Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sponsors, Doners; YOUR Assistance NOW Needed!

 I'm Looking for Sponsors to go to
The 2010 CA Democrat Party Convention
Can YOU make a Donation Today?

I really want and need to attend the 2010 CA Democratic Convention in Los Angeles this coming weekend, April 16, 17, and 18. Cost involved with attending this convention are easily in excess of $500. That's with no frills, cheap hotel, none of the big ticket events and so far I have yet to be able to come up with the needed funding.  So I thought I would give this appeal for funding and see what if this produces results.

 Larry D. Halstead and Jerry Brown
CA Attorney General, Former and Future Governor

I am actually a Delegate from the 34th CA Dem Committee (for which I am also the Chair) to the CA Democrat Party and would therefore be a fully authorized Convention Delegate allowing me full access to all events.  But even more importantly is the ability I have to document in the event with pictures and video. In the past I have been able to capture some fantastic footage of our State and National leaders.

Larry D. Halstead and Gavin Newsom
Mayor of San Francisco and Candidate for CA Lt. Governor

All of the Progressive Activist I know are generally driven to do what it is we do by an enormous passion to create change.  We may have various explanation on how that passion for change came about in our lives but the passion is the fuel that drives us.

Larry D. Halstead and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass

Rarely does the resulting Activism ever translate to real income.  Quite the opposite, our efforts for real change are paid for with great sacrifice in our personal lives. If in doubt, just ask our families whose sacrifice, encouragement, and support make it all possible.

Larry D. Halstead and Rep. Maxine Waters

For over three years now I have been working on becoming more involved with what is now called: 'New Media'. I now have at least 50 videos up on at least six YouTube Channels. I have hundreds if not thousands of hours of raw footage for videos I'm still working on or will be when I'm able.

Larry D. Halstead and Willie Brown
Former Assembly Speaker, Former S.F. Mayor

 On this past Easter Day of 2010, I posted a video from footage I had shot last November. "Exposed: Teabaggers Gone Wild" went viral, with over 11,000 views in three days. It was posted on YouTube first before being embedded over on The Political Carnival, then the popular website Crooks and Liars. Eventually I posted it here on Real World Politics along with some background information on the people that appear in the video.

Here is that video:
            "Exposed: Teabaggers Gone Wild!"

"Exposed: Teabaggers Gone Wild!"

Larry D. Halstead and Bill Lockyer
Former CA Attorney General

 Larry D. Halstead and Steve Westley

Larry D. Halstead and Art Torres
Former State Senator
Former Chair of the CA Democrat Party

 Larry D. Halstead and Pat Meagher
Candidate for CA Congressional District 41

 Larry D. Halstead and Rep. Joe Baca
CA 43rd Congressional District

 Larry D. Halstead and Helen L. Doherty
Chair of the CA Native American Caucus 

For the website on the CA Native American Caucus - CLICK HERE

Monday, April 5, 2010

Teabaggers Gone Wild - Barstow Edition

Jim Willis, Leader of the Patriot Forum

Teabaggers Gone Wild - Barstow Edition

Background Information on the making of the video: 

Teabaggers Gone Wild 
- Barstow Edition
 [Scroll down for video]

        This is the first of several videos that are being released as a result of a Teabagger Rally that occurred at Dana Park, a public facility owned by the City of Barstow, California. This video is a compilation of the sound bites from two featured speakers which were part of a Teabagger tour of hate and division that began in South Carolina. 

        Starting on the credits rolling at the beginning of the video, the voice you hear is that of Dan Blackford.  Dan  has a background in law enforcement that includes Secret Service under Bill Clinton, a scary thought on its own, given the rhetoric in this video.  But Dan also has a love and passion for guns that also dominates his own private business training people for concealed weapons in Texas. 

        The first of two Teabigot speakers is Kevin Jackson. Prior to  the rally getting underway, I ran into Kevin out in the parking lot as I was arriving. I asked him a leading question which triggered a litany of talking points right out of his book: The Big Black Lie (about the Democrat Party) which it turns out also serves as his speaking notes for his stump speech.  It amounts to a collection of one-line zingers meant to promote hate and even violence against everything liberal.

Kevin will be the subject of subsequent videos that will further expose what a truly vulgar, despicable human being he is and how he proudly uses a false claims and accusations of pedophile, child molester against anyone who dares to use the word Teabagger.  He brags about it on

"FYI, I call ALL Libs pedophiles, as payback for Tea Baggers. Only diff is most of them ARE pedophiles or at least sympathizers!"
Kevin also brags about it on the radio HERE

He recently used that strategy on me when I called him out on his profiting in bigotry and hate.  I told him that a black Glen Beck did not sound any better than a white one.  I told him that he sells out the black Americans just to make money from white folk who just can't get enough of hearing him hate liberals from a black man.  

Never mind the empty umbrella of "Christianity" bearing false witness and what not; vicious Libel and Slander are against the law.  The kind of Pedophile accusations that Kevin openly brags about on the radio here, are the evil that can destroy reputations that take a life time to build or tear families apart.

I almost never talk about my family because I want to protect them from the ugly vicious hate that comes from the mouths of douchebags like Kevin.  But when he started in on me with an all our assault on twitter along with his 4500 followers, he threatened my family. 

My children consist of five adopted special needs children who were born addicted to drugs.  They are a small sample of the millions of children who are the REAL victims of Reagan's war on drugs.  The vast majority of these children are unwanted for adoption and are therefore doomed to spend their lives in foster care where they ofter suffer abuse and are most likely to repeat the sins of their biological parents.

What Kevin did to me was over the top. It's anti-Christian, Un-American, and Evil. More importantly, its illegal and violates the user terms of twitter.  Kevin is WRONG!  He has crossed a line when he put my kids at risk.  NOTHING is more important to me than my children; they are the center of my universe.  And yes, Kevin is now under investigation for anticipated legal actions! Count on it!

Kevin claims America as "Christian Nation" while promoting violence against the left.  In the video Kevin introduces Dan Blackford citing the fact that Dan has "lots of guns around" which Kevin likes in case Kevin decides to "whack a liberal then he's happy that Dan has lots of guns around to protect him."  He also states that the only reason to "reach across the table is to 'Choke a Liberal' which is the theme of his liberal bashing. But hey, we're a "Christian Nation".

Kevin's hate of liberals promotes violence. The best of examples of this comes half way through the video when during the course of my filming I turn my camera on local Teabagger and former Chair of the local Republican Club. 

For nearly six years I have witnesses Robert Vassuer do the bidding of the local corrupt cronies who have run Barstow for time immortal.  Vassuer is a wannabe who never accomplished anything on his own and is trying desperately to win local crony  approval by being their pet attack dog.  

[See Desert Dispatch Letters to the Editor 8/18/07
"Assault on Local Democracy" by Larry D. Halstead]

Before this rally he kept his pit bull ankle biting restricted to letters to the editors and Public Comments at the City Council Meetings.  But Vassuer is all pumped up on Kevin hate speech and decides to impress his friends by threatening to kick my ass for using my camera to take his picture in a public park. So much for Christianity or the 1st Amendment!

Nancy Dittman

        Mixed into the voices of Hate for Liberals as the enemy of the TeaBigot crowd is the voice of a local shrill for the Right Wing Nut Jobs who has quickly become know as 'Crazy Lady' from the comments on other sites that his video was posted prior my posting here. 

Her Name is Nancy Dittman and she recently tried to infiltrate the local Mojave Desert Democratic Committee for which I am the four year past President. 

She lied and pretended to be an Independent despite the fact that she has a previous reputation for routinely writing letters to the editor of the local right-wing, libertarian rag known as the Desert Dispatch.  

I guess she figured Democrats are missing the same google feature absent on any Teabag computer.  I quick search revealed that  she was a registered Republican posting her "under cover" reports on the Patriot Forums website. [see Patriot Forum post HERE]

On one of her post she made a statement of something she would like to ask Watson Hammond, a strong Progressive and member of the Club.  So Watson decided to show up and see exactly what she would like to ask.  All of the Crazy Lady clips were as Watson was trying to quiz her on the effect of Global Warming and the human contribution to the problem.  He gives her a multiple choice question to which she hesitates before answering: "No".

Responses to this video
        There are numerous comments being posted on this video as we speak in several locations. Please feel to embed this video on your blog or website.  Its all about getting the word out! If you do use it then please let me know so I can list it here and link back to your site to help drive more traffic to you as a token of thanks for using it however you might.

With the increase in lunacy with the extremist right wing crazies of the Teabagger Cult, I've been feeling bad about not bringing this footage forward.  So I finally got busy editing and posted it on YouTube on early Easter morning. 

Within the first day it was scooped up by my twitter friend @GottaLaff who runs The Political Carnival. She embedded it on her site and immediatly got comments flowing.  Lots of good stuff already I highly suggest you go check it out HERE

Day 2 it was picked up and embedded over at The Crooks and Liars site.  The moment they did the post of the video they comments started racing in and by days end the comment count was close to a hundred.  Lots of great comments there as well; read them HERE

My friend from twitter (who needs to remind me of his twitter name so I can mention it here, whoops) sent me the link to some photos he took of a Teabagger rally in San Juan Capistrano

Bryce's Photo Gallery - ShareSlideshow
9/12 - Teabag Event in San Juan Capistrano

Keep checking back!
More to come below as it becomes available.