Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Increasing Threat From Mexico

Yesterday, I was reading an article about the Somali pirates when my two oldest asked me if pirates were real. I explained yes and they asked if there were any by the United States. I told them no, they were by Africa and Asia. Less that 24 hours later I have been proven wrong. Apparently, Mexican pirates are attacking American boats on Falcon Lake in Texas. Why isn't this national news, I wonder?

Another interesting story is how well armed Mexico's cartels are. We need to take this seriously because Mexico is headed for a collapse and we don't want to have the borders wide open when that happens. How do we know the border is still wide open?

This suspected rapist was deported 9 times, yet here he is back in America raping. It could be your wife, daughter, mother, or sister who gets raped because our politicians are playing games with the border, all in the hope of gaining votes.

We are quickly running out of time if we want to save the Republic. You have to get out and vote, this November, for conservative candidates or the RINO's in our Party and the Democrat, socialist, Party will lead us all to ruin.

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Peter Schiff for U.S. Senate 2010

Peter Schiff On The Issues

Energy

We need to end our dependence on foreign oil. The U.S. Department of Energy should be eliminated as it wastes money and produces no energy. Instead, we should empower the private sector to produce the energy our nation needs.

Let's allow losses on passive investments to be deducted from ordinary income. This will immediately free up investment capital to fund the oil and gas drilling and exploration we badly need.

National Defense & Terrorism

We should make national defense the federal government's top priority by ending its involvement in other areas not authorized by the Constitution. Let's truly have a policy of national defense, not national offense.

We should end the concept of nation building and close unneeded foreign military bases that drain resources from more important uses.

Immigration

We should strengthen our borders to crack down on illegal immigration and streamline the process to make legal immigration more accessible. Immigrants must respect our laws and not be given amnesty.

The Federal Reserve

Reform the Federal Reserve so that it no longer enables deficit spending, inflates asset bubbles, or creates inflation. Its original independence must be restored, including strict limits on the types of securities it can buy. Interest rates should be set by the market, not the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s main responsibility should be providing our nation with a sound currency, backed by quality commercial paper and gold.

Social Issues

Powers not delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution are reserved to the states.

The regulation of social issues, such as abortion and marriage, fall within this category.

Personal preferences aside, U.S. Senators must not interfere with a state's rights to self-govern.

Concerned citizens must look to their respective state legislators and state constitutions regarding their state's authority to regulate in these areas.

The federal government must not interfere with or promote, through funding or any other means, that which is outside its enumerated powers.

As U.S. Senator, I will only vote to confirm federal judges who demonstrate an understanding of this principal. [
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Founding Fathers Quote

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine

Top 3 Lies of the Week

Who Is More Clueless... Greece or Congress?

Catholic League News Release

U.S. BISHOPS IN THE MIDWEST CONTACTED;
MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 8 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa:

Today I am writing to the U.S. bishops in the Midwest notifying them that Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, has decided not to overrule those who have chosen to deny a tribute to Mother Teresa: our request to have the towers shine blue and white, the colors of her congregation, on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of her birth (and the day the U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a commemorative stamp), was denied without explanation. Yet the same persons who chose to stiff Mother Teresa decided to honor the Chinese Communist revolution last year, even though 77 million innocent men, women and children were murdered under Mao Zedong.

Everyone is being asked to sign our petition (click
here), and to write to Anthony Malkin. His address is Malkin Properties, One Grand Central Place 60, E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165.

Also contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building:
mmaasch@esbnyc.com

Jeff Field
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=1862

Friday, May 21, 2010

Southern Avenger: Rand Paul Revolution

Congressman Tom McClintock: Response to President Calderon

Unlike Mexicos immigration law -- which is brutally exclusionary -- the purpose
of Americas law is not to keep people out. It is to assure that as people come
to the United States, they do so with the intention of becoming Americans and of
raising their children as Americans.

Unlike Mexico, our nation embraces
immigration and what makes that possible is assimilation.

Founding Fathers Quote

The right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon . . . has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right.

James Madison

Wisconsin Legislative Update

Capitol Connection
By Senator Joe Leibham

~ Exciting News from Leibham Family ~


My wife Heather and I, along with our sons Andrew and William, are excited to announce that God has blessed us with the life of a 3rd child. If all goes according to plan, the new baby will be born in late November. We will keep you updated. Your prayers are appreciated!


~ Changes to Vehicle Emissions Program ~

Automobile owners in Sheboygan County have grown accustomed to the often-frustrating motor vehicle emission inspection and maintenance program (I/M program) administered jointly by the State Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As a citizen and as your State Senator, I have serious questions regarding the benefit of this costly and time consuming process and have tried to have the program eliminated. Unfortunately, I have not been able to generate enough support for this effort and the program continues.

Today, I want to inform you of a few changes coming to the program that could have a big impact on those of us who are required under law to use the emissions testing process.

First, May 20, 2010 brought the implementation of a set of changes passed by the legislature in an effort to bring private vendors into the emissions testing process. Specifically, 2009 Wisconsin Act 228 allows WisDOT to contract with private auto service garages or dealers to perform vehicle emission inspections. The new law requires the vendor to comply with all of WisDOT’s requirements under the I/M program and permits the business to use a subcontractor as long as program requirements are respected. If repairs are needed as a result of the test, the vehicle owner would still be able to have the auto repair shop of their choosing perform the needed maintenance.

Today, only the WisDOT can perform emissions tests. By introducing private businesses into the process via Act 228, I am hopeful that we can reduce the overall cost of the I/M program by eventually eliminating the need for expensive WisDOT testing centers.

In addition to Act 228, the DNR has drafted a new rule proposal that could substantially increase the financial impact of the I/M program on Sheboygan County vehicle owners. Under current law, if you live in Sheboygan County and your vehicle fails an emissions test, the maximum amount of repairs you may be required to perform is capped at $200. Under the DNR rule proposal, however, the repair cost limit for Sheboygan County would be raised from $200 to $787.

The DNR claims that increasing the repair cost cap will bring Sheboygan in line with other counties that participate and help reduce the “significant ozone air quality problem in Sheboygan County”.

Many people join me in questioning the necessity and value of this program and numerous experts believe that the high ozone readings for Sheboygan County are generated artificially due to the fact that our local monitors are placed in the areas most likely to have high ozone readings (which are strongly influenced by atmospheric conditions over Lake Michigan).

This DNR proposal is still in the early stages of the rulemaking process and public input is welcome. In fact, a public hearing on this rule proposal has been scheduled in Sheboygan and I would encourage you to attend. The hearing will take place on June 10, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Rocca room at Mead Public Library, 710 N. 8th St. If you cannot attend the public hearing, you are invited to provide your input to the DNR directly by contacting no later than June 21, 2010:

Mr. Christopher Bovee
DNR Bureau of Air Management
P.O. Box 7921
Madison WI 53707
Phone: (608) 267-5542
Fax: (608) 267-0560
E-mail:
christopher.bovee@wisconsin.gov

To view the entire rule proposal and supporting documentation, you may simply
click this link or contact my office. The DNR needs to hear your positive or negative input on this proposal!


~ Local Jobs Measure Signed Into Law ~

Small entrepreneurs who think big will be the lynchpin of our economic recovery. Unfortunately in Wisconsin, while we have a skilled labor force, we have many government rules and regulations that stand in the way of creating a truly dynamic and growing economy. As your State Senator, I consider it one of my top responsibilities to clear any unnecessary red tape when it is getting in the way of creating local jobs.

That is why I was happy to author Senate Bill (SB) 268 on behalf of a 9th District constituent, Mr. Ron Baeten. Mr. Baeten plans to start a new business that will convert unused meat and poultry products, gathered from area grocery stores and restaurants, into gourmet pet food.

This important bill will adjust state regulations to clear the way for Mr. Baeten to open a small business that has the potential to create as many as 30 new jobs in rural Manitowoc County. More specifically, this new law, now known as 2009 Wisconsin Act 398, gives local units of government more authority in making decisions on where certain rendering-type facilities may be located. In addition, the Act adjusts current state regulations to recognize the differences between traditional rendering and a specific process that converts meat waste to gourmet pet food.

I was pleased to work in tandem with Representatives Bob Ziegelbauer (D-Manitowoc) and John Townsend (R-Fond du Lac) in an effort to get the proposal enacted. Governor Jim Doyle signed SB 268 into law on May 18, 2010.

Mr. Baeten’s situation provides an important lesson on how the legislature can truly work in a bipartisan way to improve Wisconsin’s business climate.

Like any responsible entrepreneur, when he originally came up with his business idea, Mr. Baeten approached the local municipality to seek approval for the project before moving forward. The local board approved the plan and Mr. Baeten proceeded with his new endeavor. However, the state Department of Agriculture (DATCP) subsequently informed Mr. Baeten that a technicality in state law meant that they would terminate his operation. This essentially ended this new job-creating venture even though the local governing body had granted its approval. It also meant that good-paying food manufacturing jobs would fall by the wayside due to one restrictive state rule.

As we work to build a strong economic recovery, the state government should not unnecessarily stand in the way of creating good local jobs. Act 398 was a strong bipartisan effort that injects local control and common sense into a process that was tightly restricted by our state government. I was proud to work with my legislative colleagues on both sides of the aisle in moving this important bill forward on behalf of Mr. Baeten and his future employees.

Ultimately, our state economic recovery hinges on our ability to remove unnecessary government regulations to allow private entrepreneurs the chance to use their own resources to be successful. Act 398 was one small step in this ongoing effort and I am hopeful that the next legislature and Governor will see our efforts and shape their economic agenda accordingly.

As always, it has been a pleasure communicating with you. Please remember to communicate with me and share your input by calling 888-295-8750, writing to me at P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882, or by e-mailing me at
Sen.Leibham@legis.wi.gov. You can also log on to the 9th Senate District on-line office at www.leibhamsenate.com.

It is an honor representing the residents of the 9th District in the State Senate.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time For A Humor Break

Ray Stevens - Come to the USA

Democrats Disgrace Their Office Again

This is one of the most infuriating videos I have ever watched; the president of Mexico addressing a joint session of Congress and he launches into an attack on the great state of Arizona. The Democrats present jump to their feet in thunderous applause. If this does not give you enough reason to vote them out of office in November then, quite simply, you are lost.

Congratulations To State Senator Joe Leibham And Family

My State Senator announced today that his family is expecting an addition to their family this November. May God bless his wife and new baby through out the pregnancy.

America's Repudiation of the Obama Agenda Continues

By Howard Rich

It began last November in statewide races in Virginia and New Jersey. Then it swept through Massachusetts in a stunning U.S. Senate special election this January. Most recently, it has spilled over into primary battles in Utah, Kentucky and Pennsylvania — growing more potent as the calendar year advances toward a climactic November 2010 showdown.

"It" is the ongoing, unequivocal public repudiation of the agenda of President Barack Obama — a seismic shift in the thinking of the American electorate regarding the sort of "change" they want for their country. In several races "it" is also a direct rejection of Obama himself — as evidenced by the deaf ear voters turned to his personal appeals on behalf of Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley and party-switching Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter.

Both Coakley and Specter enjoyed commanding leads over their opponents prior to Obama's active engagement in their races, with Specter enjoying a 21-point cushion over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak as recently as last month (Sestak ended up defeating Specter by a 54-46 percent margin). Similarly, Sen. Scott Brown trailed Coakley by 17 points just two weeks before pulling off his improbable five-point upset victory.

In both races, Obama appeared in radio and television ads on behalf of the losing candidates — and in the Massachusetts race he paid a last-minute visit to the Bay State in an unsuccessful effort to rally Coakley's faltering campaign (similar to his failed last-ditch effort to revive the flagging candidacy of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine).

There was no eleventh hour visit for Specter — but only because Obama's political advisors read the handwriting on the wall and were desperate to avoid yet another embarrassing image of their boss with his arms draped around another losing candidate. Accordingly, after pledging to give Specter his "full support," when Election Day rolled around Obama was nowhere to be found – and wasn't even following the race "all that closely," according to his spokesman.

How's that for loyalty?

Also worth noting was the tremendous shot in the arm that Sestak's campaign received when he revealed that the Obama administration (in typical "Chicagoland" fashion) offered him a high-paying federal job in exchange for dropping his primary challenge against Specter — a charge which has yet to be properly investigated, but which served as a turning point in the race.

Meanwhile, halfway across the country in Kentucky another repudiation of Obama was taking place – albeit one that rattled the cages of a completely different set of Washington insiders. There, Kentucky ophthalmologist Rand Paul — son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul — trounced establishment Republican Trey Grayson in a race that demonstrated the growing political clout of the Tea Party movement.

Paul defeated the GOP's hand-picked candidate by a 24 percent margin — even after Grayson received endorsements from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Vice-President Dick Cheney. Similar to Obama's last-minute shunning of Specter, McConnell also fled the scene of his anointed candidate's downfall — ostensibly to attend to "Washington business."

Paul's win was the second demonstration of Tea Party power in as many weeks, coming on the heels of Utah Republicans' refusal to re-nominate incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. Additionally, ten other U.S. Senators and twenty U.S. Representatives are retiring from politics in advance of the 2010 elections.

What's fueling this "wave?"

The convenient answer is "voter angst," but the truth is that each of these elections represents a mixture of prevailing national sentiment and more regionalized root perceptions. In Pennsylvania, for example, Democrats rejected Obama's personal appeal to support a party-switcher — while in Kentucky, Republicans rejected their party's chosen nominee to support a candidate who they believe will be more aggressive in taking the fight to the Obama regime.

In both cases, Obama loses. And while the mainstream media continues to portray the Tea Party as part of the "fringe" of America's political spectrum (while relying on a generic "anti-incumbency" foil to insulate Obama from the dramatic electoral defeats), the truth is the roots of this new limited government movement are deeper and stronger than anyone previously imagined. Also, reversing Obama's harmful policies not only remains the movement's raison d'etre — but its source of popular support.

For example, two months after its passage, the latest Rasmussen reports poll shows that 56 percent of Americans favor repealing Obama's socialized medicine law — which is actually a higher number than Rasmussen recorded in the aftermath of Congress passing the legislation.

That's true "staying power," and the longer Obama continues to ignore America's rejection of him, his candidates and his agenda, the stronger the movement against him will grow.

The author is chairman of Americans for Limited Government.

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Catholic League News Release

SOUTHERN BISHOPS IN THE U.S. CONTACTED;
MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 7 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa:

Today I am writing to the U.S. bishops in the South notifying them that Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, has decided not to overrule those who have chosen to deny a tribute to Mother Teresa: our request to have the towers shine blue and white, the colors of her congregation, on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of her birth (and the day the U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a commemorative stamp), was denied without explanation. Yet the same persons who chose to stiff Mother Teresa decided to honor the Chinese Communist revolution last year, even though 77 million innocent men, women and children were murdered under Mao Zedong.

Everyone is being asked to sign our petition (click
here), and to write to Anthony Malkin. His address is Malkin Properties, One Grand Central Place 60, E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165.

Also contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building:
mmaasch@esbnyc.com

Jeff Field
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=1861

Founding Fathers Quote

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.

Thomas Jefferson

Catholic League News Release

FEMINISTS FROM NOW ATTACK CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement by the National Organization for Women (NOW) attacking the Catholic Church:

NOW is calling on the authorities to investigate sexual abuse in the "male-dominated Catholic Church," claiming that "girls as much as boys" are victims of sexual abuse. But the female-dominated organization is wrong as usual: homosexual priests, who commit most of the abuse, are not interested in girls. Indeed, the latest data show that the more priests have access to girl altar servers, the more the abusers in their ranks want the males.

It would be good if the female-dominated organization were to issue another news release correcting the record.

Contact:
now@now.org

Jeff Field
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=1861

Obama's Coattails

Ron Kind Wants Big Brother To Monitor Your Child's BMI

Ron Kind (D-WI-3) has proposed an intrusive and suggestive bill that would require your healthcare provider to report your child's BMI to the government every year. This data would be collected in a national database and reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Despite the claim that information identifying your child would not be included, you can be sure it won't be long before parents start receiving visits from government agencies for BMI's that are considered unacceptable.

No big deal, you think? Here is the big deal: Number one, it is not a Constitutional power of the federal government to do any such thing. Meaning? This proposed bill is unconstitutional. Number two, our nation's spending already has us so far in the red there is no light at the end of the tunnel and this would add another crushing obligation onto the backs of taxpayers. Number three, and very important, is that BMI is not an appropriate or accurate means of measuring one's weight, health, etc.

BMI is so grotesquely skewed that perfectly healthy children will be marked as under or over weight. Let's put it this way when I was at my skinniest as an adult, in a size 5 jean, I was considered over weight according to my BMI. After having children and fitting comfortably in a size 10 jean, and still looking great I might add, I was considered obese according to my BMI.

My husband, when in the military, at his lightest, had lost so much weight due to illness that he looked like the walking dead (there was nothing left to lose) and he did not meet his weight requirement and had to be taped (according to his BMI he was overweight).

This ridiculous and obscenely outdated method would be used to monitor your children and reported to the government. There is such a myriad of bad things that can come out of this I cannot believe any politician would be willing to end his political career by proposing it. Let's make sure that Mr. Kind is shown the political door and curb for being so unkind about stripping American citizens of their right to privacy and of their freedom. It is time we send politicians like this packing for good.

Posted by SR

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pence: "End the Bailouts at Home and Abroad"

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, gave the following statement today at a Republican Leadership press conference:

"Good morning. If there was one message from primary elections across the
country yesterday, it was this: the American people are tired of business as
usual in Washington, D.C. Even the Democrat who prevailed in the special
election in Pennsylvania ran against the agenda of this administration and
against the agenda of this Democrat Congress. From Kentucky, to Utah a week
back, the American people are expressing themselves in a very clear way and
saying they're tired of the borrowing, the spending, the takeovers and the
bailouts.

"Last week I, along with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Jerry Lewis
and others introduced the European Bailout Protection Act and today we will hold
a Greek Forum at the Capitol Visitors Center, calling on this administration and
this Congress to end the bailouts at home and abroad. The American people
deserve to know that we're bailing out Greece and if this administration has its
way will provide tens of billions of dollars in loan guarantees to other
European countries. Here's hoping that this Congress and this administration
heeds the voice of the American people and begins to focus on restoring our
economy and restoring fiscal sanity by rejecting this pathway of borrowing and
spending and bailouts."

Union Pension Bailouts are Coming

By Rick Manning

Just when you thought that Congress might have run out of bailout ideas for politically-favored groups along comes Senator Robert Casey's (D-PA) bill to bailout union pension funds.

Operating under the benign sounding title, "Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010", Casey's bill is actually nothing more than a transfer of approximately $165 billion in Big Labor's pension debt over to the U.S. taxpayer.

For decades, one of the primary organizing tools used by labor unions has been the promise that their members will enjoy secure pensions upon retirement. Most of these union pensions are held in what are known as multi-employer pension funds. Created in 1974 as part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, these funds are an agreement between a union and two or more employers to fund the pensions of workers and retirees.

The rub is that if a company goes out of business, their employees remain in the system, and become the remaining company's responsibility. As these multi-employer pension plans become more and more insolvent, the unions that run many of them do not take the fiscally responsible step of cutting benefits, raising the retirement age, asking the members to contribute to the fund, or, gasp, contributing to the fund using union dues money. Instead, many have just wished that the problem would go away.

Now, the piper is demanding to be paid.

Moody's rating service has found that large multi-employer pension funds are underfunded by $165 billion. This includes funds that either pay or secure the retirement for many Teamsters, AFL-CIO and SEIU members and other large, politically connected unions. Not surprisingly these unions are using the clout gained from spending their cash on politics rather than pensions to demand a taxpayer bailout.

Enter Senator Casey and his House cohorts in crime, Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH), who have a solution. Keep the benefits for the members of the Multi-Employer Pension Funds the same, but have them guaranteed by the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).

Who guarantees the PBGC? You guessed it, you and I, the American taxpayer. Just another proposal pushing one set of favored constituents over the rest that ensures the dizzying growth of our nation's deficit continues unabated.

At a time when our nation's debt is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to match our gross domestic product as early as 2013 threatening our nation's AAA bond rating.

Incredibly, among the eight House Republicans who have joined Pat Tiberi in supporting adding $165 billion to our national debt to bail out the irresponsible management of these pension funds are: John Linder (GA), Peter Roskam (IL), Thaddeus McCotter (MN), Steven LaTourette (OH), Jo-Ann Emerson (MO), and Aaron Schock (IL).

It always sounds good to say that you are helping preserve people's pensions, unfortunately in this instance, Casey, Pomeroy and Tiberi would ask the vast majority of working American's without a defined pension to put less into their personal retirement account in order to preserve the status quo of union member retirees. This is a perfect example of the government playing backward Robin Hood, taking from those who are mostly without fixed pensions, in order to preserve the comfort level of those who have union pensions, while allowing unions to continue to organize across the U.S. claiming that paid pensions are a benefit that their members can expect to receive.

This is a seemingly elegant solution that instead could be the tipping point that our debt-stressed economy from which our debt ridden economy is never able to recover.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will be holding a hearing on the Casey bill on Thursday, May 27th.

Rick Manning is the Director of Communications for Americans for Limited Government, and the former Public Affairs Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Labor.

http://blog.getliberty.org/default.asp?Display=2298

Catholic League News Release

U.S. BISHOPS IN THE NORTHEAST CONTACTED;
MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 6 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa:

Today I am writing to the U.S. bishops in the Northeast notifying them that Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, has decided not to overrule those who have chosen to deny a tribute to Mother Teresa: our request to have the towers shine blue and white, the colors of her congregation, on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of her birth (and the day the U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a commemorative stamp), was denied without explanation. Yet the same persons who chose to stiff Mother Teresa decided to honor the Chinese Communist revolution last year, even though 77 million innocent men, women and children were murdered under Mao Zedong.

Everyone is being asked to sign our petition (click
here), and to write to Anthony Malkin. His address is Malkin Properties, One Grand Central Place 60, E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165.

Also contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building:
mmaasch@esbnyc.com

Jeff Field
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=1860

Founding Fathers Quote

If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.

John Adams

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rand Paul's victory speech

A Great Night For The Republic

Specter will not be returning to the Senate and Rand Paul won a blow out victory against Mitch McConnell's golden boy, Trey Grayson. I would like to echo Richard Viguerie's call for Mitch McConnell to relinquish the Minority Leadership post. He is a moderate that excites no one and whose open support for moderates should disqualify him from continued leadership. The era of Republican big government is over. It is time to get on board with the Conservative resurgent movement or be left to irrelevance.

The New School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offence; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen !

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please pass this on.
Jesus! said, ' If you are ashamed of me,' I will be ashamed
of you before my Father.'
Not ashamed. Passing this on.

h/t: CELESTIAL OFFERINGS

House Republican Study Committee: Talking Babies Tag Along on Obama's Stimulus Tour

Wisconsin Department Of Veteran Affairs Shafts Disabled Veterans

Since moving to Wisconsin, one of the things that has impressed me most is how much this state cares about its veterans; its on par with any Southern state and something that I have never noticed in any other Northern state I have lived in. That is why this story is so shocking.

Thank you to Vicki McKenna for letting us know about this horrible decision by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to limit the access of disabled veterans volunteer therapeutic dog visits. The emotional benefits are well documented that animals bring to people, in general, but especially people hospitalized or disabled.

I don't care what the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs reason is, you should never let regulations stand in the way of the recovery and comfort of our disabled veterans. The sacrifice these men and women have made is unimaginable, even to fellow veterans like me. This Republic owes them a debt it can never repay. The least we can do is not stand in the way of one of the few enjoyments they have left.

Please let the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs know what you think about this decision and if you are a fellow veteran please share this information with your local veterans post so that the leadership can get involved.

Ron Johnson's Refreshing Entrance Into The Race

Yesterday Ron Johnson officially entered the US Senate race against Russ Feingold. For those of you who don't live in Wisconsin, Feingold is part of the extremist, progressive movement. He has been a key advocate of multiple unconstitutional laws including McCain/Feingold and Obama Care. Ron Johnson offers a true conservative voice in a race that was looking like Feingold wasn't going to have any true competition.

I am officially endorsing Ron Johnson and plan to help him in any way possible so that Wisconsin will finally have a US Senator who supports the Constitution and limited government. If you would like to volunteer for Johnson or make a donation anything you do will help us rid Wisconsin and the US Senate of a true progressive.

Even though it has been well reported that Johnson can self-finance, this race affects us all; let's not selfishly sit on our wallets. Campaigns receive positive press on the amount of money that is donated to them and the number of volunteers they sign up. Let's flood his campaign with so many donations and volunteers that even the mainstream media has to report on it. All of us have been complaining we want true citizen representatives; in Johnson we have a chance to elect one.

Let's not miss an opportunity to put this Republic back on the right track. Senators are extremely important to our every day lives; not only do they confirm judges, treaties, and of course they are supposed to be the cooling saucer to make sure that passions of the moment don't lead to disastrous legislation, like Obama Care; and this names only a few of their important duties.

Senators are supposed to advocate on behalf of the states. This is something that Feingold and many current senators have forgotten. Ron Johnson is the type of man who would fight for Wisconsin against the continued erosion of states rights due to the never-ending power grab of the federal government.

Andre Jacque Update

Andre Jacque, who is running for the 2nd Assembly District, did an interview on the Jerry Bader Show yesterday. Click here to listen. Here is the latest release from the camaign.

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I would get his announcement speech up in its entirety. I got a little delayed, but here it is:

"Thank you everyone for making time to be here today. I am truly excited to see you, and I know that there are many more who wanted to join us.

I’d like to take a moment to thank Dr. Marco Araujo and Besaw Realty for providing this terrific venue, Pat Quinn and Patrick Buckley for providing the food, and the many volunteers who have pulled together to allow this event to happen.

I know there are a number of current and former elected officials here that I’d like to recognize…

Of course, I’d like to thank my parents, including my mom, who is here, and most importantly I want to thank my amazing wife Renée and my children Caleb and Mikayla for their love and support. I must confess to a touch of sadness today, as one of my biggest supporters my grandpa, Nic Jacque, passed away yesterday after a long and fulfilled life. I know he was proud to see me running, and I would have liked to give him the chance to watch me take the oath of office in person next January. Now, I’ll be working that much harder to make sure that he can do so from a much better vantage point with Grandma.

Many of you are aware that the representative for this district, Ted Zigmunt, has stated both that he doesn’t know if anyone is paying more in taxes than they ought to, and that he votes liberal on many subjects because he feels that way. Well I believe that we are taxed more than enough already, that it’s hurting our families and our economy, and that we can do better, and I am excited to officially announce my candidacy for Wisconsin’s 2nd State Assembly District this fall.

I hesitated to use the word “kickoff” with this event, because of the hard work that we all have been putting into this campaign for well over a year now, raising considerable funds in mostly small increments, meeting countless citizens throughout the district at dozens upon dozens of events, from community picnics and village-wide rummage sales, to polka masses, municipal association meetings and Dairy Breakfasts. I have to thank all of you for your efforts during these early stages; the positive response we’ve received has been overwhelming.

To date, I have received more than forty endorsements from local elected officials from across the district, and numerous others from state legislators and party officials. In particular, I want to acknowledge the support of former Congressman and Ambassador Mark Green, Congressman Tom Petri, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, State Senator Alan Lasee, Brown County Executive Tom Hinz, County Clerk Darlene Marcelle, Sheriff Dennis Kocken, District Attorney John Zakowski, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Jadin, Manitowoc County business leader Mary Maurer, Taxpayer Association President Richard Parins, Manitowoc County Republican Party Chair Don Zimmer, 3 Village of Bellevue trustees, 3 Two Rivers aldermen, and numerous county supervisors. To give you a better idea of just how well we’re doing, I’ve received the endorsement of 5 of the 6 Mishicot Village Trustees and 6 of the 7 elected town of Glenmore officials…and I haven’t had a chance to ask the seventh one yet! Many of them have told me that they are frustrated with that their state representative has not listened, nor even responded to the concerns of their constituents. I’m excited to have earned the endorsement of the Manitowoc TEA Party group as well. As a conservative as well as a Republican, I would submit that if the Tea Party isn’t with us, it’s our own fault, and that we must not fail to fix the mess in Madison if we are given the chance to govern.

Of course what matters most is an endorsement by a majority of district voters on election day. And we’re well on our way, and you’ll be seeing hundreds and hundreds of Jacque for Assembly yard signs sprouting up throughout the district as we get close to the election.

That’s how we’re going to win this race, by taking a consistent conservative message one-on-one to the voters. We cannot afford the status quo: a state government that spends more money than it has and places that burden on future generations, that taxes more than its residents can afford, and that has declared war on investment and job creators at all levels. To be able to effectively share our vision in the legislative process, we need to get a seat at the table, and that’s what we believe our campaign will help achieve. This seat is ground zero in the fight to recapture control of the state assembly and to usher in a state government that will live within its- and its citizens’- means. I don’t look forward to the negative attacks that almost always must be endured when running for such a position as this, but this is a fight that is too important to walk away from.

Soon after being sworn into office, my opponent cast the deciding vote in favor of a massive tax hike on our largest employers, like Harley Davidson and area paper mills, that has them considering moves to states with a less hostile business climate. Rep. Zigmunt cast his vote in favor of measures that more than doubled the cost of garbage pickup on our property taxes, that drastically increased the cost of auto insurance, that dramatically raised the costs of local government infrastructure projects, and that subject our businesses, big and small, to a great variety of job-killing taxes. And whether it’s your hospital bill, your telephone bill, new penalties for investing, and a host of other new taxes and fees- we’re starting to see the many costly effects of his voting record and lack of independent leadership. And if that’s not enough, Rep. Zigmunt has already signaled his intention to seek increases on Wisconsin’s sales tax, income tax, payroll tax, shipping and groceries.

In fact, I think that Democratic State Representative and Manitowoc County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer may have actually stated it best about Zigmunt and his colleagues when he said, “I don’t know why they are in such a rush to raise so many taxes so much in the midst of a recession.”

Wisconsin’s economic climate, tax burden and budget situation continue to be rated among the worst in the country. As a result of irresponsible past budgetary practices, we are headed to a record structural deficit, and a negative fund balance in the Patients Compensation Fund and Transportation Fund as a result of past raids. Zigmunt and his colleagues have the state using one-time funding for recurring expenses. At the same time, in what can only be described as an audacious political payoff, Rep. Zigmunt found money to buy recycling bins for a single town in his district. Our families can’t afford to waste money, neither should our government.

After I graduated from Green Bay SouthWest, I went down to UW-Madison for college, and let me tell you that’s like the heart of darkness politically for a conservative. And you see right away how broken Madison politics are. I want to go back to try to help fix it, to deliver the wakeup call to politics as usual that I know the residents of the 2nd district want. We’re going to keep taking our message door-to-door in every corner of the district, and I’m going to need your help every step of the way. I’d like to thank everyone for their generous contributions in so many ways, I truly cannot express how grateful I am for your efforts and your trust. I am thrilled to have you with me in this endeavor- let’s make it happen!

Thank you!"


Editor's Note:

I have made a correction at the request of Andre Jacque changing "Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Mary Maurer" to "Manitowoc County business leader Mary Maurer"?

Founding Fathers Quote

How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.

James Monroe

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

From the Chairman
Every day, more and more Americans are realizing the enormity of the nearly $13 trillion national debt and $108 trillion in unfunded Social Security and Medicare liabilities created by Washington. And with each passing day, it becomes more and more evident that Congressional Democrats have no plan to reverse this tide of reckless spending and debt. (The RSC, on the other hand, produced a balanced budget last year and will do so again this year.)

When a family or business has to get itself out from under an unsustainable pile of debt, the first step is to map out a plan. The federal government should be no different. If Congress is to make the type of tough decisions necessary to get the nation’s fiscal house in order, a budget should be first and foremost on the agenda. Yet after creating the first two trillion dollar deficits in U.S. history, Congressional Democrats are poised to follow up this year by failing to pass a budget at all. This failure to govern responsibly will not prevent them from racking up another trillion dollars in debt next year, but it will prevent the American people from knowing about it beforehand.

House Republicans know this cannot continue. To begin reducing spending immediately, we unveiled a new initiative last week known as YouCut (following in the footsteps of the RSC Sunset Caucus). Every week, you get to vote on which of the five nominated spending cuts you want to see Congress enact. We will then offer a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on whichever program the public chose that week. The first round of voting ends today, so please click here to participate. But don’t worry if you miss the first round. There will be another set of spending programs every week for You to Cut.

Sincerely,

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. Joe Pitts (PA-16): Beware of Greek Levels of Debt; Pottstown Mercury, May 10.

· Rep. Eric Cantor (VA-07): Tired of Big Government Spending? Then YouCut it!; Big Government, May 12.

· Rep. Chris Lee (NY-26): Please listen to New Yorkers, Mr. President; The Buffalo News, May 13.

RSC Legislative Activity – RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.
· Several RSC members recently introduced H.R. 5299, legislation to prevent U.S. tax dollars from being used by the International Monetary Fund for bailouts for European countries.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.
· The House is once again scheduled to consider a reauthorization of the 2007 America COMPETES Act (which increased federal involvement in funding education and research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Democrat leaders pulled the original $86 billion legislation from the House floor last week after Republicans passed an amendment with strong bipartisan support which, among other things, would freeze funding levels in the bill so long as the federal government runs a budget deficit. It is currently unclear what the bill will look like when it comes to the floor again.

· Senate Democrats will reportedly attempt to end debate and hold a final vote on their financial regulation bill that will make bailouts a permanent part of the economic landscape.

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.

· The RSC released a Policy Brief last week on the Democrat Congress’ $10.5 Trillion Fiscal Deterioration.

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Republicans Roll Over?

By Robert Romano

Rescinding government control of the nation's financial sector — along with repealing ObamaCare and restoring fiscal sanity to the nation's budget — all may have to be put off for some time after elections have taken place. And put onto the American people's "to-do" list in 2011 and beyond. If ever. Why?

Sadly, instead of rolling back another government takeover, this time of the financial system, enough Senate Republicans have apparently rolled over and are letting it through.

Consider Republican Senator Bob Corker's admission that efforts to defeat the Dodd financial takeover bill have apparently always been doomed to failure,
as reported by the Washington Post. Although indicating he opposed the legislation, Corker said, "I realize this bill is going to pass." He described the legislation as "an out-of-the-park home run" achievement for the Obama Administration.

That can only mean one thing: that while critical negotiations were taking place, Republicans took the credible threat of a filibuster off the table. Which, in turn, would explain why they have failed to achieve any concessions that might have addressed some of the root, government causes of the financial crisis.

For example, Senator John McCain's amendment to end the ongoing taxpayer bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have been dubbed a deal-breaker for the Senate GOP. That without it, there would be a filibuster. So too could have Senator David Vitter's amendment to audit the Federal Reserve. Or demands could have been made that the Department of Housing and Urban Development's "affordable housing goals" imposed on Fannie and Freddie be ended, its loose-lending Community Reinvestment Act regulations be repealed, and the Federal Housing Administration's weakening of down payments on home mortgages eliminated.

None of these very reasonable concessions were achieved. And the only explanation is that all 41 Senate Republicans proved incapable of sticking together to fight for the American people.

Even the concessions that were reportedly achieved were not really. Take the alleged removal of an unlimited bailout fund in the Dodd-Shelby amendment.

Under the Dodd-Shelby amendment, any monies "necessary to initiate and continue operations essential to the implementation of the receivership or any bridge financial company" would be pulled out of an unlimited "orderly liquidation fund" without necessarily being recouped. As Americans for Limited Government (ALG) reported in an updated bill summary on the issue, that's a bailout.

So, despite the political catastrophe of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and the bailouts of Fannie, Freddie, AIG, GM, and Chrysler all under a Republican administration, the Senate — with the help of a "handful of GOP members" reported by the Post — is now poised to institutionalize that authority for all time.

How could this happen? In part, claims made by the Senate about the Dodd-Shelby "compromise" were not properly vetted, which then provided political cover to moderates looking for a reason to vote for the bill.

According to the preamble of the Dodd-Shelby amendment, it would "end 'too big to fail' [and] protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts." It does neither. When it passed 93 to 5, even though no language was yet available for public perusal,
media outlets across the nation uncritically reported that the Dodd-Shelby amendment eliminated bailouts. Even the National Review reported that the bailout fund was removed — when it was not.

So, why go on pretending that it is?

ALG President Bill Wilson has been a voice in the wilderness on this issue. Last week, speaking of the amended bill, he said, "Nothing has substantively changed. Despite the efforts of Senate Republicans, the orderly liquidation fund still has not been removed. After all the amendments voted on, the government can still seize any institution it wants, and then keep it, reorganize it, or redistribute it without any Congressional approval."

What remains to be seen is if Senate Republicans will do anything about it. Or, if they'll just roll over and pretend that they've solved "too big to fail" and eliminated bailouts. The American people deserve better than this.

Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of ALG News Bureau.

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Catholic League News Release

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN INDIA CONTACTED;
MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who the league is contacting today regarding the Mother Teresa campaign:

Today I am writing to the top government officials in charge of the 28 states that comprise the nation of India. They are being notified about the decision by Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, not to overrule those who have chosen to deny a tribute to Mother Teresa: our request to have the towers shine blue and white, the colors of her congregation, on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of her birth (and the day the U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a commemorative stamp), was denied without explanation. Yet the same persons who chose to stiff Mother Teresa decided to honor the Chinese Communist revolution last year, even though 77 million innocent men, women and children were murdered under Mao Zedong.

Last week, we contacted the leaders of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, and yesterday we wrote to the 224 Catholic cardinals and bishops stationed in India.

Everyone is being asked to sign our petition (click
here), and to write to Anthony Malkin. His address is Malkin Properties, One Grand Central Place 60, E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165.

Also contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building:
mmaasch@esbnyc.com

Jeff Field
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://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1859

Catholic League News Release

MEDIA IGNORE NEW YORK TIMES HIT ON DOLAN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following comment today:

The front-page article in yesterday's New York Times on New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was summarily ignored by the mainstream media. As I said yesterday in my release on the story, "No other newspaper in the nation would post a front-page story on a religious leader that led to nowhere, save for the Times." Evidently, the media agreed. And to think that the Times spent a year looking for dirt, and all they got was dust.

We searched for news stories, and for television transcripts, accessing Google, Bing, Lexis-Nexis and Critical Mention, and found that aside from a few blogs, the media ignored the story. Even though the evening broadcast news uses the New York Times as a feeder, neither CBS, NBC or ABC picked up the Dolan story. Neither did the cable giants: the Fox News Network, CNN and MSNBC failed to report on it. That's because they know a non-story when they see it.

There were two exceptions: KMOX radio in St. Louis, Archbishop Dolan's home town, did an interview on the story, and so did Steve Malzberg on WOR in New York City. You can guess what was said—about Dolan and the Times—since I did them both.

Contact public editor Clark Hoyt:
public@nytimes.com

Jeff Field
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://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1858

The L-Word

Monday, May 17, 2010

Republican Whip Eric Cantor Discusses GOP's YouCut Initiative



YouCut

Miss Oklahoma Stands For States Rights

Here is an encouraging video. Here Miss Oklahoma is set up and instead of bowing to the pressure she stood on her principles of limited government. The crowd approved, but I wonder how much she lost with the judges. Thank you Miss Oklahoma.

As for the inappropriate question, how much longer are we going to put up with the liberals dictating what is right and what is wrong when they are the minority in this Republic.

Catholic League News Release

BISHOPS FROM INDIA CONTACTED:
MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who the league is contacting today regarding the Mother Teresa campaign:

Last week we began our petition drive protesting the decision by Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, not to overrule those who have chosen to deny a tribute to Mother Teresa: our request to have the towers shine blue and white, the colors of her congregation, on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of her birth (and the day the U.S. Postal Service is honoring her with a commemorative stamp), was denied without explanation. Yet the same persons who chose to stiff Mother Teresa decided to honor the Chinese Communist revolution last year, even though 77 million innocent men, women and children were murdered under Mao Zedong.

In less than a week, we have amassed over 21,000 signatures to our petition. We will continue the petition drive throughout the summer.

Last week, we contacted the leaders of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, about our campaign. Today we are writing to the 224 Catholic cardinals and bishops stationed in India.

Everyone is being asked to not only sign our petition (click
here), but to write to Anthony Malkin. His address is Malkin Properties, One Grand Central Place 60, E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165.

Also contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building:
mmaasch@esbnyc.com

Jeff Field
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=1857

Founding Fathers Quote

We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.

George Washington

Catholic League News Release

TIMES TRIES TO NAIL ARCHBISHOP DOLAN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today's New York Times front-page article on New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan:

Times reporter Serge F. Kovaleski has been investigating Archbishop Dolan for a year, and today he gave it his best shot. Dolan has nothing to worry about—Kovaleski failed to lay a glove on him. But it wasn't for lack of trying: unprofessionally, he allowed a professional victims' group, SNAP, to drive his 3784-word story.

No other newspaper in the nation would post a front-page story on a religious leader that led nowhere, save for the Times. In classic fashion, the reader is teased at the beginning with this nugget: the professional victims were disappointed when they learned that Dolan, then the newly installed archbishop of Milwaukee, "had instructed lawyers to seek the dismissal of five lawsuits against the church." Now the only question that really matters is whether Dolan made the right decision—not whether those reflexively inclined to believe the worst about the Catholic Church were disappointed. But the reader searches in vain to find an answer: the story never addresses this issue again. So we know Dolan was right.

Much coverage is given to a priest who sued his accuser. Interestingly, the accuser had a psychiatric history of lying and blaming others, and no one ever spoke badly about the priest. Largely unresolved, one wonders why this case was even mentioned, unless it was to put Dolan in a bad light for standing by the priest. Isn't that what those who run the Times would do if a less than credible accusation were made against one of their reporters? Or would they throw the accused overboard?

The story makes a big deal about the fact that not all dioceses post the names of guilty priests, and that many do not list religious order priests. So what? Why should the Church be held to a different standard? Where are the names of all the public school teachers found guilty? In any event, the story on Dolan reveals more about the Times than the archbishop.

Contact public editor Clark Hoyt:
public@nytimes.com

Jeff Field
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=1855

Scott Walker Ad: "Results"

Scott Walker for Wisconsin Governor

Andre Jacque For Wisconsin State Assembly

Today Andre Jacque formally announced his run for the 2nd Assembly District among a smaller, yet passionate, crowd of supporters and family. Andre was very outgoing and knowledgeable in all the issues facing Wisconsin.

In regards to business Andre stated, "the business and regulatory climate is horrible right now". When I asked him what the number one issue facing Wisconsin was he replied, "We need to get our budget in balance".

One thing you are immediately struck with, when speaking with Andre, is his down-to-Earth approach. No matter what issue was brought up he had a detailed understanding of the issue and gave whomever he was speaking with his undivided attention. He is also a proud family man with several of his family members in attendance, including his wife, Renee, and children, Caleb, and Mikayla.

He already has amassed an impressive number of endorsements, including former Ambassador Mark Green, and the Mayor of Green Bay, Jim Schmitt, who introduced Andre today. Andre is exactly the kind of conservative leadership this state needs; he is a statesman and a man of the people who will put his constituents first while fighting for limited government, lower taxes, and the dignity of all life from conception to natural death.

To learn more about Andre Jacque and how you can help this principled Conservative visit his website and you may make donations here. Later today, I will be posting his speech in its entirety.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"New And Improved" Doesn't Mean Better - UPDATED

Interesting article for moms with kids in diapers. I have recently been buying every brand of diaper out there and I have been very dissatisfied with them all, including the ones mentioned in this article. Who came up with the delusion that thinner is better? When it comes to diapers thinner means more leaky accidents, more laundry, and going through diapers like water. In today's economy who can afford that? I agree with other moms, bring back the old, thicker diapers; they worked better; so your kid has more of a bubble butt! It is not like their trying to impress anyone.

UPDATE:

Link fixed.

Laura Bush, Liberal? Wow, Who Knew

During an appearance on Larry King Live Laura Bush made statements about her beliefs proving what was already obvious, to those paying attention; that she is a flaming liberal. No wonder Bush stumbled so badly into the liberal rut of destruction, his other half is against some of our most important Conservative morals. As a society we cannot afford to let women like this influence our thinking in even the slightest when it comes to our stands as Conservatives. I am glad she finally admits it, she has had so many fooled.

Obama Wrong For America - Kagan Wrong For Supreme Court

I received an email from Sen. Jim DeMint with letting me know that Utah candidate for US Senate, Mike Lee, is speaking out against Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. He is opposing Obama's decision and is very clear about why. Many, I am sure, feel the same way and will hopefully join the opposition quickly. This woman is the personification of what is wrong with America today. Allowing her confirmation would be devastating for generations to come. Don't wait until it is too late let your representatives know you demand they oppose Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan.

Independent Women's Forum - Show Conservative Support

I am unable to attend this forum, but certainly would if I were able. What a great opportunity for Conservative women to make their voice heard. I would like to encourage any Conservative woman who can make this forum to do so. The bigger show of Conservative women the louder our voice is. We have to be firm and constant with our support on issues that will affect our families. If you can attend, please do so, and take a friend. If anyone reading this is able to go, please leave a comment and let us know how it went. If you can't go either then help spread the word. God bless y'all.

Support Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law

If you would like to support Arizona's illegal immigration law then click here to let Congress and governors know they should too. It is going to take everyone being involved in this to defeat liberal progressives in our government from destroying this Republic with an economy and nation destroying amnesty push.

Scott Walker On Illegal Immigration

I received an email today that gave me hope not only for an end to the invasion of our borders, but for Wisconsin's future; hopefully, a future with Scott Walker as our new governor. With statements like this coming from his campaign he is proving why he is the right choice for this state:

“I sympathize with the people of Arizona who are victimized by violence, crime and property damage as a result of illegal immigration. After speaking this morning with the sponsor of the new law in Arizona, State Senator Russell Pearce, I’m satisfied that the amended bill provides adequate protections against racial profiling and discrimination. A police officer may only inquire about the immigration status of persons they have stopped, detained, or arrested for other reasons.

In addition, earlier decisions by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals satisfy my concern about any conflicts with the 10th Amendment. If I were Governor of Arizona, I too would sign the Arizona immigration bill.

As Governor of Wisconsin, I will sign legislation that strengthens our protection against illegal immigration and ensures that taxpayer funded benefits like Badger Care and drivers licenses are not available to those who are here illegally.”