Friday Round Up

Read this. Then get on with your weekend.

The Hashtag for the Rest of Us: #OccupyWhiteHouse2012

The ones who falsely have been called terrorists and extremists and racists because they dared to object to trying the same socialist policies here that have failed everywhere they have been tried before.

Post Office’s Rescue Plan: Junk Mail
The Wall Street Journal

The agency, beset by historic losses and a plummet in first-class mail, is running promotions, easing rules and planning television and radio ads to encourage more businesses to send pitches by standard mail, the official term for bulk mailings used by marketers to prospect for customers.

The genesis of Occupy Wall Street distilled to two words: student loans
Bookworm Room

It’s pretty clear that a core issue animating these protesters is the ridiculous debt obligations that they voluntarily assumed. It’s therefore almost funny to see the working class union types leaping on board to help out kids whose demands, if acceded to, will pile ever greater debt on the ordinary working stiffs in America.

The Jobs Rule
Rich Lowry, National Review Online

Steve Jobs was the corporate titan even corporate-haters loved. The lefty website Nation of Change had a respectful notice of his passing, underneath a banner advertisement urging donations to “stand up to corporate power.” It apparently didn’t occur to anyone that he was the nation’s most influential corporate power.

#OccupyWallStreet’s Racist Speech Rule: White Men Last
Big Government

The Occupy Wall Street movement has adopted racist rules for speech at its nightly “General Assembly” meetings, according to which white men cannot speak unless preceded by some other type of person.

Born on this Day
1917 – June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)
1931 – Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
1943 – Joy Behar, American television personality
1957 – Michael W. Smith, American singer

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