Saturday, January 17, 2009
I pray to God that I am wrong, but Bush isn't that good of a man. If he was, his administration would not be leaving with such a negative blotch on it's reputation. Bush completely turned his back on his base and coddled and catered to the liberals.
This simple act would not help that reputation, but it would go a long way to restoring hope to the true foundations of America. The liberals and socialists in leadership are not the foundation and certainly not the future of America; they are an abomination that must be removed.
Friday, January 16, 2009
RGA sets fundraising record
Washington, DC – The Republican Governors Association announced today record fundraising numbers for 2008.
“The best way to grow the Republican Party is through the states and by electing effective Governors,” said RGA Chairman Governor Mark Sanford. “The Republican Governors Association’s continued fundraising success and careful planning will allow it to make an unprecedented impact on the 38 Governors races that will take place over the next two years.”
The RGA raised more than $27.5 million for the year and carried forward more than $14 million into 2009. The money raised last year surpassed the amount raised in 2007 by more than $6 million and was over $9 million more than the RGA raised in the last presidential election year.
“Republican Governors lead from the states by offering innovative examples of how to address the nation’s most pressing challenges – from energy and healthcare policy to environmental stewardship and emergency management,” Sanford said. “Electing more Republican Governors over the next two years will allow the GOP to rebuild from the states like it did during the Republican Revolution and the RGA has a plan in place to do just that.”
Several atheist groups sought a preliminary injunction to prevent the saying of prayers and the use of the phrase “so help me God” at the end of President-elect Obama’s oath at next Tuesday’s presidential inauguration. Yesterday U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton denied the request, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove any “harm” would result from the invocation of God. He further ruled that he has no authority over the Presidential Inaugural Committee because it is not a government agent.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
“The judge’s ruling is a victory over mean-spirited nonbelievers trying to impose secular values on a country founded on religious principles, and where over 90% of the people profess a belief in God. The judge saw through the atheists’ arguments, noting that the prayers do not appear ‘to give the impression that the government is endorsing religion.’
“The contention that atheists are ‘harmed’ by public prayer and the display of religious symbols is a specious argument. Besides, if harm is a criterion for censorship, then all atheist groups would have to disband immediately: their very existence causes great harm to the faithful.”
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
WILL OBAMA HONOR IT?
Yesterday, President George W. Bush proclaimed January 18 to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” He said that “All life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection.” The president emphasized that “we aspire to build a society in which every child is welcome in life and protected in law.”
The president received the praise of Catholic League president Bill Donohue:
“George W. Bush will be remembered as doing more to build a culture of life than any president. Not that his father and Ronald Reagan weren’t champions of life, too. The difference is that this president was faced with more challenges, and he made good on every one of them. From embryonic stem cell research and cloning to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and partial-birth abortion, George W. Bush has been the pro-life community’s best friend.
“Barack Obama will soon be president. He is an avowed champion of abortion rights. When asked during the campaign when life begins, he balked, giving a lame answer. Bright as he is, Obama is not well informed about the most fundamental question of them all: What is the origin of human life? But even those who posit that no one can be sure must be inclined to offer protection to that which might be life. To assume otherwise is a game of chance no morally responsible society should tolerate.
“On January 22, the Right to Life March will take place in Washington, D.C. We know of President Bush’s honorable record. We now await to see what President Obama will say on the 36th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.”
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
Thursday, January 15, 2009
January 15, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The nation's Catholic bishops have again warned incoming president Barack Obama to not aggressively promote abortion. In a new letter to him, they call on him to respect the sanctity of human life and to not promote abortion in any universal health care plan.
The letter, provided to LifeNews.com and which outlined "an agenda for dialogue and action," was signed by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. [read more]
Increased Crime 17.61%
Loss Of Jobs 11.95%
Increase In Gang Activity 11.64%
Increased Racial Tensions 9.75%
Explosive Population Growth 9.75%
Greater Strain On Local Schools 9.12%
Decreased Wages 7.86%
Voter Fraud 6.92%
Loss Of Emergency Relief To American Families 6.92%
Increase In Medical Costs Due To Defaults And Increase Patient Load 3.46%
Housing Costs And Foreclosures 2.52%
Illegals Given College Admittance At The Expense American Students 2.52%
By Chuck Norris
Barack Obama emphatically promised more than a year ago, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." Will he keep his word?
The Freedom of Choice Act is a sweeping bill that would abolish all pro-life regulations across the nation, from parental notification laws to bans on federal funding of abortions. The Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops identified 13 categories of pro-life laws that would be stampeded and nullified by FOCA. As far-reaching as the decision of Roe v. Wade is into the states' jurisdictions and our lives, even it, for example, showed certain respect for state laws and limits on infringing regulations in the medical field. FOCA shows no such restraints; it nails shut the coffin on pro-life choices and safeguards.
January 12, 2009
As the 2010 Census nears there has been concern that Iowa could lose one of its five seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. "It does appear with most (population) projections that we will go from five seats to four after the census," District 4 Congressman Tom Latham told the Pilot-Tribune this week.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This week, they’re facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As of late Tuesday afternoon, the Packers were crushing the Bucs, with slightly more than 28,000 votes to slightly more than 3,000 for Tampa Bay.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
With true conservative politicians like Gov. Jindal leading the way we can actually defeat the liberals again in 2012. There have been many times through out history when those in power have ignored advice they should have taken, always to their demise. Let's pray that the GOP doesn't make that mistake.
We must also do our part by electing politicians like Gov. Jindal, Sen. Inhofe Gov. Sanford, and Congressman Flake into all levels of our government.
"We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."
January 13, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A top senator who is familiar with the plans of incoming president Barack Obama says he believes the abortion advocate will quickly reverse President Bush's policy on foreign abortions. Bush put an order in place that prevents forcing taxpayers to fund the performance or promotion of abortions overseas.
That Bush protection, known as the Mexico City Policy, makes it so Americans don't have to send money to groups that do foreign abortions or lobby pro-life nations to change their laws.
It is expected to be reversed on day one of the Obama administration and Sen. Russ Feingold, a pro-abortion Wisconsin Democrat, confirms that to be the case. [read more]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 January 2009
CONTACT: Katie Walker
PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT RESPONDS TO OBAMA INAUGURATION AT HISTORIC PERSONHOOD CONFERENCE
American Life League's Personhood Conference
Jan. 23, 2009 8 a.m. to 3 p.m
Liaison Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Pro-Life leaders, Judie Brown, president of American Life League; David Bereit, leader of the 40 Days for Life campaign; adult stem cell pioneer Dr. Theresa Deisher; Kristi Burton of the Colorado Personhood movement; and Live Action Films president Lila Rose.
Days after the inauguration of the most pro-abortion president in the nation's history, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers from across the country descend on Washington, D.C. to respond with a message of personhood.
At ALL's Personhood Conference, the pro-life movement's most influential leaders explain the cultural and legislative necessity of recognition of all human beings as persons from the moment of creation until natural death.
"Personhood refocuses the pro-life movement on the issues of human rights and human dignity," said ALL President, Judie Brown. "It strikes at the root of all the cultural battles the pro-life movement has fought for the last 35 years in a way that flawed incrementalism never will. We're excited to herald the rejuvenation of the personhood movement - the last real battle in the civil rights movement."
News media seeking credentials to cover American Life League's Personhood Conference please contact Katie Walker at (540) 659-4942 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
American Life League: Rock for Life Training and Activism Week and Personhood Conference
Amican Life League: Training and Activism 2009
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American Life League
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January 13, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The pro-life movement is already behind the eight ball when it comes to the 2010 elections by not having control of the White House or either branch of Congress. Over the last few weeks, they've been given more bad news in the form of four pro-life senators who will not seek re-election.
Ohio Republican Sen. George Voinovich is the latest to indicate he will not run again -- opening up a Senate seat in a politically competitive state that may have otherwise been safe. [read more]
Well, as this video clearly demonstrates, it is not Israel teaching Palestinian children to hate and it sure is not Israeli soldiers hiding behind children. This video clearly demonstrates why civilians are being killed. It also clearly demonstrates the evil of the enemy Israel faces and why this is a war for Israel's very survival.
If you are a parent, this video will tear your heart out; it sure did mine. There is nothing graphic or inappropriate; just the simple horror that anyone would allow their children to be used this way.
I hope this video is seen by our Catholic leadership. I could not be more disappointed by their stand on this issue. If they truly want peace, as I know they do, then they should start supporting Israel and condemning the actions of groups like Hamas.
Monday, January 12, 2009
RSC Update: Monday, January 12, 2009
From the Chairman
With our nation facing unprecedented challenges, we embark on a mission to restore the opportunities, principles, and prosperity which we value as a nation. It is an honor and a privilege to accept the torch passed on by Chairman Jeb Hensarling, whose devotion to conservative principles will make our opportunities for resurgence possible.
The 111th Congress is now officially under way, and already the American people have reason to be concerned about the federal government reaching even deeper into their pockets. In the very first week, the Democratic majority put their agenda above that of the American people, passing heavy-handed changes in the House rules to eliminate hallmark reforms of the Contract with America and make it much easier to implement tax and spending increases. This means that conservatives in Congress who understand that tax hikes and massive government programs are no way to revitalize our struggling economy will have to be more vigilant than ever.
Currently, the President-elect and his big-spending allies in Congress are rolling out the largest “borrowing and spending” bill in American history – a so-called stimulus plan that starts with a $775 billion price tag before it even reaches Capitol Hill. With the federal deficit projected to reach at least $1.2 trillion in 2009, the time to end irresponsible government handouts is long past here. Unfortunately, many on the other side of the aisle still seem to believe that we can solve our ongoing economic problems by throwing money at them – money that we simply don’t have. Instead of relying on the government to provide what is, at best, an expensive temporary patch for our struggling economy, we should instead focus on long-term solutions that encourage businesses to grow and individuals to invest. The road to economic recovery is long, but we must ensure it is our people, not the government, that leads us to prosperity.
Working as a team, the membership of the RSC will stand up for the values and ideas that will allow freedom to flourish and lead us out of economic despair. It is with great optimism that I look forward to leading this charge as Republicans reestablish our place as the party of positive solutions.
Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA)
Chairman, House Republican Study Committee
RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. With irresponsible tax hikes, unbridled federal spending, and the Democrats’ heavy-handed House rules changes among the many issues at the forefront, RSC members have been busy spreading their message.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: The Road to Prosperity
Rep. John Kline, (R-MN)
Among the first legislative items Congress will consider this year is a broad economic stimulus package. While any such legislation will undoubtedly contain many items that appeal to some members — and some items that appeal to many members — no amount of economic stimulus will solve our economy's ills unless we also address the reckless spending problem that is pervasive in Washington. (Read more)
Wall Street Journal: GOP Should Fight Health Care Rationing
Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA)
Perhaps the greatest missed opportunity of the past eight years was the chance for Republicans to fundamentally reform the terribly broken American health-care system. Access to quality health care has long been a professed priority, yet Republicans have been reluctant to tackle the issue. (Read more)
Flash Report: Nancy Pelosi’s Unprecedented Power GrabRep Ed. Royce (R-CA) Upon first becoming Speaker in 2007, Nancy Pelosi promised to "bring openness and transparency to the budget process." Today, with passage of the new House rules for the 111th Congress she is doing just the opposite. The Democrat Leaders' new rules limit the dissent of the minority, inhibit open debate and cloud transparency. It reverts Congress back to undemocratic one-party rule and backroom deals that we rejected more than a decade ago. (Read more)
Washington Times: The Road to ProsperityRep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
The New Year has just arrived and President-elect Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress have already begun constructing a plan to spend more of your money in 2009. They are calling it a stimulus, but it sounds a lot more like a combination of corporate handouts and government jobs programs. (Read more)
KOGO-AM San Diego: Interview with Rep. John Campbell (R-CA)
In a wide-ranging conversation, Rep. Campbell discusses Nancy Pelosi’s efforts to ram through House rules changes that pave the way for massive tax hikes, eliminate term limits for committee chairs, and further weakens the Democrats’ PAYGO farce. (Listen here)
RSC Legislative Activity
RSC members have been quick to launch the new session of Congress with productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Continues Bailout Fight with New Tax Holiday Bill
Rep. Gohmert (R-TX) wasted no time in continuing his fight against Washington’s excessive bailouts as the 111th Congress opened. Moments after the House opened for official business, the Congressman introduced an updated version of his two month tax holiday proposal that gained extensive national support over the past month, clearly signaling that he intends to push the issue until the majority party brings this bill to the Floor of the House for a vote. (Read more)
Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA) Introduces Sanctity of Human Life Act
Keeping his promise once again to his constituents to provide constitutional protections to unborn children, Representative Broun introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act as his first bill in the new 111th Congress. The Sanctity of Human Life Act defines life as beginning at fertilization with the creation of a human zygote. (Read more)
House Floor Activity
The following legislation saw a vote on the House floor this week:
The 111th Congress Rules Package (H.Res. 5) prevents the minority from being able to offer a “promptly” motion to recommit, changes the PAYGO rule to limit what motions to recommit are germane (by separating the underlying bill and the “payfor” prior to engrossment), and strikes an un-enforced rule from the 110th Congress that prohibited the majority from keeping votes open solely for the purpose of changing the outcome. It also eliminates term limits for committee chairmen and “turns off” Medicare cost containment. The rules package ignores several reforms offered by RSC members in the previous Congress. Passed 242-141.
The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 11) negates the Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007, No. 05-1074) decision and changes previous law to allow wage-discrimination claims based on sex PLUS race, color, religion, or national origin “when a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice is adopted, when an individual becomes subject to a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, or when an individual is affected by application of a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid, resulting in whole or in part from such a decision or other practice.” This bill invites the filing of stale claims. By eliminating any statute of limitation on employment discrimination claims the bill encourages claims to be filed years, or even decades, after an injustice may have occurred. It also feeds into the hands of trial lawyers and will encourage frivolous lawsuits, which is already a serious problem under current law. Passed 247-171.
The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) tightens the equal pay requirements established in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.). The bill would require employers to affirmatively demonstrate that a pay differential is not based on sex, is specific to the position in question, and “is consistent with business necessity.” This places heavy burdens on employers and makes the basic free-market decisions of setting wages subject to the whims of judges and juries. The bill would allow for unlimited compensatory and punitive damages for private-sector employers and would not require that an employer be shown to have intended to do harm. Passed 256-163.
Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (H.Res. 34) expresses vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders. It also encourages the Administration to work actively to support a durable and sustainable cease-fire in Gaza , as soon as possible, that prevents Hamas from retaining or rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure, including the capability to launch rockets and mortars against Israel, and thereby allowing for the long-term improvement of daily living conditions for the people of Gaza. Passed 390-5.
Each week, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.
H.R. 12, Paycheck Fairness Act: $15.0 millionH.R. 36, Presidential Library Donation Reform Act: $5.0 millionTotal five-year cost of authorizations passed by the House this week: $20 millionTotal five-year cost of authorizations passed by the House this year: $20 million
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5. The Doctrine of Original Intent
by William Gheen
of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
Across America a terrible story unfolds trapping honest and hard working Americans between the proverbial rock and a hard space. It is a story that I have gleaned from conversations with those directly impacted. It is a story I have learned from reading between the lines in the print media.
Many of America's print media publications are now facing well deserved financial extinction due to their penchant for bias, censorship, and promotions of unpopular political positions, rather than reporting facts. No issue illustrates their heavy bias more than illegal immigration.
American readers are bombarded on a daily basis with the latest illegal alien sob stories about how illegal aliens are getting laid off, being profiled, discriminated against, or finding it harder to get licenses and government benefits from mean and hateful Americans, while the most important part of the story is conspicuously absent!
The Americans who are falling down in historic numbers are not in these articles or publications!
The propagandists at the newspapers should take heed, when I remind them of two important things. One, people read the news to learn the facts and not the asserted political positions of the paper. Two, readers look for characters in articles, as well as in movies and books, who they can identify with.
Americans are losing their wages, jobs, homes, health, and sanity in numbers unprecedented since the Great Depression, yet you will not hear their trials and troubles in your elitist newspapers. And if you do get a glimpse of the horror of your neighbors and fellow countrymen, you will most certainly never hear of what I will speak of next.
You will not hear about how illegal immigration is trapping Americans in a vice which is leading to the destruction of their lives. [read more]
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the selection of Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to offer a prayer at an inaugural event next week:
“President-elect Barack Obama says he wants to unite Americans, and yet he chooses the most polarizing person in the Episcopal Church, Bishop Gene Robinson, to offer a prayer at one of his inaugural events. Robinson, who dumped his wife and children to live with another man, is not just an embarrassment to rank-and-file Episcopalians, he has a record of offending Catholics, as well.
“In 2005, Robinson said the following: ‘I find it so vile that they [the Catholic Church] think they are going to end the child abuse scandal by throwing out homosexuals from seminaries. It is an act of violence that needs to be confronted.’ He added that ‘Pope Ratzinger [sic] may be the best thing that ever happened to the Episcopal Church. We are seeing so many Roman Catholics joining the church.’
“Three months ago, the disgraced openly gay bishop admitted that he had led a retreat a few years ago for gay Catholic priests. He stuck his nose into the affairs of the Catholic Church even further when he urged those priests to push for women priests, saying ‘that if you work for the ordination of women in your church, you will go a long way toward opening the door for the acceptance of gay priests.’
“In other words, Obama has chosen a man who offends Catholics as much as he does Protestants. If that’s his idea of inclusion, he can keep it. The only saving grace is that Robinson says he will not use a Bible next week. It would be news if he did.”
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
Sunday, January 11, 2009
In its current state Mexico is already a border security threat; just ask those living along the border who are caught up in the drug wars, kidnappings, and murders on a daily basis. There is no order in Mexico, there is no authority, as the drug gangs routinely attack and kill police officers who attempt to maintain control.
It is only a matter of time before the dissension reaches all levels of their government. The US should be securing our border now, before it is too late. They need to be serious about maintaining control within our borders now and protecting our citizens from what is happening in a country quickly slipping into third world conditions.
Do you really want what is going to spill over the border in your neighborhood? I notice that most people who scream for open borders live in nice neighborhoods that have no clue what comes with allowing our borders to be invaded on a daily basis.
Before one more of them uses the word racist against those who are for border security they need to put their money where their mouth is and open up their neighborhoods to these visitors. Give them housing right next door and let them try to go enjoy their cities after the gangs move in. When it is their children being killed by illegals driving without licenses and raped by criminals who have snuck across the border I wonder who will be the racists then?
Are we returning to the winters of the past? I wonder what the global warming experts are going to do to explain this. I am sure they will find a way to blame it on those pesky cattle emissions. Don't worry, I am sure they will find a way to enforce a global cooling tax.