by Adam Bitely, NetRight Nation: I was able to attend the press conference this morning where Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe released their new video filmed at the Philadelphia ACORN office. Interestingly, it looks like they are taking Media Matters to task for their comments on their work thus far. For those who aren’t aware, Media Matters is attacking this courageous film team for releasing these videos. Aside from outrageous claims that they are making, Media Matters appears to be in a close relationship with ACORN.
As Andrew Breitbart said at the press conference this morning, “This is not a race issue, this is a human issue.” While others claim that the videos are racially motivated, it is clear that this is not race based. Those that claim this is are wrong and will be called out for making such erroneous claims.
I also noticed that Media Matters had a camera at the press conference. I wonder how they are reacting to the facts presented to them this morning. From James O’Keefe at BigGovernment.com comes the latest video that is haunting ACORN and Media Matters:
UPDATE 2:24 PM EST
We muted the audio of the ACORN employees on the video released today due to ACORN’s legal attack upon us. We call upon ACORN to state publicly now that it has no objection to the public release of any its employees oral statements to us. If they are interested in the truth, why wouldn’t they do so?
ARRA News Service
by Michelle Malkin at Townhall.com
Hollywood hearts Obama. Obama hearts government-directed national service. That is why you won’t be able to change the TV channel all week without getting lectured about the need to get off the couch and Do Something. (After your favorite shows are over, of course.) Creeped out? You should be.
The entertainment industry, inspired by Obama’s $6 billion expansion of government volunteerism spending, is coordinating plot lines and ads to push public service. “The message will be nearly ubiquitous,” reports the Los Angeles Times, “starting in the morning with programs such as ‘Today’ and ‘The View,’ and then echoed on soap operas, prime-time series and late-night shows.” First lady Michelle Obama, a relentless AmeriCorps promoter who publicly extolled the Tinseltown initiative last month, will cap off the week with an appearance on “The Jay Leno Show” on Friday.
But don’t expect Leno to ask Mrs. Obama about her reported meddling in personnel decisions at the scandal-plagued AmeriCorps. Or about the program’s long history as a government boondoggle stuffed with make-work jobs, permanent bureaucracies, left-wing slush funds and partisan lobbyists. More on that in a moment.
Spearheaded by a nonprofit called the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), organizers deny any partisan or political motivation. But editor John Nolte published an internal memo from EIF titled “Answering the Call,” which describes the entire multiyear campaign as a direct response to President Obama’s call “for a new era of responsibility.” The massive leftward tilt in Hollywood donations to Democratic campaign coffers speaks for itself. As do the celebrity vows of volunteer-mongers like Demi Moore, who pledged in a recent national service PSA not to be a servant to her fellow citizens or her country, but “a servant to Barack Obama.”
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We noticed a segment on Fox News this morning and googled “sheriff jo arpaio told to back off.” Not surprisingly, the MSM seems to have failed to cover this story. But our friends across the pond picked it up in an October 9 article on guardian.co.uk.
by Daniel Nasaw at guardian.co.uk
A controversial Arizona sheriff known for taking a hard line against illegal immigrants has been stripped of some of his powers in what he described as a political move by the Obama administration.
Joe Arpaio, a gruff lawman who styles himself as America’s toughest sheriff, has won acclaim from US anti-immigrant forces for his relentless pursuit of mostly Hispanic illegal immigrants in Maricopa county, Arizona, a fast-growing county of 4 million people that is home to Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city.
Arpaio’s aggressive tactics include the jailing of illegal immigrants in tent cities surrounded by barbed wire in the middle of Arizona’s searingly hot summers, the reduction of meal costs to 20 cents per day, the use of pink jail clothing for men, and chain gangs for women inmates.
Arpaio also came in for criticism when he appeared on the Fox reality show Smile: You’re Under Arrest.
Under a two-year-old agreement with the federal department of homeland security, Arpaio and his deputies had been authorised to enforce federal immigration law by arresting suspected illegal immigrants in the field and by checking the immigration status of people arrested on other offences. The department of homeland security includes the US immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) agency.
But after drawing thousands of complaints and a civil rights investigation from the justice department, Arpaio was this week stripped of his federal authority to make immigration arrests. County attorney Andrew Thomas, one of Arpaio’s supporters, condemned the “setback in the fight against illegal immigration”.
For his part Arpaio has promised to continue chasing illegal immigrants using state laws. In an angry press conference, he called US homeland security officials “liars” and said he would personally drive those caught on the streets to the border if federal officers refused to take arrested illegal immigrants into custody. “I’ll take a little trip to the border and turn them over to the border,” he said.
Arpaio’s critics decried his continued plans to arrest illegal immigrants and said the Obama administration should sever all ties with him.
The now-rescinded authority to conduct field sweeps of illegal immigrants yielded only about 300 out of the roughly 33,000 total arrests of illegal immigrants since 2007, the Obama administration has done little to curtail Arpaio, said Frank Sharry, executive director of immigration reform advocacy group America’s Voice.
“He’s going to go down in history as a man who terrorised the Latino community for the sake of his own visibility and political popularity,” Sharry said. “The fact that the Obama administration would lend any of its legitimacy to any of his activities is surprising and disappointing.”
Arpaio was first elected sheriff in 1993.
“The department of homeland security is making a historic mistake if it continues its relationship with Sheriff Joe Arpaio,” said Paco Fabian, spokesman for immigration reform advocacy group America’s Voice. “The federal government is lending its full force and legitimacy to a rogue cop certain to go down in history as a serial violator of civil rights and an enemy of the Latino community.”
An estimated 12 million illegal immigrants live in the US. The federal government is virtually paralysed over how to react, with conservatives like Arpaio calling for the arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants and increased border enforcement. Obama, many Democrats and some Republicans call for a system that will allow most to gain legal status after paying a fine and learning English, but reform efforts in 2006 and 2007 withered under sustained rightwing opposition.
More than 60 law enforcement agencies across the country have signed onto the same programme under which local officers are effectively deputised to enforce immigration law. But critics of the programme say it wastes police resources needed to fight street crime, promotes racial profiling of Hispanics, targets peaceful workers, breaks up families and breeds distrust of police among immigrants, who become afraid to report crime for fear they will be asked for immigration papers.
• This article was amended on 19 October 2009. The original headline read: White House strips immigration policing powers from Arizona sheriff.
In his interview on Fox, Arpaio said he wasn’t backing down and the Federal government couldn’t stop him from enforcing the Arizona laws he was elected to uphold.
by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann at Townhall.com
Whether or not you now have health insurance, Obama’s health care bill will cost you dearly.
If you don’t have insurance, you will be required to buy it. The legislation specifies how much you will have to pay for the coverage before any subsidy kicks in. All during the campaign, Obama kept speaking about affordable coverage. Now it appears that his definition of “affordable” might be a bit elastic.
If your household income is $66,000 a year, slightly above the national average, Obama’s health care bill will require you to spend 12 percent of your income — about $8,000 a year or almost $700 a month — to buy health insurance before you get any federal subsidy.
Even those making less will have to reach deep into their meager resources to satisfy Obama’s statutory requirement. Families scraping by on only $44,0000 a year will have to pay 7 percent of their income (about $3,000) on insurance. Even those making just $33,000 will have to ante up 4.5 percent of their income (about $1,500) for health insurance. The required payments reach so far down the scale that those who are living at the federal poverty level of $22,000 will have to shell out 2 percent of their totally inadequate incomes ($440) for insurance.
That Obama is charging premiums to those living at or on the border of poverty is absolutely incredible! And this from a candidate who pledged that he would not tax the middle class!
If you have insurance, you will get hit by his proposed 40 percent tax on insurance premiums.
Oh and how the liberal lapdog press played right into the hands of their master manipulators! But what happens when they can’t control a player in the news arena?
We on the right have long argued the relationship between the Obama campaign (and now administration) and the mainstream media was more like puppeteer and marionette than the public servant and public watchdog envisioned by our founders when they insisted on the freedom of the press in our 1st Amendment. But now we have President Obama’s chief propagandist gloating about pulling the strings to manipulate the supposed objective media.
“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,” said Dunn.
“One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters,” said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama’s chief campaign manager.
“We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it,” Dunn said.
Now we musn’t forget this is the same Propaganda Minister Anita Dunn who last week initiated a war on Fox News, attacking the organization as a “wing of the Republican Party.”
With video of the Obama administration equivalent of Joseph Goebbels boasting about controlling the press, it seems clear White House animosity towards Fox stems more from its inability to control the network’s coverage than the purported bias.
Some are questioning the wisdom of the White House strategy of waging a war with a major news outlet. “It’s a very risky strategy. It’s not one that I would advocate,” David Gergen said. But such thoughts may represent a level of naivete in thinking the Obama administration still respects the rules of the game, and American traditions such as freedom of the press. But our President may be willing to take yet another lesson from some of his new buddies like Chavez and Castro.
After all, Obama and his Democratic allies haven’t tried to camoflauge their intentions for the future of talk radio. They’ve already made clear, to anyone with open eyes, they intend to destroy any broadcaster who dares air messages critical of the Obamessiah.
Chavez’ media strategy of ‘if you can’t control it, kill it’ may be what Obama has in mind for Fox. I mean, the President’s Propaganda Minister proudly proclaims Mao Tse Tung is one of her most admired political leaders. Mao was responsible for the deaths of some 70 million to establish control of the Chinese population.
What can we infer from such radical idolization of a murderous, Communist tyrant and the war now being waged on Fox News by the White House Propaganda Ministry?
Maybe the White House intent is to control the message, or destroy the messenger.
They say there’s a silver lining behind every cloud. Maybe this is true of President Obama’s health care plan as well.
Then again, maybe not.
Originally posted by Jared Law on The 912 Network: We Surround Them!
If you want to blunt their efforts, call on BOTH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, the 20th and 21st of October, 2009! First call yours, then call everybody else’s! If you can only call one day, call on the 20th; if it’s busy, keep calling as long as possible!
Remember that the Founding Fathers had to take a leaky, creaking, microbe- and virus-riddled ship for MONTHS just to go and petition the King! While we have done much, we must be in it for the long haul! Please share this with every American you know who isn’t thrilled with the direction our country is going in; with every American who isn’t blindly worshiping the current administration!
Do you think it will help to flood their phone lines with OUR calls OPPOSING the so-called HealthCare “reform?” I submit that it will, and it might even embolden some of them to do the RIGHT THING!
Regardless of how they justify the bill, it’s something they probably haven’t read, it’s something where they simply don’t understand all that’s in there, and they can claim it’s “deficit-neutral” all they want, but they’re assuming it will cost LESS than it will, and they will HAVE TO, regardless of their claims to the contrary, at the worst possible time, use HIGHER TAXES AND INCREASE OUR NATIONAL DEFICIT (and therefore our National Debt, which is in the TENS OF TRILLIONS BEFORE HealthCare “reform”), increasing theft from taxpayers by YET ANOTHER 2 TRILLION DOLLARS, all while destroying the value of the dollar! And it was reported yesterday by Fox News Channel that they’re only counting the FIRST YEAR of costs, when it’s just getting started, ignoring EVERY SUBSEQUENT YEAR covered by the spending in the bill, once again, to make it appear deficit-neutral!
Even ENRON and GLOBAL CROSSING executives would be deeply embarrassed to have to defend such corrupt accounting practices!
Also, as Glenn mentioned on his show earlier this week, they’re raising taxes for a full TEN YEARS to pay for costs of a FIVE YEAR span of time. This is even more unsustainable than Medicare and Social Security are, today!
What they have planned defies logic and reason.
Most of us probably never attributed HALF of what they’ve done to our beloved country in EIGHT MONTHS to the entire FIRST TERM of Barack Hussein Obama during the election, at least, not out loud, in public.
If our Founding Fathers were here, I believe they would encourage us to throw a wrench in the works an STOP CONGRESS from passing ANY legislation until we can fix the imbalance of extreme, radical Marxist-leaning so-called “progressives.” Any Principled Patriot would feel a duty to admit the truth: anybody who voted for TARP, the Stimulus package(s), the bloated budget, etc. is PART OF THE PROBLEM.
Let’s HOLD THE LINE, make our phone calls, to ensure Congress doesn’t feel pressured by the extreme, radical Marxist push to enable a government takeover of our HealthCare system! Let’s overwhelm this assault on our liberty! We Surround Them!!
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What say you?
Keynote speaker Lord British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, gave a scathing and lengthy presentation, complete with detailed charts, graphs, facts, and figures which culminated in the utter decimation of both the pop culture concept of and the credible threat of any significant anthropomorphic ., former science adviser to
Here were Monckton’s closing remarks, as dictated from my audio recording:
At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it, because they think they’re going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regime from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it.
I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word “government” actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” – because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.
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Across the US today and tomorrow, Tea Partiers and 912’ers will rally once again. Only this time, what the Democrats call the “Angry Mob” will get the media coverage that’s been lacking when they gathered previously.
That’s because Operation “Can You Hear Us Now?” won’t take place at Capitols or city parks. Planners of this rally chose to take the message to the mainstream media since the media won’t come to them. These rallies will be held on the doorsteps of left-wing media outlets across the country. Reporters, anchors, and management will have a hard time ignoring the masses as they gather beneath their office windows. When they have to push through the crowd on their way out the door, they’ll no longer be able to turn a blind eye to the frustration of millions of Americans.
This is the website organizers set up where you can find more information and here’s a list of all planned events. Be sure to check the list, because most are planned for Saturday, but a few will be held today, Friday October 16.
Join the crowds and make your voice be heard!
Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.
The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.
Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.
“It’s clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race,” Ryan, 44, said in a statement. “What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign – the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play.”
Although Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one ‘avant-garde’ club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable, lashed out at the media and said it was “truly outrageous” that the Chicago Tribune got a judge to unseal the records.
The Republican choice will become an instant underdog in the campaign for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, since Obama held a wide lead even before the scandal broke.
“I feel for him actually,” Obama told a Chicago TV station. “What he’s gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldn’t wish on anybody.”
The Republican state committee must now choose a replacement for Ryan, who had won in the primaries against seven contenders. Its task is complicated by the fact that Obama holds a comfortable lead in the polls and is widely regarded as a rising Democratic star.
The chairwoman of the Illinois Republican Party, Judy Topinka, said at a news conference, after Ryan withdrew, that Republicans would probably take several weeks to settle on a new candidate.
“Obviously, this is a bad week for our party and our state,” she said.
As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ryan had defended himself saying, “There’s no breaking of any laws. There’s no breaking of any marriage laws. There’s no breaking of the Ten Commandments anywhere.”
Nobody seems to have found a retraction yet, or an Obama rebuttal. It sure seems the solution to this would be simple. All this mess would evaporate…go away…disappear…if only our Dear Leader would produce his birth certificate, or his university records.