Just some odds and ends thoughts about the chaos du jour and a few other things.
When Is Verdict Vote Permanent?
When the SCOTUS opinion on Roe got leaked, the first thing I thought was that it was a call for a political assassination. If someone bumped off, say, Clarence Thomas, then Biden would get to name his replacement. Would Thomas' vote on the initial consensus count?
I liked the fact that CNN got another leak letting everyone know that Roberts was cool with the whole abortion thing, even if he supported the Mississippi law in question. That would narrow down the potential victims, allowing would-be goons to concentrate on the right ones.
Anyway, overturning Roe just means we get to vote on the thing at the state level. Why are the Progs so against us voting?
Twitter Is Getting Better
My mentions have tripled and my follows are going up, too, since Elon bought Twitter even though he hasn't taken control yet. I never doubted that I was being suppressed. It's gratifying to see what things should have been like all along.
All Elon wants to do, at least as far as I can tell, is let everyone talk. The Progs are enraged about this. They don't want us to vote and they don't want us to talk.
A Ministry Of Truth?
It's ludicrous. I don't know what they're smoking in DC, but the whole concept that government officials, all of whom are overseen by politicians, are in any position to let us know what is and what isn't disinformation is hilarious.
Or it would be hilarious if we still had any comics left.
The Progs don't want us to vote, they don't want us to talk and they don't want us to have many sources of information. It's almost like all they want is for us to shut up and obey. Good luck with that.
Black High School Reading Test Scores
They're as bad as you think. Source.
Half of all black 12th graders read below the basic level. They are effectively illiterate. Here's what basic level means.
Twelfth-grade students performing at the NAEP Basic level should be able to identify elements of meaning and form and relate them to the overall meaning of the text. They should be able to make inferences, develop interpretations, make connections between texts, and draw conclusions; and they should be able to provide some support for each. They should be able to interpret the meaning of a word as it is used in the text.
Geezey Moe. Not only are the results horrible, but they're getting progressively worse.
Meanwhile, per-pupil spending has gone up and up and up. I wonder if it might be time for us to try something other than pouring money on our schools. Maybe we could look into family structures or something like that.