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Charmaine to Speak at Blogs for Life; Chuck Norris will Fight FOCA Fight FOCA on Sanctity of Life Sunday

January 15, 2009 | By | No Comments

charmaine_obamacon_me_yoest.pngSanctity of Life Sunday is being celebrated on the 18th — before the March for Life on Thursday, January 22nd.

In between these two dates, the most pro-abortion president in history, Barack Obama, will be sworn in on Tuesday the 20th.

What a week.

Alert Reader Gary K sends us Charmaine’s ObamaCon.me

Americans United for Life has a church bulletin insert available to alert voters on the Obama abortion agenda. See the full page insert here. Read Charmaine’s letter at the jump.

The Family Research Council writes,

Blogs for Life is scheduled to take place the day of the 36th annual March for Life, during which hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates gather in the nation’s capitol to celebrate life and demand the reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The conference will feature several prominent conservative voices including Senator Sam Brownback, Amanda Carpenter, Jill Stanek, Michael New, Ph.D., Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., Michael Illions, Chris Gacek, J.D. and Martha Shuping, M.D. all speaking with bloggers live from Family Research Council headquarters.”

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Join Fight FOCA To date almost 425,000 people have signed the FightFOCA petition.

It just might get Obama’s attention.

Because it is the right thing to do.

How can Your Business Blogger(R) be so sure?

Because Chuck Norris approves of FightFOCA.

Chuck Norris writes at Human Events,

“Please, before FOCA flies onto the congressional floor in the upcoming days, sign the online petition to fight FOCA (www.fightfoca.com), and then contact your representatives and senators to tell them how you expect them to vote on the bill.”

Chuck Norris is always right. He’s smart. As The Dude says, ‘Chuck Norris can divide by zero.’

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Thank you (foot)notes:

The Dude worked backstage with Chuck Norris on the Huckabee presidential campaign trail in December 2007.

Pro-Choice abortion-approver Christina doesn’t care much for the Fight against FOCA. She used to work for Planned Parenthood and says there is no such procedure as a partial birth abortion. I don’t think she’s seen the pictures…warning: graphic dead baby unwanted human tissue.

The Secular Heretic telling the news as it really is, has the FightFOCA code in his template. A good-guy.

UPDATE: Blogs 4 Life is on the Right Wing Watch list from People for the American Way. The anti-American PfAW has more time for abortion, now that Obama will soon be surrendering in Iraq and to Iran.

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Pro-Life; Preparing for an Obama Abortion Administration

December 30, 2008 | By | One Comment

aul_logo.jpgCharmaine sends this along,

As we prepare for an Obama Administration…

As we look toward celebrating the New Year on Wednesday night, my email box is filling up with end-of-year appeals, and I know yours is too.

Let me then be plain in telling you how much we appreciate your partnership with AUL this past year and as we head into the new one.

Many people have been asking me how things stand, and what our strategy will be, with an incoming presidential administration that has taken such a radical stance supporting abortion. The short answer: I am, frankly, heartened by the tremendous response of our AUL supporters each time we’ve asked you to stand for life.

First, we saw the remarkable response to AUL Action’s FightFOCA petition. Pro-lifers are not giving in!

The signatures have continued rising, even over the Christmas

holiday, and now stand at over 350,000!

If you haven’t signed yet, take a minute and add your voice at: www.FightFOCA.com.

I am also heartened by the response of AUL supporters to the 55-page Wish List pro-abortion forces sent to President-elect Obama. We asked you to enter comments on the document and now there are nearly 3,000 comments, mostly pro-life, on the site.

You can read them here: http://change.gov/open_government/entry/advancing_reproductive_rights_and_health_in_a_new_administration.

US News and World Report noted the surge in comments and observed that:

“But the volume of comments also shows that the pro-life movement is

very much engaged right now and can be quickly activated.”

(http://www.usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country/2008/12/23/pro-lifers-inundate-obama-website-with-comments.html)

That’s encouraging!

Of course, a realist must acknowledge that no one really knows what the ground game will look like once we begin confronting an administration so radical that its leader, President-elect Obama, could not bring himself to vote in favor of protecting babies born alive after an abortion. And he is unwaveringly supported by the current leader of the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood and its President Cecile Richards, who was the deputy chief of staff to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi only three years ago.

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Even so — even so! — I remain hopeful. I have on my fireplace mantle a copy of the classic work, Streams in the Desert, which belonged to my grandparents. The entry to be read each January 6th, addresses the perennial question of uncertainty and recounts the example of the self-opening gate:

There is a self-opening gate which is sometimes used in country roads. It stands fast and firm across the road as a traveler approaches it. If he stops before he gets to it, it will not open. But if he will drive right at it, his wagon wheels press the springs below the roadway, and the gate swings back to let him through. He must push right on at the closed gate, or it will continue to be closed.

Then the author, Lettie Cowman, sums up by saying, “This illustrates the way to pass every barrier on the road of duty.”

Duty is an old-fashioned word, rarely heard today. But the AUL team believes that it is indeed our duty, and a high calling, to stand against those who would promote the Culture of Death with every last resource that God grants us, regardless of the barriers that block the road ahead.

We will pray for wisdom, direction, and discernment. And then, we intend to run straight at the gate.

These are difficult times. I’ve talked with so many of you recently who have told me that you are standing with us, despite financial challenges. We are humbled — and emboldened — by your commitment.

Thank you for your faithful support which enables us to “press on and step out boldly.”

Yours for life,

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Americans United for Life

PS: If you haven’t yet made an end-of-year contribution, please do so today!

“As thou goest, step by step, I will open up the way. . .”

Proverbs 4:12 (Hebrew translation)


Join Fight FOCA

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Don’t Drink the King’s Wine, has AUL President’s Encouragement Heading Into The New Year

Visit The Reagan Conservatives Blog.

See Beltway Blips.

Prayer Request for Our Nation!!! FOCA Act to be signed by President Obama :(

Why not Serve the Lord

Make a comment on Obama’s web-site concerning FOCA and the 55 page pro-abortion mandate posted there….

See TruthSeekers

Thank you to Pro-Life Blogs, AUL President’s Encouraging Anecdote Heading Into The New Year

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.

How Is The Success of an Ad Campaign Measured in a Non-Profit?

October 30, 2008 | By | One Comment

Yesterday, Charmaine says, “We got hate mail.”

“Success!” I replied.

obama_aul_letter_ohio.pngYour Business(R) Blogger teaches marketing at the local college and advises clients on the effectiveness of advertising.

AUL’s Open Letter to Obama

The return on investment (ROI) in the for-profit businesses should be sales generated.

But not-for-profits have a different type of “product” peddled. The purpose of a non-profit is to improve the human condition.

So when a non-profit places a media buy, how does Your Business Blogger(R) suggest measuring success?

Hate Mail.

In for-profit, we measure love.

In non-profits, we measure hate.

Our country is evenly and bitterly divided into two competing world views. The animosity is so great and the two camps have opinions so different that we all might as well be on different planets.

We non-profit marketers are now interplanetary ambassadors. Captain Kirk never had it so hard.

So measure the “good” ad with “bad” feedback.

The Alert Reader might suggest that media hits could be an immediate proxy for any ad campaign effectiveness. But here in the non-profit world, the marketing manager should measure opposing, hateful articles, not the friendlies. Getting your friends to agree is helpful, to be sure. Getting the opposition reacting is better.

On Reasoned Audacity we limit, moderate and edit hate-comments, because most are not helpful and make for atrocious reading. Motto: Delectare et Docere.

To Please and To Instruct.

Hate-mail is not pleasing to read. A wise marketer measures this mail, crunches this data, but uses only for internals, not public consumption — which would look like whining. Complaining about all the stoopid people on that other planet.

As Jack Welch advises: Never be a victim.

And as politicians are wont to say, “Throw a rock into a pack of dogs: the one that yelps is the one that got hit.”

Measure the hits by the number of yelps.

Americans United for Life Action published an open letter in a full page in the Dayton Daily News, an Ohio newspaper . Back page, section A. Good size and location. Marketers would prefer more frequency than a one-time media buy. But a good ad “sells” in more than the buy in a particular geographic location.

Today, effective prints ads are picked up by alternative media and broadcast-cable outlets.

(Goodness, during the Huckabee campaign, Ed Rollins got media attention for an ad he didn’t even run.)

See Charmaine’s Open Letter to Senator Obama here and at the jump.

Read the ad and let us know if you think it “sells” — if it persuades.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Letter to Obama Asks for Answer on Parental Involvement Laws

Group Reminds Voters Barack Obama Wants All Pro-Life Laws Overturned.

The patron saint of marketing John Wanamaker once quipped that “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Sometime a manager just gets lucky.

See LifeNew.com.

Americans United for Life Action Press Release.

From The Family Foundation.

Anglicans Ablaze.

Value Voters

Alliance Alert from ADF

Save the Little Humans.

Catholic Fire.

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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.

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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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Voter Guides Funded by Americans United for Life

August 12, 2008 | By | No Comments

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. Thomas Jefferson

defending_life_aul.jpgDo voters know that Obama would allow babies born alive to die? Infanticide by neglect?

Not even our friends at the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) would allow a baby born alive to die.

Is this what the abortion-friendly Democratic party has become?

Alert Readers will recall that Charmaine studied and taught on Grounds — the Academical Village — at Mr. Jefferson’s University at Virginia.

Obama is no Jefferson.

To inform voters, Americans United for Life will help fund voter guides.

See Americans United for Life Increases Funding for Voter Guides

Contact: Matthew Eppinette, 202-289-1479; Daniel McConchie, 312-568-4700, daniel.mcconchie@aul.org; both with Americans United for Life

CHICAGO, August 12 /Standard Newswire/ — Americans United for Life today announces the availability of $500,000 for 501(c)(3) organizations who wish to create and distribute non-partisan educational voter guides for the upcoming elections.

AUL President Dr. Charmaine Yoest said, “Voter guides are a way to empower voters to make well-informed choices on election day. Pro-life Americans want to get beyond the spin and know the truth, based on the record, about where the candidates stand.”

Daniel McConchie, AUL Vice President & Executive Director, added, “Pro-life voters are a key constituency that both Democrats and Republicans ignore at their peril. Americans United for Life is looking forward to helping pro-life Americans across the country vote their values in this election.”

AUL spent $215,000 on creation and distribution of more than 2.8 million voter guides in 2006. With the additional investment this year, AUL plans to distribute more than 6 million voter guides nationwide.

Organizations interested in applying for voter-guide funds should contact Daniel McConchie by September 12.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Daniel McConchie

Americans United for Life

310 S. Peoria St.

Ste. 500

Chicago, IL 60607

312-568-4700

daniel.mcconchie@aul.org

About Americans United for Life

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which every human being is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’s Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.

Website: www.AUL.org

Blog: Blog.AUL.org

See Charmaine’s new bio and the Democratic Party Platform position on abortion at the jump.

Charmaine will be speaking at the University of Virginia. Come visit: Save the Date: September 27, 2008; Women in Leadership

The ‘Making Abortion Rare’ Hoax

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Charmaine Named President and CEO of Americans United for Life

August 7, 2008 | By | 14 Comments

aul_logo.jpgPRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Matthew Eppinette

Matthew.Eppinette@AUL.org

312.568.4701

Chicago, Illinois — Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., a well-known pro-family leader, author, and media commentator, takes the helm of Americans United for Life (AUL) as president and chief executive officer on August 11, 2008.

Robert Harvey, Chairman of the AUL Board of Directors said, “Dr. Yoest’s experience in pro-life issues, in political strategy, and in organizational communications make her the ideal person to lead the team at AUL in taking on challenges and capitalizing on opportunities in the present legal and political climate.”

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 Gonzales decision upholding the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act marked the beginning of a new era in the battle over life issues. In short, the decision dramatically opened up new doors for protecting life through the law.

In striking contrast, the U.S. Congress and five states this year considered Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) legislation, which would wipe away virtually every law on abortion nationwide, allowing abortion-on-demand in all nine months of pregnancy for any reason, without any restrictions.

“It is a great honor to join AUL, an organization with a remarkable reputation for excellence and achievement,” said Yoest. “AUL has been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade, and AUL-authored legislation is in place all around the country, saving lives every day.”

Yoest added, “I look forward to exciting days ahead, building on this rich legacy and working to increase the legal protection of human lives.”

Most recently, Yoest served as vice-president of communications at the Family Research Council, one of the largest pro-family public policy organizations in the country.

Her political experience spans working in the Reagan White House to serving as a Senior Advisor to the 2008 Huckabee for President Campaign.

A regular political commentator, Dr. Yoest has appeared on all of the major networks and cable outlets. In print, she is quoted regularly and has been published widely. She is also the author of Mother in the Middle (HarperCollins), an examination of work/family and childcare policy.

Yoest holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She lives with her husband, Jack, and their five children in the Washington, D.C. area.

Dr. Yoest succeeds Clarke D. Forsythe, Esq., a 22-year AUL veteran who served as interim president and who will continue in senior leadership of the organization.

About Americans United for Life

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which every human being is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’s Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.

Website: http://www.AUL.org

Blog: http://Blog.AUL.org

Media Contact:

Matthew Eppinette

Matthew.Eppinette@AUL.org

312.568.4701

Join the HydroWALK in Edison, NJ

August 5, 2008 | By | No Comments

cole2008.jpg The little guy was going to be born with complications — Hydrocephalus, “water on the brain.” The doctor recommended ending the life of the baby: An Abortion. “We should terminate the pregnancy,” said the physician, forgetting the original Hippocratic Oath.

“Quality of life would be poor,” the doc continued. “Unending challenges, facing constant failure…”

The father interrupts, “Let’s give the baby a chance.”

“The baby?” the doctor is surprised. “I’m talking about you.”

Cole, now age three.

Abortion providers will speak in code to describe the surgical procedure and its justification. “Quality of Life” is used in speaking about the child who will be born with challenges. The doctor and the parents will nod knowingly about the difficulties the child will have in making his way in the world.

But what they are really thinking about is how the challenged-child will crimp the lifestyle of the parents and grandparents. No room in the Beemer for a wheelchair.

“Uh, yes,” the parents mutter, “Yes, terminating the pregnancy is best for the fetus.”

A mercy killing.

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On September 7th, Michael Illions is helping to host a HydroWALK in Edison, New Jersey to raise money and awareness for Hydrocephalus. In 2007, they raised over $55,000 and hope to exceed that total this year.

HAWALKCOLESM.jpgThe New Jersey State Legislature has designated September 2008 “Hydrocephalus Awareness Month” in the State of NJ and former Governor Christie Todd-Whitman will be the Honorary Chairperson for this year’s event.

Alert Readers will recall that Governor Todd-Whitman is abortion-friendly and is in favor of Partial Birth Abortion. Her support is nevertheless welcomed.

Please sponsor Michael and his son Cole in his fund-raising work. Donate here. Your Business Blogger(R) did.

It is not known how Barack Hussein Obama reacts when such little ones are born. He actively rejected and campaigned against the Infant Born Alive legislation. He is in favor of some babies that are born alive, to die.

John McCain is Pro-Life. See the Obama vs McCain Live-Birth Abortion Matrix

The Hydrocephalus Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing support, education and advocacy to individuals, families and medical professionals dealing with the complex issues of hydrocephalus (HC).

100% of the proceeds from this event will supports the HA and their commitment to driving research on the diagnosis and treatment of HC, and to bringing this condition to the forefront of public attention.Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 94-3000301. For more information visit www.hydroassoc.org

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Values Voter Summit September 12: Save The Date

March 19, 2008 | By | No Comments

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. addresses

the 2,600 attendees at last year’s Summit

Photo Credit: Peter Shinn Hold September 12 on your calendar for the Values Voter Summit in Your Nation’s Capital.

Called “the most exciting meeting there is in Washington” by author and radio host Bill Bennett, FRC Action’s 2007 Values Voter Summit (formerly “The Washington Briefing”) attracted over 400 national and international members of the media, a waiting list of speakers, and thousands of values voters representing nearly every state in the union and many foreign countries.

On September 12-14, 2008, 60 days before an historic election, FRC Action (a 501c4) will host its third annual Values Voter Summit at the Hilton Washington in downtown D.C., and you are invited.

As a participant in one of the conservative movement’s must-attend events of the year, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of America’s key leaders at a decisive moment in our nation’s history, including invited speakers such as Newt Gingrich (confirmed), Chuck Colson, Lou Dobbs, Bill Bennett (confirmed), Lt. Col. Oliver North, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Star Parker (confirmed), Justice Clarence Thomas, Patricia Heaton, Roger Hedgecock (confirmed), House and Senate leaders, and all the 2008 presidential nominees.

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Charmaine at the podium 2006 In addition to lively discussions on issues ranging from life, marriage, school choice, and radical Islam to judicial activism and religious liberty, attendees can take part in: celebrity book signings; breakout training sessions; Radio and Bloggers’ Row; special co-sponsored meals hosted by Focus on the Family Action, American Values, and Alliance Defense Fund; a unique student track (including a Friday night reception); and the Faith, Family, and Freedom Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.

The Values Voter Summit is quickly becoming one of Washington’s most anticipated weekends of the year. Packages start at just $95 for adults and $50 for students and pastors. Sign up now and enjoy a $25 early-bird discount! Registration opens online tomorrow, March 15, at www.valuesvotersummit.org. Call 1-877-372-2808 for more details.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

See Values Voter Summit 2007 and more.

What Kind of (Military) Leader Are You? Take The Test. Grateful American Coin

March 13, 2008 | By | No Comments

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William Tecumseh Sherman.

National Archives Our friends at Military.com have a short, four question test to determine which military model of leadership you might fit.

No wrong answer.

No bad answers either.

Your Business Blogger(R) tests out as Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Well.

I married into a Georgia family with deep Confederate roots. Poor back then, they would remind me when we visit near Atlanta, No slaves.

They are still mad about Sherman’s March to the Sea. They’all are not going to appreciate my test results.

When in the south, do not say “Civil War.” It was technically, “The War Between The States.” We just wanted to leave, say my southern kin. The North wouldn’t let us be and came after us.

Firing on Fort Sumter didn’t help, though…

Take the Leadership Profile evaluation.

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But if you are thankful for our current, reunited uniformed services, you might consider the Grateful American Coin. It is a Challenge Coin to present to veterans. Neat gift. 100% of Net Proceeds Benefit Wounded Veterans.

Your Business Blogger(R) bought a bunch. You should too. Why?

Why are we doing all of this? …The answer is gratitude.

Grateful American Coin was founded on the belief that it is out of a deep sense of gratitude that we should honor and acknowledge the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military. In doing so, we should individually do what we can, however small, to help those service men and women who have sustained the most severe injuries.

We feel that there are a great many Americans who share our sense of gratitude and are looking for an ideal way to express it.

Grateful American Coin is a non-profit organization and has submitted a 501(c)(3) application.

Grateful American Coin is based outside of Tampa, FL and is entirely staffed with non-paid volunteers.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Thanks to John Howland at USNA at Large for the referral to Grateful American Coin. Unpaid link.

What’s a Challenge Coin?

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