Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Urges Canada to Promote Abortion at G8 Mtg

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 31, 2010

Ottawa, Canada ( -- After signing bills over the last two weeks that promote taxpayer funded abortions in a national health care program, the Obama administration is taking its promotion of abortion abroad. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attacked Canada's Prime Minster for not promoting abortion at an upcoming conference. [read more]

San Diego Schools No Longer Require Parental Consent for Teen Abortions

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 31, 2010

San Diego, CA ( -- San Diego school officials have upset pro-life advocates by adopting a new policy making it so teenagers no longer need parental consent for a host of activities, including abortion. The new policy makes it so teens can go on their own for confidential medical appointments without parental involvement. [
read more]

Obama Attempts To Manipulate The Congress With A Tiny Concession On Oil Drilling

So Obama's had his big announcement on oil drilling. He'll allow a little off select areas, mostly off Virginia. Of course, the fact that it has two Democrat senators and it is a key state for his re-election, I am sure, played no part in his decision.

The administration is hostile to domestic energy production. It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the administration is planning to steal millions of acres of energy producing land from the states in order to keep them from developing those vital resources.

If you don't live in the West I think you will be shocked at just how much land the federal government has already stolen from the states. With the latest land grab the West will lose millions of more acres, giving the federal government effective control of the entire West minus a few cities. The South may have been reconquered by the feds, but the West has never been allowed to be free.

Here is Glenn Beck discussing Obama's land grab. It is slow in the beginning, but well worth watching the entire thing.

The administration has also let it be know that this recent decision on off shore drilling is so that they can win political support to pass Cap and Trade, which is nothing but an economy destroying tax and scheme that will cost us more jobs than I care to think about. No Obama, we are not falling for it.

The American people need domestic energy production now and not this tiny little insult of a hand out. If you would allow true development of our resources we would be improving the economy and adding thousands of badly needed jobs. Unfortunately, your far left ideology take priority over the needs of the American people.

It is time the states simply say no to the federal government. The Founding Fathers did not intend for the federal government to own most of the West, which they do. Some states, like Utah, are already fighting back. Their fallacy is that their going to rely on the federal courts to rule. Gees, I wonder which way they will rule.

The federal government has overstepped its Constitutional authority; the states are under no obligation to follow it. I hope our states will develop a true backbone and not just pass a few pieces of legislation and say "Oh, the federal courts ruled against us; we tried."

Here is the responses from the Republican House and Senate leadership.

Boehner: Obama Administration’s Decision Keeps Vast Majority of America’s Offshore Energy Resources Off Limits
GOP Leader: “Keeping the Pacific Coast and Alaska, as well as the most promising resources off the Gulf of Mexico, under lock and key makes no sense at a time when gasoline prices are rising and Americans are asking ‘Where are the jobs?’”

Washington, Mar 31 -

Follow @GOPLeader on Twitter for updates.

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today criticized the Obama Administration for refusing to listen to the American people and keeping the vast majority of America’s offshore energy resources off limits at a time when Americans want an “all of the above” strategy for promoting American energy production and creating American jobs:

“The Obama Administration continues to defy the will of the American people who strongly supported the bipartisan decision of Congress in 2008 to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling not just off the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, but off the Pacific Coast and Alaskan shores as well. Opening up areas off the Virginia coast to offshore production is a positive step, but keeping the Pacific Coast and Alaska, as well as the most promising resources off the Gulf of Mexico, under lock and key makes no sense at a time when gasoline prices are rising and Americans are asking ‘Where are the jobs?’

“It’s long past time for this Administration to stop delaying American energy production off all our shores and start listening to the American people who want an “all of the above” strategy to produce more American energy and create more jobs. Republicans are listening to the American people and have proposed a better solution – the American Energy Act – which will lower gas prices, increase American energy production, promote new clean and renewable sources of energy, and encourage greater efficiency and conservation.

“At the same time the White House makes today’s announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is plotting a new massive job-killer that the American people can’t afford: a cascade of new EPA regulations that will punish every American who dares to flip on a light switch, drive a car, or buy an American product. Americans simply don’t want this backdoor national energy tax that will drive up energy and manufacturing costs and destroy jobs in our states and local communities.”


Pence Calls President's Drilling Announcement "Smokescreen"

"This Administration's energy plan is simple: increase the cost of energy on every family inAmerica and trade American jobs overseas at a time when millions of Americans are looking for work."

Washington , DC —U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference and the American Energy Solutions Group, issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s announcement on oil and gas exploration:

“As usual the devil is in the details. Only
in Washington, D.C., can you ban more areas to oil and gas exploration
than you open up, delay the date of your new leases and claim you’re going to
increase production.

“The President’s announcement today is a
smokescreen. It will almost certainly delay any new offshore exploration
until at least 2012 and include only a fraction of the offshore resources that
the previous Administration included in its plan.

“Unfortunately, this is yet another feeble
attempt to gain votes for the President’s national energy tax bill that is
languishing in the Senate. At the end of the day this Administration’s
energy plan is simple: increase the cost of energy on every family in
America and trade American jobs overseas at a time when millions of
Americans are looking for work.”

McConnell: ‘It’s Time to Put America’s Energy to Work’

‘Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction, but a small one that leaves enormous amounts of American energy off limits’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Wednesday regarding the President’s announcement on offshore energy exploration:

“Senate Republicans have long supported efforts to find more American energy, and use less; we believe we must do both. While supporting conservation, electric cars, clean coal and nuclear energy, we also pushed for lifting the Congressional ban on offshore exploration, which was removed more than a year ago. Since then, we have been waiting to see whether the administration would follow through and open more areas for the development of American energy.

“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction, but a small one that leaves enormous amounts of American energy off limits. And the proof of the administration’s announcement will be in the implementation: will the administration actually take concrete steps to finish the studies, approve the necessary permits, and open these areas for production? Will they stand by as their allies act to delay the implementation in the courts?

“The American people believe that to strengthen our national and energy security we should rely more on America’s energy resources, and less on those of the Middle East. It’s time to put America’s energy to work for the American people, without the threat of a new national energy tax.”


Founding Fathers Quote

The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to.

Thomas Jefferson

Catholic League News Release


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest falsehoods being told about the pope:

Much of the accusation against Pope Benedict XVI in the case of Wisconsin priest Fr. Lawrence Murphy rests on his alleged disinterest in pushing for Murphy to be defrocked. Contradicting this smear is the judge in the Murphy trial and the New York Times itself.

Fr. Thomas Brundage was the judicial vicar for the Milwaukee Archdiocese who presided over the trial of Fr. Murphy from 1996-1998. Never once did the New York Times contact him, but had they done so they would have learned the following. "At no time in the case, at meetings that I had at the Vatican, in Washington, D.C. and in Milwaukee" says Brundage, "was Cardinal Ratzinger's name ever mentioned." Brundage adds that he was "shocked" when the media tried to connect Ratzinger's name to the case. Murphy died, by the way, when he was still a defendant in a church criminal trial.

Even the New York Times has acknowledged that there is no evidence that in 1996 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (the pope) was even aware of proceedings against Murphy. Moreover, the investigation did not even have to be launched given that the statute of limitations had expired.

We know what's going on. There are those who are wholly unimpressed by the evidence—they just want to get the pope. No doubt there was wrongdoing done in the Murphy case, but it is morally outrageous to lay it at the foot of the pope. Indeed, the pope's critics look rather enfeebled given what Fr. Brundage and the Times say about his complicity.

I challenge anyone to produce a single piece of evidence that the pope did anything wrong.

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Problem With Feingold And The Democrat Party...UPDATED

They think we are all idiots. They obviously do not respect us. Today, when taking questions from Wisconsinites, Feingold replied that abortion is not paid for in the healthcare bill. It is and it has been proven beyond a doubt. Yet, in my opinion, he outright deceives a citizen he is supposed to be serving.

The American people are not ignorant, unwashed masses to be manipulated and controlled. Many Americans who did not engage politically are involved now and political games will no longer work. Until Feingold and the Democrat Party figures that out they are going to continue to lose elections and they deserve to.

They are not the Party they once were. There is no concern for the little guy, only what will give the government more power and please the unions. We no longer factor into their decision making process and that is a shame; they are supposed to be serving the people and not their own interests.


Link fixed. Now it will make more sense.

Catholic League News Release


NBC apologized today for an article on MSNBC’s website entitled, “Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far.” The article that readers accessed after clicking on it actually had nothing to do with the pope.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue accepted the apology today:

NBC says the attributed quote was erroneous and they have corrected the error. An apology was also extended. The apology is accepted. We hope that whoever was responsible for this outrageous post is questioned about it and that appropriate measures are taken. We look forward to hearing the outcome.

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)

New Catholic Bishops Memo: Abortion in Health Care Despite Obama Order

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 30, 2010

Washington, DC ( -- The nation's Catholic bishops have released a new detailed legal memorandum analyzing both the health care bill President Barack Obama signed into law and the executive order he issued. The memo says abortion funding is still present in the new law despite the executive order. [read more]

Nevada Senate Candidate Sue Lowden Gets Pro-Life Women's Group's Backing

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 30, 2010

Carson City, NV( -- The national pro-life women's group Susan B. Anthony List issued an endorsement today for Sue Lowden, one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination to take on Sen. Harry Reid. He is the top Democrat in the Senate who pushed the pro-abortion health care bill. [
read more]

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

Random Toughts

First of all I see that Army Intelligence visited the blog today along with Senator Feingold's office. To the Army I say thank you for your service to the Republic; remember the enemies of the Republic are not the people.

To Senator Feingold's office, who has graced us with four visits today, I wish you had listened to the people of this state. Instead, your far Left policies are crippling, not only our great state but also the Republic. I hope you will be the former Senator from Wisconsin come November.

Baseball season is almost here; I can't wait. I hope the Red Sox win the series this year. I can't take another Yankee win. If the weather is nice tomorrow I am going to take the kids out to play some catch down by Lake Michigan. Well, speaking of kids I had better get back to them.

Tea Party in Russia

Rand Paul - Honor

Rand Paul for US Senate

Catholic League News Release


Catholic League president Bill Donohue accuses MSNBC of libeling Pope Benedict XVI:

Go to the
home page of MSNBC and click on "World News." From there click on "Americas." Next click on the article, "Losing Their Religion? Catholicism in Turmoil." Scroll down and in the "Click for Related Content" section there is an article entitled, "Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far." Clicking on this piece takes the reader to an article about a homosexual German priest who had sex with males in the 1980s. It says absolutely nothing about the pope. Yet MSNBC paints Pope Benedict XVI as a child molester in the tease to the article.

A retraction, and a sincere apology, are in order. They should also investigate how this happened and who is responsible.

Contact NBC news president Steve Capus:

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

From the Chairman
Many on the Left seem to think the public debate over health care should end now that the Democrats’ plan has become law. They could not be more wrong. The need for reforms that put patients in charge is now greater than ever. As we look to the future, members of the RSC will be leading the way with a common sense strategy to put individuals back in control of their health care and protect our economy:

1) Highlight the Real World Consequences – This law will impact Americans’ access to care and place huge financial burdens on employers. Already, companies like AT&T, Caterpillar, 3M, Verizon, Valero Energy, John Deere, and others are predicting they will be hit with higher taxes and could very likely change or drop some of the health insurance plans they currently offer.
2) Repeal and Replace to Empower Patients – We will work for a full repeal of ObamaCare and replace it with patient-centered solutions like H.R. 3400, the Empowering Patients First Act.
3) Support Legal Challenges – There are legitimate constitutional concerns about the individual mandate and other aspects of this law. While working to repeal this takeover of health care, conservatives should also support the efforts of governors, state legislatures and attorneys general who seek to block or overturn it.
4) Restore the Consent of the Governed – No governing majority can last in our Republic if it lacks the consent of the governed. Democrats have flagrantly ignored the will of the American people, and conservatives stand ready to restore your voice to its rightful place in our system of government.

The Democrats’ health care takeover is unconstitutional, bad for patients, and bad for the economy. Let’s fight to repeal it and start over with patient-centered reforms.


Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.
· Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21): Adhere to the Rule of Law on Immigration Policy; Washington Times, March 24.

· Rep. Ed Royce (CA-40): The International Bailout Fund Continues; National Review, March 26.

· Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01): Repeal, Replace with Real Reform; NY Times, March 26.

· Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): This Law Will Not Stand; Wall Street Journal, March 26.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.
· The budget reconciliation portion of the Democrats’ health care takeover returned to the House last week, where it was once again passed with partisan Democrat approval and bipartisan opposition.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.
· The House and Senate will be out of session until the week of April 12. President Obama has taken advantage of this to make 15 recess appointments, including the appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker’s appointment is seen by many as a backdoor attempt to implement Card Check.

· House Democrats have announced a hearing on April 21 to investigate employers like AT&T, John Deere, Caterpillar, and Verizon for announcing that ObamaCare will increase their tax burden and could lead them to change or drop some of the health insurance plans they offer.

RSC Reports
· Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.


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Catholic League News Release


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the pope's critics:

Seldom have I seen such delirium over an innocent man, namely Pope Benedict XVI. Christopher Hitchens, the rabid atheist, wants to know why the European Union is allowing the pope to travel freely. Perhaps he wants the pope handcuffed at the Vatican and brought to the guillotine. Margery Eagan of the Boston Herald, another big fan of the Catholic Church, says, "The Pope should resign." One looks in vain for a single sentence that implicates his guilt in anything. Then we have the Washington Post indicting priests by painting all of them as child abusers in a cartoon. There are many other examples of this kind of hysteria.

As indicated in our
New York Times op-ed page ad today, the pope is innocent. Indeed, he is being framed. No one has any evidence that he even knew of the case of Father Lawrence Murphy. Indeed, his office didn't find out until 1996 and then it did the right thing by summoning an investigation (it could have simply dropped an inquiry given that the statute of limitations had run out). No matter, the pope's harshest critics are blaming him for not defrocking a man whom he may never have heard of, and in any event was entitled to a presumption of innocence. Or was he? There are not just a few who would deny civil liberties protections to priests.

It is a sad day when al-Qaeda suspects are afforded more rights than priests. That this kind of intellectual thuggery should emanate from those who fancy themselves tolerant and fair-minded makes the sham all the more despicable.

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)

STRATFOR Video Dispatch: Moscow Bombings and the Butterfly Effect


The Latest Poll Results Have Thompson Competetive Against Feingold

CQ politics is reporting that the latest poll of 600 likely voters in Wisconsin has Tommy Thompson within the margin of error against Feingold. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to have two far left Senators who disagree with you on almost every single issue. I am under no illusion that Thompson is a states rights Conservative, but he would be a huge improvement over Feingold.

I personally feel that any of the three candidates, two announced and then Thompson, have a chance to defeat Feingold. There is a lot of frustration, even in Wisconsin, with incumbents and the radical Left's policies being shoved down our throats by DC. If you live in Wisconsin I encourage you to get behind a candidate so that we can get rid of Feingold.

My favorite is Dave Westlake who is a true Conservative. Terrence Wall is also running and, of course, Thompson may enter the race. Though, as anyone who lives here knows, he is always involved in speculation during a gubernatorial or senate race.

Dave Westlake: The Components of Constitutionality

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Slandering Of Concerned Americans

The left and their allies in the media hate the Tea Party movement and now Tom Tancredo explains the reason behind the attacks. I think he is absolutely correct.

Why the panic? Well, the left has good reason to fear the tea party and 9-12 activists, and their usual tactics aren't working. Millions of ordinary citizens have become involved in political debate and protest for the first time in their lives. Patriots are worried about the loss of personal freedom that is embodied in the Obama agenda, and they are worried about our national security under a president who is more comfortable apologizing for America than defending it.

To read the rest click here.

Terror Attack In Moscow

Earlier I posted a quick STRATFOR video. There has been quite a lot of information since then. Our media is basically worthless when it comes to world news so I will send you overseas. This report has photos, videos, and maps.

Let's remember to keep the victims and their families in prayer; and all of Russia. Russia has experienced a religious revival since the fall of Communism, but for the past several years that has been in jeopardy, as we have seen in our own country, terrorist attacks lead to governments grabbing more power and the people losing their liberties.

Founding Fathers Quote

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

Catholic League News Release


Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticizes an op-ed article and a news story in the New York Times about Pope Benedict XVI's role in the case of Fr. Lawrence Murphy:

In yesterday's Times, columnist Maureen Dowd said that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now the pope, "ignored repeated warnings and looked away in the case of the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy, a Wisconsin priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys." Wrong. Her own newspaper said it has no evidence that he even knew of letters that reached his office in 1996 about this matter.

Today's edition of the Times has a news story which says that Ratzinger "did not defrock a priest who molested scores of deaf boys in the United States, despite warnings by American bishops about the danger of failure to act, according to church files." Wrong. Besides the fact that there is no evidence he even knew of the case, his office actually lifted the statute of limitations—the abuse took place in the 50s and 60s—and began an investigation. Murphy died while the inquiry was proceeding.

It is one thing for pundits to play fast and loose and ignore the evidence. It is doubly distressing when those who write for the New York Times do so. While this may come as a shocker to the Times, no priest can be defrocked until he is found guilty. If the inquiry was on-going when Murphy died, there is no way he could have been defrocked.

This is particularly disgusting given that the Times is ever so sensitive about the civil liberties rights of accused jihadists.

Contact NYT Public Editor Clark Hoyt:

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)

Catholic League News Release


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the cancellation of the gay-Jesus play "Corpus Christi" at Tarleton State University (it was scheduled to be shown on March 27):

On March 24, we blasted Tarleton State for hosting hate speech against Christians on the eve of Holy Week. Though the play was a class production, and not a University-sponsored performance, the nature of the play, and the timing, were still offensive. "Safety and security concerns" were cited as the reason for its cancellation.

The Catholic League is pleased that Tarleton State president F. Dominic Dottavio denounced the play as "crude and irreverent." That is exactly right. As I said last week, "It's up to the employees and students at Tarleton State to register a protest. Texas taxpayers, and Texas lawmakers who appropriate funds to the university, also have a right to have their voice heard."

I would be remiss if I did not add that Christians from all over the U.S. also have a right to protest. That is why I listed the president's e-mail address and asked our supporters to contact him. I am so happy they did. Obviously, anyone who makes threats should suffer the full weight of the law. Even if the play is the height of incivility, the right remedy must always be civil.

Jeff Field
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)

The IRS is Now in the Health Care Business

STRATFOR Quick Take: Railway Explosions in Moscow

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Founding Fathers Quote

Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

Samuel Adams

EWTN Image spot: Holy Week

h/t: A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

Evil Sometimes Has A Face

A friend of this blog, Lara, forwarded a link to me regarding a subject I have written on in the past; Margaret Sanger. This is a long and pretty in-depth clip of an interview she gave Mike Wallace in the 50's and some of her answers seemed as hard for her to say as they were for me to believe in her honesty. I believe some of her answers betrayed what she truly feels for she knew society would not accept the rawness of her belief system.

She is obviously in an uncomfortable environment, having her life questioned and revealed not only by Mike Wallace, but by society in general. The 50's were obviously a different time, as you can see for yourself on this video, and her views were not as widely accepted as they would be today. Our society still had an overall moral fiber and sanctity for marriage, family, and life and she is definitely not in her element.

She could not sit still and was literally crawling in her skin. I saw a woman who, I am sure, normally surrounded herself with like mindedness to avoid having to acknowledge the sinfulness of her life. She very surely became bitter at the loss of her mother and erroneously blamed that loss on her mother's religion; probably in part due to her father's atheism.

Funny, the very thing that hurt her so deeply to the point she was able to turn her back on God and open her heart to be used by Satan was the very thing that gave her life; a large family. Had her mother not have bore a large family she would not be alive, but she see's it opposite, only that it was the thing that robbed her of her mother. By her own practices and belief system she herself should not have been given life.

I love how in the end of the interview she, whether genuinely or not, shows emotion over sharing pictures of her family; how audacious of her to procreate while advocating that creating family is a sin. She says in the interview that she believes that the greatest sin was bringing children into the world. She quickly adds diseased and impoverished children, but there was a tell tale hesitation; the impression I got was that child birth itself was an unholy act to her.

This says one of two things to me. She either purposely gave birth to cover the deepness of her desires to rid the world of resources robbing offspring to be accepted in society, or she believed herself to be of a select group of people who are worthy of bearing children and that all other races should be eliminated through birth control and abortion; how Aryan of her.

Is this the true motive behind her involvement with Planned Parenthood as has been suggested by many? Judge for yourself. After watching this interview, I feel, it is obvious that she is not saying all that she truly believes; only what she feels the public will stomach with just enough laced in to lure the weak minded. I see a woman who believes herself to be of a small, select, worthy group and that all others are degenerates whose procreation is an abomination.