Thursday, April 24, 2014

Scott Walker: TIME's Most Influential People of 2014

Scott Walker, our governor, has made his mark according to TIME magazine.

Today, TIME revealed the "100 Most Influential People in the World." And Scott Walker was among them, in the "LEADERS" category.



Chris Christie writes:

The heartland's Republican hopeful

Leadership takes many forms in public office. One of the most difficult challenges is standing up for what you believe in when faced with relentless public attacks. Scott Walker faced that test and passed it with flying colors.

His battle to bring fairness to the taxpayers through commonsense reform of the public-sector collective-bargaining laws brought him scorn from the special interests and a recall election. Despite these threats, he stood tall. His reforms have brought tax reductions to his citizens and economic growth to his state. They have allowed public
workers the freedom to choose whether to belong to a union. They have made Wisconsin a better place to live and work.

His reward? A resounding “re-election” in 2012 after the failed recall, prosperity for his state and the satisfaction of knowing that the public does recognize and appreciate an officeholder with the courage of his convictions. Governor Scott Walker is one of those leaders.
Poor Mary Burke.



Obama Bows to Robot

Apparently, Obama can't help himself. He bows - a lot.

From AP, via Breitbart, his latest subservient move:




The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."

President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.

His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.

"It's nice to meet you, too," Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

Despite Obama's background in constitutional law, there's a presidential geek side that always seems charmed, if not bemused, by technological advances.

..."I have to say the robots were a little scary," he said afterward. "They were too life-like."
Obama's afraid of the robots.

Good grief.

Here are some of Obama's past bows, from November 2010:



U.S. President Barack Obama, right, bows to the audience beside India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after delivering a speech at Parliament House in New Delhi, on Monday November 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool)

The infamous Obama bow -- he did it again.

When Obama is in the presence of certain leaders, he buckles at the waist.

It's a problem.

He bows inappropriately. He acts subservient, like the hired help. He needs to behave like the president when interacting with world leaders, not like a houseboy.

Americans don't bow when we greet someone. We look at the person, make eye contact, smile; but we do not bow.

American presidents don't bow to anyone.

What's with Obama's bow after his speech at Parliament House in New Delhi?

Did he think of it as a performance? Was he making his curtain call?

Obama should not be bowing.


Here's the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES bowing to Chinese President Hu Jintao. Not cool, Obama. Not cool.





Here's Obama bowing to Emperor Akihito of Japan.





Here he is saying hello to the Mayor of Tampa, Pam Iorio.





And here's Obama bending way over for Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.





My personal favorite: Obama bows to Burger King.


Aborted Babies Burned At Oregon Waste-To-Energy Facility

About a month ago, the story broke that bodies of dead babies killed by abortion were being used to heat some UK hospitals.

Horrific.

The practice was stopped immediately.

In the United States, it's still happening. Aborted babies are used to produce energy in Oregon.

Horrific.

From LifeSiteNews:

The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.

The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.

The ministry said that contractors handling the province’s “biomedical waste” follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”

Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. Catholic that the “biomedical waste” likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon since it is the only facility that uses waste to power the grid. The facility confirmed that it still receives and incinerates B.C. medical waste.
This has been going on for years.

The remains of murdered babies, "biomedical waste," are being used to generate electricity in Oregon.

A dead baby is treated like trash.

I wonder if the mothers of these aborted babies, the life they discarded like garbage, are glad that their dead children are being used to produce energy.

How very green!

How very sick!







Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bank Regulators Paid More Than Bankers

Like class warfare?

Don't hate on bankers for being highly paid. Hate on the BANK REGULATORS - the GOVERNMENT.


From the Wall Street Journal:

Long before George Bailey wrestled with Mr. Potter in "It's a Wonderful Life," the public decried the pay of top executives in large financial institutions. Overpaid bank executives are the villains in regulatory morality tales and feed distorted public perceptions about bankers' pay.

It is true that the very top bank executives make more in a year than most of us make in a lifetime, but compensation of this magnitude is rare. Most banks in this country are small businesses and pay employees modest salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average annual salary of a bank employee was $49,540 in 2012, not much higher than the average annual across all occupations, $45,790.

Yet one group in banking stands out as highly paid—federal bank regulators. Before the Dodd-Frank Act, the average employee of a federal bank regulatory agency received 2.3 times the average compensation of a private banker. By 2013 this ratio increased to more than 2.7—and in some cases considerably more.

The average compensation at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) exceeded $190,000 in 2012. The staff at the Federal Reserve is likely even better compensated, but the Fed refuses to release employee salaries.

You might think high-paying jobs at these agencies require special skills. Not so. At the OCC, secretaries make on average $79,182 per annum. Motor vehicle operators (the agency's limo drivers) at the FDIC earn $82,130. Human resources management trainees at the CFPB make $110,759 a year.
Thank you, Paul Kupiec, for setting the record straight.

Remember: It's the government workers getting the big bucks, the out of control tyrannical ones, the ones harassing employers and employees in the private sector.