Thursday, October 20, 2011

Highlight of the October 18th Metro Council meeting

A Muslim led prayer, Election of Speaker Pro Tem, Fairgrounds, and Storm water.

A cleric from the Islamic Center of Nashville offered the invocation as a guest of Councilman Ronnie Steine. I certainly don't have a problem with that but given the anti-Muslim sentiment in this community, I am sure some are upset. I am pleased but surprised I have heard no one sounding and alarm about "creeping Sharia."

Karen Bennett of District 8, a Republican member of the Metro Council, lost an election to the position of President Pro Tem of the Council to Erica Gilmore by one vote. The vote was Bennett 17 votes; Gilmore 18. Five members were present but did not vote. One of the members not voting who I would have assumed would have been a vote for Bennett had he voted, was Robert Duvall.  A non-voting member who I would have assumed would have been a vote for Gilmore was Bo Mitchell. Those voting for Bennett were Bennett: Garrett, Tygard, Harrison, Anthony Davis, Bennett, Pridemore, Pardue, Glover, Stites, Claiborne, Tenpenny, Baker, Langster, Weiner, Blalock, Dominy, and Todd. Those voting for Gilmore were Gilmore: Steine, Maynard, Matthews, Hunt, Banks, Westerholm, Stanley, Moore, Allen, Gilmore, Evans, Holleman, McGuire, Harmon, Johnson, Potts, Bedne, and Dowell.

President Pro Tem  is not a terrible important position but how members voted can give you some idea of who is aligned with who on the Metro Council. The position of Pro Tem is mainly symbolic. The Pro Tem conducts the council meeting in the absence of the Vice Mayor. To see the speeches view the above video starting at 2:28. If any councilmember who did not vote wants to explain their vote or why they did not vote, I welcome their explanation and will post it.

Steve Glover, nominated by Tim Garrett, was one of two members appointed to the audit committee. A good choice.

Mark Rogers, a well known Republican activist, was reappointed to the Historical Commission. I was unaware he served in that position. Congratulation Mark Rogers. Citizens who serve on the various boards and commissions do so without pay and little recognition. They are to be commended for their willingness to serve.

Robert Duvall spoke out on several issue clarifying metro's legal and financial obligations asking probing and clarifying questions. As an example, see 19:37 in the video. Even if a bill does pass unanimously in the Budget and Finance Committee, I am still glad that issues are raised and clarified on the Council floor. Robert Duvall is a real asset to the Council and one who takes his job very seriously.

A resolution which appropriated funds to buy a dishwasher and other equipment for Corinthian Baptist Church was recommended for a two meeting deferral 12-0 by Budget and Finance and by Health, Hospitals and Social Services. I think this resolution should be defeated. Public funds should not be used to remodel the kitchen of a church.

Fairgrounds. A bill on second reading that would have required the Board of Fair Commissioners to solicit proposals for the partial development of the fairgrounds as a theme park was withdrawn. To see the sponsors comments see 35:16.

Storm Water. Following Committee recommendations, Councilman Bruce Stanley moved to defer a bill on second reading that would require quarterly storm water reports to be submitted to the Metropolitan Council instead of big annual reports. He explains the logic behind this bill. He wants more transparency in Metro's storm water program and wants reporting that will be more helpful to Metro Council in providing oversight. His comments (starting at 42:30) are worth viewing. He convinced me that what he is attempted to do needs doing. I am glad to see someone has a passion for seeing that money being spend on storm water projects is being spent wisely.This is my first impression of Councilman Stanley and I am impressed.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MoveOn says, "we all need to drop what we're doing and go on offense."

I belong to so you don't have to.

I thought you might be interested in how they are crowing about the success of Occupy Wall Street and what they have planned for the future. I suspect this will get much worse before it gets better. I would not be surprised if on November 17th we do no see violence such as has been witnessed is Italy and Greece in recent protest. I would not be surprised to see smashed windows and cars set on fire.  In a way, that could be a good thing. Violence will alienate many of the dissatisfied middle class who are enjoying the opportunity to express their populist displeasure at the financial sector.

A car is set on fire as protesters clash with
police in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011
Many of the young college students who simply wanted to beat drums and march and be part of something big will drop out if their is real possibility they could get hurt their heads bashed in. I hope there is not violence, but if the movement turns violent, that could be the end of the movement. I think the organizers will create more rage than they can control. I am going out on a limb and predicting riots on or before November 17th. 

A dramatic shift in America

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 1:49 PM
To: "Rod Williams"
Dear MoveOn member,
In a few short weeks everything's changed. America is finally talking about how our economy is rigged to advantage the wealthiest 1% over the rest of us.
Thanks to the bravery of the protesters down on Wall Street, real change is now possible. So we all need to drop what we're doing and go on offense.
In addition to providing all the support we can to #OccupyWallStreet, at MoveOn we're scrambling to launch a huge campaign to make Wall Street pay. We're organizing mass meetings in hundreds of cities. We've hired filmmakers to tell the stories that the mainstream media are ignoring. We're turning up the heat on the banks by helping people move their money. And we're helping organize two major national days of protest in November.
Together, we can make sure this momentum keeps building. But this all takes money—for materials, coordination, tech, and supporting thousands of volunteers. This is the moment. Can you chip in $5?
Yes, I can contribute $5 to help keep up the fight.
The tide is turning. We have to capitalize on this momentum now—because those standing with Wall Street and the 1% won't stay quiet for long. Here are just a few of the things we're doing:
  • Building tools to help you, along with cities, pension funds, and universities, take money out of the banks that crashed our economy and keep profiting by hurting the 99% 

  • Participating in a massive "Make Wall Street Pay" global day of action for November 5, where we all put those tools to move our money to use 

  • Empowering people to hold teach-ins in their communities to tell their friends and neighbors the story of how our economy came to favor the 1% over the 99%

  • Working with partners to organize a massive day of action on November 17 before the congressional Super Committee's deadline, to make sure Washington creates Jobs Not Cuts and makes the ultra-rich pay

These are huge undertakings to match a huge moment. Can you chip in $5 now so we don't lose this opportunity?

Yes, I can contribute $5 to help keep the momentum going.

Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Stefanie, Elena, Peter, and the rest of the team

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Nazi Party Endorces The Occupy Wall Street Movement

Ok, Not a lot of weight should be given in judging a person or a movement by who endorses that person or movement.  On the other hand, you are judged by the company you keep and by who considers you their friend.With some of the antisemitism coming out of the Occupy Wall Street movement, one can understand why the Nazis think they have found an ally who shares their values. Also, the term "international bankers" has often been, or alleged to have been,  a racist code word for "Jews."  One can understand the attraction of the Occupy Wall Street movement to the Nazis. The American Nazi Movement is probably no more than three lonely guys with mental illness blogging out of their mothers basement anyway, but below is the American Nazi Party press release. 

ANP Report for October 16, 2011

Racial Comrades: I am going to address the issue of this "Occupy Wall Street" fervor that has been sweeping the land like a breath of cleansing air!


This issue is TAYLOR MADE for National Socialists, as well as WN who are serious about DOING SOMETHING - MORE - than shouting "racial slurs" and acting like "poster boys of hate" loons.

After all - JUST WHO - are the WALL STREET BANKERS? The vast majority are JEWS - and the others are SPIRITUAL JEW materialists, who would sell their own mother's gold teeth for a PROFIT. And MORE and MORE people are AWARE of this truth, are not only NOT afraid to TALK ABOUT IT - they're shouting it on WALL STREET!

I urgently URGE all of you to TAKE PART and JOIN IN when these protests hit your neck of the woods. Produce some flyers EXPLAINING the "JEW BANKER" influence - DON'T wear anything marking you as an "evil racist" - and GET OUT THERE and SPREAD the WORD! Put as a "contact point" on your literature, our address - it won't immediately "scare off" some of these scaredy-cats for even looking at our FACTS - for FACTS they ARE!

If you are unable to produce your own leaflets - check out the "support" section of our website - there are a LOT of good flyers there to utilize.

This issue reminds me a LOT of the "GASOLINE SHORTAGE" of the 1970's - where National Socialists found a HUGE receptive audience, for our viewpoints - per the JEWISH CONTROL of OUR GOVERNMENT and its insane support for Zionist Israel, and the Arab Oil Boycott that hit OUR people so hard.

As I have so often in the past spoke on - the White Working Class - is going PAST, the BOILING POINT, and is quickly reaching ULTIMATE EXPLOSION! THEY want ANSWERS! THEY want RESULTS! All of which this evil corrupt, decadent JUDEO-CAPITALIST SYSTEM is incapable of giving them. WHY? Because its BOUGHT and SOLD to the CORPORATE ELITISTS who are fast turning America into a "South American" style - THIRD WORLD WAGE-SLAVE STATE - ( complete with MILLIONS of BROWN illegal aliens willing to ACCEPT YOUR JOB for LOW WAGES and NO BENEFITS ) where, currently 3% of the population CONTROL 85% of the nation’s WEALTH! And the "GREAT DIVIDE" is GROWING each and every year that passes.

WE - the WHITE WORKING CLASS - have been LIED TO and totally DECIEVED - just the other day, the system APPROVED THREE MORE so-called "Free-Trade" deals. ALL of which mean that MORE JOBS are going to be SENT OVERSEAS - YOUR JOBS! Don't you CARE? Enough to DO SOMETHING?



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Monday, October 17, 2011

I don't know if this kid is to be feared or pitied

The Occupy Wall Street Freak Show is certainly entertaining. It is like passing a car wreck on the interstate; you know you should look but but can't help yourself.

I don't know if this kid is to be feared: He can vote and that is scary. He can be used as cannon fodder by the left wing manipulators. He is the future of our country?

On the other hand, I kind of feel sorry for this kid. He may have just had too much meth. Maybe his parents will come get him before he does something really stupid.

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Transsexual Maoists at Occupy Wall Street Freak Show

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Occupy Wall Street protester wants college paid for

An Occupy Wall Street protester wants college paid for because that's what he wants.

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Occupy Portland Protesters Sing "F**k the USA"

While I am sure many are taking part in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations because they are genuinely disturbed about the policies that lead to the bail out of Wall Street and what they see as Wall Street benefiting from the economic crisis, and while other simply want to be part of a movement and see it as one big party, and while there is a small Ron Paul/Libertarian contingent of OWS who will ally with anyone who will join them in wanting to abolish the Federal Reserve, others genuinely hate this nation. This is disturbing.

This reminds me of the Vietnam era protesters who marched burning American flags and sang "Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh" and idolized the Communist leader. There were those who hated this nation and wanted a Communist America during the 60's and 70's. Apparently there are those among the Occupy Wall Street movement who also hate this nation and want to destroy it. There are obviously traitors and enemies of America in the OWS movement.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

An Occupy Wall Street Comic Book

Occupy Nashville!
Oops! That's not Occupy Nashville; that's Slut Walk Nashville.

Occupy Nashville!
Oops! That's not Occupy Nashville, that's Zombie Walk Nashville.

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All of the News that Fits

A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her before the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage, and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A New York Times reporter has witnessed the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says, "Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life."

"Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right."

"Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist from the New York Times, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this on the front page. What motorcycle do you ride and what political affiliation do you have?"

"A Harley Davidson, and I am a Republican."

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the New York Times and reads, on the front page:


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