(A)ll I ever really wanted from my government was a vigorous defense of my natural rights in a package that was safe enough to mostly ignore, instead of the ringside seats at the horror show.
From a comment to yesterday’s post about the documentary Media Malpractice.
I strongly recommend the documentary Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.
Pretty damned fascinating dissection of the Church of the Media. (In the way maggot-riddled roadkill is fascinating.) But it’s something you need to see.
Well, Chris Muir has taken the meme and run with it:
Really, it’s not an unreasonable question: If Obama actually was intent on the destruction of the Republic, how could you tell the difference?
No thanks to the NRA. Reader Longhornjeff sent me one when he heard I was jealous of Robb’s.
Thanks to an email from Robb Allen, I got to watch a fascinating TED talk that bolsters my position that the best way to fix our “education” system is to take off and nuke the entire site from orbit.
Please pay close attention to Dr. Sugata Mitra (who blogs here) and his experiments in education around the world. As he says in this post:
My work with self organised learning by children shows that groups of children can learn to use computers and the Internet to answer almost any question. This happens everywhere and is independent of what language they speak, where they live and how rich or poor they are. All they need is free access and the liberty to work in unsupervised groups.
And here he shows that work:
As long as we don’t pull the whole thing down around our ears in the next decade or so, there may be some small hope of making it to the Singularity.
I’m having a great time playing at a message board. Target-rich environments are such fun! But time consuming. (All that cut-n-paste!)
The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice.
— Linda Bowles, “The Weaning Process,” Washington Times, December 20, 1994, p. A16
See: Public Employee Unions, Wisconsin.
Found here, a source for many future QotDs.