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Archive for November 12th, 2009

SCARY STUFF

Obama Administration Intends to Purge Republicans From the Civil Service

From Red State

Remember how the Democrats reacted when the Bush Administration started replacing U.S. Attorneys? At least they were actually political appointees employed at the will and whim of the President.

Via Instapundit comes word that the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to purge the federal government of Republican civil servants all in the name of purify the federal bureaucracy.

You can read the OPM memo here.

It is a typical Washington process that many political appointees are able to take jobs within the civil service once their political appointment expires — usually at the conclusion of one administration. What often happens as well is Congressional staffers, before an election or shortly thereafter, will move over to the Executive Branch placed into the civil service, in effect, by appointment.

So, for example, when George Bush became President in 2001, a number of Clinton political appointees became civil service employees. As a result, they became subject to civil service hiring and firing rules, which meant they could no longer be replaced simply for having been a Democratic appointee.

Barack Obama is changing that. He intends to purge all Republicans from the federal bureaucracy retroactive to five years ago.

Under his new rules, made retroactive for five years, the Office of Personnel Management will examine civil service employees who got their start as political appointees in the Bush administration and terminate those employees. The order is retroactive to 2004, that moment when a number of Republican congressional staffers and others sought to embed into the second Bush administration right after the election. [emphasis mine]

According to John Berry, the Director of OPM:

Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. OPM will review these proposed appointments to ensure they comply with merit system principles and applicable civil service laws. I have delegated decisionmaking authority over these matters to career Senior Executives at OPM to avoid any hint of political influence.

The memorandum goes on to apply this change to civil servants who were political appointees in the last five years, in effect freezing these employees out of other positions, denying them promotions, and forcing them out of their jobs.

No one is allowed to stand in the way of Barack Obama’s agenda, including his own bureaucracy. This is what happens in third world kleptocracies and totalitarian regimes.

This is scary stuff.

Just for perspective: remember the Democrats threatened to throw Bush administration people in jail for firing United States Attorneys who happened to be Democrats. In that case, it was clear as crystal that U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President and he can fire them whenever he wants.

In this case, these people are now civil service employees who do not serve at the pleasure of the President and cannot be fired just because they are Republicans. In fact, the law is very clear on that point.

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NEA Website Promotes Communist Guide Books for the Violent Overthrow of the U.S. Government

By Jerry A. Kane

The NEA’s (National Education Association, a.k.a. Nefarious Elitist Asses’) recommended reading list includes two books by Brother O mentor and communist community organizer Saul Alinsky that advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.

The Democrat-controlled teachers’ union praises Alinsky’s Reveille for Radicals and Rules for Radicals as “an inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!”

The following book quotations are from the NEA website:

“The Radical does not sit frozen by cold objectivity. He sees injustice and strikes at it with hot passion. He is a man of decision and action.

“Society has good reason to fear the Radical. Every shaking advance of mankind toward equality and justice has come from the Radical. He hits, he hurts, he is dangerous. Conservative interests know that while Liberals are most adept at breaking their own necks with their tongues, Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives…. He will fight conservatives whether they are business or labor leaders.

Radicals precipitate the social crisis by action – by using power… The Radical recognizes that constant dissension and conflict is and has been the fire under the boiler of democracy. He firmly believes in that brave saying of a brave people, “Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!”

The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people… That is the reason why Radicals, although frequently embarking upon revolutions, have rarely resorted to personal terrorism.” [emphasis mine]

The union of Nefarious Elitist Asses uses taxpayer dollars to praise radicalism, promote communism, and implant progressive, humanist values in public education curriculums.

In truth, the union of Nefarious Elitist Asses has been waging an ideological war in the public schools against America’s free market principles and Judeo-Christian tradition since 1918.

Samuel L. Blumenfeld aptly identifies the NEA as a “Trojan Horse” in American Education:

“A child in an American public school is little more than a guinea pig in a psych lab, manipulated by a trained “change-agent.” All of this is being done with billions of federal dollars in the greatest scam in human history. If Americans put up with this much longer, they will deserve the ruin they are paying for.”

Blumenfeld’s warning of ruination is sorely needed. For if Americans don’t stop the union of Nefarious Elitist Asses’ from indoctrinating public school children, they will definitely deserve the workers’ “paradise” that awaits them.  

I.M. Kane

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WHAT LEFTISTS DO

What Leftists Do

Prof busted in Columbia gal ‘punch’

By Perry Chiaramonte, Beth Stebner, Jeremy Olshan, and Sarah Makuta

A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations, cops said yesterday.

Police busted Lionel McIntyre, 59, for assault yesterday after his bruised victim, Camille Davis, filed charges.

McIntyre and Davis, who works as a production manager in the school’s theater department, are both regulars at Toast, a popular university bar on Broadway and 125th Street, sources said.

The professor, who is black, had been engaged in a fiery discussion about “white privilege” with Davis, who is white, and another male regular, who is also white, Friday night at 10:30 when fists started flying, patrons said.

McIntyre, who is known as “Mac” at the bar, shoved Davis, and when the other patron and a bar employee tried to break it up, the prof slugged Davis in the face, witnesses said.

“The punch was so loud, the kitchen workers in the back heard it over all the noise,” bar back Richie Velez, 28, told The Post.

“I was on my way over when he punched Camille and she fell on top of me.”

The other patron involved in the dispute said McIntyre then took a swing at him after he yelled, “You don’t hit a woman!”

“He knocked the glasses right off my face,” said the man, who would only give his first name as “Shannon.”

“The punch came out of nowhere. Mac was talking to us about white privilege and what I was doing about it — apparently I wasn’t doing enough.”

McIntyre had squabbled with Davis several weeks earlier over issues involving race, witnesses said. As soon as the professor threw the punch Friday, server Rob Dalton and another employee tossed him out.

“It was a real sucker punch,” Dalton said. “Camille’s a great lady, always nice to everybody, and doesn’t deserve anything like this.”

Davis was spotted wearing sunglasses yesterday to conceal the black eye. Reached at her Columbia office, she declined to comment on the alleged attack.

McIntyre was released without bail at his arraignment last night.

“It was a very unfortunate event,” he said afterwards. “I didn’t mean for it to explode the way it did.”

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When is Discrimination a Good Thing? When You’re Discriminating Between Muslims and Islamists

By Rhonda Robinson

In the wake of 911, the White House went to great measure to assure the Islamic community that America was not at war with Muslims. To the extent, that it initiated a campaign to entice Muslims to join our military. West Point, along with other service academies and military installations, opened prayer rooms and recruited Imams. Non-Muslim officers and pentagon officials, along with the Bush White House, began celebrating Muslim holidays.

President Obama, on his recent apology tour, announced a “new beginning” with the Muslim world in his Cairo speech. Repairing our relations with the Muslim world was one of Obama’s presidential goals.

Yet here we are today, grieving the loss of our service men and women who were murdered, where they should have been safe. By a man who should have healed them.

And still the politically correct pipers continue to lull us to sleep as political Islam (Islamists) settle into our beds.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director, Nihad Awad, and Hamas supporter, told Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, he found it disturbing that Maj. Nidal Hasan’s religion was an issue in reports by the United States’ press.

Awad:  “Even if this guy uttered the word “‘Allahu Akbar’ or God is great.”

Matthews injected:  “Right before the shooting.”

Awad:  “Yeah, so what?”

 

Muslims in the US Military – MSNBC Hardball

Matthews first guest to speak on behalf of the Muslim community was a shinning example of how the Left wraps political Islam in the cloak of religion, thereby insulating America’s enemies from criticism and shielding them any kind of close examination.

Then we have General Casey say: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

Not only has the Army failed to recognize the diversity within the Muslim community, (the difference between a political Islamist and a Muslim) but in its blind allegiance to follow the code of political correctness it can no longer recognize our enemy–political Islam.

Matthew’s most recent Muslim guest to speak on the Ft. Hood massacre was Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) President, and outspoken critic of political Islam, who warned:

“We have to be careful that political correctness is driving us away from protecting ourselves from the enemy within and from the enemy from abroad. And there is a political ideology that has massed itself within a theology that I love, but we can’t deny. It’s time for Muslims to stop complaining and stop being victims and say you know what, we have to start from within combating. No different from the time of the American Revolution, they determined that there were Christians that were part of the Church of England that were enemies of America and there Christians that believed in a country based on the establishment clause. And based on freedom and liberty that were about what the West was about. And that’s what we really need to start to make that distinction.”

American Muslims, who enjoy the freedom to worship as they please, must also learn to embrace the separation of mosque and state. Lest their freedom, one day be in jeopardy by the same radicals they are too quick to protect.

If our military has any hope of maintaining its “diversity” so cherished by Gen. Casey, it will have to abandon the path of political correctness, and learn how to tell the Islamist enemy from a Muslim soldier.

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