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Posted: 9/6/2008 6:22:39 AM EDT
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When America's Communities Need Organizing, America's Community Organizers Will Be There to Organize Them

By David Burge
Presidential Candidate
Professional Community Organizer


Organizing community youths: Dave's passion

When I listened to the snarky and demeaning and condescending remarks of former beauty pageant loser Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, I could scarcely believe what I was hearing:

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

Ooo-oooh, Caribou Barbie makes a funny, hardee-har-har. Well yuk it up now, little miss former junior college baby machine, because your sarcastic attempt to belittle America's community of hardworking professional community organizers is about to backfire -- big time. Because, for your information, I am America's community organizer community.

By now most of you know I am a candidate for President of the United States. What you may not know is that for the past 4 months, I have also been a proud member of Campaign For a Better Humanity, a non-profit community outreach program I created with a joint grant from Johnson County Community Services and the Iowa State Work Release Program.

What do community organizers do? As you know, Americans today are struggling with problems. These problems include rising unemployment, energy cost, alienation, animosity, corporations, and increased death. Like no other time in our history, Americans are staring into an abyss of a hellhole of helplessness. And this is where community organizers like me come in and provide needed solutions. Specifically, America's community organizers:
reach out and work with communities in various ways.
liaison with, and for, community agencies for service within affected areas.
fight to make a difference.
raise awareness.
deal with community issues.
raise awareness in the community of how we are making differences about undealt-with issues .
when necessary, refer inquiries to outreach coordinators.
Help coordination agency administrators identify and address outreach opportunities.
model timetables and conceptualize benchmarks.
issue guidelines for poster contests and interpretive dance festivals.
Gather voter registrations, win valuable prizes.

And that's just the beginning. Let me give you some specific examples of how community organizer organizations like CFBH are making a difference right here in Majestic Oakewoods, a subdivision off exit 242. As you know, in the year since I moved here my community has experienced a rash of crime, despair, and abandoned homes. To address these community problems, I reached out to local groups of disaffected dropout youths who were struggling with unemployment. During a rap-session kegger at my home, I spoke with them about ways they could get involved with the community and help protect the environment. Together we organized an innovative free community bicycle / metal recycling program. I am proud to say that it has been so successful that our private sector partner, Kyle's Salvage, has encouraged us to create an expanded free community car program.

I am also proud to report that my outreach efforts have also helped get local disadvantaged youths involved in the community through politics. We met with local elected officials and showed them how successful programs piloted by ACORN in Chicago and Milwaukee could be adapted to keep local youths off the streets. The result is CFBH's wildly popular Beer and Smokes for Votes program.

But it's not just young people who benefit through community organizing efforts. For example I also make frequent visits to Whispering Acres, the senior assisted living center across from Hy-Vee. Like many elderly people across America, the residents there often struggle with forgetfulness and confusion. As a community organizer, I listen to their concerns and boring, meandering stories about the Depression. Then, when they eventually fall asleep, I help by checking their mail and storage areas and medicine cabinets to see what needs organizing. If they suddenly wake back up, I enjoy helping them fill out various legal and financial forms, and voter registrations. I'm proud to say that through efforts like these, many of these seniors have come to think of me as family. And dude, I mean totally convinced.

So yes, Sarah Palin, you igloo-dwelling ignoramus, I am a Community Organizer - and damned proud of it. And I will be proud to bring my community organizing skills to the White House while you snowmobile in shame back to your stupid Alaska podunk moose meth lab. Speaking for America's dedicated community organizers and the hundreds of millions of Americans whose very lives depend on us -- we will not sit here while you badmouth the United States of America.

Oh, and Sarah? Call me.


Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:23:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2008 6:24:56 AM EDT by orangelo]
fuck him and "community organizers" in general

Anyone that sings the praises of ACORN, self confessed perpetrators of voter fraud in national elections, should eat shit and die.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:25:41 AM EDT
LOL
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:27:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By orangelo:
fuck him and "community organizers" in general

Anyone that sings the praises of ACORN, self confessed perpetrators of voter fraud in national elections, should eat shit and die.


, it's satire
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:29:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By orangelo:
fuck him and "community organizers" in general

Anyone that sings the praises of ACORN, self confessed perpetrators of voter fraud in national elections, should eat shit and die.


, it's satire


Doh. It reads too authentic... He did too well a job of impersonating the moonbats.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:30:37 AM EDT
reach out and work with communities in various ways.
liaison with, and for, community agencies for service within affected areas.
fight to make a difference.
raise awareness.
deal with community issues.
raise awareness in the community of how we are making differences about undealt-with issues .
when necessary, refer inquiries to outreach coordinators.
Help coordination agency administrators identify and address outreach opportunities.
model timetables and conceptualize benchmarks.
issue guidelines for poster contests and interpretive dance festivals.
Gather voter registrations, win valuable prizes.


These are the specifics?  What a tool.  Issue guidelines for poster contests?  This mus me some kind of joke.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:34:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2008 6:36:10 AM EDT by Kihn]

Originally Posted By orangelo:
fuck him and "community organizers" in general

Anyone that sings the praises of ACORN, self confessed perpetrators of voter fraud in national elections, should eat shit and die.


I'm not sure but I think this is satire:


To address these community problems, I reached out to local groups of disaffected dropout youths who were struggling with unemployment. During a rap-session kegger at my home, I spoke with them about ways they could get involved with the community and help protect the environment. Together we organized an innovative free community bicycle / metal recycling program. I am proud to say that it has been so successful that our private sector partner, Kyle's Salvage, has encouraged us to create an expanded free community car program.

The result is CFBH's wildly popular Beer and Smokes for Votes program.

As a community organizer, I listen to their concerns and boring, meandering stories about the Depression. Then, when they eventually fall asleep, I help by checking their mail and storage areas and medicine cabinets to see what needs organizing. If they suddenly wake back up, I enjoy helping them fill out various legal and financial forms, and voter registrations. I'm proud to say that through efforts like these, many of these seniors have come to think of me as family. And dude, I mean totally convinced.

Oh, and Sarah? Call me.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:37:12 AM EDT
That is a fargin JOKE!  In other words...they don't do JACK!  They produce NOTHING, they create NOTHING, they LEAD NO ONE!

That's not a JOB!  That is an extension of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY MACHINE!

Typical socialism bullshit!

Give me a break!  
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:39:14 AM EDT
Why Obama's Organizer Days Are A Big Joke

By MICHELLE MALKIN | Posted Friday, September 05, 2008 4:30 PM PT

Rudy Giuliani had me in stitches during his red-meat keynote address at the GOP convention. I laughed out loud when Giuliani laughed out loud while noting Barack Obama's deep experience as a "community organizer."

I laughed again when VP nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cracked: "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

Team Obama was not amused. (Neither were the snarky left-wingers on cable TV who are now allergic to sarcasm.) They don't get why we snicker when Obama dons his Community Organizer cape.

Apparently, the jibes rendered Obama's advisers sleepless. In a crack-of-dawn e-mail to Obama's followers hours after Giuliani and Palin spoke, campaign manager David Plouffe attempted to gin up faux outrage (and, more importantly, donations) by claiming grave offense on the part of community organizers everywhere. Fumed Plouffe:

"Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed. Let's clarify something for them right now. Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies."

Let me clarify something. Nobody is mocking community organizers in church basements and community centers across the country working to improve their neighbors' lives. What deserves ridicule is the notion that Obama's brief stint as a South Side rabble-rouser for tax-subsidized, partisan nonprofits qualifies as executive experience you can believe in.

What deserves derision is "community organizing" that relies on a community of homeless people and ex-cons to organize for the purpose of registering dead people to vote, shaking down corporations and using the race card as a bludgeon.

Obama's community organizing days involved training grievance-mongers from the far-left ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). The ACORN mob is infamous for its bully tactics (which they dub "direct actions"); Obama supporters have recounted his role in organizing an ambush on a government planning meeting about a landfill project opposed by Chicago's minority lobbies.

With benefactors like Obama in office, ACORN has milked nearly four decades of government subsidies to prop up chapters that promote the welfare state and undermine the free market, as well as some that have been implicated in perpetuating illegal immigration and voter fraud.

The group continues to garner scrutiny from law enforcement.

Last week, Milwaukee's top election official announced plans to seek criminal investigations of 37 ACORN employees accused of offering gifts to sign up voters (including prepaid gas cards and restaurant cards) or falsifying driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers or other information on voter registration cards.

Last month, a New Mexico TV station reported on the child rapists, drug offenders and forgery convicts on ACORN's payroll. In July, Pennsylvania investigators asked the public for help in locating a fugitive named Luis R. Torres-Serrano, who is accused "of submitting more than 100 fraudulent voter registration forms he collected on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to county election officials." Also in July, a massive, nearly $1 million embezzlement scheme by top ACORN officials was exposed.

ACORN's political arm endorsed Obama in February and has ramped up efforts to register voters across the country. Meantime, completely ignored by the mainstream commentariat and clean-election crusaders, the Obama campaign admitted failing to report $800,000 in campaign payments to ACORN. They were disguised as payments to a front group called "Citizen Services Inc." for "advance work."

Jim Terry, an official from the Consumer Rights League, a watchdog group that monitors ACORN, noted: "ACORN has a long and sordid history of employing convoluted Enron-style accounting to illegally use taxpayer funds for their own political gain.

"Now it looks like ACORN is using the same type of convoluted accounting scheme for Obama's political gain." With a wave of his magic wand, Obama amended his Federal Election Commission forms to change the "advance work" to "get-out-the-vote" work.

Now, don't you dare challenge his commitment to following tax and election laws. And don't you even think of entertaining the possibility that The One exploited a nonprofit supposedly focused on helping low-income people for political gain. He was just "organizing" his "community." Guffaw.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:43:39 AM EDT


Caribou Barbie....

Rap session kegger....




Well done.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 6:44:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:02:28 AM EDT

reach out and work with communities in various ways.
liaison with, and for, community agencies for service within affected areas.
fight to make a difference.
raise awareness.
deal with community issues.
raise awareness in the community of how we are making differences about undealt-with issues .
when necessary, refer inquiries to outreach coordinators.
Help coordination agency administrators identify and address outreach opportunities.
model timetables and conceptualize benchmarks.
issue guidelines for poster contests and interpretive dance festivals.
Gather voter registrations, win valuable prizes.


This reads like alot of the shit I used to see at corporate off-sites.

'the teachable point of view'
'realign, refocus, recommitt'

Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:21:51 AM EDT
The scary part is, it's kind of hard to tell whether that's really satire. It's only a tiny bit more over the top then what these guys actually say.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:25:05 AM EDT
"Beer and smokes for votes"
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:28:27 AM EDT
This is a typical democrat mindset:

Zerglings = sheeple/democrat voters

Overlords = Community Organizers



and then it goes down something like this:

SPAWN MORE OVERLORDS
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:29:53 AM EDT
Yawn.  Community organizers have their place but the point which they are too stupid to grasp is that alone does not qualify you to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for goodness' sake...
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:43:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dannynoonan:
reach out and work with communities in various ways.
liaison with, and for, community agencies for service within affected areas.
fight to make a difference.
raise awareness.
deal with community issues.
raise awareness in the community of how we are making differences about undealt-with issues .
when necessary, refer inquiries to outreach coordinators.
Help coordination agency administrators identify and address outreach opportunities.
model timetables and conceptualize benchmarks.
issue guidelines for poster contests and interpretive dance festivals.
Gather voter registrations, win valuable prizes.


These are the specifics?  What a tool.  Issue guidelines for poster contests?  This mus me some kind of joke.


Of course it is.  Satire, and this one is excellent, uses sarcasm, which often professes to approve the very things the satirist actually wishes to attack.  This piece is so well written, the sarcasm almost too subtle, it sucks you in to almost believing it's real.  I was LOL all the way thru!
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:44:45 AM EDT

Professional Community Organizer


Translation: unemployed
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 7:49:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2008 7:49:46 AM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By orangelo:
fuck him and "community organizers" in general

Anyone that sings the praises of ACORN, self confessed perpetrators of voter fraud in national elections, should eat shit and die.


, it's satire


Well you might think this would tip people off to that...


By David Burge
Presidential Candidate
Professional Community Organizer
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 8:19:56 AM EDT
"On the south side of Chicago, in the baddest part of town"  the most famous "community organizer" was Jeff Forte and his gang of El Rukn's.  Before hiring out to Libia's Qudaffi for terrorist work in the US, they managed to get a $1 million grant from the federal government "teach job skills to gang members".
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 9:01:40 AM EDT
"The result is CFBH's wildly popular Beer and Smokes for Votes program."
If that shit was real, they would get any votes they wanted here. Toss in some Oxy or discounts on,  or free dentures, and they would own my town!
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 9:49:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dolanp:
Yawn.  Community organizers have their place but the point which they are too stupid to grasp is that alone does not qualify you to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for goodness' sake...


Why of course that's not his only qualification - he was also in the US Senate for 143 days. See, he's ready now.  
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 9:54:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15a292f:
"On the south side of Chicago, in the baddest part of town"  the most famous "community organizer" was Jeff Forte and his gang of El Rukn's.  Before hiring out to Libia's Qudaffi for terrorist work in the US, they managed to get a $1 million grant from the federal government "teach job skills to gang members".


Yep.  The same neighborhood that produced the El Rukns and Jose Padilla also vomited up BHO.  
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 9:59:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WarWeapon762:
This is a typical democrat mindset:

Zerglings = sheeple/democrat voters

Overlords = Community Organizers



and then it goes down something like this:

SPAWN MORE OVERLORDS






I just wanted a reason to use this
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 10:01:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
Professional Community Organizer


Translation: unemployed[ but with a .gov paycheck/quote]


There fixed it for you.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 10:03:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By orangelo:
fuck him and "community organizers" in general

Anyone that sings the praises of ACORN, self confessed perpetrators of voter fraud in national elections, should eat shit and die.


Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree but the term "Community Organizer" sounds like the "chairman of the block committee" and the like.   These  came about in Moscow after the Bolshevik Revolution, and similar which existed in Maoist China (and may to this day, for all I know).
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 10:10:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2008 10:12:27 AM EDT by Justin-Kase]

Originally Posted By mace:

Originally Posted By dolanp:
Yawn.  Community organizers have their place but the point which they are too stupid to grasp is that alone does not qualify you to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for goodness' sake...


Why of course that's not his only qualification - he was also in the US Senate for 143 days. See, he's ready now.  


Y U B undastatn his cred N sheeit?


Originally Posted By P-Diddy:
He's been campaigning for two years now. Running a political campaign is more executive experience than being a small town mayor and Gov of a state with a small population, with no black people or crackheads.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 10:26:50 AM EDT
More on Obama the Communist.


In Artful Dodger style, Barack Obama, plays down his mentorship with Communist author Saul Alinsky. But Alinsky’s son, L. David Alinsky, credits Obama for “learning his lesson well” from the Communist guru.

Indeed, Alinsky Jr. who credits his late father for the success of last week’s Democratic National Convention, may have done something that Obama’s detractors couldn’t: blown the cover on the presidential hopeful’s communist leanings.

No one can blame Alinsky for the pretentiousness of the Ancient Greek Temple from which Obama addressed plebes, or for the tacky neon colours on display at the Pepsi Centre, but it was Alinsky who wrote Rules for Radicals, the bible of the far left.

Says Alinsky’s son L. David Alinsky of his father’s influence at the Dem Convention: “ALL the elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situation and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd’s chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people.”

“The Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style, the Communist guru’s son wrote in a letter published yesterday in the Boston Globe.

The Artful Dodger may be less than pleased that he has been pegged as a Saul Alinsky Poster Boy by the guru’s own son.

“Barack Obama’s training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness,” Alinsky Jr. wrote to the Globe. “It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.

“I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.”

Alinsky should be reminded that the West has stared down communism everywhere it has raised its hideous head.

influencing a Democratic convention from the grave pales in comparison to the results that followed President Ronald Reagan’s famous words, “Mr. Gorbachev, take down this wall.”

The commonsense and freedom-loving Gipper would have chuckled at the audacity of Obama’s Ancient Greek Temple stage setting and would have told Obama what he told the world: “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”

Reagan also said: “I have seen the rise and fall of Nazi tyranny, the subsequent cold war and the nuclear nightmare that for 50 years haunted the dreams of children everywhere. During that time my generation defeated totalitarianism. As a result, your world is poised for better tomorrows. What will you do on your journey?”

“Alinsky considered himself a realist above all, the ultimate pragmatist.” (American Thinker, Aug. 30, 2008). “As a confirmed atheist, Alinsky believed that the here and now is all there is, and therefore had no qualms about assorted versions of morality in the pursuit of worldly power. He didn’t coddle his radical acolytes or encourage their bourgeois distinctions between good and evil when it came to transferring power from the Haves to the Have Nots. Alinsky saw the already formed church communities as being the perfect springboards for agitation and creating bonds for demanding goods and services.”

Obama followed the same path.

It is a fact that activist-cum senator Barack Hussein Obama started off his career as an activist with a position as a community organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious conference (CCRC) in Chicago. Both the CCRC and the DCP were built on the Alinsky model of community agitation, wherein paid organizers learned, in Alinsky’s own words, how to “rub raw the sores of discontent”.

Meanwhile L. David Alinsky, perhaps unwittingly put Obama into the proper perspective by stating without reservation: “Obama learned his lesson well.”


Obama Learned His Lesson Well by David Alinsky
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