Archive for July, 2008

What it Means to be a Community Organizer

Author: Rory B. Bellows

The most important question this year is who exactly is Barack Obama? Obama likes to tout his days as a Chicago Community Organizer as evidence of him being a new kind of politician. Obama is never very specific on what he did or even what a community organizer’s job is. Here is an article by a fellow community organizer spelling out the job’s duties. Community organizers do not organize block parties and little leagues. They are political animals. The author does a nice job of spelling that part out, but she fails to go in-depth on what it means to follow in the footsteps of Saul Alinsky.

By describing what an organizer does-agitate for radical redistributive programs- you get a clear picture into the political philosophy of people who go into the community organizing field. They are radicals and marxists. Alinsky himself was a leftist revolutionary figure, and those who followed him are nothing more than leftovers from the radical movements of the 60s. Alinsky philosophy was undercover revoution. His minions were to present themselves not as they were, but as what people wanted to see. Does that sound familiar? Obama even uses this tactic to descibe himself in his books when he says he is a blank slate for people to project what they want him to be.

Obama is a leftist radical. There is good reason to suspect that deep down he is a marxist. The curtain on this fraud needs to pulled back or we are going to end up in America that has a third world standard of living forced upon us by Obama’s quest for economic justice and “fairness” in the tax code.


Good To See Cops Are Here to Serve And Protect

Author: Rory B. Bellows

The guy on the bike was arrested and charged with attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Sharpe James Given a Slap on the Wrist

Author: Rory B. Bellows

A New Jersey Judge ignored the long standing corruption and shady practices of Mayor Sharpe James and instead allowed his bleeding heart to be won over by “character” witnesses for the former Mayor of Newark who abused public trust and fattened his wallet. Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James was sentenced to 27 months in prison because the Judge William J. Martini decided the only victim in James scheme to steer development contracts to his girlfriend was the public trust. Not for nothing, but violating the public trust is the most serious offense an official can commit.

Russia Gets It Right: “Learn to Use a Computer or Be Fired”

Author: Kari

If you don’t learn to use a computer, you’re fired, according to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.  Finally, someone who’s not afraid to set standards and propel their country forward.

Computers are a staple in American businesses and have been so for more than a decade now.  Students have been learning to use them in school for at least twenty years.  We have become so reliant on them that a typical American business would buckle without them – or at least, have to completely restructure itself.  Just imagine, how would you do your job if you did not have a computer for a week? 

This is why it is so unbelievable that there are so many workers who are completely computer-illiterate.  I mean literally, I have seen people in state offices chicken-pecking at the computer because they can’t type – WPM at 25, tops.  I have heard conversations by people truly baffled by the difference between Save and Save As, and the consequences of each.  I myself have been asked to do projects because the person assigned to the project cannot set up the table on Word that the project requires – and while I did the project the person assigned to it putzed around the office until I was finished – aka, did nothing. The amount by which work efficiency exponentially increases when an office is computer-savvy really cannot be underestimated, and the refusal of people to learn is absolutely a cause for firing.

“You either learn it or we say good-bye to you,’ he said. ‘We don’t offer jobs to people who can’t read of write, do we? And possession of user skills is just the same thing today.'”  

When an employer looks at a person to hire, sure they look at their schooling to make sure they have been well-educated.  They don’t look at whether this person can read or write, because it is assumed they can.  It is sometimes assumed that they can use computers, because young people now have pretty much grown up on them, and because computers are so necessary in the workplace.  An employer is not going to ask you to recite the US Presidents in order because you got an A in history, but he may ask you to work on a project that ties in former presidents with current and future presidents. Why? You didn’t learn that in school, so why should you be expected to be capable of such things?

Because you demonstrated by getting high grades in school that you are capable of learning new things. That’s what it’s all about. Nothing remains static in this world, and for people who are being paid to do work to remain static in how they do their job is ludicrous. Well, if we want to have the same standard of living forever then sure, we can let older people just sit at their desks shuffling paper around all day because they’ve been around a long time, and they’re too old to learn new things. America did not became the most lucrative, highest standard of living country in the world by doing the same old thing. We pushed and we learned and we worked hard and we reaped the benefits. No reason to get lazy now.

The Race Being About Obama is McCain’s Only Chance to Win

Author: Rory B. Bellows

I’m not quite sure how the McCain campaign ended up being in the exact position they wanted to be in, but they are executing the only winning strategy they have.  Sometimes you’d rather be lucky than good, and in this case McCain ended up with the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  The MSM has adopted the posture that the race is a referendum on Obama.

The race being about Obama is the only way McCain can win.  The USA Today/Gallup poll showing McCain up by 4 points despite blanket news media coverage of Obama’s foreign trip is evidence of this. McCain needs to stop trying to shame the news media into covering his campaign, and he needs to stop daring Obama to appear with him at a townhall meeting.  Cindy has 9 vacations homes.  The McCains should pick one and stay there until the day after the election.

McCain Up 4 on Obama

Author: Rory B. Bellows

A media blackout was the best thing for the McCain campaign. While the press and european socialists swooned over Barack Obama’s world tour, Americans were turned off. John McCain now leads Senator Obama by 4 points among likely voters in the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll.

The less John McCain is visible the better. Republicans are not enthusiastic about his candidacy and the general public does not want a Republican in the White House come January 2009. The less McCain is seen, the less Republicans will remember they don’t like him and the less the general public will know that he is a Republican.

Boss Ferriero’s Millions

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Begren County Democratic Boss, Joe Ferriero is in the cross-hairs of federal investigators. The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners received a subpoena in the federal investigation into the Bergen County Boss and his politically connected consulting firm. Records showed Ferriero and his law firm received $4.2 million from 2002-2006 from the Passaic County Sewerage Commissioners for being the agency’s General Counsel.