Friday, July 16, 2010

Some Sports News I Am Interested In

The most important, by far, the Brewers are asking for your vote so that they can help disabled children enjoy baseball. The following is from their website and please make sure you vote.

Idea:
The Brewers are competing against other MLB teams for a $200,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant. Their idea is to construct Milwaukee's first universally accessible baseball league, for children with physical or mental disabilities, to afford them the opportunity to play baseball.



JJ Redick will be back in Orlando. Good news if the Magic are going to have a chance against the Heat.


The Packers are angling for the possible Big Ten championship games. This is not only a smart move, but very exciting.

Karen Diebel In The News

Karen Diebel running for Congress in Florida is one of only two candidates to earn the "contender" status in the NRCC's Young Guns program. This is a program that helps identify the most viable candidates. This distinction says a lot about Karen as a true Conservative. She has also raised over $415,000 not including the $200,000 in personal fund she has committed. Karen is set to win against Suzanne Kosmas, but she needs your help and support to do it. Please consider donating to her campaign.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Interesting Couple Of Days

My email was out all Tuesday causing a backlog I am still trying to recover from and Wednesday we took the kids for a Wisconsin adventure visiting parts of the state we have never been to. We drove all the way around Lake Winnebago hitting more little towns than I can count.

We went to Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Neenah, and Kimberly. We went as far west as Eureka, which I had to take a picture of the sign, being a fan of the SciFi show. One thing we discovered is that most of Oshkosh road have received stimulus funds. Instantly destroying my preplanned time table and directions. We interacted with several people from there and I can tell you that Oshkosh is friendly. I heard so many sir's and mam's I though I was back in the South. Very beautiful city.

It was also the site of our most interesting incident. We decided to stop by the Winnebago County Republican headquarters. As SR was dropping me off, so she could find a parking spot, she accidentally hit me. She was so concentrating on the traffic that she didn't notice I wasn't completely out of the door. The door hit me right in the shin leaving a nice little gash and sent me flying into the door frame.

Other than a little blood and some bruises I am fine. SR, I think, felt worse than I did. I let her know I was fine. However, I did bring it up occasionally;-) The funniest part was when I went limping into the Republican headquarters I looked down and I had blood running down my leg and looked back up and there was a lady asking me to fill out a survey. It seems paperwork has no end.

One city we added to our list at the last minute proved to be worth the trip. The city of Omro is absolutely beautiful. One thing we noticed immediately was that they have a veterans memorial that rivals cities many times their size. I wish I had been thinking and gotten more pictures of it. Unfortunately, almost all of my pictures have family members in them. I wasn't thinking about blogging at the time. However I did get pictures of their flags flying in the middle of the monument and of the dedication stone.

The rest of the memorial that I don't have pictures of was pentagon shaped. Each section had a service branch's seal and on the reverse the names of those who had served and died. It was also amazing to see the large number of federal and service flags flying from private residences. Perhaps Omro is the patriotic heart of Wisconsin. We ended up cutting our trip a few hours short due to tornado warnings and watches in the area, but it was a day of family fun I will never forget.

I will end on a slight political note; on the southeast side of Lake Winnebago there is a large wind farm that looks absolutely hideous. Not only does it instantly remind one of how liberal the state can be, but it destroyed the scenery. The wind turbines were also clearly visible from the western side of the lake. Knowing how little energy is produced by these things I personally think the benefits do not outweigh the damage done to the view and local bird population.

Some Advice For The Tea Parties

In response to the NAACP attack on the Tea Parties, I am hearing many within the Tea Parties responded that they have minority members or actually have the minority members come out and attack the NAACP. I think it is great that we have minorities standing up to these despicable tactics, however the Tea Party should be pointing out why what they are fighting for is right.

Even if there was not one single minority involved in the Tea Party movement, what they are doing would still be right. If we are honest with ourselves it is President Bush's big government, big spending policies that angered people to the point that they were willing to stand up to Obama's socialist policies. Fight for what is right because it is right.

Founding Fathers Quote

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms . . ."

Samuel Adams

Pence: Financial Reform Bill Will Kill Jobs and Raise Taxes

“It is a fundamental departure from the American ideals of personal responsibility and limited government.”

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Democrats’ financial regulatory reform bill:


“This so-called financial reform bill will kill jobs, raise
taxes, restrict the flow of credit, make bailouts permanent, and turn the
Democrats’ disastrous too-big-to-fail approach into federal law. It is a
fundamental departure from the American ideals of personal responsibility and
limited government, and it does nothing to make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
compete fairly in the marketplace.

“This bill can be summed up in two
words: ‘government control,’ and it will serve as the latest piece of the
president’s job-killing agenda. This represents another defeat for American
families, small businesses and family farms, who continue to wonder when
Washington Democrats will set aside their big government programs and work with
Republicans on ideas that can actually put Americans back to work."

Rep. Mike Pence Take on White House Stimulus Jobs Numbers.... "Really?"

Catholic Prayer

Prayer for Reverence of Life

All mighty God, giver of all that is good. We thank you for the precious gift of human life.

For life in womb, coming from your creative power
For the life of children, making us glad with their freshness and promise
For the life of young people, hoping for a better world
For the life of the handicapped and disabled, teaching us humility
For the life of the elderly, witnessing the ageless values of patience and wisdom.

Like Blessed Mary, may we always say yes to your gift. May we defend it and promote it from conception to it's natural end and bring us at last oh Father to eternal life, in Jesus Christ our lord. AMEN

Woman Tries To Flush Baby Down Airplane Toilet

We are in times when good and evil are becoming more and more apparent because evil is becoming more and more emboldened. An Indian woman was arrested after giving birth on an international flight and trying to flush her newborn baby down the airplane toilet. Only cold, calloused evil is capable of such an act. Liberals can justify these types of actions all they wish with their mental experts, but it never changes the fact that this kind of desensitized, cold-heartedness and lack of respect for life was evil, not justifiable.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Founding Fathers Quote

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

Joseph Story

Nikki Haley on Bob McLain July 8, 2010

Backwards Priorities

Why is it that so many of our government officials feel more loyalty to illegal immigrants than to the voters who elected them? The obvious answer is power. If they let in enough illegals they will eventually be able to put enough pressure on the system to pass an amnesty bill. Obviously giving the Democrats millions of new voters.

Another reason that is often overlooked is many people don't like the current make-up of this Republic and would like to change it by any means necessary. I cannot believe the direction race relations are taking in this Republic. We have separate laws for whites who commit a crime, known as hate crime laws. This is completely unconstitutional. We have a justice department only interested in civil liberties for minorities and a president that does not hide his utter contempt for conservative whites and yet where are the white voters standing up for their God given rights. It is not racist to demand that you receive the same treatment as everyone else in this Republic.

The true racists today are these Leftists (the whole Democrat Party) who are constantly trying to flame racial hatred for political gain. If we truly want a free society for everyone we have to stand up to these race pushers and demand a repeal of these unconstitutional hate crimes laws. Ask yourself why it is alright for a minority to call for the killings of whites and their babies, but it is racists to question Obama's socialist policies or demand that our borders actually be secured? Here is a story out of Miami-Dade County, where taxpayer dollars are going to advocate for illegal immigrants' pay.

This is getting completely out of hand. There are simple ways of stopping it; 1) elect people who represent us and not small segments of society, the Constitution applies to all of us, 2) no longer allow the double standards, all should be punished equally under the law and all should have the right to speak freely. Until we stand up to these race hustlers the Republic will continue to disintegrate.

Important Information For Veterans

If you were stop lossed between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009, you may be eligible for pay. Click here for all the information from the VA. Thanks to Rep. Mike Coffman for tweeting this information yesterday. Not only is he a veteran, but he is proving to be one of our strongest allies in the House.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Monday, July 12, 2010

From the Chairman
In times of economic distress, the ability to plan ahead can restore confidence and help one weather the storm. Yet many American families and businesses do not currently have that ability as a result of the extremely uncertain environment created by Washington Democrats. For one thing, Democrats refuse to pass a budget which would give the private sector a clear picture of future spending and deficits. The result? Greater uncertainty among the families and businesses who know that today’s trillion dollar deficits mean a trillion dollars in higher taxes tomorrow.

And speaking of higher taxes, most Americans are currently unable to make reliable estimates about their federal tax burden for next year. Why? Because Democrats refuse to let them know what will happen with an armada of job-killing tax increases slated to take effect on January 1, 2011. Instead, they’re threatening to punt the issue (along with a National Energy Tax, card check, and other items) to a lame duck session in an attempt to avoid a public backlash in November.

The incredible uncertainty about so many far-reaching issues has much of the private sector hunkered down in “wait and see” mode. Sparking the robust job creation needed to rejuvenate our economy will take a commitment to real leadership, a real budget, and real economic solutions.

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. Phil Roe (TN-01): The Growing Economic Uncertainty; Weekly Column, July 7.

· Chairman Tom Price (GA-06), RSC Member Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11), and Rep. Charles Boustany (LA-07): Dr. No – America Doesn't Need a Rationer-in-Chief; The Washington Times, July 9.

RSC Legislative Activity – RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative solutions for America’s future.
· Rep. Aaron Schock (IL-18) recently introduced H.R. 5679, the End the Stimulus Advertisement Act, to stop taxpayer money from being spent on the Obama administration’s “stimulus” signs.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their liberal agenda.
· Congress is back in session this week, and Democrats will continue looking for the votes to pass their Permanent Bailout bill through the Senate and send it to the President’s desk.

· Evidence continues to mount that Democrats plan to delay many important issues until after the American people have made their voices heard in November (but before the newly elected Congress takes office).

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

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Pence: President's New Drilling Moratorium Threatens More Jobs in Gulf

Moratorium would “make Americans more reliant on potentially unstable regimes.”

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference and the American Energy Solutions Group, released the following statement today in response to a report that the Obama Administration will implement a new drilling moratorium:

“Families and small businesses along our Gulf coast have
suffered greatly while they wait for the spill to be stopped and cleaned up.
They cannot afford to have their misery compounded by the Obama Administration’s
job-killing agenda. The president’s relentless effort to stop deepwater drilling
in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to ruin an already devastated economy.

“President Obama’s latest drilling moratorium will also make Americans
more reliant on potentially unstable regimes. That means oil will be transported
thousands of miles to the U.S. on tankers that have historically accounted for
more spills than have drilling platforms.

“It’s time for this
administration to stop imposing their jobs-killing agenda on America and instead
stop the leak in the Gulf.”

Republican Whip Eric Cantor Discusses Economic Uncertainty Surrounding Nation's Economy

Catholic League News Release

UNIV. OF ILLINOIS TRASHES FREE SPEECH

An adjunct professor at the University of Illinois, Ken Howell, has been fired for explaining in an e-mail that homosexuality violates Catholic natural law teachings. Commenting is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

The University of Illinois should be sued, and we will work with professor Ken Howell in seeing to it that it is. He was fired for his religious viewpoint, an unacceptable reason that will not stand up in court.

Codes of academic freedom were written expressly to combat abuses like this, and that is why this case must be taken very seriously. It is not up to faculty chairs or deans to sit in judgment on the moral propriety of any religious orientation. Moreover, viewpoint discrimination is not tolerable, especially in higher education. Looks like the University of Illinois has gotten itself into a jam.


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=1918

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Founding Fathers Quote

Every nation has a right to govern itself internally under what forms it pleases, and to change these forms at its own will; and externally to transact business with other nations through whatever organ it chooses, whether that be a King, Convention, Assembly, Committee, President, or whatever it be. The only thing essential is, the will of the nation.

Thomas Jefferson

The Latest Pathetic Attack On Ron Johnson

With the Democrats unable to defend Feingold's extremist, liberal record they continue to search for anything to attack or besmirch Ron Johnson with. The latest one is perhaps the most desperate yet. You see, Ron Johnson, actually owns BP stock! The horror. I can't believe he would even dare run for office. They definitely have him now.

But wait a minute. Don't most people have energy stocks in their 401K's? This is so pathetic. It is another example of what is wrong with Washington. Some how we are supposed to care that Johnson owns BP stock. How does that matter at all? He was in no way responsible for the spill or the Obama's administrations determined effort to make it as devastating as possible. No, it appears that they are going to point out his criticism of Obama's $20 billion extortion, I mean slush fund, that he got from BP.

Well, let's see. Should Johnson criticize Obama for this? Absolutely, and quite frankly so should Feingold. The president has no constitutional power to demand a $20 billion slush fund from any company. When you factor in the reports that BP was threatened at the same time with criminal prosecution it hints even more of abuse of power.

The rule of law should always matter. Feingold should be joining with Johnson in demanding that the president stay within his limited, Constitutional powers. By supporting the president and having his allies attack Johnson, Feingold has shown once again that he is no Maverick. Let's not allow a cheap political attack to distract us from Feingold's record.