Thursday, February 28, 2008

22 Beliefs of a Good Democrat

I thought this was funny (and true) and wanted to pass it along...


1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create depressions and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than Nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iranians and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth's climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV's.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach fourth graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex--in the face of all the cases of teacher sex abuse of children in the news.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who have never been outside of New York , Boston , San Francisco, or Portland do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn esteem.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, and Alexander G. Bell.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge and not enough money was spent on its programs.

17. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.

18. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and in a normal marriage.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying transvestites in drag should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States .

21. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.

22. You have to believe that it's OK to give Federal workers the day off on Christmas Day but it's not OK to say "Merry Christmas."

Ready to vote?

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Late Term Abortion

Report from Charlotte Esau, executive director of Kansas Republican Assembly:

Two bills had hearings in House Fed & State this past week, HB 2615 & HB 2736. The first would make it abundantly clear what must be reported as to the actual justification of the late term abortion. Right now providers are getting away with just repeating the statute. This bill is a direct result of the special committee meeting last summer, on which I posted two reports: A lesson in how Kansas Government Plays "Pass the Buck" and Her Name is Michelle.The other bill, 2736, would add several good provisions such as the mother being offered the option of seeing the ultrasound if one is used at any point before or during the abortion. After sitting through the testimony of both the proponents of the bills, who gave ample reasons why we should pass them and then the opponents, who offered nothing to justify not passing the bills, one would presume both bills could get out of committee. At this point, though, their future is not known.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Abortion debate rages on

A House committee is discussing a comprehensive bill that would require doctors to offer women the chance to see an ultrasound before an abortion. Why shouldn't they see an ultrasound? Don't doctors typically show x-rays of the area that is going to be operated on? Of course opponents don't want women to see that what they are destroying actually looks like a human.

This article says Kay Lyn Carlson is based in KC, but she's actually based in Topeka. She had an abortion when she was 17 and now counsels women and men after they have abortions. She is supporting this bill, as we all should. Contact your rep and ask them to support it.

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Domestic partnership laws in Kansas

Tomorrow the state House of Reps will have floor debate in the Kansas House on HB2299, Rep. Lance Kinzer's bill that would stop local units of government from establising domestic partnership laws. It would also invalidate the existing Lawrence ordinance. This is a bill that needs your support and your phone calls to your own rep.

Kinzer says "Domestic relations is an area of the law traditionally reserved to the State. State laws define marriage, and govern matters such as divorce and child custody. It has not traditionally been the practice in Kansas to allow local governments to develop their own ordinances and resolutions in these areas. Indeed, the entirety of Chapter 23 of the Kansas Statutes is dedicated to setting forth uniform laws for the governance of domestic relations in Kansas."


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Huckaboom

It was pretty awesome that Huckabee blew McCain out here in Kansas. That was a boomlet if nothing else. Sure, unless McCain melts down and says something outrageously stupid he's going to be the GOP nominee, but Kansas told him what we thought anyway. Bwah ha ha ha.

I enjoyed his stump speech in Topeka. He's very down to earth. I hope he has a big role to play in shaping the future of the GOP. He has earned it more than anyone else.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Change of Huckabee venue

Huckabee will be at the Ramada at 3:30 in Topeka, rather than US Bank.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

Porn shop case in Abilene moves along to SCOTUS

THE FOUR YEAR LONG ABILENE KANSAS vs. THE “LIONS DEN” PORN SHOP COURT BATTLE IS MOVING TOWARDS A DECISION BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT! All of small town Americas ability to regulate porn shops and strip clubs especially along the US interstate system is at stake.


Huckabee Coming to Kansas

Mike Huckabee is coming to Kansas on Friday!

Friday, February 8, 2008

8:00 AM Rally

Olathe, Kansas

Mid-America Nazarene University, Bell Cultural Events Center

2030 E. College Way

Olathe, KS 66062-1899

11:00 AM Rally

Wichita, Kansas

Colonel James Jabara Airport

3512 N. Webb Road

Wichita, KS 67226

3:30 PM Rally

Topeka, Kansas

US Bank Building

800 SW Kansas Avenue.

Topeka, KS

6:00 PM Rally

Garden City, Kansas

Clarion Inn Hotel

1911 E Kansas Ave
Garden City, KS 67846

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

GOP Candidates Coming to Kansas?

Considering I'm still not 100% sure of what I'll do at the GOP caucus on Saturday, I'd sure like for a candidate to show up and convince me.

This report indicates they're going to Wichita. I haven't heard anything about them coming to Topeka.

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Brownbacks backing of McCain

Here's the email letter I received from our dear Senator Sam Brownback on his support for John McCain:

Dear Friend:

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I know how important it is for our president to appoint men and women to the court who will not legislate from the bench.

We've seen the consequences of overreaching judges who have created a right to same-sex marriage and even a right to abortion.

The presidential election will determine nothing less than the future of the Supreme Court. We can go from being one justice away from overturning Roe v. Wade to being two or even three justices away. There are also so many other important issues in front of the court- property rights, the Second Amendment, faith in the public square - just to name a few.

I have fought these battles in the Senate with John McCain. He is no recent convert to the cause - John McCain is a consistent conservative you can trust. John McCain and I stood side-by-side to confirm John Roberts and Sam Alito to the Court, and I know that as president, John McCain will appoint justices with a strict constructionist view of the Constitution.

When I raised my concerns at the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court in 2005, few other Republican Senators would join me at that critical time. John McCain was one of them.

John McCain knows that among a president's most lasting legacies are the men and women he appoints to the courts. John McCain knows that we must have judges committed to interpreting the law, not creating it. A sampling of the names McCain supported for confirmation to the federal bench are as follows: Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Miguel Estrada, Charles Pickering, Janice Rogers Brown, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito. This record of supporting conservative judges speaks for itself.

John McCain made his first major speech after the midterm election losses to The Federalist Society on November 16, 2006. Commenting on the recent election losses suffered by the Republican Party, McCain stated:

"Nor do I believe Americans rejected our values and governing philosophy. On the contrary, I think they rejected us because they felt we had come to value our incumbency over our principles, and partisanship, from both parties, was no longer a contest of ideas, but an ever cruder and uncivil brawl over the spoils of power... The genius of our founding fathers wasn't that they were better people than those who came before them; it's that they realized precisely that they did not have a greater claim to virtue, and that the people who followed them weren't likely to be any more virtuous than they were. That critical insight led them to realize something important about power: if its exercise isn't limited, it will become absolute.

"Power always tries to expand. It's a law of nature, of human nature... Why has the appointment of judges become such a flashpoint of controversy in the past twenty years or so? When you understand our system in the way I've just described, when you see the wisdom in it and the humility it requires of public servants, it's easy enough to understand why we are so concerned that the judges we appoint share that understanding of the nature and limits of power."

During my campaign for president last year, I expressed my deep concern that America is becoming a less democratic nation as unelected judges dictate more and more of our nation's laws and social policy.

I have talked at length with John McCain about these issues, and he not only shares this concern but has actively promoted a conservative view for the judiciary and the nominees we need to get confirmed and onto the bench.

Not only does John McCain stand strong on the issues, but he can win in November. More so than any other Republican candidate, the polls show that John McCain can beat Hillary or Obama in the general election.

I am proud to support John McCain for President, and I urge you to stand with me to send Senator McCain to the White House. John McCain will help us bring to an end to the federal courts' sad chapter of judicial activism.


Sen. Sam Brownback, Co-Chairman
McCain for President Judicial Advisory Committee

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Tiller finally takes a hit

From Last week, the judge presiding over the Wichita grand jury investigating abortionist George Tiller ruled Friday that Tiller must hand over records that the grand jury subpoenaed in its investigation into the legality of some of Tiller's late-term abortions. The ruling is a severe set-back for Tiller who has so far refused to surrender the documents required by the state to monitor compliance with Kansas law.

It's good news, finally, that Tiller must show his cards so that perhaps the light can be turned on his illegal actions. It's bad enough to be an abortionist who makes a living killing babies LEGALLY. To push the envelope to even kill the babes that Kansas' loosy-goosy laws don't allow is atrocious.

Let's continue to pray that through the legal channels, he will be exposed for what he is and his practice will be shut down.

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