Speaking of Black-Outs, there was "Dark Warning" in Manhattan on Tuesday. I hope I am never in the city when there is a black out again!
Downsizing at the New York Times is one of the best pieces ever written at The American Thinker. Here's how the article begins:
A profitable company is to shutter a factory it built in 1992 as part of a much-hailed visionary strategy to take advantage of technology. But now it is just a cost to be cut. Eight hundred jobs, many of them well-paying blue collar positions (supposedly an endangered species) will disappear, while managerial and professional jobs are being protected.
Normally, this would be a juicy target for series of articles on the front and business pages of the New York Times. You know the drill: a parade of blue collar people victimized by the Bush administration, and now facing a bleak future. Meanwhile the insiders make out fine. There’s even a fat cat CEO whose compensation package has done a whole lot better than its profits or stock. If Howell Raines still were editor, he’d get at least 40 stories out of it.
But today, the company in question is the New York Times Company. So don’t expect the same rules to apply.
Nothing personal – it’s just business.
WOW! The New York Times has big issues!
The Sun Shines in "No Child" a new and compelling off-Broadway play. This sounds like a show for teachers to see this summer.
Speaking of "No Child Left Behind," Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings claims ignorance of a report out of HER OFFICE that demonstrates the relative parity to be found among achievements of public school and private school students. She also feigns ignorance as to why this report was released late on a Friday in summer. In fact, she says she prefers not to release information in this time honored manner of hiding a news story. Who is running your office anyway, Secretary Spellings?
The New York Daily News has the story on a new week-day morning program on the Fox Network coming this Fall. There won't be time for watching TV this autumn at 148 Home Avenue.
For anyone who attends or directs student instrumentalists, actors, dancers, or singers, you must see this wonderful post that speaks for all of us. Audience behavior at student performances has been on a steady decline for many years. Scheiss Weekly has this topic covered.
AJ Strata makes a point we've been making for a couple of weeks: let's hope Joe Lieberman loses the primary and wins the race! It punctuates the fringe, kook element that is alive and well in the democrat party!
Check Out The Party at TMH's Bacon Bits
Open Post at Stuck on Stupid