|Robert Stacy McCain|
|Paul H. Lemmen|
Why would Paul attack the NBC if his goal is to defraud them of money from their help fund? It makes no sense, no sense at all. Why all this mistrust against a guy who is not in charge of anything other than his own blog? If Paul or ANYONE ELSE wants to report on, say bumblebees, who are you to ''vet'' him? Who named you the ''commission to credentialize approved bloggers''? Who died and put you in charge of the worthiness of other bloggers? I sure didn't vote for that. Did I miss the proverbial memo? Let me make things clear: WE DON'T CARE FOR YOUR APPROVAL. You, like us, are nobodies in the big picture.
Were I (and most of us) have another problem, is about the secrecy surrounding the funds collected, the actual spendings, and the VERY INTRUSIVE way to collect personal information about the good people who gave to this ''charity''. In the light of the fairly recent outing of Ali Akbar's criminal record for CREDIT CARD FRAUD, one can only wonder why they keep their records so secret. And by keeping it hidden, they are in CLEAR BREACH of the non-profit status they **claim** to have. Not to mention that they are providing ammo to people who question them.
Ali Akbar and the NBC had MANY chances to shed light on these allegations. They didn't. Ali Akbar went on to HIDE some of his criminal past in his ''disclosure'' to the members of the NBC board, saying it was a one time thing, and because of his alcohol problems. Further research showed MANY convictions and a greater implication in the credit card fraud than what Akbar implied.
Instead of doing the ONLY right thing (telling the truth and stepping down), he went on to attack fellow conservatives (Paul Lemmen, Me, FilmLadd etc) saying that Ladd lied, accusing me of spreading lies and disinformation, etc etc.
I don't think the NBC ever wanted to unite the ''little guys''. It wanted to bring all the top bloggers together to obtain center attention on the big stories, stepping on small bloggers in the process, going as far as ''vetting'' bloggers out of stories. In my opinion, the NBC is a group of ''elitists'', and in my book, elitism is NOT the conservative way. The conservative way would be to let EVERYONE express their opinions, hit counter star or not. The conservative way would be to give a hand-up to the smaller guys, giving a voice to the voiceless. ''UNITED WE STAND'' does not appear to be in the NBC's ideals. The conservative way would be TRANSPARENCY. NBC does not have that. It's surrounded by very murky waters. Proof? Have you ever heard of the NBC asking it's members to vote on a decision? Have they ever disclosed their financial transactions?
The simple and best answer is no, they haven't.
The Impolite Canadian
While I was looking at the NBC facebook page, I noticed MANY people asking questions on how to join. They too never got an answer.
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NACBU ( North American Conservative Bloggers United) is by no means an ''elite'' group. We don't want to be center of attention. All we want is to unite smaller conservative voices to make them a bigger, louder voice. We don't think we hold the truth; but we do think that North America is on a slippery socialist slope. If the NBC was accomplishing what it was created for, there would be no need for us. We would all rally behind them.
But the fact of the matter is that Akbar's promise of press credentials and equal opportunity for conservative bloggers never materialized.