Thursday, March 29, 2007

"Diversity" Career Fair

I just received an email from Marketwatch about a career fair sponsored by The Wall Street Journal. The event is titled "Executive Diversity Career Fair", and it's purported to provide "a unique setting for job seekers from diverse backgrounds to meet with top companies seeking senior level talent.".

This is the second such invitation I've received for Wall Street Journal "diversity" career fairs, so they must be quite popular. As a white male, I suspect I'm not welcome at these events. But just to confirm, I went to the Wall Street Journal "diversity" page in their CareerJournal site. This is what is listed under "Candidates Wanted":

Executive, managerial and professional minority candidates and women, including recent graduates of M.B.A. programs; however all candidates are welcome.

Wow - LMAO. So minority and women are wanted, but I'm "welcome"? Welcome to do what? Stand by and watch the employers ignore me because of the color of my skin? To further drive home how absurd this event is, consider the fact that the event is open to approximately 70% of the nation's workforce (all women and minority males). So this isn't really a "diversity" career fair, it's simply an "anybody but white males" career fair.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait until I get my invitation to the Wall Street Journal's "Executive White Guy Career Fair". Not holding my breath on that, however.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Thank You, Sam Brownback

Presidential candidate Sam Brownback recently spoke out in support of General Peter Pace, whose comments about homosexuality sparked a recent firestorm. Pace had stated that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military should remain in tact, recognizing that having practicing homosexuals working in the military would likely undermine the effectiveness of the nation's armed forces.

Of course, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were quick to chastise Pace, arguing that homosexuality is in no way immoral, and that gays should be free to publicly practice their sexuality in the military. I'd like to think that these two presidential candidates could put down the radical liberal Kool Aid for a minute, and recognize the fact that including gay soldiers who sodomize each other in combat units is a really bad idea. Seriously, setting personal "choice" and civil liberties aside, are Obama and Clinton so clueless that they think GI Joe is going to just ignore his "brothers in arms"? Do the armed forces really need these distractions?

Fortunately, Sam Brownback has the courage to say "No". Senator Brownback apparently has the common sense and moral fortitude to state the facts simply: practicing homosexuality is considered immoral by the majority of the nation.

The sad truth is that at the end of the day, liberal America will brand Brownback a "neocon", an "extremist", a "right wing intolerant Christian", etc. And Obama and Clinton will be praised for once again fighting the "good" fight to ensure homosexual activity is viewed as being no different from heterosexual activity.

CNN story here.