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Virtual March for Life Banner Code

January 19, 2010 | By | No Comments

Be sure to get your personal avatar when you visit

And bloggers get the code for a banner.

Virtual March for Life — register now!

January 15, 2010 | By | No Comments

Virtual March for LifeThis is the coolest in New Media yet. Avatars, google maps, networking, protesting — all at once. Go visit the site (even if you are pro-choice…)

March for Life…

Even If You Can’t Be There

Now you have the opportunity to march online, alongside your fellow pro-lifers – even if you can’t be in Washington. Americans United for Life is proud to host the first Virtual March for Life.

It will only take seconds, sign up, select your own “avatar” and then invite your pro-life friends and family to participate as well. It’s the best way to “be there” even if you can’t be there.

Join the Virtual March for Life. Show your support for life. Make your voice heard.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Pearl Harbor Day 2009, Links

December 7, 2009 | By | No Comments


The Pearl Harbor Telegram

We were at war.

We are at war.


Tom McMahon did the thinking. I’ll do the linking.

See more of Tom’s outstanding Pearl Harbor Day — WW2 blogging at the jump.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Red State Rant has more on 7 December 1941.

And Follow Tom McMahon on Twitter He’s the best.

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Four Year Blogging Anniversary for Your Business Blogger(R)

September 3, 2009 | By | No Comments


Jesse Brown This is a re-post of Your Business Blogger’s(R) first entry on Merged with a few months later. Business Blogging continues at


Jesse Brown, 58, passed away some three years ago. He was my friend and business partner. This inaugural post on Labor Day 2005 is to honor his memory and his work.

He was wounded by enemy fire in Vietnam leaving his right arm and hand partially paralyzed. This never slowed him down.

I once asked him when he was at the pinnacle of his career what drove him to work so hard. Money, I thought; status, celebrity? No. “I just want to help my friends,” he said.

His passion for service helped him become the Veteran’s Affairs Secretary for Bill Clinton.

And yet he helped me, a nobody who worked for a Republican governor.

Jesse is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, not far from my dad. Two warriors to whom I owe so much.


See Reasoned Audacity for more on the ANC.

Dawn Eden, Author and Blogger Joins Americans United for Life

June 9, 2009 | By | No Comments

Alert Readers following Your Business Blogger(R) on Twitter know that Charmaine has recently hired some world-class talent.

dawn_eden.jpgWhere does she look for the best people?

The blogosphere.

Dawn Eden Senior Fellow, Publications and New Media Outreach

Start a blog. Follow on Twitter. You might find a job. An employer might find you.

From an AUL press release,

Author and Blogger Dawn Eden Joins Americans United for Life,

Washington, DC — Dawn Eden has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Fellow, Publications and New Media Outreach. Her focus will be on writing and research to promote AUL’s legal expertise through both traditional media and “new media” outlets.

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO commented: “I am very pleased Dawn is joining our team. As a best-selling author and award-winning journalist, she brings a strong set of skills to the AUL team. With her dedication to the pro-life cause, Dawn will be a key part of our efforts to protect human life.”

Miss Eden said: “It is my honor to join the team at AUL, America’s oldest national pro-life organization. AUL is known for its unparalleled expertise across the spectrum of life issues and for its demonstrated success in motivating the grassroots. My goal as Senior Fellow is to expand the organization’s publications and media presence in ways that will increase the public’s recognition and support of not only AUL, but the entire pro-life movement.”

Miss Eden is author of The Thrill of the Chaste (2006), a guide for young adults on being counterculturally virtuous. Now in its eighth printing, the book has been translated into Spanish, Polish, and Chinese.

A graduate of New York University, Miss Eden began her career as a music journalist in New York City. In 2004, she was awarded the Associated Press’ top award for her work as a copy editor and headline writer for the New York Post.

In February 2002, she became a pro-life blogger (The Dawn Patrol), and has since contributed articles on politics and culture to the Wall Street Journal and National Review Online. In addition, she has been featured on NBC’s “Today” and on EWTN, and has spoken throughout North America, England, Ireland, Poland, and Australia.


Get a job, start a blog.

Be sure to follow Jack and Charmaine on Twitter; jackyoest; charmaineyoest

Media Alert: Charmaine Quoted in National Journal, Internet Impact on the Supreme Court Nomination

May 14, 2009 | By | No Comments

Amy Harder, writing at the National Journal, interviewed Charmaine on the on-line battle on the up-coming Supreme Court Nomination. Also see nice quote from David All.

Online SCOTUS Rumble Sets Stage For Nomination Fight

Interest Groups And Media Observers Weigh In On What Influence The Internet Will Have On Upcoming High Court Battle, by Amy Harder, Thursday, May 14, 2009,

Americans United For Life says it has already seen an overwhelming response from its online supporters in discussions anticipating a nominee. “We had to upgrade the back end of our computer operation because we’ve seen such an outpouring of interest being more active on these issues,” said Charmaine Yoest, the anti-abortion group’s president. Her organization echoes a common concern on the right that Obama will nominate a judicial activist who will trigger a “dramatic shift in public understanding of the role of the courts,” Yoest said. “When you go down the path of accepting judicial activism as the norm, that dramatically increases the amount of power judges have.”

Yoest said her group will be ready to go right out of the gate once a nominee is announced. She said its “robust” online advocacy program, Facebook community and new IT system will mean “better, faster and cheaper” communication with supporters. “We’re ready whenever they bring it out,” she said. “There won’t be a huge delay.”

Charmaine predicts that the next Supreme Court Justice nominee will be a woman. a pro-choice, abortion advocate. See the AUL analysis here.

See Charmaine’s writing on “The Woman’s Chair.”

Tiny URL:

Follow us on Twitter: @JackYoest @CharmaineYoest

Happy Anniversary: Reasoned Audacity Moves Into Year Five

April 15, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

reasoned_audacity_ipso_facto.gifFebruary 2005 Charmaine began Reasoned Audacity which now has over 1.2 million page views.

Your Business Blogger(R) started a blog in August of ’05 and we did a mash-up combining Business Sense, Military Discipline, Timeless Truth with Politics In Real Life. Our marriage was, indeed, complete.

Blogging for us, as for most writers is a first draft. Most of the writing is really not all that good (Alert Readers will too quickly agree…).

Ipso Facto

But the writing has made us new friends, practiced our political agendas, helped us make some very good hires (who were also fellow bloggers — and we knew only thru their blogs) helped us find a pastor who blogs and put us on the presidential campaign trail with a candidate who cares about the importance of new media.

But most important blogging serves as an electronic scrapbook stored safely on a remote server (started in the pre-historic,pre-Facebook era).

Thank you for your support over the years. We remain in your debt.

Jack and Charmaine and the Penta-Posse.

Charmaine on the Obama Abortion Business Bail Out; Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times

January 24, 2009 | By | 3 Comments

baby_boo_march_for_life_2009.jpg Charmaine was busy with media interviews while she marched in the March for Life.

(This was quite an act: no child was left behind…) Obama is beginning to fulfill his campaign promises to bail out the abortion business.

Baby Boo working the crowd at the March for Life

If you support abortion or not, you are now going to pay for abortion…the world over.

Your Business Blogger(R) does not care for the government bail out of any business. Especially not the abortion business.

Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding, 24 Jan 2009, Source: Reuters

By Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles (Additional reporting by Ed Stoddard)

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday lifted restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, reversing a policy of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush…

“When we wake up every morning to a deepening financial crisis, it is an insult to the American people to bail out the abortion industry,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.

“Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar company and they do not need additional resources to burden the American taxpayer.”…

The United States spends more than $400 million on overseas family planning assistance each year.

Jon Ward writes in The Washington Times, Obama changes policy on abortion, Saturday, January 24, 2009

“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” said Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life Action.

Mr. Obama’s promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would repeal all state and local restrictions on abortion, such as parental notification laws and measures allowing physicians to deny abortions based on their own faith convictions, came under fire Thursday from congressional Republicans.


LAURA MECKLER reports in The Wall Street Journal, Obama Intends to Lift Family-Planning ‘Gag Rule’; Move Would Restore Funds to International Groups Involved With Abortion; Timing Shows Sensitivity to Foes of Roe v. Wade,

Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, thinks the change in policy amounts to U.S. tax dollars funding abortion and sees no positive outcome. Editor, Steven Ertelt, reports

Pro-Life Advocates: Obama Has Already Betrayed Promise to Reduce Abortions January 23, 2009,

Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] the president of Americans United for Life, also responded to the news.

“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” she told

“We should not export the tragedy of abortion to other nations, and we certainly shouldn’t do so via the hard-earned dollars of American taxpayers,” she said.

Denise Burke, [Americans United for Life] Vice President of Legal Affairs said the move also creates foreign policy headaches because it has the U.S. funding pro-abortion groups that are actively lobbying other nations to reverse their long-standing pro-life laws.

“Pro-abortion organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation are actively working to impose radically pro-abortion laws on developing nations, showing no regard for the will of the people in these countries,” she said. “This move is a significant step backwards in respecting the sovereignty of nations, in empowering women, and in protecting unborn.”


Thank you (foot)notes,

Notae Zuinglii, Bible and Theology writes, Legitimizing Murder

Yes we can, use your money to fund abortions

“The time has come to set aside childish things.” Barak H. Obama 1/20/09

See Mike’s Noise, We Surrender! “Bailout” plan is now law

Visit Tradition Catholic Reflections

President Bush writes,

In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt.

Born Alive protection is opposed by Obama.

Republican Leader John Boehner is blogging. Read his post at Americans United for Life Action, Mr. President: Reconsider FOCA

January 22, 2009

A Guest Post by Republican Leader John Boehner

Yesterday, on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, 105 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he reconsider his support for overturning pro-life laws–even laws enacted by the States. Specifically we asked the President to withdraw his pledge to sign the so-named Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would in one tragic act overturn virtually all pro-life laws nationwide, and to refuse to support policies that incrementally enact the FOCA agenda by rescinding or weakening existing pro-life laws….

Abortion Bailout; The March For Life; Blogs 4 Life

January 22, 2009 | By | One Comment

March_for_life_yoest_dan_mcconchie_2009.pngYour Business Blogger(R), Charmaine and the Penta-Posse joined some 300,000 of our closest friends and marched for life “celebrated” each January 22nd. Charmaine worked the event with her team from Americans United for Life.

It took over three hours for the March to pass.

Obama was invited.

He didn’t show.

The Yoests and Dan McConchie supporting AUL’s FightFOCA

at the March for Life 2009

But Obama did offer to make nice: He won’t sign an abortion bailout executive order…until tomorrow, Friday.

Tomorrow, the 23rd, he is expected to issue by presidential fiat an order which will permit your tax dollars to pay for abortions around the world.

We all may differ on when life begins. Or if a baby is being aborted. Or if there is a link between breast cancer and abortion.

But most of the country does not want our tax dollars to pay for abortions. Especially overseas.

No one wants a bail out for the off shore affiliates of Planned Parenthood.


Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

See the post from PoliPundit, LIVE From Blogs 4 Life

Visit Blogs 4 Life.

Professor Robert George of Princeton writes,

Obama is being served and abetted by a small number of Catholic and Evangelical intellectuals and activists who have been peddling the claim that Obama, despite his pro-abortion extremism, is effectively pro-life because of his allegedly enlightened economic and social policies will reduce the number of abortions. This is delusional.

The truth is that Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to serve in the United States Senate or seek the Office of President of the United States.

The revocation of the Hyde Amendment, the Mexico City Policy, funding limitations on embryo-destructive research, informed consent laws, parental notification statutes–all of which Obama has promised to his pro-abortion base–will dramatically increase the number of abortions, and will do so for reasons that have been articulated by the abortion lobby itself.

It is the pro-abortion side that tells us that the Hyde Amendment alone has resulted in 300,000 fewer abortions each year than would otherwise be performed–and that is why they so desperately want it to be repealed. Yet the putatively pro-life Obama apologists claim that the man who pledges to repeal it is going to reduce the number of abortions. Let me say it again: this is delusional.

Why Obama Really Voted For Infanticide from National Review

Who Declared Jan 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day?

January 16, 2009 | By | No Comments

Question: Who Declared Jan 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day?

Answer: Ronald Reagan.

January 22nd is commemorated each year as National Sanctity of Human Life Day; the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs Wade.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.

No wonder liberals hate Ronald Reagan.


Join Fight FOCA Charmaine was interviewed for Moody Bible Radio on the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), Sanctity of Life Sunday and The March for Life.

Visit Paul Butler’s blog for the audio link. Good stuff.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Paul Butler at Paul Butler’s Production Blog points us to Ronald Reagan’s proclamation of January 22nd.

Reagan issued the Proclamation on January 13, 1984,

“The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life.

The first of the “unalienable rights” affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings — whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.”

Conservatives are now the protectors of the “little guy.”

The text of Reagan’s proclamation at the jump.

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