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Posted on 11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST by backhoe

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... check out how the Islam Capitol Hill poster is almost identical to Obama's poster from his pre-election Germany speech.

Reminds one of this:

BREAKING: More ACORN Videos To Be Revealed

It’s Not Just ACORN; SEIU’s Underage Sex Scandal

Don’t forget...where you find SEIU, you find AARP.

* the same enforcers....


“AARP does not operate a PAC, but its employees gave candidates, committees and parties $53,200, with Democrats receiving 90 percent of that.”

SEIU & AARP...joined at the hip and helping write amnesty/healthcare legislation. AARP uses your dollars to fund the likes of:

MALDEF - Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund

AARP says: “”Anybody who looks at immigration has to look at aging,” says Harry R. Moody, director of academic affairs at AARP. “First, immigration affects the age structure of society” by adding younger members to the population, he says. “Second, the people who do hands-on care work are immigrants. Look at our nursing homes! We have an image of people picking tomatoes — that’s not the whole story. Immigrants are the front-line caregivers.”

& (Fannie Mae gives to them, too!)

AARP also contributes to LULAC

La Raza

And from AARP’s ‘Latino’ magazine....

Meet AARP’s New CEO: A. Barry Rand

A. Barry Rand, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Howard University and a nationally recognized agent for social change, has been tapped as AARP’s new chief executive officer. He will become the organization’s first African American CEO when he assumes the position in April.

AARP Welcomes Jacob Lozada

AARP Board member Jacob Lozada gives AARP Segunda Juventud readers his perspective on issues facing U.S. Hispanics and how he hopes to boost AARP’s profile in his native Puerto Rico.

AND AARP works hand in hand with the SEIU. They are the ones formulating the legislation that the dems are pushing.

“– AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU, which together represent more than 50 million Americans, today took another groundbreaking step for their “Divided We Fail” group by jointly delivering endorsed principles for health information technology (IT) legislation to Congress.

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 Why Are Liberals Still Angry?
HEH: Wait ‘Til All The Young People Who Supported Obama Find Out That They Are The Ones Who’ll Be Funding Health Care Reform. “Yes, kids, why don’t each of you throw about $800 into the pot and get nothing out of it, not even any insurance. Do your part. Remember what Obama said about being responsible.”


Lots of people who voted for Obama believed that his election would reflect the extent to which Americans had moved beyond racism. That was part of why some people voted for him. Little did we realize that it would turn every criticism of the President into an occasion to make an accusation of racism. Racism is revolting, but so is the notion that we aren’t allowed to criticize a President!

Jimmy Carter’s supremely sleazy accusation requires a solid, sound rebuke. It is an effort to place the President of the United States beyond criticism. . . . And since demanding apologies is all the rage, let me say that I would like the wizened old husk of a former President to beg our forgiveness.

Ouch. Read the whole thing. And I’ll note that some of us predicted this before the election.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 11:23 AM

Legal Insurrection:

The increasingly hysterical use of the the race card by liberal columnists, bloggers and politicians reflects the last gasps of people who, being unable to win an argument on the merits, seek to end the argument. While the false accusation of racism is not a new tactic, it has been refined by Obama supporters into a toxic powder which is causing damage to the social fabric of the country by artificially injecting race into every political issue.. . . .The effect of these accusations is poisonous. Race is the most sensitive and inflammatory subject in this country. By turning every issue, even a discussion of health care policy, into an argument about race, liberals have created a politically explosive mixture in which the harder they seek to suppress opposing voices, the harder those voices seek to be heard.

I’ve got a long piece being featured on the main page of First Things, picking up from where Ann Althouse left off on Maureen Dowd’s bigoted NY Times column. An excerpt:

Whether subconsciously racist or not, Maureen Dowd does, in fact, betray a glaring bigotry in her piece, when she immediately declares that she heard a “You lie, boy,” beneath Joe Wilson’s inappropriate shout. She betrays a mind prejudiced against white Southerners, content to know nothing about them beyond the stereotypes we have all explored with distaste for the last forty or so years, aided in our imaginings by the condescending white racist sheriff of In the Heat of the Night and countless other films. Dowd does love her movies and pop culture, after all. The popular culture is the wellspring from which all of her deathless prose is watered.

We have moved, as neoneocon says, from “truthers” to “birthers” to “racers”.

Also, since I’m talking Althouse, she has quick thoughts on the New York Times reportage on ACORN. What jumps out at me is the sneering headline and the way the paper managed to minimize almost-out-of-existence the president’s long association with that organization. What jumps out to Duane Patterson is everything left out or distorted.

Jimmy Carter, who cannot avoid a toxic fray, puts his presidential seal on the One may only disagree with Obama if one is a racist meme. He adds: “”The president is not only the head of government, he is the head of state,” he said. “And no matter who he is or how much we disagree with his policies, the president should be treated with respect.”

Well, I happen to agree with that, but I just find it remarkable coming from Jimmy Carter’s lips, since he spent the last 8 years dissing the American President, even when overseas. This was the man, recall, who gladly (pathetically) accepted a Nobel Peace Prize even after folks in Oslo said they were basically giving it to Carter as a “kick in the legs to George Bush.”

Ed Morrissey wonders:

If Jimmy Carter believes that the “overwhelming” portion of criticism towards Barack Obama is due to racism, does he also believe that the overwhelming portion of criticism towards Israel is anti-Semitic? Wouldn’t that apply to a man who hangs out with people who target Israeli citizens for terrorist attacks? After all, Hamas regularly issues anti-Semitic harangues and smears, and yet Carter has no problem cozying up to them and claiming that their criticism of Israel is legitimate.

Althouse again:

Racism is revolting, but so is the notion that we aren’t allowed to criticize a President! Jimmy Carter’s supremely sleazy accusation requires a solid, sound rebuke. It is an effort to place the President of the United States beyond criticism.

Academia joins in on the refrain. You can’t reasonably disagree with Obama without being a racist. Period. And no, it doesn’t matter that Pete Stark called Bush a liar, twice, from the floor of the House. That was different. Why? Because it just is.

A while back I wrote about racism and psychic duality. I think we’re seeing another sort of psychic duality, now, and it’s being played out mostly (not exclusively, but mostly) from the side of the liberal white elites; they cannot bring themselves to criticize a president who is the head of their party (and follows a most-hated president from the opposition side, so he must be loved with equal disproportion), but they also cannot honestly discuss the weaknesses in his policies because they’ve decided to paint any and all dissatisfaction with those policies as “pure racism, straight up”. They fear being slapped with the very brush they’ve loaded up for all these years.

Here and there, a note of sanity:

What Wilson did was boorish and offensive, but it wasn’t racist. You don’t do anything to highlight genuine bigotry, which is still aloose in the land, when you accuse everyone who offends you of racist sentiment.

Funny, I said something like that a week or so ago and someone demanded that I provide evidence that the overplaying of the “racist” cry was in any way negatively impacting those who are dealing with genuine racism. Because common sense was not, apparently, convincing enough.

Victor Davis Hanson:

Obama himself wisely called West a “jackass” and accepted Wilson’s necessary apologies, but the larger question is why the Left is now nearly unhinged about criticism of a black liberal president, when it was silent . . . about the racial implications of the constant and vicious anger directed at Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, not to mention the rather personal, condescending attacks on Alberto Gonzales. For that matter, the ubiquitous Pete Stark once said some particularly unkind and racist things about former health and human services secretary Louis Sullivan (who is black).

Also don’t miss Krauthammer on Wilson/Obama

Public Secrets wonders: The “racism corollary” to Godwin’s Law?

Brutally Honest:

It is not only time for black Americans to stand up and throw off the shackles of self serving and hustled racism, but it is also the time for white Americans to stand up and let it be known that the old dog eared brand of racism has no place in the present discussion and they refuse to be saddled with it.

Glenn Reynolds: How does the attractive female factor play into all this?

Disenchantment grows, like mighty oaks from ACORNS.

Now THIS is interesting, from the WaPo: As Right Jabs Continue, White House Debates a Counterpunching Strategy:

The White House officials are eager to avoid the perception that the president is directly engaging critics who appear to speak only for a vocal minority, and part of their strategy involves pushing material to liberal and progressive media outlets to steer the coverage in their direction, senior advisers said.

When critics lashed out at President Obama for scheduling a speech to public school students this month, accusing him of wanting to indoctrinate children to his politics, his advisers quickly scrubbed his planned comments for potentially problematic wording. They then reached out to progressive Web sites such as the Huffington Post, liberal bloggers and Democratic pundits to make their case to a friendly audience.

That’s one thing that struck me about Obama’s speech to the school children: how nothing he said seemed to bear any direct relation to the problematic teaching materials which had been released in anticipation of the event. I suspected, then, that the speech had been re-written into utter banality in order to make the conservatives who objected to the speech seem like paranoid nutters. This seems to confirm that. And it’s a brilliant tactic; were I in the WH, I’d have done the same thing. Ah, and it seems Ace has come to the same conclusion.

James Pethokoukis: Obama risks trade war to help union allies

Frank Fleming wonders
Why are the Liberals still so angry?:

But now we can see the problem. After Barack Obama was elected, he started doing specific things. Liberal things. No one voted for that, so Obama’s approval ratings have dropped faster than those of any president before him. And you can see why liberals are so frustrated. They had a charismatic liberal overwhelmingly elected with Democratic majorities, and even he is utterly failing to sell liberalism to the American people.

Obamacare: Here come the “big, big tax increases.

Obamacare: Here come the doctor shortages

While Democrats are in Power:
The Press will not report on these 20 things

She didn’t kill her husband: they just have matching restraining orders

Save the Planet by getting rid of the people also, Embryos are just a handful of cells. How ’70’s.

We’re for religious liberty,
we just can’t admit it in public

Oh, by the way, Sarkozy says Iran has nukes

UPDATE: Twitter is aflutter with people quoting Rush Limbaugh, who says this “raaaaacism” meme could be ended in a heartbeat by the president, if he would only speak up. Yes, well, I wrote a long time ago that the odious “Obama is Messiah” narrative could have been quickly ended, if Obama -a professed Christian- would simply have said, “hey, guys, love you too, but I’m not the messiah.” I personally do not think Obama likes all of this race-playing. But I do wonder if he tolerates it because it serves a purpose. Jules Crittenden says, time to work on that post-racial legacy, Mr. President!

James Taranto has an extensive look at the long relationship between ACORN and President Obama

WELCOME: Instapundit readers! – thanks, Glenn, for the link!

"all of this race baiting is going to explode."

"all the blanket, false accusations will have the effect of making people calloused to charges of racism."

ABC News Devotes Whole Segment to "Racist" Obama Protesters (Video)

ABC's Charlie Gibson did not know anything about the ACORN teen prostitution scandal that had been brewing for 5 days but he was able to devote a whole segment on those "racists" who oppose Obama.
Via Breitbart.
There's a reason these media outfits are thought of as the democrat-media complex.


Hot diggty damn!



Filed Under (LGF, Open thread) by m
September 16, 2009 at 9:00 pm


Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the selrahC Follies! R.S. McCain replies (again) to the libel blogger, Charles Johnson.

Andrew Jackson’s mother advises this response to Charles Johnson’s lies

Some choice goodies:

Charles Johnson’s gutless passive-aggressive act — outrageously libeling me, trying to prevent me from reporting on the 9/12 March on DC, and then falsely claiming that I am attacking him — has been permitted to continue too long. Honest people are now compelled by simple decency to denounce him as the craven, sadistic liar he is.

Only Fighters Need Apply

Say what you will about Pamela Geller, she is not afraid of a fight. And what the conservative movement needs now — far more than we need ideological unity among intellectuals or would-be intellectuals — is people who are not afraid of a fight.

The Chicago Way has come to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and if anybody in the conservative movement doesn’t know what that means, they need to stop hitting the snooze button and wake the hell up.

Mad King Charles did not attack me until I defended Pamela against his vicious lies, and let us not neglect to observe that chief among his targets have been three women — Geller, Coulter and Malkin. If Charles Johnson were a Sioux, his tribal name would have to be “Fights With Girls.”

Should Mad King Charles wish to begin describing me as a “homophobic white supremacist blogger,” let him do so immediately, for certainly I am not alone in the suspicion that he is getting in touch with his inner Andrew Sullivan. NTTAWWT. IYKWIMAITYD.

Read it all here. It’s quite entertaining.

(tip o’ the hat to Godzilla, for the link)

Update by Rodan: Ace once again gives Charles another beatdown for his support of ACORN!

CJ’s defending ACORN, by the way, in case you wondered what his scary-cogent analysis would turn out to be.

As with anything lately, CJ is defending because he must defend anything attacked by the Font of All Evil, Glenn Beck. And all the other crazies on the right. Of whom he recently wrote, “are all receding away from me at the speed of light, and it’s not fast enough for me.” Or something like that.

Kinda feel the same way, pal. I kinda dig how you delete and ban everyone who merely disagrees with you. It’s like North Korea over there. There’s this weird thing where everyone seems determined to be the first to praise the High and Mighty Charles “Oz” Johnson, for fear of being exiled from the Twilight Zone cornfield.

At this point, Charles “Icarus” Johnson should just give up!


Golem is wearing out his "precious" Ban Stick...

CITIZEN JOURNALISTS: Doing the job the “professionals” wouldn’t do.

As Jon Stewart said about the professional journalists on this, “I’m a fake journalist and I’m embarrassed for them!”

Breaking: ACORN Suspends Operations. The first comment: “Thank you Citizen journalist!”

JAMES TARANTO: Obama and Acorn: Is there a case for a special prosecutor? “Obama worked for Acorn and Acorn worked for Obama. That doesn’t mean the president is implicated in any wrongdoing, but it suggests at least that the worse things get for Acorn, the more embarrassing it is for him. If the Justice Department fails to prosecute, it invariably would raise suspicions of political favoritism.”

UPDATE: Minn.’s Pawlenty orders review of state ACORN ties.

But Glenn Beck Is The Crazy One

Breaking: ACORN suspends operations. (link fixed)

And another epic fail for a gatekeeper media that has failed to notice the walls are tumbling down around them.

Posted by Kate at 4:34 PM| Comments (35)

Hell freezes over

September 16, 2009 02:12 PM by Michelle Malkin

For once, Jon Stewart takes a break from Fox News-bashing to ask where the hell the establishment media reporters have been on the ACORN scandals.

Behold his momentary lapse of sanity.63 Comments


A tale of two protection rackets: ACORN’s — and the media’s

September 16, 2009 09:00 AM by Michelle Malkin

Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

ACORN Watch: A “sting”-ing indictment of media hypocrisy
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

Undercover journalism is only acceptable when it fits a liberal agenda. That is the message from “professional” reporters and left-wing activists outraged about three successful video stings targeting President Obama’s old friends at the left-wing, tax-subsidized outfit ACORN.

Conservative documentarian James O’Keefe and writer Hannah Giles, working for the website, posed as a pimp and prostitute during visits to ACORN offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn. ACORN housing officials and tax advisers offered them brazen suggestions on how to lie on their applications, disguise their income, obscure their child sex ring business, and hide cash for abusive johns (“When you buy the house with the backyard, you get a tin,” an ACORN counselor in New York City told Giles, “and you bury it down in there, cover it, and put the grass over it.”

Summing up the ACORN Housing Corporation philosophy, another Brooklyn ACORN official told the undercover pair bluntly: “Honesty is not going to get you the house.”

ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson blasted the investigation as “gotcha journalism.” Echoing ACORN’s defenders, MSNBC anchor Norah O’Donnell fretted on Tuesday that Giles and O’Keefe’s methods “might be viewed as entrapment. That some conservative activists used hidden cameras to get this stuff on camera.”

Ms. O’‘Donnell has apparently forgotten the inglorious history of news “entrapment” by her betters at NBC News.

This is the network that surreptitiously rigged GM pickup trucks in staged crash tests in 1993 to show that the vehicles were unsafe – and failed to inform viewers that the simulations used incendiary devices to ignite the explosions. Jane Pauley admitted in a nationally televised apology that “NBC’s contractors did put incendiary devices under the trucks to insure there would be a fire if gasoline were released from the gas tank. NBC personnel knew this before we aired the program, but the public was not informed because consultants at the scene told us the devices did not start the fire. We agree with G.M. that we should have told the viewer about these devices.”

This is the network that pioneered the “To Catch a Predator” series – an investigative sting operation to nab Internet pedophiles. Until last year, the journalists worked with activist group Perverted Justice, whose members posed as children in web chat rooms to lure alleged pedophiles to a residential home.

This is the network that sent out an intrepid NBC News reporter in a canoe to cover treacherous New Jersey flooding in 2005 – only to be shown up by passers-by who sloshed in front of the camera and demonstrated that the water was only a few inches deep.

This is the network that tried to arrange Islamophobia stings at NASCAR events in 2006 to try and “expose” racism among Southerners. The network worked with a Muslim activist who sent a recruitment notice across the Internet:

“I have been talking with a producer of the NBC Dateline show and he is in the process of filming a piece on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA. They are looking for some Muslim male candidates for their show who would be willing to go to non-Muslim gatherings and see if they attract any discriminatory comments or actions while being filmed…NBC is willing to fly in someone and cover their weekend expenses. The filming would take place all day on Saturday and Sunday.”

The same sting tactics were adopted by ABC News’s Primetime Live news show in Alabama and Texas.

“Professional” undercover journalists see their work as serving the public and national interests, exposing wrongdoing, and blowing the whistle on illicit activities that would not otherwise see the light of day. But this is exactly what the ACORN stings have done.

Taxpayers deserve to know how ACORN and its vast web of non-profit, tax-exempt affiliates are using their money (40 percent of the group’s revenue comes from the government). Publicly-funded ACORN tax advisers and mortgage counselors across the country are trained by the flagship group. In fact, ACORN is now managing apartments in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York for the newly completed Atlantic Avenue Apartments. Yet, ACORN Housing Corporation has a long history of abusing federal housing funds and Americorps grants for political activities.

Head-in-the-sand ABC News anchor Charle Gibson claimed he “didn’t know” about the ACORN scandal this week, and snarked that “maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.”

Giles and O’Keefe’s investigations (and there are more to come, according to’s Andrew Breitbart) have exposed not one, but two protection rackets: ACORN’s —and the ostrich media’s.

Posted in: ACORN Watch,
"So college kids with virtually no budgets appear to easily out perform the “mighty” Grey Lady and the rest of the media."

Another One Bites the Dust

September 16, 2009 Posted by John at 9:45 PM

This morning, Scott noted Duane Patterson's nailing of the New York Times in connection with the ACORN scandal. The Times repeated a statement by ACORN's "chief organizer" to the effect that guerrilla journalists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles "spent months visiting numerous Acorn offices, including those in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia, before getting the responses they were looking for." What the Times failed to tell its readers was that ACORN's list of cities where O'Keefe and Giles failed to catch ACORN in criminality was actually longer: it included New York, the scene of video number three. So the Times silently dropped New York from the list, lest its readers catch on to the fact that ACORN's statement was a lie.

What we knew, but maybe the Times didn't, was that O'Keefe and Giles were by no means finished. Tomorrow we will see video number five. Here is a preview:

Did you notice the locale? That's right: San Diego, another city where ACORN claimed that the guerrilla journalists failed to "get the responses they were looking for." ACORN deleted its statement from its web site, presumably having realized that its claims were about to be proved false. It will be interesting to see whether the Times thinks it owes the same obligation to its readers. It's sort of a race to the bottom: who is lower, ACORN or the New York Times? So far, the jury is out.

UPDATE: We probably should mention that in this brief excerpt, the ACORN employee offers advice on the best way to smuggle 13-year-old girls into the United States to serve as sex slaves. For this, ACORN has received tens of millions of dollars in federal aid, plus much more from many states. Under current legislation, some say ACORN could stand to get billions. Of our tax dollars. This would seem to be the ultimate test of whether our political system is so hopelessly corrupt that anyone--absolutely anyone, however useless and criminal--can sign up to steal your money, via the federal government. Right now, the spigot is open, and ACORN is getting your money. If you don't like that, tell your Congressman.

Another ACORN Cracked... Hannity Airs 5th ACORN Teen Prostitution Video

Even the state-run media can't ignore the scandal anymore.
An ACORN worker gives advice on the best place to smuggle 13-15 year-old girls into the United States for prostitution:
Now ACORN says the actions are inexcusable.

Big Government has the latest on the scandal.

James Taranto wonders if it is time for a special prosecutor.

ACORN is the largest radical Leftist group in America today.
This radical group worked closely with the Obama campaign during the election. But, the community organizing group was not open about this. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election:

One of Barack Obama's first big "community organizer" jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama last year.

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WARNING: Deflationary Collapse Dead Ahead



Job-Killing Policies Could Doom Democrat Hopes

"The level of unemployment is unacceptably high. And will, by all forecasts, remain unacceptably high for a number of years."

Who do you suppose said that? A Republican political operative? A Fox News political analyst? One of those several hundred thousand Tea Partiers who assembled in Washington on Sept. 12? No, it was Lawrence Summers, the director of Barack Obama's National Economic Council and, by common consent, one of the world's leading economists

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

And the hits just keep coming.

OMG! Democrats Trying To EXPAND Community Reinvestment Act


U.S. Plans to Shelve Nuclear-Missile Shield

Told you so...Well, at least the Russians have a missile shield.
They also have space capabilities.
Seems they won the Cold War after all.

(Video) A Communist Or Muslim Extremist: Obama's Arrogance Just Became A Nightmare

Freepers First Impressions of Obama LIVE THREAD: DNC Convention - Day 2 (2004)

I was going back through some of my old postings to different threads and I found the live thread of day 2 of the DNC of 2004. This was the day that Obama was the keynote speaker. The comments start at post 1671 and go on through about 1950. Some of the comments I found to be surprising and some prophetic.


FBI raids Denver home in suspect Al-Qaeda plot: ABC

Naw, no "terror" here- it's just a bumper sticker slogan...

Smoking Papers On Global Warming

An inconvenient truth about global warming

Sustainable Development--the "Why" behind Everything that is destroying America

BORDER - Rape Tree Segment

Neighbor, I beat the drum on this subject until I just got plumb burned out:

For "Thunder on the Border," click the picture:

Silent majority no more

Racists, mobsters, terrorists, wingnuts, 9-12ers and Tbaggers: Many who’ve become enamored with the sharply left-swerving federal government have coined a variety of slurs against the ordinary citizens now railing against Washington’s rush to control American lives with bankrupting agendas.

To me, the protesting citizens are intelligent, patriotic, respectable Americans who have finally realized that the sacred freedoms our founders gave us are under serious attack. Millions of independents, conservatives, moderates, Libertarians and, yes, even liberals have risen from comfy couches to unite and act on their shared concerns. These Americans once were called the silent majority. Well, as of this summer, they’ve discovered their collective roar.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

Are we becoming a fascist nation?


Big Brother Is Not Only Watching, He’s Collecting And Archiving

Fallout From ACORN Scandal May Hover Over Other Community Groups (LaRaza!)

Act From Which An Acorn Grew, And An Economy Died, Lives On

Read more at ...
Obama *IS* ACORN.

The Acorn Story

I've started a running file on ACORN,
' The Issa Report- ACORN "a criminal enterprise..."'--Click the picture:



ACORN ‘Chief Organizer’ Says ‘We’re Gonna Go After This Videographer and Fox’

I can't wait for the pre-trial discovery. Is she really this stupid?

Video: ACORN chief vows to fight “modern-day McCarthyism”

Please post Obama-ACORN connections here. [Vanity]

Inside Obama’s Acorn
See page 2 - Obama meets ACORN

ACORN’s Senator
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Election ‘08: Barack Obama wasn’t just the second-largest recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac political contributions. He was also the senator from ACORN, the activist leader for risky “affirmative action” loans.....

From the thread referenced above:

Obama said 12/01/07, “Before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we’re going to being calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We’re gonna be having meetings all over the country with community organizations so that you all have input into the agenda of the next presidency of the United States of America” Senator Obama 12/01/07 Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum see 1:48


Jennifer Brunner and ACORN Boss and Whistleblower in Ohio Voter Fraud (FReeper knew it) ^

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:40:36 AM by jessduntno

A blast from the past...

Jennifer Brunner and ACORN Boss and Whistleblower in Ohio Voter Fraud


Thank Backhoe for Reply 696, referenced above. (See the actual thread for links to reference documents.) Here are a couple of tidbits:

One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN this year for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama this year.

In John Fund’s WSJ article last October, Mr. Moncrief’s testimony in a Pennsylvania court while investigating ACORN’s voter fraud charges also included confirmation that the Obama campaign had provided ACORN with “…lists of potential donors by several Democratic presidential campaigns, including that of Barack Obama, to troll for contributions.” A relationship that could constitute a violation of federal election laws...

2. See Backhoe’s compilation at:
You need to review it. Lots of juicy stuff.


ACORN, the new tip of the Cloward-Piven spear

In 1970, one of George Wiley’s protégés, Wade Rathke — like Bill Ayers, a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) — was sent to found the Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now. While NWRO had made a good start, it alone couldn’t accomplish the Cloward-Piven goals. Rathke’s group broadened the offensive to include a wide array of low income “rights.” Shortly thereafter they changed “Arkansas” to “Association of” and ACORN went nationwide.

Today ACORN is involved in a wide array of activities, including housing, voting rights, illegal immigration and other issues. According to ACORN’s website: “ACORN is the nation’s largest grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country,” It is perhaps the largest radical group in the U.S. and has been cited for widespread criminal activity on many fronts.

15 posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:37:52 PM by Rocky

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OH, GOODY: Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence. It really is like Jimmy Carter all over again. Well, actually that’s looking like a best-case scenario these days . . .

U.S. to Shelve Nuclear-Missile Shield in Europe(next is to make America defenseless - thanks Zer0)

( Bitter sarcasm on )

Yeah, I sure feel safer now that we got that Cowboy Boosh! and Darth Cheney out of the White House...

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U.S. ACORN SCANDAL: International Press Round-up (ISRAEL) Arutz-7 - Russian Coverage


ANOTHER ACORN VIDEO: Prostitution Scandal Reaches San Diego.

UPDATE: There are more videos to come.

Nancy Pelosi “Clueless” About Legislation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she is clueless about an amendment to prohibit government funds for embattled ACORN, although it overwhelmingly passed the Senate Monday and the White House is calling for the group to be held accountable.

“I don’t even know what they passed,” Pelosi told The Post yesterday. “What did they do? They defunded it?”

The amendment to suspend housing grants was a stunning blow to the community-activist group — and came as some Democrats and the White House have been backing away from the group.

The country’s in the very best of hands. (Via JWF, who has more thoughts).

Vid of Creepy ACORN Guy Soliciting Hannah, Asking How He Can Help Smuggle Girls Across Border


Thanks to yarrr.

Let's Recap: In all five offices, ACORN officials sought to help out a prostitute. Fine, let's let that slide.

In five offices, ACORN officials sought to help out a prostitute who told them she was bringing around a dozen girls 13-15 years old into the country to be sex slaves.

In four of the offices (and maybe the fifth, we don't know yet), various methods of tax evasion or false statements on tax filings were encouraged by the ACORN staff.

In one of the offices, a tweaker seemed interested in leaving ACORN to come help out at the underage child sex slave brothel.

In one of the offices, a creepy guy told Hannah he had "connections" in Tijuana which might be useful for smuggling 13-15 year old sex slaves across the border.

He also solicited Hannah for sex. People are blowing this off as no big deal. I think it is. Because the reason I think he was offering to help smuggle child sex slaves across the border is he wanted to have sex with Hannah, and he figured that was his in.

So: In all five offices -- which are official federal "partners" with the IRS, being paid to help low-income people file taxes -- ACORN provided advice chiefly amounting to tax fraud or evasion and in several cases offered assistance in running a child sex slave brothel.

Five for five.

A few bad apples, you know.

Now, ACORN claims that lots of offices behaved properly before Giles and O'Keefe caught these bad actors. Trouble is, so what even if that is true, but it's not true. ACORN claimed the New York and San Diego offices turned them away; we can now see that is as far from true as can be imagined. Hell, in San Diego, the guy wanted to help coyote tweeners across the border!

Further, Giles and O'Keefe say it's not true, and at this point, I'm inclined to take their word over Bertha Lewis' and Scott Levenson's.

So, what to make? Should taxpayer dollars continue flowing to this obviously corrupt organization?

Is it a f**king story yet, Leftwing Media?*

* BTW, Bernie Goldberg is dead-bang right, we have been giving the media an accolade it never deserved by calling it the "Mainstream Media." It is not mainstream. It is leftwing.

We are the mainstream media. We're also the minor media, but we are the mainstream.

And so I'm never going to refer to them as "MSM" again.

Another Good Point by Goldberg: In that same interview -- maybe Monday? -- Goldberg challenged O'Reilly's question about the leftwing media taking an interest in this, asking, basically, "Why do we care if they've taken an interest?"

His point is that this is no longer David vs. Goliath. (Or an Army of Davids vs. Goliath, if you will.) It's now more like an up-and-comer vs. an aging, past-his-prime boxer. Sure, maybe the older boxer still gets a bigger share of the gate, but it's getting close to an even match. Not there yet -- but it's not some huge gulf.

It's no longer really the Dominant Media vs. the Outlaw Media. Well, it is that, but it's no longer "Dominant" -- it's now merely "Establishment, But a Shadow of Its Former Self, and Losing Audience Every Day" Media.

So his point was: Who cares if this fossilized incompetent corrupt old media covers it? Why are we even giving them that validation that what they assert to be true is in fact true -- "It's only a story when we say it's a story" ?

That's not true anymore. They said it's not a story -- the practically screamed it with their silence -- and we said "Oh yes it is."

And who won?

We did.

So who cares about them?

We're covering it -- we, the mainstream media -- and that's all that matters.

They will follow eventually, as they usually do these days.

And who really cares if they don't.

Anyone ever get linked by a legacy media outlet? We're linked right now by the NYT's blog and the referrals barely show up in the SiteMeter stats.

A link from a small blog throws a hell of a lot more traffic than the NYT. NiceDeb and Cassy Fiano are both linking us, as I can tell from my SiteMeter; there are zero referrals right now from the NYT. I only know I was linked because DrewM. told me so.

Who cares about them.

Who cares what they cover.

Who cares what they believe and what they think they "know."

The hell with them. They're losers. And they stink of desperation.

Here's Bernie Goldberg's blog-post on the subject.

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1,744 posted on 09/17/2009 6:38:08 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Obama caves on missile defense

—Uncle Jimbo

You can say one thing about President Obama, he is consistent on foreign affairs. Kick our allies in the teeth and kiss our enemies on the ass. I guess weakness is the new strength.

WASHINGTON – Citing a need to refocus America's defenses against
missiles, the White House said it will shelve Bush administration plans
to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

"After an estensive process, I have approved the unanimous
recommendations of my secretary of defense and my joint chiefs of staff
to strenghten America's defenses against ballistic-missile attack," Mr.
Obama said in a morning address.

If all of those people did call for this, then we are in deep shite. This was so shocking the WSJ even released this piece with multiple spelling errors. Their editors must be in shock. I guess Obama is trying to curry favor w/ the Putin regime, so he can claim we are working with them to stop Iran from getting nukes. In the end this will show just how much he is getting played. I am gonna cut this off now before I spend a couple thousand words explaining just what a naif our President is. Unicorns and freaking bunnies FFS!

What Do You Mean It's Not Symbolic Update [Gabe]: Today is the 70th anniversary of Stalin's invasion of Poland. FYI.

Heh, Like I said he is consistent. I made this last Fall
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So What Do We Do Now?

—Gabriel Malor

Image courtesy of Stoaty.

The confidence with which President Obama announced his intention to overhaul our health industry has been replaced with desperation to pass—in the words of presidential minder David Axelrod—"something, anything."

The President doesn't really care what the Democrats in Congress eventually decide to do. I'm sure he'd like it to be as close to his long-envisioned Trojan horse for single payer as possible. But if it's not possible, all he really wants to do is to sign his name to a bill with the words "Health", "America", and "Choice" in it.

It's his legacy. I'm serious. You didn't really think that a man who would write a personal memoir at age 34—before he had accomplished anything noteworthy—would wait around until the end of his term to start working on his legacy, did you?

Obama is the Narcissist-in-Chief. He won't be satisfied unless he's left an indelible mark on American life. He had hoped that would include unrestrained Leftist dismantling and reorganization of our economy, foreign relations, and social structure. But now he's willing to settle for smaller victories if that's all Congress can tee up for him.

And make no mistake. The Democratic Congress can still pass a bill that will cripple our health care system and Obama will happily sign that bill. A wild animal is never so vicious as when it is cornered and we have backed the Obama Administration into a corner on healthcare.

I suspect that this is a more dangerous time than July, when the President was trying to rush through a healthcare bill. Then he wasn't even considering compromising with fractious Democrats because he didn't contemplate they'd be a problem. But now he's probably willing to give massive concessions—beg, borrow, and steal—to get his healthcare bill.

So what do we do? Keep talking. Talk to your neighbors about it; talk to your friends; and, especially, talk to seniors. Obama is on the run because people are actually interested in what he's trying to do and they're actually trying to learn more about it. Building frustration with obstructionist legacy media has folks not normally plugged into alternative media like radio or blogs or— well, Glenn Beck's show are looking for answers.

And you guys can give them answers. I guarantee you that you guys know as much or more about the situation in Washington, D.C. than anyone who is getting their news from the papers or the nightly news programs. Tell people what you know!

The more people know about Obamacare, the more people don't like it. Which means that even if Congress manages to scrape together a bill and even when the President signs it, he and the Democrats in Congress will all have black eyes and bloody noses. Even if he passes healthcare reform, the President may take a wound that never heals and 2012 is just around the corner.

Posted by Gabriel Malor at 09:33 AM New Comments Thingy
120 Guys, I honestly think the WHOLE THING can be stopped. Reason: Congress is going to start hating Obama as much as we do.

For a long time I thought Congressional Dems would ultimately produce something, anything for their stupid, handsome president. Since his speech to the Joint Session, uh-uh. He stood there in front of the entire country and made them look like idiots by telling a bunch of lies and -- AND -- threatening them if they didn't do the impossible.

He spoke over their heads, promising the American people that he'd force Congress to do the impossible: write a bill that saves money while giving healthcare to another 30 million people and expand government while creating the sensation that private industry is better than ever.

At the same time, he treated them like babies. The time for games is over, children. Time to be grown-up, like me. (All while he was lying through his teeth.)

They've got to be hating this.

Bertha the Hutt: "We've seen this behavior before. They used to lynch us."


ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says so in part 5 of this interview on a leftwing Sirius channel.

Yesterday I said that ACORN was merely following the corporate crisis management playbook. That was wrong for two reasons.

First of all, I implied that the crisis management was nothing but PR spin. In most cases, that's not true -- the PR aspect works in tandem with the actually-fixing-the-problem aspect. Most corporations, unless they are fundamentally unreformable, fundamentlally corrupt, or fundamentally suicidal, will endeavor to fix the problem that's caused the existential crisis. They are working hard behind the scenes, which you can't see, to fix things; the PR effort is there to convince the public they're working hard behind the scenes. In most cases this is not merely spin or deception; it's just the only way to communicate what is, by its nature, invisible and unseen by the public.

In most cases, that is. Not in ACORN's case, which brings up the second point.

ACORN is not in fact following the crisis management playbook, because among the rules of crisis management are:

1) Don't spin.

2) Don't blame others for your mistakes.

3) Accept full responsibility.

And the reason for those rules is simple: 1, you have to convince the public you're really serious about fixing the crisis-causing problem, and 2, you have to actually be really serious about fixing the problem if you're actually going to fix it, and obviously if you're tossing out a series of excuses and external scapegoats, how serious can you really be? The fact you're doing that is proof positive you have not in fact come to terms with the fact that you are at fault and you need to change.

ACORN puts on a show about an "independent audit" (conducted by a couple of people actually on ACORN's board, and a Soros-paid idiot, and etc., etc.) but is simultaneously telling other audiences that there is no problem here except the problems that racists are causing.

This is not Big Bertha's first claim to this effect -- and it's not her first claim since supposedly ACORN Got Right With Jesus and decided to reform itself. Even as she's putting out press releases claiming that in three months time, she'll fix all the problems her damn self, she's out there claiming to left-wing audiences that this is nothing but a lynching.

I think we can see from that precisely how series Big Bertie is about fixing the problem.

Unlike genuine crisis management, this effort is purely PR. There is no behind the scenes will to fix things. Oh, I'm sure her workers will be told "Don't talk to white kids posing as improbably fresh-faced street-whores."

But that is not fixing the problem. That is simply attempting to protect the organization from further exposure of the problems.

I have to say, once again, ACORN is being paid to provide tax advice. Even if you toss out the fact that their workers were providing tax advice to child sex-slavers, did anyone get the feeling these were competent individuals giving out sound tax advice?

Or did it seem like these were people with two hours of training and handbook which they had to consult every ten minutes?

The latter, of course. And on top of all that, the advice consisted chiefly of methods of tax evasion and fraudulent filings.

We're supposed to pay for this service? Wouldn't any low-income tax filer have a better chance of getting things right working it out on his own? Even such a person's mistakes would be closer to the mark than what these "IRS partners" advise.

One last point: ACORN crows about how many people it has helped get affordable housing. By "partnering" with banks and helping people fill out mortgage applications and so forth.

Consider the advice they gave regarding taxes.

Now consider all the fraudulent mortgage applications filed by low-income people who bought homes they couldn't possibly afford.

Now consider that such people seemed to know the "right" things to claim on their mortgage applications, the "right" level of income that would justify a mortgage without seeming absurd, etc.

I do not think it is too speculative to hazard a guess that the sort of lie-to-beat-the-system tax "advice" that we as taxpayers paid for is precisely the same kind of lie-to-beat-the-system mortgage application advice.

That we also paid for. Twice. Once when we paid ACORN to provide it, five years later when the system collapsed due to a massive wave of nonpayment of mortgages.

Posted by Ace at 11:51 AM New Comments Thingy

Sorry if someone has already linked this - but here is the house's own report on the corruption in ACORN.  Go straight to page 7 and start reading about the voter fraud.  Makes my blood absolutely boil . . .I work, I pay taxes, I try to be a good citizen and . . .I vote with my ONE constitutional vote. 

Some schmuck in ACORN votes 100 times. 

Court room. Jail cell.  ACORN.  Some assembly required.



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Obama helps strengthen General Electric-Putin ties [while canning missile defense]

With missile move, Obama hands Russia a gift

MUST SEE VIDEO FLASHBACK: Obama Pledges Missile Defense Against Iran In April

Obama sacrifices U.S. allies 'on the altar of political expediency'

You Tell Me Where The Racism Is

Houston Man Slammed Against Car, Ticketed Over Obama ‘Joker’ Posters (video report)

"They slammed me against the hood of my car, cuffed me, threw me in the back of the car. I'm in my own driveway at this point and time."

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

 Man Ticketed Over Obama Posters 

Why was Michelle Obama's Illinois law license taken away in 1993?

The rumor was 'insurance fraud'.

Pelosi:Healthcare Protests May Turn Violent(Is stage being set for approving Obama's martial law?)

VIDEO: Pelosi Chokes Up Warning Against Political "Violence"


Another whopper from the Lia.... er... President of the United States

...heck they should just start all of his speeches with..."Once upon a time.... (enter sob story).. and that's why we want to control every aspect of your life", Amen"...

obama liar liar Pictures, Images and Photos


The Bush Czars (DNC Disinformation)

On cursory look strangely they are counting the individual people, not the positions.

For positions looks like they have 27 actual positions listed, as opposed to Obama's 45+.

Some of those positions were temporary positions (Gulf Coast Reconstruction Czar) only existing for a short amount of time, as opposed to Obama's 45+ permanent positions.

This count is over Bush's ENTIRE 8 years, as opposed to Obama's entire 8 months.

Finally to get to 47 the DNC must count every person that filled the czar position. For example there were 5 "AIDS Czars" over Bush's eight years. Instead of counting the position once, the DNC is counting it FIVE times.

Posting for reference as the DNC is releasing a 30 second Glenn Beck attack add about Glenns hammering of Obama's czars.

Don't believe the numbers, it's disinformation. shows why the GOP should never set bad precedents like this

Yep. The entire "czar" thing is unconstitutional.

I have less a problem if they are temporary positions, IE disaster recovery and cleanup, once that's done so is the "czar". In the business world these are basically project managers, once the project is done they either leave the company or reassigned to another project/position.

If they are permanent positions they need to be fully vetted and confirmed by Senate, and only AFTER the position itself is created via legislative process.

Had a problem with them under Bush, and still have the same problem now.

Black man is your boss

Traditionally he is a elected representative there to do the will of the people. He is a public servant.

Not impose his will on the nation. Or be a “ruler” which is where barry o wants to go.

Whoever called the black man being the boss is wrong on two counts...1) the writer is ill informed about american politics 2) barry - o aint a black man. He is some sort of mulatto, some srot of a half breed, better yet, a 57 with a whack of arab in the Kenyan component.

I don’t care about the color of his skin. I care about the content of his character. He is a quisling. He is not qualified for the office. He is a marxist. He is anti-capitalist. I could go on and on. His race? Doesn’t hit the radar. He had a 70% approval rating Inauguration Day. Now, we’re all racists. Disgusting.

Cracking ACORN Requires Comprehensive Electoral Reform

Morning Fix: ACORN -- How Much Danger For Democrats?

ACORN Vid Prostitute a SoFla Pastor's Daughter

DRUDGE: House votes to defund ACORN

Louisana Subpoenas ACORN

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Obama infuriates Europe as he scraps Bush's 'Son of Star Wars' missile defence shield

Life or death people- you did not choose wisely...

Lieberman Blasts Obama Missile Defense Plan

WaPo: The Mortgage Industry Has Been Nationalized

The Student Loan Power Grab

Median Income Plummets

... steepest dive in history.

Breaking the War Mentality, by Barack Obama

EUGENE VOLOKH RESPONDS to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists on appropriate nomenclature:

As between “illegal alien” and “undocumented immigrant,” it strikes me that the former is more reflective of what is actually going on, for better or worse, and the latter is an attempt to hide what is actually going on. If one is writing political advocacy, one may deliberately choose the latter term (though even then one risks losing credibility). But if one is trying to be an objective journalist, I think “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” is the more objective and more candid way of putting things.

But they’re not trying to be objective journalists. They’re trying to be Hispanic journalists, which they clearly see as something different.

As Always, The Left is Dealing From The Bottom Of The Deck

“Angry mob”, “racists”, “extremists”, “unAmerican”, “right-wing terrorists”, “astroturf”, and did I mention “racists”? Especially racists. All these words are being used to describe opponents of Obama’s policies, and sadly, not just by the ignorant troglodytes of the left-wing blogosphere, but by leaders of the Democrat party.

At the moment, we are seeing an uptick in accusations of racism. While the President pretends to stand above it all, everyone from Jimmy Carter to Maureen Dowd, to Maxine Waters to Janeane Garofalo are flagrantly employing the race card. Why? It seems that the more unpopular Obama’s policies get, the more the card gets used.


Rush Limbaugh just quoted the NYTs article  on his show: As Race Debate Grows, Obama Steers Clear of It: “B.S.”! , he says, the Obama administration is behind it!

We can’t really say that for sure, but we can point out that we saw the same tactic used during the campaign.


It was used quite effectively against the Clintons, and let’s not forget this oft repeated, groan inducing line he used during stump speeches:

June 20, Jacksonville Florida:

“We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run,” said the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. “They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. ‘He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?’”

Nobody but Obama was mentioning that he was black. We were mentioning his troubling radical background, and radical, far left/communist supporters and associations. Just as we are, now. You can see this concern reflected in tea party signs like these:

obama socialist


socialism destroys

socialism not the change

So some of the savvier race-baiters started equating the word “Socialist” with the “N word”.

I’m told denizens of lefty blogs lament that the tea party protests get more attention in the media than their protests did. Yes, seriously.

Never mind that it took only a small handful Code Pink crones to bring out a media stampede of sympathetic coverage wherever they went. Never mind that now that Obama is the President, their puny protests are no longer covered. The media  covered left wing protests extensively, and studiously avoided covering them in a negative light. Literally hundreds of tea parties have taken place since Obama took office, and most have been  ignored. The tea parties that have been covered have been subject to scathing criticism.

Members of the left-wing media (we no longer call them MSM) go out of their way to seek out the more extreme members of conservative protests, and then those are often grossly mischaracterized as this black gun aficionado was on MSNBC.

Tea party critics in the media are appalled by the Obama/Hitler comparisons which are done primarily by Democrat Lyndon LaRouche supporters.

Where were these critics during the Bush years, when Bush was compared to Hitler on an almost daily basis by the left? What was one of the left’s favorite nicknames for President Bush? Bushitler?

The Bush/Nazi theme was standard at all anti-Bush protests:


Where was the media when protesters’ signs reflected their demented, violent, deathwishes against the President?


I don’t remember anyone in the leftwing media having much to say about the hardcore extremism on display at anti-Bush protests.

But they are working overtime to portray Obama’s opponents as racists.

Charles Krauthammer called it “the last refuge of the liberal scoundrel”.

Baldilocks calls it an “all purpose cudgel” :

I would say that those who hurl the racism epithet toward critics of President Obama don’t expect the charge to make sense. Sense isn’t necessary due to the fact that the racist label has become such an effective destroyer of careers and reputations in the last thirty-five years, the accusers expect the charge to have the same power that it has had over that time period. It’s the Tar Baby of tar babies, ironically enough, and woe to the white human being who is unfortunate enough to be stuck to it.

For the sycophants of President Obama specifically, crying racism has become an easy way to avoid addressing  his long-articulated leftism, his incipient fascism, his lawlessness, his mendaciousness and his general executive incompetence his studied indifference toward adhering to proven executive practices, even his own stated methods.

But what happens when the weapon is used too much?

Victor Davis Hansen believes this ploy will result in another 5% drop in the polls for Obama:

In the wake of Joe Wilson’s crude outburst, many network commentators (and Jimmy Carter, of course) are weighing in on the new racism that supposedly explains 1) rising opposition to Obamacare and 2) the president’s sinking polls. I think this is a disastrous political move to save a health-care plan that simply has not appealed to a majority of Americans. I suspect it will result in another 5-point poll slide.

To prove their charge, those who allege racism would have to show empirically that the present angry rhetoric eclipses what was said about and done to Bush. It does not yet.

We don’t see the word “hate” used in mainstream publications like The New Republic and the Guardian, as it was during the Bush years. (Even worse, really unspeakable things were done to Bush in novels and films.) “You lie” is about on par with the past statements of a Rep. Pete Stark or a Howard Dean (”I hate Republicans”), or the booing Democrats at the 2005 State of the Union. The extremists at the demonstrations are in smaller numbers so far than those who turned out against Bush and the Iraq War. A senior figure like John Glenn or Al Gore has not called the current president a Nazi or brownshirt.

Rasmussen reports that only 12% of Americans believe that racism is behind the opposition to Obama. But that won’t stop the Obamanuts from using the race card.


Rasmussen: ObamaCare™ "racist" ploy not playing with the public

—Purple Avenger

If the democrats are smart (not likely), they'd consider this and adjust the message accordingly. Only 12% of the public buys into the notion that protests against ObamaCare are racist motivated.

ONLY 12%

Ferchrisakes, there's more people believe in UFO's and 600 year old Illuminati conspiracies than that. 12% doesn't even get you all the rabid moonbat left.

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Obama Administration: Cap & Trade Will Cost American Households $1,761 a Year

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers."

Senator Barack Obama
Speaking on Cap and Trade
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2008
Barack Obama admitted last year that cap and trade legislation would cause electricity prices to skyrocket.
Obama admitted that cap and trade will likely cost $700 to $1,400 dollars per US family per year:
Obama also promised that cap and trade would decimate the coal industry.

Coal Industry in Extreme Danger: Obama/Biden Caught on Tape! (PA, OH, WV, VA, KY, MT, WY, TN)  Nov. 2008

Well, it looks like he low-balled the costs of this horrid piece of legislation.
The Obama Administration this week admitted cap and trade would actually cost American households around $1,761 a year.
CBS reported:

The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade law would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, the equivalent of hiking personal income taxes by about 15 percent.

A previously unreleased analysis prepared by the U.S. Department of Treasury says the total in new taxes would be between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. At the upper end of the administration's estimate, the cost per American household would be an extra $1,761 a year.
SENATOR ROLAND BURRIS flees TV reporter asking why he supports ACORN. I’m actually starting to feel sorry for Sen. Burris.

House votes to defund ACORN

How ACORN Caused the Financial Crises

ACORN was instrumental, and in fact, a key player in creating the conditions that lead to the sub prime meltdown.

And in fact, causing a financial meltdown and economic chaos was the stated intention of the ACORN founder, Wade Rathke.


Triple-snort-worthy: White House “distances” itself from ACORN

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 17, 2009 09:02 AM

(Photo source: 2008 ACORN slideshow presentation)

Good thing I wasn’t drinking coffee when I read the Politico headline about Team Obama trying to run away from ACORN:

“W.H. distances from activist group”

Choking. Up. With. Laughter.

Barack Obama can no more disown ACORN than he could disown his own shadow.

He IS ACORN. And ACORN is him. The “accountability” that White House flack Robert Gibbs says they take “extremely seriously” doesn’t extend to Team Obama itself — and the accountability they have evaded for pouring more than $800,000 into an ACORN front group for campaign advance work that was mysteriously re-classified as “get-out-the-vote” work.

As for the ACORN “advisory committee” that will “audit” the group’s illicit activities, I repeat:

Choking. Up. With. Laughter.


See Anita MonCrief for more background. And here.

The foxes guard the corrupted henhouse again.

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GETTING? Democrats to Obama: Um, what exactly are we getting for selling out Poland to Russia?

Posted by Darleen @ 1:03 am

So President Obama Says We Have Something Better

President Obama said it's ok if we scrap the missile defense system that we have spent billions of dollars developing, testing, and perfecting because we have something better.

Really? I call bullshit.

There is nothing better than our current missile defense system. We know it works because we have tested it over and over again. We have spent many years and billions of dollars publicly testing and perfecting our land based missile defense system. We tested it publicly as a show of force so all hostiles knew what our capabilities were. It sent a message that we could shoot down anything they shot at us or our allies.

And we have just dismantled it in Europe.

So we have something better? Why haven't we read anything in the news that we were testing a new mobile missile defense shield? That's because Obama pulled the entire idea out of his butt at the last minute, which is why we are just hearing about it now. He had to say something, anything to explain why he is scrapping this defense system, and admitting that he wants to appease Vladimir Putin wouldn't go over well with 75% of the American public.

And this new system that he says is so wonderful won't be phased in for another two years and won't be fully operational until 2020. I bet we'll see all kinds of delays on top of that, too.

Why are we abandoning something we know works now for something that will take an additional 2-11 years to implement?

If he wants to invest in a mobile missile defense shield, then fine. But you do not dismantle the defense shield and leave yourself and your allies exposed for years while you figure out how the the new system will work. Here's the realty: we have never tested any missile defense systems from ships. We have no idea how well it will work.

Michael Goldfarb at The Weekly Standard has much more:

The White House has put out a "fact sheet" on their policy of Russian appeasement/missile defense surrender. The fact sheet says that the new approach -- focusing on SM-3 and sea-based systems (presumably in Turkey) -- will "augment our current protection of the U.S. homeland against long-range ballistic missile threats." That is a lie. This system will provide zero, nada, zilch protection to the U.S. homeland, providing only defense against short- and medium-range missiles to Europe.

The fact sheet says this system will protect "our Allies in Europe sooner and more comprehensively than the previous program, and involves more flexible and survivable systems." That is a lie. The system that was being placed in Poland is already operational in Alaska. These new plans will now take years of negotations to implement and will necessarily be less survivable as they will not be underground.

The fact sheet says that "The Czech Republic and Poland, as close, strategic and steadfast Allies of the United States, will be central to our continued consultations with NATO Allies on our defense against the growing ballistic missile threat." That is a lie. The Czechs and Poles get a midnight phone call from the president while Tauscher is already in the air. They were not consulted with and have been given no assurances -- because the president is selling them out.

The fact sheet says, "We also welcome Russian cooperation to bring its missile defense capabilities into a broader defense of our common strategic interests." If that's true, our president is totally clueless about Russian capabilities and intentions -- even Bush, who looked into Putin's soul, was not so delusional as to think U.S. missile defense could be dependent on Russian good will and cooperation. How long til the Russians threaten to throw us out of our "joint" missile defense facilities in order to coerce us into staying out of an attack on Georgia or some other democratic state in their near abroad.

This is a decision based purely on ideology and the good soldiers on the JCS and and at the Pentagon have no choice but to go along for the ride. At least the president ought to be honest about what this means and stop the smears of missile defense.


GOOD LUCK WITH THAT: “It appears to be We must marginalize and eliminate Glenn Beck Day in the media and liberal blogosphere.” If you strike him down, he will only . . . well, you know the rest.

Dinosaur Media Smears Glenn Beck

TIME Magazine can't beat Glenn Beck...
So they'll smear him instead.

TIME Mag released a four page hit piece on Glenn Beck today.
It's not a surprise really.
This past month Beck was able to help oust Obama's communist Green Czar from his White House perch and helped crush ACORN this past week.
Not bad for a month's work.

By the way... There's a nice mention of Gateway Pundit on page 3 of the article.
DEMOCRAT RUSS FEINGOLD joins the anti-Czar chorus. “… asking Obama to detail the roles and responsibilities of all of the czars in his administration and to explain why he believes the use of czars is consistent with the Senate’s constitutional power to offer advice and consent on top-level executive branch officials.”

USA TODAY on the dangers of an EMP attack.

LOSING IT: Nancy Pelosi chokes up about political violence, doesn’t mention Ken Gladney. “Pelosi wants to silence opposition since she cannot outargue it, and her implied reference to the murders of Milk and Moscone as somehow comparable to political opposition to the Obama administration is flat-out despicable.” And desperate.

Shock Video... Obama 2007 Revelation: Health Care Reform Requires Tax Hikes-- Savings Are Just a Theory

SHOCK VIDEO--- Barack Obama in April 2007 told a group of supporters: Health Care Reform Requires Tax Hikes — Savings Just a Theory.

"Initially you may need another $90-100 billion each year."

Funny. That sure isn't what he told the American public last week during his speech to Congress.
Via Breitbart and Naked Emporer News
Hat Tip Milton
ACORN Recent Fraud Activity List (16Sep09)
ACORN and Obama Direct Lucrative Ties (16Sep09)
Since Obama announced his run for the presidency of the United States of America, some of us have been reporting on the direct ties—both ideological and financial—between Obama and his voter-fraud and massive-corruption organization ACORN, the (even then) soon-to-be-State-run-media refused to report the truth. Note: This was similar to their close-to-criminal refusal to report on Obama’s ties to known and convicted terrorists and multiple other anti-American factions...more.... full list of Ties here...

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BYRON YORK: The stunning, total defeat of ACORN.

Really, isn’t Andrew Breitbart’s the best website launch ever? And I think Andrew deserves great credit for the very skillful way he’s managed the releases to keep the spin doctors off balance, and the press interested. And he pretty much telegraphed what was going on here.

UPDATE: Obama campaign scrubbed its website to hide ACORN lies.

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND ACORN! ...Update: ACORN Endorsement Posted on Obama Website

The US House voted today to defund the corrupt leftist organization ACORN-- 345-75.

These 75 democrats voted to continue funding the child prostitution promoting organization:

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ACORN is the largest radical Leftist group in America today.
This radical group worked closely with the Obama campaign during the election. But, the community organizing group was not open about this. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election:

One of Barack Obama's first big "community organizer" jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama last year.

UPDATE: By the way, the ACORN Obama endorsement is posted on the Obama official Organizing for America website:

Look for this to get yanked soon.
Hat Tip Judith

Related... 24th State is following the local Missouri ACORN operations.

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1,749 posted on 09/18/2009 2:24:59 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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WAKE UP AMERICA(Thanks to Obama, we are closer than ever)

The Truth About the Health Care Bills (Long Read but Good)

Abject Surrender In Dead Of Night

Venezuela's Chavez aims to tap nuclear energy - Russia To Help Chavez Develop Nukes

Nuke, nuke, nuke,
nuke of Earl, nuke, nuke,
nuke O hope, nuke, nuke,
nuke O change...

Obama scraps missile shield, right move?


Bipartisan Senate concern over Obama decision on missile defense

September is National Preparedness Month (Videos hosted on blog)

I believe we in America are more at risk for a WMD attack than at any time in our nations history. This book, Nuclear War Survival Skills, which is available online, educated me in the facts of nuclear survival.

A Mother thinks about Nuclear Survival

Natural Family Blog Cooking Entries: Go Here

Grain Entries: Go Here

Preparedness Entries: Go Here

Iran Nuke Report Could Call Into Question Obama's Basis for Missile Defense Shift

Obama helps strengthen General Electric-Putin ties

And GE is in charge of that medical database that got slipped into the “stimulus” package— the one you can’t opt out of.

Don’t have the links handy, but it’s been discussed at some length in the comments at Gateway Pundit.


Congressman Wilson was right. Obama lies - based on his own words! Listen and decide for yourself. He speaks with a forked, self-serving, narcissist tongue.

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Obama The Communist Van Jones and the Demos Connection

Paglia: ‘Birthers’ Aren’t Racist, and They Have a Point

My advise to the Farmers in the San Joaquin Valley - TURN YOUR WATER ON!

Manufactured Water Crisis

How Is This Not Cause for Armed Rebellion? Man Made Drought

Forced vaccinations: a whistleblower's clear warning - reposted by Project Camelot

Sorry honey, but truth trumps the race card

It took me a whole bottle of Pepto Bismol last weekend to ease my nauseated response to Maureen Dowd's little Yankee-female-dog screed about Joe Wilson's blatant-only-to-her racism. But then I realized, upon further viewing and reading, that she wasn't even alone in her un-American rampage against the First Amendment. Politico's Jonathan Martin did a whole column on the various highly positioned Democrats who see racism behind every tree of Obama dissent. The TV folks tread a bit more lightly, sticking to the coward's refuge of innuendo and suggestion.

May the farce be with you, Obama and Daley (Kass-Chicago Olympic boondoggle)

ACORN Watch: 1,100 suspicious voter cards in NM

(New ACORN Poster)

(When you get flak, you are over the target.)

ACORN worker fired over video sting (San Diego News Story)

Young and Active, the Working Families Party Shows Muscle in the Primaries [Acorn front group]

By 1998 the party was essentially defunct. Daniel Canto and other key party members went on to establish a new organization with similar ideals, the Working Families Party of New York.

Obama - file 41: Obama Was a New Party Member-Documentary Evidence
By Trevor Loudon October 23, 2008

ACORN Employee From San Diego Video Breaks Down At Press Conference (Video)

Pro-Lifers Who Exposed Planned Parenthood on Abortion Made ACORN Videos

The $1,300 Mission to Fell ACORN


There's one thing more shocking than the illegal alien smuggling advice that an ACORN official in San Diego gave undercover journalists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. It's the illegal alien home loan racket that ACORN has already been operating with the full knowledge of the U.S. government.
What we Freepers helped break earlier just this morning, with damning evidence right in the Spanish language US press and Television stations (archived from 2005):

"ACORN CAN HELP YOU, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, TO PURCHASE A HOME" (Translation from Spanish) Sept. 2005 TelemundoT47 Spanish Website, 2005 ^ | 7 September 2005 | AmericanInTokyo (translating from Spanish) Posted on 2009, Sept 18; 19:07:00 by AmericanInTokyo

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Obama: Legalize illegals to get them health care

How Illegals Could Obtain Health Insurance

The president made it clear during his address to the joint session of Congress last week that his health care plan wouldn't insure illegal aliens but his immigration reform plan might.

The President says he won’t extend health care benefits to illegal immigrants through the health care reform bill that he ultimately signs.

But he may do so indirectly through immigration reform.

How so?

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Stupid Defenseless Initiative (Obama Sold Out the Poles and the Czechs...for Disarmament Talks)

Why Is Missile Defense Controversial?

It is so much simpler than that.

Reagan proposed them, Reagan was a republican, admitting they are a good thing means admitting a republican can be right.

No leftist is willing to contemplate such a horror. Nuclear destruction of millions of innocents at the hands of madmen? No problem. A republican being right about something? Unthinkable! Unacceptable! Under no circumstances!

You just need to have your priorities straight, then it is all crystal clear.


Media Matters Launches Fight FOX Campaign

Time Bomb: A '70s Cop Killing Investigation Leads to a Chicago Law Professor Who Helped Launch Obama

NRA Versus Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Over 200 California schools have signed up for homosexual curriculum

Some fires are best left to burn out

Starting with Bill Clinton and Bruce Babbitt, there has been a deliberate pattern of destroying the vast national forests of the western United States. What isn’t realized is that these decisions are being made by people who live in the Eastern USA, and most have never spent any time in the rural West.
We are flyover country to all of them.

Turf Wars: Coming To A Lawn Near You {CNBC Video}

More crap from the EPA. De-fund and ABOLISH the EPA.....

New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide

Americans who slap $1 pricetags on their used possessions at garage sales or bazaar events risk being slapped with fines of up to $15 million, thanks to a new government campaign.

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Conservatives Copy ‘Rules for Radicals’

DNC Promises 'Rain of Hellfire'

How To Find Millions of Racists

How do you create millions of white racists? I have a theory.

I say you can do it by accusing a few million white folks who are not racists and just continue to accuse them of being racists on a daily basis. Keep doing it day after day and week after week, and pretty soon you might just have what you want. The human spirit cannot absorb but so much of this before the inclination to hate the accusers gains traction. What do you expect from just a bunch of "typical white people."

What do you think will happen if you (the liberals) just keep on doing this?

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Government to take over all student loans (Rep. Michele Bachmann)

Isn't this the same bill they tied the ACORN defunding to? How clever...

Arpaio subpoenas ACORN, says funds misused


Why Not RICO?

ACORN falls (But MSM still defending their "high-minded mission" and "nonpartisan" status)

ACORN whistleblower faces $5 million lawsuit

Get it into federal court on diversity and Section 1983, and use Rule 11 and SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Policy) statutes to get it thrown out, after noticing the depos of all the ACORN people, and requesting the records of all those offices.

Maybe They Meant They're Not in Bed Together

Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters Come to the Defense of ACORN on "The View" - Video 9/17/09

ACORN offices in Ohio to close temporarily (Whining, race card and training to prevent stings)

‘Dog-Whistle Racism”

For those of you who don’t know, this is a catch-all term for ANYTHING that makes a Democrat look bad.

“Dog-Whistle Racism is political campaigning or policy-making that uses coded words and themes to appeal to conscious or subconscious racist concepts and frames.

For example, the concepts ‘welfare queen,’ ’states’ rights,’ ‘Islamic terrorist,’ ‘uppity,’ ‘thug,’ ‘tough on crime,’ and ‘illegal alien’ all activate racist concepts that that have already been planted in the public consciousness and now are being activated by purposeful or accidental campaign activities, media coverage, public policy and cultural traditions.”

These people are so buried in thier own racial hatred, that basicly anything that opposes the minority position is now RACIST!

Per Wiki, even ‘STATES RIGHTS’ is ‘Dog-Whistle Racism’!

It seems that Teitleman has employed prostitutes herself:

(Alleged) Cincinnati Acorn Office Prostitute Caught Offering Sex For Money In 2008

Andrew Breitbart Slams CNN ACORN Coverage; Tells Megyn Kelly "There Are More Videos to Come" - Video

Illegal? No problem! ACORN's home-loan racket

Other nonprofits see own vulnerability in ACORN

Get them all out of the public's pocket! NOW...

ACORN threatens to open Pandora's box

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Mark Steyn: Obama Helping Putin Restitch Iron Curtain

'IAEA: Iran can now build nuclear bomb'

Russia to help Cuba modernize weaponry, train military

And a Nuclear Venezuela-- what can go wrong?

Poland Reacts to Obama's Missile Defense Announcement: Treason! The US Sold Us to Russia

From Poland's Daily News Fakt--
"Treason! We've Been Sold to the Russians"

This is from today's Fakt Daily News on Obama's decision to turn his back on another American ally:

Strategic ally? Mainstay of our security? End of illusions. United States of America, for which we have for each call, turned his back to us. U.S. President lightly tossed into the trash heap construction of the Poland and the Czech anti-missile shield. The massive military installation was to give special meaning to us in NATO and to strengthen our position towards Russia. But America, instead of Warsaw, he prefers dialogue with Moscow. Yesterday the whole world went round decision Barack Obama Kremlin triumphs, and the Poles have been exposed to the wind.
The Poles are the latest US ally to be outraged by the actions of our misguided president.
"The AP reported, via Drudge:

Poles and Czechs voiced deep concern Friday at President Barack Obama's decision to scrap a Bush-era missile defense shield planned for their countries.

"Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back," the Polish tabloid Fakt declared on its front page.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski said he was concerned that Obama's new strategy leaves Poland in a dangerous "gray zone" between Western Europe and the old Soviet sphere.

Recent events in the region have rattled nerves throughout central and eastern Europe, a region controlled by Moscow during the Cold War, including the war last summer between Russia and Georgia and ongoing efforts by Russia to regain influence in Ukraine. A Russian cutoff of gas to Ukraine last winter left many Europeans without heat.

The Bush administration's plan would have been "a major step in preventing various disturbing trends in our region of the world," Kaczynski said in a guest editorial in the daily Fakt and also carried on his presidential Web site.
Here's the cover from today's Fakt (Polish Daily News):

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk confirmed on Thursday that he would not take a call from the U.S. informing him of the decision to scrap planned missile-defense bases.
DEBASING THE CURRENCY REDUCES ITS VALUE: ‘Racist’ claims defuse once powerful word: With the word being used so often, it’s harder to define its meaning. Gee, do you think? You keep running the printing presses with nothing to back them up, and that happens . . .

We should point out that Media Matters has begun a pattern of screaming ‘Smear!’ when people point out what others have actually said.

We must distinguish between “bourgeois truth,” which is concerned with sterile facts, and “revolutionary truth,” which is concerned with what will promote the revolution. Hot Air is a trafficker in mere bourgeois truth, while Media Matters understands the importance of revolutionary truth.

New poll finds Americans not buying Obama’s light-at-the-end-of-the-recession talk.
Blog WarZ!

Obergruppenkommander Charles Speaks: Hot Air Racist, Fascist; Must Be Purged


Apparently CJ's moderator Kilgore Trout went over there last night and started posting racist stuff. To see, he said, if it would be cleaned up.

It wasn't. Because both Allah and Ed were asleep. It being the middle of the night.

Actually, it's only arguably racist if you yourself believe that wookies = black people, which Kilgore Trout does.

So he spammed the threads with this, and it wasn't cleaned up to until the AM.

Obergruppenkommander Charles' conclusion? They're racists.

UPDATE [DrewM.] Hot Air responds by moving LGF from "War on Terror" blog roll to "Left Channels". Well played Hot Air. Well played indeed.

(via Blazer)

Posted by Ace at 02:06 PM New Comments Thingy

Nevermind, found a place to host 'em.

If you want to see Killgore commit seppuku, download these two PDFs...




Posted by: randomguy


543  In a black op to expose some imagined racism over at HotAir, Killgore Trout has unzipped his fly and accidentally taking a flying leap at CJ's bum.

I don't know what else to say, other than thanks for that. I have coffee in my keyboard now, that was friggin hilarious.

Filed Under (Blogmocracy, Blogwars, Humor, Open thread) by Rodan
September 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Lately, Charles Johnson of LGF has been calling anyone who opposes Obama a racist. This is ludicrous and intellectually dishonest. The whole talking point was started by Fidel Castro and repeated by the Progressive Machine. Obviously, Charles is repeating Leftist talking points now. He has lately smeared Robert S. McCain as a racist, whi9ch is a lie. McCain nails Charles and raises an interesting question, is Charles projecting his Racism onto others?


After reading about the dust-up, it occurred to me that Charles could be exposed as a hypocrite by using his own methods. CJ uses what I call a “Six Degrees of Extremism” (or Six Degrees of Racism/Euro Fascism, etc) political parlor game.
He condemns Robert Spencer for “associations” with “extremists”* and you for “connections” to white supremacists, yet he adds Daily Kos to his blogroll and approvingly links their posts, which contain the exact kind of material and links to people that CJ uses to excoriate his new targets.
Based on his own criteria, CJ himself is now a racist, white supremacist, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi fascist. Here’s how:
DKos approvingly featured a video from the neo-Nazi website Vanguard News Network, gave detailed instructions on building a bomb and posted conspiracy-mongering Truther diaries, a presidential assassination fantasy as well as anti-Semitic and racist material. Markos Moulitsas is a business partner in Vaster Books with Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake, which DKos blogrolls and approvingly links.

Read the rest.

The Race card is the left’s last weapon and CJ is using it. He sees racists everywhere. Maybe he should look in the mirror and realize, he’s a racist! He has targeted me by sending Irish Rose, Defenseman/Hoosier Hoops, Gus802, Dark Falcon and Honorary Yooper after me. He has not attacked other Admins like this. Is this a sign of his racism towards Hispanics? If not him then clearly the rest of his Minions are motivated by race. Why are they singling me out and not others?

The answer, using the logic of Charles Johnson and LGF is, that they are racists!

In all honesty, I hate the race card and it’s a weak weapon. I just like throwing the accusation back at the Left. They can dish it out, but they can’t take it.

On a side note: I took down my previous post because of complaints I have received. One of the complainers is someone I respect very much. I apologize to those that posted on it.

Charles should do us all a favor, he should just go away and retire!


Update: There has been a sighting of Irish Rose!



Another update: Irish Rose is laughing at us!

1,752 posted on 09/18/2009 3:54:49 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Michelle Obama Joins Husband... Misrepresents American Health Care System

"You lie."
Michelle Obama joined her husband today and misrepresented American health care system to the nation.
Bloomberg reported:

First lady Michelle Obama sought support for the administration’s health-care plans from family advocacy groups and health-care professionals, saying the treatment of women under the current system is “unacceptable.”

As President Barack Obama campaigns to generate backing from voters for his health-care overhaul proposal, the first lady joined the effort today with a more focused pitch.

Michelle Obama said women are being “crushed by the current structure of our health care” because they often are responsible for taking care of family illnesses, arranging checkups and monitoring follow-up care.

“Women are the ones to do it,” she said to an audience of 140 people, including representatives from groups such as the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Council of Negro Women. “Mothers are the ones that do it. And many women find themselves doing the same thing for their spouses.”
Michelle forgot to mention that women actually have a better survival rate under our current system.
You'd think that might be worth mentioning?

The breast cancer survival rate is much greater here in the United States than in countries with socialized medicine.

In fact, women with breast cancer have a 14 percent higher survival rate in the United States than in Europe. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States, and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Breast cancer mortality is also 9 percent higher in Canada than in the US. Less than 25 percent of U.S. women die from breast cancer. In Britain, it's 46 percent; France, 35 percent; Germany, 31 percent; Canada, 28 percent; Australia, 28 percent, and New Zealand, 46 percent.
More MoBama fashion news; bondage belt
Aaaaaagh!  Make it stop! What's next ?  The O doing a press conference with the crotch of his pants at knee level and a ball cap on backwards ?

One woman Michelle Obama will not mention

September 18, 2009 05:52 PM by Michelle Malkin

Yes, First Lady Michelle Obama is now aggressively crusading for her husband’s health care takeover under the guise of championing woman who have been “crushed” by the system.

One woman Mrs. Obama won’t be spotlighting?

The mother of Dontae Adams.


I’m re-printing my June 19, 2009 blog post and column again here in its entirety to get the message out about Michelle Obama’s role in creating a health care horror story she won’t be publicizing. I repeat: What have you done for Dontae Adams, lately, Mr. and Mrs. O?


June 19, 2009

I blogged about Michelle Obama’s role in creating a patient-dumping scheme for the University of Chicago Medical Center back in March. With her husband and the Democrats unleashing health care horror story anecdotes to gin up public fear and build support for the beleaguered Obamacare plan, my syndicated column today revisits the kind of “reform” the Obamas and their Chicago cronies champion — and who benefits.

Here’s a challenge to the ABC News Obamacare infomercial producers. I dare you to ask President Obama this question: What have you done for Dontae Adams, lately?


The Obamacare horror story you won’t hear
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

The White House, Democrats, and MoveOn liberals are spreading health care sob stories to sell a government takeover. But there’s one health care policy nightmare you won’t hear the Obamas hyping. It’s a tale of poor, minority patient-dumping in Chicago — with First Lady Michelle Obama’s fingerprints all over it.

Both Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago have raised red flags about the outsourcing program, run by the University of Chicago Medical Center. The hospital has non-profit status and receives lucrative tax breaks in exchange for providing charity care. Yet, it spent a measly $10 million on charity care for the poor in fiscal 2007 when Mrs. Obama was employed there—1.3 percent of its total hospital expenses, according to an analysis performed for The Washington Post by the non-partisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. The figure is below the 2.1 percent average for nonprofit hospitals in surrounding Cook County.

Rep. Rush called for a House investigation last week in response to months of patient-dumping complaints, noting: “Congress has a duty to expend its power to mitigate and prevent this despicable practice from continuing in centers that receive federal funds.”

Don’t expect the president to support a probe. While a top executive at the hospital, Mrs. Obama helped engineer the plan to offload low-income patients with non-urgent health needs. Under the Orwellian banner of an “Urban Health Initiative,” Mrs. Obama sold the scheme to outsource low-income care to other facilities as a way to “dramatically improve health care for thousands of South Side residents.” The program guaranteed “free” shuttle rides to and from the outside clinics.

In truth, it was old-fashioned cost-cutting and favor-trading repackaged as minority aid. Clearing out the poor freed up room for insured (i.e., more lucrative) patients. If a Republican had proposed the very same program and recruited black civic leaders to front it, Michelle Obama and her grievance-mongering friends would be screaming “RAAAAAAAAACISM!” at the top of their lungs.

Joe Stephens of the Washington Post wrote: “To ensure community support, Michelle Obama and others in late 2006 recommended that the hospital hire the firm of David Axelrod, who a few months later became the chief strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Axelrod’s firm recommended an aggressive promotional effort modeled on a political campaign—appoint a campaign manager, conduct focus groups, target messages to specific constituencies, then recruit religious leaders and other third-party ‘validators.’ They, in turn, would write and submit opinion pieces to Chicago publications.”

Some health care experts saw through Mrs. Obama and her public relations man, David Axelrod—yes, the same David Axelrod who is now Mr. Obama’s senior adviser at the White House. The University of Chicago Medical Center hired Axelrod’s public relations firm, ASK Public Strategies, to promote Mrs. Obama’s Urban Health Initiative. Axelrod had the blessing of Chicago political guru Valerie Jarrett – now White House senior adviser.

Axelrod’s great contribution: Re-branding! His firm recommended re-naming the initiative after “[i]nternal and external respondents expressed the opinion that the word ‘urban’ is code for ‘black’ or ‘black and poor’….Based on the research, consideration should be given to re-branding the initiative.” Axelrod and the Obama campaign refused to disclose how much his firm received for its genius re-branding services.

In February 2009, outrage in the Obamas’ community exploded after a young boy covered by Medicaid was turned away from the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dontae Adams’ mother, Angela, had sought emergency treatment for him after a pit bull tore off his upper lip. Mrs. Obama’s hospital gave the boy a tetanus shot, antibiotics, and Tylenol and shoved him out the door. The mother and son took an hour-long bus ride to another hospital for surgery.

I’ll guarantee you this: You’ll never see the Adams family featured at an Obama policy summit or seated next to the First Lady at a joint session of Congress to illustrate the failures of the health care system.

Following the Adams incident, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) blasted Mrs. Obama and Mr. Axelrod’s grand plan. The group released a statement expressing “grave concerns that the University of Chicago’s policy toward emergency patients is dangerously close to ‘patient dumping,’ a practice made illegal by the Emergency Medical Labor and Treatment Act (EMTALA)” – signed by President Reagan, by the way – “and reflected an effort to ‘cherry pick’ wealthy patients over poor.”

Rewarding political cronies at the expense of the poor while posing as guardians of the downtrodden? Welcome to Obamacare.


You can [order] Culture of Corruption now at Amazon.


Related reading: David Catron on Michelle O’s “Urban Health Initiative” (now run by Obama longtime crony Dr. Eric Whitaker) and see also registered nurse Carol Peracchio on ACORN General Hospital.22 Comments

"But when they’ve unsuccessfully played the last card they have — the race card — to no avail, what’s left but desperation measures? Mrs. Hope-a-Dope is only going to make things worse for them."

MO ran roughshod over patients at the hospital she worked for, and BO left slums and shoddy apartments in Chicago when he was supposed to be representing them (

So where was their hope and change?

Banned at LGF!
H/T beltfed & Peter at LGF2-

Most of us are aware of that little annoyance, You have to copy the link and paste it in new browser window or tab.

If you have Firefox, there’s a workaround that problem as posted a few days ago by another poster.

Oh and BTW. Here is a post by Peter from a back thread.

If you don’t want LGF to redirect you when you click on one of their link URLs then use Firefox.

CJ toys around with referrer statistics on his website. Those stats “prove” how unhinged stalkers are.

Using Firefox do the following:

1 Type about:config in the address -URL- field, and hit Enter – you’ll get a warning that you are going to Firefox’s core/
2 Look for network.http.sendRefererHeader
3 Change integer value to 0 in the prompt that pops up
4 Now you can go to LGF without CJ getting your referrer stat



Madeleine Albright: "America Has No Intention of Being First Nation of the World"

Madeleine Albright: "Democracy is not the perfect system. It can be corrupt."

Madeleine Albright, a democratic expert on foreign policy, let her hair down during a recent speech to Russian students in Omsk. The former Secretary of State told her audience that America no longer had the intention of being the first nation of the world.
Pravda reported the news that the US media ignored:

Madeleine Albright said during the meeting that America no longer had the intention of being the first nation of the world.

Ms. Albright started her speech in Russian. “Hello and thank you! It’s a pleasure for me to be here,” she said in Russian. Albright wrote in her autobiography that she was trying to learn some Russian during the 1960s.

The former US Secretary of State surprised the audience with her speech. She particularly said that democracy was not the perfect system. “It can be contradictory, corrupt and may have security problems,” Albright said.

America has been having hard times recently, Albright said.

“We have been talking about our exceptionalism during the recent eight years. Now, an average American wants to stay at home – they do not need any overseas adventures. We do not need new enemies,” Albright said adding that Beijing, London and Delhi became a serious competition for Washington and New York.
John at Power Line has more on Madeleine's outrageous anti-American speech.

1,753 posted on 09/19/2009 1:42:43 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Think thrice...

Hope, despair, or CWII?

The New American Reality

This essay from Eowyn at Giovanni's World succintly sums up the new American reality

No Longer One Nation, Under God

During the ‘08 campaign, an essay written by Dennis Prager made a deep impression on me because it said out loud what increasingly was in my mind and heart: The Left and Right in America have become irreconcilable.

As Prager wrote then:

It is time to confront the unhappy fact about our country: There are now two Americas….

For most of my life I have believed, in what I now regard as wishful thinking, that the right and left wings have essentially the same vision for America, that it’s only about ways to get there in which the two sides differ. Right and left share the same ends, I thought.

That is not the case. For the most part, right and left differ in their visions of America and that is why they differ on policies.

Right and the left do not want the same America.

The latest pundit to say the same thing is Patrick Buchanan:

We seem not only to disagree with each other more than ever, but to have come almost to detest one another. Politically, culturally, racially, we seem ever ready to go for each others’ throats….

The question invites itself. In what sense are we one nation and one people anymore? For what is a nation if not a people of a common ancestry, faith, culture and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays and share the same music, poetry, art and literature?

…Christmas and Easter, the great holidays of Christendom, once united Americans in joy. Now we fight over whether they should even be mentioned, let alone celebrated, in our public schools.

…One part of America loves her history, another reviles it as racist, imperialist and genocidal…. But the old holidays, heroes and icons endure, as the new have yet to put down roots in a recalcitrant Middle America.

We are not only more divided than ever on politics, faith and morality, but along the lines of class and ethnicity. Those who opposed Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court and stood by Sgt. Crowley in the face-off with Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates were called racists. But this time they did not back down. They threw the same vile word right back in the face of their accusers, and Barack Obama.

Consider but a few issues on which Americans have lately been bitterly divided: school prayer, the Ten Commandments, evolution, the death penalty, abortion, homosexuality, assisted suicide, affirmative action, busing, the Confederate battle flag, the Duke rape case, Terri Schiavo, Iraq, amnesty, torture.

Now it is death panels, global warming, “birthers” and socialism. If a married couple disagreed as broadly and deeply as Americans do on such basic issues, they would have divorced and gone their separate ways long ago. What is it that still holds us together?

I believe that there is a fundamental and irreconcilable difference between conservatives and liberals.

Conservatives truly believe that in 1776 something remarkable happened — the founding of the United States of America. The American republic, though far from perfect — given the shameful treatment of the indigenous “Indians” and black slaves — nevertheless was something special in human history. Conservatives therefore revere the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. We also believe that it is only because of American ideals as embodied in the Constitution that later reforms — emancipation of slaves and women, the civil rights movement — were even possible.

But conservatives are like the Ents in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Revering what the Founding Fathers instituted, conservatives are by our nature not revolutionaries. And so, we became complacent -- while the Left infiltrated and took over every institution in American society.

Liberals, however, especially the far Left, fixate on America’s imperfections, past and present, and in so doing create and embrace Identity Politics with its narcissistic permanent sense of aggrieved victimhood.

More importantly, instead of faulting flawed men who did not live up to the Declaration of Independence’s promise that all human beings “are created equal,” the Left blame “The System” — the very essence and institutions of the American republic for our problems and imperfections. They do not think something very special happened in 1776. They do not revere the Constitution or the Founding Fathers and, worshiping at the altar of radical feminism, insist that the latter be referred to as gender-neutral emasculated “Founders.”

The Left mean to destroy and transform America.

What to do then?

I don’t believe it is productive to lament this reality. Better that we be clear-eyed, for we can’t fix something if we can’t even name what’s wrong.

And the last thing conservatives should do is play nice because the Left don’t. Being the revolutionaries they are, they actually had known our differences are irreconcilable long before we did.

What we must do is:

Stand firm on our beliefs, ideals, and principles.
Inform and educate the American people.
Take back our schools, colleges, universities, and pop culture.
And fight, fight, fight to win elections at the national, state, and local levels, so that the Left, who are a numerical minority in the population, never again seize political power.

The Ents were slow to anger and to action. But when they finally realized that the very continuation of Middle-Earth was in peril, led by the great Treebeard, the Ents went to war.

We have numbers on our side because recent survey data say conservatives are an ideological majority, at 40%. We simply need to be energized and mobilized to action — which we are.

Our labor will be hard and unrelenting and unending. To do otherwise is to consign the American Republic to the trash-heap of history.

1,754 posted on 09/19/2009 2:13:25 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Queens 'Qaeda' raid amid 'confession' (7 NYC bomb plot Muslims now in custody)

Target Of NY Bomb Plot Probe Admits Terrorist Ties

But, but... there is no terror...

Denver Man Admits to a Possible Al Qaeda Connection, Officials Say

FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot

Islam on the March in D.C.

The truth on covering illegals

What They Really Think (Madeleine Albright: "America no longer...first nation of the world")

Hopi Changi, huh?

Ahoy Freepers, Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day.

for all of you who need pirate names for the day, instead of “mob” names, here is a pirate name generator.

LGF's Kilgore Trout attacks Hot Air

Ace of Spades has the details of an attack that I had actually predicted Thursday morning in an e-mail to Michelle Malkin.

Little Green Footballs goes off the cliff

All  CVRs  are awful; at least all of the ones I've heard/read.

If you've got the stomach, check out Delta 1141 recording on this page. Haunting.

ACORN votes are nothing but 'cover'

Are the News Media Scared of ACORN

Why do they use black people as the face of the organization when it’s run by rich white guys?

Human shields. When BOR interviewed Bertha Lewis a while back, she brought an elderly blind black minister with her. The minister didn't appear to have anything useful to say. She was nothing but a human shield for Lewis.

Health reformers targeting 'enemies'- Protest events tightly scripted (ACORN will be there!)

Health-Care Reform and the President's Faithful Helpers (Info on "PICO"-Possible ACORN Replacement)


Smuggling children? No problem for ACORN

Connecting the Insidious Obama and ACORN Nexus

Barack Obama’s ties to ACORN (see Memeorandum) are not incidental nor are they casual....

I first wrote this story last August (see here). We passed this information first to David Brown, a reporter in Pittsburgh, who broke the story publicly in early August. So far the mainstream press has failed to investigate this matter. Here are the key details.

The Obama team gave Citizen Services Inc. more than $800,000 ostensibly for “staging and lighting.” Read more at

1,755 posted on 09/19/2009 4:58:52 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Mr. Obama, Turn On This Water, Now!

The arrogance is breathtaking

The Stimulus Didn't Work[Six Months After, We Can Look And See What Actually Happened]

What really happened last year to the economy? (Vanity with references)

President Obama references an economic crisis that occurred "last year" in a recent speech. Did he mean the very same money draw-down referenced by Rep Kanjorski in September of 2008? I love conspiracy theories, but has there been any congressional investigations into what really happened?

On Thursday Sept 15, 2008 at roughly 11 AM The Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw down of money market accounts in the USA to the tune of $550 Billion dollars in a matter of an hour or two. Money was being removed electronically.

Kanjorski tried to follow up here in a hearing.

What did Barry's people know, when did they know it, and was something engineered to either benefit a candidate (who by the way stayed clear of comment as McCain shut down his campaign to run lights-and-siren back to Washington).

To Set The Record Straight: How the Old Media Goliath was killed (book review)

Obama Criticism Flow Chart [How to tell if criticism is racially motivated]

Is It Racist to Make Fun of Michelle Obama?

If she is the new Jackie Kennedy I am the Easter Bunny...

It's Going To Be Obama TV Weekend

Obama to set record with Sunday TV time

Obama fudging another health-care horror story? (Yes, Barry Lies Again)

Who taught you to lie, call people names, and accuse people of racism?

Georgia Polls: Obama Losing Black Support (nteresting)

Blacks are waking up. They see that Obama was all talk and no do. He will hurt the black community worse than the white. He doesn’t speak to them and their needs. They need jobs not Cap and Trade. They need opportunities not higher taxes (yes, they will be taxed). They are starting to see the truth.

Gay public sex -- a bigger battle than most people realize

Leaked Document Outlines Radical Sex Group's Plan to "Change the Way Americans Think about Sex"

FCC To Introduce Net Neutrality Rule

California Joblessness Reaches 70-Year High

Cut The Corporate Tax Rate! (tax policy is driving companies--and jobs -- out of the country)

Small-Business Owners Fret Over Large IRS Fines

Comin' to Mo's Merica:

Argentina: Surviving without money

*CUBAN* National Discovered On ACORN Payroll in USA: In Connection w/ Election Fraud/Drugs (N.M.)

A destructive "Youth Commission"

Obama To Preside At UN Security Council. No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States

The scheduled topic was to be non-proliferation; in the UN’s announcement ( it says that Obama will be directing discussion on non-proliferation and disarmament.

Why would Obama add disarmament to the agenda unless he has a big surprise for US?

[FlashBack]Obama Worked With Terrorist, Senator Helped fund Organization

ACORN's Recent History With Prostitution (who'd have thought..)

It turns out that Nash, 24, who has a criminal record as a man, is now a transsexual escort who claims to make $150 an hour turning tricks as the self-proclaimed "Queen of Cleveland Gender Benders."

1,756 posted on 09/19/2009 1:40:20 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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"The fight for concentrated power is on."

Whywas this unrest we see today not manifest during the Bush administration? The auto companies were run by private entities out of Detroit, the financial institutions were run by private entities out of New York, and people's individual wealth was found in their homes and savings plans. Today - in a few short months - the auto industry and the banks are given their marching orders by czars in Washington; individuals have seen their personal financial security blankets shredded. And now they see Washington reaching to control how and where they can get their health care. In short, they see the wealth and power in this country being sucked via a gigantic power grab into the hands of a small, insular elite in Washington run by a man in whom they have no confidence that he is up to the task of running their lives in the most intimate way.

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Olympic-sized boondoggle: What Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama are up to

September 18, 2009 09:59 AM by Michelle Malkin

In Culture of Corruption, I spotlight the intimate relationship between Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s crony lawyer Valerie Jarrett and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Jarrett’s slum lord record in Chicago is highly relevant to her current and ongoing pursuit of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid — which will cost taxpayers nearly $5 billion and bring an untold windfall to developers and contractors.

From my chapter on Jarrett’s role as president and CEO of The Habitat Company, which the Boston Globe probed in a rare, non-fluffy look at the Obama’s consigliere:

Ever since the Obamas moved to 1600 Pennsylvania, Jarrett has used her power to boost her old pal and employer Mayor Richard Daley’s bid for the Olympics.

Now, FLOTUS is getting in on the act and Jarrett is giddy:

That’s the same bogus economic development propaganda government cronies always use for taxpayer-funded corporate welfare (boondoggles I’ve consistently opposed whether championed by Democrats or Republicans, by the way.)

As sports subsidy watchdog Neil deMause properly characterizes the Olympic pursuit:

“The winner gets to be on the hook for billions in dollars worth of velodromes and infrastructure; the losers get to watch on TV for free.”

Crook County will make out like bandits if Jarrett and the First Crony get their way.

Olympic-sized boondoggle: What Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama are up to

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 18, 2009 09:59 AM

In Culture of Corruption, I spotlight the intimate relationship between Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s crony lawyer Valerie Jarrett and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Jarrett’s slum lord record in Chicago is highly relevant to her current and ongoing pursuit of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid — which will cost taxpayers nearly $5 billion and bring an untold windfall to developers and contractors.

From my chapter on Jarrett’s role as president and CEO of The Habitat Company, which the Boston Globe probed in a rare, non-fluffy look at the Obama’s consigliere:

In an uncommonly hard-hitting investigative piece, the Boston Globe’s Binyamin Appelbaum blew the whistle on the rodent-infested, sewage-clogged Chicago slums run by the Obamas’ most trusted confidante. Jarrett refused to answer any questions about Grove Parc, “citing what she called a continuing duty to Habitat’s former business partners.” A “continuing duty,” presumably, to whitewash the inconvenient truth about the failed public-private partnerships the Obamas continue to promote in the White House:

“They are rapidly displacing poor people, and these companies are profiting from this displacement,” said Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle of Southside Together Organizing for Power, a community group that seeks to help tenants stay in the same neighborhoods.

“The same exact people who ran these places into the ground,” the private companies paid to build and manage the city’s affordable housing, “now are profiting by redeveloping them.”

In 2006, while Valerie Jarrett was executive vice president of Grove Parc’s management firm Habitat Company, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex a bottom-of-the-barrel 11 on a 100-point scale. Another Habitat-mismanaged property called Lawndale Restoration was so run-down that city officials urged the federal government to take over the complex.

Jamie Kalven, a veteran Chicago housing activist, told the Boston Globe about Barack Obama: “I hope there is not much predictive value in his history and in his involvement with that community.” Kalven’s hopes will likely be dashed. As Chicago goes, so goes the nation. Obama has made a career of rewarding failure and no amount of overhyped “Hope” will change that. He sponsored a plethora of bills in the state Senate benefitting affordable housing developers. In February 2009, he unveiled a plan to set up a $1 billion Housing Trust Fund “to rehabilitate housing in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods.” “Trust Fund?” Try slush fund, bottomless pit, and eternal stimulus for the real estate moguls posing as saviors of urban America.

In one of those endless Chicago coincidences, Grove Parc Plaza Apartments—now targeted for demolition as a result of years of neglect by Obama’s developer friends—sits in the shadows of the proposed site of the city’s 2016 Olympics Stadium. Valerie Jarrett is vice chair of Chicago’s Olympics committee.

Ever since the Obamas moved to 1600 Pennsylvania, Jarrett has used her power to boost her old pal and employer Mayor Richard Daley’s bid for the Olympics.

Now, FLOTUS is getting in on the act and Jarrett is giddy:

A top White House adviser said first lady Michelle Obama is planning to make a dramatic presentation when she offers the closing argument for the bid by her hometown of Chicago to win the 2016 Summer Olympics.

“There won’t be a dry eye in the room,” said Valerie Jarrett, who plans to travel with the first lady to Copenhagen for the Oct. 2 International Olympic Committee vote.

“I’m sure that it will touch the hearts of each of the IOC members,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said today in an interview.

Jarrett declined to say what the first lady will tell the IOC. The stakes are high because winning the games would be an economic boost nationally, as well as for Chicago, she said.

“It will be a huge economic engine for Chicago, but it will have a ripple effect throughout the country,” Jarrett said, adding that U.S. corporations have voiced support for Chicago’s bid.

That’s the same bogus economic development propaganda government cronies always use for taxpayer-funded corporate welfare (boondoggles I’ve consistently opposed whether championed by Democrats or Republicans, by the way.)

As sports subsidy watchdog Neil deMause properly characterizes the Olympic pursuit:

“The winner gets to be on the hook for billions in dollars worth of velodromes and infrastructure; the losers get to watch on TV for free.”

Crook County will make out like bandits if Jarrett and the First Crony get their way.

I advise the International Olympic Committee to think long and hard about bringing the games to the fetid swamplands of Blago, Rezko & pay-for-play peddlers.



Jarrett’s role in recruiting Van Jones

Jarrett, Axelrod, and the Michelle Obama horror health care story you won’t hear about

What the NYT’s 8,100-word Valerie Jarrett profile didn’t tell you

"The entire Obama administration is about “payback” for getting him elected. That is why they won’t consider tort reform."
Hot Diggyty Dirt!
More BlogWarZ!
  Is Dan Rather At Helm Of Little Green Footballs?
IRS files tax lien against criminal enterprise ACORN [Darleen Click]
From The Pelican Institute for Public Policy (a pdf file):

$548,000 worth of unpaid payroll taxes.

Tax problems continue to build for the New Orleans-based national activist group ACORN, with the IRS filing a $548,000 lien this month for two years worth of unpaid payroll taxes, according to records in the Orleans Parish Clerk of Court’s office.

The latest federal tax filing lists seven different payments that were missed for unemployment taxes from July 2007 through March of this year. That adds to an existing IRS bill of more than $1 million, which The Pelican Institute detailed in an August report.

The latest federal filing, recorded Sept. 3, comes as Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell investigates delinquent state payroll taxes from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and its myriad related groups. Caldwell is also investigating other allegations against the group.

Will ACORN Chief Crook Organizer Bertha Lewis use the Turbo Tax defense?

(h/t SBP)

1,757 posted on 09/19/2009 3:49:14 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Nobody Does Crazy Like The Left

Leave it to lunatic Eric Boehlert and the pitiful Media Matters to produce some of the ugliest, most irresponsible and dangerous rhetoric I've ever seen. And that's before you get to crazy and ignorant, as it is both of those as well.

A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this

That being John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down in Dallas, of course.
I’ve been thinking a lot of Kennedy and Dallas as I’ve watched the increasingly violent rhetorical attacks on Obama be unfurled.

Despite the dirtbag's weak attempt at revisionism, Oswald was a communist. That isn't exactly the Right time I looked. Inside and outside of America the Left has been responsible for far more political violence than the American Right has ever produced. And Media Matters is demonstrating itself to be a far more out of control and dangerous outlet than one would think the Democrat Party could ever produce.

It is a testament to how far Left they've gone and how far down they've sunk. And given the recurrent bouts of lunacy among the Left, collectively and as regards its activists, there's more likelihood of one of them attempting something like this in a misguided attempt to blame it on the Right.

Today's Left in America is sick, disturbed and dangerous. I wouldn't recommend turning your back on, or losing sight of them if you can help it. There aren't enough, or the right words to describe how truly pathetic they have become.

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Breitbart: "Blockbuster" Hit from "Left Field" Next Week



By the way, Breitbart did seem to have it mind to nail the media from the outset; this September 7th column tipped his hand, but no one I know of picked up on his hints.

He warned the media. They ignored the warning.

But then, I thought he was speaking rhetorically myself.

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314 Some fun reading and a real treasure trove of information. Seriously, beaucoup data:

Is Acorn Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise? (links to 88-page PDF report)
July 23, 2009

Source of report - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (landing page)
Ranking Member Darrell Issa (

Documents contained in this report reveal ACORN's political agenda. ACORN's 2005-2007 Strategic Plan states that "just as important as ... mobilizing existing progressive voters, ACORN and similar groups actually create new progressive voters." In the same document, ACORN acknowledges that its "issue campaigns play the dual role ... of attracting new members, and educating or politicizing existing members." One particular issue where ACORN claims success is "fighting key elements of the national Republican program."

In other documents, ACORN affiliates take credit for the election of former-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In the 2006 year-end report of ACORN affiliate Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 880, efforts to elect Blagojevich and advance partisan political agendas are called "flawless."

Labor organizations, unions, and other tax-exempt entities stretched Chicago-style political manipulation and back room schemes beyond Illinois to other state-wide and national campaign efforts. In the State of Ohio, where ACORN directors drafted a political plan contained in this report, overt partisan goals are enumerated. The ACORN Ohio Political Plan states:

ACORN will target three competitive Ohio congressional districts as well as a half dozen state rep seats nested within the districts. Our electoral work will mobilize and educate voters [and] our paid professional canvass will execute tightly managed Voter ID and GOTV canvasses moving our core constituency of base and swing voters to the polls to vote for the candidates who most closely align with a progressive Working Families Agenda.

Moreover, documents provided by former ACORN employees and contained in this report demonstrate the degree to which ACORN and ACORN affiliates organized to elect President Barack Obama in 2008.

This somewhat comprehensive report has been out since late July, as noted. It has footnotes, names, analysis, and legal excerpts as source material, much of it damning, and should have raised more than just collective silence from the Tributary Media™.

1,758 posted on 09/19/2009 4:11:26 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Thanks for staying on top of this, Backhoe.

1,759 posted on 09/19/2009 4:13:53 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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Thanks for stopping by my drafty station on the InterToobs.

1,760 posted on 09/20/2009 1:44:22 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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