June 14th, 2006

yellow_elephant

National Time To Stand Strong

Besides the comedy of finally officially being notified by the VA that they have had that little compromise Ooopsie. The second most comical giggler was the usual Spam from the GOP Kommisariate to We Republicans, that we need to stand strong!
Now that we have been able to kill that Iraqi Guy!
What we need more than EVER!
Is a Tax Cut for the Deserving,
Like The Folks who support a Constitutional Ban On Gays,
and Marriage, And Stuff.
Since as we all know, the most important thing in a time of war is to offer tax cuts to those who oppose Gays.
yellow_elephant

That Treasury Question, again...

what does it mean when the yield on the 2 Year Treasury is better than the yield on the 30 year???

And if the Fed Funds Rate follows the suggestions of the Fed Funds Futures, and tacks on another 25 bips, thus making it a better yield than the 6mo bill that is better than the 2 year, the economy is going to do which again???

Or should that be, the economy is going to do Whom Again?
yellow_elephant

Wisconsin War Hero Opens New Museum

One man's villain is another man's hero. That might be the nicest thing most people can say about a man who's preparing to open a museum that honors Adolf Hitler.

Theodore Junker of Millard claims to be a former SS officer in Nazi Germany. Over the past 10 years, he's dedicated his life to building a memorial and museum dedicated to Nazis.

Chief among those he honors is Hitler, who, Junker says, was a great man.

"It's interesting since most people are one-sided informed, and they don't know the other side," Junker said. "He was the greatest man ever."

[ cf Hitler Museum Nears Grand Opening In Wisc. ]
Sometimes it is just, well, Wow, to catch up on things over at Bull Dada News where the reality is what it is...
yellow_elephant

Should poor people have single sex educational facilities.

On the one hand we have
The Detroit Public Schools -- and possibly districts across the state -- could soon offer all-boy or all-girl schools, classes and other programs if legislation that's gaining momentum in Lansing is approved.
The House Education Committee has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday on a proposal that would change state law to allow single-sex public schools in Detroit. The Senate Education Committee unanimously endorsed a broader plan last week that would have applied to the entire state, despite the threat of a lawsuit if the proposal were to become law.
Advocates say single-sex schools give families more educational options, improve classroom discipline and create a better learning environment for all children.
State Rep. LaMar Lemmons III, the Detroit Democrat who sponsored the House bill, said the law could help the city draw students back into the public school system, which has lost about 20,000 students in the last two years to charter, private and suburban schools.

[ cf Freep: Detroit lawmaker pushes for all-boy, all-girl schools
ACLU threatens to sue if bill is passed
]
Which may be what is really behind the Crisis Of Faith in comrade Party Member Brookes current effort to work the New Mojo Move Forward on how things are different between boys and girls. I would recommend that you check out Hbisner's Look at the silly Monkey! where he does a really great crank.

Now of course, the question is how do we really deal with the real issues here.

How do we balance between the public duty to have an open and honest society in which there is the understanding that what is Egalitarian, in terms of the Law, is not Equalitarian where everyone is suppose to be all the same. And from there how do we deal with the whole matter of public education - especially in the growing failures of the No Child Left Behind Eschatology.