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Update: Harvard Spoiled Kid

Eldo Kim

Eldo Kim


In my last post I wrote about the bomb threat at the Harvard campus on Tuesday.  It shut down the school for the day and caused final exams to be cancelled.  And students applauded.  It turns out one student must have clapped until his hands were raw:  Harvard Student, 20, Is Arrested In Connection With Campus Bomb Scare  

On an undated biography on the website for Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Kim identified himself as a research assistant helping to analyze “partisan taunting.” He also called himself a writer for the Harvard International Review and a dancer with the Harvard Breakers.  In addition, he claimed to enjoy “playing pool, trying new restaurants, watching terrible cult films, and playing with his Mini Schnauzer puppy.”

We have officially become brilliant….but stupid.  Successful….yet jaded.  We’ve achieved ‘having-it-all’ status but are empty in character.  When young people look at going to college (and a prestigious one at that) as a chore and just one more item to check off their ‘to-do’ list, we really are in trouble.  Not that long ago, it was an honor to attend a university and a way to attain success.  I find this particularly repulsive because I know how hard my Dad worked to help me get a college education.  I know how important it was to my Mom  – who was never able to graduate from high school – to achieve such a distinction.  I detest the idea that a kid today could have his priorities so out of whack that he’d rather call in a bomb threat and face prison than take his final exams.  Wow.


The New Normal?



I’m in Boston right now and of course the news is focused on the bomb threats at Harvard.  Both local and national media are covering this heavily….mostly because it’s Boston and it’s another bomb threat.  But what’s interesting is that as they show students and people on the Harvard campus walking by the TV cameras and carrying on their daily lives, they seemed unconcerned.  In fact, it’s been reported that Harvard students cheered when they were told finals were cancelled for the day.  Cheered?  There’s a bomb threat yet they cheer because college tests are avoided?  Welcome to the new ‘normal.’  Welcome to a world where all that’s paramount is short-term gratification.  It’s a world that most young people – thanks to my ‘Baby Boomer’ generation – only care about what might happen in the next nano-second with no concern for the long term.  A truly abnormal normal.

Harvard Students Applaud Bomb Threat After Final Exams Canceled  To fix this, Heritage has suggested a tax credit or tax deduction that would be the same for everyone. This would help offset the cost of insurance, making it more affordable.

Harvard Bomb Scare Forces Evacuations, Halts Final Exams

The Harvard Crimson has updates on Twitter and its Website


How to Help Uninsured Americans  To fix this, Heritage has suggested a tax credit or tax deduction that would be the same for everyone. This would help offset the cost of insurance, making it more affordable.

Why Hasn’t Jane Fonda’s $800G Charity Made Any Gifts Since 2006?  Bah Humbug, Hanoi Jane.

IRS Targeting, Round Two  The administration claims this rule is needed to clarify confusing tax laws. Hardly. The rule is the IRS’s new targeting program—only this time systematic, more effective, and with the force of law.  Yeah….those Tea Party groups need more regs but you go, Jane Fonda!!

LOL!  ANC Hires Garrett Morris as Sign Language Interpreter  A White House official applauded the move, saying HHS was looking into hiring Morris as the official sign language interpreter for videos found on the website Healthcare.gov.

Biden Gropes for Way to Knock ObamaCare Off Front Pages  Unfortunately for Biden and the O team, Biden’s latest headline-grabbing antic, no doubt choreographed to drive the ObamaCare news off the front pages, appears to involve grabbing of more than just news headlines.  YIKES!!!!

He's just a 'folksy' kinda guy.....

He’s just a ‘folksy’ kinda guy…..

Watch this when you get the time.  Mike Lee is brilliant.

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