Daily Archives: October 24, 2015

Song of the south

imagesGovernor Mark Dayton (D) of Minnesota blames “outside agitators” for Minnesotans’ negative response to islamic immigrants.

“Look around you. This is Minnesota,” Dayton said. “Minnesota is not like it was 30, 50 years ago. But, this is Minnesota and you have every right to be here. And anybody who cannot accept your right to be here and this is Minnesota should find another state.”

Dayton said he was aware of some of the racial issues happening in the St. Cloud area and urged participants to take a stand against what he described as “unacceptable, un-Minnesotan, illegal and immoral” behavior.

“If you are that intolerant, if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state. Find a state where the minority population is 1 percent or whatever. It’s not that in Minnesota. It’s not going to be again. It’s not going to be that in St. Cloud, or Rochester or Worthington,” Dayton said.

Anderson suspects many of the issues of racial intolerance in St. Cloud have stemmed from those outside the community.

“A lot of the tensions that we have in the community are stirred up by people who aren’t stakeholders. They’re not from here. They don’t care what happens here. And they are usually incorrect,” Anderson said.

Fans of 1964 will remember that, besides the arrival of the Beatles on these shores, Governor George Wallace was having his own problems with restive citizens, and he took the same course Governor Dayton would 50 years later:

Wallace wrote Martin that “we have never had a problem in the South except in a few very isolated instances and these have been the result of outside agitators.” Wallace asserted that “I personally have done more for the Negroes of the State of Alabama than any other individual,” citing job creation and the salaries of black teachers in Alabama. He rationalized segregation as “best for both races,” writing that “they each prefer their own pattern of society, their own churches and their own schools.” Wallace assured Martin that Alabamans were satisfied with society as it was and that the only “major friction” was created by “outside agitators.”


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Not everyone would appreciate this title but then, not everyone has worked for Lehman

A face only Dick Fuld could love (or trust)

A face only Dick Fuld could love (or trust)

Celebrity chef John LeLucie ruined by his business partner and former Lehman trader Sean Largotta, “The Bernie Madoff of the restaurant business”.

DeLucie didn’t have a great business person behind him -— he had Sean Largotta, a former Lehman Brothers trader who founded Crown Group Hospitality with DeLucie and Mark Amadei in 2009.

According to multiple sources, the demise of the chef’s once-glittering collection of restaurants is largely due to Largotta’s shady dealings.

He’s “essentially the Bernie Madoff of the restaurant industry,” says a source close to Crown Group.

An investigation ordered by restaurant investors earlier this year revealed that Largotta had been stealing from the coffers for years. According to the investigation, he used company funds for a number of inappropriate expenditures -— including a lease on a Land Rover and $55,000 in divorce legal fees -— and received more than $20,000 in kickbacks for carrying certain Italian wines in his restaurants.

Largotta, who is currently in litigation with his former business partners, vehemently denies the investigation’s findings.

“I don’t handle the finances,” he says, claiming that his main duties are “managing day-to-day and designing the spaces.”

“That’s just an outright lie,” says one investor. “He was the only on the bank accounts at the Windsor . . . I feel terribly for John.”


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Liberal feminists might want to be chary of their new Muslim friends

Actually, no: quite the contrary

Actually, no: quite the contrary

Pakistanis in Britain spawning up to 20 children each, Peers warn.

Muslim men in some communities are having up to 20 children each because of polygomy and the rise of “religiously sanctioned gender discrimination” under Sharia Law, peers have warned.

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer, highlighted a series of “shocking” examples of the impact of Sharia law on Muslim women in Britain as she called for them to be given greater protection under equality legislation.

She put forward proposals to close a loophole in the Equality Act which she said enables Sharia courts to practice sexual discrimination.

Baroness Deech, another cross-bench peer, supported the bill and said: “We must not tolerate the sweeping of violence against women or children under the carpet by any religion in the name of faith.

This ties in neatly with Glenn Reynolds’ column yesterday, “Before you complain about Patriarchy” 

[T]ake heart, would-be patriarchs. Because that’s all going to change. The Western values that, as Edwards notes, make feminism and complaints about the patriarchy possible are pretty much unique, and they’re not likely to last long in their current form if trends continue.

In academia, we have a saying: Personnel is policy. If your history department hires a bunch of Marxists, you’ll have a Marxist history department. If the law school hires a bunch of law-and-economics types, you’ll have a law-and-economics based law school. And because most people tend to stay for a long time, and because people tend to hire people like themselves, those changes will be long-lasting.

Which brings me to the unprecedented mass-migration being experienced at present by Europe and, to a lesser degree, by the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people — soon, it seems likely to be millions — are coming from countries where the patriarchy really is a thing. These are places where honor killingsfemale genital mutilation and the legal and social subordination of wives and daughters to husbands and fathers are considered the norm. (The Dutch are already getting upset about the Syrian refugees who are bringing child brides with them.)

Some of these people, of course, will eagerly adopt the culture of their new lands, and try their hardest to assimilate. But many more will not. They will, as people tend to do, cling to their native culture and customs regardless, either ignorant of (or more likely) feeling superior to the traditions of their adoptive countries. (This is normal for all sorts of people: When Americans do that, they’re called “ugly Americans.”)  And to the extent that their behavior is visible, some percentage of the native population will adopt it, at least to some degree, especially if it seems that it is successful.

The end result will be that patriarchy will be back in the West. Because personnel is policy, and immigration is all about who will be staffing your nation in the future. Keep that in mind as these things are debated.


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Yeah well, we’re not greedy capitalists, so it’s okay

Payday at AFCSME headquarters

Payday at AFCSME headquarters

“Fight for $15” advocacy group pays its workers $12 per hour.

Fight for $15 is not the first group caught offering less than what it claim people need. Cody McLaughlin replied in June to a job posting on Facebook for Working America. The group is an affiliated with the AFL-CIO. It was hiring field recruiters as part of its campaign to get a $15minimum wage. When he asked if it paid $15 the group said the group could offer him  $12.25 per hour.

Democratic presidential hopeful and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders has been one of the more vocal lawmakers in support of the living wage. He has even introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. This despite the fact he only pays his own interns $12 per hour [and his female staffers 47.6% less than their male counterparts]

Hillary Clinton pays her female staffers 88% of what she pays her men, the White House pays woman 87% of the male dollar,

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/23/15-minimum-wage-advocate-want-to-pay-you-12/#ixzz3pUWcdKjt


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Jeb Bush and Obama share the same tactical approach

Almost time to call the donor

Almost time to call the donor

Obama slashes our military, Jeb fires 40% of his campaign staff, “from a position of strength”. That’ll probably work for jeb about as well as Barry’s strategy in Iraq.


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School is so much easier these days – until your teacher gets caught

Off to Walt's math class

(All)  off for  Walt’s math class

Girls promised good grades, permission to cut class if they’d send nude photos (of themselves, presumably) to teacher.

In my day, cute blondes could cry their way out of speeding tickets, but that was about it, so far as I know. GPD Folks may have better information.


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Well that would suck

Trust fund heiress who left millions to her service workers, from hat check girls to maids, actually didn’t have a pot to piss in. Cruelty or obliviousness? Either way, the poor beneficiaries had counted on small windfalls, but got this – unexpectedly:


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