Saturday, September 06, 2008

Gov. Palin Videos

After the most successful week for the Republican Party, in this election, I am excited and can't wait for November. Here is Gov. Palin's biography video that did not get shown at the convention due to time constraints.



This one is from the rally in Michigan yesterday. Do you think Michigan might go red? We can only hope.

Founding Fathers Quote

No political dreamer was ever wild enough to think of breaking down the lines which separate the States, and of compounding the American people into one common mass

John Marshall

Catholic League News Release

PELOSI’S BISHOP REQUESTS MEETING

In the September 5 edition of Catholic San Francisco, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archbishop George H. Niederauer has a column that addresses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments on abortion. The piece ends by stating that he has asked to meet with her about this matter.

On August 24, Pelosi said on “Meet the Press” that the Catholic Church was not always opposed to abortion, and that many Catholics today take a different position on this issue. Three days later, Pelosi’s office issued a statement that essentially restated her remarks, though it acknowledged that the Church was today opposed to abortion.

Subsequently, many Catholics, including Archbishop Niederauer, chided Pelosi for misrepresenting Catholic teaching on abortion Moreover, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops not only issued a news release criticizing Pelosi for her comments, on September 2 it also released a two-page document outlining the Catholic Church’s historical opposition to abortion since the first century.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today:

“San Francisco Archbishop Niederauer did not force this issue on Nancy Pelosi—she forced it on him. His article is a cogent account of what the bishops expect from Catholics in public life, spelling out in great detail how the process works when dissidents like Pelosi continue in their obstinacy. The Church regards abortion to be ‘intrinsically evil.’

“Four years ago, another Catholic dissident on this subject, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, did the right thing by announcing that he would abide by the Church’s strictures and no longer present himself for Communion. That is exactly what Pelosi should have done. Instead, she chose to defy the teachings of the Catholic Church, misrepresent them in public and continue to insist that she is right. Thus has she beckoned her bishop to act. The ball is in her court. Practicing Catholics, of course, strongly support Archbishop Niederauer.”


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=1481

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION VIDEOS

Sarah Palin



Rudy Giuliani



Fred Thompson

Catholic League News Release

PELOSI CONTINUES TO ROIL BISHOPS

On August 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Tom Brokaw on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Catholic Church has not been able to decide when life begins; she was quickly criticized by many bishops and lay Catholics (including the Catholic League) for misrepresenting the Church’s teaching. No source of criticism was more important than that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Three days later, Pelosi’s office issued a statement acknowledging that the Church teaches that life begins at conception. However, it also said that St. Augustine offered a different perspective and opined that “many Catholics do not ascribe to that [the Church’s] view.”

Yesterday, the USCCB issued another
statement: it was a two-page reply that offered a historical account of the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion. The release makes it clear that the Church has always been unequivocally opposed to abortion. The new statement was written to “help end confusion caused by recent misrepresentations of Catholic Church teaching on abortion,” a process that was “prompted by misleading remarks by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighed in as follows:

“Nancy Pelosi continues to give currency to the idea that the Church’s teaching on abortion has evolved over time, and that in any case there is more than one legitimate Catholic position on this subject. She is twice wrong. It is precisely because of people like Morton Kondracke of the Fox News Channel, Anthony Stevens-Arroyo of the Newsweek-Washington Post ‘On Faith’ blog site, and anti-Catholic groups such as Catholics for Choice, that the confusion continues to rage. All of them defend Pelosi’s ignorant remarks.


“Nineteen Catholic members of the House have publicly asked Pelosi to ‘correct the public record’ on this issue. Her steadfast refusal to do so is keeping this matter alive. One wonders what it will take to get her to retract her comments before more damage is done to the Catholic Church, to her and to the Democratic Party.”

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=1480

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Palin Scores With A Brilliant Speech - Updated

Gov. Palin was amazing tonight. It was the best convention speech I have ever heard. She was both inspirational and pitbull. She went after the Democrats in a way we don't often see from other weak kneed Republicans. I can't wait to get video of the speech because this article can never do it justice. Quite simply put, she is everything we had hoped she was; a conservative who is articulate and does not back down. I give this speech a solid 10. Talk about firing up a crowd.

Her family has been absolutely brutalized the last few days by the liberal MSM and she appeared to swipe them off as if they were annoying flies, yet never lowering herself to their level. I also loved that she didn't whine about the obvious sexism in these vicious attacks; that's our job.

We have a conservative leader that is worth fighting for. Let's not let her down. McCain/Palin '08; make it happen!

UPDATE:

Hot Air has the video up.

Countdown To Governor Palin's Speech


I cannot wait to hear Gov. Palin's speech tonight. I have no doubt that she will dominate the evening. After the vicious and brutal attacks her and her family have been under it will be nice for all the liberals to see they did not faze her in the least.

Gov. Palin will be the next Vice President of the United States and the liberals are just going to have to live with it or feel free to leave. I'll have more up after the speech and a video as soon as it is available. Immediately after the speech you should consider making a donation to the RNC Victory Fund. Let's continue to show the RNC that when they put a true conservative up they get rewarded; it will also stick it to those socialist liberals who think we will turn on Gov. Palin.

Here is McCain's new ad comparing Gov. Palin to the messiah, Sen. Obama.

'Sarah Palin is a Christian, and Christians support Israel'

Headline News

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Israel Today Staff


'Sarah Palin is a Christian, and Christians support Israel'

An online video interview with Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin that is currently making the rounds appears to put to rest liberal rumors that she is no friend of Israel.

In the
interview with Alaska HDTV, an Israeli flag is clearly seen hanging near the window of Palin's office, and the governor even appears to be wearing an Israeli flag lapel pin.

Israel National News blogger
Tamar Yonah points out that these appearances by the Israeli flag are made more significant by the fact that the video "was not made by a Jewish organization, nor is [Palin] speaking before a Jewish audience or catering to any Jewish vote."

Hawaii's Jewish governor, Linda Lingle, said in an interview with Ha'aretz that she would not be surprised to learn that Palin is a staunch supporter of the Jewish state since her Alaska counterpart is "a very religious person, and the religious Christians are the greatest supporters of Israel."

When Palin was first announced as Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate last week, Florida Representative Robert Wexler (D), who is one of the more vocal attack dogs for the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, tried to draw a link between Palin and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan.

According to Wexler, in 1999 Palin openly supported the presidential bid by Buchanan, who has expressed positions bordering on anti-Semitic and has been accused of being a Nazi sympathizer.

Palin herself deflated those claims by pointing out that she was official for the 2000 presidential campaign of Steve Forbes, and only wore a Buchanan pin on single occasion as a courtesy when Buchanan visited Wasilla, Alaska, where Palin was mayor at the time.

But that didn't stop Wexler, who insists that Palin's nomination is a "direct affront to all Jewish Americans."

Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks was left with the opposite impression, telling Politico.com in an email on Tuesday that the fact Palin keeps an Israeli flag on the wall of her office "clearly shows what's in her heart."


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

Founding Fathers Quote

It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.

John Adams

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

McCain's Introducing Gov. Sarah Palin Ad

Editor's Note

Sorry about the delay on comments and posting today, I had outpatient surgery and it is my birthday so I have been busy.

American Life League Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2 September 2008
CONTACT: Katie Walker
540.659.4942 kwalker@all.org

A.L.L. CONGRATULATES PALIN FAMILY ON FIRST GRANDCHILD

Washington, D.C. (2 September 2008) – American Life League offers congratulations to the family of Gov. Sarah Palin on the news that Palin's daughter Bristol will give birth to the family's first grandchild in December.

"Human life is always something to celebrate as a gift of infinite beauty and value," said ALL president Judie Brown. "Even under trying circumstances, a child has come into the world made in the image and likeness of God. The Palin family is to be congratulated on their first grandchild."

Bristol is an unmarried, 17-year-old high school senior. Her pregnancy announcement comes only months after her mother gave birth to Trig, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

"The business of the pro-life movement is to show the world that every life is sacred," Brown said. "Bristol, like every scared and pregnant young girl, deserves our support and care. We applaud the Palin family for doing the right thing."

Palin announced that Bristol plans to marry the baby's father.

"Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned," the Palins announced in a Sept. 1 statement. "We're proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support."

"The Palin family has provided us with a beautiful example of accepting with gratitude and trust the challenges that come not only with caring for a child with Down syndrome, but also of welcoming an unexpected grandchild," said Brown. "The Palins, with their great love for the sanctity of life, provide a stark contrast to the enemies of life who view unplanned pregnancies as a tragedy and a curse instead of a blessing and gift."

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

MSNBS: Bristol Palin Pregnancy (1 September 2008)
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/09/01/1318541.aspx

Wall Street Journal: 17 and Pregnant (2 September 2008)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122031154526888699.html?mod=googlenews_wsj



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_______________________________
Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org
http://www.all.org/

Catholic League News Release

DEMOCRATS SPONSOR CATHOLIC BASHING;
VIRGINIA HOUSE CANDIDATE FIMIAN TARGETED


Keith Fimian, the Republican candidate for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, has been targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in a series of mailings and video clips. He is accused of “rolling back women’s rights.” The basis of the accusation is Fimian’s membership in a Catholic organization, Legatus.

Speaking to this issue today is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

“Keith Fimian, whom I have never spoken to, is accused by the DCCC of being anti-women because he belongs to Legatus. Legatus is an organization of Catholic CEOs and other leading businessmen and women dedicated to bringing their faith-based values to the workplace. Actually, one of their supporters said it better: ‘The world needs genuine witness to Christian ethics in the field of business, and the Church asks you to fulfill this role publicly and with perseverance.’ Those are the words that Pope John Paul II used when he addressed Legatus.

“According to the DCCC, then, Pope John Paul II was extending his support to an organization that wants to rob women of their rights. I don’t think that the DCCC’s president, Nancy Pelosi, really wants to go there, especially coming on the heels of being slammed by the Catholic bishops’ conference for misrepresenting Catholic teaching on abortion.

“The DCCC is also guilty of lying. To wit: It says Legatus ‘promotes groups supporting a radical agenda.’ In fact, Legatus doesn’t promote any group. Like many other organizations, it has a ‘Links’ section on its website that lists other groups. What the DCCC doesn’t say is that Legatus explicitly states that it does ‘not necessarily endorse all of the content or the views contained in the sites.’ The DCCC knows this, but chose to lie anyway.

“Fimian’s challenger, Gerald Connolly, should tell the DCCC to cease and desist with the Catholic bashing immediately. That Connolly himself is Catholic is irrelevant—what matters is that he denounce anti-Catholic bigotry, especially when he stands to benefit from its dissemination.”

Contact Gerald Connolly at
info@gerryconnolly.com

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=1479
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Monday, September 01, 2008

Fundraiser Update

In the two and a half days since John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP pick the campaign has brought in over $10 million. An amazing amount for the McCain campaign. The money and support are going to continue to pour in. This was the shot in the arm that our Party needed.

This ticket is a wonderful, and refreshing breeze across a political landscape that has been stagnant and deteriorating for the Republicans for quite some time. Somehow they have been convinced that they must be moderate and liberal to win an election. This is the wake up call they needed; the more conservative the candidate, the bigger the win on election day.

Palin - Setting The Parental Example

Yes, Bristol Palin is 5 months pregnant. The 17 year old daughter of Sarah and Todd Palin will marry the father and raise her baby as a family; the way it should be. The smears, attacks, and ignorant predictions have already begun. The more the liberals attack Palin on this issue, the more it will hurt their own causes and how big they will lose in November. While pointing their finger at Palin the other three point out their own transgressions and shortcomings.

First of all, real conservatives don't care that she is pregnant and are above letting it affect their vote. We have the age old command that we are not to judge others because of the sin and unworthiness of ourselves. Christians have an unequaled ability to forgive and move on. This is much different than what Democrats do when they overlook and justify the actions of their own, no matter how vulgar the offense; slander, infidelity, even murder. Notice Republican politicians are more likely to be held accountable by their base when necessary while at the same time the Democrats continue to elect theirs.


A teen getting pregnant out of wedlock is not the shocking and shameful blemish in a person's life like it used to be. As a parent, it is not the ideal you dream for your child, but it is life; and in life a parent unconditionally loves their child no matter what. That is as it should be and the conservative base knows this. Sure, there are a few judgemental hypocrites who will turn their backs on what they will sanctimoniously see as unforgivable, but they probably leaned Obama to begin with.


For those who actually believe and rejoice that this will affect the Palin vote, I am sorry to disappoint. This only makes her more common and down to Earth to the rest of us; one of our own who understand where we are and where we come from shaping the government for us once again. If you think that is not what we want and that we would not vote for it because the Palins are real people you are in for a real shocker in November.


A conservative would diagnose this situation in this manner; Bristol is keeping her baby while a liberal hypocrite would murder their baby by abortion, Bristol is marrying the father of her child creating a family when a liberal hypocrite would move on to the next man providing no stability to any child that is lucky enough to not be aborted. Liberals who want to speak judgements should look in the mirror first.


Photo credit: er3465 / Emily

Liberals Leaning Palin

I would like to point out that Kirsten Powers has written another Palin article. If I am not mistaken I believe that Kirsten may be considering voting for Palin. I said that Palin would unite the women voters and it certainly has begun. Keep in mind, when you read her article, that Kirsten is a liberal (to an aggravating degree at times). Proof that Palin was the right pick, I'd say. You certainly cannot deny it when women like Geraldine Ferraro and Kirsten begin to lean Palin.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Founding Fathers Quote

If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasure; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor . Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.

James Madison

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 31, 2008


ICYMI: John McCain On Picking His Running Mate



"And of course as governor, she has had enormous responsibilities, none of which Senator Obama had. When she was in government, he was a community organizer. When she was taking tough positions against her own party, Senator Obama was voting present 130 times in the state legislature. On every tough issue, whatever it was, she was taking them on. That's the kind of judgment that I'm confident that we need in Washington." -- John McCain

John McCain
Fox News' "Fox News Sunday"
August 31, 2008

John McCain:
"What this brings is a spirit of reform and change that is vital now in our nation's capital. Eighty four percent of the American people think the country's on the wrong track. In our Party, we have corruption. We have former members of Congress residing in federal prison, so it's not surprising to me that we've seen an incredible invigoration around our Party and around the nation, not just Republicans, but Democrats. By the way, in the last day and a half or whatever it's been, we have raised $4 million on the Internet. I wish I had taken her a month ago."

...

"She's got the right judgment. She doesn't think, like Senator Obama does, that Iran is a minor irritant. She knows that the surge worked and succeeded and she supported that. Senator Obama still, still to this day, refuses to acknowledge that the surge has succeeded. She's been commander-in-chief of the Alaska Guard that has served back and back. In fact, as you know, she's got a son who's getting ready to go. But she's had the judgment on these issues that Senator Obama, he's had all the wrong judgments. Governor Palin understands these issues, and she understands the challenges that we face, so she's had 12 years of elected office experience, including travelling to Kuwait, including being involved in these issues, and look, I'm so proud that she has displayed the kind of judgment and she has the experience and judgment as an executive. She's run a huge economy up there in the state of Alaska. Twenty percent of our energy comes from the state of Alaska, and energy is obviously one of the key issues for our nation's security."

...

"But the point is, she's been to Kuwait. She's been over there. She's been with her troops. The National Guard that she commands, who have been over there and had the experience, I'm proud of her knowledge of these challenges and issues. And of course as governor, she has had enormous responsibilities, none of which Senator Obama had. When she was in government, he was a community organizer. When she was taking tough positions against her own party, Senator Obama was voting present 130 times in the state legislature. On every tough issue, whatever it was, she was taking them on. That's the kind of judgment that I'm confident that we need in Washington."

Watch John McCain

Catholic Prayers



all the elements of nature obey Your commands, including hurricanes.

Calm the storms that threaten us a

nd turn our fear of Your power into praise of Your goodness.

Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Amen.
Photo Credit: NASA/JPL

A Petition For Prayer In Advance Of Hurricane Gustav

I am a firm believer in prayer and I just want to take a moment and ask all of our readers to pray for the states and citizens about to be affected by Hurricane Gustav and for the members of our armed forces who have family in the areas to be affected; that they would have peace and comfort that their families will be safe.