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  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • 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...
  • The Secrets of Soros, Obama, Occupiers and the MSM (Part 2 of 3)

    11/22/2011 4:51:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how Occupy protesters are being directly aided by the mainstream media and indirectly aided by White House stimulus money, as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's and even Vice President Joe Biden's households. I also detailed how the mainstream media are accelerating their progressive blitz not only to hasten the second coming, or election, of President Barack Obama but also to help him and other progressives in reaching their final goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." I believe the MSM are also bent to coronate a particular GOP candidate whom they feel...
  • New Occupy plot: Flash mobs. ‘Alternative forms of protest’ put cities, cops at disadvantage

    11/20/2011 11:41:00 AM PST · by tutstar · 70 replies
    Expose Occupy Wallstreet ^ | 11 / 20 2011 | Aaron Klein
    The Occupy movement is stepping up its confrontational tactics, plotting “alternative forms of protest,” including flash mobs that can be deployed nationwide. Citing the success of last week’s so-called Day of Action protests, Take to the Square, one of Occupy’s main online planning forums, has devised an “Alternative Day of Action” to coincide with international Human Rights Day on Dec. 10. “Our freedom and dignity are under attack as a result of market dynamics and corrupt government institutions that are turning our local and global societies into increasingly unjust places,” the site complains. The Occupy forum calls for “alternative forms...
  • Occupy Wall Street – Of Course Obama is OK With it – It’s Just More Alinsky

    11/11/2011 9:05:11 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 11 replies
    AlinskyDefeater's Blog ^ | 2011-10-24 | AlinskyDefeater
    Rules for Radicals, p. 113, “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.” It’s no wonder that President Obama and other politicos on the Left have embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement. They do it, not in spite of the excesses, but because of the excesses. In true Alinsky fashion Obama finds affinity with a group of anti-capitalists who defecate on police vehicles. Obama is a product of his Alinsky training, and of the 1960′s counter-revolution. It is second nature for Obama to sanction the types of political dissent with which he is familiar. When he saw a peaceful...
  • We Should Not be Surprised by the Left's Racist Hit Job on Herman Cain

    10/31/2011 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I guess I shouldn't be surprised, folks. After all of these years, none of us should be surprised, but I still am. Look at how quickly what is known as the mainstream media goes for the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative. You know who's laughing himself silly today is Bill Clinton. (imitating Clinton) "Yeah, I really did it. Ha-ha. They praised me and they went as far out of their way as they could. Even my old buddy Carville is out there and he's saying, 'Look what happens when you...
  • Former Campaign Aide Says Cain’s Behavior ‘Never Even Bordered on Inappropriate in the Slightest’

    10/30/2011 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 103011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    You have to read pretty far down into the Politico story before you find that response from Herman Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon, and the article sticks all the exculpatory material at the end: Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances. “I have never heard that. It would be news to me,” said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be...
  • Desperation: The High Tech Lynching of Uppity Herman Cain Begins

    10/30/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 291 replies · 2+ views
    Real Feminist ^ | 10-31-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanReal FeministPolitico sicks no less than FOUR reporters onto vague nearly 20 year old allegations to smear new GOP Frontrunner Herman Cain.So desperate are the powers that be to bring down this uber-successful black businessman, that they are doing a Clarence Thomas on him, complete with sketchy allegations such as: a woman “accused him of innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature” and conversations that were regarded as “improper in a professional relationship.” Can you possibly be any more vague? A few weeks ago a group of “feminists” commemorated the 20th anniversary of dopey fraudster...
  • Soros Army Launches Wall Street Assault

    10/23/2011 12:03:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: October 23, 2011 12:00 am Eastern | By Aaron Klein
    MoveOn.org is planning to launch a protest movement of its own to compliment the Occupy Wall Street momentum with the stated goal of "make[ing] Wall Street pay" and rebuilding the entire U.S. financial system. MoveOn.org is funded by the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Another grantee of Tides is the Adbusters magazine, which is reported to have come up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The new MoveOn.org Wall Street campaign serves as further evidence suggesting the anti-Wall Street movement is a well-planned campaign and not the spontaneous uprising its...
  • Camp Alinsky Crowd Goes … Full Alinsky

    10/18/2011 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | October 18, 2011 | Steve McGough
    From our friend Michael Walsh at the National Review’s The Corner. He’s got a historical piece referencing the “progressive” action in Rochester, N.Y. during the mid-to-late 1960s and how they relate to current protests. Read the full post, but a taste… Alinsky rode into town on a one-trick pony that the Left has since turned into its warhorse: Agitate one side’s grievances, and appeal to another side’s decency and gullibility in order to provoke the establishment, whose reaction will unite the other two. Then the community organizer charges in on his nag-turned-steed and proceeds to set the rot in motion...
  • The Full Alinsky

    10/18/2011 1:11:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 18, 2011 | Michael Walsh
    In case you haven’t figured it out by now, what’s going on in Washington and across the country is the Full Alinsky, brought to you by the same malcontents who have been awaiting this moment for more than 40 years. It’s been a long time wandering in the desert for the Sixties Left, but this is their moment, this is their time, as somebody or other from Punahou once said.  The Great Man himself was already there, agitating and “organizing” for two years by the time I got to Rochester, N.Y., in the fall of 1967 to attend the Eastman...
  • Obama nod for Occupy Wall Street ("The modern-day equivalent...of the civil rights movement")

    10/17/2011 12:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hindu ^ | October 17, 2011 | Narayan Lakshman
    He could not resist drawing the obvious parallel. When United States President Barack Obama spoke at the unveiling of a towering, 30-foot sculpture of civil rights leader Martin Luther King on Washington's National Mall, he came as close as he could to endorsing Occupy Wall Street, the modern-day equivalent of the 1960s social movement. Reflecting on Dr. King's Mahatma Gandhi-inspired belief in non-violent civil disobedience as a means of protest, Mr. Obama said if Dr. King were still alive, “I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising all...
  • Alabama Vilified By Reuters Over Immigration Law

    10/13/2011 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 6 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-14-11 | Southernman
    The days of unbiased reporting are well behind us. What we have now are news agencies who are bent on furthering a political agenda. Proof positive comes in the form of a Reuters story with a somewhat confusing title: “Alabama immigration law decried, applauded as some flee state.” (Click here for original story) The title is somewhat ambiguous as to who is “decrying” and who is “applauding” but the article leaves little doubt as to the ideological leanings of the author(s): (Reuters) – A climate of fear and panic has taken hold in Alabama’s immigrant community since a federal judge...
  • Schumer’s strategy to turn the ailing economy into a “Tea Party recession”

    10/12/2011 9:14:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2011 | Tina Korbe
    As Allahpundit wrote of last night's Senate vote to block the president's jobs bill, the outcome was just about as perfect as it could have been for the president, whose jobs package, loaded as it was with tax hikes Republicans were bound to reject out of hand, wasn't designed to pass in the first place. The vote last night provides the basis for Democrats to blame Republican obstructionism for the next 13 months of a slow-to-no recovery, and blame ‘em they will. But they won’t just blame “Generic Republicans.” As the Senate now lays its plans to vote piece by...
  • “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...
  • Rise of the New Confederacy (barf alert)

    10/05/2011 1:29:52 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 10/5/11 | karoli
    For two years conservatives indulged themselves in unheard-of dogwhistle campaigns against this young African-American President while enlightened liberals pointed it out in a mild, somewhat derisive fashion but with little outrage. Now, in the aftermath of the midterm 'shellacking', a New Confederacy is rising with the assistance of the tea party and John Birchers, and it's getting enough traction in Congress to do real damage. The scary part? It's working. Fact: We are NOT living in a post-racial society. Not on the liberal side, and not on the conservative side. As nice as it is to think that we've transcended...
  • Actor Samuel L. Jackson: Tea Party Racism 'Pretty Obvious'

    10/05/2011 7:47:16 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 86 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 5, 2011 | Tim Graham
    New York magazine recently tracked down actor Samuel L. Jackson to show him the Rick Perry nearly-invisible-N-word "scoop" and then asked him if he agreed with Morgan Freeman that the Tea Party was racist. Of course, he said. He also thought the Perry story was a political plus: "it's not going to hurt Perry's reputation in a whole lot of places, so it's not a big deal." New York magazine said What? He replied: "Are you serious? He's a Republican and this is America." First, on the Tea Party: "It’s pretty obvious what they are," Jackson told us. "The division...
  • Van Jones Slams the Tea Party & Praises Occupy Wall Street During ‘American Dream’ Conference

    10/05/2011 2:32:39 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4 October, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Van Jones is unabashedly anti-Tea Party. After resigning from the Obama administration back in 2009, the former “green jobs” adviser seems to have finally found a calling in railing against the conservative movement. During “Take Back the American Dream” this week, a three-day conference in Washington, D.C., intended to inspire liberal activists and their enthusiasts, Jones slammed the Tea Party, dismissing its cause as “silly” and “the worst.” However, his jabs were also countered with some positive compliments about the inner workers of the Tea Party — a movement that has become a part of the nation’s political discourse. For...
  • Huge NYC Union March Set to Spotlight Occupy Wall Street Protest

    10/04/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Mike Hall
    New York area union members will join an expected several thousand labor activists and supporters tomorrow in a Wall Street march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.The grassroots-grown protest is now in its third week, with a diverse array of people from across the country camping out in the heart of the financial district to demand Wall Street is held accountable for the schemes and reckless games that led to the nation’s economic collapse.The mostly young Occupy Wall Street protesters are “speaking for the vast majority of Americans who are frustrated by the bankers and brokers who have...
  • Are You Ready For Some... Free Speech?

    10/04/2011 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    I once had a conversation with a well-connected Democrat in Washington, D.C., with regard to lack of advertising in conservative publications. Without missing a beat, she said it was because "advertisers and corporate America are petrified of the far left. The executives at these companies fear that if they advertise in conservative outlets, the far left will harass them, boycott them, threaten them, and picket them forever until they give in to the thuggish behavior." I then pointed out that these same companies who for the most part shun conservative outlets are thrilled to advertise in far-left magazines like Mother...
  • Do Democrats Now Have An Astroturf, Anti-Tea Party Mob(Occupy Wall Street)?

    10/04/2011 8:08:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    10/4/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    From the onset, it appears that they do. Obama and fellow Dems have little to nothing to run on. Bad economy, no jobs, and Obama did not keep his promises to the Democratic base about GITMO, the Patriot Act, wiretapping laws, a public option being a necessity within the health care reform bill (or else Obama would not sign it) and so on. Obama and fellow Dems did not make Card Check and amnesty for illegals (along with the rest of the aforementioned) their first priorties, even though Obama ran on these promises. And so they must get the base...
  • Shelia Jackson Lee to conservative bloggers: 'Shut up!'

    09/27/2011 10:21:56 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 99 replies
    Spokane Conservative Examiner ^ | 09/27/2011 | Joe Newby,
    While speaking with Tavis Smiley of PBS, Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee said conservative bloggers should "shut up" and "stop playing racial politics." This from a member of the caucus that does little else but play the race card. Seconds later, Jackson Lee went on to say that buy American should be "buy African American." She also said that if Obama's jobs bill is passed, that contractors who "do not look like" her need to make sure that if they get federal money, their workforce "better be reflective of those suffering double-digit unemployment." "I don't consider it discrimination, I don't...
  • The Shadow Party Strikes Again: ‘Texans For Public Justice’... Texas Democrats’ Smear Machine

    09/22/2011 9:12:07 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-21-2011 | Bryan Preston
    The Shadow Party Strikes Again: ‘Texans For Public Justice’ is Really Part of the Texas Democrats’ Smear Bryan Preston September 21, 2011 Texans for Public Justice’s true nature is relevant because they’ve launched an ethics broadside against Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the eve of the next presidential debate, and that attack is getting picked up as if it’s not coming from a partisan hothouse. Despite their attempts to masquerade as non-partisan watchdogs, Texans for Public Justice are Democrat partisans funded by a variety of far left outfits. PJ alum Jennifer Rubin cites TPJ uncritically in a post at her...
  • Beating the Racism Card

    09/20/2011 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2011 | J.R. Dunn, Consulting Editor
    Obama is finished. It's not so much the past six weeks, rough as they were, as his own actions and responses that have finished him...........These were not the actions of a leader, a statesman, or even an adult. They will be neither forgiven nor forgotten. It's hard to see how he recovers from any of this. (And this is not even to mention the unfolding Solyndra, LightSquared, and Fast and Furious scandals; add the AttackWatch debacle and my cup runneth over.) He has no shred of reputation left to build on, no reservoir of goodwill to draw from. His approval...
  • CBC’s Cleaver Admits: If Obama Wasn’t President, Black Caucus ‘Would Be Marching on the White House’

    09/20/2011 9:33:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | Sept 20 2011 | Bryan Preston
    What’s the most obvious difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” Rather than march...
  • Obama Campaign: AttackWatch Gains Over 100,000 Sign-Ups In Less Than 24 Hours

    09/15/2011 5:55:18 AM PDT · by tlb · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Medialite ^ | September 14th, 2011 | Colby Hall
    A source within the Obama campaign has told Mediaite, that in just the first day, the user-generated research tool has been nothing short of an enormous success. “In less than 24 hours we’ve had over 100,000 people sign up at the website, which indicates significant interest from supporters.” While the volume of conservative critiques speaks to the intensity of the opposition’s feelings towards the Obama administration, at the very least this digital effort did it’s job bit perhaps instilling a little fear in the GOP campaign efforts. It’s not difficult to imagine social media staffers at the RNC scratching their...
  • Liberal Media Believes Palin/Tea Party Supporters Toothless Racists

    09/10/2011 11:59:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sarah Palin inspired her typical (yet extraordinary) level of excitement and attendance at our Tea Party Express V national bus tour rally in Manchester, NH. I overheard a national reporter commenting to two of our staff members, "Yeah, Palin draws a crowd but they are all missing teeth."I was furious! I wanted to say, "How dare you? You arrogant jerk!" I held my tongue as a representative of Tea Party Express. After attending over 200 tea parties on six national bus tours, I can assure you the majority of the attendees are extremely well informed, educated, articulate and patriotic Americans....
  • Van Jones Reveals the Strategy Behind Why the Unions & Left Are Villainizing the ‘Enemy’ Tea Party..

    09/10/2011 8:25:44 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 30 replies
    He’s Going To Break The Unpatriotic, Crazy Tea Party Bubble: Van Jones Reveals The Strategy Behind Why The Unions & Left is Villainizing The ‘Enemy’ Tea Party At a Progressive Convention http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hes-going-to-break-the-unpatriotic-crazy-tea-party-bubble-van-jones-reveals-the-strategy-behind-why-the-unions-left-is-villainizing-the-enemy-tea-party-at-a-progressive-convention/
  • OBAMA WEB TO REPORT 'GOSSIP, SMEARS, ATTACKS' ON PRESIDENT

    09/13/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 272 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.attackwatch.com/
  • Obama halts controversial EPA regulation

    09/02/2011 8:34:52 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 54 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 9/2/11 | Dina Cappiello
    President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders. Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency and directed administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the proposal, in part because of the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy. The announcement came shortly after a new government report on private sector employment report showed that businesses essentially added no new jobs last month — and that the jobless rate remained stuck at a historically...
  • Fineman: Dems Tell Me Campaign Will Be A "Down And Dirty" Attack

    09/01/2011 7:38:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sept 1, 2011 | Staff
    "When I talk to Democrats outside and inside the White House, as I did today. What I heard was a slightly different message," Howard Fineman said on tonight's "Hardball." Fineman reveals that the Democratic strategy in 2012 for the presidential and Congressional elections will be "down and dirty." "It's not going to be a 'Morning in America' campaign, it's going to be a darkness at midnight campaign about the Republicans. it's going to be about the fact that the Republicans in Congress pushed Paul Ryan's bill Medicare, about how they pushed Cut, Cap and Balance. It's about how Republicans wanted...
  • President Obama Goes For A Reset On Jobs [Will Issue "Ultimatum" To GOP!]

    08/19/2011 6:24:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 76 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 19, 2011 | Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons
    President Obama Goes For A Reset On Jobs A plan in the works aims to give the economy a much-needed boost, and he'll have to confront Republicans head-on to get it passed. August 20, 2011) Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons August 19, 2011 Reporting from Washington— As a summer of severe political and economic tumult winds down, President Obama is in quiet consultations with advisors from his vacation compound in Martha's Vineyard, mapping out a jobs package that he hopes can boost a sluggish economy and win over voters who are coming to doubt his leadership. Obama raised expectations during...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Voter ID Equals ‘Jim Crow’? Nonsense!

    08/11/2011 5:21:23 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 23 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/11/2011 | Gina Miller
    On Tuesday’s broadcast I featured the deranged thinking of the communist Left that was displayed in a column from the Communist Party USA’s website written by someone calling himself Gus Hall (although I doubt it was the Gus Hall, since the column was supposedly written in 2001, and Mr. Hall died in 2000). During my visit to the CPUSA website I also noticed another column in the People’s World section that reported union leadership has declared state attempts to get voter identification laws passed are equivalent to Jim Crow tactics. The term “Jim Crow” refers to a system of laws...
  • Obama‘s Union Buddy Trumka Says Tea Party Is Actually Trying To Destroy America

    08/08/2011 1:24:19 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 36 replies
    Obama‘s Union Buddy Trumka Says Tea Party Is Actually Trying To Destroy America’s Government And That is Super Hard For The President To Deal With http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obamas-union-buddy-trumka-says-tea-party-is-actually-trying-to-destroy-americas-government-and-that-is-super-hard-for-the-president-to-deal-with/
  • MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’

    08/07/2011 1:13:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 146 replies · 1+ views
    MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’ Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 43 mins ago The left-wing activist group MoveOn.org picked up the new liberal slogan bashing conservatives for Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating downgrade: “Tea Party downgrade.” President Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry both used the phrase on Sunday talk shows. In a Sunday afternoon email to supporters, MoveOn.org accused tea partiers of being responsible for the first-ever credit downgrade in U.S. history. “This ‘tea party downgrade’ is a shameful blow to our nation’s honor and risks throwing...
  • Cloward-Piven Paradise Now? (Good commentary)

    08/01/2011 10:44:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Combine class warfare, demonizing the rich, getting as many people onto the welfare rolls as possible, and pushing the economic system to collapse and you have a flawless formula for Cloward-Piven 2.0 -- and a vehicle that ensures Obama remains in power. Cloward-Piven is a much talked-about strategy proposed in the mid-1960's by two Columbia University sociology professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The Cloward-Piven approach was sometimes referred to as the "crisis strategy," which they believed were a means to "end poverty." The premise of the Cloward-Piven collective/anti-capitalist gospel decried "individual mobility and achievement," celebrated organized...
  • Sodexo Suit Against SEIU Uncovers Union Intimidation Manual

    07/26/2011 2:59:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 26, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    The Service Employees International Union could have written the book on how to get corporations to surrender. In fact, it has written the book. Lawyers for Sodexo USA, a subsidiary of France-based food services and facilities provider Sodexo Inc., recently revealed as much during the discovery phase of the company's federal racketeering suit against the union: an SEIU manual on how to intimidate employers. By applying extreme pressure, the monograph argued, a union can extract concessions from management on virtually any issue. Section Three of the text, fully 88 pages, can be downloaded from www.workplacechoice.org. The lawsuit, filed in March,...
  • Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and Food

    07/26/2011 11:11:29 AM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 22 replies
    July 26, 2011 | Tamar1973
    What does Korean fried chicken and tomatoes have in common? Shrill protestors attempting to shame large food companies into overcharging consumers for their product in the name of either job protection for the smaller producers or increase wages for "underpaid" workers. Both camps showed a shrewd application of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Exhibit A: Back in December of last year, Korean food chaebol Lotte started selling buckets of Korean fried chicken in their Lotte Mart grocery stores for 5,000 won each. The Lotte Mart Korean fried chicken bucket quickly gained a good enough reputation that customers stood in long...
  • The SEIU Pigs Fly

    07/26/2011 8:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | John Ransom
    One has to laugh at the clumsy way the SEIU and Americans United for Change has tried to swipe the GOP message on the budget and the debt ceiling. If the SEIU is really concerned about the debt ceiling then pigs- and maybe others- have learned to fly.   In new ads released July 21st that target select House GOP members, SEIU claims that the members are “recklessly risking default, recklessly risking jobs and the American economy. They’re willing to risk it all to protect tax breaks for millionaires, oil companies and CEOs who fly around in corporate jets.”CEOs who...
  • Americans for Tax Reform evacuated after bomb threat

    07/25/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/11 | Alex Pappas
    Staffers at Americans for Tax Reform, the anti-tax group run by conservative activist Grover Norquist, evacuated their building Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in, according to authorities. A spokesman for the Washington D.C. police department, Anthony Clay, confirmed to The Daily Caller that officers from the explosive ordnance division were called to the building that houses the organization’s D.C. offices shortly after 9 a.m. The employees have since been allowed to return to work, another officer told TheDC from the scene. No explosives were found, the officer said. Police had shut down 12th Street in Washington near...
  • Indoctrination Fridays: Students Chant for Genderless Society

    07/22/2011 5:43:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/22/11 | Kyle Olson
    This is one part of a running series entitled “Indoctrination Fridays,” a weekly review of leftist propaganda incorporated into public school curriculum, much of it geared towards elementary students.  For more of the series, please visit PublicSchoolSpending.com.Any good community organizer knows an effective protest requires two things: a bully to excoriate and a catchy slogan that resonates in the public mind.Even though most protestors are “uncomplicated” people, don’t be deceived; staging an effective rally is not a simple task.First, a bully must be identified. For progressives, a bully is anybody who disagrees with you politically, so there is no shortage of...
  • Bachmann`s fund raising very weak

    07/15/2011 1:25:52 PM PDT · by Friendofgeorge · 144 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 15 2011 | Friendofgeorge
    The much awaited figures for Michele Bachmann’s fundraising in the second quarter of the fiscal year reported today did nothing to burnish her image as the up and coming Republican. Her total of $2 million raised in the last three months plus two million more shifted from her congressional campaign account illustrated that for all of the progress her candidacy has made in the last several weeks, she seems to lack the infrastructure and staff work that more established hopefuls have already put into place. The high expectations her poll figures have produced means pulling in only $2 million has...
  • Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black

    07/15/2011 1:15:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 200 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday strongly suggested that members of Congress are making it difficult for President Obama to raise the debt ceiling because of his race. "I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president,” said Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the...
  • Michele Bachmann’s Husband is Gay Meme (Gay Activists Pushing hard on this)

    07/15/2011 12:53:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | 07/15/2011 | James Joyner
    I’ve been hearing whispers that Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, is gay for a while. It’s now exploding into a full-on meme. Given my early bedtime, I’m always at least a day late on “Daily Show” bits. Last night, I saw this episode from Wednesday: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Now, I admit, Marcus Bachmann is pudgy and has a less-than-baritone voice. But, last I checked, those aren’t the distinguishing characteristics of homosexuality. Apparently, gay activist Dan Savage has started pushing the meme hard, too. And Slate’s June Thomas is calling him out: Dan Savage begins each of his “Savage...
  • More voters would blame Republicans than Obama in absence of debt limit deal, says poll

    07/14/2011 4:38:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 62 replies
    CBS ^ | 7-14-11 | By Lucy Madison
    If Congress is unable to come to a deal to increase America's debt ceiling, more Americans will blame Republicans than will blame President Obama, says a new poll by Quinnipiac University. According to the survey, released on Thursday, 48 percent of Americans say they will blame Republicans, not President Obama, if the country's $14.3 debt limit is not raised. Thirty-four percent said they would blame Mr. Obama rather than the GOP. The poll comes on the heels of a tense round of negotiations over a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, varying accounts of which describe everything from an...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: GOP Acts Like ‘Spoiled Children’ Sitting On Their Hands During Talks

    07/14/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/13/11 | Matt Schneider
    DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: GOP Acts Like ‘Spoiled Children’ Sitting On Their Hands During Debt Talksby Matt Schneider | 3:31 pm, July 13th, 2011 Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared with Andrea Mitchell earlier today and expressed her displeasure with Senator Mitch McConnell’s plan to “shove” the debt ceiling decision back on President Obama. Instead she argued Americans want everyone in Washington to sit at the table like grown-ups and work out a deal. And she was just getting started with her maturity-based analogies. Wasserman Schultz disputed the idea that House Democrats were upset with Obama, and instead...
  • CBS: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    07/12/2011 10:45:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 376 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 7-12-11 | Corbett Daily
    President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks. "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it," Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.
  • Cummings, Schumer to hold ‘Gunwalker’ show trial against gun rights

    06/30/2011 6:04:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 June, 2011 | David Codrea
    In a move worthy of the benchmark set by the Soviet bloc for public manipulation, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) is going to hold Democratic hearings on “Project Gunwalker” tomorrow, Main Justice tells us. Why? Why is this a partisan issue? And why am I convinced this will not be a sincere attempt to delve into the truth of criminal government actions? Well, the guest list, for one: Speakers at the minority hearing will include Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), a former ATF agent and several gun control advocates. That’s the Chuck Schumer who notoriously said: "We`re going to hammer guns on...
  • Stephanopoulos Tries Savaging Bachmann

    06/28/2011 7:39:07 AM PDT · by camle · 71 replies · 1+ views
    fox nation ^ | 28-jun-2011 | fox nation
    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos said the media plans on investigating all 23 of Michele Bachmann's foster children, tries to get her to say she'd eliminate the minimum wage, tries to stir up trouble between her and Palin, and debates her about the founding fathers and slavery.