The Collective Addict

Illustration by Sean Delonas.

In the city’s funny math, you get only one teacher for the price of two.

The Department of Education pays about 1,500 teachers for time they spend on union activities — and pays other teachers to replace them in the classroom.

It’s a sweetheart deal that costs taxpayers an extra $9 million a year to pay fill-ins for instructors who are sprung — at full pay — to carry out responsibilities for the United Federation of Teachers.

With Mayor Bloomberg calling for thousands of teacher layoffs to balance the 2012 budget, critics say it’s time to halt the extravagant benefit.

That $9 million would cover the salaries of 198 new teachers at the current annual $45,530 starting pay

The DOE lets 40 experienced teachers collect top pay and fringe benefits, but work just one class period a day.

Under a longstanding contract agreement, the DOE excuses these veterans to work for the UFT — currently 38 as district representatives and two as union vice presidents. The UFT pays them another salary, plus expenses.

English teacher Tom Dromgoole, for instance, collects top teacher pay, $100,049 a year, from the DOE for his slot at Leadership and Public Service HS in downtown Manhattan. But he is relieved for most of the day to serve as a UFT high school rep. The UFT supplements his salary by $50,461, records show.

Dromgoole is outspoken on state budget cuts, which he blasted at a boisterous protest last March with UFT President Michael Mulgrew. Reached Friday outside his Brooklyn townhouse, Dromgoole brushed past a reporter who asked about his UFT work, saying, “No comment.”

Another veteran teacher said of the lucrative gigs, “It’s a plum because you’re not teaching. Some principals give them little or nothing to do” because the UFT reps are powerful. (NYP)

But don’t worry, it’s “for the children” and as Rep. Dick Durbin said, “a basic human right”. 🙂

Mike Tobin, Fox News: “One thing I think should make clear – the people coming after us from every live shot here, these people hate,” Tobin said. “These are people who don’t respect diverse viewpoints. In fact, they’re so afraid I’ll present a diverse viewpoint, that’s why they try to heckle me and shut down every live shot. They’ve made it clear, that what they want to make it harder for me to do my job. They are proud of that when they disrupt a live shot, when they really trample over the First Amendment rights or the First Amendment’s obligations of a reporter. Now, I am not saying that’s all of the people. Those are the people that come here and heckle and try to disrupt things. I look in their eyes – there is hate in their eyes. They don’t want to hear any kind of viewpoint that is different from their own. That’s why they do what they do.”

Then the protesters attacked him (but he didn’t file any assault charges).

These are the people who allege that they are for “free speech” and “civility”.

Let me reiterate my version of the Liberal First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of Any religion,and mocking the free exercise thereof but forgive anything to do with Islam; or abridging the freedom of LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE speech, or of the LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE press; and abridging as much as possible anyone who disagrees with the Liberal Progressives;or the right of the people to peaceably (or not)  to assemble to worship the LIBERAL PROGRESSIVES, any assembly in opposition must therefore be “terrorism” or “racism”, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances against Corporations and to seek “social justice” at all costs; any redress of grievances against a Liberal are automatically not to be taken seriously and must be discounted,discredited,destroyed or ignored.

See this (from Reason TV): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je3UT7ol1JY&feature=player_embedded

At times they state this openly. A Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representative told California legislators that “We helped to get you into office, and we got a good memory. And come November, if you don’t back our program, we’ll help get you out of office.

Institutional collective bargaining was a policy decision made by state and local governments. Labor unions had traditionally opposed collective bargaining in government. During the 1950s, private-sector union membership peaked and began to decline. The union movement then came to see government employees as valuable new dues-paying members. It reversed its stance on government bargaining in the late 1950s. Beginning with New York City in 1958 and Wisconsin in 1959, many state and local governments across the country began to bargain collectively, largely as a result of union pressure.(Heritage.org)

In the early 1990’s: the California Teachers Association reached new heights of thuggishness after a business-backed group began a petition to place a school-choice initiative on the state ballot. In a union-backed effort, teachers shadowed signature gatherers in shopping malls and aggressively dissuaded people from signing up. The tactic led to more than 40 confrontations and protests of harassment by signature gatherers. “They get in between the signer and the petition,” the head of the initiative said. “They scream at people. They threaten people.” CTA’s top official later justified the bullying: some ideas “are so evil that they should never even be presented to the voters,” he said. (City-Journal)

Now, their drug habit (free taxpayer money) is being threatened so they are all up-in-arms to protect their addiction.

Three of Top Five Political Spenders are Government Unions

Government-employee unions now spend more than any other outside group on U.S. elections.

And that’s taxpayer money, remember. Government has no money until it takes it from you. And Unions take money from their mandatory membership, which is also you the taxpayer.

No wonder the liberals are so mad. The drug addicts are facing a forced intervention and massive delirium tremons (DTs).

It’s like trying to sober up a drunk after they’ve been chronically drunk  (on taxpayers money) for 53 years.

They will kick and scream and yell and whine and be in denial. Sounds like the protesters to me.

Some symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability or easily excited
  • Emotional volatility, rapid emotional changes
  • Difficulty with thinking clearly
  • Agitation
Illustration by Sean Delonas.
It will take an enormous effort to roll back decades of political and economic gains by government unions. But the status quo is unsustainable. But it will not be without a lot of drug withdrawal screaming and whining.
The only other option is to let the drug addicts drag us all down with them.
Your Choice.

Whine & Cheese Monday

I have been in a news blackout for the weekend. My annual trek to Gallifrey One, the largest “Doctor Who” convention on this continent. A record breaking 2,100 people showed to share their love and appreciation of the world’s longest running Sci-Fi show that will turn 48 late this year.

So now back to the sad reality…

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

WISCONSIN DEMS: WE’RE ON THE LAM UNTIL WALKER TALKS

Aka he gives in and capitulates to the Liberals demands. Thats spirit of “compromise”, “bi-partisanship” and “civility” is alive in Madison, WI.

The headline and following picture are on the front page of the Huffington Post, you know the liberal bastion that just joined with AOL making Arianna Huffington a very rich person in a very capitalistic deal… 🙂

Funny last time I saw signs similar to this the protesters were called “astroturf”, “stupid”, “morons”, “idiots”, violent”, “domestic terrorists”…Oh sorry that was people protesting the Liberals! 🙂

This was considered “offensive” by the Huffington Post in 2009 (Look it up):

How dare they use Children! EVIL!
How many children can you spot in the first picture on the front page of today’s Huffington Post. 🙂

Just remember, Do as I say, Not as I do. – The Liberal Creed!  🙂

The Wisconsin Senate I understand is still childishly hiding out in Illinois, probably on the taxpayers dime!

And the Liberals are happy!

These are “good” Protesters. Tea Party protesters are EVIL!

Wisconsin Republicans to move all the furniture around while Dems are hiding in Illinois — If Wisconsin’s Democratic state senators thought they pulled a fast one by booking it for Illinois rather than allowing their Republican colleagues to rescind the collective bargaining privileges of public servants, they thought wrong. While twenty senators are required for a quorum on fiscal issues, and there are only 19 Republicans, “a simple majority of 17 members constitutes a quorum for other bills in the 33-seat state senate.” When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker calls the Senate into session this week, “there is a whole legislative agenda that Republicans in the senate and assembly can start acting on that only requires simple majorities” Walker told National Review Online. “If [Dems] want to do their jobs, and have a say, they better show up.” (DC)

The Liberal View (from the San Jose Sentinel): MADISON, Wis. — To end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation’s attention, a handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin might have to stand up to their new governor.

There’s that spirit of “compromise” and “Bi-partisanship”. You will have to compromise YOUR principles. YOU will have to give in to OUR demands.

The very thought of they, the Liberals, having to compromise is so ludicrous they can’t even fathom it.

Protesters who crowded inside the Capitol for a sixth day Sunday had a similar message. They hung a banner in the Capitol reading “Wisconsin needs 3 cou(R)ageous Senators,” referring to the number of Republicans needed to join with Democrats to block the bill.

That’s why I say “bi-partisanship” and “compromise” are Liberal buzzwords for agree with me, shut up, and sit down and don’t do that again!

As for “civility”: Same thing.  You are being uncivil when you do as Liberal asks or you ask THEM to do something for you. You are their servants, not the other way around.

Wisconsin State Senator Mark Miller Calls Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Tactics ‘Insulting,’ Asks for ‘Respect’.

In other, shut up!, sit down, and don’t you dare do that again, young man!

“We hope that the governor will respect the workers of Wisconsin and maintain the long standing tradition of sitting down and negotiating issues, sit down and treat people like human beings, like the human beings that provided such valuable public services and that’s our goal,” he said.

Ohhh! So now The Governor’s an evil  inhuman monster!! And he should be talked to like a child who had knocked over the family’s priceless  crystal vase!

Next thing you know they’ll ask for a “time out” in the corner next. That is if they ever come back to Wisconsin and don’t just hide out like cowards in Illinois.

And then you go for the Talking Points: <<Drum roll please>>

“We had a much bigger deficit at the end of the Bush recession that hit our state and every state like a thunderclap. It was a $6.6 billion deficit and we solved that deficit and employees stepped up,” Miller told me. (ABC)

Oh course the huge budget deficit left by the Democrat Governor and the Democrat legislature is BUSH’s FAULT!!!

<<rimshot>>

So predictable….

What the Democrats don’t like isn’t dictatorship, it is democracy. That is why the Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate fled the state en masse–they prevented a quorum, so that a vote they were going to lose couldn’t take place. Once again, it is democracy they are trying to frustrate, not dictatorship.

Dictatorship are much easier for Liberals to fathom because then everyone has no choice but to do whatever they say, no matter how balmy and narcissistic it is.

With state budgets collapsing around the nation, an increasingly bright spotlight has been focused on the activities of many public sector unions, perhaps none more so than the teachers unions. Since most of the news is rather alarming to say the least, here at Hot Air we feel obliged to bring you a true feel-good story of union activity to brighten your winter days.

The story focuses on Central Falls school in Rhode Island, an educational institute in such a sorry state of affairs that their drop-out rates were staggering and many students didn’t even log enough classroom time to receive a grade. Last year, in an apparent sign of throwing up their hands in despair, the school board took the drastic measure of firing all 88 of Central Falls’ teachers.

Now, I already know what you’re thinking here. “But Jazz, what about those poor, unemployed teachers? Couldn’t anyone do anything to help them?”

Fear not! In charged the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, who not only got all of their jobs back… they landed them a raise. And all of this is taking place in a community which wouldn’t even qualify as “working class” by most standards. The average wages in the Central Falls region are very low.

So in this town where the average income is $22,000 the average teacher is now making $76,000. What are the community members paying for?

James Parisi: The highest paid teachers are making about $76,000, which frankly I don’t think is enough for the committed professionals that are in that school district.

CNN: You had a 93% fail rate. That’s undeniable.

JP: And you think that’s caused by teacher’s actions?

CNN: Absolutely.

JP: I don’t think the teachers are responsible.

Oh course not!…sing it with me….IT WAS GEORGE W BUSH’s FAULT!!!!!!!! 🙂

Frank Flynn, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, said he called Chafee Tuesday morning and asked him to help “move this school forward, because the students of Central Falls deserve nothing less.”

Ever notice how Liberals always want to look to the future or “move forward” (or “lean forward if you’re MSDNC) when people want to talk about their screw ups but they are obsessed with the past when they are talking about those who oppose them!

And how did that work out? Not so well, apparently, as 93% of the students are still failing to meet minimum standards in math and reading, with large numbers once again not even receiving a grade of any sort.

The teacher’s aren’t taking all of this unwanted attention lying down, though. This fall they staged a “sick out” in protest of the increasing demands for improved performance. Also, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten visited the area to demand that everyone “stop playing the blame game,” and focus on the real needs of the students. (These needs apparently don’t include new, better teachers in the opinion of Ms. Weingarten.)

So there you have it. The feel good story of the week. See? And you thought the unions weren’t out there doing anything productive. (Hot Air)

Why is failure, year after year, not only tolerated but welcomed at the administrative level?

Why?

Because Liberals are never wrong, that’s why. At least they think so.

And you can’t prove them wrong, because they never are.

Just ask them. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

Channeling Your Inner Banana II: The Indoctri-NATION

June 26th I wrote a blog entitled, “Getting in Touch with your Inner Banana” (https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/) in which I espoused about the coming more than just leanings of Banana Republic Dictatorship that our current President seems to aspire to.

Well, it’s Time for a sequel.

But first a word about his friends in the Ministry of Truth (The Mainstream Media).

The TV networks have aggressively demonstrated their dislike of Arizona’s state law “cracking down on illegal immigrants,” a law that “pits neighbor against neighbor.” An MRC review of morning and evening news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC from April 23 to July 25 found the networks have aired 120 stories with an almost ten-to-one tilt against the Arizona law (77 negative, 35 neutral, 8 positive).

The soundbite count was also tilted over the last three months — 216 to 107, or an almost exact two-to-one disparity. Network anchors and reporters sided against defenders of border control and championed sympathetic illegal aliens and their (usually American-born) children. In 120 stories, they never described “immigrants rights activists” as liberals or on the left.


Between them, the three networks described the Arizona law as “controversial” on 27 occasions, despite its popularity in opinion polls. The Obama administration’s decision to sue file a lawsuit against Arizona to crush the law was never described as “controversial.”

These are the Journo-Lists who profess to be “journalists” that are fair and objective. They are anything but.

They are toadies for their guy and their ideology. Nothing more, Nothing less than full on indoctrination.

The networks highlighted the “army” of protesters against the Arizona law and ignored their sometimes radical connections. As with sympathetic media coverage of large amnesty rallies in 2006, none of the stories allowed anyone to suggest it was improper for illegal aliens to petition the government whose laws they’re breaking or cancel out the votes of law-abiding citizens.

On May 30, ABC anchor David Muir asked, “Will an army of protesters be heard?” Reporter Jeremy Hubbard began his story for World News: “In their most massive numbers yet, a deluge of adversaries rally and rail against what could soon be the law of the land in Arizona.”

Network correspondents routinely mourned how illegal aliens didn’t feel welcome in Arizona, and felt they had to move back to Mexico or other friendlier states. On July 8, NBC reporter Lee Cowan sympathized with Marcial Bolanos, who didn’t think Arizona was a good place any more. “He took his 15-year-old son out of school and is headed back to Mexico, which brings Hugo to tears. But you’re really going to miss your friends?” Hugo said “Yeah.” The networks didn’t apply this blatant emotional appeal on behalf of families who’ve lost loved ones in crimes committed by illegal aliens.

You get one sob story after another, emotional appeals about heartless Arizonans who want to destroy “immigrant” (not illegal immigrant) families and friends.

Only Fox as far as I can see ever mentions Richard Krentz, the farmer who was murdered on his own land by drug smugglers as a victim. they even talked to his widow. If they do mention him, it is only in passing.

Take ABC News:  Ranchers have seen cattle slaughtered and pulled apart by hungry people stealing across the border, and one resident, Robert Krentz, may have been shot dead by an alleged illegal immigrant as he patrolled his land last month.

They tracked the killers all the way to the Mexican Border, by the way.

Then the media always follows up with their own lies, damn lies and statistics.

The U.S. Border Patrol says apprehensions along the Arizona-Mexico frontier are up 6 percent from October to April.

The Arizona Republic went on to report that, “according to the Border Patrol, Krentz is the only American murdered by a suspected illegal immigrant in at least a decade within the agency’s Tucson sector, the busiest smuggling route among the Border Patrol’s nine coverage regions along the U.S.-Mexican border.”

So it’s no big deal. Nothing to see here. But then again, he was white, so not much sympathy there. 😦

In 18 of 120 stories, the networks mentioned the public opinion polls, in which broad majorities favor the Arizona law. One poll question the networks didn’t ask was if it might seem odd for the Obama administration to sue Arizona for trying to enforce immigration laws, but would not sue cities that vowed to ignore immigration laws, which call themselves “sanctuary cities.”

A Rasmussen poll found 54 percent favored the Justice Department suing “sanctuary cities,” and 61 percent favored cutting off federal aid to them. But the three networks haven’t used the words “sanctuary city” since 2007, when it was a hot topic in the Republican primary debates. It was never mentioned, so was never described as “controversial.” (MRC)

So upwards of 70% of the American People are for Arizona, but the Ministry of Truth Mainstream Media is not. So they continue to hammer the propaganda home.

Just like the media of a dictator.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, taken after the judge’s Tuesday ruling, finds that 59% favor passage of an Arizona-like immigration law in their state, marking little change from earlier this month. Just 32% oppose such a law.

Support for the building of a fence along the Mexican border has reached a new high, and voters are more confident than ever that illegal immigration can be stopped.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of U.S. voters now believe the United States should continue to build a fence on the Mexican border. That’s up nine points from March when the Obama administration halted funding for the fence and the highest level of support ever.

Support for the fence is strong across all demographic groups. But while 76% of Mainstream voters think the United States should continue to build the fence, 67% of the Political Class are opposed to it.

So what you have is a Mainstream Media that reports the news the way they want to hear it and the way they want you to think about it.

It’s Propaganda.

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AMNESTY II

With Congress gridlocked on an immigration bill, the Obama administration  is considering using a back door to stop deporting many illegal immigrants – what a draft government memo said could be “a non-legislative version of amnesty.”

“This memorandum offers administrative relief options to . . . reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization,” it reads. (see below)

The memo, addressed to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas and written by four agency staffers, lists tools it says the administration has to “reduce the threat of removal” for many illegal immigrants who have run afoul of immigration authorities.

“In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear,” the staffers wrote in the memo, which was obtained by Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican.

The memo suggests that in-depth discussions have occurred on how to keep many illegal immigrants in the country, which would be at least a temporary alternative to the proposals Democrats in Congress have made to legalize illegal immigrants.

Chris Bentley, a USCIS spokesman, said drafting the memo doesn’t mean the agency has embraced the policy and “nobody should mistake deliberation and exchange of ideas for final decisions.”

“As a matter of good government, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discuss just about every issue that comes within the purview of the immigration system,” he said in an e-mail statement. “We continue to maintain that comprehensive bipartisan legislation, coupled with smart, effective enforcement, is the only solution to our nation’s immigration challenges.”

He said the Homeland Security Department “will not grant deferred action or humanitarian parole to the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”

The memo does talk about targeting specific groups of illegal immigrants.

Mr. Grassley said it confirms his fears that the administration is trying an end-run around Congress.

“This memo gives credence to our concerns that the administration will go to great lengths to circumvent Congress and unilaterally execute a backdoor amnesty plan,” Mr. Grassley said.
The memo acknowledges some of the tools could be costly and might even require asking Congress for more money.

At one point, the authors acknowledge that widespread use of “deferred action” – or using prosecutorial discretion not to deport someone – would be “a non-legislative version of ‘amnesty.’ ”

The authors noted several options for deferred action, including targeting it to students who would be covered by the DREAM Act, a bill that’s been introduced in Congress.

In testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 11, Mr. Mayorkas first said he was unaware of discussions to use these kinds of tools on a categorical basis, then later clarified that officials had talked about expanding the use of those powers.

“I don’t know of any plans. I think we have discussed, as we always do, the tools available to us and whether the deployment of any of those tools could achieve a more fair and efficient use or application of the immigration law,” he said.

He acknowledged, though, that he was not aware that those powers had ever been used before on a categorical basis.

Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who queried Mr. Mayorkas on the subject, warned him against pursuing that strategy.

“I think it would be a mistake for the administration to use administrative action, like deferred action on a categorical basis, to deal with a large number of people who are here without proper legal documents to regularize their status without Congress’ participation. I will just say that to you for what it’s worth,” Mr. Cornyn, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee, told Mr. Mayorkas.

“The American public’s confidence in the federal government’s ability and commitment to enforce our immigration laws is at an all-time low,” Mr. Cornyn said in a statement. “This apparent step to circumvent Congress – and avoid a transparent debate on how to fix our broken immigration system –  threatens to further erode public confidence in its government and makes it less likely we will ever reach consensus and pass credible border security and immigration reform.”

After reports earlier this year that the agency was working on these sorts of plans, Senate Republicans, led by Mr. Grassley, have sent letters to President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano asking for details.

In recent weeks, Sen. Chuck Grassley and others in Congress have been pressing the administration to disavow rumors that a de facto amnesty is in the works, including in a letter to Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano. “Since the senators first wrote to the president more than a month ago, we have not been reassured that the plans are just rumors, and we have every reason to believe that the memo is legitimate,” a Grassley spokesman tells NR. (NR contacted DHS, but a spokesman did not have a comment on the record.)

Many of the memo’s proposals are technical and fine-grained; for example, it suggests clarifying the immigration laws for “unaccompanied minors, and for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other criminal activities.” It also proposes extending the “grace period” H-1B visa holders have between the expiration of their visa and the date they’re expected to leave the country.

With other ideas, however, USCIS is aiming big. Perhaps the most egregious suggestion is to “Increase the Use of Deferred Action.” “Deferred action,” as the memo defines it, “is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion not to pursue removal from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time.” For example, after Hurricane Katrina, the government decided not to remove illegal immigrants who’d been affected by the disaster.

The memo claims that there are no limits to USCIS’s ability to use deferred action, but warns that using this power indiscriminately would be “controversial, not to mention expensive.” The memo suggests using deferred action to exempt “particular groups” from removal — such as the illegal-immigrant high-school graduates who would fall under the DREAM Act (a measure that has been shot down repeatedly in Congress). The memo claims that the DREAM Act would cover “an estimated 50,000” individuals, though as many as 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate high school every year in the U.S.

Mind you this Memo was 11 Pages long!

Grassley says it is “ridiculous” to think a memo containing this kind of detail was drawn up without specific direction from someone in the administration. “Bureaucrats don’t write memos like that for the fun of it,” he said.

This is not a school grade writing exercise, after all.

And the memo seeks to out ‘touchy-feely’ ’emotional’ exemptions. So if you want to object to them you’re just a heartless, mean and cruel, uncaring bastard.

Sound familiar? 🙂

UPDATE: USCIS has released a statement on the memo:

Internal draft memos do not and should not be equated with official action or policy of the Department. We will not comment on notional, pre-decisional memos. As a matter of good government, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will discuss just about every issue that comes within the purview of the immigration system. We continue to maintain that comprehensive bipartisan legislation, coupled with smart, effective enforcement, is the only solution to our nation’s immigration challenges.

Internal memoranda help us do the thinking that leads to important changes; some of them are adopted and others are rejected. Our goal is to implement policies wisely and well to strengthen all aspects of our mission. The choices we have made so far have strengthened both the enforcement and services sides of USCIS — nobody should mistake deliberation and exchange of ideas for final decisions. To be clear, DHS will not grant deferred action or humanitarian parole to the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.

Don’t mind us, we just write 11-page detailed judicial memos as way of just chewing the fat, nothing to see here.

Given the backroom secrecy that has been “transparent” in this administration shouldn’t the fact that they are even discussing ways to circumvent Congress worry you?

Yes, they should.

Much like the “promises” made about Health Care reform which we know now from sworn testimony to be false.

So doesn’t that sound like he and his apparatchiks are getting in even more touch with their Inner Banana (Dictatorship)?

It does to me.

Beyond the confines of the courtroom, however, that question is all that the controversy over S.B. 1070 is about: Do we as a country want to enforce the immigration laws or not? It’s time to answer that question.

And is the Government of The People, By the People and For the The People going to perish under a propaganda and legal parsers onslaught with the willing compliance of the touchy-feely Fifth Column Ministry of Truth Media? 😦

That is the question.

The Hit-And-Run Moralists

Yesterday, I was at the Phoenix Convention Center with thousand of other geeks and nerds having a good time celebrating what we all love, and even if we don’t know anything about it (Anime and Cosplay) we could all just have a good time in the company of others.

A few miles away were the hit-and-run “moralists” who want to preach about how much they hate us.

And how much we are bad people.

Well, I’m glad I was in a place where actually love and passion were celebrated instead of where passions dark side was on full display.

Well, when it was time to leave and all the little busy bodies, safe in their sanctimony had left, I got back to my car that was parked on the street.

And lo and Behold, the little “moralists” had spammed my car with their double-sided pontifications of superior “morality”.

It’s two pages of  bile, so I understand if at some point you bail out. But if you read the whole thing you will get a better sense of the nonsense that is faced by the rational people of this country.

Their text has not been altered in anyway. The snarky commentary is mine.

Titled: “Why is 1070B racist & who is promoting this as positive”

Nice Title. Very calm, rational, and willing to listen to all sides. 😦

Line#1, Sentence #1: “Because it is fueled by hate and a desire to hurt people.”

Does any rational person need to even read anymore? I mean really? 😦

“This bill has huge support of hate groups and hate group membership has grown as a result of this movement”.

That would be the 70% of Arizonans and the 60% of Americans who support SB1070, right? 🙂

So you’re all Racists! You all Haters! You’re all meeting in secret rooms to plot the pain, torture and destruction of Hispanics!

So you better clean that bed sheet!

“By the way, these hate groups are arming themselves with dangerous weapons.”

They would be the ones from the Mexican gangs, drug lords and cartels now would they?

And to finish out just the first paragraph of this little ditty, an overt threat, “I thing {sic} they failed to realize is that hispanics have a right to arm themselves, as well”

Probably with the same guns from the mexican gangs. 😦

It get’s better, “This is about white republican Christians & Catholics preaching love and hope but practicing hate and fear”

The “arm ourselves” was not fear, mind you. When a liberal threatens you they do it with love and understanding, near fear and intimidation.

“Just Like the KKK and the Aryan Brotherhood”. Even Hitler and Saddam thought they were doing GOD’s will. They talk more about hell than heaven and prey on people’s fears”.

And these “moralists” of course are NOT playing on fear at all. Intimidation, no way.

Now comes an amusing point where the writer of this screed complains about stereotyping, but continues stereotyping themselves.

“The republican party has adopted this strategy of picking the worse {sic} hispanics and using it to label the entire hispanic community. Kind of  like picking a meth dealing user from a trailer park and then announcing that all whites are trailer park meth-dealing users as a whole.

“The true motive is to keep hispanics from voting because most hispanics vote democratic and the number of hispanics is growing. They want you to think they’re afraid of the illegals but in reality they are afraid of the legal hispanics who can vote.”

That would be why the Democrats, and many Republicans, want to pander to you. But it’s not the reason.

Oh, and Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

“These are the people who will lie, cheat and rob and will accuse you of lying, cheating and stealing in order to divert attention from themselves.”

Orwell would be proud of this “moralist”.

Since the chance is extremely likely that they never read the Law and never intend to because it would ruin their “moral” sanctimony I’d call their preaching a lie, wouldn’t you?

“How can you trust that law enforcement will ethically and morally use this new law properly when Arapaio is already abusing people’s rights without this law.”

The assumption is that all cops are out to get you. And if they stop you it’s not because you were violating the law, it’s because you’re hispanic. That’s it. Nothing more.

This kind of attitude led me to sarcastically proclaim on a message board some months ago that the solution to all of this “racial tension” was to pass a law saying that Hispanics cannot be prosecuted for any reason for anything. Period.

No matter what they do: Rape, Murder, drug dealing, jaywalking –it doesn’t matter.

That way, it can’t be racist and they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, because they want.

Utopia Awaits!  <<birds singing>>

Now back to reality.

“They did this to blacks, to the native americans, and now hispanics. This is the same group want to revert to old times == {sic} slavery and removal of women’s rights.”

But President Obama taking over industry after industry and taking over our lives bit by bit is ok. 🙂

At least he’s not a racist white christian republican!! 😦

“They think they can only stay up by keep others down”

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

Next will be blacks and native americans == {sic}… What? Again!! 🙂

“…the illegal alien argument is a cover for their hatred and bigotry.”

The writer’s obvious hatred and bigotry notwithstanding… 🙂

“Yes, they hate blacks even more. AZ was the last state to adopt the MLK holiday.”

Thanks to a DEMOCRAT Governor, the late Evan Mecham, who was later impeached for improper use of state money.

“Unpick a Niny” was a popular cry back then because this was a DEMOCRAT governor who referred to blacks as “picaninnys” and was generally a total embarrassment.

And the main man behind the Recall, a Gay man. 🙂

Bet the unnamed writer of this waste of a tree either didn’t know this or didn’t care. Or Both.

If they are locals they were probably the “mechamites” of the day.

“Hispanics and blacks need to register on time so that Jan Brewer & Russell Pearce don’t have an excuse to have them chasing ppwk {sic} in order to prevent them from voting or delaying their vote until after the elections are over. Don’t give in and let them violate your legal right to vote <<website url deleted>>”

Gee, may it’s ACORN that wrote this, they are the experts in fraud after all.

But is when the real hate-fest begins!! 🙂

“Isn’t Russel Pearce the one who associates with JT ready the neo-nazi supporter.”

HUH??

But it’s nice to see it took nearly 3/4 of a page to get to that “N” word. 🙂

“Russell Pearce used to e-mail his friends Nazi National Alliance Material. Russell Pearce also appreciated “operation Wetback”. Russell Pearce is a racist who has used his position to put fear in republicans and az {sic} to pass his hatred through political manuevering: <website url deleted>

But since it was a New Times blogger address it gives you a clue to the identity and the way out there nature of this writer. If you’re an insane leftist and make Hugo Chavez look like a mormon, The Phoenix New Times is for you!

Can’t you just feel the love!

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

“How about Russell’s buddy Rusty Childress, Mr Kobach & does Mr. Pullen ring a bell? Mr Kobach (works for FAIR, a national hate group who believe blacks are “a retrograde species of humanity”)…

FYI: Rusty Childress is an Illegal Alien activist. Randy Pullen is the head of the AZ Republican Party.

Ah, more of that Liberal love, tolerance, and understanding!

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

Do a google search for that phrase and the first thing that pops up is an “article” on Media Matters website. This would be the website run by the far-left to smear anyone and anything they dislike. They rest of the first page are also left-wing bloggers.

You’ll find the quote in this reference: “As Media Matters has noted, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the CCC “has described blacks as ‘a retrograde species of humanity,’ compared singer Michael Jackson to an ape, and promoted neo-Nazi and Holocaust denial materials.” (2006)

So where is FAIR in this? (FAIR = Federation of American Immigration Reform)

It’s not, it’s just tarring that white trailer park meth dealer… 🙂

…helped draft SB1070, mentors Joe Arapaio and is leading the training of MCSO illegal alien identification program.

FYI: MCSO,  Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office.

It’s a Conspiracy of  HATE! AND FEAR! 🙂

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂 And they don’t hate you because you’re different, they hate you because you’re not in lock-step with whatever they say. Period.

“The approval rating of this bill is high but why? The polls are, typically, wrong because mostly older conservatives who are bored have the time to complete these surveys.”

Now you’re a bored white trailer park meth dealer… 🙂

“Older conservatives who no one calls gladly complete the survey- they will talk to anyone who calls them”

Ah, Liberal contempt. It warms their hearts and their ‘superior morality’.

“Most working America {sic} is too busy to complete the survey.”

Yeah, because the Democrats keep wanting to “redistribute” my wealth that doesn’t exist but since I’m a white trailer park meth dealer I must be punished for my sins against even poorer people.

“This in actuality affects others thinking ‘I guess my voice does not count so I will side with them’ Your voice does count.”

Isn’t that what THIS writer wants to begin with?

Only, it’s ok for them, but not for us.

“There are lots of older people who live here and they will always vote republican and support the sherriff because they are living in fear and that’s what the republican party wants them to think. OMG {sic},the republican party, alone, can keep them safe.”

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

“These are the same people who will never accept a black president”

Well, it took an entire page to get to this leftist talking point. 🙂

“They would rather have a terrible republican president (BUSH) than a good black president (OBAMA)”

How about a good president, period? 🙂

Nah…let’s continue with the race card.

“I’ve heard them say that the constitution should have included that “no niggers” can occupy the position of president”

Heresay from that white trailer park meth dealer no doubt!!

“It’s not about the birth certificate it is about hate and bigotry”

Lefist talk point #107: “Birthers”.

And what does any other this malarky have to do with Illegal Immigration, if I may ask from my porch of the trailer with loaded shotgun ready to get me a wetback or two??  😦  (that last bit was sarcasm for those who are liberally impaired)

“These are the same people who oppose interracial marriage but never admit it in public. They’ve been heard telling other whites to make sure they marry other whites only (in professional office environments)”

That would be the white trailer park meth dealers around the water cooler plotting the destruction of all non-whites, right?

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

“They have gotten a lot of support because they’ve allowed extreme gun rights and are leading people to believe that they will legalize marijuana”

HUH? We are so far off course that even Amelia Earhardt would get lost on this one.

“This has created more support from young, independent and some democrat voters (child molester the lollipop scenario).”

So now the white trailer park meth dealer is handing out lollipop and marijuana to entice you into a world sin! 🙂

“This is a cover to get them to support their racist agenda. When is it right to hate hispanics and accept marijuana == {sic} it is a political blindfolding. Supports {sic} us on this and we’ll let you arm yourself and smoke pot (it doesn’t have to be said, that is how it appears from the outside looking in)”

Anyone dying for hit after trying to get your head around that babble? 🙂

“They call abortions murder but they don’t hesitate to destroy and separate  families to advance their political careers. They do this to make you think they are of high ethics and morals. Yet they will sell out to lobby representatives like whores for hire”

The Nebraska Kickback anyone? The  Louisiana Purchase?

“They are against gays and for family but most have been unfaithful to their spouses just not gotten caught (Or bet up their wife- Russell?). They push you against gays to make you think their ethics and morals are above yours.”

And this diatribe by you (the writer) is designed to do what exactly? Prove that you’re superior to the white trailer park meth pot lollipop dealer? 🙂

FYI: The charges of Russell Pearce beating his wife came from…<<drumroll>> a Phoenix New Times Blogger!

AZ Republic: 7/23/2008

The document is 28-years-old, but it raises a lot of questions about Republican Russell Pearce.

In a public document dated 1980 the state representative’s wife Luanne wants a divorce and goes on to claim Russell often beats her and shoves her. One incident in February details a clash at their former Mesa home where Luanne says Russell grabbed her by the throat and threw her down.

The sometimes controversial New Times weekly broke the story. They even posted the public document on their website. Since it is an election year we spoke to democrats who deny they had anything to do with the release of the document. Pearce’s republican opponent Kevin Gibbons did not answer calls.

Alinsky would be proud of you my son. Only, the mud didn’t stick. They are still happily married, by the way.

Two paragraphs to go. As Dr. Smith on “Lost in Space” would say, “oh the the pain…”

“So republicans complain about anchor babies and the costs. How about GE, how much money did they make and much in taxes did they pay (made lots of money and paid $0 in Us Taxes). Oh don’t go there because we get good lobby money from GE…”

So now we have the classic Liberal Class Warfare divide-and-conquer, Anti-corporate talking point!

At least point trying to point out errors in logic is like trying to count the stars in the sky one by one!

…republicans complain of the low paying jobs that americans are not willing to do at the wages the employers off.

Those greedy capitalist pigs!

Gee, I thought that was the democrats. And with 9.9% unemployment to boot!

“What about all the middle class jobs that the Bush administration outsourced to India and the Philipines {sic}. republicans complain about pennies while letting freinds steal millions from AMERICA in taxes and jobs.”

And when you point out that Bill Clinton signed NAFTA they will immediately switch to Bush Sr and CAFTA. I know I’ve tried.

Bush Derangement Syndrome is alive and spreading it’s “love”.

“lets compare apples to apples.”

This ought to get hilarious!

“Is it necessary fro white husbands to start disappearing, their wife’s not come home for white families to understand the separation & Destruction of families? Yes, this is race thing. Look at the protest and not a the ploys of justification”

Like this mess of a letter for instance. 🙂

“By enraging Hispanics, Mexicans, and Central Americans they are making them more susceptible to participate with America’s enemies.”

Seems the person inciting people here is you buddy. 🙂

But now, SB1070 is going to lead to home  grown radical hispanic terrorists! Beware! 😦

Remember, Liberals NEVER EVER USE FEAR TACTICS!! 🙂

“Cuba, Venezuela and Al-Qaida countries will entice hispanics to join a venture that racism in America forced them into. Look at it from the outside looking in.”

Ok, well, let’s see, the great vast majority of terrorist attacks in this country (and around the world) are Islamic radicals.

But this administration can’t even utter that. So instead the next wave of terrorists will be Hispanics who convert Islam and become radicalized because of SB1070.

My head hurts.

“Hispanics are aware that in order to win a big war, the big war must be fought. Hispanics have a legal right to arm themselves just like they are a legal right to vote. The whole world is watching but most importantly GOD is, also…

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“Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who boasts about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight” declares the Lord.

Lord have mercy I feel the light of truth coming my way after reading this!

No, sorry, that’s just a bullet train! 🙂

Jermiah 9:23

23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:  24: but let him who boasts about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight” declares the Lord.

Just a little context for you. 🙂

And remember, early in this letter the write said of the supporters of SB 1070: “Just Like the KKK and the Aryan Brotherhood”. Even Hitler and Saddam thought they were doing GOD’s will. They talk more about hell than heaven and prey on people’s fears”.

And yet, the writer pulls out the God Card themselves.

Hmmmm….

And from one of the protesters:

Mireya Chavez Cerna, 43, an illegal immigrant who works as a maid, marched with her 9-year-old son, who was born in the United States and wore a shirt reading “Made in America.”

She denounced the climate of fear in the state and said immigrants like her could not abide the wait of a decade or more for a legal visa while their families grow hungry.

“Do you think we would risk losing our lives crossing the border if we didn’t have a need to come here for a better life?” she said. Supporters of the law “don’t know,” she added. “They don’t understand. They don’t live in Mexico. They don’t know how it is.”

So why don’t you stand up against that oppression?

Oh, right, they’ll just imprison you or kill you. Silly Me. 🙂

“The point was to be here for this march to show support for these folks, then we’re out,” said Jose Vargas, a union representative for New York City teachers. “We’re not spending a dime here.” (AP)

They reported rented a warehouse and had cots to sleep on because they didn’t want to spend any money in the racist hotels!

So who’s warehouse was it? 🙂

Hit and Run  Moralism at it’s finest!