Saturday, September 15, 2007

Israel's Bombing Raid On Syria

Here is a great article in The Observer on how Israel's bombing raid deep into Syria could have been just a dress rehearsal for attacking Iranian nuclear targets.

The head of Israel's airforce, Major-General Eliezer Shkedi, was visiting a base in the coastal city of Herziliya last week. For the 50-year-old general, also the head of Israel's Iran Command, which would fight a war with Tehran if ordered, it was a morale-boosting affair, a meet-and-greet with pilots and navigators who had flown during last summer's month-long war against Lebanon. The journalists who had turned out in large numbers were there for another reason: to question Shkedi about a mysterious air raid that happened this month, codenamed 'Orchard', carried out deep in Syrian territory by his pilots. [read more]

H/T: Hot Air

Gov. Palin Update

The Draft Sarah Palin for Vice President Blog has a great post up on Gov. Palin's son joining the Army and second on her calling a special session of the legislator to come up with an ethical new tax for the oil industry after state legislators had taken bribes. This of course continues to show what a strong leader Gov. Palin is and now, obviously, what a good mother she is.

Yankee Belle On Wheels

I just read a post done by Yankee Belle On Wheels that goes in depth about the struggles she has had with her disability. I feel I know her a little better. She is right about the SSI program. It needs to be fixed. The people it is there for are not getting the help. In fact a lot of assistance programs are denying those who need it most, while illegal aliens are being given an open door. Yes, I said illegal aliens.

There are many flaws in many of our systems that allow people in desparate need to fall through the cracks. We need a Presiden who will tackle unemployment, shrinking wages, lack of insurance coverage, bleeding assistance programs, and the loop holes that allow those assistance programs to deny eligible applicants.

Yankee Belle is right, if we would concentrate more on prevention, insurance and assistance programs would not be loosing so much money on catastrophic intervention; then maybe they would not have to deny so many eligible people to keep costs down.

Trivia Question

What game, other than basketball, has Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks) and Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) played together?

A. Tennis
B. Golf
C. Donkey Kong

For the answer click and read here.

Rudy Giuliani on partial birth abortion

Here is a truly disturbing video of Giuliani explaining his support for partial birth abortion. He says that it probably affects the woman more that anyone else. What about the baby who loses it's life Mayor Giuliani? In my opinion, this one issue alone disqualifies him for President. A President must protect EVERY American life, not just those who can defend themselves.

Latest Article From Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer has another great article out that I decided to post. His group Human Life International does some truly outstanding work on behalf of the unborn and Catholic families. If you are Catholic I strongly recommend that you visit their site.

Beyond Belief: Is Hannity Getting Religion?

Has anyone noticed how Sean Hannity’s “tele”vision of America has gotten a bit more, shall we say, “religious” recently? In the past few months Mr. Hannity has aired some very interesting documentaries on religious and pro-life issues that never seem to have gotten coverage on cable TV before. His major weekend show even has a feature called “Beyond Belief” which deals exclusively with religious themes such as the Shroud, exorcism, the stigmata, miraculous cures, etc. After the reaction to the famous “contraception” interview I had with him on March 9th, I suspect that Fox News clued into how many traditional Catholics are viewers of their network and are now playing to that audience. As entertainment, these shows may pull big ratings, but I doubt that real Catholics will be convinced of any real conversion on Mr. Hannity’s part from his cultural Catholicism to authentic Catholicism.

On the plus side, we owe a great debt of gratitude to Sean for last week’s documentary on the perverse deceptions of Planned Parenthood in trying to open their new abortion fortress in Aurora, IL. Apparently the 15 abortion services that advertise or operate in Aurora already were not enough, so the masters of abortion had to step in there to provide more killing services. Sean’s program highlighted not only the legal manipulations but showed the actual documentation and featured interviews with activists like Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League and abortion survivors. The graphic interview with Yvonne Florczak-Seaman was unprecedented in detailing the brutal nature of the abortion industry and its destructive effects on women. Sean couldn’t have done a better job in going after the abortion kingpins!

The irony of exposing Planned Parenthood, however, is that Hannity’s own position on contraception is literally no different than that of the murderous organization. In the March 9th interview, he used the hackneyed argument that if we want to reduce abortion we need contraception. Well, this argument is no less deceptive than the hypocrisy that he condemns in Planned Parenthood. Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota said something similar last year: “Since half of all pregnancies are unintended and half of those result in abortion, I suggest [pro-lifers] put their money toward family planning services to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it and thereby really make a difference in the rate of abortion.”

What Sarah conveniently neglects to tell us (and what Sean refuses to acknowledge) is that more than half of all abortions in the US are done as back-up for failed contraception. On that same show, former abortionist Beverly McMillan admitted as much when she said that the clinics try to get teenage girls into their clinics for three or more abortions in their lifetimes. The only way this can be done is through contraceptive promotion. Sean Hannity seemed to be unconvinced of that argument when I made it, but it is nonetheless true and, I might add, it is the Catholic Church’s official teaching.

While I am grateful for his exposé of Planned Parenthood, what we still need from Sean Hannity and other “Catholics” in the media is some evidence that they are faithful to the core beliefs of the Church. Anyone can provide religious entertainment for ratings, but Catholics in public life have an extra grave obligation to be faithful to the Church’s vision, not their own “tele”vision.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International

P.S. By the way, just for the record, I did indeed write to Mr. Hannity after the March 9th interview and ask to meet with him again. He did not answer my letter, but then again, I didn’t expect him to. What I do expect of him, however, is some deep soul-searching to decide whether his Catholicism is a matter of entertainment or a matter of salvation.

Founding Fathers Quote

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
John Adams

Football Update

Just a quick note before Michigan and Notre Dame start. Wisconsin and Penn State both won big. Now all I need is for Notre Dame to destroy Michigan and I will have had a perfect day.

An Interesting Post

Michigan Redneck has an extremely interesting post on Governor Huckabee's outreach to minority voters. As any regular reader of this blog would know, I have regularly criticized the Republican Party for not reaching out to minority voters who I feel agree with the conservative platform more than the liberal agenda of the far left. It is just they have been ignored by Republicans and initially were heavily courted by Democrats. There are a lot of minority voters who are suffering the worst under failed, liberal Democrat policies. I commend the Governor for reaching out to this vital voting block. Hopefully the rest of the Party catches on.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

Thomas Paine

Request Sentator Brownback Drop Out For The Good Of The Party

Justin's Thoughts has a post up with a letter you can sign requesting that Senator Brownback step down. If this is something you would be interested in supporting please go over and leave your comment.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

MIKE HUCKABEE RESPONDS TO BUSH SPEECH

H/T: Mike Huckabee '08

Press Release: Mike Huckabee Comments on the Presidential Address to the Nation

September 13, 2007

Davenport, IA – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee issued the following comment in response to President Bush's address to the nation: "I agree with the President and his decision to accept the recommendations of General Petraeus. During his speech, the President gave an honest assessment of the status of the war in Iraq : while the challenges remain formidable, the surge is working and there's been significant progress – particularly in Anbar province.

"The current policy of providing security and stability has to be carried out. We can't walk away and not honor those who are serving our country. If we leave now, it will show weakness, which would do irreparable damage to America 's reputation and ability to protect our national interests, as well as create chaos and massive suffering in the region.

"The war we are fighting in the Middle East is a theological war. It is not a traditional geo-political war; it is a war against against Islamic fanatics who want to destroy us. It is a test of will and purpose. "

"The question is, do we have the will to fight the enemy and take the fight to them or will they prevail? For the sake of future generations of Americans, this is a war we must win. We must give our commanders and troops what they need to succeed."

Republican Party Of Wisconsin Press Release

Wisconsin Democrats Should End Silence, Denounce MoveOn.org

September 11, 2007


MADISON –After liberal propaganda machine MoveOn.org launched a personal attack against General Petraeus calling him a liar in the New York Times, the Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Mark Jefferson said Wisconsin Democrats need to denounce MoveOn.org for their slanderous activity.

“While liberals John Kerry and Harry Reid have agreed the ad was over the line, Democrats in Wisconsin have been silent. Maybe it’s because they don’t want to burn bridges come campaign season or because they are already indebted to them. Either way, its time they tell us what they think about the ad,” Jefferson said.

Even though Petraeus was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and is a well-respected military official, the vile attack ad says “General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the Books for the White House.”

“To claim General Petraeus is a traitor is outrageous. While Democrats continue their talk of unifying the country, it’s reprehensible for them to support a group that uses such divisive attacks. As Edwards and other ’08 candidates bring their campaigns to Wisconsin, it would be nice to know if they support MoveOn.org and their disgraceful attack on Petraeus,” said Jefferson.

Sanctity of Life

I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned.

I applaud the Supreme Court's recent decision in Gonzales v. Cathcart forbidding the gruesome practice of partial birth abortion. While I am optimistic that we are turning the tide in favor of life, we still have many battles ahead of us to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and so it is vital that we elect a pro-life President.

I first became politically active because of abortion, when I helped pass Arkansas' Unborn Child Amendment, which requires the state to do whatever it legally can to protect life.

As Governor, I did all I could to protect life. The many pro-life laws I got through my Democrat legislature are the accomplishments that give me the most pride and personal satisfaction.

To me, life doesn't begin at conception and end at birth. Every child deserves a quality education, first-rate health care, decent housing in a safe neighborhood, and clean air and drinking water. Every child deserves the opportunity to discover and use his God-given gifts and talents.

I believe in using existing stem cell lines for research, but I do not believe in creating life for the sole purpose of destroying it.

I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. As President, I will fight for passage of this amendment. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned.

I applaud the Supreme Court's recent decision in Gonzales v. Cathcart forbidding the gruesome practice of partial birth abortion. While I am optimistic that we are turning the tide in favor of life, we still have many battles ahead of us to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and so it is vital that we elect a pro-life President. [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.

Catholic League News Release

NEWSWEEK CRACKS UP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today about Newsweek magazine:

“Send in the straightjackets—Newsweek has cracked up. Of all the stories in the entire world to cover, Newsweek’s website is flagging as its ‘Top Story’ an insane piece about a woman (complete with photo) who thinks she is an ordained Catholic priest. They found her in Missouri, though had Newsweek reporter Karen Springen walked into the nearest asylum, she would have found some who think they’re the pope.

“Springen’s discovery is Jessica Rowley. Jessica thinks she’s a Catholic priest because some crackpot group said they ordained her. Springen, whose contempt for the Catholic Church is rivaled only by her ignorance of it, not only makes snide comments about the Church’s rules governing ordination, she implies that the Catholic Church thinks ‘it’s a sin to be gay’ and excludes divorced people. Springen’s delusional discovery, of course, is pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality—just the kind of person who would make a great addition to Newsweek.

“There are so many denominations that would welcome Jessica, but the fact that she rejects them all indicates how little regard she has for them. This says volumes about the prestige these trendy religious communities have, even among alienated dissidents. So Jessica would rather play make-believe, pretending she’s a Catholic priest. By Halloween, she’ll no doubt become a bishop.

“If ‘I think, therefore I am’ was good enough for Descartes, Newsweek reasons, then ‘I think I’m a Catholic priest, therefore I am’ is good enough for Jessica. And for Newsweek as well.

“The next time someone tells me that the Catholic League shouldn’t be worried about bigots like Kathy Griffin—‘we have a war going on,’ they thunder!’—I’ll be sure to tell them what passes as the ‘Top Story’ at Newsweek.”

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=1328

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Michigan And Florida Democrats Stay On Attack

The DNC, apparently not happy enough with offending all of the Democrat voters in Michigan and Florida, has now taken to ignoring the letters written to them by the Democrat leaders from both states. Being that neither party can afford to lose either of these states, since Florida tends to vote Republican and Michigan leans Democrat, it is amazing to me that the DNC would treat the voters of these fine states with such disrespect. Here is a great article that details the latest actions, primarily from a Michigan perspective, but it also covers Florida.

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers from Michigan and Florida issued a stinging rebuke on Tuesday to the national Democratic Party, saying party chairman Howard Dean is threatening their states with penalties for breaking primary scheduling rules by establishing early voting dates while allowing New Hampshire to flout those same rules.

Stepping up their fight with Dean and the Democratic National Committee, 16 members of the states' congressional delegations sent a letter to Dean, asking him to penalize New Hampshire for its public commitment to move its primary earlier than its party-assigned date of Jan. 22. [read more]

Time To Start Brady Quinn?

Well, no doubt by now, you all know that Charlie Frye was traded to Seattle and Derek Anderson was named starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns leaving Brady Quinn as the second string quarterback. What are they thinking in Cleveland? I will right off the top admit I have never followed the Browns. I am a Notre Dame and Brady Quinn fan, which is the only reason I am paying attention.

After watching Frye, Anderson, and Quinn in the preseason it was obvious that Quinn should have been named the starter, but instead Cleveland named Frye the starter and said he deserved time to prove himself. Well, I have to wonder is one game really time to prove himself? If they were going to trade him it should have been done before the season started, not after one game, that throws the whole team into chaos.

Quinn should have been allowed to start from the beginning of the season. It takes time to develop timing with wide receivers and being a rookie Quinn can use all of the experience he can get. Now some of the reports out of Cleveland are saying that Anderson will only remain the starting quarterback until week six and then Quinn will take over, which means the wide receivers will be getting used to their third quarterback this season.

This is a recipe for failure. Once the offense finally gets used to Quinn's leadership and style the season will be ending and the Browns will have wasted a whole season. Here is what some of the local papers have to say:

One week into their season, the Browns scrapped Plan A of their quarterback experiment and proceeded to Plan B. Plan C is shortly ahead.

Charlie Frye, who won the starting job in an open competition that began in May, was traded to Seattle on Tuesday for a sixth-round pick, two days after he was pulled in the second quarter of the 34-7 opening-game loss to Pittsburgh.


"It came out of nowhere," Frye said to television reporters while waiting for his flight to Seattle at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. "You really can't put it into words." [read more]


This is what Ohio.com has to say:

Somehow this trade seems good for Charlie Frye.
He gets to go to the Seattle Seahawks, try to piece his career back together for Mike Holmgren, a guy who knows a thing or two about quarterbacking. And he gets away from the dysfunctional mess that is the Browns.


Did we say dysfunctional? That's pretty harsh, but let's take a look at the result of this trade of the opening day starter two days after a dysfunctional opening game.

Frye ''won'' the ''quarterback competition'' of training camp because the Browns felt he gave the team the best chance to win. [read more]

For those of you who don't know or have forgotten, here is a highlight video of Brady Quinn's. My favorite part begins at 1 minutes and 26 seconds:

Founding Fathers Quote

Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.

James Wilson

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Great Federalist Blog

One of my must read blogs is the American Federalist Blog. I want to draw your attention to two posts they have up. The first one is on how Russia is attempting to reverse their declining birth rates.

Russians want Russia to not only survive, but to grow and prosper. They recognize the demographic problem that is facing non-Islamic societies, and are rewarding people for having babies. Talk about pro-family.

Of course, Russians can thank Communism for crushing the human spirit to such a degree that people found it too burdensome to reproduce. Let's hope that these actions are not too little, too late. I loved this quote from the winner from last year: [read more]

The second post I want to bring your attention to is titled "Self Government". It starts right off explaining that we are a Republic, not a democracy. Something that I have found most people do not know.

What first must be acknowledged is that the form of government we have is indeed a republic. That it is not as pure a republic as when it was created is true, problematic, and a point for further discussion. However, I stress again that our nation is not a democracy, thank the Lord! Ancient Athens was a democracy, and the experience of democracies throughout history has been the inevitable rule by the mob. As a point of differentiation, in our Republic, we elect leaders who run on platforms that we agree with. In Athens, citizens voted on whether or not to build ships, invade Sicily, and so forth. [read more]

Thompson Says No to Huckabee

OKforHuckabee has an article on Thompson's no to Huckabee’s challenge to a debate and it is worth reading.

The Brody File has been told by Fred Thompson's campaign that he will NOT debate Mike Huckabee one on one. Huckabee had issued the debate challenge last week. Here's what Thompson's Communication Director Todd Harris just told me:

“We have the greatest respect for Gov. Huckabee and respect his desire to elevate the discourse in this campaign. But there are nine people running for the GOP nomination and an arbitrary pairing of just two of them does a disservice to the voters. We will push hard for Lincoln-Douglas style debates once we get into the General Election, when there are only two candidates running.” [read more]

Press Release: Mike Huckabee Encourages Prayer, Resolve on Sixth Anniversary of Sept. 11th Terrorist Attacks on America

September 11, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) issued the following statement regarding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States:

“The sixth anniversary of the 9-11-01 attacks on our country marks one of the darkest days in our history. As we recall the horrors associated with that Day of Evil, I grieve with my fellow Americans for the losses we suffered – and continue to suffer.

“The only comfort that I derive is that, through the fog and the morning mist, is the knowledge that our country came together with heroism, hope, resilience and resolve. While our darkest hour, it was also one of our finest.

“As we remember a day that will remain burned in our nation’s memory, it remains critical that we stay united as Americans to face our future with confidence and resolve to take every action possible to protect our homeland from future attack.

“As the bells toll across America, sending a signal to the world that we will never forget, let us come together in prayer: May Almighty God bless the United States of America.”

NEWS RELEASE: GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE CONDEMNS MOVEON.ORG AD: Calls on All Presidential Candidates to Denounce Recent Ad

September 10, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee issued the following statement today regarding the recent advertisement by moveon.org about Gen. Petraeus in the New York Times:

“The disgraceful act of the leftist organization, moveon.org, has marked a new low watermark in American discourse. To accuse a patriotic, honorable, and highly decorated soldier like General David Petraeus of treason by intimating that he had betrayed his duty, his honor, and his country is appalling.

“The full page ad in the New York Times run by this organization is an attack on our entire military – and George Soros should spend an equal amount of his vast wealth for another full page ad apologizing to General Petraeus and to every American who has served or who is serving in the military.

“The very people who Soros savaged with his vile, despicable, and cowardly attack are the ones who have earned Mr. Soros and people of his ilk the right to display their pathetic hatred of this nation's military in a public forum.

“While an apology to General Petraeus would be in order, one can’t expect it from the caliber of people who are devoid of dignity.

“I call on every candidate for President, whether Democrat or Republican, to join in a condemnation of this outrageous insult to our military. The fact that such an abuse of free speech is legal doesn’t make it right or responsible. Surely everyone who wishes to be Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces can agree that the attack on the character of a General currently directing our troops in battle deserves condemnation. I hope that Democratic and Republican candidates alike will take a stand and denounce this dishonorable act."

Thank You To Our Armed Forces

We here at The Maritime Sentry want to send a special thank you to all of our armed forces through out the world on 9-11.

Founding Fathers Quote

Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.
Joseph Warren

Never Forget - Our Enemies Haven't

Never forget that we are at war. Not a war of our choosing, but one we must win. And, let's keep the families of all the innocent victims on 9-11 in our prayers, especially today.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Huckabee: The Snoopy Candidate

Kevin Tracy of KevinTracy.com created one of the best campaign videos I have ever seen. If you like it send it to friends and put it on your blogs and visit his blog and leave a comment on what you thought. He obviously put a lot of time into it and I am sure the feedback would be welcomed.

Oh and by the way, our beloved former Governor, Tommy Thompson makes a surprise appearance.

Petraeus Takes Center Stage

Luckily, while I was at the hospital today, they had Fox on so I was able to catch most of General Petraeus' comments. A couple of things are very clear; General Petraeus has a clear cut plan for victory in Iraq and we are making progress. I do not know how the Democrats are going to be able to spin into bad news, but I am certain they will try.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. David Petraeus told Congress on Monday he envisions the withdrawal of roughly 30,000 U.S. troops by next summer, beginning with a Marine contingent later this month.

In long-awaited testimony, the commanding general of the war said last winter's buildup in U.S. troops had met its military objectives "in large measure."

As a result, he told a congressional hearing and a nationwide television audience, "I believe that we will be able to reduce our forces to the pre-surge level ... by next summer without jeopardizing the security gains we have fought so hard to achieve." [read more]

Press Release: America Agrees: Fred Needs to Debate Mike

September 10, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Over the last 72 hours, nearly 1,500 Americans have joined former Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee in his call to former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson to participate in a series of Lincoln Douglas-styled debates.

“On Friday, I sent a letter to Senator Thompson outlining our shared desire to participate in a series of Lincoln Douglas-styled debates. Senator Thompson had initially suggested in a Fox News interview that this would be a better format for debate. In that letter, I officially accepted his offer and suggested that we start this series of debates in New Hampshire,” said Huckabee.

Huckabee’s presidential campaign posted his invitation to Thompson on his web-site (www.mikehuckabee.com) with an opportunity for average citizens to co-sign his letter. Since Friday, nearly 1,500 people have co-signed the letter so far; traffic to the Governor’s website is at a record-high; and nearly three dozen new “bloggers for Huckabee” have joined his team.

Huckabee said he has received no official response from Sen. Thompson to date, but welcomes his reply.

“Yesterday while on CNN, Wolf Blitzer offered for CNN to broadcast the debate. The only thing we’re waiting on is for Senator Thompson to show up and debate. Senator Thompson can pick the date, he can pick time, and he can pick the place,” said Huckabee.

“I urge him to accept the invitation of the American people and show that he’s capable of leading by example – and isn’t afraid of expressing his views and his vision for America in a comprehensive one-on-one Lincoln Douglas-styled debate,” he said.

Last month, Huckabee signed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s pledge to participate in a series of lengthy debates with the American people – a concept that was embraced by Thompson on his interview with Jay Leno last week. “I think this is a great idea, and one that the American people would benefit from,” said Huckabee. “I’m glad that Senator Thompson agrees.”

The text of Gov. Huckabee’s letter, along with the names and comments of nearly 1,500 co-signers, can be found on his website (www.mikehuckabee.com) by clicking here.

“I’m pleased that citizens from all across America have enthusiastically endorsed this idea with their signature and have called on Senator Thompson to debate me at the location of his choice – preferably in a key state such as New Hampshire,” said Huckabee.

Petraeus on Iran and Sadr

H/T: Hot Air

Founding Fathers Quote

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

Samuel Adams

American Solutions

Americans for Prosperity - Wisconsin blog has the American Solutions sites for Wisconsin up now. [click here for locations]

The Pope Stands Up For The Unborn

The Pope is continuing to show true leadership on behalf of the unborn. The Church is definitely in good hands.

VIENNA (Reuters) - Pope Benedict rejected the concept that abortion could be considered a human right on Friday and urged European leaders to do everything possible to raise birth rates and make their countries more child-friendly.

The 80-year-old German Pontiff told diplomats and representatives of international organizations that Europe could not deny its Christian roots because Christianity had played a decisive role in forging its history and culture.


"It was in Europe that the notion of human rights was first formulated. The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself," he said in an address at the former imperial Hofburg Palace. [read more]

Dobbs goes off on Arizona legislator over immigration bill

I got this video from jCircadian.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.

George Washington

Huckabee On CNN

Sounds like Governor Huckabee took advantage of his interview on CNN. If this continues no one is going to be able to ignore this campaign any longer. One Mom has the break down

WB: You said something at the debate this week that caused a stir (we broke Iraq). What do you mean that we broke Iraq?

MH: Whenever you’re involved with a war, you “break” things … not just the human carnage, but the infrastructure, economy, etc. We don’t just walk away in the middle of finishing the job. Things are improving, but we need to stay there and make certain the job is done … that Iraq is stable in its government and in its ability to defend itself and deal with threats.

WB: How long are you willing to be in Iraq? [read more]

Hagel Is Not Seeking Re-Election

I want to congratulation Senator Hagel for putting his Party and the Country first. I would like to say that I have been a strong supporter of one of his opponents should he have sought re-election, but you must give credit when credit is due. Senator Hagel could have ran for re-election and caused a divide in the Nebraska Republican Party or he could have run as an independent in the Presidential race, which could have caused problems for the National Party. So I say to Senator Hagel, thank you for your service to your nation and thank you for putting your Party first.

WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel will announce Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. Senate and will not run for president next year, people close to the Nebraska Republican said Friday.

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel plans to leave the Senate after two terms as a Republican Party maverick, people close to him say.Hagel plans to announce that "he will not run for re-election and that he does not intend to be a candidate for any office in 2008," said one person, who asked not to be named.Hagel has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday at the Omaha Press Club. [read more]