Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TURNING INSECTS into cyborg drones.
ONLINE: the accelerating pace of change in higher education.
[A]s the revolution proceeds, it will weed out lots of really useless and even harmful “higher education.” When students can do much if not all of their learning online, choosing among competing programs and courses, the lock that lazy and/or politicized professors had on students who had no choice but to take what their college offered will be broken. Higher education will cost less in the future and much of the current junk will be swept away.
Which, I hope, will be the enduring legacy of this education revolution.
TWITTER ACCOUNT mocks academic absurdity.
THE NFL ACCELERATES ITS RATING SLIDE: joins with social-justice warriors in the transgender bathroom brouhaha.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: California goes Confederate.

Progressives are what they hate.
SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY: automation can replace bureaucrats.

Automata can be hacked, but it doesn't leak.
KARMA'S A BITCH: Sneering DNC-MSM loses it when Trump calls on CBN and Townhall’s Katie Pavlich.

I was watching and noticed as well. Nearly spilled my popcorn....

A NEW YORK TOY MAKER is set to debut what it says is the first transgender doll available on the market.
The toy will have a genderless plastic mold typical of most dolls, is being tested for children eight years and older, and is expected to sell for $89.99.
So how do they know it's transgender?
RICHARD BRANSON (VIRGIN AIRLINES) SENDS A PRIVATE JET FOR THE OBAMAS so they can discuss how everybody is going to die from fossil fuel emissions.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the State of California, et al., v. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States.
A parody? Are you sure?
NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, who supports laws to limit the size of sugary drinks New Yorkers can buy, calls President Trump's tough stance on sanctuary cities a 'federal overreach'.

I don't think de Blasio knows what overreach means....
COURT OKS FEDERAL OFFICIALS taking control of private lands to save endangered frogs that don’t live there.

Just in case they might come back....
FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT fails again. Frankly, I wish they (and their academic counterparts) would divest. I'd make more money, and the environmentalists would get to enjoy the (polluting) wood fires and meager pensions they so richly deserve.
HEH. GLOBAL WARMING is about to cause tons of environmentally conscious Standing Rock protestors' garbage to turn toxic. (Which may affect the drinking water the environmentalists are so concerned about.)
LIGHTNING FROM ABOVE: a 'first of its kind' video of mysterious blue jets of electricity.
POWERLINE'S WEEK IN PICTURES is a bit late again. Here are some of my favorites:

As usual, go and see the rest.
I'M SO OLD I remember when liberals opposed military coups.

Perhaps those liberals should read more Instapundit.
SORRY, LIBERALS, but religious-freedom bills don’t permit your bigotry.