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City Defends Hiring Non-Swimming Minorities as Lifeguards
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Apr 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 04/05/2013 7:05:29 PM PDT by John Semmens

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To: John Semmens

What better person to attempt to rescue another non-swimmer. In the age of equality, you don’t need any qualifications to get a job as a lifeguard.


51 posted on 04/06/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: John Semmens

bump


52 posted on 04/06/2013 8:10:48 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

LOL!


53 posted on 04/06/2013 8:15:00 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: sickoflibs
”While taking some flak for doing so, City of Phoenix officials are standing by their decision to accept non-swimming minorities as pool lifeguards. “The problem with requiring swimming proficiency as a condition of employment is that minorities would be under-represented among those we hire,” City Parks and Recreation Administrator Alfredo Zote observed. “The Mayor has asked us to strive for a workforce that mirrors the composition of the City’s population. We can’t do that if we impose qualifications that have a disproportionate impact on any racial or ethnic groups.”

I'm speechless sick... I suspect this national hysteria is getting toward the end... When 'officials' are being this stupid in order to discover discrimination - when it gets this frantic - the scam's about over...

Yes, we all oppose real discrimination. ( I was active in the civil rights movement in the 60's when it mattered - and was very real ) But this? This isn't based on discrimination it's based on 'can my outrage about perceived racism trump yours?" Am I a more 'guilty white' than you are? Can I hate myself more? Hand me the whip I'll use it on my back. Really, liberals would be considered sick if they weren't already so creepy.

And yeah, when real discrimination was happening in this country years ago this type of official was happily part of the 'in' group ( the racists) of his time - just like he's happily part of the 'in' group (liberal guilty white masochists) now... His type stands with whatever thug group has the power at the moment. Low class wannabee..

54 posted on 04/06/2013 8:54:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: boop

Yes, that blew me away too, it’s something immature teens say.


55 posted on 04/06/2013 9:10:35 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: John Semmens

Ya Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!


56 posted on 04/06/2013 9:42:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: John Semmens

I heard the original story on the radio Friday. Should have known you would run with it.

Thanks again for the ping.


57 posted on 04/06/2013 4:42:30 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TChad

“Public pools are largely used by Latino and African-American kids, but most of the lifeguards are white and this creates a huge problem. “

Darwin Awards by proxy.


58 posted on 04/06/2013 9:34:47 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux
Darwin Awards by proxy.

That's pretty good, but I think a Darwin Award has to be earned by the person who receives it. It's not like a Nobel Prize.

59 posted on 04/06/2013 10:25:02 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: John Semmens
I just read this story in other news. Is this world getting crazy or what???

All I can say is this. If I am drowning..somebody please help me. I don't care about your ethnicity. You can be from Mars for all I care..as long as you can swim. I don't care what language you speak. I don't really think we will be having a conversation if I am drowning.

60 posted on 04/06/2013 10:38:09 PM PDT by berdie
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; NFHale

So is this for real?

Lifeguards that can’t swim, cause some just have to be (insert “minority” group)?


61 posted on 04/07/2013 8:02:08 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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RE :”So is this for real?
Lifeguards that can’t swim, cause some just have to be (insert “minority” group)?”

As my comment explained why, I would expect that a pool that knowingly employed lifeguards who couldn't swim would be shutdown fast with $$$$ lawsuits at the first accident.

In Maryland my favorite swimming hole (100 years old in business) was closed by a lawsuit $$$ because someone drowned in spite of the 'swim at your own risk' signs.

62 posted on 04/07/2013 8:12:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: John Semmens

Maybe this would work if they were put in the shallow end and were red bathing caps. They could wade to the victim.


63 posted on 04/07/2013 8:19:19 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: John Semmens; mickie
This news shouldn't surprise anyone.

In fact, our town hires minority blind guys to drive the garbage trucks and minority quadriplegics to hang onto the rear of the trucks between dumps of the garbage cans into the hoppers.

Leni

64 posted on 04/07/2013 8:19:55 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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