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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hell, I'm Looking Forward To It

To me this is welcome news:

Panic? Man, I've got my list of grievances and accompanying demands.

As long as we live in this land of tyranny by minority, I intend to take full advantage of it.

No justice, no peace!

No justice, no peace!

I'm entitled to a college education.  I'm entitled to a roof over my head.  I'm entitled to special consideration in hiring.  I'm a white boy.  A minority.

This is going to be fun.

New York, New York

How much fun it must be to live there in the land where diversity is the way of life.

Or not:
No overbearing perfume. No obscene pictures. And definitely no French fries for work lunches.

That's the new edict for employees of the same city Health Department that brought you calorie-counting menus and snuffed out smoking on beaches and in parks.

The updated rules - which range from what workers can serve at agency powwows to how loud they can talk in the office - come as the Health Department begins to move into its new Queens digs today.

A set of guidelines for "Life in the Cubicle Village" sent to employees asks them to avoid wearing products with "noticeable odors" or posting "any displays, photos, cartoons, or other personal items that may be offensive."

Employees also got a bright-colored brochure stipulating what can and can't be served at meetings and parties.

Tap water is a menu must when food or drinks are served. Other beverages must be less than 25 calories per 8 ounces.

"Cut muffins and bagels into halves or quarters, or order mini sizes. Offer thinly-sliced, whole-grain bread," the brochure states.

Deep-fried foods are an absolute no-no and "cannot be served."

For celebrations, cake and air-popped popcorn - "popped at the party and served in brown paper lunch bags" - are allowed.

But when a "celebration cake" is served, cookies can't be offered.

"These standards are mandatory for meetings and events sponsored by the Health Department," the brochure states.
From the New York Daily News, "No fried food: Health Dept. workers cringe at new rules restricting foods, fragrances, decorations."

How much fun this place must be to endure each day, huh?  Kinda makes you want to hit the KFC this afternoon, doesn't it?  And pay a visit to Ol' Grand-dad.

Look.  If these people are in a race to see who can live in Depends the longest and exist in a nursing home for the greatest number of decades, fine.  To each his own.

To each his own.

Or, to put it in language these Stalinists might understand, diversity is to be nurtured, not strangled.

Me?  My motto is "L'chaim!"  To Life!

That includes eating food that tastes good.  Especially fried chicken.  And the occasional Big Mac. There'll be no leaves or twigs on this kid's menu.

So I won't live to the age of 92.  But I won't be having someone try to wake me out of my Alzheimer's and stick their hands down my undies to see if I've pooped all over myself yet either.

That's an offset I'm willing to accept.

Here's to Colonel Sanders!

Memo To Paul Ryan:

Marry me.

Our last, best hope.

Quote of the Day

The Wall Street Journal editorial page on Obama's decision to handle Guantanamo detainees exactly the way George W. Bush proposed long ago:
[Attorney General Eric] Holder first proposed to try the mass killer in New York as long ago as November 2009. The public and Congress immediately revolted, but Mr. Holder refused to bend and last year he was still telling the New Yorker that [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's] trial in a civilian court would be "the defining event of my time as attorney general."

He was right about the "defining" part. His tenure has now been defined by one of the most overwhelming bipartisan Congressional policy repudiations in history.

KSM and his fellow murderers will now be tried by military commissions of the kind that President George W. Bush proposed in the earliest days of the conflict formerly known as the war on terror. Someone should write the headline: Holder vindicates Ashcroft, as in Mr. Bush's first AG. Or how about: Current State Department Counselor Harold Koh vindicates John Yoo, the much-maligned Bush Justice Department official whose views on Presidential power have also been increasingly adopted by Team Obama.

Somehow we doubt we'll hear the same moral denunciations we once heard about Mr. Bush's policies. The Europeans are mute about Guantanamo, and Newsweek hasn't come up with any more pseudo-scoops about Gitmo guards desecrating the Quran. Mr. Holder made clear he's not about to apologize, much less thank his predecessors for their foresight, but we suppose his vindication of Guantanamo is enough.
"Vindicating Guantanamo," April 5, 2011

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Candidate Obama had a different take on the matter in 2008: "These trials will need to be above reproach.  These trials are too important to be held in a flawed military commission system that has failed to convict anyone of a terrorist act since the 9/11 attacks and that has been embroiled in legal challenges."  [source]

Funny thing is, Obama's "I'm not Bush" schtick duped millions of muddleheaded liberals into thinking he was ... different from Bush and won himself the election.  How he must have smiled at that bit of deception.

The Left Is Unhinged

Boy, is that breaking news, or what?

The latest piece of evidence: Some guy down in Florida burns a book and a deranged lefty who writes for Time magazine calls him a murderer for having done so.

How do you spell loon?

Oh, yeah.  Joe Klein:

"But there should be no confusion about this: [Reverend Terry] Jones's act was murderous as any suicide bomber's. If there is a hell, he's just guaranteed himself an afterlifetime membership."

At the risk of seeming ... confused, is this apologist for all things Islam telling us that burning a book is an act of murder?  Has he gone completely mad?

James Taranto tries to clear up the ... confusion by simply saying: "Jones's act was provocative. It was not murderous."

Bring It, Stud

Barack Obama has announced his intention to run for reelection in 2012.

Which is fine by us.

The Republican Party of Virginia says it best:

"We look forward to discussing President Obama's record at length and in great detail."

Yes.  At length.  In depth.  And without letup.

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The Obama team, by the way, has rolled out its first 2012 campaign poster:

I don't know.  That kind of misdirection worked last time.  But 2012?

* From the cover of The Village Voice, October 26, 2004.

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And lest the liberal Democrats in this country think it's going to be all hand grenades and flamethrowers, we intend to have great fun with the dude while we're excoriating Obama for lying to us about what he intended to do with Guantanamo and the federal debt and climate and jobs and the various wars we fight and taxing the rich, and on and on and on ....

This is going to be a blast.

Funny thing?  Even though the left went all spastic over that Hope and Change crap, and now find that everything they thought Obama was going to do for them has proven not to have taken place, they'll enthusiastically endorse his candidacy again in 2012. 

Too funny.  In a pathetic sort of way.

Muslims Are No Different From The Rest Of Us III

According to the Koran, men should never beat women.

Above the chest.

And never to the point where bones are broken.

And they're not allowed to curse her while they're beating her.

Discipline is a matter of honor and should be seen that way by the woman being beaten.

Think I'm making all that up?

May God have mercy.