CASA de Maryland: The Illegals’ ACORN

By: James Simpson
Accuracy in Media

Headquarters of CASA de Maryland

Note: Be sure to check out the “Radical Connections” supplement to this report which explores in detail CASA de Maryland’s extremist pedigree.

The illegal immigration debate has become an urgent focal point of American politics. Liberal politicians from the White House on down have vigorously advocated for illegal immigrant amnesty and lax border enforcement in a naked attempt to bolster prospective voter rolls.[1]

This controversy has been brewing for some time in Maryland, whose Hispanic population more than doubled between 2000 and 2010.[2] Under Governor Martin O’Malley’s sanctuary policies the state has become an illegal alien magnet.[3] The current cost of illegals in Maryland is estimated to be $1.7 billion per year, more than three-quarters of the state’s $2 billion structural deficit.[4]

Taxpayer ire overflowed this March with the passage of Maryland’s Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, granting in-state college tuition rates to illegals. A nonpartisan coalition of concerned Marylanders launched a petition drive to delay the measure and place it on the 2012 ballot as a referendum. They needed 55,736 signatures. They received twice that amount.

CASA de Maryland

The driving force behind the DREAM Act was CASA de Maryland, an increasingly vocal advocate for Maryland’s illegals. The group’s aggressive tactics and questionable dealings helped provoke the outrage that drove the DREAM Act petition to overwhelming victory. CASA’s defeat, however, did not deter them. They recruited longtime Democratic National Committee chief lawyer, Joseph E. Sandler, an attorney who specializes in harassing conservatives with frivolous litigation threats. They have now sued Maryland’s Election Commission to overturn the petition.[5]

CASA receives about 40 percent of its funding from Maryland state and local governments—almost $5 million of taxpayer dollars in 2010—and spends most of it lobbying for illegal immigrant perks and exceptions. Their recent lawsuit is a blatant attempt to derail the democratic process itself. So it is a fair question to ask: what is CASA de Maryland?

CASA de Maryland was founded by a young activist named Bette “Rainbow” Hoover. CASA’s name is a metaphor for the organization’s duplicitous nature. CASA means “house” or “home” in Spanish; however, “CASA” is actually an acronym for Central American Solidarity Association. It is more in keeping with the designs and philosophies of other Central American solidarity organizations formed at the time, like the communist-founded[6] Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).

It was incorporated on February 28, 1985, but Hoover said it actually began operating in 1983,[7] based out of Takoma Park Presbyterian Church in Takoma Park, Maryland. From its modest beginnings, CASA has grown into a multi-million dollar operation, with influence reaching to the Obama White House. It is headquartered in the newly-renovated (with $10 million in taxpayer dollars), 18,000 square foot, 28-room, Langley Park Mansion, right up the street from Takoma Park. It boasts a community center and five day-labor centers spread over a 35-mile radius from the Washington, D.C. metro area to Baltimore. Recently, CASA created a political-action arm, “CASA in Action,” based at Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, bringing CASA full circle back to where it all began.

Hoover described CASA’s early days: “We just had to do something. People were coming here who really needed help…” She said that virtually all were illegals fleeing El Salvador’s civil war. Hoover added that they decided early on to help all comers, including communist guerillas of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)[8].

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James Simpson is an economist, businessman and freelance writer. Best known for his exposé on the Cloward Piven Strategy of manufactured crisis, his writings have been published in American Thinker, Big Government, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, Soldier of Fortune and others.


SEIU’s Lerner Calls for Mass Action to Create “Crisis”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The SEIU’s Stephen Lerner calls for a mass escalation of protests, strikes and civil disobedience to create crisis and revolution.

In April, Lerner wrote in the socialist journal In These Times:

The third step is to supercharge the activity with a growing campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience, sit-ins, office occupations and resistance to business-as-usual. While maintaining the moral high ground, we must:

•Stage sit-ins at banks and Wall Street offices and nonviolently block foreclosures and evictions to defend homeowners and taxpayers. This will both build momentum and excitement and also have a real impact on Wall Street’s ability to profit from people’s suffering.

•Move into politicians’ offices to hold them accountable for the actions of the corporations that fund their campaigns and challenge them not to be apologists for Wall Street. Moving families that have lost their homes, jobs or benefits into the offices of politicians who received contributions from the offending corporation will highlight how big business buys politicians.

•Use direct action and mass civil disobedience to occupy workplaces that are being shuttered and the corporate offices of companies that won’t invest in local communities to highlight what is wrong.

If the left gets its way, the next year will be the most turbulent in US history, at least since the 1960s.

Hat Tip: The Blaze


Congressional Progressive Caucus Pushes Communist Inspired “Jobs” Scam

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The Communist Party USA has been calling for massive government jobs programs for many months now.

Socialist Rep. Jan Schakowsky announces her "Jobs Bill" in Chicago

Their ally in the White House and the Congressional Progressive Caucus are doing their best to give the communists what they want.

Congressional Progressive Caucus  Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison were joined by colleagues Jan Schakowsky, Lynn Woolsey, John Conyers, Charlie Rangel, Jim McDermott and Barbara Lee on September 13 to introduce the Rebuild the American Dream Framework and emergency jobs legislation.

The Framework is the result of the Speak Out for Good Jobs Now! Rebuild the American Dream tour, which many CPC members joined for events around the country throughout the summer. Thousands of Americans participated in the listening tour and had a chance to tell their stories. Caucus members collected these stories and brought them back to Washington in September, where they synthesized them into the Rebuild the American Dream Framework.

The Framework outlines six areas of focus for immediate and long term job creation: Make it in America Again, Rebuild America, Lead the Green Industrial Revolution, Jobs for the Next Generation, Not Just Jobs – Good Jobs, and Fair Taxes – Shared Sacrifice.

“Progressives have been saying all year that jobs should be our first priority. While Republicans blame working families and Social Security, the country has waited impatiently for a serious conversation about how we really help the American people get back to work,” Rep. Grijalva said. “This is the beginning of that conversation, and as far as I’m concerned it couldn’t have waited a minute longer. The next step is putting together a meaningful job creation package that matches the scope of the unemployment crisis we’re facing. Millions of Americans are ready and willing to work – the question now is whether the government will step up to provide opportunities where the private sector, acting alone, has not.”

Note the myriad new “Corps” that this plan would create.

This is basically a new version of the Communist controlled Works Progress Administration of the 1930s.

This scam is designed to funnel billions of dollars into leftist controlled organizations, which will then agitate for still more government handouts and socialism. It will also provide the Democrats with hundreds of thousands of voters and campaigners dependent on the government for their livelihood.

These schemes have vry little to do with putting Americans back to work. They are merely a means by which the Democrats and communist party can force the US taxpayer to subsidize their own enslavement.


AttackWatch Humor

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

An article from Karl at Ushanka.us which incidentally got picked up by Drudge, and has since been updated several times with more amusing information on the Obama Administration’s re-birthed “Fight the Smears” website…

Yes, we’ve had two IRS audits since we started selling our Commie Obama hats, but that left us feeling hollow and unfulfilled.

Maybe this new initiative to seek out criticism of our Dear Leader will prove more rewarding.

Less than three years ago people were getting free kitchens and houses, and we were led to believe some of that Obama-stash was headed our way to fill our gas tank or cover our car insurance.

Now some of that commie love is coming our way!

What will we do with all our fame? Will we replenish our Commie Obama hat stash when it sells out? Winter is coming, and utilities are going up with the recent coal plant shutdowns. You thinking what we’re thinking? Yes! The Ushanka hat will now become the symbol of Obama’s America, just as it was for Lenin’s and Stalin’s Soviet Union or Mao’s People’s Republic of China.

Where commies squat, the hat follows!

We’ll let you know when we are contacted by the Czar of winter headwear. The Commissar of Ushankas. The Main Directorate of the warm and furry hat.

Soon the lines will reach down the block and around the corner. Beat the crowd – buy yours today!

UPDATE 9.14 6am

First it was an email address: [email protected].

Now it is a website where they rotate images of demons such as Rick Perry and Glenn Beck. Stalin would have LOVED this.

And an easy screen to report your friends the rich attacks:

The categories for attacks on our Dear Leader can be: TV Interview, Public Statement, Forwarded Email, Rumor, TV Ad, Video Ad, Radio Ad, Robocall and Website/Blog.

The last option is the one you should select when reporting us. This will forward our case to homeland security who will disable our domain and who will send a van to pick us up and take us to the train station.

[email protected] was very early in our Dear Leader’s reign, and it was disabled within a week. Think they’ve had some more time to think this through?

Our research (see books to left) tells us this: Commies are in-effective at business and running a government, but thrive in an environment where internal enemies are around every corner. And those efficiencies carry over to their remediation: trains, camps, gun confiscation and fear.

ReasonTV video in response to [email protected]:

Anyone still want to suggest our comparisons of today’s Democrat Party to Soviet Union leaders isn’t warranted? Unlike Krugman at the NYT and other close-minded libs, oiur comments are open.

UPDATE 9.14 9:50am

Our fellow right-wing-conspiracy bloggers are on the counterattackwatch:

NicDeb is tracking unintended twitter messages!

Michelle Malkin shows this is the third creepy effort by Obama.

IOTW – Heh.

Ann Barnhardt is begging everyone to turn her in. Here she is wearing our COMMIE OBAMA hat. Is there anybody now who doesn’t get the joke??

More to follow….

UPDATE 9.14 2pm

Moonbattery’s post, with selected Twitter comments!

The Twitter feed:

Someone’s lying about the president on TV right now. Wait. That IS the president!

I’d like to report the US Senate for not passing a budget for 800+ days.

Gibson Guitars are 100% American made..have DOJ raid them..oops u did that already

People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that’s not allowed is it?

Pssst, #attackwatch , I think someone is trying to subvert the United States by usurping our Constitution! Any suggestions? Ken-ya help me?

There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nut job

People keep saying Obama is a Keynesian, even though he was totally born in Hawaii!

I’m still using incandescent light bulbs !

Dear #Attackwatch: Stalin and Lenin called, they want their idea back!

Times like this, we wish we had a Twitter account.

And the first video is out. Found through NiceDeb:

Washington Post Blog: Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of the Internet.

It’s safe to say that in its 24 hours of existence, Attack Watch has already backfired in drumming up support for Obama 2012. This tweet summed it up: “Wow, not only are Obama & Co. incredibly thin-skinned, they’re paranoid.”

UPDATE 9.14 5pm

Video from HotAir story. AllahPundit predicts Attack Watch will disappear later today. We hope not – we haven’t begun to pile on!


Interestingly – AllahPundit scolded us (not us personally, but like-minded bloggers) back in May 2009 that we were extreme to use the word “Socialist” when describing the Democrats. We seldom read HotAir due to its squishy nature, so we’re not sure if AllahPundit has since started paying attention.

UPDATED 9.15 10am

Had to add these new twitter gems:

I’d like to report my neighbour – Bob, for surreptitiously scraping the Obama sticker off the bumper of his Prius.

Dear #attackwatch my neighbor won’t give me all her money even though she makes more than me. Look into this please.

Caught my toddler water-boarding one of his toys in the dog bowl.

New Timex #attackwatch…takes a lickin but keeps on snitchin!!!

My neighbor works hard, takes care of himself, and pays his bills on time. He’s definitely an enemy of the state.

It’s ironic that #attackwatch has only given Conservatives one more thing to point to as evidence of Obama’s Marxist totalitarian mindset.

Our thanks to Jim Messina, the idea man behind AttackWatch. He has shown us that we are not alone in our disgust of the Dear Leader and his policies.

UPDATED 9.16 10am

This is what was missing. AttackWatch is now officially a punchline.

UPDATED 9.19 7pm

Through Radio Patriot – we find AttackWatch.net! “When .com and .org just aren’t enough.”


The Soros Files: How George Soros Undermines America’s Security and Funds the Criminals Lobby

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

A national conference sponsored by America’s Survival, Inc.(ASI)
October 27, 2011, National Press Club – First Amendment Lounge 10 am 4 pm
Open to the press and the public. Light lunch and refreshments provided.


To register in advance please contact Phil Kent (404) 226-3549 or [email protected]

America’s Survival, Inc., one of the leading research and analysis organizations devoted to national security issues, is holding another of its information-packed conferences in Washington, D.C. This conference will honor two former FBI informants, Larry Grathwohl and Brandon Darby, and feature speeches by national crime victim advocate Tina Trent and world-famous blogger Trevor Loudon, who broke the story of Obama official Van Jones’s communist background. ASI President Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist and director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, is also announcing at this conference:

  • Creation of a new data base of information about billionaire hedge fund operator George Soros’s funding of the “progressive” left in the U.S., including such organizations as the ACLU and the Center for American Progress. Soros is regarded as the “puppet master” of the radical left, a major influence on the policies of the Obama Administration, and was identified as a figure who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to defeat George W. Bush in 2004. ASI is compiling a master list of the organizations getting most of the Soros money and analyzing what they are doing with it to carry out the Soros vision of “an open society,” or what Obama describes as the “transformation” of America. Tina Trent and Trevor Loudon are coordinating this project for ASI.
  • The identities of the “Soros Brain Trust” the most important and significant radical left and socialist individuals who guide the thinking of George Soros and the spending of his billions of dollars to influence society and the political process. ASI President Cliff Kincaid will present detailed dossiers on these key operatives in the Soros network.
  • The release of the new book, Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, by Trevor Loudon, the world-famous blogger from New Zealand who critically analyzes the international network of Marxists and other extremists who continue to influence world events in a manner that undermines and subverts the interests of the United States and its Western allies.

The former FBI informants being honored by ASI are:

  • Larry Grathwohl joined the Army in 1964, wanting to go to jump school and be assigned to the 101’st Airborne Division. He got his wish and was assigned to the 2/502 Infantry and was sent to Vietnam in July of 1965. After completing his tour he was assigned to Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and became a Drill Instructor. Upon receiving an Honorable discharge, and while attending the University of Cincinnati, he was recruited by the Cincinnati Police to infiltrate the Weathermen. He would later be working for the FBI and become the only person to go underground with what became known as the Weather Underground. After his cover was blown, he testified before several Federal Grand Juries, the U.S. Senate and at the Mark Felt/Ed Miller FBI trail. He wrote the 1976 book, Bringing Down America (with Frank Reagan), detailing his experiences.
  • Brandon Darby was once a prominent radical who worked with former Black Panther Party members, Palestinian and various other radical groups. However, he rejected the increasing radicalism of his associates and would go on to become an FBI informant in a group that was planning violence at the Republican convention in 2008. He worked with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, helped stop violence against U.S. and Israeli citizens, and provided evidence used to convict two radical left-wingers of domestic terrorism. For this, he has become a major target of the radical left.

Communist Leader: “Six Crucial Tasks for the Left and Progressive Community”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Communist Party USA National Chair Sam Webb has laid out six key points he believes  the US left must take up in order to emerge victorious in the battle for America’s future.

Sam Webb

Since Ronald Reagan was elected president more than three decades ago, right-wing extremists gathered in the Republican Party have been attempting to restructure the role and functions of government to the advantage of the top layers of the capitalist class.

One of their main aims has been to dismantle the bundle of social programs and rights (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and voting, civil, disability, women’s and labor rights, and much more) that were legislated over the past eight decades. These progressive breakthroughs are anathema to them. Instead of triumphs, the right wing sees them as sorry episodes in American history….

What will it take to save these core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win themsustained mass struggle of a broad-based labor-led multiracial movement. Without such a movement it is hard to see how these social protections will be maintained – not to mention improved upon.

Yes, in the White House and Congress there are supporters of social entitlements and rights (and that too is necessary for a winning struggle) but it’s not sufficient. They don’t have the social power to stand up to a right-wing-driven offensive that includes nearly every section of the capitalist class. That social power resides with the masses of people who put elected officials into office.

In these circumstances, the left and progressive community has a crucial role. Here’s what it can, and must, do:

1) Bring to light the linkages between capitalism’s inner dynamics, the capitalist economic crisis and the current onslaught on people’s living standards and rights. In particular, remind everyone that unregulated “free enterprise” that got us into this mess won’t get us out, and that’s where the need for a proactive, pro-people government comes into the picture.

2) Make the case that job creation is the nation’s immediate and overarching priority. In fact, austerity measures at this moment are harmful for working people, for the economy and for our fiscal health in the long term. Indeed, chipping away core social programs would be a dagger to the heart of working people, especially people of color, and exactly the wrong medicine for an economy that limps along due to lack of consumer spending.

3) Put together a strategy that singles out the main obstacle to positive change – right-wing extremism – as well as the main social groups that have to be assembled to preserve America’s social compact and expand it.

4) Elevate the struggle against racism – an ideological and social practice that feeds the corporate bottom line, interweaves with the political project of the far right, and gravely weakens the struggle to defend past gains and win future victories. Qualitative turns in a progressive and radical direction are organically bound up with growing anti-racist thinking and action on the part of white people, especially white workers.

5) Find the forms to unite the broadest possible movement in defense of these programs and rights. Narrow approaches that bypass allies, even temporary ones, set radical against more immediate demands, and minimize the danger from right-wing extremism, are of no help. The task is not to propose the most radical solutions to every problem, but, in the first place, to organize struggles around the demands that millions are ready to fight on.

6) Connect every struggle against the right to the coming national elections.

Not for a long time has the left and progressive community been so badly needed to play its historic role. Let’s do it.

Stripping away the Commspeak, Sam Webb’s message is clear.

Free enterprise, rather than the socialism which actually caused them, must be blamed for America’s economic problems. This lie must then be used to rally and unite all who stand to lose income or jobs in the short term, if government programs are cut. Government jobs programs, which will be controlled and robbed blind by the communists and their allies, must be put forward as the best way out of the “jobs crisis.”

Fighting “racism” must be a priority. This actually means promoting racism. Blacks must be exploited as a voting bloc for the Democrats, “empowered” to demand ever more from Federal and state governments and used to intimidate and harass the left’s opposition.

All who fight for rational and responsible government, confined and restored to its limited Constitutional roles, must be demonized and smeared as “right wing” and “extreme.”

This war will be fought on the streets of America, by a handful of communists and tens thousands of their dupes.

More importantly though, this will be a propaganda war. And that is where the left, trained in the black arts of smearing and demonizing their enemy, and with a largely complicit media, has an advantage.

If you think US left rhetoric has been pretty harsh lately, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


Smug Shot of the Week

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Posted on September 18, 2011 by TheTamminator // Hillbuzz

By now, anyone with half a brain should realize that our White House is full of arrogant, Ivy League criminals who are using our tax dollars to line their own greedy pockets. I plan to highlight these smug gangsters every few days here on Hillbuzz, with the help of artist Jared McAndersen of The Looking Spoon.

I’ll start with our first Smug Shot: Steve Spinner.

You’ve all heard about the Solyndra scandal. At least I hope you have. To get you up to speed, go here , here or here.

Steve Spinner is the smug operator who decided which companies got “loans” from the EPA. You know, your tax dollars. Your hard earned money. Given to a company that is allowed to spend YOUR TAX DOLLARS any way it chooses. Even if that means losing all of that money in bankruptcy. What a cool job!

According to the LA Times:

“Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department’s issuance of $25 billion in government loan guarantees to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama’s top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president’s 2012 reelection campaign.

Spinner did not have any role in the selection of applicants for the loan program and, in fact, was recused from the decision to grant a $535-million loan guarantee to Solyndra Inc. because his wife’s law firm represented the company, administration officials said Friday.

But Spinner’s role as a top official in the Energy Department program, which had not been previously revealed, is likely to spur new inquiries into whether political influence played a role in the handling of the “green” energy fund. Solyndra faces a congressional probe, a criminal investigation and separate internal inquiries at the Energy and Treasury departments.”

By the way, I wonder who got Stevie’s wife that job at Solyndra’s law firm? What am I worrying about. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.

Anyway, you’ll never guess who Stevie-poo is working for now: The Center For American Progress. Yup, a George Soros operation. Isn’t THAT just too smug?

So in honor of Steve “the spin” Spinner’s less than above board “grant” activities, I’m posting this pay-to-play scum-ball as smug shot of the week

I hope to see him in an orange jump suit, some day very soon.


Trevor Loudon’s US Schedule – Support Requested

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

I will be spending much of October and November traveling in the United States – researching, meeting contacts, speaking and promoting my soon to be released book “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.”

Below is a preliminary schedule for those who might wish to catch up with me when I’m in the country. I have several confirmed engagements (specific details to come soon), but more may yet be added.

So far:

October 11-13 (approximately) Los Angeles, California

October 15 Speaking in Salem, Oregon

October 17-18 Speaking in Phoenix, Arizona

October 19, Addressing a Tea Party meeting in New Jersey

October 22, Speaking at the Northwest Arkansas Freedom Fair, Fayettville, Arkansas

October 27, Speaking at the America’s Survival’s “The Soros Files” conference at the National Press Club, Washinton DC

October 31 – November 1, Speaking at meetings in Florida

November 3-9 (approximately), New York

If you want to meet me, hear me speak or talk to me about the trip, please email me through the contact button above.

A few weeks ago I appealed through this blog for some funding to help with this trip.

I got an excellent response, which covered a big portion of the airfares and some accommodation costs.

I am appealing again now, because the trip has gotten much longer, with extra speaking engagements, involving greater than originally anticipated costs. That’s good news all round and may get even better yet, with more speaking and media engagements.

Part of the trip will also includes the  wrap up  research for another book, which I plan to release early next year. Details later!

If you are able to help in any way, please support my trip through the Contribute button here.

Looking forward to meeting many of you I have corresponded with and doing what I can to educate more Americans on the threats your great country now faces.