February 2011


Stanford University’s Terry  Moe:  “Teachers unions have more influence on the public schools than  any other group in American society…which allows them to affect which  policies are imposed on the schools by the government – and to block  reforms they don’t like.”
That influence undermines the democratic process when elected representatives bend to the teachers’ wishes instead of governing as leaders of the citizens who elected them.

http://www.vermonttiger.com/content/2011/02/we-are-threatened-with-an-excess-of-conformity.html

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(Or as my phone’s auto correct suggested, flogging)

I have discovered a WordPress app for Android and it’s very cool. Is like to get back into blogging but other matters still take precedence and using the phone is not as facile as using good old fashioned lap tops or desk tops.

One of the things that is hard to do is type. While the auto correct function works well on medium to long words, it isn’t so useful for short words. I end up getting of for if among others. I am also constantly hitting the period ‘let’s instead of the space bar. I like my blog, no matter how inane or mundane to look good.

Cutting and pasting is harder.

Links to other sites is more difficult. I liked to start a post right from another web site by highlighting a line or two and it would automatically enter those lines into the new post and include the link to the page from which it came.

The worse part is that when I have time (after I put the kids to bed) I am totally exhausted and can barely think straight. However, with the discovery of this app I might be able to start some brief blogs again without taking too much away from my appointed rounds.

Cheers and good night.

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Walker’s plan allows union members to discontinue paying these dues. When Gov. Mitch Daniels gave them the option in 2005, 95 percent of Indiana’s public-sector workers chose to halt paying their dues. If such a thing were to happen in Wisconsin, it would harm the attempts of public-sector unions to elect sympathetic lawmakers

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/260877/dramatizing-governor-walkers-point-christian-schneider

I did not know that about Indiana.

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In the February 24 entry from Our Daily Bread, Joe Stowell uses the well-known event of the voyage of the Titanic to make a poignant illustration:

It really doesn’t make any difference how the world ranks your status. The only thing that ultimately matters is whether you are “saved” or “lost.”

via What Really Matters | Our Daily Bread.

Follow the link to read more and decide for yourself if, at the end of your life, you will be counted among the “saved” or the “lost”.

Democrats and unions see the measure as an attack on workers’ rights and an attempt to cripple union support for Democrats.

via Wis. Assembly passes bill taking away union rights – Yahoo! News.

Isn’t the latter what this is really about?

Even if you’re generally in favor of unions and whatnot, shouldn’t it be just a little concerning how deeply tied together the Democrat Party and unions are?

…nothing!

That’s right.  This post is about nothing.  Some of my more astute readers could probably tell me that a post about nothing is actually a post about something, but I’ll leave them to debate that over their late night tea sessions.

Thanks for reading, even though this was about nothing.