Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here's a thought...

Here's a thought.

President-elect Obama chose not to send his kids to Chicago Public Schools, and then chose the head of the Chicago Public School District to be his education secretary.

Reminds me of that old saying...

What's not good enough for me, is good enough for everybody else. 

Or something like that.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

I blame housing porn...

I don't want to get in to what caused the economic crisis.  It's all complicated and controversial.

What most people can agree on, is that the underpinnings were built on a housing bubble.  Some blame Fannie and Freddie, some blame deregulation that led to lax lending standards.

Me... I blame housing porn.  I blame all those flip this, flip that, moving up, real estate pro's, trash T.V., etc...

Now I have a confession to make.  I was addicted to them.  Whenever I had a few moments to watch T.V., I could always count on one of these housing porn shows to entertain me.  

It got so bad, that my wife came to hate the word "pop".  As in, wow this room really "pops".

I'm a cynic.  I don't believe anything.  Yet, I fell for all the housing propaganda.  I can see what happened in the rest of the country.  Mass hysteria.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Media: there is no "foreclosure problem"

While I was driving today, I was listening to a radio show talk about the "foreclosure problem."

There is no "foreclosure problem", there is a "people bought more house than they can afford problem."

Got it?

I don't give a crap

Rhee Tackles Classroom Challenge -- Printout -- TIME:

Michelle Rhee:

"I don't give a crap.' Don't get me wrong. Creativity is good and whatever. But if the children don't know how to read, I don't care how creative you are. You're not doing your job."
I think I love her.

Via that Russo guy.