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Teresa Heinz Kerry: Bag Lady for the Radical Left
FrontPageMag.com ^ | 2/13/04 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 02/13/2004 10:30:48 PM PST by abu afak

Teresa Heinz Kerry: Bag Lady for the Radical Left By Ben Johnson FrontPageMagazine.com | February 13, 2004

"...Teresa Heinz Kerry has financed the secretive Tides Foundation to the tune of more than $4 million over the years. The Tides Foundation, a “charity” established in 1976 by antiwar leftist activist Drummond Pike, distributes millions of dollars in grants every year to political organizations advocating far-Left causes. The Tides Foundation and its closely allied Tides Center, which was spun off from the Foundation in 1996 but run by Drummond Pike, distributed nearly $66 million in grants in 2002 alone. In all, Tides has distributed more than $300 million for the Left. These funds went to rabid antiwar demonstrators, anti-trade demonstrators, domestic Islamist organizations, pro-terrorists legal groups, environmentalists, abortion partisans, extremist homosexual activists and open borders advocates..."

"...Tides Foundation is a major source of revenue for some of the most extreme groups on the Left. Tides allows donors to anonymously contribute money to a host of causes; the donor simply makes the check out to Tides and instructs the Foundation where to forward the money. Tides does so, for a nominal fee. Drummond Pike told The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with.” That becomes understandable when one views the list of Tides grant recipients. And who are the beneficiaries of this money?

The Antiwar Movement

"The grant recipients of the Tides Foundation, to which Kerry’s wife has steered more than $4 billion in “charitable” funds, understand no such nuance.

Tides established the Iraq Peace Fund and the Peace Strategies Fund to fund the antiwar movement. These projects fueled such hysterical protest organizations as MoveOn.org, the website that recently featured two separate commercials portraying George W. Bush as Adolf Hitler. (Howard Dean, not Kerry, won MoveOn.org’s “virtual primary.”)

The antiwar movement often boasted that MoveOn.org and the radical website Indymedia provided them “alternate media coverage.” Indymedia, an enormous news and events bulletin board with local pages in most of the world’s major cities, provided a vital link for radical activists often with violent agendas to coordinate their protests. Indymedia received $376,000 from the Tides Foundation.

The Institute for Global Communications is another leftist communications facilitator that received Tides grant money. IGC, which during the 1990s was the leading provider of web technology to the radical Left, links to “recommended sites” such as the War Resisters League (a group whose purpose is enabling peaceniks to refuse to pay taxes) and the leftist American Friends Service Committee. Most disturbing is the link to Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center, which has supported Slobodan Milosevic and North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il. The IAC is the force behind International ANSWER, which sponsored the major antiwar (and anti-Bush) rallies before the invasion of Iraq. When ANSWER was outed as a Communist organization, United for Peace and Justice, headed by longtime Communist Party member Leslie Cagan was created as a "moderate" alternative. UFPJ is also a Tides grant recipient.The Tides-funded “A Better Way Project,” which opposed war in Iraq, also coordinated efforts of United for Peace and Justice and the Win Without War Coalition. The celebrity-laden Win Without War Coalition, along with the Bill Moyers-funded Florence and John Schumann Foundation, ran full-page ads in the New York Times opposing the War on Terrorism. This will not be the last overlapping of far-Left causes.

The Islamist Front

Immediately after 9/11, Tides formed a “9/11 Fund” to advocate a “peaceful national response” to the opening salvos of war.[/b] Part of the half-million dollars in grants the 9/11 Fund dispersed went to the New York Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project to protect the rights of homosexual Arabs.[/b] The Foundation replaced the 9/11 Fund with the “Democratic Justice Fund,” which was established with the aid of George Soros’ Open Society Institute. (Currency speculator and pro-drug advocate Soros is, like Teresa Heinz Kerry, a major contributor to Tides, having donated more than $7 million.) The Democratic Justice Fund seeks to ease restrictions on Muslim immigration to the United States, particularly from countries designated by the State Department as “terrorist nations.”

Tides has also given grant money to the Council for American Islamic Relations. Ostensibly a “Muslim civil rights group,” CAIR is in fact one of the leading anti-anti-terrorism organizations within the Wahhabi Lobby, with links to Hamas. CAIR regularly opposes and demonizes American efforts to fight terrorism, claiming, for instance, that Homeland Security measures are responsible for an undocumented surge in “hate crimes.”

CAIR officials have reason to fight Bush’s anti-terrorism measures: all too many CAIR officials are on the record supporting terrorism. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad openly stated in 1994, “I am a supporter of the Hamas movement.” Community Affairs Director Bassem K. Khafagi has been arrested for visa and bank fraud. Randall Royer, a Communications Specialist and Civil Rights Coordinator at CAIR, was arrested along with a group of Islamic radicals in Virginia for allegedly planning jihad. CAIR has defended terrorist “charities” shut down by the Bush administration. Every few months some CAIR campus official is arrested for aiding and abetting terrorism.

The Legal Matrix

The Tides Foundation has funded a number of the pillars of the radical legal establishment. Chief among these is the National Lawyers Guild, which began as a Commnist front organization and is proud of its lineage. At its recent convention last October, the concluding speaker was Lynne Stewart, an indicted terrorist NLG lawyer arrested for helping her client – convicted 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman – communicate with his terrorist cells in Egypt. In her speech, Stewart said she and her NLG comrades were carrying on a proud tradition of their forebears, past and present:

And modern heroes, dare I mention? Ho and Mao and Lenin, Fidel and Nelson Mandela and John Brown, Che Guevara who reminds us, “At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.” Our quests like theirs are to shake the very foundations of the continents.

More recently, the NLG has endorsed the March 20 call to End Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine & Everywhere” organized by International ANSWER, and has posted a petition for “Post-Conviction Relief” for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal..."

"...Tides also funds the Alliance for Justice, a group dedicated to stopping Bush judicial appointees (a cause John Kerry can agree wholeheartedly endorse). Other Tides grants have gone to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the Asian Law Caucus.

"....Moreover, they will have a close ally in the East Wing of the White House, an ally more intimately tied to them than she is to her (second) husband. (She only adopted his last name and political party registration less than 18 months ago. “Politically, it's going to be Heinz Kerry,” she recently said. “But I don't give a sh-t, you know?”) Teresa Heinz Kerry will play a potent role in saving her second husband’s presidential campaign now – as Hillary Clinton did in 1992, and again during her husband’s impeachment. Like Hillary, in return for her service, Heinz may demand a place at the table for her pet causes. Caveat emptor.

(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benjohnson; fundingtheleft; heinz; kerry; messyketchup; radicalleft; teresaheinz; tidesfoundation

1 posted on 02/13/2004 10:30:48 PM PST by abu afak
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; rintense; Brad's Gramma; 185JHP; mystery-ak; kayak; Peach; GretchenEE
OMG "ping" everybody you know! This is DYNAMITE!!
2 posted on 02/14/2004 12:04:09 AM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: abu afak
Part of the half-million dollars in grants the 9/11 Fund dispersed went to the New York Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project to protect the rights of homosexual Arabs

What the HECK????????

There's SO much in here....THANK YOU for the post.

3 posted on 02/14/2004 12:12:12 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: CyberAnt
Hopefully it'll get more play tonight than it did today.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1077277/posts
4 posted on 02/14/2004 12:15:49 AM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: abu afak
This one needs to be sent on to everyone we know. This lady is no lady, and doesn't belong in OUR White House.
5 posted on 02/14/2004 12:16:23 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: CyberAnt
Following money can mean seeing some interesting sights. I believe "The Politician Formerly Known As Krohn" has got some 'splainin to do! (Glad to see your post)
6 posted on 02/14/2004 12:17:36 AM PST by 185JHP ( "The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.")
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To: abu afak
Everyone, please follow the link with this thread, there's other information over there.
7 posted on 02/14/2004 12:22:22 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: 185JHP
Who is Krohn?
8 posted on 02/14/2004 12:28:13 AM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: CyberAnt
Krohn is the Kerry birth name. The name was officially changed, maybe to try to steal some "Irishness." Does anything about JK's attitude or behavior make you think of the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"?
9 posted on 02/14/2004 1:04:26 AM PST by 185JHP ( "The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.")
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To: CyberAnt
Let there be no doubt that Teresa Heinz controls the Heinz family philanthropies. She is devoted to women's issues, environmentalism, head start, etc., and oversees the distribution of about $70 million annually. Since 1995 she has provided funds for Senate Fellowships in health which invariably are given to recipients who work on Senate Democrat staffs (the exception is one intern with Frist, the last endowment went for someone to help Hillary Clinton).

For those with the time or disposition to investigate her playtoy, see: http://www.hfp.heinz.org/index.html
10 posted on 02/14/2004 7:12:12 AM PST by gaspar
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To: Brad's Gramma
I Edited out some of it so as not to be too long, but the rest is at the Link.

It is KILLER STUFF and I have more coming.
11 posted on 02/14/2004 8:41:09 AM PST by abu afak (http://www.israelforum.com/board/)
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To: abu afak; Howlin
Please ping me when you post it.

Howlin ... keep an eye on this one, will ya?
12 posted on 02/14/2004 12:45:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Teh-Ray-Zah

Howard Dean in a dress
Michelle Malkin

January 28, 2004


It's only a matter of time before we witness another Howard Dean Moment in the Democratic presidential race -- but not, I predict, from any of the Democratic presidential candidates. Skulking in the campaign background is a ticking time bombette with a volatile temper and acid tongue who makes Dean look like Mr. Rogers on Prozac.


She's the wife of front-runner Sen. John Kerry, Teresa Heinz. Formerly known as Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira, the hot-headed widow of the late Pennsylvania GOP Sen. John Heinz is self-aggrandizingly known among her wealthy liberal friends and fellow environmental radicals as "Saint Teresa" (and that's pronounced Teh-RAY-zah, you ninny!).

Though she has been married to Sen. Kerry since 1995 -- "I would have bashed him over the head" if he hadn't proposed, she, uh, joked -- she only recently and reluctantly allowed herself to be known as "Teresa Heinz Kerry" in hubby's political brochures and during campaign events and press interviews. "They'll call me Mrs. Kerry, because that's what's natural to them," she complained to Elle magazine last summer. "I don't tell them to shut up. . . . I don't give a sh*t, you know."

Okay then. We'll just call her Howard Dean in haute couture.

Boston Magazine reports that she once snapped on Halloween, yelling at three children who had rung her doorbell on Beacon Hill: "I had a big barrel of candy, and it's all gone!" she ranted, shutting the door on the bewildered youngsters. Yeeearghh! She has reportedly chewed out members of her late husband's campaign staff, her current husband's campaign staff, her children, her stepchildren, waiters and sales clerks.

Sympathetic media profilers attribute this anger to the tragic losses she has suffered in her life; several family members died of disease or accidents. A more honest explanation for why she acts up and lashes out at the little people as often as she does is that she has felt entitled to do so all her life. The daughter of a prosperous Portuguese doctor based in Mozambique, she married into the Heinz ketchup fortune and has lived in a privileged, fawning echo chamber ever since.

Heinz/Heinz Kerry/Her Highness/The Big She first burst publicly onto the political scene during the 1994 Senate race in Pennsylvania to fill her husband's seat after he died in a tragic plane crash. The "moderate" Republican Heinz objected to GOP candidate Rick Santorum's social and fiscal conservatism, branding him a "Forrest Gump with attitude" who offers us "leadership by aphorism." Fumed Teh-RAY-zah: "We all know these types -- critical of everything, impossible to please. . . . They occasionally may mean well, but the effect of even their good intentions is to destroy."

Who knew she'd end up marrying exactly one of those types? Sen. John Kerry fits Heinz's description to a T. Only he's Forrest Gump without the charm. Watch him on the campaign trail as he stares into a TV camera, blandly reciting his sappy aphorisms: "We need to offer answers, not just anger. We need to offer solutions, not just slogans." Right. Not just slogans.

No wonder the missus is so frosted. Her comfy life has been disrupted by the electoral ambitions of an insufficiently attentive spouse who is not only dull, but also annoyingly duplicitous. He supported the war. He doesn't. He supports the death penalty. He doesn't, sort of. He wants to end the double taxation of dividends. It's an evil tax break for the rich. He loves teachers' unions. He loves them not. Unable to bear his lies, Heinz/Heinz Kerry had a famous fit during a Washington Post interview in 2002 when Kerry denied having Vietnam War flashbacks. Mimicking her husband screaming in panic, she told reporter Mark Leibovich: "I haven't gotten slapped yet," she says. "But there were times when I thought I might get throttled."

With the help of media-savvy "handlers," Heinz/Heinz Kerry has toned down the rage -- at least temporarily. She doesn't sulk so much at campaign events and hasn't mocked her husband openly in a while. But it's clear she finds her husband's campaign an exasperating drain on her energies. Which, of course, begs the question: If his own uninspired wife can barely muster up a public showing of respect for candidate Kerry, why should voters?

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/mm20040128.shtml
13 posted on 02/14/2004 3:24:32 PM PST by abu afak (http://www.israelforum.com/board/)
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To: abu afak
She has reportedly chewed out members of her late husband's campaign staff, her current husband's campaign staff, her children, her stepchildren, waiters and sales clerks.

Sounds like Hillary, doesn't it?

14 posted on 02/14/2004 4:51:59 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: Brad's Gramma
She's MUCH worse than Hillary.

Hillary just wanted Universal Healthcare.

This Wacko gives money to International ANSWER, Indymedia, MoveOn.org, CAIR, Gay Arab Charities, etc etc etc.
15 posted on 02/14/2004 8:02:37 PM PST by abu afak (http://www.israelforum.com/board/)
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To: abu afak
BUMP!

Ping!

Mrs. Kerry due to accident of birth, is allowed choices in life and goes where others may fear to tread because she can and she may withdraw with no harm to herself when ever she wishes. It is interesting to note that like George Seros, she has no feeling for what the Founding Fathers wished for America and Americans, a Republic. A Republic requires much maintenance and responsibility to keep it pure and afloat. Mrs. Heinz Kerry bears no such responsibility nor does Soros, they just enjoy the chase activism and radicalism brings them, it is a sport to them, not unlike hunting for the largest trophy in the world be it on land or sea.

May Mrs. Kerry's and that of George Seros insufferable efforts to sink the ship of liberty and freedom crash and burn with them at the wheel. And may the anti-American and anti-military, pro United Nations Socialist Senator Kerry leave by the same route.

16 posted on 02/15/2004 3:14:25 PM PST by yoe (WMD come in small containers/vials...small minds don't want you to know that.)
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To: abu afak
No, she is not worse than Mrs. Clinton, they are cut from the same cloth; one works harder and is more sinister; a mendacious woman with sociopathic tendencies; the other does not want or need the power Mrs. Clinton seeks. They both are radicals who need to feel the power that elitism brings, it titillates them...there is no necessity for men in their lives except to use them to open doors otherwise closed to them.
17 posted on 02/15/2004 3:28:22 PM PST by yoe (WMD come in small containers/vials...small minds don't want you to know that.)
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To: abu afak
Teresa Heinz
Chairman
The Heinz Endowments
30 Dominion Tower
625 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412.281.5777
Fax: 412.281.5788
info@heinz.org
18 posted on 02/15/2004 3:29:50 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

bttt


19 posted on 09/11/2004 7:08:47 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
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