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Obama Ally Won't Release Alinsky Tape
Big Government ^ | 3/5/2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 03/05/2012 8:01:57 PM PST by Nachum

Sources inform Breitbart.com today that Pam Dickler, director of the 1998 production of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play. And she won’t release it. “There is only one archive tape of the play and I have it,” Dickler informed our source. “It is not in Chicago.” Dickler told our source that she doesn’t believe she’s ever watched the tape, and she doesn’t know if it “can be viewed.” But she added: “No one is going to see the tape.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinsky; ally; breitbart; obama; obamasmissingtape; saulalinsky; tape; transparency

1 posted on 03/05/2012 8:02:02 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/05/2012 8:02:56 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Everybody has a price,missy.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 8:06:52 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Nachum

Geez, does Pam have a heart problem, too?


4 posted on 03/05/2012 8:11:08 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
Geez, does Pam have a heart problem, too?

Nope, she's a true believer.

5 posted on 03/05/2012 8:13:25 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum
I thought they had the tape?

Well this is as lame as the tape the LA Times has of Obama at a fund raising dinner for a Palestinian cause that they won't release

6 posted on 03/05/2012 8:14:18 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Nachum
There is a version of the play manuscript on Amazon: Love Song Saul Alinsky.

If the tape does not include the panel discussion, it is probably close to that manuscript.

7 posted on 03/05/2012 8:15:23 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: CaptainK

Reeks of World Net Daily garbage.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 8:17:02 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Nachum
This is different then the video Breitbart was going to release before his sudden death isn't it?
9 posted on 03/05/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Spunky

bookmark


10 posted on 03/05/2012 8:19:02 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Spunky

Yes. They already have those tapes.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 8:22:33 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: CaptainK

“I thought they had the tape?”

I don’t think they ever said they had THIS tape. They’ve said they had tapes, but they haven’t said exactly what they are.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 8:27:36 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Nachum

This is Breitbart, guys. First they show some goods, then the target has to deny/explain/cover up, then we get to the real stuff, which completely blows away the aforementioned denial/explanation/cover up. I don’t worry that there is more.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 8:31:19 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Spunky

“This is different then the video Breitbart was going to release before his sudden death isn’t it?”
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No, this Chicago video is from the era when Obama was a state senator. What Breitbart.com has is from Obama’s student days.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 8:31:42 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Nachum

Breitbart should have sent in O’Keefe as a cable repair guy, a la Italian Job, to grab the tape, before anyone was made aware of our interest in it.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 8:34:34 PM PST by montag813
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To: Nachum

We don’t need to see the tape(s). We know who you are, and want you out of our White House. Posthaste.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 8:39:20 PM PST by ourworldawry
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To: Nachum
TRANSPARENCY

I can plainly see our president is a Marxist dictator.

17 posted on 03/05/2012 8:45:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: CaptainK
Don't forget the chick who sat on this photo until AFTER the election.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 8:56:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Of course “there’s more”. This man Barack Hussein Obama Sorento is a lifelong Red Diaper Doper Baby raised on the knee of a Communist and spoonfed anti-Americanism anti-theology claptrap for 25 years until he was a big enough boy to seek it out himself from traitorous Communists like Bill Ayers.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 8:58:59 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Of course “there’s more”.

AND the media refused to vet him in 2006-2008.

The Obama history file may come out some day. Just as JFK’s drug abuse and sex romp tales did.

But it will be too late for America.

I loathe the “New Democrat” radical journalists who took over the media anchor chairs, education, and Democrat Party after they rioted in 1968.

And Yellow Dog Democrats are too yellow or to dim to accept they are now Pinkos.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 9:01:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Nachum
"The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama"

Speaking of panel discussions...

The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference

[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]

April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illinois Union
828 S. Wolcott

This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.

I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)

We introduce the “meta” theme of the conference by hearing “success stories” from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.

Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy

III. Lunch and Public Encounters

Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.

IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)

The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):
http://www.uic.edu/classes/las/las400/conferencealt.htm
_____________________________________________________

"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn ("intellectual"), referring to the Manson murders

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=63512670-BF7C-42A0-B41D-5D0FB9E09C09
_____________________________________________________

"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers ("intellectual") (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
_____________________________________________________

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that ["intellectual"] Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YThjYTU1ZDBjNmQ2YzcwNzU1MmYwN2JiMWY0ZGI0NDA=&w=MA==

21 posted on 03/05/2012 9:05:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nachum

It is a shame this isn’t 2008, but it wouldn’t have mattered then either - most people who paid a bit of attention knew what Obama was about. I sincerely doubt this or the Breitbart tape(s) will matter at all. They only will matter to people like us, and we weren’t going to vote for him anyway. Perhaps, when Obama is put into historical context in the future, all of this will matter, but not now. It is a tragedy that someone so vile and so ill-fit has become our President, but he has.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 9:14:37 PM PST by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Nachum
“There is only one archive tape of the play and I have it,” Dickler informed our source. “It is not in Chicago.” Dickler told our source that she doesn’t believe she’s ever watched the tape, and she doesn’t know if it “can be viewed.” But she added: “No one is going to see the tape.”

Well then we can just speculate, can't we?

23 posted on 03/05/2012 10:44:42 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: PghBaldy

It’s true. One day some of our liberal friends will be sitting by the pool reading tell-all political histories of 40 years ago, saying “we had no idea!” but we all knew.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 12:35:24 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Nachum

If it helped Obama, you could be certain it would be immediately released.

She has seen it, and it must be devastating, therefore, it will never be seen.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 1:56:14 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Nachum

Seems odd - thought Breitbart had the tape. Is this odd to anyone else?


26 posted on 03/06/2012 1:58:04 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: ETL; Nachum; LucyT; STARWISE; onyx; hoosiermama
(no link)

Saul's `Song’ - Activist's tale is labor of love

Chicago Sun-Times - Friday, August 28, 1998

Author: Mary Houlihan-Skilton

Life is too short not to be full of passion and commitment.

Chicago activist and community organizer Saul Alinsky

` The Love Song of Saul Alinsky ‘ Opens tonight, to Oct. 3

Blue Rider Theatre, 1822 S. Halsted

$18-$22

(773) 989-1006

Oct. 8, to Oct. 25

Duncan YMCA, Chernin Center for the Arts

$18-$22

(773) 989-1006

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Terrapin's latest venture into social consciousness is a staging of Herb Schapiro’s “ The Love Song of Saul Alinsky ,” a play that brings to life one of America's greatest community organizers.

Terrapin managing director Pam Dickler became acquainted with Schapiro and his play through her sister, who lives in New York City.

“My sister is in the shoe business, not show business, so I was surprised when she said she knew a playwright she thought I should meet,” Dickler said. “After talking to Herb and telling him about the company, he said `I have the perfect play for you.’ He was right.”

The Terrapin production will be the world premiere of Schapiro’s work, which last year had a staged reading in Los Angeles with Ed Asner as Alinsky. Schapiro is best know as the author of “The Me Nobody Knows,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination.

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While reading the play and an Alinsky biography, Dickler realized that here was someone she had heard of but really didn't know much about.

“It was a fascinating life. And I thought others in Chicago must be in the same situation I was. It was time to tell Alinsky’s tale,” she said.

But when Dickler mentioned the project to those who actually knew him, their eyes got big. “There is a strong feeling about him in this city,” she said.

That strong feeling will be parlayed into panel discussions after the Sunday night performances. The lineup is still in the works, but among those who have agreed to appear are Studs Terkel, Monsignor Jack Egan, Heather Booth of the Democratic National Committee, state Sen. Barack Obama, political analyst Aaron Freeman, Don Turner of the Chicago Federation of Labor and Northwestern history professor Dr. Charles Paine.

“We are trying to educate as well as entertain,” Dickler said. “It's important to us that people walk away with a feeling that they have learned something, but they also have to enjoy it. Otherwise we've only done half the job.”

(snip)

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/04/obama-alinsky-love-song

Here are the other members of the Obama panel:

Leon Despres: Despres knew Saul Alinsky for nearly 50 years, and together they established the modern concept of “community organizing.” Despres worked with secret Communist and Soviet spy Lee Pressman to support strikers at Republic Steel in Chicago in 1937; the strike ended in tragedy when 14 rioting strikers were killed and many wounded in a hail of police bullets. Despres worked with another Communist Party front, the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, but eventually left because of the “Stalinism” of its leaders.

Also in 1937, Despres and his wife delivered a suitcase of “clothing” to Leon Trotsky, then hiding out from Stalin’s assassins in Mexico City. Despres and his wife not only met with the exiled Russian Communist, but Despres’s wife sat for a portrait with Trotsky pal and Marxist muralist Diego Rivera while Leon took Rivera’s wife Frida Kahlo to the movies.

Quentin Young: From 1970 until at least 1992, Quentin Young was active in the Communist Party front organization, the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights – a group dedicated to outlawing government surveillance of radical organizations. He was also a member of the Young Communist League. Young, a confidante and physician to Barack Obama, is credited with having heavily influenced the President’s views on healthcare policy.

Timuel Black: An icon of the Chicago left, Black was originally denied officer training because military intelligence claimed he had secretly joined the Communist Party. Black also worked closely with the Socialist Party in the 1950s, becoming president of the local chapter of the Negro American Labor Council, a organization founded by Socialist Party leader A. Phillip Randolph.

In the early ‘60s Black was a leader of the Hyde Park Community Peace Center, where he worked alongside former radical Trotskyist Sydney Lens and the aforementioned Communist Dr. Quentin Young. Black served as a contributing editor to the Hyde Park/Kenwood Voices, a newspaper run by Communist Party member David S. Canter. By 1970, Timuel Black was serving on the advisory council of the Communist Party controlled Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.

Timuel Black says he has been friends with domestic terrorists William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, “going back to 1968, since long before I knew Barack.” In April 2002, Black, Dohrn and Democratic Socialists of America member Richard Rorty spoke together on a panel entitled “Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?” The panel was the first of two in a public gathering jointly sponsored by The Center for Public Intellectuals and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Bill Ayers and Barack Obama spoke together on in the second panel at that gathering. Communist academic Harold Rogers chaired Timuel Black’s unsuccessful campaign for Illinois State Representative.

Studs Terkel: A sponsor of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace in 1949, which was arranged by a Communist Party USA front organization known as the National Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions.

Roberta Lynch: A leading member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and a leader of the radical Marxist New American Movement (NAM).


27 posted on 03/06/2012 5:26:05 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
From 2002, another commie-left discussion panel he was at least scheduled to appear on.

The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference

[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]

April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illinois Union
828 S. Wolcott

This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.

I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)

We introduce the “meta” theme of the conference by hearing “success stories” from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.

Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy

III. Lunch and Public Encounters

Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.

IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)

The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):
http://www.uic.edu/classes/las/las400/conferencealt.htm
_____________________________________________________

"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn ("intellectual"), referring to the Manson murders

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=63512670-BF7C-42A0-B41D-5D0FB9E09C09
_____________________________________________________

"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers ("intellectual") (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
_____________________________________________________

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that ["intellectual"] Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YThjYTU1ZDBjNmQ2YzcwNzU1MmYwN2JiMWY0ZGI0NDA=&w=MA==

28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:35:42 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: maggief

oops, didn’t realize this was an old thread that I already posted that stuff to.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:37:48 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Spunky; All

“This is different then the video Breitbart was going to release before his sudden death isn’t it?”

Last Thursday night on Hannity, AB’s partner Steve Bannon said they’re going through all the video(S) and would be releasing them in a week to ten days on Hannity’s show. So evidently, AB had multiple videos.

Sure pray Bannon and the others AB left behind in charge have the same dedication and courage that Andrew did, to carry on the mission and do right by him (and our country).


30 posted on 03/06/2012 7:37:49 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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