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Monday, November 30, 2009

Naughty and Nice List - What stores ban "Christmas"

This was just published by Liberty Counsel today.  Some stores refuse to recognize Christmas whatsoever.  Bah Humbug.



If you find a local store that openly celebrates Christmas, be sure to thank the manager!  Feel free to drop me a note, I'll add it to a local list!


NAUGHTY



 A.C. Moore – Web site: “Holiday Wishes From Us to You.” Report: 3 types of “Holiday” gift cards – when “Christmas” gift cards requested, store replied “We have to be politically correct.”
 Albertsons – Web site: “Holiday Solutions” without mention of “Christmas.”
 American Eagle – Web site: no mention of “Christmas.”
 American Girl – Web site: “joy to the girl” on home page. “Holiday” everywhere but no mention of “Christmas” except items named by manufacturers.


NICE



 Amazon.com – Web site: “Christmas Trees” and “Christmas” decorations.
 Barnes & Noble – Web site: “... free delivery by Christmas” on home page. Local stores play “Christmas” music.
 Bass Pro Shops – Web site: “Time Passes … Hold on to Christmas” and “Classic Christmas” section. “Christmas” music playing in stores.
 Bath and Body Works – Web site home page: “The Perfect Christmas…at Home,” “Spread Christmas Cheer with Holiday Home Fragrances” and “The Perfect Christmas Book.”
 Bed, Bath, and Beyond – Web site: “Christmas D├ęcor” section and “Merry Christmas” gift cards.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST, CLICK HERE.





Friday, November 27, 2009

SB174 - Microstamping on handguns bill - PUBLIC HEARING on December 1



Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing
 PUBLIC HEARING


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

11:00 AM - or immediately following the executive session, whichever is later.

411 South - State Capitol
SB 174



Senate Bill 174 - Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.


By Senators Coggs and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Young, A. Williams, Turner, Berceau, Grigsby, Colon, Richards, Kessler, Sinicki and Pasch. 


From the NRA-ILA:



Problems with "Micro-Stamping"
  • "Micro-stamping" has repeatedly failed in tests.
  •  "Micro-stampings" are easily removed.
  • Most gun crimes cannot be solved by "micro-stamping," or do not require "micro-stamping" to be solved.  
  • Most criminals get guns through unregulated channels.
  • "Micro-stamping" would increase gun thefts, home invasions and burglaries, and expand the black market in guns..
  • Most guns do not automatically eject fired cartridge cases.
  • Only a small percentage of guns would be "micro-stamped."
  • Most violent crimes don't involve guns. According to the FBI, 3/4 of violent crimes, including 1/3 of murders and 3/5 of robberies, are committed without guns.9
  • "Micro-stamping" would waste money better spent on traditional crime-fighting and crime-solving efforts.
  • "Micro-stamping" would expose police departments to lawsuits if officers fired "unsafe handguns."





Contact your State Senator and let them know you are against the bill.






Happy Thanksgiving

Tiger Woods injured in crash

Just saw this.  Hope he's okay.

Tiger Woods was injured in a car crash today.  The report states his injuries are serious.

B&S (Barak and Saul) Puppet Show

A little fun with the Puppet and his Puppetmaster...




Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crowder on GITMO

Be enlightened.

West Bend School Board Meeting EARLY tomorrow night


Regular Board of Education Meeting
West Bend West High School - Library
1305 E. Decorah Road
West Bend WI 53095 November 23, 2009
5:30 p.m.

READ AGENDA HERE

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cloture vote on Reid's health care bill TOMORROW.

Reid is trying to push a health care bill that will fund abortions with taxpayer money.  Read below.  Take action.  Time is short.

From Traditional Values Coalition:
ON SATURDAY, "in a rare weekend session, the U.S. Senate is being forced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to vote on his 2,000+ page health care bill that funds abortion.
Reid’s health care bill was crafted in secret with Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and others without input from most Senators.
Reid’s bill will fund abortion on demand with taxpayer money and includes numerous tax increases as well.
The “cloture” vote on Saturday needs 60 votes to pass. This vote will be on a motion to move ahead with a vote on the bill itself. Once the cloture vote is won, the Reid’s abortion-funding bill can pass with a simple majority.
In short, if your Senator votes for cloture on Saturday, she or he is voting to pass the bill itself and to fund abortion with your tax dollars.
Senators can use their cloture vote to claim that all they wanted to do was to let the vote come to the floor – when in fact, they know that by casting their vote for cloture, the abortion-funding bill is sure to pass with a simple majority.


IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED: Time is of the essence.

On Saturday, you will have to contact their Washington D.C. offices.
Your Senior US Senator
NAME: Sen. Herbert H. Kohl

District Phone: (608) 828-1200
Your Junior US Senator

NAME: Sen. Russ Feingold

District Phone: (608) 828-1200"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ALA ACLU CENSOR Miami School Board over Cuban Book - LOSES BATTLE IN SCHOOL LIBRARY

From the mouths of babes.


It appears the ACLU, with it's cohort ALA (American Library Association), were pounding on a Florida school in order to keep a book that the school board wanted removed from the school library, citing it "presented an inaccurate picture of life in Cuba." The original complaint was filed by a former political prisoner of Cuba.  Whether this information about the book itself is true or not, I can't say, but I find it ironic that the very same organizations that came into West Bend, demanded their version of FREE SPEECH, then CENSORED community standards, has taken their battle to Miami to do the same - AND LOST.  




School board members in Miami have won their battle to remove a children's book from the shelves of Miami-Dade school libraries because they said the book presented an inaccurate picture of life in Cuba.
...
The board majority said the book was inaccurate and contained several omissions about life in Cuba under Fidel Castro....
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida had appealed to the high court to overturn the 11th Circuit decision.
...
The action lets stand a 2-1 ruling by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals that the school board's decision to remove the book was not censorship in violation of the First Amendment. Instead, the Atlanta-based appeals court said the school board was seeking to remove the book because it contained substantial factual inaccuracies.


He (ACLU Exec. Dir. Howard Simon) added, "If that is to become the new standard for censoring books from public library shelves, the ACLU may be immersed in censorship battles for years to come."


Bring it on!


I think Cuba would gladly welcome the ACLU and ALA.  Perhaps they should consider relocating.


Here is the ALA commentary:


Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, told American Libraries,“Naturally we are disappointed with this decision. The book ban is unconstitutional, and we will continue to support the ACLU’s efforts to return the books to the shelves of the Miami-Dade school libraries.” ALA’s Freedom to Read Foundation had filed an amicus curiae brief (PDF file) for the plaintiffs in ACLU of Florida v. Miami-Dade School Board, along with Reforma and other groups.

Source: "Appeals Court: Miami-Dade Book Ban Isn't Censorship," by ALAAmerican Libraries, 11 February 2009.




Friday, November 13, 2009

Habitat for Humanity DONATION DRIVE on SATURDAY


Habitat for Humanity DONATION DRIVE on SATURDAY

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
DONATION DRIVE
SATURDAY
9 A.M. TO NOON
DROP LOCATION:
LIVING WORD LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

(Hwy. 45 S to Hwy. 60 E through Jackson to Living Word HS- large sign on corner)

"Proceeds from the ReStore help provide simple, decent housing to low-income families in Washington County, while reducing the volume of waste in local landfills and offering “A Second Chance for Building Materials.”

The Habitat ReStore accepts new and used building-related materials from contractors, suppliers, individuals, remodelers, and property managers. Some materials are used directly in the construction of Habitat homes, but most are offered to the general public to purchase at reduced prices. Want to donate?

HABITAT accepts:

Appliances (5 yrs old or newer) Lumber
Cabinets Millwork and Trim
Doors and Windows Paint (unopened white)
Electrical and Lighting Plumbing
Flooring Roofing
Hardware Tools

Not on the list? Please call 262-334-1801 and ask! Donations are accepted during ReStore business hours.

They cannot accept
:

Lead based materials Electronics
Toxic materials Computer furniture
Used carpet or carpet pads Fireplaces
Colored paint 
Paint that has been used

Catholic Campaign for Human Development a Scandal - BOYCOTT THE COLLECTION PLATE


Here is some info about the CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.  West Bend's local pastor, Jeff Haines, of St. Francis Cabrini Church (262-338-2366), is an ADVOCATE of "Common Ground", a brainchild of socialist community organizer, Saul Alinsky. Catholics beware, be informed, be wise.


1)      From this collection the Bishops gave
2)      Just this year alone, the Bishops gave $247,000 to Chicago-style community organizing groups in Wisconsin  (see below)
3)      Pro-Life groups are NOT eligible for these funds
4)      Pregnancy Care Centers are NOT eligible for these funds
5)      Religious Orders are NOT eligible for these funds
6)      Soup kitchens and homeless programs are NOT eligible for these funds.

One can only imagine how many staff could have been hired to fight Planned Parenthood’s agenda for our state, billboards that could have been displayed, tv commercials that could have been aired, newspaper ads that could have been printed, ultrasound machines that could have been purchased, buses that could have been sponsored for folks to attend the March for Life in DC in January, boxes of literature that could have been purchased for door-to-door distribution, etc., out of the

$247,000
Wisconsin’s Bishops gave to Chicago-style community organizing groups this year.

Many Catholics across Wisconsin work hard flipping pancakes, frying fish and helping with other fundraising efforts, and are highly offended the Bishops just handing these radical left groups excessive checks.

This scandal has reached epic proportions such that several national Pro-Life/Pro-Family groups are calling for a nationwide
“Boycott the Collection Plate”
effort for the CCHD collection.  Many of these organizations’ excellent articles and websites are listed below for easy access.  The time has come for some serious accountability.

HERE ARE SOME CONVENIENT COUPONS for you to print off and share instead of dropping money in the collection plate - CLICK HERE!

Become well informed by reading the materials below or conduct your own research.  


$247,000 Reasons
Why Wisconsin ’s Conservative Catholics
Should Consider Boycotting the Collection Plate

2009 Wisconsin Grantees for
Campaign for Human Development $, include:

Green Bay
ESTHER (Gamaliel Foundation Affiliate
$25,000
Green Bay
JOSHUA Justice Organization Sharing Hope & United for Action
$25,000
LaCrosse
AMOS (Gamaliel Foundation affiliate)
$25,000
LaCrosse
Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope
$25,000
Milwaukee
Common Ground – Industrial Areas Foundation – See Website
$40,000
Racine
RIC - Racine Interfaith Coalition (Gamaliel Foundation affiliate)
$25,000
Milwaukee
Voces dela Frontera – Illegal Aliens – See Website Newsletters
$50,000
Superior
Comunidad Hispana
$25,000

TOTAL:
$247,000



CCHD Brochure

CCHD PowerPoint

Catholic Bishops Give $7.3 Million to ACORN 


Eagle Forum – Phyllis Schlafly Column “The Catholic Connection to Obama,”www.eagleforum.org/column/2008/nov08/08-11-14.html

Join the Boycott of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development – YouTube Video

American Life League Exposes CCHD Scandals

“Picking Pockets in the Pew – the Campaign for Human Development Scandal”– Catholic Media Coalitionwww.catholicmediacoalition.org/picking_pockets.htm

“A Sordid Tale About the Catholic Campaign for Human Development,”  American Life Leaguehttp://www.all.org/newsroom_judieblog.php?id=2774

More Questions Surrounding CCHD Grantees – Bellarmine Veritas Ministry

Alinskyian Organizing - (Saul Alinsky is the Father of Community Organizing.  He was a 1960s radical who founded the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.  Alinsky targeted Churches - Primarily Catholic Churches - as well as semininaries.)http://www.catholicmediacoalition.org/alinskyian_organizing.htm

Dissing the Organizer: Obama, ACORN, and Catholic Action
“ Cleveland Catholic Diocese Donated $30,000 to Group with Ties to NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League),” www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/printerfriendly.html?articleid=01070501

“Social Justice:  Code Word for Anti-Americanism,” Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly Report, January 2009. http://www.eagleforum.org/psr/2009/jan09/psrjan09.html

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost:  Obama, ACORN, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development” by Stephanie Block, Catholic Media Coalition,      http://www.catholicmediacoalition.org/chickens_come_home.htm


See Human Life International’s website for an excellent collection of info.http://www.hli.org/

“Catholic Citizens of Illinois Calls for Boycott of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development,” www.ilgopnet.com/node/1167


Contact info for Wisconsin's Bishops:

      Archdiocese of Milwaukee
      P.O. Box 070912 
      Milwaukee , WI  53207
      1-800-769-9373  &  (414) 769-3300


v     Bishop Robert Morlino
Diocese of Madison
Vice-Pres. - Wis. Catholic Conference
St. Patrick's Church
      404 E. Main Street  Madison 53703
       1-800-833-8452 (608) 256-5614,  821-3000
      Email:  Kevin.Phelan@straphael.org
                  Gemmel@straphael.org




v     Bishop Jerome Listecki
Diocese of LaCrosse
      3710 East Ave. South  LaCrosse 54602
      (608) 788-7700

v     Bishop David Ricken
Diocese of Green Bay
      P.O. Box 23825  Green Bay 54305
      (920) 437-7531    

v     Bishop Peter Christensen
Diocese of Superior
1201 Hughitt Ave. Superior  54880
(715) 392-2937



Thursday, November 12, 2009

NCAC Loses Credibility - Supports PORN

But we knew this.  They hopped right in to the West Bend Library issue and supported the porn in our youth section, as well.  Read on.


From SafeLibraries:
The National Coalition Against Censorship [NCAC] is promoting pornography. Literally, promoting porn. Colored ribbons, contacting elected representatives, thanking porn purveyors, sending money to the ACLU, everything.

This is the very same organization that writes to communities nationwide to convince them not to legally protect children from inappropriate material, like in Leesburg, FL, or West Bend, WI, etc. It even has a "Book Censorship Toolkit" for public schools and a "First Amendment in Schools: Resource Guide."



...


When the NCAC comes into your town to tell your leaders how not to protect your children, you'll know what to do after reading this:  Plaid Ribbons for Pornography Awareness,"by National Coalition Against CensorshipBlogging Censorship,  30 October 2009. ....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

THANK YOU to our Armed Forces Veterans


TOWN HALL MEETINGS - MENOMONEE FALLS/CEDARBURG

Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 11/15/2009
Starts: 07:00 PM
Where: Cedarburg Police Department
W75N444 Wauwatosa Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012




Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 11/14/2009
Starts: 01:00 PM
Where: Menomonee Falls Village Hall
Council Chambers
W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

US Naval Academy "King's Firecrackers" - Untouchable

You can't watch this and not be awestruck.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Branding Obama, and other catchy notions

Todd Lohenry discusses branding.  O- MG!






Monday morning coffee break

An enjoyable day to all!  Yes, ALL!  :-)


Knights of Columbus Publish Stats on Abortion in America - Marist Poll

To their credit, more and more Americans are becoming aware of the widespread agenda to normalize baby killing - and not falling for it. But it's all about the woman/MOTHER, right?


Read more stats HERE.




Sunday, November 8, 2009

West Bend School Board Meeting MONDAY night 7 p.m.

WEST BEND SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
EAST HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 
7 P.M.


Kathy Zarling will explain the pupil discrepancy in reporting to the DPI for state aid.


Wonder if she'll answer questions about other pupil reporting discrepancies, like...
 Telling the taxpayers there were 7146 students at the public tax levy meeting, but -
reporting to the West Bend News there were only 7028.


REPORTED TO PUBLIC:




REPORTED TO WEST BEND NEWS:

 “The number we submit to the state is based on ‘full-time equivalency’ rather than the actual number of students,” Zarling said. 
    A student in a half-time kindergarten program, for example, is considered .5 fulltime equivalency. 
    The number of students attending the schools, or the actual head count is 7,028.."

Friday, November 6, 2009

AB458 passed last night 48-43


The final vote on Passage of Assembly Bill 458 was 48 to 43 - straight party-line vote with the Democrats voting in lock step with Planned Parenthood's extreme agenda and the Republicans plus Pro-Life Democrat Bob Ziegelbauer voting in support of Wisconsin's teens, parents, school districts, and taxpayers.


Roll Call Vote sheet:  http://www.legis.state.wi.us/insession/assembly/index.htm


Next Stop - The State Senate.


STAY TUNED AND BE READY.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

FORT HOOD TEXAS ON LOCKDOWN AFTER SHOOTING

This is of grave concern.

It appears 7 are dead, more are injured, at military base Fort Hood in Texas.

No further information has been released at this time.

UPDATE:  12 dead, 31 injured.  More info HERE.

Planned Parenthood BUSTED by former Director in Texas

Abby Johnson is taking the leap and exposing PP for what it is:  A Baby-Killing Factory.


"A former director of a Texas Planned Parenthood branch who resigned after she watched an ultrasound-guided abortion told WND the clinic was pushing employees to strive for abortion quotas to boost profits.
"There are definitely client goals," former clinic director Abby Johnson said. "We'd have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients."
Johnson, 29, said the Bryan, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic performed surgical abortions every other Saturday, but it began expanding access to abortion to increase earnings.
"One of the ways they were able to up the number of patients that they saw was they started doing the RU-486 chemical abortions all throughout the week," she said."

Read more HERE.

Watch this video by JOHN PIPER.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shedd Aquarium Free Days - Take the Fam

SHEDD AQUARIUM in Chicago - Great way to spend the day!  


Here are the remaining FREE days for 2009:


Remaining 2009 Community Discount Days are these Mondays and Tuesdays: Oct. 26 and 27; and Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30.