Saturday, October 20, 2007

News Release: Mike Huckabee Dominates Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C.

Former AR Governor Enjoys 5:1 Victory over GOP Rival in On-Site Contest

October 20, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee proved today that he is “favorite son of conservative voters,” placing first place in a “Values Voter” Straw Poll among attendees of the Family Research Council’s Summit in Washington, D.C.

Huckabee was the No. 1 favorite among the 952 attendees the summit and voted in person, with 51 percent of the vote – defeating rival Mitt Romney who received just 10 percent of the vote.

The results are as follows:

1.) Mike Huckabee - 488 - 51.26%

2.) Mitt Romney – 99 – 10.40%

3.) Fred Thompson – 77 – 8.09%

4.) Tom Tancredo – 65 – 6.83%

“Today’s victory in the on-site contest is yet another indicator that I am the top choice of voters in America who are looking for a truly consistent, conservative candidate with a proven record of results and the vision to lead America forward,” said Huckabee.

Huckabee, who had 11 standing ovations during a rousing speech today before an enthusiastic audience, espoused his “non-negotiable” priorities for America – “freedom, faith and family.” After the speech, he finished just 30 votes behind Mitt Romney in a straw poll which included online polling.

“I said today that I am someone who comes not to the faith community, but from the faith community,” Huckabee said. “These results show that, among voters who place values at the forefront of their choice of presidential candidates, I am understood and recognized as a top tier candidate. That’s very encouraging,” he said.

“In fact, I predict that, when conservative voters put me alongside the other candidates in a head-to-head comparison, they will see the differences between us – and propel my campaign to victory in January in the Iowa Caucuses,” said Huckabee.

The Washington Briefing 2007: Values Voter Summit

FRC straw poll

Mitt Romney 1595 27.62%
Mike Huckabee 1565 27.15%
Ron Paul 865 14.98%
Fred Thompson 564 9.77%
Undecided 329 5.70%
Sam Brownback 297 5.14%
Duncan Hunter 140 2.42%
Tom Tancredo 133 2.30%
Rudy Giuliani 107 1.85%
John McCain 81 1.40%
Not Voting 67 1.16%

Onsite Straw Poll Results

Mike Huckabee 488 51.26%
Mitt Romney 99 10.40%
Fred Thompson 77 8.09%
Tom Tancredo 65 6.83%%
Rudy Giuliani 60 6.30%
Duncan Hunter 54 5.67%
John McCain 30 3.15%
Sam Brownback 26 2.73%
Ron Paul 25 2.63%
Undecided 11 1.16%
Not Voting 7 0.74%

H/T: One Mom

Pre Game Report

Here is this week's pre game reports on my teams. With the change at QB look for an upset from Notre Dame.

NOTRE DAME:

Southern Cal-Notre Dame Preview

The latest edition of the storied rivalry between Southern California and Notre Dame doesn't have the usual excitement given the struggles of the Irish this season.

The fact that the No. 13 Trojans visit South Bend on Saturday having fallen to their lowest ranking in five years has clearly hurt the build-up as well.

USC (5-1) found itself out of the top 10 this week for the first time since Oct. 27, 2002 when it was ranked 11th. The Trojans slipped to No. 10 last week following a stunning 24-23 home loss to Stanford, and dropped three more spots after needing 10 fourth-quarter points to beat lowly Arizona 20-13 last Saturday. [read more]

WISCONSIN:

Big break: NIU comes to town

by Ben Voelkel

Friday, October 19, 2007

After losing consecutive games for the first time in nearly two years, the Wisconsin football team will look to get back to its winning ways in the friendly confines of Camp Randall Stadium Saturday against Northern Illinois.

Wisconsin (4-2, 2-2 Big Ten) lost its nation-best 14-game winning streak two weeks ago on the road against Illinois, and followed that up with a 38-7 shellacking at the hands of Penn State last weekend. [read more]

NORTH CAROLINA:

The Tar Heels have this week off, but here is an article to help pass the time.

Taylor Named To Hendricks Mid-Season Award Watch List

Senior defensive end among nation's best in sacks and tackles for losses.

Oct. 19, 2007

Chicago, IL - The Ted Hendricks Foundation has announced its mid-season watch list for the 2007 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award and North Carolina senior
Hilee Taylor is among the candidates. Taylor is tied for 10th in the nation with 1.0 sacks per game and is tied for 14th in tackles for loss with 1.50 per game. Through seven games, he has 28 tackles, 10.5 tackles for losses, 7.0 sacks and has forced three fumbles. A native of Laurinburg, N.C., Taylor is in his second season as the Tar Heels' full-time starter at defensive end. [read more]

PENN STATE:

Posted on Sat, Oct. 20, 2007

Road a tough place for Nittany Lions

By Jeff McLane
Inquirer Staff Writer


It's not true that when Joe Paterno started coaching at Penn State, the Nittany Lions traveled to road games by way of horse and buggy.

But it is a fact that the trek teams now make is significantly different from the way it was when Paterno arrived at State College 57 years ago.

That doesn't necessarily mean it's easier.

"Well, you've got to get on a bus, get on a plane," Paterno explained earlier this week. "You've got to check in, get screened like everybody else does these days. Our kids don't just get on the plane." [read more]

Welcome To Fighting Irish Thomas

I am happy to announce that the very well written and pro-life blog Fighting Irish Thomas, who formerly supported Senator Brownback, has decided to publicly support Mike Huckabee. This is due to his strong and unwavering support for the unborn and his moral character. Here is a section of his post. After reading it please go over and welcome him to the Huckabee team.

A fiery Baptist minister, "Huck" may not be Catholic, but he is fiercely pro-life and has the charismatic personality Brownback (who would still make a great "veep") often lacked. True, Mike has not (yet) caught up to the contenders in the polls, but his Iowa numbers have steadily risen from 4 to 12 percent, and should get another boost from Brownback's fateful decision. Huckabee is now by far the staunchest right-to-lifer left in the race, and in fact, may be the only Republican who would truly DO something to further the cause. [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity.

James Madison

Rudy Giuliani: "I'm really not" a Republican

News Release: Mike Huckabee Comments on Brownback’s Decision to Withdraw from Presidential Race

October 19, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate
Mike Huckabee issued the following statement today:

“Sen. Sam Brownback is a staunch advocate for America's family's and the core values which make our great Country strong. I share his conservative values and his moral compass, as well as the deep conviction that America’s best days are ahead – and not behind us. I appreciate the many ideas and contributions that Sen. Brownback made to the presidential debate – and I welcome his support in the days and weeks ahead.”

Friday, October 19, 2007

Good News For Governor Huckabee

Gary Bauer, Chairman of the Campaign For Working Families, asked their supporters to email in who they supported for President to help guide CWF in picking a candidate. Well here is the initial results, and you still have time to email in your choice.

5th Place – Rudy Giuliani 4%
4th Place – Undecided 6%
3rd Place – Mitt Romney 12%
2nd Place – Mike Huckabee 27%
1st Place – Fred Thompson 45%

There is a real possibility that Governor Huckabee can pick up some big endorsements this weekend. I would strongly encourage all of you to email in your choice to CWF and to write your local papers. Let's show them the support Governor Huckabee really does have.

Founding Fathers Quote

While the constitution continues to be read, and its principles known, the states, must, by every rational man, be considered as essential component parts of the union; and therefore the idea of sacrificing the former to the latter is totally inadmissible.

Alexander Hamilton

NEWS RELEASE

Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Files Candidacy Papers in New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee has filed the necessary paperwork to have his name on the New Hampshire presidential primary ballot. Huckabee signed papers and paid the $1,000 filing fee Thursday at the Secretary of State’s Office in Concord, NH.

“I’m excited to take this important step on the road to securing the Republican nomination for president,” Huckabee said. “The people of New Hampshire are a big part of the primary process and I am encouraged at the progress we have made in the Granite State.”

Huckabee was accompanied to the Secretary of State's Office by more than 75 supporters, including one of the state's most respected political leaders, Ruth Griffin, who announced her endorsement of the Governor at the filing.

"I have been courted by all the candidates and Mike Huckabee is the only one that presents his vision for the future in a genuine way that lets you know his concerns for the future of our country are the same as my concerns. Mike Huckabee is the only candidate that is talking about the kind of things that are important to life in America like education, health care, energy and conservation," said Griffin.

"It is an incredible honor to have Ruth join my national leadership team and head up my national women's coalition. She is one of the most respected political leaders in New Hampshire and sought after by all the presidential campaigns. I consider myself very fortunate to have her experience, wisdom and counsel as our campaign continues to build momentum," said Huckabee.

Griffin served as an Excecutive Councilor from 1987-2006 and is the first woman to serve in the House, Senate and Executive Council. She was a two-term Republican National Committeewoman and member of two Constitutional Conventions. She served as a Portsmouth Police Commissioner for 10 years. Griffin currently chairs the Portsmouth Housing Authority and is the Regional Director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Huckabee continues to gain momentum in the key early states. In Iowa, a recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows him in a statistical tie with former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and leading national frontrunner Rudy Giuliani by 6 percent. Rasmussen Reports, the nation’s most accurate polling firm during the 2004 presidential election, indicated Romney attracts 25 percent of likely caucus participants, followed by Thompson at 19 percent and Huckabee at 18 percent, "virtually tied for second."

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rudy Giuliani now and then

Brownback Drops Out Of Presidential Race

A source closely associated with the Brownback campaign has confirmed that Brownback will announce Friday he is dropping out of the Presidential race. This should help Huckabee as Brownback supporters look for another candidate to support. We here at the Maritime Sentry welcome any Brownback supporter looking for a conservative candidate who will protect our country's future, security, and sovereignty. Read more about Mike Huckabee's stands here.

WASHINGTON — Republican Sam Brownback will drop out of the 2008 presidential campaign on Friday, people close to the Kansas senator said Thursday.

Brownback, a longshot conservative contender, had trouble raising money to compete in the race. He is expected announce his withdrawal in Topeka, Kan.

He raised a little more than $800,000 in the third quarter of this year, his lowest quarterly amount since entering race. He has brought in more than $4 million overall and is eligible for $2 million in federal matching funds. [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.

Alexander Hamilton

Media Advisory: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to Appear on CNN’s Glenn Beck on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. ET

October 18, 2007
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee will be the guest on CNN’s Glenn Beck Show on Friday, Oct. 19th at 7:00 p.m. ET. The show will be re-broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET and Midnight ET. Huckabee will be featured for the full hour discussing issues such as presidential politics, religion and the economy.

NEWS RELEASE

Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Announces the Endorsement of State Rep. Julie Brown from Strafford County

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee announced today the endorsement of 10-term New Hampshire State Representative Julie Brown. She is the only Republican in the state legislature to hold one of the 37 seats from Strafford County .

“I believe Mike Huckabee has the moral character and vision to lead our country, and he espouses everything I believe in; God, country, and family,” Rep. Julie Brown said. “I am proud to endorse his candidacy for President of the United States .”

Julie Brown joins the growing list of influential endorsements from Strafford County , including Dan Philbrick and Sheriff Wayne Estes.

“I am honored to have Representative Julie Brown’s endorsement. She has been a true Republican leader in Strafford County – and I’m deeply gratified to see the caliber of support that my campaign is attracting. I look forward to working with Julie and the other members of our Strafford County leadership team toward a successful Primary Day in the Granite State ,” said Huckabee.

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Paid for by Huckabee for President, Inc.
www.mikehuckabee.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Giuliani calls Second Amendment an "Overstated Argument"

News Release: Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Names Former U.S. Rep. Bill Cobey as North Carolina State Chair

October 17, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee has named former North Carolina Congressman Bill Cobey as his North Carolina State Chairman.

“I’m proud to have a man with Bill’s background and reputation on our team in North Carolina,” Huckabee said. “I first met Bill in 2000 and came to admire his distinguished public service, not to mention the legacy he leaves behind after serving as Athletic Director the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”

“I’ve been in politics a long time and I know Gov. Huckabee is a true conservative Republican, as I am,” Cobey said. “Republicans in North Carolina share his values and positions on the issues that are important to them.”

Cobey has been active in Republican politics since he was chairman of the College Republicans at Emory University. In 1980, he was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of North Carolina and in 1984, he as elected to represent the fourth district of North Carolina in the United States Congress.

“I’m honored to serve on the Huckabee team because I know he has the executive and leadership experience that any great president should have,” Cobey said. “He is an incredible communicator and someone who is capable of taking on the Democrats and winning the presidency.”

Cobey served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and later Secretary of the Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources under then-Gov. Jim Martin. He was Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party from 1999 to 2003 and in 2004 was a candidate for Republican nomination for Governor of North Carolina.

Cobey is also the former athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His current volunteer activities include serving as a Presidential appointee on the board that governs Dulles and Reagan National airports; chairing the Board of Directors of the Jesse Helms Center; chairing the Board of Trustees of Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill; and chairing the elder board at his church. Bill also chairs the Audit Committee for the NC Republican Party.

Cobey lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Nancy. They have two adult children, two grandsons and a granddaughter.

“Mike Huckabee is a man of great integrity,” Cobey said. “I can look at his record in public service and know he’s capable of giving the country great leadership as president.”

Giuliani: Confiscate Guns

NEWS RELEASE

RASMUSSEN REPORTS POLL: HUCKABEE “VIRTUALLY TIED”
FOR SECOND IN IOWA, CLOSING ON ROMNEY

Former Arkansas Governor Leads National Frontrunner Giuliani, McCain

Little Rock, AR – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has continued his strong push toward the top of the polls in Iowa, moving into a statistical tie with former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and leading national frontrunner Rudy Giuliani by 6 percent, according to a poll released today by the Rasmussen Reports.

Rasmussen Reports, the nation's most accurate polling firm during the 2004 presidential election, indicated Romney attracts 25 percent of likely caucus participants, followed by Thompson at 19 percent and Huckabee at 18 percent, “virtually tied for second.”

“This poll is just the latest in a series that reflect what we have been seeing across Iowa,” Huckabee said. “We are gaining more support and momentum as each day goes by and it’s clear my conservative message is resonating with the people of America.”

Huckabee for President National Campaign Manager Chip Saltsman says these numbers are significant for many reasons, including the fact that Romney has spent far more money than other GOP candidates in Iowa.

“The surge that began with Gov. Huckabee’s stunning second-place finish in the Republican Party of Iowa Straw Poll on Aug. 11 continues as the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses approach,” Saltsman said.

The Rasmussen Reports Poll notes that the Iowa race remains “very fluid.”

“Iowans like Mike Huckabee and respect his stand for traditional values, ethical leadership and real reform,” Saltsman said. “They’re going to turn out for him in force on Jan. 3, 2008.”

According to the Rasmussen Report, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the only other Republican in double digits at 13 percent. Arizona Senator John McCain, once considered by some to be the GOP frontrunner, gets just 6 percent of the vote. Kansas Senator Sam Brownback (3 percent), rounds out the field with Congressmen Tom Tancredo (2 percent), Ron Paul (2 percent), and Duncan Hunter (1 percent). Eleven percent (11 percent) are undecided.

A poll summary notes that Romney and Thompson are essentially even among men, but Thompson attracts only 10 percent of the vote from women. In fact, Romney, Huckabee, and Giuliani all outpoll Thompson for the female vote. Huckabee leads among evangelical Christians while Romney leads among those with other religious beliefs.

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Paid for by Huckabee for President, Inc.
www.mikehuckabee.com

Syria's Ambassador To The UN Confirmed Israel Targeted Nuclear Facility

Check out this story I found on Hot Air.

Syria: Israel targeted nuclear facility

JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST

Oct. 17, 2007

In its first admission by a state official, Syria's ambassador to the UN confirmed that an air raid carried out by Israeli fighter jets deep in Syrian territory on September 6 was, indeed, an attack on a Syrian nuclear facility, Israel Radio reported Wednesday morning.

The Syrian envoy disclosed the nature of the target during a meeting of a UN committee where Israeli envoys were also present.


A senior source in the Foreign Ministry confirmed that the statement was made in New York by the Syrian official. [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

It is not honorable to take mere legal advantage, when it happens to be contrary to justice.

Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Is Giuliani The Original Nifong?

I normally don't comment on videos, but haven't we already seen too many out of control prosecutors. Would you really give one the power of the presidency?

Hand-Made "I Like Mike" Pillows And Kevin Pledges Pounds For Huckabee

MICHIGAN REDNECK:

Michigan Redneck has hand made a couple of "I like Mike" pillows that she is selling on EBay. After paying the fees, the remaining money will be donated to the Huckabee campaign.



KEVIN TRACY:

Kevin Tracy, who has maxed out his donations for Huckabee, has come up with a way to help drive donations to the campaign. He is pledging to lose 50 pounds through the 4th quarter and is asking for donations to be made to the campaign for each pound he loses. He has several donation options so check out his post. He will also update his progress with videos.

Urgent Wisconsin!


Urgent! Help Block Tax Millions to Wisconsin Planned Parenthood

October 12th, 2007

Please forward this message to everyone you know in the state of Wisconsin.


In spite of efforts to block millions of dollars in tax money from being given away to Planned Parenthood, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle introduced a revised version of his proposed state budget that would allocate $15 million to expand the Family Planning Waiver program, so girls as young as age 15 can receive taxpayer-funded birth control without their parent's knowledge or consent. We find it extremely offensive for the government to sponsor such programs intended to undermine the rights of parents.

Expansions such as the one proposed by Governor Doyle could add millions of additional tax dollars to this program annually. While numerous organizations are covered by the Family Planning Waiver, Planned Parenthood is the largest financial beneficiary receiving approximately $6 million each year. If expanded, the Family Planning Waiver will likely generate significant additional revenue for Planned Parenthood, the state's largest abortion provider, and we know that tax money is what is keeping Planned Parenthood afloat.

For the sake of the young girls that Planned Parenthood exploits and the innocent pre-born babies that Planned Parenthood aborts, we must attempt to deny Planned Parenthood the millions of dollars that Gov. Doyle wants to give them.

There is not much time. The Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly could vote on Gov. Doyle's budget as early as Monday, October 15. Please do what you can to contact these people and get this information into the hands of everyone you know in Wisconsin.

Contact Information for Wisconsin's Elected Officials: Legislative Hotline - 1-800-362-9472 To access email addresses and other contact information for state legislators, click here:
http://waml.legis.state.wi.us/
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Here Is An Update On Wisconsin's State Budget

Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch sent out an update on the budget. Please take the time to read it. If this monstrosity gets through, as Doyle has proposed, it will destroy the economy of this state and be a weight around every tax payers neck. Please call your Senators and Assembly members and demand that they stand for Wisconsin and reject Doyle's budget and continue to reject any budget that includes tax increases. If the Governor is serious about governing then he should cut spending, not increase taxes. This is a bi-partisan issue as it effects every tax paying citizen in this great state.

October 15, 2007

Inside Today’s Special Budget E-Update:
Bi-Partisan Rejection of $1 Billion Tax Increase Budget
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Compromising with the Taxpayers

For previous issues of my Speaker’s Update and recent press releases, please visit my website at:
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/assembly/asm94/news/Default.htm

Bi-Partisan Rejection of $1 Billion Tax Increase Budget

At 1:00 p.m. today, the Wisconsin State Assembly convened in Special Session to vote on Governor Doyle’s latest budget proposal. Members had only two options – “yes” or “no.” The question was simple and straightforward: Can the people of Wisconsin afford $1 billion in new taxes?

The result was just about what you’d expect: the Democrat-controlled Senate voted yes, on party lines, and a bipartisan majority of the Assembly Representatives voted no. It’s disappointing that the Senate Democrats chose to rally around their tax-first agenda, but I’m proud to say that the Assembly turned down the notion that higher taxes are the only answer.

Wisconsin is already the eighth highest-taxed state in the nation. Republicans have been consistent throughout the budget process in saying that that rank is simply too high, but that message is being shouted down at every turn by those who think that our biggest problem is that Madison simply doesn’t have enough of your money.

Before Governor Doyle pulled the plug on negotiations last week, my fellow Republicans and I had been working with the governor and Senate Democrats to find areas of consensus and compromise to get the budget done. Now that the Legislature has prevented Governor Doyle’s $1 billion tax hike, we can get back to work on finding middle ground on a budget Wisconsin families can afford.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Together, Governor Doyle and the Senate Democrats have been a formidable negotiating team in the ongoing budget debate, but there are signs that their unity of cause and purpose may be crumbling.

Since September 18, when the state Assembly passed a bi-partisan school aid and local government funding bill to prevent a $600 million property tax increase, we have been ridiculed about the need to pass a whole budget, not one in piecemeal fashion. That is why it was a little odd and surprising that the Senate Democrat leadership pre-empted the Governor’s Special Session call by bringing up and passing a new Transportation Budget without any consultation. The state Assembly did not bring up the new Transportation budget, which included the seven-cent per gallon gas tax, as part of the Special Session. Before we move forward on that separate bill, I’ll wait for the Senate Democrats and Democrat Governor Doyle to get on the same page.

Compromising with the Taxpayers

“The GOP has taken much of the heat for mot making
more concessions to the other side.
It’s time for taxpayers to turn up the heat on Democrats.
Let’s hear it, Mr. Governor and friends:
Why won’t Democrats compromise with taxpayers?”

I could not have said it better myself. This was the closing paragraph from the lead editorial in the Sunday, October 14 edition of the
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Throughout the conference committee negotiations over the state’s next two-year budget, my fellow Republican conferees and I have repeatedly stated the need for a new budget taxpayers can afford. To date, that message has fallen on deaf ears among our Democrat counterparts and Governor Doyle.

Thankfully, the Fox Valley’s largest daily newspaper has come forward with a thoughtful editorial extolling the virtues of our message. It’s time for the Democrats to join with us in enacting a new budget taxpayers can afford.

If you would like to be removed from the Speaker’s E-Update distribution list, please
click here and you will be taken off. Thank you.

Photo © taken by and copyright by Jeff Dean

Monday, October 15, 2007

The REAL Rudy: Command Center

Catholic League News Release

MILWAUKEE RABBIS AND IMAMS GET MILLER PHOTOS;
BOYCOTT IS IN FULL SWING


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

“Last week we sent some photos of the Miller-sponsored Folsom Street Fair to all the pastors of the 166 Protestant churches in Milwaukee. Today we are blanketing all the synagogues and mosques in Milwaukee; we are asking rabbis and imams for their assistance in protesting Miller’s anti-religion agenda. Next week we will target another segment of the Milwaukee community.

“Our anti-Miller PR campaign and boycott of Miller beer will continue on a weekly basis until such time that the Miller Brewing Company issues a statement reassuring Americans that it will never again promote an anti-religious event. There are signs that our boycott is working.

“Mike Setto owns Orion Keg & Wine Party Store in Lake Orion, Michigan, and he has told his distributors not to deliver any more cases of Miller beer to his store. A practicing Catholic, Setto is also encouraging other store owners not to stock Miller. Significantly, he has done several TV, radio and newspaper interviews about this issue.

“I am also delighted to report that my own pastor has placed flyers at the back of his church urging parishioners not to buy Miller beer. We have also been contacted by many other priests across the nation saying they have informed their congregants not to purchase Miller beer. Additionally, we have received the support of several advocacy organizations in our campaign against Miller.

“In other words, the boycott is in full swing. Our game plan includes ways that will expand the boycott. So stay tuned.”

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)
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Founding Fathers Quote

We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.

John Adams

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Media Advisory: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to be Guest Co-Host on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, October 15, 2007

October 12, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Presidential Candidate and Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be a special guest co-host on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, October 15, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET. Gov. Huckabee will join in discussions on issues including the economy, healthcare and taxes.

NASA Chief Concedes The Moon To Red China

Here is a quote from NASA Administrator Michael Griffin at a lecture marking the space agency's 50th anniversary, "I personally believe that China will be back on the moon before we are," and if that is not infuriating enough here is more of what he had to say, "I think when that happens, Americans will not like it. But they will just have to not like it."

This is exactly the problem with NASA, they have turned into an agency that loves to point out what we cannot do instead of what we can. I love to watch the NASA Channel and when they have their briefings I hear, quite often, "we can't do this" or "this isn't possible". It is like they have lost the ability to dream and imagine. Are you really telling me that America is incapable of beating China to the moon? Of course we know that we are more than capable, we just lack the desire and leadership to get it done.

What inspires humanity is to explore, to venture out into the unknown of God's creation and to learn. To do that NASA and our government must get serious about manned space exploration. Rovers and probes are cool and a valuable tool, but they can never replace humans stepping on new terrain for the first time or human eyes viewing the first sunset on Mars. I say if NASA is unwilling to get the job done then clean house because they hurt the space program by wasting money and by doing the one thing I thought would never be possible, making space boring.

This does not let the President off the hook. Since Reagan none of our Presidents have pushed for a bold new adventure in space. Bush talks a good game, but once he started talking about 20 years down the road I knew he was not serious. When is a President going to stand up and say in 8 or 10 years this is where we will be? Later on I will touch on the military implications of allowing China to take the lead in space.

Here is a cool video called the Moon Return Video:


h/t, Mike Huckabee '08