The talk was a panel discussion entitled ‘The Transformation of Poverty Governance’ and revolved around how America is handling it’s welfare state.
According to The University of Pennsylvania Professor Philippe Bourgois:
With more students receiving "A"s than ever, are our kids getting smarter, or, is this grade inflation?
Seven Nation Army
A follow-up, but at least he did apologize.
We’ve already covered the fact that Frances Fox Piven spoke at Messiah College — a Christian, higher education facility. Now, what we haven’t delved into is exactly what the radical academic had to say.
Sure, we told you that Piven admitted that the “tea party is an authentic movement,” a curious comment to say the least. But many of the news reports that recapped the event left out her more devilish commentary (which, as is usually the case, was in the details).
In addressing the successful right-leaning conservative movement, Piven seemed to allude a to her belief that the Tea Party is motivated by racism. Below, see her begin to dive into this mantra (which has become commonplace for many people on the left). In fact, she even says that the Tea Party doesn’t “like the idea of a black president.”
You’ll hear a man in the audience respond to her charges, saying, “as long as he follows the constitution we don’t care what color he is” (referring to President Barack Obama). Hear her comment and the man’s response.
And when it comes to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, Piven seems to think that the successful businessman may merely be a tool to help shield the racism that she thinks is espoused by many of those who oppose Obama.
MRC.tv’s Stephen Gutowski describes the odd compliment that Piven gave to the Tea Party later on in the speech (i.e. “authentic movement”).
When pressed by a student, as you can see at the end of that video, Piven back tracks and says that she doesn’t believe the entire Tea Party is racist or that race is their only motivation. That reversal in tone from earlier in her speech took an even sharper turn at the end of the night. So much so that she ended her remarks with a compliment for the Tea Party.
Part 1 of 2 ( before the march) Part 2 of the March is here:
Post with pictures here
Noon.October 11, 2011. 59th St and 5th Ave, A Marxist Lead March up 5th Avenues to the homes of the wealthy. The belligerents held banners and signs that represented ACORN, The Workers Party, Teamsters Unions, CUNY and the Socialist Party .
BTW- there is brief nudity by one participant from 4:14 to 4:32 (if you want to skip past this)
This was a protest a against Financial Seems only the Repubs are being accused of being greedy. Democrats Billionaires are the Good-Guys so they were not included. Decided to ask 4 different reporters (from MSM Networks) if they were aware of who had been left off this list. Alternately they played dumb or insisted that Murdoch was on the list and therefore my claim was incorrect. And a network cameraman informed me it was okay for Bloomberg to be left of the list, because this was for the VERY rich... (?)
This march means more overtime for the police and obviously there had to be less police in their neighborhood precincts as there was a large contingent that had to walk the marchers from 59th to 95th street. Before the march, there was lots of MSM media eagerly interviewing the 'average' folk who came out for this rally. The unwashed mob from Zuccotti seems to be missing in the UES march.
Part 2 will be a bit of the march. Never expected much to happen at the homes of these 'greedy' Billionaires, so after Murdoch's residences, I left...
The blog Political Math (via Hot Air) constructed an easy-to-follow infographic that spells out all the ways Mr. Nutting is wrong.
What is your reaction to American's knowledge of religious freedom, as opposed to American Idol?
Continue the discussion at http://www.facebook.com/economicfreedom.
With unemployment still above 9 percent, Americans are searching for answers that will lead to quality, lasting jobs. Past failures of jobs programs show that addressing the symptom instead of the disease has yet to lead to real job growth. Instead of talking about jobs programs, what needs to be discussed is how to provide the right environment for growth: economic freedom.
How has the United States gotten to be one of the most prominent countries in the world? In addition to our civil liberties, Americans have always enjoyed economic freedom — it’s this freedom which has made us the richest, most advanced society on the planet.
Yet America’s economic freedom is actually on the decline these days. And as our international competitors learn and embrace American-style economic freedom, they are quickly passing us by. So how valuable is economic freedom? Let’s have a look:
This is Part II in an ongoing series from EconomicFreedom.org. In case you missed Part I — a video on economic freedom’s impact on quality of life — you can find it after the jump.
Is global warming true? How do you know?
What positive and negative aspects do you anticipate as Egyptians vote?
Eric Trager of the Washington Institute
Reid didn’t directly address the need for the tax cuts, but ripped Republicans for refusing to consider a deficit-cutting plan that would increase taxes in addition to further slashing spending.“Unfortunately, it appears the that the Republicans’ blind adherence to Tea Party extremism is making it impossible to reach this sort of balanced agreement before the election,” Reid wrote.
What is your reaction to the Catholic groups suing the Obama Administration over the issue of religious liberty?
Is the Unabomber a prophet and savior? Why or why not?
What is your reaction to this 16 year old blogger?
She is now banned from YouTube for violating "community standards."
Newt Gingrich is asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement at the Bloomberg debate in New Hampshire:
New Gingrich: "If they want to change things, the first thing to do is fire Bernanke, who is a disaster as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The second person to fire is Geithner. The fact is, in both the Bush and the Obama administrations the fix has been in. And I think it's perfectly reasonable to be angry. But let's be clear about who put the fix in. The fix was put in by the federal government. If you want to put people in jail, I want to second what Michele said, you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. And let's look at the politicians who created the environment, the politicians who profited from the environment and the politicians who put this country in trouble."
Charlie Rose, moderator: "Clearly, you're not saying they should go to jail?"
Gingrich: "Well, in Chris Dodd's case, go back to look at the Countryside deals. In Barney Frank's case, go back and look at the lobbyist who was close to Freddie Mac. All I'm saying is, everybody in the media who wants to go after the business community ought to start by going after the politicians who were at the heart of the sickness which is weakening this country and ought to start with Bernanke, who still has not been exposed for the hundreds of billions of dollars."
"I want to repeat this, Bernanke has in secret has spent hundreds of billions of dollars bailing out one group and not bailing another group. I don't see how anybody in the news media demanding the kind of transparency of the Fed that you would demand of every other aspect of the federal government. And I think it is corrupt and wrong for one man to have that kind of secret power."
Should the State define what is Catholic, and, Catholic practices? Why or why not?
Since the story broke yesterday, the teacher has been suspended with pay.
Should high school students in Social Studies classes be taught that you will go to jail if you insult Obama? Was the student correct to challenge the teacher? Why or why not?
"We know that keeping the moral high-ground is key. Once we lose the moral high-ground we are no different from the rest, of the non-Muslims; from the rest of those human beings who live their lives as animals, bending any rule to fulfil any desire."
"Ayatollah Khameinei has issued a fatwa saying the stockpiling, the production, the use of nuclear weapons us forbidden under Islam. Spot on. Islamic Republic of Iran. The fatwa of the Supreme Leader."
Hasan can be heard describing disbelief in Islam as an “infirmity” or mental illness.
In Islam, to believe is to know. To disbelieve is not to know. That is what it fundamentally comes down to; it [to disbelieve] is to remain ignorant; to cover up knowledge. After all, what is kaffar? Kaffar comes from the root word which means to cover up, to conceal. The kaffar is the one who covers up that knowledge which is clear. The French orientalist scholar Lamens [?], he once wrote that the Quran is not far from considering unbelief, disbelief as an infirmity, as an illness, as a disease of the human mind. Subhanallah. Non-Muslims point this out to us.
Are girls really boys, or vice versa, when at two years old they tell their parents they have a gender identity disorder?
The relationship means the People's Bank of China buys U.S. debt using a different method than any other central bank in the world.
the U.S. Treasury Department has given the People's Bank of China a direct computer link to its auction system, which the Chinese first used to buy two-year notes in late June 2011.
Online Armor lets you view your firewall status.
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A tax on toilet paper; I kid you not. According to the sponsor, "the Water Protection and Reinvestment Act will be financed broadly by small fees on such things as . . . products disposed of in waste water." Congress wants to tax what you do in the privacy of your bathroom.