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Monday, September 6, 2010

The progressive Urban Partnership Bank... say who??


A few pages down I posted a long post on Shore Bank and its storied associations with the same old players.

Now Shore Bank has folded and we find that a "new" group of investors have rushed froward. The name? "Urban Partnership."

David Vitale, a former First Chicago Corp. senior executive, helped line up a group of investors that immediately bought $1.54 billion of ShoreBank's deposits, most of its $2.14 billion in assets and 15 branches from the FDIC. Other investors in Urban Partnership Bank include Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J. P. Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., American Express Co., Harris N.A., State Farm Insurance Cos., Wells Fargo & Co., the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Mr. Vitale is now chairman of Urban Partnership Bank, which aims to continue ShoreBank's mission of three decades: lending to low-income urban neighborhoods.

A number of investors, including those who are currently backing Urban Partnership Bank, tried to bail out ShoreBank earlier this year. The move was heavily criticized by some politicians who claimed that President Barack Obama's ties to the Hyde Park-based ShoreBank encouraged Wall Street lenders to help bail it out.


Move along folks, nothing to see here. Move along, please.

And the check's in the mail, the Beamer's paid for, I will respect you in the morning.... and I'm from the Government and I'm here to help you.!

Hat tip to reader tacon1
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“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson

Progressive Newspeak from AP


Stop the presses! This just in: The Associated Press “standards center” has issued a “staff advisory” on covering what is to be known from here on out as “the New York City mosque.” From now on, the AP “staff” – and, therefore, everybody who still actually reads newspapers that still actually use the wire service’s copy – is supposed to conform to what amounts to the Muslim Brotherhood narrative about the Islamic cultural center formerly known as the “Ground Zero mosque.”


This is disgusting. And it is typical reframing of the debate by changing the name.



AP’s Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production, Tom Kent, sent this “guidance” out to his colleagues yesterday, with inputs from Chad Roedemeier in the New York bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington: “We should continue to avoid the phrase ‘Ground Zero mosque’ or ‘mosque at Ground Zero’ on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at Ground Zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” Ground Zero, or two blocks away.”

Interestingly, among those who formerly used the now-proscribed descriptor “Ground Zero mosque” is none other than Feisal Abdul Rauf, its imam and chief promoter. He called it that even though the proposed venue has always been two blocks away from the World Trade Center site.

Perhaps Rauf used this moniker because his planned location for the mosque was part of the real estate attacked and damaged on 9/11 – the home of the Burlington Coat Factory until it was struck by a landing gear from a plane that struck one of the Twin Towers. Perhaps he used that term to brand his “Cordoba House” because body parts from the victims of those attacks have been found all over Lower Manhattan, including the old Burlington factory area, making it part of the hallowed ground.

Or perhaps, Imam Rauf called his project the Ground Zero mosque because he wanted to associate his 15-story, $100 million complex as closely as possible to the location where nearly 3,000 Americans and other innocent people – precisely because they were murdered there by people who wanted, as he does, to “bring shariah to America.”
The last explanation would certainly conform to the triumphalist past practice of adherents to shariah, the barbaric, totalitarian political program that masquerades as a religion. Indeed, there is a tradition of constructing mosques at the site of previous Islamic conquests for example in Jerusalem, Istanbul and Cordoba, Spain. (See www.NoMosqueAtGroundZero.com). Yes, it was for Cordoba – where a Catholic church was converted into the world’s third largest mosque by the Moorish conquerors of Spain – that Rauf wanted initially to name his Ground Zero mosque.



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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson


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Progressive school system fires Nashville teacher


The song linked to was written by Bryan Glover, a teacher in Nashville who also coaches Middle School football. He was, the educational bureaucrats in Nashville claim, fired not for his views but because he used the database of the parents of the players to email them the song from his computer at his home on his time.

It is usual that when you have a child in football email is used to announce practice times, schedule times, etc. In fact, sometimes to sell such things as equipment. Yes, high school football has equipment provided. The lower grades do not.

Now, I ask you. Was what he did a firable offense? I think not.

But then I am not a Progressive Teacher angered over someone criticizing The Cat Food President, aka Obamie.

Anyway, here's the song. And I hope Bryan will sue the heck out of the school.

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Hat tip to Mike L.

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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson

Why Progressives never condemn radical Muslims and support their efforst to get Sharia Law installed in the west

As I wander the Internet I notice a strange thing.

Lefties, aka Progressives, are always attacking America and Christianity. My country wrong or wrong and the Crusades are the fault of America and the reason why the radical Muslims attack us.

Given that, in too many places, stoning females, hanging gays and honor killings are happening, you would think anyone who wears "tolerance" and "religious rights" like a cloak would find time to condemn such actions.

But they don't.

At first I decided that the reason was that Progressives hate Amereica's culture. Thus "an enemy of my enemy is my friend" explanation covers it. But it goes deeper than religion and culture.

An Islamic conference in the Spanish city of Granada has called on Muslims around the world to help bring about the end of the capitalist system.

The call came at a conference titled 'Islam in Europe' attended by about 2,000 Muslims.

Earlier this week Granada saw the first official opening of a mosque in Spain for more than 500 years.

The keynote speaker at the conference was Umar Ibrahim Vadillo, leader of the worldwide Muslim group known as Murabitun.

The group is strongly opposed to capitalism.

Mr Vadillo said America's economic interests had become the religion of the world and that people slavishly adjusted their lifestyles to suit the capitalist model.

But he said capitalism cannot sustain itself and is bound to collapse.


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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson