September 27, 2009
Oh, and shut up.
September 24, 2009
(video without background music courtesy of Drew at the Head Moron's)
There's an interesting debate over whether ACORN and its employees had an expectation of privacy while conducting business, and I'm sure the same discussion will arise regarding the privacy of the schoolchildren. It appears that B. Bernice Young Elementary school is primarily concerned with protecting their own backsides, rather than protecting or educating their students.
I found something interesting when I was poking around for assessment data for the school - B. Bernice Young Elementary is a school that only educates grades kindergarten through second grade. So yes, those kids are as young as they look.
There's an interesting broader issue that's coming up as a result of living in a digital age, when everyone has a videocamera in the form of a cell phone welded to their hand. From Hofstra to ACORN to B. Bernice, privacy in semi-public places is about to be redefined.
In news as surprising as discovering that college football is corrupt, TARP Money may be tied to ACORN. Yeah, I know. Knock me over with a feather..
And in a move even less surprising, the Chicago Way is involved, in the name of Jamie Dimon. I found this nugget interesting.
Dimon, of course, is no white-shoe East Coast banker. He’s a Chicago Democrat, deeply plugged in to Obama’s machine — he was said to be Obama’s choice for secretary of the Treasury until advisers convinced the president to go with Tim Geithner — and so it’s no surprise to find his company shunting money ACORN’s way. And where there are Chicago Democrats and a whiff of corruption, can the name Daley be far away? Bill Daley, brother of Chicago mayor Richard Daley and son of Boss Daley, runs JPMorgan Chase’s charitable foundation and also is in charge of the bank’s “corporate social responsibility” office. While it would be unfair to visit the sins of the father (and the brother, and the rest of the Chicago machine) upon the son, Daley is not the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of “social responsibility.” Even leaving aside his family connections, Mr. Daley represents precisely the overlap of Wall Street, Democratic machine politics, and ACORN that ought to give sober observers pause.
Well, if it's sober observers you want, stay away from Congress. But I digress. These two groups are more incestuous than European royalty, and their innerworkings, including the relation another Chicago hack with ties to the banking industry need to be exposed.
September 23, 2009
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he has instructed state employees to stop doing business with Hyatt hotels until it rehires 100 housekeepers it fired last month.Now, there are some details in the article that make it sound like Hyatt fired these workers in a pretty dickish manner, but it doesn't sound to me (and, granted, I'm not a law-talkin' guy) like they did anything illegal. That said, since when does an elected official get to push around a private business over its own internal personnel decisions?
Hyatt Hotel Corp., citing declining revenues, laid off the Boston-area housekeepers and replaced them with lower-paid workers from a Georgia company.
Oh, right. Since sometime around January 20th of this year.
(Courtesy of Gretchen at Lifenut, who is a fellow moron even though she doesn't cuss on her blog.)
In a move that will surprise no one, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) is tight with the murderous junta leaders over in Burma (yeah, I'm calling it that. If you don't like it, you know how I feel). Sayeth Goldfarb, with a juicy update:
Look to Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) for the answer to those questions.
On September 15 I reported on a closed-door meeting between Senator Webb and Secretary Clinton. Burma watchers raised eyebrows and speculated that Webb was making a last-ditch attempt at influencing the Burma policy review that State Department officials say should be released tomorrow by Clinton in New York City. Webb has been in the forefront of pressing the administration to engage with the regime and drop U.S. sanctions as part of a bizarre effort to check Chinese influence in that shattered country. Sources tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Webb enlisted Clinton's help in obtaining a visa for Nyan Win during their meeting last week.The carefully worded State disclaimer that Nyan Win "did not meet with any government official," would not apply to Webb. In fact, Nyan Win had barely dropped his bags at the Burmese embassy when Webb was banging on the door to meet over the weekend. Webb spent considerable time with Nyan Win during his August tour of Burma -- a visit that will be most remembered for the blunt criticism it prompted from those fighting for freedom in Burma.
Webb has now handed the junta yet another diplomatic victory and delivered a blow to that country's democratic opposition by facilitating Nyan Win's trip to Washington. With the regime's horrific record of abuse and military cooperation with North Korea that could very well involve missile and nuclear proliferation--what is driving Webb to provide moral and political support to the vicious thugs running Burma? Why his highhanded treatment of a democracy movement that continues a battle that should be an inspiration for everyone living in freedom?
One final thought: the Obama administration is issuing visas for members of the Burmese junta while revoking visas for members of the democratic government in Honduras. I challenge any Democrat to defend that double standard.
Now, in light of that, thus sayeth Mr. Von Bear to those on the left who implicitly support this shit by voting for these cocknogglers:more...
September 20, 2009
Well, we all know how Team Obama has handled any criticism of The One since he took the oath in January, so I won't beat that dead horse with a gazillion links, other than to urge you to look at the flow chart at Missourah.com.
In that case, get me my fucking white sheet and robe, and let's be done with it. But since I now am an official racist, let me get one last blast in to the O-bots who have thrown this charge around:
September 16, 2009
Yesterday was Honduras's Independence Day. We should have marked it, but it didn't get much notice in the MSM.
I'm going to be calling my Congressman today to ask him to recognize Honduran independence. I hope you'll do the same.
Oh, and fuck all of you: Chavez, the Castro Bros., Ortega, Morales, and Obama. People who believe in the rule of law and democracy are none too happy with any of you, to say the least.
The fact that I had to include the name of my president shames me to no end.
September 15, 2009
“I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.”
Thank you, Congressman. Thank you.
You wanna call me a racist? Just because I don't like where Obama is taking this country? You know what that makes you? That makes you a fucking coward. You're hiding behind an argument that you can't prove just because you think that will make people like me shut up. Well, guess what, motherfucker? That card has been played so many times that it's lost its meaning.
Are there people who hate Obama just because he's black? You bet your ass that there are. But you know what? I would no sooner associate with them than I would kiss your withered, disgraceful ass. The people on this blog and the vast majority of people who oppose Obama shun ignorant assholes like that. I couldn't give a good goddamn about the man's skin color, but I think he's leading us down the path to ruin. Sound familiar?
They say of the presidency that if you can't respect the man, you should at least respect the office, and I agree. But when you turned that office into a bad, cowardly joke, well, that makes the latter harder. But thanks for paving the way for your successor, who knew how to deal with our enemies. Hopefully, someone similar will arise from the ashes of what we've got right now.
Stick to building houses for the downtrodden from now on, because it's the only decent thing you've done in my lifetime. And do us all a favor and shut the fuck up while you're at it.
September 12, 2009
Who is Jayden Capewell? Unfortunately, he is becoming a symbol of the cruelty of rationed care. You see, Jayden Capewell had the misfortune to be born massively premature in the United Kingdom. Sadly, Jayden passed away shortly after being born. Unfortunately, that happens every day around the world.
Oh, wait. Did I say shortly after? I should have said "Two Fucking Hours Later". And I guess I should have presented this nugget from his short life story, courtesy of his mother.
Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support. She said he was breathing unaided, had a strong heartbeat and was even moving his arms and legs, but medics refused to admit him to a special care baby unit. Miss Capewell is now fighting for a review of the medical guidelines.
Medics allegedly told her that they would have tried to save the baby if he had been born two days later, at 22 weeks. In fact, the medical guidelines for Health Service hospitals state that babies should not be given intensive care if they are born at less than 23 weeks. The guidance, drawn up by the Nuffield Council, is not compulsory but advises doctors that medical intervention for very premature children is not in the best interests of the baby, and is not ’standard practice’. James Paget Hospital in Norfolk refused to comment on the case but said it was not responsible for setting the guidelines relating to premature births. A trust spokesman said: ‘Like other acute hospitals, we follow national guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine regarding premature births.’ Miss Capewell, who has had five miscarriages, said the guidelines had robbed her son of a chance of life.
She said: ‘When he was born, he put out his arms and legs and pushed himself over. A midwife said he was breathing and had a strong heartbeat, and described him as a “little fighter”. I kept asking for the doctors but the midwife said, “They won’t come and help, sweetie. Make the best of the time you have with him”.’ She cuddled her child and took precious photos of him, but he died in her arms less than two hours after his birth. Miss Capewell, who has a five-year-old daughter Jodie, went into labour in October last year at 21 weeks and four days after suffering problems during her pregnancy. She said she was told that because she had not reached 22 weeks, she was not allowed injections to try to stop the labour, or a steroid injection to help to strengthen her baby’s lungs. Instead, doctors told her to treat the labour as a miscarriage, not a birth, and to expect her baby to be born with serious deformities or even to be still-born.
She told how she begged one paediatrician, ‘You have got to help’, only for the man to respond: ‘No we don’t.’ As her contractions continued, a chaplain arrived at her bedside to discuss bereavement and planning a funeral, she claims. She said: ‘I was sitting there, reading this leaflet about planning a funeral and thinking, this is my baby, he isn’t even born yet, let alone dead.’ After his death she even had to argue with hospital officials for her right to receive birth and death certificates, which meant she could give her son a proper funeral.
My response to Obamacare people:
September 07, 2009
Who is Ron Bloom? Why, he is another union hack who, as Just a Grunt over at JWF points out, has a long history of hammering businesses, with the auto industry the most recent victim of Bloom's tactics.
Also at the hearing, Bloom denied that the government had coerced Chrysler's debtholders into dropping a legal protest that they were being treated unfairly in court. Some holders of $6.9 billion in secured Chrysler debt initially protested that they were being pushed behind unsecured creditors such as the United Auto Workers union's retiree health care trust.
But the debtholders dropped their protests after receiving $2 billion in cash to wipe out their debt.
Yeah, this should go well.
September 01, 2009
They'll be seeking out profiles of people both supportive and critical of Our Lord and Savior. There's no disclosure clauses, in fact they state that information is not to be disclosed in the contract proposal (Alice notes that this information should fall under the Presidential Records Act, which means it should be publicly accessible). Seriously, this shit is creepy and we need to shut it down, now.
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