Posts Tagged ‘Arne Duncan’

I receive press releases from the government of Kansas City, I often pay little attention to them, but this one caught my eye and I couldn’t help to make a comment on it.

News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Petrina Gooden, aide to Councilman Reed, 816-513-6513


Councilman Reed to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and national leaders

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Third District Councilman Jermaine Reed will meet with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other national political leaders this weekend in Washington, D.C. at the sixth annual convening of People For the American Way Foundation’ s Young Elected Officials Network (YEO). Councilman Reed will have the opportunity to discuss innovative local and state policy initiatives with national leaders and more than 200 progressive elected officials from around the country.

“It’s vital for young elected officials to network with each other and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of being the ‘new kids on the block’ in a neighborhood of seasoned politicians,” said Councilman Reed.

Councilman Reed, 26, was sworn-in as a councilman on the Kansas City, Mo., City Council in 2011. At the convening, he will share with other elected officials his experiences working for crime reduction and economic vitality for the Third District.

YEO, a project of People For the American Way Foundation, provides a network of support for young elected leaders to share ideas and discuss issues that affect their common interests and constituencies. The network consists of more than 600 young and progressive city, county, state and federal officials from all 50 states. At the network’ s convening, elected officials will discuss innovative policy solutions for issues including economic development, education, environmental policy, tax reform, immigration, equality, national security and more.

“These elected officials make a difference every day in their home communities,” said Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee City Commissioner and executive director of the YEO Network. “This conference is an opportunity for young, progressive elected officials to exchange ideas with fellow office holders and with national policy leaders. State and local elected officials lay the
foundation for progressive change around the country. The Young Elected Officials Network gives leaders an opportunity to share ideas and come back to their communities with new strategies and solutions.”

Media inquiries about Councilman Reed should be directed to Petrina Gooden, aide to Councilman Reed, 816-513-6513.

Media inquiries about YEO or People For the American Way Foundation should be directed to Miranda Blue or Justin Greenberg, 202-467-4999.

Now, first off, I wouldn’t be celebrating meeting with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It continues to amaze me how people get caught up in this clown’s title and position. Just ignore the fact that this Secretary of Education never spent a day in the classroom, never was an administrator, and has no degree in education. I fully believe that by the end of President Obama’s term our nation’s education system will be nearly destroyed. So, by all means Mr. Reed, go pick his brain as much as you can.

Secondly, notice the word progressive as it’s sprinkled throughout this press release. Ah, yes, progressives. They always entertain me, considering the fact that the core of their belief system is antipathy towards America and our founding documents. I wonder if Mr. Reed is familiar with the racist roots of the progressive movement? Allow the Hip-Hop Republicans to shed some light on the topic. A little more from as well.

I got curious and decided to see who exactly the Young Elected Official’s Network is. It struck me immediately as something probably funded by George Soros. It doesn’t take much research to figure it out. Drop by the front page of the YEO Network scroll down to the bottom and find that it’s a project of the People for the American Way. (Really nice touch on the People for the American Way website, a solidarity fist, which looks strikingly similar to the raised fists used by socialist movements throughout history.) A little research on George Soros’ funding and you find that the People for the American Way is funded by none other than the New World Order nut himself George Soros.

George Soros is one evil man. One  of my favorite George Soros quotes:

“It is sort of a disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out,” (The Independent, June 3, 1993 “THE BILLIONAIRE WHO BUILT ON CHAOS – GEORGE SOROS.”)

Very nice! He has a god complex and is a billionaire. That will end well!

Oh, let’s not forget his anti-Semitic remarks either:

– In a 1998 interview with Steve Kroft, Soros was asked if he felt guilty about confiscating property from Jews as a teenager. He responded, “No.” George Soros 60 Minutes Interview – 12/20/98

– “I don’t deny the Jews their right to a national existence–but I don’t want to be part of it.” That experience notwithstanding, Soros has chosen to exclude Israel and Jewish causes, by and large, from his massive philanthropy-a decision that has caused comment among one of his colleagues in the financial community, particularly those who are strong supporters of Israel. In Hungary, Soros has been subject to anti-Semitic attacks. Referring to being a target, Soros, in his book “Underwriting Democracy,” wrote, “I am ready to stand up and be counted.” When I mentioned that rather suggestive line to Soros during one of several extended interviews with him, he responded quickly, “Right. It took me a long time.”


He continued, “My mother was quite anti-Semitic, and ashamed of being Jewish. Given the culture in which one lived, being Jewish was a clear-cut stigma, disadvantage, a handicap-and, therefore, there was always the desire to transcend it, to escape it.” He confirmed what someone had told me-that his family name had long ago been changed from Schwartz. “So the assimilationist Jews of Hungary had a deep sense of inferiority and it took me a long time to work through that,” he said, adding, however, that he succeeded in doing so many years ago… “I am escaping the particular. I think I am doing exactly that by espousing this universal concept”-of open society. “In other words, I don’t think that you can ever overcome anti-Semitism if you behave as a tribe… the only way you can overcome it is if you give up the tribalness.”

(Source: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SOROS by CONNIE BRUC, The New Yorker, January 23, 1995

For more on Mr. Soros, and his insanity, please check out this. It’s complete with citations. So you can do your own research.

A couple questions for Councilman Reed? Does he know what groups and people he is involved with? Does Councilman Reed realize that these organizations are very far out of the mainstream of American political thought, or is he just another useful idiot of the progressive left?

Kansas City is a mess as it is, let’s institute some progressive policies and see how we can destroy it!

Young Elected Officials Network (YEO)


Roy Blunt

Chuck Purgason and his supporters

Roy Blunt visited the Republican campaign headquarters this morning here in Clay County. Attending as well was the other US Senate candidate, he who shall not be named by the Republican establishment unless we really have to, Chuck Purgason. My wife and I attended as Chuck Purgason supporters. I am not going to rehash the reasons I am supporting Chuck. You can read that on my endorsement post here on this blog.

I wanted to comment on some specific things. First, this was the first time I have ever heard Mr. Blunt speak in person. If he wins the primary here in Missouri in the Republican party I can and will vote for him. I do have my reservations, but right now, as it stands, I feel there is a candidate out there that would better represent me in the Republican party. The reality is this, if Blunt wins, the choice is between a conservative who has made a few, but critical mistakes, or another vote for Obama with Robin Carnahan. Not my words, that’s what the President said. Mr. President I have had enough of your leftist agenda and you need to be put under control. America and Missouri can’t put up with another Democrat shape shifting Senator like Cousin Claire.

Second, kudos to all Republicans in attendance. There were many faces from politics in the area. As a whole people were very respectful, Mr. Blunt and Mr. Purgason were civil and polite towards one another. Mr. Blunt went as far to say in his short speech that he would support all Republicans in this election. I interpret this as, if he is beat he will get behind Mr. Purgason. I would fully expect, and get the impression that, if Mr. Blunt wins the primary Mr. Purgason will get fully behind Mr. Blunt. I also want to recognize Clay County Central Chair Ben Wierzbicki, he handled the event well and as a supporter of Mr. Purgason’s I felt welcomed into the campaign HQ.

Third, I had the ability to talk with Mr. Blunt one on one about an issue that is important to me. That issue is education. As a teacher I am fully fed up with the involvement of the Federal government inside of our classrooms. No Child Left Behind was something that Mr. Blunt voted for and I have a major problem with that. I first asked him why there was nothing on his website about education. I must admit I made a mistake here, it had been some time since I had last checked his website and somewhere along the way it has been added. You can read it here, Blunt on Education.

It’s the small things that people do some times, and one thing Mr. Blunt did really irritated me. Early in our conversation he attempted to kind of put the whole issue of education to rest by saying that there is a group out there called teachers for Blunt. No offense, but I don’t care. Last time I checked I was an individual and had my own opinions, I do not look to others of my own profession to determine how to think politically. As a matter of fact I don’t do this with anything, I arrive at my own opinions based upon thought and further research. Anyway, I further pushed on Mr. Blunt about NCLB and he did admit that his vote for NCLB was something he regretted and wishes he could go back and change. Ah, if only politics worked that way. He did also say that he was for more local control in education, and that some of his votes reflected this after the passage of NCLB. I have seen one vote for sure that supports this, I would suspect that he is being honest about this. The fact remains the Arne Duncan and Barack Obama education agenda is toxic to public schools in America and we need politicians that are willing to express their concern about Federal involvement in schools. Mr. Blunt seems to agree, I just wish he was more passionate about it. I do appreciate his time and willingness to answer my questions about this issue.

Finally, kudos to KSHB 41 for showing up with a cameraman. It was the only TV media presence in attendance. I don’t have high hopes for the report, but it was nice to see one camera there.

There is few people I dislike as much as Barack Obama, but I think Claire McCaskill takes the cake, or in her case the cookie dough. Claire is in the midst of image damage control and will continue to do this until she thinks that you forgot. Forgot what? Oh, let me remind you.

Claire voted for the TARP bill, she voted for the Obama stimulus bill, she voted to confirm Cass Sunstein, voted to confirm the non-educator Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education, and she voted for the health care bill. A large majority of Missouri is furious at Claire. But Claire thinks you can be brought back to her side, because you are stupid.

Claire has literally spent weeks on a crusade to end secret holds in the Senate. She has been a Twitterin’ like crazy about it, too. You would think that this was the greatest problem facing the United States of America by how “passionate” she was about it. This week she is scheduling town halls. The town halls are focused on veterans, and she really wants veterans to show up, but you are of course welcome, too. One of these town halls just happens to be in Smithville the same night that Sam Graves is having a town hall just miles away. Right in the middle of Congressman Graves district. Am I supposed to believe this is an accident.

DO YOU SEE WHAT SHE IS DOING!? This woman is one of the most dangerous and dishonest politicians in America. She thinks you won’t remember what she has done to you. She thinks that if she runs back to the middle and acts like she cares she can win you back. Ms. McCaskill, I’m not stupid, Missouri is not stupid, and you are an insult to this state.