Thursday, February 4, 2016

Social Engineering and Obama's Diversity Brown Shirts

If you're a white male looking to advance your career or make more money for your family, it may have just gotten harder. Claiming women aren't getting paid enough, the Obama Administration PC Police want to make it easier to accuse employers of gender discrimination and hit them with class-action lawsuits. 

New regulations proposed last week will require all employers with 100 or more workers to report how much their workforce is paid, broken down by race and gender. The rule slated to go into effect in September 2017 will cause headaches for employers and anyone, man or woman, who works hard and expects to get ahead based on merit. The winners are leftist social engineers within the government, class-action lawyers and the Democrat Party, which is playing up the gender "wage gap" during this election year.

Never mind this gap is largely fiction, or that government social engineers are foisting their cookie-cutter vision of a politically correct workplace on employers, denying them freedom to hire and promote based on merit.  Race and gender discrimination is already against the law. As it should be. But seniority, education and merit often explain salary differences. That won't be good enough in the future. Employers will have to change their policies to avoid these differences, for example, not preferring the job applicant who has a college degree to the applicant who doesn't, unless the job can be shown to require college skills. The burden is on employers. It's assumed they are discriminating, and they have to prove they're not.

Jenny Yang, chairwoman of Obama's State Bureau of Statistical Truth and Fairness Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defends the massive fishing expedition, saying:
" discrimination goes undetected because of a lack of accurate information about what people are paid."
The only reason the federal government needs to know what anyone pays or makes is for taxation purposes. And of course, all this information can also be used to further break down a proper balance of racial mix for employees. 

Your employer will have to lump workers into 12 salary bands. If you're a white male up for a raise, but the band above yours already includes too many white males, tough luck. Your boss will be pressured to give the raise to a woman or minority to avoid triggering EEOC scrutiny.  This data collection is a godsend for EEOC regulators looking for targets, and it hands class action lawyers the statistics they need on a silver platter.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Even Hard Hitting Journalist Have a Tender Side......

Hey America, guess what?

Presidential elections don’t end after Iowa. Iowa, in fact, usually tells us very little about what is going to happen in the presidential race. The only reason anyone pays attention to Iowa is that it goes first. Seriously.

Which is why it goes first. It’s essentially a desperate appeal for attention, an appeal that we all respond to not because we want to, but because we have to. And then we shower the day after and wonder, “what were we thinking?” Until we do it again in 4 years.

As Bette Davis put it in All About Eve, “fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night(s).”

The Clintons’ Political Legacy of Dishonesty

"Spin and puffery have a long history in politics, but something has snapped in our culture that we no longer even expect our leaders to talk straight. We have become immune to lies and the liars who tell them.
I blame it on the Clintons. Their survival despite a quarter-century of shameful dishonesty has lead the way in lowering the bar for integrity in public life. ... We would have better politics and be a better country if we had stopped the Clintons years ago. It was obvious before his election that Bill Clinton was a stranger to truth, and it soon became obvious that Hillary was no better. ... 
In a world that prized truth, she couldn't be dog-catcher. In our world, she could be president." — Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Rapper and The Planetarium Gift Shop Manager Battle It Out Over the Flat Earth Theory

They Be Dissing All Up In Here

While everyone is absorbed and distracted by the every present political bitch-slapping and media driven nonsense of the presidential primary season that has begun to take on the trappings of a Marx Brothers movie, on the outskirts of reality there has been other less serious but humorous battles taking place. 

Seems a 9th grade dropout / rap artist named  B.o.B. apparently believes that the world is flat, and that the highly entertaining  celebrity Planetarium Gift Shop Manager and media personality, Neil deGrasse Tyson, (who recently took to tweeter to show his trouble discerning the fact adding spaceships to a medieval style mythical story of  a boy joining up with an old wizard to save a princess from evil's grasp, is not science) is in fact  part of a vast secret scientific conspiracy to hide the fact of earth's flatness from the ignorant populous. 

That idea may come as a surprise to every astronaut and cosmonaut who has orbited the Earth, but as with most conspiracy theories, flat eartherism is impervious to facts and reason.

In what has to be the weirdest rap battle in history,  the Atlanta rapper released a “diss track” called “Flatline” in which he compared himself to Malcolm X. and calls out Tyson for his belief in a round earth.  The musical salvo elicited a response in the form of another diss track called “Flat to Fact” launched at B.o.B. by Tyson and his nephew, rapper Stephen Tyson.

Rapper B.o.B. and the Planetarium Gift Shop Manager

The diss track B.o.B. launched makes fun of Tyson’s clothing choices, among other things.

"Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest
They'll probably write that man one hell of a check."
No doubt glad of the media exposure and the opportunity to connect with the rap community that has been woefully underserved by science education, Tyson and his nephew issued a cheeky response.
“I think it's very clear, that Bobby didn't read enough
And he's believing all this conspiracy theory stuff
Are these all of your thoughts or is the loud talkin?"
Diss tracks, in various forms, have been around since the ancient Irish bards. Angering an Irish musician was not something you did if you knew what was good for you. The music performed by some of those ancient musicians was said to have such power that it could cause inclement weather and make livestock sicken and die. Modern rappers have to resort to drive-by shootings when they get cross with someone.

She's Sorry.....No Really, She's Sorry.