Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government.com links to Barbados Free Press over ACORN Scandal

Andrew Breitbart

The website that broke the ACORN prostitution scandal, Big Government.com, currently features a front page link to a Barbados Free Press story – and our hit meter is starting to go wild.

Drudge Report editor, Washington Times journalist and Fox News commentator Andrew Breitbart is behind the high-traffic and high-profile websites Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood and his newest creation: Big Government.com. The Breitbart websites attract over a million visitors per day and Breitbart.com news site is ranked as #558 in web traffic in the USA.

Dana Loesch: CNN, Fox News journalist

Dana Loesch: CNN, Fox News journalist

Link to Barbados Free Press article…

Breitbart published a front page article by talk radio host, CNN and Fox News contributor Dana Loesch: Left Employing Sexist Tactics to Discredit Giles, O’Keefe?

The first link in that article leads to our May 14, 2009 post Sweden Says Aborting Female Baby OK If You Want A Son.

Dana Loesch has been covering the ACORN prostitution scandal and linked to one of BFP’s femicide stories to support her article about the political attacks being launched against James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles – the two undercover journalists who pretended to be a pimp and a prostitute seeking ACORN’s federally-funded assistance to establish a child sex brothel.

Yup, that’s what we said: child sex brothel… and various ACORN employees had no problem with assisting the “pimp and prostitute” in their business venture.

So our thanks to Dana Loesch, Andrew Breitbart and Big Government.com editor Mike Flynn. We’re honoured that you think Barbados Free Press has something worthwhile sharing with your millions of readers.

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(click above image to read Big Government.com article)

Welcome to our Breitbart Visitors!

Barbados Free Press is receiving thousands of extra visitors today thanks to coverage from Breitbart’s Big Government.com.

Barbados is a wonderful country full of good people – but we have this one huge problem with a long-established culture of corruption and entitlement in politics and government service. BFP and other reform-minded folks believe that the only way the culture will change is if the international community starts examining the Barbados government’s actions, inaction and policies with a critical eye in decisions regarding Barbados investments, property ownership and business deals.

International visitors to Barbados Free Press are usually shocked when they learn that Barbados government officials are not prohibited from accepting gifts of any value from land developers or companies that receive government contracts.

No Integrity Legislation exists in Barbados. As a result, powerful Government Ministers do not have to declare their assets or explain (for instance) how it is that, as a Member of the Cabinet that approves the expropriation of privately-owned lands, a Minister of Government can come to live upon a choice building lot that was forceably taken from an owner – using the full power of the Government.

Even our Prime Minister, David Thompson, is currently embroiled in conflict of interest scandal where he refuses to allow independent oversight and transparency in the collapse of CLICO Barbados – a public company run by his best friend, Leroy Parris.

Integrity, transparency and accountability are just words to Barbados politicians, but to fellow taxpayers the failure of successive Barbados governments to implement and enforce ITAL (Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Legislation) says “corruption”.

To international investors, the refusal of Barbados governments to define and regulate obvious conflicts of interest by elected and appointed officials says “higher risk”. After all, nothing says “banana republic” like the fact that Barbados citizens have an expectation and an acceptance that government officials will become millionaires while in office.

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9 responses to “Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government.com links to Barbados Free Press over ACORN Scandal

  1. Holy #$%@!

    Look what you’ve gone and done now free press. You’ve messed up the prime minister’s trip to England. Thompy going to hate you bad, bad, bad!

  2. Green Monkey

    Republicans eager to defund ACORN find that constitutionally they’ll also have to defund the entire US military-industrial complex. Ooops.

  3. cq8

    It is not just Republicans who want to defund acorn. Practically all the Democrats voted to defund it. The reason is easy to see. When it first broke the Acorn people came out and defended the actions of their employees. Then it turned out there was five or six incidents filmed at different offices in different states.

    This was the last straw for Acorn as an out of control zero accountability organization that feeds on hundreds of millions of dollars in public money. I don’t believe this “can’t defund” piece by MSNB. It is just wishful thinking saying that the Obama government and a Democratic majority can’t fire Acorn’s ass because of the constitution.

    The Obama administration bailed on Acorn the moment those videos went on the internet and it was a good decision. They won’t waste one breath trying to defend or rehabilitate Acorn.

  4. Green Monkey

    They won’t waste one breath trying to defend or rehabilitate Acorn.

    And neither will they waste one breath trying to defend or rehabilitate the rapacious military contractors that, as the video points out rip off the US taxpayers for way more than Acorn ever did, and through their shoddy workmanship electrocute US troops, shoot up Iraqi civilians and have their employees participate in child prostitution rings. They’ll just continue shoveling more gobs of money into their insatiable maw.

    According to Rep. Grayson, the Defund ACORN bill is written so broadly that it literally compels the de-funding not only of that group, but also the de-funding of, and denial of all government contracts to, any corporation that “has filed a fraudulent form with any Federal or State regulatory agency.” By definition, that includes virtually every large defense contractor, which — unlike ACORN — has actually been found guilty of fraud. As The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim put it: “the bill could plausibly defunds the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.”

    Salon columnist and radio host Glenn Greenwald writes: The irony of all of this is that the Congress is attempting to accomplish an unconstitutional act: singling out and punishing ACORN, which is clearly a ‘bill of attainder’ that the Constitution explicitly prohibits — i.e., an act aimed at punishing a single party without a trial. The only way to overcome that problem is by pretending that the de-funding of ACORN is really about a general policy judgment (that no corrupt organizations should receive federal funding). But the broader they make the law in order to avoid the Constitutional problem, the more it encompasses the large corrupt corporations that own the Congress (and whom they obviously don’t want to de-fund). The narrower they make it in order to include only ACORN, the more blatantly unconstitutional it is. Now that they have embraced this general principle that no corrupt organizations should receive federal funding, how is anyone going to justify applying that only to ACORN while continuing to fund the corporations whose fraud and corruption is vastly greater (not to mention established by actual courts of law)?

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385×376918

  5. akabozik

    I don’t buy that the US govt can’t defund Acorn somehow. The current bill might be wrong but there is no way Obama wants to continue with the problem of Acorn

  6. 64.119.199.246

    Hibbert will not quit, Politician declares innocence in Mabey and Johnson affair

    Published: Saturday | September 26, 2009

    Edmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

    This is the same company Danos from 3s was involved with

    EMBATTLED JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament, Joseph Hibbert, said he was not contemplating stepping down as Member of Parliament (MP) in the wake of fresh allegations that he received more than £100,000 from British bridge-building company, Mabey and Johnson Limited.

    In an interview with The Gleaner yesterday evening, Hibbert noted that while he had no immediate plans to walk away from representational politics, the decision might not necessarily be left up to him.

    “At the same time, one has to be careful in politics, the decision is not always yours,” Hibbert said.

    “If my party makes a decision, then they will get my response,” Hibbert said, replying to the question of what would be his decision if the JLP pressed him to step aside. However, he was reluctant to say what his response would be at this time.

    denies allegations

    Vehemently denying allegations of bribery by Mabey and Johnson, the East Rural St Andrew MP said he has been waiting to get a report from England on what was tabled in the lawsuit that was brought against the bridge-building company.

    “Part of what they said they have given to me as cash payment, I have never received. Lodgements that they have claimed they have made to my accounts have never been received, these millions they are talking about have never been received. I have no such accounts either in Jamaica or abroad.”

    The JLP MP said he could explain the sums he received from Mabey and Johnson.

    “We are saying if money was paid over to me there is a proper explanation for it. When I travel to the United Kingdom for whatever reason to inspect your bridges and to make a determination on your ability to respond to a tender process that payment is made by you (Mabey and Johnson).”

    “Travelling to England was not done of my own. It was done through the ministry I was part of at that time. I have approvals granted by ministers of government,” he added.

    Hibbert insisted that the funds paid by the British firm were not part of a bribery scheme but were paid to cover expenses.

    “I have heard the report, we have to wait and see what is being tabled (in UK court) and then I will give a fulsome response to that,” he said.

    Yesterday, Mabey and Johnson, which had reportedly bribed officials in Jamaica, Ghana and Iraq, was slapped with a five-million pound fine in the United Kingdom’s courts.

    The firm had earlier pleaded guilty to the offences, which were committed between 1993 and 2002.

    Mabey and Johnson reportedly tried to influence Jamaican and Ghanaian officials when bidding for public contracts.

    corrupt activities

    In its arguments, the prosecution alleged that Mabey and Johnson engaged in corrupt activities with a Kingston businessman and Hibbert, a former technical director in the transport ministry.

    Attempts to reach the Kingston businessman for a comment were futile.

    The prosecution claimed Hibbert was bribed to help the company to win bridge-building contracts in Jamaica and the Kingston businessman facilitated it.

    The prosecution said the bridge-building company paid Hibbert £100,134 between November 20, 1993 and October 30, 2001.

  7. Green Monkey

    I don’t buy that the US govt can’t defund Acorn somehow.

    Sure they can, but if they haven’t been convicted in a trial, according to the “bill of attainder” rules, it’s apparently unconstitutional to single them out for defunding while ignoring all the other (and much bigger) crooks sucking off the US taxpayer teat.

    But I am aware that these days the US Constitution is not held in the high esteem it once was, and politicians appear to now have a somewhat more flexible approach as to its application and provisions. Therefore, it would come as no surprise if this did turn out to be a non-issue after all, and this was just one more provision of the US constitution that was just ignored for the sake of convenience.

    The current bill might be wrong but there is no way Obama wants to continue with the problem of Acorn

    But it apparently goes without saying, the problem of US war contractors taking the US taxpayer to the cleaners is a problem the politicians can live with. And not surprising either, considering the generous campaign contributions and inducements that these corrupt war profiteers can use to assist the politicians’ election campaigns.

  8. my2cents

    Re BFP links, all I would remind: “Birds of a feather flock together.” –

  9. overpayment

    2 cents would be an overvalued charge by at least one cent

    it probably contains a corruption assessment or untendered consulting fee.