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
See You In Court.