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My Facebook feed is full of Obamacare protest art. Here's a sampling of the best ones.
From Sarah Palin on Twitter:
In case you're not clear on how the individual mandate tax works:
Did I say "tax"? I meant 21 new taxes!
As for how wonderful it's gonna be, well...
If Obamacare is so great, how come Obama is exempt from it?
And finally, if we had a Real Attorney General, he might be able to answer this question:
In humor there is truth. And now that they've passed the bill, and we've found out what's in it, the truth is we need to repeal Obamacare ASAP.
Romney 2012. Before we forget what Liberty used to look like.
The Supreme Court says "It's a tax!"
Smitty is not convinced.
Can we please cut through all the legal guano here? Get a piece of paper and draw a timeline. How, pray tell, if ObamaCare is magically discovered a tax, is it being argued before the SCOTUS three years ahead of completion of its infernal gestation?
He has a point. Not that it matters, because John Roberts hath decreed "tax," and lo, a tax it is.
Until it's a penalty again.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday the fine is still just a "penalty."
Calling it a "tax" causes obvious political problems for the White House. Obama fought that label vigorously when selling the bill in 2009.
"It's a penalty, because you have a choice. You don't have a choice to pay your taxes, right?" Carney said.
You don't really have a choice about paying that "penalty" either, but hey, let's not quibble over semantics.
Pay is the operative word here.
Whatever we call it, we still gotta write the check.
There's only one way to avoid that eventuality. Repeal.
It's what the people want. Seeing as how SCOTUS no longer believes it is their job to "protect the people from the consequence of their political choices" I guess the people should always get what they want.
Even if they want Barabbas.
So I have a question for my rejoicing liberal friends. If "the people" now make a "political choice" to enact prayer in schools, will SCOTUS still "protect" us from those consequences?
You don't have to answer. But try not to tie yourselves in knots with your non-existent "separation of church and state" clause, OK?
Sometimes the shills for Abortion, Inc. can't take "no" for an answer. No matter how many times they hear it. Once again NJ Democrats tried to send $7.5 million of our tax dollars to the charnel houses of Planned Parenthood. And for (by my count) the sixth time now, Chris Christie vetoed it.
One unborn baby at a time we will protect innocent human life.
Thank you Governor.
Barry's on a roll, destroying America one Executive Order at a time.
While we were wringing our hands over the Obamacare SCOTUS fiasco, he went and reinstated a 27-year offshore drilling moratorium, effectively putting the entire continental shelf off-limits to new oil and gas exploration until 2035.
President Obama's offshore charade continues today with the formal announcement of the 2012-2017 leasing plan for the outer continental shelf. With this plan, the administration reinstitutes the 27 year moratorium that was lifted in 2008, and turns its back on potentially enormous energy resources that could provide jobs and energy security for America. For more than three years, the Obama administration has consistently reversed bipartisan efforts to open America's vast offshore resources for energy development.
The president has cancelled lease sales, delayed others, and imposed a unilateral executive embargo on the oil resources that our most promising public lands could provide. With 98 percent of the U.S. offshore currently unleased for energy exploration, Secretary Salazar has finalized this plan to continue the administration's war against affordable energy. In the end, Americans will pay more for the energy they need.
But don't worry America. Solar energy will save us!
What's that? Another one of Barry's solar boondoggles just went tits up? Say it ain't so Joe!
Abound Solar Inc., a U.S. solar manufacturer that was awarded a $400 million U.S. loan guarantee, will suspend operations and file for bankruptcy because its panels were too expensive to compete.
Abound borrowed about $70 million against the guarantee, the Loveland, Colorado-based company said today in a statement. It plans to file for bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Delaware, next week.
The failure will follow that of Solyndra LLC, which shut down in August after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the same U.S. Energy Department program.
Anyone detecting a pattern here?
Out with the old and reliable, in with the new and impractical!
It's almost like Obama wants us to freeze in the dark. At least until our
Chevy Volts catch fire...
Sheesh. I'm the only blogger wearing a tux. C'mon ladies, that's gotta count for something, right?
"The name is Blog. Wy Blog."
And yes, I can shake up a kick-ass martini.
Only 3 guys on this obviously deficient list bothered to even put on a tie.
On the other hand, they're all a lot younger than me. Can't do anything about that, I guess.
So go check out Gabriella Hoffman's rundown of The 20 Hottest Conservative Men in The New Media For 2012 and see for yourself how I stack up against the competition.
By the way, if you're into that sort of thing, there's also a list of
the 20 hottest conservative women, which is what started this whole
tomfoolery in the first place.
I'm thinking today must be judicial brain rot day. See if you can wrap your heads around this seemingly simple question which landed in my news feed this morning.
When is a year not a year?
When Federal Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise consults his crystal ball, that's when.
The state Supreme Court was wrong to rule that the state constitution's one-year district residency requirement for candidates should apply in years when the state changes its legislative districts, a federal judge ruled this week.
U.S. District Court Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise's decision comes in response to the state Supreme Court's decision to invalidate Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera's (D-Camden) November election victory because she had only lived in her district for 10 months.
Ten months does not a year make. Everyone in New Jersey agreed. But that's no obstacle to Judge Debevoise! He'll just rewrite our State Constitution to suit his idea of "fairness."
"... during reapportionment years, the one-year requirement cannot possibly serve to ... prevent carpetbagging when the constituency has only existed for seven months."
John Roberts would be so proud! He put on his black robes, peered into the minds of Nancy Pelosi's democrats, and pulled an Obamacare tax out of his ass. Not to be outdone though, Judge Debevoise held a seance or something and divined that back in 1947 when they wrote our State Constitution the good people of New Jersey didn't intend for "one year" to mean "twelve months." Seven. Seven is more than enough.
But then, neither of them can hold a candle to Barack "I won't enforce the laws I don't like" Obama. Or the Contemptible Eric Holder, Barry's erstwhile Attorney General and arms dealer to violent Black Panthers and Mexican drug lords everywhere.
I used to have respect for the law.
Today? Not so much.
The government is our master. We The People are powerless before it.
The Constitution means nothing. Limited government? Fuggedaboudit.
Someone needs to dig up Thomas Jefferson and have him beat Chief Justice Roberts over the head with the Declaration of Independence. Repeatedly.
Not that it would do any good. The damage is done.
The Obamacare abomination survives. Every American is compelled by the force of law to purchase health insurance. Because the individual mandate is in actuality a tax.
Welcome to the United States of Greece. Where our Socialist Overlords have big plans for us serfs. It's been said that the power to tax is the power to destroy.
Liberty was destroyed today. We'll probably never get it back.
UPDATE 28 Jun 2012 11:39:
The more I think about it, the madder I get.
Even if Obamacare gets repealed a terrible precedent has been set. Congress can tax our behavior. Get too fat? Pay the Obesity Tax. Don't buy that Chevy Volt? Pay the Fossil Fuel Waster Tax. Homeschool your kids? Pay the Support Your Local Teachers Union Tax.
Nanny-state busybodies like Mike Bloomberg are having an orgasm right now.
There's only one way out of this mess. Secession. Start over. Create a New America from the ashes of the old.
We all pick a state. Say, Arizona. They're pissed at Obama already, and more than ready to assert their God-given right to sovereignty. Let's all move there and re-establish America as it was intended by the Founding Fathers.
No liberals allowed. You'll have to pass a test on the Federalist Papers to get in. And sign your name onto the Declaration of Independence V2.0 (which will, of course, bear a striking resemblance to the original).
I'm just thinking out loud here. So feel free to improve on my idea.
I've never before watched a movie on DirecTV where there's an "intermission" so they can shill for their upcoming attractions. Oh sure, before and after the movie every channel plays previews. But in the middle?
I guess there's a first for everything.
Sitting down to dinner tonight I flipped to the MGM Channel, where "Navy SEALS" was playing. OK, sounds like fun, kick some ass and take names, right? Us guys love that shit. And tonight is war movie night — "The Bridge at Remagen" is up next. One of my favorites. Which I'm missing so I can post this.
So imagine my surprise when "Intermission" flashes on the screen. What does intermission want me to know? June is LGBT Pride Month! And the MGM Channel is celebrating! With "6 films that ignored taboos and helped audiences move beyond stereotypes."
Yippee Kai Ay.
Curiously, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" isn't in the mix. Oh sure, Philby, Blunt, Burgess, Maclean, and Cairncross are celebrated in Moscow. But this is LGBT Pride Month right here in the good old U S of A. Where Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta himself is Master of Ceremonies! Wouldn't you want to laud the 5 homosexual heroes who sold out MI6 and gave the Russkies the hydrogen bomb?
Because that's one way the MGM Channel could really move beyond stereotypes. You know, if they wanted to.
Just please, for the love of God, don't interrupt another movie to tell me
about it. Spasibo.
Daniel Collins is obviously not a Monty Python fan.
An elderly man was arrested Monday night after a neighbor's fart allegedly drove him to threaten him with a gun, police said.
Daniel Collins, 72, had been involved in an ongoing dispute with the unidentified neighbor for some time, Det. Lt. Andrew McGurr told NJ.com. The neighbor told officers that Collins pointed a revolver at him in the vestibule of their apartment building at 694 Cedar Lane at around 9:25 p.m.
Play nice Dan, or he's gonna taunt you a second time.
Or you could have just, you know, run away…
Scientists working at
Cyberdyne Systems Google created a
machine which can seek out cats on the Internet.
[T]he lab created a neural network for machine learning by connecting 16,000 computer processors and then unleashed it on the Internet. Along the way, the network taught itself to recognize cats.
There's no word on whether or not the network wanted to terminate the cats. Perhaps that'll be a feature in version 2.
To find the cats, the team fed the network thumbnail images chosen at random from more than 10 billion YouTube videos. The results appeared to support biologists' theories that suggest that neurons in the brain are trained to identify specific objects.
"We never told it during the training, 'This is a cat,'" Google fellow Jeff Dean told the newspaper. "It basically invented the concept of a cat."
Sure, today it's cats. Tomorrow? Tomorrow it's searching for John Connor.
At the risk of mixing my movie metaphors, I've got a bad feeling about this.
Well, OK. Maybe that whole caveman thing is a clever disguise. He's a Troglodyte alright. Only he's a Troglodyte from the future. Sent back here to spy on us.
C'mon admit it. Explains a lot, doesn't it?
Yeah, let's give 'em all amnesty! Especially the drunk-ass scum who mow down decent Americans, and stick Mom with the bill.
A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year.
Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19 of the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her as the driver Anna Gonzales, who is an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in the case.
Robinson told the judge she has been unable to work due to the emotional impact of her son's death, and can't pay the bills she keeps receiving from the accident even though her son was not at fault, WYFF reports.
Because even with all the free stuff Obama passes out this illegal "immigrant" has no money.
"I had to pay to have the vehicle towed," [Mrs. Robinson] said according to WYFF. "I had to pay for the vehicle removed and to clean up the street from Justin's blood on the ground."
Our government has plenty of sympathy for illegals. Sympathy for their victims?
Not so much.
And apparently SCOTUS agrees, since they just invalidated most of Arizona's SB 1070. If Obama doesn't want to enforce our immigration laws, nobody can enforce our immigration laws.
Which of course leads to innocent families paying the ultimate price. And then being billed for the privilege.
Remember all those green jobs Obama promised he'd create? Too bad he didn't mention that those jobs were in China.
New Jersey's largest solar panel manufacturer has ceased production, unable to compete with the influx of low-priced Chinese products flooding the market, a company executive said Friday.
MX Solar USA LLC stopped making panels in May and laid off its few remaining production workers, said Carlo Santoro, the company's director of business development. An earlier layoff cut the bulk of the employees in March, but a small amount of production continued until recently, he said.
The production shutdown is another blow to the U.S. solar panel industry, which was touted by President Obama and other elected officials as a future growth industry that could help create much-needed jobs to replace those lost in the recession.
Yet several panel makers have gone bankrupt in the face of fierce competition from Chinese producers, even as solar panel installers have welcomed the drop in prices that have made their systems more accessible to consumers.
Want a green job? Move to China!
If only there was a plentiful source of low-carbon emitting energy right here in the U.S., with good-paying jobs just for the asking. A president who really cared about creating jobs would probably want to encourage something like that.
Instead we've got the EPA's war on fracking. And foreign solar panels.
The only job Obama cares about is his own.
Our first gay president has really classy friends.
Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House's first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.
More of that homosexual tolerance we keep hearing so much about!
And I'll bet the secret service didn't take away their
And best of all, I got the idea from Barack Obama!
Yep, the Obama campaign has sunk to a new low. After all what does a newly married couple need more than Obama needs re-election funds? Apparently, nothing.
I'm not invited to any weddings this summer. But there are quite a few graduation parties on the radar. And so for the graduate who has everything but probably needs a job, what could be better than helping to elect a president who'll actually do something to get America working again?
And the look on their liberal parents' faces will be priceless.
The author Alice Walker has told an Israeli publisher that she will not permit it to release a Hebrew-language translation of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple," as a protest of Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
In a letter dated June 9 to the publisher Yediot Books, Ms. Walker cited her involvement in a tribunal that convened last fall in South Africa and "determined that Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories." She added, "I grew up under American apartheid and this was far worse."
I didn't read the book, but I did watch the movie. And I don't recall a scene where Celie's friends and family lobbed missiles at anyone. Maybe it was left on the cutting room floor?
To equate the terrorists of Hamas with the sad history of Black Americans is to throw your lot in with the New Black Panthers and vile racist Jew-haters like Charles Barron. Who, ironically for Ms. Walker, was recently endorsed in his congressional election bid by white-supremacist David Duke.
Awkward? Ayup. But SOP for the loony left, where logical consistency and intellectual honesty never manage to get in the way of grievance mongering, and lately, blatant anti-Semitism. Jew-bashing, it's the new black.
Prayer is a powerful force. Trust me, I know.
For the next 14 days we will pray. Pray for our nation. Pray for our liberty. Pray for our freedom.
Because our fundamental religious liberty is under attack.
How? By an insidious regulation which mandates Catholics either violate their religious teaching and moral beliefs, or surrender their ecclesiastical authority to Kathleen Sebelius and the bureaucrats behind Obamacare.
Perhaps you've heard about a "contraceptive mandate." Because that's how the partisans would like to frame the issue: "Catholics want to ban contraception."
Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Church has never stated that a free people should be prohibited from purchasing contraceptives. Indeed Catholic ethical teachings allow use of medications for serious non-contraceptive purposes, even if the same drugs could also be prescribed for contraception. The idea that respect for Catholic moral objections to contraception could endanger access to such drugs for use in healing disease is a red herring.
The real issue is this. For more than half a century religous institutions have enjoyed a broad federal exemption from having to violate their consciences when providing services to their parishoners and the public. Barack Obama tossed that exemption aside when he ramrodded Obamacare through the Congress.
In its stead he sought to define the scope of a church's mission (and that of synagogues and mosques and temples too). His definition is extremely narrow. So narrow in fact that the Church would be forced to ask for a Baptismal Certificate before allowing a person to enter a Catholic institution. Churches, schools, hospitals, universities, soup kitchens — any Catholic organization would have to implement this onerous requirement.
Or, they could give up their Catholic identity, and in doing so divert a portion of their funds to pay for abortions, sterilizations, contraceptives, and other morally abhorrent things.
Hobson's choice. Gussied up by radical feminists as "womens' health." And forced on us by the United States Government. Forced on all of us, not just Catholics, although we have been especially singled out. But know this. If the government can define the parameters of Catholicism then they can most certainly restrict any religion. We aren't facing a Catholic problem; we're facing an American problem.
Hence, a Fortnight For Freedom. Opening Mass is tonight in Baltimore at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption. Locally St Al's will offer a Holy Hour with Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament. Your prayers are encouraged.
Together we will pray, non-stop for 14 days, culminating in a Holy Mass in Washington, DC on the Fourth of July at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and broadcast nationwide on EWTN. There is no better way to commemorate the birth of our great nation and the establishment of all the freedoms we hold dear than to honor the principle of religious liberty.
Our ancestors came to these shores to escape religious persecution by a malevolent government. After 236 years of peaceful liberty it is unconscionable for any of us to again be forced into surrendering our sacred freedom.
UPDATE 21 Jun 2012 13:54:
Prayer for religious freedom...
O God our Creator,
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be "one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. The move followed Attorney General Eric Holder's last-second request for him to do so, ahead of a scheduled House Oversight Committee vote to begin contempt of Congress proceedings against Holder.
Barack Milhous Obama?
If only we had a media dedicated to uncovering presidential wrongdoing instead of running interference for their Dear Leader.
Because this is B-I-G. Executive Privilege only applies to stuff which directly involves the president. But Holder keeps insisting Fast And Furious was just a little local aberration in the backwoods of Arizona.
So, what did Barack Obama know, and when did he know it?
Or as Senator Charles Grassley put it, "How can the President exert executive privilege over documents he's supposedly never seen?"
Good question. Maybe Darrell Issa is charging the wrong guy with contempt of Congress.
UPDATE 20 Jun 2012 16:41:
Another historic first for the Obama Administration.
On a 23-17 vote, Eric Holder is voted in contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents.
The measure goes to the House for consideration. A sitting attorney general has never been held in contempt before.
Eric Holder, worse than John Mitchell.
This just in, if you think Eric Holder is hiding something, you're a racist.
Mitt Romney was ready for some hecklers who showed up at his rally in Michigan yesterday.
No word on whether or not those particular hecklers were paid Obama campaign shills. Probably not, sadly.
I encounter real die-hard Obamabots every single day. People who believe with every fiber of their being that Barry is The One.
And no, they're not all feminut harridans hell-bent on preserving their SCOTUS-given "right" to infanticide. But yes, it is a litany of loopy lefty extremism dolled up as faux-populism.
Tax the rich! This from the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour?
Green Energy! Down with oil! Ignore my Mercedes!
Naturally public employee unionistas are on Barry's bandwagon. Protect the working man! And when their pension plans go broke? Hey, that's someone else's problem. It's their job to rack up the overtime while the getting is good.
Don't forget the powerful allure of "white guilt." And the Black Pride inherent
in voting for our first
Gay African-American president. What?
You thought guys like Marion Barry, David Dinkins, and Kwame Kilpatrick got
elected on merit? Bwahahaha!
And of course, folks on the dole. The 99-weekers. Geezers milking Social Security and Medicare. The 45.8 million Americans living large on designer arugula and government cheese thanks to Barry's promise of a Food Stamp in every pot. Swipe Yo EBT!
Almost half of all Americans live in a household which receives some form of government assistance. Half! Every check may as well come with "Vote For Obama" stamped on the back. Because that's what blatant self-interest dictates. Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.
Ben Franklin warned us you know. He was a pretty smart dude.
"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
The end is nigh. He'll turn us all into beggars 'cause they're easier to please.
Ten years ago Krystle Garcia got a traffic ticket in New York City. The 17-year-old was cited for failure to show a valid insurance card.
Yeah, I know, crime of the century.
Anyway, Ms. Garcia forgot to pay her ticket. Maybe she was too embarrassed to tell her parents. Maybe she was just an irresponsible teenager. Hey, it happens.
Fast forward to last Thursday. Ms. Garcia was stopped at a Manhattan checkpoint (Welcome to the Big Apple Police State!) and arrested when the forgotten ticket was discovered.
It's a good thing she wasn't drinking a Big Gulp too or Bloomberg's storm troopers might have executed her on the spot.
What amazes me the most are the comments on NJ.com's story. "Pay your tickets and this won't happen" seems to be a common refrain.
Because the Founding Fathers fought and died so that NYPD can lock people up for unpaid traffic tickets. Ayup. Under the guise of "traffic enforcement" the modern police state has become an extortion racket, backed by a byzantine labyrinth of convoluted laws designed to trip up an unsuspecting citizen when she least expects it.
A sane society would have politely informed her of the decade-old summons and granted a reasonable amount of time to send in a check. Or even, and I know this is a stretch for a government agency, given her the opportunity to charge it to a credit card or pay the fine online. Then again, a sane society doesn't have "Manhattan checkpoints."
Liberty? Such a distant memory. Maybe our children will learn about it in
a museum someday. It'll be right beyond the checkpoint.
In New Jersey's annual budget battles, State Senator Loretta Weinberg is Sisyphus, eternally pushing the public financing of Planned Parenthood's charnel houses. Yes, once again she's sponsoring a supplemental appropriations bill which would send taxpayer dollars to the merchants of death under the guise of "women's health."
Chris Christie will, of course, veto it. Just like he's done every time before.
But this year thanks to the fine feminists at Susan G. Komen there's a ray of sunshine headed Loretta's way. Yup, the folks who pretend to save women's lives from breast cancer have stepped up with a huge donation to the murderers of countless baby girls.
The North Jersey affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Friday that it has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to fund programs at 18 local organizations — including Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern and Central New Jersey.
$1.2 million buys a lot of dead babies! Way more than the measly 20 grand Komen coughed up last year. Betcha didn't know that when you were wearing those pink ribbons and racing for "the cure." There's no "cure" for abortion. Not until we elect people of conscience.
Who needs Congress when you can impose the DREAM Act by executive fiat?
The Obama administration will begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives instead of deporting them.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.
Great. 800,000 more people who won't find work in Obama's America. Are they immediately eligible for unemployment compensation and food stamps?
Bet you can't guess why Barry's doing this.
The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of a Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.
Votes! He's pandering as fast as he can. There must've been a poll saying
Latinos were gravtiating to Romney. So it's time to give 'em free stuff!
C'mon in fellas, Uncle Sam wants unemployed Mexicans! Don't forget to move
to Florida and register to vote.
Seen while walking in town with Sophie last night, the D. Marie Home store on Bloomfield Ave:
Also closing, the Elegant Tile store. Already gone, Ace Hardware and Rite Aid.
Then there's Instapundit's iconic photo of Obamanomics in action.
Nationally, initial jobless claims are unexpectedly up for the week. Again.
Foreclosures have hit a 27 month high.
And another 135,000 folks fell off the end of their jobless benefits last week.
Meanwhile, President Golfpants is flitting around on yet another fund-raising binge.
Hey Barry, be sure to ask Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker how the private sector is doing in their neck of the woods, OK?
UPDATE 14 Jun 2012 13:38:
Welcome Instapundit readers!
There is so much wrong with this story that I don't know where to start.
Jeffrey Warren is about to graduate from Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA. He applied for a scholarship offered by the Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club.
Then he found out the scholarship was intended solely for Black students.
Jeffrey is white.
Apparently the application said only that African-Americans were encouraged to apply. But a cover letter, which Jeffrey did not see, explicity specified it was for Black students.
Go ahead, tell me that's not racism.
Because can you imagine the uproar if a Black kid won a scholarship and then found out that only red-headed Armenians were eligible?
Would he give it back? Would Al Sharpton let him give it back?
So get this. Next year the scholarship committee is going to change the application form. To make it more clear that only Blacks need apply. So kids like Jeffrey won't waste their time trying to achieve something on the antiquated notion of merit.
Yeah, the last thing we want is to have the children who attend Martin Luther King High School being judged on the content of their character rather than on the color of their skin.
And linked by IOwnTheWorld.com.
Because money grows on trees.
The 2003 Grammy winner led assemblies, met privately with a group of middle school students and did an interview with the high school's radio station.
Money to pay the performer came from funds in a district budget account designated for the improvement of instructional services.
Atlantic City is, of course, one of the sainted "Abbott" districts. Their educational budget is heavily subsidized by the state (that's you and me, chief) thanks to a series of meddlesome State Supreme Court rulings.
Spending our money wisely isn't on their radar. When they run out,
the court just forces the state to send them more. Works out great for them.
Not so much for us.
Let me see if I've got this straight. A Christian photographer who refuses to shoot a same-sex "wedding" is guilty of a hate crime, and fined thousands of dollars.
But a Gay Pride Festival which won't rent a booth to a Christian preacher so he can hand out bibles is no cause for alarm. The preacher is out of luck.
Whenever religious freedom comes up against "gay rights", religious freedom
loses. Because that's fair. Or something.
They don't have enough room to park cars. But that won't stop the Jersey City council from enacting a zoning ordinance which requires all new commercial and residential structures to include space for bicycle parking.
The proposed regulations would require a minimum of one-half a bicycle space per bedroom in all residential buildings aside from one- and two-family homes, which would be exempt.
The requirement would also hit retail establishments over 5,000 square feet, which would have to house a minimum of four bike spaces, and schools, which would need anywhere from 1.5 to four spaces per classroom.
Houses of worship would not be exempt, with the proposal requiring them to have one space per 20 seats.
One half a bike parking space per bedroom. So a new 3 bedroom apartment has to include 1½ bike spaces? What's half a bike space for? A unicycle? Hey, it might come in handy when the circus is in town.
Which, judging by the clowns running Jersey City, is more often than you'd
Children who grow up in a stable household with a mother and a father generally turn out better than kids who don't. Hardly a controversial statement, right?
Wrong. Because it challenges homosexual orthodoxy, and therefore it must be discredited. Never mind that the research is statistically sound and has been rigorously and objectively peer-reviewed. It's anti-gay, and thus de facto evidence of a right-wing plot.
"I know children of gay parents and they're perfectly well-adjusted!" seems to be a common refrain. (Obviously they're not talking about the little boys Frank Lombard and his homosexual partner adopted though.) And I know the child of a lesbian couple who's a total mess. Nevermind the heterosexual families which couldn't be mistaken for The Brady Bunch.
So what. Anecdotes aren't particularly relevent. And they're not useful for promulgating public policy. Just because you can drive home after drinking two bottles of wine doesn't necessarily mean everyone can.
And it turns out that all the prior "research" into same-sex parenting was fatally flawed due to small sample sizes and skewed by self-selecting participants. For statistics to be meaningful you need two things, a large enough population of data, and a reasonable degree of randomness.
Which is precisely the methodology used by University of Texas—Austin sociologist Dr. Mark Regnerus when he set out to study the effects of same-sex parenting. His New Family Structures Study (NFSS) provides the most representative picture to date of young adults whose parents had same-sex relationships. NFSS is a large, random, nationally representative sample.
The results are hard to ignore.
The NFSS surveyed young adult respondents about their own relationship history and quality, economic and employment status, health outcomes, abuse history, educational attainment, relationship with parents, psychological and emotional well-being, substance use, and sexual behaviors and outcomes.
Compared to young adults in traditional, intact families, young adults whose mothers had a same-sex relationship tended to fare worse than their peers in intact biological families on 24 of the 40 outcomes examined. For example, they were far more likely to report being sexually victimized, to be on welfare, or to be currently unemployed.
Young adults whose fathers had a same-sex relationship showed significant differences from their peers in intact families on 19 of the outcomes. For example, they were significantly more likely to have contemplated suicide, to have a sexually transmitted infection, or to have been forced to have sex against their will.
These differences take into account the respondent's age, race/ethnicity, gender, mother's education, perceived family of origin's income, whether or not the respondent was ever bullied, and the legal status of same-sex relationships in the respondent's current state of residence. In other words, the study compared respondents who were identical on these characteristics, except for parental relationship status.
There's a reason that nature (and God) placed both a man and a woman into the default family structure. It's best for the children.
New-age pseudo-families with single parents, step-parents, absentee-parents, and same-sex parents can't match the inherent advantages of a stable family where mom and dad factor equally into their children's lives.
We shouldn't need a scientific study to tell us that.
The Fed, certainly no shills for Romney, wondered where all the wealth went.
The Great Recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans' wealth, according to government data released Monday, with middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline.
The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992.
Barack Obama, destroyer of wealth.
If he can't tax it, he'll devalue it. Either way, we lose.
As Ben Bernanke cranked up the printing press he was heard to exclaim with glee, "All is going according to plan!"
Welcome to Weimar America.
Only an activist court could seek to repeal the 3 most important rules in real estate — Location, Location, Location — and replace them with the heavy hand of social engineering.
Governor Chris Christie swore to defang the nation's most activist state supreme court. And now the judicial activists have struck back.
Gov. Chris Christie cannot disband the state Council on Affordable Housing at least until the state Supreme Court hears the dispute, New Jersey's highest court ruled.
The Appellate Division in March invalidated Christie's plan to eliminate COAH and give its duties to acting Community Services Commissioner Richard Constable. That court rejected the state's request for a stay of the ruling until the Supreme Court hears the case. In an order issued last week but announced today, the Supreme Court also rejected a request for a stay.
COAH is the brainchild of utopian social engineers who envision a ghetto in every town. It was concocted out of the state Supreme Court's various Mount Laurel rulings, which established the heretofore unknown Constitutional Right to a free house in a nice neighborhood for anyone who says he wants one.
Who pays for that "free house?" Why us taxpayers, of course! Nothing but the best for the slackers who don't want to work for it!
Why move to Camden when Camden can come to you! COAH attempted to overturn the law of supply and demand by forcing towns to create below-market-rate housing stock, and maintain it in perpetuity. Governor Christie wisely decided to shut this boondoggle down, recognizing that the money might be better spent fixing urban blight rather than spreading it far and wide.
The judicial activists had other plans. They know best! And they don't like it when people complain about money. Up in their ivory tower money grows on trees. Billions for urban schools! Billions for affordable housing! Because even after spending billions on urban education the rich towns still have better schools and it's not "fair" that poor people can't afford to move to where the good schools are.
The immediate result of this ruling is that Christie has to come up with $175
million to fund COAH through the end of the year. He may as well flush that
money down a toilet for all the good it's gonna do. But don't tell that to
the utopians, their feelings might get hurt.
When the Ronulans tell you that Romney is just like Obama, remember those five words.
It was enough to ruin Smitty's day. Because the implications of a second Obama term really are too terrifying to contemplate.
Well that didn't take long. The lame-stream media, always prepared to carry Obama's water, is hitting back at Mitt Romney. Because Romney dared to point out the foolishness of Obama's "the private sector is doing OK, we need more public employee unionistas" remark from yesterday.
Their spin? Romney hates cops. Presumably because he hasn't called for the full militarization of every mall security guard and parking garage attendant in America.
The idea that we need more police is laughable. America the Police State has far too much law enforcement as it is, thank you very much.
Let's count all of the overlapping, duplicative, redundant agencies which feed at the public trough in the name of keeping us "safe."
My town of Caldwell, less than one square mile in size, has 22 full-time police officers. Most of whom earn in excess of $100,000 per year. Then there's our Auxilliary Police, citizen volunteers used mostly for traffic control.
Not to be outdone, Essex County has an elected Sheriff, with deputies, and sheriff's officers. Don't confuse them with the county Park Police though, or the county Corrections Officers. Also at the county level, the Narcotics Task Force, the Gang Task Force, and the County Prosecutor's Office Division of Investigations. Essex County College down the road in West Caldwell has its own cops too. As does just about every other college and university in the state.
Don't forget the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Transit Police, and take a deep breath, all these agencies with official police powers, including the right to carry guns and make arrests: NJ DEP Marine Law Enforcement Unit, NJ Dept of Human Services Police, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife (2 separate police units) NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, NJ Division of Taxation, NJ Division of Weights and Measures (stop! or we'll shoot the ruler!), NJ Juvenile Justice Commission, NJ Office of Homeland Security, NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission, NJ State Commission of Investigation, New Jersey State Detectives, NJ State Park Police, NJ State Parole Officers, and last but not least, NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Ayup, even the friends of Fido can slap you in handcuffs and toss you in the hoosegow.
But wait, there's more! The Delaware River Port Authority Police, which isn't the same as the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police or the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission Police. That's a lot of cops for one river! Up north we have the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police, the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor Police, and the guys who rack up more overtime than any other police department in the United States — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.
But I'm not done yet. Because we've got Feds too! FBI, DEA, CIA, DIA, DHS, pick a 3 letter acronym and chances are there's a law enforcement agency in there somewhere. I'm not gonna list 'em all, instead here's Wikipedia's admittedly incomplete list.
OK, I think I've made my point. Anyone who tells you we don't have enough cops is either a liar or a fool. What's even more amazing is that 11 years after 9/11 most of those agencies listed above don't even try to work together. They don't coordinate, communicate, or collaborate. Each is its own fiefdom, jealously guarded.
They like it that way. Because anytime one of their absolutely essential officers is laid off due to budget cuts they can shed crocodile tears over the perceived loss of manpower. Asking another agency to pick up the "slack?" Not in the law enforcement vernacular.
And anyway, as the Romney campaign has already noted, we already tried lavishing billions on hiring new cops, except it was so poorly executed the money went pretty much everywhere except for saving the targeted jobs.
As Instapundit is fond of noting, "When they talk about taxes it's always for teachers, firemen, and police — but when they spend your taxes, it always seems to go to some guy in a leather chair downtown you never heard of."
It's the Chicago Way.
Can Joe DiVincenzo and Lenny Luciano pick 'em, or what? Joe D was peeved when the Caldwell Democrats didn't nominate any council candidates to run against Republicans Rich Hauser and Pete Murray. So he rousted new Freeholder Lenny Luciano from the couch in his mom's basement and sent him forth with orders to find two write-in candidates for last Tuesday's primary election.
Enter Edward Durkin and Stephen Modica, who just happened to be suddenly interested in a career in politics. Their write-in effort was successful, and Township Democratic Committee Chair Jeff Curley gushed over "two outstanding candidates who are eager to face the voters of Caldwell in the fall election."
Alas, the vetting, it could have been more thorough.
Mr. Modica was arrested Saturday evening for possession of drugs, drug paraphenalia, and possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
Us Republicans are content with wine and cheese. Apparently Curley's crew took that whole Obama Choom Gang thing to heart. Which of course might be why they "forgot" to submit their nominating petitions in the first place.
How out of touch do you need to be in order to say this:
President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.
The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don't have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.
Via Pundette, who notes:
Of course, being a devout statist, he values the public sector over the private, but he's not supposed to call a press conference and announce it to the world.
But, when he said that stuff to his Hollywood friends they all nodded knowingly!
Because they've got jobs. And money. Which for reasons known only to their psychiatrists, they're willingly giving to Barack Obama.
More government. Good grief! Why doesn't he just subsume every American into the government payroll and get it over with? What's that? He's already headed down that path? Yeah, never-ending unemployment checks, food stamps for everyone, mortgage subsidies for deadbeats, I see what you mean.
I suppose that for his next trick he'll propose lowering the retirement age so more of us will become dependent on Social Security.
Ayup. There's Obama's plan to fix our economy. More public sector unionistas!
Because who else is gonna vote for Democrats?
Perhaps National Day of Blogger Silence is a misnomer. We won't be silenced! But we will be focused. Focused like a laser on the nefarious antics of Brett Kimberlin and his demented army of thugs. And not, as our political associates would like, on the things they care about, such as elections and fundraising.
Why? So our elected representatives will take notice of our plight, and bring the auspices of their good offices to bear on our behalf.
It's called petitioning our government for a redress of grievances and it too is a fundamental right of all who embrace Liberty and Freedom.
Thank you gentlemen. You understand the value of free speech to the foundations of our Republic.
Some of you will say, "oy vey, another blog war?" and move on. And if this was merely a war of words I'd agree. But sadly, it's so much more.
Kimberlin's cronies went after Ali Akbar's mother. Even if you're not sure where the line is, attacking mom is pretty far across it.
Kimberlin uses lawfare and SLAPP lawsuits to silence his critics, because he can't counter with facts and actual arguments. His dissembling has already resulted in blogger Aaron Walker being jailed, and enjoined from blogging for six months. Yeah, that pesky First Amendment, it doesn't apply to mere bloggers.
But it gets worse. Far and away the Kimberlin crowd's favorite weapon is SWAT-ting.
These hoaxes occur "when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a target's home." Callers disguise their true identities and locations in order to provoke a potentially deadly SWAT/police response descending upon the targets' homes.
As online conservatives and now ABC News have reported, recent SWAT-ting victims include New Jersey-based Mike Stack, a blogger and Twitter user targeted last summer after helping to expose disgraced former N.Y. Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiners shady social activities; California blogger Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office who recently posted a bone-chilling account and audio of his summer 2011 SWATting at his blog, Patterico.com; and CNN Contributor and RedState.com managing editor Erick Erickson, whose Georgia home was targeted by a faker claiming an "accidental shooting" there late last month.
This isn't a blog war; it's domestic terrorism. The FBI ought to be involved. And they would be, of course, if the targets were any of the typical liberal "victim" groups who've translated their vacuous whinging into official governmental protection from "dangerous right-wing bogeymen."
There's no left-vs-right angle to Free Speech. Either you have it, or you
don't. That's why our elected representatives need to act, and act now.
The Constitution they swore to uphold is under attack.
Being an asshole is now called bias intimidation.
A Paulsboro couple has been indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury on bias intimidation charges allegedly directed at a family with an autistic child.
Douglas M. Scheuerer, 45, and his wife, Donna Ricotta-Scheuerer, 50, are each charged with two counts of bias intimidation.
The two are accused of taking a commercially-made "Slow. Children at Play" sign and inserting the hand-written words "healthy, normal" after the word slow, said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. The sign was displayed on the lawn of the couple's home.
There is a family with an autistic child living across the street from the Scheuerers, Weisenfeld said.
OK, first, does anyone here remember the First Amendment? Seriously. Sticks and stones and all that.
Second, The Scheuerers are jerks. Capital J jerks.
Which once upon a time wasn't actually a crime. Until Dharun Ravi. Now being a jerk is illegal. Yikes.
Where does it end?
I might have more sympathy, except bullying little kids is apparently OK when homosexuals do it. Because they're a protected class or something.
Criminalizing speech is a very slippery slope. There is no Constitutional right
to not be offended. And if the courts invent one the country we live in won't
resemble the America we all know and love.
Remember when the Democrats told us Obamacare would lead to tremendous budget savings and huge cuts in the federal deficit?
Yeah, me neither.
POLITICO, reading the SCOTUS tea leaves, has today's new spin — overturning Obamacare will free up trillions just in time to stave off automatic spending cuts!
Congress could stumble into a big pile of cash from an unlikely source: the Supreme Court.
The justices will deliver their landmark ruling on the 2010 health care law this month, and the government is in line to reap hundreds of billions of dollars in savings — perhaps more than $1 trillion — if certain parts of it are struck down.
That money could be freed up just in time for a battle over whether automatic cuts to the Pentagon and social programs will kick in, and some members of Congress are already dreaming about the possibilities.
Truly, they have no shame.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that eliminating the law's individual mandate would save $282 billion over 10 years, a figure based on 16 million fewer people signing up for health care through Medicaid, new health exchanges and private insurance.
Bill Hoagland, a vice president at the insurance company Cigna and the former top Senate Republican budget aide, says that number would jump to more than $500 billion through 2022 if the mandate and related insurance market reforms, such as the requirement that insurers provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, are struck down. And there's even more money at stake in the law's expansion of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which the court reviewed alongside the individual mandate, during oral arguments in March.
Didn't Barry assure us all those things would save the country money?
I'm so confused. It's almost as if the Democrats are making this stuff up as
they go along.
I shoulda known something was up when all my old Miley Cyrus posts started getting gazillions of hits. So here's the bad news fellas, Hannah Montana is off the market. Sorry to shatter your dreams and all that…
The former Disney pop princess's live-in boyfriend recently popped the question, and Miley's now sporting a 3½ carat diamond ring.
Yup, there's gonna be a Hollywood hillbilly wedding. Eventually. They haven't set a date yet. I mean, what's the rush, they're already living together, at least part time, when Liam and Miley aren't on the outs. I imagine they're negotiating with the various celebrity rags to see who'll pay the most for "exclusive" photos of their very special day.
And of course Miley's newest, raciest yet album has to come first. She's very adult now dontcha know, at the ripe old age of 19, and this time her edginess is gonna be believable.
Her manager calls it "Miley 2.0."
Here's to the happy couple. May your first child be a masculine child.
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I guess because we don't pay dues to the Newspaper Guild we're not entitled to First Amendment protections? That's the opinion of Superior Court Judge Linda Grasso Jones. She reaffirmed that blogger Shellee Hale is not entitled to First Amendment protection on the grounds that Hale is not a "real journalist," only a "blogger."
Shortly thereafter Thomas Paine rolled over in his grave.
Judge Jones must have gone to the same crummy, progressive law school as unbelievably arrogant Judge Cornelius Vaughey of Maryland, who put Aaron Walker in jail for blogging about a public figure. Because no reputable law school would fail to emphasize one of our Constitution's bedrock principles.
Make no mistake, our Free Speech rights are under attack. The leftists can't win the war of ideas so they scurrilously impose restrictions on our right to speak the truth. And just to hammer home the nastiness, they go after our families too.
Oh, but since we're not "journalists," almost nobody cares.
This Friday the blogosphere will take a stand. A stand for freedom. A stand for liberty. A stand for justice, not for a select few, but for all.
They can have this keyboard when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
The public employee unions went all in. But SEIU's purple people beaters got beat. Handily. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survived his recall election. As did Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and all 4 Republican state senators targeted by the angry mob.
We call that a sweep.
Suck it unionistas. Your days of feeding at the public trough are over. Where are your drum circles now? Because power has been returned to the people. And the people don't want to pay for your Cadillac benefits.
Oh, by the way. Hey Barry, you're next.
Found at Doug Ross's place — Obamatopia: the Official President Obama Commemorative Miniature Golf Course!
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll never forget your experience at Chicago's Official Obama Commemorative Miniature Golf Course, opening in December of 2012 (owned and operated by Jarrett Industries).
The pictures are hilarious. My favorite is hole #3:
Sophie can't wait to play!
If she gets a hole-in-one on the 18th we win a federal green-energy loan
guarantee. Or dinner with Joe Biden, which of course is a Big Effing Deal.
Did Roger Goodell learn nothing from last season's lockout? Replacement refs? Seriously?
The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.
The league said that regional training sessions for replacement officials would begin this month "to ensure that there is no disruption to NFL games this season."
"Our goal is to maintain the highest quality of officiating for our teams, players, and fans, including proper enforcement of the playing rules and efficient management of our games," the league said in a statement.
The NFL's search would target retired college officials and perhaps current ones who would be qualified to work professional games.
On the one hand, where do I sign up? Because I could so do that job!
I reffed a flag football game once; that's gotta count as "experience," right? And I can yell at the TV better than anyone so I'd be ideal for the replay booth too. C'mon commish, I'm waitin' by the phone…
OK, on a more serious note, the zebras do work their butts off and it seems
silly to shortchange them. That said though, there's no indication from the
article of what the impasse is about, so it's hard to say which side needs
to budge. But it's crazy to try and run an NFL season with anything less
than the professional referees we've come to know and
Figure it out guys. Or don't complain when a blind blogger from New Jersey muffs what (to you) should have been an obvious call.
Any resemblance between that commercial and my pending NFL officiating debut is
purely coincidental. Honest.
Somehow I missed the Mother's Day hoopla. But the latest salvo in the war on marriage comes from JCPenney's. Hardest hit: my grandmother.
Father's Day is, er, twice the fun.
After commemorating Mother's Day with an ad featuring two lesbians, JCPenney is releasing a Father's Day ad depicting two gay men and their children.
The recent ad, published in their June catalog, states that a father is a "swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver — all rolled into one." Or two.
Below the picture of a smiling homosexual couple playing with a little boy and girl, the ad reads: "Real-life dads, Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children Claire and Mason."
Real-life dads! Right out of Father Knows Best. "Ozzie and Harry" as it were. Mom's redundant. (Can you say "War on women"?) Two dads are better than one, at least for a day. Last month the dads weren't even in the picture! It's all so very confusing.
Will the customers buy it? Doubtful.
Homosexuals are less than 2% of the population. And they shop at Urban Outfitters or Abercrombie & Fitch. Most of 'em aren't reproducing either. So Penney's is chasing a decreasingly small market segment.
Good luck with that.
The Wilpon family doesn't exactly associate with the nicest class of people. They laundered money for Bernie Madoff, and when that didn't work out they needed to sell a minority stake in the Mets in order to raise cash.
Enter misogynist libtard "comedian" Bill Maher.
In a surprise announcement made by the comedian and political commentator before Sunday night's game against the Cardinals, Maher said that he purchased one of the reported 12 minority stakes available to investors over the winter.
What, you thought a reputable investor would get in bed with the Wilpons? Bwahahaha!
So I guess Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz think Sarah Palin is a C-U Next Tuesday too? Because now they're joined at the hip with a man who takes pride in denigrating women. Or as he calls them, "dumb twats."
Oh, but not all women. Just conservative women. The Mets are a progressive franchise! Which certainly explains why they're always in the cellar; it's the baseball equivalent of Mom's basement.
I'd say "boycott the Mets" but face it, the fans have already been doing that for as long as I can remember. The Mets suck. Bill Maher sucks. It's a match made in Hell.
Baseball used to be a gentlemen's game. But you can't use "Bill Maher" and "gentleman" in the same sentence while keeping a straight face. The Mets have definitely hit a foul ball which I'd score as a forced error.
Shame on the Mets. Shame on MLB for allowing the Mets to partner with a
classless pig. Oh wait, more often than not, "classless pig" and "Mets
fans" kinda go hand in hand. And on the plus side, Frank McCourt must be
thrilled; he's no longer the scummiest owner in baseball!
The Obama economy sure is a stinker. A whopping 69,000 new jobs were created last month. Only 12,631,000 to go!
Hope you can wait for yours. It's gonna be a while before Barry gets around to creating a job for you. He's kinda tied up fundraising for his re-election dontcha know.
The Dow is now negative for 2012. Hope you bought gold!
Q1 GDP was revised downward. Again. Hope you can believe the Commerce Department this time. Would they lie to you?
I think Instapundit found Obama's new campaign slogan: "I squandered $800 billion on a Keynesian stimulus and all I got was this lousy chart."
If you're keeping score at home that works out to around
$4.1 million dollars per job created. Hope we got a bargain.
Did you get you free donut this morning? Participating Dunkin Donuts stores will give you a free donut with purchase of any beverage. The lady in front of me in line didn't want hers, so I got 2!
National Donut Day, always the first Friday in June, was started by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. Nothing perks up a homesick fella quite like a donut, a steaming mug of coffee, and a smile from a pretty lady.
Baby girls grow up to be women. Dead babies don't grow up at all.
Yesterday House Democrats, acting at the behest of President Barack Obama and his financiers at Planned Parenthood, acted to ensure that killing baby girls just because you'd rather have a boy won't be a crime in this country.
China now, or something.