Repealing the 13th Amendment

Recently an addle brained MSNBC commentator proposed the idea that the “community” (read STATE) rather than parents ought to bear the primary responsibility for the care and raising of children.  In the video below Zo gets it exactly right, what is being proposed is  slavery.  Only it is a higher form of slavery because now the slaves are not privately owned but are owned by the government.  If the Left had their way we would all be Gulag bait.

I would say “Only Congress . . .”

. . . could do something this stupid.”  But I am afraid to be proved wrong, and sure as death and taxes somewhere in the bureaucratic warrens of Babylon on the Potomac some aparatchik is working on a follow up even as you read these words.  “I’ll gladly pay in my next re-incarnation for a trillion hamburgers today.”

So, Freddy Mac loans only. You must be 90 days late on your payment, and if you don’t make any payments for another 90 days you automatically get refinanced at the lowest currently available market rate and, as a cherry on top, 20% of the loan becomes interest free.  Please, sir, may I have more?

You’ve GOT to be kidding me!

The only thing I can say is that when government screws the pooch the pooch is royally extra super uber-screwed; the Army is part of the government.  Nidal Hasan, who went totally jumpin’ jihad at Fort Hood has been promoted and given a medal.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS — Army officials have confirmed that Nidal Hasan was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel yesterday in a small and solemn ceremony in the gathering room of Fort Leavenworth’s maximum security prison.

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During an investigation of Hasan’s service record, The Duffel Blog obtained several evaluation reports detailing the officer’s performance history. Of note is one report covering the period during Hasan’s alleged shooting spree. His superior officer, Colonel Nathan Butterworth, stated that Hasan has an excellent record stained with the occasional blemish.

“While not the best team player, Major Hasan has a peerless tactical mind with a demonstrated record of close quarters combat marksmanship.” Butterworth goes on to state “Major Hasan is an unparalleled asset to the Army. His capability to think like the enemy, allows him the ability to provide the military with a perspective not seen by the rest of the organization.”

Hasan also received a Legion of Merit from his superiors at Darnell Army Medical Center at Fort Hood upon Hasan’s transfer to Fort Leavenworth. Standard practice in the Army is to award soldiers a “Permanent Change of Station” award reflecting the sum total of their contributions while at their installation. Since Hasan’s movement to Leavenworth’s maximum security facility was technically a Permanent Change of Station, he was submitted for the award as a formality. The Legion of Merit was awarded during the same ceremony as Hasan’s promotion, although the officer presenting the award was forced to move Hasan’s beard to one side to affix it to his uniform.

The award now hangs inside Hasan’s cell, below a framed letter from Osama Bin Laden, congratulating Hasan on the “successful slaughter of dozens of infidels.”

Personally, I think Hasan should have received a last cigarette and a blindfold prior to having half a dozen 5.56 NATO slugs pinned to his chest.  He’s still breathing, so it’s not too late to hope.  Then take that squid for brains commanding officer and put him in Leavenworth for a few years and afterward send him home with a dishonorable discharge.

Obama’s EEOC: We’ll Sue You If You Don’t Hire Criminals

The Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it should be a federal crime to refuse to hire ex-convicts — and threatens to sue businesses that don’t employ criminals.
In April the EEOC unveiled its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records,” which declares that “criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin.”

The impetus for this “guidance” is that black men are nearly seven times more likely than white men to serve time in prison, and therefore refusals to hire convicts disproportionally impact blacks, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by James Bovard, a libertarian author and lecturer whose books include “Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State  and the Demise of the Citizen.”