After a prank pulled by Banksy got a homeless man kicked out of his longtime home in a Los Angeles water tank, the secretive British street artist made amends by giving the man enough money to live for a full year.
The trouble began after Banksy turned Tachowa Covington’s makeshift Pacific Coast Highway home into a piece of art by spray painting along the side of the bus-sized tank ‘This looks a bit like an elephant’ and it only got worse when collectors who covet the elusive artist’s work bought Covington’s squat to sell to collectors.
Neighborhood liberals were outraged that a local homeless man, and black to boot, had the gall to forego government subsides and save taxpayer money by outfitting a unused water tank as an apartment. “The arrogance of these misfits knows no bounds,” chided William Randers who personally took great pleasure in learning that Tachowa was getting the boot. He reminisced about beauty of the landscape and quipped, “People like that need to know their place and it is governments job to keep them in it.”
Under the condition of anonymity, one H.U.D. official observed that creatures like Tachowa were a threat to governmental hegemony. “Where does a guy like this get off on living independently and establishing a somewhat luxurious abode without taking some of our tax money? Such audacity needs to be dialed back lest others start getting some fancy notion about taking their lips off the government tit, living independent lives, and, God help us, voting Republican!”
The Obama administration congratulated Bansky during a secret ceremony at the White House for his work in getting Tachowa back to milking the public tit. The president reading off a teleprompter addressed Bansky and a small contingent of liberal technocrats,”It isn’t often when an artist’s ploy of charity mimics my greater designs on this nation. Bansky’s efforts could almost be labeled as brilliant had he used someone else’s money to ply Tachowa after he uprooted him from his humble abode. The genius lies in charity with money that is not your own. Think stimulus my minions! Ponder schemes that extract the earned wealth from the doers and sprinkle it on layabouts. They’ll always reward us with their vote. Just be ever vigilant of the Tachowas who attempt to break free from our grip; a little independence can be a dangerous thing!”
Tachowa now lives in a H.U.D. container project. He laments the loss of his water tank apartment with its smooth design and pleasant view. “Well, nothing good lasts forever. Now I live in an ugly box at the taxpayer expense,” said the once happy squatter.
Could the aforementioned bile merit an I.R.S. audit of the swine?
A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a “voice of reason” that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the letter reads.
She’s black, so just give her the job already! How could it get any worse with Obama at the helm?
The face of America is changing. More than half of all babies in the United States are now of color. By the end of this decade, most youth will be too. Within three decades, more than half of all Americans will be people of color.
But even as our country grows more diverse, inequity for people of color continues to grow. The Great Recession caused a huge and disproportionate drop in wealth for people of color. Black family wealth fell 31 percent; Latino family wealth dropped 44 percent, while white families lost only 11 percent of their wealth. As a result, families of color went from having a quarter of the wealth of white families to just one-sixth.
These opposing trends — increasing inequity in the midst of rapid demographic changes across the country — require us to reassess our priorities and acknowledge that the future prosperity of the United States depends on embracing our nation’s diversity today. Our chasms are deep. But if we address these gaps, we can grow more robustly.
They never tell you what it means to embrace diversity. The meaningless buzz word is basically code for government intervention in the form of quotas, affirmative action, and other measures that snuff out liberty. Tanden and Blackwell’s pleas, demands, and grievances focus on society at large because they are fronting for the “victims”; something akin to the tail wagging the dog since the expectation of the race hustler centers on the rest of us accommodating the designated special groups defined by race. The values of personal responsibility and hard work are not part of the equation since such values would diminish the hustler’s base. A responsible and hard working citizen of any color makes his own way in life and has little use for someone who peddles divisive rhetoric while promoting envy and hopelessness.
Thomas Sowell’s explanation of race hucksters provides a clear insight into the misdirection employed by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Not-So-Sharpton. Neera Tanden and Angela Glover Blackwell part of that machine designed to promote cognitive dissonance marketed as diversity. They are all about big government and despise the free market.
Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study was published online July 2 in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.
“Unlike previous investigations, we were able to assess association of consumption of caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages, and we identify caffeine as the most likely candidate of any putative protective effect of coffee,” said lead researcher Michel Lucas, research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.
The authors reviewed data from three large U.S. studies and found that the risk of suicide for adults who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee per day was about half that of those who drank decaffeinated coffee or very little or no coffee.
Moral decay in politics has many benchmarks. Slick Willy and his cigar make a great example. Clinton managed to keep his job though impeached. A confused and morally bankrupt Congress insured that he kept the highest office in the land. It should have never been a question of whether Bill stayed, but rather how soon could he be jettisoned from the White House. So much for standards and accountability.
Now enter Anthony Weiner. The degenerate who resigned his seat as a New York representative now seeks the New York mayor’s office. Only in the land of confusion where low information voters rule the day could such a pathetic candidate have any traction. The new revelations of continued sexting will probably be the death knell for this pervert, but ponder the fact that Weiner’s first scandal didn’t encourage him to put the brakes on his political ambitions given blatantly obvious lapse of good judgement. However, it seems good judgement isn’t a necessary job skill in politics; just look around at all the red ink and it doesn’t take long to realize that the public is incapable of electing responsible leaders.
Simply put, a man who jeopardizes his marriage demonstrates poor judgement. The callous nature of his perversion is multiplied when his conduct doesn’t cease nor diminish with the knowledge that he will soon be a father. Such profound disrespect of his wife and his family to be should automatically disqualify him from holding any public office. Not so in New York.
I received the following email. I thought I would share it since it speaks volumes to the government subsidized chaos that tax money purchases every day while in turn the media plays the race card, allows agendas to dictate what’s reported, and protects dysfunctional subcultures:
In late March 2013, 17 year old De’Marquis Elkins shot and killed a 13 month old baby who was sitting in a stroller.
Elkins shot the infant in the face after the mother refused to give him money.
Diversity: Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you’re racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans to change that.
In what may be the most ambitious social-engineering project undertaken by the federal government, the administration is mapping every neighborhood in America by race. The stated purpose is to use the data to compel local officials to loosen zoning laws and build more public housing, thereby offering more poor inner-city minorities better opportunities for housing and education.
But the unstated purpose is forced racial integration. The suburbs are just too white for Obama and his race-mongering social engineers. They think they “geospatially discriminate” against minorities, never mind that more and more middle-class blacks are flocking to them on their own.
I find it curious how a government agency expects the public to believe that shuffling around people will somehow make them better people. No thought about how government subsidizes illegitimacy, promotes lethargy, and virtually sucks the life force from people by using our tax money to buy their loyalty, their votes, and dignity. Breading human refuse, uprooting the virulent mess, and then planting it in working communities that earned their keep is an example of the most vile and hypocritical abuse of power. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan would never think of bringing the blighted morass of public housing and all its dysfunctional inhabitants into his safe domain. Barry Obama would concur. Leaving housing to the free market means too much choice, too much freedom, and not enough government interference.