THE PASSING SCENE
THE EDUCATION ELECTION
I found Tuesday’s nation-wide rejection of the Democrats refreshing. That shouldn’t lull me into expecting much from the GOP though. Our weeping Speaker of the House is still a pliant tool of the donor class. They want some sort of amnesty for all the burger flippers and landscapers currently helping them drive down American wages.
Locally, I was sorry to see Corbett lose. It wasn’t true that he took an axe to education spending. But, I can fantasize that he did. Imagine a government not wearing the dog collar of public sector unions. Imagine thousands of mediocre and worse teachers set loose to work real jobs. Imagine similar numbers of education administrators set to work at useful occupations, shoe shining for instance. I mean where did all the shoeshine guys go? Perhaps that is what all these administrators did before finding taxpayer-funded sinecures.
When meeting women of a certain age, a remarkable number described themselves Educational Consultants. As we all know, consultancy is just another name for the unemployed. So, these ladies were all retired teachers with a lot of miles left on them and friends back in the bureaucracy willing to hire them to conduct studies.
It seems that the process by which children learn say, their times tables is immensely more difficult now than it was a century ago. That’s why all of our parents were illiterate; no studies. As Dr. Murray said, “This is the first generation in the history of all mankind to fail to educate it’s young in the rudiments of productive life.”
So poor Governor Corbett was turned out of office for appearing to do the right thing.
OBAMA AND AMNESTY
A while ago I wrote in favor of not impeaching the President. My point was the same as Napoleon’s to wit, “Never interfere with your enemy while he is making a mistake.” Obama was doing such a fine job disengaging the Democrat Party from its voters that any attempt to change the subject could only be bad for the country.
Now however, he openly threatens to legalize millions of alien interlopers in defiance of Congress and his constitutional mandate. The President executes the laws,. He doesn’t pick and choose among them. And he certainly can’t just make them up. He dares congress to stop him.
I suppose he has taken congresses measure and thinks he will win a showdown.
He may be right as the Speaker and the Majority Leader are talking lawsuits and budget manipulations. This is what I meant about not expecting too much from the GOP. They will be extremely reluctant to impeach Obama, not because it is the wrong thing to do, but because they are beholding to pro-immigration donors and because they don’t want to look extreme. Heaven forbid that they react to the President’s extreme usurpations with the extreme but correct remedy.
The American public learned this week that Obamacare was enacted through deceit and obfuscation. They don’t have to take talk radio’s word for it. They have the recorded boasts of one of the acts chief perpetrators. Like so many of this administrations shining lights, he shone on a very ugly lie.
The American people have finally taken Obama and companies measure and they no longer believe a thing he says.
The GOP Congress in waiting needs to inform the President that if he starts handing out green cards to millions of Democrat voters in waiting, they will begin impeachment proceedings. Polls show that the general public does not favor amnesty for these mooches and would back impeachment.
The GOP would have to take the side of American workers and American national interests for once. Let’s see what they actually do.
It looks like we elided the Ebola danger for the moment. This latest Ebola outbreak appears to be petering out in Africa itself.
It will come again.
What we learned is that our government on all levels is incapable of reacting seriously to a real threat.
The President and his administration was more interested in theatrics than in action. His minions fell over themselves at critical times. This is per usual. As the crisis lessened the administration that handled things so haplessly did what it always does. It pronounced on events as they were ending, seeking to appear in charge after just muddling through. Saying no to Africans goes against the administrations grain as well. Remember, if we had better customs enforcement against African louts, the President’s father never would have met his mother.
The chattering classes reacted to this disease story by transforming it into a human rights story and inevitably, a sob story. Just today, we learn that the family of the initial Liberian patient reached a cash settlement with the Dallas hospital that misdiagnosed his case. That he was less than forthcoming about his status as a probable Ebola carrier is never mentioned. Why we have a cluster of Liberians hanging out in Texas is a question that must never be asked either.
I wonder at this story of a Liberian who knowingly misrepresented himself to customs, thus introduced a deadly infection to Three Hundred Million Plus people was treated with such deference by out media.
But then no one seems to take quarantine requirements seriously here either. American doctors and nurses skirting quarantine procedures were pictured as spunky little upholders of individual rights. The term “Out of an abundance of caution,” seems to have left our language.
When the next case appears in the US, perhaps we will send lawyers to judge the appropriateness of public health measures before taking steps. For we must never forget, we live in an age of rights over responsibilities.