Ben Jealous, NAACP Refuse to Condemn Own Racial Invectives

Wow.

Will Ben Jealous call upon the NAACP to repudiate the racist elements in ITS organization?

These conservatives think it should:

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has a Selective Memory on Race

I Condemn the NAACP: Call Me a Racist!

I Condemn the NAACP: It Should Stand With Tea Parties

I Condemn the NAACP: It Is Grossly Out of Touch

I Condemn the NAACP: Screaming ‘Racism’ Discredits the Organization

I Condemn the NAACP: It Needs to Wake Up!

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has Lost its Way

I Condemn The NAACP: They Are Obsessed With Identity Politics

I Condemn the NAACP: The New Black Panther Party Are the Real Racists

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has Been Taken Over by the Hard Left

I Condemn the NAACP: Get Back to Freedom

I Condemn the NAACP

Chicago Machine Democrats Deserve NAACP Condemnation, Not Tea Party

NAACP Is Not At All Serious: They’ve Missed the Real Issues

The NAACP Acting Stupidly (Again)

I dare the NAACP and other hustlers for the DNC to get behind an NAACP sign-clad lectern and call these accomplished black conservatives names like they did Gladney.

Unacceptable: Shields Removes Purgason for Not Bowing to UAW Pressure

Excerpt:

Unable to convince a fellow Republican that offering $150 million in tax incentives is a good way to keep Ford Motor Co. from cutting 4,000 jobs in the state, the leader of the Missouri Senate has decided to drive around the one-man roadblock.

Two weeks ago, Sen. Chuck Purgason, R-Caulfield, blocked the key bill in the special session called by Gov. Jay Nixon, criticizing the state’s use of tax incentives for economic development.

On Monday, Sen. Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, removed Purgason as chairman of the committee where the bill is stalled. Instead, Shields, the president pro tem of the committee, will lead a meeting today in which it is expected the bill will be voted out to the Senate floor.

Tax cuts across the board or none at all. No preference due to special interest pressure. If Shields and other RINOs are concerned about creating jobs, then make incentives available for all. Pinning the blame on Purgason to deflect from Shields’ caving to UAW is a joke – this from the same man who fought to block the Health Care Freedom Act.

Obviousville: Obama Debt Commission: “Debt is Bad”

Oh yes.

The co-chairmen of President Obama’s debt and deficit commission offered an ominous assessment of the nation’s fiscal future here Sunday, calling current budgetary trends a cancer “that will destroy the country from within” unless checked by tough action in Washington.

NO!

Yes!

“We can’t grow our way out of this,” Bowles said. “We could have decades of double-digit growth and not grow our way out of this enormous debt problem. We can’t tax our way out. . . . The reality is we’ve got to do exactly what you all do every day as governors. We’ve got to cut spending or increase revenues or do some combination of that.”

I’m so glad that we have people in Washington creating commissions to tell us things that we already know are royally screwed up. I mean, all of these small business owners who are now out of business, all of these unemployed people, they were probably still scratching their heads and trying to figure out what had gone wrong.

MoDot Spends $111k on Unneeded Signs

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Even though the existing signs posted around the state which welcomed drivers were 20-years-old, they were, as Elliot Davis notes, perfectly fine. Davis reports that 66 new “Welcome to Missouri” signs cost $111k.

But MoDot had to get them some of them thur new signs! It probably created about two jobs per sign for as long as it took to post the sign.

Instead of posting ads on Craigslist advertising for “activists” to protest in favor of HCR, perhaps the government can now post ads advertising the need for individuals to stand on various bridges and highway shoulders holding a sign made with materials purchased at Office Depot. Jobs created and economy stimulated! JEANYUS.

Why yes, Virginia, this is the same MoDot that folks just voted to be equally responsible with their money concerning city transit.

Ladies’ Night Now Illegal in MN

I blame feminism. Hey, equality! And Bush, just because.

It’s a bastion of bar culture: “Ladies’ Night,” staged to attract female customers by cutting their drink prices and cover charges.

It’s also illegal gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

The department charged this week that by having ladies’ nights, five Twin Cities establishments denied men the right to “full and equal enjoyment” of their businesses.

“Gender-based pricing violates the [state] Human Rights Act,” Commissioner James Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

Shouldn’t a business choose what promotions they wish to implement without interference from the government?

Sheryl Crow Bashes Tea Party

Yawn. Further up in the article Crow talks about how no one takes to the street, is reminded of the tea party, backpedals earlier clueless statement re: taking to the street by stating that tea partiers are stupid. I liked this the best, though:

Later in her June Glamour magazine interview with Couric, Crow slammed Karl Rove and other conservatives for harping on her toilet paper idea. She claimed this was done “[j]ust to discredit me and to make me look silly.”

Don’t worry, Crow. I don’t think anyone could further affect how silly you are already.

No More Eggs by the Dozen: EU Micromanages British Sales

File this under one of the most ridiculous egregious examples of big government micromanagement that I’ve ever seen. British food merchants are now forbidden to sell products by the number (i.e. a dozen eggs, rolls, et al.) and are told they must sell by weight only. It’s also forbidden to put the weight AND the number of items on the package. Why? Because the EU is crazy. Hi, welcome to big government.

Until now, Britain has been exempt from EU regulations that forbid the selling of goods by number. But last week MEPs voted to end Britain’s deal despite objections from UK members.

The new rules will mean that instead of packaging telling shoppers a box contains six eggs, it will show the weight in grams of the eggs inside, for example 372g.

Or that a bag of white rolls has 322g inside instead of half a dozen. The rules will not allow both the weight and the quantity to be displayed.

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The move could cost retailers millions of pounds because of changes they will have to make to packaging and labelling, as well as the extra burden of weighing each box of food before it is put on sale.

The cost is likely to be passed on to shoppers through higher grocery bills.

The cost that merchants will be forced to incur complying with this law will be astronomical. Yes, at a time when the world economy is teetering on the edge, let’s make it more difficult for families to afford food! Let’s raise the cost of their groceries as a way to help them. If you told me that Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter was writing these regulations I would be completely unsurprised.

Look how much time they have on their hands:

The new labelling row is the latest in a long line of European Union food policy scandals.

The EU passed a directive in 1994 ruling that top-of-the-range bananas had to be ‘free from malformation or abnormal curvature of the fingers’. The directive was ridiculed as a symbol of bureaucratic excess in Brussels.

In 1988, it ruled that top-of-the-range cucumbers must bend by only 10mm per 10cm in a directive designed to help packaging and transport.

In 1979, another directive ruled that carrots should be termed as fruits, as the Portuguese made jam out of them.

In 2003, a threatened European ban on smoky-bacon crisps was averted at the last minute when MEPs forced through amendments after a backlash from the British public.

Finger-curved bananas? Ghastly! But a ban on bacon crisps? ATROCITY. David Cameron will meet his first test as prime minister going toe-to-toe with the EU over this.

If cap-and-tax passes we’ll face a similar intrusion.