The Liberal morality agenda exposed; “How to Get to Sesame Street”

The Liberal morality agenda exposed; “How to Get to Sesame Street”.

I thought Dora the Explorer, a cartoon which teaches children basic Spanish words and phrases was unusual. Why would English-speaking American young children want to learn the Spanish language?  Now, the Liberal agenda of the Hollywood puppet masters on Sesame Street admits to a left slant of hidden messages for all the children to see. Please use gender neutral language, describes Sesame Streets website to parents. Isn’t that wonderful. 

In Ben Shapiro’s new book, Primetime Propaganda: the True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV, explains in an interview, “Sesame Street was more urban based than other children shows.” Also, “Sesame Street was underwritten and created primary for black children and Spanish-speaking children. It was not made for the sophisticated middle class. They had a department run by Evelyn Davis, a black lady who deal with all sorts of civic activities of black people.  that took foothold.  As a matter of fact, there is no written material in a black household only television.” divulges , Mike Dann, Vice President of Children’s Workshop.

Sesame Street roommates Bert and Ernie are often involved in statements on same-sex marriage. But,shows’ producers say the characters aren’t gay.

According to  Ben Shapiro,  ‘television isn’t just about entertainment – it’s an attempt to convince Americans that the social, economic, and foreign policy shaped by leftism is morally righteous’. Primetime Propaganda shows ‘how television has been used over the past 60 years by Hollywood writers, producers, actors, and executives to promote their liberal ideals, to push the envelope on social and political issues, and to shape America in their own leftist image’.

Sesame Street can be viewed in 120 Countries across the World.  It also has achieved 118 Emmy Awards.

Israeli Troops Battle Protesters in Syria, 20 Dead

Israeli troops on Sunday battled hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to burst across Syria’s frontier with the Golan Heights, killing a reported 20 people and wounding scores more in the second outbreak of deadly violence in the border area in less than a month.

The clashes, marking the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Mideast war, drew Israeli accusations that Syria was orchestrating the violence to shift attention away from a bloody crackdown on opposition protests at home. The marchers, who had organized on Facebook, passed by Syrian and U.N. outposts on their way to the front lines.

“The Syrian government is trying to created a provocation,” said Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai. “This border has been quiet for decades, but only now with all the unrest in Syrian towns is there an attempt to draw attention to the border.”

There was no Syrian comment on why the protesters were allowed to storm the border, apparently undisturbed by authorities. But Syria’s state-run media portrayed the event as a spontaneous uprising of Palestinian youths from a nearby refugee camp.

Read more here.

Facebook to Tea Party: No more organizing

In February 2009, Alex Zablocki and I used Facebook to organize the New York City Tea Party, one of the first Tea Party protests in the country. Several thousand people joined our Facebook group, which we used to organize our first Tea Party protest. Hundreds of people showed up, we passed around a bullhorn, and we officially became “Tea Party organizers.” Without Facebook our rally would have most likely attracted about 20 people. Facebook was powerful and we knew it. Our next Tea Party rally, also organized through Facebook, brought 12,000 people to City Hall in Lower Manhattan. A social movement had begun.

Our experience was hardly unique. When the Tea Party was getting off the ground in 2009, almost every television and radio interview featuring a Tea Party organizer included the explanation: “I was angry at the spending so I started a Facebook group.”

Since then, this very important social organizing tool has changed. Pay attention because this next sentence is important: It is increasingly apparent that Facebook does not want people to use its platform for political organizing, and the reason seems to have something to do with the success of Tea Partiers and Middle Easterners in utilizing Facebook for their causes.

That’s why a fellow New York City Tea Partier, Jonathan Cousar, and I have been building an alternative to Facebook specifically for conservatives and freedom-loving Americans: FreedomTorch.com. More on that to come.

Facebook’s unfortunate evolution

Over the past two years, Facebook has taken a series of steps to limit the ability of people to use Facebook for political purposes. The company has changed the way Facebook’s group, newsfeed and event features work, and it has restricted the ability of users to communicate with people (via messages and wall posts) who are outside of their real-life social networks.

What’s more, it’s become clear that Facebook itself is dominated by liberals:

98% of political donations from Facebook employees went to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

Chris Hughes, one of Facebook’s co-founders, headed up Barack Obama’s successful website during the 2008 campaign. In 2009, he was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine as “The kid who made Obama president: how Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes unleashed Barack’s base — and changed politics and marketing forever.”

Facebook’s former attorney for privacy issues, Chris Kelly, ran for attorney general of California in 2010 on a far-left platform.

Many Americans and Tea Party organizers are waking up to this liberal culture at Facebook, which was on display at the recent Facebook townhall where Barack Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg fawned over each other.

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Temporary Protected Status: a LEGAL immigration scam

Last week while collecting signatures for the in-state tuition for illegal immigrants referendum, a few of us in Boonsboro were confronted by an Open Borders activist from Identity, Inc. which I told you about in a post here. You might want to visit or revisit that post now and then read on below.

One of the things our harasser said in response to my question about how the illegals who would receive in-state tuition might have a path to citizenship she said they (activists including CASA de Maryland) were working on TPS. She mentioned Asylum too—El Salvadoran gays are persecuted, she said. So those claiming to be homosexuals are seeking asylum in the US. (I’ll have to tell you about that asylum scam another day.)

Read more here.

The Undefeated

A new documentary highlighting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s executive experience and rise through Alaska’s political ranks is set to hit theaters in a few weeks.

At an advance screening, The Daily Caller has learned that the film, “The Undefeated,” walks viewers through how Palin’s anti-establishment conservatism drove her first into the Wasilla mayor’s office and then into the Alaska governor’s mansion.

The documentary begins with a montage of national mainstream media and Hollywood attacks on Palin when she was John McCain’s 2008 running mate, then cuts to never-before-seen childhood home videos of Palin. The story builds from there.

Palin faced an uphill political battle since her mayoral days in Wasilla, and the media hasn’t been friendly to her either. The film depicts her as one who was never willing to just “play politics” in her years as Alaska’s chief executive.

After her mayoral days, the film moves onto when Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski appointed Palin to head the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and serve as its ethics supervisor. It was there that Palin had her first big fight against someone from her own party. The documentary shows how Palin took on Alaska GOP Chairman and fellow commission member Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on the taxpayers’ dime and leaking confidential information to oil industry insiders.

Because she was having political difficulty dealing with the corruption inside Alaska’s Republican Party and the administration she was a part of, Palin resigned from her six-figure salary to try to take on the Corrupt Bastards Club, as she called it, from the outside, according to the film. She took the story to the people instead of trying to deal with it within the broken system.

Read more here.

Cain: ‘We’ve got to beat Mitt Romney’s money, not Mitt Romney’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told The Daily Caller that the biggest threat he expects from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the most recent entrant into the Republican primary field, is his loads of campaign cash. “We’ve got to beat Mitt Romney’s money, not Mitt Romney,” Cain said.

Cain thinks Romney’s deep war chest gives the perceived frontrunner an “advantage.” Even so, Cain said he doesn’t think Romney’s “message is stronger than” his. “I don’t think his business background is any more impressive than mine,” Cain said. “He just happens to have a deeper war chest and you can do a lot of things in terms of hiring staff, putting together programs, so we just basically have to work smarter with the dollars we will raise.”

To build a war chest himself, Cain said he’s raising money in two ways: through traditional fundraisers and through online donors. He said while his traditional fundraising events at supporters’ homes are aimed at bringing in “larger donors,” his campaign has been getting loads of smaller donations online.

“The online contributions have taken off and, what we have seen, is after the debate and that Frank Luntz focus group that said that Herman Cain did well and he was the winner, we saw our online contributions double right from there, frankly,” he said. “And, we’re not talking about huge, large numbers. We’re talking about people giving $50, $100. When we get a $250 contribution online, we go ‘Wow!’”

Cain said that big events spark more online donations. For example, he said he got another donation “bump” after his official announcement rally on May 21, and when he shoots up in polls and makes it into headlines, the donations roll in. “What happens is you get another bump and then you kind of settle, but it doesn’t go back down to the previous level,” Cain said. “So, we gradually are getting more and more volunteers and we’re getting more and more donors. And, some of these donors, they give every month. We can track that.”

Read more here.

Texas makes losers pay for bringing frivolous lawsuits

It’s no wonder that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has recently been the focus of speculation about whether he might run for president in 2012. Texas has been on an economic roll since 2001, creating far more new jobs than any other state in the nation even as its population swelled to 25 million. Love him or hate him, Perry is in his fourth term in Austin and thus deserves a big chunk of the credit for many of the good things happening in the Lone Star State. Texas also has implemented some of the most significant state-level reforms in the country aimed at reducing or eliminating lawsuit abuse.

The latest of these is a “loser-pays” provision requiring plaintiffs to pay the winners’ legal costs in civil suits seeking punitive damages. The provision is included in the 2011 Omnibus Tort Reform Act Perry signed May 30. In addition to the loser-pays provision, the new law:

• Allows a trial judge to send a question of law directly to the appellate court without requiring all parties to agree if a ruling by a court of appeals could decide the case.

• Allows plaintiffs seeking less than $100,000 in damages to request an expedited civil action.

• Allows a trial court to dismiss a frivolous lawsuit immediately if there is no basis in law or fact for the lawsuit.

Because such litigation is controlled at the state level, the United States is unique among the industrialized nations in not having a national loser-pays law. That fact is likely among the key reasons why the American media so frequently report new examples of people suing for the most outrageous of reasons. Take, for example, Mark S. Gold, a Miami traffic court lawyer who got drunk at a local strip club last November, then woke up the next morning with a tab of nearly $19,000. He promptly sued the strip club’s corporate owner, claiming he should not be held responsible for the huge bill because the bar “continuously served plaintiff alcoholic beverages to the extent that he was rendered intoxicated, partially or temporarily unconscious, and further to the extent that he had a complete loss of judgment, rational thought, or ability to enter into lawful contracts or agreements.”

Odds are Gold will walk away with most, if not all, of his bar tab forgiven since the defendants know they could lose big-time if he convinces a jury to award him punitive damages. As things now stand, plaintiffs like Gold have nothing to lose and everything to gain by clogging the courts with frivolous litigation. How many such suits would be filed if losing plaintiffs everywhere knew that they would have to pay the defendants’ legal fees? The absence of loser-pays provisions in the vast majority of states helps explain why class-action plaintiff litigation cost more than $248 billion last year, according to the Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin) 2010 Update on U.S. Tort Cost Trends. That’s $808 for every man, woman and child in the country. It also makes the U.S. legal system twice as expensive, measured as a percentage of gross domestic product, as those of other industrialized nations, according to the Institute for Legal Reform.

Read more here.

Interesting petition facts

As many of you should know, the effort to stop the ill-considered SB176, better known as the in-state tuition for illegal immigrants bill, has been a fairly resounding success so far – over 58,000 petition signatures were turned in by the May 31 progress deadline when only around 18,000 were needed. Proponents of illegal immigrants are already threatening legal action to allow the law to take effect.

But thanks to the advocacy group Help Save Maryland, here are some interesting petition facts:

The top five jurisdictions for signing are Baltimore County with 14,307, Anne Arundel County with 8,586, Harford County with 5,922, Carroll County with 5,820, and Washington County with 3,310.

The county with the largest number of registered voters is Montgomery County, but unsurprisingly the liberal bastion has contributed just 2,301 signatures to the effort.

Locally among Lower Shore counties Dorchester leads with 587 collected, with Wicomico County second at 383, Worcester at 305, and Somerset the lowest in the state with just 50. But on the Eastern Shore we are pikers – Cecil checks in with 1,830, Talbot has 1,218, Caroline has 1,164, Queen Anne’s has 1,114, and even little Kent County has 435. Clearly we have some work to do!

According to petition drive leader Delegate Neil Parrott, “(P)lease note that over 25% of the signatures have come from Democrats, 15% from Unaffiliated voters, and the remainder from Republicans and 3rd party voters.” So it’s not just a Republican issue.

Read more here.

Malaysia’s Obedient Muslim Wives Club Promotes Marital Sex

As a new bride, 22-year-old Ummu Atirah believes she knows the secret to a blissful marriage: obey her husband and ensure he is sexually satisfied.

Ummu and some 800 other Muslim women are members of the “Obedient Wives Club,” which was launched Saturday as an ostensible cure to social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and keep their men happy in the bedroom.

“Islam compels us to be obedient to our husband. Whatever he says, I must follow. It is a sin if I don’t obey and make him happy,” said Ummu, who wore a yellow headscarf.

The club, founded by a fringe Islamic group known as Global Ikhwan, has been dismissed by politicians and activists as a throwback to Medieval times and an insult to modern women of Malaysia. But the group’s activities, which previously included the setting up of a Polygamy Club, show that pockets of conservative Islamic ideas are thriving in Malaysia despite being one of the most modern and progressive Muslim-majority nations. Many Muslim women hold high posts in the government and corporate world in Malaysia.

Groups such as Global Ikhwan are unlikely to gain much popularity beyond generating shock value. Still, there is concern that radical groups could garner support among other Muslims, who comprise 60 percent of the 28 million population, could upset decades of carefully nurtured racial and religious harmony.

“Unfortunately even today, there are still many Muslim women who are ignorant of their rights or culturally inhibited to exercise their rights in full,” said Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, a female Muslim minister in charge of family policy.

Read more here.