Monthly Archives: September 2011

Public Employees Make 44% More Than Private Counterparts

According to a new study released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average public sector employee earns $40.40 per hour while their private sector counterpart earns only $28.13.  Not unexpectedly, a huge chunk of that pay differential comes in the form of public sector benefits (including huge pension costs).  The typical public…
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“Bless You” After Sneeze Results in School Suspension

Niceties like saying “Bless You” after someone sneezes are evidently verboten in Vacaville California classrooms after Vacaville California high school teacher Steve Cuckovich disciplined one of his students for that “aberrant” behavior.  When asked about why he dished out the discipline, Cuckovich responded “[T]he blessing doesn’t really make sense anymore,” he said. “When you sneeze…
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Obituary For Common Sense

This is an Obituary for Common Sense that purportedly first appeared in the London Times – though I can find no proof that it was ever actually published there. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how…
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Michele Bachman Meets One Cool Dude At Big Canyon

Let me tell you, I am one cool dude.  Tonight I was at a meeting of the New Majority at Big Canyon to hear Minnesota Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Michele Bachman speak.  There were small conversations clusters spread out through the small banquet room and I sauntered across the room to join a cluster three…
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Plain Language Description of Politics In America Today

The folks who are getting free stuff, Don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, Because the folks who are paying for the free stuff, Can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff. And, The folks who are paying for the free stuff, Want the free…
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Perry Launches Presidential Bid In Front Of Cheering OC Crowd

Texas Governor Rick Perry kicked off his 2012 run for the United States Presidency at Newport Beach’s Roger’s Gardens before a lively and vocal crowd of about 1000 supporters.  Not surprisingly, Perry’s speech focused on the economy and job creation pointing out the gains made by Texas in the past four years in stark contrast…
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