Archive for the ‘Affirmative Action’ Category

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STRIKES AGAIN

September 12, 2014

Affirmative Action, first introduced in 1961 by then President John F. Kennedy, was meant as a temporary measure to “level the playing field” between whites and all minorities but primarily blacks. As with so many programs to force equality among unequal circumstances, affirmative action soon took a turn to pursuing diversity. At that time the effort became one of what is now known by the oxymoron “reverse discrimination”.

Liberal ideals of change to achieve across-the-board equality disregards means, manner, knowledge, skills, abilities, achievement and ethic. It is discrimination for the sake of attempted likeness and is harmful to all it encompasses. People cannot be cozily forced into ill fitting molds.

As first designed, affirmative action called for employment and education admission goals that would give minorities opportunity for self betterment without having to overcome the real or imagined barriers of race, color or creed. Percentages had to be met with the best minority candidates chosen from the applicant pools for higher education and jobs. The available pool of minority applicants were not always the most qualified or best prepared for the desired positions. The quotas, however, had to be met from the candidates seeking self advancement.

As a result, requirements for credentials, skills, education, and previous performance history had to be lowered for all applicants to institutions of higher education and for the workforce. Ultimately, all standards were highly modified or foregone altogether in order to meet government mandated proportional diversity goals.

Substandard results were recognized within just a few years. Many of the minorities allowed into the colleges and universities due only to skin color or heritage found it difficult to meet even the lowered expectations and the drop out rate among them rose. Employers found it impossible to fire under performing workers without having to justify the action before labor boards or courtroom judges.

The thinking individual might believe that history would keep us from repeating past mistakes. However, enter the President of the United States of America. He is a prime example of what can happen when someone is promoted to a position for which he or she is not qualified.

In 2008, the American public saw a handsome and articulate man with African-American heritage vie for the presidency of the United States. They voted with emotion for him on those characteristics alone. Prior history of achievement – there was none. Academic accolades – there were none. In fact, his recorded prior performance was average to sub-standard. He was a charismatic orator and that, combined with liberal guilt fostered since the inception of affirmative action, was enough for a large voter turnout in his favor.

Having achieved nothing of benefit to the country, he was re-elected for a second term. Over the past 6 years, the cheer leading media has conducted polls and presented poll results that favor the president. Now, however, we are seeing that even they are unable to word surveys that will foster positive results for the him.

A recent Washington poll of registered voters asked whether the Obama presidency is a success or failure. Of the respondents, 55% gave him a failing grade while 39% accepted him as a presidential success. Only 43% of the respondents believe he is a strong leader while 55% do not see him as a leader.

Affirmative action strikes again.

UN-JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

March 13, 2012

Eric Holder’s Department of Un-Justice strikes again.  The Civil Rights division has attacked the voting integrity in South Carolina and now Texas.

From AP

“Photo ID laws have become a point of contention in the 2012 elections.  Liberal groups have said the requirements are the product of Republican-controlled state governments and are aimed at disenfranchising people who tend to vote Democratic —, people of low-income and college students.”

Why do Democrats not have photo ID?  African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Canadian, rich or poor, it doesn’t matter, you must have a photo ID to cash a check, use a credit card, drive on public streets, apply for work, apply for Welfare or unemployment benefits or attend college.  My gym even has a photo of me on the check-in computer to make sure the person using my card is authorized to do so, me!

“Proponents of such legislation say the measures are aimed at combating voter fraud.  But, advocacy groups for minorities and the poor dispute that and argue there is no evidence of significant voter fraud.”

“There is no evidence of significant voter fraud?”  How many of the recent elections have been won by fewer than 500 votes or contested for recount because of questionable (read, fraudulent) registrations?  Can you say “Al Gore” or “Al Franken”?  How many times have we heard about voters who have been dead from two weeks to fifteen years or Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse voting?

BIZARRO x 2

January 12, 2012

LABOR DEPARTMENT OFFERS $20 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR RELEASED PRISONERS SEEKING WORK

Published January 12, 2012

Associated Press

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –  The U.S. Department of Labor is offering more than $20 million in grants to organizations that will help former prisoners find work.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis made the announcement in Newport News on Thursday, saying those who have served their time deserve a second chance to make a positive contribution to society. About 700,000 inmates are released from state and federal prisons each year.

Nationwide, the Labor Department expects to award 17 grants worth about $1.21 million each as part of the program.

The grants will target organizations in high-poverty, high-crime communities.

Solis made the announcement following a roundtable discussion with community leaders.

This administration is dragging down the economy; doing everything possible to limit opportunities for the middle class.  Now they want thieves, rapists, child molesters, batterers etc. to have a competitive edge over upstanding hard working, law abiding and moral taxpaying citizens.  Those men and women have been earnestly seeking gainful employment during the just incarceration of the societal misfits. 

The government wants to subsidize the pay for ex-cons  and early release recipients so that criminals can take the few available jobs.  Why not just send a supplemental income check to every illegal immigrant as well?  How about borrowing another 2-3 trillion dollars from China to support the needy in Cuba and Venezuela?

Oops, I hope this administration doesn’t construe that last paragraph as a suggestion.

Likin’ that change now?

 

 

TO HELL AND BACK

October 25, 2011

The past three years have brought us many things not thought possible in the United States of America just a few years prior.  Not only have we had a Congress passing multi-page bill after bill that were unread, we had (and have) a President with so little regard for the Constitution that he simply skirts it with Executive appointments and edicts.  To help his cause he has had the opportunity to lord over confirmation of two radically idealized activist Supreme Court nominees.

With this kind of showing from the top, some states now relinquish the sovereignty of the country to foreign nationals.  In Texas and California, after usurping citizen tax dollars on elementary education and impeding the progress of other students, Mexican and South American nationals are afforded the rights and benefits of in-state tuition, Pell grants (for foreign nationals) and extremely low interest loans for attending state run colleges and universities.  American citizens from neighboring states do not qualify for the same or similar benefits.

According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the California County of Sonoma now accepts the Mexican matriculár consular ID.  Once in possession of this “identification” an individual immediately becomes eligible to receive a California Identification Card guarantying hassle free travel throughout the United States.  It is sufficient to board a plane or train or enter any unclassified area of any military complex.

While this may sound most humane, it is one of the most dangerous steps to our national security that could possibly be taken.  *This is not to say that every Mexican or foreign national in this country is here to do us harm, however…

To obtain a Mexican matriculár consular ID, one must fill out a simple form for a representative of the Mexican government.  It may as well be a series of questions (in Spanish, of course) such as:

  1. Who would you like to be today?
  2. When would you like to have been born?
  3. Where would you like to have been born?
  4. How old would you like to be today?
  5. On what date would you like to celebrate your birth?
  6. Given the opportunity, at what address would you like to live?
  7. Did you bring someone with you who can verify these statements or should a consulate representative witness the document.

One must understand that, like becoming President of the United States of America, it is not imperative that one is able to prove their background.  To receive the Mexican matriculár consular ID, one must simply make statements.  If one is illiterate, a Mexican official will fill in the form on his/her behalf.  The requirements are very basic.  1.  Show up at any permanent or temporary site or send a friend on your behalf.  This can be done as many times as one chooses to change identity.

Thanks Barry.  Thanks Janet.  Thanks Eric.  Thanks Jerry and thanks to the Sonoma County officials.  You’ve taken the country to the precipice of Hell.  I only hope that with the 2012 elections we can get it back.

HEY! DON’T TAKE MY FREEDOM!

June 12, 2011

If you don’t care about the freedoms that have made this country the best and most enviable in the world, that’s fine with me.  Just don’t ask me to relinquish my rights and freedoms so that you are, or can become, more equal.   Dragging me down to your level does not elevate you.

If you think guns are dangerous, fine!  Don’t own guns.  Don’t take away my right and freedom to own one, or many.  If you believe that gays, blacks, women, Muslims, Jews, pedophiles, burglars or whatever minority groups have been persecuted in the past, and therefore are owed reparations, in any form, fine.  You make the reparations.  I didn’t persecute any of them so don’t take my job away and give it to one of them.  Don’t take away the earnings from my job and give it to them either just because they say, and you believe, the subset to which they are claiming membership makes them more “deserving”.  Own your own guilt and act upon it accordingly.

If you are handicapped and require special access to conduct normal business, I can understand and sympathize with your needs.  However, I would not even want to do business with, or give my money to, an independent business who’s owner doesn’t care enough about me to accommodate my needs by making his/her business accessible?  Is there not another similar business that would accommodate you, welcome you…perhaps even give you a discount?  Just because you can, doesn’t make it right to sue someone who is trying to earn a living.

Just because you chose to ingest or inject pharmaceuticals or known narcotics doesn’t mean I should support your “disability” with dollars extracted from my earnings.  Your addiction also doesn’t give you the “right” to break into my house and steal my possessions to support your habit.

Likewise, if you run down a pedestrian while driving under the influence of anything you shouldn’t expect or be given special sentencing by the courts for your mayhem.  You are the one who made two choices, (1) chemically alter your thought processes and abilities and (2) operate a motor vehicle.  Yes, the first choice may have influenced the second, but you made the first choice, even if it was last week or six years ago and you have been addicted to and ingesting or injecting it since.

Let us no longer be controlled and governed by the mad men of society: the minorities, the special interests the want-to-be special or different and equal or superior because of that difference.  Hate crimes over-protect certain people or groups of people.  If you are demanding special attention and privileges because you are an idiot, perhaps that’s why contempt surrounds you.

The founders of this country wanted freedom for anyone desiring to comport themselves with the pride and dignity that freedom affords, severally and collectively and equally.  Minorities, taking the opportunity to eliminate rights because those rights do not suit them is akin to termites eating away at a house or other strong structure; soon it will become weak and begin to crumble.

Please don’t take my freedom; it will only hurt you in the end.