The Past Week: Recaps & Random Thoughts, October 5-11 (Cloward-Piven, Mortgage Connections w/Charts; ACORN ad; Uh-Oh-Ohio; Musings on Middle Names; Slaughtering Sarah; Feeling Prickly)

~~Posted by InsightAnalytical-GRL

Snap quiz!   Who else out there is ready to find a hole to hide in?  Preferably a rabbit hole…I mean, what does it take for the country to wake up as to the fact the ACORN voting fraud and mortgage debacle can be laid at the Democrats’ and Obama’s feet?  Of course, we know that kicking around Sarah Palin is far more important than anything unsavory that Obama has been involved in…

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In Grail Guardian’s October 6 post, IS THE TIDE TURNING? 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP, Grail mentions Cloward-Piven in suggestion #8.  If you click on the link, you’ll come to an explanation of Cloward-Piven at DiscovertheNetworks.org, A Guide to the Political Left.  CP is described as a “strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis.:”

In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when “the rest of society is afraid of them,” Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would “the rest of society” accept their demands.

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Their article called for “cadres of aggressive organizers” to use “demonstrations to create a climate of militancy.” Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of “a federal program of income redistribution,” in the form of a guaranteed living income for all — working and non-working people alike. Local officials would clutch at this idea like drowning men to a lifeline. They would apply pressure on Washington to implement it. With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act. This was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet. The flood of demands was calculated to break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down. Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown — providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change. That was the theory.

James Simpson’s article “Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis” in American Thinker moves from theory to the current political situation. Although written from a conservative point of view, the timeline provided and details of Barack Obama’s involvement and connections is an invaluable overview of how we’ve gotten to where we are today…And check out the chart which shows it all, plain as day.  Too bad nobody in the mainstream media seems interested…Another chart here of Obama connections focusing on the mortgage mess by the Princess Wears Prada which appears at Just Say No Deal…

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McCain’s internet-only ACORN ad (?)…Should be on the TEE VEE…has it gotten there yet? Any sightings? If it isn’t on the TEE VEE, it should be…unless it won’t be allowed by the MSM!

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Texas Hill Country has a great overview on the enablilng of ACORN voter fraud in Ohio. Check out OHIO – Judge Rules New Voting Procedure Illegal.

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I noticed a comment in a thead at Texas Darlin’ this week that really stuck in my mind. So here it is:

A comment by Marie at Texas Darlin…

I noticed on the Google anniversary search that there are lots of references to Barack J. Obama. Was this yet another name for him? What did the “J” stand for? Did he run for office using that middle initial?

Some references said it was when he was avoiding use of the name “Hussein” so as not to be confused with being Muslim.

I am amazed at how loosey goosey he is with his names. When one becomes inconvenient for any reason–he just changes it.

Marie, you’re not the only one who is amazed…

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As the slaughtering of Sarah Palin continues, Pagan Power has written a great post detailing the “troopergate” case.”  So, Palin is guilty of “abuse of power.”  I heard a passing “report” that the panel/judge didn’t buy the claim that the Palin family had valid fears.  Pretty outrageous, even for this political season.   Check out “WITCH-HUNT: The Sarah Palin Chronicles.”

Coincidentally, I happened to catch a few moments of Book TV, with Bob Scheiffer of CBS being interviewed. It was taped before “Palin got out there.”  Scheiffer was spouting about how this was all “serious business” and the implication was that Palin wasn’t worthy of being VP.  The woman doing the interview went right along with it, forgetting Dan Quayle, Spiro Agnew and all the other men in the office who weren’t exactly winners.  I find this whole business tiring and disheartening, don’t you?

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I watched a bit of show on the History Channel about “The Last Days on Earth” according to prophecy, cultists like Jim Jones, David Koresh and the Davidians, Marshall Applewhite’s Heaven’s Gate…and science.  One scientist commented that every morning we wake up, we face a 1 in 20,000 chance of something half-mile or larger hitting the earth.  Of all the things examined, I have to say that it’s the cultists that get to me the most…and that includes the Obama zombies.

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Time to get to more pleasant thoughts…things that provide an escape from the incessant propaganda.

Yesterday I picked about 20 prickly pear fruits from a big cactus in the front yard, took off the little spines by passing them each over an open flame on the stove, then simmered them, mashed them, and strained out all the juice.  The juice looks like beet juice. The actual fruit is pretty sweet. SInce this is the first time I’ve ever handled the fruit, I was really surprised at how much juice came out of them. So, tomorrow, I’m going to make prickly pear jelly.  I haven’t done any canning or jelly-making in a long time, so I’ll have to see if I can remember how I set up the process years ago.

I’ll report on what happens in next week’s roundup…

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THIS WEEK’S POSTS

*Posted by Grail Guardian

**Guest Post by American Lassie

New Video of Obama’s Trip to Kenya; Obama Appearing with Odinga

Picture of IL Sen. Candidate Obama with ACORN Members FOUND…(UPDATE 1X)

Flashback to January 2008–The “Not Invested” Weasel Obama on the 60’s (and More)

The Intrusion of Obama: Propagandized at the Mall and Trapped on the Treadmill

I Found This Tidbit When I Wasn’t Watching the Debate….RE: Ayers/Obama Early Relationship

McCain Fires 1st Torpedo at the Obama Garbage Scow Known as the “The Hope-y Smile-y Good Ship Lollipop”

*IS THE TIDE TURNING? 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP

**The Legend Continues, The Story Unfolds…

THE ILLUSION OF BARACK OBAMA”…A Must-Read from The Australian

The Past Week: Recaps & Random Thoughts, September 28-October 4 (Treasury “Bill”; Sec. of Defense Robert Gates & Obama?; Sir Nigel Analyzes; Pimiento Power)

IS THE TIDE TURNING? 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP

~~By Grail Guardian

Something strange has been happening since the Vice Presidential Debate last Thursday. I first noticed it as I watched the debate with my Dad. He follows what’s going on (like most people his age) but gets most of his news from the MSM (thankfully, he watches Fox a lot, so he gets some reality). Not a dyed-in-the-wool political junkie at all, he’s learned most of what he knows about Obama from me. So I was a bit surprised as we watched and he began to call Biden out on his BS. In my head I was yelling “Way to go, Dad!” In real time, I agreed with him and began to call out a few things he missed. I left afterwards feeling pretty good about the debate since a non-political guy like my father had seen through the crap.

On Friday and Saturday, I began to notice that people I spoke with fell into 1 of 2 categories: they felt that Palin had won the debate and the media was wrong in deriding her victory OR they were repeating the MSM line about why Palin hadn’t really done that well. But there are 2 important things of note here. Just about everyone I spoke with had actually watched the debate in its entirety (including my 92 year old great aunt), and those that fell into category 2 (regurgitating the MSM bull) were very easily convinced that Palin really did well. It took almost no effort on my part to get them to agree that her performance was actually better than Biden’s; obviously they had felt that way when they watched it, but were simply spitting back what they’d heard afterwards so they wouldn’t appear uninformed. Once they knew someone agreed with them, they abandoned the groupthink stance practically at once and praised Palin’s performance.

Fast forward to this afternoon when, driving on a local expressway, I spotted something unusual. It was one of those hand-lettered sheet signs hanging from an overpass. I don’t normally see a lot of the homemade variety here (the City hangs their official festival announcements and reminders to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, but not many protest signs), and I was rather surprised to see that the sign was demanding that there be “No Bailout.” I noted it, and the fact that at least 1 person was riled up enough about the “Rescue” bill to create and hang a sign (there was some artwork on it that was rather well done) on a busy overpass. There must have been some serious anger involved, as this is not an easy task and the sign was well anchored and not fluttering in the wind.

This was all kind of rolling around aimlessly in my brain for a day or so before I spotted this piece at Not Your Sweetie about calling Obama on his bs on the new $ trillion bailout. In it, she quotes a post called Obama Betrays the Middle Class: Votes for “Bail out the Rich Act” from one of the folks over at Fire Dog Lake, one of the progressive blogs that drank the Kool Aid early on. I’ll let you check out the links for all the details, but here’s a quote from author Ian Welsh I couldn’t resist:

I assume he’s [Obama] willing to give up the 700 billion for the near dictatorial power over the US economy which is still embedded in the bill, power which he will wield through his Treasury Secretary. Or maybe, encouraged by his economic advisers, almost all of whom were amongst the architects and cheerleaders of the policies which made this crisis occur, he really believes that bailing out the rich with middle class money is how the country has to operate. After all, some people are important and some people aren’t, and since the middle class can vote for him or for a man who has made himself into a national joke with Sarah Palin as the punch line, what are they going to do?

As if that wasn’t juicy enough, the comments aren’t much more optimistic. For instance, poster MsAnnaNOLA said:

He will get what he deserves. If Paulson and gang are stealing this money, and all indications are that they are:

This could be the nail in the Dems coffin.

I am talking 3rd party all the way.

What will the Dems have to offer us after this? Seriously?

Answer: Nothing.

Read next this piece by Jake Tapper who seems to think that the October dogs are about to bite Obama’s backside with the story of his shady associates like Rezko and Ayers, then this one by Uppity Woman which supports that the MSM is starting to talk about Ayers. Add to these the plethora of links to ACORN problems on You Tube and across the Blogosphere (here and here and here and here and so on) and this excellent article Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer on Obama’s mental state and massive Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and pretty soon you can’t ignore it all.

So I started to ponder, and all these random events started to come together. If America is starting to see through the MSM’s crazy con job (all they need is a little encouragement and they’re practically PUMAs), and they are pissed off enough about this feeding frenzy known as the Wall Street bailout (even those that seem resigned to it being a necessary evil are still mad, and the adding of pork to get Republican votes was like poking a hornet’s nest), and they are blaming Obama for the bill (I think he’ll be regretting taking credit for someone else’s work this time – be sure you read the post from Fire Dog Lake about how Obama owns this bill) then you really need to wonder: Is it possible that Obama’s house of cards is starting to implode?

That’s when it hit me: We are about to break through. The brass ring (America) is ours for the taking (or keeping) if we’re just willing to do a few things:

1. Talk to anyone and everyone about the shoddy and unacceptable state of the media in this country. This seems to be something everyone is starting to agree on, and needs to be reinforced in peoples’ minds as frequently as possible. Talk about CNN and MSNBC being so over the top that you can’t believe anything they say anymore, even if it’s not about the election. After they lied about an election as important as this, who knows what else they lie about?

2. Express how you can’t understand why they’re saying Palin didn’t win the debate. If they watched (and I’ll bet they did) they know what happened. They saw it first-hand and unedited. Talk up how the Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric interviews were edited to make Palin look bad, but obviously when she had the eyes of the world upon her and every network rolling tape she stood up to the incredible scrutiny quite well and didn’t have to lie outright 14 times like Biden did.

3. Relate the moment you personally felt Palin won the debate. Many say it was when she asked Ifill if they could go back to talk about Afghanistan, but for me it was when she said to Biden that she wasn’t going to answer the way he wanted her to or the way the moderator wanted her to, but she was going to speak directly to the American people; game, set, match for me.

4. Redirect the attention back from Palin to Obama, especially on the experience issue. The Obama campaign has actually managed to divert America’s attention away from the fact that he hasn’t done anything prior to running for POTUS.

5. Focus on the bailout bill and how Obama owns it, but we’re going to be stuck paying for it. Point out that it’s been the Democrats that forced this mess down our throats after people like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and Jimmy Carter were responsible for creating it and ignoring it until it exploded. And be sure to let them know that it’s the Democrats that are supporting George W. Bush! Things aren’t right in Oz once the Wicked Witch becomes the heroine and the Wizard becomes the bad guy.

6. Remind people that we sent the Democrats to Congress with a majority and a mandate in 2006, and they haven’t done a damned thing! They refused to impeach Bush, haven’t done anything to end the war in Iraq, and pretended nothing was wrong on Wall Street so we’d all continue to invest our life savings into GSE’s like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while their former chairs walked away with tens of millions of dollars and left us with no savings and the 700 billion dollar check. Point out that when House Republicans voted against the bill, the Dems added plenty of pork in order to entice the naysayers to the taxpayer funded trough.

7. Point out that Obama is now using the Wall Street Crisis to back out of any campaign promises he may have made (or “put them on hold” as the campaign calls it). He’s using the massive feeding of the political pigs at the trough to say no to Universal Healthcare, Education reforms, Alternative Energy, and just about anything else he vowed to do. Where’s the change in that?

8. Discuss ACORN and all the instances of voter fraud being reported across the country. Be liberal with the You Tube videos, and point out that ACORN was included in Obama’s original bailout bill (earmarked to get 20% of any profits, even if the taxpayers were still paying). Bring up ACORN’s ties to Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven and how the far left wants America to become a Socialist state, and this bailout is just one more step in that direction.

9. Stress that a McCain presidency will last only 4 years. He will not be re-elected, and he does not wish to run for a second term. America can handle 4 years of a moderate McCain Administration with Congress as a counter-balance. No laws get passed without Congress, no Supreme Court judges get appointed without the Senate’s approval, and as Senator Obama is so fond of pointing out – no wars get started without Congress’ say so. We can all tread water for 4 years as long as Bush is out and the country is safe.

10. Discuss how many Centrist Democrats that may have been thinking about voting for Cynthia McKinney or Ralph Nader as a protest vote against both of the major parties are now saying they just cannot afford to waste their votes; this election is too important to America and the world.

If we can keep letting friends and neighbors know that there’s no shame in seeing the light now, as long as they’ve seen it before it’s too late, we can help them to accept that this election is no longer about Hope or Change or ending the Bush regime. It’s about saving America, and we must all put our country above politics and parties. It’s OK to be a Republican for a day (or even for 5 minutes inside the voting booth). Americans need to know that they are not alone; we’ve all been hoodwinked and bamboozled. By the media, by George W. Bush, by the Democratic and Republican Parties, by Wall Street, and by our own unwillingness to take a long hard look at ourselves and what we’ve allowed our political process to become.

This is a time for change, but not some empty slogan or political promise. Change must be what we the people deliver to the electoral system of the United States. That is our only Hope.