By Jonathan Tilove | Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 07:24 AM
Dallas Rep. says Texas must prove to the nation that the red mega-state can be governed not only conservatively but well.
Good morning Austin.
This is Rep. Dan Branch , R-Dallas, speaking at yesterday’s day-long Texas Conservative Roundtable Policymakers Conference at the Omni downtown.
“Michigan and Ohio were once great economic engines. If i were California I’d be very concerned about the direction of my state. I mean there’s a state that added congressional seats in every decennial census until this last time. Texas added four new congressional seats. No other state added four. No other state added three. Very few added two. We are the states that’s moving and therefore, as everyone pays attention to us, we beter be responsible with that and show that a conservative, red state, right-of-center state, can govern itself and can solve the issues of the day, the problems and challenges of the day.”
That set the tone for the conference, which began with opening remarks by House Speaker Joe Straus, who said conservatives must “recognize that a healthy business climate requires more than low taxes. The people of this state, young and old, urban and rural, want to know Texas will have the water, the roads and the workers that we will need in order to grow.”
There were panels on education, transportation, healthcare, the budget, water and energy. Branch, who chairs the House Higher Education Committee, and others on the education panel, recognized that Texas is a state in some peril.
Bill Hammond , president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business. “Unless we get this issue we’re discussing right, unfortunately Dr. (Steve) Murdock (Rice University demographer) will be right. He’s predicted that by 2040, 30 percent of adult Texans will lack a high school diploma unless we do a beter job of of educating our young people. That’s third world country territory for Texas … Our best educated are old people like me and that’s not good for our future.”
Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock , R-Killeen, co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance. “Unless we turn around the black student, the brown student, the poor white student, our future workforce is dismal.”
Branch said that on education, water, roads and power, Texas had to rise to the occasion.
“If we don’t succeed people will say, OK, you had low taxation, you had light regulation, but you failed in the most fundamental areas of limited government, you didn’t invest in infrastructure, you had a massive influx of people – 1,200 a day – and you failed to secure your future.”
It was hard to know exactly what to make of the Texas Conservative Roundtable, which is only about a year old. The lead organizer of yesterday’s conference was Chuck Hahn of Southlake, a Texan of relatively recent vintage who served as chief of staff to California State Senate Republican leader, Dave Cogdill.
AgendaWise last year traced some of its funding indirectly to Straus.
The conference had its corporate sponsors: BP America, ANGA, Pioneer Natural Resources USA, AT&T Services, the Texas Farm Bureau, Wagner Oil, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Hayden Oil & Gas and Gategreen Partners.
From Straus, who opened the day, to critical legislators like Branch, who peopled its panels, to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst , who closed the day, it had heavyweight participation. But to call attendance light would be generous. Never more than 50 and sometimes fewer than 20.
“The whole point of this is not to have an agenda but to have a conversation,” said Dallas attorney Brigham McCown , a member of the TCR board.
But, almost as soon as it was formed, TCR issued a legislative scorecard for the last session and, after it develops an agenda for this session based on conversations like yesterday’s, it will do the same for this session.
Gromer Jeffers reports in The Dallas Morning News that Branch is considering running for attorney general if Greg Abbott decides to seek another office.
“It’s not a burp; it’s barely a fart.”
That’s how California Gov. Jerry Brown dismissed Gov. RIck Perry’s California radio ads inviting California businesses to relocate to the greener pastures of Texas. The Dallas Morning News’ Wayne Slater reported that at media availability at a UPS distribution center Tuesday, Brown said the measly $24,000 radio ad buy, paid for by TexasOne, a public-private partnership, was too piddling to be taken seriously.
“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television. Then I’ll take them seriously,” said Brown.
Machine Gun Morgan
CNN host Piers Morgan, who backs an assault weapons ban, brought his show to a gun store in Katy, Texas, Monday night, where he tried firing a machine gun and interviewed Attorney General Greg Abbott , who, when asked why anyone would need such weaponry, answered: “The [Mexican] cartels and the drug dealers are crossing the border confronting ranchers on an ongoing basis in the state of Texas. They deserve, under the Second Amendment, to have the ability to meet force with force, which is what the Second Amendment guarantees. So these ranchers need to be able to protect themselves.”
On his Facebook page, Gov. Rick Perry , wrote that he and “all Texas law-abiding gun owners hope that Piers Morgan enjoyed Texas. He failed, however, to convince anyone that citizens should lose the ability to protect themselves and their families by having their 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms taken from them.” [......]
If you are, like me, for a long time in the dating scene looking for the right one, you might have experienced it all: From a few success stories to plenty of rejection and disappointment. And if you are, like me, not the whiner and complainer, or worst I-know-it-all-kind of-guy but rather the problem solver you might have looked for advice and found plenty of useless online dating advice from self-declared “Dating Guru’s” or worst even some woman who tried to tell you that you have to use seduction and be the bad guy to get you somewhere.
Also there is plenty of advice out there for woman but only a few advice books for man.
After reading Dr. Christie Hartman’s book “Changing your Game” I can assure any man to stop looking for false advice – THIS BOOK IS ALL YOU NEED.
What makes this book better than others even perfect
One thing I like about this book is that it is fascinating written. Even if you have a long work day and cannot read it all at once – the chapters are written in a form that you find yourself eager to see how it continues.
And on top of it, this is the kind of book that you DON’T want to put in a corner once you read it – ON A CONTRARY – whenever you find yourself in a difficult situation and look for advice all you need is this book to see what solutions are the best suitable for the situation.
This book also covers a broad spectrum of what a man wants and needs to know about woman and dating (conventional and online). Let’s face it though my old grand pappy used to say man can never understand woman, or some guys think they know it all – this is nonsense; just as it is nonsense that all woman “tick” equally. Women just like man are individually only their genetic programing is similar and in order to become more successful one needs to understand the basics.
Another reason why this book is fascinating written for me – most psychologists use language that is far beyond understanding and in “Doctors language” makes you constantly feel like you are dumber than the rest – NOT THIS ONE.
Dr. Hartman uses some clear language, easy to understand, reject the overuse of psychological loanwords and uses examples out of life and sometimes out of her own experience.
She makes clear statements without the finger pointing. What she does is, in her own professional way she points out the facts without making a man feel like a moron.
This Book is perfect for every problem solver and those who want to learn how to solve their problems in dating and as a continuing reference book.
All this from a woman’s perspective without feeling the need to put man down and give you the impression that only bad guys get the girls. After reading her book now I know that even a good guy with old fashioned morals and manners can get the right woman (even hot ones) if he stops making the same mistake over and over but rather solve the problems.
And Dr. Hartman’s book is the perfect guideline for that.
Who should read this book:
Problem solvers of all kind: Now we man tend to think two dimensional and based on our profession (Lawyers like Lawyers, Engineers like Engineers) and tend to approach the problem solving in a way we work. “Changing your Game” however shows you different perspectives without making you feel like you suck. Just from the woman’s perspective based on real life examples and her own experience during her own dating time.
Complainers who are tired of complaining and finally want results, and learn how to solve the problem; and the problem is the man not the woman.
And last but not least Woman to understand the hassle man go through during dating and why they react how they react.
Like not all woman are the same not all man are the same and woman might want to know how to read a man and there is no better way to understand what man go through then getting it from THIS BOOK where Dr. Hartman gives man advice on how to deal with sometimes more and sometimes less difficult dating situations and more or less difficult woman situations.
At the same time every man should read Dr. Hartman’s book “It’s not Him, It’s YOU: the truth you may not want – but need – to Hear” to understand what woman go through when dating and get a better understanding.
What I don’t like about this book
It did not come out or brought to me 5 years ago I would be finally married by now and not have made so many mistakes.
This is a book I suggest for every guy out there who is in the dating field and sometimes gets really tired of it because of lack of success or he feels used.
This is a book every dater wants and needs to have and once he is finished Dating and caught in the blessing of a relationship and/or marriage this is a book he wants to pass on to his friends.
I DO STRONGLY SUGGEST THIS BOOK
Where do you find this book?
Also see and subscribe to her website and periodic Blog posts at: www.christiehartman.com
Once you get hooked to “Changing your game” (I did) you may also want to read
Dr. Christie Hartman, PhD in a nutshell:
Christie Hartman, a graduate of the University of Colorado is a behavioral scientist, dating expert and author of four dating Book (see above). She also appeared on national television, including “The today Show” and “Fox News Live” as well as on several local TV Shows.
© and Source – www.christiehartman.com
Written by Tom C. Lehner
© 2013 – All rights reserved – free to share and publish
Column written by Theresa Catalani
Starting at the end of 2012 with the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, it seems clear that America will jump from one fiscal crisis to another so long as Washington refuses to acknowledge its addiction to government spending. Like all addicts, they need to get beyond the denial stage before they (we all) hit rock bottom.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate at least seem to understand with their leader Mitch McConnell saying on ABC News, “The tax issue is behind us. Now, the question is what are we going to do about the real problem… Now it’s time to pivot and turn to the real issue, which is our spending addiction.”[....]
Theresa Catalani is a Nevada resident of 18 years and current Carson City resident. She volunteers in her spare time and is a local Precinct Captain. During the 2012 Presidential Election, Catalani Co-Managed the Northern Nevada Paid Voter Registration Program and Paid Walk Program under the direction of the Republican National Committee. During Nevada’s 2011 Special Election for Congress she worked as a Field Representative for the Nevada Republican Party.
Today Washington Post reported that President elect Obama wants to appoint Senator Chuck Hagel (Republican – Nebraska) as “Secretary of Defense” in his new cabinet.
I would like to point out two personal opinions first:
First is that I strongly believe that any calling from the United States Government is an honor and a privilege to serve this wonderful country and WE THE PEOPLE.
And on a second note is that I strongly believe Senator Hagel is an excellent choice and perfectly qualified for that job. He is an Army Veteran who served honorably as Sergeant in Vietnam in the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division and was awarded “Purple Heart”, “Army Commendation Medal”, “Vietnamese Gallantry Cross”, and “Combat Infantrymen Badge”.
And yet I think at this time he should NOT consider this calling.
When I posted the news on my social networks expressing my suspicion that this is more than a tactical move for political purpose by Obama, something he loves to do and something he became famous for the past 4 years, a Google Plus friend asked me following question:
“I suppose the question is: Do you do more good by calling him (Obama) out or by getting to where you have some say in how things go?”
That is a really good question here and here is my answer.
Let’s start with Mr. Obama himself
Obama is not really known to do what is right for the country or for the people nor does Obama care about anybody but Obama.
Fact is that Obama has three major construction sites ahead of him within the first 3 month of office.
The first one is the appointment of the replacement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. After losing UN Ambassador Suzanne Rice as his first choice now he ogle’s with Presidential Candidate John Kerry (D – MA). But Congress Republicans already announced that they will look closer into that and take their time.
The second one is that Obama still has a huge budget negotiation ahead and after the way he bossed the GOP congress around on the fiscal cliff deal, using Obama-Chicago-Style tactics of a mix of blackmail and fault accusations to get his will he knows that he has to give the GOP something in order to get them at least tries to work.
And the third one is his very own narcissist personality. Ever since he took office in 2009 he claims to be a Bi-Partisan President of all Americans. OK we all know that his is pure nonsense and he is an extreme partisan and extreme radical President who cares only about two things: Barrack Obama and his radical supporters.
And this is where Senator Hagel now comes into play and why I think he should reject that calling.
As of first his calling as defense secretary is not because Obama all over Sutton discovered his true love for bi-partisanship. NO – the reality is a “Washington-Style-Give-and-Take-Game. The Congress waves John Kerry through and Obama gives them Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary.
Second of allonly a fool thinks Chuck Hagel will survive more than 6 month maximum a year in office. He will be there as long as Obama needs him to establish three major agendas he wants to have within the next 6 month as law
- The rise of the debt ceiling
- Tougher gun laws
- Emigration reform
For all three he needs the congress in order not to get stuck on everlasting discussions. He knows that the Congress right now is just about to walk out and would not even give him the time of the day.
And third of all Obama did not discover his love affair for GOP appointees. This is nothing but a Tactical move and PR stunt for Obama something he is already famous for. He is all policy and politics.
By appointing Senator Hagel he can, once again publically effective point out his “Bi-partisanship” and Once again in the liberal biased Mainstream Media point the finger on the GOP and how stubborn they might be.
When my friend on Google Plus asked me if it would not better to have somebody on the inside to change things – here is the answer NO. Because Mr. Obama will make sure that Senator Hagel is nothing more than a puppet as long as he needs him.
Even the Senator, with all his experience, should know that he will fool himself if he thinks he can change something or work properly – Obama will not allow it.
Like I said Obama is nothing about America or professionalism or WE THE PEOPLE for Obama it is all about Obama and tactics.
And as soon as Obama got what he wants from the Congress Senator Hagel will be replaced by a Democrat-Party-Loyal puppet.
And the honorable Senator will end his promising and long lasting career as a footnote. He lost his Senate seat where he could have made a difference and will be stropped as Defense Secretary.
If I could give the Senator some piece of Advice I would tell him: “Mr.: Senator Flips off Obama, show him the middle finger, tell him you are not that naïve and stay in the Senate and don’t allow this narcissist to use you, you deserve better.”
May God bless America and protect us from Obama
In the wake of the tragic Newtown, Connecticut Shooting leaving 20 innocent Children and 7 adults dead it is natural and understandable that grieving family members are on the search for answers and for somebody to put the blame respectively to put the blame on.
This is understand– and reproducible what is irreproducible even irresponsible is how the progressive left and especially President Obama and the left biased Media are exploiting this tragedy for their own political advantage in order to enforce their policy.
The search for those responsible
While the NRA showed their respect to the victims and family left behind not using this tragedy as platform to promote ideological policy the left radical gun-grabbers did exact the opposite. Like parasites they crawled out under their rocks and everybody seemed to have to say his 5 cents worth of comment on who is responsible.
Some say “The NRA (National Riffles Association)” has blood on their hands. Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.) even felt the need to attack Republican Governor Rick Perry calling him a “testosterone laden individual with blood on his hands” for supporting the Second Amendment.
The Connecticut Congressman seems to forget that he too swore an oath to the same constitution. Some say every Law-Abiding citizen in this country that owns a gun is responsible.
And let’s not forget Texans DO HAVE TESTOSTERON unlike those spineless exsanguinous liberal Democrats.
None of them handed a weapon over to Adam Lanza. Not Rick Perry, not I as Gun owner, not the NRA, not even the State of Connecticut.
Adma Lanza was the living proof that there is only a fine line between genius and insanity.
Truth is that the answer, though it is a complex accumulation of personal issues, divorce, health issues as well as mental issues and an irresponsible mother, is a lot simpler then the media would like.
Bottom line is that the only person that is responsible is Adam Lanza’s mother who knew he was mentally unstable and still feed the boy with violent War Games pushing his aggressively and not only encouraged him but gave him access to shoot firearms.
Fact is SHE was the only person responsible for this tragedy but since we can hold her accountable for anymore lets punish 20 Million Law abiding Gun-Owners of America.
During a press conference on December 21st 2012 the NRA Spokesman talked about, among others, the responsibility of Video games that lead to Adama Lanza becoming a violent individual.
And though the media immediately made their case calling this crazy and hammering the speaker for this remarks fact is that he was right.
If you ever tried those games once, I did once only to see what is really behind those games, they are so brutally realistic and during the game you can actually feel how your pulse rises and your become more and more aggressive.
Put this in combination with shooting firearms, mental problems, feeling like an outcast and a mother that encourages you maybe even pushing the blames for her failed marriage on the kid and the father and you have a time bomb right in hand.
But why does the Democratic caucus and Media not want to recognize the Violence of Video games and Movies as part of the responsibility – SELFISHNESS – FOR THE MONEY.
Politics, the Media and Money
President Obama claims that he worries about our children and his coming efforts to tighten Gun Laws serve only this purpose. But why is he not going tough on Violent Video games as well. Most Psychologists agree that those games have a brutal and damaging impact on our children.
Most national and International Media say President Obama is now a lot more free in pushing Gun Laws because he is in his second term and cannot be re-elected.
But that is NOT true at all.
“After the election is before the election” and old saying states and though President Obama cannot be re-elected there is still the next mid-term election and the next presidential election where he needs to keep the way free for the coming candidate and the interest groups and financial supporters in line.
And the same counts for the Left biased media.
Have you noticed that TV-Commercials of Violent video games have not been taken off the air or out of the print media right after the Newtown shooting? Of course not, and ever wonder why?
Most of the Video games are developed in Silicon Valley California just like most movies come from Hollywood same State.
And those are not only the biggest Democrat contributors – no those are also the largest customers of advertisements in the Print and TV Media paying billions of Dollars every year to the Media.
A fool that thinks the Media will slaughter the hand that feeds him by attacking the same in search for responsibilities on Mass-Shootings.
And check the reports almost every Mass-Shooter in the past history has been a fan of violent Video games playing those games over several hours a day.
Politics – Bottom line is this: The entire Obama propaganda on “saving our children from those mean and evil guns in the world” is nothing but political trench warfare and diversion in order to destroy one of the traditionally largest contributor to the conservative party the GOP and weaken the same for a) the next election and b) for the fiscal cliff negotiation.
It is not rocket science to see that. If the GOP is busy standing their ground on Second Amendment rights the chances are they losen the fight on the fiscal cliff negotiations.
In the end what Obama and Biden want is a simple Washington Deal: We don’t go too hard on your gun rights (just a few minor adjustments we sell as bi-partisan effort) and you give us the Obama budget deal. – Or in my words preparation for blackmail.
An indecent sickening, and disgraceful Game – Washington Style game.
Media – And the media’s hype and war against America’s gun owners and the NRA is just the same – a diversion to avoid the American public might take a closer look and final attack on their largest customers the Video game producers and Hollywood elite.
Better attacking and making 20 Million Law Abiding Citizens with guns collectively responsible for the actions of one Person or in the case of Newton 2 people (the mother and her son) then taking a closer look at the own irresponsible behavior.
We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.
It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his action. (Ronald Reagan)
Left radical Activists – Of course they don’t want to hear about Video games as well, their own kids are the ones playing them and their, busy “career parents (we are too emancipated to be home staying moms and take care of our kids)” buy those games for their kids to keep them out of the way not having to actually care for them.
May God bless America
© 2012 by Tom Lehner
All Rights reserved
Today I watched the first Formula 1 car race in this year’s season. Many ask me why I like this so much. Well, the answer is pretty simple, It is a race, one-driver-against-another, but at the same time it is a team sport.
Every Team, let’s say Red Bull Racing who holds the current world championship, has two drivers in the field who compete against each other and both drivers also fight for the so called Team-Championship.
In every race the drivers collect points and also the team collects points for technical improvements based on placing’s of the drivers. So it is just normal that at a certain point, when it is obvious a certain driver can’t win the world championship anymore (based on the collected points) he takes one for the team, protects the leading racer, and keeps the competitors back no matter if he likes his team partner or not – for the team championship.
What does this have to do with politics you ask? Everything – A Presidential race is not much different. We are at a point in the race where some contenders can’t win and it is time to take one for the team.
We have 4 Racers in the challenge Santorum, Romney, Gingrich, and Paul and 1 Team the GOP, the problem right now is nobody wants to take one for the team.
And while GOP contenders are busy smearing one another, throwing dirt on one another, and fighting senseless trench warfare on one another Obama has an easy game.
For the sitting president this election is like a 90yard rush into the end zone, touchdown included, with no defensive line there to try and block him.
All he has needed to do is sit back and quietly plan his strategy, and thanks to the ridiculous amount of GOP Debates he knows perfectly well what their strategy is.
And not only that:
Obama also places laws prohibiting every citizen from protesting against him without GOP candidates even reacting.
Obama Mocks the GOP contenders on gasoline prices – with no backtalk whatsoever (Watch the YouTube Video here)
Sends his VP Joe Biden into election mode spreading the word that the GOP has no clue about the middle class (of course in front of a crowd where the dinner cost $ 10,000 a plate).
And the list just continues.
Voters and activists
In the 2010 Midterm election we all stood together, tall and united, knowing what was at stake.
But just like the candidates, the Voters are back where they were in 2008; everybody against everybody and no shoulder-to-shoulder standing whatsoever.
When I look at my network and read the comments I actually want to cry.
I can’t vote for Santorum because………..
I can’t vote for Romney because……..
I can’t Vote for Gingrich or Paul because……………..
He is a RINO, he is big Government, no he is not a RINO, no he is not Big Government, bla, bla, bla – it makes me sick.
My favorite line is: I can’t vote for either and before I vote for the second best I would rather not vote at all. Now this one really makes me sick.
EVERY VOTE NOT PLACED IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA
IF YOU DON’T VOTE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO COMPLAIN
Here is a little lesson in political reality. My favorite candidate would be Lt. Col. Ret. Congressman Allen West of Florida, but he won’t run.
And since politics is not a “musical request program”, and unless anyone of the voters out there has the magic “Jeannie in the Bottle” that can bring the perfect candidate with a blink of her eye we all have to face reality, and pick one that is there.
And that brings me to the candidates
Who is left in the pool of candidates some like, some don’t. Nevertheless it is the best we’ve got right now and the true agenda in “The most important election in America’s history” is to kick Obama out, PERIOD.
Here is my question to the contenders (or some of them): Why do you run in the first place?
a) You run because you are truly interested in saving America
Then it is time to face political reality. Re-evaluate your chances by reality and not mathematical possibility and do the right thing.
Maybe you want to take from the example of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), who was humble enough to know he is not going to win and took “one for the team”.
b) You run because you are probably at an age where you think this is your last chance to gain the highest Office in the Country if not in the world
Then you better get out of the way. Your knuckle-biting does not serve anybody but Obama. This is not the time for personal conceitedness. We already have a self-absorbed narcissist in the office.
Where do we stand?
Whether you like it or not the fact is, based on delegate count, this has become a two-man-race between Mitt Romney (496) and Rick Santorum (236), with Newt Gingrich (141) and Ron Paul (66) pulling up the rear.
I was pretty much one of the first that brought up Newt Gingrich for President in 2011.
But I also was excited about Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and not to mention that I was still praying for Lt. Col. Ret. Congressman West to reconsider and run. Reality speaks a different language and I have had have to face it too.
No matter where you stand on any candidate, the chances for Gingrich or Paul to still win the primaries are less than slim.
Ron Paul had his fun, and everybody agrees that some of his plans are absolutely the best choice for America. Bring our troops home, stop spending money on Wars we have no business being in, and keep our Money at home. But also some of his ideas are, well let’s say a good comedy. End the war on drugs by legalizing them? Give me a break.
He can’t win, that is also a fact. For a smart man like Congressman Paul it is time to endorse one of the front-runners and start supporting him.
Newt Gingrich had 2 resurrections already, but based on the recent numbers the chance of a third is dismal. He lost as a southerner in the Deep South against “Yankee” Santorum. That should be a message.
Another fact is that every political analyst from USA today to the Tea Party economist agrees that neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum can win if they both continue to stay in the race, BUT – together they can beat Obama.
Rick Santorum already mentioned that he would consider Newt Gingrich as Vice President. So – where is the problem Mr. Gingrich?
Be a sport, be humble like Perry and take one for the team, take one FOR AMERICA
This is a win-win situation for all of us. Gingrich gets his place in the white House, he can take on sleeping disorder VP Joe Biden, and battle him in debates, coach Rick Santorum to beat Obama in debates, while sharing with Santorum his profound knowledge and experience, and together fight for a renewed America.
That way we can make this what it already is – a two-man race between Santorum and Romney, and then the voters decide once and for all.
Meanwhile Newt Gingrich can start taking on Obama and his policies at every turn in order to prevent Obama from spreading his election message un-challenged.
And finally, (I’m almost begging here) close the frontline against our combined enemy Obama.
Candidates, Voters, Activist
This is a message to both, the candidates and the voters.
Stop smearing, whining, and nagging and acting like a spoiled 5 year old brat – or BOTH OF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF OBAMA FASCISM WITH ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME
We can’t always have what we want, but we have one combined goal and that is SAVING AMERICA FROM OBAMA or see AMERICA GO ALL THE WAY DOWN
And I said it before and say it again to the Voters – you might not like the current choice, but the only other choice is 4 more years of Obama. So
FACE THE DAM REALITY AND VOTE
FOR THE MOST AMAZING SHINING CITY ON THE HILL
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
© My name is Tom Lehner and I’ll be damned if I ever apologize to be proud American.
Copyright 2012 – All rights reserved
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March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Pepsi has been in the spotlight lately for contracting with a company that uses cells originally derived from an aborted fetus in flavor research, it’s not the only company that pro-lifers should think about boycotting for such unethical practices, reports the National Catholic Register.
Rebecca Taylor, a Technologist in Molecular Biology, has compiled a list of companies that use cells and tissues derived from aborted babies to develop their products, which range from childhood vaccines to cosmetics. Her list includes one English company, ReNeuron, which has applied for clinical trials in the United States.
Here are the companies, with their contact information. To find out more about how these companies use cells derived from aborted fetuses, read the piece at the National Catholic Register.
9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850
10 Nugent Rd Surrey Research Park
GU2 7AF UK
With the new Family movie „War Horse“ Steven Spielberg, horse lover and genius movie director Steven Spielberg, who never rode a horse himself but owns 4 stallions, fulfilled himself a passion.
He tells the story of the friendship between a young man and a horse. The horse drafted in World War 1 into the British Army becoming an icon and hero.
Steven Spielberg’s story of course is fiction.
But here is the story of a real life horse that became a true War hero during the Korean War. She gives the motto “Semper Fi” a whole new meaning
RECKLESS – THE REAL WAR HORSE
(Staff Sargent U.S. Marine Corps)
I’m sure that you, like me, have never heard of this horse before, but the narrator is right – her story should be told.
Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.
But this horse did something more during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas: This mare made 51 trips up and down the hill on one day alone. On the way up, she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers. What was so amazing? Well, she made virtually every one of those trips without anyone leading her.
Imagine a horse carrying a wounded soldier, being smacked on the rump at the top of the hill, and heading back to the safety of the rear. But to imagine the same horse, loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to the battle where artillery is going off, without anyone leading her is unbelievable. How many horses would even make it back to the barn once, let alone return to you in the field one single time?
How bad was the battle for Outpost Vegas? Artillery rounds fell at the rate of 500 per minute, and only two men from one company made it out alive. Just two.
As for Reckless, well, she was wounded twice in the battle, but she didn’t get a trip Stateside like other GI’s. She continued to assist Marines: carry ammunition, stringing communication line, whatever was asked of her.
She was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton where General Randolph McC Pate – the Commandant of the entire Marine Corps – issued the following order… She was never to carry any more weight on her back, except her own blankets.
Her Military Decorations included two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with Star, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, all of which she wore proudly on her red and gold blanket.
She died in 1968 at the age of 20.
In the 1990s, she was featured in the LIFE magazine collector’s edition ‘Celebrating Our Heroes’ as one of America ‘s 100 greatest heroes of all time, alongside George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa.
I want to say thank you to my dear friend for several years Emily Phillips McWhorter, a wonderful young woman from Texas, married wife, horse lover, proud American, true patriot and supporter of our troops. Not only did she bring this story to my attention but also sent me the words above and so contributed primarily to this amazing story. Thanks Em.
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