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It’s time for Friday Follies!!


From the pages of the forgotten media outlets, we have Friday’s Follies! highlighting that Don Quixote isn’t dead!

First up, Roger Ailes chums the Left! From Politico

Money quote when discussing his $2MM contract with Juan Williams…

“They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don’t want any other point of view. They don’t even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their propaganda. They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive.”

Air America with government funding. Heh. And of course the Left rises to the smell of dead and rotting fish (that would be their agenda, gentle readier) in the water. From the comments…

The only values Ailes has are gluttony and sloth.
Posted By: The only values Ailes has are gluttony and sloth. | November 18, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Don’t ya love it. A guy who pays a center-left commentator $2MM a year and his only values are gluttony and sloth. Heh. Pass the gluttony and sloth please! This idiot – who didn’t even post an attempt at an ID – probably thinks a guy who hires a terrorist to ghost write a sappy bio is an intellectual too.

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About that $24B budgetary shortfall in California… from The Wilted Grey Frump
Remember that the California budget crisis last year that Arnie and The Fools stepped up and made draconian budget cuts to balance? And less than a month later they’re faced with a $24B (and that’s just the first estimate) shortfall next year, not including shortfalls in the state employee pension system. While there are any number of black holes in the California budget, the one calling to us today is the state university system. I was fortunate, leaping forward in the 908 Time Machine, to be able to take a snapshot of the University of California at Berkeley. Unfortunately I was concentrating on the camera focus and missed the specific year, but I’m pretty sure it was in the very near future.

Bouncing back to today, heaven forbid that the Regents would attack the out of control administrative cost driven by federal money pouring into the system, so they are bumping “fees” – not tuition, heh – again this year. I happen to think that’s a great idea, but I’d take a chain saw to the admin costs as well. Anyway…

SAN FRANCISCO — With none of the protest that marred previous meetings, the University of California’s Board of Regents approved an 8 percent fee increase on Thursday, the second straight year that students have faced higher tuition.
The vote came a day after 13 people were arrested at the system’s San Francisco campus, as the police were forced to use pepper spray to disperse hundreds of students angry about the fee increase.

As usual, when liberals are faced with systemic problems they just nibble around the edges. Sooner or later somebody is going to have to face up to the disaster that IS California. Obviously, it won’t be this current bunch of fools.
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And finally, Darryl Issa move over! Again, from the moldy pages of the Grey Wench

Representative Darryl Issa is set to take over the House Oversight Committee in January and there’s talk about real hearings into the foolishness and out-and-out corruption of the current Administration. Well, it looks like Rep Issa may have some company in the hearings business.

WASHINGTON — The mixed verdict in the case of the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court on Wednesday quickly re-ignited a fierce debate over the Obama administration’s effort to restore the role of the traditional criminal justice system in handling terrorism prosecutions.
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“This is a tragic wake-up call to the Obama Administration to immediately abandon its ill-advised plan to try Guantanamo terrorists” in federal civilian courts, said Representative Peter King, Republican of New York. “We must treat them as wartime enemies and try them in military commissions at Guantanamo.”

Adding political force of such criticism, Mr. King is set to become the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee in January, and he promised to use oversight hearings to pressure the administration over its handling of terrorism trials.

Give ’em Hell Pete. This should be very interesting since Rep King has been one of the most outspoken critics of holding terrorism “trials” in federal courts.

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  1. nessa
    November 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Rep King heading the House Homeland Security Committee? That’ll put a knot in Janet’s panties…

  2. November 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    To clarify the California Regents’ action. In California, as I recall, the higher education system was set up so college would be “free” for in-state students (i.e. no tuition) while out-of-state students would pay tuition.

    BUT, the schools are allowed to charge “fees”, so therefore fee increases are how the Regents can raise the cost of schooling for all students. Indeed, the latest hike now increases the undergraduate “fees” for the University of California system to over $11K. (The other university system charges less in fees, but those have been rising substantially too.) Still no in-state tuition, though…

    • November 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      CT, you are correct as I recall as well. When I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo just prior to the Dark Ages, it cost me less than $250 per quarter to register. No tuition, just some paltry fees and a bloody fortune for books written by the people teaching the classes who demanded that every student show up with a “new” book.

      Methinks that the “no in-state tuition” days are about over. They may survive Jerry Brown, but sooner or later they’ve gotta get real.

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