Thursday, February 26, 2009


During the show, the congressman said he'd started a facebook page... here it is.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter, an unwed mother, has spoken out against teenage pregnancy, but says her famous mother's advocacy of abstinence is unrealistic.

Bristol Palin's pregnancy became a US presidential election campaign talking point last year after her mother was announced as Republican candidate John McCain's running mate.

Bristol Palin gave birth to a baby boy named Tripp in December.

Speaking about the birth to Fox News, Ms Palin said she now hoped to become an advocate against teenage pregnancy.

''Everyone should wait 10 years,'' Ms Palin said.

''I hope people learn from my story It's so much easier if you're married, have a house and career. It's not a situation you want to strive for.

''I'd love to be an advocate to prevent teen pregnancy. Kids should just wait. It's not glamorous at all,'' she said.

However, Ms Palin acknowledged that abstinence was ''not realistic at all''.

Ms Palin said her son brought her so much joy that she had no regrets about having him.

She is engaged to the baby's father, Levi Johnston, and said her fiance saw their son every day.

''He's a really hands-on dad,'' she said.

''He's just in love with him as much as I am.''

Ms Palin said telling her parents she was pregnant was ''harder than labour''.

Mr Johnston and her best friend went with her to break the news.

''I was just so sick to my stomach. And so, finally, my best friend just, like, blurted it out,'' she said.

Ms Palin also said it bothered her to hear that many people thought her mother was making her have the baby, when it was her own choice.

Sarah Palin also appeared in the interview, recorded in Fairbanks, Alaska.

She said she was proud of her daughter, ''Wanting to take on an advocacy role and, you know, just let other girls know that this is it's not the most ideal situation, but certainly, make the most of it.

''And Bristol is a strong and bold young woman and she is an amazing mom. And this little baby is very lucky to have her as a mama. He's going to be just fine.''

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Holding Barack Obama accountable in Denver
Posted by admin on February 16, 2009

Americans for Prosperity in Colorado will be holding an event to put light on the theft bill–also known as the “stimulus” bill or the so-called American Reinvestment and Recovery Act–he will be signing in Denver on this Tuesday, February 17 between noon and 3pm.

12:00 noon, Denver, Colorado
West Steps of the State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Ave
Join hundreds of activists gathering to tell Barak Obama, “You Don’t Know Stimulus”

Confirmed attendees are as follows:

Jim Pfaff, State Director of Americans for Prosperity in Colorado; several state legislators
Dick Wadhams, Colorado Republican Committee Chairman
Jon Caldara, President, Independence Institute
Michelle Malkin FOX News Contributor and founder of and
State Senator Josh Penry
Other state legislators.

We will be holding an event nearby at a yet to be determined location at approximately 12:15pm that same day. We will have details shortly, but if you would like to be informed about this important demonstration of force to show Obama to say to him, “You Don’t Know Stimulus,” go to the Americans for Prosperity webpage by clicking here. You will receive an email midday with details.

Many of you have already signed up at to petition Congress to oppose this over-the-top spending package. Now we have a chance to show Barack Obama that we stand for real stimulus that includes tax relief and incentives for business which isn’t a payoff to liberal special interests.

If you have questions, you can also email us at

Monday, February 16, 2009


Deaths in Jonestown
Main article: Jonestown
Later that same day, 909 inhabitants of Jonestown,[91] 276 of them children, died of apparent cyanide poisoning, mostly in and around a pavilion.[92] This resulted in the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the September 11, 2001 attacks.[93] No video was taken during the mass suicide, though the FBI did recover a 45 minute audio recording of the suicide in progress.[94]

On that tape, Jones tells Temple members that the Soviet Union, with whom the Temple had been negotiating a potential exodus for months, would not take them after the Temple had murdered Ryan and four others at a nearby airstrip.[94] The reason given by Jones to commit suicide was consistent with his previously stated conspiracy theories of intelligence organizations allegedly conspiring against the Temple, that men would "parachute in here on us," "shoot some of our innocent babies" and "they'll torture our children, they'll torture some of our people here, they'll torture our seniors."[94] Parroting Jones' prior statements that hostile forces would convert captured children to fascism, one temple member states "the ones that they take captured, they're gonna just let them grow up and be dummies."[94]

Christine Miller
Aftermath - Jim Jones pavilion chair and signGiven that reasoning, Jones and several members argued that the group should commit "revolutionary suicide" by drinking cyanide-laced grape flavored Flavor Aid (often misidentified as Kool-Aid) along with a sedative.[94] One member, Christine Miller, dissents toward the beginning of the tape.[94] When members apparently cried, Jones counseled "Stop this hysterics. This is not the way for people who are Socialists or Communists to die. No way for us to die. We must die with some dignity."[94] Jones can be heard saying, "Don't be afraid to die," that death is "just stepping over into another plane" and that "[death is] a friend."[94] At the end of the tape, Jones concludes: "We didn't commit suicide, we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world."[94] According to escaping Temple members, children were given the drink first and families were told to lie down together.[95] Mass suicide had been previously discussed in simulated events called "White Nights" on a regular basis.[79][96] During at least one such prior White Night, members drank liquid that Jones falsely told them was poison.[79][96]

Jones was found dead in a deck chair with a gunshot wound to his head that Guyanese coroner Cyrill Mootoo stated was consistent with a self-inflicted gun wound.[97] However, Jones' son Stephan believes his father may have directed someone else to shoot him.[98] An autopsy of Jones' body also showed levels of the barbiturate Pentobarbital which may have been lethal to humans who had not developed physiological tolerance.[99] Jones' drug usage (including LSD and marijuana experimentation) was confirmed by his son, Stephan, and Jones' doctor in San Francisco.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey

Commentary by Betsy McCaughey

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy.

Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.

Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).

The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.

New Penalties

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.

The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

Elderly Hardest Hit

Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.

Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).

The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye. It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision.

Hidden Provisions

If the Obama administration’s economic stimulus bill passes the Senate in its current form, seniors in the U.S. will face similar rationing. Defenders of the system say that individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.

The stimulus bill will affect every part of health care, from medical and nursing education, to how patients are treated and how much hospitals get paid. The bill allocates more funding for this bureaucracy than for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force combined (90-92, 174-177, 181).

Hiding health legislation in a stimulus bill is intentional. Daschle supported the Clinton administration’s health-care overhaul in 1994, and attributed its failure to debate and delay. A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition. “If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it,” he said. “The issue is too important to be stalled by Senate protocol.”

More Scrutiny Needed

On Friday, President Obama called it “inexcusable and irresponsible” for senators to delay passing the stimulus bill. In truth, this bill needs more scrutiny.

The health-care industry is the largest employer in the U.S. It produces almost 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. Yet the bill treats health care the way European governments do: as a cost problem instead of a growth industry. Imagine limiting growth and innovation in the electronics or auto industry during this downturn. This stimulus is dangerous to your health and the economy.

(Betsy McCaughey is former lieutenant governor of New York and is an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The opinions expressed are her own.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I enjoy talking to people. Can you tell? I actually even enjoying listening to people, although I must admit on some days (depending on how much coffee I have had)I do more talking than listening. But I really do enjoy meeting people. So here's the offer. If your group (church, vets, community, etc) is interested in having me come talk to you during your next meeting let me know. I've done breakfast and lunch meetings and can talk about everything from politics to history. I'm happy to explain the behind the scenes in radio (10 years as a talkshow host and anchor)televison (7 years as an anchor and reporter) law (7 years as a trial attorney)or documentary film maker (several awards and film festivals including Cannes). I can talk about changing careers (see above)and making your dreams happen. I am also happy to talk about the non-profit that I work with that video tapes the stories of World War II veterans (about 250 so far). See the website for If you are interested please e-mail me at or call me at the station right after I finish the morning talkshow. All the best. Richard

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This is what i will betalking about on Wednesday. Who in the world would think this is a good idea? Putting people who are here illegally on the same footing as your children... and does Romer consider that this will make Colorado more attractive to illegals. Just when are the people in Colorado going to say enough is enough??? well one Coloradan will say just that Wednesay at 9:00.... me.

DENVER (AP) — A state lawmaker trying to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants says his bill would help Colorado become an economic success.

Denver Democratic Sen. Chris Romer said the lower cost of in-state tuition should be an incentive for students in the country illegally who are struggling to afford college. He said their success would help build Colorado's economy in the future.

"I firmly believe we shouldn't punish children for the decisions of adults," Romer told KWGN-TV. "These are exactly the kids we want to incentivize to work hard, stay in school, not drop out, and help us build a great econonmy for Colorado."

But Republicans who oppose Romer's proposal say it would be a snub of federal immigration law. Republican Broomfield Sen. Shawn Mitchell said the bill could put Colorado in a legal tangle with federal officials and taxpayers would foot the bill in court.

"Any time you try to do something drastic like this, that is, or may be, at odds with federal law, you're promising yourself a court headache and extensive, expensive litigation," Mitchell said.

Although he lacks support from Republicans at the Capitol, Romer said business leaders around the state support his measure, including Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort. Monfort is also chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees.

In-state tuition in Colorado could cost about $2,340, as opposed to $7,040 for out of state students.

Public schools from kindergarten through high school are required under federal law to educate all children regardless of their immigration status.

Under Romer's proposal, undocumented students would qualify for in-state tuition if they earned their GED or graduated from a Colorado high school in the past five years.