Thursday, August 27

Obama "asks" the NEA to support his Agenda

Money for art that supports his cause. hmmmm.

Discussed throughout the conference call was a hope that this group would be one that would carry on past the United We Serve campaign to support the President’s initiatives and those issues for which the group was passionate. The making of a machine appeared to be in its infancy, initiated by the NEA, to corral artists to address specific issues. This function was not the original intention for creating the National Endowment for the Arts. 

A machine that the NEA helped to create could potentially be wielded by the state to push policy. Through providing guidelines to the art community on what topics to discuss and providing them a step-by-step instruction to apply their art form to these issues, the “nation’s largest annual funder of the arts” is attempting to direct imagery, songs, films, and literature that could create the illusion of a national consensus. This is what Noam Chomsky calls “manufacturing consent.”

RIP: Mary Jo Kopechne--the world remembers

Mary Jo Kopechne passed away on July 18, 1969 when Ted Kennedy under the influence of alcohol flew off the highway and left her drowned in the car. Kennedy so disgraced lived on as a hero in the eyes of liberals in spite of himself.

Tuesday, August 25

More Facts on Abortion-ObamaCare Link

MYTH: The so-called “Hyde Amendment” restricts federal funds from paying for abortions through Medicaid and applies in the healthcare bill.

FACT: Actually the health care overhaul bypasses the Hyde amendment. But even if it didn’t, we cannot be fooled by this pro-abortion “two-step.” If the Hyde amendment did apply it would still be subject to annual re-approval. It is clear that the goal is to confuse the public about the abortion mandate using claims like this one and then come back next year and remove the Hyde amendment.

If Representatives and Senators oppose taxpayer funding for abortion or plans that cover abortion, it only follows that such an explicit provision must be contained in the largest health care overhaul in the history of our nation

Factcheck.org Agrees with National Right to Life

Obama and our Congressman keep saying that the government health insurance plan being offered by Congress will not use tax dollars to pay for abortion. The truth? Factcheck.org agrees with NRLC:

Abortion foes quickly denounced Obama’s statement
as untrue. The NRLC’s Johnson said "the bill backed by the White House
(H.R. 3200) explicitly authorizes the government plan to cover all
elective abortions." And our analysis shows that Johnson’s statement is
correct. Though we of course take no position on whether the
legislation should allow or not allow coverage for abortions, the House
bill does just that.
Video update on how Kind continues the fabrication coming soon.

Monday, August 24

Accountable Congress and "w"Ron"g" Kind Townhall Event

Accountable Congress captured Ron Kind and his abdication of liberty here at this Townhall event. So if Kind votes for the public option will he himself go on the public option? Answer: no, he likes his own health care his wife gets for him. Will he enact tort reform? He didn't answer. Will he make sure that abortion is not included? sidestepped the question.

Wednesday, August 12

Note: New Locations for Kind's Listening Sessions

Tuesday, August 18th
3:00-4:30pm
*Community Center
600 W Seminary St
Richland Center, WI 53581

Thursday, August 20th

11:00am-12:30pm
*Tomah High School Auditorium
901 Lincoln Ave
Tomah, WI 54660

Friday, August 21st
11:00am-12:30pm
*Whitehall High School Auditorium
19121 Hobson St
Whitehall, WI 54773-8652

Tuesday, August 25th
12:30-2:00pm
*Darlington High School
11838 Center Hill Rd
Darlington, WI 53530-9605

Tuesday, August 25th
6:30-7:30pm

Since I will not be able to visit every county this August, I also plan
to hold a health care telephone town hall.  Interested constituents can
dial-in to the telephone town hall by calling (toll-free)
1-877-229-8493 and entering the code 13433.

AWOL Kohl and Feingold for Townhall

So Kohl does not know when or where he will have a townhall this summer. Want to talk to your Senator about the health care disaster? Tough.

And what about the vaunted Feingold and his townhall listening sessions? Well, he has four in the uppermost part of the state. Almost like he is avoiding the populous areas. Well.

Tuesday, August 4

Kind's Townhall Schedule

Go and let him know how you feel about the Healthcare disaster trying to force its way thru Congress.

Tuesday, August 18th

3:00-4:00pm
County Courthouse
Conference Room 2 - First Floor
181 W Seminary St.
Richland Center, WI 53581-2356
(608) 647-2626

Thursday, August 20th
11:00am-12:30pm
City Hall
Council Chambers
819 Superior Ave.
Tomah, WI 54660
(608) 374-7420

Friday, August 21st
11:00am-12:30pm
Tri-County Memorial Hospital
Education Room
18601 Lincoln St.
Whitehall, WI 54773-8605
(715) 538-4361

Tuesday, August 25th
12:30-2:00pm
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Conference Room
800 Clay St.
Darlington, WI 53530
(608) 776-4466

Congressman Kegan's Constituents Angry over Healthcare Deform

Monday, August 3

Well thought thru Marriage Arguments

Robert George does a good job defining the importance of marriage today in the WSJ.