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  • Plain and Simple: DNC Wants Voter Fraud (They cannot with without it)

    12/14/2011 4:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ray Hartwell
    Like most people, recently I’ve been asked to present photo identification on a number of occasions without regard to my race, religion, or national origin. The majority of the requests I’ve received have come in circumstances many would consider more or less routine: checking in for a flight and passing through airport security; registering as a guest at a hotel; using a credit card when purchasing something more expensive than a meal or tank of gas; and buying over-the-counter medications. In addition, I was required to show photo identification while visiting the Department of Justice here in Washington. In the...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Democrat says GOP trying to deny blacks the right to vote

    12/07/2011 10:32:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday on the House floor that Republican legislators around the country are purposefully trying to deny blacks the right to vote by pushing for voter identification laws. “It’s no coincidence that a disproportionate number of these affected voters come from communities of color as well as the poor, the elderly and students,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Having been born and raised in Texas, this certainly looks like a poll tax to me, which those of us remember as a way to prevent African Americans from voting. These...
  • NAACP to petition UN to stop voter-ID legislation in states

    12/06/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 2+ views
    I understand that the NAACP opposes voter-ID laws. Given the long history of fighting against uses of state law to deny blacks and other minorities the franchise until the Civil Rights Movement prevailed, their deep skepticism over proposed stricter enforcement of eligibility laws can’t help but recall echoes of voter suppression in their communities, even if the new laws are innocent of any racial animus. We still have plenty of mistrust that will take generations to undo, especially given that we still have those with living memories of having been denied the right to vote. Still, if the NAACP wants...
  • Protest This: Occupy Whatever and ACORN Search for a Few Fools

    12/06/2011 7:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | John Ransom
    In their stunning off-off Broadway debut, Occupy Whatever sure created a lot of mass- as in trash. 30 tons in LA, and more in New York City. And that’s just the trash they left behind, not the weight of the newsprint wasted on unsuccessfully explaining a movement to the American people that either absolutely had a definite platform or didn’t depending on the day, the hour, the park and the spokestree making the statement on behalf of Occupy Something.  But the Movement without a Cause isn’t quite dead yet- in fact it might be feeling much better now that they’ve...
  • Richard Cordray's 'Heroes' Occupy Banks and Private Homes

    12/05/2011 4:10:53 PM PST · by jakecutter
    American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2011 | John Berlau
    Richard Cordray's 'Heroes' Occupy Banks and Private Homes By John Berlau on 12.5.11 @ 6:09AM Obama consumer nominee's long support of radical East Side Organizing Project. When asked about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in October, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren praised it to the hilt. "I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do," she told the Daily Beast. Yet when pressed in November on the OWS adherents' increasingly violent tactics, she told a Boston TV interviewer: "Everybody has to follow the law. There's no exception on that." But Warren's apparent disavowal of the tactics of OWS...
  • ACORN’s Project Vote Affiliate Uses Consent Agreements to Block Vote Fraud Investigations

    12/03/2011 2:50:35 PM PST · by chemicalman · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Pelican Post ^ | December 1, 2011 | Kevin Mooney
    Obama Justice Department pushes “motor voter” suit against Louisiana in tandem with left-wing pressure groups ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate is working in partnership with other left-wing groups to pressure state officials into accepting “consent agreements” that would preclude any serious investigations into voter fraud allegations, according to a former employee who has testified against the organization. State officials who are on the receiving end of lawsuits based on “motor voter” allegations should resist legal settlements “that will tie their hands” and open the way to fraudulent voting in next year’s elections, warns Anita MonCrief, who testified against the ACORN network...
  • Obamnesty is Here! Solyndra Records, ACORN Funding Ban

    12/02/2011 2:22:39 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 12 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | December 2, 2011
    Illegal alien amnesty is no longer the theoretical consideration of federal immigration officials inside the Obama administration. No more musings by Obama administration bureaucrats on how best to bypass Congress and implement illegal alien amnesty in stealth. The secret is now out. And, as reported by The New York Times, illegal alien amnesty is now the official policy of the United States of America, courtesy of the Obama administration: The Department of Homeland Security will begin a review on Thursday (November 17) of all deportation cases before the immigration courts and start a nationwide training program for enforcement agents and...
  • Obama uses taxpayer cash to back ACORN Name changes used to dodge the law

    11/29/2011 6:23:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2011 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration has showered its allies at ACORN Housing with $729,849 so far this year despite powerful, newly unveiled evidence of corruption and massive accounting irregularities at the longtime affiliate of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Watchdog group Cause of Action recently pressured NeighborWorks America, a taxpayer-funded federal nonprofit that funneled more than $26.5 million in federal foreclosure-avoidance money to ACORN Housing, to disclose an internal audit furnished to then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, late last year.
  • The Wall Street Occupiers as Mind Erasers

    11/27/2011 4:29:22 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-27-11 | James Lewis
    Barack Obama may not be the kind of man you and I want as president, but he's a very slick stage magician. That's how he's made it in politics, along with scandal bombs tossed by Axelrod. The 2008 Obama campaign was an endless series of stage tricks, epitomized by the infamous Greek styrofoam temple columns in Denver. Stage magicians work a lot by distraction. A well-timed distraction makes people lose track of whatever they are thinking. If I'm an in-your-face street hustler and you're beginning to get suspicious about me, all I have to do is tap your shirt and...
  • Left-wing organizing kingpin: Tea partiers out-organized Occupy Wall Street

    11/25/2011 3:40:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2011 | Michael Volpe
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder and Service Employees International Union organizer Wade Rathke acknowledged that the tea party movement has been more effective than Occupy Wall Street in influencing American politics. Rathke was unequivocal about the Occupy movement, telling The DC that “in no way has it had the political impact that the tea party movement has.” Yet because Occupy organizing is “still in its embryonic stages” while tea partiers have been organizing for more than two years, he cautions that “comparing the tea party movement to OWS...
  • Political Scandals Show Why Government Should Be Limited

    11/17/2011 3:25:51 PM PST · by billflax · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2011 | Bill Flax
    “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson Scandals captivate our attention as sensational headlines punctuate the mundane din of modern life. Whether the manufactured: Herman Cain’s seemingly spurious charges; the incompetent: Fast and Furious’ deathly fallout; or the typical: Solyndra’s cronyism – each highlights power abused. Such corruption has become so pervasive, that movements from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street sprang to protest a perverted system. Jeremiah warned that man’s heart is deceitful, something the Founders...
  • (Lead RAT) Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'

    11/17/2011 4:43:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'By Pete Kasperowicz - 11/16/11 08:43 PM ET Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) on Wednesday night said Republican governors and legislatures are purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the 2012 election. "State legislatures are attempting to impose voting restrictions that are the modern day equivalent of poll taxes and literacy tests," she said on the House floor. "We cannot allow state legislatures to drag our nation backward in what is nothing more than a political quest to...
  • Exclusive: Email From Lisa Fithian to #OccupyWallStreet Conforms ACORN Role In Occupy's Next Assault

    11/16/2011 3:36:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/16/11 | Joel B. Pollak
    Lisa Fithian–the radical organizer whose role in Occupy was first exposed at Big Government–has apparently confirmed that ACORN-linked organizations are leading the Occupy movement’s next major protest action against banks nationwide. Fox News reported earlier today that remnants of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), the radical community organizing group that collapsed after its corruption was exposed by Big Government, are playing a “behind the scenes” role in organizing the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. The Fox News investigation followed Matthew Vadum’s report two weeks ago at Big Government that ACORN was paying people to attend the Occupy Wall...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Shifting to College Campuses

    11/13/2011 8:29:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2011 | Malia Wollan and Elizabeth A. Harris
    BERKELEY, Calif. — Goodbye, city park, hello, college green. As city officials around the country move to disband Occupy Wall Street encampments amid growing concerns over health and public safety, protesters have begun to erect more tents on college campuses. “We are trying to get mass numbers of students out,” said Natalia Abrams, 31, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and an organizer with Occupy Colleges, a national group coordinating college-based protesters. Though only a handful of colleges have encampments, tents went up last week at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., and here at the University of California,...
  • “Rules for Radicals – A Guide for Conservatives“ - could be interesting

    11/10/2011 7:35:18 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 26 replies
    alinskydefeater blog ^ | 10-30-11 | alinskydefeater
    Learn who Alinsky was and why he matters. Expanded coverage of how to counteract each of the tactics. Should you use these methods? Why the most popular tactics are not the most effective. General tips to make you better on twitter and Facebook along with methods to combat Alinsky tactics in social media. Methods to win arguments with Liberals, ways to drive them nuts, and how to keep them from driving you nuts. How to spot Obama for America (OFA) and not waste your time with them. Recognizing the Left’s big players and how they influence others. A full chapter...
  • OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far ...

    11/10/2011 1:30:20 PM PST · by Scythian · 21 replies
    NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn BridgeMadison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public MasturbationPhoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?”NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow ProtestersNY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CARNY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush Police … MoreCleveland: 10/18/2011 —  ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was RapedNY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Man...
  • Seniors Rally in Boston Against Cuts to Social Programs (Seniors for Socialism Alert)

    11/10/2011 5:54:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-11-10 | Jennifer Levitz
    BOSTON–Chanting “hands off” and “no cuts,” hundreds of seniors rallied here to warn Congress’s deficit-cutting supercommittee to stay away from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. “When you get older, you need help, not cuts,” said Steve Ciardi, a former pipe fitter who has multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair being pushed by his wife, Patty. “That is what the country is about – helping people,” she said. AARP Massachusetts, the SEIU and AFL-CIO labor unions, and several senior activist groups are organizing the event, which kicked off this morning with a rally at the historic Wang Theatre in downtown...
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:14:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | November 07, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street By Jana Winter Published November 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated...
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:17:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated those funds to support the protesters." In an Oct. 26. report, FoxNews.com quoted sources within NYCC who said that the group --...
  • Evil Clowns and Radical Ringmasters of the Anti-Capitalist Revolution in Denver

    11/04/2011 8:25:11 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    We have all heard the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS) described as a grassroots movement. We have been told that it just sprang up after Adbusters, a Canadian left-wing magazine, floated the idea on the internet. The Dominant Liberal Establishment Media (DLEM) has continued repeating this implausible propaganda line since September, despite emerging evidence that OWS has actually been orchestrated by a who’s who list of American radical extremists. It has become clear that Adbusters is just one of a host of leftist organizations, supported by the Tides Foundation and/or George Soros, that have been jointly planning the OWS movement...
  • OCCUPY DC vs. Employment Offers ("We won't do that")

    11/04/2011 7:07:33 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Benjamin Johnson
    After more than a month of protest demands for better employment opportunities and benefits, Accuracy in Media saw fit to test their desires with...employment applications. Our "headhunters" were treated to every excuse as to why these jobs aren't good enough for them. Watch the video for more excuses not to work.
  • ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers..Shredding Docs ..Exposed-Players Behind OWS Protests

    11/03/2011 11:02:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-3-11 | Jana Winter
    ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.
  • ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents

    11/03/2011 8:09:03 PM PDT · by JoeRed · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 03, 2011 | Jana Winter
    Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.
  • Video: ACORN Front Group Pays Homeless People ‘$10 a Hour, $100 a Day’ to Protest at OWS

    11/03/2011 12:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 2, 2011 | Publius
    Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby have released the latest video clip from their visit to Occupy Wall Street. In the video, an activist named Channing, who has been at the Occupy Wall Street protests from the beginning, volunteers the information that the former ACORN organization–through its new front group, New York Communities for Change–is paying $10 per hour and $100 per day to homeless people to attend the demonstrations. She suggests that ACORN’s involvement is unwelcome, alleging that its homeless employees are “being paid to come here and mess things up.” Channing’s information corroborates reporting by Big Government on ACORN’s...
  • 'Occupy' Movement's Favorability Rating Plummets, For Some Reason

    11/03/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2011 | Guy Benson
    How very curious:   A sign that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t the best long-term vehicle for Democrats to connect themselves with: A new Quinnipiac poll, showing a plurality of voters viewing the group unfavorably.  The poll, released today, show 30 percent of voters surveyed view the movement favorably, 39 percent unfavorably, with an additional 30 percent not hearing enough to have an opinion.  It’s one of the first national polls to suggest voters are growing skeptical of Occupy Wall Street- and it comes as police have clashed with protesters in several cities.  Previous national polls have shown a plurality of...
  • ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents (Occupy Wall Street)

    Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources. NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources...
  • ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players

    11/03/2011 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/11 | Jana Winter
    Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources. NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources...
  • ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players

    11/03/2011 10:52:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2011 | Jana Winter
    Complete title: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street ProtestsOfficials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources. NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing...
  • Down twinkles: ACORN is paying homeless people to come down here and protest, says OWSer

    11/02/2011 3:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    Another good one from Lee Stranahan, Brandon Darby, and Big Government, starring the same well-spoken protester from last night’s clip. We already knew that New York Communities for Change, a.k.a. the artists formerly known as ACORN, were hiring the homeless as ringers to pad the size of the protests. Fox News reported on that a few weeks ago and further alleged that some of the new hires were being sent out to fundraise under false pretenses. What’s curious about this clip is that “Channing” thinks some of the ringers being shipped in by NYCC are creating problems at the park,...
  • Obama And His Useful Idiots Occupying Wall Street Don't Understand Wealth

    10/27/2011 6:36:28 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/27/2011 | Bill Flax
    “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill The continuing Occupy Wall Street carnival increasingly attracts support from politicians. The usual radicals lurk behind the curtains orchestrating havoc so Democrats can co-opt any purity the movement might once have claimed. Big Labor, ACORN’s successors and even George Soros have been linked to the Alinskyite chaos. While Republicans ridicule these ungrateful recipients of capitalist riches, demagogic politicos fuel their fire in fascinating ways. To appease their base, Democrats escalate class antagonisms by demonizing wealth...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

    10/26/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement By Jana Winter Published October 26, 2011 | FoxNews.com The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com. The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created...
  • ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in "Occupy" Movement

    10/26/2011 8:23:46 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 26 2011 | Jana Winter
    The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com. The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted...
  • John Podesta to step down as Center for American Progress president, (Advising Hillary)

    10/24/2011 7:57:29 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 24, 2011 | Ben Smith
    John Podesta will step down as president of the Center for American Progress, an official at the organization said today. Podesta, who served as Bill Clinton’s last chief of staff from 1998 to 2001, founded the center in 2003 with a core of wealthy liberal supporters and transformed it into the Democratic Party’s key policy and politics shop.Podesta, 62, will remain the center’s chairman, and will also serve Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a day-a-week volunteer, the CAP official said, but is not immediately expected to take on any other public role....Podesta will serve as an "expert consultant" to...
  • Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Janet Reno to blame for mortgage mess

    10/24/2011 7:57:42 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 25 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 10/21/2011 | John R. Smith
    Historians know that they can never claim wars start with a clash of armies. They know that the root causes of war start long before. In the same way that the seeds of war germinate well in advance of battle action, so too did the causes of this country’s mortgage meltdown, housing collapse, and credit crisis. Champions of Big-Brother-Government want you to blame everyone else except government intrusion for the economic plagues that currently assail us. But there’s no getting around the truth. In the 1990s and 2000s, activist leftist groups like ACORN, AFL-CIO, and NEA conspired with liberal politicians...
  • Man arrested during protest at Milwaukee bank (OWS: Shouted "this is a hostile takeover!")

    10/20/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT · by sbMKE · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/20/2011 | Sharif Dunhams
    A man who has been involved in past protests in Milwaukee was arrested Thursday after bank tellers said he yelled something to the effect of "this is a hostile takeover" at a downtown Milwaukee M&I branch, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. The yelled statement caused at least one clerk at the bank to believe the 25-year-old man was robbing the bank, the police department said in a statement. The arrest happened during a protest by Occupy Milwaukee, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have criticized the role of large banks and multinational corporations have played in...
  • Calling All Liberals: It's Time to Fight (Priceless Giggles Alert)

    10/20/2011 2:57:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Nation ^ | 10/20/2011 | Benjamin R. Barber
    Liberalism’s core values remain strong, persuasive and enduring. Their fighting vitality is apparent in the spreading youth-led protests on Wall Street and across the country. What we lack is a coherent progressive narrative explaining and justifying liberalism’s role in the radically changed circumstances of the twenty-first century—a liberal vision of the kind Thomas Jefferson and Sam Adams offered the founders or John Dewey gave the Progressive Era. Liberals need to stop denying who they are and, like the young protesters, start fighting for what they believe in. For though aggravated and anxious, liberals have never been less visible in the...
  • Obama: Occupy Wall Street ‘Not That Different’ From Tea Party Protests

    10/18/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Obama: Occupy Wall Street ‘Not That Different’ From Tea Party Protests President Obama, who has become a target of the Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the country, today embraced the economic frustration voiced on the streets and said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that his vision for the U.S. economic system is best suited to resolve protesters’ concerns. “I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests,” Obama told ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper in the interview to air this evening on ABC News “Nightline” from Jamestown, N.C. “In some ways, they’re not that different...
  • Occupy Astroturf

    10/17/2011 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Rolling It Up the Hill ^ | October 17, 2011 | Sisyphus
    It is ironic that, as the President predictably endorses the violent, odiferous Occupy Astroturf movement, the demand was emitted for a trillion dollars to be spent repairing the environment. I knew they were disgusting, but in such few numbers their impact can’t be that bad.Some commentators have noted the irony of these dedicated and sincere foot soldiers of the Left decrying Wall Street while lauding Wall Street’s most notorious hired gun (which they, again ironically, share with Big Labor), Barack Hussein Obama.The real irony, of course, is in the pundits’ own failure to recognize the classic third year of a...
  • VADUM: Marxist mobocracy

    10/15/2011 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    Abraham Lincoln rightly denounced the “mobocratic spirit.” James Madison considered it the sa- cred duty of government to protect property rights from the violent whims of the mob: “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.” Lincoln and Madison would not have looked kindly upon the pro-redistributionist political street theater under way in urine- and garbage-saturated urban parks across the nation. In an insult to the...
  • Violence shows Andrew Breitbart was right

    10/14/2011 10:31:55 AM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 9 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | October 14, 2011 | Don Surber
    If you judge a man by the enemies he makes, Internet innovator Andrew Breitbart is my kind of people. He waded into the Occupy Los Angeles and the lefties at Service Employees International Union were so scared of his presence that they assigned him a personal minder, a la every communist country there were (and are). After all, he helped tear down ACORN, which was joined at the hip to SEIU — the union that made Barack Obama. The stakes are that high and what he has to say is important. He compared Occupy Wall Street/Los Angeles/Whatever to the violent...
  • Fake signatures may mean Obama didn't actually qualify in Indiana

    10/14/2011 11:49:16 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 36 replies
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | 10/13/11 | Erin Blasko
    SOUTH BEND - Minus suspected fakes, then Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama likely fell short of the number of signatures needed to appear on the 2008 Indiana primary ballot, and it's possible his opponent, Hillary Clinton, did as well, according to information obtained by The Tribune as part of an investigation into suspected ballot petition fraud. Trent Deckard, Democratic co-director of the state Election Division, in an e-mail Thursday told The Tribune Obama's 2008 petition for primary ballot placement in the state contained just 534 certified signatures in the 2nd Congressional District. Clinton's petition contained 704 certified signatures, he said....
  • Eric Holder’s ‘fast and furious’ demise

    10/14/2011 7:04:54 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 18 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 10/14/2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “Fast and furious” isn’t just the name of a flawed government gun-running scheme. It’s also turning out to be the speed of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s fall from grace. Pressure for Holder to resign has been mounting daily amid growing evidence that he knew details of the failed gun-running operation almost from its inception. Fast and Furious was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scheme that ultimately resulted in firearms being supplied to Mexican drug cartels. Those same guns later killed two U.S. agents and at least 200 Mexican citizens. Holder testified under oath before Congress that...
  • Meet the “Occupiers” of a City Near You (Socialists, Communists and ACORN, oh my!)

    10/12/2011 11:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 13, 2011 | John Perazzo
    Launched a month ago in Lower Manhattan, the “Occupy Wall Street” (OWS) movement has since spread to more than 140 cities nationwide while winning the hearts of leftists everywhere, most significantly in the Democratic Party‘s mainstream. By now, many Americans have seen some of the photos and film footage of OWS demonstrators spewing anti-Semitic diatribes; shutting down traffic in busy urban areas; engaging in public nudity, copulation, defecation, and illegal drug use; and defacing their environs with colossal mounds of trash that are utterly incongruous with the protesters’ professed concern for responsible environmental stewardship. But beyond their penchant for the...
  • Ex-Indiana governor: That's not my signature on Obama petition

    10/12/2011 11:58:43 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune via Drudge ^ | 10/12/2011 | AP/Chicago Tribune
    Former Gov. Joe Kernan says a signature on a petition to place Barack Obama's name on Indiana's 2008 primary ballot isn't his, putting him among dozens of dubious signatures found in a newspaper's investigation. Kernan, a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary, told the South Bend Tribune that he didn't sign the Obama document. "No, not at all," the former South Bend mayor said when asked whether the signature next to his name on the Obama petition looked like his own. "Nor does the printing look like mine." The Tribune reported Wednesday that it has talked...
  • ACORN: Puppet Master of Occupy Wall Street

    10/11/2011 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10/11/11 | Matthew Vadum
    The Working Families Party​, an infamous ACORN front group notorious for corruption, was instrumental in organizing the Occupy Wall Street protests, according to radical journalist Laura Flanders of Free Speech TV. The protests, which have spread to several other large U.S. cities, are part of what ACORN’s neo-communist founder Wade Rathke calls an ''anti-banking jihad.''(snip)WFP’s headquarters is at the same address as ACORN on Nevins Street in Brooklyn. WFP’s executive director is longtime ACORN operative Dan Cantor. One of the SEIU-funded party’s co-founders is ACORN’s former national chief organizer, Bertha Lewis. Democratic National Committee executive director Patrick Gaspard​ also contributed
  • Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/11/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy– Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator. NLPC.org reported: One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard. Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did....
  • The Myth of Voter Fraud [BARF Alert]

    10/10/2011 11:48:03 AM PDT · by feralcat · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2011 | The New York Times
    It has been a record year for new legislation designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote — 19 laws and two executive actions in 14 states dominated by Republicans, according to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice. As a result, more than five million eligible voters will have a harder time participating in the 2012 election. Of course the Republicans passing these laws never acknowledge their real purpose, which is to turn away from the polls people who are more likely to vote Democratic, particularly the young, the poor, the elderly and minorities. They insist...
  • “Make $350-650 a week “protesting” on Wall Street"

    10/09/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT · by PMAS · 158 replies · 1+ views
    Craig's List ^ | 10/7/2011 | Craigs List
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/gov/2618821815.html The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York's most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare. For the past twelve...
  • Occupy Wall Street is FAKE, organized by SEIU & ACORN

    As we all expected, the occupy Wall Street movement is fake and contrived like most things the socialist democrats do. The crowds are a fraction of what Tea Party organizations draw and they obviously do not represent 99-percent. The “occupy insert city here” movement is a bitter faction of radical communists who want to overthrow the very fabric of American society, plain and simple.