Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Conservative Activists Launch Boycott of Citgo

(CNSNews.com) - A conservative advocacy group is urging Americans to boycott Citgo gas stations, since Citgo is owned by the Venezuelan government, and the Venezuelan president has vowed to topple the U.S. government. President Hugo Chavez recently told a TV audience, "Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with the U.S. empire. We have to bury imperialism this century." The guest on that particular program was anti-Bush, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. The American Family Association is urging Americans to send an email to Chavez and Citgo, letting them know that "you will not be shopping at a Citgo station." The AFA said sales at Citgo stations send money back to Chavez to help him undermine U.S. interests. "Why should U.S. citizens who love freedom be financing a dictator who has vowed to take down our government?" AFA Founder and Chairman Donald Wildmon asked in a message to supporters. Citgo's website notes that it is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of Venezuela.

AFA website, TAKE ACTION

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The mark of Kaine

The Washington Times
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The mark of Kaine
By Cal Thomas
Published January 25, 2006



Democrats think they have found their deliverer. He is the new governor of Virginia, Timothy Kaine. So confident are they that Mr. Kaine can lead them to the electoral promised land, they have tapped him to deliver their party's response to President Bush's State of the Union speech. Given the threats posed by foreign and domestic terrorists, Democrats risk exposing Mr. Kaine as an inexperienced lightweight who is not in the president's league of knowledge and experience.
Democrats see Mr. Kaine as a more mature version of another Southern governor, Bill Clinton, the first Democrat to win two presidential terms since the glory days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mr. Kaine has at least two advantages over Mr. Clinton: he doesn't have Mr. Clinton's personal baggage, and his wife isn't Hillary. Mr. Kaine seems like a strong family man who speaks the language and religious faith of Middle America.
Mr. Kaine displayed his Democratic Party bona fides in the first days of his term as governor. He announced his intention to again boost the taxes of Virginians, who had already suffered through one huge tax increase under Mr. Kaine's predecessor, Mark Warner. Virginia has a surplus of $1 billion dollars, but Democrats think they never have enough of our money and so, like unsatisfied vampires, they are constantly looking for new sources of blood.
Mr. Kaine's spending plan includes massive outlays to overhaul Northern Virginia's jammed roads and inadequate rail systems. The Washington, D.C., area, of which Northern Virginia is a significant part, has some of the worst traffic in the nation.
Mr. Kaine aims to raise $4 billion in new taxes and fees by 2010 and deliver a transportation system that would undo Washington's notorious gridlock. But a policy built on roads is problematic, because history has shown in Northern Virginia and other congested regions of the country that traffic usually keeps up with "improved" road systems. It isn't long after old roads are widened and new ones built that cars fill the new space and traffic again backs up. The time it will take to "improve" Northern Virginia's road system -- an estimated 10 years -- will cause more lane closings, detours and worse gridlock than now exists.
If Mr. Kaine were as smart as his supporters say he is, he would steal from what Republicans used to do when they resembled Republicans. He would cut spending.
Any policy that relies solely, or even mostly, on ever-increasing taxes and fees to boost revenue is a policy that eventually will hurt business, reduce investment capital and harm the economy.
Where would spending reductions come from? Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) exposed some of the pork in Virginia's budget during the state's 2003 legislative session. It totaled $8.1 billion and included $2.4 million for the promotion of Virginia wine, $2 million for the Great Dismal Swamp Interpretive Center, and $117,500 to digitalize President Woodrow Wilson's historical papers.
Each year, approximately $300,000 is appropriated to the Virginia Association of Counties (VAC), allowing a select few of Virginia's local government officials and employees to dine on gourmet food, play golf, and enjoy the spas at one of Virginia's luxury resorts. Who do they think they are, members of Congress? Whatever happened to the Holiday Inn? Why should legislators get digs better than most Virginia citizens can afford? VAC's 2003 annual conference was held at the Homestead Resort in southwest Virginia, one of the ritziest hotels in the country.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, remains one of the better role models for cutting unnecessary state spending. Faced with budget problems, Mr. Sanford formed a commission in 2003 that identified wasteful spending. Adopting the commission's recommendations produced $225 million in immediate savings, with further annual savings of $300 million. Last year, he proposed a budget without a tax increase.
If Democrats think they're going to fool Virginians and the country by pretending Gov. Kaine is something other than a traditional tax and spend Democrat, they will be disappointed. That virtually his first act as governor was to announce plans for another round of tax hikes with nothing said about spending reductions marks him as an old Democrat, not a new one.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Kaine pushes tax hike to pay for roads in Northern VA

Kaine Pushes Tax Increase to Improve Roads in Va.

Proposed Boost, 2nd in 2 Years, Would Raise $4 Billion by 2010

By Michael D. Shear and Rosalind S. Helderman
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, January 21, 2006; A01

RICHMOND, Jan. 20 -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) and a bipartisan group of state senators offered competing proposals Friday to raise taxes and fees, with each plan generating close to $4 billion by 2010, to relieve the state's congested transportation network.

Accepting the political dangers of proposing Virginia's second major tax increase in two years, Kaine is seeking higher taxes on auto insurance and the purchase of a car as well as stiffer fees for car registration and driving offenses.

With nearly $1 billion more to spend each year, the new governor said, he can double the state's support for mass transit, increase highway construction by 90 percent and revive stalled road projects.

The money would help build a connected network of carpool or express toll lanes on all of Northern Virginia's major highways, buy rail cars for Virginia Railway Express and Metro, widen Interstates 95 and 66, and fix traffic bottlenecks.

"We don't need any more studies. We don't need an extended session," Kaine told reporters Friday afternoon. "If we do this, if we have the courage to do this, we can fix the problems that have bedeviled us for a decade."

The senators also proposed to increase the sales tax on cars. They want a new sales tax on gasoline at the wholesale level that probably would be passed on to consumers. Drivers pay 17.5 cents per gallon in state gas taxes.

"We must have a dedicated and sustainable revenue source for transportation," said Senate Finance Chairman John H. Chichester (R-Northumberland). "We cannot cure transportation by draining the lifeblood from public and higher education, health care and public safety."

Chichester said Virginia's transportation system has moved from "life support to code red." Without investments, commuters will remain stuck in traffic, businesses will fail to move their goods and the quality of life in Virginia will decline, the senators said.

On Monday, Kaine proposed that local governments receive new authority to limit growth to help them ease traffic congestion. That proposal drew immediate protests from home builders, real estate agents and developers, who visited legislators Tuesday.

Kaine sought to rebut that criticism Friday, saying: "This will not cause the death of the housing industry. . . . People are not going to live in tents."

Kaine's proposals to fund transportation projects prompted new protests, this time from Republicans in the House and lobbyists for the auto dealers.

"It's very hard to justify a tax increase to the general public when we just went through one two years ago," said House Appropriations Chairman Vincent F. Callahan Jr. (R-Fairfax). "And then we've had massive surpluses in the years since. It's going to be a hard sell."

Don Hall, the chief lobbyist for the auto dealers association, said the proposals to increase the sales tax on cars would devastate the auto industry in Virginia.

"We are the golden goose," Hall said, referring to the $600 million that is collected from sales tax on cars. "They are about to kill it. They will put us in a tailspin."

Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax) said the Senate's proposal to increase taxes on gas "has a millisecond of life on the House side."

And Del. William R. Janis (R-Goochland) said Kaine misled voters last year. "Eight weeks ago, he was maintaining that he wasn't interested in raising taxes on cars or gasoline or anything else, for that matter."

Republican leaders in the House said they will present their transportation proposal -- without tax increases -- next week. One senior Republican has proposed taking more than $1 billion a year from the state's operating fund to pay for transportation projects, an idea that Kaine specifically rejected Friday afternoon.

The Kaine and Senate plans represent the second major effort to increase taxes in two years. In 2004, the House and Senate argued for more than two months over tax increases to pay for schools, colleges, health care and public safety.

That ended with a compromise brokered by then-Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) and 17 Republican delegates, who agreed to more modest tax increases than the Senate had proposed. Part of the compromise involved dropping Senate plans to raise taxes for transportation.

Kaine's plan would increase the sales tax on the purchase of a car from 3 percent to 5 percent, raising the tax on a $20,000 auto from $600 to $1,000. Taxes on auto insurance premiums would double, adding as much as $18 per year. Auto registration would go up, and fines for bad driving would escalate sharply.

Driving with a suspended license or reckless driving would be assessed an extra $750, and a DUI conviction would be penalized with an additional $2,200 on top of fines and court costs.

In the Senate plan, sales taxes on cars and wholesale gasoline would be imposed gradually, increasing to 5 percent. Senators said that by 2010, the average driver could pay $65 more each year for gas.

The costs of registering an automobile and renting a car would also increase under the Senate plan.

It would require a new review of procedures at the Virginia Department of Transportation and give local governments more tools to direct growth.

"This is nothing short of a remake of our transportation system," said Sen. Charles R. Hawkins (R-Pittsylvania).

Stewart Schwartz, the president of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, said lawmakers "must come up with stronger land use and transportation planning reforms before writing more checks."

Some lawmakers and local officials in Northern Virginia complained that the higher taxes would fall harder on their region.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) welcomed new funds for transportation but said the state should provide more by borrowing more.

"We have substantial underutilized debt capacity that ought to be used," he said.

Hugh D. Keogh, president of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, praised the Senate proposal, saying the tax on gas may concern some in the business community, who "need to be prepared to give a little bit to get a big picture deal."

Many in the Senate have agreed in recent days that they would not be prepared for another brawl in the legislature unless a transportation plan was sizable enough to make a difference for commuters, meaning at least $1 billion in new funding yearly.

Kaine said he is willing to compromise but wants a solution by the time the legislature adjourns in March:

"Every legislator understands this problem. They've lived it. They've talked about it. They've heard about it from their constituents. They are here now for 60 days with every tool at their disposal to solve it. . . . It's now time to be about solutions."

Friday, January 20, 2006

Republican response to Kaine's state of the State address

Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis and Delegate Kirk Cox Offer Republican Perspective on the State of the Commonwealth

RICHMOND , VA –– Tonight Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax) and Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights) offered the Republican perspective on the State of the Commonwealth following Governor Tim Kaine’s address to a Joint Assembly of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia. The remarks are as follows:

Senator Devolites-Davis:

Good evening. I am State Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis from Fairfax . Along with my good friend, Delegate Kirk Cox from Colonial Heights , we will be sharing with you some of the issues Republicans in the General Assembly will be focusing on this Session.

Kirk . . . .

Delegate Cox :

Thank you, Jeannemarie.

At the start of this new year, this new Session and this new Administration, I believe – to borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan, “It is morning again in Virginia . ”

Our economy is booming. More Virginians are working than ever before. Our schools serve our children better than ever before. As a public school teacher, I can see the results and our kids are scoring better than ever on state and national tests.

But that’s not all: Crime rates are low. Government programs and services are being streamlined using new technology. And Virginia is rightfully called the “Internet Capital of the World.”

There is no question in my mind, and that of many others, that the spark igniting this latest rebirth – this Virginia Renaissance – was lit when George Allen was Governor.

We have continued to build on that legacy on a bi-partisan basis.

We have led with principles… tested new ideas with good common sense… and advanced a broad-based reform agenda to make Virginia a better place to live, work, learn and raise a family.

This upbeat assessment of the state of our Commonwealth is one shared by many, including our former Governor Mark Warner, who declared last week that the “State of the Commonwealth” was “strong.” We agree.

In truth, however, Republicans know that our tremendous progress has its origins not in government, but in the spirit and aspirations – the hard work and special character – of the people of Virginia .

This is the key to understanding Virginia ’s storied history and promising future.

Yes, Virginia is strong. But we reject the arguments of those who say government must tax people more to make Virginia stronger. For when you try to squeeze money out of people who made possible all this progress, you impede that very progress.

Tonight, we have just heard from our newly inaugurated Governor, Tim Kaine. We wish him well.

Like him, we recognize that each new day brings new challenges and opportunities. Nowhere is that more true than in transportation.

Not surprisingly, we did not agree with everything he said. But quite frankly, we were encouraged by ideas he outlined and began to discuss in greater detail.

We welcome, for example, the fact that he rejected calling for higher taxes.

With vehicles becoming more fuel efficient, we agree that it isn’t really prudent to increasingly rely on a revenue source – such as the gas tax – that’s likely to decline even as transportation needs increase.

Also, we were encouraged by the Governor’s focus on finding innovative solutions to transportation problems as opposed to reflexively demanding more from Virginia taxpayers .

Like just about everyone, we recognize there’s a need for long-term transportation reforms in Virginia . But as our new Governor’s recent town hall meetings on transportation clearly demonstrated, there is no single solution – much less consensus – on this very complex challenge.

As we delve into transportation issues this session, Republicans are convinced that a real solution will not be provided by just throwing more money at the problem and sending a blank check to VDOT. Instead, we intend to pursue multi-faceted reforms.

We all know that the transportation system of the 21 st century is vital if we are to improve our communities, make lives better for commuting families, and attract the new investment and new jobs that will keep our economy growing stronger.

We are ready to work with the Governor and the Senate – across party lines – to achieve these goals through genuine, forward-looking reforms.

Of course, transportation will not be the only issue we focus on this Session.

Republicans will continue to champion education reforms and investments – just as we have done for more than a decade now with the Standards of Learning, the higher education restructuring initiative, the Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act, and other reforms that have set the pace for the nation.

Education is the key to individual opportunity for every child, and it is the key to the future strength of this great Commonwealth.

Restoring integrity to Medicaid is another high priority for House Republicans. We also will make it easier for small businesses and their employees to access needed healthcare at more affordable prices.

And Republicans will have other priorities this Session:

Like continuing the program we in the House initiated to restore our wonderful Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Like cracking down on illicit drugs such as methamphetamines and keeping sexual predators behind bars.

As well as protecting private property rights and fostering continued strong economic development in Virginia .

And, finally, we Republicans understand that government does not have all the answers.

With record budget surpluses, we look forward to working with Republicans, Independents and Democrats – as well as the Governor’s Office – to enact real tax relief.

For example, we will eliminate the “Death Tax” so that family farms and businesses do not have to be sold off to pay the taxes.

We also will help families cover the cost of school supplies by creating a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday .

And we will carefully examine the $245 million in new spending initiatives included in the budget introduced by the former Governor.

Instead of creating new and costly government programs, we need to honor Virginia ’s tradition of fiscal conserva tism by letting people keep more of their hard-earned dollars.

We all know that Virginians have been asked to shoulder a greater burden when economic hard times set in.

But now that the Commonwealth is enjoying a budget surplus far in excess of what was projected, it is time to pay a responsible dividend to the people who footed the bill.

Jeannemarie . . . . .

Senator Devolites-Davis:

Thank you, Kirk.

Last Saturday, we witnessed the inauguration of Virginia ’s 70 th Governor, Tim Kaine. For only the third time in Virginia ’s history, the swearing in took place in historic Williamsburg .

During his inaugural address, Governor Kaine compared the challenges that our early leaders faced with the challenges that we face today.

Our founding fathers worked tirelessly to create a Republic with constitutional guidelines that have survived the test of time.

When they established these guidelines could they ever have imagined the vast changes in our society?

Could they have ever imagined the vast global economy that we find ourselves in today, where Virginia ’s businesses compete with those around the world?

Could they have ever imagined the development of the automobile and the traffic gridlock that we find ourselves in, today?

Could they have ever imagined a system of public schools and universities available to every child in Virginia ?

Could they have ever imagined the advent of the internet and the advancement of communications and information sharing that it has provided?

We face challenges that our founding fathers could have never imagined.

I would like to address just a few of these challenges that my fellow Republican Senators and I have identified as our priorities.

We need to address the growing cost of health care, which continues to consume more and more of our general fund budget and more and more of our business community’s resources, while driving health care providers away.

We must dedicate ourselves to creating a strategic plan to funding transportation infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth. We must address the traffic gridlock in Northern Virginia (the third worst in the nation), the growing traffic gridlock in the Hampton Roads area, the lack of transportation infrastructure in the rural areas and the very dangerous commingling of automobiles and truck traffic along the I-81 corridor.

In the new budget there is no desire to start expensive new programs which will drive up the cost of future budgets.

There is a strong desire to put an end to the death tax and many want a back-to-school sales tax holiday.

There is a universal consensus to improve our monitoring of violent sex offenders.

On a more long range basis, we will be working on developing a state energy policy and looking for ways to ensure a quality and affordable college education for the ever growing number of young people who want to fulfill their dream of attending college.

We appreciate Governor Kaine offering to work in partnership with us to move Virginia forward in the coming years.

On behalf of Kirk and all my fellow Republican legislators, we thank you for sharing these few minutes with us and look forward to working on your behalf in the 2006 General Assembly session.

VA Republican Party

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Warner 2, Ostriches 0

Warner 2, Ostriches 0

House Republicans could have stopped Mark Warner’s tax hike in 2004. By looking the other way, they have encouraged him to replay the same old trick.



"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." – anonymous
Gov. Mark “tax-hike” Warner (D) has decided to end his administration with a bang. One of his last acts in office was to submit the 2007-2008 biennium budget.

And what a budget it is! It calls for $72 billion in spending over the next two years—the largest budget in a series of escalating budgets. That’s more than an 18 percent increase from the last biennium—don’t you wish working family budgets grew by 9 percent or more each year?

Even with the $2 billion surplus, that still leaves a considerable deficit to cover the proposed new spending. The numbers are hard to follow, since there is no clear demarcation between the state budget vs. current spending or the budget surplus and its effect on future spending.

The 2004-2006 budget was pegged at $60.8 billion. That means that Warner is proposing $12 billion in increased spending. Parenthetically, it was only 10 years ago (1996), when $12 billion covered the state’s entire General Fund expenditures for just one year.

Warner has not proposed any tax increases, so the manner in which the budget deficit will be covered remains a mystery. But one thing is clear, there won’t be enough money to cover Warner’s proposed new expenditures.

In the 2004 session of the General Assembly, the House Rules Committee passed a resolution asking Gov. Warner to resubmit his budget. The resolution was based on what its sponsor, Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, called an unconstitutional submission of the budget.

Warner’s budget violated the one-object rule that requires legislation to have only one purpose. By mixing spending with revenues (e.g., Warner’s budget called for a tax increase that had not yet been approved by the General Assembly), Warner was in violation of state law.

At the same time, Warner violated another statute he had signed into law a mere year earlier, the Taxpayer’s Budget Bill of Rights. This act sought to make the budget transparent and accountable, so that ordinary citizens could follow the budgeting process.

In 2004, however, Warner decided that it was more convenient to simply disregard the bill he had signed into law, then to comply with it. Apparently, Warner’s administration discovered that Byzantine budgets had a purpose—if knowledge is power, the powerful surely do not want to share that knowledge.

So much for Warner being a reform-minded governor, one who was elected on the promise to run the state like a business. But then again, this was the same Mark Warner who promised not to raise our taxes.

A German politician once said: “Great liars are also great magicians.” Gov. Warner surely fits this description as he continues to enjoy a high approval rating, even though he has repeatedly deceived the voters.

But Warner does not operate in a vacuum. It takes a lot of willing accomplices for a governor to get away with such deceptions and illegalities—how else can one describe Warner’s broken promises or repeated violations of state statutes?

The fault of course rests with the leaderless Republican majority in the General Assembly. The full House failed to take action on the House Rule Committee’s 2004 resolution asking the Governor to resubmit his budget. Nor did House leaders say anything about Warner’s budget failing to meet the requirements outlined in the Taxpayer’s Budget Bill of Rights act.

Is it any wonder then that Warner has chosen to pull the same trick again? Since he was not challenged two years ago, he submitted another budget which projects spending that greatly exceeds current revenues.

And although Warner has not submitted a tax increase proposal, one does not need a crystal ball to see that one is inevitable if the General Assembly approves the proposed spending levels. As a matter of fact, a number of tax-and-spend voices in the General Assembly have been echoing the need for raising taxes.

With Gov.-elect Tim Kaine (D) just about ready to take control of the state, Warner and Kaine have probably figured that it would be better if Kaine submits the inevitable tax increase proposals. This way, Kaine would have some leeway, and if he proposes a tax increase that would only cover a smaller budget—he would appear as more reasonable, willing to gain bipartisan support.

In other words, we are in for a replay of the 2004 triangulation strategy. That time, it was Sen. John “tax-them-until-they’re dead and then hit them with the death tax” Chichester, R-Fredericksburg, who proposed a $4 billion tax hike; this made Warner’s $1.5 hike seem more palatable.

Republican leaders in the House of Delegates had the opportunity in 2004 to stop Warner’s budget dead in its tracks. Instead they chose to bury their head in the sand and look the other way. Don't be surprised if we see a replay in 2006.


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Phillip Rodokanakis is the President of the Virginia Club for Growth.

Virginia Club for Growth

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Congressman Echoes Outrage Over Christian-Mocking TV Show

Note: please take a moment to send an email to NBC Affiliate in Roanoke, WSLS, Kathy Mohn, station manager, asking her NOT to show this anti-Christian show in Roanoke. Affiliates have the right to refuse network shows.....

kmohn@wsls.com

And, also an email to NBC:

nbcshows@nbc.com


By Melanie Hunter
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
January 04, 2006

(CNSNews.com) - A North Carolina congressman Wednesday called on NBC executives to dump a television show that "mocks religion and portrays Christians in a negative light" following public outcry from his constituents.

Rep. Walter B. Jones said the show "The Book of Daniel," which is set to premiere at 9pm Eastern time Friday, should not be aired or should be aired "at a time as far removed from the family hour as possible."

"These constituent concerns undoubtedly stem from press reports indicating that the show contains offensive content - including profanity, crude language, ethnic stereotypes, sexual scenes and innuendo, and a tacit approval of premarital sex," Jones wrote in a letter to NBC Universal Chairman & CEO, Bob Wright.

"But what makes the show especially objectionable are indications that the show portrays religious leaders as people who ignore Biblical teachings by giving some manner of approval to such vices as an addiction to prescription painkillers, adultery, selling drugs, alcohol abuse, embezzlement and sexual promiscuity," wrote Jones.

The Republican congressman also took issue with the show's portrayal of Jesus Christ "as a kind of blasé moral authority who reacts to a teenage daughter selling drugs by stating, 'She'll be fine, she's a good girl,' and to a high school boy engaging in premarital sex by remarking differently, 'He's a kid, let him be a kid.'"

The network wouldn't dare give the same treatment to Islam as it is to Christianity, Jones said

"My constituents, understandably, view this portrayal as an example of bigotry toward those espousing traditional Christian beliefs. I suspect that a similar portrayal of, say, Muslim imams as confused in their faith or adhering only casually to religious teachings would have very little chance of being aired on NBC," Jones wrote.

"Press reports emphasize that the show is destined to 'push a whole lot of buttons.' Since it is unlikely that NBC would be so quick to delight in 'pushing the buttons' of adherents of Islam, one can be forgiven for observing that it seems NBC believes the only acceptable bigotry is bigotry against traditional Christian beliefs," Jones added.

"On behalf of those citizens who believe this show is an assault on their faith and their values, I am requesting that you please reconsider the decision to air 'The Book of Daniel,' or at the very least, assure that the show only airs at a time as far removed from the family hour as possible," Jones concluded.

As Cybercast News Service reported earlier, the American Family Association is also urging its supporters to protest the series.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

White House Score Card

Clinton Democrats:

61 indictments or misdemeanor charges
33 convictions
14 imprisonments
7 independent counsel investigations
72 congressional witnesses pleading the Fifth Amendment
19 foreign witnesses who declined interviews by investigative bodies
17 witnesses fleeing the country to avoid testifying

Bush Republicans:

1 indictment, not even on the primary issue

0 convictions


Republicans may as well concede the race... we can't possibly catch up!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

FRC Releases New Year's Resolutions for the Left

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2005 CONTACT: Amber Hildebrand, (202) 393-2100

FRC Releases New Year's Resolutions for the Left

December 30, 2005

Washington, D.C. - In anticipation of the New Year and the time honored tradition of creating New Year's resolutions, Family Research Council released recommended resolutions for 2006 for some of their busy friends on the Left. FRC can not be held responsible if the listed intentions are not kept.

In no particular order:

"I, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), vow to no longer make false claims that I represent all women."

"I, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, vow to stop making nasty comments about Republicans, who 'I hate and everything they stand for.'*"

"I, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), vow to not jump in front of a camera unless I have something of actual substance to say."

"I, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), vow to stop being a mere puppet of groups like People for the American Way (PFAW) and NARAL."

"I, PFAW President Ralph Neas, vow to stop making Ted Kennedy a mere puppet."

"I, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron, vow to stop distorting Judge Samuel Alito's record -as I have been for the last several months."

"I, discredited South Korean researcher Hwang Woo Suk, vow to stop making up talking points for cloning supporters in Congress."

For our part FRC will continue to fight for faith, family and freedom in 2006, Happy New Year!

*Actual quote, 01/30/05