Friday, August 31, 2012


Got a dispatch from the BLNN about this story:

State Department: 'Hold down the fort,' other common phrases could be offensive

and while I wanted to comment on it (the State Department has a "Chief Diversity Officer"??? Seriously???), before I got a chance, I saw this story:

Labor Dept. Waives 60-Day Notice To Help Obama Win
Politics: An administration that doesn't want layoff notices required by law going out days before the November election is telling defense contractors they don't have to send them for the cuts required by sequestration.

As the heads of major defense contractors Lockheed Martin, EADS North America, Pratt & Whitney and Williams-Pyro testified recently before the House Armed Services Committee, they are bound by law to give employees 60 days' notice if their jobs are going to be terminated as a result of sequestration cuts scheduled for Jan. 2.

Why is this news buried in the IBD? You DAMN well know that if George Bush had done something like this, every newspaper in the country would have been calling for his impeachment by noon the next day. I'd like to say I'm surprised by this, but nothing surprises me about this administration any more. Todd Akin makes a ridiculous statement and it's front page news for weeks (and deservedly so); President Obama directs the Department of Labor to GO CONTRARY TO FEDERAL LAW and delay pink slip notifications and the sound of crickets is deafening?

President Obama, you have done the heretofore impossible: You have made me wish for Mitt Romney to win in November.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

They probably have a Deputy Assistant Chief Diversity Officer.

How would like to be that guy, oops, person?


Bubblehead Les. said...

And don't forget, the DOJ under "Fast and Furious Eric Holder" is taking all those States that are adding Photo Voter ID this Election Cycle to Court because it's "Discriminatory," even though the Supreme Court ruled several years ago in Indiana that it's perfectly Legal.

But Voter Intimidation doesn't Apply to the New Black Panther Party, of course.

JD Rush said...

Thanks. I needed a good blood pressure spike to wake up.

Hold the Fort. Heh. I have an image of Elizabeth Warren circling outside on her Harley.....

SpeakerTweaker said...

President Obama, you have done the also heretofore impossible: you have made JayG use the word "heretofore."

Shit just got real.

BobG said...

Some of these PR types need to be spanked and sent to sit at the children's table while the adults run the show. Anyone this thin-skinned needs to be slapped around a bit just to toughen up their delicate sensibilities.

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

So what you're saying is that it's a good rule of thumb not to ask a handicapped employee to hold down the fort while you go dutch with a client at a business meeting?

No doubt! You never go dutch with a client! It makes 'em think you're cheap!