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Archive for September 4th, 2009

Cash For Clunkers funds STILL not paid.

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

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Former Communist David Horowitz on Todays Marxist Radicals

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History of Government Censorship of Radio & the “Fairness Doctrine”.

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

Fox News does a good job presenting this issue factually as it is consistent with the history of government radio censorship that we learned in communications classes at IUSB.

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HCAN/SEIU/ACORN Organizer instructs the rent-a-mob how to shout down anyone asking a tough question about Obamacare at meeting.

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

Via Gateway Pundit.

There is the video, notice the HCAN stickers he is handing out. This was before Representative Jankowski’s meeting. Rep. Jankowsky (D-IL) is the one who boasted to a group of radical supporters that a government provided insurance plan would put private insurers out of business.

The man who shot that video interviewed. It is a must see:

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Who is the Apollo Alliance and Why Did They Write the Stimulus Bill (that isn’t working)

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

And now you understand why the Stimulus Bill is mostly just growing government and not creating jobs.

By the way, one of the founders of Apollo Alliance is Jeff Jones, the other guy who founded the “Weather Underground” terrorist group with Bill Ayers who was Barack Obama’s employer before he ran for Senate. (LINK)

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Virginia Alcohol Commission a Bureaucratic Disaster

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

Nightmare is more like it.

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Avowed Communist & Presidential Advisor Van Jones Under Fire. – UPDATE: Bob Beckel Says Jones Must Go.

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

UPDATE IIOUT. Keep in mind that before the resignation, ABC, CBS, NBC, NYT and WashPost did ZERO coverage of this story before the resignation. Fox News was the only one that covered it. – Byron York on the elite media giving no coverage of the mounting story.

UPDATE: Bob Beckel says that Jones should be filing for unemployment.

The past of Van Jones has been coming out for a while and as David Horowitz said, “One does not declare himself to be a communist three years after the wall came down without knowing and approving of what went on behind that wall.”

Gateway Pundit, a prominent blogger, did the background checks that the White House and/or FBI failed to do and found Van Jones as signatory number 46 on 911truth.org. The 9/11 Truther’s believe that the Bush Administration engineered the attack to murder 3000 Americans.

Jones was 47 on the list and now he is 46 (LINK to view), I wonder whose name got scrubbed.

Jones also helped to found a group called STORM, a self proclaimed revolutionary Marxist group. On September 12, 2001 STORM held an event to bring attention to the victims of evil AMERICAN imperialism. So much for our 300 victims of radical islamists.

Jones also led a protest to free a convicted cop killer LINK.

Charles Krauthammer, Mara Liasson and Stephen Hayes comment on Van Jones

In this video Van Jones Compares President Bush to a “Crack head” for wanting to increase the US supply of domestic energy. The problem with Van Jones point of view here is that it is typical of someone who is an avowed communist in that they are in complete denial of basic laws of economics. If I were thrown out a broken window I would hope that the laws of gravity would not apply to me, it is just as foolish to claim that the laws of supply and demand do not apply to energy as Van Jones does. perhaps Jones forgot that there is this oil cartel called OPEC that manipulates the market to suck as many dollars out of us as possible. The more domestic energy we produce the more energy prices fall and the more the influence of the cartel is lessened.

Van Jones says that white people and white environmentalists are putting poluution in minority communities. Ok talk about your goofball conspiracy theories.

Van Jones says and advocates that the “green movement” is being used to incrementally transfer the capitalist system to a socialist system. No shock we have been saying that for years, but at least now they admit it. Via Hotair.com and Naked Emporer News. This interview was from 17 months ago.  

Ed Morrissey comments: Jones, the green jobs czar, explains how his allies want to conduct a revolution on the sly.  Call it radical incrementalism, call it an offshoot of the Alinksy method, but it certainly seems that Jones is easily the most radical White House aide in many, many years.

By the way, the networks, the NYT and Washington Post  have not covered this story at all. If Bush were president and a joker like this was in the administration they would be all over it, wall to wall. Fox is covering it.

Glenn Beck dedicated a show to Van Jones:

Ann Coulter: The elite media has become the guard dog for the administration instead of the guard dog for the people –

Michelle Malkin – On Jones and the other Marxist Czar’s that got lucky and were propped up bt far left foundation money from Tides Foundation, Ford Foundation and George Soros. –

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Obama speech to students draws ire – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2009

UPDATE – You can view the teaching aid documents the government is giving teachers for the speech event HERE, so if you were silly enough not to believe us maybe you can believe the actual documents.

The networks are saying that Reagan and Bush41 both made speeches to school kids so what’s the problem? The problem is that Reagan and Bush had a “do good for yourself in school and that’s good for America message” and the first released portions of Obama’s speech asked “What can you do for Obama.” They are revamping the message now to something a little more appropriate, but the trust is blown.

UPDATE II:  Michelle Malkin and National Review tell about how Obama worked with Ayers and Klonsky to use foundation money to move education away from the three R’s to showing teachers how to radicalize students LINK. We had covered much of that story.  See Links HEREHEREHEREHERE and HERE.

Michelle Malkin Comments:

And now for the school aged propaganda creep out:

And the “Obama Youth” creep out:

AP:

DALLAS — President Barack Obama’s back-to-school address next week was supposed to be a feel-good story for an administration battered over its health care agenda. Now Republican critics are calling it an effort to foist a political agenda on children, creating yet another confrontation with the White House.

Obama plans to speak directly to students Tuesday about the need to work hard and stay in school. His address will be shown live on the White House Web site and on C-SPAN at noon EDT, a time when classrooms across the country will be able to tune in.

Schools don’t have to show it. But districts across the country have been inundated with phone calls from parents and are struggling to address the controversy that broke out after Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter to principals urging schools to watch.

Districts in states including Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, Wisconsin have decided not to show the speech to students. Others are still thinking it over or are letting parents have their kids opt out.

Some conservatives, driven by radio pundits and bloggers, are urging schools and parents to boycott the address. They say Obama is using the opportunity to promote a political agenda and is overstepping the boundaries of federal involvement in schools.

“As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education — it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality,” said Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell. “This is something you’d expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.”

Arizona state schools superintendent Tom Horne, a Republican, said lesson plans for teachers created by Obama’s Education Department “call for a worshipful rather than critical approach.”

The White House plans to release the speech online Monday so parents can read it. He will deliver the speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va.

“I think it’s really unfortunate that politics has been brought into this,” White House deputy policy director Heather Higginbottom said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“It’s simply a plea to students to really take their learning seriously. Find out what they’re good at. Set goals. And take the school year seriously.”

She noted that President George H.W. Bush made a similar address to schools in 1991. Like Obama, Bush drew criticism, with Democrats accusing the Republican president of making the event into a campaign commercial.

Critics are particularly upset about lesson plans the administration created to accompany the speech. The lesson plans, available online, originally recommended having students “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.”

The White House revised the plans Wednesday to say students could “write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals.”

“That was inartfully worded, and we corrected it,” Higginbottom said.

In the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, the 54,000-student school district is not showing the 15- to 20-minute address but will make the video available later.

PTA council president Cara Mendelsohn said Obama is “cutting out the parent” by speaking to kids during school hours.

“Why can’t a parent be watching this with their kid in the evening?” Mendelsohn said. “Because that’s what makes a powerful statement, when a parent is sitting there saying, ‘This is what I dream for you. This is what I want you to achieve.’”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, said in an interview with the AP that he’s “certainly not going to advise anybody not to send their kids to school that day.”

“Hearing the president speak is always a memorable moment,” he said.

But he also said he understood where the criticism was coming from.

“Nobody seems to know what he’s going to be talking about,” Perry said. “Why didn’t he spend more time talking to the local districts and superintendents, at least give them a heads-up about it?”

Several other Texas districts have decided not to show the speech, although the district in Houston is leaving the decision up to individual school principals. In suburban Houston, the Cypress-Fairbanks district planned to show the address and has had its social studies teachers assemble a curriculum and activities for students.

“If someone objected, we would not force them to listen to the speech,” spokeswoman Kelli Durham said.

In Wisconsin, the Green Bay school district decided not to show the speech live and to let teachers decide individually whether to show it later.

In Florida, GOP chairman Jim Greer released a statement that he was “absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology.”

Despite his rhetoric, two of the larger Florida districts, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough, plan to have classes watch the speech. Students whose parents object will not have to watch.

“We’re extending the same courtesy to the president as we do with any elected official that wants to enter our schools,” said Linda Cobbe, a Hillsborough schools spokeswoman. Cobbe said the district, which includes Tampa, has gotten calls from upset parents but said officials don’t think the White House is trying to force politics on kids.

The Minnesota Association of School Administrators is recommending against disrupting the first day of school to show the speech, but Minnesota’s biggest teachers’ union is urging schools to show it.

Quincy, Ill., schools decided Thursday not to show the speech. Superintendent Lonny Lemon said phone calls “hit like a load of bricks” on Wednesday.

One Idaho school superintendent, Murray Dalgleish of Council, urged people not to rush to judgment.

“Is the president dictating to these kids? I don’t think so,” Dalgleish said. “He’s trying to get out the same message we’re trying to get out, which is, `You are in charge of your education.’”

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