When you follow people of a different political persuasion - by which I mean people who cannot be persuaded they are wrong about anything - you get the cream of the conversation from the other side. Someone retweeted Naomi Klein:
What Obama refuses to get: There is no escape from furious enemies. The only protection is passionate and motivated friends.
Useful advice. Crystal-clear, too. Yes, that’s what the Administration should have relied on: friends. Maybe super-friends. Pity they just relied on pals, or good buds. Should America be attacked again by terrorists - who might qualify as “furious enemies” in the literal sense - we must send passionate friends to Yemen to protect the country.
Snark retweeted by someone, either because he approved or thought it tiresomely typical:
Since a robust economy demands a highly trained workforce, I’m assuming the cons are going to pour record corp $$$ into Higher Ed.
So much in so few characters. A robust economy indeed requires people with skills, but they’re usually not the sort of skills you get with Higher Ed. Quick! We’re opening up a factory next week. Get me as many English majors and sociologists as you can find! Also, lawyers! Higher Ed can impart a useful skill set, if one goes into science, engineering, or medicine. Liberal arts: pffft. (Says the English major.)
Second: corp money? Yes. Apparently it is the intention of the Republicans - I’m sorry, the teabagging Repukes, to use the technical term - to put CORP MONEY into the college system. Cons are just aslosh with CORP MONEY; bags are dropped off every morning along with the milk and newspapers. They’ll have to do something with it. But of course they won’t! They’ll hang on to the CORP MONEY so they can fund another election, where they will run on grinding the poor and the sick into a grey, nutritious slurry that will be fed to genetically modified pigs.