ACORN AIG Protest FAIL

While the tea parties, (which are popping up all over the country, drawing hundreds and even thousands of people every week), are attracting scarce attention from the media, a motley troupe of 40 ACORN malcontents that go by the name of the Connecticut Working Families Party attracted dozens of reporters from around the world for their protest of AIG working family homes, today:

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The reporters outnumbered the protesters.

I’ve been to three tea parties so far, all of which were considerably larger than this sad little  exercise in class envy. Only the last one was covered by anyone in the MSM; one lone reporter from the local Fox affiliate.

But the AIG bonuses are apparently what the media insists we  be outraged about, not the insane spending spree Obama and the Dems in Congress have been on. I could have worked up a little indignation over the bonuses, myself,  but all of the maudlin emoting that came out of Congress, and the White House over them, knocked it right out of me.

Not so with CT Working Families Party.

Oh brother, here come the sob stories:

“We think $165 million could be used in a more appropriate way to keep people in their homes, create more jobs and health care,” said Emeline Bravo-Blackport, a gardener.

She marveled at AIG executive James Haas’ colonial house, which has stunning views of a golf course and the Long Island Sound. The Fairfield house is “another part of the world” from her life in nearby Bridgeport, which flirted with bankruptcy in the 1990s and still struggles with foreclosures and unemployment.”

“Lord, I wonder what it’s like to live in a house that size,” she said.

Another protester, Claire Jeffery, of Bloomfield, said she’s on the verge of foreclosure. She works as a housekeeper; her husband, a truck driver, can’t find work.

I’m not sure how protesting the AIG executives’ homes is going to help with any of that. They could be, you know… working.

Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fool.

UPDATE:

Verrrry interesting: More about the protest/”protesters”, here.

UPDATE II:

Via Instapundit:

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Orlando Tea Party Draws 3000 UPDATE:Or More

Sixty days into the new era of hope and change, receding oceans, and skittle-shitting unicorns:

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CF News 13:

Protesters said *they felt the multi-billion dollar stimulus package will not do enough to help stimulate the economy, and that the bill was rushed through before most lawmakers even had the chance to read it.

A media release announcing the event said the rally’s aim was to show politicians that they were tired of bailouts and “wasteful Washington spending.”

Police said there were no problems at the rally.

Of course not…these are law abiding,  conservative people.

Rassmussen has bad news for Obama:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 36% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4 (see trends).

This puts Obama below where the much reviled President Bush was at this time in his Presidency. But at least our overseas allies are still on board with the Obama Express, right?

Maybe Obama’s brown shirted canvassers ( do not alert Godwin….click on link if you don’t believe me) should start hitting these tea parties to inform the ignorant masses about dear leader’s “bold plan to strengthen the American economy”.  Because from the looks of it, people are dubious. In fact, I think it’s safe to say, people are calling b.s. on Dear Leader in increasing numbers.

In the meantime, His Highness can go on 60 Minutes, (sans teleprompter) and beclown himself.

*Someone was clearly either misinterpreting what they were hearing, or was consciously trying to slant the reporting. Nobody and I do mean nobody who goes to these tea parties would say that the freakin’ stimulus was “not enough”.

UPDATE:

Here’s a great gallery of pix from the Orlando tea party, via Instapundit.

UPDATE II:

Shelly from Floridians Unite says the crowd at the Orlando tea party was more like 5,000-6,000, according to the city and police on site.

UPDATE III:

More Pictures here and here.

See Michelle Malkin for more on all of this Saturday’s tea parties.

All via Instapundit, who’s been a tea-party-coverin’ fool since they started about a month ago.  Kudos to him for giving them the attention they should be getting from the MSM.

Are You Ready To Pledge Your Loyalty To Lord Obama?

You may be asked to this weekend:

Jeez…did you notice? They’re even wearing brown shirts!

If  one of these folks confronts me this weekend…I’m going to politely ask him how in the @3$#@!1!! – &^$%  Obama expects to pay for all of these “bold plans”.

A printout of this post by Gateway Pundit might ward them off, too.

Thanks to the indispensable Naked Emperor News.

UPDATE:

Heh. A commenter at SondraK’s came up with his own pledge drive to offer the moonbats canvassers.

UPDATE II:

IOWNTHEWORLD says They’re Coming!

A Version Of Obama’s Civilian Service Corps Approved By House

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Is the media through giving Obama a free pass? It sure looks like it. That’s good, because there’s stuff coming down the pike that needs to be investigated, and closely scrutinized, and fast.

It’s time someone in the MSM took a good look at Obama’s plans for a volunteer/mandatory Civilian Corps; a version of which was just approved in the US House of Representatives.

WND reports:

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new “volunteer corps” and consider whether “a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people” should be developed.

The legislation also refers to uniforms” that would be worn by the “volunteers” and the “need” for a “public service academy”, a 4-year institution” to “focus on training” future “public sector leaders.” The training, apparently, would occur at “campuses.”

Instead of camps?

The vote yesterday came on H.R. 1388, which reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps.

It not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes “new programs and studies” and is expected to be funded with an allocation of $6 billion over the next five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Many, however, are raising concerns that the program, which is intended to include 250,000 “volunteers,” is the beginning of what President Obama called his “National Civilian Security Force” in a a speech last year in which he urged creating an organization as big and well-funded as the U.S. military. He has declined since then to elaborate.

Canada Free Press reports:

The Give Act puts the finishing touches to Public Allies New Leadership for New Times, modeled after Saul Alinsky’s “Peoples Organizations” and operating under Michelle Obama with an alleged operating budget of more than $75-million a year.  According to a Fact Sheet About Public Allies, “President Obama was a member of the founding advisory board of the non-profit organization.

Michelle Obama was the founding Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago from Spring, 1993 until Fall 1996 (italics CFP’s).  She served on Public Allies national board of directors from 1997 until 2002. Obama was no longer on the board when Michelle was hired.

Michelle was also a pioneer in the social entrepreneur movement–leaders who create new approaches and organize to provide new solutions to social problems.

Like most things Saul Alinsky, H.R. 1388 sounds noble in stating why wide-sweeping change is necessary.  “The Give Act” aims to “leverage investments to increase State, local, business and philanthropic resources to address national and local challenges.”

Comprehensive in its power, H.R. 1388 goes straight to the heart of volunteerism in America, impacting everything from the lemonade stands of neighbourhood children, to the residents of senior citizens homes.

So far, the only media to have taken an interest in these disturbing plans have been right wing blogs. First, our ears perked up when we heard Michelle Obama speak these weirdly authoritarian words:

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual – uninvolved, uninformed.”

Then, last summer at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Obama took the occasion to introduce his plan to implement a “National Civilian Security Force”, in which he described an organization “as big and well-funded as the U.S. military”.

Media outlets were so perturbed by Obama’s bizarre words,  they airbrushed them out of the  published transcripts of the speech.

And then, right after he was elected, he raised eyebrows again with this audacious change.gov “Office of the President Elect” website post:

Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve america, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school, and 100 hours of community service in collge every year.

See? There’s that word, “require”, again, which was eventually scrubbed from the site when an internet uproar ensued.

And who can forget Rahm Emanuel’s words from his 2006 tome, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, which we didn’t hear about until after the election:

It’s time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service.

How about not?

Now that a form of this plan has been passed by the House, could we possibly get someone in the media to please take an interest? I suspect most Americans would be creeped out by this. But they have to know about it, first.

MORE:

Republicans Awol On Obamas Expanded Americorps

Obama Organizing For America Volunteer: We Will “Have An Army”

UPDATE:

It’s Ba-ack: Obama’s Mandatory Civic Service Act