Friday, May 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

"As the number of illegal aliens in North Carolina increased, I began to hear very troubling accounts from many constituents and law enforcement officials. Illegal aliens were committing crimes, often repeatedly, such as drunk driving and drug and gang related felonies that have harmed and even killed North Carolinians. I knew this was an aspect of the illegal immigration issue that needed to be tackled urgently."

Elizabeth Dole

U.S. Senator (R-NC)

The U.N. Helps Foster a Dream -- for a League of Our Own

A Human Rights violator country, Senegal, has sent a representative to the United States on behalf of the United Nations make the case to present their predetermined conclusion that America is a human rights violator too. The plan is to accuse America of the trumped up charge of being racist to Muslims, according to The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF).

CFIF predicts that this will result in the illustrious cadre of despots and tyrants running the U.N. demanding "that the United States relax its security measures -- based on false claims that our security measures are violations of the human rights of Muslims -- and leave this nation vulnerable to terrorist attacks and possibly even eventual defeat in the global war on terror.

Cartoon characters Pinky and the Brain couldn't have come up with a better scheme. After all, what is the U.N. good for these days except to promote world taxation for a world government, to unite the enemies of any form of freedom or self-government, and to promote anti-Americanism?

We could "hope" for a "change" in this corrupt behemoth or go somewhere else to meet our needs, instead of sitting in a church for 20 years listening to racist anti-American hate-speech... oh, but that's another organization. No, in this case, we could start a democracy club. You know, something that respects free countries - unlike the United Nations.

John McCain has endorsed the concept of a new global compact of more than 100 democratic countries to advance shared views and has discussed the idea with French and British leaders, according to an Associated Press article by Barry Schweid, posted at

Word is that Obama is ready to follow Senator McCain's lead on this idea, if the puppet masters at give their permission, that is.

Obama's Road Rage: Throwing Another Rev. Under the Bus

''She just always thought that, 'This is mine. I'm Bill's wife. I'm white.' ... And then, out of nowhere, came 'Hey, I'm Barack Obama.'' And she said, 'Oh damn, where did you come from? I'm white. I'm entitled. There's a black man stealing my show.' She wasn't the only one crying. There was a whole lot of white people crying.''

Rev. Michael Pfleger, long-time friend and associate of Senator Barack Hussein Obama

“As I have traveled this country, I've been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn't reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause."

Senator Barack Hussein Obama

That's a great start Senator Obama, but you might have added that this was a typical display of Democrat hate speech and racial hate-mongering. The only thing unusual being that, this time, it was directed at a fellow traveler.

Where in the World is Barack Hussein Obama?

Well, one things for sure, he may be dissin' our troops with appeasement entreaties to enemies of America and plans to surrender to the murderers of 9/11, but he hasn't been getting the firsthand knowledge that might be gained from actually meeting with General Petraeus. It only took 143 days in the Senate for Obama to decide to run for President but its been more than six times that long since he bothered to go see the country he plans to abandon to terrorists. Senator John McCain summed it up nicely in his email today:

"It has been 873 days since Senator Obama's one and only visit to Iraq. Yet, despite zero first hand knowledge of conditions on the ground since the change in strategy, Senator Obama advocates withdrawal of U.S. troops. While he is happy to hold unconditional presidential meetings with the world's worst dictators, he has yet to meet with General Petraeus about the improving conditions in Iraq.

Before Senator Obama decides to override the recommendations of our commanders in the field and surrender the flight, he should have the judgment to see for himself first-hand the conditions on the ground. Please click here to tell Senator Obama that he needs to see and learn about the facts in Iraq."

Let's see if Obama really means it when he occasionally wears that flag lapel pin. Does he care more about our troops, and what is actually happening in Iraq, or is it all about pleasing the leftist crowd with irresponsible rhetoric?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

"The Founders made it hard to amend the Constitution. It’s especially hard in a country that is as closely divided between Left and Right as we are today. What the Founders could not have anticipated, however, is that our courts would rewrite the Constitution every time they met, which is exactly what’s being done at the state and federal level. I hope, my friends, you understand why it is so important that our next president, who will make the next two or three Supreme Court appointments, shares our judicial philosophy and believes that judicial activism is wrong."

Gary Bauer

Campaign for Working Families

Queen Nancy - Running on Empty with More Broken Promises

Flashback to 2006 - Democrat demagogues promised Americans the moon in order to regain political power. They even swore to rein in rocketing gas prices. Well, how's that working for you, America? At least the National Republican Congressional Committee is providing an opportunity to send Queen Nancy and Dingy Harry a real plan that will actually reduce our energy dependence on foreign oil (see NRCC petition letter below). Lead, follow or get out of the way, Dems.

Gas Prices: When is enough, enough?

"The price of gas continues to climb each day. Folks like you in towns across America have experienced increases of as much as 11% in the last month alone. This comes after weProtest Graphic were promised by Nancy Pelosi two years ago that the Democrats had a "common sense" plan to bring down the gas prices.

It's been two years since the Democrats took control of Congress, and they've ignored practical solutions to reduce energy costs and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. Republicans are proposing 21st century solutions to our energy crisis but we need your help. We invite you to sign this petition and tell Congress just how much this energy crisis has hurt your wallet. No one can deny the increased strain put on the American middle class families.

Sign the petition today and tell Congress you want them to:

  • Suspend the Federal 18.4-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax for the high-demand summer months.
  • Suspend all earmarks for one year and use the money to fund highways, bridges and other important infrastructure around the country.
  • Increase American oil production, and cut our reliance on foreign imports from unstable nations.
  • Allow U.S. refineries to expand and create more energy.

It is critical that we tell Congress that America needs new, innovative solutions to confront this crisis.

Please sign this petition, it's the only way we can send our message to Congress that enough is enough!"

National Republican Congressional Committee

Obama Undermines Our National Security with Inaction and Poor Judgement

Not Ready for Prime Time - Barack Obama: novice politician, gaffe master, Marxist, anti-U.S. military, appeaser. Why would anyone want to trust this man with the safety and security of our nation? Senator John McCain hits the nail on the head with today's statement.

"I think you all know that this war has been long, hard and tough. And it has meant enormous sacrifice on the part of Americans in blood and treasure. But after four years of a badly mismanaged war, our new strategy is succeeding and we are now winning in Iraq thanks to the service and sacrifice of the brave Americans who are serving.

I have visited Iraq on many occasions because I think the most vital decision that any President of the United States can make has got to be about the security of this nation and the lives of the young Americans who are serving.

But I cannot say the same of one of my opponents, Senator Barack Obama. He has only been to Iraq once, on a trip two years ago. Senator Obama speaks openly about his willingness to sit down with our enemies and engage in open talks, but he hasn't gone to Iraq in over two years to meet with our leaders and see that progress is being made on the ground. Something is wrong with your judgment when you want to sit down unconditionally with Raul Castro and Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but you don't take the opportunity to sit down with General Petraeus and learn about the situation in Iraq firsthand. My friends, this is not the "change" we need in our next president.

Our next president cannot just talk about leadership; they must demonstrate it. Senator Obama is the chairman of an important subcommittee that has oversight of our efforts in Afghanistan. Yet he has not held one hearing on Afghanistan, a place where young Americans are in harm's way every day. When a chairman of a subcommittee can't lead, it's bad; when a president doesn't lead, it's unacceptable."

"Our national security is too important to hand over to someone who does not have the knowledge or experience to make judgment calls on Iraq."

John McCain

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Common sense and the Scriptures show that true giving and compassion require sacrifice by the giver. This is why Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell his possessions, not his neighbor's possessions. Spending other people's money is not compassionate."

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)

Obama's Criteria for Judges: Be an anti-Constitutionalist

Whoever puts his hand on the Bible and takes the oath of office to be the next president of the United States in January 2009 will immediately have the power to permanently change America’s culture and values. How? That president, either Barack Obama or John McCain, will very likely have the opportunity to fill two or more vacancies on the United States Supreme Court and hundreds of of other judicial slots on important federal courts around the county.

This is one reason why Senate Democrats are refusing to fill any more vacancies with nominees submitted by President Bush. Liberal Democrats are trying to run out the clock on the Bush Administration, waiting until next year when President Obama could put 40-year-old leftwingers on the bench and, thus, set social policy in this country for the next several generations.

I thought it might be useful to look at what both Senator McCain and Senator Obama promise to use as their criteria in selecting judicial nominees. At a speech at Wake Forest University this month, Senator McCain said:

I will look for accomplished men and women with a proven record of excellence in the law, and a proven commitment to judicial restraint. I will look for people in the cast of John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and my friend the late William Rehnquist – jurists of the highest caliber who know their own minds, and know the law, and know the difference. My nominees will understand that there are clear limits to the scope of judicial power, and clear limits to the scope of federal power.

Addressing the 2007 Planned Parenthood convention in Washington, Barack Obama wholly embraced judicial activism when he said this:

The Constitution can be interpreted in so many ways. And one way is a cramped and narrow way in which the Constitution and the courts essentially become the rubber stamps of the powerful in society. And then there’s another vision of the courts that says the courts are the refuge of the powerless. Because often times they may lose in the democratic back and forth. They may be locked out and prevented from fully participating in the democratic process. That’s one of the reasons that I opposed Alito, you know, as well as Justice Roberts.

…And we need somebody who’s got the heart …the empathy to recognize what it’s like to a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what’s it like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.

There you have it, my friends. Senator McCain has voted for every conservative judge nominated and is promising to appoint more. Senator Obama thinks the Constitution is beside the point and he wants judges who will order the imposition of the liberal agenda by judicial fiat.

Question of the Day

Senator Obama, you have expressed a burning desire to sit down and chat, unconditionally, with the anti-American leaders of despotic, communist, and terrorist regimes... so what will it take to get you to extend that courtesy to our own America hero, General Petraeus?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Quote of the Day

"As the good news mounts and the value of the Bush surge becomes more obvious, there is only one thing missing. Not one major leftwing leader, politician or media outlet has had the decency or character to utter the words, “I was wrong.” (Rep. Brian Baird of Washington state did go to Iraq last year and, to his credit, said after his return, “I think we’re making real progress.”) But Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, who are running the House and Senate, and the major newspapers, which have second-guessed every move by the president, have been unrelenting in their criticism. Even Barack Obama, who is telling us we need “change,” isn’t big enough to change his own mind and admit that George Bush was right about how to prevail in Iraq, and more fundamentally about the need to prevail in Iraq, while he and other Democrats were dramatically wrong to insist on our surrender.

So here’s my offer to the first leftwing member of Congress who is willing to change, “eat humble pie,” admit that we are winning in Iraq and that President Bush was right: I’ll treat you to dinner at the Washington restaurant of your choice! I eagerly await your change of heart, but I’m not holding my breath."

Gary Bauer

American Values

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Madison, VA - May 15, 2008

Gov. Kaine's Tax and Spend Mantra Meets Resistance even from Virginia Liberals

Democrats in Disarray Over Kaine Tax Hike Plan

RICHMOND, VAWhat do rural Virginians, Democrat candidates for Governor, and Republicans in the General Assembly have in common? They don’t support Governor Kaine’s tax plan.

Articles such as "Opposition mounts against Kaine's transportation fix" (Daily Press, 5/18/08), “Rural residents give cold shoulder to new road taxes” (The Virginian Pilot, 5/27/08) and “Virginia Democrats divided over transportation fixes” (Richmond Times Dispatch, 5/25/08) reflect the opposition to Kaine’s tax hike proposal. Other news reports have also shed light on the disarray and verbal sniping taking place among members of the governor’s own party.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), who has announced that he is seeking his party’s nomination for governor, pointed to a lack of support among Democrats for Kaine’s tax increases:

"Governor Kaine wanted the Democrats in the House and the Senate to get behind one set of proposals, and that is just not going to happen." (“Governor’s Road Proposals Have Virginia Democrats Feuding,” The Washington Post, 5/15/08)

Meanwhile, Democrat Brian Moran of Alexandria, who is a likely Deeds opponent for governor, has endorsed a tax increase, however his plan differs from Kaine’s tax increase. Moran supports a statewide 1-cent sales tax increase. He also rejects calls for a gas tax increase, calling such taxes “regressive.” (“Transportation Proposals to Get Virginia Moving,” The Virginian Pilot, 5/11/08)

Moran’s stance has pitted him against fellow Northern Virginia Democrat Sen. Richard Saslaw. Saslaw chided Moran and Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville) for answering to poll numbers and being unfair to Virginians:

"I don't run the state on polls, and if Brian and Ward want to run the state on the polls, that is their problem…to me, the out-of-state people ought to be paying this bill," Saslaw said. "Ward Armstrong and Brian Moran want to lay this entire thing on the people of Virginia." (“Governor’s Road Proposal Have Virginia Democrats Feuding,” The Washington Post, 5/15/08)

The divide among Democrats has caused some in the party to lash out against taxpayers themselves. Last week WHSV in Harrisonburg reported that Gov. Kaine told opponents of his tax hike to “stay off the roads” (click here for VIDEO). The same week, the leadership of Hampton Democrat Delegate Mamie Locke was on display as she demanded that opponents of the plan “shut up.” (“Lawmaker Stress Urgent Need for Progress,” Daily Press, 5/22/08)

“While the Democrats fight over which working Virginians and struggling industries to increases taxes on, Republicans are committed to fixing the problem Governor Kaine has created,” said RPV Director of Communications Josh Noland. “Republicans have responded to Kaine’s call for a tax increase by standing up for fiscal discipline, encouraging innovative solutions, and rejecting the old liberal stand-by of a statewide tax increase.

Republican Party of Virginia

Truth Challenged Mark Warner Owns Virginia's Historic Tax Increase

Former Governor Jim Gilmore (photo at left) responds to the truth-defying allegations being spread by Mark "I will not raise taxes" Warner, and widely reported as fact by his supporters in the Drive-by media, despite readily available evidence to the contrary.


Jim Gilmore Calls Mark Warner Out on Why He Really Raised Taxes on Virginians

Alexandria - Today, the Jim for Gilmore for Senate Campaign sent a letter to all Virginia newspaper editors responding to Mark Warner's false claim that he raised taxes $1.4 billion on working Virginians because he inherited a $6 billion budget deficit. The text of the letter follows:

Letter to the Editor
Responding to the myth Mark Warner created to increase taxes $1.4 billion

During his recent campaign kick-off former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner again claimed that upon being elected in 2001 his administration inherited a $6 billion budget deficit. This is a myth Mark Warner created to gain passage of the largest tax increase in Virginia history - and one he has been promulgating for over six years. It is time to set the record straight!

What Mark Warner really inherited from Gov. Jim Gilmore was a sound budget that was balanced every year, as required by Virginia law and a fully funded $1 billion Rainy Day Fund, the largest cash reserve in Virginia's history. Mark Warner knows that Virginia's Constitution prohibits budget deficits, yet he continues to say he inherited one when asked why he broke his word about raising taxes.

Virginians need to be reminded that every incoming governor has the option of making his own revenue projections, as did Mark Warner, once he took office. As audited financial statements make plain, the deficit he attributes to Gov. Gilmore is actually a product of Mark Warner's own faulty projections for the years 2001-2003, i.e. our state's biennial budget. What these projections really show is how much more Mark Warner wanted to spend compared with what we could afford. In fact, spending during his term increased a whopping $23.6 billion.

Additionally, audited financial statements also show Mark Warner underestimated revenues for the 2004-2006 bienniums by over $3 billion. This is of major significance because it further proves there was no deficit and that there was a huge surplus Mark Warner ignored as he worked to justify his whopping tax increase. Rather than returning the surplus to Virginia's hard working families and acknowledging his accounting mistakes, he went on a spending spree.

For anyone who is willing to take the time to examine the evidence available, it is clear Mark Warner's math myth does not add up. First, declare a $6 billion deficit that doesn't exist. Second, promote and pass a $1.4 billion record tax increase. Third, two months later disclose you've already collected over $320 million in excess taxes. Fourth, "discover" a $1.1 billion surplus. And lastly, spend the surplus, and raid the rainy day fund (twice).

The fact is tax collections were coming in well above forecasts during a period in which Mark Warner was declaring that the Commonwealth was facing a financial crisis. Virginia's audited financial statements demonstrate this. It is time Mark Warner be held accountable for his financial shenanigans designed to mislead the hard working taxpayers of Virginia. There was no deficit, unless one defines it as the difference between state revenues and what Mark Warner wanted to spend.

Resources for General Fund Forecasts:

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

" We are all living the American dream, but that dream has a price which these families are paying. Memorial Day is not just a long weekend for Gold Star families [a family who has lost a family member due to war], it is a time to reflect on their loved one and hope that the citizens of our great nation are appreciative of all they have lost."

Debbie Busch

Director and Founder of

Helping Unite Gold Star Survivors (HUGGS)

HUGSS' mission is to serve the needs of families who have lost loved ones during the War in Afghanistan & Iraq.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Quote of the Day

Dems appear to be going foaming-at-the-mouth bananas on the internet over this recent quote from basketball legend Charles Barkley. Those "tolerant" liberal long knives are out, slashing at diversity - of thought, that is.

On one internet comment section, lefties attacked Barkley's character saying that he is addicted to gambling (which he recently discussed on TV) and he lost 10 million dollars gambling; they argued that Dems haven't been in power for 50 years; and there was a lot of ranting with the usual tired old canards, about how caring and wonderful Dems supposedly are and, of course, demeaning Republicans in general - typical liberal tolerance with the usual dash of moral superiority.

And now the quote that set the lefties' heads spitting and spinning...

"Poor People have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years, ... and they are still poor."

Charles Barkley

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

"If Obama really understood that being Christian also means accepting the Gospel of Jesus, then he would be afraid to confess that he supports same-sex "marriage," and abortion-on-demand."

Rev. Lainie Dowell

Friday, May 23, 2008

Obama Hides from America's Military Leaders

Iraq war veteran Pete Hegseth,Vets for Freedom PAC, wonders when the "hope" filled B. Hussein Obama will "change" from wanting to have group hugs with tyrants, terrorists, communists and other America-haters (aside from those in his own party and Obama cult-members in the main-stream media), to engaging in meaningful sit-downs with America's military heroes:
"Senator Obama has never sat down, one-on-one, with General Petraeus. Even worse, he hasn't visited Iraq, and our brave troops on the ground, in over two years. And on April 8, when two-dozen Illinois veterans went to his office for a meeting, Senator Obama was unwilling to meet with them. He was in his office, just wouldn't come out.

Sergeant Anderson was one of the 12 veterans denied a meeting with Senator Obama. And like his fellow veterans, Sergeant Anderson would like to ask Senator Obama a few questions: Why hasn't he met with General Petraeus? And why won't he visit Iraq? And why would Senator Obama rather talk about meeting—unconditionally—with Iran, instead of meeting with veterans and commanders? America deserves to know."
Could it be that Mr. Obama, who seeks to run our military, instead prefers to run from it? If this is an attempt at the unity that the leftist Obama keeps airily promising to bring to the nation, it is certainly a mystifying approach.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

"You'd think the media would find it interesting that a presidential candidate had a band open for him that typically plays the Soviet national anthem, the song that celebrates communism in Russia. But the media has taken no interest in it.

The Obama campaign is secure in the knowledge that the mainstream media will not report any of this. Certainly they haven't so far. They know that the media will not do anything to embarrass liberal candidates. They cover for them all the time. So, that might make them a little complacent about checking out people that they are associated with."

Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Media Institute of the Media Research Center

Knight says the Obama campaign could have easily learned that their opening act routinely starts its shows with the Soviet anthem by checking either Google or Wikipedia, according to Jeff Johnson at OneNewsNow.

Stop the Sale of Pornography on Military Bases

The Military Honor and Decency Act - H.R. 5821

Virginia Representatives Randy Forbes, Virgil Goode, and Robert Wittman are co-sponsors of HR 5821 which seeks to close a loophole which has prevented the federal Military Honor and Decency Act - 10 U.S.C. § 2489, prohibiting the sale of sexually explicit publications in military exchanges, to be implemented.
According to Bill Johnson, American Decency Association, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has introduced a bill to address this concern [The Military Honor and Decency Act - H.R. 5821]

Broun’s legislation, the “Military Honor and Decency Act,” closes a loophole incurrent law that is allowing the sale of sexually explicit material on American military installations located both within the United States and around the world. Although the “National Defense Authorization Act of 1997” expressly prevents the

Secretary of Defense from permitting the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense (DoD), subsequent regulations adopted by the Department of Defense have continued to allow the sale of sexually explicit material to occur. Congressman Broun’s legislation closes these existing loopholes in DoD regulations to bring the Department into compliance with the intent of the 1997 law so that taxpayers will not be footing the costs of distributing pornography.

In an email today, Johnson quotes Congressman Paul Broun:

“As a Marine, I am deeply concerned for the welfare of our troops and their mission,” said Broun. “Allowing the sale of pornography on military bases has harmed military men and women by: escalating the number of violent, sexual crimes; feeding a base addiction; eroding the family as the primary building block of society; and denigrating the moral standing of our troops both here and abroad. Our troops should not see their honor sullied so that the moguls behind magazines like Playboy and Penthouse can profit. The ‘Military Honor and Decency Act’ will right a bureaucratic--and moral--wrong.”

Please contact Representative Eric Cantor and ask him to join Randy Forbes, Virgil Goode, and Robert Wittman in co-sponsoring H.R. 5821:

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Democrats: Ultimate Masters of Earmark Corruption

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) dishonors our troops with kickbacks to party patrons

With stunning "leadership" Democrats have again demonstrated that their favorite dish is pork, pork, and more pork.

Pro-aborts win big in this game as the Democrats pay off major donors with tax dollars in the war supplemental bill. In an unparalleled display of that good old "culture of corruption" that Dems promised to eliminate, they will instead eliminate future life via the "culture of death" with which their party is firmly entrenched.

Once more, Democrats prove that they could care less about our American military men and women who have put their life on the line to protect our country.

Source: Family Research Council

Quote of the Day

"Yesterday, a federal circuit court in Virginia struck down that state's ban on partial-birth abortion, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld the federal ban on this gruesome procedure. This is a troubling decision that speaks to America's ongoing problem with judicial arrogance. Virginia has been trying to ban partial-birth abortion for years. Its law was already struck down once, and yesterday the Fourth Circuit, by a 2 to 1 vote, said it was still unconstitutional, this time because it might be used against an abortionist who started a legal abortion and then accidentally performed a partial-birth abortion. Judge Niemeyer in dissent scoffed at such an implausible claim and pointed out that hypothetical challenges like this one are no longer acceptable according to the Supreme Court. Part of the strength of last year's Supreme Court ruling was its insistence that abortionists bring real cases with real facts when challenging an abortion law. But the Fourth Circuit ignored this admonition and overturned the will of Virginians on the basis of a hypothetical claim from the abortion industry. We urge the Commonwealth to seek review of this activist decision that thumbs its nose at both the people of Virginia and the U.S. Supreme Court."

Tony Perkins

Family Research Council

Partial Birth Infanticide: A Constitutional Right to Murder Children?

WARNING: The procedure described below (which two members of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Court yesterday ruled to protect) is a disturbingly, heinous act.

"Standard Dilation and Evacuation (D&E). According to testimony given the three judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court, a "Standard D&E" abortion:

"Is by far the most common method of previability second trimester abortion, used approximately ninety- five percent of the time. In this procedure the doctor dilates the woman's cervix and uses suction and forceps to remove the fetus. The doctor also uses instruments to hold the vagina open and to gain access to the cervix and uterus. As the doctor uses forceps to pull the fetus out of the cervix during a D&E, friction usually causes parts of the fetus to break off or disarticulate. As a result of disarticulation the fetus is removed in pieces. Throughout the process, the fetus may show signs of life, such as a heartbeat, although disarticulation ultimately causes fetal demise."

[In] the final days of pregnancy (right up until the day of birth) the "procedure" used would have been an "intact D&E":

"A doctor intending to perform an intact D&E uses certain methods, such as serially dilating the cervix or rotating the fetus as it is pulled out of the uterus, to increase the likelihood of intact delivery. In an intact D&E, as generally described, the fetal skull is typically too large to pass through the cervix, and the doctor compresses or collapses the skull to complete the abortion."

This is the procedure that just two judges yesterday decided is "Constitutional."

[This is] what is done to an unborn child in a second or third trimester abortion - many of which take place well after the moment of "viability" ..despite this graphic testimony, two judges still voted to allow the second procedure to go on!

It must be noted that the procedures being discussed, a "dilation and evacuation" (D&E) abortion and an "intact D&E" both require the dismemberment of an unborn child past the known date of viability."

For more details on this case regarding Virginia's Ban on Partial Birth Abortion, a law passed in 2003 and patroned by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13, Manassas), read the following news stories:

4th Circuit panel again strikes down Virginia's partia birth abortion ban - Richmond Times Dispatch

Va. Abortion Law Overturned Again - Washington Post

Court strikes down late-term abortion ban - CNN/Associated Press

Victoria Cobb, President

The Family Foundation of Virginia


MCRW Takes the Gold

Members of the Madison County Republican Women (MCRW) attended the Annual State Convention of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) April 17 - 19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in Newport News.

Delegates attending the Convention included MCRW President Sue Riley, 1st Vice President Anne Farmer, and Corresponding Secretary Erline Arthur.

MCRW received the 2007 President’s Guidelines Gold Achievement Award with a Blue Ribbon. The award was given to the club by VFRW President Paula Willoughby and VFRW Guidelines Chairman Martha Hendley in recognition of the member's outstanding performance in meeting state guidelines in 2007. This is the second year MCRW has received the Gold Award.

Clubs have a 20-item list that they must comply with in order to be considered for recognition. Club officers must attend district and state meetings; members must provide campaign support for local and state Republican nominees; and participate in or donate to a Community Service Project and the Mamie Eisenhower Library Program, to name just a few items.

The VFRW is a state chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) that shares the responsibility of electing Republicans in the State of Virginia and strives to improve the daily lives of Virginians.

The NFRW, a volunteer grassroots organization with 100,000 members and 1,825 local clubs nationwide, strengthens the Republican Party by recruiting, training and electing candidates; advocating the Party's philosophy and initiatives; and, empowering women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds in the political process.

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Madison Taxpayers Revolt

Petition to the Madison County Board of Supervisors

Madison, Virginia

“We the citizens of the County of Madison do object to the proposed real estate tax rate for years 2008-2009 being set at 48 cents per $100.00 of assessed value. This proposed rate would be an increase from the equalized rate of 40 cents per $100.00 of assessed value which was set following the county’s most recent assessment.”

Send your own letter to the BOS or, to help with this petition drive, call Bill Campbell at (540) 948-6370.

A Prayer of Thankfulness

Our Heavenly Father, Architect of the Universe,

We are thankful to be citizens of this nation.

We are thankful for the wisdom of the Founding Fathers.

We pray for the safety of all our men and women who serve in the defense of this great land of ours.

We pray for all the people who have been left homeless through natural disaster.

We pray for our President and all who serve under his leadership.

In the name of Christ we pray,


John Underwood

MCRW Chaplain

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

"As conservatives, we like to think that we are not fooled by the liberal media. But I have to wonder at times. Their monopoly on the news is weakening, but their influence cannot be overstated. I received many messages from good folks who were frustrated and discouraged about the war. They were ready to give up and just wanted to “bring the boys home.” When Harry Reid declared the war lost, when Nancy Pelosi started demanding timetables for surrender, when John Murtha called our Marines “cold blooded killers,” they sowed seeds of doubt here at home, and our enemies were encouraged. We know from a recent Harvard study that attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq spiked following periods of negative news stories critical of our war effort.

Fortunately, patriots like John McCain and Joe Lieberman resisted the defeatists in Congress, on the political Left and in the media. They argued instead for courage and for victory, and they stood with President Bush when he made the difficult decision to send reinforcements to Iraq. They very likely saved us from the humiliation of seeing images of American helicopters taking off from the rooftop of the American Embassy in Baghdad under gunfire.

Had America cut and run from Iraq under fire and surrendered the country to the Islamofascist thugs who behead their captives and turn disabled women into bombs, our future would be dire indeed. Radical Islamists all over the world would have seen an America in decline, running from a fight, crawling away to the corner to lick its wounds and die. That’s exactly what they want, but we will only remain the land of the free as long as we are the home of the brave."

Gary Bauer

Campaign for Working Families

Thursday We Honor Virginia's Heroes

5/20/2008 12:53:00 PM (email)

Dear Friend,

This Thursday at 3p.m. in Richmond we will be holding a very special Memorial Day weekend event in honor of the brave Virginians lost in the Global War on Terrorism. I hope you will be able to join us.Last year we unveiled the Virginia Wall of Honor, a permanent memorial to Virginians lost while serving our nation in the Global War on Terrorism, from the bombing of the USS Cole to the present day. 141 names and pictures were placed on the Wall, which is located in the Main Street lobby of the Office of the Attorney General. Now, one year later, we are sadly adding 29 more names and pictures. The service and ultimate sacrifice of these brave Virginians reminds us daily that we live free because they stood strong.

On Thursday we will gather at the South Portico of the State Capitol in Richmond for an hour long tribute to our Virginia heroes. The speakers at this year's event will include Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, Adjutant General of Virginia Major General Robert Newman, Jr., a family member of one of the Virginia Heroes, and several others. There will also be an F-18 Jet Flyover, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter flyover, a 21-gun salute, and music by the Fort Lee Army Band.

I hope you will be able to make it out this Thursday afternoon, as we begin Memorial Day Weekend by remembering those who make our freedoms possible. Many of you have served. Everybody knows somebody who has worn the uniform. On Thursday let's show the families of the fallen, the soldiers currently serving in the field and the entire world that Virginia will never forget the brave men and women who have given their all in defense of freedom, liberty, and the United States of America.

Bob McDonnell

For more information about the Virginia Wall of Honor please visit:

Event Details

What: 2008 Virginia Wall of Honor Ceremony

When: 3:00p.m., Thursday, May 22nd

Where: South Portico, Virginia State Capitol, Richmond

Monday, May 19, 2008

Quote of the Day

"The porn industry and their friends at the ACLU seek an America where there are no legal limits on pornography--no limit to how graphic it may be, no limit to the people it can exploit for profit, including children. And they're winning. Not because what they're doing is legal, but because they're getting away with it... [U]ltimately it's up to the American people to decide what's illegal... but the people become disenfranchised when obscenity laws are not vigorously enforced. Without obscenity prosecutions there are no juries. No juries mean no verdicts. And no verdicts mean the people have no voice. That leaves the porn industry to set the standards for the culture. We call on the Bush administration... to give us back our voice and vigorously enforce [our] obscenity laws."

Cathy Ruse

Family Research Council

Five Steps in the Right Direction for America's Energy Policy

"There are five clear examples of how the federal government has exacerbated this problem and how Congress could alleviate the mess it helped create:

One: Drill for oil - As demand outpaces supply, energy prices continue to soar. Congress is wasting its time asking Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Iran and others to boost their energy supplies for our consumption. Members of Congress should instead be pursuing initiatives that would boost supply here at home. For example, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported that more than 10.4 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Technological advancements, such as directional drilling, would allow for responsible exploration and leave a minimal environmental footprint, affecting only 2,000 acres (out of ANWR's nearly 20 million acres). Full use of this field alone would boost our domestic production by an estimated 20%. Congress also should pass legislation that would allow efforts to explore oil and natural gas resources in the outer continental shelf. In the last session of Congress, the House passed legislation that would have allowed this, but these efforts died in the Senate by a filibuster. Unfortunately, the new leadership in Congress refuses to even allow these measures to be considered.

Two: Build more refineries - Congress can take additional steps to put downward pressure on prices by streamlining the process for building new refineries. In the past three decades, there has not been a single refinery built in the United States. As a result, we have relied on an increasingly larger share of imported refined product. Rather than making use of refineries here at home, we have dramatically increased our reliance on refined product from abroad. The Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act of 2006 would have cut down the bureaucratic red tape that stood in the way of building new refineries, and allows for building refineries on abandoned military installations. After passage in the House with my support, this legislation languished in the Senate and the new leadership has not allowed this to be taken up in this session of Congress as well. Congress' failure to clear a path for new refineries has made us increasingly dependent on foreign sources of refined petroleum, directly resulting in higher gas prices.

Three: Streamline fuel blends - Congress should end its mandates for specialized "boutique" fuels for different regions of the country and different seasons of the year. I have been active on advancing legislation that would cap the required number of reformulated gasoline blends throughout the nation and allow for fuel waivers in the case of supply emergencies. Unfortunately, strong opposition has come from the oil industry, which has helped kill a number of our efforts to remove these distortions and reform our fuel distribution system. This provides a straightforward opportunity for Congress to take action and end the fragmentation of our gasoline supply.

Four: Don't rely on food for fuel - This Congress has passed an energy bill. It quintupled the ethanol mandate. In a classic case of unintended consequences, this overreaching ethanol mandate has led to serious problems for families in Wisconsin and around the world. By converting food to fuel, prices for both have risen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently reported that the monthly grocery bill for the average American family is $70 higher today than it was just a year ago. The ethanol industry was not ready to take this kind of supply shock, and federal efforts to pick the winners and losers in the marketplace have had devastating consequences in food market. Worse yet, this situation is igniting a counterproductive backlash against agriculture. Congress can promote a more reasonable path to alternative energy by investing in the basic research to develop the ideas of tomorrow, such as using corn stalks and switch grass, rather than food, for energy.

Five: Stop stoking inflation - Additional responsibility for our current state of affairs rests with the Federal Reserve, whose dramatic interest rate cuts since last fall have pushed crude oil prices to new heights and stoked inflation. Inflation erodes the value of American's paychecks and savings, and adds to the burdens of a rising cost of living. Congress is in a position to put our monetary policy on solid economic footing by reviewing the dual - and often contradictory - mandate, which directs to the Fed to focus on both long-term price stability and short-term economic growth. This past week, I have proposed the Price Stability Act of 2008, which will make the Fed's overriding policy goal to control inflation. For a real economic stimulus package, Congress should commit to sound money policies.

The flaws and failures of Congress have done much to contribute to our current energy crisis. There are concrete steps that Congress can take that will move us toward a coherent approach to a sustainable energy policy and put immediate downward pressure on energy prices. The American people have rejected gas price pandering and finger-pointing; you deserve responsible leadership and must demand it."

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

"The Democrats are salivating at the prospect of increasing the number of voters beholden to them -- regardless of what it does to the country.

We do need comprehensive immigration reform, but it needs to be "common sense" comprehensive reform that assures border security first and does not reward illegal activity. McCain understands this now. We should all pray that he is elected President for this and a thousand other reasons. Supreme Court appointments, national security, fiscal responsibility and free enterprize come to mind."

Demaris Miller

Quote of the Day

"I have some news for Senator Obama: talking, not even with soaring rhetoric, (unconditional)... in unconditional meetings with a man who calls Israel a “stinking corpse,” and arms terrorists who kill Americans, will not convince Iran to give up its nuclear programs.

It is reckless, it is reckless to suggest that unconditional meetings will advance our interests.

You know, it would be a wonderful thing if we lived in a world where we don’t have enemies. But that’s not the world we live in. And until Senator Obama understands that reality, the American people have every reason to doubt whether he has the strength, judgment, and determination to keep us safe."

Senator John McCain

The Official Language of Virginia

House Bill 55, introduced by Delegate Lingamfelter, would designate English as the official language of Virginia. This bill adds additional stipulations to what is currently in the Virginia Code.

2008 General Provisions of Virginia Code

  • C HB55: English as the official language of the Commonwealth. States that, except as provided by federal law, English is the official language of the Commonwealth, and no state agency or local government shall provide or otherwise assist in providing any documents, information, literature, or other written materials in any language other than English. The bill provides exceptions to this general rule for any documents, information, literature, or other written materials in a language other than English used in connection with foreign language instruction, administration of justice in the courts of the Commonwealth, law-enforcement purposes, or the provision of health care services.

It was continued to the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

This bill was patroned by Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter, (R - 31st District), Delegate Lingamfelter represents Prince William and Fauquier Counties, and has served four terms in the Virginia General Assembly. A retired Army colonel, he is a member of the House Finance Committee.

Virginia’s original English Language statute was adopted in 1981 and reads:

Code of Virginia, 1950 through 1994 Supplement
Section 22.1-212.1 – English as Official Language (1981)

  • English shall be designated as the Official Language of the Commonwealth of Virginia. School boards shall have no obligation to teach the standard curriculum, except courses in foreign languages, in a language other than English. School boards shall endeavor to provide instruction in the English language which shall be designed to promote the education of students for whom English is a second language.

This code was updated in 1996 with these changes:

Code of Virginia, Chapter 829 (1996)
Chapter 7. Official Language of the Commonwealth
§7.1-42. English designated the official language of the Commonwealth.

  • English shall be designated as the official language of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Except as provided by law, no state agency or local government shall be required to provide and no state agency or local government shall be prohibited from providing any documents, information, literature or other written materials in any language other than English.

§22.1-212.1. Obligations of school boards.

  • Pursuant to §7.1-42, school boards shall have no obligation to teach the standard curriculum, except courses in foreign languages, in a language other than English. School boards shall endeavor to provide instruction in the English language which shall be designed to promote the education of students for whom English is a second language.

Unfortunately, a 2008 Constitutional Amendment (C HJ124) to make English the state’s official language failed.

The amendment was patroned by Delegate Johnny S. Joannou, (D - 79th District) a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1998. Joannou represents the Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part).

C HJ124: Constitutional amendment (1st resolution); English as the official language of the Commonwealth. Provides that English is the official language of Virginia, that the provision is self-executing, and that the General Assembly may pass laws to implement the provision.

C HJ124 Legislation History

  • 01/08/08 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087627572
  • 01/08/08 House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/18/08 House: Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote

Please contact Delegate Ed Scott and ask him to co-patron HB 55 and C HJ124.

Delegate Ed Scott
206 S. Main Street, Suite 203
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 825-6400
540-825-6649 fax
Let Senator Edd Houck (D-17th District) know that these bills are important and ask him to sponsor or co-sponsor matching legislation in the Senate. Contact Senator Houck at (540) 786-2782, via email at, or via fax at (540) 891-8805.

Seven Questions for Baba WaWa

You kept having affairs with married men. Why did you? Why do you?

You had to take whatever you could get?

Did you ever meet [the wives]?

Did you feel that you were in competition with [the wives]?

When you saw [the wives] sometimes they were with the [your lovers]. Did the men then acknowledge you in anyway?

So he would be with her but you would still know that he was looking at you and thinking of you?

Did you ever think about what [the wives] might be feeling or would feel if they knew? Did you ever think about [the wives]?

These were the questions Barbara Walters asked Monica Lewinsky in 1999. Now, in her new book, she admits to having been been a serial adulteress long before Monica met Bill.

"It might have helped viewers process that interview with some on-screen graphics that said 'Barbara Walters has been a mistress just like her interviewee,'" said Tim Graham, MRC Director of Media Analysis in a recent email.

News by the Numbers: 05/08

  • 0 - the number of quarters of negative economic growth, let alone consecutive ones, we have had since the recovery began in President Bush's first year in office. In April, the unemployment rate fell from 5.1% to 5.0 %.
  • 0 Fahrenheit - the Earth's average temperature without the greenhouse effect
  • $.45 - price per gallon for gas in Saudi Arabia. Gas is 35 cents in Iran, and less than a quarter in Venezuela because Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela harvest enough oil to take care of their people.. America doesn’t.
  • 70 - countries, including virtually all of Europe, are now below replacement birth-rate levels, according to the documentary, Demographic Winter
  • 95% - of the greenhouse effect is the result of water vapor in Earth's atmosphere
  • 143 days - Barack Obama’s actual work experience in the Senate before he believed he was ready to be President of the United States of America. John McCain has 26 years in Congress, and 22 years of military service including 1,966 days as a POW in Hanoi.
  • 483 - trees must be planted and grown for 10 years to offset the carbon footprint of two people
  • $1.5 million - overdue taxes and associated penalties owed by Al Sharpton and his business entities, according to government records
  • $250 million - the amount netted by an illegal kickback scheme involving clients, masterminded by officials in the law firm formerly known as Milberg Weiss. Weiss officials lied in court about their actions, then claimed their illegal activity was an “industry practice,” according to John Boehner, Republican Minority Leader for the House of Representatives. Even more outrageous, Democrats running Congress refuse to hold hearings because trial lawyers are a major source of revenue for their party. Can you say ‘culture of corruption?’
  • 10.4-27 billion - barrels of new oil could be produced in ANWR, according to estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey. That’s enough oil to replace 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia and 58 years of Iraqi oil. Greenies and liberals prevent America from energy independence, assuring ever higher gas prices at the pump.
  • $1.16 billion annually - has been donated to the World Food Program by U.S. since 2001. That’s five times more than the next largest donor, the European Commission. Saudi Arabia, with oil revenues last year of $164 billion, does not even appear on the WFP website donor list for 2008. The most likely reason for this is that zakat, the almsgiving that is obligatory for all Muslims, is generally not to be given to kafirs (infidels or non-Muslims). Since there is nothing preventing this aid from being given to non-Muslims, they don't give it, according to Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.
  • $346 billion - the cost to the federal government for 37 million immigrants in the United States, both legal and illegal. That’s twice as much as the nation's fiscal deficit, according to ESR Research
  • 600 billion - gallons of water and 73 billion kilowatts of electricity were used in 2005 in the U.S.A. because of divorce and the rise in single-person households, according to Robert Knight, Culture & Media Institute

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Prayer for Freedom

Please pray for the release, pardon and exoneration of former Border Patrol agents Nacho Ramos and Jose Compean who have been imprisoned now for over a year. Pray that they are freed and reunited with their loved ones.

Pray for victory and success for our troops.

Thank God for our system of government, which ensures the orderly transfer of power. Praise Him for the many opportunities we have to choose our leaders at the federal, state and local levels. Ask God to prompt each of us to examine the candidates and vote for those who most closely share our values.

Finally, thank our Heavenly Father for the freedom to practice our faith and pray. This foundational right of U.S. citizens has continued through well over 200 years of wars, Depression and attacks on the homeland. Pray that we will never let these freedoms be taken for granted, and we will instill an appreciation for them in our children and grandchildren.

May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways that you have never experienced.

Sources: Carol Bauer, Presidential Prayer Team, Anonymous

Delegate Ed Scott’s Virginia General Assembly Report

Delegate Ed Scott gave MCRW members and guests an overview of the recent Virginia General Assembly. The 2008 session presented a special challenge since the Republican House of Delegates and the Democrat-controlled Senate were split.

“It had some implications for some of the budget and legislative initiatives,” said Delegate Scott.

Both parties came together going into the session on the issue of “what state government can and should do in light of the tragedy at Virginia Tech,” Scott said.

“This was a bi-partisan effort. We’ve made some significant changes in the area of mental health. We passed legislation that followed on the governor’s executive order. People like Cho can’t get guns.”

“We still continue to be a state that respects the heritage of sportsmen and gun ownership,” said Delegate Scott who has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his efforts to preserve our Second Amendment rights, and is a member of the General Assembly’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.

“The budget that we passed, for the first time in recent history, grows at a growth lower than the rate of inflation. We tried to fund the core programs,” said Delegate Scott. “Part of the challenge that we had was created by the governor’s rosy budget revenue projections,” he added.

Legislators “found $1.4 billion in savings,” Delegate Scott said.

“Are there some things we would have liked to have done? Sure, but this simply was not the year. We also saw some bad bills to expand government and reached into portions of people’s lives… bad for business.” he explained.

“I don’t think the Governor has offered a viable solution to the transportation problem,” Delegate Scott said. He compared the contrasting approaches from the two parties: the Republican solution is John McCain’s gas tax holiday, while the Democrat solution reflects Governor Tim Kaine’s desire to raise the gas tax.

“Our gas tax revenues are actually decreasing right now,” said Delegate Scott. He attributed the decrease to changes in the way people drive, by making fewer trips, in order to conserve fuel.

“I personally feel that we have not made transportation a committed core function,” Delegate Scott said.

Demaris Miller commended Delegate Scott for his efforts to hold down spending, noting that the state’s 2-year budget has grown from $48 billion 5 years ago to $77 billion this year.

“Has your income gone up that much in 5 years? You‘re very much aware of that fact. The Democrats just don‘t get it,” said Miller.

“Democrats look to government to solve their problems and meet their needs. Republicans want government to get out of the way,” added Miller.