Tuesday, September 08, 2009

WND's Kathy Shaidle, an Unabashed Racist, Should Resign

Van Jones was forced out of his position as Green Development Czar under fraudulent circumstances by disingenuous far-right extremists, and in this instance, an outspoken Catholic racist who writes for World Net Daily, a fascist front. If name-calling was Jones's "sin," Shaidle isn't one to point fingers. The same can be said for World Net Daily. As it happens, WND publisher Joseph Farah recruited her, personally, to propagandize the right with her hateful flatulence. Racism should not be tolerated at WND, and Shaidle needs to follow Jones's example and step down. - AC

"[The poor] are no more real than Bigfoot." - Kathy Shaidle

Edited by Alex Constantine

Today, Kathy Shaidle at Examiner.com let loose with some antipathy ...

Van Jones a '9/11 Truther' since January 2002

Gateway Pundit has now uncovered proof that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Van Jones [Obama's "Green Czar"] has been a "9/11 Truther" as far back as January 2002.

Jones served on the "organizing committee" for a group formed in January 2002 ...

I've been saying this for years: if you sincerely believe that agents of the United States government in general, and the President in particular, actually supervised the death of 3000 of your fellow citizens, then it is your duty and moral obligation to either renounce your citizenship and flee the country, or engage in armed revolt.

Failure to do either reveals you, as a "9/11 Truther," to be nothing more than a gutless poseur and a moral exhibitionist, easily thrilled by the dubious frisson of risk-free coffeehouse radicalism. You are beneath contempt. ...

Full Commentary: http://www.examiner.com/x-722-Conservative-Politics-Examiner~y2009m9d5-Van-Jones-a-911-Truther-since-January-2002


I'm WND's new 'Talk Radio' columnist!

Last week, World Net Daily publisher Joseph Farah stumbled on my latest "Right Wing Radio Week in Review" column at my "Conservative Talk Radio" Squidoo page. he emailed to ask if I'd consider doing the column under the WND banner. I think you can guess my answer!

Here's the official announcement from WND:

Did you hear what happened on Hannity's radio show this week? Wonder what all the buzz is about on Beck? Now, WND enables you to keep up with the world of talk radio – without having to sit through all the commercials, news and weather – by "tuning in" to the newest feature on WND's Diversions page, "Talk Radio Watch."

Each Friday, the feisty blogger from FiveFeetofFury.com, Kathy Shaidle, recaps the week's biggest stories – both on the air and behind the scenes – from all across the radio dial...

And here's my first Talk Radio Watch column, with the latest news about the Michael Savage ban, the Glenn Beck boycott, Mark Steyn's guest hosting stint for Rush, Hugh Hewitt's most embarrassing liberal caller in a long time, and much more.

Hope you'll check it out every Friday!

Far-Right Propaganda

Shaidle says that she became a conservative after 9/11. She is VERY Catholic.

Ms. Shaidle's writing career is somewhat checkered, and she has her conservative biases. Wilipedia: "In 2008, Shaidle (with four others) was sued for libel by Richard Warman, a former investigator for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The case is unresolved."

She is opposed in general to human rights issues. "In 2008 Shaidle and journalist Pete Vere wrote and published The Tyranny of Nice, a critique of the Canadian human rights tribunals. ... "

She also writes for FrontPage.com, David Horowitz's way-right campus crusade/propaganda mill.


Controversial right-wing blogger invited to speak at London event
March 11, 2009

Some members of the city's Jewish community have brought in speakers critical of anti-hate laws


She has called Muslims "pathetic, whiny losers" who practise "a sick, sick religion." She has accused Asians of spreading disease in Toronto, disparaged natives and blacks, and suggested the poor "are no more real than Bigfoot."

Now, controversial right-wing blogger Kathy Shaidle may be coming to London to speak about human rights.

The invitation to Shaidle by some members of the city's Jewish community has alarmed anti-racism activists and provided fresh ammunition to the country's heavyweight politicos over freedom of speech.

"She is a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read," Bernie Farber, head of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said yesterday. ...

FULL STORY: http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/03/11/8704556-sun.html

Postscript: Obama's "Green Jobs" Guru Jones Resigns after Uproar
Sep 6, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House environmental policy adviser who specialized in "green jobs" resigned on Sunday after an uproar over his previous affiliation with a September 11 conspiracy group.

Van Jones, special adviser on green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, apologized on Thursday after videotape surfaced of him using a crude epithet to describe Republicans and amid revelations he had signed a petition suggesting U.S. government involvement in the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.

The apology did little to quell Republican criticism, however, and President Barack Obama's chief spokesman gave only tepid support to the adviser on Friday.

Jones said he was resigning to avoid being a distraction in the administration's effort to pass healthcare reform and climate change legislation.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in a resignation letter that was released to the media.

"I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future," he wrote.

Van Jones, Patriot
Washington Post

It makes me sad and a little sick that Van Jones, the White House Green Jobs Czar, was forced to resign after being targeted by a vicious smear campaign. The Obama administration lost a brilliant mind who worked day and night to, as Van would say, "get the greenest solutions to the poorest people". Indeed, Van did as much as anyone to put the concept of the Green Collar Economy on the map, including publishing a best-selling book with that title. More than that, he was one of the nation's most pragmatic environmental visionaries, someone who was always thinking up practical, pattern-changing solutions to massive climate problems.

Van grew up in a small town in Tennessee, went to a provincial college, and wound up graduating from Yale Law School, launching a number of important nonprofit organizations, and winning way too many awards to count, including being named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list. He's a remarkable American success story, eloquently captured in Elizabeth Kolbert's New Yorker profile.

I tried to get 15 minutes with Van on every trip to DC because I always knew I'd learn something. He was generous enough to fit me in even though he was going 100 MPH for 12 hours every day doing the work of the country. Every time I saw him he was a model of patience and pragmatism, adroitly sidestepping the petty politics of DC and advancing America's energy and employment agenda. I loved how he always thought three-, six-, nine-months ahead, set targets and then went about achieving them. Van grew up in the church, and often used Biblical references to illustrate his points - most recently, saying that activists needed to act less like David and more like Noah, focusing our energies not on throwing stones but on building a civilization-saving Ark.

Any company would want Van as its chief executive officer, any church would want him as a bishop. I felt proud as an American to have him running the Green Jobs shop for all of us.

ss for the White House. There is only one Van Jones. But if I know Van, he's already thinking of other ways to serve the country that he loves. Maybe he'll launch another nonprofit organization, write another book, start a new advocacy movement. Whatever it is, it will make people's lives better and our country stronger.

Ani Difranco once wrote, "I am a patriot, I have been fighting the good fight." That describes Van perfectly.