Saturday, November 12, 2011

Alison Krauss - Can't Find My Way Home

SEIU Diverts $6 million a Year Away From Disabled Children.

Weekly Standard- SEIU Now Collecting Dues from Medicaid Payments Meant for Disabled Kids

There are a number of bizarre schemes unions have used to coerce dues out of public funds. For a long time, I thought the most appalling example was a Michigan scheme where the United Auto Workers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees held a sham vote-by-mail organizing election that "unionized" Michigan's home daycare providers largely against their will. This allowed them to collect union dues from state chid care subsidies.

However, it turns out there are even worse union scams happening in Michigan right now. Joel Gehrke at the Washington Examiner reports:

If you're a parent who accepts Medicaid payments from the State of Michigan to help support your mentally-disabled adult children, you qualify as a state employee for the purposes of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). They can now claim and receive a portion of your Medicaid in the form of union dues.
Robert and Patricia Haynes live in Michigan with their two adult children, who have cerebral palsy. The state government provides the family with insurance through Medicaid, but also treats them as caregivers. For the SEIU, this makes them public employees and thus members of the union, which receives $30 out of the family's monthly Medicaid subsidy. The Michigan Quality Community Care Council (MQC3) deducts union dues on behalf of SEIU.
The SEIU takes $6 million a year that would otherwise go to helping disabled children.[...]---article

Friday, November 11, 2011

Child Porn Peeper Gets Life Sentence...

...without parole. - Last week a Florida judge sentenced Daniel Enrique Guevara Vilca, a 26-year-old with no criminal record, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for looking at forbidden pictures. A jury convicted Vilca on 454 counts of possessing child pornography, one for each image found on his computer. Under Florida law, each count is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Sentencing guidelines indicated a minimum term of 152 years, although Collier Circuit Judge Fred Hardt had discretion to impose a lighter sentence if he concluded it was justified by factors such as constitutional infirmity or Vilca's mental health. "Had Mr. Vilca actually molested a child," The New York Times notes, "he might well have received a lighter sentence." --(read more)

Politically Incorrect Tribute To Vets

Climbing Icebergs

Thursday, November 10, 2011

High-Tech Lie Detector Clears Cain w/ 95% Accuracy

Newt Sites Alternative To Student Loan Insanity

Story of Broke, The Critique

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Crowder to OWS

Stephen Colbert to OWS

Monday, November 07, 2011

Napolitano's Uselessness Revisited

Congresswoman takes on Napolitano: She’s releasing criminal illegals on US streets and ‘they’re committing really horrible crimes’.

Republican Rep. Sandy Adams wants answers from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Adams says she is not following existing law, which requires the federal government to cut off visas from countries that refuse to re-admit their citizens who have committed crimes while residing in the U.S. illegally. If these countries refuse to take the criminal illegal immigrants back after a six-month “detention period,” the U.S government releases them back into U.S. communities.-----------read more

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Invidiousness We Trust

By John E. Kramer Washington Times - Covetousness is morphing from sin to virtue

There is a deeply disturbing message coming out of the Occupy Wall Street movement - one of the few consistent messages thus far. It is the same message President Obama and his political allies have hammered home for much of his administration. Simply put, it boils down to this: We must punish success; we must organize envy.

Envy used to be condemned as one of the Seven Deadly Sins. It was something to be avoided and discouraged. Consider that at least two of the 10 Commandments explicitly discourage envy in one form or another. Now envy is held up as a virtue not only by the occupiers but by members of the left's political class in a bold but transparent move to gain greater power over those with the means to challenge their authority.

Our response to them should be equally simple: Envy isn't an American value.

In this nation, we are aspirational. We don't just hope for a better life and seek to take it from others by force; we work for it. When we work for it, we hope and expect to gain the fruits of our labor. The messages preached by the occupiers and the president are more representative of the kind of European values our forbearers fled by the millions to come to the United States in hopes of forging a better lives for themselves and their families, a hope based on individual freedom rather than government-directed redistribution. Don't take my word for it. Consider the words of rock star Bono, who said, "In America, the guy looks up at a mansion on a hill and says, 'One day, if I work really hard, I'm going to live in that mansion on the hill.' In Dublin, they look at the mansion on the hill and they say, 'One day, I'm going to get that bastard.' " ---------read more

Carrie Underwood with Vince Gill - How Great thou Art