November 14th, 2012

“What are you going to do? You gonna stand there and watch it go by?”

More from the old Rescue 911, one of my favorite TV shows of all time:

16 Responses to ““What are you going to do? You gonna stand there and watch it go by?””

  1. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Well, we all have our kinks…

  2. Charles Says:

    Ha! Are trying to say that this election is a train wreck? Where’s our Rescue 911?

  3. Artfldgr Says:

    here is what the train is bearing down on..

    President Obama intends to close “persistent gaps” between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.
    His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation [which wouldn’t get through Congress] — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on “disparate impact” complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans.

    Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and applies the policy evenly across all groups.

    This means that even race-neutral rules for mortgage underwriting and consumer credit scoring potentially can be deemed racist if prosecutors can produce statistics showing they tend to result in adverse outcomes for blacks or Latinos. (or women or gays)


    Already, Attorney General Eric Holder has used the club of disparate-impact lawsuits to beat almost $500 million in loan set-asides and other claims out of the nation’s largest banks.
    In addition to the financial settlements — which include millions in funding for affordable-housing activists — Bank of America, Wells Fargo and SunTrust have all agreed to adopt more minority-friendly lending policies.


    According to Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, President Obama is committed to “aggressively pushing the ‘disparate impact’ approach to civil-rights enforcement” through which “the federal government insists that the numbers come out right — even if it means that policemen and firefighters cannot be tested, that companies should hire criminals, that loans must be made to the uncreditworthy, and that — I kid you not — whether pollution is acceptable depends on whether dangerous chemicals are spread in a racially balanced way.”
    Education is also investigating a “disparate impact” complaint recently filed by the NAACP alleging the entrance exam used by selective New York City high schools illegally discriminates against blacks.
    [they are referring to Bronx Science, Stuyvesant, and Brooklyn tech]

    The Volk will exterminate one group, and create Shoa II… method is not important, amount of time is not important, only outcome is important…
    [edited for length by n-n]

  4. gcotharn Says:

    another train-car crash, w/everyone miraculously surviving:

  5. Artfldgr Says:

    It’s War
    Israel responds to Hamas attacks with campaign of airstrikes

  6. Artfldgr Says:

    Egypt will no longer tolerate attacks on Palestinians: FJP

  7. ziontruth Says:


    I just hope Obama does nothing. Nothing at all—neither supports nor condemns Israel. This looks like a test case, the first opportunity to see how his foreign policy as a second-termer is going to play out.

  8. davisbr Says:

    Thanks Neo. That was …great.

    That officer is a brave, brave man.


  9. Artfldgr Says:

    Ziontruth… its not good if you know the body of work they live by and its lack of deviation from the idea of removing the smart, and ruling over the stupid (which the left represents given their larger numbers, their ego, vanity, and violence).

    Wall street Journal

    The U.S. Air Force’s Flight to Weakness (The Chinese are now besting our 4th generation fighters)

    The Air Force’s Flight to Weakness
    It didn’t hurt him on the campaign trail, but President Obama has sharply cut our capabilities while China and Russia keep building.

  10. kcom Says:

    I hear Obama is also going to sue Hurricane Sandy for disparate impact. It didn’t affect the entire country equally — and that’s just not fair.

  11. kcom Says:

    That also reminds me of this Tea Party message –
    Redistribute my work ethic, not my wealth.

    Disparate impact might mean something if all else is equal. But in real life, all else is never equal. And never will be. And can’t be legislated. And, deep down, everyone knows it. And will react to these attempts to do so accordingly.

    And then the people attempting to swat a fly with a hammer will be surprised by the results.

  12. Paul in Boston Says:

    Whoa, William Shatner before Star Trek, what a find!

  13. parker Says:

    Paul in Boston,


    “And then the people attempting to swat a fly with a hammer will be surprised by the results.”

    An analogy I used with my children in their teens was don’t use a shotgun to kill a fly, use a fly swatter.

  14. neo-neocon Says:

    Paul in Boston: “Rescue 911” was a series from the mid 80s to mid 90s, long after the original TV Star Trek series.

  15. davisbr Says:

    @Paul in Boston: at 5:56 pm Whoa, William Shatner before Star Trek, what a find!

    C’mon Paul. You do know that was a Shatner series way way after Star Trek TOS, right?

    “way way after” = 20 plus years

    …gawd I’m getting old.

  16. Paul in Boston Says:

    Sorry, but I’m not a TV watcher so I’m not knowledgable about these shows. This is the first time I’ve even heard of Rescue 911. As for old, Davisbr, the first time I saw Star Trek was in college during its original run. Sigh…

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