...but Mexican officials caught them and sent them back to Wall Street."
This joke was told in 2008 at the annual Al Smith dinner where presidential candidates (Hillary Clinton) and Barack Obama and John McCain were in attendance, along with Chuck Schumer and Michael Bloomberg. Evidently this Catholic Charity annual fundraiser is for: "The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, commonly known as the Al Smith Dinner, is an annual white tie dinner in New York City, United States, for fundraising of Catholic charities supporting "the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York, regardless of race, creed, or color." Held at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on the third Thursday of October, it is hosted by the Archbishop of New York while organized by the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in honor of Al Smith who grew up in poverty and later became the Governor of New York four times and the first Catholic nominated as the Democratic candidate for the 1928 United States presidential election." "...keynote speakers have included Tony Blair, Tom Brokaw, Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger, Clare Boothe Luce, and many other prominent civic, business, and church leaders." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Smith_Memorial_Foundation_Dinner
SEE VIDEO 3:23 AL SMITH DINNER 2008 (title joke)
SEE 25:50 OBAMA ROASTS HILLARY, JOHN MCCAIN
SEE VIDEO AL SMITH DINNER 2016 TRUMP ROASTS HILLARY 7:09
SEE 20:12 Hillary takes a village...in Haiti
"“Hillary famously said it takes a village. Which is interesting, because in Haiti she’s taken a number of them”
Now gauge Hillary’s reaction. It is one of utter shock and horror. With the rest of the barbs she endured that night, she would put on that faux good-natured, robotic grin of hers. Not here."
SEE 21:30 "MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN RAISED TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN..."
My question: How has this money been spent in light of the pedophile scandals in the Catholic Church? This is obviously a Dem controlled charity.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Looks like the Astor family is involved (English branch is in Pilgrim Society). Dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria, built by the Astors.
According to @TrustTheTruth
"Lest anyone start to think so highly of the Republican party – think again! It was started in the early 1850s by Horace Greeley and Charles Dana – both associated with the New York Tribune and regularly published the works of Karl Marx..."
DANA HIRED KARL MARX. Marx's mother was a Rothschild relative.
"Dana was “the most valuable of Greeley’s assistants,” wrote Greeley biographer Jeter Allen Isely. “He was a man of broad, general intelligence, a hard worker, a good administration and an formed and charming conversationalist.” Isely wrote: “Immediately upon joining the Tribune, Dana went abroad to cover the 1848 revolutions in Europe, where he came under the influence of the socialist Pierre Joseph Proudhon, and where he met Karl Marx, whom he subsequently engaged as a London correspondent for the Tribune. Dana returned to New York City in 1849, and until the Civil War was regarded as the ‘rising hope of the stern and unbending’ Radicals.’ His style was concise and firm. He was well versed in several languages, and enjoyed expounding foreign economic, political and military complexities.”
BROOK FARM : "CHRISTIAN" COMMUNE "Charles A. Dana was appointed managing editor of the Tribune by Horace Greeley in 1849 after Dana returned from an extended trip to Europe. Dana probably met Greeley at Brook Farm, an experiment in Christian socialism where Dana was resident in the early 1840s and where Greeley was a frequent visitor."
"Dana then sought to go into the cotton-trading business with George W. Chadwick and New York Congressman Roscoe Conkling, who had been defeated for reelection that fall. But when Dana arrived in Memphis to conduct his business, Dana instead recommended to General Grant that he shut down this cotton trade completely — effectively destroying Dana’s own business interests. It was at this point that Grant issued his infamous order to “Refuse all permits to come south of Jackson for the present. The Isrealites especially should be kept out…” According to Grant biographer William S. McFeely: “Grant was fed up with the cotton speculators and the greedy suppliers of goods to his armies, but rather than attack the entire voracious horde, which included an astonishing assortment of entrepreneurs — among them Charles A. Dana and Roscoe Conkling, for example — Grant singled out the Jews.”
MORE ON BROOK FARM: NOT IN RACINE "In 1839 Dana entered Harvard College (now Harvard University), but poor health and lack of money forced him to leave in 1841. From 1841 to 1846 he lived at the utopian Brook Farm community, where he was one of the trustees, but, when his ideals for social change were unfulfilled, he left it and went to work for the Boston Weekly Chronotype. The next year he joined the staff of the New York Tribune, and in 1848 he wrote letters from Europe on the revolutionary movements of that year. Returning to the Tribune in 1849, he became its managing editor and actively promoted the antislavery cause in the paper."
"Brook Farm, formally The Brook Farm Institute of Agriculture and Education, short-lived utopian experiment in communal living (1841–47). The 175-acre farm was located in West Roxbury, Mass. (now in Boston). It was organized and virtually directed by George Ripley, a former Unitarian minister, editor of The Dial (a critical literary monthly), and a leader in the Transcendental Club, an informal gathering of intellectuals of the Boston area. He was aided by his wife, Sophia Dana Ripley, a woman of wide culture and academic experience.
According to the articles of agreement, Brook Farm was to combine the thinker and the worker, to guarantee the greatest mental freedom, and to prepare a society of liberal, cultivated persons, whose relations with each other would permit a more wholesome and simpler life than could be led amid the pressure of competitive institutions.
The project was financed by the sale of stock, a purchaser of one share automatically becoming a member of the institute, which was governed by a board of directors. The profits, if any, were divided into a number of shares corresponding to the total number of man-days of labour, every member entitled to one share for each day’s labour performed. Among the original shareholders were journalist Charles A. Dana and author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who served together as the first directors of agriculture. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Peabody, Theodore Parker, and Orestes A. Brownson were among its interested visitors." https://www.britannica.com/topic/Brook-Farm
NTERESTING BLOODLINE CONNECTIONS:
Sophia Dana Ripley, co-founder of The Brook Farm (influenced Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson) was descended from Francis Dana, a U.S. Continental Congressman, signer of the Articles of Confederation, a leader of the Sons of Liberty and a judge of the Supreme court of Massachusetts.
She and Charles A. Dana also had a common Dana ancestor.
"Gibson Girl" artist and publisher Charles Dana Gibson descended from Francis Dana's sister. James DeWolf, the powerful Rhode Island slave trading family founder, was his great grandfather. (See JAMES DeWolf AND THE RHODE ISLAND SLAVE TRADE.) Charles' wife, Irene Langhorne, daughter of a ruined southern planter, was his inspiration and model for the "Gibson Girl." Irene's sister Nancy became Lady Astor after marrying Waldorf Astor (English branch that built the Waldorf hotel) who descended from John Jacob Astor. J.J. Astor made his money in the opium and fur trade, which was invested in Manhattan real estate. The Astors became very powerful in New York, and the English branch became entitled gentry.
I propose doing more research on this charity.