Friday, April 10, 2009
An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.
After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great; but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that....
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
What's the problem with this, you ask? For starters, it is not a very presidential thing to do. Obama and the Saudi king are equals. Obama is not his subject. The protocol is for subjects to show respect for their monarchs by bowing and the last time I checked, Obama and America in general, are not a subjects of the Saudi King. I don't know if this was a deliberate thing on the President's part or just an act of ignorance or ill-advised protocol. Either way, it's mildly disturbing to see the President of the United States of America taking a deep bow to the Muslim King of Saudi Arabia. You can see it on this short youtube video.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Cal Ripkin President, by Ann Coulter
As Obama prepared to deliver his address to Congress on Tuesday, the Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner, Fox News' Bret Baier and Charles Krauthammer all gushed that history was being made as the first African-American president appeared before Congress.
Even Gov. Bobby Jindal, whom I suppose I should note was the first Indian-American to give the Republican response to a president's speech, began with an encomium to the first black president. (Wasn't Bobby great in "Slumdog Millionaire"?)
Are we going to have to hear about this for the next four years? Obama is becoming the Cal Ripken Jr. of presidents, making history every time he suits up for a game. Recently, Obama also became the first African-American president to order a ham sandwich late at night from the White House kitchen! That's going to get old pretty quick.
But as long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is where a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house?
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I think this is the mom and baby bracchiosauras.
The flying variety. Logan could tell me the names of all these, but he's otherwise engaged at the moment.
The one with a club on his tail! Anklyosauras or something like that.
T-Rex! This one I know because this is Logan's favorite! The roar from this thing was pretty cool!
Logan wanted me to take his picture with the souvenir he picked out.
Monday, January 26, 2009
The grass reminded me of sauerkraut.
The ice looked really cool shimmering on the grass the first night. Now I just want it to go away!
Trying out the hill in the backyard. Poor Landon who was on the front, smacked his head on the fence post at the bottom of the hill.
Other than Fred, we are all doing well. Landon had pneumonia a couple weeks ago and the little stinker would NOT take his antibiotic so I hauled him into the pediatrician's office for 3 days in a row to get very painful shots in lieu of the medicine. I would have thought after the first round of shots he would have been glad for the medicine, but he was not. Back we went the second and third times. Thankfully he has recovered and the memory of the shots has faded.I hope all you dear friends have had a wonderful January and that you continue to have a fantastic year. If you don't see me posting here, look for me on Facebook! :-)