Apr 022012
 

by Ben Shapiro

Today, President Obama effectively declared war on the Supreme Court. Speaking from the Rose Garden, he suggested that the “unelected” Supreme Court must avoid the “extraordinary … unprecedented” measure of striking down his unconstitutional Obamacare regime:

Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congres


This is not the first time Obama has threatened the Supreme Court. Back in January 2010, in his State of the Union Address, he dramatically misrepresented the Supreme Court’s stance on campaign finance, and explained, “Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections.” Justice Alito shook his head and mouthed, “Not true.” That’s because it wasn’t true – but Obama’s interpretation of Constitutional law is lacking at best, deeply dishonest at worst.

Obama is now tackling a strategy stated by Rep. Jim Clyburn this morning – he’s going after the Supreme Court as his bête noire, knowing they cannot respond. But he’s bound to fail for a simple reason: the American public understands that the law is unconstitutional. Obama is no FDR, and nobody is interested in packing the courts to raise their taxes and devastate the economic future of the country.

Unfortunately for Obama, he also made the tactical misstep of explaining why if the individual mandate is found unconstitutional, the entire law should be struck down:

I think the justices should understand, in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can actually have health care.

In other words, the individual mandate lies at the heart of Obamacare; without that beating heart, the rest of the law becomes unworkable.

In the end, Obama was left to argue that there is a “human element” to the law that would require the justices to rule in its favor. He’s calling on them to use his famed empathy standard in dealing with the constitutionality of laws. Unfortunately, it seems that at least five justices understand there’s no jurisdiction over empathy for the third branch.

~ I am fuming on this one Patriots! Who the hell does he think he is to publicly bully SCOTUS?!

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ObamaCare Constitutional Overreach:

~ From FOX:

~ Must read entire story!

Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law — while repeatedly saying he’s “confident” it will be upheld.

“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said.

We have this from Red State:

For a guy who graduated from Harvard Law, Barack Obama is not really very well versed on his law or his legal history. Speaking out today about the Supreme Court’s review of Obamacare, Obama offered this stunning and completely ahistorical nugget:

Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress.

JUST read:Obama Goes on Record Opposing Marbury v. Madison

I leave you with this must see video:

Lou and Juan Williams discuss the President’s outright attack on the Supreme Court Justices

The President Monday warned the Supreme Court not to engage in judicial activism during his photo-op at the White House and failed to mention what he and his partners in Canada and Mexico are doing to tackle runaway gas prices. Juan Williams discusses what’s quickly becoming known as the Romney-Ryan Budget plan. He’s not so sure this is a good idea for a Republican candidate trying to distance himself from an elitist label.

See video report here… Note that the popout player loads faster.

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WILMINGTON, Del. – A California solar energy company that was unable to meet a deadline for an Energy Department loan guarantee last year has sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

Solar Trust of America’s Chapter 11 filing on Monday listed assets between $1 million and $10 million, and liabilities between $10 million and $50 million.

The filing comes amid the ongoing controversy surrounding Solyndra, a solar firm that received a half-billion dollar federal loan and was touted by the Obama administration before declaring bankruptcy last year.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and California Gov. Jerry Brown were on hand last June when Solar Trust broke ground on a 1,000-megawatt project in California. The project was touted as the world’s largest solar power plant and a keystone of the Obama administration’s efforts to promote solar energy.

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Apr 022012
 

~ a PF Find!

The Pentagon recently activated its global missile shield in anticipation of North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, according to defense officials.

Three interceptor ships near Japan and the Philippines, as well as U.S.-based interceptors, are ready to shoot down the North Korean missile. Photo Credit:Dept. of Defense

The Pentagon recently activated its global missile shield in anticipation of North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, according to defense officials.

The measures include stepped-up electronic monitoring, deployment of missile interceptor ships, and activation of radar networks to areas near the Korean peninsula and western Pacific.

Three interceptor ships near Japan and the Philippines, as well as U.S.-based interceptors, are ready to shoot down the North Korean missile if space-, land-, and sea-based sensors determine its flight path is targeted at the United States or U.S. allies, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. …

Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham would not say if missile defenses were activated for the upcoming test.

According to U.S. officials, current intelligence assessments indicate the North Korean missile will be launched from a base called Tongchang-ri, located on a west coast peninsula north of Pyongyang between April 12 and April 15.

According to U.S. officials, current intelligence assessments indicate the North Korean missile will be launched from a base called Tongchang-ri, located on a west coast peninsula north of Pyongyang between April 12 and April 15.

~ Snippet…

* A U.S. official said the military’s large, X-band radar that is based on a oil-rig-sized floating platform sailed from Honolulu to waters near Korea on March 26 as part of the activation.

Current U.S. missile defense systems include networks of radar and space tracking gear, including ground- and sea-based radar, Aegis ships, and long-range interceptor missiles based in Alaska and California. A total of 30 three-stage interceptors are deployed.

* U.S. secrecy regarding its missile defense deployments contrasts with Japan’s openness on the issue. Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka on March 23 ordered missile defenses prepared for the North Korean launch. The preparations included Aegis warships and ground-based PAC-3 defenses.

Satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows a parked trailer and dish antenna, top right, near an assembly building at North Korea’s Tongchang-ri launch site. Photo Credit:AP

The North Korean missile’s likely flight path could take it over Okinawa.

Must Read FULL Article

~ This is also being reported by NTI/GSN:

Pictures from Wednesday indicate the North “has undertaken more extensive preparations for its planned April rocket launch than previously understood,” according to the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies’ U.S.-Korea Institute.

Among the developments are the readying of a transportable radar center at the Dongchang-ri launch installation, the institute said. The system would allow engineers to rapidly collect data regarding the functioning of rocket engines and other components.

Containers that have seemingly been depleted of rocket fuel and oxidizing agent can also be seen in satellite pictures.

~ Snippets:

* “These pictures are new and important evidence that the North’s preparations for its rocket launch are progressing according to schedule,” according to institute visiting fellow Joel Wit, who manages its 38 North website on North Korea.

* Representatives from the United States and North Korea were said to have conducted unofficial discussions in Germany during the weekend, AP reported.

* The Japanese military has started deploying land-based Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missile batteries and warships equipped with Aegis antimissile technology to Okinawa and other sectors, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday.

Two naval vessels are sailing to the East China Sea and another to the Sea of Japan. The three vessels are all loaded with Standard Missile 3 interceptors.

Both Japan and South Korea have said they are prepared to fire on the rocket, or falling components, if their respective territories are threatened (Asahi Shimbun I, March 31).

* Officials from the 10-state Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Monday noted their own concerns about the situation, AFP reported.

“There is a real concern on the development in the Korean Peninsula,” ASEAN head Surin Pitsuwan said following a meeting in Cambodia of top diplomats from member nations to the organization.

A rocket firing would be “unacceptable” and a breach of Security Council measures, according to Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario.

* Heads of state from the ASEAN countries are expected to consider the issue at a two-day meeting set to begin on Tuesday in Phnom Penh.

“ASEAN has expressed very, very serious concern but in what language it will come out, I don’t know. We have to wait and see,” Surin said (Agence France-Presse II/ Channel News Asia, April 2).

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Police identified the suspect as One L. Goh, 43, a Korean national believed to be a resident of Oakland, though Goh surrendered to police at a Safeway supermarket in Alameda, Calif., Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told reporters.

Police identified the suspect as One L. Goh, 43, a Korean national believed to be a resident of Oakland, though Goh surrendered to police at a Safeway supermarket in Alameda, Calif., Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told reporters.

The bodies of victims lay outside of Oikos University in Oakland, Ca. where as many as eight people may have been shot, April 2, 2012. (ABC News)

Police believed Goh was the sole shooter, but they were not ruling out the possibility of more suspects, KGO reported.

- source

UPDATE: A gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding three more, authorities said. Police say they have a suspect in custody.

A suspect was in custody Monday afternoon after a shooting at an Oakland Christian university left at least five dead.

The shooting took place at Oikos University, located at 7850 Edgewater — in an area of warehouses near the Oakland International Airport.

The gunman is reported to have opened fire in a classroom at Oikos University, hitting some of his victims at point-blank range. Police described the gunman as an Asian male with a heavy build, wearing khaki clothing, but they have not identified the person in custody.

“I can confirm that we do have one person who has been detained that we believe is possibly responsible for this shooting,” Officer Johnna Watson said.

TV news footage shows wounded people have been brought out of the building, and more gurneys are being brought in.

Four victims arrived at Highland Hospital for treatment, said spokeswoman Jerri Randrup.

Earlier, television news footage showed officers surrounding the building in search of the suspect. The footage also showed wounded people being carried out of the building, and more gurneys were being brought in.

“One of the people who was inside the building, she was saying there is a crazy guy inside,” witness Brian Snow told KGO-TV. “She did say someone got shot in the chest right next to her before she got taken off in an ambulance.”

According of its website, Oikos University offers studies in theology, music, nursing and Asian medicine.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or 510-777-3321.

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Apr 022012
 

I am starting a news series of reports on Fracking. Today I am covering the current news going on in Texas. Being that this is becoming a high topic area. It’s not JUST that they are causing the disturbances in our geological formations, but the idea of ‘why’? It is undoubtedly some type of covert operation across the nation due to the secrecy of these government installments. So again, WHY?! And I am not t’ll pleased with the fact Obama is hosting Canadian Prime Minister Harper, Mexican President Calderon today. Because I tie that into years of research on NAFTA and NAU. Combining that with all the numerous reports on mysterious booms and DUMBs, we here at JUST Piper have the general consensus it somehow all links together. I will be profiling DUMBs at a later date.

Dust permeates the air at a Chesapeake Energy Co. fracking operation at a well site near Carrizo Springs, Texas Thursday May 5, 2011. The site is over the Eagle Ford shale formation where oil and gas is being extracted in the area. Fracking is also known as hydraulic fracturing. JOHN DAVENPORT/jdavenport@express-news.net (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS) From the Houston Chronicle.

And friends, Chesapeake Energy is doing a whole lot of fracking:

* The Barnett Shale in north central Texas

~ Jun 10, 2010 Water contaminated shortly after hydraulic fracture:

NOTE: DISH is located in the epicenter of the Barnett Shale gas play and is home to a megacomplex of compressor stations, as well as pipelines, metering stations, gathering lines and gas wells. The town of DISH spent nearly 15% of its annual budget on a comprehensive air study after months of complaints to the state regulatory agencies and the operators of the compressor sites, gave the citizens no relief.

Shortly after a natural gas well was fractured using the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, a private water well within a thousand feet of the natural gas well site began showing sedimentation. DISH resident Amber Smith says shortly after the well was fractured a fine sand like sediment was present in the water from their private water well.

The water well owned by the Smith family shows levels of arsenic at 7.5 times the acceptable level for drinking water. The water also contained lead at levels that were 21 times above the acceptable levels, and chromium at more that double the allowable limits. Independent testing shows elevated levels of butanone, acetone, carbon disulfide, strontium, as well as heavy metals, all above safe drinking water standards.

* Haynesville Shale, located in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas

Dec 16, 2008

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY *DID FIND CONTAMINATION, BUT ONLY *AFTER DAVID HUDSON HAD THE GROUNDWATER TESTED BY A PRIVATE LAB — PROMPTING STATE REGULATORS TO CONDUCT SOME TESTS OF THEIR OWN….FINDING PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS.

BARIUM, LEAD, ARSENIC, CADMIUM, MERCURY, FECAL CHOLIFORM AND E COLI AMONG OTHER THINGS.

* Marcellus Shale Play, which spans from West Virginia to southern New York

* Is a top leaseholder in the Powder River and DJ basins, Chesapeake is fueling America’s move to energy independence in Colorado and Wyoming

* The leading leaseholder in eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale

So, as you can see there is a whole boatload of ‘booming’ going on! And this is JUST ONE corporation.

Chesapeake Energy hydraulic fracturing method

In order to maximize the production potential for a natural gas well, the shale formation must be hydraulically fractured…

Texas Water-Pollution Suit Dropped; Third Recent Setback on Drilling for Agency:

The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its claim that an energy company contaminated drinking water in Texas, the third time in recent months that the agency has backtracked on high-profile local allegations linking natural-gas drilling and water pollution.

On Friday, the agency told a federal judge it withdrew an administrative order that alleged Range Resources Corp. had polluted water wells in a rural Texas county west of Fort Worth. Under an agreement filed in U.S. court in Dallas, the EPA will also drop the lawsuit it filed in January 2011 against Range

And here…

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in another retreat in its oversight of hydraulic fracturing, dropped allegations that Range Resources Corp polluted drinking water in Texas while drilling for natural gas.

West Texas well fracking:

~ WHY is the Obama EPA Backpedaling? Well…Fracking chemicals disclosures set off few alarms:

CARRIZO SPRINGS — Energy companies have disclosed some of the chemicals pumped into the ground to extract oil and gas at more than 1,700 locations across Texas in the first two months since the state began requiring the site-specific information.

Jacob Garza, of Chesapeake Energy, pours a chemical mixture used in the hydraulic fracturing process at the Eagle Ford shale

Yet the early returns have brought a collective shrug in the Eagle Ford play in South Texas, where almost every oil and gas well is hydraulically fractured – or fracked – with a brew of water, sand and chemicals.

Oil and gas drilling has expanded rapidly in the past few years because of hydraulic fracturing. The increased activity has led to calls to disclose the cocktails used to break tightly packed rock containing oil and gas.

The reports show that drillers employ dozens of chemicals, such as hydrochloric acid and methanol, to help free oil and gas deposits in the shale rock. Chemicals, however, are a small part of the overall mix, which is mostly water and sand.

Reports online:

Texas is one of at least nine states to require energy companies to disclose most of their chemicals in an attempt to resolve concerns about the safety of drilling. The reports can be found on FracFocus, an industry-supported website operated by two groups representing regulators.

Even before the Texas rule took effect Feb. 1, companies voluntarily posted their fracturing fluids at 4,200 Texas sites on the registry. As of Friday, Texas had 5,932 oil and gas wells listed at FracFocus, by far the most of any state.

The last issue are these two images, that let you know there is yet another problem facing towns being fracked:

* Housing for oilfield workers has become an issue for small towns like Asherton, in South Texas…

* Traffic piles up in Carrizo Springs, in the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale area. (Photo JERRY LARA, San Antonio Express News SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS)…

And remember to watch the so-called earthquake reports. Here is a photo from Karnes City, TX. As I was searching my email a shaker report came up from 10/20/2011. A 4.6 26 km (16 miles) WSW (249 degrees) of Karnes City, TX. Welding crews lay pipelines east of Karnes City to get oil and gas extracted from the Eagle Ford shale formation to market. So BOLO for shakers here & elsewhere fracking is happening.

We will profile cities. We will profile the energy corporations. In closing, you need, we need, to know exactly what these corporations are up to. We need to know this administrations culpabilities. We will not let this issue go. Make sure you share this knowledge. ~ JP

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Apr 022012
 

When news broke that Katie Couric will be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the country yawned. Or, at least we did, until we learned that NBC plans to pit “The Rogue Warrior” against “The Perky One”: Sarah Palin will be guest-hosting “Today” this Tuesday.

NBC’s decision to seat the former Alaska Governor-turned-multimedia star in their anchor chair should prove to be a fruitful one. Since coming onto the national scene in 2008, Palin has become one of the most charismatic figures in conservative America and will likely bring “Today” an entirely different demographic of viewers.

“I see this as a good opportunity to bring an independent, common-sense conservative perspective to NBC. We’re ‘going rogue’ and infiltrating some turf for a day,” Palin told Breitbart News.

Palin and Couric will be squaring off, in a sense, for the first time since their controversial interview on the 2008 campaign trail.

When Breitbart News asked for a comment about the fact that she will be competing with Couric, Gov. Palin responded simply: “Game on.”

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Apr 022012
 

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Raising campaign cash in Maine on Friday, March 30, Obama said Republicans want to return to economic policies that would let Wall Street play by its own set of rules and allow insurance companies to roll back health coverage.

“We won’t win the race for new jobs and new businesses and middle-class security if we cling to this same old, worn-out, tired ‘You’re on your own’ economics that the other side is peddling,” Obama said. “It was tried in the decades before the Great Depression. It didn’t work then. It was tried in the last decade. It didn’t work,” he said. “You know, the idea you would keep on doing the same thing over and over again, even though it’s been proven not to work. That’s a sign of madness.”

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New York contributor accused of defrauding businessman, impersonating bank official

A major donor to President Barack Obama has been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official, creating new headaches for Obama’s re-election campaign as it deals with the questionable history of another top supporter.

The New York donor, Abake Assongba, and her husband contributed more than $50,000 to Obama’s re-election effort this year, federal records show. But Assongba is also fending off a civil court case in Florida, where she’s accused of thieving more than $650,000 to help build a multimillion-dollar home in the state — a charge her husband denies.


NOTE:

Abake Assongba, who runs the Africa-focused charity Abake’s Foundation with her husband Anthony J.W. DeRosa

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt declined comment to The Associated Press. He instead referred the AP to previous statements he made to The Washington Post, which first reported the allegations against Assongba in its Sunday editions.

Assongba has left a trail of debts, with a former landlord demanding in court more than $10,000 in back rent and damages for a previous apartment. She was also evicted in 2004 after owing $5,000 in rent, records show.

In an interview with the AP on Sunday, DeRosa said the allegations against his wife were untrue, although he couldn’t discuss specifics because of pending litigation. He said he and Assongba were “very perturbed” by the charges, and said the couple’s charity does important work in Africa.

Assongba has given more than $70,000 to Democratic candidates in recent years, an AP review of Federal Election Commission data shows. Her larger contributions include $35,000 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee between Obama and the Democratic Party, and $15,000 to Democrats running for Congress. DeRosa also gave $15,000 to Obama’s victory fund in April 2011, records show.

Abake’s Foundation is listed by the IRS as a registered nonprofit organization; its financial reports were unavailable. A representative who picked up the phone at the foundation’s Benin office declined to answer questions, and instead referred the AP to Assongba.

Obama’s campaign declined to comment on whether its vetting procedures were thorough enough, or whether Assongba’s contribution would be refunded. All told, Obama has raised more than $120 million this election, not counting millions more from the Democratic Party — giving him a financial advantage thus far over any of his Republican challengers.

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Apr 022012
 

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”- Obama

~ I saw this jaguar commercial last night and the premise of the commercial is:

There are machines that can do things for us. Machines that can make things for us. Machines that can see right through us. And machines, that want to be us, want to replace us, but they are not us.

At 0:14 I thought of the TSA.

Take note of bottom of image screen before you play. At 0:26 look at the bottom of the screen. My first thought as it flashed by was the above statement in today’s Breitbart story. If Obama had a son he’d look like THAT! Machines that want to replace us. I thought it more than ironic @ this mark that an Obama looking child/robot would desire to replace us.

~ JUST Sayin’…

Now back to your regular programming…

The death of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy–as was the death of a 6-year-old girl named Aliyah Shell , caught in the crossfire of gang violence over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago.

But Aliyah’s story received very little coverage, despite the event being more recent than the Martin tragedy, and despite the fact that it happened in President Barack Obama’s very own Chicago on a weekend when 49 people were shot and 10 others were killed.

No mention of Aliyah from the president. No public outpouring for a young mother who sat untangling her daughter’s hair as shots rang out. Nothing. And yet…

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Why? Why would the president weigh in on this specific case at this specific time?

It’s not about wrong or right. It’s not about justice. It’s not about Trayvon Martin.

“The despair is there; now it’s up to us to go in and rub raw the sores of discontent, galvanize them for radical social change.”
- Saul Alinsky

An interesting quote to consider, from the man who shaped the minds of those who shaped President Obama.

Now consider Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s notorious statement: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

The meaning is the same. It is calculating and it is dangerous, part of a bigger picture–a multi-faceted war to divide America for the sole purpose of securing Obama’s re-election and subsequent radical social change.

Look at the contrived conflicts on the left wing’s political chessboard:

Move 1 Occupy Wall Street: the (self-appointed) 99% versus the 1%

Move 2 Contraceptive/abortifacient mandates: government versus religion

Move 3 Sandra Fluke: women versus conservatives (supposedly)

And now…

Move 4 Trayvon Martin: black versus “white” (so-called)

This is not complicated. President Obama is organizing. It’s that simple, and it’s straight out of the radical playbook:

“Once you organize people, they’ll keep advancing from issue to issue toward the ultimate objective: people power. We’ll not only give them a cause, we’ll make life goddamn exciting for them again — life instead of existence. We’ll turn them on…”

– Saul Alinsky

This is not about Trayvon Martin. This is about divide and conquer. Hope and Change has been replaced with Us vs. Them. This about pitting Americans against Americans.

The despair is there… so, what’s Move 5?

~ I suggest you memorize those 12 Rules my friends, it is HOW the Hunter will captured by the game!

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Another story I’d like to share from Breitbart on Alinsky is how ‘Wisconsin Teachers’ Unions Trained by Well-Funded Alinsky Group’…

Breitbart.com has learned that teachers in Wisconsin have been attending routine training workshops with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a radical organization founded by Saul Alinsky in 1940.

In a video produced by the MacIver Institute, organizers are seen arriving at a March 17 training session with the Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin’s state teachers union.

Raw footage taken outside of WEAC’s activist training conducted by the Industrial Areas Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin on March 17, 2012

These is the ideology trying to oust Scott Walker! This video is NOT to be missed. A liberal spewing what libs do best…

Teachers’ unions led last year’s protests in Wisconsin against collective bargaining reforms, and are now heavily involved in the effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. In addition to Alinskyite groups, the recall effort has attracted the support of radicals such as unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

In a little-known speech to Wisconsin teachers last September, Ayers spoke of the need for “a new kind of education for a new kind of citizens that can make a new kind of society” .

The training tactics of the IAF were detailed in a 1994 book by Jim Rooney called Organizing the South Bronx, which was praised by Ayers as on the back cover as “an outstanding book.”

~ NOTE the book’s description: For urban social-change activists, the strategies and movements inspired by the late Saul Alinsky are the stuff of legend.

The book details the IAF’s tactics as follows:

“IAF leaders are brazenly explicit about their appetite for power.” (p. 222)

“There is no nice way to bring about change. All change comes through pressure and threats.” (p. 226)

“Increase militancy by polarizing the situation, by identifying the enemy and by developing the situation in terms of good guys and bad guys.” (p. 89)

“It is absolutely essential to select a ripe target [a person] and build animosity toward him or her.” (p. 228)

While Alinsky only lived until 1972, IAF has continued to function. The organization boasts: “The living reality of the IAF is overwhelmingly present in the 59 IAF affiliates functioning in 21 states, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.”

In the video from the MacIver Institute, the first person who approaches the camera is Michael Gecan, an IAF trainer who earns an annual salary of $117,500 plus benefits of $29,375 as of 2008, according to public filings.

According to the Open Society Foundations, Gecan currently oversees IAF organizations in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and in the Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties in Illinois.

~ Note: this link may not work. the Soros Org. seems to be down, revamping, deleting, who knows?


The man in the car who adopts a confrontational approach is Ted Kraig, a Uniserve Director for WEAC, whose salary exceeds $100,000.

Kraig also accused the MacIver reporter of seeing teachers’ unions as “the wealthy and powerful in this country.” Osmulski could have pointed out that the average Milwaukee public school teacher’s salary exceeds $100,000.

According to a job posting by Dane County United, an affiliate with the IAF, a significant goal for the Wisconsin teachers’ unions is the recall of Gov. Walker.

As the Wisconsin recall approaches on June 5, we are likely to see some of Alinsky’s tactics used by the teachers’ unions and other leftwing groups determined to reverse his reforms and the democratic will of the people of Wisconsin.

And WE will be watching ~ JP

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