Monday, May 31, 2010
Sign from kind, tolerant, far left protest in San Francisco, 3/15/2003. (That link is inactive, here is an article that mentions the event in 2003, "Who Calls for 'Shooting Officers'?," 4/3/2003, by Stephen Schwartz. I'll see if I can find another link to the photo.)
- In this country (US) I consider our 2 political parties the Crips and the Bloods, neither one is worth much. I voted for the current president, but I am disappointed in him. He is not here, dealing with this 'crime scene'.
don't call it cap and trade, call it 'American jobs' etc. Obama and Nancy Pelosi agreed. So why shouldn't the left's biggest America-haters--who are treated like lifetime representatives of US taxpayers--proceed full steam ahead to smash the last American to bits?
- Per the UK Guardian an angry group including Soros, Larry Summers, and Bob Ward met in March in London to hammer out how to get Americans' money, just really, have to get our money.
- $100bn a year for the rest of this decade, cash that will be used to help the world's poorest countries adapt to climate change.
"The prices we pay for our goods do not reflect one key cost: the damage that their production does to the planet's climate system," said Bob Ward, of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the LSE. "We need to find ways
- to extract payment from those who cause that damage and then use that money to fund developing nations
- so that they can protect themselves from the worst effects of global warming."
And to raise those funds the Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing has made clear that it will consider everything – from placing levies on international aviation and shipping,
- to enlarging carbon markets, introducing financial transaction taxes and using the International Monetary Fund's special reserve currency.
You name it and it will be run up the flagpole – for success in establishing a developing world finance plan is now considered crucial to the success of next December's UN climate change meeting in Mexico.
- "Finance is a prerequisite for a climate agreement," said Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climage Change, on Friday. (Who asked him?)
"Developing countries are very sensitive about this. Talks will collapse without strong and secure financing in place.""...
- by Paul Harris, John Vidal, and Robin McKie, "The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle?"
- 5/30, J. Grilling: "The crisis-solution scheme is the centerpiece of the Obama policy agenda. Using the now-debunked climate change scare,
- Using the cover of "service," a principle revered by most Americans,
- Obama has given real terrorists the precious rights of American citizens while denying these rights to Americans.
- Councils of "wise men" will now rule America. This is an open assault on the Constitution and the freedom of the American people, and it must be stopped.
- Last time I checked, the power to regulate commerce rested with Congress, not a gaggle of unelected bureaucrats.
- Successive financial reforms pursued in the Clinton years exposed lending institutions to litigation if and when community organizations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) accused lending institutions of discrimination against minorities.
- The system was designed to crash.
- If wise men can gather and make law in place of elected and accountable representatives, America has ceased to be a free nation. This cannot be allowed to happen.
- In their view, consumers need to be "behaviorally informed."
- with Obama and his team of Czars as the politburo. And Obama is flashing his socialist credentials at every turn, attacking such free-market concepts as
- "risk-taking" and "speculation."
- What profitable capitalist venture doesn't always involve these two principles?
- "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is now national policy.
- With an income exceeding $5 million per year, Obama is hardly in a position to judge economic equality.
- President Obama's financial "reform" is nothing less than the destruction of individual freedom in America.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
- Re: Soros funding: 3/28/08, Wash. Post: "Free Press has more than $5 million in funding, in part from major foundations such as the
- Following article includes 8 quotes with links from Free Press founder McChesney.
- the private creativity and innovation of others and either arguing it should be controlled by the government or
- dismissing its appropriation by others without regard for compensating the creators.
- This is all their privilege and right of course, but let's at least be upfront about what we really believe and stop hiding behind the notion that Free Press is about a free and independent (as in free and independent from government control) media. They're not, and you know it.
- the practical impact of their disdain for property, creativity and innovation from the information economy is
- to deprive individual musicians, songwriters, screenwriters, film producers, journalists and others who create such content
- the chance to make an honest living.
- The bottom line is that Free Press is pretty explicit in their desire to wipe out every significant media business - news, movies, music, cable and telecommunications - and replace them with some sort of government facsimile, all to further McChesney's abstract revolutionary vision.
- when the government is paying the bills.
- But you don't have to take my word for it... Here's a selection of what Free Press has said and written on these subjects - all linked to their original sources, so people can see for themselves the context of their remarks. And notice... very few ellipses.
* "There is no real answer [to the U.S. economic crisis] but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles." - Robert McChesney, Monthly Review
- * "At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control." - Robert McChesney, Socialist Project
* "Only government can implement policies and subsidies to provide an institutional framework for quality journalism...The democratic state, the government, must create the conditions for sustaining the journalism that can provide the people with the information they need to be their own governors." - Robert McChesney, The Nation
- * "...any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself." - http://www.monthlyreview.org/080915mcchesney.php
* "Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism." - Robert McChesney, Monthly Review
- * "The government will pay half the salary of every reporter and editor up to $45,000 each ... this would cost the state $3.5 billion annually," - Robert McChesney, cited by Campus Progress
- * "Advertising is the voice of capital. We need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimize it, and perhaps even eliminate it. The fight against hyper-commercialism becomes especially pronounced in the era of digital communications." - Robert McChesney, Socialist Project
If you want to see more of such nonsense, go here (PDF).
...it's not that I'm in love with big companies or think they always do the right thing. In fact, I have spoken out on occasion about the dangers of too much media consolidation,
- but I would never advocate turning media over to the government as a solution
- as Free Press apparently does.
- We should acknowledge that there is a fundamental debate here that goes well beyond net neutrality. On one side, Mr. McChesney and Free Press want to eliminate private ownership of media, entertainment and information and
- don't seem to have any respect for the property of individual creators like me either.
- Rick Carnes article from Huffington Post, 3/12/10, "Free Press doesn't mean free lunch"
Saturday, May 29, 2010
- Bloomberg 'fiercely' takes far left view which as always boils down to a combination of suicide and homicide. New Yorkers, Americans, or even human beings barely exist in this Soros type world view.
- must be allowed to proceed because the government "shouldn't be in the business of picking" one religion over another."...
Vicious Obama puts boot on throat of terrorized Arizona residents, sends DOJ hacks to threaten lawsuits against Arizona
- One elected official puts the heinous acts we've seen into words (and thanks again to John McCain for making sure Obama won):
- infiltrated the Justice Department and were steering its decision to prepare a
- challenge to the Arizona immigration law.
From King's statement:
- ""The ACLU, SEIU and the Muslim American Society are calling the shots at the Justice Department. The 'draft complaint' DOJ has prepared to challenge the Arizona law is a 'cut & paste' version of the class-action lawsuit the ACLU filed in United States District Court on May 17th." [...]
- No other conclusion could be reached unless Holder releases the Department's 'draft complaint.' But when it becomes public,
- all of America will know what I know today.
- The ACLU and their radical affiliates are dictating the policy of the White House and the Department of Justice."
- American immigration law, federal law in its entirety, because
- the Arizona law reflects federal immigration law."...
Friday, May 28, 2010
- Mr. Brown said Transocean's crew leaders—including the rig operator's top manager, Jimmy W. Harrell—
- strongly objected to a decision by BP's top representative, or "company man," over how to start removing heavy drilling fluid and
replacing it with lighter seawater from a riser pipe connected to the well head. Such pipes act as conduits between the rig and the wellhead at the ocean floor, and carry drilling fluid in and out of the well.
- Removing heavy drilling fluid prior to temporarily sealing up a well and abandoning it is normal, but questions have emerged about
- whether the crew started the process without taking other precautionary measures against gas rising into the pipe.
...the rig's primary driller, Dewey Revette, and tool pusher, Miles Randall Ezell, both of Transocean, also disagreed with BP, Mr. Brown said. However, BP was in charge of the operation and the BP representative prevailed, Mr. Brown said.
- "The company man was basically saying, 'This is how it's gonna be,' " said Mr. Brown, who didn't recall the name of the BP representative in question."...
- “I recall a skirmish between the company man, the OIM (offshore installation manager), the tool-pusher and the driller," said rig worker Doug Brown. "The driller was outlining what would be taking place, whereupon thecompany man stood up and said, 'No, we'll be having some changes to that.' It had to do with displacing the riser for later on.”
- It was not unusual for there to be a conflict between the company that's leasing the rig and oilfield and the drilling operators, Smith testified.
- Per interview with principal of BiologicalDiversity.org on John Batchelor's show tonight, official logs of events and words in final minutes before the explosion are being withheld by the US Government and/or BP.
- "I admire him," says Mr. Rendell. "And I think he's gotta do the right thing.
- People in New Jersey have to get ready for tough love and serious cuts. I did the same thing when I became mayor of Philadelphia.
But my message was, and Chris should give this message a little bit more, short-term pain for long-term gain. We have to make cuts and we're going to be a little painful.""...
- from The Weekend Interview: Ed Rendell, "Plotting a Democratic Comeback" via mention on John Batchelor show
- Update, 6/2/10, extreme left BBC reports: "As recently as last week, a group of US police chiefs held a meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder warning that
- Arizona's law
- could increase crime when it's introduced at the end of July."... Right. Take a hike. ed.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
- 5/27, Boston.com: "The legislation also would increase penalties for (illegal aliens) driving without a license...
- explicitly deny in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants." (Horrors!)
- require the state to give legal residents priority for subsidized housing." ( Multi-millionaire Obama's Aunt Zeituni has long been an illegal alien living in public housing edging out a legal resident. She recently was granted permanent status). ed.
"The amendment will now be part of negotiations with the House as part of the entire state budget."...
"voice concern about local police enforcement of immigration laws."...
- (When your local police are all dead, you'll have no "concerns." ed.)
- May 26, UPI, Phoenix: "A young police officer with a newborn son was shot and killed early
Wednesday and a suspect found nearby was arrested, law enforcement authorities said.
- The shooting occurred after police tried to stop a Ford Mustang at about 1 a.m., said Trent Crump, a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department....
Police were looking for the occupants of the car
- when shots were fired, wounding Officer Travis Murphy, 29, The Arizona Republic reported.
Officers rushed Murphy to a hospital in a police car. He was pronounced dead at about 3:30.
- A tactical team with a police dog found a suspect, Danny Martinez, police said. Martinez, naked, was hiding in a shed.
Police Chief Jack Harris left a meeting in Washington with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and returned to Phoenix after getting news of the killing, KPHO-TV, Phoenix, reported....
- Murphy and his wife have two young children, a girl, 2, and a boy born two weeks ago.
The Arizona Department of Corrections said Martinez was freed in 2009 after serving time for a weapons charge."
- "Phoenix police officer killed" via gateway pundit
- Congress is free of checks and balances that inconvenience the average citizen. In this case, a Washington Post puff piece still reveals another mess.
- The Post does things like cite a Moran staff official saying no big deal, nothing new here. I only mention the article as a point of interest. ed. via Michael Savage.com
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- Every time Obama mentions Arizona border problems, more illegals flood over it.
- “Every time our president talks to the Mexican president, or every time the word amnesty comes over the Mexican news, there is a flood of people,” said one resident who wanted to remain anonymous for
- fear of retaliation.
She and her neighbors say
- unarmed National Guard won't deter drug smugglers or anyone else.
“There's guys out here with no guns and they're our troops.
- The Mexicans think we're nuts,” says the resident.
But it is not just Mexicans. In 2009 Customs and Border Protection arrested
- 52,000 illegal entrants from countries other than Mexico, known as “OTM’s,” including from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen....
The recently retired head of the Tucson Border Patrol puts it plainly: “The border is porous. We don't have the resources that we need. Somebody who wants to do us harm can get into the United States.”" ***
- As per Calderon's instructions, "US troops won't be used to stop illegal immigration." AFP, via gateway pundit
via gateway pundit
- A radio music dj who enjoys doing charity events for kids was forced to cancel an unpaid children's music awards event due to a NJ teachers mob threat. Teachers didn't object to the dj per se, but thought his employers sympathized with "republicans" so threatened to protest the event. The radio station caved in and removed the dj from the appearance just to save trouble.
- 5/25: "An awards show in Red Bank for student achievement in the performing arts
- personality Big Joe Henry, the scheduled, unpaid host until teachers threatened
- CNN and Comedy Central recently censored themselves regarding Islamic words or images for fear of retaliation. America is creating a world safe for bullies and mobs and no one else. As Mark Steyn described in Comedy Central's recent action:
- remorselessly, the free world is sending the message
- transitory security of a quiet life.
- important cultural pushback."...
Management of the radio station: ""We agreed there was an increasing likelihood there would be some sort of protest, and so Joe offered to step aside if that would help defuse the situation," Saisselin said. "Our position is that this event is a completely inappropriate place for a protest. If someone has an issue with a radio station, they should take it up with that radio station.""...
- 5/25: AP: "A New Jersey radio personality stepped aside as host of a student awards event amid a
- threatened protest by teachers.
- Teachers said other personalities (NOT JOE HIMSELF) on Big Joe Henry's station New Jersey 101.5 have supported Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to get educators to accept wage freezes and pay a portion of their benefits.
Freehold Regional High School music teacher Regina McAllen said the station has a
- "Republican agenda" that's "a unified vision that demeans public education and educators.""...
The mere idea that NJ teachers might protest a radio station caused the station to change a business decision. This accomplishes the same thing as similar moves like the recent change of programming made by Comedy Central for fear of Islamic backlash:
(Mark Steyn, 4/24): "So, in the end, Comedy Central has incentivized Islamic violence and nothing much else.
- Nevertheless, we should be grateful to its jelly-spined executives for reminding us that the cardboard heroes of the American media are your go-to guys for standing up to
- entirely fictitious threats.
- But for real ones? Not so much....
- Let's just threaten to decapitate someone (or hold a protest, ed.).
- You get more respect that way....
- Faced with this explicit threat of violence, what did Comedy Central do?
- also removing the final speech about the need
- to stand up to intimidation.
- remorselessly, the free world is sending the message
- transitory security of a quiet life.
- important cultural pushback."
5/25/10 "An awards show in Red Bank for student achievement in the performing arts Wednesday won't include New Jersey 101.5 radio personality Big Joe Henry, the scheduled, unpaid host until teachers threatened a protest over political views aired on the station.
Henry hasn't spoken out on the air against the New Jersey Education Association. But other station hosts have — enough of a connection to warrant bouncing Henry from the show, according to Regina McAllen, a music teacher in the Freehold Regional High School District.
- "The company that signs Big Joe Henry's paycheck has a very clear agenda, which is evident from their choice of hosts and the topics that they discuss on a daily basis," McAllen said in a letter to theater officials. "To even suggest that NJ 101.5 is a fair and balanced source of media is ludicrous. Its Republican agenda is consistent and unwavering, with a unified vision that demeans public education and educators."
McAllen works at Howell High School. She could not be reached Monday to elaborate on her comments.
The awards, at Count Basie Theatre, honor Monmouth County high school theater company members. Numa C. Saisselin, chief executive officer of the theater, said the change "wasn't due to pressure" from McAllen and other teachers. Rather, Saisselin said, he and Henry were
- concerned it could distract attention from the purpose of the evening.
"Joe and I mutually decided that the show will be done without a host. We agreed there was an increasing likelihood there would be some sort of protest, and so Joe offered to step aside if that would help defuse the situation,"
- Saisselin said. "Our position is that this event is a completely inappropriate place for a protest. If someone has an issue with a radio station, they should take it up with that radio station."
Eric Johnson, program director at the station, WKXW-FM in Trenton, said, "The station doesn't pick an opinion, though we do hire hosts who have opinions.
- Except Big Joe doesn't get into any of that. He plays music, tells jokes, introduces the traffic report, and he does a countless amount of charity work, going to events where he shakes hands and kisses babies. So it seems to be a stretch to connect him with a position on the teachers union."
Henry could not be reached for comment but in a message posted on the station's nj1015.com website, he wrote: "I offered to step down as host to preserve the integrity of the event. It's about the kids (and) not the political forum that some of these teachers want to make it.
"This is one of the most disheartening, maddening events of my professional career. The narrow-minded, bullying tactics of some teachers disgusts me."
- The radio station on the website also has a "Big Joe Support Page," which includes links to two Facebook groups: "Reinstate Big Joe As Host Of The 2010 Basie Awards" and "Big Joe Henry cares more about kids than the NJEA." The pages combined have more than 580 members.
Former Red Bank Councilwoman Grace Cangemi, who wrote about Henry's departure from the show on the political blog More Monmouth Musings, said in an interview on Monday: "The fact is Big Joe has done so much for children in charity work, and it's disappointing children have to miss out on him being at the awards show. All from what I see as a pretty misguided attempt to politicize this show."
- The awards show begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets at $15 each are available from the Count Basie Theatre at 732-842-9000. A list of nominees is available at countbasietheatre.org."
"NJ radio personality steps down from student awards after teacher protest" by Bob Jordan, Daily Record
via radio daily news
- Reference: 5/12/10, Re: CNN, "Embracing Dhimmitude," American Thinker by Thomas Lifson:
Or the NJ teachers union. ed.
- Mexican president warns us not to enforce immigration laws.
- to the enforcement of immigration laws." via Michelle Malkin
- maybe he really is trying to get himself impeached.) ed.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- between the teachers union and the taxpayers....
- urging teachers to do the "bare minimum" in the classroom
- unless the school board submits to even more generous compensation terms."...(from SaveJerseyBlog)
The Neshaminy school board has released a teachers union document obtained from a faculty member that outlines a work-to-contract plan for Neshaminy High School.
Considered to be less disruptive than a strike or lockout, working to contract,
- also known as working to rule, is
- an action many unions take across the state and country.
- Members will do no more than the minimum required to cause a slowdown,
raise awareness about a labor dispute, and prove how much extra things they do for which they don't get paid, according to online reports.
In this case, the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers is instructing teachers when to begin and end their day, to not volunteer for anything extra,
- to resign from certain committees, to take down bulletin boards,
- and to not write recommendations or attend events such as proms, according to the document....
Board President Ritchie Webb questioned how the educators' actions will affect children.
"The NFT mantra is that they always support children, yet, this document clearly hurts students in so many ways," he said. "Unfortunately, it is painfully obvious who they are supporting!"
- Many parents said they've already started seeing teachers remove classroom decorations....
Board member William O'Connor said the action would punish students by using them as a way
- to get the public to pressure the board. ...
Recently, it appears the situation is getting more serious as a large number of teachers in the district
- paid to coach sports teams and participate in other extracurricular activities have said they are
- not signing new extracurricular contracts to return in the fall."...
- the Obama administration has granted oil and gas companies
- at least 27 exemptions from
- doing in-depth environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico.
- One of them was dated Friday — the day after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
- said he was temporarily halting offshore drilling
The exemptions, known as “categorical exclusions,” were granted by the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) and included
- waiving detailed environmental studies for a BP exploration plan to be conducted at a depth of more than 4,000 feet and an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. exploration plan
- at more 9,000 feet.
“Is there a moratorium on off shore drilling or not?” asked Peter Galvin, conservation director with the Center for Biological Diversity, the environmental group that discovered the administration’s continued approval of the exemptions.
- “Possibly the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history has occurred
- and nothing appears to have changed.”"...
Monday, May 24, 2010
- La Gaceta Spanish newspaper, 5/21/10, via pjm
- than Spain.
- cited by the Obama administration as a model for the
- creation of a green economy."...
Protests look like Spain will be the next Greece. Proving again that socialism has failed every time it is tried. photo afp.