Tuesday wrap

Gov't unions slap kids with Social Justice fraud ... You wanted collectivism and equality in schools, and you got urban violence and semi-literacy instead. You wanted God kicked out of school and military recruiters removed, and you got gangbangers and achievement-gaps in test scores. You wanted diversity in schools, and parity between genders; you got minority-dominated city schools and suicidal girls suffering from bulimia and anorexia. Don’t you get it? Government institutions cannot fix social inequality. Schools are government organizations. Fixing broken societies isn’t what schools do, even though we force feed our cultural inadequacies down its throat. By focusing on Marxist egalitarianism, urban school systems have failed to do what they were intended to do. Teach academic subjects to young people so that our youth can prepare for later life. You can no more make children equal to one another than you can make all horses run at the same speed. Some horses are slow. Should the fast horses slow down and wait for the slowpoke? And it really isn’t fair that donkeys have short legs, perhaps we should make horses run backwards. After all, its true wonderfulness to have diversity in the race, isn’t it? Diversity is our strength, right? Why is it that urban schools self-destruct and rural and suburban systems seem to do just fine? No one is experimenting with Glencoe or Batavia. William Ayers and his tree-huggers would not last a week in Winnetka. Why? (examiner.com)

In case you missed it: The Union News Memorial Day weekend
• Monday: Stimulus Fraud: Corrupt, pro-union racism rules
• Sunday: DKos: Get rid of Andy Stern's SEIU
• Saturday: Ongoing union threat sustains U.S. job freeze
• Friday: More Stimulus corruption exposed

Where do they get this stuff? ... Some people act as if America is about to morph into a European-style socialist state by the time they wake-up tomorrow or at least before they finish reading the latest edition of the New York Times. These unreconstructed Reaganites have the nerve to walk around carping and complaining that the Constitution is being left in the dust. Acting as if some extreme leftist clique has somehow duped the American public into giving the executive branch to an inexperienced, unknown commodity backed-up by a shoot-from-the-lip knee-jerk liberal with a rubber-stamp Congress drooling at the prospect of getting five more Ruth Bater Ginsbergs on the Supreme Court. If you fall for their caterwauling you’d think we had a President who insulted our best friends the Brits, bowed to the Saudi King, and announced we’re no longer a Christian nation while apologizing for America’s arrogance in what he recognized as a Muslim nation. Or one who hung out with Chávez and Ortega as he opened the doors for Castro. How preposterous! Where do these moss-back radical Founder worshipers get this stuff? (americandailyreview.com)

We don't need no stinkin' private sector job growth ... In this sluggish, lackluster economy, the time could not be more right for a Right to Work law for Pennsylvania. Consider these statistics from the National Institute for Labor Relations Research: Private sector jobs in the 22 Right to Work states increased by an aggregate 9.1 percent between 2003 and 2008. Among the eight states with the biggest gain in private-sector employment over the past five years, seven — Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, and North Dakota — have Right to Work laws. Seven states had private-sector job growth of less than 2 percent. All seven — Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont — are forced-dues states like Pennsylvania, which had 3.82 percent job growth. (phoenixvillenews.com)

Meet Mark Pearce, AFL-CIO Obamunist

Obama hands FEC to corrupt SEIU radical ... When candidate Barack Obama decided last year that he was so flush with donations that he would spurn public financing for both the nomination and general election campaigns, he worried many of those who were trying to reduce the influence of big money on elections. Obama seemed to reassure them, though, by promising that if he became president he would push to fix the system. By naming labor lawyer John Sullivan to the Federal Election Commission this month, however, Obama’s got the advocates of tough campaign finance enforcement fretting again. Sullivan has been associate general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and as such he’s questioned the need for disclosure rules on advertisements aimed at influencing voters. His stance, Hebert contends, was “so radical that not even the most visible, well-known opponents of campaign finance restrictions supported it.” In 2006, Sullivan filed comments with the FEC questioning rules on coordinated communications between candidates and outside groups, such as unions.(cqpolitics.com)

Our leading union-backed, tax-funded fraud group ... ACORN continues to come under fire even as U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) moved an amendment on the House floor that would allow non-profit organizations, such as the aforementioned group, easy access to federal funds. The non-profit organization has been indicted for voter-fraud in 12 different states. Other recent cases include voter fraud charges by Nevada authorities on May 4. Also, on May 7, Allegheny County, Pa., officials brought forgery and election-law violation charges against seven ACORN employees. At a press conference on Capitol Hill on May 14, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) questioned Congress' wisdom of continuing to direct taxpayers' money into ACORN's coffers despite the charges brought against the organization. Accompanying Rep. Bachmann at the press conference was a former ACORN employee, Anita Moncrief, who decided to blow the whistle on the organization's fraudulent dealings. Moncrief spoke of the organization's voter fraud dealings of which she was a witness when she worked for ACORN in 2005. "Employees would be told never to ask people whether they were registered to vote, but instead get their surnames." According to Moncrief, these names would be used to forge voter registers. (rightsidenews.com)

City strike: Draw the line at economic violence ... The City of Windsor employees' strike is going too far. Something should be done. Summer is coming and the city is starting to smell and is overgrown with weeds. Windsor is no longer the city of roses but the city of dandelions. Events and kids' sports programs will be cancelled. I bought Red Bull tickets and have heard things could go bad that day if the strike is not settled before then. I feel for the city workers and I understand what they are striking for, but for them to get violent with other residents is uncalled for. Their problem is with the city. As for the Red Bull race, I do not want to cross picket lines, but if you want the races to come back, something has to be done soon. I hope city workers get what they're are fighting for, but if you want the public's support, know that aggression with get you nowhere. (canada.com)

Obamunist: We will modify your behavior ... Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood told a group of reporters at the National Press Club on Thursday that he wants to “coerce people out of their cars.” In Newsweek magazine last week, nationally syndicated columnist George Will published a piece critical of Lahood, entitled, “Ray Lahood, Transformed--Secretary of Behavior Modification.” “He says he has joined a ‘transformational’ administration: ‘I think we can change people's behavior,’” Will reports that Lahood said over lunch. Lahood, a former Republican congressman from Peoria, Ill., has become a champion of using the Department of Transportation and federal transportation spending to get people to take trains, busses, and ride bikes instead of driving cars. (cnsnews.com)

International Collectivism

Another Obama Double Standard ... President Obama has spoken out against any new expansion of Israeli settlements, even if that expansion is a result of natural growth, e.g., new housing to accommodate the grown children of settlers. Yet, as the Washington Post editorial board observes, Obama turns a blind eye to the outrages committed by Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. These outrages include a recent raid on the country's last independent broadcast network; the elimination of the limit on Chávez's tenure as president following "a one-sided referendum campaign that included ugly attacks on Venezuela's Jewish community;" and imprisonment or orchestrated investigations against most of the country's leading opposition figures. In addition, the National Assembly, which Chávez controls, is considering legislation that would eliminate collective bargaining and replace independent trade unions with "worker's councils" controlled by Chávez's ruling party. Meanwhile, according to the Post, Obama "has persisted with the policy of quiet engagement that [he] promised before taking office." Thus, the U.S. is "watch[ing] the systematic destruction of a Latin American democracy in silence." (powerlineblog.com)

NK Communists subdue Obama ... But the impact the test has on Mr. Obama’s credibility in handling rogue nations was self-evident. The two punch ballistic missiles plus nuclear tests came just three weeks after the Obama administration announced a new diplomatic effort address North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. During the presidential primaries, critics often charged Mr. Obama would not have the political will to sufficiently condemn rogue nations that act contrary to international law and U.S. interests. It was charged the president would not command the respect of rogue leaders because his policies and close friends often resembled “blame-America first” characteristics. And just a few months into his presidency, many are saying the president’s record speaks for itself. “A series of actions taken by the Obama administration have created an impression in Iran, the ‘Af-Pak’ region, China and North Korea that Obama does not have the political will to retaliate decisively to acts that are detrimental to U.S. interests, and to international peace and security,” Bahukutumbi Raman wrote in Monday’s edition of Forbes magazine. (thebulletin.us)

ChiComs: No apologies, no regrets for 1989 crackdown ... China on Tuesday said it had no need to apologize for its 1989 military crackdown on democracy protests, which ended in bloodshed and left hundreds of people dead. 'The word apologize is not appropriate,' Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said when asked if the government would apologize to victims of the crackdown. Ma repeated his statement last week, in which he defended the crackdown and said China's development over the past 20 years had proved that the ruling Communist Party's military intervention was correct. 'Our party and government long ago reached a clear conclusion about the events in China of the late 1980s, the political disturbances then and all related issues,' Ma said. 'Facts prove that the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics we have travelled accords with China's national conditions, and the basic interests of the majority of the people, and reflects the wishes of the people,' he said. (monstersandcritics.com)

Latin liberals with balls of steel meet in Caracas ... Liberal political parties and thinkers from Latin America are holding their annual congress this week in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. The event is in the framework of the 25th anniversary of the local branch Cedice-Libertad and will promote debates on liberal policies to address poverty and the current global slowdown. The Liberal network of Latin America, Relial, as the organization is known, promotes respect for private property, private initiative and social policies to help combat poverty through pro-active participation. The network is a member of the global liberal parties’ organization. Among the many guests to the meeting is Mario Vargas Llosa the outstanding Peruvian writer and a declared acid critic of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez whose followers have warned that any “outbursts” will be promptly dealt with the expulsion of whoever is disrespectful of the presidential figure. The congress is bound to spark some reaction among President Chávez followers since his Bolivarian revolution and XXIst Socialism stand at the opposite end of the political spectrum from the Liberals and the concept of individual freedom. The two events will be taking place during a particularly sensitive week since President Chávez has ordered the nationalization of oil industry subcontractors, banks, steel industry, food processors and farm land considered idle. (en.mercopress.com)
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