August 4, 2015
"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves" – Vladimir Lenin, and this is what these neo-cons on the right are doing
Christie's School Fix
In 2010, Christie vowed to fix Newark, New Jersey's struggling schools, but five years later, city leaders were in revolt. He hired Cami Anderson as superintendent of Newark's schools. Anderson worked as executive director for Teach for America (TFA) as well as chief program officer for New Leaders for New Schools. TFA teachers are hired with grave leniency in teaching experience and their certification varies widely. (See Michelle Malkin's latest article on TFA) In January 2011, the Christie administration approved 23 new charter schools, including the state's first independent school for children with autism. The approvals increased the number of charter schools in the state to 96. TFA is all about privatization and charter schools. Aaron Pallas, professor at Columbia University said, Anderson's credentials are reminiscent of those of a much more recognizable name in education reform: Michelle Rhee, past controversial chancellor of Washington, D.C.'s public schools.
The movie, Inconvenient Truth of Waiting for Superman, highlights with film clips of actual real-life experiences, how public school parents, students, neighborhoods and educators are being impacted and harmed by so-called reforms. It is a rebuttal of all Michelle Rhee and Cami Anderson are pushing. Please watch this excellent one-hour video to get an understanding of the impact of the transfer of power, and what the promotion of reforms and charter schools are really doing to our children. [Link]
While charter schools are publicly funded with tax dollars, the local community has no control over their curriculum or quality, because they are not overseen by any democratically elected school board. If corporate lobbyists have their way, these charters will be replicated across the country, with Netflix CEO, and charter booster, Reed Hastings, leading the call to “get rid of school boards.” [Link]
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a new type of segregation is spreading across the urban landscape. The US Chamber of Commerce, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Americans for Prosperity and their legislative allies are promoting an ambitious, two-pronged agenda for poor cities: replace public schools with privately run charter schools, and replace teachers with technology.
Folks, this is taxation without representation, the very reason the Revolutionary War was fought. The community will have no place to go with complaints. [Link] And Chris Christie is all for it.
Governor Christie admits climate change is a real problem, that human activity plays a role, that it's real, and it's a problem. Yes, Christie is a greenie. [Link] Christie has stated that he intends to spur growth in the state's manufacturing sector and increase New Jersey's capability to produce alternative energy. He has proposed giving tax credits to businesses that build new wind energy and manufacturing facilities, changing land use rules to allow solar energy on permanently preserved farmland, installing solar farms on closed landfills, setting up a consolidated energy promotion program, and following a five-to-one production to non-production job ratio in the creation of new energy jobs. In August 2010, legislation to encourage the development of wind power in New Jersey was signed by Christie at the Port of Paulsboro. The Offshore Wind Economic Development Act authorized New Jersey Economic Development Authority to provide up to $100 million in tax credits for wind energy facilities. [Link] The governor has also pledged to ban coal-fired power plants, and to reach 22.5% renewable generation in the state by 2021. [Link] Sounds to me like he's taking direct orders from Obama.
Christie is an advocate for amnesty for individuals who enter the U.S. illegally. Christie says immigrants are not criminals. Well, legal immigrants are not, but illegal immigrants are law breakers, and he certainly knows that. Whose votes is he buying? [Link]
serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Christie stressed
that simply "being in this country without proper documentation is
not a crime," but rather a civil wrong; and that undocumented people
are not criminals unless they have re-entered the country after being
deported. As such, Christie stated, responsibility for dealing with improperly
documented foreign nationals lies with U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, not the U.S.
Christie has been critical about section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, enacted in 1996, which can be used to grant local law enforcement officers power to perform immigration law enforcement functions. [Link]
The New Jersey Dream Act was signed in December 2013. Christie signed legislation allowing unauthorized immigrants who attend high school for at least three years in New Jersey, and graduate, to be eligible for the resident rates at state college and universities and community colleges. [Link]
Christie's 2016 Presidential Advisors
is Christie going to run? There has been no announcement as of this writing.
However, Christie has had weight loss surgery, perhaps slimming down
for the office of President? This may make him more appealing to the dumbed
down citizenry. Let's look at who will help him if he runs.
Guess who is on his advisory list....former Secretary of State and Council on Foreign Relations member, Condoleezza Rice. She's in good company with Council for National Policy member, Richard V. Allen at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Remember Allen, while at Heritage Foundation, drafted NAFTA resulting in the destruction of manufacturing jobs in America. Another at Hoover Institution is Council for National Policy member, Edwin Meese, former Reagan administration Attorney General, who is now on the board of Heritage Foundation and paid half a million per year.
Christie's second advisor is Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a position he has held since July 2003. Haass also has been Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass holds a B.A. from Oberlin College  and both the Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University [1975; 1982]. Remember, the Brookings Institution is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The third Council on Foreign Relations member of Christie's advisory team is Robert E. Grady, venture capitalist and former White House associate budget director. Grady is currently a Managing Director at Cheyenne Capital, a $500 million private equity fund. For the decade prior to joining Cheyenne Capital, he was a prominent partner at the Carlyle Group. Currently, he is managing director at Cheyenne Capital, Chairman of the State of New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors for Governor Christie, and Chairman of New Jersey's State Investment Council, which oversees the state's $72 billion pension fund. Grady also serves as a director of multiple public and private companies.
And finally, the coup de grâce, Henry Kissinger! That infamous Soviet Agent is going to help advise Chris Christie on how to get elected to the White House, if he decides to run! [Link]
Personally, Chris Christie gives me the willies.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.