October 11, 2008 — Assigned Reading

Farrakhan on Obama: ‘The Messiah is Absolutely Speaking’
(FROM: WorldNetDaily) Just read this one. Read it from top to bottom, and then read it again. Does nobody else see a problem with this? Does nobody else find it odd that Barack Obama is lauded by Louis Farrakhan as “the herald of the Messiah?” Does nobody else get a chill running down their spine–as opposed to a thrill running up their leg–when Farrakhan says the following?

“Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanics, native Americans, blacks? Would God do something like that? Yeah. Of course he would. That’s to show you that the stone that the builders rejected has become the headstone of the corner. This is a sign to you. It’s the time of our rise. It’s the time that we should take our place. The future is all about you.”


Obama, to his credit, repudiated Farrakhan back in the spring, but the American people should know better. Farrakhan, like Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Otis Moss III and William Ayers, is a fixture in the Chicago-area power base. Pfleger and Wright have repeatedly praised the man who, in turn, has nothing by wonderful things to say about Obama. None of these people are good news. They all preach hate in the name of unity and advocate violence in the name of peace, and they all have one thing in common … Senator Obama.

Fictitious Donors Found in Obama Finance Records
(FROM: The New York Times) I give the New York Times credit for actually running this story. Actually, I don’t. It was run on page A-16, I think, but I know that if the story had been about John McCain, it would have been above the fold on the front cover. Furthermore, what amazes me is that the Times actually states that “[i]t is unclear why someone making a political donation would want to enter a false name” and suggests that it was done for privacy reasons. Privacy? Come on. It was one of two things — fraud, or contributions from overseas. Regardless, why isn’t the media trumpeting this with the same fervor and enthusiasm with which they reported on Hillary Clinton’s donations from Norman Hsu?

Obama Camp Downplays ACORN Payments
(FROM: The Washington Times) During the primaries, Barack Obama’s campaign paid $832,598 to ACORN-affiliated Citizens Services Inc. for feet-on-the-street work. ACORN–the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now–as it turns out, is now being federally investigated for voter fraud in ten different states. This is also a group which now receives $500 million in taxpayer money annually after Congress weaseled a provision into the last piece of socialist stop-gap legislation, the $300 billion housing bailout bill passed and signed by President Bush this summer. $500 million per year. To ACORN. I’ll let that sink in.

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Alaska Committee Finds Palin Abused Power
(FROM: CNN) First, Palin was already cleared of any allegations by the initial investigation — that is, one which wasn’t instigated by supporters of Barack Obama. Second, where in this particular article does it mention that the trooper in question tasered a 10-year-old boy and threatened the life of Sarah Palin’s father? Third, wanna bet which story gets more coverage, this one or the story about Obama’s involvement with ACORN? Here’s a clue from the article, by the way, that this investigation was politically-motivated:

The bipartisan Legislative Council, which commissioned the investigation after Monegan was fired, unanimously adopted the 263-page public report after a marathon executive session Friday.

About 1,000 more pages of documents compiled during the inquiry will remain confidential because they involve private personnel matters, according to the council’s chairman, state Sen. Kim Elton.

“I believe that these findings may help people come to a conclusion on how they should vote” in the presidential election, Elton said.

So, is this about Palin and a trooper and power, or is this about influencing voters in an attempt to benefit Barack Obama in the upcoming election? Give me a break.

The End of American Capitalism?
(FROM: The Washington Post) And as we prepare to nationalize banks, where do we go from here? Medicine? Transportation and aviation? What’s amazing to me is that the blame for our current economic crisis is shifting to “the hands-off brand of capitalism” instead of being placed on an overreaching federal government where it belongs. While regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–such as the kind called for by John McCain in 2005 would have helped here, the regulation in question was needed more to keep our government action in check than anything else. The free market is the answer, but the politicians on Capitol Hill need to let it work.

Florida Cop Under Fire for Using Obama’s Middle Name ‘Hussein’

(FROM: The Post Chronicle) Last I checked, Barack Obama’s middle name is actually Hussein. Sheriff Mike Scott is likewise actually under investigation for using someone’s actual middle name. Kind of reminds me of how radio host Bill Cunningham used it back in February, only then John McCain chided him immediately afterwards for doing so and, hopefully, this time he’ll keep his mouth shut. McCain’s tendency to take high ground at all political costs, after all, was a major concern back then:

The placating gestures by McCain today, I fear, sheds light on a general election which will be fought not on foreign policy, economics or cultural issues but rather on soundbites, superficiality and white guilt. Once again, political correctness will put another nail in the coffin of the United States of America, and Sen. John McCain will apparently be wielding the hammer.

The Coming Obama Thugocracy
(FROM: National Review) The actions taken by the Obama camp so far in this election cycle, whether it be deploying so-called “Truth Squads” in Mizzouri to curtail anti-Obama speech or whether it be attempting to prevent investigative journalists critical of Obama–such as Stanley Kurtz, David Freddoso and Jerome Corsi–from addressing the masses on the radio, should be prima facie evidence that Obama will attempt to spit on the First Amendment by pushing for and supporting the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine should be assume the presidency in January 2009. This piece, by Michael Barone, goes into great detail on his history of suppressing political speech so far.

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  1. onetrueuber says:

    What on earth is the hold up with the Berg case??? Why is the judge stalling?

    I know you don’t know but it’s driving me (and I’ll bet countless others) nuts.

    Doesn’t he get there’s a time crunch in play here? lol

  2. onetrueuber says:

    PS…I don’t give Obama any credit for repudiating Farrakhan. It’s an election year conversion, just like his tossing of J. Wright under that bus of his.

    PPS…Regarding the Tasergate thing…I read a comment somewhere that I hadn’t thought of but seems pretty logical:

    If Palin had been hellbent with a crazed family vendetta to get Wooten canned to the point that she fired Monnegan for not firing him, wouldn’t she have ensured the next guy would TCB? And yet…Wooten still is employed as a trooper.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Farrakhan knows like Obama’s Muslim friends and family in Kenya that he is a Muslim who converted only for political convenience and gains!
    That is the reason why it is not surprising at all that Farrakhan advertised Obama to his Muslim congregants.

    It is also not surprising that Obama has been supporting a Kenyan Muslim leader in Kenya during the elections.
    Any sincere, honest and genuine convert to Christianity would automatically have supported during the Kenyan elections the Christian leaders. Obama did not and supported the Muslim leaders only! It is very telling I have to say.

    Conclusion: Obama is a closet Muslim who follows the Muslim traditions of using any subterfuges available to deceive his “enemies” and accomplish his goals.
    He follows in the footsteps of Mohammed who as a ruthless, evil and criminal deceiver of the vilest kind! It is a historical fact, it is not an opinion from me. Read Robert Spencer’s book on Mohammed and you will see the true picture of this evil man called Mohammed!

  4. Anonymous says:

    A perspective on the role of community organizer:

    “Cloward-Piven Strategy”
    Quote: * Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis

    First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

    Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue a black man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty” in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called “crisis strategy” or “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.

    In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when “the rest of society is afraid of them,” Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would “the rest of society” accept their demands.

    The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven’s early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. “Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.

    The authors noted that the number of Americans subsisting on welfare — about 8 million, at the time — probably represented less than half the number who were technically eligible for full benefits. They proposed a “massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.” Cloward and Piven calculated that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their entitlements would bankrupt the system. The result, they predicted, would be “a profound financial and political crisis” that would unleash “powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level.”

    Their article called for “cadres of aggressive organizers” to use “demonstrations to create a climate of militancy.” Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of “a federal program of income redistribution,” in the form of a guaranteed living income for all — working and non-working people alike. Local officials would clutch at this idea like drowning men to a lifeline. They would apply pressure on Washington to implement it. With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act. This was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet. The flood of demands was calculated to break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down. Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown — providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change. That was the theory.

    Cloward and Piven recruited a militant black organizer named George Wiley to lead their new movement. In the summer of 1967, Wiley founded the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO). His tactics closely followed the recommendations set out in Cloward and Piven’s article. His followers invaded welfare offices across the United States — often violently — bullying social workers and loudly demanding every penny to which the law “entitled” them. By 1969, NWRO claimed a dues-paying membership of 22,500 families, with 523 chapters across the nation.

    Regarding Wiley’s tactics, The New York Times commented on September 27, 1970, “There have been sit-ins in legislative chambers, including a United States Senate committee hearing, mass demonstrations of several thousand welfare recipients, school boycotts, picket lines, mounted police, tear gas, arrests – and, on occasion, rock-throwing, smashed glass doors, overturned desks, scattered papers and ripped-out phones.”These methods proved effective. “The flooding succeeded beyond Wiley’s wildest dreams,” writes Sol Stern in the City Journal. “From 1965 to 1974, the number of single-parent households on welfare soared from 4.3 million to 10.8 million, despite mostly flush economic times. By the early 1970s, one person was on the welfare rolls in New York City for every two working in the city’s private economy.”As a direct result of its massive welfare spending, New York City was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1975. The entire state of New York nearly went down with it. The Cloward-Piven strategy had proved its effectiveness.

    The Cloward-Piven strategy depended on surprise. Once society recovered from the initial shock, the backlash began. New York’s welfare crisis horrified America, giving rise to a reform movement which culminated in “the end of welfare as we know it” — the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which imposed time limits on federal welfare, along with strict eligibility and work requirements. Both Cloward and Piven attended the White House signing of the bill as guests of President Clinton.

    Most Americans to this day have never heard of Cloward and Piven. But New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani attempted to expose them in the late 1990s. As his drive for welfare reform gained momentum, Giuliani accused the militant scholars by name, citing their 1966 manifesto as evidence that they had engaged in deliberate economic sabotage. “This wasn’t an accident,” Giuliani charged in a 1997 speech. “It wasn’t an atmospheric thing, it wasn’t supernatural. This is the result of policies and programs designed to have the maximum number of people get on welfare.”

    Cloward and Piven never again revealed their intentions as candidly as they had in their 1966 article. Even so, their activism in subsequent years continued to rely on the tactic of overloading the system. When the public caught on to their welfare scheme, Cloward and Piven simply moved on, applying pressure to other sectors of the bureaucracy, wherever they detected weakness.

    In 1982, partisans of the Cloward-Piven strategy founded a new “voting rights movement,” which purported to take up the unfinished work of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Like ACORN, the organization that spear-headed this campaign, the new “voting rights” movement was led by veterans of George Wiley’s welfare rights crusade. Its flagship organizations were Project Vote and Human SERVE, both founded in 1982. Project Vote is an ACORN front group, launched by former NWRO organizer and ACORN co-founder Zach Polett. Human SERVE was founded by Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, along with a former NWRO organizer named Hulbert James.

    All three of these organizations — ACORN, Project Vote and Human SERVE — set to work lobbying energetically for the so-called Motor-Voter law, which Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993. The Motor-Voter bill is largely responsible for swamping the voter rolls with “dead wood” — invalid registrations signed in the name of deceased, ineligible or non-existent people — thus opening the door to the unprecedented levels of voter fraud and “voter disenfranchisement” claims that followed in subsequent elections.

    The new “voting rights” coalition combines mass voter registration drives — typically featuring high levels of fraud — with systematic intimidation of election officials in the form of frivolous lawsuits, unfounded charges of “racism” and “disenfranchisement,” and “direct action” (street protests, violent or otherwise). Just as they swamped America’s welfare offices in the 1960s, Cloward-Piven devotees now seek to overwhelm the nation’s understaffed and poorly policed electoral system. Their tactics set the stage for the Florida recount crisis of 2000, and have introduced a level of fear, tension and foreboding to U.S. elections heretofore encountered mainly in Third World countries.

    Both the Living Wage and Voting Rights movements depend heavily on financial support from George Soros’s Open Society Institute and his “Shadow Party,” through whose support the Cloward-Piven strategy continues to provide a blueprint for some of the Left’s most ambitious campaigns. end quote

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m beginning to panic. Mccain was not my first choice but at this point I feel he is the only sane choice.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You will notice that the News Agencies leave out the Fact that Monegan was offered another Position, but “he” refused. They also leave out The Trooper
    drinking alcohol in his patrol car, plus the fact
    that he is still on the job.

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  9. Goldie says:

    Wright’s “church” is not a church. It’s a gathering place for people who hate America and want Her to pay for sins She didn’t bring here. That was the English and the Dutch.

    It’s a political cesspool diguised as a church to get off tax free. Nothing more.

  10. Ted says:

    Rezko, Wright, Raines, Ayers … and now Acorn!!! This is over the top. Obama’s a fraud and should not be allowed anywhere near the White House.

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