Can you imagine, some idiot liberal mayor says one can not give food to the homeless! Only in New York City.
He outdoes the queen and probably puts her to shame. I think soon, she will come up with something that will have to go nationwide as law.
Via NY Post:
So much for serving the homeless.
The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless.
In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans.
For over a decade, Glenn Richter and his wife, Lenore, have led a team of food-delivery volunteers from Ohab Zedek, the Upper West Side Orthodox congregation.
They’ve brought freshly cooked, nutrient-rich surplus foods from synagogue events to homeless facilities in the neighborhood. (Disclosure: I know the food is so tasty because I’ve eaten it — I’m an OZ member.) The practice of donating such surplus food to homeless shelters is common among houses of worship in the city.
DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.
The city also cites food-safety issues with donations, but it’s clear that the real driver behind the ban is the Bloomberg dietary diktats.
Diamond insists that the institutional vendors hired by the shelters serve food that meets the rules but also tastes good; it just isn’t too salty. So, says the commissioner, the homeless really don’t need any of the synagogue’s food.
Obama’s new green energy idea:
By Rich Terrell at AfterMath.
Have a look at this video and make sure you have a sick bucket handy. It shows Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors, fawning, grovelling and abasing himself before the Climate Inquisition – and coming perilously close to endorsing the slander of a perfectly blameless free market think tank.
The Climate Inquisition, in this instance, is represented by an environmental campaign organisation called Climate One. GM is one of its sponsors and, in the course of his public interrogation, Akerson is asked his views on GM’s funding of “a group that has tried to push misinformation about climate science into our public schools”, the Heartland Institute.
Do CEOs of major US corporations not employ people to brief them? Only if they do, how come Akerson’s expert advisers failed to explain to him the truth about the “Fakegate” and “Gleickgate”? Had Akerson been properly briefed he would surely have been aware that this line about pushing “misinformation about climate science into our public schools” was in fact a deliberate and cynical smear, inserted into a forged document, publicised by a disgraced climate activist named Peter Gleick. And then, presumably, when this point was put to Akerson he would have been able confidently to defend GM’s modest role in funding Heartland (to the tune of a very niggardly $30,000) rather than looking coy and trying to distance himself from it.
Then again, maybe not. What Akerson is doing in this video, of course, is the equivalent of paying protection money to the Green Mafia. Like many corporate CEOs he has been persuaded that by murmuring all the correct eco-friendly pieties (“We said we would reduce eight million metric tonnes of CO2 in this country in one year – and we did”), by showering activist groups like Climate One with Danegeld, and by submitting to public interrogations like the one in the video, he will somehow “greenwash” his industry’s image to such miraculous effect that everyone will want to buy more of his product.
Well if that was the idea it certainly isn’t working for GM. Certainly not for the greenest car in its product range – the ludicrously expensive ($32,000) and spectacularly unsuccessful Chevy Volt.
Think about this one. What idiot actually approved this billboard message?
This latest by these two who think they are better than all of us combined, and who love to spend our money, is really a slap in the face for the military and the vets!
Via ABC News:
First lady Michelle Obama, whose advocacy for veterans and their families has defined her tenure in the White House [it has? -ed.], is now appealing to the constituency for political support for a second Obama term.
In a new campaign web video pegged to the one year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Obama touts her husband’s “promises kept” to veterans and solicits new members to the group “Veterans and Military Families for Obama,” which is tasked with mobilizing voters and collecting campaign cash.
“Nine years later, we remember those who gave their lives and honor the sacrifice of all the brave women and men who served our country,” Obama says. “In 2008, Barack made a promise that as president he would bring the Iraq war to a responsible end. He kept his word.”
The first lady says President Obama has done “everything we can” to support veterans as they transition to civilian life, including boosting the Veterans Affairs budget, increasing access to health care, expanding job training programs and enacting new tax credits for businesses that hire wounded service members.
“I hope you’ll join me in standing up for all those who have served. Visit BarackObama.com/Veterans to get involved and to learn about all the ways your president is working to support veterans and military families,” she says.
Might have to redo all those rainbow sayings.
And to make sure he is still in the news, here is Joe “no clue” Biden with his latest idiocry.
Vice President Joseph Biden on Monday night upped the ante around the already quite-dramatic assassination of Osama bin Laden.
From the pool report of Biden’s comments during a fundraising event in New Jersey come these quotes.
You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.
Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?
This guy is willing to do the right thing and risk losing.
Without taking anything away from the quite dangerous raid to get bin Laden, there are other commander-in-chief calls that could compete for historical audaciousness. Biden’s penchant for rhetorical flair may have been at work. But at other points, he was decidedly on message.
Last week the Obama campaign released a 17-minute documentary intended to highlight the accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s term to date. The film, narrated by Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, has been criticized for being backwards-looking instead of focusing on the future, as some pundits suggest campaigns should.
However, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said the film’s biggest problem was not dwelling on the past, but dwelling on who to blame for the past.
“And he said he would not dwell on blame,” Hume said on Sunday’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday.” “I am surprised Tom Hanks could get that line out without coughing. This president is notable — and I mean look, politicians do this, this is not the biggest crime that ever happened — but this president has been notable … for blaming others. For the longest time, of course, it was former President [George W.] Bush who got all of the blame for the problems.”
Hume told viewers that the Obama campaign’s efforts to lay blame will give a bad impression.
Interesting reading this one!
A few days ago I got a call asking whether I knew anything about the Ayers family mailman. I had heard of him, I said. I remembered liberal blogger Steven Diamond having interviewed the fellow a few years back, but I paid it little mind, as the information seemed too limited to pursue.
The caller then sent me a video interview with the mailman by WND sleuth Jerome Corsi. The video made me sit up and pay attention. The mailman is a real person. His name is Alan Hulton. He seems entirely credible, and he has a story to tell.
I have actually seen something close to this at a wally world!