New York Times: Handmaiden to Obama

March 30, 2009


We all knew the Times was in the bag for Obama.  They sold their souls, they shredded any remnant of journalistic integrity, they were bucking for their future role in the new facist state.  I think they succeeded.

A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”

Heather Heidelbaugh, who represented the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee in the lawsuit against the group, recounted for the ommittee what she had been told by a former ACORN worker who had worked in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. The former worker, Anita Moncrief, told Ms. Heidelbaugh last October, during the state committee’s litigation against ACORN, she had been a “confidential informant for several months to The New York Times reporter, Stephanie Strom.”

Ms. Moncrief had been providing Ms. Strom with information about ACORN’s election activities. Ms. Strom had written several stories based on information Ms. Moncrief had given her.

During her testimony, Ms. Heidelbaugh said Ms. Moncrief had told her The New York Times articles stopped when she revealed that the Obama presidential campaign had sent its maxed-out donor list to ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. Moncrief told Ms. Heidelbaugh the campaign had asked her and her boss to “reach out to the maxed-out donors and solicit donations from them for Get Out the Vote efforts to be run by ACORN.”

Ms. Heidelbaugh then told the congressional panel:

“Upon learning this information and receiving the list of donors from the Obama campaign, Ms. Strom reported to Ms. Moncrief that her editors at The New York Times wanted her to kill the story because, and I quote, “it was a game changer.”’

Read the whole thing here.

Listen to Heather describe the facts in this video from her address at CPAC.

Video courtesy of Pakayhall.

Hat Tips to  Gateway Pundit and Instapundit.

Flopping Aces has more here.


Campaigning for Tedisco in Dutchess County

March 30, 2009

Some of us New Yorkers took some time from our busy schedules this past weekend and traveled north to Dutchess County to stump for the Tedisco campaign.  Jim Tedisco is running to fill the congressional seat vacated when Gilibrand was appointed Senator for New York State.  The 20th Congressional District is HUGE.  We were at the very southern tip.  It extends north almost to Canada and west nearly to Binghampton.

The area we were in was mostly suburban/rural.  We kid that we walked the district, but, frankly, we drove up to many houses because walking was taking far too long!  One driveway was nearly a half mile long ending in a farm.

The people were friendly and mostly supportive for the candidate.

Red Squirrel of the Vigilant Squirrel Brigade was with us and took photos.

We pray that Jim Tedisco wins tomorrow and that the tide has finally turned on the madness in Washington.

Thoughts on the State of the Union

March 30, 2009

Thinking on the great majority of the Democrat party voters and their media enablers, I finally came up with a quote which describes their arrogance and the  situation they have put us in economically, strategically and politically.

Never have so many, who know so little, thought they knew so much.


SEIU/ACORN Alliance Exposed by Glenn Beck

March 27, 2009

This is a brilliant show.  Stick with it through the fish part, it is worth the wait.

Mark McKinnon has a wealth of information on the tentacles of SEIU.

More from Wake Up America:

A Glenn Beck interview with an election attorney has exposed the fact that the SEIU (Service Employees INTERNATIONAL Union) contracted the angry mob which intimidated AIG employees at their own homes this past week. According  this report, the “Muscle for Money” program, revealed by a former A.C.O.R.N. employee at hearings held last October, involves formal work contracts between the SEIU & A.C.O.R.N. in which poor persons are paid to make targeted, aggressive protests. These “protests” are then covered by the MainStreamMedia with the appearance of spontaneous events led by “everyday citizens.”

Daniel Hannan Interview with Glenn Beck

March 27, 2009

I wrote and linked about Daniel Hannan’s rant in the European Parliament here.

His fiery speech has made him an instant international star for fiscal conservatism.

Enjoy his interview with Glenn Beck.

I still say we should make him an honorary US Citizen.

Read more at Mudita Journal.

Hat Tip Instapundit. who adds:

“Am I the only person who would just love to see him debate Barack Obama?”

Obama: The Song

March 27, 2009

Steven Crowder hits one out of the park with this funny recap of Obama’s time so far in office.

Hat Tip Pat Dollard.

Obama: The Sinking Ship

March 26, 2009


Even the Main Stream Media realizes the disaster they have brought onto America, but they will still try to bail the behemoth out.  Perhaps we need to send them more tea bags?  They’ll have plenty of water.

From Accuracy in Media:

Simon says, “Blame the media.” Roger Simon of Pajamas Media, that is. And he’s talking about the blame for having put into power a president who lacks the experience for the job.

The media knew that but bought into Barack Obama’s Teleprompted “hope and change” rhetoric. Now, well short of the much-hyped, 100-days milestone of Obama’s presidency, the media seem to be contemplating annulment, or worse, a nasty divorce. Even The New York Times, a publication whose journalistic sins are heinous enough to deserve a boycott, is lobbing editorial grenades at The One.

Here’s what Simon says about the Ivory Tower brigade’s about-face on the president who rose to power thanks to their malpractice: “The election of Barack Obama was orchestrated by our mainstream media. They anointed him. They should suffer the consequences.”

Read the whole thing.