The truth hurts:
Colleges are hotbeds of leftist / liberal thinking.
So, why aren’t leftists / liberals up in arms over the massive pay of college football coaches salaries? For example, Michigan State just gave their entire coaching staff a big pay raise:
On Tuesday, the university showed it is committed to remaining in the same category by amending the contracts of coach Mark Dantonio and his entire staff, giving the head coach a substantial raise and making assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi the highest-paid assistant in the Big Ten.
Dantonio’s new deal adds a year to his current contract — he’s now signed on for six years — and raises his base salary from $682,905 to $2 million. He also saw his supplemental income increased to $1 million from $869,000, and had $86,000 added to his contingent annual base, up from $200,000. He also will continue to receive $100,000 from his shoe/apparel agreement and $50,000 guaranteed performance incentives.
A nice new perk, Dantonio also will have access to a private plane for 25 hours for personal use, something basketball coach Tom Izzo also enjoys.
All together, Dantonio’s total compensation package nearly doubles, to $3.64 million from $1.99 million and makes him the fifth-highest paid coach in the Big Ten behind Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Michigan’s Brady Hoke, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Penn State’s James Franklin.
Nice gig for a college football coach. $3.64 million per year and use of a private jet.
Lib’s are also strangly quiet about University of Michigan hiring a new offensive coordinator for over $800K per year:
Michigan is continuing its trend of handsomely paying its football coordinators and now has two of the top six paid assistant coaches based on last season’s salary figures.
New offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, hired last month after two seasons at Alabama, will make $830,000 this season, according to his contract released Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act filing.
The contract was signed last Friday.
Seriously, lib’s are always whining about evil CEO’s earning 1,000 X what the average worker earns. Why aren’t they picketing these colleges for paying football and basketball coaches exorbitant salaries? The left should be demanding that the universities set an example of income equality, and pay the coaches the same as a physics professor.
The sports programs don’t even pay the players while the universities make untold millions off the athletes effort.
(And don’t even bring up scholarships- it cost the school nothing to put an extra chair and textbook in classroom for the student athlete)
Not a peep from the left about this.
Watching guys like John Dingell, who’ve spent way too much time siphoning money from our economy and passing laws and edicts while not contributing a single nickle worth of economic growth, is galling.
What’s almost as irksome, is the fawning press coverage of Dingell’s retirement. Why isn’t the media, particularity the local media playing this clip where Democrat Dingell let’s his true colors show on a local morning radio show here in Detroit?
Yep, the progressive Democrat dream according to John Dingell is to “controlling the people.”
For more than 40 years, Ramis was a leading figure in comedy. A veteran of the Second City troupe in his hometown of Chicago, he was a writer for “SCTV” and wrote or co-wrote the scripts for “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981), “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Groundhog Day” (1993) and “Analyze This” (1999).
The films often featured members of his generation of comedy talents — veterans of the National Lampoon’s recordings, “Saturday Night Live” and “Second City TV” — most notably Ramis’ old comedy colleague and fellow Chicagoan Bill Murray.
“Harold Ramis and I together did ‘The National Lampoon Show’ off-Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’ He earned his keep on this planet,” said Murray in a statement. “God bless him.”
He wrote some of my favorite comedies from back in the day including Stripes:
After over half a billion dollars sent to Canada for coding, it’s good seeing that the ObamaCare web site is actually working. According to lefty columnist Susan J. Demas @ MLive the ObamaCare web site works great:
I’m not the most tech-savvy person in the world, as my husband will readily attest. One of his projects today is helping me dump pictures from my phone to laptop.
So although I’m on record for appreciating many of the benefits of Obamacare — requiring coverage of prenatal and pregnancy care, preexisting conditions and mental health — I expected problems signing up.
After all, it’s easy to stumble across stories of people complaining about higher prices and assorted online glitches. It’s been a public relations disaster for President Obama’s administration, which has had to hire new firm to handle the site after Feb. 28.
But my experience on Healthcare.gov was anything but a horror story.
Great, she was able to click your way through the web site. What did our lefty columnist purchase on the shiny new website?
The site turned out to be as easy to use as Amazon. There were no error screens to be found.
I was able to shop for insurance like I do for flights. The plans and details were all listed with the monthly premium in big, bold type — no muss, no fuss.
And I was pleasantly surprised by the cost. I found a gold plan (the second-highest level) for my family with a low deductible for less than half of similar plans I priced out before the Obamacare exchange started up.
The cost is comparable to what I kicked in for a employer-provided plan — and the coverage is far better.
I know my private sector employer kicks in a lot more than I do for my health insurance, so it’s reasonable to assume that millions of taxpayers (like me) are kicking in a hefty chunk for people like Ms. Demas health insurance.
I think a “thank you” to the American taxpayer is in order.
I keep waiting for Al Gore’s global warming, but it never seems to make it to Michigan. According to MLive we are in store for another polar vortex strike.
This outbreak of cold has the potential of producing the most widespread below zero temperature pattern of any of the arctic outbreaks this winter. The reason is we have mostly lost the warming effect from Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Friday morning low temperature graphic shows the entire state dropping below zero. Even shoreline areas should inch below zero this time.
While the first arctic outbreak probably had the coldest temperatures in inland areas, this outbreak of cold will send temperatures plunging everywhere.
Of course, way back in the day, two to three years ago, we used to refer to this weather pattern as an Alberta clipper.
Like other 20-somethings seeking a career foothold, Andrew Lang, a graduate of Penn State, took an internship at an upstart Beverly Hills production company at age 29 as a way of breaking into movie production. It didn’t pay, but he hoped the exposure would open doors.
When that internship proved to be a dead end, Mr. Lang went to work at a second production company, again as an unpaid intern. When that went nowhere, he left for another, doing whatever was asked, like delivering bottles of wine to 27 offices before Christmas. But that company, too, could not afford to hire him, even part time.
A year later, Mr. Lang is on his fourth internship, this time for a company that produces reality TV shows. While this internship at least pays him (he makes $10 an hour, with few perks), Mr. Lang feels no closer to a real job and worries about being an intern forever. “No one hires interns,” said Mr. Lang, who sees himself as part of a “revolving class of people” who can’t break free of the intern cycle. “Is this any way to live?”
I don’t know, spending a fortune at Penn State studying ‘entertainment’ and our intrepid intern wonders why he can’t find a job?
I’ll admit I have no experience in the world of entertainment, but I would expect the only way to break into the entertainment field is either knowing the right person or you are insanely talented and know someone. Obtaining a sheepskin from Penn State isn’t going to introduce you to the right person or suddenly make you insanely talented.
The NYT sob story continues:
The intern glass ceiling isn’t limited to Hollywood. Tenneh Ogbemudia, 23, who aspires to be a record executive, has had four internships at various New York media companies, including Source magazine and Universal Music Group.
“In any given month, I’d say I apply to at least 300 full-time jobs,” she said, noting these attempts were to no avail. “On the other hand, I can apply to one or two internship positions a month and get a call back from both.”
Call them members of the permanent intern underclass: educated members of the millennial generation who are locked out of the traditional career ladder and are having to settle for two, three and sometimes more internships after graduating college, all with no end in sight.
Again, you need to know the right person, or be insanely talented and know the right person. Or you need to be a connected entrepreneur and start your own record label:
In 1944 brothers Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun elected to remain in the USA when their mother and sister returned to Turkey, following the death of their father Munir Ertegun, who had been the first Turkish Ambassador to the United States. The brothers had become ardent fans of jazz and rhythm & blues music, amassing a collection of over 15,000 78rpm records. Ahmet ostensibly stayed on in Washington to undertake post-graduate music studies at Georgetown University but immersed himself in the Washington music scene and decided to enter the record business, then enjoying a resurgence after wartime restrictions on the shellac used in manufacture. He convinced the family dentist, Dr Vahdi Sabit, to invest $10,000 and recruited Herb Abramson, a dentistry student. Abramson had worked as a part-time A&R manager/producer for the jazz label National Records, signing Big Joe Turner and Billy Eckstine, and then founded Jubilee Records, but had no interest in its most successful artists and subsequently sold his share in Jubilee, investing $2500 in the new Atlantic label.
Yep, a kid with a wild dream became an entrepreneur and used his connections to get his vision off the ground. Granted this is very rare, especially in the entertainment world.
The Times tale of woe continues:
That may explain why millennials like Breanne Thomas, 24, an aspiring entrepreneur in Brooklyn, has bounced from internship to internship. Unlike her parents’ generation, it is not enough to find a steady job; she wants to follow the path of Mark Zuckerberg, or at least to get in on the ground floor of the next Facebook, the next Twitter.
“ ‘Success’ doesn’t always mean financial success, but doing something you’re passionate about,” said Ms. Thomas, who graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oregon in 2012. “It’s kind of my goal one day to have my own company, to be part of something that is going to do something great. That’s why I’m in tech.”
That kind of ambition comes with a price, however. Competition for salaried high-tech jobs is fierce, so Ms. Thomas has had to settle for internships: three, so far, including at a five-person food-delivery start-up, a beauty products site and, currently, a well-known social-networking app that she asked not to name.
Tech isn’t just working at the next startup trying to emulate Twitter or Facebook. If our tech intern is decent software engineer, what about working in a more traditional industry? Manufacturers are always looking for engineers to develop embedded software.
Sure, you won’t be able to ride your scooter wearing a ironic t-shirt at Ford Motor Co’s Product Development Center. However, what you will have is a good paying, interesting and steady career.
More evidence that today’s college degree isn’t worth the paper its printed on: