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.


[***] 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


Guns are a big seller on Black Friday


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?