My first post on Conservative Blog Central! Is that cool or what?
July 31, 2009
HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd said Friday that he has been diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer (in a preventive procedure likely not allowed under O-Care) and will have surgery in early August, (no waiting list for him) but the prognosis is good (thanks to the best medical care on the planet, can I get a Hell Yeah?)and the illness will not affect his plans to seek a sixth term next year. DAMMMIT
Dodd said the cancer was detected in June during his annual physical and the results were confirmed by a biopsy.(in a preventive procedure likely not allowed under O-Care) He said he plans to have surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (The Hospital of his choice) shortly after Congress adjourns next week and is "very confident we're going to come out of this well."
Dodd also used the diagnosis to make a pitch for overhauling the nation's health care system. (whaaa? Isn’t this a triumph of the very healthcare system his minions are trying to destroy?)
"For a person who loses health care coverage, that physical may not be something that you can afford," he said. "I'm fortunate as a member of Congress to have those benefits." (benefits that I am not going to give up and I am certainly not going to share them with the rest of you commoners, to all of you I say “Let them eat Cake”)
Ok after that I just have one question, when they start removing tumor…how are they going to know where to stop? If it was colon cancer there would be no hope, he is all ass. ….Lord I apologize for them last two comments there, and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea, Amen…
Would you even open the door of your home if they knocked? Roll down your window if they waved? Leave your kids with them?
Notice anything? They are all angry and slightly crazy looking. Dishelved. Sloppy. These all came up on page one when googled. Contrast that with this:
I do not know what it is, needs further research but It even affects the media somehow:
This goes right along with other favorite liberal phrases such as “It is just not fair” and “it’s for the children” and it really sets me off.
First of all I am no where near the mythical “rich” level, pretty much no matter where one puts the slippery slope sliding scale of who is rich. But that does not matter, bad ideas and faulty logic are always wrong no matter what.
In order to “Give Something Back” one must first have “taken something away” to begin with. With notable few exceptions such as Bernie Madoff, and the US Federal Government which “Takes away” 40%+ (more if you follow BBCW one man many taxes) of my income and generously “Gives back” a portion of that in the Spring, most people who have accumulated wealth have done so by doing several things. They have worked hard. I have never met a lazy rich person, I HAVE seen several lazy worthless kids of rich people. But the creators of wealth did something. They have fulfilled some need. They invented a new device or technology, or they did something better and different than someone before them.
Did Ray Kroc invent the hamburger? Nope, but he did invent cooking it faster and delivering it to the customer faster and cheaper than anyone else. Thank you McDonald’s.
These people did not start out rich, but through their work they became wealthy. They did not go around stealing everyone’s money to get that way, they fulfilled a need and other people traded their money for their goods or services. They then in turn saved more than they spent (wow what a concept) and accumulated wealth. They then, in most cases, put that wealth in a bank, which tries to grow the wealth further, by making loans to people who need business loans to create something else… it is a VICIOUS cycle I tell you.
People who create things or fulfill a need PRODUCE something. And they employ people. Which is in its’ own way “spreading the wealth around.”
Wealth is not distributed it is created.
When a rancher puts a bull and a cow in the same lot, within a year ,if everything goes right, he has three head of cattle. He produced Something (well in all fairness the cows produced something). He did not steal a cow from his neighbor. No one had to take all the cows from the cattle baron and “distribute them”. The reason that so many people fall for this lie of Wealth Redistribution and believing that in order for one person to have wealth it must first be taken from another is because they are too far from the source of production.
McNuggets do not come from the box, Nancy. They come from a chicken. The chicken was raised in a chicken house, which was constructed by someone. The Chicken house is owned by a farmer and leased to a corporate entity. That corporate entity is staffed by thousands of people and likely listed on the NYSE. The chicken house is one of several and attended to by several people in the employ of the farmer. The chicken is fed grain, grown by another farmer. Using a tractor probably green in color made in Illinois or Iowa, using union labor. And using seeds and or yield increasing products developed in a laboratory probably in Texas or Missouri . The chicken grows up and is loaded on a truck driven by a truck driver. The truck was made either in TX, WA, OR, or PA most likely. Then the chicken is *gasp* killed, cleaned, deboned, pressed, battered, cooked, and flash frozen, by several people working in a processing facility (incidentally built and staffed by other people). Put on another truck, driven by another truck driver, leased from another trucking company employing all kinds of staff people to make sure your McNugget gets to the store on time. They are stocked, and eventually opened, re-cooked, and packaged in your happy meal by either a High School student, High School dropout, a seasoned citizen , or an immigrant. and handed to you out a window while you sit in your luxury SUV (oops I mean sustainable environmentally friendly Eco Box). Who made all this possible? The EVIL rich man. How many people did it take to get your brat a McNugget? More than 500 easily. How many people were stolen from in the making of your McNugget? NONE.
What have any of these people “taken” from someone that they need to “give back”?
To further drive the point home do this experiment. The next time you are at Mickey D’s there will be a cute little girl there of about 20, she might be your kid, heck try it with a middle aged man it will probably work. Lean over while he/she is just getting ready to eat his/her McNugget and ask, “why are you eating that poor ol’ dead chicken?” they will put it down and push it away 99% of the time. Eggs are even better…think about it.
I have been asked where pork comes from. I have been asked where CORN comes from. I have shown kids …scratch that… I have shown 35 year old adults cotton in the field or brought them a cotton plant and they were AMAZED “it is just like a cotton ball” No Kidding….no kidding, it just grows like that. Remember I live in “rural” “Podunk” Missouri and people don’t know this stuff. WE ARE TOO REMOVED FROM THE SOURCE OF PRODUCTION.
Wealth is created by the sweat of the brow and the relentless pursuit of improvement through thought. It is not created by the Government.
Money is the direct result of effort. Effort takes time. Time is the essence of life. We only have so much time on earth. So in a very real non clichéd sense Time is Money. The confiscation of Money is the confiscation of Time, is the confiscation of Effort and essentially the confiscation of our LIFE.
Barack Obama is not going to fill up your tank, or make your house payment lady! He MIGHT, nay he WILL, take money that some farmer, factory worker, or factory owner PRODUCED from their Effort, and give to you to pay your bills or feed your children, you parasite! argh… sigh..breathe in…breathe out…goosfraba…WoooSaaa
July 29, 2009
Rogues gallery I - Friends and Family
Rogues Gallery II is following the money and influence trail. Click the picture to learn who foots the bills. This also ties in with Expanding on the Progressive Web post I did late last night.
Am I the only one who thinks that if Dubya had offerd to have a BEER with anyone that he would have been ridiculed even more for being a "cowboy" and a "hick" and a "stupid hillbilly"?
Am I the only one who actually finds the idea revolting?
Am I the only one who feels that it is condescending?
Maybe it is just a caluculated move to try to stir up popularity and quiet the calls of "elitist". "Hey I am just a regular Joe too..."
Speaking of that, how will it be possible for there to be an open container around without Big Mouth Joe being right there hogging it all? BEER BONG!
If I was the officer in question I might be inclined to decline the offer...of course there would definitely be repurcussions.
If I had to choose who to drink a beer in D.C. with I think Obama might be close to the last person although the bottom of the list is about a 500 way tie.
But I guess what could be more American than sharing a Budweiser with an old buddy and a guy whose career was besmirched by the supposed most powerful man in the world...oh...wait Anheiser Busch is owned by the Belgians now...So I guess it is perfectly Transnational for our Transnational president.
Intelligence Czar: Admiral Dennis Blair
Urban Affairs/Housing Czar: Adolfo Carrion
Border Czar: Alan Bersin (Former US attorney)
Technology Czar: Aneesh Chopra
Great lakes Czar: Cameron Davis
Energy Czar: Carol M Browner
Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein (major league animal rights whackjob)
Guantanomo closure Czar: Danny Fried
Mideast policy Czar: Dennis Ross
Stimulus accountability Czar: Earl Devaney
Car Czar: Ed Montgomery , formerly Steve Rattner
Terrorism/WMD Czar: Gary Samore
Middle-East peace Czar: George Mitchell
Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske
Tarp Czar: Herb Allison
Sudan Czar: J Scott Gration
AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley
Science Czar: John Holdren
Faith-based Czar: Joshua DuBois
Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg
Health Care Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle
Education Czar: Arne Duncan
Economic Czar: Paul Volcker
Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke
Climate Czar: Todd Stern
Green jobs Czar: Van Jones self confessed communist and green movement whacko
Information Czar: Vivek Kundra
So there you have it. Obama's Kings.
Does anyone know ANYTHING about these people? Guess what? That's the point. You don't know them so they are anonymous. It's easier to "get things done" when you are anonymous.
Anonymous, unaccountable, invisible. He has made a cabinet within a cabinet. no oversight, no official duties.
Glenn Beck got me researching this after watching his show this evening. This is wicked scary stuff.
I cannot go into great length here it gets way too long and involved. I am going to skim the very tip of this iceberg. You can get a feel for how far reaching it is, and click on the links to see how deep it goes.
What is the Progressive States Network?
Progressive States Network aims to transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level…empowering these decision-makers with everything they need to engineer forward-thinking change. …The overarching goals: to get good policy passed into law and change the way issues are debated in the states. Progressive States seeks to strengthen communication between legislators and the organizations they serve, facilitating a groundswell of interest in progressive policy that spans state, regional and ideological lines. Our board consists of labor organizations, grassroots and netroots groups, and key policy centers. Organization experts put together best-practice guidebooks and serve as surrogates for legislative staff members who need talking points and need them fast. Additionally, with an up-to-the-minute news service at www.progressivestates.org
David Sirota, Founding Co-Chair
David is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times-bestselling author of The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt that is Scaring Washington and Wall Street. He is a Senior Editor at In These Times and a former Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Before helping to found PSN, David spent time Capitol Hill working under Representative Bernie Sanders from Vermont (I (communist) - VT) and David Obey (sponsored the porkulus bill) (D - WI) on the House Appropriations Committee. You can learn more about his work at davidsirota.com.
Wes Boyd, President of MoveOn.org
Wes and his wife Joan Blades were the cofounders in 1987 of Berkeley Systems, a San Francisco Bay area software company. After selling the company in 1997, Boyd and Blades went on to found MoveOn.org, which has quickly become a major national political force by using cutting edge online methods to coordinate fundraising and advocacy for progressive causes and candidates.
David Brock, President and CEO, Media Matters for America
David is the author of four political books, including The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy. His preceding book, Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative, was a 2002 New York Times best-selling political memoir in which he chronicled his years as a conservative media insider. Brock serves on the advisory board of Democracy Radio Inc. and is the recipient of the New Democrat Network's first award for political entrepreneurship.
Anna Burger, International Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU
Hailed by Fortune Magazine as “the most powerful woman in the labor movement” and named as one of Washingtonian's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006, Anna is both a top ranking officer at SEIU, the nation's largest and fastest growing union, and the first chair of America's newest labor federation, Change to Win. Before moving to SEIU’s international office in Washington D.C., Anna served as the first full-time woman President of SEIU Local 668 in Pennsylvania.
Gerard Hudson, President, United Steelworkers, Vice President, AFL-CIO
After starting his career as a nickel smelter at age 18, Leo rose quickly through the ranks of the United Steelworkers Union, becoming Director of USW District 16 in 1985, National Director for Canada in 1991, International Secretary Treasurer in 1994, and finally as President of the USW International in 2001. Leo also serves as Vice President of the AFL-CIO, where he chairs the organization’s Public Policy Committee. Has been instrumental in forging the Blue/Green alliance for sustainable energy and green jobs and was a central figure in the founding of the Apollo Alliance.
Steve Kest, Executive Director of ACORN
Kest is the National Executive Director of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. ACORN, which was founded in 1970, is one of the largest and most powerful organizations of low and moderate income individuals and families in the country, with over 175,000 members organized in 800+ neighborhood chapters in 90 cities. Kest has worked for ACORN since 1975, serving as Head Organizer in Arkansas, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and as national Campaign Director, before becoming Executive Director in 1990.
John Podesta, President and CEO, the Center for American Progress
Prior to founding the Center for American Progress, Podesta served as Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001. He had served previously as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Clinton Administration and as Counselor to former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle. Currently, John is a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is considered one of the nation's leading experts on technology policy.
Lee Saunders, Executive Assistant to the President of AFSCME
Lee serves as executive assistant to Gerald McEntee, the President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees[Union]. Previously, he served as administrator of AFSCME District Council 37 in New York.
The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs.
our key accomplishments in 2008 included:
Publishing The Apollo Economic Recovery Act, Apollo’s proposal for a comprehensive quick start, clean energy economic recovery strategy to immediately create or retain 650,000 direct green-collar jobs and an additional 1.3 million indirect jobs in communities across the country. (where did we hear this before? …Obama “ President Barack Obama said on Monday accelerated stimulus spending would create or save 600,000 jobs over the next 100 days…” http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0833333820090608
So who is on the Board of Directors here?
30 Years of Tides
Since 1976, Tides Foundation has worked with donors committed to positive social change.
We put resources and people together—strengthening community-based nonprofit organizations and the progressive movement through innovative grantmaking.
We define "progressive" as creating a positive impact on people's lives in ways that honor and promote human rights, justice, and a healthy, sustainable environment.
The "Tides" name comes from a Bay Area independent bookstore that once served as a meeting place for readers, writers, and activists. While honoring the progressive community that founded the Tides family, the name also suggests the remarkable power derived from people and ideas coming together at the right time, in the right place.
Tides has awarded grants in the following issue areas:
- Civic Participation
- Civil Rights and Liberties / Public Interest Law
- Community / Economic Development
- Economic and Racial Justice
- Environment (Conservation / Environmental Justice)
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
- Health Services/Health Reform
- Homelessness / Housing and Shelter
- Human Rights / International Relief / Peace Advocacy
- Native Communities
- Progressive and Community Based Arts and Media
- Sustainable Food and Agriculture
- Violence Prevention
- Women's Empowerment / Reproductive Health
- Youth Development and Organizing
Wade Rathke is the founder and chief organizer of ACORN and Local 100Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) a member of Tides Foundation’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tides Center. He has been a professional organizer for thirty-five years and is currently working with the AFL-CIO, UFCW, and SEIU to design an organizing campaign for Wal-Mart workers. He worked as an organizer for the NWRO (National Welfare Rights Organization) before starting a community organizing project in Little Rock, Arkansas which eventually grew into ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), now the largest organization of lower income and working families in the United States, with 120,000 dues-paying families spread across about fifty staffed offices in American cities. Wade is also the founder of Local 100, Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, headquartered in New Orleans, with operations in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. He has served three terms as Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO, is the president and co- founder of the SEIU Southern Conference, and a member of the International Executive Board of SEIU. Three years ago, Rathke also created the Organizers’ Forum, which brings together senior organizers in labor and community organizations in dialogues about challenges faced by constituency-based organizations.
Local 100 Service Employees
International Union -
1024 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA70117 T:504-943-8864
The address above is the same address of the corporate headquarters of ACORN it is basically the SAME Organization, and Glenn and others have reported that there are up to as many as 360 shell companies that all share money and most share this address.
According to an October 8, 2008 article in the New York Post, 40% of ACORN's operations are funded through grants it receives from various governmental entities. Grants have been issued to ACORN by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which gave $8.2 million to ACORN in the years between 2003 and 2006, as well as $1.6 million to ACORN affiliates. The Environmental Protection Agency gave a $100,000 grant to ACORN in 2004 for a Louisiana Justice Project, which removed lead from the homes of low income families. The Justice Department also gave a grant to ACORN in 2005 for a juvenile delinquency program. ACORN also receives money from organized labor. ACORN has received approximately $4 million from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) . According to a recent NPR investigation, ACORN also receives funding from the Change to Win labor federation, the Food and Commercial Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers.
ACORN receives funding from a variety of private charitable organizations that are widely recognized as "liberal," including the Bauman Family Foundation, George Soros' Open Society Institute and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation