At Rutgers, “inclusion and diversity” means excluding Conservatives

If I was a parent sending his kid to Rutgers I’d consider asking for my money back. Because the students’ idea of “inclusion and diversity” is pretty odd indeed.

Protesters were out in full force Tuesday night during Milo Yiannopoulis’ “Most Dangerous Faggot Tour” stop at Rutgers University, which brought in about 450 students.

Student protesters, reportedly from the group RU Speak Out and other organizations, stood up in the middle of Milo’s speech after one protester screamed, “This man represents hatred!” and then started smearing fake blood all over themselves.

“[Rutgers groups] should not be inviting anyone like Yiannopoulos because what we stand for is inclusion and diversity,” student activist Nyuma Waggeh told The Daily Targum. “If a speaker makes someone feel unsafe or uncomfortable, then they should not come to campus.”

I don’t think “student activist” Nyuma Waggeh understands the definition of the word “inclusion.” She’s probably too busy protesting to attend English class.

But on the plus side, any potential employer who Googles this knucklehead will quickly come to the realization she’s job candidate kryptonite. Of course it’s likely she’s majoring in something useless that ends in “Studies” so the lack of job prospects is already built in, but why take the chance?

 

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Having solved all our other problems, the NJ legislature redefines the English language

Why use one word when a paragraph will do?

Legislation that would strike from state law “pejorative and archaic language” that refers to people with disabilities began advancing in the state Assembly today.

The Assembly Human Services Committee voted 5-0 to approve the bill (A4461), which would make hundreds of changes in the way state law refers to disabilities.

Among the changes:

  • “Handicapped persons” would be referred to instead as “persons with disabilities.” References to “crippled” would be replaced with “physical disability.”
  • “Drug dependent person” or “drug addict” would be replaced with “person with a substance use disorder involving drugs or narcotics.”
  • The term “minimal brain dysfunction” would be replaced by “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
  • “Muteness” would be called “inability to speak.”

Because the important thing is to make drug addicts feel good about how their arrest warrant reads.

How this legislation lowers my taxes remains unclear.

NJ’s DMV is finally replacing their 30 year old computer system, with one that’s only 10 years old

I guess this is considered progress when you work for the government.

When the computers that run the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s 39 agencies were new, Duran Duran topped the charts and the Chevy Cavalier was a best-selling car.

Thirty years later, a driver who wants to register and title that Cavalier as a classic car will deal with the same computer system that processed the vehicles paperwork when it was new.

The MVC’s computer system has been blamed for failing and shutting down motor vehicle agencies statewide four times this year, sending drivers away empty-handed.

For the past 10 years, the MVC has unsuccessfully tried to retire the old COBOL computer system with a new system, dubbed MATRX. The original plan was to have MATRX running in three years, said Mairin Bellack, an MVC spokeswoman.

“This has burdened us since the day we walked in,” said Raymond Martinez, MVC chief administrator. “We inherited it. I believe it was a snake pit from the start.”

MATRX was proposed in 2005, scoped out in 2006, advertised in 2007 and a contract awarded in 2008. Since then the project has been delayed while costs have increased. The MATRX contract bounced to three vendors, with HP being the last company to inherit it from EDS, a predecessor company, MVC officials said.

There’s nothing like technology from 2006 to keep things humming along smoothly in 2015.

And here I thought CGI was the epitome of inefficiency for bungling the Obamacare rollout. Hah! Way to go NJ DMV, you managed to make CGI look competent by comparison.

Atlantic City’s new marketing slogan: At Least We’re Not Detroit!

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian has a, uh, unique way with words. Four of his city’s 12 casinos closed last year, killing 8,000 jobs. Gambling revenue is down by half. And Caesars Entertainment just filed for bankruptcy.

Mayor Guardian’s outlook?

“At least we are not Detroit.”

Not yet, anyway.

Visit Atlantic City! Because you could’ve gone to Detroit!

Corrupt Democrat ex-Trenton mayor Tony Mack sentenced to 4 years 10 months in prison

Of course, nowhere in the NJ.com story does the word “Democrat” appear.

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to nearly 5 years in federal prison today for corruption during his tumultuous times as mayor of New Jersey’s capital city.

Mack, who was elected in 2010, was convicted in February on six counts including extortion, bribery, wire fraud and mail fraud for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from federal informants posing as parking garage developers who were looking to build on a plot of city-owned land downtown.

But he spent thousands of taxpayer dollars to put a bust of Dear Leader in Trenton City Hall, so we know his heart is in the right place.

Buh-bye!

We’re #2! NJ has second highest local tax burden in the nation!

C’mon Chris Christie, you can get us to #1! I know you can!

All things considered though, I’d rather we strove to be more like Wyoming.

The Garden State has the second highest state and local tax burdens in the nation, according to a study by the Tax Foundation.

For fiscal year 2011 — the most recent data available — residents in New Jersey paid 12.3 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes, the study found.

New Jersey was just behind New York at 12.6 percent, the report said. Connecticut ranked third at 11.9 percent. The national average in 2011 was 9.8 percent.

Wyoming was at the bottom of the list at just 6.9 percent.

There are people here – cough, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, cough – who think we don’t pay enough taxes. Somebody should whack him with a clue-by-4.