Month: September 2012
Mitt misses on education – students grading teachers is strategically flawed.
“I would love to have the students grade the teachers at the end of the year as opposed to just the other way around so that teachers get feedback. We did that when I got to graduate school. We got to grade the teachers and then it was published. They put it up for the whole … More Mitt misses on education – students grading teachers is strategically flawed.
The camel’s back has been broken – an undecided decides.
I enthusiastically voted for Obama in 2008 but the sloth like economic recovery and the endless war in Afghanistan have tempered that enthusiasm to the point that I would have carefully considered a credible alternative in 2012. I watched with disappointment as the fringe members of the Republican Party separated the wheat from the chaff … More The camel’s back has been broken – an undecided decides.
Pertussis, Politics and the Nirvana Fallacy (No Nirvana means no Obama?)
I was reminded of the Nirvana Fallacy when it appeared in “Pertussis outbreaks and vaccine effectiveness”, posted in Respectful Insolence on September 5, 2012. The point of the article is that those opposed to vaccinations will argue that vaccine effectiveness below 100% is “proof” that vaccinations are all ineffective and therefore should not be used … More Pertussis, Politics and the Nirvana Fallacy (No Nirvana means no Obama?)
“Job growth remains stagnant due to uncertainty about taxes and the cost of Obamacare.” Seriously?
Seriously? This statement is disingenuous at best and should be an insult to any person who believes in the spirit and power of American entrepreneurialism. It should be especially offensive to any small business person that is in the trenches of free market capitalism and understands the cold, unemotional basics of supply and demand. Is … More “Job growth remains stagnant due to uncertainty about taxes and the cost of Obamacare.” Seriously?