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Posted on 01/23/2014 9:20:40 AM PST by KeyLargo
Newsmax IRS Sets Sights on Secret Hollywood Conservative Group Thursday, January 23, 2014 09:28 AM
By: Drew MacKenzie
A conservative group in Hollywood, shrouded in secrecy for fear of a backlash from powerful movie industry liberals, is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service after applying for tax-exempt status.
Friends of Abe has attempted to stay under the radar and is fiercely determined to protect the identity of its 1,500 members, The New York Times reports.
But now the group has come under the scrutiny of the IRS after the federal agency requested information about its meetings with politicians including 2012 vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, former Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, and 2012 presidential hopeful Hermain Cain, according to anonymous sources who have inside knowledge of the probe.
The report says the IRS has been investigating Friends of Abe named after Abraham Lincoln for two years and has had access to its security-protected website containing all the members' names.
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If your group is conservative you should not seek 501C3 status. Just gives them a hook to destroy you.
IF true, this little act should be traced to OBozo and, the impeachment hearings should begin!!
So Jarrett has access to the members list.Remember her statement about rewarding friends and punishing ememies.
I’m sure the NSA already knows who its members are.
“ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A MEMBER OF A CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL GROUP?”
Stalinsts lie. ALWAYS.
Just targeting political opponents. Ho-hum....
..Hey, when is the big game?
a conservative group in HWood? Wow that is a secret.
With the political targeting will come prosecution and imprisonment. In the beginning, the regime will try to take out key individuals that oppose them. We are getting very close to the time where a system of safe-houses and smuggling is needed.
Revolt is coming.
Rather, the seeds of a new and second revolt being planted which will in dull time bear fruit.
“If your group is conservative you should not seek 501C3 status. Just gives them a hook to destroy you.”
Which results in them paying taxes on the donations. So, the leftist orgs that are tax exempt can make their dollars go further than the conservative orgs.
Not arguing with you, just expounding on the result.
Correction, “due time”.
All according to plans....
Any Hollywood actor who does not make contributions to 0bama is on Valerie Jarrett’s hit list. There probably are some actors who despise 0bama but give money to him for “protection.”
The IRS already knows everything about friends of Abe,, unless of course, one believes that the NSA is not used to gather intel on internal dissenters.
Rather, the seeds of a new and second revolt being planted which will in dull time bear fruit.
...just curious, are you seriously advocating armed revolt against the federal government...?
...do you not know how that will have to end...?
“With the political targeting will come prosecution and imprisonment”
Worse. Remember, when Obama was a just a citizen, his buddy held a gathering at his house and convinced Barak to run for his first political office. Who was that buddy? Bill Ayers, founder of the group of marxist that was so willing to kill their opponents (hard core capitalists) that they discussed the issue in front of an FBI informant!
“....And um, they felt that this counter revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing reeducation centers in the Southwest, ah, where we would take all the people who needed to be reeducated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be.”
Grathwohl continued on with “I asked ‘Well what is going to happen to those people that we can’t reeducate - that are die hard capitalist?’ And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say eliminate I mean kill . . . 25 million people.”
Grathwohl expressed shock that as he sat in a room hearing these words he was with 25 people with graduate degrees from Columbia and other institutions, and “hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people, and they were dead serious.”
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”
It is our DUTY to throw off this federal monster.
The response from the IRS?
Here’s where I’m ignorant. If you have an organization called “The Friends of Bunnys in East Overshoe”, and you get $1000 in donations, but you can prove you spent $1000 to benefit the bunnys in East Overshoe, do you pay tax on $1000?
There’s actually an Animal Emergency Plan for East Overshoe County.
LOL... the internet.
In 1964, the handsome, virile star, Anthony Eisley, emceed a "Project Prayer" rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
Eisley played Tracey Steele on the "Hawaiian Eye" series, and appeared 17 times on the eight-year run of ABC's The F.B.I., with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr (another Hollywood conservative).
Eisley was later replaced on Hawaiian Eye by Hollywood icon Troy Donahue (a conservative---and practicing Catholic). Eisley also appeared three times on CBS's Perry Mason during its final three seasons.
The Hollywood gathering sought to flood the United State Congress with letters in support of school prayer, following two decisions in 1962 and 1963 of the United States Supreme Court which struck down the practice as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Eisley declared that the nation was facing in 1964 "an ideological crisis. Movie stars and the stars of the entertainment world will tell you what you can do about it. Everything will be from the heart."
Eisley was joined at the event by Walter Brennan, on whose series The Real McCoys he had once been a guest star, Rhonda Fleming, Lloyd Nolan, Dale Evans, Pat Boone, and Gloria Swanson.
Eisely added that John Wayne, Ronald W. Reagan, Roy Rogers, Mary Pickford, Jane Russell, Ginger Rogers, and Pat Buttram would also have attended the rally had their schedules not been in conflict.
Syndicated columnist Drew Pearson claimed in his "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column that Project Prayer had "backstage ties" to the anti-Communist John Birch Society. Pearson noted that the principal author of the prayer decisions, Chief Justice Earl Warren, was a Republican former governor of California and that most mainline denominations endorsed the court's restrictive rulings.
Sylvia Sydney---staunch Republican and conservative.
Memorable co-starring w/ George Raft.
Later appeared in one of the "Omen" sequels.
Film legend Ginger Rogers was another Hollywood conservative and lifelong Republican and appeared in the Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Modorcade in Los Angeles in 1960.
Her biographers all considered Rogers to have been Fred Astaire's finest dance partner, principally because of her ability to combine dancing skills, natural beauty, and exceptional abilities as a dramatic actress and comedienne, thus truly complementing Astaire, a peerless dancer who sometimes struggled as an actor and was not considered classically handsome. The resulting song and dance partnership enjoyed a unique credibility in the eyes of audiences.
Stunning mega-star, Loretta Young was a lifelong Republican. In 1952 she appeared in radio, print, and magazine ads in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower and was in attendance at his inauguration along with Anita Louise, Louella Parsons, Jane Russell, Dick Powell, June Allyson, and comic Lou Costello, among others.
In both 1968 and 1981 she was a vocal supporter of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. She was also an active member of the Hollywood Republican Committee with close friend Irene Dunne as well as Ginger Rogers, William Holden, George Murphy, Fred Astaire, and John Wayne.
Superstar director Leo McCarey was a devout Roman Catholic and deeply concerned with social issues. He was considered the most handsome director in Hollywood---a Cary Grant look-alike.
During the 1940s, McCarey's work became more serious and his politics more conservative. In 1944 he directed Going My Way, a story about an enterprising priest, the youthful Father Chuck O'Malley, played by Bing Crosby, for which McCarey won his second Best Director Oscar.
McCarey's share in the profits of this smash hit gave him the highest reported income in the U.S. for the year 1944, and its follow-up, The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), which was made by McCarey's own production company, was similarly successful.
Going My Way also produced the fanciful hit song sung by Bing, "Would you like to swing on a star."
Gloria Swanson 1922
Swanson's most celebrated role--was as faded silent star Norma Desmond--1950. In 1980 Gloria Swanson chaired the New York chapter of "Seniors for Reagan-Bush". In 1964, Swanson spoke at the "Project Prayer" rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Swanson declared, "Under God we became the freest, strongest, wealthiest nation on earth, Should we change that?"
The gathering, which was hosted by Anthony Eisley, a star of ABC's Hawaiian Eye series, sought to flood the United States Congress with letters in support of school prayer, following two decisions in 1962 and 1963 of the United States Supreme Court which struck down the practice as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Joining Swanson and Eisley at the Project Prayer rally were Walter Brennan, Lloyd Nolan, Rhonda Fleming, Pat Boone, and Dale Evans.
Both Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were Republicans. Comic star ZaSu Pitts was a staunch Republican---she mentored starlet Nancy Davis (Reagan).
John Payne--memorable as Santa's attorney in the Christimas perennial. "Miracle on 34th Street"----was a staunch Republican and in October 1960 he was among conservative notables who drove in the LA Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Motorcade.
Teen idol singer Connie Francis appeared at GW Bush presidential campaign rallies.
...and automatically give the liberal 501C3 groups a leg up on you...
Do you often start chess games by giving the other team half your pieces?
I ain’t gettin’ and younger...
Friends of Abe
-a refuge for patriots across the GLOBE! Exposing Liberal Hollywood Left and Promoting the Conservative Hollywood Right
Rather more and more people are waking up to the reality of increasing government controls via the lost of health insurance plans, Obamacare taking over one seventh of the economy, etc and other out-of-control government issues.
It is about taking back the country through standing up to freedom principles.
Hollywood Conservatives (Yes, They Do Exist!)
Written on Monday, April 25, 2011 by Ann-Marie Murrell
The newest closet for celebrities to come out of is definitely Conservatism. Just like in the McCarthy days, once youve been labeled a Conservative (or Lord forbid, a Christian) you are not only ridiculed but also somewhat blacklisted in Hollywood.
But slowly, many celebrities are coming out of that closet and not only declaring their love for America, but also their Conservative-based values. Im personally attending a Hollywood Congress of Republicans meeting in which Scott Baio is the guest speaker. Yep, Chachi himself is a hard-core Republican who apparently spends lots of time Twittering anti-Obamaisms.
Theres even an underground group of Conservatives led and organized by actor Gary Sinise called Friends of Abe (after Abraham Lincoln). They quietly meet in restaurants and private homesmuch like Tea Party groups, only with really famous attendees. They have to keep their meetings on the down-low for fear of retaliation from Hollywood liberals, so I imagine theyre more like Conservatives Anonymous than anything else.
Read the rest of this Patriot Update article here: http://patriotupdate.com/articles/hollywood-conservatives-yes-they-do-exist/#tHRcbjrCGdhYStKD.99
Friends of Abe Hollywood Conservative Support Group
Posted By: ‘Okie’ | 6:49 am 7/24/2008 | 2 Comments See
The First Amendment gives all of us freedom of speech, right? Well, if youre employed by the hard-core Liberal Leftists that run the Hollywood entertainment machine, exercising your free-speech rights in the opposite direction of those that pay your salary can put your career on ice. The help aid those of a conservative mindset you would like to have an outlet for meeting with like minds to discuss their political persuasions, actor Gary Sinise had formed what would have to be called a support group Friends of Abe. From yesterdays Washington Times:
Also just predicting what could happen down the road which gives me cause for concern because of how badly divided this country is.
Hollywood Conservatives. There are More Than you Think
By Editor-in-Chief on April 28, 2011
The newest closet for celebrities to come out of is definitely Conservatism. Just like in the McCarthy days, once youve been labeled a Conservative (or Lord forbid, a Christian) you are not only ridiculed but also somewhat blacklisted in Hollywood. We decided to focus on some of these amazing Hollywood Conservatives. We think some of the names on this list will surprise you.
Slowly, many celebrities are coming out of that closet and not only declaring their love for America, but also their Conservative-based values. Unfortunately, the dean of Hollywood conservatives, Charlton Heston is no longer with us, neither is Charles Bronson.
Theres even an underground group of Conservatives led and organized by actor Gary Sinise (CSI NY) called Friends of Abe (after Abraham Lincoln). They quietly meet in restaurants and private homesmuch like Tea Party groups, only with really famous attendees. They have to keep their meetings on the down-low for fear of retaliation from Hollywood liberals, so I imagine theyre more like Conservatives Anonymous than anything else.
That depends. How do the Bunnies vote?
No less a personage than mega-producer and Hollywood wonder-boy Irving Thalberg co-authored the Production Code, the set of moral guidelines that all film studios agreed to follow.
WIKI The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral censorship guidelines that governed the production of most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Hollywood’s chief censor of the time, Will H. Hays. The Motion Pictures Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which later became the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), adopted the code in 1930, began enforcing it in 1934, and abandoned it in 1968, in favor of the subsequent MPAA film rating system. The Production Code spelled out what was acceptable and what was unacceptable content for motion pictures produced for a public audience in the United States. The office enforcing it was popularly called the Hays Office in reference to Hays, inaccurately so after 1934 when Joseph Breen took over from Hays, creating the Breen Office, which was far more rigid in censoring films than Hays had been.
The Code enumerated a number of key points known as the “Don’ts” and “Be Carefuls”:
Resolved, That those things which are included in the following list shall not appear in pictures produced by the members of this Association, irrespective of the manner in which they are treated:
1.Pointed profanity by either title or lip this includes the words “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” “Christ” (unless they be used reverently in connection with proper religious ceremonies), “hell,” “damn,” “Gawd,” and every other profane and vulgar expression however it may be spelled;
2.Any licentious or suggestive nudity-in fact or in silhouette; and any lecherous or licentious notice thereof by other characters in the picture;
3.The illegal traffic in drugs;
4.Any inference of sex perversion;
6.Miscegenation (sex relationships between the white and black races);
7.Sex hygiene and venereal diseases;
8.Scenes of actual childbirth in fact or in silhouette;
9.Children’s sex organs;
10.Ridicule of the clergy;
11.Willful offense to any nation, race or creed;
And be it further resolved, That special care be exercised in the manner in which the following subjects are treated, to the end that vulgarity and suggestiveness may be eliminated and that good taste may be emphasized:
1.The use of the flag;
2.International relations (avoiding picturizing in an unfavorable light another country’s religion, history, institutions, prominent people, and citizenry);
4.The use of firearms;
5.Theft, robbery, safe-cracking, and dynamiting of trains, mines, buildings, etc. (having in mind the effect which a too-detailed description of these may have upon the moron);
6.Brutality and possible gruesomeness;
7.Technique of committing murder by whatever method;
8.Methods of smuggling;
10.Actual hangings or electrocutions as legal punishment for crime;
11.Sympathy for criminals;
12.Attitude toward public characters and institutions;
14.Apparent cruelty to children and animals;
15.Branding of people or animals;
16.The sale of women, or of a woman selling her virtue;
17.Rape or attempted rape;
19.Man and woman in bed together;
20.Deliberate seduction of girls;
21.The institution of marriage;
23.The use of drugs;
24.Titles or scenes having to do with law enforcement or law-enforcing officers;
25.Excessive or lustful kissing, particularly when one character or the other is a “heavy”.
Hollywood went nuts when the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities” was investigating them. Now they’re all for destroying anyone who disagrees with them.
On a happier note, last year Speilberg and Lucas said the movie industry is imploding. Steven Soderberg is retiring. Most people think it’s because movies simply cost too much to make and there are less and less investors.
A friend who used to be in the industry told me the other day that people he knows who are still in it are telling him they’re not getting paid. This is from lowly production assistants to craft services to big stars. We both admitted it warms our hearts.
0bambi can just ask the NSA.
We should be torching their buildings by now. Friggin tyrants.
I stand with Biggirl and hope it’s sooner rather than later. Time to clean house on these sorry bastards.
It will not be today or tomorrow, but it will come.
And if your conservative group is "shrouded in secrecy," you should most certainly not seek 501(c)(3) status. Gives them a hook to destroy you, and the ability to finish the job.
WIKI BLURB---Hollywood multi-billionaire openly-gay David Geffen was an early supporter of Barack Obama for president and raised $1.3 million for Obama in a star-studded Beverly Hills fundraiser. On February 21, 2007, in an interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Geffen described Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton in unflattering terms: "Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it's troubling." He said that Hillary Clinton was "incredibly polarizing" and described Bill Clinton as "reckless" and cast doubt on those who say he has become a different person since leaving office.
Mrs O was roundly criticized for her scary appearance at the Oscars last year---the buzz is that stars in the seats heaved a collective groan when she appeared by satellite. Post-Oscar stories left her out of the red carpet apparel reports---one star's dress was designed by Mrs O's dress designer. But reports ommitted any mention of her or her glitzy dress.
LOYAL DEMOCRAT DONNY DEUTSCH WEIGHED IN ON MRS O'S OSCAR BOMB : "As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest. Now what I mean by that is (as an advert guru), you have to give the consumer, the viewer, the ultimate respect. They tuned in to watch movie stars, to watch movies. And all of a sudden, politics is thrown at them."
"If I want to watch her on Jimmy Fallon, that's okay. But, (the Awards)---that was an intrusion, and I have a feeling that three out of four Americans -- Democrat or Republican -- don't want to see the First ady (there). I think you have to respect your audience enough to not impose her, that's not a moment we're looking for there---the President or the First Lady," Deutsch said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
DONNY CONTINUED: "....the tone of it, it was almost a monarch quality.....an elitist flavor....(Mrs O was flanked by uniformed military guards). I was watching and going, 'huh?' and I'm a Democrat," Deutsch told host Piers Morgan. "I just thought it was very very tone deaf and I was really surprised they did it," Deutsch concluded.