Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So what if you are inconvenienced, you are just a citizen.....


 San Francisco looks to bag paper, not just plastic

Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 2:50 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — In a city that has already banned plastic shopping sacks, there is a new target: paper bags.
San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on Tuesday introduced legislation,  so stores can reduce the number of bags provided at checkout.
The ordinance, if passed, would require retailers to offer a 10-cent rebate to customers who use reusable sacks.
If the stores fail to comply, they could face fines from $100 to $500.
Mirkarimi says the legislation would help save a chunk of the 14 million trees chopped down each year to make paper bags.
The ordinance would affect some 135 large grocery stores and pharmacies within city limits.

Can't wait for the next volley SF is going to do, how about banning Cars, or maybe cardboard boxes. They is way to wacko.....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gotta love the unions, Screw public saftey!

Metrolink union sues in LA to halt in-cab cameras

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - The union representing Metrolink engineers is suing the Southern California rail authority to halt plans to activate video cameras in its commuter trains.
Metrolink said Tuesday the cameras are intended to increase safety after one of its passenger trains collided with a freight train in September 2008, killing 25 people. The engineer was text-messaging seconds before the crash.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen says the cameras are an invasion of privacy and has filed lawsuits in federal and Superior courts in Los Angeles.
Metrolink announced plans earlier this month to activate the in-cab video cameras. The union instead proposes a cell phone jamming system that blocks all incoming and outgoing cell phone calls and texts.

So, my take is that screw public saftey, they just don't want any responbsibily of the action of their union members.......I always thought that when you are getting paid by an employer, it is his time, and screwing off texting and bsing on the phone is a no no.
Guess not?
Or maybe they just don't want to show the train operator playing with himself.....

Another know what I mean? 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hey Fatso!......Up against the wall, you hate monger!

Overweight 'should be protected' 

from the BBC

Dance class
Laws in San Francisco aim to prevent fat discrimination
Attacking someone for being fat should be a hate crime, campaigners say.
They want so-called "fat-ism" to be made illegal on the same grounds as race, age and religious discrimination.
A demonstration is being held outside the offices of the mayor of London asking him to lead the way in making sure employers are not prejudiced.
Protesters want the UK to follow San Francisco, where a law bans "fat-ism" in housing and employment and stops doctors pressing patients to slim down.
Sondra Solway, a San Francisco lawyer, said: "The San Francisco ordinance says you may want to mention weight to the patient but if the patient says they do not want to talk about that then you are asked to respect those wishes."
Size acceptance
In the UK, size is not a protected characteristic under discrimination legislation.

People who are very overweight do experience a lot of prejudice both in their social life and working life and do need some protection."
Dr Ian Campbell, Weight Concern
The campaigners, who belong to the Size Acceptance Movement, say surveys show 93% of employers would rather employ a thin person than a fat one even if they are equally qualified.

A Hate Crime?

Watch out the thought police are at the back
door, what's next?

And to think people have freedom of speech.
For how long...................

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oh, Oh......

Obama and the economy Results

Q. The president's progress with the battered economy has been both praised and criticized. How well are his efforts measuring up with you?

Extremely well. We are undoubtedly moving in the right direction. 9%
Fairly well. There's still a long way to go. 9%
Not well at all. His plans are hurting more than helping. 80%
Not sure/No opinion. 2%

3705400 votes

And if you would like to vote, here is the link.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

sstange waaay to serious news

Target to pull 'illegal alien' Halloween costume

Associated Press

A Southern California immigrant rights group has asked Target stores to stop selling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume it says is offensive to immigrants.
The costume, posted on Target's web site, features the mask of an alien with a green card and an orange jumpsuit with "illegal alien" written across the front.

Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, says she wrote an e-mail to the Minneapolis-based retailer Friday calling the costume "distasteful, mean-spirited.

How can this be distaste full? Does the alien look like anything or anybody on earth?
This politically correct crap is becoming way to serious folks!