Thursday, December 30, 2010

Packers Update

There is two good stories on the Packers I wanted to point out. The first is one the amazing performance Rodgers had this past weekend. The other is showing Kuhn some much deserved recognition. He has made Green Bay football more exciting than it already was. This week we will be facing the Bears in a must win game. Go Pack, go!

More Abortions Coming To A Town Near You

Planned Parenthood, never satisfied, has come up with a new way to expand abortion access. I know that we are slowly winning the pro-life argument on the national stage. A lot of it thanks to advances in technology, but it is still very depressing so many would consider the killing of unborn children as defensible.

Get involved and pray like you never have because prayer does work. God will ultimately hold this Republic responsible for the killing of millions of unborn children.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Have Another Cup - Coffee Has Health Benefits

Don't let coffee critics fool you. That latte can actually have benefits. According to a Southern Living article by Erin Shaw Street it can reduce muscle soreness, provide antioxidants, give your brain a boost, reduce your risk of developing some cancers, and reduce your chance of developing diabetes. Sounds like a great argument for another cup of Joe to me.

Speaking of a cup of Joe, do you know where the term came from?

Josephus Daniels (1862�1948) was appointed Secretary of the U.S. Navy by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. Among his numerous reforms of the Navy was the abolition of the officers� wine mess. From that time on, the strongest drink aboard navy ships was coffee and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as "a cup of Joe". Read more

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Book on Reagan

The States Continue Their Stand Against The Out Of Control Federal Government

A couple of positive stories this week. South Carolina will be considering their own firearms freedom act to keep the feds out of South Carolina's gun owners' lives. A good step in the right direction.

Also Texas governor Rick Perry who I am not much of a fan of may have actually met all of his states rights rhetoric during his re-election campaign. It seems he is continuing his crusade for states rights as the head of the Republican Governors Association.

If his conversion is real this could be a huge boost for the states rights movement. Either way the feds are just beginning to hear from the states.

Want To Be The Next Alice In Dairyland?

I wanted to pass this information on to our Wisconsin readers.
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THE NEXT ALICE IN
DAIRYLAND
Release: December 16, 2010
Applications are Now Available to be Wisconsin’s
Agricultural Ambassador Contact: Nicole
Breunig
608-224-5080

MADISON – A strong Wisconsin agricultural
tradition continues as applications are now available to be the 64th Alice in
Dairyland. Interested individuals must apply by Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at
4:30 p.m. to be considered.

“As an agri-marketer, communicator, and
educator, Alice in Dairyland encourages residents to buy Wisconsin products and
to learn more about how their food was produced,” said Christine Lindner, the
63rd Alice in Dairyland. “Alice brings our state’s $59 billion agriculture
industry into the daily lives of Wisconsinites.”

Alice in Dairyland
is a one-year, full-time contract position with the Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Applicants must be Wisconsin
residents and at least 21 years of age as of June 1, 2011. The Alice in
Dairyland needs to have a passion for agriculture and strong public speaking
skills. Because of the professional demands of this position, at least
three years of education, training, or experience in communications, marketing,
public relations, or a combination of these is required. Experience in
planning and executing public relations, marketing, and media campaigns is a
plus.

During her year, Alice in Dairyland will travel about
40,000 miles as a spokesperson for Wisconsin’s food, fiber, and biofuel
industries. She will also present hundreds of speeches, provide more than
100 media interviews, and visit thousands of students. Alice in Dairyland
speaks to rural and urban audiences to discuss Wisconsin’s agricultural
commodities, products, and issues.

The 64th Alice in Dairyland will
begin work June, 1, 2011. This contract position receives a $40,000 annual
salary including holiday, vacation, and sick leave. Compensation for a
health insurance premium up to $450 a month and reimbursement for professional
travel expenses is also provided.

The application is available for
downloading from the department website at
http://www.datcp.state.wi.us, search
term 64th Alice. Applications can be submitted by e-mail to
nicole.breunig@wisconsin.gov or
by mail to DATCP-DAD, Attn: Nicole Breunig, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

The 64th Alice in Dairyland will be selected during the finals May
12 – 14, 2011 in Waushara County. The selection process includes a series
of professional interviews, speeches, and presentations.

For more
information, contact Nicole Breunig via e-mail at
nicole.breunig@wisconsin.gov or
phone at 608-224-5080.

###

Ashley
Huibregtse
Communications Specialist-Senior
Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP)
2811 Agriculture Drive,
PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911
Desk: 608-224-5002
Fax:
608-224-5034
E-mail:
ashley.huibregtse@wisconsin.gov

Skull-bashing child killer a celebrity in Arab world

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

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Ryan Jones

Samir Kuntar has been a rising star in the Arab Middle East since his release from an Israeli prison in 2008 as part of a prisoner exchange between the Jewish state and Lebanon’s Hizballah terrorist militia. On Monday, Kuntar was the honored guest of Syrian leader Bashar Assad at the presidential palace in Damascus.

During their time together, Kuntar gave Assad an advanced copy of his book “My Story” detailing his decades in Israeli prisons. The two discussed the ongoing Arab conflict with Israel and stressed that “the resistance mode of thinking (read: terrorism) as a basis for regaining Arab rights.”

That is quite fitting, considering the reason Kuntar spent so many years in jail and his current claim to fame amongst fellow Arab Muslims.

Kuntar is a celebrity because in 1979 he led a team of Palestinian terrorists in an amphibious infiltration of the Israeli coastal town of Nahariya. After landing on the beach, the terrorists executed an off-duty police officer and then entered a nearby home. That’s what the horror truly began.

Inside the house, Kuntar and his team found Danny Haran and his four-year-old daughter, Einat. Kuntar took the two down to the beach and executed Danny in front of his mortified little girl. Kuntar then personally bashed in the skull of little Einat with the butt of his rifle.

For this act and his subsequent years in an Israeli prison, Kuntar is celebrated across the Muslim world and welcomed as an honored guest by heads of state.

These are the kinds of people Israel is expected to make peace with.

Many Israeli still feel it was a grave mistake to set Kuntar free, as his celebrity treatment is likely to encourage many more Arab Muslims to follow in his footsteps.

Kuntar was released in 2008 as part of a swap that saw Israel send the arch-terrorist and the bodies of 199 Lebanese fighter to Beirut in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli reservists who had been abducted by Hizballah two years earlier.

Founding Fathers Quote

No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government.

Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ron Paul : Competing Currencies Can End the Fed Softly!

Ron Paul: Social Security is not "Insurance"

Perhaps the biggest media story of 2010 was the influence of Tea Party voters on the congressional landscape. The new congress comes to Capitol Hill with a mandate to end profligate spending and restore fiscal sanity, we are told. But when the House and Senate convene in January, the newly elected members will face tremendous pressure to maintain spending levels for entitlement programs. Even the most modest proposals to trim Social Security or Medicare spending will be met with howls of indignation and threats of voter revolt. Legislators who propose any kind of means testing or increased retirement ages can expect angry visits from senior citizen lobbyists ready to fund a candidate back home who supports the status quo.

But millions of Americans now realize that the status quo is an illusion that will not last even another 10 or 20 years. The federal government cannot continue to spend a trillion dollars more than it collects in revenue each year, because we are running out of creditors. Fiscal reality is setting in, and the consequences may be grim even if Congress finds the courage to take decisive action now. [
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Rep. Vern Buchanan: Stop The Spending