The problem with the Egyptian Revolution, which is being acted out in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria with huge demonstrations, is that no one knows what the revolutionaries want. Yes, they all want to get rid of Hosni Mubarak, the dictator who has ruled over them for 30 years. But when he goes, then what?
With the help of several blogs and websites, I’ve been able to gather some revealing data from the Census of 2010 — data which, in general, should cheer every conservative heart. First, it shows that the liberal blue states have slow or stagnant growth rates while the conservative red states are growing by leaps and bounds. The red states gained seats in Congress, while the blue states lost them. In addition, state and local taxes are driving citizens out of the higher-taxed blue states to the lower-taxed red states.
It’s much too early to say what will be the outcome of the present popular uprising in Egypt against Mubarak’s dictatorship. But there are several scenarios that can be analyzed as possible outcomes.
As everyone knows, Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old originator of Facebook, was chosen by Time magazine to be its 2010 Person of the Year. The reason is obvious. In 2004, when he was a 19-year-old sophomore at Harvard, he created a social network on the Internet to give college students a means of keeping in touch with their friends. A simple, collegiate idea.
Race to the Top, which President Obama glowingly spoke of in his dismal State of the Union address, is a $4.35 billion U.S. Department of Education boondoggle to get state and local education systems to adopt national reforms affecting curriculum and teacher preparation. Its stated aim is to encourage charter schools, improve teacher instruction, and get state systems to adopt common academic standards. Teacher unions don’t particularly care for the charter school idea.
On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, a man by the name of Barack Hussein Obama took his place at the rostrum before the two houses of Congress to deliver his State of the Union address. He was greeted by the members with smiles and great courtesy even though a growing number of Americans believe that he is not eligible to be President — an imposter.
February 2011 will mark the 82nd year since the publication of Dr. Samuel T. Orton’s critical article in the February 1929 issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology. Its title was “The ‘Sight-Reading’ Method of Teaching Reading as a Source of Reading Disability.”
I picked up this little book the other day in a discount bookstore. Intrigued by the title, God Is a Salesman, I started thumbing through it and came across this thought-provoking passage:
The U.S. Congress seems to love debt, or else our government would not have so much of it. Indeed, our present debt ceiling is $14.3 trillion, and there is a move in the administration to increase that ceiling in order to accommodate Obama’s deficit spending plans. The idea that the federal government can live far beyond its means is part of the liberal philosophy of tax and spend and/or borrow and spend. And unfortunately, Republicans have been as guilty of that sin as Democrats.
Michael Savage asserts that liberalism is a form of insanity, and I agree with him. Considering the reaction of liberals to the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, it is obvious that liberals are out of touch with reality and prefer to live in a fantasy world of their own making. They devoutly wish that conservatives were violent and murderous and that the Tea Party was run by a group of Nazis. But alas, conservatives and Tea Partiers are just ordinary patriotic citizens who believe in a constitutional republic and that, in a free society, the ballot box is the way to change things.