Kevin Jennings: Obama's Safe School Czar

I'm beginning to lose count of just how many "czars" (a.k.a. personal advisers to the president) are under Obama's wing. I know it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 35-40, and despite criticism from his critics and how most of these individuals aren't confirmed by the Senate Obama continues to appoint them. That set aside, who exactly is Kevin Jennings and what does it mean to be the "Safe Schools Czar?"

"Jennings is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in history from Harvard University, where he delivered the Harvard Oration at the 1985 commencement. He was a high school history teacher, first at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1985 to 1987, and then at Conrad Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, from 1987 to 1995." SOURCE

Sounds like a normal everyday guy right? Not so fast..."He [Jennings] founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Boston in 1990, which he seeks to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 1992, he was appointed by Governor William Weld to co-chair the Education Committee of the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.

"...He has published six books in total on gay rights and education. His works have described his own past as a closeted gay student." SOURCE

In addition, Kevin Jennings described his past frequent drug abused in his 2007 autobiography, Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir.

"Technically, Jennings is not one of Obama's 'czars,' who are special advisors to the president accountable to no one but the president. Jennings was named to a post in the Department of Education. However, his hiring did not require legislative oversight, such as the Senate vetting process required for other appointees." SOURCE

Before this appointment, Kevin Jennings was the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Safe Schools. What do you think of when you hear the "Office of Safe Schools?" For me, it sounded like a job or institution to help keep our schools safe from drugs and violence and to protect kids from harmful things. As I said earlier that Jennings described his past frequent drug abuse in his autobiography leaves me to question how can he keep our schools safe from drugs when he himself was an drug abuser himself...and as far as I can tell unrepentant.

Now that he's heading the charge for safe schools, what exactly is his agenda? Does he honestly want to keep schools safe from drugs and violence or is it something else? If it is something else, what is it? Let's think about this...he is the founder of a homosexual-activists group (GLSEN), which promotes homosexual clubs in high school, middle schools, and grade schools. On Jennings' own website he talks about how his work as an activist started when he used a school assembly where he was a teacher to announce his homosexuality and started promoting homosexuality is schools.

In his own words Kevin Jennings said, "We immediately seized upon the opponent's calling card – safety – and explained how homophobia represents a threats to students' safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report, 'Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth,' we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This...short-circuited their arguments and left them back-peddling from day one." This silences any conservative opinion.

This all ties into a bill introduced to Congress, H.R. 2262, by U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CAL), which is "to amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act" to include pro-homosexual language that could use the issue of bullying to force indoctrination sessions for both teachers and students.

I'm sorry, but this kind of topic has no place in the classroom. It is meant to be taught in the home between parent and child. Having it taught in the classroom leaves it open for students to believe or think that homosexuality is a normal human behavior in their lifestyle. My belief (sticking to my guns and religion) is that this type of behavior is a "sin...a clean cut sin and the Lord will not tolerate it." (Signs of the Times, Don J. Black). If parents decide to teach their children about homosexuality that is their decision...not a teacher in a classroom.

Referring the Kevin Jennings, "This man's work and his agenda are exactly why we've seen the radical pro-homosexuality curriculum pushed across California. He is now more strongly positioned to implement his agenda nationwide," said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute.

Judge and do research for yourself, but do you think that Kevin Jennings is the right person for the job?



How Close is President Obama to ACORN?

The community organization ACORN is currently under fire lately due to recent undercover videos showing ACORN employees giving advice to a pimp and prostitute on how to evade taxes and set up a brothel that includes underage girls. ACORN is also currently under investigation for voter fraud in at least 14 states across the nation...many employees have been convicted. The question remains how close is President Obama with ACORN?

Let's start with Obama's own words. This short video clip was during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on September 20, 2009...

Since these undercover videos have been released the Census Bureau severed ties with ACORN and will have no participation in the 2010 United States of American Census. Also, the House, Senate, and IRS have passed legislation to defund ACORN to stop government grants. In addition, almost 30 congressman have called for investigation into ACORN and their practices. In the above video President Obama passes it off by saying it's not something he's following closely, didn't know ACORN was even getting a lot of federal money, and not the biggest issue facing the country...he basically changes the subject.

Did you know that the $878 billion stimulus bill passed earlier this year, that President Obama signed, included $8.5 billion going to ACORN? So if Obama didn't know ACORN was getting a lot of federal funding he's admitting that he didn't read the bill. Here's some more words of President Obama and his relationship to ACORN during one of the presidential debates with John McCain. At the beginning of this clip Obama talks about his relationship with William Ayers (another story, another time) and then about one minute and fifty seconds he explains his relationshiop with ACORN...

Obama said, "...the only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them...in making Illinois implement a motor-voter law that helped people get registered at DMV's." In reality, Obama's relationship with ACORN goes back 20 years and are long-time friends. Let me explain...
  1. As a lawyer, Barack Obama did represent ACORN in the motor-voter law as explained above, which has helped hundreds of thousands get registered to vote.

  2. ACORN's political action committee endorsed Obama for president, and his campaign paid an ACORN susidiary $832,000 to help get out the vote.

  3. Pre-law days, Obama was a community organizer and Madeleine Talbot, who at the time was a leader at Chicago ACORN, was so impressed with Obama's organizing skills that she invited him to help train her own staff.

  4. Obama's long service with ACORN led many members to serve as the volunteer shock troops of Obama's early political campaign - his initial 1996 State Senate campaign, and his failed bid for Congress in 2000. With Obama having personally help train a new cadre of Chicago ACORN leaders, by the time of Obama's 2004 U.S. Senate campagin, Obama and ACORN were "old friends."

  5. Chicago ACORN appears to have played a major role in Obama's political advance. Sure enough, a bit of digging into Obama's years in the Illinois State Senate indicates strong concern with ACORN's signature issues.

  6. Obama served on boards of two charitable foundations, the Woods Fund and the Joyce Foundation, which allowed him to help direct tens of millions of dollars in grants to various liberal organizations, including Chicago ACORN, whose endorsement Obama saught and won in his State Senate race.

  7. Obama not only sought and received the endorsement of ACORN's political arm in his local campaigns, he recently accepted ACORN’s endorsement for the presidency, in pursuit of which he reminded ACORN officials of his long-standing ties to the group.
Obama knows exactly who ACORN is and what they are all about. To think otherwise is ludicris.

Here's another video clip of Obama at a community organization event where ACORN was present and his plan for them when he becomes president...

ACORN, and other community organization are going to help "shape the agenda" and give "input" when Obama's in the White House. These community organization and political action groups are part of the "coalition of power" that Obama needs to bring about "redistributive change".

In 2001, on Chicago Public Radio Barack Obama said the following:

Now this is just the tip of the iceberg on what Obama wants to do this country...he said it himself five days before winning the elections: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." I don't think this is the kind of hope and change Obama supporters were expecting.

Main Source: "Inside Obama's Acorn" by Stanley Kurtz - NRO Contributing Editor, May 29, 2008.

Indoctrination of Children

At a New Jersey elementary school kindergarten children are instructed to sing praises to Barack Hussein Obama...

I think that this is totally messed in the head. If this had been one of my children I would be livid and be calling for the resignation or termination of the teacher or teachers responsible for filling my child's mind with blatant pro-Obama propaganda. I believe that our children need to learn U.S. History in school, but not the obvious indoctrination of a particular political figure regardless of who they are or what party of whom they belong. Unbelievable!

A week before this was released another video came out that supposedly has been shown in thousands of schools and religious organizations all across the country. It's called "The Story of Stuff." The full video is over twenty minutes long and can be viewed on their website, but here's a short clip...

The whole video is basically saying how capitalism (free market) is bad and consumption and production is bad and how it's the government's job to take care of every need of the people. The video is also sponsored/made by the Tides Foundation, which is a radical left community organization who's goal is social justice/socialism for our country. More to come about the Tides Foundation...that's a whole other story in and of itself. Unbelievable!


The Race Card

If you have seen, read, or heard the news recently you have probably noticed that the race card is being thrown around like the illegal advice given by ACORN workers to a pimp and prostitute on how to evade taxes and set up a brothel with underage girls from El Salvador. But that's a completely different story in an of itself (see previous posts).

Frankly, I am SICK of people using the "race" card all the time for everything. Mainly, if you oppose Barack Obama and/or any of his policies you're automatically considered a racist. It is absolutely ridiculous! My feeling is when a person accuses another of being a racist they themselves become the accused. My wife is a therapist and she would call it "projecting." Projecting is "giving an outward appearance, in order to avoid a direct connection or to disguise or inflate the real essence." (en.wikionary.org/wiki/projecting)

In other words, these individuals who call others racist feel and act exactly the same way that these so called racists do. According to my wife, it's such a cop-out of not being able to handle and talk about the real issues at hand. Probably because they know deep down in their empty heart and soul they know that we're right and they're wrong. Enough is enough! Unbelievable.


ACORN: The Beginning of the End

If you don't know about ACORN you probably get your news only from NBC, ABC, CBS, or MSNBC because they rarely if ever report anything about ACORN, which stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. FOXNEWS are the only ones reporting on the story.

ACORN in a NUTSHELL - During the 2004, 2008 presidential elections ACORN is being investigated in 15 different states for voter fraud by registering people to vote who had already registered, who didn't even exist, or are dead. ACORN members have been arrested and convicted, but the investigation is still continuing. By the way, Barack Obama used to represent ACORN as a lawyer and helped train their leaders. He continues to be friends with ACORN and gets their input to help shape his agenda in the White House.

Recently, ACORN is again getting unwanted attention. James O'Keefe, an independent film maker and friend Hannah Giles recently went undercover at a Baltimore ACORN housing office as a pimp and prostitute to see if and how far they would receive help for their thriving prostitution/child sex trade business. The two officials in Baltimore gave them advice on how to evade taxes or get around the illegalness of prostitution to make it look legal on paper. They even suggested changing the name of their "business" as a sole proprietorship as a "Performing Artist." Suggestions were also made to claim the 13 El Salvador 13-15 year olds as dependents.

The next day, new video was released from the same "pimp and prostitute" from a different ACORN location...Washington D.C. - our nation's capitol. Same story, same results. Again today, a few days later after the D.C. video surfaced the "pimp" and "prostitute" did a New York ACORN location (no pun intended). Guess what? Same story, same results. So, three different ACORN locations and at all three were given the same direction and advice to get around taxes or advice/help setting up their business by hiding it from the government.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END - Did you know that ACORN is mostly funded by government grants and tax payer money? That being said, we are technically paying for these ACORN officials to help others commit crimes. Since these videos have surfaced the following has taken place:
  1. The Census Bureau has severed ties with ACORN. Yes in the past and up until the last few days ACORN has helped gather census data that happens every decade. Not anymore!
  2. A few congressman in Washington have called for federal investigations into ACORN, particularly with their tax policies and auditing funds received by the government.
  3. Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to stop funding to ACORN's housing department

You would think that a story this big would be featured on the major mainstream news media outlets, but no. One must ask why? Either their clueless and don't see that there is even a story or they're complicit. If these news outlets continue as they do now, we may begin to soon see the beginning of the end for them as well because they won't have any viewers or readers to keep them going.

For information on everything you ever need to know about ACORN including the undercover video visit www.biggovernment.com - one stop shop. Or all you need to do is do a google search for ACORN and do your own research and decide for yourself - you will also find a ton of stuff on the ties between ACORN and President Obama...long time friends.


8 Years Ago Today...

I seriously cannot believe that it has been eight full years since our nation was attacked by ruthless terrorists slamming our own airplanes into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Like me, you will never forget exactly where you were and what you were doing when it seems like our world was falling apart.

Earlier this year President Obama signed into law to make September 11th a "National Day of Service." I whole heatedly believe in serving others and doing what we can to help others, but I think it would better and make sense that today be a "National Day of Remembrance." It almost seems like the people in power want us to forget what happened eight years ago.

Let's go back in time to September 11, 2001. The entire nation was in shock! I remember thinking that it felt like I was watching a movie and in disbelief that someone would attack us. Almost 3,000 people died this day...not only the people working in the towers, but the people who were on the planes and the selfless heroes who risked their lives to save others. Shouldn't we be remembering that and have the day of service on September 12th?

On the 12th America came together. It didn't matter who you were. It didn't matter if you were male or female, straight or gay, black or white, or Democrat or Republican. We came together as a nation that I had never seen before in my then 24 years of life and haven't seen anything like it since. I was working at a book and crafts store at the time and we were sold out of American flags for months as well as every other store in the city, state, and nation! Patriotism was at it's highest and we were willing to do anything to help those in need. Volunteers, giving blood, etc. were at it's highest and continued for months if not years. Never forget.

As we look back on this day eight years ago let's remember those victims and heroes and not desecrate their memory. Tomorrow, do your part to serve someone else and continue to help this nation be the greatest it can be!


Performing Artist Redefined

**Update 9/11/09** After this story broke yesterday, ACORN fired the two Baltimore employees even though they said it was "gotcha journalism" and part of a smear campaign. ACORN also said that this same type of thing happened at three other locations and failed. Oh really? Well TODAY new video is released of the same couple doing the same thing, but this time at the Washington D.C.'s ACORN location. The ACORN employees continued to help and give advisement despite the illegal business that would be conducted. UNBELIEVABLE!

"Performing Artist" defined by Wikipedia: Performance art is art in which the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work. It can happen anywhere, at any time, or for any length of time. Performance art can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body and a relationship between performer and audience.

"Performing Artist" defined by two ACORN employees: A prostitute can be classified to be a performance artist.

It's true. Two Baltimore ACORN employees told an undercover pimp and prostitute that they could classify their work as being a "performing artist" for tax related purposes and continued to give tax advise including how to evade taxes on their "business."

FoxNews not only broke the story and continues to be the only major news outlet reporting this unbelievable story. READ THE FULL STORY HERE. It looks like some other news outlets are starting to catch on, but there was only a short blurb about it on ABCnews.com and NBCnews.com. CBSnews.com didn't have anything on it last time I checked. Why do they continue not to report on major controversial stories?

Other sources: http://www.biggovernment.com/


Presidential Address to Congress - ObamaCare

Missed Obama's address to a joint session of Congress tonight? No worries, read it here.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again...Barack Obama is a very eloquent and persuasive speaker. He definitely delivers a good speech and to the under educated or uninformed person watching this tonight would be on board with the health care reform that President Obama is proposing. Make sure you read the speech and then take a look at this detailed FACT CHECK.

Over and over again and time after time Obama has said that his health care reform bill that you'll be able to keep your doctor and your current health insurance period. Tonight President Obama said, "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have. Let me repeat this: Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have." This time he didn't include "period." This much is true, but what happens when your employer decides to stop carrying their insurance because it's cheaper to "chip in" and then the employees choose the public option. They say the public option will compete with private insurance, but how can they compete with the government when they are both a provider and regulator?

Obama also said this to his "progressive" friends: "I would remind you that for decades, the driving idea behind reform has been to end insurance company abuses and make coverage available for those without it. The public option--the public option in only a means to an end, and we should remain open to other ideas that accomplish our ultimate goal."

What exactly is the ultimate goal? It's not like the progressives/liberals are hiding it...let's hear it from the horses mouth and from others who are close to the President.

Obama in his own words says he's always been a proponent of a single payer health care system...

Obama in his own words says that his health care plan will not eliminate private insurance immediately...

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) tells us the best way to get to a single payer option is through a good public option...

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-ILL) gleefully predicting the death of private insurance at the hands of the federal government...

Don't be fooled! Their ultimate goal is to have a single payer health care option. All they need to do is get their foot in with a "public option." From there, over time, will grow and consume every aspect of health care until the only choice will be the government choice.

Other news of interest on the reaction to Obama's address to Congress:

-FoxNews: Congressman Yells 'You Lie'at Obama During Speech
-CNN: Obama Calls for Congress to Face Health Care Challenges
-NBC: Obama Projects $900 Billion to Fix Health Care
-ABC: President Obama Pushes for Action on Health Care
-CBS: Obama Tells Congress to Stop Bickering
-FoxNews: Obama Urges Health Reform, Offers Some Concessions


Get Health Insurance...or Else!

August recess is officially over. The Senate and House representatives have returned to Washington battling out reform for health care. I watched C-SPAN2 for a little while today and heard discussions from Democratic and Republican Senators for and against health care reform. John McCain pointed out an article in the newspaper that a new proposal is emerging that would require individuals to purchase health care or be fined up to $3,800! Are you kidding me?!

From Yahoo! News: "Just as auto coverage is now mandatory in nearly all states, Baucus would require that all Americans get health insurance once the system is overhauled to make premiums more stable and affordable. Penalties for failing to do so would start at $750 a year for individuals and $1,500 for families. Households making more than three times the federal poverty level — about $66,000 for a family of four — would face the maximum fines. For families, it would be $3,800, and for individuals, $950."

Auto insurance and health insurance and two completely different types of coverage and can't believe they're are even comparing the two. Auto coverage is more for liability events where health insurance is for your personal care. There are millions of Americans who can afford health insurance, but choose not to have it and suddenly they're going to be fined because they don't have it?! ABSURD! Nobody, especially the government should force or require anyone to have health insurance.

Then there's the other side too - what about the individuals who don't have health insurance because they can't afford it? Suddenly they are also fined. How does the government expect them to pay a fine for not having health insurance when they can't afford health insurance in the first place? Obviously this hasn't been thought through and another way that our government is trying to screw us over and shove government run health care down our throats.


A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Van Jones, Green Jobs Czar/self-proclaimed communist/left-wing radical nut job, resigned late Saturday night/early Sunday morning amid controversy of past statements, actions, and beliefs. Despite Obama's critics regarding czars and their appointment without congressional oversight, Obama today announced the creation and appointment of yet another czar...Ron Bloom as a "Manufacturing Czar." ENOUGH OF THE CZARS ALREADY! Unbelievable.

--The Race Card
On my way to work his morning I was listening to a radio program where the host, I forget his name, was discussing President Obama's speech he's going to give to school kids. Indoctrination was being discussed...anyway, to make a long story short this caller basically said that all "you people" don't want Obama to give this speech because he's black. Really? I can't believe that people are still fixated on the color of skin of our president. Not just this guy, but there has been many, even in Washington and celebrities alike who say that anybody who disagrees with Obama's agenda is a racist and because he's black. I could care less. I do care about our President's policies and don't agree with 99% of the time. COLOR DOESN'T MATTER! GET OVER YOURSELF ALREADY! Unbelievable.

--Health Care
The debate isn't over! The current bill H.R. 3200 has gotta go or revised. On this same radio show I was listening to this morning a republican lawmaker was on talking about the 1,000+ page bill, which he actually read. Even though President Obama has said that we can keep our own doctor and private insurance if we want, but in the bill it says differently. In addition, Medigap is buh-bye, and much much more. Plus the individuals trying to push this through hasn't even read it! I'll try and get the audio/transcript...he pointed it out in much more detail.

Obama has always been a proponent of a single health care system that's run by the government. A public option is their doorway to getting it and IT WILL run private insurance out of business. ENOUGH OF THE PUBLIC OPTION ALREADY! IT WILL DRIVE THIS COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND! Unbelievable.

This is another bill that's trying get passed in the middle of the night. It passed the house before the August break and will be going to the Senate soon. Basically this is an energy tax bill that will increase energy costs up to $3,000 per year or more per family! Obama said it himself that his cap-and-trade bill will mean that energy companies will need to retrofit their operation to come to standards, which will cost money and those companies will pass that cost on to consumers. Watch the video here. SO MUCH FOR PROMISING NO TAX INCREASES, EH PRESIDENT OBAMA? Unbelievable.

--5,000 Year Leap
Continuing with the history of our nation and what the Founding Fathers believed, the book I'm reading, The 5,000 Year Leap is very interesting. I'm currently reading about how if our nation was to succeed and prosper with the Constitution and Declaration of Independence the people needed to be moral and virtuous, and they needed to elect virtuous officials. These officials needed to be elected not for self-serving reasons or greed, but to be a servant of the people. Proverbs 29:2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."

From the book I quote: "Samuel Adams knew the price of American survival under a Constitutional form of government when he wrote: 'The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves. (Wells, Life of Samuel Adams, 1:22-23).'"


Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy

Green Jobs Czar and self-proclaimed Communist, Van Jones resigned early Sunday morning amid controversy surrounding past remarks and associations. The call for resignation came from top Republicans when audio/video emerged of Jones calling all Republicans "assholes" and for signing a petition for his belief that the Bush administration was somehow involved with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

I find it interesting it was these two events that really got the ball rolling which led to his resignation and not for other previous statements and beliefs of Jones. Do we not care that he's a self-proclaimed terrorist? Do we not care that he believes that the Green Movement is the vehicle that will change our entire society as we know it? Do we not care that he thinks white people have been poisoning "our immigrants brothers and sisters?"


Also, why aren't we looking at our President Barack Obama? During the second presidential debate with John McCain he said that if you want to know what my beliefs are and where I stand on issues, look at the people that surround me. Does that mean that President Obama believes and thinks the same thing?

This I do know: Obama campaigned as a moderate and promised he's bring the Democratic and Republican parties together, but he has shown he is governing from the far left and is the most radical president we've had in history. It's my belief that Obama knows exactly who Van Jones was and his beliefs fell right in line with his own. Now he'll never say that and will chalk it up just like he did with Reverend Wright. We need to look at other individuals that surround our President.

Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana said, "The Constitution of the United States vests Congress with the responsibility to advise and consent in the appointment of high ranking officials by the president," Pence's statement continued. "To date, President Obama has appointed more than thirty individuals to czar positions within his administration without permitting the Congress or the American people to properly examine their backgrounds or public records." Source

The ball is rolling, and it's about time!


I Pledge Allegiance to the WHAT...?

A neighbor of mine (thanks Steve!) brought this video to my attention today and COULD NOT BELEIVE the propoganda contained within! Last time I checked I pledged my allegiance to "flag of the United States of America" and NOT TO OUR PRESIDENT!!! No, seriously...watch...and see what is being shown to your school children...

Last time I checked, I thought the President and our elected officials in Congress were servants to the people and not the other way around. By the way, the President will be doing a nationwide speech to school children on Tuesday September 8, 2009 to further indoctrinate their young minds. Teachers receive instructions to give to their students on how to help President Obama because he has a really hard and lonely job. Instructions are also given on how to follow up with the children to make sure they are held accountable for their goal setting to help our President. The Federal Education System has suggested that an incentive/reward based program be used to help get the results the President wants from the children.


If you think this is ridiculuous, insane, and think that the President is the people's servant, please spread the word!
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