View Full Version : 9/11 victims' families offended by Bush ad ?????

03-09-2004, 02:22 PM
<font color="blue">I wonder if Dan Rather will report this.

This is from www.freerepublic.com (http://www.freerepublic.com)

According to Sean Hannity these idiots even opposed going into Afghanistan for heaven's sake.

And their membership is less than 1% of the victims' families.</font color>

The 'Offended' 911 Group “Peaceful Tomorrows” is funded largely by Teresa Heinz
various sources, mostly Tom Randall of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | 3/5/04

“Peaceful Tomorrows” is being portrayed as an independent group of relatives of victims of the 911 attacks. They are getting a lot of press claiming to be outraged over the new Bush ads.

Call me insensitive if you like, but I wonder if this outrage could possibly be a tad overblown, and more likely attributable to the millions and millions of dollars this group has received from endowments chaired by Teresa Heinz, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry.

According to their own contribution page, “Peaceful Tomorrows is a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.”

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Review, “Between 1995 and 2001, $4.3 million of that money came from the Howard Heinz Endowment. In 2002, it and the Vira Heinz Endowment blessed The Tides Center, a San Francisco spin-off of the Tides Foundation, with another $190,000 while the two endowments gave $1.6 million to the new Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania.” (The Heinz Endowments have teamed up with a secretive left-wing group)
The money that flows into The Tides also flows out. They have given grants totaling $489,000 to the Iraq Peace Fund, who used that money to fund the anti-war marches and media costs of 27 groups, including MoveOn.org, whose purpose is to defeat George W. Bush.

Other Tides Center projects include The Youth Gender Project, which seeks to "empower and support transgender, gender-variant, intersexed and gender-questioning youth and young adults."

They also shoveled $200,000 towards The Ruckus Society - founded in 1995 to train activists in violent protest against biotechnology, globalization and the World Bank. It incited property destruction in the Seattle riots of 1999 and Washington, D.C., the following year.
Now, if you really want to get mad, you should also know that $8,000,000 in taxpayer money flowed into the Tides Center in the form of federal grants made by eight different agencies between 1997 and 2001.

03-09-2004, 02:57 PM
Well, I am just postive this will be shown on the "conservative" news programs all across the nation. With the media being sooo "conservative" this should be a top story. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


03-10-2004, 01:26 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>

...the millions and millions of dollars this group has received from endowments chaired by Teresa Heinz, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry.

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Such a conundrum this is.

I really, really like Heinz ketchup and I can't imagine eating any other brand /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

03-10-2004, 01:56 PM
Such is life. There are probably plenty of products produced by Heinz that you like but must now boycott. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


03-10-2004, 02:40 PM
My friend just sent me this link to make our own car fliers. Can't ya just think of a million things to say?

"Need me some more young"


03-10-2004, 02:52 PM

I don't know why I put this here other than the fact that she has a cute bootay:


I'm guessing that's a band /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Wally~~can't keep up with them confounded young-uns

03-10-2004, 03:06 PM
I wonder if bush is a member...

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