I spent the day helping my “going to college” Little Bookworm select her classes. Let me just say that the college does not offer any American History classes, but it does offer gay history, Latino history, and black feminist history. The online catalog was a miracle of polemics, incoherence, political correctness, victim culture, cant, and appalling grammar. The real gem, though, came when we looked up one of the teachers on
The real gem, though, came when we looked up one of the teachers on Rate My Professors. I think the following review is the saddest thing I’ve ever read (and please note that the student was offering genuine praise, not sarcasm):
She was very good a facilitating the class so the active members of the Womyn’s Center were respectful and open to the point of veiw [sic] of the few boys who took the class.
And while we’re talking about the end of the world, here are some links you might like.
Terrorists target gunfree zones. John Lott explains why gun free zones are catnip to terrorists:
Just a couple of months ago, a young ISIS sympathizer planned a shooting at one of the largest churches in Detroit. An FBI wire recorded him explaining why he had picked the church as a target: “It’s easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news.”
Police are probably the single most important factor in stopping crime, but stopping a mass public shooting is an extremely dangerous proposition for officers and security guards alike. Attackers will generally first shoot any uniformed guards or officers who are present. During the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last year, the first person killed was the guard who was protecting the magazine’s offices.
Being able to choose the time and place of the attack gives terrorists a major strategic advantage. Last year, France learned that the hard way. In a city of 2.3 million people, there are simply too many possible targets for the police and military to protect. Parisians could take cellphone videos of terrorists just 12 yards away, but could do nothing but watch the slaughter. In the United States, we have about 628,000 police to protect 320 million Americans.