Saturday, November 1, 2014

Democrats: Vote or we’ll kick your ass



Democrats: Vote or we’ll kick your ass
October 30, 2014 | 4:50pm
By Carl Campanile and Natalie O'Neill
Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.

The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.

“Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.”

The letter and accompanying post card was criticized even by party members, with one Democratic consultant saying it was the wrong way to inspire votes.

“It’s a threatening letter. It’s a scare piece that is unnecessary and inappropriate,” the insider said.

Brooklyn and Manhattan residents who received the note Wednesday were furious, calling it an attempt to browbeat them into showing up at the polls.

“I’m outraged. Whether I vote or not is none of your business!” said a Manhattan voter, who was so incensed that she complained to a local Democratic leader.

“The letter is ludicrous and menacing,” said the voter, who requested anonymity.

The woman also received a report card of her voting record, pointing out that she had failed to vote in two of the last four elections.

Overall, the notices were sent out to 1 million registered Democrats who had failed to vote in previous midterm elections, according to the group.

The committee — chaired by former Gov. David Paterson — defended the scare tactic, calling it standard practice throughout the country.

“This flier is part of the nationwide Democratic response to traditional Republican voter-suppression efforts, because Democrats believe our democracy works better when more people vote, not
less,” said Peter Kauffmann, a committee spokesman.

“The difference between Democrats and Republicans is they don’t want people to vote and we want everyone to vote.”

Paterson declined to comment.

The mailer has a phone number on it that goes to Election Protection, a nonpartisan voting organization.

The organization said it had received a “significant” number of calls about the letter.

Such attempts to shame people to vote — what politicos call “social pressure” or peer pressure — has become more common place and was used by the Obama campaign in 2012, sources said.

A Yale University study in 2008 found that voter participation increased substantially after lazy voters received letters telling them their spotty voting history was a public record that would be scrutinized.

The notice includes a “vote report card” rating New Yorkers’ voting records as “excellent,” “good,” “fair” or “incomplete.”

“Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors,” it says.

The letter came a week before heavily favored Democratic Gov. Cuomo faces off against Republican Rob Astorino.

Cuomo was not behind the shame letters, party sources insisted.

But Astorino scoffed, “Andrew Cuomo’s thuggish tactics just crossed the line into creepy territory . . . Threatening and intimidating people is not how honorable elected leaders operate.”

Democratic Committee
Jennifer M. Palmieri was the national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, the SVP for the Center for American Progress, and is the communications director, assistant to the president for the Barack Obama administration.  

Note: George Soros was a supporter for the Center for American Progress, and is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Center for American Progress, and the American Constitution Society.
Gene B. Sperling was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Mario M. Cuomo’s economic adviser, and is the assistant to the president for economic policy the Barack Obama administration. 
Mario M. Cuomo’s economic adviser was Gene B. Sperling, is Andrew M. Cuomo’s father, and a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society.
Faith Elizabeth Gay is a director at the American Constitution Society, and was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Newton N. Minow is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP, and Charles J. Ogletree Jr was his college mentor.
Charles J. Ogletree Jr. was Barack Obama’s college mentor, and edited a campus Black Panthers newspaper called The Real News.
Charles Ogletree
Education and radicalization
In 1970, Ogletree enrolled at Stanford University, at the time a center of black radicalism. Ogletree became a campus radical[1], organizing an Afrocentric dormitory, where he met his future wife, Pamela Barnes. He edited a campus Black Panthers newspaper called The Real News and traveled to Africa and Cuba with student activist groups. In 1973 Ogletree was president of the Black Student Union[2].
New Black Panthers back at Philly voting site
Published November 06, 2012
FoxNews.com
A member of the New Black Panther Party who was charged with voter intimidation in the 2008 election for standing outside a Philadelphia polling site was back Tuesday morning – in an official capacity.
Jerry Jackson, who was charged in the 2008 case along with Minister King Samir Shabazz, but later saw charges dropped by the Department of Justice, was seen early Tuesday outside a North Philadelphia voting site wearing the group’s trademark black beret, combat-style uniform and heavy boots. Fox News confirmed he is a designated poll watcher.
Eric H. Holder Jr. is the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice for the Barack Obama administration, and was a board member for the American Constitution Society.
Mario M. Cuomo is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, Andrew M. Cuomo’s father, and Gene B. Sperling was his economic adviser.
Andrew M. Cuomo is Mario M. Cuomo’s son, the New York state government governor, and Jonathan Cowan was his chief of staff at HUD.
Jonathan Cowan was Andrew M. Cuomo’s chief of staff at HUD, and is the president & co-founder of the Third Way.
William M. Daley is a trustee at the Third Way, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was the chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.
Ronald A. Klain is a trustee at the Third Way, the coordinator of government Ebola efforts for the Barack Obama administration, and was Janet Reno’s chief of staff.
Janet Reno’s chief of staff was Ronald A. Klain, the attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, and is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society.
Mario M. Cuomo is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, Andrew M. Cuomo’s father, and Gene B. Sperling was his economic adviser.
Andrew M. Cuomo is Mario M. Cuomo’s son, the New York state government governor, and Jonathan Cowan was his chief of staff at HUD.
Jonathan Cowan was Andrew M. Cuomo’s chief of staff at HUD, and is the president & co-founder of the Third Way.












Friday, October 31, 2014

Jane Fonda Guest Stars in 'Simpsons' Episode About Fracking



Jane Fonda Guest Stars in 'Simpsons' Episode About Fracking
by Kelli Serio 31 Oct 2014, 1:12 PM PDT
Jane Fonda will play a liberal congresswoman who has a love affair with Mr. Burns in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons titled "Opposites A-Frack."

According to ET, Mr. Burns has to go to court for fracking and ends up falling in love with the woman who prosecutes him during the hearing. 

Apparently, he becomes attracted to her after he realizes they have nothing in common. 

Although Fonda has reportedly never done voiceover work before, executive producer of the animated series Matt Selman seems pleased with her work.

"I think she was a little nervous. I think I was more nervous. She was very encouraging of direction and line readings and all the things that famous Oscar-winning actors don't usually ask for. She understood the character and just read every scene perfectly."

Among the other celebrity voices to hear in the 26th season of The Simpsons will be Sarah Silverman, Nick Offerman, and Willem Dafoe.

The Simpsons
Richard Appel was a writer for The Simpsons, and married to Mona Simpson.

Note: Mona Simpson was married to Richard Appel, and Steve Jobs’s sister.
Steve Jobs was Mona Simpson’s brother, married to Laurene Powell Jobs.
Laurene Powell Jobs was married to Steve Jobs, a director at the New America Foundation, and a director at the Teach for America.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the New America Foundation, the Aspen Institute (think tank), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and is a board member for the International Crisis Group.
Walter Isaacson is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), the writer for Steve Jobs’s 2011 autobiography, the chairman emeritus for Teach for America, and was the chairman & CEO for CNN.
Ted Turner is the founder of CNN, the co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and was married to Jane Fonda AKA Hanoi Jane.
Jane Fonda AKA Hanoi Jane.
Jane Fonda AKA Hanoi Jane, and was married to Ted Turner.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Jessica Tuchman Mathews is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), was a board member for the International Crisis Group, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Ed Griffin’s interview with Norman Dodd in 1982
(The investigation into the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace uncovered the plans for population control by involving the United States in war)
Lawrence H. Summers a board member for the International Crisis Group, was a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), the National Economic Council chairman for the Barack Obama administration, a director at Teach for America, and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Walter Isaacson is the chairman emeritus for Teach for America, the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), the writer for Steve Jobs’s 2011 autobiography, and was the chairman & CEO for CNN.
Ted Turner is the founder of CNN, the co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and was married to Jane Fonda AKA Hanoi Jane.