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they are a changin':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIKPKjl0-pg
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More frightening stuff:

Here are two articles regarding Van Jones and his communist beliefs and associations who is now a special advisor to President Obama.  This is just one of the radicals that Obama has surrounded himself with in the White House.  There are now over 40 czars along with their staffs to support them.  These "special advisors" as the White House is now calling them were not vetted by the Senate and answer to no one but the President.  One of the people in one of Van Jones' organizations, the Apollo Group, is a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground along with Bill Ayers (remember him?).  This organization, the Apollo Group, was responsible for writing part of the Stimulus Bill and is now spending millions of our money at their discretion for their causes.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108445
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108441

The White House is not responding to calls for information on this or how these czars were screened.  Van Jones and the other guy spending our stimulus money also have criminal backgrounds and are ex-cons.

Van Jones describes himself as a community organizer now working within the framework of the federal government family.


Here’s an article on Obama's new and first ever FCC "Diversity Chief".  Obama is going after conservative talk radio.  This new Diversity Chief praises Hugo Chavez and praises his "democratic" revolution.
http://www.newsmax.com/ruddy/obama_talk_radio/2009/08/30/253646.html


Is this the hope and change some people thought they were voting for?

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While sort of "on topic" and since you're in the know more than I am, Denise, I'm curious: are czars considered paid by the Federal Government, and if so, do they make the same wages? That might sound like a funny question, but I don't think it is. What's their compensation? I could go on line and find out what actual federal workers [as well as state workers] might make, but what does a Czar bring home?

Just curious...and finding the whole time out on logic highly amusing, even though my pocketbook is sorely missing some "cents".

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That's one of the problems, Karilea, nobody knows how much they are paid, how they were screened, chosen, what the details are regarding the size of their staff, who they are, what they are paid etc., although I am sure they are paid from our tax dollars, no doubt. And they answer to no one except Obama. Not to you, to me, or to Congress. There are 40 plus of the 'Czars', or as the White House prefers to call them, 'special advisors', at this time. Some more questions: Why would Obama choose people who have radical backgrounds, criminal records, ties to the Weather Underground and other radical groups, and an avowed communist, as advisors? How much power do they wield?

Here is a link where you can watch all five videos of Glenn Beck's special programs last week on this issue and more. Many important questions posed by Beck need answers. So far the White House has been silent, except to call to say to stop calling them Czars, they are Special Advisors.

http://patriotsnetwork.com/
  
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Karilea, it was reported on ABC news that the czars make between 135,000 on the low end to 175,000 on the high end. Then they also have staffs....and, yes, we pay for them, although they do not report to and are not obliged to answer to COngress.
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Welcome back Michael. Good to see you!

Here's an interesting article regarding Obama's selection of his advisors:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108545

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Aha...I'm reminded why I veer away from the news. Ack...but thanks, Denise. I do listen to Glenn now and then - I usually rely on the spouse to bring me up to date. But my question, and the answers, were something that we had both missed.

Welcome back, Mike!

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Nice to be here.....I think.

Democrats will simply go after the messenger here, being Beck, but what he presents are actual facts of the czar backgrounds and their own quotes, which cannot be refuted, regardless of the messenger.

I cannot believe that even the most dyed-in-the-wool, Obama-supporting liberal can look at these points and not feel that there is something very wrong here. Closing their eyes, and minds, is their only choice, which they will do and to hell with the country.
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If this columnist's suspicions are correct things are even worse than we could have imagined:
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14262
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I don't like the whole idea of Czars. It was probably a good solution to a specific problem when Roosevelt first introduced them. Since then however they've been so overused that they've eventually just ended up as a placebo for the people, used by successive Governments that didn't really have a clue how to fix a problem but wanted to be seen to be doing something and appease public concern.

Take the E.coli outbreak.

Faced with the issue of food safety that had the nation in a panic the logical move would have been to endorse stronger food standards and maybe bolster the Food and Drug Administration with extra resources to enforce current standards. So what did the president do?

He appointed Dr. David W.K. Acheson as the Food Safety Czar. His job? Well a sceptic might say, with good reason, that it was to do what someone else was already supposed to be doing but wasn't.

Does that sound like a good plan? I mean you don't sack the idiot who can't do his job you just employ someone else he can report his latest incompetence to on a daily basis.

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As usual -- Glenn Beck is either a  liar  or  an  idiot  (or both).

This isn't really worth the time, but, one doesn't have to look very far to find facts:

First:

Van Jones works for the Council on Environmental Quality and reports to Nancy Sutley -- and as Chair she was confirmed by the Senate.

If you want to know Van Jones salary -- submit an FOI request

Second:

quote:

After smearing White House special advisor Van Jones for days on his show, Glenn Beck said on August 27, 2009: "I want to point out the silence; no one has challenged these facts -- they just attack me personally."

Well, the White House is wise to stay above the fray but someone has to set the record straight. And as the person who first hired Van Jones, initially as a legal intern and later as a legal fellow, I am in a unique position to know the truth.

And the truth is: Beck is fabricating his facts.

For instance: several times on his show, Beck has said or implied that Van went to prison for taking part in the Rodney King riots.

Van has never served time in any prison. He has never been convicted of any crime. And just to be clear: Van was not even in Los Angeles during those tumultuous days.

I know because he was working for me -- in San Francisco -- when the four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. I was the Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area when Van was an intern.
----
The True Story (From Someone Who Was There)

This is what really happened. On May 8, 1992, the week AFTER the Rodney King disturbances, I sent a staff attorney and Van out to be legal monitors at a peaceful march in San Francisco. The local police, perhaps understandably nervous, stopped the march and arrested hundreds of people -- including all the legal monitors.

The matter was quickly sorted out; Van and my staff attorney were released within a few hours. All charges against them were dropped. Van was part of a successful class action lawsuit later; the City of San Francisco ultimately compensated him financially for his unjust arrest (a rare outcome).

So the unwarranted arrest at a peaceful march -- for which the charges were dropped and for which Van was financially compensated -- is the sole basis for the smear that he is some kind of dangerous criminal.

Van has spoken often about that difficult period 17 years ago -- and its impact on him, as a young law student. But to imply that he was somehow a rioter who went to prison is absurd. Beck also bizarrely claims that Van was arrested in the Seattle WTO protests. That is just a flat-out falsehood.

You don't have to take my word for it. Arrests and convictions are all a matter of public record. Beck is at best relying on Internet rumors or even inventing claims to boost his ratings.

Beck is no more accurate with present facts than he is with past ones.

Beck has said repeatedly that Van is some kind of a mysterious "czar," accountable to no one but the President. A simple Internet search shows that this claim is false. A March 10, 2009, press release announced that Van was hired by the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality - to work on her staff as a "special advisor."

In other words, Van is within the normal White House chain of command, reporting to an office confirmed by the United States Senate, just like most White House staffers. Media outlets sometimes use the "czar" shorthand. But the facts show that Van has no mysterious role or extra-constitutional powers.

Beck has implied on two occasions that Van Jones and other Obama appointees were not vetted by the FBI. False. I was interviewed in my own office by an FBI agent, dutifully vetting Van. Yet another fabrication on the part of Mr. Beck.
http://www.alternet.org/story/142310/glenn_beck%27s_crazy_lies_about_van_jones/



Third:

The Secretary of Labor spends the money related to jobs creation.

Fourth:

This really isn't worth the time.
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Last week President Obama appointed yet another “czar” with massive government power, answering only to him. Even before this latest appointment, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate wrote President Obama a letter saying that these czars are unconstitutional. President Obama’s “czar strategy” is an unprecedented power grab centralizing authority in the White House, outside congressional oversight and in violation of the Constitution.

As of last week, Czar Kenneth Feinberg has the authority to set the pay scale for executives at any company receiving government money (and how many aren’t, these days?). Czar Feinberg has the power to say that someone’s pay is excessive, and to make companies cut that pay until the czar is pleased. Congress did not give Czar Feinberg this authority. For that matter, Congress has not authorized any of the czars that President Barack Obama has created. Over the past thirty years presidents have each had one or two czars for various issues, and once the number went as high as five. But now, by some counts President Obama has created sixteen czars, and there may be more on the way. Each of these has enormous government power, and answers only to the president.

Democratic Senator Robert Byrd is the president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate.  Senator Byrd wrote a letter to President Obama in February, criticizing the president’s strategy of creating czars to manage important areas of national policy. Senator Byrd said that these appointments violate both the constitutional system of checks and balances and the constitutional separation of powers, and is a clear attempt to evade congressional oversight. (Didn’t this White House promise unprecedented transparency?)

http://townhall.com/columnists/KenKlukowski/2009/06/15/senior_democrat_says_obamas_czars_unconstitutional

Interesting that one of the top Democrats can see there is something wrong here and our illustrious members here can't.

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Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.

By Thursday, Mrs. Browner's name and biography had been removed from Socialist International's Web page, though a photo of her speaking June 30 to the group's congress in Greece was still available.

Socialist International, an umbrella group for many of the world's social democratic political parties such as Britain's Labor Party, says it supports socialism and is harshly critical of U.S. policies.

The group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, the organization's action arm on climate change, says the developed world must reduce consumption and commit to binding and punitive limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Obama, who has said action on climate change would be a priority in his administration, tapped Mrs. Browner last month to fill a new position as White House coordinator of climate and energy policies. The appointment does not need Senate confirmation.

Mr. Obama's transition team said Mrs. Browner's membership in the organization is not a problem and that it brings experience in U.S. policymaking to her new role.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/12/obama-climate-czar-has-socialist-ties/print/
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President Obama: 16 Czars (and counting)

    * Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske, former Seattle police chief

    * Energy and Environment Czar: Carol Browner

    * Homeland Security Czar: John Brennan

    * Health Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle

    * Urban Affairs Czar: Adolfo Carrion, Jr.

    * Economic Czar: Paul A. Volcker

    * Regulatory Czar: Cass R. Sunstein

    * Technology Czar: Vivek Kundra

    * Government Performance Czar: Jeffrey Zients

    * Border Czar: Alan Bersin

    * WMD Policy Czar: Gary Samore

    * Intelligence Czar (Director of National Intelligence): Dennis Blair

    * Car Czar: Steven Rattner

    * Pay Czar: Kenneth R. Feinberg

    * Great Lakes Czar: Cameron Davis

    * Cyber Czar: TBA

Let’s talk a little more about this. Know how many Czars Reagan had? One. Bush 41? One. Clinton? Three. Dubya? Four. Obama has already QUADRUPLED that. And since most of these positions are already covered by Secretaries, the overlap is wasteful. And some are just inane (seriously, A GREAT LAKES CZAR? What is a Great Lakes Czar? Overlord of the Catfish? I don’t understand). Scariest part? Czars have no one to answer to but Obama. Know how much they are in control of? $1.7 TRILLION. Yeah.
http://pinkelephantpundit.com/2009/06/10/obama-czar-of-czars/

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You'll need to revise your numbers considerably Mike.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._executive_branch_czars
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2  009/jun/12/john-mccain/McCain-says-Obama-has-more-czars-than-Romanovs/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_Cabinet

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The kitchen cabinet is the name given to Presidential advisers who do not hold high public office but who wield great influence in the White House. President Andrew Jackson, upset because his cabinet secretaries did not rein in their wives during the Peggy Eaton affair (in which the wife of the secretary of war was accused of a prior adulterous act), relied on two newspaper editors and three minor officials in the Treasury Department instead of convening cabinet meetings. His political enemies accused him of using a “kitchen cabinet” instead of the real one.

Earlier, Thomas Jefferson had been accused of forming an “invisible cabinet” that dealt in “backstairs influence” at the White House. Later, Theodore Roosevelt had a “tennis cabinet” and Warren Harding a “poker cabinet” of advisers. Harry Truman was criticized for relying on his Missouri Gang, and he struck back at critics by claiming to have organized his own kitchen cabinet, which included a secretary for inflation, secretary of reaction, secretary for columnists, and secretary of semantics. President Ronald Reagan invited a group of California business entrepreneurs who had been active in funding his campaigns to serve as informal advisers, but after some bad publicity the White House staff got Reagan to distance himself from them.
http://www.answers.com/topic/kitchen-cabinet


http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=E4A45A27-18FE-70B2-A8D5995710778D81
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Maybe you should clue in Robert Byrd, reb. Of course he IS getting pretty old

Entertaining to see the time you put into something not worth the time that makes you yawn.

Keep thinking everything is fine and above board...it's  easier that way.
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15 whole minutes.

All ya gotta do is look around Mike.


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Look around alternet? I'll pass...

What I'd like to see is an unemployment czar. B.O. could certainly use one of those...
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     I did a Google search.  The first page yielded this phrase:

"1 - 10 of about 4,980,000 for Use of "Czar" during Bush Administration." This suggests that Four is apparently inaccurate for George W. Bush by a very wide margin.  

     I have not checked the figures for George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.  Since the title "Czar" is as frequently imposed by the newspapers as by the administration itself, the issue seems to be an attempt to say something critical of Obama without actual content.

     "The Car Czar," if I understand the dates correctly, was an invention of George W. Bush.  "The Aids Czar" was his as well;  also "The War Czar." Many many other Czars are his as well, and since "Czar" is not a formal title in this country and is not spoken of in the constitution, any suggestion that it would be confirmed by the Senate would be inappropriate.  

    To criticize something that is not supposed to be confirmed by the Senate for not having been confirmed by the Senate seems a puzzle to me.  Should the congress have wished this to have been the case, it would have made its will known already.  It certainly has the power to do so now, should it believe that it needs do so at this point.  Then the courts can comment, should they wish to do so.

     In the meantime, the only jobs with titles like "Czar" in this country are created by the newspapers and the media because they sell more soap.  And the Senate doesn't have to confirm anybody's ability to sell soap.  


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This is the spit that keeps me away.
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I think staying above the fray implies a moral high ground, which I don't think the government has.

If you go to the first Beck program there is an audio clip of Van Jones in his own words saying that he went into jail a Marxist and came out a Communist. That's a quick evolvement for a couple hours in lockup, but I guess anything is possible.

Should someone have to do an FOI request to find out how much a special advisor is being paid out of taxpayer money? Where's the transparency in that? Why isn't it freely available along with other federal positions, especially if that someone merely works for the chair of a council in a position confirmed by Congress?

Also, Van Jones' group, The Appolo Alliance, of which he is a founding board member, helped to write the Stimulis Bill, the one that nobody was allowed time to actually read before voting on, that funded itself billions with our tax dollars. Another co-founder and board member is another Mr. Jones (his first name escapes me at the moment) is also a co-founder of the Weather Underground along with Bill Ayers.

quote:
Despite its seemingly innocuous name, the Apollo Alliance is just as radical and far left as ACORN. Their website may be filled with "institutional speak," but they are, in reality, as red as Mao's Handbook. The organizers of Apollo may claim the organization was "launched in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy" for the purposes of developing green technology, but 9/11was simply the crisis they were able to take advantage of. After all, as the Obama White House likes to remind us, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

Apollo is about establishing coalitions in states and cities nationwide to "promote policy change consistent [with their] Ten-Point Plan for reducing America's dependence on foreign oil." That may sound like a novel plan until we investigate deeper. It is then that we find a group as dangerous as the Weather Underground. Their sensus plenior is radical control of the energy free-market and control of our private property.

Groups like Apollo Alliance may be unknown to 99 percent of Americans, but they're not unknown to Barack Hussein Obama – which brings me to my point.

Why would Obama, who promised he would surround himself with respected experts like Warren Buffet, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, Gen. Jim Jones (former supreme allied commander of NATO), Dick Lugar and other ranking Republicans, instead align himself with radical communists and anarchists of such groups?

Start with Van Jones, Obama's green jobs czar. Matthew Vadum writes, "[Jones and] Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), the revolutionary group formed by [the] self-described communist and rowdy black nationalist … held a vigil in Oakland, Calif., mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world on the night after Sept. 11, 2001."

"He does not appear to have distanced himself from his past communist activities and is now part of the Obama administration's push to turn Sept.11 into a National Day of Service focused on the promotion of the radical environmentalist agenda." ("Van Jones and His STORMtroopers Denounced America the Night After 9/11"; The American Spectator Blog; Aug. 29, 2009) I pause to ask how one turns the worst terrorist act on American soil in history into a day of environmental service?

Aaron Klein wrote, "[Jones'] radical group's manual boasted the 9/11 vigil was held to express solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans, and to mourn the civilians killed in the terrorist attacks as well as the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world." ("Obama 'Czar' on 9/11: Blame U.S. Imperialism"; WorldNetDaily.com; Aug. 28, 2009)

Klein also reported that "a section of STORM's manual … describes Jones' organization as having a commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism. "We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the State and the Party," reads the manifesto, "and we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by third world revolutionaries like Mao Zedong and Amilcar Cabral."

Why would Obama invest so much power in a non-elected legislator, like Jones, who holds such radical anarchist views? The answer is: for the same reason he would select John Holdren, as science czar knowing he has proposed and advocated compulsory sterilization and forced abortions to control the population.

Obama selected Jones for the same reason he selected Cass Sunstein, a man who proposes bans on hunting and eating meat and who has proposed that our dogs be allowed to have an attorney in court, to be the regulatory czar. And although Sunstein has distanced himself from his proposed "fairness doctrine" for the Internet – if Obama's push for emergency control of the Net is realized, his backing away will be a moot point.

Why would Obama select Carol Browner, an outspoken member of Socialist International – a group that advocates global governance (read: one-world government) – to be global-warming czar? Why did he select Ezekiel Emanuel as health care adviser at the same time he is claiming there are no death panels in his universal health-care reform initiative? Are we to believe he is unaware that Emanuel is an outspoken proponent of the Complete Lives System, which puts values on lives based mostly on age?

Obama selected these and his other radical czars for the same reason he made friends with William Ayers and spent 20 years in Jeremiah Wright's church – because their ideologies are sympatico and always have been – he just couldn't say that while campaigning.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108545

Why does this group get to help write legislation and benefit financially from it?
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Should this concern anybody? If not, why not?
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108696
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More shameful shenanigans by the administration:
http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=1891

Van Jones was just the tip of the iceberg.
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Let's leave it at...none are so blind as those who will not see.

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The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
09/04/09 11:30 AM EDT

From a Nexis search a few moments ago:

Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.

If you were to receive all your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving President Obama's Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, your response would be, "Huh?" If you heard that that adviser, Van Jones, had apologized for a number of remarks and positions in the recent past, your response would be, "What?" And if you were in the Obama White House monitoring the Jones situation, you would be hoping that the news organizations listed above continue to hold the line -- otherwise, Jones, who is quite well thought of in Obama circles, would be history.


9/5/09 UPDATE: The New York Times, ABC and NBC hold the line

After the Jones controversy reached a boiling point on Friday, the Washington Post published a story, "White House Says Little on Embattled Jones," on page A-3 of its Saturday edition. But the New York Times remained silent on the story.

Likewise, on Friday night the "CBS Evening News" reported the Jones matter, but ABC's "World News" and "NBC Nightly News" again failed to report the story.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/The-Van-Jones-non-feeding-non-frenzy-57271402.html


...let me add, none are so blind as those who solely rely on network news for their i nformation.
 
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