Does This Read Like the Biography of a Labor Union Leader?

1 12 2011

Source and name redacted until the end:

Born the son of a lawyer in West Orange, New Jersey, [***] was a student leftist in the 1960s. He began college as a business major at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business but ultimately graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in education and urban planning. [***] began his career as a welfare case officer and member of the SEIU in 1973, eventually being elected president of his Pennsylvania local. In 1980, he was elected to the union’s executive board, and in 1984 the union’s then-president John Sweeney put him in charge of its organizing efforts. [***] is a backer of the Employee Free Choice Act.

(snip)

[***] is now a Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.

Wharton Biz then, Georgetown PPI now.  Sounds like the bio of someone who was a Fortune 500 corporate CEO in between.

Who is this?

Andy Stern.

Or, should I say, Mao Tse Andrew.

People like Stern are precisely what is wrong with organized labor today.  Do you think Old Man Hoffa would have wasted as much as a millisecond on a silver spoon privileged prick like this?  How much you want to bet Stern’s locker at the country club is next to some CEO he pretends to hate?





Rather Saturday

1 12 2011

McPaper:

Guns are a big seller on Black Friday

(snip)

Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective buyers last Friday, smashing the single-day, all-time high by 32%, according to bureau records.

Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.

The actual number of firearms sold last Friday is likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer. And the FBI does not track actual gun sales.

I would have much rather this sales record been set on Small Business Saturday than Black Friday.  This probably means that almost all firearms sales on BF were at the Wal-Martinez Big Box Mart operations.  Like I said a few days ago upon reading the news that WMs in D.C. Proper won’t sell guns or ammo, I wish WM would get out of the gun and ammo business, to leave the field open for small business and mom-and-pop operations.





Those Walls

1 12 2011

Fox Nation:

Obama: My Kids Will Succeed, Even if USA Doesn’t

President Obama believes that Republican leadership of the country would ruin the United States as a land of opportunity, but he’s (justifiably) confident that his daughters will have plenty of opportunities, no matter what.

“Our kids are going to be fine,” Obama told supporters at a campaign event last night. “[T]hey’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America.  I don’t want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot.”

Obviously.  Your daughters will have a nice successful career being their father’s daughters.  See also:  Chelsea Clinton.

But what’s with this business about you “don’t want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates?”  With your open borders immigration policy, and your administrative amnesty, you’re guaranteeing just that.  The plutocrats and the privileged will live behind walls and gates, to keep the brown lumpenprole masses out, even though the cheap labor of those brown lumpens will be how the future plutocrats will get so rich.  Actually, I should couch that sentence in the present tense.  That’s the way it is in Mexico, and most of Latin America, and that’s the way it will soon be in Mexico Del Norte (formerly the United States of America).





So Saith Ugly Debby

1 12 2011

Voter fraud is almost nonexistent.”

If you’re a shark, you find nothing wrong with an ocean full of water.  But if you’re a man without a boat, you’re SOL.

To Democrats and certain RINO Republicans, voter fraud isn’t a problem, it’s a solution.





Sunshine State Going Dark

1 12 2011

Brits amazed that their oh-so-beloved Florida has several cities which are rated as miserable places to live.

I wonder what Tampa, St. Petersburg and Miami could have in common to make them so sad and miserable.

Oh, yeah — All that enriching diversity.





Newt: I’m the Nominee

1 12 2011

Getting awfully cocky with Sheldon Adelson’s checkbook, are we, Newton?

Unfortunately for you, you can’t un-ring a bell on Ye Olde Internets.

Turns out that money Freddie Mac paid him was for for him to ride herd among House Republicans for the subprime circus.  I kinda figured his initial explanation as full of it.





I Thought ACORN Was Gone

1 12 2011

But they’re still alive and kickin’, and collecting your money to help fight “juvenile delinquency.”

What about adult delinquency?  Got any idea how to lick that?





Take It on the Run

1 12 2011

C-Trib:

Holder vows to renew efforts to capture fugitives who flee to Mexico from Illinois

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to redouble Justice Department efforts to bring violent border-crossing fugitives back to face justice in Illinois — especially those who fled to Mexico.

In a two-page letter received Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Holder said the Mexican attorney general’s office and the U.S. State Department have pledged to assist the Justice Department as it renews efforts to apprehend the scores of violent fugitives who each year evade trial in Illinois by crossing a U.S. border.

“Like you, I am concerned about the number of fugitives who have fled justice from jurisdictions in Illinois,” Holder wrote in the letter. “I am confident that by assembling the local national and international experts in this area, we collectively can formulate a unified approach designed to bring violent fugitives back to face justice in Illinois.”

The headline reads, “Holder vows to renew efforts to capture fugitives who flee to Mexico from Illinois.”  It would be more accurate and lucid if it read, “Holder vows to renew efforts to capture fugitives who flee back to Mexico from Illinois.”





You Lie

1 12 2011

CSM:

Illegal immigration: Are Obama deportations truly aimed at ‘criminals’?

US says it deported a record 216,000 ‘criminal aliens’ in fiscal 2011, but immigration court statistics show a drop in criminal deportation proceedings from the Bush years. How do those square?

Answer:  Joe Wilson said it best.

Remember, “deportation” really doesn’t mean actual deportation.





Fun With Thursday Dillholes

1 12 2011

P-D:  St. Louis County police officials overseeing Dellwood police

If the blind leadeth the blind…

 

5:  What are your rights when you fly?

Remain silent, everything you can say can and will be used against you in the court of Big Sis.  To an attorney, but public defenders are usually bottom barrel types, so you’re looking at 10-20 years.  Otherwise, shut up and pay your taxes, honkey.

 

KSL-TV Salt Lake City:  Dog shoots man

On the other hand, man shoots dog is also news.

 

WSVN-TV Miami:  2 fired after trying to cast spell on city official

That’s one way to fight city hall.

 

P-D:  Illinois hasn’t hired enough minorities for new Mississippi River bridge, suit says

Even if it were 100% black, that still wouldn’t be enough.

 

Lew Rockwell:  Council on Foreign Relations Asks if Ron Paul Has a Foreign Policy Problem

By definition, no.

 

PolitickerNY:  Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’

How?  You’re against guns.

 

St. Louis Beacon:  Teach For America gets nearly $213,000 in Missouri tax credits

Money well spent.

 

Weasel Zippers:  Obama: “I’m Going To Need Another Term To Finish The Job”…

He’ll need that extra four years to finish us off, because he couldn’t do it in the first four.

 

Real Clear World:  Latin America Is Beating Poverty

By dumping it on us.

 

UK Sun:  ‘Prepare for armageddon’

No, don’t because you’ll be a terrorist if you do.

 

UK Telegraph:  Ed Miliband: British politics is ‘far too macho’

What will cure Westminister are girly men like David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, David Miliband…





Thursday’s Toestubs

1 12 2011

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

I’ll take it.  This city needed the good news, even if it’s fake news.

We got heroin’s mugshot, but none of any of the suspects.  Doesn’t matter — With nicknames like “Tez,” “Lil Don,” “Lil Red,” and “Pops,” we can fill in the blacks…er, blanks, on our own.

*  Don’t get on his case too much.  He’s only here to do the statutory sodomy Americans won’t do.

*  Jim Hoft (“Gateway Pundit”) tells the Breitbart world about the clusterfuck that is CD-2.

Here’s the problem — Why is Ed Kardashian bothering with smears on Ann Wagner when he now wants to run for Governor?

*  As late as two weeks ago, I heard a radio ad for the Williams Pharmacies.  Now, three of their four locations are now property of the Wal-Martinez of the pharmacy world.

*  Au contraire, Mr. Gauen.  I’m not laughing.  It will happen before I turn 50.

NATIONAL

The WaPo says that Mitt Romney is having trouble coming up with a way to combat the Newt surge.  Well, Willard, Ron Paul just showed you how it’s done.

Problem is, Newt’s problems are also Romney’s problems.

I think Ron Paul has a special axe to grind against Gingrich, because Gingrich is taking credit for Ron Paul’s ideas, ideas Gingrich called “nutty” as late as a baker’s dozen years ago.  And, as it turns out, Newt tried to block Ron Paul’s re-entry to Congress in 1996.

Paul the Younger vs Richardweed over the detainee amendment.

I’m mostly with Rand, but again, as usual, it will be up to be to point out the white elephant in the room — Race.  The reason why the Yankee government wants to power to round up “citizens” for “terrorism” is because the Yankee government gives citizenship to anything on two legs, as long as it dutifully hates America and is not white.

* DIYDDIYD.  HLS:  You’re a terrorist if you prepare, a fool if you don’t.

Sure, Rickroller.  We believe you.  That’s because we know how to read fine print.  We know that “deport” in governmentese means begin the bureaucratic paperwork process for a deportation.  That rarely ends up with an actual physical deportation.

*  “Everybody makes a mistake.”  I agree, Sheriff.  But some Rickrollers keep on making those mistakes, to the point where you wonder when and where gullibility ends and complicity begins.  Well, you might wonder, but I already have my mind made up.

Sure, Megan.  I can really see the Democrats denying Maxine Waters here.

I was being sarcastic, ICYMI.

Strangely, I agree with Barney Frank on this point.  After all, these mortgages only happened because no down payment mortgages were the sine qua non of the subprime mortgage tragedy and eventually the financial crisis, and those only happened because of President Bush’s demand for NDP mortgages for down payments being “soft bigotry” blah blah.

He done made himself a Frankenstein.

*  Do this in private industry?  It’s called a felony.  Do it in government?  It’s called saving the world.

You know who’s sweating this move more than anyone?  Western Union.

You’ll have to listen to the audio to find out his “solution,” but that’s why you turn to me.  His solution is really nothing more than public officials getting on their hands and knees and begging habitual violent thugs to behave pretty please with a cherry on top.

The only church in America that’s worth your time.

*  It’s not just a culture.  As the article admits, it’s a black thang.  Understand?

Why?  In a lot of Europe, horse meat is passed off as inexpensive steaks.  At the rate we’re going, we better acquire a taste for horse.

*  Were you expecting some calendars in the mail?  You won’t be getting them.  A San Jose man’s unusual exercise routine combined with our collective paranoia about things that blow up and go boom means they’re in calendar heaven.

Politicians and media conglomerates upset that foster children are getting way too many psychotropic drugs for their own good?  Who do you think buys so many politicians and so many network TV spots?  Remember this the next time you see a Zoloft ad on DWTS.

*  If you think that nog tastes a little funny, there’s probably a very good reason.

*  First I’m finding out about this — The NYPD cop involved in the Sean Bell tragedy is also black.

I would say it, too.  Only I wouldn’t mean it sarcastically.

Duh, stupid.  John Boehner can’t make anyone do anything.  I have already explained why.

*  Obama:  Ignore those Muslims behind the curtain.  I am the great Oz!

Suburbs:  Not dead yet.  The white elephant?  Of course.

Whites are fleeing out more and more outer suburbs and younger whites favor certain parts of central cities (until they have kids, anyway), and blacks are slowly being encouraged to favor older inner suburbs.

INTERNATIONAL

*  They’ve been there since the Babylonian Captivity.  But they’re almost gone.

Funny how that works.  We “freed” Iraq, and non-Muslims, including Christians, are almost extinct there.  That “evil” Saddam Hussein seemed to have a lot of religious tolerance.  I hear a lot of people riding their hobby horses about “zog” and “the Jews made us go into Iraq.”  If they did, they must be the dumbest “Jews” on the face of the Earth.

They might have a bit of a point.  I’m sure they dread when Israelis marry American Jews and bring them back to Israel, then their new found partners start screaming the same “our diversity is our strength” canard they did back in The States.  Really helpful when there’s a hateful brown lumpenproletariat on the other side of that wall gnawing on your ass.

BTW, if you have not yet done so, and you have a bit of extra time, download “The Ashkenazi Revolution” from Jew Among You’s blog.  If you thought you knew it all about Jewish and Israeli culture, society and politics, that book will quickly cure you of that notion.  If you were, like me, someone who thought he knew a little bit but was willing to concede that there’s a lot about which you were and probably always will be befuddled and lost, then you’ll be a total know-nothing by Chapter Seven.  What you will figure out is that gentile politics regarding Jews and Israel are totally banal at best and condescending at worst.

*  Yet, dad looks like he hasn’t done without meat in a meal for quite a long time.

*  In spite of what we would call felonious conduct, an aspiring rapper can still aspire to be a rapper, and avoids real punishment because of his aspirations.

Yet another African success story.  Yay!

Twelve days.  Wow.  Methinks Morgan has Kris Humphries on speed dial.

They showed you pictures.  But here, you didn’t need them.  I didn’t even need to know that this happened in “Brixton” or “South London,” code words for black ghetto.  What other kind of people would get into fatal fights over line-jumping at McDonalds?

HISTORY

Behind the curve.  It is well established that FDR knew.  The “Day of Infamy” speech was prepared before the actual attack at Pearl.  It is now so conceded by professional historians that FDR knew and furthermore that FDR wanted to provoke the Japanese to attack some American interest, (because Hitler wouldn’t, and the Germans weren’t falling for a Lusitania trick twice), that they no longer bother trying to dismiss the allegations and now try to excuse or justify FDR’s conduct — “Somebody needed to do something to get us into this war.”

Depressing.  Why?  Watch Apollo 13.  Most of the math was done on paper and pencil, and with slide rules.  Yet we can’t go back to the moon with everyone running around these days with more computing power in their pocket than was available in a whole Apollo mission room in the late 1960s and early 1970s?

TECH

*  “Gates believed in open products.”  Bull fucking shit.

*  Michael Robertson once predicted that Microsoft would release Office for Linux.  They almost have done just that.

*  Windows 7′s minimum and recommended hardware requirements were exactly the same as Vista’s, mainly because 7 was Vista done “right” (inasmuch as MSFT can do anything right).  Windows 8′s minimum and recommended system specs will actually be lower than Windows 7/Vista.

If you needed proof that the computing word is headed toward mobile devices, here ye be.

The good news, as Paul Thurrott says here, is that more people can keep more traditional desktop/laptop hardware useful for longer.

And yet, most of those same people say “oh no, no photo ID to vote.”

Worried?  Not I.  One word:  CyanogenMod.  UPDATE:  Use this to find out whether your Android phone has this particular infection.

This didn’t come in time to help the ungulates that stampede all over the big boxers on Black Friday.  But, as Cubs fans say every year, there’s always next year.

I didn’t need this news to figure intuitively that any “grassroots” efforts in support of the Censor-The-Internet bill was really astroturf.  After all, what grassroots person would support such a thing?

SCIENCE

How long will it be before ravens officially become the second most intelligent species on Earth?

MISC

*  Hmm.  This could get really interesting right around shower time.  It would have been more interesting quite a few decades ago when swim teams and meets were all nude.

Nice hobby he’s got, (not kidding), but maybe he should have waited until the thumb healed.  After all, our opposable thumbs are that crucial to our being functional.  They’re his career.

*  It doesn’t look like they’re wearing tattered shoes, and it doesn’t look like there’s ten feet of snow.  And I doubt their trek was twenty miles one way.  But your grandparents did get part of that story correct.

Now they want to integrate f’n FICTION~!

He showered.  For all his fault, that makes him more worthy than most Occutards.








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