Posted by Charity on March 12th, 2009

I have some family stuff to deal with the next couple of days, so I am not sure how much I will get to post.

Here are some links I had bookmarked to blog about.  You can read them yourself.  You don’t need me to tell you how to think!

Heads should roll – Camille Paglia – Salon

President Obama’s clumsy, smirky staff is sinking him — and resurrecting a deflated GOP!

Spending plan kills funding for Washington school vouchers – LA Times

If the voucher program is allowed to expire, the students would probably be back in the public system within two years.

“It would be really shocking to see 1,700 kids removed from the best schools they have ever known,” said Andrew Campanella, a spokesman for the Alliance for School Choice, a pro-voucher group.

I guess only the haves, such as the Obama children, should be allowed to opt-out of the failing DC school system.

Blogging in the Obama Era – Preston on Politics – CNN

Liberal bloggers were the cyber cheerleaders for Barack Obama in the 2008 race for the White House. But now that he has won, these “netroots” activists face a major challenge: criticizing the new president and his administration.

The Cure for Poverty

This disease is poverty. And the cure for poverty is the free market. That’s because the free market is the only environment in which entrepreneurs can flourish. And it’s the entrepreneurs – and only the entrepreneurs — who create the jobs that lift us all out of poverty.

Depression Cooking – YouTube

93 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.

And because we have not yet beat the IRV discussion to death,

Voting Paradoxes and Perverse Outcomes: Political Scientist Tony Gierzynski Lays Out A Case Against Instant Runoff Voting – Vermont Daily Briefing

Let’s get right into it: Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is not good. It is not good because it suffers from three fundamental problems: it discriminates against classes of voters by adding complexity the ballot; it has a very real potential to produce perverse outcomes or voting paradoxes that are not majoritarian; and it fails to address the real problem that arises when multiple parties compete in a two-party system.

Have a great day, folks!

3 Responses to “Linkaliciousness”

  1. “it discriminates against classes of voters by adding complexity the ballot”

    So does that mean it discriminates against the “class” of people who can’t read directions?

    “This disease is poverty. And the cure for poverty is the free market.

    And the earth was literally created in six days, too. There’s equal amounts of concrete evidence for both premises. oops, did I say “concrete”? I meant “contrary”, silly me.

    “Liberal bloggers were the cyber cheerleaders for Barack Obama in the 2008 race for the White House. But now that he has won, these “netroots” activists face a major challenge: criticizing the new president and his administration.”

    A “challenge”? What liberal blog hasn’t criticized Obama?

    President Obama’s clumsy, smirky staff is sinking him — and resurrecting a deflated GOP!

    If by “resurrecting”, she means “losing more support, losing any grip on reality and pissing more people off every day,”, sure.

    I know, Charity, you didn’t write these things. Did you pick them to show how out of touch with reality they are? Shouldn’t you be getting all excited about Glenn Beck’s “We Surround Them” or something?

  2. Hey, JD, I just found your comment among the Viagra SPAM and other crap. Imagine that! :)

    A “challenge”? What liberal blog hasn’t criticized Obama?

    Oh, I don’t know. Vermont Daily Briefing. Green Mountain Daily. Five Before Chaos.

    Did you pick them to show how out of touch with reality they are? Shouldn’t you be getting all excited about Glenn Beck’s “We Surround Them” or something?

    (1) Yes, I did. I am completely out of touch with reality.
    (2) I have no idea what that is.

    Thanks for stopping by, JD. It’s always a pleasure! I’m sorry that I don’t have more time to argue with you.

  3. Oh, I don’t know. Vermont Daily Briefing. Green Mountain Daily. Five Before Chaos.

    VDB, I agree. GMD and FBC haven’t criticized Obama? Gimme a friggin’ break, we both do, quite often. There’s probably as much criticism as there is praise, if not moreso.

    (1) Yes, I did. I am completely out of touch with reality.

    Ah, for once you admit to what we’ve known all along.