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Brandon Darby: Anarchists Plan to Take Down Emergency Medical Services at RNC

August 26, 2012 Leave a comment

[TWG: Soooooooooo…… the ows marxist shitstains are going to play terrorists again. Nothing new there. They’ve been trying to terrorize American citizens for years now. I just hope the police are ready for those vermin this time.  I wonder how long those terrorists can pull this crap before Conservatives and other Patriotic Americans start putting them all in a cardboard box and shoving them down the sewer, where they belong.   Below this article I’ve included the list of maggots behind the ows terrorist klan as well as an interesting read about that terrorist group, written by Thomas Sowell.]

 

Brandon Darby: Anarchists Plan to Take Down Emergency Medical Services at RNC

by John Sexton 25 Aug 2012

Yesterday, I interviewed my co-worker Brandon Darby as he was traveling toward the Republican National Convention in Florida. The interview focused on strategies used by anarchist protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention and how those strategies will be used once again next week by the Occupy movement.

In addition to trying to shut down bridges to prevent delegates from reaching the convention center next week, Brandon has learned that a subgroup of Occupy is looking to shut down EMS communications throughout the city.

The video that goes along with this interview is one Brandon took at the RNC convention while working undercover for the FBI in 2008. Some of it is a bit jumpy, but you’ll see some of the street blocking tactics as well as several instances of individuals throwing items onto a freeway from an overpass.

Both the audio and video have been edited for content and brevity. What follows is the seven minute interview/video and a complete transcript of Brandon’s comments as they appear in the clip:

 

Brandon Darby: The video I gave you is interesting because it’s a video surveillance I took of one section of the Republican National Convention welcoming committee. Several of the clips of video were used in the prosecution of David McKay and Bradley Neal Crowder.

What happened at the Republican National Convention in ’08 is that the overall liberal, Democratic protests were organized by a group called United for Peace and Justice. Now these were the mainstream liberal protesters, not the ones who would violate the law or violate a police order or anything crazy. Now what was interesting is that the same group of people organizing the mainstream liberal protests also organized a breakaway group called the RNC Welcoming Committee and it was 500 to 1,000 anarchists. And their goal was to shut down the Republican National Convention by any means necessary.

Now they had meetings for a long time before and what they ultimately decided to do—and it was folks like Lisa Fithian leading the training, and I know because I was in the training…undercover —but what they did is they mapped out the city, maps with corporate targets, business leaders home addresses, and Republican delegates home addresses, and also where the hotels were the delegates were going to be staying in. And they handed out these maps and then they showed people videos of Molotov cocktails and various other criminal behavior and asked everyone to be creative and feel free to use what they called a diversity of tactics and to make sure the Republican National Convention can’t occur, you know, can’t happen.

In a later planning session they mapped out the area around the convention center; they divided it into several sections. Then each group of anarchists of their RNC Welcoming Committee—which we now call Occupy—each group was responsible for a different sector. They had organized everyone into three groups of people. There was the red, the yellow, and the green. What they decided was that the yellow group was going be the group that would be arrestable. They were the ones who were going to get arrested. They were going to chain their arms and hands together in PVC pipe so that the cops couldn’t cut ‘em out without injuring them. But they were going to chain themselves across the major arteries so that the delegates could not get to the convention center.

Now, Lisa Fithian and the organizers, they realized that the police were not going to allow a group to set up and do that, allow the yellow group to do that. So they figured they could use the green group, the green group being the mainstream liberal and Democratic protesters who would never violate the law intentionally. So the organizers would manipulate the green group to get into the street and protest. The green group’s not realizing that they’re being used to cover illegal behavior that’s interfering with the rights of other Americans to assemble. And then when the police told the green group to get out they would slow the green group down and try to keep them from getting out of the road. Well eventually the green group would get out of the road. And if that didn’t give the yellow group enough time to finish locking down across the road, then the red group—which are the black mask wearing anarchists would come in—and the red group would actually begin to attack police.

Last time they made riot shields that they had made out of stolen traffic barrels and the riot shields had protruding sharpened deck screws from them. And they had their signs where, their protests signs were made out of heavy, heavy sticks so they could actually have a weapon against police but police couldn’t take them or else they were violating their rights to free speech.

And they would send the red group in to attack the police and then the red group would flee and then that would give the yellow group enough time to lock down and shut the RNC down. Well what was interesting about it, is that when the red group fled then the police would treat the protesters—because they’re all one protest—they would treat them as though they had just been attacked, because they had been. Well then the green group would look like they were innocent protesters who were getting attacked and in their minds they were because they didn’t realize that Lisa Fithian and the leaders were using them as part of this effort to violently attack police and attack conservatives.

So the buses that did get through when they were held up by the yellow group, then the red group would come back and the red group threw bricks and flagstones through the windows, they slashed the tires of the buses, they threw bleach and urine in the delegates faces and they attacked the buses and the people on the buses. And that’s what they’re going to do this time.

So that was…the red, yellow, green concept is very important for people to realize that that’s what’s occurring. So people have to remember, this isn’t a bunch of unorganized and disorganized kids. This is Lisa Fithian, she’s the one who led the unions and the anarchists to shut down Seattle at the ’99 World Trade Organization protest in Seattle. It’s not something to play around with because when this is all said and done the FBI informants will have stopped bomb plots just as they and I did last time. And when that happens conservatives need to rally around because the left media and the entire left establishment who claims they have nothing to do with these anarchists, they will defend them and dirty the name of anybody who exposes them just as they did to me and just as they did to Andrew. They will defend their darlings and attack the character of anyone who holds them accountable and calls them out. And that’s what’s going to happen this time. We need to stand up as a movement, recognize what the threats are, and we need to defend the people who are keeping us safe and hold accountable and demand accountability for the people who are trying to interfere with our rights to assemble.

The other thing that they’re trying to do is that they have a coms group—and this is breaking news you need to know this—they have a coms group that is trying to shut down the EMS communications structure for the city. That’s really happening. They’re trying to shut down the communications structure for the city for law enforcement and emergency medical personnel.

People don’t realize that these demonstrations, they have a sophisticated communications structure. Like before they have one of these demonstrations, whether it’s this one or whether it’s WTO or whether it’s, whatever it is, whether it’s IMF…When these people when this global movement of anarchists that protests these things they have to rent space and have extra cooling systems and have massive cable networks and they have to have to have a lot of communications equipment, a lot of computer equipment. It’s not like a bunch of people are going to show up and talk on their cell phones. They have some massive computer equipment and their goal is to shut us down.

And no, they’re not going to do the same thing at the DNC, that’s the thing, is because the radicals feel like the average liberal is confused but they have dehumanized completely the conservative. And so they feel they are entitled to take our rights away when they’re not going to do that at the DNC. That’s the difference.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/24/Brandon-Darby-on-Anarchist-Plans-for-the-RNC-Including-Taking-Down-the-City-s-EMS-System

 

Article: Occupy Wall Street, By Thomas Sowell

 

 

 

 

The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

October 31, 2011 – 10:48 am – by Zombie
  

The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest.

To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed their support for, sponsorship of, or sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Note: All entries on this list are real and verified. Below each entry you will find a series of source links documenting the support for OWS. We have striven in almost all cases to reference either first-hand statements by the groups or individuals themselves, hosted on their own Web sites; or videos of the people in question voicing their support for OWS at various Occupations; or news reports from reliable mainstream networks; or articles by publications or organizations sympathetic to the Occupy movement; or indisputable evidence, whatever the source. As a result, it cannot be claimed that these statements of support were made up or distorted by detractors of the Occupy movement.

As each new controversial endorsement has appeared over the last month, OWS supporters have dismissed them one by one as “isolated examples” that don’t reflect any overall trend toward extremism. But when viewed in aggregate like this, it becomes much more difficult to dismiss any individual endorsement as an aberration; instead, an undeniable pattern emerges.

This list is obviously incomplete; we hope to update it over the upcoming days and weeks.

If you think we’ve left out any well-known endorsers for which there is solid evidence, then please post suggestions and evidentiary links in the comments section; but please try to supply links that will stand up to any potential claims of misrepresentation.

If you disagree with the inclusion of any of the entries on this list, please post your reasoning and any contravening source links in the comments section, and we will take the evidence into account when updating the list.

Members of the media, bloggers, activists, OWS supporters and detractors as well are all free to repost this list, in whole or in part, without any restrictions. Do note, however, that it may be updated over time, so make sure to get the latest version.

And without further ado, here is…


The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers


Communist Party USA
  

      Sources:

Communist Party USA, OWS speech, The Daily Caller


American Nazi Party
  

      Sources:

Media Matters, American Nazi Party, White Honor, Sunshine State News


Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
  

      Sources:

The Guardian, Tehran Times, CBS News


Barack Obama
  

      Sources:

ABC News, CBS News, ForexTV, NBC New York


The government of North Korea
  

      Sources:

Korean Central News Agency (North Korean state-controlled news outlet), The Marxist-Leninist, Wall Street Journal, Times of India


Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam
  

      Sources:

video statement (starting at 8:28), Black in America, Weasel Zippers, Philadelphia Weekly


Revolutionary Communist Party
  

      Sources:

Revolutionary Communist Party, Revolution newspaper, in-person appearance


David Duke
  

      Sources:

Talking Points Memo, video statement, davidduke.com


Joe Biden
  

      Sources:

Talking Points Memo, video statement, Mother Jones


Hugo Chavez
  

      Sources:

Mother Jones, Reuters, Examiner.com


Revolutionary Guards of Iran
  

      Sources:

Associated Press, FARS News Agency, UPI


Black Panthers (original)
  

      Sources:

in-person appearance, Occupy Oakland, Oakland Tribune


Socialist Party USA
  

      Sources:

Socialist Party USA, IndyMedia, The Daily Caller


US Border Guard
  

      Sources:

White Reference, www.usborderguard.com, Gateway Pundit, Just Another Day blog


Industrial Workers of the World
  

      Sources:

IWW web site, iww.org, in-person appearances


CAIR
  

      Sources:

in-person appearance, Washington Post, CAIR, CAIR New York


Nancy Pelosi
  

      Sources:

Talking Points Memo, video statement, ABC News, The Weekly Standard


Communist Party of China
  

      Sources:

People’s Daily (Communist Party organ), Reuters, chinataiwan.org, The Telegraph


Hezbollah
  

      Sources:

almoqawama.org, almoqawama.org (2), almoqawama.org (3), wikipedia


9/11Truth.org
  

      Sources:

911truth.org (1), 911truth.org (2), 911truth.org (3)


International Bolshevik Tendency
  

      Sources:

bolshevik.org, Wire Magazine


Anonymous
  

      Sources:

Adbusters, The Guardian, video statement


White Revolution
  

      Source:

whiterevolution.com


International Socialist Organization
  

      Sources:

Socialist Worker, socialistworker.org, in-person appearance


PressTV (Iranian government outlet)
  

      Sources:

PressTV, wikipedia


Marxist Student Union
  

      Sources:

Marxist Student Union, Big Government, marxiststudentunion.blogspot.com


Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  

      Sources:

FightBack News, fightbacknews.org


ANSWER
  

      Sources:

ANSWER press release, ANSWER web site, Xinhua


Party for Socialism and Liberation
  

      Sources:

Liberation News (1), pslweb.org, The Daily Free Press, Liberation News (2)

Senate Dims Blocking Over 30 Jobs Bills Passed By The House of Representatives

July 5, 2012 1 comment

The House of Representatives has passed more than 30 bills for jobs that are still being blocked by Senate Dims.  

 

Empower Small Business Owners

Small business owners are being bogged down by burdensome regulations from Washington that prevent job creation and hinder economic growth. We must remove onerous regulations that are redundant, harm small businesses, and impede private sector investment and job creation.

Review of Federal Regulations

H.Res. 72 – Passed by the House (391-28) on February 11, 2011

This legislation has passed the House

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

H.R. 872 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Energy Tax Prevention Act

H.R. 910 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Disapproval of FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations

H.J.Res. 37 – Senate has blocked a companion measure by a vote of 46-52

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act

H.R. 2018 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act

H.R. 1315 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act

H.R. 2587 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on The Nation Act

H.R. 2401 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act

H.R. 2681 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

EPA Regulatory Relief Act

H.R. 2250 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

H.R. 2273 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

H.R. 3094 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Regulatory Accountability Act

H.R. 3010 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

H.R. 527 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

REINS Act

H.R. 10 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act

H.R. 1633 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act

H.R. 1837 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Land in Accomack County, Virginia

H.R. 2087 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate
 

Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators

America’s tax code has grown too complicated and cumbersome. We need a tax code that is flatter, fairer, and simpler to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, lessen the burden on families, generate economic expansion, and create jobs by making America more competitive.

Small Business Tax Cut Act

H.R. 9 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act

H.R. 4 – Signed into law by the President on April 14, 2011

This legislation has been signed into law.

Health Care Cost Reduction Act

H.R. 436 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is in process.

3% Withholding Rule Repeal

H.R. 674 – Signed into law by the President on November 21, 2011

This legislation has been signed into law.

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

H.R. 3630 – Signed into law by the President on February 22, 2012

This legislation has been signed into law.
 

Increase Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers

The more that American businesses export, the more they produce. The more businesses produce, the more workers they need. This means job creation. Expanding market access for U.S. made products will be a shot in the arm for businesses small and large and will create jobs.

U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act

H.R. 3078 – Signed by the President on October

This legislation has been signed into law.

U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act

H.R. 3079 – Signed by the President on October 21, 2011

This legislation has been signed into law.

U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

H.R. 3080 – Signed by the President on October 21, 2011

This legislation has been signed into law.

Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act

H.R. 1904 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

FAA Modernization and Reform Act

H.R. 658 – Signed by the President on February 14, 2012

This legislation has been signed into law.

Apply Countervailing Duty to Nonmarket Economy Countries

H.R. 4105 – Signed into law by the President on March 13, 2012

This legislation has been signed into law.
 

Encourage Entrepreneurship and Growth

America has historically been on the cutting edge of innovation and technological development, but we are increasingly falling behind our global competitors. We must make it easier for existing businesses to grow and allow more start-up companies to flourish.

The America Invents Act

H.R. 1249 – Signed into law by the President on September 16, 2011

This legislation has been signed into law.

Veterans Opportunity to Work Act

H.R. 2433 – Signed into law by the President on November 21, 2011

This legislation has been signed into law.

Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

H.R. 3606 – Signed into law by the President on March 3, 2012.

This legislation has been signed into law.

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

H.R. 3012 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

FDA Safety and Innovation Act

S. 3187 – Passed the House.

This legislation has passed the House and Senate
 

Maximize Domestic Energy Production

The energy sector is crucial to our economic growth, and high energy costs have a major impact on job creation. We need policies that allow us to harness our abundant supply of natural resources in America, develop new sources of energy, and create jobs here at home.

Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

H.R. 1230 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

H.R. 1229 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act

H.R. 1231 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Jobs and Energy Permitting Act

H.R. 2021 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

North American-Made Energy Security Act

H.R. 1938 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Protecting Next Generation Energy Security (PIONEERS) Act

H.R. 3408 – Passed by the House (237-187) on February 16, 2012

This legislation is in process.

Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act

H.R. 2842 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Conservation and Economic Growth Act

H.R. 2578 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Domestic Energy and Jobs Act

H.R. 4480 – Senate has taken no action to date

This legislation is stuck in the Senate
 

Pay Down America’s Unsustainable Debt Burden

The federal government is spending and borrowing so much that the United States will soon go broke. Washington’s spending binge has put our nation in debt, eroded economic confidence, and caused massive uncertainty for private sector job creators. It’s time to live within our means.

Budget for Fiscal Year 2013

H.Con.Res. 112 – Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Budget for Fiscal Year 2012

H.Con.Res. 34 – Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own

This legislation is stuck in the Senate

Cut, Cap, and Balance

H.R. 2560 – Senator Reid tabled the bill by a vote of 51-46.

This legislation is stuck in the Senate
 
 

Romney backers ignore Fast and Furious at own peril


[TWG Note: This is SO true.  Romney won’t fool Second Amendment Advocates, and he sure won’t be getting our votes.  The TEA Parties, GOP and RNC made a huge mistake putting Romney at the top of the pile.  Romney’s anti-gun policies, along with his refusal to address the Fast & Furious scheme has taken him out of consideration for many of us.  Someone said last week  “Asking me if I will vote for Romney or for obama is like asking me if I want to be punched in the nose or kicked in the balls.”  Yes, indeed.]

 

Romney backers ignore Fast and Furious at own peril

David Codrea's photo

Gun Rights Examiner

Top Republicans have identified “a half-dozen very Mitt-specific political dangers” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney “must navigate to unite the party and attract skeptical conservatives and independents,” Politico reported yesterday, and none of them deal with taking a stand on the Fast and Furious gunwalking criminal operation and the current administration’s role in it.

Among their concerns: The candidate “says stuff he shouldn’t say.” Romney “can’t connect with voters.” His base must be broadened. He faces “anti-Mormon” voter prejudice. His association with prominent backers like Donald Trump taints him with the “birther” brush. People aren’t convinced he can fix the economy.

The merits of these concerns are debatable, but one point is not: Nowhere in a list of priorities articulated for public dissemination by “top Republican officials” is there any indication that Fast and Furious is even on their radar…..(Con’t)

CONTINUE READING: http://www.examiner.com/article/romney-backers-ignore-fast-and-furious-at-own-peril?CID=examiner_alerts_article

GOP Will End Fast And Furious Investigation

May 31, 2012 2 comments

John Boehner 3 SC Report: GOP will end Fast and Furious investigation

May 31, 2012 By Doug Book

 

“We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility (emphasis added) to participate in the political process…” said House Congressional Black Caucus chair, Emanuel Cleaver of a meeting with hundreds of black Pastors representing various denominations in the U.S. Speaking to MSNBC, the congressman added “…we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving Ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do.”

Of course, Cleaver was referring to “guidance” in the ways churches can participate in the 2012 election without violating IRS rules concerning their tax exempt status.  Naturally, this has always been of GREAT concern to black pastors, especially nowadays given the sterling record of unbiased enforcement built by the scrupulously law-abiding Attorney General.

Yet even while absorbed with their tax code responsibilities, the attending Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights found time to address a letter to House Speaker John Boehner concerning the harsh treatment of Attorney General Holder by some of the Speaker’s fellow Republicans.  Consisting of labor unions, homosexual groups, black ministers, the NAACP, and even an Arab anti-discrimination organization, the Conference believes citing Holder with contempt for his disregard of House subpoenas in the Fast and Furious affair is “unwarranted.” In fact, it’s a downright “partisan attempt to discredit the Attorney General,” a heinous example of “accusatory vitriol and malignant suspicion” and a “rush to judgment intended to create a stain on the office of the Attorney General.”

But according to the man who broke the “Gunwalker” story a year and a half ago, threatening letters to Speaker Boehner might no longer be necessary. Sources in Washington, DC have told blogger and citizen reporter Mike Vanderboegh that Republican leaders have already decided to close down the Fast and Furious investigation and halt contempt proceedings against Eric Holder, because “they (the GOP leadership) don’t think that they will suffer for [that] failure to follow through. They’re scared of Holder’s race card. . . they’re scared of Trayvon. They think if they let Issa fail, that it will only be a story in the blogosphere for a day . . . that they can weather it. . . .” Unfortunately, Vanderboegh makes it clear that he trusts the word of these sources “implicitly.”

In short, John Boehner and other Republican big wigs are more afraid of the race card and its steady play by the Obama-owned national media than of the bitter –yet presumably brief—disappointment of conservatives, disgusted because the GOP has once again opted for the cowardly betrayal of justice and of the Party base.

If Vanderboegh’s sources are correct, hundreds of innocent people will have died, Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata will have been shot to death, the Obama Regime will have launched a brutal and deadly assault on the 2nd Amendment, and yet all will be forgiven and forgotten in the name of political expedience.

Vanderboegh was certainly right about Boehner’s work to delay Representative Darrell Issa’s contempt proceedings against Holder. We should all hope his sources have gotten this one wrong.

 

Source: The Western Center For Journalism

The Newest Low in GOP Mockery: Comparing Them to Anal Sex Toys

May 20, 2012 4 comments

By Paul Wilson | May 20, 2012 | 23:19

Liberals keep finding new ways to demonstrate their civility and class. NYU graduate student Matthew Epler fashioned polling data for the Republican candidates during the 2012 primary into sex toys called butt plugs – for a telecommunications class. He decided to market his creations, which met with the winking approval of left-wing outlets.

The plugs represent the polling data of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney, rotated around a 3D axis.

Epler has decided to market what he calls “Grand Old Party” butt plugs. Epler’s brainchild doesn’t sell cheap – the whole set costs $350, while individual pieces sell for $45-65.

The Huffington Post reported that Epler came up with idea when his telecommunications professor challenged students to find a way of “representing data in a way that doesn’t bore the average Joe to death.” Epler claims that he stumbled across butt plugs when a pop-up appeared on a music site. Wired News quoted Epler: “I took one look at the plug in profile and thought, ‘Hey, that’s a line graph.’ Santorum came to mind, and from there, the rest took care of itself.”

The “Grand Old Party” project was hailed by left-wing media outlets. Queerty called Epler a “genius entrepreneur,” and The Frisky called Epler’s brainchild “awesome.” Comedy Central snarked “that sudden uptick in support Rick Santorum received back in February may prove to be more painful than originally expected.”

Epler’s promotional video treats his creations as a symbol of good fun: “Democrat or Republican, election year should feel good. Happy voting, America!”

If anyone created this project for Democratic primary candidates during the 2008 election, he would be flayed by the media as disgusting.

But civility is apparently something the left considers itself exempt from.

Source:  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-wilson/2012/05/20/newest-low-gop-mockery-comparing-them-anal-sex-toys#ixzz1vTY9Z1TU

Representative Paul Ryan OWNS obama Grunt On The Issue Of Bain Capital


[TWG Note:   Watch this video as Representative Paul Ryan OWNS obama grunt on the issue of Bain Capital.]

 

Video: Rep. Paul Ryan Smacks Down Former Obama Adviser on Bain Capital Attack

May 20, 2012

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This is great. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was on Fox News Sunday this morning along with Austan Goolsbee, a former economic adviser to President Obama. Goolsbee repeated the worn out attack on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital. If this was baseball it would have been a big, fat meatball for Ryan to hit out of the park. Via Gateway Pundit, here’s the transcript.

Austan Goolsbee: This was a case where they (Bain) cancelled the pensions they drove the company into the ground. But the investors from Bain actually profited a great deal.

Chris Wallace (host): Let me follow up with Congressman Ryan because the Obama campaign says the point of Romney economics is to make money for Bain, to make money for their investors, even if all the workers get wiped out. And, in this particular case, in the steel mill in Kansas City the workers, that plant went bankrupt. 750 workers were laid off and Bain did make millions of dollars in profits.

Paul Ryan: You know what’s ironic about this, Chris? Mitt Romney was running the Olympics during this time. (Zing) He wasn’t even running Bain during the time period in question. (Zing) I think the individual, if I’m not mistaken who was running Bain is a big Obama contributor. (Zing) But, more to the point Chris. What Bain did was they used “private” capital to help struggling businesses. What President Obama is doing, is he’s gambling with taxpayer money (Zing) and giving money to corporate contributors, campaign contributors like Solyndra (Zing) and he’s losing taxpayer money. (Zing) So what we have in the Obama administration is this crony capitalism (Zing) this corporate welfare (Zing) where President Obama thinks it’s right to take taxpayer dollars to give to private companies and take bets on these private companies. (Zing) That’s wrong. What is right is a private sector where you have risk to capital. You put capital in businesses where they’re struggling or not to try to grow those businesses. Some succeed. Some don’t. On the net when Mitt Romney ran Bain they were very successful. They created thousands of jobs. (Zing) Great success stories. (Zing) But more to the point. We don’t think that government should be in the position of picking winners and losers in the economy which is the result of the president’s economics. (Zing)

I love it. Watch:

For more on Bain Capital’s record when it comes to the steel industry be sure to read the latest from Kim Strassel in the WSJ.

 

Source: The Lonely Conservative – http://lonelyconservative.com/2012/05/video-rep-paul-ryan-smacks-down-former-obama-adviser-on-bain-capital-attack/

Montana GOP Primary June 5, 2012


TWG Note: Wondering about the upcoming Montana GOP Primary?  Me too.  This, from one of the TOP Gun Rights and Freedom Advocates in this Nation, Mr. Gary Marbut.  Mr. Marbut is the President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association.  We can Thank Mr. Marbut for a plethora of very successful bills, including the Firearms Freedom Act.  Mr. Marbut has been a vigilant and diligent proponent for our Second and Tenth Amendments, not just here in Montana, but across this Nation.   You can learn more about Mr. Marbut’s efforts and about the Montana Shooting Sports Association by visiting the following sites:

Gary Marbut, Montana Shooting Sports Association

Montana Shooting Sports Association

MTSSA LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES

GARY MARBUT – AUTHOR, GUN LAWS OF MONTANA

GARY MARBUT

 

Here is Mr. Marbut’s assessment of the upcoming Montana. You can find the original text at: http://progunleaders.org/MTGOPPrimary.html

 

Montana Republican Governor’s Primary Election Race
The View from MSSA


Usually, after pouring over candidate voting records from previous public service, and examining returned candidate questionnaires, MSSA would like to make an endorsement in a race as important as the one for Governor of Montana.

There are seven Republican candidates facing off in the upcoming Primary Election on June 5th.  Historically, to endorse any one candidate, MSSA wants to see one letter grade gap between the endorsed candidate and others, an “A” versus a “C”, or a “B” versus a “D.” (We don’t endorse candidates for the Primary who don’t earn at least a “B” grade.)

In the Republican Primary race for Governor, we simply cannot identify any candidate that is head-and-shoulders better than the rest – with a letter grade gap above the others.  So, MSSA will make no endorsement in the Republican Primary for Governor.

If I ended this message right here, I can imagine that most GOP Governor candidates would be satisfied, although maybe some disappointed.

However, I can also imagine many MSSA members saying or thinking, “Come on Gary.  You know these candidates.  You’ve worked with them, tracked their votes in the Legislature, talked with them, watched their performance, and surveyed them.  We need whatever information you can pass along in order to make an intelligent choice in the Primary.”  Right.

So, I feel MSSA owes its members at least some information about the various candidates.  In lieu of an MSSA endorsement, let me tell you what I know and what I think (I’ll mix the two) about the various candidates.

I tend to want to place political figures on a spectrum from liberal to conservative.  Because those are fuzzy terms as commonly used, let me tell you how I define them.  I think of a modern (not classic) liberal as a person who tolerates or favors shifting power, choice and money from people to government.  I think of a conservative as a person who would prefer to shift power, choice and money from government to people.  Those are generally the definitions I will apply here.  I will also discuss what is known about each candidate’s position on the right to keep and bear arms, MSSA’s prime focus.

As far as I know, there are no out-and-out liberals in this Republican Primary race, but some appear to be more or less conservative than others.  Here’s what I know or believe, working from the most conservative to the least conservative. (BTW, these candidates will ALL probably end up disliking all or parts of my assessment – comes with the turf if I’m to give MSSA members an honest review.  I know most of these candidates personally, and count them as friends.  I hope they’re still friends after they read my comments.)

Bob Fanning & Joel Boniek

The most conservative of the candidates is Bob Fanning.  Fanning has a good grasp of constitutional principles.  He’s a firm advocate for states’ rights.  He has far more time and energy invested in wolf control than any other candidate, maybe than all candidates combined.  Fanning has been a CEO and a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.  He understands economics.  Fanning returned a great MSSA candidate questionnaire.  Bob likes to describe himself as a “Montanan by choice; not by accident.”  He moved here over a decade ago to deliberately become a Montanan.  Fanning has not previously held any public office in Montana.  Bob buys big game tags every year and is an elk hunter.  He is not as acquainted with the details and processes of state government as some other candidates.  Fanning hasn’t raised a lot of money, and he got off to a late start with is campaign.  His running mate is former Rep. Joel Boniek, a philosophically-pure guy who carried the Montana Firearms Freedom Act for MSSA when it passed in 2009.  I’d say Fanning’s chances of getting into the Governor’s office are a long shot.  He’d have a steep learning curve if he got there, but would be something of a breath of fresh air for Montana in the Governor’s chair.
http://www.bobfanning.com/

Ken Miller & Bill Gallagher

Former State Senator Ken Miller is very nearly as conservative as Fanning.  Miller also has a strong bent towards states’ rights and individual liberty.  Miller has FAR more effort invested in the Governor race than any other candidate.  He’s been actively campaigning for over a year and has crisscrossed Montana multiple times meeting locally with any groups of people who wanted to meet him.  Ken was Chairman of the state GOP for a cycle, and managed to shake up and out that good-old-boy GOP structure some to make the GOP a more effective organization.  As GOP Chairman, he was willing to make more hard decisions than some others who have held the post.  When in the Montana Senate, Miller always supported MSSA’s pro-gun bills.  Miller returned a very good MSSA candidate questionnaire, although with reservation about MSSA’s proposal to stimulate smokeless powder and primer manufacture in Montana.  Ken and his wife Peggy are both big game hunters.  Ken grew up in Montana, and has been a successful small business owner in Montana.  In statewide polling, Miller continues to run a close second place in terms of support among likely Republican voters.  Miller’s running mate is Bill Gallagher, a Helena attorney currently elected to the Montana Public Service Commission.  Because both Miller and Gallagher have served in elected public office at the state level, they have a good grasp of how state government works and perhaps, because of that, an enhanced ability to translate Miller’s philosophy into deeds.
http://www.miller4governor.com/

I see a bit of a gap on the liberal-to-conservative spectrum between these candidates and the next two.

Neil Livingstone & Ryan Zinke

Neil Livingstone is an interesting guy, albeit a bit mysterious.  Although born in Montana, Neil has spent much of his life immersed in the murky world of international business, intelligence and clandestine operations, both in Washington, D.C., and overseas.  Livingstone speaks forcefully about his commitment to constitutional principles, and he definitely wishes to roll back what he sees as extreme environmentalists’ suppression of the natural resource industry in Montana.  Livingstone returned a fine candidate questionnaire, although he had some un-detailed concerns about MSSA’s “Sheriffs First” proposal.  Livingstone has not held elected office in Montana.  While expressing strong support for the right to keep and bear arms, Livingstone did select a running mate, State Senator Ryan Zinke, who formerly expressed a very definite opinion that “civilians” should not be allowed to own .50-caliber rifles.  Livingstone quickly explains that he and former SEAL commander Zinke have come to terms about .50-caliber rifles, and Zinke now whole-heartedly supports civilian ownership of such firearms, as does Livingstone.  Livingstone has a forceful personality.  There are concerns expressed by some, however, that he has not spent enough time in Montana in recent years to have a good sense of Montana issues and Montana culture.  Livingstone has not hunted in Montana, but says he has hunted in Eurasia and Africa.  Livingstone is supported by a number of former high-ranking military and government officials of excellent national repute, many of whom are not Montana residents.  Were Livingstone elected Montana Governor, one gets the impression he would kick ass, and that the timid and naysayers would do well to keep out of his way.  With his long employment, connections and experience with the federal government, one would hope that his total allegiance would be to Montana, rather than to the federal government or influences from D.C. or elsewhere.
http://neil2012.com/

Corey Stapleton & Bob Keenan

Both Stapleton and Keenan are former state senators, both with good conservative credentials, and both of them are known as proven supporters of the right to keep and bear arms – excellent guys.  Stapleton is a graduate of Annapolis, a strong recommendation by anyone’s standard.  Stapleton did not return MSSA’s candidate questionnaire, but, based on his past votes in the Montana Senate, I believe he would support most of the issues MSSA plans to have before the 2013 Legislature.  Because both Stapleton and Keenan have long experience in the Legislature, they also know how state government works and how to translate their philosophy into deeds at the state level.  They would also be realistic, even pragmatic, about what a Governor can accomplish.   Stapleton’s campaign has not been highly visible. There is a concern that because Stapleton has been (and presumably still is) an officer in the U.S. military, the federal government might be able to “pull rank” and command his loyalty in any disagreement between Montana and the federal government.
http://www.coreystapleton.com/

Continuing to work from the conservative end of the political spectrum gets us to:

Rick Hill & Jon Sonju

Rick Hill was formerly elected to represent Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his running mate, Jon Sonju, has been in the Montana Senate.  Both are experienced hands in the process of politics.  Hill is currently thought my many to be the front-runner in this seven-way Republican Primary.  He is reported to lead in fundraising, and is known to be supported by many “old guard” Republican figures.  Although Hill did not return MSSA’s candidate questionnaire, he did speak to the MSSA Annual Meeting in Helena in March (as did Fanning, Miller and Livingstone), where he expressed strong support for the right to keep and bear arms.  It is unknown how this strong expression will translate to the details of MSSA’s legislative agenda in 2013.  I expect he would support most of those issues, but with no returned candidate questionnaire and no voting record from the Montana Legislature, that’s just my educated guess.  Hill is reputed to occasionally hunt upland game birds.  Sonju has been a solid supporter of gun issues in the Legislature, and his family manufactures firearms in the Kalispell area.  It is argued by some that the nature of Hill’s work and experience in D.C. and Montana may make him more vulnerable to attacks by the Democrats in the General Election, making it difficult for him to win the General Election, although Democrats will certainly attack whomever becomes the Republican candidate for the General Election.  Hill recently released a statement asserting need to better manage wolves to prevent negative impact on game herds.  While quite welcome, this recent interest by Hill is seen by some as being a bit late and lacking the strong intent needed to resurrect Montana’s predator-decimated game herds.
http://www.rickhillforgovernor.com/

Jim Lynch & Al Olszewski

Current Governor Brian Schweitzer (a Democrat) appointed Jim Lynch to be Director of the Montana Department of Transportation.  In that office, Lynch says that he has made maintenance of the Montana highway system much more effective and efficient.  He wishes to bring the same management techniques to the Governor’s Office.  Lynch has been an insider in state government long enough to know how things work, although he hasn’t been involved in the political machinations used to turn eggs into an omelet.  Lynch did return a very good MSSA candidate questionnaire, a plus for him, although MSSA puts more credence in a voting record history than in a candidate questionnaire.  I know nothing about Lynch’s running mate, Al Olszewski.  It is said that Lynch has made numerous political donations on record to Democrat candidates, although that may just be an unspoken job requirement to work for Governor Schweitzer.  It is my fuzzy opinion that Lynch is probably a pretty good manager, but I have not heard others who know him speak of his conservative philosophy or credentials.
http://lynchforgov.com/

Jim O’Hara & Scott Swingley

Jim O’Hara is elected as a County Commissioner of Choteau County.  He did not return MSSA’s candidate questionnaire.  I haven’t met O’Hara and really don’t know anything about Jim or his running mate, Scott Swingley.
http://www.oharagov.com/

Conclusion?

I’ve tried seven times to write a conclusion, but I’m just not getting there.  I guess you’ll have to draw your own conclusion.  I hope this has been helpful.

SOURCE: http://progunleaders.org/MTGOPPrimary.html

 

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