January 30, 2010
Stand and be counted. Or not
Damn it! I just finished painting the living room...Guess I should have answered those census questions!
The Falsely Nice middle aged lady at my door last summer said she was from the census, handed me a card and stated that she was taking a GPS location for my front door. I asked her if it was for a JDAM. She looked at me funny, trying to figure out if I had just swore at her, but framed it like a question. The wheels turned for a few more seconds. Then the light came back to her eyes and stated she was done, and for me to have I nice day. Like she meant it. Probably a customer service worker out of a job and working for the 15 bucks an hour. Gravy work, compared to having to take peoples shit for half the wage. But she will have work for a year or so. Lot better than some folks.
So it is soon census time. For extra credit, does anyone remember what the Obama machine did right out the starting gate? They grabbed the control of the census from the Commerce Dept. and gave it to Rahm. Remember him? He is still there. Back then people were drunk with the hopey-changey kool-aid. Anybody who said anything was a hater and a sore looser.
Now I will ask, Why do they feel like they can go against the will of the people and pass laws and policies that look like economic and/or monumental stupidity on a criminal scale. It is like they do not fear getting re-elected. What is with that? Can any American remember anything like this in living history? Bueller? Bueller?
That is right. there is no other time in American politics where the Elected ones acted like hereditary Monarchy. Why the "I'm Invincible" act. WTF, Over?
...Let them eat cake! So...where is the booze?
Why is the census important?
How does the census affect the Republic? My state? My family?
What can you do to show your displeasure?
What can we do to make sure that this census will not be used against us, We the people. What can I do personally as well as part of a group?
These are answers for your head and your heart. And for those so inclined, prayer.
Below in FedGovDrone speak, also known as legalize is the law.
What have you Done for America today. You know, the one you used to know...
TITLE 13 - CENSUS
CHAPTER 7 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
SUBCHAPTER II - OTHER PERSONS
Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers
(a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or
willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any
other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce
or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the
Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his
knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in
connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I,
II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to
the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or
farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not
more than $100.
(b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a)
of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances
described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is
false, shall be fined not more than $500.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no person
shall be compelled to disclose information relative to his
religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.
...Flying census compliance missions (CCM) on my POS. Time to un-ass my AO.
So, Now what do we do?
Long Ago in Rhode Island
The photo at left was taken by Father Tom in 1954. I'm on the left, with the little bobcat I found wandering in the neighborhood.
Next is Nickie, with the little bison he brought to ground with his yo-yo, on the fields of West Warwick.
On the far right is DC, in the felt hat handed down to him by his sister Iris C. DC put his little project together from animal parts he found at home.
The little girl grooming her Yellow Tabby project behind Nickie is Malicia Shumpski. Her parents were Henry Wallace socialists. Malicia went on to Amherst. Today she's an organizer for the Coalition On Minority Access To Opportunity and Social Equality (COMATOSE).
Life was different then। I don't think much about it anymore.
Rhod, here's a little project I put together
as a Thanksgiving centerpiece for the kids.
January 29, 2010
"Pro-Choice"?? Only if you choose what they want you to choose
QB Tim Tebow wakes up last week to find himself demonized by the Feminist Pro-Abortion forces. Individuals whose noblest moral achievements have been encouraging the destruction of unborn embryos, and whose greatest athletic triumphs have been getting from Starbuck's to the office without spilling their soy lattes. How dare this young man give thanks for his mother's courage.
Next Sunday, when millions of people tune in to watch Super Bowl XLIV, they'll see a football star off the field, too. Tim Tebow, the University of Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is set to appear with his mother in a 30-second advertisement to be aired during the game.
The National Organization for Women is in full third-and-long mode, first demanding that CBS withdraw an antiabortion ad featuring ex-Florida QB Tim Tebow, and then going after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for calling the ad “pro-family” and “empowering [for] women.”
But while groups like NOW are attacking Mr. Tebow, CBS, and the conservative Focus on the Family organization that underwrote the ad, some pop culture experts are saying that feminist groups may have overreached in their reaction to an ad they haven’t actually seen.
“The protest against the Tebow ad is probably an enormous overreaction that probably did more to get Focus on the Family out into the public eye than it would have if they just let it be,” says Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. At the least, he says, “there were miscalculations on the part of [abortion rights groups]. You always show your hand when you make a complaint about something you’ve never seen. That’s not an intelligent way to approach it.”
The Chains Are Almost Off
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -- Thomas Jefferson
Woodrow Wilson provided the key and now the chains are almost completely off. Once that happens, the shackles go on us.
Wilson got Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Act and the Revenue Act of 1913 which established the first progressive income tax in America.
Article 1, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution states that "The Congress shall have Power:
The Federal Reserve Act allowed Congress to abdicate its Constitutional duties. The Federal Reserve is nothing but a system for legalized counterfeiting. The Revenue Act of 1913 allowed the government to take whatever it wants from you.
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.”
And now Obama isn't bothering to use a key. He is taking a hacksaw to those chains.
January 28, 2010
Obama - Tired Rhetoric
State of the Union? Confused. State of Obama? Cornered.
I expected a run-of-the-mill applause fest. There was no expectation that anything even remotely substantive would be revealed from a speech designed to provide quotable quotettes and standing ovations. But, man, that gathering of weasels provided visual moments I will never forget.
1. "We don't quit. I don't quit!"
Here was a perfect Chicago blend of "playing to the base" and angry ugly political threat. All the passionate Tea Party demonstrators, and the citizens quickly realizing America's big electoral mistake, were told that they would not be heard. Theirs is an obstacle that will be traversed. Obama knows better. The Party knows what's best for you.2. "Don't ask. Don't tell."
Did you get a gander at the Joint Chiefs? Wouldn't you love to read the voice balloons that went with those glares? We are at war on two fronts, and the Commander-in Chief forcefully declares that we need more homosexuals in the armed forces. He listens to the Pandering Czar more often than he listens to his Generals.3. The Dressing-Down of the Supreme Court.
The Justices sit sullenly while being attacked pubically and internationally by the supposed Chief Executive. Is this a management style normal in Chicago political circles? Sorry... rhetorical question. The sight of the chastised Supreme Court seated and surrounded by standing and cheering Democrat Party members was burned into my political memory. There are many who will neither forgive nor forget that scene.
Are you wondering how the UK has become so twisted? Let's revisit 1980's Britiain.
Democrat Response to SOTU
January 27, 2010
Ray Kelly drops an anvil on Obama, to thunderous applause by young New York GOPers
Raymond W. Kelly’s remarks Thursday to The New York Young Republican Club started out sounding very boilerplate – like a speech by any of the City’s mayors, police officials, and tourism execs: “Crime is down, tourism is up, come to Times Square and see a show.” So why had the NY Post’s Maggie Haberman announced his appearance as “unusual” and “surprising”?
By the time it was over, it was clear why. We had witnessed this politically independent, world-class police commissioner quietly employ a few dry statistics and facts to slide an anvil off a ledge, allowing gravity to deliver its full weight upon Barack Obama’s head.
New York, “a shining city upon a hill,” has just surpassed Orlando as the number one tourist destination in America, we learn from Mr. Kelly. It is a city so increasingly safe that when crime is rising elsewhere, we are setting new low records for murders-per-million. But it is still under such a severe and constant threat that its streets are crawling, at any given moment, with 1500 to 2000 highly sophisticated radiation detectors, and crammed with live-monitored surveillance cameras downtown (and soon to reach to 60th Street).
A city evidently so safe, prepared, and teeming with carefree tourists that the President of the United States has unilaterally decided it should – no, must – play host to terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s upcoming “criminal” trial in lower Manhattan. Obama, hiding behind the singularly unserious Eric Holder, has recklessly painted an enormous target on NYC’s back, and feverishly directed the attention of our most lethal enemies to its bull’s-eye – against the wishes of its residents and leaders.
“We were not consulted,” Kelly said tersely of the decision. He stated that the trial “will raise the threat level of this city,” a threat that “will not fade any time soon.” And it affects more than lower Manhattan, we learned. “We will have to look at the entire city as a potential target.”
The audience was stunned. Then Kelly opened the floor to questions.
Every audience response which followed – if my memory and others’ is correct – was about terrorism in general and the KSM trial in particular.
One man asked about neighborhood block-watching, especially in light of the unmarked van that recently went unnoticed in Times Square for at least two days. We were assured such strategies are still relevant, and that Kelly and the City are tuned into citizen input. A woman in the audience confirmed the City’s credibility in this regard. She related that after witnessing suspicious activity, she was greeted with ho-hums (and zero follow-up) by every Federal agency she notified, but was taken very seriously by NYPD, and assured that her report was being sent straight to intel. It was obvious who is listening to 3 a.m. calls, and who is snoozing.
The evening’s high point occurred when Marion D.S. Dreyfus rose to her feet and literally begged Kelly to advise the crowd what we could all do – in addition to our unheeded calls and letters – to force Obama to scrap his KSM & Co. showcase in lower Manhattan. Her question sparked thunderous applause from the young professionals.
Next on deck for the state of the union; immigration "reform"
Hat tip to Gateway Pundit.
Obama’s Socialist Advisers Are Behind His Push For Immigration Reform
I am not viewing the State of the Union pap, on account I do not believe in subjecting myself to propaganda. I already know what is to spew forth.
....We will hear in the State of the Union address about immigration "reform". This is the back story as to why this is the next big push after healthcare "reform" came to a screeching halt. They want unbeatable election security from the real America. If this is not declaring war on middle America after all else thrown at us in the past year, I do not know what is. THAT IS WHY THE 2010 elections are so important to the survival of the republic...
Why, in a time of high U.S. unemployment, is the Obama Administration seriously considering Rep. Luis Gutierrez's "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity" bill which would grant citizenship to up to 12 million illegal immigrants.
The answer has little to do with humanity, national security or prosperity.
It is all about power- raw socialist power. It is all about 8,000,000 more Democratic Party votes and the creation of a "governing coalition for the long term".
At the "progressive" America's Future Now! conference in Washington, DC on June 2, 2009, SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina addressed attendees on the issue immigration reform.
Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said "when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up"
So I think there's two things that matter for the progressive community.
Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we'll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future..."
When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that.
We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?
If we have eight million new voters who care about ...... and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.
There you have the strategy. Fight for the illegal immigrants, grant them citizenship, then exploit their gratitude in the form of votes to create a "governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.."
Who is Eliseo Medina?
As vice president of the radical SEIU, Medina has been the US's most effective immigration "reform" activist. His union, SEIU is also the major backer of the Gutierrez bill.
Selling the legalization of millions of illegal workers to the US labor movement has always been an uphill battle.
It was a huge turnaround in February 2000, when the AFL-CIO reversed its longstanding anti 'illegals' policy, calling for a new amnesty for millions of undocumented workers and the repeal of the 1986 law that criminalized hiring them.
Eliseo Medina was one of the chief instigators behind that resolution.
That fact is recognized by Democratic Socialists of America, the Marxist organization to which Medina has long belonged.
According to the DSA website;
Eliseo Medina is widely credited with playing a key role in the AFL-CIO's decision to adopt a new policy on immigration a few years ago, and was one of the organizers of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Bus Rides in 2003.
When Medina was honored by Chicago Democratic Socialists of America at their 2004 awards dinner, it was for his "vital role in the AFL-CIO's reassessment of its immigration policy".
Had Eliseo Medina not turned around the AFL-CIO and had the SEIU not supported it, Congressman Gutierrez's bill would never have gotten off the ground.
Medina's first interaction with the the fore-runners of Democratic Socialists of America came in Chicago when, in 1969, he was sent by Cesar Chavez to lead the Chicago grape boycott campaign.
Medina came into contact with Carl Marx Shier, a member of the local Socialist Party of America chapter , later to be a key founder of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Shier connected Medina with the Chicago Labor movement, a decision that "propelled Medina’s success with both the grape boycott and his career".
In 2004 Eliseo Medina became a Democratic Socialists of America honorary chair.
In 2008, Eliseo Medina joined Barack Obama's National Latino Advisory Council, where he worked with DSA linked future Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Luis Gutierrez and the co-sponsor of Gutierrez's immigration bill, the radical New York Congresswoman, Nydia Velasquez.
Luis Gutierrez is regarded in Chicago as one of Barack Obama's biggest supporters.
Eliseo Medina and Barack Obama , both have ties to Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, so it is not suprizing that Luis Gutierrez also has "connections".
When Luis Gutierrez ran for Congress in 1998, Democratic Socialists of America did not officially endorse any candidates, as they did Barack Obama in 1996.
But he was "recommended" as worthy of a vote, because of his membership of the DSA/Institute for Policy Studies created Congressional Progressive Caucus and for his support of Progressive Challenge-also a DSA/IPS "baby".
In the mid 1990s, Luis Gutierrez served on the board of Illinois Public Action alongside DSA members Ron Baiman and Quentin Young , DSA supporters Jan Schakowsky, David Orr and Tom Balanoff, Communist Party member Frank Lumpkin and Soviet front leader Alice Palmer.
Luis Gutierrez got his start in politics as an Chicago Alderman elected as part of the Harold Washington "movement". Washington was elected mayor of Chicago in 1983 by a coalition led by Chicago DSA and the Communist Party. It was Washington's election that inspired the young Barack Obama to move to Chicago - he even unsuccessfully applied for a job in the Washington administration.
In the late 1970s, early 1980s, Luis Gutierrez was one of the leading US members of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party.
Openly Marxist-Leninist, the PSP campaigned for Puerto Rican independence from the US. The organization maintained an unofficial "embassy' in Cuba and in the US was close to several revolutionary organizations including the terrorist Weather Underground Organization.
Gutierrez was able to use his contacts in the Chicago City government to to secure government funds for the PSP sponsored cultural center and for Party sponsored social services and ESL and GELD programs.
Incidentally, one of Eliseo Medina's comrades, DSA vice chair Jose LaLuz had also been a leading member of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party.
Jose laLuz, right at Chicago DSA's 1992 awards dinner
In January 1976, Jose LaLuz, representing the PSP Central Committee attended the Weather Underground organized "Hard Times" conference, at the University of Chicago. The conference unsuccessfully attempted to unify several radical groups into a new unified communist party.
In 2008, Jose LaLuz was Chairman of Latinos for Obama-a major Democratic Party effort to swing the Latino vote behind Obama.
LaLuz explained his tactics to the Communist Party's Peoples Weekly World September 19 2008;
"The Obama campaign is working in both New Mexico and Colorado, among other states, telling Latino voters about McCain’s terrible stands on the economy and about the horrible role Republicans have played and continue to play on immigration... “We are showing how the companies and outfits that exploit Latino workers are the people behind McCain,”
Between now and Election Day LaLuz said that the Obama campaign is registering voters in New Mexico and Colorado and developing lists of tens of thousands of Latino supporters for Obama. “Those lists will constitute the people we bring out on Election Day.”
In 1999, Congressman Luis Gutierrez was one of a small group who successfully lobbied President Clinton to pardon 14 imprisoned members of the Puerto Rican terrorist group the FALN.
In September 2007, controversy erupted in Chicago when it was discovered that Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich had hired Steven Guerra as an $120,000 deputy chief of staff for community services.
It turned out that Guerra had spent nearly two years in a federal prison for refusing a federal judge's order to testify before a grand jury investigating a wave of FALN bombings that terrorized Chicago and New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. Guerra chose to be convicted of contempt even though he was offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony.
A government informant had told investigators that Guerra was a member of FALN and recounted a June 1982 trip Guerra took to Puerto Rico to attend "a meeting of a cross section of terrorists." Guerra was identified at the meeting as "one of the leaders of the resistance in the United States..."
"The discussion at the meeting included detailed plans for the ambush of police officers and the destruction of dams through the use of explosives."
Steven Guerra had originally been hired by Chicago City in 2003, on the recommendation of Luis Gutierrez.
Defending Guerra, Congressman Gutierrez praised his longtime acquaintance who "made what he considered a principled decision, and he paid a heavy price for that decision." "I have known Steven for a long time. He is a good man who cares about making our state a better place to live," said Gutierrez.
The question is-will Gutierrez and Medina's plans to "reform' immigration make the United States of America a better place?
Is that even the intention?
Or are America's illegal immigrants merely pawns in a cynical scam to give Obama's Democrats and their Marxist allies indefinite power-a governing coalition for the long term?
What do 12 million human beings matter, when a socialist America is at stake?
...Viva La Raza. Wise Latina's. The La Raza President in the cabinet. Violence In Mexico, spurring movement of the population.
This is the biggest threat of the rise of a Fourth Reich style government in the USA. One with single party control tipped to it by an invasion force little different in intent little different than any army under the command of Marxists. Invade, occupy, control. Look for a mass influx of Haitian's to be the vanguard of "humanitarian" imports...
I knew it!! I knew it all the time!
Former Chief of Housekeeping Staff, Coakley Campaign
I have been in this country for now many years and I have learn many things. Like to put the 20% away for the rainy day. Do no to mix the permanent press with the cottons. And as Dio is my witness, do no never take the job for the Kennedys.
Please for to let me explain. I am being to not blog for many months here because I am very busy. Last year when I am working for the Senora Caroline Kennedy she tell me to write this blog to tell you why for to vote for her for the Senator of Nueva York. This is no my idea, but Senora Kennedy say, "Rosa, after you are finish with the floors, you must write my blog! I am late for to my gown fitting at Saks." But then she is very angry at me because she is no made into the Senator, and because she has to pay the back taxes for Rosa and the other housekeepers. This is why we have the big fight and she fire me.
My friends they are very sad for me, but I tell them, "be no sad for Rosa! I am very very happy I am not to longer be working for the Senora Kennedy no more." Then I am go to the Bronx community college and study the dental hygienist. But the one day it is the phone ringing.
"Ola Rosa, it is Senora Kennedy. No no no! Please to no hang up! I have the very good job opportunity for you! In the Massachusetts."
I am ask her, is this for to work for another Kennedy like your drunk sobrinos? She say, "no no no Rosa, it is for to work for mi amiga Senora Coakley. She is going to win Tio Teddy's family seat with the Senate, and she need the light housekeeping and campaign helping. If you do the good job she will take you to the Washington and you will make a lot of money more than the dental hygiene. I am promise you, no windows and no blogging."
I am having the very mix feelings about this. I am pray to the Guadelupe for the guidance. Many times I have clean up the mess for Tio Teddy when he is barracho. But que Dios le bendiga, he always pay Rosa the nice bonus on Navidad to stay quiet about it. So I say, "okay, Senora, I will take the job."
Then, Dio mio, every day the poll is more bad, and she keep yelling louder. She stop asking for the grapefruit and ask for the Ben and Jerry ice cream. She say, "Rosa, why do the stupid voter people fall for the stupid Senor Brown and his stupid truck?" I say, I do no know Senora, maybe because he is the very handsome and against the health care taxes. This is make her very angry and to throw her Ben and Jerry across the kitchen.
When I am clean up the mess Senora Coakley say, "You are the Mexicana, yes Rosa? You must have the old pickup truck I can borrow for the campaign."
I say, "no Senora, I am from Guatemala. My cousin Estaban has the pickup, but it is need the new transmission."
Every day it is getting worse with yelling and the polls. Senora Coakley is on the phone with the Senator peoples and the White House peoples, especially after she say the bad things about the Red Sox man. "Why do I have to know all this things about the beisbol players?" she is yelling on the phone. "Nobody at the Harvard cares!"
Then she looks at me and she say, "Rosa! You are the Hispanic like the many beisbol players. Why can no you get me the endorsement from the Pedro Gomez or Lopez or what is his name? You are not being very good to help me!"
I am say, "I am sorry Senora, I know Pedro Gomez but he is not this beisbol player. Maybe you talk to Senor Steinbrenner. Do you want me to go to the Stop and Shop for more Ben and Jerry?"
And then she is very angry again and she say, "No Rosa! The consultant man he say I need to make the connect with the Red Sox fans. I want you go to this Fenway Park and shake the people hands and give the Coakley signs. I am late for the interview on MSNBC."
When I am getting back, I am surprise to see Senora Coakley very happy. "Oh Rosa, oh Rosa!" she say. "El Presidente is coming for to campaign rallies for me! We are save! We are going to the Washington!"
In the next days Senora Coakley and her campaign peoples are very excited to prepare for El Presidente and for to make the attack ads. It is very busy in the house and I am try to make sure there are enough ashtrays for El Presidente, but the attack ad people keep to ask me, "Rosa! How do you spell Massachusettes?"
But when Senora Coakley and the people are come back from the rally with El Presidente, they are all being very quiet with the angry looks. The next days before the election days the house is like the funeraria, and all of the people are making the updating resumes on the computers. Senora Coakley is alone in the kitchen practicing the smiles and throwing the Ben and Jerrys.
I am alone in the house last night and I watch the election on the television. I am try to watch this on Telemundo, but Senora Coakley is making the TVs only to work for MSNBC. Dio me perdone, but I am relief when Senora Coakley make her concession speech because maybe she will get on with her life and stop crying and throwing the ice creams. But then television peoples are now saying the bad things about her. They say she is the very bad candidate. And then Senora Coakley's peoples are angry and they say that El Presidente is to blame. All I know is that there is going to be a lot of ice cream to clean up when she is get back.
"Have I done something wrong Senora?" I say.
"Rosa! You have done everything wrong!" they are yelling. "There is no way we could lose the election. Everybody in the Massachusetts loves El Presidente and his health care! Everyone loves Senora Coakley and Tio Teddy! You are the reason, Rosa! You have lost this election just like you did with Senora Kennedy in Nueva York. Rosa, you are the cursed!"
And now I am getting very angry.
"No, Rosa is not the cursed," I say. "But Rosa has a curse for you. Chinga su madre, puta loca."
After that I am feeling much better. Estaban got his transmission fixed and he is driving me back to Nueva York. I think I have finally learn my lesson about taking the Kennedy jobs, so this time I am going to stick with becoming the dental hygienist.
If this does not work out, maybe I become a Senator. I hear there will be openings this Fall.
January 26, 2010
UK works toward societal fairness. We'll be next.
By Daily Mail Reporter
A job centre has been slammed for refusing to display an advert for a 'reliable workers' - because it discriminated against unreliable applicants.
Recruitment boss Nicole Mamo, 48, tried to post an advert for a £5.80-an-hour domestic cleaner on her local Jobcentre Plus website.
She ended the job offer by saying that any applicants for the post 'must be very reliable and hard-working'.
But when Ms Mamo called the Jobcentre Plus in Thetford, Norfolk, the following day she was told that her advert would not be displayed.
Nicole Mamo, director of Devonwood Recruitment was stunned when a job centre in Thetford, Norfolk, said she could not include the phrase 'reliable and hard working' in her advert
A Jobcentre Plus worker claimed that the word 'reliable' meant they could be sued for discriminating against unreliable workers.
The mother-of-two from Hertfordshire today slammed the situation as 'ridiculous'.
She said: 'I placed the advert on the website and when I phoned up to check I was told it hadn't been displayed in the job centre itself.
The Job Centre in Thetford, Norfolk, said the advert discriminated against unreliable people.
'She said "oh we can't put that advert on the job points".
'She said it was because they could have cases against them for discriminating against unreliable people.
'I laughed because I thought that was crazy. We supply the NHS with staff so it's very important for the patients that we have reliable workers.
'We find jobs for hundreds of temporary staff every week and are proud of our workers but our reputation is at stake if they aren't reliable.
'We are taking people off the dole and finding them jobs so not displaying the advert just seems absolutely ridiculous to me.'
Nicole, who runs Devonwood recruitment agency and employs eight people, placed her advert on the Thetford Jobcentre Plus website on January 21 this year.
The job offer, which cost nothing to display, read: 'Domestic cleaner required immediately. A variety of different shifts available. Must be fluent in written and spoken English for health and safety reasons. Previous experience preferred. Training will be provided. Must be very reliable and hard-working.'
The following day Nicole phoned Thetford Jobcentre Plus and was told by a woman that her advert could not be displayed.
She claimed that the job centre could be sued by unreliable people if they placed the advert on their 'job points' but told Nicole it will remain on their website.
The brown acid is not particularly good, man,
..but make sure you NEVER have children!
I have a natural sympathy for anyone who's suspicious of the mechanisms and authority of the state. Conservatism and libertarianism are controlled and moderate forms of anarchism but have nothing in common with, say, the anarchism of Mikhail Bakhunin, and its deeply evil nihilism and automatic violence.
Conservatism and libertarianism also have nothing in common with the young (mostly), white, indulged, addled, middle and upper-middle class slabs of meat who call themselves "anarchists" today. For classification purposes, they're part of the American Left. Their totems, drives, fancies and dislikes are off-the-shelf leftism - anti-capitalism, communard silliness, revolutionary fixations, radical feminism - in other words, the little baubles that low-wattage leftists find so intoxicating.
A long time ago, Frank Zappa was on Saturday Night Live, and one of his casual comments about the music scene was (from memory) this: "As long as people want to get laid, there will be something like disco."
As long as we have misfits who want get laid, we'll have something like an Anarchist Book Fair!
They Forgot About Zenger
It is not pleasant for anyone to be "hoist by their own petard " and to have the interviewee turn into the interviewer must have been a humiliating experience for the renowned Ms. Amanpour. But what was she reporting? Thiessen wrote a book that is clearly criticizing the President for his handling of national security. He interrupts her diatribe to interject how Ms. Amanpour's misreporting of waterboarding has endangered our nation. Thiessen is a former speechwriter in Bush administration; some of the pertinent dialogue can be viewed here from a segment broadcast on Sean Hannity's program.
CNN spiked a hot story on Sunday. But if their plan was to keep a lid on a eated and unflattering Christiane Amanpour interview, it didn’t quite work out. Christiane Amanpour interviewed author Marc Thiessen about his hot new book, Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack last Wednesday, January 20. But Thiessen turned the tables on Amanpour and instead confronted her about her biased reporting.
The show broadcast to CNN’s international audience, as planned. The piece was then to air in the large U.S. market Sunday. However, it appears that after Thiessen firmly called out CNN’s star reporter for spreading mistruths about enhanced interrogation, one of her pet issues, the network opted to not air the show at all in the United States.
Misrepresentation of facts is far more effective than simply suppressing them. It presents an opportunity to "poison the jury pool" of public opinion and to harden attitudes which might have been changed with the straight forward presentation of fact.
This is not what the Founders of our Nation had in mind when they drafted the First Amendment. Freedom of the press is supposed to provide the citizenry with an opportunity to decide for themselves how they should govern themselves. Commonly attributed to Thomas Jefferson, the adage, “An informed citizenry is the bulwark of a democracy” is truly a vital component to self governance, particularly today when government is all intrusive, all pervasive and affects every part of our lives.
Which is why we need to revisit why freedom of the press was considered important enough to become part of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Remember, the Bill of Rights was drafted to satisfy the States demand to clarify certain rights and ratified nearly three years after the Constitution in December 1791 (the Constitution was accepted in June 1788).
There is an incident in colonial America that sparked this Amendment protecting the freedom of the press, it was the trial of John Peter Zenger (I was taught this in the seventh grade; I wonder if they even teach it anymore).
The Trial of John Peter Zenger: An Account
By Doug Linder (2001)
No country values free expression more highly than does the United States, and no case in American history stands as a greater landmark on the road to protection for freedom of the press than the trial of a German immigrant printer named John Peter Zenger. On August 5, 1735, twelve New York jurors, inspired by the eloquence of the best lawyer of the period, Andrew Hamilton, ignored the instructions of the Governor's hand-picked judges and returned a verdict of "Not Guilty" on the charge of publishing "seditious libels." The Zenger trial is a remarkable story of a divided Colony, the beginnings of a free press, and the stubborn independence of American jurors.
Zenger continued to report on the shenanigans and goings on much to the consternation of Mr. Crosby. Crosby tried to use the court system to shut down Zenger's presses but was unsuccessful.
Zenger's trial commenced on August 4, 1735. His lawyer, James Hamilton, got the juror's sympathy and introduced a revolutionary doctrine - jury nullification. For prior to this:
Cosby responded to these frustrations by proclaiming a reward of fifty pounds for the discovery of the authors of the libels and by issuing an order that Zenger's newspapers be publicly burned by "the common hangman."
Then, in an effort to get around the Grand Jury's refusal to indict, Cosby ordered his attorney general, Richard Bradley, to file "an information" before Justices Delancey and Philipse. Based on the information, the Justices issued a bench warrant for the arrest of John Peter Zenger. On November 17, 1734, the sheriff arrested Zenger and took him to New York's Old City Jail, where Zenger would stay for the next eight months.
Hamilton responded thusly:
Chief Justice Delancey ruled that Hamilton could not present evidence of the truth of the statements contained in Zenger's Journal. "The law is clear that you cannot justify a libel," Delancey announced. "The jury may find that Zenger printed and published those papers, and leave to the Court to judge whether they are libelous."
We know how this ends. The jury returned a verdict of "not guilty." This didn't mean a cessation of political shenanigans and goings on, but it did stop any further prosecutions for seditious libel in New York.
I know, may it please Your Honor, the jury may do so. But I do likewise know that they may do otherwise. I know that they have the right beyond all dispute to determine both the law and the fact; and where they do not doubt of the law, they ought to do so. Leaving it to judgment of the court whether the words are libelous or not in effect renders juries useless (to say no worse) in many cases.
This, this, is what the First Amendment is all about. Not the protection of petty government potentates who harbor illusions of grandeur; not to promote some reporter's pet peeve. But to protect those who would uncover wrong doing, evil if you prefer. The First Amendment is the flashlight that causes the cockroaches to run when the darkness disappears and their actions are revealed.
A half-century after the Zenger trial, as members of the First Congress debated the proposed Bill of Rights, one of the Constitution's principal drafters and great-grandson of Lewis Morris, Gouvernor Morris, would write of the Zenger case: "The trial of Zenger in 1735 was the germ of American freedom, the morning star of that liberty which subsequently revolutionized America."
And we see damn little proper use of it. And it is a shame, because so many Americans are looking for this in their news sources. Consider this revelation:
If you build it, they will come.
Fox is the most trusted television news network in the country, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
A Public Policy Polling nationwide survey of 1,151 registered voters Jan. 18-19 found that 49 percent of Americans trusted Fox News, 10 percentage points more than any other network.
Thirty-seven percent said they didn’t trust Fox, also the lowest level of distrust that any of the networks recorded.
There was a strong partisan split among those who said they trusted Fox — with 74 percent of Republicans saying they trusted the network, while only 30 percent of Democrats said they did.
Goomba Nation ... a word with you
Now, with the fine team that St. Nick has assembled here, I am certain that things will rock along just swimmingly. I am really enjoying the contributions of all my fellow GNN staff, and I tip my Custer cover to you all, even if I need a translator/thesaurus/English prof-at-the-ready when Rhod writes.
But now, before I head back to the trailer to tend to my crops for the spring, let me say a few things, since we're all here:
We've made it to 2010 and survived while hanging by a thread politically in '09. Looking back, it was a marvelous year of rediscovering the engagement it takes for a nation to remain free. However, the real battle lies ahead, and it is not so much the 2010 elections (which I do think are important and require our focus and energy), but rather winning hearts and minds. Now, go forth and do so with good cheer.
The nation is in peril. Our economy is a mess, and there are no adults in charge of the government who have the good sense to allow Americans to work our way out of this. Worse yet, yes ... worse yet, our national security is in jeopardy. Just today, Obama got an "F" rating for bioterror preparedness. We've been attacked at Fort Hood, nearly lost an airliner ... and Obama's people are telling us that they are not up to the job. These are serious times.
One of the reasons I didn't go high and to the right (as some conservatives did) about President Bush's overspending -- spending that looks Scrooge-like now, by comparison -- was that I saw where we were in terms of national security, including the threats on the horizon and realized: If we're all dead, none of this matters. The Bush Administration made national security its first priority after 9/11. The results speak for themselves. On the other hand, Obama has made ramming an unwanted, disasterous health-care bill down the nation's throat ... while we are broke and at war ... his number one priority.
I miss Pres. Bush. I miss his integrity. I miss his love of our troops. I miss the fact that he understood that he was a steward of something so much greater than himself, indeed, a position and ideals so much higher than petty politics or grandstanding.
None of us know, for we can't see into the mind and soul of Pres. Obama, but I do wonder what he thinks about America in his heart of hearts. This I do believe: He sees the nation far differently than our last president.
The voting malfeasance of those on "our side" who allowed the Obama presidency to occur -- either through act or omission -- has put the nation in great danger. That we on the right might get political gains out of this doesn't matter at all to me.
So ... go forth, be happy warriors, and make a difference in your own spheres of influence. I have written previously, and said many times, that our real work starts at home ... then works out to our neighborhoods, then to our towns and states, and so on.
This is the real work, and I would daresay that a life well-lived is far more persuasive and powerful than the most poignant prose.
God bless you all. See you around.
Beck links arms with Goldberg. Left offended by Flying Wedge.
Media Matters Attacks Beck – Ignores Progressive Roots Of The Klan And Holocaustby Andrew Marcus at Big Government
Media Matters is attempting to attack Glenn Beck over his exposé of Progressive violence and crimes against humanity in the previous century.
Media Matters can spend all year trying to deny the blood soaked roots of the progressive movement, but that’s a little like Democrat Robert Byrd arguing that there was no such thing as slavery, let alone the KKK.
Case in point, one topic Media Matters and other progressive groups don’t want to deal with is how Progressive Eugenics inspired the Master Race holocaust of WWII.
I have covered this here before, and the facts are truly damning as well as irrefutable.
To see just how involved the American Progressive movement was in the global effort to murder the “inferior” in the name of their junk science of Eugenics, we dare you to click through to this Google Books page for Black’s book, War Against The Weak. The link highlights the word Progressive everywhere it appears in the text.
And before the folks at Media Matters try to destroy the source of the detailed research which reveals how America’s Progressive movement collaborated with the Nazis to commit genocide, we would simply like to wish you good luck with that.
I would like to officially challenge the folks at Media Matters, and other progressive intellectual sink-holes, to address their movement’s role in the Nazi genocide.
The Neo-Progressives might do themselves a service by admitting the damage their predecessors have done, and trying to make amends for their horrors. Denying these documented crimes is the same as excusing them.
I would also like to challenge American Jews and Blacks, the main targets of Progressive Eugenics, by asking how they can call themselves Progressives given what the movement has unapologetically done to their populations.
January 25, 2010
GNN Breaking News
Professor Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona University will tell a meeting at the Royal Society that the best way of proving that extra-terrestrial life exists elsewhere in the universe is to use evidence from earth.
The meeting at the Royal Society, which will include representatives from Nasa, the European Space Agency and the UN Office for Outer space Affairs marks the 5th anniversary of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) programme. Lord Rees, President of the Royal Society will also lead one of the sessions.
Phil immediately returned to gnawing at the restraints that were keeping him on the gurney but this startling disclosure was enough to mobilize an army of GNN investigative reporters. Nothing could stop this juggernaut. We were bound and determined by a holy oath to see what teleprompters have to do with the search for alien life-forms ... as long as they had nothing to do with DC's backyard.
We grabbed the first flight available. We assiduously checked to make sure that the aircraft did not fly over DC's backyard. And by the time we got to Phoenix, Kahn was rising. We read the note he left hanging on his door. And again we read the words that said he was leaving, as he's left Phoenix so many times before.
So we interviewed his roommate who spilled the beans on this amazing story. Teleprompters are the product of an ancient alien mind control technology. They are more addictive than crack cocaine and the President of the United States has fallen victim to it's Siren-like attraction. After using them for only a few years, Obama made the fatal mistake of getting a teleprompter penile implant. From that point on he was under the control of aliens.
Indeed, Obama has made plans to expand the use of these devices throughout America. Like Johnny Appleseed, Obama leaves a trail of teleprompters wherever he goes. The children at the Graham Road Elementary School are in grave peril.
In just a few months, teleprompter manufacturers will deliver an astounding variety of Bluetooth personal teleprompters in the form of eyeglasses, hat visors, contact lenses and suppositories.
This is an invasion and GNN warned you first!
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He also brought in Danny Glover to read My Pet Goat
Obama spoke to 6th Graders in Falls Church, Virginia on Tuesday January 19, 2010.
He brought his TelePrompter.
He sure wouldn’t want to go off message when speaking to 6th graders.
January 24, 2010
Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma!
Tu pure, o, Principessa,
nella tua fredda stanza,
guardi le stelle
che tremano d'amore
e di speranza.
Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
il nome mio nessun saprà!
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirò
quando la luce splenderà!
Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
che ti fa mia!
(Il nome suo nessun saprà!...
e noi dovrem, ahime, morir!)
Dilegua, o notte!
English Translation of "Nessun Dorma":
Nobody shall sleep!...
Nobody shall sleep!
Even you, o Princess,
in your cold room,
watch the stars,
that tremble with love and with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know...
On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!...
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.)
Vanish, o night!
Set, stars! Set, stars!
At dawn, I will win! I will win! I will win!
Obama Gets His Groove Back
Hopefully it stays a satire and does not evolve into a prophecy.
Lions N' Tigers N' Ashtrays ... Oh My
He has revealed himself to be a hollow, shallow ghost of a man. This is not a man that can be trusted with a paper route much less the Presidency.
We the people of the United States owe Scott Brown's supporters a huge debt of gratitude. They didn't merely elect a senator. They ripped the façade off the Obama presidency.
Just as Dorothy and Toto exposed the ordinary man behind the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz," the voters in Massachusetts revealed that, in this White House, there is no there there.
It's all smoke and mirrors, bells and whistles, held together with glib talk, Chicago politics and an audacious sense of entitlement.
At the center is a young and talented celebrity whose worldview, we now know, is an incoherent jumble of poses and big-government instincts. His self-aggrandizing ambition exceeds his ability by so much that he is making a mess of everything he touches.
It's not a matter of being ready. Cocker spaniels and cockroachs will never be ready to perform brain surgery no matter how hard you try to prepare them - it's their nature, they don't change.
He never advances a practical idea. Every proposal overreaches and comes wrapped in ideology and a claim of moral superiority. He doesn't listen to anybody who doesn't agree with him.
After his first year on the job, America is sliding backwards, into grave danger at home and around the world. So much so that I now believe either of his rivals, Hillary Clinton or John McCain, would have made a better, more reliable and more trustworthy president.
They warned us he wasn't ready.
Hoping that your hood ornament will be able to sing "Nessum Dorma" one day doesn't cut it either. Thanks fiddy-two'ers, you elected an ashtray to the Presidency.
Weapons of Mass...
Scott Ritter does it again! (File photo of standard UN Employee)