The second installment of stories that’ll make you laugh, simply because it’s to painful to cry. I’d like to say that these stories are hard to come by, or that I have to painstakingly troll the internet for them, but alas they are abundant as Saw Movies these days. So without further ado, let the laughing, or crying begin.
Study Finds that exercise may help women keep their weight down. Really? I’ve often said that when people say “studies show”, or please cite a study, they lack the ability to think clearly. Most studies, in my humble opinion, are either false, or simply reaffirm what everyone already knows. Call it common sense, but the Harvard Nurses Health Study could have saved the time of the 116 thousand women who participated in the surveys that told us all that exercise is good to keep your weight down.
Department of Educational Failure. Schools in Provincetown Mass will be handing out condoms to all students with no minimum age limit. That’s right, students as early as 1st grade are free to learn about and have as much sex as they want. Beth Singer, the brilliant school superintendent came out with this thoughtful quote, “We know that sexual experimentation is not limited to an age, so how does one put an age on it?” WOW. This lady is in charge of fostering our future leaders?
Let’s take a trip across the pond. What angers those who live in the welfare state of France? Terrorism? Genocide? Nope, it’s the deprivation of entitlements. France moved to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62 to reduce pension costs and bring down public borrowing. Considering the life expectancy of French citizens is well over 80, and western European economies are fledgling, the slight increase to 62 years old probably seems fair to much of the free world. But to France it sparked widespread outrage, protests, and in some places riots. I guess they weren’t kidding when they said once an entitlement is given, it can never be taken away.. Can you say Obamacare?
The tarnishing of a once great man. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, in an interview with Al Jazeera (marking the one year anniversary of President Obama’s outreach to Muslim nations) said that his foremost task from the President was to make Muslim nations feel good about their historic contributions to science. . . and math and engineering. Even though those contributions virtually ended about 750 years ago? That sounds like a worthwhile mission for our nations brightest minds. Somewhere I’m sure that Muhammads everywhere are scratching their collective heads..
Nancy Pelosi is unfit to run a hot dog stand. The always eloquent Speaker of the House stated that Unemployment checks create jobs faster than almost all other programs. And that unemployment checks “inject demand” into the economy. Again, anyone with any common sense or a moderately functioning brain understands that simply extending or increasing unemployment indefinitely will not turn the economy around or create jobs. But just for clarifications sake, here’s a serious reply to Pelosi’s comments by Reagan Economist Arthur Laffer.