Parents, this is NOT the Girls Scouts you remember. If your church or private civic organization does not have a scouting alternative, all you need to remember is http://www.americanheritagegirls.org/. For boys, the magic word is http://www.traillifeusa.com/. – Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart (more…)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH (at least):

Breitbart News: How do you respond to people who say that you are inciting people and that your work is not protected free speech?
Bosch Fawstin: It’s like saying, “the Jews must have done something to provoke the Nazis.”
Jordan Schachtel, Breitbart (more…)

BOSCH FAWSTIN finally receives his award Monday and explains his special interest in the competition. Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller address the “poking them in the eye” accusations they have received. Eye-opening and interesting. (20 min.) – Robert Spencer, JihadWatch

Savages With Cell Phones

Posted: April 28, 2015 in America

“The counterculture has not changed dramatically since the 70’s, but it has tossed aside any appearance of idealism . . . Divestment is the common denominator. Neither the white leftist nor the lower-class black rioter is invested in his society . . . The businesses they smash are an alien thing to them. Small businessmen do not go about smashing stores. The people who do think of commodities as something they trick or intimidate others into giving to them. This lawless materialism is the essence of the welfare state. ‘Loot as much as you can, or someone else will.’ If you don’t grab government benefits or sneakers in store windows, someone else will.” – Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish blog (more…)

“CURRENTLY, THE SAUDI ROYALS are dumping oil onto the markets to bring down the price of crude and force oil companies to shut down wells and shale operations in the United States and Canada.”

At least they’re not destroying churches, but that’s because there’s never been one. It’s illegal to pray privately in your own home, though. – William J. Murray, WND

If you’re old enough to remember Madelyn Murray O’Hair, the militant atheist who got prayer thrown out of US schools, the author of this piece is her son. (In blood and name only, that is, definitely not in belief or behavior.)

TWO WAYS TO DESTROY A THING

Posted: April 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

“THERE ARE two ways to destroy a thing. You can either run it at while swinging a hammer with both hands or you can attack its structure until it no longer means anything. The left hasn’t gone all out by outlawing marriage, instead it has deconstructed it, taking apart each of its assumptions, from the economic to the cooperative to the emotional to the social, until it no longer means anything at all. … You can abolish democracy by banning the vote or you can do it by letting people vote as many times as they want, by letting small children and foreigners vote, until no one sees the point in counting the votes or taking the process seriously.” – Daniel Greenfield, http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-deconstruction-of-marriage.html

1. Figure out what you’re good at that people will pay to have done for them.
2. Buy a state business license (about $50-$100), which is good for a year.
3. Write a resume explaining your skills, any degrees or honors earned, and previous experience, as succinctly as possible (not over 1 page). No typos allowed here, so have someone else read it, and mechanically spellcheck it on Word or whatever program you use.
4. Get written recommendations from people you have worked for who were happy with your work. If the people are busy, draft a quick, easy statement for them to sign (not over 3 sentences), and get them to sign it. Make plenty of copies and keep the original.
5. Take or email a copy of your resume and your recommendations to anyone you think might be looking for help. Be sure it is in hard copy whenever possible, because they can’t delete that; they have to put that pesky physical piece of paper somewhere, and nobody wants to be in trouble for throwing away something the boss might want to see at some future time. Ergo, they will pass it on.
6. Don’t overlook state or local government offices, even if that’s not your eventual goal.
7. Be sure to state that you are a licensed contractor, are willing to work on a temporary or per-assignment basis, and will return their calls or emails immediately, and then do so if they respond. This tells employers that you are responsible, and they don’t have to claim you as employee, deduct withholding, pay your insurance, or make any future commitments in case their own businesses go south.
8. Keep all your backup as proof that you are actively searching for a job (some/most states require this for unemployment benefit purposes).
9. File for unemployment yourself, and do it immediately. Don’t forget the first week of a claim is the “waiting week,” and you won’t get paid anything. Above all, don’t diss yourself; UI is an insurance program, not welfare, and you have probably paid for whatever you will receive many times over by paycheck deductions made in better economic times, when you didn’t even realize they were being taken out of your check.
10. Smile and look to the future. Nothing stays the same forever.

I’ve been in both scenarios, making eligibility decisions as an employee of my state unemployment office, and also as the person whose job has been discontinued, wondering where to turn next. This is my best advice for anyone in the second situation.