MnDOT Rejects Lowest-Bidding, Highest Technical-Scoring Bridge Builders Due to Lack of Melanin, X Chromosomes
C.S. McCrossan Construction Inc. is challenging a decision made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) “Civil Rights Division” which has denied their bid to construct part of the new St. Croix River bridge project due to a lack of participation by “disadvantaged businesses.”
“Disadvantaged businesses” are considered any business which is not owned by a white male, or a majority of white males.
Although McCrossan has the highest technical score, and has offered the lowest price, ($6 Million cheaper than the next bidder) they are apparently 6.1 percent ‘whiter’ than the other bridge-builders.
Ames Construction and Lunda Construction achieved 16.7 percent for disadvantaged business participation, while McCrossan had a disadvantaged business participation of 10.6 percent.
via: Pioneer Press
h/t The Late Debate
Rather than fall victim to the millions of unemployed wife-abusers that will soon be vagabonding the streets of America, I have descended to my cellar with enough instant rice and Ramen noodles to sustain myself for months.
Using information gathered from watching MSNBC, I have learned that, beyond defense, all that’s left to cut are seniors’ heating and milk for children.
Be ready to shoot through your door with a shotgun, things are about to get ugly.
Obviously, this is terrible, terrible advice.
via: Weasel Zippers
BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense,” Biden said. “I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when there’s the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself.”
I said, “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming. We can argue whether that’s true or not, but it is no argument that, for example, a shotgun could do the same job of protecting you. Now, granted, you can come back and say, “Well, a machine gun could do a better job of protecting me.” No one’s arguing we should make machine guns legal.
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via: Washington Secrets
William Ayers, the co-founder of the violent 1960s-era Weather Underground and who later befriended Barack Obama at the University of Chicago, has been named a “visiting scholar” at Minnesota State University, continuing his transformation from radical activist to establishment leader.
Once the head of a group linked to bombings of buildings tied to the Vietnam war, including the Pentagon and Capitol, he has been invited to play a role in the school’s efforts to include social justice in class courses. (Read More)
Here’s a recap of Bill Ayers’ most notable contribution to society:
Naturally, the gun-grabbers see nothing wrong with this.
via: Washington Times
A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville, Ala., would give police overreaching power to disarm individuals in the event of an emergency. (…)
“This is in there to protect public workers and any volunteers helping should someone become unruly — which can happen since emotions are high — that it would give an officer that authority,” the mayor told ABC 31. “It’s just there to protect people.” (Read More)
Having solved all the real problems in NYC…
via: New York Post
Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.
They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. (…)
“It’s ludicrous,” said Robert Bookman, a lawyer for the New York City Hospitality Alliance. “It’s a sealed bottle of soda you can buy in the supermarket. Why can’t they deliver what you can get in the supermarket?”
Families will get pinched at kid-friendly party places, which will have to chuck their plastic pitchers because most hold 60 ounces — even though such containers are clearly intended for more than one person. (Read More)
Democrats in Minnesota have introduced legislation that commands all “assault weapons” to be surrendered, destroyed, registered with the state, or removed from the state by September 1, 2013.
The bill (H. F. 241) defines an “assault weapon” as any semi-automatic pistol, shotgun, or rifle with a pistol grip, telescoping stock, or a thumbhole stock, as well as other arbitrary features.
The bill provides no means of compensation for the owners of any of these lawfully purchased firearms, and calls for the prosecution of those who fail to submit to state registration. Those who register their firearms will be subject to home inspections to assure proper storage.
The bill is authored by the following Constitution-shredding Democrats:
This affront on the 2nd Amendment, if enacted, will obviously have no effect on violent crime. However, Democrats in Minnesota have made it clear that they have no intention of discussing the effectiveness of their legislation.