Month: September 2009
An incredible short cartoon, called “Make Mine Freedom.” It was made in 1948 by a filmmaker named John Sutherland, who (from some basic research) created over one hundred cartoons from the 40’s to the 60’s.
There is a magnificent comparison to the cartoon, and how millions of Americans feel right now – that they are being sold a magic potion that promises to save them, but will only destroy them. It also does a wonderful job of defending Capitalism, which is – to date – the greatest system for creating the opportunities for wealth and prosperity, and enabling freedom and liberty, on planet Earth.
I was thrilled to be an organizer, and host, of 912West in Los Angeles, CA on September 12th. I will be posting pictures from the event, as well as video. Here is a great video that was made by RJ Thomas of Deek Media. It features Sonja Schmidt, Basil Hoffman, Bill Whittle, Evan Sayet and myself. The sentiments in this video are the reasons that Tea Parties happen at all.
I am proud to be an organizer, and the host, of 912West – A Tea Party for the West Coast. Join us, along with thousands of other like-minded Americans, on September 12th from 3pm to 5pm in Los Angeles. The Tea Party Movement has only just begun to take hold in America, attracting hundreds of thousands of Americans to it’s core principles of:
- Following the Constitution
- Smaller Government
- Free Markets with as little regulation as possible
- Fiscal Responsibility
The event is non-partisan. Tea Parties are not about Republican vs. Democrat, or conservative vs. liberal. The Tea Parties are about Principle, Not Party. Everyone, regardless of their political affiliation, is welcome to join us. There is also no cost to attend. For more information, visit 912West.org.
NBC is ignorant.
It is obvious, to anyone willing to pay any type of attention at all, that NBC is nothing more than a mouth-piece for the Obama administration, and, moreover, the Democrat Party. The resignation of Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, who was brought to the light of day by Glenn Beck, and a host of incredible bloggers and researchers, including Michelle Malkin, shows just how strong the will of the American people is. Once we learned about who Van Jones was, and is now, once we learned about what he has said in the past, and in the past 8 months, once we saw what kind of people President Obama was placing in high-level positions outside the purview of Senate approval, we – the American people – said no.
The removal of Van Jones was about finding information, and disseminating that information. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, emails and a dose of Fox News – that’s what it took to get the word out on Van Jones. The removal of Van Jones shows the new “force-to-be-reckoned-with” in the United States – We The People. The Obama Administration never prepared for this. They probably don’t event understand how it’s possible. They thought that they alone controlled the American people. Obviously, they don’t quite yet know what Charles Krauthammer explained to all of us in a column just today. Obama is mortal. He is not superior….he’s just a man. Maybe now they understand that the American people will not be controlled. They will not be servants to the President, no matter what celebrity shows up in a video.
After the stunning resignation of Van Jones, NBC Washington ran this story with the following headline:
“Obama Aide Van Jones Resigns After GOP Attacks”
What are they talking about? What GOP attacks? Who do they think they are fooling? It is now obvious, to anyone willing to pay any type of attention at all, that NBC is beyond just a mouth-piece for the administration. NBC is ignorant. They are attempting to spin the resignation as the work of GOP, in order to show the Obama administration as under attack, under siege, in need of pity, in need of support against the big, bad enemy that does not control the House, the Senate or the White House. NBC has given up the ghost of any type of journalism, and instead have resigned themselves to be ignorant shills for the administration, and for the Democrat party.
It’s not enough to explain them as just ignorant, (and they are) it is also important to understand that, with this resignation, and subsequent headline, that they are irrelevant. NBC, with daily cheerleading of Brian Williams, subsequent cheering from Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell, and the “flights of fancy” that attempt to pass themselves off as journalists on MSNBC (Schultz, Matthews, Olbermann, Maddow), was no match for the American people. NBC spends their days and nights defending the White House, defending Obama, defending the Democrat party. They use their money, influence, and control, to spin every message they can to distort the reality on the ground. Want proof? I refer you to the headline posted above.
Van Jones didn’t resign because of GOP attacks. (And, so we can be clear, it was Van Jones who has the history of attacking the GOP!!) Van Jones resigned because the American people demanded it. The American people were made aware of who he is, what he thinks and what he believes. They did their own research, and they found out even more. They spoke up, they spoke loud, they shared information, and they got more people to speak up, and be loud.
Van Jones resigned because NBC and MSNBC are no match for the American people. Yet, NBC thinks Van Jones resigned because of GOP attacks.
NBC is ignorant….and irrelevant.
Van Jones, the Green Jobs “Czar” and special advisor to President Obama, from a talk he gave in February of 2009. What is surprising is not what he called Republicans, although, saying it three times in 30 seconds is excessive, and at least in poor taste for that kind of forum. What is surprising comes at the very end…
At the very end, Van Jones states, “…and, some of us, who are not Barack Hussein Obama, are gonna have to start getting a little bit uppity.”
A little bit uppity? Uppity? I thought that term was a racial term; one that could bring scorn, a powerful backlash, or even financial crippling to the user of the term. Where are the “PC” police when you need them? Where are the standards in the “PC” community? He’s lucky he didn’t refer to anything as a black hole.
For more on Van Jones, I refer you to Glenn Beck’s website.
On Saturday night (PDT) Van Jones resigned as Green Jobs Czar. I wonder if it was about what we now know, or what we don’t yet know.