The self-proclaimed, “unabashedly progressive” and former union organizer Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (born Antonio Villar), has ceded control over much of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) over to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) bosses. According to sources, for several years now, SEIU bosses have been running an LAWA-wide hiring hall known as First Source Hiring Program. When LAX employers attempt security verification of employees received from First Source, SEIU boss Mike Garcia threatens retaliation for the security conscious employers
Garcia wrote: “… federal immigration law only requires verification of employment authorization for new hires and requires reverification in limited circumstances, such as when an employee’s work authorization document has expired. Reverification that is not required by law is a mandatory subject of bargaining. Federal law also does not require that employers register for and participate in the E-Verify program. E-Verify is a voluntary system. This means that, but for limited circumstances such as for certain federal contractors, participation in the system by employers is not mandated by law and an employer voluntarily chooses to enter into an agreement with DHS to use the E-Verify system. It is the Union’s position that unless mandated by law, your company cannot and should not register for E-Verify…” without agreeing to SEIU demands.
Garcia’s intentions seem clear to some Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) employers: Don’t do background checks.
Read more HERE.
A 19-year-old student from Baltimore Polytechnic High School told police he was beaten by two separate groups of juveniles from a rival school in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, an attack that comes amid a pitched debate over downtown safety.
According to police, the student was walking in the 200 block of W. Fayette St., a block north of the First Mariner Arena, before 4:20 p.m. when he said he was attacked from behind by an unknown male. Nine other juveniles joined in as he tried to defend himself, and his phone was taken during the attack, he told police.
Moments later, police say, an MTA bus stopped in the block and a juvenile male wearing a Digital Harbor High School shirt “forced open the door and got off the bus,” followed by 19 other juveniles wearing Digital Harbor shirts, who again assaulted the victim, police said.
The racial elements of that crime fed much of the outrage – the victim was white, and the attackers were all black. In Thursday’s reported assault, Guglielmi said the 19-year-old victim was white and the attackers were all juvenile black males.
The reports of (earlier incidents on) St. Patrick’s Day prompted Baltimore County Del. Pat McDonough, a conservative radio show host, to issue a statement asking the governor to send in the Maryland State Police to control “roving mobs of black youths” at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. He said the Harbor should be declared a “no-travel zone” until safety can be ensured.
His comments were denounced by other politicians, including Gov. Martin O’Malley, and a group of activists to call for an apology. McDonough has declined, saying to do so would be “political correctness on steroids.”
Open Letter By Wisconsin Union Member – “Union Leaders Are Marxists”
Less than three weeks remain until the June 5th recall election in Wisconsin that will decide whether or not Governor Scott Walker remains in office. Recent polls have been trending in Walker’s direction after showing a dead heat last month. Most of this seems to be the result of sky-high GOP enthusiasm. Dave Weigel reported this week that the enthusiasm is visible on the ground and should be worrisome to both Walker’s opponents and to President Obama.
There are other signs that suggest a groundswell of support for Walker. Today, the Hudson Star-Observer published a letter from Gerry Lancette, a longtime union man who is backing Scott Walker:
Read more HERE>
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Young adulthood is a time for exploration. New relationships, fresh experiences and sexual firsts…
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This weekend students across the country will attend commencement ceremonies to celebrate an important milestone in their lives: graduating college. But after three and a half years of slump and uncertainty, the Class of 2012 faces a competitive job market and a still-recovering economy.
With this in mind, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) penned an op-ed in the Wisconsin State Journal Saturday arguing that the Republican House budget, which passed by an 228-191 margin, offers both a “sensible path forward” and “principled policy solutions” to our higher education woes. Here are some notable excerpts:
First, the House-passed budget offers young Americans a plan to boost the economy and provide them with opportunities to succeed. Over half of recent college graduates are either jobless or underemployed.That’s unacceptable. We need to foster sustained job creation with reforms that avert higher taxes and remove the shadow of debt that is hanging over would-be employers.One step we should immediately take is to make the U.S. tax code fair, simple and competitive. Right now, the code fails on all three counts. High tax rates put us at a disadvantage against other nations, businesses with the best lobbyists triumph over those with the best ideas, and economic growth suffers. We can level the playing field and create jobs by lowering tax rates and closing tax loopholes.
Indeed, Paul Ryan’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget dramatically simplifies the tax code by creating two income brackets: 10 and 25 percent. As mentioned above, broadening the tax base and closing loopholes is perhaps the best way to incentivize business owners to invest and create jobs in the United States.
Read it all HERE.
(CNSNews.com) — A group representing more than 2,500 Evangelical Christian military chaplains says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was wrong on Thursday when she called a provision in the House defense authorization bill designed to protect military chaplains “a fraud.”
“I think she misses the point entirely,” said Dr. Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
“Right now this administration has created an environment in the Department of Defense that if you are in favor of same-sex relationships, you may speak. If you are not in favor, you cannot speak,” Crews said.
During her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday, Pelosi told CNSNews.com that she agrees with the Obama administration — and opposes the provision, Section 536 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Well, Obama and his regime want dead people to vote, illegals to vote, hell they way everyone to vote for him!
(WaPo) — President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November.
Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives.
It is the beginning of a months-long effort, campaign officials said, to combat what they described as a Republican effort to stifle voting among young people and minorities, two groups that traditionally tend to vote Democratic. . . .
(CBS News) — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) backed a resolution on Saturday in support of “marriage equality.”
Although the civil-rights organization stopped short of coming out in support of same sex-marriage, it expressly opposes states’ anti-same-sex laws.
“We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law,” Roslyn M. Brock, chair of the NAACP board of directors said in a statement.
The resolution passed by the organization’s board of directors says “the NAACP has opposed and will continue to oppose any national, state, local policy or legislative initiative that seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to remove the Constitutional rights of LGBT citizens.”
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said, “Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law.” He cited the equal protection provision in the 14th Amendment, which is one of three post-Civil War amendments securing African American freedom and rights.
The NAACP’s action comes less than two weeks after President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage, but saying it is an issue best left to the states.
Hopefully now this will come to a contempt charge…
Washington Examiner – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House party leadership confronted Attorney General Eric Holder for not cooperating with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious in a letter today.
The letter — signed by Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., — increases the likelihood that House Republicans will pursue contempt charges against Holder if he does not turn over documents pertaining to the gunwalking scheme.
“As co-equal branches of the U.S. Government, the relationship between the Legislative and Executive branches must be predicated on honest communications and cannot be clouded by allegations of obstruction,” the House leaders wrote. “If necessary, the House will act to fulfill our Constitutional obligations in the coming weeks.”
Boehner demanded that Holder reveal who planned Operation Fast and Furious, which resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was shot by a drug smuggler armed with an assault rifle purchased through Fast and Furious.
“[T]wo key questions remain unanswered: first, who on your leadership team was informed of the reckless tactics used in Fast & Furious prior to Agent Terry’s murder; and, second, did your leadership team mislead or misinform Congress in response to a Congressional subpoena?” they asked Holder.