Saturday, November 17, 2007
ON NOV. 18. 2007
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee will be a guest on Fox News Sunday for an exclusive interview with Chris Wallace on Sunday, November 18, 2007.
Gov. Huckabee will discuss presidential politics and his growing momentum in the polls. The interview will also feature a “sneak preview” of a new campaign ad to be aired in Iowa next week.
The show airs live at 9 a.m. ET in the Washington, D.C. market. (Check local listing for details and rebroadcast information.)
NO MORE VENTURES WITH PULLMAN SOUGHT
Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to Scholastic Corporation CEO Richard Robinson; copies of the letter were also sent to all the bishops and school superintendents in the Catholic community. Here is the body of Donohue’s letter to Robinson:
As someone who spent 20 years in education, I am aware of Scholastic’s stellar reputation. This is all the more reason why I am profoundly disturbed by Scholastic’s role in co-producing “The Golden Compass.” It is not the movie, per se, that is the problem, it is the book—and the other volumes that comprise His Dark Materials—that is the issue.
The author of these books, Philip Pullman, does not disguise his hatred of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church. Why, then, would Scholastic be associated with such bigotry? As pointed out in our booklet on “The Golden Compass,” producing such a movie would seem to violate Scholastic’s own Credo, one part of which says, “To help build a society free of prejudice and hate, and dedicated to the highest quality of life in community and nation.” Moreover, Scholastic professes a belief in “High moral and spiritual values,” something which surely sounds odd given the Pullman connection.
Christians need to be convinced that Scholastic will never again work with militant atheists who have an animus against their religion. Catholics, in particular, want to be certain that purchasing Scholastic materials does not indirectly fund campaigns against them. To this end, we look for Scholastic to pledge that in the event a movie version of Pullman’s other two books, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, is launched, it will have nothing to do with them. This would reassure Christians that the “Golden Compass” venture was an anomaly.
Contact Kyle Good, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
News Release: Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Names former U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Michels Chairman of Wisconsin Leadership Committee
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee has named former U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Michels as his Wisconsin State Chairman.
“I am proud to announce the addition of Tim Michels as Chairman of my Wisconsin Leadership Committee,” Huckabee said. “He is a highly motivated manager, distinguished military veteran, and a strong supporter of common sense, conservative values.”
Tim Michels is Co-owner of Michels Corporation, a diversified heavy construction company employing nearly 3000 people located in Brownsville, Wisconsin. The company specializes in building energy, communications, and transportation infrastructure throughout North America. In addition, Michels has 12 years active duty service as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army where he earned the rank of Major. He is also a former Commander of the Army’s elite Honor Guard.
“I am honored to be on the Huckabee team and serve as his Wisconsin Campaign Chairman. Governor Huckabee is a family man and proven executive who has demonstrated the leadership that America needs during these challenging times,” Michels said. “For more than a decade he provided consistent leadership for the State of Arkansas which resulted in fiscal responsibility and kept honor intact in the office of the Governor.”
Michels was the 2004 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate and received 1.3 million votes, more than any other Republican in the history of the state of Wisconsin.
“These are not times for the United States to have a president who has no executive experience or who has changed their positions on issues. Governor Huckabee’s conservative credentials are solid and consistent,” Michels said. “These are traits that hard-working Wisconsin people are looking for in their next president.”
by Conor Humphries
Mon Nov 12, 6:50 PM ET
The leaders of veteran allies Russia and India agreed Monday to launch a joint unmanned mission to the moon during Kremlin talks on boosting military and trade ties.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the plan after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during which the two discussed projects for a more than twofold increase in trade by the end of the decade.
"The symbol of our cooperation is the joint agreement to send an unpiloted space ship to the moon for scientific investigation," Singh said in comments broadcast on Russian state television after the meeting. [read more]
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee issued the following comment today in response to a new CBS/ New York Times poll showing him in second place and gaining ground among likely Republican voters in Iowa.
The poll, released earlier today, shows Gov. Huckabee gaining ground with 21 percent, beating all other GOP candidates in the field, with the exception of Mitt Romney.
“There’s definitely growing momentum in Iowa and across the country as people are paying attention to my message. We’re also seeing first hand why it’s crucial for the Iowa caucuses to be first – Iowa Republicans are looking beyond my campaign budget and are relating to my values and where I stand on important issues,” said Huckabee.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
On defense Hawk had 7 tackles and the whole defense was outstanding including Woodson's interception. This was a great way to start off the second half of the season and puts the Pack at 8-1 and two games ahead in the NFC North.
Favre passes milestone; Green Bay's defense keeps Peterson in check
By CHRIS JENKINS
AP Sports Writer
Posted: Nov. 11, 2007
Green Bay - His teammates thought he might be faking it to draw a penalty. His coach was more concerned and started calling for backup.
Brett Favre was feeling woozy after taking an elbow to the head in the third quarter. That didn't stop him from driving the Packers to yet another touchdown in a 34-0 rout of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
"I don't want to say it was a concussion, I'm not a doctor," Favre said. "But I was a little woozy when I stood up. I was well aware of what was going on, but I was a little light on the foot." [read more]
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee today announced additional endorsements from influential faith leaders across the country, augmenting a strong show of support he received Friday from Southern Baptist Convention leaders.
The new major endorsements include:
· Stephen Strang, Founder of Charisma Magazine – Lake Mary, Fla.
· Rick Scarborough, President and founder of Vision America – Pearland, Tex.
· Jerry Cox, President of Arkansas Family Council – Little Rock, Ark.
· Janet Folger, President of Faith2Action – Dania Beach, Fla.
· Jim Pfaff, President and CEO of Colorado Family Action – Castle Rock, Col.
· Mathew Staver, Founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel – Lynchburg , Va.
· Kelly Shackelford, President of Free Market Foundation – Plano, Tex.
· Phil Burress, President of Citizens for Community Values – Ohio
"To have the support of these leaders of faith means so much to me," Huckabee said. "I have the greatest level of respect for each person – and I know they will be vital in helping me spread my conservative message of hope and my vision for a stronger America ."
Stephen Strang, who was recognized by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "Top 25 Evangelicals in America," said: "Mike Huckabee is an outstanding communicator who has a proven track record of success as governor of Arkansas . He is a true conservative who holds values common to most Americans. Governor Huckabee is a strong, Bible-believing candidate who articulates our values as well as any politician in my lifetime."
Rick Scarborough, who heads Vision America, a national coalition of Pastors whose mission is to call Christians to be proactive in restoring America to her Judeo-Christian heritage, said: "In Mike Huckabee, we have a man who has successfully bridged the chasm that divides people of both parties who share common values and faith. At this time in American history, we desperately need someone to lead us who can step over the partisan divide and unite people if we are going to solve the massive problems facing our nation."
Jerry Cox, who is also the past director of Unborn Child Amendment Committee, said: "Long before his involvement in politics, he was a defender of the unborn, a promoter of character in our schools, and stalwart champion for traditional values. His compassion for people, his command of the issues, his faith in God, and his genuine desire to work with people on both sides of the aisle are a rare find in the politics of today."
Janet Folger, who also served as national director of the Center for Reclaiming America, said: "We have one more chance to get our country and our courts back, and only one candidate we can count on to do it: Governor Mike Huckabee. He provides solution to the issues we care most about."
Jim Pfaff, who is president and CEO of the Colorado Family Action and has been active in pro-life/pro-family politics for more than 20 years, said: "It is critical, at this time in the history of our country, that our elected representatives truly understand the significant role that families play in our culture today and in the future. Mike Huckabee has been a reliable champion for the values of faith, family and the protection of the unborn over many years of public service."
Mathew Staver is Dean of Liberty University School of Law and founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a nationally prominent legal, educational and policy organization specializing in religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. He said: "We need a leader who understands and is prepared to confront radical Islamic terrorism, who will protect America and her boarders, who does not merely lip sync moral and religious values but who really believes and practices them, and who has the experience and personality to govern a divided Congress. Mike Huckabee is that man."
Kelly Shackelford, who serves as Chief Counsel of Liberty Legal Institute and president of Free Market Foundation, said: "The reason you are starting to see everyone coalesce around Mike is that he doesn't just talk about conservative issues, he breathes them and has a passion for them. He speaks the truth with an honesty and grace that no other candidate can match in either party."
Phil Burress, the president of Citizens for Community Values who won this year's Focus on the Family Grassroots Action Award, said: "I have met and interviewed most of the Republican Presidential candidates. After several months of research, I am pleased to announce that Governor Mike Huckabee is the most qualified candidate to hold the office of President of the United States ," Burress said.
"I am humbled by the faith and confidence that these strong advocates of faith and freedom have placed in me to lead our great nation forward. I look forward to working with them as we move forward together in the weeks and months ahead," said Huckabee.
These endorsements are those of the individuals and not the organizations they represent.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former AR First Lady Janet Huckabee, wife of former Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (AR) will campaign in Arizona Monday and make the following appearances:
11:30 a.m. MT – Phoenix, AZ – Speaks at the Arizona Fair Tax Special Update and Call to Action, Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 West Dunlap Ave. (This event is open to the press.)
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee issued the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day:
“Today we honor American military men and women who have served, or are currently serving, our country so we may enjoy the blessings of freedom and democracy. We owe a debt of gratitude to these brave individuals, as well as to those who have paid the ultimate price, so that we may be free to reach our fullest potential. Their sacrifices for our grateful nation must never be forgotten. It is our duty to ensure that their faithful service is truly recognized by upholding our promises to provide the opportunities and support they need.
“Janet and I pray for our troops as well as their families, who keep the home fires burning while their loved ones are away. May God bless our veterans and their families, and may God continue to bless America.”
I can't think of a better way for me to honor my veteran and all of those with and before him than by sharing what I am learning. Veterans Day was intended to thank veterans for their service and contributions to US national security, and to show that all those who served, not only those who have died, have sacrificed and done their duty for us all. Please don't forget to honor Veterans on this day. Especially today they need to know they have our support.
There is no one way or proper way to do this, we all have individual experiences and should look into our hearts to know the way we can best honor them. I am speaking of a heartfelt thank you. Most of us have never served or sacrificed to protect our nation's sovereignty and will never know what it takes to fight the evil of this world while some back home judge and spit on our service; those who would never lift a finger to defend their country. This is why it is so important to let our veterans know what they do matters.
A HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY:
1918 - World War I, ended with the implementation of an armistice between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918.
1919 - November 11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
1920 - On the second anniversary of the armistice, France and the United Kingdom hold ceremonies honoring their unknown dead from the war. In America President Wilson named the Sunday nearest Armistice Day Sunday to hold services in the interest of international peace.
1921 - Congress passed legislation establishing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony and Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war.
1926 - Congress adopts a resolution directing the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the observance of Armistice Day.
1938 - Congress passes legislation on May 13 making November 11 a legal Federal holiday, Armistice Day.
1941- 1945 and 1950- 1953 - World War II and the Korean War create millions of additional war veterans in addition to those of the First World War already honored by Armistice Day.
1954 - June 1, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day.
1968 - Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veteran’s Day.
1971-1975 - The Federal observance of Veterans Day is held on the fourth Monday of October.
1975 - Legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran’s Day to November 11, based on popular support throughout the nation.
1978 - Veteran’s Day observance reverts to November 11.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Whereas it has long been our customs to commemorate November 11, the anniversary of the ending of World War I, by paying tribute to the heroes of that tragic struggle and by rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace; and Whereas in the intervening years, the United States has been involved in two other great military conflicts, which have added millions of veterans living and dead to the honor rolls of this Nation; and
Whereas the Congress passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926 (44 Stat. 1982), calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies, and later provided in an act approved May 13, 1938 (52 Stat. 351) , that the eleventh of November should be a legal holiday and should be known as Armistice Day; and
Whereas, in order to expand the significance of that commemoration and in order that a grateful Nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation, the Congress, by an act approved June 1, 1954 (68 Stat. 168), changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America , do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 , as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day.
In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.
Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Photo of the grave of unknown US soldier from the North Africa American Cemetery: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/faq/vetsday/vetshist.htm
I look forward to see what Grant is able to do today since the Vikings do have a good defense. After hearing the garbage about AJ Hawk being average I hope he comes out and has an undeniably great game.
Pass Rush Has Paid Dividends Vs. Minnesota
by Mike Spofford, Packers.com
If, as expected, Brooks Bollinger starts at quarterback for Minnesota on Sunday at Lambeau Field, he will become the fourth different starter at that position for the Vikings in their last four games against the Packers.
But if there's been one constant in Green Bay's previous three victories in the series, it's that the Packers have gotten steady pressure on the quarterback, no matter who it's been. [read more]
Let's also remember our POW's and MIA's. Let's keep them and their families in prayer. We must also ensure that Congress properly funds the search for these missing heroes. God Bless America.