Saturday, October 13, 2007

Knights Templar Absolved By Trial Documents Found In The Vatican

The Vatican located misfiled trial documents of the knights' Templar. There were 799 reproductions made and will sell for $8,333 each. This is a historic find for many reasons.

The Templars were founded in 1119 and were sworn to protect Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. They were able to accumulate massive wealth and eventually helped some European Monarch to finance their wars. This is also became their undoing.

In 1307 King Philip IV of France arrested Templar leaders and tortured and persecuted the Knights Templar, accusing them of heresy and sexual crimes; however in the misplaced trial documents discovered in the Vatican archives show Pope Clement V absolves the Templars of charges of heresy. He did acknowledge they were guilty of other crimes, but not of heresy.

King Philip was deep in debt to the Templars who helped finance his wars and their trial, disbandment and burning at the stake effectively cancelled that debt. Pope Clement and King Philip had what is described as a "battle of the wills" over a period of years, but King Philip ultimately prevailed and forced Pope Clement to reverse his decision; the Knights Templar were disbanded in 1312.

Pope Clement's position is now clear and will have to be reevaluated by historians. History has proven that money and power influences the most powerful leaders and Christians have been wrongly persecuted relentlessly through out history by secular nations.

AOL News and the New York Times both have articles on the incredible find and the reproductions of these documents.

Pre Game Report

Here is this week's pre game report on my teams. I am still a little depressed that Wisconsin does not have a chance at the national title, but we can still win the Big-Ten. As any Notre Dame fan knows, anytime we play Boston College it is a good game. Kind of like a big brother putting a little brother in his place. So look for some fireworks in this one, it should be good. I am greatly impressed with the improvement North Carolina has already made. Imagine where we will be in a year or two.

NOTRE DAME:

(4) Boston College (6-0) at Notre Dame (1-5)

By Sports Network
The Sports Network


GAME NOTES: Fresh off their first victory of the season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish welcome the fourth-ranked Boston College Eagles to South Bend Saturday afternoon. Boston College currently owns its highest ranking since 1984 -- the Doug Flutie era. The Eagles are a perfect 6-0 and are coming off a 55-24 romp over Bowling Green. They opened the season with three straight ACC triumphs and are now playing the fourth and final non-conference game on their schedule. Every victory thus far for BC has come by double figures. Notre Dame lost the first five games this season, all by at least two touchdowns. There were whispers that the team could go winless and be considered the worst in the history of the program. While far from a powerhouse, the Fighting Irish restored at least some respectability by recording a 20-6 victory over UCLA last weekend on the road. Notre Dame owns a 9-7 series lead over Boston College, but the Eagles have won the last four meetings. [read more]

WISCONSIN AND PENN STATE:

Badgers to battle Nittany Lions in Big Ten bout

University Park, PA (Sports Network) - Hoping to start a new winning streak, the 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers come to Happy Valley to challenge the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Wisconsin's 14-game run of success, the nation's longest at the time, came to an end with last week's 31-26 setback at Illinois. The Badgers are now 5-1 on the year and fell off the pace in the race for the Big Ten title. Bret Bielema is a stellar 17-2 as the man in charge in Madison, and he will have to do one of his more masterful coaching jobs to get his team back in the winning frame of mind, particularly in light of this week's opponent. [read more]

NORTH CAROLINA:

Gamecocks take on Tar Heels in battle of Carolinas

By Sports Network
The Sports Network


The seventh-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks and the North Carolina Tar Heels take a break from their respective league schedules to do battle this weekend in Chapel Hill.

Steve Spurrier has done an outstanding job with his Gamecocks, as they carry a 5-1 record into this weekend's game. They are fresh off a 38-23 decision over previously unbeaten Kentucky and own a 3-1 record in the ultra-competitive SEC. The remaining schedule is favorable, as even a matchup with powerhouse Florida will take place at home. [read more]

Veterans' Bill Of Rights

This is yet another reason why Governor Huckabee should be President. He has an understanding of the every day American's life and sacrifices that few politicians have. Thanks to Mike Huckabee '08 for posting this article he found on Governor Huckabee's blog.

Governor Huckabee wants your feedback. We encourage you to leave a comment on his Veterans' Bill of Rights:

I support the following VETERANS' BILL OF RIGHTS for issues that are not being adequately addressed:

The right to a mandatory rather than a discretionary mechanism for funding veterans' health care, to eliminate year-to-year uncertainty that the funds they need will be there for them

The right to obtain full and clear explanation of all benefits and comprehensive assistance in obtaining those benefits.

The right to have a claim processed within six months.

The right to the fullest possible accounting of the fate of POW/MIAs and the right to be designated as POW/MIA.

The right to access state-of-the-art treatment facilities for traumatic brain injuries.

The right of National Guard and Reserve personnel called to active service to receive the same benefits as active duty veterans.

The right of disabled veterans to receive both their military retirement and VA compensation.

The right of wounded Reserve troops to be treated like their active duty counterparts until their claims have been processed.

The right of wounded veterans and those who have served in combat theaters to a comprehensive GI bill that provides full tuition, books, fees, and living expenses at any institution to which the veteran is accepted.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue.

John Witherspoon

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Glenn Beck - US Economy - 09.18.2007

Michigan Catholic Conference Responds to Formation Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ballot Committee

Poll: 77% Oppose Proposal to Kill Human Embryos for Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2007


Contact: Dave Maluchnik, Director of Communications
(517) 372-9310, dmaluchnik@micatholicconference.org


(LANSING) — Michigan Catholic Conference President and Chief Executive Officer Sister Monica Kostielney, R.S.M., made the following statement today regarding the formation of the ballot question committee “Stem Cell Research BQC”:

“In order to protect human life at its most vulnerable stage, any proposal, legislative or ballot related, that seeks to clone and/or kill human embryos in this state must be defeated. According to a statewide Public Opinion Strategies poll, 77 percent of Michigan residents oppose ‘a proposal that would allow the killing of human embryos and using their stem cells for research.’ Human life is not a commodity that can be created and killed in an effort to generate profits and patents. Michigan Catholic Conference will continue to advocate for ethical and proven adult stem cell research that is currently helping to provide treatments, even cures, for over 70 different diseases and chronic ailments.”

On October 1 the Michigan Catholic Conference launched a massive statewide internal education program that sought to communicate the differences between adult and embryonic stem cell research and to convey the Church’s support for adult stem cell research. The education program was unprecedented in the Conference’s history and called for over 500,000 Catholic homes to learn more about the facts of stem cell research as it relates to the Church’s obligation to help the sick while protecting human life. Nearly 800 parishes also received educational information from the Conference and were encouraged to address the issue of stem cell research during Respect Life Sunday, October 7.

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.

Founding Fathers Quote

On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.

Thomas Jefferson

Another Blunder By The Administration

Why does this not surprise me?

US Embassy opening in Baghdad delayed indefinitely
09 Oct 2007 19:26:31 GMT
Source: Reuters


By Sue Pleming

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The opening of the mammoth new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has been delayed indefinitely while its Kuwaiti contractor fixes a punch list of problems, the State Department said on Tuesday.


The sprawling complex, whose cost is edging toward $750 million, was set to open last month but U.S. lawmakers say shoddy work by the contractor and poor oversight by the State Department have delayed it. [read more]

Statement By Gov. Mike Huckabee Regarding Media Comment About Fundraising

October 10, 2007

Little Rock, AR –Former Arkansas Gov. and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee has issued the following statement in response to a comment he made involving campaign fundraising:

“I would never intentionally hurt the feelings of anyone for any reason, and I certainly was not making light of suicide, but of the excesses of campaign spending. During my years as a pastor, I counseled dozens of people who were confronted with suicide and I am well aware of the seriousness of the issue.

Suicide has touched many families, including mine, and I would never do anything that would hurt others or add to their grief."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Catholic League News Release

MILWAUKEE MINISTERS HIT WITH S&M MILLER PHOTOS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today regarding the league’s protest of Miller beer:

“Last week I announced that all 211 parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee were being mailed a memo and some photos of the Miller-sponsored Folsom Street Fair; this was the first of many mailings that would occur weekly. Today I am pleased to say that all the pastors of the 166 Protestant churches in Milwaukee are being mailed the same packet of information. Here is an excerpt of my memo:

The enclosed pictures offer a glimpse of the Christian-bashing antics, and the sadomasochistic practices, that characterize this Miller-sponsored event. I apologize in advance for shocking your sensibilities, but it is important for you to know that I am not exaggerating. Moreover, these photos are tame next to other pictures that I have in my possession. Please see our website at catholicleague.org for more information.

When I first learned about the Miller logo appearing on a promotional ad for the event—one that depicted half-naked men in leather seated at “The Last Supper” with sex toys on the table—I was outraged. After some delay, Miller finally pulled its logo from this ad. Then I learned that a group of gay men who ridicule nuns, the so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, were among the beneficiaries of this Miller-sponsored festival (Miller is not the only sponsor, but it is the only nationwide corporation involved). When this was brought to the attention of Miller, nothing was done (the same group held a mock Last Supper on the Thursday before the event).

It is precisely because of Miller’s obstinacy that I called for a nationwide boycott of Miller beer. Fortunately, Miller is conducting an audit of its marketing policies. Unfortunately, it still refuses to pledge that it will not be associated with another event that thrashes our religion. That’s why I am asking for your help. Please contact Miller and express your concerns so that we can wrap this issue up quickly. I will then be delighted to call off the boycott.

Contact Miller ace Julian Green at green.julian@mbco.com

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=1344

Disturbing Admission By Ex Mexican President Fox

Here is a disturbing article from WorldNetDaily.

Ex-Mexican prez: 'Amero' on the way
Vicente Fox confirms long-term deal worked out with President Bush

Posted: October 9, 2007
1:15 p.m. Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox confirmed the existence of a plan conceived with President Bush to create a new regional currency in the Americas, in an interview last night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

It possibly was the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan for a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement that encompasses the Western Hemisphere is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration. [read more]

God Still Not Welcome On Flag Certificates

Here is a big surprise, Nancy Pelosi is for keeping God off of flag certificates. Read about it in this Cleveland.com article.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today defended the Architect of the Capitol's refusal to permit use of the word "God" on official certificates enclosed with flags flown over the U.S. Capitol.

Dayton-area GOP Rep. Michael Turner and more than 100 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Pelosi last week after an Eagle Scout in his district asked that a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol be sent to his grandfather with a certificate inscribed with the message: "In honor of my grandfather Marcel Larochelle, and his dedication and love of God, country, and family." [read more]

Catholic League News Release

DAVID E. KELLEY—TINSELTOWN’S ACE BIGOT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on last night’s episode of the ABC show, “Boston Legal”:

“The show featured a 15 year-old girl who is enrolled in an abstinence-only sex education program, contracts HIV and then sues her school, blaming it for her condition. At the trial, the school’s principal, the girl’s attorneys and the judge all tout the virtues of condoms, fingering Christian activists—who else?—for her irresponsibility.

“This is surreal. A half-century ago, sex education, condoms and sexually transmitted diseases were all uncommon. Since that time, students have learned the art of putting condoms on cucumbers, and have been introduced to sexual techniques that are as deviant as they are injurious. The results of which are illegitimacy and AIDS. But this is obviously over the head of ‘Boston Legal’ producer David E. Kelley, Tinseltown’s ace bigot.

“Kelley has long hated Catholicism. That is why he finished his number last night ridiculing a nun in habit (it’s always nuns in habit whom the Hollywood gang likes to slam). The nun is portrayed translating the words of a Mexican immigrant charged with cockfighting. Referring to the rooster as a ‘champion cock,’ she comments how ‘it would bring me such joy to hold him.’ Then, to the astonishment of the court, the sister says, ‘To hold that beautiful cock in my own two hands.’

“Were it not for people like Kelley, millions of Americans would not hold Hollywood in contempt. It is the Kelleys of this world who purposely craft a libertine milieu—one which inexorably leads to spiritual, psychological and physical death—only to perversely blame Catholics for the fruits of their labor. Sadly, they will go to their deathbeds never having figured it out. That’s why they need to read the Catholic Catechism before it’s too late.”

Contact Francie Calfo, Programming Executive Vice President at
francie.calfo@abc.com


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=1345

Whoopi Requests An Apology For The Innocent Duke La Crosse Players - UPDATED

It is responsible public actions like this that will heal racial divides in this country. I would like to thank Ms. Goldberg for not rushing to judgement and taking the time to find out the truth. I wish more people would do this.



UPDATE:

Hot Air has Sharpton's response to Whoopi and it is exactly what I though it would be.

Democrats Pull Out Of Michigan Primary

I have said for a long time that the Democrats take Minority voters for granted. Well now they are taking an entire state for granted and they are doing similar to Florida. To all of the disgruntled voters being written of by the DNC I would like to extend my hand and offer you a place at the Republican table. I know we have more in common than not. Let's work together to deal with education, health care, and the national deficit. Here is a Boston Globe article on the five Democrats that pulled out of the Michigan Primary.

Wisdom From Huckabee

“They’re going to hear Republicans on this stage talk about how great the economy is, and frankly, when they hear that, they’re going to probably reach for the dial, I want to make sure people understand that for many people on this stage the economy’s doing terrifically well, but for a lot of Americans it’s not doing so well. The people who handle the bags and make the beds at our hotels and serve the food, many of them are having to work two jobs, and that’s barely paying the rent.”

Mike Huckabee

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of all that endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion; and, to sum up all, the Appointment of infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes.

Benjamin Franklin

Rating The CNBC/MSNBC Michigan Republican Presidential Debate

Later tonight I will do a post on how I feel the candidates did, but for now I wanted to rate the mainstream media's performance. I give this debate an F. I really think the mainstream media is rushing towards their own demise. Even a casual observer of the debates this cycle has to be disgusted. How is a candidate supposed to answer complex questions in 30 seconds? What about the media deciding which candidates deserve time?

I watched as several so-called second tier candidates were rushed through their answers or would have a 30 second clock pop up, but when turning to a so-called top tier (liberal) candidate the clock would mysteriously disappear or they were allowed to go on for additional time. They were also give the majority of the questions.

As everyone knows I am supporting Mike Huckabee for President, but I have a warning for my fellow conservatives. If you legitimately have moral reservations towards a candidate or just generally feel a candidate would be dangerous to this country then by all means criticize them, but please do not join in with the liberal media's pathetic attacks meant to weaken the Republican field. I actually suffered through an entire day of CNBC/MSNBC and they repeatedly brought up that Fred Thompson had to have a great debate and that he appeared to stumble on the trail and did not know the answer to some questions. Then during the debate they repeatedly asked him "got you" questions. I have now read several fellow blogger's joining in with them on this. This is purposely done by the liberal Chris Matthews to damage the Republican Ticket. What if Governor Huckabee wanted to name Thompson or another Republican as his VP? Then we have already damaged that person. So if you have legitimate concerns about a person then by all means open fire, but please do not join in with underhanded, mainstream media attacks.

There were some fairly good questions in this debate. It was the way they were asked and the way time was distributed that rendered them meaningless. I have been all for candidates appearing at every debate and have openly encouraged it, but if this is how the debates are going to be run then our Republican candidates should boycott them. All this was, was the liberal media nit-picking the candidates and trying to give the Democrats sound bites for the General Election. You don't see the Democrats debating on Fox News or with Republican moderators. I am starting to think that is what we should do also. I am not saying not to reach out to Democrat voters, just do it directly and don't set the Party up for sound bites that will come back to haunt us later.

I am not sure which Republican it was or that it was only one, but every time Ron Paul spoke there was someone audibly speaking over him. You can disagree with him, but it makes the Party look ridiculous that we will not even allow him to speak. I also think it looks bad for the Party that Alan Keyes a true conservative was kept out of the debate. I loved when he was involved in the other debates because he keeps the life of an innocent, unborn child in the forefront. This really was a black eye for the Party, not allowing him to participate.

I want to ask you, while you are watching the news lately do you actually see any real news. I am hearing a lot of "some people say" or "some people think". I have also noticed an increase in "anonymous" sources. The truth is real news is no longer broadcast on the major networks. They are just pupets for the liberal left wing of the Democrat Party. The media is often making up the news; for example when they were announcing an upcoming segment on candidates wives they justified it by saying they were covering it because of increased media scrutiny of the candidates' wives. So they are doing a news story on the wives because there are a lot of news stories on the wives? I believe all of this is why they are becoming more and more obselete and ignored. People can now search the internet and find out the truth.

Huckabee Blogger Round Up On The CNBC Debate Today -UPDATED

Here is the latest reactions from Huckabee bloggers on the debate today.

One Mom

Michigan GOP Debate - Live Blogging

Hi Everybody …

The debate begins in a few minutes here in Michigan. I’ll be updating this post as events merit. Most importantly, let’s all remember to be praying for Gov. Huckabee as he participates in this first debate that includes newcomer Fred Thompson. [read more]

Huckamania!

Liveblogging…

October 9th, 2007

All in all, this was a horrible debate that did a disservice to the voters. Matthews said he would be unbiased and independent, but an analysis would show he was certainly biased against Governor Huckabee. [read more]

Huckabee Hound

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fred Thompson Fizzles, Mike Huckabee Sizzles

Republican Debate Transcript

Mike Huckabee got some seriously low air-time, but when he spoke, he hit it out of the park, as usual. His comments on energy independence were particularly good. I think it's fair to say MSNBC is very biased against Huckabee. They cycled all the candidates twice before they got back to Huckabee. Pathetic. [read more]

Michigan Redneck

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Hot One was Even Hotter!

OK, now the debate is coming to an end. As always Mike Huckabee did a great job. I have to paraphrase Brian Setzer from the Stray Cat's classic. "Rev it Up and Go!" Mike really revved it up and went. He came out looking like the 56 Bel-Air that I predicted he would. He was hot before, but now the hot one is hotter. He had quick anwers and was consise. His last answer was about air traffic. Jetsons level in the airplane, Flintstones tech in the air traffic control. There needs to be something done about people waiting in planes with no where to go. The power needs to go to the consumer. [
read more]

Kevin Tracy

Huckabee’s Evening Conference Call

After much demand, Governor Huckabee hosted an evening blogger conference call at 8:30 tonight. The call lasted for only about fifteen minutes but we managed to cover a lot of ground.[read more]

Oh Baby That's What I Like!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Huckabee's Cameo Appearance on the "Rudy McRomneyson" Show A Success!

First of all I'd like to thank Blogger for finally publishing my posts this evening hours after I wrote them! I really appreciated the frustration! (Note Sarcasm) [read more]

A Buck For Huck

Debate Reaction

While he didn't get the Airtime the others did...He still had a few moments... [read more]

Catholic League News Release

MILLER TO COMBINE WITH MOLSON COORS;
END TO CATHOLIC BASHING SOUGHT


Today’s announcement that SABMiller PLC and Molson Coors Brewing Company are planning to combine U.S. operations, possibly by the end of this year, was greeted with enthusiasm by
Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

“Now is the time for S&M Miller to rid itself of its nasty image, so that the new company, MillerCoors, isn’t known as S&M MillerCoors. Since we haven’t gotten assurances from the Milwaukee-based brewer that it will no longer sponsor obscene anti-Christian events like the Folsom Street Fair, we are taking our plea to the Molson and Coors officers and families. Select pictures of what occurred at the street fair will be sent to them today.

“It is hard to imagine the Coors family, with its stellar reputation, as well as the Molsons, a distinguished Canadian family, wanting to support public displays of religious bigotry and sodomy. That is why we are asking them to carefully examine Miller’s promotional policies and pledge that sponsorship of these kinds of morally indefensible events will never happen again.”

Contact Miller spokesman Julian Green at
green.julian@mbco.com. We are purposefully not listing contact information for Molson Coors because we would like to give them a reasonable opportunity to intervene in this matter.

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=1343

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Swan Is Out

Luke Swan will not return from a torn hamstring injury. This is bad news for the Badgers who will have to rely on freshmen Kyle Jefferson and David Gilreath as their receivers for Saturday's game against Penn State. This is obviously bad news for Swan who may have had a chance to be in an NFL training camp next year.

University of Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema's voice cracked and he choked back tears as he announced at his Monday news conference that senior receiver Luke Swan's career with the Badgers is finished following a torn hamstring suffered against Illinois on Saturday. [read more]

Catholic League News Release

“THE GOLDEN COMPASS” SPARKS PROTEST

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discussed the league’s reaction to the upcoming movie, “The Golden Compass”:

“New Line Cinema and Scholastic Entertainment have paired to produce ‘The Golden Compass,’ a children’s fantasy that is based on the first book of a trilogy by militant English atheist Philip Pullman. The trilogy, His Dark Materials, was written to promote atheism and denigrate Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism. The target audience is children and adolescents. Each book becomes progressively more aggressive in its denigration of Christianity and promotion of atheism: The Subtle Knife is more provocative than The Golden Compass and The Amber Spyglass is the most in-your-face assault on Christian sensibilities of the three volumes.

“Atheism for kids. That is what Philip Pullman sells. It is his hope that ‘The Golden Compass,’ which stars Nicole Kidman and opens December 7, will entice parents to buy his trilogy as a Christmas gift. It is our hope that the film fails to meet box office expectations and that his books attract few buyers. We are doing much more than hoping—we are conducting a nationwide two-month protest of Pullman’s work and the film. To that end, we have prepared a booklet,
‘The Golden Compass: Agenda Unmasked,’ that tears the mask off the movie.

“It is not our position that the movie will strike Christian parents as troubling. Then why the protest? Even though the film is based on the least offensive of the three books, and even though it is clear that the producers are watering down the most despicable elements—so as to make money and not anger Christians—the fact remains that the movie is bait for the books. To be specific, if unsuspecting Christian parents take their children to see the movie, they may very well find it engaging and then buy Pullman’s books for Christmas. That’s the problem.

“We are fighting a deceitful stealth campaign on the part of the film’s producers. Our goal is to educate Christians so that they know exactly what the film’s pernicious agenda really is.”

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=1342
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Press Release: Mike Huckabee denounces U.N. Power Grab

Challenges Republican Candidates to Join Him in Opposing LOST

October 09, 2007

(Detroit, Michigan) On the eve of tonight’s GOP debate in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee joined Ronald Reagan in opposition to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea – better known as the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). He called on his rivals for the nomination to join him in rejecting a treaty that would surrender control of seven-tenths of the world’s surface – its oceans – to a UN-affiliated organization. Gov. Huckabee declared today:

“The Law of the Sea Treaty is one of the defining issues of our time. Are we in favor of increasing the power and authority of the United Nations and its subsidiaries at the expense of American sovereignty and vital interests? Or are we opposed to world government, particularly the one envisioned by LOST, charged with implementing a hopelessly outdated and counterproductive socialist and redistributionist agenda from the 1970s? Republicans – starting with their presidential candidates – should stand with Ronald Reagan in rejecting the Law of the Sea Treaty, its threat to our sovereignty and its socialist agenda.”

Gov. Huckabee noted that two of President Reagan’s closest associates – his National Security Advisor, William P. Clark, and his Attorney General Edwin Meese – yesterday published an op.ed. article in the Wall Street Journal making clear the basis of President Reagan’s rejection of the Law of the Sea Treaty.

“Proponents of LOST want us to believe that Ronald Reagan would have supported ratification of this treaty with some tinkering at the margins. In fact, as Judge Clark and General Meese have made clear, Mr. Reagan recognized that the central concept behind this treaty – a supranational government with the authority to determine what can and cannot be done on, beneath and even above the seas – was not in America’s interests.”

Gov. Huckabee objected to the fact that the U.S. Senate is poised to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty with only one committee – the Foreign Relations Committee – having held hearings on it during this session of Congress and only two witnesses opposed to ratification being afforded the opportunity to testify. He noted that as many as eight other Senate committees have jurisdiction over areas affected by the Treaty and urged them to engage in rigorous oversight before any action is taken by the full Senate.

Gov. Huckabee called on his rivals for the GOP nomination to use the present campaign as an opportunity to educate the American people about LOST and to join him in making clear that, like Ronald Reagan, they will not submit U.S. sovereignty to a UN on steroids.

God And Flag Certificates

Check out this story I found on Drudge.

10/08/2007
Camp: Allow God in flag certificates


Midland Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Camp is among lawmakers objecting because the U.S. Capitol's architect won't allow God to be mentioned in certificates of authenticity accompanying flags flown over the Capitol and bought by constitutents.

"This is as insulting as it is absurd," Camp said in a prepared statement. "The architect has gone way too far. If we can put 'in God we trust' on our money, then we can certainly put it on a flag certificate when a citizen wants it there." [read more]

Pro-life Anti-Abortion Video: Development of the Unborn Baby

h/t: Catholic Tube

Michigan Republican Presidential Debate Poll

We will have our debate poll for who you think won the debate today as usual. Last time we got over 700 votes, lets try to beat that number. Don't forget the debate will be on CNBC at 3 PM Central and will re-air on MSNBC at 8 PM Central. Michigan Redneck has been covering this very thoroughly so check out her blog for the latest. Also, One Mom is another Michigan blogger who will cover it.

Bush Supports Rapist Over Justice

This absolutely sickens me. This is a complete betrayal of the Presidency. I wish President Bush cared as much about American children as he does about illegal Mexican rapists. To understand why I am so upset, you should know that I have a daughter and another one on the way; then read what these rapists and murderers did to 14 year old Jennifer Ertman and 16 year old Elizabeth Pena by clicking here. Once you have read that then read this article on what the Bush administration is doing on behalf of this rapist and murderer.

I regret my donations and every second of volunteer time I wasted on Bush's campaign. It is because of betrayals like this from Republican leaders that Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo have been able to raise so much money. If any of the candidates want to be guaranteed a win in the Primary remember that you serve the American people and that your first obligation is to protect the American people and not illegal rapists and murderers.

Lou Dobbs on patriotism and the flag lapel pin

Monday, October 08, 2007

Does Life Have No Value?

Here is a disturbing article I found on Breitbart.com

Rethink on human hybrid experiments

Oct 8 02:42 PM US/Eastern

A radical Government re-think on the law governing hybrid embryos will allow scientists to carry out virtually any work they like - if it is approved by regulators.

The move opens the door to experiments involving every known kind of human-animal hybrid. These could include both "cytoplasmic" embryos, which are 99.9% human, and "true hybrids" carrying both human and animal genes. [read more]

A Win Or A Handout?

Though I am happy for the win, the fact that it was handed to us by a Packers team that could not get it together seems to take away the thrill and gives it the feel of a handout. I hate to say it, but had the Packers been on their game they should have had the win. We did not have the game we needed on Sunday to pull off a real win.

I stick with my opinion that the coaching on this Bears team is lacking and is effecting the team's ability. Also, I still believe that benching Grossman and playing Griese was a fatal mistake. Maybe the coaching staff can rectify their mistake and get an experienced QB coach to groom Grossman and get him back in the game before we lose him to another team who can get it done and pay us back.

Democrats For Huckabee

One Mom recently brought attention to a new blog for Huckabee, Democrats For Huckabee. This is a new blog, that has already greatly impressed me. Not only because it shows Huckabee's ability to reach across party lines, but because this blogger was able to look beyond Democrat and Republican by politically educating himself and making an informed decision to support Huckabee out of all the candidates.

Read for yourself how he came to this decision. I know it renewed my spirit and helped reinforced my belief in Huckabee. Several exciting things have happened recently that have rekindled my excitement. Sometimes life just gets in the way, a schedule like mine tends to do that, and you need a reminder of what is important; Democrats For Huckbee helped remind me.

Founding Fathers Quote

If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation.

Samuel Adams

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Prayers Needed In Crandon, WI - UPDATED

This is truly a horrifying story, all of the families involved desperately need our prayers. Now strikes me as an inappropriate time to bring up concealed carry, but I will in the future. For now let's just keep the families in prayer.

Sheriff's Deputy Kills Six in Rampage

CRANDON, Wis. (Oct. 7) - An off-duty sheriff's deputy went on a shooting rampage early Sunday at a home where seven young people had gathered for pizza and movies, killing six and critically injuring the other before authorities took him down, officials said. [read more]

UPDATED:

Off-Duty Wis. Deputy Sheriff Kills 6

Oct 8, 8:56 AM (ET)

By ROBERT IMRIE

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) - The residents of a remote northern Wisconsin community struggled to understand Monday how a sheriff's deputy who killed six young people and critically wounded another could have become a law enforcement officer.

Tyler Peterson, 20, was shot to death after opening fire early Sunday on a group of students and recent graduates who had gathered for pizza and movies during their high school's homecoming weekend. Peterson was off-duty from his full-time job as a Forest County deputy sheriff; he also was a part-time Crandon police officer. [
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UPDATED:

Update from Scene of Crandon Shootings

UPDATED:

Deputy Fired 30 Rounds Into Wis. Home

Oct 8 03:06 PM US/Eastern
By ROBERT IMRIE
Associated Press Writer

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) - An off-duty sheriff's deputy who killed six young people fired 30 rounds of ammunition after he burst into a home where friends had gathered, investigators said Monday.

Tyler Peterson, 20, who later died after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers, had been in a relationship with one of the victims, authorities said at a news conference.

"They were in a relationship for a few years," said Police Chief John Dennee. "They had broken up and gone back and forth." [read more]

Why Green Bay Loves The Packers

The Los Angeles Times tries to explain the connection Green Bay has with the Packers. They get it mostly right. What they don't realize that Green Bay is more than a city, it is a region. There is a strong, pro-family, conservative element in Northeastern Wisconsin; from the Michigan border to Sheboygan County. These are good God fearing people who tend to believe in state's rights and family values and that is what the left coast will never understand, but it is a pretty good article. Read the last line and you will know why my wife hides her Bear's affiliation from the public light.

Green Bay has love affair with the Packers

An unexpected 4-0 start has fans giddy entering Sunday's game against the Bears.
By Sam Farmer
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

October 7, 2007

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With the undefeated Green Bay Packers on top, fan Jeff Weyers is going over the top.

Weyers, a local developer who bought a house next to Lambeau Field solely for staging charity tailgate parties, is trying something new -- and eeewww -- for tonight's nationally televised game against Chicago.

He's roasting the hindquarters of a black bear."

With the Bears just coming off the Super Bowl, and the Packers starting out 4-0, there's just an extra little magic in the air," said Weyers, whose so-called "Bear-B-Que" will benefit local war veterans. "Everybody seems to be up a level this year."

This is only the second time since 1967 that the Packers have won their first four games, and the team has won eight consecutive games dating to last season. Last Sunday, quarterback Brett Favre set the NFL record for touchdown passes; he has 422.

Even optimistic Packers fans might have been satisfied with a 2-2 record through the first quarter of the season. After all, Green Bay hasn't reached the postseason in three years, having finished 4-12 in 2004 and 8-8 last season. [read more]

New Poll Shows Mike Huckabee Gains Momentum in Iowa

Former AR Governor Places First Among "Committed" Voters; Third Place Overall

October 07, 2007

Little Rock, AR - Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee today "welcomed news" that a new Des Moines Register poll ranks him No. 1 among registered Republican voters in Iowa who have "made up their mind" in the 2008 presidential election - and No. 3 among GOP candidates overall.

"This victory is really good news," said Huckabee about the October 7 poll of likely caucus participants. "This poll confirms that the field is wide open - and that my campaign continues to surge among likely voters."

Huckabee scored first among the voters (about one-fourth of those polled) who have made up their mind, with 19 percent, and third place among all potential Republican voters, with 12 percent. The former Arkansas governor also scored very well among religious conservatives, coming in third with 18 percent.

Huckabee has surged since his strong showing in the Aug. 11 Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll. Support for the other GOP presidential contenders who were included in a Des Moines Register poll taken last May has essentially flat-lined or eroded.

"Voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina - and all across America - are looking for a strong conservative leader with a consistent message, results-driven record and positive vision for America's future," said Huckabee. "This new poll reflects what we're feeling on the ground: that my campaign is on an upward trajectory in Iowa and other key battleground states."

MikeHuckabee.com - I Like Mike!

What Happens When Republicans Nominate a Moderate...

h/t: A Buck For Huck

Press Release: Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Refutes Romney Ad Focusing on Signing the “No-Tax” Pledge

October 06, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee today refuted an ad by Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign in which Romney claims to be the only major candidate who has signed the Americans for Tax Reform (ART) Presidential Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

Huckabee signed the pledge on Friday, March 2, 2007 at the annual conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. and delivered it to ATR President Grover Norquist.

“Gov. Huckabee signed the ATR pledge. He signed on the dotted line seven months ago because he wants people to know where he stands on the issues and he has no problem pledging not to raise income tax rates at the federal level,” said Huckabee Press Secretary Alice Stewart. “Gov. Romney needs to do his homework before he goes out and makes claims of standing alone in signing this pledge when Gov. Huckabee has received praise from ATR for his support of reining in federal taxes.”

By signing the pledge, Huckabee agreed to oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses. He also pledged to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

“Gov. Huckabee has a long history of being a fiscal conservative, having cut taxes and fees more than 90 times during his ten-and-a-half years as Governor of Arkansas,” said Stewart. “He is also a longtime supporter of ending the death tax.”

“You have to question Gov. Romney’s claims of being a fiscal conservative when he’s contributing $20 million of his own money and is polling nationally at 11%,” said Stewart. “Gov. Huckabee has sustained his campaign with a strong conservative and consistent message, results-driven record and vision for America's future – and we’re proud to say he’s at 8% nationally in the polls, and climbing.”

Packers Pre-Game Report

I am so excited about the Packers playing the Bears tonight, it is going to be a great game. I think this is going to be a victory tonight, especially considering the Bears' injuries on defense. The Bears also threw their best QB under the bus and laid all of the blame for the team's failures at his feet, which is great for us because it means they have not dealt with their failures. That being said, I look for Griese to be better than last week. His past history shows that when he takes over he normally is fairly good for up to four games then declines. What could throw a wrench in that though is our great defense this year, which has truly dominated our opponents.

Our offense has been on fire ever since Brett Favre has got his turnovers under control. We still have no running game though, and that will hurt us. It could also lead to Favre making more mistakes with the ball. So we need to get it fixed now. Here is one of my favorite articles from PackerChatters.com

A Wounded Bear is a Dangerous Animal

October 1, 2007
Written by Bruce Smith - PackerChatters Staff

An Early Preview

There is only one thing to do with a wounded bear – kill it and put it out of its misery.

Who would have thought that in the 5th game of the 2007 season, the youngest team in the NFL would have just that opportunity presented?

But that is exactly the opportunity that sits before the 4 – 0 North Division leading Green Bay Packers in their house next Sunday night at Lambeau Field in front of a National TV audience.

Obviously the Packers have had this game circled on their calendars since far before the season started as a critical game. If you want to dethrone a champion you have to knock them down – especially when they come to visit your house. [read more]

And here is the Dope sheet for today's game.

More Veterans Denied Benefits

This story gets my blood boiling, but sadly I am not surprised at all. As any veteran can attest to you, this happens all too often. At a time when most of our country is not sacrificing, this unit not only sacrificed, but went above and beyond; a 22 month deployment! This betrayal of our armed forces has got to end.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (NBC) -- When they came home from Iraq, 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard had been deployed longer than any other ground combat unit. The tour lasted 22 months and had been extended as part of President Bush's surge.

1st Lt. Jon Anderson said he never expected to come home to this: A government refusing to pay education benefits he says he should have earned under the GI bill.

"It's pretty much a slap in the face," Anderson said. "I think it was a scheme to save money, personally. I think it was a leadership failure by the senior Washington leadership... once again failing the soldiers.

"Anderson's orders, and the orders of 1,161 other Minnesota guard members, were written for 729 days.

Had they been written for 730 days, just one day more, the soldiers would receive those benefits to pay for school. [read more]

Victory - Notre Dame 20, UCLA 6

After Wisconsin's loss this was a much needed victory. Here is an article from ESPN complete with video, unfortunately this was the only Notre Dame game I was not able to get so far this year. So I won't really comment, just celebrate the victory.

Notre Dame takes advantage of UCLA walk-on QB to win first game

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Notre Dame fought its way out of one of the worst slumps in school history.

Jimmy Clausen scored on a sneak and Maurice Crum returned a fumble 34 yards for another touchdown during a 50-second span of the third quarter and the Fighting Irish won for the first time this season, 20-6 over UCLA on Saturday.

"When you're 0-5, everyone in the country is laughing at you," Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said. "The only thing you can do is do something about it on the field." [read more]