Thursday, October 30, 2008

1948 and 2008 Elections Eeerily Similiar?

The election of 1948 has been deemed the greatest upset in American presidential races. Incumbent President Harry Truman, a Democrat, trailed by double digits entering into the final days of the race to challenger Governor George Dewey, Republican governor of New York.

Truman won by nearly 5 points and won over 300 electoral votes.

Could a repeat happen in 2008?

Here's more on the election of 1948.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ritter To Be Sued Over Abortion Contracts

Oops. Did the Governor break the law to refund his political masters?

More below...

Lawsuit challenges $18 million in contractsawarded to Colo. abortionistsADF attorneys and allied attorneys file suit asking court to cancel illegal state contracts

DENVER — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys and allied attorneys filed suit Wednesday, asking a Colorado court to cancel $18 million in illegal state contracts awarded over the last year to a Planned Parenthood affiliate and a Boulder abortion provider.“Public officials cannot toss aside the democratic process and the rule of law,” said lead counsel and ADF-allied attorney Barry Arrington of the Arvada law firm Arrington & Associates, P.C. “The governor and other state officials are not at liberty to ignore the will of the people on this matter. Colorado voters amended the state constitution to prohibit tax dollar subsidies to abortion providers.”The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Colorado taxpayer Mark Hotaling, contends that five contracts which Gov. Bill Ritter and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Jim Martin, awarded to two abortion providers unconstitutionally use taxpayer funds to subsidize abortion.In 1984, Colorado voters approved the Abortion Funding Prohibition Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, which prohibits the direct or indirect use of public funds to pay for abortion. In 2001, the Health Department, under then-Executive Director Jane Norton, conducted an audit of the operations of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood and its affiliate Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Services Corporation. The department ended funding for Planned Parenthood after finding that it indirectly subsidized the abortion operations of its subsidiary.Under Ritter and Martin, however, the department disregarded the ruling and awarded five funding contracts to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Services Corporation and Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, which both provide abortions. The funding of their abortion operations is in direct violation of the Abortion Funding Prohibition Amendment.The lawsuit asks the court to declare that the contracts violate the Colorado Constitution and to prohibit the Colorado Department of Health from awarding further contracts to the two abortion providers.“The people of Colorado felt strongly that no taxpayer should be forced to pay for a procedure that takes innocent human life, so they amended the state constitution to put a stop to it,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Steven H. Aden. “Apparently, Gov. Ritter felt so strongly to the contrary that he was willing to ignore the law and circumvent the will of the people to impose public funding for abortion on demand.”The complaint filed with the District Court for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, in Hotaling v. Ritter is available at

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Homosexual "Marriage" Flourishes Under An Obama Presidency

I don't like to be Chicken Little and cry out that the sky will fall.

But, the fact of the matter remains that an Obama presidency will usher in an era of unprecedented social liberalism the like that this nation has never seen before.

Here's another case in point. Obama has publicly endorsed efforts to expand homosexual marriage. Despite the outright false statements by his Vice-Presidential running mate (maybe Biden hasn't read the fine print yet), an Obama presidency will be ground-zero for homosexual marriage activists.

Its already rolling in California. Here are the details from our friends at Family Research Council....PS-Your vote matters in three weeks.

Homosexuals Having a Field Day with CA Schools
"It really is what we call a teachable moment," argued Liz Jaroflow, the interim director of a local California charter school. This is how she and other administrators rationalize the decision to take a class of impressionable first graders on a field trip to their teachers' lesbian "wedding." At the suggestion of a parent, Jaroflow herded the five- and six-year-olds onto a bus during school hours last Friday and surprised Erin Carder and Kerri McCoy at City Hall. Now the unorthodox excursion is putting San Francisco's school district at the center of a national debate on counterfeit marriage. When asked what educational value the trip had, Jaroflow pointed to the "historical significance of same-sex marriage" and "civil rights." "...[I]t's not controversial..." she told reporters. "It's certainly an issue I would be willing to put my job on the line for." Whether or not the district will ask her to do so is unclear. According to the Chronicle, Jaroflow did ask for parents' permission, and two families opted out. Across California, however, voters are in disbelief. The trip, a disgraceful abuse of school time, is just a preview of the indoctrination to come if Proposition 8 fails. Ironically, this happened just days after "No on 8" launched ads last week claiming same-sex "marriage" would not be taught in schools, no matter what the outcome on November 4. Not only will it be taught, it's obvious that the lessons are already underway!

Freedom of Choice Act To Be Law Under Obama

If Barack Obama becomes the next President, more unborn babies will die.

Obama and his abortionist congressional allies will quickly pass the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).

This is the most radical piece of pro-abortion legislation ever considered by our nation. The details are chilling.

Here is a good synopsis of FOCA.

The entire text is listed below...

What FOCA Would Do:
All sides in the abortion fight agree, if FOCA were to pass both chambers of Congress and be signed by a pro-abortion President, it would, among other effects, provide for taxpayer-funded abortion on demand even late in pregnancy, grant abortionists immunity from legal action, allow abortionists the discretion to perform abortions on minors without notifying a parent, and deny health care workers the right to refuse to make abortion referrals as a matter of conscience.
"The legislation (FOCA) would invalidate existing and future laws that interfere with or discriminate against the exercise of the rights protected . It also would provide an individual aggrieved by a violation of the act a private right of civil action in order to obtain appropriate relie f" - Planned Parenthood website.
"As a general matter, if FOCA were enacted, it would wipe out a very large number of existing state laws on abortion, substantially impede the ability of states to regulate abortion, and override nearly 40 years of jurisprudential experience on the subject of abortion." - USCCB Memorandum on FOCA
FOCA would automatically overturn state abortion reporting requirements in all 50 states, 44 states' laws concerning parental involvement, 40 states' laws on restricting later-term abortions, 46 states' conscience protection laws for individual health care providers, 27 states' conscience protection laws for institutions, 38 states' bans on partial-birth abortions, 33 states' laws on requiring counseling before an abortion, and 16 states' laws concerning ultrasounds before an abortion.
FOCA seeks to eliminate any civil pro-life opposition in the public square:
"The bill would give women the right to file civil suits against any person or government agency that sought to limit their ability to get an abortion." - MSNBC Briefing Book: Issues '08.
Presumably this would not only include federal and state legislators who merely introduce legislation seeking restrictions on abortion but also against peaceful pro-lifers who pray and offer alternatives in front of abortion facilities.
FOCA-type legislation increases rates of abortion:
According to NARAL's web site, seven states ( California , Connecticut , Hawaii , Maine , Maryland , Nevada and Washington ) have legislation on the books similar to FOCA.
In Maryland , FOCA-type legislation has been on the books since 1991. According to Planned Parenthood's Alan Guttmacher Institute, the abortion rate in the United States DECREASED nine percent since 2000 to 19.4 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 2005. By contrast, the state of Maryland in 2005 produced a rate of 31.5 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age, an INCREASE of eight percent since 1991.
Other states with similar FOCA laws on the books show abortion rates larger than the national average of 19.4 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age:
California has a rate of 27.1 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age. Abortions in California represent 17.3 of all abortions in the United States .
Connecticut has a rate of 23.6 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age. The rate has increased 12% since 2000, when it was 21.1 abortions per 1,000 women.
Hawaii has a rate of 21.8 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age.
Nevada 's rate is 27.0 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

"Flipper Bill" Ritter Wrong Again on Life.

C'mon Guv.

When you ran for election in 2006, you touted yourself as a pro-life Catholic Democrat, who valued the sanctity of life.

Yet on Tuesday, you aligned yourself with the abortion crowd, cronies and rationalizers. The issue at hand-Amendment 48, which simply states that life begins at conception.

Here's the link to yesterday's story.

What I don't understand today is how a "pro-life' Catholic can oppose this amendment?

Maybe you haven't been totally honest with us. Or maybe you have made a political calculation-that forgiveness will be extended to you by the pro-lifers, whereas your leftist political masters (such as Planned Parenthood who funded your election) would take you to task in your re-election bid in 2010?

Next time be honest about your beliefs.

Either way, its time to call you Flipper Bill.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Fresh Pickings from Canada on Same-Sex Marriage

Word is in from our northern cousins on the Canadian experiment with same-sex marriage. And its not pretty.

These new rights have spawned a wave of intolerance and oppression against any dissent.

Read here about the current Canadian experiment with same-sex marriages.

The Truth About the Financial Crisis

The truth hurts.

For days now, Democrat revisionists have laid the blame for the financial crisis at the feet of the Bush Administration.

But their charges are untrue. Maybe they just forgot the truth.

Interestingly, an article in the New York Times dated September 30, 1999 sheds light on this current darkness.

Here it is.