Demographics and demagogues, maybe Outside the Beltway is what a site run by college professors would be expected to be, that one which favors political correctness over logic. An Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern as reported by Tulsa World :
Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.
“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”
To which one Doug Mataconis responds in total, from Outside the Beltway :
Well, this isn’t really very helpful:
Because Kern had the audacity to advance a theory of the black socioeconomic disparity that does not conform the one politically correct theory, that all problems in the black community are the fault of whites, Mataconis simply dismisses Kern. Affirmative action, as in equity of opportunity is over forty years old. In for the form of equity of outcome it over thirty years old. We tried over thirty years of liberal theory, and it has not worked yet. However Mataconis need not defend liberal orthodoxy. Rather he curtly dismisses Kern for daring to contest it.
Different demographic groups have different aptitudes and attitudes. It is inane to expect, and indeed to demand, they have the some outcomes.
Weasel Zippers .
I seem to recall that Forty-Three’s admission to both Yale and Harvard Business School was subject of fair amount of discussion. Further recall, the media was complicit in French Kerry attempt hid the fact that he was measurably dumber then Bush.
As for Obama, he never demonstrated any evidence to suggest he would have been admitted to either Columbia or Harvard Law School on merit.
STFU Jimmy, I don’t hold that Jimmy Carter is the worst president of my lifetime. That distinction goes to Lyndon B. Johnson, War in Vietnam and War on Poverty. We lost both. However I do hold that Carter is the worst person to be president. While crude is over one hundred dollars a barrel, Carter thinks we should be giving food to the Norks, video:
Hat tip: Doug Powers, Michelle Malkin .
WTF L. Donald, Trump’s profanity laced tirade demonstrates an Obama like addiction to alternate reality, video:
Hat tip: Allah Pundit, Hot Air .
Now I admit to swearing. It does work to relieve frustration, but sadly for L. Donald in the real world, it does not solve problems. Donny Boy, go back to y9ur beauty pagents and reality programs. Leave the politics to the adults.
More Trump loonyisms, from Steve Nelson, Daily Caller :
During a Wednesday trip to New Hampshire, businessman Donald Trump told Fox News that Charles Krauthammer was a “sad fool” for dismissing his proposal to seize Iraq’s oil.
We don’t need to wage war to get oil. He already have Utah. All we need do is to drill for our own oil. Trump seems to as obsessed with waging war for oil as Obama is no waging war on American oil companies.