"In an effort to help his students develop inaccurate perceptions of their talents, University of Virginia creative writing professor Alan Erickson told reporters Monday that he takes the time to provide each and every one of them with personalized false hope." Oh Onion, never change. (Grokked from Christopher Cornell)
Besides hawking painting reproductions for Sears, did you know Vincent Price had a cookbook.
The international Church of the Dude. (Grokked from Dan)
I need to bookmark this article and share it every time some one says that we need a CEO as president. Four ways the Oval Office is not like the corner office. Being a CEO is very different than being in an executive in government. (Grokked from Janiece)
Turns out that early demo lunar rover vehicle wasn't actually scrapped after all. But the scrap yard owner, as many in the same circumstances, knows what he's got and wants the cash. (Grokked from Dan)
"Republican candidates made it a point to bash moderators during Wednesday night’s GOP debate over what they called “gotcha” questions, but CNN guest Michael Smerconish pointed out the questions were not unlike those posed during the first debate in September by moderators from right-wing Fox News." Ah, but they weren't Fox News, so the candidates weren't comfortable because they were talking "amongst their own." Also, it was a chance to bash the "Mainstream Media" (which drew great applause lines). (Grokked from Vince O'Conner)
"Cruz's attack on the moderators was smart politics — but it was almost precisely backwards. The questions in the CNBC debate, though relentlessly tough, were easily the most substantive of the debates so far. And the problem for Republicans is that substantive questions about their policy proposals end up sounding like hostile attacks — but that's because the policy proposals are ridiculous, not because the questions are actually unfair." (Grokked from Beth Falk)
Oh Christ on a cracker. "Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor at the National Review, suggested in a Friday column that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is 'more authentically African-American' than President Obama." This feeds into my suspicion that Ben Carson is surging in the pools because conservatives think if they nominate the "'Friend' that is the Black Friend everyone talks about" that liberals will just "vote for the black guy." Because they hold the mentality that this is how Obama won the past two elections. Dear conservatives, nobody really votes that way.
You'd think with all the GOP's talk about cutting the social security net (which now with Paul Ryan's ascendancy we will hear more about), you'd think people all over this country would be asking for the government to role back programs. Turns out people actually like and support the social programs.