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  • In their own words: OFA and ACORN may soon look to use violence (OBAMA'S ARMY?)

    08/28/2009 7:58:58 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 43 replies · 2,240+ views
    "In their own words: OFA and ACORN may soon look to use violence against political opponents Organizing for America (OFA) is a cadre of Obama supporters, first marshaled a few weeks ago to ignite grassroots support for the President's massive budget bill. Last week, The Birmingham News reported that groups like OFA and ACORN were organizing volunteers to canvas for Obama's agenda. The iconography of the OFA marketing material is bizarre: it is affiliated not with the Democrat Party, but Barack Obama himself. Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share...
  • All For Good dot org

    06/22/2009 8:11:51 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 6 replies · 469+ views
    http://www.google.com ^ | 06222009 | TDC
    Calling Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity,Michael Savage,Mark Levin Awaiting comments on this one!
  • Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

    08/24/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 199 replies · 10,739+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 24,2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but...
  • AmeriCorps Pledge

    07/24/2009 5:35:56 PM PDT · by Docs Galore · 18 replies · 916+ views
    AmeriCorps Website ^ | July 24, 2009 | National & Community Service
    As an AmeriCorps member, you are expected to adhere to the AmeriCorps pledge. ( If you don’t have a pledge certificate, ask your project director for one.) The pledge represents the commitment you have taken to serve not just this year, but in the years ahead.
  • <b>Obama urges citizens to undertake national service</b>

    04/21/2009 8:23:51 PM PDT · by KLT · 62 replies · 1,449+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/21/09 | Ann Sanner, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college. "What this legislation does, then, is to help harness this patriotism and connect deeds to needs," said Obama, a former community organizer in Chicago.
  • New law to 'manage' 8 million 'volunteers' (Give Act, H.R. 1388)

    04/22/2009 12:20:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies · 1,907+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 21, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Obama signs huge expansion of youth brigades legislation © 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama today signed into law the "GIVE Act," H.R. 1388, which massively expands the National Service Corporation and allocates to it billions of dollars, and one executive for the program now says it will allow for the "managing" of up to 8 or 9 million people. WND has reported on plans to create the corps since Obama told a campaign stop in Colorado Springs last year he wants a "Civilian National Security Force" as big and as well-funded as the U.S. military. The bill includes a "National Service...
  • 'GIVE' creating youth brigades?

    04/12/2009 4:36:12 AM PDT · by Man50D · 25 replies · 922+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 12, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Supporters of an Americorps expansion plan pending in Congress laud its efforts to "leverage" federal dollars to boost state, local and other resources to "address national and local challenges," while critics say its fine print secretly would create an "Obama-styled army of community organizers modeled after Saul Alinsky's 'Peoples Organizations.'" So which is it? In an era in which Congress can approve thousands of pages of legislation spending hundreds of billions of dollars without reading the proposal, there seems to be no definitive answer on what some of the vague language of H.R. 1388 means. But there is enough in...
  • 'GIVE' creating youth brigades?

    04/12/2009 7:12:56 AM PDT · by classified · 25 replies · 991+ views
    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL 'GIVE' creating youth brigades? Service corps expansion gives opponents shivers Posted: April 11, 2009 9:25 pm Eastern Supporters of an Americorps expansion plan pending in Congress laud its efforts to "leverage" federal dollars to boost state, local and other resources to "address national and local challenges," while critics say its fine print secretly would create an "Obama-styled army of community organizers modeled after Saul Alinsky's 'Peoples Organizations.'" So which is it? In an era in which Congress can approve thousands of pages of legislation spending hundreds of billions of dollars without reading the proposal, there seems to...
  • Mocking Obama's Youth Service Program

    04/08/2009 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 59 replies · 2,594+ views
    Students at John Paul the Great Catholic University (www.jpcatholic) put this hilarious video together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofM3nnh5xGk&feature=channel_page
  • DeMint: 'Serve America' Dangerous to U.S.

    04/02/2009 7:00:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 881+ views
    CBN ^ | 2009-04-02 | Jennifer Wishon
    CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - The Serve America Act, named for Massachusett's Senator Ted Kennedy, is an effort to increase volunteerism. But some lawmakers say its patriotic name that hides a dangerous agenda. . . . . . "I think what we're going to see is secular causes, political causes being supported with this program," Sen. Jim DeMint R-SC told CBN News. "But you won't see this money running through faith organizations, because of this line that we've created: what we call church and state." DeMint expects organizations to emerge that counter efforts of Christian charities and for money to start...
  • Democrats Kill Provision in AmeriCorps Bill that Would Keep Funds from ACORN

    03/31/2009 8:03:35 PM PDT · by vadum · 10 replies · 600+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 30, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) tried to stand up for civil society and taxpayers last week but his effort was shot down by liberal Democratic senators.Vitter tried to prevent the radical direct-action group, ACORN, and its affiliates from benefitting under the odious national service legislation known as the (proposed) GIVE Act. The bill itself, which received a glowing review from John Podesta's pro-Obama propaganda factory, the Center for American Progress, would give government money to volunteer programs and would dramatically expand the feel-good liberal program, AmeriCorps, which ACORN and other groups have used to promote their own political objectives.Vitter's amendment to the bill known...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint Blasts National Service Bill

    03/30/2009 11:12:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,112+ views
    (Senate Floor - March 24, 2009) Mr. President, I wish to speak for few minutes on the Serve America Act. I think this is a great opportunity to talk about what is good about a lot of the Members of the Senate. I certainly appreciate and applaud the sponsors of this bill for their good intentions and know their hearts are in the right place. Some of my best friends are supporting this bill. But I think, as we look at what is good about the hearts of many Members of the Senate, we need to recognize this bill does...
  • The Increasingly Shocking Parallels Between Obama And Hitler Youth

    03/30/2009 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 34 replies · 4,683+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 30, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I came across a video that left me shaking with fear and outrage: If this footage doesn't disturb you to your very core, I don't even know what to say. We have here a militarized group of young men being steeped in not only political ideology, but in literal cult worship of Barack Obama. This was going on before the election. I still remember the video featuring a glassy-eyed girl singing, “We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeedom! Obama’s gonna change it, Obama’s gonna lead ‘em…” The cult mindset continued into his inauguration, with a creepy "Kids' Inaugural." That...
  • Hatch dedicates $6 billion GIVE/SERVE boondoggle to Kennedy; plus: mandatory service study lives!

    03/27/2009 1:50:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 1,024+ views
    M Malkin.com ^ | 3/27/09 | Michelle Malkin
    God save us from bipartisanship, part 99,995,857. GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch, co-sponsor of the $6 billion GIVE/SERVE boondoggle, has dedicated the Big Government Trojan Horse to Ted Kennedy: Sen. Orrin Hatch capped his decadeslong friendship with cancer-stricken Sen. Ted Kennedy on Thursday with a gesture that had Kennedy hugging him as other senators stood and applauded: Hatch renamed a bill they had just passed to expand national service programs the Edward M. Kennedy National Service Law. “It is a great honor to be able to add the name of a very good friend and senator, one of the most distinguished...
  • The GIVE Act HR1388 - some language now in HR1444

    03/27/2009 12:06:24 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 41 replies · 2,018+ views
    Govtrack.us ^ | 3/26/09 | Govtrack.us
    The language about mandatory volunteerism that was "missing" from the HR1388 bill voted on yesterday in the Senate, is now showing up on this bill HR1444 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-1444
  • The Real Story of How AmeriCorps Became Bipartisan [barf] [McCain, Bush, other RINOs involved]

    03/27/2009 8:22:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 779+ views
    The Wall Street Journal - Capital Journal ^ | 2009-03-27 | Steven Waldman
    On my wall I have a copy of an old fashioned Senate roll call sheet – the handwritten tally from the clerk recording the passage of the original law creating AmeriCorps in 1993. There were hash marks next to just seven Republicans. Yesterday the Senate approved a bill authorizing a tripling of AmeriCorps. It passed 79-19 – with 21 Republican votes. That’s right, more Republicans voted for the measure than against it. In 1993 those Republicans who did support it were mostly moderates. This time supporters included conservatives like Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Michael Enzi of Wyoming...
  • H.R. 1388 passed by the Senate - 26 March 2009 — Serve America

    03/26/2009 6:53:11 PM PDT · by joygrace · 50 replies · 3,808+ views
    www.catsden.wordpress.com ^ | March 26, 2009 | Catsden
    Interestingly enough an important amendment brought to the floor today was not in the H.R. 1388 when it passed the Senate today. The first presented by Sen Vitter (LA) wanted to insure that no money be made available to ACORN and its affiliates, on the grounds that it is a organization with possibly suspect behaviour and that including it in the bill would not be able to politicize charitable giving and activities. Saying that the bill doesn’t allow politicized does not necessarily protect the country from ACORN’s “so-called” charitable activities. ACORN has already received considerable funding from the government, for...
  • [DeMint] Says Obama's Plan to Expand AmeriCorps Is Unwarranted Federal Intrusion

    03/26/2009 5:09:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,179+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2009-03-26 | Ryan Byrnes
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Senate is poised to approve a dramatic expansion of the AmeriCorps national community service program. Conservatives who oppose the measure say it is an attempt to greatly expand government’s role in providing community services by replacing charitable volunteers with paid government workers. Senators voted 74-14 Monday to take up the Serve America Act, legislation that would more than triple the size of the AmeriCorps program over the next eight years, expanding its current 75,000 positions to 250,000. Last week, a similar bill that would add 175,000 participants to the program passed in the House by a...
  • Senate Passes New Bill For Education: T.A.K.E.

    03/26/2009 3:56:51 PM PDT · by writer33 · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 03/26/09 | Chris Davis
    Washington—Not taking education lightly, the U.S. Senate has drawn up their own version of H.R. 1388: Generations Invigorating and Volunteerism Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY, and aimed at “expanding service learning programs by offering year-round opportunities to children and youth and providing service opportunities for retirees.” The bill also requires that “the Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service to encourage members of the Baby Boom generation to volunteer.” Feeling that the U.S. House approach didn’t go far enough, Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV, has introduced his version: T.A.K.E. (Tax And Keep Educating).
  • How the Senate voted on a national service bill [McCain votes yes]

    03/26/2009 4:17:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 2,447+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-26
    The 79-19 roll call by which the Senate voted Thursday to triple the size of the AmeriCorps and broadly expand incentives for students and seniors to give back to their communities. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to pass the bill. Voting "yes" were 55 Democrats and 22 Republicans and 2 independents. Voting "no" were 0 Democrats and 19 Republicans.
  • GIVE Act outlaws citizens' right to protest

    03/26/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 108 replies · 3,436+ views
    It is another sound good piece of legislation. H.R. 1388 has a creative title; The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. 321 representatives of the people voted approval for this legislation which, among many other things, strikes a blow to the rights of people to mount any protests against legislation. Listen closely, it outlaws the right to mount protests against proposed legislation.
  • Ruling by a Radical

    03/26/2009 3:25:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 784+ views
    Spectator.co.uk ^ | March 25, 2009 | Melanie Phillips
    I have written before – here and here -- about the way in which the First Community Organiser was assembling a permanent force from among the American public to act as a potential means of subverting the American Constitution. As I wrote here, straight after he was elected President Obama launched Organising for America, a formal infrastructure of activism built upon his campaign’s extensive database of supporters. This was ostensibly all about encouraging the public to tell Obama about the issues that concerned them. I wrote then: But as I pointed out here, such use of community organisation also follows...
  • Community Service Bill Marginalizes Organized Religion

    03/26/2009 5:24:25 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 3/26/2009 | Sal
    The House of Representatives passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE), creating a mandate for community service among high school and college students. The bill spends $6 billion on beefing up government-paid and sponsored national service programs, and paves the way for future mandatory service by establishing a commission to explore the feasibility of such a plan. The stated goal of the Obama Administration is to require service programs in secondary schools, as well as for a period of three months to a year of service before, during, or after one’s college education. Leaving aside the already heavily...
  • Promoting Statism in the Name of Service

    03/25/2009 3:29:39 PM PDT · by joygrace · 8 replies · 615+ views
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Hogan
    With all the focus and attention on the TARP, the so-called “stimulus” bill, the nationalization of huge chunks of our economy and the various issues economic – lost in the weeds have been a host of destructive “programs” being developed and passed by the Obama-Democrat machine. Right now on the floor of the United States Senate is one of the most disturbing pieces of legislation I have seen in a long time. HR 1388, the “Serve America Act” is cloaked in feel-good rhetoric and supposedly noble goals, but it is nothing more than another Washington power-grab – this time targeted...
  • CLOSE TO HOME: How can volunteerism in America be 'mandatory'? (Op-Ed on HR 1388)

    03/25/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ann Jordan
    My parents taught me to read every word of any contract I signed. Obviously Congress doesn't follow that rule. Already we have Congress' frantic backlash from the AIG bonuses, which were in fact authorized by specific language buried deep in the stimulus bill that gave AIG its handout. Now we have more dynamite buried in the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), already passed in a whirlwind by the House and being fast-tracked in the Senate. The GIVE Act reauthorizes the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and also includes many more new...
  • Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden

    03/25/2009 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Fiddlstix · 167 replies · 7,787+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | 03/25/09 | Jonas Clark
    Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden By Jonas Clark Is this the change you really voted for? President Obama has only been in office for two months. Now we have HR 1388. The Bill was sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) with 37 others. The Bill was introduced to the floor of the House of Representatives where both Republicans and Democrats voted 321-105 in favor. Next it goes to the Senate for a vote and then on to President Obama. This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.”...
  • Senators Propose Legislation to Help Small Charities Get Management Help - S. Admt. to HR1388

    03/25/2009 9:51:39 AM PDT · by joygrace · 12 replies · 641+ views
    www.philanthropy.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | Suzanne Perry
    The Senate Finance Committee’s top two members — Democrat Max Baucus and Republican Charles E. Grassley — teamed up today to introduce legislation that would provide money to help small and medium-sized charities get training and management assistance. The legislation, introduced as an amendment to a national-service bill now being debated by the Senate, would provide $25-million over five years to a “Nonprofit Capacity Building Program” within the Corporation for National and Community Service. The amendment would “strengthen small charities around our country, especially where resources are scarce,” Senator Baucus of Montana, who chairs the finance committee, told his colleagues...
  • Obama Hitler Youth Camps

    03/24/2009 5:08:11 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 97 replies · 7,514+ views
    Chicago Craigslist ^ | 3/21/2009 | Wolfe
    <p>House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill http://www.infowars.com/house-passes-mandatory-national-service-bill/ The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.</p>
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden

    03/24/2009 2:39:22 PM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 105 replies · 8,220+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | March 24, 2009 | Jonas Clark
    Is this the change you really voted for? President Obama has only been in office for two months. Now we have HR 1388. The Bill was sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) with 37 others. The Bill was introduced to the floor of the House of Representatives where both Republicans and Democrats voted 321-105 in favor. Next it goes to the Senate for a vote and then on to President Obama. This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.” Obama’s plan is require anyone receiving school loans and...
  • Help Obama Choose Spiffiest Uniform For His "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism Education Act"

    03/24/2009 1:48:43 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 29 replies · 1,896+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/24/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views
    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    03/23/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT · by melt · 154 replies · 6,006+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 3/23/09 | Kate Phillips
    Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him. In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to...
  • S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE

    03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by joygrace · 25 replies · 2,201+ views
    www.cbo.gov, Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 23,2009 | Christina Hawley Anthony
    HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senate’s version of HR 1388, Give Act) CBO estimates S 277 would cost over $6.1 billion dollars over the 2010-2014 period. Programs funded under National Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) received appropriations of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2009, including $200 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...otherwise known as the PORKULUS/SPENDULUS Bill that passed that NO ONE in Congress read. Just lovely. Taxpayers would fund international...
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • Obama wants forced labor for school children

    11/07/2008 9:20:01 AM PST · by Khepri · 359 replies · 19,179+ views
    Office of the President-Elect ^ | 11-05-08 | Office of the President-Elect
    America Serves "When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean...
  • UPDATE-HR1388,soon to be known as S277,SENATE proceeds Vote TODAY on Cloture-Let's Blow the Whistle

    03/23/2009 3:13:22 AM PDT · by joygrace · 14 replies · 1,737+ views
    ..(snip)…Does this not raise suspicion? While we hear of the “outrage” of the people who brought us the bonus scandal, the same people are rushing to pass the GIVE Act (you give, they take): national service. Senator Reid asked that the Senate proceed to act on this bill and then immediately asked for a cloture motion. Cloture The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. A filibuster is an attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending...
  • The Obama Youth

    03/22/2009 6:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 4,686+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 22, 2009 | Bryn T. Jones
    I read a disturbing story that showed advancement of the "well funded" civilian security force that candidate Barak Obama promised, and President Obama appears to deliver. The bill is passing under the guise of "volunteer" work, but would be mandatory. The bill stipulates that middle-school children would be required 50 hours per year, high schoolers 100 hours per year, and so on through college. The program included uniforms that the children will wear. I ask, why not ad a spiffy arm band with, perhaps the Obama emblem for good measure. This program will also enlist adults on up to seniors....
  • House Passes Bill To Create Barack’s Brownshirts

    03/22/2009 6:57:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,831+ views
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | March 20, 2009 | Preston Taylor Holmes
    WHILE YOU WERE BEING DISTRACTED BY THE AIG SHAM OUTRAGE AND YOUR OWN CLASS ENVY…. the Obamessiah administration continues on with its plans behind the scenes. As we mentioned earlier in the week, The Obamessiah is pushing to community organize all of us into his own league of Socialist Brownshirts. The House passed the “Give Act” on Wednesday. How many GOP members caved and stabbed us in the back this time, you must be asking? 70. Full list of turncoats below the fold. Only one Democrat voted against it - Robert Berry of Arkansas. Kudos to him. The rest of...
  • The Death of Public Service: Serve America Act Sends Volunteerism to Hooverville

    03/21/2009 6:30:06 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 32 replies · 1,336+ views
    Hertiage Foundation ^ | March 20, 2009 | by Brian Brown
    Voluntary service, according to virtually every President since the early 20th century, has been a vital factor in America's success. It provided the groundwork from which 13 disparate colonies could grow into a mighty nation. It survived centuries of wars, depressions, and partisan politics. But today it is dead. So implies the Serve America Act (S. 277).[1] Serve America is the Senate's attempt to turn into reality President Obama's campaign promises about public service. Since the campaign, Obama has described these promises as the start of a new era of selflessness and civic responsibility. But in practice, the bill (and...
  • Obama's Brown Shirts

    03/21/2009 4:00:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 2,751+ views
    Joshua radio ^ | 3/20/09 | staff
    Remember this? (see video at link) Obama's vision of a domestic security force "just as strong, just as well funded as our military" ( and presumbly loyal to him personally) just got a lot closer. The House of representatives has just passed HR 1388 otherwise known as the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. This reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps. However, it not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes...
  • Proposed United States Public Service Academy - GAG ME!!!

    03/21/2009 4:55:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeGeorgiaPeach · 68 replies · 2,244+ views
    "The U.S. Public Service Academy will be an undergraduate institution devoted to developing civilian leaders for the public sector. Modeled on the military academies, the Academy will offer four years of tuition-free education in exchange for five years of civilian service following graduation. Its mission will be to educate, develop, and inspire civilian leaders who have the character, intellect, and experience necessary to serve the nation honorably and effectively, and who are committed to devoting their lives to public service. The initiative to build the Academy was launched by two Teach For America alumni in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,...
  • Is this a requirement, or just nationalizing all the charities?

    03/16/2009 7:49:32 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 15 replies · 853+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | 3/16/2009 | Doug Ragan
    I have been reading that Obama wants to force people to volunteer, not sure how that works. I scanned the bill because RightBias posted a link saying that it appeared to force people to serve. I could not find anything that says this is mandatory, but it does look like he wants to nationalize all charity work. Can someone please point out where the bill states that anything is required as far as serving?
  • What the heck is this???

    03/20/2009 2:44:05 PM PDT · by rang1995 · 54 replies · 3,452+ views
    Gov track us ^ | 3-18-09 | us govt
    what is this????????????? passed as an admenment on HR 1388 .
  • (IMPORTANT!!! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!)H.Amdt 49 to H.R. 1388 Prohibits Org. From Influencing...

    03/20/2009 7:41:52 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 51 replies · 3,543+ views
    projectworldawareness.com ^ | Posted on March 20, 2009 | DUO
    FULL TITLE OF THREAD H.Amdt 49 to H.R. 1388 Prohibits Organizations From Influencing... Legislation, Protesting or Petitioning. SEC. 1304. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS. Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS. `(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities: `(1) Attempting to influence legislation. `(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes. `(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing. `(4) Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements. `(5) Engaging in partisan political...
  • HR 1388/S 277 OBAMA says "It is time to STEP UP and SERVE" in a TV commerical announcing NEW Website

    03/19/2009 11:14:52 PM PDT · by joygrace · 124 replies · 5,439+ views
    http://www.usaservice.org/ ^ | March 20, 2009 | joygrace
    As HR1388,GIVE Act is on its way to the Senate as many of you know. It will be called S.277, the Kennedy/Hatch Serve America Act. It is on its way to the Senate. Tonight Obama did a TELEVISION commercial about “STEPPING UP” to serve. It sounded like HE WAS RECITING A 30-SECOND POEM and at the end of the commercial he advertised this website. Check it out. I was at my computer listening to Greta on FoxNews in the background as I worked on my computer so I didn’t see it but I heard it. Did anyone see it?...
  • HR1388 Passes House 321-105

    03/19/2009 6:10:09 AM PDT · by Tucker822 · 85 replies · 5,183+ views
    Contained in the Bill: Title VI - Sec. 1604. Duties. (5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service. (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse...
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps

    03/19/2009 4:23:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 50 replies · 1,848+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed. The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."
  • Obama’s National Security Force: The Seeds are Planted

    03/19/2009 9:13:39 PM PDT · by The Conservative Yogini · 59 replies · 2,077+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. – Woodrow Wilson (and his worship of the STATE) Way back when, during the campaign, Obama made the declaration that America needs a national civilian security force, that is “just as strong and just as well funded as the military.“ Well, folks, here it comes. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps [OBAMA'S CIVILIAN BROWN SHIRTS???]

    03/19/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 233 replies · 20,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 19, 2009 4:58 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.