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Monday, December 10, 2012

AN UNUSUAL DAY

Before we begin, make sure you read our prior post and the email from Jude Faccidomo about renewing your REGJB skip-the-line ID. 

From Nicholas Kristoff's Sunday Times Column:

THIS is what poverty sometimes looks like in America: parents here in Appalachian hill country pulling their children out of literacy classes. Moms and dads fear that if kids learn to read, they are less likely to qualify for a monthly check for having an intellectual disability....

This is painful for a liberal to admit, but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency. Our poverty programs do rescue many people, but other times they backfire.

The ironic thing is that it has taken an avowed collectivist to bring back the intellectual side of the conservative argument. Interesting article. 

It's snowing in Dallas and Fort Worth this Monday morning, which is very unusual.
The Dolphins got whupped this weekend, which is not unusual. 

There may be a scandal brewing with the Hialeah Police Department  (which is not unusual) and a possible coverup over the tragic accident in which a young woman was killed by an accident likely caused by a vehicle driven by an undercover Hialeah police officer. The Herald article is here.  

A Monkey was found shopping in an Toronto area Ikea store over the weekend, which is fairly unusual.  He was looking at some reasonably priced furniture, which is not unusual. 

The "Holiday Slow Down" ( (c) Rumpole 2012, all rights reserved) will be hitting the REGJB this week. Tell us who is in the trial, which is somewhat unusual for this time of year. 

Enjoy your week- 1 until the State of Florida executes former Sweetwater Police Officer Manuel Pardo for multiple murders and a few wrongly issued parking tickets; 14 shopping days until Christmas; 21 days until the fiscal cliff; 42 days until inauguration of Mitt Romney Barack Obama. 

See You In Court.  


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

First? Maybe. PD party- not so great. Dolphins lose- very expected.
Fiscal Cliff- ain't gonna happen.

Kristoff article- very thought provoking.

Rumpole's blog? Hands down the best.

That's it folks. I'm done. You've been a great audience, remember to tip your waitresses.

Anonymous said...

I remember as a Junior High School student that my very enlightened teacher made us read the journal of poor Appalachians and how they survived on the government assistance provided. Those images of starvation will never leave my mind.

I'm a liberal, but I agree with you. CONUNDRUM.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

Ram Emanuel said it "Democrats are retarded. Rump the majority of American's on public assistance are white republicans. The leading state is Alabama, Louisiana, Miss, mostly the red states account for the majority of public assistance do your research.

Every time I hear that point it piques me. If the playing field was leveraged including fare wages then perhaps this wouldn't be the case while the greedy ass republicans try and disadvantage and eat all the American economical pie.

Last but not least, I'm glad the dolgirls lost to Sanfrancisco, I cant stand Steve Ross, Jeff Ireland, or Joe Stupid.

Anonymous said...

AM: Fare? Really?