Saturday, March 12, 2011

DOJ Forces PD Testing Requirements Lowered

Cartoon via PUMABydesign001's Blog


I feel safer already.......


"The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.

The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’."

GOP Senators Introduce National “Right to Work” Bill

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A group of conservative U.S. senators has introduced a bill to restrict unions from forcing workers to join and pay dues as a condition of employment.

The move on Capitol Hill comes as several states consider what's known as "right-to-work" legislation -- proposals that have met stiff resistance. Indiana Republicans recently shelved their right-to-work bill after it sparked protests at the capital and after Democrats fled the state to block it, mimicking the tactic used by Wisconsin lawmakers holding up Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union proposal.

But GOP senators in Washington said national legislation is needed to stop the "strong-arm political tactics" they claim labor bosses are using to compel new employees into joining their ranks. They introduced the National Right to Work Act Tuesday.

Ready for Unionized Airport Security?

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made some progress this week in rescuing his state from the public-sector unions holding it hostage. Ever wonder how Wisconsin got into trouble in the first place? Washington is providing an illuminating case study.

Even as state battles rage, the Obama administration has been facilitating the largest federal union organizing effort in history. Tens of thousands of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are now casting votes to choose a union to collectively bargain for cushier personnel practices on their behalf.

Liberals are calling it a "historic" vote. It is. Henceforth, airport security will play second fiddle to screener "rights."

Via Western Rifle Shooters Association

Is it gun shops, gun shows or government that is ‘chief source of weapons?'

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"Following yesterday’s announcement of an 84-count federal indictment against 11 people including the mayor and police chief of a famous New Mexico community for gun trafficking, gun rights activists from Seattle to San Antonio are wondering who is the greater threat to homeland security: armed private citizens or avaricious public servants?

Question: Had those firearms transactions occurred at, say, the Puyallup gun show (which deals swiftly with people who violate the rules, as this column noted here) and not involved public officials or an Obama administration agency, would that be a front page headline story, above the fold, in every newspaper in the country? While American gun shows, conducted by organizations like the Washington Arms Collectors, are almost invariably smeared as the source of guns for criminals, the Evergreen State’s contribution to Mexican violence over the past several years (detailed here by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns) has declined, apparently to the chagrin of the Seattle Weekly, which has reported:"

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

Rick Santorum: Sharia 'is evil'

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Rick Santorum on Friday asserted that Sharia law has no place in America.

“Jihadism is evil and we need to say what it is,” he said at the Strafford County Lincoln-Reagan dinner, remarks that show how the former Pennsylvania senator continues to establish himself as the candidate most-aligned with the Republican Party’s conservative base.

“We need to define it and say what it is. And it is evil. Sharia law is incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution.”

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Tennessee Williams’s 100th Birthday, Marked in Columbus, Miss.

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“DO you know what Spring Pilgrimage is?” asked Brenda Caradine, the chairwoman of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration in Columbus, Miss. “It’s when you Yankees come down South to see our antebellum homes and we take back your money.”
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By turns coquettish and tender, Ms. Caradine, who also runs the Amzi Love Home, a restored 1848 home that now functions as a B&B, is just one of many personalities in the playwright’s hometown who might as well have been created by Williams himself.

Williams would have turned 100 this month, and towns and cities around the country are hosting fetes in his honor, but none more fittingly than Columbus, the playwright’s birthplace and his home until age 7. This year, the birthday celebration (March 24 to 27) coincides in part with the town’s Spring Pilgrimage (March 28 to April 9), the event that Ms. Caradine referred to, which is traditionally held during the azalea bloom.

Via Ann, Belle Grove
Only fitting to post this video which is always on the right side of my site.

Boeing 727 House In Costa Rica

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