The Tea Party Movement: Who's In Charge? - Chris Good - Politics Here is the organizational landscape of the April 15 tea party movement, in a nutshell: three national-level conservative groups, all with slightly different agendas, are guiding it. All are quick to tell you that the movement is a bottom-up affair and that its grassroots cred is real. They are: FreedomWorks, the conservative action group led by Dick Armey; dontGO, a tech savvy free-market action group that sprung out of last August's oil-drilling debate in the House of Representatives; and Americans for Prosperity, an issue advocacy/activist group based on free market principles. Conservative bloggers, talk show hosts, and other media figures have attached themselves to the movement in peripheral capacities. Armey will appear at a major rally in Atlanta, FreedomWorks said. All three groups vehemently deny that the movement is a product of AstroTurfing--fake grassroots activism organized from the top down--as some on the left have claimed. Hence the rejection of Steele's request.
Will Our First Black President Succeed in Enslaving America? Al Sharpton and Barack Obama just had another top level racist pow wow at the White House where they decided that blacks suffer disproportionately from having to work without getting the proper wages. According to Sharpton, “It’s not just having a job; but having wages that are guaranteed to provide for our families. We had full employment in the black community during slavery. We just didn’t have wages.” First, it seems the cart is pulling the donkey, a cart full of racist rants pulling a deceptive and disingenuous Democratic donkey. Shouldn’t the Obama donkey be pulling for jobs before increased wages are even discussed? Activists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, were a pair of radical hippie Columbia University professors, who called to overload the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis for economic sabotage. America voted in a black for president, racism is old news!
Astroturfing Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L'astroturfing peut prendre de multiples formes, allant de la simple dissimulation de son appartenance à un parti ou de ses liens financiers avec une société (tout en prétendant apporter un témoignage indépendant), à des formes plus complexes utilisant des logiciels multipliant de fausses identités sur Internet. Le but de ce type de campagne est faire passer un message en le présentant comme spontané, et en masquant son caractère commandité. Les astroturfers tentent d'orchestrer des actions qui semblent provenir d'individus divers et dispersés géographiquement et utilisent des méthodes de désinformation. L'astroturfing peut être pratiqué par une personne seule selon un agenda préétabli ou par des groupes professionnels organisés, ayant des appuis financiers de grosses entreprises ou d'organisations activistes ou non-lucratives.
Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes George Monbiot George Joshua Richard Monbiot (born 27 January 1963) is an English writer, known for his environmental and political activism. He lives in Machynlleth, Wales, writes a weekly column for The Guardian, and is the author of a number of books, including Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain (2000) and Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (2013). He is the founder of The Land is Ours, a peaceful campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the United Kingdom. In January 2010, Monbiot founded the ArrestBlair.org website which offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of former British prime minister Tony Blair for alleged crimes against peace. Early life Career After graduating in Zoology, he joined the BBC Natural History Unit as a radio producer, making natural history and environmental programmes. Activism Climate change It is a campaign not for abundance but for austerity.
AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS Bogus, Misdirected and Effective The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left. By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 14th June 2010 In the Netherlands a movement based on paranoia and the fleecing of the poor looks set to join the government. Both the Freedom Party in the Netherlands and the Tea Party in the US base their political programmes on misinformation and denial. The rightwing movements thrive on their contradictions, the leftwing movements drown in them. It would be wrong to characterise the Tea Party movement as being mostly working class. The Tea Party protests began after the business journalist Rick Santelli broadcast an attack from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on the government’s plan to help impoverished people whose mortgages had fallen into arrears(3). The protests which claim to defend the interests of the working class began, in other words, with a call for a bankers’ revolt against the undeserving poor. www.monbiot.com
Another cyber attack...and this time it was personal By: Diane Sori While NO one person or government controls what goes out over the internet...even though Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his minions like to think they do...and because of the 2013 NSA spying scandal, this spring Brazil will host an international summit on internet governance to address the many internet concerns, including hacking done by both governments and individuals. And when you think about it, this is, in NO uncertain terms, bigger than the NSA scandal itself because the internet is public domain open to any and all anywhere in the world. And this brings with it the opportunity for international hackers as well as homegrown hackers to target, hack into, and crash sites and internet broadcasts they don't like or have been 'paid' to crash for whatever reason the person hiring them deems appropriate. Also, besides our show, 14 other CPR broadcasts were also hit and crashed on Wednesday. A catch-22 situation that unfortunately 'We the People' are at the receiving end of.
The "tea party" movement | 24Ahead Summary (posts follow): Starting in February 2009, a very small group of people held "tea parties" across the U.S. in a supposed attempt to protest the policies of Barack Obama. I strongly oppose these "parties" for all the many reasons listed below. Note: please bear in mind that I'm not an Obama supporter, I just want others to oppose him and the far-left in a more intelligent way. Obama has been mentioned in around 500 posts here and almost all were critical of him, his policies, or his associates. See also my coverage of groups that the teapartiers should oppose such as National Council of La Raza, American Civil Liberties Union, League of United Latin American Citizens, MALDEF, and many other groups discussed here. My issues with the tea parties fall into several main areas: 1. Those are to a certain degree independent; someone can agree with me regarding one or more and disagree with me on the others. In addition to those: 9. 1. This is a real sign from a real Tea Party protest. 2.
The Daily Caller Boston Tea Party Coordinates: 42°21′13″N 71°03′09″W / 42.3536°N 71.0524°W / 42.3536; -71.0524 (Boston Tea Party) This iconic 1846 lithograph by Nathaniel Currier was entitled "The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor"; the phrase "Boston Tea Party" had not yet become standard. Contrary to Currier's depiction, few of the men dumping the tea were actually disguised as Indians. The Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston") was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. Background Plaque affixed to side of the Independence Wharf building (2009) The Boston Tea Party arose from two issues confronting the British Empire in 1765: the financial problems of the British East India Company, and an ongoing dispute about the extent of Parliament's authority, if any, over the British American colonies without seating any elected representation. Tea trade to 1767 Townshend duty crisis Tea Act of 1773 Resisting the Tea Act
HotAir — Politics, Culture, Media, 2012, Breaking News from a conservative viewpoint Thom Hartmann Thomas Carl "Thom" Hartmann (born May 7, 1951) is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and liberal political commentator. His nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, began in March 2003, and airs in the United States. It has 2.75 million listeners a week, and is one of the top progressive talk radio programs. Several businesses have been founded by Hartmann: The Woodley Herber Company, International Wholesale Travel, its subsidiary Sprayberry Travel, American Marketing Centers, and the Newsletter Factory. Hartmann has written many books on political topics and ADHD. Early life He met his wife Louise in the late 1960s. Business career Hartmann began his business career in the early 1970s while in his 20s, co-founding The Woodley Herber Company. Talk radio career As of March 2012, the show was carried on 81 terrestrial radio stations in 34 states as well as on Sirius and XM satellite radio. TV program