President Obama and the Liberals all said we needed to “improve” our image all over the world and to apologize for the “cowboy” attitudes of George W. Bush. To erase the the “ugly american”.
So he went around the world apologizing to everyone and anyone would would listen.
And proclaimed it a success.
So when I saw this story on FoxNews, I chuckled cynically:
Looking for a job? Well, if you’re an “arrogant American,” you had better search elsewhere.
An information technology staffing firm based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., posted an advertisement for a technical writer that warned that an “arrogant American” would not flourish in the position.
“Exelon is looking to provide these proposals to Chinese businesses, so someone who is respectful and understands Chinese culture is preferred. An arrogant American will not work well in this role,” the listing read.
The ad, posted by Viva USA, an information technology consulting firm, has since been removed. Varuna Singh, the company’s development manager, told FoxNews.com it received the language from its client, Exelon Nuclear Partners, and the wording somehow got past a “junior recruiter” who posted the advertisement on CareerBuilder.com.
“We are taking it down immediately, this was a mistake,” Singh said. “This was not wordage by Viva. This was sent into us by the client, but we, as the staffing company, should have looked into it before posting.
Singh apologized for the error, citing “negligence” on the company’s behalf.
Judith Rader, a spokeswoman for Exelon, said the company apologizes for the “offensive and inappropriate” language contained in the job posting.
“Exelon was surprised and very disappointed to see this job posting including this offensive and inappropriate language,” a statement to FoxNews.com read. “This statement was not approved by Exelon and in no way reflects the company’s policies and values. We regret that this language appeared in recruiting materials that were prepared by a third party and not approved by Exelon. We apologize for this error and the offense it has caused. We are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again. Exelon is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, and we make every effort to attract and retain talent of all backgrounds.”
The “apology” is very Politician-speak isn’t it?
By the way: Exelon is a provider of energy services with an electric and natural gas distribution and is the largest nuclear operator in the United States.
You know the 8.5 billion Obama just promised for building a new plant. Hmmm…
Ferne Wolf, a St. Louis-based employment law attorney, said the posting “sounds like national origin discrimination” and suggested the advertisement be brought to the attention of EEOC officials.
“I think a jury could reasonably conclude that there’s already a predisposition [by the firm] that Americans are arrogant,” she said. “That’s like saying ditzy blondes need not apply.”
Maybe they’ll hire a Muslim. 🙂
A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today called on Congress to probe allegations of anti-Muslim bias at the taxpayer-funded agency that advises the president and other government officials on issues related to religious freedom worldwide.
Current and former staff and commissioners of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom say the agency discriminates against Muslim staffers, targets Muslim countries for extra scrutiny, focuses disproportionately on the persecution of Christians, and downplays violations of religious rights in places like Israel and Europe, prnewswire.com reported.
A Muslim policy analyst contracted by the commission recently filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that her contract was canceled because of her faith and her past affiliation with an American Muslim organization.
The commission was created by Congress in 1998 as part of the International Religious Freedom Act. It has a $4.3 million budget. Next year, Congress must decide whether to extend the commission’s life beyond its 2011 sunset date.
“The disturbing allegations of anti-Muslim bias at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom must be investigated by Congress prior to instituting any necessary reforms,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Taxpayer dollars should not be used to promote the religious agendas or pet projects of those with an ideological ax to grind.”
Awad noted that the commission devoted extensive resources to examining the textbooks used at an Islamic school in Virginia, despite the fact that the agency was created to monitor religious freedom overseas.
In 2001, a group of American Muslim, Christian and secular organizations criticized the commission’s lack of balance in its reporting on violations of religious freedom.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CAIR being the basically terrorist advocacy group that will pounce on you if you so much a look cross-wise at any Muslim.
If my house get’s fire bombed, or the IRS suddenly seizes my assets, you’ll know why.
That’s Image Making at it’s finest.
President Obama flew into Las Vegas Friday, $1.5 billion in TARP money in hand. It seemed a make-up bouquet for his remarks singling out the city as no place to spend money. But is pork really the answer?
The president had been blamed by Nevada’s governor and Vegas’ mayor for damage to the local economy in the last 12 months after he twice scolded Americans about blowing their cash in the city famed for casinos and entertainment.
“When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” he told a New Hampshire town hall on Feb. 2. “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
Vegas officials say his remarks affected more than just spendthrifts. Comments such as those above and in 2009 prompted the cancellation of 340 Las Vegas events last year, according to officials, and were directly linked to the shutdown of the Ritz-Carlton this year, which threw 400 workers out of their jobs.
Now Obama’s back, offering what’s essentially a $1.5 billion welfare handout as a means of making up with the economically battered city. The problem, though, is that he doesn’t address what’s really killing Vegas — a lack of jobs and a struggling economy that’s having a hard time creating them.
For starters, the “bouquet” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
It kind of stinks — of politics. The cash will be funneled through state housing finance agencies “to design programs,” as the White House blog vaguely puts it. The conduit will flow through the door of corrupt community organizers such as Acorn, which get their cash from such agencies to conveniently skirt federal rules that prohibit handing taxpayer money to these groups.
Second, the dollars also will be shared with five states, and not on an equal basis, opening the way to favored political constituencies, while 45 other states get nothing. You can bet electoral politics will figure in that distribution.
Third, the flowers are old and wilted. Friday, the Mortgage Bankers Association announced that the mortgage crisis had turned a decisive corner with a drop-off of foreclosures. To shovel $1.5 billion in subsidies into the market that’s just beginning to correct itself will only distort the market more and delay recovery.
If Obama would focus on policies that benefit the entire country instead of trying to make choices about who’s in favor or who’s not, the jobs problem would solve itself and nobody would get upset if he scolds workers about Vegas. Tax cuts, free trade and an end to using paid-back TARP funds as a political piggy bank would make it up to Vegas. And the rest of us, too. (IBD)
But don’t worry he appointed a commission to look into the problem of the deficit, while he continues to pork people into submission.
How’s that New Image going…Oh, that’s right, it will be on full bore show on Feb 25 for the “summit” on Health Care.
Get your barf bags ready.