07/21/13

It’s just a coincidence!

Hat Tip: Rodney Stubbs

An interesting compilation which explains a lot. The last paragraph in particular!

That sound you hear is my computer blowing up. CHICAGO POLITICS AT IT’S BEST.

Any one of these ‘coincidences’ when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a favorite beverage, and then read and ponder the Obama-related ‘coincidences’… then super-impose the bigger picture of the most recent events i.e. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations… then pray for our country.

Obama just happened to know 60’s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father
just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who
just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who
just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who
just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama
just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who
just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which
just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which
just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which
just happened not to properly maintain the housing — which eventually
just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and
just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who
just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also
just happened to work, and where Barack Obama
just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she
just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who
just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour
just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour
just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who
just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama
just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who
just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who
just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who
just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who
just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which
just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who
just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who
just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who
just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also
just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who
just happens to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents
just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he
just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that
just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who
just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF
just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company
just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO
just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers
just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and
just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who
just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who
just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which
just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which
just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who
just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who
just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama
just happened never to hear because he
just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama
just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and
just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama
just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he
just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he
just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which
just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who
just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of a popular Chicago magazine, which Obama
just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which
just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which
just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner
just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.

In 1994, Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks (Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit
just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving sub prime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which
just happened to spread nationwide, and which
just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which
just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996, Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which
just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who
just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

In late 1999, Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who
just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young
just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church just happened to be murdered, and both murders
just happened to have never been solved. In 2008, Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and
just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who
just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

In 2003, Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who
just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas
just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and
just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers
just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama
just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances
just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but
just happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull
just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod
just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which
just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce
just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which
just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he
just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.

“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” – Aristotle

07/21/13

Eric Alterman: Socialist Journalist Profiled

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Ericalterman

Eric Alterman is one of the US’ most influential journalism academics. A Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Alterman He is also “The Liberal Media” columnist for The Nation, a fellow of the Nation Institute and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., where he writes and edits the “Think Again” column.

Eric Alterman was an identified member of JournoList – an email group of approximately 400 “progressive” and socialist journalists, academics and “new media” activists.

JournoList members reportedly coordinated their messages in favor of Barack Obama and the Democrats, and against Sarah Palin and the Republican Party in the 2008 election.

Alterman was also a protege and defender of radical journalist I.F. Stone. In the 1990s, information was released proving that Stone had been a paid Soviet agent. Eric Alterman called the Stone-KGB stories “smears,” “phony,” and “pathetic,” dismissing the whole contretemps as “an almost entirely bogus controversy over whether Stone ever willingly spied for the Russians or cooperated with the KGB in any way. He did not.”

A far leftist like his mentor Stone, Alterman was on the staff of the Guardian, a now defunct Maoist journal and a former affiliate of the far left Institute for Policy Studies, which had its own ties to Soviet intelligence in the 1970s and ’80s.

Eric Alterman also signed an April 2003 Statement on Cuba, initiated and circulated by prominent Democratic Socialists of America Marxist Leo Casey, calling for the lifting of trade sanctions against Cuba.

The petition criticized Cuba’s poor human rights record, but shared the blame for Cuba’s problems with reactionary elements of the U.S. administration…

The democratic left worldwide has opposed the U.S. embargo on Cuba as counterproductive, more harmful to the interests of the Cuban people than helpful to political democratization. The Cuban state’s current repression of political dissidents amounts to collaboration with the most reactionary elements of the U.S. administration in their efforts to maintain sanctions and to institute even more punitive measures against Cuba.

More here.

07/21/13

And the Race-Baiting Continues… Divide and Conquer

Ask Marion

Marion Algier – Ask Marion

President Barack H. Obama made a surprise appearance before the White House press corps today to address the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. For more than 17 minutes, he spoke without notes (transcript here) which as we know is unusual for the president, a wide-ranging examination of the scourge of black children killing each other, the historical impacts of poverty and dysfunction, the pain of black parents on seeing their sons tarred with a broad brush, his own experiences as a black American who has scared old ladies with his very existence.

Many say the president was brutally honest, but obviously skewed, and brutally honest is often not the best option when you are nearing a possible explosion that could be ignited by your words.

It is a president’s, a leader’s, job to represent everyone… to calm the waters… and to enforce the laws as written. Comments like the ones below only inflame an already agitated populace, endanger a man found innocent based on the law and a jury of his peers and help destroy the very legal system that makes America superior to most countries and legal systems in the world. Leadership? Or race-baiting?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama grappled with the Trayvon Martin case in the most personal of terms on Friday, telling Americans that the slain youth “could have been me 35 years ago” and urging them to do some soul searching about their attitudes on race.

The nation’s first black president said the nation needs to look for ways to move forward after the shooting and trial in Florida. And he said it may be time to take a hard look at “stand your ground” self-defense laws, questioning whether they contribute “to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

“Where do we take this?” Obama wondered aloud during an unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room. “How do we learn some lessons from this and move in a positive direction?”

His appearance marked his first extended comments on the Martin case since neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted last weekend of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Martin’s death last year. Jurors found that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot the unarmed black teenager. Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.

Obama said that as people process the verdict, it’s important to put the pained and angry reaction of many African-Americans into context.

Protests and demonstrations, he said, are understandable, adding that “some of that stuff is just going to have to work its way through — as long as it remains nonviolent.”

“It’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away,” he said.

The president said that distrust shadows African-American men: They sometimes are closely followed when they shop at department stores; they can draw nervous stares on elevators and hear car locks clicking when they walk down the street — experiences that he said he personally felt before becoming a well-known figure.

“It’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear,” he said.

Obama said black Americans recognize a history of racial disparities in how laws are applied on the death penalty and involving drug cases, but he also said the African-American community was not “naive about the fact that African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they’re disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence.”

The president said it’s time “for all of us to do some soul searching,” though he said it’s generally not productive when politicians try to orchestrate a national conversation that ends up being stilted and politicized.

He added that conversations within families and at churches and workplaces, where people may be more honest, could help people to ask themselves, “Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?”

Overall, Obama said, race relations in the United States actually are getting better. Citing his own daughters and their interactions with friends, the president said, “They’re better than we are. They’re better than we were.”

“Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race,” he said.

The president declined to wade into the detail of legal questions about the Florida case, saying, “Once the jury’s spoken, that’s how our system works.”

But he said state and local laws, such as Florida’s “stand your ground” statute, need a close look.

Obama said it would be useful “to examine some state and local laws to see if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of confrontation” that led to Martin’s death. He questioned whether a law that sends the message that someone who is armed “has the right to use those firearms even if there is a way for them to exit from a situation” really promotes peace and security.

And he raised the question of whether Martin himself, if he had been armed and of age, “could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk” and shot Zimmerman if he felt threatened when being followed.

Obama also said the country needs to look at ways to improve local law enforcement through better training and resources, and needs to look for ways to “bolster and reinforce” African-American boys.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Justice Department has an open investigation into the case. The department is looking into whether Zimmerman violated Martin’s civil rights. But most experts have weighed in questioning that approach, after all the FBI has investigated this case from all angles extensively and ruled out any civil rights violations.

2013 AP

Video of Full Remarks HERE: President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin

Considering that the president’s comment, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” which helped inflame this case from the beginning and that most of the post-verdict violence and protests are coming from organized groups trained and funded by the DOJ with taxpayer money, ‘Justice for Trayvon’, perhaps we must ask ourselves if there is not a bigger underlying agenda… gun control, gun confiscation, creating chaos, martial law…? One of the greatest tools is dividing people, and this president, from day one… or at least from the ‘beer summit’ on, has divided America, not brought us together as most Americans hoped. Are we now getting to the point where we are so divided that we are sitting on a powder keg? Was that always the plan?

This week New York born Grammy-winning salsa singer of Puerto Rican decent Marc Anthony was criticized by some after his selection to sing “God Bless America” at this week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held in New York City. Similar comments were made last month when an 11-year-old Texas-born mariachi singer sang the national anthem during the NBA finals. Both Anthony and the child are Latino. Have they already divided us that far that we are disrespecting and questioning legal immigrants and American citizens who are different from us? This is how it begins… dictators and politicians with underlying agendas divide people and create chaos as a byproduct. It is a way to detract from the real problems and agenda. We are picking on each other instead of asking why the government isn’t securing the borders and curbing the influx of people coming in illegally or asking why those in Washington responsible for all the scandals are not answering for their misdeeds and being put of out office.

Using (Saul) Alinsky tactics (Kindle), the former community organizer always sprinkles just enough pathos into his speeches to placate both sides, while planting the underlying seeds he hopes to sow.

Obama discussed statistics; he discussed history; he discussed the unequal treatment black men receive in the criminal justice system — or “the intersection of race and the law”; he reflected on the sociological factors that pressure the inner city, with empathy, while not turning his pointed gaze from black boys’ greater likelihood of being involved in violence and crime. In sober, measured tones, the president spoke poignantly about race in America, ending on the hopeful note that his children’s generation is “better than we are. […] [K]ids these days I think have more sense than we did back then, and certainly more than our parents did or our grandparents did, and that along this long, difficult journey, you know, we’re becoming a more perfect union — not a perfect union, but a more perfect union.” And he stirred the racial pot and increased the likelihood of more unrest and violence…

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