Saturday, September 08, 2007

Media Adivisory: Mike Huckabee To Appear On CNN's Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer This Sunday, September 9, 2007

September 08, 2007

Little Rock, AR - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Presidential Candidate will be a guest on CNN's "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET to discuss the 2008 Presidential campaign and related topics. (Check local listings for show time in your area.)

Lost Traditions

While in the waiting room at the hospital yesterday, during my husband's test, I picked up the March issue of Time Magazine, which I normally do not read, and read one of the most in depth articles about the disintegration of the Republican Party I have ever read.

Don't misread what I am saying. I am not attacking the Republican Party directly only saying that they have moved far away from the foundation that made them great. We (Republicans) could be a powerhouse if we could move our party back to the honorable tradition it once used to boast. It is a long and in depth article that I feel effectively breaks down, as they say, where the Republican Party went wrong, dissects the top tier candidates and gives an honest call for what the Party needs to do; I don't think you will feel you wasted the time it takes to read it.

These are gloomy and uncertain days for conservatives, who — except for the eight-year Clinton interregnum — have dominated political power and thought in this country since Reagan rode in from the West. Their tradition goes back even further, to Founding Fathers who believed that people should do things for themselves and who shook off a monarchy in their conviction that Big Government is more to be feared than encouraged. The Boston Tea Party, as Reagan used to point out, was an antitax initiative. [read the entire article]

Founding Fathers Quote

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.
John Adams

Friday, September 07, 2007

Where I Belong

Well, I have some good news. I received a phone call this afternoon from a Huckabee supporter that is more connected than I, who took the time to go through every one of my concerns. One thing that they were right on, that I had forgotten, was taxation without representation and how the District of Columbia was originally set up. While I still do not believe that D.C. should receive voting rights (I would rather see them receive tax exemption status), I believe the Governor is trying to make a wrong right and be willing to consider ideas that are not traditionally Republican.

I also believe that I now completely understand where the Governor is coming from on health care. Health care is going to be a difficult issue to deal with, but I think the Governor has the will to lead the country in the right direction. On the smoking ban we are just going to have to disagree, but I do agree with the Governor that the states have the right to ban smoking if they so choose.

We have received, since choosing to step back, overwhelming support from Huckabee bloggers, supporters and even a couple of people in the campaign. The grass may have looked greener on the other side temporarily, but it definately was not. After sincerely looking and soul searching I am absolutely convinced that Huckabee is the best candidate.

All of my concerns that I have had over the past couple of months have been effectively addressed. I could have been prideful and waited a couple of months to come back, or I could just admit that I should have been more patient. Now that the Governor is hiring more staff, I believe communication will improve, especially after today. After missing my first blogger conference call, I can speak from experience that no other campaign compares to Huckabee's communication with his bloggers.

I am sure I will be eating crow for a while, but now I know for sure where I belong.

Catholic League News Release

WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION THREATENED

According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act either this month or next (hearings were held this week). The bill would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Included in the latest version is a narrowing of the exemption typically afforded religious institutions.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today:

“The Catholic League strongly opposes tampering with the wording of the religious exemption section of this bill. Previous versions have simply said that ‘This Act shall not apply to a religious organization’; now the wording is conditional. For example, the current version holds that this exemption would only apply to religious organizations which ‘have as its primary purpose religious ritual or worship or the teaching or spreading of religious doctrine or belief.’ Would Catholic schools in the inner city that service a mostly black Protestant population not be exempt any longer? It is unclear what would happen, though it is a sure bet that such questions would wind up in the courts, costing a fortune.

“Then there is the section which says that religious institutions must identify ‘which of its religious tenets are significant’ enough to warrant an exemption. So now judges will be asked to decide what constitutes a ‘significant’ religious tenet. Isn’t this why we have First Amendment religious-liberty rights? To stop this kind of encroachment?

“There is another problem with this bill. It states that when it comes to enforcement, the 1964 Civil Rights Act should be operative (even though sexual orientation was never mentioned in that bill). Worse, if the workplace bill passes, it could mean that religious organizations would have to develop an affirmative action plan for hiring gays. Why? Because even though the 1964 Civil Rights Act expressly prohibits preferential treatment on the basis of race, the courts have nonetheless cited this law as justification for exactly that.

“We are writing to every member of the House asking that the original language regarding religious exemption be maintained.”

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1325
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Press Release: Mike Huckabee to Fred Thompson...UPDATED

September 07, 2007

Manchester, NH – Former AR Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee challenged former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson to a comprehensive, one-on-one, Lincoln-Douglas styled debate, beginning in New Hampshire .

"I am aware of your comments on Fox News that you would like to participate in a series of Lincoln-Douglas styled debates. I would like to officially accept your offer," wrote Huckabee in a September 7, 2007 letter to Senator Thompson.

Huckabee said what is needed is a "real discussion by the candidates about their vision for the future of our country." He said he contacted Thompson following the former Senator's appearance last night on Fox News Channel's Hannity and Colmes program. During that interview, Thompson expressed his preference of a series of Lincoln-Douglas styled debates in which two candidates would debate a single issue for an hour or an hour and a half.

"I share your view of the debates and agree that Newt's 'Nine Nineties in Nine' concept is a far better way to make sure America's next President has the character and capacity to lead our nation forward, that's why I have already signed that pledge. I agree that what is needed is a real discussion by the candidates about their vision for the future of our country," wrote Huckabee.

Huckabee said an in-depth format on topics such as health care, education, energy independence, terrorism and national security would benefit the American public. "At the end of these debates, the American people will know each candidate far greater and would able to choose which candidate possesses the depth of knowledge on the issues and has the character and capacity to lead or great nation. More importantly, the American people would be able to rely on a true conversation on the issues, instead of just 30-second ads and soundbites to decide which candidate has the right vision for America's future," wrote Huckabee.

"Senator, let's lead by example and get the ball rolling," he wrote.

UPDATED:

Governor Huckabee's blog is reporting that American Solutions has taken notice. [click here]

Press Release: Mike Huckabee Announces Additional New Hampshire Endorsements

September 07, 2007

Manchester, NH – Former Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee, fresh from another strong debate performance in New Hampshire , announced today the endorsements of two key political leaders in Strafford County : Sheriff Wayne Estes of Milton and businessman and Republican activist, Dan Philbrick of Dover . "Dan Philbrick and Sheriff Wayne Estes have been vigorously courted by many of the presidential campaigns, and I am very honored that they chose my candidacy to support. Their leadership in Strafford County will be invaluable and I am pleased to have them part of my team," said Huckabee.

Sheriff Estes has been the high Sheriff of Strafford County for the past five years and has been in the Strafford County Sheriff's office for the past 29 years, rising from the ranks. He will join the New Hampshire Huckabee Leadership Committee and serve as a Co-Chair of Strafford County. "I have watched all the candidates for some time now, but there is only one candidate who has demonstrated that he understands the problems facing people every day. Mike Huckabee doesn't talk to us – he is one of us, and he is the leader we need for this country," said Estes.

Dan Philbrick has been the owner of Philbrick's Sports, which employs 35 people, for over 25 years. He is a former Strafford County Republican finance chair, county delegate, and former state senate candidate. Along with Estes, he will serve on the Huckabee Leadership Committee and serve as a Co-Chair of Strafford County. "Mike Huckabee is a man of conviction with long standing conservative principles, both fiscally and socially. He is a proven leader who also has the moral fiber to lead the country," said Philbrick.

Huckabee was in New Hampshire for the Republican Party Presidential Debate on September 5. He is making several campaign appearances in the state this week.

Outstanding Pro-Constitution Blogger

Last night I came across SC-Guns-For-Huckabee a Huckabee Blogger I did not know about that has one of the best posts on Mitt Romney on the Second Amendment I have ever read. After this, Romney is not an option if you value the Constitution. By the way, I knew this blogger was going to be good when I saw James Madison at the top of the post.

James Madison, knew what was right when the second amendment was written. Many have tryed to change and take away from this Amendment, But Governor Mike Huckabee is the biggest supporter of all candidates in 2008 to this amendment. We as Americans have got to defend our right or we will loose them.

In an interview this year Republican candidate Mitt Romney had interview with George Stephenopoulos. Is this interview you can see Mr. Romney is a clearly side stepping issues and also does not truly understand that the Second Amendment is not about Hunting, It's about Rights! [read more]

During this Primary we must weed out any candidate that does not take the Constitution seriously. So far, of the candidates that can get elected in a General Election it appears that Huckabee is the strongest supporter of the Constitution.

Founding Fathers Quote

Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.

George Washington

Fr. Corapi's Faith Quiz

Here is a quick quiz you can take to test your Catholic faith. I thought it was a fun and interesting way to test yourself. Again, I found this on Catholic Fire. This is a wonderful site and would be worth your time to read.

Intercessory Prayer

Catholic Fire has an intercessory prayer that caught my eye today. It is an older post, but bears the true desire I believe we all have. I know it touched my heart.

Huckabee Blogger Round Up

I surfed several blogs today and came across some interesting, new information. Huckabee definitely has the best bloggers supporting any campaign.

One Mom has a description of Huckabee's blogger conference call and she took the time to ask him about the smoking ban controversy. If you are a conservative like me I am sure you will like what he had to say. [click here]

Michigan Redneck also asked a very important question on Welfare Reform during the blogger conference call. Again, Mike nailed this one out of the park. [click here]

Colorado for Huckabee was also on the conference call and has a great take on everything. [click here]

Massachusetts for Huckabee has one of the best posts I have read in a while giving you a complete behind the scenes look at the New Hampshire Debate from the perspective of the volunteers. [click here]

Mike Huckabee '08 has Huckabee's views on health care. I think sometimes the terms get distorted in a 30 second sound bite, Mike seems much closer to where I thought he was in this. [click here]

This is just a sampling of the great blogging out there. Go to our link list and check out the blogs we have there. Not all of them agree with us, but they are all high quality blogs that update regularly.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

My Worst Year, Month And Day

I have never been so stressed and under attack as I have been the past couple months. I have been trying my best to keep things together at home, work, for my family and for the blog. Today had to have been my hardest day yet to the point I believe I was under spiritual attack. Without going into every intimate detail I would like to share the things that have been affecting me.

Recently, a Palin and Giuliani supporter has launched personal attacks over the Internet directed at many Huckabee supporters including my husband and now myself for our beliefs. On a day I so needed understanding and support I received a call from my husband informing me that this Palin and Giuliani supporter personally attacked me stating I had no moral compass, was politically naive, that I have no ability to make a decision other than that of my husband's, and that we were not true Catholics.

This happened as I am going through two months of my doctor informing us that our baby due in November may possibly be born with a deformity, having to be monitored for two months through ultrasounds, helping my husband more and more due to major joint inflammation and chronic pain from Rheumatoid arthritis, and days in the hospital due to a possible minor heart attack my husband may have had a few weeks ago.

I praise God for literally performing a miracle for our baby by completely healing her deformity to the point that she is not only in the normal range now, but above normal. At this point in my pregnancy this was only and act of God. Now we are going through a battery of tests to see if my husband suffered any damage to his heart, after we have these answers we must start the involved process of treating his arthritis along with out patient surgery for other issues.

The past few months we have been intensely preparing our children for their first day of Kindergarten and readying ourselves for the inevitable and emotional separation. All in all I can say this whole past year has been one of our hardest yet. I feel I have done a pretty good job keeping it all together and attribute it only to my faith, the growth I have had in my faith, by God's grace and support from my husband, family and friends.

The decision I made, even before my husband, then with my husband's blessing and help to switch my support to undecided was one of the hardest I have made. It was not made without weeks of soul searching and research. I put so much into my volunteering and support when I am politically involved that I actually felt a sense of loss today over it. I feel we made the right decision for us and I pray that things work out in the end. I have never hid the fact that I am very conservative and I know there will never be a candidate without a flaw, but I will search until I find the one that most closely reflects my beliefs and morals. If this draws attacks from someone who cannot accept that I make my own choices then so be it.

To all of those many kind souls today who emailed and commented, to the point it crashed our computer temporarily, to show their support when we so greatly needed it, I thank you.

A Further Explanation Of Why We Are Undeclared

First of all I would like to thank all of the kind Huckabee's bloggers who wrote us today, almost 100 emails; and only 5 were negative (3 from the same person). Apparently there is some confusion as to what we are doing so I would like to clear things up. Also, since I cannot respond to each comment and email separately, this is my way of answering everyone.

We are not abandoning Mike Huckabee, we have serious concerns over some of his recent comments and this is just the Primary, it is not the General Election. After discussing with my wife how she felt, we decided that if we were going to air our concerns publicly we should first leave Huckabee's blogroll; otherwise it would appear that he was being attacked by his own supporters. We even announced it on the day of the debate so that it would be lost in the coverage and for the most part it was. We just simply took our self from a guaranteed vote for Huckabee to an undecided position. We have considered another candidate, but he has flaws just like every other candidate. In a month we could decide to go back to Huckabee, but we want to know why he has made some of the statements he has made. We did try emailing the campaign and I did not get a response to my questions. I then emailed the campaign a second time to give them a heads up and to have them remove us from the blogroll.

Now I would like to respond to the most frequently asked questions today. First, if Huckabee wins the nomination we will absolutely support and campaign for him. He is a good man and is a conservative, but I would like to hear him explain some of his recent statements. This will not affect my vote in a General Election, he is a pro-life conservative and my wife and I both would vote for him in a General Election.

I have read on one blog and have been asked if we left the blogroll and went undecided just because of his immigration comments. Absolutely not. It was a number of factors including the ability to campaign in multiple states.

The third most asked question was how is the D.C. Voting Rights Act unconstitutional? It is explicitly stated that only states can have senators and representatives, not territories or the district. I simply believe the Constitution has been eroded too far already and since it is only the Primary right now I am taking a stand on this issue. One Giuliani supporter was so crazed to say that I am against this because I am a racist and not a true Catholic. This is utter nonsense. Under the Democrats proposed plan Utah would receive additional representatives in trade for D.C. These would obviously be Republicans, but that does not matter it is against the Constitution and that is truly my only problem with it.

Founding Fathers Quote

The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.

John Jay

A New Beginning, But Not An End

Unfortunately today my wife and I came to the conclusion that we could no longer support Mike Huckabee for President. This is not a decision that we came to lightly or rashly. I have always had some reservation with the Governor's stance on border security and amnesty, but recently the Governor has been pushing a big- brother approach to government that we find unconstitutional. First he announced his support for a national smoking ban and then for the D.C. Voting rights act, then his support for big-government health initiatives (universal health care).

I am not going to go on with our disagreements with the Governor anymore because we feel he is still a good man and he was a good governor we just can no longer support him because the Constitution is being bludgeoned to death and we need a leader who will not only stop the assault on the Constitution, but will heal the damage. We will be renaming our blogroll, but will not be removing any of Huckabee's supporters. It has never been a condition on this blog to agree with us and it never will be. Feel free to leave pro Huckabee comments on any post or any thoughts you have on any of our posts. Many of Huckabee's bloggers have become friends of ours and we hope that continues. We will also continue to highlight blogs as we have in the past.

For non Huckabee bloggers who support conservative candidates we have not officially endorsed another conservative candidate so feel free to post any comments on why you think your candidate is the best choice for President.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

New Hampshire Debate Impressions

I am going to post my initial impressions of the debate. First of all, I think Fox had the worst lighting ever, half the candidates looked ill and John McCain actually looked younger. I thought the questions were pretty top-notch though, they finally figured out that immigration is a real issue. I felt the real winners of the debate were the conservatives.

Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter did extremely well in this debate. John McCain had a good night and Mike Huckabee had a good mini debate with Ron Paul. Mitt Romney consistently had the best substance in his answers and he directly answered the questions. Giuliani, in my opinion, by far had the worst night. He was combative and did not directly answer the questions posed to him and he continues to insist that the Second Amendment applies only in certain areas of the country. I hate to break it to him, but the Constitution applies to the entire country and every citizen. Another thing that seems to have been forgotten by this former prosecutor is that illegal immigrants have already broken the law by coming here illegally.

I felt this was Mike Huckabee's worst debate. He struggled in the beginning and topped it off by insulting citizens who want a secure border, but he was extremely strong on Iraq and very articulate on that point. Ron Paul had some extremely good points, but came off as naive on foreign policy. Overall I think that Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo had their best performances and belonged on stage.

One question I was left wondering is how would any of these candidates measure up to Newt Gingrich? My other question would be when did the Republican Party give up on true Federalism? Do they not even care about the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Now don't get me wrong, I think we have some good candidates, but how come these principles are not center stage? I give the debate win to Mitt Romney by a hair because he actually answered the questions without side stepping. If Tom Tancredo had received more time, I may have given it to him. Whoops, I forgot about Brownback, was he at the debate? ;-)

Gov. Romney: Ending Illegal Immigration Magnets

Giuliani - The Death Of The Constitution

Tonight's debate has definitely done at least one thing; showed how wrong Giuliani really is and that he is willing to lie and twist the truth to steal votes and cover his record. This man could not speak straight or keep a promise if his own life depended upon it. I am tired of people tip-toeing around calling the skunk for what he is. I have never embraced political correctness, I believe that is part of what is wrong with our society today, and I am not going to start now. This man's record speaks for him. This man does not believe the Constitution or Bill of Rights are practical or relevant any longer. He feels he has the right to decide who they apply to and who has lost the right to them. No matter how you wash that it will always come out a dictatorship.

Founding Fathers Quote

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.

Thomas Jefferson

The First Day Of Kindergarten - A Complete Success

I could not be prouder of my children as I was yesterday. Every fear I had that we might not have prepared them enough was banished. I guess the fact that I worried about it should have let me know we had done all we could. Our children had been prepared for every aspect, including the fact that it was OK to ride the school bus without a safety belt. They boarded the bus without any hesitation, took their seat as if they had done it a hundred times before and smiled and waved to us and then were off.

We drove to the school to get pictures as they disembarked from school bus on their maiden voyage. I have been telling my son for quite some time that he needs to watch where he is going. Whenever we are shopping he will look behind himself while walking forward and run right into shelves, people, and shopping carts. I knew going off to school would teach him this important lesson, but couldn't he at least have made it through the front doors of the school first? As he walked down the side walk from the bus to the front door, as usual looking behind him, he trips on the child in front of him and down he went. Yelling out of embarrassment, more than pain, the aide asked if he needed to wash it out and off to the office he went.

My daughter, before she even got off the bus was busying herself helping the other children retrieve their backpacks and making friends. Once in her class room she hung up her backpack up and immediately began striking up conversations and showing the others the toy kitchen area and how they could play there.

My son came home with a star student sticker he got from quite time, and my daughter solemnly stated she was good too. After a short breather they began to tell us of their day. I don't think they have ever talked so much. In one day their vocabulary improved, their fear turned into pure excitement and my children seemed to grow right in front of my eyes. Even though I had homeschooled their step sister and brother and then put them in public school in the second grade they were older and it was a completely different experience. This time they seemed so young, and unable.

These past few years we have put so many hours into preparing them. Between that and our children's wonderful abilities it already seems they have been doing this all along. For every parent that goes through this in the years to come I just want to say; if you care enough and put in the time to prepare your children for all they will encounter, it will all turn out just fine (barring any scrapes and bruises they may sport when they return home).

New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate Tonight

Fox News will be hosting the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate. Not only can you catch it live on Fox News at 8 PM Central, but they will be live streaming on FoxNews.com. Our breakdown of the debate will be different this time as we have decided to pull our support from Governor Huckabee. We will go into this later in a separate post. As usual we will try to fairly decide who had the best performance, but we will be adding who had the best substance. Don't forget to vote on our poll afterward.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Dems Punish Michigan And Florida Like An Unwanted Child

Captain's Quarters has a great report on how the Democrats plan to PUNISH Michigan and Florida. GOP, please realize the opportunity we have here; DON'T make the same mistake.

On Friday, three also-ran Democractic presidential candidates vowed to skip campaigning in Michigan and Florida after the DNC sanctioned the states for breaking rules on primary schedules. The impact of that pledge seemed marginal at best. It would take the top three candidates signing the pledge for it to have any effect -- and surprisingly, they have signed it: [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.

Benjamin Franklin

China Lauches Attack On Pentagon

While some in the U.S. Government still refuse to admit that China is a threat, China is hacking into Pentagon computer systems.

The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.

The Pentagon acknowledged shutting down part of a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defence secretary, but declined to say who it believed was behind the attack.

Current and former officials have told the Financial Times an internal investigation has revealed that the incursion came from the People’s Liberation Army. [read more]

Lord Please Forgive Us And Have Mercy

Below is a truly horrifying article; it appears that Britain is moving forward with experimenting on human-animal hybrids. You know that if this is getting ready to happen in Britain that it won't be long until researchers in the U.S. attempt it. I hope that God has mercy on this world and those of us who fear his wrath are also responsible, which is why we must elect God fearing leaders.

Plans to allow British scientists to create human-animal embryos are expected to be approved tomorrow by the government's fertility regulator. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority published its long-awaited public consultation on the controversial research yesterday, revealing that a majority of people were "at ease" with scientists creating the hybrid embryos.

Researchers want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with animal eggs, in the hope they will be able to extract valuable embryonic stem cells from them. The cells form the basic building blocks of the body and are expected to pave the way for revolutionary therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even spinal cord injuries. [read more]

Monday, September 03, 2007

Huckabee Blogger Round Up

Mike Huckabee '08 has an interesting post on the Tenth Amendment. [click here]

Moms for Huckabee has up an informative post on the Debate Rally in New Hampshire for the Governor. [click here]

Tennessee for Huckabee has an article about the Governor being included in the top tier now. [click here]

Founding Fathers Quote

In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter cannot exist without them.

Joseph Story

Kentucky Straw Poll - Who Knew?

I just found out that Kentucky had their first ever straw poll at the State Fair at the end of August. Governor Huckabee came in third. Here are the Republican results:

Total Votes Percentage of Total Vote Percentage of Vote within Party
Republicans:


Mitt Romney- 242 12.2% 21.2%

Rudy Giuliani- 216 10.9% 18.9%

Mike Huckabee- 208 10.5% 18.2%

Fred Thompson- 196 9.9% 17.2%

John McCain- 108 5.5% 9.5%

Ron Paul- 78 3.9% 6.8%

Sam Brownback- 51 2.6% 4.5%

Duncan Hunter- 34 1.7% 3.0%

Tom Tancredo- 8 0.4% 0.7%

Although the most votes for a single candidate went to Clinton, a Democrat, 1,141 votes (57.7%) were cast for Republican candidates while 835 votes (42.35%) were cast for Democrats. Voters were allowed to vote on one of five voting systems currently in use by one of Kentucky’s counties. They were allowed to vote for any candidate regardless of political affiliation. However, the political affiliation of each candidate was noted on the ballot. [read entire article]

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

James Madison, Federalist No. 45, January 26, 1788



Photo provided by: http://www.foundingfathers.info/

Michigan 0 - 1 To Start The Season

As I have Michigan readers, I won't gloat too much, but here is a great article about the savage beat down Michigan took at the hands of Appalachian State.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.(AP) What was supposed to be a tuneup turned into a stunner: Appalachian State 34, No. 5 Michigan 32.

Julian Rauch's 24-yard field goal with 26 seconds left Saturday put the Mountaineers ahead of the Wolverines and Corey Lynch blocked a field goal in the final seconds to seal one of college football's biggest upsets.

``We're still sort of shocked,'' coach Jerry Moore said after being carried off the field by his players.

The two-time defending champions from former Division I-AA were ahead of the nation's winningest program 28-14 late in the second quarter, then their storybook afternoon seemed to unravel late in the fourth quarter. [read more]

Another Innocent Suffers Because Of Jihad

Here is a tragic yet heartwarming story. I believe this truly shows how kind and descent Israel is compared to the Islamic extremists who are terrorising them.

A rehabilitation hospital in Jerusalem is refusing a government order to transfer a paralyzed Palestinian girl to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, insisting that she cannot receive proper care there.

Six-year-old Maria Amin was wounded during an Israeli air strike against a car carrying an Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza last year. Her grandmother, mother and older brother were killed in the strike.

Israel's Defense Ministry responded to the tragedy by bringing Maria, her father and younger brother to Jerusalem and paying for their living accommodations and Maria's rehabilitation at the Alyn Hospital Rehabilitation Center. [read more]

What I found utterly amazing is 1) that the rescue of this girl never made world headlines and 2) that her and her family are fighting to remain in Israel. I would also like to point out that the people fighting to keep her in Israel are Israelis, the people who saved her are Israelis and the people who are really responsible for her injuries and the loss of most of her family are the radical Jihadists who chose to fight when peace has always been an option.