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  • Republican Sighted in Academe!

    09/29/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 27, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia is up in arms. The board of trustees at Florida State University (FSU) just named a Republican to be its president. Something called the FSU Progress Coalition just posted its concerns on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP): “Throughout the presidential search process at Florida State University, students were told that their voices were being heard. But really? Who was listening? The media was listening, the nation was listening, FSU alumni, faculty, and staff were listening. But the corporate/political elite, the 11 members of the Board of Trustees that voted for John Thrasher...
  • Facebook to cut ties with conservative policy group (Yahoo Does Good)

    09/25/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by Hostage · 25 replies
    SFGATE ^ | September 24, 2014 | Joe Garofoli
    Facebook will likely end its relationship with a controversial conservative policy organization, The Chronicle learned Tuesday. The social media giant in Menlo Park would be the second Silicon Valley giant in recent days to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC. On Monday, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a radio show that the company would end its membership with the group over its stance on global warming. ALEC was “literally lying” about climate change, Schmidt said.
  • Google Gags the Global Warming Debate

    09/24/2014 9:28:36 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    US World News ^ | 9-23-14 | Peter Roff
    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt used an appearance on NPR on Monday to announce his company was cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization composed of private companies and state legislators, over the group’s position on “climate change.” “Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place," Schmidt told NPR’s Diane Rehm. "And so we should not be aligned with such people – they're just, they're just literally lying.” As Schmidt might find out to his misfortune,...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. “The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • Department of Interior Asked To Investigate ALEC Bills In Wake Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/19/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 43 replies
    Brietbart Unmasked ^ | April 16, 2014. | Xenophon
    Last week’s standoff at Bundy Ranch is still reverberating in Washington today. According to Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent a letter to Mary Kendall, acting Inspector General for the Department of the Interior, asking her to investigate whether legislation pushed by the Koch brothers-linked American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been aimed at undermining the agency’s work.Two member affiliates of the Koch-supported Americans For Prosperity (AFP) organization gave their blessing as armed ‘Patriot’ militias showed up to confront agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) doing the dangerous, difficult job of removing Bundy’s trespass...
  • IN TRYING TO SMEAR ALEC, WASHPO LIBERAL GETS IT WRONG

    12/11/2013 12:10:26 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-11-13 | Merrill Matthews
    The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank published an op-ed last week trying to pile on to the liberal attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. ALEC is a 40-year-old organization of conservative state legislators. I’ve been attending its meetings for more than 20 years. Because ALEC takes an unashamedly free market approach to policy issues, it tends to attract more Republican state legislators than Democrats, but it has always been bipartisan and frequently reaches out to moderate and conservative-leaning Democrats. For example, then-Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia has spoken via video to the group. ALEC’s mission has expanded...
  • Ted Cruz tells ALEC to “Stand your ground”

    12/05/2013 2:22:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    salon.com ^ | December 05, 2013 | Elias Isquith
    Speaking to the attendees of the group’s policy summit in DC, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz rallied the ALEC faithful and urged them not to let the growing chorus of criticism get them down. “I first came to ALEC over a decade ago,” Cruz said. “When I was serving in the Bush administration, I’d been privileged to work with ALEC in the federal government. I’ve been privileged to work with ALEC when I was back in Texas with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, leading the 10th Amendment Center, and I’m proud to stand with ALEC today.” Referencing Sen. Dick Durbin’s earlier...
  • Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    11/26/2013 10:07:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/26/13 | Richard Johnson
    Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, sources say. The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor’s foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name.
  • Unhinged MSNBC Host Alec Baldwin Accused of Perjury

    11/13/2013 3:06:09 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-13-2013 | Jim Hoft
    <p>MSNBC host Alec Baldwin is accused of lying under oath in a criminal trail in New York City.</p> <p>A man who Alec Baldwin pointed to as the reason why he met his alleged stalker is now speaking out and says that the actor is using his name to hide his affair.</p>
  • Smart-ALEC Durbin Targets Another Conservative Group

    08/12/2013 5:44:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIAL PING
    Stand Your Ground: A big hypocrite in the IRS scandal targeting Tea Party groups sets his sights on a conservative think tank, asking its suspected supporters: "Are you now or have you ever been a conservative?" Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is on a witch hunt that threatens anew the free speech rights of Americans who don't hold his views or those of the Obama administration. This time he has targeted the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group of state legislators who promote free markets, limited government and federalism, ahead of a "stand your ground" hearing Durbin announced after George...
  • Conservative conference draws lawmakers, picketers (ALEC)

    08/08/2013 3:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2013 5:34 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    More than a thousand conservative lawmakers and business executives are gathering this week for conference that could shape a new wave of Republican legislation in state capitols pushing for deeper tax cuts, limits on union powers and a private-sector makeover for government Medicaid programs. Attendees at the American Legislative Exchange Council were countered Thursday by a roughly equal number of protesters upset by the close ties between big businesses and lawmakers. … The conservative organization’s 40th annual meeting comes as it is experiencing increased influence due to a growth in Republican-led legislatures and enhanced opposition from liberal-leaning groups that have...
  • THUGOCRACY: Durbin’s Staff Sending Out Intimidating Letters About ALEC And Stand Your Ground

    08/06/2013 9:06:52 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 6 August 13 | MacAoidh
    Two different conservative organizations with whom we’ve got contacts have received letters from Sen. Dick Durbin’s office today which look an awful lot like the actions that precipitated the IRS scandal. Apparently there’s a massive fishing expedition afoot. This came to the our buddy Kevin Kane at the Pelican Institute… Dear Mr. Kane, I write to seek information regarding your organization’s position on “stand your ground” legislation that was adopted as a national model by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
  • After Trayvon Martin Verdict, Durbin Pushes 300 Companies on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    08/06/2013 8:25:09 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Meredith Shiner
    In preparation for a previously announced hearing on controversial “stand your ground” laws announced after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., sent letters to more than 300 possible corporate backers of the American Legislative Exchange Council, requesting their position of such policies in states across the country.
  • Dick Durbin to hold hearing on ‘stand your ground’ laws

    07/19/2013 1:52:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | BURGESS EVERETT
    The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat will hold a hearing on “stand your ground” laws this Fall. Dick Durbin of Illinois announced on Friday that his Senate Judiciary subcommittee will hear testimony on state laws that give citizens the right of lethal force to defend themselves in situations where they feel their life is threatened, measures which are on the books in some form in dozens of states. Durbin’s hearing will probe the roles of the NRA and the American Legislative Exchange Council — which helps draft conservative legislation in statehouses — in the crafting of the “stand your ground” laws,...
  • Alec Baldwin goes on homophobic Twitter rant

    06/28/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT · by twister881 · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Fox News
    Alec Baldwin used homophobic slurs to violently threaten a British reporter who said his wife Hilaria Thomas had tweeted about wedding presents and TV appearances during James Gandolfini's funeral on Thursday. "If put my foot up your f**king ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much," one tweet read. "I'm gonna find you George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna f**k you... up," he added. "My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friends funeral. Now, f**k this twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth." The...
  • PBS’s Moyers Gives Over $1.3 Million to 4 of 6 Groups Attacking Conservative Group ALEC

    09/24/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 24, 2012 | Mike Ciandella
    Few in journalism are viewed with as much veneration and respect as media veteran Bill Moyers. NBC anchor Brian Williams once said that “Bill Moyers has been and remains an essential voice in our national conversation … the living antithesis to an era of shocking superficiality in our discourse and media.” Moyers, the winner of more than 30 Emmys, nine Peabodys, and an impressive array of other awards, has been a staple of public television for decades. Those accolades ignore the reality that Moyers is involved in a massive conflict of interest. As a journalist Moyers reported repeatedly on attacks by liberal...
  • ALEC Shakedown Shows Danger of DISCLOSE

    07/17/2012 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    AmericanCommitment.org ^ | 7/17/12 | Phil Kerpen
    With Senate Democrats again pushing legislation to require forced donor disclosure by non-profit organizations, it’s more important than ever to understand the campaign of intimidation being conducted against the only significant public policy organization — on the left or right — that has disclosed a large number of donors. It’s the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and as I’ve previously written, the campaign against ALEC shows what the DISCLOSE Act is really about. American Commitment has obtained a copy of a letter that was sent by Color of Change, the racial grievance group founded by self-proclaimed communist and disgraced former...
  • CVS drops sponsorship of business-backed conservative group ALEC (Also John Deere)

    07/12/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 29 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | July 10, 2012 | Philip Marcelo
    July 10, 2012 12:21 pm By Philip Marcelo WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Drugstore giant CVS Caremark is among the latest corporate sponsors dropping their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a business-backed national conservative group. CVS Caremark joined John Deere, MillerCoors, HP and Best Buy in deciding not to fund ALEC, according to ColorOfChange.org, an organization opposed to the stricter voter-identification laws ALEC advocates for. ColorOfChange issued a news release Tuesday with this comment from Larry Burton, CVS Caremark senior vice-president for government affairs: "Over the last few weeks, we have closely followed the issues surrounding the American...
  • PICKET: Van Jones group uses NAACP style racism ad tactic against ALEC

    06/14/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT · by paltz · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/14/12 | Kerry Picket
    Color of Change, a left wing attack group founded by former White House Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, is on a mission to smear the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a 30 year-old non-partisan membership association for “conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty.” As a result of the organization’s successful assistance to lawmakers in state legislatures it has made them the target of liberal smear campaigns. Left wing groups are attacking ALEC by intimidating ALEC’s corporate donors who have benefited from conservative organization’s work over the years....
  • I Stand With ALEC (Fight Van Jones and the Left)

    06/05/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    I Stand With ALEC ^ | 2012-06-05 | ATR
    What is ALEC? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is dedicated to promoting Jeffersonian, free market principles. At ALEC, bi-partisan state legislators from every state come together to develop and share pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. Why Stand With ALEC? Obama's former "green jobs" czar and self-proclaimed communist, Van Jones, has partnered with George Soros and Big Labor to put pressure on state legislators and supportive companies to stop supporting ALEC and their free market agenda. How Can I Help? The left has already been successful in persuading several large corporations to leave the ALEC Private Enterprise Members. Send them, the remaining...
  • Walmart Caves to Van Jones, Drops ALEC Support

    05/31/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/31/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The coordinated leftist attempt to destroy the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over ALEC’s support for voter ID and “stand your ground” laws reached a new low today when Walmart, the biggest retailer in America, suspended its membership in the group. Liberal groups like Media Matters for America and its close associate, the Van Jones-run Color of Change, working in coordination with friends of the Obama Administration, launched secondary boycotts against members in ALEC this year; several major ALEC sponsors have already dropped out, prompting ALEC to announce in April that it was no longer going to focus on “public...
  • Targeting Right-Wing Extremism, Citizens Challenge Corporate Ties (Know-your-enemy thread)

    05/23/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Inter Press Service ^ | May 23, 2012 | Matthew Cardinale
    ATLANTA, Georgia, May 23, 2012 (IPS) - A coalition of advocacy groups is targeting corporate support for the right-wing Heartland Institute after the organisation took out a controversial billboard in Chicago comparing people who believe in global warming to a serial killer and mass murderer. On Tuesday, the group protested outside the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change, a conference for climate change deniers being held at the Hilton hotel in Chicago. Heartland's billboard featured a photograph of Ted Kaczinski, the mass murderer known as the Unabomber, with text, "I still believe in Global Warming. Do you?" Heartland...
  • ALEC And The Left's War On Free Speech

    05/17/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/16/2012 | IBD Staff
    Advocacy: If you want an insight into today's left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council for committing the grave sin of pushing free-market bills in state legislatures. At a recent meeting in Washington, Aniello Alioto of ProgressNow Colorado summed up the left-wing's campaign against ALEC: "Never relent, never let up pressure, and always increase." According to the Washington Free Beacon, ProgressNow was one of several left-wing groups meeting at AFL-CIO headquarters earlier this month to plot their ongoing campaign against ALEC. Other groups included Common Cause and the Color of Change. So what's got the...
  • ALEC And The Left's War On Free Speech

    05/16/2012 5:49:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 16, 2012 | Editor
    Advocacy: If you want an insight into today's left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council for committing the grave sin of pushing free-market bills in state legislatures. At a recent meeting in Washington, Aniello Alioto of ProgressNow Colorado summed up the left-wing's campaign against ALEC: "Never relent, never let up pressure, and always increase." According to the Washington Free Beacon, ProgressNow was one of several left-wing groups meeting at ALF-CIO headquarters earlier this month to plot their ongoing campaign against ALEC. Other groups included Common Cause and the Color of Change. So what's got the...
  • Sarah Palin Was a Prophet About Obama's Education Takeover

    04/26/2012 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    Sarah Palin was the first to recognize the problem: By participating in President Obama's signature education initiative, the Common Core Standards, Alaska would lose control over its own curriculum. On May 31, 2009, then-Gov. Palin announced Alaska would adopt a "watch and wait" attitude: "If this initiative produces useful results, Alaska will remain free to incorporate them," Gov. Palin said, adding that "high expectations are not always created by new, mandated federal standards written on paper. They are created in the home, the community and the classroom." Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to his credit, was the next to recognize...
  • ALEC Report Highlights EPA Overreach

    04/26/2012 11:14:28 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-25 | Heather Ginsberg
    In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, ALEC has released a new study examining the EPA and how their regulations affect the American people. As we all have witnessed, the EPA has grown in size and has passed more regulations in the first 2 years of the Obama administration than it did during the entire first term of President Clinton’s presidency. The administration has claimed to be looking out for the people’s lives and wellbeing by putting new restrictions on various energy producing communities. With this new report from ALEC it is now clear exactly what kind of impact these...
  • Conservative Consumers Must Get Informed, Stand Ground

    04/24/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 24, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Who is Rashad Robinson? And why has his fringe, race-baiting organization been able to pressure several major corporations into abandoning a pro-limited-government legislative association -- all for a few cheap social-justice brownie points? Conservative consumers need to get informed, get active and stand their ground against free speech-squelching progressive activists who have demonized the American Legislative Exchange Council. This isn't just a battle over ALEC. It's a war against the left's shakedown artists taking aim at our freedoms of speech and association. ALEC, as I reported last week, is the four-decade-old policy organization of state legislators and like-minded business people...
  • Soros-Funded Group Intimidates Organization for Second Amendment Support

    04/22/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Color of Change, a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation that engages in lobbying and public advocacy, is organizing a campaign against the “stand your ground” self-defense laws in a variety of states, particularly in Florida as a result of the Trayvon Martin incident that took place in Florida. Color of Change was founded in 2005 by James Rucker and Van Jones. Rucker previously directed Grassroots Mobilization for MoveOn.org — one of multiple groups funded by George Soros. Jones served as Special Advisor for Green Jobs in the Obama administration, a position from which he resigned after it was exposed that he belonged...
  • American Legislative Exchange Council to abandon gun rights, other social causes (Left is winning!)

    04/18/2012 3:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Boston Herald / The Miami Herald ^ | April 18, 2012 | Toluse Olorunnipa and Erika Bolstad
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The organization that helped spread Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law across the country is halting its push for gun rights in the wake of the national outcry over Trayvon Martin’s shooting death. The American Legislative Exchange Council said Tuesday that it would shift focus from social to economic issues, abandoning causes like gun rights and voter identification laws. “Today we are redoubling our efforts on the economic front, a priority that has been the hallmark of our organization for decades,” ALEC national chairman and Indiana state lawmaker David Frizzell said in a statement. “We are eliminating...
  • DEAR MCDONALD'S

    04/11/2012 10:14:16 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 13 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 11, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Below is a letter I sent to directly to the McDonald's Corporation, after learning about their decision to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. It's high time conservatives show McDonald's, and any other company that surrenders to the threats of radical leftist groups, that we are the majority and companies who cowardly cave-in to groups who seek to destroy the very system they thrive under (free market capitalism), will pay a heavy price. We will withhold our business and reward their competitors. McDonald's has made their choice. Now we must make ours! #war...
  • Not Another Dime

    04/08/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’ve sat by and watched progressives attack our liberties, our Constitution and our way of life for long enough. No more. For too long, conservatives have been content to sit on what we call the high ground while the Left racks up small victory after small victory until all we have left is the high ground under our butts. Enough. They go after Rush Limbaugh, and conservatives say, “This is an outrage,” but do nothing. The most extreme, racist left-wing groups contact advertisers and sponsors and pressure them to abandon shows and networks that made them. And too often –...
  • Daniel Hannan (British MEP) Speaks in Atlanta, GA, in July 2009 - video in 3 parts

    08/06/2009 7:56:01 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Youtube ^ | 8/6/09 | Daniel Hannan
    Some very interesting comments from British MEP Daniel Hannan to the American Legislative Exchange Council's 2009 Annual Meeting, last month. Link is part 1 of 3. Here are all the links: Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuGPKnF0yjYPart 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sTlaP2TamcPart 3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMmANml6to
  • Congressman Alec Baldwin?

    07/06/2009 12:40:50 PM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 58 replies · 1,677+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-06-2009 | Julie Mason
    Baldwin: I have sometimes thought I could move to New Jersey or Connecticut and run. I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman. I have no use for him. But it's all fantasy. I'm a carry-me-out-in-a-box New Yorker. Here, anything can happen. Who thought Eliot Spitzer would go down the way he did? Senator Hillary Clinton left to serve as secretary of state. Two of the biggest forces gone. Maybe Andrew Cuomo will run for one of their old seats. How much longer will Chuck Schumer stay as senator? After 2013 Bloomberg will be gone. What happens then?
  • Conservative group ranks S.C. 20th in economic competitiveness [but 4th in debt]

    04/13/2009 3:19:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 445+ views
    For the second year in a row, South Carolina’s economic outlook ranked 20th nationally, according to a new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council. The second edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index provides a roadmap for economic recovery based on state policies that have a proven impact on growth, the council said in a statement. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a conservative think tank that has counted among its organizers the late conservative activist Paul Weyrich and among its congressional allies the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina.
  • Actor Alec Baldwin announces: "I am a conservative"!

    03/05/2009 8:40:03 AM PST · by Merciful_Friend · 62 replies · 1,801+ views
    RightWingBob.com ^ | 03/05/2009 | RWB
    That is, he would if he had the ability to think coherently and extend his appreciation of things right in front of his face to his perception of things in general. In recent statements on the local news channel New York 1, the actor Alec Baldwin pleaded for tax breaks that are provided to film and TV production companies in New York to be continued, in the name of business, jobs and overall revenue for the state and city. In an interview on “The Road to City Hall,” actor Alec Baldwin is calling on state leaders to renew a tax...
  • Thompson's talk warms an audience (Fred Alert!)

    07/29/2007 8:27:48 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 46 replies · 891+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Jul. 28, 2007 | Larry Eichel
    Appearing before a national conservative convention here yesterday, former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee delivered a dry dissertation on federalism in America... But that didn't stop dozens of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council from surrounding him when he was done, each of them eager for a word, an autograph or a photo with the Republican presidential candidate. "He has that Hollywood image, but at the same time, he comes across as sincere," Danny Nixon, a lobbyist from Oklahoma, said of Thompson, who is a movie and television actor as well as a politician. "That Hollywood draw is important...
  • Sen. Fred Thompson, others, to Speak in Philadelphia at ALEC's Annual Meeting

    07/17/2007 3:45:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 624+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | July 16, 2007 | Jorge Amselle
    PHILADELPHIA, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Senator, and possible presidential candidate, Fred Thompson and Gov. Mike Huckabee will speak before an audience of nearly 2,000 state legislators and business leaders at the American Legislative Exchange Council's National Forum luncheon at ALEC's 34th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Friday, July 27. This event is just part of ALEC's annual meeting held July 24 to 29 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1201 Market Street. Other speakers will include Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, The Honorable Dick Armey, The Honorable Billy Tauzin, Neil Cavuto of FOX...
  • Alec Baldwin plans book on injustices to divorced dads

    04/30/2007 8:15:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 73 replies · 1,193+ views
    DPA by way of Monsters and Critics ^ | 29APR07 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur
    Los Angeles - Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, who has provoked a furor over harsh words to his daughter in a phone message, plans to write a book about the injustices done to divorced fathers, a media report said Saturday. Baldwin, whose ex is actress Kim Basinger, stated his intention about the book on the ABC television talk show, The View, in the midst of a discussion about 'parental alienation,' The New York Times reported. To have enough time to write the book, Baldwin mused that he might leave the successful TV comedy series, 30 Rock. Baldwin left an abusive voicemail...
  • Alec Baldwin Leaves Talent Agency (Latest Fallout)

    04/24/2007 9:57:10 PM PDT · by CAWats · 64 replies · 1,714+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/24/2007 | CAWats
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Baldwin has parted ways with his agents at a major Hollywood talent agency, his spokesman said Monday. Baldwin left Creative Artists Agency for personal reasons, said spokesman Matthew Hiltzik. He did not elaborate. The actor has made headlines in recent days after an angry voicemail to his daughter was obtained by the celebrity Web site TMZ.com and broadcast around the world. Baldwin and actress Kim Basinger have been locked in a custody dispute over their 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, since their 2002 divorce. In it, Baldwin yelled at his daughter for failing to answer the telephone...
  • Alec Baldwin’s Enraged Voicemail To Daughter

    04/19/2007 6:03:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 189 replies · 4,913+ views
    eCanadanow ^ | April 19, 2007
    Los Angeles (eCanadanow) - Entertainment website TMZ.com, has posted (with audio) an alleged voicemail from Alec Baldwin to his 11-year-old daughter Ireland. allegedly, After Ireland did not answer a morning phone call from Bladwin on April 11, the enraged Golden Globe winner left a nasty message. Highlights from the tirade include: “Once again, I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone.” “You have insulted me for the last time.” “I don’t give a damn that you’re 12-years-old or 11-years-old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn’t...
  • The TYPICAL Alec Baldwin (please feel free to add your own quotes!)

    10/11/2006 6:17:35 PM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 77 replies · 3,180+ views
    Oct 11th, 2006 | Ice Flyer
    Dam you officer...I am SOOOO much more important than this fire and emergency and I will gladly step over the dead bodies if need be!
  • Caption Alec Baldwin attempting to cross police line (Lidle crash)

    10/11/2006 6:13:55 PM PDT · by Mike-o-Matic · 176 replies · 6,641+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 2006-10-11 | Chip East/Reuters
  • President to Receive ALEC's Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award

    07/29/2005 3:06:14 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 8 replies · 299+ views
    President George W. Bush will address the members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) during its 32nd Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas on Wednesday, Aug. 3. "President George W. Bush's steadfast commitment to free-markets, and limited government is a hallmark of this organization. It is truly an honor to have the President speak at our Annual Meeting," said Georgia State Representative Earl Ehrhart, ALEC's national chairman. The conference is being held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, Aug.3 to Aug. 5. The President will address the conference attendees during Wednesday's luncheon and will be awarded the Thomas Jefferson...
  • The Devil and Alec Baldwin [Or: How Alec Got Scammed]

    04/23/2004 5:50:18 AM PDT · by summer · 50 replies · 226+ views
    The Naples Daily News ^ | April 23, 2004 | NANCY STETSON
    The Devil and Alec Baldwin Actor refuses to sell his soul for movie By NANCY STETSON, nrstetson@naplesnews.com April 23, 2004 Alec Baldwin's starring in a movie, but he doesn't want you to see it. He also shot and produced the film, but he's withdrawn his name as director. The movie in question, "The Devil and Daniel Webster," is a updated remake of the 1941 classic. It will be screened at the World Cinema Naples Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. today and 1:45 p.m. Saturday. But Baldwin's hoping no one shows up to see it. He calls it "toxic waste" and...
  • Alec Baldwin Learns to Harness His Inner Bloviator

    03/07/2004 1:10:14 PM PST · by summer · 12 replies · 260+ views
    The Sunday NYT - Arts / Theater ^ | March 7, 2004 | MELENA Z. RYZIK
    Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche in the revival of the comedy ''Twentieth Century.'' Alec Baldwin Learns to Harness His Inner Bloviator By MELENA Z. RYZIK Published: March 7, 2004 A few weeks ago, Alec Baldwin was pacing around a dingy rehearsal space near the Empire State Building, his cell phone pressed to his ear. Mr. Baldwin was using a lunch break from his six-day-a-week rehearsal schedule for the Roundabout Theater Company's revival of "Twentieth Century," the 1932 screwball comedy now in previews, to go over the details of a court case. As he went from room to room, each time...
  • Announcing the grand re-opening of the new-improved Alec Baldwin guestbook!

    06/23/2003 5:46:23 PM PDT · by X918 · 25 replies · 866+ views
    After a two year shut down,Alec is back! Please feel free to leave him your regards.You need an email for the password. Enjoy! Alec Baldwin.
  • Hopkins and Baldwin Film Dumped

    11/15/2002 12:10:52 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Internet Movie Database ^ | November 15, 2002
    Red Dragon star Anthony Hopkins has one film in the can that will never top the box office charts - because there is not enough money to finish it. The legendary star worked on The Devil And Daniel Webster, a version of Stephen Vincent Benet's supernatural short story, alongside screen beauty Jennifer Love Hewitt and under the direction of Pearl Harbor star Alec Baldwin. However, despite it's a-list credentials, the flick faces a bleak future, after filming wrapped in March 2001. Hopkins says, "They pulled the money out, apparently, so it'll never be seen. The producers have no money to...
  • Baldwin Film's Unkind Cut {Alec Alert}

    07/14/2002 8:15:57 AM PDT · by syriacus · 14 replies · 334+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 14, 2002 | Michael Rothfeld
    <p>There could hardly have been a better way for Alec Baldwin, Massapequa boy turned movie star, to show affection for the place where he grew up.</p> <p>Baldwin announced that for his first attempt at directing, he would rent from Nassau County a former Northrop Grumman airplane factory to film "The Devil and Daniel Webster.” In November 2000, his crews arrived at the cavernous building in Bethpage.</p> <p>"It was a fabulous opportunity for us,” Baldwin recalled last week.</p>
  • Outing ALEC: The most powerful lobby you've never heard of.

    06/15/2002 8:31:04 AM PDT · by LarryLied · 19 replies · 224+ views
    American Prospect ^ | 6/15/02 | Nick Penniman
    Earth Day, conservatives have been known to complain, always brings out the weirdos. This year's celebration was no exception. "Absent from the debate [on global warming] is the discussion of human ingenuity and our ability to adapt to our environment; when the temperature increases, we turn on the air conditioner," ran one line of thinking that went out over the fax lines in late April. "More people die from cold temperatures than heat: '... global warming could actually save lives.'" Thus spake ALEC, a driven 29-year-old who is quite conservative and rather rich. With friends in high places, ALEC throws...
  • Shut Your Trap (NY Post's title)

    06/02/2002 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Trajan88 · 19 replies · 208+ views
    NYPOST.COM ^ | June 2, 2002 | RICHARD JOHNSON with PAULA FROELICH and CHRIS WILSON
    <p>ALEC "Bloviator" Baldwin could lose his few remaining fans if he doesn’t stop spouting off about politics, according to the Hollwood Reporter. The trade paper conducted a poll seeking the nation’s opinion of Hollywood celebs’ political stances and discovered that Baldwin ranks high on the list of most-disliked stars based on their politics. Respondents also rated Jane Fonda and Barbra Streisand in the category of Baldwin-esque blowhards, while Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oprah Winfrey and Bono won kudos. Curiously, Charlton Heston and Rosie O’Donnell made both the most-admired and most-hated lists.</p>