You should see how Carolyn (JusticeMom) has been picking on me. If you doubt it, go HERE.
Borrowed from Pottermom: Photographing Bush
Michelle Malkin: And Now, Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Spending Orgy
As I saw President Bush’s plane take off from Andrews Air Force Base, I got tears in my eyes. I thought this cartoon was fitting:
24 Hours — A World of Difference
Americans watched on television as President Bush’s jumbo jet soared out of sight yesterday–and with him, a long record of protecting the unborn. Although the Obama administration is a little over 24 hours old, the new President has already set to work undoing years of pro-life and pro-family policy.
Minutes after Obama took the oath of office, the transfer of power was made complete on the White House website. The page, once home to a host of family values, now welcomes an extreme collection of anti-life, anti-woman, and anti-family agendas. Under the caption “civil rights,” Obama pledges to fight for nationwide civil unions, repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, homosexual adoption, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, expanded “hate crimes,” and over 1,100 costly same-sex benefits. He promises to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as well as block a federal amendment to preserve marriage. In exchange for the support of groups like Planned Parenthood, the abortion business is also due for a rich payoff from the 44th president, including his support of abortion-on-demand, more funding for “family planning” programs, embryonic stem cell experiments, and tax-funded abortion.
This city may have changed overnight, but our values are enduring. We will continue to advance faith, family, and freedom in the next four years.
Additional Resources Associated Press: Celebration over, Obama plunges into workday one
One Man’s Tax Deadbeat Is another Man’s Treasury Pick
“I should have been more careful.” In his hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, that was how Secretary of Treasure-designate Timothy Geithner explained his failure to pay more than $34,000 in taxes. Geithner, one of the more controversial nominees to Obama’s new Cabinet, apologized for the “unintentional” mistakes. Not surprisingly, several Republicans still have serious doubts about Geithner’s ability to handle billions of our tax dollars. Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) was not one of them. She brushed aside Geithner’s personal scandal and said it shouldn’t “preclude his nomination.” I disagree. This isn’t Geithner’s money he would be mismanaging. It’s ours.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is also under investigation for tax fraud. If Geithner is successfully confirmed and Rangel refuses to step aside, it would mean the two people most responsible for crafting U.S. tax policy will be suspected tax cheats. Both have cited ignorance about our tax law as an excuse. Surely, it’s not asking too much that the leaders in charge of writing and enforcing America’s tax policy know what they are doing. For a full analysis of Geithner’s background, please stop by http://www.frcblog.com for the latest edition of Change Watch.
Additional Resources FRC Blog: Change Watch: Timothy Geithner
Protecting the Unborn, One Blog at a Time
Tomorrow’s March for Life takes on new significance now that the age of Obama has begun. FRC will be walking alongside you Thursday as we memorialize nearly 50 million lives lost under the guise of “choice.” Fortunately, there are several new weapons in this battle to protect life, and technology is one of the biggest. Join us at FRC headquarters (801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C.) tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. for Blogs for Life to find out how a computer and some pro-life energy can help change the face of the abortion debate.
We’re pleased to announce that Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) will join us for the conference, which will also feature prominent conservative voices such as Amanda Carpenter, Jill Stanek, Michael New, Ph.D, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., FRC’s Chris Gacek, J.D. and many more. Entrance to the event is free. If you’re unable to come in person, click onto http://www.frc.org to watch the live web stream (also free).
Additional Resources FRC: Blogs 4 Life