The Friday Funny

Pablo via Jeff on cheap broadband for the poor.

Is there any point in having a job anymore?

Or if you prefer the Obama quote:

“Securing America’s competitiveness in a global economy means making sure that every American has access to high-speed broadband Internet and is able to take advantage of it,” President Barack Obama said in a statement supporting the initiative.

Occupy and Penn

Warren Meyer has a good piece in Forbes about the misallocation of resources ala high education.

The signals we send to kids making their higher education plans have disconnected them from reality in a number of fundamental ways, causing them to make bad decisions for themselves and the broader economy………….Go ask an Ivy League college about what I have written and they will give you a disdainful “What do you think we are, a grubby trade school” look and argue that they are creating great human beings who are better prepared for society.

Are they? Perhaps in some ways, but I am not sure their graduates are going to be very grounded in reality. After all, how could any group that is at all in touch with the realities of the modern economy be doubling the number of journalists they produce while actually reducing the number of computer science grads? ………….
Yes, we will have to bail out some student loans, and it will likely cost us tens of billions of dollars. But that cost will be trivial compared to the toll that thirty years of mis-directed education will take on the economy.

Connect that to the occupy movements and their idiocy that is far from grounded in reality and then connect it all to the rioters at Penn State rioting over the firing of a man who did not report a child molester. (at the least)

Obviously, the real horror here is in the alleged criminal conduct. But there’s a larger point to be made here. People keep saying the cover-up proves the corruption of college football. Maybe so.
But what about the riots? These aren’t simply a product of football culture, they’re a product of a campus culture that teaches students they have an absolute right to whatever their hearts desire, starting with a fun-filled college experience and, afterwards, a rewarding career.
Imbued with a sense of victimhood, entitlement and cultivated grievance that can only be taught, their preferred response to inconvenience is a temper tantrum.

It isn’t pretty out there.

Chicago and the Cain Accusers

The view from 10,000 feet of the Cain accusers. Can you say Chicago? Hmmmmmmmmm.

It’s worth a full read.
ht John Galt

Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.

So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago:………….The Daley-controlled IRA works hand in glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator………………..The reason all this is relevant is that both Axelrod and Daley have a history of smearing political opponents by digging up claims of sexual misconduct against them.