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The Onion Apologizes To Ms. Quvenzhané Wallis…….Sorta…..


 

 

By Jueseppi B.

 

85th Annual Academy Awards - People Magazine Arrivals

 

 

 

 

The Onion apology:

 

 

 

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Dear Readers,

 

On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.

 

No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.

 

The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.

 

In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible.

 

Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.

 

Sincerely,

Steve Hannah

 

 

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Read the Tweet above, then read the apology once again.

 

If your 9 year old daughter, sister, niece, aunt, best friend, grandchild or godchild were called a cunt, would Mr. Hannah’s apology be enough for you?

 

Oscar is now a gutter snipe because this satirical publication has allowed one of it’s employees, using The Onion label, to slander and degrade a 9 year old child, who just happens to be a 9 yeah old Black child.

 

I wonder what Dakota Fanning‘s “people” would say if this had been directed toward her?

 

Finally I am curious about something else too….I am curious about this: Why are Ms. Sandra Fluke, and other feminist crusaders, silent when Ms. Quvenzhané Wallis , age 9, is called the “C” word that rhymes with PUNT, in tweets by The Onion?

 

Remember when not so long ago, Rush Limbaugh called Ms. Fluke a slut, and all of America stood up in defense of Ms. Fluke. YET I hear no protest. no public outcry from the caucasian women’s movement. Can it be that a 9 year old Black American female is less of a human being than a female caucasian college student?

 

Racism Is A Bitch Ain’t It?

 

 

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Jueseppi B.:

I have an even better suggestion, for saving money….pay all elected Senatorial and Congressional politicians based on tenure AND AMOUNT OF WORK ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED. Bills don’t get passed in a timely manner, no pay. Excessive breaks and time off in the form of vacations with no work actually finished, no pay. Legislation gets kicked down the road, no pay. Obstructionist tactics stop government moving forward, no pay. Filibuster issues to clog up forward government progress, no pay.

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

It boggles the mind to know that some members of Congress (like Cantor) make close to $250k annually and sometimes more, depending on the length of service.  What could Cantor, et al possibly know about the needs of an hourly wage worker?

We could save money an easier way:  End some of Congress’ vacation time and extend their work week to 4.5 days (with a half-day on Friday to get back to their home states.)  That way, the taxpayers of the United States will finally get their money’s worth.

Daily Kos

In Eric Cantor’s February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers.  Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid “time + 1/2″ for overtime work.  Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that…

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First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges Governors To Ease Military Transition Into Civilian Work Force


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges Governors of all 50 States to Ease Service Members Transition to Civilian Work Force

 

Colleen Curtis
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February 25, 2013

Too often the talented men and women who have served our country face barriers that make it difficult to find jobs that capitalize on the skills they have gained through their military education and experience. Many service members and veterans are required to repeat education or training in order to receive industry certifications and state occupational licenses, even though much, and in some cases, all, of their military training and experience overlaps with credential requirements.

 

The members of our Armed Forces and their families make great sacrifices, and when their service is concluded, we owe it to our veterans and their families to help them accomplish a successful transition to the civilian labor force. That is why over the past year and a half, President Obama has taken significant action to create a “career-ready military” and streamline the transition process.

 

 

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden highlighted the work that has been done across the country to change laws that require military spouses to attain new credentials when they move to a new state, and challenged the governors of all 50 states to take legislative or executive action to help our troops get the credentials they need by the end of 2015. Speaking to the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room, Mrs. Obama talked about the pressing need to take action and fulfill our responsibilities to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much over the past decade:

In the coming years, more than one million service members will make the transition to civilian life.

Think about that – a million people hanging up their uniforms… figuring out what’s next… and doing everything they can to make that change as seamless as possible for their families.

So the fact is, while this time of war may be ending, our responsibilities to our troops and their families will only be ramping up.

And that’s what I want to talk to you about today—how we can fulfill what is perhaps our most pressing responsibility to our troops: making sure that when they come home, they can find a job—and not just any job, but a good job, a job they can raise a family on.

 

 

Last year, the Department of Defense established the Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force at the direction of President Obama. The group has identified and created opportunities for service members to earn civilian occupational credentials and licenses, focusing their efforts on well-paying industries and occupations that have a high demand for skilled workers, including: manufacturing; information technology; transportation and logistics; health care; and emergency medical services.

 

Moving forward, the Task Force will be expanding its efforts to assist states in translating military training and experience into credit towards professional licensure. The objectives of this initiative will be to accelerate states’ occupational licensing processes and to streamline approaches for assessing the equivalency of military training and experience.

 

Ensuring that our service members leave the military with the ability to transfer their education and training to the civilian job market and can use their skills in whatever state they choose to call home isn’t just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do for our economy, as the First Lady pointed out:

 

If we do this, we won’t just be upholding our values and honoring our troops… we’ll be lowering the unemployment rate.

 

We’ll be improving our health care system.

 

We’ll be boosting economic growth in this country.

 

And we’ll be strengthening our country not just for now, but for the years ahead.

 

And in the end, that’s really what Joining Forces is all about.

 

It’s not just about supporting our heroes while they’re on the battlefield.

 

It’s about standing with them …and their families when they come home. It’s a forever commitment

 

Learn more about Joining Forces, the initiative created to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.

 

 

 

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Published on Feb 25, 2013

President Obama delivers remarks at a dinner for the National Governors Association. February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speeches and Remarks

 

February 25, 2013

Remarks by the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden to National Governors Association

 

 

February 24, 2013

Remarks by the President at National Governors Association Dinner

 

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

February 25, 2013

Renewing the National Commitment to Putting America’s Heroes Back to Work

 

 

 

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Jueseppi B.:

I volunteer to dog sit….dog stand or dog run if you “ply” me with this pudding. Besides, what a little “pee for pudding?”

Thank you Ms. Cat.

Originally posted on Things My Belly Likes:

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I served this pudding to our dogsitter, so I guess you could say that it’s kind of a bribe.

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