Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Oh, come on!

According to the latest Olentangy mailing, "The dedicated volunteers of Olentangy's SCHOOL FUNDING ACTION COMMITTEE work to express the concerns of the community and board regarding the state's school funding system."

Dedicated? Oh, come on! The committee has only met once in three years.

Here's a tidbit from the minutes of the committee's last meeting (March 2010), "Scott Galloway added that there is a hole in the budget and it needs to be filled with economic development to help our tax base and take some of the pressure off the taxpayers."

Sure there is a big and growing hole in the budget. District employees are still getting over 6% salary increases (on average) in an economy that is struggling at best.

Why doesn't Scott reduce the budget to take pressure off of taxpayers? Why? Well, he would rather whine than represent the taxpayers. So, instead, he is chasing development that just won't happen.

And then he and the assorted district sycophants will blame the state via their resurrected dog-and-pony show -- the School Funding Action Committee.

These folks are amazing.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Olentangy does the impossible

According to the latest Board Business, "During the 2009-10 school year, the district reduced its budget by more than $10.2 million over the next four years."

Did you get that?

In the last school year the district reduced its budget (a one year document) by more than $10.2 million over the next four years.

Olentangy does the impossible with the help of doublespeak. It's 1984 all over again.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

To the collectivists, he really was Papa Joe

Just a fellow collectivists breacking some eggs to make an omelet. -- Jim

Over on the Blog at Mises.org:

It is just too much
Yuri Maltzev

Statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe. I have witnessed how happy Lithuanian youth were peeing on his fallen monument in the Park of Fallen Foibles in their capital Vilnius in 1991. Stalin killed more people than Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro and led the world in the worst socialist crimes.

To commemorate his “part of our history”, a statue of Stalin is included in the National D-Day Memorial dedicated in Bedford, Virginia, this Sunday, June 6. It is unbelievable how the idea of putting up a monument to a monster would come to anyone’s mind and – especially in Virginia – the cradle of our freedom! Sure enough erectors of the Stalin’s bust are soliciting funds from Obama and Virginia Governor Kaine to defray the cost of the monument to the mass murderer who exterminated millions of innocents in Europe and Asia and hated this country with such a passion that under his watch thousands of Americans were also killed in the dreadful Gulag. How can we void this?