A Democratic National Committee (DNC) tour bus driver decided to dump all the vehicle’s human waste contents into a storm drain in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
And here I thought it was the Republicans who wanted dirty air and dirty water. I thought Democrats cared about the environment.
When police arrived on the scene, there was toilet paper strewn about on the road, and an accompanying foul smell. A local business manager Mike Robins snapped a few pictures of the DNC tour bus, and in the images, liquid can be seen leaking from the side of the bus.
A hazardous materials team showed up to collect as much of the filth in the surrounding area before it entered the storm drain.
Mr. Robins who witnessed photo-documented the event sounded off: “I don’t care who you are. I don’t care if you’re Hillary Clinton. I don’t care if you’re Donald Trump. I don’t care who you are, you don’t throw human waste down a storm drain.”
“Waste water just dumping all out in the street, poured out in the storm drain, and at this time I’ve got my cell phone out, and I’m taking pictures, ’cause I don’t care who you are,” he said. “That’s just wrong.”
CBS46 reached out to the Democratic National Committee for comment. Here was their response:
“This was an honest mistake and we apologize to the Lawrenceville community for any harm we may have caused. We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again. Furthermore, the DNC will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state officials to determine the best course of corrective action.”
Yes, in Hillary Clintonesque fashion, they’re claiming they didn’t know it was a violation to try to dump solid and liquid human waste down a storm drain, causing it and toilet paper to be splattered all around the road, and resulting in an objectionable aroma. Doing what they did was an arrestable offense. But I bet their defense will be that while they may have been “extremely careless,” they had no criminal intent.
Anyone else illegally dumping human waste in a storm drain would go to jail. My guess is that the DNC will get a pass.
According to CBS46, “Gwinnett County’s storm water department is now involved in the investigation along with the State Environment Protection Division.”
The Democratic presidential nominee explained she has had African-American friends for most of her life, including two black female chiefs of staff.
“They’ve supported me, they’ve chastised me, they’ve raised issues with me, they’ve tried to expand my musical tastes,” Clinton said. “So we’ve had – we’ve had a lot of, we’ve had a lot of great, great times because of our friendships. So I can’t really pick one conversation out of, you know, 50 years of conversations.”
That answer may have sounded nice, but it was nothing more than pandering, according to Bill Clinton’s childhood friend Dolly Kyle.
“Hillary doesn’t do anything from a genuine human perspective,” Kyle said. “She is scripted entirely.”
Like virtually all modern Democrats, the Clintons try to portray themselves and their party as champions of racial equality.
However, the truth is far different. The Democratic Party has a long history of institutional racism and Bill and Hillary Clinton have continued that racist tradition, although much of the public does not know it.
For example, although the Clintons may smile in the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s face, behind his back they call him “that G**damned n*gger,” she reported.
In 1974, Hillary erupted at Bill’s campaign manager, Paul Fray, calling him “you f**king Jew bastard.”
When Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, he was sued multiple times by groups of minorities, both blacks and Hispanics, for violating the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He lost every time.
Kyle explained the Delta area of Arkansas has an overwhelmingly black population, yet as of the 1980s, the voters had not elected a black representative to the Arkansas state legislature in hundreds of elections. This was because the district had been gerrymandered to dilute the black vote.
“Black people sued Billy and other state officials,” Kyle wrote. “Blacks won. The district’s lines were redrawn under court order to something more equitable so that blacks might have a chance to elect one of their own to serve in the Arkansas legislature.”
In nearby Crittenden County, a black Democrat named Ben McGee won his party’s primary for a seat in the Arkansas state legislature in 1988. However, Gov. Bill Clinton tried to replace McGee with a white Democratic candidate of his choice. That case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the court ruled 8-0 against Clinton.
The Clintons did not just discriminate against black people; they singled out Hispanics as well. Three years after Bill’s half-brother Roger went to prison for drug dealing, then-Gov. Clinton gave Arkansas state troopers the authority to stop and search any vehicle that looked like it might be carrying illegal drugs.
“Specifically, the troopers were to stop and search cars driven by Hispanics, especially those cars with Texas license plates,” Kyle wrote.
When Bill Clinton was sued in federal court for this antidrug program, the judge ruled it was unconstitutional. However, Bill threw one of his “infamous temper tantrums,” according to Kyle, and threatened to renew the Hispanic profiling program anyway.
“A few years later, without targeting Hispanics directly, Billy gave the Arkansas state troopers the right to stop and search any car at their discretion,” Kyle wrote. “Subtle, huh?”
Clinton racism sometimes took even subtler forms. Kyle noted Bill and Hillary have always fostered and exploited a “plantation mentality” focused on black people.
According to Kyle, “If you are a person of any color who believes that the government owes you a place to live and food to eat and a monthly stipend to buy clothing, electronics, and cars, then you have adopted a plantation mentality.”
The benefit of this mentality, of course, is that the Clintons receive an overwhelming share of the black vote even when they are not truly helping black people. Even though Clinton’s 1996 welfare reform law had a negative impact on the black community, many blacks still celebrated the cool, saxophone-playing Clinton as “America’s first black president.”
Furthermore, Kyle pointed out Clinton’s “three strikes and you’re out” law led to the near lifelong incarceration of thousands of African American men.
“More than 150,000 inmates are serving life sentences largely because of the Clinton ‘three strikes’ rule,” Kyle wrote. “It did not matter if the crimes were petty ones such as drug possession or major felonies like armed robbery.”
She noted if a defendant was white and wealthy, there was rarely a third strike. Poor blacks, on the other hand, were not so lucky. But their incarceration did allow Clinton to claim unemployment was down, mostly because prisoners are not counted as unemployed.
Kyle said the media are uninterested in reporting examples of Clinton racism for the same reason they are uninterested in most Clinton scandals – they love the Clintons and have been protecting them for decades. Because the media wish to protect the Clintons, it will be hard to spread the truth about their racism.
Kyle believes black preachers may hold the key to educating the black community about the Clintons, but so far they have been dropping the ball.
“It’s unfortunate that the preachers in so many of the black churches are linking with the Clintons for many historical reasons, and a lot of people in the black community take their cues from the preachers on Sunday,” she lamented.
Kyle acknowledged it will be difficult to get African Americans to abandon Hillary Clinton in large numbers, but she draws encouragement from the black people she speaks to about the Clintons.
“My experience has been that every African American person with whom I had conversations in the past couple of months has been quite open to hearing about the racial discrimination lawsuits and about the Clintons’ racial epithets against African Americans, as well as Jews,” she said.
Kyle said it’s mostly younger blacks who have been open to her message, but some older blacks have heeded her warning as well.
“Three different older African American women told me that their nieces had been telling them these things, and now they were going to pay more attention to it,” she relayed. “So I’m happy to see that they’re open to learning the truth about the Clintons.”
With the midterm elections just over 300 days away, nervous Democrats reeling from the Obamacare debacle are hoping a big push to raise the minimum wage will be the silver bullet that will spare them from the historic losses they suffered in 2010.
Democrats and unions are busy working to get minimum wage initiatives on state ballots in the hopes of creating an electoral “minimum wage magnet” to attract low-income, minority, and union voters to the polls.
Seven minimum wage facts, however, may diminish Democrats’ high hopes.
1. Just 2.8% of American workers earn at or below the minimum wage.
The U.S. Department of Labor says 1.6 million people make the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Another 2 million earn below that rate, such as restaurant servers who make tips in addition to a lower base hourly wage which, according to U.S. News and World Report, “in many cases actually puts them significantly above the minimum wage in reality, if not officially.” That means in a nation of 317 million people, just 3.6 million (1.1%) make at or below the minimum wage. As a share of the U.S. workforce, just 2.8% of people working make minimum wage.
2. Half of all minimum wage workers are 16 to 24 years old.
According to the Department of Labor, “minimum wage workers tend to be young,” and “about half of those paid the Federal minimum wage or less” are below age 25. Many of these are students working while in school or teenagers with part-time or summer jobs. That means half of the people most affected by a minimum wage hike are among those least likely to show up at the polls to vote, especially in a midterm election year. Indeed, minimum wage workers who are 16 and 17 years old are not even legally eligible to vote.
3. Labor workers already make well above the minimum wage.
Democrats and unions hoping labor workers will be energized by a minimum wage bump will be sad to know that laborers in every single sector of what the government calls “production and nonsupervisory employees”—like manufacturing, construction, mining, retail, transportation, etc.—already earn well above the minimum wage. In fact, in November 2013, the government reported that the average hourly labor wage across all industries was $20.31—a figure nearly three times the federal minimum wage. And as the unions themselves boast, a union member’s annual salary is already $10,400 higher than a non-union worker.
4. Even those who support minimum wage hikes concede it could kill jobs.
Many economists and conservatives point to the body of economic literature that shows minimum wage increases kill jobs and simply encourage companies to pass along the added cost in the form of higher prices. But even ardent supporters like socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, who recently helped pass a $15 minimum wage in the SeaTac, Washington, concede the move could spawn job losses. “There may be a few jobs lost here and there, but the fact is, if we don’t fight for this, then the race to the bottom will continue,” said Sawant.
5. Minorities and the poor are hit hardest by the minimum wage. Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman famously noted that “the most anti-black law on the books of this land is the minimum wage law.” Higher wages mean employers seek higher, more skilled workers. That, said Friedman, puts those with disproportionately less education and experience at a significant disadvantage when looking to put their foot on the first rung of the employment ladder.
6. Even progressives concede the minimum wage is no panacea for America’s economic woes.
President Barack Obama’s former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Economic Advisers Christina Romer says, “economic analysis raises questions about whether a higher minimum wage will achieve better outcomes for the economy and reduce poverty.” As a result, says Romer, “most economists prefer other ways to help low-income families.” Similarly, progressive Daily Beast writer Jamelle Bouie says while he supporters the move, “the minimum wage is a Band-Aid for wage stagnation and income inequality” and “doesn’t make up for our sluggish economy and weak labor market.”
7. 21 states already have minimum wages that are higher than the federal $7.25/hr rate.
Just last week, 13 states boosted their minimum wage rates above the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25/hr. That means 21 states now already have minimum wages that exceed the federal rate.
For these reasons and more, Republicans see Democrats’ minimum wage tactic as a desperate attempt to run from the Obama record.
“If I had a dollar for every time Democrats thought their issue of the week was going to be their pathway to victory, I would have enough money to pay taxpayers back all the money that was wasted on the broken Obamacare website,” said Republican Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek.
They were for it before they were against it and now, some of the country’s most powerful union leaders are expressing their full disapproval of ObamaCare.
The leaders of three major U.S. unions, including the highly influential Teamsters, have sent a scathing letter to Democratic leaders in Congress, warning that unless changes are made, President Obama’s health care reform plan will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
If that’s not bad enough, the Affordable Care Act, if not modified, will “destroy the very health and well being of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans,” the letter says.
The letter, signed by Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, UFCW President Joseph Hansen and UNITE-HERE President D. Taylor, comes after companies have cut worker hours in order to avoid reaching the 50 full-time employee threshold requiring a business to provide health insurance through government exchanges under ObamaCare. Union leaders are reminding Democrats, not Republicans, about why they originally supported a healthcare overhaul and are expressing buyer’s remorse.
When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.
Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.
Now this vision has come back to haunt us.
Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration, seeking reasonable regulatory interpretations to the statute that would help prevent the destruction of non-profit health plans. As you both know first-hand, our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with a stone wall by the White House and the pertinent agencies. This is especially stinging because other stakeholders have repeatedly received successful interpretations for their respective grievances. Most disconcerting of course is last week’s huge accommodation for the employer community—extending the statutorily mandated “December 31, 2013” deadline for the employer mandate and penalties.
Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been asked to move forward with “fixes” to the healthcare law, or in other words, unions want more waivers.
The very complaints union leaders are bringing to the table now about ObamaCare are the same warnings conservatives and businesses gave before the legislation was signed into law in 2010. Hopefully it won’t be long before unions are calling for full repeal.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters had a dire prediction for America about sequestration, claiming that 170 million jobs would be lost as a result of the across-the-board cuts. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are only about 140 million jobs in the whole country.
During a press conference on February 28, Waters told reporters of a visit by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who told members of congress that sequestration is not the optimal way to cut the federal budget.
Talking of Bernanke’s comments, Waters claimed that “if sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback. We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these jobs losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost.”
However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-9, Selected Employment Indicators, in January of 2013 there were 141,614 million jobs in the current American economy.
Using Waters’ math, the US would lose about 30 million more jobs than it had to start with.
Maxine Waters was selected to be her party’s senior member on the Financial Services committee in December.
In 2008, Barack Obama pushed “Hope and Change.” Not a bad slogan until we all found out what he hoped to change: more taxes, an economic policy that’s strangling our economy, control of our healthcare, liberal Supreme Court judges, redefining marriage, full support of abortion, unconstitutional Executive Orders by the truck load, trampling on religious rights, diminished support for our international interests, seeming indifference to radical Islam’s terrorist agenda, and much, much more.
Now that President Obama could be on the verge of losing the election, he’s trying to energize his base with a possible preview of what’s in store for the nation. At a campaign rally in Springfield, Ohio, President Obama told the crowd that booed when he mentioned Mitt Romney, “Obama said, “No, no, no. Don’t boo, vote. Voting is the best revenge.”
Revenge? Revenge for what? Against whom? What is he planning?
He wants four more years to do what hasn’t worked for the past four years. If Obama and the Democrats can’t be defeated on Tuesday considering what the President has done to our nation in the past for years, we are in deep, deep trouble.
Senior Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett is now being quoted as having recently said:
“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve.
There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”
To us, this election has been about ideas and a debate over ideologies. To them, this election has been about who has more power…and apparently revenge!
This is not the year to stay home. Get out and vote!
Former Democratic New York Mayor Ed Koch recently expressed disappointment in President Obama’s treatment of Israel, telling a Jewish crowd last weekend that no one “can rightfully say that President Obama is the best president” for Israel.
“I hope to move the president in further support of Israel,” Koch told a largely Jewish audience on Sunday during The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies’ national conference in New York City. “I hope to change him.”
Koch, a frequent critic of the Obama administration’s policies toward Israel, said Obama could allay the Jewish community’s concerns by simply stating that the United States will no longer tolerate Iranian aggression.
“All of this could be wiped out in terms of bitterness if the president were just to say an attack by Iran on Israel will be perceived by the U.S. as an attack on the U.S., and we will respond militarily,” Koch said, according to video of the event.
A respected Democratic voice on the Jewish speaking circuit, Koch’s comments indicate that the White House has failed to woo one its principal Jewish critics as Election Day draws near.
With the Jewish community poised to play a critical role in several key swing states, Koch’s public attacks on the president could become a thorn in Obama’s side.