Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
1.Elimination of abstinence education. Despite polling showing the vast majority of parents want their children to be taught that abstinence is best, the omnibus defunds the abstinence-based education program. In its place Congress creates another condom-based sex education program.
2.Spreading the wealth. The omnibus bill, as well as the other appropriation measures that have passed this year, represent a fulfillment of President Obama's promise to "spread the wealth." His 2010 budget reflects a 30 percent increase over President Bush's last year in office on means-tested welfare programs such as housing, food stamps, and health care. Unfortunately, these programs do little or nothing to help recipients move off of the welfare rolls and into jobs where they can achieve independence and provide for their families.
3.Needle exchange. Tucked into the health portion of the bill is an allowance of federal taxpayer funds to be used for needle exchange programs whereby drug addicts can get new needles for turning in used needles. Ostensibly to prevent the spread of infection, these programs settle for "harm reduction" rather than overcoming drug addiction. The provision does allow local health agencies and local law enforcement to "opt-out."
4.Planned Parenthood funding. Despite the country's towering deficit, the omnibus bill boosts Title X family planning funding by $10 million to $315.5 million. The largest recipient of Title X funds is Planned Parenthood.
5.United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Despite its stated mission to "ensure that every pregnancy is wanted," the UNFPA would receive $5 million more from U.S. taxpayers to, among other things, support China's mandatory one-child policy, under which millions of wanted pregnancies have been ended.
6.International family planning. Shortly after his inauguration, President Obama rescinded the "Mexico City policy," which banned funding to organizations that promote and/or perform abortion overseas. The omnibus bills would give these groups an additional $103 million.
7.Limiting free speech. The omnibus bill drops a ban on federal funds being used to enforce or implement the "Fairness Doctrine." This policy would have the effect of shutting down conservative talk radio programs.
The section of the bill that funds the District of Columbia includes these disturbing provisions:
8.Ending the D.C. Scholarship Program. For five years, thousands of D.C. families have been able to send their children to safe and effective private schools. But the omnibus bill allows no new entrants into the program--despite a 2009 Department of Education report showing a statistically significant increase in reading scores for scholarship students.
9.Public funding of abortion. The bill lifts a ban on D.C. using local funds to promote and fund abortions for District residents.
10.Taxpayer-financed domestic partner benefits. The bill lifts a longstanding ban on the use of federal taxpayer funds to pay for health care benefits for domestic partners of D.C. employees. Federal funds would also now be used for domestic partnership registration.
11.Legalized medical marijuana. The bill gives D.C. the ability to use local funds to start and implement a medical marijuana program. This comes at a time when, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles is attempting to reel in its program. Medical marijuana dispensaries have become one of the fastest-growing industries in the city, with some 1,000 dispensaries cropping up since 2004.
12.Needle exchange for drug abusers. A decade-long ban is lifted in the bill to allow D.C. to use local funds to run a needle exchange program for drug addicts. Unfortunately, a provision keeping these programs from within 1,000 feet of any school, day care, or youth center was stripped out in the final bill.
" I am sure many libs are celebrating this anti-family appropriation, but to the rest of us, it is a debacle.
These dispicable policies devalue all human life, it undermines traditional marriage and family. Civil society as we have known it has been weakened if not entirely destroyed.
Sadly, most people are not even aware of these provisions or they simply don't care as long as they aren't bothered."
And there is not a darn thing we can do about it because our wonderful Congressman and women have ignored the voice of the people.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sad but so very true. Now what are we supposed to do?
A Tennessee businesswoman found a way to make sure a new Christmas tree would not be mistaken for a holiday tree.
This Christmas, Boss Creations of Nashville introduced the new CHRIST-mas Tree. It features a trunk in the shape of a wooden cross and was designed by company owner Marsha Boggs who explains that after she became a Christian a few years ago, she became upset by the secularization of Christmas.
Recently on Fox and Friends, the company owner reported that response to the new tree has been good.
"I think folks have definitely embraced the idea," she said. "I think a lot of Christians are looking for something more meaningful in their Christian Christmas celebrations."
The tree's size is adjustable up to seven-and-a-half feet tall, and Boggs assures it is simple to put together.
"We have a set of instruction that is basically just one page, and so it's very simple," she notes. "There are a number of pieces that make up the cross, and basically you just put each individual piece on and then a layer of branches and another piece of tubing.
A portion of the proceeds from the CHRIST-mas Tree sales will go to support the American Center for Law and Justice.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
While the Senate Democratic leadership and the White House may be celebrating Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson's decision to vote for the health reform bill, the National Right to Life Committee says it will continue to fight for greater restrictions on federal funding for abortions.
Nelson has been a problem for his fellow Democrats in recent days because of his stated desire to ensure the bill would not allow federal dollars to pay for abortions.
The Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to get their bill passed and have been working hard to achieve their goal before Christmas.
After some intense negotiations late Friday, Nelson finally agreed to a compromise.
According to press reports, the changes include further restrictions on abortion coverage in policies sold inside the exchanges.
States would be permitted to ban insurance coverage of abortions in policies sold in the exchange, except in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is in jeopardy. In states where such coverage is permitted, consumers must notify their insurance company they want it, and pay for it separately.
The Nebraskan also won increased federal funds to cover his state's cost of covering an expanded Medicaid population at a cost that one Democratic official put at $45 million over a decade, and took credit for easing the bill's impact as well as other, smaller changes.
When he finally announced his decision, Nelson did so at a news conference in a Capitol corridor, rather than from his Senate desk as Democrats had preferred. Noting the bruising negotiations over abortion, he said, "I know this is hard for some of my colleagues to accept and I appreciate their right to disagree. But I would not have voted for this bill without these provisions."
Senators who support abortion rights accepted the changes reluctantly, but conservative Republicans and the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) criticized them as a step backward from the equivalent part of the House bill.
In a press release on Saturday, the NRLC stated the amendment is "light years removed from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment that was approved by the House of Representatives on November 8 by a bipartisan vote of 240-194. The new abortion language solves none of the fundamental abortion-related problems with the Senate bill, and it actually creates some new abortion-related problems."
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who pushed through the restrictions in the House-passed bill, also rejected Nelson's deal. He called it "not acceptable" because it "would allow the federal government to subsidize insurance policies with abortion coverage." He said he intends to keep working to find a solution that would allow him to ultimately vote for the health care bill.
"I don't even have the words to express my moral outrage.
We are coming into the age of communism. Goodbye freedom and liberty. America the third Reich."
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I found this article very interesting....
Graham speaks truth about Islam
A messianic Jewish leader is pleased that evangelist Franklin Graham continues to tell the truth about Islam and won't buckle to the demands of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Recently Graham was interviewed by CNN's Campbell Brown who asked the evangelist about comments he made in 2001 when he referred to Islam as "a very evil and wicked religion."
Graham did not back down from that assessment. Instead he replied that "true Islam cannot be practiced in this country. You can't beat your wife. You cannot murder your children if you think they've committed adultery or something like that, which they do practice in these other countries," he explained. "I don't agree with the teachings of Islam, and I find it to be a very violent religion."
The Council on American Islamic Relations was incensed by Graham's latest comments and sent him a letter asking for a meeting to "clear up misconceptions" and offer "accurate and balanced information about Islam." The self-proclaimed "Muslim civil rights group" said Graham did not respond to a similar letter in 2001.
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, argues that Franklin simply spoke the truth as "there are very few people who are willing to speak the truth about the Islamic issue." The ministry founder says she believes the "Crescent News Network woman" -- a reference to CNN -- wanted to imply that most Muslims are peaceful; however, Markell contends that if a Muslim is "following their Koran, then that doesn't make them a very peaceful candidate."
She further describes CAIR as an organization which is "extremely pathetic," and she wonders why they do not "just come out on their website and say, 'We're troublemakers.'"
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
If you have a moment view this adorable little video of Tennessee Ernie Ford and his little son Brion.
Keep your eye on Brion, he is so cute! Watch how Ernie tries to keep it together. This video really perks up your mood and you cannot help but laugh, I know I did.
Monday, December 14, 2009
My boss, who is also my chiropractic, will back on Wednesday, she may be able to do either electrical stimulation or acupuncture, whichever I don't care at this point.
Friday, December 11, 2009
So again, who does support this bill? Simply, it's a coalition of the unwilling. And the so-called Reid compromise that was announced Tuesday evening moves us even further toward a government takeover. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said, "Expanding Medicare is an unvarnished, complete victory for people like me. It's the mother of all public options." Adding that it "would perhaps get us on the path to a single payer model."
Of course, the all-important details of such a compromise remain elusive to say the least, including whether Reid even has the support he claims. According to many Democrats in the room when the so-called compromise was reached disagree:
Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE): "I haven't signed on to the proposal."
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI): "I do not support proposals that would replace the public option."
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA): "There's no specific compromise. There were discussions."
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR): "Sending the bill to the CBO was about all the ten Senators agree to do."
Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT): "My opposition to a government-run insurance option, including any option with a trigger, has been clear for months and remains my position today. Regarding the Medicare buy-in proposals that is being discussed, we must remain vigilant about protecting and extending the solvency of the program, which is now in a perilous financial condition."
Who supports this bill?
This fight's not over. Join the fight on December 15 for our Code Red Rally to make sure your Senator knows you oppose passing legislation that will bring higher taxes, increased premiums, and lower quality health care. Senators need to realize opposition is real and intense.
The current Reid bill puts politics before patients. No one can even identify a reason to support this bill outside of the obvious and sinister Washington power grab. Don't let it happen.
Stand up now to make your voice heard before it's too late!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
“Today, the U.S. Senate failed to protect the preborn and ignored the will of the people they represent.
“Although 67 percent of Americans oppose the use of federal money to pay for abortion in any government-run healthcare, Senators nevertheless rejected the Hatch-Nelson amendment. Their vote would compel Americans who have moral and religious objects to abortion – and who now make up the majority of the country – to fund it. This is what Thomas Jefferson described as ‘tyrannical.’
"I simply cannot understand why this present administration is so determined to execute the preborn? They are destroying not only our future but their own. I am completely stumped.
FROM JEAN-LUC PICARD and... my sentiments exactly.
"NO BEING IS SO IMPORTANT THAT HE CAN USURP THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER."
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Print ShareThisLONDON — Police clashed with anti-Islamist protesters Saturday in the English city of Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire Police said they made 11 arrests for public-order offenses as several hundred demonstrators from the English Defense League marched through the city, 125 miles north of London. Some waved red-and-white English flags and shouted, "We want our country back."
They were met by a rival group of anti-fascist protesters, and mounted police formed cordons between the sides.
The league has held a series of protests across Britain in the last few months. In each city they have been met by counter-demonstrators, and skirmishes have broken out.
The group says it is not racist and only opposes militant Islam. But its members have chanted anti-Muslim slogans and made Nazi salutes.
"From various resources many of the liberal MSM are labeling this group as far-right extremists, etc. It seems if one goes against the grain of political correctness and tolerance you are automatically labeled as troublemakers.
I admire this group of strong British protestors. They are fighting against the Muslim movement and influence. They, like most of us, are tired of giving leeway and free reign to Muslims in our nations.
It is time for people to realize the dangers of allowing Islam and Sharia law into our lands. If our own governments won't stand up and protect us, we have an obligation to cry out our moral and religious outrage.
Like Britain, the United States was and still is a Christian nation, no matter what Obama told his Muslim brothers. We have a right to protect our heritage from tyranny and oppression which is what Islam represents.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
When I was a kid adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up, what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning uphill both ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death. [The funny part was I used to walk to and from school in all kinds of weather.]
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!
Now that I've reached the ripe old age of 39-something, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. They got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, they live in Utopia.
And I hate to say it, but kids today, don't even know how good they've got it. I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet --if we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves using card catalogs! [Remember those?]
And there was no e-mail! We had to actually write somebody a letter with pen and paper, use an envelope and stamp it. And then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in a mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
And there were no MP3s, Ipods etc.! If you wanted to steal music, you had to go to the record store and shoplift it yourself. Try sticking an LP album under your jacket. Or we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and screw it all up! [Oh! that used to burn me up!]
We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting. If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal. When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was -- it could be your boss, your mom, a collections agent -- you didn't know! You just had to pick it up and take your chances.
And we didn't have any fancy Playstations or Wii with high-resolution 3-D graphics, we had the Atari 2600. With games like Space Invaders and Asteroids, and the graphics sucked! Your guy was a little square! You had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever. And you could never win the game, the game just kept getting harder and faster until you died. Just like life.
Sure, we had cable television, but back then there were only like 20 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on. Forget about all 24 hour tv, all tv shows went down at midnight. And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday mornings. D'ya hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons and then it was only from 6 am til 10 am! [ My sister and I used to race to the tv and sit and look at those stupid bars until the national anthem came on and whoever got there first was in control of the tv! LOL!]
Does this bring back memories? Please add on things that this doesn't have...OH, I shared this on Facebook and didn't get a good response, but I love the song Play that Funky Music by Wild Cherry. It is a great song and I loved how it was used on Evolution, hilarious movie!
Listen to beginning of the album, hee....memories CRANK IT UP!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Speaking last night to the nation from the U.S. Military Academy, President Barack Obama said the war in Afghanistan is not lost and officially announced that he will send another 30,000 U.S. troops to fight it. The first new U.S. forces will join the fight by Christmas, he said, adding that U.S. forces will begin coming home in July 2011.
Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.) disagrees with the administration's plan, arguing that a counterinsurgency operation cannot be conducted using an "ink spot" strategy.
"They're going to select key cities like Kandahar and Kabul to bring security to them, and then develop them with the intent to turn over security of those 'ink spot' secure areas to the Afghan security force," he explains. "[In doing so] you've surrendered most of the country to the Taliban."
The Pentagon advisor does not think it is wise to set any timeline for a troop pullout. "The Taliban knows the timeline -- and so all they have to do is to go to the safe havens that are all over the country, much less Pakistan, and to sit this one out," Maginnis laments. "I think that's fundamentally the flaw of this plan."
Maginnis says clearly Afghanistan is now Obama's war -- and if, despite what the president says, it becomes another Vietnam, the president and his party will pay the consequences.
"What I really find disturbing is that Obama basically gave a heads up to the terrorists that we will be pulling out our troops in July of 2011. They just have to bide their time. Was he born under a rock or did his mom drop him too many times and has suffered brain damage? WTH!
To save the terrorists some trouble why not just hand them all of our covert plans on a silver platter, because that is exactly what he is doing along with the ignorance of the MSM who seem to feel compelled to give away our strategic locations."
Seriously folks we have an immediate problem with Obama. His lack of military experience is shining too brightly for my comfort. He is inept and needs to step aside and allow our military to deal with all problems that involve, protecting our nation, which should be Obama's top priority but isnt, dealing with terrorists and warfare. They cannot do their jobs with their hands tied behind their backs."