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FIVE DAYS UNTIL BUSINESS AND BURLESQUE And as we work on the final details at the we are STOKED at how things are coming together. What is this silliness? An event for women entrepreneurs with speakers on finding business funding, creating a strong web presence and unleashing your inner magic, plus dinner, door prizes AND a fun burlesque lesson! Get a ticket for $25 bucks when you use the promo code GRIND when you click here!

COULD THE OIL AND GAS BILL BANKRUPT COLORADO? Weld County Commission Chairwoman Barbara Kirkmeyer and Chairman Pro Tem Mike Freeman say it very well could and they are not just whistling Dixie. There are so many unintended consequences to this bill, from housing prices being devastated to tax bases being crushed to businesses serving those working in oil and gas losing their livelihoods. I sure hope the Democrats think about these things before they pass this bill, but I don't know if they even care.

YOUR TOILET SEAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE At least this fancy new toilet seat that can tell you things about your heart rate and oxygenation levels. Soon you can get a mini checkup with your morning constitutional.

COULD THE MUELLER REPORT BE COMING TODAY? I have a feeling this is going to be VERY disappointing for many liberals, so treat them gently when it comes out. A newly noticed letter by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sent last June to Senator Chuck Grassley lays the groundwork for that disappointment by sharing that an unindicted people mentioned in the report will not be trashed because they are unindicted. That means don't expect them to put Trump on full blast. We'll see how Dems rush to condemn Mueller if he comes up dry, and since no more indictments are expected, that seems to be the case.

IF YOU POST YOUR STUPID CRAP ON SOCIAL MEDIA IT COULD BE HARDER TO GET INSURANCE Insurance companies are pulling out all the stops to make sure you are a good insurance risk and that includes checking your social media to make sure you don't live life like an idiot.

WHY DON'T ASIAN STUDENTS COUNT AS "DIVERSITY"? The elite high schools in New York have a diversity problem and AOC and her socialist cohort Mayor Bill DeBlasio have an answer...make it easier to get black and brown kids in. But they ignore is that it isn't white kids over represented in the populations of these high schools. it's Asian kids by a long way. From TheFederalist:

Her math is correct, but what she fails to mention is that while Asian students make up only 15 percent of all students in New York, they are a whopping 74 percent of students at Stuyvesant, the school she references. She claims this is inequity and represents a racial wealth gap. But exactly what systems does she believe that New York City has in place that can explain the extraordinary achievements of Asian students? Are Asians getting better schools? More resources? In what way are Asians the beneficiaries of a racial wealth gap?

The article goes on to explain the myriad of reasons Asian students excel, which would seem to me to be a great starting point to figure out how to help black and brown kids succeed, right? But it's more complicated than that.

No, the first and foremost important factors are cultural. And that isn’t new. Fifty years ago it was Jews disproportionately filling these schools. The Asian community in New York City puts enormous value in education. This explains a lot of the disparity. This is just expected of these kids, and they value it.
More than that, Asians in New York City have a higher rate of two-parent households. This is an incredible advantage for their children academically. It fosters engagement with classwork and homework, and the ability for parents to spend more time focused on their children’s education.
This is an issue the left just refuses to admit is a problem. If only we spend more money on public schools, if only we lower standards, then it won’t matter what a child’s home life is like. The state will take its place. The state, rather than family, will instill a desire to thrive academically.

The answer is not lowering standards, it's trying to reinforce values that help kids succeed, and that is from the family, not the state.




THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST COLUMN ON FREE MARKETS I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE And it lays out the case beautifully that free markets are the far more moral choice than the central planning inherent in socialism.

SO WHO IS HAVING MORE SEX OVER FIFTY? This isn't super surprising but still interesting to me. It seems if you want to have sex with a lot of partners, you want to be a wealthy man or a poor man. It's true, read all about it here.

DEMOCRATS ARE SKIPPING AIPAC BUT THEY AREN'T ANTI-SEMITIC Several 2020 Dem POTUS candidates are skipping AIPAC to pander to and this should go a long way to prove they aren't anti-Semitic, amiright? I'm just wondering how long American Democratic Jews are going to put up with being made second class citizens by the party they donate to so generously.

NOW SOME OLD SCHOOL LL COOL J And if you are sensitive to naughty language and sexually suggestive lyrics, just skip this. BUT DANG I LOVE THIS SONG.

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