What Does A Community Organizer Actually Know?

August 1, 2013

What if the answer is nothing? :  FOURNIER: What If Obama Can’t Lead?

‘Remarkable combination of arrogance, impotence’…

How do you actually learn anything as a lifelong community agitator, except agitating?


ACLU Investigates Police Militarization

March 17, 2013

Remember when your town was patrolled by a Deputy wearing nothing more than a cowboy hat and carrying a revolver. Times long past … Officer friendly is long gone.

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The ACLU writes:

American neighborhoods are increasingly being policed by cops armed with the weapons and tactics of war. Federal funding in the billions of dollars has allowed state and local police departments to gain access to weapons and tactics created for overseas combat theaters – and yet very little is known about exactly how many police departments have military weapons and training, how militarized the police have become, and how extensively federal money is incentivizing this trend. It’s time to understand the true scope of the militarization of policing in America and the impact it is having in our neighborhoods. On March 6th, ACLU affiliates in 23 states filed over 255 public records requests with law enforcement agencies and National Guard offices to determine the extent to which federal funding and support has fueled the militarization of state and local police departments. Stay tuned as this project develops.

The ACLU is generally considered a left-leaning organization; many members hail from the liberal side of the political spectrum. The fact that their champions in the Obama administration have continued the alarming trend of police militarization may get a pass from its supporters, but the ACLU has finally woken-up to the quiet Rambofication of our nation’s police departments . . .

On March 6th, ACLU affiliates in 23 states filed over 255 public records requests with law enforcement agencies and National Guard offices to determine the extent to which federal funding and support has fueled the militarization of state and local police departments. Stay tuned as this project develops.

The ACLU website lists ten chilling examples of police militarization gone wild:

  • Police mistakenly shooting and killing a sleeping nine-year-old girl after they became confused by their flash bang grenade.
  • A South Carolina county sheriff’s department whose equipment includes an armored personnel carrier complete with a belt-fed .50 machine gun
  • Two SWAT teams who shut down a Colorado neighborhood for four hours searching for a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from Wally World.
  • Police in Arkansas who planned to patrol streets wearing full SWAT gear carrying AR-15 rifles.
  • New York Police admitted to using “counter-terrorist” methods to remove Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Obviously, the list of police abuses goes far beyond this. And no matter what you think of the ACLU’s defense of seemingly indefensible behavior, credit where credit’s due: the organization is like a dog with a bone. They will uncover previously hidden information about police militarization. Question is: what happens next?

As pointed out, de-funding is our first best hope to de-militarize the police. The money Uncle Sam funnels to cities and towns that fuels this firearms frenzy (and MRAPs and training). Read the rest of this entry »


Free Cell Phones

September 27, 2012

There are 12.5 million people in the USA with free cell phones, with 250 free minutes a month free forever.

So the free cell phones are used to bus protesters around, from his event to event… A bus load is a big crowd, they just hide the buses…and viola we have a protester group… Use your freebie to make sure you get more freebies!!!!

And if you sign up another person you get bonus minutes for that,

So everyone should have a cell phone… So What. Sub-prime cell phones???

What does it all cost you? Who do you think pays the free loaders?

Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.

(Excerpt) Read more at moneyland.time.com …


SURPRISE! FRANCES FOX PIVEN WANTS OBAMA RE-ELECTED BECAUSE HE IS ‘VULNERABLE’ TO OCCUPY, WHEREAS ROMNEY WOULD CALL THE NATIONAL GUARD

September 26, 2012

In perhaps one of the least shocking headline of the year, leftist CUNY professor Frances Fox Piven announced on the leftist outlet Democracy Now that we need to re-elect Barrack Obama.  But the reason is a little less expected: it’s because he will be “vulnerable” to the demands of Occupy Wall Street-like movements(radical), particularly those pushing debt forgiveness like the offshoot Strike Debt.

If Romney is elected Piven fears “repression” — even mentioning the National Guard as an option to disperse widespread movements like OWS.

We need too re-elect evil …. Because Romney will suppress the riots in the street.

Transcript of the interview Below:

AMY GOODMAN: What about making those demands, and do you think that’s relevant? I mean, this is a key moment right now, Frances Fox Piven.

FRANCES FOX PIVEN: Well, yeah, but it’s—yes, we make demands, and inevitably it’s going to be electoral politics that is going to sort of channel the response to those demands. But the point isn’t a dialogue between the movement and guys—mainly guys—running for election, because while they’re running for election, they’re going to promise the sky. There’s no question about that. They’ve done—they do that all the time. Look at all the broken promises in—that follow every election.

So, this doesn’t mean I don’t think electoral politics is important; I think it’s very important. I think the election is very important. I think that we need to re-elect Barack Obama, not because he’s going to respond just because we have a dialogue with him, but we need to re-elect him because he is vulnerable to the kind of momentum pressure leverage that a movement like Strike Debt can exert. He will have to respond, and he won’t be able to respond by calling out the National Guard. We don’t want to elect—we don’t want Romney, a Republican Senate, a Republican House, because they might well respond with repression. So— 

AMY GOODMAN: And yet, you’re seeing in the immigrants’ movement, President—under President Obama, more immigrants have been deported than under any president in history, and the level of militarization of the police in this last four years has escalated.

FRANCES FOX PIVEN: Yes, but it would have escalated more if John McCain had won the presidency, and we would have been maybe a little bit better off if the Tea Party Republicans hadn’t taken control of the House of Representatives in 2010. I’m not saying that electoral politics works the way it’s supposed to work. It doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to work. That’s one of our problems. And it’s one of the reasons that the United States has become so unequal. It’s one of the reasons that we have the 99 percent versus the 1 percent. A lot of this has happened through public policy.

But nevertheless, in the complex dynamic that movements can create in political life, it is useful, it is helpful, to have an electoral—elected regime that has to worry about the people that are allied with the movement, that has to worry about those voter blocs, like the liberals in the civil rights movement, for example, who—that was who Lyndon Baines Johnson was worried about when he responded ultimately to the civil rights movement by echoing “We Shall Overcome” in one of his speeches. It wasn’t because of just a dialogue with the movement that occurred before the election. It was because the movement was so forceful and so disruptive, that civil rights movement, that it polarized the country, and Lyndon Baines Johnson could not take the chance of being on the side of what was becoming a minority white Southern bloc.

What a weird radical, she is not a big fan of civil society….

 


Ahmadinejad To Meet With OWS Terrorists…

September 24, 2012

LIke kind, you know the drill …

The Hindu reported:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has left for the U.S. to pursue a crowded agenda that focuses on connecting with mainstream Americans including those who are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

For a seventh successive year, the Iranian President will address the General Assembly session, which commences on September 25. Mr. Ahmadinejad will also represent the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as its rotating President.

But apart from rubbing shoulders with world leaders, Mr. Ahmadinejad has public diplomacy prominently in his sights. Not only would he meet activists of the Occupy Wall Street movement, he will also engage with American university students, artists and intellectuals. Mr. Ahmadinejad also plans to reach out to the public through interviews with CBS and CNN television networks as well with the Russia Today satellite channel.

Ahmadinejad told reporters today Israel has “no roots” in the history of the Middle East and represents a disturbance for Iran.


WOW What A Crowd We Could Have Had ….

September 16, 2012

It’s that time again… One year anniversity. I bet you don’t know “of what”? It’s the Occupy Goons and their shills in the Democrat Party. One year, it;’s a long time, so we need headlines so more mayhem. But the ever vigilant cops know the plan and are ready….

Due to their poor showing, who wants the modern day communists spiel anymore, we get it, Several Arrests at Occupy Wall Street MarchSo now they are marching around to appear bigger?

On the first of three days of events planned for the one-year anniversary of Occupy Street rched down Broadway from Washington Square toward Zuccotti Park, accompanied by a large number of police officers on foot, in marked and unmarked cars, and riding scooters.

It’s not hard to spot the media sympathies. And their ever popular chants…:

The marchers continued south, chanting “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” and “We are the 99 percent.”

Don’t you need money before you get an account at the bank….? just asking.


‘Hunger Games’ Scare You? Blame Bush, Says DVD

September 9, 2012

America is a totalitarian regime. Or, it was when George W. Bush was president. And maybe it still is. Or something.

As if we needed more proof that blockbuster entertainment needn’t have even a nodding acquaintance with cogent political thought, the people that brought us Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” franchise can’t just quietly take their millions to the bank. They need us to know how unfair their payday is.

“The Hunger Games” DVD was released Aug. 18, and the special features section titled “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and the Hunger Games Phenomenon” is filled with nuggets of liberal received wisdom about American capitalism and the horrors of life under the Bush regime.

David Levithan, from the publisher Scholastic, commented how “The Hunger Games” was “written in frustration of the Bush era,” and blogger Amanda Belcher feared that although “this book is about horrific events, it’s really not that far-fetched from things that are going on today.”

Levithan really, really wanted to make sure audiences know who the real villain of the story is. “These books were written in the heart of the Bush era. The commentary there is it is written in this last regime. These feelings of disenfranchisement haven’t gone away,” he said.

Don’t recall Bush demanding each state should offer up their children to fight to the death on reality television. Was it around the time he let Ted Kennedy write education “reform,” or when he was expanding the Medicare entitlement?

Actor Donald Sutherland (who plays dictator President Snow), praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, asserting that it’s “absolutely time” for a revolution.

[The Hunger Games] is an allegory of this imperial power, this oligarchy of the multi-rich, this 0.1 percent,” droned, and the actor has shilled for Occupy Wall Street before. Sutherland, of course, is a member of that imperial 1 percent. His net worth is estimated at $40 million. (In fairness, that’s only $39.7 million in Canadian dollars, and Sutherland is from Toronto …)

In the same interview Sutherland said, “[The Hunger Games] so clearly and carefully echoes [today]. I think the people with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy L.A., out of those people will come a leader. It has to. It’s time, it’s absolutely time.” To date, the Occupiers haven’t produced much beyond theme parks for vermin, so Mr. Sutherland seems too optimistic.

In the same vein, Drew McWeeny a senior-reviewer at hitfix.com stated Americans are “living through” the content of “The Hunger Games.”

“Obviously there’s not going to be a revolution in the streets of Panem, but I think there are major changes coming and situations to be addressed. Her [Suzanne Collins] book will continue to resonate over the next few years. It will be fascinating to see how real life and her work parallel over the next couple of years,” McWeeny said.

Here’s looking forward to such incisive commentary in about 10 years when Levithan will remind us that the “The Food Stamp Games” was “written in frustration of the Obama era.”

It’s a shame, really – the movie was a lot of fun.

But, then, it seems one cannot expect people who indulge in make believe for a living – and an opulent living at that – to demonstrate the capacity for cool and rational thought in the real world.


In Case You Didn’t Know What Occupy was All About: Former union boss at Occupy event: Our goal is to ‘overthrow the capitalist system and build communism’

August 20, 2012

Are you ready to embrace communism??? These stupid people think you are. Nice to have goals, you got the guns to back up that goal?

Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government.

“Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19.

“Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”

Golash said he and his comrades are “trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe.”

“What can we learn from them so we can build a more successful movement to transform capitalist society?”

Here is the face of an asinine loser …

Here is the video of his little friend, giving the introduction clip …

These people have the IQ of a bowling ball … I doubt they know history or can read for that matter.


Old Crackpot Tries To Change The Subject: Frances Fox Piven: Tea Party Chant ‘Take It Back’ Is Code For ‘Taking America Back From Those Dark Skinned, Foreign-Looking People’

July 13, 2012

What a laugher. Who wants more of this Obama crap?

I assume reelect Obama means what? Higher unemployment, still. Hey maybe we can get black American’s unemployment even higher. Why would we want to do that? Does she not know that it is low income people who are laided off first?

Here is a picture of the old deprecated woman, at some pont even cosmetic surgery doesn’t work anymore:

Here is a photo of a Tea Party activist, Kenneth Gladney, that union thugs beat up at a St Louis Tea Party rally.

Something is wrong with her vision, she is old you know. What a racists she is. Yep, I am allowed to use racism too.

The scholar Piven, isn’t that a laugher, just saying it makes me chuckle, went on to explain the dark, racist, xenophobic implications of the popular chant:

And you know what they’er talking about?  They’re talking about taking the country back from those dark skinned foreign-looking people who threaten to become a demographic majority.”

Piven goes on to justify her position by saying the states controlled by the “organized Right” are taking away the voting rights of minorities because they don’t want “those newcomers to have the vote.”

Piven has been a longtime, ardent defender of the Occupy and Labor movements.

More here:


DDT Lies

June 29, 2012

How do you halt development in Africa? Halt DDT. Simple … Not science, just liberal lies.

On radio yesterday, Glenn interviewed former Communist David Horowitz, a man who has now dedicated himself to exposing progressives, radicals, and extremists. And while Horowitz’s latest book, The New Leviathan, contains some chilling information about how organized and funded the left has become, he said that he now sees that American conservatives are starting to wake up to the realities in front of them.

Video here:

Transcript below:

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