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Citgo gives $1.5 million to Casa (of Maryland)
Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2008

Posted on 08/05/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by 3AngelaD

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) Immigrant-advocacy group Casa de Maryland on Monday received a $1.5 million donation from Citgo Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company that is controlled by President Hugo Chavez.

The funds will be used to strengthen Casa's $4.4 million social-service, small-business and vocational-training programs... Kim Propeack, advocacy director for the Montgomery County-based organization, said it's the largest corporate gift Casa has received. "Like many nonprofits, Casa has been trying to grow its corporate investment," she said. "Citgo is very committed to ensuring that the profits they earn through their business are shared by low-income people...." A Monday news conference to announce the donation was postponed because of a personal emergency of Citgo President Alejandro Granado, who was to attend with the Venezuelan ambassador. Ms. Propeack said the contribution would still be finalized Monday.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; casademaryland; cassademaryland; chavez; citgo; immigration; joekennedy; latinos; maryland; openborders; venezuela
This is shameful on so many levels. It makes me sick.
1 posted on 08/05/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD

This is a hostile foreign power funding an organization trying to subvert US laws.


2 posted on 08/05/2008 3:12:27 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: 3AngelaD

“This is shameful on so many levels. It makes me sick.”

....me too, but it’s sooooo tyhpical of Montgomery County.


3 posted on 08/05/2008 3:13:23 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: 3AngelaD

...flagrantly bankrolling an invasion force.


4 posted on 08/05/2008 3:13:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 3AngelaD

As long as people continue to buy Citgo gas they’ve got nothing to complain about.


5 posted on 08/05/2008 3:14:13 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: 3AngelaD

Another commie lovin’ useful idiot.


6 posted on 08/05/2008 3:14:25 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Oh, that Hugo. Isn’t he special.


7 posted on 08/05/2008 3:14:43 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

This winter Chavez will be trying to buy votes for Obama by giving discounted heating oil the NE via the Kennedy family.
Just wait..


8 posted on 08/05/2008 3:16:33 PM PDT by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: 3AngelaD

CASA of Maryland is a community organization that was founded in 1985 by Central American refugees and North Americans.

To hire workers at CASA please come to or call the Center closest to you:

Silver Spring Workers' Center
Wheaton Workers' Center
Baltimore Workers' Employment Center
Center for Employment and Training at Shady Grove

9 posted on 08/05/2008 3:25:00 PM PDT by donna (Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Chavez is a thief.


10 posted on 08/05/2008 3:26:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: 3AngelaD

There’s no ethical difference between Chavez stealing private property and the Nazis stealing private property.


11 posted on 08/05/2008 3:27:24 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: 3AngelaD; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Freak State Ping


12 posted on 08/05/2008 3:34:09 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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To: Truth29
If government regulation was a good thing, the regulation that could seize that money would be a good thing.
13 posted on 08/05/2008 3:35:41 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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To: 3AngelaD
Citgo gives $1.5 million to Casa (of Maryland)

...and not one penny of that came out of my wallet I am happy to say.

14 posted on 08/05/2008 3:37:13 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: 3AngelaD

Simple answer .... “Don’t buy CITGO!”


15 posted on 08/05/2008 3:44:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: 3AngelaD

They should be watched.


16 posted on 08/05/2008 4:17:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: big'ol_freeper

Have you never heard of “unbranded gasoline”? Just because you’re not buying gas at a Citgo station (which is almost certainly privately owned) doesn’t mean your money isn’t going to Chavez. And, besides, oil is a fungible commodity. If you don’t buy Venezuelan oil and use some other oil instead — let’s say Canadian — you’re consuming that Canadian oil and freeing up Venezuelan oil. Someone else who would have otherwise bought that Canadian oil will then just buy the Venezuelan oil that you freed up.

Let’s face it: oil’s fungible, and the biggest producers of it tend to be our enemies.


17 posted on 08/05/2008 4:28:06 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: 3AngelaD
Citgo must be in trouble.....I hear alot of humanitarian ads for them and now this....

STAY AWAY FROM CITGO/7-11

18 posted on 08/05/2008 5:18:39 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U)
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To: 3AngelaD; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Hugo Chavez de Casa de Maryland “Freak State” PING!


19 posted on 08/05/2008 5:25:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Please put me on your “Freak State” ping list.


20 posted on 08/08/2008 6:11:23 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: 3AngelaD; kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; ...

HEADS UP! CHRIS PLANTE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS TOPIC DURING HIS RADIO SHOW’S SECOND HOUR TODAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH.

10:00 - 11:00 A.M. ET

CALL THE SHOW AT 888 630 9625

LISTEN LIVE:

http://www.630wmal.com/Article.asp?id=453473

http://radiotime.com/program/p_61017/Chris_Plante.aspx


21 posted on 08/08/2008 6:14:53 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: kburi; BufordP; Clint N. Suhks

Okay, one of you guys NEEDS to call the show about this.

Who is volunteering?


22 posted on 08/08/2008 7:00:02 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

This is the first I’ve heard about it.

Viva la revolution? Where the fork do these people come from?!!!!


23 posted on 08/08/2008 7:05:38 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
And what's all this about using Monkey County tax money for Casa de Merryland?
24 posted on 08/08/2008 7:08:25 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You live in MoCo! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!


25 posted on 08/08/2008 7:12:29 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

O’Mawley and Ike LeggWarmer are giving Casa $1.9 million.

Chavez is giving them $1.5 million.

So, MoCo is giving them slightly more money than the Bolshevik from Caracas.

WHAT THE F*CK IS THAT ALL ABOUT?!?


26 posted on 08/08/2008 7:14:09 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Chris is my hero! I never would have heard about this otherwise.

I'm sure it won't be in The Gazette or the WaPo.

27 posted on 08/08/2008 7:17:49 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The story was buried on page D8 of the Business Section of the Washington Post on August 4th.

BURIED!

But Chris found it!

YAY FOR CHRIS!


28 posted on 08/08/2008 7:19:26 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I wish I could but I can’t. No time to be playin’ on the phone.


29 posted on 08/08/2008 7:27:01 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

OMG it’s in The Gazette too! You could push me over with a feather.

http://www.gazette.net/stories/08082008/polinew205056_32466.shtml


30 posted on 08/08/2008 7:31:23 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

on hold


31 posted on 08/08/2008 7:44:39 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

http://www.layc-dc.org/laycmd/riverdale.html


32 posted on 08/08/2008 7:46:17 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Good call!


33 posted on 08/08/2008 7:52:41 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: kburi; SilvieWaldorfMD

Did ya catch Silvie talking Spanish?

HuminaHuminaHumina!


34 posted on 08/08/2008 7:53:15 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://www.helpsavemaryland.com/


35 posted on 08/08/2008 7:55:11 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: BufordP; Clint N. Suhks

Heehee, Buford!

Thanks, guys.


36 posted on 08/08/2008 7:57:10 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://www.helpsavemaryland.blogspot.com/


37 posted on 08/08/2008 8:00:19 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Bitter Clinger: We Cannot Inflate Our Way Out of This Energy Crisis)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’m still hoping Chris gets one of Mark Levin’s substitute host days while Mark is at Disneyworld this week.


38 posted on 08/08/2008 8:37:48 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

I don’t think he will, HM. I haven’t heard anything.


39 posted on 08/08/2008 8:39:35 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Hope for next time!


40 posted on 08/08/2008 8:45:16 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

You’re on. :-)


41 posted on 08/08/2008 5:39:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
A lib at where I worked forwarded a Casa action alert last spring. This was when the in-state tuition for illegals bill was being debated. It had five different form letters to congressmen and newspapers attached to it.

One of them said that "This bill is a step towards ending racism that is still prevalent in our communities. Immigrant students are here. They were brought here by their parents and have worked hard to overcome many obstacles in order to be successful in high school. Now they have the dream of going to college, but even though they have lived in Maryland for years and have gone to school alongside other Maryland residents, they are denied in-state tuition. This is nothing more than an example of lingering racism that we have yet to overcome"

"Yet the barrier that immigrant students face is a repeat of history. These students have the grades, they have the drive, they even live in Maryland and pay taxes. Why should they be denied In-State Tuition? It is time for our country to stop the racism and start thinking logically about how to repair our broken immigration system."

My tax money went to a group that used it to call me a racist for opposing in-state tuition for people who have broken our laws to live here.

42 posted on 08/08/2008 9:30:44 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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