Quotas In The Name of “Diversity”?

Conyers wants Haiti relief official demoted over diversity deficit – TheHill.com

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) has called on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to demote the official coordinating Haiti relief efforts for not having enough minority staffers.

As if we needed any reminder that Conyers (and the rest of the CBC) are nothing but race pimps.

Let’s see what Hillary does.

Iowahawk Gathers The (Barely) Rejected Stories About The Ft Hood Shootings

Big Hollywood Headline Roundup: Troubled American Psychiatrist Allegedly Turns Gun on Warmongers at Ft. Hood

Iowahawk had gathered the first submissions of various newspaper stories in different markets. Most were heavily changed before publication, others not so much.

As usual, Iowahawk provides the answers to questions we never asked, but wish we had.

(Danger! Satire being used on site. May be harmful to those who take themselves much too seriously)

Political Correctness Kills!

My Way News – Some predicted trouble from Fort Hood’s Maj. Hasan

Danquah assumed the military’s chain of command knew about Hasan’s doubts, which had been known for more than a year to classmates at the Maryland graduate military medical program. His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan’s “anti-American propaganda,” but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal complaint.

Unfortunately Political Correctness is very strong in the Military bureaucracy. Any critical statement about a minority runs a real risk of ending the career of the speaker. The officer corps is especially susceptible to this. One mention in an OER is enough to doom an officer. So they’re very risk-adverse.

So, because it is more dangerous to point out shortcomings of protected minorities than it is to just push them off on some other unit, we get this.

From the Mudville Gazette, The Fallen

Profiling: Behind The Doors Of The Ivory Tower.

iowahawk: Cambridge Police Profiling Still A Grim Reality for Harvard Faculty Assholes

When I first learned of the arrest of my colleague Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates after he stood up to the fascist jackboots of a declasse, ill-educated Cambridge police officer, I was of course angered — but scarcely shocked. L’Affaire Gates simply aired, in public, the dirty 100-thread-count table linen of an American culture where Harvard faculty assholes still face a daily struggle against profiling, abuse, and insolence.

It will come as no surprise that Skip’s arrest was the talk of the Douchebag Room at the Harvard Faculty Club last Friday. I and a group of colleagues had assembled for our weekly lunch; I opted for their competently-prepared Ahi Tuna Tartare and an amusing glass of ’05 Hospices de Beaune Premier Cru Cuvee Cyrot-Chaudron. I had noticed that the Franz Fanon Memorial Booth — Skip’s long-reserved lunch spot — was uncharacteristically empty, and asked our waiter Sergio for an explanation.

“Professor Skeep, he no is come today,” said Sergio. “I tink he is in the jail.”

Our table exchanged knowing glances, for we knew immediately that Skip was only the latest victim of a system that singles out the Harvard faculty asshole for stigmatization and unequal justice. It is a system that all of us knew too well, and provided an opportunity for an open conversation about our shared experiences as Harvard faculty assholes in America while waiting for Sergio to bring the dessert cart.

We all know of the really, really, really, incredibly important member of the Harvard Faculty who was cruelly harassed by an out of control police thug when he was caught breaking into his own home. But now Iowahawk reveals the sordid secrets of profiling in academia.

People Scamming The System? I’m Shocked!

Child care loopholes lead to easy money

[A] young woman has tapped into a home-based money-making operation that netted her and her three sisters more than half a million in taxpayer dollars since 2006.And they did it with the blessing of the state.

All four had been in-home child-care providers. Collectively they have 17 children. For years, the government has paid them to stay home and care for each other’s children.

None of the women are married and this one have five kids under nine years. The fathers are never mentioned.

Her sisters also have numerous children. They swap them back and forth and collect money from the State as “Child-care Providers.” They make thousands to stay home and look after each other’s kids.

These are the same people who are normally characterized as too dim to get an education and who need other allowances because the “legacy of slavery” has so deeply affected them.

Bullshit!! They can figure out how to scam the assistance programs with no problem. They’re not dumb.

Great! Another Novel For Grievence Mongers and Guilt-Ridden Liberals

Book Review – ‘A Mercy,’ by Toni Morrison – Review – NYTimes.com

In this American Eden, you get two original sins for the price of one — the near extermination of the native population and the importation of slaves from Africa — and it’s not hard to spot the real serpents: those creatures Lina calls “Europes,” men whose “whitened” skins make them appear on first sight to be “ill or dead,” and whose great gifts to the heathens seem to be smallpox and a harsh version of Christianity with “a dull, unimaginative god.”

Just what we need.