Thursday, June 23, 2011

Is Google hiding Jon Huntsman's campaign website?

Jon Huntsman's official campaign website ( does not appear anywhere in the first 5 pages of Google search results for "Jon Huntsman 2012". In Bing search, it is the very top hit. Is Google is deliberately hiding Huntsman's website in an attempt to hurt his campaign?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Obama: Return to the spinning wheel to grow our economy

President Obama just blamed our high unemployment rate on "companies learning to become much more efficient".  Apparently we need to be inefficient to save our economy!  We need to roll back industrialization.  Think of all the jobs we'll create if we abandon automation and the assembly line and go back to the days of 100% manual labor!  Sure it'll take a week of labor on the spinning wheel to make that new shirt you want, but wow will it get our economy growing!

Ugh.  I'd say someone really needs to teach Obama basic economics, but with only a year and a half left in his presidency, what's the point?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Here's who to blame for those tuition increases

Administrative bloat is the major driver of rising education costs. Looking at the absurd, dysfunctional administrative bureaucracy here at my university, I'm not surprised. In the private sector, managers who don't control costs get fired. In the public sector, they get a lifetime of employment, a gratuitous pension, and a building named after them.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Finally, something to celebrate

At least here, finally, is something to celebrate. Earth's ecosystem is thanking us for the record levels of CO2, one of the basic building blocks of life, that we are liberating back into the atmosphere after harmful eons-long geological sequestering underground. Who, 100 years ago, would have thought that this would be one of the wonderful unintended beneficial consequences of mankind's industrialization!