Archive for May, 2002

Wednesday, May 29th, 2002

Who is the best rapper of them all? It depends on your criteria. Is there anyone that overall comes close to challenging KRS-ONE?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

From DC Thornton: Quote:

I watched the debate concerning “Ebonics” on Hannity & Colmes last night with jimi izrael and Charles Polk. Transcript links to follow.

In a nutshell, I disagree with izreal’s call to accept and embrace black English. Broken English (the old-school term for it) should not be taught in our schools as a language. Doing so will only legitimize poor communication skills and hinder the academic/career potential of blacks.

While “Ebonics” might be fine and dandy for chillin’ out in the ‘hood, try using it in a job interview sometime. Let me know if you got the job.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

John Hiller makes a convincing argument of blogs as… parasites.

(Link via Virginia Postrel

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

Micheal Barone has a good piece on gun control and affirmative action.

( via InstaPundit

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

Jonah Goldberg had a good piece on blogs in the Washington Times! Goldberg even admitted NRO’s The Corner is blog! Finally.

(via Vodka Pundit )

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

There has been a lot of posting on this teen sex issue. Personally, I don’t think it is such a bad thing. I have some responses to make to some of Ben Domenech’s statements.

Quote: Today’s baby boomer moms and dads worry chiefly about the following three things affecting their teens, in this order: 1. Crime and Violence; 2. Drugs; 3. Alcohol. Sexual activity doesn’t even break the top five. Shouldn’t parents be worrying about their child’s safety first? Sex is not necessarily a bad thing.

Ben comes to the conclusion from quoting a poll that teenagers are highly worried about sex. From what I know this is not the case. Where is the evidence?

Sunday, May 26th, 2002

War Now! is a good blog run by a former liberal. This blog gives good focus to the issues in the Middle East.

(Link via USS Clueless

Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

The Mexican army fired on U.S. Border Patrol on Friday night.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

Jay Greene at National Review Online argues that recent attacks on special education are unwarranted. He doesn’t prove that special education spending doesn’t move funds that could be used elsewhere but rather would have people attacking the teacher’s unions.

Schools get funding based on the number of students in special education. Special education has little to do with kids with learning problems. I knew of more kids in my public school with learning dissabilities outside of special education than inside of special education. Outside of the kids with down-syndrome level learning dissabilities, who were sectioned off from the rest of the school, special education is made up mostly of kids who do not even try to put in a decent level of effort into their schoolwork. A problem with special education exists and to just ignore it so can you can shoot fish in a barrel does not make a whole lot of sense to me.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

John Walters thinks that if D.C. passes a medical marijuana law that lots of violent potheads will run wild in the District. Have you spent any time with any pot heads John Walters? They are more likely to forget to go to work than cause trouble. Or maybe John Walter is afraid of the cancer suffers surviving who may be helped me medical marijuana.