Sixty-eight teams from 32 college basketball conferences were invited to the “Big Dance” (the NCAA College Basketball Tournament) this past March. In spite of Covid-19, it was a typical “March Madness”, with a big part of the madness being the lopsided tallies of teams representing each conference.
Leading all conferences in number of participants was the Big Ten with nine teams in the tourney. The Big 12 and ACC were next with seven, followed by the SEC with six, the Pac-12 with 5 and the Big East with 4. More than half of the tourney teams (38) were from these six conferences. The remaining 26 conferences had a meager 30 teams in the tourney — a measly 1.15 teams per conference.
Let me repeat that fact: Six conferences fielded 38 teams (50% of their 76 teams) in the tourney. The remaining 26 conferences sent 30 teams (11% of their 276 teams) to the Big Dance. Figuratively speaking, there is a wicked stepmother working hard to keep Cinderella from balling.
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This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue,
two college students with lots of school to do.
They both wanted a college education,
and this is how each paid their tuition...
They headed down to the U of El Paso,
where paying for school was a great big hassle.
Billy Joe worked, nose to the grindstone,
Bobbie Sue partied and got a student loan.
Go on, take tax money and run...
Billy Mack is a politician in Congress,
you know he don’t know what the facts is.
He ain't got a clue ‘bout fairness or justice,
he makes his livin' off of the people's taxes.
Bobbie Sue, whoa, whoa, she didn’t have to repay.
Billy Joe got shafted, wouldn’t you say?
She got the money, hey,
You know she got away.
Her degree was worthless, she’s on welfare today,
Singin' go on take tax money and run...
Go on, take tax money and run…
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR. The man. The myth. The … worst president of the twentieth century. He has some competition for the title, but here are three reasons to nominate him as worst:
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Fundamental to freedom is free speech. Free speech is the first freedom lost as despots seek and solidify power over people.
In his excellent article “The Fight for Free Speech” the late Walter E. Williams makes a compelling case for free speech and against the tyrannical trends trying to take away freedom of expression from political opponents. In the remainder of this post I excerpt several portions of Williams’ article.
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The “E” stands for “Excellence”, Walter E. (Edward) Williams would sometimes say about his middle initial, and, judging by his accomplishments, he was right.
Born in 1936 to a devoted and determined single mother, Walter overcame adversity to become a leading economist, scholar, political philosopher and defender of truth and reason. He passed away on December 2nd, 2020.
Walter achieved many things in his lifetime. He was a true champion of liberty, particularly of economic freedom, and was an outspoken and unapologetic critic of government policies harmful to minorities, and of false narratives blaming whites for the problems in minority communities.
Continue reading “Rest in Peace, Walter Excellence Williams”
The epithet of “racist” is used as a powerful political weapon by the Democrats and their allies to smear conservatives. I have yet to see any evidence of their claims of racism by Donald Trump, or by any other conservatives that they target. Nobody I have challenged to provide evidence of their supposed racism has ever produced any. Meanwhile, I have seen evidence of racism by Joe Biden and by other Democrats and their supporters, evidence that is hypocritically ignored, all in the name of partisan politics.
Continue reading “Trump vs Biden: Who’s the real racist?”
You would really have a hard time making this stuff up, never mind getting someone to believe it. But it’s true.
The University of Florida’s Anthropology department recently sponsored a town hall they specifically told white students not to attend. It was just for so-called “BIPOC” students, meaning students who are black, indigenous, or “people of color”. Here is part of the text from an email sent to all students who were enrolled in an anthropology course:
Continue reading “Nothing to see here, it’s just Colorism”
Controversy characterized last week’s NCAA track championships. A large contingent of athletes, administrators and fans were outraged by rules imposed on the participating teams by the NCAA’s College Track Championship committee. Athletes from half of the participating conferences were given sizable and insurmountable head starts in each and every event, guaranteeing top finishes and coveted championship hardware for the favored conferences.
Preposterous, isn’t it? Fake news, for sure. No one would stand for it. Yet a similar scenario unfolds each and every Division 1 (“FBS”) college football season with the so-called “College Football Playoff.”
Truly preposterous is the fact that it all happens with the blessing of the NCAA, which is ostensibly “committed to providing a fair, inclusive and fulfilling environment for student-athletes and fans.”
Here’s how the scheme works:
Continue reading “A Perennial Perversion of Fair Play”
… Police said it all started when some guys talked on Facebook and planned a meeting to sell a PlayStation.
According to police, the man who tried to turn the sale into a robbery ended up being shot by one of the victims … [who] was lawfully carrying a gun concealed and that this was a case of either shoot or be shot.
Police said the victims told them … [Miel] Santiago walked towards them and pulled a gun out of his waistband. Police said one of the victims pulled out a gun too and fired at Santiago, hitting him in the leg….
Police said the victims called 911 and stayed at the scene until police arrived…. Santiago is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts recklessly endangering another person, as well as carrying a firearm without a license, criminal mischief and conspiracy.
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