Monday, November 22, 2010

Why Don't Liberals Have To Play By The Same Rules They Inforce?

Remember when the head of the Bergen County Education Association put out an email praying for the death of Chris Christie? Well after that email was sent out, the President of the Teachers Union offered an official apology and called the Governor's office to apologize. At that point Christie says that instead of taking the call, he decided to invite her to the Governor's office for a face to face apology. And that's when the awesomeness starts:

Why is it that unions and liberals as a whole feel they don't have to abide by the rules they enforce on us so readily? Chris Christie makes a valid point on unions not having a code of honor but are more then willing to enforce this code on the right. We have every right to expect the same of them as they expect of other. The unions will destroy themselves with this kind of double standard. It's a shame because the unions,when done right, can do a lot of good for workers.  

Mich. City Begs Tax-Exempt Organizations for Donations to Cover Debt

Mount Clemens, Michigan sits just 25 miles Northeast of Detroit. Like its big sister, it has a problem: debt. Desperate, the city is now begging tax-exempt organizations to donate to its general fund, which covers fire services, streetlights, and roads.
Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey made the request in a letter to 35 such groups this week. According to the New York Times, Dempsey said the town of 17,000 has already made cuts, such as disbanding its police department. But still, it’s facing a budget deficit of $960,000 that she says will reach $1.5 million next year.
“As the County seat and land base of many religious properties, hospitals, schools, and non-profit charitable organizations, one of the most challenging dilemmas the City faces in trying to balance its budget each year is that 42% of the property in Mount Clemens is tax exempt,” Dempsey writes in the letter. “These properties receive the same services as the tax paying properties which places a tremendous burden upon the 58% of property owners that pay taxes.”
“The 42%,” the Times says, includes 26 churches, a hospital, and several schools. That’s taken its toll on the 4.2-square-mile city, which, as the letter says, is also the headquarters of Macomb County, the third largest in Michigan.
If all that property were not exempt, Dempsey told the Times, the properties would pay at least $1.2 million, enough to erase the deficit.
The letter hopes to make up for some of that lost revenue by asking, not telling. “We figured it can’t hurt to send out letters,” Dempsey told the Times. “If you don’t ask, you never know.” She’s hoping it works. Hamtramck, a Detroit suburb, just asked the state for permission to file for bankruptcy, something no Michigan government has ever done before.
For now, at least one group is stepping up to the collection plate: First Presbyterian Church of Mount Clemens. The church gave $1,000 five years ago when the city considered a similar request. Pending approval from the church board, it will do it again.
“If we can help the city in a time of need we definitely should do that,” First Presb. Rev. Bill Davis told the Times. “We need the city, and the city needs us. If we can help financially, I think that’s right.”  Writen by Jonathon M. Seidl Here comes the begging for money my liberal city has spent. Soon they wont beg but they will demand that tax exemption go the way of the dinosaurs.

Why Is the TSA Strip Searching This Young Boy?

So what do make of the newest viral video purporting to show a young boy being stripped searched:
Lets get the facts straight first. Before the video started the boy went through a metal detector and didn’t set it off but was selected for a pat down. The boy was shy so the TSA couldn’t complete the full pat on the young boy. The father tried several times to just hold the boys arms out for the TSA agent but I guess it didn’t end up being enough for the guy.  The enraged father pulled his son shirt off and gave it to the TSA agent to search, that's when this video begins.
Is this America any more? We aren't aloud to profile terrorists even though all the terrorist have been Muslim. But to be PC they strip down a young boy. If I remember correctly the left went nuts when we started the Patriot Act that aloud us to spy on terrorists phone conversations. Now that we have Democrats in power anything goes. I think that this is sick when the TSA tip toe around Muslims but have cart blanch with our children... It's time to stop this treatment of Americans and start profiling for real criminals. I don't blame the TSA agents for doing their job. But I do think that the government isn't above the law. My wife and I have made the decision to not fly until this treatment of Americans ends. If there is another attack on this country while our government is playing candy man with our children and our citizens, it will be the fault of our current leaders that have put the TSA's noses in our britches for no other reason then to be politically correct. It's only a matter of time before we see how the TSA has been trained to tread lightly with the Muslims. What do you think about the use of this power over We the people? Could this just be another political ploy to contol us? Or is this a rope-a-dope move by our politicians to divert our attention away from something else?