This administration says, with the mandate, “you’ll do what we tell you whether you like it or not, whether it offends your conscience or not.– Gov. Mitch Daniels on CNN this morning (2.19.12). Then the HHS mandate isn’t about contraception or “women’s health” after all?
People are finally getting the message that the brouhaha between ObamaCare and the Catholic bishops was not about contraception - even if it was part of the plan to change the political subject from Republicans against abortion to Republicans against contraception. (Anyone remember the head-scratcher debate question posed by Clinton operative George Stephanopolos to Mitt Romney?) No, the dispute was about the fundamental issue of ObamaRule: nothing can be permitted to come between the people and the government, not the Catholic Church (or any other religious movement) and certainly not parents, who have been misguided when they thought they have a role in raising their own children.
Example of the week: the brouhaha in North Carolina about the pre-schooler whose home-made lunch (Turkey sandwich and banana) was replace by a Federal Ag. Dept. worker with three chicken nuggets - which were served by the public school and therefore deemed more nutricious. (http://bit.ly/A7i2xR) And if that wasn’t enough, meet Audrey Rowe. She’s the Federal government worker who is on a nationwide tour to visit public school cafeterias and advise how to make lunches more tasty. (http://bit.ly/xGHHJa)
If this isn’t an argument for homeschooling, it’s hard to see why not.
President Obama’s recent invasion of the Bill of Rights (abridgement of freedom of worship) is only the latest example of the “new despotism” of his regime. Time to reawaken America. http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_rising_fever_of_despotism.html
From: White House Press Office
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 6:01 PM
Subject: Readout of the President’s Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2012
Readout of the President’s Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan
President Obama met today with his national security team as a part of his regular meetings on Afghanistan and Pakistan. The President received an update on our engagement with the Pakistani Government on a range of issues of mutual interest, including efforts to strengthen cooperation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The President also received an update on Afghanistan, including the building of capable Afghan security forces, our support for an Afghan-led reconciliation process, and our efforts to build a long-term, strategic partnership between the United States and Afghanistan. Finally, the President received an update on preparations for the NATO Summit in Chicago, where we will further define the ongoing transition to Afghan-lead [sic] security and NATO’s commitment to the future of Afghanistan as agreed to at the 2010 NATO Summit in Lisbon.
I will not stop fighting for our conservative causes. I ran because I believed our issues needed to be talked about and I am glad that the issues we brought to the debate have been at the center of the discussion. And, I’m not done… With your help and support, I am announcing I will seek re-election to Congress in Minnesota. I am more determined than ever that President Obama be defeated and that we overturn the devastating legislation that has been forced upon the American people.– Rep. Michele Bachmann, looking better and better in retrospect, as a presidential candidate who does know the language of conservatism, and who can articulate our kind of solutions.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that New Trier’s administration is looking at supplying some students with IPads - not just in the classroom but for their 24/7 personal use as well. With this technology solution in hand, now they just have to come up with a curriculum need to match. Maybe they should check with Wilmette District 39, which recently purchased IPads for fifth graders. Guess the North Shore parents aren’t 1%enough to afford IPads for their kids, so the cost will be redistributed to all the taxpayers in New Trier Township.
Illinois State Rep. Daniel Biss (D) (and current candidate for State Senate in the 9th District) is the poster boy for the Illinois union-muscled political frat that has brought us 1) crushing taxes, 2) fiscal insolvency and 3) pension fund obligations that are absolutely over-whelming. Guess a summa degree from Harvard in math doesn’t translate into anything resembling common sense.
For a good laugh, check out Biss’ Wikipedia entry:
"Prior to running for State Representative, Biss was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. He published several papers about Grassmannian manifolds in prestigious journals, including the Annals of Mathematics, that later were discovered to contain a flaw which rendered the proofs invalid. By this point Biss was working on other research areas, and so his collaborator Laura Anderson (who was working on this topic) took charge of fixing the mistake. When the flaw was unable to be corrected, Nikolai Mnev, a Russian mathematician who had independently discovered the error and had been corresponding with Anderson (and had previously collaborated with Anderson), publicized the error. In 2008 (by which time he had gone into politics and was no longer a practicing mathematician), Biss issued retractions to the journals, which were subsequently published."
According to a 2008 Political Courage Test, Daniel Biss supports carbon emissions limits. Biss is pro-choice, supporting legal abortion. He supports allowing illegal immigrant high school graduates to pay in-state tuition at public universities, as well as state funding to raise the salaries of teachers. He received rating F by the NRA in 2010. Biss is a supporter of labor unions and has received $20,000 from AFSCME, the second largest donation to a state legislator.