'd failed in other areas in college, and as such, I believe the overall quality of our teachers is dropping precipitously. 2. There is no profession in the world that enjoys playing the martyr quite as much as teaching (my apologies to the teachers I do know who actually do make real personal sacrifices). 3. Selfishness is so rampant in teaching that I think it may actually be challenging the the selfishness of the sales profession, where selfishness is actually an asset.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keep the Powder Dry, Righties

Just a word of wisdom to my fellow friends on the right: Intellectually, I get why some of you are grumbling about the Obama extracted $20 billion compensation fund from BP. But this is the wrong battle of liberty at the wrong time. In fact, at this point, $20 billion might be a bargain for BP. In that light, this may be less a shake down by Obama and more a sweet deal beneficial to BP, which is probably why they readily agreed to it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Immigration and Legislation

It is becoming clear to me that people are fighting the wrong fights on immigration. Many of those who want unfettered immigration would accomplish much more if they fought for legislation to expand and streamline legal immigration (not amnesty) for unskilled workers. Many of those opposed to illegal immigration would drop their opposition in the face of a controlled, systematic way of bringing responsible new citizens, skilled or unskilled, into the nation. Think a modern "Ellis Island" of Arizona or California or Texas.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Internet Kill Switch Must Die

This is an awful, awful idea:

The legislation would grant the president emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet during times of national emergency.

It's been dubbed as an Internet "kill switch" the president could flip. However, the idea behind it is not new. A draft Senate proposal that CNET obtained in August allowed the White House to "declare a cybersecurity emergency," and another from Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) would have explicitly given the government the power to "order the disconnection" of certain networks or Web sites.

This is too much power in the hands of people that cannot be trusted with it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Genius Matt Simmons Says Deep Water Oil Exploration Is Bad

Okay. But here's my question. What 'green' energy sources is genius Matt Simmons invested in?

Never trust a so-called expert until you know what his/her retirement is banked on.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Oil Spill Question

Has the Obama administration been pressuring other oil companies to share their expertise in shutting down a deep water oil gusher? If not, why haven't they been doing so? I've seen nothing about either BP or the Obama administration reaching out for any and all expertise in this matter. This is the ultimate question whose answer will decide whether this administration is doing its job to protect the Gulf Coast and beyond.