The problem always has been how to keep minorities in the college system after freshman year. More minority students have trouble with being raised up, and attending school in ‘war zones’, and missing out on the educational material necessary to succeed in college.
The usual stupid educator tricks involve closing the best urban schools (as Obama did in Washington DC), giving affirmative action admissions to minorities in college, and dumbing down the curriculum to make up for declining quality of early education. The latter two jobs being eagerly pursued at Western Washington University, which is openly looking for more ways to make the school “less white”. It’s a recipe for American failure, just as the lefties intended.
Universities would have naturally become less White, without any affirmative action or dumbing down of curriculum, had the left not had such strong programs of 1) encouraging people not to work for a living, and 2) aborting minority babies at rates so much higher than whites.
Can we name a single human endeavor that the lefties have not screwed up?
Apparently the IRS has begun the practice of seizing the tax returns of citizens in order to satisfy supposed debts of their parents to the government. It seems that they are not required to supply proof of said debt, nor are they giving effective prior notice before taking the money.
Tax payers now have another reason to attempt to pay only what is owed on their taxes so that no return is due after they file.
From the Washington Post comes a story of a woman whose tax return mysteriously disappeared into the bowels of the IRS. When she sought explanation, she was told that a social security overpayment (stemming from the death of her father) to her now-deceased mother was being collected from her, as the one of her remaining siblings who 1) has an income, and 2, could be located.
This woman, Mary Grice was able to file suit, in order to find out what was going on. It seems that the IRS initially seized the entire $4,462 tax returns, but after the Washington Post inquired about the case, some of this was returned, as the supposed debt was only for $2,996 dollars. Grice wants all of the money back, because she is not the one who incurred the supposed debt.
Get ready for some surprises from the IRS if anyone in your family has overdrawn government benefits. It seems that this new practice was authorized by the farm bill, 110th Congress Public Law 246, extending the ability to collect debts beyond. 10 years. In 2011, the Treasury dept started grabbing this money more agressively, and this year has collected $75 million on debts, which are more than 10 years old, and stopped a total of $1.9 billion from tax refunds.
35 ‘Acts of Love’. <– Click to see a counterpoint to Jeb Bush’s thesis that immigrating illegally can be an act of love.
Some theorize that Jeb is saying things to purposely disqualify himself from presidential candidacy. Perhaps he knows how many of us would refuse to vote for him if he won the republican primary.
Reforming immigration should not reward those who break the law. Instead it should streamline the process so that legal immigrants don’t have to pay for specialized legal advice in order to comply with a byzantine legal labyrinth. The U.S. would benefit from more legal immigrants who want to be Americans, not lawbreakers.
Kathleen Sebelius has “resigned” her position as Secretary of Health and Human Services, after delivering the failed offering of Obamacare to the public. The exhausting sessions in front of Congress, giving made up numbers and self contradictory statements have taken their toll. She can’t take the public “floggings” anymore.
After existing private insurance plans, made illegal by Obamacare have been pulled, many people are unable to sign up or afford the government designed alternatives. While the government is claiming that 7 million people have signed up, it seems that the exchanges, with their lack of ability to make collections and actually make the connections of people with their supposed new insurance plans, lack the ability to enumerate who has paid, and who actually has active health insurance.
Possibly Sebelius has grown tired of making up stories about Obama’s train wreck health care plan. More likely, she’s symbolic sacrifice to relieve the downward pressure that Obamacare is having on Democrat election chances this November.
There are 25 abortion clinics recognized to be under the purview of the New York State health department, but they are not visited very often for inspection. Eight clinics were never inspected in the years between 2000, and 2012, five were inspected one time, and eight were inspected two or three times. Altogether, the 25 clinics were paid a total of 45 visits in 12 years. New York State inspects restaurants every year (and harassed some during the power outages after Storm Sandy). Tanning salons are required to suffer inspections at least every two years.
Abortion advocates claim that there are 225 abortion providers in New York State. Facilities are permitted to perform abortions without revealing this in their operating certificates, explained Elizabeth Sullivan, records official at the Health Dept. The Department apparently does not maintain a full listing of abortion providers.
The Chiaroscuro Foundation, an organization which works to reduce abortions, filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit in order to pry this information from the state.
Mozilla, the company which brought us the open source browser, Firefox, Thunderbird mail client has really stepped in it. It seems that their co-founder Brendan Eich, (also the inventor of Java), has become persona-non-grata, for his politically incorrect views.
Eich has recently been made CEO. Then someone discovered that he had given a thousand bucks in support of California’s proposition 8, a law supporting traditional marriage, way back in 2008. This made him anathema to the Gaystapo and other totalitarian leftists, and demands were made for Mozilla to fire him.
Naturally Mozilla folded, and forced Eich to resign. Since then, thousands of people have been writing and petitioning Mozilla over this issue. Some say that the company is experiencing it’s own “Duck Dynasty” disaster. Remember what happened to A&E after they tangled with Phil Robertson? Below is what the Mozilla Firefox feedback page looked like this morning (April 7th). It seems that more than 90 percent of respondents are Unhappy with Mozilla for dumping Brandon Eich over his past support of traditional marriage.
Some note that way back in 2008, when Eich made his contribution, Barack Hussein Obama claimed to hold the same view about traditional marriage. No one is asking for Obama to resign.
You can drop a message on the Firefox input page, to let the Mozilla people know how you feel. Truthrevolt.org has a petition page relevant to this issue, where you can give Mozilla a piece of your mind. Pharmer is now using Opera, a browser created by a Norwegian company, to put this post onto the blog, and is fixing to remove Firefox and the Thunderbird programs from all the network computers.
The satire that kids put out has to really bite deep to get a response, because they have had so much audio visual shock administered early in life. Adam tried to go farther and crazier than the abortion supporters of today to elicit the laughter from his peers. The problem is that being crazier than the abortion extremists is impossible, and that’s what has some people wondering if Adam was kidding.
This confusion is the same thing that occurred with the “Abortionplex” parody put out by The Onion. Some people really believed that the abortion sellers had (already) created such a facility……..just because it is within the realm of possibility.