There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college. One of President Obama´s most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia.(snip)This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced that because of ObamaCare, it will have to slash the hours of 400 of its employees
The dirty little secret of the academic world is that fulltime faculty hold adjunct faculty in low regard, and will stiff them in a new york minute, to preserve their own jobs. So I don´t expect to see much of a protest in the academic world over this health care mandate.
Adjuncts do a lot more work in the classroom than the tenured faculty. The tenured faculty are too busy playing academic politics, publishing books and articles that no one reads, and latching on the latest left-wing causes. Since they have tenure, they have the work ethic and drive of the average unionized Hostess baker. Henry Kissinger said that the politics of academia are the most fierce because there is so little at stake. I used to be an adjunct but quit when I realized that ALL of academia is just a giant scam. Academia exists primarily to provide cushy, overpaid jobs for far left-wing liberal Democrats and to provide a training ground for future liberal activists. There is no room for a conservative in modern academia.
Some of these over-rated so-called "perfessers" are so wrapped up in themselves, as a result of being pampered, adored and sucked-up to, that they can get away with saying most anything that sounds good and liberal. Most of these over-educated, white guilt-ridden, Volvo-driving, Birkenstock-wearing, bottled-water-drinking, Politically Correct, Xanax-disabled, Valium-dependent Liberal nincompoops could be standing in the middle of the rubble called Detroit getting the snot beat out of them and they´d still insist they´re right!
They voted for it. They need to shut up and pay. The government is printing 40 cents on the dollar, so raise their taxes 40%. Harrisburg and the other cities are bankrupt or going bankrupt, so increase taxes. The government employees need to retire at 55. Those government jobs are hard.
#14 - Oh, I know those ´superior´ people. One asked me if I was going to Canada now that O won - I said, no, I´m just going to hang around to say ´I told you so´ over and over and over and over and over ------
#14 gets the Post of the Day Award! We adjuncts have worked our butts off with no compensation for prep time or correcting papers or anything other than actual class time. That sucks. What also sucks is the way we are looked at and treated by full-time liberal jerk faculty. And dont get me started on applying for full time slots...twice I was passed over by fat black "chairwarmer" lazy women and once my application went into the garbage can(my wife witnessed this) when the person in charge of hiring realized I was Italian and not Hispanic! I am telling you the truth! I could write a book about the inequities of being a white conservative veteran in academia! It sucks! The entire system needs revamping, a complete overhaul....NOW!
I am afraid there will be no outrage by the moronic constituents that voted for BO a second time. One, because when the bleep hits the perennial fan, they will be too embarrased to speak out, and two, the never-ending lable of being a racist will chill any sort of criticism (even those who did not vote for him).
His racist rant is a thinly veiled suppression of speech and debate, like China, Russia and the ME. And it is being blindly followed by the press, schools, colleges, films and theater.
My only consolation in this disaster of an election is that the people who voted for the Kenyan are the ones who will likely suffer the most under his reign. For most conservatives, it mostly will be higher taxes. For BO supporters it will be underemployment or no job, no prospects, and subsistence living for their whole lives.
The most nauseating and greedy of all the public service employees are the members of academia. The private sector is so unaware of the comfortable working conditions and lives these parasites have. Particularly when it´s a husband/wife team. Just imagine what their combined salaries and/or pensions must be.
Any Obamacare costs incurred by academia will just be passed on to the students in higher tuition or paid by the state taxpayers for state schools. The tenured professors could care less about increased tuition.
Does MSNBC know that one of its hosts is receiving large amounts of money form an interest group whose political activities he covers? Does the network have any journalistic ethics guidelines at all? Elisha Krauss of truthrevolt.org presents the results of a search of Department of Labor archives showing the amounts of money Schultz has received from politically active organizations he covers: Schultz received at least $177,000 from labor unions in 2012; the average median income for an American family is around $44,000 a year. This year alone the DOL shows Schultz has been paid $75,000 by the AFL-CIO; just yesterday AFL-CIO Richard
How much in actual health care could have been paid for with the taxpayer amounts currently being spent on developing websites for people to sign up for health insurance plans they aren´t happy with?. Consider Oregon. According to the most recent numbers from the Kaiser Foundation the average cost of one day of in patient hospital care in Oregon was $2,967. Oregon has 36 hospitals with a total of 5916 beds, $300 million in state and federal funds used for Oregon to build its website. would pay for 101,112 days of hospitalization - enough to fill every hospital bed in Oregon
The liberal media starts to take the measure of a media figure they must be afraid of. Make that very, very afraid. Dan Zak of the Washington Post has a long and interesting article on Megyn Kelly, whose new show on Fox News Channel has become a major hit (snip)My gut instinct tells me that a media career, however successful, will not be the end point of Megyn Kelly´s professional achievement. In fact, I faintly recall that once upon a time there was a media figure with incredible charisma, intensity, and likability who decided that the nation needed conservative politics
The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as revealed by the roll-out of HealthCare.gov, is an epic public embarrassment, living up to predictions of a train wreck. We´re watching government at its most harmful and ineffectual. This is not rocket science -- no risky new technology is required; no laws of physics have to be invented or repealed. While the technology itself may present some challenges, problems like this more often than not stem from poor leadership, discipline, and accountability. We were privileged to spend our careers on a team responsible for the Aegis Combat System, a complex, mission
ObamaCare has as its modus operandi a focus on medical management by already beleaguered primary care physicians and para-health professionals, at the expense of medical and surgical specialists. The law´s administrators hope to control costs by cutting already bare-bones specialty physician payments, limiting medical technology and access to imaging, and instituting de facto health care rationing. Medicine has been increasingly high-tech and more specialist-oriented, resulting in better, albeit more expensive, care. To cut expenses, ObamaCare is naïvely turning to an outmoded model of health care delivery -- one that has been shown to have comparatively poor patient outcomes.
One of the most startling revelations of late was that Congress has not seen the videos made by the Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that were flying during that event we now call Benghazigate. This detail is one of many arising from the recent classified hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee in which five eye-witnesses to the event gave testimony for the first time (snip) The key point of the revelation is that not just that audio and video tapes of those events exist; that audio and video record was available to multiple command centers, commanders, and decision makers in
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013