That's right. What's wrong with this picture is that Obama isn't in it.
James Taranto has the latest on the former Enron adviser, Paul Krugman:
Being a "distinguished professor" of economics at the City University of New York is nice work if you can get it. "During year-one," the boss explains in a letter to the new hire, "you will not be expected to teach or supervise students." In subsequent years, "you will teach one seminar per year." In addition, the boss informs the distinguished professor that he "will play a modest role in our public events" and "will be asked to contribute to the buildup" of one of the university's programs.
The pay is $225,000 a year, plus a $10,000 expense budget--and the distinguished prof gets summers off.
Gawker.com reports that CUNY's new distinguished professor is none other than former Enron adviser Paul Krugman. The program he'll be helping build up in exchange for this generous compensation is the Luxembourg Income Study Center and particularly its "inequality initiative."
Isn't that rich?
Yes, it turns out lamenting income inequality can be quite a lucrative occupation.
Posted by lumberjack at 9:20 PM
I got into a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, “I’m going to mop the floor with your face.”
I said, “You’ll be sorry.”
He said, “Oh yeah? Why?”
I said, “Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.”
I was walking down fifth avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel?
And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
Posted by lumberjack at 12:36 PM
Posted by lumberjack at 11:40 AM
I don't necessarily support militias, after all anyone can start one. But I'm also not sure I support our swat-enhanced bureaucrats.
Caution - language
Well this just doesn't look right. The page:
www.blm.gov/ nv/ st/ en/ fo/ lvfo/ blm_programs/ more/ trespass_cattle/ history_of_trepass.print.html
is gone, but if you google that page and pull up the cached version, it does look like they're stealing Bundy's cattle to make way for solar development. Bundy doesn't deserve this kind of treatment .
This should also bring up the cached page.
At least that explains the "endangered tortoise" blather. I grew up wondering why it was tortoises could forage next to cows and never get stepped on. But they do it. Maybe they're like Lego blocks for cows. Cows soon learn not to step on them.
MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, they can all google that cached page. Now lets see if they do.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:21 PM