Friday, December 17, 2010


The brothers Levin (Sen. Carl and Rep. Sander) &; Gov. Granholm try to mediate DSO strike -  Det News
Because Detroit has no bigger problems than the recreational pursuits of Detroit's ruling class?

US Attorney says "Detroit's 'culture of corruption' is over" - MLive
Referring to the recent indictment of the Kilpatrick Mob. Whatever. We'll see. Just because you flush a toilet doesn't mean it will stay clean.

How political clout beat the public interest: The new Detroit-Windsor Bridge monopoly of Matty Moroun - Det Metro Times
When the ruling class wants something, the stars align themselves to make sure it happens. Qui bono?

Book review: Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
"Mao’s famine was a consequence of a fantastical initiative, a “Great Leap Forward” into Communism, that he believed would turn China into an economic powerhouse, catapulting over its rivals in the Communist and non-Communist blocs. The idea was to use (and abuse) the country’s massive population—its most awesome resource—to boost agricultural and industrial output. The masses were stripped of private possessions, their homes and villages destroyed, and they were coerced into 26,000 giant “people’s communes” that were organized into military units." - TNR
"You need to break a few eggs to make an omelet" the old saying goes. We saw a lot of "broken eggs" over the years from the Marxist-Leninists but we never saw any omelets. Go figure?

Microsoft forms a patent bloc with Apple, EMC, and Oracle: A monopoly is born!- bNet

Damn "limousine liberals" send their kids to private schools - (Chip Johnson) SF Chron
"When it comes to the public schools, Bay Area parents rarely illustrate the strident, progressive beliefs they apply to most political and social issues. The phrase limousine liberal is not complimentary, but on this issue, it's a glove that fits a little too well. Because whether it's fueled by economic privilege or simply a matter of choice, the rate at which Bay Area parents, regardless of ethnicity, send their children to private schools has historically been higher than most other places in the country, say researchers who have studied the issue." Because even Bay Area progressives want a safe, quality education for their kids, and politics and diversity be damned.

Why I am a Member of the Permanent Opposition - FPR (D.W. Sabin)
Long live the king! But somewhere else, please.