Saturday, May 16, 2009

Founding Fathers Quote

Illustrious examples are displayed to our view, that we may imitate as well as admire. Before we can be distinguished by the same honors, we must be distinguished by the same virtues. What are those virtues? They are chiefly the same virtues, which we have already seen to be descriptive of the American character -- the love of liberty, and the love of law.

James Wilson

5/16/09 Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)

PA still seeks Israel's demise, US-trained army could attack Jewish state

Headline News

Friday, May 15, 2009 Israel Today Staff


PA still seeks Israel's demise, US-trained army could attack Jewish state

A top Palestinian Authority official admits the "two-state solution" is really just a means of bringing about Israel's collapse, and the American general training up the new PA army reveals those troops could turn on Israel.

Speaking with Lebanon's ANB Television last week, Palestinian Authority representative in Lebanon Abbas Zaki said he personally doesn't desire any kind of peace deal with Israel, but explained that establishing a state in Judea and Samaria with eastern Jerusalem as its capital will be a step toward Israel's destruction.

Said Zaki: "In my opinion, with such a solution, Israel will collapse. Because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will be left of all their [the Jews’] talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen Nation? What will be with all the sacrifices they gave and then they are told to leave?"

Most Israelis are no longer blind to the fact that most Palestinians still harbor a long-term desire to destroy the Jewish state, so Zaki's words surprised few.

More worrying was US General Keith Dayton's apparent revelation this week that the Palestinian soldiers he is currently training could attack Israel in the near future.

Speaking at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Dayton said, "There is perhaps a two-year shelf life on being told that you're creating a state, when you're not."

Writing in the liberal magazine The Nation, investigative journalist Robert Dreyfuss noted, "To my ears, at least, his subtle warning is that if concrete progress isn't made toward a Palestinian state, the very troops Dayton is assembling could rebel."

During the opening months of the last intifada in late 2000 and early 2001, uniformed Palestinian Authority troops armed with American weapons and training did indeed directly engage Israeli forces and attack Israeli civilians.


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

Pro-Life Advocates Hail New Poll Showing American Pro-Life Majority on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 15, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The results of a new Gallup poll showing a majority of Americans taking a pro-life position on abortion is good news to pro-life advocates who have been engaged for years in the human rights struggle. They say the results show the educational efforts they've engaged in are finally paying dividends. [read more]

Tennessee House Debate Coming on Amendment to Limit Pro-Abortion Court Ruling

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 15, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Tennessee state House will hold a debate and vote soon on a constitutional amendment that would limit the reach of an aggressive pro-abortion ruling almost a decade ago from the Tennessee Supreme Court. When the debate occurs, a pro-life groups hopes the amendment is approved with no changes.

The amendment is necessary because the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled 4-1 in 2000 that the state constitution allows unlimited abortions. [read more]

Ireland Pro-Life Group Raises Abortion Before Election, Poll Has Pro-Life Majority

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 15, 2009


Dublin, Ireland (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-life group is raising the issue of abortion before the June elections. Meanwhile, a January poll, the results of which are only becoming available now, shows a pro-life majority when it comes to both abortion as well as destroying unborn children in scientific research. [
read more]

Armed Forces Day

On this Armed Forces Day we remember our military personnel through out the World who are selflessly serving our great Republic. I would also like to thank all the family members and the veterans who have served before.

US Army Marching Song



United States Military

A Victory For The Pro-Life Community

For the first time the Gallup Poll has more Americans declaring themselves pro-life than pro-choice. I heard on Fox News several commentators chalk this up simply to Obama's radical pro-abortion policies and beliefs. I am sure that has some to do with it. I also think there is 2 overlooked factors. First of all, under Pope Benedict's leadership, the Catholic Church has been restating, forcefully, the sanctity of life and pushing it into the open like never before.

The second thing is technology. In the last couple of years ultrasound technology went from a black and white, grainy photo to very detailed 3 and 4-D images. You also have shows like "In the Womb" done by National Geographic, a liberal organization, that I think had unintended consequences. It is kind of hard to deny a life when you are staring at a perfect representation of it. I think that as technology continues to improve it will be easier to spread the pro-life message. A fight that we must never give up on.

Time To Bring Back The Constitution

I am a big Glenn Beck and Judge Napolitano fan so I have been in Heaven now that they both work for Fox News. The judge just did an article for Glenn's newsletter. Here is a portion, but please take the time to read it all at Glenn's site.

How To Curtail the Federal Beast

May 15, 2009 - 11:17 ET

By Judge Andrew Napolitano


1.) The Scope of the Problem.

The Constitution gives the Congress only 17 discrete powers. One of them is the power to regulate interstate commerce and another is the power to tax incomes. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, almost from the time the first Congress sat, it used its Commerce Clause power to tax goods, to control private behavior, and even to prohibit items in interstate commerce. Subsequent Congresses used that power to control the conditions for production and sale of goods that eventually made their way into interstate commerce. And modern Congresses have used that power to regulate any human behavior they wish, so long as the behavior, when combined with other similar behavior, might conceivably affect the movement of goods or persons in interstate commerce. [read more]

Another RINO Jumps On Obama's Bandwagon

Gov. Huntsman of Utah, a RINO and sellout, has decided to make it official and become Obama's ambassador to China. First of all, this doesn't surprise me in the least because all the articles I have read on him have shown him to be an unpricipled RINO. What I don't understand, and maybe some of our readers from Utah could enlighten me; how did he get elected in such a conservative state? Did he misrepresent himself as a Conservative like Gov. Perry does everytime there is an election? Or, was he honest and ran as a RINO?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Obama - Crimes Against Humanity

By Obama's own condemnation of the Bush administration for torture has also condemned himself of crimes against humanity. By his own standards, as low as they are, his support for abortion makes him guilty. In God's eyes it doesn't matter if you consider a fetus a person. God doesn't care if Supreme Court says it is lawful to kill your child before it is born. God holds us to his law and his standard. Obama should worry about his own sins and not what is or is not necessary in war. God has already made it clear how war should be conducted and gutless liberals don't change that.

States Are Starting To Hold The Feds Accountable To The Constition

It is about time we start seeing states taking back their Constitutional powers stripped from them by a federal government that has unconstitutionally stolen those powers. Far too long the federal government, and even the Supreme Court, has stuck its nose where it don't belong and never did. Our Founding Fathers went to war to get a Monarchy out of their business and understood that it could happen again if the states didn't have the power to govern themselves.

Rep. Michele Bachmann Video: Fox News Covers ACORN Press Conference

Under The Obama Administration The FBI Goes After Children Instead Of Terrorists

Apparently, under Obama, national security means taking children away as suspected terrorists while releasing the real terrorists to go and live next door to you. Here is a story that will scare any parent. This young 16 year old boy, who was apparently set up by an unknown person or group, was arrested and taken away from his mother without due process. Here are citizens, children, having their rights taken away, yet Obama want Gitmo shut down and the terrorists released; possibly into the US. This is a crime and they know it. They are willingly holding this boy a political prisoner and ruining his life.

Founding Fathers Quote

Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue.

John Witherspoon

Stimulus Money Consequences

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blogger Round Up

RedState

Mark Sanford Takes The Heat

Obama Official Says U.S. ‘Not Perfect’ in Human Rights at U.N. Panel Meeting

Wintery Knight Blog

British flight attendant fired for refusing to behave as a Muslim

Berry Laker

Tea Party 2.0 Recap

Big Guy - Bigger Opinions

Healthcare Torture

Michigan Redneck II

Judging a Barry Goldwater Book by it’s Back Cover

WEBSTER'S BLOGSPOT

State legislators acting like state legislators

Way Up North

The Coming Ice Age

Rep. Michele Bachmann On ACORN's Pattern Of Voter Registration Fraud



Rep. Michele Bachmann has been all over this ACORN issue so I was glad to see Glenn invite her on. This is another example of a Conservative in Washington who is actually leading.

Obama's Failed Policies Did Not Save GM

We didn't see this coming; at least not if you are a liberal with blinders on. GM failing despite Obama's stimulus is exactly why the taxpayers are so angry at Obama for his massive stimulus failure. The only thing Obama's stimulus plan accomplished was lining the pockets of CEO's, and friends, family, and lobbyists to those who laid on the earmarks.

GM should have been allowed to fail, go bankrupt, and been forced to restructure. That is what happens when mistakes are made, there are consequences. The path to success is only revealed by learning from your mistakes or from the mistakes of others.

Never reward laziness, irresponsibility, or ignorance; it does no one any good. What more proof does anyone need that Obama doesn't have a clue what he is doing?

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

PRESS RELEASES

Closing Guantanamo Without a Safe Alternative: Irresponsible, Dangerous, Unacceptable
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

Thursday, May 14, 2009

‘If safety is our top concern then the administration should rethink its plan to transfer terrorists to American communities’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the threats and legal questions posed by the potential transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States:

“Last night we learned that the supplemental war spending bill that the Senate will take up contains 80 million dollars to be used for closing Guantanamo. But the language of the bill acknowledges what Republicans have been saying for months: the administration has no plan to safely close this secure detention facility.

“And closing Guantanamo without a safe alternative would be irresponsible, dangerous, and unacceptable to the American people.

“Americans are worried that closing Guantanamo by an arbitrary deadline won’t keep them as safe as Guantanamo has, and they’re particularly worried about the administration’s reported plans to transfer some detainees to detention facilities on American soil.

“State and local officials in places like Louisiana, California, Virginia, and Missouri have been introducing resolutions to keep terrorists from coming to their communities. And one look at the experience that Alexandria, Virginia, had a few years ago during the trial of 9/11 conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui makes it easy to see why.

“Moussaoui was just one terrorist, and yet the effect his presence had on Alexandria was enough for the city’s current mayor to state emphatically that he’s absolutely opposed to relocating prisoners from Guantanamo there. ‘We've had this experience,’ he said recently, ‘Let someone else have it.’

“According to press accounts, housing Moussaoui turned parts of Alexandria into a virtual encampment. Every time he was moved to the courthouse, he was transferred in a heavily-armed convoy that shut down traffic and locked down the surrounding community. One security expert recently told the ‘Washington Post’ that housing detainees from Guantanamo would likely be even more complicated than it was for Moussaoui, with more locations for security personnel to cover and even more snipers.

“According to the same ‘Post’ article, one of Moussaoui’s lawyers said that bringing just two or three Guantanamo detainees to Alexandria would be a, quote, ‘major headache.’ And Alexandria’s Sheriff has warned that multiple detainees could, quote, ‘overwhelm the system.’

“Based on the Moussaoui experience, local business owners in Alexandria also think the arrival of detainees from Guantanamo could be a serious drag on commerce. But even more worrisome for residents is the concern that housing detainees in Alexandria could invite terrorist attacks.

“The problems that one terrorist caused for Alexandria would be duplicated in any city or town detainees from Guantanamo are sent to. Although the administration hasn't given us any details on which cities or towns these might be, we can imagine what they could look forward to, based on Alexandria’s experience with Moussaoui.

• Heavily armed agents patrolling local neighborhoods and rooftop snipers

• Streets locked down and access cut off to local businesses

• Identification checks and bomb-sniffing dogs checking cars

• Millions of dollars in costs and strained local resources

“Kentuckians don’t want to live under these conditions. I doubt any other American would either, especially if you consider that any community that becomes a home to these detainees could have to endure these conditions for years, given the possible length of terror trials.

“Some of the other locations that have been mentioned as possible destinations for the terrorists at Guantanamo include facilities in South Carolina and Kansas. One local official in South Carolina responded to the possibility by saying he didn’t have the police resources to deal with an influx of terrorists from Guantanamo. An official in Kansas said Guantanamo detainees would significantly tax his police resources.

“The administration claims that closing Guantanamo and transferring some detainees to U.S. soil would make the American people safer. But based on the experience of Alexandria, it’s easy to see why many Americans are skeptical. The administration has said that when it comes to Guantanamo, its highest priority is the safety of the American people. But if safety is our top concern, then the administration should rethink its plan to transfer terrorists to American communities.”

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Judge Roy Moore On Our Christian Nation

While in Turkey Obama made the statement that we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation. Well, here is a news flash Obama; we are a Christian nation and we were founded as a Christian nation. Another news flash Obama; just because you happen to fill the Presidency, don't presume that you speak for us.

Everyone please keep this in mind: God has blessed this nation with all its greatness because of the light we have been to the world. With Obama snuffing that light out, that testimony out how long will it be before God removes his protection from us? How long after God turns his back on us will it be before our enemies move upon us?

Tea Party 2.0 Tonight

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) led by Gov. Mark Sanford will be holding Tea Party 2.0 tonight. I encourage you to register and be involved. I think this is a great way to stay motivated and to encourage each other, while at the same time letting the RGA know what the people really want. A return to Federalism and the reigning in of big government.

I was not able to attend a Tea Party and I am sure there are others out there who were unable to attend; this is our chance to get involved from the convenience of our own home. I am happy to see the RGA is being proactive.

We have two governors races this year in New Jersey and Virginia, with 36 races coming up in 2010. Let's take back our Republic. Gov. Sanford discussed the Tea Party on Greta Van Susteren last night; here is the transcript.

Great Minds Think Alike

RedState has apparently had it with the NRSC and in this post points out they've also lost their support. I am encouraged by this. RedState, obviously, has more influence than our blog and it will be harder for Sen. Cornyn to ignore. Let's take back our Party people.

Top Potential Obama Supreme Court Picks Pro-Abortion, Likely Will Pick Woman

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 13, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama is facing more pressure to appoint a pro-abortion woman judge to the Supreme Court to replace retiring pro-abortion Justice David Souter. Six potential picks mentioned today are mostly women and all are abortion advocates.

They include pro-abortion Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and pro-abortion Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. [
read more]

Notre Dame Alumni Withhold Nearly $14 Million for Honoring Pro-Abortion Obama

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 13, 2009


South Bend, IN (LifeNews.com) -- Notre Dame alumni who are upset with the university's decision to allow pro-abortion President Barack Obama to give this coming weekend's commencement speech and to give him an honorary degree continue to withhold their donations to the Catholic college. [read more]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NRCC Video: Democrats' Airport For No One

Marco Rubio Makes His Case

Marco Rubio is continuing to articulate why he is running for Senate in Florida and where our Party went wrong. This is exactly the type of articulate passion the Party needs most in the Senate. It is people like Sen. Cornyn and Gov. Crist who represent the failed policies of the liberal elite in our own Party let's show them how irrelevant they have become by supporting true Conservatives relentlessly.

American Life League Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12 May 2009
CONTACT: Katie Walker
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org

A.L.L. RALLIES DIOCESE TO TAKE NOTRE DAME OFF CATHOLIC DIRECTORY

Washington, DC (12 May 2009) –American Life League will lead a prayer rally on the steps of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend today to encourage Bishop John D’Arcy to remove Notre Dame from “The Official Catholic Directory.”

The group says more than 40 years of dissent from official Catholic Church teaching disqualifies the school from identifying itself as a Catholic institution.

American Life League set up operations in Fort Wayne, Indiana, last month in response to the scandal surrounding Notre Dame and the announcement that President Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in history, would give the 2009 commencement address and receive an honorary law degree.

“We’re begging Bishop John D’Arcy to rebuke this attack on the faith. No more will we tolerate Catholic schools undermining Catholic teaching on life, on marriage ... on the family itself,” said Michael Barnett, American Life League director of leadership development in a letter to the group’s supporters across the country.

If removed from the Directory, a definitive list of Catholic institutions in the United States, Notre Dame would join at least four other formerly Catholic universities: Marist College, St. John Fisher College, Nazarene College and Marymount Manhattan College.

“We must pray for the realization that there is no contradiction at a modern university between the search for truth and the pursuit of God,” said Mike Barnett, American Life League director of leadership development. “We’re here to achieve integrity and honesty about what is and is not a Catholic university.”

The prayer rally will take place Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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: Notre Dame: A Timeline of Dissent
http://all.org/article.php?id=11934

American Life League: Petition to Remove Notre Dame from the "Official Catholic Directory"
http://all.org/ndpetition/




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

Catholic League News Release

CATHOLICS WANT HARRY KNOX OUSTED;
OBAMA APPOINTEE MUST GO


Catholic League president Bill Donohue participated in a teleconference today with other Catholic leaders demanding the ouster of Harry Knox from President Obama’s Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He explains his position as follows:

“On April 6,
CNSNews.com
wrote a story about the appointment of ‘pope basher’ Harry Knox to Obama’s faith-based program; Knox said he stood by his hate speech against the pope and activist Catholics opposed to gay marriage. The next day, the Catholic League, citing several of Knox’s anti-Catholic remarks, said he was ‘unfit to serve.’ Subsequently, people like Rep. Mike Pence have asked for Knox’s dismissal. When questioned about Knox’s appointment, Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs always claim ignorance of his anti-Catholic record. Thus, the reason for the teleconference.

“If all Knox had done was to criticize the Catholic Church on public policy issues, there would be no problem. But he is not content to disagree—he must demonize the opposition. If Knox were appointed to an advisory board on the environment, his role would not trigger such a strong response. But when Tony Dungy is pressured to decline an invitation to serve on the same board—simply because he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman—then justice demands that Knox be removed.

“Moreover, Knox, who is not Catholic, has a record of slamming the Catholic Church on internal matters that are none of his business. To wit: he blasted the decision of a priest not to give Holy Communion to a lesbian activist couple, and he accused the Catholic Church of promoting ‘mind control’ and a ‘dangerous’ position for simply saying that candidates for the priesthood cannot support the ‘gay culture.’

“In short, the
letter by Catholic leaders to President Obama requesting him to remove Harry Knox from his post is entirely warranted.”

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://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1611
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Trouble For Obama's Supreme Court Pick?

We can only hope that Obama's pick will be held to a higher standard than Obama himself has. He seems to have lowered his morals and principles to that of a fungus; you got it, he doesn't have any. It looks as if, however, there are enough Democrats that may hold him to a higher standard when it comes to his Supreme Court pick. Are troubles brewing on the horizon for Obama? Again, we can only hope.

Sessions Calls For Senate To Rise To The Occasion

Sessions challenges the Senate to put the personal and political feelings aside and actually fulfill their duty by holding Obama's Supreme Court nominee to the necessary standard, as should all nominees by held. Sessions has proven he has earned his seat through his actions and calls on the rest of the Senate to do the same. If they actually heeded his words then we would get a justice who would apply and interpret the law equally and fairly. What do you think our chances are of that actually happening? I pray to God that Obama's nominee has the fear of God in him or her.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is one of the greatest thinkers of our time. I have such a deep seeded respect for him and his writings, as our regular readers already know. Here is an article where he touches the subject of torture. It is a dirty, but necessary, part of national security; there is no way around it. You don't put political correctness or international influences before your own nation's sovereignty or security or you will go the same way as the Roman Empire; extinct.

In this article Sowell takes on Obama's agenda to give the Federal Government limitless power by appointing activist, empathic judges to the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution favorably for them. By interpreting states' right away and giving the power to the Federal Government they will be able to strip your own personal freedoms away. Thank God there are states taking a stand and taking back their power and sovereignty; states like Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and many more.

My Two Cents On The NRSC's Betrayal

DR's post on the NRSC's endorsement of Gov. Charlie Crist has my dander up. DR is right, you know, the NRSC got it wrong again.

I have had enough of the Party betraying its base and our principles. This "narrow-minded liberal's" club has gone too far to the left and everyone of the RINO's have worn out their welcome. This leadership is a complete joke and waste of time and money. They say we need to move in a new direction, but all I see is a bunch of power hungry intraverts who aren't willing to let go of philosophies that don't work.

Everything we are working so hard for, to win in 2010 and 2012, is going to be for nothing because they will never get it; conservative means not loosening your morals to win. All they care about is trying to look like the Dems because they some how have it in their minds that only liberals can win. The truth is liberals only win when Conservatives screw up. They are pushing liberal and unprincipled candidates and refuse to learn from their past mistakes.

They all need to be voted out and shown the door. Since when can a crusty, old liberal represent us better than a true conservative? You cannot just call your self conservative like some label stuck in a coat, you have to earn it by leading a conservative life. Just like all these politicians who claim to be Catholic while living secular and hedonistic lives.

In today's day and age the Party must move away from the liberal left and must embrace conservatives values. They must also actively seek to earn the votes of minorities and add their conservative values to our base. We have a perfect opportunity now with Marco Rubio. He is Conservative; he is Catholic; he is of Cuban descent.

We could not ask for a better opportunity to grow our base and attract conservative minorities. However, once again, the Party leadership flushes it down the toilet for a used up liberal like Crist. I call all RINO's out and challenge them to man up and do the Specter thing; join the Democrats, it's what you are.

We can all get behind Rubio and carry him to a win despite these traitors in our midst. Just imagine the impact he can have on the Hispanic vote in Florida. By what stretch of the imagination do they have the audacity to believe he can't win. As a Hispanic myself I am excited and energized with opportunities like this. It is the shot in the arm that our Party desperately needs.

The Dems constantly court the minority vote and then kick them to the curb when they've gotten what they want. We can win their votes and keep them by showing them a Party where they can truly belong without getting raked over by liberal and socialist agendas and policies.

We need to show this inept leadership what our Party is truly about, that we will vote our principles and not their agendas, and that Conservatives are the only candidates who will win. Everyone of us can make the Party change, by voting what we know is right and not what they tell us will win and by voting together in mass and not sitting out any election because you think everyone else will vote for you.

Obama In Your Cereal Bowl

Obama's administration isn't satisfied with taxing the sugar you consume, now the FDA wants to go after Cheerios for telling you they can lower your cholesterol. I mean if people actually knew that Cheerios and other foods can lower your cholesterol how would the FDA make money off cholesterol lowering drugs. Obama's administration has no business making these kinds of decisions and he had better back off; he wouldn't be the first president impeached for being an egotistical idiot.

h/t: Drudge Report

Update On SR

My beloved wife, SR, does have to have surgery; we found out on Thursday. We also found out that her heart condition she was recently diagnosed with is more serious than we were led to believe and she has to have yearly EKG's. I would appreciate if everyone could keep her in prayer next Wednesday as she goes in for surgery at 5:30 am.

She is handling it very well, however it is stressing me out. I feel like I am going on 60 instead of 30. I haven't explained it to the older kids yet. I am now sure how to or if I should. The school year is getting ready to end and I don't want to distract them. Though, I doubt they will overlook us heading to the hospital at 5:30 am and then Mom being off of work.

This whole thing would be much harder if I didn't have God and my Catholic faith to fall back on. It really is amazing to consider that the god of the Universe actually cares about my wife's well being. Very humbling and comforting.

NRSC Backs RINO In Blatant Disregard Of The Base

The NRSC has once again decided to stick it to us Conservatives in an extremely rare move; they immediately came out and endorsed Gov. Crist over Conservative Marco Rubio. Even appearing to go so far as to try and get Rubio to drop out. Of course, obviously, we should never support the NRSC I was hopeful that when Sen. Cornyn, a Texan, took over he would recruit Conservatives.

Instead he has made it apparent he will only recruit and support RINO's. He supported Specter before his defection, he encouraged Ridge to run, and now he is taking sides in an open primary to support Crist. What good does it do us if we elect Senators who agree with the Democrats the majority of the time. It is just repeating the mistakes of the Bush years. Senator Cornyn should step down.

Until the establishment wants to support Conservatives they should receive no support from the base. I am actually quite excited about this development though. They are not hiding the fact that they plan on blowing us Conservatives off. If we get behind good Conservative candidates like Rubio and Toomey. The grassroots could be responsible for electing Conservative candidates and putting the Party establishment on notice. They believe Crist will raise more money than Rubio; let's prove them wrong.

With SR's surgery coming up our finances are tight, but I guarantee I will be sending something. Five dollars here and there adds up quickly when it comes in from all over the country. This is our Party, let's fight for it. It is our children's future being wasted so men like Sen. Cornyn can feel important. Let' put an end to it at the ballot box.

I know some people are still worn out from the '08 election, but if we sit on the sidelines it will be too late and we will have to choose between the lesser of two evils again instead of having a Conservative choice. BTW, Rubio did not back down. Here he is standing up to Obama's best friend in Florida, Gov. Crist.

Marco Rubio on why being a conservative matters in a GOP primary

Catholic League News Release

SOME JEWS AND MUSLIMS INSULT POPE

After Pope Benedict XVI spoke at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, the chairman of the Directorate, Avner Shalev, said that while the pope’s visit was “important,” he regretted that the pope never mentioned anti-Semitism nor the Nazis. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, chairman of the Yad Vashem Council and Tel Aviv’s chief rabbi, said the pope’s speech was “devoid of any compassion, any regret.” Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin accused the pope of not asking for “forgiveness,” noting that the pope’s (coerced) membership in the Hitler Youth means he carries “baggage.”

Following the pope’s visit to Yad Vashem, Palestinian leader Sheik Taysir Tamimi forced his way to the pulpit at an interreligious event asking the pope to fight for “a just peace for a Palestinian state and for Israel to stop killing women and children and destroying mosques as she did in Gaza”; he asked the pope to “pressure the Israeli government to stop its aggression against the Palestinian people.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“When the pope spoke at Yad Vashem, he said he had come ‘to stand in silence before this monument, erected to honor the memory of the millions of Jews killed in the horrific tragedy of the Shoah.’ Didn’t Avner Shalev hear that? Or how about these words from the pope? ‘May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled or forgotten!’ Rabbi Lau, never one to miss an opportunity to say it’s never enough, embarrassed his cohorts when he said that the pope’s speech was devoid of compassion. As for Rivlin, he should know that it is not the pope who needs to apologize for the crimes of the Nazis—indeed he was victimized by them. Some baggage!

“The Vatican quickly condemned Sheik Tamimi’s hate speech, as it should have. Where are all the Muslim leaders condemning it? There is a time and a place for everything—and this was wrong on both counts. To exploit the pope’s journey for peace by beckoning him to bash Jews shows how utterly futile it is to have an interreligious meeting with some people. Evidently, Tamimi doesn’t get what ‘Never Again’ really means.”

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://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1610

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Marco Rubio For US Senate Video: Let the Debate Begin

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Tuesday, May 11, 2009

From the Chairman
For too long, Washington has taken an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to the country’s energy policy. Last summer, when the price of gas topped $4 per gallon, we were reminded that Washington’s approach to energy, like so many issues, is reactive rather than forward thinking. With gas prices inching back up again, the need to employ a 21st century energy approach is as pressing as ever. Yet Democrats are taking a different, dangerous approach.

Currently, President Obama is working with Speaker Pelosi to implement a massive tax hike disguised as energy policy. At a time when families across the country are struggling to make ends meet, the President and his Democrat friends want to take over $3,000 in new taxes from every American family in order to appease extreme political cronies. This is not a solution. It is a recipe for economic disaster.

As we are committed to positive, bold solutions, the Republican Study Committee last week introduced an energy plan that makes sense. Instead of punishing families for using the only energy sources available to them, our plan will promote innovation, conservation, and responsible production in order to provide abundant energy sources and finally pave the way for American energy self-sufficiency.

Fundamentally, the American Energy Innovation Act is an All-You-Can-Create approach that will empower the American people to find the energy solutions of tomorrow. Given the proper tools, there is nothing that the American people cannot create or overcome. By providing incentives to create innovative, renewable energy sources, we can lay the groundwork for a world in which both a healthy economy and a healthy environment can co-exist.
If someone you know would like to join our fight for a 21st century energy solution, please have them join us at http://rsc.price.house.gov.

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely,
Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, 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.

· Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03): Ready for Rationing? NetRight Nation, May 6.

· Rep. John Campbell (CA-48): A Holiday to Invest; The Ripon Forum, May 7.

· Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03): No Terrorists in Our Back Yard; Townhall, May 7.

· Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), featured: Alternative Introduced to Cap and Tax Fiasco; Human Events, May 7.

RSC Legislative Activity
RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.

· Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) is set to introduce a constitutional amendment to allow the death penalty to be used in cases of child rape.

· Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) has authored a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner expressing his concerns over the Administration’s response to bank “stress test” results.

· Rep. Bob Latta (OH-05) will introduce the Responsible Reinvestment Act, which would cut taxes for small businesses and finally spark economic growth.

House Floor Activity
The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week


· The House of Representatives voted to create a 9/11-style commission to diagnose the causes of the country’s financial crisis. Unfortunately, Democrats tilted the commission in their favor, paving the way for partisan finger pointing at the expense of the truth.

· The House also passed another bill that meddles in private markets and discourages economic growth. The Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act will work to block recovery in the housing market by unnecessarily regulating private sector activities.

Money Monitor
Each week, the
RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.
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Jonathan Day, Director of Member Services and Business Outreach
Alex Shively, Director of Conservative Coalitions
Brendan Buck, Communications Director
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Catholics Should Not Vote for Pro-Abortion Politicians, Top Vatican Official Says

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 11, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Catholic voters have no reason to vote for a pro-abortion political candidate such as President Barack Obama, a top Vatican official said during Friday's national Catholic prayer breakfast. Archbishop Raymond Burke, who heads the Catholic Church's highest court, held firmly to the pro-life-only position. [
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RSC Video: Congressman Tiahrt on Lou Dobbs Standing up for 2nd Amendment, Privacy Rights, and Law Enforcement

Catholic League News Release

DID THE POPE JOIN HITLER YOUTH?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media reports citing Pope Benedict XVI’s membership in the Hitler Youth:

“The English and French news services, Reuters and AFP, flatly say that the pope ‘was a member of the Hitler Youth.’ The U.K.’s
Timesonline writes that he ‘was in the Hitler Youth and enlisted with the Wehrmacht,’ noting that ‘he had the excuse that this was standard practice for young German men at the time.’ The Daily Mail from Pakistan reports ‘This is a German pope who served in Hitler’s youth corps.’ Israel Today
magazine says many Israelis interpret the pope’s visit to the Holocaust Memorial ‘as a stunt to cover up his past as a member of the Hitler Youth movement during World War II.’ In one article, the Associated Press notes that the pope ‘has written that the Nazis forced him’ to join the Hitler Youth, and in another it mentions ‘Benedict says he was coerced.’ Similarly, CBS reports that ‘Benedict has said he was coerced.’

“All of this is despicable smear. The
New York Times got it right when it said that the pope ‘was forced into the Hitler Youth and the German Army in World War II.’ Bloomberg.com
also got it right when it noted ‘the German pope’s obligatory membership as a 14-year-old in Hitler Youth’; it said further that he ‘didn’t attend meetings and he later deserted when he was drafted into the German army.’ Moreover, his failure to attend Hitler Youth meetings brought economic hardship to his family: it meant no discounts for school tuition. None of this was a stunt. Furthermore, no one can deny that the pope was coerced into doing what the Nazis demanded of young men at the time.

“Günter Grass and Jürgen Habermas, two German intellectuals loved by the pope’s critics, were also forced to join the Hitler Youth. But because they are left-wing icons, no one implies they are anti-Semitic.

“Even Bill Maher apologized when I blasted him for accusing the pope of being a Nazi. The guilty media should do likewise and correct the record.”


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://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1609

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Britain: Half of Teen Pregnancies End in Abortion, Abortion Advocates Applaud

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 11, 2009


London, England (LifeNews.com) -- A new government report indicates half of all teenage pregnancies in Britain now end in abortion. Though the news is tragic to pro-life advocates, those who claim they are "pro-choice" on abortion proved their pro-abortion credentials by applauding the report. [
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House Republicans: 5/5/09 American Energy Solutions Group Energy Summit

Monday, May 11, 2009

RINO Crist Versus Conservative Rubio In Republican Primary

It is expected that tomorrow Gov. Charlie Crist will announce his run for Senate in Florida instead of seeking re-election. This means that yet another RINO will be challenging a Conservative. Marco Rubio is by far the more Conservative candidate. We don't need another slick RINO in DC, but we do desperately need an articulate Conservative.

Apparently, the national and state establishment will support Gov. Crist. That means the only chance Rubio has is if the Conservative base across the country, especially in Florida, supports him. Let's not let another Conservative fall prey to the elitist snobs in our own Party who obviously do not share our values.

The Unions Receive Their Payback

We all know that the Unions run the Democrat Party and what do you think all that support bought them? Very interesting article tells us exactly what it bought them. Obama is slashing the budget of the agency that oversees them. This should be an outrage to any dues-paying union member because this makes it easier for their hard earned money to disappear.

Obama De-funding the Union Corruption Busters

By Don Todd

The President’s fiscal year 2010 budget for the federal government was unveiled last Thursday and surprisingly he found one agency that he thinks deserves a 9% budget cut. This agency is the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) in the U.S. Department of Labor. Obama proposed to cut its budget from $45 million in fiscal year 2009 to $41 million in fiscal year 2010. [
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Bond Delivers Weekly Republican Radio Address

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Founding Fathers Quote

Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.

Joseph Warren

Happy Mother's Day

Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to my wife and to all the mothers who read our blog. You will never truly know the impact you have in the lives of your family and on the world. I thought it would be appropriate to also remember our Lord's mother today.

China's Power And Influence Continue To Grow

While the Obama administration continues to fail at every opportunity it has, regarding foreign policy, I am left to wonder are they even keeping an eye on China? At this point few thinking people can deny that China is an economic powerhouse and becoming a military powerhouse.

China's influence is growing globally and now we have news of just how far they have come in Brazil. This directly effects our trade with the most powerful nation in South America. I have long believed that since Reagan left office we have largely ignored South America.

It is in our own national interest to keep an eye on the continent and to maintain good relations. We should keep a careful watch on the administration to see how they handle the rise of China and their expanding influence in South America.

Ted Turner: China a Good Example of Population Control, Despite Forced Abortions

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 8, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Billionaire broadcast magnate Ted Turner is causing guffaws from observers with his latest comment on family planning in China. He lauded the Asian nation for its population control program and said it was a good example even though it is rife with forced abortions and sterilizations.
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