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Is there bias in the media? Perish the Thought. by The Elephant's Child

Many people by now have seen the videos of CNN reporter Susan Rosegen demonstrating, for the uninitiated, media bias at it’s most blatant, at an Illinois Tea Party last week.  Poor Susan made headlines herself for her perfect portrayal of political bias.  Objectivity anyone?  Bill Whittle explains Media bias, at Pajamas Media TV.

A Lesson in Socialism by American Elephant
April 20, 2009, 6:20 pm
Filed under: Economy, Education, Politics, Socialism | Tags: ,

An economics professor gives his students a stark lesson in socialism:

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student, but had once failed an entire class.

The students insisted that socialism worked since no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.”

“All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade.”

After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who had studied hard were upset while the students who had studied very little were happy.

But, as the second test rolled around, the students who had studied little studied even less and the ones who had studied hard decided that since they couldn’t make an A, they also studied less. The second Test average was a D.

No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average grade was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling, all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else.

To their great surprise all failed. The professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder people try to succeed the greater their reward (capitalism) but when a government takes all the reward away (socialism) no one will try or succeed.

Author unknown.

The Best Movie of the Summer Will Be… by American Elephant


Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince — if the new trailer is any indication. Watch it in high resolution here.

Naturally, the books are better. They always are.  If you haven’t read them yet, I highly recommend them, but you need to start with book one. The Half-Blood Prince is one of the top-two in the series. Enormously entertaining. I read it straight through the day it arrived. The movie promises to be just as exciting.

I can hardly wait!

pffft! I can do that! by American Elephant
April 20, 2009, 4:51 pm
Filed under: Humor, News of the Weird, Sports, YouTube

(and by “that” I mean stand stupified in the background like those folks at the end)

Ouch! Ahhhh! by American Elephant
April 20, 2009, 3:38 pm
Filed under: News, News of the Weird | Tags:

Woman gets shot in head, makes cup of tea.

(read the comments, they’re hilarious)

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