Pigford Settlements And The Maneuvering Of The Left

by Pup on December 9, 2010

If you haven’t heard yet about the black farmers’ class action lawsuit against the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, it’s time you have.  Some people think this fraud-filled Treasury-robbing settlement will rival Watergate in infamy and will cause extensive repercussions for the democrat party.  I don’t know if that’s true, but I hope so.

Here’s a brief summary of ‘Pigford.’

In 1997 a proposed class action suit was filed by Timothy Pigford against the USDA on behalf of black farmers.  The suit alleged that between 1983 to 1997 the USDA had discriminated against black farmers when they applied for federal loans, and then had failed to investigate the claims of discrimination.  After months of legal wrangling by both sides, a settlement was agreed upon in 1999.

[It's complicated, which is why I'm going to point you to several more detailed sources for lessons on Pigford.]  Skipping ahead over years worth of adding claimants, disillusionment and disappointment from those few black farmers who possibly did actually experience discrimination, and politicians figuring out how to use this to their own advantage, the 2008 Farm Bill, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley and co-sponsored by (then)Sen. Barack Obama, made provisions for additional claimants to be added in Pigford II, providing for supposed thousands of black farmers who didn’t have a chance to join the original lawsuit.

As I said, there are those who believe that this could prove to be the complete undoing of the democrat party and send some high-level dems to prison.  Think about how making it possible for tens of thousands of people, each receiving $50,000 might affect voting.

Now, also going on right now we have an FCC Commission member, Michael Copps, suggesting that government apply a “new model” for radio and television licensing, and for them to be required to renew every four years instead of the eight years currently.  As might be expected, he’s wanting to make more diversity available to us.

Then, we have Al Sharpton a few days ago calling for Rush Limbaugh to be taken off the air.

So, we’ve got a major story brewing that involves race, defrauding the U.S. government, lying by many people to gain money, and high level politicians of the democrat party.  We’ve got a guy starting to talk about more regulation of broadcasting.  And, we’ve got another guy calling for a well-known radio talk show host with a huge audience to be silenced.

And then there’s “you-can’t-really-stop-unless-you-want-to-shut-down-the-Internet” Wikileaks.

I think they’re prepping.  I think they’re nervous about Rep. Michelle Bachman and Rep. Steve King who are both calling for investigations into Pigford.  I think they’re in stealth mode and positioning their chess pieces to be able to minimize fallout over Pigford, by silencing talk about it.

I think, that right now, anything you’re hearing on the news, especially if it’s dominating the news, like, oh, let’s see, uh,….tax cuts/hikes/unemployment benefits…. is a diversion and a distraction from all this backstage maneuvering.  I think too, that the TSA might be a distraction too.

Maybe I read too many mystery and espionage books.  But I do not trust this administration, I believe they have malevolence toward the United States and wish to harm her, and I would not put anything past them.


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

jeff December 9, 2010 at 11:06 am

Pup, I’m in the same camp of distrust regarding the Administration and its allies. It is no small thing that O!Bummer regards us as enemies and hostage takers…he knows he’s America’s enemy.

And I think it wise of you to keep your healthy skepticism nearby and ready.


Ann-Marie December 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

I’m on the same page. While Obama & regime are saying ‘Hey, look over here at the tax games we’re playing’ the Pigford settlement went through without much more than a blip in the media. Internet is next, along with cable news and who knows what else. Great blog!


Sneed Hearn December 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Expect the worst from this gaggle and you will never be disappointed. As Hunter Thompson put it: the scum also rises.


Conservative Pup December 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Hi Jeff, thanks for coming by. I’m with you, I don’t ever remember hearing or reading about an American president who called fellow American citizens “enemies” and “hostage takers.”

Ann-Marie, thanks for coming by and commenting! Appreciate that!

Sneed, then I guess I will never be disappointed, because I surely do expect the worst from this gaggle. (love the way you put that)


Kris, in New England December 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I think, that right now, anything you’re hearing on the news, especially if it’s dominating the news, like, oh, let’s see, uh,….tax cuts/hikes/unemployment benefits…. is a diversion and a distraction from all this backstage maneuvering.

You say this like it’s … new. The MSM has been doing this since Obama first hit the national political scene.


Conservative Pup December 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Arghh…you’re right of course, Kris.


Maggie@MaggiesNotebook December 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I think you are right on target. I hadn’t thought of the giant boiling cauldron the Black Farmers suit might bring down on the heads of Democrats. It will all be worth it if it happens. I hope we have the Thomas More group out there filing papers right now. We’re giving $50,000 to people who never farmed – supposedly because they couldn’t get a loan to farm. I’ll be curious to see if any proof of being discriminated against is required. We know Dems disdain ‘proof’ of anything.

Michael Copps has been lying in wait for some time now. The Obama admin wants licenses for women and minorities and they intend to get them – no matter what. When we get a Republican president the make up of the FCC board will change 3-2.

I like you optimism that the USDA mess isn’t over yet.


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