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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tea Party Race Bias Study Disputed by Project 21's Deneen Borelli


Project 21's Deneen Borelli pokes holes in a report by the University of Washington that claims members of the Tea Party movement harbor feelings of racial animosity on the April 28 broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends."


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 2:29 PM

Tom and Deneen Borelli Discuss Tea Parties on G. Gordon Liddy Show


Tom Borelli, director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, and Deneen Borelli, full-time fellow of the Project 21 African-American leadership network Project 21, discussed the 700-900 Tax Day Tea Parties across the national, taxation, ObamaCare, and cap-and-trade on G. Gordon Liddy's national radio program on April 15.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 2:17 PM

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pro-ObamaCare Corporations to Be Questioned at Stockholder Meetings Thursday

National Center for Public Policy Research staff members Tom Borelli, Deneen Borelli and Justin Danhof will be attending the annual stockholder meetings of Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson Thursday to directly ask the corporations' CEOs why they bankrolled lobbying and ad campaigns supporting the passage of ObamaCare.

Johnson & Johnson's CEO will also be asked why Johnson & Johnson is lobbying for cap-and-trade.

More details are available in our press release.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:38 PM

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie Speaks at New Jersey Tea Party Rally


The Morristown Daily Record produced a video about the Morristown, NJ Tax Day Tea Party on April 15. At about 1:40 into the video, it covers part of the speech delivered there by Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:25 PM

Friday, April 16, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli Calls on President Obama to Attend a Tea Party Rally



While being interviewed on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends show April 16, Project 21's Deneen Borelli responded to President Obama's complaint that Tea Party goers really should "thank" him by calling on the President to attend a Tea Party rally and talk to rally participants in order to "really hear what is going on" in terms of public concerns and discontent.

Addendum: Always whining about something, Media Matters for America is complaining that Deneen is wrong because, to quote the Media Matters website, "the recovery act contained $288 billion in tax relief." Media Matters is pretending it doesn't understand the concept of "net," that is, if the President promotes a tiny tax cut and larger tax increases, he really ought not claim the mantle of "tax cutter."

The Heritage Foundation's Brian Riedl notes that President Obama's latest budget raises taxes by $3 trillion. The President raised tobacco taxes, which disproportionately fall upon lower income individuals. ObamaCare contains massive tax increases. Cap-and-trade, which the President ardently supports, would raise taxes still further, probably by trillions if not quickly repealed (admittedly, through a regulatory apparatus, but the money is lifted from taxpayers just as thoroughly).

Note: I fixed an incorrect link to Media Matters. I apologize for any inconvenience.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:10 AM

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Video of Deneen Borelli Speech at DC Tax Day Tea Party


Note to Deneen fans: Deneen will be a guest Friday morning at 6 AM Eastern on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends show, discussing the Tea Party rally.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 9:47 PM

Black Conservative Deneen Borelli Addresses DC Tea Party

Like her husband Tom, Project 21 full-time fellow Deneen Borelli made it to the big screen at the FreedomWorks-sponsored DC Tax Day Tea Party tonight.

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Based on the e-mail, certain press clips, and website comments Deneen often receives, I have no doubt there are leftists out there who will look at this picture, see Deneen chose to wear a white shirt, and consider it subliminal evidence that she sees herself as an "Oreo."

Racists believe black people are required to think the way their masters, the black and white leftists, tell them to think. All the ones I know of are leftists.

(DC Tax Day Tea Party picture by David Almasi)



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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 7:55 PM

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Deneen Borelli Talks Tea Party on Hannity

On Fox News' "Hannity," Project 21 full-time Fellow Deneen Borelli discussed attacks on and allegations against Tea Party activists and newfound flaws in President Obama's recently-adopted health care plan.

This show was broadcast on March 26.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:51 PM

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Borellis at Marlboro College - April 12

BorelliTomDeneen.jpgTom Borelli of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project and Deneen Borelli of the Project 21 black leadership network are scheduled to speak on the campus of Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont on April 12.

The Borellis have been asked to give a presentation entitled "The Tea Party Movement: Political Activism in the Economic Arena." The event is scheduled to take place on April 12 at 7:00 PM at Ragle Hall.

Directions to the campus can be found here. A further description of the event can be found here.

Tom and Deneen have been active in the tea party movement both locally and nationally. They have spoken at tea party rallies in places such as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Deneen is also scheduled to speak at the Freedomworks "Tax Day Tea Party" to be held at the Washington Monument grounds on the evening of April 15.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.


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Posted by David W. Almasi at 10:28 PM

Project 21 Members' Essays Published in New Freedom's Journal Magazine

FreedomsJournalLogo.jpgThe March/April edition of the black-owned Freedom's Journal magazine features three essays from members of the National Center's Project 21 black leadership network.

The issue, which has an overall focus on the problems brought by big government, includes commentary from Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli and members Emery McClendon and R. Dozier Gray.

In the essay "Social Justice: Not What It Used to Be," R. Dozier Gray notes:
Who could possibly be against social justice?...

In one sense, social justice is the basis for a sound and civil society. The struggle for social justice is, in its purest form, the struggle for equality of opportunity over outcome. That's not a problem.

Consider that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in and the 55th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott. These were struggles for social justice, and were key to ending the scourge of enforced segregation in our nation.

Abolishing slavery. Women's suffrage. All social justice movements of their time. All good.

But there is a problem in modern times, where social justice is often redefined for progressive political gain. This problem usually comes when social justice is intertwined with a quest for economic justice...

In this new interpretation, social justice can more appropriately be considered "collective retribution" or "restorative justice." The lingering question, however, is to restore what to whom and at what cost. It opens up a Pandora's Box of unsettling possibilities.

Merely suggesting that "justice" needs a qualifier is appalling. To be just or equitable is a simple task: all parties must be treated fairly as reasoned conscience dictates.
In his essay, "What's brewing in America? A Tea Party Revolt!," Emery McClendon notes the non-violent and non-racial underpinnings of the popular tea party movement against big government. McClendon writes:
Since his election, Barack Obama and his supporters have sought to move our nation leftward at breakneck speed. In the process, they've exhibited a blatant disregard for our Constitution, traditions, military and the general rule of law.

Americans accepted it at first, but now their patience is wearing thin.

Young people are being indoctrinated in left-wing politics, personified by figures such as Mao and Bill Ayers - enemies of our nation's founding principles nonetheless admired by members of the Obama Administration.

Those same people also appear bent on taking us further away from our traditional Judeo-Christian morals and values.

It's shocking that a nation with more freedoms and liberties than most others could fall for such garbage. What happened to the hearts and minds of so many Americans? It's clear there's a battle for the soul of America being waged.
Also, Deneen Borelli, in her "Government Climate Claims Will Cost You More Than You Know," notes:
Too bad for the global warming lobby that the facts don't meet the rhetoric. Too bad for the rest of us that, despite this, it is still set on imposing its flawed agenda on our nation...

At its core, cap-and-trade is a tax directed at people who use fossil fuels. The lofty intent is to promote alternative energy sources, but -- seeing as there are not yet such abundant or feasible sources available -- this means virtually everyone will suffer under the tax for the foreseeable future...

And the U.S. would be imposing cap-and-trade unilaterally, without other major nations governments such as India and China imposing similar limitations on themselves. In going it nearly alone, the U.S. risks all of the economic harm while getting none of the alleged environmental gain.

It's a folly the Obama Administration's EPA is walking into with eyes wide open. At a July 2009 hearing, when Senator Inhofe presented EPA administrator Lisa Jackson with the EPA's own data that showed a unilateral cap-and-trade policy would have no effect on global climate, Jackson replied: "I believe the central parts of the [EPA] chart are that U.S. action alone will not impact world [carbon dioxide] levels."

With all of these revelations and the state of the economy, it's no surprise support for cap-and-trade is so low. Cap-and-trade was one of the catalysts for the tea parties and for the town halls of 2009. In a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press, just 28 percent of those surveyed called global warming a top priority for 2010 -- as opposed to the economy (83 percent), jobs (81 percent) and terrorism (80 percent).
Besides these Project 21 members, the March/April issue of Freedom's Journal also includes essays from Walter Williams, Herman Cain and Ken Blackwell.

To see a sample of this issue, look for the new issue tab on the Freedom's Journal web site after clicking here.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.

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Posted by David W. Almasi at 10:21 PM

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Deneen and Tom Borelli on Fox Shows Friday

Project 21 full-time fellow Deneen Borelli will be a guest on Fox and Friends Friday at 7:15 AM, discussing the subject of the racist attacks she receives, such as those sampled in this blog post.

Her husband Tom, who serves as the director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project, will be a guest on Fox's sister channel, the Fox Business Channel, a few hours later. At approximately 10:40 AM, Tom will be a guest on Varney and Co. He will discuss General Electric's exploitation of the memory of the late President Ronald Reagan.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:29 PM

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Speaking of Racist Garbage Hurled by Liberals....

...would any liberal groups or politicians (or Keith Olbermann) care to disavow this....?

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Or perhaps emails like this?

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Speaking of racist garbage thrown by liberals (of which the above are just two of many), Project 21 issued a press release yesterday:
Where Is the Outrage When Black Conservative Tea Party Activists Are Called the N-Word?

Black conservatives opposed to government-run health care routinely are called the "n-word" and worse -- by liberals, says Deneen Borelli, full-time Fellow with the Project 21 black leadership network.

To black lawmakers allegedly receiving the same treatment, Borelli said: "Welcome to my world! I've been called worse than the N-word by alleged enlightened liberals for the outrage of expressing my views on topics such as the threat of government overreach on things such as ObamaCare, climate change legislation, the Second Amendment and pro-growth economics."

"It should go without saying that racial slurs are offensive and uncalled for," added Borelli. "But progressives seem far more aggressive in hurling racist comments than Tea Party members. I find that all the time on my e-mail after I appear on television or radio."

Responding to comments made by Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) about the racial aspects and alleged racial tone of Tea Party rallies opposed to a government takeover of America's health care system, Borelli said: "In an attempt to inject race into the national debate about government running our nation's health care system, Representative Charlie Rangel made false allegations about the Tea Parties when he said that '[y]ou don't see any black folks in these groups. Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever.' Considering he's never invited me -- or any of his conservative colleagues, for that matter -- for insight on reworking one-sixth of our economy, he obviously must not realize I am black. He also failed to see the other black faces I've seen at the many tea party rallies I've attended and spoken at over the past few months."

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by The National Center for Public Policy Research (www.nationalcenter.org).

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 7:30 PM

Third Video of Tea Party Protest of Black Congressmen Reveals No Racial Taunts

I found what is (by my count) a third video showing Rep. John Lewis and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus walking from the House office buildings to the Capitol on Saturday, March 20 -- the walk during which the Congressmen claim to have been called the "n-word."

The other two videos, already widely viewed, are here:

I don't hear any racial epithets on any of these, although I agree with those who have said that is inconclusive. Still, William Douglas of McClatchy reported that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said the n-word "was a chorus," so it seems odd that no videos or witnesses have appeared. This "n-word" story has been national news for four days now.

For what it's worth, I was there Saturday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, and I didn't hear anything race-based the entire time. Unfortunately, that, too, is inconclusive.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 7:20 PM

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Seeing Double: Deneen Borelli on Fox Twice Saturday Morning

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Project 21's Deneen Borelli will appear on Fox and Friends Saturday at 6:15 AM Eastern to discuss health care and the Tea Party Movement.

Deneen also pre-recorded a segment for Good Day New York Street Talk (Fox-5 WNYW in New York) to air Saturday between 6:00 to 6:30 AM discussing the decisions recently made by the Texas State Board of Education regarding textbooks, so for part of the 6 o'clock hour, she'll be competing for air time with herself.

As a bonus for Deneen fans, here's a picture of Deneen today at a rally outside the office of Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY):

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:27 AM

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Video: Project 21's Deneen Borelli on "Hannity"



In case you missed it, here's video of Deneen Borelli's appearance on Hannity yesterday.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:08 PM

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli on "Hannity" Tonight

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Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli will appear on the "Great American Panel" on the Fox News Channel's "Hannity" program at 9:00 PM eastern on Tuesday, March 16.

Deneen has been interviewed on Fox News Channel, Hot Tea Radio and many other media outlets lately about the health care debate and how it is growing the tea party movement. Today saw several tea party rallies in Washington and across the nation related to the push for a health care vote this week, so it is likely Deneen will be speaking about this important issue tonight.

Check your local listings for Fox News Channel on cable. Fox News is available on channel 118 on Fios, channel 205 on Dish Network and channel 360 on DirecTV.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.

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Posted by David W. Almasi at 2:14 PM

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Deneen Borelli Discusses Health Care and Tea Party Movement on Fox and Friends


On this morning's edition of Fox and Friends, Project 21 full-time fellow Deneen Borelli discussed the Tea Party movement's reaction to President Obama's continuing push for the big government health care plan.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:29 PM

Project 21's Robin Martin on Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Campaign


On a recent edition of the PBS Show "To the Contrary," Project 21's Robin Martin discussed Michelle Obama's health food and anti-obesity campaigns.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:15 PM

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli on "Fox and Friends" Thursday Morning

Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli is scheduled to appear on "Fox and Friends" on the Fox News Channel on Thursday, March 4 at approximately 6:15 AM eastern.

Deneen is expected to talk about health care reform efforts and other breaking morning news. Deneen and her husband, National Center Free Enterprise Project director Tom Borelli, just authored a commentary on how tea party politics factor into the Obama health care plans that was published on the channel's "Fox Forum."

Check your local listings for Fox News Channel on cable. Fox News Channel is available on channel 118 on Fios, channel 205 on Dish Network and channel 360 on DirecTV.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.


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Posted by David W. Almasi at 9:15 PM

Articles We'd We'd Like To See Removed from the Internet

TheRoot030210upload.pngI see "The Root," a website run by the Washington Post and Henry Louis Gates, has declined to remove an article equating black conservatives with criminals just because they are conservative.

Project 21 members complained about this article on February 24; others have as well, but as usual, black conservatives are considered fair game.

I think their rule is that white people are allowed to think for themselves, but black people aren't, though you'd have to confirm that's what the logic is with the Washington Post and Henry Louis Gates.

Shameful.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:42 AM

Friday, February 26, 2010

More Project 21 Criticism of NAACP Image Award for Van Jones

Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie criticized the NAACP for giving an Image Award to Van Jones — the former Obama Administration “green jobs czar” who was thrown under the bus by the White House last September. Massie gave a stern rebuttal to a commentary written by NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous that was posted on CNN.com in which Jealous sought to justify the award to Jones.

Mychal’s comments about the award can be found here.

But Mychal is not the only Project 21 member speaking out about this dubious selection made by the NAACP. Here is what other Project 21 members are saying:

R. Dozier Gray:
The NAACP, through president Ben Jealous, christened Van Jones a “American treasure.” Really? Why?

If he were such a treasure, why would the Obama Administration no longer have a place for him? It was certainly not because the White House disagrees with his bent on green jobs. It was because, through his past radicalism and current demeanor, he became a political liability.

So the question is, how is it that Van Jones is not too caustic for the NAACP?

It seems that regardless of the baggage that Jones carries with him, the NAACP thinks it worthwhile —even beneficial — to associate with him.

The NAACP says Jones is qualified for one of its special Image Awards because of his work in helping develop a “green collar” economy. We only need to look to Spain to see how silly this is. Every one Spanish green job cost 2.2 regular jobs in its creation, and one-in-ten of those green jobs might actually last. So, what is the value of this treasure? Anti-capitalism? Anti-jobs?
Deneen Borelli:
After Van Jones effectively slit his own throat by not being able to keep his radicalism in check — and was forced out of the White House as a result — it would appear the NAACP is helping Jones rebuild his image. I don’t think this is what the Image Awards was originally intended to do.

In bestowing an Image Award on this once self-proclaimed communist and 911-truther, the NAACP is again showing its real aim these days is to promote and defend the left-wing agenda. With so many blacks making legitimate achievements in American society today, it’s outrageous that the NAACP is picking from the bottom of the barrel with Jones.

The main beneficiaries of this award are Jones and the shamed Obama Administration that hired him. With their flawed cap-and-trade energy tax on the ropes, they are likely hoping a rehabilitated Jones will be an asset in touting the false benefits of a “green economy.”
This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected].

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 5:00 AM

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bloomberg Covers National Center Questions for John Deere Management

JohnDeereLogo.jpgBloomberg News is covering Tom and Deneen Borelli's appearance at the John Deere stockholder meeting today:
...[John Deere CEO Samuel] Allen defended Deere's membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership amid questions from Tom and Deneen Borelli, with the conservative think tank National Center for Public Policy Research, who say proposed cap-and-trade legislation will push up fuel prices and hurt job growth. U.S. CAP is a coalition of companies and environmental groups seeking legislation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Allen said Deere wants to be part of the debate and is evaluating all proposals, and that cap and trade can succeed if done the right way.

'The best opportunity to help is to be at the table,' Allen said in response to public questions at the meeting.

Tom Borelli said cap and trade will be a tax on fossil fuels and hurt customers ability to buy Deere products. He noted the decision by Caterpillar Inc. not to renew its membership.

'Sitting at the table is not good enough,' Tom Borelli said.

Allen said he would evaluate cap-and-trade policy with the interests of Deere, its customers and shareholders in mind...
Read Bloomberg's entire article here.

Tom and Deneen attended the meeting as representatives of the National Center, which is a John Deere stockholder. Tom directs our Free Enterprise Project, and Deneen is a full-time fellow with the African-American leadership group we sponsor, Project 21.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 7:02 PM

Why is John Deere Lobbying for Cap-and-Trade?

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Tom Borelli, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project, and his wife Deneen Borelli, Project 21's full-time fellow, are spending the day at the John Deere headquarters, attending the stockholder meeting and asking company executives: Why are you members of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership? Why are you part of an organization that exists to lobby for cap-and-trade, which will hurt your customers and the American people?

In an article published today by FoxNews.com, Tom sets out the issues in more detail:
Big business support of President Obama's health care and energy policy has put CEOs on the front lines of the nation's biggest political battles. Big PhRMA - the drug industry trade group - is credited with bringing Obama's health care plan to the precipice of passage and the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) - a coalition of business and environmental special interest groups - played a key role in passing the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill in the House of Representatives last year.

Clearly, CEOs see big bucks in big government.

Beyond dreams of fortune, chief executives also proved to be a national risk when their mismanagement drove our nation into greater debt through taxpayer-funded bailouts.

While liberty-minded citizens can seek to elect politicians that support limited government, big government CEOs (or, perhaps, progressive CEOs) remain largely beyond our reach.

Because CEOs can represent as much of a risk to liberty as elected officials, limited government advocates need a voice in the boardroom.

For this reason, my wife Deneen and I are attending the John Deere annual shareholder meeting today in Moline, Illinois on behalf of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a free-market think-tank that owns shares in John Deere.

Our goal is to press management to justify why John Deere remains a member of USCAP and why these executives believe a cap-and-trade scheme is in the company's best interest. These questions are especially timely, as BP, Caterpillar and ConocoPhillips made national news this month, after they abandoned USCAP...
You can read the rest of the FoxNews.com article here.

We'll have more updates later.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:41 PM

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thoughts on Tiger Woods

FoxNews.com has published Deneen Borelli's reflections on what Tiger Woods said in his press statement today.

Deneen begins:
The silver lining in Friday's dark cloud was Tiger's frank discussion of how fame and fortune lead to an entitlement power trip. His assessment could serve as a warning to anyone who thinks they are above the earthly constraints of normal human relations...
Read it all here.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 2:29 PM

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Deneen Borelli on Fox Today

Project 21's full-time fellow, Deneen Borelli, will be a guest today on the Fox New Channel's America Live with Megyn Kelly at 2:15 PM Eastern.

The topic is to be issues related to Tiger Woods.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Deneen has just been informed that the segment must be cancelled due to breaking news.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:28 PM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Casualties of the Candy Wars

CarbonCreditGumMany.jpgBarbara Hollingsworth -- and Deneen Borelli -- believe Democrats will be first casualties of the White House war on candy and soda.

Barbara's thoughts are here; Deneen's here.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 3:16 PM

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Deneen Borelli Debates Al Sharpton on Jobs

In case you missed it -- video of Project 21's Deneen Borelli debating Al Sharpton about the President Obama/Majority Leader Harry Reid jobs bill.


The debate was on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends on February 12, 2010.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:18 AM

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Project 21's Robin Martin on PBS "To the Contrary" This Weekend

Project 21 member Robin Martin is scheduled to appear on the PBS public affairs television program "To the Contrary" airing this weekend on public television stations nationwide.

Currently in its 18th year, "To the Contrary" seeks to provide a "timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. It presents news and views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television."

Among the topics scheduled to be discussed this week are childhood obesity and environmental justice.

"To the Contrary" is aired at various times around the country. To find out where and when it is broadcast in your area, click here.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.


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Posted by David W. Almasi at 7:26 AM

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Massie Article in Freedom's Journal Magazine Cites Economic Harm of Abortion

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An article by Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie appears in the January/February issue of Freedom's Journal magazine from the Wallace Multimedia Group.

The article, "Economic Genocide", deals with the negative economic factors related to abortion in America - particularly in the black community.

In his article, Massie writes:
When Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton demand justice for some cause, it's been noted their particular form of justice often seems to come with a special cut set aside for just for them and their friends.

What about abortion?

With abortion, there is a real economic toll - but it's not something you hear Jackson, Sharpton or the Congressional Black Caucus complaining about. In fact, they all support abortion.

Yet abortion does have negative consequences for the American economy, and for the economic well-being of the black community in particular.

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Black Americans were brought to this continent in chains. After emancipation, we were subject to unfair laws that restricted the freedoms we were promised. Discrimination has robbed us of opportunity.

Now, with the playing field as level as it has ever been, blacks are still being pushed into a corner by abortion.

While the economy of the entire United States teeters on the brink, blacks - who, as a community, are making their way up the socioeconomic ladder - stand to lose the most.
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Video: Deneen Borelli on Jobs, Tea Parties on Fox


For those who missed it, here's the video of Deneen Borelli on Fox and Friends this morning, discussing President Obama's jobs agenda, tea parties and more.

Hat tip: Thanks to WebsurferguyMN for uploading it to YouTube.


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Monday, February 01, 2010

Populism & the Tea Party Movement: Deneen Borelli on Fox & Friends

For all the Deneen Borelli fans out there, here's the video from her appearance on Fox and Friends this morning, where she discussed populism and the rise of the Tea Party movement:


Hat tip: Thanks to CEOMonitor for uploading it to YouTube.


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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli to Appear on Fox and Friends Monday

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Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli will be a guest on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends morning show at 6:20 AM Eastern on Monday, February 1.

Deneen will discuss changes the left may be making to its marketing efforts in light of Scott Brown's upset win in Massachusetts.


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

R. Dozier Gray to Appear on Gordon Liddy Show at 11 AM Eastern

Project 21's R. Dozier Gray will appear on the G. Gordon Liddy Show at 11:30 AM Eastern discussing Project 21's black conservative response to the State of the Union address.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Project 21 Members Respond to State of the Union Address

Project21LogoFuzzy.jpgProject 21's Bishop Council Nedd II, Mychal Massie, Kevin L. Martin, R. Dozier Gray, Lisa Fritsch and Ellis Washington have issued a press statement giving their views of President Obama's State of the Union address.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Project 21's Bob Parks to Offer Commentary on Obama State of the Union Address on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio

BParksProject 21 member Bob Parks is scheduled to appear on satellite talk radio during President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, offering his analysis of the speech as it is being made.

Bob will appear on Sirius channel 146 ("Sirius Left") and XM channel 167 ("America Left") with host Mark Thompson on Wednesday, January 27 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM eastern.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Note to Project 21 Fans: Glenn Beck Rebroadcast of Most Recent Show Featuring Project 21 Members

GlennBeckLogoThe Fox News Channel is rebroadcasting, right this minute, the second of two Beck shows featuring a discussion with black conservatives (including Project 21 members).

If you can't catch it on the Fox News Channel for whatever reason, Booker Rising (a website I often visit, but don't mention as much as I should) has made available the video of the entire show, which is entitled "A Time To Be Heard."

We also posted on this blog the segments of the show featuring Project 21 members. Go here to watch Lisa Fritsch; go here to watch full-time Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli on the "A Time To Be Heard" Glenn Beck broadcast.


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Friday, January 22, 2010

Alan Grayson Inadvertently Reminds Us of the Limits of Stare Decisis on Roe Anniversary

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Some members of the Project 21 black leadership group were offended by Rep. Alan Grayson's comments comparing yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC to the Dred Scott case, believing Grayson's comparison tends to trivialize Dred Scott. In Dred Scott the Supreme Court, after all, "decided" that black Americans who were, had been, or were descended from slaves could not be U.S. citizens (among other noxious things).

It is breathtaking that a majority of the Supreme Court could take away the citizenship of a huge group of people just like that.

The fact that the Dred Scott decision could ever take place certainly reminds us of the limits of stare decisis, something worth remembering on this anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

The Project 21 press release can be read here.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brown's Victory Sign of a Loss of Confidence in Obama

Project21LogoFuzzy.jpgAs the National Center for Public Policy Research is a non-profit organization, Project 21 played no role in, nor took any position on, the Massachusetts Senate race, but now that Martha Coakley has conceded the race, and Scott Brown has delivered his acceptance speech, Project 21 members have a few thoughts to share on what it all means:
Black Conservatives Comment on Brown Victory in Massachusetts

For Release: January 19, 2010
Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 or e-mail [email protected]

Washington, DC: Black conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network are speaking out about the stunning victory of Republican state senator Scott Brown over Democrat state attorney general Martha Coakley in Massachusetts.

Kevin L. Martin: "Scott Brown's victory in the bluest of traditionally blue states can only be viewed as a complete loss of confidence in the policies of the Obama White House and its allies in Congress. People have tasted the fruits of a government dominated by liberal ideologues and they've not found it to their liking. What remains to be seen is if this repudiation has been heard and understood. Will Obama, Pelosi and Reid see the writing on the wall, or will they continue their heavy-handed attempts to ram through their agenda against the will of the people?"

Horace Cooper: "Yesterday's victory by State Senator Brown is reminiscent of the upset off-year elections of 1994. Then, the Democrats could have seen the results for what they were - a repudiation of big government liberalism - but they refused. As someone who worked on the Hill while these races were happening, you have to wonder if this time they'll get the message before it's too late."

Bob Parks: "As someone who ran - and lost - in Massachusetts, it's great to
see a conservative win there. While Massachusetts Republicans and independents can enjoy their well-earned opportunity to gloat, they can also revel in the fact they did the impossible in an impossible state. And let's hope leaders in Washington realize that the people responded to a conservative message - not one of moderation."

Ellis Washington: "In Massachusetts, the site of the first tea party in 1773 and the renewed tax revolts of 2009, citizen defiance may have saved our republic. The stakes could not have been higher for the Obama Administration and congressional liberals in this special election. This may be the day in which it is guaranteed that Barack Obama will be a one-term president. Scott Brown's election will help America take a giant step toward renewed freedom and liberty. It bodes well for renewing American exceptionalism, market capitalism and the protection of personal property and sacred inalienable rights."

Project 21, established in 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (http://www.nationalcenter.org).

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli Talks Green Jobs on Glenn Beck

In case you missed it from Friday...


Project 21 full-time fellow Deneen Borelli talks about the fantasy of economic empowerment through radical environmental policies on the January 14, 2010 broadcast of the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel.


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Project 21 Praises U.S. Response to Haiti Tragedy

Project 21 members are praising the generosity of the American people in response to the terrible tragedy in Haiti.

Here's a press release the group issued a few minutes ago:
Individual Generosity in Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts Praised by Black Conservatives

People Stepping Up Before the Government Could Act Sets Example for the World


For Release: January 18, 2010
Contact: David Almasi at (703) 568-4727 or [email protected]

As people honor the values and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Project 21 black leadership network are also taking this time to commend the American people for their quick and generous acts of charity after last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Deneen Borelli (Project 21 Fellow): "As we remember Dr. King, it is heartwarming to see how the American people have come together to help those in need. As they always do, average Americans of all races, classes and backgrounds opened their wallets and asked what they could do to help long before even the government could respond. Faith-based organizations n which have always been a great help n are picking up the slack where established relief groups and the government are already overwhelmed. Without a political goal in mind, the American people joined as one to offer hope. That is something to be proud of on this holiday."

Geoffrey Moore: "I want to commend the American people on their response to the earthquake in Haiti. As usual, Americans step up to the plate to help those most in need."

Darryn 'Dutch' Martin: "The fact that the American government and its people are front and center in helping the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake -- and have been from the start -- is not surprising. No other sovereign nation is doing more to provide immediate humanitarian and financial assistance to needy countries and peoples with the same passion and on the same scale as the United States of America. At the same time, other jealous, America-hating nations either badmouth us as they sit on their hands or simply ride our coattails. Do we get the credit from the rest of the world that we so richly deserve for this never-ending helping hand? Of course not, and our efforts in Haiti will probably be no exception. But that's to be expected, and it will not deter American generosity."

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by The National Center for Public Policy Research (www.nationalcenter.org).

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Project 21's Lisa Fritsch Discusses Reid's Racial Comments on Glenn Beck Show



Project 21's Lisa Fritsch discussed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's racial comments about President Barack Obama and related issues on the January 14, 2010 (Thursday edition of the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel. Other guests on this segment included Charles Payne of the Fox Business Network, Bruce Gilbert, a Northampton County (PA)Councilman, and Lettee Eaton-White, a commentator for Hip Hop magazine.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Project 21 Members to be on "Glenn Beck" Thursday Night

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Several members of the National Center's Project 21 black leadership network are scheduled to participate in a town hall-style edition of the "Glenn Beck" show airing on the Fox News Channel at 5:00 PM eastern on Thursday, January 14.

This special edition of Beck's show is subtitled "Content of Character."

This is the second time that Beck has used his show to highlight the thoughts and feelings of black conservatives. Project 21 members also participated in the first program, which aired on November 13, 2009 and was re-run on the Fox News Channel this past weekend.

Check your local listings for Fox News Channel on cable. Fox News is available on channel 118 on Fios, channel 205 on Dish Network and channel 360 on DirecTV.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.


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Monday, January 11, 2010

Project 21 Members Continue to React to Reid's Racial Remarks

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This afternoon, Harry Reid met with reporters in Apex, Nevada. The reporters, like members of the Project 21 black leadership network, wanted to hear if Reid was truly sorry about his comments about Barack Obama as reported in a new book, if he still believes that a not-so-articulate and dark-skinned black man has inherent liabilities in running for president and if he would resign his leadership post as Trent Lott was forced to do under similar circumstances in 2002.

Reid did not address any of these concerns. He did claim he was one of the most formidable civil rights champions in Nevada history. He also dropped names of high-profile people - including NAACP chairman Julian Bond, Attorney General Eric Holder, Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar and unnamed black leaders in Nevada - who called him to tell him he was being given a pass because he's such a swell guy.

Obviously, as he and they imply, the Reid record proves he couldn't possibly hold racist feelings. But this generalization still leaves grave concerns that Reid's implied senior moment may have actually been a Freudian slip revealing his true feelings.

To follow are comments from Project 21 members still looking for answers from the leader of the Senate:
Mychal Massie (chairman of Project 21): "It's obvious that Harry Reid has been declared too big to fail. We all know this 'some of my best friends are black' defense would never fly if it was a conservative. It hasn't, and there's a good reason why it shouldn't for any politician. Yet Reid's phone is ringing off the hook with the likes of Julian Bond telling him everything is alright. It proves that keeping a liberal in power is more important than moral propriety."

Deneen Borelli: "President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other prominent black politicians have accepted Reid's apology. Even Al Sharpton seemed to have fallen in line rather quickly and is reciting the liberal talking points to protect Reid. Clearly, with health care hanging in the balance, Obama cannot afford a prolonged controversy involving Reid."

Geoffrey Moore: "It is funny how Reid only apologized when caught, and still is not addressing the content of his comments. What is even funnier is how so many of the people who would be assailing a conservative in the same situation are rushing to defend him. This is about more than some racist comments - it brings up the issue of how a white, male senior citizen member of the political elite can be the judge of what is authentically black. Or Negro, to use Reid's own words. I'm still waiting for an explanation on what a Negro accent is."

Jimmie A. Hollis: "Unless one has been living on Mars for the past 50 years, most - if not all - people know of there is a double-standard. Conservatives and fair-minded independents are rightly expressing outrage, but liberal outrage - and liberal black outrage, in particular - is selective. There's too much at stake. I need to get some emails out to Senator Reid. I could use a high position in Washington, and I am a light-skinned man who has been said to speak 'white.' If Reid had told me this a few decades ago, maybe I could have been president!"

Kevin A. Martin: "Harry Reid isn't sorry for what he said. Harry Reid is sorry he got caught. What Reid has done is provided us with a window of how I feel liberal truly feel about blacks - that they should be seen only at the polls and protests. And the civil rights industry is flocking to his side as leverage for future political favors."
A Project 21 press release about Reid's comments can be found here.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Project 21 Members Comment on Harry Reid "Game Change" Remarks

Members of the Project 21 black leadership network released a press statement tonight regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's 2008 comments about then-Senator Barack Obama, as reported in Mark Halpern and John Heilemann's new book, Game Change:
Black Activists Respond to Reid's Racial Remarks

Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or e-mail [email protected]

Washington, DC: Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network are speaking out about the recently-revealed racial comments about Barack Obama that were made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2008:

Mychal Massie (chairman of Project 21): "Harry Reid is a loathsome individual whose apology was based on exposure not repentance. Reid's comments are proof positive that the racial animus of the past is alive and prevalent among liberals today, notwithstanding the fact that their standard-bearer is a black man."

Robert A. George: "How nice to see that, when it comes to race in America, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has such, ahem, 'enlightenment' (pun intended). Thank goodness no jive-talkin' darky ever thought about running for president! No way Reid could have supported him!!" (This quote comes from Robert's "Ragged Thots" blog. The entire post can be seen at http://raggedthots.blogspot.com.)

Bob Parks: "The hazard of being an apologist is having your own words thrown back in your face. Obama demanded the Republicans drum Senator Trent Lott out of their party in 2002 when Lott gave inappropriate praise to centenarian and reformed segregationist senator Strom Thurmond on his birthday. The underlying problem here is that boneheaded racist statements by politicians are all too common, and only conservatives seem to get called on them and punished. Republicans did strip Lott of his leadership post. Obama is absolving the Democrats of acting against Reid. This is a dangerous trend." (More can be found on Bob's "Black and Right" web site at http://www.black-and-right.com.)

Lisa Fritsch: "Why would Harry Reid apologize now when it seems clear he felt it and meant it at the time? It was less likely 'a poor choice of words' than an honest reflection of Reid's character."

R. Dozier Gray: "Black people historically have a lot of forgiveness in their hearts for people who make statements like the one Reid made. I might have forgiven him long ago had he sought to be accountable when he realized that what he said was stupid instead of when he realized that a book featuring it was coming out. But the black 'leadership' will likely let this slide. Power is usually more important to them than this sort of soft racism from a political ally. Truth be told, some of the policies advocated by Reid and his allies are more damaging than a few of his random racial comments."

Darryn "Dutch" Martin: "In the grand scheme of things, what Reid said, his apology and Obama's acceptance of it is irrelevant. What is striking is that Reid said it in 2008, a Time magazine reporter knew it and didn't make it public until 2010! Why wasn't it reported as soon as it became known? Would the mainstream media exercise such restraint and bury a newsworthy quote if a conservative public figure made a similar linguistic faux pas? I think not."

In the book Game Change, set to be released Monday, authors Mark Halpern and John Heilemann write that Reid privately analyzed the electoral appeal of then-Senator Barack Obama, referring to Obama as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

When the comments were posted on Marc Ambinder's Atlantic magazine website, Reid expressed "deep regret [for] using such a poor choice of words." President Obama issued a rare immediate public statement saying he "accepted Harry's apology without question."

Reid is no stranger to using the race card for political gain. In December 2009, for example, Reid compared those who opposed a government takeover of health care to lawmakers who opposed abolishing slavery and civil rights legislation.

Project 21, established in 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (http://www.nationalcenter.org).

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bob Parks Dares MSNBC Personnel to Read Urban Dictionary Definition of "Teabagger" on the Air

parks_sm.jpgStill annoyed at Chris Matthews for lying about the tea parties being all-white?

If so, click here and listen to Bob Parks on the G. Gordon Liddy Show today dare Chris Matthews and David Shuster to read the urban dictionary definition of "teabaggers" live on the air.

Bob bets they won't.


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Borelli Questions Use of Intelligence Assets on Fox


Here's a video of Project 21 full-time fellow Deneen Borelli on Fox and Friends this morning, discussing the diversion of national security intelligence resources to climate research.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:04 PM

Project 21's Bob Parks on G. Gordon Liddy Today

Project 21 member Bob Parks is scheduled to appear on G. Gordon Liddy's syndicated radio show on Thursday, January 7 at approximately 11:30 AM Eastern for around 30 minutes. Bob Scherr is guest-hosting.

Bob will be talking about assertions made by MSNBC's Chris Matthews that tea party ralliers are "monochromatic... all white." Bob and several other members of the National Center's Project 21 black leadership network have attended and even spoken at past tea party rallies. Project 21 issued a press release yesterday about Matthews' racial insensitivity.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.


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Posted by David W. Almasi at 10:44 AM

Inside the Beltway on Chris Matthews

The Washington Times' influential Inside the Beltway column is covering the reaction of Project 21's Bob Parks and Deneen Borelli to MSNBC host Chris Matthews' assertion that the Tea Party rallies of the past year were attended exclusively by whites.

You can read the column here.

Meantime, no word on the rumor that MSNBC's Chris Matthews and the New York Times' David Brooks were spotted in a hallway arguing fiercely, with Matthews claiming "They're all-white racists!" and Brooks yelling, "They're all dum-dums!"

Poor saps don't realize they're both wrong.


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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Message to Chris Matthews

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Possibly this unidentified woman at the July 4, 2009 Tea Party in Washington, D.C. was directing her "Try and Shut Me Up" message to MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who claimed Tuesday that black Americans had no voice at Tea Party rallies over the past year.

Photo by David Almasi


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Project 21's Deneen Borelli on Fox News "Special Report" and Throughout the Day Thursday to Talk About Iceberg Spy Games

FoxSpecialReport.jpgProject 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli is being interviewed for a segment set to air on the Fox News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier" program at 6:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, January 7. She will be speaking about the Obama Administration's diversion of our nation's intelligence resources to assist climate scientists.

In a National Center press release published yesterday, Deneen criticized a government program that will allow climate scientists to access classified intelligence data to help them study global warming. In the release, Deneen said:
"Given the very real threat posed by terrorists, it is ridiculous and downright dangerous to divert any intelligence resources to monitoring polar ice. Its said this won't hinder regular intelligence-gathering, but it's also clear that agencies can't yet share data and track a terrorism suspect who was identified by his own father. It's unwise to further distract our intelligence network by forcing it to consult with scientists about icebergs, polar bears and sea lions. The Obama Administration appears to be putting a left-wing political agenda before the safety and security of our nation.
In addition to the segment on "Special Report," shorter versions of the interview are supposed to air throughout the day. "Special Report" will also be rebroadcast at 4:00 AM Eastern.

Check your local listings for Fox News Channel on cable. Fox News is available on channel 118 on Fios, channel 205 on Dish Network and channel 360 on DirecTV.

Addendum, 1/8/10: Note from Amy Ridenour: We apologize to those of you who tuned in to see Deneen, as the Special Report interview with Deneen was cancelled by Fox at the last minute. We'll try to post notices of that sort before shows in the future, when cancellations occur.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected].

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli to Appear on Fox and Friends Thursday; Will Discuss Spying on Icebergs

FoxandFriendsLogoProject 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli will be a guest on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends morning show at 6:20 AM Eastern [Editor's note: after this blog post was published, the scheduled time for the interview was moved up by five minutes, to 6:15 AM Eastern] on Thursday, January 7 to discuss comments she and her husband, Tom Borelli (who directs the National Center's Free Enterprise Project) made today about the Obama Administration's diversion of national security intelligence resources toward the climate change issue.

Deneen and Tom's comments can be found in the following press release:
Spying on Icebergs Instead of Terrorists?

Obama Program Diverts Intelligence Assets to Climate Research


As terrorists continue to infiltrate America, the Obama Administration is tasking some of our nation's most elite intelligence-gathering agencies to divert their resources to environmental scientists researching global warming.

Experts with The National Center for Public Policy Research are decrying this practice as a distraction from important counterterrorism duties. They further question if it is a possible avenue to renew climate change subterfuge already plaguing some of these scientists.

"This is another example of President Obama not taking terrorism seriously," said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center's Project 21 black leadership network. "Our enemies must be laughing at the Obama Administration's incompetence."

A January 5 article in the New York Times reported that the White House restarted a program in which scientists are obtaining classified intelligence data from the Central Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office. Information from these secret government surveillance programs is being used to track climate change.

A similar program was discontinued by the Bush Administration in 2001. Former vice president and current climate change entrepreneur Al Gore began lobbying for its renewal in 2008. It now reportedly has the strong support of CIA Director Leon Panetta.

"Given the very real threat posed by terrorists, it is ridiculous and downright dangerous to divert any intelligence resources to monitoring polar ice," added Project 21's Deneen Borelli. "Its said this won't hinder regular intelligence-gathering, but it's also clear that agencies can't yet share data and track a terrorism suspect who was identified by his own father. It's unwise to further distract our intelligence network by forcing it to consult with scientists about icebergs, polar bears and sea lions. The Obama Administration appears to be putting a left-wing political agenda before the safety and security of our nation."

Speaking on the involvement of Al Gore, Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, noted: "If anything, Al Gore is the real national security threat. Gore's climate change fear mongering, which lines his own pockets with cash, has stoked a war against the fossil fuels so vital to our nation's economic prosperity and national security. His self-serving agenda is stymieing domestic energy exploration and production efforts. Now, he successfully lobbied to resurrect this diversion of our intelligence assets after the Bush Administration wisely ended it."

The claims of some scientists are already suspect after the Climategate scandal. Tom Borelli pointed out: "We've already seen climate scientists discussing the idea of destroying raw data to preserve climate change models that may be seriously flawed, and then it turns out that very same sort of data was allegedly 'lost.' How can we trust them to not behave similarly with CIA data - such as denying the proper peer review under the guise that the data is secret? The real question is: who's going to be watching the scientists?"

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a non-partisan educational foundation based in Washington, DC. It receives less than one percent of its funding from corporate sources.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Senator Whitehouse's Hysteria

Project 21's Bob Parks is not at all thrilled with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), for saying this about people who don't want to cripple our health system, bring forth the date of Medicare's bankruptcy and spend ourselves into perdition:
They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one.
To this, Bob replies:
President Obama's almost-constant apologies to the world for the our nation's actions and his socialist economic policies at home have energized a normally lethargic American people into gathering in American cities and storming the steps of the Capitol in protest. Senator Whitehouse would have us all just shut up and give Obama his political victories unchallenged. Not doing so makes us all guilty of unprecedented rudeness and - dare I say it - racism.

Despite liberals' historically dismal and revisionist civil rights history, when things with this President fall apart, they are all too willing to resort to playing the race card. The problem is - whether it's the Black Panthers in Philadelphia or Professor Gates in Cambridge - Barack Obama and his administration have conducted themselves so poorly in office that the race label really doesn't bruise the skin anymore.

If President Obama had not entered the presidency with his signature arrogance, the American people may have had more patience, but he and his liberal allies have talked down to the American people like we were stepchildren they were forced to tolerate. Statements like those of Senator Whitehouse only further harden the opposition's resolve.
For myself, I believe Senator Whitehouse has perceptions that are no more reliable than those of a gnat. Too bad this gnat has power and spending ability.

P.S. Here's what Mark Tapscott had to say about it.


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