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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Jay Seegert: 'Faith is not a 4-letter word', 7:15 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Special events, Truth

Photo  from  last event: Nature without Naturalism

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Schellinger sinks to new low with misleading campaign literature, Vote Renee Lowerr!

2012, Brookfield, Elections, Truth

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0% job growth: What didn't work then isn't working now!

2012, Economy, President Obama, Truth

That is right, for the first time since Feb. of 1945, the U.S. economy showed NO, Zero, the Big 0 job growth for August 2011.

If that wasn't bad enough, CNBC reports that Heidi Shierholz, economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. said, "Though much attention is being paid to ‘zero job growth’ in August, the real news in today’s numbers is that job growth is worse than in recent months, and the nation continues to produce far fewer jobs than needed to meaningfully reduce the unemployment rate. ...In fact, in some ways the report was less than zero in that weekly hours fell, as did hourly earnings." (My emphasis)

This report just reflects the reality many Americans already know: the US economy is in real trouble. Despite the billions of dollars spend on Stimulus, son of Stimulus and any form of Stimulus out there, these spending programs just aren't cutting it!

Perhaps the only American who still doesn't get this is President Obama, who is expected to propose more of his same failed policies in his coming speech on jobs. No doubt he will tout more spending, more Green jobs, more government.

One can't help conclude, 'We're Spending More Than Ever and It Doesn't Work'. That was the title from a Heritage article from January 14th, 2009. It is worth reading in its entirety.

The title is actually a quote from Henry Morgenthau Jr., "close friend" and "loyal secretary of the Treasury to President Franklin D. Roosevelt--and key architect of FDR's New Deal" in 1939!

Here are some more quotes from Morgenthau, “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.”

I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!” (My emphasis)

Sound familiar? What didn't work in FDR's time, isn't working now either.

So I say, after 2 1/2 years of this Obama Administration, we have even more unemployment, and an enormous, unsustainable debt to boot!

It is time for a change. .

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Physicist Dr. Don DeYoung discusses Design From Nature Tuesday, 7:15pm

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Special events, Religion, Truth

Most of us know that the inspiration for Velcro came from the common burdock plant's annoying stick-to-you seed pods, but few of us realize nature inspires many innovations for man.

Discovery of Design: Searching Out the Creator’s Secrets is the subject (and title of his book) of November's Creation Science Society of Milwaukee meeting, presented by Physicist Dr. Donald DeYoung.

His talk will be held on Tuesday, November 30th, 7:15 PM, at Grace Bible Church, 2643 South 117th Street, West Allis, Wisconsin, (414) 541-4252 (Across from Nathan Hale High School sports fields on 117th, just north of Cleveland Avenue.) It is free and open to the general public. Dr. DeYoung will also discuss Astronomy and Creation that night.

From the Creations Science Society of Milwaukee:

 

President of Creation Research Society to discuss
borrowing design from nature

 

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UPDATE: What a whopper! "Jim Sullivan supports law enforcement, Vukmir does not" Unbelievable

Elections, Politics, Truth, WISCONSIN

Talk about outrageous claims:
 
"Jim Sullivan supports law enforcement,
Leah Vukmir does not
"
 

But there it was, big as life, on the LED changeable billboard sign at Hwy 100 and Bluemound Road.

Did I read that right?

I saw the flashing sign last week but wasn't sure it really said what I thought it said. It just didn't ring true.

Plus, I couldn't read who paid for it. Was it from the Sullivan campaign or another group?

So I checked it out. Last night I managed to snap this picture. The disclaimer reads Paid for by Wisconsin Professional Police Association.

Who is the Wisconsin Professional Police Association? It is a Madison based group that also endorsed* other Democrats such as Russ Feingold and Tom Barrett.

So does Jim Sullivan also have the support of most of the police associations in his district?

No, but his opponent Representative Leah Vukmir does!

Leah Vukmir has been endorsed
by the Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, and Brookfield Police Associations. She is also endorsed by JB Van Hollen and recently received the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association endorsement as well. Sullivan only has the West Allis Police endorsement from within his district.

So this is a perfect example of you can't believe everything you read, not even if it is in HUGE text flashing at you as you drive by.


UPDATE: Leah Vukmir Earned the Endorsement of Milwaukee Firefighters today:

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How sickening. Jim Sullivan & supporters slam Leah Vukmir with untrue attacks CORRECTION

Elections, Politics, Truth, TAXES, WISCONSIN

Democrat Wisconsin State Senator Jim Sullivan is in the fight of his life to hold onto his 5th District Senate seat this November, and the tone of his campaign shows it. Having campaigned as a moderate Democrat, Sullivan's performance and voting record in Madison these past 4 years has been anything but moderate.

Jim Sullivan fancies himself as an independent, a maverick, yet Sullivan voted with Jim Doyle 99% of the time! (Sullivan rather reminds me of another so-called maverick in the US Senate: Russ Feingold. Maybe Sullivan is a Feingold wannabe?)

To the casual observer, Sullivan did vote no on the last budget, which might make you think he is a maverick. But his NO vote was only because the Democrats didn't need his vote. (Candidates facing a tough challenger are often given permission to vote no.) Sullivan still managed to bloat the 2009 budget at the committee level--not very maverick-ish. He also voted in favor of the 2007 budget and voted for expensive and destructive bills like Healthy Wisconsin, Combined Reporting, Badger Care Plus, etc.

Every day the airwaves, billboards, and mailboxes are being assaulted with misleading and downright untrue campaign pieces against Sullivan's opponent, Leah Vukmir, from PACs and Sullivan himself. Since I just blogged about Scott Walker's support for adult stem cell research and Tom Barrett's accusations to the contrary, we will start there.

As I mentioned,"there is nothing new here" in Democrats deception when it comes to stem cell research. Obama accused McCain and Palin of being against it. Feingold accused Ron Johnson, Barrett accused Scott Walker, and now Jim Sullivan accuses Leah Vukmir.

In all of these cases, the accusations were not true. Let's call these accusations what they are: they are out and out lies. All 5 of these Republicans support Stem Cell Research. They support the kind that works--the kind obtained from adult and umbilical cord stem cells.

Jim Sullivan's campaign piece goes a step further, however. He also accuses Vukmir of voting to criminalize stem cell research! "Vukmir voted to criminalize stem cell research that could help cure debilitating diseases like Alzheimer's (AB 499, 6/23/05)", Sullivan proclaims.

Now in the days before the internet, it would have been difficult to see if these wild accusations were true. But we do have the internet. So here is the bill Sullivan is referring to: "2005 Assembly Bill 499, AN ACT to create 146.347 of the statutes; relating to: human cloning and parthenogenesis and providing penalties."
 

"Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
 

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Tuesday, Oct. 26: Dr. John Whitcomb presents "The Creator of the World"

Brookfield, Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Special events, Truth

What an opportunity! Bible scholar and pioneer of modern Creation Science Dr. John Whitcomb is coming to Brookfield on Tuesday, Oct. 26th, at 7:30pm, to present his talk "The Creator of the World" at the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee's monthly meeting.

"Dr. Whitcomb will use a powerful multi-media presentation to unfold scriptural teachings about this Creator, His work, and His methods." He will be speaking at Brookside Baptist Church at 4470 N. Pilgrim Road (north of Capitol Drive and south of Lisbon Road). His presentation is free and open to the public.

Those of you who have done some reading on Creation Science might be familiar with some of his books on the subject. He co-authored with Dr. Henry Morris' The Genesis Flood and wrote the books The Early Earth and The World That Perished.

Those of you who do not believe in the Biblical account of creation or think you have to check your brains at the door to even accept Intelligent Design & a young earth over evolution, might want to come on Tuesday to hear a different point of view.

People on both sides of the creation/evolution question may also be interested in a new movie, Persuaded by the Evidence.

This movie features scientists who believed "evolutionary dogma was a 'fact'" but found their "own research compelled [them] that evolution couldn't possibly be true."

Here is the trailer:


Hope you can make it on Tuesday to hear Dr. Whitcomb.

Speaking of rare opportunities... Creationist Ken Ham will be coming to Brookside on Sunday evening, January 30th, 2011, to speak on creation. Ken Ham is founder of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.
 

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For shame, Tom Barrett, Scott Walker SUPPORTS Stem Cell research!

Elections, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, Religion, Politics, Truth, WISCONSIN

We should be used to it by now, the misleading, or to put it politely, the pants on fire campaign ads that paint the opposing candidate as being heartless and against something as wholesome as Mom and Apple Pie.

In this case, it is Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Tom Barrett wearing the hot pants. He points the accusatory finger at his opponent Republican Scott Walker. The Mom and apple pie issue here is stem cell research.

Barrett's ad is intended to tug at your heart strings in hopes that you will make the leap that Scott Walker is heartless and against helping those in need because of his pro-life beliefs. The ad wants you to believe Walker is turning a deaf ear to the pleas of the featured mother, talking about her diabetic son and how embryonic stem cell research would help cure her son.

This ad was so outrageous in its claims that it prompted Gary Nosacek to write an outstanding piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 7th titled, The stem cell confusion. He states he is a "father, brother and nephew of diabetics, and the husband of a doctor, I'm really upset by this ad."

I also found out that Walker's own wife Tonette is "a type 1 diabetic" and she says, "I CAN PROMISE YOU, my husband is full of hope! Hope for me, hope for our family, and hope for Wisconsin!"

Tonette goes on to say, "Regardless of what Tom Barrett has said, Scott will NOT ban stem cell research. Scott supports adult stem cell research- research which science has shown to have the most promise to cure my disease and which does not destroy innocent human life. "

So what is going on here? Democrats support government funding for Embryonic Stem Cell research instead of Adult Stem Cell research. Why? Is it that Embryonic Stem Cells work and adult ones don't? NO.

In fact, Embryonic Stem Cell breakthroughs continue to be fraught with serious side effects such as tumor growth and rejection. They have shown very little positive results. There is not one cure confirmed to date.

Contrast that with Adult Stem Cell research and treatments, which have already helped 1,000s of people. Nosacek's points out that even with moral issues aside, the Embryonic Stem Cells are a waste of money.

He writes, "There are over 167 adult cell treatments and cures being used by doctors every day. There are more in clinical trials and in animal testing phases. As for embryonic cells, there is not one cure to be found. There are only two in human trials, but so far there are no results. As a rule, embryonic cells haven't done much of anything in any lab in the world other than promised to be promising someday in the distant future. Walker isn't against stem cell research. He's against spending millions on research that hasn't worked at the expense of what is working!"

He goes on to tell us that Adult Stem Cell research on diabetes was being carried out at Harvard but it has been a painstaking process because they couldn't get funding. All the government grants were going to Embryonic Stem Cell research. Finally funding came from "Lee Iacocca, who has a diabetic grandchild. Harvard is now in human trials. They are being bankrolled by anyone who wishes to contribute."

So why isn't the proven and more promising type of ADULT Stem Cell research being funded by Government grants? Because IF the Liberal, Pro-abortion advocates can get us all on board with using embryonic stem cells, we will have lost the pro-life, life begins at conception fight.

Just this month we learned there was a Baby Born From 20-Year-Old Frozen Embryo. This leaves little doubt that embryos, even ones frozen for 2 decades, aren't human. Here we have one born to a New York woman! Would she give up her son for stem cell research? Of course not. So why are we asked to accept that these humans be sacrificed for the sake of Leftist researchers?

This is nothing new here. In the 2008 presidential campaign Obama ads accused McCain of being against helping people through stem cell research, which was not true. Like McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin, Scott Walker and other Conservatives just favor life respecting ADULT Stem Cell research.

President Bush had to endure this criticism too with his position to not allow Federal funding to go toward Embryonic Stem Cell research. The Republicans were all Pro-Life.

I asked this question in 2008:

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More concerned with what Brett Davis DID than what Lt. Gov. does

Elections, Politics, Truth, WISCONSIN

We have less than 2 weeks to go until Wisconsin's Primary Election and the campaign ads are in full swing. The Brett Davis ad I have been hearing is really something, proving that in this election cycle, saying you are a CONSERVATIVE is a must for the Republican side of the ballot. (The TV version is much the same but shorter.)

Representative Davis' ad features a glowing litany of what he did in the legislature, with a decidedly conservative, tax cutting spin. It claims he wants to transform the office of Lt. Governor into a taxpayer watchdog for the state. Great.

Trouble is, his complete voting record doesn't match his ad's promises. See what you think.

The Davis ad: In a lighthearted way, the Davis ad begins with a male voice asking a series of questions: For thousands of years, mankind has looked to answer the great questions of the day: Can we predict the end of time? When will Brett Farve retire? and What on earth does the Wisconsin Lt. Governor do?

Then a woman's voice comes on and seriously tells us the facts: Conservative Republican Brett Davis has a plan to end the days of Wisconsin's do-nothing Lt. Governor. Brett Davis will transform the job into the leading taxpayer watchdog in the state, with the chief mission of cutting wasteful spending in Madison. Brett Davis, a small businessman and legislator, who has voted 126 times to cut taxes by a total of $5 billion dollars. No one else running for Lt. Governor can say the same. Brett Davis has a 100% voting record with National Federation of Independent Businesses, is the only candidate with an A rated voting record from the NRA, and is endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life. It ends with the usual vote Brett Davis on Sept. 14th....

Sounds good, doesn't it? Especially if you aren't familiar with Brett Davis' voting record in Wisconsin's Assembly!

When I look at a prospective candidate, I am far more concerned with what that person did in the past than the promises they make for the future. In fact, I will quote Mr. Davis' latest campaign email called "Home Strech" (Brett, you might want to make that stretch). He states, "But talk is cheap--actions speak louder than words."

First of all, since he is the only candidate that has been a legislator in Madison; obviously he is the only candidate with a legislature voting record!

And while in Madison, HE VOTED FOR THE FINAL DOYLE 2007-2008 BUDGET. Although Davis says the promise of a $4 Million dollar Soy Bean Crusher for his district (pork) to sweeten the pot on wasn't the reason, he was the "lone Republican" vote among the Democrats on an earlier compromise budget proposal just the same.

Davis' ad says he wants to "transform the job of Lt. Governor into the leading taxpayer watchdog in the state". In his email he promises, "I'm going to make the job meaningful by giving the office a purpose -- stopping wasteful spending."

Some Watchdog--seems more like a fox in charge of hen-house? Because by Brett Davis' vote in 2007, Davis approved of the $200 million dollar raid from the Patient's Compensation Fund and approved the inmates driver's license ID policy that he is now raging war against. And let's not forget his sponsorship of AB 15, a 2005 Ethanol Mandate Bill. Hardly the work of a true Conservative.

As for the endorsements, Ginny Marshman, a leader in Republican politics in Waukesha County, said this about Davis' pro life stance: "Brett Davis has a 75% pro-life record in the 2005-2006 session, voting against the Wisconsin Right to Life positions three times. His stance against the pro-life movement, including voting for Planned Parenthood's #1 agenda item in chemical abortion aka 'emergency contraception'." (Davis' voting record in 2007-2008 was 100%.)

Notice there is no Tax Hero status mentioned from Wisconsin Club for Growth as there is for real conservatives such as Leah Vukmir or Jim Ott or Glenn Grothman, to name a few.

Yup. You can dress 'em up and even call them Conservative in the ads, but their voting record remains. I can only hope voters this time around will do a little research before they cast their vote on Sept. 14th.

My vote is going for a genuine Conservative, Rebecca Kleefisch, for Lt. Governor. She is Pro-Life, Pro 2nd Amendment, and says NO to high speed rail, for example. If I were not voting for her, I would choose David Ross, Mayor of Superior.

Certainty we can do better than Brett Davis, a Madison middle of the roader for Lt. Governor.


More reading: Brett Davis doesn't want you to know THE TRUTH
Brett Davis is a grade-A hypocrite
We don't need another RINO in Madison zoo
My anti-ethanol [and Brett Davis soybean] rant

Past Posts: Wisconsin's primary is 3 weeks away - who are you voting for?
Lt. Gov. candidate Rebecca Kleefisch on Fox & Friends
 

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Tax the rich? Every job I had was because of rich!

Truth, THE ECONOMY, TAXES, Entrepreneurship, President Obama

The Democrats keep talking about taxing the rich as a solution to our deficits and debt. But it isn't that we don't tax enough; it is that we spend too much!

Most Democrats* don't want to extend the Bush tax cuts because they include tax cuts to the wealthy. They also think taxing the rich plays well to the middle and lower class. They ignore the fact that the lowest income levels get a 50% tax increase (the highest increase), and every other bracket increases too, once Bush's tax cuts expire.

Taxing the rich will have a devastating affect on small businesses, employment, and our economy. As Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said, "They can talk about the wealthy all they want, but this is about stopping a job-killing tax hike on small businesses during tough economic times."

It is true: You can't get a job from a poor person. Every job I ever had was because of a rich person--richer than me at least. If you have worked for a small business, I bet it is true for you too. Think about it.

Here is a quick list of my employers:

  • Don's Super Value food store - Don owned the franchise. He employed maybe 70 locals and college students. I did cake decorating in the store bakery in my college days.
  • Shorewood Village Bakery - This was an upscale, family owned bakery, where I cake decorated after college. They employed about 7 workers. Owners worked along side employees.
     
  • Mullenbach's Fashions - A small custom bridal and ball gowns shop, owned by James Mullenbach. This was my 1st full time job after college where I was one of 7 workers. Little did I know the experience gained there would prove invaluable in my real job years later at Milwaukee Ballet.
     
  • T.A. Chapman's Department Store - Golden Thimble Fabrics. Chapman's was an upscale department store, owned by a very wealthy Milwaukee family. They employed a few hundred people.
  • The Snow Goose - a boutique on Jefferson St. where I designed and created custom clothing. I was the only employee. This business went under in less than a year.
     
  • Elna Sewing Machine sales at Mary Lester Fabric Stores. The sewing machine sales area within the store was owned by a sole proprietor. I was one of maybe 3 employees besides the owners. They went under also.
     
  • Milwaukee Ballet Costume Department. Here you might say, that is a non-profit arts job, not a small business. True. But if you look in the back of any program for the list of donors, you see if it were not for the donations and grants of wealthy patrons, the show would not go on. While I was there, the ballet company nearly went under several times.

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Simple questions stump Kagan: That's a dumb law, Which memo?, I don't know, Huh?, Book ban OK....

Constitution, Government / Bureaucracy, President Obama, The Courts, Truth, United States

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan finished her Senate committee questioning yesterday. She answered question after question and was able to regurgitate names and statutes regarding past cases.

But it was the very simple questions that were most revealing. They stumped her. She really didn't have an answer to them and they were not difficult questions. Anyone who believes the Constitution, as it was written, is our guiding document, could have answered in a heartbeat. But she could not.

Here is a sampling of Kagan stumpers and vague answers. Some are video clips so you can see for yourself:
 

  • Sen. Tom Coburn asked something like this: If I sponsored a bill that made Americans eat 3 fruits and 3 veggies a day, and it passed, does that law violate the Commerce Clause? Kagan replies something like this: "It sounds like a dumb law..." um, but I think the question of whether its a dumb law is different from if it is Constitutional. I think the courts would be wrong to strike down laws that they think are, er, ah, senseless just because they are senseless. Coburn says, Do we have the power to tell people what to eat every day? What is the extent of the Commerce Clause? We have this wide embrace of it, but [Founders didn't] ... She really doesn't have an answer because she knows the real question is about ObamaCare and if she is confirmed, she knows she will have to rule on that decision.
  • Sen. Orin Hatch asks her about a memo on partial birth abortion that evidently led to the conclusion that the procedure was medically necessary to save the life of the mother.

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No Global Warming? One less thing to worry about? Don't count on it

Global Warming/Climate Change, Government / Bureaucracy, President Obama, TAXES, Truth, World News

Nearly 2 weeks ago, hackers broke into the computers at Britain's Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia. This was important because the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, IPCC, uses the CRU as their source for data.

The hackers then posted over 1,000 emails and 72 documents on the internet revealing how the CRU was suppressing data that showed there was no warming of the planet:

"Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocates with similar ideological positions all across the world. Those purported authorities were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming claims."

The British press is up in arms over this. Brits are, after all, ahead of us on the Carbon Tax parade. In the U.S., there has not been much coverage.

In fact, as far as President Obama is concerned, it seems it is global warming business as usual.

Despite this huge nail in the global warming coffin hitting the press 2 weeks ago, President Obama still met with Indian and Chinese leaders last week, to coax them "one step closer" to climate deal:

"US President Barack Obama said Tuesday [Nov. 24, 2009] the world has moved 'one step closer' to a 'strong operational agreement' on climate change at next month's Copenhagen summit after his talks with Indian and Chinese leaders."

And Obama is still planning on attending the beginning of that U.N. climate meeting in Copenhagen on Dec. 9th.

Why? Global Warming is big business, can be used to implement new taxes and will control people's behaviors.

"Obama has made climate change a top priority of his administration..." The President still wants Cap and Trade to pass early next year.

In light of this new information, that the planet isn't warming, one would hope the push for taxing and controlling carbon emissions would be halted.

American scientist John Christy was was criticized in the hacked emails for asking that IPCC reports include dissenting points of view. He wrote, "It's disconcerting to realize that legislative actions [Cap and Trade] this nation is preparing to take, and which will cost trillions of dollars, are based upon a view of climate that has not been completely scientifically tested."

Disconcerting indeed. Granted, there hasn't been much about this from the mainstream media in the U.S. If only our President would check the Drudge Report once in a while!

More Reading: Climate Emails Stoke Debate, Scientists' Leaked Correspondence Illustrates Bitter Feud Over Global Warming

Hiding evidence of global cooling, Junk science exposed among climate-change believers

Global Warming with the Lid Off, The emails that reveal an effort to hide the truth about climate science

The Day Global Warming Stood Still

How the global warming industry is based on one MASSIVE lie (The Hockey Stick exposed)

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But how would Obama know if health care recipient was legal or not?

Government / Bureaucracy, Health care, President Obama, Socialism / Marxism, Truth

Last night I had to take my car to the shop and only caught portions of the President's Joint Session of Congress speech. I did catch the now infamous, "You lie" section and must confess I said, "That's not true!" at the same moment.

I certainly understand Congressman Wilson's frustration with a president who likes to make promises regardless of the facts, but he was out of line. (Remember, I am the one who wanted to maintain a sense of decorum on blog comments.) Of course the media is focusing on this political faux pas instead of what the bill allows. We wouldn't want to draw any attention to the facts, right?

So what does the bill, or bills (there are many versions) say about insuring illegals? Is the President correct when he promises that "the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."

Obamacare won't cover illegal immigrants? Yes it will, says Congressional Research Service: (For clarity, I made the CRS quote bold.) Just recently, the president stated, "Illegal immigrants would not be covered. That idea has not even been on the table."

"Well, Mr. President, [Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner writes] that idea must have been tucked under a stack of background briefing papers over there in the corner of the table because the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says this about H.R. 3200, the Obamacare bill approved just before the recess by the House Energy and Commerce Committee chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA:

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In Obama's own words, "I don't think we're ...able to eliminate employer coverage immediately..."

Government / Bureaucracy, Health care, President Obama, Socialism / Marxism, Truth, United States

To us the President says, "You can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you."

But check out this video piece I found on Drudge today: UNCOVERED VIDEO: OBAMA EXPLANAINS HOW HIS HEALTH CARE PLAN WILL 'ELIMINATE' PRIVATE INSURANCE  I only just got my sound back on my computer so I could watch it. But in case you don't want to watch the clip, here are the quotes (as close as I could transcribe) from the video clips:

It opens with President Obama to the AMA in June of 2009: "The public option is not your enemy, it is your friend, I believe."

"Let me also address a illegitimate concern that is being put forward, by those who are claiming that a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single payer system."

Followed by Obama to the SEIU Health Care Forum in March of 2007: "My commitment is to make sure we got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term as president."

"I would hope that we set up a system that allows those who can't go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort."

"But I don't think we are going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately, there's going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out."

Then it shows Obama addressing the AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference in 2003: "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan. A
single payer, health care plan, Universal health care plan, that is what I would like to see."

July 27, 2009: Democrat Representative Barney Frank then expresses his support for single payer systems: "I think if we get a good public option it could lead to single payer and that is the best way to reach single payer."

May of 2009: Democrat Representative Jan Schakowsky then talks about how an insurance guy sitting next to her argued against the public insurance option, saying that it would put private insurance out of business because it wouldn't allow private insurance to compete. She then says to the crowd she was addressing, "He was right, the man was right!"*

Lastly, a clip of the President saying, "Nobody is talking about some government takeover of health care."

Really?


More reading and viewing:
The YouTube piece on Breibart came from NakedEmperorNews.com

*Hear the whole clip, which adds "I am so confident in the superiority of a public health care option that I think he has every reason to be frightened." Gateway Pundit: Rep. Jan Schakowski Lies to FOX Business Channel About Destroying the Private Insurance Industy

The Heritage Foundation:
Barney Frank: Public Option is Best Way to Single Payer

HotAirPundit has an intersting set of video clips at the bottom of his post showing Pres. Obama claiming "I don't believe Government can or should run Health Care."

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Russia ought to know: America is the new "land of the RED"

Government / Bureaucracy, President Obama, Socialism / Marxism, TAXES, THE ECONOMY, Truth

While most of the American media ignores the dramatic shift toward Marxism in America under President Obama's administration, there is one news source that has the guts to report what has been going on since Jan. 20, 2009 straight up: Russia's PRAVDA!

No cheer leading here, just the unvarnished truth: America is the new "land of the Red": American capitalism gone with a whimper.

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

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Lest we forget: Holocaust Remembrance Day & Hallmark's Irena Sendler

Helping others, History, Movies & Books, Religion, Terrorism, Truth, War, World News

While many in the world remember the Holocaust on this day, The Day of Remembrance, Iran's President Ahmadinejad spoke before the UN anti-racism conference, spewing his usual Holocaust denial sentiments. Those comments prompted "Dozens of diplomats" from Britain and Europe to walk out. The United States, Israel, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand and Poland did not opt to attend at all, because of concerns that the forum "would be used as a platform for attacks on Israel."

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A terrorist by any other name is still as leathal

President Obama, Terrorism, Truth

 http://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#all/12050dc1e65b3f26 aid to terrorists

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Time for tea on Thursday? 1,000 cities with tea parties

Bigger picture, Conservatives, Special events, TAXES, THE ECONOMY, Truth

 http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090323132052.aspx

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Blog articles and links: budget, free speech,samesex benies,embyonic stem,gaymarriage

Blogging, Conservatives, Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Culture, Health care, Homosexual agenda, Media/ Talk radio, President Obama, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, TAXES, Truth, Veterans

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Global Warming: do the models work?

Common sense, Truth, Weather

 http://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#all/12015cbd5e943e69

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Why history is important: My reply to a long comment

Blogging, History, President Obama, Religion, Truth, War

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Stubborn as a mule

Conservatives, Truth, Unintended consequences

 http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=320977608242634 Republicans are under no obligation to render bipartisan support to this statist coup d'etat. For what is going down is a leftist power grab that is anathema to their principles and philosophy.

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Stem cell success, stem cell failure, which kind worked?

Conservatives, Ethics, Medicine, President Obama, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, Religion, Truth

Just this week, we have 2 more stories in the news about stem cells used in human trials. In one case, a Parkinson's disease sufferer was helped, and in another case, a child with a brain disease, stem cells made the situation worse. 

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Belgium, sanctity of life

Conservatives, Culture, Ethics, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, Slipping fast!, Truth

 Obama is not going to defend life like President George Bush did. It was pretty hard to swallow Obama's line in his inaugural address that science would have it's rightful place regarding health care. I couldn't help think he  referring to stem cells. Science is revealing Adult Stem Cells to be useful. Embryonic plagued with problems.

A must read article, atheist says, "Africa needs God"

Bigger picture, Charity, Culture, Religion, Truth

For the second time in a few weeks, another atheist acknowledges God as an important factor in helping people. The first time was in an email I received from an atheist in California concerning my Are you naughty, nice? Stingy, generous? blog on giving. In that blog I concluded "the real litmus test on giving is religion." My atheist emailer then replied, "Never thought I'd say this, but thank God for religion then, if it makes Conservatives altruistic."

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Jews and Christmas ala Ben Stein and Mark Levin

Holidays, Truth

Mark Levin plays Christmas music on his radio show. Charlie Brown's Christmas Time is Here puts him in a good mood.

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Global Warming tough sell, but Obama still buys what Gore is selling

Conservatives, Energy, Environment, Follow the money, Going Green, Obama 2008, TAXES, Truth, Unintended consequences, Weather

There is a lot at stake for former Vice President Al Gore with the Global Warming* issue. Without the threat of Global Warming, he is rather out of a job. Who would hire Al Gore to come speak about the threat of normal weather? Without Global Warming, who would ever buy a carbon credit from the corporation he is affiliated with? Without Global Warming, Al Gore just becomes another washed up Vice President who did not make it to the ultimate status prize of the presidency.

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UN Data shows 'Warming has Stopped'

Going Green, Truth

 Posted on Senate EPW Website
Part one:
http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=fedf4901-
802a-23ad-44bb-adf19269d36d
Part Two:
http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=fee4a8fd-
802a-23ad-4079-be0ac7f8017e
UN Data shows "Warming has Stopped!" - Climate Fears Called
"Hogwash" - "Global Carbon Tax" Urged
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Posted By Marc Morano – 4:34 PM – Marc_Morano@EPW.Senate.Gov
UN Data shows ‘Warming has Stopped!’ – Climate
Fears Called ‘Hogwash’ – ‘Global Carbon Tax’ Urged
Aussie Scientist Says ‘No relationship between CO2 and temperature’
Weblink To This Report:
Read Part Two of this Report here:
Washington DC - The bad news for global warming alarmists just keeps rolling in. Below is a very
small sampling of very inconvenient developments for Gore, the United Nations, and the mainstream
media. Peer-reviewed studies, analyses, and prominent scientists continue to speak out to refute
climate fears. The majority of data presented below is from just the past week. Also see: U.S. Senate
Minority Report: “Over 400 Prominent Scientists (and rapidly growing) Disputed Man-Made Global
Warming Claims in 2007” & ‘Consensus’ On Man-Made Global Warming Collapses in 2008 - July
18, 2008 & An August 2007 report detailed how proponents of man-made global warming fears enjoy
a monumental funding advantage over skeptical scientists. LINK
#
UN Conference Greeted with UN Data Showing ‘Warming has Stopped!’ -
WorldClimateReport.com - December 2, 2008
Excerpt: 10,000 people from 86 countries have descended upon Poznan, Poland for yetanother
United Nations meeting on climate change. This time, it’s the annual confab of
the nations that signed the original U.N. climate treaty in Rio in 1992. That instrument
gave rise to the infamous 1996 Kyoto Protocol on global warming, easily the greatest
failure in the history of environmental diplomacy. Kyoto was supposed to reduce global
emissions of carbon dioxide below 1990 levels during the period 2008-2012. But since it
was signed, the atmospheric concentration of this putative pollutant continued to rise,
pretty much at the same rate it did before Kyoto. […] Since Kyoto, a very funny thing
has happened to global temperatures: IPCC data clearly show that warming has
stopped—even though its computer models said such a thing could not happen.
According to the IPCC, the world reached its high-temperature mark in 1998, thanks to a
big “El Niño,” which is a temporary warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean that occurs
once or twice a decade. […] Even if the earth resumes warming at the pre-1998 rate, we
will have nearly a quarter-century without a significant warming trend.

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Holiday hate speech at State Capitol

Constitution, Culture, Ethics, Government / Bureaucracy, Holidays, Religion, Slipping fast!, Truth, WISCONSIN

Our state capitol in Madison has a Christmas tree (I am using last year's term), a menorah for Hanukkah, and I think something for Kwanza too. I am fine with that. They are holidays celebrated in December by people of various religions and cultures in our state.

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Madison's "Censored" Tree

Common sense, Government / Bureaucracy, Holidays, Religion, Truth, WISCONSIN

Last year, the State Assembly had to fight to get the Capitol Christmas tree called just that, a CHRISTMAS tree. In our culture, if it were not for Christmas, whether you celebrate it as religious holiday or secular, why else would you cut down a tree and bring it indoors?

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Holiday hate speech

Conservatives, Holidays, Religion, Truth, WISCONSIN


 

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Sanitizing US Capitol of America's religious roots

Constitution, Religion, Truth, United States

 

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This is NOT the Great Depression

History, Truth

People act like we are in the great depression. I suggest that if you are with older family members this Thanksgiving, you speak to those who lived through the great depression. You will realize that no matter what the stock market is doing right now, you have much to be thankful of

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The Civics test: How do you compare?

Common sense, Constitution, Education, Elections, Government / Bureaucracy, Truth

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CO2 reductions will cost millions and do nothing

Going Green, Obama 2008, THE ECONOMY, Truth, Unintended consequences

Heritage foundation look at Obamas proposal 

OOPS, NASA used Sept. temperatures for Oct.'s data

Energy, Environment, Going Green, Obama 2008, Truth, Weather

Do you ever get the feeling that those who believe in Global Warming don't want to be confused by the facts?

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More on the gulag

Elections, The media, Truth, Unintended consequences

 http://www.ohio.com/news/34453464.html

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Obama, are you for or against Partial Birth Abortion? Yes

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, Truth

At the last debate, John McCain stated his strong opposition to the horrible procedure, Partial Birth Abortion. Barack Obama, knowing his pro-abortion stance at the Saddleback Forum hurt him, must have decided that in a national venue such as a televised debate, he could not publicly support Partial Birth Abortion. So Obama said he was "completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise, as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life..." 

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Teflon, Velcro, and Teflon II of presidential politics

Obama 2008, Politics, Socialism / Marxism, The media, Truth

President Bill Clinton was known as the Teflon president. No accusations or even cold, hard facts stuck. Monica Lewinsky was not a fabrication of a vast right-wing conspiracy as Hillary claimed. No, Monica was real. She was an intern with whom the President committed unprecedented indiscretions with right in the Oval Office. But it did not stick. He was Teflon.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger-OK, Howard Dean-OK, Sarah Palin - NOT OK?

Elections, McCain 2008, Politics, Truth

It amazes me that the question is still out there: Is Sarah Palin qualified to be Vice President or God forbid, President? Considering Senator Barack Obama has so little experience and such questionable ideas and connections, the question is laughable.

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Even janitor would know life began for some Obama said should die

Culture, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics, Religion, Truth

No wiggling out of this question by saying it is above my paygrade. Even a janitor would know these babies were children and were alive 

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LA Times won't release Obama toasting "Ex-PLO Operative" video

Elections, Obama 2008, Politics, The media, Truth

I am almost afraid to ask, what else don't we know about Barack Obama?

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I repeat: who is teaching our kids? Ayers & other terrorists

Education, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/printer_friendly.cgi?article=279 AYERS: Radical Loon When Obama Was Only 47

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McCain's health plan explained, benefits are NOT taxed

Government / Bureaucracy, Health care, McCain 2008, Politics, Truth

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/19ba2f1c-c03f-4ac2-8cd5-5cf2edb527cf.htm 

Media bias so blatent even Dan Rather agrees!

McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth

When Dan Rather notes the media is biased in favor of the Obama campaign, how can you continue to deny it? (My emphasis throughout)

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Journalism died during this campaign, 1st Amendment soon to take hit

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Truth

http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-common/mlib/1176/10/1176_1224605107.pdf Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights? Monday, Oct 20, 2008

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Equal pay for women? Obama pays women 83 cents/dollar men earn

Elections, Obama 2008, Politics, THE ECONOMY, Truth

Get your political flier on Obama wanting equal pay for women? I did . 

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Biden: "We've not paid them [ACORN] one single penny"

Obama 2008, Politics, Truth, Voter fraud

An interview of Sen. Joe Biden by Barbara West at Florida's WFTV caused quite a stir over the weekend. She asked several very blunt questions about ACORN, the international crisis Biden forecasted if Obama was elected, and is Obama a Marxist? HotAir dubbed West's interview,  Comedy gold: WFTV interviews Biden: (Video link included)

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Joe the plumber not real? Too bad Obama's "Spread the wealth around" is

Elections, Obama 2008, Religion, Socialism / Marxism, TAXES, THE ECONOMY, Truth

Joe the plumber sure put a face on the problem with taxing small businessmen and giving it to workers paying little or no Federal income tax at all.

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The UN-Fairness Doctrine, set for comeback under Dem. majority?

Elections, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth

 http://www.nypost.com/seven/10202008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/dems_get_set_to_muzzle_the_right_134399. DEMS GET SET TO MUZZLE THE RIGHT

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It's not Obama's skin color I object to, it's that he leans too RED

Elections, Government / Bureaucracy, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth, United States

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has used his skin color to his advantage in this election.  Anytime anyone brings up his past associations with Rev. Wright, terrorist William Ayers, Father Flager,  or FannieMae's Franklin Raines, etc., Obama's campaign squawks, that's racist. (Go figure, 2 of those men are white.) Referencing Obama as a community activist/organizer was deemed a code word for black too.

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Sources from joe the plumber and socialsim

Elections, Obama 2008, TAXES, THE ECONOMY, Truth

http://fairlyconservative.com/good-job/i-heart-huckabee/ I heart Huckabee  

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A chilling comparison: Obama & Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Elections, Obama 2008, Truth

On Tuesday, I listened to Mark Levin. (WISN radio, 9pm) I like Mark Levin, but what he said sickened me.

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**Obama on Partial Birth Abortion: Are you for or against? Yes

Culture, Elections, Ethics, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics, Pro Life / Pro Abortion, Religion, Truth

Partial Birth Abortion is a barbaric procedure in which doctors induce a late term pregnant woman to actually give birth, but before the baby is totally delivered, doctors will puncture the child's brain to kill it. If any other culture did that we would be outraged. (This procedure is to be confused with late term labor induced abortion, which occurs earlier in the pregnancy.)

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America was socialistic once, it didn't work

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics, Socialism / Marxism, Truth, United States

Bradford and Pilgrims tried communal farming. It did not work then, it won't work now 

Sing it: ACORNs keep falling on my head...

Elections, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth, Unintended consequences, Voter fraud

Remember the song, Raindrops keep falling on my head? I'm thinking we need a new version: ACORNs keep falling on my head! (Sing along to the original song's last refrain.)

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Lincoln's platform in direct contrast to Obama's

Elections, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

~ President Abraham Lincoln, a founder of the Republican Party   

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Parents, what is your child learning at school?

Conservatives, Culture, Education, Obama 2008, Truth

We value education in the United States. Parents often make sacrifices to send their children to good colleges. But do you know who is teaching your child? Do do you know what your young adult is learning at their school?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger OK, Howard Dean OK, but Sarah Palin NOT OK?

Conservatives, Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Truth

It amazes me that the question is still out there: Is Sarah Palin qualified to be Vice President or God forbid, President? Considering Senator Barack Obama has so little experience, the question is laughable.

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From little ACORNs big voter fraud grows

Elections, Ethics, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth, Voter fraud

Is ACORN Stealing the Election? That was the title of Wednesday's Investor's Business Daily's editorial. It is a long but worthwhile read (also sickening.) The connections to Obama are troubling: Obama worked for ACORN and his campaign paid ACORN.

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ACORN at root of voter fraud and mortgage mess

Follow the money, Government / Bureaucracy, Obama 2008, Politics, Truth

http://marklevinshow.com/2008/10/01/acorn-and-obama/

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If Liberals cite Bible, they should know the Bible

Elections, McCain 2008, Religion, Truth

The L.A. Times just came up with this phony roadblock to Governor Sarah Palin's new role as Republican VP nominee: To some evangelicals, Palin's career violates biblical teachings. Actually, following their logic, she should not have run for mayor or governor then either.

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Obama ad misleading about McCain stem cell research stance

Conservatives, Culture, Elections, Ethics, Health care, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Religion, Truth

What if I had a cure for Parkinson's, leukemia, diabetes, or paralysis caused by spinal cord injury? All you would have to do is take an infant, remove all of its stem cells (sorry, the infant dies), tweak the cells, and transfer them to the ill patient.

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Ann Coulter on politicians faking being religious

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Religion, Truth

 Lucifer is my homeboy http://www.anncoulter.com/    http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/printer_friendly.cgi?article=272

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A retraction of my comment

Culture, Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Truth

I would like to formally retract a comment I made on Cindy Kilkenny's Fairly Conservative blog. It was regarding Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (Sept. 13th.) I said,

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"From Feminist Atheism to Biblical Truth" Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:30pm

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Religion, Truth

Author Kitty Foth-Regner is the featured speaker at the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee's September meeting. (See bottom of post for location.) The speaker's name means nothing to me*, but her story is compelling. She was an atheist/agnostic for 30 years but now is a Bible believing Christian. (It does happen, and Creation Science played a part in her conversion.)

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Another reason to avoid "Made in China"

Economy, Ethics, Healthy living, THE ECONOMY, Truth

It has happened again. Tainted Chinese made baby formula* has caused 3 infant deaths in that country. More deaths will probably follow since 1,253 babies are already sick, and at least 10,000 infants have been exposed. (In 2004, 13 babies died from "drinking fake milk powder.")

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Beware of Democrats bearing drilling bills

Energy, Legislation, Truth, United States

Remember the story about the Trojan Horse? The Greeks gave a huge horse statue to Troy. The unsuspecting Trojans brought the gift into their city. During the night, the Greek warriors inside the horse came out and took the city. Hence the saying, Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. The gift ended up being the undoing of the citizens of Troy.

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Tough week for Americans with disabilities

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Truth

You probably heard by now how Joe Biden asked handicapped State Senator, Chuck Graham to stand up at a campaign stop. Trouble was, Chuck was in a wheelchair.  

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Another fairytale? Obama, there was no Selective Service registration requirement in 1979

Elections, Obama 2008, Truth

On Sunday, Sept. 7, Barack Obama told ABC news: (My emphasis throughout)

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Al Gore is no Ralph Nader

Energy, Environment, Ethics, Going Green, Truth

I don't agree with Ralph Nader on most things, but at least he practices what he preaches. Can't say the same for Al Gore.

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"Inconvenient Fact(s)" Re:100% zero-carbon electricity in 10 years

Bigger picture, Common sense, Energy, Environment, Ethanol, Going Green, Truth

Most of us heard about Al Gore's JFK-like 10 year challenge last week for "America to run 'on 100% zero-carbon electricity in 10 years." Bret Stephens wrote about it and Al Gore in his Wall Street Journal piece, Al Gore's Doomsday Clock. He wrote, "though that's just the first step on his road to 'ending our reliance on carbon-based fuels.'  Serious people understand this is absurd. Maybe other people will start drawing the same conclusion about the man proposing it."

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Happy Birthday America, May You Ever Be Great and Good

History, Holidays, Truth

Alexis de Tocqueville, a French nobleman and political scientist, came to America in 1831, seeking to find just what made America so great. This is what he said:

"I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution."

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"For Your Convenience" Packaging Shrinks, But Not Price

Just for fun!, Living well on less $, THE ECONOMY, Truth

Before we breezed out of town last weekend, I purchased some Edy's Slow Churned Ice Cream in what formerly was the half gallon size and tossed it in the basement freezer. (I know ice cream has not been 1/2 gallon for years. It is actually 7 cups.)

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McDonald's, I'm NOT lovin it! End Support of Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Culture, Family, Homosexual agenda, Truth

McDonald's has been showing it's true rainbow colors as of late, and I'm not lovin it. What next? Ronald McDonald coming out of the closet? (Ooh, not ready for that!)

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No Big Surprise, Senate Passes Budget, Assembly Votes Today

Legislation, TAXES, Truth, WISCONSIN

Is it any wonder we are in the financial mess we are in with the state budget? The Senate passed the budget fix yesterday, the Assembly may vote on it today. Contact your State Assembly Representative and let them know your opinion anyway. They could use your support. (Contacts are at end of post.)

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Let them eat (and drink) ethanol ala Marie Antoinette

Energy, Environment, Ethanol, Going Green, Legislation, Truth, Unintended consequences

Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" is quoted a lot these days in regard to ethanol and rising food prices. There are many interpretations as to what she meant by it--some debate whether she said it at all.

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Free pass to movie preview of "The Enemy God" Sat. 3PM

Religion, Truth

This Saturday, May 10th, the feature length film, The Enemy God will be shown at 3-5 PM, at Elmbrook Church.

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Expelled is excellent! A+++

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Education, Ethics, Truth

After weeks of anticipation, I went to see the movie Expelled today. It is a documentary by Ben Stein on how the scientific community routinely suppresses legitimate scientists and doctors from expressing any point of view other than that of evolution.

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Elmbrook parents, Fri., April 25 is East & Central's homosexual "Day of Silence"

Elmbrook, Ethics, Truth

If you are a parent of an Elmbrook High School student, are you going to be silent about East and Central High School's Day of Silence?

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A new high: $4.05 per gallon!

Ethanol, Going Green, Truth, Unintended consequences

Oh, did you think I was talking about gasoline?

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Fastest growing new religion gains one more convert

Ethanol, Going Green, Government / Bureaucracy, Truth, U.S. Sovereignty, Unintended consequences

You may have thought this post was going to be about the rapidly spreading religion of Islam, but it is not.

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Reflecting on the 60s and Martin Luther King Jr.

History, Truth

Today is one of those days that reminds me of how far we have come as a nation. April 4, 1968 of course was the day Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down. His I Have a Dream speech is still very powerful and reflects a very biblical view of what the brotherhood of mankind should be.

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Shame on you, Schellinger: illegally placed signs

City of Brookfield, Elections, Truth

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Correction: Athletic costs: $21, $18.2, $15.8, $15.2, $14 mil? Clear as mud

Elmbrook, Elmbrook 2008 Referendum, High Schools, Truth

Have you noticed how compared to last year's referendum, where we were inundated with details, facts, and figures, that this year's specifics are rather late in coming or hard to come by?

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Questioning "sadly mistaken" about converting gyms to arts at Central, pt 1

Elmbrook, Elmbrook 2008 Referendum, High Schools, Truth

We are now getting into some of the more interesting aspects of our $62.2 million dollar question in this 4th installment from my series on Questioning "sadly mistaken when it comes to the facts".

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Dr. King in town, look at candidate's content of character

Elections, Ethics, Obama 2008, Truth

I heard Dr. Alveda King speak yesterday on Vicki McKenna's radio program. Alveda is following in her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps in speaking out for civil rights for all. But the issue near and dear to her heart is one that her uncle could not even imagine--civil rights for the unborn.

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Ethanol bill: Just what would be a conflict of interest?

Ethanol, Ethics, Going Green, Legislation, Truth, WISCONSIN

First, let me share my response from our own Governor Jim Doyle to my plea to him to oppose the ethanol mandate. Notice how the highlighted statements match rather closely to an email (in bold) from ethanol producer Paul Olsen (Senator Luther Olsen's brother).

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What's happened to truth?

Truth

Telling the truth has taken a backseat to maintaining and attaining power. We are seeing this on all fronts.

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