Glenn Beck Stakes Out a More Activist Role in Politics
New York Times ^ | November 21, 2009 | Brian Stelter
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:48:46 PM by reaganaut1
Glenn Beck [...] says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base — formerly known as his audience — to take action.
To do so, Mr. Beck is styling himself as a political organizer. In an interview, he said he would promote voter registration drives and sponsor a series of seven conventions across the country featuring what he described as libertarian speakers.
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:03:35 PM by restornu
At the Villages in Florida, conservative media superstar Glenn Beck unveiled his hotly-anticipated “Plan” — a new direction for his program, and for America that he’d been hinting at on the air.
On Saturday, Beck told the New York Times that from now on, along with hosting his popular tv and radio shows, he “would promote voter registration drives and sponsor a series of conventions across the country featuring what he described as libertarian speakers.”
He also said he planned to publish yet another non-fiction book in August 2010. (Beck’s five previous books have all been NYT #1 bestsellers.)
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:04:39 PM by broken_arrow1
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 6:13:05 PM by Free ThinkerNY
Alice Palmer is a Chicago based academic, activist and former friend, employer and political ally of Barack Obama.
In the mid 1990s Alice Palmer, then an Illinois State Senator, employed Obama has her chief of staff, when she attempted an ill-fated run for the US Congress.
Obama was part of Friends of Alice Palmer, alongside controversial property developer Tony Rezko and Democratic Socialists of America members Danny Davis, Betty Wilhoitte and Timuel Black-also a member of Committees of Correspondence).
Later Palmer introduced Obama as designated successor to her Illinois State Senate seat, in the living room of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, while DSA member, former communist and long time Obama friend Quentin Young looked on.
The Palmer/Obama relationship soured after Obama refused to step down when Palmer decided she wanted her State Senate seat back, after her Congressional bid failed.
Department of Homeland Security Is Coming To See You!
The Internet ^ | 11-19-09 | The Department of Homeland Security
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:24:33 PM by UnBubba
I hold an executive position at a private corporation located on Long Island, NY (250+ employees). On Thursday, November 19, 2009, two casually dressed gentlemen showed up at our facility (unannounced) and asked for the Human Resource Manager.
They, unilaterally, determined that our company had a connection to the public safety and national security concerns of the United States. As such, they are requiring us to provide them with 100% of the Form I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verifications for all our current employees and employees who have been terminated within the past 12 months.
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:32:55 PM by STARWISE
What an amazing few days on the road this has been. Your spirits have been high, your faith strong and your spine unbendable. I ended my multiday book tour at The Villages with what had been billed as a rally but could be better described as a candid citizen-to-citizen chat.
AP claims ‘FAIR USE!’ over the scanning [ Not Buying ] of Sarah Palin’s book
TechBlorg ^ | 11.21.09 | Sean P. Aune
Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 3:38:13 PM by rface
Well, it would seem that the AP is all for fair use … when it applies to them……..No matter how you slice it, the AP copied Palin’s book (without permission), distributed it (without permission) and now stands up to say it was all done under fair use……….
The Associated Press has essentially claimed there is no such thing as ‘fair use’ when it comes to quoting its articles or reprinting its headlines, but when the news organization scans an entire book, then fair use does indeed exist.