Keyword: vanjones

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Van Jones no longer believes racism the reason for Trump victory?

    12/02/2016 8:49:29 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/2/16 | Doug Book
    On election night, CNN guest star Van Jones claimed voters in the rustbelt states had been guilty of a “Whitelash;” that is, a racist backlash against 8 years of a black president. It was the only possible explanation for Hillary’s stunning loss to a candidate Jones accused of being a bully and a bigot. What a difference 3 weeks have made! Suddenly it was the “arrogance and elitism” of the Democrat Party and the Clinton campaign that were responsible for the defeat no one on the left had expected. Maybe Jones no longer believes Trump to be a “bully” or...
  • Van Jones Compares Steve Bannon to Someone Who Wants to Castrate Men(WARNING--THEVIEW VIDEO!)

    12/02/2016 6:43:24 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Editors
    On "The View," Van Jones actually compared President-elect Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to someone who tries to castrate men. Jones said that, if Hillary Clinton had been elected and had nominated an ultra-radical feminist (who literally wants to cut men's genitals off), it would have been the same thing as Donald Trump bringing Bannon into his administration. And the women on the show all laughed...
  • (Vanity) Just How Far to the Left is Van Jones?

    Became a Communist in the aftermath of the 1992 "Rodney King riots" in Los Angeles Founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 1996 Was active in the anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International ANSWER Suspected that the Bush administration "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" Served as a board member of the Rainforest Action Network and Free Press In March 2009, President Barack Obama named Jones to be his so-called “green jobs czar.” Has been a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress
  • Van Jones: ‘You Could Not Script a Better Human Being’ Than Trump Has Been Since Winning (ROTFLMAO)

    11/11/2016 1:05:14 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 35 replies
    MEDIAITE (SCUM) ^ | November 10th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    (Video at link) Van Jones gave Donald Trump some credit tonight for how he has conducted himself since winning the presidential election. Despite his issues with Trump and the meaning of his victory, Jones said that Trump has been very on-message: “You could not script a better human being than Donald Trump has been. If you sat down and tried to come up with it. He has been spectacular and there are more things he can do to carry this momentum forward.”
  • Losing Democrats pour out their contempt for the American voter

    11/10/2016 9:52:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/10/16 | Doug Book
    Upon defeating John McCain, the first Republican nominee to actually endorse his opponent, President Elect Barack Obama made it clear that HE was now in charge and would rule lead the United States as he saw fit. Of course, Republicans offered an unqualified promise of support to the Obama Regime, wherever the agenda of The One might lead. What a difference a day makes. “I genuinely do not understand how America can be this disorganized or this hateful,” said the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah. “This is it, the end of the presidential race and feels like the end of the...
  • We’ve Found Our Voice

    11/10/2016 4:29:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-10-2016 | MOTUS
    I spent yesterday in a bit of a fog, partly due to serious sleep deprivation and partly due to the lingering incredulity that we had, against all odds, taken our country back. Now that I’ve had a decent night’s sleep I can process things more clearly. And the first thing I’ve processed is the behavior of the losers protesting the election results in the streets. Like every other demonstration over the past 8 years I doubt that this one was anymore organic than the other ginned Soros rallies. Given the average age of the demonstrators it was predictable: snowflakes who...
  • Van Jones on Trump: "This was a white-lash against a changing country" [Prov 10:28]

    11/09/2016 11:02:30 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 109 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/9/2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    As Donald Trump inched closer to the presidency Tuesday night, Democratic commentator and former Obama administration staffer Van Jones offered an emotional analysis of what a potential Trump victory would mean for many parents in America. "You tell your kids, don’t be a bully. You tell your kids, don't be a bigot. You tell your kids, do your homework and be prepared," Jones said on CNN. "Then you have this outcome, and you have people putting children to bed tonight. They're afraid of breakfast. They're afraid of 'how do I explain this to my children?'"
  • 'How do I explain this to my children?': Van Jones gives voice to the 'nightmare' some are feeling

    11/09/2016 7:05:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2016 | Travis M. Andrews
    As the election results so clearly highlighted, America is a sharply divided country. Tuesday's election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States has been called many things - "unprecedented," "shocking" and "stunning" among them. Many, though, described the election with different words as it relates to women and people of color: failure, "disaster," "living nightmare."
  • Van Jones: Republicans smell blood in the water

    11/04/2016 4:14:22 PM PDT · by hawaiian · 57 replies
    Long time Democrat operative and CNN commentator Van Jones just admitted that Republicans rightfully sense blood in the water and that Democrats are checking their passports to make sure they're still valid and "wetting their sheets." Even on CNN, all the commentators agree Trump has the momentum going in to the final weekend.
  • Wealth Redistribution: the original "American Dream"

    08/02/2016 3:32:41 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    When James Truslow Adams invented the phrase "American Dream" in 1931, did he have in mind some nebulous tabula rasa that you or I could put anything you or I wanted to put onto it? Or did Adams have something specific in mind? What was James Truslow Adams' dream? When Adams invented the phrase, here is what he wrote: (the most widely quoted paragraph, seen everywhere around the internet) If, as I have said, the things already listed were all we had had to contribute, America would have made no distinctive and unique gift to mankind. But there has been...
  • Van Jones launching social justice PR firm

    07/25/2016 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Megaphone Strategies PHILADELPHIA — Self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” Van Jones is starting a new “social justice” public relations outfit to be called Megaphone Strategies. The firm touts itself as a “social justice media strategy firm run for purpose, not profit.” (Good luck with your efforts to circumvent human nature, Comrade Jones.) Molly Haigh, communications director for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is his partner in this new adventure in antisocial activism.
  • Van Jones: I wish Priebus was DNC chair

    05/19/2016 10:35:17 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Liberal commentator Van Jones on Wednesday said he'd prefer the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to his own party's chair after a "leadership failure" on the Democratic side. Jones knocked Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her response to Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in light of the contentious Nevada Democratic convention. "Debbie, who should be the umpire, who should be the marriage counselor, is coming in harder for Hillary Clinton than she is for herself. That is malpractice," Jones told CNN's Brooke Baldwin Wednesday.
  • Maher Calls US Military 'Mass Murder Machine,' Extreme Muslims 'Teabaggers'

    04/23/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 23, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. A bit earlier, as he discussed with the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright the possibility of Saudi government officials being linked to the 9/11 attacks, Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives -- whom he has mocked in the past as "teabaggers" -- by referring to Muslim...
  • CNN's Van Jones Raves Over ‘Dazzling’ Hillary’s Debate Performance

    03/10/2016 3:18:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 10, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    >CNN’s dedicated Hillary Clinton fan, Van Jones, on Wednesday praised the Democrat’s performance at the debate as “dazzling” and a “tour de force.” During post-debate coverage, he cheered, “ Hillary Clinton just, at times, displaying just a dazzling mastery of policy nuance.”  Jones rhapsodized, “Hillary Clinton's response on the clean energy question, talking about resilience and how that could be a bipartisan issue and how she could use that, that was just a tour de force.” Van Jones Raves Over ‘Dazzling Hillary’s Debate Performance: ‘Tour De Force’Jones’s enthusiasm for Clinton and Democrats is well documented. On October 14, he compared the...
  • An Open Letter to John Kasich

    07/17/2009 5:06:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,125+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Mike Adams
    John Kasich is a good man. I appeared on his show Heartland several times when it aired on Fox News. He also interviewed me once when he was filling in for Bill on the O’Reilly Factor. But now that he is running for governor of Ohio he may have a far more serious job in the near future. If elected, he will have to root out terrorist activity that is taking hold in the Buckeye State – activity that is being funded by Ohio taxpayers. If Kasich is elected, his efforts to fight terror will get little assistance from the...
  • Kent State Professor Praises al Qaeda, Says he will "Bury" Washington, DC

    01/31/2016 9:04:06 AM PST · by rightistight · 34 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 1/31/16 | Aurelius
    History Professor Julio Pino of Kent State has publicly praised al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and has said that he will "bury" Washington, DC. Julio Cesar Pino is Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Ohio and, despite being investigated by the FBI for possible ties to ISIS, he is still teaching there. More than the investigation, Pino has also publicly praised terrorist organizations on Facebook. Here, he praises "Sheikh" Osama bin Laden and the "brave warriors" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Pino also mourned the death of bin Laden: He posted pictures of jihadists on his...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2016

    01/01/2016 6:28:16 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 797 replies
    Free Republic | 01-01-2016 | TM CREW
    History has proven time and again that Utopia cannot be achieved on this earth.We can strive to build a better U.S.A. but it will never be perfect.Others don't see it that way, Communist or Islamist, Collectivist and Statist, they believe their dreams can be achieved in this life.They only need to remove those who oppose them. By whatever means necessary.That flies in the face of Americanism that we all share.So, out of Many Ideas, Peoples and Cultures, will we be one? (E Pluribus Unum)Or will we be improvised divided groups living in East German-esq rundown rolling blackout cities where loudspeakers...
  • Kent State prof stands by call for ‘jihad’

    08/09/2014 5:26:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 8/9/2014 | Daniel Mael
    A Kent State University associate professor of history is standing by his call for “jihad” and statement that Israel is “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.”In an “open letter” to “academic friends of Israel,” Julio Pino accuses the pro-Israel academic community of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.”In his statement that quotes former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and compares the academics to alleged Nazi collaborator and philosopher Martin Heidegger, Pino writes “Your names are scrawled on every bullet fired, bomb dropped, body buried and burnt forehead in Gaza. May...
  • New Charges Surface Against Muslim Professor

    11/04/2011 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear Governor Kasich (http://governor.ohio.gov/): It has been awhile since we talked about the case of Julio Pino – a tenured member of the faculty of Kent State University. Shortly after I last wrote to you there was a Secret Service raid on his home. The raid was meant to ensure that certain veiled threats directed to the Obama White House were not a prelude to some planned act of violence. I thank you for any role you may have played in helping alert the federal authorities. As you may know, Pino is continuing to cause substantial problems in Ohio. I...
  • Death to Tenure

    10/29/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Julio Pino is a genocidal anti-Semite who uses his university email account to boast of sodomizing the mothers of his political opponents. But he has the protection of tenure. And he also has the protection of a cowardly administration, which fails to sufficiently condemn the behavior of a man who is probably too effeminate to act on his threats of violence and intimidation. Pino, the unhinged Kent State University history professor, recently shouted "Death to Israel" during a speech by a former Israeli diplomat. The university’s president, Lester Lefton, now says that statementwas “deplorable.” Lefton issued a statement saying Julio...
  • Computer Hackers and Terrorist Backers

    08/09/2010 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Officials at Kent state University have now resorted to lying to protect a radical Islamic professor who has engaged in treason against the United Stated government. In addition to demanding the criminal prosecution of Professor Julio Pino, citizens of Ohio should immediately withdraw all support from Kent State. The following email was released to Kent State alumni on August 5th by university officials: Officials at Kent state University have now resorted to lying to protect a radical Islamic professor who has engaged in treason against the United Stated government. In addition to demanding the criminal prosecution of Professor Julio Pino,...
  • KSU prof focus of Secret Service inquiry

    07/23/2009 12:22:27 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies · 1,185+ views
    recordpub.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | Matt Fredmonsky and Melissa Dilley
    Record-Courier staff writers The U.S. Secret Service delivered a federal search warrant at the home of a Kent State University professor Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation. Kent police assisted in serving the warrant at the Morris Road home of Julio C. Pino. Neighbors saw several cars and law enforcement agents at Pino’s home shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. David Lee, a spokesman for the Secret Service’s Akron Bureau, declined to discuss what Secret Service agents were looking for at Pino’s home. “We have an ongoing investigation which involves (Pino), but since it has an ongoing status we...
  • More on the "Professor of Jihad"

    03/02/2007 8:19:17 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 744+ views
    NRO ^ | Mar 02, 2007 | David French
    Following up on John's post from Wednesday, the facts regarding Kent State's al Qaeda sympathizing professor are beginning to emerge. From Mike Adams' column today and a story from the Akron Beacon Journal yesterday, it seems that (at the very least) Julio Pino contributes to and affiliates himself with the "Global War" website. For those who aren't' familiar with Julio's work, the site he contributes to (but does not, apparently, own) actively supports the Taliban and al Qaeda in their war against America, Israel, and the West and also passes along "training manuals," battle dispatches, and "jihad videos."  Kent State...
  • Van Jones: The environmental movement is too white

    09/25/2013 2:52:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-2013
    Is the “green” movement too white? According to former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones, it is. Jones told the news site Grist that the environmental movement has a diversity problem. “The mainstream donors and environmental organizations could be strengthened just by recognizing the other ‘environmentalisms’ that are already existing and flourishing outside their purview,” Jones said. Historically, many environmental organizations have been mostly white, and organizations tying environmentalism to social justice received a much smaller amount of funding than mainstream groups. But Jones said that a movement that welcomed more diversity would flourish. “If you go to Detroit,...
  • CNN's Van Jones: Dems Waging 'Full-On Rebellion' Against Hillary

    01/13/2016 10:52:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 13th, 2016 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Democratic Party is waging a "full-on rebellion" against Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, former Obama advisor and CNN contributor Van Jones insisted Wednesday, and he thinks Bernie Sanders will take both Iowa and New Hampshire. "There is a full-on rebellion at the grassroots level of the Democratic Party," Jones told CNN "New Day" co-host Alisyn Camerota, reports Mediaite. "MoveOn.org, o[u]r biggest progressive organization, endorsed Bernie Sanders last night. Overwhelmingly, 67 percent." But Jones is urging caution, pointing out that Bill Clinton also lost both New Hampshire and Iowa while running for president in 1992, but went on to win the...
  • Van Jones: Trump Inspiring White Supremacists

    01/11/2016 1:27:47 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 94 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/11/2015 | Mark Tapson
    In the segment, host Jake Tapper played an audio clip from a robocall making the rounds in Iowa from a white nationalist group that supports Trump but has no official connection to him. Tapper asked for comments, and Jones responded: “It will be denounced. It should be denounced. But this is troubling. If I were Trump, is it time to look in the mirror? Who am I inspiring? Who am I attracting? Why will horrible racist groups say the I’m the only candidate that speaks for them? My deep concern is that Donald Trump is beginning to legitimate some of...
  • Gallup: Hillary Clinton Is America’s Most-Admired Woman for Record 20th Time

    12/28/2015 9:24:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2015 | 10:51 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the woman whom the largest percentage of Americans admired most in 2015, according to a Gallup poll. That marks a record 20 years that she has garnered that honor, including the last 14 years in a row. Americans named President Barack Obama their most admired man. This is the eighth time that Obama has taken that honor. In the history of Gallup's most-admired surveys, no one has appeared in the Top Ten more often than the Rev. Billy Graham, who has enjoyed that distinction 59 times. ...
  • This is the ad that could sink Carly Fiorina’s campaign

    09/17/2015 5:22:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Carly Fiorina is the new "it" candidate in the Republican presidential field, following a second straight sterling debate performance at the Ronald Reagan presidential library Wednesday night. But there was a moment in the debate that previewed a major potential weakness for Fiorina. It came when moderator Jake Tapper noted that Donald Trump had said Fiorina "ran HP into the ground" during her time as CEO. Fiorina responded, "I led Hewlett Packard through a very difficult time, the worst technology recession in 25 years," adding: "We had to make tough choices, and in doing so, we saved 80,000 jobs, went...
  • The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party

    08/23/2015 9:13:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Scott S. Powell
    ...Upon assuming office, President Obama had no problem bypassing the Constitutional advise-and-consent role of Congress in his appointment of a record number of czars, many of whom were so radical they would have failed to pass Senate confirmation. One of the offshoots of former IPS director Robert Borosage was the Apollo Alliance, an organization that he co-founded in 2001. Apollo saw its political clout increase dramatically with the election of Barack Obama. Van Jones, a self-described communist and an Apollo Alliance activist, was appointed Green Jobs czar by President Obama. A month after inauguration, a centerpiece of Apollo’s policy agenda...
  • Beck applauds Ted Cruz takedown of ‘communist revolutionary’ Van Jones

    10/12/2013 12:03:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Bizpacreview.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    Glenn Beck played up the Thursday night “Crossfire” showdown between Sen. Ted Cruz and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones to tout Cruz as a “brilliant” carrier of the conservative banner – and slam Jones as a “communist revolutionary” hiding behind a shield of respectability.“You’re a communist revolutionary, Van Jones,” Beck said on his show Friday after playing a clip of the Cruz-Jones confrontation. “This is one of the most dangerous men in America.”In the “Crossfire” segment, Jones demanded Cruz, R-Texas, apologize to the Republican Party for the government shutdown in Washington, but Cruz turned the tables with...
  • De Blasio’s National “Contract With America” Strategy Leaks

    05/09/2015 4:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Everyone from Susan Sarandon to Van Jones is helping draft and push de Blasio’s new “Contract with America,” which will push for paid sick leave and free, universal pre-K.First New York City. Then America. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading to Washington, D.C. next week to present a progressive “Contract with America,” a 13-point agenda intended to push the Democratic Party leftward. According to a draft of the document provided to The Daily Beast by someone asked to join the effort, de Blasio will call for a number of measures for which he has already pushed in...
  • De Blasio in secret bid to be Dems’ 2016 pick

    04/20/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    nypost.co, ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post. De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “Draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40...
  • ('national hero') De Blasio Dips Toe Into Presidential Politics With Meeting of Liberals

    04/05/2015 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    DNA info ^ | 4/03/15 | Jeff Mays
    Pic - Mayor Bill de Blasio, at Gracie Mansion with First Lady Chirlane McCray, activist Van Jones, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, plans to dip his toe into presidential politics with the launch of a push for income inequality to become a central issue of the 2016 national elections. "All of this is focused on the notion that we are not having a discussion on income inequality in this country and we are not having that discussion at our peril." GRACIE MANSION — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who supporters describe as a "national hero" among progressives, has dipped his his...
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • The Worst White House Aide [Valerie Jarrett]

    01/15/2012 9:47:07 AM PST · by freespirited · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/23/12 | Matthew Continetti
    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor...
  • Van Jones: Starbucks' critics are making a big mistake

    03/21/2015 6:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Van Jones, former Obama advisor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Congratulations, Internet haters! Well done, keepers of the one-true-way-to-talk-about-race! If we don't tamp down the backlash against Starbucks "Race Together" campaign, I fear that no major corporation will even try to talk about race again -- for maybe 10 or 20 years. Is that really what we want? Look, I get it. Asking baristas to hold conversations about race is a lot to demand of already hard-working employees. Not to mention, the topic should probably be called "systematic racism," not just "race." And there are legitimate questions about what Starbucks could realistically hope to accomplish, here. But for crying...
  • Divestment Campaign Targets Fossil Fuels

    10/29/2014 3:31:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 29, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    America is on the verge of energy independence. We now pump as much oil as Saudi Arabia. Investments in new technologies are paying off, buoying our economy with new jobs and lower energy prices. What's not to like? Well plenty, if you are an activist who takes your lead from an organization called 350.org that wants to end the use of oil, gas and coal. The "350" comes from the group's goal of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from its present level of 400 parts per million to 350. Its unclear what good such a...
  • Van Jones Admits The Truth About Sarah Palin: 'Now It Can Be Told!'

    10/28/2014 5:14:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    "She had the party shaking in our boots" -Van Jones
  • Watch Dana Loesch Coax Confession from Van Jones about Sarah Palin: "We were scared!"

    10/22/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT · by absentee · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/21/14 | Caleb Howe
    On CNN Tuesday night, activist and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and television and radio host and author of "Hands Off My Gun" Dana Loesch discussed the latest Palin-bashing extravaganza the media is currently wallowing in. During the festivities, Van Jones let it slip that maybe Sarah Palin wasn't as dumb and worthless as Democrats have tried to paint her for every second of every day since the moment she took the national stage. He opined:  Sarah Palin .. people forget. She had the Democratic party shaking in our boots in 2008. She came out, she gave that speech...
  • Van Jones: Have No Fear, Obamacare Is Here

    10/03/2014 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, I asked at the beginning of the program, is it fair to ask, we're gonna beat George W. Bush up for Katrina. Where does Obama come in for similar treatment when it comes to Ebola? I mean, there's no comparison. Katrina was one of the smoothest, most efficient operations you can imagine, compared to the way this Ebola circumstance is being dealt with. So this morning on CNN's New Day, they had a fill in co-host there, John Berman. He spoke with Van Jones, the former communist -- well, current communist but former member of the...
  • Larry Elder vs. Don Lemon & Van Jones: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Ferguson Officer (video)

    08/24/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Elder, Don Lemon, Van Jones
    DON LEMON: Larry, I have to say this, I thought this was very interesting. You said not even an O.J. [Simpson] jury would convict Officer Wilson. I mean, should he at least be charged? LARRY ELDER: Well, I think he will be charged. I think Van is right. I think the politics will compel a charge, but I think the law and the facts will compel an acquittal.
  • Van Jones on Ferguson: "This Is Transforming A Generation Of Young Black Activists"

    08/20/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-19-2014
    ANDERSON COOPER: ....You said there is a lot happening behind the scenes that people aren't seeing. VAN JONES: Yeah, absolutely. I think that this is a very sophisticated coalition that has formed behind the scenes. You see that this is the theatrics of it. Behind that, you've got young people who are very, very sophisticated. When they say, hands up, don't shoot, that's not just their slogan, that's the name of their coalition. (snip) JONES: What you're beginning to see now is a new generation of African-American leadership. Million Hoodies Movement, Organization For Black Struggle, Michael McBride is emerging as...
  • Michele Bachmann, Van Jones spar on border fight

    07/16/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    CNN’s Van Jones went head to head Tuesday with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann over the border crisis, saying the congresswoman crossed the line in scapegoating the surge of unaccompanied migrant children for crimes committed by other undocumented immigrants. “Are you scapegoating every one of these kids?” Jones asked Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, on CNN’s “Crossfire.” “Well, hold on a second. There are lines that can’t be crossed here. I’m sorry congresswoman, I’m sorry congresswoman. There are lines that can’t be crossed here.” Bachmann, who acknowledged that 57,000 children have crossed America’s southern border into the country in recent months, also...
  • The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code (Guess who's in charge of it?)

    06/19/2014 8:04:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    #YesWeCode looks to close the coding inequality gap Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that Prince—about the circumstances of the shooting. More “I think he made the observation,” Jones told TIME, “that when African-American young people wear hoodies people think they’re thugs, but when white kids wear hoodies you assume that they’re going to be dot-com billionaires,” a reference to the outerwear favored by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk. “We just started thinking: ‘Well, how do we turn that around?’” Out of that...
  • Van Jones: Soldiers Questioning Bergdahl Story Part Of "Orchestrated Smear Campaign"

    06/04/2014 10:14:29 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 46 replies
    VAN JONES: I'm Van Jones on the left. In the crossfire tonight, we have guests that disagree on the deal that freed Sergeant Bergdahl. Now, you remember the feeling you got when you first heard that we had finally gotten our last captive soldier home from Afghanistan? Remember that feeling? I do, too. Unfortunately, the Republicans want us to forget about it. Now, I admit, there are important answers we have to answer here, but Sergeant Bergdahl isn't even out of the hospital yet and already the air waves are being filled mysteriously with former soldiers just trashing the guy....
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • Van Jones: We Don’t Want to See ‘No Gays’ Signs in This Country

    03/03/2014 9:04:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 3, 2014 - 12:32 PM | Melanie Hunter
    CNN co-host Van Jones, in a roundtable discussion on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday, compared Arizona’s SB 1062—which has been vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer—to the civil rights movement, saying, “We don’t want to see ‘no gays’ signs.” “The one great achievement of the last century, we took out of American lexicon six words, ‘we don’t serve your kind here.’ We took those words out. It took the civil rights movement to do it. Dr. King got killed trying to do it. ‘We don’t serve your kind here’ is not acceptable anymore. Those ‘no blacks allowed’ signs...
  • CNN's Van Jones: 'Delusional' to Not Act on Climate Change to Prevent 'A Billion Climate Refugees'

    02/21/2014 1:52:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 20, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Left-wing activist turned CNN host Van Jones ran to John Kerry's defense on Wednesday's Crossfire, after co-host Newt Gingrich slammed Kerry as "delusional" for recently hyping climate change as "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." Jones retorted, "It's not delusional to focus on climate disruption. It's delusional not to." Moments earlier, the former Obama green jobs czar himself made a doom-and-gloom prediction about the hypothetical effects of what he labeled "climate disruption:" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump](VIDEO-AT-LINK)VAN JONES: Now, here's a good question: should serious people focus on global political instability – terrorism, failing states,...
  • Van Jones: GOP Will Have to Run Against Hillary, Bill, Barack, and Michelle in 2016

    01/26/2014 2:58:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | January 26, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    The merger of Team Obama and Team Clinton could prove too much to handle for Republicans in 2016, warns Van Jones. “Whoever gets your nomination will have to run against four of us: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, [President] Obama, and Michelle Obama,” he said on This Week. Fellow panelists Cokie Roberts and Greta Van Susteren both expressed uncertainty whether Clinton would ultimately run, and Matt Bai of Yahoo! News said “she cannot clear the field.” “Everything we know about modern politics and the modern presidential process flies in the face of that — we don’t live in that world anymore,”...
  • CNN’s Van Jones: Obama’s Latest Comments on Race ‘Honest and Accurate’

    01/20/2014 2:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 20, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    What did CNN’s Crossfire host Van Jones think when he read President Barack Obama’s latest quote about race in this week’s New Yorker profile by David Remnick? “I thought that actually was a pretty honest and accurate assessment.” “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama told Remnick during one of their many interviews over the last few months. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit...