Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Country Is In The Best Of Hands...

#1 Blogdaughter sends in a story that should upset you. However, if you've been paying attention the past six years, it certainly won't surprise you...

Jeh Johnson defends Marrone hire, admits not reading background check
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended his hiring of Christian Marrone as his chief of staff in a congressional hearing Wednesday.

Mr. Marrone previously worked as an aide to a convicted Pennsylvania state senator, using his taxpayer salary to manage the renovation of the former senator’s mansion and helping the corrupt politician funnel money and spy on political enemies.
If you have a background check and nobody cares, was it ever really performed? As it turns out, Marrone had some shady and questionable real estate dealings back when he was in Phillie, but apparently hiring guys that defraud people and misrepresent real estate holdings is fine and dandy for the head of Homeland Security...

You know what else jumped out at me? This:
In an internal memo written in 1998, Mr. Marrone suggests changes to the Philadelphia police force’s hiring practices, to make it more efficient and effective. In a copy obtained by the Washington Times, Mr. Marrone said because of an agreement the department had with the NAACP to hire a percentage of minority applicants, the result was the “skipping over of qualified white candidates, and the hiring of minorities with criminal records.”

Now, it's unclear if Marrone supported the agreement or not. The wording suggests he was trying to change it, and I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt there. However - subject change here - I cannot believe that such a policy exists, let alone is put into print. Could you imagine the holy s**tstorm that would ensue if the city of Houston had an OFFICIAL POLICY of hiring less-qualified white applicants?

It's not reverse racism, folks, it's plain old racism; we should denounce it no matter who the recipient is...

That is all.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Amen... The games being played are amazing... If 'we' tried it, we'd be UNDER the damn jail...

TOTWTYTR said...

Bypassing qualified white applicants to hire less qualified minority applicants is well established.

From the early 1970s until a few years ago when the "goals" were met, Boston and several other communities had two separate civil service lists for police and fire. One for whites, one for blacks.

It was called "one for one" hiring. Whites with scores less than 100 on the exams had little chance of being hired. Blacks with scored down to the mid 60s were routinely hired.

I'll be you think I'm making that up, but you know me better.