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    Can’t hold back no more

    I’m sorry! I can’t stand it any more!! I can’t hold back any longer!! GO RED SOX!!!…
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2003
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    Mountain preservation

    Well, The Nature Conservancy buys a lotta land (and is involved in lots of other fun stuff, too!). But look at how much protected land has been set aside in North Carolina. Looking at the left-most side of the map, I wonder how much of that “protected”…
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2003
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    Fear of plenty

    It seems the only thing that’s worse than scarcity to socialists is plenty. Look at all the fretting over “sprawl,” our “consumer culture,” &c. I guess it’s hard to play the role of Benevolent Allocator of resources and goods when there’s “too much” available.
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2003
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    That old “we’re running out” scare story

    The NCPIRG report richly deserves Paul’s lampooning. Socialists are forever trying to scare people with the old “at this rate, we’ll run out of X in so many years” scam. Back in the early 70s, it was the “Limits to Growth” report, foretelling of the imminent exhaustion of lots of…
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2003
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    Flawed teacher training

    Karen’s story about the new ETS study comparing teacher training internationally is worth reading, even though the study itself is a snooze. (What else would you expect from such an integral part of the education establishment as ETS?) The trouble with that study is that it only looks at…
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2003
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    NCPIRG in its Big Yellow Taxi

    The North Carolina Public Interest Research Group released a study this week that presses the panic button on the loss of the state’s open land. The report claims that “every day, we lose another 277 acres of North Carolina’s open space — an area bigger than 200 football fields…
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2003
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    The erratic Onion

    Jon correctly points out that sometimes when satirical writers (The Onion has no other kind) think they are being funny, they are unwittingly arguing a strong case. Federal spending on education IS useless and the sooner it stops, the better.
    Locker Room contributor, September 25, 2003
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    Re: handing over vast amount$

    George, The Onion yesterday wrote a spoof yesterday on this subject, although the spoof itself was informed of the same kind of thinking you’re writing about. (Which is basically this: This [government program] is a failure; it’s getting worse; and we need more of it! Give it more money!)…
    Locker Room contributor, September 25, 2003