Borepatchyes himsent us a motorcycle with a letter rolled into a tube and hidden inside the tail pipe:
I’d add in the collapse of the public education establishment to your excellent list. At the local level you see push back against the Teacher’s Unions even in blue states (New Jersey, Wisconsin) to loud public acclaim. At the higher education level you see a bubble of epic proportions that has gone as far as it can.
As you say, there’s no money left, and Obama’s insipid proposals to fund more student loans shows just how out of gas (intellectually speaking) the Left is. *That’s* the best they can do? And they say that they’re smarter than we are? LOL.
And the University faculty are an outstanding example of how the Left has become everything they despised. The faculty self-describe themselves as left or far left, but those Marxists have no problem with student loan programs that consume the entire net present value of their student’s lifetime income stream. “Sellouts” is too kind a label.
And it’s no longer possible to hide this from the Country in general, and the Millennials in particular.
Yes! Absolutely a miss on the Czars part.
Liberal education is collapsing all over the place. Even in Illinois, teachers unions are losing the tenure agreement, which means a school can fire a teacher for underperformance, malfeasance, corruption, or just because the teacher is annoying without any penalties.
Leftists took control of public education early on in its history as a simple form of progressive indoctrination. But while ten years ago millions of Americans would have nodded in agreement with a union head asking for more, today most Americans believe we spend too much per pupil only to receive third-rate educations. No one believes the myth that schools need more moneyrather, we perceive the money is going to corrupt union officials.
Excellent points all, and darn it but the Czar should have thought of this as well. Great work!
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.