(Editor’s note: this is the first in a series which we decided to undertake during the post-mortem phase of the Sandra Fluke piece we presented. SKDKnickerbocker is a central figure in the left’s “War On Women” strawman attack on American federalism. The WAR is underway…)
By now, most in the conservative world know, at least superficially, of SKDKnickerbocker, the high-powered PR firm that first gave us Sandra Fluke, and more recently, Hilary Rosen. While Media Matters for America and Daily Kos are the Left’s fascist shock troops, it’s safe to say that the folks at SKDKnickerbocker are the Left’s highly placed and highly influential propagandists.
Think Josef Goebbels, but with a 21st century flair.
Among those listed as an SKDKnickerbocker “managing director” is Karen Olick. Her bio there references a few interesting connections, chief among them her time as the Chief of Staff for California Senator Barbara Boxer, and also her time in charge of an organization called “Americans United for Change”. While it appears Frau Olick’s time with Boxer’s office was relatively unremarkable, a search did turn up this curious document, an apparent debriefing on a waste disposal project meant for California and surrounding states. In that document it’s reported that a meeting regarding this project took place in California, with a lot of high level Hollywood liberal types in attendance.
According to the document, “U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s office helped scrub the invited guest list,”. At that time, Olick was still part of Boxer’s team, and the citation for the above statement reads “June 5, 1998 facsimile message from Karen Olick to Tom Epstein”. For someone used to cleaning up guest lists, it’s funny that Frau Olick didn’t coordinate with someone at the White House recently, in order to make sure that the connection between the Administration and Frau Olick’s colleague at SKDKnickerbocker, Hilary Rosen, was scrubbed from existence.
Can’t get to them all, I suppose, eh Frau Olick?
Frau Olick appears in this 1998 article from the San Francisco Gate, being the ever loyal lapdog to Senator Boxer. The article blasts Boxer for being a typical Leftist, crying “wolf” over something she herself did, in this instance, negative campaigning.
Hell, you can feel the contempt wafting off of Frau Olick’s own words in that article:
“And while Boxer denies that her campaign had anything to do with the smear, her chief of staff Karen Olick told the New Republic in 1994, Herschensohn was running as “a right-winger, a moralist. We were just pointing out the contradictions. And it worked’.”
I’ll take Alinsky Tactics for $1,000 Alec!
The Fascist Left truly makes an appearance in Frau Olick’s career with her involvement in Americans United for Change (AUC). Originally named Americans United to Protect Social Security, and meant to combat President George W. Bush’s proposed Social Security reforms, AUC rebranded itself in 2006, and became an “all-around” 501c4 organization, used to push the policies and agendas of the Left.
In the linked article above, the “new” AUC’s mission became much broader with its rebranding, meant to target “public corruption, education, health and energy costs, economic prosperity and such”. And where does AUC get it’s money? Well, as a 501c4, it’s not required to disclose it’s donors, although the above linked article mentions that one of it’s biggest benefactors following it’s rebranding was… you guessed it. Big Labor.
“The group has received initial support from organized labor, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),” the article notes.
Just a quick side note, in the article linked above, Olick is quoted as saying AUC is not “liberal or conservative. We’re going to talk about mainstream issues that people care about.”
Beautiful double speak there Frau Olick! Just like when the Nazi’s told the Jews they were going to nice camps where food and shelter would be provided for them. Herr Goebbels would be proud!
Okay, so back to AUC’s funding sources. So far we have AFSCME as one of the financiers of Frau Olick’s AUC. In this 2005 article, even more of the 501c4′s financiers are revealed.
“While the group will not have to disclose any of its donors because of its nonprofit status, the primary funders for Americans United will include MoveOn.org and a host of big unions,” the article notes. “The final pact on Americans United, which has been several months in the making, was sealed Friday evening in the AFSCME headquarters that included (AFSCME legislative director) Chuck Loveless, and representatives of at least three other unions : the National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, and the AFL-CIO. The Service Employees International Union is also expected to join the effort, as are a number of smaller unions later on.”
Hot damn! Two of the sneakiest and most powerful labor unions in the country, plus the education unions! Isn’t that special. Oh, and Frau Olick is so chummy with MoveOn.org, that in 2006, she even garnered her own spot in a Thank You roll call here.
That same 2005 article further illustrates Frau Olick’s history of moving among the elite and powerful of fascistic Progressive power brokers within the country.
“Loveless, McCue (Susan McCue, chief of staff for Harry Reid at the time), and others noted that Olick was the perfect fit for the executive director position, having run several of Boxer’s statewide campaigns in California. In addition to knowing how to manage large campaigns, Olick could provide instant access to some of the large donors in California.”
So here we have Olick running AUC, an organization which even has it’s own dedicated page over at DiscoverTheNetworks.org (DTN). DTN notes that AUC specifically advocates “increasing the minimum wage”, “improving access to affordable healthcare for all Americans”, “making college more affordable”, and “creating a responsible energy policy.”
DTN also notes that Frau Olick’s AUC “candidly seeks to amplify the progressive message” and to “contribute to a grass roots groundswell for progressive policies”.
Just to make sure that AUC’s fascist street cred is FULLY established, here’s a November 2011 release from AUC pressuring Major League Baseball to pull it’s software from Glenn Beck’s GBTV.com website. Cause, y’know, nothing says “freedom!” and “liberty!” like pressuring people to drop, and in effect, silence, those that AUC disagrees with. And even though Frau Olick’s involvement with AUC was over by the time of this release and campaign to stop Beck, it’s easy to see what kind of organization, and what kind of lovely thinking, she left as her legacy there.
While pointing out that streams of socialist thought have infiltrated, well, almost every major religion, will get you labeled an anti-religious bigot, apparently, it is important to note Frau Olick’s involvement as a member of the Advocacy Board for Jewish Women’s International (JWI). The executive director for JWI, Loribeth Weinstein, included JWI in what’s known as the HERvotes Coalition. And while it pains us here at The Graph to link to a Daily Kos article, this pretty much sums up what that supposed coalition is supposed to be aimed against. Namely, that damnable “War on Women” the Right has apparently been waging of late.
And gee, didn’t that War on Women really kick off when Lil Miss Fluke showed up, and Frau Olick and Co. were on hand to represent her when the shit really hit the fan? Funny, that.
Frau Olick is just ONE of 11 “managing directors” currently listed by SKDKnickerbocker for their D.C. offices. A little legwork was all it took to uncover Frau Olick’s long associations with the fascist Left. SKDKnickerbocker represents the finest minds in Leftist propaganda, the hardcore veterans who have fought and won many battles in taking our country towards a Utopian socialist nightmare.
Stay tuned as The Graph works to shine some more light on our fascist friends over at SKDKnickerbocker.
(Filed another one under: “Never mind, media, we’ll do your damned job.”)
See the evil, white, racist, Swedes. Look. White devils, the lot of them – even the one in black face on the horrific “chopping block”. Insensitive ghoulish bastards!
But that’s not the story.
The Internet was abuzz earlier today with news that the Swedes had lost their minds and were eating an horrifying cake, that was made to look like a black woman having her vagina cut apart. Gross, right?!
I tried to warn people off the rush to judgment until more about the story came out (you can see my Twitter stream for that). It’s a habit of some to wait until more facts come out before jumping to conclusions. Unfortunately, it’s a habit for others to jump the gun and scream “RACISM!!!” at the top of their internet lungs the instant they see something framed the way they don’t like. Never forget… the leftist media lies… constantly. However, this was the first story I saw circulating around the social web about the story today, and it came from Breitbart.com:
Swedish Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth joined in an unthinkably repulsive event on Saturday in which she carved the labia from a cake baked to look like a “stereotypical African woman.”
As the Swedish newspaper Fria Tider reported, “the self-proclaimed ‘anti-racist’ Liljeroth … slices and eats a cake depicting a black African woman with minstrel-esque face.” She was “performing a clitoridectomy (sic) on the cake.” Video of the party shows the cake screaming – the head of the cake was actually a person in blackface under the table – each time someone cuts the cake.
I expect the left to respond this way, because that’s been their historic M.O. However, I don’t expect those on “our side” to keep doing it when they continually end up being shown their folly. See: Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman for a more recent example. But, Breitbart runs with the story and cites “a person in blackface under the table”, and simply stops there with the story. That’s good enough, isn’t it? As if a bunch of white Swedes would be that stupid. Methinks some conservatives should consider traveling more. This is the story that Breitbart.com linked in their piece. Here’s the way the leftists at FriaTider tried to frame it. Screenshot of part of their piece:
Note the caption: “The maimed “corpse” of an African woman has sparked an outcry in social media.” Ffs. Yes, an outcry, because irresponsible and reactionary people with keyboards are allowed access to the Internet, you white boobs (see what I did there?).
Then other stories surfaced described the event as a means to raise awareness about the plight of African women who are routinely the victims of female genital mutilation. A good thing to bring to the world spotlight. It’s a horrible practice that I routinely call out on Twitter. In fact, I Tweeted about it last just 5 days ago.
muslims just love removing girls’ clits -> Female genital mutilation bit.ly/IyMtIo
— brooks bayne (@brooksbayne) April 14, 2012
Then I was finally linked to another story (thanks, @thekelliejane), that had the artist’s name, Makode Linde. This piece included the bit about the artist, stating that this bombast was his idea, because it was his art project! However, even though that particular story mentioned that the artist put on blackface, it still didn’t mention that the artist is a person of color. Behold the evil, racist, black, Swede who started all this (following pics from Makode Linde’s Facebook account):
Kickin’ it at the beach.
Here he wears a hat with the word “nigger” on it. Check out his sidekick “jail bait”. Lovers? Only speculating. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Here Makode’s pretending to be black Hitler. He had some other photos on Facebook where his friends were sporting the Hitler ‘stache – like the one next to him. Must be a popular thing in his circle. Or maybe he’s taking a break to smell his finger.
Maybe this is more “art”. Dunno.
Then finally, the screenshot from Facebook that lays it all out.
Here’s the text, in case some of you writers want to Bogart it to update your posts!
Documentation from my female genital mutilation cake performance earlier today at stockholm moma. This is After getting my vagaga mutilated by the minister of culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth. Before cutting me up she whispered “Your life will be better after this” in my ear.
I wonder what Lena meant by saying, “Your life will be better after this.” Maybe that he’d become more well-known as a result. Damn racist whitey trying to help the poor negro. Appalling.
Thanks, knee-jerk internet reactionaries. I’m guessing that Andrew Breitbart would’ve been embarrassed by what happened with some of his team today. Lest anyone, not even Touré, forget how Andrew felt about knee-jerk charges of racism. Here’s Touré’s account from the eulogy he wrote about AB:
For some reason, Andrew Breitbart loved to hate me. He named himself the executive producer of a fictional TV show he called That Broccoli’s Racist! The show’s host was me. The undergirding idea was to discredit the continuing existence of racism by saying “People like Touré will call anything racist, even a vegetable.”
We all make mistakes, but this one wasn’t sussed in the least. Do better next time, Internet. Remember where political correctness came from, people; Marxists. You’re not going to win the WAR this way. Remember, I’m neither a writer, nor a journalist. I was never here.
Let’s remember that some Presidents in history understood the relationship between taxation and liberty. This quote is from Calvin Coolidge’s State of the Union address December 8, 1925.