Archive for May 18th, 2009

Operation Rescue on the Planned Parenthood-KS Supreme Court case

Monday, May 18th, 2009

From Operation Rescue prior to last week’s hearings:

Topeka, KS – The Kansas Supreme Court has announced that it will hear oral arguments in the criminal case against a Kansas Planned Parenthood organization on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. The arguments will be related to an appeal filed by former District Attorney Phill Kline of a ruling made by Judge Stephen Tatum rejecting four of Kline’s subpoenas and other matters related to the case. (more…)

KFL Press Release on Planned Parenthood case before the state Supreme Court

Monday, May 18th, 2009

May 13, 2009

PRESS RELEASE

Attirubute to Mary Kay Culp, KFL Executive Director, 913-406-4446 or culpmk@aol.com

PP calls Prosecution “Political” while truly “Political”Interference
by Supreme Court and A.G.  is on Full Display

“Oral arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court today provided yet another act in the theater of the absurd. That this high Court has again interfered in the prosecution of illegal abortions is outrageous, but all too expected in a state where abortion political funding destoyed Phill Kline, elevated Kathleen Sebelius, and secured this arrogant Supreme Court.

“This case against Planned Parenthood ought to be simple– but because it deals with abortion, all the ordinary legal rules change. (more…)

Olathe Rep. Mike Kiegerl’s end-of-session report for Topeka legislative session: ‘The most difficult session in my 5-year tenure’

Monday, May 18th, 2009

From Mike Kiegerl:

After a contentious fight over SB 51, the annexation bill that both chambers passed, the Kansas legislature adjourned Friday morning until the Sine Die session June 4th. We started Thursday 9 am and ended 2:37 am Friday. I got home at 4:30 am and I’m still recovering from the marathon session but I wanted to get my thoughts to you while their still fresh in my tired brain.

This was the most difficult session in my 5 year tenure and, according to old timers, the most difficult ever. Overshadowed by the deep recession and consequent sharp declines in revenue, the budget for fiscal 2009 had to be completely revised and a workable budget for fiscal 2010, which begins July 1, needed to be finished before the 90 day span allocated for each annual session. At times it seemed an impossible task made more complicated by a Governor whose attention was focused on national office and not the needs of the state. Sadly, her contribution to the budgets was limited by what she did not want and there were no practical solutions offered. Therefore the 2009 budget is essentially the version of the House while the 2010 budget is entirely the work product of the Senate. (more…)

Recent Hodge column on NRSC’s involvement in Rubio-Crist: Strongly assuming Crist will be a fiscal conservative or defend the role of courts is a ‘faith-based argument’

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Hodge at Red County:  “On Florida’s Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio, and the NRSC’s poor decision to immediately back Crist”

Bottom line:  the current GOP establishment mindset – apparently reliant entirely upon on “luck” with regard to the theme of “oh, things will turn back around” – this mindset is not tolerated by a significant portion of the GOP base.  More importantly, the GOP base doesn’t want a majority, if it merely means a repeat of Hastert/McConnell leadership on government spending – they’re nice men and effective leaders, but they do not possess the willingness and/or ability to reign in government spending.

We don’t need fewer of the Club for Growths or the Erick Ericksons.  We need more.  I find it unfortunate that many GOP establishment-types find their views to be “controversial.”