Daily Archives: November 22, 2012

Useful idiots

SEIU protestors have no idea why their bosses sent them to demonstrate at LAX

Nearly a year ago, 52 percent of union workers voted to switch to Aviation Safeguards from SEIU for what they say are better benefits.

“As far as the union, they keep intimidating us. They keep pushing us to go with them, but we are not part of them. We don’t want to do anything with them,” worker Martin Storm told CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom. “We are actually getting paid a lot better, and I have better health insurance than I did with the union.”

KCAL9′s Dave Lopez spoke with several protesters who weren’t aware of the battle between the labor union and the airport services company.

“Are you a union employee for the airport?” he asked.

‘No,” she said.

“Who do you work for?” Lopez asked.

“For Macy’s,” she responded.

“OK, but you’re here to what?” he asked.

“To support,” she said.

“To support, but you don’t know anything about the fact that a lot of the union members who work for the airport don’t want this to happen?” he questioned.

“No,” she answered.

One can almost forgive a crowd of uneducated shop clerks for willingly serving their union bosses, but what about college-educated citizens – the head of the Greenwich Democrat party comes to mind – who also volunteer to be sheeple? Perhaps the latter are confused, and think that it’s they who are using the dummies, but when you’re at the poker table and can’t figure out who’s the chump, you’re the chump.

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If you want it, here it is, come and get it

Obama-loving states hit hardest by coming tax hikes. New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland residents earning $100,000 and up will see tax hike of 6%+. These were the beneficiaries of the Bush “tax cuts for millionaires” the mob was so heated up about a few weeks ago. And for those of us lucky enough to live in the Nutmeg State, the redistribution of our riches has just begun: Hartford’s honing its knives in drooling anticipation of coming back down to Fairfield County this coming year.

In its study of how the fiscal cliff would affect typical families in each state, the Tax Foundation reports that if the numerous tax provisions that are due to expire on Dec. 31 are not changed, a four-person family in New Jersey with a median income of $101,682 will see its taxes go up at a rate 6.82 percent of its income, which translates into about $6,933.

The tax issues in question are the expiration of the Bush tax rates, which also include the elimination of the 10 percent tax bracket and the reduced deduction for married filers; ending the 2 percent cut to employee-side Social Security taxes; and the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Maryland was ranked second by the Tax Foundation because a four-person family there, with a median income of $106,707, would see its taxes go up 6.74 percent as a percentage of income, or about $7,194.

Connecticut, ranked third, would see taxes for a family of four go up by 6.62 percent, or $6,653.

All five states with the top tax increases are “blue states,” which President Obama won in the 2012 presidential election.

“Come and Get It” is a fine Beatle’s song but this one is more apt:

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We should only hope our country goes so gentle into that good night

 

The last American eagle

Turkey pardoned by Obummer is euthanized. 

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Attention old hippies and younger wannabes:

So we’ll wait till it comes around again, and sing it this time with four part
harmony and FEELING.

In its own Thanksgiving Day tradition, WFUV (90.7 FM) will once again be airing Alice’s Restaurant at noon – that would be right now.

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Where’s that commenter who just yesterday was anticipating affordable health insurance under ObamaKare?

 Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.

“It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it,” said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.

Chorus: “But our intentions were good!”

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Not a reader

US leads the world in cutting CO2 emissions, all without the Kyoto Protocol of Al Gore’s carbon tax.

Over the past six years, the United States has reduced its carbon emissions more than any other nation in the world.

Efforts to curb so-called man-made climate change had little or nothing to do with it. Government mandated “green” energy didn’t cause the reductions. Neither did environmentalist pressure. And the U.S. did not go along with the Kyoto Protocol to radically cut CO2 emissions. Instead, the drop came about through market forces and technological advances, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.

Breakthroughs in how natural gas is extracted from underground shale formations were the key factors that led to the reductions, the report said. Natural gas has a low carbon footprint and is widely available in the United States. As a result, entrepreneurs are flocking to extract it from new areas.

“It’s good news and good news doesn’t get reported as much,” John Griffin, executive director of Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan, said of the lack of reporting about the CO2 reductions. “The mainstream media doesn’t want to report these kinds of things.”

Rep. Chuck Moss, R-Birmingham, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said he was unaware of the extent of the fall-off in carbon emissions.

“You know when I found out we’ve reduced our carbon emissions more than any other country?” Rep. Moss said. “It was when you just told me. So, maybe that says something about how many people even know about it.”

We posted on this exact news last August – I don’t expect the Chairman of the  House Appropriations Committee to read this puny blog, but wouldn’t it be nice if he and his colleagues got some information from somewhere before passing laws that will cripple our economy?

There’s another lesson to be drawn here aside from the blatant ignorance of our lawmakers, and that’s the revelation of Obama and his warmist swarm’s true objective: global warming is all about control and has nothing to do with saving polar bears, as I and my betters have pointed out repeatedly over the years. If he were concerned about cutting the CO2 emissions he claims are destroying the planet, Obama would welcome the development of fracking and the consequent availability of cheap, less-polluting (by at least half) natural gas. Instead, he and his EPA are doing everything they can to stop fracking. Cheap, abundant energy is their enemy, not their goal, which is to have citizens dependent on government  largess – you want to run a factory, you beg to the EPA and pay Al Gore’s investors big bucks. That’s the global warming movement in a nutshell.

It’s exactly like Obama’s goal of leveling wealth by taking from the successful and giving it to the moochers, as he admitted during the 2008 campaign. After it was pointed out to him that reducing capital gains taxes produced greater revenue, the community organizer said “I don’t care about revenue, I’m concerned about fairness [sic] “. Homeland security, the Department of Education, global warming – one and the same.

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Trouble in the big city

Two Bangor TV news readers quit on air and it’s national news. Cindy Williams, 46, and Tony Consiglio, 28 said goodbye their handful of viewers and walked out, creating a stir among what passes as our national press corp despite a viewership of exactly 1,600. That’s about 13% of this blog’s audience, yet somehow I doubt I’d be fielding interviews from Dan Rather if I unplugged my computer and fired myself, so why the interest? The press is a monolith of group-think, and I suppose they’re channeling Matthew: “as you did to the least of these, you did to me”. Nice sentiment, but now Tom and Cindy are unemployed and Paul’s other admonition to the Thessalonians comes into play: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” (You wanted a reference to the Pilgrims this Thanksgiving day you got it.) Perhaps their new friends in the media will find them jobs.

Of more interest to me is that despite their age difference, Tom and Cindy are described as “good friends”, and there’s a suggestion that Cindy quit because her “good friend” was about to be axed, and she felt that she couldn’t go on without him. I have a hunch that the pair was conducting under-the-covers investigative work up there in cold, snowy Bangor, but hey, unless you like the fluorescent-camo look, and I doubt these two do, there’s not much else to do in the geographic center of Maine.

Believe me (or not), Michele once heated up the Bangor airwaves

There is a Greenwich connection to this story, albeit a tenuous one: former CBS newsreader and Greenwich resident Michele Marsh once worked at a competing station in Bangor when she was a young hottie, back in 1981-1982. She went on to the big city, where she stayed until her looks betrayed her (see photo on left) and she and the entire Channel Two news team were unceremoniously dumped and Marsh was exiled to oblivion. Must be something in the Penobscot waters.

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