Portland area radio host, Carl Wolfson, was a featured speaker at a “gun violence prevention summit” in January, 2014, presented by Ceasefire Oregon. During the event, he mentions an encounter with Oregon state Senator Betsy Johnson, a pro gun democrat who was the swing vote that stopped new gun restrictions. Mr. Wolfson says he wanted to lobby for her support of a background check bill, and says he “couldn’t tell which way she was leaning, because of her walker.”
(Image USA Today)
On Tuesday, Senator, and well known Socialist, Bernie Sanders added an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill stating that the U.S. Senate recognizes that man-made Climate Change is real.
According to The Daily Caller, early Wednesday, top MIT Climate Scientist, Richard Lindzen, stated that for the U.S. Senate to take guidance from the “Socialist” Bernie Sanders was “ludicrous”:
“MIT climate scientist Richard Lindzen slammed this week’s amendment introduced by Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders that would make it the official position of the Senate that man-made global warming is real and a threat.
“Lindzen said Sanders’s amendment to a bill that approves the Keystone XL pipeline an “attempt to hijack science for political purposes.”
“Climate change is of course real; change being the normal state of affairs in climate,” Lindzen told Climate Depot. “Climate change has caused catastrophic problems on occasion throughout the earth’s history. While man may have contributed somewhat to climate change in recent years, his contribution to the above is highly questionable, and continues to be debated.”
“In the case of Bernie Sanders, a socialist, he is undoubtedly dreaming about nationalizing the energy industry,” Lindzen said. “For the U.S. Senate to accept guidance from Sanders’ bizarre dreams is ludicrous.”
As if to prove Dr. Lindzen’s statement true, later Wednesday, Senator Sanders said that it was a good idea for President Obama to veto the Keystone pipeline bill, because the pipeline will make our planet “significantly less habitable”.
Sadly, while Senator Sanders has apparently bought lock, stock and barrel into dangers of the “ludicrous” fiction that is man-made Climate Change, he has yet to realize the dangers of Marxist collectivism and its ability to make people “significantly less” free.
Elizabeth Warren is known for two things.
1. For claiming that she’s Native American.
2. For denying that she is running for President.
“In this conversation between the Massachusetts senator and Fortune Contributor and former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, a more business-friendly side of Warren emerges — and the final word on a White House run.
“…So are you going to run for President?
“What does the Democratic nominee need to do to win in 2016?
“They need to speak to America’s families about the economic crisis in this country. It starts with the recognition that Washington works for the rich and powerful and not for America’s families. From there, it has to go into what changes we need to make, and that gets back to education, infrastructure, and research.”
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey, took a tongue-in-cheek jab at the Obama administration’s micromanaging of the military:
Gen. Dempsey: “You mean am I being micromanaged? Is that the question?”
Chris Wallace: “That’s one of the questions.”
Gen. Dempsey: “If you’re asking me if I’m being micromanaged, I better go check with the White House before answering that question.”
(Image Trevor Loudon)
While many people know that Chicago, Illinois is the birthplace of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), few realize that the activity between the CPUSA, union leaders and politicians in New Haven, Connecticut makes Chicago’s Commies look tame.
Which makes the WTHN News report (below), that President Obama’s recent plan to make two years of Community College free to students was modeled after a program run in New Haven, Connecticut, much more interesting:
“I am thrilled to get this opportunity, through our amazing partnership with Yale University and on behalf of New Haven Promise, to participate in this White House Summit and to learn and share new initiatives that came from the first Day of Action back in January,” said Melton. “When President Salovey reported that Promise received a shout out at the first Summit, it created excitement in our Promise community. Now we close out the year with a first-hand visit.”
The Ex-Officio Director of the New Haven Promise Board of Directors is none other than the Mayor of New Haven, Toni N. Harp. Mayor Harp gained attention for naming a day in honor of a well known CPUSA and Black Panther member last May, and in 2012, then State Senator Toni Harp happily accepted an award from the CPUSA News, People’s World. But honoring, and being honored by Communists isn’t limited to the Mayor’s office in New Haven.
Last year the New Haven Board of Aldermen’s Black Caucus honored the CPUSA’s People’s Center. Over the years another Democrat State Senator and numerous union leaders (1, 2) and officials have all been given awards by the CPUSA in New Haven. Many of the events were even held in New Haven public school auditoriums.
Is it any surprise that President Obama’s plan for “Free College Education” was influenced by a program run in city known for its support of Communists?
Considering the American people are no longer shocked by Marxist Progressivism, even though it is a direct threat to their liberty, the only answer to the above question is sadly, No. None of us are surprised.
At a recent town hall in Portland, Oregon, a panel of environmentalists and state legislators fluffed around about new environmental policies and legislation. One panelist, Quinn Read, of Oregon Wild, brought up the idea of 3 new things to tax; hiking boots, binoculars, and birdseed. Yes, birdseed.
Again, these people literally want to tax birdseed, to fund more wildlife preservation projects.
Former state representative Katie Eyre tells Progressives Today: “When I served in the Legislature, the birdseed tax was lobbied by conservationists empathetic to the plight of birds suffering from changes to their natural habitats. This group included an owner of a small chain of stores that sells bird-related items. By assessing the tax on bird seed, and having these specific tax collections set aside for the specific conservation purpose, the promoters of this new tax felt that it was a self-assessment on a common cause near and dear to their hearts. Two problems with this: It created a new “program” which always includes new administrative costs and the expansion of government and it wasn’t clear if all buyers of bird seed agreed with the conservation efforts.”
Also at the town hall, a gentleman from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance was advocating for redefining “road”, “bike path”, and the gas tax, so they can “bypass the [state] Constitutional restrictions” in order to funnel gas taxes toward more bike and pedestrian projects. Yes, that’s right, they want to take money from the people who use the roads, and use it for non road projects.
Eyre tells us: “Any Constitutional amendment should be for the most precious issues of policy. Redefining “roads” to include bike paths seems to be a maneuver solely to invade limited and eroding gas tax funds. Do we really want to amend our Constitution in order to manipulate access to limited funds which already have sufficient needs for which they can be spent?”
This just happens to be taking place at a time when the Portland city council is trying to ram through a citywide street fee/tax.
Everyone has been celebrating the recent fall in gas prices. Everyone except President Obama.
The Daily Mail reports that President Obama stated in a speech Wednesday that Americans shouldn’t be getting too comfortable with low gas prices:
“President Barack Obama is cautioning Americans not to get too comfortable with low gas prices.
“Folks should enjoy’ the decrease in fuel costs, Obama said, but they should stay mindful that it won’t last forever.
‘I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,’ told the Detroit News.
While visiting a Ford car factory just outside of Detroit today Obama will trumpet the rebirth of the auto industry and encourage Americans to switch to fuel efficient and hybrid cars like the ones produced in the Wayne, Michigan, plant.”
President Obama isn’t actually concerned about how much money is in American’s pocketbooks (except in the case of the top 10% of wage earners). He is concerned that consistently low gas prices will destroy his legacy. The legacy that consists of fundamentally transforming the United States into a more environmentally sustainable nation. Where high energy prices force people to live more “green” is the norm, and centralized monitoring and control of energy resources is the rule of the land.
An animal liberation group called Direct Action Everywhere recently hosted an event in which a variety of presentations were given, which included titles such as “Trickle-Up Queer Animal Liberation” and “LGBTQ and Animal Liberation.”
The video compilation, posted by Daylight Disinfectant, starts off with a young, uhh, supposedly female who talks about her kielbasa, and why she didn’t have any love for the sausage. “How could I justly seek my own liberation, while denying that to others?” she pondered. She later shows a picture of her girlfriend with a “cow”, which shows them “connecting” and the cow “really enjoying himself.” “My goal is total animal, queer, and trans liberation” she says at the end of her presentation.
The next presenter talks about how animal liberation begins with your cat.
The third presenter starts off by saying “I’m going to talk about some of the ways in which the struggles for LGBTQ and animal liberation intersect with each other”, and uses a picture of primate bonobos having sex, with a baby bonobo between them. “I’m not sure if the adults are the same gender or sex, or if they are opposite sex, but like humans, they are one species that have sex for pleasure, and they form a variety of relationships with each other, both opposite sex and same sex relations, and also have multiple partners.” She goes on to talk about “human supremacy“, and ends with the statement “The LGBTQ rights and animal right movements must work together to achieve human and nonhuman equality”
Finally, we have a presentation on “respecting gender identity”, saying “Gender expression is not necessarily fixed. It can vary from day to day even hour to hour. Some people even have a different gender identity when they wake up in the morning“…”These animals cannot tell us what their gender identity is, so, unfortunately, we have to make some assumptions based on their anatomy. It’s imperfect, but I think it’s much better to call an animal she or he to respect that that animal is a person just like humans or people”
“It’s a reminder that this animal is a person, and we should respect them as an individual.” They later go on to refer to a chickens and goats as persons, and they seem to be perplexed by the gender of a snail. They end by praising Sweden’s education system which teaches children at a young age to use gender neutral pronouns.
(Images Van Harvey aka Blogodidact)
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” -John Adams 1770
The fact that Communist regimes around the world have murdered over 110 Million people is something that should never be forgotten, especially by the news media. But sadly the memory of most human beings is short, and in the case of the media, almost non-existent.
For example, Fox 2 News in St. Louis reports that a symbolic “Black People’s Grand Jury” has been convened in order to decide if the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case was fair:
“ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -A symbolic Black People’s Grand Jury will met Saturday morning to go over evidence presented in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown by then Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. The group has no legal authority, but organizers say the goal is to uncover what they call a clear bias that was shown during the St. Louis County grand jury process.“
What is truly amazing is that while Fox 2 News did point out that some members of the Black People’s Grand Jury were members of the African People’s Socialist Party, the media failed to mention, or even point out, condemn, or ridicule the fact that 2 members of the “Grand Jury” were sporting Soviet era Communist hats at the press conference. (Pictured above and below.)
One of the men sporting one of the Communist hats of death, and running the press conference, was none other than Omali Yeshitela, founder of the African People’s Socialist Party (pictured below). Comrade Yeshitela is an Ex-Black Panther Chairman and has been known to stir up trouble in black communities around the world, including Ferguson, Missouri.
But did Fox 2 bring up the controversial past of the “Socialists” holding this mock Grand Jury?
Of course not.
Because it would appear that Progressive radicals have become so common place in the United States that the media doesn’t deem pointing out their dangerous beliefs newsworthy. Even if one of those radicals is a Marxist heading a mock Grand Jury and holding a press conference….or is the President of the United States.
By P. Hall at The Silent Majority
On December 19th, 2014, outside NY City Hall Park, the Thankyou NYPD#BlueLivesMatter Rally was harassed by #NoThankYouNYPD protestors
The #NoThankYouNYPD protestors were determined to SHUT DOWN any rally that might show support for the NYPD.
The Anti-NYPD agitators face book page said clearly that they came out to SHUT DOWN the Pro-NYPD Rally.
“To have any pro-cop rally when the people has been denied justice in the case of Eric Garner and Mike Brown is an attack on all those that has been victimize by the militarize police department.”
“We also need to make sure that who ever is coming to support this event is recorded on camera, video or picture.The world need to see the faces of those that support the militarize police department and killer cops.”
“I believe that everyone has the right to express their belief in any manner they want, but not on the blood of our stolen love ones. Police terrorizes people around the world and murder people with impunity. We the people must send police and those that support killer cops a message!”
Read the rest here.