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Archive for March 10th, 2009

Democrats Made Sure Stimulus Jobs Go to Illegals

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

Update – Investors Business Daily covers this story HERE.

We first told you about the effort to do this HERE. It was deliberate and they were successful.

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$50 Billion Scam Artist Bernie Madoff was a Big Democratic Contributor

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

The list includes Hillary Clinton, Bob Corzine, Chuck  Schumer, John kerry, Chief Mortgage Criminal Chris Dodd, the ethics embattled Charlie Rangel etc.

Name

Party

Total

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte

D

$102,000

Securities Industry Assn

 

$31,000

Wyden, Ron

D

$13,000

Schumer, Charles E

D

$12,000

Markey, Edward J

D

$10,000

Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn

 

$10,000

Lautenberg, Frank R

D

$8,600

Merkley, Jeff

D

$2,300

Clinton, Hillary

D

$2,000

Rangel, Charles B

D

$2,000

Towns, Edolphus

D

$2,000

Dodd, Christopher J

D

$1,500

Ackerman, Gary

D

$1,200

Dingell, John D

D

$1,000

Obey, David R

D

$1,000

Matheson, Jim

D

$250

National Abortion Rights Action League

 

$250

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/12/madoff-and-company-spent-nearl.html

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Home from the war… and British troops are greeted by abuse from Muslim protesters

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

UK Daily Mail -

By Michael Seamark, Andrew Levy and Matt Sandy
11th March 2009

Twice in two years they have fought in Iraq. Twelve of their regimental comrades paid the ultimate price there and in Afghanistan.

Over the past two years they have spent day after day patrolling hostile territory, where every passer-by could have a gun or a bomb.

So the 200 men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment perhaps had a right to expect a heroes’ welcome yesterday on a homecoming parade through Luton.

Muslims

Venom: Faces contorted with fury, some of the Muslim demonstrator who marred the homecoming of the Royal Anglian Regiment yesterday

 

Troops

Returning heroes: Members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment parding through Luton yesterday after their tour of duty in Iraq

 

Instead, they were faced with the hate-filled jeers of anti-war protesters waving placards saying: ‘Anglian soldiers: Butchers of Basra,’ and ‘Anglian soldiers: cowards, killers, extremists.’

There was a furious reaction from the hundreds lining the streets to support the soldiers – known as the Poachers. Shouting ‘scum’ and

‘no surrender to the Taliban’, they turned on the Muslim demonstrators.

Police were already out in force to protect the anti-war group and arrested two men among the soldiers’ supporters.

luton

Sickening: The protesters had printed out placards, branding the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment ‘cowards’ and ‘killers’

luton

Police closely monitor the anti-Army group as the 200-strong regiment passes through Luton town centre

Last night the mother of David Hicks, a captain with the Royal Anglian Regiment who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2007, called the protests ‘extremely distressing’.

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WSJ on Obama’s Broken 95% Tax Pledge

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

WSJ explains how you are going to get creamed:

Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing “polluters,” not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity — in this case the right to emit carbon — and then mandates that businesses buy it, the costs would inevitably be passed on to all consumers in the form of higher prices. Stating the obvious, Peter Orszag — now Mr. Obama’s budget director — told Congress last year that “Those price increases are essential to the success of a cap-and-trade program.”

Hit hardest would be the “95% of working families” Mr. Obama keeps mentioning, usually omitting that his no-new-taxes pledge comes with the caveat “unless you use energy.” Putting a price on carbon is regressive by definition because poor and middle-income households spend more of their paychecks on things like gas to drive to work, groceries or home heating.

The Congressional Budget Office — Mr. Orszag’s former roost — estimates that the price hikes from a 15% cut in emissions would cost the average household in the bottom-income quintile about 3.3% of its after-tax income every year. That’s about $680, not including the costs of reduced employment and output. The three middle quintiles would see their paychecks cut between $880 and $1,500, or 2.9% to 2.7% of income. The rich would pay 1.7%. Cap and trade is the ideal policy for every Beltway analyst who thinks the tax code is too progressive (all five of them).

But the greatest inequities are geographic and would be imposed on the parts of the U.S. that rely most on manufacturing or fossil fuels — particularly coal, which generates most power in the Midwest, Southern and Plains states. It’s no coincidence that the liberals most invested in cap and trade — Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Ed Markey — come from California or the Northeast.

Coal provides more than half of U.S. electricity, and 25 states get more than 50% of their electricity from conventional coal-fired generation. In Ohio, it totals 86%, according to the Energy Information Administration. Ratepayers in Indiana (94%), Missouri (85%), New Mexico (80%), Pennsylvania (56%), West Virginia (98%) and Wyoming (95%) are going to get soaked.

Obama says that his new plan will cause electricity bills to skyrocket and we have the video HERE. Perhaps this is why so many moderates are turning against Obama’s agenda.

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Far Left Attacks Charity for Accepting Help from Bill O’Reilly – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

UPDATE – VIDEO: O’Reilly punches back at the far left, whose hatred has really gone to an entirely new low with this one. Pay special attention to the reporting in this video. NBC News and John Podesta, who is a communications strategist for President Obama, helped to coordinate the attacks against Alexa.

Johnny Dollar has a great post today showing just how unhinged the far left has become.

It is no secret that Bill O’Reilly does a lot of charity work. Much of the proceeds from his books and other merchandise go to charity. One of the charities that Bill O’Reilly is a supporter of is the Alexa Foundation. Alexa is a charity that helps rape victims. O’Reilly is appearing at a fund raiser for Alexa free of charge. Normal people can appreciate such charity work, but to the unhinged left Alexa has become another channel for their hatred.

Alexa is under attack from the far left with phone calls and emails and the nutty zealot Keith Olberman (whose ratings are pathetic) at MSNBC has declared O’Reilly a “worst person in the world” for four nights in a row on his show that almost nobody watches.

Johnny Dollar has the following:

The newshounds seem to have adopted a new slogan: we parrot Keith Olbermann’s attacks so you don’t have to. As Olby vilified Bill O’Reilly four nights in a row (for pro bono speaking at an Alexa Foundation fundraiser), the mongrels dutifully put up four articles–one for each Olbermann tirade. And when it became apparent the foundation was not going to cave to pressure, the anti-Fox terriers took aim at the Alexa Foundation itself:

It may be a case of “who you know”. Sitting on the advisory board of the Foundation is one Wendy Murphy, who has frequently appeared on the Factor and appears to be somewhat of a buddy of O’Reilly’s (O’Reilly wrote the foreword to Murphy’s book And Justice for Some, and snide comments have been made about her “sleeping on a cot in his office”). Murphy is O’Reilly’s partner-in-crime when it comes to blaming those eeevul liberals for the ills of the world

Smearing a member of Alexa’s board. Nice. Oh, and the liberal-hating Wendy Murphy supported Joe Biden. A smear based on a falsehood. Classy, very classy.

Kennel commenters also joined in the offensive against Alexa. It got so bad that the hounds had to do an about-face and issue a bold-faced admonishment that they didn’t want commenters to go after the foundation. But the damage had already been done. Unable to stop O’Reilly, some denizens of the dog pound instead turned their guns on a charity that supports rape victims. And newshound moderators approved each salvo:

  • Maybe this is a Republican foundation, run by Republicans, for Republicans, and we all know their sad views on life.
  • Connections, connections: a lady who’s had the dubious honour of appearing on O’Reilly’s show is on the board of that foundation…. He might even have “paid” the organization to enhance his image and bonafides.
  • Go after the director and board of the foundation.
  • This is a raw move for money…. Bad foundation. No donation.
  • Alexa is as much to blame if not more until they do what is right.
  • I have to conclude that the people operating the “foundation” are more concerned with glorifying a rightwinger than aiding rape victims…. It makes me wonder what the purpose of the foundation really is – screw their “mission statement” – and who in the foundation is getting rich. Follow the money.
  • Any organization like Alexa that would have O’Reilly as a speaker needs to have its raison d’etre put under the cold light of analysis…. Someone is not doing his/her homework and that gives me cause for concern about the persons in their care.
  • Perhaps someone might want to look into this groups finances and find out how much of it actually goes to help rape victims, since they think it’s fine to have an admitted “stalker” give a speech at one of their events, eh? Just a “front group” perhaps, eh?
  • They’re in it for the money, not to help victims.

Our take – people do not leave high school this nutty.  Why is the elite media not covering this story (I know why, its just fun to ask the question)?

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Abuse of Power: IRS Auditing Tim Geithner (Treasury Secretary) Critic

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

During the Clinton years getting audited by the IRS was common for critics of the administration. Rush Limbaugh expects an audit every year and often gets them. While I believe in coincidences, I do not trust them.

This video features a man who sells Tim Geithner “Tax Cheat Stamps”. It is well known that in spite of multiple warnings, Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner cheated on his taxes like so many Obama nominees have.

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CNN Correspondent Now the Communist Candidate in El Salvador

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

2009-03-09 

The presidential candidate [1] of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), the communist revolutionaries in El Salvador the Reagan administration battled in the 1980s, is, a Monday Washington Post story noted, “a former correspondent for CNN en Espanol [2].” In the March 9 article, “In El Salvador Vote, Big Opportunity for Leftists [3],” reporter William Booth relayed from San Salvador that the journalist-turned-politician “considers himself to be El Salvador’s Barack Obama.” Booth relayed:

After a 12-year civil war and a peace undermined by soaring crime, leftists in El Salvador are on the verge of completing a remarkable journey from armed struggle to the presidential palace. 

Their candidate is a veteran TV broadcaster and morning talk show host, Mauricio Funes [4], whose Facebook page [5] lists his political views as “other.” Funes, 49, a former correspondent for CNN en Español, was recently recruited by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), the revolutionary group-turned-mainstream political party that is favored by polls to win the presidency in a vote scheduled for March 15….

Funes considers himself to be El Salvador’s Barack Obama — an agent of change in a country beset by the highest murder rate in Latin America and an economy in free fall.

The comparison is overt: Funes and the FMLN use images of Obama in their ads (despite objections by the U.S. State Department), saying both candidates were smeared by their opponents as allies of extremists. The FMLN television spots complete the link by employing the Obama slogan in English and Spanish, vowing “Yes, we can!”…

Links:
[1] http://www.mauriciofunespresidente.com/
[2] http://www.cnn.com/espanol/
[3] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/08/AR2009030801775.html
[4] http://www.mauriciofunestv.com/
[5] http://www.facebook.com/people/Mauricio-Funes/719628038

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Wikipedia is tightly controlled by PR professionals part II…

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

… and if its not it sure as hell looks that way.

In our first installment informing you just how bad Wikipedia has become we said:

It is no secret that PR people monitor the pages they work for like a hawk. These people abuse and manipulate the rules and try to make relationships with official Wikipedia editors to go after people who would post any relavent fact they find inconvenient. By manipulating these rules people submit for banning anyone who posts information that is not liked.

Congressional staffers monitor wikipedia like hawks, and there are even guides on how to use and manipulate wikipedia to use it for marketing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Wikipedia was designed to be the “anti-corporate”, collectivist open source, feel good, kumbaya, place to get “real” information that was “honest”.  The new rules and tools they implemented to resist corprate PR take over of Wikipedia made the editing rules and tools more complex thus allowing those who have taken the time to master a complex new “edit verifying system” to manipulate it and actually strengthen the PR lock on Wikipedia’s content.

The result: Since Wikipedia results are often near the top of any Google search, the “anti-corporate” information source has become THE public relations marketing tool of the internet (see Quinn’s Laws of Leftism #1).

Always remember that nothing on Wikipedia should be accepted as anything but total PR marketing and has no more credibility than a cigarette ad in a magazine.

One of our people tried to reinsert some of the links that had been removed from the site, within 90 seconds they were removed and a warning from Wikipedia about posting spam and warez was given to the poster. Of course there was no spam or warez, just a couple of links that were there for a long time and then whitewashed.

World Net Daily News tested Wikipedia with fully sourced edits:

A perusal through Obama’s current Wikipedia entry finds a heavily guarded, mostly glowing biography about the U.S. president. Some of Obama’s most controversial past affiliations, including with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former Weathermen terrorist Bill Ayers, are not once mentioned, even though those associations received much news media attention and served as dominant themes during the presidential elections last year.

Ayers, Wright missing in Obama’s bio

The entire Wikipedia entry on Obama seems to be heavily promotional toward the U.S. president. It contains nearly no criticism or controversy, including appropriate mention of important issues where relevant.

For example, the current paragraph on Obama’s religion contains no mention of Wright, even though Obama’s association with the controversial pastor was one of the most talked about issues during the presidential campaign.

That paragraph states: “Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand ‘the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.’ He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades.”

Ayers is also not mentioned, even where relevant.

WND monitored as a Wikipedia user attempted to add Ayers’ name to an appropriate paragraph. One of those additions, backed up with news articles, read as follows:

“He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge.”

Within two minutes that Wikipedia entry was deleted and the user banned from posting on the website for three days, purportedly for adding “Point of View junk edits,” even though the addition was well-established fact.

The Wikipedia entry about former President George W. Bush, by contrast, is highly critical. One typical entry reads, “Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple accounts of alcohol abuse. … After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism. In 2005, the Bush administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2007, the United States entered the second-longest post-World War II recession.”

The entry on Bush also cites claims that he was “favorably treated due to his father’s political standing” during his National Guard service.” It says Bush served on the board of directors for Harken and that questions of possible insider trading involving Harken arose even though a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation concluded the information Bush had at the time of his stock sale was not sufficient to constitute insider trading.

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Jack Welch: There is no critical thinking when it comes to Obama, its like a romance.

Posted by iusbvision on March 10, 2009

There is another important thing that Jack Welch says in this clip, Obama is focused on all these other things other than the economy. With respect to Welch, who is truly a very smart guy, is not thinking like Hegel and Alinsky, which is the Obama playbook. Obama is using this crisis and distractions like Jim Cramer, Rick Santelli and Rush Limbaugh to pass his social engineering agenda under the radar.

Obama, Hillary, and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have all stated that they should not let a good crisis go to waist. That line of thinking is a part of what is known as the Hegelian dialectic, which is a way to get an agenda passed that people would never agree too, unles you could propagandize it as a part of crisis management. Hegel’s thinking was the precursor to Marxism/Communism. Karl Marx was a student of Hegel.

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