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MARXISTS, UNIONS PUSHING ELIZABETH WARREN'S MESSAGE

Here is a message from a union coordinator requesting that you make Elizabeth Warren’s message go viral …

Every now and then, someone comes along and says something that makes everything clear. Elizabeth Warren just did that, and the world is taking notice.

Since we posted her quote on Facebook, it's been shared over 140,000 times—because it's hitting folks across America just like it hit us. As Tea Party politicians make disingenuous excuses from the right-wing about why the super-rich can't pay their fair share, Elizabeth Warren sets the record straight.

Can you help tip this graphic over the top and make it viral? Take a look below, then click here to share this message on Facebook today:

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If you didn't click on the link above, or on the image itself, you can click here to share this great message on Facebook: <link removed>

And if you'd prefer to share this message via email instead, just forward this email to all your friends and family.

Thanks for all you do.

--
Dale D. Peterson
IBEW
California Political Coordinator

<e-mail address, twitter address, union phone number and personal cell number removed>

IBEW is the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The internal links for the graphic and the facebook button were all related to George Soros-funded moveon.org …

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The message …

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.

“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

Yes this is pure Marxist class warfare …

Pitting the “have-nots” against the “haves” and promising them entitlements and redress for their grievances in exchange for voting you into political power is classic Marxist methodology.

There are several fallacies in Warren’s thinking that need to be pointed out.

One, the collective accomplishments of a free people do not belong to the government, nor do they belong to the people. As with property rights, they belong to the people that created them. Perhaps pointing out that: in a Marxist society, the state controls the means of production as a collective asset and also manages the use of labor to benefit the state.

Two, there is no inherent right of government-supervised or mandated wealth redistribution where you take the fruits of one person’s labor and re-distribute it to the next kid who hasn’t managed to earn it on his or her own.

Three, the collective infrastructure that is managed by the government and paid for with people’s taxes belongs to the people – for the use of all people. Nobody is denying protection or the use of public infrastructure (roads, etc.) to those willing to use personal initiative and earn their own way in this world.

For those who are unable to fend for themselves, that is what charity is all about. And not government-directed charity which seems to result in waste, fraud, corruption and fails to maximize returns on the taxpayer’s investment.

Four, the capitalist system, equality means that you have an opportunity to succeed, it does not guarantee the outcome.

The problem with Marxist type “central planning” is that flawed -- and often corrupt and self-serving -- bureaucrats pick the winners and losers based on imperfect data and often with disastrous outcomes.

Witness the special interest corruption in Solyndra where the government gave approximately one-half BILLION dollars to a company already in financial distress. And the political corruption which placed the investors in line to recover their funds in a bankruptcy before the public. This was nothing more than a government bailout of the politically connected special interests. Little mention was made of the next half-BILLION dollars of guaranteed funds nor the fact that the Solyndra business model was not cost-effective unless the government mandated the purchase of its products at inflated prices to be used on government-selected buildings.

Bottom line …

The e-mail above demonstrates the coordination of the Marxists in politics, move-on.org and the unions.

The Marxist unions which reward seniority over merit, mediocrity over innovation and result in higher prices with lower productivity need the Obama Administration to push their “collective agenda.”

Obama was and is a Marxist community organizer who has not built anything in his whole life. He is no more that a “useful idiot” for the cause of Marxism.

We need to stop ideologues like Elizabeth Warren from spreading their Marxist poison lest we find ourselves becoming a European-style socialist democracy where the control of the economy and the population is divided between government, the unions and the billionaire oligarchs who plunder the system.

Let this be a cautionary tale for a presently free people as they approach the 2012 election cycle.

-- steve

bs_nobama

… and certainly not Elizabeth Warren who is running for the Senate in Massachusetts!


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



WHO WON THE CNN REPUBLICAN DEBATE? -- LAS VEGAS, NEVADA OCTOBER 18, 2011

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Summary

About what you would expect:

Romney wins on style points; Cain second on the defense of 9-9-9 and willingness to fight – but loses points for bungling question on release of people in Guantanamo for hostages. Newt rising as the adult in the room.

Romney: defending RomneyCare, looking good.
Perry: pushing energy, attacking Romney

Cain: promoting 9-9-9; stumbled badly over question about release of prisoners in Guantanamo for hostages (like Israel)

Newt: sounding smart; looks like only adult in the room

Bachman: repeal ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, supports motherhood; no negotiating with terrorists

Paul: It’s the Fed, business cycles and bubbles, can’t trust the government; no foreign aid, bring home the troops

Santorum pushing family values, attacking Romney and Perry; I won in the past and I ran as a conservative.

UPDATE: 10-19-11 "GOP frontrunner Herman Cain was caught in an immediate rhetorical contradiction yesterday, between differing answers he gave when asked about hypothetically negotiating with terrorists. After declaring during the GOP debate that, on principle, he would not negotiate with terrorists, CNN's Anderson Cooper 'kept him honest' by showing a clip in which Cain suggested he would do just that in an earlier interview with Wolf Blitzer. Without mincing words, Cain immediately owned the apparent gaffe, saying 'I misspoke.'" <Source>

Venue: On October 18, seven Republican candidates will meet for the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Moderator: The debate will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Format: A return to the podium format. Romney will occupy center stage; Perry on his left; Cain on his right; Paul next to Cain and then Santorum. On Perry’s left will be Gingrich and then Bachmann.

Subject: This debate will focus the basic issues:

  • Present State of the Economy
  • Employment Situation
  • Spending
  • Taxation
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Monetary Policy

Too many people! While each of the candidates will add contextual material, there are still to0 many people on the stage to get a meaningful feel for the top-level candidates who reply in short sound bites and refer to off-air position papers at their websites.

Bias: It appears that two of the host was openly antagonistic and developing questions along the progressive talking points.

Each of the candidates will have something to prove or a point to make …

Herman Cain, expect Herman Cain to defend his new found poll position by continuing to deal with substance over style. On display will be Cain’s 9-9-9 (9% corporate tax, 9%personal income tax and 9% national sales tax)program. Look for Cain to define problems and suggest solutions. While Cain likes to stick to substantive issues that showcase his ideas, look for him to mount a direct attack on Romney. He is the only pure non-politician in the group. If he can best Romney, he can begin to attract the type of serious money and organizational support he needs to an expanded national campaign.

Mitt Romney, the media’s presumptive front runner must press his attack on Herman Cain and Rick Perry. He must continue to present a polished, informed presidential demeanor while defending against charges of liberalism and flip-flopping. Look for him to emphasis both business and political experience.

Rick Perry, having briefly taken the apparent lead from Mitt Romney, Perry must continue to attack Romney as a liberal flip-flopper and defend against those who say he is racist, superficial and typifies Bush-style crony capitalism. Look for him to emphasis and take undue credit for the state of the Texas economy – which is due in part to no state income taxes, relaxed regulations and a thriving petroleum industry.

Newt Gingrich. Newt is seeing his fortunes rise in the polls. There is no doubt that Newt is smart, has a command of history and the oratorical skills to make Barack Obama look like a tongue-tied teenager. There is no doubt Newt has demonstrable leadership abilities, but can voters forgive his personal baggage and prickly nature. Newt must violate his basic philosophy of not attacking members of his own party and distinguish himself from the top tier candidates; propelling him into the top tier.

Michelle Bachmann. We know she is conservative and wants to repeal ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank. So what else is there? Originally on the top tier until the entry of Rick Perry, Bachmann has seemed to drop back to the third tier.

Ron Paul. Everybody’s crazy grandpa. Paul has a command of the facts when it comes to financial matters and the Federal Reserve, but has the abysmal outlook of a strict non-interventionalist when it comes to foreign affairs. Viewers should expect a genial man tilting at windmills.

Rick Santorum, look for Rick Santorum to attempt, once again, to raise his presence to the second-tier by attacking the frontrunners and suggests that he has the plan that can win in Congress.

The Players, comments and result …

WIN

CANDIDATE

COMMENTS

cyan_rightcyan_up MITT
ROMNEY

9-9-9 does not affect state sales tax. Middle class would see higher taxes on 9-9-9 plan.

Repeal Obamacare. Defends Romneycare as good for Massachusetts, not the nation.

Claims Romneycare idea came from Newt Gingrich and Heritage Foundation.

Empowered MA state police to enforce the law. Attacks Romney for giving education grants for illegal aliens.

Goes after Perry for continually interrupting. Will use e-verify that Perry opposed. Turn off the magnets drawing people here illegally.

Agrees with Paul on nuclear waste at Yucca mountain nuclear waste repository.

President has failed us.

 

cyan_downcyan_down RICK
PERRY
Positioning himself as the “authentic” conservative, not a conservative of convenience.

Promises his plan (again) will be in the future. Plays off the states with no current sales taxes.

Focus on 9 -- 9% unemployment, not 9-9-9 or 59 (points of Mitt’s plan)

Pushes energy development as the jobs solution.

Switches from medical care to railing against illegal immigrants in an attack on Romney. Shouts over Romney.

Charges Mitt had illegals working on his property. Claims Mitt open to amnesty.

Wants “virtual fence” and put boots on the ground, use drones.

Disses Moderator. You get to ask the questions and I can answer the way I want.

Switches illegal alien discussion to energy production and jobs. No repeal of 14th amendment.

Need real debate on foreign aid. Serious discussion on de-funding the United Nations.

cyan_upcyan_right

HERMAN CAIN

9-9-9 is revenue taxes and does not raise taxes on the poor. Read the plan. The special interests need the tax code to continue doing business as usual. Not a value-added tax.

Quit mixing apples and oranges.

Repeal Obamacare as a disaster. Promotes H.R. 3400 medical reforms.

Secure the border; using fence, technology and boots on the ground. Promote the existing path to citizenship. Enforce the laws on the books. Empower the states to deal with illegal immigration.

Supported TARP – but went against TARP after implementation.

Reform Dodd-Frank.

Occupy Wall Street: Blame yourself.

Would not negotiate with terrorists. Clarify our enemies and friends – and support our friends.

cyan_right MICHELLE BACHMANN Attacks 9-9-9 program on the basis of providing a new (national sales) tax for government revenue. Quibbles over definition of Value Added Tax as a hidden tax.

Everyone needs to pay something because everybody benefits from America.

Abolish the tax code and flatten the tax code.

Repeal ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank.

Even Obama tried to kill part of Obamacare.

Attacks Obama with Aunt and Uncle being illegal. Wants double-walled fence on entire border.

English as national language.

Anchor babies – can deal with issue legislatively.

Makes Housing problem into a women and children issue.

Stand up against Iran.
Supports Israel. Need to be reimbursed for liberation of nations. No release of prisoners for hostages.
cyan_upcyan_right NEWT GINGRICH Wants focused tax programs. Attacks Romneycare as big government, high cost program.

Attacks the Super Committee as being idiotic.


cyan_rightcyan_down RON
PAUL
9-9-9 is a regressive tax and dangerous. Government spending is a tax.

Re: Obamacare – should allow the people to opt out of American medical system. Eliminate third-party in medical care.

Doesn’t believe in a fence. Need to eliminate “group” mentality. Bring soldiers home and put them on the border.

Oppose Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. States rights issue -- where people put their nuclear garbage.

Attacks Federal Reserve and bubbles. Don’t trust government.

Why are we in Korea, Japan – turns defense issue into debt bubble discussion – we would be safer if we were in less places. Time to come home.

No foreign aid.

Dissed Ronald Reagan – trade weapons for hostages over Iran-Contra.
cyan_downcyan_down RICK SANTORUM Attacks 9-9-9 and then goes into family values – needing tax breaks for married people and families.

“Income mobility” ability of lower income people to rise in income. Pushes manufacturing. Repatriation of overseas profits without taxes.

Attacks Mitt on Obamacare saying he has no credibility. Shouted over Romney. Presses attack on RomneyCare.

Went to faith and family on immigration issue.

Accuses opponents on supporting TARP. Continues to be contentious.

Would not cut military spending. Need objectives for success, not for politics.
cyan_downcyan_downcyan_down JON HUNTSMAN NO SHOW – Claims he is boycotting the debate, but the truth is more like he would not meet the poll performance requirements.

Best lines …

Cooper asking about the difficulty involved in explaining 9-9-9, Newt responds: “You just watched it!”

“I’m a hawk. But I am a cheap hawk.” - Newt

Bottom line …

 

We all agree …

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-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



OBAMA: SPINNING THE CNN REPUBLICAN DEBATE IN LAS VEGAS

Here is how the Obama and his fellow travelers are trying to capitalize on the CNN Republican Debate held in Las Vegas.

Read this and learn how the opposition combines fundraising and message nullification into a single e-mail that capitalizes on the Republican efforts … (My comments are in blue)

Friend --

If you've been able to sit through any of the Republican presidential debates so far, I commend you for your patience and commitment to the President.

You can’t possibly want to know what the facts are before you commit to Obama’s socialist path and dangerous spending practices.

With all the talk about "class warfare," "Obamacare," "9-9-9," and how Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme," the Republican candidates have tended to leave very little time to discuss constructive solutions to the actual challenges facing our country.

All of these are symptoms of Obama’s legacy and demand addressing. We need to know what we are discussing before we can begin to speak about solutions.

Well, there's another Republican debate tonight in Las Vegas. And if we can't convince the candidates to talk about jobs or how to provide economic security for the middle class, we can hold them accountable for what they choose to talk about instead.

The candidates don’t need convincing to highlight Obama’s failures and how the Obama solutions deepen the problem.

The campaign has put together a debate watch game to make sure there's a real cost to all the attacks and nonsense.

Here's how it works: You pick a word or phrase from the list below to sponsor, and pledge to give $3 or $5 (or however much you'd like) for each mention. So tonight, as the Republican candidates prattle on about defunding Social Security, ending Medicare as we know it, and everything else they support, they will literally be building this campaign.

Donate sucker! Get more of the same corruption and incompetence.

Check it out, and get your guesses in now before the debate starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Don't worry, you can set a cap on how much you want to give, in case someone (not saying who) says "9-9-9" two dozen times.

-- Class warfare
-- Repeal
-- Obamacare
-- Fence
-- (De)regulation
-- Amnesty
-- Socialism
-- Romneycare
-- 9-9-9

We have to assume that the Republicans in this race are sincere about wanting to be President. But when so much of the discussion is about rolling back protections put in place by the Affordable Care Act and Wall Street reform, and instituting a tax plan that would mean middle-class families pay thousands more every year, we can question how sincere they are about helping to solve the very real problems millions of people confront every day.

Americans deserve a leader who takes the job seriously.

Pretty much why Obama is always in campaign mode, vacationing, golfing or shooting hoops. When does he ever find time to govern?

So I'm looking forward to seeing what you think they'll say this time. We should have some fun with this -- it's Vegas, after all.

But we're not just doing this for our own entertainment. We're building a campaign that can withstand a barrage of special-interest funded attacks from the other side, and make sure President Obama can continue the important work we have left to do.
Any donation you end up making tonight will be put to work right away to that end.

So what do you think? Class warfare? Socialism?
Make your best guesses here: <Link Removed>

Thanks for playing,

Matthew

Matthew Barzun
National Finance Chair
Obama for America

Bottom line …

It’s not a game when it is the future of our beloved America is on the line.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Global Warming and Politics: A Brief Note

Just spent some time listening to a lecture on specialized isotopic examination of carbonates from the Paleozoic period and was reminded that the scientists were honest, sincere and had no other agenda other than to walk the path where they were being led by the data.

The experimental techniques were being developed and calibrated and yielded results tied to particular samples taken from particular sites – and that comparison measurements of the in situ surrounding environment were unavailable.

In some cases this leads to making assumptions which predicated results.

So what we have learned is that while our body of knowledge is constantly growing, the research scientists may extrapolate their findings to broader global vistas as an intellectual exercise, but the findings are not accurate or reliable enough to form public policies.

Therefore, we must examine the motivations of those political animals – a few which may be scientists of some repute – before adopting the premise that the science justifies their public policy actions.

In a specific case, one scientist believes in finite planetary resources and that conservation of these resources for subsequent generations is a moral and physical imperative. Therefore, population control and dialing back the economies of developed nations is mandatory. This colors the science he selects to prove his point that action is urgently needed and that drastic, draconian measures are justified. The obvious observation is that this scientist has sacrificed his scientific credibility to become an activist --where pre-ordained results, in his opinion, justifies the means. Individual liberty and freedom of action be damned.

Which makes me think of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control. A political group where political people have written policy summaries for political use and then the scientific panel is asked to conform their findings to support the political viewpoint. Truth be told, of the 2,500 or so scientists involved in the process, most were not climate scientists in the strict sense of the word (many were politicians, administrators, weather forecasters, etc.) and that a relatively few people, only 5 read all of the eleven chapters of the 2007 report. A final political/science report, when published, had many scientists either withdrawing (if allowed) the use of their name or condemning the effort.

While the lecture was fascinating from a scientific point of view, the finding were not extensible to the entire planet’s ecosystem and certainly did not warrant any political action.The only plausible conclusion from the scientist’s findings were that more money, time and effort was needed to do more research. Funding for the institution, the project, the laboratory, the principal investigator and his post doc analysts – plus the grad students and laboratory specialists.

In other words, I am reminded of the Better Business Bureau’s slogan: “Investigate Before You Invest.”

Something to remember as we approach the 2012 election cycle.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Troops to Uganda: Obama is not acting on his own -- Congress is involved ...

Many in the alternative media, cable television and talk radio are discussing Obama’s Uganda initiative to send 100 special forces troops into Uganda to stop a very nasty group of individuals from abusing children and using them to terrorize and ethnically cleanse the region.

What seems to be overlooked is that this is not Obama starting another war, but acting upon the dictates of the United States State Department and the wishes of the United States Congress.

Questions …

The primary question should be is why is the United States undertaking this mission when it appears that this falls under the rightful purview of the United Nations? Especially when genocide and ethnic cleansing may be involved?

Could it have something to do with wealth re-distribution of the taxpayer’s money to third-world African nations?

Or could it be a resume enhancer for Obama’s next historic role … that of Secretary General of the United Nations where an anti-White, anti-America and pro-Marxist bent are just the basic job qualifications for a leadership position?

For those who want to review the matter and decide for themselves, here are the basics.

As passed by the United States Congress …

S.1067 -- Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009

An Act …

“To support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice, and for other purposes.”

Signed into law by President Obama on May 24, 2010 …

SEC. 3. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

    It is the policy of the United States to work with regional governments toward a comprehensive and lasting resolution to the conflict in northern Uganda and other affected areas by--

    • (1) providing political, economic, military, and intelligence support for viable multilateral efforts to protect civilians from the Lord's Resistance Army, to apprehend or remove Joseph Kony and his top commanders from the battlefield in the continued absence of a negotiated solution, and to disarm and demobilize the remaining Lord's Resistance Army fighters;
    • (2) targeting assistance to respond to the humanitarian needs of populations in northeastern Congo, southern Sudan, and Central African Republic currently affected by the activity of the Lord's Resistance Army; and
    • (3) further supporting and encouraging efforts of the Government of Uganda and civil society to promote comprehensive reconstruction, transitional justice, and reconciliation in northern Uganda as affirmed in the Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-283) and subsequent resolutions, including Senate Resolution 366, 109th Congress, agreed to February 2, 2006, Senate Resolution 573, 109th Congress, agreed to September 19, 2006, Senate Concurrent Resolution 16, 110th Congress, agreed to in the Senate March 1, 2007, and House Concurrent Resolution 80, 110th Congress, agreed to in the House of Representatives June 18, 2007.

Who were the bill’s sponsors and co-sponsors?

If you are interested in the Senators who sponsored and co-sponsored the bill, they can be found here. If you are are interested in the Representatives who sponsored and co-sponsored the corresponding House Bill H. R. 2478, they can be found here.

Bottom line …

Once again, the United States is using the taxpayers hard-earned money to play policeman to the world. Unnecessarily, because this is the type of mission that should be taken by a multi-national force headed by the United Nations. (When they are not too cowardly to actually engage the enemy with force)

You will notice that the legislation authorizes reconstruction to the delight of various special interest contractors ad NGOs and also authorizes incursions into states (northeastern Congo, southern Sudan, and Central African Republic) other than Uganda.

Just the beginning of another massive drain on our Treasury and representing additional borrowed money which further weakens the United States.

Another thing to consider when voting in 2012.

-- steve

Reference Links:

S.1067 -- Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Dan Wheldon and the Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Yesterday I was thinking about Dan Wheldon, the 33-year old racecar driver who was killed at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a horrific and fiery crash involving 15 racecars.

He left behind a beautiful wife and two small children. He was not forced to drive Indy cars at 200+ miles per hour. And he certainly was not forced to die while serving as entertainment for others who appreciate the sport of racing.

Yet he decided to use his God-given talents, education and skills to pursue big rewards at big risks. This is what he chose to do with his life – and he died doing what he liked.

Which brings me to ask the question …

Who are these asswipes occupying Wall Street and other places around our nation and why do they feel entitled to a portion of Dan’s income and his family’s future security for risking nothing more dangerous that shouting out their demands in the public square?

Which would you rather be?

An individual like Dan Wheldon?

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Or a member of the unproductive collective?

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Bottom line …

In life, there will always be winners and losers. Dan Wheldon, no matter how tragic the final outcome, was a winner. No amount of rhetoric or legislation can change fundamental human nature.

For those who believe the world owes them something, I strongly suggest that they go to the Socialist country of their choice and pursue their dreams.

For Dan Wheldon, his family and team mates, I wish them the peace and serenity that comes with time and the knowledge that Dan died doing what he loved doing and will serve as an inspiration for those around him.

-- steve

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R.I.P. Dan Wheldon (1979-2011)


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Does IRAN have a pre-positioned force in North America? Are U.S. authorities afraid to comment?

The threat …

TEHRAN, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Iran demanded consular access on Sunday to a man held in the United States over a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador and vowed to respond robustly to any "inappropriate measure" by the West.

Manssor Arbabsiar, who holds U.S. and Iranian citizenship, was arrested in September over the plot which Tehran called a fabricated "comedy show" but which U.S. lawmakers said was "very real" and showed the need for tougher sanctions on Iran.

"Any inappropriate measure against Iran, whether political or security-related, will be strongly confronted by the Iranian nation," Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, accusing Washington of inventing the plot to divert attention from the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. <Source>

An unknown enemy force?

As Iranian politicians threaten the United States with direct action should Iran be attacked using the pretext of a recently discovered assassination of a Saudi diplomatic official on American soil. we must ask an important question.

Is the United States government aware of the possibility of a pre-positioned militant force in North America – supported and controlled by Iran?

Some say that loose Canadian immigration policies have allowed a large number of Lebanese immigrants into the country with minimal restriction. Considering that Lebanon was greatly influenced by Hezbollah (Party of God). a militant Muslim group trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards, it is not a leap of faith that more than a few immigrants over the past twenty or so years are either sleeper agents under Iranian control or actual covert operatives. Or even a much larger number of committed religious warriors?

What is disturbing about this particular failed terrorist attack is that they were willing to outsource some of the logistics to a Mexican drug cartel.

But there are other disturbing elements to this story …

(1) This attack was not an attack on America per se. It was an attack on a particular Saudi official who has spent considerable effort to lobby high-ranking American government officials to wipe out Iran’s nuclear capability. Saudi Arabia is more than scared about the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran. And these Saudi weasels have a pattern of practice to use their petrodollars to purchase mercenaries to do their dirty work and to fund militant Islamists and terrorist groups in return for not attacking the Kingdom.

(2) We have a government controlled by progressive democrats who have historically exploited crisis to pursue their twisted Marxist ideology.

America’s highest-ranking senator on intelligence matters says she is convinced of Iran’s involvement in a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the United States.

Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says U.S. authorities have amassed ample evidence showing involvement by Iran’s elite Quds Force in the assassination plot. She said the case against Iran is air-tight - or, as she put it, “dead-bang”.

“The evidence is very strong. To cross to the other side of the world and attack in this country is an escalation. That that is what concerns us, and I think that is what concerns the Saudis, as well.”

Feinstein is regularly briefed by U.S. intelligence agencies on classified and highly-sensitive material. She spoke on the Fox News Sunday television program, which is broadcast domestically in the United States. <Source: Voice of America>

As a side note – shouldn’t Diane Feinstein keep her hyper-partisan big mouth shut and not discuss the issue on a national television program accessible to our enemies?

One must ask, is this the same type of intelligence that “everybody knows” that was used to declare that Sadam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction” and that an attack on U.S. assets was a real possibility?

The most troubling issue …

In the past 1,000 days of the Obama presidency, we have seen how the Obama and his fellow travelers want to drive our capitalist system into a financial and social collapse.

  • Obama has greatly expanded government size and spending on unproductive union-supporting activities.
  • Obama has expanded our foreign involvement into Libya without apparent justification. And now we are learning.
  • Obama has put U.S. Special Operations personnel in Uganda to deal with an internal problem when this is clearly a United Nations issue.
  • Obama continues to press for additional spending and massively increased regulations over our economy and our personal lives.
  • Obama appears to support the Marxist-lead protesters in Wall Street and other places – analogous to protests orchestrated and perpetrated in foreign nations.

So is Obama preparing to exploit this particular failed assassination issue for his political advantage? And doing it with the idea that if the his attempt goes wrong, he can blame it, once again, on George Bush.

Annals of National Security

Preparing the Battlefield

The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran by Seymour M. Hersh (July 7, 2008)

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.

These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.

Clandestine operations against Iran are not new. United States Special Operations Forces have been conducting cross-border operations from southern Iraq, with Presidential authorization, since last year. These have included seizing members of Al Quds, the commando arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and taking them to Iraq for interrogation, and the pursuit of “high-value targets” in the President’s war on terror, who may be captured or killed. But the scale and the scope of the operations in Iran, which involve the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), have now been significantly expanded, according to the current and former officials. Many of these activities are not specified in the new Finding, and some congressional leaders have had serious questions about their nature. <Source>

About Uganda …

It appears that Barack Obama may be attempting to feather his own nest – attempting his next “historic” coup by becoming the first American to head the United Nations. Where anti-American, anti-White sentiment and a pro-Marxist viewpoint is simply another job requirement.

It appears that Obama is trying to impress the international community by intervening in Africa to prevent genocide in Rwanda. In fact, the reason that Obama is reluctant to simply mention the word “genocide” in the United Nations is because the United Nations would be forced to commit an armed forced – and the credit would go to the United Nations.

And it would be naive to believe that a cushy multi-billion dollar foreign aid (aka wealth re-distribution) program is not on the drawing boards.

Bottom line …

Americans must be able to trust that their government and elected officials to support, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to uphold their sworn duty to keep the United States and its Citizens safe and secure.

Never before in the history of the United States have we had an ideologically warped president and a corrupt congress which can be bought by our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Something that must be remedied in 2012. We must elect “honest brokers” to serve “We the People.”

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Never forget: Obama stands with the socialist unions, thugs and law breakers ...

Every time I see this video of Barack Obama pandering to the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) – arguably one of the most militant pro-Marxist unions in the nation, I am reminded that our President is a Marxist and is just another useful idiot doing their bidding.

In the fool’s own words …

This man has never had an honest job that didn’t involve questionable connections, affirmative action and a socialist political ideology.

Why should we let this fool and his fellow travelers fumble about trying to create the jobs with their ivory tower backgrounds and lack of real life understanding?

Why should we reelect a man who stands for little more than progressive unionism – where seniority trumps merit; mediocrity trumps innovation and we see higher costs for less productivity?

We need to elect someone who has worked, knows how to work, knows how to leader others in growing our economy – instead of rationing scarcity and telling us that sacrifice must be shared – and who has the core values and motivation to say what he means and means what he says. I suggest to you that man is Herman Cain.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



OUR ENEMY HAS INFILTRATED OUR GOVERNMENT!

The socialists and communists have infiltrated our political parties and it matters little to them whether or not you call them democrats, republicans, progressives, liberals, socialists, communists or anything else. What matters is that they have one hand on the levers of power and the other deep in our pockets.

They use our own Constitution and laws against us. Finding ways to halt our progress, delay our projects and kill our jobs.

They use the environment as a rallying cry to justify cutting off our water – water that is vital to our very lives since many of us live in a desert.

They corrupt education by coercing prestigious institutions into pursuing their malevolent  goals by cloaking their activities in humanitarian terms.

They corrupt our science by funding those projects which they can spin as supporting their public policy.

They use the mainstream media to spread their word – repeating it over and over until it becomes accepted as truth and the prevailing wisdom. 

They assail the messenger who openly points and claims that the Emperor has no clothes.

And this type of treason and treachery is not new.

Consider the words of  a Roman scholar, lawyer, statesman and orator, Marcus Tullius, who lived in times long past. (106BC – 43BC) …

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.  

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. 
 
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.  

A murderer is less to fear.

The traitor is the plague.”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

As we approach the 2012 election cycle, I wonder who is that traitor among us – those who function openly in our government. And those who corrupt our government with their promises of campaign contributions and voter support?

I have begun to see the truth which is hidden in plain sight …

Petty, venal little politicians who will do or say anything to gain or maintain power.

Political parties who no longer stand for American ideals and will walk away, hand-in-hand, with any candidate with the finances and ability to win the majority of the vote.

The mainstream media which has forsaken their role as the unofficial branch of government: the “Fourth Estate” who fearlessly speaks truth to power.

Is it a manifestation of the 60s culture of hippies and free love? People willing to believe in suppressing their individualism in favor of the collective? People who blindly follow the charismatic leaders who tell their follower that they have found the secret to happiness or that they know the answer to achieving a better life?

The word has been weaponized …

I am seeing that political correctness, moral equivalence and multiculturalism has been weaponized by those who want to control our America, our people, our economy and our military.

Using the fear of being singled-out as a bigot, racist, homophobe or whatever loathsome label can be applied to suppress critical thinking, conversation and above all the type of individualism that abhors a world of subjugation and collectivism – where merit is trumped by seniority, innovation is trumped by mediocrity – and  failure is classified as achievement.

Our United States are being balkanized into fiefdoms of victims; each with a grievance so profound that it only can be remedied by government entitlements which results in unearned powers, perks and privileges for those whom the government deems worthy.

I, an individual …

I am concerned, as is my best friend Al, that this juggernaut towards an uncertain end – most likely a model of European Social Democratism  -- cannot be halted if we allow our Constitution and laws to be continually disregarded in favor of some unspoken “common good.”

I see no benefit for allowing illegal aliens to violate our national sovereignty until they reach a critical mass which can convince those in power to legitimize their existence – in essence giving them the power to vote us out of our homes, jobs and cultural birthright.

I see no benefit in allowing large government contractors to continue to low-bid jobs and then to charge outrageous amounts for change orders which ultimately render the project unworkable at a sunk cost of millions.

I see no benefit in allowing the government’s hyper-politicized regulatory agencies to cozy up to those they regulate and actively work against the consumer.

I see no benefit in allowing public employee unions to create an untouchable class of citizens whose jobs are secure and their salaries and benefits guaranteed by the rest of the working public. Especially when their performance is clearly substandard. Unions which result in higher costs, lower productivity, onerous work rules and who further inculcate socialist policies into everything they touch.

The time has come …

When are we going to realize that we have been blinded to the point of accepting failure and scarcity as the norm – allowing the government and its chosen designees to act as gatekeepers; doling out the benefits to stay in power.

Realizing that we are allowing our politicians to preserve their power by purchasing votes with public money.

When the hell are we going to wake up to the fact that the enemy is well-entrenched and needs to be systematically rooted out – like a malignant cancer from an otherwise healthy body? When are we going to realize that the parasites have just about killed the host?

Bottom line …

We are standing on the precipice looking into the abyss.

Do we take that bold move and elect a non-politician to our highest office; breaking the chain which has brought us to this dark, dangerous and depressing place?

Do we throw out the well-entrenched enemies of the people – those who masquerade as progressives?

Do we have the guts to do our duty –to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic?

Are we willing to act peaceably before we are engaged in another great civil war – pitting Americans against Americans – this time to free the slaves of a political system which has become a totalitarian nightmare?

Are you willing to go beyond the knee-jerk reaction of voting for this or that politician or political party as if supporting a sports team?

I can only hope that your own self-worth and individualism is enough to overcome the need for you to worship celebrity in order to feel good about yourself.

I personally am going to vote for Herman Cain – not because he is fashionably Black – but because he is one tough son-of-a-bitch, willing to speak his mind, put forth a plan and then to defend it. He is an American first. And I think he is willing to fight to reform the system rather than becoming a “go along to get along” puppet to be manipulated by political parties or corrupt special interests.

In any event …

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-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Progressive Hatchet Job on Romney?

The appears that much of the mainstream media is focused on a few goals:

Minimize the reputational damage to Barack Obama and his fellow travelers over his failed domestic and foreign policy.

Denigrate those GOP candidates who offer a significant chance of beating Obama in the upcoming 2012 election cycles.

Promote those GOP candidates who represent progressive values and would fracture the GOP into splinter groups.

Therefore, it appears we owe thanks to Donovan Slack writing in the Boston Globe who has discovered what appears to be “crony capitalism” in Mitt Romney’s midst. Or did he?

Romney, who  portrays himself as a hard-headed businessman, certainly “looks” presidential – but questions remain.

Is he really a RINO (Republican In Name Only), having led the uber-liberal State of Massachusetts into costly and failing public policies such as RomneyCare – the template, according to Obama, for ObamaCare?

Can he really be trusted to say what he means and mean what he says – because the records indicates he is a “flip-flopper” of the first magnitude? As you can see in this video, it’s all on the record for everyone to see. <Link to Video>

Like another George Bush, does Romney  represent crony capitalism and laissez-faire regulatory actions when it comes to detecting, deterring and prosecuting corporate and political fraud?

Is Romney a “get along to go along” type of guy who is willing to concede major points to the opposition and call it a win? Especially when everybody can see that his “win” is just a “slower” victory for the opposition.

But most importantly, who are his associates and advisors and do they pass the smell test?

Is the a matter of concern?

As reported in the Boston Globe …

Romney aide trades on political ties -- Turned to donors when starting firm

“As national finance director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2008, Spencer Zwick frequently called big-money supporters looking for contributions.”

After Romney dropped out of the race, Zwick did not stop calling.”

“Diving for the first time into the other sphere of the Romney universe - private-equity investing - the trusted aide began asking Romney’s backers to invest at least $10 million each in a financial partnership Zwick launched with Romney’s oldest son, Taggart.”

“Using their close ties to Romney and a hefty political Rolodex, the partners raised more than $200 million for the startup business, Solamere Capital, despite brutal market conditions and their limited experience in the world of high finance. In their prospectus, they said they expected to reinvest the money in an array of equity funds, each of them also managed by Romney political supporters.”

One would assume that one would capitalize on their connections and do everything in their power to raise money for a private venture. After, all it’s the American way. And to this point – there is nothing illegal or even a whiff of any “quid pro quo” deals.

Is this really a hedge against an uncertain future?

“The story of Solamere offers a rare glimpse into the intersecting worlds of Romney’s business and political operation, which continues to employ Zwick as chief fund-raiser for the 2012 campaign. Although campaign finance specialists say his overlapping missions are permitted by law, some ethics watchdogs say the arrangement presents an appearance that key political contributors could be rewarded with business opportunities.”

Watchdogs or political partisans?

I always get nervous when I see some group hold themselves out as watchdogs because they almost always have an agenda of their own – something far different from what the public may assume.

“’This setup screams what’s wrong with our broken system,’’ said Bob Edgar, chief executive of Common Cause, a national nonprofit advocacy group that frequently speaks out against the influence of money and lobbying in politics. ‘This is a business deal, and Romney is the investment. If he’s elected, they will have access and influence at the White House. If he’s not the next president, they’ll still make a bundle on the deal. Either way, they will be rewarded.’’’

What is wrong with this statement?

First, there have been no allegations of wrongdoing or even a hint of impropriety and yet here is this so-called watchdog group associating the actions of a Romney son and associate with “what’s wrong with our broken system.”  

And who is “Common Cause?”

“Common Cause is a self-described nonpartisan, nonprofit lobby and advocacy organization. Common Cause's current president and chief executive officer is Robert W. Edgar, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania. Its chairman is former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich.” <Source>

flag5 Hoist the RED Flags …

To my way of thinking, Robert Reich is a hyperpartisan Marxist troll.

“In an interview with The New York Times, he explained that ‘I don't believe in redistribution of wealth for the sake of redistributing wealth. But I am concerned about how we can afford to pay for what we as a nation need to do.’" 

About Reich’s  2007 book, Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life … “In it he argued turbo-charged corporate competition, fueled by consumers and investors seeking the best possible deals from anywhere in the world, was generating severe social problems. But governments were failing to address them because big corporations and Wall Street firms were also seeking competitive advantage over one another through politics, thereby drowning out the voices of ordinary citizens.” <Source>

Reich appears to be wary of both capitalism and the free markets. In fact, an article in American Spectator, itself a rightwing publication, notes …

Isn't It Reich? --Obama backer says there can be no stimulus without affirmative action.” 

A hatchet job on Romney by the progressives …

“Mitt Romney and Solamere’s principals declined through representatives to be interviewed.”

Why would one consent to be interviewed for an article that has no real probative value and appears to be a political hit piece? Of course, there were the obligatory statements.

“Solamere said in a statement that there was no consideration given to political connections or support in Solamere’s business strategies and that the firm ‘adhered to the highest ethical standards.’’’

Why would one consent to have their “private” business affairs examined by a reporter who is seeking to make unsavory connections between your clients and a politician?

’Solamere does not disclose the identities of its investors. Although the prospectus obtained by the Globe lists equity and venture firms that would be potential investment targets, the company would not confirm where it has placed its money. The lack of transparency makes it difficult to verify whether Zwick is appropriately managing his overlapping roles, critics say.’”

Lack of transparency? What the hell are they talking about? The progressive mainstream media such as the Boston Globe failed to adequately vet candidate Obama and his fellow Marxist and Communist travelers – even with open sources and now they want to play the “lack of transparency card?” They are not a regulatory agency. They have no right to demand information from a private company. And they certainly do not have a right to smear a candidate based on nothing more than their partisan suspicions.

The smear continues …

“If the campaign [fund-raiser] is on the one hand getting people to invest in the equity fund and then telling the recipients of the fund, ‘Hey why don’t you write a check to Mitt Romney?’, that’s an issue,’’ said Donald H. Schepers, director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College in New York.”

This is the rankest type of third-party innuendo of wrongdoing because the third-party doesn’t have a clue to the actual facts of the matter.

“Another political analyst said there did not appear to be anything improper about the arrangement, chalking it up to typical coziness between a political organization and its friends.”

“’It’s really a story about back-scratching by influential people, money moving around,’’ said historian Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank, who served in the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations and advised presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.”

If anything, it’s really a non-story because nothing has been proven and it is all smear-style allegations.

“Hess said Solamere is an example of how such business and political elites operate ‘in the first-class compartment.’’’

One might ask if these are Marxist morons. Of course you turn to your friends and acquaintances – and their friends and acquaintances – to raise money for your venture. You don’t simply post an advertisement asking for people of wealth to invest in a speculative venture.

“It is well established that Romney’s business background and ties helped build his political power. In 2008, Zwick flipped that formula upside down, using political leverage to kick off a multimillion-dollar investment firm.”

So? You would assume that it perfectly normal to use the assets and connections at hand to propel yourself forward – whether in a commercial venture or a political one.

Let’s throw in a little Marxist class warfare while we are at it …

“Solamere Capital was named for a private community in Deer Valley, Utah, where Romney owned a ski mansion. It was launched just two weeks after Romney dropped out of the presidential race in February 2008 and incorporated at the same Boston address where the campaign headquarters had been, records show. It later shared an address with Romney’s political action committees in Lexington, before moving to its current Back Bay office.”

I have heard of “ski lodges” – no matter how grand and plush, but I have never heard the term “ski mansion.” As for the use of addresses – one would assume that the addresses used would be close to the principals and chosen for their convenience. After all, you do not want to delay business by having your mail shuttled across the nation.

The Romney connection …

“A key element in the initial sales pitch to investors was the Solamere connection to Romney, who cofounded Bain Capital in 1984 and helped turn it into a $66 billion giant in the world of equity investing.”

“Zwick told potential investors that Romney was the first to invest in Solamere with $10 million, according to three people Zwick pitched who spoke on condition of anonymity - a move that undoubtedly built immediate credibility for the enterprise. During the past two years, according to financial disclosures, Romney has received between $100,000 and $1 million from the investment.”

Of course Romney would invest in a good thing, especially one which was associated with his son. He is a man of means so his investment is not out of proportion to his total wealth. The big numbers are shocking only to those who do not have a similar perspective. And what organization does not attempt to gain credibility and respect by citing its largest, most important and well-know backers? Nothing here – move along.

Now they attempt to impugn the organization’s personnel …

“The founders - besides Zwick and Tagg Romney - also included Eric Scheuermann, the only one of the three who listed private equity experience on Solamere’s prospectus. Scheuermann, a lawyer who worked in a clerkship for the late Supreme Court chief justice William Rehnquist, was previously a partner in New York-based Jupiter Partners, Solamere’s website said.”

“Tagg Romney had worked at a half dozen different jobs after getting his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998, including as a marketing executive for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Reebok. He was a senior aide on his father’s presidential campaign in 2008 and his gubernatorial campaign in 2002.”

While Tagg had the Romney name, it was Zwick, according to the prospectus, who was ‘most responsible for building the Solamere network.’’’

It seems reasonable that the senior partner would do the heavy lifting. And it is not unknown for companies as well as non-profits to stack their boards with “names” to attract other participants. How else could you justify a young progressive like Chelsea Clinton serving on the Board of a major corporation – no matter what her schooling?

And so it goes, on and on, trying to make the case that there is something suspicious about how business is done in the stratified atmosphere of big money and important people. Something a Marxist would hate with a passion because there is no “social justice” or “fairness.” No affirmative action and carve-outs for the “little people” – the people who are portraying as victims. Victims you are seeking for your coalition so that you get the votes – because you are the one to redress the wrongs of those bully capitalists.

How I got the story …

I did not happen on this story, it was spoon-fed to me by an unknown “publicist.” Probably because I have been openly critical of former governor Romney.

Good afternoon,

Boston Globe Washington Bureau Reporter Donovan Slack looks at the scandal surrounding Mitt Romney's national finance director and Romney’s oldest son using big money supporters to invest in a financial partnership. Slack provides a visual showing who exactly the money came from: Romney aide trades on political ties

If you are interested in speaking with Donovan about the story, I am happy to coordinate.

Best,

<Name and Title Withheld>

Elevate Communications

Who is Elevate Communications?

“Elevate Communication is a full-service public relations agency. We provide strategic public relations counsel and results-driven communications programs that deliver on our clients' communications objectives.”

“We have great relationships with leading consumer, business, trade and sports print and broadcast journalists. We are constantly serving as trusted sources, providing value-added content that helps seed stories, shape trends and secure significant coverage for our clients.”

Bottom line …

So let’s turn the story around. Who is Elevate Communications’ client and how much are they paying for a social media attempt to smear a GOP candidate? Was this “outreach” paid for by another candidate? Was this outreach paid for by the opposition? What the hell is going on with an article which attempts to turn innocent connections into a suggestion of scandal and wrongdoing?

Who is paying for this smear job? Are they attempting to curtail a front-runner? The questions are endless?

But they took a chance in sending me the information. Perhaps thinking my distaste for candidate Romney would make me into one of their “useful idiots” to serve their corrupt cause.

Well guys: F*ck You! You stand exposed for what you are – paid whores in the cause of International Marxism.

-- steve

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Reference Links …

Romney aide trades on political ties - Nation - The Boston Globe


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS