Friday Roundup

I am going to Anaconda for October Fest tomorrow, so I am going to run a list of stories in this post.

Washington Times

The House Sept. 29 passed Republican-backed legislation overhauling the Endangered Species Act that includes a provision requiring the government to compensate landowners whose property is confiscated to protect animals.


AMERICAN Group Builds Playgrounds in Cuba

Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
HAVANA — A group of Americans has found a unique way to work in Cuba despite
tough US restrictions on travel to the communist-run island: building
playgrounds …

Air America’s Malloy vs. Blogs For Bush’s Noonan

From the depths of the unlistened to broadcasts of Air America comes a call to arms against the political right. Air America host Mike Malloy urged that listeners “beat the crap” out of conservatives, and specifically advocated the use of violence against conservative blogger Mark Noonan, of Blogs For Bush and GOP Bloggers.

What would drive a member of the political party that prides itself for its “tolerance?” Mark Noonan’s piece Do the Democrats Want a Civil War?, where amongst other things, he says the following:

LIBERALS giving chaos a chance

Gwinnett Daily Post – Griffin,GA,USA
… developing nuclear weapons. Iran is already harboring and funding al-Qaeda
terrorists, so you can do the math on this scenario.

BUSH corners the mullahs

WorldNetDaily – Grants Pass,OR,USA
… John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, testified to the House International
Relations Committee on Wednesday of this week that now Iran has a choice
to make …


HOUSE Modernizes the Endangered Species Act

Southwest Nebraska News – NE,USA
… DC- Nebraska Third District Representative Tom Osborne voted with the
House today in favor of HR 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species
Recovery Act (TESRA …

Bennettâs Words Used to Tar Republicans

(CNSNews.com) â Recent attempts to change African-Americans’ perceptions about the Republican Party have taken a hit in recent weeks. Most recently, comments made by conservative Republican Bill Bennett are being held up as a reflection of Republicans’ alleged racial insensitivity…

AIR America Radio grounded by WHAT-AM

philly.com – Philadelphia,PA,USA
Al Franken and Randi Rhodes are getting the boot from Philadelphia airwaves,
as WHAT-AM (1340) is pulling off programming from Air America, the liberal
talk …

Bolton Fears Loss Of Momentum To Fix U.N.

Washington Times
U.S. Ambassador John R. Bolton has told Congress that momentum to reform the United Nations will stall unless the world body moves ahead quickly with plans not addressed at a recent summit.

PETA Pays The Homeless To Campaign Against KFC

Brand Republic
The animal “rights” group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is paying homeless people in London 5 an hour to keep customers out of KFC restaurants.

The Scofflaw Swimmer

Wall Street journal
“It is the government`s job to warn and inform. That`s what we have the National Weather Service for. It is not government`s job to command and control and make microdecisions about the lives of people who want to do it their own way,” writes Peggy Noonan. “We are losing the balance between the rights of the individual and the needs and demands of the state. Again, this is not new. It`s a long slide that`s been going on for a long time. But Katrina and Rita seemed to make the slide deeper.”

The Left Nips At Hillary

The Hill
Right after Election Day in November 2004, Bill and Hillary Clinton seemed to have reached certain conclusions. They appear to have decided that Hillary needed to stress religious values, hew to a hawkish position on the war on terrorism, remain steadfast in her support for the Iraq war and move to the center on a variety of issues, painting herself as a moderate. But circumstances have changed.

New Russian Ballistic Missiles Are ‘Unrivaled,’ Putin Says

Moscow (CNSNews.com) â The Kremlin hopes new weapons systems, including a sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missile successfully tested this week, will help restore Russiaâs geopolitical prominence…

Washington Post

We are very pleased to announce that Governor Pataki has announced
the removal of the International Freedom Center (IFC) from Ground
Zero.

John Roberts has officially been sworn in. Political Teen has the video. Stop The ACLU has more on the topic.

Have a good weekend!

ACLU Frets Supreme Court Changes

From an article in The Kentucky Post:

Pending changes on the U.S. Supreme Court threaten to undo decades of civil rights legislation and court rulings, the national president of the American Civil Liberties Union said.

Nadine Strossen, speaking in Louisville Saturday at the annual Bill of Rights Dinner, said the Bush administration could replace moderate swing voter Sandra Day O’Connor on the high court with someone more conservative.

That shows that the ACLU’s legal victories never stay won, Strossen said as the Kentucky ACLU celebrated its 50th anniversary. “With her departure, (abortion rights) are yet again imperiled,” Strossen said. “The Supreme Court has already agreed to hear an abortion case during its next term.”

Strossen, a law professor at New York Law School, also said ACLU court victories barring state sponsorship of religion also could be in danger.

“These issues have something in common with each other, and also something in common with other current civil-liberties controversies: freedom of speech, to death with dignity, to gay rights,” Strossen said. “They reflect concerted efforts by certain citizens’ groups and certain politicians to impose their own religious beliefs on the rest of us.”

There is some good news as far as I am concerned. Although the ACLU does do some good work, their left wing agenda is something to be scorned. It should not be news or surprising to people that they have a left wing agenda. After all it was founded by Roger Nash Baldwin, a self proclaimed communist. So, when I hear they are concerned in changes in the Supreme Court I want to celebrate.

The ACLU is against parental notification for minors having abortion.
The ACLU is for Sex instructional education for minors in public school.
The ACLU is for homosexual marriage.
The ACLU is against any Christian symbolism in the public square.
The ACLU is against the Pledge.
The ACLU is against the word God.
The ACLU is against public prayer, even in the form of a moment of silence.
The ACLU is for children’s rights over those of the parents.
The ACLU is for atheists and homosexuals in the Boy Scouts of America and now girls!
The ACLU States the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights does not provide for an individual’s right to bear arms. But that is the only Amendment in the Bill of Rights, it claims, is not for individuals.
The list goes on, so feel free to add to it.

From their own website:

We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.

Read between the lines. Although the ACLU does grab on to some good cases, here and there, their man function is to attack the American way of life.

The Left is communism. Many people buy into the lefts agenda that do not realize they are communist ideals; but that doesn’t change the facts. They are helping to move the communist agenda in this country.

A Summary of the Communist Manifesto:

1. Abolition of private property- burdensome property taxes?
2. Heavy “progressive” income tax- Tax the rich more than the poor. We have this already
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance- Estate tax
4. Confiscation of property of all emigrants and rebels- Taking of a criminal’s property with out due process.
5. Central Bank
6. Government control of communications & transportation- FCC, vehicle registration, taxation, and licensing
7. Government ownership of factories and agriculture- we do have government price fixing in agriculture
8. Government control of labor- labor unions were a tool used by the communists
9. Corporate farms, regional planning- Corporate farming has already begun, and zoning laws
10.Government control of education- public schools.

Also banning religion, gun confiscation, and destroying the family structure. Children belong to the state and parents have no rights or control over their children.

You can easily see that we are already communist light and the left’s agenda wishes to finish the job. The ACLU is just another tool of the communist party of the USA.

Bird Flu ‘Could Kill 150 Million People’

Interesting.

From an article in the BBC:

A flu pandemic could happen at any time and kill between 5-150 million people, a UN health official has warned.

David Nabarro, who is charged with co-ordinating responses to bird flu, said a mutation of the virus affecting Asia could trigger new outbreaks.

But the World Health Organisation has distanced itself from the figure.

The WHO spokesman on influenza, Dick Thompson, told a news conference in Geneva that the WHO’s official estimate of the number of people who could die was between two million and 7.4 million.

Bird flu has swept through poultry and wild birds in Asia since 2003.

It has killed huge numbers of birds and led to more than 60 human deaths.

“The consequences in terms of human life when the pandemic does start are going to be extraordinary and very damaging,” he said.

Because it has moved to wild migratory birds there is a possibility “that the first outbreak could happen even in Africa or in the Middle East”, he warned.

The comments came as agriculture ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) endorsed a three-year plan to combat the spread of the virus, and pledged $2m to fund research and training.

The appointment of Dr Nabarro is an indication of how seriously the UN is taking the threat, the BBC’s UN correspondent Suzannah Price says.

In his new role, he is meant to ensure the UN has a co-ordinated response to bird flu and that it helps global efforts to prepare for any human flu pandemic, our correspondent says.

Stop The ACLU Fundraiser

Stop The ACLU has now been approached by Newsmax with interest for an advertisment. Their cost is the same, but will reach more people. They still want to put an ad in the Washinton Times, but they would also love to have one with Newsmax. So, they will shoot for double the original goal, but once they reach the original goal, they will use it for the Washington Times.

The Blog Is Up!

The blog is now up on its new home. I am off to the range for some practice.

The Blog is Moving To a New Server

Until the domain pointer changes there will be no commenting, or new articles. I will inform you by posting a new article announcing its completion.

Frist Under Fire For Selling Controversial Stock

From an article in CNS News:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, under fire for selling millions of dollars of stock in the health care business founded by his family, issued a statement on Monday, telling the public “what I know and what I did.”

His explanation, however — that he was trying to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest — has not satisfied Democrat and liberal groups. They suggest that Frist used inside information to sell the stock, just one month before a poor earnings report sent the price down.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a liberal government watchdog group, has filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, alleging that Frist violated Senate ethics rules “by engaging in apparent insider trading and then attempting to cover it up.”

In June, Sen. Frist sold all of his, his wife’s and his children’s stock in Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), shortly before the stock price fell.

In the statement published on his website, Frist explained that when he was first elected to the Senate in 2000, he placed many of his investments, including his HCA stock, in blind trusts to avoid conflicts of interest, even though Senate rules did not require him to do so.

However, he said, because of continuing questions – “and looking ahead at my final years in the Senate and what might come next” — he wanted to “eliminate even the possibility of an appearance of a conflict by totally divesting of any HCA stock in my family’s trusts.”

Frist has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential contender in 2008.

Starting in mid-April, Frist said he worked with his own staff, outside counsel and Senate Ethic Committee staffers to find out if Senate rules allowed him to direct his trustees to sell any remaining HCA stock in his blind trusts.

Frist said he received “pre-approval” in mid-June from the Senate Ethics Committee – after which Frist “issued a letter directing my trustees to sell any remaining HCA stock in my family’s trusts.

“Now I am being asked to explain this decision. I understand that,” he wrote. “And I welcome it.

“An examination of the facts will demonstrate that I acted properly. I will cooperate with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to provide the information they need as quickly as possible.

“My only objective in selling the stock was to eliminate the appearance of a conflict of interest. I had no information about HCA or its performance that was not publicly available when I directed the trustees to sell the stock,” Frist said.

The liberal-leaning Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) has asked Congress to appoint an “independent observer” to ensure a “thorough, transparent inquiry” into Frist’s stock sale.

FTCR filed an ethics complaint last April asking the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Senator Frist for alleged conflict of interest in his advocacy of medical malpractice liability limits that would financially benefit HCA, which also owns the nation’s fourth largest malpractice insurer.

I don’t know what went on here, but I do see the bias in the media on this case. They constantly bring up, how could Frist sell a stock he didn’t know he owned. Well the above paragraph tells you how he knew, FTCR told him! They complained about his ownership of the stock in an ethics complaint. Frist asked permission of the ethics committee to sell his stock. He received the permission and then sold it. If he had insider information he would not have had that kind of time to act on it people. You need to move fast in the stock market on information before word leaks out. Obviously, this was a deliberate process Frist performed in selling his stock. I don’t buy this complaint. I think this is a case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t; being a Republican.

Doesn’t it seem odd to you that the Republican leadership is being attacked so intently? I say blow the lid off the whole congress! Let’s have an independent investigation into the ethics of the whole Congress. Now that would be a circus worth watching!

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