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David Brooks To Teach Next Generation Of Elites To Be ‘Humble,’ At Yale

Yes, by virtue of his New York Times column and his occasional PBS appearances, David Brooks has been qualified to teach something. And — get this — it is a class in HUMILITY. Which will be taught to the children of the 1% at Yale. ¬†Everything about this begs to be made fun of. Read more on David Brooks To Teach Next Generation Of Elites To Be ‘Humble,’ At Yale…
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Barack Obama Thinks He’s Pretty Cool

Oh dear. Looks like it’s about time for Michelle Obama to deploy one of those “he farts in his sleep and never flosses”-style truth bombs, because the Hawaiian Unicorn is getting a leetle too big for his britches. “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” Barack Obama told a group of House Democrats, who promptly wrote down this embarrassing quote verbatim and called up their reporter friends to tattle on him. Barry should take a page from our current president’s playbook and work on becoming a symbol of America returning to our worst traditions. [Washington Post] Read more on Barack Obama Thinks He’s Pretty Cool…
 

Even Laying and Collecting Excises Begins to Bore Them

America, your lawmakers are bored. By Tuesday morning cooler heads prevailed, and the number of votes was pared back to three. By that time, though, all of the scheduled hearings had been canceled, leaving a lot of miffed and sheepish senators. “I look around,” Mr. Lott said, “and think, ‘Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid?’ “ Senator Ted Stevens, Republican of Alaska, said, “It’s sort of arrogant of us, isn’t it, scheduling them and then not keeping our appointments?” Read more on Even Laying and Collecting Excises Begins to Bore Them…