Friday, August 15, 2008

McCain's Maybe Ad

McCain's Taxman Ad

Founding Fathers Quote

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.

Thomas Paine

Where Is Congressman Tom Petri?

I just read that 52 Republicans in the House have not signed a letter opposing an extension of the offshore drilling ban. What a surprise that Rep. Petri is one of the 52. Petri represents the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin and it took all of one minute on his website to discover that his 2008 questionnaire results show the majority support allowing increased drilling offshore and/or in protected wilderness areas (40%); a full 8% ahead of the second response of supporting renewable energy measures such as solar, ethanol and/or wind in your community (32%). Both of these sound like good ideas to me. No one is telling Congress it has to be either/or. Let's face it, oil is what fuels our economy and we need more of it now, not later. So why then has Rep. Petri failed to support expanded drilling. Perhaps he has just lost touch with his district and needs a respectful phone call to his office.

Washington, DC Office
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Washington, DC, 20515
Tel: 202-225-2476
Fax: 202-225-2356

Fond du Lac
490 West Rolling Meadows Drive
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Fond du Lac, WI, 54937
Tel: 920-922-1180
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Toll-free in Wisconsin: 800-242-4883

Oshkosh
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One Mom Interviews Senate Candidate Jack Hoogendyk...

And in my opinion she did a great job on question selection; covering the major topics. I know we have several regulars who live in Michigan and I highly recommend, not only this post, but One Mom's blog. She will be giving regular updates on the Senate campaign. This is not only important for Michigan, but all conservatives who would like to see another conservative elected to the US Senate.

Q: Why do you want to be a US Senator?

I want to have an opportunity to serve the public. Our government is too big and doing too many things for people that they should be doing for themselves. My main goal is reduce the size of our government and its intrusion into our lives.

Q: What do you think of the record profits posted by oil companies in the 2nd quarter while Americans are losing their homes and having trouble feeding their families because of exorbitant gas prices?

I have no problem with the oil companies profit margins (they are lower than telecommunications companies/pharmaceutical companies). Oil companies have about a 9% profit margin. They pay dividends, they hire more employees, they give raises and bonuses, they spend billions in exploration. A tax on profits will lead them to off-shore their money and then pay no taxes (look at the Carter years). You can’t regulate how much profit someone makes.

Read the entire interview here.

Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst

Permalink: http://freedomfolks.com/blog/?p=3737

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Founding Fathers Quote

Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.

John Adams

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Bucks Make Some Moves

Tonight it was announced the Milwaukee Bucks has made a trade that includes Damon Jones; a player that I have liked since his Miami Heat days. After a solid draft this year, I think this trade will go a long ways toward getting us into the playoffs. Click here for the press release.

Catholic League News Release

BOB CASEY, JR. TO SPEAK AT CONVENTION;
MEDIA MISLABEL HIM PRO-LIFE


Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, Jr. will speak at the Democratic National Convention on August 26. His father, Bob Casey, was barred from speaking at the 1992 Democratic National Convention because he was pro-life.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“If a Democrat voted with the National Rifle Association two out of every three times, no one in his right mind would call that person an advocate of gun control. Yet Bob Casey, Jr., who has a NARAL voting record of 65 percent (click
here)—meaning that he votes with the radical pro-abortion group two out of every three times—is somehow considered pro-life. Casey can mouth the virtues of pro-life all he wants, but at the end of the day what matters is his voting record.

“Casey’s father, contrary to the latest spin, was not denied the right to speak at the 1992 convention because he didn’t endorse Bill Clinton. As Bob Casey said at the time, California Treasurer Kathleen Brown (sister of Jerry Brown), was allowed to speak even though she endorsed her brother over Clinton. The difference was that Brown was pro-abortion.

“The Democrats—with the help of their friends in the media—will now use the Pennsylvania pro-abortion senator to sell the message that they have gotten beyond their anti-Catholic reputation. That reputation, which was played out in 1992 by delegates who wore anti-papal buttons at the convention, still sticks. If they are serious about reaching out to Catholics and jettisoning their anti-Catholic baggage once and for all, they can allow a prominent Catholic to speak in Denver who is truly pro-life. That should be an easy choice to make given the small pool of eligible candidates.”


Susan A. Fani
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=1473
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Founding Fathers Quote

Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.

Thomas Jefferson

Catholic League News Release

RELIGION HAUNTS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the role that atheists are seeking at the Democratic National Convention:

“The Democrats are in a jam. Long the party of choice for atheists, they have profoundly alienated people of faith from joining their ranks, so much so that they have lost the last two elections because of these so-called values voters. But now that they are reaching out to the faithful, however clumsily, they have angered the atheists.

“No one is in a jam more than Leah Daughtry, the religious point-person for the Democrats and CEO of the Convention. She has been boasting a lot lately about her effort to have the first Democratic convention start with a religious service, but not only is her boast unwarranted, it has drawn fire from atheists.

“To begin with, the Democratic Convention is not starting with a religious service: it is being held on August 24, the day before the convention begins. It is still not clear whether clergy will be allowed to wear religious garb, but the venue has been decided. According to the
New York Times, ‘the service [will] be held in a theater, in neutral, secular space, so as not to offend anyone.’ Among those who are already offended by the watered-down event is the Secular Coalition of America.

“The Coalition says the meeting ‘excludes nontheistic Democrats’ and is ‘divisive rather than unifying.’ Accordingly, they have asked Daughtry for an invitation to be there, adding, naturally, that ‘this whole situation could be avoided if no interfaith gathering existed in the first place.’ Daughtry, sporting her inclusive stripes, questioned, ‘Atheists speaking at an interfaith service…does that work? I don’t quite know. But they’re part of the Party, you treat them with respect.’ She still hasn’t answered.

“Meanwhile the Freedom from Religion Foundation is posting a billboard near the Convention Center that says, ‘KEEP RELIGION OUT OF POLITICS.’ Looks like they may have scored one with the Dems.”

Susan A. Fani
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=1472

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The True Cost Of Illegal Immigration

Americans for Legal Immigration sent me these videos. They are a must watch. There are consequences to allowing laws to be broken and all too often it is children who suffer.

Illegal Alien Attempts Abduction Rape of 9 Year Old NC Girl twenty dollars offered to mom


Illegal Alien Kills Little Frankie Blue Eyes Brooks In Front Of His Family

Monday, August 11, 2008

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

Oddball Fringe Groups vs. The Catholic Church

American Life League

McCain's Fan Club Ad

Israel sees collision course with Hizballah

Headline News
Thursday, August 07, 2008 Israel Today Staff


Israel sees collision course with Hizballah

Israel's security cabinet on Wednesday warned Lebanese terrorist militia Hizballah that it will not be permitted to continue violating UN Security Council Resolution 1701 by receiving illicit arms shipments via Syria.

Israel has kept a close eye on the ongoing arms smuggling that has helped Hizballah rebuild since the 2006 Second Lebanon War by conducting regular military overflights.

Hizballah recently threatened to use air defense systems it hopes to take possession of in the near future to shoot down the Israeli planes. The threat prompted Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

Israeli defense officials told the ministers that Hizballah is interested in renewing its conflict with Israel by shooting down an Israeli plane flying over Lebanon, as such an action would enable the group to bolster its image as Lebanon's "shield" against Israeli aggression.

The cabinet said it cannot accept a situation whereby Israel is unable to monitor the arms shipments because Hizballah is threatening its pilots, and strongly urged the UN to do more to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to the terror group.


Article courtesy of Israel Today magazine, www.israeltoday.co.il.