Plan to strike down health care law before Supreme Court
~ If you miss yesterday’s rally Here it is: C=Span
Members and supporters of the Tea Party Patriots stand in the rain at a rally calling for the repeal of the 2010 healthcare law championed by President Barack Obama, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 24, 2012. The Supreme Court will hear arguments next Monday to Wednesday over the fate of Obama’s healthcare law, a battle with legal, political and financial implications for the U.S. healthcare system’s biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years. – Photo By JONATHAN ERNST, Freelance/REUTERS
Tea Parties have gathered in Washington D.C. for the Rally to Repeal Obamacare. Herman Cain and Jim Hoft were some of the speakers at the rally. Fox News reported:
“We want our freedom back,” former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain told hundreds of ralliers standing in the rain in Upper Senate Park, a few hundred yards from the steps of the Supreme Court. “That’s what this is about, the freedom to choose our own doctors … the freedom to choose our own health insurance plan.” Cain also said that he might not have survived his battle with cancer under the new law had “some bureaucrat” learned he had only a 30 percent chance of survival.
“Stay inspired,” he said, urging the crowd help defeat Obama in November.
“ObamaCare is a cancer in our government, and we’re going to rip it out,” said Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator of the Tea Party Express which sponsored the “Road to Repeal” rally.
The rally largely marks the big return to Washington for the Tea Party, a loose organization of grassroots groups that helped conservative Republicans take over the House in the 2010 wave election.
~ I JUST had to snag these from Dr. Gina, well because she is so danged cute and spoke at the rally yesterday:
~ Dr. G's Nixon relapse...
2 Years Later: Repeal Obamacare
On March 21, 2012, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) joined members of the Tea Party Caucus for a press conference about the two year anniversary of Obamacare and the upcoming Supreme Court hearing on the bill’s individual mandate.
This past week, DC media and political luminaries came together at the Newseum in Washington, DC to celebrate the life of Andrew Breitbart.
Speakers included Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI); as well as Citizens United’s David Bossie, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, conservative activist Sonnie Johnson, and Breitbart.com CEO Larry Solov. Also in attendance were Representatives Mike Pence (R-IN) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE).
The program lasted a little over an hour, and was filled with deeply moving and personal accounts of Andrew, to whom Congressman Louie Gohmert so aptly and eloquently attributed the following trait: “Testicular Titanium.” ~ JUST have to LOVE that!
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke on the House floor about the life and legacy of his friend, conservative writer and American patriot, Andrew Breitbart.
There were common themes throughout the evening: Andrew’s jovial and larger-than-life personality; his innate ability to connect with people, and to connect those people with others; and, most importantly, the passion and love he exhibited for his family, friends, and colleagues. All the speakers shared a profound commitment to continue Andrew’s work, and issued a challenge to those in the audience to do the same.
Congressman Gohmert put it this way:
The greatest memorial that could ever be constructed for Andrew Breitbart is what we do from here. It can’t just be lip service. We go after truth. We go after bullies. We set the record straight.
The evening concluded with a video tribute (below) by filmmaker Andrew Marcus, with exclusive footage from his upcoming documentary, Hating Breitbart, and set to the song “American Heart.”
Not only did Andrew have an American heart, but as Steve Bannon so poignantly stated, he was also “an American original and a true American hero.”
I close with this beautiful Tribute to Andrew:
Remembering Andrew Breitbart…
To the left, Andrew was a passionate foe and more…
Dedicated Inspirational man
To the right, he was more than an activist …
He was a General
A Father, a son, a brother, a husband
A Honest and Dear friend
True American in soul and heart
But most of all, he was a Patriot and a Hero
Fearless Conservative warrior
Fiery thinker, Online Publisher
Conservative Internet Entrepreneur
Loved his country, Exposed corrupt leaders
Truly admired in the political world
Keynote speaker of the Republican Party
Genuine, spoke the truth from his heart
Courageous and strong leader
Compassionate and honorable person
And he had the Pride
A black political group offered a $10,000 reward Saturday for the killer of an African-American teenager, amid a nationwide uproar which has prompted a rethink of America’s race issues.
The New Black Panther Party displayed a wanted poster on its website with a picture of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin, 17, last month.
“WANTED!!! For the murder of Trayvon Martin… ALIVE, not dead or harmed,” the poster read.
Several dozen supporters of the group known by its acronym NBPP — unrelated to the revolutionary Black Panther Party active in the 1960s-1980s — meanwhile protested for the third time this week at the police headquarters in Sanford, Florida.
“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” leader Mikhail Muhammad told the Orlando Sentinel. “We don’t hate anyone, we hate injustice.”
Activists had called for the mobilization of 5,000 black men to capture Zimmerman. And Muhammad said the NBPP was receiving donations from black entertainers and athletes, with a goal to collect $1 million by next week.
Thousands of demonstrators have marched in at least 10 US cities to express their outrage over the attack, with some of the anger directed at local authorities handling the murder investigation.
They have not arrested or charged Zimmerman because he claimed self-defense, which allowed him to benefit from Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law that lets state residents use lethal force when they are at risk of being killed or seriously injured by an assailant.
Zimmerman had a permit to carry a gun.
And Sanford police told AFP they were ignoring the NBPP’s call to capture Zimmerman, a white Hispanic.
~ When they riot or defend illegal immigration they proudly call themselves ‘brown’. But somehow, someway they want to associate ‘white’ with hispanic for an excuse to riot. When a criminal is half white it is mentioned BUT our own president is half white & referred and revered as a ‘black man’. JUST sayin’! The photo they show of Trayvon is disingenuous, it was several years old. NOT the 17 year old he was at the time of his tragic shooting.
Despite the racially charged nature of the case, Zimmerman’s lawyer insisted his client was not racist.
“I asked him, ‘Are you a racist? Do you have anything against black people?’ and he said ‘No,’” Zimmerman’s legal adviser Craig Sonner told CNN on Friday. “I don’t see anything that indicates to me that he’s a racist.”
* Sonner said Zimmerman and his wife acted as mentors to two teenage African Americans, even after funding was cut for the program.
* They have also helped at a fundraiser for an African-American church, according to the lawyer.
President Barack Obama has called for nationwide “soul searching” in the wake of the tragedy.
Soul Searching = I won’t tell you NOT to riot or kill because Trayon looks like he could be my son.
They are inciting riots with their hateful rhetoric. The following is happening where my oldest and grandkids live. Black flash mob: [Peoria, Illinois] ‘kill all the white people’ The danged shooter was NOT white! Why threaten the white folks?! Why even go to the ‘race card’?! And MSM is JUST ignoring this story: Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman. JUST looking for a reason to hate & party with violence! Friends, I’m telling you I saw what Spike Lie and his gangsta thugs were threatening on Twitter late last night.
I need to share these with you because the way of exposing them, is to spread the word!
* Spike Lee is starting a race war and has asked people to kill a white man. This is clearly racist and Spike Lee is RACIST!!
Retweeted by Samantha
* @stephenkruiser @AlexaShrugged And now his fans are threatening me. Almost as if I’d planned this….WHAT??? @SpikeLee
Retweeted by Samantha
* @justpipertoo and @stephenkruiser and @DanRiehl Gosh, you guys are catching it tonight. Glad you’re tweeting the twits for evidence. Man what punks they are – In reply to stephenkruiser
These are JUST small samplings. I lived through the riots in Chicago.
The hateful speech coming from the likes of Sharpton and Wasserman Schultz are fueling this! MSNBC is sparking the flames and DELIBERATELY inciting and encouraging these attacks. Even CNN with this headline from his mother: “I honestly believe had Trayvon been a white kid … . The Huffington Post and so many are culpable in fueling a race war. IMHO it should focus on Zimmerman’s past as a person NOT a white-hispanic.Then again that is in a perfect world where the Obama media looks for opportunities to do JUST what they are doing. It keeps the real news off the nation’s stage. Like the fact we have the SCOTUS hearing beginning tomorrow on the UN-Consitutional obamacare. ~ JP
Check out some of these lyrics:
So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Will we take this
This can’t last forever
Time won’t make things better
SUNSET SKY SHOW, AGAIN: A month ago, Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon aligned beautifully for evening sky watchers around the world. Tonight it’s happening again. On March 25th and 26th, the three will form a bright triangle in the western sky at sunset. Marek Nikodem photographed the early stages of the convergence over Szubin, Poland, on March 24th:
Observing tip: Try catching them before the sky fades completely black. Bright planets are extra-beautiful when they are framed by twilight blue
Two bright planets stand above the crescent Moon early this evening. Jupiter is to the upper left of the Moon and looks like a brilliant star. Brighter Venus is directly above Jupiter as night falls, shining as the dazzling “evening star.”
SUNSET SKY SHOW, AGAIN: A month ago, Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon aligned beautifully for evening sky watchers around the world. It’s about to happen again. On March 24th, 25th and 26th, the trio will appear side by side in the western sky at sunset. Observing tip: Catch them before the sky fades completely black. These bright objects are extra-beautiful when they are framed by twilight blue.
On Sunday, the moon will also appear to dance near Venus and Jupiter. A slender crescent moon will hover slighly above Jupiter, and about 3 degrees to the right (holding your clenched fist at arm’s length is roughly equal to 10 degrees). In North America,
Jupiter and hte moon will appear closest together at around 9 p.m. EDT. Venus will appear about 10 degrees above Jupiter and the moon. The three celestial bodies will resemble a long, narrow isoceles triangle.
Venus is the second planet from the sun, and the brightest planet in our night sky, when it’s visible. In ancient times, the planet was thought to be two different stars — the evening star and the morning star. This is because as Venus circles the sun inside Earth’s orbit, the celestial body is visible for about 9 1/2 months in the evening sky, and then alternates, spending approximately the same amount of time in the morning sky.The rest of the time it’s behind the sun or in front of the sun and hidden by its glare.
Venus takes about 225 Earth days to travel around the sun. The planet also rotates the opposite way that Earth does on its axis. So on Earth, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, but on Venus the sun would rise in the west and set in the east. Due to the changing geometery of planetary orbits, the bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together over several months.
Currently, the other bright light in the night sky is the planet Jupiter, but over the next several weeks, it will slowly slip out of view. As April comes to a close, Jupiter will become much more difficult to see as it sinks lower into the sunset and is no longer visible. For most people, the last time they will likely be able to pick our Jupiter in the sky is around April 24, Rao said.
Through a telescope, Jupiter and Venus will look very different, with Jupiter’s atmosphere creating a swirling mix of clouds. The gas giant’s famous Great Red Spot, which is actually a massive brewing storm, also sets it apart. Venus will appear relatively bland, with a whitish deck of clouds.
If you own a telescope, don’t forget to also look out for Jupiter’s four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. As the moons dance around Jupiter, their positions every night will differ, but these natural satellites have been known to put on a celestial show for lucky skywatchers.
The investigation of Operation Fast and Furious escalated this past week as Fox News learned a leak at the Justice Department is providing documents to the Congressional investigators.
The scope of investigation also includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which records show failed to tell ATF its own confidential informants were helping finance the illegal gun purchases.
Eduardo and Jesus A. Miramontes-Varela, Mexican nationals born in Juarez worked for the Sinaloa Cartel when they became informants for the FBI in 2009, according to sources.
Previously, the brothers, ages 36 and 37, worked as informants for police in Miami, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, and the DEA.
According to DEA and Congressional reports, the two men were the primary cartel contacts used to finance the illegal gun trafficking ring. Jim Needles, the assistant Agent in Charge of the Phoenix ATF office estimated the brothers spent $250,000 on guns tracked by his agency while conducting Operation Fast and Furious. Needles called it “a disappointment” the FBI didn’t bother to tell his agency of the connection.
“You are getting at the very basis of this investigation,” Senator Charles Grassley said Friday.
“But I have to wait till we have all the information before we bring down the hammer.”
“October Baby is a major blessing to our movement!” – Father Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
Left to Right: Lida (Dr. Gina’s daughter,) Doris, my mother-in-law, me, Dr.Gina and lastly Jason ‘The Producer’ -smiles
I do not know where to begin. First it is to thank my rock star Dr. Gina Loudon for gifting this to me. Next to thank my mother-in-law Doris and PF for taking me to the events. I also want to mention Gina’s other ‘gifted’ recipient Gale. It was great meeting and speaking with you. Gayle, Gina and I have a common denominator that we are all transplanted Alabamians. Special group hugs.
From Jason’s Facebook Gina and Chris arrive in limo:
While waiting for Gina to arrive in the limo with Chris, I chatted up Roxanne from WDJC. She is so sweet and the has the most genuine laugh. Jason suggested I go meet her while waiting for them to arrive. She was so magnanimous and radiant. Start your day with Roxanne from 5:00 till 10:00. She is sure to make you think and make you laugh with interesting conversations, thoughtful devotions, playful commentary, and the best Christian music!
“October Baby” filmmakers — Alabama’s own Jon and Andrew Erwin of Erwin Brothers Motion Pictures in Shelby County, along with some of the movie’s actors, producers and writers were joined by Bentley and state officials at a proclamation-signing ceremony today. According to a press release sent by the Alabama Film Office, Greg Canfield of the Alabama Development Office said he hopes the state will attract more projects that can be shot entirely in the state because it’s now competitive with film incentives in other states.
Interesting tidbit I found out last night. Our family friend home schooled her children with the wife of one of the Irwin brother’s. Small world.
I have never been to a red carpet event, unlike my sister on the West Coast who attended the Oscars years ago and has bowled with celebrities It was a true red carpet event, with the pomp and frills. Loved it!
The red carpet was held at The Summit in Birmingham.
As the curtain rises, Hannah, played by Rachel Hendrix, hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful.
Rachel’s performance was so very moving, that she made you believe she was Hannah. That she in fact was a survivor of a botched abortion. After learning of this, Hannah embarks on a road trip to Mobile in search of her birth mother and, perhaps, forgiveness and healing.
“We have an incredible following not only from the faith based community but the pro life community as well because the film deals with an abortion survivor so we’re just seeing an incredible amount of support,” said Hendrix.
“I laughed so hard and cried so hard, and healed. Thank you.” – Gianna Jessen, Abortion Survivor, National Speaker
Her portrayal was thought provoking, making you delve into the issue of not just what abortion survivors feel, yes, from birth but the Christian lesson of forgiveness. And how it gives back tenfold.This story was a fictional story, it was inspired by a real-life abortion survivor, Gianna Jessen who sang the following song in the movie:
Jason Burkey, played a childhood friend of Hannah’s. I will not reveal the details of the movie because I want you to go see it yourself. His role was so endearing and pivotal in Hannah’s life. His girlfriend, played by Colleen Trusler was an impediment in Jason’s life. Colleen looked completely different, with a great short spiked haircut, dyed black. (Film was too large to upload.) Also as the sun began to set the light on the video cam went out so, Jason’s and the Irwin boys arrival was all blacked out. Frustrating. PF will crop the arrival of Colleen & I will add later. Now if he could only brighten the film on Jason & the Irwin’s. Doris (MIL) did chat up an Irwin mother-in-law throughout the red carpet event.
I was pleased to meet Chris Sligh, a finalist in Season 6 of American Idol. I voted for him often. That was when American Idol was worth watching. He was magnanimous to me when the first photo attempt failed. I caught up with him inside the theater and he granted a second photo on his way into see the premiere. His character B-Mac, was priceless and my only regret was he was not featured enough.
“October Baby” had a budget of less than $1 million and was filmed in various locations throughout Alabama, including Mobile and Samford University. It stars newcomer, Alabama native and University of Montevallo graduate Rachel Hendrix, as Hannah with other roles filled by “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Smallville” veteran John Schneider and Jasmine Guy from “A Different World” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Jasmine Guy who played Nurse Mary, a tortured soul played superbly. . John Schneider, who played Hannah’s father, who you love to hate in the film, did not make the red carpet event. But their roles were award worthy. Spectacular. For a first full length feature film, the Irwin Brother’s have a hit on their hands. When a movie can be thought provoking, make you laugh and make you cry, IMHO it is a hit. Hopefully the box office will show the worth of their film. It will enable more family oriented and Christian films being made. See what can happen from a Christian, home schooling education.
“I am now an October Baby activist.” – Mark Hall, Casting Crowns:
NOTE: The producers of OCTOBER BABY have assigned 10% of the profits of the movie to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.
So go see this and you not only will come out feeling fulfilled, you will have contributed to a worthy cause.
You’ve seen the movie.
Your heart’s been touched.
Our hope is that you will find what you are looking for.
Our prayer is that you will take a next step.
Because … Every Life Is Beautiful!
“Will leave you celebrating life…” – BigHollywood.com