Roughly 150 various advocates — lobbyists for gays and lesbians, legislators, White House officials, at least one cabinet secretary and the first lady — gathered around President’s Obama’s bully pulpit in the White House Thursday to cheer for increased government monitoring and intervention in Facebook conversations, in playgrounds and in schoolrooms around the country.
No officials at the televised East Room roll-out of the White House’s anti-bullying initiative suggested any limits to government intervention against juvenile physical violence, social exclusion or unwanted speech. None mentioned the usefulness to children of unsupervised play. None suggested there were any risks created by a government program to enforce children’s approval of other children who are unpopular, overweight, or who declare themselves to be gay, lesbians or transgender.
“It breaks our hearts to think that any child feels afraid every day in the classroom, on the playground, or even online,” first lady Michelle Obama said.
“We’re going to prevent bullying and create an environment where every single one of our children can thrive,” the president said, as he announced a series of government actions intended to fund, guide and pressure state and local officials to adopt regulations and programs that would shield children from insults or social-exclusion as well as from physical harm. (DC)
I particularly like the part about “guide and pressure” to adopt regulations. Not that Liberals believe in a Nanny State where the government is Mother to us all or anything. 🙂
But I bet if your Not Gay or other politically correct “feel good” stereotypes you’ll “deserve it” or “brought it on yourself or “no big deal”.
If you just a normal skinny, introverted, straight white kid you’ll get nothing. And god forbid if you’re a young Republican!!
But the Liberals and liberals in government will be there to protect it’s future voters and after all, government always know best and can solve all problems. 😦
Meanwhile, the newest tactic from union shills is to send letters to Walker’s campaign donors promising a boycott of their businesses if they don’t now become good little union shills themselves. Reciprocating could be a fun project for Wisconsin tea partiers. Pick a liberal-owned business, essentially at random, and organize a boycott aimed at crippling it. That’s a nasty tactic, but then we’ve spent three weeks of watching screeching cretins try to intimidate and occasionally even outright threaten Republican legislators. If our moral superiors on the left want to fight dirty, we should be sportsmanlike and oblige them. (hotair.com)
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who recently declared that contrary to reports about Wisconsin’s budget deficit the state was “on track to have a budget surplus this year,”
And you wonder why I make fun of MSDNC…
Making it worse, the author of this extortion effort heads a police union.
March 10, 2011
Mr. Tom Ellis, President
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
770 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
SENT VIA FASCIMILE AND REGULAR MAIL
Dear Mr. Ellis:
As you undoubtedly know, Governor Walker recently proposed a “budget adjustment bill” to eviscerate public employees’ right to collectively bargain in Wisconsin. ..
As you also know, Scott Walker did not campaign on this issue when he ran for office. If he had, we are confident that you would not be listed among his largest contributors. As such, we are contacting you now to request your support.
The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities.
In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.
Wisconsin’s public employee unions serve to protect and promote equality and fairness in the workplace. We hope you will stand with us and publicly share that ideal.
In the event you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact the
Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Jim Palmer, at 608.273.3840.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
James L. Palmer, Executive Director
Wisconsin Professional Police Association
Professional Professional Fire Fighters
Jim Conway, President
International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311
John Matthews, Execuctive Director
Madison Teachers, Inc.
Keith Patt, Executive Director
Green Bay Education Association
Bob Richardson, President
Dane County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Dan Frei, Prersident
Madison Professional Police Officers Association
So how dare you support the fascist pig, Governor Walker and if you do we’ll destroy you! 🙂
That’s what I love about Unions. So open-minded, caring, compassionate, and willing to compromise for the greater good.
Their own greater good. 🙂
Mark Steyn:…too many other Americans seem to be living their version of the old line: If you owe the bank a thousand dollars, you have a problem; if you owe the bank a million dollars, the bank has a problem. America owes the world $14 trillion, so the world has a problem.
And, if it’s the world’s problem, why bother our pretty little heads about it? I’m struck by the number of times I’ve been blithely assured by insiders in D.C. and elsewhere that “it’s not in China’s interest” to yank the rug out from under America: We don’t need to do anything drastic, because they won’t do anything drastic.
I’m not so sure I could claim with any degree of confidence to know what China considered to be in its interest. But we have the planet’s most lavishly funded intelligence agency, so they’re bound to be on top of it, aren’t they?
In the new budget, there’s a request from the CIA for an emergency appropriation of $513.7 million. Great! A mere half-billion. That’s enough for 10,000 cowboy poetry festivals.
So what’s it for? Toppling Kim Jong Il? Taking out the Iranian nuclear program? Er, no. It’s an emergency payment to stop the CIA pension fund from going bankrupt next year with unfunded liabilities of $6.4 billion.
The CIA failed to foresee the collapse of the Iron Curtain until it happened. It failed to spot that Pakistan was going nuclear until it happened. But, when the world’s most bounteously endowed intelligence agency fails to spot that its own pension fund is going bankrupt until it happens, I wouldn’t bet the future on anyone in the U.S. government having much of a clue about what is or isn’t “in China’s interest.”
That leaves America to calculate what’s in America’s interest.
Or better yet, Liberals to calculate what’s in their best interest, like more control over everyone so they will stop rebelling against their superior moral positions.
To “preserve” the “tradition,” it is necessary to invert everything the tradition represents: From true grit to federally funded grit.
<Obama> also argued that domestic production is not a long-term solution to the problem of American oil consumption. “Even if we started drilling new wells tomorrow, that oil isn’t coming on line overnight,” he said. “And even if we tap every single reserve available to us, we can’t escape the fact that we only control 2% of the world’s oil but we consume over a quarter of the world’s oil.”
Which is the same line the Democrats have used for years. It’s a Talking point.
“Any notion that my administration has shut down oil production might make for a good political sound bite, but it doesn’t match up with reality,” Obama said. “We are encouraging offshore exploration and production. We’re just doing it responsibly. I don’t think anybody has forgotten that we’re only a few months removed from the worst oil spill in our history.”
It was nearly a year ago, Mr President, and is that why you’ve banned oil drilling from just about every inch of America that wasn’t already doing it? And granted only 1 new permit in the last year just before a new conference on oil prices as a political gimme?
I can’t wait to see what they come up with when it hits $5 a gallon.
Lisa and Stephen Furry have hit financial rock bottom, even though they’re not acting like it.
Sounds like Congress, Unions, and Democrats in general.
The couple filed for bankruptcy a little more than a year ago, wiping out $50,000 in credit card debt, yet their household spending outstrips their income. They shop at Whole Foods, spend freely on beauty products and splurged on a wedding anniversary getaway to Santa Barbara — at a four-star hotel.
They haven’t paid the mortgage on their North Hollywood home since September, and a default notice could come at any time.
Things have gotten so bad that Lisa recently borrowed $200 from her 7-year-old daughter’s savings account to cover household expenses.
“We’re a paycheck away from the homeless shelter,” said Lisa, 45, only half jokingly as she sat in her living room next to her 135-pound mastiff named Madison.
Brad Hartman, a financial planner in Glendale who reviewed the couple’s finances, found no humor in the situation.
“It’s a little surreal,” he said. “They barely have enough cash to buy groceries.
“They need a reality check.”(LA TIMES)
So does Congress and most especially Democrats, Unions and The President.
But don’t worry, the government will step in and save them from themselves. After all, they are the masters of all and are the perfect candidates for fiscal responsibility. 😦
That can be the next BULLY pulpit… 🙂