Archive for October 27th, 2009

KFL alert — U.S. House Speaker Pelosi wants to ram the pro-abortion health care bill through the House

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi wants to ram the
pro-abortion health care bill through the House

Telephone your representative in the U.S. House today!

WASHINGTON (October 26, 2009) — This is an urgent congressional alert from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in Washington, D.C.  Please act on this alert immediately.  Please forward this e-mail to all pro-life lists (e.g., lists of pro-life groups, pro-life church members, and pro-life family members).

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Ca.) is planning to try to ram the massive health care bill (H.R. 3200) through the House on short notice, without allowing consideration of a critical pro-life amendment.  National Right to Life is urging every pro-life citizen to immediately TELEPHONE the office of his or her representative in the U.S. House of Representatives with a clear and firm message urging a NO vote on the so-called “rule,” which is the procedural vote that would allow passage of H.R. 3200 with no amendments allowed, and also to vote against the pro-abortion bill itself.

Even if you have already called and written your representatives in Congress about the health care bills, it is critical that you call again now.  This will just take a few minutes.  For guidance on how to make your call, click here, or go to the NRLC Legislative Action Center at and click on the “Urgent Congressional Alert.”

Once you are on the NRLC website, you will see a box labeled “CALL NOW.”  Once you enter your zip code in that box, you will be shown the name and phone number of your representative in the U.S. House, along with suggested “talking points” that will help you deliver a crisp, clear message to your representative’s staff person in Washington, D.C.

You will also see there a simple “feedback” form that you can use, if you wish, to send NRLC a short e-mail report on what your representative’s staff person told you about how your representative intends to vote on these matters.  These reports are extremely helpful to NRLC’s efforts to prevent enactment of this pro-abortion legislation.

Detailed information about the pro-abortion components of the “health care” legislation, including NRLC’s most recent letter to U.S. House members and press releases, is posted on the NRLC website at

For information on how you can directly support NRLC’s lobbying efforts on this critical issue, click here.

Conservative Showcase of Northwest Johnson County — Nov. 15

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Dear Friends of NWJCR:

Please join us on Sunday, November 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for the Conservative Showcase of Northwest Johnson County. The event will take place at the Old Shawnee Town Hall which is at 11600 Johnson Drive. The cost is just $8/per person which goes to cover food and drink, which will be provided at the event!

This is a new event which will highlight several conservative organizations and candidates, which have invited to have a booth at the event. Candidates present or their representative will have an opportunity to address the group. Confirmed to have a booth presence are:

Campaigns/Elected Officials
Sam Brownback for Governor
Todd Tiahrt for U.S. Senate
Jerry Moran for U.S. Senate
Patricia Lightner for Congress
John Rysavy for Congress
State Senator Mary Pilcher Cook
State Representative Owen Donohoe
State Representative Anthony Brown
John Rubin for State Representative

Americans for Prosperity
Kansans for Life

We’re still waiting on several more confirmations but we will keep you posted, including which candidates plan on attending.
Please mark your calendars today, and please RSVP by replying to this email if you plan to attend, so we can get a count for food!

Thanks so much,

Northwest Johnson County Republicans

Paid for by Northwest Johnson County Republicans PAC; Sheila Wodtke, Treasurer

Leavenworth Count GOP — Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The Leavenworth County Republican Party Central Committee will host a
Town Hall meeting on Monday evening, November 2, from 7:00 – 9:00.

The meeting will be held at the Lansing Community Center in Lansing
(800 1st Terrace)

Our guest speaker for the month of November will be Kirk Sours.
Kirk is a resident of LeavenworthCounty and has written articles and
study guides on religious issues.

The focus of our discussion will be on the Islam – The Religion.
Most Americans have an extremely limited concept of what Islam stands for.
Many of us have been content to buy into the line that
Islam was a religion of “Peace and Love”.
This will be a great opportunity for you to come find out what the truth is.

The town hall meetings serve as a forum to bring in guest speakers
to discuss key topics, and to allow voters an opportunity to speak
with their elected officials (within the county) at all levels
up to and including state officials of the Republican Party.

The Republican Women’s organization will provide
Chili and Cornbread
as a fundraiser starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Come join us!
Bring a friend!
This is an opportunity to learn about issues that directly affect you,
in all aspects of your daily life.
Now is the time to take action and become involved.
Our next major election is less than a year away.

For additional information contact John Bradford or (913) 683-0871

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe endorses Todd Tiahrt

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Conservative champion, United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), today threw his support behind Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) in his bid for the US Senate seat being vacated by Senator Sam Brownback. Inhofe is a three-term Senator from Oklahoma known nationally for his strong support for Israel and his vocal opposition to climate change legislation, including the Cap-and-Tax bill currently before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

“There is a real battle going on in Washington.a philosophical battle between Nancy Pelosi and her Washington liberals, who want to tax and spend this country into deeper recession and mind-numbing debt and a group of conservatives who believe we must stop bailing-out Wall Street and start investing again in Main Street,” said Inhofe, “Todd Tiahrt is one of those conservatives.”

“Our future is on the line,” continued Inhofe, “and Todd Tiahrt is ready to answer the call.”

Inhofe joins the growing list of conservatives who have endorsed Tiahrt including former Sen. Rick Santorum, Congressman Mike Rogers, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, former Congressman Jim Ryun, and conservative talk radio icon Mark Levin. Tiahrt also has the support of conservative groups Concerned Women for America, Kansans for Life, Family Research Council PAC and Eagle Forum.


AFP — John Stossel Takes Your Questions this Thursday

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Today, as the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began hearings on the job-killing tax increase called cap-and-trade, we’re in South Carolina holding Hot Air Tour events targeted at Sen. Lindsey Graham on this very issue.

Last night in Spartanburg, 215 grassroots activists rallied at the county fairgrounds to ride our 7-story-high Hot Air Tour balloon and to send a crystal clear message to Sen. Graham to oppose cap-and-trade.  The event was extra special to me because I grew up near Spartanburg and my dad, brother and sister were at the rally! Even better, afterwards I took our Americans for Prosperity road warriors back to my mom and dad’s house for some serious down-home Southern cooking — fried chicken, pan-fried okra, sweet creamed corn, deep dish macaroni and cheese, and strawberry cobbler.

Spartanburg Hot Air Tour Stop

You may have seen the New York Times op-ed that Sen. Graham co-authored with John Kerry, the left-wing senator from Massachusetts, in support of cap-and-trade measures.  Sen. Graham says he believes in free markets and calls himself a fiscal conservative, so how he can support such an enormous tax-and-spend special interest bill is beyond me. And the hundreds of great South Carolina AFP activists I’m meeting on the road feel exactly the same way.

In Spartanburg, an 81-years-young grassroots organizer and legendary local leader named Walter McSherry pointed out how cap-and-trade will kill over 20,000 South Carolina jobs in the first decade alone while raising utility rates by as much as 80%.  Then, we asked the entire crowd to pull out their cell phones and we filled up Sen. Graham’s in-state and Washington office voice mails.  CLICK here for pictures of events in Spartanburg and Columbia this morning.

As I mentioned earlier, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gets first crack at cap-and-trade.  CLICK here to take a look at the committee.  If your senator is on the committee, call or email them today by clicking here.  Tell them to vote NO in committee.  For more details on this terrible legislation, visit our website at

Once we finish in South Carolina (last event is Wednesday morning in Myrtle Beach), I’m heading to Arkansas for town hall meetings on the health care takeover with the newest Fox News personality — our good friend, John Stossel.

You can join us Thursday for a special tele-town hall meeting at 2pm EST by calling in to (888) 886-6603 with extension #13556.  John and I will be updating you on the health care takeover and he will tell us more about his new role at Fox News.

Our town hall meetings are in Texarkana, Little Rock and Jonesboro.  Arkansas has 2 swing senators on health care and the leader of the so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats in Congressman Mike Rogers, so it’s a crucial state in the health care battle.

I usually try to keep these emails on one topic, but health care and cap-and-trade are both just so crucial to the future of our country and our economic freedoms.  Much is at stake in the next few weeks so let’s keep up the fight.

Tim Phillips' Signature


PS:  Remember to join us for the special tele-town hall with John Stossel on Thursday at 2pm EST by calling (888) 886-6603 and dialing extension #13556 .  To make sure we have enough lines ready, please let us know you’re going to join us by clicking here.  I think you’ll find this call helpful and interesting.

Finally, one last thing — make sure you join in the “Congressional House Call” day on November 5.  For more information on this crucial and exciting day Click here.

Little Buddy GPS device keeps tabs on your kid

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday.

NY Times — CNN Drops to Last Place Among Cable News Networks

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

CNN, which invented the cable news network more than two decades ago, will hit a new competitive low with its prime-time programs in October, finishing fourth – and last – among the cable news networks with the audience that all the networks rely on for their advertising.

Video, Barney Frank: “We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


Wash Times on Obama’s Democrats: “They’re learning, painfully, that campaigning without George W. Bush is baffling”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


AP — Facebook to keep profiles of the dead

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

NEW YORK – Death doesn’t erase the online footprints that people leave in life and Facebook won’t either, though it will make some changes.
The five-year-old social network will “memorialize” profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it.

Church of Scientology convicted of fraud in France

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

PARIS (AP) – A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than euro600,000 ($900,000) on Tuesday, but stopped short of banning the group’s activities.
The group’s French branch said it would appeal the verdict.

AP — UN signals delay in climate change treaty

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

UNITED NATIONS – Just weeks before an international conference on climate change, the United Nations signaled it was scaling back expectations of reaching agreement on a new treaty to slow global warming.

San Diego — Man who threw feces in courtroom draws 31-year sentence for robbery

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


Dem moderates challenge Reid on health care plan

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


AP — October deadliest month for US in Afghan war

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

KABUL – Roadside bombs – the biggest killer of U.S. soldiers – claimed eight more American lives Tuesday, driving the U.S. death toll to a record level for the third time in four months as President Barack Obama nears a decision on a new strategy for the troubled war.

Joe Lieberman: I’ll block vote on Harry Reid’s plan

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


Pro-life Mich. Democrat: Pelosi ‘not happy with me’

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Rep. Bart Stupak said Speaker Pelosi is not pleased with his effort to change abortion-related provisions in the healthcare bill being crafted by the House.

During an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show, Stupak (D-Mich.) said he is undeterred in trying to ensure that taxpayer dollars do not pay for abortions. Stupak, who opposes abortion rights, acknowledged that some in his party are upset with his public campaign to change the bill.

AP — Iran backs uranium plan outline, but seeks changes

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran accepted the general framework of a U.N.-draft nuclear deal Tuesday, but said it would seek “important changes” that could test the willingness of world powers to make concessions in exchange for a pact to rein in Tehran’s ability to make atomic warheads.

Wash Post — U.S. official resigns over Afghan war; Foreign Service officer and former Marine captain says he no longer knows why his nation is fighting

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

When Matthew Hoh joined the Foreign Service early this year, he was exactly the kind of smart civil-military hybrid the administration was looking for to help expand its development efforts in Afghanistan.