Friday Follies: Vacation over, no the libs never left and yes, the feds are still screwing it up

August 1, 2014

For two months I’ve left you alone.

For two months I’ve allowed you to enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer free of the weekly reminders of some of the worst of the worst coming from the corners of academia, our illustrious government overseers, and the general lunacy of the liberal left.

For two months I let you experience life as an everyday, not a care in the world Obama supporter; blissfully ignorant of truth or facts and just as happy as a hormone free pig in a poke to live life thinking however the DNC tells you to think.

But I could no longer ignore the thousands upon thousands of emails. Each filled with its own heart wrenching tale of withdrawal. Readers begging me to restore their Friday fix.

OK, perhaps it wasn’t “thousands upon thousands”. Maybe in truth it wasn’t even a couple hundred. Probably, most likely, and much closer to reality, four or five, maybe three, oh for crying out loud it was one. I admit it. But its was one very thoughtful and very thankful ONE. (Thanks mom)

In any event, vacations over and “Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter just slightly larger than that found in your average toad.”

It is, once again, the ever popular, the most incite-fully inciteful, the one, the only………Friday Follies.

#5 The Follies returns from vacation with a Washington Times report showing that all those sob stories we hear from Obama and crew about all those low paid, hard working, never appreciated federal workers are probably as true as “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”.

In fact, it seems many of our federal cousins living off the salaries provided by our work, have so little work to do that they fill the down time surfing porn on their government provided (taxpayer paid for) computers.

Says one FCC worker:

Things were slow, he told investigators, so he perused it “out of boredom” — for up to eight hours each week.

And then there’s this gem from the Treasury Department:

“He stated he is aware it is against government rules and regulations, but he often does not have enough work to do and has free time,” investigators wrote of another federal employee, this one at the Treasury Department, who viewed more than 13,000 pornographic images in a six-week span.

But fear not my fellow Americans. While I know you must now be worried sick about what are all those poor workers going to do now that they’re out of a job for surfing porn on government time you have nothing to worry about.

You’ll be quite relieved to know that thanks to public union control of most of our government and the Corner law of government that stipulates “workers in a government job tend to die in a government job” that they rarely face even punishment, let alone the criminal prosecution they deserve.

#4 If you thought California bankrupting farmers and driving up food prices for the sake of the 3” Delta Smelt by continuing to release billions of gallons of fresh water into the Pacific Ocean, or the Bureau of Land Management’s recent fracas in Nevada trying to kill off grazing on federal lands for the sake of a turtle was nuts, drop me a line and let me know what you think about this weeks number 4.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seriously considering building an 8 ft high fence to protect the habitat of the New Mexican jumping meadow mouse. And to ensure their idiocracy keeps in line with other federal agencies, the fence of course would put yet another American rancher out of business. This time the Lucero family who has been grazing sheep and cattle in that lil ol mouses habitat for over a century.

Look, I’m as interested in protecting natural habitat and the beauty of this Earth as any normally wired human should be, but what is NEVER admitted by the far left in all these disputes is that:

  1. Man is nature too
  2. Species have been going extinct without man’s help for eons and the planet has yet to collapse upon itself because of it.

It’s called adaptation. Some adapt, others don’t. Most survive, some don’t.

For the left to be so attached to climate change “science” and yet ignore that there is nothing in Earth’s history to say that our current “natural” state is the preferred, perpetual “natural” state of the planet is preposterous.

#3 Keeping with our “you ain’t gonna believe what the feds are up to now” theme, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice Social Justice is suing a Green Bay Wisconsin employer for requiring English be spoken on the job.

From the story:

Requirements of English fluency and so-called English only rules are often implemented to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable, says the government attorney handling this case. “But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone,” he assures. “When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer’s business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin — and thus violates federal law.”

Well there you have it. A government attorney says so, so it MUST be so. And of course the employer will be forced to pay a huge fine and if can’t then will have to close the doors and put all the workers willing to assimilate and speak English out of a job as well.

The Wisconsin lawsuit flows from yet another administrative “ruling” (not a law actually passed by Congress, wouldn’t want to muddy the waters now would we) back in 2009:

Under President Obama the EEOC has taken a number of unprecedented actions to protect foreigners in the workplace, including illegal immigrants. In 2009 the agency issued a controversial order making a workplace English rule illegal. The directive came after the EEOC bullied a national healthcare firm to pay nearly half a million dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit in which the government alleged that Hispanic workers were punished for speaking Spanish.

The left is always throwing the “America is a nation of immigrants” in our faces yet they never bother to tell the full story. That immigration without assimilation is nothing more than an invasion by one group of people demanding rights and services from another group.

Yep, if the federal government gets its way, the federal government that YOU pay for, that demands ever more of your money to pay for itself, you won’t even be able to expect that your coworkers speak a language that you can understand.

#2 Ever use Wikipedia? That repository of sometimes useful, never really know who edited or just how correct the information is, online “encyclopedia”? Well if you did, did you realize that your information was coming to you via the filter of “gender bias”?

The thought never crossed my mind but it seems to have crossed the mind of a couple of idiots in academia and then infiltrated the minds of the keepers of our cash at the National Science Foundation who just gave over $200k of our tax dollars to aforementioned idiots to determine why the online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia has become “gender biased”.

According to the Washington Free Beacon article:

A $132,000 grant was awarded to Julia Adams, a sociology professor at Yale, followed by $70,000 to Hannah Brueckner, the associate dean of social sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi.

The article states that the research is intended to contribute to the work of a Deanna Zant, a self described “media technologist” who’s brilliance shines oh so bright: (as in deer in the headlights bright)

…..Zandt argues that Wikipedia is biased because the majority of its editors are “young, white, child-free men.”

I must confess I’ve never trusted Wikipedia but I feel much, much better now knowing that it’s only a matter of time before all those “under-represented” female scholars start setting the record straight from those young white child free men.

The grant is further explained as:

“Wikipedia was launched in 2001 and has since become the world’s single most important reference tool and information clearinghouse,” the grant states. “Unlike traditional encyclopedias, which are controlled by experts, Wikipedia was supposed to have democratized knowledge.”

“Yet an emerging body of research indicates that Wikipedia suffers from systematic gender bias with respect to both contributors and content,” it continues. “How and why is this bias produced?”……….

………“Under-representation of female scholars and associated scholarship reduces the quality and completeness of Wikipedia, imposing significant costs on the millions of readers who rely on it,” it said.

I was going to wax a paragraph or two on just exactly what the “significant costs” on those millions of readers are or just exactly how higher education got so absolutely screwed up that such an absolutely non-academic, non-scientific issue is even worthy of thought let alone federal funding but after Follies 5, 4, and 3 my brain hurts really, really bad right now.

So you’re going to have to work out #2 on your own because if I don’t move on to #1 now I may never get there.

#1 is a two parter from that what was once known as the very great and wonderful state of California which thanks to 40 years of liberal democrat control has turned itself into a cesspool of lunatics and lemmings following each other right over the cliff of fiscal and societal insanity.

1B goes to one Lynn Wilson, academic chair at Kaplan University who in a article on the state’s very real and very dire drought says:

“If the state continues on this path, there may have to be thoughts about moving people out,”

Not only did she say that with a straight face, she did it without even bothering to mention the billions of gallons of water the state is pouring into the Pacific Ocean in the name of the Delta Smelt or the refusal of the state to make any plans over the past few decades to build new aqua-ducts and reservoirs to accommodate the influx of millions of illegals into its “sanctuary” cities.

But when you read on and realize that Ms. Wilson is also a part of the United Nations climate change delegation her tendency towards hyperbolic speech unrestrained by mitigating facts comes into much clearer focus.

Newton and Einstein would be so proud of her. NOT

1A goes to America’s favorite moon beam of moon beams, forever liberal, forever clueless Gov. Jerry Brown

While his hero in the White House has basically erased our southern border Mr. Moonbeam is on a three day “trade mission to Mexico”.

Why? Who knows? Asking yourself about now just what the hell are we going to “trade”? So am I.

The only thing being “traded” at this point is Mexico trading the U.S. millions of illegals in exchange for those same illegals sending back U.S. dollars that prop up the Mexican economy all the while dragging down the American economy by overloading schools, hospitals and welfare funds provided for by stupid gringo’s too afraid of being called racists to stand up for their own rights and demand accountability. Too much?

From National Review Online:

On a three-day trade mission to Mexico, California governor Jerry Brown talked most frequently about climate change and immigration, and spoke passionately about the link between the two, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“We can see how some are fearful of children walking across the border,” Brown said at the signing of a voluntary climate-change agreement with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, according to the Journal. “What will they think when millions of people are driven north from the parched landscapes of a world degraded by intensifying climate change?”

Would someone please remind this idiot that it was the last major climate change called the ICE AGE that drove them all south in the first place and that was REAL climate change.

But not to fear Jerry’s fear. The way things are going Obama and crew will have degraded the U.S. economy so much by then that even IF they want to come North it won’t be any better here than there.

As always, THANK YOU for stopping by, have a great wekeend and I’ll see ya round the Corner.

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