Today’s nuclear chuckle
Want to get rid of Kim Jong un?
Start a rumor that he has dirt on the Hildabeast.
The Crazy Lady is Back!
How Do I Contain My Rage at the Patriarchy?
Another gem from — not The Onion — The Nation! “Rage gets a bad rap in bourgeois thought.” (How many real people, outside the Havens Center, really talk like that?) Maybe Archie Bunker was right all along. “Stifle yourself,” is the answer.
What we’re reading
Madison schools spend $10.4 million and the problem is worse
Madison’s public schools ballyhooed $10.4 million behavior education program ain’t workin’. After 3 years, African-American students are 10.3 times more likely than white students to be kicked out of school, up from 8 times more likely before. The whole idea of BEP was to reduce the disparity. Sometimes, reality intrudes on liberal fantasies. Schools must teach discipline. Allowing disruptive students to continue disrupting teaches the wrong lesson. (More here.)
Why did it fail? Because “We underestimated what it takes to shift adult [i.e., the teachers] beliefs and values, shaping or reshaping mindset to be one that is more progressive and restorative in nature,” she said.”
In other words, Madison’s unionized teachers aren’t progressive enough!!!
Campus Freedom of Speech
Tag Archives: Democrats
Who says Wisconsin Democrats don’t have a deep bench? Dane County Exec Joe Parisi begged off. State Sen. Tim Cullen backed away. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, out. State Sen. Jennifer Schilling, another no. While Kathleen Vinehout, Tony Evers, and Paul … Continue reading
How dare a campus group dare to go ahead and invite a speaker deemed insufficiently progressive, and then actually bring that person to campus? What to do if an objectionable speaker somehow sneaks through the cracks? The answer is obvious: … Continue reading
Bill Lueders hates me. I wish he didn’t but he does. Bill is bilious that Your Humble Squire calls out his pervasive Left-wing bias, extant throughout his career as a Professional Journalist. Tuesday evening at the High Noon Saloon, Bill … Continue reading
A State Assembly committee approved a bill to safeguard free speech on Wisconsin college campuses on an 8-6 vote. Yep, Democrats are fighting it. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Republican Rep. Travis Tranel, who represents UW-Platteville, told the committee … Continue reading
The curse of identity politics that has consumed and devoured the Democrat(ic) party is sanctioned by none other than its most recent standard bearer. Hillary Clinton’s rationale was always thin gruel — it was her turn as a woman. A compromised, ethically … Continue reading
The Squire uses his plenipotentiary powers to invoke the Law of Unintended Consequences. (And reserves the right to amend and extend his remarks. For instance, just added “Epic Fail” to the headline, which it is.) Repeal and Replace just scudded into … Continue reading