Like so many things in the PIG Bunker, this one took a while to reach crital mass. Over time, we realized that our silver bullet of PIGish award giving abuse, Girlieman of the Week, came with certain annoying limitations.
For starters, it's - DUH - essentially a male thing, although we might stretch that a tad to shoehorn Comrade Hillary into the winner's circle. Also, there were times when a certain group or event majorly pissed us off and we didn't have a suitable award for the occasion.
Eventually, Hambo hatched this new award notion, when he wrote, "Until PIG creates a “Steaming Turd of the Week” award, you’ll just have to suck it up and get over it." We kicked "turd" to the curb, replaced it with 'load' and the Steaming Loads of the Week Award was born.
We plan to have a lot of fun with this bad boy and we suspect it's not going to bore you to tears either.
OCTOBER 23, 2016
Steaming Load: Warriors pay the price for Mexifornia's mistake.
Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses
[OCR] SACRAMENTO – Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday.
The Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard under pressure to fill ranks and hit enlistment goals. If soldiers refuse, they could face interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens, the Los Angeles Times said.
Faced with a shortage of troops at the height of the two wars, California Guard officials offered bonuses of $15,000 or more for soldiers to reenlist.
A federal investigation in 2010 found thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were improperly doled out to California Guard soldiers. About 9,700 current and retired soldiers received notices to repay some or all of their bonuses with more than $22 million recovered so far.
Soldiers said they feel betrayed at having to repay the money.
"These bonuses were used to keep people in," said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart. "People like me just got screwed."
Van Meter said he refinanced his home mortgage to repay $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and $21,000 in student loan repayments that the military says was improperly given to him.
The California Guard said it has to follow the law and collect the money.
"At the end of the day, the soldiers ended up paying the largest price," Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, deputy commander of the California Guard told the Times. "We'd be more than happy to absolve these people of their debts. We just can't do it. We'd be breaking the law."
The Pentagon agency that oversees state Guard groups has said that bonus overpayments occurred in every state, but more so in California, which has 17,000 soldiers.
California Guard officials said they are helping soldiers and veterans file appeals with agencies that can erase the debts. But soldiers said it's a long process and there's no guarantee they'll win.
Retired Army major and Iraq veteran Robert D'Andrea said he was told to repay his $20,000 because auditors could not find a copy of the contract he says he signed.
D'Andrea appealed and is running out of options.
"Everything takes months of work, and there is no way to get your day in court," he said. "Some benefit of the doubt has to be given to the soldier."
JUNE 12, 2016
Steaming Load: Mexifornia Legicrats exempt selves from state gun laws
Ever since high levels of immigration and taxation transformed California into a one-party state by driving out the middle class and importing an underclass, it has become a textbook example of a banana republic, in hi-tech guise. An editorial in the Washington Times highlights the latest round of chicanery – truly unbelievable arrogance on the part of the state's political class:
The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.
California's gun control laws are draconian, and getting a concealed carry permit depends on the whim of your local sheriff. If, like most Californians, you live in an urban county, it may be all but impossible, absent public death threats lodged against you.
But not for our legislators. Secure in the permanent majority, Democrats just feather their own nests and exempt themselves from the laws that constrain the rest of us.
The editorial notes how the solons have made it difficult to impossible to detect how much they actually pull from the public purse. Average "compensation" is $140,000, but this omits the lavish benefits and exemptions they get. There is a "car allowance" sufficient to pay the lease on luxury cars for every member of the state legislature. They also get a "per diem" payment that permits them to deduct part of their compensation from state and federal income taxes. (Incidentally, our state income taxes, like our state sales taxes and state gasoline taxes, are either the highest in the nation or nearly so.) But legislators don't have to worry about the gasoline taxes; they get gasoline for free.
But don't worry, the chumps citizens are unlikely to catch on to the degree of screwing they are getting.
Attempts by a handful of reformers to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Currently, government officials must file a statement of economic interests revealing income from any source other than a local, state, or federal government agency. Gifts worth more than $50 also must be disclosed, but lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings, and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes.
Bills of this nature never meet an honest fate in which roll-call votes put members on the record as favoring or opposing each idea. Instead, reform measures are held in committee to die quietly as legislative deadlines pass. As of last week, it's effectively impossible for a bill to become law if it hasn't already passed in at least one of the chambers.
This very maneuver was used to kill:
... [a] bill that would have eliminated the practice of allowing select public employees to avoid paying red-light-camera tickets and escape any consequence for using toll roads without paying. The current system grants free rides to politicians, court workers, police officers, city council members, social workers, meter maids and their spouses. The bill failed even after a compromise amendment deleted the requirement to pay red-light-camera tickets.
So a broad swath of what laughingly may be called "public servants" is exempt from any consequences for dangerous driving practices. The last time (years ago) I accidentally tripped a red light camera, it cost almost four hundred bucks, and I would be surprised if the tab were not already well above half a grand, what with the "court fees" added onto the actual fine for a traffic infraction.
This list doesn't even begin to plumb the depth of corruption and arrogance. State bureaucrats earn far higher compensation than counterparts in the private sector performing similar jobs and enjoy decades of paid vacation after what is called "retirement," with lavish benefits and inflation indexing. Getting fired for poor job performance is something they may read about in the private sector, but that's as familiar as they get. As a result, the general attitude toward the public is one of arrogance and contempt.
And for our high taxes, we get the worst highways in the nation, falling apart and full of potholes.
State government in California serves itself, not the people. The state budget is over a hundred billion dollars annually and gets almost no scrutiny by the public or media.
Blessed with magnificent natural resources, scenery, and climate, California should be a shining example of what America can be. Instead, it is a cesspool. And don't get me started on the hundred-billion-dollar "bullet train" that will operate at commuter train speeds in urban areas, that will take decades to be finished (if it ever is) and will have to charge ticket prices much higher than airlines charge for a journey that will require four to five hours at least.
APRIL 21, 2016
Steaming Load: American colleges sweep 'Jefferson Muzzle Awards'
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression usually hands out awards every year to the most oppressive and anti-free speech government agencies.
But the group took a different tack this year. Witnessing the incredible assaults on free speech at colleges and universities across America last year, the TJC gave its "Jefferson Muzzle Awards" to those institutions of higher education that demonstrated "excellence" in the categories of censorship and intolerance.
Many of the award winners were involved in highly publicized incidents on campus.
"Never in our 25 years of awarding the Jefferson Muzzles have we observed such an alarming concentration of anti-speech activity as we saw last year on college campuses across the country," the TJC wrote when announcing the winners.
The awards were broken down into five categories this year, including both "censorship of students" and "censorship by students." Yale University took first in the latter category for its Halloween costume incident, during which a respected professor was chased off campus by her students for suggesting in an email that they may be capable of selecting a costume on their own.
"The student response to Christakis' email was swift and severe. Students' called the email 'disrespectful' and 'dangerous.' Angry students surrounded Nicholas Christakis, cursing at him and calling him 'disgusting,' while several students told reporters that they could no longer bear to live in the college," the TJC commented.
In the category of "Efforts to Limit Press Access on Campus," former University of Missouri (Mizzou) professor Melissa Click took home the grand prize in what was perhaps the most memorable campus moment of 2015.
Click, an assistant professor of mass media studies, was captured on video attempting to prevent coverage of a public protest on campus.
"Click was fired in February 2016," the TJC duly noted.
Several universities tied for first in the category of "Censorship of Outside Speakers." In many cases, the "outside speaker" was either Ben Shapiro or Milo Yiannopoulos, both conservative pundits on speaking tours.
"Students at numerous universities attempted to exclude certain viewpoints from being heard on their campuses in 2015," the TJC observed, saying, "such efforts do all members of the community a disservice by stifling open debate and the ability of others to hear and challenge controversial ideas."
Dozens of other universities were awarded muzzles for their anti-free speech efforts, including Louisiana State University, Northwestern, and Butler, all of which fired tenured professors for saying or writing something inconsistent with the administration's orthodoxy.
So the question we should be asking is, are these just islands of intolerance, or is the cancer spreading across the country? I think we know the answer to that question. Led by the rabid left and aided by the Democratic Party, there is a steepening price for conservatives to speak their mind anywhere. And it's likely to get a lot worse before there's a chance for it to get better.
When politcal opponents can be throttled by accusing them of using "hate speech," we approach the reality of a one-party dictatorship. Criminalizing freedom of expression has already begun and, as Germany's descent into Nazism showed, it is not a huge leap from jailing people for expressing unpopular thoughts to jailing people for opposition to a leader.
The American people would barely look up from their smartphones to notice they've become slaves.
[Rick Moran, on AmThink]
MARCH 11, 2016
Steaming Load: Firefighters Suspended After Breaking Policy To Save Baby's Life - Dad Calls Men Heroes
Two Virginia firefighters have been suspended for a heroic, split-second decision that saved a baby's life.
Since the suspended firefighters saved her life, the little girl is in good health after a medical emergency last Saturday, Fox 5 DC reported. Brian Nunamaker called 911 after 18-month-old Lena suffered a seizure while he was running errands.
Two firefighters, Captain James Kelley and Sgt. Virgil Bloom responded, attempted to call for an ambulance without a response and, realizing more help was miles away, decided to turn their fire truck into an ad-hoc ambulance.
They took Lena to the hospital, 13 minutes after the 911 call came in, saving the baby's life. But now Stafford County, which oversees the fire department where Kelley and Bloom work, has suspended the firefighters for violating a county policy that prohibits firefighters from transporting patients.
After his firefighters were suspended, Fire Chief Christopher Smith told ABC News he would've made the same decision, too.
"If I was in the same position, I would have done the exact same thing. We understand policy, we understand protocol, we understand operating guidelines, but they are just that. They're guidelines."
Nunamaker was on his way home after running errands, little Lena in tow, when she fell ill. He pulled over and realized she was having a seizure, so called 911; a passerby stopped to help. The baby's condition then changed - she became limp but still had a pulse and was breathing. Before he knew it, the firefighters arrived.
"As a parent, you feel extremely helpless to be unable to assist the most important person in the world (your child) during such a time of emergency. Worst case scenarios run through your head while you are hoping for the best. The eternity of waiting for help to arrive was surprisingly non-existent in this situation. I was surprised at how quickly help had arrived in the form of a fire truck."
Kelley, who is also a firefighter in D.C., said that when he arrived, he knew the nearest medic was up to 15 minutes away and the location provided was too vague. He also asked the city of Fredericksburg for mutual aid, but no one responded.
The men put Lena on oxygen in the fire truck and headed out; an ambulance finally responded while on route, but the suspended firefighters were closer to the hospital. They decided not to wait, Kelly recalled.
"I looked at my driver, without any hesitation, and I said, `Turn it around, we're going to the hospital.'"
The suspended firefighters' decision likely saved Lena's life. At the hospital, the baby was diagnosed with paralysis on the left side of her body and had another seizure. But, she survived - thanks to the firefighters' quick decision, dad Brian said.
"The neurologists . explained that timing is extremely important when reacting to seizures," he explained. "My wife and I are extremely grateful for the assistance provided by the (firefighters), 911 operator, medical staff. and the passerby that stopped by to assist."
But because of the policy violation, both firefighters have been suspended for a week. Kelley, a 20-year veteran, is on desk duty and said it's "taken a toll" on him, the New York Daily News reported.
"It hurts. It's not only hurting us, it's hurting the citizens as well, because we're not staffed enough all the time. It's taken a toll on a lot of things."
Chief Smith said that although the firefighters have been suspended, they haven't been formally charged with wrongdoing; they also don't know when they're suspensions will end. As for the Nunamakers, they agree with the chief in saying that the firefighters shouldn't have been suspended for making a split-second decision that saved their child's life.
"My wife and I feel terrible for the fallout that has happened to these two gentlemen," he said. "The actions of these men represent a dedication to their mission, and a deep concern of doing what is best for the people they are serving. In our eyes, they are heroes."
FEBRUARY 06, 2016
Steaming Load: Some Are More Equal
Men Will Be Allowed to Compete as Women in the Olympics
Political correctness is in the process of reducing the Olympics from an athletic event to a freak show:
There's great news for adventurous male Olympic hopefuls: if they declare themselves women and reduce their testosterone below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to competition, they can compete against ladies.
There's even better news for these men; according to transgender guidelines approved by the International Olympic Committee, genitalia does not serve as a prerequisite. The guidelines state: "To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights."
It would be a violation of human rights to ask a guy to undergo a sex change operation. If he says he's a woman, all he has to do is pharmaceutically reduce his testosterone for a year and voilà, he is a woman.
Female Olympic competitions have been officially sacrificed on the altar of moonbattery.
2015 STEAMING LOAD OF THE YEAR
The One is in gloat mode over his 'agreement' with Iran. Here's how the Iranians view the pact
-) World powers have recognized Iran's peaceful nuclear program and are to respect the nuclear rights of Iranian nation within international conventions…
-) The Islamic Republic of Iran is to be recognized as a nuclear technology power authorized to have peaceful nuclear programs such as complete nuclear fuel cycle and enrichment to be identified by the United Nations.
-) All unfair sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council including economic and financial sanctions on Iran are to be lifted as per the agreement and through issuance of a new resolution by the United Nations Security Council.
-) All nuclear installations and sites are to continue their work contrary to the early demands of the other party, none of them will be dismantled.
-) The policy on preventing enrichment uranium is now failed, and Iran will go ahead with its enrichment program.
-) Iran's nuclear infrastructure will remain intact, no centrifuges will be dismantled and research and development on key and advanced centrifuges such as IR-4, IR-5, IR-6, IR-8 will continue.
Commentary magazine is rightfully troubled over the deal which, puts $100 billion in in Iranian hands, when sanctions are lifted. Commentary also notes this:
So far, so familiar — and dismaying. This agreement is a massive capitulation to Iran. Having started negotiations with the goal of ending Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. and its European negotiating partners are winding up legitimating Iran's status as a nuclear power in waiting.
To sum up: The agreement with Iran, even if Iran complies (which is a heroic assumption), will merely delay the weaponization of Iran's nuclear program by a few years, while giving Iran a massive boost in conventional power in the meantime. What do you think Iran's Sunni neighbors, all of whom are terrified of Iranian power, will do in response? There is a good possibility that this agreement will set off a massive regional arms race, in both conventional and nuclear weaponry, while also leading states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar to make common cause with the Islamic State as a hedge against Iranian designs in the region.
Life is but a dream? You bet and it's a nuclear nightmare.
DECEMBER 12, 2015
STEAMING LOAD: International Heist.
The UN Climate Change conference is wrapped up yesterday.
After two weeks of world leaders opining mindlessly, protesters heckling speakers, and participants enjoying lavish French cuisine, bureaucrats agreed to squander billions of dollars to solve a non-existent problem.
In a landmark move, 195 nations agreed Saturday evening to adopt an historic pact to halt global warming that for the first time asks all countries to reduce or rein in their greenhouse gas emissions.
…In the "Paris agreement," countries commit to keeping average global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) between now and 2100, a key demand of poor countries ravaged by rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.
They are also committed to limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100.
Yet, this landmark pact has no mechanism to punish countries that don't or can't contribute toward that goal.
The smart set who crafted this accord seem to have used same template as the catastrophic Iranian Nuclear Deal.
As an added bonus, there is a one-year "opt out" clause for participants. Climate expert Anthony Watts actually read the deal, and has located a key passage:
1. At any time after three years from the date on which this Agreement has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from this Agreement by giving written notification to the Depositary.
2. Any such withdrawal shall take effect upon expiry of one year from the date of receipt by the Depositary of the notification of withdrawal, or on such later date as may be specified in the notification of withdrawal.
3. Any Party that withdraws from the Convention shall be considered as also having withdrawn from this Agreement.
The chance of 0% participation at the end of the year? 105%!
The accord is so preposterous that even the "godfather of climate science", former NASA scientist James Hansen is ripping the deal apart before the ink is dry:
"It's a fraud really, a fake," he says, rubbing his head. "It's just bullshit for them to say: 'We'll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.' It's just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned."
…[A]ccording to Hansen, the international jamboree is pointless unless greenhouse gas emissions aren't taxed across the board. He argues that only this will force down emissions quickly enough to avoid the worst ravages of climate change.
But that would get in the way of the real purpose of the pact: Wealth redistribution. [LI]
Thanks for nothing assholes.
OCTOBER 24, 2015
STEAMING LOAD: Minnesota Governor disses citizens, coddles Somali Islamikazes
[Power Line] Minnesota's Governor Delivers Race Rant On Immigration [Updated]
On October 13, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton attended a public meeting on racial issues in Central Minnesota hosted by the NAACP. The meeting took place at the public library in St. Cloud, and was attended by around 100 people. St. Cloud, located around 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, is home to a large number of Somali immigrants, and there have been occasional news accounts of racial tension, although no violent incidents to my knowledge.
Dayton is an extraordinarily rich man–I don't think anyone can even guess how much money he has–and a far-left partisan. He made it clear whose side he is on, as reported in the St. Cloud Times:
From the start of the event, Dayton bluntly stated his opinions on the racial tension in St. Cloud and across the state in regards to immigration.
"Look around you. This is Minnesota," Dayton said. "Minnesota is not like it was 30, 50 years ago. But, this is Minnesota and you have every right to be here. And anybody who cannot accept your right to be here and this is Minnesota should find another state."
Dayton said he was aware of some of the racial issues happening in the St. Cloud area and urged participants to take a stand against what he described as "unacceptable, un-Minnesotan, illegal and immoral" behavior.
What behavior is he talking about? I have not been able to figure this out by searching for news reports. As noted, I can find no record of any even mildly violent racial incidents in or near St. Cloud. Maybe commenters can come up with one. This and this are as close as I have been able to come. These stories suggest that there is disagreement about the wisdom of importing tens or hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Somalia.
Dayton's fulminations continued:
"If you are that intolerant, if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state. Find a state where the minority population is 1 percent or whatever. It's not that in Minnesota. It's not going to be again. It's not going to be that in St. Cloud, or Rochester or Worthington," Dayton said. …
Dayton said many organizations are providing assistance to those who are arriving in Minnesota. But he said the key reason many immigrants choose to come to Minnesota is because of the jobs Minnesota provides.
Really? The data suggest otherwise:
Even though Minnesota has a good job market, that doesn't seem to have translated into jobs for the Somali refugees. Minnesota's state demographer's office reports that only 41 percent of Somali men are working and 54 percent of Somali women are employed, meaning many may rely on the state's handouts to survive, and are more susceptible to extremists' pull.
Minnesota has one of the nation's most lavish welfare systems. Dayton's rant continued:
"Our economy cannot expand based on, white, B+, Minnesota-born citizens. We don't have enough," Dayton said.
Wow. Those "white, B+ Minnesota-born citizens" just can't cut it anymore. Can anyone imagine a politician of any stripe making a remotely comparable remark about citizens of any other race? And Dayton is talking about his own constituents: over 80% of Minnesotans are white, and the proportion of voters is higher. Dayton won't run for governor again, so, like lots of other Democrats, he is taking the gloves off.
Like anyone else, I hate to venture into the swamp of race, but if Wikipedia is right, the white population of Minnesota grew by 9.5% between 1990 and 2010. By what standard is that not "enough" to allow Minnesota's economy to expand? Especially since, if there is a labor shortage in Minnesota, our companies can offer higher wages to lure workers from other states. Do we really need to go to Somalia, of all places, to replenish and, apparently, improve on our population?
Like many liberals, Governor Dayton supports his pro-unprecedented immigration position in two ways. First, he denounces those who disagree with him as racists. This is contemptible. Second, he turns to "economism"–the "reduction of all social facts to economic dimensions." We need hundreds of thousands of Somalis, dammit, because it's good for the economy! Even though fewer than half of the immigrants have jobs of any sort, and the vast majority are on welfare.
Does this make any sense? Of course not. If Dayton really cared about Minnesota's economy, he would urge the legislature to cut our sky-high tax rates. Something else is going on here, something that was revealed when Dayton let the mask slip for a moment and sneered at his own constituents–the 80%+ of Minnesotans who are "white, B+, Minnesota-born citizens." You can feel the contempt, even though Dayton himself is white and Minnesota-born. But he is also rich–almost unfathomably rich. So he feels no kinship with "B+" Minnesotans. Like Barack Obama, his goal is fundamental transformation, and if you aren't rich, you are in line to feel the consequences.
Two questions remain: first, what did Dayton mean by the "B+" reference? I think it derives from Garrison Keillor, the leftist who for years has found a home on public radio. All Minnesotans, as Keillor says, are "above average"–B+, in Dayton's account.
Second, why didn't Dayton's racist rant get more publicity? Because not many people read the St. Cloud Times. A great many people, on the other hand, read the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Strib did report on Dayton's St. Cloud adventure, but its account was carefully sanitized. No "love immigration or leave Minnesota" rhetoric, and above all, no reference to the "white, B+, Minnesota-born citizens" who can no longer sustain our economy. The Strib knows the first rule of journalism: the job of a reporter is to run interference for the Democratic Party.
OCTOBER 10, 2015
Steaming Load: Mom banned for complaining about man in women's room.
A Northern California mother was banned from this REI sporting goods store in Santa Rosa after she voiced concerns that a man went into the ladies room while her 12-year-old daughter was in there. (Google Street View)
A California mom who says she was recently kicked out of a sporting goods store after alerting a manager that man had frightened her young daughter in the women's restroom is demanding answers - and a policy change - from the Washington-based chain.
The woman, who spoke to FoxNews.com but asked not to be identified, said she was shopping with her 12-year-old daughter and the girl's younger friend when her daughter told her what had happened moments earlier at an REI sporting goods store during a shopping trip in late August.
"We started to drive to another store and she said to me, 'Mom, I need to tell you something,'" said the woman. "I asked her what was wrong and she told me 'A man used the bathroom while we were in there and it scared me.'"
When the mother turned the car around and went back to the store to confront the manager of the Santa Rosa store, she said she was stunned to learn that the man, who she said was not dressed in women's clothes and did not appear outwardly to be transgender, had done nothing wrong in the eyes of the employees and other customers.
"I spoke with the manager and told her what happened," the mother said. "She didn't skip a beat. She told me that REI does not decide who people are or what they can do."
The exchange didn't stop there, according to the woman, who said the unidentified store manager lectured her in front of customers before ordering her to leave.
"She told me that if a man came back into the bathroom that they would do nothing," she said. "That they had no right to tell someone which bathroom to be used. Then she told that if it happens again that I shouldn't expect anything to be done about it."
The angry mom contacted The Pacific Justice Institute, a California-based law advocacy group, which has fired off letters to both the Santa Rosa store and company headquarters calling for an apology and a clear policy to protect the safety and privacy of customers using public restrooms. The legal nonprofit cited California's civil rights laws, a building code mandating gender-specific restrooms and the right to privacy set forth in the state constitution.
"It's one thing for a stranger of the opposite sex go into the ladies bathroom and traumatize young girls," Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, told FoxNews.com. "It's another to have the sanction and blessing of the store manager.
"Any reasonable person would feel shocked and emotional violated with a member of the opposite sex coming into their restroom," he added. "This man's intention, whatever they may have been, in no way negates the shock."
A spokesperson for REI, which stands for Recreational Equipment, Inc. and has 140 stores in 33 states, said officials are are looking into the alleged incident.
"Everything REI does is for our members and customers, so we pay close attention to all customer comments," REI spokesman Mike Ferris said. "Walking into an REI should always be a great, positive experience that helps you explore the outdoors. REI customers can be assured that safety in our stores is paramount. We are looking into this report to get the facts and understand the circumstances fully."
California is grappling with the issue of transgenders and public restrooms, passing a recent, controversial law mandating that public schools allow students to choose the restroom associated with their own gender perception. The city of West Hollywood in 2014 began requiring all businesses to make their single-stall restrooms gender-neutral. Similar laws were passed in Washington, D.C., in 2006 and Philadelphia in 2013, where it was required that new or renovated city-owned buildings must include unisex bathrooms.
The California law has been met with opposition, with a counter bill being proposed for a November 2016 ballot. The Personal Privacy Protection Act aims to mandate that people in government facilities would use a restroom according to their biological sex and not based on which gender they may identify with, The law also aims to protect business owners from potential lawsuits for requiring that employees use bathrooms based on their sex.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
STEAMING LOAD: NANNY STATE THUGGERY
[L.I.] Naturally, the government has to ruin everything, including Little Free Libraries.
You may have seen one of these little bird house turned mini-libraries in your neighborhood. They're a lovely idea. Simple, no fuss, and quite fun. Donate a book, borrow a book. Nothing to sign, no due date, no late fees, just common courtesy.
Conor Freidersdorf of The Atlantic explored the ridiculous trend of "shutting down" unregulated community book sharing.
In Kansas, residents were told to remove the library at peril of fine:
The Leawood City Council said it had received a couple of complaints about Spencer Collins' Little Free Library. They dubbed it an "illegal detached structure" and told the Collins' they would face a fine if they did not remove the Little Free Library from their yard by June 19.
Evidently, Los Angeles and Shreveport, Louisiana are hotbeds of illicit literary lending activity.
Michael Schaub of the Los Angeles Times reported:
In Los Angeles, Peter Cook, who acts under the name Peter Mackenzie, and his wife, writer Lili Flanders, were told by a city investigator that their curbside library was an obstruction. They were given a week to remove it, or else face fines from the city. This came after an anonymous note from "a neighbor who hates you and your kids" was left on their library, ordering them to "Take it down or the city will."
The couple is declining to remove or relocate the library, with Cook telling the Times that he'll refuse to obey "the blinded Cyclops of L.A. city — wildly swinging its cudgel to destroy something that has made the city and this neighborhood a better place."
A spokesman for City Councilman Paul Koretz said there's a chance the library could remain if the owners got a permit, which could be paid for by city arts funds.
Paid for by the city arts fund? Why does sharing a book with your neighbor required city funding? Oh yes, because government.
Meanwhile, purveyors of one Shreveport based Little Free Library have told their local government to "sod off."
It's a similar situation to the one in Shreveport, where the city sent a cease and desist letter to the owners of a Little Free Library. Ricky and Teresa Edgerton were told they could file an appeal to let the library remain, but it would cost $500.
Residents of the Louisiana city were not amused. An artist named Kathryn Usher constructed a makeshift lending library outside her home, and told The (Shreveport) Times, "I did it in solidarity with Ricky. I'm basically telling the [Metropolitan Planning Commission] to go sod off." Another Shreveport resident, Chris Redford, did the same thing, saying, "I just put my books out there to show that I support the Little Free Libraries in every community and what they stand for."
It's enough to make a girl want to throw ALL the books in the harbor in protest. But I like books and that might ruin them.
SEPTEMBER 05, 2015
Steaming Load: Brit cops forced to use bus.
Detectives have to catch the BUS to chase 'dangerous' criminals due to budget cuts
In one instance, an officer was told to chase "dangerous" criminals evading arrest by public transport because there were no vehicles available.
Another time, a family were stunned to see detectives who were called out to investigate the death of their relative climb off a bus before walking to their front door.
An incredulous Steve White, who leads the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: "What if the detectives arrest someone – would they have to check bus timetables to see when they can get back to the station?"
Staff at one police station reported that there are just two cars to share between dozens of detectives tasked with investigating serious crimes.
Officers can opt to use their own cars for police business, but many say the crushing weight of paperwork means it is quicker and easier to simply catch public transport.
One senior policeman was reportedly so disgusted with the situation that he chose to retire rather than face the prospect of chasing dangerous criminals on the bus.
The desperate measures, at the Metropolitan Police, are just the latest sign of the severe impact budget cuts are having on forces across the country.
One former Met officer said an ex colleague had retired after being told to chase "dangerous" criminals by bus because there was no squad car available.
He told the Daily Mail: "One guy was tasked with clearing up those wanted on warrants.
"But when he put it for a squad car he was told he wouldn't get one.
"One of the reasons he put his papers in was he didn't want to chase dangerous people by bus."
The officer said he knew of former colleagues who now routinely catch the bus to respond to non-emergency calls.
Amongst those were detectives called out to investigate a sudden death in London.
The family of the dead person were shocked when the officers, who were based in Lewisham, turned up to carry out their inquiries via bus.
A relative said the detectives had told the family that cuts and maintenance delays had left their division with just two available pool cars.
They added: "They told us that if they have to go out on an inquiry they have to use the bus now.
"He said they could use their own personal vehicles but the paperwork meant it wasn't worth it. You have to ask if it is the best way to spend their time, sitting on a bus?"
Reacting to the revelations John Tully, Chairman of the Met Police Federation, said: "It doesn't help already overburdened detectives if they have to spend too much time simply getting from A to B by public transport."
Police in London, as with several other forces, benefit from free travel on public transport.
The shocking money-saving ventures are the latest example of how scrimping police forces are struggling to fight crime with increasingly stretched resources.
This week it emerged that officers trying to catch criminals in the West Midlands are having to stick to speed limits because their cheap cars have not been fitted with lights and sirens to save money.
AUGUST 15, 2015
Steaming Load: Now 'Dixie' is on the Progtard's Banned Words Agenda
[Fox News] Cultural progressives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina want to change the name of the Dixie Classic Fair.
They say the word "Dixie" is offensive.
Councilman James Taylor said that some folks find the word "offensive" and some folks are "angry" with the name. He said that as a progressive city – they need a name that "everyone can appreciate."
The fair is just the latest victim of a cultural cleansing of the Southern States by angry liberals wound up tighter than a pair of Daisy Dukes.
They're trying to dig up a dead Confederate general in Memphis. They want to sand blast Robert E. Lee's face off the side of Stone Mountain, Georgia. They are defacing Confederate monuments. And Lord only knows what they want to do with Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben. They're probably going to have a public burning of Amos & Andy and Richard Pryor's 'Mudbone' character tapes. And Redd Foxx . . . we can only imagine. Flip Wilson is spinning in his grave.
The Dixie Classic Fair has been around since the 1950's – and nobody around town seems to be all that irate. Local reporters could not find a single person who took offense at the name.
"I thought it was ridiculous," resident Dina Nelson told the local FOX television station. "I mean, there's no reason to change the name of the Dixie Classic Fair. I mean, it's a Southern name – but there's nothing racist about it."
If the cultural cleansers succeed in their quest to ban the word Dixie - don't be surprised if they start banning Dixie Cups, Winn Dixie and the Dixie Chicks.
I really hope they don't try to ban Dixie Cups, folks. How else would you be able to drink Dixie Beer? Are the folks at Solo Cups also on this liberal campaign? Just wondering?
So called 'red' states are called racist by liberals 'cause they don't drink the progressive Kool-Ade garbage they peddle.
Of course, American progressives aren't the only folks engaged in cultural cleansing. So is the Islamic State – and they're not whistling Dixie.
AUGUST 08, 2015
Steaming Load: Obama's Plan To Destroy our Elite Warriors
[Mbatt] Bureaucrats Plan to Destroy Special Forces With Affirmative Action
Hopefully we won't be needing our special forces for long, because it won't take liberals long to use Affirmative Action to destroy them:
Elite units in the military are by and large both white and male. Pentagon officials, however, are hoping for a major demographic shift, citing the benefits of diversity…
The benefits of diversity, which is an antonym for indispensable cohesion, are either political or fictional.
Data provided by each individual service to USA Today illustrates current disparities, which are most prominent in units like the Navy SEALs and the Army's Green Berets. For instance, in the Army, blacks comprised 17 percent of the force in 2013, a figure slightly higher than their representation in the overall population. As the ranks start climbing, the numbers shift. Blacks amount to only 9.4 percent of officers in the military.
Since we are not allowed to mention the word "aptitude," the only possible explanation is imaginary racism, which can only be fixed by inflicting real racism against more qualified whites.
In the Navy SEALs, just 2 percent are black, while Native Americans make up about 4 percent, or 99 SEALs.
Only 5.6 percent of enlisted Green Berets are black. But in the Air Force, among para-rescuers, the number drops even further down to .6 percent.
The Pentagon considers this to be a problem.
Obama has had years now to purge the Pentagon of soldiers who care about real problems, like our radically diminished capacity to win the sort of wars Obama's projection of weakness is likely to force us to fight in the future.
The Pentagon in general has made bolstering diversity a major priority in the last several years, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter leading the charge with public pronouncements about the benefits of a diverse force and a recent decision to review the ban on transgender servicemembers.
You can't blame Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Ali Khamenei, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for snickering gleefully.
The military, Carter has argued, needs to reflect the demographic makeup of the future.
That is, the white minority, homosexualized future our liberal ruling class has planned for us.
As such, the services have made a concerted effort to favor minorities, assigning more weight to race when considering officer promotions.
The effect on morale and retention of letting it be known that promotions are largely based on not being a non–cross-dressing white male should be obvious.
"Diversity makes us a better fighting force," a senior defense official told USA Today. "It's not simply a question of equity."
What utter equum stercoris.
A country that has rejected the concept of merit in favor of political correctness is not going to be winning wars for very long.
JULY 25, 2015
Load 1: Oregon allowing sex-changes for 15-year-olds without parental consent.
The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed.
But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.
"It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," said Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."
In a statement, Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman Susan Wickstrom explained it this way: "Age of medical consent varies by state. Oregon law -- which applies to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid Oregonians -- states that the age of medical consent is 15."
While 15 is the medical age of consent in the state, the decision to cover sex-change operations specifically was made by the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC).
Members are appointed by the governor and paid by the state of Oregon. With no public debate, HERC changed its policy to include cross-sex hormone therapy, puberty-suppressing drugs and gender-reassignment surgery as covered treatments for people with gender dysphoria, formally known as gender identity disorder.
Load 2: Historical Cleansing
[Mbatt] Now NAACP Demands the Demolition of Confederate Leaders Engraved on Stone Mountain
Give bullies an inch and they will take a mile. NAACP thugs saw the flag representing the South effectively abolished without significant pushback. Predictably, they want more, now demanding that great Southern figures in American history be consigned to the memory hole:
The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, "It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy [yap yap yap yap yap]."
The Georgia park features a bas-relief carved into Stone Mountain depicting the historical giants Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.
Many, like Congressman Hank Johnson, see the park as a museum for the Confederacy. According to Johnson, "where do we draw the line, do we blast the faces off of Stone Mountain?" Rose says "yes". He adds, "they can sand blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Jackson off tomorrow. I'd be extremely elated."
Hank Johnson is the congresscritter who wants US troops off Guam because he is afraid they will make the island tip over. I'm not kidding.
We are ruled by people who in saner times would have been rightly regarded as mentally retarded. But so long as they are cretins of color, we are told we have no right to object to their shoes on our necks.
JUNE 13, 2015
Steaming Load: [Mbatt] Disney Blacklists Employees Who Were Dumped for Cheap Foreign Labor
For moonbatty Disney, it isn't enough to lay off American workers in favor of cheaper foreigners imported by Democrats and RINOs. They have to take it the next step:
The American tech workers Disney laid off in January after forcing them to train their foreign replacements were put on a "black list" that disqualified them from hire by any contractor that works with Disney, emails obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation between one of the laid off workers and a recruiting firm show.
The worker, who asked to remain anonymous because he is waiting on legal advice, learned of the black list when he sent his resume and performance review to a local IT recruiting firm that wanted to place him with a company contracting with Disney.
He had plenty of past experience doing similar work for Disney contractors, and had received the highest possible rating on his performance review, so he thought he would be a top candidate for the job.
Unfortunately he appears to be of the wrong nationality: American.
Most of the workers who replaced him and his American coworkers were brought into the country by the contracting firm Disney hired on temporary work visas known as H-1bs. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are both proponents of dramatically expanding the program, which is intended to help businesses bring in high-skilled workers for jobs Americans can't fill.
Yet neither Rubio nor even the Jebster have been laughed out of the presidential race, even though there is no shortage of candidates.
Disney is aggressively gay-friendly and features blacks in a disproportionate number of advertisements, so the company won't be having public relations problems as a result of this outrage.
JUNE 06, 2015
Steaming Load: Council Fires Entire Police Department
[Infowars] Members of the Wellston, Missouri city council voted to completely disband the city's police department this week only hours after a councilwoman was arrested on illegal firearms charges.
According to Fox 2 Now St. Louis, the incident all began in late 2013 when the councilwoman, Janet Dixon, retaliated against officers for arresting her drug-dealing son.
The councilwoman's son, Terrance Dixon, who admitted to selling crack-cocaine and heroin out of his home following a drug raid arrest, was given probation after the city council fired all three officers involved in his arrest.
Although the officers were quickly reinstated, one of the officers involved was fired yet again after investigating a domestic violence call the following year that involved none other than Terrance.
Police dash cam video shows Councilwoman Dixon running from Terrance's residence and putting the alleged female victim into a vehicle before telling the officer "this will be your last paycheck."
Police reports reveal the alleged victim had contacted officers previously saying Terrance regularly beat her but that "his momma got him out of it."
Councilwoman Dixon filed a protection order against the fired officer two days after the encounter, telling a local judge that he had threatened to "kill" her "black ass."
A St. Louis intelligence officer approached the judge following Dixon and revealed that he had traced the officer's phone location during an investigation into Dixon's claims. The trace uncovered that the officer was nowhere near Dixon as she had claimed, resulting in the case being dismissed by the judge.
The situation finally came to a head Monday when the city council voted to fire the department's 23 officers, alleging budget constraints were solely to blame.
Interestingly enough, Councilwoman Janet Dixon had been arrested that very day on suspicion of possessing a firearm with the serial numbers removed. Only four hours after being released from jail, Dixon met with fellow councilmembers and reportedly spearheaded the decision to disband the department.
According to LEOAffairs.com, now-former Wellston Police Chief G.T. Walker argues that the decision was rooted almost entirely in "dirty politics."
Linda Garner, a councilwoman who voted against the decision, also noted that the vote was made without any public input whatsoever.
The "North County Co-Operative," a group of officers from neighboring Vinita Park and Vinita Terrace, will now police the Wellston area according to Fox 2.
Hambo sez: This kind of political thuggery has no place in this nation.
MAY 09, 2015
Steaming Load: Feds paint a bull's-eye on Christmas lights.
[Free Beacon]The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a regulation for Christmas lights on Monday, deeming some holiday decorations a "substantial product hazard."
"The Consumer Product Safety Commission … is issuing a final rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain any one of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size, sufficient strain relief, or overcurrent protection), as addressed in a voluntary standard, are deemed a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act ("CPSA")," the final rule said.
The ruling applies to a variety of Christmas decorations, including "stars, wreathes, candles without shades, light sculptures, blow-molded (plastic) figures, and animated figures."
However, "solar-powered products" are exempt.
The CPSC said the regulation is necessary because Christmas lights can be dangerous.
"A lighting string provided with decorative covers over the lamps is a decorative outfit," the final rule said. "If not constructed properly, lighting powered by 120 volts can be damaged easily and can pose a risk of electrical shock or fire."
The CPSC said there have been 258 deaths associated with Christmas lights between 1980 and 2013. However, fatal incidents have been on the decline, with an average of less than one fatal (0.9) incident a year since 2008. The number of people who die of alcohol poisoning in California every year is greater than the number of Americans who have been killed by Christmas lights in the past three decades.
The CPSC has a detailed definition of what constitutes a Christmas bulb.
"Lighting products within the scope of the rule are typically used seasonally and provide only decorative lamination," the final rule said. "The products typically are displayed for a relatively short period of time and are then removed and stored until needed again."
"[Underwriters Laboratories ("UL"), Standard for Safety for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products, UL 588, 18th Edition] UL 588 section 2.43 defines the term 'seasonal (holiday) product' as: '[a] product painted in colors to suggest a holiday theme or a snow covering, a figure in a holiday costume, or any decoration associated with a holiday or particular season of the year,'" it explained.
The rule is listed as a "voluntary standard." However, manufacturers and retailers can face civil and "possibly criminal penalties" for failing to report any products to the CPSC that do not meet the regulation's requirements.
APRIL 25, 2015
Steaming Load: Canadian Wenchlet Chided For Dangerous Behavior on School Bus - READING
[Yahoo News] If you're a public transportation rider, you've probably spent some of your commute reading a book—or at least seen other folks passing the time by turning the pages of the latest best seller. But be careful—you might poke an eye out on the corner of one of those tomes.
At least, that's the concern of a school bus driver in the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada. The driver in the Montreal suburb has forbidden a book-loving student, eight-year-old Sarah Auger, from reading during her 20-minute bus ride to and from school. According to the driver, doing so might threaten Auger's safety and that of other students.
Along with possibly poking out her own eye on a book corner, Auger said the bus driver told her that other students might get out of their seats to see what she's reading. The little girl complained to her father, Daniel Abel, and the outraged dad is clear about where he stands on the policy.
"I find it stupid and useless," Abel told CBC News. However, his attempts to get the book ban reversed seem to be falling flat.
Nancy Ménard, the director of operations at the school bus company, Autobus Richelieu, told the news outlet that students aren't allowed to have any items out of their backpacks while riding the bus. Along with books, students are also prohibited from using toys, smartphones, or tablets.
"We have to put it in the context that there are 50 students on the bus," said Ménard. "[Drivers] can't check what everyone is taking out of their bags."
The town's school board is also supporting the driver.
"The responsibility of a school bus driver is to transport students safely," said Mario Champagne, general secretary and director of communications for the Hautes-Rivière school board.
The rest of the world, however, isn't so supportive—and some people are taking to social media to mock the policy. "Stop that dangerous book reading!" tweeted U.K. resident Ian Cook. Another Twitter user, Sheila Franco, expressed shock over the rule: "whaaaaa man this world is mad! My son loves to read on the short bus ride home!!!" she wrote. A Montreal resident who tweets under the handle Cognitive Dissonance suggested a solution to the potential eye-poking problem: "Read paperbacks. Problem solved."
But in a statement written in French on its website, the school board said that the issue is not that books themselves are dangerous, but that objects that have been removed from backpacks could injure students if the bus stopped suddenly.
"Nobody wants an accident due to a lack of vigilance," reads the statement.
As for Abel, he told CBC News that he plans to continue to encourage his daughter to read anywhere she wants to. Given the district's continued stance on books, it looks like that won't be happening on the school bus anytime soon.
APRIL 11, 2015
Steaming Load: Global Warming Goons Emulate Daleks, "Exterminate, Exterminate"
[Mbatt] Crazy and evil: not a good combo.
Students of history will recall what happened when German social engineers decided that certain sectors of the population needed to be reduced in the name of their oligarchical collectivist ideology. But the oligarchical collectivists running the United Nations are different from Nazis. They don't want to reduce certain sectors of the human population. They want to reduce all of it:
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said humanity "really should make every effort" to reduce global population trends to protect the environment and fight global warming in an interview with Climate One. …
"We can definitely change [population] numbers and really should make every effort to change those numbers because we are already, today, already exceeding the planet's planetary carrying capacity, today," Figueres [barked]. "To say nothing of adding more population that is really going to overextend our capacity. So yes we should do everything possible."
The Islamic State's ideology isn't as scary. Those maniacs only hate people who disagree with them about Islam. To envirofascists of the type driving the global warming hoax, all humans are the enemy. From their point of view, the problem isn't fixed so long as there are any of us left.
Leftist "ethicists" have literally argued in favor of ending the human race.
This terrifying antihuman ideology isn't limited to the thankfully ineffectual UN and equally useless academia:
For decades, environmental activists have been suggesting the world has too many people. White House science czar John Holdren argued in the 1970s that governments needed to take measures to reduce population or suffer ecological calamity.
Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have said "fertility management" was the key to fighting global warming.
As most readers are probably aware, "global warming" is not real — thus the rebranding as "climate change," which has always been a constant feature of the planet. But the horror of wicked lunatics in the mold of Figueres, Holdren, and Gore taking charge of who can reproduce and when could become real. Readers will recall that Obama's advisor Holdren has suggested putting sterilants in our water supply.
All progressive ideology boils down to tyranny as an end in itself. By dictating who can reproduce and when, tyrants can control who exists in the future. The only tyranny more absolute is to control who exists now.
Given sufficient pretext, they won't hesitate to do that either. But at least if Auschwitz reopens for business, it will be for the good of planet. Supposedly.
MARCH 28, 2015
Steaming Load: Forest Service Conducts Thought Crimes Witch Hunt
[Mbatt] As the federal government metastasizes, it consumes all of the economy's oxygen, so that it is harder to find jobs in the private sector. This is bad news for white guys, if the US Forest Service is any indication:
A top U.S. Forest Service executive told his employees to probe their own "unconscious bias" on everything from race and sexuality to the disabled and fat people, asking them to use an unproven assessment tool to explore their feelings. …
Forest Management Director Bryan Rice … in a March 11 email to his employees, also instructed them to read a New York Times piece titled "Straight talk for white men," which argues that white men benefit from unconscious bias.
Rice himself is Cherokee. Here he demonstrates his qualifications by blathering moonbattery with forked tongue:
"The intent of using the unconscious bias material is to assist with efforts to foster a work environment where everyone is respected and valued."
Everyone except officially disfavored cisgender white guy oppressors.
"The unconscious bias material can help us explore diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It was included in a discussion of diversity as part of a continuous series of collaborative discussions on a variety of topics we have on my staff that cover key Forest Service policies and values as a means of fostering continued awareness."
Rice's tests don't just ask people what they think. By now we all know what we are supposed to think, so employees will lie to keep their jobs. The test attempts to get inside of people's minds:
The bias assessments Mr. Rice asked employees to take are hosted at Implicit.Harvard.edu and include tests of whether someone leans toward President Obama or other presidents, whether someone prefers light-skinned to dark-skinned people, and whether someone has "an automatic preference for straight relative to gay people."
Tests are based on how quickly one associates feel-good words and feel-bad words with the subjects of the test. To test whether someone prefers straight or gay people, users are asked to click a key when they see a "good" word or "bad" word, and when they see a picture of a gay couple and a straight couple. The speed of word association is used to calculate someone's preferences.
The goal apparently is to weed out those who aren't on board with making the Forest Service as "diverse" as possible — i.e., with systematically discriminating against white males who do not publicly declare themselves to be perverts. This dying breed, which until recently was known as "normal Americans," is already statistically under-represented among federal workers.
MARCH 14, 2015
Steaming Load: At Bard College (Empire State) producing educated individuals who can, and do, think for themselves is out.
Students at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley are hoping to turn their peers and faculty into 'social justice warriors' through mandatory seminars and adjustments to the school's curriculum.
"At the very least, the curriculum should emphasize topics of dominance, resistance, difference, and diversity." Tweet This
Flyers depicting a raised fist accompanied by information about a petition to "expand social justice education" at the private liberal arts college were hung across campus earlier this week, according to a post by user postmodern_cereal on Reddit.
A Bard administrator confirmed the flyer's authenticity in an email to Campus Reform. The petition's origins are unclear; the Google Doc does not list any contact information, nor does its poster. It is also uncertain how many students have signed the petition as signatories have to login with a Bard e-mail username and password.
According to the student-led petition, Bard should instill "cultural competency" in its student body. The petitioners define cultural competency as "an interdisciplinary understanding of social justice issues and the analytical lenses through which to critically view them."
The petition outlines five proposed institutional changes that include adding a mandatory social justice orientation to Bard's introductory "Language & Thinking Program," requiring that faculty attend social justice training, changing first-year students' curriculum to incorporate "literatures of the broader world," and creating a sophomore social justice seminar.
"We hope to integrate learning and discussion about social justice into the fabric of Bard's academic mission and teaching philosophy by examining courses, requirements, and curricular experiences that promote or avoid certain worldviews," states the petition.
According to creators of the petition, protests in Ferguson, Missouri and those involved in the "I Can't Breathe" movement served as the inspiration behind students' request for social justice expansion.
"[T]he polarized reactions and fruitless debates at Bard and around the world in response to the events in Ferguson made it apparent that a common educational foundation is imperative to our ability to critically and productively discuss these issues," states the petition.
Beginning with adjustments to Bard's "Rethinking Difference" requirement, the petitioner's hope to enact a policy that would require administrators to meet annually with students involved in the school's Multicultural Diversity Committee (MDC) and Educational Policies Committee to discuss class syllabi and potential changes to the curriculum. Petitioners believe this would ensure that classes remain "relevant and intelligible for students" and "emphasize the link between curricula and contemporary life."
The second proposal—a mandatory social justice training for first-year students—would teach students how to understand "privilege, agency, oppression, [and] microaggressions;" discuss social justice with peers and faculty members; and recognize the "importance of gender identity and pronouns," among other tutorials. The mandatory training would take up a full-day of students' orientation and be facilitated by upper-level student and alumni volunteers.
A similar, but separate training proposed for Bard's faculty would invite scholars in fields related to social justice to encourage faculty and staff to initiate conversations about diversity, recognize and address microaggressions in class, and "make their teaching relevant to particular social justice issues."
In addition to incorporating social justice training in first-year students' orientation, petitioners also proposed changing Bard's first-year curriculum to integrate literature that isn't "part of a dominant, so-called 'Western' canon."
"At the very least, the curriculum should emphasize topics of dominance, resistance, difference, and diversity," states the petition.
The proposal for a sophomore level social justice seminar would require students 1to attend a minimum number of "lectures, workshops, screenings, or other events" as part of a "social justice series" graduation requirement beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Parting shot: Students are there to LEARN. Who the f**k put these infantile lunatics in charge of the asylum?
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Steaming Load: Obama Seizes Internet
[Barry calls it Net Neutrality. I call it a power grab that has two goals: TAXE$ & CENSORSHIP. Unless someone comes to our rescue, the days of freedom of speech in cyberspace are numbered.]
Dr. Hurd on Net Neutrality
I realize that when a billionaire "progressive" such as Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet or George Soros makes a statement about government policy, it's automatically and always right. Billionaires who want government control over the economy are given a free pass on expressing their views.
All the same, in the interest of equal time, it's worth noting that billionaire Mark Cuban has a different perspective on Net Neutrality, which the Federal Communications Commission today decreed to be law, as anticipated.
"That will fuck everything up," said the voluble Cuban in remarks Wednesday at the Code/Media conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
In early February, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed tough new rules for Internet lines that would prohibit wired and wireless broadband providers from collecting payment to cut to the front of the line, or blocking and throttling lawful content and services.
Cuban said this bid to significantly expand the agency's authority to regulate broadband providers is nothing more than an attack on giant media companies like Comcast.
"Net neutrality is just a demonization of big companies," Cuban said.
Cuban, who parlayed his windfall from the 1999 sale of Broadcast.com to Yahoo into an array of ventures that include the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, AXS TV and the Landmark Theatres chain, said there is no evidence (beyond an isolated 2008 case) that Internet providers have throttled access to certain websites. [reported at recode.net]
It's not an issue of demonizing big companies so much as playing favorites. The federal government wants to be involved so it can reward the big companies who do what it likes, and punish or ostracize the big companies who do what they dislike.
A Facebook reader of mine put it eloquently:
The Politicians' other argument for NN is directed at ISPs like Comcast who want to charge content companies like Netflix more money to deliver their content faster and with higher priority.
SO WHAT? Why shouldn't ISPs and telecommunications carriers be allowed to charge more money to deliver greater bandwidth, more reliable and consistent delivery, and protocol prioritization? As consumers we are free to choose how much Internet bandwidth we're willing to pay for, and the providers are free to determine the cost to deliver that access, as it should be. [Thank you Buddy Fufb Shipley]
In a government-run pseudo-market (also known as economic fascism), the standards shift from consumer satisfaction to political concerns. Government talks of "fairness" as over and above profit; what this always means in practice is manipulating the decisions of big businesses to suit the political purposes of the particular political party in power.
The really interesting part of the article at recode.net is this statement:
The executive [Mark Cuban] dismissed Netflix's claims that subscribers endured slower speeds until the company paid Comcast for direct access to the Internet provider's broadband network. Comcast claimed that Netflix had used an inferior middleman to deliver video to Comcast's network.
"It's a battle between two fairly large companies," Cuban said. "[They] worked it out, just like happens in business every day."
That's the key. Businesses work things out, because they have to do so. Government stands in the background, enforcing the right to private property and to uphold contracts willingly signed. At least, that's how it would be in a free market.
As significant as the Internet has become, this "Net Neutrality" issue is about more than the market. It's a grab for power by the federal government. You see, the federal government isn't interested in leaving well enough alone, or letting companies work out matters on their own, based on the motives of profit, survival and customer satisfaction.
The federal government — and this probably includes most of the Republican Party, as well — cannot stand the idea that the Internet economy was a successful instance of (in today's context) relatively unhampered market capitalism. It's precisely because this model of (relatively) unhampered capitalism worked so well that government now has to regulate it. Otherwise, it could be held up as a model for the rest of the economy. "If the Internet works so well with little or even no regulation, then what does this suggest for health care, education, lending, and all the other sectors of the economy under government management or control?"
The statists who run the nation's capital can't have it, and they won't have it. That's why Obama and his Democratic majority on the FCC pushed this through. And that's why the Republican-led Congress won't lift a finger in protest. Most of them are just fine with it.
The people I hear defending the Orwellian-named Net Neutrality do so on the premise that it will bring this or that benefit to the consumer. Which consumer? Any action of government bringing benefit to one party (or company), by definition brings harm or loss to another. On what basis does the government take over management of the Internet itself to "benefit consumers" when the government will be the one picking winners and losers based on political — never economic — considerations?
The only proper role for government is a crucial one — to uphold contracts voluntarily entered into by consumers and businesses. Without such a role for government, there would indeed be chaos and anarchy. Advocates of "Net Neutrality" want us to believe that turning the Internet into a public utility will inaugurate this role, when the government was already playing that role all along. The real and only possible purpose for this rule is to ensure that government sets the terms of contracts into which customers and businesses would otherwise freely enter.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (a Republican who opposed so-called Net Neutrality) put it best: It's a "solution that won't work to a problem that doesn't exist." Exactly right.
Government regulation and control is a beautiful form of evil. It's self-contained and self-reinforcing. Once government gets control of something, then it eliminates competition. "Private" companies are still allowed to keep their names and exist as "freely competing" entities, so long as they follow the dictates of the government and treat their own efforts at providing bandwidth, and whatever else, as the product of the government. It's the "You didn't build that" mentality taken to its logical endpoint.
Politicians get to have their cake and eat it too. When things go wrong, the "free market" gets blamed, even though a public utility is not a free market; it's a government-controlled cartel. When things go right, the "humanitarian impulses" of the do-gooders in government get all the credit, paving the way for still more control over everything else in our lives.
A free market Internet in twenty-first century America? Forget about it. Politicians in power don't want citizens to get the wrong idea. Government standing away from the economy might actually be a good thing — or even a better thing than the socialism and economic fascism which we have moved toward in almost every other way.
For that reason alone, the Internet — as we know it — has got to go.
[Why won't the FCC release any details about what's CONTAINED in the Net Neutrality edict it just passed?
What's in it that they don't want We the People to know?
How far have they exceeded their authority, this time?
Is, as many have reported, this a George Soros assault on our liberty?
Is, as seems likely, Net Neutrality a ploy by the Obama Regime to muzzle any/all vestiges of Freedom of Speech in cyberspace]
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Steaming Load: Uncle Sam Reward$ Border Jumping Scumbags
[Weekly Standard] President Barack Obama has promoted his recent executive action on immigration by arguing that he's only deferring action – holding off on enforcement of the current immigration laws until an immigration reform he approves of passes Congress. But that's not really true; in fact there's a way for illegal immigrants immediately to receive "amnesty bonuses," as Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska terms it.
Here's how. A recent Homeland Security Committee hearing on immigration revealed an alarming consequence of President Obama's executive amnesty—that illegal immigrants with deferred status may be able to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Moreover, this person, who is here in the U.S. unlawfully, could be able to file an amended tax return for up to the last three tax years, possibly receiving upwards of $24,000 in tax credits.
The discovery was made by Eileen J. O'Connor, a tax lawyer and the former head of the tax division of the United States Department of Justice, who used her congressional testimony in front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to explain it. "The law makes a social security number a requirement of eligibility to receive the earned income credit," O'Connor explained.
"But in 1999, the Chief Counsel's office of IRS ruled (in a non-binding, non-precedential way, but no one but the IRS pays attention to those disclaimers) that when a person receives a social security number, he can file amended returns to claim the credit for the three preceding years during which he did not. The logic is puzzling: the credit is not available if you don't have a social security number, but you can receive it retroactively for years during which you did not qualify for it because you didn't have a social security number."
Senator Sasse, who along with Senator Ron Johnson has written a letter addressed to the inspector general of the U.S. Treasury Department, has released a statement commenting on the "amnesty bonuses."
"By offering illegal aliens new payments under the Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS may encourage fraud from those claiming children living in other countries. The Administration may have blown open the doors for fraud with amnesty bonuses of more than $24,000 to those who receive deferred action," Sasse says in the statement.
"This is basic economics: if you want more of something, you subsidize it. By subsidizing illegal entry with four years' worth of new tax credits, the IRS would promote lawlessness. This program severely undermines the White House's lip-service to enforcing the law and would increase the burden on law-abiding taxpayers."
In his own statement, Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, seconds Sasse's concerns. "Non-U.S. citizens who qualify for President Obama's temporary deferred actions will now be eligible to receive permanent Social Security numbers. A Social Security number is the key that opens a whole treasure chest of benefits, including significant tax credits," Johnson's statement reads.
"Most notably, qualifying applicants for the president's programs can now claim thousands – even tens of thousands – of dollars in payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit and, for some, the Additional Child Tax Credit. These two programs, which cost taxpayers $89.6 billion in 2013, were responsible for $21 billion in improper, potentially fraudulent payments that same year. Americans deserve to know where their taxpayer dollars are being spent and whether the Internal Revenue Service is failing to protect them from improper payments."
FEBRUARY 08, 2015
Steaming Load: Obama Regime Seizing Internet
(CNSNews.com) – Bowing to pressure from the White House, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said he will support a controversial proposal to reclassify wired and wireless broadband service as a public utility when the FCC votes on the matter February 26.
In an oped published in Wired on Wednesday, Wheeler said that he was proposing new "net neutrality" rules governing Internet Service Providers (ISP) under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, which he said would "preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression."
Wheeler, one of three Democrats on the five-member commission, added that the reclassification "assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone's permission."
The new regulations could cost customers as much as $15 billion in new federal and state taxes and fees, according to the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). But proponents argue that federal regulation is needed to prevent large phone and cable companies from running roughshod over consumers.
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) called Wheeler's announcement "a big victory… for consumers, for small businesses trying to compete with the big guys, and for innovation."
Last November, President Obama called on the FCC to adopt "the strongest possible" rules to enforce net neutrality by requiring Internet providers to treat all traffic equally and not allowing them to charge certain large content providers like Netflix more for faster access.
"I believe the FCC should create a new set of rules protecting net neutrality and ensuring that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online," Obama said at the time.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Wheeler changed his position on net neutrality after "an unusual, secretive effort inside the White House, led by two aides who built a case for the principle known as 'net neutrality' through dozens of meetings with online activists, Web startups and traditional telecommunications companies."
Republican members of Congress responded by saying that federal regulation of the Internet would be an unprecedented power grab by the Obama administration that is neither necessary nor wise.
"The White House's efforts to drag the Internet into 1930s regulations is a move that puts the FCC on the fast lane to the federal courthouse," House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R-FL) warned in a statement.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called the proposal "a Trojan horse" that would allow the federal government to prioritize content as well as tax Internet users.
"What the FCC wants to do is to get into this queue so they actually precede your ISP in governance of the Internet. What that will allow them to do, in addition to regulating and taxing, is to assign priority and value to all content," Blackburn said Tuesday on Fox Business, noting strong bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill.
"This is another way that this administration thinks they can go about and control your access to information," she contended.
"They don't have any business going there," added Blackburn, who introduced a bill last year to prohibit the FCC from regulating ISPs. "The Internet is not broken. They need to leave it alone."
"It's pretty stunning to see a major newspaper get such a detailed account of totally inappropriate behavior from an administration that completely steamrolled what's supposed to be an independent, expert agency. The White House basically treated the FCC as their errand boy," Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment, told CNSNews.com.
"And the most stunning thing to me probably in this Wall Street Journal story is that Obama was still sort of on the fence about doing this, about steamrolling the FCC, and then when he got crushed in the mid-term elections, and there's this huge Republican landslide, that convinced him to go ahead and do it. That convinced him, oh, for my legacy I'm going to move further left and ignore what the American people just said."
Kerpen's group delivered 808,363 citizen comments opposing regulation of the Internet to the FCC during the agency's public comment period, which elicited more than 4 million responses nationwide, and is currently circulating a petition urging Congress to either "stop the FCC or shut it down."
"Congress really needs to understand how completely outrageous what's just happened is," Kerpen told CNSNews.com. "The American people elected a Republican Congress. The president responded to that by saying I'm going to move further left, I'm going to hijack an independent agency to advance this political agenda that's been developed in secret with a variety of my corporate donors and other political allies.
"If that's not something that Republicans can come together one way or another and stop in Congress, then we've got a real problem."
Kerpen added that although proponents of net neutrality have been warning for years that large service providers would "break the Internet" by blocking certain websites or redirecting traffic for commercial gain, "all these terrible things never happened."
"And they never would happen, because these companies are disciplined by competition," he told CNSNews.com. "If they started blocking what website you can go to, or redirecting your traffic, or what have you, they would lose customers in droves. People would switch to their competitors. The CEO would probably get fired.
"On the other hand, once you install government bureaucrats as the decision makers on how networks are managed, what prices can be charged, and so forth, you actually have a much greater chance that they will make mistakes or do malicious things, and there won't be any competition to check them because they're the final word.
"This goes against decades of decisions at the FCC that have consistently said that computer services and Internet services are not telecommunications services under the act, they're not subject to these public utility regulations," Kerpen added.
"This reverses all of that, and so it's a huge massive break from the way the commission has approached this issue for decades, really. And it doesn't make a lot of sense. It's clearly not what these laws were designed for.
"Basically what the White House is saying is that we want to regulate Internet providers but we know that Congress will never agree to enact them. So we're going to try to shoehorn them through this process at the FCC by reclassifying the Internet as a public utility, something that it really isn't.
"To believe that this is a good idea, you have to think that free market competition for the Internet for the past couple of decades has failed, that the Internet's not working, and what it really needs is heavy-handed government regulation and more taxes," Kerpen said.
"And I just don't know anyone outside of really extreme liberals that think that way. They can't get the popular support to do it the honest way, so they're concocted this very convoluted sort of backdoor way to get the regulations that they want."
Besides, he pointed out, "public utility regulation has a disastrous record. It's extremely anti-consumer. The idea that we would go back to that old-fashioned model is so disastrous from a public policy standpoint, which is why the expert agency charged with looking at this didn't want to do it.
"And yet here we are, and it's about to happen anyway because of what the White House did. "
FEBRUARY 01, 2015
Load 1: Food Nazis set hair on fire over kid's lunch
A shaming note, handwritten on orange paper, was sent home on Tuesday with Justin Puckett's daughter Alia, a student at Kirksville Primary School in Missouri. It read as follows:
"Dr. and Mrs. Puckett,
The cafeteria reported to me that Alia's lunch today included 4 chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow."
The letter also had a space titled "Parent signature requested" on which Puckett wrote "Request denied."
On Tuesday, Puckett uploaded a photo of the note to Facebook with the caption: "Big brother……….At least get your facts straight before intruding. I was aware of her lunch contents. Four pieces of ham, low fat string cheese, pickles, 4 marshmallows, and a small piece of dark chocolate (she did have 2 extra pieces, one for her brother and another for a friend who we know well and her parents are ok with this). There were no crackers. Sure, I'd liked her to pack a few more veggies and maybe a piece of fruit, but we compromise on pickles occasionally. How would you respond to this note?"
Load 2: Mexifornia deems Boy Scouts a hate group.
California's seven Supreme Court judges have voted unanimously to prohibit state judges from holding membership in the Boy Scouts of America; the ruling is based on the grounds that the Scouts discriminate against gays.
California is one of several states that has rules on the books banning judges from holding memberships in groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation; the court, however, also carved out an exception for non-profit youth groups, including the Boy Scouts.
Everything changed, however, when an ethics advisory committee recommended the ban last year.
The ethics committee offered its recommendation in February of last year, but the Supreme Court elected to hold off on making its final decision on the matter until two Brown-appointed judges took the bench this year.
Judges have until January 21 of next year to dump their membership; if they don't they could face removal from the bench.
JANUARY 17, 2015
Steaming Load: West Hollywood imposes Gender Bender bullshit on local businesses.
[Fox News] Businesses in West Hollywood have 60 days to comply with a new law requiring all single-stall restrooms to be gender-neutral and not restrict usage to a single sex.
The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that the law takes effect on Thursday with the aim of accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming people.
"I hope we can encourage other cities to adopt this," Abbe Land, a councilwoman who initiated the law, reportedly said at a meeting last month. "It's really so easy when you think about it, and I'm glad that we're one of the cities that is moving forward on that."
The Los Angeles suburb, which has a sizable gay and transgender population, passed the ordinance in June. It doesn't apply to multiple-stall restrooms.
"Gender-specific restrooms can be unwelcoming and potentially unsafe for many people whose gender identity falls outside of traditional gender norms," said a city statement released this week.
The city said the law also will prove beneficial to "people with disabilities or with personal attendants, people with children of a different gender, and to the many people who have waited in line for a gender-specific restroom" when stalls for the opposite sex are empty.
A similar law was passed in 2006 in Washington, D.C. Philadelphia passed a measure in 2013 that requires new or renovated city-owned buildings to include gender-neutral bathrooms.
JANUARY 11, 2015
Steaming load: Leaders from more than 40 nations marched in Paris Sunday, except Obamunist America.
Nobody from the US govt marched in Paris today… not even Eric Holder.
Once the massive unity march in Paris was a definite go, there were more than a few people on social media asking how it was that Barack Obama wasn't going to be there. I'll play Devil's advocate here and just say what we're all thinking in terms of answering those detractors. Hey… those golf balls ain't gonna hit themselves, ya know.
Apparently Joe Biden was also busy, but never fear. The President sent Eric Holder. I know he was there because he was doing all of the Sunday shows from Paris. Then cable news ground to a halt for one of the more impressive shots you will ever see; one of the biggest collections of world leaders to be found anywhere, and they were outside in the cold and the rain, locking arms and marching in unity with the people of France as they stood up to Islamic terrorism. Here's just one of the many media shots which captured the rather historic moment.
But wait… isn't somebody missing from this picture? In what is possibly one of the worst games of Where's Waldo in history, the fine folks at Weasel Zippers notice that Eric Holder doesn't seem to be on the scene.
There's a photo at the link of Holder with some of the leaders standing on the steps of a building for a photo op, but he was otherwise busy for the actual rally.
Attorney General Eric Holder is in Paris this week to attend a meeting on fighting terrorism, but did not participate in a march with world leaders Sunday to honor the 17 people killed last week in France.
More than 40 world leaders marched arm in arm through Paris to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honor the victims of the three days of terrorist attacks.
Swinging back to WZ for the full list, here are the world leaders who actually showed up and walked the walk.
Left to right: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Donald Tusk, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Jordan's Queen Rania, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other guests
Oh, man. We didn't even manage to qualify for … and other guests.
DECEMBER 05, 2914
Steaming Load: Obama Is Degrading Our Military
Where have all the fighter pilots gone?
I think we have plenty of Fighter Pilots and heroes at the Lt, Capt, and Major levels who have been great leaders in the recent wartime environments. The problem is that these young warriors are astute and smart enough that they can see what is happening to the military leadership over the last six years and they are vacating the services as soon as they are eligible. Just look at the fifty or so General Officers that the Obama Administration has relieved. What a future for the brightest and best to look forward to. Only the politically inclined are staying and moving on.
This is a sad commentary on what political correctness has done.
Beginning with McNamara the powers that be decided to run the US Air Force like an 8 to 5 business. Warrior leaders of General LeMay's stature were no longer to be found. The fundamental job of the military, "kill people and break their things", became seriously hampered by "rules of engagement" whose guiding logic is political, not successful combat. I agree with the author. If and when the US military is defeated, it will be running the best Day Care centers in the world. We used to go to the Officers Club or NCO Club Stag Bar on Friday afternoons to drink, smoke and swap lies with our comrades. Think about this when you read the rest of the letter below.
What happened to our Air Force/Marines/Army/Navy............. (or Military)?
Drinking then became frowned on. Smoking caused cancer and could "harm you." Stag bars became seen as 'sexist'. Gradually, our men quit patronizing their clubs because what happened in the club became fodder for a performance report. It was the same thing at the Airman's Club and the NCO and/or Top 3 clubs. Now we don't have separate clubs for the ranks.
Instead we have something called "All Ranks Clubs" or "Community Clubs." They're open to men and women of all ranks...from airman basic to general officer. Still, no one is there. Gee, I wonder why. The latest brilliant thought out of Washington is that the operators ("pilots?") flying remote aircraft in combat areas from their plush desk at duty stations in Nevada or Arizona should draw the same combat pay as those real world pilots actually on board a plane in a hostile environment. More politically correct logic? They say that remote vehicle operators are subject to the same stress levels as the combat pilot actually flying in combat. REALLY...you're b.s. ing me!!!??? Now that I've primed you a little, read on.
Here is a rant from a retired fighter pilot that is worth reading: "It is rumored that our current Secretary of Defense recently asked the question, "Where are all the dynamic leaders of the past?" I can only assume, if that is true, that he was referring to Robin Olds, Jimmy Doolittle, Patton, Ike, Boyington, Nimitz, etc.?
Well, I've got the answer: They were fired before they made Major! Our nation doesn't want those kinds of leaders anymore. Squadron commanders don't run squadrons and wing commanders don't run wings. They are managed by higher ranking idiots with other esoteric goals in mind.
Can you imagine someone today looking for a LEADER to execute that Doolittle Raid and suggesting that it be given to a daredevil boozer -- his only attributes: he had the respect of his men, an awesome ability to fly, and the organizational skills to put it all together? If someone told me there was a chance in hell of selecting that man today, I would tell them they were either a liar or dumber than s---.
I find it ironic that the Air Force put Brigadier General Robin Olds on the cover of the company rag last month. While it made me extremely proud to see his face, he wouldn't make it across any base in America (or overseas) without ten enlisted folks telling him to zip up his flight suit, get rid of the cigarette, and shave his mustache off.
I have a feeling that his response would be predictable and for that crime he would probably get a trip home and an Article 15. We have lost the war on rugged individualism and that, unfortunately, is what fighter pilots want to follow; not because they have to but because they respect leaders of that ilk. We've all run across that leader that made us proud to follow him because you wanted to be like him and make a difference. The individual who you would drag your testicles through glass for rather than disappoint him.
We better wake the hell up! We're asking our young men and women to go to really shitty places; some with unbearable climates, never have a drink, have little or no contact with the opposite sex, not look at magazines of a suggestive nature of any type, and adhere to ridiculous regs that require you to tuck your shirt into your PT uniform on the way to the porta-shitter at night, in a blinding dust storm, because it's a uniform.
These people we're sending to combat are some of the brightest I've met but they are looking for a little sanity, which they will only find on the outside if we don't get a friggin' clue. You can't continue asking people to live for months or years at a time acting like nuns and priests. Hell, even they get to have a beer.
Who are we afraid of offending? The guys that already hate us enough to strap C-4 to their own bodies and walk into a crowd of us? Think about it. I'm extremely proud of our young men and women who continue to serve. I'm also very in tune with what they are considering for the future and I've got news for whoever sits in the White House, Congress, and our so-called military leaders. Much talent has and will continue to hemorrhage from our services, because wanna-be warriors are tired of fighting on two fronts - -one with our enemies, another against our lack of common sense. Take it or leave it....that's just the way it is, no. if's and's or but's...................
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
Steaming Load: Job For Life
[Washington Examiner] Federal managers have fired fewer bad employees each year since President Obama took office.
Fewer than 4,900 career civil servants were fired in fiscal year 2013 out of 1.4 million — about one out of every every 300 employees — according to Office of Personnel Management data.
The figures were 5,700 in 2010, 5,500 in 2011, and 5,200 in 2012. Only partial data was available for fiscal 2014, but it was on track for 4,800, the lowest in recent memory.
There are also about 7,700 senior executives in the federal government, who are held to a higher standard than those in the General Schedule rank and file.
But only five in the Senior Executive Service were fired in 2012, seven in 2013 and none in the first half of 2014.
Both of Congress' new top bureaucracy watchers — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. — have identified the inability to get rid of bad federal employees as a top reform target.
Employees haven't gotten automatic across-the-board pay raises in several years, but Chaffetz said rooting out the worst performers is a better money-saving strategy.
"I can guarantee you we're going to have a hearing about the fact that there are more than 4,000 people on paid administrative leave" while lengthy misconduct investigations take place, Chaffetz told The Hill.
At OPM, officials said the number of bad employees pushed out was actually higher because they often resign — sometimes taking an early retirement with full or partial pension — or they transfer to another government post while firing proceedings are underway.
"Many federal employees may elect to resign before or during a formal disciplinary or removal process can be initiated and completed. In addition, supervisors and managers who proactively address poor performance through the Performance Improvement Plan process often succeed in elevating the level of performance to a satisfactory or higher level, which addresses the problem directly rather than through an often arduous removal process," an OPM spokesman said.
The spokesman declined to comment when asked whether having an "arduous" firing process is a problem requiring attention. The spokesman also declined to say how many federal employees were fired for egregious conduct violations versus insufficient job performance.
"It's going to take six months to a year," said a former official in the George W. Bush administration who spoke on a condition of anonymity because he is still active on labor issues.
"They need to give me a bad rating, then put me on a performance improvement plan. If I show no improvement they'll begin the process, which I can appeal."
"If I see something coming like that, do I want to claim one of the other categories, gender, race, age, whatever, so I turn this into something instead of a performance issue, I decide to make this into a discrimination issue?"
Agencies sometimes pay to settle those complaints so they don't reflect badly on the agency, even if they aren't supported by facts.
Rules also make it easy for a past or current federal employee to get a different government job, so they often transfer while the firing process is under way. Agencies often seem to do little to investigate the employee's reputation at the old department.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Steaming Load: Gun Seizure in Buffalo
[TPNN] Remember that part in the Second Amendment that deals with what happens to firearms once someone passes away? "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed… until they die. Then the police can swoop in and snag grandpa's service pistol."
Wait… No, I just checked; that last part is not in there.
Police in Buffalo, New York, are implementing a plan to seize firearms from the recently deceased within days of passing in order to keep such weapons from falling into the hands of the bereaved family members.
As one would expect, the move is not going over well with those who value our Second Amendment and, well, really anyone who enjoys even the vaguest understanding of fairness, justice or property rights.
Family members who are grieving the passing of a loved one must get their acts together pronto if they wish to avoid jail time. Family members have 15 days from the time of death to dispose of the gun or turn them into police who then can hold them for up to two years while a family member applies (begs) to the government regain the firearm.
Failure to do so results in a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine.
Police will be cross referencing those who have recently died with those who are permitted for a firearm and seizing weapons when family members have not promptly complied with the law.
Meanwhile, the law only affects those who obeyed the law and registered the firearms. Gangbangers with a Saturday Night Special bought out of the back of a trunk, however, will remain armed and anonymous.
NOVEMBER 08, 2014
Steaming Load: An Empty Suit
"I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.
In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of My Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the real author.
His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal.
He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?
He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.
And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John Mc Cain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.
The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against Mc Cain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.
Now, 5 full years into his presidency, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.
Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain.
The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour" were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.
Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.
Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.
He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America. He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.
The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.
Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there?
Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual's life.
When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.
We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States.
We the people are coming!
OCTOBER 18, 2014
Steaming Load: Two teachers union hacks allowed to be substitute teachers for ONE DAY, qualifying them for pensions that will, given their life expectancy, hit the taxpayers for nearly $1 million apiece.
They're still receiving their pensions after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation "reforming" the state pension system back in 2012.
Adam Andrzejewski of Forbes has the story:
In Illinois, Substitute Teaching For One Day Reaped Nearly $1 Million in Taxpayer-Funded Pension Money
In 2011, the Chicago Tribune exposed a pair of Illinois teacher union lobbyists, Stephen Preckwinkle and David Piccioli, who substitute taught for one day and stood to collect nearly $1 million in state teacher retirement pensions from a severely underfunded system. The five Illinois pension systems have a $100 billion liability and the teachers fund may run out of money as early as 2029. Newspaper editorials, elected officials, the governor and citizens cried foul. Legislation was quickly passed to stop the abuse.
When Gov. Pat Quinn signed the pension "reform" legislation into law on January 5, 2012, he said. "The pension abuses unearthed were flagrant. They needed to be stopped immediately and prevented from ever happening in the future."
Mission accomplished, or so it seemed.
Even though all Illinois citizens were led to believe that the pension abusers had been stopped, within twenty-four months after the "reform" legislation passed, the union lobbyists retired and received their lifetime Illinois state teacher pensions.
Even in Illinois, how this could have happened? The governor and the entire statewide media and political class took credit for stopping these abuses in late 2011 through January 2012.
A couple of weeks ago, we spotted Preckwinkle and Piccioli within a long list of 30 state retirees from the Illinois Federation of Teachers (private sector teachers union). Sure enough, in 2014, Piccioli is receiving $30,564 and Preckwinkle $37,416 pensions. The experience was a bit overwhelming, even for our seasoned team of forensic investigators.
This wasn't accidental. The teachers union assholes did it deliberately.
OCTOBER 11, 2014
Steaming Load: President Barack Obama refused to see two former U.S. Marines who walked hundreds of miles to the White House to raise awareness of a fellow Marine jailed in Mexico.
Terry Sharpe and Allen Brown completed their walk on Sunday, arriving at the White House with a police escort and a number of others who support their efforts to secure the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. They were not invited inside the White House, nor did anyone from the Obama administration apparently greet them.
Sharpe first walked from his home in Summerfield, N.C., to Danville, Va., where he was joined by Brown, who walked with him the rest of the way to Washington, D.C., according to the DcGazette. The journey took three weeks.
Tahmooressi has been in Mexican custody since April 1 after he crossed the border from Texas into Mexico with three firearms in his vehicle. Tahmooressi had the weapons, which he owned legally, in his truck because he was in the process of moving from Florida to Texas. He has said from the beginning that he entered Mexican territory accidentally.
Sharpe and Brown had not met prior to their walk but they learned that the had served together in the same Marine battalion during the Vietnam War.
At the White House, Sharpe read from a letter he had written to the president.
"As Marines, we pledged long ago to never leave another Marine on the battlefield," he read, "and you have expressed this same sentiment as commander in chief. Our nation owes Sergeant Tahmooressi a debt of gratitude, and you have the ability to repay part of that debt by making one phone call."
Holding their cellphones in the air in a symbolic gesture, the Marines then called upon President Obama to call Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to intercede on behalf of Tahmooressi.
Another Marine led the group in a prayer before the two walked to the Mexican embassy, where they were met by a representative who promised to take their message to Ambassador Eduardo Tomás Medina-Mora Icaza.
The two Marines plan to remain in D.C. to attend the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearings regarding Tahmooressi scheduled for tomorrow, according to the DcGazzette.
It's no surprise that Obama ignored these men; he has all but ignored Tahmooressi's plight since the beginning. [Conservative Tribune]
Terry Sharpe and Allen Brown deserve better from Barry.
Sgt. Tamooressi does too.
So do We The People.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
Steaming Load: Color Coded Gun Purchases
While We the People weren't looking, Barry pulled a fast one. He's requiring gun dealers to record the buyer's race/ethnicity. Why? Unknown, but it's destined to be a frontal assault on our liberty.
Here's the devilish details from Moonbattery:
Imagine an America in which only racial/ethnic groups favored by the government are allowed to exercise their fundamental right to bear arms. The groundwork is already being laid:
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.
This racial profiling would come in handy if the government wanted to disarm some of us but not others.
With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white.
Another advantage of the policy is that it can help drive gun retailers out of business:
The amendment is causing a headache for gun retailers, as each box needs to be checked off or else it's an ATF violation — severe enough for the government to shut a business down. Many times people skip over the Hispanic/Latino box and only check their race, or vice versa — both of which are federal errors that can be held against the dealer.
Requiring the race and ethnic information of gun buyers is not required by federal law and provides little law enforcement value, legal experts say.
This is bad. REAL BAD.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Load 1: Duke University wants applicants to write an essay about their sex lives, including such warts and all topics as preferred gender and sexual proclivities.
Given the boinking hysteria at Ivory Towers, this reeks of 'gotcha'. Everything you write can and will be used against you? You better believe it.
[CI] Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.
Duke Adds Essay To Application For Details on Preferred Gender, Sexual Proclivities
Long gone are the days when you simply checked the box marking either male or female on college applications.
In today's world, where sexual desires trump biology and humans are defined by the sexual orientation, it's not surprising that an elite university would give prospective students a whole essay writing prompt to explain and elaborate on their preferred gender(s), and whether they want males or females – or both – to engage in sexual activity with them. Because that is so pertinent on a college application.
"Duke University has joined a small group of colleges that include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on admissions applications," Inside Higher Ed reports. "But Duke is doing so in a different way from others, with a short essay, rather than boxes to check. And applicants can use the essay to write about identities beyond sexual orientation and gender identity that they want to share with Duke."
PIG sez: Just say 'hell no' to the sex life essay.
Load 2: American kids in 10 states are catching a severe and mysterious enterovirus. WTF!
Since October 2013, 50,303 "unaccompanied children" from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have crossed America's porous Southern border to claim green cards via the immigration courts.
The Obama administration has sent none of these children home. Instead, federal officials have chosen to set aside normal immigration practices and to allow this wave of young illegal immigrants to apply for green cards via asylum applications and to disperse across the country. …
In the event that any of these thousands of Central American children are carrying communicable diseases, experts claim, any subsequent health crisis will likely first manifest itself within a public school environment.
At this point a health crisis is almost inevitable.
According to the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, the Obama administration has not subjected a large number of these children to proper medical screening processes.
Instead, the federal government has sent the unaccompanied minors to various U.S. locations to live with relatives or, in some cases, to live as foster wards. The children then enroll in local, taxpayer-funded public schools with no questions asked — by law.
Dr. Elaina George, a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network and a board-certified otolaryngologist, warned that this policy adds up to the possibility of a very serious disease outbreak.
Any sane society will attempt to protect its children from potentially lethal tuberculosis — unless it is ruled by people who do not have the public's best interests at heart.
In Virginia, for example, the state Department of Education issued a July memo ordering local school districts to accept illegal immigrant children even if they have no home and no documentation concerning their health or immunization status.
The memo stated, in part, that local schools "cannot exclude from school attendance those homeless children who do not provide the requisite health or immunization information required of other students."
They are special, you see.
Even if they were immunized, why would American taxpayers be required to shoulder the excessive burden of educating tens of thousands of children (of all ages) who are not in the country legally? Because liberal judicial oligarchs say so:
School districts have no choice but to enroll illegal immigrant children. In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that a state law (in Texas) preventing the children of illegal immigrants from attending public schools was unconstitutional because denying the children basic education contributes to "the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries."
The Obama Regime is pushing the insanity still further:
Additionally, in May of this year, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice sent a joint letter to school districts nationwide warning that they would "contravene Federal law" if they "chill or discourage the participation, or lead to the exclusion, of students based on their or their parents' or guardians' actual or perceived citizenship or immigration status."
AUGUST 22, 2014
Steaming Load: GAY-KK
[Mbatt] The Land of the Free has become the Tyranny of the Depraved:
On August 8, [the New York State Division of Human Rights] fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for acting on their belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman and thus declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration.
Here's what happened:
In 2012, Melissa Erwin and Jennie McCarthy contacted the Giffords to rent the family's barn for their same-sex wedding ceremony and reception. Cynthia Gifford responded that she and her husband would have to decline their request as they felt they could not in good conscience host a same-sex wedding ceremony at their home.
Decent people would understand and celebrate their parody of a marriage somewhere else. But homosexual militants are not known for their decency. They appear to derive great satisfaction from using the government to force people who are appalled by their perverse lifestyles to participate in them.
The Giffords have owned and operated Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, New York for over 25 years. Like many small farm families, they often open the farm to the public for events like berry picking, fall festivals, and pig racing. …
They also open their home for weddings and receptions. When the Giffords host weddings, they are involved in every aspect of the wedding planning and celebration: they greet and drive guests in their farm trolley, decorate the barn, set up floral arrangements, arrange fireworks displays, and provide catering. As the Human Rights Commission ruling even points out, "the only wedding-related service Liberty Ridge Farm does not offer is providing the official for the wedding ceremony."
The bridal suite is right in their own home.
As many brides know, planning a wedding requires hours of careful work to organize in order to pull off the celebration—hours during which family businesses operating venues like the Giffords' actively participate in the weddings they host. The Giffords believe that as free citizens running a business, they should have the right to decline to participate in an event that does not reflect their values.
Unfortunately, New York's Human Right's law (Executive Law, art. 15) creates special privileges based on sexual orientation that trump the rights of business owners.
These unjust privileges also trump the fundamental individual right of freedom of association.
Because the Giffords' family farm is open to the public for business, New York classifies it as a "public accommodation" and then mandates that it not "discriminate" on the basis of sexual orientation.
This means that like any business, they can refuse service for any reason — except to persons of elevated legal status. We are all equal before the law. But under rule by liberals, those who define themselves by the aberrant sexual practices they indulge in are more equal.
[T]he Giffords were not engaging in any insidious discrimination—they were acting on their belief about the nature of marriage. They do not object to gay or lesbian customers attending the fall festivals, or going berry picking, or doing any of the other activities that the farm facilitates. The Giffords' only objection is to being forced to abide by the government's views on sexuality and host a same-sex wedding. The Human Rights Commission has now declared this historic belief about marriage to be "discrimination."
The Giffords must pay a $1,500 mental anguish fine to each of the women and pay $10,000 in civil damages penalty to New York State.
The farce of pretending that the bullies who dragged this innocent family into court are the victims and deserve compensation for "mental anguish" should be too much for even liberals to stomach.
Like Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Giffords must also institute anti-discrimination re-education classes and procedures for their staff.
That is, they must pay to have their employees brainwashed to reject their own values — values that have defined civilization for millennia.
The question before all citizens is whether this law and this fine are just. Should the government be able to force family businesses to betray their consciences and participate in ceremonies that violate their beliefs? Should the government be in the business of "rehabilitating" consciences or "re-educating" its citizens to change their moral beliefs about the definition of marriage?
Here I have to disagree. These aren't the questions, because the answers are obvious.
The question is: how are we going to restore freedom and dignity by liberating ourselves from the twisted tyranny we are living under?
AUGUST 09, 2014
Steaming Load: Marine Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi, unjustly imprisoned in Mexico.
He's been a political prisoner in Mexico, since March 31st. The Mexican authorities are screwing with him. What passes for a judicial system in that pestilence keeps jerking him around. Making this particular circle of hell especially thrilling, his fellow prisoners are ready, willing, and eager to kill him.
What did he do to deserve this? Nothing. He landed in that hell hole for several reasons.
He made a wrong turn at the U.S. - Mexican border and ended up in Mexico.
He warned Mexican officials about the legally purchased and registered [in the USA] firearms in his truck.
He's an American.
He's a United States Marine.
Sgt. Tahmooressi did two tours of duty in Afghanistan, a service to his country that saddled him with PTSD. He deserves more from his nation than this crap.
Nobody in the Obama Regime has lifted a finger to help Sgt. Tahmooressi.
The Duffer In Chief traded 5 top terrorist leaders for Bowe Berghdal, a man who is, many believe, a deserter.
This same Oval Office Pussy won't lift a finger to free Marine Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi, whose only 'crime' is making a wrong turn at the U.S.-Mexican border. That just ain't right.
JULY 26, 2014
Steaming Load: Moonbat Whining
[The Guardian] Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere.
Classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism: any parent who discovered these hidden lessons will be glad the show's star just quit
There are many terrible children's programs through which parents must suffer during their child's young life. For every Sesame Street, there is an annoying Caillou or an acid-trippy Yo Gabba Gabba. But Thomas and Friends is – or was – the one show with enough subversive messages to make me turn it off for good.
My son, now three-and-a-half years old, thankfully never never went through a manic train fascination like so many other children. But once in a while, he'd get a bug in his brain to watch Thomas, and every time I sat and watched with him, I winced and groaned almost as much as Percy.
When I heard the news this week, that the voice actor behind Thomas's incessant whinging quit the series because he was underpaid, I remembered all of the reasons that I cut my kid off from the show in the first place.
Thomas and those friends are trains that toil away endlessly on the Isle of Sodor – which seems to be forever caught in British colonial times – and, on its surface, the show seems to impart good moral lessons about hard work and friendship. But if you look through the steam rising up from the coal-powered train stacks, you realize that the pretty puffs of smoke are concealing some pretty twisted, anachronistic messages.
For one, these trains perform tasks dictated by their imperious, little white boss, Sir Topham Hatt (also known as The Fat Controller), whose attire of a top hat, tuxedo and big round belly is just a little too obvious. Basically, he's the Monopoly dictator of their funky little island. Hatt orders the trains to do everything from hauling freight to carrying passengers to running whatever random errand he wants done, whenever he wants it done – regardless of their pre-existing schedules.
Inevitably, the trains get in a fight with or pick on one another (or generally mess up whatever job they are supposed to be doing) until Hatt has to scold one of them about being a "really useful engine", because their sole utility in life is their ability to satisfy his whims. Yeah, because I want to teach my kid to admire a controlling autocrat.
But there was one particular episode that caused me to put the brakes on Thomas for good. It revolved around James, a red engine who is described in the opening credits as "vain but lots of fun." (Wait, it's OK to be vain if you can show others a good time occasionally? Great – that's going in my Parenting 101 book.) In the episode "Tickled Pink", poor vain James, is ordered by Topham Hat to get a new coat of paint. But while James has only had an undercoat of pink slathered on, Topham Hatt interrupts and demands that James go pick up Hatt's granddaughter and deliver her and her friends to a birthday party right now.
James is mortified that he has to travel while pink and proceeds to hide from all the other trains along the way. When he's caught, the other trains – including Thomas – viciously laugh and mock him.
"What are you doing James? You're a big pink steamie," says Diesel, the bad-boy engine. (For the record, all the "villains" on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I'd like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke – and they are all pumping out smoke – it's not hard to make the leap into the race territory.)
But once James gets back on the rails and picks up Granddaughter Hatt and her friends, all seemingly ends well because the girls love pink.
Well guess what? It's not OK. You think a little boy watching Thomas is going to file away the lesson that pink is OK for boys? No, what kids remember is that James was laughed at, cruelly, over and over again, because he looked different and was clad in a "girly" pink color.
And that's not even to get started on the female trains. Well, actually it's hard to get started on them, because they barely exist. Take a quick scan of the more than 100 trains and characters in the Thomas universe – it spans multiple books, toys and continents in addition to a TV show – and you can quickly count on two hands the number of lady trains that populate is Isle of Sodor. Emily – the only lady train to get name checked in the opening credits and the only one who regularly hangs out with the boy trains – is said to "know her stuff." That's the sole description of her personality. What does that even mean?
Last year, the British Labour shadow Transportation Secretary even called out Thomas for its lack of females, saying that the franchise setting a bad example for girl wannabe train engineers everywhere.
At first blush, Thomas and his friends seem rather placid and mild. And there are certainly a lot worse shows in terms of in-your-face violence, sexism, racism and classism. But looks can be deceiving: the constant bent of messages about friendship, work, class, gender and race sends my kid the absolute wrong message.
[With all the crap coming down on us,why did I pick this 'fluff'? Because it's dumb shit like this that majorly pisses me off.]
JULY 5, 2014
Steaming Load 1: JP Morgan Chase asks 'How Korrect Are You?'
PIG asks: Is this money emporium getting ready for a Gay-KK inspired purge of 'enemies' of gender bending? Are some of the firm's employees being set up for a Mozilla-class purge? You be the judge:
Each year JP Morgan Chase sends its employees a survey asking questions related to management and other non-controversial issues. A longtime Chase employee told Professor Robert George of Princeton that the survey this year included the following questions for the first time:
1) A person with disabilities;
2) A person with children with disabilities;
3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities;
4) A member of the LGBT community.
5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.
This employee was alarmed to receive the final question. If he answered no, he feared, he would be opened up to criticism that may affect his employment. Only a few months ago Brendan Eich was hounded out of the CEO role at Mozilla for not supporting LGBT marriage.
The employee told Professor George he fears for his job:
This survey wasn't anonymous. You had to enter your employee ID. With the way things are going and the fact that LGBT rights are being viewed as pretty much tantamount to the civil rights movement of the mid 50s to late 60s, not selecting that option is essentially saying "I'm not an ally of civil rights;" which is a vague way to say "I'm a bigot." The worry among many of us is that those who didn't select that poorly placed, irrelevant option will be placed on the "you can fire these people first" list.
After posting the item on the law blog Mirror of Justice, Professor George received skeptical emails and Facebook postings, so he came back to Mirror of Justice with a second source.
This source told him, "I just wanted to confirm the Chase employee survey. It did have the last two options about being an LBGT ally. I have worked for Chase for [a number of] years and was blown away by this question. I have no idea what they were thinking when they asked that. If this is posted, please spare my identity."
PIG sez: If you're a rational adult who works for JP Morgan Chase...be afraid, be very afraid.
Steaming Load #2: EEOC Deems Wisconsin Plastics, Inc's English Language requirement 'discrimination'.
(CNSNews.com) -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes "discrimination."
Judicial Watch reported Tuesday that the government is accusing Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on "national origin." The government argues this includes the "linguistic characteristics of a national origin group."
Irene Garcia, the blog editor and Spanish media liaison for Judicial Watch, called the EEOC's accusation "ludicrous."
"That's ludicrous and an overreaching of government," Garcia told CNSNews.com. "If you are a private company in the United States, you should be able to require your employees to speak English."
According to a news release from the EEOC, Chicago Regional Attorney John C. Hendrickson said the Green Bay-based company's English requirement is based on "superficial" reasoning.
"Our experience at the EEOC has been that so-called 'English only' rules and requirements of English fluency are often employed to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable. But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone," Hendrickson said in the release. "When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer's business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin — and thus violates federal law."
But Garcia said the ability to speak English is necessary for employees of Wisconsin Plastics, Inc., but that the employees in question "were not able to speak English at any kind of level that would be considered proficient."
"In this case some English is necessary to communicate with supervisors and stuff like that, and the EEOC just went after this private company because some employees were being marked down for not having English skills. So that doesn't really make sense," she said.
PIG sez: If they're unable to speak English, how did they survive the interview process?
JUNE 21, 2014
Steaming Load: St. Louis Fishwrap Dumps George Will Because He Got Too Real
Some privileges are permissible topics for discussion on campus and in the media.
For example, White Privilege is the obsession of some faculty and students.
George Will pointed out that there is another privilege on campuses — false or contrived claims of victim status. Will did not argue that real victims, be it of actual racism or sexual assault, share some special privilege, but rather, that there are people who contrive or encourage others to falsely create victimhood where none exists.
We see it in theories such as microaggression, where in the absence of proof of actual racism, critical race theorists find racism in routine everyday interactions where the participants do not even realize they are being "racist," much less have any racist intent.
We see it in repeated instances of fake, self-inflicted "hate crimes" in which the victim is, in fact, the perpetrator.
We also see it in the lowering of the standards of proof and definitions of what constitutes sexual assault.
I think everyone agrees that sexual assault as used in the criminal law deserves condemnation and punishment. But colleges, under pressure from the Justice Department and supposedly feminist groups, have started using definitions of sexual assault that can reach absurd results.
When I was in college, the standard for sexual assault basically was the title of Susan Brownmiller's book — used during Freshman orientation — Against Our Will — Men, Women and Rape. That made sense — No means No, whether expressed verbally or by conduct. Or if the victim were incapable either by reason of age or physical condition of giving consent, that also made sense. And those standards roughly equate to the criminal law's understanding of sexual assault and rape.
Now, however, "against our will" on campus has become murky, using standards in which two completely willing participants who evidence no indication that the sexual activity is against either of their wills, will have committed a campus offense. But only men are prosecuted.
The campus movement — reflected in proposed California legislation — to require affirmative verbal statements of consent at each and every stage of sexual relations creates crimes where no crimes exist in any real sense. And those contrived crimes, in which both parties in fact willingly participated in conformity with their will at the time, allow after-the-fact claims of sexual assault months or even years after the event, sometimes after consultation with others.
Mere intoxication at a non-disabling level also may create a campus violation, as K.C. Johnson describes at Minding the Campus, If She Had Drinks, You May Be a Rapist:
The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has been waging a war on campus due process, ordering colleges to change their disciplinary processes to make it more likely that students accused of sexual assault will be found culpable. Many schools, however, have gone beyond the OCR's demands in various ways, both in terms of due process changes and in terms of dramatically expanding what constitutes a sexual assault. So the chances of an innocent male being branded a rapist are growing.
Not suprisingly, we are seeing an increasing number of lawsuits by men convicted in campus tribunals of sexual assault under vague standards and loose if any burdens of proof. Kangaroo campus courts are what await men accused of sexual assault, where lives can be ruined even though no criminal charges were filed much less prosecuted.
George Will pointed some of this out. And for that wrongly was accused by propagandists of sanctioning sexual assault and rape.
Will now is experiencing the campus Shut-Up Culture, in which the statistics or standards used to make claim to a "rape culture" cannot even be subject to debate. [LI]
JUNE 14, 2014
Steaming Load: The Newest Bullshit Malady
Proving that they have too much time on their hands, globally warmed Moonbats are inventing new synapse-clogging maladies that are caused by - TA DA - climate change. The name for this solasalgia:
For the Moonbat overview, we'll start at Wikipedia:
As opposed to nostalgia — the melancholia or distress experienced by individuals when separated from a loved home (A.K.A. homesickness) — "solastalgia" is the distress that is produced by environmental change impacting on people while they are directly connected to their home environment. A paper published by Albrecht and collaborators focused on two contexts where collaborative research teams found solastalgia to be evident: the experiences of persistent drought in rural New South Wales (NSW) and the impact of large-scale open-cut coal mining on individuals in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW. In both cases, people exposed to environmental change experienced negative affect that is exacerbated by a sense of powerlessness or lack of control over the unfolding change process. [Wikipedia]
If you get the Weather Channel, you'll get an earful of crap like this:
[I]t's clear that some of the biggest impacts from Earth's rapidly warming climate occur within us as human beings, like the sense of loss and trauma felt by hurricane survivors after everything they know – their homes, workplaces, churches, really their entire community – is swept out to sea. [Weather Channel]
The prime movers are EcoAmerica and the American Psychological Association, which spewed a titanic turdnamed: "Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change." Here are the lowlights from the 1-page report summary:
Climate change is already having, and will continue to have, significant impacts on Americans' health and
psychological well-being as climate change accelerates (as per the 2014 National Climate Assessment).
Likely impacts include:
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from experiencing major weather-related disasters;
distress, depression, and anxiety from both experiencing major weather-related disasters and dealing with the
aftermath of disasters;
hopelessness from experiencing adverse effects of climate change or watching others experience them;
increases in violence, aggression, and crime due to rising temperatures and other factors; and
strains on social relationships attributable to the stress of relocating and adjusting to new environments
Everyone will be affected by climate's psychological impacts, but children, women, and communities with fewer
resources will be especially vulnerable.
may be at higher risk for both a) exhibiting psychological symptoms like depression, clinginess, and
aggression following weather-related disasters and b) having psychological symptoms persist.
are especially prone to adverse psychological outcomes following disasters, including PTSD, and thus may
be particularly impacted by the increasing frequency and severity of climate-related disasters.
Communities with fewer resources
(e.g. communities with lower educational levels, outdated infrastructure,
higher levels of poverty, etc.) may be more vulnerable to physical, and consequently, psychological impacts.
Fun stuff, doubly so, since objective scientists report that Global Warming stopped in the1990s. Holy inconvenient truths, Batman.
MAY 31, 2014
Steaming Load: Accountability Jettisoned
The war on excellence is alive and well, in Washington, D.C. It transpired in a Nanny State Cabal named the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). If you've never heard of it, don't feel like the Lone Ranger. According to the Daily Caller, the CFPB 'oversees transactions in the financial sector' for Uncle Sam.
When the usual suspects whined about race based discrimination in the performance reviews at CFPB, it resonated enough to put CRPB officials in the hot seat at a hearing. Faced with that ordeal, CFPB officials launched a pre-emptive strike. What strike? They scuttled performance reviews entirely, so all employees, regardless of their actual performance, will get the highest performance rating.
Doing an outstanding job is a complete waste of time, because that slacker who is always late, frequently absent, and rarely does a lick of work, gets the same rating as the hardest working go getter. Some rational adults have issues with that
"Treating the agency's highest-rated employees the same as its lowest-rated ones is the opposite of fairness, Thomas Brown, a columnist for Bankstocks.com, wrote in a Wednesday piece lambasting the decision. "Hard-working, conscientious workers (and, yes, the federal government does have those) deserve to be treated better and paid more than workers who, say, persistently show up late and turn in shoddy work."
"Instead, in its pathetic bow to political correctness, the slackers are being rewarded," Brown continued. "Worse, Cordray seems oblivious to the fact that he's giving his most valuable workers the shaft."
Lowered expectations will yield lowered performance.
MAY 09, 2014
Steaming Load: Texas Judge gives rapist a wrist-slap, implies the victim had it coming.
State District Judge Jeanine Howard this week stunned the court by sentencing self-confessed rapist, Sir Young, to a mild 45-day prison term and five year probation, instead of the maximum 20-year jail stint.
Young, 20, pleaded guilty to raping the girl at Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas, in 2011 when he was 18, even as she cried out 'no' and 'stop'.
While Young will be labeled a sex offender for life, Howard exempted him from standard sex offender restrictions: he doesn't have to stay away from children, attend sex offender treatment, undergo a sex offender evaluation or refrain from watching pornography.
Howard told Dallas News she issued the light sentence based partially on medical records which indicated the girl had three sexual partners and had given birth to a baby. She also described Young as 'not your typical sex offender'.
'My job is not to make people happy. My job is to follow the Constitution and do the right thing. I will always do the right thing,' she said.
However the ruling has shocked and devastated the victim, now 17, who denies having ever been pregnant.
'I have never been pregnant ever,' she told WFAA. 'And three partners? I don't even know where she got this. I feel like this was her way of trying to make herself feel better.'
Although Judge Howard publicly declared her sentence was appropriate, she has been criticized by parts of the legal community and advocates for sexual assault victims.
Her requirement that Young complete community service at a local rape crisis sentence has caused particular outrage.
Bobbie Villareal, executive director of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, said she refuses to welcome Young.
'I'm sure she (jUDGE Howard) probably thought that it was his way of giving back perhaps,' she told WFAA.
'But it's just not an appropriate place for him to do his community supervision.'
Villareal slammed the 'lenient' conditions passed down by Judge Howard, who is known in legal circles for her creative approach to sentencing.
'It is a deterrent to all survivors when you see a very lenient sentence like this passed down,' Villareal told WFAA.
'It sends a devastating message to survivors of sexual assault. That victim's family definitely didn't feel like there was justice for her and for other survivors of sexual assault.'
APRIL 26, 2014
Steaming Load: Intimidation Under Color of Authority
An assault on privacy in California
It was not so long ago that donors to the Human Rights Campaign might have thought twice about giving to the gay rights advocacy group if their identities had to be publicly disclosed to the state. As the example of recently ousted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich demonstrates, today it is donors who seek to prohibit gay marriage who are on the defensive.
At the Center for Competitive Politics, we do not advocate for or against any candidates or ballot measures. Rather, we stand for the rights of all Americans to donate to whatever causes they personally believe in, and to do so in privacy if they wish, without the fear of reprisal from their government, their employers or the public.
Which is why, when California Attorney General Kamala Harris started demanding that nonprofit groups, including CCP, produce their confidential donor records to the state, we went to federal court to stop this troubling invasion of privacy.
As the U.S. Supreme Court recognized more than 50 years ago, the freedom to associate is not truly free if the government is looking over your shoulder. Thus, when segregationist state officials in Alabama demanded the names and addresses of all of the NAACP's members, the court cried foul.
"This Court has recognized the vital relationship between freedom to associate and privacy in one's associations," the court wrote in NAACP v. Alabama.
While there is a separate body of law concerning campaign finance reporting requirements, CCP's lawsuit has nothing to do with that. Rather, Attorney General Harris recently began demanding that various nonprofit groups produce their donor lists for her inspection, regardless of whether they engage in any election-related activities. If non-profits do not comply, Harris has threatened to revoke their licenses to raise money in the state.
It is important to note that, in a brief responding to CCP's lawsuit, the state has identified no specific requirement in the California statute or regulations for nonprofit groups to produce their donor lists to the attorney general. That lack of legal authority, in and of itself, is sufficient to raise alarms about the validity and motivations underlying these official demands.
The state's brief says it needs nonprofits' donor information to evaluate whether tax-exempt groups are violating laws against self-dealing, such as officers, directors and key employees engaging in improper transactions using the nonprofit's funds to benefit themselves.
These justifications are absurd. Nonprofits are already required to report such transactions on their publicly available tax returns filed with the IRS and these rationales have nothing to do with a group's donors.
California also argues that groups must provide concrete evidence that their donors will be harassed before they are entitled to privacy. Not only was such a condition not an affirmative requirement in the Supreme Court's ruling in the NAACP's case, subsequent court decisions, including those issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over California), also have not required a preliminary showing of harassment.
We do not believe there should be a sliding scale for associational privacy rights that depends on the divisiveness of an organization's mission. Donors to a soup kitchen have the same right to privacy as donors to the NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign or the Center for Competitive Politics.
It is a right that is a cornerstone of a free society, and one on which California Attorney General Kamala Harris may not intrude.
Eric Wang is a political law
attorney and senior fellow
with the Center
for Competitive Politics.
Parting Shots: There's only one reason this Marxist, Bay Area, bitch wants donor information for all non profit organizations. She is going to rig all future Mexifornia elections, by identifying any/all likely residual VRWC individuals. Armed with that list, she will dispense the names to Progtard zealots who will Mozilla any likely rational adults into silence.
APRIL 12, 2014
Steaming Load: Nanny State above the law, make shit up to suit them
Shakedown: Treasury now seizing tax refunds from adult children to pay parents' decades-old Social Security debts
When I say "debts," I don't mean loans that the parents willingly sought from SSA. It would be bad enough to hold a kid responsible for that (since when are children responsible for their parents' obligations?), but at least it would have been voluntarily incurred by mom/dad. The "debts" here are overpayments of Social Security benefits, the product of SSA's own errors. The parents who received them might not have even realized they were getting money they weren't supposed to have. And now, somehow, it's junior's problem.
But wait. It gets worse.
When [Mary] Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.
Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it's not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary's money, rather than her surviving siblings', is a mystery…
"It was a shock," said Grice, 58. "What incenses me is the way they went about this. They gave me no notice, they can't prove that I received any overpayment, and they use intimidation tactics, threatening to report this to the credit bureaus."…
Social Security officials told Grice that six people — Grice, her four siblings and her father's first wife, whom she never knew — had received benefits under her father's account. The government doesn't look into exactly who got the overpayment; the policy is to seek compensation from the oldest sibling and work down through the family until the debt is paid.
SSA insists that they did send notice — to a P.O. Box that Grice hasn't owned for 35 years, even though they have her current address.
How can they demand restitution for a mistaken payment made in the late 1970s, let alone from someone who didn't even receive it? Because: The farm bill that passed in 2011 lifted the 10-year statute of limitations on debts owed to the feds. Treasury has collected more than $400 million since then on very old obligations, many of them below the radar of public scrutiny because the amounts are often small enough, i.e. a few hundred dollars, that the targets find it's cheaper to pay up than to fight. It's a shakedown, based on the flawed assumption that a child not only must have benefited from the overpayment to his parent but that he/she received the entirety of the benefit, with little proof offered that the debt even exists. (One man who was forced to pay demanded a receipt from SSA affirming that his balance was now zero. The SSA clerk told him he'd put in the request but that the man shouldn't expect to receive anything.) The only reason you're hearing about Grice's case, I think, is because they went after her for thousands, not hundreds, of dollars, which was enough of a hit to make her get a lawyer. Turns out that the feds had seized and then continued to hold her federal and state refunds, an amount greater than $4,400 — even though they were only demanding $2,996 from her to pay off her father's debt. Lo and behold, once WaPo found out and started asking questions, the $1,400 excess was promptly returned to her. Amazing how fast bureaucracy can move when someone looks behind the curtain.
The whole thing is Kafkaesque — opaque, oppressive, arbitrary, and sinister in its indifference to making sure the right person pays so long as someone does. After reading the story, it's not obvious to me what's stopping Treasury from demanding a payment from every taxpayer whose parents are dead. If the chief witnesses are gone and the feds don't have to prove that a child actually received any benefits from overpayment, the only "check" on this process is SSA's willingness to tell the truth about who owes them money and how much. You trust them, don't you?
MARCH 29, 2014
Steaming Load: From Sea to Shining Sea, Elected Tormentors Are Painting a Tax Nazi Bull's-eye on E-cigarettes
Right now, there is no uniform national approach to regulating the vapor-based e-cigarettes. They are mostly free from federal rules and typically are subject only to state sales taxes.
But lawmakers in more than two dozen cash-strapped states are racing to regulate them as a new source of revenue. For some, this means tacking on an excise tax -- which is a fee on a specific product, and often dubbed a "sin tax" when applied to socially shunned products like cigarettes.
Minnesota has led the charge and is currently the only state that's got a specific tax policy for e-cigarettes on the books. The 2012 decision subjects vapor inhalers to a 95 percent tax that is stapled to the wholesale cost of the product.
According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, e-cigarettes are considered tobacco products and are subject to the state's tobacco tax. Distributors there are required to pay the tobacco tax or risk losing their license. Retailers must purchase e-cigarettes from distributors licensed by the state and are expected to "collect and remit sales tax on e-cigarette sales."
In total, Minnesota estimates it will bring in $1.16 billion from all of its tobacco taxes in fiscal year 2014-2015.
Other states are taking notice.
In his 2015 budget proposal last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pitched a plan to hike taxes on electronic cigarettes to match the rate of regular cigarettes -- about $2.70 per pack.
Supporters say increasing taxes will keep them out of the hands of children and teens.
But critics argue treating traditional cigarettes the same as e-cigs will hurt small businesses and strip smokers of the incentive to quit.
"Small businesses like convenience stores and especially brick and mortar vape shops will be hardest hit by this $35 million tax increase," Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist wrote in a March 11-dated letter sent to the New Jersey Legislature and shared with FoxNews.com.
Norquist also warns that raising taxes on consumers will "significantly decrease in-state sales, resulting in increased cross-border tax leakage."
In recent years, as much as 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked in New Jersey were smuggled into the state illegally, resulting in a loss of more than $500 million in uncollected tax revenue each year, he says.
"By making New Jersey uncompetitive in e-cigarette pricing, the state would encourage smuggling, which will cost New Jersey small businesses tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue," he said.
But to some, like New Jersey Democratic Assemblyman Dan Benson, taxing e-cigarettes is not only a fiscal responsibility but also sends an important message to would-be smokers.
"If e-cigarettes are taxed less than regular cigarettes, we're sending a message out there that they're somehow safer, and I think the jury is out on that," he recently told a New Jersey radio station.
Meanwhile, a similar proposal in Washington state recently died in the Legislature. That plan would have redefined "vapor products" – the kind used in e-cigarettes – as "tobacco substitutes" and "tobacco products." By changing their classification to a tobacco product, lawmakers were initially hoping to slap a 95 percent tax on them, projected to generate an additional $40 million for the state.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vapor from e-cigarettes has "far fewer of the toxins found in smoke compared to traditional cigarettes."
Hambo: This isn't about public safety. It isn't about product safety. It's about looters cutting themselves in for a piece of the action.
MARCH 15, 2014
Steaming Load: Northwest Nitwit Victimism
[CI]There's an upside to this story.
Maybe if more faculty members are forced to deal with indoctrination, there will be less of it in the classroom.
Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.
University staff members forced to undergo reeducation in 'heterosexual privilege'
Staff members at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington are enduring viewpoint-corrective training sessions in far-left political topics like "heterosexual privilege," "gender privilege" and "language privilege."
The monthly sessions are known as "Cultural Competency Staff Meetings," and require that staff members discuss controversial issues and listen to lectures from experts on topics like white privilege and sexism, according to Campus Reform.
The meeting agendas are largely secret, and staff members have been swore to secrecy. One employee, however, gave an interview to Campus Reform explaining some of the details.
"I felt I would be discriminated against based on my political and religious beliefs, and because I don't believe the content of the meetings will reduce racism or other 'isms,'" said an anonymous WWU employee. "The primary theme of the meetings makes people considered privileged feel guilty and minorities feel self-pity."
Staff members were specifically told not to discuss what went on during the sessions with anyone else. The meetings are barred to the public.
After some staff complained that the meetings amounted to little more than indoctrination, attendance was made voluntary.
"At the beginning of the Cultural Competency Staff Meetings several employees felt uncomfortable talking about sensitive racial topics, so we were told not to share conversations from the meetings outside of [them]," the anonymous staff member wrote in an email. "Some people still didn't feel comfortable so the Dean of Students said the meetings are optional if you don't feel comfortable attending."
FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Steaming Load: Obama's Ministry of Truth
The Regime is determined to exert Orwellian control over the information that We the People are allowed to know. The Regime's tacit control of the MSM is, in their view, a good start, but only a start. They need a new approach, and they found one.
The scheme is a simple one, and could be quit destructive where the free flow of information is concerned. Pretending to be a 'study' of America's news purveyors, the "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs," this scheme puts a FCC goon in newsrooms at selected radio stations, television stations, and newspapers. Newspapers? You bet, despite the fact that the FCC doesn't have anything to do with regulating them.
The Audacity of Hope is even more audacious than I knew. I expected they would disarm us first before they tried to get away with thuggery like this. Below are the words of Ajit Pai, one of the two FCC commissioners appointed by a Republican. His term expires in 2016.
With its "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs," or CIN, the [Federal Communications Commission] plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. …
The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about "the process by which stories are selected" and how often stations cover "critical information needs," along with "perceived station bias" and "perceived responsiveness to underserved populations."
Allow me to translate the bureaucratic libspeak. "Critical information needs" refers to official government propaganda on issues like global warming. "Underserved populations" are special interest groups the liberal ruling class favors at the expense of the majority (blacks, homosexuals, Muslims, etc.).
How does the FCC plan to dig up all that information? First, the agency selected eight categories of "critical information" such as the "environment" and "economic opportunities," that it believes local newscasters should cover. It plans to ask station managers, news directors, journalists, television anchors and on-air reporters to tell the government about their "news philosophy" and how the station ensures that the community gets critical information.
Try to imagine a news agency needing to explain to bureaucrats their plan for disseminating official propaganda in a free country. It would never happen. [Moonbattery]
Let me see if I've 'got it'. The Regime decides what We the People are allowed to know. The Regime pins a 'critical information need' label on these propaganda bytes - crap like human caused Global Warming. Using FCC enforcers who are embedded in each newsroom in the nation, the Regime coerces - play ball or lose your license - the news outlets to spread the propaganda bytes, plus anything else that passes Regime muster.
Orwell was, it seems, dead nuts on with his 'Ministry of Truth'. All together now: "We've always been at war with Eastasia."
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
Steaming Load of the Week: EU's Aspiring Censor
Gilles de Kerchove is a dangerous man, but not the way you'd expect for a dude who serves as the EU's counter-terrorism coordinator. In this instance, it's not the Jihadikazes who need to be worried. Gilles may, or may not, be a menace where they're concerned, but he's a clear and present danger to individuals who exercise their free speech in cyberspace.
[He] has publicly stated that he wishes for the European super-state to be able to remove not just websites that promote illegal content, but also those which he calls "undesirable."
The statement from de Kerchove, who was recently speaking on the topic of how to curtail the threat of terrorist activity online, has alerted freedom of speech campaigners and those concerned with net neutrality to the overbearing nature of the European Union (EU), which has for decades whittled powers away from national governments across Europe.
Now it seems the EU wants the power to block websites it arbitrarily decides are "undesirable." Setting out the action being taken by the EU, de Kerchove said, "The Commissioner for Home Affairs will set up a forum to discuss with the big players – Google, Facebook, Twitter – how we can improve the way one removes from the internet the illegal and, if not illegal, undesirable websites." [Breitbart]
Much ado about nothing? Decide for yourself:
The UK-based freedom of speech campaigners of Big Brother Watch wrote earlier this week:
Freedom of speech, and of the press, are essential parts of a free and democratic society. It should not be in the gift of politicians to decide what we read or who can write it and absolutely not on the basis of what some may consider undesirable. If content is to be blocked, it should be a decision taken by a court of law and only when a clear criminal test has been met establishing the content is illegal.
Big Brother Watch also pointed to an EU report from 2013 which discussed how "Media councils should have real enforcement powers, such as the imposition of fines, orders for printed or broadcast apologies, or removal of journalistic status."
The worryingly Orwellian phraseology goes even further in the EU publication, ironically entitled A Free and Pluralistic Media to Sustain European Democracy. The report states, "The national media councils should follow a set of European-wide standards and be monitored by the Commission to ensure that they comply with European values."
Precisely what "European values" are, and who would be the arbiter of such things, is left intentionally vague.
FEBRUARY 08, 2014
Steaming Load: Microaggression Is Victocrat Crap
[National Review] As a group of students begins studying for a calculus exam, a white student turns to an Asian peer and says, "Hey, would you mind helping me solve this problem? It's really difficult, but you can probably do it." The Asian student agrees to help, but for some reason feels uncomfortable with the way the question was asked.
Is the Asian student being oversensitive? Was the white student subtly and subconsciously displaying racial prejudice against Asians? Could both be true?
According to Dr. Derald Sue, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, the Asian student may have been the victim of a microaggression — an "everyday slight, putdown, indignity, or invalidation unintentionally directed toward a marginalized group."
Sue has been researching microaggression since 2007 and has written two books on the subject. According to him, the person delivering the microaggression often does not know he's doing it and might even think he is complimenting the other individual.
"When you try to bring the issue of microaggressions to the attention of people who are completely unaware that they have delivered a microaggression, they get defensive and deny it and tend to say that you're being paranoid or you're being oversensitive," Sue tells me. "Many microaggressions are so subtle that neither target nor perpetrator may entirely understand what is going on."
According to Sue, there are many types of microaggressions, based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor that can make a group "socially marginalized." These microaggressions can be expressed verbally (as with the white and Asian students), nonverbally (as with a woman clutching her purse when a black man walks by), and environmentally (as with an educational curriculum containing few books by female authors).
Originally coined in the 1970s by Chester Pierce, an African-American psychiatrist at Harvard, the term "microaggression" has made a comeback in recent years. "It has become one of the most researched areas in the professional literature of psychology," Sue says. "It's now going into popular literature as well."
Racial minorities in particular have taken to the concept of microaggression because, Sue says, the taxonomy of his research "provided a language for how people of color could describe the experiences that they've had with well-intentioned white people unaware that they were delivering insulting putdowns."
The term has become particularly popular on America's college campuses. In November at UCLA, a group of minority students claimed that their professor committed a microaggression when he corrected a student's grammar in a research paper by repeatedly changing the word "indigenous" from upper- to lower-case. At the University of Michigan, a member of the Black Student Union said that the group's Martin Luther King Day protest last month was in part an effort to "combat microaggressions" on campus.
Fordham has a web page devoted to training educators in what microaggressions are and how to avoid them, and Fordham students have taken photos with signs on which they have inscribed the microaggressions they believe have been inflicted on them.
Websites abound with self-reported examples of microaggressions.
"My MCAT instructor keeps referring to the writer of our passages with male pronouns when they do not list an author by name," one woman writes, citing this as a gender microaggression.
When a gay man's sibling said, "You won't have a normal family," the man argued that saying a gay family isn't normal is a sexual-orientation microaggression.
According to another respondent, saying, "You can't be a woman if you can't reproduce," is a gender microaggression.
Microaggression is anything whitey says, does, or thinks that makes a properly-hyphenated pinhead uncomfortable? That's a ridiculously low bar that encompasses anything, everything whitey says, does, writes, or thinks.
JANUARY 31, 2014
Steaming Load: Another Sellout
According to an item I found at the 'Legal Insurrection' web site, the backstabbing cretins leading the pachyderm punk majority in the U.S. House are poised to stab every American citizen in the back with a comprehensive immigration reform debacle.
How do I know that's what they're doing? I have my ways. Such as? Such as, more word games.
Illegal alien was the first term jettisoned in the name of political correctness.
Illegal immigrant had a short lifespan, until it, too, was deemed racist and insensitive.
Next came undocumented immigrant, a much kinder, gentler term, we're assured.
The scribblers at Politico spilled the beans when they posted a 'draft of the House GOP Standards for Immigration Reform, which contains this egregiously correct title for the ensuing paragraph:
Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law
Our national and economic security depend on requiring people who are living and working here illegally to come forward and get right with the law. There will be no special path to citizenship for individuals who broke our nation's immigration laws – that would be unfair to those immigrants who have played by the rules and harmful to promoting the rule of law. Rather, these persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits). Criminal aliens, gang members and sex offenders and those who do not meet the above requirements will not be eligible for this program. Finally, none of this can happen before specific enforcement triggers have been implemented to fulfill our promise to the American people that from here on, our immigration laws will indeed be enforced. [Legal Insurrection]
Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law? What a steaming pile of turds.
JANUARY 24, 2014
Steaming Load: The Fire Island resort of Saltaire wants to seize private property — using taxpayer money.
He's got it and they want it:
[NYP] World War II vet Frank Whitney is locked in a legal battle with officials who want to take his Saltaire Market grocery by eminent domain in order to build their own updated version.
And the upscale village may increase property taxes to do it, raising as much as $2.5 million to buy and rebuild the market, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
Whitney's family says it wants to fix the store — the village's only commercial property — and has the money to do so, but it accuses Saltaire officials of preventing them.
"Our choice was to rebuild," Whitney, 88, says in a film his family produced to publicize their plight. "It's not fair. What they did is not fair."
They're lying, thieving assholes:
Whitney has owned the wood-shingled Saltaire Market complex for 25 years. In addition to a store that sold everything from produce to beach pails, there was a deli, liquor store and ice-cream shop.
Whitney's son, Scott, said four engineering reports, including two commissioned by the village, found the damage from Sandy was not substantial. There was less than two feet of water in the complex, and the Whitneys removed floors and walls to replace them.
"The repairs that are required due to the flooding . . . do not appear to me to be substantial improvements as defined in the Building Code," reads one village-commissioned report.
But the village has variously argued that the damage was so vast that an onerous approval process was needed to rebuild or that the plans submitted by the Whitneys were incomplete.
The village applied for a $1.5 million state waterfront-improvement grant on Aug. 12 to acquire the market.
The application was filed three weeks before trustees voted to pursue eminent domain, yet Mayor Robert Cox III told The Post days before the vote that he was unaware of any grant requests.
JANUARY 11, 2014
Steaming Load: Attorney General Holder decrees that Eric's people are henceforth exempted from a school's disciplinary policies .
According to Eric 'My People' Holder, results supercede all other considerations. No matter how objective the standard...no matter how careful you are to apply one set of rules to all comers, it's still racist of results are 'wrong'. Wrong, in this instance, means the properly-hyphenated are over achieving when it comes to violating a cess school's rules of engagement.
[A]memo, jointly released by the departments of Justice and Education on Wednesday, urges public schools to ditch so-called "zero tolerance" policies the feds claim disproportionately affect minority students. The letter, which was sent to all public schools, said even well-intentioned policies are discriminatory if they end up being applied in greater proportion to minority children.
"Schools ... violate Federal law when they evenhandedly implement facially neutral policies and practices that, although not adopted with the intent to discriminate, nonetheless have an unjustified effect of discriminating against students on the basis of race," read the letter. "Examples of policies that can raise disparate impact concerns include policies that impose mandatory suspension, expulsion, or citation (e.g., ticketing or other fines or summonses) upon any student who commits a specified offense — such as being tardy to class, being in possession of a cellular phone, being found insubordinate, acting out, or not wearing the proper school uniform."
Experts interviewed by FoxNews.com said punishments should be meted out to school kids who break the rules - without regard to their race. And some say that if minority children are more likely to violate school rules, then going easy on them for disrupting class will only hurt their better-behaved classmates - who are also likely to be minorities.
"They are right that expelling a student would hinder their academic performance," Andrew Coulson, Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom said to FoxNews.com. "But it is outweighed by keeping them in the school, as it affects the performance of other students."
Coulson referred to a Study in 2011 by a University of Rochester Professor who suggested that cutting out-of-school suspensions completely would actually widen the academic achievement gap between African-American and white students.
Achieving a balanced quota in imposition of punishments can't even be done on a school-by-school basis, he said.
"It's not possible to equalize unless you increase practice of the policy at schools with a large African-American student body and decrease it at schools with a large white student body," he said. "It's the only solution that's been suggested, but if they do it, it will hurt the academic performance of all students and those students will likely be African-American."
Frederick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, told the Daily Caller the letter was "troubling," and an attempt to intimidate schools into initiating bad policy.
"As best I can tell, they are telling schools that even if you have policies that are clearly neutral, that are clearly evenhanded, that are clearly designed to create safe environments for students and educators, DOJ still might come down on you like a ton of bricks," Hess said. [FoxNews]
Some are more equal? Hell yes, and that rat bastard Holder likes it that way.
DECEMBER 27, 2013
Steaming Load of the Year
A Michigan teachers cabal - The Michigan Education Association - thinks a colleague named Neal Erickson just made a little mistake when he raped an underage lad for 3 YEARS.
A teacher's union in Michigan is fighting to get a $10,000 severance package for a convicted child molester whose case that drew outrage earlier this year when his former school colleagues pleaded with a judge to sentence him lightly.
Neal Erickson, 38, pleaded guilty in May to raping a young boy over the course of three years — from 2006 to 2009 — and was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison. The prison term came over the pleas of seven of Erickson's former fellow teachers at Rose City Middle School, including Sally Campbell, who said in a letter to the judge that "Neal made a mistake. He allowed a mutual friendship to develop into much more."
You'll be delighted to learn that the parents did much more than complain:
In September, FoxNews.com reported that enrollment in the West Branch-Rose City School District was unofficially down 87 percent following a tumultuous summer in which angry parents blasted teachers for writing letters in support of Erickson. When the school board declined to take action against the teachers, many parents vowed to pull their kids out of the public schools, which have a total enrollment of roughly 2,000 students.
"I can't speculate as to why the students have left, but there were certainly parents who vocalized that they were pulling their children out of school because of the teacher's support," West Branch-Rose City School Superintendent Daniel Cwayna told FoxNews.com in September. "We addressed the issue as best we could without infringing upon the teacher's first amendment rights. There's only so much we can do." [FoxNews]
This just in...stop the presses! Superintendent Cwayna just announced that 2 + 2 no longer equals 4 in his district.
Parting Shot: If you think that's as bad as it get, prepare to be thrilled. At least one Lab Coated Hooligan thinks many pedophiles are 'hard wired' that way at birth making pedophile a 'sexual orientation. You don't want to know the mischief a suitably motivated Elected Tormentor, or black robed Judge could do with THAT.
Dr. Michael Seto is a pedophilia expert and forensic researcher with the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
Seto, a former colleague of Cantor's at CAMH, has found that only 50 to 60 per cent of convicted sex offenders are pedophiles. The rest have sexually abused children for reasons beyond attraction — personality disorders, chaotic households or violent impulses.
His research has focused on psychological traits shared by sex offenders, potentially providing insight into why some pedophiles molest children, while other "virtuous" pedophiles like Edwards are apparently able to control their urges.
Seto has found that sex offenders are much more likely to have a sexual abuse history than other types of criminal offenders. Certain traits, including impulsiveness, risk-taking behaviour, sexual preoccupation and lack of empathy, are also shared by sex offenders.
He has argued forcefully for pedophilia to be thought of as a sexual orientation — an idea he acknowledges is controversial, but hopes will actually help prevent child abuse.
"Right now, it's really slanted so that the treatment services are for people who have gotten into trouble," he says. "Obviously, we need that, but I think where there is a big gap is in terms of prevention. How do we reach people who are sexually attracted to children and are aware of it?"
One of the concerns with labelling pedophilia a sexual orientation is the potential for parallels to be drawn with homosexuality. [Toronto Star]
Steaming Load: Why Lady Justice needs a blindfold.
In June, Eric Boyles had two vital pieces of his life - his wife Hollie, his 21 year old daughter, Shelby - ripped from his life. His descent into hell began when a drunk 16 year old, Ethan Couch, lost control of his car and plowed into group of pedestrians killing 4 of them, including Hollie and Shelby.
As bad as that was, what followed was, for Eric, equally hellish. Accepting the bullshit excuses served up by Ethan Couch's defense team, a juvenile court judge did everything short of pinning a 'good driving' medal on Ethan. Instead of making him pay for his actions, the black robe wearing asshole, wrist slapped Ethan who got off with 10 years of probation.
How did Ethan do it? It's going to piss you off.
A juvenile court judge Couch to 10 years of probation after he confessed to intoxication manslaughter in the crash. His defense team had argued Couch suffered from "Affluenza," a psychological malaise that affects young people who may come from families with money, and that caused his reckless behavior.
Affluenza my ass. Ethan has probably never taken responsibility for any part of his life and the judge's ruling keeps that streak alive.
I understand why Lady Justice wears a blindfold. At times like this, I wonder why she doesn't also have a hazmat suit to block the stench.
Parting shot: Ethan learned a valuable - to him - lesson. He learned that he is exempted from'reap what you sow' accountability. How many more people does he get to kill, judge? Maybe you'd pull your head out of your ass if Ethan turned your nearest and dearest into road kill. Your ruling keeps that option in play.
DECEMBER 07, 2013
Steaming Load: Just to Make People Miserable, NYC Might Outlaw E Cigarettes
[FoxNews] New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking asked city lawmakers at a hearing this week not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces, saying there isn't enough evidence they pose a health risk to justify their exclusion.
"The facts are that this isn't smoking," Jesse Gaddis, a representative from Brooklyn-based Bedford Slims, an e-cigarette company, told The New York Post as he exhaled wasps of white mist during his testimony. "This is vapor."
Another attendee at Wednesday's meeting said, "These people would try to get you to prohibit penicillin ... if there was grant money in it."
"These people would try to get you to prohibit penicillin ... if there was grant money in it."
- Attendee at meeting
Public health officials have asked the City Council to enact legislation that would add e-cigs to the 12-year-old law that drove smokers out of the city's taverns, nightclubs and office buildings, and forced them to satisfy their nicotine habits on the frigid (or broiling) sidewalks.
Today, the sight of someone puffing away indoors is somewhat shocking in New York, but it is becoming more common again as electronic cigarettes become more popular. Proponents of a ban told the council's health committee that e-cigs are threatening to undermine one of the key benefits of the original smoking ban, which was to make it socially unacceptable to smoke indoors.
"Waiting to act could jeopardize the progress we've made in the last 12 years," said the city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley. He also said that electronic cigarettes make enforcement of the rules against tobacco smoking more difficult, since the two products look so much alike.
Farley added that too little was known about electronic cigarettes to say whether they are safe to use, or whether they actually help people quit smoking for good.
The hearing featured entrepreneurs who have invested in e-cigarette companies, advocacy groups that argued both for and against the proposed ban, and so called "vapers," or people who have traded lungfuls of tobacco smoke for the less odorous puffs of vaporized liquid nicotine given off by the battery-powered electronic cigarettes.
Some puffed on the devices as they testified, and talked about how much healthier they have felt since giving up tobacco.
Parting shot: The primary 'sin' committed by e-cigarette companies is this: they haven't paid smoke Nazi blessed lab coated hooligans for a comprehensive 'study'. Ka-ching.
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Steaming Load: Tyranny In Seattle
Seattle City Councilmember-Elect Kshama Sawant Calls for Seizing Means of Production
What will the changing demographics of America mean for our future, if Democrats and their RINO collaborators manage to displace the American population with Third World foreigners? The native Left is hoping it looks something like this:
Seattle City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant [a socialist from India] told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state.
A deal that would guarantee that doesn't happen for eight years was rejected because the union would have had to make pension concessions. It isn't only state governments that could face bankruptcy if gold-plated pensions aren't brought under control. But unions don't make concessions, no matter how reasonable — not in the Age of Hope & Change.
"The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing's profit-making machine," Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle's Westlake Park Monday night.
Mobs taking over factories sounds like something that could only have happened in the dark days of the Russian Revolution. Actually, it happened in Detroit during the Depression. A sympathetic FDR refused to send in the National Guard so that the "profit-making machine" could get back to producing cars. Obama used means only superficially less thuggish to help the UAW seize control of Chrysler, illegally stiffing secured creditors.
Consider that phrase — profit-making machine. To a moonbat like Sawant, it is an invective. They don't believe anything should be able to function efficiently enough to generate a profit. They don't believe anyone should enjoy the wealth profits create. They don't believe in the freedom we have when we are able to create wealth through our own efforts.
What they do believe in is power. The dimmer among them may believe in some of the wacky rhetoric they use to dupe idiots into letting them have it. For example, here's what Sawant plans to do with Boeing's property after the means of production have been seized:
"We can re-tool the machines to produce mass transit like buses, instead of destructive, you know, war machines," she told KIRO 7.
Democracy means that if the majority of the population becomes sufficiently debased to vote for people like Sawant, then people like Sawant will rule us.
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Steaming Load: Unqualified, but hired anyway. Unqualified, can't be fired.
[NYP] Despite failing a required FDNY running test five times, Wendy Tapia was allowed to graduate from the Fire Academy and become a firefighter. On Dec. 2, she is taking the test for an unprecedented sixth time.
Tapia was one of only five women among 285 new firefighters who graduated from the FDNY's Randall's Island training academy on May 17.
The class was hailed as the most diverse group of rookies ever, all of them EMTs or paramedics seeking promotion to firefighter. She joined a group of just 35 women among the 11,000 Bravest.
But Tapia, 31, has yet to work a shift at her firehouse, -Engine No. 316 in East Elmhurst, Queens, where she was assigned May 18.
At the end of 18 weeks of probationary training, Tapia failed to run 1¹/v(2) miles in 12 minutes without gear, as required by the academy. She blamed a foot injury.
The FDNY let her graduate anyway — and gave her five more deadlines over the past six months to pass the running test.
She failed all five times, insiders said.
Normally, probationary firefighters who fail the running test at the end of academy training don't graduate — period. They flunk out but can join the next academy class, start over and get another chance to pass the course.
Tapia's treatment has inflamed male and female colleagues alike.
"I don't know how she got to graduate. It never should have happened," a female firefighter told The Post. "You should not graduate if you can't meet all the requirements — male, female, black or white."
After graduation, instead of joining fellow firefighters in the field, Tapia went on medical leave from May 20 to June 10 to recover from her foot injury. She then went on light duty until July 2, reporting to FDNY headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.
She "reports to work . . . wearing our uniform? F- -KING JOKE!" one firefighter fumed on an online rant site.
Tapia returned to full duty — but was sent back to Randall's -Island for extra help.
"They put so many resources into training just her," an insider said. "Every time she fails, she has a different excuse."
Tapia failed the running test once in August, once in September and three times in October, said sources familiar with her situation.
In her last try, on Halloween, she clocked a 12:23, still too slow.
But FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano gave Tapia another break after United Women Firefighters (UWF), a fraternal group of active and retired FDNY women, intervened to block her potential firing. They said she had an -upper respiratory infection.
But suffering a cold is no excuse, the female firefighter said.
"We have to do our job in all types of situations," she said. "If I go to a fire, what am going to do — tell the guys I'm staying out by the -engine because I'm not feeling so good? It's 100 percent unheard of."
She said FDNY brass, under pressure from a court order to hire more minorities, "want their numbers — that's all it is."
But that does female firefighters no favors, she added.
"It's making us look bad. It's undermining -everything we've strived for and achieved of our own accord," she said.
Another insider said it also -undermines confidence in the Fire Department.
"If someone's life is hanging on the line, you only get one try. There's no -do-overs when it's for real," the insider said.
Tapia was "unavailable for an interview," the FDNY said.
A spokesman said Tapia "successfully completed every requirement to graduate from the academy except the run — which she was unable to do after sustaining a work-related injury. We have provided her time to recover from her injury and will test her again on Dec. 2."
He did not address Tapia's five failed attempts since graduation.
[Political Correctness trumps public safety in NYC.]
NOVEMBER 02, 2013
Steaming Load: Keeping Perverts Away From Tykes Is RACIST?
(Moonbattery) Being leftists, the moonbats infesting teachers unions, as well as liberal pols like our first Muslim congresscritter Keith Ellison, look out for the disadvantaged. For example, they prevent put-upon sex criminals from losing access to the children they might like to molest:
Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the House approved Tuesday.
The measure would require school systems to check state and federal criminal records for employees with unsupervised access to elementary and secondary school students, and for people seeking those jobs. Workers refusing to submit to the checks would not be allowed to have school positions. …
The bill has run into objections from major teachers' unions like the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. In letters to lawmakers, their criticisms included concerns that the measure might jeopardize workers' protections under union contracts.
In addition, the NEA wrote that criminal background checks "often have a huge, racially disparate impact" — a reference to critics' complaints that minorities make up a disproportionately high proportion of people convicted of crimes.
The "racially disparate impact" verbiage means that parents who want to minimize the risk of their children being raped after turning them over to government schools had better shut up about it or they will be clubbed over the head with the word RACIST!
OCTOBER 26, 2013
Steaming Load: Bureaucratic Bait & Switch.
A 2005 federal study found that the U.S. had virtually no affordable housing for the deaf. So the federal government helped build Apache ASL Trails, a 75-unit apartment building in Tempe, Ariz., designed specifically for the deaf. Ninety-percent of the units are currently occupied by deaf and deaf-blind seniors.
But now, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development says Apache ASL Trails violates civil rights law -- because it shows a preference for the hearing-impaired.
"A preference or priority based on a particular diagnosis or disability and excluding others with different disabilities is explicitly prohibited by HUD's Section 504 regulations," says a HUD memo about the project. "There is no legal authority contained in any of Apache Trails funding to permit such a priority or preference."
HUD is threatening to pull all federal housing aid to Arizona unless it limits the number of hearing-impaired residents to 18 people. The agency would not forcibly remove current residents, but wants many of their units to be blocked off to deaf residents in the future once they leave.
However, when HUD approved and helped fund the project in 2008, it did so knowing that the property was specifically "designed for seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind."
"It's impossible to walk into this building and not see that real people were hurt and continue to be hurt," said Mary Vargas, an attorney for the residents.
The National Association for the Deaf has also stepped in, calling HUD's actions "atrocious" and "a tragic irony."
"HUD is forcing deaf and hard of hearing residents to live in isolation and firetraps," said the Association's CEO Howard Rosenblum in a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "There is no statute or regulation that mandates any 25 percent quota."
State housing director Michael Trailor refuses to comply with the federal orders.
"Quite frankly, the attorneys I dealt with at HUD I would characterize as ignorant and arrogant and much worse, they are powerful," Trailor told Fox News. "And if they worked for me, I would have fired them a long time ago."
State taxpayers and the apartment's developer have spent $500,000 so far fighting HUD.
OCTOBER 12, 2013
Steaming Load: Under Obama, the National Park Service has become a terrorist organization.
A couple from Arkansas was forced from their camping spot in Big Bend National Park by a park ranger. They were told there was a state park nearby and he gave them what turned out to be a very poor map of the park and the couple got lost and nearly died before they found a spring.
The couple, Ricky Lee McFarland, 58 and Cathy Frye, 43, moved to Big Bend Ranch State Park as it was suggested to them. Parks department spokesman Mike Cox said, "It's a bigger park and it's a more rugged park. The map they received was small-scale. They needed one with more detail."
The couple were familiar with the national park but had no previous experience with the state park, which Cox said was more rugged and much trickier. There are more accidents and fatalities there every year.
The couple made their way there on Oct. 2nd, set up camp, then went out bike riding. Their map was not very detailed and since they were unfamiliar with the park, they soon found themselves lost with only a couple bottles of water each, instead of the gallon, which is suggested. They had to spend the first night at a scenic overlook near Mexicano Falls.
The next day, while looking for the way back, they ventured into Arroyo Mexicano territory, a dangerous area for which they were poorly equipped. They couple lacked water, but fortunately they found a spring. They were able to replenish their water supply but had no tools to start a fire and as the night got colder, hypothermia set in.
On October 4th, Cathy found herself unable to go on and her husband set out to find help. Fortunately, he found his way back to the truck and he sped off to ranger headquarters to get help. They were able to get help from various groups and then they set off to find the wife. All told there were 37 in the search party.
Cathy had moved from where her husband had left her, but eventually, they found her on October 6th. The crew cleared an area to land a helicopter and Cathy was flown to University Hospital in El Paso. Her husband suffered only from exhaustion.
Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America's greatest treasures.
Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.
Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.
When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.
"We've become a country of fear, guns and control," said Vaillancourt, who grew up in Lawrence. "It was like they brought out the armed forces. Nobody was saying, 'we're sorry,' it was all like — " as she clenched her fist and banged it against her forearm.
Vaillancourt took part in a nine-day tour of western parks and sites along with about four dozen senior citizen tourists. One of the highlights of the tour was to be Yellowstone, where they arrived just as the shutdown went into effect.
Rangers systematically sent visitors out of the park, though some groups that had hotel reservations — such as Vaillancourt's — were allowed to stay for two days. Those two days started out on a sour note, she said.
The bus stopped along a road when a large herd of bison passed nearby, and seniors filed out to take photos. Almost immediately, an armed ranger came by and ordered them to get back in, saying they couldn't "recreate." The tour guide, who had paid a $300 fee the day before to bring the group into the park, argued that the seniors weren't "recreating," just taking photos.
"She responded and said, 'Sir, you are recreating,' and her tone became very aggressive," Vaillancourt said.
The seniors quickly filed back onboard and the bus went to the Old Faithful Inn, the park's premier lodge located adjacent to the park's most famous site, Old Faithful geyser. That was as close as they could get to the famous site — barricades were erected around Old Faithful, and the seniors were locked inside the hotel, where armed rangers stayed at the door.
"They looked like Hulk Hogans, armed. They told us you can't go outside," she said. "Some of the Asians who were on the tour said, 'Oh my God, are we under arrest?' They felt like they were criminals."
By Oct. 3 the park, which sees an average of 4,500 visitors a day, was nearly empty. The remaining hotel visitors were required to leave.
As the bus made its 2.5-hour journey out of Yellowstone, the tour guide made arrangements to stop at a full-service bathroom at an in-park dude ranch he had done business with in the past. Though the bus had its own small bathroom, Vaillancourt said seniors were looking for a more comfortable place to stop. But no stop was made — Vaillancourt said the dude ranch had been warned that its license to operate would be revoked if it allowed the bus to stop. So the bus continued on to Livingston, Mont., a gateway city to the park. [Examiner]
If they insist on being terrorists, so be it. Let's exile them to Gitmo.
OCTOBER 05, 2013
Steaming Load: Iran legalizes pedophilia, by pinning a 'fair game' label on step-daughters.
Under a new law, a sick bastard can go window shopping for a child to molest. When he finds one to his liking, the twisted fuck adopts the wenchlet, then waits until she reaches the ripe old age of 13, at which point he can - no shit - MARRY HER. Disgusting!
A new law in Iran that allows men to marry their adopted daughters at the age of 13 has caused major concern that the country's new president is not as progressive as originally thought.
President Hassan Rouhani has been hailed as a new moderate voice in the controversial Middle Eastern government but the approval of the new law shows that the extreme beliefs in the intolerant country have not evaporated.
The law was approved by the Iranian members of parliament and maintains that girls can marry with the permission of their father at the age of 13 and young boys at the age of 15.
The timing of the law being passed through the first legal hurdle, as reported by The Guardian, comes just days after Rouhani's landmark phone call with President Obama- the first between the two countries leaders in 34 years- and an interview with CNN where he admitted the existence of the Holocaust- something that has long been denied by the religious extremists in Iran.
The law in question pertains to the legal marriage age, but the concern about incest is an additional factor for human rights advocates.
'This bill is legalizing pedophilia,' lawyer Shadi Sadr, who works for the group Justice for Iran, told the paper.
'It's not part of the Iranian culture to marry your adopted child. Obviously incest exists in Iran more or less as it happens in other countries across the world, but this bill is legalizing pedophilia and is endangering our children and normalizing this crime in our culture.'
Iranian officials argue that the question of fathers marrying their adopted daughters comes out of practicality since adopted girls are forced to wear a hijab around their fathers and mothers must wear it around their adopted sons.
Ms Sadr argues that it is just a legislative ploy to get around the normal bounds of a paternal relationship- with the sexual aspect of a marriage still in full play even though it is being publicly downplayed.
'With this bill, you can be a pedophile and get your bait in the pretext of adopting children,' she said. [Daily Mail]
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
Steaming Load: Excellence will not be tolerate.
It may be a quiet place, but the public library in Hudson Falls, New York (population: 6,927), is buzzing with drama these days, and the story has all the components of a good novel (albeit a novel set in a library, featuring librarians and a 9-year-old reading-contest winner as the main characters). That 9-year-old is Tyler Weaver — the self-proclaimed "king of the book club" and one of the library's most frequent visitors — who will be taking his book business elsewhere, now that a longtime library aide who stuck up for him in a contest controversy has been fired.
"The kids call her Gram. That makes it even worse," Tyler's mother, Katie Weaver, tells Yahoo Shine. "Gram" is Lita Casey, a library aide who spent 28 years working at the Hudson Falls Free Library. But Casey says that the library's board of trustees let her go without reason this week, a month after Casey defended Tyler, who won the library's summer reading contest, "Dig into Reading," for the fifth time by reading the most books in a six-week period.
"I'm not very happy. I was not ready to leave," Casey, who's also a former preschool teacher, tells Yahoo Shine. "I loved my job, and I loved the little kids."
Weaver explains that the library controversy started when she called the local newspaper, the Post-Star, asking if they would feature Tyler's win in the paper. "I called the paper because I was proud of Tyler," she says, "not because I wanted to complain."
The publication then reached out to former library director Marie Gandron for a quote on Tyler's reading success. Instead of praising Tyler's effort, Gandron told The Post-Star that Tyler "hogs" the contest every year and he should "step aside." (And if you don't believe a grown woman would say these things about a little boy who reads a lot, check out the story the paper published.) "Other kids quit because they can't keep up," she told The Post-Star last month, adding that she planned to change the reading program's rules, suggesting they draw names out of a hat instead of awarding prizes, such as T-shirts, water bottles, and atlases, to kids who read the most books. (Gandron has not returned Yahoo Shine's request for comment.)
Disagreeing with Gandron's proposed rule changes, Casey stepped in and stood up for Tyler, who read an impressive 63 books in just six weeks, which made him the clear winner, fair and square. "I don't think it should be a lottery," Casey explains. They all had the same amount of time." The contest only requires kids to read 10 books to participate, and there is no word on how many books the runner-up logged.
And the plot thickens: According to Weaver, Gandron then left her position at the library, never having apologized to Tyler. Michael Herman, president of the library's board of trustees, confirmed to the Post-Star last week that Gandron was no longer employed by the library but wouldn't say whether she had been fired or quit.
According to Casey, a member of the library board called her Monday evening to let her know she'd been fired but wouldn't give her a reason. Casey, not surprisingly, is convinced that her firing is related to the controversy over the library's reading contest, but she hasn't been given a chance to speak with the board since and isn't happy about the whole thing. "I would say I don't deserve this. I don't know what it is. I wasn't going to quit with all of the flak," she says. (The librarian at Hudson Falls Free Library who answered Yahoo Shine's call said she could not comment on the situation, and Herman could not be reached for comment.)
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
Steaming Load: Importing Lawyers
A California bill to let undocumented immigrants become lawyers passed its last legislative hurdle on Thursday and will be sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.
The legislation was prompted by the case of an undocumented Mexican immigrant, Sergio Garcia, who was brought to the United States as a baby and later graduated from a California law school. He has won the support of the State Bar of California and state Attorney General Kamala Harris in his quest to be admitted to practice law, over the objections of the U.S. Justice Department. [Reuters]
We already have way too damn many lawyers. Why the f**k do we want to import them from Mexico?
SEPTEMBER 06, 2013
Steaming Load: You Are on The Defense Department Enemies List
The guide is reportedly authored by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, a Defense Department-funded diversity training center. Further, the documents cite the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when identifying "hate groups."
Department of Defense Education Materials Warn of Extremist Conservative Views
judicial Watch proves the "highlights" from the documents:
• The document defines extremists as "a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights."
• A statement that "Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states' rights, and how to make the world a better place."
• "[W]hile not all extremist groups are hate groups, all hate groups are extremist groups."
• Under a section labeled "Extremist Ideologies" the document states, "In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples."
• In this same section, the document lists the 9/11 attack under a category of "Historical events."
• "[A]ctive participation…with regard to extremist organizations is incompatible with military service and, is therefore prohibited." [Emphasis in original]
• The document details the "seven stages of hate" and sixteen "extremists' traits."
• The SPLC is listed as a resource for information on hate groups and referenced several times throughout the guide.
• Of the five organizations besides the SPLC listed as resources, one is an SPLC project (Teaching Tolerance) and one considers any politically or socially conservative movement to be a potential hate group (Political Research Associates).
• Other than a mention of 9/11 and the Sudan, there is no discussion of Islamic extremism.
Judicial Watch obtained 133 pages of lesson plans and PowerPoint slides in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filed on April 8, 2013. The group asked for "any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to the preparation and presentation of training materials on hate groups or hate crimes distributed or used by the Air Force."
What kind of war is Obama planning?
AUGUST 23, 2013
Steaming Load: Border Jumping Scumbags Demand Organ Transplants
Brazen to a fault, the bastards are on a hunger strike outside an Illinois hospital, demanding free organ transplants:
This insanity is taking place outside a prestigious Chicago-area hospital, according to news reports, but it's only a matter of time before it spreads nationwide. Dozens of demonstrators and hunger strikers have gathered outside the medical facility chanting through bullhorns and waving large signs to protest the hospital's policy that patients must be in the U.S. legally to qualify for an organ transplant procedure. One large, yellow sign captured in a newspaper photo says "we are also human!"
All of the protestors are from Mexico, according to the news report, and all need either a liver or kidney transplant that they can't afford to pay for. They obviously don't have health insurance or they wouldn't be staging this show. So the illegal aliens want Uncle Sam to step up the plate and pick up the tab. Kidney and liver transplants costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and could run into the millions if there are complications.
My lovely bride's all purpose solution works here, too: Just shoot the bastards.
AUGUST 17, 2013
Steaming Load: Safe Passage
The mean streets of Chicago are so dangerous that parents must consult a map which shows 'Safe Passage routes that Little Johnny and Moonbeam must take to school. Are the designated routes that safe? Apparently not, because the Safe Passage cabal hired 600 full time staffers and signed up 1,800 volunteers to lurk along the routes.
The Safe Passage routes were mapped out to keep kids out of harm's way as they cross gang boundaries on their way to and from their new schools, following the closing of 49 elementary schools this summer.
However, although the Safe Passage routes have been mapped out for parents and students; the police officers, and Safe Passage workers, and volunteers who will man those routes won't be staffing them until school begins on Aug. 26. (Chicago Tribune)
Safe Passage? Bullshit. Every route in the city should be safe for school kids.
AUGUST 10, 2013
Steaming Load: TSA Takes Its Show On The Road
The controversial government agency created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack to protect American airports, has decided that it will dispatch its Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) officers to patrol other transportation hubs and other highly attended events including sporting games and concerts. The TSA hopes that the increased coverage will help thwart potential terrorist attacks in transportation portals other than airports.
"Our mandate is to provide security and counterterrorism operations for all high-risk transportation targets, not just airports and aviation," TSA Administrator John Pistole told The New York Times.
The TSA also plans to have VIPR teams accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs and dressed in plainclothes to search for any "suspicious behavior" while on duty at transportation terminals nationwide.
Those critical of TSA expanding beyond airports are worried that without any legal precedents, the agency could subject countless people to warrantless searches thus violating their fourth amendment rights.
"The problem with TSA stopping and searching people in public places outside the airport is that there are no real legal standards, or probably cause," Khaliah Barnes, administrative law counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, told the Times. "It's something that is easily abused because the reason that they are conducting the stops is shrouded in secrecy." [Fox News]
Thrilling news, America: "Show me your papers" has arrived.
AUGUST 03, 2013
Steaming Load: Stupid in Seattle
The simple fact that Seattle has an Office of Civil rights speaks volumes. I'm guessing that the clown in charge, Elliot Bronstein, has way too much time on his hands. With nothing better to do, dipshit banished two terms:
Bronstein told KIRO Radio the word "citizen" should be avoided because many people who live in Seattle are residents, not citizens.
"They are legal residents of the United States and they are residents of Seattle. They pay taxes and if we use a term like citizens in common use, then it doesn't include a lot of folks," Bronstein said.
In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.
"For a lot of particularly African-American community members, the phrase brown bag does bring up associations with the past when a brown bag was actually used, I understand, to determine if people's skin color was light enough to allow admission to an event or to come into a party that was being held in a private home," Bronstein said.
According to [a] memo, city employees should use the terms "lunch-and-learn" or "sack lunch" instead of "brown bag." [Fox]
"Lunch and learn"? Yes, he has his hypersensitive perpetually offended head shoved up his ass that far.
JULY 26, 2013
Steaming Load: Socially Engineered Neighborhoods
(FoxNews.com) "Make no mistake: this is a big deal. With the HUD budget alone, we are talking about billions of dollars."
-- Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in a July 16 speech to the NAACP about a new regulation and database aimed at adding "protected classes" into predominantly white neighborhoods.
The federal government is getting serious about pushing racial and ethnic diversity into America's neighborhoods--and is using big data and big money to achieve its aims.
A new interactive database will help regulators, local housing officials and individuals take action on a newly proposed regulation that would require agencies to "affirmatively further" the inclusion of minority residents in white neighborhoods.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the database and regulation at last week's NAACP convention, saying the Obama administration was battling "a quieter form of discrimination" that was "just as harmful" as long-outlawed segregationist practices, like racially restrictive property covenants.
The problem now, Donovan said, is that prospective minority buyers are not being encouraged to move into predominantly white neighborhoods with top-notch schools, government services and amenities like grocery stories, etc.
The goal here then is to continue to prosecute at a high rate incidences deemed proactively segregationist – Donovan touted 25,000 individuals in the past 3 years being paid damages under cases reported to the agency or independently investigated by HUD – but to add in a mandate for diversifying neighborhoods.
The old way was to punish exclusion. The new way is to punish lack of inclusion.
The punishment is also different. Rather than fines and prosecutions for those who sought to keep minorities out, the new penalty would be a withholding of federal funds from local and state government agencies dependent on HUD grants if they fail to push greater diversity. The way those agencies interact with developers, realtors, homeowners associations and others would need to reflect the federal push for diversity.
The old way was to punish exclusion. The new way is to punish lack of inclusion.
The report card comes in the form of the new maps, which use Census data to score communities on their racial and ethnic concentrations, as well as income and community services. Check out the Atlanta suburbs. South of Dekalb Avenue, the dots are mostly green – black residents – and north of Dekalb Avenue, the dots are mostly blue – white residents.
HUD wants a more even distribution of blue and green dots in the city and if you are planning a new subdivision or a realtor looking to sign potential buyers up for FHA loans, the dot distribution is something the Obama administration wants you to be mindful of. And your local zoning board, county commission or state real estate licensing bureau ought to be mindful too, since their funding could depend on it.
JULY 19, 2013
Steaming Load: Barry's 'Dream Act' is a nightmare.
During an interview with the Daily Caller, National ICE Council president Chris Crane exposed the danger imposed by Barry's open borders bullshit:
"We can't have Presidents of the United States picking and choosing which laws will and will not be enforced." Crane said.
Crane went on to explain how President Obama's de facto repeal of immigration enforcement has led to serious and dangerous criminals being set free. "What the Obama Administration has ICE agents now doing is we now go into jails and prisons looking for illegal aliens inside of those facilities who have committed and been convicted of crimes. So we apply the Dream Act not to kids, in schools, but to adult inmates and have to ask them basically 'Do you qualify for President Obama's Dream Act?' When they tell us 'Yes we qualify' we can't even require them to give us any kind of proof, a transcript, or anything like that. We can't detain them for investigation to substantiate the claims, we simply have to release them to the street. They walk out the back door of the jail as 'Dreamers.' There is nothing we can do about that.
Barry hates America and he does everything in his power to weaken it. The sooner we flush his Commie ass back to Chicago, the better.
JULY 12, 2013
Steaming Load: Power Grab
Using executive orders America's Commie Rat Motherfucking Bastard gave himself sweeping power over all forms of communication in this once great nation.
in a secretly unannounced move, President Barack Obama signed an executive order giving the Department of Homeland Security the ability to shut down all of the United States' communications systems upon his request. Barack Obama laid out a statement he titled "Assignment of National Security Emergency Preparedness Communications Function". No doubt a very confusing title. The reasoning behind his issuing of this executive order, is that he feels the government may one day need to access all of our telephones, computers, cable communications, etc., in the name of national security.
"The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive mission."
The American public should be concerned about what this "mission" could be. In a presidential election, one candidate's mission may not be the same as his opponents. RT quotes the president as saying:
"Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national security.."
The fact that our nation needs so much "national security" is puzzling, given the fact that President Obama has declared himself leader of the front that has ended terrorism in the U.S. It seems like now, more than ever, our nation is in peril according to the State Department; but many U.S. citizens are asking themselves, "From what?", or better yet, "From who?"
According to Obama, the items of confiscation, or shut down can include: wireline, wireless, satellite, cable, broadcasting, internet, and other key information systems. Never in United States' history has a president given himself the authority to shut down the entire nation and immobilize the citizenry. [Examiner]
What's this Dumbo-eared steaming load up to now? I don't know, but it's detrimental to our liberty. We can't flush this piece of Commie crap out of our misery too soon.
JULY 05, 2013
Steaming Load: State Sanctioned Raperooms
Mexifornia's Jackass Party OWNS this shit, so the inevitable tsunami of sexual assaults in K-12 school locker rooms and restrooms is theirs, all theirs. In this case the 'shit' in question is a bill 'that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.'
There's already a state law that prohibits schools from discriminating against an inmate based on his, her, hisher, or its gender identity (a nads defying brainfart that, for example, makes a pole packer whine 'I'm really a chick').
California's bill would give students the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.
It sparked an impassioned debate on the Senate floor about when transgender students' right to expression might conflict with other students' discomfort and right to privacy.
Supporters said the bill is needed to protect students from bullying and other abuse. They also said it represents the next front in their effort to provide equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, just days after same-sex marriages resumed in California.
"There should be certainty that every kid has the chance to go to school and be treated equally and fairly," said Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who carried the bill in the Senate. "We know that these particular students suffer much abuse and bullying and denigration. We can't change that overnight, but what we can do is make sure that the rules are such that they get a fair shake."
Opponents said the state is going too far if it permits opposite-sex students to use restrooms and locker rooms.
"It is not all about discrimination. Elementary and secondary students of California — our most impressionable, our most vulnerable — now may be subjected to some very difficult situations," said Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen.
Parents, school administrators and school board members would have no say over students who identify themselves as transgender and enter shower rooms or bathrooms used by the opposite sex, Nielsen said, warning that the privilege could be abused by youthful sex offenders. [CBS]
In their mindless zeal to erase gender in the state's schools, Mexifornia's DEMOCRATS transformed school lockerooms and restrooms into raperooms. How many rapes and/or sexual assaults will it take to make these sick motherfuckers wake the fuck up?
Parting shot: Am I pinning a 'rapist' label on the 'transgendered'? Hardly. I am saying that some heterosexual inmates will view this 'use any restroom or locker room you want' as a 'take what you want' green light.
JUNE 28, 2013
STEAMING LOAD: Rush to Justice
Why are West Virginia authorities so hell bent on railroading a fourteen year old, Jared Marcum, for wearing an NRA t-shirt?
The case of the rural West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association just keeps getting weirder.
According to local CBS affiliate WOWK-TV, the student, 14-year-old Jared Marcum, was back at the Logan County Courthouse on Monday for a hearing because prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins were seeking an emergency gag order.
In seeking the emergency gag order, the podunk prosecutors argued that Marcum's interest would best be served if he, his attorney and his father are prevented from speaking about the case in the press.
Marcum's attorney, Ben White, and his father, Allen Lardieri, both say they find the argument strange.
"We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," Marcum's attorney Ben White told WOWK. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of public opinion."
"It was for Jared's better interest is what I was told, which seems to be a bit odd to me," Lardieri told the station. "These are the same individuals that are trying to prosecute him, so as far as them knowing what is in his better interest, I have a lot of questions about that."
Eventually the asshats withdrew the gag order request..
UPDATE: Sanity restored. Charges dropped.
Sanity seems to have prevailed in Logan County, West Va., in the criminal case against the eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association.
A mere 70 days after the incident occurred, prosecutors have withdrawn the criminal charge of obstructing an officer pending against 14-year-old Jared Marcum, reports WOWK-TV. Judge Eric O'Briant signed the order.
What happened? Perhaps this kind of feedback was happening to prosecutors, too:
Local police have been receiving several dozen calls each day from random people who are irate about the way local officials have handled the case.
"Our phone calls are unreal," local police chief E. K. Harper told local NBC affiliate WSAZ. "We've got rashes of complaints, threats and everything in here." [Daily Caller]
That freedom of speech stuff is a real pisser.
JUNE 21, 2013
Steaming Load: Border Jumping Scumbags Raid U.S. Treasury
My first order of business involves defining two acronyms:
TIGTA = Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
ITIN = Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
You'll need to know that an ITIN is assigned two types of individuals: 1) non-resident aliens who have a tax liability in the United States, and 2) aliens living in the United States who are "not authorized to work in the United States."
That's right, the federal tax twerps knowingly assign ITINs to border jumpers, making it much easier for them to work here. If you think that's as bad as it gets, get ready to be thrilled.
TIGTA discovered these painful truth$:
* The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to "unauthorized" alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011
* 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 [went] to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.
* the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874, to an address in Oxnard, Calif
* the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212, to an address in Raleigh, North Carolina
* the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608 to an address in Phoenix, Ariz.
* the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302 to an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
* the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027 to an address in San Jose, Calif.
* the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877 to an address in Arvin, Calif.
These are the border jumping 'huddled masses' Rat Bastard Rubio wants to 'bring out of the shadows'? Fuck that. Fuck these border jumping parasites, and fuck him.
JUNE 14, 2013
Steaming Load: No good deed goes unpunished.
Anthony Cymerys is a familiar part of the Hartford (Connecticut) landscape. For at least 25 years, he has been giving free haircuts to the city's urban campers, while his friends hand out food. That all changed, this week, when the city minions goose-stepped into the park where Anthony had deployed his gear:
[S]hortly after Cymerys set up shop this week, he said, health officials and police confronted him and his friends and told them they had to leave because they didn't have permits.
"I thought it was a drug raid, honest to God," Cymerys said. "It was the peanut gallery on TV where everyone was watching."
City health officials said they ordered Cymerys out of the park Wednesday after unnamed local residents expressed concerns about the "safety and sanitation" of Cymerys' free haircuts to homeless people and his friends' food distribution. They also noted that Cymerys is not a licensed barber. [Daily Caller]
Is this the end for our 82 year old hair wrangler? Not exactly.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Pedro Segarra said later Thursday that he granted Cymerys a special dispensation in light of his years of charitable work. The spokeswoman, Maribel La Luz, said the city will help Cymerys obtain a state barber's license if he likes.
Not 'happily ever after', but it's' a start.
Question: Why should he need the Nanny State's permission (a license) to cut hair?
MAY 31, 2013
Steaming Load: Swedish Cops Ignore Rampaging Islamikazes, Punish Law Abiding Swedes
Islamikazes are on a car torching rampage in Sweden, but the cops are too busy ticketing the owners of torched cars to be bothered.
While the Stockholm riots keep spreading and intensifying, Swedish police have adopted a tactic of non-interference. "Our ambition is really to do as little as possible," Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfving explained to the Swedish newspaper Expressen on Tuesday.
"We go to the crime scenes, but when we get there we stand and wait," elaborated Lars Byström, the media relations officer of the Stockholm Police Department. "If we see a burning car, we let it burn if there is no risk of the fire spreading to other cars or buildings nearby. By doing so we minimize the risk of having rocks thrown at us."
Swedish parking laws, however, continue to be rigidly enforced despite the increasingly chaotic situation. Early Wednesday, while documenting the destruction after a night of rioting in the Stockholm suburb of Alby, a reporter from Fria Tider observed a parking enforcement officer writing a ticket for a burnt-out Ford.
When questioned, the officer explained that the ticket was issued because the vehicle lacked a tag showing its time of arrival. The fact that the vehicle had been effectively destroyed – its windshield smashed and the interior heavily damaged by fire – was irrelevant according to the meter maid, who asked Fria Tider's photographer to destroy the photos he had taken. Her employer, the parking company P-service, refused to comment when Fria Tider contacted them on Wednesday afternoon. (Fria Tider).
Your city is under siege by 7th century assholes. Instead of making Swedes feel safer, Swedish Parking Nazis do some terrorizing of their own.
MAY 24, 2013
Steaming Load: Gender Fairness in Combat
The moment the U.S. military perpetrated its 'women in combat' brainfart, the Korrectnik dominos started to fall:
In preparation for giving the green light to female infantrymen, another term that will have to be changed, and female Army Rangers, General Martin Dempsey, who had previously cheered on the introduction of homosexuality to the military, promised "clear standards of performance for all occupations based on what it actually takes to do the job".
These standards, General Dempsey said, will be "gender-neutral". But what is gender neutrality exactly? No one really knows except that it will involve being neutral about gender or genders being neutral. If not for the fancifully Orwellian language that the teleprompters of the powerful spew up, it might be taken to mean that there will be the same standards for all soldiers regardless of their gender.
That would be a sensible, if doomed approach. Soldiers in Afghanistan may have to carry 127 pounds on their backs. A study in the heyday of the manpower crunch, when the Army was looking for a few good men, women or anything in between, still found that women could not meet male upper body strength ratios
Captain Katie Petronio, who led combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, wrote, "There is no way I could endure the physical demands of the infantrymen whom I worked beside."
The British version of gender-neutral, gender-free, replacing gender-fair policy, attempted to ignore gender in military training and resulted in a doubling of injuries for female soldiers. In gender-fair training, women only suffered four times as many injuries as male soldiers. In gender-free training, women suffered nearly ten times as many injuries as male soldiers. An absurd term like gender-free could be coined, but it couldn't be implemented because no one can be free of their gender. Gender is not open to regulation or deregulation. It is an absolute reality.
Gender-neutral may sound like gender-free, but it's actually more like gender-fair. Our leaders may be stupid enough to insist on female Army Rangers, but they aren't stupid enough to insist on standards that are neutral in the objective sense. Rather they are neutral in the subjective sense.
What does that mean? The gender-neutral standard is embedded in regulations, but it isn't interpreted to mean identical objective physical metrics, but identical subjective physical metrics within each gender. The gender-neutral standard is actually a partisan gender standard. And it is arranged so that the politicians can have their gender-neutral cake and eat it too.
As the Congressional Research Service explains, "The use of the term 'gender-neutral physical standards' raises questions depending on how it is defined." How do you define gender-neutral so that it isn't neutral?
"The Services have used this and similar terms to suggest that men and women must exert the same amount of energy in a particular task, regardless of the work that is actually accomplished by either."
Examples include, "if a female soldier carries 70 pounds of equipment five miles and exerts the same effort as a male carrying 100 pounds of equipment the same distance, the differing standards could be viewed as 'gender-neutral' because both exerted the same amount of effort, with differing loads."
Or, "The Air Force Fitness Test Scoring for males under 30 years of age requires males to run 1.5 miles in a maximum time of 13:36: the female maximum time is 16:22. A female who runs at this slower rate would actually receive a higher score than a male who runs nearly three minutes faster."
There's nothing gender neutral about that. But gender-neutral really means neutral to the gender. And neutral to the gender is another way of saying that there are two differing standards. The standard changes to accommodate the gender.
It's not what most people imagine that gender neutral means and it's not what it is supposed to mean because Congress defined gender-neutral as being "evaluated on the basis of common, relevant performance standards, without differential standards of evaluation on the basis of gender." But by leaving "relevant" in there, the door was open for a debate on the meaning of "is", and the clear meaning of the rule was inverted so that instead of the standards neutralizing gender, gender neutralized the standards.
"Lifting a 95-pound artillery round must be done by a Marine, either male or female," a Marine Corps memo noted. 95-pound artillery rounds are a gender-neutral standard. Like anything else on the battlefield, they are a true standard that cannot be graded on a gender curve. Training is meant to prepare soldiers for the reality of the battlefield. And the battlefield does not discriminate. (Front Page)
Political Correctness has no place on a battlefield. It deteriorates combat readiness and dooms many of our warriors, who would otherwise survive, to a korrectness-induced death.
MAY 17, 2013
Steaming Load: $ky High
I'm differently thrilled to report that airlines are still doing their best to make air travel intolerable. If you aren't already saying 'hell no, I won't go' because of the TSA perverts' sexual assault, maybe this will get you there:
A few weeks before the traditional start of the busy travel season, United Airlines quietly raised its change fees on most discount fares from $150 to $200, rendering many of its tickets all but unchangeable.
Just before the summer travel season, U.S. airlines raise their change fees and cause a ruckus.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways quickly followed.
Not to be outdone, Frontier Airlines announced that for tickets booked anywhere except on its Web site, it would raise its luggage charges and impose a fee of up to $100 for certain carry-on bags, the third U.S. carrier to do this. Most economy-class passengers will also have to pay $1.99 for coffee, tea, soda and juice.
You read correctly: That fee is for a carry-on bag, not a checked bag. (WAPO)
I pay $100 for a carry-on bag! I don't think so, take that steaming load and shove it, Sparky.
MAY 10, 2013
Steaming Load: Uncle Sam Jettisons 'mother', 'father'.
Political correctness is perpetrated by hypersensitive, chronically offended, cretins who are obsessed with meaningless, mind numbing, minutia. Unhappily, many of these miserable creatures, have landed a job in government bureaucracy.
For example, the Korrectniks in the 'U.S. Department of Educrap just pooped out this steaming pile of crap:
The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income "from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together."
The new FAFSA form will use terms like "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" instead of gender-specific terms like "mother" and "father."
"All students should be able to apply for federal student aid within a system that incorporates their unique family dynamics," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. "These changes will allow us to more precisely calculate federal student aid eligibility based on what a student's whole family is able to contribute and ensure taxpayer dollars are better targeted toward those students who have the most need, as well as provide an inclusive form that reflects the diversity of American families." (Washington Times)
How did I manage to sleep at night, knowing Uncle Sam's FAFSA wasn't properly diverse or sufficiently 'inclusive'? Shame on me. Shame...shame...shame.
MAY 03, 2013
Steaming Load: We'll do what we damn please.
Selective enforcement of our non-negotiable laws is thriving in the Obama Regime.
During her testimony on the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she, President Barack Obama and other political officials at the top of this administration have the authority to decide which laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore.
Napolitano made the declaration in an exchange with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) when he was questioning her on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have alleged that political officials in the Obama administration, including her, have blocked them from enforcing the law.
Sessions noted that ICE agents' union president Chris Crane had testified on Monday "that agents are prohibited from enforcing the law and, indeed, the ICE officers have filed a lawsuit [to that effect]."
"I started out as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice in 1975," Sessions said. "I have never heard of a situation in which a group of law officers sued their supervisor and you for blocking them from following the law. They weren't complaining about pay, benefits, working conditions. They were saying their very oath they took, to enforce the law, is being blocked by rules and regulations and policies established from on high and that this is undermining their ability to do what they're sworn to do."
In her response to those remarks from Sessions, Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.
"There are tensions with union leadership, unfortunately, but here's what I expect as a former federal prosecutor and attorney general, and that is that law enforcement agents will enforce the law in accord with the guidance they're given from their superiors," Napolitano said. "That's what we ask of ICE, that's what we ask of Border Patrol, that's what we ask throughout the Department and I believe that would be consistent with all law enforcement. Agents don't set the enforcement priorities. Those are setby their superiors and they are asked then to obey that guidance in accord with the law." (Breitbart)
APRIL 26, 2013
Streaming Load: Expelling Failure
In at least one Flori-DUH school district, the ruling Educrats are expelling failure. How? The Broward school district is seriously considering throwing 0, along with scores from 1 thru 49 under the school bus, by making the minimum score 50. In other words slackers who show up then just sit there, get a 50, for transforming oxygen into carbon dioxide (breathing).
the proposed change has irked parents who say it's simply not fair.
"By raising zeroes up to 50 it tells the kid who's been trying, they might as well not do anything, because they're going to get the same grade," said parent Nick Sakhnovsky.
Cynthia Park, the district's director of college and career readiness, said the percentage range for the F grade would be changed to 50-59 instead of 0-59. She said a committee of parents, teachers, principals and district staff have been working since October on the change.
"It's eliminates situations a child cannot possibly recover from, thus allowing them an opportunity," she said. "Once they become hopeless, it's like why should I try?"
The School Board will discuss the proposed change during a May 14 workshop before taking a vote. (Sun Sentinel)
This puts a whole new spin on 'grade inflation' and I predict that it's only the beginning. In a few months the default score will be kicked up to 60, giving our 'just showed up and sat there' scholar a 'D'. Will it stop there? I doubt it.
APRIL 19, 2013
Steaming Load: Blatant Brainwashing
How early does government school indoctrination start? Very, especially in Cedar Hills Elementary School in Jacksonville Flori-DUH where it's blatant, as the parents of a 4th grade inmate discovered.
A father in Duval County, Florida has alleged that his son's fourth-grade teacher instructed students to express — in crayon — their desire to trade rights guaranteed in the Constitution for a feeling of added security.
The concerned father, Aaron Harvey, says his son and other kids in his son's class had to scribble: "I am willing to give up some of my constitution rights in order to be safer or more secure."
The incident happened at some point during a civics lesson at Cedar Hills Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida, reports First Coast News.
A local attorney had spoken to the class prior to the assignment, explains local radio station WOKV. The purported goal of the overall lesson was to "create an awareness" of constitutional rights and help the fourth graders "determine their opinions on which rights they value most and least."
Create an awareness of constitutional rights? Help them determine their opinions on which rights they value most and least? Bullshit.
They are teaching them to denigrate the Constitution and reject inalienable individual liberty. They are programming the tykes for a lifetime of dependency on an all-powerful Nanny State.
APRIL 12, 2013
Steaming Load: Mexifornia wants to tax the Boy Scouts.
It's called SB 323 and it's a turd pooped out by Mexifornia State Senator Ricardo Lara. He wants to tax the Boy Scouts, since they won't 'do the right thing' about GLAAD BAAGs (Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Annoying Dykes Boys And Alleged Girls*. *Alleged Girls covers, bi, tri, quadra, poly and transsexuals, plus crossdressers.)
The Long Beach Democrat's bill, SB 323, is scheduled for its first committee hearing on Wednesday.
"Our state values the important role that youth groups play in the empowerment of our next generation; this is demonstrated by rewarding organizations with tax exemptions supported financially by all Californians," Lara said. "SB 323 seeks to end the unfortunate discriminatory and outdated practices by certain youth groups."
Deron Smith, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, told The Associated Press the organization was preparing a response to the proposal.
The legislation would deny tax-exempt status to nonprofit youth groups that discriminate on the basis of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or religious affiliation.
As a result, it would require those organizations to pay corporate taxes on donations, membership dues, camp fees and other sources of income, and to obtain sellers permits and pay sales taxes on food, beverages and homemade items sold at fundraisers.
Churches that sponsor Boy Scouts troops would not lose their underlying tax-exempt status, but an array of nonprofits, ranging from the Young Men's Christian Association and Pop Warner football to the American Youth Soccer Association and 4-H clubs would have their tax returns and membership policies scrutinized by the state Franchise Tax Board if the bill becomes law, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analysts Office. (Fox News)
If you can't smell the stench wafting up from this butt bullet, maybe this will do it for you: the bill is known as 'the Youth Equality Act'. Equality? Yeah right. How do you get 'there' by shafting the Boy Scout?
APRIL 05, 2013
Steaming Load : Another uplifting immigrant story.
Authorities say the suspect, 25-year-old Jose Zarate, went to 31-year-old Maria Saucedo's home around 9:30 p.m. Zarate reportedly wanted to take Saucedo's 13-year old daughter to his home, presumably for sex. When she refused, an argument ensued and Zarate pulled out a rifle and shot her in the chest at close range - in the presence of the teen.
On Wednesday, deputies arrested Zarate. He was found at his home.
The Fox 10 Phoenix report of the crime showed the apparent effects of the Associated Press ban on "illegal immigrant" just 24 hours earlier. Fox 10 reported that: "Sheriff's deputies say Zarate is a non-U.S. citizen who has been living in the country without proper authorization."
In other words, an illegal alien invader. So why not just SAY that? We don't want to "stigmatize" illegal alien pedophile murderers?
Zarate was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on the following charges: 2nd degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person (an illegal).
This was just the latest crime involving underage children by an illegal alien. America has been savaged by illegal alien pedophile crimes. Why? Because the sick culture of Mexico, which disgustingly has a minimal age of consent for sex of TWELVE, and rarely prosecutes child rapes of even younger than that. Punishments for rape and sexual assaults are just minor slaps on the wrist. Many times the rapist just has to pay a small fine or sit in jail for a day. And if they marry the victim, they are completely let off the hook. (Free Republic)
MARCH 23, 2013
Steaming Load: Trusted Traveler My Ass
Jihad Janet isn't troubled when her TSA minions humiliate a Marine who lost his legs defending our country. She shrugs it off, when her TSA twerps terrorize rug rat aged tykes. It's part of keeping Americans safe, she insists.
This week Jihad Janet Napolitano perpetrated what rational adults fervently hope is a prank. Regrettably, it's too fucking real:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who famously declared "The system worked" after an underwear bomber was able to partially detonate his weapon aboard a jumbo jet bound for Detroit, has completed her divorce proceedings from reality. The New York Post reports:
Saudi Arabia, which gave us 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, will soon get the coveted "trusted traveler" status from the Department of Homeland Security.
Saudi travelers who are cleared through the program could bypass normal customs lines after showing their passports and providing fingerprints. (American Thinker)
TheSaudis are the driving force behind the malignant Islam which destroys individual liberty and she calls them Trusted Travelers? What the hell is this bitch smoking?
MARCH 16, 2013
Steaming Load: Wisconsin's Victimhood Vendetta
Wisconsin's Department of Educrap has taken racial politics to the next level by painting a bull's-eye on whitey. The dire menace is something called "white privilege", a cardinal sin for which whitey must atone.
EAGnews spewed these putrid particulars:
Geared towards high school students, the program "seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships," according to its Facebook page.
That sounds reasonable enough.
But the program's approach becomes a bit suspect when one reads the Gloria Steinem quote on the top of its webpage: "The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."
The webpage also offers a series of suggestions for high schools students to become more racially sensitive. They include:
Wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.
Set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege is working.
Put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege.
The Wisconsin DPI also sponsors several similar programs, including CREATE Wisconsin, an on-going "cultural sensitivity" teacher training program which focuses largely on "whiteness" and "white privilege."
What would Korrectniks do, if the didn't have whitey to blame, for everything?
MARCH 02, 2013
Steaming Load: Gender Bending
In an 11-page decree, the Massachusetts Department of Education declared emphatically that transgender K-12 students are MUCH more equal than their male and female government cess-school inmates.
The annointed gender benders are individuals whose internalized sense of their gender doesn't match their issued at birth nads. What does this gender confusion get them? What indeed.
* Each gender bender inmate has an unimpeachable right to determine his, her, hisher or its own gender.
* Their gender choices include: male, female, some of both, none of the above.
* School officials can't tell the gender bender's parents the thrilling 'your kid's gender choice is' news,
* Gender bender inmates can use any bathroom they want.
* Gender bender inmates can play on sports teams which match their chosen gender.
* If a non gender bending inmate doesn't pucker up and kiss the gender bender's ass, the genderally unconfused inmate faces punishment.
Then there's this insanity:
The directive also calls on schools to implement gender neutral clothing rules.
"For example, some schools require students to wear gender-based garb for graduation or have gender-based dress codes for prom, special events and daily attire," the directive states. "Schools should eliminate gendered policies and practices such as these."
They pointed out on school that changed its dress code for the National Honor Society. The new policy does not require girls to wear dresses.
They also instructed schools to stop lining up students based on gender. Instead, they recommended lining up students using their birthdays or alphabetically. (Fox)
Several questions remain unanswered:
* Is the gender choice etched in stone?
* Can the Gender Bender change genders whenever the mood strikes them?
* Must they tell fellow cess school inmates, or is it a 'what am I now' guessing game where a wrong guess gets a gender non-bender suspended or expelled?
The Korrectnik Jihad against gender just reached critical mass in the Bay State.
FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Steaming Load: Distinguished Warfare Medal
It's called the Distinguished Warfare Medal and it's the Pentagon's newest addition to the cadre of high-level military medals. For those who care about such things, it's a notch below this:
Distinguished Flying Cross: "Heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight"
The real pisser is that it ranks higher than the Bronze Star with the V (Valor) insignia, a medal awarded to troops for specific heroic acts performed under fire in combat.
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded by the Secretary of a military department or the Secretary of Homeland Security with regard to the Coast Guard when not operating as a service in the Navy, or by such military commanders, or other appropriate officers as the Secretary concerned may designate, to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard of the United States, after 6 December 1941, distinguishes, or has distinguished, herself or himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight—
(a) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;
(b) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
(c) while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
The acts of heroism are of a lesser degree than required for the award of the Silver Star. The acts of merit or acts of valor must be less than that required for the Legion of Merit but must nevertheless have been meritorious and accomplished with distinction. The Bronze Star Medal is awarded only to service members in combat who are receiving imminent danger pay. (Wikipedia)
So who are the recipients of this new medal? It goes to 'pilots of unmanned aircraft, offensive cyber war experts or others who are directly involved in combat operations but who are not physically in theater and facing the physical risks that warfare historically entails.'
Is piloting a drone stressful? You bet. Is it life threatening? Only if you have a wonky ticker?
Ranking it above a Bronze Star with a V is an insult to some of our bravest warriors.
FEBRUARY 01, 2013
Steaming Load: A couple stinkers proved to be especially noxious.
Stinker 1: This one really reeks.
On Sunday January 6th Staff Sgt. Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran, was driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check. Haddad, who had five 30 round empty magazines in his possession, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and charged with five felony counts.
According to Haddad's brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought these magazines were legally made before the New York Assault Weapons Ban. When Nathan Haddad was arrested the new ban had not even been fully enacted yet.
This is not a criminal, this is not some thug looking to hurt people; this is a decorated combat veteran who was recently honored by the Philadelphia chapter of Blue Star Mothers and the Union League's Armed Services Council for helping disabled vets get back on their feet. …
Still think these gun control laws are meant to stop criminals? (Moonbattery)
We're enslaved by a 'show me your papers' class tyrannical regime.
Stinker 2: Some are more equal in J.O.E.
In theory, it's a crime for an 18 year old alleged 'man' to lure an underage - she's 13 - girl to a hotel room for sex. Consensual or not, it's still rape, even in J.O.E. (Jolly Old England). It's the law...unless you're an Islamikaze, in which case go forth and rape all you want, because this law doesn't apply to you.
Don't take my word for it, see for yourself:
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.
Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.
Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: 'Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.'
Earlier Nottingham Crown Court heard that such crimes usually result in a four to seven-year prison sentence.
But the judge said that because Rashid was 'passive' and 'lacking assertiveness', sending him to jail might cause him 'more damage than good'. (Daily Mail)
The NEXT time Rashid rapes a female, I hope she's Judge Stokes, wife, sister or daughter. Maybe that will force him to pull his head out of his ass.
JANUARY 18, 2013
Steaming Load: We start off the year with a pair of Big Apple stinkers.
Turd 1: When firing a crappy teacher is damn near impossible, what's an Educrat to do? If you're in the Big Apple, you can pull them from the classroom and exile them to the educrap version of a penalty box. What's that? It's a room in an office building where these crappy teachers are paid to read the paper or surf the Internet.
According to the New York Post, there's another way to get rid of them:
The city has a secret weapon to rub out incompetent teachers — an eraser. If a teacher who is deemed a dud agrees to quit or retire before a termination trial, the Department of Education will wipe out all of her "unsatisfactory" or U ratings and — voilà — change them to S for "satisfactory," thus helping her land a job elsewhere.
In an e-mail obtained by The Post, a DOE lawyer offers the deal to a teacher with U ratings two years in a row, grounds for dismissal.
"The department will provide, upon request, a neutral letter documenting her employment with the DOE and will convert her U ratings to S ratings in the DOE computer system."
It adds, "Thus if she were to seek employment outside the DOE, her computer employment records would show only 'satisfactory.' "
Why isn't Mayor Asshole bloviating about THIS?
Turd 2: Faced with a 'growing addiction problem' in his city Big Apple mayor Mike 'The Maniac' Bloomberg unveiled his latest 'plan'. As usual, he hit upon the idea while his noodle was lodged up his ass.
His plan? Limit supplies of prescription painkillers in - ta da - the city's emergency rooms:
"The city hospitals we control, so … we're going to do it and we're urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, 'Oh then maybe there won't be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor,'" the mayor said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. "Number one, there's no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true, so you didn't get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and there's nothing perfect … There's nothing that you can possibly do where somebody isn't going to suffer, and it's always the same group [claiming], 'Everybody is heartless.' Come on, this is a very big problem."
"We talk about drugs, heroin and crack and marijuana, this is one of the big outbursts–and it's a lot worse around the country than it is here. It's kids and adults getting painkillers and using them for entertainment purposes, or whatever field of purposes, as opposed to what they are designed for," he explained. "If you break a leg, you're going to be in pain, nothing wrong with getting something that reduces the pain. But if you get 20 days worth of pills and you only need them three days, there's 17 days sitting there. Invariably some of the kids are going to find them, or you're going to take them and get you addicted." (Politicker)
Why do New Yorkers put up with this asshole?
DECEMBER 23, 2012
STEAMING LOAD OF THE YEAR
Steaming Load: When given a choice between liberty and tyranny, Chief Justice John Roberts chose tyranny.
John Roberts used the U.S. Constitution for toilet paper, when he gave the Nanny State unrestricted power to coerce an individual into buying a given product. His vote on ObamaCare rendered our liberty birthright null and void.
It's ironic that Chief Justice John Roberts plunged his traitorous dagger into inalienable individual liberty's back 6 days before we celebrate the 236th birthday of our individual liberty. Make no mistake, John Roberts was judge, jury, and executioner in the untimely demise of this nation conceived in liberty.
John Roberts' betrayal, ripped the heart out of the Declaration of Independence, especially this oft repeated passage:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...
His betrayal did much more:
* John Roberts pounded the final nail in the American Republic's coffin.
* John Roberts forged, and attached the shackles which turned Sovereign Individuals into powerless slaves of an all-powerful State.
* John Roberts personally condemned all of us to unrelenting tyranny by turning the U.S. Constitution into a meaningless scrap of paper.
Eventually, long after John Roberts is as dead as our inalienable individual liberty, when the history of this noble experiment in individual liberty is finally written, John Roberts will be remembered as the Judas who betrayed Lady Liberty for the political equivalent of 30 pieces of silver.
Why, you ask, did Chief Justice Judas Roberts do it? I think he lacked the balls to rule against Obamacare. He didn't have the balls to withstand the forthcoming MSM assault on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Congratulations, Chief Justice Judas, your craven cowardice made you our unanimous choice for the asshole that pooped out the Politically Incorrect Gazette's Steaming Load of the Year.
DECEMBER 15, 2012
Steaming Load: Army blames our warriors for 3 dozen 'friendly fire' attacks perpetrated by our Afghan allies.
The attacks by our Afghani allies have snuffed out 63 coalition warriors' lives, but a new Army manual makes it clear that ALL the blame belongs to our warriors.
"Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member," the Journal quotes the draft handbook as saying. (Fox News)
What, exactly is OUR cardinal sin? What indeed.
The draft handbook includes a summary stating that some U.S. soldiers consider Afghan forces to be "basically stupid" thieves, "gutless in combat," "profoundly dishonest" and engaged in "treasonous collusion and alliances with enemy forces."
The draft handbook offers a list of "taboo conversation topics" that soldiers should avoid, including "making derogatory comments about the Taliban," "advocating women's rights," "any criticism of pedophilia," "directing any criticism toward Afghans," "mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct" or "anything related to Islam," according to the Journal.
Screw the Army brass. Screw the misogynist, pedophile-infested, Islamikaze saturated cesspool called Afghanistan. Nuke the f-ing Pentagon, then do the same thing to Afghanistan. If you won't let our warriors fight to win BRING THEM HOME, NOW.
DECEMBER 08, 2012
Steaming Load: Intrusive Technology
According to a posting on a technology site, one day very soon, that box atop your television is about to go over to the dark side. In addition to presenting sound for you to hear and images for you to watch, boxes already in development will do some watching and listening of their own:
Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR that can watch and listen to the goings-on in your living room. In the application, the company proposes to use the technology to serve targeted ads appropriate to whatever you're doing in the, uh, privacy of your own home—fighting, cuddling, or hanging out with your cats.
Verizon is far from the first company to think of this unassailably creepy use for a set-top box. Comcast patented similar monitoring technology in 2008 for recommending content based on people it recognizes in the room; Google proposed yet another patent for Google TV that would use audio and video recorders to figure out how many people in a room are watching the current broadcast.
Verizon filed for the application in May 2011, and it was just published last week. (By law, all patent applications are published after 18 months.) In the document, which was first noticed by FierceCable, Verizon gives two examples of the context-sensitive DVR's use in a couple's living room: sounds of arguing prompt ads for marriage counseling, while sounds of "cuddling" prompts ads for contraceptives. Charming.
I found this on a reputable site, but I won't swear that it's true. In this Obamunist Error, I can't pin a 'bullshit' label on it, either. The real pisser is obvious. As soon as this spy box is deployed, the Obama Regime will demand access to it, making 'Big Brother is Watching' horribly real
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Steaming Load:Political Litmus Test for Foster Parents
In J.O.E. foster parents must pass a political litmus test, or the children they are housing, nurturing, and loving will be removed from the foster home. If some paper pushing pissant doesn't like your politics, they'll yank the tykes without warning, without due process.
It's too, too true, and it reeks of tyranny:
A local authority in northern England said it took the decision after discovering the foster parents supported the right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP). It said it was concerned about the party's policies on immigration and the fact the children were not white.
Speaking to the BBC, Joyce Thacker, strategic director of children and young people's services at the council, said she had to decide whether some foster placements were appropriate for particular children.
"These [particular] children are from EU migrant backgrounds and UKIP has very clear statements on ending multiculturalism, [on] not having that going forward, and I have to think about how sensitive am I being to these children," she said.
UKIP's leader Nigel Farage condemned the council's move. "We are a non-racist, non-sectarian political party... They (the couple) were giving those children love and stability and all the things they need," he said. "They have been discriminated against.... on the basis that they support a party that says we shouldn't be part of the European Union and we should control our borders and that is the most appalling prejudice."
The British government, led by the Conservative Party, has even stepped in to comment on the case. Education secretary Michael Gove slammed the decision by the Labour-controlled Rotherham council as "indefensible".
"The problem of political correctness has bedevilled adoption, fostering and child protection for too long," he said. "We've had a situation where people have put the supposed ethnic or cultural needs of children ahead of their real needs. And that has meant that children from black and ethnic minority backgrounds have been in care for longer, rather than being placed for adoption quickly. This decision is arbitrary, ideological, indefensible. (BBC)
Tyranny is alive and well in J.O.E.
NOVEMBER 24, 2012
Steaming Load: Alaska town has a new harbor and airport, and no easy way to reach either of them.
Akutan is town on one of Alaska's Aleutian islands. It has a population of about 1,100. It also has, thanks to your boundless generosity, a $77 million dollar airport on a neighboring island, plus a $29 million dollar harbor on its own island.
What Akutan doesn't have is a road to its harbor.
For now, the harbor is mostly just a big hole in the ground. While the construction team has finished its work, there's still no electricity, no running water, and no floats. There's also no road from the village, which is two miles away, so the only way to access the boat harbor is by boat. That means the harbor is cut off from the village's grocery store, post office and fuel dock. Steve Boardman is head of the Army Corps of Engineers' civil projects division. He says transportation situation is unusual.
"Yes. It's not normal. And it has prevented the construction of harbors in the past, when that supporting infrastructure is not there." (Anchorage Daily News)
Akutan also lacks a user friendly way to get to the airport. If you're going to or from the airport, you'll do it by hovercraft or a helicopter.
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Steaming Load 1: Quotas Coming?
If you think affirmative action is so 20th century, get over it. Barry is ready to unleash affirmative action on a grand scale:
President Obama intends to close "persistent gaps" between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates. His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on "disparate impact" complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans. Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and applies the policy evenly across all groups. This means that even race-neutral rules for mortgage underwriting and consumer credit scoring potentially can be deemed racist if prosecutors can produce statistics showing they tend to result in adverse outcomes for blacks or Latinos. (IBD)
Thanks to crap like this, America's business environment is downright impossible.
Steaming Load 2: Meatless Monday
Unable to resolve any of city's real problems, the Los Angeles city council emulated San Francisco and Washington D.C., by passing a resolution promoting "Meatless Mondays". When you wade through the 'whereas' list, you find these Moonbat gems:
WHEREAS, in 2007, the City of Los Angeles adopted GREEN LA: a progressive action plan to lead the nation in fighting global warming, which includes the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting clean technology, reducing air pollution, conserving water, and more;
WHEREAS, the United Nations recognizes that "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems"; and
WHEREAS, recent studies and reports have demonstrated that we can lower our carbon footprint simply by reducing the amount of animal-based foods we eat; and
WHEREAS, more than half of the adult population is overweight or obese in Los Angeles County. Statistics show that low-income areas in Los Angeles are at higher risk for preventable diseases linked to obesity, including, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and even cancer; and
WHEREAS, poorer communities around Los Angeles have less access to healthy foods; and
WHEREAS, health disparities exist in various groups, with African-Americans and Hispanics at a higher risk of diseases linked to poor nutrition habits; and
WHEREAS, the American Dietetic Association recognizes that reduced meat consumption decreases the risk of various health problems, stating, "Scientific data suggests positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for several chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and some types of cancer"; and
These assholes have way too much time on their hands.
NOVEMBER 10, 2012
Steaming Load: Military ballots side-tracked so they arrive too late and aren't counted.
I don't need to embellish this one. Instead I'll present it the way I found it on I Own The World:
WASHINGTON, DC – Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.
Military Absentee BallotsOfficials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots sat in a warehouse for a month, then they were accidentally labeled as ammunition and shipped to Afghanistan. At Camp Dwyer, Marine Sergeant John Davis signed for them and was surprised at the contents.
"I told Gunny we got a bunch of ballots instead of ammo," Davis told investigators earlier today. "He told me to file a report of improper delivery and that the chain of command would take care of it. We didn't hear anything for three weeks. While we were waiting we came under fire so we dumped a bunch of them in the Hescoes. We didn't dig those ones back out."
After military officials realized the initial error, the ballots were then sent back to the U.S. but suffered a series of setbacks.
Twelve boxes of ballots were dropped overboard during delivery to the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in the Persian Gulf, then while the ship sailed to Bahrain, postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.
The remaining absentee ballots were loaded onto a C-130, but the flight was delayed until November 1st so the crew could get tax free pay for the month. Once the ballots arrived stateside they were promptly mailed to each state's counting facility, reaching their final destination on November 7th.
Was it done deliberately? Perhaps. At minimum, it shows a shocking disregard for the votes of our men and women in uniform. Without them, would we even have an opportunity to vote? Nope.
Dead people voted. Border jumping scumbag invaders voted. Convicted, slammer dwelling, felons voted. In Florida, one precinct had more votes than there were voters. One Southern Fried Obamunist voted for Barry a dozen times, then boasted about it. Parasites voted in record numbers. Everyone voted, except the ones who deserve that honor the most, our warriors. Is this how we thank them for their service?
NOVEMBER 03, 2012
Steaming Load #1: Be A Stoolie
If your co-worker, neighbor, or some dickwad you encounter in cyberspace bugs you, you no longer need to suffer in silence. Now, thanks to Big Brother, you can rat him, her, himher, or it out to Uncle Sam's minions:
The Secret Service has expanded its operation to Twitter, urging Americans to report on their fellow citizens whose tweets "concern you."
"To report a tweet that concerns you, call the nearest field office in your state," the Secret Service tweeted on Oct. 23. The agency then links to a list of contact numbers for Field Offices in each state.
The Secret Service sent another tweet on Wednesday, again asking its followers to report tweets. "Contact your nearest field office with time-sensitive or critical info or to report a tweet," it said.
The agency has accrued more than 44,000 followers since joining the social media platform on May 9, 2011. (CNSNews)
Bottom line: If you see something, say something. But, if you don't see something, make something up, then say something.
Steaming Load 2: Between a rock and a hard place.
Due to the Obama Regime's Draconian downsizing of the military, Lockheed Martin is laying off 123,000 workers. By law, the company is required to announced layoffs planned for January, 1, 2013 60 days in advance. That's the law, and it's not negotiable.
Barry isn't thrilled spitless about this announcement, since it hits mere days before the election and could cost him votes in a must have state, Virginia. To make a vivid impression on the defense contractor, Barry has threatened to cut them off from government funds.
It's time to fire this Marxist asshole.
OCTOBER 26, 2012
Steaming Load: Ivory Tower Shafts Veteran
Honorably discharged in September 2009, Sgt. Hayleigh Perez, decided to take advantage of the G.I. Bill to get a college education. Since she owns a home in North Carolina, where she lived for seveal years, except for a brief stint, when she joined her husband who was stationed in Mexas, she qualified for in-state tuition. Her Tar Heel State resident status would come in handy at a North Carolina Ivory Tower, since the G.I. Bill won't cover out-of-state tuition. Game, set, match? Not exactly.
Perez was honorably discharged in September 2009, and, after giving birth to daughter Calleigh, and sought to build a post-military career. When her husband won a transfer back to Fort Bragg to rejoin his family, Perez started applying to colleges in the area in hopes of pursuing a master's degree as a physician's assistant. She told FoxNews.com she was accepted to both UNC's Fayetteville and Pembroke branches and chose Pembroke. But Perez was shocked when UNC-Pembroke officials told her she was not considered an in-state resident, even though the Fayetteville branch said she was. The G.I. Bill Perez hoped to use for school does not cover out-of-state tuition.
"I just figured I could appeal the decision," Perez said. "I thought it would be easy."
But Perez said the appeal process consisted of appearing before a 15-member panel at the school's vice chancellor's office, where her request was denied. She said she later learned that the denial was based on the fact that she had not paid income tax in North Carolina in the years in which she was in Iraq and Texas.
"The process was demeaning. They [Pembroke] treated me so poorly I felt like I was a criminal on trial," she said. "They told me I couldn't reapply." (Fox News)
Making her rejection especially loathsome, UNC was seriously considering offering in-state tuition to border jumping scumbag invaders.
School spokeswoman Joni Worthington said the school is no longer considering granting in-school tuition status for illegal immigrants. A bill in the state Legislature that would bar schools from offering in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was introduced last year and remains stuck in committee after contentious debate within the academic community.
"The University complies with all applicable laws and does not treat undocumented students as residents for tuition purposes," Worthington said. "No change to that policy is being considered."
Under former UNC President Erskine Bowles, who left the post in 2010, the school appointed a 28-member commission of business, community and academic leaders to study the idea of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, but no action was taken.
Worthington defended the school system's record of support for members of the military and said Perez was not denied her right to use her G.I Bill to pay tuition. She said it was a federal law that caps the program's tuition payments at public schools at the highest in-state tuition in a given state, but noted G.I. Bill users can use up to $17,500 at a private institution of higher education.
Perez, according to Worthington, was responsible for providing the documentation to support her claims for in-state residency and, after failing to, was given the opportunity to appeal the determination to a state committee, which upheld the school's rejection.
I'm pleased to report that our heroine is now attending a private Ivory Tower which treats this American veteran with the proper respect. Hayleigh Perez put her life on the line in Iraq while serving our country. We the PIGs think UNC - Pembroke should be flushed out of our misery, for their shabby treatment of our veterans.
OCTOBER 12, 2012
Steaming Load: Florida's Race-Based Educrap Criteria
The Flori-DUH State Board of Educrap threw the single, objective, standard under the school bus. Instead of ignoring a student's pedigree, the state Educrats pooped out a race-based criteria for evaluating 'success' on the inmate's reading and math proficiency.
In essence, the state Educrats believe that intelligence is determined, in large part, by race:
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as poverty and disabilities, reported the Palm Beach Post. (CBS affiliate)
Predictably, there are two schools of thought on this steaming pile of Korrectnik turds:
State Board of Education Chairwoman Kathleen Shanahan said that setting goals for different subgroups was needed to comply with terms of a waiver that Florida and 32 other states have from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. These waivers were used to make the states independent from some federal regulations.
"We have set a very high goal for all students to reach in Florida," Shanahan said.
But Palm Beach County School Board vice-chairwoman Debra Robinson isn't buying the rationale.
"I'm somewhere between complete and utter disgust and anger and disappointment with humanity," Robinson told the Post. She said she has been receiving complaints from upset black and Hispanic parents since the state board took its action this week.
Robinson called the state board's actions essentially "proclaiming racism" and said she wants Palm Beach County to continue to educate every child with the same expectations, regardless of race.
When an Educrat from Libertard infested Palm Beach County 'gets it', it's a sure sign that the State Educrap Board has its head up its ass to an alarming degree.
OCTOBER 06, 2012
Steaming Load: Pentagon blames the victim when Afghani 'friendly forces' kill our warriors.
In Afghanistan, at least 97 American and NATO troops have been murdered by the uniformed Afghan assholes whom our warriors are training to defend this vile shithole of a country. When it comes to fingering the guilty party, the brass assholes in the Pentagon ignore the Taliban, the murdering rat bastard, and the Jihadikazes, by fixing the blame on our warriors. Instead of boosting security and neutralizing the threat, the brass assholes inflict asinine rules of engagement which are hammered home via 'sensitivity training'. Our troops face harsh punishment if they violate edicts which say they must:
* Wear surgical gloves whenever handling a copy of the Koran.
* Never walk in front of a praying Muslim.
* Never show the bottom of boots while sitting or lying across from a Muslim, which in Islam is considered an insult.
* Never share photos of wives or daughters.
* Never smoke or eat in front of Muslims during the monthlong Ramadan fasting.
* Avoid winking, cursing or nose-blowing in the presence of Muslims — all viewed as insults in Islam.
* Avoid exiting the shower without a towel.
* Avoid offering and accepting things with the left hand, which in Islam is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered unclean.
PIG sez BULLSHIT! F**k Afghanistan. F**k their 7th century brainfart. Killing our warriors with Korrectness is the ultimate obscenity.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Steaming Load: The coordinated Islamikaze assault on our Freedom of Speech.
In the Big Apple, Pamela Geller is under unrelenting assault from Islamists and their Dhimmi toadies, especially those Islamified cretins on the board running NYC's Metropolitan Transit Authority. When she tried to run this ad in MTA subway stations, they flatly refused:
Undeterred, Pamela Geller took them to court and she won:
A Federal Judge ruled that New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority had violated our First Amendment rights by not allowing us to run our pro-Israel ad. (Atlas Shrugs)
Since then, the pro-Israel ads have been defaced, denigrated as hate speech, and demonized for their potential to 'incite' violence. This week, the MTA Board voted to add a disclaimer which amounts to: We didn't say 'it', she did. 'It' in this case is the word 'savage'. The whiners say Pamela is calling Muslims - ALL Muslims - 'savages'. Our heroine sets them straight, explaining that 'savage' as invoked in the ad applies quite specifically to Jihadikazes, since the ad doesn't not include 'Islam' or 'Muslim'.
While Pamela Geller continues her vigorous defense of our freedom of speech, from her Big Apple HQ, another attack on our freedom of speech birthright is being mounted in near and far:
Islamic leaders in Missouri and New Jersey are calling for lawmakers to limit free speech after an anti-Muslim film sparked outrage across the world.
The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City has launched a petition calling on Congress to "establish a law against insulting one's religion."
"We understand the First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, as such, prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, etc., but when the allowance of "free" speech incites violence it should be banned," read a statement from the Islamic Society.
The Islamic Society in Kansas City is not alone in their calls for limiting free speech.
"We, as Americans, have to put limits and borders [on[ freedom of speech," Imam Mohammad Qatanani told The Blaze.
He leads the Islamic Center of Passaic County, one of the largest mosques in New Jersey. (Fox News)
Somebody needs to explain to these asshats that the 'right' that protects you from being offended, does NOT exist.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Steaming Load of the Week: Ivory Tower Obamunist Coerces Students Into Supporting The One.
The Ivory Tower Obamunist is Professor Sharon Sweet, who teaches at math at Brevard Community College (Flori-DUH). Earlier this month, this alleged educator made a move that just doesn't compute with rational adults.
Campus Reform dished up these pertinent particulars:
Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC) allegedly told students to sign a pledge that reads: "I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."
The pledge was printed off of GottaVote.org, a website funded by the Obama campaign.
University administrators said they learned about the incident late Thursday afternoon and launched an investigation, after they received a phone call from a concerned parent.
"Based on the allegations, Associate Professor Sweet has requested, and been granted, a leave of absence without pay effective immediately," reads a statement put out by John Glisch, Associate Vice President for Communications at BCC.
"The college will continue its investigation into the matter, which will include interviews with all students in her class," continues the statement.
Despite the fact that her antics might violate Florida election laws, I suspect that she'll get away with it. Why? Because, in addition to being a libertard Obamunist Moonbat, Professor Sweet is - TA DA - Melanin-Enriched (black).
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Steaming Load: Islamikaze Rampage Blame Shifting
Finger Pointing - Round 1
Four Americans, one of them our Ambassador to Libya, where slaughtered by rampaging Jihadikazes. The murder victims didn't have time to reach room temperature before the ususal suspects started making excuses for the Jihadikaze rat bastards.
The most popular culprit is Sam Bacile. Who's he? He's the dude who made Islamikazes set their hair on fire with his feature length film, 'The Innocence of Muslims'. As far as I can tell, it includes some 'warts and all' fun facts about Mohammed.
Another popular culprit is September 11th. They wanted to make it 'memorable' for us. This one is still in play, but it's not the REAL culprit.
Why did the Jihadikazes kill four Americans? Because they're inherently violent assholes who don't need an excuse to murder an Infidel, especially an American.
All this yammering about the movie is largely crap. Yes, they hate it, but their primary interest in it is as a bludgeon. If they beat us with it enough, they think they can impose their heckler's veto on us as an Islamikaze muzzle on our freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech allows us to inspire, enlighten, and entertain each other. Freedom of speech also allows us to annoy, infuriate, and outrage each other. In other words, freedom of speech can be a real pisser. BUT, no matter how much someone's freedom of speech exercise might piss you off, it's not - it never will be - an excuse to go on a murderous rampage.
The on-going Jihadikaze rampages are more proof - as if you need it - that individual liberty and Islam cannot coexist peacefully. THEY know this and that's the real reason for these Jihadikaze rampages.
Finger Pointing - Round 2
While the MSM and the Red Shed continue to blame Mitt Romney and an obscure film nobody has seen, a few REAL JOURNALISTS continue to serve up some inconvenient truths.
* Some Libyan officials insist that, at least 3 days ahead of time, they warned American officials that trouble was headed their way in Benghazi.
* The Benghazi Consulate was so egregiously insecure, it was a death trap.
* In Egypt, the U.S. Marines who provide security at the embassy were not allowed to load their weapons.
* Uncle Sam's blind trust in unabashedly Jihadikaze Arab Springified regimes was/still is the fast track to disaster.
Until American officials confront the unassailable fact that Islam is an inherently dangerous belief system which is a deadly threat to our liberty, the Jihadikazes will continue to 'thrill' us with on-going assaults on us at home and abroad.
Hambo Sez: The era of meaningful American influence in the Middle East is OVER.
SEPTEMBER 07, 2012
Steaming Load: TSA Terror Spreads to Terminals
You survived the TSA grope-a-dopes at the airport's security checkpoint, somehow, and now want to erase that unpleasantness from your memory. Since you have ample time before your flight, you make a pitstop at a snack bar, where you get something to drink while you read your e-book at the departure gate. Happy days are here again? Nope.
Those motherless rat fucking TSA bastards aren't done making airline travel a trip to hell. TSA agents are marauding inside the terminal, where they will accost you and molest your beverage, the one you just bought, INSIDE the terminal. Why? Because they're a bunch of assholes.
'I couldn't help but notice the two TSA women that were 'testing' any and all liquids that people had in their hands.
'Now remember that this is inside the terminal, well beyond the security check and purchased inside the terminal ... just people waiting to get on the plane,' according to the traveler who took the video and posted the footage on YouTube.
'My wife and son came back from a coffee shop just around the corner, then we were approached. I asked them what they were doing. One of the TSA ladies said that they were checking for explosive chemicals (as we are drinking them). I said 'really..inside the terminal? You have got to be kidding me.'
'I asked them if they wanted to swab us all. She responded with something like, yes sometimes we need to do that. I then asked if she wanted a urine sample.
'The TSA is way out of control. I understand that my ranting to one of these $11.00 per hour TSA goons probably does nothing, but you have to say something. Whats next...perhaps the TSA will come to your home prior to your drive to the airport? The police state of the U.S. is OUT OF CONTROL!' (Daily Mail)
If the TSA's goal is to make airline travel too vile to even contemplate, they have convinced this pagan scribbler. These TSA scumbags are beneath contempt. In fact, TSA assholes are several levels below pedophiles.
AUGUST 31, 2012
Steaming Load: Brass Assholes Blame Our Murdered Warriors
Since Robert Spencer nailed it with his Pajamas Media posting, I'll let him do the heavy lifting:
The U.S. Army has issued a pocket reference guide – "Inside the Wire Threats – Afghanistan Green on Blue" – to help troops protect themselves from the increasingly common phenomenon of attacks from Afghans who are supposed to be allies. Men in the Afghan military and police force suddenly turn on and murder the Americans who are training them; there have been eight such attacks in just the last three weeks, and they are growing more frequent. The Army's recommendations revolve around the central premise that such attacks are the U.S.'s fault.
According to Truthout.org, Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General John Allen "recently ordered U.S. forces to carry loaded weapons 'around the clock' following the recent spate of 'green on blue' attacks." That they weren't already doing so is insane, but true. According to Truthout, the pocket guide stipulates: "If U.S. soldiers are unarmed during a 'green on blue' attack they should 'execute rehearsed actions on contact,' and 'have an escape route and plan in mind — hopefully two.'" They would be unarmed, of course, to show good will towards the Afghans. The fact that these instructions need to be included in the guide illustrate how these gestures of good will are all too often returned.
Further, the pocket guide states that American troops can try to prevent their gestures of good will from being answered with murderous rage by establishing a "bond of trust" with their Afghan counterparts. They can do this by being careful to "avoid arrogance, i.e., belief that ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] culture is superior to Afghan culture." American military personnel must always "maintain professionalism, respect, and dignity of ANSF [Afghan National Security Forces] officers and soldiers." This respect includes avoiding "public rebukes" of Afghan soldiers, and always demonstrating respect for "Islam, Koran or a mosque," as well as "Afghan women, elders and children."
It tells troops to apologize and to offer "compensation" if they anger the Afghans in some way.
By focusing on what the Americans must do in order to forestall such attacks, the guide leaves the unmistakable impression that such attacks are triggered by American behavior. The message: if the Americans were just a bit less arrogant, a bit more respectful, then all would be well. The pocket guide thus engages in the same patronizing of Muslims that characterizes so much of today's discourse: Muslims are never responsible for their actions but are only passive reactors to the actions of the big bad West, which carries all the responsibility. It's striking how ethnocentric these people who profess to believe in the equality of all cultures really are.
For another perspective on the deadly farce in Afghanistan, I offer this blunt assessment from a retired USAF Colonel named 'Old Frank':
I read another article that explained that the Army's in-depth analysis – since disowned – showed that our troops are disgusted by many of the Afghan forces they are training and arming. The report found them untrustworthy, slovenly, unprofessional, into drugs big time, having multiple allegiances, and "cultural' deformities that literally make our guys sick. Some 'deformities' noted in the report: hatred of dogs – including those that we use to sniff out IEDs, drugs and intruders – the Afghans torture them to death whenever they find a stray – and laugh about it (the Koran says all carnivores are 'unclean' and must be killed); ditto with cats; they rape and sodomize orphan boys and any others they find; they abuse women and girls; the list goes on. Our guys are truly demoralized and disgusted by all this and it is affecting re-enlistments. But, the report is being ignored because it is too critical of the Islam being practiced by these "allies."
The current moron in the White House claimed this was the "good war" and Iraq (the place where we won) was the bad war. The dumb bastards from Haavaad via Chicago never looked at map and never thought about logistics, climate, terrain, road nets, ports, potable water, fuel and supply lines. All of which affect force size, effectiveness, and of course OPTEMPO. Bush-Cheney knew and were smart about it. Keep a lid on it, loosely, and let it simmer. When the big-brain Agent Zero made it THE war, it took on added significance for the Islamo-crazies and the Iranians stepped up big time to make ever larger IEDs, provide more and bigger weapons and – they have no supply lines to worry about since they live right next door.
If Obama passes off as "the smartest man ever to become president" then you and I are geniuses.
Speaking of a putrid pile of Army brass turds, I'll close this rant with this steaming load from General John Allen, who is a disgrace to the uniform he wears:
In what can only be described as a pitiful attempt to distract Americans from the obvious truth which is being written, and rewritten in American blood multiple times per week, General Allen excused the actions of Afghanistan's "True Soldiers of Allah". He very publicly declared that the "stresses" endured by ANA and ANP troops who participated in the month long Ramadan fast, have contributed to the very existence of "insider" attacks. Apparently, for the General, this is an acceptable explanation for "vetted" Afghan's to turn the weapons Americans have given them, against their benefactors. (Let Them Fight Blog)
General Allen makes this pagan nostalgic for those bygone days when fragging resolved pesky issues like officers who give aid and comfort to the enemy.
AUGUST 25, 2012
Steaming Load: Poway Educrats set record for kicking a fiscal can down the road.
The Poway Unified School District (Southern Mexifornia) is a case study in fiscal flim-flam financing. Using a scheme that's illegal in Michigan, Poway Educrat set a new record for kicking the fiscal can down the road.
Already paying the price for borrowing 'tens of million$' at an eye-popping 12.6% interest rate, Poway Educrats snagged the brass ring, when they got voters to give their okey dokey to a new $105 million bond, by promising no tax increases for 40 years. Lost in the fine print was the fact that, when that bill came due, the payoff for that $105 million is $982 million. Borrow $105 million and pay back a billion dollars? For a screwing like that, Poway taxpayers deserve at least a kiss.
Poway, home to more than 34,000 students, is also a school district where school administrator and teacher compensation chew up 85% of its annual budget. And its expenses chronically exceed revenues, by nearly $40 million from 2009 to 2011.
In two decades' time, taxpayers in the Poway district will have to start paying about $50 million a year towards the loan — one-fifth of its current $250 million budget. However, right now, the district only receives about $11 million a year from homeowners towards paying off its bonds.
One estimate says the total assessed value of property within the taxed area would have to quadruple just to cover the eventual $1 billion bill for this one bond alone. (Fox Business)
Poway is an extreme example of what's wrong with government cess-schools. Poway Educrats have no respect for the money they squander because it's not their money. They're doing what comes naturally, but what the hell were Poway chad punchers smoking, when they agreed to this insanity.
AUGUST 11, 2012
Steaming Load: A police officers Chick-Fil-A meal outrages Lesbos
For Sgt. Mark Johnson, a veteran Dallas P.D. officer, his header into Korrectnik hell began when he stopped in for some takeout at a certain infamous eatery on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. Thinking nothing of it, he carried his meal into the Southeast Patrol Division briefing room.
When Sgt. Johnson was accosted in the briefing room by two Lesbo officers, his 'comments and actions' were deemed to be so egregiously inKorrect, that the women were embarrassed and humiliated. Since GLAAD BAAGs aren't wired for get over it, they filed complaints against Sgt. Johnson
Sgt. Johnson - a 12 year veteran with the department - has been transferred and he's the subject of an internal affairs investigation. Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston spelled it out for us: "The bottom line is we had a sergeant who has been transferred because he brought a Chick-fil-A sandwich to work. And he was transferred without due process."
The citizens of Dallas deserve better than this knee-jerk Korrectness and so does Sgt. Johnson. If these Lesbos are that hypersensitive, they have no business working as police officers.
AUGUST 4, 2012
Steaming Load: Bloomberg Browbeats Mothers Into Breastfeeding.
The flaming asshole that New Yorkers keep re-electing as their Mayor, that rat bastard Bloomberg, has just ordered city hospitals to coerce women into breast feeding their babies. If the mother insists on formula for her nipper, she gets a scream-a-thon from one, or more, of the hospital's minions.
The New York City health department will monitor the number of formula bottles being given out and demand a medical reason for each one.
From September 3, 27 out of 40 hospitals in the city have agreed to the terms of the Latch On initiative - which will also see them stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles.
Although mothers who want to bottle feed their babies will not be denied formula, it will be kept under lock and key similar to medications.
However any mother who requests formula will be given a lecture on why breastfeeding is better by hospital staff. (Daily Mail)
It's time to up the voltage on his shock treatments.
JULY 28, 2012
Steaming Load - Chick-Fil-A Banned In Boston
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy initiated the on-going Korrectnik hissy fit, during a chat with the Baptist Press. Among other things, he explained that his privately owned company actively supports the biblical definition of family. He, and therefore his company, do not believe in gay marriage.
The shit hit the fan with a resounding splat, especially in libertard Moonbat infestations like Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and D.C.
* Bean Town Mayor Thomas Menino rolled up the welcome mat and smacked the chicken wrangling capitalist with it. Eventually, a free ranging rational adult introduced him to the First Amendment and freedom of speech.
Last week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald that "it will be very difficult" for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston. But on Thursday, Menino backed away from that threat, saying he won't actively block the chain.
"I can't do that," he told the Herald. "That would be interference to his rights to go there."
* Windy City Elected Tormentors vow to block Chick-Fil-A from opening new locations.
As Chicago became the latest city to tell Chick-fil-A it isn't welcome because its president doesn't support gay marriage, legal experts said the communities don't have a drumstick to stand on.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel became the second big-city mayor to blast the company over president Dan Cathy's comment last week that he is "guilty as charged" for supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Emanuel spoke up after Alderman Proco Joe Moreno announced he intends to block the chain from opening its second Chicago location over his stance.
But barring the popular fast-food restaurant over the personal views of Cathy is an "open and shut" discrimination case, legal scholars told FoxNews.com.
"The government can regulate discrimination in employment or against customers, but what the government cannot do is to punish someone for their words," said Adam Schwartz, senior attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. "When an alderman refuses to allow a business to open because its owner has expressed a viewpoint the government disagrees with, the government is practicing viewpoint discrimination."
"What the government cannot do is to punish someone for their words."
* San Francisco joins the 'keep out' Moonbat chorus.
Edwin M. Lee, mayor of the progressive city, tweeted Thursday night: "Very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn't share San Francisco's values & strong commitment to equality for everyone."
He also added a warning to his subsequent tweet: "Closest #ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer." (L.A. Times)
Unlike to other cities there aren't any rational adults in San Francisco to explain: "you can't do that, NIMBY Sparky."
* Washington D.C. says no to 'hate chicken'.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Friday he would not support an expansion of Chick-fil-A in the District, referring to it as "hate chicken."
"Given my long standing strong support for LGBT rights and marriage equality, I would not support #hatechicken," Gray wrote. (WaPo)
Once again, the initial bluster was toned down:
Pedro Ribeiro, a Gray spokesman, said the mayor's opposition to the company does not necessarily mean it could not open another store in the city.
"We will not support and don't want them here, but if they are legally entitled to a permit, they are legally entitled to a permit," Ribeiro said.
I don't give a damn about Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy's religious beliefs or his corporate philosophy. It's irrelevant to this pagan scribbler. When it comes to this outpost of chicken wrangling capitalism, I judge them based on my experience as a customer: good food, reasonably priced, good service, conveniently located.
If the libertard Moonbats in D.C., Bean Town, Chicago, and Frisco, have problems with Chick-Fil-A, they need to STFU and take their business elsewhere.
JULY 21, 2012
Steaming Load: Political Correctness Kills
The Korrectnik chickens came home to roost, in a report on the Fort Hood Massacre prepared by former FBI Director William Webster. Webster's report reveals that the FBI had proof that, before the attack, Army Major Nidal Hasan - the Fort Hood Jihadikaze - was in contact with known terrorists. The FBI also had proof that Hasan supported homicide bombings and the murder of civilians. Despite that, the agency did nothing. Why? Why indeed.
In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch, Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, told The Associated Press on Wednesday after he was briefed on the findings of a new review of the attack.
McCaul said Webster's report offers some new details that show the FBI was concerned about investigating an American Muslim in the military, and that is why an investigation was not pursued.
The FBI in San Diego had been investigating al-Awlaki, a former San Diego resident, for his possible connections to the 9/11 hijackers. When agents saw emails between Hasan and al-Awlaki, they asked the FBI's Washington office to talk to Hasan's bosses, according to a government official briefed on the findings who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the Webster report. But the Washington agents thought that interviewing American Muslims who visit extremist websites was a sensitive issue and did not reach out to Hasan's bosses at the Defense Department, the official said.
"It shows you the length of the political correctness stuff going on," McCaul said after he was briefed on the findings of the independent review Wednesday. (Fox News)
It won't shock you to learn that, aside from Congressman McCaul, nobody in the FBI, nobody in the Department of Defense, not even former FBI Director Webster, wants to discuss the report, or the massacre. All the two agencies will say is that the appropriate policy changes have been implemented. And here you were, worrying, needlessly.
JULY 14, 2012
Steaming Load 1: Barry poised to banish men from Ivory Tower engineering, science and math classes.
If The One wins a second term, one of his first acts will involve kicking men out of science, engineering, and math classes in America's Ivory Towers. It will be another giant step towards banishing men from colleges and universities completely.
Quotas limiting the number of male students in science may be imposed by the Education Department in 2013. The White House has promised that "new guidelines will also be issued to grant-receiving universities and colleges" spelling out "Title IX rules in the science, technology, engineering and math fields." These guidelines will likely echo existing Title IX guidelines that restrict men's percentage of intercollegiate athletes to their percentage in overall student bodies, thus reducing the overall number of intercollegiate athletes. …
Earlier, writing in Newsweek, President Obama celebrated the fact that 25 percent fewer men than women graduate from college, calling it a "great accomplishment" for America. Ironically, he lamented the fact that a smaller gender disparity — 17 percent fewer women attending college than men — had once existed before Title IX was implemented. To Obama, gender disparities are only bad when they disfavor women. Under his strange idea of equality, equality means men losing out to women.
Obama hinted that Title IX quotas would soon come to engineering and techology, saying that "Title IX isn't just about sports," but also about "inequality in math and science education" and "a much broader range of fields, including engineering and technology. I've said that women will shape the destiny of this country, and I mean it."
It's not THAT shocking, because at least one perceptive rational adult saw this one coming:
Christina Hoff Sommers wrote earlier about this looming liberal war on science. Based on a campaign promise Obama made to feminist groups in October 2008, Sommers foresaw the Obama Administration moving to artificially cap male enrollment in math and science classes to achieve gender proportionality — the way that Title IX currently caps male participation in intercollegiate athletics. The result could be a substantial reduction in the number of scientists graduating from America's colleges and universities.
When the Moonbats and NO NADs are finished, every American Ivory Tower will be a no man land. And, what, you wonder, will millions of marginalized, unemployable, men do, when they get tired of all this NO NAD scripted bullshit? It's going to be ugly, violent, and richly deserved, but that's a story for another day.
JULY 07, 2012
Steaming Load: Mexifornia rolls out a red carpet for criminal Border Jumping Scumbag Invaders
If you're a murdering, raping, asshole who invaded America without permission, I have thrilling news for you. If you're one of Mexifornia's few remaining rational adults, get ready to be 'differently thrilled'. Mexifornia has decided to be a sanctuary state for Border Jumping criminal piles of turds. If you're a Border Jumping badass and your hobby includes murder & mayhem, Mexifornia will be delighted to give you refuge.
You know this legicrap is a titanic turd, because they gave it one of those asinine 'nothing to see here, move along' fuzzball names: Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools, or TRUST Act. They can polish this turd all they want, but it won't change the facts. It's a sanctuary bill which forbids local law enforcement officers 'from turning over illegal immigrants for deportation'. In theory, the bill carves out an exception for 'serious felony convictions', but that's a load of self-serving crap.
I'll spare you all the bullshit pooped out by the perpetrators of this blatant "FUCK YOU LEGAL AMERICAN RESIDENT" and cut to the chase:
[C]ritics of the Trust Act argue it will force local police to release individuals without conducting a thorough enough background check on them, running "the risk of letting some very dangerous people" slip through the cracks.
"This is a huge mistake," said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies.
"It benefits mainly the illegal aliens who are here committing crimes and makes it much harder for federal and local law enforcement agencies to protect people who have to live with the illegal aliens who are creating the crime," Vaughan told FoxNews.com. "The local law enforcement agency may not know what convictions or other offenses are on that person's record. … They may not know who that person really is unless they hold that person long enough for DHS to check their record." (Fox News)
When the Marxist Moonbats (every fucking one of whom is a Demoncrat) finish flushing the no-longer Golden State down the crapper, the population will be comprised entirely of Border Jumping Scumbag parasites, home grown parasites, and state employees. Good luck making that work, assholes.
America's rational adults must jettison Mexifornia from the USA, immediately, then seal it off to prevent its political cancer from spreading eastward.
JUNE 29, 2012
Steaming Load 1: The war on sugared drinks is taking on a Tobacco War frenzy.
In some places - Los Angeles is one example - the steaming pile of fucking turds running the city are going for an outright ban on sugared drinks in parks and elsewhere.
While the mayor of New York City wants to ban Super Size servings of soda, one Los Angeles City Councilman wants to make it harder to buy a can of pop at a city park.
Councilman Mitch Englander said he wants to replace soft drinks and sugary drinks with water or fruit juices in vending machines at city parks and libraries to help combat juvenile obesity.
"Obesity is everyone's problem," Englander said. "For each additional sugary drink consumed, the risk of obesity increases by 60 percent. Children who are overweight are likely to be overweight as adults." (L.A. Daily News)
It's petty and stupid, but it's for the children.
Steaming Load 2: Thanks to that miserable fucking bastard, Chief Justice Judas Roberts, the government can use the tax system to force you to purchase anything it orders you to purchase.
(CNSNEWS) The Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare and the health insurance mandate (by renaming it a tax) has ruled that the federal government can force every American to do whatever it pleases by threatening a tax.
As Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a longtime member of the Judiciary Committee, told CNSNews.com, if the Supreme Court deems Democrats' health-care reform constitutional - empowering the federal government to force Americans to buy health insurance "then there is literally nothing the federal government can't force us to do."
Apparently, lawmakers can now, if they choose, impose a million dollar tax on anyone who doesn't:
Buy an electric car,
Buy, and prove they've eaten, a proper serving of broccoli every day,
Buy a home gym and exercise at least 16 hours a day (leaving eight hours to earn wages to pay other taxes),
Have an abortion, if the government decrees it would benefit society
America is no longer a place where We the People have a government which performs a short list of clearly defied tasks. America is an all powerful government which controls a 300 million strong slave population with an iron fist.
JUNE 14, 2012
Steaming Load: The U.N. Assault on Property Rights
This Black Helicopter Club stinker is called Agenda 21 and if you've never heard of it, don't feel like the Lone Ranger. Investors Business Daily served up these putrid particulars:
Agenda 21 is one of those compacts, like Law of the Sea, Kyoto and New START, that are supported by an apologetic administration with a fondness for the redistribution of American power and wealth on a local and global scale.
It fits in perfectly with President Obama's pledge to "fundamentally transform" America, its institutions and its heritage of capitalist freedom.
Agenda 21 has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate, but it may not have to be if in a second Obama term the Environmental Protection Agency pursues it by stealth, as it has other environmental agendas that make war on the free enterprise system and rights we hold dear.
One of those is property rights. "Land ... cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market," Agenda 21 says.
"Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes."
At least one state, Alabama, is up to speed on Agenda 21 and determined to stop it dead in its tracks, with this:
Not liking the sound of that, Alabama recently passed Senate Bill 477 unanimously in both of its houses. The legislation bars the taking of private property in Alabama without due process and says that "Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in or traceable to Agenda 21."
The Greeniacs want to tell you where to live, when you can drive, what kind of energy you're allowed to use, and that's just the beginning. I have a better idea. Grab a Greeniac by the scruff of the neck, shove a tree up their ass, then set the tree on fire.
MAY 31, 2012
Steaming Load: Mayor Bloomberg Plays Food Nazi, AGAIN!
If you're in the Big Apple and have a big thirst, Mayor Food Nazi - Michael Bloomberg - is going to force you to quench it in small increments. No more super sized sodas, or slurpees for you, pilgrim. Big Bad Mikey will unleash the soda police if you try to get a super sized thirst quencher from a Big Apple eatery, movie theater concession stand or a street cart.
Saving you from yourself? You better believe it:
"Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, 'Oh, this is terrible,' " Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in the Governor's Room at City Hall.
"New York City is not about wringing your hands; it's about doing something," he said. "I think that's what the public wants the mayor to do."
How intrusive is this Bloomberg bullshit? You be the judge:
The ban would not apply to drinks with fewer than 25 calories per 8-ounce serving, like zero-calorie Vitamin Waters and unsweetened iced teas, as well as diet sodas.
Restaurants, delis, movie theater and ballpark concessions would be affected, because they are regulated by the health department. Carts on sidewalks and in Central Park would also be included, but not vending machines or newsstands that serve only a smattering of fresh food items.
At fast-food chains, where sodas are often dispersed at self-serve fountains, restaurants would be required to hand out cup sizes of 16 ounces or less, regardless of whether a customer opts for a diet drink. But free refills — and additional drink purchases — would be allowed.
Corner stores and bodegas would be affected if they are defined by the city as "food service establishments." Those stores can most easily be identified by the health department letter grades they are required to display in their windows. (NY times)
What happened to those feisty, combative, New Yorkers who would tell Bloomberg where he can stick his 16 ounce cups? Aren't there any people with a spine in New York City? When will a rational adult stand up and order this asshole to go fuck himself? Enquiring minds want to know.
May 19, 2012
Steaming Load: Juan McRINO Up To His Old Tricks
A leopard can't change its spots and a McRINO (Juan McCain) can't hide the fact that he's LIBERAL RAT BASTARD who hates sovereign individuals who exercise their freedom of speech during an election. That's right PIGsters, McRINO is, once again selling out to the enemy.
The Hill reports that this time out McRINO is helping the Marxists on the other side of the aisle, plunge a knife into the back of free elections featuring freedom of speech. McRINO is fed up with election cycles where sovereign individuals can speak their minds - in paid advertisements, and elsewhere - without Nanny State interference.
This McRINO muzzle would leave sovereign individuals who team up to help pay for political ads open to Libertard thuggery, intimidation, and assorted other forms of speech silencing brutality. How? It would force groups ON THE RIGHT, which deploy political ads, to disclose their donors. So what? So plenty.
When this shit was perpetrated in places like Mexifornia and Washington, the Marxist assholes TERRORIZED anyone who dared to put their money where their mouth is to support a VRWC cause. Contributors were threatened, repeatedly, and so were their school age offspring.
That's what McRINO envisions with this bill: unrelenting Demoncrat terror unleashed on anyone who dares to exercise his freedom of speech in the WRONG way.
If the liberty despising Libertards (LIKE McRINO) want to play rough, then it might be time to give them what they really want: an armed sovereign individual rebellion. If that's what they want, that can be arranged. When the union thugs show up at your doorstep and threatening your family, get out Old Betsy and go 2nd Amendment on their commie scumbag asses.
May 12, 2012
Steaming Load: CAIR says "JUMP", Michigan officials bleat "HOW HIGH?"
If you need proof that America dwelling Islamikazes are working feverishly to exterminate inalienable individual liberty and impose - by brute force - Sharia law, you've come to the right place. Ironically, that was demonstrated during an event sponsored by ACT! For America, in Allegan (Michigan).
While the attendees were discussing the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and "American Laws for American Courts", officers from the Allegan Police Department stormed in - due to a complaint from CAIR - and kicked everybody out of the Allegan High School room which had been rented to house the meeting. If the attendees arrived doubting the threat Islamikazes pose to our Constitution, they knew better the instant the Allegan P.D. goose-stepped in to do the bidding of their Islamikaze masters.
Amid shouts of "What about free speech?" from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U. S. history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation.
As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced yesterday that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR- MI), its Executive Director, the City of Allegan, theAllegan Police Department and the School District were named as defendants in a thirty-four page civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, this morning. The claims included constitutional and contract violations. [Click here for copy of federal complaint]
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center commented, "It's amazing how much clout CAIR has with the political establishment of both parties in Lansing and throughout Michigan and the nation. This, despite the fact that CAIR has its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood, was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, and the FBI's former chief of counterterrorism, noted that CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups."
Continued Thompson, "Press accounts make it clear that an indictment naming CAIR as a defendant in the Holy Land Foundation trial was squelched by Attorney General Holder's office despite vehement objections by FBI agents and the federal prosecutors in Dallas."
TMLC's federal lawsuit was brought on behalf of State Representative David Agema; a chapter leader of ACT! for America, Elizabeth Griffin; Allegan County Commissioner, Willis Sage; and Mark Gurley, one of the event sponsors. (A posting on the Thomas More Law Center website)
If you live in Michigan, I have thrilling news for you. The laws of the United States of America no longer apply to you, because you live in occupied, enemy-controlled, territory. Isn't it time to break out the pitchforks and torches so you can evict CAIR and all their slavish Dhimis in positions of authority from your misery? The time to act is NOW, before it's too late.
May 06, 2012
Steaming Load: Shyster Bitch Demands a 'Cover Up'
Her name is Cheryl Bormann. She's the shyster bitch who wore a Mecca Maniac baggie to the opening session of the Miliary Trial of the 9/11 Terrorists. It's disgusing that she put on the baggie, but that's not enough to merit a Steaming Load. She made the grade for that, when she asked all women attending the trial to put on the baggie.
The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.
Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."
At a press conference Sunday at Guantanamo Bay, Bormann said she dresses in a hijab at "all times" when she meets with her client "out of respect" for his beliefs. Asked why she requested other women do the same, Bormann said, "When you're on trial for your life, you need to be focused."
Bormann, who is not Muslim, claimed the issue came up several years ago, when a paralegal wore "very short skirts" and it became a distraction for the defendants. She said that on Saturday, "somebody" was also dressed "in a way that was not in keeping with my client's religious beliefs."
"If because of someone's religious beliefs, they can't focus when somebody in the courtroom is dressed in a particular way, I feel it is incumbent upon myself as a counsel to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution," she said. "Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused."
The clothing request was just one of several unusual moments during Saturday's lengthy and chaotic hearing.
Killing thousands of innocent people is Islamikaze cool, but looking at women isn't? When it comes to being F**KED, Mecca Mania is off the scale. It needs to be flushed, and so does this shyster bitch.
April 28, 2012
Steaming Load: EEOC Traps Employers In A Potentially Catastrophic Catch-22
If you work in trucking, manufacturing, construction, or any other job which involves operating heavy equipment and are prescribed medication which impairs your judgement (pain killers) or use medication which warns that it will make you drowsey, you're an accident waiting to happen. If your employer has a lick of sense, he, she, heshe, or it, will require that you report your use of such medication. It enables the employer to protect you, your co-workers, by avoiding a potential workplace accident. It makes sense to any rational adult, but the Moonbat-infested EEOC won't tolerate this sensible precaution:
In a recent action that defies common sense, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken the position that such policies are unlawful under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits an employer from conducting "medical inquiries" without a business reason to do so. In EEOC v. Product Fabricators, Inc., an action in federal court in Minnesota, the EEOC required a manufacturing employer to abandon its policy of encouraging employees to inform supervisors if they are under the influence of narcotic pain killers such as Vicodin. The EEOC took the position that an employer cannot ask about prescription pain killer usage unless it has "objective" evidence that an employee is impaired on the job.
This places employers in a very difficult position. To comply with the ADA as the EEOC apparently interprets it, an employer may be required to wait until an employee "nods off" at the brake press machine or skewers a coworker with a forklift before inquiring as to whether the employee might be impaired by prescription narcotics. The cost of this apparent overregulation may not be obvious, but one thing is certain: it will be employers, not the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who deal with the fallout from the loss of life and limb in the workplace. (Nyemaster)
Ultimately, an employer is legally responsible for workplace safety. He's obligated, by law, to provide safe workplace, by Nanny State snoops like OSHA. Now, thanks to this EEOC ruling, he's obligated, legally, to let a heavily medicated employee operate dangerous equipment. Holy catch-22, Batman!
This EEOC turd needs to be flushed.
April 21, 2012
Steaming Load: Union defends perverts with teaching credentials, gets them back into classrooms.
The United Federation of Teachers only cares about its own power. The kids? They don't give a f**king damn about them. They proved that this week, when the NYC public school officials tried to fire '14 teachers of highly dubious character' (Breitbart Big Government). Instead of putting the safety and well being of the kids first, the UFT got the perverts with teaching credentials reinstated to the classroom.
NYDailyNews.com reports that 16 teachers "kept their jobs after being brought up on egregious charges, some sexual, some involving excessive personal familiarity with students."
A few examples:
Gym and health teacher Willie Laraque was charged with bending a male student over a desk, leaning in to him and saying, "I'll show you what is gay." The Daily News reports Laraque is back in the classroom after paying a $10,000 fine.
Norman Siegel, a high school teacher, was accused of pressing his genitalia against a female student's leg. Siegel only received a 45-day unpaid suspension, "although the arbitrator found that the girl's charge was likely true" and that Siegel "was previously accused of a similar offense," the Daily News writes.
There's also a case involving Edward Cascio, a gym teacher who accepted pornographic pictures from a student – of another student. Cascio was back at work after serving his three-month suspension.
The district tried to fire these individuals, but the UFT appealed the decisions to arbitrators, who gave the teachers their jobs back.
"Why would arbitrators throw kids to the wolves?" asks a Daily News editorial. "Because they make a living deciding such cases – and because they are hired by joint agreement of the Education Department and the UFT. They well know that if they toss teachers out of work, the union will do the same to them."
The paper is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to have teachers accused of bad behavior to stand before the "Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, where every other civil servant goes for adjudication" and whose "professional administrative judges have no built-in bias against rendering the tough rulings needed to protect kids." "(Breitbart)
Aside from supporting the Elephant Clan, is there anything a teacher could do that would make the teachers union asshats allow him, her, himher or it be fired? Nope: "You killed three of your students? Accidents happen, but you showed restraint by stopping at three. See you tomorrow."
If UFT officials are so f**king determined to protect perverts and pedophiles with teaching credentials, so be it. BUT, when one of their precious, protected, perverts rapes a student, or worse, every damn one of the UFT officials should be tried for the crime and be compelled to share the credentialed pervert's fate. Yes, I know it's not harsh enough, but I don't think 'just shoot the UFT bastards' is going to make the cut in the Empire State.
April 12, 2012
Steaming Load: Another Roadblock In Afghanistan
Thanks to the jello-spined weasels in the Obama Regime, an already difficult task just got much harder. It's the handiwork of our 'ally', Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, and his toady, Barack Hussein Obama. That's right, PIGsters, the rat bastards are, once again, 'tweaking' the rules of engagement which prevent our warriors from doing what they're trained to do.
The most useful tool in the American arsenal - the night raid - has been virtually, eliminated, by subjecting them to prior approval from Afghani officials:
Under the agreement, all "special operations" will have to be reviewed and approved by a panel pulled from the Afghan military, government and intelligence services, according to an Afghan official familiar with the agreement. The official said "special operation" could mean any "unconventional" operation, but not ordinary patrols or conventional pushes to take territory.
These decisions will be made in consultation with U.S. forces taking into consideration intelligence gathered by the U.S. military, the official said, but it was unclear if the Americans would also have a member on the panel or a say in the final decision.
The official spoke anonymously to discuss the agreement before it was signed.
The primary consequences of this kind of crap are obvious: more of our men and women in uniform getting killed, because Uncle Sam insists on making it impossible to do the job they're trained to do. If Uncle Sam refuses to fight to win, then it's time to bring our warriors home and tell the Afghani whiners to go f**k themselves.
April 05, 2012
Steaming Load: Arizona's 'poorly written' anti-bullying bill would make all Internet based exercise in free speech a crime.
In Arizona the state legislature is determined to, unilaterally, obliterate EVERYONE'S freedom of speech, making the hypersensitive few much MORE EQUAL than others. The state Legicrats will accomplished this, by giving the chronically offended a special right which protects them from getting a painful boo-boo, when they blunder into something, anything, they don't like in cyberspace. THEIR 'right' not to be offended supercedes, overrides, YOUR Freedom of Speech birthright. Some are more equal than others? You better believe it, Grand Canyon State, Sparky.
After 'it' hit the fan, Arizona state Legicrats pulled it back for 'tweaking'. Since that may not get 'er done, here are some of the fetid facts about this stinker from as set forth by the New American:
According to a Senate fact sheet, HB 2549 "[p]rohibits using any electronic or digital device, instead of a telephone, with the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend a person." HB 2549 was sponsored principally by Representatives Ted Vogt (left), Vic Williams, and Chad Campbell.
The Media Coalition contends that the bill is simply intended to "censor electronic speech," because HB 2549 would "apply to the Internet as a whole, thus criminalizing all manner of writing, cartoons, and other protected material the state finds offensive or annoying."
The Coalition submitted a letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, asking her not to sign the bill into law. The letter observes that the provisions in the bill are not specifically defined and would therefore be broadly applied to almost any statement:
H.B. 2549 would make it a crime to use any electronic or digital device to communicate using obscene, lewd or profane language or to suggest a lewd or lascivious act if done with intent to :annoy," "offend," "harass" or "terrify" … "Lewd" and "profane" are not defined in the statute or by reference. "Lewd" is generally understood to mean lusty or sexual in nature and "profane" is generally defined as disrespectful or irreverent about religion or religious practices.
H.B. 2549 is not limited to a one to one conversation between two specific people. The communication does not need to be repetitive or even unwanted. There is no requirement that the recipient or subject of the speech actually feel offended, annoyed or scared. Nor does the legislation make clear that the communication must be intended to offend or annoy the reader, the subject or even any specific person.
If you're thinking 'damn Democrats', get over it. The Elephant Clan has sizeable majorities in both houses of the state legislature.
I think the perpetrators of this assault on Freedom of Speech knew exactly what they were doing all along. They only pulled back, when the feedback reached uncomfortable levels. Will they try, try, again? You better believe
March 24, 2012
Steaming Load: Educrat's Blatant Indoctrination
Anyone who doubts that government schools have replaced education with indoctrination isn't paying attention. A Virginia middle school teacher's antics illustrate this point, perfectly. It happened in an 8th grade civics class at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County (Virginia).
It's perfectly reasonable to include the on-going election cycle in the civics lessons. BUT it is not perfectly reasonable to make the students do opposition research on the REPUBLICAN presidential candidates:
Eighth-graders at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County were assigned to research the backgrounds and positions of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul and find any "weaknesses," according to The Daily Caller.
The students were then required to draft a strategy paper, mapping out how to exploit those weaknesses and then research how to forward it to the Obama campaign.
"This assignment was just creepy beyond belief -- like something out of East Germany during the Cold War," a father of one of the students who asked for anonymity told The Daily Caller. (Fox News)
The steaming pile of Educrap who perpetrated this is an asshole named Michael Denman. He should be tarred, feathered, then fired from the teaching profession, FOREVER.
March 17, 2012
Steaming Load: Aided and abetted by BOTH parties in Congress, Messiah Barry guts the First Amendment.
According to the First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." (Emphasis added)
According to the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, the Secret Service can abolish one or all of the highlighted items, in any location, at any time. Judge Andrew Napolitano spews all the putrid particulars in this Fox News rant:
Last week, President Obama signed into law the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. This law permits Secret Service agents to designate any place they wish as a place where free speech, association and petition of the government are prohibited. And it permits the Secret Service to make these determinations based on the content of speech.
Thus, federal agents whose work is to protect public officials and their friends may prohibit the speech and the gatherings of folks who disagree with those officials or permit the speech and the gatherings of those who would praise them, even though the First Amendment condemns content-based speech discrimination by the government.
The new law also provides that anyone who gathers in a "restricted" area may be prosecuted. And because the statute does not require the government to prove intent, a person accidentally in a restricted area can be charged and prosecuted, as well.
Permitting people to express publicly their opinions to the president only at a time and in a place and manner such that he cannot hear them violates the First Amendment because it guarantees the right to useful speech; and unheard political speech is politically useless. The same may be said of the rights to associate and to petition. If peaceful public assembly and public expression of political demands on the government can be restricted to places where government officials cannot be confronted, then those rights, too, have been neutered.
Political speech is in the highest category of protected speech. This is not about drowning out the president in the Oval Office. This is about letting him know what we think of his work when he leaves the White House. This is speech intended to influence the political process.
This abominable legislation enjoyed overwhelming support from both political parties in Congress because the establishment loves power, fears dissent and hates inconvenience, and it doesn't give a damn about the Constitution. It passed the Senate by unanimous consent, and only three members of the House voted against it. And the president signed it in secret. It is more typical of contemporary China than America. It is more George III than George Washington.
The whole purpose of the First Amendment is to assure open, wide, robust, uninhibited political debate, debate that can be seen and heard by those it seeks to challenge and influence, whether it is convenient for them or not. Anything short of that turns the First Amendment into a mirage.
Congress shall make no law? Yeah right. The rat bastards - IN BOTH PARTIES - flushed our liberty down the crapper because We the People keep telling them things they don't want to hear. When, exactly, did America turn into North Korea?
March 10, 2012
Steaming Load 1: Barry Plays 'Let's Make A Deal' With Israel
During his chat with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Messiah Barry offered the Jewish State a once in a lifetime deal. Eager to prevent Israel's forthcoming attack on Iran from torpedoing his re-election campaign, Barry went into Bob Barker mode.
If Israel agrees to delay its attack on Iran until 2013 (after the election cycle), Messiah Barry promised to pony up advanced weaponry that would come in handy during the raid. The weaponry includes bunker-busting bombs and refueling planes, two items that would bolster the raids chances of success.
By all reports, Netanyahu rejected the offer and who can blame him. I can think of several reasons to support Netanyahu's rejection:
* First of all, there's the fun fact that Messiah Barry is a notorious liar who can't be trusted to keep his word.
* Furthermore, there's the fact that The One HATES the Jewish State almost as much as he hates the United States.
* If Barry wins re-election, he'll be a lame duck, making a shafting of Israel a 'no lose' situation.
* By 2013, it may be too late, because Iran might launch its nuclear attack in 2012.
This offer is a self serving ploy to keep Israel out of Barry's misery during this election cycle. When the cycle is over, he'll shaft the Jewish State like he does everyone else who gets played by this notorious liar.
MARCH 03, 2012
Steaming Load: Fat Nazis invade Army Mess Halls
Refusing to rest on their laurels, the Food Nazis, painted a bull's-eye on the mess halls at U.S. Army installations, by imposing a color-coded labeling system which is intended to scare warriors away from fried foods and desserts. Is this how we thank our warriors for their service, by nagging them about their eating habits?
[A panel discussion], held at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, saw Lt. Col. Sonya Cable highlight the "Go for Green" program, which labels healthy foods green, moderate foods amber, and high calorie foods red.
The nutrition education program alerts soldiers that "red" foods like bacon and apple pie should only be eaten rarely, with a warning: "limit intake." Foods labeled green, however, such as mustard greens, are deemed "premium fuel for the soldier athlete," "fresh and flavorful" and "nutrient dense." Soldiers are advised to eat these frequently.
"All the foods are labeled throughout the serving line so that our soldiers would be informed as to making choices related to their performance goals," Cable said.
"I had some folks say to me, 'Well, why on earth did you even include the red ones to begin with?' Two reasons – one, we've got soldiers who have racehorse metabolisms that they needed every calorie I could get into them. And by taking off the 'red' we just found that we couldn't get enough calories in them."
The second reason for including "red" foods, Cable said, was "so they could learn what contributed positively and maybe what contributed negatively. Not to say that every food is bad, it's just how they fit into your performance goals."
On the breakfast menu oven-fried bacon, sausage gravy, butter, sugary cereal and egg, sausage and cheese sandwiches earn a red label. Assorted low-fat yogurt, oven-fried Canadian bacon, broccoli quiche and cholesterol-free scrambled eggs are deemed "high performance" foods.
For lunch and dinner, soldiers are coaxed into choosing hamburger yakisoba over grilled cheeseburgers.
Salisbury steak, BBQ spareribs, grilled pork chops, Yankee pot roast and turkey gravy are discouraged, while baked tuna and noodles, Brussels sprouts, spinach, turkey meatloaf, peas and carrots are "premium fuel for the soldier athlete" that should be chosen frequently. (CNN)
The name of this Food Nazi insanity is U.S. Army Soldier Fueling Initiative, and this Korrectnik insult to the uniform she wears is the one doing the heavy lifting on it for The One's lardass bride. Lt. Colonel Cable should be forcibly evicted from the Army for inflicting Food Nazi bullshit on our warriors, adding more stress to a very stressful job.
February 18, 2012
Steaming Load: Siberian Americans blame beer wranglers for an alcoholism epidemic.
Whiteclay (Nebraska) is a microscopic town with mere dozen (give or take) residents. It's also ground zero for a memorable Siberian American hissy fit which has the Oglala Sioux Tribe of nearby South Dakota beating the 'we're suing your asses' war drums to the tune of $500 million dollars for damages inflicted by some capitalists operating out of Whiteclay.
The 'culprits' in the Siberian American bull's-eye are 4 beer stores which managed to sell 4.9 million 12-ounce cans of beer in 2010. Either there are 12 outrageously thirsty beer drinkers in Whiteclay, or somebody else is dropping in to stock up on brewskies. When tribal elders did the math, they weren't thrilled spitless with the answer:
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of Nebraska also targets four beer stores in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town near the reservation's border that, despite having only about a dozen residents, sold nearly 5 million cans of beer in 2010.
Tribal leaders and activists blame the Whiteclay businesses for chronic alcohol abuse and bootlegging on the Pine Ridge reservation, where all alcohol is banned. They say most of the stores' customers come from the reservation, which spans southwest South Dakota and dips into Nebraska.
"You cannot sell 4.9 million 12-ounce cans of beer and wash your hands like Pontius Pilate, and say we've got nothing to do with it being smuggled," said Tom White, the tribe's Omaha-based attorney.
Owners of the four beer stores in Whiteclay were unavailable or declined comment Thursday when contacted by The Associated Press. A spokeswoman for Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide said she was not yet aware of the lawsuit, and the other four companies being sued — SAB Miller, Molson Coors Brewing Company, MIllerCoors LLC and Pabst Brewing Company — did not immediately return messages. (Earthlink News)
I sympathize with the Siberian Americans, up to a point. Chronic boozing imposes a heavy toll on the drinker and his, her, hisher, or its family. I get all that, but, I refuse to give the drinker a free pass. He, she, heshe, or it must accept full responsibility for their own actions. Nobody on the receiving end of this lawsuit put a gun to their head then forced the Siberian Americans to swill down 12-ounce cans of beer.
The Siberian Americans have a chronic alcoholism problem on their reservation, but the villains aren't operating out of Whiteclay, Nebraska. The problem will still exist, no matter how much money they bludgeon out of deep beer brewing pockets. The tribe needs to get their boozing homeboys to confront their drinking problem and start the difficult process of drying out.
This blame shifting and finger-pointing might fill the tribe's coffers but it won't do a damn thing about the real problem which is in South Dakota, not Whiteclay, Nebraska.
February 11, 2012
Steaming Load: Big Brother Goes Flying
The name of this law which launches Big Brother's eyes in the sky is a predictably fuzz ball one - 'the FAA Reauthorization Act'. What the hell is that? It's a law which gives federal, state and local agencies a green light when it comes to using surveillance drones to spy on sovereign individuals from sea to shining sea. Another provision sets forth the rules of engagement for commercial drones which could be deployed by 2015.
If you're thrilled spitless over this airborne assault on your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, you're not the only one. The 'Washington Times' reports:
Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.
"There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities," said Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation also is "concerned about the implications for surveillance by government agencies," said attorney Jennifer Lynch.
The provision in the legislation is the fruit of "a huge push by lawmakers and the defense sector to expand the use of drones" in American airspace, she added.
According to some estimates, the commercial drone market in the United States could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars once the FAA clears their use.
The agency projects that 30,000 drones could be in the nation's skies by 2020.
The most troubling element of this Big Brother Legicrap is this:
The legislation would order the FAA, before the end of the year, to expedite the process through which it authorizes the use of drones by federal, state and local police and other agencies. The FAA currently issues certificates, which can cover multiple flights by more than one aircraft in a particular area, on a case-by-case basis. (Washington Times)
Admittedly, there are numerous instances where a law enforcement agency could increase efficiency, and bolster public safety, by using surveillance drones. I get that and I'd be down with it, if I thought I could trust the government, which I don't. Anyone up for using these drones for target practice?
February 04, 2012
Steaming Load: Lab coated Health Nazi Hooligans paint a Nanny State bull's-eye on sugar.
In Mexifornia, lab coated hooligans with a liberty-crushing agenda, fired off the opening salvo in what promises to be a full-blown frontal assault on sugar. Since the first words out of their capitalism hating mouths are "we don't want to ban it', you know that's exactly what they want, but they're going to get there incrementally.
Incrementally? You bet, but the first increment is a BIG one.
Sugar is a poison and its sale should be as tightly regulated as cigarettes and alcohol, scientists say. They warn that sugary foods and drinks are responsible for illnesses including obesity, heart disease, cancer and liver problems. And they claim it contributes to 35million deaths a year worldwide and is so dangerous it should be controlled through taxation and legislation. (Daily Mail)
They spewed their statist sludge in an ariticle entitled "The Toxic Truth About Sugar" in the journal 'Nature'.
The authors, led by Robert Lustig, a childhood obesity expert at California University, say that, like alcohol, sugar is widely available, toxic, easily abused and harmful to society. They say teaching children about diet and exercise is unlikely to be effective and instead the answer lies in taxes and restricting availability. The study recommends using taxation to double the price of fizzy drinks, restricting their sale to those over 17 or 18, and tightening regulations covering school vending machines and snack bars. (Daily Mail)
If you need proof that these lab coated hooligans are full of it, this should do it:
Dr Laura Schmidt, also of California University, said: "We're not talking about prohibition. We're not advocating a major imposition of the government into people's lives. What we want is actually to increase people's choices by making foods that aren't loaded with sugar comparatively easier and cheaper to get." (Daily Mail)
In her twisted mind, declaring sugar toxic, taxing it into oblivion, and regulating it like the Nanny State does adult beverages and smokes isn't 'a major imposition of government into people's lives'. If that doesn't make the intrusive Nanny State cut, what does? Enquiring minds want to know.
January 21, 2012
Steaming Load: Korrectnik Sex Educrap on Steroids
It's called 'The Future of Sex Education' (FoSE) and it's the biggest pile of steaming turds ever hurled at American Educrap. Before we delve into the putrid particulars of this butt bullet, we need to rat out the assholes who pooped this out: The American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network, the American Association for Health Education and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, senior officials from Planned Parenthood, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Full of themselves and IT, these scumbags don't give a rats ass if Little Johnny and Moonbeam are able to read, write, compute, and think, when they graduate. All they care about is INDOCTRINATING young scholars with a steaming load of sex Educrap, starting in KINDERGARTEN.
They let it all hang out, in a 45-page report, which includes a pile of shit they label "age appropriate" guidelines for this sex Educrap stinker: the National Sexuality Education Standards.
In its rationale for sex education in public schools, the report says there is "a pressing need to address harassment, bullying and relationship violence in our schools, which have a significant impact on a student's emotional and physical well-being as well as on academic success."
Standards to be introduced in kindergarten and be met by the second grade include: "Identify different kinds of family structures" and "Demonstrate ways to show respect for different types of families."
Recommendations for students by the time they reach age seven include that they [u]se proper names for body parts, including male and female anatomy" and "[p]rovide examples of how friends, family, media, society and culture influence ways in which boys and girls think they should act."
Starting in the third grade, and upon completion of the fifth – when most children are 10 years old – students should be able to "[d]efine sexual orientation as the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender" and "[i]dentify parents or other trusted adults of whom students can ask questions about sexual orientation."
By completion of the eighth grade, the report says, students should be able to "[d]ifferentiate between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation," "[e]xplain the range of gender roles," and "[d]efine emergency contraception and its use."
Upon completion of middle school, students should be able to "[a]nalyze external influences that have an impact on one's attitudes about gender, sexual orientation and gender identity"; "[a]ccess accurate information about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation"; "[c]ommunicate respectfully with and about people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations"; "[e]xplain the health benefits, risks and effectiveness rates of various methods of contraception, including abstinence and condoms"; and "[d]escribe the steps to using a condom correctly." (CNSNEWS)
Gender identity? Gender expression? Sexual orientation? Different kinds of family structures? This isn't EDUCATION. It's Korrectnik INDOCTRINATION which needs to be FLUSHED.
Parting shot: Government schools need to get back to basics. Government schools need to focus like a laser beam on their primary function, which involves instilling a solid foundation of knowledge in core disciplines: reading, writing, mathematics. Back to basics means government schools MUST put an end to social promotions and graduating idiots with self-esteem. Until they get that done, they can take their Korrectnik indoctrination and STICK IT.
January 14, 2012
Steaming Load: Missouri School Officials Go 'Big Brother' with electronic monitors.
A 'Show Me' state government cess-school district is boldly going where it no bullshit DOES NOT BELONG. In Missouri's Parkway School District, instilling knowledge in the minds of young scholars, isn't even a footnote on their mission statement. Instead, they are obsessed with an Educrat's most compelling shiney object: the highly touted 'obesity epidemic'.
Reading? Forget about it.
Writing? That's so 1950.
Arithmetic? Who needs that?
Instead of those mundane relics of a bygone era, Parkway Educrats are OBSESSED with their new electronic monitors. At first, during a pilot program, selected students were fitted with the monitor during PE class. Later this year, students will be fitted with one and ordered to wear it continuously, so the monitor can spy on him, her, himher, or it, 24/7, recording all of the wearer's activity levels.
The monitors measure activity by tracking every movement of the person wearing them. They display steps taken, calories spent and time spent at various levels of activity. An animated figure on the monitor indicates the activity level. A bar shows the target time for doing moderate to vigorous activity and the amount of time achieved at that level.
Under the pilot program, the three schools each received 25 monitors, which cost $90 apiece. The monitors have been rotated among third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in physical education classes.
Each of the district's elementary schools will receive 25 monitors in January and begin using them in PE class.
However, the focus of the monitors' use will change gradually, so that by the end of the year students will continually wear the monitors for a full week at a time to assess activity levels. (Stltoday)
Am I the only one who is utterly DISGUSTED by this bullshit? Am I the only one who dares to say it: a student's activity level, and sleep patterns, away from school are NONE OF THE CESS-SCHOOL's BUSINESS. Attention Parkway assholes! Your job is to TEACH little Johnny and Moonbeam such basic skills as reading, writing, and arithmetic and, you're doing a shitty job, when it comes to THAT. If Little Johnny is a lard ass...if Moonbeam is a slacker who only moves when it's absolutely necessary, that's NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. It's a matter for the young 'un's parents and designated medical practitioner, so butt the F**K out, Parkway pinheads. Don't make me come over there.
Parting shot: If you're looking for a rational adult to sound off on this, this should get 'er done:
Neil Richards, a professor of law with Washington University in St. Louis who teaches privacy and civil liberties courses, said he feels the plan for the devices constitutes "a major privacy issue."
"The school district eventually will be engaging in surveillance of kids' sleep and exercise patterns outside the school day," he said. "Though physical activity is important and obesity is a problem, the district could not require kids to wear them because I think it would be a violation of their and their families' Fourth Amendment rights, which is pretty easily unconstitutional."
And wearing them voluntarily doesn't eliminate privacy concerns, Richards said.
"They'll create a record of medical information about children around the clock," he said. "Even if it serves laudable public health goals, it's a fairly Orwellian step for a school district to engage in."
This load of crap is egregiously f**king Orwellian and has no place in a land conceived in liberty.
January 06, 2012
Steaming Load: Barry 'surrenders' to Taliban.
Apparently, Messiah Barry isn't a very patient Commander-In-Chief. Right now, he seems very annoyed, that, despite his tireless efforts to undermine our warriors in Afghanistan with suffocating Rules of Engagement, they still aren't losing. Tired of waiting for THEM to give him the American defeat he craves, Barry is getting 'er done another way, by selling them out. How? He's GIVING the Taliban a victory at the negotiating table, that they can't possibly earn on the battlefield.
The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned.
According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan.
More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody of another country, possibly Qatar.
"To take this step, the [Obama] administration have to have sufficient confidence that the Taliban are going to reciprocate," said Vali Nasr, who was an Obama administration adviser on the Afghan peace process until last year. "It is going to be really risky. Guantánamo is a very sensitive issue politically." (The Guardian)
He's plunging a knife in he back of every one of our brave men and women in Afghanistan. I'd like to tell you I'm shocked, but I can't. I am, however struck by the bitter irony of the situation. Irony? You bet.
When they signed up to defend our country, the men and women took this oath:
Oath of enlistment
"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
Two phrases from the oath are worth repeating:
"...I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."
"...I will obey the orders of the President of the United States..."
"Enemies foreign and domestic?" Yup, we've go plenty of those. Regrettably, one of America's foremost enemies - he's both a foreign and a domestic enemy - is residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I wonder how our warriors feel about THAT? How do they feel about swearing an oath to obey the orders of an America-hating asshat whose actions make him one of the 'enemies foreign and domestic' whom they have sworn to fight, while they're defending the Constitution of the United States.
Barry's unconditional surrender to the Taliban is the biggest turd this rat bastard has ever pooped out.
December 29, 2011
Steaming Load of the Year: The Casey Anthony Verdict
In light of the verdicts in the Casey Anthony trial, today, I understand why lady justice wears a blindfold. I don't blame her for not wanting to watch what is done in her name. The question uppermost in my mind is why - given the stench rising from the rotting corpse of our so called justice system - she isn't holding her nose, instead of the now obsolete scales of justice?
I don't need to be chloroformed, duct taped, then dumped in a swamp to rot, to see the implications of this decision and those from assorted other high profile trials. What we mere mortals view as unpardonable crimes, enlightened jurors view in a different light. It happens after they are led to the promised land of Korrectness, where the only unforgivable crimes are being successful, self reliant, and that most reviled entity, a sovereign individual. For most other 'victims of society', there's a guilt absolving excuse:
Michael Jackson's perverted passion for young boys wasn't his fault. He couldn't help himself because his daddy was, and still is, a rat bastard. Rational adults couldn't hear his 'cry for help' but that Southern Mexifornia jury did.
O. J. Simpson's murderous rampage wasn't his fault. He couldn't help himself, because whitey had oppressed him into acting out against institutionalized racism. Rational adults couldn't hear his pleas for 'racial justice', but those morons on that L.A. jury could.
Casey Anthony, through neglect, stupidity, or malice, played a leading role in rendering her daughter room temperature then left her mortal remains to rot in a swamp, but it wasn't her fault. It wasn't her fault when she didn't even report Caylee's 'disappearance' for at least a month. It wasn't her fault when she partied while her daughter's body decomposed. It wasn't her fault when she lied, repeatedly, to everyone, including the police. None of it was her fault, because her daddy had sexually abused her. Rational adults couldn't hear the cries of the damaged child inside Casey, but 12 Florida fatheads did.
The 'visionary' jurors who rendered these verdicts have a tenuous connection to objective reality which enables them to hear these, and many other, disembodied voices. Curiously, by tuning in to the voices in their head, the jurors can't hear the cries for justice coming from Nicole Simpson, Ron Goldman, and Caylee Anthony. It's this special kind of hearing acuity which guarantees that 'victims' like O. J., Mikey, and Casey are no longer answerable to the laws that govern the rest of us...their oppressors...rational, adult, individuals.
When I look at a miscarriage of justice, like the one I just witnessed in Flori-DUH, I envy Lady Justice. I understand the blindfold, too, too, well. I'd understand even more, if she wore earplugs, and held her nose to block out the sickening stench of 'visionary' juror stupidity.
Caylee Anthony deserves justice. She didn't get it in that Florida courtroom. Maybe she'll get it in heaven, when her cries for justice motivate Old Ka-Boom to warm up his celestial smiter.
Parting shot: The bitch got away with it. Now, it's time for her to ca$h in and get rich for her role in the death of her rug rat daughter. Crime doesn't pay? Maybe, back in the day, but it's a slam dunk that the same kind of myopic asshole that voted 'Not Guilty' will reward this Anthony bitch. They'll be the first ones to buy her book, and the first ones to patronize the movie of HER valiant struggle against a justice system which just didn't understand how that 'the little brat was cramping my style'.
Caylee Anthony is dead, and this bitch is laughing all the way to the bank.
Caylee Anthony is dead, and, as far as I can tell, there isn't a single member of the Anthony family who gives a rat's ass.
Caylee Anthony is dead, and the shysters who got her mommy off the hook are dancing on the little girl's grave.
Caylee Anthony is dead and nobody will ever be held accountable for her untimely demise.
At times like this, objective reality really pisses me off.
December 09, 2011
Steaming Load: Obama Regime Poops Out A New Racial Quota System
Spouting drivel about "racial isolation" the Obama Regime is gearing up for a new Diversity Jihad aimed at kicking whitey to the curb. CNSNews served up these putrid particulars:
The Departments of Justice and Education on Monday released new guidelines intended to help grade schools and universities "promote diversity" and reduce "racial isolation," even if it means students with the highest scores are left out.
"Providing students with diverse, inclusive educational opportunities from an early age is crucial to achieving the nation's educational and civic goals," the document states.
"Racial isolation remains far too common in America's classrooms today and it is increasing," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "This denies our children the experiences they need to succeed in a global economy, where employers, co-workers, and customers will be increasingly diverse. It also breeds educational inequity, which is inconsistent with America's core values."
Some of the examples included in the document make it clear that the goal of achieving diversity is more important than allowing schools to select the brightest students.
Under the guidelines on admitting students to competitive schools or programs, the administration offers the following example: "A school district could identify race-neutral criteria for admission to a school (e.g., minimum academic qualifications and talent in art) and then conduct a lottery for all qualified applicants rather than selecting only those students with the highest scores under the admission criteria, if doing so would help to achieve racial diversity or avoid racial isolation."
Another example says: "If it would help achieve racial diversity or avoid racial isolation, a school district could decide to admit all applicants with grades that put them within the top quartile of their class at the schools from which the competitive program draws."
The Obama Regime it wedded to this Diversity Jihad to shore up its base for 2012. Staying with the wedding them, I'll perpetrate THIS:
Something Old: Diversity - based on immutable traits, not ideas - is back on Uncle Sam's front burner.
Something New: "Racial isolation" is the new buzzword in the Korrectnik lexicon. If you shovel away all the superficial bull crap you find out that it's just an excuse for more racial quotas based on census data.
Something Borrowed: "Borrowed"? Stolen is more accurate, since this diversity jihad is STEALING the educational opportunity from qualified students and squandering it on unqualified students whose reward isn't an education, but self esteem.
Something Blue: Who is feeling blue? The recipients of this diversity jihad largess who are smart enough to see the big picture will, or should, feel insulted, because the Obama Regime is telling them, "You're too stupid to make it on your own. We know you're too stupid, because you're not white or Asian."
This diversity jihad is racist, and so are the asshats who are promoting it.
December 02, 2011
Steaming Load: Obama Regime Shafting Our Warriors Out of Their Retirement Benefits
An American Thinker commentary by Thomas Lifson exposes how relentless the Red Shed commies are, when it comes to destroying this nation. In this case, the Obama Regime is shafting our career military officers out of the retirement they earned while devoting their lives to the defense of this nation.
Thomas Lifson used this excerpt from a Daily Caller article to expose this obscene assault on our military:
The Chapman University of Military Law and its associated AMVETS Legal Clinic are blowing the whistle on what they say is an injustice set to be perpetrated on 157 Air Force majors on the last day of November.
"The Obama administration has ordered massive reductions in forces, resulting in many officers who are near retirement being involuntarily separated without retirement or medical benefits," explained institute director Maj. Kyndra Rotunda.
The Department of Defense specifies that service members within six years of retirement normally would be retained and allowed to retire on time with benefits, unless extenuating circumstances exist such as disciplinary issues.
According to lawyers at Chapman and the AMVETS Legal Clinic, the Air Force has deviated from the six-year protection "without any legal authority."
Who will be willing dedicate their lives to our defense, if this is the thanks they get from the nation they served?
Parting shot: If Barry wants to purge deadbeats from the federal payroll, he should start by taking a meat axe to Uncle Sam's bloated bureaucracy.
November 27, 2011
Steaming Load: While The One yammers about 'putting America back to work', his DEA minions put a law abiding capitalist out of business.
Our hero is an 88 year old capitalist named Bob Wallace and he's not a happy camper. Until he did a header into DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) intransigence, Bob and his 85 year old girlfriend, produced Polar Pure crystals (iodine crystals which are used to purify water). Despite the fact that he's producing a legitimate product, Bob was targeted by the DEA when they made it impossible for him to buy the iodine he needs to make his product. Why did they do it? Because they can, and, because his product - iodine crystals to purify water - have shown up in meth labs.
How does the DEA justify shutting Bob down? Like this:
"Methamphetamine is an insidious drug that causes enormous collateral damage," wrote Barbara Carreno, a DEA spokeswoman. "If Mr. Wallace is no longer in business he has perhaps become part of that collateral damage, for it was not a result of DEA regulations, but rather the selfish actions of criminal opportunists. Individuals that readily sacrifice human lives for money."
Bob Wallace was not thrilled spitless with Uncle Sam's jackboot wearing Drug Nazis:
"This old couple, barely surviving old farts, and we're supposed to be meth dealers? This is just plain stupid," Wallace said, as he sat in the nerve center of his not-so-clandestine compound surrounded by contoured hiking maps, periodic tables and the prototypes of metal snowshoes he invented a few years ago. "These are the same knotheads that make you take your shoes off in the airport." (Reason Magazine)
The DEA shuts Bob Wallace down, but it's not their fault, because those meth lab Devils forced them to trample all over Bob's inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That stinker just won't float.
November 20, 2011
Turd 1: On Wednesday, a Big Apple Occutard was spouting off, in front of news crews. Among other things, he threatened to burn down Macy's, plus other parts of Bloomberg's Blight.
Isn't that what the justice system officials call "making a terroristic threat"? Why wasn't he arrested?
How much longer are the relevant officials going to allow the Occutards to terrorize law abiding individuals who stray too close to a Occutard infestation?
The First Amendment gives We the People the right to PEACEABLY assemble. It does NOT give anarchists, hippies, and Moonbats the right to terrorize innocent bystanders, vandalize private property, and endanger other individuals by spreading crime, filth and disease.
The Occutard infestations are NOT a peaceable assembly. They are, in fact, an invasion by enemy combatants. They should be treated accordingly.
Turd 2: The Capitol Hill Clown Posse - especially the Elephant Clan - is doing a lot of chest-beating about the proposed 'Balanced Budget Amendment'. If you're not paying attention, a Balanced Budget Amendment sounds spiffy. The Devil, as the popular saying goes, is in the details.
The Balanced Budget Amendment is not the express lane to a smaller, fiscally responsible, Uncle Sam. It is the fast track to higher - much higher - taxes, because any Balanced Budget Amendment that has a ghost of a chance to pass will NOT include a spending cap. If it passed, Congress could spend as much as they want, after which the Balanced Budget Amendment would give them a constitutional excuse to impose Draconian tax increases to pay for it.
The Balanced Budget Amendment is another Elected Tormentor scheme to steal everything you own. It needs to be flushed out of our misery, permanently.
November 10, 2011
Steaming Load: Black robed son-of-a-f**king-bitch takes a dump on Old Glory
In May 2010, it started on that FAUX Mexican holiday - Cinco de Mayo - when five inmates of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill (Mexifornia) showed up at their Colonista-infested cess-school wearing American flag shirts.
Administrators at a California high school sent five students home on Wednesday after they refused to remove their American flag T-shirts and bandannas -- garments the school officials deemed "incendiary" on Cinco de Mayo.
The five teens were sitting at a table outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., on Wednesday morning when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two of them to remove their American flag bandannas, the Morgan Hill Times reported. The boys told the newspaper they complied, but were asked to accompany Rodriguez to the principal's office.
The five students -- Daniel Galli, Austin Carvalho, Matt Dariano, Dominic Maciel and Clayton Howard -- were then told they must turn their T-shirts inside-out or be sent home, though it would not be considered a suspension. Rodriguez told the students he did not want any fights to break out between Mexican-American students celebrating their heritage and those wearing American flags. (Fox News)
Since turning the shirts inside-out would disrespect the flag, they refused and were sent home. Game, set, match? Nope.
At the time the Morgan Hill Unified School District tried to smooth things over by tacitly, admitting the cess-school asshats overreacted. Far from satisfied, the lads got lawyered up and went to federal court, insisting that their First Amendment rights were trampled by the cess-school.
Fast forward to the present and a federal judge banged the gavel down on liberty, by subjecting individual liberty to a 'hecklers veto'.
U. S. District Court Judge James Ware was ruling in a case involving students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA, who were banned from wearing American flag t-shirts on the Mexican holiday in 2010.
The judge determined that the Morgan Hill Unified School District did not violate the First Amendment and said that concerns by school officials over possible violence justified censoring the pro-American message.
"The school officials reasonable forecast that Plaintiff's clothing could cause a substantial disruption with school activities, and therefore did not violate the standard set forth – by requiring that Plaintiff's change," the judge wrote.
"This is nothing more than political correctness," said John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute. His organization, along with Thomas More Law Center, represented the students and their families in the lawsuit.
"If these kinds of decisions are upheld, they will destroy our First Amendment rights," Whitehead told Fox News. (Fox News)
In other words, you're free to exercise your inalienable rights, UNLESS, some asshole threatens to go on a rampage, in which case, his threat trumps your not so inalienable rights.
As bad as this is - and it REEKS - it's made that much worse since it involves Cinco de Mayo. In May 2010, I fired off this heated Hambo prose about THAT:
I'm fed up with the Viva Mexico hissy fit that's being thrown by the Colonistas who infest Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Mexifornia. Why? For the obvious 'ungrateful scumbags' reasons, among other things.
Other things? You bet. The most annoying assault on my sanity is the Colonistas' shocking ignorance about Mexican History. Their attempt to equate Cinco de Mayo with the Fourth of July is asinine.
Fact: Unlike our July 4th holiday, Cinco de Mayo is NOT, and NEVER HAS BEEN, Mexico's independence day.
Fact: Unlike our July 4th, which is a national holiday, Cinco de Mayo is NOT commemorated, in any meaningful way, in Mexico.
Compelling Rumor: The modern Cinco de Mayo festivities were PROMOTED in AMERICA, by an adult beverage manufacturer who wanted to sell more beer.
Fact: When those patriotic hormone gorilla's displayed our nation's red, white, and blue colors, they weren't making a 'statement' AGAINST Mexico. The were making a statement FOR America.
If that gavel wielding asshole, Judge James Ware hates Old Glory, and the inalienable individual liberty it represents, so f**king much, maybe he'd be much happier in the killing grounds south of the border. Go ahead, Judge Ware, make my f-ing day and GTFO, you miserable rat bastard.
October 28, 2011
Steaming Load: Islamikaze students whine that Catholic University's ubiquitous Cross Cult symbols violates their human rights.
Islamikaze inmates at a Rosary True Believer Stained Glass Tower (a religious university)? I don't have any problem wrapping my head around that one. Back in the day, I attended two Stained Glass Towers, which were perpetrated by sects different than the one I belonged to at the time. That experience serves me well, in regards to this incident.
In each case, I did what these Islamikazes can't - and won't - do. I arrived at each Stained Glass Tower with one thing fixed firmly in my mind. Since it was THEIR institute of higher learning, they got to set the ground rules. They also set the decor of their Stained Glass Tower reflect their belief system.
It's that last point which the Islamikazes refuse to tolerate. Like everything else, when dealing with Islamikazes, they DEMAND, that everyone else scuttle anything which the Islamikazes don't like. At Catholic University, that means all symbols of Catholicism must be eradicated, because the merest hint of any other religion, gives Islamikazes a boob-boo. We all know what that means. When an Islamikaze is forced to deal with something he, she, heshe, or it deems 'unIslamic', the whole WORLD will hear the cacophony of caterwauling.
In 60-page complaint to the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights, the tragically oppressed Islamikazes substantiated their richly deserved reputation as chronic complainers who invariably epitomize the phrase 'does not play well with others'.
The shyster piece of shit who is fronting for them, John Banzhaf, an Egghead at George Washington University Law School, pooped out this butt bullet:
Banzhaf said some Muslim students were particularly offended because they had to meditate in the school's chapels "and at the cathedral that looms over the entire campus – the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception."
"It shouldn't be too difficult somewhere on the campus for the university to set aside a small room where Muslims can pray without having to stare up and be looked down upon by a cross of Jesus," he told Fox News.
Banzhaf said that it is technically not illegal for Catholic University to refuse to provide rooms devoid of religious icons.
"It may not be illegal, but it suggests they are acting improperly and probably with malice," he said. "They do have to pray five times a day, they have to look around for empty classrooms and to be sitting there trying to do Muslim prayers with a big cross looking down or a picture of Jesus or a picture of the Pope is not very conductive to their religion." (Fox News)
Some of the 'oppressive' items which Islamikazes want eradicated at a CATHOLIC Stained Glass Tower include: crucifixes, pictures of the Popes, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians, and assorted other boo-boo inducing items. Above all of it - literally - is the most oppressive thing at Catholic University, which that shyster bastard, Banzhaf, deems egregiously 'offensive': "...the cathedral that looms over the entire campus - the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception."
A cathedral? A cathedral at a Catholic university? Have they no shame? I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you.
Once again, Islamikazes prove that they are fundamentally incapable of coexisting with individuals who are not Mecca Maniacs. If you don't give them exactly what they demand, they'll do their best to intimidate you into compliance, with threats and tantrums, until you 'volunteer' to do exactly what they demand.
The F**KING Islamkazes are long overdue for a bitch-slapping. They're long overdue for a non-negotiable STFU reality check. The F**KING Islamikazes need to learn what rational adults already know. They need to have it pounded into their head that, when you VOLUNTEER to attend Catholic University, you tacitly, agree to play by the rules set forth by the Roman Catholic Church. If you can't cope with that, it's YOUR problem, and that means you need to FIND ANOTHER SCHOOL, ASSHOLE. It's not all about you Islamikaze breath, so get over yourself.
October 15, 2011
Steaming Load: Je$$e Junior Wants An American Dictatorship
If you don't know that Je$$e's son, Je$$e Junior, is a liberty hating, Marxist piece of crap, WTFU! Junior is, you'll be thrilled to learn, an even bigger pile of turds than his celebrated daddy:
"I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past," Jackson said. "He's looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional."
"President Obama tends to idealize — and rightfully so — Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function," Jackson told TheDC at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.
"On several occasions now, we've seen … the Congress is in rebellion, determined, as Abraham Lincoln said, to wreck or ruin at all costs. I believe … in the direct hiring of 15 million unemployed Americans at $40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000 — that's a $600 billion stimulus. It could be a five-year program. For another $104 billion, we bailout all of the states … for another $100 billion, we bailout all of the cities," he said.
Jackson added that his $804 billion stimulus plan is the only way to solve the unemployment crisis. "I support the jobs plan. I support the president's re-election. I support Barack Obama," he said. "But at this hour, we need a plan that meets the size and scope of the problem to put the American people to work."
"We've got to go further. I support what [Obama] does. Clearly, Republicans are not going to be for it but if the administration can handle administratively what can be done, we should pursue it. And if there are extra-constitutional opportunities that allow the president administratively to put the people to work, he should pursue every single one of them," Jackson suggested. (Daily Caller)
"Extra-constitutional opportunities"? You want to subvert the Constitution you took an oath to "support and defend", the Constitution to which you swore to "bear true faith and all allegiance"? In case you forgot, you rat bastard, here's the oath you took after the chad punchers of Illinois were stupid enough to elect a hemorrhoid on humanity's asshole like you to the U.S. House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Attention JUNIOR, you steaming pile of turds. If it's a government by presidential decree you want, move to Hugo Chavez's outpost of dictator for life, tyranny. THIS is still the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, no thanks to titanic turd like you.
October 08, 2011
Steaming Load: Brit Korrectniks surrender to GLAAD BAAG whining.
Tired of being hounded by GLAAD BAAGs, Brit officials imposed a couple Korrections to official travel documents (passports)
Korrection 1: To spare the feelings of gender-swapping nads nippers - the transgendered - Brit officials expunged details about the passport holder's gender from all passports.
It would spare transgender people and those with both male and female organs from having to tick 'male' or 'female' boxes.
Supporters say it will solve the problem of embarrassing situations at border controls, where people whose sex appears to differ from that in their passport undergo questioning from guards.
As the rules stand, everyone must identify themselves as a man or women, even when they are undergoing sex-change therapy. (Daily Mail)
The GLAAD BAAGs want to erase all traces of gender and in J.O.E., they're getting away with it.
Korrection 2: 'Mother' and 'father' oppressed GLAAD BAAG couples wrangling one or more children, so the reviled terms will be supplemented with 'parent one' and 'parent two'.
The latest shift follows lobbying from gay rights groups, who argue that the current passport application form fails to recognise same-sex couples who are both officially registered as a child's parents.
Documents seen by the Daily Mail suggest the change was made as a result of lobbying by the gay rights group Stonewall.
The Home Office 'Diversity Strategy' states: 'IPS [the Identity and Passport Service] is working with Stonewall in response to an issue about having to name a "mother" and "father" on the passport application form.'
Officials accepted that the move was made following lobbying from gay rights groups who claimed it was discriminatory.
Admittedly, 'mother' and 'father' weren't thrown under the bus, this time, but it's just a matter of time. In a rational world, the forms would be tweaked to read "Father or Parent 1", and "Mother or Parent 2"
In J.O.E., the sperm donor is no longer a 'male' or a 'dad'. Likewise, the incubator is no longer a 'female' or a 'mom'. Welcome to the brave new world of Korrectness.
September 30, 2011
Steaming Load: Michael Bloomberg says you're too stupid to run your own life.
Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows what's best for you, and he's ready willing and downright eager to seize control of your life. Why? The omniscient Bloomberg thinks you're incapable of running your own life, so he plans to put aspects of your life - including what you're ALLOWED to eat - under Nanny State control:
Speaking on the government's role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, "There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is ultimately government's highest duty."
Earlier in his address Bloomberg lauded the past dietary efforts of NYC, "In 2009 we enacted the first restriction on cholesterol-free artificial trans fat in the city's food service establishments. Our licensing of street green card producer/vendors has greatly increased the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods with high rates of diet related diseases. And we've led a national salt reduction initiative and engaged 28 food manufacturers, supermarkets and restaurant chains to voluntarily commit to reducing excessive amounts of sodium in their products. (CNS News)
Bloomberg is a steaming pile of Big Brother wannabe shit who should be tarred, feathered and sent to a country organized the Mikey Bloomberg way: North Korea. Since the population is starving, he won't object to their diet.
September 24, 2011
Steaming Load: Italian town puts scientists on trial for the 309 deaths caused by a 2009 Italian earthquake.
On April 6, 2009, a magnitude 5.8 (Richter Scale) earthquake hit Central Italy, killing 309 people in L'Aquila, the epicenter of the quake. Two years later, L'Aquila residents are still looking for someone to blame for the hole left in their lives by the deaths of loved ones and the destruction of their property. Unable to put the screws to Old Ka-Boom, and unwilling to piss off the notoriously temperamental Mother Nature, the local prosecutors looked for easier prey and they found just what they needed.
This week, L'Aquila prosecutors pinned a 'quake death culprit' bull's-eye on six scientists and a bureaucrat, by charging them with manslaughter. Given the impossibility of predicting an earthquake with any meaningful precision, what, exactly, did the L'Aquila folks expect these scapegoats to do?
What can anyone do? In prime earthquake regions - Japan, Mexifornia, etc., the best the scientists can do is analyze the history of a given fault - if it's one of the known ones, and state the facts: it moves every X years and it's late, or still in the inactive window. The only meaningful earthquake countermeasure involves preparation. Are the local building codes capable of withstanding the largest quake a given fault can generate? Are the residents reminded, often, to stock up on emergency food and supplies? Is earthquake safety information readily available? Finally, do the locals know about the active faults in their area? That's it and most of it is up to Elected Tormentors and bureaucrats, not scientists.
As far as I can tell, the individuals on trial, belong to an Italian cabal, Italy's Commission of Grand Risks. Their sin, it seems is not being alarmist enough.
The prosecution team said they never intended to put science on trial, that they know it is not possible to predict an earthquake. What they are questioning is whether the six scientists and the official on trial, who together constitute Italy's Commission of Grand Risks, did their jobs properly.
That is, did they weigh up all the risks, and communicate these clearly to the authorities seeking their advice? The local investigator, Inspector Lorenzo Cavallo, said: "The Commission calmed the local population down following a number of earth tremors. After the quake, we heard people's accounts and they told us they changed their behaviour following the advice of the commission.
"It is our duty to investigate what has been said in each case and pass it on to the legal authority." (BBC)
If Italy's proper authorities didn't adequately prepare L'Aquila's citizens for an earthquake that nobody could stop and no one could predict with any meaningful degree of precision, then FIRE THEM. If scientists weren't alarmist enough to terrify the crap out of the locals, then take them off the taxpayer funded payroll. What you shouldn't do, is put them on trial for manslaughter, because an earthquake they couldn't stop, and couldn't predict with any useful precision, snuffed out 309 individuals.
If L'Aquila's zealous prosecutors succeed in convicting these scientists, it will send Italian scientists a very clear message. No matter how sure you are...no matter how iron clad the proof...no matter how great the danger to life and property a looming natural disaster is, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. Why? Because no matter what happens, if you share your expertise, someone will find a way to pin any disaster-caused deaths on YOU.
L'Aquila seems determined to road test the venerable axiom: when you punish something - science, in this instance - you'll get less of it, thereafter. If you jail a scientist because his best guess didn't get 'er done, you'll never get any scientist's best guess on anything. Good luck with that, self-inflicted wound Sparky.
September 09, 2011
Steaming Load: The One helps Islamikazes Paint a Bull's-Eye on Freedom of Speech
The proverbial camel's nose that is under the tent, is a Black Helicopter Club non-binding resolution - Resolution 16/18 - that was pooped out by the U.N.'s fatally flawed Human Rights Council. It paints a rhetorical bull's-eye on religious "stereotyping" and "negative profiling", but stops short of limiting freedom of speech. It's toothless, for now, but, that's a temporary situation, because Islamikazes plan to use it as launching pad toward what amounts to an international blasphemy law which applies EXCLUSIVELY, to Mecca Mania.
An unprecedented collaboration between the Obama administration and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC, formerly called the Organization of the Islamic Conference) to combat "Islamophobia" may soon result in the delegitimization of freedom of expression as a human right.
The administration is taking the lead in an international effort to "implement" a U.N. resolution against religious "stereotyping," specifically as applied to Islam. To be sure, it argues that the effort should not result in free-speech curbs. However, its partners in the collaboration, the 56 member states of the OIC, have no such qualms. Many of them police private speech through Islamic blasphemy laws and the OIC has long worked to see such codes applied universally. Under Muslim pressure, Western Europe now has laws against religious hate speech that serve as proxies for Islamic blasphemy codes. (National Review Online)
If/when these Islamikazes get their way, it will be a crime to get too real about Mecca Mania, but Islamikazes could slander Jews and Cross Cultists as much as they like. Why would The One go along with this bullshit? He's an Islamikaze loving, liberty hatin,g MARXIST, pile of shit, that's why.
What kind of 'speech' are the Islamikazes trying to snuff out? Here's an example plucked from the pages of your fishwrap:
Two Pakistani men, both Cross Cultists, were returning from an early morning prayer service, when they were intercepted by a group of young men, who belonged to Pakistan's dominant form of supernaturalism. A religious-themed exchange of pleasantries ensued, during which the group of young men attempted to bribe, and/or cajole, the Cross Cultists into switching supernaturalist teams. Despite the various inducements, the Cross Cultists declined the offer.
Unwilling to take 'no' for an answer, the group of young men armed themselves with tire irons, then demanded that the two Cross Cultists convert to Pakistan's dominant religion, or they would be beaten to death. One of the Cross Cultists had his jaw broken, and both were left with serious injuries. The only reason they survived is dumb luck. When their victims passed out, the group of club wielding young men thought they were dead, so they left them battered and bloodied, at the side of the road.
The young thugs weren't rampaging Mennonites. The young thugs weren't rampaging Scientologists. The young thugs weren't rampaging Pastafarians. They were members of the Religion of Peace, who were trying to beat two Christians into reciting the Islamikaze conversion creed - the Kalma. The members of the OIC might not want to hear about THAT, but I don't give a damn what they want.
This frontal assault on our liberty proves what We the PIGs keep saying: Like matter and antimatter, Mecca Mania and Inalienable Individual Liberty are fundamentally, explosively, incompatible. It's impossible for them to peacefully coexist, because they are diametrically opposed.
It's time to flush the United Nations, its fatally flawed Human Rights Council, the OIC (Organization of Islamikaze Coercion), and The One, out of our misery, before they condemn our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to history's scrapheap.
August 26, 2011
Steaming Load: General Electric and its CEO Jeffrey Immelt plunge a dagger into Uncle Sam's back.
While spewing empty words to business leaders promoting "American Jobs for American Workers", Jeffrey Immelt's company, was closing down certain GE operations in America then exporting thousands of 'American Jobs' to China. It's part of GE's corporate policy of tax avoidance, which yielded predictable results:
In 2010 GE didn't pay any federal taxes at all. It did this by hiring an army of lobbyists and tax lawyers, and by shifting businesses overseas.
Unwilling to rest on his laurels, Jeffrey Immelt trumped his own hypocrisy with an act of America betraying treachery that would make Benedict Arnold green with envy:
Worse than the simple act of moving jobs overseas, which is what many other businesses must do to compete in a heavily taxed environment, is the sharing of innovative technology secrets with China. GE has decided to sell highly sophisticated aircraft technology to the Chinese government. The technology being sold is the kind that goes into the military aircraft built by Boeing. (Human Events)
Jeffrey Immelt is a rancid pile of rat bastard shit, who doesn't give a flaming crap what happens to this country. Thanks to his treachery, he has transformed a company that was once an icon of American capitalism into a traitorous pile of turds which gives aid and comfort to our arch rival, China. GE is American, in name only, and does not deserve the support of sovereign American individuals.
Jeffry Immelt? Flush this son-of-a-bitch out of our misery. It can't happen too soon.
August 19, 2011
Steaming Load: Amnesty By POTUS Decree
If one chamber of Congress is in enemy hands and the other one too equally divided to get 'er done, how does a TRAITOROUS, SON OF A BITCH ram through AMNESTY FOR BORDER JUMPING SCUMBAGS without their consent? IF you're the steaming pile of COMMUNIST RAT BASTARD turds stinking up the Oval Office, the answer is horrifyingly simple.
All it takes is an Executive Order to another steaming pile of shit, Homeland Stupidity Secretary Jihad Janet Napolitano, ordering her to STOP ENFORCING America's immigration laws. Yes, it's still illegal to jump the American border, but what's the downside if, no matter how big a menace you might be to American society, you won't be deported? You can murder, rape, pillage, whatever, to your heart's content and nobody will give you a second look. Welcome to America, Senor Scumbag.
Yes, I know the Red Shed ASSHOLE-IN-CHIEF swears that Jihad Janet and her minions will be 'selective'. Yes, I know this America despising bastard swears that violent criminals will be sent home. I've heard too many outright lies from this (expletives deleted under strenuous protest) congenital liar, to believe anything he says, now.
I know I'll hate myself in the morning, but here is the latest pack of lies from the Dumbo Earred bullshit artist:
The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation, in a move that could grant a reprieve to so-called DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others.
The DREAM Act is a proposal in Congress to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance at legal status if they complete two years of college or military service. Though the bill has not passed, supporters and critics alike suggested Thursday's announcement could serve to unilaterally carry out its provisions.
A spokeswoman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform described the new policy as "blanket amnesty."
But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a letter to Senate Democrats that it would "enhance public safety" by focusing deportation efforts on those "who pose a threat."
Under the plan, DHS and the Department of Justice will review all cases in removal proceedings as well as any new cases to make sure those who are deported meet the kind of criteria established in a June 17 agency memo.
The memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton instructed staff to consider 19 factors when exercising "prosecutorial discretion" -- or the discretion an ICE attorney has in deciding whether and how to pursue an immigration case. The list includes factors similar to those in the DREAM Act, like whether someone arrived in the U.S. as a "young child," is pursuing an education or has served in the military.
Thursday's announcement goes beyond the memo by establishing a process to flag and exempt certain illegal immigrants from deportation. A team of attorneys and officials will be tasked with reviewing the more than 300,000 cases in the system.
An ICE memo obtained by FoxNews.com said the effort would not provide "categorical relief for any group," but would try to prevent "low-priority" cases -- like those not involving convicted criminals -- from clogging the system. (Fox News)
Isn't it about time that somebody tattooed "ENEMY COMBATANT" on Prompter Punk's scrawny butt then send him, the biggest enemy of America, in its history, to Club Gitmo where he belongs? I'm so fucking fed up with this (more expletives deleted despite strenuous protests) it can't be quantified. Flush the bastard, NOW, before it's too late.
August 12, 2011
Steaming Load: Uncle Sam says you have the RIGHT to a free cell phone.
It's the newest poverty perk that's funded by your tax dollars, but you're only entitled to pay for them, not use them, taxpayer Sparky. Apparently, written in invisible ink, there's a secret clause in the U.S. Constitution which confers the RIGHT to a free cell phone, at taxpayer expense, for the relentlessly needy. Bold New Concept.
ALG shares these poverty pimping particulars:
A perk of the program for low-income people is the cell phones are given to them for free. Some programs allow up to 250 free minutes a month. For a low-income person to qualify for a free cell phone program, including Lifeline or SafeLink, a person must meet federal low-income guidelines or qualify for one of many social service programs, including food stamps or Medicaid or even school lunch programs.
The Heritage Foundation summarizes the program:
"This particular program is covered by the federal Universal Service Fund. At first it received its money by essentially taxing telephone companies that provided long-distance service, with the money then being used to provide affordable rates for those living in less densely populated areas where phone service was more costly. However, in 1996, Congress voted to extend the use of this fund to subsidize low-income households and subsequently expanded the list of those required to pay into the fund to include: local telephone companies, wireless companies, paging services, and payphone providers. In 2008, the Federal Communications Commission began subsidizing cell phones for low-income households."
The price tag for this service in 2010 was $1.32 billion. Lifeline was the most prominent low-income program costing about $1.2 billion.
ALG nailed it, with this prose:
All Americans with a cell phone or land line provide funds to the federal Universal Service Fund. As more Americans become eligible for this program, the more money it will require. This kind of social welfare falls into the category of government-provided luxuries, not necessities.
Only in America is poverty described as a person with a place to live, a way to buy food, air conditioning and a cell phone.
A RIGHT to a free cell phone? That's a steaming load of crap that needs to be flushed.
August 5, 2011
Steaming Load: Mexifornia Group's Stealth Assault On Voter Initiatives.
I heard it, while listening to a Sanctuary City of Angels (PIGlish for L.A.) boom box station on the Internet. It sounds like any other public service announcement, but this one isn't your daddy's PSA. Perpetrated by a shadowy group named Californians Against Internet Theft (CAIT), it purports, with considerable drama, to be sounding the alarm about the dire identity theft danger an individual incurs, when he, she, heshe, or it signs a petition circulated by signature gathers.
Here, courtesy of Town Hall, is the essence of this egregiously manipulative bit of advertising:
In the radio ad, a knowledgeable-sounding husband informs his wife, who has just committed the atrocity of signing a petition at the market, "you put yourself at risk to identity theft" because petitions "may" be collected by "convicted felons and forgers."
"I even read that names and addresses on petitions were sent to other countries," says the husband.
"Who knows what they did with it?" exclaims the wife.
"Now we really need to watch our bank statements and credit information," the husband moans.
The flustered wife responds: "That's it! I'm not signing any more of those petitions."
Does a voter roll out a red 'steal my identity' carpet by signing a petition to put a voter initiative on Mexifornia's ballot ? I seriously doubt it, and so does the Town Hall scribbler:
What's the real risk of identity theft from signing a petition?
Well, first, note that CAIT doesn't bring to the public's attention even a single case of identity theft via initiative petition. Not one. Hmmmmmm.
Secondly, it is already against the law to send petition information out of the country, as the ad suggested.
The Bee reports that "[r]epresentatives for the Identity Theft Resource Center and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse" — two groups actually engaged in protecting folks from identity theft — "denounced the claims" made in the radio ad "as false and unmerited."
If this isn't about identity theft, what is it? If, like me, you guessed 'it's a frontal assault on the initiative process, you're in good company:
The group calls itself Californians Against Identity Theft (CAIT) and the radio spot is about identity theft. Well . . . sorta. Not really, though.
It's actually an attempt to frighten people about identity theft so that they will refrain from engaging in the democratic process by signing petitions to place citizen initiative measures on the ballot for voters to decide. A number of petitions now gather up steam for a batch of newly proposed ballot initiatives, some strongly opposed by organized labor.
Tom Adams, CAIT's secretary-treasurer, says "We're not targeting any particular ballot measures," but also refuses to disclose who is funding the effort, or why. The Sacramento Bee reports that the new Californians Against Identity Theft "does not appear to have any ties to established organizations dedicated to protecting consumers from identity theft."
Meanwhile, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California President Bob Balgenorth admits he helped brainstorm the idea, telling the Bee that people circulating petitions are "all paid bounty hunters," and adding, "I think the whole initiative process needs to be looked at."
So who, exactly is behind the CAIT? Nobody knows, but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that it's the handiwork of the usual deep-pocketed suspects in the state's neo-Marxist, Demoncrat Party controlling, public employee unions.
With this steaming pile of turds, the libertard lunatic fringe that dominates Mexifornia politics has reached a new low, when it comes to its relentless assaults on inalienable individual liberty. The CAIT assholes aren't against identity theft, a subject about which they don't give a flaming crap. CAIT is a group of COMMUNISTS Against Informed Taxpayers. For CAIT, an informed, intelligent, engaged, voter is a deadly threat to their stranglehold on Mexifornia's neo-Marxist, Demoncrat dominated state government.
CAIT needs to be exposed for the loathsome sham it is. Flush these liberty-hating turds? You better believe it Sparky.
July 23, 2011
Steaming Load: "Courageous Constraint" is a rule of engagement that's getting brave men and women killed in Afghanistan.
If you want to know why we're losing the war in Afghanistan, I can explain it in two words: "courageous constraint". What is that? It's a rule of engagement that is getting brave men and women in uniform killed, in Afghanistan. That last contention isn't Hambo hyperbole, because 'courageous constraint' played a critical role in the death of a Brit warrior, Sergeant Peter Rayner, whose life was cut short by one of the Taliban's roadside bombs.
Among other things, "courageous constraint" tells our troops in Afghanistan that they can be charged with MURDER if they shoot any Taliban, without permission from higher up the military chain of command. Courageous constraint also forces troops to sit and watch while the Taliban plant roadside bombs, because - I am NOT making this up - stopping them 'might wake up and upset the locals'. For similar reasons, troops were ordered not to use their mortars for illumination, when they encountered 'positively identified Taliban twerps.
For a firsthand report, I defer to a former Royal Marine, Craig Smith, who made this entry in his personal journal, during his six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan:
'After a few days it becomes apparent that when we positively identify people we cannot open fire!'
Branding the policy 'an absolute outrage' he added: 'This course of action will end up with one of us being a casualty - and I will lay the blame with command.'
He told the newspaper: 'In Kajaki I saw Taliban digging in IEDs and was denied the chance to do anything about it for fear of upsetting the locals. Permission to open fire was denied as it would alarm the population.'
And what, you ask, does the military brass have to say for itself? The Daily Mail shared these noxious news nuggets:
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: 'The whole point of a counter insurgency operation is to protect the civilian population.'
He said soldiers had to go through a series of stages before opening fire and were sometimes asked to exercise 'courageous restraint' even when shots had been fired. 'It is all about winning hearts and minds and using the least force possible,' the spokesman said. (Daily Mail)
If anyone should be charged with murder it's the titanic turd who is getting brave men and women killed, with a steaming pile of crap called "courageous constraint".
July 16, 2011
Steaming Load: When debt ceiling talks bog down, Barry resorts to fear and loathing.
Like all Demoncrats, like MOST pachyderm punks for that matter, Messiah Barry has no interest in, no intention of, reducing the out of control spending that has America hurtling toward a financial abyss. If he's aware of the impending collapse of the American economy, his only interest is finding a way to delay it until after the 2012 election cycle. If that proves undoable, he'll settle for some way to blame the meltdown which HE perpetrated on the Elephant Clan.
If you cut through all the crap, neither side is talking about a real, no shit, decrease in Nanny State spending. That option isn't even on the table. Instead, all they're REALLY talking about is how much they will increase spending for the next fiscal year. The Elephant Clan is okay with the increase, but they'll need to reduce it, around the edges, so they can run on a 'cutting spending to the bone' platform in 2012. Barry needs all the money he can steal, borrow and/or print, to buy the necessary votes to win re-election.
In theory, the two sides aren't that far apart, in REAL, financial terms. In practice, they're locked in a brutal battle over which clan gets saddled with the blame for the forthcoming second half of the double dip recession. Masterful when it comes to avoiding responsibility for his own actions, the Marxist Messiah has resorted to that mainstay of libertard politics, fear and loathing.
The Fear, was deployed during this POTUS - MSM exchange on the CBS Evening News:
Scott Pelley: Can you tell the folks at home no matter what happens that Social Security checks are going to go out on August the 3rd? There are about 20 billion dollars of Social Security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supposed to go into default.
Obama: Well this is not just a matter of Social Security checks, these are veterans checks, these are folks on disability, their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out –
Scott Pelley: Can you guarantee as President those checks will go out on August the 3rd?
Obama: I can not guarantee those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.
If Barry follows through with this threat, it won't be due to a lack of funds, it will be a deliberate, politically-motivated, move to panic senior citizens. It's the kind of shit I expect from a vile, America-hating, Jihadikaze-loving, Marxist son-of-a-bitch like Barry.
The loathing half of The Marxist Messiah's double whammy is the annoyingly familiar Demoncrat mantra which blames all the problems that they caused with their out of control spending on THE RICH. If only, they rant, THE RICH paid their fair share, the Demoncrats could keep on spending us into oblivion.
Leading the assault on America's achievers, the Marxist Messiah tries to whip the parasite rabble into a frenzy with essentially irrelevant bullshit about CEO remuneration, corporate jets and assorted other class envy crap. The class envy rant is one of those 'the more things change, they more they stay the same' endeavors that uses catch phrases like 'pay one's fair share', 'shared sacrifice', or 'make a more meaningful contribution' to justify this utterly, egregiously UNAMERICAN bull crap.
As usual, none of the Demoncrat class envy clowns wants to answer the OBVIOUS questions:
* How much of the money earned by THE RICH do you want? 50%, 75%, 95%, 110%?
* How much will THE RICH let you steal from them, before they 'shrug', as Ayn Rand put it? Sooner or later, THE RICH will get fed up with be a slave to your unrelenting need and say 'screw this crap'. What happens when there's no more income to steal from them?
* What are you going to do, after you take ALL OF THEIR MONEY, and find out what any rational adult already knows: it's still not enough?
* Who will you blame for the red ink tidal way created by your out of control spending when THE RICH are all gone?
* THE RICH can survive, thrive, without you, but you know, in your heart of hearts, that you can't survive without someone to plunder. When are you going to face up to that fact of existence?
It's time to cut through this fear and loathing bullshit and face those relentlessly intransigent pests: THE FACTS. Led by the responsibility-phobic Marxist Messiah, Uncle Sam has, once again, maxed out his credit card. With an election cycle already gearing up, the timing couldn't be worse. Instead of seeking ways to bring the HIS Regime's spending into line with its assets...instead of looking for ways to pay the card down, without damaging the economy further, The One is demanding unlimited credit because - to put it bluntly - it's not his money. If those pesky pachyderm punks won't cooperate, he'll terrify the seniors into a full blown panic with his fear campaign. If that's not enough, he'll send his parasite horde on a rampage with his loathing mantra.
Fear and loathing? Take that shit and shove it up your ass, you putrid pimple on humanity's butt.
July 09, 2011
Steaming Load: The Casey Anthony Verdict
In light of the verdicts in the Casey Anthony trial, today, I understand why lady justice wears a blindfold. I don't blame her for not wanting to watch what is done in her name. The question uppermost in my mind is why - given the stench rising from the rotting corpse of our so called justice system - she isn't holding her nose, instead of the now obsolete scales of justice?
I don't need to be chloroformed, duct taped, then dumped in a swamp to rot, to see the implications of this decision and those from assorted other high profile trials. What we mere mortals view as unpardonable crimes, enlightened jurors view in a different light. It happens after they are led to the promised land of Korrectness, where the only unforgivable crimes are being successful, self reliant, and that most reviled entity, a sovereign individual. For most other 'victims of society', there's a guilt absolving excuse:
Michael Jackson's perverted passion for young boys wasn't his fault. He couldn't help himself because his daddy was, and still is, a rat bastard. Rational adults couldn't hear his 'cry for help' but that Southern Mexifornia jury did.
O. J. Simpson's murderous rampage wasn't his fault. He couldn't help himself, because whitey had oppressed him into acting out against institutionalized racism. Rational adults couldn't hear his pleas for 'racial justice', but those morons on that L.A. jury could.
Casey Anthony, through neglect, stupidity, or malice, played a leading role in rendering her daughter room temperature then left her mortal remains to rot in a swamp, but it wasn't her fault. It wasn't her fault when she didn't even report Caylee's 'disappearance' for at least a month. It wasn't her fault when she partied while her daughter's body decomposed. It wasn't her fault when she lied, repeatedly, to everyone, including the police. None of it was her fault, because her daddy had sexually abused her. Rational adults couldn't hear the cries of the damaged child inside Casey, but 12 Florida fatheads did.
The 'visionary' jurors who rendered these verdicts have a tenuous connection to objective reality which enables them to hear these, and many other, disembodied voices. Curiously, by tuning in to the voices in their head, the jurors can't hear the cries for justice coming from Nicole Simpson, Ron Goldman, and Caylee Anthony. It's this special kind of hearing acuity which guarantees that 'victims' like O. J., Mikey, and Casey are no longer answerable to the laws that govern the rest of us...their oppressors...rational, adult, individuals.
When I look at a miscarriage of justice, like the one I just witnessed in Flori-DUH, I envy Lady Justice. I understand the blindfold, too, too, well. I'd understand even more, if she wore earplugs, and held her nose to block out the sickening stench of 'visionary' juror stupidity.
Caylee Anthony deserves justice. She didn't get it in that Florida courtroom. Maybe she'll get it in heaven, when her cries for justice motivate Old Ka-Boom to warm up his celestial smiter.
Parting shot: The bitch got away with it. Now, it's time for her to ca$h in and get rich for her role in the death of her rug rat daughter. Crime doesn't pay? Maybe, back in the day, but it's a slam dunk that the same kind of myopic asshole that voted 'Not Guilty' will reward this Anthony bitch. They'll be the first ones to buy her book, and the first ones to patronize the movie of HER valiant struggle against a justice system which just didn't understand how that 'the little brat was cramping my style'.
Caylee Anthony is dead, and this bitch is laughing all the way to the bank.
Caylee Anthony is dead, and, as far as I can tell, there isn't a single member of the Anthony family who gives a rat's ass.
Caylee Anthony is dead, and the shysters who got her mommy off the hook are dancing on the little girl's grave.
Caylee Anthony is dead and nobody will ever be held accountable for her untimely demise.
At times like this, objective reality really pisses me off.
July 01, 2011
Steaming Load: Feminazis bring gender warfare out in the open with suffocating stinker named "Egalia".
Talking social engineering off the scale, Swedish feminazis infused Swedish Educrap with a steaming pile of gender warfare crap. Ground zero for this stinker is a preschool named "Egalia". What the hell are they doing at this outpost of NO NAD indoctrination? What indeed.
The perpetrators spout drivel about fostering gender equality, a sales pitch which amounts to 'we're freeing our inmates from the tyranny of pre-defined gender identity'.
At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.
From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes.
"Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing," says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. "Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be."
If you need that translated, I'm up to the challenge. Boys will no longer be allowed to be boys, because the misandrists (women who HATE men and boys) running Egalia won't tolerate it.
At Egalia - the title connotes "equality" - boys and girls play together with a toy kitchen, waving plastic utensils and pretending to cook. One boy hides inside the toy stove, his head popping out through a hole.
Lego bricks and other building blocks are intentionally placed next to the kitchen, to make sure the children draw no mental barriers between cooking and construction. (WRAL)
Is Egalia a deliberate assault on boys will be boys? We the PIGs think so, but don't take our word for it:
Jay Belsky, a child psychologist at the University of California, Davis, said he's not aware of any other school like Egalia, and he questioned whether it was the right way to go.
"The kind of things that boys like to do - run around and turn sticks into swords - will soon be disapproved of," he said. "So gender neutrality at its worst is emasculating maleness." (WRAL)
The truth about the REAL agenda at Egalia is exposed by some noxious nuggets.
Nugget 1: GLAAD BAAG indoctrination
Director Lotta Rajalin notes that Egalia places a special emphasis on fostering an environment tolerant of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. From a bookcase, she pulls out a story about two male giraffes who are sad to be childless - until they come across an abandoned crocodile egg.
Nearly all the children's books deal with homosexual couples, single parents or adopted children. There are no "Snow White," ''Cinderella" or other classic fairy tales seen as cementing stereotypes.
Rajalin, 52, says the staff also try to help the children discover new ideas when they play.
"A concrete example could be when they're playing 'house' and the role of the mom already is taken and they start to squabble," she says. "Then we suggest two moms or three moms and so on."
Nugget 2: Who's behind the gender 'neutral' pronouns:
Egalia is unusual even for Sweden. Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her - "han" or "hon" in Swedish. Instead, they've have adopted the genderless "hen," a word that doesn't exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.
If you cut through all the crap, Egalia's vision of Utopia is a world populated, exclusively, by females. Until they can get that established, the Egalia feminazis will settled for a world dominated by females, where all the 'men' are GLAAD BAAGs.
Egalia is a steaming pile of turds that needs to be flushed.
June 25, 2011
Steaming Load His Neighbors Thank A Disabled Warrior, With A Kick In the Balls
Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens was injured while defending our liberty in Afghanistan. A serious head injury, coupled with a severe stroke, left this warrior partially paralyzed. He needed a home, a special kind of home, to make life easier for his entire family.
Help came from a group of patriotic Americans, whose mission in life is to build such homes for our vets:
Homes for Our Troops worked for four months with the Knob Hill Property Owners Association to get the design approved, according to John Gonsalves, the group's founder. But at an association meeting, members said the 2,700-square-foot home was too small and neighbors thought it would bring property values down, Gonsalves said. A cease-and-desist order was issued as the site was being prepared last week.
"We've done everything they've asked. For them to do this at the last minute is very disturbing," he said. "I don't think there's a community in America that shouldn't embrace this family after what they've sacrificed. No one deserves it more." (Augusta Chronicle)
And why, you ask, did this differently-patriotic homeowners association kick Sgt. Gittens while he was down? Because they're utter and complete assholes, would be my first guess, but they have a different excuse, one that's almost as vile: property values.
"What's important to understand is the family already lives here. They're a great family. We have no qualms with them, The problem is, that street down there has 5,000-square-foot homes all the way up and down the street there. ... It just doesn't fit. That's the whole issue." Homeowners association ASSHOLE, Tom Rogers.
If you're passing through Augusta (Georgia) and run into this Tom Rogers piece of shit, give him what he just gave Sean Gittens: a swift kick in the balls.
June 18, 2011
Steaming Load: One of the so-called 'moderate' Mecca Maniacs has a 'cure' for Islamikaze males' lack of sexual control.
[Normally, I inject some heated prose to get you steamed, but not this time. Why? Because this one should piss you off, one its own, without any Hambo hyperbole.
This MEMRI posting substantiates my contention that Mecca Mania and inalienable individual liberty are fundamentally incompatible.]
(MEMRI) — Following are excerpts a video posted by Kuwaiti political activist Salwa Al-Mteiri, which aired on the Internet on May 25, 2011:
Salwa Al-Mteiri: I asked [a Saudi mufti]: What is the law with regard to slave girls? The mufti told me that the law requires there to be a Muslim country raiding a Christian country – sorry, a non-Muslim country – and taking POWs. I asked him whether it was forbidden [to turn them into slaves], and he said that Islam does not prohibit having slave girls. On the contrary.
The law pertaining to slave girls is not the same as for free women. Free women must cover their bodies, except for their hands and faces. The slave girl must cover up from the bellybutton down. There is a big difference between slave girls and free women. With a free woman, the man must make a marriage contract, but with a slave girl – all he has to do is buy her. It's as if he married her. So there is a difference between slave girls and free women.
Here in Kuwait too, I asked religious scholars and experts about this, and they said that for the average, good religious man, the only way to avoid forbidden relations with women is to purchase slave girls.
I very much hope that such a law is legislated. Just like they allow servants, they should allow slave girls and legislate a proper law in this regard. We don't want our children to fall into the abyss of fornication and similar filth, God forbid. Allah willing, things will work out.
There are countries like Chechnya, which are at war with another country. In such a case, there must be POWs, so why not go and buy those prisoners? Is it better for them to be slaughtered over there? Go and buy them, and sell them to traders here in Kuwait.
[Mecca Maniac alleged men have no control over their sexual impulses, and what's their 'solution', enslave non-Islamikaze women and sexually abuse them. And these bastards call us barbarians? Give me a fucking break!]
June 11, 2011
Steaming Load: Smoke Nazis in jurisdictions from sea to shining sea are painting a bull's-eye on E Cigarettes.
E Cigarettes don't give off the dreaded second-hand smoke which is the driving force behind smoking bans. What looks like 'smoke' is, in fact, water vapor. In fact, there's no burning involved with the E-Cigarette at all, because a this faux smoke has an internal battery, which heats the liquid nicotine solution inside, releasing it into the user's mouth as a vapor.
In fact, this high tech smoke is much safer than its cancer stick counterparts, and does not pose any risk, whatsoever, to anyone lurking near the user. Furthermore, many 'experts' point out that the E Cigarette is a useful step on a smoker's road to kicking the habit.
In a rational world, Smoke Nazis would back off, butt out, and go f**k themselves, because the E Cigarette is, essentially, no harm, no foul. Unhappily, Smoke Nazi's aren't anyone's idea of 'rational', which explains the fact that in some states, localities, and workplaces from sea to shining sea, they are trying to ban these high tech faux smokes.
What's their damage, aside from a critical mass of dysfunctional synapses? They're foaming at the mouth fanatics who goose-step over anything remotely resembling smoking. If they painted a bull's-eye on candy cigarettes, did you really think they'd ignore E Cigarettes?
The Free State of PIG is fed up with Smoke Nazi bullshit. We the PIGs are fed up with their frontal assault on a LEGAL PRODUCT. We the PIGs think the only blatantly destructive, unambiguously dangerous, smoking related entities are - TA DA - Smoke Nazis. Perhaps it's time to paint a Nanny State bull's-eye on them, instead of sovereign individuals who have decided to partake of a legal product.
It's time to flush these Smoke Nazis out of our misery, because, among other things, what they're doing is utterly un-American.
June 03, 2011
Steaming Load: Uncle Sam's Thought Police
It's called FAST (Future Attribute Screening Technology) and it's the DHS's newest toy from its Big Brother workshop. Festooned with a variety of remote sensors, FAST scans a person, then reads your mind - measures your intent - based on certain physiological factors. What does it mean? Among other things, it proves my contention that George '1984' Orwell was a starry eyed optimist.
According to a Privacy Impact Assessment (PDF) released by the DHS in 2008, the technology is intended to measure a person's malintent -- the intent to cause harm.
"Behavioral scientists hypothesize that someone with malintent may act strangely, show mannerisms out of the norm, or experience extreme physiological reactions based on the extent, time, and consequences of the event," the report stated. "The FAST technology design capitalizes on these indicators to identify individuals exhibiting characteristics associated with malintent." (Raw Story)
Armed with 'data' from this device, the DHS can have you bagged, tagged, and dragged into involuntary confinement - without any legal processes - based on what this gizmo of theirs CLAIMS you're thinking. FAST is NOT a diagnostic tool used to prove something you've done. FAST is an Orwellian device that will rob you of your freedom, without a trial, or any other formalities because of what it - FAST - CLAIMS you MIGHT do.
Welcome to the Great American Police State where FAST tries and convicts you for your alleged thoughts. Welcome to a special circle of Orwellian hell where FAST's final words are "I know what you're thinking. Go to jail, go directly to jail".
May 27, 2011
Steaming Load: Korrecting The Curriculum in Oakland (Mexifornia)
The Educrats who infest Oakland's Rosewood Heights Elementary School reached a stunning new low, this week, with an outburst of jaw-dropping cess-school Korrectness. Hurling the 3-Rs under the school bus, they cleared the way for a one-hour class on - TA DA - GENDER DIVERSITY.
No wonder Little Johnny can't read. It also explains why Moonbeam sucks at math. They were too busy learning about 'all-girl geckos and transgender clownfish'. Leaving nothing to chance, the Rosewood Korrectniks will reinforce their gender diversity brainwashing with lesson plans tailored to each grade/age group.
The school also teaches students about the variety of families at the school and takes on the issue of bullying. "If we don't have a safe, nurturing class environment, it's going to be hard to learn. Really, the message behind this curriculum is there are different ways to be boys. There are different ways to be girls."
So, fourth- and fifth-grade students learned about the crazy world of gender within the animal kingdom with lessons about single-sex Hawaiian geckos, fish that switch genders and boy snakes that act "girly."
"That's a lot of variation in nature," Gender Spectrum trainer, Joel Baum, told the students. "Evolution comes up with some pretty funny ways for animals to reproduce."
And that same kind of diversity applies to people too, said Baum, the education director for the San Leandro nonprofit. For example, some boys can act like girls; some girls can have boy body parts; and some biological boys feel like a girl inside their hearts, he said. "It turns out that there are not just two options," he said (SF Gate)
I have a hot flash for brainwasher Joel, and all the other Moonbats who are perpetrating this farce. Humans - a label which technically includes these Moonbats - are sorted, by nature, into one of two categories. There are humans with poles and there are humans with holes. Is there anything else you want to know about gender diversity? I didn't think so, and it didn't take an hour to get 'er done.
Parting shot: I don't give a rip what these Oakland Moonbats call it. Their foray into 'gender diversity' is NOT education. It's indoctrination.
May 20, 2011
Steaming Load: By a 3-2 vote, Indiana's Supreme Court turned the Hoosier State into a POLICE STATE.
Indiana's Supreme Court ruling enabled the state's police departments to enter any home, at any time, for any reason. In fact, under the ruling, the police don't even need a reason. They don't even need a warrant, probable cause, or any of that 4th Amendment mandated stuff. In fact, under this ruling, the 4th Amendment no longer exists, because 3 black robed assholes just Goose-Stepped over it.
In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.
"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."
Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, and Justice Brent Dickson, a Hobart native, dissented from the ruling, saying the court's decision runs afoul of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
"In my view the majority sweeps with far too broad a brush by essentially telling Indiana citizens that government agents may now enter their homes illegally -- that is, without the necessity of a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances," Rucker said. "I disagree."
Rucker and Dickson suggested if the court had limited its permission for police entry to domestic violence situations they would have supported the ruling.
But Dickson said, "The wholesale abrogation of the historic right of a person to reasonably resist unlawful police entry into his dwelling is unwarranted and unnecessarily broad."
For those PIGsters who are into nostalgia, here's what the rat f**king bastards just ripped from the Constitution of the United States:
The 4th Amendment:
Amendment [IV] The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
What the ruling means:
The black robed assholes' dream of an American police state is now a sovereign individual's nightmare. In Indiana - for now - and from sea to shining sea - soon - the police can invade your home any time they want, as often as they want, and do anything they want while they're in your home. The police have UNLIMITED power and you have no say in the matter, because 3 pieces of black robed crap just dropped their drawers and took a crap on individual liberty. This kind of shit has no place in America.
What SHOULD happen:
If these black robed bastards what to turn back the clock, I'm game. If the black robes wanted a police state, they've got it. They've also got a rebellion on their hands and I fervently hope that the FIRST thing the outraged sovereign individuals of Indiana do is track these son-of-a-bitches down, drag them into the street, then give them some very rough, 'we're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore' justice. Personally, I see no problem with my lovely bride's all-purpose solution: just shoot the bastards. But, if 'cooler' heads prevail, tar & feathers, then a one-way trip out of the state is the LEAST they deserve. Flush these scumbags? Oh HELL yes.
May 13, 2011
Steaming Load: Big Brother is a few years late, but he's off to a running start in MEXAS, of all places.
Borrowing a page, several of them, from George Orwell's '1984', some Mexas Food Nazis are promoting "Big Brother Is Watching" from hyperbole to the lofty realm of 'HOLY CRAP'! How? You're going to be thrilled.
With $2 million dollars of OUR money burning a hole in his pocket, Uncle Sam laundered it through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, which landed with a resounding THUD, in San Antonio, Mexas. Fronted by a San Antonio-based Food Nazi cabal - Social & Health Research Center - Uncle Sam will deploy a high tech camera system in the lunch rooms of five of San Antonio's elementary cess-schools.
Why is he using the spy cams? Because, Big Brother wants to watch Moonbeam and Little Johnny, while they go through their lunchroom paces. The all seeing cameras will let Food Nazis tabulate what the tykes pile on their plates, make note of what they actually eat, then talley all items slated for the trash can.
Here's how they plan to get 'er done:
Here's how it works: Students are assigned lunch trays with a unique bar code. After the children load up their plates down the line - mashed potatoes or green beans? french fries or fruit? - a camera above the cashier takes a picture of each tray.
When lunch is over and the kids return their plates to the kitchen, another camera takes a snapshot of what's left on the tray. Software then analyzes the before and after photos to calculate calories consumed and, said Dr. Trevino, a report of nutrients in the foods. (Washington Times)
And so it begins. It's a couple decades after Orwell's infamous '1984', but this is right out of Big Brother's playbook. Admittedly, this opening, Big Brother, move appears harmless, but that's the way this kind of crap always starts. The next set of Big Brother 'eyes' might be equally benign, but that's par for the course, too. Unless we're vigilant, We the People will do nothing, while Big Brother's eyes spread an increment at a time, until the day we wake the f**k up in a full blown, Orwellian, '1984' America.
We the PIGs are singularly unamused, by this Orwellian butt bullet which has no place in this land conceived in liberty. FLUSH IT? You better believe it, Sparky.
May 06, 2011
Steaming Load 1: German Judge Says Nein To Freedom Of Speech
The essential elements in this liberty-nuking saga, are German Chancellor Angel Merkel, Hamburg Judge Heinz Uthmann, a Kraut Law which forbids "rewarding and approving" of crimes, plus a room temperature terrorist name Osama bin Laden. Confused? No sweat, I'll bring you up to speed.
The fun started, on the Monday after U.S. Navy Seals put bin Laden out of our misery. That's when Chancellor Merkel state that she was "glad" our Navy Seals had killed bin Laden. Here in the USA, such a comment would be well received, by a critical mass of Americans. In the Fatherland, however, Angel Merkel's 'good riddance' response elicited a tidal wave of blowback from a wide spectrum of Germans, including members of her own center-right political coalition.
The public and political response, as memorable as it might be, is nothing, compared to the Moonbattery of Hamburg Judge Heinz Uthmann, who filed a criminal complaint against Chancellor Merkel, accusing her of violating section140 of the German Criminal Code which paints a judicial system bull's-eye on "rewarding and approving" of crimes. Crime? To this Kraut black robe, putting a couple well-aimed bullets in bin Laden is "homicide", a crime which Merkel is accused of 'approving'. Blah, blah, blah.
Judge Uthmann needs to get his head out of his ass. Gunning down bin Laden isn't a crime, it's a public service which makes the world a better, safer, place.
Steaming Load 2: Danish High Court Bangs The Gavel Down Against Freedom of Speech
Lars Hedegaard, President of the Danish Free Press Society and the International Free Press Society, found out, the hard way, that liberty is - at best - on life support in his native land. His header into Islamikaze-inspired tyranny was not spawned by something he printed/published. His troubles stem from something he said during an interview.
During his interview, Lars painted a rhetorical bull's-eye on that bastion of many Islamikaze 'cultures', the honor killing. Apparently, in Denmark, a rational adult isn't allowed to get real about the murder of Islamikaze females - adults and children alike - who, some damn how, tarnish the family name. Lars got that thrilling news, this week, when a Danish court, overturned a lower court acquittal and nailed Lars for - TA DA - racism. That's right, PIGsters, in Denmark, it's racist to point out what a vile, loathsome, and no bullshit EVIL thing it is when Mecca Maniac alleged 'men' kill women in the name of the family honor.
This just in! The Islamikaze conquest of Denmark is thisclose to being a fait accompli. How do they say 'Mission Accomplished' in Islamikaze?
April 22, 2011
Steaming Load: Labor union toadies on the NLRB sue Boeing for building a new production line in a right to work state.
Spouting drivel about "union retaliation", the Obama Regime's capitalist hating NLRB used a contentious strike - and its aftermath - at their plant in Washington state, in 2008, as an excuse to drag Boeing into court. The real reason for this punitive assault on Boeing is the fact that Boeing's suits decided to move their new production line to a more welcoming environment, South Carolina, which is a right to work state.
Rightfully, Boeing is going to fight the NLRB decision to sue them. One irony of the case is that Obama's recently appointed Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, served as a member of Boeing's Board of Directors when the company decided to create jobs in South Carolina by building a production line in the right to work state.
And that is the heart of the matter. South Carolina is a right to work state whose voters this past November overwhelmingly amended their state's constitution to ensure that a worker has the right to vote on whether they want to be represented by a labor union. The workers at the Boeing plant in South Carolina have also taken the bold step of booting out the union that represented them, effectively ending the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers stranglehold on Boeing production. (Net Right Daily)
Ironically, if the NLRB wins, their union masters will still lose, since, Boeing - and numerous other companies - will probably emulate firms like G.E. which closed down its (unionized) production plants in the USA and moved them overseas to (non union) China.
The NLRB has never been my idea of a good time, for a variety of reasons. That's doubly true, now that the Obama Regime is using it to punish capitalists who refuse to worship at the feet of the Marxist Messiah who is destroying this once great nation.
Steaming Load: Barry uses executive order to muzzle his political opponents.
When it comes to elections, the Narcissist in Chief hates a level playing field. In 2008, he avoided that 'leveling', when he pulled a fast one on Juan McCain. At that time, Barry made noises about using public funding for the campaign, a move that restricts a candidates funding sources majorly. After Juan took the bait and locked his campaign into public funding, Barry pulled a switch, by using private funding, after all. It allowed him to amass a $750 million war chest, from sources he's still unwilling to reveal.
The 'level' playing field made a timely comeback, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that allowed 'unlimited' spending by unions, corporations, and certain other groups. As a result, the Elephant Clan attracted enough donors to deliver a painful political blow to the Demoncrats in the 2010 Mid-term elections. Still smarting from that defeat, Barry, who has, reputedly, amassed more than one BILLION dollars for his campaign - from sources he refuses to identify - wants to make sure that the level playing field stays out of his misery.
He plans to get that done, with his executive order:
Democratic President Barack Obama was outspoken in his criticism of the ruling and the White House said an executive order had been drafted to force federal contractors to disclose anonymous campaign donations.
Obama, who officially announced his 2012 reelection campaign this month, has not yet signed the order, which would also identify donations to 'third party entities' that Democrats blame for some of the most aggressive ads.
Republicans criticized the move as an attempt to muzzle critics of Obama's administration. (Reuters)
The hypocrisy here is off the scale. The Narcissist in Chief - the most secretive motherfucker who has ever lurked in the Oval office had the temerity to march under the banners of 'transparency' and 'full disclosure'! Seriously? What a fucking load of bullshit!
He's rolling in union money and Soros money, but he's not ever going to admit THAT, publically or privately. Instead, he will tilt the political playing field, by imposing 'do as I say, not as I do' restrictions on any donor who might want to fund a 'Dump Barry' campaign.
Messiah Barry is a giant turd who needs to be flushed out of our misery, ASAP.
April 15, 2011
Steaming Load: Uncle Sam's Airport Gate goons target children.
Are there known terrorists lurking in our nation's airports? You better believe it, and they ALL seem to be wearing TSA badges. Based on several well-publicized events, TSA takes particular delight in picking on tykes. I guess they get a thrill scaring the tykes right in front of parents who are powerless to interfere. It's doubly infuriating since these are the same asshats who let burka clad Islamikazes sail on through, because checking THEM would be - GASP - profiling.
I guess I missed the memo that warned of 6 year old blonde terrorists. Shame on me. It still seems like TSA is 'searching' everyone - nuns, seniors in wheelchairs, infants, etc. - except those most likely to be a terrorist: Mecca Maniacs - usually male - between the ages of 20 and 40. I might have more confidence in TSA if it wasn't part of Jihad Janet's cabal.
Here, for your edification, are the pertinent facts about the latest TSA child mauling obscenity:
ABC -The family of the 6-year-old girl who received a pat down at airport security in New Orleans said today there needs to be a different screening process for children.
"We struggle to teach our kids to protect themselves, to say 'no, it's not ok to touch me in this way in this area," the girl's mother, Selena Drexel, said. "Yet here we are saying it's ok for these people." If we don't find other ways we're making them more vulnerable, she said.
Drexel and her husband, Dr. Todd Drexel, of Bowling Green, Ky., appeared this morning in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America."
A video of the couple's daughter going through the screening went viral on the Internet, getting thousands of views on sites like YouTube. It shows a TSA agent rubbing the young girl's inner thighs and running her fingers inside the top of the girl's blue jeans.
The Drexels said they stood powerless, watching as their daughter was patted down.
"I did ask for alternatives, I asked for her to be rescanned," Selena Drexel said. "They just refused and said they were going to do what they were going to do."
Selena Drexel said she could only speculate as to why the 6-year-old was selected for the pat down. She said that the TSA supervisor made it clear "non-verbally" that there would be trouble if she caused a fuss.
The girl's father said that while his daughter was polite and respectful during the screening, she broke down into tears afterwards.
"Initially she was just confused," Todd Drexel said. "She really didn't understand what she had done wrong." He said he and his wife struggled with how to explain to their child what had happened after teaching her previously it was not ok to be touched in certain places. "Now she's been pat down in a public setting, in an airport."
When I broached this topic on FaceBook - responding to someone else's posting - I got hammered by the Kool-Aid swillers who seem to be 'in' on this new threat. Tyke Terrorists? Seriously? I've heard about the 'terrible twos', but this is a new one on me.
The wenchlet, in this case, wasn't manhandled, that much, but it had to freak her, having some stranger maul her. Another instance, one including an 8 year old lad, surfaced, after this one, and, in that case, the TSA pervert, reportedly, coped a feel, and THEN SOME, of the lad's nads.
Why is the TSA so diligent with those least likely to be terrorists and so predictably lax with those most likely to be terrorists, Islamikazes? I don't have an answer, but I do have a prediction. Sooner or later, some old school dude is going to snap, when he watches some dreg of society, groping his wife, daughters, and sons. Sooner or later, some TSA asshole is going to get his, her, hisher, or its ass stomped. When that happens, I will be the one cheering, while he starts collecting money for a defense fun.
Unhand our kids, TSA assholes.
April 08, 2011
Steaming Load: Asinine rules of engagement denied a young Brit woman timely paramedic assistance, leaving her brain damaged.
Caren Paterson's life changed, forever, when a bureaucratic brain fart denied her timely medical care. The drama started, when the 33 year old Brit woman collapsed in the bedroom of her London apartment. Within seconds she suffered from breathing difficulties. Luckily, her boyfriend was there to place an emergency call to 999 (Brit version of 911).
In a matter of minutes, the paramedics where in the neighborhood, but their arrival was delayed for an additional two hours, due to those suffocating rules of engagement. According to their data, Caren's address had been red flagged as 'high risk' by the ambulance service. So what? So they sat 100 yards from a woman in desperate need of immediate care and waited nearly 2 hours for a police escort to arrive.
Meanwhile, Caren's lips were turning blue and her breathing difficulties seem to be getting worse, prompting her frantic boyfriend to place two additional calls to 999. When the paramedics did arrive, the damage was already done, because her brain was permanently damaged due to a lack of oxygen. She had also suffered cardiac arrest.
Caren fell victim to a perfect storm of regulatory bull crap which destroyed her life and condemned her to a living death in a long term care hospital where she requires round-the-clock care. The closest I can come to 'good news' is this: after a lengthy legal battled, the London Ambulance Service owned up to 11 infractions, then promised to pay for Caren's ongoing medical care.
When, exactly, did common sense become extinct in J.O.E.?
Steaming Load 2: With the 2012 Oval Office Derby getting an early start, the Obama Regime is shoring up his support, with taxpayer $$$ with payoffs to unions and firms, including the 'impartial journalists at the Washington Post and CBS Corporation.
The 'official' name of this stinker is the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP). It's one of those things buried in Obamacare that the Boxtox Bitch promised we'd discover, after DeathCare was signed, sealed and delivered. Besides, who is going to notice this $5 billion dollar slush fund in a behemoth legicrap turd whose real price tag is over a trillion dollars (a 1 followed by a dozen 0s).
In theory, the money from this slush fund helps the designated entities (companies, states, labor unions) pay for the health insurance of early retirees, until they are eligible for Medicare. In practice, these stolen taxpayer dollars shore up The One's political base. That's proven by the recipients of these bribes...payoffs...subsidies.
The United Auto Workers ($206,798,086), General Electric ($36,607,818), GM-Government Motors ($19,002,669), Teamsters (at least $6,000,000). Furthermore, millions of dollars when to these key Obamunist supporters: the United Mine Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers, the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
These firms were also allowed to swill from the taxpayer funded trough: AT&T ($140,022,949), Verizon ($91,702,538), IBM ($12,989,690).
The most newsworthy entities on the receiving end are, as noted at the start of this rant, CBS ($722,388) and the Washington Post ($573,217). Granted, it's not big buck$, compared to the other handouts, but the amount isn't the point. The essential fact here this: the Obama Regime is using OUR money to pay for favorable press, during the forthcoming Oval Office Derby.
Barry Obama is a steaming pile of political shit who is using money stolen from We the People to buy a second term in the Oval Office. His bribes, the entities that accept them, and Barry himself are rancid butt bullets who must be flushed out of our misery, NOW.
April 01, 2011
Steaming Load: Uncle Sam paints a bigger shyster bull's-eye on capitalists.
From the day Bush 41 signed it, the American's With Disabilities Act has been a shyster's wet dream. That's why I call it by its proper name 'The Shyster Full Employment Act'. As bad as it is - and it SUCKS - the Obama Regime made it worse. How? You're going to be thrilled.
Until now, when an employee wanted to play ADA bingo, the burden of proof was on hin, her, himher, or it, because they had to prove that their condition constituted a 'disability' which required $$$ and/or coddling from the relevant employer. Those rules of engagement were scuttled by the EEOC, which just made this shyster assault on capitalists much easier.
The ADA, originally passed in 1990 and updated by Congress in 2008, originally defined disability as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity."
When a worker satisfies the definition, employers must provide reasonable accommodations. For years, employers and employees have clashed over who truly qualifies for the sometimes-costly modifications to workplace duties and schedules. Attorney Condon McGlothlen says the new regulations could have a profound impact on that debate.
"Before, perhaps 40 million people were covered by the ADA. That number will increase significantly," McGlothlen told Fox News. "Some people might even say that a majority of Americans are covered as disabled under the law."
EEOC Commissioner Chai Felblum said the agency worked hard to find compromise between the business and disability communities, and she's optimistic the new regulations provide the right balance. "These are workable guidelines that will help people with disabilities, and it will be workable for employers," Feldblum said.
Although the new regulations cannot classify any condition as a disability per se, there is a list of maladies that will be viewed that way "in virtually all cases." The list includes: autism, diabetes, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Overall, lawyers for employers say the regulations shift the burden of proof in disability claims. (Fox)
This Shyster Full Employment Act is one steaming pile of crap that really is "George Bush's fault". It's one of the reasons I am an independent, and not a Republican. We the People should have flushed it, a long time ago. Because we didn't get it done, then, we're paying for our mistake, now.
March 18, 2011
Steaming Load: Public Employee Unions track down Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's largest campaign $upporters then send them a threatening letter.
In 2011, it’s barely newsworthy when a public employee cabal blatantly intimidates its political opponents. It’s hardly worth mentioning, even in those instances, like this one, where, in addition to intimidation, the public employee goons resort to extortion. Been there, heard that, still hate it, sums up a rational adult response, in such instances...except...
What if the public employee unions involved are police collectives - Dade County (Wisconsin) Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Madison Police Officers Association, Wisconsin Professional Police Association? What if the public employee unions involved are firefighters’ collectives - Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin, International Association of Firefighters? What if they send out threatening letters to the business owners who were Governor Scott Walker’s largest supporters during his successful run for the Governorship in 2010? That’s exactly what happened, this month.
First, this rhetorical cudgel whines about the Governor Walker dared to ‘eviscerate public employees’ right to collectively bargain’, omitting, of course some inconvenient truths. For example, they didn't mention that the change puts Wisconsin much closer to their federal counterparts, who have no collective bargaining rights, at all. Anyway, with that out of the way, the intimidation begins.
We know who you are:
"As you also know, Scott Walker did not campaign on this issue when he ran for office. If he had, we are confident that you would not be listed among his largest contributors..."
We EXPECT you to do the RIGHT thing - remember we’re your police and fire protection, business owner Sparky:
"...we are contacting you now to request your support. The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin..."
You have one week to see things our way (Letter dated March 10, 2011):
"While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities."
Support us ‘voluntarily’ OR ELSE:
"In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table."
The unstated, but implicit, message is clear. We’re the ones who provide your police and fire protection, so think twice, before you deliberately piss us off. Suffice it to say...if you ever need our professional services...good luck with that. We’ll respond, eventually, unless it slips our mind...you know how frantic our kind of work gets.
Is this blatant extortion? You better fucking believe it, We the People Sparky. These public employee thugs - especially those working as police offices and firefighters - are beneath contempt. They are running a ‘protection’ racket and don’t give a crap who knows it. They are no better than a common mugger, no different than a mobster who intimidates business owners with blatant threats like: it would be a damn shame if something happened to your business, but we can make sure it doesn’t, if you give in to our demands.
If America still had rational adults in charge of the Justice Department, these public employee extortionists would be investigated for racketeering and sent to a federal prison where they’ll meet other scumbags of their ilk. Since that’s never going to happen under Eric Holder and his daddy, The One, it’s up to the rational adults in Wisconsin to do what they can. Wisconsin’s rational adults should fire every fucking asshole who supports this extortion under color of authority. If you live in Wisconsin and any of these groups, or any of its members, asks for your support, in any way, tell them to get fucked.
Parting shot: If you think this rant is long on hyperbole and short on ‘fact’, consider what happened, when some Wisconsin citizens tried to exercise their inalienable individual liberty, after the Madison meltdown. They made at least 1,000 calls, to alert people in the area that they would be gathering signatures on a petition to recall one of the fleebagger (Demoncrat, DUH) State Senators. It didn’t go as smoothly as they wanted, or needed:
Upon arrival, members of the recall committee were encircled by union protesters carrying signs and a leader with a mega phone who began chanting and ranting loudly. They packed in tightly around the petition collection table so as to prevent those attempting to sign from doing so. At one point, a pro union protester, pretending to be interested in signing the petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petition form, than began ripping up the completed petitions that were in close proximity.
The policemen who were there, and who were standing in close proximity to these events as they unfolded, did nothing to assist those collecting the petitions as they were being destroyed, [emphasis added] despite such an action being a Felony under Wisconsin law. Police also did nothing to clear the walk way for citizens that wanted to sign the petitions. Recall Committee members received many phone calls the following day from Merill area citizens who stated that they showed up to sign the petition, but were too afraid to get out of their vehicles and approach the recall table. (WTMJ)
Based on the extortion letter, and incidents like this one, one thing is painfully clear: the unionized police in Wisconsin are vermin. They are 21st century reincarnations of the public employee enforcers who made life an unrelenting hell in Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, and still operate in North Korea, Iran, Hugostan.
If you live in Wisconsin, you must confront this painful truth: the unionized, badge packing Wisconsin scum don’t deserve your respect, or your support. All they have coming is your contempt. If you don’t live in Wisconsin, don’t feel too smug, especially if your police are unionized, because this might happen in your backyard, too, especially if, like Wisconsin, you try to reassert your authority over YOUR public employees.
[Scribbler's note: Am I painting all Wisconsin cops with the same broad brush? Yup? Is that right, or fair? Nope. BUT, my statements stand, until a group of Wisconsin cops speaks out, publically, against this kind of un-fucking-American thuggery.]
March 11, 2011
Steaming Load: Affirmative Action Makes Landfall at the Pentagon
Uncle Sam’s military brass is no longer interested in finding another George Patton, Bull Halsey, Chester Nimitz, U.S. Grant, or any other outstanding male leader with impeccable leadership qualifications who was born WHITE. Whitey, no matter how exceptional his, her, hisher, or its military prowess, need not apply. Why? Because Uncle Sam would much rather field a properly-diverse top brass, and LOSE, than field the best and brightest warriors - regardless of their racial pedigree - and emerge victorious.
This steaming pile of Korrectness was pooped out by the Demoncrat dominated Congress in 2009, when they ordered the Pentagon brass to produce a report on diversity in our military ranks. Admittedly, this isn’t the first outburst of Korrectness in the Pentagon, but it is, without question, the most vile, because if enacted, it elevates a person’s pedigree over his, her, hisher, or its military prowess.
It’s hardly shocking that the Demoncrat Korrectniks get the recommendations that they wanted, from a pile of turds named ‘the Military Leadership Diversity Commission’.
Yahoo News dispensed these fetid facts about the commission’s report:
Efforts over the years to develop a more equal opportunity military have increased the number of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the ranks of leadership. But, the report said, "despite undeniable successes ... the armed forces have not yet succeeded in developing a continuing stream of leaders who are as diverse as the nation they serve."
"This problem will only become more acute as the racial, ethnic and cultural makeup of the United States continues to change," said the report from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, whose more than two dozen members included current and former military personnel as well as businessmen and other civilians.
Having military brass that better mirrors the nation can inspire future recruits and help create trust among the general population, the commission said.
Among recommendations is that the military eliminate policies that exclude women from combat units, phasing in additional career fields and units that they can be assigned to as long as they are qualified. A 1994 combat exclusion policy bans women from being assigned to ground combat units below the brigade level even though women have for years served in combat situations.
"If you look at today's battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan, it's not like it was in the Cold War, when we had a defined battlefield," retired Air Force Gen. Lester L. Lyles, the commission's chairman, said in an interview. "Women serve — and they lead — military security, military police units, air defense units, intelligence units, all of which have to be right there with combat veterans in order to do the job appropriately."
Because they are technically attached to, but not assigned to, combat units, they don't get credit for being in combat arms, something important for promotion to the most senior ranks...
Stretching the definition of diversity, the report also said the military must harness people with a greater range of skills and backgrounds in, for instance, cyber systems, languages and cultural knowledge to be able to operate in an era of new threats and to collaborate with international partners and others.
I don’t give damn who these butt bullets on the commission are, because, in my considered opinion they are giving aid and comfort to our enemies. They are kicking excellence out of the U.S. military and replacing it with racial bean counting.
Victory, apparently, is no longer the a top priority in the Pentagon. Defeat, is now just as good, because all that matters is keeping Uncle Sam’s racial bean counters happy. If our men and women get killed, because the new, properly-diverse brass is comprised, entirely, of military morons, that’s just peachy.
These titanic turds on this Military Leadership Diversity Commission are traitors who have deliberately betrayed the men and women who defend our liberty with their lives. How many of our brave warriors must die from this insanity, before these putrid brass hat pissants confront an non-negotiable fact of existence: a politically correct army is a LOSING army.
March 04, 2011
Steaming Load: Mind-Numbing Pentagon Korrectness
The first aftershock from the demise of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is already rumbling through the ranks of Uncle Sam’s military. I’m compelled to admit that I never saw this one coming. Apparently, my ‘dark vision’ needs to be recalibrated, because, never in my wildest nightmare did I think the Pentagon brass would be this f**king stupid.
What the hell am I talking about? I’m talking about sensitivity training. I’m talking about sensitivity training for combat troops. I talking about sensitivity training for combat troops - not at their stateside bases - but on the BATTLEFIELD!
The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units.
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man in Afghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops fight Taliban militants. (Washington Times)
Under OPTIMUM circumstances, sensitivity training is ASININE. Taking that steaming pile of politically correct turds to our front lines in Afghanistan is fucking INSANE!
February 25, 2011
Steaming Load: Pampered Ivory Tower pukes dishonor a brave man.
Anthony Maschek is a former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. who has been to hell and back, after being shot 11 times during a February 2008 firefight in Northern Iraq. His injuries included wounds to his chest, arm and abdomen, plus wounds which broke both of his legs.
After a two year stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Anthony got on with his life, when he enrolled at Columbia University in August 2010. By so doing, he put himself on a different kind of battlefield, one which is, by and large, deep inside enemy territory.
Anthony got all the proof he needed that his Ivy League Ivory Tower is enemy territory, this week, during a town hall meeting. When Anthony stepped up to the microphone to exercise the freedom of speech he defended on the battlefield, he tried to speak in favor of the ROTC returning to the Ivory Tower. He tried, but once again, he was targeted by enemy fire - rhetorical fire - when the pampered pukes attending the town hall hissed, booed, heckled, jeered and laughed at a man who got shot 11 times, defending the Columbia pukes’ inherent right to act like utter, and complete assholes.
This pagan scribbler, unflinchingly, supports the Columbia pukes’ inalienable right to act like titanic turds. BUT, I have no use, whatsoever, with pampered assholes who can’t/won’t show respect for a man, a real man, who was peppered by 11 bullets while he was defending the right of these Ivy League ingrates to act like steaming piles of shit. DIAF Ivy League turds, DIAF.
February 18, 2011
Steaming Load 1: Three people are dead because a DECADE ago, the border jumper coddling sons-of-bitches in positions of authority didn’t do their f**king job.
For some reason, nobody booted Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro out of America, after his deportation order was signed, sealed, and delivered. Because of that dereliction of duty, a decade later, Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro armed himself with a firearm and a knife, then went on a murder rampage.
This Slavadoran piece of shit invaded a Georgetown South (Virginia) home, where he murdered two people - Brenda Ashcraft and her son William - and injured two others. Just getting started, he headed for another home, a few blocks away, where he shot and killed Julio Cesar Ulloa then assaulted a 77-year-old woman with his knife.
I hope Virginia has the death penalty, because we need to put this border jumping murderer out of our misery. He's not the only one who should answer for this crime. I don’t care if it was neglect, or deliberate, letting this rat bastard stay after his deportation order is intolerable. The relevant officials should be charged with murder, right along with this Salvadoran piece of shit.
Steaming Load 2: Uncle Sam bolsters the ‘American guns spawn Mexican drug gang violence’ canard by smuggling guns into Mexico.
Whenever a rational adult cites the bloody rampages of drug gangs in Mexico, the Obama Regime responds with ‘American guns are the real problem’. I’m not sure what guns have to do with beheading law enforcement officers and other Mexican officials, but I’m sure Barry has some asinine explanation.
When the facts didn’t seal the deal, The One ordered his Department of Injustice to ‘fix it’. The ‘hands on’ aspect of this titanic turd was perpetrated by a DOJ agency - the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In case you wondered, ‘hands on’, in this context, translates as ‘the ATF smuggled guns into Mexico’. Why did they do it? To provide a headline grabbing, show and tell, exhibit, whenever they blamed the violence that continues to ravage Mexico on American firearms.
As bad as this sounds, it gets worse, because one of the guns the ATF smuggled into Mexico was used to murder Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry in December 2010.
When whistleblowers inside the ATF spilled the beans and the story first emerged, in the waning days of December 2010, the DOJ circled the wagons.
When the DOJ spewed their self-serving bull crap, the usual suspects in the MSM tried to sweep the story under the rug. Their propagana might have worked, if it wasn’t for Senator Charles Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Instead of ignoring this obscenity, Senator Grassley is conducting an investigation. The FSOP wishes Senator Grassley good luck with his investigation.
From time to time, I think that I’m too hard on the Nanny State Nitwits, but I quickly get over it. This obscenity proves, conclusively, that I majorly underestimated how loathsome and vile they really are. Eric Holder and his ATF minions have the blood of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on their hands. We the People must demand that they answer for the role they played in Brian Terry's murder.
February 11, 2011
Steaming Load: Tucson Tea Party is under attack by media outlets and local officials.
When that Tucson Massacre survivor threatened the leader of the Tucson Tea Party organization, it was not an isolated incident. It was, in fact, a headline grabbing part of a much wider campaign of intimidation. For example, the Tucson Tea Party had a town hall/forum on mental health locked and loaded for February 18th. Then, ‘they’ started intimidating the speakers into backing out of the event. Who are they? They are the County Prosecutor and our old pal, Sheriff Claude Dipshit.
Intimidating speakers! That's the kind of crap which takes place in Hugostan (Venezuela) not these United States of America. Somebody needs to round up that asshole Sheriff and that goose-stepping County Prosecutor. They need to have a cattle prod rammed up their poop chutes, so they’ll pay attention while a rational adult ‘explains’ that the ‘right of the people to peaceably assemble' is guaranteed by the First Amendment.
What the f**k is going on in Tucson? Why do the rational adults in Arizona continue to tolerate it? Why is that Moonbat still your sheriff? Is the town leadership comprised entirely of assholes, petty tyrants and Moonbats?
Sheriff Dipshit is beneath contempt and needs to be flushed out of your misery. The County Prosecutor is of the same ilk and needs to be evicted from office ASAP.
PIGish Appeal: We the PIGs urge you to contact the Tucson Tea Party and see if there is anything you can do to help them. We need to show them that they aren’t alone in this battle against the petty tyrants in positions of local authority.
If you want to help, you can start here: Tucson Tea Party
February 04, 2011
Steaming Load: TSA defends its Gate Rape turf.
Airports from sea to shining sea are faced with an upsurge of airline passenger outrage over the TSA purposely provocative, intentionally insulting, and deliberately intimidating Gate Rape obscenity. Unwilling to tolerate it, many airports decided to replace the TSA’s Gate Gestapo with private screeners. Game, set, match? Nope.
There’s one devilish detail that makes switching to private screeners problematic. The program operates under TSA authority, so the airports need Jihad Janet Napolitano’s okey dokey. Initially, the TSA scumbags said they were ‘neutral’ on the program. If you need a translation for ‘neutral’, I’ve got it covered. ‘Neutral’ means, "I need to ask my Marxist Messiah Daddy, then beg the union thugs for their permission."
This week, Jihad Janet’s TSA twerps did what comes naturally. With some clown fronting for her, she gave We the People the finger, when her minion decreed that the private screener program will not be expanded.
In a statement, TSA Administrator John Pistole said he "examined the contractor screening program and decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports as I do not see any clear or substantial advantage to do so at this time." (Fox News)
If there’s any glimmer of hope here, it’s this faint flicker of Capitol Hill rationality:
U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, slammed the TSA for its decision, saying he plans to launch an investigation and that "nearly every positive security innovation since the beginning of TSA has come from the contractor screening program."
"It’s unimaginable that TSA would suspend the most successfully performing passenger screening program we've had over the last decade. The agency should concentrate on cutting some of the more than 3,700 administrative personnel in Washington who concocted this decision, and reduce the army of TSA employees that has ballooned to more than 62,000," Mica added.
Like her Marxist Messiah daddy, Jihad Janet is doing everything in her power to give We the People a royal shafting. Her Border Insecurity program - the one she blessed as working flawlessly - has yielded vast swaths of Arizona to drug smugglers. Her Transportation Stupidity program subjects law abiding airline passengers to a criminal sexual assault, while giving those most likely to be a terrorist asshat, Islamikazes, a free pass. She’s a steaming turd who needs to be FLUSHED.
Parting shot: The TSA Gestapo needs to be frog-marched to a suitably isolated location then NUKED OUT OF OUR MISERY, so their fate will serve as a lesson to all the other Nanny State thugs who feel like dicking with us. Enough already!
January 28, 2011
Steaming Load: Tar Heel State Mayor gives those who served in Vietnam, a one-finger salute.
For our purposes, the only thing you MUST know about Fayetteville (North Carolina) is that it’s the home of Fort Bragg. A place with a rich military history, Fort Bragg is determined to do something special for Vietnam Vets.
This November, Fort Bragg will host a 10-day long celebration - and homecoming - for the American warriors who served our nation honorably, courageously, during that prolonged war in Southeast Asia. It’s a noble endeavor, one that any right-thinking America must salute.
Unhappily, the term ‘any right-thinking American’ does NOT include Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne. In his fevered brain, a differently patriotic Mayor Tony, has some twisted ideas about the only ‘proper’ way to ‘honor’ our Vietnam era warriors. For Mayor Tony, a ‘proper’ celebration of Vietnam Vets must include the most infamous American traitor of the Vietnam War: Hanoi Jane Fonda.
Determined to take a dump on our Vietnam Vets, and those who died in that politically-f**ked up war, Mayor Tony rousted out the peace punks at his favorite anti-Vietnam cabal, Quaker House. At Mayor Tony’s behest, Quaker House will take their protest gear out of mothballs, and, once again denigrate the American warriors who fought, including those who died, in Vietnam. How? They plan to show two anti-war films, both of which show Hanoi Jane giving aid and comfort to our enemies.
How does Mayor Tony defend the indefensible? He tries to mask his traitorous HATRED for our warriors, by spouting drivel about ‘telling the full story of the war, by including the protesters’. Yeah, right, you southern fried pile of shit, that’s always my first thought, when I want to honor our vets.
I know what you’re thinking, but it won’t fly. This isn’t an anomalous Mayor Tony brain fart. Earlier, he advocated rubbing he local vets’ noses in it, by having Fayetteville become a ‘sister city’ to a town in Commie infested Vietnam.
Mayor Tony Chavonne is a titanic turd who needs to be flushed out of office, preferably by an immediate recall election.
January 14, 2011
Steaming Load 1: A law enforcement official, Pima County Sheriff Claude Dupnik, blames the VRWC for the murderous antics of a clinically bonkers asshat.
Sheriff Dupnik (henceforth Sheriff Dipshit) needs to STFU. He needs to find a way to do his f-ing job without flapping his Moonbat gums about vitriolic radio hosts, in general, and Rush Limbaugh, in particular. All he is doing is giving Jared Loughner’s defense time all the excuses they’ll need to get this murdering bastard acquitted.
While Sheriff Dipshit is busy vilifying Rush, Sarah Palin and other conservatives as ‘vitriolic’, those relentlessly civil Moonbats in his jurisdiction are showing him real vitriol, by phoning in death threats to Tucson Tea Party Leader Trent Humphries. Sheriff Dipshit ‘resolved’ the issue by telling Trent Humphries not to attend the memorial for Tucson Massacre victims, because it wouldn’t be safe. That’s right, while Sheriff Dipshit whips up Moonbat into a rage with his loose lips, Trent Humphries is a virtual prisoner in his own home.
It’s time for Sheriff Dipshit to ask that yammering fool in the mirror, why he never found the time to deal with Jared, who registered on the sheriff’s radar long before the shootings. It’s time for Sheriff Dipshit to act like a law enforcement officer, instead of a paid political strategist for Messiah Barry and the Libertard Moonbats.
It’s time for Sheriff Dipshit to face the unambiguous fact that Sarah Palin didn’t pull the trigger. Rush Limbaugh didn’t pull the trigger. Glenn Beck didn’t pull the trigger. Fox News Channel didn’t pull the trigger. Jared Loughner pulled the trigger all by himself, because he’s NUTS!
If Sheriff Dipshit keeps this political hack crap up, he needs to be flushed out of his job, and replaced by a lawman, a real, no bull crap lawman.
Steaming Load 2: Congressman King poops out a stinker.
Unhinged by the Tucson Massacre, New York Congressman Peter King (R-NY) went over to the dark side, this week. Detaching himself from his VRWC moorings, Congressman King joined the Demoncrat stampede that seeks to trample our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Moonbattery, served up these pertinent particulars about Congressman King’s Darth Vader moment:
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants to ban people from carrying weapons within 1,000 feet of federal officials at public events.
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said he would propose a bill in the coming weeks that would ban the carrying of guns within that range for the president, vice president, members of Congress and federal judges.
King made the announcement accompanied by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate for tighter gun restrictions.
How do we know Congressman King has gone over to the dark side? He paired up with Michael ‘confiscate all firearms’ Bloomberg. Congressman King is flirting with PIG’s legendary "flush him out of our misery". Get your head out of your RINO butt, dude.
January 07, 2011
Steaming Load: An American warrior has his career scuttled by Political Correctness.
The culture of Korrectness which is eroding our military right from the top - the Pentagon - down, just claimed another victim. Unwilling to wrap their minds around the ‘raw humor’ that’s commonplace in all our military outposts, the U.S. Navy brass beached Captain Owen Honors, who was the commander of the aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise. His unpardonable sin? He had a robust, utterly-PIGish sense of humor:
Capt. Owen Honors was permanently removed as aircraft carrier commander of the USS Enterprise today after lewd and homophobic videos he produced and starred in four years ago hit the Internet.
Honors has been relegated to an administrative position (read: desk duty). Adm. John Harvey Jr., the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces, told MSNBC, "After personally reviewing the videos created while serving as executive officer, I have lost confidence in Capt. Honors' ability to lead effectively."
Yet many of Honors' former crew members threw him a lifesaver.
Former Navy pilot Lt. Carey Lohrenz, who also happens to be female, told ABC News the videos had been taken out of context, while former Petty Officer Phillip Ciesla told CBS News that the videos served as a "morale booster for the crew." (AOL News)
The Free State of PIG salutes Captain Honors for his PIGish sense of humor. He’s a good man, a good warrior, who didn’t deserve to have his career torpedoed by brass hat Korrectniks who no longer understand the military sense of humor.
Instead of letting them screw over Captain Honors, We the People need to flush out all the Korrectniks who infest the highest posts in the chain of command.
Perpetrated by: Hambo