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The Senate Carves $90 Million Out of Stimulus For Liberal Activist Group
http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/02/02/the-senate-carves-90-million-out-of-stimulus-for-liberal-activist-group/ ^ | February 2, 2009 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 02/03/2009 5:23:54 AM PST by cc2k

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (”LCCR”) is a far left interest group.

The group opposed conservative judges. The group agitates for card check. The group is in favor of the Fairness Doctrine. It is chiefly an agitator for affirmative action programs and tries to pressure banks into giving high risk loans like those that caused the housing crisis. If you oppose them, they label you a racist.

LCCR operates like ACORN. And the Senate Democrats are about to give the $90 million of your money.

Under the cover of the digital television conversion delay, the Senate Democrats want to give the LCCR $90 million.

On page 38 of the Senate version of the stimulus, under the section “Digital-to-Analog Converter Program”, the Senate carves out “$90,000,000.00 . . . for education and out-reach, including grants to organizations for programs to educate vulnerable populations, including senior citizens, minority communities, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, and people living in rural areas, about the transition.”

Sounds innocuous. Here’s the catch:

The program is managed by the Department of Commerce. The program is managed by the Department of Commerce. And the Department of Commerce gave access to the DTV education money to only two groups exclusively: the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) and the LCCR’s Education Fund.: the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) and the LCCR’s Education Fund.

Here’s where it gets funny. Each group is now only getting about $2 million.

The Senate believes it needs to give $90 million more — and only these organizations will be able to get their hands on the money. Only these two groups — one group that helps senior citizens and one group whose members were Democrat foot soldiers in 2008 and, with the “administrative costs” they’ll be able to take in overhead, will be well funded for coming elections.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; bho2009; congress; congresswatch; demcorruption; democrat; democratcongress; democratcorruption; democrats; dtv; economy; fundingtheleft; lccr; obama; pelosi; porkulus; senatedemocrats; stimulus; stimuluswatch
Boortz had a link to this on his Nealz Nuze page today.

Wow, you have to dig deep to find this stuff. I haven't finished completely verifying everything in this yet. I thought I'd post it and let everyone know.

Who would have thought that DTV education funds would go almost exclusively to a group like this.

1 posted on 02/03/2009 5:23:54 AM PST by cc2k
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To: cc2k

This site will help your ‘digging.”

http://www.stimuluswatch.org/project/by_program


2 posted on 02/03/2009 5:27:46 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: cc2k

And how many Republicans are getting all weak kneed and ready to be bi-partisian on this crap. It is a sewerhole of waste. We have to resist. Are there any good men left?


3 posted on 02/03/2009 5:37:07 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I just finished a list of obvious pork on the Michigan list. I’m sure there’s plenty more but this was mostly green greed type stuff. (Democrat pay for play)

Central Business District Parking Lot Improvements and Rain Gardens Battle Creek MI 60 $850,000.00

Wastewater Wind Turbines (2 units) Battle Creek MI 20 $5,000,000.00

Water Plant Wind Turbine (1 unit) Battle Creek MI 10 $2,500,000.00

New Full-Sized Hybrid Bus Battle Creek MI 10 $550,000.00

East Dearborn Green Zone (Town Center/City Hall Campus) Dearborn MI 30 $6,000,000.00

Wind Turbines for Rouge River Gateway Dearborn MI 25 $5,000,000.00

East Dearborn On-Site Power Generation Dearborn MI 15 $3,000,000.00

LED Downtown Street Light Retrofit Dearborn MI 10 $2,000,000.00

Green Housing Rehabilitation (30 homes) Dearborn MI 10 $1,000,000.00

Hybrid Vehicles for City Fleet (25 vehicles) Dearborn MI 3 $625,000.00

Photovoltaic Panels for Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI 2 $500,000.00

Window Replacement Dearborn MI 35 $1,050,400.00

Technology upgrad-digital dictation voice recognition Dearborn MI 0 $250,000.00

IT Specialist (full-time) Dearborn MI 0 $80,500.00

New Recreation Center Dearborn Heights MI 91 $13,500,000.00

Build Canfield Recreation Center Dearborn Heights MI 125 $25,000,000.00

Local Community Centers Dearborn Heights MI 25 $1,000,000.00

Construct Rosa Parks Integrated Campus Detroit MI 220 $11,800,000.00

Lower Woodward Cross Streets, streetscape Detroit MI 60 $3,300,000.00

Paradise Valley, Streetscape and open space improvements Detroit MI 22 $2,500,000.00

Dequindre Trail, Non-motorized greenway Detroit MI 35 $1,000,000.00

Construct and install internally illuminated street name signes at 25 locations in the downtown Detroit MI 10 $500,000.00

Capital projects for Parks and recreation Detroit MI 10 $32,300,000.00

Technology upgrades - Public health Detroit MI 3 $2,000,000.00

Pervention programs dealing with nuitrition education, obesity and other childhood diseases Detroit MI 2 $400,000.00

Infectious disease outreach Detroit MI 2 $350,000.00

Upgrades to municipal center to adopt “green” operational initiatives Detroit MI 600 $45,000,000.00

Construct administration facility - Rosa Parks Transportation Center Detroit MI 220 $18,000,000.00

Capital Assets Detroit MI 2 $13,000,000.00 ????

Ann Arbor to Detroit, passenger rail, rail coach and cab car purchase and rehabilitation for passenger service Detroit MI 80 $6,000,000.00

Installation of roundabout at Main and Dexter-Chelsea Dexter MI 36 $10,000,000.00

Conversion of Main Street streetlights to LED Dexter MI 6 $80,000.00

Exciting News! The City of Flint and Genesee County Planning Commission have completed engineering plans for the construction of The Grand Traverse GreenWay. Flint MI 60 $1,300,000.00

Hamilton Dam removal and rock rapid creation. Fishery restoration on the Flint River. Flood protection remaining. Fabri Dam removal and rock rapid design. Fish passage and flood protection included. Flint MI 75 $6,000,000.00

Update the infrastructure of the water pumping system for the entire City of Flint River Bank Park. Include habitate restoration and enhanced fish passage Flint MI 50 $3,000,000.00

Utah Dam removal and fabrcation and construction of a pedestrian bridge. Flint MI 35 $1,300,000.00

Parking lot construction for economic development, infrastructure development, and housing - structure LEED certified: Gallery at Fulton (construction) Grand Rapids MI 120 $12,000,000.00

Streetscape Improvements to Madison Avenue and Hall Street Grand Rapids MI 30 $2,390,570.00

Plaster Creek Walkway Retaining Wall near Kroc Center - Construction of a retaining wall and walkway on City property adjacent to Plaster Creek which will allow for a future non-motorized trail connection into the City of Wyoming and eventually to Kent Re Grand Rapids MI 3 $140,000.00

Odor Control at the WWTP Grand Rapids MI 10 $2,000,000.00

Joe Taylor Park Improvements Park expansion and development in conjunction with CSO improvements. Grand Rapids MI 10 $750,000.00

Government Buildings - On site Solar Panel Projects Grand Rapids MI 75 $5,000,000.00

Energy efficiency - homes retrofit Grand Rapids MI 30 $3,000,000.00

Government Buildings - On site wind power projects Grand Rapids MI 40 $2,500,000.00

Government Buildings - Energy efficiency improvements and retrofits Grand Rapids MI 20 $2,000,000.00

City Hall Glazing Replacement: The existing building glazing is a 1/4 inch single pane covered by window screens on 3 sides. There is approximately 31,000 square feet of glazing. This project would remove the existing glazing and window screens and repl Grand Rapids MI 22 $1,200,000.00

Energy conservation Parking - New Equipment and Equipment replacement Grand Rapids MI 5 $250,000.00

Neighborhood-based Crime Prevention - Community Development Grand Rapids MI 10 $650,000.00

Kercheval Ave. streetscape improvements. Streetscape improvements include improved parking incorporating “green” technologies in design to improve the quality of stormwater runoff, energy efficient lighting, increased green space and landscape Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48 $1,750,000.00

“Green” deck parking structure. Downtown business district with inadequate parking requires parking improvement and traffic flow improvement. Proposed 58 space single story parking deck with “green” technology design Grosse Pointe Farms MI 56 $2,030,000.00

Addition of a single level parking deck with “Green roof” design criteria. Grosse Pointe Farms MI 56 $2,030,000.00

Arts Walk-Riverwalk Trail Jackson MI 50 $1,724,000.00

Rent to own home construction 20 homes Jackson MI 0 $2,400,000.00

Dangerous Building Demolition Jackson MI 50 $1,000,000.00

Portage Street Streetscape, Phase 1. Kalamazoo MI 100 $3,340,000.00

Paving of cemetery roads. Kalamazoo MI 20 $100,000.00

Parkview Ave. - Non-motorized pathway and bridge at Cherry Creek. Kalamazoo MI 50 $400,000.00

100 Hybrid vehicles for City Fleet. Kalamazoo MI 1000 $3,000,000.00

Traffic Signal Upgrades - Upgrade 10 traffic signalized intersections. Energy efficiency project to save 80% in signal energy consumption/costs and reduce air pollutant emissions. Kalamazoo MI 40 $2,000,000.00

City Hall - Replace storm windows with energy efficient units. Kalamazoo MI 25 $300,000.00

Energy efficient lighting renovations for City Hall and other City Buildings. Kalamazoo MI 25 $200,000.00

Green Zone Riverfront Development Lansing MI 500 $25,000,000.00

Oak Park seeks the construction of new energy efficient government buildings to house the majority of municipal services. This would replace an energy inefficient building constructed more than 50 years ago and expanded several times to accomodate additi Oak Park MI 100 $17,000,000.00

This, priority 3 project, would secure funding of $825,000 for the L.E.D. retrofit of 1,032 detroit edison street lights; 1,011 high pressure sodium and 21 mercury vapor. The LED retrofit would create a substantial energy savings - the project is ready t Oak Park MI 0 $825,000.00

Cornerstone District Authority- Greenfield streetscape, traffic control improvements Southfield MI 12 $1,620,000.00

Cornerstone District Authority- M-10 - streetscape, traffic control improvements Southfield MI 5 $1,470,000.00

non-motorized paths Southfield MI 4 $1,000,000.00

Cornerstone District Authority- Northland Drive- streetscape, traffic control improvements Southfield MI 2 $425,000.00

Storm and Watershed management projects - Rouge River Green Corridor Southfield MI 6 $3,000,000.00

Storm and Watershed management projects - Beech Woods Greening Project Southfield MI 4 $2,000,000.00

Senior Center Southfield MI 60 $15,000,000.00

John Grace Center - employment training center - rec center Southfield MI 50 $12,000,000.00

community policing programs Southfield MI 9 $900,000.00

Floating Dock and Fishing Pier at Rotary Park St. Clair MI 4.9 $175,000.00

Barrier Free Kayak Access and Dock at Marina St. Clair MI 2.1 $75,000.00

Replace Pavillion at Marina St. Clair MI 2.1 $75,000.00

Restroom remodeling with energy efficient fixtures (water conservation - green) at 22 schools Sterling Heights MI 30 $5,600,000.00

Wind Farm Taylor MI 20 $10,000,000.00


4 posted on 02/03/2009 5:39:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cc2k
Here’s where it gets funny. Each group is now only getting about $2 million.

I fail to see the humor. They are still throwing my money down a rat hole. I could put $2 million to better use and stimulate the economy a h@ll of a lot better than any of these leftist fringe groups ever will!!

5 posted on 02/03/2009 5:40:52 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: shankbear
Are there any good men left?

loosely qouting Ann Coulter, "Just a bunch of sissies who like to dress up and wear makeup. And the women are worse".

6 posted on 02/03/2009 5:42:27 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: cc2k

ONLY $2 Million?

Where do I sign up?

;^)


7 posted on 02/03/2009 5:44:25 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16)
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To: DustyMoment

If there’s ANY money to be had it will be gotten by these groups, period.


8 posted on 02/03/2009 5:46:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cc2k
ooohhh that's a big change! /sarc

How about cut the size of fed gubmint $819 billion (Dept. Educ, automatic pay increases for Congress, No Child Left Behind, etc., etc.,) and then make an additional $819 billion in personal, small business and corporate tax cuts permanent?

Of course those are pipe dreams. IF the whores on the hill did that, watch what would happen in the markets...companies would start to rehire, slowly, but they would.

Simple fact is Dems have a well-known, well established track record for big spending for their social engineering experiments and growing government (The CRA is a big one that comes to mind) is all they know how to do. Corporate America and most conservative to moderate Americans know this too....any coincidence that layoffs have accelerated and people aren't spending with all knowing we're too much in debt with the Dims in control hurrying to fill high level cabinet positions with tax cheats.

9 posted on 02/03/2009 5:55:53 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: cc2k

Wow! A whole $ 90 million! I guess it’s ok now to leave the $ 4 billion for ACORN in!


10 posted on 02/03/2009 6:03:21 AM PST by pabianice
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To: cripplecreek

I won’t doubt if they try to change the name of Michigan to Obamaigan


11 posted on 02/03/2009 6:03:55 AM PST by ReformedBeckite
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To: ReformedBeckite

The money isn’t going to the whole state, just libreral areas and liberal projects.


12 posted on 02/03/2009 6:20:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Quite the eye-opener, ain’t it?


13 posted on 02/03/2009 6:28:33 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

And that was just the obvious stuff that jumped out at me. Looking deeper I see lots of “construction and greening” money for schools, but not one dime for education.


14 posted on 02/03/2009 6:30:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek
“The money isn’t going to the whole state, just liberal areas and liberal projects.”

and groups that support horrible liberal ideology.

15 posted on 02/03/2009 6:33:23 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: cripplecreek

What a load of crap.

Literally—a LOAD of crap!


16 posted on 02/03/2009 6:33:45 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh they’ll get their education but it’s called indoctrination in this case.


17 posted on 02/03/2009 6:35:08 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: cripplecreek; All

It’s a pent-up CASH GRAB. The ‘Rats have been stuffing this for 8 years while President Bush denied them all of this stuff.

As usual, they overplay their hand the second they can.

The new Rasmussen poll is showing that 54% of Americans now object to this ‘porkulus’ bill. The more people see where their cash is going, the madder they’re getting.

Spread the news! :)


18 posted on 02/03/2009 6:38:22 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

My local paper endorsed the democrat in the last election mostly because he would bring pork to the area and mostly in the form of education. I hope people take note that he didn’t seek much for this county and nothing for schools.


19 posted on 02/03/2009 6:45:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; cripplecreek

I see that WV is in for one project. $700,000 for an LEED certified town hall in Athens, WV. (Rahall’s district)

Elections have consequences.......WV went for McNut.


20 posted on 02/03/2009 6:45:54 AM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah I noticed that too, how about Obamaborn


21 posted on 02/03/2009 6:47:54 AM PST by ReformedBeckite
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To: cc2k

90 mil out of 900 bil not much cutting going on out thar.


22 posted on 02/03/2009 6:49:11 AM PST by boomop1
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To: ReformedBeckite

Money for muslims?

New Recreation Center Dearborn Heights MI 91 $13,500,000.00

Build Canfield Recreation Center Dearborn Heights MI 125 $25,000,000.00

Local Community Centers Dearborn Heights MI 25 $1,000,000.00


23 posted on 02/03/2009 6:50:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cc2k
The racist Democrat political organization ACORN is slated to get $5.2 billion dollars of your tax money in the stimulus package.

Obama’s Bill Hands ACORN $5.2 Billion Bailout

24 posted on 02/03/2009 7:35:40 AM PST by blam
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To: cc2k

ACRON and SEIU are run by the same people and they will get billions unless Repubs stand up. SEIU is the illegal alien service workers union.


25 posted on 02/03/2009 7:37:13 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: cc2k

Let the tax revolt begin.


26 posted on 02/03/2009 7:56:23 AM PST by bayareablues
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To: cc2k
If the money were given to me , it would be put to better use.
27 posted on 02/03/2009 8:11:02 AM PST by dbz77
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To: cripplecreek

I have heard Deerborn MI refered to as Deerbornislam or something of that nature...so I am not suprised that the democratic pork sandwich is going to help support HOBAMA’s brothers in the struggle... its not suprising, either that both liberals and islamic zealots see us as infidels...


28 posted on 02/03/2009 11:11:53 AM PST by Mercedes718 (Id rather be a conservative nutjob then a liberal with NO NUTS and NO JOB..)
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To: cripplecreek
http://www.stimuluswatch.org/project/by_state

Page 4 of MS plan and I don't even live in MS

Jackson, MS

Construction of 40 single family affordable housing units in Bon Air Subdivision $4,000,000.00 - 30 jobs - Housing Program

Construction of 20 units of affordable housing in Logino Subdivision $2,500,000.00 - 15 jobs - Housing Program

Construction of 15 units of affordable housing in Royal Manor Subdivision $1,875,000.00 - 12 jobs - Housing Program

Apparently they didn't get the memo about the housing....awww never mind.

Fitness Equipment/Renovations for Training Academy Weight Room $60,000.00 - 0 jobs - Public Safety Program

Jonestown, MS

Renovations of Granny and Lil People Castle Daycare Centers
$200,000.00 - 20 jobs - CDBG Program

Maybe someone could explain why the Govt is supposed to renovate a daycare center.

Laurel, MS

Doorbells $99,600.00 - 2 jobs - Housing Program

What the heck?

29 posted on 02/05/2009 10:33:59 AM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: angelsonmyside

Here in Jackson Michigan they want money to build 20 “Rent to own” homes. Apparently the city is going into real estate development using taxpayer money.


30 posted on 02/05/2009 11:44:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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