There is all kinds of outrage from the feminist left concerning Susan Komen choosing to de-fund planned parenthood. In comments plenty of leftists are vowing to send their money to PP instead of Koren.

Hey it’s their money to spend but let’s remind all these leftists of some simple math.

250,000 to 500,000 people attended the March for life in Washington. This doesn’t include pro-life events all over the country.

Meanwhile abortion groups could not even muster 100,000 for an ONLINE march to support abortion.

I suspect that a lot of people in the walk for a cure found themselves surprised when religious folk, known for a willingness to give were unwilling to kick in or walk for them. I know I was unwilling to donate a thing. There are now tens of thousands of Catholic church bulletins that would not promote their walks are open to them.

Note to our friends in the left, when you kill off your children, they not only aren’t there to vote, they aren’t there to donate either.

Update: And da math don’t lie

Nevertheless, since cutting ties, Brinker announced that Komen’s donations have gone up in the last two days — by 100 percent.

And this money will keep coming too.

Read more:

It was not all that long ago that there was a big hubbub about president Obama speaking at Notre Dame University.

We were assured at the time by people like Fr. Jenkins president of ND and Douglas Kmiec that it wasn’t an issue. Even when the local Bishop corrected him and then declined to attend, they persisted, even when Mary Ann Glendon declined the Laetare Medal the Catholic left insisted that Obama was not a foe of the Catholic faith.

What a difference a few years makes

With the latest HHS release any pretense of “common ground” or a “sensible conscience clause“. He has given Catholics nationwide what Elizabeth Scalia calls a gift of clarity:

On one side, there is cheering. “Women’s groups” are happy. Anti-religionists, particularly those with an animus toward the Catholic church, are nearly delirious. On the other side, there is a grimness that is interesting in its unity, particularly as it is playing out in Catholic media. The furor of more conservative Catholics is unremarkable, but the reactions of the so-called “progressive” church may surprise some for the intensity of their disappointment. At the National Catholic Reporter Michael Sean Winters—furious on behalf of those Catholics who “took some punches” for the sake of President Obama—declares he cannot, in good conscience, cast another vote Obamaward. He now suggests that the bishops chain themselves to the White House fence in order to bring attention to the direct assault this administration is making against the church’s constitutional right to its own conscience—its right to be what it is.

As of this writing 115 Bishops (it was 109 when I started writing) including my own, have denounced it (and as Nice Deb points out, those guys are hard to rile up.)

Some bishops have openly declared they will defy it and the Pope himself has denounced it:

“It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres,” he said Jan. 19 in an address to a group of American bishops visiting the Vatican.

The Pope said he was particularly concerned with “certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion.”

The bishop of Peoria is enlisting St. Michael the Archangel in this fight:

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill. has asked parishes, schools, hospitals and religious houses to insert the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel into the intercessions at Sunday Mass to pray for Catholics’ freedom.

The move comes in response to a new federal requirement that will force many Catholic organizations to provide insurance coverage for sterilizations and contraceptives.

“It is God’s invincible Archangel who commands the heavenly host, and it is the enemies of God who will ultimately be defeated,” the bishop said in a Jan. 24 letter to the Catholics of his diocese.

The prayer should take place in the general intercessions before the concluding prayer, Bishop Jenky said. He asked that the intention of the prayer be announced as “for the freedom of the Catholic Church in America.”

this is the prayer for those unfamiliar with it:

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Our secular friend might laugh at this but to those who know their history they understand the meaning:

Why is that significant? Between 1930 and 1965, when it was last included in regular services, the prayer was recited for the benefit of believers trapped behind the Iron Curtain.

This isn’t just opposition; this is a declaration of war.

Meanwhile when it is reported at all it is reported with the kind of journalistic integrity we’ve come to expect from our American media.

But that really doesn’t matter any more than their ignoring the March for Life matters. Although our friends in the MSM and our friends on the left may promote their propaganda, they know how to count>

MONTAGNE: Well, Cokie, given all this division among Republicans, what about the Democrats? Should they feel as confident as some seem to be about next November’s elections?

ROBERTS: Well, the president is certainly out on the campaign trail himself and he knows that he has big problems ahead. The economy is still very shaky. You could have, at any moment, an enormous foreign policy crisis.

But also the administration is creating problems of their own. The health care law is, as you know, already unpopular in the polls, and the administration has issued regulations that now – that say that Catholic or religious institutions that hire and serve people outside of their own religion have to cover contraceptive services and sterilizations in the health care bill.

It’s got the Catholic bishops furious. There was a letter in church yesterday, calling this an attack on religious liberty, and that’s a problem for the president’s allies – the social justice Catholics – and it could be a problem with Catholic voters. And that becomes a huge issue if the president really starts to lose Catholic voters, because he can’t win without them.

Even E.J. Dione who never saw an Obama move he didn’t like is worried:

Speaking as a Catholic, I wish the Church would be more open on the contraception question. But speaking as an American liberal who believes that religious pluralism imposes certain obligations on government, I think the Church’s leaders had a right to ask for broader relief from a contraception mandate that would require it to act against its own teachings. The administration should have done more to balance the competing liberty interests here.

or in English: This is an election year what are you doing?

Cripes even Sr. Carol (I have $800,000 reasons to love Obamacare) Keehan, last seen on these pages defending a hospital that lost it’s “Catholic” designation over performing an abortion, found it necessary to object:

From President Thomas Jefferson to President Barack Obama, we have been promised a respect for appropriate religious freedom. The first amendment to our Constitution affirms it. We are a pluralistic country, and it takes respectful dialogue to sort this out fairly. This decision was a missed opportunity.

CHA has expressed concern and disappointment about this on behalf of the ministry. We have said the problem is not resolved, and we must have a national conversation on this. CHA is working closely with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and others to look at options to resolve this. We will be discussing it at the CHA board meeting on Feb. 8.

I assure you that we will use the time to pursue a correction during the one-year extension. We will give this issue priority and consult with members and experts as we evaluate options to deal with this. Any suggestions, comments or questions are welcome. I promise to keep the membership informed as we move along in this effort. Please keep this important effort in your prayers as well.

I expect to see a lot of face-saving gestures from Catholics who toed the Obama administration line on Obamacare in the past, meanwhile the best political advice I’ve seen on the subject comes from Pat Buchanan:

Not only should the bishops file suit in federal court against the president and Sebelius for violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state, they should inform the White House that no bishop will give an invocation at the Democratic Convention.

Then, they should inform the White House that in the last two weeks of the 2012 campaign, priests in every parish will read from the pulpit at Sunday mass a letter denouncing Obama as anti-Catholic for denying the Church its right to live according to its beliefs.

If Obama loses the Catholic vote, he loses the election.

The White House will come around, fast. Rely upon it.

That is the right secular move but I have a more spiritual suggestion to impart.

On Feb 18th at 1 p.m. I intend to go to St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fitchburg and pray a holy hour for religious freedom in America before the blessed sacrament.

I suggest my fellow Catholics do the same and/or encourage their pastors, bishops et/al to do the same.

I already know the power of prayer, I suspect the phenomenon of millions of Catholics at prayer nationally over this issue might also illustrate the power of mathematics.

When I saw this post at Stacy McCain’s site this morning I sighed:

Just ask yourselves, Perrybots, what might have been possible if some other candidate — any other candidate, perhaps one who could remember how to count to three – had an extra $20 million to spend here in Florida. But no, you spent months telling the rest of us that Rick Perry was The Only Conservative Who Could Beat Romney, an argument you didn’t hesitate to repeat as late as December, long after it was apparent that he wasn’t ready for prime time. And you still refuse to admit that you were misled, and helped mislead others, into jumping aboard that hopeless Bandwagon to Loserville.

I wondered if it was just frustration by what appears to be Romney’s entirely predictable win in Florida a state with early voting and multiple media markets where organization matters (I would be delighted to be wrong btw) but then I saw this at Memorandum:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry burned through the bulk of a once-sizable campaign war chest late last year in what became an increasingly desperate attempt to right his listing — and ultimately doomed — presidential campaign, federal financial disclosures released late Monday show.

Now one might think this would be an opportune time to mention a certain funding rant of mine but there is something I want to touch on a sec. This is Stacy again:

“What I fear will happen is that Perry will spend several months sucking up media oxygen and burning through GOP donor cash, only to collapse early next year. This will have the effect of suffocating other conservative candidates, and thereby lead to … Romney 2012.”

Wrote that August 9. Perry’s failure was entirely predictable. But you knew everything and wouldn’t listen to me.

“Howdy. Thank you, Erick.”

Yes, this was a big mistake, yes we’ve seen this before with Charlie Crist and Dede in NY, yes a lot of consultants told a lot of people things to keep getting paychecks and we should know better. All of that is true but none of it is important right now.

Right now we have to deal with beating Obama, I’m less concerned about the past as I am concerned about the idea that our nominee is to beat Obama. Yes I’m going to fight for Santorum and encourage others to join us, but when the convention is done I’m supporting the GOP and I’ve got 1000 reasons to do so and so do you.

Eyes on the prize people, eyes on the prize.

Update: Smitty gets it:

Yesterday at the monthly Twin City Tea Party event Mary Z Connaughton (affectionately known around here as Mary Z) former candidate for State Auditor spoke about her work at the Pioneer institute.

After her speech Connaughton took questions from the audience for quite a while fielding inquiries on topics on spending and judicial conduct to casinos and healthcare when talking about business she stressed “You don’t cut the pie into smaller pieces you make a bigger pie”.

I interviewed Mary before her speech:

The Pioneer institute
is a good place but I’d like to see her on the trail sometime in the not so far future

Stacy McCain just called me from Page Field in Ft. Myers from a Gingrich event, here is a quick liveblog as I’m transcribing from his cell phone:

Here is a quick transcribing of what I’m hearing over Stacy’s Phone:

Herman Cain speaking 350 people

Warming up

On energy independence , rebuilding our military Newt and I are on the same page

We need bold fearless leadership in Washington DC

Look past the gutter politics and negativity and the side shows and look where newt Gingrich stands on solid stuff

We need a serious communicator and Newt Gingrich has demonstrated it


Michael Reagan in introduced:

If newt Gingrich is not a Reagan republican I wonder if they would thing Ronald Reagan was a Reagan republican

Have we been losing our freedoms every day every month and every year since Obama took the white house.

Reagan introduces Gingrich to cries of “Newt”

We have a lot to do in the next few hours,

Poll out showing closing within five, one two hours ago saying it’s now tied.

I don’t see how a Massachusetts liberal will do better than the moderates we nominated in 1996 and 2008

(Romney) Outspent us 4-1 and has this whole thing about if I’m really a Reaganite but he was voting for Paul Tsongas in 1992.

No clue what Reagan stood for or was fighting for in Washington.

Can’t do better than Herman Cain for grass roots conservatism. delighted for Michael Reagan to be here.

(Romney campaign is) 3 1/2 million dollars of ads per hour, the only way we can do this is to destroy Newt.

What a pathetic situation to run for president with nothing positive to say about yourself, that’s not my model.

I have an enormous advantage… I actually study these things I’m not a manager I’m a leader. We don’t’ need somebody to manage the decay, we need somebody to change the city

Quotes Soros saying Obama or Romney is fine, Newt would change things

Goldman Sacks is very uncomfortable with me

Those ads are your money recycled to attack me.

No American president has put more Americans on food stamps than Barack Obama

New high water mark with Keystone Pipeline

Imagine an American president cancelling a pipeline that would have put people to work for 30-40 years.

Cancels it to appease his San Francisco people

On the first day I become president I will issue an executive order so every Canadian will know it’s OK to build the (Keystone) pipeline.

Victory requires all of us to do all we can to turn the vote out

Biggest election of our lifetime

I don’t see how a Massachusetts liberal will do better than the moderates we nominated in 1996 and 2008

Newt Gingrich continues….

We want to run a team campaign this fall

I will ask the house and senate to come in on Jan 3rd and stay to
1.. repeal obamacare
2. to repeal Dodd Frank
3. Repeal Sarbains Oxly

We will liberate the American economy so that all three can be passed and be on my desk the day I’m sworn in.

Executive order all White House Czars go

Ex order to move embassy to Jerusalem.

Ex order blocking all support for agenda 21
Comments on Obama’s attack on Catholic church and pastoral letter of this Sunday.

One of the executive orders I will sign will repeal every anti religious act the Obama administration has passed. By the time the president has landed in Chicago we will have repealed about 40% of what he’s done.

I don’t think it is legit for the current establishment to preside over decay, we deserve to know the truth and what happened over the last 4 years.

Talk face to face and twitter with people to get the word out….

Stacy tells me this is pretty much a Newt crowed and this is a get the base out there and working speech. Seems pretty effective. Stacy will be up with a more detailed post once he gets to McDonalds the local Ray Kroc Memorial Media center Ft. Myers branch.

Update 2: Stacy’s base story is here. He doesn’t buy those new polls.

If you asked me even a couple of weeks ago whether the Republican Party could heal from the wounds of this election cycle in time to unite against Obama, I would have said ”Yes.”

I’m not so sure anymore.

Bill Jacobson: Romney is winning his battles, but losing our war Legal Insurrection

Its been 9 days since Barbara Espinosa and Dan Riehl went at it on DaTechGuy on DaRadio over what’s wrong with Newt vs what’s wrong with Mitt.

Both sites have been unrelenting in their attacks on their respective targets but in between throwing rights at Newt Barbara put up one of the most important posts on what this next election means.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF THE LEFT, Extensive List of +1,000 Groups and How You Pay for Them…

This is a remarkable site with an extensive database of groups, people, categories, and their sources of income which we pay for. It is a searchable site also. Highly recommend you save this most informative source on your hard drive or bookmark for ready reference.

Take a look at a single example from the list:

National Council of La Raza

• In 2009, their total assets were $54,380,430

• From October 2006 to September 2009, La Raza received $11,948,205 in federal grants.

The spreadsheet is more detailed, with nearly 1000 entries such as these winners:

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action ……………..$13,796
ACORN …………………………………………………………$571,409
Gay Men of African Descent ………………………………$1,004,568
Arab Com Center for Economic & Social Services …..$14,142,776
Planned Parenthood (including all affiliates)…………. $363,200,000

And each of those numbers and the 900+ other entries are all SINGLE YEAR NUMBERS.

The list in word format is here and the full spreadsheet is here

This is primary time and I expect supporters for each candidate to fight hard for their choice, but when the convention is over and a nominee is chosen if you feel tempted to sit this election out because your choice was not selected or disrespected, take a good look at this list and remind yourselves what 4 more years of Obama will mean.

Remember we always get the government we deserve and if you choose to give Obama four more years out of petulance, it’s on you.

As Stacy McCain puts it: “This is freaking HUGE.”:

He didn’t cave when Chicken Littles in Washington invoked a manufactured crisis in 2008. He didn’t follow the pro-bailout GOP crowd — including Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich — and he didn’t have to obfuscate or rationalize his position then or now, like Rick Perry and Herman Cain did. He also opposed the auto bailout, Freddie and Fannie bailout, and porkulus bills.

Santorum opposed individual health care mandates — clearly and forcefully — as far back as his 1994 U.S. Senate run. He has launched the most cogent, forceful fusillade against both Romney and Gingrich for their muddied, pro-individual health care mandate waters.

Malkin doesn’t sugar coat objections either:

Of course, Santorum is not perfect. As I’ve said all along, every election cycle is a Pageant of the Imperfects.

She then lists her objections but in the end after looking at each candidate, Santorum’s the man.

I’m pleased to have her join me on the Santorum express. Let’s hope that she helps pull us into the station.

If you caught DaTechGuy on DaRadio Saturday at 10 a.m. on WCRN you heard my interview with Mark Oxner candidate for congress in FL-27. During the interview commenting on his “Turn the Ship Around” ad I said this:

DaTechGuy: “Now it would seem to me Mark (Oxner) looking at this ad, and looking at that theme, that this is something that you could literally play in every single district, in every single senate race in every single state.”

John Weston (co-host): “Yeah I think you should come up with a format for that commercial and get it to us up here, and we can just plug in different people.”

And lo and behold less than 24 hours later a rather familiar looking ad is playing in the Senate Race in CT.

It’s PERFECT not only does it expand the attack nationwide, not only does it include Harry Reid as an Obama parrot but since the only changes are the head (and number) of parrots, a different voiceover and a different card, the cost of the ad for a rookie candidate with less funds is likely nominal.

Brian K. Hill gets 10 out of 10 for recognizing this and running with it and it looks like there is more to come from this press release (emphasis mine):

Continue reading “The ship turns around in CT for Brian K. Hill”

This morning I went with Da wife to Dunkin Donuts to get her the morning coffee that is required for the day to be pleasant.

She got her coffee while I ordered a dozen donuts to take home. As the young lady put on a pair of gloves before daring to lay hands on the donuts we would eat it occurred to me that for most of my life and for almost all my parents lives and for all of my grandparents lives (and yours) the people at the donuts shops handled our donuts barehanded. Yet they still managed to not only live full and happy lives, but managed to help win two world wars.

On the ride home she mentioned I needed to pick up some stickers for our trash barrels because of the new Recycling rules. When I asked why she mentioned a document from the city that came this week informing us of new rules and warning us that it is against the law in Massachusetts to throw away paper.

My jaw dropped a bit till I got home and took a look at the mailing from Fitchburg and sure enough:

“Did you know Massachusetts prohibits the disposal of the following items in household trash and first on the list is:

Paper and Cardboard, followed by bottles and cans.

In frustration I threw a cereal box shouting: FREEDOM!

They make search our trash but they'll never take away our illegals!
Think about this for a second, according to our Attorney General it’s not illegal to be an “illegal” in Massachusetts, in fact cities in the state boast of their sanctuary status, but this same state is passing laws forbidding you from throwing away a piece of paper and my city which is in such dire straights that we can’t even afford to keep our streetlights on is sending out mailings warning us against violating state law by throwing out paper.

Where’s William Wallace when you need him?

John F. Kennedy was president when I was born. When he was elected Massachusetts gave him 16 electoral votes. When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 Massachusetts gave him 12 electoral votes. In 2012 Massachusetts will only be worth 11. If you wonder why our state keeps losing reps in congress as our children head to New Hampshire or the south to raise their families, look at what party has controlled our state legislature my entire life and look in the mirror at the people who keep electing them.

I constantly tell my children to move out of this state as soon as they are able. Apparently I’m not alone.