Thursday, October 30, 2008

Complete List of Awesome Videos - Political

Here is a complete list of up-to-date videos by Zo, from YouTube.
I listed them in order that I like to watch them in, so please enjoy them ♥

The Vote Reaper

The Diddy Retort


I'm Voting for McCain/Palin

Election Hate

Random Rant

Another Rant

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Voting Democrat Because...I Have No Brain!

I forward I just recieved in my email:

"I'm voting Democrat because English has no place
being the official
language in America.

I'm voting Democrat because it's better to
turn corn into fuel than
it is to eat.

I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather pay $4
for a gallon of gas
than allow drilling for oil off the coasts of America.

I'm voting Democrat because I think the government
will do a better
job of spending my money than I could.

I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of
Afghanistan and
Iraq, I know the Islamic terrorists will stop trying
to kill us
because they'll think we're a good and decent

I'm voting Democrat because I believe people who
can't tell us if
it will rain in two or three days, can now tell us the
polar ice
caps will disappear in ten years if I don't start
riding a bicycle,
build a windmill or inflate my tires to proper levels.

I'm voting Democrat because it's alright to
kill millions of babies
as long as we keep violent, convicted murderers on
death row alive.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe businesses
in America should
not be allowed to make profi
ts. Businesses should just
break even
and give the rest to the government so politicians and
can redistribute the money the way they think is fair
and just.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe guns, and
not the people
misusing them, are the cause of crimes and killings.

I'm voting Democrat because when someone with a
weapon threatens my
family or me, I know the government can respond faster
through a
call to 911 than I can with a gun in my hand.

I'm voting Democrat because oil companies' 5%
profit on a gallon of
gas is obscene, but government tax of 18% on the same
gallon of gas
is just fine.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe three or
four elitist
liberals in black robes should rewrite the
Constitution every few
months to suit some fringe element that could never
get their
agenda past voters.

I'm voting Democrat because illegal aliens are not
criminals, are
not sucking up resources through government aid,
hospital services,
education, or social services, but are just people
trying to make a
better life by coming to America illeg
ally. We
can't blame them for
that, can we?

I'm voting Democrat because now I can marry
whatever I want, so
I've decided to marry my horse."

Now, in case y'all can't tell, most of these are our dearly beloved, and so adoring Presidential canidate, Barack Obama. *cough**cough*

Yeah, anyway. This is a sarcastic post in case you can't tell. Why would ANYONE vote for a guy that wants what most of this email tells about. I'll explain it for the weak minded.

I'm voting Democrat because English has no place
the official
age in America."
Okay, this one actually peeves me off, because I was born and raised in America, NOT Mexico.
We shouldn't have both languages on employment applications, we aren't even supposed to HIRE illegals. And yes folks, if a person can't speak english then chances are they are an illegal. Wanna know why? BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO RECIEVE THE PLEDGE TO BECOME AN AMERICAN CITIZEN!

So in conclusion to this, english should be the ONLY offical language of America. Not spanish.
I have no problem with people speaking other languages, it's their right to do that of course. But they MUST be able to speak english as well. Because english should be the ONLY official language of America.
You should have to be able to speak it to get a job, a drivers license, and everything else. Wanna speak spanish at home? Fine. Work? Fine. School? Fine. But if you can't speak both then you really have no business being here, so get out.
Yeah that sounds harsh and mean, but y'know what? Fuck off. I'm sick and tired of having to deal with people who can't een fucking READ their own language. Even when we have it both languages it doesn't help. And this is AMERICA, english has and awlays should be the primary and only official language to speak and write.

I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather pay $4
for a gallo
n of gas
than allow
drilling for oil off the coasts of America."

Yeah...I don't know about the rest of you reading this, but this idea is just, oh I dunno, STUPID?!
Gas prices are finally going down(where I live at least), and they will continue to decrease if we drill within our territories, not in the middle east or elsewhere. That is just common sense.
Yeah, alternative fuel will be nicer for the enviroment, but y'know we aren't really killing anything except ourselves by using the fuel we se right now. Plants love carbon dyoxide. lol It's what we breath out and they breath out oxygen. Unless you didn't know that, then thank the public school system.

I'm not for paying $4 a gal for gas, are you?

I'm voting Democrat because I think the government
will do a better
job of spending my money than I could.

Now you all know this is crazy. Why would you work your butt off for your money then end up paying higher taxes just to let the government spend it on whatever for you. Or just giving it to them. Either/or.
I like spending my money on stupid shit I happen to enjoy, I worked for it, I'm gonna spend it. What say you?

I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of
Afghanistan and
Iraq, I know the Islamic terrorists will stop trying
to kill us
because they'll think we're a good and decent

Now if you believe this, you need to be shot. Okay? Okay!
Because the terrorist already want to kill us, they attacked us for gods sake! You honestly think that pulling out wil make them happy and they won't chase us? Obama, you are an idiot if you believe that yourself AND expect any of the American citizens(with a brain) to believe that as well.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe people who
can't tell us if
it will rain in two or three days, can now tell us the
polar ice
caps will disappear in ten years if I don't start
riding a bicycle,
build a windmill or inflate my tires to proper levels."

How many times have they said the world is going to end? And how long have they been saying that the polar ice caps are melting? They look pretty high to me. When they say something is going to happen for so long and it has yet to happen, something is wrong there. Even moreso if you blindly believe it.

I'm voting Democrat because it's alright to
kill millions of babies
as long as we keep violent, convicted murderers on
death row alive."

Now it starts getting good.
You all remember Obama's speech, and how he is for obortion. Every underage girl should have one, he was so appauled by Palin's daughter having a teenage pregnancy. And he doesn't care when you have it, so technically he is all for having it like a month prior to the birth. Isn't that considered murder?
17 year olds and even 16 year olds are old enough to make decisions and live with the mistakes. If they want an obortion then they can make that choice within the first trimester. If not, then they can put the baby up for adoption.
The criminals on death row should be put to death, they are just eating up our tax dollars anyway. And I don't believe murders, and rapist can be reformed. Sorry.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe businesses
in America should
not be allowed to make profi
ts. Businesses should just
break even
and give the rest to the government so politicians and
can redistribute the money the way they think is fair
and just."

This would be where Obama's "share the wealth" slogan comes in at.
All businesses should share their profits with everyone else, even if they don't even work for it, they should get a cut of your hard earned profit. Nothing wrong with that right? WRONG.
I don't own my own business, but my tax dollars go to fund welfare, same as everyone else who works and pays taxes. People on welfare that don't work and live off of the system are total scum. My parents are on welfare, yes, but they barely get enough of whatever the government wants to give them. I believe that it's because the illegals eat it up. But that's just my opinion.
Welfare and the system are nice, but only when you need it. You shouldn't be living off it. Get a fucking job.
We shouldn't be sharing the wealth because we, the members of the working force, worked hard for our cut, why should we have to or want to share it with others who probably didn't even work half has hard as us to make it. Fuck that Obama.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe guns, and
not the people
misusing them, are the cause of crimes and killings."

Yeah, this is just stupid. Any person with half a brain cell would know that guns don't kill people, people kill people. I'm so sure that a gun is gonna grow legs and start running around shooting people. Get real.
Gun control is stupid, it is our right to bear arms and that shouldn't be taken away by any political head or party. But that's what democrats are about. When you take the defense away from the people and make them rely on the police and the government to protect them, they usually end up dead. Have you ever had to call 911 before? It takes them about 15 minutes to get to your place. How long does it take to kill someone? Less then 30 seconds. Do the math.

I'm voting Democrat because illegal aliens are not
criminals, are
not sucking up resources through government aid,
hospital services,
education, or social services, but are just people
trying to make a
better life by coming to America illeg
ally. We
can't blame them for
that, can we?"

Okay, I'm gonna sound really racist here but I assure you I am far from being racist. Most of my friends are maxican, but they are american citizens. Not illegals. You can't be racist against illegals, that's just a stupid concept all together. lol

Now, if you live on the border, and have run into a hard time and have tried to get assistance from the system, you will know that you are usually denied. Because the illegals that come into our country with made up/stolen SS#'s know how to play the system and get the foodstamps, the WiC, and the cash assistance.

I work in a grocery store in Arizona. I see all types of people. And most of them are on welfare. And yes, most of them are mexican and don't speak english. That means they are illegal(refer above for my explaination on identifying an illegal). Wanna know roughly how much they get in foodstamps? Between $400 - $5000(yes I actually saw one for that much, and that was AFTER she paid for groceries)
My parents, who are white, get $220 a month, because they "make too much money". Apparently if you make over $500 a month in the state of Arizona you can't get foodstamps. might be able to pay rent for a 2 bedroom apartment with $500 a month.

I personally think that's fucked up. The system needs an overhaul, and fast!
The minimum you can make should be raised, because most people who get on foodstamps have no intention on working and/or are baby factories. Which they should be shot for being a failure. I hate women who only know how to spread their legs and reproduce. That's just sickening, we faught for equal rights so we could work, vote, and do something better than just spread our legs. You can even make money doing that, so get yourself fixed and become a whore if you like spreading them so much. Whore.

Anyway. I broke it down for you.
And we already know that Obama wants the people to trust the government and let them take care of the people. Strip them of their responsibilities and have the governmen handle everything. Do any of you reading this honestly want that? Do you want to be on the system and rely on the government for your food and shelter for your whole lives? Because people who live on welfare wouldn't be able to survive without it. So in turn the government controls them.

My parents don't even control me, do you think I want the government to do what my parents can't? I don't think so. And that is the reason for this blog. I'm sure that alot of you don't like the truth, but it's almost election day, and if Obama gets in office he will do all of this.

He will take away our gun rights.
He will most likely change the constitution to fit his needs(it can be done)
He will pull out of Iraq and Afganistan and we will be attacked again.
He will make it a law to ban all teenage pregnacy.
He will cut millitary spending, making our millitary weak.
He will raise the taxes, making us all pay higher prices for everything.

Is this what you want for America?
Because I sure as hell don't.

Monday, October 20, 2008

ACORN Voter Fraud = So Funny

I found the full version of the video I posted at the end of this post and added it, so be sure to watch it. ^^

Well folks, this is hillarious. Simply hillarious!
I just spent a good portion of my day reading about the whole voter fraud that has been found in 15 states so far. And guess what? I found ACORN mentioned in nearly every report that I read. It was even in my newspaper, the Arizona Republic. Simply awesome.

Here are a few links to the reports that I read:
On the Trail - Washington Post

CRL Testimony on ACORN's Voter Fraud - Market Watch

Vote-Fraud-Go-G0 - New York Post

Voter Fraud Watch - Fox News
(Yeah you all hate it, blah blah)

Funds Misappropriated at 2 Nonprofit Groups - New York Times

Those are just a few places I found the report on. There are many others, nearly every news station should be talking about it, but they might not because alot of them are for Obama and that would just be wrong to spread news or talk about something that makes Obama look bad. So horrible indeed!

Anyway, I lost my train of thought...Oh, got it back!
So Obama denies his involvement with ACORN, that doesn't make sense when there is evidence to say otherwise. Obama defended ACORN in court and he's given them money, quite a bit of it actually in the past.
And in turn ACORN supports Obama for predident 100%.
Obama has trained some of their employees. Obama's site denies that, ACORN's site denies that, and the Democratic party denies it also. But of course all three of them will deny it, THEY ARE THE ACCUSSED. lol Obama may not have worked for ACORN, but he sure as hell helped them out in other ways.

Here are a couple of videos from the news station CNN. I generally don't watch this station, but these clips caught my eyes and every liberal and democrat I talk to say that I really should stop quoting Fox, so here ya' go.

This video shows Obama at the end. This one is mostly about the voter registration fraud and how ACORN is behind it.

Though in my opinion, voter registration fraud and voter fraud are the SAME thing. There really isn't any real big difference. Because if you don't catch the registration fraud then it turns into actual voter fraud. And that is what this is really all about. If Obama wants to win this election then he should do so without the help of ACORN and it's phoney registered voters. Registering dead people, fictional people, and duplicates of already registered voters is a no-no.

And here is one last sign off video, because I loved it oh so much when I watched it while looking for those CNN videos. <3

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Taxing Breakdown

Okay, here is how the taxing thing works. Because alot of people think Obama's taxing plan is actually going to work, when it's not. Not really anyway. unless you are a rather LARGE business and don't really care if you layoff a few people or raise your prices. Of course.

I like to look at it like a circle. You know, like the circle of life, there are the bigger animals that eat the smaller animals and the smaller animals eat plants and plants feed on the ground, where all animals go when they die their bones and flesh and waste go into the ground(eventually).
Taxes are kind of like this. I mean, you have the larger companies, who could pretty much squash the smaller ones, thus eating them. WalMart is a good example of this. They have put quite a few companies out of business because they have such cheap prices, and they are able to keep those low prices because they don't pay their employees much more than minimum wage.(unless you are in management) And I know this because my brother and fellow co-workers work there/have worked there. ;3

Now when you tax the larger companies they have to raise the prices on their items.
You might say "that's okay because I shop with the smaller bussinesses" Well, I'm pretty sure that smaller businesses buy their goods from larger businesses. If the prices of their goods go up, then chances are their prices are gonna go up too. It's just the way it works. And it's common sense to know this fact of life. The ones who disagree are Obama supporters because they don't want to think about that.

Obama says that he will give a tax credit to those who make 250k a year though. But I can't help but wonder why. Because he's going to raise their taxes anyway. Is he just going to give them the first year free or something? lol If he's giving them a tax credit, that is great. But giving a credit then raising their taxes is just like taking it right back. That really doesn't make sense to me, but whatever I guess.

Anyway, point is. Obama will tax the "rich" companies and indivisuals that make 250k a year. (btw, when small businesses file their taxes they file as indivisuals. in case you didn't know that)
Now, if I was making 250k a year I don't think I'd want to be taxed anymore than the rest of the U.S.
Joe said it best. "we all live here together, one person who worked harder for a better pay shouldn't have to be taxed more than the other guys. That's not right and it's not fair"
And he's absolutely right. It's not fair. I work hard for my money as well, and I don't want to be taxed more for more work I do. I'm already getting jipped on my pay as it is. They take more money out of your paycheck as it is when you work more hours. And now we might have to pay even higher taxes? That doesn't sound like something I nor most of the working class is going to like or want happen.

Afterall, he says he's only going to tax the rich. How long do you think that he'll be lowering the wage from 250k a year to something less? Obama makes a good speech, but he is simply an empty suit, telling the American people what they want to hear.

Thank you for reading, this has been another awesome opinion by moi.

Very strange

Well my poll just went from
McCain 4 Obama 3 to
McCain 4 Obama 43...

Wtf? xD
That doesn't seem very accurate since I really don't have that many readers. lol Someone spiked the ballot box I guess. lol haha Oh well, I'm not realy sure how it did that. I hardly think I got 40+ visitors here since I checked it last night. So a big FUCK YOU to whoever wasn't happy with my blog of opinions and told all their lil Obama Kool-Aid drinkers to come over and vote, just to piss me off.

Guess what, I'm not mad. It's quite funny, that you came to my blog and didn't like it sooo much that you had to tank my poll with inaccurate votings. Because unless by some miracle my blog became sooo well known out there in less than a day then these are not accurate readings.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Spreading the Virus - How ACORN and its Dem Allies Built the Mortgage Disaster

Another article by Stanley Kurtz.
Taken from:

I read this the other day but I was in a rush, and have since been busy so I didn't post this one. But here it is, enjoy the read. It's about Obama's involvement with ACORN. He can deny it all he wants but the fact is that he DID fund them, and he knew very well what he was doing with them.

ACORN - Bad for Office.
Obama - Bad for Office.

TO discover the roots of to day's economic crisis, consider a tale from 1995.

That March, House Speaker Newt Gingrich was scheduled to address a meeting of county commissioners at the Washington Hilton. But, first, some 500 protesters from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) poured into the ballroom from both the kitchen and the main entrance.

Hotel staffers who tried to block them were quickly overwhelmed by demonstrators chanting, "Nuke Newt!" and "We want Newt!" Jamming the aisles, carrying bullhorns and taunting the assembled county commissioners, demonstrators swiftly took over the head table and commandeered the microphone, sending two members of Congress scurrying.

The demonstrators' target, Gingrich, hadn't yet arrived - and his speech was cancelled. When the cancellation was announced, ACORN's foot soldiers cheered.

Editorial writers from Little Rock to Buffalo condemned ACORN's action as an affront to both civility and freedom of speech. Editorialists also pointed out that the "spending cuts" the protesters railed against were imaginary - Gingrich proposed merely to slow the growth in some welfare programs and turn control back to the states.

Yet ACORN had only just begun. Two days later, 50 to 100 of the same protesters hit their main target - a House Banking subcommittee considering changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, a law that allows groups like ACORN to force banks into making high-risk loans to low-credit customers.

The CRA's ostensible purpose is to prevent banks from discriminating against minorities. But Rep. Marge Roukema (R-NJ), who chaired the subcommittee, was worried that charges of discrimination had become an excuse for lowering credit standards. She warned that new, Democrat-proposed CRA regulations could amount to an illegal quota system.

FOR years, ACORN had combined manipulation of the CRA with intimidation-protest tactics to force banks to lower credit standards. Its crusade, with help from Democrats in Congress, to push these high-risk "subprime" loans on banks is at the root of today's economic meltdown.

When the role of ACORN and congressional Democrats in the mortgage crisis is pointed out, Democrats reply that banks subject to the CRA represent only about a quarter of the loans that led to our current troubles. In fact, the problem goes way beyond the CRA.

As ACORN ran its campaigns against local banks, it quickly hit a roadblock. Banks would tell ACORN they could afford to reduce their credit standards by only a little - since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federal mortgage giants, refused to buy up those risky loans for sale on the "secondary market."

That is, the CRA wasn't enough. Unless Fannie and Freddie were willing to relax their credit standards as well, local banks would never make home loans to customers with bad credit histories or with too little money for a downpayment.

So ACORN's Democratic friends in Congress moved to force Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to dispense with normal credit standards. Throughout the early '90s, they imposed ever-increasing subprime-lending quotas on Fannie and Freddie.

But then the Republicans won control of Congress - and Rep. Roukema scheduled her hearing. ACORN went into action to protect its golden goose.

IT struck as Roukema aired her concerns at that hearing. Pro testers, led by ACORN President Maud Hurd, stood up and began chanting, "CRA has got to stay!" and "Banks for greed, not for need!" The protesters then demanded the microphone.

With the hearing interrupted and the demonstrators refusing to leave, Roukema called the Capital Police, who arrested Hurd and four others for "disorderly conduct in a Capital building" - a charge carrying a penalty of a $500 fine, six months in prison or both. As the police arrived, two of the protesters menacingly approached Roukema's desk, still demanding the hearing microphone.

Requests to the Capital Police to release the activists from Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass,) failed. Then Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) showed up at the jail and refused to leave until the protesters were released; the Capital Police relented.

Meanwhile, instead of repudiating ACORN's intimidation tactics, Rep. Kennedy berated Roukema for arresting one of his constituents and accused the Republicans of preparing for "an all-out attack on CRA." He also promised to introduce legislation to expand the CRA's coverage to mortgage bankers and large credit unions.

THIS little slice of political life from 1995 had a variety of ripple effects. Above all, ACORN's intimidation tactics, and its alliance with Democrats in Congress, triumphed. Despite their 1994 takeover of Congress, Republicans' attempts to pare back the CRA were stymied.

Instead, Democrats like Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Reps. Kennedy and Waters allied with the Clinton administration to broaden the acceptability of risky subprime loans throughout the financial system, thus precipitating our current crisis.

ACORN had come to Congress not only to protect the CRA from GOP reforms but also to expand the reach of quota-based lending to Fannie, Freddie and beyond. By steamrolling the GOP that March, it had crushed the last potential barrier to "change."

Three months later, the Clinton administration announced a comprehensive strategy to push homeownership in America to new heights - regardless of the compromise in credit standards that the task would require. Fannie and Freddie were assigned massive subprime lending quotas, which would rise to about half of their total business by the end of the decade.

WHEN the ACORN-Democrat alliance finally succeeded in blocking Republicans from restoring fiscal sanity in 1995, the way was open to virtually unlimited lending quotas - and to a whole new way of thinking about credit standards.

Urged on by ACORN, congressional Democrats and the Clinton administration helped push tolerance for high-risk loans through every sector of the banking system - far beyond the sort of banks originally subject to the CRA.

So it was the efforts of ACORN and its Democratic allies that first spread the subprime virus from the CRA to Fannie and Freddie and thence to the entire financial system.

Soon, Democratic politicians and regulators actually began to take pride in lowered credit standards as a sign of "fairness" - and the contagion spread.

And when financial institutions across the board saw that they could make money by trading what would once have been considered junk loans, the profit motive kicked in. But the bad seed that started it all was ACORN.

HOW does Barack Obama fit into all of this? Obama has been a key ally of Chicago ACORN going back to his days as a community organizer.

Later, as a young lawyer, he offered leadership training to the activists who were forcing Chicago banks into high-risk subprime loans. And when he made it on to the boards of Chicago's Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he channeled money ACORN's way.

Obama was perfectly aware of ACORN's intimidation tactics - indeed, he oversaw a Woods Fund report that boasted of managing to fund the radical group despite its shocking behavior.

And as a lawmaker, in Illinois and in Washington, he has continued to back ACORN's leglislative agenda.

ACORN's high-pressure tactics live on. And congressional Democrats are still covering for ACORN, funneling it money and doing its legislative bidding. ACORN also continues its shady ways, using a vast network of technically separate but in fact quite interconnected organizations to evade federal laws on the politicized use of government money.

Perhaps most disturbing of all, the Obama campaign appears to have little more regard for freedom of speech than Reps. Kennedy or Waters did when they backed up ACORN's thugs in 1995. The campaign actually practices ACORN-style tactics, sending out "action wires" that call on supporters to block Obama critics from radio appearances (a tactic once applied to me) and demanding legal actions against unfriendly political advertisers.

As a presidential candidate, Obama promises a massive national-service program closely allied with the nonprofit sector. He wants to remove "barriers for smaller nonprofits to participate in government programs."

In other words, he plans a massive effort to funnel America's youth into volunteer work alongside the likes of ACORN. So Obama's favorite community organizers may soon be training your child.

ACORN's alliance with the Democratic Party is at the root of the current financial meltdown. And Barack Obama has stayed true to ACORN's ways.

Pretty soon, the folks who poured into the Washington Hilton to shut down Speaker Gingrich in 1995 may no longer need to take over the microphone. They'll be in charge of it.

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Write 101 - Obama's Connection to Jeremiah Wright

Wright 101
Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Rev. Wright's anti-Americanism
By Stanley Kurtz
Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

National Review Online
Publication Date: October 14, 2008

It looks like Jeremiah Wright was just the tip of the iceberg. Not only did Barack Obama savor Wright's sermons, Obama gave legitimacy -- and a whole lot of money -- to education programs built around the same extremist anti-American ideology preached by Reverend Wright. And guess what? Bill Ayers is still palling around with the same bitterly anti-American Afrocentric ideologues that he and Obama were promoting a decade ago. All this is revealed by a bit of digging, combined with a careful study of documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the education foundation Obama and Ayers jointly led in the late 1990s.

John McCain, take note. Obama's tie to Wright is no longer a purely personal question (if it ever was one) about one man's choice of his pastor. The fact that Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Wright's anti-Americanism means that this is now a matter of public policy, and therefore an entirely legitimate issue in this campaign.

African Village
In the winter of 1996, the Coalition for Improved Education in [Chicago's] South Shore (CIESS) announced that it had received a $200,000 grant from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. That made CIESS an "external partner," i.e. a community organization linked to a network of schools within the Chicago public system. This network, named the "South Shore African Village Collaborative" was thoroughly "Afrocentric" in orientation. CIESS's job was to use a combination of teacher-training, curriculum advice, and community involvement to improve academic performance in the schools it worked with. CIESS would continue to receive large Annenberg grants throughout the 1990s.

The South Shore African Village Collaborative (SSAVC) was very much a part of the Afrocentric "rites of passage movement," a fringe education crusade of the 1990s. SSAVC schools featured "African-Centered" curricula built around "rites of passage" ceremonies inspired by the puberty rites found in many African societies. In and of themselves, these ceremonies were harmless. Yet the philosophy that accompanied them was not. On the contrary, it was a carbon-copy of Jeremiah Wright's worldview.

Rites of Passage
To learn what the rites of passage movement was all about, we can turn to a sympathetic 1992 study published in the Journal of Negro Education by Nsenga Warfield-Coppock. In that article, Warfield-Coppock bemoans the fact that public education in the United States is shaped by "capitalism, competitiveness, racism, sexism and oppression." According to Warfield-Coppock, these American values "have confused African American people and oriented them toward American definitions of achievement and success and away from traditional African values." American socialization has "proven to be dysfuntional and genocidal to the African American community," Warfield-Coppock tells us. The answer is the adolescent rites of passage movement, designed "to provide African American youth with the cultural information and values they would need to counter the potentially detrimental effects of a Eurocentrically oriented society."

The adolescent rites of passage movement that flowered in the 1990s grew out of the "cultural nationalist" or "Pan-African" thinking popular in radical black circles of the 1960s and 1970s. The attempt to create a virtually separate and intensely anti-American black social world began to take hold in the mid-1980s in small private schools, which carefully guarded the contents of their controversial curricula. Gradually, through external partners like CIESS, the movement spread to a few public schools. Supporters view these programs as "a social and cultural ‘inoculation' process that facilitates healthy, African-centered development among African American youth and protects them against the ravages of a racist, sexist, capitalist, and oppressive society."

We know that SSAVC was part of this movement, not only because their Annenberg proposals were filled with Afrocentric themes and references to "rites of passage," but also because SSAVC's faculty set up its African-centered curriculum in consultation with some of the most prominent leaders of the "rites of passage movement." For example, a CIESS teacher conference sponsored a presentation on African-centered curricula by Jacob Carruthers, a particularly controversial Afrocentrist.

Jacob Carruthers
Like other leaders of the rites of passage movement, Carruthers teaches that the true birthplace of world civilization was ancient "Kemet" (Egypt), from which Kemetic philosophy supposedly spread to Africa as a whole. Carruthers and his colleagues believe that the values of Kemetic civilization are far superior to the isolating and oppressive, ancient Greek-based values of European and American civilization. Although academic Egyptologists and anthropologists strongly reject these historical claims, Carruthers dismisses critics as part of a white supremacist conspiracy to hide the truth of African superiority.

Carruthers's key writings are collected in his book, Intellectual Warfare. Reading it is a wild, anti-American ride. In his book, we learn that Carruthers and his like-minded colleagues have formed an organization called the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), which takes as its mission the need to "dismantle the European intellectual campaign to commit historicide against African peoples." Carruthers includes "African-Americans" within a group he would define as simply "African." When forced to describe a black person as "American," Carruthers uses quotation marks, thus indicating that no black person can be American in any authentic sense. According to Carruthers, "The submission to Western civilization and its most outstanding offspring, American civilization, is, in reality, surrender to white supremacy."

Carruthers's goal is to use African-centered education to recreate a separatist universe within America, a kind of state-within-a-state. The rites of passage movement is central to the plan. Carruthers sees enemies on every part of the political spectrum, from conservatives, to liberals, to academic leftists, all of whom reject advocates of Kemetic civilization, like himself, as dangerous and academically irresponsible extremists. Carruthers sees all these groups as deluded captives of white supremacist Eurocentric culture. Therefore the only safe place for Africans living in the United States (i.e. American blacks) is outside the mental boundaries of our ineradicably racist Eurocentric civilization. As Carruthers puts it: "...some of us have chosen to reject the culture of our oppressors and recover our disrupted ancestral culture." The rites of passage movement is a way to teach young Africans in the United States how to reject America and recover their authentic African heritage.

America as Rape
Carruthers admits that Africans living in America have already been shaped by Western culture, yet compares this Americanization process to rape: "We may not be able to get our virginity back after the rape, but we do not have to marry the rapist...." In other words, American blacks (i.e. Africans) may have been forcibly exposed to American culture, but that doesn't mean they need to accept it. The better option, says Carruthers, is to separate out and relearn the wisdom of Africa's original Kemetic culture, embodied in the teachings of the ancient wise man, Ptahhotep (an historical figure traditionally identified as the author of a Fifth Dynasty wisdom book). Anything less than re-Africanization threatens the mental, and even physical, genocide of Africans living in an ineradicably white supremacist United States.

Carruthers is a defender of Leonard Jeffries, professor in the department of black studies at City College in Harlem, infamous for his black supremacist and anti-Semitic views. Jeffries sees whites as oppressive and violent "ice people," in contrast to peaceful and mutually supportive black "sun people." The divergence says Jeffries, is attributable to differing levels of melanin in the skin. Jeffries also blames Jews for financing the slave trade. Carruthers defends Jeffries and excoriates the prestigious black academics Carruthers views as traitorous for denouncing their African brother, Jeffries. Carruthers's vision of the superior and peaceful Kemetic philosophy of Ptahhotep triumphing over Greco-Euro-American-white culture obviously parallels Jeffries' opposition between ice people and sun people.

More of Carruthers's education philosophy can be found in his newsletter, The Kemetic Voice. In 1997, for example, at the same time Carruthers was advising SSAVC on how to set up an African-centered curriculum, he praised the decision of New Orleans' School Board to remove the name of George Washington from an elementary school. Apparently, some officials in New Orleans had decided that nobody who held slaves should have a school named after him. Carruthers touted the name-change as proof that his African-centered perspective was finally having an effect on public policy. At the demise of George Washington School, Carruthers crowed: "These events remind us of how vast the gulf is that separates the Defenders of Western Civilization from the Champions of African Civilization."

According to Chicago Annenberg Challenge records, Carruthers's training session on African-centered curricula for SSAVC teachers was a huge hit: "As a consciousness raising session, it received rave reviews, and has prepared the way for the curriculum readiness survey...." These teacher-training workshops were directly funded by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Another sure sign of the ideological cast of SSAVC's curriculum can be found in Annenberg documents noting that SSAVC students are taught the wisdom of Ptahhotep. Carruthers's concerns about "menticide" and "genocide" at the hand of America's white supremacist system seem to be echoed in an SSAVC document that says: "Our children need to understand the historical context of our struggles for liberation from those forces that seek to destroy us."

When Jeremiah Wright turned toward African-centered thinking in the late 1980s and early 1990s (the period when, attracted by Wright's African themes, Barack Obama first became a church member), many prominent thinkers from Carruthers's Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations were invited to speak at Trinity United Church of Christ, Carruthers himself included. We hear echoes of Carruthers's work in Wright's distinction between "right brained" Africans and "left brained" Europeans, in Wright's fears of U.S. government-sponsored genocide against American blacks, and in Wright's embittered attacks on America's indelibly white-supremacist history. In Wright's Trumpet Newsmagazine, as in Carruthers's own writings, blacks are often referred to as "Africans living in the diaspora" rather than as Americans.

Asa Hilliard
Chicago Annenberg Challenge records also indicate that SSAVC educators invited Asa Hilliard, a pioneer of African-centered curricula and a close colleague of Carruthers, to offer a keynote address at yet another Annenberg-funded teacher training session. Hilliard's ties to Wright run still deeper than Carruthers's. A close Wright mentor and friend, Hilliard died in 2007 while on a trip to Kemet (Egypt) with Wright and members of Wright's congregation. Hillard was scheduled to deliver several lectures to the congregants, and to speak at a meeting of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization, which he co-founded with Carruthers and other "African-centered" scholars. On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright's new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy. Speaking of the need for such a school, Wright had earlier said, "We need to educate our children to the reality of white supremacy." (For more on Wright's Afrocentric school, see "Jeremiah Wright's ‘Trumpet.'")

Wright delivered the eulogy at Hilliard's memorial service, with prominent members of ASCAC in the audience. To commemorate Hilliard, a special, two-cover double issue of Wright's Trumpet Newsmagazine was published, with a picture of Hilliard on one side, and a picture of Louis Farrakhan on the other (in celebration of a 2007 award Farrakhan received from Wright). In short, the ties between Wright and Hilliard could hardly have been closer. Clearly, then, Wright's own educational philosophy was mirrored at the Annenberg-funded SSAVC, which sought out Hilliard's and Carruthers's counsel to construct its curriculum.

Perhaps inadvertently, Wright's eulogy for Hilliard actually established the fringe nature of his favorite African-centered scholars. In his tribute, Wright stressed how intensely "white Egyptologists recoiled at the very notion of everything Asa taught." As Wright himself made plain, it seems virtually impossible to find respectable scholars of any political stripe who approve of the extremist anti-American version of Afrocentrism promoted by Hilliard and Carruthers.

Ayers's Pals
An important exception to the rule is Bill Ayers himself, who not only worked with Obama to fund groups like this at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, but who is still "palling around" with the same folks. Discretely waiting until after the election, Bill Ayers and his wife, and fellow former terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn plan to release a book in 2009 entitled Race Course Against White Supremacy. The book will be published by Third World Press, a press set up by Carruthers and other members of the ASCAC. Representatives of that press were prominently present for Wright's eulogy at Asa Hilliard's memorial service. Less than a decade ago, therefore, when it came to education issues, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright were pretty much on the same page.

Obama's Knowledge

Given the precedent of his earlier responses on Ayers and Wright, Obama might be inclined to deny personal knowledge of the educational philosophy he was so generously funding. Such a denial would not be convincing. For one thing, we have evidence that in 1995, the same year Obama assumed control of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he publicly rejected "the unrealistic politics of integrationist assimilation," a stance that clearly resonates with both Wright and Carruthers. (See "No Liberation.")

And as noted, Wright had invited Carruthers, Hilliard, and like-minded thinkers to address his Trinity congregants. Wright likes to tick off his connections to these prominent Afrocentrists in sermons, and Obama would surely have heard of them. Reading over SSAVC's Annenberg proposals, Obama could hardly be ignorant of what they were about. And if by some chance Obama overlooked Hilliard's or Carruthers's names, SSAVC's proposals are filled with references to "rites of passage" and "Ptahhotep," dead giveaways for the anti-American and separatist ideological concoction favored by SSAVC.

We know that Obama did read the proposals. Annenberg documents show him commenting on proposal quality. And especially after 1995, when concerns over self-dealing and conflicts of interest forced the Ayers-headed "Collaborative" to distance itself from monetary issues, all funding decisions fell to Obama and the board. Significantly, there was dissent within the board. One business leader and experienced grant-smith characterized the quality of most Annenberg proposals as "awful." (See "The Chicago Annenberg Challenge: The First Three Years," p. 19.) Yet Obama and his very small and divided board kept the money flowing to ideologically extremist groups like the South Shore African Village Collaborative, instead of organizations focused on traditional educational achievement.

As if the content of SSAVC documents wasn't warning enough, their proposals consistently misspelled "rites of passage" as "rights of passage," hardly an encouraging sign from a group meant to improve children's reading skills. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge's own evaluators acknowledged that Annenberg-aided schools showed no improvement in achievement scores. Evaluators attributed that failure, in part, to the fact that many of Annenberg's "external partners" had little educational expertise. A group that puts its efforts into Kwanzaa celebrations and half-baked history certainly fits that bill, and goes a long way toward explaining how Ayers and Obama managed to waste upwards of $150 million without improving student achievement.

However he may seek to deny it, all evidence points to the fact that, from his position as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Barack Obama knowingly and persistently funded an educational project that shared the extremist and anti-American philosophy of Jeremiah Wright. The Wright affair was no fluke. It's time for McCain to say so.

-- Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Political Stupidity

Don't every try to debate with a liberal. It's much easier to debate with a democrat or republican, they at least have some brain cells. Liberals seem to only be able to think one way and they don't want to try and see the other POV because it's not what they like.

I've been debating with a few liberals on this one forum I go to frequently, and I must say, they are all loonies.
No matter what facts you present to them, if it goes against what they believe they don't want to hear about it. It's always wrong, they are always right and it's never their fault.

I don't really understand this way of thinking, because I have been proven wrong a few times and I do admit when I'm proven wrong. But it's like you prove these guys wrong they get mad and start pointing the blame finger at some other person. Enyone but themselves. Very sad to see that Americans have become so lazy and so nieve that they don't want to take responsibility for anything, and they don't want to do research on anything anymore. Why?? Why is it that Americans have gotten so lazy and so nieve that they won't do research and just believe what is told to them from their political party.

Just cause you are a democrat doesn't mean you have to vote democrat.
And just because you are a republican doesn't mean you have to vote republican.

Thank for yourselves, do your own research, and vote for the person that will help the country most. Not just in one issue, but most of them.

And to those who will vote for Obama because he is black and don't want to be labled a racist.
You are a moron.

Peace out~

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Movie Review: Tropic Thunder

Time for my very first movie review! :D (how exciting, ne?)
I'll do my best not to add any spoilers and keep this short. XD

A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the most expensive war film. But after ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

My personal rating:
3/5 Stars

The acting was okay. It was more of a comedy that anything else. And I generally don't like comedies.
It's listed as an action/adventure/comedy, but I really didn't see much action. There were a few minor parts where there was a bit of good paced action, but it was mostly just comedy. It was really funny, but nothing I would have seen in the theatre.(my friend bought me tickets so I didn't pay for it. lol)

I really liked the ending though! :D lol
Seriously, rent it if you want a decent laugh. The ending is totally worth it.

Other Thoughts:
Ben Stiller really needs to put out better movies. This one was like one of his not better ones. And I can't believe that Tom Cruise was in this movie as the part he played. I actually did a double take when I realised who it was. XD;

So yeah, there is my movie review..
Meh, I was bored and figured I'd post another entry here. lol

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

America's Current Financial Crisis

Okay, first of all if you have not watched the fox news special report on who caused the financial crisis then please go watch it now. It tells you who caused it, and if you know where to look you can find that the information in the report is accurate.
Here are links to the video(6 sections):
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

It's roughly an hour long video all together, but worth watching. They were able to link Obama to Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae, personally. We don't need to have someone who helped cause this mess in office.

Obama is also involved with the orginization ACORN, here is the story on that:
Planting Seeds of Disaster. It's written by Stanley Kurtz, here is his bio.

I can't understand why liberal, conservative, democrat, and republicans alike can let their hate blind them so much that they can't just look at the facts, accept them for what they are, and work together to keep this nation clean and fair for the people. It's not about the government, the government is far too big now it needs to shrink. Having Obama in office will not do that. He wants to make it bigger. He wants the American people to trust the government and have the government take care of them. The people shouldn't want that. But alot of them do, because they don't want responsibility anymore. I do not understand that at all. I was raised to take responsibilty for my actions, not pawn them off on someone else. I don't like the way all this is going at all.

I'm posting this blog because more people need to realize that this man running for office is not the man for the job. He will hurt the country more than help it. He is a radical, he is against the military, he is against the war, he's voted countless times against funding our troops, he wants to raise taxes while we're in a crisis(that worked so lovely back in the great depression didn't it), and he wants the government to control everything. It's just not a good idea.

Now I don't hate Obama, I just think he is a bad choice for the office.
And all the facts put him right in the middle of this crisis cause. He was there when the deals went down and he was against McCain when he tried to pass a bill to monitor the dealings of Fanny and Freddie.
Pro government = a very bad choice. It needs to shrink, not grow. We don't need to be a socialist or a communist country.