Saturday, October 11, 2008

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2008



Statement by John McCain on General Motors Plant Closings


ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 today released the following statement by John McCain on reports of pending General Motors plant closings:

"I'm disappointed to hear of the upcoming General Motors plant closings. Hardworking people are paying the price because our country's leaders have put Washington corruption and Wall Street greed before Main Street's interests for too long. Change is coming. I know families across America are hurting and as president, I will lead members of both parties in a fight to keep and create good jobs in communities across the country. Now is not a time for words and platitudes. Now is a time for action. That is why I supported auto industry loan guarantees and will continue to work to create opportunities for American auto companies to build the car of the 21st century and put Americans back to work."

Gov. Palin And Down Syndrome

An occasional commenter to this blog has written a truly moving article for NCRegister.com on down syndrome, Gov. Palin, and the efforts of Sen. Sam Brownback. I highly recommend the article.

I found this moving tribute to Gov. Palin on the McCain's official blog.



When I was growing up our family had friends with down syndrome children and you would see down syndrome children around town. Now, after Gov. Palin gave birth to her precious baby Trig, I realize that I haven't seen many down syndrome children for years now and was absolutely horrified to find out that 90% percent of them are now aborted. The reason I haven't been seeing those precious faces around is because they have been murdered and not allowed to enjoy the lives God intended for them.

When my wife was pregnant for our youngest daughter the ultrasound came back showing that her skull had not properly formed and it was recommended to us that we immediately consider our options (abortion). We were utterly shocked since this was a Catholic hospital. We informed my wife's doctor that we in no way would consider an abortion no matter what. We opted to have additional ultrasounds, the same deformity showed up on the next two ultrasounds, but on the forth ultrasound it was confirmed that our little girl was completely healthy. She just developed in her own time, as God intended. My wife and I have always wondered how many parents have agreed to abort because they were told there was a birth defect or other issues.

Now that so many of us have been awakened to this genocide we must do everything in our ability to end it. Gov. Palin has already brought much needed attention to this issue, but we all have to do our part.

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2008

Statement By John McCain


ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement:

"Congressman John Lewis' comments represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale. The notion that legitimate criticism of Senator Obama's record and positions could be compared to Governor George Wallace, his segregationist policies and the violence he provoked is unacceptable and has no place in this campaign. I am saddened that John Lewis, a man I've always admired, would make such a brazen and baseless attack on my character and the character of the thousands of hardworking Americans who come to our events to cheer for the kind of reform that will put America on the right track.

"I call on Senator Obama to immediately and personally repudiate these outrageous and divisive comments that are so clearly designed to shut down debate 24 days before the election. Our country must return to the important debate about the path forward for America."

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2008


NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Endorses John McCain


ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 today announced that Richard Petty, widely known as the greatest driver in NASCAR history, is endorsing John McCain for president. Petty is announcing his endorsement at today's Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

"What we need right now in these uncertain times is a steady hand on the wheel -- a leader we can trust to put country first, ahead of politics," Petty said. "John McCain has always done that, and if you need proof, think about the sacrifices he made for America. I don't think there is any question that John McCain is a proud American and he has done more to better America than anyone.

"John McCain has a plan to get our economy back on track not only for the folks here in North Carolina but also nationwide. He understands that higher taxes will only make things worse and he'll support small businesses and create jobs. He will get us on the road to energy independence and give our troops what they need to succeed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm proud to support John McCain for president."

Petty won 200 races during his career, a NASCAR record, and won a record seven Winston Cup championships. He won the Daytona 500 seven times, also a record, and won 27 races in 1967 alone.

Other participants in the McCain-Palin events at Lowe's Motor Speedway include Cindy McCain, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, country music star Cowboy Troy and Doug McCain, son of John McCain. Team owners Jack Roush and Joe Gibbs will serve as Mrs. McCain's hosts, with Roush accompanying her to the drivers' meeting and Gibbs joining her for a tour of the garage area.

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2008

Statement on North Korea


ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on North Korea:

"Reports indicate that the administration may soon remove North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. I have previously said that I would not support the easing of sanctions North Korea unless the United States is able to fully verify the nuclear declaration Pyongyang submitted on June 26. It is not clear that the latest verification arrangement will enable us to do so.

"I am also concerned that this latest agreement appears to have been reached between Washington and Pyongyang and only then discussed with our Asian allies in an effort to garner their support. Diplomacy is a critical tool in ending the North Korean nuclear weapons program, and it must involve our closest partners in Northeast Asia. While we conduct this diplomacy, we must keep our goal in sight -- the verifiable denuclearization of North Korea -- and avoid reaching for agreement for its own sake, particularly if it leaves critical verification issues unaddressed. I am also concerned that recent negotiations appear not to have addressed the issue of North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens, a serious omission and directly relevant to any decision about North Korea's support for terrorist activities.

'As this process moves forward, I expect the administration to explain exactly how this new verification agreement advances American interests and those of our allies before I will be able to support any decision to remove North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism."

Friday, October 10, 2008

Activist Courts At Their Best

In yet another shocker the courts are compromising national security. Now the court feels it can decide if the Navy can use sonar, after all we would not want any nasty sonar hurting the whales.

If this doesn't show you yet again why we need John McCain filling the expected vacancies on the Court nothing will. I have no problem protecting whales, I actually love whales, but I have a huge problem with leaving this nation vulnerable because our sub crews are not trained properly.

McCain's ACORN Ad

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 10, 2008



Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Bill Bruins Joins McCain-Palin 2008 Farm & Ranch Team National Steering Committee


ARLINGTON, VA -- Today McCain-Palin 2008 announced that Bill Bruins, a dairy farmer from Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, joined the McCain-Palin Farm & Ranch Team National Steering Committee. Bruins joins a distinguished team of elected officials and leaders in agriculture who share a common goal with John McCain: to provide the leadership necessary to create prosperity in America's rural heartland.

"John McCain understands agriculture's need for a comprehensive national energy policy that will combat rising energy costs," Bruins said. "I support John McCain because he will foster greater opportunities for agriculture to thrive in a market-driven society by reducing taxes and government regulations. Most importantly, he understands that reducing trade barriers expands international commerce and increases farmers' income."

In addition to serving on the McCain-Palin Farm and Ranch Team National Steering Committee, Bruins joins former Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Jim Harsdorf as a Wisconsin state co-chair on the Wisconsin McCain-Palin Farm & Ranch Team.

"Bill's understanding of agriculture from both state and national public policy involvement makes him a great addition to the McCain-Palin team in Wisconsin," Harsdorf said. "Bill Bruins is a hands-on dairy and crop producer who understands the importance of John McCain's support for free trade, his commitment to reducing the inheritance and capital gains tax on farmers and his plan to reduce high energy costs by pursuing domestic energy sources."

The continuing success of American agriculture and the health of America's rural heartland require a leader who understands that productivity and innovation are created by the effort, ingenuity and investment of individual Americans. As president, John McCain will address the key issues facing agriculture and rural America: [
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McCain's Stand Ad

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 9, 2008


Statement on World Space Week


"This week marks World Space Week. Celebrated across the US and in over 50 nations, World Space Week is another great example of international cooperation for a common cause. Its goal is to inspire the workforce of tomorrow and educate the public about space. Participants include NASA, aerospace companies, planetariums, museums, schools, and others around the world.

"I'm glad to see this annual public and student focus on space. Indeed, for Americans to excel in the world marketplace, our young people must excel in math, science and engineering. The U.S. government and commercial space sector provides many opportunities for students with an exciting and long-term vision for the future by developing the technologies that will take us beyond low-Earth orbit.

"The United States has always been a nation of explorers and will continue to be, if I am elected your next President. Because of this national commitment to exploration and our desires to further our knowledge of the world we live in, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NASA this year. [
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McCain's Ambition Ad

Sainthood Update For Pope Pius

No promises: Pope praises Pius XII, but sainthood cause still on hold

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Among the thousands who crammed into St. Peter's Basilica for a Mass commemorating Pope Pius XII, many were hoping for an announcement about his beatification, a step toward sainthood.

That didn't happen. Pope Benedict XVI strongly praised Pope Pius and prayed that his sainthood cause would make progress, but he made no promises and set no dates. [read more]

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Catholic Prayers

Prayer to End Abortion
This prayer was written by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director Priests for Life.

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once again becomes A nation with liberty and justice Not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

Catholic League News Release

CATHOLIC BASHING MARKS FOX’S “BONES”

On the October 8 episode of the Fox program, “Bones,” the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation was ridiculed. The show, which features a female forensic specialist called “Bones,” and a male detective, Seeley Booth, began with an exchange regarding a female Protestant minister who is missing. Here is how it went:

· Booth: “She’s a pastor. Yeah. Looks like one of those grassroots community churches.”
· Bones: “Huh. She was preparing for a sermon.”
· Booth: “A pastor with augmentation and veneers.”
· Bones: “So?”
· Booth: “A spiritual leader shouldn’t be so vain.”
· Bones: “The pope sits on a throne. He wears robes worth hundreds of dollars. Isn’t that vanity?”
· Booth: “Oh, really? You’re going after the pope now?”
· Bones: “One pastor gets her teeth whitened, and the other drinks wine on Sunday mornings and tells everyone that it’s been miraculously transformed
into blood
. Which of those is more outlandish?”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows:

“We had complaints about this show following the episodes that aired on March 28, 2007, and on April 19, 2006, but we decided not to make a public protest because we didn’t think the incidents in question were clear-cut cases of bigotry. But for two reasons, this one is different: a) it cuts to the heart and soul of Catholicism and b) it was entirely gratuitous.

“It does not matter that non-Catholics may not accept what happens at Mass. What matters is that they show respect. And to just throw this line in while the opening credits are running—about a minister, no less—shows how mean-spirited the writers are. If only they thought of Catholics as if they were an indigenous people, we’d be fine.”


Contact Scott Grogin, Senior VP for Communications, at scott.grogin@fox.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=1494

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Where Has This McCain Been?

I have been meaning to get this up since last night. Gov. Palin and Sen. McCain gave a firey interview to Sean Hannity, which aired last night. This is the type of thing we have been seeing from Gov. Palin and need to see more of from Sen. McCain.

I heard several excerpts of McCain and Palin's rally in Wisconsin today on Rush Limbaugh's show and McCain continued to be on the offensive today. I say keep the gloves off Sen. McCain and we will deliver that victory in November.

The Bailout Hoax - You Were Duped Out Of Billions

As a deeply disgusted and betrayed citizen of the United States I would like to say that I could not be more upset or angry at this Democrat Congress who have so recklessly, and negligently run our Congress and our Republic into the ground. They have completely cut the PEOPLE out of the government and placed the government squarely on the shoulders of the people and subjected them to non-restrictive lending, limitless spending, and oppressive taxation.

They ignored warnings and forced upon our society loose lending, which allowed illegals and people with no disposable income whatsoever to receive mortgages they had no business getting. This disgusting behavior and socialist agenda put people into mortgages who should have been renting. Add that with the already out-of-control, instant gratification attitude our society had developed and it was all bound to come crashing down.

Now they take our money that we worked our butts off to earn, just to have stolen out of our checks, and put into the pockets of irresponsible, selfish, overindulgent CEO's and the like! They act as if it was their money to even spend! The audacity, the arrogance! Tell me why we should foot the bill for the extravagance, and criminal lifestyles of corporate America!

They used the market to scare people into non resistance. The market has always had its ups and downs, there was no crash, there was no record drop (only in points, which percentage wise was not comparable to the drops in '01 or in the 80's), and the market has always come back on its own. Investors must be willing to wait it out. You don't take your money out, rather you wait for the right moment then invest more while it is low. Those who are smart and patient will come out on the other end in better shape and it all would have happened without this so called bailout.

The only thing this bailout did was line the pockets of criminals and glutenous businesses and fatten the accounts of the many who were shadily added as pork.

What the Congress should have done was nothing; they should have told these corporations they would be required to accept buyouts and smaller retirements (not that they deserved any retirement for bankrupting a business), and we should have been willing to do without a few things and a few loans, for the sake of the economy, and give it a chance to bounce back on its own.

Have you noticed that for all of our money they threw at it, the market is still lagging? That is because you cannot force it back, it must come back on its own. They stole our money and they must be held accountable for their lack of representation of the people. They duped us and we fell for it, but we can fix it when their seats come up for election.

Catholic League News Release

Check out the Catholic League’s ad on Pope Pius XII in the op-ed section of today’s New York Times.

McCain's Ayers Ad

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008


MEDIA ADVISORY: John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin to Participate in Town Hall Meeting in Waukesha, Wisconsin


ARLINGTON, VA -- The McCain-Palin presidential campaign today announced that John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin will participate in a town hall meeting in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Thursday, October 9th.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN

WHO: John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. CDT
*Please Note: This is a pre-ticketed town hall meeting.

WHERE: Center Court Sports Complex
815 Northview Boulevard
Waukesha, Wisconsin

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008


Associated Industries of Florida, Led by Former Florida Democratic Party Director, Endorses John McCain


"John McCain is a proven leader who has demonstrated he has the experience necessary to quickly and decisively bring about real reform and set our nation back on a path to prosperity." -- Barney Bishop, President and CEO of AIF and former Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The McCain-Palin campaign today announced the endorsement of Associated Industries of Florida. In its final endorsement announcement before the election, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced its backing of Sen. McCain and the McCain economic plan.

"We need a White House equipped to get our nation out of the economic crisis it is currently facing," said Barney Bishop, President and CEO of AIF and former Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party. "John McCain is a proven leader who has demonstrated he has the experience necessary to quickly and decisively bring about real reform and set our nation back on a path to prosperity."

"Nearly three-quarters of AIF's members have 25 employees or less," added Bishop. "Associated Industries stands behind John McCain because we know he will stand up for the needs of Florida's small businesses. He has been involved with economic issues throughout his long and distinguished public service career and I believe he knows what we must do now to stabilize and grow our economy. Unfortunately, Sen. McCain's opponent offers no real solution to our economic crisis and would prefer to tax businesses to the brink of financial starvation."

John McCain's economic plan offers support and relief to the millions of small businesses that are the foundation of America's economy. John McCain will keep taxes low, allowing small businesses to remain in business and grow, creating more jobs and increasing job security.

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

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008



Statement From John M.Murtagh On Barack Obama's Relationship With William Ayers



ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, John M. Murtagh made the following statement on Barack Obama's relationship with William Ayers:

"When I was 9 years-old the Weather Underground, the terrorist group founded by Barack Obama's friend William Ayers, firebombed my house. Barack Obama has dismissed concerns about his relationship with Ayers by noting that he was only a child when Ayers was planting bombs at the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. But Ayers has never apologized for his crimes, he has reveled in them, expressing regret only for the fact that he didn't do more. [
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If The US Catholic Bishops Were Allowed By Law To Endorse Presidential Candidates, They Would Not Endorse Obama Due To His Policies On 5 Non-Negotiabl

Will Non Citizens Decide The Election?

There is a disturbing new study that shows hundreds of thousands of non citizens are registered to vote in California. Every time a non citizen votes it steals from a legitimate vote. The government needs to correct this. Just because the Democrat Party benefits from these non citizens voting doesn't mean it should be allowed or ignored. It really makes you wonder, between non citizens and fraudulent voter registrations, how many Democrats who are in office have benefited from it?

A Catholic Cannot Vote For Obama / The Catholic Vote Video / The Freedom Of Choice Act

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008


Economists Statement on Barack Obama's Risky Economic Proposals
100 Economists Warn That With Current Weak Financial Conditions Barack Obama's Proposals Run A High Risk Of Throwing The US Into A Deep Recession


ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released the following statement signed by 100 distinguished and experienced economists at major American universities and research organizations, including five Nobel Prize winners Gary Becker, James Buchanan, Robert Mundell, Edward Prescott, and Vernon Smith. The economists explain why Barack Obama's proposals, including "misguided tax hikes," would "decrease the number of jobs in America." The prospects of such tax rate increases under Barack Obama are already harming the economy. The economists conclude that "Barack Obama's economic proposals are wrong for the American economy." The proposals "defy both economic reason and economic experience."

The full economists' statement on Barack Obama's economic proposals and a complete list of economists who support it follows:

Barack Obama argues that his proposals to raise tax rates and halt international trade agreements would benefit the American economy. They would do nothing of the sort. Economic analysis and historical experience show that they would do the opposite. They would reduce economic growth and decrease the number of jobs in America. Moreover, with the credit crunch, the housing slump, and high energy prices weakening the U.S. economy, his proposals run a high risk of throwing the economy into a deep recession. It was exactly such misguided tax hikes and protectionism, enacted when the U.S. economy was weak in the early 1930s, that greatly increased the severity of the Great Depression.

We are very concerned with Barack Obama's opposition to trade agreements such as the pending one with Colombia, the new one with Central America, or the established one with Canada and Mexico. Exports from the United States to other countries create jobs for Americans. Imports make goods available to Americans at lower prices and are a particular benefit to families and individuals with low incomes. International trade is also a powerful source of strength in a weak economy. In the second quarter of this year, for example, increased international trade did far more to stimulate the U.S. economy than the federal government's "stimulus" package. [
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Let's Get Real - Debate Debacle

After watching only part of the replays of last nights debate I couldn't stand anymore. I just had to put in my two cents worth and say that I could not have been more disappointed in a McCain performance or disgusted by the mockery that politics has become.

Here we have a completely unqualified Democrat candidate who by his associations alone should probably be on a watch list rather than the Democrat ticket, and then we have "My Friend" McCain whose liberal tendencies are barely covered in sheep's clothing.

The only thing McCain has going for him is Palin. I don't know who his advisers are, but the way McCain allowed Obama to get away with his cheap, dirty, and completely negative attacks without firing back was a disgrace. I say McCain should fire his advisory staff and just start taking lessons from Palin. Maybe she could educate him on true conservatism.

I will tell you this too; Obama's more qualified for a designer runway than the Presidency with his cocky, arrogant catwalk moves. The everyday American can't stand an unqualified charlatan touting an air of superiority and authority over them. Those are behaviors that cause dissension.

Welcome to Barack Book


McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008

100 U.S. Ambassadors Endorse McCain-Palin


ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 today announced that 100 former U.S. ambassadors are endorsing Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin for president and vice president.

Prominent former U.S. ambassadors endorsing the McCain-Palin ticket include former Ambassador to Japan, Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker; President George H. W. Bush, former Ambassador to the United Nations; former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; former Secretary of Defense and former Ambassador to Portugal, Frank Carlucci III; former Ambassador to the Vatican and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson; and Ambassadors Richard Burt (Germany), Bruce Gelb (Belgium), Margaret Heckler (Ireland), John L. Loeb (Denmark), Ed Ney (Canada) and Julia Chang Bloch (Nepal), the first U.S. ambassador of Asian descent.

Democrat Mark W. Erwin, a former Hillary Clinton supporter and an ambassador during the Clinton administration, is co-chair of the group. "I will vote for John McCain because the differences between the two candidates are so vast and profound," he said.

"Senator Obama does not have sufficient leadership experience, nor has he been tested in difficult times," Erwin said in his endorsement.

Other co-chairmen of the group called "Former U.S. Ambassadors for McCain/Palin" are former U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Gregory J. Newell and former Ambassador Gilbert A. Robinson, both of whom served in the Reagan administration. Newell also served as an assistant to President Gerald Ford and as Assistant Secretary of State. Robinson was special adviser to Secretary of State George Shultz, Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy and Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency.

"Nobody could ask for a greater show of confidence," Sen. McCain commented. "These former ambassadors are outstanding men and women who have served their country in foreign lands with great distinction and devotion to the values we all hold dear. They have a deep knowledge of the challenges facing this country abroad as well as at home. I am honored by their endorsement."

Ambassador Robinson added, "The endorsements from this country's most experienced foreign affairs experts are still pouring in. This demonstrates the overwhelming admiration and respect they have for John McCain's leadership and the confidence they have in the historic McCain-Palin ticket."

FORMER U.S. AMBASSADORS FOR MCCAIN-PALIN

Weston Adams, Malawi -- Columbia, S.C.
Lenore Annenberg, Chief of Protocol -- Radnor, Penn.
Cresencio Arcos, Jr., Honduras; FP/NS -- Coral Gables, Fla.
George Argyros, Spain and Andorra -- Costa Mesa, Calif.
Catherine Todd Bailey, Latvia -- Louisville, Ky.
Howard H. Baker, Jr., Senator (R-TN); Senate Majority Leader; Amb. Japan -- Huntsville, Tenn.
Douglas H. Barclay, El Salvador -- Pulaski, N.Y.
Stuart A. Bernstein, Denmark -- Washington, D.C.
Everett E. Bierman, Papua New Guinea -- Oakton, Va.
Julia Chang Bloch, Nepal -- Washington, D.C.
John Bolton, United Nations
Stephen F. Brauer, Belgium -- Bridgeton, Mo.
Keith Lapham Brown, Lesotho; Denmark -- San Antonio, Texas
Donald Burnham, Ensenat, Brunei; Chief of Protocol -- New Orleans, La .
Richard R. Burt, Germany -- Washington, D.C.
President George H.W. Bush, United Nations -- Houston, Texas
William J. Cabaniss, Jr., Czech Republic -- Birmingham, Ala.
Richard G. Capen Jr., Spain -- Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Richard W. Carlson, Seychelles -- Weems, Va.
Frank Carlucci III, Portugal
Bruce Chapman, IAEA; Vienna -- Seattle, Wash.
Sue McCourt Cobb, Jamaica -- Coral Gables, Fla.
Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Iceland -- Coral Gables, Fla.
Walter J.P. Curley, Ireland; France -- New York, N.Y.
Peter H. Dailey, Ireland; Special Envoy to NATO Countries -- Pasadena, Calif.
Mark L. Edelman, Cameroon -- Washington, D.C.
Mark Erwin, Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros -- Charlotte, N.C.
Richard M. Fairbanks III, Ambassador-at-Large -- Washington, D.C.
William S. Farish III, United Kingdom -- Versailles, Ky.
Edward R. Finch, Jr., Panama -- New York, N.Y.
John R. Gavin, Mexico -- Los Angeles, Calif.
Bruce S. Gelb, USIA; Belgium -- N ew York, N.Y.
Joseph B. Gildenhorn, Switzerland -- Washington, D.C.
Anthony H. Gioia, Malta -- Buffalo, N.Y.
Luis Guinot, Jr., Costa Rica -- Falls Church, Va.
Margaret M. Heckler, Ireland -- Arlington, Va.
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., Sweden -- Riverside, Conn.
Hans H. Hertell, Dominican Republic -- Washington, D.C.
Alfred Hoffman, Jr., Portugal -- Fort Meyers, Fla.
Richard Holwill, Ecuador
G. Philip Hughes, Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines -- Falls Church, Va.
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Singapore -- Salt Lake City, Utah
Robert S. Ingersoll, Japan -- Evanston, Ill.
James C. Kenny, Ireland -- Glenview, Ill.
Alfred H. Kingon, European Union -- Bronxville, N.Y.
Lester B. Korn, UN Economic and Social Council -- Beverly Hills, Calif.
Mary E. Kramer, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean -- Clive, IA
Paul C. Lambert, Ecuador -- New York, N.Y.
Mark Langdale, Costa Rica -- Dallas, Texas
Howard Leach, France -- Salinas, Calif.
Melvyn Levinsky, Bulgaria and Brazil -- Ann Arbor, Mich.
John L. Loeb, Jr., Denmark -- New York, N.Y.
Earle I. Mack, Finland -- Fort Lee, N.J.
Susan Rasinski McCaw, Austria -- Kirkland, Wash.
Robert C. McFarlane, Special Envoy for the President
Thomas Patrick Melady, Burundi, Uganda, Holy See -- Washington, D.C.
J. William Middendorf II, Netherlands, OAS, European Union -- Little Compton, R.I.
Steve Minikes, CSCE -- Washington, D.C.
George Cranwell Montgomery, Sultanate of Oman
Thomas A. Nassif, Morocco -- La Jolla, Calif.
Gregory J. Newell, Sweden -- Provo, Utah
Edward N. Ney, Canada -- New York, N.Y.
Jim Nicholson, Holy See -- McLean, Va.
Herman W. Nickle, South Africa -- Tucson, Ariz.
Julian M. Niemczyk, Czechoslovakia -- Annandale, Va.
Keith Foote Nyborg, Finland -- Sugar City, Idaho
John D. Ong, Norway -- Hudson, Ohio
Penne Korth Peacock, Mauritius -- Washington, D.C.
Joseph Carlton Petrone, United Nations European Office -- Dublin, N.H.
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr., Mexico -- Akron, Ohio
John Price Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros -- Salt Lake City, Utah
Charles H. Price, II, Belgium, United Kingdom -- Kansas City, Mo.
James W. Rawlings, Zimbabwe -- Southbury, Conn.
Otto J. Reich, Venezuela -- Washington, D.C.
Mercer Reynolds, Switzerland and Liechtenstein -- Indian Hill, Ohio
Gilbert A. Robinson, Special Advisor to the Secretary of State -- McLean, Va.
Joe M. Rodgers, France -- Nashville, Tenn.
Sig Rogich, Iceland -- Las Vegas, Nev.
John Rood, Bahamas -- Jacksonville, Fla.
Francis L. Rooney III, Holy See -- Naples, Fla.
Frank Ruddy, Equatorial Guinea
Bob Royall, Tanzania -- South Carolina
Rockwell A. Schnabel, Finland, European Union -- Los Angeles, Calif.
Peter F. Secchia, Italy -- Grand Rapids, Mich.
Martin J. Silverstein, Uruguay -- New York, N.Y.
Ronald J. Sorini, Chief Textile Negotiator, U.S. Trade Representative -- Hinsda le, Ill.
Michael G. Sotirhos, Jamaica, Greece -- Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla.
Robert D. Stuart, Jr., Norway -- Lake Forest, Ill.
Charles J. Swindells, New Zealand, Samoa -- Portland, Ore.
Peter Terpeluk, Jr., Luxembourg -- Washington, D.C.
Timothy L. Towell, Paraguay -- Washington, D.C.
Rodolphe M. Vallee, Slovakia -- Shelburne, Vt.
Leon J. Weil, Nepal -- New York, N.Y.
John G. Weinmann, Finland, Chief of Protocol -- New Orleans, La.
Ronald N. Weiser, Slovakia -- Ann Arbor, Mich.
Pamela P. Willeford, Switzerland and Liechtenstein -- Austin, Texas
Richard Williamson, Asst. Secy; Amb. IAEA -- Chicago, Ill.
Curtin Winsor, Jr., Costa Rica -- McLean, Va.
Dr. Aldona Z. Wos, Estonia -- Greensboro, N.C.
Joseph Zappala, Spain -- Aventura, Fla.

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008



Statement On This Morning's Action By The Federal Reserve


ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the Federal Reserve cut:

"I applaud the move by the Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve and other national monetary authorities to reduce interest rates to address the financial crisis spreading across the globe. It is imperative at this moment that government be responsive to the needs of Americans, restore confidence in our financial system, provide assistance to struggling homeowners, and implement pro-growth policies that will create jobs and provide a foundation for a more prosperous future. That is why last night, I called for an American Homeownership Resurgence Plan -- a plan to use taxpayer money not just to bail out Wall Street, but instead to keep families in their homes and to stabilize financial markets from the bottom up. I am committed to protecting the American worker in this crisis. I am dedicated to reforming the corruption in Washington and on Wall Street that is the root of the financial system meltdown. I will get the economy back on track ."

McCain's Pro-Growth Tax Policy

Taxes: Simpler, Fair, Pro-Growth and Competitive

Pro-Growth Tax Policy

Keep Tax Rates Low: Entrepreneurs are at the heart of American innovation, growth and prosperity. Entrepreneurs create the ultimate job security - a new, better opportunity if your current job goes away. Entrepreneurs should not be taxed into submission. John McCain will keep the top tax rate at 35 percent, maintain the 15 percent rates on dividends and capital gains, and phase-out the Alternative Minimum Tax. Small businesses are the heart of job growth; raising taxes on them hurts every worker. [read more]

The McCain Resurgence Plan

Homeownership Resurgence Plan

John McCain will direct his Treasury Secretary to implement an American Homeownership Resurgence Plan (McCain Resurgence Plan) to keep families in their homes, avoid foreclosures, save failing neighborhoods, stabilize the housing market and attack the roots of our financial crisis. America’s families are bearing a heavy burden from falling housing prices, mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures, and a weak economy. It is important that those families who have worked hard enough to finance homeownership not have that dream crushed under the weight of the wrong mortgage. The existing debts are too large compared to the value of housing. For those that cannot make payments, mortgages must be re-structured to put losses on the books and put homeowners in manageable mortgages. Lenders in these cases must recognize the loss that they’ve already suffered. [
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McCain's Folks Ad

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2008


McCain Wins Debate


ARLINGTON, VA - McCain-Palin 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker issued the following statement on tonight's Presidential Debate:

"Tonight, John McCain won the debate. He was the only man who demonstrated he had the independence and strength to take on everything that's broken in Washington and on Wall Street. John McCain had a clear plan for improving the lives of Americans -- keeping them in their homes through his American Homeownership Resurgence Plan. From Barack Obama, we heard half-truths and contradictions between what he says and what he has done. He said he supported offshore drilling but has opposed it for months. He talked about tax cuts but he voted for higher taxes 94 times and promises increased taxes on small businesses. He talked about reducing the size of government but has proposed hundreds of billions of dollars in new government spending. Tonight, Barack Obama had an opportunity to level with the American people, but instead all we heard was more of the same."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

McCain Wastes An Opportunity And Bombs In The Debate

McCain lost this debate, in my opinion. The reasons are simple, he refused to go after Obama, he reminded conservatives like me why we don't like him by mentioning McCain/Feingold (a direct assault on the Constitution), his support for global warming, and most shocking of all he now wants the government to buy out all the bad mortgages which is socialism pure and simple.

This is not at all what the McCain/Palin campaign needed. Gov. Palin has been out there firing up the base, taking Obama to task for slandering our troops and all of his radical associations, and here comes Sen. McCain dousing the base with a bucket of liberal rhetoric. Obama is a threat to the future of this Republic, the way to defeat him in November is not to point out how often you agree with Obama and other leftie Dems.

This will not change my vote. Sen. McCain is dramatically better than Sen. Obama on military issues, pro-life issues, and the Supreme Court. He also has Gov. Palin as his VP, which let's face it he is a one term President so we don't have to wait long. While Barack Obama is a pure socialist plain and simple. He sees no problem that the government cannot fix, no matter what the Constitution says. He also would destroy the military so he is not an option for any true patriot, but that doesn't let Sen. McCain off the hook; you have to give people a reason to vote for you and quite frankly you did not accomplish that tonight. You failed.

Debate Update

John McCain's site will continually update throughout the debate including fact checking of Sen. Obama's statements.

McCain is doing good so far. Obama really looks arrogant.

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2008



Statement From John McCain On Taiwan

ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senator John McCain made the following statement on Taiwan:

"I welcome reports indicating that the sale of defensive arms to Taiwan -- a package that has been on hold for too long -- will now move forward. By notifying Congress of its intent to provide weapons aimed at bolstering Taiwan's self defense, the administration is taking a step in the right direction. I have long supported such sales in order to strengthen deterrence in the Taiwan Strait and to help preserve the peace. American interests in Asia are well-served through faithful implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act, and if I am fortunate enough to be elected President, I will continue the longstanding and close ties between our peoples.

"In that spirit, however, I note that the administration has refrained from providing all of the elements requested by Taiwan for its legitimate security requirements. For example, the package will not include submarines or new F-16 aircraft. I urge the administration to reconsider this decision, in light of its previous commitment to provide submarines and America's previous sales of F-16s. These sales -- which could translate into tens of thousands of jobs here at home -- would help retain America's edge in the production of advanced weaponry and represent a positive sign in these difficult economic times.

"We should seek cooperative and productive relations with China that proceed in a spirit of confidence, and we should promote the improvement of cross-strait relations. As we do, however, we should understand that the possibility of productive ties between Taiwan and China are enhanced, not diminished, when Taipei speaks from a position of strength. I believe that America should continue to sell defensive weapons to Taiwan in the future, in accordance with its security requirements, and stand by this remarkable free and democratic people."

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2008


Economists Statement On Barack Obama's Risky Economic Proposals


100 ECONOMISTS WARN THAT WITH CURRRENT WEAK FINANCIAL CONDITIONS BARACK OBAMA'S PROPOSALS RUN A HIGH RISK OF THROWING THE US ECONOMY INTO A DEEP RECESSION

ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released the following statement signed by 100 distinguished and experienced economists at major American universities and research organizations, including five Nobel Prize winners Gary Becker, James Buchanan, Robert Mundell, Edward Prescott, and Vernon Smith. The economists explain why Barack Obama's proposals, including "misguided tax hikes," would "decrease the number of jobs in America." The prospects of such tax rate increases under Barack Obama are already harming the economy. The economists conclude that "Barack Obama's economic proposals are wrong for the American economy." The proposals "defy both economic reason and economic experience."

The full economists' statement on Barack Obama's economic proposals and a complete list of economists who support it follows:

Barack Obama argues that his proposals to raise tax rates and halt international trade agreements would benefit the American economy. They would do nothing of the sort. Economic analysis and historical experience show that they would do the opposite. They would reduce economic growth and decrease the number of jobs in America. Moreover, with the credit crunch, the housing slump, and high energy prices weakening the U.S. economy, his proposals run a high risk of throwing the economy into a deep recession. It was exactly such misguided tax hikes and protectionism, enacted when the U.S. economy was weak in the early 1930s, that greatly increased the severity of the Great Depression.

We are very concerned with Barack Obama's opposition to trade agreements such as the pending one with Colombia, the new one with Central America, or the established one with Canada and Mexico. Exports from the United States to other countries create jobs for Americans. Imports make goods available to Americans at lower prices and are a particular benefit to families and individuals with low incomes. International trade is also a powerful source of strength in a weak economy. In the second quarter of this year, for example, increased international trade did far more to stimulate the U.S. economy than the federal government's "stimulus" package.

Ironically, rather than supporting international trade, Barack Obama is now proposing yet another so-called stimulus package, which would do very little to grow the economy. And his proposal to finance the package with higher taxes on oil would raise oil prices directly and by reducing exploration and production.

We are equally concerned with his proposals to increase tax rates on labor income and investment. His dividend and capital gains tax increases would reduce investment and cut into the savings of millions of Americans. His proposals to increase income and payroll tax rates would discourage the formation and expansion of small businesses and reduce employment and take-home pay, as would his mandates on firms to provide expensive health insurance.

After hearing such economic criticism of his proposals, Barack Obama has apparently suggested to some people that he might postpone his tax increases, perhaps to 2010. But it is a mistake to think that postponing such tax increases would prevent their harmful effect on the economy today. The prospect of such tax rate increases in 2010 is already a drag on the economy. Businesses considering whether to hire workers today and expand their operations have time horizons longer than a year or two, so the prospect of higher taxes starting in 2009 or 2010 reduces hiring and investment in 2008.

In sum, Barack Obama's economic proposals are wrong for the American economy. They defy both economic reason and economic experience.

Robert Barro, Harvard University

Gary Becker, University of Chicago

Sanjai Bhagat, University of Colorado

Michael Block, University of Arizona

Brock Blomberg, Claremont-McKenna University

Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

Michael Boskin, Stanford University

Ike Brannon, McCain-Palin 2008

James Buchanan, George Mason University

Todd Buchholtz, Two Oceans Fund

Charles Calomiris, Columbia University

Jim Carter, Vienna VA

Barry Chiswick, University of Illinois at Chicago

John Cogan, Hoover Institution

Kathleen Cooper, Southern Methodist University

Ted Covey, McLean VA

Dan Crippen, former CBO Director

Mario Crucini, Vanderbilt

Steve Davis, University of Chicago

Christopher DeMuth, American Enterprise Institute

William Dewald, Ohio State University

Frank Diebold, University of Pennsylvania

Isaac Ehrlich, State University of New York at Buffalo

Paul Evans, Ohio State University

Dan Feenberg, NBER

Martin Feldstein, Harvard University

Eric Fisher, California Polytechnic State University

Kristin Forbes, MIT

Timothy Fuerst, Bowling Green State University

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Institute

Paul Gregory, University of Houston

Earl Grinols, Baylor University

Rik Hafer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Gary Hansen, UCLA

Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institutions

Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute

Arlene Holen, Technology Policy Institute

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, McCain-Palin 2008

Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University

Owen Irvine, Michigan State University

Mike Jensen, Harvard University

Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago

Robert King, Boston University

Meir Kohn, Dartmouth

Marvin Kosters, American Enterprise Institute

Anne Krueger, Johns Hopkins University

Phil Levy, American Enterprise Institute

Larry Lindsey, The Lindsey Group

Paul W. MacAvoy. Yale University

John Makin, American Enterprise Institute

Burton Malkiel, Princeton University

Bennett McCallum, Carnegie-Mellon University

Paul McCracken, University of Michigan

Will Melick, Kenyon College

Allan Meltzer, Carnegie-Mellon University

Enrique Mendoza, University of Maryland

Jim Miller, George Mason University

Michael Moore, George Washington University

Robert Mundell, Columbia University

Tim Muris, George Mason University

Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago

Richard Muth, Emory University

Charles Nelson, University of Washington

Bill Niskanen, Cato Institute

June O'Neill, Baruch College, CUNY

Lydia Ortega, San Jose State University

Steve Parente, University of Minnesota

William Poole, University of Delaware

Michael Porter, Harvard University

Barry Poulson, University of Colorado, Boulder

Edward Prescott, Arizona State University

Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University

Richard Roll, UCLA

Harvey Rosen, Princeton University

Robert Rossana, Wayne State University

Mark Rush, University of Florida

Tom Saving, Texas A&M University

Anna Schwartz, NBER

George Shultz, Stanford University

Chester Spatt, Carnegie-Mellon University

David Spencer, Brigham Young University

Beryl Sprinkle, Former Chair Council of Economic Advisers

Houston Stokes, University of Illinois in Chicago

Robert Tamura, Clemson University

Jack Tatum, Indiana State University

John Taylor, Stanford University

Richard Vedder, Ohio University

William B. Walstad, University of Nebraska

Murray Weidenbaum, Washington University in St. Louis

Arnold Zellner, University of Chicago

Lean Left, Attack Right

I am fed up with liberal lies and the media that propagates them. Liberals need to stop whining when Republicans go on the attack. The Democrats have mastered the craft of political dirty digs and expect Republicans to cower in their shadows. They expect us to be seen and not heard, and truth be known they can't even stand the sight of us. That is why when a Republican finally grows a pair and decides they are not going to put up with the lies and spins anymore the Democrats first defense is that the Republicans have gone negative.

Give me a break! It is called defending ourselves, our country, and our freedom; it is called telling the truth and not allowing the liberal lies to continue. They don't want the lazy, mindless millions of voters who sheepishly follow the MSM like it's the gospel to actually hear the truth; if they did, they would certainly vote conservative. If the PEOPLE would hear the truth without the liberal lie masses would never vote Democrat again. The Democrat Party has been hijacked by socialism and even communist agendas and it happened right under the peoples noses without them even suspecting.

When the Democrat Party pushes organizations like Planned Parenthood, whose founder's intentions included exterminating the African race from our society through abortion, and whose Presidential candidate keeps company with terrorist traitors to our Republic they no longer stand for America; if you don't stand for America you have no place in the American government. Some in the Republican Party have seen this and are calling them out for what they are and the Democrats can't stand it.

Liberals like Tonya Reiman proclaim themselves as educated experts, but listen long enough and what you see is that they always lean left and always attack right. They ultimately know nothing because they only care about their liberal opinions and not about the truth. The first thing I hear from liberals' mouths is that they are sick of both sides being negative in their attacks; they include their own Party only so conservatives won't argue with them. What they really mean is that the Republicans should learn their place and shut up.

I am proud of those Republicans who have become fed up with the lies and have decided to not allow it to continue. It is about time they stand up and fire back at a Party that has terrorized the American people for far too long. They have finally put up the proverbial hand and said enough is enough. These are not negative attacks, it is called the truth. I guess liberals can't distinguish the truth from a lie anymore, not surprised, the weak minded have always been more susceptible to brainwashing.

Catholic Prayers

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ
and the sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world.

For the sake of his sorrowful passion
and the sorrowful Immaculate Heart of Mary:

In the Agony in the Garden,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the scourging of Our Lord,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the crowning with thorns,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the trial,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the carrying of the cross on his wounded shoulder,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the encounter with Mother Mary,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the encounters with the Cyrinean, Veronica and the holy women
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the falls of Our Lord,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the stripping of our Lord's garments,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the crucifixion,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the sorrowful agony and death,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the piercing of His Most Sacred Heart,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

In the sorrows of Our Lady after the death of Our Lord, as She received the body of Jesus in her arms, as She placed Him in the tomb and as She waited until the Resurrection,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Father forgive them, they don't know what they do,
Father forgive Joseph and those that he prays for.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world. [Three times]

Catholic League News Release

EUCHARIST DESECRATED ON YouTube

Under the name fsmdude, a Canadian man, Dominique, has posted over 40 videos on YouTube desecrating the Eucharist. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows:

“On September 29, I wrote to YouTube CEO Chad Hurley asking him to take down these offensive videos. I left a phone message for him on October 3, but he refuses to respond. Accordingly, I have posted my own
video on YouTube calling attention to this matter.

“It was a professor from the University of Minnesota, Morris campus, Paul Z. Myers, who started the war on the Eucharist this past summer by intentionally desecrating a consecrated Host. Because Myers committed this act off-campus, the University did nothing about it. The latest copycat, however, has violated YouTube’s own ‘Community Guidelines.’ YouTube makes it clear that it does not ‘permit hate speech,’ defined as ‘speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion….’ It also says it ‘is not a shock site.’ Now if desecrating what Catholics believe to be the Body and Blood of Christ does not constitute hate speech, as well as expression designed to shock, nothing does.

“In August, YouTube took down a video of a teenager who urinated on the Holocaust memorial in Rhodes, Greece. That was not only the right moral choice, it was consistent with its own strictures. Catholics deserve the same sensitivity, and that is why we are asking YouTube to take down these unconscionable videos. It is not only right morally, it is in compliance with its own guidelines.”


Contact
editor@YouTube.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=1493
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McCain's Hypo Ad

Do You Know The Real Obama? What About His Past?

Sean Hannity put together an absolutely amazing special on Barack Obama and his associates. This is a must watch for every voter. Please take the time to inform yourself and then pass the information onto your friends and family.

Bill Kristol On Gov. Palin

Bill Kristol had an interesting op-ed in the New York Times on an interview/phone call he had with Gov. Palin. First of all, Gov. Palin continues to aggressively fight for victory in November, which quite frankly is nice to see from a Republican. There is an interesting look into her role as a mother. Enjoy!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Founding Fathers Quote

If, for instance, the president is required to do any act, he is not only authorized, but required, to decide for himself, whether, consistently with his constitutional duties, he can do the act.

Joseph Story

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 6, 2008


Rear Admiral Tom Lynch Calls on Barack Obama to Disavow Accusation of American War Crimes in Afghanistan


HARRISBURG, PA -- Rear Admiral Tom Lynch, USN (Ret.) today issued the following statement on Barack Obama's accusation of American war crimes in Afghanistan:

"Barack Obama must disavow his comments equating American forces in Afghanistan to war criminals. This dangerous rhetoric emboldens our enemy, but it also speaks to Barack Obama's judgment and competency to serve as commander in chief. While his remarks were designed to score political points with the left wing of his party during the primary, Barack Obama stands by the comments even after securing the nomination. By defending his words, Barack Obama makes it more difficult for our American heroes in uniform to complete the job we have asked them to do.

"John McCain understands that, as commander in chief, words do matter. As a POW, John McCain endured years of torture to avoid making similar statements that would be used as propaganda to demoralize Americans. He put country first then, and John McCain continues to place the interests of those who bravely serve our nation above all else."

Background: [
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McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 6, 2008



John McCain and Sarah Palin to Campaign in Virginia Beach and Richmond


ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 announced that John McCain and Sarah Palin will campaign in Virginia on Monday, October 13th. Senator McCain and Govenor Palin will hold a rally in Virginia Beach at 10:00 a.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Following the Virginia Beach event, Governor Palin will travel to Richmond to hold a 1:00 p.m. rally at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.

Virginia Campaign Co-Chair, Attorney General Bob McDonnell said, "Voters statewide are excited to have the next President and Vice President of the United States bring their message of reform back to Virginia. John McCain and Sarah Palin will bring some much needed straight talk to the voters in Virginia about strengthening our economy, finding innovative solutions to our energy crisis, and keeping America safe. It is going to be a tough race in Virginia, but we are focused on winning Virginia so that John McCain and Sarah Palin can shake things up in Washington."

Voters can obtain tickets by going to the McCain Virginia website at Virginia.JohnMcCain.com or by visiting one of the Virginia Victory offices starting Tuesday, October 7th from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT. Tickets will be available from Tuesday, October 7th through Monday, October 13th. [
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Senator Inhofe Tv Ad

Steady



JimInhofe.com

Catholic Prayers

AN ELECTION PRAYER TO MARY

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.

Prayer and photo credit: EWTN

McCain's Dangerous Ad

Good News

The media is pulling all stops out to disenfranchise Republican voters and unfortunately some from our side continue to help them. All weekend it has been nonstop negativity trying to convince us that Obama has already won an election that hasn't even taken place yet. You know doubt will remember they pulled the same thing in '04. You had all these pictures of mass rallies attended by celebrities and musicians, and of course John Kerry. Well now we have the exact same pictures and the same chants that the Democrats are going to win.

Contrary to what you heard this weekend, the Republican Party and John McCain has had some good news lately. First of all the Republican Party shattered their monthly fundraising bringing in almost $66 million. We also had almost 70 million people tune into the VP debate, which I feel Gov. Palin won hands down. I have no doubt that by Tuesday the poll numbers will look considerably better. The fact is that most of these polls over sample Democrats. Don't allow the MSM to depress or discourage you. Remember us voters have the final say on November 4.

While I was at the County Headquarters the last few Saturdays I have seen an increase in both donations and volunteers. People are excited about Gov. Palin and our chances of reforming Washington. While you are only hearing about Democrat registrations we have had several people come in to find out how to register to vote. From what I understand this is happening across the state of Wisconsin. The future is bright for McCain/Palin in Wisconsin and no doubt many other battle ground states.

Afghanistan Update

We don't often hear anything out of Afghanistan unless it is the MSM reporting something negative so I wanted to make sure to post this interesting C-Span video. God bless our armed forces.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Second Amendment Is At Risk, Know Where Your Candidate Stands

If the Second Amendment is important to you, and it should be if you want to keep any of your Constitutional rights, then take the time to stop by the NRA's website. They have their endorsements and grades for candidates across the country up. It is very easy to use and well worth the time.

Founding Fathers Quote

It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.

George Washington

McCain's Tax Cutter Ad

McCain Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 5, 2008



Barack Obama's Health Care Record


ARLINGTON, VA -- With Barack Obama lying about John McCain's health care plan today, please find below the facts about Barack Obama's health care record:

BARACK OBAMA RECENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED HIS PLAN WILL COST AT LEAST $150 BILLION A YEAR

Despite What He Claimed Today, Barack Obama Recently Said His Plan Will Cost At Least $150 Billion, Despite Earlier Claims That It Will Cost Much Less:

Barack Obama Said On "60 Minutes" That His Plan Would Cost At Least $150 Billion.
CBS' Steve Kroft: "How much is it going to cost? $150 billion it's going to cost, right?" Obama: "It is. It is. But we pay for every dime that we propose to spend. I believe in pay as you go. That if you want to propose a new program, you better cut some old ones. If you want to expand a program, then you better figure out where the money's coming from." (CBS' "60 Minutes," 9/21/08) [
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Blogger Round Up

American Elephant Blog

Scared Yet?

Badger Blogger

Barack Obama’s friends show what sorts of people he will surround himself with and appoint

Palin’s donate more than twice as much charity in two years than Biden has in the last 8 years combined

Faith and Country

Life Chain

40 Days for Life - Chicago

A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

Planned Parenthood is Dangerously Racist