Saturday, July 24, 2010

Who's that knovking on my door ...

. . . Then, all of a sudden . . . via Tom Mann



Another gift that keeps on taking
    Compassionate government has recently rained new  rights and entitlements so rapidly that you may have missed this beauty: You have a right to be a colossally obnoxious jerk on the job.
     If you are just slightly offensive, your right will not kick in. But if you are seriously insufferable to colleagues at work, you have a right not to be fired, and you are entitled to have your employer make reasonable accommodations for your "disability." That is how the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is being construed.

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George Will's tolerance for gummint programs is a bit too nuanced for me; and he did have a particular animus for President George H. Bush, but here we agree. He still  refers to The ADA as the most toxic legislation ever signed by Reagen's "lap dog."  Here's another prime example of  that toxicity.
Influencing Innovation: The Americans With Disabilities Act

Today marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a code of law that has influenced society and tech companies in interesting ways already, and is expanding to influence them even more.

One recent example: feds encouraged schools around the country, notably Princeton and Arizona State University, to drop the idea of requiring students to use e-readers, specifically the Amazon Kindle DX, until the devices were made “accessible.”

Accessible and acceptable e-readers would need features that work for students who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or have limited manual dexterity. TechCrunch

In Passing

In Passing

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Stone Age dildo strokes global media interest

Thong-wearing trespasser performs lewd act in neighbor's yard

Women skip bill at Springfield restaurant, but forget purses

Superman Saves Family From Foreclosure (Really)

Councilman tells cops his phone number is 1-800-Eat-My-Ass

A Study in Studying

Pure Fun

The Big O

O come all ye faithful ...


Rank Invasions of Privacy
tracking salaries and underpants

Reparations Bonanza!

Last week we learned that Obama "Backs Bill to Collect Employee Pay Information from Businesses."

The Obama administration is backing legislation  that includes regulations requiring U.S. businesses to provide to the government data about employee pay as it relates to the sex, race and national origin of employees

He calls it the "Paycheck Fairness Act."  Of course we know by now that any legislation containing the word "fairness" means redistribution of wealth  or, as Karl Marx more succinctly put it in his Democrat Party Manifesto, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."  Knowing Obama as we now do, his motive here may be further refined to read "REPARATIONS."  The good thing is that the United States has a long history of sending armies to stop communist aggression, and neutralize its leaders.

Here's another insidious example of how easily our privacy is being compromised.  Wal-Mart Installing Permanent ID Tags to Track Jeans and Underwear

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns.

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Starting next month, the retailer will place removable "smart tags" on individual garments that can be read by a hand-held scanner. Wal-Mart workers will be able to quickly learn, for instance, which size of Wrangler jeans is missing, with the aim of ensuring shelves are optimally stocked and inventory tightly watched. If successful, the radio-frequency ID tags will be rolled out on other products at Wal-Mart's more than 3,750 U.S. stores.

While the tags can be removed from clothing and packages, they can't be turned off, and they are trackable. Some privacy advocates hypothesize that unscrupulous marketers or criminals will be able to drive by consumers' homes and scan their garbage to discover what they have recently bought.

Un Believeble!

Swiss Army OS

An epiphanic moment

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Very cute. I understand the intended message, and it's forced me to admit that I prefer a Swiss Army operating system.  I guess PC'ers are just born mountain men who love a challenge, and want the  tools to deal with it, and otherwise tinker away. Hooo-yaaaaaaa!  Sleep tight MACers.

When gummint won't do its job ...

It's Come to This

I wonder how long it took CBS News to find a "neo-Nazi?" And doesn't that term apply to Obamunists anyway? It's all so confusing. Sort of like Yugoslavia during WWII when the diversity banded together to stop Hitler.

Another Obamunist Gambit

"Why can't Arizona be as inhospitable as they wish to people who have entered or remained in the United States?"

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The Justice Department is asking Judge Bolton to bar Arizona's immigration law from going into effect next week, but she's having none of it apparently, The Obamunistas are arguing that  federal law pre-empts Arizona's law.  "Where is the pre-emption if everybody who is arrested for some crime has their immigration status checked,"  she asked?

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 But, in the next breath she " suggested that making it a state crime to lack immigration documents could violate a Supreme Court ruling  prohibiting states from creating their own "immigration registration systems," (LA TIMES).

Huh?  What do the Obamunists call cities who've enacted "safe havens, " where federal law is flat nullified?  And, how does Arizona's law in any way contradict federal immigration statute in the first case?

Pray that Arizona holds her ground here;  this is a seminal moment in the movement to reclaim our government.