Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Because policemen are just too damn heavy...

Title from this list.

So the Vice President goes off on people that don't want to have the Feds bail out the states for a couple years, yet again.

What I find intersting here is not so much that Biden is using the threat of rape and death to justify more education spending (he talks alot about police in a bill that is an 86% teacher's union sop), but that he thinks that if you call the police the goblins and rapists will obliginly wait until the fuzz arrive.

“Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape,” he continued. “It’s not temporary to that woman.

“It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and a gun is being pointed to his head,” he continued, “if a cop shows up and he’s not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner.

That right, there's the only-ones collectivist attitude. The citizen shouldn't defend herself, no she should call the police and quietly wait for them to arrive... provided she's paid enough.

Ahhh, extortion. And like any protection racket, the police are under no obligation to acutally -you know- protect you.

Course the idea that the "Police will always get there in time to save you" is a fallacy so absurd that even university officials are admitting it. Not that that is enough for them to advocate effective self-defense tools.

And here's another example of the "Call the Authorities" crowd. Nicholas Kristof of The NY Times must think he's pretty clever for declaring that without Obama's new education bill there won't be enough police to protect John Bohner from rampaging tigers. Yes, really. Reminds me of the Bear Patrol from that old Simpsons episode.

Oh, and the added bonus of refusing an increase (nearly 9/10 of wich doesn't go to police) being magically transformed into "cutbacks".

Speaking of all that "education" money. What does it do? Well...

Public-school staff hires have significantly outpaced student enrollment in recent decades. Since 1970, public-school staffs have increased by 83 percent. Over the same time period, student enrollment rose just 7 percent.

Meanwhile, the teacher “share” of staff positions has declined dramatically. In 1950, teachers constituted more than 70 percent of school staff. By 2006, that figure had declined to just 51 percent. Fifty years ago, there were 2.36 teachers for every non-teacher on the employment rolls of public school districts; today, the ratio is closer to one-to-one.

Clearly, it's all for the children, and if you don't agree then you're on the side of the convenience-store-robbing, rape-tigers.

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