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October 11, 2011

Occupied by the Lunatic Fringe

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Occupied by the Lunatic Fringe,

The Tea Party and OWST (occupy wall street) demand an end to bailouts, not just of corporations, which we both agree, but of governments as well.

LYRICS by Tom Cochrane performed by Red Rider

Lunatic Fringe
I know you’re out there
You’re in hiding
And you hold your meetings
We can hear you coming
We know what you’re after
We’re wise to you this time
We won’t let you kill the laughter

Lunatic Fringe
In the twilight’s last gleaming
This is open season
But you won’t get too far
We know you’ve got to blame someone
For your own confusion
But we’re on guard this time
Against your final solution

We can hear you coming
(We can hear you coming)

No you’re not going to win this time
We can hear the footsteps

(We can hear the footsteps)
Way out along the walkway

Lunatic Fringe
We know you’re out there
But in these new dark ages
There will still be light

An eye for an eye
Well, before you go under
Can you feel the resistance
Can you feel the….thunder



Red Rider was led by guitarist Tom Cochrane, who had a solo hit in 1991 with “Life Is A Highway.” He wrote this song after reading about Raoul Wallenberg, who worked to free Hungarian Jews during World War II. The song speaks against the oppression of Jews in America, which Cochrane felt was far less overt but still disturbing. Cochrane even mentions the “Final Solution” in the lyrics, which refers to Hitler’s wish that all Jews be eliminated. (thanks, Raymond – Winnipeg, Canada)

October 11, 2011

Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

The group of private-sector business leaders advising President Obama on how to create jobs and grow the economy is full of deep-pocket Democratic donors and high-profile financiers of Obama’s re-election campaign, a review of Federal Election Commission data shows.

At least 10 members of the Obama-appointed Council on Jobs and Competitiveness gave the legal maximum contribution — $4,600 — to help get Obama elected in 2008, and they continue to write checks for the president in 2012.  Several also serve as Obama campaign bundlers, top fundraisers who collect millions of dollars from their networks of well-to-do colleagues and friends to aid his re-election bid.

The bundlers — Mark Gallogy, co-founder of investment firm Centerbridge Partners, Penny Prtizker, president and CEO of Pritzker Realty Group, and Robert Wolf, chairman of UBS Americas — have raised as much as $2.7 million for Obama in 2008 and 2012 combined, according to estimates provided by the Obama campaign.

Pritzker served as the Obama presidential campaign’s national finance chairwoman in 2008 and co-chair of the Obama inaugural committee in 2009.  Wolf is an occasional Obama golf partner and most recently played golf with the president during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

Other members of the council who have personally padded Obama’s election coffers include Xerox Corporation CEO Ursula Burns, TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson, MIT/Harvard Broad Institute director Eric Lander, Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons, Hooven-Dayton Corp. CEO Christopher Che, UC Berkeley professor Laura D’Andrea Tyson, attorney and board member John Doerr, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Sandberg hosted an exclusive, star-studded fundraiser for the Obama Victory Fund at her Palo Alto, Calif., home  Sept. 25 that netted at least $2.5 million for the 2012 campaign. The money is split between the Obama Campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The companies and organizations represented on the council have also been prolific donors to Democrats and Obama through their political action committees, or PACs.

UC Berkeley employees contributed $1.6 million combined to Obama in 2008, more than from any other organization, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.  UBS, Citigroup and GE, whose chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt leads Obama’s jobs council, were the source of more than $1.7 million combined.

Comcast Corp., headed by CEO Brian Roberts who sits on the council, is the top corporate source of campaign cash for Obama’s 2012 bid.

Two high-profile unions — the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and AFL-CIO — also played a key role in helping to elect Democrats and Obama in 2008, spending more than $900,000 on political communications and advertisements, according to CRP.  The leaders of both groups, Joseph Hansen and Richard Trumka, also sit on Obama’s council.

via Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors – ABC News.

October 11, 2011

PopModal Conservative Videos – To say 14 millon Mormon Christians are members of a cult is an ethnic slur and therefore bigotry.

Harry Reid, Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney. Others include Christina Aguilera, Elvis Presley, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin. Larry King. Jewel, Roseanne, Gladys Knight, the rock band The Killers, Donny & Marie Osmond. Warren Zevon, Alice Cooper

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October 11, 2011

The Theological and Political Errors of Pastor Jeffress

So Jeffress favors voting for an evangelical Christian over a “cult” member — but favors voting for a member of a “cult” over a Christian who happens to be politically liberal? Where exactly in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament is this stance articulated? The answer is: Nowhere.

The Reverend Jeffress is making this up as he goes along.

via The Theological and Political Errors of Pastor Jeffress « Commentary Magazine.

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