Friday, February 18, 2011

Two Things

First, from the Google cache, because the page is unreachable right now:

[Milwaukee, Wisconsin] MacIver News Service – For the first time in history, the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system will exceed $100,000.

That staggering figure was revealed last night at a meeting of the MPS School Board.

OK, so that's what the Wisconsin kerfuffle is about. You want to argue that you're a victim, fine; but it needs to be noted that you're a particularly well paid victim.

And second, this:
Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson led protesters Friday at the Capitol in civil rights-era chants and called the protest over Gov. Scott Walker's union cuts "a real Martin Luther King moment."

Good grief Jesse. MLK fought against real oppression. Your claim that this is "a real Martin Luther King moment" is a pejoration of what he stood for.