Meet the Man Who Took Rev. Wright’s Place in Obamaland

Posted on March 29, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State | Tags: , , , , |

In a recent column for Huntington Post, Jim Wallis recently wrote:

The Great Recession is not just an economic crisis, it is the result of a loss of values, a moral crisis. And to say that it is a moral crisis is also to say that it is a spiritual crisis.

But who is Jim Wallis? According to Huffington Post

Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at www.godspolitics.com.

The Washington Post wrote in November, 2006: Wallis’s book, God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2005 and became the catalyst for his budding effort to revive progressive Christian politics. Throughout the book, Wallis argues that liberals have lost touch with the faith that defines much of American life. In the values debate, nearly all of which stems from differing perspectives of religion and moral absolutes, Democrats have traditionally been on the trailing end since the devout Jimmy Carter lost churchgoing voters to Ronald Reagan in 1980. Bill Clinton significantly narrowed the gap in 1992 by winning the Catholic vote, but even with his ability to speak comfortably about faith, by 1996, the gap widened again. Four years later, George W. Bush brought Catholic and Protestant regular churchgoers firmly into the Republican camp.

But who is he really?

A recent column in The Christian Review called: Jim Walis: Obama’s “Red” Spiritual Advisor , they discuss Jim Wallis’s ties to South American Marxist movement leaders and regimes. The Christian Review lays it’s case out this way:

First, Jim Wallis has had relationships with the communist Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).

Second, his “Witness for Peace” was an attempt to defend the Nicaraguan Sandinistas! Wallis, together with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Obama’s former pastor of 20 years) “rallied support for the communist Nicaraguan regime and protested actions by the United States which supported the anti-communist Contra rebels” (Family World News, February 2009, p. 7).

Third, Wallis and his Sojourners community of fellow-travelers believe Fidel Castro’s Cuba, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua and the other revolutionary forces “restructuring socialist societies” are the communist paradises the United States needs to emulate in order to establish “social justice.” Writing in the November 1983 issue of Sojourners, Jacob Laksin notes, “Jim Wallis and Jim Rice drafted what would become the charter of leftist activists committed to the proliferation of communist revolutions in Central America” (Laksin, “Sojourners: History, Activities and Agendas” in Discoverthenetworks.org., 2005).

The ugly truth is Wallis wishes to see the destruction of the United States as a nation and in its place “a radical nonconformist community” patterned after the progressive, socialist commune he established in Washington, D.C., in 1971 (Laksin, Ibid.).

See what “Discover the networks” says about Wallis here.

Starmaker reported a year ago:

Obama hasn’t changed, still taking advice from the Black Liberation cult, only this time in the form of white socialist, Rev Jim Wallis of Washington D.c, according to IBD Editorials. He is currently the Usurper’s advisor for faith-based initiatives.

He preaches the same anti-American, anti-capitalist, message, one of redistributive
wealth for the sake of “social justice.” He and Rev Wright have rallied together to support the Communist Sandanistas decades ago. In fact,at the 2008 ACORN convention (6/25), while he was being introduced, the Acorn Hostess, slipped up and started introducing him as “Rev. Jeremiah..” Of course, that was just shortly after Obama threw Wright under the bus.

He is also from Chicago, like Obama and published a paper called “Post-American.” He has been associated with Marxism for some time, even though he does some window-dressing to cover up the big word “Communism.” He has close ties to Marxist Dr. Cornell West and, in the past, to James Cone.

His group in Washington D.C. is called Sojourners. He has called America “the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian claims and designs…(and is) fiercely opposed to capitalism and the free-market system. “Our systems have failed the poor and they have failed the earth,” Wallis has said. “They have failed the creation,” according to The Obama File.

Also a year ago, USNews reported:

For Wallis, who leads an antipoverty group called Sojourners, it was just the beginning of another long day of power politics. An afternoon interview at his Washington office was cut short so he could hop on a conference call with President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Then he was off to dinner with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

In more than three decades in the capital, the 60-year-old Wallis has never been so much in demand. As a politically progressive evangelical, he had long been an outcast in both evangelical and progressive political circles. Agitating for a greater government role in fighting poverty and promoting world peace, he pushed an agenda that was at odds with the Christian-right leaders who purported to speak for American evangelicals. Wallis decried those leaders’ fixation on fighting abortion and gay rights. His own politics lined up closely with the Democrats, but the party had little interest in consorting with evangelical pastors.

Now, all that has changed. Many evangelicals, particularly younger ones, have broadened their political agenda beyond hot-button issues to embrace causes like combating climate change. Many of the Christian right’s top leaders have died or lost influence. And Democrats all the way up to the White House are now embracing religion’s role in politics and are actively wooing evangelicals. Seemingly overnight, Wallis has gone from outside agitator, arrested 22 times for acts of civil disobedience, to inside player, talking with presidential aides a few times a week. “I’ve been 40 years in the wilderness, and now it’s time to come out,” Wallis says. “This is a new experience for me.”

…But Wallis’s lefty credentials are well established. In the early 1970s, he faced pressure to leave Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois because his anti-Vietnam War activism was scaring off the school’s benefactors. Wallis left by choice and helped start a commune to live out his “kind of Marxist” beliefs, which included living close to the poor and pursuing social justice activism full time. (Wallis has since disavowed Marxism.) The commune disbanded after it moved to Washington to advocate on social justice issues. But the name, Sojourners, lives on in his current organization and its monthly magazine.

…For now, though, Wallis is less focused on arguing the orthodoxy of his views than on turning them into policy. A Washington veteran, he has learned that political power can be fleeting. His invitations to the Clinton White House ceased after he opposed welfare reform. President Bush consulted him on faith-based initiatives, but his team froze Wallis out for opposing the Iraq war.

Obama is the first president Wallis knew well pre-White House. In the 1990s, both participated in a years-long dialogue on community engagement led by Bowling Alone author Robert Putnam. “He was self-consciously Christian like I was,” Wallis says of Obama then. “But we were progressively Christian in the era of the religious right.” Now, Wallis is eager to partner with his old friend to prove that a new, progressive era for religion and politics has arrived.

You don’t have to take it from me.  Here it is in Jim Wallis’s own words. Wow!:

In a column he did in 2007 he lays out how the progressive movement can gain ground moving through religious organizations and churches throughout the country. By perverting the scripture to their own agenda, they can aid social justice and further redistribution of wealth in this country.

Recently, his organization, The Sojourners have launched a campaign against Glenn Beck:

Tell Glenn Beck: I’m a Social Justice Christian
Glenn Beck recently told his listeners to leave any church that teaches social justice, and to report its pastor to church authorities. Since Sojourners’ mission is “to articulate the biblical call to social justice,” we thought we’d better turn ourselves in. But before reporting to any church hierarchy, we’re going to report ourselves to Glenn Beck.

Whether you’re a church leader, a church member, or a church seeker, if you’re a Christian who believes in the biblical call to social justice, we invite you join us. Once you turn yourself in, you’ll get a chance to encourage your pastors, fellow church members, or fellow seekers to report themselves too. Send the message below (change it if you like) to Glenn Beck, and let him know that the biblical call to social justice is good news–not fodder for “code word” scare tactics.

 

I keep telling you this is indeed our second civil war, and I truly believe it is. Unlike our first, this does not involve guns and ammo, but rather, at this point anyway, is a war of words and ideals.  The majority is lulled into silence by busy lives, mind numbing television shows and left leaning media. Please help rally our troups and bring this information to their attention. We must begin to alert all. With lies and manipulation being hurled at us in such a rapid fire manner, keeping up is increasingly hard to do. That’s how they play, attempting to make us watch one hand while they continually stab us in the back with the other. I will continue to do the best I can to bring information to your attention, but I need your help in disseminating the information.

Other blogs have written about Jim Wallis as well:

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=5006

http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2010/03/24/obamas-marxist-advisor-rev-jim-wallis-advocate-of-redistribution-of-wealth-and-social-justice/

http://swordattheready.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/red-letter-christian-socialist-jim-wallis-concurs-with-obamas-attack-on-banks/

http://donjobson.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/jim-wallis-out-to-destroy-the-southern-baptist-convention/

I would like to thank a fellow Convservative true Patriot who shared this information with me.

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News for 09/10/2009- Free Speech in America

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech. Benjamin Franklin, writing as Silence Dogood, No. 8, July 9, 1722  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:  

 FCC Head:Chairman Julius Genachowski 

 In his government biography, appear the following highlights: Genachowski’s public service spanned broadly across government. His confirmation as FCC Chairman returns him to the agency where, from 1994 until 1997, he served as Chief Counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, and, before that, as Special Counsel to then-FCC General Counsel (later Chairman) William Kennard. Previously, he was a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice David Souter and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. (ret.), and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for Chief Judge Abner Mikva. Genachowski also worked in Congress for then-U.S. Representative (now Senator) Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and on the staff of the House select committee investigating the Iran-Contra Affair. Genachowski has been active at the intersection of social responsibility and the marketplace. His acceptance speech follows:   http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-291834A1.doc

…Put simply, our communications infrastructure is the foundation upon which our economy and our society rest. And it has never been more important that we unleash its potential. Our nation is at a crossroads. We face a number of tremendous challenges: our economy, education, health care, and energy, to name a few. If we do our jobs right and harness the power of communications to confront these challenges, we will have chosen the right course, and we will make a real positive difference in the lives of our children and future generations…. 

As the country’s expert agency on communications, it is our job to pursue this vision of a more connected America, focusing on the following goals:

  • Promoting universal broadband that’s robust, affordable and open.
  • Pursuing policies that promote job creation, competition, innovation and investment.
  • Protecting and empowering consumers and families.
  • Helping deliver public safety communications networks with the best technology to serve our firefighters, police officers, and other first responders.
  • Advancing a vibrant media landscape, in these challenging times, that serves the public interest in the 21st century.
  • Seizing the opportunity for the United States to lead the world in mobile communications.

These are just some of the goals we will pursue in the days ahead. How we will work will be central to what we can achieve. We will be fair.

We will be open and transparent. Our policy decisions will be fact-based and data-driven. We will strive to be smart about technology; smart about economics and businesses; smart about law and history; and smart every day about how our actions affect the lives of consumers. We will use technology and new media to enhance the everyday worklives of FCC staff, green the agency, and improve overall operations of the FCC – running efficiently, communicating effectively, and opening the agency to participation from everyone affected by the FCC’s actions.  And, stay tuned, we will have a new FCC website. 

Why do we serve in government and why do we serve at the FCC? We serve because we believe our nation can always do better and that it must do better. We serve because, in our America, we are defined not by what we earn, but by what we give…. That’s never been more true than today.  Communications must play a role in solving many of our nation’s most pressing challenges.  It’s the FCC’s job – our job – to turn this aspiration into reality.  We will be judged by whether we find concrete, practical ways to improve the lives of all of our nation’s people.  

Past articles about FCC Chair: https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/news-for-08252009-how-about-corruption-reform-and-a-look-at-cloward-and-piven/

FCC Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2009/08/06/new-fcc-chief-diversity-officer-co-wrote-liberal-groups-structural-imb

Here is the document he co-authored for Soros’ Center For American Progress, called “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio”.

Conservative Talk Radio- How Those at the FCC Want To Shut It Down- The Official Report – Does this sound Constitutional to You?

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/06/pdf/talk_radio.pdf 

From the Center for American Progress, the Soros Progressive Movement now in charge of our government, here is the report the new FCC head and FCC “Diversity” Czar are using to co-opt free speech in America. This is a 40 page pdf document co-authored by Mark Lloyd, the Diversity Czar, himself. Here is a peek:

“As this report will document in detail, conservative talk radio undeniably dominates the format:

Our analysis in the spring of 2007 of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners reveals that 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative, and 9 percent is progressive.

Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk—10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk.

A separate analysis of all of the news/talk stations in the top 10 radio markets reveals that 76 percent of the programming in these markets is conservative and 24 percent is progressive, although programming is more balanced in markets such as New York and Chicago.

This dynamic is repeated over and over again no matter how the data is analyzed, whether one looks at the number of stations, number of hours, power of stations, or the number of programs. While progressive talk is making inroads on commercial stations, conservative talk continues to be pushed out over the airwaves in greater multiples of hours than progressive talk is broadcast.

These empirical findings may not be surprising given general impressions about the format, but they are stark and raise serious questions about whether the companies licensed to broadcast over the public airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans.

There are many potential explanations for why this gap exists. The two most frequently cited reasons are the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and simple consumer demand. As this report will detail, neither of these reasons adequately explains why conservative talk radio dominates the airwaves.

Our conclusion is that the gap between conservative and progressive talk radio is the result of multiple structural problems in the U.S. regulatory system, particularly the complete breakdown of the public trustee concept of broadcast, the elimination of clear public interest requirements for broadcasting, and the relaxation of ownership rules including the requirement of local participation in management.”

Past Articles about Mark Lloyd:

https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/news-for-0815-08162009-fcc-czar-more-hc-discussion-food-safety-act/  https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/news-for-08172009-special-edition-a-new-and-brewing-crisis/               https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/news-for-08282009-next-stepsingle-payer-retirement-plans-fcc-czar-regulatory-czar-we-the-people-have-the-power/  https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/news-for-09072009-cant-get-to-dc-join-the-virtual-march-on-washington-fcc-smoking-gun-a-little-holiday-video-fun/

In the Fight For Social Change

http://mediaresearchhub.ssrc.org/news/conference-on-communication-and-social-change-theory-icts-media-and-francophone-spheres-may-22-2008/ One of the leading organizations working for social change using media. Devoted to Inclusion, Localism, Social Movement.   http://mediaresearchhub.ssrc.org/data-consortium-1

Understanding the public sphere–and developing good public policy to support it–requires access to data about media and the public sphere: data on industry structure, audiences, programming, internet traffic, and other basic measures of our increasingly convergent media environment.  In the U.S., much of this data is privately collected, and priced for large corporations.  Independent researchers, public interest groups, and policymakers operate at a major disadvantage in this environment. For many reasons, unequal access to data is a recipe for poor public policy.  Notably, it makes the examination of policy proposals and evaluation of policy outcomes difficult at best.  As this situation becomes the norm, media policymaking moves away from basic principles of public accountability. The consortium is a vehicle for expressing the data-related concerns and collective bargaining power of scholarly and public-interest communities in this area.

Six Steps Toward a Stronger, More Transparent, More Accountable FCC in the Obama Era  (yeah, right)

http://mediaresearchhub.ssrc.org/news/six-steps-toward-a-stronger-more-transparent-more-accountable-fcc-in-the-obama-era  

American Thinker on Obama Threat to Free Speech in America (pre-election warning) http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/obama_to_critics_just_shut_up.html …What makes Obama’s affinity for suppressing dissent even worse is that mainstream newspapers and television networks, the very institutions expected to act as watchdogs and to be a forum for the expression of free speech of all persuasions, have failed the American people during this election not only through biased reporting but also by their shocking failure (refusal?) to dig beyond the surface into Obama’s questionable background. As a result, in this election, the American people have been stripped of the protections normally provided by a vibrant and critical press, one of the most important weapons a free nation has against its leaders (or leaders-to-be) and against the tyranny of power.
Should Obama be elected to the presidency, Americans should expect such ugly aggressive tactics to continue, and Americans who disagree with President Obama should expect to be silenced. Whether it is through Obama’s use of the mainstream press as a government mouthpiece, the imposition of the Fairness Doctrine to suppress (and in many cases eliminate) radio and television programs or print media outlets critical of an Obama administration, or, the sicking of the press and surrogates on citizens who dare question those in power, Americans are about to experience on a national scale what dissenting students and faculty on American campuses have experienced for years….  

 The New Social Change Agenda is Not The Only Threat to Free Speech

Book: Censorship, Inc.: The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States by Lawrence Soley -Amazon.com notes:
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a landmark in the defense of free speech against government interference and suppression. In this book we come to see how it also acts as a smokescreen behind which a more dangerous and insidious threat to free speech can operate.  Soley shows how as corporate power has grown and come to influence the issues on which ordinary Americans should be able to speak out, so new strategies have developed to restrict free speech on issues in which corporations and property-owners have an interest. Censorship, Inc. is a comprehensive examination of the vast array of corporate practices which restrict free speech in the United States today in fields as diverse as advertsing and the media, the workplace, community life, and the environment. Soley also shows how these threats to free speech have been resisted by activism, legal argument, and through legislation. Grounded in extensive research into actual cases, this book is at the same time a challenge to conventional thinking about the nature of censorship and free speech. 

 Another Threat To Free Speech: Pressure from Foreign Concerns

 http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102989 

 When Internet journalist Joe Kaufman wrote an article exposing terrorist connections in two American Muslim groups, he was sued by a swarm of Islamic organizations, none of which he had mentioned in his online article. The technique is called by some “legal jihad” or “Islamist lawfare,” and the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Kaufman in the lawsuit, claims Muslim advocates are using the strategy to bully online journalists into silence. “The lawsuit against Kaufman was funded by the Muslim Legal Fund for America. The head of that organization, Khalil Meek, admitted on a Muslim radio show that lawsuits were being filed against Kaufman and others to set an example,” claims a Thomas More statement on the case. “Indeed, for the last several years, Muslim groups in the U.S. have engaged in the tactic of filing meritless lawsuits to silence any public discussion of Islamic terrorist threats.”  

http://townhall.com/columnists/JillianBandes/2009/05/20/free_speech_under_threat  After feeling pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Sen. Arlen Specter cancelled his appearance at a conference Tuesday on free speech protections, bringing attention to some of the of the very issues the conference was designed to highlight. “Libel Lawfare: Silencing Criticism of Radical Islam” focused on the prosecution of American citizens under foreign libel laws, which are typically much looser than First Amendment speech protections in the U.S. Foreign laws are commonly targeted at Americans who publish or speak about controversial issues such as Islamic terrorism; if an American criticizes a foreign national and the foreign national doesn’t like it, lawsuits can loom.

 DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES WILL GUARANTEE YOUR RIGHT TO SPEAK  

The Courts Have Not Always Backed Free Speech– here is an excerpt from Wikipedia on the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Freedom of speech

Sedition

The Supreme Court never ruled on the constitutionality of any federal law regarding the Free Speech Clause until the 20th century. The Supreme Court never ruled on the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, whose speech provisions expired in 1801. The leading critics of the law, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, argued for the Acts’ unconstitutionality on the basis of the First Amendment, among other Constitutional provisions (e.g. Tenth Amendment). In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), the Supreme Court said, “[a]lthough the Sedition Act was never tested in this Court, the attack upon its validity has carried the day in the court of history.”

After World War I, several cases involving laws limiting speech came before the Supreme Court. The Espionage Act of 1917 imposed a maximum sentence of twenty years for anyone who caused or attempted to cause “insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty in the military or naval forces of the United States.” Under the Act, there were over two thousand prosecutions. For instance, one filmmaker was sentenced to ten years imprisonment because his portrayal of British soldiers in a movie about the American Revolution impugned the good faith of an American ally, the United Kingdom. The Sedition Act of 1918 went even further, criminalizing “disloyal,” “scurrilous” or “abusive” language against the government.

In Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919), the Supreme Court was first requested to strike down a law violating the Free Speech Clause. The case involved Charles Schenck, who had, during the war, published leaflets challenging the conscription system then in effect. The Supreme Court unanimously upheld Schenck’s conviction for violating the Espionage Act. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., writing for the Court, suggested that “the question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.”

The “clear and present danger” test of Schenck was extended in Debs v. United States, 249 U.S. 211 (1919), again by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. The case involved a speech made by Eugene V. Debs, a political activist. Debs had not spoken any words that posed a “clear and present danger” to the conscription system, but a speech in which he denounced militarism was nonetheless found to be sufficient grounds for his conviction. Justice Holmes suggested that the speech had a “natural tendency” to occlude the draft.

Thus, the Supreme Court effectively shaped the First Amendment in such a manner as to permit a multitude of restrictions on speech. Further restrictions on speech were accepted by the Supreme Court when it decided Gitlow v. New York, 268 U.S. 652 (1925). Writing for the majority, Justice Edward Sanford  suggested that states could punish words that “by their very nature, involve danger to the public peace and to the security of the state.” Lawmakers were given the freedom to decide which speech would constitute a danger.

Freedom of speech was influenced by anti-communism during the Cold War. In 1940, the Congress enacted the Smith Act. The Smith Act made punishable the advocacy of “the propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force and violence.” The law was mainly used as a weapon against Communist leaders. The constitutionality of the Act was questioned in Dennis v. United States 341 U.S. 494 (1951). The Court upheld the law in 1951 by a 6-2 vote (Justice Tom C. Clark did not participate because he had previously ordered the prosecutions when he was Attorney General). Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson relied on Oliver Wendell Holmes’ “clear and present danger” test when he wrote for the majority. Vinson suggested that the doctrine did not require the government to “wait until the putsch is about to be executed, the plans have been laid and the signal is awaited”, thereby broadly defining the words “clear and present danger.” Thus, even though there was no immediate danger posed by the Communist Party’s ideas, the Court allowed the Congress to restrict the Communist Party’s speech.

Dennis has never been explicitly overruled by the Court, but subsequent decisions have greatly narrowed its place within First Amendment jurisprudence. In 1957, the Court changed its interpretation of the Smith Act in deciding Yates v. United States, 354 U.S. 298 (1957). The Supreme Court ruled that the Act was aimed at “the advocacy of action, not ideas”. Thus, the advocacy of abstract doctrine remains protected under the First Amendment. Only speech explicitly inciting the forcible overthrow of the government remains punishable under the Smith Act.

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News for 09/02/2009- Exactly Who Were the Groups on That Secret Conference Call, Anyway?

Posted on September 1, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On August 11th, President Obama held a conference call with all his special interest allies in order to push renaming 09/11 as our National Day of Service instead of keeping the day for strict remembrance of those who perished in the awful and unjust terrorist attacks on our country. Their feeling is that the Republican Party owns this day, according to some reports, and this would be a way to “capture” the day for the Democrats. What horrendous thinking, illustrative of what is wrong with this country.  The resolution, introduced in the Senate by Charles Shummer (D-NY) as S.245, then in the House as HR 718, by Doris Matsui (D-CA) was being furthered by the President by consulting this hand-picked assemblage.  Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Color of Change, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, Young Democrats of America.  

 Who are these organizations and why were they given a seat at the table?  

ACORN- Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI  To understand the nature and extent of Acorn’s radicalism, an excellent place to begin is Sol Stern’s 2003 City Journal article, “ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities.” (For a shorter but helpful piece, try Steven Malanga’s “Acorn Squash.”) Sol Stern explains that Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960’s “New Left,” with a “1960’s-bred agenda of anti-capitalism” to match. Acorn, says Stern, grew out of “one of the New Left’s silliest and most destructive groups, the National Welfare Rights Organization.” In the 1960’s, NWRO launched a campaign of sit-ins and disruptions at welfare offices. The goal was to remove eligibility restrictions, and thus effectively flood welfare rolls with so many clients that the system would burst. The theory, explains Stern, was that an impossibly overburdened welfare system would force “a radical reconstruction of America’s unjust capitalist economy.” Instead of a socialist utopia, however, we got the culture of dependency and family breakdown that ate away at America’s inner cities — until welfare reform began to turn the tide. While Acorn holds to NWRO’s radical economic framework and its confrontational 1960’s-style tactics, the targets and strategy have changed. Acorn prefers to fly under the national radar, organizing locally in liberal urban areas — where, Stern observes, local legislators and reporters are often “slow to grasp how radical Acorn’s positions really are.” Acorn’s new goals are municipal “living wage” laws targeting “big-box” stores like Walmart, rolling back welfare reform, and regulating banks — efforts styled as combating “predatory lending.” Unfortunately, instead of helping workers, Acorn’s living-wage campaigns drive businesses out of the very neighborhoods where jobs are needed most. Acorn’s opposition to welfare reform only threatens to worsen the self-reinforcing cycle of urban poverty and family breakdown. 

  HERE ARE JUST A FEW ISSUES INVOLVING ACORN   http://www.rottenacorn.com/activityMap.html Acorn is charged with several counts of voter fraud within 14 states. Here is the map and the charges.   http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-acorn-voter-fraud/ There is a history of voter fraud charges envolving Acorn.   http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_606173.html

A group of dissident members is seeking a federal investigation of ACORN for alleged criminal violations stemming from an embezzlement scandal that rocked the organization last year. The splinter group, ACORN 8, released a 24-page document in January, 2009, that asks federal investigators to consider fraud, embezzlement and conspiracy charges, and criminal civil rights violations relating to the embezzlement of nearly $1 million from the nonprofit’s accounts and an alleged cover-up of the theft for almost a decade. “Moreover, due to the admission that a felony has been committed, other federal offenses may have also been committed … ,” states the document signed by 14 members of ACORN 8, including recently expelled members of ACORN’s national board of directors.

http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/2009/05/embezzlement-of-dale-rathke.html Starting sometime in the late 1990’s and ending sometime in the early part of this decade, Dale Rathke, brother of founder Wade Rathke, was involved in embezzling somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million from the ACORN accounting and financial services arm Citizen Consulting Incorporated. At the time, Dale Rathke was heading up CCI. CCI has acted as the weigh station for all financial funds for ACORN and all of it’s affiliates. In other words, any money earmarked for any activity within the ACORN network starts out at CCI.   http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/2009/01/inside-story-of-acorn.html ACORN has hundreds of affiliates though no one, outside the insiders, knows exactly how many. It likely receives hundreds of millions of Dollars from the government. Though again, no one is sure because all of it is hidden by using the private CCI as an initial weigh station. It works with HUD, HHS, and the Department of Labor along with a host of philanthropies in order to continue its operations. All of it is done in the shadows through a very sophisticated network of affiliates and one private company, CCI, doling out the money. By doing this, it becomes nearly impossible to track its activities. What I have brought to light is only scratching the surface but should give everyone an idea of just how powerful and dangerous ACORN is.   http://moneyrunner.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-acorn-helped-housing-crisis-harm.html The truth is that the root cause of the mortgage mess is found in Washington and with organizations like ACORN which have long pushed and used extortion tactics to force banks to make bad loans. All the while, collecting millions of dollars in grants and “donations” from banks that paid them protection money.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/17/lawmakers-concerned-role-acorn-census/ The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year’s count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States — currently believed to be more than 306 million people. ACORN’s partnership with the 2010 Census is worrisome to lawmakers who say past allegations of fraud should raise concerns about the organization. “It’s a concern, especially when you look at all the different charges of voter fraud. And it’s not just the lawmakers’ concern. It should be the concern of every citizen in the country,” Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, R-Ga., vice ranking member of the subcommittee for the U.S. Census, told FOXNews.com.   http://democracygone.blogspot.com/2009/08/acorn-funded-by-bailout-tax-dollars.html  Acorn, funded by bailout tax dollars, working against our Second Amendment and our Constitution!   CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6968

  • Largest radical group in America, with more than 400,000 dues-paying member families and more than 1,200 chapters in 110 U.S. cities
  • Was implicated in numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams during recent election cycles
  • Pressured banks to lend money to underqualified minority borrowers
  • Maintains close ties to organized labor
  • Opposes capitalism
  • Calls for more government control over citizens and the economy
  • Favors a government monopoly in healthcare
  • Advocates an open-door immigration policy.
  •   THE APOLLO ALLIANCE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80zzW6Osyhs   http://captkarl.blogivists.com/2009/08/27/socialist-communist-organization-apollo-alliance-has-big-corp-sponsors/

    …The Apollo Alliance is Socialist / Communist radical group that is being sponsored by many Big Corporate sponsors and, of course, huge Unions.  The Liberty Tree Lantern believes it is important for all of us “so far” free Americans to know who we are stacked up against in the “Fascist” Corporate world who have joined forces with the Socialists and Communists to form the “hybrid” leading to a One World Order and enslavement through near total taxation, in the form of withholding, payroll, fees and all sorts of taxes, on our common working man earnings.  Besides both houses of the U.S. Congress and The Obama Administration, who are domestic enemies of and directly usurp and infringe upon The Constitution, here is who We The People are up against in it’s defense and to protect our INDIVIDUAL freedom, unalienable rights, finances and property according to the Socialist / Communist Apollo Alliance’s own website.  Be warned people, these are enemies of The Constitution and our very FREEDOM.  May God help us!

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7490

    COLOR OF CHANGE

    http://mdowmdowusa.newsvine.com/_news/2009/08/20/3173746-colorofchangeorg-uses-nazi-like-tactics-to-censor-free-speech

    Isn’t it interesting that just as Glenn Beck exposes Van Jones the Green Job Czar in the Obama Administration as an avowed Communist ex-con, his group which he co-founded ColorofChange kicks into high gear to try to silence Glenn Beck’s voice. Let’s face it, no news organization out there does their homework anymore. Everyone is afraid to speak the truth. It is no surprise that when Glenn Beck starts going after the big boys in the Obama Administration that thug-like reprisals begin to appear. No matter what Glenn Beck says, he has the right to say it. What about all the times that MSNBC called George Bush a racist?

    http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/politics-lounge/9341886-2.html

    Its a racist organization screaming about racism. What else is new? If the advertisers suffer from hypogonadism then I guess they just miss the opportunity to get their message out to a few million folks each night. Can you imagine the outrage if you took out the word “Black” and replaced it with “White” in the following passages?
    http://colorofchange.org/ Colorofchange.org: Our goal is to empower our members—Black Americans and our allies—to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone. What they do: Using the Internet, we will enable our members to speak in unison, with an amplified political voice. We will keep them informed about the most pressing issues for Black people in America and give them ways to act. We will lobby elected representatives using email, the telephone, and face-to-face meetings. We’ll bring attention to the needs and concerns of Black folks by holding coordinated events in different parts of the country, running TV and print advertisements, and demanding that the news media cover our issues. We will also work with other groups—online efforts and other organizations that are doing related work—to magnify our impact. When we come together and speak with one voice, we cannot be ignored.

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/Hollywood%20Hit%20on%20Glenn%20Beck.html

    COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

    Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.

    http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/

    …Structural racism explores the causes of the enormous racial disparities that exist in income, wealth, education, housing, employment, and crime throughout our society.  The lens of structural racism points out the interrelated causes of persistent poverty. For example, inadequate housing and a weak local economy result in a low tax base which leads to poor schools that do not prepare people for the workplace adequately and thus they cannot make a livable wage in this economy. Using the structural racism lens helps explain why siloed approaches to reducing poverty may not reach the goals we desire. This prestigious national project of the Community Action Partnership and funded by the Ford Foundation is exploring the assumption that place-based strategies to reduce poverty and enhance economic security are more effective when they take the racial inequalities that are a result of structural racism into account in their program design.  

    Deep South Center for Environmental Justice http://www.dscej.org/   Environmental Justice mandates the right to ethical, balanced, and responsible uses of land and renewable resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans and other living things. A major goal of the Center has been the development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Corridor. The DSCEJ has become a powerful resource of environmental justice education and training. A major aim of the Center has been the development of curricula that are culturally sensitive and tailored to the educational and training needs of the community.   This group recieves funding from US Government under US Dept of HUD and US Dept of Labor.   Founder, Beverly Wright, Ph.D., is also author of the book: Race, Place, and Environmental Injustice After Hurricane Katrina  

    80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs   The current economic crisis is hurting America’s youth more than any other generation.  Our national unemployment is 17.3%.  We graduate college with an average of $27,000 in student loans.   We are uninsured and victims of predatory lending.  Despite the overwhelming evidence, Congress has yet to act or even discuss the impact of the economic crisis on young Americans.  80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs is a coalition of leading youth organizations committed to addressing the crisis by uniting the Millennial generation to own and direct our economic future.  

    CONNECT THE DOTS:  This is coalition made up of the following organizations: http://80millionstrong.org/content/coalition , including the Hip Hop Caucus, ShoutAmerica, Campus Progress, Voto Latino and Mobilize.org   

     Friends of the Earth– A Rockefeller Family Fund At Friends of the Earth, you will find a group of committed people who fight daily for a healthy and just world. http://www.foe.org/ Friends of the Earth knows regulation, legislation, taxes, and banking have a big impact on our environment.  We hold our elected officials accountable and work to expose unnecessary funding for environmentally destructive projects—saving taxpayers’ money and the planet.  

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5208&category=79 The Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) was incorporated in 1967 by Martha, John, Laurance, Nelson, and David Rockefeller. Its principal beneficiaries are leftwing environmentalist organizations. Several RFF Board members formerly worked for the now-defunct San Francisco-based TechRocks company, which provided information-technology support and development for a number of anti-corporate, non-profit organizations. One RFF representative sits on the steering committee of the Peace and Security Funders Group. Recipients of RFF philanthropy include: the Tides Foundation; the Tides Center; Alliance For Justice; the People for the American Way Action Fund; the American Civil Liberties Union‘s Women’s Rights Project; the Sierra Club; Friends of the Earth; the NARAL Pro-Choice America, Environmental Media Services; the League of Conservation Voters; the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund; the Waterkeeper Alliance; the Environmental Working Group;Planned Parenthood; the Proteus Fund; the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; MoveOn.org; Defenders of Wildlife; Environmental Media Services; the Greenpeace Fund; the Brennan Center for JusticeProject Vote; the Center for Community Change; the Center for American Progress; the National Wildlife Federation; the NAACP National Voter Fund; the New World Foundation; Earthjustice; among others.
    Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Center_for_Political_and_Economic_Studies   Founded in 1970 to provide training and technical assistance to newly elected black officials, the Joint Center now explores a range of public policy issues of concern to African-Americans and other communities of color.  According to its mission statement, the Joint Center, through research, analysis and publications, seeks to “improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation’s pluralistic society.”   Mobilize.org   Mobilize.org is an all-partisan network dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing young people to increase our civic engagement and political participation. We work to show young people how public policy impacts our lives, and more importantly – how we can impact public policy. Current Staff includes James Bernard, who is currently working in the Community Strength Department of SEIU, going back to his labor roots. He launched The Source and XXL, two hip-hop magazines, and has written about popular culture.  

     CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=7285 Describing itself as a coalition of “student, faculty and civil liberty organizations,” Free Exchange on Campus (FEC) defines its mission as “advocating for the rights of students and faculty to hear and express a full range of ideas unencumbered by political or ideological interference.”

    FEC was co-founded by Campus Progress (a project of the Center for American Progress), the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association’s Student Program, the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, People For the American Way (and its “Young People For” program), the United States Student Association, and the Center for Campus Free Speech. The foregoing organizations are also part of the coalition’s current membership. Additional FEC coalition members include the American Library Association, the Free Press, the AFL-CIO (and its Department for Professional Employees), the Association of College and Research Libraries, Common Cause, Democracy Matters, Mobilize.org, the Modern Language Association, the National Women’s Studies Association, the National Writers Union, the Progressive States Network, the Roosevelt Institution, the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, and the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs).  FEC’s contention that leftwing political bias does not thoroughly pervade university faculties is debunked herehereherehere, here, and here. Free Exchange on Campus is a well-funded coalition. As of 2005, FEC member Campus Progress held assets of $1.25 million; U.S. PIRG, $6.2 million (in 2005); the American Association of University Professors, $5 million (in 2004); People for the American Way, $3.1 million (in 2004); the National Education Association, $89.3 million (in 2004); the American Federation of Teachers, $67.6 million (in 2004); and the ACLU Foundation, $196.1 million (in 2005). FEC is also funded by George Soros‘s Open Society Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.
    National Black Police Association   According to their website: http://www.blackpolice.org/ The National Black Police Association was established:  To improve the relationship between Police Departments as institutions and the minority communities; To evaluate the effect of the policies and programs within the Criminal Justice System upon the minority community; To serve as a mechanism to recruit minority police officers on a national scale; To work toward police reform in order to eliminate police corruption, police brutality and racial discrimination; and To educate police officers to perform with professionalism and compassion.  

     National Coalition on Black Civic Participation http://www.ncbcp.org/   The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing Black civic engagement and voter participation. NCBCP was founded on May 6, 1976. For thirty-two (32) years, the NCBCP, through its 80 member organizations, 12 state and local affiliates, and strategic partners, has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of African Americans and other marginalized communities through civic engagement.  

    National Council of Negro Women http://www.ncnw.org/   According to their webiste, their mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. We fulfill our mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa. Through section and affiliate volunteers in 34 states, NCNW addresses local needs while impacting communities nationwide.  

    National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/   Their Mission Statement Says: Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. But the organization is best known for these stances: Opposes U.S. oil drilling in Alaska, Supports the ban on DDT, Seeks to restrict land-development projects

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6903

    NWF recently endorsed a document called the Earth Charter, which blames capitalism for many of the world’s environmental, social, and economic problems. The National Wildlife Federation receives financial support from the Bank of America Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Bullitt Foundation, the Compton Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the Turner Foundation.
    Rainbow PUSH Coalition http://www.youtube.com/user/rainbowpushcoalition  The RainbowPUSH Coalition is a progressive organization fighting for social change. Best known for :

    • Civil rights organization formed by merger between two groups founded by Jesse Jackson
    • Supports race preferences, alternatives to incarceration, and bigger government
    • Drives much of its agenda through frivolous, unsubstantiated charges of institutional and corporate racism

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6431 Rainbow/PUSH is the result of a 1996 merger between two groups founded by Jesse Jackson. One was People United To Serve Humanity (PUSH), established in 1971, which advocated race preferences in the form of affirmative action. PUSH also helped sponsor a massive June 12, 1982 rally, organized by the Communist Party USA and the Soviet-supported U.S. Peace Council, advocating the dismantling of America’s military arsenal. The other organization was the Rainbow Coalition, formed in 1985 to counter policies enacted during President Reagan’s second term which Jackson deemed discriminatory against African Americans. Today Rainbow/PUSH maintains its national headquarters in Chicago, and has branch offices in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, and Washington, DC.

    Characterizing the United States as a nation rife with discrimination against African Americans and other minorities, Rainbow/Push lists its major issues as: “Jobs and Economic Empowerment; Employee Rights and Livable Wages; Educational Access; Fair and Decent Housing; Voter Registration and Civic Education; Election Law Reform; Fairness in the Media, Sports, and Criminal Justice System; Political Empowerment; Trade and Foreign Policy; Affirmative Action and Equal Rights; Gender Equality; and Environmental Justice.”
    NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE http://www.nul.org/mission.html The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6593

    In 1971, Vernon Jordan, who had previously headed the United Negro College Fund and would eventually, two decades later, become an advisor to President Bill Clinton headed the National Urban League. Jordan expanded the organization’s activities in the areas of equal housing, education, and minority business development.  He also instituted the Urban Leagues’s State of Black America Report. During his tenure, Jordan demonstrated an inclination to blame white racism for even the most egregious black-perpetrated outrages. In the wake of a 1980 black riot in Miami, for instance, he suggested that the city’s “white power structure” — political and judicial — had created a racial atmosphere in which refraining from rioting was “too much to ask of any [black] human being.” Over the years, Urban League reports and public statements have frequently condemned the United States as an intractably racist nation.The National Urban League has received funding from: the American Express Foundation; the AT&T Foundation; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Fannie Mae Foundation; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; the Joyce Foundation; the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; the Sara Lee Foundation; the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Pew Charitable Trusts; and the Verizon Foundation.

    Young Democrats of America www.yda.org/   Designed to deliver valuable information about how to become part of a new generation of Democratic political activists. The Young Democrats of America has been the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932. Since 2002, YDA has operated independently of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as a nonfederal 527 political organization.

     

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    News for 09/01/2009- Secret Coference Call Plan to Desecrate 09/11, Who’s in Charge?, Castro Admired

    Posted on September 1, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Join US for the March on Washington 09/12/2009
    Come join us! Speak out against a government working for itself instead of the citizenry it is supposed to represent! All you need to bring is your body and your voice! Bus transportation is available from many cities around the country. Discounted hotel rooms are available. http://www.912dc.org If you can not make it to DC, there are local tea parties that same day in cities all around the country. Join in! Your future and the future of your country are at stake!

    Obama’s Plan to Desecrate 09/11
    http://spectator.org/…
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year’s election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it’s not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing. The administration’s plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group’s senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

    The plan is to turn a “day of fear” that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning. They think it needs to be taken back from the right,” said the source. “They’re taking that day and they’re breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day.”

    A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America. Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn’t happy that TV’s Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” who became the president’s green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon. The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show. Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.

    With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media — which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation’s first black president — to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens. “The organizing term is to ‘go dark.’ You don’t tell the press, don’t tell people you think will tell the press,” said the source.

    Democratic Representative Diane Watson (CA) So Admires Castro (2 min video)
    http://www.youtube.co…

    Harry Reid on Kennedy’s Death: ‘I Think It’s Going to Help Us’
    http://www.politicsda…

    Q: How will U.S. Sen. (Edward) Kennedy’s death affect things?
    A: I think it’s going to help us. He hasn’t been around for some time. We’re going to have a new chairman of that committee, it’ll be, I don’t know for sure, but I think Sen. (Chris) Dodd, (D-Conn.). He has a right to take it. Either him or (U.S. Sen. Tom) Harkin, (D-Iowa), whichever one wants it can have it. I think he (Kennedy) will be a help. He’s an inspiration for us. That was the issue of his life and he didn’t get it done.

    Who’s in charge? from Canada Free Press
    http://canadafreepres…

    It seems that a lot of conservative and then some not so conservative pundits are wondering out loud “who’s in charge of the Obama administration?” It’s obviously not Barack Obama given that the Congress is running circles around the Executive Branch with legislation so radical that most of it will have little or no chance of passing. Even members of the President’s cabinet are refusing to toe the line i.e. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has just announced that he will be re-re-investigating members of the CIA with a view toward punishing those who appear to have crossed the line in the enhanced interrogation department. This decision was announced after the President insisted there would be no further investigations. Could it be that Barack Obama is a straw man?  If I were given to rampant paranoia, I would wonder whether or not there is a powerful puppet master pulling the president’s strings.  The one name that immediately comes to mind is George Soros, the Democrats’ far left billionaire partisan.  President Obama just “loaned” $2 billion of taxpayers’ money to Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, of which Soros is a major shareholder.  The purpose of the cash is to finance off-shore oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, near Rio de Janeiro, with a possibility of that “loan” eventually climbing to $10 billion. ……

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