Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Partners with Brady Campaign to Push Gun Control

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Partners with Brady Campaign to Push Gun Control
by AWR Hawkins 20 Oct 2014, 8:26 PM PDT
Anchorman and Talladega Nights director Adam McKay is partnering with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to shame Congress into supporting more gun control
                                       
He is doing so via a "parody video" which mocks pro-Second Amendment Congressional members, referring to them as gun lobby "lap dogs."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a website--lapdogscorecard.org--will also be part of the push. It will "list specific members of Congress that the Brady Campaign says took money from the gun lobby in exchange for blocking legislation to expand background checks." The four biggest targets for McKay and the Brady Campaign are House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).
               
In the video, members of Congress who stood for the Second Amendment are depicted as "lap dogs" that will sit, roll over, lie down, etc, in exchange for a treat. The "treat," in this instance, is money from the "gun lobby." The video suggests that Congressmen who fought against expanded background checks were actually fighting against measures to keep guns out of the hands of "rapists and other criminals."

The video does not mention that we currently have a background check system and that Nidal Hasan (2009 Fort Hood gunman), Jared Laughner (2011 Tuscon gunman), James Holmes (2012 Aurora Theater gunman), Aaron Alexis (Sept. 2013 DC Navy Yard gunman), Paul Ciancia (Nov. 2013 LAX gunman), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Jan. 2014 Maryland Mall gunman), Ivan Lopez (2014 Fort Hood gunman), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barbara gunman), and Jerad and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas gunman and woman) only acquired their guns after going through background checks. 

Brady
Joyce Foundation was a funder for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Note: Valerie B. Jarrett was a director at the Joyce Foundation, is the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Richard M. Daley is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, was the Chicago (IL) mayor, Michelle Obama was his staffer, and Valerie B. Jarrett was his deputy chief of staff.
NRA-ILA (Richard M. Daley’s Gun Control History)
R. Eden Martin is the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP, Richard M. Daley’s staffer, and is a friend of Valerie B. Jarrett.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013       
Rahm I. Emanuel is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago (IL) mayor, Ari Emanuel’s brother, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.
NRA-ILA (Rahm I. Emanuel’s Gun Control History)
Ari Emanuel is Rahm I. Emanuel’s brother, and the co-CEO & director for William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Adam McKay is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and a director for Anchorman: the Legend Continues.
Kanye West is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues.
Tina Fey is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues.
Sacha Baron Cohen is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues.
Steve Carell is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Amy Poehler is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Will Ferrell is an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Paul Rudd is an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
National Rifle Association enemies list (Past Research)
Thursday, October 3, 2013      
J.J. Abrams is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and was a contributor for the American Bridge 21st Century.
George Soros was a contributor for the American Bridge 21st Century, and is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the chair for the American Bridge 21st Century, and a trustee at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Mario M. Cuomo is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, and
Maria Cuomo Cole’s father.
Maria Cuomo Cole is Mario M. Cuomo’s daughter, and a trustee at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Eric H. Holder Jr. was a board member at the American Constitution Society, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, and is the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice for the Barack Obama administration.
Michael D. Barnes was a senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Faith Elizabeth Gay is a director at the American Constitution Society, and was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Barbra Streisand Foundation was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
Barbra Streisand is the founder of the Barbra Streisand Foundation, and a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client.
Adam McKay is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and a director for Anchorman: the Legend Continues.
Kanye West is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and an actor in the Anchorman: the Legend Continues.




Biden's Son Keeps Law License Despite Drug-Related Navy Reserve Discharge



Biden's Son Keeps Law License Despite Drug-Related Navy Reserve Discharge
by Warner Todd Huston 19 Oct 2014
Despite being cashiered out of the Navy Reserve for testing positive for cocaine, Vice President Joe Biden's son is still being allowed to practice law and won't lose his Connecticut law license.

Late last week the Wall Street Journal reported that in February of this year Hunter Biden, 44, tested positive for cocaine during a drug test administered by the Navy and was immediately discharged from the Navy Reserve.

Days later the Connecticut Bar announced that it was not initiating any reviews of the younger Biden's law license.

Lawyers in Connecticut face an automatic review of their licenses when they have been convicted of a crime, but Biden's dismissal from the Navy for cocaine, the Bar Association said, did not rise to that threshold.

"At this point, I'm not aware that Mr. Biden has been arrested for anything, and certainly not convicted," said Michael P. Bowler, Connecticut's Statewide Bar Counselor.

The VP's son had joined the Navy Reserves in 2012 as a candidate for the Direct Commission Officer Program. By May of 2014 he was assigned to the Navy Public Supports Element East in Norfolk, Virginia but lost his commission after the drug test.

Biden was given two waivers to be allowed into the Navy Reserves in the first place. One because he was already in his forties when he wanted to join the Reserves, and a second because he was arrested on drug charges when he was younger.

Hunter Biden is the managing director at Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners and is also a former lobbyist. He also joined the board of Ukraine's largest private oil and gas producer last May.

Bar Association
Dennis W. Archer was the president of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha.

Note: Andrew J. Young is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, and a director at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.
Thurgood Marshall was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, the founder of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and Thurgood Marshall Jr’s son.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, and an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner.
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle, a senior director at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the Brookings Institution (think tank), and the New America Foundation.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, and a board member for the International Crisis Group.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank).
Leslie H. Gelb is a board member for the International Crisis Group, and an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project.
Teresa Heinz Kerry is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), married to John F. Kerry, and her son is Christopher D. Heinz.
John F. Kerry is married to Teresa Heinz Kerry, the secretary at the U.S. Department of State for the Barack Obama administration, and his senior adviser was Daniel Burrell.
Daniel Burrell was John F. Kerry’s senior adviser, and is a director at Rosemont Solebury Capital Management.
Christopher D. Heinz is Teresa Heinz Kerry’s son, and a founding partner at Rosemont Solebury Capital Management.
Rosemont Solebury Capital Management is an investor in Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners.
R. Hunter Biden is a managing partner at Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, a director at the Truman National Security Project, and Joseph R. Biden Jr’s son.  
Ronald A. Klain is a director at the Truman National Security Project, the coordinator of government Ebola efforts for the Barack Obama administration, and a trustee at the Third Way.   
Thurgood Marshall Jr. is a trustee at the Third Way, and Thurgood Marshall’s son.
William M. Daley is a trustee at the Third Way, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, was the chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration, and a director at the Chicago Urban League.
Valerie B. Jarrett is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, her great uncle is Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a friend of Linda Johnson Rice, and was a director at the Chicago Urban League.
Linda Johnson Rice is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a friend of Valerie B. Jarrett, and John H. Johnson’s daughter.
John H. Johnson was Linda Johnson Rice’s father, and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha.
Thomas J. Burrell was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, and a director at the Chicago Urban League.
Dennis W. Archer is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, and was the president of the American Bar Association.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is a director at the New America Foundation, an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project, and was a director at the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank).
Madeleine K. Albright is an honorary director at the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank), and an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project.
Robert J. Abernethy is an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project, a director at the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank), and a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
R. Hunter Biden is a director at the Truman National Security Project, a managing partner at Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, and Joseph R. Biden Jr’s son.  
Joseph R. Biden Jr. is R. Hunter Biden’s father, the vice president for the Barack Obama administration, and a regent for the Smithsonian Institution.
Shirley Ann Jackson is a regent for the Smithsonian Institution, and a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
David M. Rubenstein is a regent for the Smithsonian Institution, a co-chairman for the Brookings Institution (think tank), and the president of the Economic Club of Washington.
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. was the president of the Economic Club of Washington, is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a senior director at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle, an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner, a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner, and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha.
Dennis W. Archer is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, and was the president of the American Bar Association.