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Archive for the ‘unions’ Category

Chicago teachers are on strike. Remember this teacher?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

I’m sure this one is at the front of the picket line:

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Wisconsin by the numbers.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

As Peggy Noonan pointed out in a recent WSJ column, before Gov. Walker allowed Wisconsin government employees to choose whether they wanted union dues taken from their paychecks, there were 62,218 dues-paying members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  The number of AFSCME members after being allowed to choose: 28,785.  That’s more than a 50% drop.

This proves one thing: the public employee unions are not the Borg™ and resistance is NOT futile.

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Taking the educators to school

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

In Which the Inestimable Mr. Denninger Puts Some Effin’ Knowledge to the Education Bureaucracy – And the Math Doesn’t Lie

Public education in this country is a disaster, and anyone not blind can see it:

In New Jersey, students have as many as three chances to pass the state high-school exit exam. That’s right — three. Three chances to earn a passing grade of 50 percent on a test that is written at the middle-school level. Students have three chances to score 50 percent or better on a middle-school-level test in order to graduate high school.

The City of Newark spends about $22,000 per child per year to get these dismal results.

What does the educational bureaucracy say to this staggering indictment of its ability to perform?    Jam its head in the sand: (more…)

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Chris Christie is more than OK

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

This is why Chris Christie is a badasss:

Chris Christie: The Scourge of Trenton

The article details just how Christie went about shaking up the entrenched tax-and-spend clique in New Jersey.  If it worked there, where else could it work?

(via Ace‘s sidebar)

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Chris Christie’s Greatest Hits

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

-Wiccapundit

Readers of this blog should be well aware of my admiration for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s take-no-prisoners approach to governing a state that is in financial crisis.  I have previously posted videos of some of his short speeches here.  For your convenience, here is a link to a “best of” collection of eight of them:

Chris Christie Highlights

Glenn Beck calls this “common sense porn.”  Heh.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: Current highest recorded milliBronson level

Friday, June 4th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

As all readers of this blog know (or should), the internationally recognized measure of baddassitude is the Bronson.  Charles Bronson is the standard, at 1 Bronson.  All others are measured in milliBronsons.  This video shows why N.J. Governor Chris Christie’s milliBronson reading continues to increase…

Stolen shamelessly from Ace.

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