Saturday, August 22, 2009

Peter Schiff Takes On Cash For Clunkers

To a lot of us it is obvious that Cash for Clunkers is nothing but a welfare program. Peter Schiff, in just a few paragraphs, pretty much proves what a fallacy the program has been.

August 21, 2009

Dough for Dumps?

After having given away billions faster than even the optimists had anticipated, it was announced today that the federal government's "Cash for Clunkers" program is coming to an early end. But, based on the standards of economic analysis which prevail in Washington, Wall Street and academia, the program must be considered a master stroke of public policy. These experts will tell you that by mandating that citizens destroy older (but still working) vehicles to receive $4,500 toward the purchase of a new car, the program not only revved up the economy by encouraging Americans to borrow more, but it may have, perhaps, made some great strides in saving the planet by reducing carbon emissions.

With this solid win-win now on the books, the time has come to put the strategy to work in other areas. For instance, the government could use these lessons learned to help the moribund housing sector. I propose the "Dough for Dumps" stimulus program. Here's how it would work:[
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More Polls Show Pro-Abortion President Obama Hitting New Low Approval Rating

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 21, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- More national polls are showing that pro-abortion President Barack Obama is hitting new low approval ratings. The polls come at a time when Obama's health care plan, which contains abortion funding and coverage as well as rationing, is the subject of fierce opposition from most Americans. [read more]

Texas Gov Perry Better on Abortion, Bioethics Reublican Pro-Life Group Says

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 21, 2009


Austin,TX (LifeNews.com) -- Texas Republicans will have a chance to vote in what could wind up as one of the most bitter and hard-fought primary elections outside of the presidential election. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced her candidacy to take on sitting pro-life Gov. Rick Perry, who has been in office for two terms. [read more]

Virginia Pro-Life Group Launches Web Site Exposing Deed's Pro-Abortion Views

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 21, 2009


Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) -- A Virginia pro-life group has launched a new web site exposing the pro-abortion record and views of gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. The Democratic hopeful has made abortion an issue in the campaign as he has already gone after pro-life Republican Bob McDonnell on the issue. [
read more]

Peter Schiff: Raising the debt "ceiling"?

Founding Fathers Quote

If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.

James Madison

Friday, August 21, 2009

I've Made Arrangements


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House Republican Leader John Boehner's Leader Alert

Detailed Analysis: House Democrats' Government-Run Health Care Plan Limits Choices for Patients
House Democrats Will Let Government Bureaucrats Make Personal Medical Decisions Only Patients and Doctors Should Make


Washington, Aug 21 - Patients and doctors should make personal medical decisions. That’s a fundamental principle of the ongoing health care debate with which nearly every American agrees. But the House Democrats’ government takeover of health care paves the way for something quite different: it would allow government bureaucrats to intercede and make decisions for patients and their doctors. That limits choices for patients and reduces overall quality of care. Is a new layer of federal bureaucrats what middle-class Americans already fed up with health care bureaucracy really want? House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) says no:


“A relationship between a patient and his or her doctor is one built on trust and honesty. Placing a government bureaucrat in the middle of that relationship undermines it and limits choices for patients and their families. That’s not ‘reform.’ That’s a prescription for declining quality of care. Republicans have offered a better solution that expands Americans’ access to affordable care and keeps patients and doctors in charge of personal medical decisions. Democrats should shelve their government takeover of health care and work with us on a plan that delivers the reforms Americans expect.”


A detailed analysis of the Democrats’ government-run plan makes clear how bureaucrats will limit choices for patients:

- Page 97; Section 205 – The bill requires the “Health Choices Commissioner” to automatically enroll exchange-eligible individuals into a government sanctioned plan with rationed care. The bill says the Commissioner may enroll people in to plans through a “random assignment.” In reality, the Commissioner has every incentive to enroll people into the government-run plan. Since the Commissioner can auto-enroll Exchange eligible individuals who have not elected coverage to any plan in the Exchange, this provision is a de facto method for signing millions of Americans up for the government-run plan.

- Page 102; Section 205 – The bill requires that the Commissioner enroll Medicaid eligible individuals who have not elected to be part of the program into Medicaid.

- Page 115; Section 208 – The measure allows states to establish their own exchange or join together with other states in a multi-state exchange. The bill, however, also gives the Commissioner the authority to tell states what their state or multi-state exchanges can and cannot do.

- Page 128; Section 241; Page 740; Section 1701 – The bill expands Medicaid eligibility to all individuals up to 133 percent of poverty and “low income” subsidies can go to a family of four making more than $88,000. This will shift even more Americans onto the government rolls.

- Page 424-430; Section 1233(a)(1)(B) – One troubling provision of the House bill makes available to seniors a counseling session every five years (and more often if they become sick or go into a nursing home) about alternatives for end-of-life care. The sessions cover highly sensitive matters such as whether to receive antibiotics and “the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration.”

- Page 16; Section 102(a)(2) – The bill pays lip-service to allowing individuals to remain in the “grandfathered” private plans, but the requirements to qualify for the grandfathering are so stringent, they will soon force individuals into the government-run health plan. As soon as anything changes in the plan – such as a change in co-pay or deductibles or even added benefits or coverage of a new life-saving drug or treatment, which many insurers change every year – you will be forced out of that coverage and be forced into a government-approved qualified plan instead.

- Page 146; Section 312 – The bill not only requires employers to provide coverage for their employees that the government deems “acceptable” but it also requires that employers pay for a specific amount of the employees’ premium costs – 72.5 percent for individual plans and 65 percent of family plans – or pay a new eight percent tax.

- Page 9; Section 100(c)(6) – The measure defines “employment-based health plan” as including governmental plans, which includes TRICARE. It then provides a five-year grace period for current employment-based health plans (section 102(b)(1)(A) (page 17) before the plan has to meet the requirements of a qualified health benefits plan under section 101. Section 101 requires qualified health benefits plans to meet the requirements of subtitle B (relating to affordable coverage), subtitle C (relating to essential benefits), and subtitle D (relating to consumer protection). This means that the bill would subject TRICARE to any future requirements on employer-based health plans.

- Pages 26-27; Section 122 – The bill requires government-approved benefits be equivalent to average prevailing employer coverage. By requiring that the future “essential benefits package” of any “qualified health benefits plan” include benefits equivalent to the current prevailing average employer-sponsored coverage, this section necessarily raises the average scope of health benefits covered by future health plans. Businesses will not be free to vary the mix of benefits available to determine which ones help attract quality employees; instead, they will be forced to offer a certain minimum level of health benefits regardless of the demonstrated preferences of their employees (for higher salaries in lieu of pricier health benefits for example).


Democrats appear poised to go it alone and pass their government takeover of health care with no bipartisan support. Don’t Americans deserve a strong patient-doctor relationship – one free of a massive government bureaucracy?

Founding Fathers Quote

A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.

James Madison

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Catholic League News Release

IS OBAMA LYING? OR JUST MISINFORMED?

President Obama went on
BlogTalkRadio
yesterday to address health care reform. At one point he told the left-wing religious audience, “You’ve heard that this is all going to mean government funding of abortion. Not true.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue replied as follows:

On July 17, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved the America’s Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200). In the course of the debate, it considered the following amendment, sponsored by Rep. Eric Cantor:

No funds authorized under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) may be used to pay for an abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion, except in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, or unless the pregnancy is the result of an act of forcible rape or incest.

In other words, the amendment barred “government funding of abortion.” It failed: 19 voted for it and 22 voted against it.

Obama said yesterday that there is “a lot of misinformation” about this issue. So which is it? Was he lying when he said there would be no government funding of abortion? Or was he just misinformed? If it’s the latter, then someone needs to get him up to speed real fast. If it’s the former, then we have the makings of an ethical crisis in the White House.

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=1663

Senate Dems May Pass Pro-Abortion Health Bill "By Any Means Necessary"

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 20, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Senate democrats have a new plan on how they can pass a health care restructuring bill that will result in abortion funding and coverage. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says they will approve the legislation "by any legislative means necessary." [read more]

Peter Schiff's Mid-week market outlook: Wall St Unspun

Nonpartisan Congressional Expert: 2010 Could be Bad News for Abortion Advocates

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 20, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- One of the most respected nonpartisan Congressional elections analysts says abortion advocates could have a tough time in the 2010 mid-term elections. Charlie Cook, the editor of the Cook Political Report sent out an update today saying the health care debate could hurt pro-abortion Democrats leading Congress now. [
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Pro-Life Dos and Don'ts for 2009

In light of the recent political and economic upheaval in our country, I have been asked by a number of people to re-issue the Spirit & Life edition that I sent out at the time of the March for Life this past January. Our readers may look again and judge whether or not there is any relevance to it. I will only preface this posting with an insight that pro-life activist Mark Crutcher gave on his recent "Life Talk" show. It is this: with regard to the phenomenal citizen participation in the town hall meetings this summer, where have all these patriotic citizens been when it comes to the killing of babies in their country? There are many who are concerned about their own healthcare and more who are concerned about their pocketbooks, but why can we not generate the same level of indignation about the destruction of 50 million American taxpayers who would even now be contributing to the economy and buying into the healthcare system?

Our country needs serious conversion of heart. Don't get me wrong; I am glad people are standing up to ridiculous legislation proposed by professional liars, but I am not in favor of selective indignation when the destruction of innocent life right in our own neighborhoods is so catastrophic for our country. This economic crisis is only the beginning of the long-term effects of the loss of so much precious life. Let's pray intensely for that deep national conversion of heart that is really the only thing that will save our country from destruction - terrorism, healthcare and the economy all take a back seat to this utterly urgent priority.

And by the way, if you didn't commit to these dos and don'ts back in January, there's no time like the present!



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January 23rd, 2009, Spirit & Life

The pro-life movement is going through a great deal of self-examination at this time. I am not a pessimist, but my sense of realism tells me that the election of extreme abortion advocate, Barack Obama, and the nearly 7,000 political appointments of his administration will usher in a new decade of war on decency and the sanctity of life. Despite the ferocious optimism of his inauguration, the dark clouds of the culture of death are gathering over Washington as we speak, ready to cast their darkness everywhere.

In this time of preparation for the upcoming total war on life, I offer this modest list of Dos and Don'ts for the generous and valiant pro-lifers who gather for the March for Life in Washington, DC on January 22nd. May all men and women of good will take these recommendations to heart for a fruitful pro-life 2009!

DON'TS

1. Above all, do not grow despondent: there is much to fear for the situation of life around the world, but we are not permitted by our Christian faith to give up our efforts or zeal for life. In fact, we need to redouble it!
2. Do not become absorbed in the quest for a political solution to abortion: after 36 years of working for a political solution to abortion, we may soon see the wiping out of most, if not all, of the pro-life movement's gains with the stroke of a pen. Politics has failed. Or rather, we have failed at politics. Either way, politics now offers us little chance of anything other than just trying to slow the massive momentum of the culture of death.
3. Do not waste any more energy on overturning Roe: two Supreme Court seats are assured during an Obama administration, and they will undoubtedly be filled with extreme pro-abortion activist judges. A third appointment will leave us with no hope of overturning Roe in anyone's lifetime reading this. For that matter, the chance that a good pro-life President will succeed Obama in four years and nullify the leftward lurch of the high court is, shall we say, unlikely. Let's get hopes of undoing Roe out of our system and focus on more productive things.

DOS

1. Pray every day for God to end abortion with our help (in that order): abortion is such a great spiritual and social evil that only the divine power of God Himself can end it. "The Lord hears the cry of the poor," but God will not do it alone. He needs us to humbly recognize the basic fact that it is humanly impossible to end this evil. We need to get on our knees and beg His Mercy on the unborn and the conversion of all those who commit these evils.
2. Commit to fasting every week to end the evils of abortion and contraception: "Some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting," said the Lord, and we have to take that admonition seriously if we are to effect any change in the hearts of our people or of our society. Fasting makes us more spiritual and gives greater efficacy to all our works and prayers.
3. Take back the culture: Even if the anti-lifers hold the reins of political power, we must not sit back and allow moral anarchists to define all the terms of the cultural or social agenda. Whether it is through social activism for life (crisis pregnancy centers, pickets and prayer marches) or through touching hearts and minds one soul at a time (persuasion, formation, teaching, media), we cannot be neutral about the direction our American culture is heading. It is leading us to certain spiritual death, and no one can afford that. We need to fight for it and never give up the battle.

I promise you that Human Life International will be in the struggle for lives and souls continuously. It is our calling and mission. We will never give one inch to uphold the truth that the whole world needs to hear more than ever: namely, that human life is sacred from the first moment of natural fertilization to the moment of natural death - and we will defend it whether Mr. Obama likes it or not.

Sincerely,


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

What's the Difference Between Sen. Specter in 1994 and Sen. Specter in 2009?

Poll: Majority of Americans Understand Health Care Bills Mean Abortion Funding

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 19, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The pro-life movement has been working overtime to educate Americans about the fact that the health care bills in Congress would result in massive abortion funding. Despite a slew of mainstream media stories to the contrary, the public appears to have received the message. [read more]

Dr. Rand Paul's Money Bomb Today - UPDATED

Rand Paul's money bomb is today, if you have the finances please make a donation. It is by electing candidates like him that we can regain our Republic.

Rand Paul on August 20 Money Bomb


UPDATE:

I received a couple of emails that when people are trying to donate they are receiving a service unavailable message. This is only for the donate page and not for the rest of the website. This is actually good news in that a lot of people must be donating. Please stay patient and keep trying you will eventually get through. I just checked and it is working right now. Should you have any trouble you may also mail in a donation to:

Rand Paul for US Senate
1332 Andrea Street
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Remember to include your occupation and employer if your donation or aggregate donation totals more than $200 per FEC rules.

UPDATE:

I just received an email from the campaign. The situation has been taken care of. You should have no problems donating through the website.

Obama, Planned Parenthood & The KKK

Chilling and an absolute must-watch.

h/t: Hawaii Right to Life

Blogger Round Up

WEBSTER'S BLOGSPOT

Hussein O.'s impending impeachment

Michigan Redneck II

Should the Rules be Changed for Ted Kennedy?

Way Up North

Tractor Tracks: Protesters, Guns, and Open Carry

Wintery Knight Blog

Obama blocks drilling at home, makes loan to Soros-backed firm to drill in Brazil

American Elephant Blog

What’s Worse, No Town Hall or Fake Town Hall?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Founding Fathers Quote

I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.

George Washington

Peter Schiff On Fox Business

I love the Fox Business Channel; I highly recommend it. I completely disagree, however with their portrayal of Peter Schiff as negative. We have some hard truths that we have to acknowledge if we are going to turn the financial crisis we are in around. By not acknowledging the facts we prolong the suffering. It is time we all act like adults and address the problems head on. This is also the reason we need Schiff in the Senate; he is willing to tell the truth even if it is not politically advantageous.

Peter Schiff: Buffett, Gross, health care costs, China fund

Peter Schiff On How To Turn Things Around For Our Republic

Newsmax has a really good article with Peter Schiff who is considering a run for the US Senate. I am also a strong supporter of his. You want to read some common sense take a few moments and read this article. Also, if you like what you read please consider making a donation. He has currently raise $892,808. Anyone who donates will receive a refund if he does not run for the Senate.

Huckabee: There can be no Palestinian state here

Headline News
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Israel Today Staff

Huckabee: There can be no Palestinian state here

Wrapping up his visit to the Holy Land on Tuesday, former US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said it was "unrealistic" to propose establishing a sovereign Palestinian Arab state alongside the Jewish state of Israel.

Huckabee suggested that the small sliver of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is simply too small to support two sovereign states, especially when many of the citizens of one seek the eradication of the other.

"There is going to be nothing but conflict" is the international community insists on layering two governments and two nations so often at odds with each other, he said.

Huckabee's recommendation is that the international community honor its decision made at the San Remo Conference in 1920 to return the entirety of the land to Jewish control, and to find a different place for the Palestinians to call their national home.

While he didn't go into specifics, many Israelis to the right of the political spectrum have noted that at San Remo, the international community also ceded to Jewish control all of what is today the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. When the territory east of the Jordan River was separated to make room for another Arab state, that should have satisfied past and present calls for a Palestinian national homeland. In fact, 70 percent of Jordan's population are "Palestinians."

Huckabee is touted by some as a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Huckabee refrained to say if he would run for that office or not, but did say that as US president he would defer to Israel regarding how best to solve the conflict, even though he personally doesn't see the two-state solution as workable.


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

The Perfect Storm of Opposition


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LSU Baseball BBQ with Governor Jindal

Poll: Majority of Americans Understand Health Care Bills Mean Abortion Funding

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 19, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The pro-life movement has been working overtime to educate Americans about the fact that the health care bills in Congress would result in massive abortion funding. Despite a slew of mainstream media stories to the contrary, the public appears to have received the message. [
read more]

American Life League Press Release


MEDIA RELEASE

http://all.org/article.php?id=12129

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 August 2009


CONTACT: Katie Walker
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org

STUDENTS REACT AS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, CONSCIENCE PROTECTIONS PLACED AT RISK

Washington, DC (19 August 2009) – Students at Catholic universities across the nations are banding together with students at Belmont Abbey College in a stand for religious liberty and conscience rights.

Students from the University of Dallas, Franciscan University of Steubenville, De Sales University and Catholic University of America are fighting back as one private school in North Carolina is being forced to fund contraception and chemical abortion under the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


The EEOC ignited the First Amendment firestorm when it ruled Belmont Abbey College must include coverage for contraception in its employee health insurance plan. Hormonal contraceptives often function as abortifacients.

“People need to wake up!” said Michael Barnett, American Life League’s director of leadership development and its LiveCampus college outreach program. “Under Obama, the federal government is forcing a religious institution to commit an act that violates its core values. This is religious persecution and a clear signal of what Obamacare would bring. This is the government imposing its will against the people’s will.”

In a letter to the Belmont, the EEOC claimed that it is discriminating against women by not covering contraceptives: “By denying prescription contraception drugs, [the college] is discriminating based on gender because only females take oral prescription contraceptives. By denying coverage, men are not affected, only women.”


In a letter subsequently sent to EEOC chairman Stuart Ishimaru, Judie Brown, president of American Life League, pointed out, “The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is an evil and certainly not the sort of ‘treatment’ one would expect to find in a health insurance plan designed for staff at a Catholic facility. Your discriminatory actions against the college are unfounded and unconstitutional.”

William K. Thierfelder, Belmont’s president, affirmed that rather than provide contraceptive coverage, “We would close the college.” Meanwhile, Belmont students have been excluded from the fray.

“This debate is part of an ongoing political struggle between the faculty and the administration of the school, and it entirely excludes the students and the monks of the Abbey,” commented Ann Visintainer, a senior at Belmont. “We here at the Abbey pray the conflict may be resolved in a respectful and peaceful way, and in the meantime, we will continue to support and cherish human life in all its forms.”

Not only are Catholic schools across the country running to the aid of Belmont, many are gearing up for First Amendment fights of their own in light of the Obama health care “reform” plan.

“This is an incursion into private religious belief,” explained Larry Meo, president of De Sales University Students for Life [in what state?]. “The EEOC is attempting to impose a set of values on a certain group of colleges, and this is the very thing the president spoke against during his campaign.”

Katie Prejean, a Crusaders for Life member at another Catholic college, the University of Dallas, agrees: “True Catholic academies are no longer safe from the Obama administration’s desire to manipulate every citizen’s health care, regardless of religious freedom.”

Martha McAdams, a student at the University of Dallas and president of Texas Students for Life, the statewide student pro-life organization, summed up the issue at the core of the standoff between the Obama administration and Catholic institutions: “At the University of Dallas, as at most Catholic universities, abortion is purposely not included in the university-provided health insurance because it goes against a natural belief that all human life is precious.”

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:

NC Register: The government vs. Belmont Abbey College (18 August 2009)
http://www.ncregister.com/daily/the_government_vs._belmont_abbey_college/

Wall St. Journal: Look Who's Discriminating Now (12 August 2009)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052970203863204574346833989489154.html

Catholic Online: Belmont Abbey Head: Washington Instructed Officials Pursue Discrimination Charges (18 August 2009)


http://www.catholic.org/collegiate/story.php?id=34261
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_______________________________
Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org
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Concerns About Rationing in Congressional Health Care Bills Are Not Misplaced

by Newt Gingrich
August 19, 2009

LifeNews.com Note: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is founder of the Center for Health Transformation. During his time in the House, Gingrich compiled a pro-life voting record on abortion and bioethics issues.

Emotions are high in the debate over the future of our health care, and for good reason. What we are discussing are deeply personal, often deeply emotional issues. [
read more]

Rep. Michele Bachmann Video: Where Does Congress Stand on Health Care Reform?

Pro-Life Women's Group Targets Pro-Abortion Senate Leader Harry Reid

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 18, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A national pro-life women's group is joining other organizations that are taking on pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whom polls show may be the most vulnerable Democrat in the 2010 elections. Reid is one of the many pro-life Democrats who appear to have abandoned opposition to abortion. [
read more]

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Diminished And Pathetic Legacy Of Brett Favre

This is my opinion, not SR's. I have never liked Brett Favre, but I used to respect him. Living in the frozen tundra we know the truth about Brett Favre; he is not the man the national media makes him out to be.

The second the season was over he would skip out of here as fast as he could and you wouldn't see him again unless he needed money for one of his charities or when his wife was selling a book.

He has lost us more games than I can count with ridiculous interceptions that should never have happened and he wanted the Packers to kiss his derriere. He segregated himself from most of the team and held us hostage year after year wondering if he would finally retire.

Contrary to reports he was also hostile and unsupportive of Rogers. If he was truly the man the media proclaims, a guy who loved Green Bay, the Packers, and the fans, he would have helped mentor Rogers, he would not have held the team hostage year after year, and he would not be pursuing his vendetta against the Packers and all Packer fans.

I know this won't happen, but I wish the Packers would not retire his jersey. He wants to be a Viking, let them retire his jersey. Besides, what self respecting man could wear purple? Especially, after having the honor of wearing the green and gold? The Vikings fans are going to find out they just got a $12 million interception-throwing ego maniac.

The interceptions alone should be good for 3 or 4 losses during the season. My prediction; the Packers go 12 and 4 and win the division. The Vikings? Who cares! I respect the Bears, pity the Lions, and hate the Vikings. Go Pack, Go!

Catholic League Release

This is the first review of Bill Donohue’s book Secular Sabotage: How Liberals are Destroying Religion and Culture in America which will be available September 2.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/2009/08/18/secular-sabotage-how-liberals-are-destroying-religion-culture-america

Founding Fathers Quote

Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free.

Thomas Jefferson

The View From Washington

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Peter Schiff On The Financial Sense Hour



Elite Meltdown

Elite Meltdown
Nancy Morgan
RightBias.com
August 17, 2009

This article was originally published in American Thinker on August 16, 2009.

The face-off between the ruling elite and 'we the people' continues to unfold, as Democrat politicians hold townhall meetings across the country to build support for the Obama administration's latest power grab, misleadingly labeled 'health care reform.'

The faux outrage politicians manufacture on demand has been replaced by real outrage. Outrage at the American people for failing to understand the nuances, the broad outline of a 1,000 page plus bill that most politicians haven't even read. Hey, that's what staff is for, explained new Democrat, Arlen Spector.

Peons from fly-over country are daring to challenge the carefully scripted and (deliberately?) misleading talking points. Talking points which, by the way, have been endorsed by the media. Don't these guys read the New York Times? [
read more]

Monday, August 17, 2009

House Democrats to Keep Public Option in Health Care Bill, Have September Vote

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 17, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Responding to President Barack Obama and top Obama officials, House Democrats say they will keep the public option, the government-run health care system that will fund abortions and abortion coverage, in the health care bills. They also don't expect a vote on the House floor until September. [
read more]

Capitol South

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New Gallup Poll Shows More Conservatives Than Liberals in Every State

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 17, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)
-- A new Gallup poll shows, in all 50 states, more Americans identify themselves as conservative than liberals. Although there are many pro-life liberals, the poll is good news for the pro-life movement as it confirms several recent polls showing a majority of Americans pro-life or movement in the pro-life direction.[read more]

Catholic Belmont Abbey College Would Close Before Giving in to Obama Admin

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 17, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The president of Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic school, says he will close the college before it gives in to an Obama administration ruling forcing it to provide contraception coverage in its insurance plans for employees. The EEOC ruled the school must provide the coverage, even though it violates Catholic teachings. [
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Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Monday, August 17, 2009

The “Stimulus” Package:
Six Months Later and What Do You Get?”



Click to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDfKWAnDMJU

RSC Communications Activity
Although the House will be out of session until September 8, 2009, the RSC continues to fight back against the Democrats’ attempts to spin the facts.


· Last week, Chairman Tom Price (GA-06) appeared on CNN to discuss the realities of the Democrats’ so-called “public option” and the Empowering Patient’s First Act, the RSC’s proposal for patient-centered health care reform.

· When the House of Representatives gavels back into session in a few weeks, all of the debate and committee votes on H.R. 3200 will essentially be reconciled by one person – Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

· In press conferences and town halls across the country, President Obama continues to make the false claim that the Democrats’ proposals will allow those who like their current health care plan to keep it. Of course, he conveniently forgets to mention all the exceptions

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House Republican Study Committee
Rep Tom Price, M.D., Chairman
Paul Teller, Executive Director
Brad Watson, Policy Director
Natalie Farr, Professional Staff
Emily Henehan, Professional Staff
Bruce “Fez” Miller, Professional Staff
Jonathan Day, Director of Member Services and Business Outreach
Alex Shively, Director of Conservative Coalitions
Brendan Buck, Communications Director
Brian Straessle, Deputy Communications Director
Curtis Rhyne, Staff Assistant
424 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 226-9717

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Founding Fathers Quote

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Patrick Henry