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Will FOCA Pass Congress?

December 2, 2008 | By | One Comment


Join Fight FOCA Yes, unless we stop it.

Unfortunately the proposed law has got friends.

FOCA is the proposed legislation that would eliminate all regulation and oversight of abortion. No parental notification for minors. No licensed doctors doing the cutting.

So how can we be so sure FOCA might be a-coming?

Because of the relationships of Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.

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I’ve had both a dot gov email address and ran a dot com software company; now I teach.

At the start of every semester, Your Business Blogger(R) instructs my class on how Business Gets Done.

It is not technique. It is not brilliance. It is not killer apps. It is not resources. It is not capital.

Business Gets Done thru relationships.

The Business of Politics is no different.

Barack Obama promised Cecile Richards that FOCA would be the first item of law that Obama would sign.

Obama will sign FOCA because it will be forced thru congress.cecile_richards_obama.jpg

It will be forced thru congress because Nancy Pelosi wants FOCA.

Nancy Pelosi wants FOCA because Cecile Richards wants FOCA.

Cecile Richards, Barack Obama

Here is where Cecile Richards earns her million dollar salary:

Cecile and Nancy are very close. And not because Planned Parenthood gives campaign donations to Democrats.

Cecile Richards used to work for Nancy Pelosi.

Cecile Richards served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Pelosi when Nancy was House Minority Leader.

Cecile served her boss well. Pelosi will reward Cecile Richard’s loyal service; good friends. Kindred spirits. Pro-Abortion.

Relationships. Get Business Done.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Stop them both: Please visit fightFOCA and sign the petition.

The petition has almost reached 299,000. If you are number 300,000, please let us know for a special treat.

If FOCA gets anywhere get ready for a cultural battle!!!

See Ladies for Life

Why I decided not to be an abortionist.

Something Matters

What Planet are you living on?

See Americans United for Life blog.

The Story of Intrepid, Not the Story of Obama

November 20, 2008 | By | 6 Comments

intrepid.jpgSo pre pre-schooler Baby Boo walks by as Your Business Blogger(R) is watching The Story of the Intrepid. The story of the famed WWII aircraft carrier.

The boy catches a few seconds of battle, of war, the triumph of good over evil; an American civics lesson. He listens to the music.

He asks, “Is this a Jesus movie?”

“No,” I said. “But it’s hard to tell the difference…”

Must see clips: USS Intrepid

We don’t know exactly how Obama will attempt to lead as Commander-in-Chief. But we do know his liberal belief philosophy.

Where?

From his pastor: Jeremiah “God D@m America” Wright.

MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine on FOX, Cavuto Obama and Wright: Do They Hate America?

In contrast, another must see clip,

Thank you to USNA at Large for Intrepid’s link.

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Managing Management Time(tm) Intro Known as Monkey Management by Bill Oncken

November 18, 2008 | By | One Comment

Managing Management Time(tm)

Video production credit: Peter Shinn Your Business Blogger(R) opened up my Northern Virginia Community College classroom to guests and a camera to present an overview of Bill Oncken’s Managing Management Time(tm)

The video clip is divided into five segments and totals some 70 minutes. Please comment on the section that worked best for you. Or the least.

Press Release: The William Oncken Corporation Announces Licensed Marketing Agreement With Management Training of DC, LLC

See Monkey Management Ad Campaign.

Harvard Paper on Managing Management Time(tm): Monkey Management

Instructor notes at the jump.

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Media Alert: Americans United for Life in US News & World Report

November 14, 2008 | By | One Comment

us_news_world_report_logo.pngAmericans United for Life recently started a campaign to encourage the public to Fight FOCA through the FightFOCA website.

US News & World Report reports, Abortion Foes Mobilize Against Obama

Activists seek to prevent new administration from reversing Bush administration policies, by Paul Bedard, Posted November 14, 2008

The antiabortion movement is mobilizing its forces to challenge President-elect Barack Obama should he move quickly to restore federal funding of international family planning services and make good his promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA.

Americans United for Life has been in the lead on this battle,

Led by Americans United for Life and other antiabortion groups, the movement is gathering signatures to fight FOCA and meeting this weekend to map out a strategy. [Yep, we are here now...]

There are some pundits who feel that Obama will not push for FOCA in his first term. But what is certain is that Obama will not veto any legislation coming out of the Reid-Pelosi legislative machine.

While it is unclear if Obama will move swiftly on the abortion issue, activists on both sides expect him to reverse a Bush executive order implementing the so-called Mexico City language that bars nongovernmental family planning organizations from using federal money to perform abortion services in other countries or to inform patients there about such procedures.

The activists expect that move to propel action in Congress on FOCA, which sets in law a woman’s right to choose and challenges recent Supreme Court rulings on the issue.

According to foes, the new strategy to fight both will seek to capitalize on taxpayer anger at the recent Wall Street bailout.

cecile_richards_obama.jpg“Our strategy will be, ‘Do we want to use federal tax dollars to bail out the abortion industry?’ ” says one of the activists working to build a coalition to fight Obama. “Why are we using taxpayer money to fund abortion services overseas?” he said. (However, federal funding has not been used in the past to directly fund abortions overseas.)

Cecile Richards and Barack Obama

Cecile Richards is the president of the one billion dollar Planned Parenthood. Tax dollars indirectly fund Cecil Richards’ $1,000,000 annual salary. The tax payer provides the abortion provider over $300,000,000 each year. Your money. Funds Abortion. Three Hundred Million Dollars.

USN&WR closes,

While it’s an issue that was largely avoided in the presidential campaign, conservatives see it as a key test of which way Obama will move on social issues in his first year.

We Pro-Life conservatives know exactly how Obama will move — he will payback his backers, his buddies. To those he’s beholden. Cecile Richards is first in line.

So who exactly is Cecile Richards, who would deserve this liberal Democrat payback?

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, contributor to all issues liberal is a very special liberal Democrat.

She is the daughter of liberal Democrat Ann Richards.

Fight FOCAThe fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. And like Eve, Planned Parenthood is coming for a bigger bite of the apple.

Payback is coming to Planned Parenthood.

But the taxpayer, the voter is fighting back.

Fight FOCA.

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Your Business Blogger(R) recommends, Obama Transition Team in Lockstep with Planned Parenthood

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

See Our Journey.

Visit Jimmy Akin at FightFOCA.

Ten Reasons

Jay Anderson, a smart guy from University of Virginia Law School (redundant, I know), Fight FOCA.

25 year-old Chelsea Zimmerman from Holts Summit, Missouri has a perspective on life and on Life well beyond her years. The world is a better place for her blogging.

Ronald L. Caravan has a compelling article in The Valley News Online, Between the Lines: How ironic that Obama action might threaten ‘separation of church and state’ Liberals make little sense…,

In simple terms, under the Freedom of Choice Act, Catholic hospitals would eventually be forced to perform abortions or go out of business, and Catholic bishops this week were signaling that they would go out of business before they would start aborting babies.

“This is not a matter of political compromise,” Bishop Daniel Conlon of Steubenville, Ohio was quoted in news reports. “It’s a matter of absolutes.”

Commenting on Catholic elected officials, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City stated, “They cannot call themselves Catholic when they violate such a core belief as the dignity of the unborn.”

And Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Chicago frankly stated that if Catholic hospitals were given no choice but to perform abortions, they would close rather than comply.

The Freedom of Choice Act is not a brand new proposal. So why the heightened concern now? Because of what President-elect Obama announced at a Planned Parenthood banquet in July of 2007: “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act…. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield.”

“Freedom of Choice sounds so benign, but people have simply no comprehension of what a radical piece of legislation this is,” stated Daniel McConchie of Americans United for Life. “The bottom line is that if FOCA passes, you’ll have abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy for any reason in all 50 states and pay for it with our taxes.”…

Unlike the continuous left-leaning efforts to obliterate God from all aspects of public life in the name of “separation of church and state”–which it is not–the Freedom of Choice Act actually does threaten to impose government interference on a church–exactly what Thomas Jefferson promised would not be done when he coined the “separation” phrase in a letter to a church in Danbury, Connecticut so many years ago.

Leave it to the relativistic left to wrongly accuse everyone else of violating a principle, then commit that very sin themselves.

more at the jump.

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Media Alert: Charmaine on The Live Desk on FOX

November 10, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

“The hospital can get me the operation now?” Charmaine asked.

“Sure,” I said. “Where do you think you are, England?”

Charmaine’s gall bladder removal was uneventful and, more important, immediate. There was no rationing of health care — which we will get under an ObamaNation Health Plan.

That was exactly one week ago — the latest surgical techniques have made recovery times shorter, less painful and less expensive. Good ol’ American know-how.

Alert Readers will recall that Your Business Blogger(R) ran a number of medical device start up companies where we risked investors’ investments to lower a patient’s hospital ‘length of stay’ or LOS.

And the products and services made the world a better place as we improved patient care in a cost effective manner.

We assumed a risk in hope of a big payday, a big reward. Obama will kill this golden goose of innovative entrepreneurship.

Charmaine will be discussing the future on The Live Desk panel this afternoon. The other panelists will be Doug Schoen and Alex Burns.

The topics will be:

obama_finger_insult.jpg1) Obama’s Administration – a recreation of the Clinton Administration? What’s in store for Obama and his new team? and

2) A discussion on how Sarah Palin handled the campaign.

Obama Congratulates McCain YouTube.

Hit time will be at 2:30pm eastern. Please tune or tivo and let us know what you think.

Background at the jump, Obama, Candidate of Change, Looks to Old Hands from Clinton Era By Catherine Dodge and Kristin Jensen,

Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Barack Obama, elected president as an agent of change, is building his new team with old hands from the Clinton administration.

His first appointment, chief of staff, went to Rahm Emanuel, an Illinois representative and veteran of the last Democratic White House. Leading Obama’s transition team is John Podesta, who was President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff.

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Military Salute: Obama vs McCain

October 14, 2008 | By | 5 Comments

Obama will not salute our flag Your Business Blogger(R) did a tour of duty in combat arms.

One of the first tasks to learn on assuming a military position was

(as Bill Clinton was slow to learn) the military salute.

Another Democrat, Obama

and the war hero,

the war injured McCain

have one thing in common with the military.

If either is elected, neither will salute.

Obama: Because he won’t.

McCain: Because he can’t.

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Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine attended a gala tribune to Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the Heritage Foundation and founder of Free Congress Foundation, recently in Your Nation’s Capital.

It was a delight to be in a very large room with with people with big ideas. Each who loves his country.

One of the Hosts, Colin Hanna, from Let Freedom Ring, was about to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and reminded us of legislation allowing veterans to render a hand salute, even if out of uniform, even if separated from active service.

The law was made possible by Senator Jim Inhoufe of Oklahoma — a Republican, of course.

A conservative, of course. Who loves Jesus. Clinging to his religion and his guns…

So the next time you are at a ball game look for veterans during the National Anthem.

They’ll be the ones saluting.

Inhofe Legislation Allows Veterans to Salute the Flag

By Ryan Cassin,

Thursday July 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today praised the

passage by unanimous consent of his bill (S.1877) clarifying U.S. law to allow veterans

and servicemen not in uniform to salute the flag.

Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and servicemen not in

uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying whether they can or

should salute the flag.

“The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride in one’s military service,” Senator Inhofe said.

“Veterans and service members continue representing the military services even when not in uniform.

“Unfortunately, current U.S. law leaves confusion as to whether veterans and service members out of uniform can or should salute the flag. My legislation will clarify this regulation, allowing veterans and servicemen alike to salute the flag, whether they are in uniform or not.

“I look forward to seeing those who have served saluting proudly at baseball games, parades, and formal events. I believe this is an appropriate way to honor and recognize the 25 million veterans in the United States who have served in the military and remain as role models to others citizens.

Those who are currently serving or have served in the military have earned this right, and their recognition will be an inspiration to others.”

See

Gold Star Moms

Visit a cranky vet

Respect for the Flag

Alert Readers have also noticed that Barack Obama has no American Flag on his campaign aircraft. It is not known if he will remove the flag from Air Force One, if he is elected…

Barack Obama also demonstrates that it is impossible for him to support the troops. He took millions from Bill Ayers, the domestic terrorist who attempted to blow up the Pentagon.

How can Obama support the troops and support a terrorist who tried to kill the troops? Obama is not qualified to be commander in chief.

From NRO,

“There’s reason to doubt that oft-repeated pledge of ‘supporting the troops’ when you’ve worked for a man who tried to kill the troops.”

reagan_salutes.jpgUPDATE on new regs at the jump.

UPDATE: 23 Dec 2008, New York Times, Obama Tries Out His Salute, By Jeff Zeleny,

KAILUA, Hawaii – He’s not the commander in chief yet, but was President-elect Barack Obama briefly practicing his salute on Sunday?

On the first morning of his vacation here, Mr. Obama arrived at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii for his daily workout. As he walked out of the Semper Fit Center, his gray T-shirt soaked in sweat, he lifted his right hand and gave a quick salute to two Marines in fatigues who were standing in the distance.

[Reagan knew how to salute; it was within his experience.

The Cubscout is saluting.

Expect homosexuals in both the military and the Boyscouts

under Obama.]

The brief moment was not captured by cameras. Photographs and video were not permitted to be taken on the military base, according to campaign aides.

Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, opened their day with a 45-minute workout inside a large gymnasium at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, which is located on the Mokapu Penninsula on the windward side of Oahu, about 30 minutes outside Honolulu. It is sunny and warm here, a world away, at least in terms of the weather, from Chicago.

reagan_salutes_military.jpg

Saul Alinsky was Obama’s mentor who taught Rules for Radicals and how to be community activists. One of Alinsky’s rules was that the activists’ tactics had to be within the experience of the participants. Obama, like most liberals, doesn’t care for the military: it is outside his experience.

Alert Readers well know that Reagan served in uniform, like most patriots, in WWII.

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Media Alert: Your Business Blogger(R) Interviewed for The Washington Post

September 30, 2008 | By | No Comments

jack_yoest_washington_post_2008.jpgYour Business Blogger(R) was interviewed on a series of articles on Bad Managers, Maybe (Gulp) The Problem Is You and in Think Your Boss Is Bad? Some Managers Can’t Manage. What to Do If You’ve Got a Boss Who Only Makes Things Worse. By Tara Swords, Special to The Washington Post, Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jack Yoest says many people haven’t learned how to be good workers.

In my conversation with Tara, my concern was not so much with mis-managers as it was with subordinates,

“Jack Yoest, president of Management Training of DC, takes a harder line on the boss-employee relationship and says it’s the employee’s job to relieve the boss’s anxieties, not the other way around.

“If you have a nervous, micromanaging boss who’s always in your hair, he probably doesn’t trust you,” Yoest says. “The employee hasn’t sold the boss on his ability to get anything done, and I’d say, most of the time, it’s the employee’s fault.” “

We talk about leadership but not follower-ship. And we teach neither,

Yoest says most people haven’t been taught the mechanics of being a good employee. Rather than insisting that managers empower employees, Yoest urges employees to convince the boss that they are dependable and can act as the boss would.

The goal should be to go from an employee who does nothing unless told, or who is always asking the boss what to do, to an employee who recommends a course of action and, after gaining the boss’s trust, acts on the boss’s behalf.

And the end result of being a good subordinate who can anticipate, adapt and learn is to give the employee more control over the timing and content of his workload,

“When you’ve reached that level, you’re at a whole new level of job security” because you’re behaving like a leader, Yoest says. And that puts you one step closer to being the leader .

Not everyone aspires to management. But everyone wants independence and respect at work.

Read the entire story here. And check out the comments.

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Caution! Sales Pitch Follows: Check your calendar for Wednesday, October 8th at 4pm in Northern Virginia. I’m giving an open seminar on Solutions to Your Management Problems. No Charge, but registration is required. Email me for info.

Your Business Blogger(R) is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Northern Virginia Community College.

YouTube syllabus Here,

Invitation and Media Alert: Your Business Blogger(R) on Solutions to Your Management Problems

September 26, 2008 | By | No Comments

jack_yoest_pub_shot_2007.jpgTwo Items for Your Consideration:

1) An Invitation

2) An Article

Your Business Blogger(R)

An Invitation for managers (with direct reports, the power to hire and fire, and a budget) Wednesday, October 8th from 4 to 5:30 pm in Northern Virginia near the Ballston Metro. A brief overview on Solutions to Your Management Problems. No Charge. Email me if you’d like more detail — click here.

Your Business Blogger(R) was interviewed for an article on dealing with — and managing — Bad Bosses. It is scheduled to run this Sunday, 28 September in The Washington Post, Sunday Source section.

Let me know what you think and do make plans to attend the class.

And remember, If you are near Charlottesville, Virginia tomorrow, Saturday September 27th, Charmaine is speaking at the University of Virginia on women in leadership.

UPDATE: The article is up. Please take a look and link to the article in WaPo and I will owe you.

Margaret Sanger, Barack Obama & Planned Parenthood

September 23, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

margaret_sanger.jpgThe most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

Margaret Sanger

Founder Planned Parenthood

Barack Obama voted against his state’s Born Alive Infant Protection Act. His vote would allow babies born alive — from a botched abortion — to die by withholding treatment.

Obama’s concern was that his vote might lead to overturning Roe v Wade which made abortion legal through all nine months – and beyond.

obama_thumbs_up.jpgHis philosophy is not new.

Barack Obama

Supports Planned Parenthood

This thinking was born, so to say, at the turn of the last century and made “popular” by Margaret Sanger, founder of modern Planned Parenthood.

In 2003, Edwin Black wrote a national bestseller War against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign To Create A Master Race.


War on the WeakAuthor Edwin Black does not oppose abortion. But he is nevertheless horrified by the disgust that elite Americans feel for the weak, “the least among us.”

Elitists like Obama.

Edwin Black writes,

Sanger’s solutions were mass sterilization and mass segregation of the defective classes, and these themes were repeated often in [her book] Pivot of Civilization.

“The emergency problem of segregation and sterilization must be faced immediately. Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period.

Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children, who in turn are just as certain to breed male defectives. The male defectives are no less dangerous.

Segregation carried out for one or two generations would give us only partial control of the problem.

Moreover, when we realized that each feeble-minded person is a potential source of endless progeny of defect, we prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is absolutely prohibited to the feeble-minded.”

Edwin Black then guides us to Margaret Sanger’s solution,

Sanger was willing to employ striking language to argue against the inherent misery and defect of large families. In her book, Woman and the New Race, she bluntly declared,

“Many, perhaps, will think it idle to go farther in demonstrating the immorality of large families, but since there is still an abundance of proof at hand, it may be offered for the sake of those who find difficulty in adjusting old-fashioned ideas to the facts.

The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

It would appear that elitists like Obama, in keeping with Margaret Sanger’s world view, might have prefered that the Palins abort Trigg, Sarah’s Down syndrome newborn.

Why?

To avoid the “pain and despair” these children have and cause, so says Obama.

Because an unexpected child is a “punishment.”

What kind of political party would even consider a man with this world view to govern?

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Edwin Black tells us more and connects the events in War Against The Weak,

During the period between the wars, the American [eugenics] movement viewed National Socialism [in Germany] as a rising force that could, if empowered, impose a new biological world order. [National Socialism] eugenicists promised to dispense with the niceties of democratic rule.

So even if America’s tower of legislation, well-funded research and entrenched bureaucratic programs still monopolized the world of applied eugenics in the 1920′s, National Socialism promised to own the next decade.

American eugenicists welcomed the idea.

Obama the Democrat: The Party of Death.

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Thank you (foot)notes,

See Planned Parenthood’s condom installation guide…on the Teenwire site — for teens.

The pornographic TakeCareDownThere website by Planned Parenthood has been taken down largely through the work of the American Life League.

Sarah Palin, the Next Margaret Thatcher

September 22, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

AK meets UK

margaret_thatcher.jpg A few years ago Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine enjoyed a reception for Lady Thatcher hosted by Concerned Women for America in Your Nation’s Capital.

Margaret Thatcher electrified the room. Just as Sarah Palin does now.

Conservative women know how to sell.

Many comparisons have been made between Margaret Thatcher, and the conservative VP nominee Palin. Margaret Thatcher tells all in her autobiography The Path to Power.

In the mid-seventies Thatcher gave a speech that, “had two main purposes. First, it was to contain a conclusive indictment of not just Labor policies or even the Labor government, but rather the whole socialist approach which was the destruction of freedom.

Secondly, I would use it to spell out a Conservative [capitalized in original] vision that did not merely employ phrases like ‘the free market’ and ‘personal independence’ for form’s sake, but took them seriously as the foundation of future policy.

Reading it through almost twenty years later, there is nothing substantial that I would change — least of all the section about my personal creed and convictions.”

Thatcher continues,

Let me give you my vision:

a man’s right to work as he will,

to spend what he earns,

to own property,

to have the state as servant and not as master — these are the British inheritance…

We must get private enterprise back on the road to recovery — not merely to give people more of their own money to spend as they choose, but to have more money to help the old and sick and the handicapped…

I believe that, just as each of us has an obligation to make the best of his talents, so governments have an obligation to create the framework within which we can do so…

Truth is timeless. Thatcher’s policies and leadership saved the United Kingdom.

sarah_palin_pubshot.jpgMcCain Palin policies and leadership will save the United States.

Thatcher and Palin both share the same world view; both believe in limited government, low taxes, individual responsibility, individual freedom.

Sarah Palin

Obama would increase the size of government and let us keep less of our money and wants to control more of our money. As Grover Norquist reminds us, the freedom of citizens can be measured by the freedom to control their own money.

McCain wants tax cuts to give more freedom to citizens. Obama wants to increase taxes and take freedom of choice from citizens.

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Margaret Thatcher’s honorarium back in the day was 60K US$. She was worth every penny. The woman knows how to control money.

Thatcher would tell election groups in England, as Palin would later in Alaska, “In politics, if you want something said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.”sarah_palin_pubshot.jpgsarah_palin_pubshot.jpgsarah_palin_pubshot.jpg