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President of KBOO Recruiting for Tea Party

First there was the NAZI APOLOGIST Becky Chiao.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/07/400845.shtml?discuss

Now THIS?
First there was the NAZI APOLOGIST Becky Chiao.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/07/400845.shtml?discuss

Now THIS?

In the same spirit we must reluctantly call out Conser as using KBOO for Recruiting for the Tea Party.

Proof: In Conser's 2012 State of the Station speech, he invites the Tea Party RIGHT ON KBOO'S WEBSITE:

 http://kboo.fm/2012state

"The tea partiers are welcome to join us."

The Tea Party is well known as a haven for racists organizing under the pretence of criticising Obama's foreign policy, but really hating that OMG A BLACK MAN is the prez. They don't like Jews either.
 link to bonosrama.newsvine.com

Further, in June of this year, Tea Partier Michael Zokoych started underwritting KBOO programming:


 http://savekboofromsavekboo.blogspot.com/2013/07/financial-crisis-over-kboo-saved-by-tea.html

 https://www.facebook.com/kbooradio/posts/10151747016570767

 link to www.portlandmercury.com

This is MUCH WORSE than Chiao. Conser actually invited these people. Board member Lisa Loving Eats at Michael's.

 link to www.yelp.com

Michael is underwriting KBOO programming.

Did Nazi hobbyist Mark Kruger underwrite KBOO when Chiao made her comments? No!

Did Chiao organize Nazi rallies or events to promote Mark Kruger's hobby? No!

But Conser is INVITING Tea Baggers and KBOO is being underwritten but Tea Baggers ON CONSER'S WATCH!!

To paraphrase Alan Graf:

" We have videos, affidavits and photos to prove all of this. He has also been documented through videos and testimony as intolerant of diverse views and been shown to be very rude against people who he didn't like, particularly those on the left, time and time again."

Just read Yelp reviews like this:

Robert D.

Portland, OR
7/17/2010

Good food! But the owner and staff are very rude! My friend and I went there for lunch. My friend was wearing a tshirt that said "I Bike Portland" on it. First the woman behind the counter started harassing him for it. Then the owner came over and joined in. Apparently they hate bicyclists, and think they're all a bunch of lazy, non tax paying losers. Even after my friend was obviously offended, they wouldn't let up. This isn't how you treat paying customers! If we weren't starving, and hadn't already paid for our food, we would've left. I won't be going back!

 link to www.yelp.com


More at Yelp!
 http://www.yelp.com/biz/michaels-italian-beef-and-sausage-co-portland

After reading about this, Alan Graft is rumored to say:

" I now find out that Conser is President of KBOO's board and I am simply aghast and dismayed that KBOO would allow a Tea Party apologist to be its President.

For years, KBOO has been the voice against racism and the reactionary right in this city. Now it has a President who defends the Tea Party. This is wrong, wrong, wrong. "

We demand, for the good of KBOO, that Conch step down from the Board Presidency!

CONSER/CONCH MUST GO!

What say you 12.Jul.2013 12:18

nobody

Hey Conch

Is this true?

Are you really a Tea Party sympathizer?

This would be a good place to 'tell your side'

I respect Alan and his logic, and I dont know you, but I am inclined to believe that

you are defending this (sic) tea bagger and Mr Zokoych

And just from what I have read in this open community post it seems you have taken a public opinion on this.

I am curious from the perspective that your the president of KBOO's board and this is your position.

Next KBOO Board meeting 12.Jul.2013 12:46

Violet

People, the next KBOO board meeting will be on Monday, July 15, 6 PM at KBOO, 20 SE 8th Ave. If you are a KBOO member and are appalled that our board president invited the Tea Party into KBOO and apparently considers Tea Party underwriting of KBOO programing as harmless, please show up for public comment at 6 PM.

does kboo read indymedia? 12.Jul.2013 13:05

??

portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/11/395190.shtm

"Michael's Italian Beef Hosts Neo-Fascist Tea Party"

Bad link 12.Jul.2013 13:29

decaf


This is nothing but the hysterical smear campaign of a losing effort. 12.Jul.2013 17:33

Theresa Mitchell

Here is the actual quote of Conser's comments at the 2012 Membership meeting:

 http://kboo.fm/2012state

"This community right here is the true grassroots. Anyone who's hung around in the KBOO lobby during the wee hours of Safe Harbor knows that you won't see any billionaires lurking in the corners, handing out talking points to the hosts. What you will see is a lot of coffee consumption, because Lord knows the revolution is not a tea party.

We do now know, I'm happy to report, that the revolution can be broadcast, and web-streamed, and archived and time-shifted.

The tea partiers are welcome to join us, but please: leave all your billionaires behind. And leave behind the politics of whisper campaigns, of manufactured crises, of factionalism and finger-pointing. The people who want to divide us can't do it without our help, but we certainly don't need to help them. So, get off the comment boards, step away from the flame wars, reach out to the person next to you. Remember, you don't have to be friends to be equals.

Thank you for listening. Now go out there and be KBOO."
........................................................
Hardly a call for Nazism, is it?

Now take your distortions and go home, please, "Graft."


Distortions? 12.Jul.2013 19:00

Irony much

"Now take your distortions and go home, please, "Graft." "

You mean like called Becky Chiao a Nazi Apologist?

"Hardly a call for Nazism, is it? " 12.Jul.2013 19:06

correction

Conch isn't being called out for Nazism. He's being called out for inviting Tea Party members to organize at KBOO.

Learn to read.

Re: Conch 12.Jul.2013 19:47

Alan Graft

I now find out that Conser is President of KBOO's board and I am simply aghast and dismayed that KBOO would allow a Tea Party apologist to be its President.

For years, KBOO has been the voice against racism and the reactionary right in this city. Now it has a President who defends the Tea Party. This is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Please Read Carefully 13.Jul.2013 12:46

names

The poster is "Alan Graft," not Alan Graf. That indicates that the name is a pseudonym. The post includes one "Graf" quote and two "Graft" quotes. These are obviously some form of satire or "artistic" attention getting. The poster is not claiming to be Alan Graf and these opinions are not Graf's.

Thanks Teresa for including Conch's quote--if people want to debate his invitation, they should at least get its content and tone right.

Don't be Teatarded 13.Jul.2013 13:01

Quarter-brained outer/inner party stooge

Anyone with half a brain could suss out that Conser's comment was rhetorical and meant to speak to the intent of the diversity of KBOO.
That said, Michael's meat is horrible and I suspect it's imported Bully Beef made from dead, duped people, ala Burgess' The Wanting Seed.

Please read the past carefully 13.Jul.2013 19:22

nathan

"Thanks Teresa for including Conch's quote--if people want to debate his invitation, they should at least get its content and tone right. "

Exactly how this was NOT done when Chiao was called a Nazi Apologist.

There are clearly two sets of standards for KBOO staff and anyone they disagree with.

benefit of doubt? 13.Jul.2013 19:58

another thing

"Anyone with half a brain could suss out that Conser's comment was rhetorical and meant to speak to the intent of the diversity of KBOO. "

Pity Chiao didn't get the benefit of the doubt from this kinda handwaving.