- I don't typically like judges imposing themselves into public policy, but the judge that stopped Mark Dayton's rush move to unionize day care workers did everyone a favor. There is no reason to believe that unionizing day cares does anything except provide an additional revenue stream for the unions. The judge suggested that the legislature might want to weigh in on the matter. And it certainly does.
- The latest polling suggests that Ron Paul has passed Mitt Romney among potential supporters in Iowa. While I continue to believe there isn't a chance in hell that Ron Paul will ever be president, some of his arguments, especially those concerning the economy, do make a lot of sense. I actually preferred Romney in 2008, but in this cycle things look rather different and his technocratic style seems out of touch with the times. I suspect that events are in going to be in the saddle in 2012.
- There's a lot that's wrong with college football right now. And the decision to put LSU and Alabama in the national championship game will not sit well with too many people outside of the southeast and the professional sports commentariat. Having said that, I have minimal sympathy for Boise State, which got shut out of the process again, because the entire thing revolves around something that Boise State can't really provide -- money. More people would rather see the Michigan Wolverines play in a major bowl game than care to see the plucky squad from Idaho. And the Michigan fan base can fill the stands in Louisiana much more easily than Boise State. That's just how it is.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Lightning Round - 120611
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