The Show-Me Report: July 1, 2015

The Missouri Times: Randles announces LTG candidacy, pledges two terms

KSHB: Bev Randles to run for Missouri Lt. Governor

Kansas City Star: Bev Randles is IN for Missouri lieutenant governor

The Eagle: Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures

Post-Dispatch: Gun rights amendment upheld by Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Times: Court backs Schaefer on gun amendment

Missourinet: Missouri Supreme Court upholds gun rights amendment to state Constitution

Missouri Business Alert: Morning Minutes: Crumbling I-70 could cripple commerce, Emerson spins off

Show-Me Daily: Top Misconceptions About the Riverfront Stadium Plan

St. Joseph Post: Mystery items in Missouri State Capitol time capsule (Videos)

The Missouri Times: Galloway to audit Missouri General Assembly

The Missouri Times: MO GOP approves RTW resolution

Southeast Missourian: Missouri joins in lawsuit over new water rules

ABC 17: Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

Post-Dispatch: Nixon’s role in St. Louis stadium financing plan debated in court

KBIA: Legislators tell court Nixon is overstepping his power on stadium plan

Show Me Daily: You Don’t Say

The Eagle: Lawsuit against Missouri Senate thrown out

The Missouri Times: Supreme Court upholds ‘Right to Farm’ ballot language

KBIA: ‘Right To Farm’ Amendment Upheld By State Supreme Court

Post-Dispatch: McClellan: Old boys’ network or not, St. Louis region feels adrift

The Eagle: Federal report faults Ferguson police response

The Missouri Times: State Rep. Sheila Solon Applauds Governor for Signing Legislation to Clarify Tax on Motor Vehicles

KBIA: Justice Department Report Finds Flaws in Police Response in Ferguson

The Rolla Daily News: Missouri changes insurance requirements for eating disorders

The Rolla Daily News: Missouri Press Association names new executive director

The Rolla Daily News: Nixon OKs savings accounts for Missourians with disabilities

The Missouri Times: Initiative Petition Relating to Prohibiting New State or Local Sales/Use Taxes Approved for Circulation for 2016 Ballot

The Missouri Times: Initiative Petition Relating to Prohibiting New State or Local Taxes Approved for Circulation for 2016 Ballot

The Missouri Times: Initiative Petition Relating to Prohibiting New State, Local, or Other Similar Sales/Use Taxes Approved for Circulation for 2016 Ballot

The Missouri Times: Initiative Petition Relating to Public Financing for Political Candidates Approved for Circulation for 2016 Ballot

The Missouri Times: Initiative Petition Relating to a Public Sector Job Program and Capital Gains Taxes Approved for Circulation for 2016 Ballot

The Missouri Times: Initiative Petition Relating to State Health Insurance Program for Missouri Residents Approved for Circulation for 2016 Ballot

Dexter Daily Statesman: Some Mo. counties issuing same-sex marriage licenses, some aren’t yet

Missourinet: Missouri counties urged to not wait on software to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

July 1st, 2015|Categories: The Blog, The Show-Me Report|Tags: |0 Comments

SHAKEDOWN: MORE Takes a Page From Jesse Jackson’s Playbook, Targets Richest in St. Louis

Quaid nailed it.

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment are taking a page directly out of Jesse Jackson’s playbook and targeting rich CEOs in St. Louis.  It’s as much a shakedown as it is to make an example of them and rile up the unwashed masses that volunteer for them.

Why do I think this is a shakedown?

Because who they chose to target first:

Their first target: Enterprise Holdings Executive Chairman Andrew Taylor.

The Taylor family owns Bridgeton-based Keefe Group, which contracts with prisons to sell inmates goods. The Post-Dispatch reported in February on critics of the company who say it gouges prisoners on everything from candy to calls home.

That’s obviously why they are targeting these folks, right?

Well, there’s also this:

Enterprise spokeswoman Christine Cavallini later told the Post-Dispatch that the company was “surprised and puzzled” that demonstrators targeted Taylor.

“We respect the right of people to exercise their beliefs through peaceful protest, but we believe this effort has chosen the wrong target,” she said, adding that the Taylor family has donated more than $114 million to local and national groups since May.

This tactic is right out of Jesse Jackson’s playbook, a method he used to squeeze millions out of corporations.

From Discover the Networks:

Jackson has repeatedly threatened businesses with boycotts, negative publicity, and (implicitly) outright violence if they refused to enrich him or his organizations. Some examples:

  • In 1981 Coca-Cola was induced to award a lucrative syrup distributorship to Jackson’s half-brother, Noah Robinson, in order to prevent Jackson from publicly shaming the company for conducting operations in apartheid-era South Africa.
  • Soon thereafter, Coca Cola also granted a distributorship to Cecil Troy, a major financial backer of Operation PUSH.
  • In March 1982 Jackson worked out a similar deal with Heublein Corporation, a wine and spirits company that owned Kentucky Fried Chicken. Under that agreement, Heublein promised to spend $360 million over five years with black-owned banks, advertising agencies, and newspapers, and to significantly increase its number of nonwhite franchise owners. As WorldNetDaily reports, “Once again, Noah Robinson cashed in, using the covenant to lock in a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise that would become the launching pad for a fast food empire.” Robinson would later recount: “I told Jesse, ‘If you just do the talking for us—and I handle the financial operations—we can rival the Rockefellers in riches.’”
  • Also in 1982, Heublein Corporation donated $5,000 to to help underwrite the annual PUSH convention, and came forth with another $10,000 in November 1983.
  • Similar cash contributions to Jackson and his groups came from 7-Up and Coca-Cola.
  • In November 1996 Jackson called for a national boycott of Texaco, Inc., saying that economic sanctions were needed to “break the cycle” of racial hostility at the company. He called on Texaco stockholders to sell their shares in protest, and warned that Texaco service stations would be picketed if a quick settlement was not reached. In the largest-ever settlement of its kind, Texaco agreed to pay $115 million to 1,500 current and former black employees; to give all black employees an immediate 10% raise; to provide $26.1 million in pay raises to blacks over a five-year period; and to spend $35 million for racial monitoring and sensitivity-training programs for employees. But Jackson said this was insufficient.
  • Laying the groundwork for yet another big payoff, Jackson denounced Anheuser-Busch not only for having too few minority-owned distributorships, but also for allegedly targeting highly potent malt-liquor advertising at minority communities where alcoholism was prevalent. To prevent Jackson from waging a protracted negative-publicity campaign against the company, Anheuser-Busch in 1998 awarded (at a bargain price) a beer distributorship to Jackson’s sons, Yusef and Jonathan, neither of whom had any background in the beer business.
  • In February 1997, Jackson filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to block Viacom‘s bid to sell 10 radio stations, maintaining that the company had not fulfilled its pledge to sell some of those stations to minorities. In response, Viacom agreed to create a $2 million fund to promote minority ownership of broadcast properties. Jackson then ended his opposition, and the sale was approved.
  • In 1998 Jackson tried to block a merger between CBS and Viacom, saying it was “antithetical to basic democratic values.”  He made it clear, however, that his opposition would cease if Viacom were to sell its UPN network to either of his longtime friends, Chester Davenport or Percy Sutton. In early 1999, CBS and Viacom pledged to give $1 million to Jackson’s Citizenship Education Fund (CEF), at which point Jackson’s opposition to the merger dissipated.
  • In December 1998, Jackson threatened to block the GTE-Bell Atlantic merger unless the two parties made guarantees regarding their commitment to minority hiring and contracting. Over the ensuing four months, GTE and Bell pledged $1.5 million to CEF and gave Chester Davenport a 7% stake of their new cellular business. In May 1999, Jackson approved the merger, which resulted in the formation of Verizon.
  • In December 1998, Jackson opposed a merger between AT&T and TCI, citing the latter’s “questionable record and … poor level of public service.” But in January 1999, AT&T pledged $425,000 to Jackson’s CEF and sent its chairman to one of Jackson’s conferences, where he (the chairman) promised to hire a minority-owned firm to handle its bond offering. The firm that was eventually selected for this contract, Blaylock & Partners, had close ties to Jackson.
  • According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Jackson also blocked the [1999] SBC-Ameritech merger until Ameritech agreed to sell part of its cellular phone business to a minority owner, who turned out to be [Jackson’s friend Chester] Davenport.” (Davenport had no previous telecommunications experience.) “The price you pay for our support,” said Jackson, “is to include us.” Davenport later hired Jackson’s son Jonathan (who also served as president of CEF) as a consultant.
  • In 2001 Jackson called for a consumer boycott of the Toyota Motor Company, in retribution for what he characterized as the company’s “offensive” marketing materials. The object of Jackson’s disdain was a promotional postcard, distributed by the automaker mostly in nightclubs and coffee houses, that showed a smiling black man with the likeness of a gold Toyota sport-utility vehicle adorning one of his teeth. According to Jackson, this “example of extreme stereotypes” had caused “widespread outrage and indignation among African Americans.” “The only thing missing,” said Jackson at a Chicago news conference, “is the watermelon.” The dispute was resolved when Toyota promised to spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year to train and hire more nonwhite minorities, to purchase more goods and services from minority companies, and to earmark more of its advertising dollars for minority-owned advertisers.
  • In the summer of 2008, Jackson and his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition demanded that the oil giant British Petroleum (BP) increase the involvement of nonwhite minorities in its business practices. Jackson did this in spite of the fact that BP had already paid $10,000 to be a “Bronze Sponsor” of the Rainbow/PUSH’s 35th annual conference in Chicago. Peter Flaherty, founder and president of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), stated: “It is pretty obvious what is going on here. BP sponsors Jesse Jackson’s conference at the $10,000 level, but the company is certainly capable of a lot more. No doubt, Jackson seeks to upgrade them to the $150,000 ‘Platinum Sponsor’ level for next year.” Added Flaherty: “Nobody likes being called a racist for obvious reasons, but instead of these corporations defending themselves and standing up for themselves, they basically just want to buy off the enemy.”

Commenting on arrangements like these, one corporate executive (speaking on condition of anonymity) said: “It seemed like a shakedown to me. They [Jackson and his organizations] had lists of people they wanted us to do business with, lists of things they wanted us to do, donations and things like that.”

While the Taylor family has donated millions, they are one of the richest families in Missouri, and can give more to make some bad media attention go away.  The “donation” would then be used to finance other protests and infrastructure for MORE’s leftist agenda.

Remember…

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Don’t believe for a second this is about anything more than shaking the money tree to see what falls out.

June 30th, 2015|Categories: The Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

The Show-Me Report: June 30, 2015

The Eagle: Gay rights push continues after ruling

St. Joseph Post: Missouri to spell out which eating disorders must be covered

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis County announces ‘Office of Strategy and Innovation’

St. Louis Public Radio: On the trail: Minimum wage split puts new focus on Slay-Stenger relationship

Missouri Business Alert: Health care law faces more certain future, but Missouri resistance remains

Kansas City Business Journal: Alderman stalls St. Louis minimum-wage proposal

The Missouri Times: Final TWMP of season talks minimum wage, Uber and much more

The Missouri Times: AG Koster’s releases statement regarding Missouri’s victory in US Supreme Court decision Michigan v. EPA

The Missouri Times: What’s next for Medicaid expansion?

The Missouri Times: SCOTUS rulings on lethal injection, EPA have Missouri impact

Post-Dispatch: Congressman asks Slay to remove Confederate memorial from Forest Park

St. Joseph Post: Missouri city inundated by high-grade marijuana from Colorado

News-Tribune: Springfield inundated by high-grade pot from Colo.

Post-Dispatch: Football tax revenues don’t cover existing debt on Jones Dome, says city budget director

The Missouri Times: Missouri legislators continue autism successes with bill signature

The Show-Me Report: And the Top State Is . . .

The Eagle: Supreme Court ruling could hurry appeals to executions in MO

MPNS: VIDEO: Sen. Blunt Reiterates Calls For Stopping U.S.-Iran Negotiations Until U.S. Hostages Are Released

MPNS: KTRS Video: GOP Activist Chris Arps Responds To Clinton’s Visit to St. Louis

Post-Dispatch: Interstate 70 is ‘falling apart,’ says transportation commission chair

The Turner Report: Why Gov. Nixon vetoed HB 42

The Eagle: Counties plan for same-sex marriage licenses

Missourinet: 30 Missouri counties still not issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples

Post-Dispatch: Justice Department faults Ferguson protest response

Fox 2: Ferguson Commission looking at having state attorney general act as special prosecutor in police fatal shootings or injury

News-Tribune: Nixon OKs savings accounts for Missourians with disabilities

The Missouri Times: Koster sues EPA over new “waters” rule

News-Tribune: Missourians generally applaud EPA ruling

Post-Dispatch: School superintendent pay continues to rise

Missourinet: Mystery items in Missouri State Capitol time capsule (VIDEOS, GALLERY)

Missourinet: Chief Justice: executions don’t reflect on her term, Missouri high court’s ideology

The Eagle: Boone County Commission will meet to debate “Jesus Fish”

KBIA: Nixon OKs Savings Accounts for Missourians With Disabilities

KBIA: U.S. Supreme Court case upholding Oklahoma’s execution protocol could impact Missouri’s cases

Post-Dispatch: O’Fallon contractor wants to challenge city labor agreement as too pro-union

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The Show-Me Report: June 29, 2015

Post-Dispatch: Police respond to reported suicide attempt by Missouri House member

Missouri Business Alert: Health care ruling draws divergent responses from Missouri groups

Fox 2: Missouri moves swiftly to begin same-sex marriages

Missourinet: Missouri counties issuing same-sex marriage licenses

News-Tribune: Show-Me State political reactions varied to same-sex marriage ruling

Missourinet: Next goal for Missouri LGBT community is a nondiscrimination act

Rep. Jason Smith: Congressman Smith Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Case King v. Burwell

Rep. Jason Smith: Congressman Smith Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Case Obergefell v. Hodges

The Turner Report: Hartzler: Obamacare decision undermines our Constitution

The Turner Report: Billy Long: I will continue to fight out-of-touch EPA regulations

Show-Me Daily: Minimum Wage Hike on Ice?

The Missouri Times: STL minimum wage hike hits a wall

Ozark Area Network: $15 minimum wage in St. Louis hits roadblock

Post-Dispatch: Missouri takes districts for a bumpy ride when it comes to bus funds

Show-Me Daily: Nixon Vetoes Transfer Bill . . . Again

KSHB: Gov. Jay Nixon vetoes Missouri student bill

The Rolla Daily News: Effort to recall Ferguson mayor falls short

Sen. Ron Richards: Majority Floor Leader Says Efforts On Student Transfer Bill Won’t Go To Waste

Sen. Ron Richards: Senate Leaders Comment on Supreme Court Decision on State Marriage Bans

KPLR: Missouri Gov. Nixon tours flooded towns along the Mississippi

Fox 2: Hancock & Kelley: Supreme Court rulings, Hillary Clinton’s visit, and the Rams stadium lawsuit

Post-Dispatch: Former Kirkwood legislator praises changes in insurance requirements for eating disorders

Missourinet: Missouri Senator McCaskill touts value of older Americans in workforce

June 29th, 2015|Categories: The Blog, The Show-Me Report|Tags: |0 Comments

Presenting Episode #1 of “The Duane Lester Show” – Interviews with Amy Miller, Andrew Langer and Ryan Johnson (Audio)

I haven’t podcasted in years.

It’s something I really enjoy and recently made the decision to start doing again.

This is the first time I’ve called a podcast, “The Duane Lester Show.” Feels kind of arrogant, but I think it’s better than trying to come up with a clever show title like, “The Field Guide to American Politics,” or “All American Radio.”

So, in this first episode, I talk with Amy Miller, a lawyer and blogger at Legal Insurrection, and Andrew Langer of the Institute for Liberty about TPP and TPA. Turns out, the fears about these things are being stirred up by a professional leftist masquerading as a conservative. Find out why in the first part of the show.

The second half is all Ryan Johnson, President of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom. We talk about the 2015 scorecards, what they graded and who did well.

Hope you enjoy it:

June 26th, 2015|Categories: The Blog|Tags: |1 Comment

The Show-Me Report: June 26, 2015

Unedited Politics: Top Clinton Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”

Post-Dispatch: Mayor tweets support for UberX drivers to undergo same checks as cab drivers

Show-Me Daily: Taxicab Commission: Ridesharing a Want, Not a Need in Saint Louis

St. Joseph Post: Missouri Republicans and Democrats respond to Supreme Court ruling on federal health care law

Post-Dispatch: After succession of interim leaders, St. Louis VA may be getting permanent director

Show-Me Daily: The Risks of the New Convention Hotel

Post-Dispatch: Mo. lawmaker among top recipients of donations from payday, short-term lenders

Media Equalizer: Democratic senator TRASHES Bernie Sanders

The Missouri Times: Justus, McManus win big in KC

The Missouri Times: State Rep. Steve Lynch Praises Governor’s Decision to Sign Office of Military Advocate Bill

20 Pounds of Headlines: Nixon Expected to Veto School Transfer Bill Friday

The Rolla Daily News: Ferguson mayor facing another recall push

Post-Dispatch: Downtown STL mulls tax district to improve infrastructure

Missourinet: Gov. Nixon speaks against EPA proposal to lower ethanol mandate

The Turner Report: Missouri receives three-year waiver from No Child Left Behind

News-Tribune: Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force

Watchdog: Union organizing machine targets St. Louis, Kansas City

The Eagle: McCaskill supports Obama trade authority

KBIA: Missouri Lawmakers: Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

June 26th, 2015|Categories: The Blog, The Show-Me Report|Tags: |0 Comments

So, I Kind Of Lost My Calm on WTAD’s The Morning Meeting Today (Audio)

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They caught me while the hackles were already up on the back of my neck:

June 25th, 2015|Categories: The Blog|Tags: |3 Comments

The Show-Me Report: June 25, 2015

20 Pounds of Headlines: FBI May Be Investigating Lobbyst With Ties to Former House Speaker

Fox 2: Ferguson Commission seeks municipal court reforms

The Missouri Times: Missouri receives NCLB waiver

The Missouri Times: Medicaid enrollment increases, expansion debate continues

Fox 2: Missouri inmate loses appeal in lawsuit over Ramadan observance

The Missouri Times: What’s Catherine Hanaway up to?

KBIA: Missouri State Budget Director Luebbering Set to Retire

Post-Dispatch: Getting basic data on former aide’s employment with Nixon is slow process

St. Joseph Post: EPA to hear testimony from hundreds on renewable fuels plan

The Turner Report: Blunt criticizes Iran nuclear negotiations

Ozark Area Network: ‘Black Lives Matter’ spray-painted on Confederate memorial

Post-Dispatch: Confederate memorial in St. Louis vandalized, its future now entangled in national debate over battle flag

Missourinet: Plans halted for Civil War mural in St. Joseph, Missouri

The Turner Report: Billy Long: Why I support the Ratepayer Protection Act

The Rolla Daily News: Governor signs bill to up money for Missouri crime victims

The Rolla Daily News: Missouri state budget director Luebbering set to retire

Post-Dispatch: Stadium task force started work a year ago, quietly

Connect Mid-Missouri: Hartzler applauds deployments to eastern Europe

Fox 2: Missouri County officials: FBI questions consulting contract

Post-Dispatch: Army Corps finds ‘low-level’ radioactive contamination in two parks along Coldwater Creek

Kansas City Star: New ad backing right-to-work law airs in Missouri

Southeast Missourian: Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

Missourinet: Missouri governor: decision on student transfer bill in ‘days, not weeks’

Missourinet: Missouri Governor signs bill increasing crime victims’ compensation

News-Tribune: Satanic group’s suit: State abortion law violates beliefs

News-Tribune: Blunt, McCaskill still working for federal transportation funds

KSHB: EPA debates ethanol requirements in KCK Thursday

The Eagle: Blunt wants more time for trains

The Eagle: Local group wants legal marijuana

June 25th, 2015|Categories: The Blog, The Show-Me Report|Tags: |0 Comments

The Show-Me Report: June 24, 2015

Post-Dispatch: 22 school districts offer help to Normandy and Riverview Gardens schools

Show-Me Daily: Maintaining the Education Status Quo

Show-Me Daily: Missouri is 35th. Yay!?

Post-Dispatch: Effort to oust Ferguson Mayor Knowles gathers more signatures

Ozark Area Network: Ferguson mayor facing another recall push

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson OKs budget that sharply cuts projected fine revenue

Missouri Business Alert: Taxi commission to consider Uber’s future in St. Louis

Post-Dispatch: Debate on background checks, drug-testing for UberX drivers unfolds at taxi commission meeting

The Missouri Times: MTC, Uber creeping closer to compromise

St. Louis Business Journal: Uber looks for more compromise from taxi commission

Twitter: Want to complain to the Metro Taxi Commission about ride sharing? They are only accepting paper copy complaints.

Post-Dispatch: Muslim cab driver can wear religious dress, St. Louis judge rules

The Missouri Times: Attorney General Koster releases Resource Guide on Identity Theft

The Turner Report: Graves: Obamacare is a job killer

The Missouri Times: Ashcroft attacks Clinton ahead of visit

Post-Dispatch: Clay endorses Hillary Clinton for President

KPLR: Clinton: Removing the Confederate flag is important, but not the solution

News-Tribune: Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US

Post-Dispatch: Hillary Clinton visits church near Ferguson unrest amidst renewed debate over race relations

Kansas City Star: Sly James coasts to victory as KC mayor in near record low voter turnout

Midtown KC Post: Midtown has new city council representatives

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis aldermen hear more testimony about proposed minimum wage hike

Post-Dispatch: Satan worshippers sue Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Attorney General Chris Koster over abortion law

Show-Me Daily: Positive Train Control Creates Doubts for Amtrak in Missouri

The Missouri Times: Nixon signs tip tax bill

Show-Me Daily: Employers Need Help-And They’ll Pay Too

20 Pounds of Headlines: Border War Cease Fire?

KSHB: Mo. state rep denies saluting Confederate flag

Kansas City Star: FBI asking about a Jackson County contract with consultant with ties to former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl

Kansas City Star: Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is criticized for vote to end debate on fast-track trade bill

Post-Dispatch: Police should be required to wear body cameras, Ferguson group says

News-Tribune: Russell reflects on 2 years as Missouri chief justice

June 24th, 2015|Categories: The Blog, The Show-Me Report|Tags: |0 Comments

Former ACORN Organizers Using Soros Money to Target CEOs in St. Louis Area

Billionaire investor Soros speaks at a forum during the annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington

Last year, money donated from socialist billionaire philanthropist George Soros was used to organize and pay the protesters in Ferguson by a group called Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. You probably know them by their previous name: ACORN.

Now, those same people are targeting CEOs in St. Louis. From their email:

The St. Louis 1% — the power behind the police — have prevented structural change and continue extracting resources from the region. They are corporate executives, wealthy lawyers, heads of cultural institutions, and real estate developers — just to name a few.

Next week, we are launching a website called www.PowerBehindThePolice.com and unveiling the personal relationships and influence of 7 top CEOs of the region. Throughout the summer, we’ll be adding to the website and “outing” more of the the St. Louis 1% and their webs of power. From June 29th to July 3rd in the lead up to the Veiled Prophet’s Fair St. Louis July 4th celebration, we will holding a week of action to #UnveilTheProfit and hold these 7 CEOs accountable.

Apparently they have chosen seven rich people in the St. Louis area to make examples of.

Why?

Remember the words of a leftist during the 1960s:

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These people are radicals, and by “radicals,” I mean communists. They don’t want to blame government, because they want to be government. Just a different, more utopian, fairy tale style government.

And the only way they can get it is by getting the people all riled up into a frenzy so that they throw out the current ruling class. That’s why they chose these seven targets. They represent the oppressors, even though they may have nothing to do with the current administration or heck, they might even agree that there needs to be change.

That’s irrelevant. They need to be turned into symbols and those symbols used as a wedge to keep people divided. You might think I’m going fully McCarthy, but this isn’t my plan. It’s how they work. Here they are in their own words:

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Change is coming anyway. We cannot abide an ever-greater share of the nation’s income and wealth going to the top while median household incomes continue too drop, one out of five of our children living in dire poverty, and big money taking over our democracy.

At some point, working people, students, and the broad public will have had enough. They will reclaim our economy and our democracy. This has been the central lesson of American history.

Reform is less risky than revolution, but the longer we wait the more likely it will be the latter.

That was written by the former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He’s one of the more tempered voices on the far left.

Imagine what the unhinged radicals are saying in their safe spaces.

I’d wager “Off the pigs” is uttered more than once.

Wait, I win:

The day before the December 13th, Millions March, a nationwide protest concerned with racial justice and policing, TMOC began planning a march within the march using “Turn up the anger” as their rallying cry. The hashtag also served another purpose.

As the #turnuptheanger contingent got moving, they started with calls to “off the pigs.” Then a tweet records that “black bloc”—a name anarchists often use for themselves—“smashed up a cop car with a cop in it, forced to abandoned car.” That tweet came from Shay Horse, whose bio lists him as an independent photojournalist with ties to Occupy Wall Street.

You know who else has ties to the Occupy movement?

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment:

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It’s not that surprising. They all share a collective brain, after all. They are all part of the capitalism is bad, kill the cops, revolution now movement.

This is what is being funded in Missouri by billionaires like George Soros. That’s just the reality of it.

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: The Blog|Tags: |0 Comments