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Sep 30 2020

Racial Arsonist Paid Ibram X. Kendi $333/Minute by Public School

As noted earlier, Caucasian-hater Ibram X. Kendi is nowhere near as dumb as his rhetoric, having realized that there is big money in moonbattery. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave him $10 million. Taxpayers must have deep pockets too:

The Fairfax County school district is defending its decision to pay $20,000 for an author who spoke to its administration and school leaders about racism for one hour.

That comes to over $333 per minute. Not bad pay for spewing poisonous lies. I wonder if he shared with the educrats his insight that Amy Coney Barrett is reprehensibly guilty of colonialism for adopting children from Haiti.

FOX 5 asked the district if the money could have been spent on something more germane to the current education climate – like technology training for teachers or more resources for transitioning back to in-person learning.

They say funds allocated for COVID-19 have specific uses beyond Kendi’s presentation.

Funds allocated for… What the…?!?!?!

Looks federal taxpayers financed Kendi’s pernicious BS in the name of COVID-19.

This poisonous ideology is largely responsible for the riots that have been tearing our country apart. That’s why Trump admirably banned critical race theory brainwashing for government employees and federal contractors.

If only bureaucrats would pile up our money and set it on fire, instead of using it to systematically destroy American society.

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 20 2020

NYC Layoffs and Chirlane McCray’s Massive Staff

Piled on top of COVID-19, Bill de Blasio’s leftist lunacy has been driving businesses and taxpayers out of New York City en masse. This will take a toll. De Blasio warns that 22,000 city workers could lose their jobs by the fall.

This may even cut into his wife Chirlane McCray’s 14-member staff. It includes city employees deputized from other public agencies, like the $70,000 videographer recruited from the Department of Health, who filmed her making ginger snaps during the lockdown.

From Fox News:

Other members of the shadow staff … are a $143,000-a-year public relations director, also from the Department of Health, and a special assistant from the mayor’s office who makes $115,000.

Then there’s the $130,000 “executive program specialist” from the Dept. of Social Services and $65,000 “associate director of advance” to the first lady. …

Despite its ranks and generous salaries, the team hasn’t posted an update to McCray’s public schedule since last year.

Too bad some of them can’t be reassigned to dig parks out from under the garbage that has been piling up or fill the anarchic gaps left by a $1 billion punitive cut to the NYPD.

Frivolous and wasteful as it might seem, Chirlane McCray’s staff is actually crucial in the fight against COVID-19:

Mayor Bill de Blasio said his wife, Chirlane McCray, needs a 14-member staff that costs city taxpayers nearly $2 million a year because they’re helping New Yorkers recover from the coronavirus pandemic. …

“This work is about the needs of the people of this city especially in this crisis,” he said after being asked about the apparent waste of taxpayer funds during a budget crisis. …

“The task force on racial inclusion and equity … has been moving big policy changes literally with the purpose of redistributing resources to the communities that are most affected” by COVID-19, de Blasio said.

It is very important that coronavirus resources be redistributed according to the cultural Marxist pecking order. Chirlane McCray is just the leftist for the job, and she can’t be expected to do it alone. Maybe they could lay off a few extra EMTs and paramedics instead so as to keep her fully staffed.

On tips from R F, Chuck A, ABC of the ANC, and Mr. Freemarket.

Aug 15 2020

Open Thread

The greatest danger facing our nation isn't terrorism, global warming or the energy crisis. It is out-of-control, unbridled government spending. - R. Lee Wrights
Aug 12 2020

UK Fires One-Third of Contact Tracers

The important thing in a crisis is to be seen to be doing something. That way, the media can’t accuse you of inaction. Letting a virus run its course is not an option. You must throw money at it. That’s why Boris Johnson promised back in May to hire 25,000 contact tracers. These people have largely spent their time watching Netflix and goofing around:

Three months later, he is facing criticism after numerous reports that many of those hired for the program have nothing to do.

At least the UK’s socialized medicine bureaucrats have taken a step in the right direction:

On Monday, the National Health System announced that it would fire a third of those hired for contact tracing, from 18,000 down to 12,000.

Whether contact tracing is feasible or productive after a virus has spread throughout a population is debatable.

Let’s not single out the British. When it comes to extravagant COVID-19 waste, Democrats like Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey can top them easily:

This spending would largely come out of our savings through inflation.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Varla.

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