George Soros: An Uber Liberal Warmonger?

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George Soros, the multimillionaire who likes to pretend he is the ultimate “liberal”, is in reality a crony corporatist of the first order. There is only one thing you need to understand about George Soros. If he is agitating for some cause or donating money to some cause, it is because he sees ways to make tonnes of money from the causes. There is not a noble corpuscle in his body.

So, I am wondering how the “Koch brothers are bad, Soros is good” hypocrites, otherwise known as America’s liberals, are going to spin the news that their darling benefactor has taken on the persona of a neo-con warmonger and is working overtime to get the European Union and the West to recognize that they are at war with Russia?

In this October 24 article, George is quoted saying: “Wake Up, Europe” Soros said Russia was threatening Europe’s “very existence”. A day earlier, Zero Hedge ran a piece with the following headline:

GEORGE SOROS SLAMS PUTIN, WARNS OF “EXISTENTIAL THREAT” FROM RUSSIA, DEMANDS $20 BILLION FROM IMF IN “RUSSIA WAR EFFORT”

You can be sure it is not Putin or Russia that has the attention of Mr. Soros; but rather those 20 billion IMF dollars.

Here are some quotes from the above article:

Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence. Neither the European leaders nor their citizens are fully aware of this challenge or know how best to deal with it. I attribute this mainly to the fact that the European Union in general and the eurozone in particular lost their way after the financial crisis of 2008.

[Europe] fails to recognize that the Russian attack on Ukraine is indirectly an attack on the European Union and its principles of governance. It ought to be evident that it is inappropriate for a country, or association of countries, at war to pursue a policy of fiscal austerity as the European Union continues to do.

All available resources ought to be put to work in the war effort even if that involves running up budget deficits

Note that he asserts that the European Union is “at war”.

“Running up budget deficits”_ that’s something liberals will have no problem supporting.

In a more recent Zero Hedge article, we find George continuing to agitate for war with Russia:

Speaking on Tuesday in Düsseldorf at a dinner sponsored by Handelsblatt, Mr. Soros, an 84-year-old Hungarian-American who survived the Holocaust and then fled the Soviets, said thefuture of the European alliance of nations stretching from Ireland to Estonia could hang in the balance.

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“I think the real question is whether the European Union will break up over Russia,” Mr. Soros told 400 people at a dinner held in a Düsseldorf museum by the German financial publishing group.“The E.U. is under threat from Russia… The E.U. is broken, and it is not functioning.”

Clearly, George Soros is joining forces with the US propaganda apparatus to make Russia out to be the aggressor in the Western back coup in Ukraine and the chaos that followed. So, it is timely that Fox News ran this story on what Mikhail Gorbachev had to say on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

The 83-year-old accused the West, particularly the United States, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the communist bloc a quarter century ago. The result, he said, could partly be seen in the inability of global powers to prevent or resolve conflicts in Yugoslavia, the Middle East and most recently Ukraine.

“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it’s already begun,” Gorbachev said at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.

Gorbachev called for trust to be restored through dialogue with Moscow, and suggested the West should lift sanctions imposed against senior Russian officials over the country’s support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Failure to achieve security in Europe would make the continent irrelevant in world affairs, he said.

Gorbachev’s comments echoed those of Roland Dumas, France’s foreign minister at the time the Berlin Wall fell.

“Without freedom between nations, without respect of one nation to another, and without strong and brave disarmament policy, everything could start over again tomorrow,” Dumas said. “Even everything we used to know, and what we called the Cold War.”

Obviously, Gorbachev knows all to well who the aggressor has been since the fall of the Berlin wall. He met with the Western leaders and agreed to remove 400,000 Russian troops from Eastern Europe and he agreed to the reunification of Germany, while the West agreed to keep NATO out of Eastern Europe. It was the West that didn’t live up to their side of the bargain. Now, the West wants NATO in the Ukraine and on Russia’s border. It is the West that is intimidating Russia; not the other way around.

But, George Soros and the like see nothing bu dollar signs. Now, with the GOP controlling both houses of congress, american liberals shouldn’t be surprised Uncle George starts funneling money to neo-con candidates in the next election cycles.

Don’t take it personal, my liberal friends. For George, it’s just business as usual.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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Liberals Focus On Conservative Money, Ignore George Soros

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This is not something new. Liberals are fond of pointing out everything they perceive conservatives are doing wrong, but conveniently ignore the “sins” that are glaringly apparent in their own backyard. This is especially true since the Citizens United decision was handed down by the Supreme Court. It chaps liberal skins all the way from Washington, down to the state and local level. They can’t stand it because they don’t have access to the information that would tell them who is spending how much in each election cycle.

Now, these liberals would have us believe that allowing outside groups to spend more money to promote the issues that are important to them has been bad for our system of elections. Countless studies have been performed, the results of which always seem to show how much money conservative groups are spending to promote the issues they care about. The chapping of skin comes from the fact that liberals can no longer force these groups to disclose their donors. Hence, the attention paid to the Koch brothers. If we are to listen to their liberal detractors, they are the worst thing to happen to the world since Adolph Hitler decided he wanted to annex the countries surrounding Germany.

In reality, Charles and David Koch are more libertarian than they are conservative. Much of the money they spend, however, does go to support issues that are important to conservatives. This where they cross swords with liberals who hate their guts. I dare say, if the Kochs decided to switch their allegiance to liberal issues, the crying and gnashing of teeth wouldn’t be nearly so prominent. At any rate, the spending of money, not necessarily by the Koch brothers, is what prompted the witch hunt that is currently underway in Wisconsin.

It is a well-known fact that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is not liked by Democrats. He has been successful at turning his state’s government around. Its finances are in much better shape, thanks in large part to the effort to restrict public sector unions ability to negotiate such lucrative contracts for their employees that it was literally breaking the bank. You remember that fight, I presume. Governor Walker won that round and faced a recall election for his troubles. He won that round as well and then came the witch hunt I mentioned previously.

The liberals did as liberals normally do. They went ape crazy, trying to prove this, that, or the other, against Governor Walker. They just knew he was guilty of something, anything. The investigations began into everything related to Walker and his campaign. And the tactics they are using are worthy of the NSA. (Please note the unusual number of links included in the quote. I normally remove the links from most of the quotes I use, but because these links give a plethora of background on the John Doe investigation, I felt it needful to retain them.)

Wisconsin Reporter – Conservative targets of a Democrat-launched John Doe investigation have described the secret probe as a witch hunt.

That might not be a big enough descriptor, based on records released Friday by a federal appeals court as part of a massive document dump.

Attorneys for conservative activist Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth point to subpoenas requested by John Doe prosecutors that sought records from “at least eight phone companies” believed to serve the targets of the investigation. O’Keefe and the club have filed a civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutors, alleging they violated conservatives’ First Amendment rights.

Subpoenas also demanded the conservatives’ bank records, “emails from every major private email provider” and other information in what some have described as a mini-NSA (National Security Agency) operation in Wisconsin.

The documents raise serious concerns about the tactics of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, two of his assistant DAs and others involved in the investigation targeting dozens of conservatives.

Chisholm, a Democrat, launched the dragnet two years ago, and, according to court documents, with the help of the state Government Accountability Board, the probe was expanded to five counties. The John Doe proceeding compelled scores of witnesses to testify, and a gag order compelled them to keep their mouths shut or face jail time. Sources have described predawn “paramilitary-style” raids in which their possessions were rifled through and seized by law enforcement officers.

Prosecutors have operated the secret investigation under the legal theory that at least 29 conservative organizations may have illegally coordinated with Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign during Wisconsin’s partisan political recalls of 2011 and 2012. Two judges, including the federal judge presiding over the civil rights lawsuit, have said the prosecutors’ theory doesn’t hold water. The presiding John Doe judge quashed subpoenas issued in the raids because prosecutors failed to show evidence that a crime had been committed.

Court documents show the extraordinary breadth of the prosecutors’ subpoena requests.

They sought phone records for a year-and-a-half period, “which happened to be the most contentious period in political politics,” the conservatives note. They note that prosecutors did not pursue the same tactics with left-leaning organizations that pumped tens of millions of dollars into Wisconsin’s recall elections, in what certainly appeared to be a well-coordinated effort.

Among other documents, prosecutors sought “all call detail records including incoming and outgoing calls,” “billing name and information,” “subscriber name and information including any application for service,” according to the conservatives’ court filing.

Calling the John Doe investigation a wide net is like calling the Pacific Ocean a body of water. John Chisholm was either strongly convinced of conservative wrongdoing, or he was simply desperate to find dirt, even a tiny speck, that would taint Governor Walker and the conservative groups that supported him during the recall election. The breadth of the investigation is staggering and unwarranted. So much so that the judges involved have begun tempering it with a bit of judicial reason. What strikes me as almost humorous is how they subpoenaed such a wide range of records that could possibly be related to the conservative groups they love to hate. And they say the investigation of what happened in Benghazi is a political witch hunt?

Please read the second to last paragraph of the quote, paying special attention to the emphasis I added. This is one reason why I am writing this post. Liberals are overly fond of criticizing every penny conservatives spend. They make outlandish claims about how conservative money is the bane of politics. They try to convince the general public that conservative groups with nefarious purposes are spending money to drown out the voices of the little people liberals claim they want to help. All the while, they fail to mention the money they receive from liberal groups that support their liberal agenda. Yes, that’s right. Conservatives are not the only ones who spend big money to support the issues they feel are important.

Case in point would be the nonsense going on in Texas. If you didn’t know by now, Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury for supposedly abusing the power he holds as Governor. You know the story, I’m sure. The head of the Public Integrity Unit in Texas, Rosemary Lehmberg, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. She then proceeded to make a complete fool of herself, threatening the officers who arrested her, and generally trying to use her influence as leverage. She was pressured to step down as head of the PIU and when she refused, Perry threatened to use his line-item veto power to remove the funding for her unit. She did not relent and he followed through with his threat.

Personally, I do not believe Governor Perry did a single thing wrong. I can fully understand why the head of a Public Integrity Unit would need to retain her own integrity. Her actions, before, during, and after her arrest, clearly show she has no such integrity. One would think she would use a little common sense and step down from her position. She didn’t and that has led us to the point of the Perry indictment.

This is where things start to get interesting. One specific group filed the complaint that led to the indictment. That group would be Texans for Public Justice, part of a progressive coalition. Care to guess who gave them $500,000 in funding for their efforts? That would be George Soros. You aren’t hearing about that in the mainstream media, now are you?

Fox News – According to a Media Research Center analysis, from the moment Perry was indicted on two flimsy counts by a Travis County, Texas grand jury on August 15 through the morning of August 20, the Big Three broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC – have run 24 stories totaling 38 minutes and 34 seconds across their morning and evening broadcasts.

In all that coverage, not one single story mentioned that the group responsible for filing the complaint against Perry in June, Texans for Public Justice (TPJ), is part of a “progressive” coalition that has received $500,000 in funding from prolific left-wing billionaire George Soros.

It’s a clear effort to undermine and circumvent the political process and yet the media refuse to divulge his role. Not one reporter, on any program, could find the time to report this as part of the Perry story – never mind this being its own story? This is deliberate censorship.

Any mention of Soros-funded TPJ is almost as difficult to find. Of the Big Three, only ABC named the organization during Monday’s “World News” broadcast and made no mention of the Soros connection. Switch to cable, and TPJ remains almost entirely anonymous with the exception of the inevitable positive shout-out from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow lauding the group for spurring the bogus two-count indictment.

CNN mentioned the group a handful of times, but never made the Soros connection. On Saturday’s “New Day,” correspondent Peter Hamby referred to TPJ only as “a left-leaning watchdog group.”

The next morning Mary Maloney, on the same program, reported the story saying, “The corruption charges stem from a complaint filed by Texans for Public Justice, a public interest group.”

Later that morning on “State of the Union,” an infographic stated, “”Texans for Public Justice identifies itself as a non-partisan watchdog group.”

A second box a moment later clarified, “Some consider Texans for Public Justice to be a left-leaning group.”

At no point was TPJ’s benefactor mentioned.

This is typical of liberaKoch Brothers 1102ls. They love to hate the Koch brothers, or anyone else who spends their money to support conservative causes, yet they somehow forget the billionaires who spend money to support the liberal agenda. And as you can see, the mainstream media eats it up. As the author of the Fox News article mentions in his writing, were the roles reversed in Texas, the stories we are seeing in the media would be much different. If Rick Perry were a Democrat and the Koch brothers were involved in funding the group that helped bring him down, you can bet your last dollar, it would be all over the big networks and the liberal blogs.

That’s how they work, their standard method of operation. Liberal groups love to point out everything conservative groups do as partisan, while describing themselves as nonpartisan. If that tactic had not been so successful, it would almost be funny. Do liberal groups really expect us to believe they are nonpartisan, but conservatives are evil incarnate? Hypocrites, much?

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Dems Push for a National Popular Vote – Reader Post

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TCL over at The Conservative Lady (which is an awesome site), has news that George Soros and the Democrats are once again pushing for a change in our national elections.

 

Electoral College Cartoon

This is an old cartoon. I guess it should now say “…the most Facebook friends”.

 

I’ve posted on this subject in 2011, and now it’s coming back into the forefront.  The New American and Dick Morris are reporting that the Democrats have a plan to “transform” our county’s voting system, and not in a good way.  The plan is for the Electoral College to get thrown out and be replaced with the National Popular Vote.  Some states are already on board, with New York being the latest.

Unsurprisingly, the push for a National Popular Vote is being promoted by a George Soros funded election group called The Center for Voting and Democracy.  Another site to check out is National Popular Vote.

Find out the details in the articles below:

Via:  The New American

The Democrats’ Plan to Destroy Our Electoral System

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While most people aren’t aware of it, there’s a movement afoot to completely change the way we elect our president — and its success would have serious consequences for our nation’s future.
The plan is a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact that would neuter the Electoral College and give the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. Under this agreement, your state would award its electors to the candidate winning the most votes nationally — even if a majority of your state’s residents voted for a different candidate.
The compact will take effect once enough states ratify it to constitute at least 270 electoral votes, a majority of the total 538. And with Governor Andrew Cuomo having signed a bill on April 15 making New York the 10th state party to the agreement (the District of Columbia is also on board), its 29 electoral votes bring the compact’s total up to 165, well more than halfway to the goal. The other signatory states are California, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
Moreover, the compact has already been passed by one house in Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Mexico, and Oregon. Upon ratification, these states would represent 78 more votes, bringing the compact’s total to 242 — just 28 shy of activation threshold. At that point the agreement would conceivably be just one state away (Florida) from taking effect.
To many people the compact is an easy sell. What’s wrong with a popular-vote system? But as political consultant and pundit Dick Morris explained recently in a Newsmax article, there’s a reason why virtually all the compact’s proponents are leftists, with every ratifying state — and 80 percent of the one-house states — having voted for Obama. The movement is also receiving funding from radical leftist George Soros’ Center for Voting and Democracy. Morris writes:
Democrats usually see a smaller percentage of their people go to the polls than Republicans do.
Under the electoral vote system, they figure why beat the drums to get a high turnout in New York City when the state will go Democrat anyway? But, if its [sic] the popular vote that matters, the big city machines can do their thing — with devastating impact.
And think of the chances for voter fraud! Right now, the biggest cities, the ones most firmly in Democratic control (e.g. Washington DC, New York, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) are all solidly in blue states. Not only does this make it unnecessary to maximize turnouts there, but it also makes it unnecessary to promote double voting, fraudulent voting, and all the other tricks of the trade at which Democrats excel.
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Here’s a good article explaining why we should keep the Electoral College:

 

Why Keep the Electoral College?  

What Were the Founding Fathers Thinking?

“A popular election in this case is radically vicious. The ignorance of the people would put it in the power of some one set of men dispersed through the Union, and acting in concert, to delude them into any appointment.” — Delegate Gerry, July 25, 1787

“The extent of the country renders it impossible, that the people can have the requisite capacity to judge of the respective pretensions of the candidates.” — Delegate Mason, July 17, 1787

“The people are uninformed, and would be misled by a few designing men.” — Delegate Gerry, July 19, 1787

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Taking America Back One Bit At A Time – Part 4: The Taking of America Continued

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Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series Taking America Back One Bit  At A Time can be found herehere, andhere.

The Taking of America continued

In Part 3, The Taking of America, we talked about how from day one there were those who wanted to manipulate our new government in wats that would benefit them financially; the practice of  cronyism began in earnest and powerful bankers also took advantage of the potential of America through their investments and very importantly they applied their influence to get our government to establish a national bank that they could control. We talked about how it took the bankers many years to finally get America to establish a central bank in 1913; the Federal Reserve. While these banking interest were reaping the rewards of their investments in America, they became very interested in what was going on in Russia with the Bolsheviks. They thought they saw a similar potential in this communist experiment in Russia as they did in the American experiment. They would help finance the Bolshevik revolution and they would invest in the new Russia.

To this humble observer, it appears that although the powerful banking interests made a lot of money from their investments in communist Russia, it did not turn out like they had hoped. They would not see the same benefits from state ownerdhip of the means of production that they did from America’s free market approach. However, they did see Marxism or, at least, socialism as a very useful tool for advancing their lust for wealth and power.

By coincidence or not, in the early 1900?s groups of true believers in the Marxist worker’s paradise looked upon the United States of America, the bastion of free market capitalism, and came to what would be very important conclusions that would be very important in the eventual demise of America. Groups like the Fabian Society and later the Frankfurt Schoolers and others would conclude two things. One, they would not defeat capitalism in America by force and two, they would not convince the American working class that they were being exploited by rich capitalists. The reason for the latter was that in spite of sweat shops, child labor, and women and blacks being treated like second and third class citizens the working class in American was seeing their standard of living improve rapidly due to the economic miracle that free market capitalism was enjoying in America. Therefore, they concluded that they would have to take the long view and take gown America bit by bit from within. To achieve their goals, they knew they would have to change the way Americans think and that meant they would have to dismantle the American culture. They set four principal goals for changing America’s culture: they would need to control the education of Americans, they would need to control the information that Americans received via media, they would need to control the culture through the entertainment industry, and they would need to break the influence of Christianity on America’s culture.  Parallel to all of this, they would need influence in the political arena. The message of compassion for the working class and the poor that they were selling would find eager buyers among America’s elite political class. They would have some very successes on the political front. Woodrow Wilson would be our first left leaning elitist president. Under the Wilson administration, the founding principles of America would be dramatically altered. Not only did the banking interest get their central bank, but the principle of state’s right took a nearly fatal blow when enough states ratify the 17th Amendment to electect Senators by popular vote instead of the states having the right to appoint their Senators. Also, under Wilson the federal government got the right to tax our income. The stage was set for our central government to grow in size and power. Our second left leaning elitest president was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was the first to adopt the principle of never letting a crisis go to waste; Social Security was born out of the Great Depression. Eventually the socialist ideologues would take control of the Democratic Party. It may have been when Jimmy Carter was elected; a very ineffective president or certainly by the time Bill Clinton was elected who was very effective for them. Now we have the very left leaning Barack Obama who was just elected to a second term and we can’t deny how effective he has been to advancing the socialist agenda.

So, the question that is begging to be asked is how did some small groups of academic socialist thinkers have so much success? Was it because they were so dedicated to their near religious belief in their mission? Or, did they have a lot of financial help along the way? I certainly think they did. Have you ever asked yourself why huge foundations created from wealth amassed from the free market capitalist system; like the Rockerfeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Tides Foundation, and others support policies that are contrary to the way their founders amassed their fortunes? Why do  mega-rich people like David Rockerfeller, Maurice Strong, Warren Buffet, George Soros, and Bill Gates promote policies that would seem to be against everything their lives have been about? I think the answer is simple. These mega-rich and powerful people believe they became super rich and powerful because they are smarter and wiser than the rest of us lesser souls who inhabit this planet. And, because they believe they are smarter and wiser than everyone else, it is they who should decide how the world should work and what our minimal roles will be. This is where talk about one world order, one world government, and one world currency comes from.

So, here we are in December 2012. Barack Obama has just won a second term. We conservatives look forward with dread about what is to become of this country we love in the next few years and beyond. We believe that this last election was a fundamental game changer. We believe America has passed a tipping point and no matter what happens in the next few election cycles, America will continue to decline both economically and in its influence in the world (militarily) until the monetary house of cards that supports it collapses and leave us and most of the world in chaos. So, I regret to inform you, dear readers, that before we can get to the point of this frustrating;ly long around about way of the title of this seris of posts, we need to do one more thing. In Part 5, we will need to speculate about what we think is going to happen in the next four or five years and what we think mught happen in the next ten, fifteen, or twenty years. Then I promise you we will get into what we can be doing to help pave the way for an American Renaissance two or more generations down the road.

Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Conservatives on Fire

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Alinsky to G. Romney to M. Romney to Soros?

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All our regulars here know that I am supporting Newt Gingrich in his run for the GOP nomination for President. After the Florida votes came in, as I was channel surfing I heard some faceless pundit say something about Romney being the only candidate who can beat Obama.

Well, considering that even after 11 – 14 million dollars spent by Romney in Florida, he still only got a plurality, not a majority. This got me to thinking about his viability and the myriad different stances he has taken on issues.

I also remember hearing on the Mark Levin radio show that George Soros has stated that Romney is his preferable GOP candidate. So, after a bit of research I found this video. It is only 5 minutes long, but it contains a volume of information.

Evidently there is a direct connection between Mitt Romney and Saul Alinsky.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not post this just because it advocates to vote for Newt at the end of the video. I did not create this video and therefore, cannot be responsible for the content. However, the importance of this information that ties Mitt Romney, through his father to Saul Alinsky, and by default it would seem, to George Soros outweighed my reluctance to post it. I did not post this as a pro-Newt video, rather as a revelation video about Mitt Romney.

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And the Hypocrisy Just Keeps Coming: Lefty Media Downplayed Jeremiah Wright, but Michele Bachmann's Former Pastor is News

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The left has turned into an endless wellspring of posting material this week.  For the latest in they left’s endless supply of hypocrisy, here is a story from the Atlantic, that was picked up by a variety of sources, including Think Regress

Bachmann was a longtime member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn., which belongs to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), a council of churches founded in 1850 that today comprises about 400,000 people. WELS is the most conservative of the major Lutheran church organizations, known for its strict adherence to the writings of Martin Luther, the German theologian who broke with the Catholic Church and launched the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. This includes endorsing Luther’s statements about the papacy. From the WELS “Doctrinal Statement on the Antichrist“: 

Since Scripture teaches that the Antichrist would be revealed and gives the marks by which the Antichrist is to be recognized, and since this prophecy has been clearly fulfilled in the history and development of the Roman Papacy, it is Scripture which reveals that the Papacy is the Antichrist.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wrightnearly derailed his quest for the Democratic nomination after video surfaced of Wright’s extreme pronouncements. Similarly, the views of Bachmann’s church toward the papacy–which are well outside the mainstream of modern political discourse–could pose a problem as she pursues the Republican nomination.

Note that the Atlantic’s post at least mentions Rev. Wright.  However, they fail to mention that the MSM’s refusal to cover the controversy in any depth, and the left’s propaganda’s machine’s effort to explain it away helped candidate Obama get past the affiliation with an extremist church.

The same Think Regress that linked the Atlantic article reduced the Wright story to a “conspiracy theory. (note that this occurred in early 2011)”  And another Soros funded site, Media Matters, spent a great deal of time in 2007-2008 claiming that the Wright story was nothing more than evil Conservatives taking Wright’s words out of context.

So, I guess that anyone with half a brain is supposed to take any of these sources seriously?  Of course, some (with less than half a brain) still do, and long as George Soros Spooky Dude supplies some cash, Think Regress and Media Matters will keep the propaganda coming.  However, even with Soros’s Spooky Dude’s funds, they still haven’t been able to silence FOX, talk radio, or the Conservative blogs.    So, as long as they are hypocrites, we’ll be around to show folks the truth.  And from the looks of their track record, we’ll be at it for a long time to come.

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Think Regress Just Keeps on Lying: Misrepresents Pro-family Pledge Signed by GOP Candidates: UPDATED

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Recently, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed a family oriented pledge created Family Leader, a social Conservative group in Iowa.  The reaction from the far left, Soros funded website, Think Regress, has been typical….

Lie, lie, lie, and did I mention lie?

First off, here is the pledge.  I have emphasized the item in question…

The Candidate Vow:


Therefore, in any elected or appointed capacity by which I may have the honor of serving our fellow citizens in these United States, I the undersigned do hereby solemnly vow* to honor and to cherish, to defend and to uphold, the Institution of Marriage as only between one man and one woman. I vow* to do so through my:


–Personal fidelity to my spouse.


–Respect for the marital bonds of others.


–Official fidelity to the U.S. Constitution, supporting the elevation of none but faithful constitutionalists as judges or justices.


–Vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage – faithful monogamy between one man and one woman – through statutory-, bureaucratic-, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex, etc.


–Recognition of the overwhelming statistical evidence that married people enjoy better health, better sex, longer lives, greater financial stability, and that children raised by a mother and a father together experience better learning, less addiction, less legal trouble, and less extramarital pregnancy.


–Support for prompt reform of uneconomic, anti-marriage aspects of welfare policy, tax policy, and marital/divorce law, and extended “second chance” or “cooling-off” periods for those seeking a “quickie divorce.”


–Earnest, bona fide legal advocacy for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the federal and state levels.


–Steadfast embrace of a federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which protects the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in all of the United States.


Humane protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy – our next generation of American children – from human trafficking, sexual slavery, seduction into promiscuity, and all forms of pornography and prostitution, infanticide, abortion and other types of coercion or stolen innocence.


–Support for the enactment of safeguards for all married and unmarried U.S. Military and National Guard personnel, especially our combat troops, from inappropriate same-gender or opposite-gender sexual harassment, adultery or intrusively intimate commingling among attracteds (restrooms, showers, barracks, tents, etc.); plus prompt termination of military policymakers who would expose American wives and daughters to rape or sexual harassment, torture, enslavement or sexual leveraging by the enemy in forward combat roles.


–Rejection of Sharia Islam and all other anti-woman, anti-human rights forms of totalitarian control.


–Recognition that robust childbearing and reproduction is beneficial to U.S. demographic, economic, strategic and actuarial
health and security.


–Commitment to downsizing government and the enormous burden upon American families of the USA?s $14.3 trillion
public debt, its $77 trillion in unfunded liabilities, its $1.5 trillion federal deficit, and its $3.5 trillion federal budget.


–Fierce defense of the First Amendment?s rights of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech22, especially against the intolerance  of any who would undermine law-abiding American citizens and institutions of faith and conscience for their adherence to, and defense of, faithful heterosexual monogamy

This is pretty standard social Conservative fare.  It’s all debatable, but let’s cast that aside for a moment, and  look at think Regress’s reaction.  Here it is…

BREAKING: BACHMANN PLEDGES TO BAN PORNOGRAPHY | Tonight, Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman” by committing herself to 14 specifics steps. The ninth step calls for the banning of “all forms” of pornography. The pledge also states that homosexuality is both a choice and a health risk. You can read all the details of the pledge here.

Now, we could make a joke of this, and state that the basement dwellers at Think Regress see the pledge as a threat to their only sexual outlet, but let’s place it in it’s proper perspective.

In order to smear any dissent, as Spooky Dude has dictated (and PAID), the folks at think Regress have to take liberties with reality.  The pledge is rather clear, the idea is to protect children from porn.  As the father of a young daughter, I can agree with that.  At no point does the pledge  support, or even suggest, that porn be outlawed.  But, Think Regress relies on people being misinformed, and to not look into what they are saying.  So, this information gets distributed, and it becomes, “truth.”

But it get’s better, depending on your perspective.  It seems that the MSM picked up the Think Regress story, and ran with it.  Sister Toldjah has been on top of that.  Here is her take…

I have asked the Washington PostLiz FlockABC News, and Russell Goldman to issue corrections but at this point, even if they were gracious enough to do so, the damage has already been done.  The “porn ban pledge” lie has seeped into the pop culture and this is the gross misinformation we get as a result. Mission Accomplished?   You betcha.

Let’s not forget that just a few weeks ago, the USA Today and Politico did the same thing with respect to the comments Sarah Palin made about Paul Revere’s famous ride.  They used Think Progress’ interpretation of the remarks, in part, as a springboard for their own opinons about what Palin asserted – and ever since then a corrections war has been waged between Palin supporters and those who view both Palin and Bachmann as country bumpkin freaks who shouldn’t be taken seriously.

I urge, no, beg you to never, never, never, neverautomatically trust the “controversial” stories the MSM reports about conservatives – especially when these mainstream outlets have the audacity to rely on fact-challenged liberal blogs like Think Progress.   Don’t even “trust but verify.” Verify  before   trusting.  This should be standard operating procedure for conservatives always, but especially right now. Next year’s elections are too damned important to buy without questioning the mainstream media’s spin on any conservative candidate 

I think she nails it completely.  I think that is it especially important that while a media outlet may run a story on the front page, or at the top of a broadcast, a retraction will be nowhere near as prominent.  So, they get to publish or broadcast lies, bury a retraction, and get to say that they self-corrected.  But, as Sister Toldjah points out, the damage is already done.

In the meantime, Think Regress has doubled down on their assertion, in spite of the fact that IT SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST.  However, we have to realize that they are paid to do what they are doing.  They have been caught before, and will be again, but we have to recognize that this is their nature.  They are paid for propaganda, and they aren’t going to allow something as simple as the truth get in their way.

As we get closer to the election, we will see more numerous and focused lies and disinformation.  What we are seeing now is only the preliminaries.  Think Regress, and like minded bloggers want to win, and for them, the ends justify the means.  If they have to lie to get the job done, they’re going to  do it.  Just be prepared for it.

Oh, and by the way, the lefties would love to focus on this instead of the economy, wouldn’t they?

UPDATE:  10:35PM

The Daley Gator, via RapidFire, Shows that the reality challenged people over at The View are still parroting this very disproven meme.

And the lies just keep on coming.

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Irony Overload: DSCC asks Koch Industries for Cash!

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For months now, the left has been trying to take the attention off of Spooky Dude by attacking the Koch brothers.  The massive heap of lies told has been well documented, so I wont’ be repeating all of them here.  Let’s just say that they are the most hated libertarian, gay marriage, and drug legalization supporting, people in the history of American politics.

Considering all of the manufactured hate against the Koch’s, it is hilarious that he DSCC would ask them for money!  The Lonely Conservative has the Koch reply…

For many months now, your colleagues in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee leadership have engaged in a series of disparagements and ad hominem attacks about us, apparently as part of a concerted political and fundraising strategy. Just recently, Senator Reid wrote in a DSCC fundraising letter that Republicans are trying to “force through their extreme agenda faster than you can say ‘Koch Brothers.’”

So you can imagine my chagrin when I got a letter from you on June 17 asking us to make five-figure contributions to the DSCC. You followed that up with a voicemail* indicating that, if we contributed heavily enough, we would garner an invitation to join you and other Democratic leaders at a retreat in Kiawah Island this September.

I’m hoping you can help me understand the intent of your request because it’s hard not to conclude that DSCC politics have become so cynical that you actually expect people whom you routinely denounce to give DSCC money. ….

Hit. It. Out. Of. The. Park!

Well, it was Communists that stated that they would get capitalists to “sell them the rope that we will use to hang them.”  However, it seems that the Koch’s are smarter than the average capitalist.  At any rate, it should the shamelessness of the establishment political parties.

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Quick Hits: Fake Excuse Writers Under Investigation, School Employee Disciplined, Think Progress Caught Lying (Yet Again)

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It’s time for a quick look at some recent stories.  We have the Docs behaving badly from Madison, a school district employee disciplined, and the propagandists at Think Regress being caught lying.

Eight Doctors Under Investigation for Writing Fake Excuses at Union Protests:

Remember the doctors that were caught writing excuses for union workers that were too sick to work, but not bad enough to be thugs?  Well, they are now under investigation…

Madison – The state Department of Regulation and Licensing and the Medical Examining Board said Wednesday that they had opened investigations into eight individuals who allegedly wrote doctor excuse notes for protesters at the state Capitol during rallies in February.

Last month, the Department of Regulation and Licensing said it had identified 11 people who may have provided the medical excuses, and it asked them to submit information about their activities at the Capitol.

Three members of the Medical Examining Board reviewed the information and decided to open investigations on eight of the 11, according to a department news release.

The eight being investigated are all licensed physicians, department spokesman David Carlson said.

The 11 were identified by complaints to the department. Nine of those named are licensed physicians and two are unlicensed, the department said.

The investigations will include a more extensive fact-finding process to determine if any violations of law occurred, according to the news release.

At the conclusion of each investigation, recommendations will be made about whether disciplinary action should be pursued.

The state Department of Regulation and Licensing previously has said disciplinary action could include a reprimand, license limitations, suspension or revocation.

In February, teachers from several districts called in sick to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s bill that would strip public employees of most of their collective bargaining rights. Schools in Madison and Milwaukee had to shut down because of teacher absences.

Absent teachers were told they would need to provide a form from a medical professional for any absence, and if they didn’t have such notes they would face discipline.

During the protests, doctors in white lab coats were seen filling out excuse notes for workers.

Doctors also were videotaped issuing the excuse notes, which critics blasted as a sick-day dodge.

In all honesty, I don’t really see anything coming of this.  There are many entities that would like this to go away, and I also doubt any school district will allow this to stir up local issues.  In the end, I would think that if anything, some wrists will be slapped, and the “progressives” will want all of this to go down the memory hole.

H/T: Bunkerville

According to a School District Staffer, a Local Gas Station Shouldn’t be Selling  to Republicans

If you recall, the public sector union goons in Wisconsin were shaking down local businesses.  In actions taken right out of a mafia flick, businesses were asked to put up signs supporting unions, or face a boycott. Apparently, a local school district worker wanted to “inform” a Sheboygan, WI, gas station owner that he should not be doing business with Republicans…

A Sheboygan gas station owner is baffled after a mystery caller tells a clerk it’s a bad idea to do business with a Sheboygan-area state senator.

It started Tuesday when a woman called Dick Hiers’s Northeast Standard gas station after she thought she saw Senator Joe Leibham there. Her call was caught on the answering machine.

The answering machine here in the back of the store was left on from the night before and was recording the entire conversation.

Caller: “Can you verify that was Senator Leibham at the gas station this morning?”

Gas station clerk: “Senator Leibham?”

Caller: “Yes. Do you guys support him?”

Clerk: “I have nothing to say about that, I am not politically involved.”

Caller: “Alright, well you can tell Dick he’s not good for business, I’ll tell you that.”

Shocked over the 26-second conversation, Hiers quickly traced the call — only to get surprise number two.

“And it turned out to be coming from the Sheboygan area district school office,” he said.

“Obviously our school district equipment and the facilities are for the purposes of school,” Superintendent Joseph Sheehan responded. “Any type of phone call leaving any types of threats or condoning any type of intimidation is strictly prohibited.”

The superintendent, who was out of the area Friday, said the district’s taken what it calls “appropriate disciplinary action.”

TRANSLATION: “Dats a nice gas station yous got there, be a shame if something was to happen to it.”

I’ll again call for a wrist slap.   At any rate, it does seem to show, for the millionth time, the mind set of the left.  It’s “do as we say or be punished,” because, “this is what democracy looks like.”

Think Regress is Caught Making it up as they go along…Again:

The George Soros funded propaganda machine is, once again, caught making stuff up as they go along.  If you recall, Think Regress was caught piecing together some footage of “racist” Tea Party members. Fortunately, numerous  bloggers exposed that video to be complete falsehood.  However, since the left has to deny reality to advance their agenda, it was only a matter of time before they were caught again. Case in point, this, from Gateway Pundit…

Notice in today’s title they claim Republicans are facing “more backlash” at town hall events. By “more backlash” they are talking about an event earlier in the week when Rep. Paul Baretta (R-PA) was harassed during a town hall meeting. What they don’t tell you is that the heckler was the Carbon County Democrats for Change leader.

At another town hall event in Milton, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was booed by a small room of leftists who wanted to “tax the rich.” One of the upset constituents said he was a lifelong conservative who wants to tax the rich, expand government and redistribute wealth. Yeah, right.

Today, Think Progress insists its a national trend. One town hall event they reported on wasRep. Robert Dold‘s event in Illinois. Think Progress insisted there was a horrible backlash against the Illinois Republican for voting on the Ryan plan to cut the national debt. That isn’t what Highland Park Patch reported. The Patch reported that it was a very respectful meeting that ended well.

There is more of the story at Gateway Pundit.  I suggest you go there and read the rest.

For now, the left is occupied with other matters, like gooning up any state that is trying to stand up for the taxpayers.  However, it is a matter of time before they start hitting the town hall meetings of GOP Congressmen.  For that, I would suggest that the members card folks coming to their meetings, and make sure that  the attendees are actually their constituents.  That will counter one of the left’s tactics-busing in paid thugs to disrupt activities.  Look at it this way; the “progressives,” while they downplayed and ridiculed the Tea Party town hall protests in 2009, they want the same media coverage for themselves.  While their efforts would be artificial, the MSM won’t call the real astroturf, “astroturf.”

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HuffPo Writer Wonders Why Tea Party is Winning: Spews Leftist Narrative to Explain it

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I’m often amused when a leftist attempts to “analyze” the Tea Party.  It’s so much fun because the “progressives” look at the Tea Party through the prism of their own beliefs.  In other words, they assume that Conservatives operate in the same ways that they do.   Consequently, they engage in projection on a massive scale.  For the latest example, take a look at this, from RJ Eskow of the Huffington Post.

Once again the unpopular views of a minority have been imposed on the majority. Others will rant and rave about the Democratic leadership, and in fact that process has already begun. But progressives in this country should be asking themselves a serious question: Why does the Tea Party seem to be so much more effective than the left as a movement?

Here, Eskow engages in the familiar narrative that “progressives” and their ideas are supported by the majority, and that a small cadre of Tea Party attendees and bloggers are imposing our will on the masses.  But, in reality, that position is reversed…

Gallup has duplicated their polling. And the results seem a bit worse for the Democrats.

PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.

The 2010 results are based on eight Gallup and USA Today/Gallup surveys conducted from January through June, encompassing interviews with more than 8,000 U.S. adults. The 42% identifying as conservative represents a continuation of the slight but statistically significant edge conservatives achieved over moderates in 2009. Should that figure hold for all of 2010, it would represent the highest annual percentage identifying as conservative in Gallup’s history of measuring ideology with this wording, dating to 1992.

Here’s a telling trend.

Independents today are slightly more likely to say they are moderate than conservative, with fewer than 20% identifying as liberal. While this is similar to 2009, it represents an increase in conservatism among this group since 2008. (emphasis mine)

So, he’s proceeding from a completely false assumption.

It’s a complicated question that deserves in-depth discussion, but some of the things that may be impeding progressives include excessive party loyalty, the desire for a charismatic leader (the “XFK phenomenon”), and the urge to prematurely celebrate accomplishments that are flawed and incomplete.

Why did Tea Partiers win such a major victory? Money, for starters. The Tea Party’s generously funded by billionaires like the Koch Brothers, and ultra-conservative policies are given “nonpartisan” ideological cover by right-wing billionaire Pete Peterson and his network of allies and paid savants. Corporate campaign financing, now made limitless by the GOP’s ideological packing of the Supreme Court, allows the mega-corporations of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to impose policies that crush the middle class and smaller businesses. And decades’ worth of funding for ad campaigns and “conservative think tanks” (an oxymoron, perhaps?) continue to lay the groundwork for destructive moves like the one we so last night.

Now, in the last paragraph, Eskow describes, in detail, how the left works.  With George Soros giving millions, the left has created propaganda sites.  With the unions giving even more, the rent-a-mob is dispatched.  And then, with the percentage of union workers being below 20% of the total workforce, they attempt to impose their will on the rest of us.  The Koch brothers, by the way, are Libertarians, not Conservatives, and while that is not a sin, they do advocate for drug legalization and gay marriage-not exactly positions that would earn scorn from the left.  Here are some of those causes.

On the surface, the Koch brothers would seem unlikely targets for the political left. After all, they patronize the arts, favor gay marriage, support legalization of drugs and advocate reduced spending on defense. (emphasis mine)

Never mind that the $43,000 that the Koch Industries PAC contributed to Walker’s campaign represents one-tenth of 1 percent of the money that was spent on Wisconsin’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

Now, he’s also omitting that the Tea Parties started before any organization started cooperating them.  They are self-sustaining, but from the standpoint of a “progressive,” that simply does not compute.

This displays some of the core differences between the right and the left. The left deals with people in terms of the groups to which they belong.  The individual is only important to the extent that they belong to a particular group or groups.  Whether it is based on race, gender, class, or sexual orientation, people are sifted into their various client groups, and dealt with as a mass, rather than individuals with rights.  This explains their belief in “collective rights.”  It also explains how they structure their movements.  They are all top-down controlled entities.  Funding is obtained.  Leaders are selected.  Talking points are distributed.  People are mobilized, and sometimes paid.  Then, action is taken.

Those actions may infringe on the rights of others.  Violence, intimidation, and vandalism are standard operating procedure in leftist protests.  And, if some are harmed, “thrown under the bus,” arrested, or otherwise have an adverse consequence, it is of little consequence.  As long as the goals of the group (read: the leaders) are advanced, it is perfectly acceptable to sacrifice individuals.

When there is no funding and leadership provided, there is little to nothing in terms of action.  Consider the anti-war movement.  There were protests with thousands of people when Bush was in office.  Now, with Obama in office, there have been limited protests.  It was almost as if a switch was turned off.  And it was.  The people that fund and organize the events stopped, and so did the events.

On the other hand, Conservatives and Libertarians recognize that free individuals are the key component of any society.  Free individuals do not wait for an organization or leader to tell them what to think or do.  We see value in each individual, so we engage in activities based on free will and choice.  We cooperate with each other freely, without coercion.  We tend not to deprive others of rights and property, as those represent other individuals and what they have earned.  Those are important to us, so we tend not destroy or harm others.  In fact, where most Tea Party events occur, the site is usually left cleaner than it was prior.  Tea Party members even cleaned up after some of the protesters in Madison.  To conclude, we respect and value the individual, as well as  their rights and  property.  The left does not.

In the end, it is that difference that causes “progressives” to misread us.  They do not value the individual.  Yes, they’ll give lip service to rights, but where the rubber hits the road, coercion and thug tactics are the order of the day.  Forget what they say, look at what they do.  That will always show you what they really think.

Is it any wonder that we’re so polarized?

H/T: Hot Air

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Pundits vs. Beck: Winner, Beck

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The MSM tends, in their elitism, to look down upon “the rest of us.”  You know, we Philistines out here in “flyover country.”  And, among the big headed elites, Glenn Beck is considered the pied piper of we Philistines.  However, RS McCain points out who exactly is correct on the Egyptian crisis…

According to every Serious Foreign Policy Pundit, it’s absolutely insane for Beck to assert that the Left and the Islamists are in alliance to bring revolution to the Middle East. However, as Donald Douglas points out, that’s what the Left is telling us:

The neo-Stalinist ANSWER homepage has the announcement, “Emergency demonstrations: Stop all U.S. aid to Mubarak dictatorship” . . .


Code Pink’s Jodie Evans . . . served as a top campaign fundraiser for Barack Obama, and now her organization is leading a fundraising operation for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: “Code Pink: Obama, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood Ally Raising (Tax Exempt) Money to Overthrow Egypt Gov’t” . . .

But don’t let yourself be distracted by mere facts. Bill Kristol says Glenn Beck is “hysterical” and it must be true because, after all, Bill Kristol is a Serious Foreign Policy Pundit and Glenn Beck is just . . . well, he’s just Glenn Beck, right?

And really, who is this Lisa Graas person who tells us about “Five Revolutions Backed by George Soros”?

The Soros centre’s job in eastern Europe is nearly finished. Its main focus now is the Islamic world, Arab countries, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.”

Oh, that’s not a quote from Lisa Graas. That’s a 2007 quote by Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, a consultant for the Soros-funded Open Society Institute.

Head over to The Other McCain for the rest of his post.

Beck does what I try to do as a blogger; take a look at what people say, and then check back to see what they are doing.  That’s why the “progressives” hate him.  He compares their words to their actions.  And when you do that, they become incredibly predictable.  I would guess that this is why the our “progressive” betters tell us that showing what they say causes death threats, and should be stopped.

But we won’t be stopping.

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Racism, Calls for Lynching a Supreme Court Justice, Murder at Koch Protest

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I had thought that the Koch protests would have gone away by now-consigned to the database of moonbattery and hypocrisy that is the left.  I’d probably bring it up again as an example in future posts, as I tend to do, but otherwise, it initially looked like a typical rent-a-mob gathering.

But then again, more  video footage emerged.

This is really some reprehensible stuff.  They openly warrant “stringing up” people.  They want to send a black Supreme Court Justice, “back to the fields.”  They talked openly about killing people.  Normally, I would have some snarky response to a liberal protest, as I did in my prior posts.  However, this compares a little too favorably to some historical precedents.   History teaches us that when a Marxist, Socialist, Facsist, or any other totalitarian regime comes to power, at the top of the agenda is usually the rounding up of, jailing of,  and executions of political opponents.  It happened in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Communist China, Cuba, Vietnam.  Make no mistake, our “progressives” are every bit as totalitarian as the others.   They may couch their intentions in pleasant sounding words, but the level of control they desire, as well as the means that they are following to obtain it, are right out of  the totalitarian playbook.  It has happened before, and I think we would be foolish to not ignore such rhetoric.

Alternatively, is it possible that I’m over-reacting?  Maybe, but when you look at what is happening around the world, things start to come together in disturbing ways.  I’ve always been one to carefully look at what members of groups say, and then look at what they do.   When rhetoric and action come together, things get ugly.

Also, some will say that this is the fringe left.  But are they?  I’ve done enough posts on leftist violence to know that rhetoric does become action.  Here are just a few links for background.

More Leftist Violence: MSM Ignores Revolutionary Rhetoric as Well.

Union Thugs Strike Again

May Day Violence

Again, there have been violent protests here in the US.  I’d have to say that all of them have come from the left.  If they are the fringe, it strikes me as being a rather large one.

In fairness, Common Cause, one of the Soros-funded organizations put out a press release…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2011
4:37 PM

CONTACT: Common Cause
Mary Boyle, (202) 736-5770
Common Cause Condemns Bigotry, Hateful Statements Caught on Film at Rally

WASHINGTON – February 3 – Common Cause’s 40 year history of holding power accountable has been marked by a commitment to decency and civility – in public and private. So we are of course outraged to find that a few of those attending the events around a gathering Common Cause helped to organize Sunday near Palm Springs voiced hateful, narrow-minded sentiments to an interviewer in the crowd.

We condemn bigotry and hate speech in every form, even when it comes from those who fancy themselves as our friends.

Anyone who has attended a public event has encountered people whose ideas or acts misrepresented, even embarrassed, the gathering. Every sporting event has its share of “fans” whose boorish behavior on the sidelines makes a mockery of good sportsmanship; every political gathering has a crude sign-painter or epithet-spewing heckler.

We organized the “Uncloak the Kochs” panel discussion and took part in the rally afterwards to call public attention to the political power of Koch Industries and other corporations, their focus on expanding that power, and the dangers it presents to our democracy.

We’re committed to staging other forums and public events in the coming months to continue that effort. We urge all Americans of good will to join us.
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Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.

In publishing this, I have already shown more fairness than any Soros-funded organization has ever shown the Tea Party movement.  That shows the difference between us and them.  We have principles, they crave power.

H/T: Maggie’s Notebook

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Rent-A-Mob Protests Koch Brothers: Hypocrisy and Irony on Display UPDATED

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I know, some of you are asking, “Who are the Koch Brothers?”  Well, let’s just say that they are our equivalent of George Soros, minus collaboration with the Nazis and overall evil.  As we will see, they support a wide variety of Conservative/Libertarian causes.   The brothers, Charles and David, own the controlling interest in Koch Industries.  Here are some Koch brands that you should know well…

Among Koch Industries’ better known subsidiaries across various industries[15] are:

  • Georgia Pacific paper and pulp company, maker of Brawny paper towels, Angel Soft toilet paper, Mardi Gras napkins and towels and Quilted Northern toilet paper.
  • Invista, a polymer and fibers company that makes Stainmaster carpet, and Lycra fiber, among other products.
  • Koch Pipeline Company LP, that owns and operates 4,000 miles of pipeline used to transport oil, natural gas liquids and chemicals.
  • Flint Hill Resources LP, that operates oil refineries in six states.

So, let’s look at it this way; they employ thousands of people, and they make products that likely sit in the homes of most Americans.  However, they are obviously capitalists, and even worse, they support Conservatives.  That has made them targets for the left.

On Sunday, the Koch’s had a conference of Conservative leaders.  Here are some details from FireDog Lake.

The Koch Brothers, billionaires who have generously funded conservative and libertarian causes for over a generation – including the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, and tea party groups like Americans for Prosperity – put together an annual meeting, typically held in the California desert, with fellow corporate CEOs and conservative operatives, to plan the year ahead. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain were reputed to attend the gathering at the sprawling Rancho Las Palmas resort. The Kochs bought out the entire resort for Saturday and Sunday. Some activists who stayed at the resort Friday night and booked dinners at their restaurants on Saturday had their reservations canceled by the resort, and were given $150 each for their trouble.

The Other McCain has some coverage as well.

Lee Fang at Think Progress sees a conspiracy afoot:

This weekend, David and Charles Koch, co-owners of the Koch Industries conglomerate of chemical, timber, oil and manufacturing interests, are hosting their twice annual meeting to coordinate strategy and raise funds for the conservative movement. . . .

So, in typical “progressive”  fashion, the rent-a-mob was dispatched.  Here are some more details from FireDog Lake.

Riverside Sheriff’s deputy Melissa Nieburger said that the sheriff’s department did have contacts with protest organizers, which included the California Courage Campaign, CREDO, MoveOn.org, 350.org, the California Nurses Association, United Domestic Workers of America and the main sponsor, the good-government group Common Cause, prior to the event, and that they were aware that some protesters would seek to be arrested for trespassing. She would not guarantee that all 25 who were arrested were part of that coordinated operation. The police, who wore riot gear, batons and helmets, did put the arrested into plastic handcuffs. Nieburger described them as “passive restraints.” They were being processed at press time, and Nieburger would not say whether they would be released or would spend the night at the jail in Indio.

Nieburger estimated between 800 and 1,000 activists at the “Uncloak the Kochs” event. Event organizers chartered buses from several locations around Southern California and claimed 1,500 people signed up for those buses, on top of any local activists who attended. It appeared from the ground that well over 1,000 protesters were there.

Here is a image from FireDog Lake.

Note the identically printed signs, and at least two participants have identical shirts.  Because, you know, all “real” grassroots protests have identical, professionally printed signs, and wear identical shirts (uniforms, if you will). At any rate, they are promising more images, so I think we’ll see more indications of “real” grassroots activities.

Also of interest is that a former Obama campaign task force member, and ACORN adviser, Peter Dreier, at least helped get the word out about this protest.

And then, a shocking breach of our “civil discourse.”

Van Jones, the former green jobs deputy in the Obama Administration and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, described the anti-Koch rally as “the beginning of our fight back.” (emphasis mine)

Mr. Jones should apologize for such inflammatory rhetoric, especially that it will most certainly cause death threats against the Koch’s, as well as the other attendees.

Well, let’s wrap this up:

1.  Billionaire George Soros donates millions to “progressive” causes?  OK

2.  Koch brothers donate to Conservative causes?  Bad, very, very, bad.

3.  It’s their right to protest.  I would never interfere with it.  But, how come there are always arrests at “progressive” protests?

4.  Since the left has come up with this “civil discourse” nonsense, we’re going to challenge them to live up to it.  After all, Alinsky said that we should make people follow their own rules.

There you have it; hypocrisy, irony, and nonsense.  I’ll do an update if there are any further developments.

UPDATE: 7:50 EST

Timothy P. Carney at the Washington Examiner, drills it down a bit more…

Billionaires poisoning our politics was the central theme of the protests. But nothing is quite as it seems in modern politics: The protest’s organizer, the nonprofit Common Cause, is funded by billionaire George Soros.

Common Cause has received $2 million from Soros’s Open Society Institute in the past eight years, according to grant data provided by Capital Research Center. Two panelists at Common Cause’s rival conference nearby — President Obama’s former green jobs czar, Van Jones, and blogger Lee Fang — work at the Center for American Progress, which was started and funded by Soros but, as a 501(c)4 nonprofit “think tank,” legally conceals the names of its donors.

In other words, money from billionaire George Soros and anonymous, well-heeled liberals was funding a protest against rich people’s influence on politics.

When Politico reporter Ken Vogel pointed out that Soros hosts similar “secret” confabs, CAP’s Fang responded on Twitter: “don’t you think there’s a very serious difference between donors who help the poor vs. donors who fund people to kill government, taxes on rich?”

In less than 140 characters, Fang had epitomized the myopic liberal view of money in politics: Conservative money is bad, and linked to greed, while liberal money is self-evidently philanthropic.

Then, Carney knocks it out of the park…

The moral difference is this: Only one side is trying to compel others to conform to its preferences.

I could have not said it better.

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George Soros: A Friend to American Liberals or does he just use them?

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On the surface it would seem that the Liberals and George Soros make for strange bedfellows. Soros is super rich and is known to be ruthless in his business dealings. One would think that he represents everything the liberals hate. But the Liberals have sold their souls to Soros because he supports financially so many of their causes. Do they really think he gives one damn for their causes? George Soros cares only about one thing and that is George Soros.

Some say that Soros is in bed with the worlds biggest investment bankers and their plans for a one currency,one government world. Maybe. It’s only conjecture on my part but I see Soros as no more than a puppet of the bankers. He is very wealthy, yes, but remember power has less to do with one’s wealth and more to do the wealth that one controls. Compared to the bakers, Soros is a piker.

Piker or not, George Soros is a dangerous man. He is particularly dangerous to the United States and its people. Here is a link to a story by Ed Lasky at American Thinker that everyone should read. It has to with a movie funded by Soros to discredit the gas from shale business. I also recommend scanning the comments. Some are very interesting.

Soros obviously wants to see high oil prices. The damage it does to our economy is of no importance to him. He is behind all green forms of energy and doesn’t want to see the US develop carbon base fuel or nuclear energy either.

Here is another story everyone should read. It comes to us from Bunkerville’s blog and has to do with the EPA shutting down a major mountain top coal mine in West Virginia for dubious reasons. I have no knowledge that Soros has anything to do with the EPA’s action but I have to wonder.

At any rate, I for one think its time for a serious investigation into the doings of Mr. George Soros and his influence over some of our government officials.

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And We Have Winner!

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My friends, democracy took it’s course, and we have a winner for the Useful Idiot of the Month!

October’s winner is, of course NPR, or as it should now be called, National “Progressive” Radio, especially since it seems so willing to take money from the evil billionaire, George Soro.

The act that prompted their nomination and win, of course, was the firing of Juan Williams.  We’ll not rehash that, as it’s been covered to death, and FOX has taken very good care of Mr. Williams.

So, let’s have some last minute fun before the election, and have an open thread.

Topic: What should the acronym, “NPR,” actually mean?

Have at it folks!

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Useful Idiot of the Month Poll: October 2010

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Well, democracy has spoken, and here is your Useful Idiot of the Month Poll for October 2010!

[poll id=”21″]

Many of the candidates were suggested by our readers, for which I am thankful. Details can be found in the nomination thread.  I have taken the liberty of adding a few more…

Barak Obama: Because I am apparently too afraid and irrational NOT to.

Sheila Jackson-Lee: For being caught electioneering while trying to stop “intimidation.”

Raul Grijalva: For boycotting Arizona, which happens to be HIS OWN STATE!

Harry Reid: Because he apparently OMG SAVED TEH WERLD!!!

Voting will go until midnight on November 1, 2010, EST.

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Voter Fraud: Unraveling the Progressive Puzzle

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As time wears on, we are seeing more and more of the Democrat/”progressive” voter fraud machine exposed.  We’re seeing hypocrisy, electioneering, the “Secretary of State Project,” fake registrations, and now, claims of intimidation.  So let’s take a look at all the factors, in context, and see where it all leads us.

For starters, the Other McCain has an excellent analysis.

It is one of pet conceits of liberal Democrats that the long-established practice of having poll-watchers — party volunteers who are assigned to polling places to ensure that no vote fraud occurs — amounts to “voter intimidation” intended to “suppress” minority voting.

Vote fraud is a crime that Democrats practice habitually, routinely, as a matter of historic tradition, and which is made possible by the overwhelming dominance of the Democratic Party in urban districts. It is in such precincts that the electoral franchise is customarily extended to tombstones and vacant lots.

That about nails it, but, there is always more to the machinations of our left, especially when it comes to elections.  When an entire group is so devoted to socialism, and particularly adherents of Saul Alinsky, you must assume that the ends will justify the means, and those means will be blatant, and often extreme.  So, let’s line it all up and see where the dominoes fall…

Fake Voter Registrations:

God only knows how long the Democrats have been doing this, but it has either accelerated, or we have gotten better at detecting it.  At any rate, we now know that fake voter registrations have been turned in by the tens of thousands in just the last several months.    We also know that the organizations formerly known as ACORN were very efficient at this, and part of their downfall was in their workers getting caught, tried, and convicted of it.  We also know that ACORN has split up into its regional affiliates, and have simply changed their names.  It is unknown as to whether or not these “organizations formerly known as ACORN” have continued this practice.

For more on this, here are some quotes from John Fund via the Politico…

Perhaps the clearest look at how fraudulent registrations can be converted into votes comes from Wisconsin. Earlier this year, the Milwaukee Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit released a stunning 67-page report detailing an “illegal organized attempt to influence the outcome” of the 2004 presidential election.

The Milwaukee police report explained just how easy it is to cast an illegal vote without ever being detected., “Michael A. Smith can become Mike Smith, M.A. Smith, or Mickey Smith, depending on the person reviewing the Same Day registration card, and unless a specific allegation is made against one of those name variants, the new name would just be added to the overall database. Even if the new system were capable of discerning the differences in recorded names, the finding would not be discovered until after any multiple ballots had been cast and recorded.” Indeed, the task force found that 1,100 registration cards filled in by voters were declared invalid or untraceable by election officials.

Another way that fraudulent registrations can be converted into illegal votes is when groups like ACORN either purposely or recklessly sign up visitors from out-of-state or felons who are ineligible to vote. The New York Daily News reported in August, 2004 on how some 46,000 New Yorkers are registered to vote in both the city and Florida, what it called a “shocking finding” because it “found that between 400 and 1,000 registered voters have voted twice in at least one election, a federal offense punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine,” and noted that “efforts to prevent people from registering in more than one state rely mostly on the honor system.”

Last month, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reported that some 5,000 felons who do not have the right to vote have apparently voted in recent elections in Florida. Their illegal registrations turned into actual votes. The Miami Herald and Palm Beach Post had similar findings in May 2001 on the presidential election held the year previously. Reporters have found that that the number of illegal felon registrations that were cast that year was greater than the number of valid voters dropped from the voter rolls and thus blocked from voting. The Florida presidential vote — and the presidency — was decided in 2000 by only 537 votes.

So, it is VERY possible that people will vote based on these false registrations.  Secondly, it HAS happened before.

Refusing to Enforce Motor Voter:

As I discussed in my original post on voter fraud last month, AG Holder has made it known that his office will NOT be enforcing all of Motor Voter.  In particular, the DOJ is refusing to enforce the provisions that require states to purge dead, or otherwise unqualified voters from the rolls.  So, not only are tens of thousands of illegal registrations coming in, other invalid registrations do no have to be removed.  And, if someone happens to vote “on behalf” of the dead, or felons and illegals cast ballots, how will we know?

The answer is simple…. we’re not supposed to!

Claiming Intimidation When Exposure is Imminent:

Let’s pretend that you’re going to send a bunch of people out to vote for your candidate.  These folks have been registered illegally.  Maybe they are here illegally.  Maybe they are felons.  Maybe they like to vote-A LOT.  At any rate, you don’t want the outside world to know that you aim to rig an election.  But you have a problem.  There are folks watching the polls, and they might catch you.

Solution?  Accuse them of a crime before they catch you!

If they say “hi” to someone?  Intimidation!

If they ask a question?  Intimidation!

If they catch a candidate electioneering?  Intimidation!

If they merely exist?  Intimidation!

This is already happening.  In Harris County TX, True the Vote has been accused of just that, and the problem was investigated and resolved before the lefty bloggers could push it.  Speaking of which, here is coverage from TPMuckraker.

Earlier this week, the Harris County (Texas) Democratic Party forwarded 14 complaints about poll watchers during early voting in the county, including allegations of voter intimidation, to the Harris County Clerk. But the County Clerk’s office, run by a Republican, says they looked into the allegations and found nothing wrong.

“We investigated it, we talked to everybody there at the different locations, and they basically said it didn’t happen,” said Hector DeLeon, a spokesman for the County Clerk.

He said the office takes each allegation seriously. But their investigations consisted solely of calling up the polling locations where the incidents allegedly occurred to ask poll workers if there was anything wrong.

“A call is placed to the location, and we talked to folks who were working at the location, and in Texas, the presiding judge actually represents one party and the alternate judge represents the other party, so both of those folks — both sides in general — were spoken to, and what they reported is that what was being alleged did not occur,” DeLeon told TPMMuckraker. (emphasis mine)

Note that even the Democratic judge agreed that nothing happened.  However, that won’t stop the left form lying about it.  You can safely bet that these claims will be made at every possible occasion, and will be loud as well as persistent.  They’ll try to get ahead of any actual evidence of fraud.  Doing so smears the other side, and also attempts to taint any evidence that is eventually found.

Remember kids; any attempt to prevent voter fraud is raaaaactist!

The Secretary of State Project:

As we’ve covered in the past, George Soros has helped to fund a campaign to have as many “progressive” secretaries of state as possible.  Their function is to certify elections at the state level.  So, if there is evidence of fraud, the “progressive” Secretary of State can quickly certify the election, and no matter what is eventually found, it’s over.

That is what is said to have happened during the 2008 election in Minnesota, which gave Al Franken a seat in the US Senate.  Here is another excerpt from John Fund.

Ever since Mr. Franken was declared the victor, the conservative watchdog group Minnesota Majority has combed through records comparing lists of those who voted with criminal rap sheets. It found that at least 341 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis’s Hennepin County, the state’s largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul’s Ramsey County, the state’s second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group’s totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken’s victory margin.

“We aren’t trying to change the result of the last election. That legally can’t be done,” Mr. McGrath told Fox News. “We are just trying to make sure the integrity of the next election isn’t compromised.”

Minnesota Majority says it has been “stonewalled” by Hennepin County officials to whom it presented its findings. But in neighboring Ramsey County, Phil Carruthers of the local District Attorney’s office says he takes the charges “very seriously” and found that Minnesota Majority “had done a good job in their review.” His office has asked for 15 investigators to be hired to pursue the information. “So far we have charged 28 people with felonies, have 17 more under review and have 182 cases still open,” he said. “And there is a good chance we may match or even exceed [Minnesota Majority’s] numbers.”

Minnesota Majority’s Mr. McGrath says Minnesota Secretary of State Dan Ritchie, a Democrat elected in 2006 with the support of the discredited voter registration group ACORN, has been derelict in his duties. “It is the job of the secretary of state to flag felons on the voter rolls so local election workers can challenge them. In 90% of the cases, the felon records were not flagged.” (emphasis added)

So, it would appear that Mr. Ritchie performed as intended.

Let’s wrap this up.  “Progressive” organizations overwhelm the system with thousands of fake registrations, and as evidence has shown, some of these do eventually vote.  Also, there is no longer any legal pressure from Washington to purge rolls of any ineligible voters.  Then, any attempt to expose or stop these practices are attacked as “voter intimidation, suppression,” and, of course raaaaacism!   At the finish, there can be a “progressive” Sec. of State to certify the election no matter what is exposed.

I’ve been preaching lately that in any close race, the Republicans will lose due to fraud.  What I documented in this post  is why I say that.  As of this moment, I fear for Pat Toomey, Sharon Angle, and Meg Whitman.  They are in close races, and if it comes within a few thousand, or few hundred votes, the Democrats will win.  Of course, that’s why we have to vote, and help out if necessary.  In all honesty, I hope I’m wrong.

So, while all is conjecture on my part (as well as on the part of others), there is documented evidence that each and every one of these items have occurred at some level.  As such, we have a much better idea of how the “progressive” fraud machine works, and by all accounts, there are going to be MANY more people watching the polls this time. That is what is going to make this election all the more explosive and challenging.    While the Alinsky Method’s playbook is powerful, it is also thin and predictable. So, as recent events have shown us, when the Alinskyite is pressed, they seem to crank up the intensity, and become more shrill, irrational, as well as potentially violent.  In other words, Alinsky has a powerful punch, but a glass jaw.   If Conservatives, Libertarians, and other concerned citizens expose them, they will fall apart, just as ACORN did-under their weight of their own deceit.

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Think Progress Makes it up as they go Along: Uses Old Footage and False Flag to Assert that Tea Parties are Racist

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To make it short and sweet, Think Progress screwed up, and screwed up big.  They released a video that they claimed was “evidence” of the racism in the Tea Parties.  However, like any “progressive” group, where there was no evidence, they made some up!

Several Bloggers have done the legwork on this, so all the credit goes to them.

Here is a screen cap of the Think Progress site, Courtesy of Left Coast Rebel, with the video to follow.

There are several problems with this video.

Problem #1: The guy who made the “wetback” statement wasn’t at a Tea Party event.  That video was from 2006.

Problem  #2: Tea Party member #2, was an infiltrator from the “Crash the Party” event.  He was identified and followed by real Tea Party folks, then tossed.

Notice that the sign says “Soros-Paid Stooge?”  And who, at least partially funds Think Progress?  Take a look at the picture and the video.  Notice the selective editing.

Prophetic sign is prophetic.

Right Klik has the video of how the Tea Party dealt with this guy.

Problem # 3: Confederate Yankee exposes the lie about Tea Party member #1

Here is his actual statement.

SO, the irony here is this;  the left accused us of selectively editing footage all through the ObamaCare debates (forget that we were showing, at times, several minutes of footage).  They accused us of making the black panther videos out  to be something they are not.  Take a look for yourself.

Will they say that this is selectively edited, or will they just ignore it?

To wrap it up, the Alinskyites over at the Soros funded Think Progress had a major swing and a miss.  That won’t stop them, unfortunately,  like other “progressive” organizations, they are “reality-optional.”

Massive H/T: Left Coast Rebel, Right Klik, Confederate Yankee

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