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Amusing contrast between Minnesota and Arizona.  Georgia's not all that different from Arizona.

I'm thinking to upgrade my status from "rancher" to "banker", as portrayed in this article:
Our old friend Susan Vass has had a productive career in stand-up comedy making people laugh for a living. I'm not sure if she's still working, but she still thinks funny thoughts. She has forwarde...
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The anonymous former journalist tosses out this beauty:  "Nobody cares. Nobody misses us. Nobody wants to hire us despite the years of journalistic experience . . ."

That deserves a "wwwwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!"

She follows up with: "It was a different time and the level of reporting was held to a standard of excellence missing now."

Uhm, no.  I abandoned daily newspapers back in 1995 because the content was infuriatingly distorted.  It took me quite a few years to reach that point - - I later figured out that I'd been lied to, both directly and by omission, by the mainstream media since my childhood.

So this deluded soul thinks she and her fellow unemployed journalists are the victims of an industry that's recently turned to backstabbing in its effort to survive.  In my not-so-humble opinion, she's an icon of karmic justice.

I will celebrate every such layoff as new media, with its multitude of sources and viewpoints, supplants the rotten old guard.  The old guard has done enormous damage to me, my family, my community, and my country.  I will not mourn it.
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There's a super-leftist organization called "By Any Means Necessary".  It refuses to hide its exteme value choices behind sympathetic rhetoric.  Principled, if disgusting (to me).

But the left as a whole works this way.  They excuse egregious bad behavior, both personal and political, as long as their political goals are advancing.  Here's another example:
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Venezuela's economy has been pushed into collapse as the heirs of Chavez tried to hold his socialist vision together (by force).  Unfortunately for Venezuelans, that doesn't work.

A key point in Richard Fernandez' essay:

"The reason why collapse, especially that caused by socialism, is so utterly complete is that the damage remains hidden for so long. The design margin is used up; savings are depleted; the institutions are hollowed out; public morality becomes perverted and education becomes nothing but a credential — and it all happens out of the public eye. Only when everything is used up, as in Venezuela, when the whole edifice implodes, as if by magic, does the cumulative effect become manifest."
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The anonymous former journalist tosses out this beauty:  "Nobody cares. Nobody misses us. Nobody wants to hire us despite the years of journalistic experience . . ."

That deserves a "wwwwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!"

She follows up with: "It was a different time and the level of reporting was held to a standard of excellence missing now."

Uhm, no.  I abandoned daily newspapers back in 1995 because the content was infuriatingly distorted.  It took me quite a few years to reach that point - - I later figured out that I'd been lied to, both directly and by omission, by the mainstream media since my childhood.

So this deluded soul thinks she and her fellow unemployed journalists are the victims of an industry that's recently turned to backstabbing in its effort to survive.  In my not-so-humble opinion, she's an icon of karmic justice.

I will celebrate every such layoff as new media, with its multitude of sources and viewpoints, supplants the rotten old guard.  The old guard has done enormous damage to me, my family, my community, and my country.  I will not mourn it.
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So says the blacksmith at the livery stable.

Jobs change, you need a variety of skills.
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Unrestrained government is a scourge brought to us by statists.
When we let government get big enough to "give" us stuff (other people's stuff), it is big enough to deny us, too.
The real losers are not just the next generation of innovators but also customers who lose out on more ways of getting what they need or want.
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James Delingpole's writing is sometimes a bit hyperbolic, but his points in this essay are right on.  Why do the well-documented environmentally destructive aspects of "green" energy get a pass?

And why are so many environmental organizations grasping at straws to sustain the climate alarmist storyline?
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As Andrew explains so well, political correctness is the left's favorite tool to silence conservatives.  Yes, you should talk to your friends, family, neighbors, and acquaintances about politics (and religion, too).

Yes, there are places and times where silence is appropriate, but only when it is honored by all sides.  Political BS must be challenged, or it flourishes.  Whenever you "let it slide", you've surrendered to the "shut up" campaign.
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I was involved in the push to pass right-to-carry legislation in South Carolina, including attending committee hearings on it.  The march of freedom since then has been heartening.

Side note:  the patchwork changes in concealed carry laws made John Lott's research dramatically more accurate.  Violent crime rates dropped significantly more in shall-issue states than in others, especially in the two or three years after the change.  With some changes happening in good economic times, and others in bad, and more in between, the effect of the law changes could be distinguished from other effects.

One of the take-aways is that a down economy is not the crime motivator that leftists try to make people think it is.
 
An oldie but a goodie, considering the 9th circuit decision today. 
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