Thursday, August 23, 2012

[Staff Sgt. Robert Troy Drebenstedt of northern Michigan has returned to America after receiving severe injuries while serving in Afghanistan.  I am proud to write that nearly 700 people in his city of only 1700 people supported this military hero by coming to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser last nite.  Nearly $10,000 was raised!  Small town life is personal and supportive and wonderful!  He is hospitalized in Texas and would be pleased, I am sure, to receive cards and letters from Americans.  If you can, please send a card to:
Staff Sgt. Robert Troy Drebenstedt
San Antonio Military Medical Center
ATTN: Gift Coordinator
3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234. 
If you wish to send a donation, do so by sending a check to Charlevoix State Bank, FBO Robert Drebenstedt, 111 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720  Please note that you were inspired by conservativecorner, if you would.
 Bless you all!]
[DO we really expect the mainstream media to cover this - or will they just keep up attacks on Akin?] Minnesota House DFL minority leader Paul Thissen is calling for Duluth Rep. Kerry Gauthier to end his campaign for reelection to the Minnesota legislature after his sexual encounter last month at an interstate rest stop.
Gauthier, a Democrat, was questioned by police on the evening of July 22 at the Thompson Hill rest area off Interstate 35, where he met a 17-year-old boy for sex.
The two arranged the meeting on Craigslist, and the teen admitted he had told Gauthier he was 18 when responding to the post from the 56-year-old state lawmaker. The age of consent in Minnesota is 16.
No charges were filed against Rep. Gauthier, but his DFL colleagues are clearly disappointed.
Starting at the end of this month the Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam.  20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political.  ”Jumah at the DNC” begins August 29 and will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer followed by other unnamed programs and events, leading up to the Islamic Regal Banquet. The following day will be an all day Islamic Cultural and Fun Fest which will include discussions on the topics of Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act and more.  The purpose, according to BIMA, is to attract national and international attention to the plight of American Muslims and to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect them.  However, not all Muslims feel that BIMA represents them and M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D., Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has expressed serious concerns.
A State Department advisory board report made public Tuesday shows that the Obama administration is studying cuts in U.S. strategic arsenals to “very low” levels and ultimately eliminating nuclear arms.
(FMW)B reports the Michigan senate seat held by two term Senator Debbie Stabenow is considered a toss up to leaning Democrats by most D.C. pundits and analysis. In spite of a significant financial advantage and the benefit of bringing back federal investments into Michigan, Senator Stabenow expected to have a tough re-election campaign on her hands against either of the two Republican front runners. In our July 28th poll for Fox 2 News, Senator Stabenow has a 52.60% to 42.92% lead (9.68 points) in head to head matchup against former U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra.
In the span of two weeks, Hoekstra has wiped out the gap and a narrow 2.35 point advantage. While the positive Hoekstra margin is within the margin of error, it represents a 12.03 point shift in the campaign. The aggregate results for ballot matchup are listed below:
FMWB says this will be a significant blow to Democratic campaign efforts, native son Mitt Romney has climbed into the lead in Michigan's Presidential contest. The naming of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has delivered a targeted affect on the Michigan and Midwest campaign dynamics. We ballot tested the Presidential candidates and we also tested the following two areas of initial campaign impact and awareness:
Vice President Biden is trading his claim that Republicans want to put people "back in chains" for some new imagery -- this time likening GOP lawmakers to "squealing pigs."
Something you'll want to be aware of:
Sent by Retired Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough, of Arlington , VA.

"I wanted to give you all some disturbing information on our wonderful president. I work with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, which provides hunting and fishing trips to children with life-threatening illnesses. This past weekend we had our annual banquet/fundraiser event in Starkville .
As a part of our program, we had scheduled Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube to come; he's a highly decorated U.S.Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker who was severely injured while deployed overseas and didn't have much of a chance for survival.
Greg is stationed at Ft. Bragg , NC and received permission from his commanding officer to come speak at our function. Everything was on go until Obama made a policy that NO U.S. SERVICEMAN CAN SPEAK AT ANY FAITH-BASED PUBLIC EVENTS ANYMORE. Robert D. Sinacola

Having opened last month in just a single Texas theater and facing complaints from the president’s supporters, the “2016: Obama’s America” was shown in 169 theaters last weekend is slated to be in 800 this weekend, producers tell Secrets.
Just as shocking: Over the weekend it earned $7,391 per theater, topping huge hits like “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Bourne Legacy,” and “The Campaign.” Last weekend, it earned $1,249,000, a 293 percent one-week surge. “Expendables 2″ earned $8,670 per theater, tops in the country. What’s more: It was the 13th overall money maker last week, following a movie that was showing in over 1,100 theaters.
“2016: Obama’s America” is based on the conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” and suggests that the president wants to downsize the influence of the United States.
“I was arrested at the rally for, “offending Islam” by walking in a PUBLIC park with my dog. Apparently, Muslims do not like dogs. I was warned by a few demonstrators not to go near them. Of course I ignored them and reminded them this is Canada, not Pakistan. Well I was assaulted and returned the favor in kind.
At that point I was jumped by four COPS, dragged off and hand cuffed. Oh my the police were so angry! They said I was, “insensitive” and “inciting a riot”. 30 minutes later they cut me a big deal. No charges if I left. So I left. Imagine this happening in Canada?
The NPC report identifies no less than 250 major barriers that must be overcome before alternative fuels can reach “wide-scale commercialization.”
The changes researchers consider necessary before green tech can really catch on include: major improvements to electric car batteries; more advanced hydrogen storage technologies; and genetic engineering to boost feedstock yields and thereby drive down biofuel costs.
Back to ethanol. Earlier this year, the feds finally allowed the ethanol tax credit to expire. Over the last three decades, taxpayers have forked over $20 billion in subsidies for ethanol products to allow the oil substitute to gain a small part of the market. Today, nearly 40 percent of American corn crops go to biofuels, a wildly inefficient use of resources.
Consider this: Back in 1944, the first estimate of total global crude oil reserves was 51 billion barrels. Today, that figure is 1.4 trillion, with cumulative production over the last 66 years clocking in at twenty times the original estimate. And regarding natural gas, the U.S. has expanded its proven domestic reserves to 2.6 trillion cubic feet — enough to power this country for centuries to come.
Last week we wrote about an advocacy group that’s claiming milk, despite everything we grew up learning, is bad for us. Not only is it not particularly healthy but, as this group advises, it is so bad for us that our children should be banned from drinking it with their school lunches.
Let’s say milk is really that bad for us. That means that for decades we have been forced to pay for the advertising telling us that milk is good for us. Commodity promotions boards use revenue from product purchases to promote those same products. The “Got Milk?” campaign is one such advertisement.

$20 Million to Inspect Catfish: Zero Catfish Inspected


NASA’s claim that Greenland is experiencing “unprecedented” melting is nothing but a bunch of hot air, according to scientists who say the country's ice sheets melt with some regularity.
A heat dome over the icy country melted a whopping 97 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet in mid-July, NASA said, calling it yet more evidence of the effect man is having on the planet.
But the unusual-seeming event had nothing to do with hot air, according to glaciologists. It was actually to be expected.
"Ice cores from Summit station [Greenland’s coldest and highest] show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data.
NASA ice scientist Tom Wagner told the Associated Press researchers don't know precisely how much of Greenland's ice had melted in this latest event, but it seems to be freezing again.
“The belief that almost any aberration in weather and climate today can be attributed to global warming is pure folly,” Watts told{linkBack}_Skeptics_put_the_freeze_on_NASA_%27hot_air%27_about_Greenland_ice
Thanks to activists like you, the official GOP Platform now includes a full repeal and replace of ObamaCare, a complete Audit of the Federal Reserve, a rejection of Cap and Trade, a strong Balanced Budget Amendment, and even more.  From Freedom Works.

1 comment:

  1. old grizzled veteranAugust 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Boy, I hope, really hope that 1 million muslims show up at the Dems convention--that should send a chilling message to the folks watching on the mainstream media about how our "president" is adored by our most evil enemy ! And, what crap that military personnel cannot attend/speak at "faith-based" sponsored events ?!! As this gotten ANY coverage from the mainstream media ??