What Good People Want To Be When They Grow Up

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When one’s vocabulary shrinks to one word––“No!”––the mind trains the body to perform sick tricks. While sitting on their hands the anti-government slugs have taught themselves to point a finger of blame all around. This finger has yet to develop the flexibility enabling it to turn itself around.
There’s more good news for them to complain about. College students prefer to work in government. In a survey of recent college grads, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, students expecting to graduate with B.A. degrees by the end of 2013 chose government work as their top choice, with human services, education, and social services their next highest preferences. Far below in their rankings were careers in finance, retail trade, computer and electronic manufacturing, other manufacturing, and oil and gas extraction.
We told you so, is what the nay-saying fickle finger must be telling itself. Government is bad, and this generation of college students has turned out bad because of it. Their schools and teachers are also bad, because when children go to schools where cooperation and self-esteem are taught they want to make a career out of what they’ve learned. A generation of young people who care so deeply about government, human services, education, and social services that they actually want to get paid for doing things like that must be suffering from the morally corrosive influence of ObamaCare. Why, these anti-Darwin social Darwinists must be asking themselves, can’t everyone be like us, busy devising new ways to cut government, human services, education, and social services? How can so many students get college degrees without believing that making a lot of money enriches lives? Why do they put so little faith in oil and gas extraction? Don’t they believe in futures? Continue reading

Continental Winds Monday 1/27/14 about 9AM

Here’s what the continental winds looked like around 9:00AM 20140127…

The Sea Wing Disaster of 1890 by Fred Johnson @ GCHS Jan 26 2014

Fred Johnson, Red Wing historian introduces his new book on the Sea Wing Disaster that killed 98 people in Lake Pepin in 1890. About 50 minutes. Filmed at the Goodhue Co. History Society 1166 Oak St, Red Wing, MN 55066 (651) 388-6024. Fred’s book will be available in June/July 2014. Call the GCHS at 388-6024 for details. And of course you could pre-order and you could join the GCHS !!!