Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Enlightened post-modern Westerners don't have enemies, no matter how determined their actual enemies are to destroy them."

Robert Spencer

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

"The State of the Union is not good, Mr. President, but the state of our nation’s leadership is worse. Hard-working Americans are not fooled by name-calling and shifting the blame. President Obama and the liberals in Congress have spent the first year trying to pass a socialist health care program which few citizens support. Call us names, ignore us for as long as you can, but voters will have the last word."

Andrea Lafferty
Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Obama Dream for Americans is a Nightmare

Statement from former Governor George Allen

Allen: “Americans want job opportunity and debt reduction ideas emitted from government.”

Mt. Vernon, Va. – Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen issued the following statement today in reaction to President Obama’s new rules that the federal government reduce its emissions by 28% over the next decade:

“President Obama’s call for a 28% reduction in the federal government’s emissions is a worthy goal if it reduces taxpayers’ costs by 28%. Government must operate more efficiently by adopting the most innovative technologies, systems and equipment for heating, cooling, and illuminating government buildings, and reducing transportation and operational costs.

“Virginians and Americans wish to be served by an Administration looking to cut government spending as well as government emissions. Washington is creating a nightmare scenario with unprecedented deficits, steep inflation and potential sharp tax increases to pay for burgeoning debt. Americans are concerned that this unprecedented, dangerous debt will mean our children will not enjoy the same levels of opportunity that past American generations have enjoyed to achieve the American Dream.

“The Administration’s “spending freeze”, which amounts to a less than 1% reduction in spending sometime after elections this November, does not go far enough. Additionally, although the White House anticipates $15 billion in savings with this “freeze”, it has already spent almost $900 billion on a failed stimulus that has created no jobs, and is proposing upwards of $100 billion more in “stimulus”. We the people call on the President and Congress to set spending reduction goals closer to 28% than 1%.”

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quotes of the Day

"After a year of exploding deficits, proposals to raise taxes, and more than 10% unemployment, 70 minutes of false promises can't fix our economy."
Senator John Cornyn
NRSC Chairman

"Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's brief but eloquent response effectively answered the President's rambling and condescending speech with a single sentence: "Today, the federal government is simply trying to do too much.""
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

Democratic Representatives have seen that Barack Obama could not save Martha Coakley from angry voters. They know that, in November, they will be answering not to President Obama but to the people of the United States. As each week passes, the influence that the President wields with Congress will wane while our power grows. That is why your continued messages to Congress are so important.
Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

"Not only was Obama as narcissistic as ever, the speech was nothing like some pundits were predicting. Having faced stunning gubernatorial losses in Virginia and New Jersey and then the historical Scott Brown Senate victory in Massachusetts, those "in the know" speculated that Obama would move toward the middle. Wrong! The speech was the same old socialist rhetoric topped with a direct confrontation with members of the Supreme Court. There was no class at all... but should I have expected anything else?

Bobby Eberle ++ Read More

"After reflection on Barack Obama's State of the Union address, I am left with one overarching conclusion: while boring, preachy, dull, overly serious, then flipping to overly jocular tones while trying to balance pandering to the middle class with holding his base - Barack Obama's State of the Union address was a declaration of war on the free market."

Please click here for the rest of the post.

Erick Erickson

"Overall the speech was full of statements meant to inspire yet they were flat, he was lecturing, talking down to the republicans, all the while acting out the part of the candidate Obama on the campaign trail who deeply cares about the American people and the Constitution. He seemed sarcastic and unprofessional in his rhetoric. Certainly not the type of address we have come to expect form a President of the United States."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Win for Women!

Victoria Cobb, President of the Family Foundation of Virginia has some great news to report.

Victory Alert! Bill To Regulate Unregulated Abortion Centers Passes House!

Yesterday, the House of Delegates passed by a vote of 72-25 HB 393, patroned by Delegate Matt Lohr (R-26, Harrisonburg), a bill that would put unregulated abortion centers under three simple regulations: licensure, an annual inspection and to have life saving equipment on premises, such as defibrillators.

In the floor debate on the bill’s second read yesterday, when bills in the House are debated, opposition came from one of the General Assembly’s biggest pro-abortion advocates, Delegate David Englin (D-45, Alexandria). He tried to make the case that unregulated abortion centers are regulated. But Delegate Lohr correctly replied that, if so, then the simple requirements in the bill would not be cause for concern to the abortion centers. Delegate Englin then tried to paint a picture of hypocrisy by stating that doctors’ offices of various specialties are not regulated by the state. However, as Delegate Lohr responded, specific boards govern each medical specialty. But there are no recognized boards that institute standards for abortionists.

As I told the media yesterday, the General Assembly Building where members of the General Assembly work currently has external defibrillators available for emergencies. Virginia’s unregulated abortion centers do not. To ask a medical facility that performs invasive surgical procedures that include the use of anesthesia to simply have what the General Assembly building has seems reasonable to most Virginians. But the lucrative, billion dollar abortion industry rejects even this most simple safety measure.

At the same time the abortion industry is attempting to regulate pregnancy resource centers – facilities that do not do invasive medical procedures – they are fighting against even the most basic standards for themselves. The hypocrisy is obvious to anyone willing to look.

The bipartisan vote yesterday was one of the largest margins in recent history. The bill now goes to the Senate where it most likely will be referred to the Education and Health Committee. Although pro-life bills typically meet a dismal fate there, we will continue to fight for – and ask your help in those battles – on just bills, such HB 393, and continue to spotlight the lawmakers who prove to be grossly out of step with mainstream Virginia.

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A Year Spent with a Narcissist in the White House

Black Conservatives Critique Obama Performance on Eve of
State of Union Address

Washington, DC: In anticipation of President Barack Obama's first State of the Union Address, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are offering their thoughts on his first year in office and the strength of the nation.

Bob Parks: "During the last few months, President Obama has arrogantly broken one campaign pledge after another. Even after the "Massachusetts Miracle," when his fellow liberals began to act as if they were moving to the center if only for purposes of political preservation, Obama continued his narcissistic approach to governing.

"When Representative Marion Berry (D-AR) was said to have warned Obama about the potential for a mid-term election drubbing like that experienced by Bill Clinton in 1994, Obama reportedly replied: 'Well, the big difference here and in '94 was you've got me.' Berry has since announced his retirement, but the rest of America is stuck working with Obama until at least 2013. That means more broken promises, more bogus job-creation numbers and more botching of the war on terror."

Kevin L. Martin: "President Obama will undoubtedly claim the state of our union is strong and insist that his big-spending policies brought us back from the abyss. He will sing the praises of the middle class and vow to ease their pain, yet it has been the middle class that has borne the brunt of the burden of his policies during his first year in office. After being saddled with generations of debt, whatever happened to all of those shovel-ready jobs? Why are people making under $250,000 encountering new taxes? Are we safer now than we were a year ago?

"The state of our union is not determined by the size and scope of the government but by the resilience of everyday Americans. We remain hopeful, but we grow weary of a government that fails to deliver and angry at a government that refuses to take our input on real relief and reform."

Project 21, established in 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (, a non-profit foundation established in 1982 and funded primarily from the gifts of over 100,000 recent individual donors.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1 PM Press Conference at the PRESS CLUB in DC

At 1 PM Wednesday January 27th, please attend the Press Conference to support legislation for protection of health care freedom. The location of the Press Club at 1 PM 529 14th St NW, 13th floor NW, Washington DC 20045 Tel # 202-662-7500.

Due to security for the State of the Union on Wednesday, we will not be allowed onto the Capitol for Cong. Michele Bachman's 2:30 PM Press Conference.

This legislation US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann contacted grassroots TEA Party Patriots, 912 organizations to hold a Press Conference in support of Cong. Bachmann, Cong. King & Cong. Gomert for the Declaration of Health Care Independence.

Directions follow. For those who wish to carpool please contact Rita Grace

By Metro

  • Take Metro to Metro Center.
  • Take the 13th Street Exit, take escalator to 13th Street; you should be at the corner of 13th and G Streets.
  • Walk one block south to F Street.
  • Turn right (West) and walk one block to 14th Street
  • Turn left and walk downhill to the National Press Building lobby.
  • Enter and take the elevators to the 13th Floor

From Montgomery County

  • Take River Road south to Goldsboro Road and turn Right.
  • Turn Left onto Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Follow Massachusetts Avenue to 14th Street NW and turn right.
  • From 14th Street turn left onto G Street - the PMI Garage is halfway down the block on the left at 1325 G Street
  • Walk out of the garage and turn right. At 14th Street turn left. Walk 1 1/2 blocks to the entrance to the National Press Building.
  • Enter and take the elevators to the 13th Floor

From Virginia

  • I-395 North
    • Follow signs to 14th Street Bridge; Exit to 14th St
    • Continue north on 14th St past Washington Monument past Freedom Plaza and Pennsylvania Ave
    • The National Press Building is in the next block, next door to the J.W. Marriott Hotel
  • Memorial Bridge
    • Cross Memorial Bridge to D.C.
    • Bear left at the Lincoln Memorial.
    • Right on Constitution Ave
    • Left on 15th St
    • Right on F St
    • The National Press Building is at the corner of 14th and F St next to the J.W. Marriott Hotel
  • I-66
    • Take I-66 east across the Roosevelt Bridge into D.C.
    • This becomes Constitution Ave.
    • Left on 15th St
    • Right on F
    • The National Press Building is at the corner of 14th and F St next to the J.W. Marriott Hotel

From Baltimore

  • Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south and exit at New York Ave (Route 50)
  • Follow New York Ave all the way to 14th St and turn left (south).
  • The National Press Building is at the corner of 14th and F St next to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.


  • The PMI garage is located on the north side of G St between 13th and 14th Streets.
  • Carr Park is located at the corner of 15th and F Streets.
Press Conference scheduled at 1 PM this Wednesday January 27th in Washington DC was announced at Freedom Works: Tea Party activists set stage for 2010 Stand with legislators who stand for us!

"Many American politicians have lost sight of this essential truth which is emphasized in the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution.

Tea Party activists communicated ... It is their great hope that their efforts will ultimately derail the socialist agenda of the left." Come with posters as US Senator Dr. Tom Coburn offers an amendment to stop the debt increase and immediately reduce federal spending. US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann presents a Declaration of Health Care Independence.

For all interested in attending this historical moment for Americans who love life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness please contact Rita Grace to meet up and make history: email Stop Congress & the Senate from pushing through secret "side car" legislation to slip in obamacare in pieces!

Doctors say: the AMA and AARP made a deal with the devil in the dark! It is time for We the People to STAND UP and turn liberal legislators' "side car" upside down to derail them!

Quote of the Day

"In an ABC interview last night, President Obama said something publicly that he has been saying behind the scenes in Washington for some time, and it explains a lot. Obama told Diane Sawyer, “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” It’s an odd statement when you think about it. If you are a “really good” president, then you’re guaranteed to get a second term. Let me translate Obama’s statement for you.

The only way a president gets defeated is if he does a lot of things that the American people really don’t like. Things like wildly out-of-control spending, promoting abortion-on-demand, massive cap and trade energy taxes, granting foreign terrorists constitutional rights, socialized medicine, redefining marriage, and takeovers of major industries such as Government Motors.

In Obama’s mind, these are all really good things, and we’re just too stupid to know what’s good for us. So, Obama is going to ram it all through while he can. It’s this elitist liberal mentality that explains why Obama continues pushing for his socialized medicine scheme even after his party’s rebuke in Massachusetts last week. The hubris is stunning."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Obama's Lies: They are Legion

Tony Perkins, Family Research Council, reminds us of another big Obama lie.

Curbing Deficit Pretending

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits, either now or in the future...period." Believe it or not, that was what President Barack Obama promised the last time he addressed a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009 . To this day, he and other Democratic leaders insist that the House and Senate versions of health care reform would reduce the deficit. Of course, their claim was refuted by the Congressional Budget Office when it released a report that the Democrats were exaggerating (and in most cases double counting) the revenue streams that would be created to offset the costs of the bill. As the Examiner first reported, the Senate-approved plan would create a $170 billion budget deficit. The President's right. He wouldn't be adding one dime to the deficit--he'd be adding 1,700,000,000,000!

Mark Your Calendars: State of the Union

President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address Wednesday, January 27 (TOMORROW!).

Governor Bob McDonnell, Republican Governor of Virginia, will be delivering the Republican Address to the Nation immediately following President Obama's speech.

Make sure to tune into hear Governor McDonnell's speech!

NFRW Aplaudes Sen. Scott Brown


On behalf of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), NFRW President Sue Lynch congratulated Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, who won a historic special election to the U.S. Senate last Tuesday.

"Scott, I can't tell you how proud we at the national office are with your victory last evening in Massachusetts," Lynch said.

"We know you will go to Washington and represent us well and stand true to your Republican principles. The NFRW looks forward to working with you over the next several years."

Congratulations to Celeste Wilson, President of the MA Federation, members of the MA Federation, and NFRW Federation members from all over the United States who worked hard to help elect Scott Brown to the Senate!

Check out the YouTube video of Sue Lynch, NFRW President, on Scott Brown's election.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Quote of the Day

"In the House today, HB 1042, patroned by Delegate Kathy Byron (R-22, Lynchburg), which would require a woman seeking an abortion to be offered an opportunity to see an ultrasound of her baby, was reported from the House Courts of Justice Civil Sub-committee to the full committee with only a few predictably liberal dissenting votes. Delegate Byron calmly refuted claims by Planned Parenthood and NARAL and Delegate Jennifer McClellan (D-71, Richmond). Interestingly, Planned Parenthood and NARAL claimed ultrasounds would cost several hundred dollars, much more than the $400 they claimed abortions cost. In fact, ultrasounds can cost as little as $30 and are free at many pregnancy resource centers."

Victoria Cobb

The Family Foundation of Virginia

Bogus Science Producers Must Embrace Change!

Statement of National Center for Public Policy Research President Amy Ridenour on What the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Must Do in the Wake of Unfolding Scandals

Washington, D.C.: Statement of National Center for Public Policy Research president Amy Ridenour on what the IPCC must do in wake of unfolding scandals:
In the wake of admissions the IPCC knew all along it was putting bogus science in its 2007 Assessment Report, that the false prediction was included specifically for its "impact on policymakers and politicians," and that this allegedly was covered up as long as it was because the IPCC chairman was raising money for his personal pursuits based on the prediction, the IPCC must immediately take three steps to restore its credibility. If it does not, the Obama Administration should use its influence to have it shut down.

To restore its credibility, the IPCC should:

1) Return its half of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and replace its current leadership;

2) Adopt and enforce a strict conflict-of-interest policy;

3) Adopt an uncompromising transparency policy, which includes the release of all data, all emails, all meeting minutes, all drafts and all other documentation related to the development of assessment reports and all other policy pronouncements, in the past and from this date forward.

Step one would signal to the world that the IPCC is serious about reform.

Step two would reduce, though not eliminate, the temptation faced by IPCC personnel to tailor conclusions to moneymaking, career or fundraising opportunities for themselves or affiliated businesses or institutions.

Step three would be a constant reminder to IPCC personnel that their work genuinely will be peer-reviewed, in a universal sense, which is as it should be given the gravity of the IPCC's work.

Politicians relying upon IPCC recommendations are considering policies that would limit the access of billions of people to low-cost energy in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This is a grave step that should be undertaken only if the alternative is worse. As many have considered the IPCC to be the institution that can answer that question, given the gravity of these circumstances, no level of transparency and ethics can be too high.

Global warming believers and "skeptics" do not often agree, but this is a subject upon which we should be able to reach a true consensus. No one benefits when the IPCC knowingly publishes bogus science.
The National Center for Public Policy Research ( is a non-partisan educational foundation based in Washington, DC. It receives the vast majority of its funding from hundreds of thousands of individual donors; and receives less than one percent of its funding from corporate sources.

1st Amendment for Me But Not for Thee

From the RenewAmerica newsletter...

WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — The U.S. Supreme Court struck a huge blow for freedom by effectively saying to the jack boots, "You will not shut-up those who dissent from your perceived wisdom"... (more)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Finally, I’d like to thank all the patriots at Trijicon for the amazing optics they have provided for hunters, law enforcers and our outstanding military men and women, as well as their commitment, as a company, to Jesus Christ.

I’ve got to confess, I have never owned a Trijicon scope and have been a Leupold fan for many years. However, in light of the hell the boys at Trijicon are going through because of their faith, my three new rifles that are currently scopeless will now all be topped with Trijicons. And I suggest, America, that you show them some love and do the same thing with all your rifles that need some glass."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Reality Check has a Winner

This year’s First Place Winner (by a landslide) of the “Oh, no, I was hoping…………..” Award.

A Prayer for the People of Haiti

Our Heavenly Father, we are grateful for the privilege to live in this country.

We pray for the people of Haiti and that their suffering will diminish over the coming days. We rejoice over the outpouring of assistance to these desperate people from all across our country.

We have so much to be thankful for. Our willingness to help others is a blessing.

We thank you Heavenly Father for the recent peaceful transition of power in our state government.

We commend into your hands our men and women of the Armed Forces who are in harm’s way.

This we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


John Underwood
MCRW Chaplain

Quote of the Day

"As a mother of five, I know the joys that can be brought by children, as well as the challenges that parenting brings. One of the early decisions that I made as a young woman was the decision to choose life for all of my children and not consider abortion as an option for our family. This decision has enabled me to watch as my children have grown and learned through each of life's stages and has given me a clear, vibrant perspective on the potential that each unborn life has.

My Christian faith affirms to me that life is not ours to decide. It is a right given only by our Creator, not a gift bestowed on us by our Government. It is my strong stand that life should be preserved, respected, and protected for all humans - from the point of conception to the eldest among us. Life is the foundational, fundamental right that we enjoy. It is upon life that all other liberties are built."

Feda Kidd Morton
Candidate for Congress - VA05

Friday, January 22, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Democrats insist that, like Ronald Reagan, who struggled in the polls during his first year in office, Obama can recover and be a successful and popular president. But to borrow from Lloyd Bentsen, I knew Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

Read Gary's Human Events column here. He examines how Obama has failed on family issues during his first year as president.

Dems Target Poorer Households for Energy Taxes

Congressional Black Caucus, EPA Start "Race Card Tour" to Promote Climate Regulation

Washington, DC: An "environmental justice" public relations tour of economically-disadvantaged communities being led by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and members of the Congressional Black Caucus is being criticized by Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli as a desperate attempt to play the "race card" to bolster the Obama Administration's "cap-and-trade" emissions proposal.

Borelli contends energy limits, such as those in the Waxman/Markey bill approved by the U.S. House last year, would devastate the communities the EPA-CBC tour is highlighting as in need of help.

The tour begins today in Greenville, Mississippi and will stop in Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia.

CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) played the race card in an EPA press release, saying: "The consequences of global climate change, disastrous trends of environmental degradation, and our nation's perilous dependence on fossil fuels are being felt in communities here in the United States and around the world, especially in communities of color."

Project 21's Borelli counters that there is little to back up Lee's claims, and that more regulation would actually exacerbate problems in communities said to need environmental justice.

"Having lost the climate change argument on popular, economic and scientific grounds, those who want to regulate fossil fuels have stooped to playing the race card," noted Borelli.

Borelli continued: "Environmental justice is supposed to be about jobs and a better quality of life for disadvantaged minority communities. If the Obama EPA had its way, 'cap-and-trade' policy related to energy and emissions would instead likely destroy jobs and lower the quality of life in the very communities they allegedly want to help. It is shocking that the Congressional Black Caucus would willingly promote something that would likely do more harm than good among their constituents."

Borelli continued, "A study of cap-and-trade for the National Black Chamber of Commerce suggests new emissions regulations would destroy 2.5 million American jobs a year and lower the wages of those still working by almost $400 annually. The Congressional Budget Office separately concluded 'most of the cost of meeting a cap on [carbon dioxide] emissions would be borne by consumers,... [and] poorer households would bear a larger burden relative to their income than wealthier households would.'"

Borelli added, "A recent survey of black Americans commissioned by the National Center for Public Policy Research found that 76 percent of blacks surveyed preferred Congress concentrate on economic recovery rather than climate regulation and that 38 percent thought such regulation would hurt black communities most. And 52 percent of those surveyed also did not want to have to pay anything more for electricity or gasoline in order to reduce alleged man-made greenhouse emissions.

"Finally, all of this man-made climate change speculation could be based on irresponsible science. Recently revealed e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit showed prominent climate scientists expressing uncertainty about their claims, questionable research practices and an unwillingness to consider alternative theories."

Borelli concluded, "For the Congressional Black Caucus to inject race as a means of promoting new emissions regulation is simply wrong. Environmental justice can best be served by looking into reforming regulations that hold communities back and kill jobs."

Project 21, established in 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (, a non-profit foundation established in 1982 and funded primarily from the gifts of over 100,000 recent individual donors.