By John W. Lillpop
Next to income inequality and minimum wage stomach pains, the latest ailment among progressives is the growing outrage over ‘job lock,’ the condition that forces individuals to WORK, often in unflattering positions for less pay than wished for, rather than being free to follow the dreams promised by Utopian knot heads.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco is pushing Obamacare as a solution to the strictures of job lock:
“What we see is that people are leaving their jobs because they are no longer job-locked,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters after House votes Tuesday afternoon. “They are following their aspirations to be a writer; to be self-employed; to start a business. This is the entrepreneurial piece. So it’s not going to cost jobs. It’s going to shift how people make a living and reach their aspirations.”
Pelosi said she hadn’t “fully” seen the report, but, “this was one of the goals. To give people life, a healthy life, liberty to pursue their happiness. And that liberty is to not be job-locked, but to follow their passion.”
Under the Pelosi version of demented thinking, it is not nearly enough for big government to provide high-paying jobs for everyone. Indeed, government employment nannies must now be focused on providing the “right to pursue happiness,” whatever the hell that means.
Only a person of Pelosi’s limited awareness and acumen would even consider the ‘pursuit of happiness’ as a fundamental role to be subsidized by taxpayers!
Is there no limit to the insanity of the unchecked liberal mind?
Pelosi’s delusion of ‘job lock’ apparently resonates fairly strongly with the man currently occupying the Oval Office.
Indeed, it appears as though Barack Obama would rather be in quest of a career in the National Basketball Association, or vying for a gig as an ESPN sportscaster, or as a paid diplomat-caddy to golfer Tiger Woods.
Barack seems more suited for the rigors of hoops and bogeys than fighting an obnoxious Russian president, who is in the midst of a severe mid-life crises which threatens world peace and, if things escalate out of control, could tarnish the coveted Nobel Peace Prize purloined by The One after just a few days of residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Forget debt ceilings, malcontent Muslims, and obtuse Republicans! The One deserves more congeniality and the joys of lollygaging around important issues of the day, such as March Madness and the NCAA basketball brackets!
After all, its almost Spring!
To hell with job lock!
Free Barack Obama—a position that most thinking Americans would be all too willing to accommodate as soon as possible!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:13 AM
By John W. Lillpop
California has been in the political doldrums for so long that it’s as though the fate of the Golden State has become the exclusive province of far-left lunatics, and certain death for conservative values and common sense.
Consider the fact that the Democrat Party has enjoyed a super majority in the California state legislature, AND that the Governor’s mansion is presently occupied by Jerry Brown, known notoriously, but accurately, as “Moon Beam,” owing to his far-left goofiness.
The liberal stranglehold on California has been aggravated by a devastating drought which threatened to confront the state with a water crisis of a gravity last seen 500 years ago, or so.
Hideous? Hopeless? The end?
Just last week, the Democrat-fabricated god of global warming went on a coffee break for a few days and left the skies over California unguarded. As a result, it rained, rained, and continues to rain. Not enough to put the drought to rest, but enough to convince some of us that God is still in charge, and to reaffirm the fact that climate change is nothing but a lot of leftist hot air!
And then as mother nature was blessing California with gobs of wet stuff, another miracle surfaced.
As reported at the reference, corruption and crime, mainstays of the Democrat Party in California as is the case all across the nation, finally caught up with liberal rascals in Sacramento:
SACRAMENTO -- It took Democrats more than a century to win a supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature, but a pair of high-profile corruption cases has now cost them their dominating two-thirds majority in the state Senate in little more than a year.
State Sen. Ronald Calderon's decision Sunday to take a paid leave of absence while he fights federal corruption charges will eliminate the supermajority his party won in 2012, threatening the policy priorities of some Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown.
"Suddenly, Republicans have leverage they didn't have a week ago," said Bill Whalen, a former aide to Republican Gov. Pete Wilson who works as a fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. "They're now in a position to name a price, and the question is: Do they have a price in mind?"
Senate Republicans are currently considering plans to formally suspend Calderon and Wright, D-Inglewood, said Peter DeMarco, a spokesman for Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff. Wright was granted leave last week after his conviction on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud.
California law requires that proposed constitutional amendments, new taxes and fees and ballot propositions initiated by the Legislature win support from two-thirds of the lawmakers in each house. That threshold does not change when lawmakers volunteer or are forced to vacate their seats.
Bottom line: As the rain drops fall and corrupt Democrats bail, Californians are obliged to look skyward and give thanks for a desperately needed hand-out from serendipity!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 3:31 PM
By John W. Lillpop
According to Barack Obama, the world owes a huge debt of gratitude to--- America, specifically the Obama administration--- for making the world more stable---- through our spying programs.
As reported at the reference, the One said the following before the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2013, during a speech in which he justified the NSA spying programs, arguing they have helped to stabilize the world in the five years since he took office.
“As a result of this work, and the cooperation of its allies and partners, the world is more stable than it was five years ago,” the president said.”
More stable than it was five years ago, Mr. President?
In fact, over the past five years, the world has seen the following changes, brought to fruition during the abdication of leadership responsibility executed by Barack Obama:
( )Iran is five years closer to nuclear bomb;
( )Chemical weapons used in Syria;
( )Revolutions in Egypt, Libya, and other lands during Arab Spring;
( )America abandons Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving
fertile grounds for Al-Quaeda and other radical Islam groups to develop anti-American hostilities and build terrorist breeding grounds for generations to come;
( )North Korea continues to terrorize insane nuclear brinkmanship;
And to top the list, the Russians have invaded Ukraine in a military incursion that could lead to a third world war.
And you really believe the world is more stable, Mr. President?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:31 AM
Satire by John W. Lillpop
On this raw Monday morning in California, it is most disconcerting to learn that the Russian Bear, presumed dead or domesticated into docile tranquility since 1989, has been resuscitated, albeit with unsolicited assistance from Barack Obama.
Apparently, Bears do not fear retreating wimps; so what did ya’ expect?
As reported in the media:
Ukraine has mobilized for war amid warnings from NATO that Russia's annexation of Crimea "threatens peace and security in Europe".
With tension nearing boiling point, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO Secretary General, vowed the organization would stand by Ukraine, a nation of 46 million which occupies a vital strategic position between Europe and Russia.
Speaking before he chaired an emergency meeting of ambassadors from the 28 NATO member states, he said: "Russia must stop its military activities and its threats."
The United States dramatically intensified pressure on Moscow, threatening to remove Russia from the G8 club of developed economies.
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, condemned Russia for what he called an "incredible act of aggression" and threatened "very serious repercussions", including Russia's possible expulsion from the G8.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama is pre-occupied with pen and phone in the Oval Office as he sets about the difficult task of drafting an Emergency Executive Order to deal with the invasion---- of America, by Mexico, and other nations south of the US Border.
According to anonymous sources, Obama will use an Executive Order to bypass Republican racists in Congress.
The order will grant an unconditional pardon to all aliens who entered America since November, 1986, thereby, effectively ending the illegal alien crisis and putting Mexico on notice that “this is the last 40 million” invaders that will be given amnesty and US voting rights!
A special order has also been executed ordering all branches of the Executive Branch to take all necessary steps needed to make each and every illegal alien fully eligible to vote in the November, 2014 election.
What about background investigations and concerns about terrorism, patriots ask?
“We will not be bullied about by terrorists, when there is an important election to be won,” stated a high-level source who confirmed that illegal aliens will be automatically made US citizens as part of the blanket pardon.
The same source proudly pointed out the strategic brilliance employed by the president when the source said, “Illegal aliens converted into citizens via Executive Order will also be subject to immediate conscription in the US military, and placed on the borders of vulnerable Blue states to protect against Russian aggression in the homeland!”
“It’s a win-win for the White House. The Democrat Party is made 40 million or so stronger and Vladimir Putin is blocked from invading designated blue states!”
What about Red States?
"As far as Barack is concerned, Vlady can have them!"
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:46 AM
Satire by John W. Lillpop
The heavens literally opened up this week in California as it rained, rained, rained, and rained even some more as the Creator sponsored an elaborate advertising pitch for Morton’s Sale and against climate change mythology:
The deity theme: “When It Rains It Pours!”
The unexpected, unseasonable, and unlikely wet stuff sent climate change devotees and global warming scam artists scampering for cover as the Golden State struggled to avoid floods and other natural disasters which ensue when Mother Nature releases excess liquids from on high.
Fearing yet another massive publicity wound to the tenuous integrity of the climate change crowd, left-wing journalists, including the Omni-present Associated Press, sought to soothe ravaged nerves by reminding anti-science weasels on the left that a week of scattered rain drops simply cannot undo years of environmental abuse at the hands of white conservative males.
That would be as silly as claiming that you can add 30 million uninsured people to the ranks of the insured while cutting overall health care costs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Residents in three California foothill communities headed home Sunday after a powerful storm that threatened to unleash mud on neighborhoods beneath unstable hills scarred by recent wildfires.
With the storm reduced to sprinkles, residents in the Los Angeles County cities of Glendora and Azusa were allowed back into their homes. Monrovia residents were allowed back late Saturday, officials said.
The storm - the largest since 2010 - kept emergency planners and rescue crews busy, but it didn't produce enough rain to pull California out of a crippling drought that has grown to crisis proportions for the state's vast farming industry.
The precipitation will bring the Los Angeles region to about half its normal rainfall for the season, Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, told the Los Angeles Times
"This is no drought-buster, but it's a nice, fat down payment" in the water bank, he said.”
And thank you for those reassuring words, Mr. Patzert.
Viva climate change fraud!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 2:44 PM