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10 September, 2008, 2:38 pm

VAT: Below is a Washington Post Op-Ed regarding Down syndrome and relevant to the Prenatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act (S.1810). One section of note: “This is properly called eugenic abortion -- the ending of "imperfect" lives to remove the social, economic and emotional costs of their existence. And this practice cannot be separated from the broader social treatment of people who have disabilities. By eliminating less perfect humans, deformity and disability become more pronounced and less acceptable. Those who escape the net of screening are often viewed as mistakes or burdens. A tragic choice becomes a presumption -- "Didn't you get an amnio?" -- and then a prejudice. And this feeds a social Darwinism in which...

10 September, 2008, 11:41 am

The game has changed. In an election of McCain vs. Obama, the race was all about Obama. Not anymore.

Win or lose, picking Sarah Palin will go down as the greatest single thing McCain has done for his own campaign, as well as for the conservative movement. Conservatives are rallying like never before to her presence on the ticket.

She’s a fiscal conservative who favors tax cuts and has actually used a veto pen. She’s a born-again Christian, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun…she hunts, she fishes, baits her own hook, has five kids and doesn’t look like a member of the NOW gang. What’s not to like? Indeed, that, plus a record of conservative reform and demonstrated political skills on the stump and I’d say we’ve got ourselves a star. And at age...

10 September, 2008, 10:21 am

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge
September 10, 2008

"But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008

In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects.

My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain and Mr. Obama on earmarks, and...

10 September, 2008, 10:15 am

Obama Courts Trouble With "Lipstick On A Pig" Comment Criticizing the McCain-Palin ticket's attempts to separate themselves from President Bush, Sen. Barack Obama said yesterday, "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig." The problem for him is it appeared to relate directly to Gov. Palin's remark at the GOP convention that "lipstick" is what separates a hockey mom from a pit bull. The AP notes his comment was received with "an outbreak of laughter, shouts and raucous applause from his audience."

The AP adds "McCain's...

9 September, 2008, 1:53 pm

Here's a copy of the President's proclamation:


THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press

By the President of the United States of America a proclamation

September 11, 2001, was etched into America's memory when 19 terrorists attacked us with barbarity unequaled in our history. On Patriot Day, we cherish the memory of the thousands of innocent victims lost, extend our thoughts and prayers to their families, and honor the heroic men and women who risked and sacrificed their lives so others might survive.

Since 9/11, we have recognized the threat posed by terrorists to the safety of the American people and worked to protect our homeland by fighting terrorists abroad. We are confronting terrorism by advancing freedom,...

9 September, 2008, 12:42 pm

Well, you may have wondered how long this was going to take. First, a one vote majority of the California Supreme Court (4-3) votes to legalize gay marriage in that state, and now the state begins to issue politically correct marriage licenses that not only make no reference to gender, but refuse to allow recognition of either "party" as "bride" or "groom".

From World Net Daily:

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California...

9 September, 2008, 11:00 am

I am so proud of John McCain for selecting Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate. As a American woman, she represents the values that I hold so dear. She proves that you can be a successful woman and still maintain a family with a newborn. She also represents that women are very good leaders who pay very close attention to budgets with our family and the government.

She rose up pretty quickly in her career by hard work and being not afraid to getting her hands dirty. When she started her career as a local councilwoman, she would door to door and actually speak to the citizens of her small town. As a mother, she joined the PTA and volunteered at her local school. Whenever she ran for the Governor, the "good ole boys" of Alaska did not like her and...