9.12 March On Washington, D.C. Videos (Look At All Those AstroTurfers!)

I was wandering around this morning looking for the Hank Paulson video that MarketTicker was referring to and came across some absolute gems about the upcoming MARCH ON WASHINGTON, DC.    If you are a patriot and want to be part of the 2nd American Revolution to return America to Constitutional government, get your butts off the couch and get to Washington on 9.12.09. Go here for more information. As The Dame says, “If The Monster can make it from Hawaii, you can too!”   (Many mahalos readers for making this trip possible!)

San Antonio:

We Are Coming:

Don’t Mess With Texas:

South Florida Tea Party:

Thomas Paine, April, 2009:

Thomas Paine, August, 2009:

The Dame, Dissent, And JB Williams Tonight

Remember fellow patriot DissentFromDayOne’s video, “It Ain’t (America) No More” which has gone completely viral from Breitbart to WND?

Remember patriot JB Williams?

Knowing it and Stopping it are Two Different Things – Obama’s Assault on America

Based upon the thousands of American citizens taking to the streets at Tea Parties and Town Hall’s across the country, in protest to the outright theft of their nation by far left extremists now in control of all three branches of the Fed, I’d say it’s safe to assume that the American people are finally awake…

But knowing what’s going on and stopping it are two very different things. Being willing to act and being committed to winning at any cost are also two very different things.

American citizens are finally awake and they are beginning to take action against the greatest threat to American freedom and liberty ever known to American citizens. But are they as committed to winning, to stopping the destruction of their

country, as Obamanation is to completing their assault on all things American?

As the old saying goes, it’s not always the size of the man in the fight that determines the outcome of the fight. Often, it is the size of the fight in the man…

Well, our new rising star, The Dame, is interviewing both of these patriots tonight on “The Dame Truth” on Blogtalk Radio at 8pm easternDo not miss it, as it looks to be one of those blockbuster interviews that only The Dame and JB can put forward, (AND you will hear the very humble Dissent who has been completely floored with the almost 279,000 views of his little vid.)  Make sure to wave to all the “guests” in the room…

Car Dealer Steps Up With Billboard Space

Car Dealer Steps Up With Billboard Space

Quite a few more Americans are about to get the message, “Where’s The Birth Certificate?”

Multi-state car dealer plans birth-certificate billboards

Huge signs by interstate will be seen by 300,000 per day in Denver alone

A top-rated talk radio host in Denver, Colo., has received some good news about his hopes to erect “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” billboards

in front of hundreds of thousands of drivers a day when a local businessman heard his radio show and agreed to donate the sign space.

Now, WND has learned, that businessman is planning on donating signage in multiple states to get the message out that Barack Obama has yet to prove his constitutional eligibility to serve as president.

As WND reported, Peter Boyles, who hosts the top-rated morning program on Denver’s KHOW-AM, has been fascinated with the president’s refusal to release his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate to verify his qualification to serve as commander in chief and has dedicated many hours of his program in recent weeks to discussion of all sides of the eligibility issue, much of which has been based on WorldNetDaily’s extensive coverage.

Earlier this week, Boyles announced he would seek approval to post billboards in the Denver area questioning Obama’s proof of eligibility.

Friday morning, Boyles celebrated that one of the hurdles in his plan has been cleared: used car lot owner Phil Wolf has agreed to donate the space on his business’ two, massive signs fronting Interstate Highway 70, a location estimated to be seen by over 300,000 drivers per day.

“It’s a very cool moment,” Boyles said on the air. “It’ll rock ‘n’ roll when this happens. … Maybe other radio talk-show hosts will do the same and see what their audiences do.”

And in an exclusive interview, Wolf – who owns dealerships in two other Rocky Mountain states – told WND that he doesn’t plan on stopping with Denver.

“I have car dealerships in Montana and Wyoming also,” Wolf said, “and I plan on putting up the signs everywhere.”

Wolf told WND he had been reading about and talking to others about Obama’s eligibility, wondering how he might use the two large signs at Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales in Wheat Ridge, a western suburb of Denver, to make a difference.

“We were talking about using our signs to become politically proactive, and I heard Peter Boyles on the radio. It just made sense,” Wolf said. “One thing led to another and I got a hold of Pete.

“I told Peter I’d be willing to donate my signs for the message,” he said. “I think [Obama’s eligibility] is an important enough issue to get past what we do daily to look to the bigger picture.”

Now, I’m ready for every other record of Obama’s to be released by court order and the usurper being dragged from the White House in cuffs for numerous violations of American Law and Constitutionality.  We are still looking for a honest, and brave judge to step up…

Houston, We Have A Problem: Let’s Start With Tides

Houston, We Have A Problem: Let’s Start With Tides

On July 28, 2009, I put up a post titled “The Apollo Alliance” that had just been spoken about on Glenn Beck.  In the comments section, this little note was left:

Glenn Beck’s recent representation of the Apollo Alliance was filled with distortions and convenient omissions. To set the record straight, Beck failed to note that business leaders across the country support Apollo’s efforts to promote bipartisan policies that will lead to domestic job creation and the revival of our struggling manufacturing sector. Our goal is to put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs so that our country and our citizens can prosper again.

The clean energy economy is here. The misguided, pessimistic rhetoric coming from those who would rather let our economy fail than be proven wrong is a dangerous impediment to American progress. We need to keep moving forward, embrace new ideas, rebuild the country’s middle class, and finally break our addiction to dirty fossil fuels. For more information about the Apollo Alliance, visit our Website at apolloalliance.org
–Jenna Scatena, Apollo Alliance

I, of course, had to reply to the above comment with this:

Wow Jenna – thanks for stopping by and dropping free koolaid for everybody – unfortunately for you – we are not partaking.

“The misguided, pessimistic rhetoric coming from those who would rather let our economy fail than be proven wrong is a dangerous impediment to American progress.”

Are you freakin’ kidding me? Let the economy fail instead of being proven wrong? Rest assured that simple economics negates everything that this administration and the LAST administration has done.

As for your Apollo Alliance, rest assured I will start digging on what Glenn spoke about and we will see exactly what I find – and I am pretty sure you won’t like it – but my readers know I am fair and I report all the pieces of the puzzle.

Hopefully the 1/2 of the country that wants a free ride will wake up soon and realize that there is no free lunch.

As for the rest of my readers – can you believe the people that come here and just assume we are non-thinking, non-reading, msm slurping twits?

As good as my word, I have started digging and have been finding some rather interesting facts. I thought we might just start with a little muckety map that originated with the Tides Foundation because they seem to have their fingers in just about everything…

In this order, click on Tides, Drummond Pike, Democracy Alliance, Wade Rathke, ACORN, and then Sidley Austin. Take a good look, get to know the names as you will be hearing more about them in coming posts.

Drummond Pike from Green Tracking Library:


Drummond MacGavin Pike

Drummond Pike was born in San Rafael, California in 1948, the third of four brothers. His father, Peter Pike, was an investment banker. His mother, Catherine Cline Pike, was Marin County’s first female pediatrician.

Although Drummond Pike came from a well-off family, he was not the heir of a great fortune, as were so many other leftist philanthropists of his generation, such as Joshua Mailman and his secretive “Doughnuts” group of wealthy heirs, which included Jeffrey Bronfman of the Seagram’s whiskey fortune, and Harriett McKnight Crosby from two fortunes, the McKnight timber, real estate and skyscraper money and the Crosby General Mills money. The Doughnuts took over the U.K.-based Threshold Foundation in 1981 and in 1984 made it a project of Tides Foundation to pool their inherited wealth and fund leftist groups that could do a lot with a little. Pike remained a Director of Threshold Foundation when it incorporated independently in 1986, and remains today. He is now a millionaire himself.

Pike’s leadership talent showed early. He majored in political science at the University of California at Santa Cruz and gained note as an anti-Viet Nam War protester. He was selected as campus representative to the Board of Regents during his senior year in 1969, where he was known as an aggressive student-power advocate.

In 1970, activists from the Ford Foundation-created Center for Community Change set up The Youth Project in Washington, D.C. with Pike as associate director. It was a pass-through funding group (which would plant the seeds of later tactics in Pike’s mind) of rich young heirs who financed poor young activists in anti-business community organizing.

The Center for Community Change itself was funded by early progressive foundations: the Stern Family Fund, Needmor Fund, Abelard Foundation, DJB Foundation, J.M. Kaplan Fund, Helen Lehman Buttenwieser’s Joint Foundation Support, and Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust, giving Pike his first big-money connections.

Pike earned a master’s degree in political science at Rutgers University while with the Project, then returned West to open its San Francisco office, but was soon hired away by Youth Project funder Alan Stephen Davis, son of insurance mogul (and AARP co-founder) Leonard Davis, to lead his Shalan Foundation, which was incorporated in New York (in 1969, from the Chittenango Trust and the ML.com Charitable Lead Trust), but housed in San Francisco. “Shalan” was a compressed portmanteau of his wife Shane’s first name and his own – ShAlan.

In 1976, when Pike had just joined Shalan (or so the official story goes), a young couple from New Mexico approached him with a problem: they wanted to donate anonymously and needed a public foundation to handle their grants. Shalan couldn’t accommodate them, so Pike and Jane Bagley Lehman, Reynolds tobacco heiress and president of Arca Foundation (1970-1980), co-founded the Tides Foundation as a public charity to help them. That may be true, but it hardly seems a credible reason for a savvy and seasoned person of exceptional wealth such as Jane Bagley Lehman to fund and lead a substantial startup foundation.

The more likely story is that Lehman, who had just moved to California from New York, thought up the foundation idea herself after meeting Pike and seeing his talent in action. The Tides name evidently came from Pike, for a Sausalito bookstore where leftist readers and writers mixed. Lehman completely controlled the Tides Foundation, serving as its board chair until her death in 1988. Her daughter Susan Lehman Carmichael served as a member of the board of directors of both the Tides Foundation and the Tides Center until 2000.

Other donors came, and Pike ran Tides “out of his desk drawer at Shalan” for several years – another unlikely story. If it was run out of anybody’s desk drawer, it was more likely Lehman’s nearby facilities. Pike’s first big coup was helping Norman Lear create People for the American Way in 1980, when he also helped establish the National Network of Grantmakers, today the premier self-described “progressive” donor association for the far left.

In 1981 Davis gave Pike a year to separate. At year end, Pike and Tides went independent and rented offices with Lyman Casey’s Bothin Helping Fund.

Pike’s empire has grown into what is being called the “Tides Family of Organizations,” run by the Tides Network, a sort of tax-exempt holding company that rules many non-profit subsidiaries.

Wade Rathke, controversial ACORN co-founder, has been a Tides director from the start and chairs Tides, Inc..

Pike is co-founder and president of the Tides Foundation (1976) and Tides Center (1992).

  • The Tides Foundation is a pass-through for other foundations’ money. Tides Foundation is a public charity, not a private foundation. Tides Foundation passes other foundations’ money to a spectrum of left-wing organizations which the original donors would not or could not support on their own.

  • The Tides Center shelters a wide variety of leftist “social change” groups under its legal and tax-exempt status, providing management and payroll services, fundraising assistance, and legal counsel for an 8% fee, while the groups themselves operate their own projects and programs. Because none of the more than 260 projects under the Tides umbrella files its own Form 990 with the IRS, their finances are totally secret and not available for public inspection, an issue that requires congressional remedy.

Drummond’s power connections as of 2009:

  • Co-founder, National Network of Grantmakers (1980), which remains an important source of funding for left wing political activism.
  • President and Director, Tsunami Fund, a 501(c)(4) lobbying organization funded by individuals and foundations to influence legislators in passing anti-capitalist laws.
  • President, eGrants.org,  created by Tides Foundation, “a nonprofit focused on Internet fundraising” (only for left-wing anti-capitalist groups).
  • President, Highwater, Inc., a private corporation wholly owned by Tides Foundation. Highwater was a general partner in Thoreau Center Partners, LP, which leased office space to the Tides Center at $219,202 annually.
  • Co-founder (with John Harrington), director and shareholder of Working Assets, a left-wing telephone and credit card firm that sells its services to the Tides Center.
  • Director, Environmental Working Group.
  • Former director, Solidago Foundation, created by Pike to fund the Tides Foundation.
  • America’s Charities – Board Member
  • Burt Foundation – Director
  • Charity Projects Entertainment Fund (CPEF) – Treasurer / Director
  • Democracy Alliance – Treasurer / Director
  • Endswell Foundation (Canada) – Chairman
  • Environmental Working Group – Treasurer
  • Farallon Fund – President
  • Global Environment Project Institute Inc (GEPI) – Director
  • Groundsprlng.org – Secretary / Board Member
  • Harding Rock Fund – President
  • Heller Family Foundation Inc – Director
  • Island Press – Center for Resource Economics – Board of Directors
  • League of Young Voters – Director
  • Livingry Foundation – Treasurer
  • Nathan M. Ohrbach Foundation Inc – Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
  • Network for Good Inc – Board Member
  • Rouhana Family Foundation Inc. – Vice President
  • Sage Center – President
  • Threshold Foundation – Director
  • Tides Advocacy Fund – CEO / Ex officio
  • Tides Canada Foundation – Founding Chair
  • Tides Center – CEO / Ex officio
  • Tides Center (PA) – CEO
  • Tides Foundation – Director / CEO
  • Tides Network = CEO / Ex Offico
  • Tides Two Rivers Fund – CEO / Ex Officio
  • Tides, Inc – CEO / Ex Officio
  • Underdog Foundation – Trustee
  • Welthorn and Ehrmann Families Foundations – Director

From Discover The Networks:

Pike endorsed a May 1, 2003 document titled “10 Reasons Environmentalists Oppose an Attack on Iraq,” which was published by Environmentalists Against War. Other signers of the document included the Earth Island Institute, Friends of the Earth – US, Global Exchange, the Rainforest Action Network, the Ruckus Society, and Working Assets.

Viewing the United States as a nation infested with “structural racism” that limits opportunities for nonwhites, Pike favors a highly progressive tax structure (i.e., one that taxes the rich at much higher rates than the poor) as a necessary means of redistributing wealth. Pike also supports socialized medicine.

Pike has been an outspoken critic of America’s involvement in the Iraq War. In April 2008 he wrote, “[M]ore Americans have died in Iraq than died on 9/11. One wonders if our misguided taste for revenge has run its course, since how else does one explain what we’ve done?” Pike also has called for the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center that houses Islamic terrorists captured on Middle Eastern battlefields and has accused the Bush administration of mandating the torture of the Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. In April 2008 Pike criticized Rep. Tom Tancredo, the Republican congressman who has consistently pointed out the threat posed by illegal immigration, as “the Chief Immigrant Baiter among right wing politicians who collectively seem intent on blaming Spanish-speaking immigrants for every ill.”

Later in 2008, Pike’s close ties to the community organization ACORN surfaced after it was learned that Dale Rathke, the brother of ex-ACORN president Wade Rathke, had embezzled nearly $1 million from ACORN and its affiliated groups in 1999 and 2000. Pike personally repaid this money to ACORN.

And who can forget Jacob Hacker standing in front of a Tides backdrop talking about single payer healthcare:

Today’s AYFKM? Award Goes To Donna Edwards

…for thinking that having competing views of the role of government somehow does not conflict with the Constitution and Bill of Rights which as far as I can tell, has told the federal government what it can and cannot do.

Is this non-rep. lying, or is she just one of the most incredibly hyped on koolaid non-reps. you have ever heard?  Senior Medicare benefits are not going to be cut…lalalalalalalalala.  Yeah, I believe ya, yada, yada, yada.

Please notice the “angry mob” questioners.  “Why should I trust you, and why should I trust my government elected officials, and what can you do to restore that trust in government?”  I’m expecting :::crickets::: or spin for this answer…hmmm…”competing views about the role of government…”

Donna Edwards D-Maryland

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