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  • 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...
  • 'Fracking' protesters say drilling jobs not worth environmental risks

    09/20/2011 5:28:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Sep 2011 | Sarah Hoye
    (CNN) -- Charlotte Bevins' long blond hair blows in the wind as she stands amid protesters, her eyes red and puffy from crying. Just four months ago, Bevins' brother, Charles, lost his life in a drilling accident in central New York. He was 23, a father of two small children. Gazing at the ground, Bevins tightens her grip on the handles of the baby stroller that cradles her young niece while hundreds of protesters lining the nearby streets wave signs and yell around her. No fracking way. No fracking way. No fracking way, the crowd chants. Bevins recently made the...
  • The Left's 'Media Reform' Astroturf Keeps its Eye on Telecom

    09/19/2011 7:29:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 15th | Libertychick
    In recent weeks, I have been interested in Google and in the telecommunications companies. It’s not the typical “institutional left” topic on which I usually tend to focus. At least, not on the surface. The truth is, these industries ARE about the institutional left. And if the Obama administration and the media reformists on the left get their way, the institutional left will achieve some very significant goals over the next few years in their push to see all media publicly owned. That is, unless we all start paying more attention. Before I give you the big picture, let me...
  • Michele Bachmann Remarks

    08/12/2011 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies
    CSPAN Video ^ | 8/12/11
    The exact same spot where Pawlenty was heckled by a gay man earlier, Michele Bachmann and her husband get hit with heckling and chants of 'shame on you.' Both incidents took place today at the Iowa State Fair. There is a group of hecklers at this Bachmann speech. (video)
  • Has CA Public Utilities Commission Jumped on the ‘Media Reform’ Astroturf Bandwagon?

    07/22/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 22nd | LibertyChick
    The media reform cabal is at it again. The same professional Soros-funded astroturfers who brought us Van Jones to demand “media justice” and SaveTheInternet and Net Neutrality have been focused on a new target. For months now, Free Press, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, and the New America Foundation have been thwarting the proposed merger of cell phone providers AT&T and T-Mobile, saying the move would raise prices for consumers and cost jobs. As the deal sits with the FCC, which just this week temporarily halted its review of the proposal, AT&T and T-Mobile have tried to reassure...
  • Latest email from MoveOn.org: Our Own Tea Party?

    06/27/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 33 replies
    my email | 6-27-11
    Dear MoveOn member, "Can liberals start their own tea party?"1 That was a Washington Post headline on Friday—and it's a good question. Last week, green jobs visionary Van Jones introduced a new organization focused on progressive economic solutions: Rebuild the Dream. Rebuild the Dream is joining with organizations including MoveOn, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for Community Change, and many more, to launch a new effort to build up a people-powered movement to counter the influence of the tea party. The first step for this emerging American Dream movement is creating our own blueprint for fixing the economy—an all-new Contract...
  • Grassroots verses Astroturf

    06/01/2011 12:37:28 PM PDT · by shoff · 4 replies
    examiner ^ | 06/01/11 | Steven Hoffman
    How many times have you passed by a protest site and marveled at the dedication to come out and march for a cause. Even if you don’t agree with protest you must feel a grudging respect to the volunteers who attend these events on their own time. That in itself is a small victory for the protesters to make the public aware of their cause. Would you feel differently if you found out that these are not volunteers but paid workers for a powerful organization? These protesters would not seem so noble anymore and the message would be diluted to...
  • Democrats Recruit Protesters for GOP Town Halls

    05/17/2011 5:22:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/17/11 | Charles J. Little
    The House Democrats’ campaign wing is trolling for Medicare protesters at town halls this week in 20 Republican-held congressional districts, The Caucus Blog of The New York Times reports. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DSCC), which has launched a website called Don’t End Medicare, will provide picket signs and budget talking points to anyone who wants to attend. DSCC robo-calls denouncing Medicare reform are going out to seniors in Florida, Arizona, and other states in an attempt to ratchet up the noise level at constituent meetings with pro-reform lawmakers. Republicans say House Democrats are showing more interest in GOP meetings...
  • NY-26: Jack Davis is the First Tea-In-Name-Only

    05/12/2011 3:19:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2011 | Sam Foster
    NY-26 special election may not be in the forefront of conservative minds, but the race has serious national implications: "A win by the Democrat in this Republican district -- even if created by a phony Tea Party candidate siphoning off votes from the Republican-- will be spun as a major victory for Obama.  You will hear nothing but how it signals Obama's turnaround, how it reflects Obama's new found popularity after the bin Laden kill, and how it signals unhappiness with Republicans.  You will not hear a word in the MSM about the fact that Davis is not a real...
  • Leftists Don’t Form ‘Public Interest’ Groups–They Form Government Interest Groups

    05/04/2011 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing
    Big Government ^ | April 27th | Seton Motley
    Those of the Left rarely like to admit or acknowledge that they are of the Left. Witness their repeated vacillations on what they call themselves. It was “progressive” – until people figured out what that meant and loathed it. So they bastardized the classical definition of "liberal" – until people found out what they meant by that and loathed it. So they are now back to "progressive" – hoping that no one remembers how much they loathed it the last go 'round. So too is it with the Leftist grievance groups. The assemblages that exist aren’t really to promote their...
  • Some "Osama Killed" Celebrations Are Warmed Over Obama 2012 Rallies (Photos) (??)

    05/02/2011 9:05:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies
    NDTV-TV, New Delhi, India ^ | 2 May 2011 | NDTV-New Delhi, India
    Spot the Satanic Obama 2008 logo, again rearing its ugly head?? College students may well have an agenda I would say.Send your photos as well showing a revival of support for "The One" more so then celebrating a united AMERICAN MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCY victory, more of a hoped-for conclusion on the WOT rather than a redoubled effort to proceed even further to get more Jehadi scalps (al-Awaki, al-Zawahiri), and fully support our US military and intelligence agencies first and foremost in the process.
  • Students rally in Syria's capital over deaths

    04/11/2011 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 2 replies
    Al Jizzeera ^ | 04/11/2011
    Students gather outside capital's university to express solidarity with protesters killed campaigning for democracy. Hundreds of students have rallied in Damascus, the Syrian capital, to express solidarity with pro-democracy protesters killed over the weekend. The rare demonstration on Monday at Damascus University reportedly turned violent when security forces beat up and arrested several protesters who were shouting for freedom and unity, witnesses told the Associated Press news agency. Ammar Qurabi, head of Syria's National Organisation for Human Rights, told the AP news agency that one student had died after he was shot in the demonstration. Video footage posted online showed...
  • Democratic Activists Plan Protest to Dump Trash at Boehner's Home Saturday.

    04/08/2011 1:52:23 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/21
    Democratic activists, angry that Washington residents pay taxes but have no voting representation in Congress, have set up a Facebook page to urge protesters to dump their trash outside Boehner's home if the government shuts down Friday night.
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros is Dangerous

    04/02/2011 4:34:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2011 | Human Events
    Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a who’s who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros’ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty...
  • (Madison, WI) Protests more aggressive than usual; police barriers broken down

    03/10/2011 2:49:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | March 9, 2011 | Alexa Sunby
    Updated Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:46:18 a.m. After learning the state Senate passed the collective bargaining portion of the budget repair bill without the 14 missing Democrats, the Capitol erupted Wednesday evening as protesters flooded the closed building against a court order. The hearings where the Senate passed the bill lasted less than a half hour, prompting the building to officially close around 6:30 p.m. Protesters outside chanted in frustration, “Let us in.” ...DOA spokesperson Tim Donovan said law enforcement officers attempted to prevent forced entry from happening but were unable to because of the large volume of people. “We’re...
  • SEIU Paying Protesters

    03/02/2011 6:52:38 PM PST · by MsLady · 32 replies
    My Hubby heard this from his friend | March 2, 2011 | MsLady
    Ok, I haven't been reading much the last couple of days, so many be I missed something. My hubby just told me that one of his friends relatives son is being paid by SEIU to protest at the Capitol in Wisconsin. Has there been news about this? Or am I a day late and a dollar short?
  • Unions Advertising On Craigslist For Rent-A-Mob Protesters! (Indiana)

    03/01/2011 9:15:42 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    tcrlaf ^ | 3-1-11 | TCRLAF
    SendShaqtoIraq posted this on the Indiana forum a little bit ago. I thought everyone should see this. Check to see if your local Dems are doing this, and flag the posting as spam!! "Just found this on Indy craigslist: Stand, Walk, Chant, Protest (Downtown)Date: 2011-03-01, 11:03AM EST Reply to: gigs-5rcwm-2240867280@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] We need more men to protest this coming week. We will call in the morning on when we will need you. We pay $7.50. You will be helping out middle class workers in our State. This job is only for 4 - 6 hours at...
  • [AstroTurf] Group of volunteers leading Wis. protest efforts

    02/26/2011 4:57:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | February 26, 2011 | By JASON SMATHERS
    MADISON, Wis. — Harriet Rowan was among the first to join the Wisconsin Capitol protest village. That was on Valentine's Day. The University of Wisconsin senior made a snap decision to coordinate protest efforts, producing signs with media talking points and starting a Twitter feed detailing legislative meeting times, union rally locations and details on day-to-day life in the Capitol. Madison residents have opened their doors to out-of-town visitors, offering lodging to anyone friendly to unions. Busloads of supporters from Los Angeles and elsewhere arrive to boost the numbers. Paul Adler, who arrived from Washington, D.C., said he didn't know...
  • Sponsors of the Moveon.org 'Rally to save the American dream' rally on Saturday. (Counter Protest!)

    02/25/2011 8:56:50 AM PST · by invaderzim · 20 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 02.25.11 | Hear Us Now
    SEIU, AFL-CIO, Progressive States, Democracy for America... a few of the many. http://hearus-now.org/?p=1636
  • The Overreach of the Special Interests of the Left

    02/23/2011 9:13:15 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | Feb 23 ,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    The public employee unions and AARP have spent the last decade at war with the people they purport to serve. The Washington Post's Robert Samuelson wrote about AARP earlier this week, and Salem's Lee Habeeb tackled the "Astroturf activists" of Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana. Both will be on today's show to discuss the collapse of credibility of the AARP's and of the public employee unions, and I will continue to urge everyone over 55 to join the rapidly expanding AMAC as we work to build a counterweight in Washington to the hard left politics of AARP. AARP's decline in the...
  • Obama’s Attempt to Distance Himself From Wisconsin Rally Fails

    02/22/2011 4:02:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 21, 2011 | Alana Goodman
    In a good indication that the Wisconsin protests have become a liability for Democrats, the White House and the DNC have clumsily attempted to distance themselves from the event in the New York Times: "Administration officials said Sunday that the White House had done nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin — nor was it doing so in Ohio, Florida and other states where new Republican governors are trying to make deep cuts to balance their budget. … And, officials and union leaders said, reports of the involvement of the Democratic National Committee — specifically Organizing for America, the grass-roots...
  • Documents show Wisconsin unrest orchestrated and spreading

    02/19/2011 8:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/19/11
    While part of the current unrest in Wisconsin is driven by local issues, new information has been uncovered indicating an orchestrated attempt to stir up 'worker protests' not only in Wisconsin but in at least a dozen states. The coordinated effort is part of a 'revolution' spearheaded in part by a group called 'Heartland Revolution,' a Kentucky-based political action organization. The group was first envisioned by a Kentucky Democrat, John Waltz, who announced his candidacy in 2009 to oppose 2-term Republican Geoff Davis for the 4th Congressional District. Waltz was defeated in the November 2010 midterm elections but embarked on...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s war on democracy

    02/19/2011 5:56:56 AM PST · by radioone · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 18, 2011 | Editorial Staff
    Message to Wisconsin taxpayers: President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have declared war on you. Message to other states: You're next. The political unrest in Wisconsin, billed as some kind of grass-roots uprising, is being organized and directed by Barack Obama's Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee. This development is consistent with Mr. Obama's instructions for supporters to "get in the face" of those who oppose them, but in this case, they are seeking to derail a lawful legislative process.
  • DNC Caught Organizing Wisconsin Protests

    02/17/2011 5:03:21 PM PST · by Velveeta · 81 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 2/17/2011 | FOXNation
    The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America arm -- the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign -- is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.
  • New FCC plan to oversee Internet draws GOP fire

    12/01/2010 9:47:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/10 | David Eldridge
    Attracting immediate fire from congressional Republicans, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday outlined a modified "net neutrality" plan that would expand the federal government's power to regulate traffic over the Internet. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, President Obama's pick to head the agency, said he was pushing for an FCC board vote later this month on his proposal - before the next Congress is seated with a GOP majority in the House and an expanded Republican minority in the Senate. The chairman's modified proposal was seen as decidedly more friendly to business interests than a proposal he outlined...
  • Hands Off Our Net

    12/01/2010 7:47:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Regulation: In the name of fairness, a Federal Communications Commission plan to impose "net neutrality" without any legislative or legal authority will in effect be silencing a conduit for the truth that keeps us free. The Internet is once again under attack, not from hackers intent on spilling secrets or causing mischief, but by an administration intent on controlling the free flow of information that it views as a threat to its expanding power. According to the Hill, which obtained a copy of the FCC's tentative December agenda just after midnight Wednesday, the government agency will seek to impose rules...
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a Soros funded net neutrality astroturf group

    10/30/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The first direct link above is to Soros' own web page. Many of you will choose not to click on it and well that's your choice. But some of you should actively look and see for yourself. Open the PDF, scroll down to the year 2008. Electronic Frontier Foundation got 300,000 dollars from Soros. Now scroll down to the year 2007. Another 100,000 dollars. So the total is 400k. And there is more. Let's take a look at who it is that sits on their various boards: http://www.eff.org/about/advisoryboard I am aware of Ethan Zuckerman being a Soros buddy because of...
  • Arianna Huffington paying for 10,000 New Yorkers' buses to Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert D.C. rally

    10/30/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    Daily News ^ | Oct 30, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Millionaire blogger Arianna Huffington is picking up the bus fare for more than 10,000 New Yorkers headed Saturday to Comedy Central's "Rally to Restore Sanity." "It was a moment of irrational exuberance," Huffington joked in an interview with the Daily News, admitting she never expected so many people to take her up on the offer.
  • KUHNER: The Soros empire

    10/29/2010 8:35:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    ...Mr. Soros is the sugar daddy of the Democratic Party and the modern left. His net worth is more than $7 billion. He is one of the richest and most influential men in the world. Almost every major liberal organization, think tank or media outlet has been the beneficiary of Mr. Soros' largesse. The Nation magazine, Mother Jones, Media Matters, MoveOn.org, NPR and the Center for American Progress - all together they have received tens of millions of dollars from the financier. They serve as front groups and propaganda vehicles to promote Mr. Soros' brand of transnational socialism. ..Mr. Soros...
  • Rand Paul Protester Previously Arrested For Vandalizing [ Paid by MoveOn.org ]

    10/27/2010 11:46:07 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 63 replies
    thehayride.com ^ | Oct 26 2010 | MacAoidh
    Before last night’s U.S. Senate campaign debate in Kentucky between Rand Paul and Jack Conway, a fracas ensued when a left-wing activist approached Paul wearing a blond wig and carrying an anti-Paul sign. The activist accosted the Republican candidate, upon which she was wrestled to the ground and had her head stepped on by some overzealous and hypersensitive Paul supporters. Interestingly enough, the activist – whose name is Lauren Valle – seems to have spent some time in Louisiana earlier this year. And Valle picked up a citation for rather uncivil conduct during her stay in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Per...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Protesters Make Baby Trig Cry When Screaming at Sarah Palin "Go home...you stink!" (PHX TPX)

    10/22/2010 1:27:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 190 replies · 1+ views
    Friday, Ocotber 22, 2010 | Andrea Shea King via Third Wave Dave
    ***UPDATE III: 12:20 PM Phoenix rally--Sarah Palin was preparing to leave, walking to the TPX bus when protesters begin yelling for her to "go home" and that she "stinks." Baby Trig was in her arms, scared and crying. Security was around Palin and got her onto the bus ok. Lovely people, the Left. (Photos and report by Andrea Shea King.) Note by Kristinn after conversation with ASK:Two protesters waiting near the bus were holding an anti-Gov. Brewer sign and banner. Andrea Shea King was right there waiting at the bus door. The protesters started screaming at Sarah Palin as she...
  • Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters

    10/20/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros. In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. “Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan...
  • Cameraman Claims Video Shows Day Laborers Holding Pro-Boxer Banners

    10/14/2010 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2010
    An amateur cameraman claims he's got video proof that California Sen. Barbara Boxer's supporters enlisted day laborers to hold signs protesting her Republican opponent. Derek Broes, a supporter of GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina, has released a video he shot outside a Pasadena debate that showed two Spanish-speaking men holding a slapdash white sign accusing "corporate cash" of loving the Republican candidate. Though the audio is hard to hear, one of the men clearly says he did not make the sign -- another appears to say a "lady" was paying them to hold it.
  • How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)

    10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi
    It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and...
  • Stink of desperation attends Jon Stewart DC rally

    10/12/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    Ameican Thinker ^ | October 12, 2010 | Thomas LIfson
    Viacom, owner of Comedy Central, is pulling out all the stops (and then some) to avoid an embarrassing turnout for Jon Stewart's announced rally in Washington, DC, squandering corporate funds in a desperate bid to stave off humiliation -- from Glenn Beck. John Nolte of Big Hollywood obtained a memorandum which seems to be intimidating employees into boarding free busses (apparently paid for by the company) in New York City, and undertaking an 11 hour round trip on their Saturday holiday, to puff up the numbers for Stewart's event.
  • VP Biden Demands Crowd: "Chant Obama's Name"

    10/11/2010 12:34:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 1+ views
    White House Brief ^ | October 10, 2010 | WHB Staff
    Here's an example of the administration looking for the campaign '08 love back, then demanding it and then lying about how much love there is... From the White House Poll Reporter - Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post Sunday 10/10/10 in Philadelphia: "POTUS got on stage at about 5pm after Biden introduced him, and urged thecrowd to chant the president's name. Remarks will go out soon, but Obamatouched on similar themes from previous speeches. Obama said that he wasglad to "see this crowd fired up.""I've got to make sure you stay fired up.".
  • Arianna's $250K Bus to Jon Stewart Rally a 'Shock' at HuffPo HQ

    10/11/2010 9:56:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 10/11/10 | Josh Dickey and Sharon Waxman
    Arianna Huffington’s surprise gift to Jon Stewart -- a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington -- was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post. And the cost of the grand gesture -- an estimated $250,000 for 100 buses for thousands of New Yorkers -- is making some of Huffington Post’s finance executives wince, according to insiders. HuffPo’s President Greg Coleman agreed that the gesture came a surprise, but denied that there was any internal tension as a result.
  • Busted- High School Students Admit They’re Getting Class Credit to Attend Leftist One Nation Rally

    10/04/2010 10:56:46 AM PDT · by Justaham · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-4-10 | Jim Hoft
    How sad. This leftist rally was a complete astroturfed sham. No justice. No Peace. Not only were thousands of supporters given free rides by unions and the NAACP to the rally, far left teachers at High School for Math, Science and Engineering were giving students class credits to attend. High School kids are forced to attend the one Nation rally in order to graduate. SSL (Student Service Learning) hours are required by many state governments to graduate High School, so kids must attend these rallies. Apparently, the organizers were willing to use any means to bring thousands to the rally.
  • Big labor mobilizing Tea Party alternative

    10/04/2010 10:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | October 1, 2010 12:21 p.m. EDT | By Jim Acosta and Rachel Streitfeld
    It sounds like a political classified ad. "Wanted: unemployed voters." That's the message from one of the nation's biggest labor unions, the AFL-CIO. Between now and Election Day, the union's community outreach organization known as Working America will be recruiting jobless Americans for a new political movement. The idea? To match the energy of the conservative Tea Party movement. The goal? To keep Democrats in power in Washington. "We want to give people a choice," said Kim McMurry, a union organizer with Working America.
  • One Nation Rally Trashes WWII Memorial and Arlington Cemetery's Memorial Bridge

    10/02/2010 7:48:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 165 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, October 2, 2010 | Kristinn
    Video and photos taken today after the One Nation Working Together Rally concluded show that participants left significant amounts of trash at memorials in our nation's capital dedicated to fallen American servicemen.The World War II Memorial on the National Mall, which is opposite the Lincoln Memorial where the rally was held this afternoon, had food trash and rally signs all around the granite seating along the perimeter of the Pacific side of the memorial. Colorful signs bearing the logo of rally co-sponsor SEIU are prevalant. Among the signs and water bottles strewn about is what looks like an uneaten Twinkie...
  • Screen Actors Guild Encourages Members to Join Oct. 2nd DC March

    10/01/2010 8:09:53 AM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 15 replies
    email | Sept. 30, 2010
    ONE NATION WORKING TOGETHER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 Screen Actors Guild is proud to support the One Nation Working Together March in Washington D.C., and in cities across the country, this Saturday, October 2. We represent the most diverse membership of any labor union on earth. We have members who are months-old, others in their nineties and every age in between. We are conservatives, moderates, progressives and liberals, non-believers and people of every faith, members of every ethnic group and national heritage, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. In short, we are a microcosm of the rich diversity of the...
  • The Coffee Party Now Embarrasses Media Which Hyped It

    09/27/2010 3:25:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9-27-10 | Thomas Lifson
    The faux "rival" to the tea parties has become an embarrassment to the left and the journalists who hyped it. Last winter, it sounded like such a good idea to the left: gin up a rival to the tea parties and call it The Coffee Party. Pretty standard Astroturf agitprop material -- the kind of thing David Axelrod excelled at when selling his services to Chicago utility Commonwealth Edison (headed back then by Bill Ayers' daddy, Tom Ayers), which needed the appearance of public support for building a new power station. Purportedly, the whole Coffee Party grew exponentially when an...
  • Picketers for Hire [Union hires non-union workers to protest Wal-Mart & pays less than Wal Mart]

    09/17/2005 8:19:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies · 1,884+ views
    asvegasweekly.com ^ | Stacy J. Willis
    http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/2005/09/08/awsi1.html Picketers for Hire The strange business of protesting jobs that may be better than yours By Stacy J. Willis The shade from the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market sign is minimal around noon; still, six picketers squeeze their thermoses and Dasani bottles onto the dirt below, trying to keep their water cool. They're walking five-hour shifts on this corner at Stephanie Street and American Pacific Drive in Henderson—anti-Wal-Mart signs propped lazily on their shoulders, deep suntans on their faces and arms—with two 15-minute breaks to run across the street and use the washroom at a gas station. Periodically one of them...
  • McCain Running Mate Palin Supported ‘Nazi Sympathizer’

    08/31/2008 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1,259+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-31-08 | Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel
    (IsraelNN.com) “John McCain's decision to select a vice presidential running mate that endorsed Pat Buchanan for President in 2000 is a direct affront to all Jewish Americans. Pat Buchanan is a Nazi sympathizer with a uniquely atrocious record on Israel, even going as far as to denounce bringing former Nazi soldiers to justice and praising Adolf Hitler" Jewish US Congressman Robert Wexler criticized John McCain’s Friday announcement of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, saying that it is an insult to Jews. Wexler, an ultra-left representative from Florida, cited Palin's endorsement of Pat Buchanan - whom Wexler called...
  • FREEPER CALL TO ACTION: Call Politico To Take Down Hitler/Palin Headline

    06/25/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 33 replies
    Politico - Sarah Palin praises Hitler column..... FREEPER CALL TO ACTUON - Call Politico!! Go to their website and under the contacts call the number, (703) 647-7999, and leave a message for Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris, Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, Managing Editor Bill Nichols. Use the dial by last name feature to let them know that this articles title is unacceptable.
  • Roger Ebert: Calls Sarah Palin Hitler, Says America Is At Fault for GZ Mosque Troubles

    08/23/2010 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 38 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/23/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Roger Ebert is nothing if he isn't a knee-jerk leftist, absolutely without a single original political or cultural thought in his head and his latest meandering post on the Sun-Times hosted Roger Ebert's Journal is a perfect example. His piece is titled "Ten things I know about the mosque" but it doesn't seem like there really are ten things nor are they all about the mosque. After reading his wandering post one is tempted to believe that the only reason he posted the thing was to find an excuse to attack Sarah Palin, someone that has nothing to do with...
  • Outrage Of The Day

    09/17/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/17/2010 | Don Surber
    Welcome to the re-election campaign of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson. From Jim Hoft: "Vile protestors with Nazi signs were caught on film returning to Rep. Debbie Halvorson's office this week after protesting in front of Americans for Prosperity offices in Chicago." Not only did the Nazi sign-carrying protesters include "her" staffers - people you and I pay as federal workers - but these Nazi's included Anna Markowski, Jim Hoft reported. Who? From Jim Hoft: "It looks like Anna Markowski was not only a regional director for Obama, but was also an OOS Volunteer Coordinator." [link at URL] "Another one of...
  • Labor and liberal groups to hold Oct. 2 rally on Mall to counter Beck, Tea Party

    09/01/2010 12:34:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 120 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9/1/10 | Jon Ward
    Labor leaders, liberal religious leaders and the NAACP will hold a rally on the National Mall on October 2, one month before the fall midterm elections, in an attempt to show they too have political clout and momentum in response to last Saturday’s massive gathering of Tea Party types led by Fox News host Glenn Beck. (snip) Holt Baker said that the Oct. 2 rally would also be apolitical, which is similar to how Beck, who gathered a crowd estimated to be between 100,000 and 300,000, described his event.
  • Ed Schultz: I bet I could match Glenn Beck (Dream On!)

    09/01/2010 9:08:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/1/10 7:35 AM EDT | ANDY BARR
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz says he wasn’t impressed by the crowd Fox's Glenn Beck was able to draw to Washington over the weekend, saying he could “easily” match Beck. “I could get every union head in this country, I could organize every progressive group in this country, the main bloggers,” Schultz said on his radio show Tuesday. “This could be The Ed March.” Schultz used NBC News’ projection of 300,000 attendees to Beck’s rally as the baseline he could reach — though CBS and others have placed the number of Beck supporters at less than 100,000. “Folks, 300,000 people on...