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  • Jonestown Massacre Victim Remains Found in Delaware

    08/07/2014 1:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
    The cremated remains of nine people who died in the 1978 American cult mass suicide and murder in a South American town have turned up in a defunct Delaware funeral home. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science visited the former Minus Funeral Home along the 200 block of Queen Street in Dover last week after receiving a request to check out the site, officials said Thursday. Once inside, officials say they found 38 containers filled with cremated remains from 1970 through the 1990s. Nine of those remains were identified as victims of the Jonestown, Guyana, massacre.
  • The Cult (NOT the band)

    12/27/2013 12:28:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 11 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/27/2013 | Mononymous1
    One thing liberals do extremely well is project their own inadequacies, emotions and so on, to others. John Podesta, couldn’t wait to announce, in his own way, the fact that he was once again wielding executive power over Americans by comparing House Republicans to the Jim Jones cult. First, the ideology behind what Jim Jones had setup in Guyana is much more in line with what the imbecile Podesta obviously believes. If there is a political cult in this country, it is mainly comprised of the followers of the Democrat party; its elected officials in Congress, the fainters, the weepers,...
  • Leftist cult leader compared to Republicans

    12/18/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-18-13 | El Presidente
    White House advisor foolishly compares leftist cult to evil Republicans. In 1976, The People's Temple's renowned socialist, social justice advocate, and King of Kool-Aid, the Rev. Jim Jones, moved his communist flock from the racist confines of the Fascist States of America (San Francisco apparently being too far right wing for his liking) to the glorious utopia known as Guyana. Within two years, The People's Temple (no connection to The People's Cube) had over 900 people's in Guyana living out the socialist dream of shared sacrifice and equal distribution of misery. But, like what always happens in a "People's" society,...
  • Podesta apologizes for Jonestown crack

    12/18/2013 10:51:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Justin Sink
    John Podesta, the former Clinton chief of staff who was recently named a special adviser to President Obama, apologized Wednesday for comparing the Republican Party to the cult at Jonestown in an interview earlier this year. _________________ Tweet: John Podesta @johnpodesta In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected. 10:04 AM - 18 Dec 2013 _________________ Podesta made the comment while arguing that the White House needed to embrace executive action because of intransigence among House Republicans. "They need to focus on executive action given that...
  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Speaker John Boehner’s office ripped John Podesta, the incoming counselor to President Barack Obama, for comments he made to POLITICO, comparing House Republicans to followers of Jim Jones, who murdered five people, including then-Rep. Leo Ryan, before committing mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. “For those who’ve forgotten, a Democratic member of Congress was murdered in Jonestown and a current one, Rep. Jackie Speier, was shot five times during the same incident,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement to reporters. “If this is the attitude of the new White House, it’s hard to see how the president gets...
  • Obama White House Calls GOP a "Cult Worthy of Jonestown"

    12/18/2013 8:41:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 18, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    Today, Politico confirmed that governing-by-executive-fiat is exactly what Podesta has in mind. The only shocking part of the story is Podesta's justification for shredding the Constitution: In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administration’s interest in shifting the paradigm of Obama’s presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “They need to focus on executive action given that they...
  • New WH Advisor Podesta: GOP 'A Cult Worthy of Jonestown'

    12/18/2013 7:51:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/17/13 | Truth Revolt
    New Obama White House advisor John Podesta told Politico that Republicans are akin to the mass suicide cult in Jonestown, and that President Obama therefore needed more power. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” Podesta said. Jonestown was a community formed in Guyana by cult leader Jim Jones. 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two poisoning themselves. Rory Cooper, communications director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, ripped Podesta’s comments, pointing out that innocent...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'

    02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Time magazine’s Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to “sedition.” Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives. On this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of “purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.” “I got to say, this is Jonestown. These...
  • Parents: Don’t Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid

    09/20/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 19, 2011 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Kool-Aid. It conjures up contradictory images.  On the one hand, it brings to mind thirsty gulps, drink-stained lips, and happy children.  On the other, it suggests the shadow of the Jonestown massacre, where a cult leader killed his followers, including children, by spiking their sugary drinks with poison.  It tasted good going down but led to inevitable death. These days, too many of our children are drinking spiked Kool-Aid. ] And it’s being served to them by unwitting educators, dysfunctional celebrities, government leaders, and the whole of pop culture. What’s in the Kool-Aid? The sweet flavor of unrestrained sexual pleasure...
  • Indiana eatery pulls billboards with cult references (Jonestown/Koolaid references)

    02/22/2011 11:45:51 AM PST · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 2/21/11 | n/a
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A northern Indiana restaurant that erected billboards referring to the 1978 Jonestown cult massacre in which more than 900 people died has removed the signs following complaints that the signs were offensive...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Catholic Church is Like Jonestown Suicide Cult

    04/07/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 471+ views ^ | 4-7-10 | Matthew Balan
    On her April 5 satellite radio show, Rosie O'Donnell took her anti-Catholicism to a new level by likening the Catholic Church to the Jonestown cult. As Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer put it, "in Rosie's twisted world, there's really no distinction to be made between the Pope and Jim Jones, murderous cult leader responsible for the deaths of more than 900 people in the Guyanese jungle." O'Donnell certainly has a past of Catholic/Christian bashing. On the April 19, 2007 edition of ABC's The View, she expressed her concern that having five Catholic Supreme Court justice somehow violated the separation...
  • WITNESS TO JONESTOWN ON MSNBC (but Congress airing) Can't make this stuff up

    03/21/2010 4:59:37 PM PDT · by preamble · 7 replies · 539+ views
    The documentary ON JONESTOWN 1978 with Soledad Obrien is scheduled to be replayed 6-8pm TONIGHT> that's what it says on my TV!!! You can't make this up!
  • (Vanity) Obama townhall: "Mr. President, it's an honor to stand before you."

    01/22/2010 11:19:40 AM PST · by jsdjason · 14 replies · 878+ views
    So apparently the people asking questions view Zero as an emperor. Truly sickening to watch.
  • Young voters who helped elect Obama stayed home

    11/04/2009 1:33:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,692+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 4, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Last year, 23-year-old Rashida Hill watched the presidential debates, visited the college political party meetings and put a Barack Obama bumper sticker on her townhouse door. She voted for Obama because she felt like the election was about "being a part of something." But on Tuesday, the Virginia Commonwealth University student didn't bother voting in the governor's race because, she said, the candidates didn't give her anything to get excited about. "The simple fact is, unless you put it in front of somebody, they're really not going to seek it out," Hill said.
  • College kids recruited to join Obama's 'army'

    08/25/2009 6:11:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 70 replies · 3,060+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    President Obama's army of citizen volunteers is now actively recruiting college students in states across the country to "build support for President Obama's agenda" – and earn college credit while advocating for "change." Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America, or OFA. The movement some call "Obama 2.0" is now recruiting students and offering to provide credits toward degree plans in exchange for their advocacy skills. A message from OFA national volunteer coordinators announcing the recruitment campaign and internship opportunities has been posted on...
  • Teen Burns, Stomps American Flag

    07/08/2009 11:08:22 PM PDT · by kenth · 33 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | 07/08/2009 | Jim Iovino
    Burner charged with desecrating a flag A teen claimed she was "making a statement" when she lit an American flag on fire with a cigarette lighter and then stomped on it in the middle of traffic, according to police. The incident occurred just hours after Americans celebrated Independence Day with fireworks celebrations across the region. Two officers said they saw Rebecca Ellen McKimmie, 18, of Ocean City, Md., light the flag on fire early Sunday morning while standing between two lanes of traffic near the Route 50 Bridge. Police said once it was lit she then stomped on it in...
  • All Students Must Answer the Call to Service (Zu Befehl, mein Führer!)

    03/30/2009 10:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 864+ views
    The Hoya ^ | March 30, 2009 | Nick Troiano
    A strong sense of civic duty, coupled with a weak economy, is leading many college students to national service as a way to earn money for school while giving back to their country. This comes at a time when President Obama has renewed a call to service for all Americans, an “all hands on deck” approach to solving many of the systemic problems our country faces. When he signs the Serve America Act into law, which was recently passed by Congress with incredible bipartisan support thanks to groups like Georgetown’s chapter of ServeNext, young people will face unprecedented opportunities to...
  • 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....
  • Will President Obama be using Mr. TelePrompter on Leno?

    03/18/2009 10:44:17 PM PDT · by airedale · 59 replies · 1,875+ views
    The reports are that President Obama will not be doing his bit on Leno live and that it will be prerecorded. Not only that the press both live and still will be barred except for some stills during a break. The Tonight Show and the White House will provide the still shots for the press pool. The press should be howling about this but it's Obama This raises the question will Mr. TelePrompter be present and used by President Obama? Will he be given questions in advance by Leno so he can respond with Mr. Teleprompter's words? Will Leno's staff...
  • Obama Thanks Himself, Irish PM Repeats Speech in Teleprompter Meltdown

    03/18/2009 12:10:43 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 93 replies · 5,978+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | AP
    Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen reads word for word a speech that Obama had just read from a teleprompter, while the president apparently thanked himself for the invitation. WASHINGTON -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given. Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No...
  • Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

    03/05/2009 9:28:59 PM PST · by pissant · 57 replies · 2,415+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/5/09 | Michael Boskin
    t's hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president's policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crisis. The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end. Instead of combining the best policies of past Democratic presidents -- John Kennedy on taxes, Bill Clinton on welfare reform and a balanced budget, for instance -- President Obama is returning to Jimmy...
  • "Kool Aid" seems to be the most popular drink today. (vanity)

    03/03/2009 9:16:45 PM PST · by Rca2000 · 12 replies · 467+ views
    3-2-09 | RCA20200 many of you out there STILL have a lot of friends, family or coworkers that are still drinking the "Kool aid"?? One would think--that after the way that the "Bamster's" "help" has been received by the stock mkt, and such--that thinking people would NOT still be "going for it", where his lies are concerned. But where I work--my boss and her WHOLE family are STILL enamored by "the one". And no matter WHAT happens--it is ALL "Bush's fault and of course..the republicans..I hear it EVERY day. And nothing I can say makes any difference to her. She even refuses...
  • Liberalism is a Psychology

    02/25/2009 10:36:20 PM PST · by Mier · 16 replies · 1,050+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | August 05, 2004 | Eric Alan Beltt
    Many conservatives are absolutely perplexed by the question of what motivates liberals to take the patently wrong political positions they do. It’s difficult to explain it without believing such obviously wrong ideas like liberals are just stupid, or they want to destroy our country, but sometimes we resort to those explanations out of pure frustration. But what is the explanation? Why do seemingly good, intelligent people take positions that cause so much harm in the face of all the facts? I’ve finally stumbled upon the answer, and it’s so stunningly simple, yet profound in its implications, that it’s absolutely mind-boggling....
  • FBI Director Warns of Mumbai-Style Attacks in U.S.

    02/23/2009 8:44:12 PM PST · by trying17 (AKA DrGop0821) · 23 replies · 906+ views ^ | 2/23/2009 | conservativexpress
    Almost 200 people were killed and over 300 injured in last year's terror attacks in Mumbai, India. Newsmax reports: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III issued a new warning Monday that terrorists are prepared to conduct Mumbai-style attacks on U.S. soil.
  • Obama's Nonbeliever Nod Unsettles Some

    01/25/2009 2:58:11 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 7 replies · 934+ views
    aol ^ | Melinda Hennenberger
    (Jan. 23) - Not everyone was happy with President Barack Obama's nod to nonbelievers and non-Christians in his inaugural address. And some of the stiff criticism about Obama’s religious inclusiveness is coming from African-American Christians who maintain that no, all faiths were actually not created equal. "For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness," the new president said. "We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth," he also said. Nothing too controversial, proclaiming that America's strength lies in its diversity. But between those two statements, the new president...
  • Obama gets his opening grade (Gallup poll)

    01/24/2009 12:08:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 1,039+ views ^ | January 24, 2009 | MIKE ALLEN
    The Gallup Poll on Saturday released the first job-approval rating for President Obama, based on interviews during his first three full days in office: 68 percent. Now that he’s in office, Obama’s approval ratings are starting to normalize, as partisan back-and-forth picks up. Just a week ago, Gallup found an astonishing 83 percent approval of how he has handled his transition, showing he had even won over most Republicans. The new job-approval figure puts him at the upper end of opening poll numbers for presidents, but doesn’t set a record
  • The Cult of...Obama

    01/12/2009 9:10:25 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 704+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/13/2009 | Dr. Dave
    One of these day's I'll have to find other subject matter to write about, but stupidity isn't particular. Here we have "larger than life art," according to our giddy narrator, from Chicago elementary school kids, bringing this sky-view image of Barack Obama to life. See video here:
  • Spider-Man celebrates Obama as "nerd-in-chief"

    01/12/2009 6:41:52 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 9, 1:21 pm | Claudia Parsons and Karina Huber Claudia Parsons And Karina Huber
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Barack Obama will be "nerd-in-chief" when he takes office as U.S. president this month, according to Marvel Comics, which is putting him on the cover of its next "Spider-Man" comic.
  • A Monument for Obama (The best 44th President Ever!)

    12/31/2008 1:53:41 PM PST · by mojito · 57 replies · 1,871+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/20/2008 | Bret Stephens
    The contemplated monument shall be like him in whose honor it is to be constructed, unparalleled in the world. . . . [It] should blend stupendousness with elegance, and be of such magnitude and beauty as to be an object of pride to the American people, and of all who see it. -- Design objectives for the Washington Monument, 1832 Why wait? As its first order of business in the coming year, the 111th Congress must establish the Barack H. Obama Presidential Monument Commission, to approve the design and fund the construction (with a target completion date of Jan. 21,...
  • 'Glorious' Obama coin no more than a trinket

    12/25/2008 6:44:45 PM PST · by melt · 44 replies · 2,264+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/25/08 | DONNA LEINWAND
    The TV ads tout a "genuine" U.S. Inaugural Presidential Dollar showing President-elect Barack Obama depicted in "glorious full color" for just $9.95, plus shipping and handling. A coin-collecting expert says the gold-dipped, painted coins are nothing more than a trinket, and the U.S. Mint -- the only official purveyor of U.S. currency -- says buyer beware. "They are worth the face value of the coin. If the coin says 25 cents, it's worth a quarter," says Scott Travers, author of the Coin Collector's Survival Manual and a New York City coin dealer. The U.S. Mint last month issued a warning...
  • City will fund Obama inauguration celebration in Birmingham

    12/22/2008 8:42:47 PM PST · by markmiw · 18 replies · 890+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 12/22/08 | Joseph D. Bryant
    A Birmingham City Council committee agreed this afternoon to fund a celebration in honor of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. The celebration will be held in Boutwell Auditorium, with big-screen TVs broadcasting the event. Members of the council's Joint Committee of the Whole were still debating the cost of the celebration this afternoon, but they said the cost would be paid from the city's budget. Also this afternoon, the committee said it would delay beginning street paving projects Mayor Larry Langford has advocated.
  • What do you buy an Obamatron for Christmas or Hanukkah?

    12/20/2008 2:03:35 AM PST · by Prole · 109 replies · 2,208+ views
    Vanity Question | December 20, 2008 | Vanity
    Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. I apologize for the vanity, but I am seeking advice from those of you who are also in my predicament. Given the coming destruction to our Nation as the result of Barack Hussein Obama, I am angry at my mother and sister for voting for this communist. I purchased several nice things for my father who is Conservative, but I am having a hard time finding something for my mother and sister. What do you, my FRiends, buy for your family members who are also Obamatrons? Thank you for your time, and Happy Hanukkah and...
  • New Audio and Video: Jim Jones & Jonestown dying for Marxist-Leninsm

    12/15/2008 10:33:00 PM PST · by ChuckNoblett · 37 replies · 1,634+ views
    Some interesting new audio and video of Jim Jones and the citizens of Jonestown doing, among other things, declaring that their "Revolutionary Suicide" is to further the cause of Marxist-Leninism. They took a vote three weeks before Ryan arrived and unanimously voted for it. It includes some video of members specifically discussing dying for Maxist-Leninism. Also, unseen VIDEO (not just audio) of the various members singing the Soviet National Anthem (note: I actually have them doing this 2 times all the way through and the third time for just the last part of the song). Also includes more previously heard...
  • Liberals clinically mad, concludes top shrink

    12/03/2008 10:40:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 1,831+ views
    wnd ^ | November 12, 2008
    Eminent psychiatrist makes case that leftist thinking is a mental disorder WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental...
  • Congresswoman remembers day of horror

    11/16/2008 9:01:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1,587+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 16, 2008 | Rep. Jackie Speier
    Congresswoman remembers day of horror Rep. Jackie Speier November 16, 2008 "I'm 28 years old, and I am about to die." I was curled up behind the wheel of an airplane on a jungle airstrip in Guyana, South America. This isn't what I expected when I signed on to work for a United States congressman. Our fact-finding trip to investigate the Peoples Temple in Jonestown had gone horribly wrong. I lay as still as I could, pretending to be dead, as an unknown gunman pumped five bullets into me at close range. Pop-pop. Pop. Pop-pop. When the shooting stopped, I...
  • 10 days that shook S.F. (Jonestown)

    11/16/2008 8:38:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1,281+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, November 16, 2008 | Susan Sward
    On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 men, women and children - many of them poor African Americans from San Francisco - died after drinking a cyanide-laced potion in Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones' compound in the jungles of Guyana. Then, while San Francisco struggled to grasp the enormity of that tragedy, on Nov. 27 a fiercely conservative ex-supervisor named Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, one of the nation's few openly gay politicians. White was a former police officer and firefighter who had campaigned against the city's "social deviates." With the bullets he fired, White...
  • Orwell's Children

    11/16/2008 8:11:49 PM PST · by lastchance · 8 replies · 579+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    It has been sixty years since George Orwell wrote his chilling dystopian classic, 1984, and it has been thirty years since we saw the creepiest example of educated and free people willingly walking into a living dystopia. November 18, 1978, three decades ago, 918 people drank Kool-Aid laced with cyanide. Jim Jones, the communist leader of Jonestown, Guyana, had become "Big Brother." Soviet and Communist Chinese propaganda films and condemnations of capitalist and imperialist America blared continually to the subjects of this island of Leftist Hell. Jonestown ended in mass suicide, but the real horror was that ordinary people, Americans...
  • Jim Jones and Barack Obama COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS

    11/16/2008 8:30:53 AM PST · by BillTotts20thCentury · 14 replies · 1,462+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 14, 2008 | Michael M. Bates
    "On Thursday, CNN aired "Escape from Jonestown," presented by CNN special investigations unit corespondent Soledad O'Brien. This week marks thirty years since the horrific deaths of more than 900 people, roughly a third of them children, at Jonestown. The massacre was orchestrated by "Reverend" Jim Jones. What CNN barely referenced was Jones's connection to several leading Democratic politicians of the time. O'Brien did identify Jones as a believer in socialism and, with a survivor, passingly alluded to his influence in the Democratic Party" ...
  • A vision of hope, dashed by madness and death

    11/16/2008 4:27:46 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 45 replies · 1,542+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/15/2008 | Angela Hill
    OAKLAND — Convinced Jim Jones was God, Garrett Lambrev was the first person to join Peoples Temple in Ukiah in 1966 after the group moved from Indiana. Ten years later — two years before the Jonestown tragedy — he was part of a wave of defectors, shaken to the core by tales of torture and wanting nothing to do with a god who could sanction such things. He was reviled as a traitor and lived in fear for his life. Yet as Lambrev reflects on the enigma of Peoples Temple, his thoughts settle not just on the horrors of the...
  • Post office renaming honors Ryan, slain at Jonestown

    11/16/2008 2:30:20 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 13 replies · 685+ views
    MediaNews ^ | 11/16/2008 | Daniel Powell
    A San Mateo post office where assassinated Rep. Leo Ryan once had his congressional offices will be renamed in his honor at a ceremony Monday. The ceremony will take place one day before the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre in Guyana, when Ryan was gunned down by Peoples Temple members on orders from leader Jim Jones. More than 900 cult members died that day, most from ingesting cyanide-laced Flavor-Aid. Ryan was known for a hands-on, investigative approach to legislating that often took him far from his offices and the centers of power. Before his fateful trip to Jonestown, Ryan...
  • Orwell's Children

    11/15/2008 11:31:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 2,130+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    It has been sixty years since George Orwell wrote his chilling dystopian classic, 1984, and it has been thirty years since we saw the creepiest example of educated and free people willingly walking into a living dystopia.  November 18, 1978, three decades ago, 918 people drank Kool-Aid laced with cyanide.  Jim Jones, the communist leader of Jonestown, Guyana, had become "Big Brother." Soviet and Communist Chinese propaganda films and condemnations of capitalist and imperialist America blared continually to the subjects of this island of Leftist Hell. Jonestown ended in mass suicide, but the real horror was that ordinary people, Americans...
  • Jim Jones' followers enthralled by his skills as a speaker

    11/13/2008 10:56:48 AM PST · by autumnraine · 159 replies · 5,907+ views ^ | 11/13/2008 | CNN
    The key to understanding the tragedy that was Jonestown lies in the oratory skills of the Peoples Temple founder, Jim Jones. "He was very charismatic," Leslie Wagner-Wilson, a Jonestown survivor, says of the Rev. Jim Jones. With the cadence and fervor of a Baptist preacher, the charm and folksiness of a country storyteller and the zeal and fury of a maniacal dictator, Jones exhorted his followers to a fever pitch, audiotapes recovered from Jonestown reveal. As he spoke, they applauded, shouted, cheered. One follower who survived the "revolutionary suicide" at Jonestown on November 18, 1978, said that Jones was the...
  • Producer's diary: Capturing complexities of Jonestown in a 90-minute film

    11/10/2008 3:07:51 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 14 replies · 488+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 30, 2008 | Stephen Stept
    How does a documentary filmmaker do justice in ninety minutes to an event as historically and psychologically complex as Peoples Temple and Jonestown? The answer is to accept that you can't — but then you try to do it anyway. I produced "Witness to Jonestown" for MSNBC Films to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of an event that remains unfathomable perhaps forever. It was an awesome and oddly wondrous task. In the midst of a genuine horror story, the truth, beauty and pain of the people who inhabit it inspire awe. It is the heart of my attempt to describe the...
  • Where did 'Drink the Kool-Aid' come from?

    11/10/2008 3:03:51 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 56 replies · 1,130+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 15, 2008 | Stephen Stept
    “Drink the Kool-Aid” has long been a part of the vernacular, used in both a positive and negative sense when we talk about following a mission or philosophy; that is, “buying the program” or “swallowing the party line.” But its origin lies in the 1978 tragedy at Jonestown, where over 900 members of Peoples Temple took poisoned fruit punch at the behest of their leader, Jim Jones. For those connected personally to this horror, the ubiquitous “Kool-Aid” metaphor, often used frivolously, recalls an unending nightmare. One little known footnote: the fruit drink actually used at Jonestown on that day was...
  • Ashville N.C. School teacher browbeats student over being a McCain supporter

    11/06/2008 6:01:20 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 85 replies · 4,011+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 04, 2008 | KGS59
    Obama supporter. Vile stuff! That teacher should be fired. What a moron! Obama supporters are a death cult as far as I am concerned. Come to think of it, the 30th anniversary of Jonestown Massacre is looming.
  • JONES: CHRISTIAN OR COMMUNIST? [Marxist Messiah of Jonestown, Guyana]

    11/01/2008 6:14:58 AM PDT · by syriacus · 19 replies · 556+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 1978 | Reed Irvine, Editor
    People all over the world are horrified and puzzled by the Jonestown, Guyana atrocity. Questions are being asked: Who was the Rev. Jim Jones? What kind of religion did he teach? Why did he order the murder and suicide of over 900 of his followers? [snip] Our media have concealed, misrepresented, or downplayed the key element in the philosophy of Jim Jones. He was a long-time dedicated Marxist communist who admired totalitarian communist dictatorships such as the Soviet Union and Cuba so much that he built one of his own in Guyana.
  • Barack letter for more money

    10/31/2008 11:18:29 AM PDT · by crymeariver · 21 replies · 575+ views
    Letter to Followers | Barack Obama
    I want you to be there with me on Election Night when the results come in. We're planning a big event that will include tens of thousands of supporters in Grant Park in downtown Chicago. We're saving some of the best seats in the house for 5 people who have given to the campaign before -- and who decide to make a donation one last time before Sunday at midnight. If you're selected, you can bring a guest, and we'll fly you in and put you up in a hotel for the night. You'll go backstage at the big event...
  • From Silver Lake to Suicide: One Family's Secret History of the Jonestown Massacre

    10/28/2008 9:25:05 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 26 replies · 1,071+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | October 22, 2008 | Barry Isaacson
    A cache of letters hidden in the basement brings to life a house, a family and the tragedy that would change everything “Dear Folks,” the letter begins, “I think of you when I hear a Beethoven symphony or the words of a childhood hero repeated and more beautiful as I approach my forties. The strength and principles you planted into me at an early age, though inconsistent with the larger culture I grew up in, is now flowering in fertile soil. I see your faces in my mind and remember the courage both of you demonstrated during the McCarthy period...
  • Cooper Arms owner Dan Cooper backs Obama

    10/28/2008 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Robbin · 128 replies · 3,587+ views
    Cooper Arms owner Dan Cooper backs Obama. Can't post the article due to copy write infringement, But I thought you might want to know that a gun manufacturer is supporting a gun grabber. He said he was he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention.