Saturday, January 31, 2009

United States Sanctuary City List 2009

I received an email from fellow Bedford resident and good friend, Steve Salvi, who is founder of the Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC. OJJ PAC has just completed updating their Sanctuary City list for the United States.

Of course, Mexifornia leads all the states with 30 Sanctuary Cities. Here in OH, we only have four -- Columbus, Lima, Oberlin & Painesville.

Click here for a complete list of all the Sanctuary Cities in the US.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ohio Hunting Groups spend over $1 Million in Conservation Programs

All too often hunters get a bad rap. Between the anti-gun crowd, PETA, and the gazillion other tree-hugging groups out there - someone always has it in for hunters. Besides being stereotyped by these groups as cretins, knuckle-draggers, and killers, etc... they often send members to disrupt hunting activities. The anti-gun groups - attack our guns, PETA would rather see an animal starve then being taken under legal methods and the tree-huggers want any and all stand of trees/forests off-limits for hunting so they can go hiking or bird watching.

Many hunters (and it is true) will tell you WE are some of the biggest conservationists around and groups like Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever put their money where their mouth is. As a former member of Pheasants Forever, a gun-dog owner ( English Springer Spaniel & English Setter), and an avid upland bird/waterfowl hunter, articles like this make me proud...

For the third consecutive year, Ohio's Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) chapters have surpassed the $1 million mark in expenditures, spending $1,066,731 on the organization's wildlife habitat mission in 2008.

During the year, Ohio chapters completed 949 habitat projects impacting 6,001 acres; planted 18,685 trees and shrubs for winter cover; engaged 1,224 youth in mentor hunts, 487 youth in target shooting, 194 youth in conservation camp and 2,563 youth in other related outdoor events; issued $1,510 in sponsoring educational workshops and offered 18 scholarships for $4,550. Additionally, a 90-acre property in Union County became the second property in the nation donated to PF/QF's Forever Land Trust, and a pilot program in northwest Ohio called the Ohio Upland Habitat Initiative (OUHI) was launched to focus habitat funding in a specific focus area.

Ohio has 36 PF/QF chapters accounting for 6,100 members statewide. Those chapters have spent more than $7.5 million to complete over 15,000 habitat projects. Those projects have benefited 123,000 acres for wildlife.
Combined with the above conservation efforts, many of the wildlife groups offer opportunities and educational programs for children to experience the outdoors and teach them about something other than video games. It is because of groups like these and through their work with ODNR that the wildlife populations in OH all up and down the food chain have soared.

It is because of all this work - I don't think a true value can be put on groups like PF & QF. So if you are a tree-hugger, an anti-gun nut or a PETA member - next time you see a hunter go hug him. If it wasn't for him - you would have less animals to protect and less trees to hug.

Steaming Load of the Week Award -- School district takes a dump on America’s veterans

Steaming Load of the Week

Steaming Load #1: School district takes a dump on America’s veterans.

Worried that the Veterans Day holiday was a complete mystery to their captive student audience, the school board in District 300 (Carpentersville, Illinois) made a command decision to resolve the issue. How? You’re going to be thrilled.

Instead of using this ‘confusion’ as a teachable moment, the school board gave our fighting men and women, past, present and future, the finger by eliminating Veterans Day as an official school holiday. Instead of spending some quality time, teaching the students about the sacrifices our veterans made for our liberty, the school board took a dump on every warrior who put on a uniform, picked up weapon, and went in arm’s way to defend this nation conceived in liberty.

Local veterans groups think this is spiffy, because Veterans Day is an observance, not a holiday. No argument, but this still sticks in our craw, because this change puts the wrong message in those young minds full of mush. It tells them that Veterans Day is no different than any other ‘observance’. It puts the service, the sacrifice, of our warriors on the same level as ‘gay pride day’, ‘black history month’ or ‘armless Albanian albino appreciation day’. It makes the students think that vets are just another group of yahoos clamoring for some ‘undeserved’ attention. Here, in the Free State of PIG, that turd won’t float.

In the Free State of PIG, we think Veterans Day deserves more than ‘business as usual’. Our veterans are special and we need to do more to salute them in our nation’s cess-schools, then squeeze a few relevant sentences into the lesson plan.

This turd stinks and needs to be flushed. Give the kids their holiday from class, then put them in a bus and drive them to the nearest veterans cemetery, where they can get up close and personal with the ultimate sacrifice our vets paid for our liberty...

Perpetrated by: Hambo

Girlieman of the Week Award -- Yusef Evans

From Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: January 30, 2009

Girlieman: Yusuf Evans
Girlie Antics: Relentless caterwauling

Yusuf Evans is the kind of gutless wonder who needs to grow a pair so he can ‘man up’. For the past year, he as been blubbering, whining, whimpering and generally acting like a complete pussy, because he got a boo-boo while visiting an Akron (Ohio) booty parlor named XTC Nightclub.

His boo-boo happened while he was pretending to be a man, for the sake of his cousin, who had come to pay pussy punk, Yusuf, a visit.

Evans says, while performing a dance move, a stripper's shoe flew off her foot and smacked him in the face. "She ran, at a nice speed, grabbed the pole and flung her whole body around, all her weight flung like that in a circle around the pole and her boot flew off and it hit me in my nose", explained Evans, who filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court. (Fox)

The stripper’s platform shoe made pussy punk double over, drop like a panty-wearing stone, and start caterwauling. He admits to hollering for ‘ten minutes’, but, based on his ensuing antics, he’s still caterwauling a year later.

"I can’t breathe out of one side of my nose."

"I need surgery."

"I’m such a complete pussy punk that I’m afraid of surgery."

"I want $25,000 to make the boo-boo all better."

Whine, whine, whine. For being such a complete and utter pussy punk...for being such a gutless wonder that he gives other Girliemen a bad name...for his incessant caterwauling, Yusuf Evans is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.

[PIG thanks our friend King for nominating pussy punk for PIGish abuse.]

Hog Wild over the Stimulus

From Politically Incorrect Gazette

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Iran - 1 / Barack - 0

Well this went as good as anyone with a half-a-brain (me) could have told you. Allowing his Capt. Obama superhero size ego get in the way of good policy - Barack failed miserably in his first international act of idiocy.

From Al-Jazeera --

We welcome change but on condition that change is fundamental and on the right track," Ahmadinejad said.

"When they say 'we want to make changes', change can happen in two ways. First is a fundamental and effective change ... The second ... is a change of tactics.

"It is very clear that, if the meaning of change is the second one, this will soon be revealed."

Continuing on the theme of "change", Ahmadinejad said: "Those who say they want to make change, this is the change they should make: they should apologise to the Iranian nation and try to make up for their dark background and the crimes they have committed against the Iranian nation."

Ahmadinejad also accused Washington of trying to stifle Iran's economic development since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

"Who has asked them [the United States] to come and interfere in the affairs of nations?" he said, while calling on the US to withdraw its troops from the Middle East.

Maybe we could call this the "Iranian Bitch Slap" heard around the world.

NYC Nanny Bloomberg's War On Salt

This is incredible! I swear - it feels as if after Inauguration Day we are under attack from every nit-witted idea the liberal loons have ever contrived.

Now, the new self-appointed "Fat Czar," the Nanny of New Dork City, Michael Bloomberg, will be trying to blackmail the food industry into reducing salt content in food by 50% over the next 10 years.

The mayor is waging a war on salt and he wants food manufacturers and restaurants to join his army … or else.

The city's plan is to get food manufacturers in the United States to agree to gradually start reducing salt content until it reaches a 50 percent cut in 10 years.

This is just Mayor Bloomberg's latest health initiative, following on the heels of a smoking ban, a ban on trans fats and forcing restaurants to post the calorie contents.

Thomas Frieden, the city's health commissioner, said he wants manufacturers and restaurants to join the war on salt voluntarily. If they don't, the city could pass legislation making it the law. More...

Everyone scoffs when some people bring up the slippery slope theory. Well, WTF is this? Not only does Nanny Bloomberg want to impose this on New Dork City - but also the rest of the US.

Where does it end? Government approved menus?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Senator Chris Dodd & his Banking Buddies

A little about the man who told us Freddie & Fannie were doing fine...

From Open Secrets --

Name: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)

Position: Although Dodd is chair of one of the more powerful congressional committees, he probably isn't the envy of his peers these days with an economic crisis growing larger by the day. Dodd has put in two years as chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and is now charged with shaping legislation to jump-start the economy and help floundering companies. His committee oversees the nation's financial institutions, housing and mass transit programs. Although he hasn't spent much time as chair, he's been in Congress for more than three decades.

Money Summary: Dodd has raised a total of $43.1 million since 1989 and has spent $43.2 million. His large war chest can be attributed, in part, to his presidential bid in 2008, which he abandoned after receiving less than 1 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucus that kicked off the primary season. He raised $18 million total in his attempt to win the White House. Overall, he's received 62 percent of his contributions from individuals (rather than the political action committees of unions and corporations) and is a popular Wall Street target, collecting $5.2 million from donors in New York, more than any other metro area. He's given other lawmakers and candidates 23 percent of the total $2.3 million that his leadership PAC, Chris PAC, has raised since the 2004 election cycle.

Campaigns Donors: Not surprisingly, Dodd's most generous sector is finance, insurance and real estate, which is filled with companies that are directly affected by legislation that comes out of the Banking Committee. The finance, insurance and real estate sector has given Dodd a total of $13.2 million since 1989, distantly followed by lawyers and law firms, which have given $3.7 million. The securities and investment industry, real estate industry, insurance companies, commercial banks, accountants and finance and credit companies all rank among his top 20 industry donors. In 2008, Dodd was among the top five recipients of money in the Senate from 21 industries, many of which are finance-related. He has received more money from hedge funds over time than all but two other lawmakers ($761,250), and expressed concern over a bill in 2007 that would have increased taxes on private-equity firms and hedge fund managers. Hedge funds are a big industry in Connecticut, his home state.

Dodd's most generous donors include many of the companies that have filed for bankruptcy or sought government help over the last six months: Citigroup $428,300), Morgan Stanley ($211,300), American Insurance Group ($280,250) and Lehman Brothers ($154,300). Despite the companies' support, when the Senate was called on this month to release the second half of the $700 billion bailout money, Dodd called for stronger oversight provisions and limits on executive compensation for the companies receiving a handout.

Not all of Dodd's supporters come from Wall Street, however. Lobbyists, pharmaceutical companies and health professionals also rank among his most generous industries. During the race for the White House, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) endorsed Dodd and spent $202,300 independently to see him win. Dodd has sponsored bills to provide more funding to fire stations for equipment, training and staff.

Industry Favors: "No lawmaker has done more for firefighters in this nation than Chris Dodd," said Jeff Zack, spokesman for the IAFF. "Every time firefighters in this country say they need something, he's stood up and said 'I'm with you,' and he has not only said 'sign me on,' he's said 'let me write the bill.'"

Invests in: Compared to the rest of the Senate, Dodd is middle class. In 2007 he was worth between $629,019 and $2.1 million, ranking him 56th among all senators. At that time he had at least $100,001 invested in Blockbuster and drug makers Cardiome Pharma Corp. and Javelin Pharmaceuticals.

Other Money Matters: When mortgage buyers Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were in dire financial straits last year and seeking help from the government, Dodd came under some fire for having received more money from the two companies' employees and political action committees than any other lawmaker over time, at $133,900. Dodd helped push through a rescue plan for the two companies last year, including better regulatory oversight in the measure.

In His Own Words: "This is not a time to be panicking about this. These are viable, strong institutions," Dodd said of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a press conference in July 2008, when the federal government came to the rescue of the institutions. "These two are fundamentally, fundamentally strong. There's no reason for the kind of reaction we're getting."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Business is Booming for some in Poor Economy

It looks like there is one industry that is not being as negatively affected by our poor economy as others. In fact, while 2008 was there best year yet – they are expecting a banner year in 2009…

From USA Today --
Despite the sharp economic downturn, lobbying spending in the nation's capital surged past $3 billion last year as industries and special-interest groups wooed Congress and federal agencies on a host of issues, including taxpayer bailouts for financial companies and automakers.

The record $3.3 billion lobbying price tag is up from $2.9 billion in 2007 and is more than double what was spent four years ago, according to records compiled by the non-partisan CQ MoneyLine.

Lobbying could soar to higher levels this year, he said, as Congress and President Obama hash out a $825 billion stimulus package that seeks to jump-start the economy with tax cuts and spending.

A wise man once told me - the "P" in politician can also spell prostitute - it looks like he is right again!

The Congressional Black Caucus is RACIST!

How's this for transcending color?

An interview was conducted with Obama's chief spokeman, Robert Gibbs, by WND correspondent Les Kinsolving about the race requirement for joining the exclusive Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the remarks made by Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO).

To date, three Congressman, Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) and Rep. Anh ("Joseph") Cao (R-LA) have been denied membership into this exclusively racist club because they were - "judged solely on the color of their skin and not the content of their character". -For some odd reason - I swear the current members CBC have heard these words before.

From WND --
Kinsolving continued, "Since the members of Congress who have applied to join the Congressional Black Caucus have been turned down because, as the black caucus' William Lacey Clay put it, 'they are white and the caucus is black...'

Kinsolving reported Clay said, "Mr. Cohen asked for admission, and he got his answer. He's white and the caucus is black. It's time to move on. We have racial policies to pursue and we are pursuing them, as Mr. Cohen has learned. It's an unwritten rule. It's understood."

...Clay later issued an official statement from his office: "Quite simply, Rep. Cohen will have to accept what the rest of the country will have to accept – there has been an unofficial congressional white caucus for over 200 years, and now it's our turn to say who can join the 'the club.' He does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria, unless he can change his skin color. Primarily, we are concerned with the needs and concerns of the black population, and we will not allow white America to infringe on
those objectives." More...

On Inauguration Day we heard how "white people need to start doing right," then we hear Obama's administration does not want the stimulus money going to white construction workers or professionals because that would not be fair.

What do you think the reaction would have been if Bush said, "Blacks need to start doing the right thing and stop having illegitimate children, selling drugs & being criminals"?

We can clearly see the - "our day has come" mentality has taken over the White House. Will Barack, our racially confused President, allow this to become a "we're getting ours" presidency and show us 'victimhood at its' finest' or will he keep his campaign promises and transcend race?

The latter does not seem likely.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Blago Fundraiser gave to Obama, Biden & Je$$e Jr.

This raises a couple questions...

Was Obama's Senate seat being put up for sale by Blago or was somebody looking to buy it for Je$$e Jr.?

From Open Secrets --
Although it's unclear to what extent businessman Raghuveer Nayak was involved in Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell President Obama's Senate seat, what is clear is Nayak's commitment to funding the campaigns of the governor, the new president, the new vice president and others in Congress and the administration. Investigators are reportedly probing whether Blagojevich tried to get $500,000 from Nayak to secure the seat for Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., whose brother was a business partner of Nayak's. In total, Nayak has given $220,300 to federal lawmakers and committees, 93 percent of which has gone to Democrats, the Center for Responsive Politics has found.

Jackson has received more money from Nayak at the federal level than any other lawmaker since 1989, at $22,600. Nayak was a seemingly close associate of Jesse Jackson Sr., according to the Washington Post, and joined him in civil rights causes, sat on the board of one of his organizations and accompanied him on a trip to New Delhi in 2007. Although Nayak only gave Blagojevich $500 during the governor's time in Congress, he has been one of Blagojevich's top fundraisers for state office, the Post reported. Nayak has been a pervasive donor, especially to Illinois lawmakers, which now gives him a connection to some of the top politicians in the country. He and his wife, Anita, have given Obama $19,800 since the 2004 election cycle, more than any other recipient but Jackson. They also gave $2,500 to former Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who is now White House Chief of Staff.

Click here for a list of Nayiks federal campaign contributions. 7 out of the top 10 were IL Democrats.

Bush issued orders protecting Obama's Illegal Immigrant Aunt

This is for all the Bush bashers out there. President Bush issued orders forbidding ICE from arresting then President-elect Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyangoan, an illegal immigrant, during the election.

Obama's Aunt who has been living here illegally for the last 9 years in government subsidized housing was ordered to leave the country 4 years ago and refused.

From ALIPAC --
The Homeland Security Department still is requiring high-level approval before federal immigration agents can arrest fugitives, a rule quietly imposed by the Bush administration days before the election of Barack Obama, whose aunt has been living in the United States illegally.

The unusual directive from the Homeland Security Department came amid concerns that such arrests might generate "negative media or congressional interest," according to a newly disclosed federal document obtained by The Associated Press.

The directive is still in place, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Kelly Nantel told the AP. It originally was distributed Oct. 31 by e-mail to immigration officers by an assistant director at the agency. Obama was elected president five days later. Nantel said the directive called for close supervision over any cases that could be high profile. She said it was not specific to Obama's relatives.

Obama will have Direct Talks with Iran

Barack is a fool!

From Al-Jazeera

The US ambassador to the United Nations has said the new Obama administration will engage in "direct diplomacy" with Iran.

Susan Rice said at UN that the US remained "deeply concerned" about Tehran's nuclear programme and that the issue remained a top priority for the White House.

"We look forward to engaging in vigorous diplomacy that includes direct diplomacy with Iran," she said after meeting Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, on Monday. More...

While something does need to be done with Iran - direct talks is not the answer. We are not even close to be in a position where we, the US, should be having talks with Iran.

At this point in time, especially with the recent events in Gaza, the US should let events play out with the Arab players in the region. The risk of failure with Iran negotiations will weaken us in Iraq and Afghanistan - not to mention the radical Islamists.

In this instance and at this time, a stalemate or even the appearance of Iranian aloofness of this invitation will be turned into a propaganda victory for Iran. When there is a victory of any sort for Iran, it is also a victory for radical Islam.

And yes, Russia will also be watching and waiting. By prematurely and openly extending a hand - Barack has set himself and the United States up for failure.

Barack ONixon Already Crying About Media

I almost fell over when I read the loons over at the Huffington Post were also in a huff about Obama's pick of Bill Lynn for deputy defense secretary. Lynn was a lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon.

Again renigging on a promise, this one being his promise of no lobbyists in his Cabinet, Obama's integrity with the Obamacrats is starting to nose dive. They also take issue with his baby-like antics in refusing to answer a reporters question...

From Huffington Post --
Yesterday, President Barack Obama decided to pay a visit to the White House Press Corps in their batcave where they gather under the warmth of flipcams and dream of carving up White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for sustenance. The meet and greet -- which Obama held ostensibly to pay a friendly visit, learn the names of various reporters, and field questions about basketball -- was going according to plan, for about three minutes. That's when the Politico's Jonathan Martin suddenly did some journalism, ensuring that the President would learn at least one reporter's name.

From there, total buzzkill! An "irritated" (as some observers interpret) Obama said, "I came down here to visit. See this is what happens. I can't end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I'm going to get grilled every time I come down here."

Still, props to Martin, because as questions go, "How do you reconcile Bill Lynn?" is an exceedingly fine one!

On the job not even a week and he is already crying the media is against him. Poor little baby Barack! Maybe we could see another Herman Munster like tantrum where he can jump up and down stomping his feet screaming - "I Won, I Won, I Won"

Sunday, January 25, 2009

US Navy intercepts Iranian Arms bound for Gaza Strip

The best thing that could happen for Iran is if the fragile cease-fire in the Gaza Strip fails. The sooner it fails - the better off they are. Fortunately for Israel and the residents of Gaza the US Navy is offering our support.

From WND --
The U.S. Navy is conducting covert operations aimed at intercepting Iranian ships carrying weapons to rearm Hamas in the Gaza Strip, informed defense officials told WND.

The U.S. Navy refused to comment, but informed sources said the U.S. last week intercepted an Iranian-owned vessel found to be carrying weapons, including rockets, mortar and artillery shells. It is suspected the ship was attempting to reach the Egyptian Sinai area. If successful, the delivery would have represented a major escalation by providing Hamas with artillery, something the terrorist organization is not thought to possess.

Last week, WND broke the story of Egyptian troops undergoing training in Texas on the use of American military technology to uncover Hamas' weapons smuggling tunnels. A top Egyptian intelligence official told WND the Egyptian troops arrived in Texas in recent days, where they have been undergoing private courses on the use of proprietary, secretive U.S. technology that makes use of sonar and certain frequencies to locate underground tunnels along the Egypt-Gaza border. More...

Pretty ironic for how hated our country is by countries in the Middle East - yet they always look for our help.

Summit County Puts Confiscated Drug Money to Good Use

Now here is a great way to deal with the deadbeat drug dealers that father kids like rabbits and don't support them...

From the PD --
Jason Rushin was arrested Oct. 8 on felony drug charges and police seized $1,379. He pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended license.

Rushin was sentenced to eighteen months of probation and the seized cash was turned over to the Summit County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Rushin's child's caregiver received the money, but prosecutors say he still owes $21,735. He was convicted of felony nonsupport in 2005.

Senator Jim DeMint: The DeMint Jobs Plan

Senator DeMint insightfully points out the why the pork-filled stimulus bill, as proposed, will NOT be the long-term solution we need.

From Net Right Nation --

No matter what President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress put in their still-unfinished economic stimulus bill, there is a strong chance this recession will persist. The president knows this, and he also knows that his honeymoon with the American people will not endure too many months of bankruptcies, foreclosures and rising unemployment. Thus, his request for Republican help in crafting at least part of the stimulus bill is not only magnanimous and statesmanlike, but also extremely clever. Should the bill fail to revive the economy, its bipartisan character would inoculate the new president from sole responsibility for what Republicans could otherwise brand “The Obama Recession.”

But if the stimulus package Obama signs into law is anything like the draft recently reported in the media, long-term economic pain will indeed be on his hands. Last week, word leaked that Team Obama’s package would total $775 billion, including $300 billion in tax relief. That $300 billion is the bait Obama hopes will lure congressional Republicans to vote in favor of the stimulus package, and thus share responsibility for its potential failure. A close look at the details of the proposed tax cuts, however, exposes the president’s strategy as short-sighted, artificial and insubstantial: junk food for our starving economy. We don’t need another check-in-the-mail debacle, business credits that expire after a single year or special-interest corporate welfare.

Republicans who embrace these ineffectual tax cuts will deserve the inevitable consequences they suffer at the polls. Conservatives need to snap out of their November blues: We lost an election, after all, not our minds. It’s not too much to ask that the largest economic stimulus bill in history actually stimulate the economy.

Certainty about the future is essential for economic growth, and the current recession will be prolonged if we continue to allow the government to arbitrarily and unpredictably intervene in the private marketplace. Republicans should insist on predictable, long-term tax relief. I believe the two-part strategy put forth by economists J.D. Foster and William Beach of the Heritage Foundation is exactly what our economy needs right now.

First, we must protect the fragile economy from the massive tax hikes coiled to spring on us in 2011, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. Extending those rate reductions at least to 2013 will provide the economy with the long-term stability and predictability necessary to encourage new hiring and investment, consumer spending and entrepreneurial risk-taking.

Once the 2011 tax bomb is disarmed, we should take the next logical step and lower marginal tax rates across the board on individuals, small businesses and corporations. Our plan will call for a 10-percentage-point cut in the top rate (from 35 percent to 25 percent) and comparable reductions for the lower brackets —reductions to be maintained also through 2013 at least.

These tax cuts would soften the recession and expedite the recovery to the tune of 500,000 new jobs in 2009 and 1 million new jobs in 2010 and surpass by 2012 the president’s stated goal of 3.5 million new jobs.

On the other hand, any jobs created by government make-work programs will be slow to arrive, quick to disappear again, fewer than promised and minimally stimulative to the broader economy as they largely substitute government-based jobs for true private-sector jobs. Remember, 10 years into the Great Depression — 10 years of predatory tax increases, relentless New Deal “recovery” spending (not to mention overwhelming Democratic congressional majorities) — unemployment remained above 20 percent.

The cost of our plan will be substantial, $670 billion over five years, but unlike the $775 billion in new federal spending and the now-you-see-’em-now-you-don’t gimmicks in the current stimulus bill, broad-based tax rate cuts will create a more predictable business climate. Long-term corporate, small business and family tax relief will work. John F. Kennedy’s 1963 tax reductions led to 9 million new private-sector jobs in five years. Ronald Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts led to 7 million in the same period. Five years on, the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts have created 6 million new jobs.

Meanwhile, all four of these long-term tax cuts spurred the creation of a broader tax base and ultimately higher federal revenues — no small point considering this year’s projected $1.2 trillion deficit works out to approximately $16,000 of new debt for every child in America to pay back.

If Obama is serious about wanting a truly bipartisan bill that creates jobs and ignites economic growth, he can prove it this month by including in his package the proven stimulus of long-term, across-the-board tax relief. And if Republicans are serious about winning back the trust of the American people and leading our nation through these difficult times, we can prove it by demanding he do just that.

Mr. DeMint, a Republican, represents South Carolina in the U.S. Senate.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama launches first salvo of attacks against 2nd Amendment

The guys over at Buckeye Firearms warned everyone about the immediate attacks that could be expected on the 2nd Amendment when Obama was elected. Many of the MSM pundits told the "mouth agape in awe" Obamaites, like the redneck, gun-clinging idiots in PA, that Obama woud do no such thing. At least not in his first term.

Well guess what - you 2nd Amendment supporting idiots that voted for Obama - he lied again!

From Buckeye Firearms --

Within minutes of being sworn in yesterday, Obama posted a new White House website announcing the administration's declaration of war on American gun owners.

Tucked away in the section on "Urban Policy," under the header "Crime and Law Enforcement,"
the White House website now states:

Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade.

Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

We warned you of this. And now it's official. Here's what it really means.

The new administration plans to:

  • reinstate and expand the federal Assault Weapons Ban

  • repeal the Tiahrt Amendment and allow anti-gun activists to sue gun dealers and manufacturers out of existence

  • mandate criminal background checks for ALL firearm transfers, including private transactions

  • force gun manufacturers to include unproven and astronomically expensive "child-safe" features on newly-manufactured firearms

This is NOT just a national concern. This will be a battle that we will fight here in Ohio as well. The gun-grabbers have waited for this moment for years. And we need to be ready.

Being a former holder of an FFL license - I see no problem with private transactions also being subject to criminal background checks. Everything else is nothing short of the first attack from this administration on our 2nd Amendment rights - and it is only his first week!

To help support our 2nd Amendment rights and to keep close tabs on the antics being pulled got to Buckeye Firearms.

Man sues Strip Club over Flying Shoe

About the only thing you can do about this one is laugh...

From Fox 8 News --
A northeast Ohio man who was smacked in the nose by a stripper's platform-style shoe is suing a nightclub for $25,000 over injuries he says will require surgery.

Yusuf Evans says he wanted to entertain his cousin, who had come to visit from out of town, so he took him and a friend to the XTC Nightclub in Akron. 30 minutes later, Evans says he was doubled over in pain.

"When the boot hit me in my face all I could do is drop...and just holler for about ten minutes", he said.

Evans says, while performing a dance move, a stripper's shoe flew off her foot and smacked him in the face. "She ran, at a nice speed, grabbed the pole and flung her whole body around, all her weight flung like that in a circle around the pole and her boot flew off and it hit me in my nose", explained Evans, who filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court. He's asking for $25,000 in damages over injuries he says will require surgery. "Right here. It's chipped", he said, pointing to the left side of his nose. "This side of my nose, I often get clogged all the way up, where I can only breath out of (the opposite) side", he said.

The lawsuit says XTC management allowed dancers to wear improper attire and required strippers to perform dances that made the stage a hazardous place.

"Safety reasons and that they're responsible because it happened in their establishment by their employee", Evans told FOX 8.

The owner of the XTC Nightclub had no comment.

Evans filed the civil lawsuit the same day he says he was injured exactly one year ago. The 37-year-old Akron man says he still has pain from the chipped bone in his nose.

He says he saw a doctor the day after he was injured. He has medical bills and was told he'd need surgery. "The bills, the pain, my nose that ain't gonna go away unless I have surgery and I don't like surgery so I don't know what I'm gonna do about that."

What an idiot!

Cuyahoga County Sheriff Dept. AGAIN jeopordizing safety of residents

I guess Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul leads by example - he gave unwarranted raises to his relatives and friends of relatives, and now it appears so has one of his underlings...

From the PD --
Sheriff Gerald McFaul's chief of staff voted to give her son two pay raises at Cuyahoga County's Information Services Center, according to records.

Patricia Kresty, McFaul's representative on the Automated Data Processing Board, voted to approve raises totaling $12,358 for Justin Kresty in 2003 and 2004.

County officials said Friday that Kresty should have recused herself from the vote. Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis thinks the vote may have violated state law.

"If it did happen, she should be subject to termination," he said. "It's a violation of Ohio's ethics laws." More...

Almost as disturbing is that Crusty's son quit the Sheriff's Dept on the day he was accused of stealing out of confiscated automobiles - then 2 yrs later is hired for the county again.

But most disturbing about this whole issue is that the Sheriff's Dept. is considering releasing prisoners due to the lack of funds - and here we have the two of the top lawdogs in Cuyahoga County putting the financial welfare of their family and friends ahead of the safety of all Cuyahoga County residents.

President Barack Obama IGNORES Medal of Honor Recipients

President Barack "I Won" Obama sure is making a splash in his first few days. Now that he is our Commander-In-Chief, Barack will be in charge of our military. While our troops are highly trained professionals and will follow orders from their Commander-In-Chief, in order for this to be a good working relationship, Obama must win their respect and trust.

The highest honor any soldier can be awarded is the Medal of Honor. Most often, this award is given post humously. Any living Medal of Honor recipient is like a walking God. The highest ranking military officers even salute a Medal of Honor winner. So one would only think our newly elected President would hold these American heroes in only the highest esteem - right? Nope!

The pompous, egotistical, socialist suck-ass now polluting the White House feels he is above or soldiers and refused to honor our living Medal of Honor recipients on Inauguration Day.

H/T to Alo Konson at Brain Shavings
For the last 56 years, every President has made a point of attending the Salute To Heroes Inaugural Ball, which recognizes and celebrates recipients of the Medal of Honor. A bit of background:

The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower's first inauguration.

Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Every four years Eisenhower's successors followed suit: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

But yesterday, Barack Obama blew off 48 living recipients of the Medal of Honor who attended yesterday's Salute To Heroes Inaugural Ball. He had more important things to do.


Steaming Load of the Week Award -- The Appeaser-In-Chief green lights the next terrorist attack in America

From Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Steaming Load of the Week

Steaming Load #1: The Appeaser-In-Chief green lights the next terrorist attack in America

Today, with a few strokes of the presidential pen, the Appeaser-In-Chief signed the death warrant for hundreds, probably thousands, of American civilians. One of you, or someone you know, is on the short list for an untimely, terrorism-induced demise, because the Appeaser-In-Chief is a gutless, terrorist coddling, legend in his own mind who hasn't got the stones to fight America's enemies.

I get the fact that he’s paying off his neo-Marxist, terrorist loving, supporters. I also get the fact that he just eliminated some of America’s most reliable weapons in the war on terror. Club Gitmo, harsh interrogations, are our best, most reliable, weapons in this war against Messiah Barry’s Jihadikaze homeboys, and he threw it all away.

Barrack Hussein Obama sent a clear signal to terrorists that the United States of America is defenseless and begging for another terrorist attack on its own soil. After he reaps what he sowed, the Appeaser-In-Chief, aided and abetted by his minions, will do what comes naturally, by trying to shift the blame. He'll blame Bush, Neocons, whomever, and it might work with Obamunists, and the press.

Here in the Free State of PIG, we know the truth, and it’s not a pretty picture. The attack the Appeaser-In-Chief just gave the green light is his, and his alone. The deaths he just ORDERED are his fault and that blood is, no matter how much he tries to vote ‘present’, on his hands. We won't let you duck this one, prompter punk.

Normally, this is where I’d ‘flush’ this turd, but not this time. Thanks to the Obamunist horde and the broadcast blowjob brigade, this turd will be splashing around in the Oval Office bowl, for AT LEAST 8 years, probably much longer.

Parting shot: Those street legal firearms in your gun locker just became your first line of defense in the war on terror, welcome to the Jihadikaze bull's-eye Sparky.

Perpetrated by: Hambo

Friday, January 23, 2009

Gay Mayor facing calls for resignation over affair with 17 year old boy

Mayor Sam Adams of Portland (OR) is facing calls for his resignation over a relationship with an underage boy who eventually landed a job working for the mayor. Claiming he was just showing him the ropes, Mayor Rammin' Sam says he was the boys gay mentor.

Rammin' Sam acknowledges the relationship started when his boy toy was only 17 - and after denying the relationship during his election, the 45 year old Adams is now trying to convince people no sex took place until he turned 18 years old....
Embattled Mayor Sam Adams went further Tuesday in his apology for lying about having sex with an 18-year-old, saying the relationship was inappropriate but he had no plans to resign.

The teen, Beau Breedlove, was 17 when Adams first met him in Salem in 2005. Adams said he waited until Breedlove was 18 before dating him. The relationship, which included sex, lasted only a few months, the mayor said.

Rumors later surfaced that Adams had sex with a minor, and the mayor said he initially lied about the relationship because he did not think people would believe the sex occurred when the teen was 18.

Adams also asked Breedlove to lie about the relationship, even though the mayor said the teen urged him to be honest about it. (Komono News)

Here is more proof that most child molesters of boys are gay. Yes, more often than not, when an underage boy is molested - the crime is committed by a gay man. Dispute it all you want, but even gay men, in comments like below from a Gay site acknowledge this to be true...

Adams like so many Gay men his age lust after men half their age, for reasons I can not fathom....

But after lying about the relationship - we should believe no sex took place, even after his fellows fruits acknowledge their love for young boys?

PNC Bank says NCB losses not even close to predictions

As more information comes out about the PNC Bank buyout of National City Bank - the stench level keeps rising.

From the PD --
When the National City-PNC deal was announced Oct. 24, PNC had justified offering almost 20 percent less than what National City shares were trading for at the time because, in part, it expected big losses from National City.

The issue of National City's projected losses has been a touchy issue because three days before the sale announcement, National City had forecasted losses of $3.5 billion to $4 billion from its riskiest loans. But when the deal was announced, PNC estimated $11 billion in losses from the risky portfolio.

PNC is revising its gloomy projections now that its management has had more time to dig into National City's books, the Pittsburgh bank said. More...

I am far from a banking expert - but if the bank was not as bad off as portrayed and outgoing NCB executives were able to pad their pockets with $50 million Golden Parachute's - was the sale needed or or did the fat cats just take their money and run?

During discussions about the sale, Rep. Steve LaTourette fought tooth and nail against this buyout and was thrown under the bus by NCB executives - who as it appears were on board with the buyout for obvious personal financial reasons.

The moral of the story - Cleveland & Cuyahoga County residents get screwed again!

High court: Students may sue under civil rights law, Title IX

From what little I am able to see through the internet - Massachusetts is a place where I would never want my child going to school.

From USA Today --

The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 Wednesday that students who are sexually harassed may sue under a federal statute covering schools and a broader civil rights law.

The decision, which clears up a conflict among lower courts, revives a lawsuit brought by the parents of a Massachusetts kindergartener who said a third-grade boy repeatedly harassed her on the school bus. Their daughter said the boy made her lift her dress, pull down her underwear and spread her legs.

Francisco Negron, general counsel of the National School Boards Association, disagreed, saying the decision could encourage litigation: "Why should school districts have to go through that pressure (of possible lawsuits), especially at the time of limited funds?" More...

Why should the schools be subject to lawsuits when they do not protect children that are left in their charge? WTF kind of stupid question is that! It is a schools responsibility to provide a safe learning place for the children.

But when dealing with the MA schools and the robed rube's running their lower courts - that both would feel a little girl being felt up is OK does not surprise me. In other instances, the MA courts have ruled teaching kids about homosexuality is more important than religious freedom AND the wishes of the child's parents.

If a straight child is continuosly subjected with Gay is OK - wouldn't that be a form of sexual harrassment too?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gas prices to surge after Pelosi legislation - Get ready to pay more!

From ALG --

Unbeknownst to most, January 11, 2009, was a red-letter day for TV network news. On that day – circle it, laminate your calendar, and tuck it away as a family heirloom – CBS News finally admitted that they had failed miserably to report on a story that was as obvious as the nose on everyone else’s face.

Well, let me rephrase that: “as obvious as the nose on everyone else’s face – other than the folks at CBS News and the Hard Left politicians for whom they had provided cover until that fateful day.”

Here’s the scoop …

On Sunday, January 11 of this year, CBS News reluctantly conceded that they had failed to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about what actually caused last year’s horrifying spike in gasoline prices. Oh, they didn’t come right out and say, “We lied.” But, even a casual reading between the lines of their story entitled “Did Speculation Fuel Oil Price Swings?” makes it more than abundantly clear that they finally thought it was time to come clean.

You may recall that month after month in the spring and early summer of 2008, as gas pump prices skyrocketed, Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, and the other talking heads at CBS, made it their stock in trade to portray the crisis as irremediable. They told us that prices would continue to climb through the stratosphere. And that there was nothing in the world anyone could do about it (except, perhaps, resort to windmills, solar panels, and bicycles built for two).

Least of all, they proclaimed, would domestic drilling in any way, shape, or form help alleviate the problem, even in the slightest. Not now. Not ever. They took great pride in ferreting out leftwing politicians who would declare, as Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin did on May13, 2008, "We can't drill our way out of this."

And they became almost apoplectic with joy when, after President Bush had lifted the executive ban on domestic drilling in July, The Dragon Lady, Nancy Pelosi, sneered:

"Once again, the oilman in the White House is echoing the demands of Big Oil. The Bush plan is a hoax. It will neither reduce gas prices nor increase energy independence. It just gives millions more acres to the same companies that are sitting on nearly 68 million acres of public lands and coastal areas."

Of course, the Bush “hoax,” coupled with the American people forcing Ms. Pelosi, et. al., to lift the congressional ban did reduce gas prices. In fact, they plummeted. Immediately. Just as ALG News and scores of other commentators had predicted. And CBS News had denied. Time after time, and again.

Now, as of January 11, CBS is finally admitting that, well, gee whiz, maybe the lifting of the moratorium did help bring gas prices down – but only because it stopped the evil speculators from continuing to drive them up. Which, of course, gets it all exactly backwards.

Those of us with even a modicum of good sense (and a smidgeon of erudition and integrity) knew all along – and tried tirelessly to tell Ms. Couric, Mr. Gibson, and their political cronies – that the speculators paying top dollar on the futures market was the result, not the cause, of rising gas prices. And that once said speculators knew that America would, indeed, start drilling for its own oil, they would, in turn, stop paying top dollar for tomorrow’s yield. And gas pump prices would, as a result, begin to drop.

It’s called “simple logic.” Something that TV anchors and political hacks apparently find too abhorrent even to consider when it stands athwart their own firmly entrenched political agenda.

But, drop gas prices have. Like a rock. Much to what should be the chagrin of Dick, Nancy, Katie, and Charlie. Dick and Nancy, of course, have gone to ground on the issue, refusing to admit even for one moment that they were, in fact, dead wrong. (Which may help explain, at least in part, why The Dragon Lady’s approval rating is now hovering somewhere around 5% nationally, thereby making its plunge second only to that of gas prices).

To its credit, CBS News has, at last, taken the bold step of admitting that, indeed, gasoline prices have dropped. And in their own “we-weren’t-really-wrong” way of recognizing the obvious, they have even conceded that the speculators’ abandoning the futures market may have had … well … at least something to do with the precipitous plunge. Though they still get the whole cause and effect thing exactly backwards.

All of which reminds me of one of my favorite Ronald Reagan squelches. It came some two to three years into his first administration, when it had become clear to all by the Hard Left media elite and their political co-conspirators that Reaganomics had, indeed, worked to near perfection. Asked by one of those in attendance at an informal briefing how he felt about his critics continued caviling, the President smiled and responded, “Well, at least now they have to admit that it works in practice – even though they still insist it won’t work in theory.”

On January 11, 2009, in a dramatic break with its own historical precedent, CBS News actually admitted that drilling for domestic oil had, in practice, brought down gas prices. Now, they just need to get their theories straight. Which, if you check your calendar, should occur sometime around the twelfth of never.

Editor's Footnote: On Sunday, January 11, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid began pushing through his omnibus land grab bill to prevent America from tapping some 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 300 million barrels of oil in Wyoming alone. And President Obama’s Interior Secretary designee has already announced that he intends to bring back the domestic drilling ban. So, get ready to retrieve your bicycle built for two.

Carter Clews is the Executive Editor of ALG News Bureau.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hudson River Jihadikaze

From Politically Incorrect Gazette

Classless Democrats

Innegroation Day was full of the typical democrat double standard. Over the course of the election we all know if anyone spoke out against Barack - our BI-RACIAL President - you were labeled a racist, bigot, hate-filled, ignorant, neocon, etc...

After Barack the Bi-Racial President was elected the left wanted everyone to embrace him with the cult-like leader status they have elevated him too. If you didn't - you were accused of not respecting the office of President, being small-minded, poor losers, etc... Some of the left-leaning lugnuts stated "we need to move past this and Republicans need to work with us in moving forward."

Well here is how they treated President Bush on his last day --

While crowds cheered Obama during his inauguration, reception wasn't as warm for outgoing President Bush – some booed him while others lined up to throw shoes at his effigy.

Many in the crowd began booing and shouting obscenities when President Bush and Vice President Cheney were introduced during the inauguration ceremony, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Kevin McDermott wrote.

Protesters with Arrest Bush 2009 carried anti-Bush signs along the inaugural parade route.

Prior to the inauguration, crowds gathered around a two-story inflatable blow-up doll with a Pinocchio nose to "Give Bush the Boot" at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C. (WND)

Then in truly classless acts of compassion and "moving forward," they greeted VP Cheney...

Vice President Cheney recently injured himself while lifting boxes. McDermott said some people chuckled at him.

"When they showed VP Dick Cheney in the wheelchair, the booing was joined
with some laughter at his predicament..."

"That felt so much better than I thought it would!" exclaimed one woman, according to New York Magazine.

Moving forward huh?

So with the comments they made towards President Bush & "Shoot 'em up" Cheney, then they would have no problem with me saying -- Sen. Ted "What Bridge" Kennedy collapsed during our bi-racial Presidents inauguration because he was drunk again!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Is being gay a gift from God?

It looks like the white Rosie, Oprah, thinks she hit the mother lode for the LGBT lovers in this country - a minister that says being gay is a gift from God.

But in usual liberal fashion - they hear what they want to hear and shape the facts to fit their agendas...

From WND --
On the third day of her televised "Best Life" week-long series, even Oprah Winfrey was stunned to hear one of her pastor panelists, Rev. Ed Bacon, declare, "Being gay is a gift from God."

The comment was made earlier this month on the "Your Spiritual Journey" segment of Winfrey's "Best Life Week" by Rev. Bacon of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., a church described by Pasadena Weekly as "one of the most socially progressive religious institutions in America."

"Tell us, what did you mean by that comment?" Winfrey asked.

"I meant exactly what I said," Bacon responded with a wide smile. "It is so important for every human being to understand that he or she is a gift from God, and particularly people who are marginalized and victimized in our culture. Gay and lesbian people are clearly outcasts in many areas of our life, and it is so important for them to understand that when God made them, God said, 'You are good.'" More...
Bacon, in exchange for TV lights, allowed his statements to be misconstrued.... he said being created is a gift from God - NOT that being an ass pirate is a gift from God.

I agree that gay people are a gift from God, though they have lost their way and must be found. I am sure God still loves them and looks at them as his children... but many of us know - his children can't come home if they are gay!

Bush commutes sentence of U.S. Border Patrol Agents

It took long enough and these guys should have never even been prosecuted - but President Bush has finally come to his senses and commuted the sentences of wrongly convicted U.S. Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

From WND --
The sentences for Ramos and Compean are scheduled to expire March 20 but there was no immediate explanation for the time period between today's announcement and that date.

Two years ago, Ramos and Compean began serving sentences of 11- and 12- years respectively for a 2005 incident in which they fired on a drug smuggler as he fled back into Mexico after bringing 750 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. near Fabens, Texas.

The smuggler was granted immunity for his illegal activities in return for testifying against the agents. After the trial, it was revealed the smuggler participated in another drug run into the U.S. while he held immunity. More...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Congressmen Ask Prosecutor of Ramos, Compean to Sway Bush on Clemency

The possible commutation of the sentences for wrongly imprisoned U.S. Border Agents Ramos & Compean is gaining more steam...
House members who want the release of two ex-Border Patrol agents sentenced to more than a decade in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler tried a new tactic to push for clemency in the final days of the Bush administration.

On Wednesday, they called on U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, the federal prosecutor who Bush called a “dear friend,” to recommend that Bush grant commutation. (ALIPAC)

I strongly believe in someone standing for their convictions, but the evidence does not bear out that a criminal "conviction" even be warranted. Standing for what you believe is one thing - failing to admit when you are wrong is completely different.

Even though Sutton stands firmly behind his decision to prosecute the border agents, he readily admits the sentences of 11 & 12 years is too harsh stating...

“The only question, I think a legitimate question is, ‘Is the punishment too harsh?’ I have always said the punishment in this case was too harsh.”

Disagreeing with the sentencing and blaming it on mandatory minimum sentencing, Sutton is now in the position to fix his mistake. Sutton's office and Bush are refusing to comment on the matter. Republican & Democrats in D.C. are getting more vocal in their support for the border agents...

“I believe the reason the president dug his heels in is because he wants to stand by his man,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told “Well, his man believes these sentences are totally out of line.”

“This is a disproportionate sentence,” said Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass), adding that the average sentence for manslaughter is three years. “The prosecutor in this case said these were harsh sentences. This is the president’s final opportunity to demonstrate compassion. This is his final opportunity to do it, and I hope he does do it.”

Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) said, “even if you assume” the prosecution was proper, the firearms law that carried the mandatory 10-year-minimum sentence was not intended to apply to law enforcement officers.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) recalled that he received a Christmas card from the former border agents’ families.... “Mr. President, you have a few days left,” Jones said. “You are a man of faith. I urge you to get down on your knees and ask the Lord if you should commute the sentences of these men, because I believe he would tell you yes.”

The guys at Conservative Culture have been following this travesty of justice very closely. In a recent post they link to a story where one of Obama's candidates for ICE is even asking for their release...

Rev. Miguel Contreras, 53, has worked for ICE, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the former Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He is vice president of Christian Alliance Ministries Worldwide and department head of Christian counseling and social work at Northwestern Theological Seminary.

Last month, Contreras announced Obama’s transition team told him he was a candidate for assistant secretary of ICE.

It was then that he decided to write a letter on behalf of the imprisoned agents, the El Paso Times reported. He asked the president to pardon them or reduce their sentences.

They also point out how it would be a stroke of genius if Obama pardoned the agents after being sworn in to office. And I cannot agree more, regardless of who releases Compean & Ramos, these men should not serve another day in jail.

Cleveland's first Right to Life March

Looks like something positive finally happened in Cleveland... With over 200 participants the first ever anti-abortion march, March for Life, held in Cleveland appears to have been a success.

The pro-life march was held to bring exposure against the proposed Freedom of Choice Act that President-elect Obama says he will sign into law. The Freedom of Choice Act will overturn many state laws against partial-birth abortions and ice up the slippery slope to state funded abortions.

From the PD --

More than 200 abortion opponents huddled Saturday at noon to pray at Perk Park, then fanned to the sidewalks of East 12th Street, trudging the two blocks to PlayhouseSquare in a wind chill of minus-8 degrees.
"This was not a confrontational march," said Anne Robins, executive director of LifeWorks Ohio, who helped organize the march with Cleveland Right to Life. "It's a call to prayer."

State Rep. Josh Mandel, a Republican from Lyndhurst, and Ohio Christian Alliance President Chris Long also spoke against the bill, urging people to call, e-mail and send letters to their congressional representatives. On Saturday, participants filled out postcards to send to U.S. Sens. George Voinovich and Sherrod Brown.

That Obama would promise to sign this bill into law on the campaign trail is no surprise. During the short life of his fantasy-filled political career, Barack O'babykiller, voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and has earned the nickname - The Infanticide Candidate.

What I don't understand is why Barack, the man who "embraces" his partial blackness with bear hugs, would support the #1 killer of black Americans - Abortion.

Here is the contact information for Sen. George Voinovich;

D.C. Office --
524 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3353

Cleveland Office --
1240 East 9th Street Room 3061
Cleveland, OH 44199
Phone: (216) 522-7095 / Fax: (216) 522-7097

Click here for email contact page

Here is the contact information for the abortion-supporting Sen. Sherrod Brown;

D.C. Office --
455 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-2315 Fax (202) 228-6321

Cleveland Office --
1301 East Ninth St., Suite 1710
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone (216) 522-7272 / Fax (216) 522-2239
Toll Free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)

Click here for email contact page

If you are unable to get a hold of, or are ignored by Brown, may I suggest contacting his abortion-supporting hired gun in the local media, his wife, Connie Schultz of the Plain Dealer at