I think you are close with that, yet I feel it is the concept of chair and not the lack of a word. “Blank Slate” may go a lot deeper than what I was taught about human virtue and development as a being. Infants will look at things…people… what ever, then suddenly turn away. The research I had read said the child had taken in all that it could for the moment and then had to turn away so they could process what they saw. My late Mother talked of babies getting headaches from overstimulation and that could be linked to what I had read. I treat babies with care when I see them start to get tired from seeing too much. May be that is why I look away from the TV news so often even now…my bad.
May 9, 2014 at 11:20pm
I remember the shape of my baby teeth were not the shape of the teeth I would have…The memory would have come from feeling mom or dad’s teeth with my baby’s hand; before I was close to even getting my first set.
May 8, 2014 at 12:09pm
People who EARN their money through products and services have a vested interest toward FAIR wages. The nonworking welfare recipient does NOT have any interest toward wages, do they view their role as consumer as the equal or Better than the wage earner? Labor is NOT separated from consumer…enless Labor sees it’s self in a tribal or nationalistic sense that views others as adversaries. The abuse of Easy credits has also added to the devaluation of our money. Oh well…
 May 7, 2014 at 1:18pm
I feel that much of the Country’s economic troubles are based in the action of increasing consumer spending without increasing productivity. There are two areas in my mind. 1): welfare payments to the needy. This is not a problem as long as welfare functions as a hand up, but when it is used as an institutional handout such as ‘vote for me and I’ll help you get money for nothing’ then welfare does not increase the production of goods or services. 2): Minimum wage is fine when set by demand and is backed by increases in production. When minimum wage is raised by ‘government’ fiat it does not increase productivity in goods or services. Both areas increase consumer spending for groups of people yet this money they receive comes from other consumers who have been paid for products and services. As the money changes hands without additional value added, then the money is devalued and the cost of living goes up as society adjusts to the additional costs imposed. Our representatives are buying votes through increases in welfare and minimum wage laws with what is now borrowed money. I see too many stories about the poor verses the rich and if we ‘Just’ give the poor more money, life would be fairer. The poor, when they receive money for doing nothing means they are not producing or serving…lack of production does not allow growth…the poor will remain poor.
One of many conservative economic follies is the attachment to continual increases in productivity (and how you can paste it in to an argument about transfer payments is baffling to me, but we'll let that pass). Increases in productivity cannot go on forever, and if production is the sacred cow of economic policy all you wind up with is a failed policy: you wind up pushing an increasingly heavier stone up a steadily steepening hill. Also: a minimum wage cannot be set by demand, because from the buyer's standpoint (the buyer being an employer) the figure must always push toward zero. The more an employer can do with the fewest people employed, the better off the employer will be. Your argument inflicts a terrible downward trend on workers' wages.
April 16, 2014 at 4:37pm
Police say they want Americans to have firearms, yet once they get inside your house…all the guns will be taken. Think about that. Reading a story of a conceal carry license holder being all but stripped searched for a gun he was not carrying, his family members separated from one another by our zero tolerance police. Why these nudges and pushes now turning to shoves? Zero Tolerance toward the middle class Americans. Do “the powers that be” view the middle class as the army of revolt? Why use those terms, remember the Missouri list for domestic terrorists from several years back? Look them up, then read them while looking in a mirror and tell me what you see in the eyes of law enforcement as they look at you.
April 15, 2014 at 8:24pm
Self-defense is just that…self-defense. Self-defense is not 911, it is not the charges if they catch the criminal, it is not the plea bargain the state makes to clear their docket, it is not the time off for good behavior: self-defense is in your hands…sticks and stones…knives and guns. Sometime loud noises, sometimes dogs…Remember to be very careful around people with guns…they may shoot first and ask questions later, after they have control of the situation.
April 14, 2014 at 1:20pm
Bullies are protected by law, at most they face censure for their actions. When a Victim stands up against the Bully, the Victim is charged with the crime. IT IS THE LAW.
April 11, 2014 at 3:59pm
And to think for so many years I was told conservatives weren’t going into teaching due to their greedy nature, and here I am shown they were not getting hired because of their world view. How cool is that? No discussion, it is just the way we do things around here for the sake of educating our young adults. Can these students ever learn to look at life out of the shadows they have been taught at these schools?
I fail to see how getting paid a six figure salary while getting summers off is "cheap".
April 11, 2014 at 3:46pm
Why teach anything that’s wrong? They know the opposing views are failed abusive policies of the past. They are open minded, they are looking to a future where John Lennon’s song “Imagine” is the world’s anthem. The physics of human life is too complex so it must be controlled and contained and if they have to use their truth above others, they will. God Bless us all. Amen.
April 10, 2014 at 5:06pm
No “sorry” about it … she is that kind of person. And our President is….?
Bullies are protected by law: bullies use laws that provide governmental funding to accuse their victim of anything to be able to hurt them. The victim must protect themselves out of their own pocket and very rarely get to have the harassment stopped because the bully cries out that it is they that are the victim. This directly in line with these laws- we as law abiding citizens do NOT rise up to stop this…we are told that we can not separate gun control partitions from bills without destroying what we want done with the heart of the bill. Police are taking the guns out of “cold dead hands” and there is nothing we can do about it. No matter where a police officer is, all they have to say is that they felt threatened and the use of deadly force is justified. Police departments are being moved further away from the neighborhoods they are to work with. We have known that for nearly a century, yet we believe the budgetary needs, to centralize departments away from the people, have tied our hands. Not all democrats are Progressives and some republicans are Progressives- not all Liberals are Progressives and some Conservatives are Progressives: that may sound the same yet it isn’t. Think…Talk…Debate…Understand where you stand. Talk to your children, help them learn and listen to what they say, search for where what they say come from. As we are lined up for execution remember God loves us and has died for us to give us eternal life.
April 4, 2014 at 10:13pm
Dear Dick Cavet: Is there no one like you to fill Letterman’s spot? Two beers on an empty stomach and now I Know I could do Better than old David. Hire me, I need a job…my wife says I’m funny and she works for the IRS.
April 4, 2014 at 10:05pm
Kids will be kids, just have’n a little fun.
April 4, 2014 at 10:03pm
I was thinking this was our president’s “racist” grandmother…fearful of rowdies…or were these his “sons”??? You go, Tryvon, you go boy…
April 4, 2014 at 9:58pm
Maybe he is thinking of getting into the Senate, you know no one hires idiots for the Senate. And once in the senate he could vote on bills nobody reads.
March 19, 2014 at 5:23pm
I’m buying his book.
March 10, 2014 at 9:43pm
Wow…was this to pass under the radar? After all it is only $54 million…next to nothing for Washington D.C. Come on people lighten up. Aren’t our Rulers funny, kind of like the Marx Brothers in a black and white movie with the Keystone Cops (being played by the news media). How cute…I hope they can’t hurt themselves…or US.
February 17, 2014 at 7:16pm
Leave the IRS out of this, too many of the comments about the IRS are based in ignorance. Food stamps and the military?-is the Pentagon banking on the food stamp program to help cover their budget? No shock and awe, just full use of welfare money.
February 14, 2014 at 7:57pm
Free will does not excuse bad choices. There are family chores that have to be done. I do dishes, my wife mows the lawn. I pity the women that feel families only oppress.
February 10, 2014 at 7:46pm
In the United States, if you tear up a Bible-that’s Freedom of Speech. if you do the same to a koran then that is a hate crime. The Blaze agrees as far as I can tell.
Hate crimes exist for *selected protected* groups and are only applicable if the crime offends said groups: all LGBTs,, all non-whites, mozlems etc. Good luck if you commit a crime against a Transgender mozlem from somalia. Triple life at least.