Saturday, August 08, 2009

Senate Dem Leader May Revoke Filibuster Against Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 7, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)
-- In a Thursday interview, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid would not rule out using a special parliamentary process to prevent pro-life advocates from stopping the pro-abortion health care bill with a filibuster. The filibuster could be the only option to prevent a huge expansion of abortion funding. [read more]

The True Conservative For Florida

Marco Rubio's principled, conservative stands are continuing to win him support and recognition Jim Geraghty, at National Review online really lays it out in his must read article.

Peter Schiff Money Bomb A Complete Success

As of 11:45 Central the Money Bomb has brought in $706,832. Considering the current economic situation we all face, this has to be considered a complete success. Mind you, Schiff has not even officially entered the race yet. This is simply the support of well informed and concerned citizens. We don't need a Money Bomb to donate, let's keep the donations coming in and please consider like-minded patriots to donate as well. Here is a little video to fire you up. Isn't this exactly what we have wanted to hear from a Senator?

Friday, August 07, 2009

Michigan Abortions Increase in 2008 in Bad Economy, Had Historic Low in 2007

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 7, 2009


Lansing, MI (LifeNews.com) -- The number of abortions in Michigan rose in 2008 after posting historic lows in 2007, and a statewide pro-life group is disappointed by the news. According to statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health released this week, the number of abortions increased 5.2 percent in 2008. [
read more]

Sarah Palin Opposes Health Care Bill Over Abortion, Euthanasia Components

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 7, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin released a statement on Friday saying she opposes the government-run health care bills pending in Congress. Palin, who recently ended her time as Alaska's governor, cited its pro-abortion and euthanasia components. [
read more]

Dr. Rand Paul and Ron Paul Together on CNN

New Jersey Polls Show Governor Candidate Christie Leading Pro-Abortion Corzine

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 7, 2009


Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) -- New polling data in the governor's race in New Jersey continues to show Republican challenger Chris Christie holding a substantial lead over pro-abortion Gov. Jon Corzine. A new Rasmussen Reports survey of voters in the Garden State finds Christie on top 50% to 37%. [
read more]

Rep. Cantor Release

Jobs Lost Undermines Administration Claims of Stimulus Success
August 7, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249


WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy lost nearly 247,000 jobs in July, continuing inexcusable job loss:

“The American people have serious concerns about the economy, job creation and the unsustainable debt obligations incurred in the last six months – and they don’t like what they see from the Administration and Congress. The resolve of small business job creators, American workers and entrepreneurs is strong, and we believe that empowering them to succeed is a far better option than the path chosen by the Administration. Beginning in January, House Republicans laid out a serious and substantive agenda that put jobs first. House Democrats, along with the White House, instead took an unfocused, ‘go it alone’ approach that has fallen well short of its goals and has failed to create jobs.”

“The Administration promised the American people that their stimulus bill would jolt the economy, keep unemployment under 8.5 percent, and create permanent jobs. The stimulus achieved none of those promises. For Americans, the test for stimulus success is whether or not they have a job. Today, for another 247,000 Americans and their families, the stimulus failed that test.”

Peter Schiff Money Bomb Today

Peter Schiff is exactly the kind of man we need in the US Senate. His decision to run, or not, will be decided on how much money he is able to raise. I know a lot of people are hurting right now, but if you have the funds please donate to this libertarian Conservative.

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Dr. Rand Paul In NYC

God's Will

Have you ever arrived at a place and time when you knew with perfect clarity that you were brought there by God; you were meant to be there; you were home? Have you ever suddenly had revealed to you God’s will for you; your purpose and place in life?

Maybe this happens more than once in your lifetime or maybe just once, but beyond a shadow of doubt you know it is real.

God is always willing to speak to us and guide us through life, but we do not always hear him through all the commotion; or maybe we just don’t like what we hear. I have learned this, if nothing else, in life; when God speaks there is no peace until you completely surrender to him; he has a tendency to nag us when we don’t listen. I also know this; there is nothing more fulfilling or powerful as submitting to his will.

DR and I have reached one of those moments in our lives. We have had a paramount direction change revealed to us, we have accepted this new home and purpose God planned for our future, but now I find that patience has come into play. I have so fully accepted God’s will that I am finding it hard to wait for his timing. It is so heavy on my heart that I can barely contain it; but as always, “Your will and your time, God, not mine”.

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The New Job Numbers

With the new numbers out, one thing is very clear, Obama has completely failed in his handling of the economy. Things are far worse than these numbers imply. A lot of people have run out of benefits or did not take unemployment. I have never taken unemployment benefits in my life whenever I lost a job. I would go out and take anything I could find, even if it meant taking a gas station clerk position.

What I find even more interesting is how many people are under employed. Many Americans are working 2 and 3 jobs and are barely getting by while our government continues to blow money this Republic does not have and saddle our children with an ever increasing, crushing burden of debt. It is time to take back our government, local and federal, and demand fiscal restraint and a pro-growth agenda.

Playing Chicken With Tornados

Would you step in front of a speeding train? Would you put your family in a vehicle that had a drunk behind the wheel? Would you jump off a 70 story building? Would you play chicken with a tornado? I think not. We naturally have instincts of self preservation, but occasionally those instincts are not enough to keep curiosity from killing the cat.

Liberals have, somewhere along the way, lost or willingly overcome those natural instincts of nurturing and self preservation. They don’t intentionally book a doomed flight, but they somehow don’t have the common sense to cancel an appointment with destruction. They are so blinded by greed, power, and liberalism they cannot see what lies ahead.

When you place a Moderate, a Liberal, a Democrat in power you are participating in a chancy game of political roulette; it will end in destruction somewhere, somehow. Without common sense or at least a nurturing quality, and certainly without self preservation, there is only one ending; no matter what the story.

This is why our Republic needs leaders, politicians, and heroes with integrity, Godly principles, and a deep understanding of our founding and our founders to be fierce defenders of freedom. For reasons beyond the comprehension of those living only for themselves we need people like Sarah Palin at the helm to guide us safely through the storm so we might walk the humbled shores on the other side.

Every once in a while God reaches out to us and gives us a great leader, but he also gave us that double edged blessing of free will. We must be willing to see what lies ahead and accept that we cannot do it alone. If we all join together, behind true Conservatives like Sarah Palin, we can stop this train wreck before it slams into a mountain of trouble. Our Republic is headed for just that, trouble, with the Dems at the helm. However, it is not too late; we can use the strength of those God placed before us, leaders from our own midst, and turn this ship around.

Your chance is the 2010 Election; coming to a poll booth near you!

Cross posted at: ThePalination.com

Founding Fathers Quote

The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.

Benjamin Franklin

ThePalination.com

SR and I have are proud to announce that we have joined like minded bloggers and are contributing over at ThePalination.com. So stop by and leave a comment or two. I am really impressed with the quality of writing that everyone is putting forth over there.

For the most part we will not be cross posting so if you want to read our articles you will have to stop by. SR is going to cross post one of her articles later today so that you get a flavor for the new blog. The blog is in support of Gov. Sarah Palin no matter what the future holds for her and her family.

The following are the posts we have done so far:

Gov. Sarah Palin On Support For The Armed Forces And Patriotism

Good Bye Alaska, Hello America

Looking Forward To Going Back To Our Founding Principles

Online Support Catapults Sarah Palin as Grassroots Leader

Good Night My Friends

I was just in one of those moods tonight to post some old poetry of mine. I have not written poetry in many years, but recently I began again. It has been nice so I think I will keep it up once in a while. I seem to have a knack for it and I certainly enjoy it enough. In high school I even had some published in my high school paper. I will never claim to be a Robert Frost, but it is a very useful outlet for me. Some people sing, draw, paint, or build things; I write poetry. It is late and I am very tired so for now I have to say good night.

God Is Like...

God is like the whitest lily,
The one that is sinless and pure.
God is like the tallest redwood,
The one that towers over all the rest.
God is like the highest mountain,
The one that rules all the valleys below.
God is like the thickest cloud,
The one that is opaque, but bigger than life.
God is like the longest highway,
The one that goes so far, but is always there.
God is like the fastest river,
The one that washes all imperfection away.
God is like the smoothest stone,
The one that has no fault.
God is like the sweetest child,
The one that is so innocent and loving.
God is like the bluest sky,
The one that is so vivid and unreal.
God is like the slightest breeze,
The one that is imperceivable, but there.
God is like the farest galaxy,
The one that is hard to understand.
God is like the brightest star,
The one that leads men to salvation.
God is like the whole universe,
The only one that is so awesome and powerful.
God is like all these,
But God is so much more.

By SR

Government

Thou evil and corrupt soul
That lies, kills, and plunders for gold.
Oh, ye hypocrites of law
Believe your doings are without flaw.
Thou art damning your soul to hell
Just as the impure angels fell.
But, the thought of the evil you do
Leading generations of blind souls with you.
Thou, thou shall burn for eternity,
Thou will pay worst of all for thine iniquities.

This was written by SR as a high school student. This was a teenager's view of our government about 20 years ago; it is much worse today.

The Empty House

The old empty house stood bold
In the memories it used to hold.
The many children that grew there
Now gone and no longer care.

The home weathered by centuries of time
Roofed many meals and warming fires
And now to be empty seems a crime;
Those who said they'd stay were liers.

So when the old folks were gone
There was no one left to hold on
And when only memories are left around
No one's left to keep them from being torn down.

by SR

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Obama Admin Blasted for Asking for Snitches on Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 6, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Obama administration is coming under heavy criticism for asking for people to become tattletales on groups and people who oppose the pro-abruption health care bills in Congress. One member of the Senate says Obama could use the information to create an "enemies list," which the White House denies. [
read more]

Dr. Rand Paul On Freedom Watch Aug. 5 2009

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Founding Fathers Quote

Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.

James Wilson

Americans Say Obama Presidency Bigger Failure Than Bush's, Too Liberal

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 6, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A New CNN/Time poll released today shows more Americans say President Barack Obama's pro-abortion presidency has been a bigger failure than the pro-life presidency of President George W. Bush. The poll compared respondents now to those who reviewed the first six months of the Bush administration. [
read more]

White House Press Secretary Flubs Number of States With Assisted Suicide

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 6, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has a math problem and it may be similar to the one his boss, President Barack Obama, had during the campaign. Whereas Obama thought he had campaigned in more than 50 states, Gibbs can't count to two or three -- the number of states where assisted suicide is allowed. [
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Cash for Clunkers

I have a modest proposal for getting rid of wasteful spending, irresponsible government and even out-of-sight deficits: let's demand cash for trading in congressional clunkers. The idea occurred to me when I recently found out that our esteemed House of Representatives just authorized $200 million for three new luxury jets to take them on the "necessary" trips that they have to go on in order to do the business of government that we have not asked them to do. Since "we the people" are their bosses, we technically "own" their services, and therefore, if we just told them that their services were no longer needed and traded them in for cash, we may finally be able to get some value out of them or get new ones that actually function properly. It works for deadbeat and inefficient cars, why not for congressmen - and congresswomen of course?

Clunkers are defined as old vehicles that do not meet minimum standards of fuel efficiency or road performance. In other words, they spew too much exhaust and give their owners a shaky sense of security. Well, this certainly defines the vast majority of congress-persons that govern us in Washington, right? - not to mention many in our state legislatures, too, I would imagine. We have to admit that exhaust just bellows out of Washington, DC these days. In fact, most days it seems like nothing but hot air is generated in the hallowed halls of Congress. I can't recall the last time I applauded a congressional decision or even felt remotely satisfied with congressional performance!

Less hot and dirty air from our nation's center would do us all a lot of good. If we could remove the sources of pollution - our congressmen - then we could also eliminate the thousand-page documents they incessantly generate and call legislation, as well as all second-hand pollution and retardants known as bureaucrats, special interest groups and the rest of the congressional pencil-pushers hanging around in Washington.

Our elected officials do not give us a strong sense of security on the road either. Why should "we the people" be confident about our congress-persons who have voted to enslave several generations of future Americans with a national debt that dwarfs the cumulative total of all government spending in its entire history? Silly me, but I thought our representatives were supposed to serve the common good of the people of this nation. Here they have sold more than a trillion dollars of our national debt to China, taken over large corporations like they were playing a large game of Monopoly® and are presently taxing the middle class out of existence. Now they want to nationalize our private health care decisions, make us pay for other people's abortions and pretend that they really care about the 80 million baby boomers who will soon be marched into the "end-of-life" re-education camps to complete their "duty" to the country. The nation's confidence in our elected leaders is at an all-time low. Tell me again why we need them?

We now have a summer recess in which our congressional clunkers are supposed to consult with their constituents in their districts and states. Here's a thought: instead of tea parties, rallies or town hall meetings this summer let's demand hard cash for these clunkers and begin the monumental task of eradicating our national debt, restoring respect for human life, returning to the vision of a representative republic that our Founding Fathers gave to this great nation and placing our country, once again, "under God" where it belongs.

There, I feel better now...

Sincerely,


Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President,
Human Life International

Rand, The Judge and Schiff on Happy Hour

Rand Paul On Neil Cavuto

Catholic League News Release

NYU LAW DEAN RESPONDS TO DONOHUE:
REQUESTED EVIDENCE ABSENT


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an e-mail he received from New York University Law Dean Richard Revesz about the controversy surrounding Singaporean law professor Thio Li-ann:

It is my position that an organized campaign of intimidation forced Professor Thio to reconsider her willingness to teach a course this fall at NYU. It is also my position that Dean Revesz failed to use this controversy to educate the NYU community: faculty who reject, as Professor Thio does, the proposition that it should be legal for two men to marry is a respectable—indeed mainstream—opinion (in the 30 states that have put the issue of gay marriage on the ballot, the voters have rejected it 30 times). Therefore, efforts to pressure Professor Thio into reconsidering her appointment are not only deplorable, they represent a political attack on academic freedom, as well as her right to free speech.

Dean Revesz disagrees. In his letter to me, he said, “I welcome differing viewpoints and appreciate hearing from you.” But my letter did more than just register a disagreement—I challenged Revesz to identify a single sentence written by Thio in response to her critics that was, in his words, “offensive and hurtful.” The best he could do was to say that “comments were made [by Thio] that were viewed as offensive by those with opposing viewpoints.” This is pretty lame stuff.

It should be plain for everyone to see that Dean Revesz’s refusal to take up my challenge and point to a single sentence written by Thio that crossed the line speaks volumes. Quite frankly, Professor Thio was hounded out of NYU for political reasons. The fact that Revesz cannot provide evidence to support his position effectively vindicates Thio.

Contact Revesz at
richard.revesz@nyu.edu

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=1656

Not One More

For too long the Republican base has made deals and turned the other cheek to pacify liberals out of some twisted belief that is what the voters want. Make no waves, keep the peace, be bi-partisan, and heaping loads of other excuses for cowardice and selfishness. Power is a force of corruption that cannot be reconciled or controlled. As humans we are all susceptible, this is why we have the Constitution.

Our humanity is the reason our Founding Fathers created a restrained and limited government and placed the Constitution squarely on its back to keep it down. They knew the temptation and irresistible nature that dominance and power has over us. We are only restrained by God and his commandments, knowledge of good and evil, the reality of consequences of our actions; without these restraints we have the potential for evil, even liberalism.

We must self educate, reintroduce God into our society, re-establish consequences for bad choices and hold wrong doers accountable for those choices, and we must restrain the great and glutinous beast our government has become and put it back in its place with the Constitution on its back where it belongs. We must not make one more exception, not one more. We must put our proverbial foot down and make our stand despite the inevitable hissing and spitting that will come forth from the serpent of liberalism. We must be willing to make the sacrifices and give up the comfortableness of tolerance and refuse to allow even one more liberal to destroy our great Republic.

The best place to begin is within our own Party. Elections are coming upon us and there are many RINO’s who must be weeded out and replaced with true Conservatives; do not put, not one more Moderate or RINO into leadership positions when you place your vote or the roots of socialism taking over our government and our lives will choke out every hint of liberty and freedom.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

More Closely Resembles


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STRATFOR Insights Iran: Knocking Heads Together



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Study: Have Fewer Children to Help Environment, May Lead to More Abortions

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 4, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new study that claims overpopulation exists and that it hurts the environment has an answer for parents: have fewer children. The study could lead to more abortions and promote euthanasia, since it says children who live longer in more developed countries pose a bigger environmental threat. [
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Congressman: Would Rather Save My Soul Than Back Pro-Abortion Health Care

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 4, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Congressman Anh Cao is the first member of the House of Representatives from Vietnam. Cao is a Catholic who strongly favors helping Americans struggling with health care, but he has a high calling that, he says, prevents him from supporting the pro-abortion government-run bill. [
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

8th District Speaks Out, But Is Anyone Listening?

Interesting article on residents giving Rep. Kagen an ear full. The disappointing thing about the article is that it continues the Democrat Party and media's critique that these are just a bunch of angry people opposing health care reform (socialized medicine).

Perhaps some self perspective is in order; people would not be upset and hollering if their representatives were not outright betraying and ignoring them with the help and support of their allies in the media. This is a Republic; they serve us, not the other way around.

With all the new media available now-a-days people are able to self educate and know exactly what our government is up to. This has the blow-hards in Congress and the talking heads in the media in all out confusion. Their assault on traditional America is no longer hidden and the people are already reclaiming their liberty.

I am disappointed in the Green Bay Press Gazette. They are normally much more competent than this article would have you believe.

Kagen does not represent the views and beliefs of the 8th District; he needs to be voted out in 2010.

Founding Fathers Quote

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood, if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be like tomorrow.

James Madison

This Clunker


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Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)



RSC Update: Tuesday, August 4, 2009

From the Chairman

Since the Republican Study Committee is dedicated to offering positive solutions to every challenge facing our nation, we recently introduced H.R. 3400, the Empowering Patients First Act. This budget neutral proposal for health care reform offers more patient-centered choices and ensures care of the highest quality.

Our solution is based on the fundamental principle that personal medical decisions should be made by patients in consultation with their doctors rather than unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington. By giving patients ownership of their own coverage, our plan will make health insurance more affordable, accessible, innovative, and responsive to your needs.

There is no need to settle for the false choice presented by so many Democrats in Washington between either a continuation of the status quo or a government-takeover of health care. By empowering patients first, we can achieve reform that lowers costs and provides all Americans access to quality health care without placing Washington bureaucrats between you and your doctor. Click here to learn more about the Empowering Patients First Act.

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. Connie Mack (FL-14): Freedom Matters for Honduras; Human Events, July 28.

· Chairman Tom Price (GA-06): ‘Public Option’ Leaves No Hope of Cure; Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 28.

· Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-52): Keep Your Eyes on California; Human Events, July 29.

· Minority Whip Eric Cantor (VA-07): Obama’s 32 Czars; Washington Post, July 30.

· Chairman Tom Price (GA-06): How the GOP Wants to Fix Health Care; Politico, July 30.

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


· Chairman Tom Price (GA-06) introduced H.R. 3372, comprehensive medical liability reform legislation that will reduce health care costs by reforming the process of pursuing medical malpractice cases and reducing the impetus for physicians to practice defensive medicine.

· Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ-06) filed more than 540 amendments to the Defense Appropriations bill to strip out each earmark intended for a private company, which are essentially no-bid contracts.

· Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) introduced the SAFE Nuclear Act to provide a regulatory process that encourages an increase in the production of nuclear energy.

· Rep. Randy Forbes (VA-04) introduced a resolution to strengthen the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives to increase the ability of Members and the public to examine legislation prior to voting on it.

· Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), Rep. Denny Rehberg (MT-AL), Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL), and Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06) participated in a bicameral hearing on the job-killing effects of the Democrats’ proposed national energy tax.

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

· The Energy and Commerce Committee completed its markup of H.R. 3200 the House Democrats’ proposal for a government takeover of health care, but the full House has not voted on the legislation.

· The House completed the first round of this year’s appropriations process by passing H.R. 3326, the FY2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. This was the twelfth of twelve appropriations bills on which the Democrats trivialized the process of spending taxpayer funds by refusing to allow Members to offer amendments in a free and open manner.

· The House voted for a $2 billion extension of the “Cash for Clunkers” program which gives some new car buyers up to a $4,500 subsidy at the taxpayers’ expense.

· House Democrats also passed H.R. 2749, which will impose significant regulatory burdens on small farms while doing little to enhance food safety or hold the FDA accountable, and H.R. 3269, which will give federal regulators the power to determine the compensation practices of private enterprises.

Outlook
The House will be out of session until September 8, 2009.



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Catholic League News Release

NYU LAW SCHOOL:
NO CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS NEED APPLY


Dr. Thio Li-ann, professor at the National University of Singapore, was invited to teach at New York University Law School this fall. After it was discovered that the Christian professor, while serving as a Singaporean lawmaker in 2007, opposed a repeal of the law proscribing homosexual acts, NYU students and alumni organized to protest her appointment. She subsequently withdrew her interest in teaching at NYU.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to NYU’s law school dean, Richard Revesz, on July 23, the day the
New York Times published a story about Professor Thio; he e-mailed it the same day. Donohue also accessed a
statement by Revesz, and a letter by the professor to her critics. Yesterday, NYU law school confirmed that Revesz received Donohue’s letter, though there has been no response. Accordingly, Donohue is going public with his comments today:

I have been in contact with Professor Thio, as well as her colleagues, and I have done two interviews with the media in Singapore. Moreover,
nyunews.com has covered this issue, including my remarks. In my letter to Dean Revesz I indicated that I have a B.A. and Ph.D. from NYU, and have taught in NYU’s Multicultural Education summer program for many years; I am also a donor. And still no answer. I think I know why. In his July 23 statement on Professor Thio, Revesz tried to flip the issue of intimidation by blaming her
for creating “an unwelcoming atmosphere.” I then said, “You also say that ‘she replied to them [critics of her appointment] in a manner that many member [sic] of our community—myself included—consider offensive and hurtful.’” I asked Revesz to identify “a single sentence that is at all untoward.” There is none, and he knows it.

Revesz has allowed the anti-free speech bullies to score a victory. He seems to love diversity, except for the only kind that should count on a college campus—diversity of thought. When it comes to conservative Christians, Revesz’s interest in inclusion comes to a screeching halt.


Contact Revesz at
richard.revesz@nyu.edu

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=1654

Senator Mitch McConnell Press Release

A Pattern of Misreading the Economy
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

Monday, August 3, 2009

‘Americans are telling us that health care is too important to base our decisions on this issue solely on the estimates that we’re getting from the same people who brought us the stimulus and Cash for Clunkers’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding the importance of getting it right on health care reform:

“Over the past two months, I’ve come to the floor time and again to talk about one of the most important issues we face as a nation: and that’s the need for common-sense health care reforms which address the serious problems that all Americans see in the system as it is. I’ve done this in the context of a larger debate about a proposed reform that, in my view, could actually make our current problems worse. And I’ve had solid support for that view from a number of well-respected sources.

“First and foremost is the independent Congressional Budget Office, which has refuted several estimates by the administration about the effect its health care proposals would have on the economy in general and health care costs in particular.

“The Director of the CBO has said the Democrat proposals we’ve seen would not reverse the upward trend of health care costs and would significantly increase the government’s share of those costs. The CBO says these proposals would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt. It says that one section of one of the proposals would cause 10 million people to lose their current health plans. And it says a so-called Independent Medicare Advisory Council designed to cut costs probably wouldn’t.

“These findings have helped clarify the debate over health care — and they’ve also added to a growing perception that, though the administration is trying very hard, economic estimates aren’t the administration’s strong suit.

“First there was the stimulus. In trying to account for rising unemployment after a stimulus bill that was meant to arrest it, the administration said it misread the economy. It also said the stimulus would ‘create or save’ between three and four million jobs, though now it says it can’t measure how many jobs are created or saved. Meanwhile, we’ve lost two million of them since the stimulus was passed.

“Last week we saw the administration’s tendency to miss the mark on economic estimates again with the so-called Cash for Clunkers program.
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Israel defends Gaza invasion

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Sunday, August 02, 2009 Israel Today Staff


Israel defends Gaza invasion

Israel's government on Thursday released a 160-page report answering charges by the Palestinians, the UN and human rights groups that its military incursion into the Gaza Strip in late December and early January was characterized by war crimes and other violations of international law.

The report first and foremost served to remind the international community that Israeli forces only entered Gaza in what was dubbed "Operation Cast Lead" after weeks of incessant and escalating Hamas rocket fire on southern Israel. During that period, the world did little or nothing to rein in Hamas and bring an end to the rocket attacks.

When Israeli forces did enter, they were determined to not repeat the mistakes made in southern Lebanon that lead to a large number of Israeli casualties. Warplanes, artillery and tanks were used liberally to ensure the safety of Israeli ground forces, and that use of force resulted in 1,100 Palestinians killed, according to Palestinian sources.

But the report noted that Israel's use of force was by no means disproportionate or unprecedented. When American and other allied forces recently invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, they employed far greater force against civilian areas used as cover by terrorist forces in order to keep their own casualties low.

Indeed, according to the actual international rules of war as contained in the Geneva Conventions, civilian areas are not to be exempt from the use of overwhelming force if they are being used as cover or bases of operations by enemy combatants.

The report flat-out rejected charges that Israeli warplanes and artillery engaged in indiscriminate firing at Palestinian civilian areas or that they intentionally targeted and killed Palestinian civilians.

The government did say that more than a dozen criminal inquiries have been opened against individual soldiers or units for abuses committed during the fighting, but insisted that is by no means an indictment of the entire IDF or the nation of Israel.


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

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