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Former ACORN Head Bertha Lewis Calls For More Immigration To Boost Black Power

ACORN’s Former Chief Calls For More Immigration To Boost Black Power – Daily Caller

ACORN’s former CEO Bertha Lewis urged Africans-Americans to support increased immigration as a strategy to gain political power.

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“We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins,” said Lewis, who spoke Thursday at the annual political conference of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Cousins need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform,” said Lewis, whose ACORN group was formally disbanded in 2010 after a series of scandals.

Lewis did not mention solidarity with whites in her appeal for power.

“Everyone, even all white folks in this country, acknowledge that in a minute, [the] United States of America will be a new majority, will be majority minority, a brand-new thing,” she said.

In 2012, “for the first time ever in history, African-Americans outvoted white Americans. Oooh. That’s the fear of the white man. That could change everything. That’s why [immigration] should matter to us,” she declared.

Lewis got only modest applause from the room of 300 attendees, nearly all of whom were black.

But her appeal for non-white solidarity was backed up by New York Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke.

“What will happen with comprehensive immigration reform will be a new landscape of humanity in the United States of America,” Clarke told the attendees.

“America is a shape-shifter, and based on who’s here, in what numbers and at what time, determines the political outcomes,” she said. Blacks should cooperate with Latinos, she said, adding “we all have skin in the game, literally.”

The racial appeal was echoed by William Spriggs, chief economist at the AFL-CIO. “If we are going to be the new majority, we’re going to have to start acting like the new majority and start setting the new rules,” he said.

Once Congress approves an immigration increase, minorities should demand more, said Chicago Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a leading advocate of the pending Senate bill,

“The next day after we pass it, you know we’re not going to be satisfied, we’re going to come back,” he said. “We’re going to have a civil rights act, we’re going to have a voting rights act… Nobody is leaving this fight once we conclude this first chapter,” he said.

“Hopefully, in 30 years, [we] can bring immigrants… from all over the world,” Gutierrez said.

The call for solidarity among non-whites was commingled with some non-racial calls for solidarity of working-class Americans.

African-Americans should not object to gains by immigrants, said Spriggs, who became a union economist after leaving an assistant secretary job at the Obama Department of Labor.

“Somebody else winning doesn’t mean you’re losing,” the economist explained. “We can’t let one set of workers be pushed aside and think we’re going to make it.”

Other attendees complained about immigrants’ refusal to hire African-Americans or to accept civil-rights laws, and the commonplace stealing of Social Security Numbers.

Currently, the formal unemployment rate among African-Americans is 13 percent. However, the formal number understates the level of unemployment. For example, fewer than half of black men aged between 18 and 30 have full-time jobs.

Last June, President Barack Obama bypassed Congress’ opposition to an amnesty for younger illegal immigrants, and has awarded work-permits to almost 500,000 young illegal immigrants.

This July, with support from Obama, the Senate passed an immigration bill that would provide work permits to roughly 33 million immigrants and create a pool of roughly 2 million blue-collar and university-trained guest-workers, over the next decade.

Advocates say increased immigration will spur the economy and fund a bigger government.

But studies of increased immigration suggest the economic gains will go to immigrants and company owners. Some attendees said the caucus should focus more clearly on issues of concern to black Americans.

“We are the last hired and have the last opportunities, yet amnesty supporters would have you think that adding millions more workers at this time is good,” said Leah Durant, founder of the Black American Leadership Alliance. ”When so many Americans of all races are out of work, that is ridiculous,” Durant told TheDaily Caller.

“Blacks as well as other low-skilled workers have made their greatest advances when we have low levels of immigration,” she said. “It is time for black leaders to stand up for blacks.”

A June poll by NumbersUSA, a group which want to shrink immigration, reported that only 15 percent of blacks and 44 percent of Hispanics back the Senate bill’s offer of amnesty to 11 million illegal-immigrants. A July poll conducted for advocates of increased immigration reported that 59 percent of registered Latino voters support a goal of “stopping 90 percent of the undocumented immigration in the future.”

Yet most members of the Congressional Black Caucus have agreed to back the Senate immigration bill.

ACORN’s Lewis mocked the mainstream concerns.

“You had some black folks talk about ‘Those people took my job… [and] I used to be in a big house, but now I ain’t,’” she sneered. Those complaints were “madness,” said Lewis, who works as a political activist with other pro-immigration activists, donors and foundations.

In response, Durant condemned black leaders’ rush for increased immigration, saying “They see political advantage in it for themselves, and they’re selling out the blank community.”

Gutierrez urged African-American and Latino legislators to hide their disagreements from the public.

“We have tough conversations when we lock the room – but we are smart enough to lock the room,” he told the audience. “We keep our arguments to ourselves.”

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Former Top Lobbyist For Leftist Criminal Organization ACORN Heads ObamaCare Youth Video Contest

White House Taps ACORN’s Former Top Lobbyist To Head Obamacare Youth Video Contest – Weasel Zippers

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Update to this story.

Via Daily Mail:

A liberal organization tapped Monday to manage a new federal government-sponsored video contest aimed at encouraging young Americans to embrace Obamacare is run by ACORN’s former top lobbyist, MailOnline can reveal.

ACORN, the once-mighty Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, crumbled in 2010 just months after a video sting operation showed its employees advising activists posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to evade federal taxes and hide crimes including human trafficking and prostitution.

Congress voted officially to defund it shortly thereafter.

The far-left ACORN was also dogged for years by allegations – some proven, others not – that its street-level organizers engaged in widespread voter registration fraud.

In its heyday, ACORN’s legislative agenda was managed by Deepak Bhargava, an Indian-born community organizer. Bhargava left ACORN in 2002 after holding the top government affairs position there for 10 years. He is now executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Community Change.

In 2013 that organization sponsored a new youth outreach arm called Young Invincibles, which announced a partnership on Monday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Their joint effort will award cash prizes to the creators of online videos that convince millennials to sign up for Obamacare health insurance exchanges, which open for enrollment on October 1.

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Obamacare Tax Dollars Pouring Into ACORN, MoveOn, LaRaza

Obamacare Tax Dollars Pouring Into ACORN, MoveOn, LaRaza – Independent Sentinel

Your Obamacare tax money is being poured into community organizations so they can enroll the uninsured in Obamacare. The obvious end-result is that they will enroll people into the Democratic Party as well.

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The Senate immigration bill does the same thing. It pays community organizations to educate immigrants on their path to citizenship and to the Democratic Party.

Sebelius did an end-run around Congress last week and solicited funds from organizations like Enroll America to help publicize Obamacare. Enroll America management is purely political. President Anne Filipic is a White House insider who networks with community organizers. She was a DNC official before she worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign in Iowa.

She manages messaging for the very community organizations who are taking our money – ACORN (exposed as corrupt but still functioning), LaRaza (the radical open borders group) and MoveOn (a radical socialist organization) are some of them. Filipic also manages the messaging for 39 Democratic members of Congress.

Obamacare requires these far-left community organization be hired as “navigators” to enroll the uninsured. Union members are also being hired as navigators and we know where they stand.

Please read about this at Investors Business Daily

The corruption doesn’t stop there. Community Organizations like ACORN are also involved in taking our money to set up Obamacare CO-OPs.

Obamacare allows for the establishment of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP). A CO-OP is a federal program created to assist in the development of non-profit, member-run health insurance issuers. The issuers will offer qualified health plans in the individual and small group markets. Organizations participating in CO-OP programs must be non-profit entities.

Once formed at great expense to the taxpayer, they can put the co-op into the healthcare exchange to compete even though it is known they can’t compete.

Many of the people starting up the exchanges have no experience. One has experience providing the poorest service in New York. [Greta Van Susteren expose April 4]

Co-ops are fatally flawed. They can’t compete with the government-subsidized option and they can’t compete with large insurance companies. Enrollees are in charge of decisions affecting costs – no conflict of interest there. They can succeed if they move beyond what they are and join forces with other co-ops and the moon and the stars are correctly aligned in the heavens. [rwjf research]

The government has given co-ops $3.8 billion taxpayer dollars to start up though the failure rate could be about 35% to 40%. No one expects it to be 40% but they’re just mentioning it as a possibility. [The Hill]

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform under Darrell Issa would like information on the co-ops to see where our money is going. They asked in February but Sebelius failed to comply. They asked again at the end of March and have greatly expanded their probe. [Washington Examiner]

Immediately after Obamacare passed, slews of ACORN-like (Alinsky-style) co-ops formed. Heavily subsidized with tax dollars, the co-ops need not be set up by anyone who has any experience or record of success. With all the rules being thrown out by HHS, they didn’t feel the need to have any rules about this?

One of these co-ops is The Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, an Alinsky-style ACORN group. It formed in August, 2011 at the same time the tax dollar incentive became known.

Obama gave this co-op $56 million to start up their health insurance company even though they have basically no experience in the area.

The Alinsky group is an operation out of Chicago.

…A Saul Alinsky-tied group has been awarded a $56 million federal loan to start up a nonprofit health insurance company – one of several organizations across the country this week tapped to launch a new network of insurers under the sponsorship of the federal health care overhaul.

The Wisconsin group, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, was awarded the funding on Tuesday. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the group is expected to provide coverage statewide within five years after starting on a smaller scale in early 2014… Read more: Fox News

If this isn’t ripe for corruption, I don’t know what is. This is what happens when a community organizer becomes president.

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An ACORN does not fall from the Tree of Communism, or from the Tree of Community organizing

Ah yes, ACORN, the radical Leftist group that was so involved with Obama’s 2008 campaign, until it was forced to “disband”. Is it any surprise that these Neo-Marxists are firmly involved with the OWS? Just take a look at what Jim Hoft unearthed

Barack Obama was not honest about his relationship with ACORN during the 2008 election.

In 2009 Congress voted to defund ACORN and its affiliates. But that didn’t stop the Obama Administration from giving $560,000 to ACORN affiliates in 2010.

So it really comes as no surprise that ACORN is working behind the scenes in the Obama-endorsed Occupy movement.
FOX News reported:

The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com.

The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.

NYCC’s connection to ACORN isn’t a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.

Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities – paying some of them $100 a day – to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.

How is that for transparency? This nation, or at least millions of us, were duped by a message of Hope and Change. A message delivered by a con man, and supported by a media that REFUSED to do any digging into the radicalism that oozes from Obama’s past, and apparently, his present as well, and seemingly everyone one of his associations .

Yesterday Joel Pollack at Big Government reported on how Barack Obama led #OccupyChicago style protests in Chicago in 1988.
From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8:

Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal.

We know of Obama’s involvement in this demonstration only because his supporters in 2008 felt it necessary to rebut charges that, contrary to his claims of inter-racial healing, he had organized exclusively with blacks. Only then did Obama’s former colleagues from UNO [United Neighborhood Organization, a largely Mexican group] of Chicago reveal that he had helped to plan and lead this multi-ethnic demonstration against landfill expansion on Chicago’s South Side.

…Shouting “No deals!” somewhere between eighty and a hundred UNO-DCP [Developing Communities Project, a black group organized by Obama] marched to a local bank. There they broke into a meeting being conducted by the bank president and local community leaders. The group was exploring the possibility of a deal with Waste Management. The protestors, presumably including Obama, surrounded the meeting table while [Mary-Ellen] Montes [of UNO] told the negotiators, “We will fight you every step of the way.”

It wasn’t an isolated incident.
In his early years as a community organizer, Barack Obama sued banks and lenders to ease lending practices.
He also led protests at banks.

State Sen. Barack Obama and Fr. Michael Pfleger led a protest in January 2000 against the payday loan industry demanding the State of Illinois to regulate loan businesses. (NBC 5 Week of January 3, 2000)

America has paid a heavy price for falling for a message promising transparency that was only transparent in that it was obviously completely false. At least it was obvious for anyone paying attention.

Of course, too many of  us refuse to pay attention. We fall for a message that tells us what we want to hear. This is what happens when a large part of the electorate does not know how to think, and does not know the history of this nation. I can only pray that our eyes are open next November. The Communist thugocracy has done enough damage to our Republic!

UH-OH for Planned Parenthood

A pretty significant aw shit moment I would say.

An anti-abortion rights activist today released an edited undercover video she says exposes Planned Parenthood for “aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of underage girls” and “covering up sex abuse.”

The latest release follows similar undercover video releases from young conservative activists, most notably the James O’Keefe-led ACORN videos. And like those videos, which were later revealed to have been selectively edited, this one has immediately generated controversy.

The young woman behind the Planned Parenthood video is O’Keefe associate Lila Rose, whose group Live Action last month sent fake pimps and prostitutes ostensibly involved in an underage sex trafficking ring into Planned Parenthood offices with hidden cameras. Here’s how she describes her latest video, which you can watch below:

This video reveals a top-level Planned Parenthood worker, the manager of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey’s second largest clinic, making a secret deal with a pimp. Watch and listen as the Planned Parenthood manager, Amy Woodruff, advises the pimp how to make the trafficking of underage girls look “as legit as possible” (her words). Watch and listen as the manager advises the pimp how to ensure that his 14-year old victims of trafficking can still make money for him after secret abortions by performing sex acts “waist up” (her idea). Watch as she advises the pimp to instruct his girls to lie on the paper work about their ages, and identify themselves as “students” to get cheaper contraception and avoid mandatory reporting laws.


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MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Ted Rall Call For Violent Revolution? – Hot Air

Yesterday, I was traveling to Washington DC, where I’ll speak at the Heritage Foundation about the impact and future of the Tea Party movement this morning. While waiting for my flight, a woman conducted a rather loud cell-phone conversation with a friend (where’s Amy Alkon when you need her?) in which she discussed her frustrations with having to deal with “fascist morons” from the Tea Party.

We hear a lot from the Left about supposedly violent and fascist grassroots activists for, er, limited government, and perhaps no more so than on MSNBC, which has made hyperventilation an art form.

That’s what makes this clip from Dylan Ratigan’s MSNBC show even more interesting. Ratigan gives six minutes of air time to Ted Rall, the cartoonist last seen shark-jumping by insulting the late Pat Tillman for dying in service to the country. Now Rall has a new idea for improving the country, and Ratigan seems very interested the the proposal:

Ironically, it was only about a month ago that Sharon Angle was excoriated by several MSNBC talking heads for making a reference to “2nd amendment remedies.” Is Chris Matthews going to call out Ted Rall and/or Dylan Ratigan for letting him promote this? Rachel Maddow wanted to know if Angle’s language was finally too extreme. Well is it still extreme when it’s coming from the far left over your own TV channel, Rachel? If so, maybe you should poke your head down the hall and say something.

Lest anyone thinks that Rall is prescribing a “spiritual” revolt of some kind, John at VS provides an excerpt of the book:

We are here because the U.S. is going to end soon. There’s going to be an intense, violent, probably haphazard struggle for control. It’s going to come down to us versus them. The question is: What are you going to do about it?…

Christian fundamentalists, the millennial end-of-theworlders obsessed with the Left Behind series about the End Times, neo-Nazi racists, rural black-helicopter Michigan Militia types cut from the same inbred cloth as Timothy McVeigh, allied with “mainstream” gun nuts and right-wing Republicans, have been planning, preparing, and praying for the destruction of the “Godless,” “secular” United States for decades. In the past, they formed groups like the John Birch Society and the Aryan Nations. Now the hard Right has a postmodern, decentralized non-organization organization called the Tea Party.

Right-wing organizational names change, but they amount to the same thing: the reactionary sociopolitical force-the sole force-poised to fill the vacuum when collapse occurs. The scenario outlined by Margaret Atwood’s prescient novel The Handmaid’s Tale-rednecks in the trenches, hard military men running things, minorities and liberals taken away and massacred, setting the stage for an even more extreme form of laissez-faire corporate capitalism than we’re suffering under today-is a fair guess of how a post-U.S. scenario will play out unless we prepare to turn it in another direction…

A war is coming. At stake: our lives, the planet, freedom, living. The government, the corporations, and the extreme right are prepared to coalesce into an Axis of Evil. Are you going to fight back? Will you do whatever it takes, including taking up arms?

I don’t find any of this at all remarkable from the execrable Rall, a cartoonist of limited talent who has compensated for it by turning into a crank. What I do find remarkable is this softball interview from Ratigan and MSNBC of a man proposing an armed revolution in the United States after months of hyperbole from MSNBC about the supposed inherent violence and fascism of the Tea Party movement. In fact, Ratigan seems rather intrigued by the potential of such a proposal, while carefully dancing just short of an endorsement. Apparently, that Election Night meltdown wasn’t an isolated case at MSNBC after all.

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Mystery Missile Launch Seen Off California Coast – CBS News

A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught by CBS affiliate KCBS’s cameras Monday night, and officials are staying tight-lipped over the nature of the projectile.

CBS station KFMB put in calls to the Navy and Air Force Monday night about the striking launch off the coast of Los Angeles, which was easily visible from the coast, but the military has said nothing about the launch.

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Airline Pilots Boycott Full Body Scanners – PC Magazine

As the White House continues a long-term plan to double the number of full-body scanners in airports by 2014, an American Airlines captain has urged fellow pilots to boycott the voluntary screening.

Captain Dave Bates, president of the Allied Pilots Association, has sent a letter to other pilots urging them to refuse a full-body scan on the grounds of radiation over-exposure and an invasion of privacy.

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Leftist Judge Blocks Oklahoma Ban On Shariah Law – Politico

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the state from adopting a constitutional amendment voters passed last week that forbids state courts from enforcing Islamic law.

The executive director of the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Muneer Awad, filed suit over the measure, claiming that it violates religious freedom guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

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SEIU Affiliate Accused Of Illegally Punishing Employees Who Opposed Union – The Examiner

A Service Employees International Union affiliate used contract negotiations to punish two employees who supported a rival union, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint.

The NLRB is the independent federal agency empowered to protect employees’ rights to join a union and to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers or unions.

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104-Year-Old GM Unit Sold To Chinese – Wall Street Journal

You don’t need to understand exchange rates and trade wars to grasp the economic change that has come to Saginaw, Mich. Remarkably, the largest private employer there will soon be Beijing.

In the weeks ahead, a 104-year-old unit of General Motors will be sold to new owners from China. The unit made steering equipment for decades under the name Saginaw Steering Gear.

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Auditors Want $3.2 Million From ACORN – NewsMeat

A government audit says the advocacy group ACORN should reimburse the government $3.2 million for failing to adequately show that lead removal work was performed at a reasonable cost.

Auditors also say some grant money was spent inappropriately, including for political campaigns and fundraising. Congress cut off ACORN’s funding after allegations of voter registration fraud and embezzlement.

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Nearly 4,500 Stranded On Cruise Ship Off Mexico – Washington Examiner

A cruise ship stranded offshore with 4,500 passengers and crew must be towed slowly into a Mexican port and will not arrive until at least Wednesday night, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

The Carnival Splendor was 200 miles south of San Diego when an engine room fire cut its power early Monday, according to Carnival Cruise Lines. The 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew members were not hurt.

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Man Jailed After Burglarizing Home Naked With Mouse In His Rectum – Weekly Vice

Noah Smith, a 31-year-old South Carolina man was jailed Monday after he was allegedly found naked in a stranger’s home with a mouse tail protruding out of his anus.

Oh yes, it’s as bad as it sounds. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responding to a burglary report discovered Smith laying face down naked inside the doorway of the victims home.

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Cashier’s Breasts Tipped Scales – Orange News

A woman buying fruit and vegetables was overcharged – because the shop assistant’s breasts were resting on the scales.

Jim Hopley, chief executive of Channel Islands Co-operative, said the assistant’s seat had been too low at the Jersey supermarket, reports the BBC. Mr Hopley said this had caused the shopper to be accidentally charged an extra £5, which had now been refunded.

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Ohio Prospective Juror Cites Dahmer, Is Excused – San Francisco Chronicle

An Ohio man was excused from jury service after mentioning he was a childhood friend of cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. John Backderf was among prospective jurors being screened last week by a judge in Cleveland.

When asked if he’d known anyone convicted of a crime, Backderf responded: “I had a close friend in high school who killed 17 people.”

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Prison To Install Sunbeds For Inmates – Yahoo News

One of Russia’s most notorious prisons will soon install sunbeds to improve the health of its inmates, its head said on Tuesday.

Styled as a brick fortress, the 19th century Butyrka prison in central Moscow has held a slew of notable figures behind its bars, from persecuted Soviet-era writers Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Isaak Babel to Adolf Hitler’s nephew Heinrich.

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Illinois League Of Women Voters Big Shot Who Bashed Pledge Of Allegiance, Is Former ACORN Worker – The Lid

It happened Wednesday night at the beginning of a debate between Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean, GOP challenger Joe Walsh and Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer.

The debate for Illinois 8th congressional district took place at Grayslake Central High School. While League of Women Voters moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish began explaining the rules of the debate an audience member raised his hand and (when called upon) asked if they were going to start with the Pledge of Allegiance. When she said no, the audience booed and almost all in the crowd of more than 300 stood and enthusiastically recited it anyway.

Tate-Bradish, who joined in the pledge, issued a scolding when the crowd finished saying they are not allowed to disrespect her.

Ms Tate-Bradish took offense to the move and blamed it on the GOP candidate.

What seemed like a unanimous spontaneous show of Patriotism, gave Ms Tate-Bradish an opportunity to criticize the GOP Candidate in the press, saying that it was all the fault of the unruly republicans, the Executive director of the group echoed her sentiments. What the press didn’t report that both the moderator and the Executive Director have been very active in the progressive movement.

Ms Tate-Bradish, the moderator was very involved in the Illinois effort to make Barak Obama president, she even hosted campaign events for Obama in her own home.

Illinois League of Women Voters Executive Director Jan Czarnik said what happened at the debate and subsequent criticism directed at moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish was an attempt by supporters of Republican candidate Joe Walsh and tea party members to bully the organization.

By all of the press reports almost all of the crowd stood up to cite the pledge, so is Czarnik saying that Democrats don’t believe in reciting the pledge?

I am sure her criticism of Republicans and the Tea Party had absolutely nothing to do with the Fact she used to work for progressive mainstays such as ACORN’s Project Vote, and the Progressive People for the American Way. Below is the notice of Ms Czarnik’s hiring by the League.

“It’s a phony patriotism issue is what it is,” she said. “They must think it helps their campaign.”

Walsh campaign manager Nick Provenzano said he still did not understand why Tate-Bradish did not appear to welcome the Pledge of Allegiance suggestion. He said it was spontaneous and not orchestrated by Walsh’s campaign.

“That neutral stance (by Tate-Bradish) toward the Pledge of Allegiance is troublesome,” he said.

…Island Lake resident Joseph Ptak, a Walsh supporter, claimed Friday he asked for the pledge at the debate. Provenzano said he was not certain who made the request.

Ptak, 58, a U.S. Air Force veteran, said the pledge was a proper way to begin the event that was in a high school and had student participation. He said many veterans were in the audience, and he objects to Czarnik questioning the request’s sincerity.

“I’m a Joe Walsh supporter, but first and foremost I’m an American,” Ptak said.

According to its website, the mission of the Illinois League of Woman Voters says that it is supposed to be non-partisan:

The League takes positions on issues, but neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate (appointed or elected) for public office.

Judging by their backgrounds and their reaction to a spontaneous public display of patriotism, neither Jan Czarnik nor Kathy Tate-Bradish fit a reasonable definition of non-partisan.

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SEIU Offshoot ‘Mi Familia Vota’ Caught With 6,000 Bogus Colorado Voter Registrations – Gateway Pundit

The same SEIU offshoot group that is accused of turning in thousands of bogus voter registrations in Arizona has come under fire in Colorado. Mi Familia Vota is accused of turning in 6,000 bogus voter registrations in Colorado. The Denver Post reported:

A federal judge declined to force the secretary of state to reactivate approximately 6,000 new voters whose registrations were canceled.

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Biden: GOP Spending $200 Billion On Ads – Holy Coast

In an interview with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News scheduled to be shown Friday night, Vice President Biden commented on the need for disclosure when corporate interests contribute to political groups.

“I was amazed at the amount of money, this $200 billion of money that is – where there’s no accountability,” he said. “When I say accountability, we don’t know where it’s coming from. There’s no disclosure.”

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Democrat DeFazio Rolls Out Dirty Tricks In Oregon – Before it’s News

Challenger Art Robinson has pushed the “Little Emperor” farther than anyone ever has before and Peter DeFazio is both worried and angry.

Apparently he took that anger to the Chamber of Commerce in Roseburg, Oregon and made sure that Robinson supporters weren’t able to take part in a campaign event. DeFazio and the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce refused to allow about 300 people into the room.

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Democrat Senate Candidate Suspected Of Obstruction Of Justice In Brother’s Drug Case – The Examiner

A Louisville police detective’s job is on the line for having tipped off Jack Conway’s brother regarding an ongoing investigation into Matthew Conway’s alleged drug dealing.

But now it appears that Jack Conway – the Democrat attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate – himself was sending messages to the detective raising new questions about obstruction of justice.

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21 Die In Truck And Bus Collision In Uganda – Houston Chronicle

Police say that 21 people have died after a bus collided with a truck carrying fuel in northern Uganda.

Nwoya district police commander Moses Okello said Sunday that the accident took place in his district nearly 186 miles from Kampala. He said that 17 people died at the sight of the accident, four died in the hospital and 12 have been admitted to the Nwoya hospital in serious condition.

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Michelle Obama To Meet With Commercial Sex Workers In India – Michelle Malkin

While in India, it’s being reported that Michelle “my sneakers could feed your family for a year” Obama will meet with representatives from a certain area of that country’s economy:

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will be extremely busy in Mumbai… Adding to the Obamas’ busy schedule is Michelle’s likely visit to Kamathipura, where she will meet commercial sex workers.

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Obama’s Re-election Support Plummets To 39 Percent, Says Gallup – CNS

Only 39 percent of Americans now believe President Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, according to a Gallup poll conducted Oct. 14-17. That is a steep decline from the 48 percent who told Gallup he deserved reelection in a survey conducted in mid-June.

In the Oct. 14-17 poll, a majority of Americans – 54 percent – told Gallup that Obama does not deserve to be re-elected.

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Obama Backed Release Of Lockerbie Bomber – The Australian

The U.S. government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.

Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama regime considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.

The intervention, which has angered U.S. relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the U.S. embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.

The document, acquired by a well-placed U.S. source, threatens to undermine U.S. President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.

Scottish ministers viewed the level of U.S. resistance to compassionate release as “half-hearted” and a sign it would be accepted.

The U.S. has tried to keep the letter secret, refusing to give permission to the Scottish authorities to publish it on the grounds it would prevent future “frank and open communications” with other governments.

In the letter, sent on August 12 last year to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and justice officials, Mr LeBaron wrote that the U.S. wanted Megrahi to remain imprisoned in view of the nature of the crime.

The note added: “Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose.”

Mr LeBaron added that freeing the bomber and making him live in Scotland “would mitigate a number of the strong concerns we have expressed with regard to Megrahi’s release”.

The U.S. regime lobbied the Scottish government more strongly against sending Megrahi home, under a prisoner transfer agreement signed by the British and Libyan governments, in a deal now known to have been linked to a pound stg. 550 million oil contract for BP.

It claimed this would flout a decade-old agreement between Britain and the U.S. that anyone convicted of the bombing would serve their sentence in a Scottish prison. Megrahi was released by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill on the grounds that he had three months to live, making his sentence effectively spent.

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Goldman Sachs: Billions In Bailout Cash Went To Overseas Banks – USA Today

Goldman Sachs sent $4.3 billion in federal tax money to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions, according to information made public Friday night.

Goldman disclosed the list of companies to the Senate Finance Committee after a threat of subpoena from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-LA) who remarked, “taxpayers deserve to know what happened to their money.”

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Charles Sherrod: “Finally We Must Stop The White Man & His Uncle Toms From Stealing Our Elections” – First Things

If you thought the hateful speech by race-healer Shirley Sherrod was bad wait until you hear this… Dan Riehl of the ‘Riehl World View’ posted a video of Charles Sherrod, husband of Shirley Sherrod, railing against the white man and “Uncle Toms”.

So will the leftist, state-run media dare to report this after canonizing Saint Shirley this past week? Don’t count on it.

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Power Outages Plague DC After Storm – Washington Examiner

Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity Monday in the Washington area after powerful storms toppled utility poles, power lines and trees and left two people dead.

A cold front that pushed through Sunday triggered the storm and took the edge off a nearly two-week heat wave, but highs up to 90 were still forecast as crews labored to restore the power grid.

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Khmer Rouge Jailer Faces Only 19 Years For 16,000 Deaths – Yahoo News

A U.N.-backed tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer to 35 years for overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 people – the first verdict involving a senior member of the “killing fields”.

Victims and their relatives burst into tears after learning that Kaing Guek Eav – also known as Duch – will actually serve only 19 years after being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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U.S. Spent $314,613 Studying Increase In Family Violence After NFL Upset Losses – CNS

The National Institutes of Health spent $314,613 to determined that family violence increases about three times as much on the 4th of July as it does after the local NFL team suffers an “upset” loss.

“Taken together our findings suggest that emotional cues based on the outcomes of professional football games exert a relatively strong effect on the occurrence of family violence,” the study concluded.

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Anita Moncrief To File FEC Charges Against Obama Regime – Big Government

ACORN whistle-blower Anita Moncrief held a press conference Friday at the Right Online Convention in Las Vegas, announcing that she will press FEC charges against the Obama regime for the campaign’s illegal coordination with ACORN during the 2008 election.

Anita also rolled out her new website ‘Emerging Corruption’. The website will focus on fraud and corruption in ACORN and affiliated groups.

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Tancredo To Run For Colorado Gov. As American Constitution Party Candidate – Colorado Springs Gazette

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo is in the race for Colorado governor. “I will officially announce at noon that I will seek the nomination of the constitution party,” Tancredo said.

Tancredo must file some papers with the Colorado Secretary of State and register as a member of the American Constitution Party, then “he’s ready to go,” raising money, disclosing his platform and launching a website.

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Man Robs Bank With BB Gun While Wearing Clown Pants And Fake Breasts – NewsMeat

A Pittsburgh-area man robbed a bank wearing a woman’s blond wig, fake breasts and clown pants. Swissvale police say 48-year-old Dennis Hawkins was sitting in a parked car covered in red dye from an exploding packet in a bag of money when he was arrested Saturday.

Police Chief Greg Geppert says Hawkins robbed the bank using a toy BB gun he had shoplifted from a store.

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Pub Launches Menu For Dogs – The Telegraph

For dogs around the country, a walk to the pub has long been rewarded with only a dish of water and the odd tantalising tid-bit. But now they can tuck into a meal of their own as Butcher’s Pet Care, in partnership with gastropub chain Brakspear, offers a tasty range of pub lunches for dogs.

Meals offered on the new the menus include ‘Liver & Garden Veg’ chunks in gravy and ‘Chicken & Beef’ chunks in jelly.

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‘Dead’ Woman Found Alive After Medical Mix-Up – Fox News

A young Arizona woman thought killed in a car accident last week was found to be alive Saturday in what was described as a medical mix-up, FOX 10 reported.

Abby Guerra, 19, was one of five friends from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona, who were on their way home from California’s Disneyland when they crashed July 18. Guerra’s family was told the promissing young soccer star died at the scene.

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Chinese Man Addicted To Eating Light Bulbs – Orange News

He may not be very bright, but a man from China has admitted that is addicted to eating… light bulbs. Wang Jun, 52, has munched his way though over a 1,000 glass light bulbs and usually eats about 25 a month, reports The Sun.

He said: “I remember eating my first light bulb when I was 12. I did it as a dare with my friends and actually had quite a nice feeling afterwards. It was very satisfying.”

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A Story With More Douchebags In It Than You Can Shake A Stick At

Obama Budget Includes $4 Billion Slush Fund For ACORN – Yid With Lid

What fun is it to be President if you can’t take care of your friends. Matthew Vadum has uncovered a special $3.83 billion slush fund the President’s new budget sent to congress yesterday.

The money would come from the the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) $48.5 billion fiscal 2011 budget. CDBG grants, which are awarded to states and localities, then pass to groups such as ACORN.

How is more funding of ACORN possible when Congress passed a ban on funding the group and its affiliates just last year?

Congress has already hinted it might vote to restore funding to ACORN. On Dec. 8 the House Appropriations Committee rejected on a party line vote of 9 to 5 an amendment offered by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) that would have blocked federal funding of ACORN.

And in December federal Judge Nina Gershon restored federal funding of ACORN by issuing a temporary injunction against the congressional funding ban. The Brooklyn-based Gershon, a Bill Clinton appointee, determined that depriving ACORN of taxpayer dollars was an unconstitutional “bill of attainder” that singled out ACORN for punishment without trial.

You might be familiar with Gershon’s oeuvre. In 1999 she ruled then-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani had no right to cut off city funding of the Brooklyn Museum of Art when it displayed dead animals and a painting of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung.

Gershon’s order covered the federal government’s temporary spending legislation that expired Dec. 18 but ACORN is asking that the injunction be modified to cover the remainder of fiscal 2010, which ends Sept. 30. If the litigation drags on, ACORN will undoubtedly seek another modification to cover fiscal 2011.

In the same court order Gershon also blocked the Obama administration from cutting off funding for ACORN, as Office of Management and Budget director Peter R. Orszag had ordered in a directive dated Oct. 7.

The judge’s ruling could be made permanent when the case goes to trial, a move that would help to shore up ACORN’s finances.

But an official with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York told me yesterday it was unclear when ACORN v. U.S.A. would proceed to trial. At this point ACORN and the government are still filing motions and other documents with the court, he said.

Although ACORN is President Obama’s favorite activist group, his administration has done the right thing by appealing Gershon’s ruling. Then again, it was the Obama administration in the first place that started looking for ways to keep tax dollars flowing to ACORN. In a legal memo unveiled by the Justice Department in November, the Obama administration invented a loophole that allowed the government to continue funding ACORN.

ACORN funding is important to the progressives in Congress and in the White House, think of it as the closest thing to federal funding of political campaigns. People shouldn’t think that all ACORN does is help pimps and hookers buy houses, they serve the community in so many other ways, including embezzlement of donated funds, voter fraud, and the progressives favorite, using tax exempt dollars to help get liberal candidates elected.

In December Congressmen Smith and Issa presented documentation indicating that ACORN already transferred many of its resources to several other left-wing advocacy and political groups including several chapters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and possibly Data and Field Services, the Working Families Party, Change to Win and the Council for Unity, and others. Anita Moncrief, former ACORN employee told the panel the organization continually got federal block grants but did not use the grants for helping the poor as promised. Rather, ACORN “used the money to fund the political machine… Poverty is big business for ACORN.

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ACORN/SEIU Fraud, Money-Laundering And Corruption Alert!

Jefferson County Taxpayers Fund ACORN And SEIU Organizers For 911 Project – 24th State

From yesterday we find out that Glenn Burleigh, MO ACORN Chief Organizer and communist, is involved in a number of organizations. One of those organizations is Forefront Organizing, a company with locations in Washington D.C. and St Louis, whose purpose seems to be as the kind face of organizing backed by the manpower of ACORN and the phonebanks of SEIU.

In April of 2009, Jefferson County voters passed a 911 funding initiative backed by the Jefferson County Dispatch. This followed an intense lobbying campaign from the Dispatch, which included the use of the paid services of Forefront Organizing. When all was said and done, over $185,000 was paid to this Forefront Organizing by the taxpayers of Jefferson County.

On its own, that’s bad enough. County funds shouldn’t be used for political campaigns to raise more funds, and Pat Martin of the Jefferson News-Leader wrote as much in an editorial attacking the decision. What isn’t known is just who backs Forefront, and how they do business.

Glenn Burleigh, noted communist, is the key. Glenn sits on the board of another union group called POWER. This website was up last night.

Today it returns a 404, but you can see it here at the Google cache.

POWER not only works with Forefront, they are in negotiations with them for a pay raise. It seems they aren’t paid enough for their work, so they posted this note on the website that Mike Dalton should pay them what they deserve.

There are 3 campaigns that Power has helped Forefront win, but there are a lot of questions. Who is Mike Dalton? How big of a company is Forefront? How long have they been around? Do they have employees, or do they only exist to funnel money from county taxpayers to these union groups? And who is getting paid for what?

Of interest is the list of people involved. The officers include Joe Holt, Bob Sweeney, and Ronald Holt, and the board members include Glenn Burleigh (ACORN) and Jason Federow (SEIU MO/KS State Council). This cast of characters is very important, as they demonstrate how public funds go to help finance ACORN and SEIU political activities.

The way it works is this. Forefront Organizing is introduced to the Jefferson County Dispatch as a group that can help organize campaigns. Forefront, upon receiving the contract, subcontracts to the POWER union for the work. POWER then subcontracts the work to the Missouri ACORN office and to the phone bank of the political arm of SEIU.

It’s all very cozy, all very confusing, and all designed to hide where the funds are going to, until someone recognizes that the money is funneled from Jefferson County to the offices of ACORN, and the work is performed by an admitted communist who receives voter information that can be used for political campaigns. Remember, Burleigh made the rounds of local media telling them ACORN is financed by member dues, and not federal contracts. ACORN if you read the papers isn’t related to SEIU at all. In fact, the same group of people in St Louis keep showing up, working together, organizing together, and ultimately getting paid by unsuspecting taxpayers. The same people who run ProVote/SEIU/ACORN work hand in hand with self-identified communists, and then find themselves working for the political campaigns of Democrats.

Across the country, we see the ties between far left progressive organizations, taxpayer money, and ready made armies of “volunteers” who mix issue campaigns with political advocacy. It’s time we exposed how that is done in Missouri.

This is day one. Yesterday I challenged Burleigh and his cohorts to start scrubbing the websites. I was just joking, as they clearly know I saved everything. It comes as a bit of a shock that the site is down 24 hours later. I thought only Jeff Mazur did that kind of thing when caught. Regardless, I’m rolling this story out over the next two weeks, but if any news organizations wants to look over what I have, they are welcome to it. When I’m finished, we’re going to have a money trail that is going to look very, very bad.

And there aren’t any county counselor’s who can sweep this under the rug.

Related 24th State Articles:

Paying off Democratic Party to Raise Taxes.

Did Bob Sweeney introduce Forefront to Jefferson County Dispatch 911?

Communist Glenn Burleigh’s role in Jefferson County 911.

Bob Sweeney introduces Frontline Organizing to Big River Ambulance District.

Forefront Organizing overbills Jefferson County Dispatch 911.

Eight Questions To Ask JC Dispatch 911 board.

Related Documentation.

That cracking sound you hear…..

Is ACORN, under Obama’s Magic Bus 

From Politico:

Days after the Census Bureau announced it would cut ties with the organizing group ACORN, and barely 24 hours after the …

… Senate voted to withdraw funding from the lightning-rod activist group, the White House expressed support for measures to hold the group accountable for “unacceptable” behavior.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs alluded to video, taken by the conservative site BigGovernment.com, showing ACORN employees giving advice to individuals posing as sex traffickers.

“Obviously, the conduct that you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable. I think everyone would agree to that,” Gibbs said. “The administration takes accountability extremely seriously.”

I cannot help but wonder, if the media had simply done their job BEFORE the election….. or if they would just do it now….

 

More ACORN antics in Baton Rouge

Via Pat who has your crucial details


The Old River Road posted this video today of what appears to be a Baton Rouge police officer silencing protesters opposed to Obamacare. Members of Acorn can be seen standing on the sidewalk glowering at the protesters as the police officer tells the protesters not to talk to anybody. Since when did it become against the law to talk in this country?

Glowering? Very good word. ACORN does not like dissent it would seem. So, I say let us resolve to give them far MORE DISSENT!