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Monday, March 29, 2010

Democrats broke their own windows

As I expected, the Democrats hired their own campaign workers to break their windows for a Rev. Sharpton/Tawana Brawley style hoax

'08 race worker held in damage to Colorado Democratic HQ
By Jessica Fender
The Denver Post
POSTED: 08/26/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT
UPDATED: 08/26/2009 06:09:22 AM MDT

A volunteer cleans up the broken glass Tuesday at the state Democratic Party headquarters south of downtown. (John Sunderland, The Denver Post)
Dec 22:
Political activist pleads guilty in window-smashing
Aug 27:
Alleged Colorado Democratic HQ window basher may be fan of no party
Anarchists raise bail for Dem. HQ window-bashing suspect
Aug 25:
1 suspect in custody following Dem HQ vandalism in Denver
One of two people suspected of shattering 11 windows Tuesday morning at the state Democratic Party headquarters has an arrest record and a history of helping a Democratic political candidate, public records show.

Police said that about 2:20 a.m., 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler, now in custody, and an at-large accomplice took a hammer to the picture windows displaying posters touting President Barack Obama and his health care reform efforts.

Early Tuesday, Democratic Party chairwoman Pat Waak said the damage to her building in Denver's art district was a consequence of "an effort on the other side to stir up hate." She tempered her statement after Schwenkler's political history was revealed.

"What I've been saying is there is a lot of rhetoric out there from both sides of the spectrum," Waak said. "That's what's been disturbing to me. People are saying a lot of things not appropriate for civil discourse."

For weeks, people on both sides of the health care debate have rallied across the country.

Schwenkler is charged with criminal mischief and is to make his first appearance in Denver County Court today.

He is accused of doing an estimated $11,000 in damage and could face a felony conviction.

On the last day of the 2008 Republican National Convention, he was charged with misdemeanor unlawful assembly in St. Paul, Minn.

Court records provided through the St. Paul Pioneer Press show he was jailed about 2 a.m.

Schwenkler received $500 in November 2008 to walk door-to-door in support of Democrat Mollie Cullom, who lost her race to Republican state Rep. David Balmer of Centennial.

Waak, who was not involved with the group that paid Schwenkler, said she's never heard of the suspect and pointed out that just because he canvassed "doesn't mean he's a good Democrat."

Schwenkler was one of dozens of paid canvassers bankrolled by the Colorado Citizens' Coalition, a political 527 committee

Schwenkler has worked for Democratic causes. (Denver Police Department )
funded by labor groups and well-known, wealthy liberal donors.
In those disclosures, Schwenkler's address is listed as Derailer Bicycle Cooperative, a free community bicycle collective that operates just around the corner from the Democratic headquarters. Multiple volunteers at the collective declined to discuss Schwenkler, though they said he was affiliated with the group.

Balmer said he suspects the vandalism might have been aimed at making the GOP look bad.

"This sounds like the type of Democratic tactic from the left fringe trying to make Republicans look mean-spirited," Balmer said. "In this case, it blew up in their face. He was caught red-handed."

Schwenkler allegedly tried to conceal his identity while committing the crime by wearing a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves, according to police descriptions.

When a Denver police officer on patrol spotted two people smashing windows, the suspects fled on bicycles.

Schwenkler was arrested after a short foot pursuit, but the other suspect sped away, police Detective Vicki Ferrari said.

She declined to release further details.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

My reply to the Atlantic

I have been to every tea party in DC, half of those in Annapolis, and several in northern Virginia. I don't think the problem is that "journalists" cover the Lyndon LaRouchies who are over on the sidelines or the single issue abortion rights people or anyone else who doesn't represent the broad libertarian streak of the tea party movement's call for less government and respecting the Bill of Rights.

I think the problem is that you lie, parroting the fabrications of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid regime. I don't expect anything more from you, as you have long been nothing more than flaks for the tax predator ruling class. You missed the rise of Scott Brown. You covered up for John Edwards and Clinton before him (and Obama after). And one of your own lived with the Federal Reserve chairman and yet none of you saw the financial crisis coming.

I, a gay man, was at the Tea Party at the Capitol and was on the corner when the Congressional Black Caucus members did their photo op walk together into the Capitol. No one used the N word and you have found no video showing anyone saying other than "Kill the Bill" as they walked. Their own entourage are on video holding video cameras and they have no video of anyone doing that. You lie.

When we encircled the Capitol holding hands I was between a Hispanic mom and her two daughters and a Vietnamese couple with 5 pre-teen children. But you "journalists" did not cover the symbolic encirclement, the prayer vigils, or the diversity. You lie.

Now you show us bricks and broken windows. Amazingly no security cameras or traffic cameras show us any tea partiers throwing the bricks. Shades of Al Sharpton and Tawanha Brawley? You lie.

Now we are daily seeing Obama's polls drop, approval of "healthcare" fascism drop, new explosive budget and deficit numbers come out AFTER the vote, and businesses tell us how these costs will raise our utility bills and prices. You lie.

$10,000 if you can prove you aren't just another Al Sharpton Hoax

I have been to every Tea Party in DC and most of those in Annapolis and half of them in northern Virginia.

I have never heard anyone use the N word. I have seen a lot of DNC and SEIU employees with identical signs being rude and goading people.

There seems to be no video or audio of anyone using the N word and amazingly not a single security camera or traffic camera showing anyone throwing a brick. Given the constant lies of leftovers, demwits, and their media allies, once can only suspect this is all a Towana Brawley/Al Sharpton hoax to keep people from talking about Obama and his healthcare fascism dropping in the polls.

There is a $10,000 bounty for anyone who can show proof as opposed to making smears:

2010: A Race Odyssey; Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark

Monday, March 22, 2010

the Doctor is not in

Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicine
Doctors cite red tape from insurance companies, government agencies
Med school students shy away from family medicine
Shortage of primary care physicians predicted to be 35,000 to 40,000 by 2025
Next Article in Health »

By Val Willingham
CNN Medical Producer

(CNN) -- Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative.

Experts say if many physicians stop practicing, it could be devastating to the health care industry.

The survey, released this week by the Physicians' Foundation, which promotes better doctor-patient relationships, sought to find the reasons for an identified exodus among family doctors and internists, widely known as the backbone of the health industry.

A U.S. shortage of 35,000 to 40,000 primary care physicians by 2025 was predicted at last week's American Medical Association annual meeting.

In the survey, the foundation sent questionnaires to more than 270,000 primary care doctors and more than 50,000 specialists nationwide.

Of the 12,000 respondents, 49 percent said they'd consider leaving medicine. Many said they are overwhelmed with their practices, not because they have too many patients, but because there's too much red tape generated from insurance companies and government agencies.

And if that many physicians stopped practicing, that could be devastating to the health care industry. Dr. Gupta: Watch more on the looming doctor dearth »

"We couldn't survive that," says Dr. Walker Ray, vice president of the Physicians Foundation. "We are only producing in this country a thousand to two thousand primary doctors to replace them. Medical students are not choosing primary care."

Dr. Alan Pocinki has been practicing medicine for 17 years. He began his career around the same time insurance companies were turning to the PPO and HMO models. So he was a little shocked when he began spending more time on paperwork than patients and found he was running a small business, instead of a practice. He says it's frustrating.

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"I had no business training, as far as how to run a business, or how to evaluate different plans," Pocinki says. "It was a whole brave new world and I had to sort of learn on the fly."

To manage their daily work schedules, many survey respondents reported making changes. With lower reimbursement from insurance companies and the cost of malpractice insurance skyrocketing, these health professionals say it's not worth running a practice and are changing careers. Others say they're going into so-called boutique medicine, in which they charge patients a yearly fee up front and don't take insurance.

And some like Pocinki are limiting the type of insurance they'll take and the number of patients on Medicare and Medicaid. According to the foundation's report, over a third of those surveyed have closed their practices to Medicaid patients and 12 percent have closed their practices to Medicare patients That can leave a lot of patients looking for a doctor.

And as Ray mentioned, med school students are shying away from family medicine. In a survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in September, only 2 percent of current medical students plan to take up primary care. That's because these students are wary of the same complaints that are causing existing doctors to flee primary care: hectic clinics, burdensome paperwork and systems that do a poor job of managing patients with chronic illness.

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So what to do? Physicians don't have a lot of answers. But doctors say it's time to make some changes, not only in the health care field but also with the insurance industry. And they're looking to the new administration for guidance.

One of President-elect Barack Obama's health care promises is to provide a primary care physician for every American. But some health experts, including Pocinki, are skeptical.

"People who have insurance can't find a doctor, so suddenly we are going to give insurance to a whole bunch of people who haven't had it, without increasing the number of physicians?" he says. "It's going to be a problem." E-mail to a friend

We will remember in November

The Executioner's List

Call Capitol Hill

202 224-3121 and promise them retribution. Not just in their next race, but in their attempt to run for or be appointed to ANY office, and any private enterprise they will engage in in the future. And any member of their family.

Yes votes for the health care bill:
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Brown, Corrine
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Connolly (VA)
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Donnelly (IN)
Edwards (MD)
Frank (MA)
Gordon (TN)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Hall (NY)
Hastings (FL)
Jackson (IL)
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Klein (FL)
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lofgren, Zoe
Markey (CO)
Markey (MA)
McCarthy (NY)
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy (NY)
Murphy, Patrick
Nadler (NY)
Neal (MA)
Pastor (AZ)
Pingree (ME)
Polis (CO)
Price (NC)
Rothman (NJ)
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Smith (WA)
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Van Hollen
Wasserman Schultz
Wilson (OH)

No votes on the bill:
Adler (NJ)
Barrett (SC)
Barton (TX)
Bishop (UT)
Bono Mack
Brady (TX)
Broun (GA)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Burton (IN)
Coffman (CO)
Davis (AL)
Davis (KY)
Davis (TN)
Deal (GA)
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Edwards (TX)
Franks (AZ)
Garrett (NJ)
Gingrey (GA)
Hall (TX)
Hastings (WA)
Herseth Sandlin
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jordan (OH)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kline (MN)
Lee (NY)
Lewis (CA)
Lungren, Daniel E.
McCarthy (CA)
McMorris Rodgers
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Poe (TX)
Price (GA)
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Ryan (WI)
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Thompson (PA)
Wilson (SC)
Young (AK)
Young (FL

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunday March 21 at 11 am Tea Party palooza continues

Tea Party palooza continues at Sunday 11 am outside the Capitol RotundaShare
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Today's tea party with thousands of Americans who drove from San Diego, Dallas, Princeton, Philadelphia, Nashville, Birmingham and everwhere made so much noise the House Rules committee recessed its activities after voting not to use "Demon Pass"

No Democrats came out of the Capitol, which we encircled, except for Sheila Jackson Lee, who came out briefly and hid behind Capitol police carrying rifles and then ran back inside when someone screamed out "Sheila, where is your cell phone now?" in reference to Congresscritter Jackson's contemptuous deliberate cell phone conversation last year at a Townhall meeting when a cancer survivor was speaking to her about her fears of government rationing panels.

New chants included "Nancy," and "Come out and Play," "We will remember in November," "Li-Ber-Ty," "It's our money!," "He Lies!," and "Kill the Bill!"

The Capitol Hill police seemed particularly fascistic, controlling who crossed streets around the Capitol, carrying large rifles and holding them in prominent display, and wearing sunglasses.

Photos of the events including Sheila Jackson Lee, the heavy weaponry, and sunset on the rotunda will be posted at the website soon.

Good signs of the day included "No One Paid Me To Be Here" and "There Is Free Cheese in a Mousetrap."

Tea Party palooza continues: Join me Sunday 11 am on Capitol Hill for a vigil:

Please go to the front page of ResistNet to hear the audio update on the Code Red Rally in DC today by Darla Dawald, ResistNet's National Director

Visit Patriotic Resistance at:

Today's Protest

Thank you very much for confirming your attendance for this weekend's Code Red Alert at the Capitol. Here are a few last minute reminders for you:

Remember to bring your clipboard and a pen. We will have handouts for you.
It is going to be sunny and in the mid to upper 70s. Wear sunscreen.
There are several events happening in DC tomorrow including a marathon. The marathon is going to have a lot of streets closed. Be sure to allow time for traffic.
If you can volunteer, we could use a few volunteers at the West Lawn of the Capitol at 9:30 am. The volunteers will help distributing handouts and may also help with crowd direction.
If you are able to stay through Sunday, that would be good because the final vote is supposed to take place on Sunday.
Again, thank you for confirming your attendance. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske, Rob Gaudet, Ryan Hecker, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman

Jenny Beth Martin (, 770-878-1550)
Dawn Wildman (
Mark Meckler (
Debbie Dooley (

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 20th Tea Party Protest

Call to Arms: Join Me in DC Saturday to Stop ObamaCare
by Jon Voight
I am calling to all of you freedom-loving Americans to come once again to Washington D.C. to gather at upper Senate Park, across from the Capitol on Saturday, at 12 o’clock noon.
We must come by the thousands.

Speaker Pelosi will stop at nothing to fulfill her corrupt conquests. She will bring all of the corrupt ACORN liars to try to bully all the Democrats that may be having pangs of guilt knowing quite surely what their votes can and will do. If they’re bullied into saying “yes,” it will destroy America.
Join me and Rep. Michele Bachmann in Washington DC at 12 noon EST so we can give all the Democrats who know what the end result will be the courage to say: “No, do not pass this destructive bill.”
I’ll see you there.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tea Partiers visit Congress

March 20th Tea Party Protest

Dear Patriots,

As you know the House/Pelosi is pulling out all their tricks to accomplish the passing of Obamacare. On Tuesday Resistnet partnered with American Grassroots Coalition and the Tea Party Express to sponsor a Code Red Rally in DC. Several thousand attended and visited Reps on Capitol Hill.

This Saturday many are going back.....this is your chance to show up on the day that they hope to pass this debacle. If you can join us in DC we will be sending out more information as we receive the updates on location and times. At this time it is tentatively set for 12:00 Noon.

Either way we need you to continue the calls, faxes, visits to local offices, and spread the word to get as many joining in the effort as possible. We will send out another update soon but we wanted you to have ample time to make your arrangements.

+ + Three key actions

It is vitally important that every Representative and every
Senator hear from their constituents right now. Here are three ways
you can expand your voice...

Action #1 -- Send faxes right now

It is important that members of Congress hear
from as many different constituents as possible.
If you want to use this service to get a message
to your members of Congress and other key
Congressmen, go here to schedule faxes:

(As always, we provide all the information for you to send
your own faxes if you prefer. Just click the above link.)

Action #2 -- Call your Representative

The first key votes will take place in the House -- either on
the Senate bill or on the Slaughter Rule/Reconciliation bill.

Call if you want them to hear your position on this issue:

Rep. Call the Congressional Switchboard (202) 224-3121

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

For more detailed contact information on your Rep, go here:

Talking Points:

1. I oppose any attempt to avoid a direct vote in the House
on the Senate ObamaCare bill, such as the "Slaughter
Solution" self-extracting rule.

2. Congress should NOT pass any version of the current
ObamaCare bill and should start over with market-based,
cost-saving solutions.

3. I also oppose the abuse of the "reconciliation" rules
to ram ObamaCare through Congress.

Action #3 -- Forward this to your friends

Ask everyone you know to do something today to let their
voice be heard. Forward this message to as many people
as you can.


Be sure to go to ResistNet to network with other grassroots
conservatives and take part in protests and rallies that
are developing right now:

Make your plans for DC!

Darla Dawald, National Director
Visit Patriotic Resistance at:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 16 protest

Protest Health Care in DC
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
9:00am - 6:00pm
Washington Dc
On Tuesday Everyone will go to the Cannon Buildling in Washington DC to Tell on Our Congressman to VOTE NO for the Healthcare Bill...

Stop ObamaCare NOW!

Bus leaves Atlanta Capitol on Monday, Mar 15th at 7 PM and Arrives back to Atlanta on Wed AM..Ride the Express and lets get the job done.
Cost is $80/person

Melt the phones

Here is a view of how each representative voted last November and their current status.
Congressional Targets 11/7/09 Vote YES NO UNDECIDED

Use this link for hypertext to phone and fax numbers

Adler (NJ-03) No
Altmire (PA-04) No
Arcuri (NY-24) Yes
Baird (WA-03) No
Barrow (GA-12) No
Bishop (NY-01) Yes
Boccieri (OH-16) No
Boswell (IA-03) Yes
Boren (OK-02) No
Boucher (VA-09) No
Boyd (FL-02) No
Bright (AL-02) No
Cardoza (CA-18) Yes
Carney (PA-10) Yes
Chandler (KY-06) No
Childers (MS-01) No
Connolly (VA-11) Yes
Costa (CA-20) Yes
Dahlkemper (PA-03) Yes
A. Davis (AL-07) No
Davis (TN-04) No
Donnelly (IN-02) Yes
Driehaus (OH-01) Yes
Edwards (TX-17) No
Giffords (AZ-08) Yes
Gordon (TN-06) No
Heinrich (NM-01) Yes
Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL) No
Hill (IN-09) Yes
Holden (PA-17) No
Kanjorski (PA-11) Yes
Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) Yes
Kissell (NC-08) No
Kosmas (FL-24) No
Kratovil (MD-01) No
Kucinich (OH-10) No
Lipinski (IL-03) Yes
Markey (CO-04) No
Marshall (GA-08) No
Matheson (UT-02) No
McIntyre (NC-07) No
McMahon (NY-13) No
Melancon (LA-03) No
Minnick (ID-01) No
Mitchell (AZ-05) Yes
Mollohan (WV-01) Yes
Murphy (NY-20) No
Nye (VA-02) No
Obey (WI-07) Yes
Owens (NY-23) Yes
Perriello (VA-05) Yes
Peterson (MN-07) No
Pomeroy (ND-AL) Yes
Rahall (WV-03) Yes
Ross (AR-04) No
Schauer (MI-07) Yes
Schrader (OR-05) Yes
Shuler (NC-11) No
Skelton (MO-04) No
Space (OH-18) Yes
Spratt (SC-05) Yes
Stupak (MI-01) Yes
Sutton (OH-13) Yes
Taylor (MS-04) No
Tanner (TN-08) No
Teague (NM-02) No
Titus (NV-03) Yes
Wilson (OH-06) Yes

Adler (NJ-03) No
Altmire (PA-04) No
Arcuri (NY-24) Yes
Baird (WA-03) No
Barrow (GA-12) No
Bishop (NY-01) Yes
Boccieri (OH-16) No
Boswell (IA-03) Yes
Boren (OK-02) No
Boucher (VA-09) No
Boyd (FL-02) No
Bright (AL-02) No
Cardoza (CA-18) Yes
Carney (PA-10) Yes
Chandler (KY-06) No
Childers (MS-01) No
Connolly (VA-11) Yes
Costa (CA-20) Yes
Dahlkemper (PA-03) Yes
A. Davis (AL-07) No
Davis (TN-04) No
Donnelly (IN-02) Yes
Driehaus (OH-01) Yes
Edwards (TX-17) No
Giffords (AZ-08) Yes
Gordon (TN-06) No
Heinrich (NM-01) Yes
Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL) No
Hill (IN-09) Yes
Holden (PA-17) No
Kanjorski (PA-11) Yes
Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) Yes
Kissell (NC-08) No
Kosmas (FL-24) No
Kratovil (MD-01) No
Kucinich (OH-10) No
Lipinski (IL-03) Yes
Markey (CO-04) No
Marshall (GA-08) No
Matheson (UT-02) No
McIntyre (NC-07) No
McMahon (NY-13) No
Melancon (LA-03) No
Minnick (ID-01) No
Mitchell (AZ-05) Yes
Mollohan (WV-01) Yes
Murphy (NY-20) No
Nye (VA-02) No
Obey (WI-07) Yes
Owens (NY-23) Yes
Perriello (VA-05) Yes
Peterson (MN-07) No
Pomeroy (ND-AL) Yes
Rahall (WV-03) Yes
Ross (AR-04) No
Schauer (MI-07) Yes
Schrader (OR-05) Yes
Shuler (NC-11) No
Skelton (MO-04) No
Space (OH-18) Yes
Spratt (SC-05) Yes
Stupak (MI-01) Yes
Sutton (OH-13) Yes
Taylor (MS-04) No
Tanner (TN-08) No
Teague (NM-02) No
Titus (NV-03) Yes

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Obama Regime Corruption and the anti-gay Democrats

Democrats are widely seen as the pro-gay political party, at least of the two dominant parties, because they have more gay office holders, receive over two thirds of the gay vote, talk about gay issues, and publicly seek gay dollars and endorsements.

At the same time, it is President Bill Clinton who enacted the Defense of Marriage Act and the Don't Ask Don't Tell policies.

And it is the Democratic congress that has done untold public relations damage to gay Americans by protecting and promoting both the late Congressman Gerry Studs, who transported an intern across state lines while having an affair with him, and surviving Congressman Barney Frank, whose lovers have included a male prostitute who ran an escort service out of Barney's home and another who was a program director at Fannie Mae, while Barney's congressional committee oversaw and defended that agency, while it was doing its part in creating the mortgage and financial crisis.

And it is the Obama regime that has appointed several incompetent and or immoral gay Czars, including the Education Department's Kevin Jennings, whose professional resume as an educrat includes an episode of protecting and enabling a pedophile. Why is appointing the trashiest, thuggiest, stupidest or least moral members of the gay community to government positions, just because they were Obama campaigners, a good thing for the gay community?

For years the Democrats have needed gay issues to be unsolved so they could use gay issues as wedge issues and milk the gay community out of campaign contributions. Gay Democratic leaders like Clinton appointee Richard Socarides, Gore campaign chair Donna Brazile, or Business Forward lobbyist Hillary Rosen are formally out in their communities, but never identified as gay when they appear every week on ABC or MSNBC, lest it turn off the viewer. Yet they are happy to see Republican closeted gays outed and accept the notion that being less than out implies that homosexuality is shameful and leads to teen suicide. When Brazile is on ABC's "This Week" and says she thinks Governor Perry is hot, as she did this week (reminiscent of Rosie O'Donnell's leaden running joke about her crush on Tom Cruise on her variety show), is she responsible for the next teen lesbian suicide in Texas?

Ms. Brazile also ran the 2000 Democratic nominating convention, which I attended as a gay donor. We were feted with special all gay sky boxes, credentials to go on the floor with the delegates, nightly cocktail parties with people like Ellen and Betty Degeneres and Anne Heche. But when the cameras were on, Democratic Party apparatchiks made sure any rainbow flag or pink triangle was put away, lest a voter in fly over country see it.

And now we have the spectacle of the outing of a gay or bisexual Congressman before any ethics charges against him have been heard, because he was not a solid vote in favor of Obamacare. It's rather obvious that the Obama-Pelosi regime leaked the fact that Massa is not straight and sexually harassed someone (and/or manufactured either part of that story) to get rid of him.

Given that they bribed some Congresspeople with hundreds of millions of pork and promised others judicial appointments for family members, and that their every word is a lie, there is no reason not to believe that.

The Democrats have long taken black votes and gay dollars while being ready to throw gay and black politicians under the bus, and pursue policies harmful to gays and blacks, as they are doing this month with Massa, Patterson etc. Massa's resignation leads one to believe that if he stayed and fought in Congress the Ethics Investigation would produce something embarrassing to him. (Though how independent are such investigations from the influence of Pelosi or Obama?) Perhaps his appearance on Glen Beck will provide some illumination.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

James Cameron, Queen of the Borg

James Cameron’s “Avatar” is heavily favored by the prognosticati as the likely winner of the Oscar for Best Picture. A sci fi odyssey featuring a whole new planet complete with flora, fauna, and humanoid aliens brought to you by way of groundbreaking spectacular computer generated animation, “Avatar” has been hailed by critics, including fans like Fox and Friend’s Steve Doocey, who presumably do not share its politics. And politics it has aplenty, as Cameron himself admitted on ABC’s “The View,” where he explained the film’s genesis: Cameron had long desired to make an environmentalist film, but no one watches those, or pays to see one. The trick, Cameron said, would be having enough story, and enough razzle dazzle, that one could make an enviro-documentary a blockbuster.

And this James Cameron has done, by attending to how movies speak to us and engage us, and in particular how blockbusters do so.


Something common to most of the most popular films is a hero looking for home. Dorothy just needed to click her heels to get back home; ET needed to phone home; Luke Skywalker lost his adoptive family to an evil empire, but found a mission, a sister, and a father, the latter of whom he redeemed. “Avatar’s” Sigourney Weaver, arguably the queen of the sci fi blockbuster, began the sci fi track of her career, as Ripley in “Alien,” by adopting the only surviving human on a planet, a pre-teen girl, and fighting to protect her with the ferocity of a mother grizzly bear. Orphan Harry Potter lives with unloving relatives until he finds close friends and a true home at Hogwarts. Most popular movies involve a hero finding his or her family, either by reconnecting to an original family, or by finding comrades, a lover, a lost child, etc., to constitute a new one. Home is important because home is the place where you are loved and accepted just for being uniquely you, an individual.

Avatar begins with a family-less, home-less soldier, Jake Sully (played by actor Sam Worthington). The Avatars are clones created by mixing human and Na'vi DNA, the Na'vi being the blue, 7+ foot tall native sapient race of Pandora, the planet that is the story’s setting . Each resulting near-Na'vi avatar can then be “driven” by the individual human being whose DNA was mixed into the avatar clone, by way of a virtual reality computer link. The DNA donors are all scientists and linguists on a team managed by xeno-biologist Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver). One of her team dies in a mishap, leaving behind an incredibly expensive avatar clone with no operator – until his twin brother, Jake, recently injured in battle and paralyzed from the waist down, is hired. Having DNA identical to his twin, he can drive the avatar. And he is promised a small fortune that will allow him to get the restorative medical treatment he needs if he takes the job (Cameron thus touches on everything from healthcare reform to the Iraq and AfPak wars.) The soldier joins the family in the laboratory, wary of them as they, themselves chafing under their military employers, are of he.

Forces of Darkness

Just as the warmth and safety of home, including coupledom and close knit bands of friends, is important because it's where you are loved for being you “just as you are,” in the words of Bridget Jones, evil in the movies is when you are not viewed as an individual but as a resource, a slave, a mark, a component. Vampires and zombies view you as food (and the vampire becomes an erotic and romantic challenge when you can make even him fall in love with you so that he is willing to forego you as food and love you as an individual person); pedophiles and rapists and serial killers want to use your body and re-enact their own tragedies and fixations with it; the Borg want to make you a component in their collective; the Empire or Valdemort want to enslave you.

The anti-individualist nature of evil is emphasized in popular culture in that the dark forces are usually fought by small groups of brave individuals (Buffy, Angel, the Winchester brothers, the crew of Firefly, Harry, Hermione and Ron) who themselves must operate below the radar of bumbling official bureaucracies and hierarchies, from the school administration to the LAPD, from parents to the US military. The evils themselves are often governments, the product of governments, or intend to be governments (lethal government chemtrails on the planet Miranda in “Serenity”; demonic dieties like Glory, Jasmine, the Circle of the Black Thorn, or the the Wolfram and Hart senior partners in the Buffyverse; the Borg; the reptilian Visitors; the Empire that strikes back; Delores Umbridge or Lord Valdemort).

“Avatar” and the Transvaluation of Values

James Cameron’s innovation in “Avatar” is to reverse the individualist values of popular blockbusters and sci fi and fantasy and hide the collectivism of the green movement in a sci fi blockbuster. Just as many have noted that the statist-oriented environmentalist movement is a “watermelon,” Green on the outside and Red on the inside, “Avatar” is individualist on the surface and collectivist at the core. In our world the Greens attempt to pull this off by producing junk science in which any individual's use of technology threatens the while ecosphere, no private property solutions are possible, allowed, or considered, and all evidence or criticism to the contrary is defunded and censored, and those who put it forward fired and smeared, their careers destroyed.

Cameron does the fantasy equivalent, creating a planet where there equivocally are and are not individuals, the distinction between different people, different species, and even plants and animals muddled by giving them all interconnecting neurological systems. Albeit voluntarily connectable and pre-technological, unlike the Borg.

On the surface the Na'vi are 7 foot tall blue native Americans whose land is being stolen from them by the US government, as the U.S. military, acting as mercs to corporate project manager Giovanni Ribisi, the CEO in loco parentis, orders them to destroy the villages of the Na'vi so a precious mineral, leadenly named "Unobtainium," can be mined. (The only mineable source seems to be under the giant tree that is the Na'vi capital city, and apparently unlike with native Americans this mineral cannot be purchased by barter). This has led one libertarian reviewer, David Henderson of the Hoover Institution and, to review “Avatar” favorably as a movie about the evils of eminent domain. He says he turned to his friend in the theater and whispered "It's the Kelo decision."

And while that's true it is truer to recognize with another reviewer, Ed Hudgins of the Atlas Society, that the Na'vi represent an idealized pre-technological, pre-capitalist world. Where amazingly there is no disease or infant mortality or hunger, even though there is no agriculture, let alone industry. And technology is not needed as a Na'vi can temporarily connect his or her spinal chord to that of the local alien horses or alien giant eagles and order them to provide transportation. Given this fantasy of plenty and nature-provided technology equivalents, property and industry are not needed, and so trading the "Unobtainium" for food or medicine or machinery or finished goods is not in the cards.

Not that the U.S. military and its corporate overlords on Pandora seem to be thinking of trading. They are happy to blow up the planet's tallest structure, the giant tree that is the largest Na'vi tribe's home and the de facto planetary capitol, in an image that obviously calls to mind 9/11 and the destruction of the World Trade Center. Thus "America" and American values (represented by the Marines) are presented as the moral equivalent of terrorism and Islamofascism.

Cameron is repeating a rhetorical sleight of hand popular with Leftover culture workers: our opponents are fascists so accept our (more enlightened, gay- and minority- and woman-friendly) fascism. Palin will ban your books so allow us to control your life. Capitalism will cause global warming so accept socialism and economic stagnation and poverty. America is an imperialist force that will kill you and blow up your village, so join our friendlier Borg collective and accept assimilation. Resistance is futile because there is only our fascism or theirs; freedom is chimerical. Jake Sully can either join a tribal people who have little privacy and individuality or civilization (though like so many Leftovers Cameron chickens out and does not follow Marx and Engels into calling for the abolition of romance, coupledom, and the private family -- that much individualism has to be maintained if a story is to appeal to the viewer) OR work for a tyrannical military-industrial complex. No individual freedom is possible.

It is a tragedy that this movie represents so much "technical" achievement in its visual pyrotechnics and that it will likely win more awards. It's ethos is evil, a contradiction of the values that appeal to us in the popular blockbuster, and a slap in the faces of anyone touched by the tragedy of 9/11.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Why censor people post-mortem who commit suicide by cop?

Why was J Patrick Bedell's (yesterday's Pentagon shooter) FaceBook page deleted? What would we have learned that we aren't supposed to?

I am sure he was a libertarian, as is being posted everywhere from the DailyKos to the Christian Science Monitor, and also a 9/11 truther, and personally disturbed -- I mean, if you wanted to attack the Pentagon and you were a programmer why would you shoot a guard instead of hacking their systems?

I think this was a mentally ill person committing suicide by cop.

But why is whatever he said on his page censored?

FaceBook actually had an explicit policy discussed last year, that some people found gruesome, of keeping deceased people's pages up. Why are (certain?) ideological pages treated differently?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Democrats say "F*ck You" -- literally

Oh my, Demwit tax cheats to the left of me, Democrap bribe and special mortgage break takers to the right of me, and Demonrat married men sexually harassing their male interns and staffers BEHIND me (ouch!). Somehow I remember this happening just a few years ago.....

When Palin resigned all the Leftover media called her a "quitter" even though no one dealt with her explanation that she was saving the state of Alaska and herself millions in legal fees and time consuming distractions and the ethics charges against her were then all tossed out as frivolous; will Congressmen Massa and Rangel now be called "quitters" for not holding their ground and fighting the charges against them?

Eric Massa to retire amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer


Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek re-election after only one term in office.
According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.
Massa told POLITICO early Wednesday afternoon that no one has brought allegations of misconduct to him.
According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.
Massa told POLITICO early Wednesday afternoon that no one has brought allegations of misconduct to him.
Asked about the sexual harassment allegations, Massa said: "When someone makes a decision to leave Congress, everybody says everything. I have health issues. I'll talk about it [later].”
Massa has suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, he said he was hospitalized in December and that his doctors made it clear to him that he can’t continue to “run at about 100 miles an hour.”
He denied that he was retiring because of a sexual harassment claim.
"Do I or have I ever used salty language when I’m angry, especially in the privacy of my inner office or even at home? Yes, I have, and I have apologized to those where it's appropriate," Massa said. "But those kinds of articles, unsubstantiated without fact or backing, are a symptom of what's wrong with this city."
A 20-year Navy veteran, Massa was elected to office November 2008. He serves on the Agriculture, Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, and his departure endangers Democrats’ hold on his competitive upstate New York seat.
Massa’s decision came as a complete surprise to several of his freshman Democratic colleagues in the New York delegation. According to the New York Daily News, which first reported that Massa was retiring, the congressman called party leaders and supporters in his district Wednesday to tell them of his plans.
Massa has played a gadfly-like role in the House, calling for a single-payer health care system at a conference of liberal activists last year despite representing a Republican-leaning district. He was one of 39 House Democrats to vote against health care legislation; he said it didn’t do enough to control costs.
As a freshman representing New York’s most Republican House district, Massa was one of the most endangered Democrats in the delegation. Republicans had been aggressively targeting his seat and landed top recruit Tom Reed, the Republican mayor of Corning, to challenge him.
Massa is now the 15th House Democrat to announce retirement plans, with 11 of them leaving districts that Republicans are aggressively contesting. House Republicans face 19 retirements within GOP ranks, but most of their departing members hail from safe seats.
Massa’s departure also adds to the woes of New York Democrats, who have been on the defensive this week amid a scandal surrounding Gov. David Paterson, who announced he wasn’t running for election, and the tribulations involving embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who stepped down as chairman from the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday.
Massa’s departure could scramble the Republican field since the filing deadline is not until July. Potential candidates include: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, state Assemblyman Brian Kolb and state Senator Kathy Young.
Massa defeated former GOP Rep. John “Randy” Kuhl (R-N.Y.) in 2008, narrowly winning by a two-point margin.