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FreakinDJ's Journal
FreakinDJ's Journal
January 28, 2012

Grover Norquist Aiding Iran's Bloody Mullahcracy Through Group Tied to NIAC

I have long worked to expose Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the GOP, most pointedly Grover Norquist. He wears the mask of "fiscal respomsiblity" and "tax reform" while infiltrating and subverting the party with dirty money and traitorous alliances.

Back in October, Republican Rep. Frank Wolf outed Grover in Congress. Thank you, Rep. Wolf. Any Republican who associates with Norquist is complicit in the subversion, and should be shunned and exposed.

Norquist has also carried water for Islamic supremacist attempts to weaken anti-terror efforts. Frank Gaffney revealed that "Norquist was also a prime-mover behind efforts to secure one of the Islamists' top pre-9/11 agenda items: the abolition of a section of the 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act that permits authorities to use what critics call ‘secret evidence.' ... Norquist was an honoree at an event held by Sami Al-Arian's National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom in July 2001, two months before 9/11. The award was for being a 'champion of the abolishment movement against secret evidence.'" Al-Arian in 2006 pleaded guilty "conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds to or for the benefit of Palestinian Islamic Jihad." Palestinian Islamic Jihad is even worse than Hamas; it celebrates the killing of Israeli civilians and calls repeatedly for the destruction of Israel.

January 28, 2012

Grover Norquist aiding Iranian regime through group linked to NIAC

- Grover Norquist's numerous unsavory ties to jihadists and Islamic supremacists are abundantly documented in Pamela Geller's expose - http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/grover_norquists_jihad.html

And on the House floor in October, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said of Norquist, "Documentation shows that he has deep ties to supporters of Hamas and other terrorist organizations that are sworn enemies of the United States and our ally Israel.” He pointed out that “around the years 2000 and 2001, Mr. Norquist’s firm represented Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was convicted two years later for his role in a terrorist plot and who is presently serving a 23-year sentence in federal prison.”

Norquist, reported Wolf, “also associated with terror financier Sami Al-Arian, according to Mary Jacoby’s reporting in March 2003, in the St. Petersburg Times. Al-Arian pled guilty in 2006 'to a charge of conspiring to provide services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a specially designated terrorist organization, in violation of U.S. law,' and is under house arrest, according to a Department of Justice press release. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s ‘paramilitary wing—the al-Quds Brigades—has conducted numerous attacks, including large-scale suicide bombings,’ according to the National Counterterrorism Center.”

As if all that weren't enough, now it comes out that Norquist has been working with a group linked to both Hamas-linked CAIR and the stealth Islamic Republic of Iran lobbying group, NIAC -- a group led by the likes of Trita Parsi and Reza Aslan.

January 27, 2012

Minnesota Voters: We Can't Afford Another Two Years of Bachmann

Saul Relative

Unsatisfied with a career of numerous gaffes, lies, misdirections, half-truths, and misapplied statistics that could fill a small book, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, that she was planning to run for her fourth term as a representative of Minnesota. Apparently, she's willing to turn a novella into a full-sized novel. But here's the thing, Minnesota: The rest of the nation would rather she filled that book as a civilian, outside the congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

Fresh off her futile candidacy for the GOP nomination for president (because if she thought she would be the next Republican nominee, she was one of the very few individuals that did), Bachmann has decided that inflicting the nation with her ethnocentric, jingoistic, homophobic, religiocentric positions and statements required getting paid at taxpayer expense to do so for another two years. But why give her the chance, Minnesota? It's not as if she's worth the price tag. Literally.

In the five years she has been in office, Bachmann has yet to see any bill she has sponsored, not that there have been that many, pass through Congress. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty pointed out this sad fact, an assertion that was backed up by Politifiact, just before he dropped out of the presidential race. And Bachmann has yet to sponsor any major or meaningful legislation, although she did make headlines with her firm defense of the right of companies to manufacture incandescent light bulbs. While she was running for president, she neglected her duties as a paid representative of the people. According to GovTrack.us, the Minnesota congresswoman missed 335 House votes out of 455 taken on various measures between July and December.

While she was running around Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina looking for windmills that exist only in her head (like preserving the sanctity of marriage and defending the U. S. against the Soviet Union) and missing votes that affect not just the people of Minnesota but people in the other 49 states and five territories as well, she was paid half of her yearly congressional salary of $174,000.

January 25, 2012

Pres Obama "Transformed" my Frothing at the Mouth Tea Party friend

By "Frothing at the Mouth" I mean this guy has actually advocated "Shooting the Dog Catcher" because the dog catcher is a parasite on the tax payers

He called me to tell me he was actually enthused by Obama's speech last night and especially Obama's proposals on changes to the Tax system. How ever he was a little confused because one of the RATpubliCON talking heads following the speech claimed under Obama's proposed plan, folks like Mitt Romney would pay less taxes.

His words: "I might have to switch and vote for a Democrat"

January 25, 2012

GOP policies Prohibit Job Growth for Political Gain in 2012 Elections

The President laid out some very well thought out proposals that the American Working Class has been demanding for years and the GOP reply is to ask for a return to the same policies that cause the "Great Recession"

Trickle Down Economics got the USA here - Income Equality is the ONLY way out

January 24, 2012

ForeclosureGate penalties LESS then 1/5 of Wall St Bank Executive Pay

An analysis by The Wall Street Journal found that pay and benefits at the top 25 publicly traded banks and security firms on Wall Street hit a record of $135.5 billion.

It simply is NOT ENOUGH to fine the Banksters as they will promptly add it to the "Cost of Doing Business" and increase the Usury Banking Fees on the American Consumer as we have seen in the past

Any settlement that does not force the banks into restructuring loans for troubled homeowners is simply UNACCEPTABLE
January 24, 2012

If Obama lets the Banks "Off the Hook" I think his re-election is a "Non-Starter"

It just crosses too many political, and social-economic lines. American earning less then $1,000,000 per year have too much of their "Life Savings" tied into what is now an "Under-Water" investment.

And once again the Banks will profit - I don't care how carefully political pundits attempt to spin it - Working Class folks are just not going to accept it as a "Good Thing"

Its just too big of a hurdle to over come. The PACs are going to jump all over this and blast it 24/7 across the Air Waves from now until November. Anger at the State of the Economy and Wall St Profits over Main St Jobs has been fomenting for years and it may actually erupt into the streets this time.

But one thing is for sure - they won't show up at the polls for him - but they might show up to vote against him

January 23, 2012

The 99% Seek a Just Economy, Not Just an Economy

Leo Gerard

Republicans jammed together a mess of old, failed and vague schemes and called it a jobs bill. Sen. John McCain conceded the reason for the rehash: “Part of it is in response to the president saying we don’t have a proposal.”

They still don’t. This despite the fact that they promised voters during their campaign to take control of the U.S. House one year ago that they’d create jobs. That they’d focus on jobs. That nothing was more important to them than jobs.

Now, what they’ve offered instead of actual jobs is a polyglot of GOP talking points. It’s certainly no vision to move the country forward. It’s a plot to set the country back – to repeal the health care law that will soon help provide coverage for the nearly 50 million Americans without insurance, to rescind the Wall Street reform law designed to prevent another financial sector-caused meltdown, and to thwart regulations, like those that stopped distribution of listeria-infected cantaloupe that killed 25.

GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio called the Republican polyglot a “pro-growth proposal to create the environment for jobs.” It is, in fact, a pro-business proposal to permit corporations to destroy the environment for humans.

January 23, 2012

The Nine American Cities Nearly Destroyed by the Recession

The nation continues to be mired in an anemic, jobless recovery. And according to a report commissioned by the United States Conference of Mayors, and prepared by IHS Global Insight, many regions in the country still continue to lose jobs. Of the 363 U.S. metropolitan regions reviewed by IHS, only 61 will fully recover all the jobs that were lost during the recession by the end of this year. The rest will recover far fewer — the average city will only recover roughly 40% of jobs lost from peak employment.

24/7 Wall St. examined the nine metropolitan regions that are projected to recover less than 5% of the jobs lost during the recession by the end of 2012. These cities, in particular, were hurt by the housing crash, the loss or decline of an industry, and a reduction in government services and jobs.

Many of the cities that will recover the least jobs by the end of this year experienced particularly heady housing markets through 2006. As a result, they also had among the worst housing crashes in the country. In Reno-Sparks, Nevada, median home values dropped nearly 40% between 2007 and 2010. Five of the nine cities on this list had a major decline in housing, with four markets losing 25% of their median home value.


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