SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising — The 2002 Farm Bill signed by President George W. Bush expanded the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) i.e. “food stamps” to non-citizens. His administration then agreed as part of a trade deal with Mexico to advertise this perk in that nation which ended up including radio and TV advertising.

No comprende? What did he say?

That’s right, our government was on Mexican radio telling Mexicans how to get U.S. taxpayer-provided freebies.

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising
Si senor, Fritos can be bought with food stamps.

By the way these freebies don’t just include bulk grains, fresh veggies and cooking oil but things like Pepsi and Coke, Oreos and Fritos.

The service was expanded again in 2008, again signed by Dubya, and later expanded (naturally) by President Obama.

The 2014 Farm Bill passed by the Tea Party-influenced, Republican-controlled Congress put restrictions on government advertising SNAP on television and radio. This included broadcasting in Mexico.

Well heavens-to-Betsy, it is being reported that after more than a year the Agriculture Department is finally implementing this law.

Wonder if a certain political campaign might have set a little fire under their tails to finally act.

And how did this policy ever get implemented in the first place?

Note: the U.S. in 2014 budgeted $756 billion for food stamps and nutrition.

And you really think President Trump is going to have a problem cutting our deficit?

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising

Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported

Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported –For those who still think it wise to allow Muslims purportedly fleeing Syrian violence to live here, consider these stories from  last week.

Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 19, of Harrisburg,  has been charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Aziz allegedly used 57 Twitter accounts to advocate violence against the United States and to disseminate ISIS propaganda and acted as an intermediary between a person in Turkey and several well-known members of ISIS.

Note the source is the Marple Newtown Patch using information unsealed Thursday U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. This story was not given major play in the local dailies or television.

And yesterday, Dec. 18,  authorities evacuated the Walmart on Conchester Highway in the Willowbrook Shopping Center in Boothwyn, after receiving a bomb threat.

It really doesn’t take a genius to figure out that threats alone can cause havoc.

Hat tip Bob Small

Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported

Union Minimum Wage Exemption

"The gentlemen in Washington seem to genuinely believe that if they measure their penises in picas they’ll all be Jonah Falcon — in reality, their interns won’t notice any difference," Williamson wrote.   The point can't be made any better -- except maybe by the union leaders who say they will fight for their members to be paid less than minimum wage. Union Minimum Wage Exemption. Union Minimum Wage ExemptionThe Los Angeles City Council, May 19, on a 14-1 vote passed a plan to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 per hour by 2020.

The local unions are demanding to be exempt from the law.

How far labor has fallen. The message is now join us and  we will fight to get you below minimum wage jobs.

Why they are doing this is obvious. Many businesses will no longer be profitable when forced to pay the newly mandated wages hence they will either:

  • Close
  • Move
  • Layoff workers to reach an employee level that they can afford. This means that the employees who remain will be expected to work harder for their paycheck
  • Automate.

It is feared that Hollywood is going to be especially affected.

Really stupid people are running government. Really stupid.

Money is a useful, beneficial communications tool. It is nothing more. It is not magic. It is not something to be worshiped. It does not automatically solve problems, despite what the progressive and “social justice” warrior types think.

Kevin D. Williamson of National Review, who once edited the Main Line Times, spells it out wonderfully in his article Bernie Sanders’s Dark Age Economics, which concerns the Vermont senator’s plan for a national minimum wage.

“The gentlemen in Washington seem to genuinely believe that if they measure their penises in picas they’ll all be Jonah Falcon — in reality, their interns won’t notice any difference,” Williamson wrote.
The point can’t be made any better — except maybe by the union leaders who say they will fight for their members to be paid less than minimum wage.
Union Minimum Wage Exemption is sought.
Union Minimum Wage Exemption is wanted.

Union Minimum Wage Exemption is desired.

Chink In Armor Is Political Correctness

Chink In Armor Is Political Correctness, and Al Franken writer of ethnic slurs
Sen. Al Franken, writer of ethnic slurs

The United States Army tweeted, yesterday, Jan. 30, “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say” which referred to this news release which, then, had a similar headline.

Notice it has changed.

Why? Because various public-school educated idiots took to Twitter expressing outrage over what they thought was an ethnic slur and even bigger idiots caved in to them.

A nation that fails to defend truth is a nation in trouble and the truth is that   only an attention-seeker or an idiot would call “chinks” as was used by the Army in that context an ethnic insult.

Here is an example of “chinks” as used as an ethnic insult: “A Chink is always a Gook, but a Gook isn’t always a Chink”

You know who wrote those words? Sen. Al Franken.

If the grievance mongers want to make themselves useful they should demand that he resigns.

Hat tip Steve Kruiser at PJMedia.com

Chink In Armor Is Political Correctness

Colleen Bell Named Ambassador To Hungary

A woman named Colleen Bell was picked by President Obama to be America’s ambassador to Hungary and was confirmed by the still Democrat-controlled Senate, yesterday, Dec. 2.

The vote was 52-42.

Here is her application essay as reported by Scott Ott of PJMedia.com

Why I Want to Live in Budapest for a Year or More

by Colleen Bell

I’m “Hungary” to spend some time in Budapest (LOL) as part of the U.S. government’s Obama Bundlers Abroad program (that part’s also a joke). While I’ve never been a diplomat, I did earn a diploma in high school and college. I hope this essay is good enough to win Senate confirmation.

As a soap opera producer, I bring a world of experience to the task of serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. My show, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” is seen in more than 100 countries, so they probably know of me already.

Because of my job on the soap opera, I know more than most people do about the challenges of building solid, long-lasting, mutually-satisfying relationships — or at least about pretending to do so.

But if all I had to recommend me was a history of creating high-quality treacherous relationship stories for daytime TV, I could understand how you might be reluctant to send me overseas as the president’s emissary, and the official face of America.

So, you’ll be glad to know that I’m also a campaign bundler for the president, having raised millions of dollars to assure myself an appointment as ambassador. (Just kidding.)

My wealth of experience making phone calls to wealthy Liberals will serve me well in Budapest, as I’m sure they probably have wealthy Liberals over there too, and maybe even telephones. I even hosted a dinner for the president at my house and got Foo Fighters to perform there. If Hungarian government officials haven’t heard of Foo Fighters yet, they’re really good.

Finally, as if all of that were not enough to secure my confirmation, I’ve also been told that I’m an attractive woman. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have mentioned that, but when you’re trying to show the world America’s best face, it never hurts to actually have a nice face.

All the Best,
Colleen Bell

It should be noted that she really has donated $800,000 to Obama’s re-election.

 

Colleen Bell Named Ambassador To Hungary

Colleen Bell Named Ambassador To Hungary

CNN Says SEAL Killed Obama

CNN’s Erin Burnett did a report, Nov. 7, on the controversy about Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill going public with the claim he was the one who fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden. The banner beneath beneath kind of undercut the credibility of what she was reporting assuming the declining network has any credibility left to undercut.

CNN Says SEAL Killed Obama

No, it didn’t just run for a second. It ran for the entire piece.

And such is the state of the old journalism outfits.

CNN Says SEAL Killed Obama
CNN Says SEAL Killed Obama

Hat tip Cathy Craddock

 

Cruz Spanks Franken

Forty-nine Democrats in the U.S. Senate led by former Saturday Night Live comedy writer Al Franken of Minnesota have proposed a Constitutional amendment that would declare that First Amendment speech protection does not apply to corporations.

These brilliant (that’s sarcasm) thinkers in seeking to restrict speech just for those of whom they disapprove failed to account for the reality that just about all our news and entertainment outlets are corporations.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz spanks Franken et al as he points out that those who write and produce Saturday Night Live — which is the property of NBC which is owned by Philadelphia-based Comcast CORPORATION — could conceivably face jail time for their satirical sketches if this Democrat amendment should pass.

He does it in a rather presidential fashion too.

Here is the C-Span clip

 

Cruz Spanks Franken

Cruz Spanks Franken

Hat tip Walter Hudson at PJMedia.com

Nation Of Africa Says Biden

Nation Of Africa Says Biden

Nation Of Africa Says Biden

 

One heart beat away but we don’t care.

Still it’s worth knowing what we are getting in the event Barack Obama is impeached as he deserves to be.

Vice President Joe Biden was a speaker at today’s, Aug. 5, U.S.-Africa Business Forum hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The event was billed as the “first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum.” Here is what our Vice President said:
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That’s right. He called the Continent of Africa,  the world’s second largest and second most populous; a place with  54 fully recognized sovereign states (“countries“), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition, a nation.

The bright side is that he did not suggest that they irrigate their crops with a sports drink.

 Hat tip Jerome Hudson at DailySurge.com

Good Senator Supports Bad Bill

Good Senator Supports Bad BillPat Toomey (R-Pa) was among the senators who voted for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act,  yesterday, Nov. 7, and the bill that would  make it a federal crime to discriminate against employing gays is now before the House.

Hopefully, it dies a quick death. It’s a bad bill. In the current form, the bill does not exempt religious institutions that hold homosexuality to be sinful but even with such an exemption it would still be a bad bill.

Senator, you are a good guy but the only thing anti-discrimination laws do with regard to hiring and firing is to screw things up for the “protected category”.

The source of all anti-discrimination laws regarding employment is the civil rights movement that freed blacks from Jim Crow. Even those, while understandable, were still bad ideas.

The black experience differed from the Irish/Italian/Japanese/Jewish/everybody-whose-ancestors-did-not-come-on-the-Mayflower experience not in the existence of job discrimination but in the existence of government oppression which included acts of terror. And those other ethnic groups would go on to thrive despite the discrimination, and that would have likely happened with blacks as well once the government oppression was ended.

As it is now the protected category makes it less likely for a black to be hired. Ask yourself this: if you are an employer would, everything being equal, be more or less inclined to hire the guy you can’t easily dismiss?

And gays certainly don’t need protection with regard to hiring.

In fact, if gays do become protected by civil rights laws, I envision a whole lot of bad employees suing their employers for disciplining them who care not a whit about their sex lives. Ironically, this will make employers much more, well, thoughtful, about hiring gays.

To Toomey’s credit he attempted to add an amendment that would have exempted religious institutions. To his discredit, he voted aye anyway even though the amendment was rejected.

“I voted for final passage to help move the legislative process forward. I hope that – should the House consider this bill – it will move to improve and strengthen this measure so we can both advance equality in the workplace and protect religious liberty,” he said.

As we noted, it’s still a bad bill even with the amendment.

Good Senator Supports Bad Bill