Today is an important day within the Republican Party. It’s the anniversary of the beginning of the Republican Party that started officially March 20, 1854. It was the beginning of many dreams, beliefs and ideas.
The Republican Party began in Ripon, Wisconsin by past Whig Party members. It was the result of several natural events and was primarily begun by ex – Whig members who opposed slavery following the Missouri Compromise. Since the beginning of the Republican Party there has been a strong dedicated political party that has stood consistently for their beliefs and has continued to stand tall and fight for each and every one of their constituents.
The Republican Party has stood for fiscal responsibility in the shadow of overspending. They have stood tall in an effort to promote family values. They have stood bravely and always ready to make whatever decision is necessary to protect America against any and all adversaries.
President Obama was raising $23 million every month on average in the last quarter of 2011. In 2012, Obama has stepped up his fund-raising game with $29.1 million hauled in January and $45 million raised in February. But even with this rapid increase in funding, Obama was unable to match the $56M that he brought into his campaign to seek the Democratic nomination back in February 2008.
This could be attributed to the fact that Obama may have some difficulty in getting more voters to contribute given the three years of high unemployment, high debt levels, rising gas prices and overall economic woes that still make it hard for most Americans. This is opposed to the breath of fresh air that most Americans considered him to be back in 2008 with his campaign for ‘change’.
People go to great lengths to rid their lives and their bodies of toxins. Some people are content with just purchasing green products yet others prefer a more personal approach. Often people are able to eliminate toxins from their lives by implementing a little of both, purchasing green products and taking on a personal approach.
With political season heating up around the country, and races far and wide getting attention for a variety of reasons, I thought now would be a good time to go over a few do’s and don’ts as far as campaigning is concerned.
Do make sure that you get out and meet and greet the citizenry, tell them your positions, look them in the eye when you do it, and be brave in the face of the opposition you will no doubt face from time to time, unless, of course, you are 61 year old William Smith, a truck driver from southern Ohio. Then you can do what you like, never speak to anyone and file paperwork to run for office. Then, with the help of an unknown and possible very illegal SuperPAC robo-call, win the primary in Ohio’s second congressional district to get a shot at running in November primary for that congressional seat.
The people behind the robo-call are a mystery no one has yet solved, and they have garnered the interest of the FBI and the Ohio district attorney’s office. They are both looking into the legality of the mystery SuperPAC, which is supposed to register if it spends so much as $1,000. Calling every house in Ohio’s second district on the eve of an election probably cost much more than that. One wonders who funded them and why? And why not register? Someone perhaps has something to hide here?
I’ll get you more on this when news becomes available.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it will offer schools the choice to purchase beef made without pink slime. The announcement comes on the heels of a report released earlier this month by two microbiologists, suggesting the filler, derived from non-food grade animal material, may not be safe for consumption.
Although the original guidelines set by the USDA required that no more than 15 percent of a food product served in schools consist of pink slime, many parents were not satisfied, and asked their school boards via letters and verbal correspondence to seek alternative types of meat.
The most outrageous and obvious one that I have seen was on an episode of the Fox television show “Fringe.” The main characters were driving a completely electric car…not standard issue for most federal agents…and actually found a place where they could plug it in and charge it up.
Really! You’re telling me that you just happen to find a place to plug in your electric car. What made this particularly funny was how they just kept talking as the character took off the plug for the car. The next commercial break showed that car and how great it was.
Has Maher made sexist comments directed at women? Yes. Are his actions as shameful as Rush's? No.
This morning was one of the roughest in a long time—mostly because I injured my arm a week ago and it’s still healing and hurting, but also because I went against my instincts. My best friend’s daughter is my daughter’s best friend, and they both really wanted my daughter in swim class with them. I thought it was a great idea, too—until I saw the level of swim that she was in. She’s a year older than my little girl and has more experience, and the class she was in was too advanced.
Look. I know that socialist voters don’t always care to get involved in the politics of the mainstream U.S. left as it’s currently constituted. At this moment in history, the left is diluted and at worst, it colludes with authoritarian elements. But we’re also at a turning point where the possible Republican candidate is so off the wall, so bizarre, so bonkers -- so hateful of basic human rights and protections that even those who don’t usually vote in these contests should take a close look at this guy before they decide to sit out this year.
Here’s the end result of the idea that “conscience” should preclude professional obligation to provide unbiased medical care to all patients regardless of their background or their needs: Politicians in Kansas are driving forward with new legislation aimed at not only restricting access to abortion, but allowing doctors to deliberately withhold information if they discover that a baby will be born with a debilitating disease or is certain to die during gestation or birth.