Lancaster County Considers Ending HRC

Lancaster County Considers Ending HRC — Lancaster County is pondering making a leap for progress by getting rid of its human relations commission. The county is proposing rescinding a 1991 law giving its HRC enforcement powers. This would eliminate the nine-member commission and save the taxpayer about $470,000 per year.

The dino media is predictably outraged. LancasterOnline.Com, the website for Lancaster Newspapers Inc., carries a hand-wringing article about how eliminating it would’ve kept a teacher from getting back a security deposit because she hadn’t realized before she signed the lease that a relative of the previous tenant had smoked.

Oh, the humanity.

Human relations commissions were born in the era of civil rights with the honorable goal of helping blacks overcome commercial discrimination. Now, as earlier noted the real problems facing blacks were not bigoted shopkeepers but government — laws, or their non-enforcement — that prevented blacks from competing with whites or white-owned business from pursing blacks as employees or customers; along with strange and pervasive concepts held as scientific facts and taught in our leading academic institutions that blacks were genetically inferior and must be subject to segregation and, well, even elimination.

Still, those first human relations commissions had a noble goal. The problem came when those who live to rule others realized that expanding the definition of those needing protection was a great way of expanding their own power and acquiring wealth. Disability laws were passed and life got harder for the small business-owner as the bureaucrats found new excuses to harass them. Circa 1993, for instance, every newspaper in the state received a notice from the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission warning them that accepting classified real estate ads containing phrases such as “walk-in closet” or “spectacular view” would subject them to investigation and possible penalties. Why? The former phrase discriminated against the crippled while the latter discriminated against the blind.

Really.

Most of that silliness has been shaken out but the mind-set remains of those who man these bodies and the fewer mandarins with which we must deal the happier almost all of us will be.

Even if it means having to open a window to air out the apartment.

So may Lancaster County succeed in its quest to progress to greater freedom and commonsense.

Lancaster County Considers Ending HRC

Swarthmore Celeb Author Likes His Quiet In Wasilla

Swarthmore Celeb Author Likes His Quiet In Wasilla — Expose author Joe McGinniss, whose HQ was once for many years Swarthmore, Pa. has moved his base to Wasilla, Alaska right next door to Sarah Palin.

McGinniss was a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin (the original one), then a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer before hitting the big time in 1969 with the Selling Of The President, which described the marketing techniques used in the successful Nixon campaign the year before. He is best known for his true crime books Fatal Vision, Blind Faith and Cruel Doubt, all of which became TV miniseries.

McGinniss generally portrays his subjects rather unflatteringly.

McGinniss, who has written a critical magazine piece on Mrs. Palin, is allegedly writing a book about the former Alaska governor, but perhaps his move to Alaska is really motivated by a desire for peace and privacy. McGinniss has placed “no trespassing” signs all over the rented property and has threatened at least one news crew with arrest after they showed up at his door. The Palins have compassionately erected a 14-foot-high fence between the homes on his behalf.

McGinniss does appear to have a fixation on Mrs. Palin, almost  like something of out a Robert Mitchum movie — think Cape Fear or Night of the Hunter. He bid $60,100 at a Ride 2 Recovery eBay charity auction in order to win a dinner with Mrs. Palin. His bid came in second.

Still, maybe the best way for the Palins to handle this tense situation would be to invite this strange person over for coffee and cookies. The kids don’t have to be there, just Todd, Sarah and the firearms. They could set up videocameras to record the conversation, ask McGinniss a lot of personal questions and make sure he doesn’t get a copy of the tape.

OTOH, the fence works pretty well too.

Here is what Mrs. Palin has to say about it.

Swarthmore Celeb Author Likes His Quiet In Wasilla

Allee Bautsch Beating Politically Motivated

Allee Bautsch Beating Politically Motivated —  PatDollard.Com is reporting that New Orleans police have confirmed that the attack on Allee Bautsch and  Joe Young was politically motivated.

The attack occurred, Friday night, after Miss Bautsch and Young were leaving a restaurant in New Orleans that had been the site of a Republican rally and was the target of picketing by Democrat Party supporters.

Miss Bautsch and Young, her boyfriend, were followed from the restaurant and badly beaten. Miss Bautsch suffered a broken leg and Young, a broken nose and jaw.

Miss Bautsch is the campaign finance director for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is a Republican.

Allee Bautsch Beating Was Politically Motivated Miss Bautsch is the campaign finance director for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is a Republican.

Allee Bautsch Beating Politically Motivated

GOP Activist, Boyfriend Brutally Beaten After Rally

GOP Activist, Boyfriend Brutally Beaten After Rally — Allee Bautsch, the petite blonde who is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign finance director, and her boyfriend were brutally attacked after leaving a Republican Party rally, Friday night.

Miss Bautsch received a broken leg and is facing a recovery time of two to three months. Her boyfriend, Joe Brown, received a concussion and fractured nose and jaw.

The rally was held at Brennan’s, a restaurant in New Orleans, and was the subject of a protest by a crowd of leftists. The beating occurred several blocks from the restaurant.

TheHayride.Com, a website that covers Louisiana politics, has found evidence that indicates the couple were targeted and followed because they were wearing Sarah Palin pins.

Update: The Hayride reported at 2:15 p.m., today, April 13, that Gov. Jindal‘s office says the couple were not wearing Palin pins.

GOP Activist, Boyfriend Brutally Beaten After Rally

GOP Activist, Boyfriend Brutally Beaten After Rally

Left To Play Pretend To Try To Blemish Tea Party

Left To Play Pretend To Try To Blemish Tea Party — If you should see some misspelled sign praising Hitler at the next Tea Party event or hear some obnoxious racial epitaph it appears the source will far more likely  be a college professor and socialist sympathizer than an actual Tea Party supporter.

Opponents of free speech and honest dissent are claiming on a website called CrashTheTeaParty.Org to have infiltrated Tea Party meetings and plan to “act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their leastappealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TVinterviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America anddamage the public’s opinion of them.  We will also use the insideinformation that we have gained in order to disrupt and derail theirplans.”

Left To Play Pretend To Try To Blemish Tea Party

 

Appeals Court Continues Torment For Marine Dad

Albert Snyder of York, Pa. lost his son Matthew, a Marine lance corporal, in Iraq on March 3, 2006. Matthew was 20. Matthew’s funeral was held seven days later at St. John’s Catholic Church in Westminster, Md., where he grew up.

A Kansas-based religious cult called the Westboro Baptist Church, most of whose 60 or so members are related to founder Fred Phelps by either blood or marriage, hates America because it perceives it as being overly tolerant of homosexuals. It has taken to picketing the funerals of military personnel with signs saying things such as “You’re going to hell,” “God hates you,” “Semper fi fags,” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.”

One of the funerals they picketed was Matthew’s. They then posted video of what they did on their web site.

Snyder sued Phelps, the church and other church leaders that June in U.S. District Court alleging state law tort claims of defamation, intrusion upon seclusion, publicity given to private life, civil conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Judge Richard Bennett, a Bush 43 appointee, threw out the claims of defamation and publicity given to private life but held the others for trial.

During the trial Snyder testified “I think about the sign  (Thank God for dead soldiers) every day of my life. . . . I see that sign when I lay in bed at nights. I (had) one chance to bury my son and they took the dignity away from it. I cannot re-bury my son. And for the rest of my life, I will remember what they did to me and it has tarnished the memory of my son’s last hour on earth.”

“Somebody could have stabbed me in the arm or in the back and the wound would have healed,” he said. “But I don’t think this will heal.”

He appeared visibly shaken and was often reduced to tears.

On Oct. 31, 2007, the jury ruled for Snyder awarding him $2.9 million in compensatory damages and  $8 million in punitive damages.

Well, Phelps crew appealed and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit after deciding that the First Amendment gave one the right to intrude on funerals and mock the grieving, on Friday, it not just merely overturned the jury verdict but ordered Snyder to pay $16,500 in legal fees to Phelps.

The case has been appealed to the Supreme Court.

In case, you happen to think Westboro Baptist Church is some kind of conservative organization, well, Phelps and his mob are Democrats.

In fact, Phelps Jr. hosted Al Gore at his home for a fundraiser and was a Gore delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.


Another Protestor Threatened

Another Protestor Threatened — Mike Sola lodged a protest against President Obama’s proposed health care plan at an Aug. 6 town hall sponsored by Congressman John Dingell, D-Mich. He had brought his wheelchair-bound 36-year-old son who has cerebral palsy to the meeting and demanded a direct answer as to what kind of treatment his son could expect.

When an answer was not forthcoming, things became heated and Sola and his son were escorted out.

Well, Sola now says “thugs” have located his home and delivered a threat which he has reported to police.

Sola told Fox News, Aug. 10, that “I will use every means available to me, lethal force if necessary, to protect [my son] and my wife. My wife is terrified,”

Mike Sola lodged a protest against President Obama’s proposed health care plan

Obama Supporters Assault Protesters

Obama Supporters Assault Protesters — Following President Obama’s directive to “get in their faces” and “punch back twice as hard,” his supporters attacked protesters yesterday at a town hall meeting held by St. Louis Democrat Rep. Russ Carnahan.

Kenneth Gladney, 38, an African-American who had been handing out flags with the words “Don’t Tread On Me”,  was taking to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center where he wastreated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face.

Six persons were arrested at the event, most if not all, of whom appeared to be Obama supporters.

Opponents of Obama’s plan were also reported roughed up at an event in Tampa.

Obama Supporters Assault Protesters