MILWAUKEE – Last week EAGnews published a video featuring Milwaukee teachers union president Bob Peterson tut-tutting about putting union political flyers in the backpacks of students and bussing parents and students to vote in the Wisconsin recall election.
Of course that strategy didn’t work. Gov. Scott Walker won and the unions were embarrassed.
The same video also featured Brian Verdin, a local college instructor we misidentified as a member of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association. He is, in fact, a member of the Wisconsin branch of the American Federation of Teachers, according to a YouTube video.
This is the Milwaukee Public School Board hearing on the proposed Mayoral Takeover, speakers include: Brian Verdin Coalition to Stop the MPS Takeover
While other union activists around Wisconsin are sometimes coy about their radical views (outside the classroom, that is), Verdin is just the opposite. He’s a Marxist teacher who wants to bring a socialist revolution to the United States, and he’s very proud of that stance.
Frustration with Attorney General Eric Holder over ‘Fast & Furious’ and his refusal to appoint an independent counsel to probe White House leaks boils over in Judiciary hearing as Sen. John Cornyn calls on Holder to resign, saying: ‘You violated the public trust.
Lawmakers’ frustration with Attorney General Eric Holder over an ongoing security leak probe and the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation boiled over Tuesday, with a top Republican lawmaker calling on Holder to resign.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made the call for Holder’s resignation during a Senate hearing late Tuesday morning. It came in the context of GOP concerns about Holder’s decision to appoint two lawyers from within his department to handle the politically sensitive leak probe — as well as concerns about Fast and Furious.
“I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office,” Cornyn said. “Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You’ve proven time and time again, sadly, that you’re unwilling to do so.”
Continuing to Holder Threatens ‘Constitutional Crisis’:
Attorney General Eric Holder testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Oversight member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) challenged the Attorney General on what “legal ground” he was withholding emails that pertained to leaked wiretap affidavits about the government’s “Fast and Furious” operation.
Holder responds that he is willing to “compromise” on this issue and “work our way through this in attempt to avoid a constitutional crisis”
Former Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor Pat Caddell named National Security Advisor Tom Donilon as the likely “culprit” in the recent string of security leaks. In the “The Victory Sessions” interview he called Donilon a “political hack” who is “known in Washington as the leaker-in-chief.” Donilon leads the presidential daily briefing inside the Oval Office every day.
Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed to U.S. attorneys to look into the leaks, but Republicans are calling for special counsel to handle the investigation. Caddell said tonight on Hannity that he didn’t “definitively” know it was Donilon but that the advisor is “known for this.” Caddell said when information about SEAL Team 6 was leaked the former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates went to the White House and told Donilon, “I have a new communications strategy. You know what it is, keep you f-ing mouth shut.”
Pat Caddell joined Stephen K. Bannon on the “Victory Sessions” and told him that National Security Advisor Tom Donilon is likely the source of recent intelligence leaks that have prompted calls for an investigation by Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein. Caddell explains that he is certain Donilon is the source of the leaks because of his background as a political operative and a known “leaker”. The full interview is included in this clip. Caddell names Tom Donilon at the 8:40 mark.
NOTE: A rude commercial interrupts start of interview, don’t give up its short…
JUST how dirty is Donilon?
Issa also plans to detour into foreign policy. According to the memo, he’ll hold a hearing on how to combat corruption in Afghanistan. He also plans a hearing on WikiLeaks, examining ways the federal government can plug the disclosure of more sensitive information in the future. He plans to call National Security Adviser Tom Donilon to testify.
Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange questions Van Jones on whether or not he is trying to co-opt the Occupy Wall Street movement, and asks him to address his comment about all Occupy libertarians being racists.
Word is that former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton’s career as an NBC special correspondent isn’t going terribly well. Labeled the “Dork Diva” by one media blog, network officials complain about everything from her refusal to discuss growing up in the Clinton White House to what they consider her lack of story production (just a handful since starting there last year). “What’s she giving us?” one NBC executive asked skeptically.
Many people think Chelsea will follow in the footsteps of parents Bill and Hillary and run for office if her television career implodes, but I disagree.
After watching her recent performance moderating a New York Jewish Community Center forum on “Islamophobia,” it’s apparent that mere election to Congress or some other public office wouldn’t be the best use of Chelsea’s talent.
But if she decided on a career as a public-relations spokesman for the “Islamophobia Industry,” her growth potential would be limitless. When I refer to the Industry, I mean organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and scores of like-minded groups that have proliferated across the United States during the past 20 years.
In general, these ideologues work to stifle legitimate debate by discrediting anyone who tries to point out the role of radical Islam in terrorism around the world or the radicalism in indoctrination centers and mosques like this, this, this and this as a bigot. The Industry also works to discredit successful prosecutions of jihadists seeking to attack the United States.
* I was taught a long time ago in Journalism 101 that the job of a journalist is to report on the news – not to act as an advocate or partisan. NBC’s special correspondent views things a lot differently, declaring it is “the responsibility of the media to help ameliorate Islamophobia.”
And that’s precisely what Chelsea tried to do, tossing one softball after another to Ali and Schneier, parroting misinformation of her own and failing to question whoppers from the imam and the rabbi. Schneier, for example, bragged about his collaboration with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons at FEU, but didn’t get a single question from the moderator about Simmons’ long history of sycophantic praise for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite.
* Nor did Chelsea seem well-informed about the Ground Zero Mosque controversy that heated up in 2010. She asked Schneier how “you think about trying to use the media to in many ways combat the media?” Chelsea suggested that Schneier might need to gear up for battle because “we saw such vitriolic statements covered widely in the media” with commentators using “terms that at best were insensitive to somewhere in the middle, or derogatory, and at worst were really dehumanizing.” (She neglected to provide an example).
After Chelsea asked what the pair was doing to stop this, Schneier talked about his opposition to hearings on Islamist radicalization in the United States by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., and bragged about working with Islamist Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., in an effort to win the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Schneier received thunderous applause from the audience when he described such work as an example of “the genuine authenticity that is needed for this Muslim/Jewish reconciliation.”
* And Chelsea accepted without challenge Ali’s disinformation about the word jihad. While he acknowledged it is a “scary word,” Ali said people don’t necessarily have to fear jihad, which can sometimes be a good thing. “We are doing a jihad. This is a jihad for peace, jihad for harmony, jihad for cooperation between people.”
Chelsea appeared blissfully ignorant of Ali’s links with Islamists and his criticism of the media for associating Muslims with jihadist terror.
While the younger Clinton’s gullibility allowed plenty of opportunity for the rabbi and the imam to peddle disinformation, it’s striking to note what didn’t get talked about: Muslim violence against non-Muslims and Muslims alike. The JCC audience wasn’t burdened with information about Taliban savagery towards women; al-Qaida attacks targeting Iraqi civilians; al-Shabaab’s predations against Somalis, or annoyances like terrorist attacks targeting Christian communities in Egypt and Iraq.
No, this was a Kumbaya moment, and Chelsea wasn’t about to let the facts get in the way of the rabbi and the imam’s propaganda shtick. It is simply disgraceful that the leadership of the New York JCC, who should know better, allowed themselves to be used as a conduit for such one-sided agitprop.
President Barack Obama’s deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.
~ In closing, I must tell you, I searched variations of keywords to try to get a video/story of Chelsea and obviously she is an embarrassment and her parents have news with her in it killed. Nothing, Nilch, ZERO! ~ JP
It’s been a long three weeks since she was first admitted to ICU. I am here to tell you all of your prayers have worked. She is out of the ICU wing and in her last battle, physical therapy. This will be a sort stint and home very shortly. May God Bless you all for pulling my daughter and children through this. May God’s Blessings find their way to you and yours!