Saturday, February 27, 2010

Whitewash Squad Hard at Work

Our new mayor clearly has the Times-Call covering his ass (which is a full-time job) - just saw yet another lubricious tongue-washing in the local fishwrap.

"Insight into a visionary leader" - please. If the Times-Call gets any more purple in their prose, they'll need kneepads.

"...courageous visions for the city" ? OH? Like fighting a plan that would help citizens add solar to their homes? (Video from council) Being insulting and rude to citizens speaking at Public Invited to Be Heard? Oh yes, that's courageous as hell.

Expanding Vance Brand airport? Are you nuts? The noise is bad enough now - but adding jets to the traffic over Longmont? Good grief. Wait till one of those ends up on Main Street (and I'm not talking about a parade either).

Longmont needs someone that cares and is excited? Well, you need look no further than the folks that stopped the Lifebridge Union Annex - we got over 6000 people to care and be excited.

There is one part of this puff-piece that I liked: the mayor supports skydiving.

I'd like to encourage him to go frequently.

Daily even.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Dishonorable Pervert

From the Denver Post:

Staffer at Windsor American Legion gets back over sex harassment
By Howard Pankratz
The Denver Post

Posted: 02/26/2010 11:25:56 AM MST
Updated: 02/26/2010 12:05:04 PM MST

A female bar manager suffered such egregious sexual harassment at the American Legion Forbes-McKay Post No. 109 in Windsor that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission said it has taken the unusual action of reversing an administrative law judge who ruled that the woman failed to prove unlawful discrimination.

The commission said it agreed with the bar manager's claims that she had been "severely sexually harassed" by Post Commander Lowell Buderus, and was fired in October 2007 because she was unwilling to participate with Buderus "in his sexual advances."

A phone number for Buderus has been disconnected and a person at the Windsor post said Buderus is no longer commander.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission said today it has awarded the woman back pay.

The commission also said it ordered the Post to cease and desist from further discriminatory practices, specifically finding that the woman had "experienced an extremely severe level of sexual harassment" and the Post's explanation for her termination was "not credible."

The Post did not follow its standard termination procedures, the commission added.

Contrary to the finding of the administrative law judge, the commission said the bar manager had met her burden of establishing a case of discrimination.

Among the commission's findings were that on the evening of July 19, 2007, Buderus came up to the woman who was seated on a barstool at the Post, put his arm around her shoulders, spoke to her in a sexually suggestive manner and began rubbing himself against her thigh.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

About that reconciliation thing...

From Say It Ain't So Already:

When You Hear Republicans Whine About Reconciliation — Remember This

Between 1981 and 2009, 22 bills have been passed through reconciliation.  Eight of the bills were initiated by a Democratic-controlled Congress.  The rest, 14, were done by a Republican-controlled Congress.  So the Republicans have used reconciliation almost twice as much as Democrats.   They have no basis upon which to complain.  It’s all an act.  Period.  End of story.
Now let’s move on.

Well said -doog

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brief political inquiry

Could someone please tell me why the Republicans are enjoying such a huge resurgence of popularity among the masses when they’re the ones keeping the Administration from doing anything constructive, automatically and mindlessly saying “No no no no no” to anything Congress or O-bomb-a tries to do? The “Tea Party” phenomenon has been shown, by numerous commentators, to be basically a crock of stupid shit embraced by political imbeciles and moral cretins, who are led around like mindless puppets by raving psychopaths whose rhetorical techniques seem to include crying like a baby, lying like Pinocchio, and fomenting as much fear and hatred as possible. And yet the “Tea-baggers” seem to be growing in strength, which presumably argues for an increasing number of political imbeciles and moral cretins deciding the movement expresses their feelings (I hesitate to credit them with thoughts or ideas). Granted, they have a lot of ammunition in the catastrophic debacle which this Administration has turned out to be, but they themselves are part of the reason for this, another part being the total spinelessness and treachery of the Dummy-crats.

Well, I said this would be brief, and I’ll keep my promise, uncharacteristic as it is for me to be brief. Just thought I’d throw that out and see if anybody would shoot it.