Hits and Misses

0cef36002dfab43ea781410a2a008670David Freidman on why the debt limit has no effect on the government’s ability to make Social Security payments.

Can knees predict the weather?

Michelle Rhee’s teacher evaluation program actually worked.

Mosquito found with 46 million year old blood; but alas, animal DNA (unlike the premise of Jurassic Park) can’t survive inside fossilized insects.

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  1. BHS says:

    “David Freidman on why the debt limit has no effect on the government’s ability to make Social Security payments.”

    Too bad it’s a lot easier just to use scare tactics than explain how that works.

  2. Jill says:

    Can knees predict the weather?

    “Take a pain reliever or anti-inflammatory in advance if a storm or cold weather is forecast.”

    Do we really need to be advocating this?

  3. JD says:

    “Mosquito found with 46 million year old blood; but alas, animal DNA (unlike the premise of Jurassic Park) can’t survive inside fossilized insects.”

    I feel like I’ve been lied to. What good is it?

  4. JD says:

    “Michelle Rhee’s teacher evaluation program actually worked.”

    Of course teachers matter, but don’t let this fool you into thinking we need to just throw money at teachers.

  5. Dewaine says:

    “Can knees predict the weather?”

    Ummm… yes. Haven’t old people been saying this forever?

  6. Lucas says:

    The majority of people opposed to teacher evaluations are in fact the teacher unions.

    • Dewaine says:

      Exactly. Performance based pay is a great idea. Impediments to quality education nearly exclusively come from the left.

  7. Buster says:

    Can knees predict the weather?

    That’s an old wives’ tale. Whenever the pressure changes, people with injuries or arthritis experience pain. You could get better predictive power by watching a barometer. If the barometric pressure is falling, expect bad weather and pain!