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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:57 PM
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What a wonderful family
Meet the family behind the ACORN sting:

Before resuming her studies at FIU this fall, Hannah Giles -- who was home-schooled, according to a 2006 New Times story about her father -- had a paid summer internship in Washington at the Young America's Foundation's National Journalism Center.

The site offers audio and video clips, an Internet broadcast, and books such as How to Keep Jackasses Away From Daddy's Girl ($6).

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/123...
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:59 PM
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1. oh jfhc
don't start the sh*t about hs'ing again.
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:05 PM
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3. I didn't
the Miami Herald did
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:04 PM
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2. `We're really proud of her to take what she learned here'' and use it in the project, Sez the VP of
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:05 PM by Emit
Young America's Foundation.

Damn! These radical right wingers have dozens of these youth indoctrination camps! And all are well-connected and heavily funded!

Edited to add, where are the Progressive 'Indoctrination Camps' - I want to send MY kids there!! Heck, I want to go!

Young America's Foundation:

YAF's Principal Issues:

* From mission statement: "Young America's Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values."
* Major issues include: combating affirmative action, feminism, communism and Marxism.
* YAF was established to "counter-balance 'New Left' and Communist influence on campuses."
* Reagan. In 1998 YAF purchased the "Western White House," the California vacation ranch Reagan used as president. The foundation has raised millions of dollars to preserve Reagan's southern California home. YAF also runs the Reagan Ranch Project at the historic site, which includes leadership training and lectures dedicated to continuing the legacy of President Reagan.

YAF's Activities:

* YAF calls itself "The Voice of Freedom on Campus: America's Largest Campus Outreach Program."
* Provides assistance to college students and independent student groups in the form of guest lecturers, organizing and training seminars, networking opportunities, promotional merchandise, and other resources. The National Journalism Center maintains a job bank for college graduates and program alumni.
* YAF's "Conservative Speakers Program" helps students bring controversial right-wing speakers to college campuses. Some of these speakers include: Ann Coulter, Alabama's Judge Roy Moore, Ward Connerly, Phyllis Schlafly, Ralph Reed, Christina Hoff Sommers, Dinesh D'Souza, David Horowitz, Oliver North, Edwin Meese III, Dan Quayle, Robert Novak, Patrick Buchanan, Jack Kemp, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Steve Largent, Walter Williams, Bay Buchanan, Bob Barr, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Michael Medved, Ben Stein and Kenneth Starr.

~snip~
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/young-americas-fo...
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:09 PM
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4. We have
fundie churches here that actually promote summer internships and "summer camps" at places such as YAF. I've worked hard trying to get the IRS to see the violations in these churches. If we could band together against Church/politics/preaching/training we could hurt, possibly close some of these groups.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:25 PM
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5. Yes, I have seen it myself where I live.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:25 PM by Emit
The fundie churches were out during the election in '04. Didn't see much of them in '08, but I am sure they were doing the same ol' same ol'. Yes, we need to shut that down.

Get this, a recent agenda item for an upcoming radical right wing conference: "How to activate your church." Posted earlier:http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:55 PM
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9. wish a few more would walk away
from the computer and march to the churches.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:55 PM
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11. Well
Something tells me that ain't gonna be happening - at least any time soon.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:29 PM
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6. Another case of the hardcore Christians
doing Jesus's work fighting possible tax fraud opposed to helping those living in poverty. Jesus would be sooo proud.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:31 PM
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7. So, she was indocrinated. I'm sorry.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:35 PM by sicksicksick_N_tired
Maybe, someday, she will learn by exposure that, the quantity of being "human being" includes her and her dad and all those she knows and the quality includes more.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:42 PM
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8. Noteable past graduates of YAF's National Journalism Center
link: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=National_Jou...
* Ann Coulter (spring '85)
* John Fund (summer '81)
* Maggie Gallagher (summer '80)
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:59 PM
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10. Sounds like she had a solid upbringing. Not!
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