Corrupting America’s Vote Count- Part 5: Soros SOSProject

Posted on March 23, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , |

This is the fifth and final portion of my Corrupting America‘s Vote Count Series.

  

We will discuss here the SOSProject, funded by George Soros and former Progressive Insurance magnate Peter B Lewis, which seeks to pack paid for democrat politicians into Secretary of State offices around the country. Due to it’s non-federal 527 status, SOS Project can bring in unlimited funding without having to disclose their involvement with a campaign until well after said election has taken place, thus enabling it to work below the surface of voter’s vision. On November 9, 2009 I did a comprehensive column on the SOS project. Which I will republish in part for you here:

   

  

http://www.secstateproject.org is their official website.  At present, they are seeking donations and fostering the campaigns of the following candidates. Please get involved in the campaigns of the OPPONENTS, which in this early stage are too numerous to mention, of those being backed by SOS. George Soros backed SOS candidates at present are:

  

Michigan: Jocelyn Benson

California: Debra Bowen

Iowa: Michael Mauro

South Dakota: Ben Nesselhuf

Ohio Maryellen: O’Shaughnessy

Minnesota: Mark Ritchie

  

Work to see these people are defeated in the fall.

  

  

We will try to keep on top of this and notify you of involvement by the group in various states. Another website who will also be tracking this is http://americancourthouse.com/ .   You can always investigate involvement by your local candidates at www.WatchdogCentral.org as well, on not only this but other important issues.

  

Due to warranted national preoccupation last week with the health care debate, we will run this series as one cohesive piece this weekend. Please stop by to see portions you have missed. You have seen what the Democrat Party is willing to do to justify victory. Our only hope is that we can secure a fair and just election come this fall. Do NOT trust that to happen on it’s own. ALL EYES MUST HELP SECURE A FAIR ELECTION COUNT. We need fair minded citizens to get involved on a local level in every single municipality around the country. Let it be you.

  

What if I were to tell you the same corrupt players have found new ways to steal elections in America?

S.O.S. Project claims:

By electing clean Secretaries of State in 2010, we can ensure fair elections in 2012 across the country. We’re endorsing great candidates who support our goals – and we need your help to get them elected!

We’ve helped to elect 11 of 13 election reform candidates in key states like Minnesota and Ohio. Winning in these states has made a difference already, and now we’re gearing up for more wins in 2010.

By making a small contribution you can make sure unethical Secretaries of State like her and Ken Blackwell, never get to suppress our votes again. Dollar for dollar, the SoS Project is one of the most effective political investments you can make.

Since we launched in the fall of 2005, we have engaged in eleven races and have backed the winning candidate in nine states, including: Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, West Virginia and Missouri. We lost only in Michigan and Colorado (and there by a tiny margin).

In 2008, we ran a sophisticated, highly targeted campaign in Montana which made the difference in a major upset – ousting the incumbent Republican Secretary of State. Most analysts anticipate a tough 2010 Senate race in Montana, and it is critical to have a fair Secretary of State in place. In Oregon last year we helped beat back a late unexpected surge to capture a critical open seat.

We are proud of our 2006 victory in Minnesota, where long time reformer Mark Ritchie pulled off a major upset, with our support.  He was under fierce media and legal scrutiny as he oversaw the recount of the Franken/Coleman senatorial race, and operated with transparency and integrity, such that the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the extremely close election results, finally sending Franken to the Senate, where his vote is much needed.

We pride ourselves on being fast, nimble, and strategic in our spending. Potential donors should know that the SoS Project’s startup and overhead costs are already fully funded. So your contributions go to providing money directly to candidates in targeted races and independent expenditure campaigns in critical states, not to our operational costs.

We seek donations to our SoS Strategic Fund for three purposes:

  1. to establish state political committees that will conduct innovative independent expenditure campaigns.
  2. to build a reserve that can be deployed, where legally permissible, to benefit the races where it will matter most in the hectic final days before the election.
  3. to grow the donor base for crucial down ballot races by spreading the story to new donors through paid online and social network marketing and activism campaigns.

The Secretary of State Fund, a non-federal 527, can accept unlimited contributions.

Who are these people? According to their website, they are:

Becky Bond works for a socially progressive mobile telephone company based in San Francisco. She serves on the board of the New Organizing Institute* and ActBlue.com*.

Lola Elfman is has served as an organizer and trainer for The New Organizing Institute* since 2007, she served as Internet Director for Phil Angelides’ campaign for California Governor*, and was a consultant with M+R Strategic Services*.

Megan Hull was a Project Director for Democracy Reform at the Center for Civic Participation*. In 2004, she was a Co-Director of the coalition that investigated polling place problems and vote counting irregularities in Ohio and New Mexico.

Michael Kieschnick is a social entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He is also a board member of the League of Conservation Voters, among other progressive organizations.

What they forgot to tell you was who else is on their team.

According to Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:

The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” but only backs Democrats, religiously believe that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 (Katherine Harris) and in Ohio in 2004 (Ken Blackwell).

The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

The group was co-founded in July 2006 by James Rucker, formerly director of grassroots mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and Moveon.org Civic Action. “Any serious commitment to wrestling control of the country from the Republican Party must include removing their political operatives from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count,” said another co-founder, Becky Bond, to the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006.

Its website claims, “A modest political investment in electing clean candidates to critical Secretary of State offices is an efficient way to protect the election.” Indeed. Political observers know that a relatively small amount of money can help swing a little-watched race for a state office few people understand or care about.

In 2006, the Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee endorsed Ritchie and donated to his campaign. According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included liberal philanthropists George Soros, Drummond Pike, and Deborah Rappaport, along with veteran community organizer Heather Booth, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical ACORN clone. One article on Ritchie’s 2006 campaign website brags about the fine work ACORN did in Florida to pass a constitutional amendment to raise that state’s minimum wage.

It was revealed during a panel discussion at the Democratic Party’s convention in Denver this summer that the Democracy Alliance, a financial clearinghouse created by Soros and insurance magnate Peter B. Lewis, approved the Secretary of State Project as a grantee. The Democracy Alliance aspires to create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups-a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to compete with the conservative movement. It has brokered more than $100 million in grants to liberal nonprofits including ACORN. The aforementioned Pike and Rappaport, who gave money to Ritchie’s campaign, are members of the Democracy Alliance.

According to IRS 8872 disclosure forms, the Secretary of State Project received donations from Democracy Alliance members including Soros, Rob Stein, Gail Furman, and Susie Tompkins Buell.

Who now heads the Democracy Alliance? Howard Dean.

What does SOS say of their recent victories:

  

In 2006, SoS Project donors helped raise over $500,000 to elect reform candidates in 5 key battleground states – Ohio, Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa and New Mexico. We raised over $200,000 in Ohio to defeat Ken Blackwell with one of the most progressive election officers in the nation, Jennifer Brunner. In the 2008 presidential election, Secretary of State Brunner made decision after decision to keep the election clean and make every vote count. In Minnesota, we helped Mark Ritchie beat a Republican incumbent. Because of Secretary of State Ritchie’s dedication to fairness and transparency, a recount in the Coleman-Franken Senate race ensured every vote was counted and resulted in the certification of Al Franken’s narrow victory in the 2008 Minnesota Senate contest. Dollar for dollar, the SoS Project was one of 2006’s most effective political investments.

The 2008 election was a magnificent one for the Secretary of State Project and our savvy group of supporters helping to win 4 of 4 races! Not only did we help oust a republican Secretary of State incumbent and win three other seats, but we also witnessed returns (as noted above) from our 2006 work to elect Secretaries of State in key presidential battleground states. In Montana alone, we launched a highly targeted campaign to put Linda McCulloch over the top by just 5,305 votes. In a state where Senator John Tester won his seat by less than 1% of the vote, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will be able to ensure that every vote is counted when he runs for reelection in 2010. Our campaign made the difference.

According to Rebekah Chauhan in a blog on Brevard Tea Party:

Mark Ritchie, a Democrat and former community organizer, largely controlled the electoral process that seated Al Franken as the 60th Democrat in the Senate. Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman led Democrat Al Franken by 341 votes and the Democrats controlled 57 seats in the Senate, compared to the Republicans’ 40. The Minnesota seat was the only one that Democrats could try to steal. Franken was endorsed by ACORN Votes, ACORN’s federal political action committee. Minnesota’s secretary of state isn’t a Democrat by happenstance. Ritchie, who defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer in 2006, received an endorsement and financial assistance for his run from a below-the-radar non-federal “527″ group called the Secretary of State Project. The entity can accept unlimited financial contributions and doesn’t have to disclose them publicly until well after the election. The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” only backs Democrats. The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

…In 2006, along with Minnesota’s Ritchie, SoS Project-endorsed Jennifer Brunner (Ohio), who defied federal law by refusing to take steps to verify 200,000 questionable voter registrations, trounced her opponent, 55% to 41%.

Discover the network web site says:

The idea for SoSP germinated shortly after that 2004 election, when the group’s Democrat founders blamed Kerry’s defeat on then-Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican, who had ruled that Ohio (where Bush won by a relatively slim 118,599-vote margin) would not count provisional ballots — even those submitted by properly registered voters — if they had been submitted at the wrong precinct. Though the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ultimately upheld Blackwell’s decision, SoSP’s founders nonetheless received the ruling with the same bitterness they had felt regarding former Florida (Republican) Secretary of State Katherine Harris’s handling of the infamous ballot recount in 2000 (when Bush defeated Al Gore in the presidential election). Moreover, SoSP’s founders accused Blackwell and Republicans of conspiring to suppress Democratic voter turnout in Ohio. “We were tired of Republican manipulation of elections,” said SoSP co-founder Michael Kieschnick, who also serves as President of Working Assets. “It seemed like lots of decisions were made by people who were pretty clearly political operatives.” 

 

So, once again, George Soros, ACORN and the host of usual players are allowed to skirt the system to their own benefit. If you can’t win fair and square, win by any means necessary.

They are already formulating their campaigns for 2010. We need to keep that in mind. Watchdogs in the states touted by the SOS website as targets need to be on high alert and need to point out to fellow constituents what is really happening. Letters to the editor are a very effective tool for this as is calling local radio talk shows to bring up the subject.

 http://secstateproject.org is their official website.  At present, they are seeking donations and fostering the campaigns of the following candidates. Please get involved in the campaigns of the OPPONENTS, which in this early stage are too numerous to mention, of those being backed by SOS. George Soros backed SOS candidates at present are:

Michigan: Jocelyn Benson

California: Debra Bowen

Iowa: Michael Mauro

South Dakota: Ben Nesselhuf

Ohio Maryellen: O’Shaughnessy

Minnesota: Mark Ritchie

Work to see these people are defeated in the fall.

We will try to keep on top of this and notify you of involvement by the group in various states. Another website who will also be tracking this is http://americancourthouse.com/ .   You can always investigate involvement by your local candidates at www.WatchdogCentral.org as well, on not only this but other important issues.

Due to warranted national preoccupation last week with the health care debate, we will run this series as one cohesive piece this weekend. Please stop by to see portions you have missed. You have seen what the Democrat Party is willing to do to justify victory. Our only hope is that we can secure a fair and just election come this fall. Do NOT trust that to happen on it’s own. ALL EYES MUST HELP SECURE A FAIR ELECTION COUNT. We need fair minded citizens to get involved on a local level in every single municipality around the country. Let it be you.

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Hopes Lie in Rubble

Posted on January 15, 2010. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , |

What has happened in Haiti is terrible beyond words. My heart goes out to the people there and I wish them strength toward a quick recovery.
 
As I watched news coverage yesterday, something struck me. It reminded me of something I noticed during the aftermath of Katrina.
 
Many of those that thankfully made it through alive and well were just hovering on the street, and some were looting. Perhaps as many as hundreds of thousands of people lay buried in the rubble. The looters went into the buildings to take, stepping over dead bodies along the way. The people were asking for help and help is coming.
 
The looters were not the norm, but just the ever present segment of society waiting to perch upon people at their lowest. Unfortunately it is a universal phenomenon.
 
The majority stood awestruck in disbelief at what had, in a blink of an eye, happened to them, their families and their country. Families huddled together trying to console one another.
 
But, just as in Katrina it seemed they were reluctant to give aid to themselves. Perhaps it was shock.
 
I felt compassion toward these people, but merely wondered why they were not helping to find people who may still be alive or helping remove debris where needed, especially where there may be live people under that rubble. Perhaps, I thought they could help in providing minor medical aid to those who require it, or comfort a child who can not locate their parents. Instead the videos showed people merely gathering in the street looking on.
 
In the aftermath of Katrina we saw the same behavior. Many who were fully capable of helping with the clean up or helping with the injured, etc.. did nothing. As a matter of fact, there are the unforgettable videos of some criticizing the government who warned them, blatantly, they needed to leave and if they chose to stay they would be on their own for days awaiting aid. They stayed, and blamed the government for what happened to them during and after the storm. I have not yet seen that in Haiti.
 
I don’t believe our government handled the Katrina situation well, either, for the record. That’s another issue.
 
The pictures coming out of Haiti were different today. Just as it took several days for some, and I mean literally, only some, residents to share what they had left in the way of food, supplies, energy after Katrina, some Haitian residents came forward today. Some were handing out prepared rice to people for nourishment, some were helping pull people, alive and dead, out of the rubble. They had reclaimed their country, despite this latest terrible setback. They were beginning to take responsibility, not for the tragedy they had no control over, but rather where to go from this point forward. It seems, perhaps, the shock of it all was starting to wear off and the rebuilding of their lives had begun. We should all help in any way possible.  
 
My point is that most often the help you need lies at the end of your own arms and in your own heart. The world will follow. My biggest fear for Haiti, is those in charge. The government there is known for it’s corruption. Just as we have seen in other developing countries around the globe, those in power have a tendency to usurp what rightfully belongs to the people.
 
In no means to belittle the tragedy in Haiti, or in Katrina, I must say it reminds me of the inner cities here in America. The able bodied lie in wait for the Calvary to come. The Calvary is over rated. Take a look at the mismanagement involved when ever government is in control. It staggers the mind. Yet, many rely solely upon it, instead of their own efforts and abilities.
 
That’s the direction our country will head if the current administration has their way. 
 
For years the left has taught their warped version of history in our schools, has dumbed the people down and attempted to instill a sense of entitlement to them. Made them feel helpless, hopeless. Blighted surroundings and blighted spirit will do that.
 
Just as there has been massive amounts of abuse in the inner cities regarding funds relinquished in order to rebuild, to revamp, to renew, there are massive amounts of money on it’s way to Haiti. My fear is money earmarked for the people goes to the corrupt politicians and gang chiefs. The people are left to suffer.
 
I pray that is not the case for the people of Haiti.
 
I pray the trend reverses here at home, too.  I see nothing but the opposite with the current administration. Hope and change – not so much. Hoax and change is much more like it.
 
Corrupt governments do not work. Socialist, fascist governments do not work. Yet, so many who have been abused by their misplaced trust will, no doubt suffer more, if the current Washington agenda is not stopped. We need to educate those who see no other road. Freedom, not slavery, is the only way to achieve self-love and self-confidence. True hope comes from within but can be nurtured and fostered by society.
 
Haiti is a republic, and was the first independent nation in Latin America, gained by a successful slave rebellion. In recent times, however, Haiti has been ridden with corruption and greed on the part of the government. Very much akin to the inner cities here in America. Where there were once great shinning trophies of success as a result of self reliance and entrepreneurship, now lies rubble and distress.
 
If you are financially able to provide assistance to those in Haiti, who will need our help for years going forward, please visit  state.gov or www.cidi.org or of course, the Red Cross . In any case, please pray for them. Pray too for those in our inner cities to find the help they need within to reclaim and rebuild as well.
 
 
 
 
 
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More Shocking Videos- There’s Really Nothing Left to Say

Posted on October 12, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Senate Finance Committee meets today at 10:00 AM to vote on the Baucus Health Care Bill. If you have not contacted those on the committee, or still are not sure where you stand on this, please see yesterday’s column for information and links to those voting : http://wp.me/pxG9Z-bN 
 
 
ACORN is notorious for their corruption and their disregard for our laws. SEIU is no better. Yet, listen to Obama himself addressing SEIU before the election:

 

 

And yesterday, Breitbart TV broke another video – even more shocking- showing Obama in his own words again, at another SEIU function just prior to the election:

http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-obama-leads-seiu-chant-after-vowing-to/

Thanks to Wade Rathke, we now know ACORN and SEIU are working hand in hand with our President on health care “reform”:

 

 

Now comes word from Michele Bachman the Senate only defunded ACORN for one month:

 

There is really not much else to say. They have said it all. It’s definitely not about you, not about the good of the country, and definitely not about providing health care for those who can not afford it. Rather, it’s about greed, corruption, political paybacks – courtesy of our elected officials in Washington DC. If you have yet to call to voice your opposition, what are you waiting for? If you want a country based on the principles of SEIU and ACORN, do nothing. If, on the other hand, you are as repulsed by that notion as I am, you need to STAND UP AND TELL THEM NO WAY! Today the Senate Finance Committee votes. In the next few days it will become law.
 
Notice in both the SEIU and ACORN videos here mention EFCA- Employee Free Choice Act. This is also not about free choice, but rather coercion, once again to benefit the Union and enhance their power. Just as Health Care “Reform” is about filling the union’s coffers, particularly the UAW, who is about to receive the vast auto company reserves as negotiated called the “VEBA Fund”. I have included here links to the SEIU agenda posted on their website, a link to the EFCA in both the House and Senate versions under consideration, and information on the VEBA Fund.
 
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The Purposeful Dumbing Down of the Democratic Base

Posted on September 21, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While watching and listening to the “ACORN” tapes released last week, one thing struck me in particular. It struck me like a ton of bricks. Corruption in ACORN- no, anyone who has been paying attention at all the last several years knows that. ACORN breaking the law- no, really- not actually news. The thing that struck me is that when the “hooker” suggested she wanted to educate the illegal minor prostitutes, being brought into this country to facilitate riches for yet another wanna-be crooked politician, the ACORN worker said- are you sure you want to do that? Educate them? An educated person may then have a choice. (editorial paraphrase) WOW! What an epiphany!
 
Let’s take a look at how sweeping an epiphany it is.
 
In an article that dates back to when Glenn Beck was with CNN, the point is clearly made:
The Poverty of Democrats’ Ideas for Cities
Poverty is one of the few national issues that, at least on the surface, unites us all. It’s not a political condition; it’s a human one. After all, when’s the last time you’ve heard a politician campaign on a pro-poverty platform? But although the problem may unite us, the solutions don’t. And perhaps nothing illustrates that better than what’s been happening in Detroit, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly a third of the residents in those cities are living beneath the poverty line, the highest rates among large cities in the entire country. No matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, that is nothing short of appalling. Yet if you ask people what we should do about it, you’ll probably hear answers that inexplicably break down right along party lines.

Is there a perfect answer? Probably not. But what bothers me is that people stubbornly stick to their solution, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that it’s not working.

For example, Detroit, whose mayor has been indicted on felony charges, hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961. Buffalo has been even more stubborn. It started putting a Democrat in office back in 1954, and it hasn’t stopped since. Unfortunately, those two cities may be alone at the top of the poverty rate list, but they’re not alone in their love for Democrats. Cincinnati, Ohio (third on the poverty rate list), hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1984. Cleveland, Ohio (fourth on the list), has been led by a Democrat since 1989. St. Louis, Missouri (sixth), hasn’t had a Republican since 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (eighth), since 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ninth), since 1952 and Newark, New Jersey (10th), since 1907. The only two cities in the top 10 that I didn’t mention (Miami, Florida, and El Paso, Texas) haven’t had Republicans in office either — just Democrats, independents or nonpartisans.

Over the past 50 years, the eight cities listed above have had Republican leadership for a combined 36 years. The rest of the time — a combined 364 years — they’ve been led by Democrats. Five of the 10 cities with the highest poverty rates (Detroit, Buffalo, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Newark) have had a Democratic stranglehold since at least 1961: more than 45 years. Two of the cities (Milwaukee and Newark) have been electing Democrats since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908. Two cities, 100 years, all Democrats…

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, the asylums in those cities must be as full as the soup kitchens…

Detroit, remember, was going to be the ‘Model City’ of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the shining example of what the ‘fairness’ of the welfare state can produce. Billions of dollars later, Detroit instead has become the model of everything that can go wrong when you hook people on the idea of something for nothing – a once-middle class city of nearly 2 million that is now a poverty-stricken city of less than 900,000.”

Ok, so let’s look at a few of our major US cities, starting with Detroit, MI.
 
Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy by Jarrett Skorup at Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or “progressive” platform have been enacted:

  • A “living wage” ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors.
  • A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average.
  • A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members.
  • A powerful government employee union that does the same for its members.
  • A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies.

Would this be a shining city on a hill, exciting the admiration of all? We don’t have to guess, because there is such a city – Detroit

Detroit has been dubbed “the most liberal city in America” and each of these “progressive” policies is alive and well there. How have they worked out? In 1950, Detroit was the wealthiest city in America on a per capita income basis. Today, the Census Bureau reports that it is the nation’s 2nd poorest major city, just “edging out” Cleveland.

Could it be pure coincidence that the decline occurred over the same period in which union power, the city government bureaucracy, taxes and business regulations all multiplied? While correlation is not causation, it is striking that the decline in per capita income is exactly what classical economists predict would occur when wage controls are imposed and taxes are increased.

…A similar pattern has played out in public education. It is now conventional wisdom among the political class that higher pay for teachers and increased spending per student lead to improvements in teacher quality and student performance. Again, correlation is not causation, but Detroit Public Schools strongly suggests that this theory must be rejected. It has chronically underperformed state averages, yet reforms are vehemently opposed by the system’s powerful school employee union.

At the same time that union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, has won rich salary and benefits packages for its members. Median compensation for a DPS teacher is $76,000 and Detroit spends the third highest amount of money per student among 76 large cities nationwide. Statewide, Detroit’s spending per pupil is in the 91st percentile and DPS teachers are paid at the 96th percentile. For all that, by almost any measure Detroit schools have for decades failed their students: test scores, safety, drop out rates, etc. For example, Detroit’s public school students perform at the 3rd percentile in the state – that is, they are in the lowest 3 percent, and the district is in its second state takeover in a decade.

The fact of the matter is, high school drop out rates for these cities are staggering! Detroit- 78%, Cleveland -56%, Memphis 51.5%, Philadelphia 44.5%, St. Louis 50%, Milwaukee 55%, Buffalo 54%.

Money does not appear to be the real issue, either. As with Detroit, the Democratic governments and unions have been able to drum up financial support year after year, without showing any result in improvement of education. So what is the problem?

I think perhaps the Acorn worker said it best. Why would you want to educate them? Could it be that if the masses remain uneducated they will then continue to support failed systems. Us (the democrats) against “The Man” (the republicans). The truth is, in these cities, “The Man” is the Democratic party and the Democratic unions. The Democrats are not your friend. The Democrats are nothing more than a corrupt matrix of left wing causes, most of which are not at all what they pretend to be. All this talk of social justice is BS. The Democrats are WORKING FOR THEMSELVES, not the people the portend to help. This is evident and obvious. You only have to look around you to see that.

If you want to change the result, you must change the input. Stop electing these corrupt, self serving cock roaches into office. DEMAND SATISFACTORY RESULTS. Why do you continually limit your choice to one party? Why would you do something so foolish? People fought hard to give you CHOICE. Use it! Pay attention and arm yourself with facts. If you do not get the results you want, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! If you don’t like the results you are getting from your schools, either change them or enroll your kids in schools that actually work. Take responsibility to have the life you want instead of the one being provided for you by “The Man”. 

Unions are no better. What started out as a good idea so many years ago, has, too, been morphed into nothing but organized corruption.

This is not to say that by changing the party in charge your life will be better. Changing the quality and character of those in charge will, though. Consider the person and their background, along with their friends, when choosing whom to vote for. If you don’t see any one worth voting for, go find them. Change starts with you. Change does not trickle down. CHANGE TRICKLES UP!

People need to wake up. Advocate FOR YOURSELF! Do not allow others to advocate for you. Change your culture and you will change your life. Why are children allow to perpetuate the cycle by wallowing in hip hop and rap music? Why is cool to be uneducated? Why are drugs and crime permitted and condoned as a way of life? Only those who are impacted by this can answer this question. Slavery has not been abolished – it is self imposed by all who allow these conditions to exist.

 

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News for 07/18/2009

Posted on July 18, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Watch This YouTube of how the Govt took Citizens Guns after Katrina
Wow! Real video of gun confiscations and police abuse of citizens after Katrina. I would not have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes.
  
What Climate Change Can Do For the Left by Joseph Bast at American Thinker
More than a few people will be tempted to buy this book based on the promise, implicit in its title, that it offers an examination of the ideas and motives of both sides in the global warming debate. But that is not what this book is about. Rather, it is the musings of a British socialist about how to use the global warming issue as a means of persuading “the masses” to give up their economic liberties. The fact that the author, Mike Hulme, is a scientist who helped write the influential reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many other influential government agencies makes this book more disturbing than informative. Convinced that the scientific debate is over and he won, Hulme devotes most of his attention to finding ways to overcome “barriers other than lack of scientific knowledge to changing the status of climate change in the minds of citizens – psychological, emotional, and behavioural barriers”
  
New Wall Street Investigators Big Campagn Contrbutors from Open Secrets
The fox are guarding the hen house again.. see article above from Open Secrets. House and Senate leaders last week named 10 members to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a bipartisan panel that Congress created in May to investigate the causes of last year’s financial crisis. The selections include businessmen, ex-lawmakers, and academics who have together donated more than $1 million to federal candidates since 1989.

It is fairly clear, to anyone paying attention, that the people of the US are currently suffering the political tyranny of the special interest minority. We arrive at this point not because the character of the nation has changed dramatically – we are still a center-right nation ideologically, although we have become more permissive in our social views – but because we have fallen prey to exactly the political malady James Madison feared we would: factionalism. This factionalism exists within both political parties, as well as throughout our society. Instead of celebrating the hybrid identity that is American and standing as one people in support and defense of a singular culture we have become a country of hyphenated Americans all too willing to put our individual and special interest needs ahead of honest politics, good government and Americanism…. Would term limits be employed, instituted at the state level in an effort to usurp the special interest factions currently in control of our federal government, they would act as a great equalizer – an eradicator – of factions. …I still believe that an educated, aware and engaged American citizenry can provide effective governmental oversight. Our Founders and Framers constructed our Republic’s Charters of Freedom with that understanding. But today, we have become so self-absorbed as a culture that we have placed our personal wants and desires – as a society – above the duty demanded of us by the Framers and by constitutional mandate.

New – American Independent Party – God, Country, Constitution http://aipnews.com/

Our purpose? The same as the stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution: “To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” This party is now an official party in the state of Michigan and most other states. Give them a look at the link above. That’s why we’re pro-life and pro-liberty, and will always unswervingly support a strong and secure America. Along with the signers of the Declaration of Independence, we believe in the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, that our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come from our Creator, and that just government can only exist by the consent of the governed. We call these “America’s Principles.” We are recruiting, training and equipping a new generation of leaders – patriotic men and women who will courageously act to implement those principles. History proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt: AMERICA’S PRINCIPLES WORK when the people put them into practice.

 

FORECLOSURES RISE FOR FIRST HALF 2009 DESPITE AID from Global Reasearch / Realty Trac

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14408

US home foreclosure activity galloped to a record in the first half of the year, overwhelming broad efforts to remedy failing loans while job losses escalated. Foreclosure filings jumped to a record 1.9 million on more than 1.5 million properties in the first six months of the year, RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

The number of properties drawing filings, which include notices of default and auctions, jumped 9.0 percent from the second half of 2008 and almost 15 percent from the first half of last year.“Despite everybody’s best efforts to date we’re not really making any headway against the problem,” Rick Sharga, senior vice president at RealtyTrac in Irvine, California, said in an interview.

 TREASURY DEPT SEEKING SPEAKER TO ADDRESS “HUMOR IN THE WORKPLACE” AT THEIR SEMINARS

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3014e950a92dbb0f7e066f9e088a301f&tab=core&tabmode=list&cck=1&au=&ck

Please drop Treasury an email, as I did (seen below) to let them know we can not afford to pay for their entertainment. Email address is in the posting seen above. Please note, there is an error in the email address of the primary contact.. should be tres.gov  not gres.gov. Thank you.

 

I am merely a taxpayer, and when it comes to government, am loosing my sense of humor.
May I please ask you why, especially in these troubled times, with deficits now measured in the
trillions, we are having to pay for two presentations on humor in the workplace??? This ideology
concerns
they collect our tax dollars.
 
Sincerely,
 
Desiree Paquette

 me very much… and the only laughter I can hear is those in government laughing as 

Please drop Treasury an email, as I did (seen below) to let them know we can not afford to pay for their entertainment. Email address is in the posting seen above. Please note, there is an error in the email address of the primary contact.. should be tres.gov  not gres.gov. Thank you.

 

I am merely a taxpayer, and when it comes to government, am loosing my sense of humor.
  
May I please ask you why, especially in these troubled times, with deficits now measured in the
trillions, we are having to pay for two presentations on humor in the workplace??? This ideology
concerns me very much… and the only laughter I can hear is those in government laughing as
they collect our tax dollars.
  
Sincerely,
 
Desiree Paquette

 

Instituting a Safeguard Against Political & Ideological Tyranny from Canada Free Press

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