Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
According to an Article in The SUN, a woman was forced to have her baby in the waiting room of a Hospital in Essex because the Hospital had no beds:
"A YOUNG mum had to have her baby sitting on a chair with her feet on a suitcase in a hospital waiting room.
Frances Randall, 21, said Frederick was delivered by her partner, her mother and another patient's mum, as there were no staff to help.
And she said the baby fell to the floor with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and hit his head. Hospital staff arrived seconds later, but Frances blasted health chiefs and staff at the £200million Queen's Hospital in Romford, Essex.
She said: "I was in so much pain I wasn't really aware what went on but looking back I'm so angry.
"Freddie seems healthy but I don't know what damage, if any, was caused when he fell to the floor. For all the help I got, I might as well have stayed at home. They abandoned us."
When Frances went into labour at about 2am she went to the hospital with her dad Ken, 62, mum Sylvia, 63, and 20-year-old boyfriend Scott Jordan-Freeman.
But when they arrived they were told there were not enough beds and were ushered into the waiting room. Frances and Scott claim they did not see a nurse or a midwife until after their boy was born.
Panic-stricken Scott said he tried in vain to get a midwife. He said: "I told them her waters had broken but they kept saying we had to stay in the waiting room."
Frederick was delivered in December with the help of Kiran Deep Virdee, who had been sitting in the room waiting for her daughter to give birth. Mrs Virdee, 52, of Manor Park, East London, said: "It is disgusting she had to give birth on a chair. She was given no dignity."
The Lefty loses the debate so he calls the Tea Party member names... classy.
Recently in Jefferson City Missouri, Tea Party Groups from all over the State gathered to Rally in support of Governor Walker in Wisconsin. At the same time on the other side of the Capitol Building, Union Members were rallying in support of the Teachers and other Unions occupying the Wisconsin Capitol.
Patrick, a 17 year old high school student, wished to spread the word about Liberty and bravely decided to go to the Union side of the Capitol and distribute free copies of the Constitution.
Having already heard of the violent nature of some of the Union Thugs at the other rally, I lent him a "Black Box", a small hand held video camera, for his own safety. I'm lucky I did....
While several Union Members Thanked him for the document, others were not so pleased to see Patrick practicing Liberty Evangelism.
Several thugs asked him if he was paid by the Koch Brothers and some other "Dirty Old Man" seemed to want to demonstrate a little 'Tea Bagging' on him.
The Video below consists of joint footage from the "Black Box" and from the flip camera of Citizen Journalist, Adam Sharp, who came to Patrick's rescue (Not that he needed it).
The Date is not accurate on the "Black Box" video, this event took place on Feb 26th, 2011:
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Hat Tip Adam Sharp
I Will have more Video from this Event Coming Soon.....
Friday, February 25, 2011
SEIU and the Democrats seem to be ramping up the Violent Rhetoric.
According to the Communist Party USA news, People's World, Missouri SEIU Representative, Clark Brown, said that the "Right Wing" were not ready for the Union Fightback in Wisconsin:
"Brown added, "The right-wing extremists did not expect this kind of fightback. It is an amazing display of collective power and solidarity of all workers."
As bad as that is, Missouri Democratic Representative, Clem Smith, says they need to bring the "Fightback" here to Missouri:
"State Representative Clem Smith (D-71), a former autoworker and current machinist, told the People's World, "We need to do what they are doing in Wisconsin here! So-called right-to-work legislation, the attempt to repeal child labor laws, English-only provisions and attacks on our minimum wage! They have gone too far. We have to stop them."
Tomorrow at Noon SEIU and other Progressive organizations are having a Protest in Jefferson City so as to bring that Union "Fightback" to Missouri.
But Tea Parties all over the State, and other Conservative groups, have organized a Counter Rally on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City Tomorrow.
Be sure to bring your family and friends to let the SEIU and their Thugs know We Will Not Tolerate any "Fightback" here in the State of Missouri.
It's time to put them to shame....
If they bring 200 Thugs ... We Bring 2,000 Peaceful Patriots.
So to all of you "Tea Party Protest Veterans" it's time to once again come participate in a Peaceful Rally to show the Progressive Thugs that we will not be intimidated Now, Tomorrow.......
For More Information on the Patriot Rally go HERE.
"It's been almost two weeks since SEIU members in Wisconsin joined with other public employees, students and allies to fight back against Governor Walker's attempt to take away their rights.
And we're winning.
You've seen the scenes from Madison by now, tens of thousands in the streets and thousands more inside the capitol inspiring a nation that has had enough of attempts to slash public services and hurt workers for the profit of billionaire campaign contributors.
But this weekend we've joined with allies across the country to organize solidarity rallies in major cities - including every state capital - this Saturday at noon.
We'll speak out to demand an end to the attacks on workers' rights and public services across the country. We'll demand investment to create decent jobs. And we'll demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.
In short, we'll turn your state into Wisconsin.
Will you join us Saturday at noon? Sign up to join your local rally here:
Did you see the big news this week?
The Wisconsin Legislature shut down its comment line after receiving too many calls against the attempt to take away workers' rights.
But when a blogger pretended to be Kansas oil magnate David Koch, Republican Governor Scott Walker took his call and stayed on the line for 20 minutes!
The two talked about how to use tricks to defeat Democratic State Senators, Walker's plans to tell thousands of workers they will lose their jobs, and even talked about the billionaire's "vested interest" in the outcome of this fight.
You may not have a billion dollars like David Koch, but it's time our legislators hear our voice.
Use the tool below to find an event taking place this Saturday at noon and RSVP to join the fight.
The outpouring of support for our members has been overwhelming.
Over 20,000 people sent in messages supporting them and our website has seen record traffic over the past week.
Workers in Wisconsin are very well aware the nation stands with them and they look forward to hearing the news about our successful events across the country on Saturday.
Mary Kay Henry
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Leftest Thugs and Socialists have been called out by Moveon.org to organize a rally in almost every State Capitol in the Union:
"(Moveon.org)On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. We demand an end to the attacks on worker's rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share."
So instead of letting the Progressive Thugs have Jefferson City all to themselves, Tea Parties across Missouri are putting out a CALL TO ACTION to descend on the Capitol Steps!
Remember Signs and Banners are Fine but No Flag Poles are Allowed. (Go Figure)
Bring your family, your friends and your friends family to Jefferson City so we can let the Thugs know their intimidation garbage they pull in other states isn't going to work here in Missouri.
I know there is another event happening this weekend but that event is for the "Political Establishment" to rub elbows...
The Everyday Americans are Going to be 'Restoring Common Sense' in Jefferson City this Saturday.
Protest in Peace! Bring your Video Cameras!
It has been shown through history that Leaders who wish to take away from their own failings will often 'Shoot' the messenger instead of taking the blame or heeding the message. It appears a Missouri Republican hasn't learned from that history.
Recently there has been a big fight brewing in Missouri over who will control the St. Louis Police, The City or the State.
I exposed several weeks ago that the last Politician,Talibdin El-Amin, who sponsored the local control bill in 2008 was not only corrupt, but connected to the radical racist organization, the Nation of Islam. It would seem that the current sponsor of the local control bill may have eerily similar connections.
Darin, over at Reboot Congress, has reported that Representative Jamilah Nasheed, the sponsor of the current local control bill in the Missouri Legislature, has connections to the radical, racist New Black Panther Party. Here is the Video:
Ironically enough, Talibdin El-Amin was also at this Rally with Jamilah Nasheed and the New Black Panthers, which the picture at the top of the article clearly shows.
If you look to see who co-sponsored the local control bill you will find that it is the Missouri Republican Speaker of the House, Steven Tilley.
When Representative Tilley was faced with this new information delivered by Darin, he decided to fall back on the old progressive playbook and "Shoot the Messenger", instead of reevaluating his allies and maybe even his position. According to an Article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch he accused those who are against the local control bill of "Race Baiting":
"The St. Louis Tea Party has pushed back against comments by Republican House Speaker Steven Tilley, who in floor debate over the local control bill suggested that opponents of local control had engaged in "race baiting." (A previous version of this post said that Tilley accused the Tea Party of race-baiting. Tilley never mentioned the Tea Party in his comments)."
It would seem that Representative Tilley would rather blame Reboot Congress and those who oppose his bill,for Representative Nasheed's connections than face the fact he may be working with a radical.
But the problem is Representative Tilley doesn't know how Radical Representative Nasheed really is.
Rep Nasheed's radical connections do not begin and end with the New Black Panther Party. Like Talibdin El-Amin, she is also connected to another radical, racist organization, the Nation of Islam.
According to an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Jamilah Nasheed had a rough life:
"Jenise Williams (aka Jamilah Nasheed) and her twin brother, Jahid, were the third and fourth children born to Vietnam veteran Jerome Gaines and Agnes Williams. The twins never knew their father; he was fatally shot a month before their birth.
Despondent over the murder, Agnes Williams committed suicide when Nasheed was 3.
Years later, the owners of the cemetery where Williams was buried contacted Nasheed. They wanted permission to move her mother's body to another site to accommodate construction of the MetroLink route to the airport.
Nasheed never responded.
"I was so bitter that I left her there, and I don't know where she is. Even if I wanted to go see her now, I wouldn't know where to go," she said.
Nasheed and her brothers moved in with a grandmother. Enrolled in city elementary schools, Nasheed received average grades until her family history and life in a public housing complex began to take a toll.
At 12, she joined a gang. Two years later, Nasheed knifed a girl in a competing gang.
"We were fighting, my job was to do that," she explained. The victim recovered from minor wounds. "When I grew up, I apologized."
As she grew up one of her big influences was the radical, racist, anti-Semitic, Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam:
"Undeterred by a short stint in juvenile detention, Nasheed — who started driving at 13 — often skipped school to ride the streets listening to the sermons of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan."
Louis Farrakhan is well known for his hatred of everyone especially the jewish population. In this video he talks about how the "Satanic Jews" have taken over BET:
And according to Beliefnet.com the Nation of Islam also reflects racist beliefs:
"The Nation of Islam's declared aim is the raising of the moral, social, and economic standing of non-whites. This has included the vilification of the dominant group, white Caucasians, even to the point of calling whites the personification of evil and maintaining that the white race is an aberration, the human race having originally been black. Therefore, according to this theory, blacks must pursue separate development. By turning racist ideas around to oppose whites, the movement has attracted many adherents and has had particularly good success in converting prisoners, criminals, and drug users."
Below is a Video of a British Member of the Nation of Islam describing how the church believes the 'White Man' was created:
Shortly after listening to the racist rantings of Louise Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, Representative Nasheed converted to Islam:
"She left Roosevelt High School for good in her junior year and continued the downward spiral until fate intervened in the form of a pamphlet on the Islamic faith, handed to her by a heroin addict in a housing complex.
Drawn to the message in the pamphlet, the 17-year-old embraced a deity for the first time.
Of the addict, who died soon after, she said: "He killed a life to save a life."
Shortly after, Jenise Williams adopted the names Jamilah, which means "beautiful," and Nasheed, which means "seek in God."
What does it mean when we begin to see a trend developing that shows the sponsors of the first local control bill and the second local control bill are both affiliated with radical, racist organizations?
It means we need to take a step back, slow down and look harder at some of those who want local control....and why.
It also means that Representative Tilley needs to spend less time Shooting the Messenger....
And More Time Heeding the Message.
It Never ceases to Amaze me that when a Normal Everyday American, a Citizen Journalist if you will, takes their time and effort to expose a Politician's Corruption, Bias or Radical Connections, that the Politician's wrong doing is Ignored while the Citizen Journalist is Vilified.
This type of travesty happened recently here is St. Louis when Darin Morley, St. Louis Tea Party Member and Author of RebootCongress.blogspot.com, exposed a Politician's associations with the Racist, Militant and Violent New Black Panther Party.
According to Darin's Video, Missouri Democratic Representative Jamilah Nasheed (Pictured Above Center) led a protest with members of the New Black Panthers.
Representative Nasheed is currently the Sponsor of HB 71, which is a bill that will give the City of St. Louis Control of their Police Department. Replacing the current system of using a Police Board which Consists of the Mayor and 4 Citizens appointed by the Governor. The Bill was Co-Sponsored by Missouri Republican Speaker of the House Steven Tilley.
Darin's Blog post called out Tilley for his support of a Bill that was sponsored by a Politician who associates with a Radical, Racist Organization like the New Black Panthers.
How was Darin Thanked for his efforts in exposing this Radical Association?
He, and the St. Louis Tea Party, were attacked by the Establishment, indirectly or course, and accused of 'Race Baiting' by Representative Tilley.
Shortly after Tilley's attack, the Media joined in the fray. But Ironically the Main Stream Media, and other Local Media Outlets, seem to have forgotten what the New Black Panthers stand for. So I guess it's up to Another Citizen Journalist to Remind them.
Below are some Examples of the Racism and Militant Radicalism that is taught in the New Black Panther Party. In the First Video, a New Black Panther Member yells into a Bull horn and explains if Black Men want to be Free, then they are going to have to kill some of them "Crackers" and some of their Babies:
After the above Video gained Nation Wide attention did this New Black Panther Member beg forgiveness and apologise?
He went on to talk smack about "Fox Jews" and reaffirmed the idea of Killing "Crackers" and their babies:
If that wasn't enough proof, here is Part 1 of a Program run by National Geographic that explains what the New Black Panthers Party really believes:
As you can see, the New Black Panther Party is a Racist, Militant Radical Organization.
But as one of the Local New Outlets asks, does the fact that Representative Nasheed led a Protest that included New Black Panther members mean she is a "Sympathizer?"
Yes it does.
Well to answer that Question, watch this Video and see how the St. Louis Tea Party handles Racists when they show up to one of their Rallies. This Racist was expelled by fellow Citizen Journalist, Adam Sharp:
As you can see, when a Citizen Journalist is Forced to do the Job of the Main Stream Media, instead of getting a hand shake and a pat on the back they are vilified and attacked.
If this type of attack is allowed to succeed, the Right of Free Speech will suffer a major set back.
Because in the Future, Every Time an Establishment Politician is Exposed for their Radical Connections by a Citizen Journalist, all that will happen is the Politician will get a pass...
And the Everyday American will be dismissed as a "Racist".
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
SEIU President says It IS About the Money: "We Are Going to Keep Collective Bargining So We Can Raise Wages"
It would seem that the left wants to ratchet up the union protests going on around the nation to the point of violence.
According to an Article on The Blaze, a Democratic Representative is giving the Unions their marching orders:
"It should shock no one that Democrats in Massachusetts were leading a rally for union members, but the language from one elected official slid into questionable territory as Congressman Capuano told the cheering crowd:
“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
The local paper added this chilling observation:
The crowd cheered and hooted for each Congressman as they spoke – the tougher the talk, the louder the reception."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
According to an email from Obama's Political Machine, Organizing for America, they are looking for a Few Good "Community Organizers":
This summer, Organizing for America will train a new team of summer organizers. The Summer Organizing Fellowship is a grassroots program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders -- not just to help win elections, but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country.
We're reminded nearly every day of the power of organizing -- of people standing up and speaking out in their communities. And that kind of effective organizing doesn't happen in a vacuum. It takes commitment, time, and hard work to build a movement around a cause.
That's exactly what our team of summer organizers will do.
They will be trained in the basic principles that have always built and powered effective grassroots movements, and will be assigned to a specific community where they'll work to organize supporters street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood. They'll recruit volunteers, run events, knock on doors, and do what it takes to support the President's agenda. And, in the end, their work will take our grassroots power to an impressive new level.
Apply now to be a summer organizer, or pass this email along to anyone else you know who might be interested.
Folks who trained in programs like this one have gained important skills that have since helped them in careers with OFA and beyond. And they had a good time doing it.
Becca Siegel, a student at Stanford University, spent the past two summers organizing in Colorado -- and she loved it. "Working as a summer organizer certainly taught me a diverse set of skills in a fast-paced environment. Each day brought new opportunities and challenges: a meeting with a local activist followed by voter registration at an outdoor concert, or a conference call with other organizers from around the country followed by volunteering at a community health clinic."
When she graduates from college later this year, Becca will take the skills she learned at OFA to a new job in South Africa.
You don't have to be a student, like Becca, or a recent graduate to be a summer organizer. Nikki Giancola, now a regional field director for OFA Illinois, was a middle school teacher for four years before becoming a summer organizer. "I will never forget the day the Affordable Care Act passed," she says. "It was a feeling like no other -- I had played a part in helping millions of people, and the summer organizer program gave me the chance to do so."
Summer organizer Paras Patel had a similarly unforgettable experience -- meeting President Obama at an event in Detroit. "He shook my hand and told me that he was proud of me and appreciated the work I was doing. I didn't know what to expect when I started at OFA, but meeting the President was definitely a surprise and something I will never forget!"
Successful movements have always been built and grown by ordinary people who take responsibility for organizing their fellow citizens to make their voices heard. We're looking for folks who are ready to work hard to support the President's agenda and lay new groundwork to carry this movement forward for years to come.
Click here to apply for the OFA summer organizers program or pass it on to a friend -- no experience is needed to apply:
Thanks for all you do,
Organizing for America
Communists Admit Fight in Wisconsin is About Defending "Labor's Ability to Organize its Members for Political Action"
The Union members in Wisconsin scream as loud as possible that they are protesting to keep their "Right to Collective Bargaining" and it's Not about the Money. Well if they are not interested in keeping Collective Bargaining in order to get better wages why would they want it?
According to the Communist Party USA, the Protest is really about something else more Political.
In an Article titled On Wisconsin! Show your solidarity. The Communist Party USA talks about how they stand in Solidarity with the unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere. But they also discuss what they believe the goal of the Republican Governor's actions really are and in essence what they are defending:
" This attack has nothing to do with deficit reduction. It is a carefully coordinated plan to destroy public worker unions and weaken labor's ability to organize its members for political action."
So it would seem that, according to the Communists, the Reason for the Governor's Attack must be the same one causing the Union to Protest.
In order to Defend Labor's Ability to Organize it's members for Political Action...
In support of Democrats.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Michelle Moore of a Traditional Life Lived is a Good Friend, Fellow Patriot and Member of the St. Louis Tea Party.
She Also Needs a Kidney...
If you know of anyone who could Donate or are Interested in Donating one of Your Own Please go to her Website and Use the Contact Information.
At the Very Least Spread the Word Via Twitter and Facebook, Someone is Out there that can Help... We Just Have to Find Them.
God Bless You If You Can Help.
Please Keep Her in Your Prayers.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Commie "Red School Bus Tour": Obama's Election was a "Big Part" Towards a Socialist Economy; Tea Party, Beck Won't Stop The Change; Beck Needs a Life
This is the video from the Commie Red School Bus Tour's First stop in Los Angeles.
During the Video the speaker discusses how the World is leaning towards Socialism and How Obama's Election was a Big Part of that:
(3:22)(Cuba) is coming out of this period of (no idea what he said) and so forth and becoming a more prosperous and more successful Socialist Economy. That's the Direction of the World. If People really understand this trend of change, then we have to understand that the Election of Obama was a big part of it.(3:46)
The Speaker goes on to talk about how the Communists need to team up with Democrats and other in order for them to succeed:
(7:12) We Communists are not indifferent, we may not agree with some of our Democratic friends, we may not agree with some of our movement partners. People that are working on the same things for jobs, equality and justice. But we got better sense than to stand on the sideline and criticize. We get in there we work with people of different points of view and help them build a broad peoples coalition that's the key to us being able to succeed.(7:36)
Finally it appears the Communist are not very fond of Glen Beck, my article or The Tea Party and claim we can't stop the "Change":
(10:00) And No Tea Party, No Glenn Beck.. who apparently doesn't like the fact we Communists meet and have an education (no idea what he said) he has made an issue of that. I think that man ought to get a life. Despite all that those people are not going to be able to stop this wave of change that's going on.(10:25)
Here is the Video it's only 13 minutes long.
If your having trouble seeing the Video Refresh the Page Until you do or Go HERE.
Unions may be a necessary deterrent to keep some unethical business owners from mistreating their employees. But the idea of collective bargaining has no place when it comes to Government Employees.
While the Union Rank and File represent a wide variety from the Political Spectrum, Traditionally Union Leadership tend to support one Political Ideology and therefore One Political Party. This blind allegiance to One Party can be Dangerous, if Not Deadly, to a Representative Democracy.
How you might ask?
When a Union Fails to Represent the Rights of the Workers and Instead becomes a Tool of Intimidation for a Political Ideology they transform into a Weapon of Tyranny that can be called upon to override the Will of the People.
If every Teacher, Police Officer, Fireman, Sanitary Worker and Street Sweeper hold Allegiance to a Union and it's Political Interest over the Allegiance to the Job, Country, State or Community they Serve then they will wield Dictatorial Power. Because United they have the power to shut down any city, state or country until their demands are met.
An Example of this "Dictatorial Power" happened in Greece where Government Unions Shut Down Athens Protesting Budget Cuts:
No Group, Individual or Organization should have that kind of power. Since in that type of Dictatorial Power Lay the Fertile Grounds in which to plant the Seeds of Tyranny.
When Politicians are Elected by the People to Represent their Constitutional interests, then the Politicians should be allowed to do their duty and not be intimidated by Unions who have an Agenda Separate from the People.
Some might ask what will Government Employees do if they don't have a Union to protect them from a Government that might want them to work for slave wages?
My Advice to them is to Follow the Example of Our Brave Men and Women in Uniform who Get Paid Less Than a Union Street Sweeper...
Serve Your Country BECAUSE You Want to Serve Your Country....
Not Because You Want to Make $20 an Hour or Push a Progressive Agenda.
Friday, February 18, 2011
This is from a Protest in Ohio.
Found on You Tube.
Here is another Angle of the same event:
Unknown to me at the time of posting this The Blaze had the First Video as well as additional information, but not the Second Alternate Angle. I Found them both on You Tube.
If you are coming from The Gateway Pundit, It's my fault he wrote Wisconsin instead of Ohio. I sent him the wrong information in an email. My error not his.
Do you remember how the Progressive Left were screaming and yelling that a very few Tea Party members were out of line because they compared Obama to Hitler?
Well were are they Now?
The Progressives appear to think that the use of comparing someone to Hitler is ok as long as they do it.
A progressive by the name of Captbebops has created a Video depicting Governor Walker of Wisconsin as Hitler.
While Captbebops does not have a website, a quick google search reveals that he frequents the Progressive Thom Hartman's website. In one comment he even said he didn't believe that it was a good idea that the Left act peaceful like Ghandi:
"Unfortunately emulating Ghandi makes the left look like a pushover to the right. They think we're a bunch of weak cowards. Certainly the approach taken by the Parkinson's patient worked well at that gathering since it showed how cruel and subhuman the right is but you don't always have circumstances like that. I think instead we should stand up strongly against them since we can out think them."
So as you can see, Captbebop is not only a lefty with a stupid name, but possibly one that advocates violence.
Got to love that New "Civil" Tone from the Left....
Here is the Video:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm sure everyone has heard of the Union Protest going on right now in Wisconsin over cuts to the Public Worker's Salaries.
I have nothing against a Peaceful Protest, but I will Not Tolerate Disrespect to the Flag.
The video below is of the opening ceremonies to the 2nd Day of Protest.
Surprisingly these "Employees of the Government" failed to remove their hats during the National Anthem:
Looks like they can shut down schools over concern for their own income, but they are above Showing Respect to the Flag and those Who Died Defending Her.
Some of these People are Teaching Children?
Someone Needs to "Teach" them Respect....
The Red Bus's first stop is Tomorrow in Los Angeles. The Event will be held at the Los Angeles Branch of the Communist Party USA, 1251 South St. Andrews Place.
According to the ad it should be alot of "Marxist" fun:
"Marxism and US politics; the challenge of change
School for Young Activists
Join us for an exciting weekend of lively classes and discussions:Marxism and the Political Moment: Building the movement for change; The Crisis of Capitalism Today: Causes of Crisis and the Class Struggle; Working Class and the Labor Movement; Racism, Immigrant Rights, women’s rights, LGTB rights and the struggle for equality; The CPUSA and YCL, envisioning Bill of Rights Socialism and how to get there. Also plenty of cultural, social and recreational activities."
So if you get a chance to attend, please take some video and ask some polite questions.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
There has been a hot button issue brewing in the City of St. Louis lately over who should control the St. Louis Police, The City or the State of Missouri.
The proponents of Local Control claim that the taxpayers that pay for the Police should control the Police.
While those against Local Control say that with the City of St. Louis run by just Democrats, with a majority Democratic voting base, the City Police would just become another arm of the Democratic party.
While I am a strong proponent of control as close to local as possible, there is an issue I find disturbing enough to be against local control in St. Louis.
That issue is the Character of one who supports local control.
In 2008 a House Bill HB2117 was introduced into the Missouri State Legislature that would allow St. Louis local control of the Police Department without intervention from the state. This Bill was sponsored by a Man named Talibdin El-Amin(Pictured Above) and co-sponsored by Rodney Hubbard.
Talibdin El-Amin is a:
"Democrat that represents part of St. Louis City (District 57) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2006. Rep. El-Amin works in real estate and previously worked for over 12 years as an assembler at the Hazelwood Ford Motor Plant.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. El-Amin is a member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Al-Muminun Islamic Center in St. Louis.
Rep. El-Amin is a 1988 graduate of Pattonville Senior High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He will graduate in December 2007 from Harris-Stowe State University with a degree in Urban Education.
Rep. El-Amin was born on December 17, 1970 in St. Louis, Mo, where he currently resides with his wife, Yaphett El-Amin. They have five children: Brooklynn, Mark, Myles, Hasan and Ruqaiyah."
Below is a Video of State Senator Maida Coleman, State Reps Talibdin El-Amin, Rodney Hubbard, Jeanette Mott Oxford, Aldermen Terry Kennedy, Jeffrey Boyd, and Frank Williamson at a Press Conference supporting HB2117:
Looks innocent enough right? So whats the problem?
Well Mr.Talibdin El-Amin, according to the Riverfront Times, was convicted of accepting bribes in 2009:
"El-Amin promised to help a gas station owner in north city avoid a costly rash of citations, court summons and inspections by city agencies in exchange for cash payments totaling $2,100.
Keep in mind, El-Amin was a state official.
The gas station owner initially solicited his help because he believed his unnamed city alderman was having him punished with the various citations for not having made campaign contributions "and because of another incident," court documents say.
El-Amin offered to intervene, or, as he put it, "take these clouds off [gas station owner's] head" -- for cash money.
"They know me, they know I'm sincere, they know that I work hard, they know that I go out and I protect people, and if they think that I'm involved, if they know that I'm involved, then I think it's going to send a message...." El-Amin said, according to to the court filing.
Apparently concerned his offices were "bugged," El-Amin then proceeded to pen his dollar demands in handwritten notes to the constituent.
In subsequent meetings, El-Amin told his constituent he would have the problems taken care of through an unnamed "city department head."
According to the court document, El-Amin wanted to have something to offer the city official for his efforts: "Now, what I'd like to do is be able to say, for Father's Day, here's a Grand.... I want to be able to close this myself. I don't want you to be involved, it's all on me, so if it ever comes back, he can't say you gave me this for that."
While that is disturbing enough, Mr. El Amin is connected to a Radical Islamic Racist Organization. According to the website, Muslim Media Network, Mr. El-Amin attends the Al-Muminun Islamic Center in St. Louis. According to the Al-Muminun website:
"Al-Mu'Minun Islamic Center originally had the name Muhammad's Mosque #28. It was founded in 1957 as a Mosque under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam."
The Nation of Islam believes, according to Beliefnet.com:
"The Nation of Islam's declared aim is the raising of the moral, social, and economic standing of non-whites. This has included the vilification of the dominant group, white Caucasians, even to the point of calling whites the personification of evil and maintaining that the white race is an aberration, the human race having originally been black. Therefore, according to this theory, blacks must pursue separate development. By turning racist ideas around to oppose whites, the movement has attracted many adherents and has had particularly good success in converting prisoners, criminals, and drug users. Black Muslims have financed the construction of mosques, schools, apartment complexes, stores, and farms."
Mr. El-Amin may be only one example of a Corrupt Politician with Radical Connections. But I think it's enough reason to put the brakes on the idea of "Local" control.
While We Kick over a few more Rocks and See Who Crawls Out.
More on this Story at The Blaze.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
SEIU President: "Green Jobs Restore Economic Justice for All" ; Joe Biden's Advisor Claims They Will "Create Unions"
AFL-CIO Vice President Spews Socialism: "Together We Can Build a Green Future of Jobs, Good and Shared Prosperity"
"Together we can shape a green future, of jobs, good and shared prosperity."
What Socialist Mantra you ask? Shared Prosperity of course.
Here is the Video of her speech, her comments are between 7:48-7:58:
According to an Article on Human Quest, Shared Prosperity is also the goal of an Organization started by Saul Alinsky:
"Equity in the distribution of the costs and benefits of economic change (i.e., shared prosperity) ultimately requires political institutions guided by a sense of justice for all. Consequently, political institutions and the moral vision that guides their development are important issues in the debate on how to restore broadly shared prosperity in America.
Given the recent deterioration of our public life, the institutions that control economic decisionmaking are now dominated by the interests of an increasingly narrow band of people (i.e., the top 5 percent of wealth-holders). As a result, the mechanism that once enabled a reasonably equitable distribution of the costs and benefits of economic change - that is, a vibrant public life connected to strong intermediate institutions - no longer exists.
Consequently, those at the bottom of the income distribution have been made to absorb a disproportionate share of the costs of economic change without receiving any of the commensurate benefits. One of the most important causes of declining incomes and rising poverty among working Americans is this inequity in the distribution of the benefits and costs of economic change.
If we are serious about restoring broadly shared prosperity to the United States, we must take action to reverse the deterioration of our public life and its institutions, especially those community-based institutions (i.e., labor unions, schools, churches, and other voluntary associations) that were the foundation of civic culture and historically have buffered working families from the worst effects of a changing economy. Only through the revitalization of such institutions can working people acquire the power to negotiate with politicians, corporate leaders, and other decision-makers and thereby restore the balance in power that enables prosperity to be shared.
Founded by Saul Alinsky and currently directed by Ed Chambers, the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) is the center of a national network of broad-based, multi-ethnic, interfaith organizations in poor and moderate-income communities. These organizations work to renew local democracy by fostering the competence and confidence of ordinary citizens to reorganize the relationships of power and politics and restructure the physical and civic infrastructure of their communities. To that end, the IAF provides leadership training for more than 40 organizations representing over 1,000 institutions and one million families, principally in New York, Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The IAF also has a training relationship with the Citizens Organizing Foundation of the United Kingdom.
In short, the primary mission of the IAF is to teach people to ask and to answer Drucker's questions about the common good. The IAF organizations' function as miniuniversities where thousands of people learn how to define their own interests and negotiate them intentionally with the interests of others and thereby develop a more concrete understanding of the common good. This understanding emerges through on-going negotiations that lead to collaborative action and thereby generate empathy, trust, reciprocity, and solidarity.
More specifically, the IAF teaches ordinary citizens to build broad-based organizations to fill the vacuum left by the deterioration of the mediating institutions of their communities - families, neighborhoods, congregations, local unions, local political parties, neighborhood schools, and other civic associations. It teaches them to rebuild damaged institutions, fashion new ones, and enter into the public relationships of democratic politics. It teaches them the skills of listening, respecting differences, arguing in good faith, negotiating, compromising, and holding themselves and others accountable for their commitments. In rebuilding civil society, the IAF provides a potential model for stemming the seemingly inexorable expansion of the market culture to ensure that the market culture, despite its benefits, does not continue to grow at the expense of working families and of the civil society that is requisite for a vigorous democratic culture."
But the fact that a Vice President of the AFL-CIO is spewing Socialist Mantra should not be a surprise. Since other leaders in the AFL-CIO have openly embraced Communists as Allies in their fight for "Progressive Values."
If this trend continues, the AFL-CIO will have to change it's name to..
According to an Article on the Communist Party USA News, People's World, Socialism is more popular now than the Tea Party:
"In a Washington Post/ABC Poll nearly six in 10 now say Obama understands their problems, an eight-point increase over where he stood in September.
In a separate Washington Post/CBS poll, 52 percent of Americans now hold unfavorable views of the tea party, a new high.
Nearly three-quarters of Democrats - including as many moderates and conservatives - have negative views of the tea party movement, as do half of all independents. Only 35 percent actually like them.
While polls like this are subject to change, things are trending away from the Republicans.
In a recent Pew poll cited by Paul Krugman, Americans were asked whether they favored higher or lower spending.
Interestingly, most wanted more, not less spending in most areas including education and Medicare. There was a split on unemployment and defense but a majority wanted cuts in foreign aid.
A recent USA Today poll had similar results: 55 percent to 39 percent opposition cuts in anti-poverty programs, 64 percent to 34 percent for Social Security, 67 percent to 32 percent against cuts in education.
Also, 52 percent to 46 percent oppose cuts in arts and sciences, but 57 percent versus 42 percent oppose cuts in military and national defense and 56 percent to 42 percent oppose cuts in Homeland Security.
The Republicans are pushing their attack on public worker pensions. There is a lot of motion among public workers across the country against the layoffs and cuts.
But if you don't want to cut education how could you (like the Mayor of New York) support cutting teachers? If you don't want to cut anti-poverty programs how can you support not extending unemployment insurance for the 99ers? Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., is introducing a bill to do just that.
President Obama's proposed cuts have to be rejected as well, but the big fight ahead is to prevent the total catastrophe that the House Republican cuts will cause.
While Obama is going up in the polls, right-wing talk show hosts are losing listeners.
A recent article points out that Glen Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are losing fans in key markets. "The tide is turning against the wing nuts," says writer John Avlon in the Daily Beast. "Glen Beck's ratings are down 50 percent and major market radio stations are dropping him."
This drop no doubt is due to the position some of them took on the Tucson tragedy. Beck's statement that the popular democratic uprising in Egypt was a sign of a coming "global insurrection" also has added to listener dismay.
Consider that the same Washington Post/CBS poll, which showed 52 percent of Americans had an unfavorable opinion of the tea party, also showed a strong 35 percent had a favorable opinion of that group.
This poll also showed that 36 percent of Americans gave socialism a favorable rating. So is socialism slightly more popular then the tea party? This fact was not hidden away in an article announcing the poll results: it was the headline."
I give as much credence to Polls as I do the Tooth Fairy. No that isn't true, I give more credence to the Tooth Fairy.
The only way that those polls about the Tea Party are accurate is if they asked people in Venezuela.. or New York.
Because according to a Recent Poll conducted by The P/Oed Patriot.
90% of Americans would rather Shovel Cow Manure..
Than be a Communist.
According to The Blaze this weapon has now been field tested in battle:
"The weapon was first used last December and has since seen action in at least nine engagements, disrupting two insurgent attacks on observation posts, taking out two PKM machine gun positions and destroying four ambush sites, the Army Times reports.
One such engagement left the enemy either “so badly wounded or so freaking scared” that he dropped his weapon and ran, Lt. Col. Christopher Lehner, Program Manager for Individuals Weapons said.
Best of all, there have been no reported casualties among ground units carrying the XM25 in any of those nine engagements."
Wow.. where do I get one of these?
Hat Tip The Blaze
Monday, February 14, 2011
Union Boss On Those Who Oppose CO2 Laws:"We Have an Obligation To Show Them The Right Path"; Gives EPA Boss Boxing Gloves to "Fight the Right"
Steelworker President Leo Gerard seems to be under the impression that a Moral Dictatorship is what we have here in the United States instead of a Republic.
During a Speech at the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference, Mr. Gerard showed his impatience at those of us who don't buy into the Whole "Global Warming" farce by saying that Progressives are "obligated" (Another word for Force?) to show us "The Right Path"(starts around 5:39):
"The one thing that seems to be missing, and those of us in this room can make the noise to make sure that happens. What's missing is a manufacturing plan, and industrial plan that's attached to a greenhouse emissions plan.
And for those who tell us it can't be done, we have an obligation to show them the right path. We have an obligation to tell them that our kids deserve a cleaner planet and better jobs. Our kids deserve to know that our generation saw a problem and decided that saying no was not going to be enough. And that what we need to do is recognize that the future will be for those of us that are bold enough to lead, those of us who are courageous enough to say that it doesn't have to be this way. And the future will belong to those that implement it."
Here is a Video of his whole speech:
That sure sounds like Mr. Gerard is determined to outlaw all of that "Green House Gases" he is spewing come hell or high water, No matter what anyone else says.
But Mr. Gerard's dictatorial comments aren't the worst of it. Going against the supposed "New Tone" encouraging the use of "non violent rhetoric" that recently was the rallying cry for the Democrats and the President. According to the Communist Party USA News, People's World, Mr. Gerard gave the Director of the CBO, Lisa Jackson, a pair of Boxing Gloves to "Fight Off the Right":
"Photo: Steelworker President Leo Gerard presents Lisa Jackson, Director of the EPA with a set of boxing gloves for her birthday to fight off the right wing Republican attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Marshall/PW"
Lisa Jackson was so happy with the gift that she set them on her podium during her whole speech.
My favorite part of her speech is when she admits all of this "Innovation" and "Green Jobs" will be spurned because of regulations that make them happen. In other words there is no real demand for the "Green Market" in order to create "Green Jobs" unless the Government forces it through regulation. Here is that section of her speech (Begins around 16:00):
"Here is the Bottom Line. We can protect the health of millions of American families and do so in a way that will benefit the economy. We can do that by out educating, out building and out innovating our competitors AND by using common sense regulations to spark innovation, reduce toxic pollution and put people to work protecting our health and the environment"
As you can see, President Obama's idea for creating jobs is nothing new. He wants to Force Green House Gas Regulations so that they will hamstring business and FORCE them to innovate new technologies to protect us all from exhaling CO2 (I wish I was kidding). That is his BIG jobs plan..
And with Crazy Dictatorial Union Bosses like Mr.Gerard, who has suggested using Violence in the Past..
FORCE is exactly what they plan on doing.
(Above Picture from People's World)
It would seem that there is some sanity at the FCC.
According to an Article on World Net Daily, an FCC Commissioner said the Government should not regulate the Internet because it's not "broken":
"WASHINGTON – Robert McDowell, one of the five Federal Communications commissioners, told the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Internet has worked, and is working, because the federal government largely has so far left it alone.
But he warned this weekend that it was just weeks ago, at a Dec. 21 meeting, when the FCC "crossed an important regulatory Rubicon that is anti-freedom. It decided, in a 3-2 vote, to initiate regulations of the Internet."
"What is wrong with that? ... First, nothing is broken on the Internet. Nothing needs fixing. The government does not need to interfere. The FCC does not have the authorty to do what it did," he said.
He warned the FCC, with its decision, was defying a court order from early last year.
He said, "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit – as well as a large bipartisan majority of Congress. Three hundred two members of Congress wrote to the FCC – including 86 Democrats – saying leave this matter to Congress or don't do anything at all or something along those lines: Certainly don't do what you're about to do."
But he said the FCC went ahead.
"Would we think this was a good idea if the government started dictating how newspapers could manipulate this concept in a newspaper? Of course not," he said"
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Democrats Bill to Give Ports "Local" 'Congressional' "Power" to "Enact, Enforce and Implement Environmental Programs".
Have you ever wondered how the Environmental Progressives are ever going to pass a Bill basically outlawing "Diesel" Trucks so that they can be replaced with something 'Greener'? They couldn't attempt to do it in the open since the Citizens would raise Holy Hell at the thought of having to spend more on products hauled in trucks as the Cost of Spending Millions of Dollars on more "Earth" friendly vehicles is passed on to the consumer. A Bill like that would never get past Congress.
I guess the Progressives know that and have decided to take a page from the Hugo Chavez Playbook by using the "Back Door".
On February 9th, New York Democrat Jerrold Nadler, and 50 Co-Signers, introduced a Bill titled "The Clean Ports Act of 2011".
According to Representative Nadler's own website this Bill will give 'Congress' type powers to over 150 Port Authorities that will enable them to Enact, Enforce and Implement Environmental Programs involving Diesel Trucks:
"The bill, which has 50 original co-sponsors, would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports to enact and enforce clean truck programs and implement environmental programs above the current federal requirements. This update to federal law would confirm that port cities like Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Oakland and Seattle possess the legal authority to set the standards needed to replace diesel trucks with clean diesel and alternative energy vehicles in order to reduce pollution in a manner that has negligible effect on consumer prices, lowers public health costs for taxpayers, and does not unfairly burden the workers who haul cargo to and from U.S. seaports."
Imagine all of the Local Port Authorities given the Power to Create and Enforce Environmental Laws concerning Diesel Trucks with no accountability what so ever. Rep. Nadler claims that this Bill would not "Unfairly Burden" the Workers who haul the Cargo to and from the Ports across the Highways of the United States. That in fact this would only apply to Trucks used "In and Around the Port".
But according to an Article in the Communist Party USA News, People's World, that isn't exactly true:
"The Clean Ports Act would open the way for others to follow the lead of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which in 2008 launched a program to replace thousands of old, polluting trucks with clean-burning and alternative fuel vehicles. As a result, pollution dropped significantly and the regional economy registered gains despite the recession.
The Los Angeles port also sought to require trucking companies to sign comprehensive concession agreements, including hiring drivers as employees and taking responsibility to maintain truck fleets. But this is now on hold pending the final outcome of the American Trucking Associations' lawsuit against the employee-driver requirement.
"We know that for these trucks to be replaced promptly and to be no longer polluting the air in nearby communities, companies need to step up and take responsibility for the trucks and their workers," Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports spokesperson Coral Lopez said in a telephone interview. As long as companies can misclassify workers as independent contractors, she said, "we are going to continue the cycle of poverty and pollution."
So if the Court Rules in the Port's Favor, then this Bill Will Force All of the independent contractors to work for a trucking company and be subject to the Port Authority Environmental Laws in order to Haul Goods to and from the Ports or go out of Business.
Rep Nadler would have you believe that the reason for this is because the companies, not the individual, would be bearing the expense of switching out their Old Diesel Trucks for New 'Greener' Ones.
But History shows us it's easier for a Government to Control a Few Hundred Large Companies than it is for them to Control Hundreds of Thousands of smaller Independent ones.
This Bill to Replace Old Diesel Trucks only in and around Ports is an obvious 'Back Door' attempt to Force the Hundreds of Millions of over the road trucks entering and leaving Over 150 Ports across the Country to be subject to the "Environmental Laws" created by Port Authorities without having to ask the States or Congress for permission.
Carl Pope, Chairman of the Sierra Club, justifies this 'Back Door' approach because "Collectively" we have failed to do otherwise:
“Our collective failure to protect the public from diesel pollution is a moral outrage and a shame on our nation,” said Carl Pope, Chairman of the Sierra Club. “Fortunately, the Obama Administration appreciates that Americans want and deserve clean air and the good jobs that accompany it. In the case of Los Angeles, there’s a proven track record of success. Congress should embrace this local green-growth model and take action to protect it.”
Rep Nadler's website even goes on further to suggest that those Who Play Ball with the Administration will Grow by being a "Responsible Business". Also in order to get this Bill passed the Progressives would like to Hide it in the Transportation Reauthorization Bill :
“This bill is a simple way for Washington to help local governments boost the green job sector, reduce pollution, improve public health, and help responsible businesses grow and compete(emphasis added) to strengthen the national economy, and it belongs in the transportation reauthorization bill,” said David Foster, Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance. “We commend Rep. Nadler and look forward to working with both chambers of Congress to remove this barrier to progress.”
It's Ironic that those who support this Bill claim it's Congress giving "Local" power to the Ports in order to help them be 'Greener'.
When Actually it's just Big Government.....
In Local Sheep's Clothing.