Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Size Discrimination Against Shaquille O'Neal

During Friday's game against Houston, the commentators spoke about Shaquille O'Neal and why fouls against him are not called. They point blank admitted that any weaker player would have many personal fouls called for them that are not called for Shaq. Since Shaq is suffering from the effects of years of players pulling on his shoulders and neck at the net I personally believe that this discrimination is almost criminal. He will suffer from the damage to his body for the rest of his life and this degree of bias against him is destroying the quality of the life he will be able to live.

Tell my why it is alright for a player to commit a personal foul against Shaq and not a weaker player just because Shaq is bigger and stronger? Tell me what insanity has deemed that it is OK for Shaq to suffer from the effects of arthritis from the abuse to his body? What authority has claimed that Shaq can live with the pain? I think that those who have not protected Shaq they way they would have a weaker player should answer for their lack of action. It is not OK to allow a personal foul go uncalled for anyone , for any reason; otherwise personal fouls should be eliminated all together.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Can You Say "I Told You So" - Grossman Is Back

I just want to point out that I posted my break down of the Bears' issues and why Grossman was not the Bears' problem, while everyone else stuck up for the coaching and jumped on the "blame Grossman" train. While everyone else claimed Griese as the Bears' savior I called him out for the washed up QB that had been released by several other teams he is.

As soon as Griese was "injured" they all turned back to Grossman and now everyone is saying how well Grossman did despite our loss. Even Lovie Smith was pleased enough with Grossman's performance. I also noticed that all of a sudden Coach Smith has no comment on the situation, but when he pulled Grossman for Griese he had plenty to say.

“It is week to week,” Smith said. “I won’t make any statements about that right now, but I was definitely pleased with how Rex played. I thought it gave us a chance to win. That fumble that they were able to get, stripping the ball, was big on their part. But Rex did a good job today.” [read more]

I just want to say "I told you so". I did not abandon Grossman in his darkest hour and I called out the coaching issues. Now that others are seeing the light the truth is coming out; Grossman is an asset, the coaching is faulty, and the defense is not as strong as was claimed.

Whether or not Coach Smith decides to keep Grossman in will not hide the fact that when a team losses there is never one person to blame. The whole team has failed and the coaching is to blame. It is the coaches' jobs to coach.

If a player is not making the cut then bench them, if a group within the team is not performing properly it is the coaches responsibility to improve their performance. Your QB cannot do his job if the offense does not do it's job, and you do not bench your best QB because the rest of your team is faltering.

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Wisconsin: Public Hearing on Vital Emergency Powers Legislation!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your Attendance Is Needed!

On Tuesday, November 27, the State Assembly Committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness will hold a public hearing on Assembly Bill 581, sponsored by Assemblyman Scott Gunderson (R-83). AB 581 would prevent the state of Wisconsin from restricting the possession, transfer, sale, transport, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during a declared state of emergency.

AB 581 will prevent government authorities from confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens, such as occurred in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Please make plans to attend this important public hearing. If you are unable to attend, please contact the members of the State Assembly Committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness and respectively urge them to support AB 581.

Hearing Information:
Tuesday, November 27
10:00 a.m.
400 Northeast
State Capitol

Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness

Assemblywoman Joan Ballweg, Chair (R-41)
(608) 266-8077
Rep.Ballweg@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblywoman Samantha Kerkman, Vice-Chair (R-66)
(608) 266-2530
Rep.Kerkman@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblyman Charles Benedict (D-45)
(608) 266-9967
Rep.Benedict@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblyman J. A. Hines (R-42)
(608) 266-7746
Rep.Hines@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblyman Terry Musser (R-92)
(608) 266-7461
Rep.Musser@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblyman Kevin Petersen (R-40)
(608) 266-3794
Rep.Petersen@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblyman Marlin Schneider
(608) 266-0215
Rep.Schneider@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblywoman Christine Sinicki
(608) 266-8588
Rep.Sinicki@legis.wisconsin.gov

Assemblyman Robert Ziegelbauer
(608) 266-0315
Rep.Ziegelbauer@legis.wisconsin.gov


To find further contact information or help identifying your legislators go to "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.

Chalk One Up For Wisconsin In Stem Cell Research

I recently found out that my home state of Wisconsin is one of the leaders in embryonic stem cell research. A stab in the heart and a black dot for our state. However, I found an article that gave me hope. We also have been researching alternatives and have found a way to reprogram adult stem cells to revert to their embryonic form.

This means that your own cells can be used to grow transplants for yourself that are unlikely to be rejected by your immune system. This break through is thanks to scientists from Japan and Wisconsin. This shows that if scientists choose to find cures that do not involve the destruction of life it can be done. Nice going guys!

Ireland Takes A Stand Against African Abortion Plan

The Catholic nation of Ireland has made a stand in the European Union against support for the pro-abortion plan devised for implementation in Africa, which several countries have already signed. I also wanted to point out that this plan would violate previous European Union policy against officially endorsing abortion in other nations.

This news makes my heart burst with pride to be of Irish descent myself. We need more nations to follow in their footsteps.

Ireland Forces European Union to Back Down on Pro-Abortion Africa Plan

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 21, 2007


Brussles, Belgium (LifeNews.com) --Delegates to the European Union from Ireland have been successful in forcing it to moderate its support for an African plan that promotes abortion continent-wide. The African Union approved the pro-abortion Maputo Plan of Action, a non-binding resolution, in January and pro-life advocates have opposed it ever since.

Several African nations signed up to support the Maputo plan, which is seen as a move towards population control that could promote abortions and even forced abortions or sterilizations like those seen in China......

Also...

Debunking the myth, Smith noted "it is false to claim that abortion will be safe if it is legal." "Abortion is never safe for the child and can harm the woman physically, emotionally and psychologically whether legal or illegal," he explained.

Smith said that "complications from childbirth can be treated and women's lives saved if they have access to safe and sanitary birth delivery centers, delivery kits, trained birth attendants, antibiotics, clean blood transfusions and prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula."

The congressman added that an organized pro-life movement is needed in African nations like Nigeria because of the ratification of the Maputo plan. [read more]

Monday, November 19, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them.

Thomas Jefferson

John Edwards on the Right to Bear Arms

Pope Calls For Bishops To Promote Family

Pope Benedict has called for bishops to promote the family to counter International pressures to promote abortion. His direction as to the sanctity of life was absolute. I have found this to be a hard subject to touch since recently giving birth to our beautiful baby girl, but every time I look into her helpless little face I realize just how horrible and evil abortion really is. Anyone who can look into the face of an innocent newborn and can still say that from the moment of conception through birth they were a "fetus" and not "human" is nothing more than an animal themselves. Uncivilized, unholy animals. Fortunately for them our society puts more value on the life of an animal than on an unborn child.

Many of those who champion abortion, I'm sorry the murder of unborn babies, is only a luck of the draw themselves. They were lucky enough to have been placed in the womb of a mother who chose to give birth rather than murder them. They will never see it that way though, that they themselves could have been a victim of the very RIGHT they so viciously fight for.

Now they want to use the results of this horrific crime to fight for amnesty. They say that we NEED the illegals because we do not have enough workers. That is because their agenda has murdered generations of soldiers, priests, doctors, scientists, politicians and maybe even presidents through abortion. We desperately need to elect a president who understands the devastation this evil has done to our nation, our children, and our future. That is why we need to elect Mike Huckabee who will protect the sovereignty of every life, born and unborn.

Pope Benedict had told the Kenyan bishops-- who were making their ad limina visits-- that they should make the preservation of marriage and family life a top priority of their pastoral work. He observed that many of Africa's ills-- "such as promiscuity, polygamy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, can be directly related to disordered notions of marriage and family life."

In that context the Pope remarked that international pressure is undermining marriage, as well as respect for the sanctity of human life. Speaking specifically about abortion, the Pope said:

This direct destruction of an innocent human life can never be justified, however difficult the circumstances that may lead some to consider taking such a grave step. When you preach the Gospel of Life, remind your people that the right to life of every innocent human being, born or unborn, is absolute and applies equally to all people with no exception whatsoever. [read more]

Catholic League News Release

PUNDIT FOR FOX 2 ST. LOUIS GOES BERSERK

On November 15, Fox 2 pundit J.C. Corcoran slammed St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke and subsequently contacted the police when someone complained about his screed. We called Fox 2 news director Kingsley Smith for his position and learned that he stood by Corcoran.

Corcoran opened his remarks by saying he was not a practicing Catholic, admitting that “many years ago I gave up on religion basically because I thought it was silly.” Here is an excerpt of his remarks about Archbishop Burke and the Catholic Church today.

“Burke is old school, but I’m not convinced old school works right now. Too many things have changed. What I see, again from the outside, is the Catholic Church pretty much at the end of its public relations rope. The sex scandals continue to mount, the flock is thinning, and young men and women aren’t exactly knocking down the doors of seminaries and convents trying to get in. And locally, instead of a respected spiritual leader in the community, you have a guy who’s been stomping around, alienating, threatening, intimidating, excommunicating and carrying on since the day he got off the plane from Wisconsin.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“They have some serious problems at Fox 2 in St. Louis. They have a commentator whose insulting remarks are matched only by his ignorance of his former religion, and they have a news director who is equally irresponsible. Calling the cops about a Catholic woman who merely registered a complaint suggests that thuggery is another quality of the Fox affiliate. Perhaps they’ll call a SWAT team about my statement.

“We are blanketing the media outlets in St. Louis—print and electronic—letting them know about their colleagues at KTVI. To say that Corcoran and Smith are unprofessional is an understatement—they are disgrace to journalism and should be disciplined for their unethical behavior.”

Contact ktvinews@foxtv.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=1358

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: American Legion: Pass Iraq Funding Without Politics

Washington, DC (November 15, 2007) - The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization called on Congress to pass another Iraq Funding bill without the political provisions passed by the House yesterday.

The House of Representatives passed a $50 billion Iraq war funding bill that would require the president to start bringing home troops within 30 days and bar certain interrogation techniques.

“The White House has already said it would veto the bill, so Congress needs to get on with the business of funding our troops without playing political ‘Gotcha,’” said National Commander Marty Conatser. “I have been to Iraq, visited the troops and met with Gen. Petraeus. They are doing an outstanding job and making great progress in rooting out terrorism. Congress authorized the mission, now it needs to continue to fund it.”

Conatser pointed out that The American Legion unanimously re-affirmed Resolution 169 at its last national convention. “Resolution 169 reminds people that supporting the troops means supporting their mission. You don’t support the troops by denying the funds they need to do their job. Like the resolution states, ‘the global war on terrorism is a just war, aimed at protecting the very foundations of freedom-loving people everywhere.’”

“Unfortunately, this war is still very much in progress. If certain people in the legislative branch are bound and determined to lose it, I’m sure they’ll be able to, but it won’t be lost by us,” Army Sergeant 1st Class Jack Robison recently told The American Legion from Anbar Province. “While they point fingers and manipulate public opinion in our name, we are doing what we came here to do: fight and win.”

The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and patriotic youth programs. The Legion’s 2.7 million wartime veterans work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation.

Marty Conatser of Champaign, Ill., is national commander of the 2.7 million-member American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization. A high definition photo is available at www.legion.org.

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Media Contacts: Ramona Joyce, 202-445-1161 or Joe March, (317) 630-1253; Cell (317) 748-1926.

News Release: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee Announces Faith Endorsements from Zig Ziglar and Jerry Jenkins

November 19, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee announced today that Zig Ziglar and Jerry Jenkins have joined the growing list of endorsements from members of the faith community.

“These two men are giants in their field and I’m proud to have their support,” Huckabee said. “Zig has taught me a great deal about effective leadership and Jerry’s writings have truly inspired me and deepened my faith.”

Zig Ziglar is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker/ teacher who has written 26 books. He is founder of Ziglar, Inc, which is built upon the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences – hard work, common sense, fairness, commitment and integrity. Ziglar is an active member of Prestonwood Church in Dallas, Tex.

“I’m excited to be supporting Mike Huckabee for president of the United States. I’ve observed him throughout his political career and believe he is the best representative of the conservative movement on the American political scene,” Ziglar said. “I will be encouraging all voters to look closely and seriously at Mike Huckabee, the man I believe will best represent the values and beliefs of conservative Americans.”

Jerry Jenkins is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 170 books. He owns the film making company, Jenkins Entertainment, and the Christian Writers Guild. He is former vice president of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago and now serves on its board of trustees. In 2003 he was named for the second straight year as the forty-second most powerful person in entertainment by Entertainment Weekly.

“This is the first time I have ever publicly endorsed a candidate, that's how strongly I feel about Mike Huckabee,” Jenkins said. “I resonate with his values and personal character and believe he is the kind of man who can guide the country through difficult times.”

Sunday, November 18, 2007

100,000 Hits

This afternoon we went over the 100,000 hits mark. Thank you to all of our readers. We look forward to many more posts and enjoy reading your comments. It is truly a blessing that after starting our blog April 1, 2007, we have already reached over 100,000 hits. We hope to continue to add to our achievement and again thank you.

Governor Huckabee's New Chuck Norris Ad

Thanks to Domers for Huckabee for giving me a heads up on this. This is a great ad that helps show why Governor Huckabee will bring people together and not be a divider. Instead of coming out with a negative ad the Governor came out with this light hearted, entertaining ad. I think it was a nice change of pace.

Founding Fathers Quote

There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.

George Washington

Remixed Green Bay Packers 8 -1

I came across this amazing Green Bay Packers video tonight. If you want a good laugh check it out.

Domers For Huckabee

There is a great blog I think everyone should check out. My friends at Fighting Irish Thomas have created the blog Domers For Huckabee. This is a great resource. Their top post currently is an absolutely hilarious Huckabee video. There is also a great take on the American Bishop's voters recommendation.

News Release: Mike Huckabee Receives “Star” Endorsement from Ms. Star Parker

November 16, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee adds Ms. Star Parker to the growing list of endorsements by members of the faith community. Ms. Parker is founder and president of CURE*, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education, a national conservative think tank focused on breaking the cycle of poverty.

“I’ve known Ms. Parker for more than ten years and I have come to admire her character and determination,” Huckabee said. “I’m proud to have her support because we share many of the same views on faith and family.”

“America is at a crossroads and this country needs a president with the moral clarity to understand what is wrong at its core,” Parker said. “Mike Huckabee has the passion and vision to get America back on track toward a civil, just, and virtuous society.”

Parker is a leading social policy consultant and media commentator, the author of three books and a weekly nationally syndicated newspaper column. She is widely recognized for her successful transition from being single welfare mother to an entrepreneur, civic leader and social activist.