Friday, August 13, 2010

Biggest Gift

Catholic Prayers



Almighty and everlasting God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body of the Virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of your divine son. You sanctified St. John the Baptist, while still in his mother's womb. Listen now to my prayer. Through the intercession of St. Gerard, watch over my child and me; protect us at the time of delivery. May my child receive the saving graces of Baptism, lead a Christian life, and, together with all the members of our family, attain everlasting happiness in heaven. Amen.

For SR.

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Founding Fathers Quote

All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?

Benjamin Franklin

US Congress halts aid to Lebanese army

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

Headline News
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Israel Today Staff


US Congress halts aid to Lebanese army

The US Congress has put an indefinite hold on $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after what congressional leaders termed an "outrageous incident" when Lebanese forces opened fire on Israeli troops conducting routine border maintenance last week.

An Israeli commander was killed and one of his deputies was seriously wounded by Lebanese army snipers while pruning a tree that was disrupting the Israeli border security fence. Two Lebanese soldiers were killed when the Israelis returned fire.

The UN confirmed that the Israelis and the tree in question were on the Israeli side of the UN-demarcated Blue Line that acts as the de facto border. Lebanon said it disputes that part of the Blue Line and considers the area to be Lebanese territory, thus justifying the unprovoked attack.

US Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York), who chairs the House appropriations subcommittee, told The Jerusalem Post that the deadly confrontation was "tragic and entirely avoidable." Lowey said that US military aid "is intended to enhance our safety and that of our allies," and will not be given to Lebanon if it uses the assistance to threaten another US ally.

Congress also wants to find out just how closely the Lebanese army is working with the Hizballah terrorist militia, which largely controls southern Lebanon and enjoys veto power in the Lebanese government.

The $100 million in aid was earmarked for 2010, but had not yet been paid out. Sources on Capitol Hill said whether or not the funds are released depends largely on Lebanon's response to the incident.

Days after the attack, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman visited the site of the border clash and praised Lebanese troops for their "heroic act" of foiling "Israeli aggression." Suleiman suggested that if the US did not like the way it behaves, Lebanon would look for other countries to supply it with arms and military aid.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ray Stevens - God Save Arizona

Catholic Prayers


Almighty God,
bless our nation
and make it true
to the ideas of freedom and justice
and brotherhood for all who make it great.

Guard us from war,
from fire and wind,
from compromise, fear, confusion.

Be close to our president and our statesmen;
give them vision and courage,
as they ponder decisions affecting peace
and the future of the world.

Make me more deeply aware of my heritage;
realizing not only my rights
but also my duties
and responsibilities as a citizen.

Make this great land
and all its people
know clearly Your will,
that they may fulfill
the destiny ordained for us
in the salvation of the nations,
and the restoring of all things in Christ.

Amen

Ron Johnson Radio: Essential American Freedom

Rangel's Vacation

Founding Fathers Quote

I will not believe our labors are lost. I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on a steady advance.

Thomas Jefferson

Catholic League News Release

August 12, 2010

MOTHER TERESA RALLY TWO WEEKS AWAY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 65 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa:

Two weeks from today, on August 26, the Catholic League is holding a rally to protest the decision by officials from the Empire State Building not to light the towers blue and white on the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birthday. The rally will feature speakers who are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim, as well as celebrities and government officials from both parties.

The rally begins at 6:00 p.m. Please enter at 34th Street and 6th Avenue, and remember to wear blue and white.


Jeff Field
Director of Communications
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
450 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Secession, Nullification, And State Sovereignty

Daniel Price, in his Column Watch out, Washington, really spells out just how mainstream secession, nullification, and state sovereignty is becoming again. For the first time since the War for Southern Independence (Civil War) we may actually return to our founding fathers' intent for our Republic.

It is both exciting and a little terrifying because if Washington doesn't wake up could we be facing another war for independence? One thing is certain, with the influx of pro-Tenth Amendment candidates states rights are here to stay. What will be Washington's reaction when the majority of states are governed by governors who will no longer abdicate their state's authority to an over-reaching federal bureaucracy?

What Ever Happened to the Constitution? | Andrew Napolitano

Who is Elizabeth Ackland? Russ Feingold - Aug. 7, 2010 - Oshkosh, WI

Just another example of reality Washington style. Feingold is so engrossed in DC that he has lost touch with the hardship Wisconsinites are faced with each day.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our Votes No Longer Count In New York

This story is outrageous, unconstitutional, and dangerous. A federal judge has deliberately violated the constitution to give 6 votes for each latino to disenfranchise the white majority. Rulings like this lead to the downfall of Republics.

Sen. Ted Stevens Tragically Killed In Plane Crash

It is being reported that former Senator Stevens is among the fatalities of a plane crash in Alaska. Our prayers to his family and those who survived the crash.

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Pence: House Republicans Are Determined to Fight for Fiscal Discipline in Washington, D.C.

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

“Welcome back to Washington. House Republicans just completed a meeting of the
House Republican Conference and we are prepared to go to the floor on behalf of
the American people and House Republicans will vigorously oppose this latest
installment of the failed Democratic policies of stimulus, bailouts and higher
taxes as a means of economic growth.

“On a personal level, I must tell
you that I’m deeply conflicted today. I know my duties are here in Washington
and it’s a privilege to discharge them but today, as we speak, hundreds of my
constituents who are struggling in this economy are gathered at the Sixth
Congressional District Job Fair. We have 65 employers at the Ball State
University campus. People are there looking for opportunities and it grieves my
heart that I have to be here on the floor of the Congress when I could be there
encouraging Hoosier families that are out of work and struggling.

“The
truth is, if I was walking in those hallways I expect I would hear what I always
hear back home and that is that Washington, D.C. just doesn’t get it. The
American people know that we can’t borrow and spend and bail our way or tax our
way back to a growing economy. The people I serve in Eastern Indiana saw 12
percent unemployment in Muncie a year ago and it’s 12 percent today. They are
struggling under the weight of these failed policies and they long for
leadership out of Washington, D.C that will do something different.

“House Republicans are determined to continue to oppose efforts to pass
a national energy tax or to allow the largest tax increase in American history
to take place in January. House Republicans are determined to fight for fiscal
discipline in Washington, D.C. and pro-growth policies to put those Indiana
families back to work.”

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Monday, August 9, 2010

From the Chairman
Just one week into the House’s six-week recess, Speaker Pelosi has called Representatives back into session to vote on a $26.1 billion bailout to state and local governments. Democrats are attempting to portray this payoff to teachers’ unions as “stimulus,” but even the members of The Washington Post’s editorial board (certainly not known for conservative viewpoints) know better. They recently wrote:

“The crusade for an education jobs bill, led by the Obama administration and
Democratic leaders in Congress, has always struck us as more of an election-year
favor for teachers unions than an optimal use of public resources. Billed as an
effort to stimulate the economy, it's not clearly more effective than
alternative uses of the cash. Yes, school budgets are tight across the country,
but the teacher layoff ‘crisis’ is exaggerated.”

This bailout will not solve the long-term budget imbalances of states, nor will it create the private sector jobs needed to fuel a real economic recovery. It simply kicks the can down the road – perpetuating the cycle of state governments spending more than they can truly afford. When the money from Washington (your money) runs out, they’ll be right back at square one.

At least one good thing will come from this special session, however. House Members will also have an opportunity to support a vote on a resolution I introduced pledging not to hold a post-election lame duck session for the purpose of imposing a national energy tax, card check, and other liberal policies upon an unwilling public. Be sure to check the vote tally Tuesday evening to see where your Representative stands.

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. John Kline (MN-02): President Renews Threat to Workers’ Secret Ballot; RedState, August 5.

· Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): Democrat Tax Increases are Coming; Townhall, August 6.

· Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04): Energy Bill Is Clearly Flawed; Weekly Column, August 9.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their liberal agenda.
· Although originally scheduled to be out of session, House Members will return to Washington this week to vote on a $26.1 billion bailout to states and public employee unions.

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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Joe Miller's 12 Point Plan For Dealing With The Nation’s Spending Crisis

Miller Announces 12 Point Plan For Dealing With The Nation’s Spending Crisis

Role of Federal Government a Major Difference Between Senate Candidates
Anchorage, Alaska---Today, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller unveiled his 12-point plan for dealing with our nation’s spending and debt crisis. Miller believes that business as usual in Washington is driving our nation to the point of bankruptcy. “Our country must change course very soon or face the fate of Greece: insolvency; but in our case there will be no one big enough to bail us out,” says Miller. What is needed today is a concerted effort, from both houses of Congress, to acknowledge Congressional responsibility and immediately reverse irresponsible spending practices.

As a demonstration that Washington’s approach to our economic crisis remains unchanged, President Obama recently rolled out another bailout plan totaling $50 billion. It was also reported earlier this month that the American taxpayer is on the hook for at least $160 billion to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Unfortunately, that total may go much higher (Bloomberg News, Fannie-Freddie Fix, 6/14/10). Miller, who has a master’s degree in economics, added, “Regarding the overall federal budget picture, the President’s own projections have the National Debt reaching $20 trillion by the end of the decade; up from the record $13 trillion mark we just crossed last month. The total size of the entire United States economy is only just over $14 trillion. Current federal government spending levels no longer even have the appearance of sustainability.”

In essence, what we are doing today is transferring jobs and a higher standard of living from the future to the present, and debt is the mechanism we are using to do so. We want to eat our cake now and we are willing to demand that our children pay for it. Debt does not create opportunities, it limits opportunities; for our children and for every American who is forced to live under the debt created by a previous generation. This is not an American tradition that we want to pass on. Thomas Jefferson echoed the sentiments of our Founding Fathers when he declared: “I sincerely believe...that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." (Letter to John Taylor, 1816.)

Joe Miller has committed to pursuing the following actions as our next United States Senator: [
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Monday, August 09, 2010

More Secession News

Here is another article dealing with various secession movements through out the country. I hope our politicians are paying attention because I have never seen secession so openly discussed and advocated for.

If the Republicans think they are going to win in November and then continue where Bush left off they will see the Republic disappear beneath them. It is time to reign in government and the politicians had better keep their word or they will be out of a job.

Weigh In On The Highway 23 Expansion Project

State Senator Joe Leibham sent out the important information in his Weekly e-Update. If you live in Fond du Lac or Sheboygan counties please inform yourself then weigh in.


Public Meetings Planned for Highway 23 Expansion Project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has scheduled two public meetings to be held in conjunction with the Highway 23 four-lane expansion project beginning at County Highway P near Plymouth and ending at U.S. Highway 151 in Fond du Lac County. Details on the meetings are as follows:

FIRST MEETING:- Tuesday, August 10, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.- UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive- Large Group Instruction Room (US 113/UC 114)- Topic: The section from Taft Road to Division Road in Fond du Lac County

SECOND MEETING:- Monday, August 16, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.- Greenbush Town Hall, N6644 Sugarbush Road- Topic: The section from Division Road to County P in Sheboygan County

A meeting for the section from Taft Road to US 151 in Fond du Lac County will be scheduled in 2012.

For more information on this project, please click here.

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Rep. Paul Ryan At Brookings: Prosperity vs Austerity

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Senator Lindsey Graham Says "Golden Rule" Inspired Vote for Pro-Abortion Kagan

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 6, 2010


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is coming under heavy fire today for his vote in favor of pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Graham, who typically votes pro-life, is being chastised for comments he made on the Senate floor saying the Bible's "Golden Rule" inspired the vote. [
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Founding Fathers Quote

Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry we will not tamely submit — appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free....

Joseph Warren