Sharpton Annual Conference Again Heavily Corporate-Funded

Carl Horowitz of the National Legal and Policy Center has an interesting article about all the  myopic major corporations that sponsored the recent convention of National Action Network.  The group is headed by the truly awful charlatan and race huckster Al Sharpton. It begins this way:

Whatever else might be said of Reverend Al Sharpton, when he throws a party, he does it in style. The 14th annual conference of his New York-based nonprofit National Action Network (NAN) last month in Washington, D.C. during April 11-14 was no exception. Once more, corporations and to a lesser extent unions paid most of the tab for a well-choreographed event that featured dozens of speakers and panelists eager to affirm the aggressive black identity politics of their host. The plenary address by Attorney General Eric Holder, followed by a panel on legal issues, amounted to a group manifesto for the arrest of George Zimmerman for the highly-publicized killing – evidence points toward self-defense – of a black Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, to the delight of virtually all attendees, was arrested that day on a state second-degree murder charge.

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Soros Election-Rigging Project Dies? The mysterious disappearance of the Secretary of State Project.

I have a piece in the American SpectatorSoros Election-Rigging Project Dies? The mysterious disappearance of the Secretary of State Project.

Here is how it begins:

Soros Election-Rigging Project Dies?

By Matthew Vadum

The mysterious disappearance of the Secretary of State Project.

Whatever happened to the left-wing Secretary of State Project liberals promised would save our elections from the dirty tricks of those dang lowdown, yellow-bellied, lily-livered Republicans?

The evidence now suggests that the election-stealing, George Soros-funded so-called “527” political committee is dead, or perhaps just deeply sedated. This group that section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code allows to accept unlimited financial contributions was created solely to rig elections for Democrats.

It accomplishes this by electing permissive liberal Democrats as secretaries of state. In most states the secretary of state is the chief elections officer, so putting left-wingers in the often-overlooked but critically important office allows these political radicals to manipulate the electoral process. This is what liberals call “election protection.”

Billionaire donor Soros, whom Saturday Night Live has mocked as the “owner” of the Democratic Party, underwrote the Secretary of State Project in order to help Democrats gain an unfair advantage on Election Day. Soros and progressives all across the fruited plain believe with a religious fervor that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 (Katherine Harris) and in Ohio in 2004 (Ken Blackwell). […]

Read the whole thing at the American Spectator.

AFP ad highlights wasteful “green energy” spending

Americans for Prosperity unveiled a new “Wasteful Spending” ad taking the Obama administration to task for wasting taxpayer money.

The ad states that billions of stimulus dollars have been doled out to foreign companies.  Money has gone to so-called green energy projects outside the U.S.   The ad (which may be viewed here) is scheduled to run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Virginia over the coming two weeks.

“President Obama’s misguided political ideology of picking winners and losers in the marketplace continues to waste billions of taxpayer dollars by bankrolling politically-favored energy companies,” said Slade O’Brien, AFP-Florida State Director.  “What’s worse is that many of these companies aren’t even in America, handing over American tax dollars to foreign countries.”

“This ad is not a one-time event – it’s one piece of a comprehensive public education and grassroots advocacy effort,” said AFP President Tim Phillips.  “Politicians who oppose fiscal accountability, job creation, and commonsense energy solutions should take notice, because taxpayers certainly will.”






No joke: Fox News sponsored Al Sharpton’s convention!

Strange but true:

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. was an official sponsor of the National Action Network’s annual convention here in Washington, D.C., from April 11 through 14. NAN is the radical Alinskyite pressure group headed by race hustler Al Sharpton.

A full-page ad from News Corp. appears in the glossy, expensive-looking program NAN handed out at the confab, as noted by Dana Milbank. News Corp. owns Fox News, Harper Collins, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Sharpton appreciates the irony. “They bash me on Fox News,” he said. “But they sponsor my conference.”



Town Hall on Terror

Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and the David Horowitz Freedom Center are sponsoring an upcoming “Town Hall on Terror,” the first in a series of Town Hall meetings in the Los Angeles, California area.

Here’s the tagline for the May 1 event:

In its own words, the Muslim Brotherhood is engaged in a “grand Jihad” with the intention of “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” Like it or not, we are in a showdown with evil. But what exactly is the nature of the threat we face and how can we best confront it?

The event will be hosted by Front Page Magazine editor Jamie Glazov.

The four panelists scheduled to kick off the discussion are:

Nonie Darwish, author of the new book The Devil We Don’t Know

Mark Tapson, Shillman Journalism Fellow at David Horowitz Freedom Center

Bosch Fawstin, creator of the superhero Pigman, the jihadist’s worst nightmare

Dwight Schultz, Hollywood actor and expert on Hollywood and media bias

Here are the particulars:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

6:30 p.m. Sign in
7p.m. Start of program

Sherman Oaks Woman’s Club
4808 Kester Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

$20 per person – cash or check at the door

Register by email at
For more information call 818-704-0523

Federal Tax Dollars Indirectly Fund Organization Leading Assault on ALEC

Joel Griffith has an item in Red State this morning that’s worth looking at.

He writes that the Center for Media and Democracy is leading the charge against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization” dedicated to advancing limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty.”  The Center is funded by the taxpayer-supported radical money-laundering outfit known as the Tides Foundation.