Banning Christmas from the Capitol Christmas Tree

Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) called on Arizona state and federal officials on Monday to stop enforcing a requirement prohibiting the state’s schoolchildren from expressing religious viewpoints through Christmas themes while decorating ornaments for the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree.

Arizona was chosen this year to present 4,000 handcrafted ornaments made by elementary, middle-school, and high-school students to decorate Washington, D.C.’s annual Christmas tree.

Guidelines for the ornaments include specifications for their size, weight, composition, and the directive that “Ornaments cannot reflect a religious or political theme… Instead share your interpretation of our theme ‘Arizona’s Gift, from the Grand Canyon State.'”

In a letter to federal and state officials, including Arizona Governor Janice Brewer, ADF attorneys demanded that they abandon the discrimination against religious viewpoints.

“Banning Christmas from the Capitol Christmas tree is just absurd. Christian students shouldn’t be discriminated against for expressing their religious beliefs,” said ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Jonathan Scruggs.  LINK

Can’t you just hear the carols?  “O-Bama Tree, O-Bama Tree …”

h/t Gateway Pundit

Government school teaches children to worship obama

You may have already seen this video circulating on the web.  To me, it is completely creepy.  Makes my skin crawl.

I know my Baptist friends told me I was crazy when I suggested that this man is the Anti-messiah.

I’ve been consistent on this since obama’s Super Tuesday speech.  Remember?

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Blasphemous.

What else could you call him?

False prophet?

The 12th  Mahdi?

I don’t know.  But every fiber of my being tells me to resist this man, his followers, and his message, every step of the way.

No backing down.  No compromise.  Never.

Obama’s brain

President Obama’s extensive use of the teleprompter is so pervasive that even the NYT notices (even as they try to explain it away).

Presidents have been using teleprompters for more than half a century, but none relied on them as extensively as Mr. Obama has so far. While presidents typically have used them for their most important speeches to the nation — an inauguration, a State of the Union or an Oval Office address — Mr. Obama uses them for everyday routine announcements, and even for the opening statement at his news conference.

He used them during a visit to a Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Ill. He used them to make brief remarks at the opening of his “fiscal responsibility summit.” He used them during a visit to the Interior Department to discuss endangered species, even as he recalled a visit to some national parks as an 11-year-old. “That was an experience I will never forget,” he said, reading from the teleprompter.

Early on in the Bush administration, Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote the highly critical tome “Bush’s Brain” which castigated Bush as having no original thoughts, and identified Karl Rove as the evil power behind the throne.  Now that the Times has noticed the vacuity and lack of sponteneity of the messiah, can we expect a new book from Ms Dowd?


Weekend Link dump

Red Alert: Confidential witness ready to blow up Clinton and Holder confirmations with dirt on the Marc Rich pardon, Doug Ross

I can’t think of a better way for Obama to finally be rid of Her Thighness than to have her publicly humiliated with this garbage.

But then, Obama wouldn’t be behind this. No. Never. Henh.

A Libertarian Defense of Social Conservatism, By Randall Hoven

I’m still searching for the mythical creature that is the “financially conservative, socially liberal” politician. In virtually every case, the pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage politician is the first to vote against a tax cut, the first to vote for more spending and quick to compromise principles on any issue there is.

Using the National Journal’s ratings of Senators in 2007 , the correlation coefficient between “economic” scores and “social” scores is 90%. That means they almost always go together; financial conservatives are social conservatives and vice versa. Every Senator scoring above 60 in economic issues, scored above 50 in social ones. Every Senator scoring below 40 in economic issues, scored below 50 in social ones. If there is such an animal as a “financial conservative, social liberal”, it does not exist in the US Senate.

NBC News Obtains Videotape of 9/11 Hijacker Being Coached by al-Qaida Handlers, Breitbart

Who knew the evil Chimpy McHaliburton could be so devious? Chances are, the emergence of this tape will make little difference to the troofers and at least half the democrats in NY.

Muslim Fanatics ‘Hijack British Prison’, Daily (uk) Express

MUSLIM prisoners have launched a reign of terror inside a top security British jail.

The fanatics are forcing fellow inmates to convert to Islam or face punishment beatings.

One man who stood up to the thugs was branded with a lump of hot metal, according to a prison source.

The crisis at Whitemoor jail in Cambridgeshire has led to calls by staff for the 100 Muslim inmates there to be dispersed to other prisons round the country.

Some Al Qaeda supporters have set up a kangaroo court, sitting in judgment on prisoners and ordering punishments, the source said.

Hawaiian officials admit withholding Obama’s original BC, Israel Insider

Now it’s pretty apparent why Barack Obama made his sudden, last minute visit to Honolulu. It wasn’t Granny’s health problems that interested him but Hawaii’s Health Department.

The strategy may have backfired. A statement by Hawaiian officials Friday that they have seen but won’t release an “original” birth certificate that has never been released raises more questions than it answers.

Time for a Bank Holiday, The Nation

Here is the ugly, unofficial truth that neither Wall Street nor the government will acknowledge: the pinnacle of the US financial system is broke–with perhaps $2 trillion in rotten financial assets on the books. Nobody knows, exactly. The bankers won’t say, and regulators won’t ask, or at least don’t dare tell the public. Official silence naturally feeds the conviction that banking’s problems are far worse than we’ve been told. The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College puts it plainly: “It is probable that many and perhaps most financial institutions are insolvent today–with a black hole of negative net worth that would swallow Paulson’s entire $700 billion in one gulp.”

The World is Coming to an End (And it might even have a happy ending), Financial Sense Univ

We are facing a depression that will rival that of the Great Depression of the 1920’s and may more closely resemble the Greater Depression of 1873.

There are going to be stock market rallies within this bear market, and that will be the time for those still holding and hoping to get out before the bear really begins to claw in 2009.

Before this secular Bear Market is over, we are going to new lows in all indices, more than 3500 banks will close, unemployment will surge, there will be violence in the streets and people will kill you to get what you have.


UBS may need extra bailout, swissinfo

Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS, could receive another bailout if it faces more difficulties under the global financial crisis, the Federal Banking Commission says.

So, who’s next in the bailout parade?


Citi to get bailout,
WSJ

WASHINGTON – The federal government agreed Sunday to take unprecedented steps to stabilize Citigroup Inc. by moving to guarantee close to $300 billion in troubled assets weighing on the bank’s books, according to people familiar with details of the plan.

Treasury has agreed to inject an additional $20 billion in capital into Citigroup under terms of the deal hashed out between the bank, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Treasury officials will charge a higher interest rate for the capital injection — 8% for the first few years — than it has charged to dozens of other banks now borrowing money under the government’s the $700 billion rescue package approved by Congress last month.

It is up to the Christians

I was reading an article over at Politico a few days ago which talked about obama’s appeal to church-going Christians. Or, should I say, his lack of appeal to church-going Christians.

In spite of all that has been written and talked about the obama outreach effort to evangelical voters, only 28% if this large demographic group is planning to vote for obama. In fact, that number is slightly less than John Kerry received 4 years ago. How significant is this? The evangelical vote is about one third of the electorate. This is good news for John McCain.

Should anyone be surprised? I really don’t think so.

The obama campaign is offensive to Christians on many levels. Certainly the Right to Life is a large part of that. Even more so, I think, is the messiah-like worship that obama’s supporters have given to him. 0bama himself has done nothing at all to discourage them, and actually seems to revel in it.

It is the type of behavior that leaves a large portion of the evangelical right wondering if we are seeing the rise of the antichrist.

I don’t use those words easily, and just seeing them on screen gives me pause.

He can still be defeated.

This year, more than ever, it is up to the Christians.

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Time to throw auntie under the bus

Yesterday, I wrote a short post about Obama’s aunt who was revealed to be living in a housing project in Boston…

if this were John McCain’s or Sarah Palin’s aunt, do you think we would be reading about it in a British newspaper, only days before the election?

Somehow, I get the feeling that MSNBC snd CNN would have run weeks worth of in depth interviews. But, since it really doesn’t reflect well on Obama, it just gets ignored.

I suppose being embarrassed by the British press was enough to get the AP moving….

Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman who has been quietly living in public housing in Boston, is in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, The Associated Press has learned.

Imagine that. Heh™ .

Time to throw auntie under Obama’s bus

(photoshop by mypetjawa)

The last line of the AP article was interesting“It was not immediately clear how Onyango might have qualified for public housing with a standing deportation order.”

Dang. I’m going to have to think hard about that one. BWAHAHAAAA

The Obamafia gets “in their face”

Recently this website has witnessed Chicago machine-thuggery responding to obama’s exhortation to get in their face. Attempting not only to harass and intimidate, but also to deflect attention from the lack of any substantial record of the community-organizer CIC-wannabe, the Obamafia’s thuggery is truly disgusting.

But given the record of their candidate, it no wonder.

What little record exists is in direct opposition to the messiah-like claims of healing and cooperation.

Some facts about Obama’s record:

Source: 1998 IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998

Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”

Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government.

Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.

Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship.

Provide funding for social services for non-citizens. Obama co-sponsored providing funding for social services for non-citizens.

Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. Obama scores 8% by USBC on immigration issues
(U.S. Border Control, founded in 1988, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, citizen’s lobby. USBC is dedicated to ending illegal immigration by securing our nation’s borders and reforming our immigration policies. USBC [works with] Congressmen to stop amnesty; seal our borders against terrorism and illegal immigration; and, preserve our nation’s language, culture and American way of life for future generations)

On Abortion: He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion — a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called “too close to infanticide.”

Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion. And now Obama has oddly claimed he would not want his daughters to be “punished with a baby” because of a crisis pregnancy

In 1972, Alinsky warned the Black Panthers and SDS that their tactics would fail, and that if they continued they would end up dead. He said that the only way to bring their brand of radical change to America was to organize the middle class, and empower community groups with massive infusions of cash.

Fast-forward to 2008:  ACORN is flush with cash (along with numerous investigations and allegations of monumental fraud), and middle class thugs are trying to suppress the free speech rights of anyone who would oppose the dear leader.

Be warned. This battle is far from over. In fact, the political Right is only now waking up to the threat. In the next two weeks, the tide will turn decisively in favor of traditional American values.

Have faith.

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Another week in the can

What can I say about the first full week of October 2008? Interesting? Memorable? Historic? Unsettling?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

On the blog front, we’ve even had another of those Red Letter Days in Nukedom. And, although it can’t really compare with having a pickle named after us by The Speed Shop Deli (in the Free State of Jefferson, natch), being called a “Religious Right Wingnut” by the dailyKos is certainly a badge of honor, and one not soon forgotten.

On to more interesting moments, and a true study in contrasts: First, a post from Chris Buckley offering his endorsement of “The One.” This is a disappointment, but frankly, only because of his last name.

So Chris…You don’t like the ticket, fine. I understand. There is nothing at all wrong with observing the time honored Southern tradition of going fishing on Election Day. Instead, you have decided to make it all about you, thus prodding those of us who respect your family name to question not your sincerity, but your motives.

Next, a truly inspiring article from blogger who describes seeing Sarah Palin in person. Here is an excerpt, but you really need to read it all.

As we were all starting to get a little anxious waiting for Sarah to appear, a speaker came on stage to let us know that when Sarah did finally arrive it would be something special, that she would be making a grand entrance.

AND SHE DID!

Suddenly the video screens showed the Straight Talk Express turning into the complex. The crowd went wild. And then something happened that totally blew me away. The bus actually drove into the Roberts Centre and suddenly with dry ice clouds and a great light show Sarah stepped out of the bus and onto the stage. It was better than any rock show I have ever attended.

As the economic de-leveraging and electoral madness approach a twin crescendo of epic proportions, I leave you with these words of encouragement:

Have Faith, my friends.

Obama the criminal

A couple of interesting articles for your reading pleasure. They should both cause a disturbance in the force, that is if they are not drowned out by the Lehman derivative settlements.

Speaking of which, I’m still wondering where our financial institutions are going to come up with the $350 Billion needed to settle Lehman. OK, I’m not really wondering. In fact, I think we will see the nationalization of the banking industry (at least temporarily) wihin a week’s time. After trillions of wealth have evaporated in the equity markets, and more bailout money yet to come, I’m thinking the Treasury royally screwed the pooch by letting Lehman fail. (Update 10:40 am: we’ve got a mark on Lehman, brings total close to $375 billion)  (update2 9:00 pmTimes UK puts it at $365 billion)

First up is from the Wash Times, “Obama tried to sway Iraqis on Bush deal”

At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn’t be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.

Mr. Obama’s conversations with the Iraqi leaders, confirmed to The Washington Times by his campaign aides, began just two weeks after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June and stirred controversy over the appropriateness of a White House candidate’s contacts with foreign governments while the sitting president is conducting a war.

And more on the Acorn connection. Seems like the Obamahdi “forgot” to report the $800,000 donation to the Fraudsters at Acorn…

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports.

An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in “get-out-the-vote” projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.

Crooked bastids. Lock ‘em up.
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Krauthammer nails it

Today’s column by Charles Krauthammer gets to the meat of why the Ayers association is relevant, and why it is sticking to Obama’s suddenly un-teflon facade.  Here is a long excerpt

Obama’s political career was launched with Ayers giving him a fundraiser in his living room. If a Republican candidate had launched his political career at the home of an abortion-clinic bomber — even a repentant one — he would not have been able to run for dogcatcher in Podunk. And Ayers shows no remorse. His only regret is that he “didn’t do enough.”

Why are these associations important? Do I think Obama is as corrupt as Rezko? Or shares Wright’s angry racism or Ayers’s unreconstructed 1960s radicalism?

No. But that does not make these associations irrelevant. They tell us two important things about Obama.

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Calypso Louis calls Obama “Messiah”

Louis Farrakhan calls Barack Hussein Obama “the messiah” (although I think the 12th mahdi might be more accurate).

Beck presents: Obama National Anthem

Children singing hymns to Obama

Another homerun from The People’s Cube.

Sarah Palin is better than Obama

Hoping for change? McCain +10

A new Rasmussen national telephone survey shows that the approval ratings for the current do-nothing Congress has tied the all-time low.

“Just nine percent (9%) of Likely Voters give Congress positive ratings, while 51% say it’s doing a poor job.” source

I find it interesting that the most liberal member of the Senate, Barack Obama, has in fact voted with the Democrat leadership 92% of the time in his brief career.

And, speaking of polling data, Drudge is reporting the USA Today/Gallup poll of likely voters showing a whopping 10 point lead for McCain-Palin. Going into the RNC, McCain was down by as much as 8 points in some polls. To go up by 10 at this point shows just how enthusiastically the American people have embraced Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

It also adds fuel to the dump Biden movement.

Thursday Open

courtesy of Mad Magazine

Where there’s smoke

Is Barack Obama a Muslim?

Does it matter?

This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed the boy’s religion as Islam.(AP Photo/ Tatan Syuflana)

source

So, what do you think? Is he a Muslim? His step-father certainly thought so.

Does it matter? I would find it difficult to believe that anyone who has been even half-awake for the last seven years wouldn’t agree that it matters. It matters a lot.

h/t Free Republic

More plagiarism from Obama

The “O” Salute left me wondering, “Where have I seen that before?”

Big hat-tip to n2l (via Gateway Pundit) for providing the answer: Trekkies will recognize the salute as a rip-off from “The Way To Eden”.

Obama plagiarizes Star Trek

Obama plagiarizes Star Trek

In this episode, a group of space hippies are in search of Utopian Bliss in a world known as “Eden.” All the cool space hippies use the “O” salute. And if you ain’t cool, you’re a “herbert.”

Their search for Utopia ends tragically, but as all good liberals know, the end results don’t matter as long as your intentions are good.

The Obama candidacy is turning into a bad joke, a Disneyesque re-creation of the worst of the 60’s.

Update: Man, talk about overconfidence.

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You can’t fix stupid, Itza Shokka, Bits and Pieces: WFFOT

A recurring theme for this soon-to-be triple-digit, steamy, southern Summer weekend ….

You Can’t Fix Stupid (Part 1)

“Despite the devastation hurricanes Katrina and Rita wrought on Louisiana in 2005, a large number of coastal residents still say they would refuse to evacuate if another hurricane zeroes in on the state, a Harvard University survey shows.”

You Can’t Fix Stupid (St. Pancake edition)

Moonbats attempt to break Gaza blockade … “Taking the protest against the Gaza blockade to a new level, two boats packed with foreign left-wing activists will attempt to sail from Cyprus to the sealed Gaza harbor in two weeks’ time.

The operation is being directed by members of the International Solidarity Movement and the Israeli Commission against House Demolitions.”

You Can’t Fix Stupid (Obamessiah edition) … Barry Soetoro’s global wealth redistribution plan, S.2433, has been placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar for pending debate.

“Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media has published a critique asserting that while the Global Poverty Act sounds nice, the adoption could “result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States” and would make levels “of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the UN.”

You Cant Fix Stupid (Paleo edition) … “

The Palestinian Authority has come up with yet another wild accusation about Israel. Two PA newspapers – one directly controlled by the office of PA President Mahmoud Abbas – are accusing Israel of releasing rats with supernatural qualities to chase away the Arab residents of Jerusalem.
According to the PA papers, the Israeli-Jerusalem rat is:
1. Immune to rat poison;
2. Aggressive and larger than usual;
3. Unafraid of cats and able to scare them away;
4. Highly fertile — female rat gives birth to 140 babies a year, four times the normal average;
5. Highly selective — Jewish residents of Jerusalem apparently are not affected by these rats.


You Can’t Fix Stupid (UN Edition)
… UN tells Brits, “you must be nicer to Muslims … “Britain was told yesterday by a United Nations committee to take firm action to combat ‘negative public attitudes’ towards Muslims.

The nine-member human rights committee also criticised some of the UK’s antiterror measures.

The body, which is composed of legal experts, said it was concerned ‘ negative public attitudes towards Muslim members of society’ continued to develop in Britain.”

It is a complete mystery to me why anyone might have a “negative attititude” towards Muslims. /s

You Can’t Fix Stupid (Moonbat edition) John Hawkins takes a quick trip in his time machine and brings us this memory jogger… “What Democrats Were Saying About The Surge” …

Wesley Clark, — Hillary Clinton, — Howard Dean, — Christopher Dodd,Dick Durbin,Ted Kennedy, — John Kerry, — John Murtha, — Barack Obama,– Nancy Pelosi

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Itza Shokka! … Media Favors Dems 100-1

“The contributions of individuals who reported being employed by major media organizations are listed in the nearby table. (Click To Enlarge)

The contributions add up to $315,533 to Democrats and $22,656 to Republicans — most of that to Ron Paul, who was supported by many liberals as a stalking horse to John McCain, a la Rush Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos with Hillary and Obama.

What is truly remarkable about the list is that, discounting contributions to Paul and Rudy Giuliani, who was a favorite son for many folks in the media, the totals look like this: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans (four individuals who donated to McCain).

Itza Shokka! (Part 2) Guess Who? Hint: They probably used their supernatural rats in this operation … Hizbullah convoy likely hit in Iran … “A mysterious explosion in a suburb of Teheran that killed 15 people last Saturday was likely an attack on a Iranian military convoy carrying arms to Hizbullah, the Telegraph reported Friday.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards imposed a news black-out immediately after the blast, but the UK newspaper reported that it looked like sabotage was responsible for destroying the convoy as it traveled through Khavarshahar.

Bits and Pieces… “just buying gas that others won’t buy” … Gas and diesel prices at less than $3/gal? Yup, and a lot of Texicans are taking advantage…

“The cross-border commerce is raising the ire of some Mexican fuel consumers in Juarez; they don’t like the idea of U.S. consumers taking advantage of fuel prices kept artificially low courtesy of their own tax dollars.”

Speaking of the Mexican border, I don’t know how I missed this … “Last week,columnist Paul Weyrich reported that there is credible evidence that Osama bin Laden has acquired twenty suitcase-sized nuclear bombs from Chechen rebels in the former Soviet Union and smuggled them into the United States by way of the Mexican border.”

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Happy 200K Open Thread

Since October 06 on WordPress, with visits from our Contributors excluded from the counter, 200K is a nice number for our small but dedicated blogsite.

Thank you readers.

On another note, I was watching a TV movie that had the following song in the closing credits, and I thought to myself, “Dang. That’s sounds like a great theme song for the Obama Cult.”

So I did a quick search and discovered that someone else had the same idea. It’s pretty good, too.

Kentucky Blowout

Hillary Clinton opened a giant-sized can of W.A. on Barack H. Obama tonight in the Kentucky Democratic Primary. It’s hard to imagine how the Obama campaign can spin any type of positive message coming out of the Bluegrass State, as their hopes now are hanging on a large margin of victory in Oregon.

Even though BHO expects to earn enough delegate votes to put him over the top tonight, his loss of momentum, and the growing negative perception of his viability as the presumptive Democrat nominee is troubling to many voters. Suffering another West Virginia-style drubbing, especially among white voters, Obama simply cannot put Hillary away.

With 90% of the votes in, Clinton has a whopping 35 point lead.

CNN reports some interesting exit polls, which suggest a bitter divide between the two camps.

Two-thirds of Clinton’s supporters there said they would vote Republican or not vote at all rather than for Obama, according to the polls.

Forty-one percent of Clinton supporters said they’d cast their vote for John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, and 23 percent said they would not vote at all.

Just 33 percent said they would back Obama in the general election, according to the polls.

Those numbers are even worse for Obama than in West Virginia one week ago, where 36 percent of Clinton voters said they would back him in the fall.

More: video–Clinton not out yet

Barack Obama’s anti-gun friends at the Joyce Foundation

I ran across an interesting blurb over at Free Republic, and I thought it was worth bringing to your attention…

The source is David Horowitz’s most excellent “Discover the Networks” website .

Beatrice Joyce Kean established the Joyce Foundation in 1948 after accumulating hundreds of millions of dollars in the lumber industry (via family-owned timberlands, plywood and saw mills, and wholesale and retail building-material distribution facilities). During her lifetime, most of Ms. Kean’s modestly small philanthropic gifts were to apolitical recipients such as hospitals and health organizations. After her death in 1972, a professional staff took control of the Foundation and began to move it toward the political left. At first, universities and cultural institutions were added to its roster of grant recipients. A few years later, radical environmentalist and conservation groups entered the picture, as eventually did organizations dedicated to social justice, prison reform, and increased funding for government and social services, particularly for minorities. A notable recent member of the Joyce Foundation’s Board of Directors was Barack Obama, who ran successfully as the Democratic candidate for an Illinois Senate seat in 2004.

Today the Joyce Foundation seeks to “suppor[t] efforts to protect the natural environment of the Great Lakes, to reduce poverty and violence in the region, and to ensure that its people have access to good schools, decent jobs, and a diverse and thriving culture.” The Foundation has six main Giving Programs toward which it directs its philanthropy:

(a) The Environmental Program funds organizations that oppose the use of land for such endeavors as logging, mining, construction, and oil exploration; many of these groups are hostile to a capitalist economic model as well. The Environmental Program warns of global warming — which it attributes largely to pollution created by industrial endeavors — and advocates the increased use of bicycles and mass transit as transportation alternatives to cars.

(b) The Anti-Gun Program seeks to drive small gun dealerships out of business by placing the firearms industry completely under consumer product health and safety oversight. It misrepresents the findings of research on gun-related deaths by failing to distinguish between gun-related deaths among inner-city gang members, where the death rates from shootings are astronomical, and gun-related deaths among members of the general population, which are relatively rare. As a result, it depicts gun violence as a national epidemic, thereby creating a perceived justification for what it hopes will be the erosion of Second Amendment rights.

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