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September 30, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Communism, Last Word, Laurence O'Donnell, progressives, Rebuild the Dream', Van Jones | 1 comment
from Real Clear Politics:
Van Jones, president of the progressive organization Rebuild the Dream, joins The Last Word to discuss what Washington should be doing about jobs. Jones calls the US’ deficit problem “phony” and made up.
“Hold on to your hats, we’re going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and rescue America’s middle class,” Jones told MSNBC’s “The Last Word.”
Jones warns of an “American Fall” like there was an Arab Spring.
Jones was President Obama’s “green jobs czar” until he resigned in fall of 2009.
January 6, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, czars, political advisors, US Constitution, Van Jones | 1 comment
Let’s remember that “czars” have been used by numerous Presidents, on both sides of the aisle, but Obama’s czars seem to be a “parallel” government, not subject to the checks and balances of the terms of the US Constitution:
A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various “czars” in the Obama administration.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years.
The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration.
The bill defines a czar as “a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President, or similar office established by or at the direction of the President” who is appointed to a position that would otherwise require Senate confirmation.
Republicans had complained about the president’s use of czars to help advance his agenda in Congress. In particular, the GOP had harped about the personal history of Van Jones, the president’s czar for “green jobs,” over past comments Jones had made about Fox News came to light. Jones eventually resigned.
January 5, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: A New Revolution, Barack Obama, Glenn Beck, Van Jones, William Wilberforce | 2 comments
Some on the left, like Francis Piven and Van Jones, are urging a revolution, a taking to the streets. Libertarians like Glenn Beck and John Stossel say it is time for an inward revolution.. a renewal of our personal commitment to restoring the great luster of this Great Nation.
JAMES had wrote earlier in the year that it was time for the revolution, not of guns and might, but of ourselves. It is time that we face the facts that the further our country has strayed from the fundamental values of the Judeo-Christian foundation of our Republic, the worse the troubles of the Nation have progressed.
The New Revolution will not be welcomed by all. In fact, it will be resisted by many. Those who have attempted to alter the basic theories of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness will fight the New Revolution each and every step of the way. A return to the values and morals as defined in the Bible will anger many, but far more, the majority will welcome them.
May each of us embrace the concept that the only saving grace to this nation will be for each of us to look within and decide if we are willing to accept the challenge to be this Nation’s, this moment’s William Wilberforce!
December 26, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Climate Exchange, Forbes, Jan Schakowsky, John Kerry, Shore Bank, Van Jones | 1 comment
June 27, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Bank of America, Barack Obama, Goldman Sachs, Shore Bank, Van Jones | Leave a comment
December 10, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Carole Browner, Delta County Independent, Haroild Koh, John Holdren, Kevin Jennings, radical liberalism, socialism, Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones | 2 comments
|Ethical shortcomings mark Obama’s administration
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
A short time ago we celebrated Halloween with all the scary witches, ghosts and goblins. Now when you look at the Obama Administration with all the radicals and unethical personnel he has implemented to serve with him you must wonder if we won’t have Halloween every day for the next three years at least.
Let me list just a few and see if you will be as scared as I am as to where they might take us.
Safe schools czar Kevin Jennings failed to oppose homosexual man-boy relationships and who also believes that sexual orientation lessons should begin in kindergarten. Science czar John Holdren has written, without objection, that laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution.
Tom Daschle had to withdraw because of a failure to pay his taxes ($140,000 taxes and interest). He was Mr. Obama’s first nominee for secretary for Health and Human Services. The Senate eventually confirmed the president’s subsequent nominee to head HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, but only after she corrected three years of tax returns and paid $7,000 in back taxes for “unintentional errors.” Treasury secretary Timothy F. Geithner was confirmed only after extended questioning about irregularities in his tax records that surfaced during the nomination process. He is now trying to lead the U.S. economy out of its doldrums with — figuatively — one arm tied behind his back.
When Obama’s administration is manned by so many radicals with ethical shortcomings, I think it’s time to broadcast the dishonor roll so I’ll list a few more.
Van Jones. The president brought him into the White House to be the green jobs czar. Unfortunately, Mr. Jones has a radical left resume that includes support for the convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. He was forced to resign when the folks found out how far out there the man really is.
Carol Browner. Obama appointed her as director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy. Formerly, Ms. Browner was a leader in the Commission for a Sustainable World Society, a group that calls for “global governance.” It is an arm of Socialist International organization.
Harold Koh. Mr. Koh is an advocate of the dangerous notion of “transnationalism,” which would elevate foreign law above the U.S. Constitution. He was barely approved to be the chief legal counsel for the State Department and has endorsed a “global regulatory” regime to outlaw firearms.
Ezekiel Emanuel. This key White House advisor on health policy has written that “allocation [of medical care] by age is not discrimination” and that “services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic, and should not be guaranteed.”
Louis Butler. This new nominee for a federal district judgeship in Wisconsin is a proponent of the theory that manufacturers should be forced to pay damage awards in lawsuits even if there is no evidence that their products made anybody sick.
This list could go on and on for as we all know, in the beginning, there was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a fire-breathing Chicago preacher who believes America is a bad place. Obama was a friend and member of his church for 20 years. Is it any wonder Obama and these radical ideas are part of his very being?
Radical Catholic priest Michael Pfleger was also part of the Obama neighborhood gang. This is the guy who mocked Hillary Clinton, portraying her was a white woman of entitlement.
And of course we can’t forget Bill Ayers, an acquaintance of Obama’s in Chicago and whose kids attended the same school while Obama lived in Chicago. Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground, is unrepentant to this day about the group’s violent activities back in the 1960s. He is also a bosom buddy of the dictator Hugo Chavez.
With a list like this, which is very minimal, I hope you can see why I feel we are going to have Halloween every day!
October 26, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Clinton Global Initiative, green jobs, Obama care, Van Jones | Leave a comment
“Why would the Clinton Initiative be so gracious to an organization founded by someone so radical? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that “Green For All” was co-founded by the Clinton Global Initiative, with Van Jones.”
October 20, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: ATT Verizon, Barack Obama, broadband', Comcast, FCC, Mark Lloyd, Net Neutrailty, Van Jones | 1 comment
Broadband providers such as AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. argue that after pouring billions of dollars into their networks, they should be able to operate those networks as they see fit. That includes offering premium services over their lines to differentiate themselves from competitors and earn a healthy return on their investments.
Genachowski’s proposal has also encountered misgivings among Republicans on the FCC and in Congress, who fear network neutrality rules could discourage broadband providers from continuing to expand and upgrade their systems.
“The risk of regulation really inhibits investment,” said Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell. Noting the agency’s estimated price tag of up to $350 billion to bring broadband connections to all Americans, he added: “How do we pay for all that?”
One thing everyone agrees on is that the FCC will have to sort through some tricky issues as Genachowski’s plan moves forward.
One question is how much flexibility broadband providers should have to keep their networks running smoothly by ensuring that high-bandwidth applications such as YouTube videos don’t hog too much capacity and impede other traffic like e-mail and online searches. In other words, when does legitimate network management cross the line to become discrimination?
Lawrence Spiwak, president of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Policy Studies, a think tank that promotes free-market approaches, fears the FCC could hurt small, rural carriers that face higher costs to build out their systems. Without the ability to manage traffic, he said, these companies could be forced to make expensive network upgrades they cannot afford.
The FCC also needs to sort out how the rules would apply to wireless systems, which have less bandwidth capacity than wire-based networks and might have greater need for traffic management. AT&T, the exclusive U.S. carrier for Apple Inc.’s iPhone, already is running into capacity challenges given the popularity of the gadget and its scores of bandwidth-consuming applications.
“There could be unintended consequences of applying net neutrality to wireless,” said Christopher Guttman-McCabe, vice president of regulatory affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association, an industry trade group.
Genachowski’s plan calls for the agency to formally adopt four broadband principles that have guided the FCC’s enforcement of communications laws on a case-by-case basis. Those principles state that network operators must allow subscribers to access all online content, applications, services and devices as long as they are legal.
For the full story: http://cbs11tv.com/politics/FCC.Net.Neutrality.2.1256673.html
October 20, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, FCC, Free broadband, Mark Lloyd, Net neutrality, Van Jones | 1 comment
October 20, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: ACORN, Anita Dunn, FOXNews, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, Robert Bauer, Van Jones, White House | 1 comment
Here is video of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough telling fellow panelists this morning that the White House War on Fox News is designed to play to their two bases – the far-Left and the Washington Press Corps. Scarborough said the White House hopes to keep other media outlets from following Fox News stories in the future – stories like ACORN, Van Jones, and now Anita Dunn. Fox News has led the way on all these stories, and the White House has seen other media eventually report on ACORN and Van Jones. They want that to stop.
I think Scarborough is right on target here.