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Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Yorkers Are Weird

A pocket knife?  Really?

A weapons charge?

A Bible student?

A teenaged tourist, no less?

In a city where someone gets shot by a local hoodlum every day?

The cops there know their priorities, boy.

"Don't move," the cop said to the freckle-faced white kid carrying his Bible and a backpack.  And carrying the kind of weapon that strikes fear in the hearts of every warrior.  A little pocket knife.  Gotta love that.

That cop ain't stupid.  He knows if he goes out and actually attempts to fight crime (quelle horreur!), he might get his ass shot.

So he, instead, busts some little boy with a pimple problem.

And now a criminal record.

My God.

Consider The Source

Before you take in the headline, some background is required.

The French people just voted a socialist back into power.

He and his socialist buddies in the French Parliament turned around and repaid the French people by rewarding them with early retirement.

Nobody knows how they'll be able to afford it.

But no matter.

So here's the latest (related) news:

92% Want Obama Reelected--in France

Birds of a feather, as they say.

Seems about right, though.  The American people - in growing numbers - would prefer that he be elected in France too.

The Economy's In The Toilet?

Hey, they have more important concerns:

Senate Democrats Take Time to Consider 'Gender Identity' in the Workplace

Maybe they could do America a favor and "consider" retirement.

Gender identity.  A national priority.  For the love of God.

Next Time Obama Touts His GM Bailout ...

... understand who it was that got bailed out ...

... and who it was that got screwed in doing so:
Auto Bailout or UAW Bailout? Taxpayer Losses Came from Subsidizing Union Compensation
By James Sherk and Todd Zywicki, The Heritage Foundation

The U.S. government will lose about $23 billion on the 2008-2009 bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. President Obama emphatically defends his decision to subsidize the automakers, arguing it was necessary to prevent massive job losses. But, even accepting this premise, the government could have executed the bailout with no net cost to taxpayers. It could have—had the Administration required the United Auto Workers (UAW) to accept standard bankruptcy concessions instead of granting the union preferential treatment. The extra UAW subsidies cost $26.5 billion—more than the entire foreign aid budget in 2011. The Administration did not need to lose money to keep GM and Chrysler operating. The Detroit auto bailout was, in fact, a UAW bailout. [link]
Read the whole thing.

One can argue whether or not General Motors needed government assistance. What can't be argued, though, is the manner in which that assistance manifested itself. In the end, we paid to keep auto union wages at a level the industry can't afford.

Obama will argue, however, that it was a much better use of your savings than providing it to your grandchildren for their college educations.

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It's worth noting, too, that not all auto personnel were treated alike by Obama and his ilk in the White House.  Just ask those who spent their lives at Delphi.