When the Joyce Foundation, a rabidly anti-gun organization, announced their winners of the Summer 2010 grants... given that Chicago is the current battle-ground for the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms, the following statement from the press release comes as no surprise:
"The Joyce Foundation announced it is awarding 68 organizations more than $15 million in its summer 2010 grant making cycle. Invested in program areas including Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence, Money and Politics, Culture, and Special Opportunities, these funds will support new and continuing initiatives that will have an impact on states within the Great Lakes region.
"We are excited to continue our strong commitment to the excellent organizations working so hard to improve the quality of life throughout the Great Lakes region," said Ellen S. Alberding, president of the Joyce Foundation. "During a time when many Midwesterners face fiscal uncertainty, we remain dedicated to our core values of helping the least advantaged have access to jobs, good schools, a clean environment, and safe neighborhoods."
Read "gun control". The only safe neighborhood is one where only the police and criminals have guns, or so the Joyce Foundation believes.
And the winner is [drum roll please]
For Gun Violence: $400,000 to Media Matters for America to support a gun and public safety issue initiative.
Read "gun ban".
"Media Matters for America" is, judging from their website, opposed to anything that smells like freedom, responsibility, or individuality.
- Right wing rushes to malign AZ judge -- whom Kyl called "highly competent, very well respected"
- The latest bogus attack on Kagan: She's anti-small business
- Rove falsely claims "no serious economist says there is a quantifiable standard by which you can say a job is saved"
Just to list a few of the so-called "unbiased" news items on their site.
God save us from the Chateratti.