Friday, April 30, 2010

Republican Leader: We'll Try to Repeal Pro-Abortion Health Care if We Win House

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 30, 2010

Washington, DC ( -- The top Republican in the House of Representatives said today that GOP lawmakers will try to repeal the pro-abortion health care bill President Barack Obama signed into law if Americans give them the majority after the November congressional elections. [
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Rick Santorum Woos Pro-Life Crowd in Wisconsin With Speech Blasting Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 30, 2010

Milwaukee, WI ( -- Former Pennsylvania senator and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum wood pro-life advocates Thursday night with a speech blasting abortion. Santorum was the featured speaker at a fundraising event for Wisconsin Right to Life.[
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More Jobs Could Flee Wisconsin

To see the impact of liberal policies all anyone in Wisconsin needs to do is look around. There are homes for sale and shuttered businesses every where. Now news that Harley Davidson may be leaving due to the irresponsible legislation and leadership under Democrat governor, Doyle and his lackeys in the State Senate and Assembly.

The only way we will save Wisconsin jobs and bring business to this state is to turn out every Democrat this November. We have to have control of the governorship, state senate, and assembly if we are to repeal the anti-business legislation and regulations inflicted upon this state.

Sagebrush stirrings

By David Harrison, Stateline Staff Writer

Utah State Representative Chris Herrod has gotten a lot of attention since his bill to explore seizing federal land through eminent domain became law last month. Colleagues in other Western legislatures have called seeking tips on replicating his success in their states. And the law was a topic of discussion this week when U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar paid a visit to Salt Lake City.

A majority of the land in Utah, as in many Western states, is owned by the federal government. Herrod’s measure treats the federal government like any other property owner in the state. It allows Washington to keep the rights and title to the land but not ultimate jurisdiction over it. That jurisdiction rests with Utah, and it means that federal land holdings may be subject to state eminent domain authority. [read more]

Wisconsin Legislative Update

Capitol Connection
By Senator Joe Leibham

~ Governor Reviews Bills Approved by Legislature ~

With the regular session of the 2009-2010 legislative session having come to a close on April 22, it is now up to Governor Jim Doyle to act on dozens of legislative bills that were approved by the State Senate and State Assembly over the last month. While I provided an update on the results of some of the more controversial legislative issues of the session in my last Capitol Connection column, following is a partial listing of some of the other proposals that did not receive as much attention but now await the Governor’s signature or veto:

· Senate Bill (SB) 44 – Handgun Registration – Requires the state Department of Justice to review mental health records as a part of the required background check for handgun purchases.
· SB 154 – School Bullying – Requires local school districts to adopt a school district bullying plan and the development of a state model bullying plan.
· SB 163 – Colorectal Cancer Screening – Mandates health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening.
· SB 172 – Annexation Changes – Limits the ability for cities and villages to use direct annexation and authorizes limited town challenges to an annexation.
· SB 227 – Emergency Government – Sets a plan for interim successors for legislators and meetings of the legislature and legislative committees in the event of a disaster.
· SB 266 – Non-motorized Trails Council – Creates a State Non-motorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council.
· SB 307 – Lions Club License Plate – Creates a special license plate for Lions Clubs of Wisconsin.
· SB 323 – Newborn Hearing Screening – Requires the screening of newborns for hearing impairment.
· SB 362 – Mental Health Coverage – Mandates health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism and other drug abuse.
· SB 392 – Military Vehicles – Allows certain former military vehicles to be registered as a type of special interest vehicle.
· SB 400 – ATV Snow Removal – Allows ATVs to drive alongside roads for up to two miles if the purpose is to travel to a site to remove snow.
· SB 409 – CORE Jobs Act – Expands education and angel investment tax credits while creating farmshoring grants, business micro-loan programs and funding for manufacturing skills training.
· SB 484 – BadgerCare Plus Basic – Expands the BadgerCare state government health insurance program.
· SB 530 – Payday Loans – Regulates payday and auto title loans in Wisconsin.
· SB 591 – Tenancy Termination – Allows for the termination of tenancy at the death of the tenant.
· SB 651 – Green to Gold Fund – Creates a state revolving loan fund to help manufacturers update their facilities or make other investments in becoming more energy efficient.
· SB 656 – Marshfield Dental Facility – Authorizes up to $10 million in borrowing to aid Marshfield Clinic in the construction of a rural dental education outreach facility in Marshfield.
· Assembly Bill (AB) 333 – News Media Sources – Provides an absolute privilege for journalists to refuse to disclose confidential sources and confidential information.
· AB 347 – Sheriff Sales – Authorizes Internet sales of unclaimed personal property by a sheriff.
· AB 371 – Bear Hunting – Modifies several state bear hunting laws regarding shooting a wounded bear, training bear dogs, the age bear hunters need to be licensed, and several other provisions.
· AB 552 – Snowplows – Prohibits following snowplows too closely in cities.
· AB 588 – Massage Therapy – Creates a Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Examining Board.
· AB 599 – Snowmobile Speed Limit – Sets the nighttime speed limits for snowmobiles at 55 m.p.h.
· AB 749 – Woody Biomass Tax Credit – Income/franchise tax credit for equipment used to harvest or process woody biomass intended to be used as a fuel component.
· AB 842 – Engine Coolant – Requires bittering agents in certain engine coolants and antifreeze to prevent animal consumption.
· AB 903 – Soccer Goal Regulation – Require new state regulations on moveable soccer goals.

Again, this is just a partial listing of the bills that Governor Doyle will review for signing or veto in the weeks ahead. If you have interest in any of the bills, you may want to contact the Governor’s office to express your thoughts today. The Governor can be contacted via phone at (608) 266-1212 or e-mail (

If there is a specific legislative bill that you have been following and are unsure of its outcome, please contact me and I will provide you with an update on whether or not it was passed. You may also check on a bill’s status by visiting the legislature’s homepage on the Internet at

Catholic League News Release


Catholic League president Bill Donohue points to an article in today's New York Times as an example of its tendency to allow editorial commentary to creep into its hard news stories:

Rachel Donadio wonders whether the Vatican "will confront the failures in church leadership that allowed sexual abuse to go unpunished." She adds that "the culture of the church was for decades skewed against public disclosure and cooperation with the civil authorities," and that only now are the bishops required to report abuse to the authorities. She consistently refers to the problem as pedophilia.

Perhaps Ms. Donadio missed reading the Times story of April 10 on Leslie Lothstein, a psychologist who has treated about 300 priests. He says that "only a small minority were true pedophiles." Correct. All the data show that most of the molesters have been homosexuals.

Yes, most abusers went unpunished, but it is wrong to imply some sinister motive like "secrecy." For example, the Murphy report on abuse in Dublin found that most bishops followed the advice of therapists—not canon law. In short, had Church law been followed, instead of listening to the prevailing psycho-babble, things might have been different.

The idea that the Catholic Church is just now reporting cases of abuse is a red herring: no institution has a record of reporting abuse. Here is what Paul Vitello of the Times wrote last October: "For decades, prosecutors in Brooklyn routinely pursued child molesters from every major ethnic and religious segment of the borough's diverse population. Except one." The exception was the Orthodox Jewish community, and this is because Orthodox Jews have "long [been] forbidden to inform on one another without permission from the rabbis who lead them."

There is no law in most places mandating the reporting of any crime, and that is why fingering the Catholic Church smacks of bigotry.

We will not stop until the Times stops with its selective outrage.
Contact public editor Clark Hoyt:

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

The Navy Touts Equality Amongst The Sexes On Sub Service - Men Must Be As Miserable As The Feminists

Of course the Navy received no objections from Congress over lifting its ban on women serving on subs, Congress has no morals left to speak of. It was a sacrilege and inappropriate when all male military schools were forced to accept women amongst their ranks, but that was not enough to better the foul mood of the ugly, feminist movement. Unless they cause all men as much misery as they have caused themselves by denying their own femininity, feminists (male and female) will never rest.

As a woman I can say with confidence that women should never intrude where they don't belong. Just as there are places where men don't belong, there are lines you don't cross in this world; no matter how liberal the progressives would like to force us to become. Women in the military can be a positive, or they can be a negative.

This is my opinion, as a woman who very much wanted to join the Navy; probably would have been a lifer;-) I don't make these remarks lightly, but I will also make no bones about it as I have learned from experience and from the willingness to acknowledge the truth.

The very presence of a woman, whether intended or welcomed, puts an automatic sensual spin on any military situation without having to throw fuel on the fire. Like it or not libs, you cannot lie when the truth is obvious. With this misguided move, you have the unavoidable distraction that the presence of a woman causes, you have the disharmony it causes within the affected families, women's natural role, and instinct, is to nurture and it tends to interfere with her ability to fulfill what is required in certain military situations, and finally add to the mixture the inevitable percentage of women who can't keep their pants on and you have a horrible situation just waiting to blow up.

Women and libs can judge me all they want for speaking the truth, but ask your self this; what reason does any woman have to intrude herself in such tight, public quarters with men when there are hundreds of places, more private and comfortable, she can better serve? I can assure you it is not a virtuous motive.

From this family gal, who would have loved to have been a Navy gal, to all those serving proudly in our armed forces remember this, you best serve when you serve proudly and virtuously from a situation best suited to who you are; a woman. Be proud of it rather than attempting to punish men for some perceived oppression. The only injustice is that women are taught by liberals that being female is substandard and unless they make themselves more manly they are not good enough.

Missing/Stolen IPhone Hoopla

They will consider charging in this case, but let liberal members of Congress off Scott-free when they steal/leak national security/military secrets. Go figure.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Barack Obama Finalizing List of Supreme Court Nominees as Liberals Pressure

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 29, 2010

Washington, DC ( -- President Barack Obama is reportedly finalizing his list of potential nominees to scrutinize and investigate further. As he narrows down the list of potential replacements for retiring pro-abortion Justice John Paul Stevens, liberal groups are pressuring him to make a polemic pick. [
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A Little Southern Wisdom

"Secession belongs to a different class of remedies. It is to be justified upon the basis that the States are Sovereign. There was a time when none denied it. I hope the time may come again, when a better comprehension of the theory of our Government, and the inalienable rights of the people of the States, will prevent any one from denying that each State is a Sovereign, and thus may reclaim the grants which it has made to any agent whomsoever."

Jefferson Davis

Puerto Rico As A New State?

So the house voted today to give Puerto Rico the option of becoming a state I would like to welcome them should they decide to become a state and given the severe financial crisis the Republic faces I volunteer my state to leave the union to save the Republic the cost of adding another star to the flag;-)


Chuck DeVore and Michael Boldin Talk 10th Amendment

h/t: The Tenther Grapevine

Mexican Hypocrisy

Michelle Malkin has done a great job of pointing out what hypocrites the Mexican government is to criticize our immigration laws. Even though the article is showing up everywhere I wanted to post it.

How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens
by Michelle Malkin

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has accused Arizona of opening the door "to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement." But Arizona has nothing on Mexico when it comes to cracking down on illegal aliens. While open-borders activists decry new enforcement measures signed into law in "Nazi-zona" last week, they remain deaf, dumb or willfully blind to the unapologetically restrictionist policies of our neighbors to the south.

The Arizona law bans sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws, stiffens penalties against illegal alien day laborers and their employers, makes it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to complete and carry an alien registration document, and allows the police to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving they are in the U.S. legally. If those rules constitute the racist, fascist, xenophobic, inhumane regime that the National Council of La Raza, Al Sharpton, Catholic bishops and their grievance-mongering followers claim, then what about these regulations and restrictions imposed on foreigners?
[read more]

Pence and McMorris Rodgers Oppose Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts for Europe

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, and Conference Vice Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers urged their House colleagues today to sign a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, calling on the Obama Administration to block any American taxpayer-funded bailouts of Greece. Greece is seeking funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), due to the country's debt, and other European countries, including Portugal and Spain, may soon make similar appeals. Congressman Pence made the following remarks today:

"The American people are tired of the endless bailouts. The United States is
facing nearly 10 percent unemployment and a fiscal crisis of its own, and
propping up Greece or any other European Union nation that may face a similar
crisis in the future should not be the responsibility of American taxpayers. The
EU was created to compete economically with the United States, and if it needs
to bailout one of its own, it should do so without bilking the American

"The administration should do everything in its power to block
taxpayer money from financing an international bailout slush fund. Hard-working
Americans should not see their tax dollars sent overseas to bail out nations
that have acted irresponsibly. As we are seeing here in the United States,
borrowing, spending and bailouts are not the path to economic prosperity, but
are instead a formula for disaster."

"At a time when America is
experiencing its worst economy in 30 years and is burdened by a $1.3 trillion
deficit, it is simply unfair to force American taxpayers to spend billions more
of their hard-earned dollars to prop up failed policies in a relatively wealthy
nation," said Vice Chair McMorris Rodgers.

Congressman Pence added, "The
Obama Administration needs to understand that bailing out Greece will not solve
Greece's problems; it will only create a moral hazard that gets America more
involved in the gathering storm of European bailouts. A Greek bailout today will
encourage larger countries, such as Spain and Italy - which have similar
problems - to get in line for American tax dollars tomorrow and continually
delay the fiscal disciplinary actions that are necessary for a long-term

Way Up North: The Time Is Now

I’ve said all that to say this: ladies and gentlemen, we are being raped. Viciously, maliciously, and with great pleasure by those in the government whose goal is the pure-and-simple gathering of power and control. They don’t care what they have to say, what lies they must tell, what lands they must grab, or what new (and usually unconstitutional) laws and regulations they pass.

It’s all about gaining power and control – and then keeping it. And it’s obvious now that the progressive crew in D.C. is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. [read more]

Chris Christie Bringing About Real Change In New Jersey

Now this is an exciting story, Christie is actually demanding spending cuts and no sacred cows are being spared. If you look at the voter turn out in the recent school funding vote you will see that a lot of voters are with him. It may hurt in the short term, but New Jersey will benefit from this principled, fiscal leadership.

"But there’s another line Christie likes to use to describe the fiscal situation he inherited: “The day of reckoning is here.” It’s difficult to argue his point. While nearly all states are in deep fiscal trouble, New Jersey is in deeper than most. Its deficit amounts to 37 percent of the entire state budget. Christie has responded by proposing to slash billions of dollars in state spending on everything from aid to municipalities to the normally sacrosanct K-12 education system. More than 1,300 state government positions would be eliminated." [read the entire article here]

Founding Fathers Quote

[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.

Zacharia Johnson

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Latest Attempt To Attack Gun Manufacturers

Jay Weber, on his show today, discussed how mayors from around the world, including several from the US, got together recently and discussed suing gun manufacturers in world court. The Left will never be satisfied until they have destroyed the second amendment and that is when you should start worrying about big brother showing up at your house because the day America becomes unarmed we will have already lost our freedom.

Time To Buy In Arizona

Berry Laker, a local blog I follow, is calling on Conservatives to spend money in Arizona to counter the boycott from socialist, San Francisco. Sounds like a great idea to me. If you would like to help spread the word and spend some hard earned money in Arizona, they could definitely use the support.

"Pence Calls on Iran Sanctions Conference Committee to 'Act Boldly and Act Quickly'"

"This Administration has spent more time on global warming than on the growing threat of a nuclear Iran."

Washington, DC- -U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, gave the following opening statement today at the first conference committee meeting on Iran sanctions bills passed by the House and Senate:

"Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you for convening this conference committee and I commend the members of this conference committee who have recognized the threat posed by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

"This conference committee has no ordinary task. We have a job to do and history will judge the actions taken by this conference committee and this country. I pray that history will conclude that we rose to the challenge and enacted legislation that led the world to act in concert against the rising threat of a nuclear Iran. I will also pray that history will not conclude that our failure to lead boldly ended in a flash of light, the rush of wind and a second historic tragedy for our most cherished ally. The stakes are that high.

"We must make certain that the prospect of an Iranian regime armed with nuclear weapons never materializes. As President Obama noted last year in Prague, a nuclear Iran will 'increase insecurity for all.' One year later, Iran's nuclear program is accelerating and we draw ever closer to the reality of Iran as a nuclear power.

"As we have seen for the last sixteen months, diplomacy and engagement have had no real impact on Tehran. Deadlines set by President Obama have passed without any change in Iran's behavior and the United Nations has demonstrated no serious leadership on this issue.

"Secretary of Defense Gates has noted that we do not have a real long-term strategy to stop Iran from realizing its nuclear ambitions.

"Frankly, this Administration has spent more time on global warming than on the growing threat of a nuclear Iran. The Nuclear Security Summit, recently held here in Washington, D.C., did not bring us any closer to imposing tough sanctions on Iran despite the fact that Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and its support for terrorism remain the single most pressing proliferation threat.

"As members of the conference committee, we must report the strongest possible Iran Sanctions bill back to the Congress to force the Iranian regime to give up its weapons program or face crippling economic isolation. We must resist efforts to weaken the sanctions in this legislation to accommodate diplomatic concerns. We must resist efforts to include carve-outs and waivers that will dilute the effectiveness of our action.

"And lastly, we must remember that time is of the essence. As instructed by a bipartisan majority in the House, I urge my colleagues on this committee to bear down and complete our work by May 28, only a few weeks from now.

"There are some in diplomatic circles and within this Administration who undoubtedly want to see this committee and this process slowed down, but as our military's leaders recently testified before Congress, time is running short. The Iranian regime soon will not only possess a nuclear weapon, but it continues to test the means with which to deliver it against the United States or our allies. We must act boldly and we must act quickly.

"Given the long history of state-sponsored terrorism by the regime in Tehran, and given the threat to our security and our most cherished ally Israel, this is life and death."

Polls Show November Elections Could Yield Landslide for Pro-Life Movement

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 28, 2010

Washington, DC ( -- Two new polls show the November mid-term congressional elections could yield a landslide for the pro-life movement. As pro-life groups look to replace the aggressively pro-abortion Democratic leadership that gave Americans the health care bill and its taxpayer funding of abortions, polls show change is coming. [
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Southern Avenger: Praising Arizona

Do You Really Want Responsible, Limited Government

People keep saying they want responsible, limited government, but how many are really willing to accept cuts to their favorite pet projects? I, for one, could do with out bike paths, aqua centers, and government intrusion, I mean federal government support in public schools. But, apparently some people are unwilling to accept any cuts at all, as this article shows.

Baby Boy Survived Abortion, Lived Two Days After Doctors Left Him to Die

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 28, 2010

Florence, Italy ( -- A 22-week old disabled boy survived an abortion attempt in southern Italy, but doctors left him to die afterwards and he survived for two days before passing away. The boy's mother was pregnant for the first time but decided to have an abortion after prenatal scans suggested the unborn child was disabled.[
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Shocking And Disturbing Video Out Of Arizona

Americans for legal immigration PAC sent me this video and press release. These are images the mainstream media will never show you. So while they will hide images like this they are out there accusing patriotic tea party supporters of the very thing the supporters of illegal immigration are doing. Don't forget it is not just this video, there is documentation of years of hate filled and violent actions by those who support illegal immigration.

(please report, distribute, watch, comment, and vote on this video)

Illegal Aliens Will Use 'Shovels and Axes' Against Americans In Armed Rebellion

(Video Documentation Included)

April 28, 2010

CONTACT: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC ALIPAC
Tel: (919) 787-6009 Toll Free: (866) 703-0864

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is releasing a video clip today that shows an illegal alien supporter in Arizona claiming that shovels and axes will be used against Americans just prior to the riot, where police officers and American citizens were assaulted by the mob protesting SB 1070.


"We will not stop! We will take up our shovels and pickaxes and we...we will use them against you! Believe that!" screams an opponent of Arizona's tough new bill addressing illegal immigration.

Several organizers supporting the opponents of the bill can be seen trying to stop illegal alien supporters from accosting American citizens who support SB 1070.

Despite intense efforts by illegal alien organizers and police to keep the angry crowd back, a large Hispanic male in a red sport jersey that reads "Warner 13" tries to push past handlers and another voice screams (garbled) "you can't argue with a puto!"

The Urban Dictionary defines a puto as a "Spanish word for a male prostitute. sometimes it's offensive for homosexuals. In Mexico it is used for cowards and traitors."

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is circulating this video to the nation via national press release today. The video is also being sent to ALIPAC's 30,000 national supporters for comment and circulation, with encouragements for activists to send copies to state and federal lawmakers.

ALIPAC is also issuing an advisory to law enforcement agencies across America in anticipation of the May 1st illegal alien protests scheduled nationally by Congressman Luis Gutierrez and the National Council of La Raza (The Race).

"We just want to make sure that our police agencies in these towns and cities where similar groups of angry illegal alien supporters plan to gather on May 1, are fully and properly informed," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "We are asking our supporters to make sure their local police are aware of the riots, assaults on police, assaults on Americans, and murderous slogans advocating armed rebellion documented in this video, as well as others coming out of Arizona."

The link to the video being released today is...

Sourcing: This youtube video is our political interpretation of footage filmed in Phoenix on April 23 by Dave Seibert of AZ Central.


JD Hayworth responds to John McCain's election year conversion on Border Security

J.D. Hayworth 2010

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

From the Chairman
Last week, the Chief Actuary of Medicare released a troubling but not at all surprising report that says ObamaCare will increase national spending on health care by at least $311 billion over the next decade. Democrats spent the better part of a year trying to convince Americans that their plan was fiscally responsible. But even with all the accounting and timing gimmicks they used to make the numbers look better, the truth about the costs of this plan continues to come out.

Now Democrats want you to believe that their plan for financial reform will end the culture of bailouts and the notion that a private company can be too-big-to-fail. In reality, their plan actually codifies the bailout culture and enables the expansion of companies they deem too-big-to-fail at the expense of smaller and local institutions. It is a continuation of the current political economy that threatens our nation’s financial stability and long-term prosperity.

As with health care and their failed stimulus package, the Democrats’ rhetoric simply does not match reality. House Republicans have a positive solution that will end the bailouts, protect consumers, restore market discipline in the financial sector, and provide a firm footing for private sector job creation and long-term economic growth.


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. John Shadegg (AZ-03): Why Waxman-Markey Is Unwise; Politico, April 22.

· Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): Dodd Bill Sends Wrong Signal to Wall Street; Investor’s Business Daily, April 22.

· Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10): Reviving the Balanced-Budget Amendment; Washington Times, April 26.

· Rep. Spencer Bachus (AL-06): Dems Have Chained Taxpayers to GSEs; Politico, April 26

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.
· Democrats continue their push to pass a permanent bailout bill in the Senate, with a National Energy Tax and possibly even legislation granting amnesty for illegal immigrants on the horizon.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.
· The House passed H.R. 4851 to extend unemployment benefits, a temporary “Doc Fix”, and other items. Democrats refused to pay for the costs of this legislation, which will add $18.1 billion to the deficit over ten years.

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.


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

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Secession In The News

It continues to amaze me how often secession is being written about and who is talking about it. I have my own personal beliefs as to why we hear about it so often and that is because most Americans are discovering that maybe John Edwards was somewhat right when he said there was two Americas.

There is an independent, God-fearing, freedom loving America and an A-moral, big government, dependency loving America. I believe you can break it down even further, but I won't bore you.

Here is the latest article I have found on secession. I disagree with several parts of the article, but the biggest disagreement I have is the term 'neo-confederate'. This term is generally used to denigrate Southerners who support an honest review of history.

Pat Buchanan Let's Some Common Sense Fly

Buchanan's latest article tackles the controversy over Arizona's new immigration law. Let's be frank, for all these people whining about it, the states have the power to do things that would be unconstitutional for the federal government to do. The states have more authority. It's the federal government that has a limited and defined role; a role that they very much overstepped when they criticized Arizona.

Whose Country is This?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

With the support of 70 percent of its citizens, Arizona has ordered sheriffs and police to secure the border and remove illegal aliens, half a million of whom now reside there.

Arizona acted because the U.S. government has abdicated its constitutional duty to protect the states from invasion and refuses to enforce America’s immigration laws.

“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” said Gov. Jan Brewer. “But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created an unacceptable situation.”
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Rhetoric vs. Reality: The True Cost of ObamaCare

GOP Senator: Obama Will Use Supreme Court Pick to Promote Radical Agenda

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 27, 2010

Washington, DC ( -- In a preview of he upcoming battle over a Supreme Court nomination, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says in a new interview that he expects pro-abortion President Barack Obama to use the nomination to advance his radical agenda. [
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Pence Says President's Fiscal Commission "Not A Serious Effort to Stop Out of Control Spending"

Says President Needs to Take All New Tax Proposals Off the Table

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks as the president’s fiscal commission is slated to hold its first meeting today:

"Our country is facing a fiscal crisis, but the president's fiscal commission is not a serious effort to stop out of control spending. The president needs to tell this commission that new taxes are not an option, and he needs to take all new tax proposals off the table, including any form of a European-style Value Added Tax.

"If the president is serious about reining in government spending, he will take out his veto pen and tell Congress to stop sending him bloated, big-government legislation that's filled with wasteful spending.

"The American people want fiscal discipline and bold new ideas. That's why Congressmen Jeb Hensarling, John Campbell, and I introduced the Spending Limit Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Our Spending Limit Amendment will limit government spending to one-fifth of the economy.

"The American people don't want to wait for another commission to tell us how bleak the problem is, and then hope that Congress will finally make tough choices. We need to cut spending now, and adopt a Spending Limit Amendment to rein in government spending for generations to come."

Tape of Abortion Center Failing to Report Sexual Abuse Goes to Kentucky Officials

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 27, 2010

Louisville, KY ( -- The undercover videotape showing another abortion business caught covering up a potential case of sexual abuse of a minor is heading to Kentucky officials. A Louisville, Kentucky abortion center is the latest caught on tape ignoring sexual abuse of a child and giving misleading abortion counseling. [
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Pro-Abortion Gov. Granholm: Obama Should Seek Non-Judge for Supreme Court

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 26, 2010

Washington, DC ( -- Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, who is said to be on the short list of potential Supreme Court nominees, tooted her own horn a bit over the weekend. She said pro-abortion President Barack Obama should consider naming someone who is not currently a judge to the high court vacancy.[
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Pence: "The Truth Landed With A Thud Last Thursday"

"The president and Congressional Democrats passed a health care law without any idea how to pay for it."

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks today on the House floor regarding a
report released last week from the president's own administration, which says that ObamaCare actually raises health care costs:

"After months of debate and assurances that their government takeover of
health care would actually result in lowering the cost of health care for
Americans, the truth landed with a thud last Thursday.

"A new report
from the Obama Administration's own Medicare agency confirms what we have known
all along. The president and Congressional Democrats passed a health care law
without any idea how to pay for it.

"They promised to lower the cost of
health care but instead ObamaCare will send those costs soaring by $311 billion.
Again, this is from their own analysts within the administration. The same
report says in the same way the Democrats set out to pay for the bill are
‘unsustainable' and some of the methods they use to control costs are

"The reality is we need to repeal ObamaCare and replace it
with the kind of health care reform that will lower the cost of health care
without growing the size of government. And House Republicans are determined to
be on the side of the American people until we do just that."
Note: To view this speech, click

Rep. Michele Bachmann Defends the National Day of Prayer

Pence: The American People Are Saying 'Enough Is Enough'

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks at a Republican Leadership press conference this morning:

“While the administration seems determined to change the subject, House
Republicans are even more determined to stay focused on creating jobs, getting
spending under control, and repealing and replacing this government takeover of
health care with health care reforms that will lower the cost of health
insurance without growing the size of government.

“Last week their own
experts at CMS found that ObamaCare fails to lower health care costs as
Democrats have promised. The president’s own analysts concluded that the country
will spend $311 billion more under the new law than we would have without it.
This now flies in the face of promises of deficit neutrality and fiscal
responsibility, and the American people are saying ‘enough is enough.’

“House Republicans will remain focused on creating jobs, controlling
spending, and repealing and replacing ObamaCare with health care reform that
will serve the interests of the American people and not the bureaucracy.”

Founding Fathers Quote

Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.

Charles Carroll

More Where That Came From

Catholic League News Release


Steven Mulvain, a 23-year-old employee of Britain's Foreign Office, sent an e-mail memo to Downing Street and other government offices saying that when Pope Benedict XVI visits England in September it would be "ideal" for him to open an abortion clinic, bless gay marriage and introduce a "Benedict" brand of condoms; there were other suggestions of a similar nature. Though the Foreign Office issued an apology, the guilty Oxford graduate was merely transferred to another office.

Commenting on this incident is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

The Brits are bigger hypocrites than their like-minded liberal Americans. Back when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, a law known as Section 28 was passed banning government funds from being used to support homosexual families, declaring lesbian liaisons to be "pretend" families. Now Tory leaders are scrambling to apologize for Section 28, boasting how gay-friendly their party has become. Similarly, two years ago, the British government renamed Islamic terrorism "anti-Islamic activity," maintaining that not only is there no such thing as Islamic terrorism, all such violence is really anti-Islamic. Yet when it comes to government officials who insult the pope, no punitive sanctions are taken─he is simply shuffled from one office to another.

Following the logic of the British government with regard to Muslims, they should declare all cases of priestly sexual abuse to be "anti-Catholic activity." But we Catholics have no reason to believe that we will ever achieve parity with Muslims. Maybe that's because we are too nice.

Contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

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

Monday, April 26, 2010

Update On Our Precious Son

I now know what it feels like to be run over by a car. We have lots of news today and almost none of it is good. The baby's left kidney is so full of cysts they believe it will probably die long before he is born. They detected a hole in his heart. God could still heal it. If not we were led to believe he may or may not need to have a procedure to fix it; if the procedure is needed it is fairly simple and does not require surgery. He said that due to the chromosomal abnormalities it may be an indicator of downs syndrome.

We desperately need prayer. One, that baby's health and life are protected by God. As to the other possibility, we love our son very much and look forward, with great anticipation, to welcoming him into this world.

White men need not apply

Obama wants young people, Latinos, blacks, and women to vote in November; I wonder who that leaves out?

Founding Fathers Quote

The government of a nation may be usurped by the forcible intrusion of an individual into the throne. But to conquer its will so as to rest the right on that, the only legitimate basis, requires long acquiescence and cessation of all opposition.

Thomas Jefferson

Government Intrusion Doesn't Bother You, Until It Affects You

Let's be frank and admit that most Americans do not care enough about the atrocities that government intrusion causes until it personally affects them. Why are Americans so willing to turn a blind eye on the unrestrained tsunami of a liberal government gone wild?

If you wait until it affects you and your family, it is too late. People are suffering from crushing financial burden, being imprisoned falsely, being targeted by government agencies and placed on offender lists without due process, having their homes invaded by government agents who write their own warrants, having their jobs ripped away from them because of green legislation, and losing rights and freedoms on a daily basis all because of activist judges and legislators.

The blood of American freedom has been spilled in the waters of DC and our legislators have become so uncontrollably ravenous in their attack on our rights that I fear for my children's futures. What kind of life are they going to be left with if we do not reign in DC? In a society where they will be told what job they can have, what pay is appropriate, how much they have to redistribute to the lazy, what medical care they can and cannot have, what bank they have to put their money in, what religion they are allowed to have, and that if they are not a minority they are worthless and when targeted by minorities given no reprieve there will be no reason to even exist; to the point that their very existence will be painful.

That is not the American dream and that is not the future I want to give my children. We need to stop this government intrusion, this take over, this unrestrained slaughter of freedom now; before it is too late and before it affects us personally.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Remember The Alamo

Videos of Mexican riots on American soil, without media censorship; this is what is really happening to your country under illegal alien invasion. Which of these rioters would you want to have amensty? Would you want any of your loved ones at the mercy of this crowd? There are families right now, in this country, living in fear from these mobs. Now compare these extremists to the Tea Parties and tell me who the racists are. The media cannot hide it forever.