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HONK HONK HONK!   ~LTG

Democrat Congresswoman Says We Don’t Deserve to Keep Our Money

The mind of the Left is a snake pit.

Democrats/Liberals/Progressives mainly succeed in masking their true selves. Every now and then, however, one of them lets slip their mask with a telling quip that reveals the monster behind the mask.

Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky

On Wednesday, Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois was a guest on a Chicago radio show — Don Wade and Roma’s show on WLS 890 AM.

The Congresswoman said Americans “don’t deserve” to keep the money we earned because “we need taxes to support our society.”

She said:

“I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of it and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at the National Institute of Health who are looking for a cure for cancer.”

Notice, however, that Schakowsky made no mention of the Department of Education or the National Endowment for the Humanities or National Public Radio or the many programs and bureaucracies that are utter wastes of taxpayers’ monies.

To hear the interview: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky joins Don Wade and Roma

Schakowsky also says one reason the 2009 stimulus bill did not succeed was because it was not large enough.

Ever ready to carry the water for Obama, Schakowsky, a Reform Jew, also sounded off on the loss to Republican Bob Turner of Anthony Weiner’s House seat in New York’s heavily Jewish District 9.  Schakowsky denounced a fellow Jew, former New York Mayor Ed Koch, for endorsing Turner in the special election and for criticizing Obama’s record on Israel.

Schakowsky is pro-abortion, a warmist, and a proponent of the “public option” or single-payer — euphemisms for government-provided taxpayer-funded health care.

But Schakowsky’s patronizing insistence that the American people “don’t deserve” to keep all of our hard-earned dollars does not apply to herself.

According to Wikipedia, in 2004, her husband, lobbyist Robert Creamer, the executive director of the non-profit Illinois Public Action Fund (IPAF), was indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud involving three alleged check-kiting schemes that led several banks to experience shortfalls of at least $2.3 million. In August 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds.

Although Jan Schakowsky had served on the IPAF’s board during the time the crimes occurred and had signed the IRS filings along with her husband, the Congresswoman was not accused of any wrongdoing.

On April 5, 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months of house arrest.Creamer served his five-month incarceration at the Federal Correction Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana and was released on November 3, 2006.

~Eowyn

Civil War – What Will You Do?

Those of us who follow the news and carefully watch what Democrats/Progressives/liberals the Left are saying and doing, know that they are intent on provoking nothing less than a class and race war in America.

In other words, a second Civil War.

If you think I’m being hyperbolic, please read these two posts first:

  1. Itching For a Class War in America
  2. The Left are Pushing for a Civil War

J. B. Williams, the author of the second essay, asks: “Are Americans ready to defend their way of life at all cost?”

Here are two polls to gauge what readers of Fellowship of the Minds think.

Thank you.

~Eowyn

The Left Are Pushing for a Civil War

ARE AMERICANS READY FOR ALL-OUT CIVIL WAR?

Source: JB Williams – (9/6/11) – Republished by Patriots News.

As the political left drives the U.S. economy towards the brink of no return and an increasing number of average Americans find themselves in desperate financial situations, crime is on the rise and social tensions are rocketing towards a historic level in the land of milk and honey.

Yes, I am predicting the Second American Civil War, but only because the political left is working around the clock to incite outright socio-economic and race warfare in America.

Unlike any prior American administration, this one is intentionally destroying what’s left of America’s free-market prosperity and now they are openly calling for all-out war on all patriotic Americans. Obama’s civilian army is ready to roll in the streets of the U.S.A. and as labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. put it at a Labor Day weekend rally, “Let’s take these son of a bitchs out!” – telling Barack Obama that “we (labor union members) are your army and we are ready to march.”

President Barack Obama proudly accepts Hoffa’s call for war against the 88% of Americans who do not belong to labor unions.

Days before, leaders of the Democratic Socialist Black Caucus called upon blacks to begin race wars against white Americans in the streets, and make runs on U.S. banks to cause even more economic chaos during the most tumultuous economic time since the Great Depression.

In Cincinnati Ohio, Vice President Joseph Biden spoke to the AFL-CIO referred to patriotic Americans as “barbarians at the gate” and called upon all union thugs to “stand up” against American taxpayers who have been Taxed Enough Already. Biden claimed that “this is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement in America” – and that this is the time for all union thugs to stand and fight against their sworn enemy, the American taxpayer.

Never before in U.S. history has an administration taken such overt actions to create a class/race war in America, using the army they built out of minority groups, without whom, a Democrat Party would not even exist today.

Democrats operating under the Democratic Socialists of America groups, the Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus, led by the Obama administration, have seized total control of the Democrat Party, the White House, the federal legislature and the federal judiciary.

When the group was asked if Democratic Socialism was in competition with the Democrat Party, they responded as follows;

No, we are not a separate party. Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party. We work with those movements to strengthen the party’s left wing, represented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The process and structure of American elections seriously hurts third party efforts. Winner-take-all elections instead of proportional representation, rigorous party qualification requirements that vary from state to state, a presidential instead of a parliamentary system, and the two-party monopoly on political power have doomed third party efforts. We hope that at some point in the future, in coalition with our allies, an alternative national party will be viable. For now, we will continue to support progressives who have a real chance at winning elections, which usually means left-wing Democrats.

The Progressive Caucus was formed by proud socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the Black Caucus was formed by proud communist John Conyers of Michigan.

Democrats, funded largely by the international socialist labor movement for decades, destroyed American manufacturing forcing almost all private sector manufacturing jobs off-shore and leaving over sixty-percent of union workers employed in government jobs.

Now that the federal and state budget well has run dry, and the private sector is no longer able to carry the unsustainable weight of government employment, Democrats are calling for all-out war against American taxpayers in a final hour effort to save the labor unions that make the Democrat Party possible.

Over the last five years, since Democrats regained control of the U.S. federal purse strings in 2006, the national debt has sky-rocketed from 64% of GDP to more than 100% of GDP. Black unemployment has doubled to an all-time high and union employment is now almost 100% dependent upon government jobs or government contracts.

Meanwhile, we have only 25% of the nation’s private sector workers paying for an unsustainable level of government, both at the state and federal level. There is no choice but to bust the labor unions that now survive on taxpayer-funded government employment alone, and the grip they hold on Washington DC. The situation is economically unsustainable and Democrats know it. The only nations turning the corner on their economic woes are the nations facing this fact.

But without labor unions, there will be no Democrat Party today. So, Democrats are publicly calling for all-out war in the streets in an effort to save the 12% of American workers who wear the union label and fund the Democrat Party.

Are American taxpayers ready for more than café latte rallies and T-Shirt sales at Tea Party conventions that few people can afford to attend anymore? Are they ready for war?

Whether they are ready or not, war is coming to America because the political left will bring class and race war to every street in America very shortly. As Democrats have ground the American economy to a halt, they rally their civilian troops to violence in the streets and they make no apologies for it.

Democratic Socialist messiah Barack Obama is fading fast. His current ratings make Jimmy Carter look both smart and popular. Obama & Co. are following European nations right into the economic toilet, putting the labor movement ahead of American interests in treasonous fashion. But they are not stopping here…

On September 17th, Constitution Day, leftists across the country are planning a “Day of Rage” against free-market capitalism in the streets of New York.

On October 6th, American leftists plan an “Egypt style occupation of Washington DC” aimed at forcing every American taxpayer to accept their international socialist demands or pay the consequences.

Although Obama’s Department of Homeland Security has pre-labeled every American citizen who speaks out in defense of the U.S. Constitution or morality as a “potential domestic terrorist,” it is the Democratic Left who is actually preparing to take their war to the streets of America.

Are Americans ready to defend their way of life at all cost?

They won’t just face Black Panthers and radical labor union thugs in the streets. Over the last few years, Democrats have also worked to increase anti-American sentiments among the radical Muslim community and the illegal immigrant community in America.

Illegal immigrants think they are right to demand full citizenship rights in America, including full voting rights before the 2012 election. Muslims are convinced that they have a right to take over American communities and force Sharia Law in any area they can gain numeric control over, as the Obama administration provides opportunity and cover.

If you think Obama’s Justice Department is going to take any action against any of these anti-American acts, think again. Eric Holder’s department is fully behind this treasonous agenda.

If you think the American press is going to shine a light on any of this, think again. The American press, like American academia, has been in the international socialist bag for decades now. They won’t report on any of this until they are reporting the body bag count in cities across America.

Are Americans really ready to defend the U.S. Constitution and way of life? I see no evidence that they are.

The Tea Party is the most active resistance in America today and they are still busy playing politics, trying to gain a seat at the table of anti-American corruption instead of upsetting the table of political corruption.

Despite years of efforts to educate the masses in America, most Americans remain out of touch with reality, including most in the Tea Party movement, who still think they can stop this massive international movement to destroy America by electing a few more Republicans in 2012.

Let there be no mistake – Americans are already at war for the future of freedom and liberty in America – they just don’t know it yet. And, the enemy is not only within—it is on both sides of the political aisle.

If you don’t believe me, read this Federal Report on Global Governance originated during the Clinton years, but left intact throughout the Bush years.

Whether Americans want war or not, it is coming. The international left has been preparing for this war on Americans for decades and they can smell total victory in the air now. Even the most patriotic American is likely to vote for socialism as opposed to total economic collapse and chaos today.

How many Americans are awake, aware and prepared to defend the American way of life?

Nobody knows the answer to this question and most of the time—we have no idea who is really ready to fight until the fight begins. But any serious resistance is likely to come from the community of more than “twenty-five million military veterans, who are coming together with very deep concerns about the true state of our union.

I can only pray that we still have enough true Americans left to defend freedom, because if freedom does not exist in America, it won’t exist anywhere on earth.

If you are not ready for what’s coming, you had better get ready, because it’s coming, whether you are ready or not. And it’s coming very soon! The left will not take no for an answer. The left has us between a rock and a hard place and there is no painless way out of this corner.

Evil unchallenged will prevail every time. Let no evil go unchallenged from this moment forward. We cannot pass this mess on to our children.

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H/t my friends Bob W. and Sol.

~Eowyn

Surprise! 89% of NPR Political Contributions Go to the Left

National Public Radio (and its twin PBS) — as well as public government employee unions, like teachers’ unions and SEIU — are merely entities that act as conduits to send TAXPAYER dollars to the Demonrat Party, Demonrat candidates, and liberal-Progressive-socialist-commie causes and interests. 

It’s a giant shell game.

By allowing our hardearned dollars to support these entities, Republicans, Conservatives, and Independents are actually financing those with interests and objectives directly opposed to ours — and America’s. How stupid is that.

~Eowyn

From “NPR Boardmembers and Fundraisers Give Overwhelmingly to Democrats,” by Danielle Kurtzleben, US News, March 15, 2011:

Conservatives have long complained that the public broadcaster has a liberal bias, a charge NPR’s defenders have denied. In at least one regard, however, NPR’s board and fundraisers have, as a whole, shown a marked lean to the left in recent years: political contributions. A review of campaign finance data found that NPR board members’ campaign contributions have sharply favored Democrats. Since 2004, members of the boards of NPR and the NPR Foundation, the public broadcaster’s fundraising arm, have contributed nearly $2.2 million to federal candidates, parties, and PACs, of which $1.95 million, or 89 percent, has gone to Democratic candidates and liberal-leaning political action committees. [See where members of Congress get their campaign contributions.]

Officers and trustees of the NPR Foundation, which has no control over the organization’s programming, have given substantially to national political campaigns in recent years. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, this group’s members (as listed on NPR’s most recent available annual report, from fiscal year 2008) have given almost $2.1 million to political campaigns in the last eight years. Fully 89 percent of this giving was to Democrats and progressive organizations. These figures include all federal contributions since the 2004 election cycle, the first in which “soft money” contributions were banned. “Soft money” refers to money given to a party for non-campaign activities, which until being banned in 2002 were unlimited and largely unregulated.

A majority of contributions from members of NPR’s Board of Directors have likewise gone to Democrats. This board comprises 10 NPR station managers, the NPR president, the NPR Foundation president, and five prominent members of the public, selected by the board and confirmed by member stations. Political contributions by these station managers have been virtually nonexistent, and there are also no recorded political contributions from either Ron Schiller or Vivian Schiller. Of the five public board members, however, giving has been far more Democratic than Republican, with nearly 95 percent of the group’s $106,000 in contributions going to Democrats or progressive committees. Three of these members have given exclusively to Democrats since the start of 2003, though in amounts less than $5,000 each. One member, Carol Cartwright, has given $4,100 to Republicans and $700 to Democrats. But the biggest giver, John A. Herrmann, Jr., has given $82,500 to candidates and committees since 2003, 98 percent of it to Democrats. [See editorial cartoons about the Democratic Party.]

NPR spokeswoman Anna Christopher says political giving does not impact NPR’s news coverage. [Hahahahaha. Good joke! ~Eowyn] She points out that the foundation is primarily responsible for fundraising and is not involved in programming, and that NPR’s board “is not involved in day to day [operations]” and does not make recommendations about news coverage. “Past political contributions of members of a foundation or board–I would hesitate drawing a line between that and our news coverage,” she adds.

The tendency toward Democratic giving does not extend across all areas of public broadcasting. For example, five of the six members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides funding to local public radio and television across the country, were appointed by President George W. Bush. The board members’ cumulative giving since 2003 totals over $100,000, nearly three-quarters of which has gone to Republicans.

See which members of Congress get the most in campaign contributions from the TV, movies, and music industry.

H/t Canada Free Press.

~Eowyn

Progressives Love Government Shutdown Except for the Times They Hate it

“It is unproductive to resort to threats of a shutdown without any negotiations.”

Was that a quote from Wisconsin’s Governor Walker during the second day of legislative standoffs in Madison?

Nope, that was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attacking Republicans for refusing to pass a budget proposal in Washington.

Congressional Republicans have not walked off their jobs, gone into hiding, or sent cryptic messages to Twitter from an undisclosed resort. Republicans, to their credit, are staying right where Reid can find them. They just refuse to vote for President Obama’s massive deficit-laden budget proposal.

Perhaps if they did run away like little girls, Democrats would respect their right to stall. President Obama, while huffing inside the beltway “there should be no reason at all for a government shutdown,” is busy siding with Wisconsin Democrats over a government shutdown right now. Reid hasn’t released a statement condemning those in Wisconsin for being unreasonable.

Meanwhile in the blogosphere, the Huffington Post is practically begging Democrats to copy the Wisconsin model in other states. Reporters on that site are thrilled at the thought of Cairo-style civil chaos happening everywhere.

Yes, that Huffington Post… the same website which pushed to end the filibuster last summer so that Democrats  would have no problem passing new laws.

That push was originally concocted by the Daily Kos in August 2010. Your humble blogger documented that effort at the time. Here’s a nice little money quote to what progressives were concerned about then: “Democrats can either change a system that allows a tiny unaccountable minority to thwart the will of the country, or they can continue being part of the problem.”

Where does Daily Kos stand on a tiny unaccountable minority in Wisconsin thwarting the will of a new majority? Here’s a quote from the site posted yesterday: “This could go on for a while. Good. We can’t just put up a fight for a few days and call it off.”

There’s the true face of progressives, folks. Shutting out conservative dissenters is a necessary part of reform – but leaving the state to sabotage reform is the democratic process at work.

Suddenly all the shrieking about a government shutdown in Washington doesn’t sound too bad.

-Candance

Rally in support of Governor Walker is tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Go HERE for more info.

Partisan Season’s Greetings

[Reader insert a pic of a garland of nondescript vegetation here]

To All My Liberal/Progressive/Socialist/ Commie/Democrat Friends: 

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday.

Practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of all other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that  America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.

Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Conservative Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

H/t beloved fellow May.

~Eowyn

KGB Blueprint on How to Subvert America

In 1976, France’s Justice Minister Jean Lecanuet was quoted in a Time magazine article making this prescient warning:

“The Communists are in the middle of an identity crisis and are taking up the mask of a certain reformism. If they ever came to power, the mask would fall.”

In America, former 1960s radical David Horowitz sounded a similar warning: 

“The most basic principle of [Obama's ideological mentor Saul] Alinsky’s advice to radicals is, lie to your opponents and potential opponents and disarm them by pretending to be moderates, liberals. This has been the most potent weapon of the left since the end of the Sixties. Racists like Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright posing as civil rights activists, radicals like Henry Waxman and Barney Frank posing as liberals.”

Horowitz is right: “Liberal” and “progressive” are just masks they’ve been hiding behind. But now the mask is off. The Left are revealing their true face. Here’s the evidence:

  1. On October 2, 2010, at the so-called One Nation Rally in Washington, D.C., liberals-Democrats-progressives finally came right out and openly admitted they’re SOCIALISTS and COMMUNISTS.
  2. In May 2010, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) sued the Democrat Party for “stealing” the CPUSA’s platformCPUSA admitted that the so-called “new” Democratic agenda is, in fact, the product of a decades-long, painstaking campaign by CPUSA theorists, agitators, and underground subversive cells – which makes it the intellectual property of the Communist Party USA, protected by American copyright laws. “They stole our entire platform, rebranded it ‘progressive’, and claimed it as their own,” declared a CPUSA spokesperson at a press conference in San Francisco.

Now, in her article of November 30, 2010, “From France’s Warning To America,” Rachel Marsden tells us that in 1983 during a talk in Los Angeles, KGB propaganda expert Yuri Bezmenov had exposed the communists’ blueprint on how to subvert America. The following is excerpted from Marsden’s article:

Bezmenov identified six areas of ideological subversion of a population which would go unnoticed by the average person, much like one would not “notice the movement of the small hand of a clock.”

Religion: Bezmenov points out that a religious society cannot be subverted easily because of steadfast basic principles and values….

Education: Bezmenov suggests that subversion is facilitated when hard subjects such as science, math, physics and foreign languages are replaced with “history of urban warfare, natural foods, and home economics, and sexuality.” Anything that takes the student away from critical thinking and the ability to make up one’s own mind about the world…. Control its education, control its elite graduates.

Social life: Bezmenov says that when established links between individuals and groups of individuals are taken away and replaced by imposed, artificial institutions – “artificially democratically controlled bodies” – the chances of subverting the system increases. [Examples include social workers, state-run daycare centers, an extensive government welfare system, which render citizens increasingly dependent on the state.] …Bezmenov warns: “People are on the payroll of who? Society? No, bureaucracy.” Every time a… president tries to cut government spending or wean these workers off the government payroll and towards a more independent existence free of state control, he is met with fervent opposition [from unions]. 

Power structure: Bezmenov defines how unelected groups of people can control elected representatives. He is not only talking about the EU, but also something much more powerful on a national level: the media….

Labor relations: Destroying the traditionally established links between employer and employee, notes Bezmenov, leads ultimately to the traditional Marxist-Leninist exchange and “the death of natural bargaining.” This is where unions come in. The leaders’ positions are secure and well-funded, but the individual’s right to bargain and sell his work on his own behalf is suppressed along with his economic freedom. When union bosses order a strike, millions spill out into the streets on command….backed by the media’s bumper-sticker, “workers’ rights,” “class struggle” rhetoric.

Law and order: Bezmenov explains that subversion of society towards anarchy occurs through mocking and devaluing figures of law and order…[who defend] traditional Western values against cultural affronts such as the hijab and polygamy, deporting illegal immigrants, or cracking down on [violent criminals]….  Anarchy becomes the new authority: “A slow substitution of basic moral principles where a criminal is not a criminal – he’s a defendant,” says Bezmenov. Much like…today…[where] illegal aliens have come to be referred to as [mere "illegal immigrants" and "undocumented workers"]….

The Cold War did not end, it just found new battlefields. Bezmenov’s warnings date back 30 years. He said it would take about 15-20 years for an ideology to become entrenched in a society, using the weaknesses in societal structures.

It is now 27 years after Bezmenov made this revelation. So how is America doing according to this blueprint? By my count, all six areas identified in the blueprint are subverted.

Another good document to read is the warning sounded by Florida Congressman A. S. Herlong, Jr., in 1963: “Communist Goals For America.” Read it for yourself to see the “progress” the enemies of freedom have made in just our lifetime – all in the name of “liberalism” and “progressivism.”

It’s later than you think….

~Eowyn

The Jon Stewart [Rally] Freak Show

Here are 14 photos of comedian Jon Stewart Leibowitz’s left-wing “Rally to Restore Sanity [sic]” in Washington, DC, which you’ll never see in the MSM. 

[Source: Doug Ross @ Journal]

~Eowyn

It’s still Bush’s fault! It’ll always be Bush’s fault!

But…but…I thought liberals say they’re all about Peace and Love

Sarah Palin is Hitler! Glenn Beck is Hitler! Rush Limbaugh is Hitler! We’re surrounded by Hitlers! Aaack! Paranoia, anyone?

The motto of NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association):

“Evil is Good, Insanity is the new Sanity. Pedophiles and Pederasts of the World Unite!”

Okay, I’m stumped. “Dry hump your party?”

Yes, yes! That’s what we have in America: Our media/press are too conservative!

Hmm, what are the chances they are among the 47% of Americans who don’t pay any federal income tax?

It’s funny when an atheist invokes God.

Were you looking at yourself in the mirror?

Did you say “crazy”?

Who’s crazy now?

I definitely see crazy from my house!

This hater is carrying a flag made from pieces and shreds of the American Flag

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UPDATE:

And now, for the most offensive and insane sign at the rally:

Be An American Hero

On November 2, we take back America from the liberals, progressives, socialists, commies, parasites, and AntiAmericans.

Be There!

Send this video to everyone on your e-list.

H/t beloved fellow May.

~Eowyn