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September 20, 2009

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clarice

Also SEIU--but I can't figure it out yet..Sure we could get "performance artists" hooking for Obama..but where does the msm and SEIU come in?

Perhaps we have videographers going to the MSM with proof of misuse of federal funds in exchange for pimping for O, and them turning it down..but the SEIU bit is still not clear to me.

centralcal

Like a mom getting ready for her child's big game, I am so rooting for AB against the media!

clarice


The SEIU funded Wicks' anti-WalMart campaign.

Still can't put the pieces together though.

MDr

Targeting the MSM? Duh? Breitbart said that was one of his goals with the ACORN sting. Am I the only one that saw that interview on Fox with Hannah & Breithart? He said it, the Fox interviewer must have missed it, because he quickly moved on.

It doesn't take hidden videos of the MSM to start exposong them. Faster ...... Please!

clarice

So she and Obama are funded by SEIU who lends the muscle esp in the caucus states..she goes on to do "community outreach" for O thru the WH where she's the boss of Yosi caught muscling artists to prostitute themselves for Obama and then--

I suppose the msm turns down the story..

Does the SEIU threaten non-cooperating artists?Offer to get them federal grants? What?

Where's the imaginative TS when we need her?

clarice

The Hill:

Obama open to newspaper bailout bill
By Michael O'Brien - 09/20/09 04:24 PM ET
The president said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.

"I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them," Obama told the editors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade in an interview.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced S. 673, the so-called "Newspaper Revitalization Act," that would give outlets tax deals if they were to restructure as 501(c)(3) corporations. That bill has so far attracted one cosponsor, Cardin's Maryland colleague Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had played down the possibility of government assistance for news organizations, which have been hit by an economic downturn and dwindling ad revenue.

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What a miserable idea!! Come on Breitbart, tie the msm into this corruption and kill that bill DEAD.

centralcal

Clarice: I saw Tops over at the Green Room forum at HotAir, where the Breitbart hints were being discussed. She too is of the mind that AB is after the media (only one of her two themes).

I keep coming back to AB's "out of left field." It is like he might have been going after the letter A and then found the letter S (for scandal?).

MDr

Because I have more football to watch - hence can't answer questions, ie probably won't be back ......

"exposong" - of the popular (populist/grassroots) genre, a type of song/lyrcis/music that is "sweet' to my ear/strikes a chord/has resonance.

OK. I Barry'd (lied). Typo :)

centralcal

Clarice: Here is what Tops posted yesterday afternoon:

"Honestly people, I don’t think this has to do with Obama directly. I think Briebart’s sites are on the enablers in the media and/of the corruption of the Democrat party more specifically.

Think of it this way — that Obama got elected is not directly his doing.

The media all but ignored Obama other than glowing love pieces. Also, the media looks the other way at all levels of Democrat impropriety and illegal activity.( for example, Does anyone think if some dude who had Tang like docs on John Kerry was communicating with Karl Rove directly and then Rove was coordinating the info with Fox, the media in general would have made that a huge story if it leaked out???? - As it stood the yawned when Joe Lockhart said it was no big deal.

Sarah Palin hit the scene and suddenly the media needed to do their job and throughly upside down vet the hick chick Governor from being #2 while the dude wanting to #1 voted present his entire thin career.

Briebart’s op-ed was clea to mer. He’s going to expose the general wide-spread corruption of the Democrat party and their partnership with the media elite and this elite’s systemic cover-up of it."

clarice

It appears to be his general plan but specifically what will the next video show?

It has to be the msm knowing about wrongdoing by Obama/Wicks/SEIU and refusing to publicize it.

centralcal

Maybe, just maybe, because we are all into the "video taping" of ACORN, we are rather stuck on that medium?

I really don't know what AB stumbled onto out of left field (my words - stumbled onto - not his), but does it necessarily have to be a video tape?

clarice

I think it does have to be taped to make it a bombshell..otherwise it's he said/he said.

Pagar

"He’s going to expose the general wide-spread corruption of the Democrat party"

There is a lot to expose whether it's the Democrats in General or Obama in particular:

Here's an Obama bundler shown in the picture in LUN who allegedly made off with 80-90 million dollars of OPM. Some say he is overseas. Some say a lot of money came into the Obama campaign from unknown sources.

Anyone suspect that American authorities aren't really looking too hard for that 80-90 million dollars and the people who know about it?

centralcal

Good point, Clarice.

matt

Here comes the state owned media. Obama said to the Pittsburgh paper and Toledo Blade he is open to bail out bills for the mainstream press. This is disgusting.

The president is also getting ready to sell us out on Afghanistan. LUN.

Please Andrew, work faster. We have kill the MSM now before it becomes the ministry of propaganda.

Extraneus

Didn't someone muse about whether James and Hannah might have tapes of MSM refusing their ACORN scoop? I know I'd enjoy seeing those.

clarice

Well, I'm going to work on dinner. Maybe the idea will come to me then.

MayBee

It occurs to me BigGovernment.com works the way Obama's expose the lies was supposed to work.

TOPSECRETK9

Buffy Wicks worked on Howard Dean's campaign I believe, he was the head of DNC last year.

TOPSECRETK9

more fodder-- Iowahawk linked Wicks' picture at ACe's and then later said:

Nota bene: Iowahawk fucked up, royally.

Now shut alla your mouths. By tomorrow PM things will be clearer.
Posted by: iowahawk at September 20, 2009 02:21 PM (hqvM3)

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

I thought I Buffy she was involved in the Texas Caucuses as well. Here's a sample from a 2008 article (LUN) on the Texas Dem race:

Wicks, Obama's Texas deputy field director,
this week put out a call for even more,
telling Obama supporters in an e-mail that
"we have only a few days left to create the
same kind of organization in Texas that you
spent almost a year building in California"
and urges young voters in California to staff
phone banks for the candidate either in
Texas or back home in the Golden State.

There were many shenanigans in Texas caucuses, and Broomstick One and her staff were tres' displeased IIRC. Would it be too much to hope that some of the RW's staff has made contact with Breitbart with some dish on Buffy and her Texas cohorts domplete with hard evidence of voter fraud implicating SEIU and the ACORN gang?

I think that would have more impact than more NEA stuff, don't you?

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Sorry, I forgot the LUN. Here 'tis.

TOPSECRETK9

Someone metioned (maybe Ace, maybe hotair) that Brerbart mentioned it had to do with Hollywood...also, it was mentioned and I do believe that Breibart has rattled the giant and people are afraid and talking.

Dennis D

Stewart was correct that Hannah and James looked like they were from High School Musical. Imagine what a more believeable pair would have uncovered. I still can't believe the dopes at ACORN bought the Chinchilla Wrap thing. Even Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch never wore that.

flodigarry

Wasn't SEIU involved in some shady doings with regard to attendance at the caucuses in Las Vegas, and Hillary supporters got played?

Gabriel Sutherland

Go watch this "Uncommon Knowledge" segment with Andrew Breitbart. It's from the end of May 2009. In the video Breitbart talks about his upcoming projects. One of them is Big Government. The other one he talks about is Big Education.

I'm not sure if whatever he is breaking is unrelated to the ACORN goods. I think it is related. My guess is he's got the goods on the SEIU in Illinois.

The SEIU Local 880 is no longer. It is now SEIU Health Care Illinois-Indiana. It is a huge union that throws away money like it is flour. This union was a public-private partnership with ACORN. The books were all handled by Citizens Services Inc.

Gabriel Sutherland

Here's the video link for "Uncommon Knowledge".

Youtube Link

ben

No need to panic. Liberal rags will become non-profit liberal rags which everyone will know are liberal rags and nobody will read them or advertise in them. Why not just have a state owned paper called Obamapravda published by the WH "information service".

DebinNC

Defending against an Alinsky campaign... Breitbart and Beck are doing what Republicans in Congress won't. The writer advocates a focus on beating blue dogs, and (red) state governors investigating corrupt safe-seat Dems in their states.

centralcal

Tops, it is my birthday and I have had company, and now must run out for dinner, but I want to thank you for stopping in and giving us all your take on things!

Thank you.

hit and run

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CENTRALCAL!!!

I have to go now and flog my sources. How did this one get past them?

Extraneus

Heh. Won't happen next year, huh? 9/20. Even I'll remember that.

Happy Birthday, cc.

megapotamus

Could a "Food Lion" type inducement yield benefits? Also there was the pyrotechnic treatment of side-saddle gas tanks. Like in law enforcement, it is pretty tough to catch crime in the act unless you know when and where the act is likely to occur. That is what these sting operations do and there is a serious knock-on advantage. Everything Brietbart is going to break I guarantee is already in the can but the ACORNies, NEAcs and the other hucksters slavering at the thought of Free Munny now have to think twice whenever a party or opportunity comes a-knocking.

Extraneus

And where will we be this time next year? Besides hundreds of billions stimulating all the votes they can buy, I mean.

Topsecretk9

u r so sweet Centracal and happy birthday and have fun!

DrJ

Happy birthday ccal!!!!

Jane

Why the hell didn't we know it is CC's birthday? Elliott you are falling down on the job. You too Hit.

"He’s going to expose the general wide-spread corruption of the Democrat party"

Most of us know it by heart.

I tried to drag the info out of Katie last week(remember her?) who spent 9-12 at the IL Tea party with Insty and Breitbart, but she wouldn't give up a speck. She did lead me to believe that there is more than just one thing coming up tho. It better break by the time I'm on the radio or I will not be happy.

Jane

Oh, and HAPPY Birthday Centralcal! Hope it is absolutely FAB!

daddy

Good News everyone,

Obama's going to be On David Letterman's Show tomorrow night, so if you're bummed because you missed his 5 TV appearances today, you'll still get a chance to see him tomorrow. Enjoy!

bad

Happy Birthday, CC!! May your day include great booze, dark chocolate, and hot men....

bishop

So Elliot, you have the list, where is it kept 'in a mayonaisse jar, next to Funk n Wagnalls'. Now Arthur Chance offers some good advice, keep in mind though he has expressed strong reservations toward the Governor, as he represents the Old Guard

Fresh Air

Guys, I really wouldn't worry so much about Cardin's stupid-ass bill. Converting newspapers to not-for-profits is a hell of a feat for starters. I'm not aware of it ever being done on a widespread basis, and can't think of a single large (or even small) public company that has ever converted to 501(c)(3) status. You have to take out the public shareholders, first of all, which isn't so easy to do. The legal thickets of something like this are massive.

Suppose, for example, Rupert Murdoch would rather buy the Daily News than watch it convert to a tax-advantaged status in his market. Is a federal judge going to allow the only viable buyer for the public shareholders to walk so the "greater public good" can be served? And certainly, if there is room for Murdoch to buy names and operating assets, there is room for others--at least as it relates to the stronger papers and better markets. It may come as a surprise to Ben Cardin, but Gannett, Hearst and Lee Enterprises are actually in business...wait for it...to make money. That they can't do so currently does not mean they are eager to convert to the NPR model of news.

Second, the core newspaper business is imploding. The Sun-Slimes, here in Chicago, lost $50 million in the first six months of the year on sales of $130 million. Its ad revenues were down like 40 percent, year-over-year. Many papers are not viable businesses regardless of their tax status. They spend too much and take in too little. Paying their taxes is not the problem.

So, I know, the next idea is that George Soros or some other liberal sugardaddy will fund all these stinkers until the end of time, churning out leftwing propaganda on every streetcorner. Perhaps for the New York Slimes would merit this sort of largesse, but is the Aurora Beacon-News going to get it? What about the Sacramento Bee, the Oregonian, etc.? There are still over 1,000 newspapers operating in the U.S. Most of them are barely covering their cash flow and virtually all of them are at 20-year lows in terms of staff headcount. The idea that they will come roaring back as non-profits is fanciful.

Furthemore, the AP is the essence of the liberal leukemia that flows through the newspapers in this country. It cannot exist without assessing its member papers (all of which collectively own it) a fee. A not-for-profit wire service would be even more challenging, given that AP already suffers from rate pushback. The continuing disappearance of small and mid-sized papers will make AP's enterprise even harder to justify.

You all already know what the public outrage to this kind of largesse would be. But also keep in mind the other reason why this won't happen: Propaganda is dull.

hit and run

You do know that you're on the list, right bishop?

OK. Your time is coming and it's measured in weeks not months.

The List Knows

sam

Newspapers converting to non-profits?

Aren't they already non-profit? They aren't making any money, are they?

Bill Woods

When I saw the suggestion that the "NEA" would be the next target, my heart leapt.

But ... the "National Endowment of the Arts"? That's pretty small beer.

Jane

OT: Did you guys see this at Don Surber's? It's an email he received, complete with a pix.

Dear President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature.

It is now official: You are morons.

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 - you have had 234 years to get it right; it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935 - you have had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - you have had 71 years to get it right; it is broke.

War on Poverty started in 1964 - you have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor”; it hasn’t worked.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - you’ve had 44 years to get it right; they’re broke

Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - you have had 39 years to get it right; it is broke

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that “services” you shove down our throats are failing faster and faster, you want Americans to believe you can be trusted with a government-run health care system?

15% of our economy? Are you crazy?

Truly, the inmates are running the asylum! (Maybe we need to let others in on this brilliant record before 2010 and just vote against incumbents.)

So once again… it’s official.

You are ALL morons regardless of your political leanings.

clarice

Gabriel, Interestingly he talks about how Kos serves to smother anti-administration stories before the media has to deal with them and mentions Soros' money--SEIU contributes a lot of Kos I believe. Perhaps the story is how the WH and right wing bloggers and NEA and SEIU and ACORN worked together.

MayBee

Happy Birthday, Central Cal!

hrtshpdbox

Perhaps the story is how the WH and right wing bloggers and NEA and SEIU and ACORN worked together.

I hope Tom Maguire isn't one of the complicit right wing bloggers!

clarice

OOPS,hrtshpd--of course, I meant left wing bloggers and THNX for the catch..

Chris

Even Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch never wore that.

Posted by: Dennis D | September 20, 2009 at 07:32 PM

You sure about that?

ATeambattlesSatan'saliens

ACORN was Obama suing over guaranteed loans for CHA like the Chinese ones just before the crash. We can't see his law suit records 'cause they raised the bar. He also sued over those Delaware CCs, but mostly left 'em alone for the VP pals.

Move On? MoveOn? Plame and Obama's CIA informant daddy - see why you trust CIA.

daddy

Wonder if the topic of Letterman's heart surgery will come up on the Obama Show, and that unlike ACORN, Obama will know all about the particulars, and how it'll be free for everybody?

Hope we'll have experts standing by to quickly give us the truth about that talking point.

Elliott

Happy birthday, centralcal!

rse

OT but too illustrative of obtuseness not to post.

Can anyone give a charitable reason to wear this to a posthumous medal of honor ceremony?

LUN

sbw

Obama may be open to the Nullify Newspapers bill, but NO newspaper will bite on it. Some publications may fall victim to it, but they won't be newspapers... anymore.

bad

rse, thanks for the link. The first lady is, once again, ill-advised by her advisors. She should fire them all.

Porchlight

You are too charitable, bad. Despite the advice she's getting, she should know better. Who knows - maybe they're telling her the charcoal linen suit would be more appropriate and she's overriding them? I wouldn't be at all surprised.

Original MikeS

...a charitable reason to wear this to a posthumous medal of honor ceremony?

A courageous woman. She doesn't feel compelled to follow in the footsteps of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

flodigarry

MO puts the "K" in Klassy. I'm guessing it was intentional as she wanted grab as much attention as possible. An empathetic person would have worn a much more self-effacing outfit to an event that was not 'all about her'...

Fresh Air

Good god is that tacky! It looks like a white dress that got hit with a pepperoni pizza from a catapult. She has no taste, no class and no manners. He has no class and no manners, but at least his suits are decent.

peter

OT, can you imagine facing criminal charges for expressing an opinion that Muhammed was a warlord and that burqas represent bondage? LUN

Thomas Collins

Happy Birthday, centralcal!

clarice

Tut , tut..let's not be catty. (Actually I think Ann called it on that outfit yesterday.)
She probably was leaving right after that ceremony to do an undercover sting video at an ACORN office .

bad

LOL

matt

naw, they found David Brooks in bed with Maureen Dowd..

oh, that's not news? she's slept with everyone? in Manhattan? oh, never mind....

Terry Gain

But look at those arms.

glenda

centralcal..I hope you birthday was joyous and you have many, many, more!♥

Ann

Heh, they're stealing my stuff. I had that dishonorable dress up two nights ago, on the Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous Thread. However, I included the junk in the trunk photo which really tells a better story.

Photobucket

I commented that Michelle looked like she stepped on an IED. Thank goodness she left the ammo belt at home this time. :)

clarice

And then there's yesterday's outfit.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3939423874_8948252735_o.jpg

JM Hanes

What I want to see Breitbart exposing are all the incestuous, and illegal, relationships between proliferating quasi-governmental "service organizations," as well as actual agencies, and White House political engineering. Obama's claim that running a national campaign was a bona fide credential for the Presidency seems prophetic. He & Axelrod seem to regard the entire federal government as Team Obama writ large.

You'd have to be preternaturally creative to get that on video, but Breitbart doesn't strike me as the one trick pony type when it comes to packaging.

Ann

Oops, thanks Clarice!

and

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CC ♥ ♥ ♥

and

♥ ♥ ♥ to bad, too.
Glad to see you back at JOM!

Ann

LOL

Photobucket

Clarice's wiseass picture! :)

clarice

JM, If it is Buffy--she is service lady No 1 in the WH and linked tightly to SEIU,the Dem party and Obama..

Original MikeS

Oh sure, sometimes she dress funny
but she's a sweet woman with a kind heart.

daddy

Wasn't Joseph wearing something like that when he was sold into slavery by the brothers?

Old Lurker

Happy Birthday, CCal

JM Hanes

Anne:

Let's not leave out poor, poor pitiful Nancy, who is really struggling on the fashion front. She needs to hit up the Boob Czar for her own ammo belt and bows to give that depressing gray a little lift, so to speak.

Runner Up

Do you think she botoxes her suits?

glenda

OMS..I think Mrs. Sarkosy, besides being the stylish Ms.Bruni, is on our side..I would love to know what precipitated that "death glare"..and Carla, staring into space, was well aware of it!
Mas, Qui? Any Parisians out there that could fill us in?

JM Hanes

Clarice: Add Organizing for America, Soros & Chicago to that stew and I'll head out to the ice floe with a smile on my face.


Many happy returns of the b'day centralcal!

centralcal

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes.

I am glad Ann showed up so she could lay claim (rightfully) for nailing Michelle and her IED blood splattered dress before the rest of the blogs caught on. (Actually, I think a lot of folks read the comments here and steal ideas. Just sayin') But, I have to say, Clarice really did find a metaphor appropriate for the bondage belt! Thanks Ann for posting that, too.

clarice

Biggovernment.com reports that a White House website encouraging volunteerism filters applicants to ACORN http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/18/taxpayer-funded-serve-gov-filtering-activists-to-acorn/>First shoe dropping?<.a>

bishop

How do you link a Jpeg like that, in the LUN, a picture the nutroots went well nuts over, last Memorial Day

C.R.

It's the NEA. Breitbart has a new article up on biggovernment.com. The last bit:

"At the very least, filmmaker James O’Keefe and actress Hannah Giles deserve a Pulitzer Prize for their expose of deep corruption and unspeakable immorality at the ACORN housing division. But more important, I won’t rest until they receive a grant to continue their partisan artistry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

That’s this week’s mission."

matt

actually Mme. Sarko is a left winger.

BTW Obama is expected to announce a drastic reduction in the U.S. nuclear arsenal as the centerpiece of his address to the UN next month. So there goes the whole MAD theory....the man is Carter cubed.

flodigarry

Clarice - Also, Big Hollywood has a "pre-game" report up on the announcement.

clarice

bishop, what a cool idea. I clicked on your name and the pic came up on my screen.

mcg

Head over to biggovernment.com, folks, looks like he's starting to trickle it out.

bishop

*<http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_EdxtKxaE3fk/Sh39fCHywHI/AAAAAAAAAJk/uC8mToHLnm8/s1600-h/fairbanksmemorialday02_may252009.jpg>

Rob Crawford

Converting newspapers to not-for-profits is a hell of a feat for starters... You have to take out the public shareholders, first of all, which isn't so easy to do. The legal thickets of something like this are massive.

Talk to the GM and Chrysler bondholders about that.

centralcal

The Big Hollywood report (thanks flodigarry) confirms that the NEA is the target.

Interesting.

Rocco

Buffy Wicks introduces USAservice.org

clarice

The Big Hollywood story confirms it is about the NEA, the artists being bought with NEA funds in a program coordinated by Buffy to promote Obamacare..It's a good set up for the goal.

bishop

I maybe terribly naive, but is this legal, not to mention ethical?

Ann

Jim Treacher has made the Boob Czar FAMOUS!

CC, Hope you had a wonderful day. And thanks!

JMH,

Poor Nancy, indeed. I can never get past her pea size brain, her botox, her clacking teeth and her vast collection of gigantic pearls to get any further than her aged neck.
Once in awhile, I notice her bosoms could use a belt out of Michelle's closet.

(Somedays, I think I should replace the dear deceased Richard Blackwell of the “Worst Dressed“ list fame. lol)

clarice

Where's Caro?

I think there's money in signs and stickers and T-shirts saying,
"We're all community organizers now!"

JM Hanes

bishop: I only know how to grab a photo, and link to a reduced version at photobucket, but here's a preview:

Ruby Slippers

And here's your original.

Rocco

Check out this propaganda from Shepard Fairey, designer of Obama's Hope poster.

clarice

OT: The insane killer who escaped (for a second time) while on a field trip from the insane asylum in Washington State was recaptured.

How crazy are the authorities there--you decide:
"Knezovich expressed dismay that Paul aroused no suspicion when he left the mental institution with a backpack loaded with clothing, food, an electric guitar and $50 from a Social Security check."It appears that Mr. Paul had planned this for quite some time," he said.


The field trip to the fair, which included 30 other patients, is an annual event that Paul easily could have anticipated, Reagan said.


Jim Stevenson, a spokesman for the state Department of Social and Health Services, said Paul received an injection designed to maintain his mental stability for about two weeks on Wednesday. Only at the end of that period would he have needed another dose to avoid the potential for a serious deterioration of his mental condition, Stevenson said.

"

Maybe we ought to consider another word for carp--something like Snohomish.

JM Hanes

clarice: This woman's heart is definitely in the right place, but I'd love to see the caro version.


Organize This

Personally, I'd have gone with "Organize This!"

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