Archive for 01/30/2010

Disgraced former Obama czar reemerges

Posted: 01/30/2010 by Lynn Dartez in CZARS

Communist-group founder to address world’s leading corporations

Posted: January 30, 2010
12:10 am Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Van Jones

Van Jones, President Obama’s controversial former “green jobs” czar, is slated to address a major environmental forum next week alongside speakers from such major corporations as Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo, Intel, Best Buy and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Jones resigned in September after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and signed a statement that accused the Bush administration of possible involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Jones also called for “resistance” against the U.S. government.

Jones is one of 22 speakers at next Thursday’s State of Green Business Forum in San Francisco. The day-long event, sponsored by the environmental activist website, focuses on corporate environmental trends, carbon management and “green” business initiatives.

Other scheduled speakers at the forum include Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist for Microsoft; Rich Lechner, vice president of energy and environment

for IBM; Christina Page, director of climate and energy strategy for Yahoo; Rick Rommel, senior vice president of emerging business for Best Buy Co., Lorie Wigle, general manager of the eco-technology program office for Intel Corporation. Also two speakers will be on hand from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Jones has not remained in the background since stepping down from his White House position.

White House still listening to Jones’ advice

WND reported Jones serves on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the White House.

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Jones is one of 20 advisers to the University of Colorado-based Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, which draws up climate-policy recommendations for the White House and has been working with members of the Obama administration. The PCAP released a lengthy proposal last September to guide the environmental policies during the first 100 days of the 44th U.S. president, regardless of whether Obama or Sen. John McCain won the election.

William S. Becker, the PCAP’s executive

director, confirmed to WND his group is “about to propose a new and more assertive strategy for President Obama to raise the bar on the U.S. climate goal, with or without Congress.”

Becker told WND his group’s initial proposals have received a “very positive reception from the moment we delivered (the 100-day proposal) last November to John Podesta, co-chair of Obama’s transition team.”

“We continue to work with some colleagues inside the (Obama) administration, as well as continuing to push for bold action from the outside,” he said.

Becker said the White House “adopted quite a few of our recommendations or variations of them.”

He cited a few examples of the influence of the PCAP and other environmental groups on Obama’s policies:

  • The PCAP recommended that the U.S. reach a bilateral climate deal with China prior to the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference

    in Copenhagen. The U.S. has since signed several agreements with China to share technology that reduces greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • The PCAP recommended an executive order that removed the gags from federal climate scientists. This became one of Obama’s first actions on environmental policy.
  • The PCAP recommended an overhaul of federal energy management to beef up efficiency requirements for federal agencies and to restore absolute carbon reduction targets that had been rescinded by the Bush administration. The Obama administration issued a new federal energy management order in October, including a requirement that agencies develop absolute targets for greenhouse-gas reductions.
  • The PCAP recommended (as did many others) that the Environmental Protection Agency embrace California’s vehicle emission standards and begin the process of regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The EPA is doing both.
  • The PCAP recommended major budget increases for states and communities to engage in energy and climate actions and to weatherize the homes of low-income families as part of Obama’s stimulus package.

The PCAP describes itself as seeking to engage the “best thinking of America’s leaders in government, science and civil society to identify actions that will empower all elements of society to meet the challenges of energy security and climate change.” The group actively promotes the theory of man-made global warming.

A means to fight racial ‘justice’

WND reported Jones was a founder and leader of the communist group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM.

STORM’s official manifesto, “Reclaiming Revolution,” had been published on the Internet until WND and other websites linked to the online publication.

A review of the 97-page treatise found it describes Jones’ organization as having a “commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism.”

“We agreed with Lenin’s analysis of the state and the party,” read Jones’ manifesto. “And we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Zedong and Amilcar Cabral.”

Cabral is the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands. Jones named his son after Cabral and reportedly concludes every e-mail with a quote from the communist leader.

Speaking to the East Bay Express in 2005, Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, during which time he was arrested.

“I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th,” he said. “By August, I was a communist. I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary,” he said.

Jones boasted to the East Bay Express that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class “justice.”

Jones went on to found the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which WND reported is named after a little-known civil rights firebrand and socialist activist.

Succeeding revelations about Jones by WND included:

With additional research by Brenda J. Elliott


Texas: Call to Action

Posted: 01/30/2010 by Lynn Dartez in Tea Party's

It’s Time for You to Draw a Line in the Sand!

When was the last time you were involved in a fight for freedom? I don’t mean just your regular run of the mill political race. I mean a roll up your sleeves, take it to the streets, now or never campaign, waged because you know you stand to lose your way of life. You’ll lose the ability to decide your own healthcare or the ability to keep your guns for protection. Well this is it. The Debra Medina campaign is THE fight for freedom inTexas. This is the last line in the sand. Why have we, the fighting Texans who were once so bold as to be our own country, not taken the lead in declaring our sovereignty which is already the first part of our own Constitution? Why have we not been the first to say NO to Obamacare? Why have we allowed federal agents to come into our own capitol city and on a whim, without warrant, close down a premier gun show? Why have we Texans allowed 400 children to be taken from their parents, from a prank call, without warrant? Why has our own governor threatened to take millions of acres of private property through eminent domain? This is NOT FREEDOM. Other states have put their foot down against Obamacare, federal gun laws, illegal immigration and federalized education. We can do it now and with Debra Medina as our governor, we will! We have worked so hard and now because we are becoming a force in this race, our opponents are starting to attack. They are feeling threatened and they are biting like cornered animals. They have tried to keep us out of the debates and started whisper campaigns with false rumors because if they have nothing on you, they make something up about you. It is starting to get dirty but we will remain calm understanding that our fight is the fight for truth and truth sets us free. So, take it to the streets. Tell your neighbors about Debra Medina. Wave signs and put a bumper sticker on your car. Take every opportunity to knock on doors with your family. Blog and text and email about the Debra Medina campaign being the fight for freedom in Texas! Never before have we had such an opportunity in Texas because right now, with this race, we have someone to lead with courage and boldness. We can, and will, tell the federal government that we are Texans and we will not allow you to come into our state and tell us what to do with our health care, our gun laws or our children because we are free people and free people make their own choices. Now is the time to encourage everyone to watch Debra defend Texas freedom in the Belo debate at 7pm on January 29th. Early voting is just around the corner, starting February 16th – 26th. Be the first in your neighborhood to vote and make sure your friends are right there with you. This is our time. This is our state. We Texans can take it back! The Debra Medina Team Visit the Medina For Texas website at KHOU-Houston Investigates Perry Home HQ

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Rick Perry gives lipservice to Texas’ sovereignty, but this video shows his true desire: to form a North American Union with an international superhighway from Mexico to Canada

It’s Time for YOU to Draw a
Line in the Sand!

Vitter tells NFL to drop position on Who Dat or sue him

Posted: 01/30/2010 by Lynn Dartez in 2011

January 29, 2010

Roger Goodell, Commissioner
National Football League
280 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Dear Commissioner Goodell:

I was stunned to learn recently that the NFL is taking the position that it
owns the exclusive trademark of the term “Who Dat” and has even threatened
legal action against some mom-and-pop merchants selling t-shirts using the
term.  I would urge you to drop this obnoxious and legally unsustainable
position and instead agree that “Who Dat” is in the public domain, giving
no one exclusive trademark rights.

This letter will also serve as formal legal notice that I am having
t-shirts printed that say “WHO DAT say we can’t print Who Dat!” for
widespread sale in commerce.  Please either drop your present ridiculous
position or sue me.

“Who Dat” was probably first heard in New Orleans minstrel shows well over
130 years ago.  Much more recently, but before it was used in connection
with the Saints, it was used as a rallying cry by St. Augustine High School
in New Orleans.  In the 1980s it was adopted by Saints fans in a completely
spontaneous way.  Only later did any legal persons, including the Saints
and the NFL, try to claim it through registration.

Perhaps more significant than this history, “Who Dat” has become part of
New Orleans and Louisiana popular culture.  For the NFL to try to claim
exclusive ownership of it would be like me registering and trying to claim
exclusive ownership of the terms “lagniappe” and “laissez les bons temps

Under Paul Tagliabue’s leadership, the NFL was an unbelievable partner in
helping us recover and rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.  Thank you again.
We look forward to your dropping your “Who Dat” position so that this
partnership can continue without strain or blemish.

David Vitter
Junior Senator of Who Dat Nation