April 8, 2013

RIP …

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:04 am

Margaret Thatcher.

UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: As would be expected, Michelle Malkin has the best collection of quotes from Lady Thatcher, along with this so-true statement of her own: “The world should mourn not just her passing, but that such leaders as the Iron Lady are so few and far between.”

Wow: NYT Coverage of Lew’s European Trip Carries Claim That U.S. ‘Has Entered a Cycle of Self-sustaining Economic Growth’

Your daily dose of inadvertent humor comes from an article by Annie Lowrey at the New York Times on Sunday evening (“Lew to Press for European Policy Changes”; also in today’s print edition).

In “covering” (from Washington?) Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s four-day European trip for meetings with EU leaders encouraging them to pursue “growth” policies — which in Keynesians’ fevered minds always really means “stimulus” and not genuine growth-driven initiatives — Lowrey wrote the following (bold is mine):

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AP Excerpts LA Times Editorial on Atlanta Cheating Scandal, Leaves Teachers Union’s Excuse on Cutting-Room Floor

In a roundup of editorial commentary published on Wednesday, the Associated Press excerpted an editorial at the Los Angeles Times condemning the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, which has thus far led to 35 arrests, including that the of the district’s former superintendent. “Somehow,” the excerpt omitted the specifics of the excuse-making on the part of the American Federation of Teachers and it President Randi Weingarten in the organization’s press release.

What AP excerpted, followed by the key passage it chose not to, follow the jump.

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (040813)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Archbishop Sample exhorts Portland to focus on Jesus

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Portland, Oregon:

Apr 3, 2013 / 04:19 pm

Archbishop Alexander Sample was installed as head of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore. on Tuesday, using his homily to encourage local Catholics to proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“Jesus is alive and has become for us the source of eternal life. By his death he has destroyed death, freed us from the corruption of sin and opened up for us the way to the Kingdom of Heaven,” he said April 2.

“We must always keep our eyes fixed on Jesus…It is always about him, and we must never lose sight of that.”

The 52-year-old archbishop encouraged Catholics to imitate St. Peter’s “bold and fearless proclamation of the Good News.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.