I thought the Era of Obama was ushering in big power for the unions. The Crawfish is part of the UAW Local 218, and Bell Helicopter promised us work on a new contract that would keep us employed for at least 5 years. Unfortunately for me, they are sending that work to their Amarillo, TX, plant because it is NON-union. They did the same thing with the V-22 Osprey, after promising all of the workers at the Hurst, TX, plant that they would be getting the work. I’m getting laid off four or five weeks from now because of the union, and they aren’t fighting at all for their members. This SUX!
Thanx to regular Claw-contributor “Jim” for this story about a newspaper in Britain that is getting miffed at the people who are sponging off of the taxpayers over there and are shameless about it!
An American institution is coming to an end. No, I’m not talking about the Constitution…yet. Cathy Guisewite started the comic strip “Cathy” 34 years ago, and it will make its final appearance on Sunday, October 3rd. For making us all, especially America’s women, laugh for all those years, Cathy Guisewite gets a salute from this retired Sailor.
For those folks who are still blaming W for the credit collapse of 2008, Investor’s Business Daily has an editorial that is simple to read and exposes how it was the Democrats who caused the train wreck, and how they are trying to make it happen all over again. This one’s so simple that even a liberal should be able to understand it. I did say SHOULD!
The Obama Equal Opportunity Commission now says that it is racial discrimination for employers to run criminal background checks on job applicants because blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to be criminals. First of all, if blacks and Hispanics have higher rates of criminal activity, that’s their own fault. Secondly, it is SMART for employers to check the criminal backgrounds of potential employees. Lastly, what gives the federal government the right to have ANY say in the hiring practices of employers? If Billy Joe, Jim Bob, and Bubba Redneck want to open a sporting goods and bait shop in Bassackwardsville, and they know that their probable shoppers are not exactly friendly towards women or blacks, then why should the government be able to tell them that they HAVE to hire a black woman?
Maxine Waters’ ethics investigation just got a bit more interesting. The CEO of the bank that she helped out has been living quite large on the bank’s dime, and since Waters is such a good friend, she must have known.
It gets better. Why is it that no black politicians or public figures (according to the race lords NO blacks, period) are ever responsible for their own actions when those actions are illegal? Maxine is now officially blaming the Bush Administration for her ethics violations. Yep, it is all whitey’s fault, especially that eeeeeevilllll W.
The Obama-proclaimed “Recovery Summer” continues, as first-time jobless claims rose to their highest point since February. So how’s that Hopey-Changey thing workin’ for ya?
See-BS News posted an interesting column. It seems that they have caught on to His Majesty’s use of language to bamboozle the people. Since taking office, he has declared no less than FIFTEEN different issues to be a “top priority” of himself and his Administration. Of course, those of us who have been paying attention know that he only has two top priorities: the destruction of our Constitution and the destruction of our nation.
Dingy Harry Reid is busted with his own words. In 1993, he proposed legislation with language that is exactly what conservatives consider to be the proper reading of the 14th Amendment. Let’s take a look at what his proposed legislation said:
“TITLE X—CITIZENSHIP 4 SEC. 1001. BASIS OF CITIZENSHIP CLARIFIED. In the exercise of its powers under section of the Fourteenth Article of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress has determined and hereby declares that any person born after the date of enactment of this title to a mother who is neither a citizen of the United States nor admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and which person is a national or citizen of another country of which either of his or her natural parents is a national or citizen, or is entitled upon application to become a national or citizen of such country, shall be considered as born subject to the jurisdiction of that foreign country and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of section 1 of such Article and shall therefore not be a citizen of the United States or of any State solely by reason of physical presence within the United States at the moment of birth.” Now he considers people who agree with those words to “either taken leave of their senses or their principles.” What an idiot.
Here’s a real shocker. Our muslim President has come out in favor of the Conquest Mosque near Ground Zero. He really enjoys spitting on the American people, doesn’t he. This is NOT a religious freedom issue. This is our sworn ENEMY building a monument to their greatest attack on our nation, a monument that will also be a recruiting center and training site for future attacks on us. Whether our politicians and media will ever admit it or not, we are in a war with Islam and it will not end until one side is completely eliminated, and that is according to their Koran.
Meanwhile, while the Democrat politicians are falling all over themselves to make that Conquest Mosque a reality, the Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed on 9-11 still has not been rebuilt, and the politicians are putting up roadblocks against it. The church is not allowed to rebuild on their own property, and their dome cannot extend higher than the 9-11 memorial, yet the Conquest Mosque can be built up 13 stories. More in this article by Mark Impomeni at Human Events. Heck, even the muslim community is admitting that the Conquest Mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation. If they admit it, why can’t our muslim President or our muslim-coddling left wing politicians admit it?
Uberconservative blogger GunnyG strikes again with this video showing how The Chosen One will support muslims whenever possible, including jihadists. I know…most of y’all ain’t shocked in the least.
Thanks to Bill of the Poll Katz for sending this video. All The Crawfish can say is…I WANT ONE!!!!!
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
-Constitution of the United States, Article IV, Section 4.
Quote suggested by Peppermint2 in response to the Obama-Holder-Judge Bolden opposition of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigrant law