Saturday, June 22, 2013

ObamaCare Finances AstroTurf Union Event in San Diego

We Will Be Heard Astroturf

On Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30 AM ObamaCare busses will pick up, feed, deliver and pay AstroTurf all over San Diego, CA to participate in a union rally. Tax money is financing this effort because it relates to union pay increases for home care workers. It is all part of the corruption of health care via the Affordable Care Act.

The following email calls for community organizers to find poor and Spanish speaking people to participate in the rally. We redacted some information to respect privacy. Highlights, bold and underline are ours. Click to enlarge.

Community Organizer APB for Astroturf

The group organizing the event, the UDW, included the fliers in English and Spanish.  It is an "all points bulletin" to other community organizers to help find and bus in people who have no idea what the rally is even about. In truth, it is about union pay raises from the County Supervisors. Here is the list of bus pick up points:
ObamaCare AstroTurf Bus

Pick up locations:

H Street Trolley Station
745 H Street
Chula Vista, Ca 91910

Palm Avenue Trolley Station
2340 Palm Avenue Nestor, Ca 92154

K Mart Parking Lot
5405 University Avenue San Diego, Ca 92105

K Mart Parking Lot
935 Sweetwater Road
Spring Valley, Ca 91977

24 Hour Fitness Parking Lot
College Grove Shopping Center
6348 College Grove Way San Diego, Ca 92115

**All busses will depart at 7:30 a.m.

Astroturf Get on The Bus

Financed By ObamaCare

This is a common, despicable and dishonest union/far-left tactic. What is more outrageous is that we uncovered evidence that this may be financed by ObamaCare tax dollars. Nearly $200 million secretly funneled to unions and far left groups in California alone as "outreach" for ObamaCare. The process in California's one party system is so corrupt that the legislature made the funding exempt from Califonia's open-records laws.

The groups involved in the ObamaCare "outreach" program met with Governor Brown on February 1st, 2013 to strategize in a "HEALTH CARE REFORM STAKEHOLDER GROUP."  The not-so-public meeting included the following agenda items (per  DOnetworks):
*      Such an expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility could add over 1.4 million more persons to the Medi-Cal program by 2019 according to the Brown Administration and legislative budget committee staff analysis. The state's current Medi-Cal enrollment is over 8.3 million persons. Under 2 million of that number are persons with disabilities (including developmental), the blind and seniors.

*      Sometimes referred to as "Obamacare" but formally known as the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", the landmark federal law authorized, but after last June's US Supreme Court ruling, did not require, the states to implement such an eligibility expansion of their Medicaid program.
Included in the discussion are the major recipients of ObamaCare "outreach" financing, including the organizers of the previously mentioned AstroTurf busses:
AFSCME/UDW - Dion Aroner
Community Health Councils - Lark Galloway-Gilliam
SEIU - Jon Youngdahl

To ensure the information is not scrubbed from the internet, we saved the entire announcement in a pdf here.

How The Money Is Funneled 

The money is exchanged between ObamaCare, far-left community organizers/unions and illegal immigration/amnesty by linking ObamaCare Exchanges to Voter Registration.  Health insurance exchange enrollment “assisters” are paid $58 for each enrollee they sign up. With an additional $49 million budgeted for pay in the first year. In future years, "assisters" will be paid from the premiums collected by the exchange.

You can be sure that no tea party groups will be given money for enrolling and registering people by the state of California. The following announcement to progressive community organizers explains more:
State Health Insurance Exchange To Be Voter Registration Hub
MAY 17, 2013

On Wednesday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D) made California the first state to designate its health insurance exchange as a voter registration agency -- a move that some Republicans fear could benefit Democrats, the Sacramento Bee reports(Sanders, Sacramento Bee, 5/17).
The exchange's designation as a voter registration hub means that millions of Californians who contact Covered California will be given an opportunity to register to vote.

Velayas said, "This is about making sure that all eligible Californians are offered the chance to register to vote."

GOP Response

Senate Minority Leader Robert Huff (R-Diamond Bar) said that he supports the idea of Californians registering to vote but that targeting specific populations creates the possibility of a partisan advantage.

Powerline blog reviews an Investors Business Daily (italics) expose on corruption of the political process through ObamaCare. The article "HOW OBAMACARE IS BEING USED TO CREATE A PERMANENT DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY":

" “Outreach” is budgeted at an astonishing $190 million through 2014. So what is outreach?
California lawmakers passed a law (Senate Bill 35) requiring that voter registration be  part of the health insurance exchange.

Last month, Covered California announced $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to build public awareness about the opening of the health exchange on Oct. 1.

Of the 48 organizations that got grants, only a handful are health-care related. The California NAACP received $600,000 to do door-to-door canvassing and presentations at community organizations.

Service Employees International Union, which says its mission is “economic justice,” received two grants totaling $2 million to make phone calls, robo-calls and go door to door.

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO got $1 million for door-to-door, one-on-one education and social networking. It describes its role as “engaging in both organizing and political campaigns, electing pro-union and pro-worker candidates.”

Community Health Councils, a California organization with a long history of political activism against fracking, for-profit hospitals, state budget cuts and oil exploration, got $1 million to conduct presentations at community and neighborhood meetings and one-to-one sessions.

These organizations, closely allied with the Democratic Party, are being funded by your tax dollars to conduct “outreach,” meaning the kind of phone banking and door-to-door canvassing that activists do to turn out the vote. They will turn out the uninsured to enroll on the exchanges and in the Democratic Party.
So the outreach is funded by federal taxpayers, but California doesn’t have to tell you where the money went. The level of corruption we are seeing these days is breathtaking. The IBD editorial concludes:

What is known so far suggests that California politicians are exploiting health reform to enroll millions of the uninsured in the Democratic Party and fill the coffers of left-wing interest groups with taxpayer money. …

The template is repeated in every state. The Obama health law creates a permanent stream of funding for unions and community activists by outsourcing insurance enrollment to them.

Assisters will also guide the uninsured to sign up for whatever non-health social services they may be eligible for, including welfare, food stamps and housing assistance, according to the manual prepared by the Community Health Councils for California’s implementation.

Anyone who remembers the days of James Curley, Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall gets the picture. If you were poor or a newcomer to this country, you went to the local ward boss and got whatever you needed in exchange for your vote.

The difference is that back then, politics was local. Now the Obama health law is institutionalizing this corrupt style of politics across the country. Whether you live in California or New York, local community activists and unions will be recruiting people to enroll in ObamaCare and sign up to be part of the permanent, beholden Democratic voting majority.
The country is truly in dire straits. How could things possibly get worse? Well, we could import 40 to 60 million low-skilled, low wage immigrants over the next ten years–talk about a fertile field for “outreach!” Nah, we couldn’t possibly be that stupid."

We agree. This corruption links ObamaCare, open borders, illegal immigration/amnesty, union AstroTurf and tax payer money. It beyond shameful and corrupt. We need your help in exposing this to the world!

About 25% of this article suddenly disappeared. Let's chalk this up to "technical glitches." We restored the lost section from a backup.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Immigration Reform Bill: Higher Unemployment, Higher Interest Rates, Lower Wages, Lower GNP


There should be a congressional hearing on how the CBO was directed to lie to the American people about the "Immigration Reform" bill. Normally, we go soft on the CBO. Their job is to make estimates based upon narrow parameters. Their estimates do not include macroeconomic variables, only static analysis, and are limited to a 10-year time frame...until today.

To save you time, the CBO report contains the following within their typical 10-year estimation window, the rest is just politically-motivated Doo Doo designed to push through amnesty:

  • "S. 744 would lower per capita GNP by 0.7 percent in 2023"
  • "Slightly raise the unemployment rate through 2020"
  • "Average wages for the entire labor force would be 0.1 percent lower in 2023"
  • "Higher Interest Rates"

Only economically net positive macroeconomic effects are included in this report.

The Details

CBO.GOV on the Amnesty bill: (bold italics ours)
Following the long-standing convention of not incorporating macroeconomic effects in cost estimates—a practice that has been followed in the Congressional budget process since it was established in 1974—cost estimates produced by CBO and JCT typically reflect the assumption that macroeconomic variables such as gross domestic product (GDP) and employment remain fixed at the values they are projected to reach under current law. However, because S. 744 would significantly increase the size of the U.S. labor force, CBO and JCT relaxed that assumption by incorporating in this cost estimate their projections of the direct effects of the bill on the U.S. population, employment, and taxable compensation
I The Government

ONLY the bill's economically net positive effects are included and widely reported to people who will never drill down to the truth. This is another affront to our nation and an insult to our intelligence. If you are going to break convention, at least be intellectually honest. This can only mean that this report was politically motivated, a repeat of the ObamaCare CBO reports.

There are parts of the truth littered in the report, but just enough to make the lie convincing to those who want to use it for political purposes. The CBO breaks their own 10-year estimation rule. Making economic estimates further than 10 years out is a fool's errand on the scale of global warming predictions.

Consider the rationalization for extending the CBO forecast beyond 10 years with the argument that low-skilled workers incorporated into the estimate will not be eligible for social security and other benefits for 10 years: (bold italics ours)
CBO and JCT generally do not provide cost estimates beyond the standard 10-year projection period. However, S. 744 would cause a significant number of people to become eligible for certain federal benefits in the decade following 2023, so CBO and JCT have extended their estimate of the effects of this legislation for another decade.
 From here the report attempts to lump unspecified economics impacts "take our word for it" style:
...the economic impacts not included in the cost estimate would further reduce deficits (relative to the effects reported in the cost estimate) by about $300 billion over the 2024–2033 period.
Next, soft-selling of lower GNP and average wages:
Per capita GNP would be less than 1 percent lower than under current law through 2031 because the increase in the population would be greater, proportionately, than the increase in output; after 2031, however, the opposite would be true. CBO’s central estimates also show that average wages for the entire labor force would be 0.1 percent lower in 2023 and 0.5 percent higher in 2033 under the legislation than under current law. 
The only saving grace to this report is buried at the very end, in the summary: (bold italics and brackets ours)
 In sum, relative to current law, enacting S. 744 would:
  • Increase the size of the labor force and employment,
  • Increase average wages in 2025 and later years (but decrease them before that), [B.S.]
  • Slightly raise the unemployment rate through 2020,
  • Boost the amount of capital investment,
  • Raise the productivity of labor and of capital, and
  • Result in higher interest rates.
Chalk this one up as another attempt to sell Doo Doo Economics.
Doo Doo Economics

Video Of The Day: Elbert Guillory Switches to Republican

Elbert Guillory, a State Senator from Louisiana, has issued a video explanation on his switch to the Republican party. Elbert is a black Senator and faces tremendous criticism for switching from the Democrat party. It takes courage to stand up to these pressures and we salute him. Moreover, his explanation is moving and has gone viral. Well said sir.

Here is the link. The video is also an enclosure in Windows 8 or Android app.

Hat Tips to TheRightScoop and TheBlaze for promoting this video.

Friday, June 14, 2013

ObamaCare Bear Attacks Congress

ObamaCare Bear Attacks Congress

A grizzly bear is rampaging through the halls of congress. Elected officials and their aids are trying to escape injury to their health.

OK, not exactly...

The grizzly disaster, ObamaCare Bear has lawmakers and staff heading for the doors to save their health insurance from being mauled.

From SLOBs blogger Beers with Demo Congress, like, totally bummed they will be subjected to their own law:
We can't quite ever recall a more delicious lede for a straight news piece.

From Politico earlier this morning:

Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

In fact, the whole article is so wondrous we might just reprint the entire piece and provide running commentary. Go ahead and read while we luxuriate in our Schadenfreude...
Go read and share this article.  It's better than the Man of Steel movie trailer.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Progressive Fascists

Features of Fascism

A Fellow SLOBs author has been on a tear. Her blog is part of our group, and she writes at College Insurrection. She brings us an interesting video. "Why America’s Military Must Be Strong" describes how America has battled four fascist threats to freedom in the last hundred years. It includes the particularly interesting frame above regarding Islamo-fascism.

Watch the video for the details, but this frame captures much more than Islamic Supremacism. It explains why Americans do not trust progressives. Barack Obama and his supporting progressive network are precisely described in this frame.

Hatred of Democracy - Opposing voter ID laws, Scytl suppression of military votes, IRS suppression of conservative votes, lying about Benghazi to win the election, out right voter fraud - Chicago Style, and the latest ...the NSA data collection scandal coincidentally coinciding with Organizing or America's Biggest database in the world on American voters.

Hatred of Christianity - IRS targeting of conservative churches, anti-freedom of religion healthcare mandates for abortion, forcing the Boy Scouts of America into accepting homosexuals, and the general Bill Maher "invisible friend" anti-religious rantings of progressives in general. One might say, collective salvation and a corrupted social justice were used by racists like Margaret Sanger to use christian churches to promote black abortions.

Fanatical Anti-Americanism - Unending attempts to destroy our Constitutionally protected civil rights are everywhere in the news. We cannot list them all! Without the Constitution...THERE IS NO AMERICA.

Antisemitism - While many Jewish Americans finance and vote for progressives, the progressive movement is wholeheartedly anti-Israel. It is mind boggling. In Benghazi, heavy weapons were given to Islamic terrorists who shot down Israeli jets (at least one) with Obama provided MANPADS. Obama just appointed an Ambassador to the UN who wants to provide troops to "protect Palestinians" from Israel.

Desire for Utter Uniformity - Everything from Political Correctness to the Alinsky book "Rules for Radicals," on how to silence opponents, is aimed squarely at intimidating and shutting down any opposition. Consider Global Warming and how fraudulently they have presented their progressive demands.

Even the amazing artwork and slogans of President Obama are callbacks to fascism's cousin communism. Let's end with another graphic brought to us by the aforementioned blogger.

Yes We Scan


We didn't use our fellow blogger's name due to the title of this post. It would be very uncool to associate her name with progressive fascism, Barack Obama, on the other hand, well... too damn bad.

On a technical note, "8Bit Harder Better Faster Stronger Sample" (Daft Punk cover) is an enclosure in this post to check our work in our Windows 8 App. Go download it!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Edward Snowden Big Brother NSA Whistleblower, Ron Paul Donor

(turn it upside down
if you don't get it.)
Click for tshirt

Edward Snowden is the NSA Whistleblower. The Guardian provided a video interview from Hong Kong with the former intelligence worker allowing him to explain his motivations. It is well worth watching. The headline of the interview is:
'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
(For those of you on a SLOBS App, the video is an enclosure.)

Also of note is the fact that Mr.Snowden is a Ron Paul Contributor (h/t Buzzfeed) :

Edward Snowden - Ron Paul Supporter

Twitter exploded with the #IStandWithEdwardSnowden and #Snowden comments. In the interest of brevity, we leave it to you to to explore all the commentary. Occupy Wall Street is a major supporter of Mr. Snowden, which creates some interesting common ground. The NSA, IRS, DOJ, EPA and other scandals have revealed what this blog has alluded to, we are on the verge of a police state.


The tea party supports the Constitutional Rule of Law, but we are apparently beyond that now.  It is time to consider the dangers exposed by curbing our intelligence agencies. We have known for years that the NSA monitors all electronic communication. There is no shock to the recent revelations. Hindering these operations would put us at increased risk as a people. The point is, SO WHAT?

Risk and fear are a part of life and even our super-powered government isn't immune. Consider a recent tweet we received:

Free people must live in risk and danger. America use to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave." those two descriptors go hand and hand. It IS time to discuss the level of risk each free person must be expected to endure to preserve freedom. 

Personally, I would rather legally carry a loaded handgun than rely on police. From my point of view, not only would my person be more safe and secure, but every citizen around me would be better off, including the police. There are choices a reasonable person should be expected to make. Housing, healthcare, personal protection, protection of property, retirement planning, and end of life planning are a fraction of the responsibilities free people traditionally embrace.  

Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, volcanoes, and asteroids are risks inherent to all life, but planning (or not) for them is a responsibility for critically thinking free people. Terrorism, organized crime, foreign invasion and corrupt government are similarly risks inherent in our world. They are risks which our Constitution balanced with individual freedom. The question is whether Americans remain brave enough to take on the responsibilities of freedom or will fear push us into the false security of the police state. Individually, we cannot defeat terrorism, crime or war but again, SO WHAT? 

Mankind is not on earth to stop people from making wrong or even evil choices. We are here to make choices for ourselves. That is humanity. No government or community or village can make our decisions for us if we are to pursue life, liberty and happiness. The economics of freedom do not allow for that, reward comes with risk.

Your choice is simple, sell our freedom for security like Edward Snowden had done, or realize as quickly as you can that there is no adequate compensation for surrendering humanity. 

Allow me to put it another way. Either work for freedom or accept fate. But beware, fate is decided by whoever has the greatest lust for power.

Back to the Subject at Hand

For putting his own life at risk opposing the most powerful forces on earth, Edward Snowden is a Tienanmen square tank man. I disagree with him regarding China, but his courage or foolishness is admirable. He was smart to go public, but it didn't save...

Tienanmen square tank man

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tommy Robinson Of English Defense League on The O'Reilly Factor

Updated Don't Tread On Me

Tommy Robinson and the English Defense League have been demonized by most media organizations. Today, Mr. Robinson made his first impression upon me. On the O'Reilly Factor, he made a good showing. His concerns were reasonable and enlightening.

One fact offered, 48% of the British stock market is owned by Saudi Arabia. This is a believable statement. Britain rebuilt it's economy as a financial center a few decades ago. It is reasonable to believe that big oil investors could have grabbed significant power under such an economy. Mr. Robinson revealed this factoid while explaining why the British government is afraid of Islamic Supremacists.

Video link here.
Tank Man Don't Tread On Me

For standing up to Islamic jihadists and the media (and Bill O'Reilly), at obvious risk to his own life, to save his country and culture, Tommy Robinson is my Tienanmen Square Tank Man of the week.

IRS Targeted Conservatives To Suppress Vote


The IRS targeted conservative organizations to suppress their ability to collect money as charity organizations. Without adequate funding, conservative groups were less effective at educating voters on basic political topics. Progressive charity organizations were given special consideration in being granted charity status. This dichotomy biased the 2010 and 2012 elections by suppressing the conservative vote while simultaneously assisting progressive voices.

The facts of the matter become even more dire when one considers the power and money of unions on the political left. It has become clear that the anti-Tea Party IRS union (National Treasury Employees Union) was the vehicle used by the President to "punish opponents" in this targeting scandal.

The New IRS
American Spectator Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?:
“For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House
March 31, 2010.
According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:

Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. 
Triangle of TyrannyAt this point, we could go into the history of Chicago voter fraud, the massive number of voter fraud convictions related to the 2012 election or the history of the Progressive movement as an attempt to gain power through uneducated, impoverished immigrants in the 1890's. The point, educated voters are not helpful to the left. Progressives rely upon the now famous "47%" of people receiving tax money.

President Obama won the 2012 election with 51.85% of voters. It is conceivable that the IRS targeting of conservative groups influenced at least 1.85% of the 2012 vote.

With these facts in mind, we must raise the question: Was the 2012 election legitimate?


The left's social-psychology team has been throwing bad defenses against the wall attempting to minimize the consequences of this exposed voter suppression effort. Another progressive effort is to demonize the victims of the targeting.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Intimidating The Tea Party

Tea Party tiananmen square Tank Man

In honor of President Obama's administration attempts to silence and demonize critics, we created a new branding of the tea party movement. It is a given, President Obama is not using tanks to intimidate and silence. However, unions thugs, PR agencies, government agencies and internet bullies have been used by the left to demonize patriotic Americans concerned for our country and freedom.

Tea Party tiananmen square Tank Man Simple

Personally, my home was vandalized with fecal matter. Other tea party members have been subjected to intimidation from the IRS, EPA and other government agencies. While it would be difficult to prove the president's direct involvement in these matters, at least the IRS scandal may be directly linked via IRS union officials. Further, the many demonizations and mischaracterizations which have come directly from the president have created an atmosphere of intimidation across the country.

Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security is buying up huge piles of ammunition, after reports pointed to "patriot groups" and former military as possible terrorists. With regard to Islamic Supremacist terrorists, the president is arming terrorists while disarming Americans. Finally, a foreign company named Scytl may have suppressed the military vote during the last election. Election fraud not investigated because progressives used chants of racism to focus the conversation on voter ID.

Tea Party tiananmen square Tank Man Full Color

Please let us know which version of this graphic you prefer. After perfecting the best version, it will be put on merchandise at and made available to purchase.


Examples of lefty tweets,  some directed at @DooDooEcon

@SpaceCheef Go Fuck Yourself

@SpaceCheef Asshole




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