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NBC: Deliberately misinforming the public

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Source http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/06/12/NBC-News-Mentions-Operation-Fast-and-Furious-for-First-Time-Ever

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Filed under Eric Holder, Fast & Furious, Media Bias

Holder Lied. People Died.

Fast and Furious

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Filed under Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Fast & Furious

Unions going thumbs down on Obama

Obama refused to personally rally on behalf of the public sector unions in Wisconsin, literally flying over the state on the critical days before the Governor Walker’s recall election.

To add insult to injury, when asked why he didn’t go to Wisconsin, the President claimed he was too busy, which was a total lie. He was on a record fundraising spree … NINE events in the four days prior to the election … some of them in States right next door to Wisconsin.

He had plenty of time to keep his promise to “put on comfortable shoes” and show some moral support to the unions who worked so hard and spent so much to help him win the presidency in 2008. He just couldn’t be bothered. And now he’s going to pay.

A recent Gallup poll shows that union members understand Obama threw them under the bus.

2008 union members voted: Obama 67% vs. McCain 30%

2012 union members prefer: Obama 57% vs. Romney 35%

And the AFL-CIO has decided to shift funds away from political candidates, including President Obama. A union spokesman said, “We wanted to start investing our funds in our own infrastructure and advocacy.” In 2008, this same union built up a massive political structure in the months leading up the election, including extensive “Get Out The Vote” efforts, as well as financial contributions to help Obama and his fellow Democrats win their super majority.

In other cheerful news, Rasmussen shows a 16% increase (44% in 2008 vs. 60% now) in the number of Likely Voters who believe the next President will likely be a Republican.

And on May 30, 2012, Moveon dot org sent out a rather desperate-sounding begging letter saying,

“If we can’t increase our budget, we might have to dramatically scale back or pull the plug on some of MoveOn’s most important election efforts this year. … Click here to chip in $5 and help MoveOn take on more campaigns this election season. … In 2008, MoveOn was one of the first groups to endorse President Obama, and we then recruited 1 million volunteers who went door to door, made phone calls, and helped provide the surge of grassroots support necessary to elect Obama.”

After what they did to General Petraeus, seeing them begging for fivers is just too too sweet!

Sources:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155138/Majority-Union-Members-Favor-Obama-Third-Back-Romney.aspx

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/06/now-union-members-are-deserting-obama/721241

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/06/13/afl-cio-redeploying-funds-from-obama-campaign-to-advocacy-and-infrastructure

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/302490/obama-wisconsin-democrats-ive-just-been-so-busy-lately

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/partisan_politics

http://moveonorgnfo.blogspot.com/2012/05/we-might-have-to-pull-plug.html

H/t Pete

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Filed under Barack Obama, Democrats, Elections, Republicans, Unions

Teen chooses Mass over Girls State

Margeaux Graham, a high school junior in Florida, was selected to participate in this year’s prestigious 9-day “Girls State” leadership program in Florida.

This program, run by The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), provides young women who show leadership potential to “learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens.”

It is a “nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country.” Participants get to list the event on their college applications, as well as receive 3 college credits for completing the program.

In short, it is a Very Big Deal to be selected.

Margeaux is not just a bright woman of outstanding character. She is a also faithful Catholic who takes her obligation to attend Mass very seriously. But when she inquired about attending Mass during Girls State, she was told participants would only be permitted to participate in the “non-offensive”, non-denominational service offered for all at the conference.”

This year’s Florida Girls State was held at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee. The Catholic cathedral is literally right across the street.

A member of the national American Legion contacted the Florida Auxiliary to arrange for a priest to celebrate Mass on campus. The Auxiliary said no.

So Margeaux wrote to the organizers declining the invitation, with firm resolve, unless she was allowed to attend Mass. This is her letter, reprinted with permission. Mind you, she is a high school junior.

TO: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #21
FROM: Margeaux Graham
RE: Girls State 2012
DATE: May 7, 2012

I am regretfully writing this letter to formally inform you that I will be unable to attend Florida Girls State in June. I am extremely honored that you found me worthy to represent American Legion Auxiliary unit #21 and am devastated that I cannot participate. I attended orientation on May 6, 2012 and was informed by [name private] that I would not be allowed to attend Mass on Sunday.

My faith is very important to me, as it has been to countless Americans. This country was founded on the principles of religious and personal freedom, the fundamental rights that either you or your loved ones fought to protect. It is disheartening that the Florida Girls State program is structured in such a way that it prohibits participation of young women who have a strong conviction for their religious practices.

The only opportunity to participate in a Sunday service is presented in a “non-offensive”, non-denominational service. As a Catholic Christian I find it offensive that I am not allowed to attend Mass and am perplexed as to how this service could accommodate the beliefs of other religious groups, such as Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and all Christian religions. I am disappointed to see the lack of respect for religious creed from the Florida Girls State program by limiting participants to only one religious paradigm.

Miss [name private] made it quite clear that I had to choose between my faith and Florida Girls State. I was looking forward to attending with great zeal, the knowledge, experience, and friends gained would have been invaluable. My faith has made me who I am, it has shaped me into the young woman that you chose as your delegate, for me to deny my faith would be hypocritical. Words cannot express my disappointment that the Florida Girls State program is designed to only accommodate delegates who fit into a pre-determined religious belief system or none at all.

Margeaux Graham

This letter was forwarded to the State Director, who forwarded it to a state level officer, who also identifies as Catholic, and thus felt compelled to respond to Margeaux. Here is part of her response:

“Only an elite group of young women are given the privilege of attending each year and it is a once in a life-time opportunity to do so. Along with that privilege comes some sacrifice. They must attend an orientation … and for some that means missing a track meet or dance competition and they must remain with the program from beginning till end and sometimes that means missing other important programs throughout the summer and other camps whose dates over-lap ours. And yes, it means girls are unable to go to the church of their choice on Sunday or what ever their day of worship is.”

A Catholic who puts Mass on the same level as a TRACK MEET?! Call me cynical, but I bet this twit also supports ObamaCare and the HHS mandate.

The writer also accused Margeaux’s mother of creating a “negative impact” on her daughter and said,

“Life is full of choices and she will be faced with many in her lifetime. One of life’s lessons is she can’t go through life blaming others for the decisions she makes.”

The American Legion Auxiliary says it is

“the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.”

The ALA premable says,

“For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of American.[sic]”

Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

SOURCE:
Margeaux Graham declined American Legion honors for the sake of her faith.
http://the-american-catholic.com/2012/05/23/margeauxs-stand-catholic-teen-defends-her-right-to-attend-mass/

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THE THURSDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

GREAT COMMENTS YESTERDAY!

Its nice to see there are people here just as snarky as I am.

 

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