11/23/2009

LA Times: Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama: The approval gap silently shrinks to a few points

It's hard to hide it...even the LA Times has to admit it...Sarah Palin is gaining momentum while Obama's approval rating is sinking to new lows:

Not that it matters politically because obviously she's a female Republican dunce and he's obviously a male Democrat genius.

But Sarah Palin's poll numbers are strengthening.

And President Obama's are sliding.

Guess what? They're about to meet in the 40s.


Democrats are worried...as well they should be...this mess that our country is in belongs solely to them...they know they are in trouble with the electorate, even as the democrats in congress try to bulldoze through a power-grabbing bill disguised as "healthcare reform"...well, we just aren't buying it...

the popularity of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whose current favorable poll ratings are -- let's see here -- OMG, only about half of Palin's.

DR

Sarah Palin's book signing in Roanoake, VA...video is great



Politico's great recap of the Sarah Palin book signing over the weekend in Roanoake, VA...fans lined up more than 24 hours before the signing...and stayed outside all night in the cold weather...

Do NOT believe the liberals and the state-controlled media...Sarah Palin has star power...and she is here to stay...

DR

9/22/2009

WA TIMES: TIMELINE ON NEA'S TRANSFORMATION FROM ARTS FUNDER TO OBAMA'S MOUTHPIECE

THE WASHINGTON TIMES HAS BROKEN DOWN THE TIMELINE OF NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS TRANSFORMATION INTO A MOUTHPIECE FOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA:

Timeline:

November 10, 2008: Former NEA chief named to Obama transition team. Bill Ivey, NEA head under Bill Clinton, will handle arts and cultural issues in the transition.

January 13, 2009: Arts groups lobby Obama transition team for stimulus money. As part of a larger group, Americans for the Arts, the Literary Network and Theatre Communications Group propose to the Obama transition that more than $1 billion be funneled through the NEA as part of the stimulus plan. All three would later endorse the Obama administration health initiative. Robert Lynch, head of Americans for the Arts, meets twice with transition officials. link 1link 2

Late January 2009: Obama transition official proposes linking NEA grantees to the White House: “I worked hard to try to forge a link between the arts agencies and mainstream policy in the West Wing of the White House. I know that there is serious consideration being given to placing an arts-and-culture portfolio within the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Engagement in the Domestic Policy Council. I worked hard to get that done and I think that will happen,” says former NEA chief Bill Ivey.

Here is a complete list of the recipients...interesting reading:

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Second Round of Grants for FY 2009


February 17, 2009: President Barack Obama signs stimulus bill. Included in the bill are millions for NEA grants.

April 30, 2009: First major NEA grants of Obama administration announced. Groups that would later endorse the Obama health reform plan receive more than $700,000.

Alliance of Artists Communities: $50,000

Arts & Business Council: $10,000

Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (and member groups): $115,000

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (and member groups): $130,000

Fractured Atlas: $20,000

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture: $160,000

National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts: $35,000

Society for Arts in Healthcare: $15,000

Theatre Communications Group: $175,000

VSA Arts: $10,000

May 12, 2009: Rocco Landesman nominated to head the National Endowment for the Arts.

June 19, 2009: Obama advisor reveals plan to connect “administration objectives” and “cultural actors.” Obama Transition advisor advisor Bill Ivey is taped saying, “I wanted to see some real connection between administration objectives and the capacity of all the cultural actors in government. I made some progress. I got some agreement.”

July 7, 2009: Obama administration releases first NEA grants from stimulus package. Groups that would later endorse the Obama health reform plan receive more than $1.2 million.

Americans for the Arts: $50,000

Alliance of Artists Communities (and member groups): $725,000

Society for Arts in Healthcare: $50,000

Theatre Communications Group: $50,000

American Association of Community Theatre (and member groups): $25,000

Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (and member groups): $150,000

Association of Writers & Writing Programs: $50,000

National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts (and affiliates): $150,000

Aug. 6, 2009:NEA invites arts groups to discuss “United We Serve” initiative. Invitation comes from the email account of Yosi Sergant, director of communications for the National endowment for the Arts. Later when The Washington Times asks Sergant about the email, he lies about his involvement in the conference call.

Aug. 7, 2009: Landesman confirmed as NEA head.

THIS IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING...BIG GOVERNMENT HAS EXPOSED THIS CONFERENCE CALL OF THE WHITE HOUSE USING THE NEA TO PUSH IT'S AGENDA ON HEALTH CARE:

Aug. 10, 2009: NEA holds conference call asking grantees to get involved in politics. NEA Communications Director Sergant makes his wishes clear during the call: “This is just the beginning. This is the first telephone call of a brand-new conversation. We are just now learning how to really bring this community together to speak with the government. … So bear with us as we learn the language, so that we can speak to each other safely and we can really work together to move the needle and to get ... stuff done. … I would encourage you to pick something, whether it's health care, education, the environment.... Then my ask would be to apply your artistic, creativity community's utilities. Bring them to the table. … Take photos. Take video. Post it on your blogs. Get the word out. Like I said, this is a community that knows how to make a stink. Do it. Do it within your town. Do it nationally. Call on other producers, marketers, publicists, art -- you know -- artists, people from within our community and get them engaged."

Aug. 12, 2009: 1st press release 'Statement … in support of Comprehensive Health Care Reform.' Two days after the conference call, arts groups endorse the Obama health plan. “We call on congress to pass: A health care reform bill that will create a public health option … There is little time to waste as a broken system continues to leave far too many behind and adds trillions to our national debt.” Sixteen of the 21 groups that signed the press release either directly received grants from the NEA or are affiliated with groups that received NEA grants within 150 days of issuing the endorsement.

Aug. 13, 2009: 2nd press release 'Coalition of Arts Groups Issues Urgent Call to Congress for Healthcare Reform.' The next day, the groups release a new version of the statement. “As national arts service organizations representing thousands of nonprofit arts organizations at the state and local level … we call on Congress to pass a health reform bill,” the groups write. The statement is published on the Americans for the Arts web site.


SO THERE YOU HAVE IT...I AM WATCHING CNN, ABC, MSNBC, NBC, CBS...WAITING FOR THEIR REPORT ON THIS...

STILL WATCHING.....

STILL WAITING..................................................

DR

9/17/2009

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND ACORN

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 718

H R 3221 RECORDED VOTE 17-Sep-2009 2:06 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
BILL TITLE: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009


Ayes Noes PRES NV
Democratic 172 75 2 6
Republican 173 5
Independent
TOTALS 345 75 2 11




---- AYES 345 ---

Ackerman
Aderholt
Adler (NJ)
Akin
Alexander
Altmire
Andrews
Arcuri
Austria
Baca
Bachmann
Bachus
Baird
Barrow
Bartlett
Barton (TX)
Bean
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blumenauer
Blunt
Boccieri
Boehner
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boozman
Boren
Boswell
Boucher
Boustany
Boyd
Brady (TX)
Braley (IA)
Bright
Broun (GA)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Buchanan
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Cantor
Cao
Capito
Capps
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carney
Carter
Cassidy
Castle
Chaffetz
Chandler
Childers
Chu
Clay
Coble
Coffman (CO)
Cohen
Cole
Conaway
Conyers
Cooper
Costello
Courtney
Crenshaw
Cuellar
Culberson
Dahlkemper
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (KY)
Davis (TN)
Deal (GA)
DeFazio
DeLauro
Dent
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Donnelly (IN)
Dreier
Driehaus
Duncan
Edwards (TX)
Ehlers
Ellsworth
Emerson
Eshoo
Etheridge
Fallin
Farr
Flake
Fleming
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foster
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gerlach
Giffords
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Gonzalez
Goodlatte
Gordon (TN)
Granger
Graves
Grayson
Green, Gene
Griffith
Guthrie
Gutierrez
Hall (NY)
Hall (TX)
Halvorson
Hare
Harman
Harper
Hastings (WA)
Heinrich
Heller
Hensarling
Herger
Herseth Sandlin
Higgins
Hill
Himes
Hinojosa
Hodes
Hoekstra
Holden
Hoyer
Hunter
Inglis
Inslee
Israel
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan (OH)
Kagen
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilroy
Kind
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Kissell
Klein (FL)
Kline (MN)
Kosmas
Kratovil
Lamborn
Lance
Langevin
Larson (CT)
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Lee (NY)
Levin
Lewis (CA)
Linder
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Luján
Lummis
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Maffei
Maloney
Manzullo
Marchant
Markey (CO)
Marshall
Massa
Matheson
Matsui
McCarthy (CA)
McCarthy (NY)
McCaul
McClintock
McCotter
McHenry
McIntyre
McKeon
McMahon
McMorris Rodgers
McNerney
Meek (FL)
Melancon
Mica
Michaud
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller (NC)
Miller, Gary
Miller, George
Minnick
Mitchell
Moore (KS)
Moran (KS)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy (NY)
Murphy, Patrick
Murphy, Tim
Murtha
Myrick
Napolitano
Neugebauer
Nye
Oberstar
Obey
Olson
Ortiz
Pastor (AZ)
Paulsen
Pence
Perlmutter
Perriello
Peters
Peterson
Petri
Pingree (ME)
Pitts
Platts
Poe (TX)
Pomeroy
Posey
Price (GA)
Putnam
Quigley
Rehberg
Reichert
Reyes
Richardson
Rodriguez
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Rooney
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Rothman (NJ)
Royce
Ruppersberger
Ryan (OH)
Ryan (WI)
Salazar
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Scalise
Schauer
Schiff
Schmidt
Schock
Schrader
Schwartz
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Sestak
Shadegg
Shea-Porter
Shimkus
Shuler
Shuster
Simpson
Skelton
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Souder
Space
Speier
Spratt
Stearns
Stupak
Sullivan
Sutton
Taylor
Teague
Terry
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Tierney
Titus
Tonko
Turner
Upton
Van Hollen
Visclosky
Walden
Walz
Wamp
Wasserman Schultz
Weiner
Welch
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (OH)
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Wu
Yarmuth
Young (AK)
Young (FL)



---- NOES 75 ---

Baldwin
Becerra
Brady (PA)
Brown, Corrine
Butterfield
Capuano
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Cleaver
Clyburn
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (IL)
DeGette
Delahunt
Doyle
Edwards (MD)
Ellison
Engel
Fattah
Filner
Fudge
Green, Al
Grijalva
Hinchey
Hirono
Holt
Honda
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kucinich
Larsen (WA)
Lee (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lynch
Markey (MA)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
Meeks (NY)
Mollohan
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Nadler (NY)
Neal (MA)
Olver
Pallone
Pascrell
Payne
Polis (CO)
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sánchez, Linda T.
Schakowsky
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sherman
Sires
Slaughter
Stark
Thompson (MS)
Towns
Tsongas
Velázquez
Waters
Watson
Waxman
Wexler
Woolsey



---- ANSWERED “PRESENT” 2 ---

Hastings (FL)
Watt



---- NOT VOTING 11 ---

Abercrombie
Barrett (SC)
Clarke
Connolly (VA)
Costa
Frank (MA)
McHugh
Nunes
Paul
Radanovich
Tanner

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H/T: BIGGOVERNMENT

DR

9/11/2009

September 11, 2001 NEVER FORGET!




We will remember





Never forget





9-11

PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE MURDERED...WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE? WHERE IS THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED-MEDIA ON THIS??

GOOD LUCK FINDING THIS STORY ANYWHERE ON THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED-MEDIA...

IT IS JUST DISGUSTING HOW THE LIBERALS IN GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED-MEDIA CONTINUE TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR JOURNALISM, INSTEAD OPTING FOR BEING PROPAGANDA TOOLS...

Pro-Life Advocate Murdered Outside Michigan School While Protesting Abortion

Owosso, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Local officials and state police are confirming that a pro-life advocate was shot and killed outside a high school in this Michigan town. The person, who is described as well-known but whose identity has not been released, was shot multiple times while protesting abortion outside Owosso High School.

Officials say the shooting occurred at 7:30 a.m. local time and most students were inside the school building at the time of the incident.

State police have also confirmed they apprehended a suspect about 8:15 a.m. at the suspect's home in this small community northeast of Lansing.

The shooting did not take place on school property but officials have locked down the school and taped off most of the front portions of the school grounds.

Now, local police say there has been a second, possibly related shooting, in Owosso that they are now investigating. The suspect in custody may have been involved in the second shooting that took place at a gravel company and officials say they are looking for other suspects who may have been involved.

"We have two murders," Shiawassee County sheriff George Braidwood told the Argus Press. "We believe they are related and we have a suspect in custody.

According to the Associated Press, in the spot where the protester stood, a black car is parked and a portable oxygen tank is lying next to a sign with a picture of an unborn child and the words life.

NBC 25 is reporting that interim school superintendent, Susan Wooden says the person is a well-known local pro-life advocate -- a man who frequently stands in high traffic areas with the sign to protest abortion.

LifeNews.com has learned that the pro-life advocate is James Pullion and the local Argus Press newspaper in Owosso has confirmed that to be the case. He was reportedly shot multiple times.

Gary Sheph, a local resident who lives near the high school, told the paper, he was sleeping when he heard “four shots and tires squeeling.”

“I just saw several people that I knew who were medical officials working on (Pouillon) and giving him CPR,” Shepherd said. “It's a pretty sad day when somebody shoots someone over a political agenda that he had. He was always known as the ‘sign man.' ... This country is based on freedom of speech.”

Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, has commented on the shooting in an email to LifeNews.com.

"We do not know the motive yet. But this is a time to console one
another, and to renew our determination to organize peaceful protests," he said. "It is no time for fear."

Pavone called on abortion advocates to comdemn the shooting.

"And I am waiting to hear the abortion advocates condemn this killing," he said.

The shooting follows on the heels of the killing of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller of Kansas, who had been under investigation by the state medical board for allegedly doing illegal abortions.

Abortion advocates came down hard on the pro-life community for allegedly bearing responsibility for the shooting even though it appears the alleged assailant, Scott Roeder, has no official connections with any pro-life groups.

Leading pro-life organizations are expected to condemn today's shooting and call on pro-abortion groups to do the same.

DR

9/10/2009

BALTIMORE ACORN PROSTITUTION INVESTIGATION

BREITBART'S BIG GOVERNMENT HAS BLOWN THE COVER OFF ANOTHER OF ACORN'S ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES...





HERE IS THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF ACORN WORKERS ASSISTING A MAN AND A WOMAN CLAIMING TO BE INVOLVED IN A PROSTITUTION RING, ENCOURAGIING THEM TO LIE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON HOW TO CLAIM UNDERAGE GIRLS FROM SOUTH AMERICA, FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION, AS DEPENDENTS TO CLAIM CREDITS ON THEIR THE PIMP'S TAX RETURN...

ACORN HAS RECEIVED MILLIONS FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND IS SET TO RECEIVE BILLIONS FROM THE STIMULUS PACKAGE...YET THEY SEEM TO BE IN THE BUSINESS OF INSTRUCTING PEOPLE ON HOW TO RUN ILLEGAL BUSINESS...CHEAT ON THEIR TAX RETURNS....LAUNDER MONEY...UNDERREPORT INCOME...WITHOUT ONE CONCERN FOR THE CHILDREN THAT ARE GOING TO BE FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION...


DR

9/01/2009

DEAR LEADER TO INDOCTRINATE CHILDREN - TEACHERS GIVEN 'TO-DO' LIST

UNBELIEVABLE!...OR IS IT?

PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities:
President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education September 8, 2009


Before the Speech:

Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States and his speech by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama and motivate students by asking the following questions: Who is the President of the United States? What do you think it takes to be President? To whom do you think the President is going to be speaking? Why do you think he wants to speak to you? What do you think he will say to you?

Teachers can ask students to imagine being the President delivering a speech to all of the students in the United States. What would you tell students? What can students do to help in our schools? Teachers can chart ideas about what they would say.

Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?

During the Speech:

As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas or phrases that are important or personally meaningful. Students could use a note-taking graphic organizer such as a Cluster Web, or students could record their thoughts on sticky notes. Younger children can draw pictures and write as appropriate. As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following: What is the President trying to tell me? What is the President asking me to do? What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?

Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?

Students can record any questions they have while he is speaking and then discuss them after the speech. Younger children may need to dictate their questions.

After the Speech:

Teachers could ask students to share the ideas they recorded, exchange sticky notes or stick notes on a butcher paper poster in the classroom to discuss main ideas from the speech, i.e. citizenship, personal responsibility, civic duty.

Students could discuss their responses to the following questions: What do you think the President wants us to do? Does the speech make you want to do anything? Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us? What would you like to tell the President?

Teachers could encourage students to participate in the Department of Education’s “I Am What I Learn” video contest.

On September 8th the Department will invite K-12 students to submit a 2
video no longer than 2 min, explaining why education is important and how their education will help them achieve their dreams. Teachers are welcome to incorporate the same or a similar video project into an assignment. More details will be released via www.ed.gov
.
Extension of the Speech: Teachers can extend learning by having students

Create posters of their goals. Posters could be formatted in quadrants or puzzle pieces or trails marked with the labels: personal, academic, community, country. Each area could be labeled with three steps for achieving goals in those areas. It might make sense to focus on personal and academic so community and country goals come more readily.

Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

Write goals on colored index cards or precut designs to post around the classroom.

Interview and share about their goals with one another to create a supportive community.

Participate in School wide incentive programs or contests for students who achieve their goals.

Write about their goals in a variety of genres, i.e. poems, songs, personal essays.

Create artistic projects based on the themes of their goals.

Graph student progress toward goals.


H/T: DRUDGE REPORT

DR

AMERICAN CITIZEN "THIS USED TO BE AMERICA!"; POLICE OFFICER "IT AIN'T NO MORE, OKAY?"

YES! YOU READ THAT RIGHT!! IN THIS UNBELIEVABLE EXCHANGE BETWEEN AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND A POLICE OFFICER, THE POLICE OFFICER DIDN'T LIKE THE CITIZEN'S POSTER AND THREATENED HIM IF HE HELD IT UP AGAIN...

THE AMERICAN CITIZEN COULD NOT GET AN EXPLANATION ABOUT WHY HIS POSTER WAS NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED AT THE RALLY...AND FINALLY SAID "THIS USED TO BE AMERICA!"...THE POLICE OFFICER ACTUALLY SAID "IT AIN'T NO MORE, OKAY?"

AND NOW, HERE IS THE AMAZING VIDEO:




THANKS TO RIGHT KLIK

DR

8/27/2009

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS 'RECOVERY'

DRUDGE REPORT HAS A LINK TO THIS ARTICLE FROM THE UK TELEGRAPH:

There is something wrong with the entire recovery tale, which ignores the fact that excess plant is still at the highest level since the Great Depression (capacity use is 70pc in Europe, 68pc in the US, 65pc in Japan, and as low as 50pc in some countries, according to the World Bank’s Justin Lin). Companies will have to cut jobs and investment.

Soaring “confidence” indicators have decoupled from reality. The world economy is still prostrate. GDP has shrunk 4pc, 6pc, 8pc, even 12pc or more in a large group of countries. There it more or less sits, like a deflated soufflé.

THIS IS SCARY STUFF...BUT EVEN MORE INTERESTING...AND TERRIFYING IS THIS:

Japan is the world’s second biggest economy. It lives on exports. It is also a key part of the supply chain for the Chinese economy. How can this hard data be reconciled with the extreme V-shaped recovery already priced in by the markets?

Is this just a glut of ships or is this telling us what the Shanghai market is also telling us, that credit tightening by the Chinese government is pulling the rug from underneath the latest commodity bubble?


THERE...THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT'S INVOLVEMENT IN ALL OF THIS...

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WARNING ABOUT BORROWING AT THE RATE WE HAVE AND THE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS WE HAVE FROM NOT ONLY ONE OF OUR WORLD COMPETETITORS...CHINA IS REALLY NO FRIEND TO THE UNITED STATES...

SURE, THEY COME HERE AND BUY UP INVESTMENTS...BUT, REALLY, IS THAT A GOOD THING?

I AM NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT...I AM WORRIED...AND IF YOU AREN'T...YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION...

DR

SHOCKER: REAL US UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 16%

FROM BREITBART NEWS:

The real US unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

"If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking -- so-called discouraged workers -- and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.

DR

8/26/2009

WEEP NO TEARS FOR TED KENNEDY'S PASSING...HOW OLD WOULD MARY JO KOPECHNE BE TODAY?


PERHAPS THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE RESERVED IN HELL FOR TEDDY KENNEDY...

JULY 18, 2009 WAS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARY JO KOPECHNE'S DROWNING:

Sometime around midnight, on July 18, 1969 Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down. While Kennedy managed to free himself from the wreck and swim to safety, his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was left in the car to drown.

I WEEP NO TEARS FOR TED KENNEDY'S PASSING...

Once he reached shore, Kennedy claims to have made seven or eight attempts to rescue Kopechne, but could not free her.

Kennedy then walked back to the cottage where he and four other men, were partying with several young women known as the “Boiler Room Girls“ who had worked on Robert Kennedy‘s campaign. Though Kennedy passed by a fire station and a private home to return to the cottage, he never stopped to ask for help for the trapped Kopechne.

He returned to the party and according to Kennedy himself, informed his cousin and a friend of the situation. The two men, Joseph Gargan and Paul Markham claim to have returned to the scene of the accident and made several unsuccessful attempts to free Kopechne.

Then Kennedy’s story takes an even stranger turn.

After the failed rescue attempts, Kennedy claims to have jumped back into the water and made the 500-foot swim across the channel back to Edgartown. He then walked back to his hotel and spent the night. He even took the time to change clothes and pay a visit to the front-desk, to complain about a noisy party--no doubt Kennedy's sloppy attempt at securing an alibi.

I'LL SAY AGAIN...I WEEP NO TEARS FOR TED KENNEDY'S PASSING...HE LEFT THAT POOR GIRL TO DROWN...


The next morning, Gargan and Markham around 8:00 a.m., and were supposedly shocked to discover that Kennedy never reported the accident to police. According to Kennedy‘s own testimony, he told them: "about my own thoughts and feelings as I swam across that channel ... that somehow when they arrived in the morning that they were going to say that Mary Jo was still alive"

The two men along with Kennedy went back to Chappaquiddick, where Kennedy spent some time making phone calls, seeking advice from various individuals as to how to proceed.

Meanwhile, two fisherman had discovered the submerged car and notified police. At 8:45a.m. a diver recovered the lifeless body of Mary Jo Kopechne.

It was not until 10a.m., over nine hours after driving-off of the bridge that Ted Kennedy went to the police station in Edgarton to report the accident.

Kennedy then gave the following prepared statement to police: “On July 18, 1969, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in Chappaquiddick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, I was driving my car on Main Street on my way to get the ferry back to Edgartown. I was unfamiliar with the road and turned right onto Dike Road, instead of bearing hard left on Main Street. After proceeding for approximately one-half mile on Dike Road I descended a hill and came upon a narrow bridge.

The car went off the side of the bridge. There was one passenger with me, one Miss Mary [Kopechne], a former secretary of my brother Sen. Robert Kennedy. The car turned over and sank into the water and landed with the roof resting on the bottom. I attempted to open the door and the window of the car but have no recollection of how I got out of the car. I came to the surface and then repeatedly dove down to the car in an attempt to see if the passenger was still in the car. I was unsuccessful in the attempt. I was exhausted and in a state of shock.

I recall walking back to where my friends were eating. There was a car parked in front of the cottage and I climbed into the backseat. I then asked for someone to bring me back to Edgartown. I remember walking around for a period and then going back to my hotel room. When I fully realized what had happened this morning, I immediately contacted the police”

In a move which must have been rather tortuous for her parents, Kennedy attended Mary Jo's funeral, wearing a neck brace (which he reportedly never wore again) and looking rather pathetic.

The diver who recovered Kopechne’s body, John Farrar testified at the official inquest that her body was found where the air pocket would have formed. He said: “Had I received a call within five to ten minutes of the accident occurring, and was able, as I was the following morning, to be at the victim's side within twenty-five minutes of receiving the call, in such event there is a strong possibility that she would have been alive on removal from the submerged car.

A week after the incident, Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and received a suspended two-month sentence. Kennedy then went on national television to repeat his rather implausible story, and to ask for the public’s “prayers.”

The ensuing scandal and questionable details given by all of those involved is now left to speculation. It was obvious to most people that Kennedy had allowed a young girl to drown, in a desperate and self-serving attempt to protect his political career.

FLOWERY WORDS ARE BEING SPOKEN AT THE PASSING OF TED KENNEDY...BUT THOSE WORDS ARE MEANINGLESS...THIS MAN WAS A MURDERER...


DR

8/25/2009

LONDON AND EUROPE WITHIN IRAN MISSILE RANGE IN 3-4 YEARS

FOUND THIS GEM OVER AT CLOSING VELOCITY:

As I reported after the Sejjil-2's unexpected success in May, over 20 European capitals are already within range. As Rubin correctly observes, they've achieved the breakthrough (solid fuel & staging) --- now it's just a matter of perfecting it in order to reach the rest of Europe.

With Iranian missile technology advancing by leaps and bounds, an intransigent Russia, and a pusillanimous Administration,
what a great time to be going back to the drawing board on European missile defense...



Iran could have the ability to strike most of Europe with a ballistic missile within three or four years if it made an all-out push, the former head of Israel's missile defense program said on Thursday.

If correct, the timeline cited by Uzi Rubin, a leading authority on Iran's program, puts a fresh note of urgency into a diplomatically thorny debate over building a multibillion-dollar anti-missile shield in Europe.

WHY DO I GET THE FEELING THAT THE WORLD HAS PUSHED THE PAUSE BUTTON?...

WELL EVERYONE IS ON PAUSE EXCEPT THE IRANIANS...SOMEONE HAD BETTER TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY...
DR

8/24/2009

8/22/2009

LIMBAUGH'S "BARNEY FRANK HAS BEEN LIVING AROUND URANUS" COMMENT REINFORCES THIS: LIBERALS CAN DISH IT OUT BUT THEY CAN'T TAKE IT

THE FACT THAT LIBERALS ARE STILL CRYING FOUL OVER RUSH LIMBAUGH'S REACTION TO BARNEY FRANK'S OUTRAGEOUS INSULT TO ONE OF HIS CONSTITUENTS IS PROOF - ONCE AGAIN - THAT LIBERALS CAN DISH IT OUT IN THE INSULT FACTORY...BUT IF ANYONE DARES RESPOND OR INSULT ONE OF THEIR THIN-SKINNED NINNIES...WATCH OUT!

JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO
DAVID LETTERMAN INSULTED THEN GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER:

"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game," Letterman said, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."

THE REACTION FROM THE LEFT??? SARAH PALIN HAS "THIN SKIN"...

THAT ATTACK ON PALIN'S 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER CAME AFTER LETTERMAN REFERRED TO PALIN AS HAVING THE STYLE OF A "SLUTTY FLIGHT ATTENDANT"


ALL DURING THE ELECTION PROCESS ATTACKS FROM THE LEFT WERE NOT ONLY ON GOVERNOR PALIN, HER FAMILY WAS FREE-GAME AS WELL ACCORDING TO LIBERAL STANDARDS...INCLUDING HER INFANT SON, TRIGG...

THE ATTACKS WERE DISGUSTING AND LOW-LIFE...BUT LIBERALS MAINTAINED THAT WHAT THEY WERE DOING WAS JUST FINE AND PALIN HAD BETTER DELELOP THICK SKIN IF SHE WANTED TO BE IN POLITICS...

BUT ANY CRITICISM OF LIBERALS FROM ANYONE AND THE HATRED AND COUNTER-ATTACKS BEGIN...CRITICIZE OBAMA...YOU ARE A RACIST...CRITICIZE AN OPENLY GAY MAN OR MAKE FUN OF HIM AFTER HE TAKES THE FIRST SHOT...AND YOU ARE EVIL AND DISCRIMINATING...

LIKE I SAID IN AN EARLIER POST...GET OVER YOURSELVES MORONIC LEFT...IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS GAME YOU HAD BETTER DEVELOP THICK SKIN...

IF YOU CAN DISH IT OUT...YOU'D BETTER BE PREPARED TO TAKE IT...WHEREVER IT LANDS...

DR

8/21/2009

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA FIRST MUSLIM AMERICAN PRESIDENT

Mother: Communist, Muslim friendly
Father: Muslim
Step Father: Muslim
Half his family: Muslim
X room mates: Muslims
Travel to Pakistan
Former Preacher, Rev.Wright: X Muslim
Ties to Farrakhan
Ties to Nation of Islam
Kissing up to Muslims since elected
How many dots did you need?


H/T: comments section Gateway Pundit

AMERICA'S MUSLIM PRESIDENT, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, SENDS 5 MINUTE RAMADAN BLESSING AFTER IGNORING NATIONAL PRAYER DAY

YEP, YOU READ THE TITLE RIGHT...

CANDIDATE OBAMA OBJECTED...OBJECTED LOUDLY...DURING THE CAMPAIGN TO ANY SUGGESTION THAT HE MAY BE MUSLIM...

REMEMBER NATIONAL PRAYER DAY? OBAMA WAS A NO-SHOW...COMPLETELY IGNORED IT...AND NOW THIS...

GATEWAY PUNDIT HAS THE STORY...

HERE'S THE VIDEO...



I HOPE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU THAT VOTED FOR AND ARE STILL DEFENDING THIS MAN...THIS...THIS...CHARLATON...THIS DISGUSTING, PHONY, INSINCERE, CAN'T-EVEN-BE-WHO-HE-REALLY-IS-UNTIL-HE-GETS-YOUR-VOTE LIAR...

I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY!

DR

8/20/2009

RUSH: BARNEY FRANK HAS BEEN LIVING AROUND URANUS

OMG...THE OUTRAGE FROM THE GAY COMMUNITY OVER RUSH LIMBAUGH'S REMARK ABOUT BARNEY FRANK HAS BEEN AS PREDICTED...BUT NARY A PEEP FROM THE LIBERALS ABOUT BARNEY FRANK'S RUDE AND CONDESCENDING REMARK TO ONE OF HIS OWN CONSTITUENTS!

IN FACT, THE
AP'S REPORT WAS TOTALLY IN THE TANK FOR BARNEY FRANK:
Rep. Barney Frank lashed out at protester who held a poster depicting President Barack Obama with a Hitler-style mustache during a heated town hall meeting on federal health care reform.

"On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Frank asked the woman, who had stepped up to the podium at a southeastern Massachusetts senior center to ask why Frank supports what she called a Nazi policy.

"Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it," Frank replied
.

RUSH LIMBAUGH, WHEN NOTING THE ATTACK FRANK MADE ON HIS CONSTITUENT, ALSO NOTED: "Isn't it an established fact that Barney Frank himself spends most of his time living around Uranus?"





PERSONALLY, I THINK LIMBAUGH'S REMARK IS HILARIOUS...ALL OF YOU PANSIES THAT ARE CRYING "FOUL" CAN JUST GET OVER YOURSELVES...

LIMBAUGH'S COMMENT WAS A RESULT OF BARNEY FRANK'S INSULT TO ONE OF HIS CONSTITUENT'S SIGNS COMPARING OBAMA TO HITLER...FEIGNED OUTRAGE OVER THE HITLER COMPARISON HOLDS NO WATER EITHER...


AS SWEETNESS & LIGHT POINTS OUT, TOP DEMS POST OVER AT DAILY KOS...HILLARY EVEN SPOKE AT THEIR 2007 CONVENTION...AND A GOOGLE SEARCH OF DAILY KOS AND REFERENCES TO HITLER GLEANED OVER 16 MILLION HITS JUST ON DAILY KOS ALONE...



SO, BARNEY FRANK AND ALL YOU MINDLESS ZOMBIE-TYPES...THE REFERENCES TO HITLER WERE BORN ON THE LEFT...IT'S ONLY "UNFAIR" IF THE REFERENCE IS MADE TO ONE OF YOUR OWN???

GET OUT OF MY FACE...STOP BREATHING MY AIR...

IN OTHER WORDS...STFU!

DR

8/17/2009

LIB "FASHION EXPERT" ROBIN GIVHAN DISSES TOWN HALL ATTENDEES

SO, WAPO'S ROBIN GIVHAN JUST COULDN'T RESTRAIN HERSELF...SHE JUST HAD TO JUMP INTO THE FRAY AND ATTACK TOWN HALL ATTENDEES - NOT ON WHAT THEY WERE SAYING, BUT ON WHAT THEY ARE WEARING:

What does one wear to a town hall meeting on health care when the sole reason for attending is to shout down one's congressman like a peevish teenager in the midst of a hormonal rage?

By and large, the shouters are dressed in a way that underscores their Average Guy -- or Gal -- bona fides. They are wearing T-shirts, baseball caps, promotional polo shirts and sundresses with bra straps sliding down their arm. They wear fuchsia bandannas and American-flag hankies wrapped around their skulls like sweatbands. A lot of them look as though they could be attending a sporting event and, as it turns out, the congressman is the opposing player they have decided to heckle. If not for the prohibition on signs and banners inside these meetings, one could well expect to see some of these volatile worker bees wearing face paint and foam fingers, albeit the highlighted digit would be one expressing foul displeasure rather than competitive rank or skill level.

OHHHH...I GET IT...THIS IS WHAT YOU WERE EXPECTING???:


OR THIS???...THESE ARE SUPPORTERS OF NOBAMA'S GOVERNMENT-TAKEOVER-OF-HEALTHCARE...BUT NARY A WORD FROM GIVHAN ON WHAT THEY ARE WEARING:


ROBIN GIVHAN HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN A WRINKLED DRESS, SHE EVEN POSED FOR THE CAMERA...AND EVERYONE RAVED OVER HER "STYLE"


BUT THIS IS RICH: ROBIN GIVHAN ATTENDED AN "UNDERWEAR PARTY"...
OOOH, LALA...BUT THAT IS FASHION BOYS AND GIRLS...THAT IS WHAT THE ULTRA-COOL PEOPLE DO...NEVER YOU MIND ABOUT WHAT ROBIN GIVHAN IS DOING...SHE IS THE FASHION EXPERT...AND YOU ARE THE DIRTY MASSES

H/T: NEWSBUSTERS


DR

8/13/2009

WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE CRISIS ON WALL STREET?

LIBERALS ARE TRYING TO RE-WRITE HISTORY...SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW, RIGHT?

I AM REPUBLISHING THIS VIDEO SO THAT YOU DO NOT FORGET WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:




IN THEIR OWN WORDS...

DR

8/12/2009

ARLEN SPECTER IS UNDAUNTED BY HIS CONSTITUENTS CONCERNS


A LOT HAS BEEN MADE OVER KATY ABRAM'S COMMENTS TO ARLEN SPECTER YESTERDAY, AND RIGHTFULLY SO...BUT I HOPE YOU WATCH THIS ENTIRE VIDEO...INCLUDING THE FIRST MAN SPEAKING AND SPECTER'S RESPONSE...

WHEN THE MAN LEFT, SPECTER ACTUALLY LAUGHED...

THEN SPECTER DEFENDED THE ACCUSATIONS OF SPECTER TRAMPLING ON OUR RIGHTS...AND EVEN SAID THAT HE, SPECTER, IS A DEFENDER OF AMERICAN RIGHTS...

THIS WHOLE SCENE THAT IS UNFOLDING BEFORE OUR EYES IS UNBELIEVABLE...

THE PEOPLE THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN CONGRESS ARE UNWILLING TO LISTEN TO OUR CONCERNS...WE SAW IN AN EARLIER POST SHEILAH JACKSON TALKING ON THE PHONE WHEN A CONSTITUENT IS ASKING HER A QUESTION...WE SEE SPECTER HERE CROSSING HIS ARMS WHEN A MAN TELLS HIM THAT THE HEALTHCARE BILL NEEDS TO BE THROWN AWAY...

SPECTER AND THE REST OF THESE LIBERALS HAVE NO INTENTION OF DOING ANYTHING IN RESPONSE TO OUR CONCERNS...

THEY ARE HAVING THESE "TOWNHALL MEETINGS" BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO...BUT THEIR MINDS ARE MADE UP...

THEY ARE GOING TO PASS THE BILL WHETHER WE WANT IT OR NOT...

WHEREVER YOU ARE...PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR AND LET THEM KNOW YOU DO NOT WANT GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM...

AND IF THEY DON'T LISTEN...WE ARE GOING TO WORK TO GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE...

IT IS TIME TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THESE THUGS!

DR

SHEILA JACKSON LEE TALKS ON PHONE AND IGNORES CONSTITUENT ASKING QUESTION DURING "TOWNHALL MEETING"

OH YEA, OUR "CONCERNED" LAWMAKERS ARE REALLY LISTENING TO US WHEN WE TELL THEM WE DO NOT WANT GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE...BELIEVE ME, THEY DO NOT CARE...THEY ARE GOING TO PASS THIS ABOMONATION WHEN THEY GET BACK IN SEPTEMBER!

HERE IS REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE - ON THE PHONE AND WON'T HANG UP! - WHEN A WOMAN, A CANCER SURVIVOR IS ASKING HER A QUESTION...

THIS IS REALLY OUTRAGEOUS! EVEN WHEN PEOPLE ARE MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT HOW THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THAT JACKSON IS ON THE PHONE, SHE CONTINUES THE CONVERSATION, COMPLETELY IGNORING THE PEOPLE THAT TRAVELED TO MEET WITH HER




SEND THEM ALL PACKING!

CONGRESS HAS FORGOTTEN THAT THEY WERE SENT TO DO THE JOB OF REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE! THEY WORK FOR US, AND THEY ARE IGNORING OUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND DEMANDS!

DR

8/11/2009

OBAMA: SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE PLAN? YES!...NO!...YES!...I DIDN'T SAY THAT!...YES!...MAYBE...DON'T GO PUTTING WORDS IN MAH MOUTH!

TODAY BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA LIED DURING HIS PHONY "TOWN HALL MEETING"

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Braced for a fight he never got, President Barack Obama went on the offensive in support of his health care plan Tuesday, urging a town hall audience not to listen to those who seek to "scare and mislead the American people."

Obama sought to dispel talk that his ultimate goal is a single-payer federal health care system, like that in countries such as Canada.

He also disputed the notion that adding a government-run insurance plan into a menu of options from which people could pick would drive private insurers out of business, in effect making the system single-payer by default

OBAMA IS LYING TO US AGAIN...HERE IT IS IN HIS OWN WORDS



DR

TAXPAYER MARCH ON DC 9-12-09


REGISTER FOR THE MARCH HERE

The 09-12-09 Protest

It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!

We’ve had enough of the out of control spending, the bailouts, the growth of big government and the soaring deficits. And we reject the future tax increases to pay for all of this spending and debt down the road. We are gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!



Agenda
(tentative - last updated 08/07/09)

We will be putting together the details of the week’s events soon. For now, this is our tentative agenda for 9-10 through 9-12. This is the most up to date, and accurate place for information on the web.

Thursday, 9-10

9:00am to 12:00pm Liberty Summit at DC Armory (REGISTER NOW!)
1:00pm: Press Conference on Capitol Hill (REGISTER NOW!)
1:30pm to 5:30pm: Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill
Evening: Free time to tour Washington

Friday, 9-11

Morning: September 11th Never Forget Memorial

9:00am Leadership Institute: Internet Activist Workshop (Agenda and Registration) (Complete Leadership Institute Workshop Schedule here.)

1:00pm Leadership Institute: Grassroots On the Ground Workshop (Agenda and Registration)

1:00pm Doctors Rally Against Socialized Medicine (REGISTER NOW!)
2:00pm to 5:30pm Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill
4:00pm Bureaucrash Happy Hour at Bullfeathers

5:00 pm Leadership Institute: Grassroots on the Hill Workshop (Agenda and Registration)

Saturday, 9-12
8:00am Set up for stages and volunteers; crowd gathers at Freedom Plaza
10:00am March on the Capitol Begins down Pennsylvania Ave. (See Map)
1:00pm March ends and Protest Begins at West Front of the U.S. Capitol

Click here to register for the March on Washington!

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR SATURDAY’S RALLY:

Dick Armey - FreedomWorks
Matt Kibbe - FreedomWorks
Mason Weaver, San Diego, CA
John Tate, Campaign for Liberty
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani, Houston, TX
Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots
Darla Dawald, Resistnet.com
Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks
Steve Elliot, Grassfire
Kellen Giuda, New York City

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR FRIDAY’S DOCTORS RALLY:

Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA)
Rep. Tom Price (GA)

WHY ARE WE SO ANGRY? OBAMA IS HOLDING SECRET MEETINGS...OBAMA'S BROKEN PROMISES...THERE IS NO TRANSPARENCY

Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised over and over, and over, and over, and over, again not to negotiate healthcare reform behind closed doors, to bring all parties together and to broadcast those negotiations on C-SPAN “so the American people can see what the choices are. Obama promised the healthcare negotiations would be on C-SPAN:


•He said it at Google –November 14, 2007

•He said it at the
CNN Democrat Presidential Debate — January 31, 2008

•He said it during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle — January 17, 2008 [the same interview during which Obama said his cap and trade plan would
bankrupt anyone who builds a coal-powered plant and electricity rates will skyrocket.]

•He said it at an Ohio Town Hall — March 2008

•He said it during an interview with the St. Petersburg Times — May 2008

Watch the following video to see Obama’s now broken promises for transparent healthcare negotiations:





WHY ARE WE SO ANGRY? I'LL TELL YOU WHY...OBAMA PROMISED TO HAVE TRANSPARENCY...OBAMA PROMISED TO INCLUDE THE PUBLIC IN THE DISCUSSIONS...OBAMA PROMISED TO HOLD THESE DISCUSSIONS ON CSPAN...

NONE OF THAT HAS HAPPENED...AND NOW OBAMA TELLS US TO SHUT UP??!!

H/T: REDSTATE

DR

8/10/2009

Astroturf For Healthcare – $10-$15 Hr!

REPOSTING THIS FROM SWEETNESS & LIGHT

From one of the dozens of current ads on Craigslist:

ORGANIZE TO PASS HEALTHCARE REFORM!!! EARN $10-$15/HR!!! (Los Angeles)
Date: 2009-07-27

Now is our chance to make health care work.
America’s health care system is broken. Health care costs are spiraling out of control, throwing families, businesses and government into financial crisis. Families are worried their health coverage won’t be there when they need it. Our country can’t afford to wait for health reform that keeps costs down and protects consumers.

We can’t wait for affordable, dependable health care.

We’re fighting for health care that will protect families’ financial health, lay out a clear path for all Americans to afford health care, and improve patient safety and quality care.

You can work for change this summer.
Join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen. You can make great friends and money along the way. Earn $4000-$6000 this summer.

To apply for a job, visit our website—
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•Location: Los Angeles
•This is at a non-profit organization.
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•Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
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From the website of the
Fund For The Public Interest:

Canvassing: Winning campaigns and building organizations one person at a time
If you ask anyone who’s canvassed for the Fund in the last 25 years, they’ll probably give you a thoughtful dissertation on the value of canvassing. Any of our more than 50 partner organizations will too, as will leaders throughout the progressive movement. Boiling it down, there are at least five good reasons to canvass:

•Raise money to fund campaigns and build an organization
•Sign up members for an organization
•Educate the public about serious problems and real solutions
•Build name recognition for an organization and campaign
•Influence decision-makers
And then there’s the profound, positive impact of canvassing on the people we canvass and the canvassers themselves. These impacts aren’t easily measured, but they undoubtedly help lay the groundwork for a healthier, more vibrant democracy.


Over 25 years, the Fund has helped over 50 organizations win their campaigns & build their resources. We can help your organization, too.

MORE INFORMATION

To find out more about the power of canvassing, visit http://www.canvassingworks.org.

For media inquiries about the Fund and about canvassing, please contact TheFundMediaRelations@fundstaff.org.

From their ‘About Us’
page:

Fund For The Public Interest
Fund For The Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility, membership and political power of the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.

The Fund was launched in 1982 to develop campaigns and technologies to engage Americans in public interest advocacy efforts. Through our fundraising and non-fundraising canvasses, we’ve gathered over 20 million petition signatures over the past 25 years and raised over $20 million for our partner organizations in the last year alone.

Current Fund partners like Sierra Club and Human Rights Campaign are expanding their donor base and passing tougher legislation against air pollution, forest clear-cutting, hate crimes, and special interest money in politics. We owe our success to the fusion of our staff’s grassroots organizing experience, cost-conscious attitude and work ethic with our partner groups’ issue expertise, initiative and vision.

We’re best known for our canvass programs. Over the years we’ve developed the nation’s largest and most effective network for door-to-door and street canvassing—signing up members in high traffic, public places. We sign up sustainers—members who commit to automatic monthly contributions from a checking account or credit card—as well as one-time contributors. We are also one of the nation’s most prolific signature gathering operations. We have pioneered other creative outreach methods, like canvassing at concerts and gay pride festivals.

And here is what you are
buying:

Battle-tested grassroots professionals
We provide a variety of services to help our partners achieve their political, fundraising and membership goals. We operate the nation’s largest fundraising and membership canvassing network. We recruit potential activists and volunteers to enhance your advocacy efforts. We run petition drives, qualify ballot initiatives, and register voters.

The Fund’s senior management team has over a century of combined grassroots organizing and fundraising experience, and we’re ready to put it to work for you.

Isn’t it odd how easy it is to find these organizations on the other side?

And yet after all of these years we have heard so little about them.

It’s almost as if we don’t have a watchdog media.


COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF...

DR

8/08/2009

PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE IN IRAN


LEST WE FORGET WITH ALL OUR TURMOIL GOING ON HERE...THE PEOPLE IN IRAN THAT PROTESTED THEIR FIXED ELECTION ARE NOW ON TRIAL...I WISH I COULD DO MORE...BUT I AM PRAYING FOR THEM DAILY...DO NOT FORGET THESE PEOPLE...THE ONLY THING THEY ARE GUILTY OF IS A DESIRE TO BE FREE!
DR

ACORN TOPS THE LIST OF "HEALTHCARE FOR AMERICAN NOW"

Exactly who is "Health Care for America Now"? They are one of the "manufacturers" of the REAL astroturfing going on at some of these events

From their website:

What is Health Care for America Now (HCAN)?

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care we all can count on in 2009. Our organization and principles are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.

We are building a national movement to win comprehensive health care reform by helping mobilize people in their communities to lobby their U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress to stand up to the insurance companies and other special interest groups to achieve quality, affordable health care in 2009.

Who supports HCAN?

Health Care for America Now and its
principles for reform are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress. HCAN has more than 1,000 member organizations in 46 states. We are doctors, nurses, community organizations, labor unions, small business owners, faith-based groups, people of color, seniors, and children’s and women’s rights groups.

For the complete list of HCAN members,
view our membership list. (More than a few names will jump out at you)

Our Steering Committee includes: ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Campaign for Community Change, Children’s Defense Fund Action Council, Communications Workers of America, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), MoveOn.org, NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Women’s Law Center, SEIU, UFCW, USAction, Women's Voices, Women's Vote and Working America.

H/T: ATLAS SHRUGS

DR

WHITE HOUSE THUG TACTICS TO SILENCE AMERICANS

MARK LEVIN ON WHITE HOUSE THUG TACTICS TO SILENCE AMERICANS:



This is how Thug Politics are played-- Chicago-style:

Obama: "They Bring a Knife...We Bring a Gun"
Obama to His Followers: "Get in Their Faces!"



Obama on ACORN Mobs: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I'm angry!"
Obama To His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard
Conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin told Sean Hannity tonight that if something happens to one of these tea party protesters at a rally then the White House is partly responsible.

On Thursday August 6 a black conservative was beaten by a mob of Obama supporters outside an Obamacare town hall meeting in St. Louis.


H/T: GATEWAY PUNDIT

DR

NANCY AND THE ASTROTURFERS



LOOKING AT THE LEFT HAS AN EXCELLENT POST ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN DENVER WHEN PELOSI SHOWED UP WITH HER ASTROTURFERS...YES, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT...

THESE ARE THE REAL MCCOY...HERE IS AN EMAIL THAT WENT OUT FROM ARAPAHOPE.ORG TO INVITE "SUPPORTERS" TO SHOW UP FOR PELOSI...WHY, THEY WILL EVEN PICK YOU UP AND DRIVE YOU THERE! NOW THAT IS REAL GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING, HUH NANCY??

ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA - OBAMA'S TOOL - APPARENTLY ALSO CALLED THESE PEOPLE OUT, AND IT EVEN LOOKS LIKE THEY MANUFACTURED THE SIGNS FOR THEM...AND THE REALLY INTERESTING THING IS...THE ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA WEBSITE'S ADDRESS IS barackobama.com HMMMM, IMAGINE THAT!

BUT I DIGRESS...
COMPARE THE TWO PHOTOS OF THE PEOPLE FOR OBAMA'S GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE...AND THE PEOPLE AGAINST IT...AND YOU TELL ME WHO THE REAL ASTROTURFERS ARE...
DR

8/07/2009

OBAMA: "I WANT THE FOLKS WHO CREATED THIS MESS TO SHUT UP"

Obama is calling for people to just SHUT UP:

"But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."




Um, excuse me...Nobama...YOU were in Congress and VOTED FOR THIS BULLSHIT!!!

I'M THINKING THAT THE PEOPLE THAT DID VOTE FOR YOU EXPECTED YOU TO BE A LEADER, NOT A WHINER...QUIT BELLYACHING AND GET TO WORK YOU MORON

YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!

DR

THE BIG SNITCH: OBAMA ASKING PEOPLE TO TURN IN THEIR NEIGHBORS


OBAMA HAS STEPPED WAAAAAY OUT OF LINE

The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say.

"The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday.

"There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said.

"If the White House deletes anything, it violates one statute. If the White House collects data on the free speech, it violates another statute."

DR

8/04/2009

ISSA TO RAHM: THIS ISN'T CHICAGO

THE UPRISING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN FORCED UPON US...I THINK IS FINALLY BEGINNING TO WORK

NOW
CERTAIN MEMBERS IN CONGRESS ARE FINDING THEIR BACKBONE AND STARTING TO PUSH BACK:

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying “While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress.”


KEEP UP THE NOISE, PEOPLE...TURN THE HEAT UP...LET THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE AREN'T HAPPY!

IT REINFORCES THE MESSAGE NOT ONLY TO THE LIBERALS, BUT GIVES THE CONSERVATIVES A REASON TO FINALLY FIND THEIR VOICE...

DR

OBAMA IS A JOKER...AND WORSE


I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS THAT LIBERALS ARE SCREAMING AND GNASHING THEIR TEETH OVER THIS PICTURE...

ATLAS SHRUGS HAS A GREAT POST WITH JUST SOME OF THE HATEFUL DEPICTIONS OF PRESIDENT BUSH THAT LIBERALS WERE GLEEFULLY POSTING AND PASSING AROUND...

WITH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, EVERYTHING THAT ANYBODY SAYS IN CRITICISM OF THIS SOCIALIST IS TAGGED AS 'RACIST'...I SAY THAT'S BULLSHIT!

IT'S ABOUT TIME THAT PEOPLE WAKE UP TO THE TRUTH!

BESIDES, AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF VITRIOL, HATRED AND DEMENTED RANTS FROM ANGRY LIBS TOWARDS GEORGE W. BUSH, THIS IS REALLY MILD IN COMPARISON...

BUT IT'S A START...
DR

8/03/2009

UNCOVERED VIDEO: OBAMA EXPLAINS HOW HIS PLAN WILL 'ELIMINATE' PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES

FROM BREITBART.TV

"I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process..."

OBAMA...LIAR-IN-CHIEF

DR




8/02/2009

CLINTON'S POOP RUINS MICHELLE O'S GARDEN

HILARIOUS!

Michelle’s organic dream has been dashed by a nasty toxic legacy lurking in the soils of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It turns out that a previous Presidential gardening team had used sewage sludge (ie: Clinton shit) for fertilizer.

This is a fairly common practice with one huge problem.

Actually, I don't know ANYONE that uses sewage to water a garden!

DR

7/30/2009

DEMS BLAME MEDIA FOR AUGUST DEADLINE BUT OBAMA WAS DEFENDING THE AUGUST DEADLINE JUST ONE WEEK AGO!

FROM THEHILL.COM:

Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday blamed Capitol Hill media for setting an August deadline for health reform and Republicans for blocking the bill's progress....

Reid said reporters created a fictitious deadline of a successful vote by the August recess...


OH REALLY?

ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER WROTE JUST ONE WEEK AGO THAT IT IS OBAMA THAT WANTS THE AUGUST DEADLINE AND OBAMA WAS DEFENDING IT:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is defending his relentless campaign for a health care bill before Congress's August recess, saying "the default in Washington is inaction and inertia." The Republican Party chairman assailed it as an "excessive push."

SO WHAT IS THE TRUTH?? WHATEVER IS CONVENIENT FOR LIBERALS TO FIT THEIR AGENDA??

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE BULLSHITTING IDIOTS THAT ARE RUNNING AND RUINING THIS COUNTRY!

TIME TO KICK ALL OF THEIR ASSES OUT AND TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY!

DR

7/29/2009

WAXMAN'S TWIN?


WANTED TO POST ABOUT THIS FOR SOME TIME NOW AND FINALLY GOT AROUND TO LOOKING FOR PICS...BUT RIGHT ON ARIZONA BEAT ME TO IT...GREAT MINDS AND ALL THAT :)
I REPRODUCE THE COMPARISON PHOTOS HERE...YOU BE THE JUDGE...

DR

7/28/2009

JOHN CONYERS: WHY READ THE BILL IF WE CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT??

OMG...OMG!

JOHN CONYERS, HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN...CHAIRMAN!!...

CNS REPORTS: During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.

“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”


UMM...BECAUSE THAT'S YOUR JOB???!!!!

WTF ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING IN WASHINGTON DC, SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE, IF THEY HAVE ATTITUDES LIKE THIS??

THIS IS HOW WE GOT THE "STIMULUS BILL"...THIS IS HOW WE GOT "TARP"...THIS IS HOW THESE MORONS ARE BANKRUPTING OUR COUNTRY!!

WTF!!

DR

7/24/2009

CAMBRIDGE POLICE: OBAMA SHOULD APOLOGIZE

CAMBRIDGE POLICE ARE ASKING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO APOLOGIZE FOR HIS REMARKS AND I AGREE!

"I think the President should make an apology to all law enforcement personnel throughout the entire country that took offense to this," Steve Killian, president of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officer's Association, said Friday.

I DON'T THINK IT IS A COINCIDENCE THAT OBAMA MADE SUCH DIVISIVE REMARKS JUST AS HIS NUMBERS ARE TANKING...ALWAYS RESORT TO THE RACIST ISSUE WHEN TRYING TO STIR THINGS UP, EH?

DR

7/22/2009

SO JUST WHO IS IN OBAMA'S SHADOW GOVERNMENT??


STEVEN CLARK BRADLEY HAS AN EXCELLENT POST ON THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT THAT OBAMA IS PUTTING TOGETHER...A MUST READ!
THEN, YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION!
DR

7/21/2009

THE 535 BUFFOONS IN CONGRESS

There is nothing, besides our complacency, to prevent the 535 buffoons in congress from changing our lives forever…

535 buffoons cannot force us to give up our health care and go on a government program…a government program that
THEY REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to
PAY HIGHER TAXES…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to give them OUR MONEY so that they can
give OUR MONEY to people that refuse to work…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to accept a
complete lack of transparency from the “One” that promised COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to accept
OUR MONEY taken to pay off THEIR DEBT to THEIR CONTRIBUTORS…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to believe that the
CIA LIED TO CONGRESS…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to practice
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION…unless we don’t fight back

535 buffoons cannot force us to accept TARP…but we didn’t fight back hard enough

This list could be 30 pages long…or longer…but the point is…these 535 BUFFOONS IN CONGRESS NEED TO REMEMBER WHO THEIR BOSS IS…

WHO SENT THESE 535 BUFFOONS TO WASHINGTON, DC IN THE FIRST PLACE?? WE DID!!

IT'S TIME THESE 535 BUFFOONS START WORKING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAD BETTER WAKE UP AND TAKE CONTROL OF THIS RUDDERLESS SHIP BEFORE WE SINK


DR