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Monday, October 20, 2014

Hypocrite Alison Lundergan Grimes' Family Eatery Pays Low Wages Offers Dishes Named After Mom's Breasts

Hugh Jass Burgers say that fast and you will understand the them of the eatery run by Alison Lundergan Grimes' family. While the Democratic Party Candidate talks about raising the minimum wage and decries the "sexism" of the Republicans, her family's restaurant pays its waiter/waitress staff $2.13/hour and serves dishes named after Grimes' mom's breasts and her sister's ass.

CNN's Chris Frates reported about Grimes' family business during "The Lead" on Monday" 

Frates: In her race to defeat Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage.

Grimes: I'm fighting for all Kentuckians, all working Americans across this nation. I don't believe $7.25 an hour raises a family of four above the poverty level.

Frates: So you might be surprised that grimes' family business pays some tipped employees only minimum wage. Here in Kentucky, servers at Hugh Jass Burgers (yep you heard that right) making just $2.13 an hour. That's the minimum wage for tipped employees and it hasn't budged since the '90s. The minimum wage for workers who aren't making tips is $7.25 an hour, a figure that last increased five years ago. So what gives? We went to Kentucky to find out.

Grimes: For me, it's about making sure that hardworking Kentuckians have a fright future and that future includes having not just a minimum wage but a living wage.

Frates: And the restaurant owned by Grimes' family, a living wage includes one that depends on tips.

Grimes: My family isn't in this race. I'm on the ballot.

Frates: What Grimes doesn’t mention is that while she doesn't own the restaurant, she did do some of its legal work, signing the business incorporation documents and representing the restaurant in a lawsuit. The minimum wage isn't the only issue where the restaurant doesn't practice what grimes preaches. On the campaign trail, she's been an advocate for women's issues. Her camp even accused Republicans of sexism

Grimes: I am the Kentucky woman who my Republican colleagues refer to as an empty dress.

Frates: But check out what's on the menu at Hugh Jass Burgers. “Charlotte’s Rack” sure to be named biggest rack, ribs named after her mom. “Abby's huge ass,” a burger named after her sister. And they sell souvenir items such as this “check out my buns apron.” When we tried to ask Grimes about her family's use of the phrases, she walked away, leaving us holding the greasy burger bag. With two weeks to go, the race remains tight. But national Democrats have started putting their

Israel Repeats Mistake-Allows Citizens To Purchase Homes Wherever They Wish (Obama To Rebuke Freedom)

According to the President of the United States there are places in the world where anybody should be able to buy a home....except for the Jews. Last month his administration criticized Israel for allowing Jews to purchase homes (with real money) in East Jerusalem. Today Israel repeated the horrible mistake of allowing anybody in the country the freedom to buy a home wherever they want (even the Jews).

Ateret Cohanim, an organization that settles Jews in Arab areas of East Jerusalem, said it facilitated the purchase of two buildings from their Arab owners in the neighborhood of Silwan. Spokesman for the group Daniel Lurie said the buildings contain nine apartment units and that Jewish families and religious studies students would soon move into the properties. They moved in Sunday evening bringing the total number of Jewish families in the area to 17.

The Palestinian Maan news agency reported that the buildings were sold by their Palestinian owners to another Palestinian man, who then sold the buildings to the Jewish group. The buildings have stood empty for the last four months, according to Maan.

Ynet reported that the houses were purchased for the Yemeni Community Committee. The area in Silwan where the buildings are located was founded by Yemenites in the 1880s, who left the area in 1938 due to Arab violence.

In 2010 Elder of Zion related the history of the Yemenite Jews of Silwan :

In 1882, Jews emigrated from Yemen to Jerusalem. As they failed to find room in the city within the walls, they resided in caves on the Mount of Olives slopes. The city's Jewish dignitaries rushed to help the Yemenite families, and Yisrael Dov Frumkin, owner of the Havatzelet newspaper, established the "Ezrat Nidachim" association which raised funds for the families.
South of the village of Silwan were non-constructed areas owned by Boaz the Babylonian, who donated them in order to build houses for the Yemenite Jews (marked with yellow arrows). The houses were named Kfar Hashiloach. Additional Jewish families gathered in the area, which housed up to 200 families.
In the 1921, Arabs attacked the neighborhood's residents, killed some of them and torched houses. They "completed" their work in the 1929 riots. The British Mandate authorities, which did not want any conflicts, ordered the residents of Kfar Hashiloach to evacuate themselves from the area.
Last month when Jews purchased homes in the same neighborhood of Silwan , it drew sharp condemnation from the U.S. so expect the administration to deliver another rebuke to Israel for allowing its citizens to purchase homes in private deals wherever they wish.

President Obama has not mentioned any other places around the world where he believes anyone in the world can purchase homes---except for the Jews.

New Scandal: Nashville Police Chief Says Secret Service Lied About Search Warrant, Abused Power

The Chief of Police of Nashville Tennessee is accusing the Secret Service of abusing its power and then trying to cover it up by asking his officers to fake a warrant. Music City's Police Chief Steve Anderson said when he complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington about the incident they took no action.

According to a letter the Chief sent member of the House Oversight committee (embedded below), the incident occurred in  January 2013 when a Secret Service agent made a frantic call for backup to Nashville police after he and another agent went to the home of a Nashville man, investigating threatening comments posted on Facebook about the President. The man who posted them had refused to let the agents into his house.
"He shoved the door in our face and went around the corner. Looks like, we're not sure if he ... possibly he had a gun in his hands," the agent told a 911 operator.

In a letter that he first sent to Secret Service headquarters, the Nashville police chief recounted what happened.

"The resident refused to come outside and shouted back, 'Show me your warrant,'" Anderson wrote. So "one of the agents then asked a [police] sergeant to 'wave a piece of paper' in an apparent effort to dupe the resident into thinking that they indeed had a warrant
Apparently the agent simply waved a piece of paper around but he did not have a warrant

As soon as Nashville cops showed up they realized that the Secret Service agents did not have a warrant or any other legal basis to enter the man's house, and the man, who had a legal permit to carry a gun, had never actually threatened anyone.
That's when officers decided to pull out.

"I think you can see that had the MNPD officers complied with the directive from the Secret Service agents, there was likelihood for this event to have escalated into a serious and/or embarrassing situation for both of our agencies," Anderson wrote to then-Director Pierson and Assistant Director A.T. Smith.

But, in the more recent letter to the congressional committee, Anderson said that Pierson "did not acknowledge my letter."

Assistant Director Smith did call, but "his tone, at best, was condescending and dismissive," the chief added. "I realized that I was being told, in a polite manner, to mind my own affairs."
Chief Anderson demanded a meeting with bosses inside the Secret Service's Nashville office.
He recalled asking, "Do you think it is appropriate to wave a piece of paper in the air and tell him you have a warrant when you do not have a warrant?"

"Answer: 'I don't know. I'm not a lawyer.'"
Anderson told the committee:
Because of this, and other events occurring here in Nashville, have found it necessary to issue a standing directive requiring that any interaction or request for assistance from members of the Secret Service must be cleared by a captain or above from this agency. Frankly, this is not a good way to do business. i completely recognize the need for our two agencies to work together, but at the same time find it necessary to protect the personnel I am responsible for from being compelled to engage in questionable activities.
This scandal is much different than the other secret service scandals which involved inappropriate behavior and failure to protect the President. In some ways this is much worse, a failure to recognize American's 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure. Something that has been happening way too often during the Obama Administration.

Nashville police complains about Secret Service by Jeffrey Dunetz

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Now That They Have A Choice Wisconsin Teachers Are Abandoning Unions

Back in 2011 Wisconsin teachers were taking over the state house protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10 which among other things gave teachers the right NOT to join the union.  Teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out and about one third of teachers have told the union goodbye.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “after Act 10, WEAC [Wisconsin Education Association Council] has lost about a third of its approximately 98,000 members and AFT- Wisconsin (another teachers union) is down to about 6,500 members from its peak of approximately 16,000.
Prescott High School special education teacher Michelle Uetz has a message for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Thank you.

Uetz never appreciated how she was forced by state law to join and pay dues to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the statewide teachers union, and it wasn’t until the governor’s Act 10 was passed in 2011 that she was free to dump the affiliation.

“It’s important to have a choice, because we are all professionals. We shouldn’t be pigeon-holed into contributing to politics we don’t believe in,” Uetz told EAGnews. “I think it’s a very good thing.”

Uetz is among a wave of Wisconsin educators who dropped their union memberships in the wake of Act 10, for a variety of reasons.

Chief among them is WEAC’s partisan political alliance with the state’s Democratic Party, which went to war with Walker and Republican lawmakers in 2011 in an attempt to halt Act 10’s impact on collective bargaining and union privileges.
Despite losing the policy battle, the union still pressures teachers to join, according to some interviewed by EAG.
“I worked with a young teacher who was thinking of leaving the union and she was actually scared to leave,” Deena Ferguson, a teacher at Fox Prairie Elementary, in Stilton, told the site, adding that WEAC often uses fear to recruit new teachers, suggesting they need protection from administrators.

“If the union is so beneficial and good, people will want to join on the principle and the merits and not be forced to join,” she said.
The real truth is this is the real reason the Unions fought against Governor Walker's legislation is they were afraid that teachers would figure out the Unions' priority was self-preservation of Unions' leadership.  And that is exactly what they have discovered, which is why teachers are running away from the teacher's unions.

Reince Priebus TKOs Debbie Wasserman Schultz In Fox News Sunday Bout, "Obama Doesn't Even Have YOUR Back"

It was the battle of the party chairs. In one corner Reince Priebus, Cheese-head, Green Bay Packer fan and GOP Chairman. In the other Debbie Wasserman Schultz, part of the Florida delegation of the House of Representatives, Reported to be a subject of President Obama's disdain, and Chairwoman of the DNC.

What was supposed to be a ten-minute bout was won by the Republican in the second minute of the face off.

The two eyed each other at the center of the squared circle, as Referee Chris Wallace urged the two to discuss who will win the Senate in two weeks.

Priebus landed a probing jab:
Absolutely. We feel good about our chances. Partly number one, the president has taken the country in the wrong direction. The lieutenants across the country have followed the President off the plank. I think there's an incompetency malaise across the country where people are not confident in the job the democrats have done. But we're also winning on the ground. The Democrat advantage in Iowa is all but evaporating. In no other senate state on the ground are we losing. It's more important we get our country turned around against, Chris.
Shultz responded with a weak jab of her usual rhetoric
No, we're going to hold the senate. Over the next couple weeks, leading up to even today, the one question that voters will ask themselves, Chris, is who has my back? On issue after issue, democrats have stood up for jobs, for the economy, for investing in education and health care, those are the issues that voters are talking about. The republicans have engaged in trying to take their health caraway and opposed minimum wage and I want to address what Reince said about the ground game. Who would -- Republicans have to invest in blood-red states that they are not worried think might lose.
Priebus saw that jab coming and let lose a hook reminding Ms Shultz of the President's disdain which staggered the DNC Chair for the rest of the bout.
Debbie, you guys are losing everywhere, and the President hasn't had anybody's back, not even your back. I don't know whose back the Democrats have, but it's not the American people's back.
Ouch, that had to hurt! Watch the full segment in the video below: