Monday, August 19, 2013

CIVIC PRIORITIES

From Alan Bean's blog, Friends of Justice:




By Alan Bean This map gives us the highest paid public employees by state. I would have thought social workers or school teachers would win the prize in at least one state. Sadly, no. On first glance, it appears that Blue states tend to favor basketball coaches while Red states lean toward football coaches. But that theory breaks down under close examination. Northern states, Blue and Red, are more likely to pay academics more than coaches. Must be the influence of that cool Canadian air. Vermont pays the big bucks to hockey coaches (another Canadian influence, obviously) but I bet they don’t get paid as well as the football and basketball gods.

12 comments:

Kolorado Kid said...

Hey, how about them Bronco? Payton should dedicate that game to fool Jim Irsay. Go BRONCO! that game make my day. Hell, it make my week! I am Colorado to teh core. Am graduate from University of Colorado with BS of Biology. I also love Obama! He my man and going to kick ass in Syria. YAY!

Douglas E said...

KK - interesting game; missed much of the first half due to a meeting, but the second half was quite amazing. End time was pretty late for this old man :-) Obama make a decision?? Unlikely!!

Bizzy Brain said...

You didn't miss much in the first half except a rookie Bronco dropping a punt at the one yard line. Ravens recovered and scored on the next play. I thought it was game over and it is a good thing no one could read Peyton's mind at that moment.

Douglas E said...

Bizzy - got home from my meeting just in time to see that - amazingly bad. Talked to mother Mary this morning and she admitted that she has switched from being a Colts fan to being a Broncos fan because "Peyton is such a nice boy." :-)

Bizzy Brain said...

I've always liked the Colts players, especially Peyton, but stopped being a Colts fan when Jim Irsay took over the team. The Colts are going to go nowhere without Peyton, despite wonder boy Andrew Luck. Am eager to see how new Bears coach, Marc Trestman, does. The Colts turned him down in favor of Chuck Pagano. Due to Pagano's cancer last season, assistant coach, Bruce Arians filled in and did an excellent job, and in my mind is a better coach than Pagano. Arians is now head coach at Arizona and I will be keeping track of how he does there. For me this season, a perfect football weekend will be Colts lose, Denver, Chicago, and Arizona win.

Bizzy Brain said...

Hey, Kolorado, nice that you're a "Bronco" fan, however the fact that you may vote and reproduce is truly depressing. If there are many more like you out there, the country is surely doomed.

Sick Sigma Sez said...

Kolorado, Obama could piss on the kitchen floor and call it Jack Daniels and you would get on your belly and lap it up.

Douglas E said...

I am not sure that Obama has much of a support constituency these days, and not even sure who that might be; the right has never supported him and the Republicans stated goal has been to make sure that he was only a one term President - fail. The left has been completely left down because of his lack of action on such issues as shutting down Guantanamo, and now thinking of bombing another country. Any thinking person in the middle has numerous issues with his actions or lack thereof. Good thing the can't run again, and at the rate he is going, he may be in Bush's league by the time of the end of his presidency.

Nostradumbass said...

I believe Obama’s hate for Israel knows no bounds, a hate even greater than he was for America. Thus I predict Obama will go through with the bombing of Syria regardless of what Congress or the American people think, in hopes of precipitating attacks from some of the Middle East maniacs against Israel, as they have pledged to do.

hoosierdaddy said...

So Cosa Nostra - why does Barry hate Israel?

Nostradumbass said...

Obama hates Israel because Satan hates Israel. The restoration and triumph of Israel in these end times spells Satan’s doom. And Obama, being a tool of the devil, does all in his power to carry out Satan’s will.
Obama attended a Jew-hating church for 20 years, the anything goes United Church of Christ, for those of you who may be curious. He loves and supports the Muslim Brotherhood, perhaps the most virulent Jew-haters in the history of the world. For decades, Egypt, under Hosni Mubarak, had no quarrel with Israel. Obama wanted Mubarak replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamd Morsi, Jew-hater extreme. He was recently overthrown, much to Obama’s chagrin.
Obama is making only token effort to deter Iran from developing nukes, because he knows Iran will use them to nuke Israel. Israel needs our bunker buster bombs to eliminate Iran's nuclear capability, however Obama won't sell or give them to Israel.
It goes on and on, but to answer your question another way, Obama hates Israel because the God of the Bible loves Israel.

Nostradumbass said...

Note to you fact checkers: the US has sold bunker bunker bombs to Israel in the past. The kind I’m referring to is the giant bunker buster that is the only weapon that would have a chance of destroying the Iranian nuclear fuel enrichment center at Fordo, which is buried more than 200 feet under a mountain outside the holy city of Qum. That one is not for sale.