Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flying Pig Alert

"the enemies of freedom – censorship and conformity"  -Michael Bloomberg

Former NYC mayor, The Little Dictator himself Michael Bloomberg must have made the Lefty Professor's sphincters eat holes in their chairs during a commencement address at Harvard University on Thursday, by unexpectedly implying they are a bunch priviledged  politically homogeneous repressionist: 

WSJ
"Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas, even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species. And perhaps nowhere is that more true than here in the Ivy League.
In the 2012 presidential race, 96% of all campaign contributions from Ivy League faculty and employees went to Barack Obama. Ninety-six percent – there was more disagreement among the old Soviet Politburo than there is among Ivy League donors. That statistic should give us pause.
When 96% of Ivy League donors prefer one candidate to another, you have to wonder whether students are being exposed to the diversity of views that a great university should offer.  A university cannot be great if its faculty is politically homogenous.
When tenure was created, it mostly protected liberals whose ideas ran up against conservative norms. Today, if tenure is going to continue to exist, it must also protect conservatives whose ideas run up against liberal norms.
Great universities must not become predictably partisan. And a liberal arts education must not be an education in the art of liberalism. The role of universities is not to promote an ideology. It is to provide scholars and students with a neutral forum for researching and debating issues—without tipping the scales in one direction, or repressing unpopular views.
Requiring scholars—and commencement speakers, for that matter—to conform to certain political standards undermines the whole purpose of a university. This spring, it has been disturbing to see a number of college commencement speakers withdraw—or have their invitations rescinded—after protests from students and—to me, shockingly—from senior faculty and administrators who should know better.
It happened at Brandeis, Haverford, Rutgers, and Smith. In each case, liberals silenced a voice—and denied an honorary degree—to individuals they deemed politically objectionable. That is an outrage and we must not let it continue. Censorship and conformity—the mortal enemies of freedom—win out...."

Friday, May 30, 2014

New Orleans’ Last 5 Government-Run Public Schools Close

Difficult as it is to believe, hardcore Big Labor supporters were actually okay with keeping kids trapped in failing schools as long as it kept the dues dollars rolling into union coffers.

Charter schools – independently operated public schools – have proven so popular with New Orleans parents that they’ve driven traditional, government-operated public schools out of business. During the just-completed school year, an estimated nine of 10 New Orleans students attended a charter. As a result, New Orleans’ last five government-run schools closed their doors for good this week. The city will be the first in the nation to have a school district comprised entirely of charter schools.

The Washington Post:
“An all-charter district signals the dismantling of the central school bureaucracy and a shift of power to dozens of independent school operators, who will assume all the corresponding functions: the authority to hire and fire teachers and administrators, maintain buildings, run buses and provide services to special-needs students.”
New Orleans officials turned to charter school operators to help recreate their broken school system in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Before the storm, the city’s public schools were widely viewed as the worst in the nation – not only because of poor academic results for students, but also because of widespread corruption and incompetence among school leaders.
The new school district was called the “Recovery School District,” and it was designed on the premise that parents should have the option of where their children attend school, instead of simply assigning them to the neighborhood public school.
“We’ve reinvented how schools run,” charter school advocate Neerav Kingsland told the Post. “If I am unhappy with service I’m getting in a school, I can pull my kid out and go to another school tomorrow. I don’t have to wait four years for an election cycle so I can vote for one member of a seven-member board that historically has been corrupt.”
It turns out “Recovery” was a good name for the new district. Graduation rates today are 23 percent higher than they were before Hurricane Katrina. And from 2007 to 2013, students’ grade-level competence in math and reading has increased 34 percent,

Despite the undeniable success, teacher unions and other public school apologists still have a laundry list of complaints against charters. They claim the alternative schools are “undemocratic” (because their leaders are appointed instead of elected), “unaccountable” to taxpayers, and cause hardship for parents who have to figure out how to shuttle their kids back and forth to school.

But the real reason the unionists hate charters is because educators in many of the alternative schools don’t belong to teacher unions, and the great thing about charter schools is that officials can shut them down if they’re not meeting academic expectations. That’s a quality control measure no government-run school district has ever faced.


I have plenty of reasons to criticize our Governor Booby Jindal, especially over the privatization of the charity hospital system set up by Huey Long in the 1930's, but in the case of public education reforms, he fought Washington and incompetent teachers and their union tooth and nail and helped make reforms such as New Orleans happen. 

*Big Central Government Utopian Liberals Heads Explode*

BREAKING NEWS: Rev. Al Sharpton to be Appointed Interim White House Press Secretary

(MFNS) Washington DC - Middle Finger News has learned  from deep cover operatives within the White House, that Rev. Al Sharpton will be appointed as temporarily replacement for the resiging Jay Carney as spokesman of the Ministry of Truth on Monday. 


Our sources told us the President believes the savvy Mr. Sharpton's experience with scandals, his grasp of domestic affairs, and powerful command of the English language will help continue getting out the truth to the media and serve the administration well in the upcoming troubled months of elections and investigations. 

Legend in His Own Mind

"On Wednesday, our commander-in-chief stood before some of America’s most selfless men and women. It was an opportunity to inspire these young West Pointers with a speech about national security — and their vital role in a dangerous world. Instead he opted for a campaign speech once again contrasting his own brilliance with a childish caricature of his critics."
"When John Kennedy addressed West Point’s Class of 1962, he told them the burden of defending freedom 'will require more from you than ever before in our history.' ...
How different from Barack Obama’s adolescent address Wednesday. Here the long gray line was reduced to a backdrop for a president shouting to the world: I’m not the weakling you think!" — New York Post Editorial  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Secret Service Call Sign TG1

Inaction and Influx

The Obama Gang is expected to announce more executive-level alterations to American immigration policy in the near future that will bypass congressional approval.  

While many young illegals claim they are coming to America to escape gangs, abuse and violence, they are also entering the country at a time when their presence can open up to special benefits to them such as specific opportunities to bring family members living abroad into the United States at a later date.

While America is, and should be seen as, a place for refuge and boundless opportunity, it should not become an international welfare center. Instead of illegals coming to the United States to have their children here in hopes they will someday become automatic citizens, many illegal children are coming to the United States in the obvious hope that a compassionate America will bestow amnesty on them now and citizenship for them later.

Obama’s brazen willingness to cherry-pick certain laws, enforcing some while bending others has set a terrible precedent and sent a message to the world that says: If America’s president doesn’t enforce his country’s immigration laws, why should we be expected to respect them?

Obama's Idea to Pursue Race-Based Government in Hawaii

This should clear up any doubts about what kind of man
we have sitting in the White House
CATO Institute
In a classic Friday-afternoon news dump – and on the eve of a holiday weekend, no less – the Interior Department issued an advance notice of proposed rule-making (ANPR) to “solicit public comments on whether and how the Department of the Interior should facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community.” (Our friends at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii broke the news; it helps that their weekend starts six hours after Washington’s!)
This would be an end-run around both Congress and the Constitution, marking the first step toward the creation of a race-based government in Hawaii. 
Even setting aside the Fourteenth/Fifteenth Amendment and policy problems with any proposed racial governing body, this brazen executive action raises serious separation-of-powers concerns.
#1 – Where does the Obama administration get the authority to establish such a government without the consent of Congress?
#2 – Would such a racially-based government violate the 14th and 15th Amendments, which protect against the violation of due process and racial discrimination?
#3 – Would this be extended to other racial and ethnic groups?
#4 – Does this just pour gasoline on the fire of Hawaii’s independence movement?
In other words, this seems like a needlessly divisive action by the Obama administration that could have major consequences for the country.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Some Democrats Talking Up ObamaCare On Stump

Candidates Starting to Take More Assertive Stance on Affordable Care Act
Go For it!

Another Great Statistic for Obama to Be Proud of......

The state of free press in the U.S. is bad, according to the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. The U.S. was ranked 46th among the 180 nations surveyed, falling 13 places since last year. And what would be the biggest reason the "Home of the Free" continues to fall in comparison to the rest of the world?



In 2013, it came to light that the Justice Department had secretly obtained phone logs of Associated Press reporters, monitored the personal email account for FOX News reporter James Rosen in order to discover officials speaking to the press, and subpoenaed James Risen of The New York Times to testify against a former CIA employee accused of leaking classified information. Obama said in May 2013 that he was "troubled" at the possible overreach by the Justice Department and ordered the agency to review its guidelines on dealing with press investigations and quietly pushed the matter into the shadows.

The Obama White House has been accused of shielding the President from the press by not allowing the White House Press Corps sufficient access to photograph and question Obama during his official duties. Tightly controlled press conferences and staged photo-ops are now the norm.
 
New York Times Former Executive Editor Jill Abramson told Al Jazeera America in late January:
"I would say it is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations, more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It's on a scale never seen before."
The World Press Freedom Index is based on the answers to a questionnaire from partner nongovernmental organizations from each respective country.The questionnaire measures pluralism, media independence, environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency and infrastructure. 

The very institution that has supported and shielded the Obama Administration at all cost recognizes that the Freedom of the Press is being eroded, yet continue to remain intimidated and like the condemned, blindly carrying the ax to they own execution. 

The Morning Edition


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Canklenaut

Everyone knows about the “Ready for Hillary” Democrats — the rapidly proliferating parade of elected officials and activists getting behind Hillary Clinton’s increasingly likely 2016 presidential campaign.

But there’s also
a smaller but increasingly vocal group making its presence felt lately — call these Democrats the “Wary of Hillary” Democrats. They’re not outwardly opposing a Clinton candidacy. But they are anxious about the spectacle of a Clinton juggernaut , after seeing what happened when she ran a campaign of inevitability last time.
Some feel a competitive primary, regardless of the outcome, is good for the party. Others say Clinton, who’s been out of electoral politics for five years, needs to be tested. And some Democrats are merely concerned that the party won’t have an open airing of views on economic policy. The reservations, expressed mostly in private company, have been given voice in recent days by some of the party’s most prominent governors.

The public commentary about the risks of Clinton as fait accompli seems less a harbinger of a messy primary fight than an effort to nudge Clinton to the left. There’s no apparent candidate with the political skill to catch Clinton by surprise this time. But the Democratic base doesn’t want Clinton to get a free pass, lest she give short shrift to the progressive agenda and tack to the center before the primary campaign is even fully underway
.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Educational Crash Course # 601

Another Installment of Diogenes'
Public Service Educational Series:

Womens Studies 101
(or 5 words ever man should understand)

Next in the series:
Social Studies 

'Living with the Village Idiot'
Lecture by Michelle Obama

  .......Class Dismissed!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

North Korea's Plan For Rap Music Dominance

DRPK Bureau of MFNS


For Immediate Release: 
North Korean Military Headquarters Pyongyang,   
"After the swift and convincing defeat in a recent international standoff at the hands of The People's Republic of Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jung un of the weenie imperialist running dog, Hussein Obama of the United States, the Leader of the DPRK today released details of previously secret plans to take over the US dominated world of Rap Music. " 
"In the eye's of our Dear Leader, the quality of Rap Music coming from the imperialist ghettos and government re-education camps is no longer world class. Kim Jung-un's knowledge of the music industry, composition and lyrical genius will once again prove the dominance of North Korean superiority."
The secret weapon in the stable of artist of the new self appointed "King of Rap Music Producers" is Los Angeles Rapper "4.25" (aka Little Pee Pee).  4.25 has sold hundreds of CD's in Pyongyang an now sits at #1 on the DPRK's top 20 music poll.


Dear Leader discusses lyric delivery with protΓ©gΓ© 4.25 aka Little Pee Pee

Dear Leader, adding to his impressive list of titles, will be from this day forward also be known in the music world as entrepreneur and  music producer "MC Stud-Muffin Kim". 


MC Stud-Muffin mobbed by adoring music fans at a recent 'We Love Dear Leader Rally'

Leftists Flip Out As University Replaces Gender Studies With Founding Documents Center

Students, faculty, and alumni of the University of South Carolina are outraged and spitting mad over the university's decision to drop a gender studies center that teaches, among other things, how to become a lesbian in 10 days, in favor of an American Founding Documents Study Center.


Leftists are not only claiming it's  un-American to change the center, but the founding documents are not really relevant in the real world. However, somehow learning to become a lesbian in under two weeks apparently is.

FrontPage Mag
"The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will close on July 1 and the funding, previously allocated for CWGS, will be used to teach the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers....."
"The Morning News editorialized that this was “A chilling act of retribution” and “Required reading programs serve several purposes. Most importantly, though, the programs are intended to prepare students for the expectations of college-level discourse and open them up for the diversity they’ll find both on campus and in the real world...." 
"The move puts South Carolina colleges back in compliance with a 90-year-old state law which requires colleges to teach students a year’s worth of courses on the nation’s founding documents." 
Just so you understand, the Morning News’ official editorial is insisting that knowing the Bill of Rights is irrelevant to “college level discourse” and the real world. 

A circulating petition signatures against the move sound even crazier:
Thomas Davies WOODRUFF, SC
"As an alumni, a non-traditional student, and a straight, white, older man, I can’t say enough about how my participation in WGS courses and the Center, changed my life for the better. Because enlightenment comes slowly to some outside academia, students, faculty, and staff need this resource. We cannot let an american Taliban rule our institutions of learning."
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Are We Being Distracted from the Grooming of Obama 2.0

Is This the Real Reason for Obama's Urgent Immigration Reform?
 
We all assume Hillary Clinton will run in 2016, while Julian Castro is being hand groomed for something. I wouldn't put it past the Democrats to pull a fast one like that. It would definitely put us on our heels.

Julian and Joaquin 
Oh, and he has a twin brother. That could be very useful......

Thursday, May 22, 2014

What Does Your States Most Popular Googley Moogley Reveal about You and Your Neighbors?

 According the The Daily Mail, property firm Estately used Google's Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other. It claims the results give an insight into each state's minds."


It seems New Yorkers are interested in the fine art of glue sniffing (that may explain the NYT editorial page). There's no results for DC, my guess these days it would be for Lawyer referrals.

But let's do a little research of our own shall we? Compared the map above with the electoral map of the election of Barack Obama in 2008 below...... 

Quite telling, isn't it?
Oh, and Pennsylvanians, you might want to contact the First Ladies Office about the Back Shaving thing. They might have some tips to offer you......

He Has a Strange Habit of Acting Like Somebody Else Has Been President These Past Years.


The New Obama Narrative: Epic Incompetence

"We’ve learned the hard way that Mr. Obama’s skill sets are far more oriented toward community organizing than they are to governing. On every front, he is overmatched by events. It’s painful to watch a man who is so obviously in over his head."


by Peter Wehner

"The last eight months have battered the Obama administration. From the botched rollout of the health-care website to the VA scandal, events are now cementing certain impressions about Mr. Obama. Among the most damaging is this: He is unusually, even epically, incompetent. That is not news to some of us, but it seems to be a conclusion more and more people are drawing.

The emerging narrative of Barack Obama, the one that actually comports to reality, is that he is a rare political talent but a disaster when it comes to actually governing. The list of his failures is nothing short of staggering, from shovel-ready jobs that weren’t so shovel ready to the failures of healthcare.gov to the VA debacle. But it also includes the president’s failure to tame the debt, lower poverty, decrease income inequality, and increase job creation. He promised to close Guantanamo Bay and didn’t. His administration promised to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian jury in New York but they were forced to retreat because of outrage in his own party. Early on in his administration Mr. Obama put his prestige on the line to secure the Olympics for Chicago in 2016 and he failed.

Overseas the range of Obama’s failures include the Russian “reset” and Syrian “red lines” to Iran’s Green Revolution, the Egyptian overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, and Libya post-Gaddafi. The first American ambassador since the 1970s was murdered after requests for greater security for the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi were denied. (For a comprehensive overview of President Obama’s failures in the Middle East, see this outstanding essay by Abe Greenwald.) The president has strained relations with nations extending from Canada to Germany, from Israel to Afghanistan to Poland and the Czech Republic to many others. All from a man who promised to heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans.

But that’s not all. The White House response to everything from the VA and IRS scandals to the seizure of AP phone records by the Department of Justice is that it learned about them from press reports. More and more Mr. Obama speaks as if he’s a passive actor, a bystander in his own administration, an MSNBC commentator speaking about events he has no real control over. We saw that earlier today, when the president, in trying to address the public’s growing outrage at what’s happening at the VA, insisted he “will not stand for it” and “will not tolerate” what he has stood for and tolerated for almost six years. His anger at what’s happening to our veterans seems to have coincided with the political damage it is now causing him."

(Commentary Magazine) 

CNN Tells Republicans Go Sell Crazy Somewhere Else


CNN boss Jeff Zucker has let it be known that his network won’t be bullied by Fox News into covering Benghazi and that CNN won’t be covering Benghazi unless it becomes legitimate news. During a recent interview, CNN boss Jeff Zucker said, “We’re not going to be shamed into it by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” he said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

This came from the man who runs a network that spend endless weeks obsessing over a missing airplane.
 
What Zucker was saying is that if Benghazi were to become a legitimate news story, CNN would cover it, but right now, Benghazi isn’t newsworthy, so no matter how much Fox News screams at the top of their lungs, CNN won’t be covering the story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dems Announce Starting Lineup for Team Pelosi

After threatening to boycott the upcoming Republican led Benghazi hearings, Nancy Pelosi must have realized that she'd be denying herself valuable face time from the media daily to give her spittle version of the days events, and gallantly  announced "Team Pelosi", the Democrat starting lineup for the big show. 


At quarterback is the always entertaining Rep. Elijah '"Hello is this thing on? " Cummings (D. Maryland) known for his expertise at not knowing when to shut up and feigning outrage at Republican committee chairman. Also announced as team member is Rep. Linda Sanchez (D. Cal) the less excitable sister of screeching banshee, Rep. Loretta  Sanchez (D. Cal.).
 
Other members are second-string house committee backbenchers, Tammy Duckworth (D- Illinois) Adam Smith (D-Washington) and Adam Schiff (D-Cal.) total unknowns to me and I'm assuming there as sacrificial collateral damage and keep the more power drunk House members from falling on their face like a wasted prom queen when the SHTF.

I'm sorely disappointed the Insane Troglodyte, Alan Grayson didn't make the cut. Surely he would have made possible dull hearing moments much more embarrassing events for the Dems, and an added baritone voice in the sure to come chorus of "We Have Already Covered This Before" you will hear over and over and .........  

He's So Angry He's Mad as Hell!


Congressional Neanderthal Volunteers for Benghazi Committee

Rep. Alan Grayson (Lunatic-Fla.) is willing to serve disrupt the committee established by House Republicans to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. In a Radio interview
Grayson said he has actually already talked to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Political Correctness and Dr. Ben Carson

Last night I had dinner with an old friend, a Regional Vice President of a large Book Chain. A life long liberal who admits to being embarrassed these day to say so, she told me something quite interesting that she found upsetting, personally and professionally. 

We have all heard of Ben Carson, one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. His book 'Gifted Hands' is the story of an innercity kid, with all the breaks seemingly against him, who through faith and hard work  became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33.

Gifted Hands, has been an inspirations to a generation that chose to listen to what he had to say, and undoubtedly influence many along the way.  It has been a staple of high school reading list for many years, especially predominately black schools. But no more. 

Large classroom institutional orders bought through book stores by school system administrators for his book are dropping dramatically. Once a book that remained in the top 100 of Amazon's book sales (consistently between #50 and 60) now has fallen to #261 and dropping. Why you ask? A black kid from Detroit makes good in the world and his story is no longer relevant? 

Ben Carson has been critical of not just the Health-care reform in it's present form, but also Barack Obama and his lack of leadership and direction he takes America. And to boot, he was never the Affirmative Action Plantation Negro many made him out to be. He is now no longer the hero, just another so-called Uncle Tom tool of the right with a PC bulls-eye on his back. Some speak of him as a possible VP candidate.

What is sad is the obvious prejudice of left-wing educators pointed at the very man, a black man, who's accomplishments are stellar in a world of poverty and hopelessness some who read his book come from.

This is the world of the leftist, and what they have created.

The Real Reason Hashtag Campaigns Like #bringbackourgirls are so Popular?

Because lazy, uninformed people get to feel like they're doing
something helpful without lifting a finger

The cast of The Expendables 3 on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

Millions Missing in State Dept. Aid Relief to Haiti

I'm Sure the Race Baiters at MSNBC Will Latch on to This Real Soon

Ulsterman
"A few Alternative Media are attempting to push the story out into Mainstream waters, and rightfully so. The hundreds of millions of dollars apparently bilked off the tragedy that was the Haiti earthquake of four years ago, is worthy of serious attention, and the Clintons are right up to their eyeballs in it…"
This man was head of the IHRC who reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The Wall Street Journal just picked up the story, and had this to say about it:
"The news website Tout Haiti reported last month that two prominent lawyers have petitioned Haiti's Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes, demanding an audit of Bill Clinton's management of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC). There are powerful interests that won't want to see the petition succeed and it may go nowhere. But the sentiment it expresses is spreading fast." 
Four years after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake toppled the capital city of Port-au-Prince and heavily damaged other parts of the country, hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department's U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), allocated to the IHRC, are gone. Hundreds of millions more to the IHRC from international donors have also been spent. Left behind is a mishmash of low quality, poorly thought-out development experiments and half-finished projects....."
"One former Haitian official puts it this way: "I really cannot understand how you could raise so much money, put a former U.S. president in charge, and get this outcome."
Most people are unaware that Bill Clinton, as head of the IHRC, acquired HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars from the U.S. State Department at a time when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

Clinton’s ties to Haiti and millions in economic “aid” date back to Bill Clinton’s administration when he helped place Jean Bertrand Aristide back into power of that island nation. Shortly after, Clinton Machine donors began scooping up lucrative business contracts signed off by Aristide. Yeah, let sink in. I know, had me shaking my head too.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Harry Reid Seeks Help for Koch Addiction

French Government Refuses to Fly US WWII Vets to Normandy for D-Day Anniversary

There are not many surviving D-Day Veterans left, and they should be given the high honor and gratitude due them of all freedom loving peoples. What they witnessed and had to do on that June morning, no man should have to endure. But freedom was at stake and they answered it's call. And now, again, by of no ones doings but their own, a dark and evil virus seethes in the belly of Europe, and I fear once again the next generation shall be called to do the same.... 


Sister Toldjah
It’s the 70th anniversary, and the men who carried out the landings are in their 80s and 90s, now. You would think, given France’s miserable performance during the war, they could show a little respect and gratitude to those who risked their lives to kick the Nazis out of their country (1). But, no. They're French, after all.
Frog Eating Ingrates:
"Seven decades after Allied troops stormed Normandy’s beaches and saved France from the Nazis, the surrender-happy nation is turning its back on hundreds of US veterans who want to return next month to mark the invasion’s 70th anniversary.
France has broken its promise to pay for the vets to fly to this year’s commemoration, according to Rep. Michael Grimm.
“Our chief-of-staff heard it from the French Embassy in DC — that they would be flown out to France [for free],” said Nick Iacono, a spokesman for the Staten Island congressman.
But when The Post contacted the embassy Friday, the French turned up their noses as if smelling rotten Camembert.
“The French government never offered to pay for the plane tickets of the veterans traveling to France for the 70th commemoration of D-Day,” said Dana Purcarescu, a spokeswoman for the French Embassy in Washington."
Let’s hope this is the result of some sort of miscommunication, and not the slap in the face it appears to be.
But, I doubt it. This is France we’re talking about. They’ve made condescension and insult into an art form. And, for the record, I think the French government owes the same respect and honor to the surviving members of the British, Canadian, and Polish armies that also risked everything on D-Day.
 

A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, May 18, 2014

NYC Inaugurates 'Rude Little Pig' Civic Award

(MFNS) – The New York City Visitor’s Bureau has announced it's  new annual civic award designed to reward a recipient, while at the same time alerting the public to a person who, should they see him or her in public, should be avoided at all costs.

The first winner of the new award has been announced and is NYC's most famous street hazards, angry white guy and liberal one percenter, actor Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin has built quite a reputation in ‘The Big Apple’ as someone who is always one remark away from becoming a mass murderer. His hair trigger temper is not to be toyed with as the beloved actor can explode without warning and without provocation. Simply asking if the actor is having a nice day can potentially land a person in full traction at the hospital.

Mr. Baldwin’s  latest episode resulted in an arrest after the funnyman was caught exercising his 1% privilege cycling the wrong way on a city street, but without possession of his ID. He was outraged when one of NYC’s finest presented him with a citation because he felt the officer should have known who he was without identification.

Past transgressions involve Baldwin shouting and calling his daughter names on a widely released voicemail message and nearly coming to blows with reporters on the city streets. His tantrums have become legendary and a brave few even consider it a badge of honor to be on the receiving end of one of his tirades.

Advice to visitors, should they encounter the loosely-hinged actor in public, includes jumping into the nearest taxi, dialing 911, employing the stop-drop-and roll technique, or playing dead. Be sure to alert others in your vicinity that the asshole is nearby.

Known as “The Rude Little Pig Award”, the organization will name a winner each year who represents the very worst in New Yorkers and someone who most people would want to have a restraining order issued against. Next year’s field is wide open but the front-runner at this time is rumored to be Mayor de Blasio.

Middle Finger News Service

O' Continues to Push for Internet IDs

A Great Way to Shut Down Dissent

The Obama administration continues it's push of the idea of a Online National ID.  Since 2010, we’ve heard about the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace,” or NSTIC, which assigns computer ID numbers to every user who must register with real names. It is now being piloted in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) helped states  put this in place and are looking for others to participate, including corporations.

They say it’s to make the Internet more secure  


Yeah, the same people that fight against Voter ID's... and spy on us daily.

"Those of us who have watched the NSA’s abusive collection of data on every American and their targeting of Americans and journalists by the IRS and DOJ see a more sinister use such as targeting opponents and shutting down dissent or making it easier to tax everyone who uses the Internet.
The idea comes out of China and Chinese users do say they are much more cautious about what they say.
The original Homeland Security plan stated that they planned to make bloggers “authenticate” themselves prior to posting their thoughts on the Web.
Corporations like google – google works on projects with the NSA – like the idea. They say passwords will no longer used, instead devices such as smartcards with embedded chips,tokens that generate random codes or biometric devices will be used instead. The architecture of the Internet will also change.
If you think that won’t cost you, think again. Say farewell to the relatively free Internet. The devil will be in the details but once in place, the government can expand it any way it wants. We also know that they want to shut down bloggers. An effort is being made to do that by Dianne Feinstein and other Democratic Senators who want to pass laws defining what is acceptable media and who is a journalist, carefully omitting alternative media and bloggers from the list....."
This is an issue to be concerned about but, as usual, with the pen and phone dictatorship Mr. Obama has in place, we will have no say, our elected representatives will have no say , and only the collectivists in the White House will get to decide."
(Independent Sentinel)
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