Posts Tagged ‘mcquota’

Carly Fiorina: Quota-Queen

March 10, 2010

Via Politico:

Apparently Arianna Packard, whose only claim to fame is being “the granddaughter of HP co-founder David Packard,” has written a letter to several Republicans trashing the business performance of California Republican Senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina…whose only claim to fame is nearly running that company into the ground.

From the letter:

““I know a little bit about Carly Fiorina, having watched her almost destroy the company my grandfather founded. So, allow me to disillusion you of a few of your stated reasons for supporting her,” Packard wrote.

 

“Most business commentators consider Fiorina’s tenure at HP to be a disaster,” Packard continued. “The stock price dropped by 50% only to rally 10% on the announcement of her firing. She fired 28,000 people before she herself was fired, departing with the 21 million dollar golden parachute that is financing her campaign.””

Ouch.  What’s amazing isn’t so much her disastrous tenure at HP, which might have been expected, but that after she was fired, she continued to have a career in the business world and that others would ask for her opinion, including the poorly-run McCain campaign, who brought her on board as an economic advisor/spokeswoman.  Her job was to make McCain look good on economic issues, admittedly an almost hopeless task.  Apparently computers and politics aren’t that different, because she failed miserably here too, stating in an interview that “I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation.”  She’s right of course…but apparently she couldn’t run one either…as evidenced by the fact that she was FIRED!  Made a CEO by political correct corporate types…runs the company into the ground.  Made a political spokeswoman…makes her candidate look bad.  Made the GOP-frontrunner by the Republican establishment…well…I guess we’ll just have to wait to see how that turns out. 

Funny…when I fail at something, there are negative consequences.  Must be that “glass ceiling” I’m always hearing about!

In related news, Vietnam veteran (just kidding!) David Frum seems to think that women should be allowed in combat units (I won’t link directly to the article out of principle.  Frum didn’t write it, but it appears at his site.).  The logic seems to be this:  female IDF soldiers do a good job of harassing unarmed Palestinian farmers, there are substandard male soldiers as well, and some woman rode in a supply convoy without killing everyone around her, so there are now no physical/emotional/psychological differences between the genders, and Sgt. Fiorina (loaded down with gear) will be able to carry her wounded 200 lbs. comrade (also loaded down with gear) to safety just as easily as a 195 lbs. 19 year old young man in his prime could.  I’m sure she’ll have no problem putting on a flak jacket with inserts, a helmet, a pack, a weapon, ammunition, and crew-served weapons gear and hiking 15 miles in the desert either.  At first thought I was upset by this stupid suggestion, but since I’m no longer in the military, the operational efficiency of the IDF’s foreign legion doesn’t matter as much to me any more.  Apparently the philo-semite approach to dealing with a hostile Jewish elite, “trying to convince the organized Jewish community that their interests will be better served by an America not entirely void of White [male] influence”…” ‘A White-led U.S. military would do a better job of crushing Israel’s enemies than one led by quota-hires’…”…is no longer even an option.  I guess our elites have decided to make up on quanitity what we lack in quality.  “So what if (now General) Fiorina failed to save (Pat Buchanan’s proverbial) McAllister?”  “Plenty of Scots-Irish kids in Tennessee to take his place.”  I guess that just leaves my approach:  “Divorce myself as much as possible from American institutions, which actively seek to displace me, so that I no longer have an interest in whether or not they collapse.”

Well, there’s always the Sailer approach (he’s actually unbelievably outstanding on just about everything else):  “Hope that if we just write enough praising columns about David Brooks, we can finally convince him and some of his more radical co-ethnics to actually care more about the life of some Scots-Irish farmboy than about some abstract concept like ‘diversity’.”

I guess anything’s possible…

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Half a Cheer for Bob McDonnell

February 25, 2010

Via HBD Books:

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) recently signed an executive order dealing with “discrimination” in state employment.

Here’s another article:

“McDonnell (R) on Feb. 5 signed an executive order that prohibits discrimination “on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities,” as well as veterans.

It rescinds the order that Gov. Tim Kaine signed Jan. 14, 2006 as one of his first actions. After promising a “fair and inclusive” administration in his inaugural address, Kaine (D) added veterans to the non-discrimination policy – and sexual orientation.”

By continuing to ban discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, and disabilities, McDonnell isn’t really giving anything away, as these practices are already banned by federal law.  McDonnell does take a positive step though in removing “sexual orientation” from the list of protected classes.  Don’t get too excited though…he’s backing McCain (or McQuota as I prefer to call him) for re-election.  I always say this is the last time I’ll vote for the lesser of two evils.  I always end up doing it at least one more time.  Oh well, at least I can honestly say that I’ve never sold out enough to actually vote for McCain.