Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lost and Found – September 30th Edition

What to remember about September 30th…

    • 1889  Wyoming becomes 1st state to approve a constitution that guarantees women the right to vote
    • 1927  Babe Ruth becomes 1st baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a single season
    • 1938  French and British prime ministers sign pact with Hitler giving him Czechoslovakia for a promise of peace
    • 1949  After 15 months, the Berlin airlift comes to an end
    • 1954  USS Nautilus is commissioned; worlds 1st nuclear submarine
    • 1955  American actor James Dean dies in a car crash
    • 1975  AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its 1st flight
    • 2005  A Danish newspaper publishes 12 editorial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, months later Islamic clerics use drawings to incite violence and rioting around the world (see them here)

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Herman Cain v. Bill Clinton on Healthcare

Back in the dark days where the specter of Hillary-care loomed large over the political landscape, one man took the fight to the top.  In the clip below, watch Herman Cain (then president of the Restaurant Owners Association of America) took on President Bill Clinton during a televised town hall on healthcare.  For those who say Herman Cain is a recent entry into the political scene who has only just now embraced conservative ideals, I would say watch this video and then judge.  Debating a sitting president on television would intimidate many… not Herman Cain.

Lost and Found – September 29th Edition

What to remember about September 29th…

  • 1780  John André, British spy and accomplice of Benedict Arnold is convicted and sentenced to hang
  • 1902  Cornerstone of Washington National Cathedral is laid; construction is finally completed on same date in 1990
  • 1918  Allied forces breach the Hindenburg Line; last of the German defenses on the Western Front
  • 1939  After the invasion of Poland, Germany and the Soviet Union agree to divide control of the country between them
  • 1966  The Chevrolet Camaro officially goes on sale at dealerships
  • 1982  The 1st of 7 victims dies in the Chicago Tylenol poisonings
  • 1988  Mountain climber Stacy Allison becomes 1st American woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
  • 1988  Space Shuttle program resumes after Challenger disaster with launch of Discovery
  • 1990  American F-22 Raptor flies for the 1st time
  • 2005  Senate confirms John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 2006  U.S. Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor dies in Iraq; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless actions

Lost and Found – September 28th Edition

What to remember about September 28th…

    • 1781  Battle of Yorktown, Virginia begins; end of the siege will effectively leave America in the hands of the colonists
    • 1787  Congress votes to send the newly signed Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for approval
    • 1891  American author Herman Melville dies in New York City
    • 1918  Flu epidemic strikes Philadelphia killing nearly 12,000; worldwide deaths will reach 20 million
    • 1928  Through a laboratory accident, Dr. Alexander Flemming discovers the antibiotic penicillin
    • 1995  President Bill Clinton presides over signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat
    • 2008  SpaceX successfully launches the Falcon 1, the first ever private spacecraft

Lost and Found – September 27th Edition

What to remember about September 27th…

    • 1722  American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams is born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1803)
    • 1777  Lancaster, Pennsylvania is capital of United States for one day as Congress meets there while fleeing from Philadelphia
    • 1779  Continental Congress appoints John Adams to negotiate treaties for America in Europe
    • 1854  Luxury ship Arctic strikes steamer Vesta in fog off Newfoundland; 322 die in the 1st modern naval disaster
    • 1938  President Franklin Roosevelt writes to Chancellor Adolf Hitler in an appeal for peace
    • 1941 SS Patrick Henry is launched; she is the 1st of more than 2700 Liberty ships that will be built for WWII
    • 1954  The Tonight Show debuts on television; Steve Allen is the 1st of many hosts
    • 1979  Congress establishes the Department of Education as the 13th Cabinet position
    • 1994  Over 350 Republican congressional candidates sign the 10-point Contract with America
    • 1997  NASA loses contact with Sojourner rover; historical Mars Pathfinder mission comes to an end

Herman Cain’s first campaign ad after straw poll victory – Outstanding!

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain stunned the country this weekend with his overwhelming win at the Florida P5 straw poll.  With a better than 2-to-1 victory over any of the “frontrunner” candidates, Cain is poised to capitalise on the fact that the winner of the Florida straw poll has gone on to be the Republican nominee every time since Reagan won it.  The establishment “cocktail party” Republicans found on Saturday that their candidates have little appeal to the energized and motivated “TEA party” Republicans that attended the event.  here is the first campaign ad from the Herman Cain organization after their stunning win.

UPDATE!  Herman Cain will be on FOX News with Megyn Kelly at 2:15pm today.

Lost and Found – September 26th Edition

What to remember about September 26th…

    • 1774  Pioneer nurseryman and American legend John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman is born in Leominster, Massachusetts
    • 1789  John Jay is appointed the 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    • 1820  Legendary American Pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone dies at home in bed near Defiance, Missouri (b. 1734)
    • 1898  American composer and musician George Gershwin is born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)
    • 1944  Allied Operation Market Garden fails to capture Danish bridges over the Rhein River; only 3 in 10 escape
    • 1945  U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dewey is the 1st American soldier to be killed by Ho Chi Minh’s troops in Vietnam
    • 1960  1st televised presidential debate in U.S. is held in Chicago between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy
    • 2008  American actor, director, and businessman Paul Newman dies of cancer (b. 1925)

WI Judge says you have no right to food.

In another startling case of “Judges Gone Wild!”, Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fielder issued a clarification to his earlier ruling stating …

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”

 “no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”

 “no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice…”

 Elsewhere in his remarks the Judge addresses what he sees as weaknesses in the arguments by the plaintiffs even though they build on established Supreme Court precedents such as…

  • Lawrence v. Texas – right to privacy in your home
  •  Stanley v. Georgia – right to private, consensual conduct
  • Cruzan v. Dir, Mo Dep’t of Health – right to refuse medical treatment
  • Roe v. Wade – right to privacy in your own person
  •  and even the recent Heller v. Doe by Doe – acknowledgement of fundamental rights

The plaintiffs own cows.  They milk the cows.  They prefer to drink raw milk from the cows because they believe it to be healthier in some important aspects than pasteurized milk.  They share their views with others.  What the state of Wisconsin (successfully it seems) argued is that if you raise a cow, you have no right to control how you use the cow or its products.  If you have a food product, the government can decide if you own it – for if you have no right exercise control over the use of an item, then you do not own it.

The money quote from foodrenegade.com is

“Sometimes I think I’ve woken up in a surreal alternate reality. I was raised in a patriotic glow where the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was a well-defined, well-reasoned expectation. America is the “land of the free.” I do not think this means what I once thought it meant, particularly if we have no fundamental right to drink the milk from our own cows.”

Next we’ll hear that we don’t have a fundamental right to eat that cold slice of pizza leftover from last night because some bureaucrat says it’s bad for me. To paraphrase outspoken opponent of Adolf Hitler and Protestant Pastor and Martin Niemöller

First they came my milk, and I did not speak out —
Because I had no cereal.

Then they came for the toast, and I did not speak out —
Because I had no butter.

Then they came for my pizza — and they left no beer for me either.

What’s next?

(Hat Tip to the Instapundit)

Lost and Found – September 25th Edition

What to remember about September 25th…

  • 1775  Colonial Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured after failed attack on British-controlled Montreal; sent to England for execution
  • 1789  1st Congress of the United States passes 12 ammendments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights; 10 of the 12 will be ratified by the states by 1791
  • 1897  American author and Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner is born near Oxford; Mississippi
  • 1919  President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke while campaigning for passage of the Treaty of Versailles and U.S. entry into the League of Nations; measure never passes, Wilson is left altered and debilitated
  • 1929  American aviation pioneer and Medal of Honor winner Jimmy Doolittle takes a blind flight; proves that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible
  • 1942  Swiss police are instructed to deny entry to Jewish refugees
  • 1957  300 federal troops force the desegregation Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas after mobs threaten children
  • 1981  Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice and the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1992  12-year-old Gregory Kingsley is granted a divorce from his biological parents by a judge in Orlando, FL

Florida Straw Poll Upset!

Now, this is my first time attending a straw poll ever.  The energy was palpable even before the FOX News debate Thursday night.  Friday’s buffet of training, information, and motivation at CPAC-FL helped build on the enthusiastic spirits of the attendees.  Saturday brought over 2600 delegates together from all over Florida.  We got one last chance to hear from each of the campaigns, time to bounce our concerns, questions and hopes off of like-minded conservatives, and even voice a quick prayer.  Finally, all we could do is wait for the tally.

The Bible says in Proverbs that “A man’s heart plans his walk, but the Lord directs his feet.”  Well, look where the path has brought us.

Cain 37%
Perry 15%
Romney 14%
Santorum 11%
Paul 10%
Gingrich 8%
Huntsman 2%
Bachmann 1%
 
Well, the mainstream media is going to have to dig DEEP to spin these results.  And, the presumptive front-runners better start listening.  There is a new player at the table and he is playing to WIN!  His name is Herman Cain.