Archive for July 17th, 2010

Pro-Lifers: White House Pregnancy Assistance Fund Could Fund Pro-Abortion Groups – Steven Ertelt

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – The new pregnancy assistance fund the White House quietly announced earlier this month has already drawn skepticism from pro-life advocates. Now, other pro-life leaders who are chiming in on its creation say they are worried grant money will go to pro-abortion organizations.

As LifeNews.com reported, the new $25 million program, which was part of the abortion funding health care bill, is supposedly designed to help pregnant and parenting teens and women.

Address Underlying Causes of Radical Islam – Tawfik Hamid

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Analysis of the U.S.’ war on terror clearly demonstrates that we are not winning.

The reasons? If the war on terror were a medical condition, the reasons would be clear:
Failure to treat the underlying cause of the problem
The use of improper remedy
Insufficient use of medication
Failure to distinguish between the disease and its aggravating factors
The presence of factor(s) impeding the action of the used treatment
Relying on a medication to treat a new medical condition based solely on its former success in treating another disease

NAACP Charges of Tea Party ‘Racism’ Are Baseless – Dick Armey

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

NAACP delegates passed a resolution titled “The Tea Party Movement” in an attempt to expose “bigoted elements” within the tea party movement and call for the repudiation of “racist Tea Party leaders.”

“The time has come for [tea party leaders] to accept the responsibility that comes with influence and make clear there is no place for racism and anti-Semitism, homophobia and other forms of bigotry in their movement,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.

Olathe Gov’t – City Crews to Collect Storm Debris

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

For Immediate Release July 17, 2010 City Crews to Collect Storm Debris Due to significant storm damage on Friday evening, July 16, City crews will be collecting storm debris free of charge for residents beginning Monday, July 19. Limbs less than 4 inches in diameter will be collected during regular yard waste routes throughout the week. Limbs must be cut into four foot lengths and tied in bundles weighing less than 50 lbs. Limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter will be collected separately by appointment. To schedule a pick-up, contact Olathe Customer Service at 971-9311 during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday). Larger limbs should be cut into 4 foot lengths and placed next to the curb for collection. For more up-to-date City of Olathe info. including Construction Alerts and Job Opportunities, visit the City website at www.OlatheKs.org.

Shawnee Gov’t – Storm Debris Drop Off

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

SHAWNEE OFFERS STORM DEBRIS DROP OFF FOR SHAWNEE RESIDENTS – To help residents dispose of tree debris from the storm, the City has opened a tree and limb debris drop off location for Shawnee residents. Residents can now drop off their debris on City property, located on the southeast corner of
I-435 and Johnson Drive across from the new Justice Center.

We ask that you please drop the debris off in a separate area from the mulch. Residents with questions about the debris drop off can call Public Works at (913) 742-6008.

Washington Senate: Democrat Murray Falls Behind Two GOP Challengers

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Washington State finds Republican hopefuls Dino Rossi and Clint Didier both earning 48% support in match-ups with Murray. She, in turn, picks up 45% of the vote against the two GOP challengers. Less than 10% of voters in both cases prefer some other candidate in the race or are undecided. In June, Murray and Rossi were tied as they have been in virtually every survey this year. Since the beginning of the year, Murray has earned 46% to 48% of the vote, while Rossi’s support has ranged from 46% to 49%.

Incumbents that fall short of 50% at this stage of a campaign are considered potentially vulnerable, but worrisome for Murray is that this is her poorest showing of the year. She was reelected to a third term in 2004 with 55% of the vote.

Rasmussen – 23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure. These figures have barely budged since February.

There is no gender gap on this question. Younger voters are more likely than their elders to believe the government today has the necessary consent. Among voters under 30, 28% say the government has that consent. Just 15% of senior citizens share that view. From an ideological perspective, most liberal voters (58%) think the federal government has the consent of the governed. Most moderates (57%) and most conservatives (84%) disagree.

Rasmussen – Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 48%, Barrett (D) 44%

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Scott Walker, who won the state’s GOP endorsement in May, with 48% support to 44% for Barrett. Four percent (4%) prefer a different candidate, and another four percent (4%) are undecided. This is the closest the two candidates have been since April, when Barrett trailed by just two points. Last month, Walker led Barrett 49% to 41%.

NBC – iPhone 4 owners will get a free case

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Apple CEO Steve Jobs responded to weeks of criticism over a faulty antenna in Apple’s iPhone 4, saying that the phone’s flaws are no worse than other smartphones. Still, he said Apple would give a free case to all iPhone 4 owners to fix reported signal problems.

French scientists crack secrets of Mona Lisa – AP

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

PARIS – The enigmatic smile remains a mystery, but French scientists say they have cracked a few secrets of the “Mona Lisa.” French researchers studied seven of the Louvre Museum’s Leonardo da Vinci paintings, including the “Mona Lisa,” to analyze the master’s use of successive ultrathin layers of paint and glaze – a technique that gave his works their dreamy quality.

Gov. Bobby Jindal – Ban on deep-water drilling adds insult to injury

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

By now, everyone no doubt realizes that I am not a fan of the pace at which the federal government has worked to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Sadly, federal officials were slow to act and overly bureaucratic. They have never really understood the urgency of the situation down here. I’m not raising a question of motive; it’s simply a function of the federal government being a slow-moving albatross. The only way to attack a crisis like this is with the urgency of a military mind-set.

Stephen Moore in WSJ on Sharron Angle – Why the tea party favorite thinks voters will reject the attacks on her views and help her topple the Senate majority leader

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Sharron Angle first realized the extent of the brewing revolt against Washington in late March, at a tea party protest in Searchlight, Nev. A “Woodstock of the West,” she calls it. “More than 30,000 people sojourned to this tiny rural town of 900 people,” Mrs. Angle says. “The highways were jammed up and became parking lots.”

To get to the stage, this 60-year-old grandmother of 10 says she “climbed on the back of a Harley Davidson Road King bike and rode through the immense crowds.” Once there, she reminded the throng that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid must be replaced.

Blago trial casts doubt on Obama’s truthfulness – Jon Ward – The Daily Caller

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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The French Anti-Burqa Jihad – Shikha Dalmia

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Having grown up in a traditional Hindu family in India, I understand something about the domestic pressure for public modesty on girls. Jeans came into vogue just when I hit puberty. But for years the only way I could step out of the house in them without risking a minor nuclear explosion by my dad–a fairly urbanized doctor–was if I slipped on a blouse loose enough to smother my front and long enough to conceal my behind. A bathing suit–much less a bikini like the one that the first Muslim Miss USA wore to victory this week–was out of the question. Hence I never learned to swim.

WSJ – A Defiant Steve Jobs Confronts ‘Antennagate’

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Chief Executive Steve Jobs defended Apple Inc.’s newest iPhone against complaints that it has a flawed antenna design, arguing that all smartphones have reception problems and saying the issue has been blown out of proportion.

Wash Post – Timothy Geithner’s realm grows with passage of financial regulatory reform

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Few Treasury secretaries have had such sweeping influence over such a wide realm as Geithner will wield once President Obama signs the new financial overhaul legislation passed this week by Congress.

Denver Post – 3 quit McInnis campaign staff, leave same day candidate says he’ll repay $300,000 to foundation

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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Fox News Poll: Obama a Hindrance on Fall Elections

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The poll, released Friday, finds that 41 percent of voters will cast their ballots to register opposition to President Obama’s policies. A third (33 percent) will vote to express their support. The policies of the administration will not be a factor for 20 percent of voters.

Most Republicans – 72 percent – describe their midterm vote as expressing opposition to the Obama administration. That’s a bit higher than the 64 percent of Democrats who say their vote will express support. One in 10 Democrats will vote to express opposition to the president (11 percent).

The under-30 unemployment rate in Spain has just hit 44 per cent, twice the adult rate

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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