The Kansas Federalist

Editor and Publisher Currie Myers, former sheriff of Johnson County Kansas and conservative strategist.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

September 27, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

News from the Kansas Federalist

National Headlines


Dow soars to near record high
Dow Industrials Hit High for the Year
Wall Street surged higher Tuesday, carrying the Dow Jones industrials to their second-best close ever, as positive economic data further buoyed a growing sense of optimism among investors. The Dow closed just 53 points away from its record high close

Karzai defends war on terror
'Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit?'
"Terrorism was hurting us way before Iraq or September 11 ... These extremist forces were killing people in Afghanistan for years, closing schools, burning mosques, killing children, uprooting vineyards," Karzai said. "They came to America on September 11, but they were attacking you before September 11 in other parts of the world. We are a witness in Afghanistan. "Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit them? Can you imagine what it will be for a man or woman to jump from that high?" Karzai asked recalling some of the more shocking scenes from the World Trade Center bombing. "How do we get rid of them? ... Should we wait for them to come and kill us again?"

US Economy Soaring
Consumer Confidence Higher Than Expected...
The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 104.5 from a revised reading of 100.2. in August. Analysts had expected the index to rise to 103. The reading, the highest since July's 107, followed a big dip in August, when employment worries dragged down consumer sentiment.

Clinton's anger like a 'mountain coming down'
Chris Wallace tells of former president's wrath after being asked about hunt for Osama
"The president was clearly stung by any suggestion that he had not done everything he could to get bin Laden. He attacked right-wingers – accused me of a 'conservative hit job' – and even spun a theory I still don't understand that somehow Fox was trying to cover up the fact that NewsCorp. Chief Rupert Murdoch was supporting his Global Initiative. I still have no idea what set him off."

Condi Rice: Clinton lying about bin Laden
'We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al-Qaida'
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks
'Anchor babies' overwhelm hospitals South Texas facility finds 70-80% of births are to illegals
Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.

White House rebuts interpretation of intel
Discounts N.Y. Times report saying overall terrorism problem worse
A newspaper report that a U.S. intelligence analysis said the Iraq war gave rise to a new generation of Islamic radicals and made the overall terrorism problem worse was "not representative of the complete document," the White House said on Sunday.

Oil prices drop below $60 a barrel
Amid signs of growing petroleum inventories
Oil prices fell below $60 a barrel on Monday amid signs of growing petroleum inventories

US Military Honors Members for Heroism
Pace honors service members for heroism
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, recognized five service members for their contributions to the war on terror, calling them the hope for a peaceful future.

Top Australian cop: Learn English
Commissioner says no excuse for immigrants not to learn language
Police Commissioner Ken Moroney believes there is "no excuse" for migrants who cannot speak English – and has called on ethnic groups to embrace Australian values.

Prison Fellowship program has track record of transforming lives
Supporting Prison Fellowship
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in support of a successful Prison Fellowship rehabilitation program being attacked by Americans United for Separation of Church and State. (Editor’s note – Here we go again, the use of the term “separation of Church and State” like it is in the U.S. Constitution. Faith plays an important role in framing our society. We should embrace it even more in our prisons and jails.)

New Yorkers rally for 'illegal' guns
Event mocks idea that gun restrictions would stop crime
"Without it, we have no rights," he said. "Government should not make self-defense a crime. Merely possessing a firearm should not be a crime, and using a firearm in self-defense should not be a crime. The bad guys will always have access to weapons. The police cannot protect everyone, everywhere, all the time. We must allow and encourage the people to be responsible for themselves." (Editor’s note – The framers of the U.S. Constitution placed the ability to bear arms. Perhaps New York City should consider it important as well. Please visit this website to have a greater understanding of the Second Amendment: United States Constitution Amendments - Article II)

Army Special Forces Making Gains in Afghanistan
Afghans Coordinating Efforts to Suppress Extremists
Coalition forces, along with the Afghan government, soldiers and police, are focusing efforts on quelling the recent increases in the level of violence by extremists.

Life Chain Scheduled for October 1 Across North America
Conduct a Life Chain on Oct 1
Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the following approved pro-life sign messages. (Editor’s note – Contact your church to see if they are sponsoring a life chain, if not, volunteer yourself.)

Flat Tax Unveiled in Utah
Utah's New Flat Tax
“Utah residents will be able to choose between paying state income taxes at a rate of 6.98 percent -- down from the previous 7 percent rate -- or a "flat tax" rate of 5.35 percent with no deductions, under a bill approved by lawmakers. The flat-tax option, approved late on Tuesday, will not kick in until the April 15, 2008, filing deadline.” (Editor’s note – Kansas and Missouri should give considerable weight to a flat tax.)

Illegals get free kidney dialysis, hospitals suffer
'They have no way of paying for it, and in 6 months they rack up $750,000'
Between 20 and 25 undocumented immigrants arrive each week for kidney dialysis at Mission Regional Medical Center’s emergency room. (Editor’s note – Soon to be coming to a hospital near you.)

Local/Regional Headlines

Problems Run Deep at JOCO Department of Corrections
Turmoil continues in Johnson County correctional system
For the second time in recent weeks, a Johnson County Department of Corrections official has resigned amid an apparent internal investigation. Press referred questions about the investigation to the Sheriff’s Department, which declined to comment. (Editor’s note – My suggestion is to outsource the programs to the private sector at considerable savings)

Barnett touts competition as the key in the healthcare process
Barnett outlines plan for improving access to health care
Saying his goal is to make sure all Kansans have access to medical care by 2010, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett outlined a plan that includes creating a one-stop shopping center for health insurance.

Crackdown on cameras at gymnastics meet
Officials concerned about pedophiles taking unsavory photographs
Images of children that may be sexually interesting to some people can find their way onto the Internet. People with pedophiliac tendencies could find child gymnastics appealing. This same issue could be a problem for volleyball meets and basketball events that incorporate large numbers of children at one time.

Invitation to Attend Charity Event on October 12th at the Ritz Charles
http://www.missingoffenders.org/.
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. The Oct. 12th Banquet features speakers Beth Holloway Twitty (mother of Natalie Holloway) and Rick Segall of America’s Most Wanted. Seat and table sponsorships available. Call now for a table sponsorship or individual tickets. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133.

Teen's Text Messages Lead Investigators To Sex Offender
Read Full Story
A Shawnee, Kan. mother concerned about her teenage daughter's behavior checked her daughter's cell phone and found some disturbing information. She was seeing a registered sexual predator.

NSPIC Board Member featured on Glenn Beck Show
Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch will be featured on CNN’s The Glenn Beck Show
Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch will be discussed on tonight’s Glenn Beck Show. It can be seen on CNN’s Headline News at 7pm, 9pm and 11pm EDT. Tim is in addition a board member of the National Sexual Predator Information Center located in Johnson County, Kansas.

Morrison’s Past Lobbying of Criminal Justice Bills Questioned
new website
An alarming number of second offense felons whose sentences were affected and reduced under legislation Paul Morrison authored and introduced are identified in a new website.

K-State Expert leads the way on Bioterror
On the front lines of bioterror defense
K-State associate vice provost for research and compliance, Dr. Jerry Jaax, is one of the foremost experts in the United States on threats posed by pathogens and infectious diseases. This week in Kansas City, he will speak at the International Symposium on Agroterrorism about protecting the nation’s food supply. (Editor’s note – I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jaax when I was a KBI special agent. He is indeed a wonderful man and we are very lucky to have him here in the Midwest and working for Kansas State. He is a leader in his profession.)

Surbaugh will continue to raise all types of taxes in Johnson County
Candidates differ on fiscal approaches
"We're obviously going to have to address it (running Johnson County Government) through the mill levy as well as other taxes, sales taxes," Surbaugh said. (Editor’s note – Make no mistake, if we don’t make a changes in the BOCC Chair we are in deep financial trouble in Johnson County)

News-Line Commentary

Please mark your calendars to attend the Kansas Federalist Event at Broadmoor Park in Mission, Kansas on October 14th from 3PM-5PM. Special guests include GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Barnett, Johnson County Chair Candidate Charlotte O’Hara and State Representative Mary Pilcher Cook among others. This event is a good old fashion ice cream social with cake. Bring the kids, play at the park and meet candidates running for office! Being uninformed is not an excuse! It’s free because it my gift to thee!

Currie Myers, Editor – The Kansas Federalist

Contributions

The Kansas Federalist needs your support and contributions. To help keep us on line please consider sending a donation to:

Sheriff Myers & Associates
5427 Johnson Drive, #254
Mission, Kansas 66202

In God We Trust
Currie Myers, Publisher – Kansas Federalist

September 27, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

News from the Kansas Federalist

National Headlines


Dow soars to near record high
Dow Industrials Hit High for the Year
Wall Street surged higher Tuesday, carrying the Dow Jones industrials to their second-best close ever, as positive economic data further buoyed a growing sense of optimism among investors. The Dow closed just 53 points away from its record high close

Karzai defends war on terror
'Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit?'
"Terrorism was hurting us way before Iraq or September 11 ... These extremist forces were killing people in Afghanistan for years, closing schools, burning mosques, killing children, uprooting vineyards," Karzai said. "They came to America on September 11, but they were attacking you before September 11 in other parts of the world. We are a witness in Afghanistan. "Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit them? Can you imagine what it will be for a man or woman to jump from that high?" Karzai asked recalling some of the more shocking scenes from the World Trade Center bombing. "How do we get rid of them? ... Should we wait for them to come and kill us again?"

US Economy Soaring
Consumer Confidence Higher Than Expected...
The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 104.5 from a revised reading of 100.2. in August. Analysts had expected the index to rise to 103. The reading, the highest since July's 107, followed a big dip in August, when employment worries dragged down consumer sentiment.

Clinton's anger like a 'mountain coming down'
Chris Wallace tells of former president's wrath after being asked about hunt for Osama
"The president was clearly stung by any suggestion that he had not done everything he could to get bin Laden. He attacked right-wingers – accused me of a 'conservative hit job' – and even spun a theory I still don't understand that somehow Fox was trying to cover up the fact that NewsCorp. Chief Rupert Murdoch was supporting his Global Initiative. I still have no idea what set him off."

Condi Rice: Clinton lying about bin Laden
'We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al-Qaida'
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks
'Anchor babies' overwhelm hospitals South Texas facility finds 70-80% of births are to illegals
Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.

White House rebuts interpretation of intel
Discounts N.Y. Times report saying overall terrorism problem worse
A newspaper report that a U.S. intelligence analysis said the Iraq war gave rise to a new generation of Islamic radicals and made the overall terrorism problem worse was "not representative of the complete document," the White House said on Sunday.

Oil prices drop below $60 a barrel
Amid signs of growing petroleum inventories
Oil prices fell below $60 a barrel on Monday amid signs of growing petroleum inventories

US Military Honors Members for Heroism
Pace honors service members for heroism
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, recognized five service members for their contributions to the war on terror, calling them the hope for a peaceful future.

Top Australian cop: Learn English
Commissioner says no excuse for immigrants not to learn language
Police Commissioner Ken Moroney believes there is "no excuse" for migrants who cannot speak English – and has called on ethnic groups to embrace Australian values.

Prison Fellowship program has track record of transforming lives
Supporting Prison Fellowship
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in support of a successful Prison Fellowship rehabilitation program being attacked by Americans United for Separation of Church and State. (Editor’s note – Here we go again, the use of the term “separation of Church and State” like it is in the U.S. Constitution. Faith plays an important role in framing our society. We should embrace it even more in our prisons and jails.)

New Yorkers rally for 'illegal' guns
Event mocks idea that gun restrictions would stop crime
"Without it, we have no rights," he said. "Government should not make self-defense a crime. Merely possessing a firearm should not be a crime, and using a firearm in self-defense should not be a crime. The bad guys will always have access to weapons. The police cannot protect everyone, everywhere, all the time. We must allow and encourage the people to be responsible for themselves." (Editor’s note – The framers of the U.S. Constitution placed the ability to bear arms. Perhaps New York City should consider it important as well. Please visit this website to have a greater understanding of the Second Amendment: United States Constitution Amendments - Article II)

Army Special Forces Making Gains in Afghanistan
Afghans Coordinating Efforts to Suppress Extremists
Coalition forces, along with the Afghan government, soldiers and police, are focusing efforts on quelling the recent increases in the level of violence by extremists.

Life Chain Scheduled for October 1 Across North America
Conduct a Life Chain on Oct 1
Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the following approved pro-life sign messages. (Editor’s note – Contact your church to see if they are sponsoring a life chain, if not, volunteer yourself.)

Flat Tax Unveiled in Utah
Utah's New Flat Tax
“Utah residents will be able to choose between paying state income taxes at a rate of 6.98 percent -- down from the previous 7 percent rate -- or a "flat tax" rate of 5.35 percent with no deductions, under a bill approved by lawmakers. The flat-tax option, approved late on Tuesday, will not kick in until the April 15, 2008, filing deadline.” (Editor’s note – Kansas and Missouri should give considerable weight to a flat tax.)

Illegals get free kidney dialysis, hospitals suffer
'They have no way of paying for it, and in 6 months they rack up $750,000'
Between 20 and 25 undocumented immigrants arrive each week for kidney dialysis at Mission Regional Medical Center’s emergency room. (Editor’s note – Soon to be coming to a hospital near you.)

Local/Regional Headlines

Problems Run Deep at JOCO Department of Corrections
Turmoil continues in Johnson County correctional system
For the second time in recent weeks, a Johnson County Department of Corrections official has resigned amid an apparent internal investigation. Press referred questions about the investigation to the Sheriff’s Department, which declined to comment. (Editor’s note – My suggestion is to outsource the programs to the private sector at considerable savings)

Barnett touts competition as the key in the healthcare process
Barnett outlines plan for improving access to health care
Saying his goal is to make sure all Kansans have access to medical care by 2010, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett outlined a plan that includes creating a one-stop shopping center for health insurance.

Crackdown on cameras at gymnastics meet
Officials concerned about pedophiles taking unsavory photographs
Images of children that may be sexually interesting to some people can find their way onto the Internet. People with pedophiliac tendencies could find child gymnastics appealing. This same issue could be a problem for volleyball meets and basketball events that incorporate large numbers of children at one time.

Invitation to Attend Charity Event on October 12th at the Ritz Charles
www.missingoffenders.org.
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. The Oct. 12th Banquet features speakers Beth Holloway Twitty (mother of Natalie Holloway) and Rick Segall of America’s Most Wanted. Seat and table sponsorships available. Call now for a table sponsorship or individual tickets. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133.

Teen's Text Messages Lead Investigators To Sex Offender
Read Full Story
A Shawnee, Kan. mother concerned about her teenage daughter's behavior checked her daughter's cell phone and found some disturbing information. She was seeing a registered sexual predator.

NSPIC Board Member featured on Glenn Beck Show
Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch will be featured on CNN’s The Glenn Beck Show
Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch will be discussed on tonight’s Glenn Beck Show. It can be seen on CNN’s Headline News at 7pm, 9pm and 11pm EDT. Tim is in addition a board member of the National Sexual Predator Information Center located in Johnson County, Kansas.

Morrison’s Past Lobbying of Criminal Justice Bills Questioned
new website
An alarming number of second offense felons whose sentences were affected and reduced under legislation Paul Morrison authored and introduced are identified in a new website.

K-State Expert leads the way on Bioterror
On the front lines of bioterror defense
K-State associate vice provost for research and compliance, Dr. Jerry Jaax, is one of the foremost experts in the United States on threats posed by pathogens and infectious diseases. This week in Kansas City, he will speak at the International Symposium on Agroterrorism about protecting the nation’s food supply. (Editor’s note – I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jaax when I was a KBI special agent. He is indeed a wonderful man and we are very lucky to have him here in the Midwest and working for Kansas State. He is a leader in his profession.)

Surbaugh will continue to raise all types of taxes in Johnson County
Candidates differ on fiscal approaches
"We're obviously going to have to address it (running Johnson County Government) through the mill levy as well as other taxes, sales taxes," Surbaugh said. (Editor’s note – Make no mistake, if we don’t make a changes in the BOCC Chair we are in deep financial trouble in Johnson County)

News-Line Commentary

Please mark your calendars to attend the Kansas Federalist Event at Broadmoor Park in Mission, Kansas on October 14th from 3PM-5PM. Special guests include GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Barnett, Johnson County Chair Candidate Charlotte O’Hara and State Representative Mary Pilcher Cook among others. This event is a good old fashion ice cream social with cake. Bring the kids, play at the park and meet candidates running for office! Being uninformed is not an excuse! It’s free because it my gift to thee!

Currie Myers, Editor – The Kansas Federalist

Contributions

The Kansas Federalist needs your support and contributions. To help keep us on line please consider sending a donation to:

Sheriff Myers & Associates
5427 Johnson Drive, #254
Mission, Kansas 66202

In God We Trust
Currie Myers, Publisher – Kansas Federalist

Sunday, September 24, 2006

September 24, 2006 - Placing Conservative View in the Headlines

News from the Kansas Federalist

National Headlines


French paper reports bin Laden dead
Unnamed Saudi police sources attribute demise to typhoid fever
Osama bin Laden died within days of contracting typhoid fever in Pakistan last month, according to unnamed Saudi police sources quoted today in the French daily L'Est Republicain.

Young Mother’s baby cut from womb her three other children kidnapped
Woman's fetus apparently cut from womb
The body of a woman who apparently had a fetus cut from her womb was found in a vacant lot, and police said Friday they were searching for her three young children.

Chief: Cop killed because border not defended
But defends policy of not enforcing immigration laws after illegal kills officer
"If the government would fulfill their responsibility of protecting the border, we probably would not be standing here today, said Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt. In addition former judge and current US Congressman Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said the shooting highlighted the need to tighten the borders and beef up enforcement of immigration laws.

'Green flag of Allah will fly over Vatican’
Sheik rejects pope's gestures to Muslims, calls for holy war against 'this little racist'
Islamic Fascist leader says that Christian leaders such as Benedict are "afraid" because they realize Islam is Allah's favorite religion and they are going to hell unless they convert. The Gaza preacher declared the "green flag of Muhammad" would soon be raised over the Vatican.

VeggieTales too Christian for NBC
Network demands edits, creator says it fears kids hearing 'God loves you'
The wildly popular VeggieTales kids videos about vegetables who talk and sing and act out Bible stories are being edited….

Diary shows pope's opposition to Hitler
Pius XI: 'I won't be afraid. I prefer to beg for alms' than to give in to fascists
A 1938 diary written near the end of Pope Pius XI's papacy confirms his opposition to fascism was hardening as the outbreak of World War II grew closer, a historian said Tuesday after examining documents in the Vatican's just-opened secret archives. The diary quoted Pius as saying, "'I won't be afraid. I prefer to beg for alms'" than to give into pressures from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's fascist regime, said French historian Philippe Chenaux.

Pledge to Mexican flag featured at Texas school
Principal says he was pursuing 'diversity,' but wouldn't do it again
The principal of an elementary school instructed his students to stand during the recitation of a pledge to the Mexican flag during a diversity assembly recently, and he's been trying to backtrack ever since.

80,000 violent felons run free on U.S. streets
Congressman says U.S. must turn back effort to weaken law enforcement
The 277-140 vote, according to plan sponsor U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., affirmed the authority of state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws while in the course of their regular duties such as traffic stops and drug arrests.

11 years late, Illinois addresses abortion
Pro-life groups say new rules will allow enforcement of parental notification
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced it has agreed – after 11 years of delays – to develop rules for parental notification of abortions on girls under the age of 18, and pro-life groups say that may "rescue Illinois from its notorious position as the abortion dumping ground of the Midwest."

US Marines deal big blow to Insurgents
‘America’s Battalion’ makes big catch
SAQLAWIYAH, Iraq (Sept. 16, 2006) -- Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment dealt the insurgency a heavy blow in their area of operations

Army recruiting ahead of schedule
Army At War Fills Its RanksThe active Army met its annual recruiting goal ahead of schedule. “We are at war and this sends a signal to our friends that the Army will continue to honor our commitments at home and abroad,” said Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey. “It also sends a signal to our enemies and those who oppose freedom, democracy and equal rights."

Local/Regional Headlines

$400,000 Bill into JCCC for Misconduct Investigation
Report on Johnson County college investigation released
A report on an independent investigation at Johnson County Community College recounts a female worker's allegations that the former president sexually harassed her but does not draw any conclusions about what happened. Kansas City lawyer Betsy Badger conducted an independent investigation and her law firm billed the college $377,390 through Sept. 3 for the work. (Editor’s note – Nearly $400,00 bill to investigate and not draw any conclusions, incredible)

Investigation into hazardous materials trucking company identified
Indictments in alleged trucking scheme
The operators of truck driving schools in Kansas City and southern Missouri conspired to help more than 70 Somali and Bosnian immigrants illegally obtain commercial driver’s licenses, federal prosecutors alleged Thursday. Those key defendants included Ernest A. “Mustafa” White, 49, of Kansas City, who owned the Muslim Brothers and Sisters trucking company in the Kansas City area. (Editor’s note – I get very concerned when I see the words Muslim, Mustafa, Somalia, Bosnia, illegal, trucking, and hazardous materials all in the same report.)

WWI Memorial obtains landmark status
Liberty Memorial gains landmark status
Designation as a landmark will offer no further legal protections for the memorial, which already is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But landmark status affirms the memorial’s importance to the nation. (Editor’s note – I like to see very narrow interpretations of landmark status for buildings and grounds, but I believe monuments such as war memorials is an absolute must. Kansas City should be proud of having such an important landmark, especially dedicated to WWI. Go see the memorial and museum when it opens and remember the sacrifices made by those brave soldiers and our citizens during that time of significant trouble.)

Invitation to Attend Charity Event on October 12th at the Ritz Charles
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. The Oct. 12th Banquet features speakers Beth Holloway Twitty (mother of Natalie Holloway) and Rick Segall of America’s Most Wanted. Seat and table sponsorships available. Call now for a table sponsorship or individuals tickets. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133 or visit the NSPIC website at http://www.missingoffenders.org/.

Rose’s remarks deplorable
Pres. Ahmadinejad, meet Sen. O'Connor
Rose editorial states that there is no difference between Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and recently retired Kansas State Sen. Kay O'Connor. (Editor’s note – There is a reason why the Sun is a failing business. It’s because their front man. Steve Rose, deserves no respect. Rose should publicly apologize to Sen. O’Connor for his deplorable comments. For the record, Kay O’Connor is a warm, respectful, trustworthy, and honorable person who informed the public of her beliefs and how government should play a role in those beliefs. That’s why we elect people to office. Rose’s comments not only are offensive to another American citizen but also are offensive to the very constituency that elected her. Believe it or not, Steve, some people just like open and honest elected officials in office.)

Free condoms to be distributed in University of Missouri’s dorms
University to distribute free condoms in campus bathrooms
The University of Missouri-Columbia, will soon be the first in the Big 12 Conference to distribute free condoms in residential hall bathrooms, school officials said Friday.

Hefty Pay Increase to University President’s Across the Board
Kansas regents raise pay for officials
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday gave hefty pay increases to the presidents of the state’s three regional institutions and moderate raises to leaders at its three research universities. University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be paid $319,280; Kansas State University President Jon Wefald will be paid $296,400 and Wichita State University President Donald Beggs will get $260,000.

Sebelius Immigration Woes
Barnett Up And Running
Kathleen Sebelius has supported gateway documents like drivers licenses to illegal aliens, supported reduced tuition for illegal aliens and was initially opposed to putting national guard troops on the Southern border.

News-Line Commentary

Please mark your calendars to attend the Kansas Federalist Event at Broadmoor Park in Mission, Kansas on October 14th from 3PM-5PM. Special guests include GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Barnett, Johnson County Chair Candidate Charlotte O’Hara and State Representative Mary Pilcher Cook among others. This event is a good old fashion ice cream social with cake. Bring the kids, play at the park and meet candidates running for office! Being uninformed is not an excuse! It’s free because it my gift to thee!

Currie Myers, Editor – The Kansas Federalist

Contributions

The Kansas Federalist needs your support and contributions. To help keep us on line please consider sending a donation to:

Sheriff Myers & Associates
5427 Johnson Drive, #254
Mission, Kansas 66202

In God We Trust
Currie Myers, Publisher – Kansas Federalist

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

September 20, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

News from the Kansas Federalist

National Headlines


Treasury payments show effectiveness of tax cuts
FLUSH: US Treasury Sets New 1-Day Tax Receipt Record Of $85.8 Billion...
The U.S. government recorded record-high overall and corporate tax receipts on Sept. 15, which was a quarterly deadline for tax payments, the Treasury said Monday. Total tax receipts were $85.8 billion on Friday, compared with the previous one-day record of $71 billion on Sept. 15 of last year, the Treasury said. Within the overall figure, corporate tax receipts Friday were $71.8 billion, up from $63 billion in September of last year.

At U.N., Chavez calls Bush 'the devil'
'He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world'
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took his verbal battle with the United States to the floor of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, calling President Bush "the devil."
(Editor’s note – We are seeing the beginning of a new Axis power and quite frankly the world community is handling it very similarly to the Axis power’s growth of the 1930’s. President Bush must stand tall as the Winston Churchill of our time in order to mitigate this incredible threat)

McCain’s suicidal hand-wringing
More
When you enter a boxing ring, you agree to abide by the rules of boxing. But when you are attacked from behind in a dark alley, you would be a fool to abide by the Marquis of Queensbury rules. If you do, you can end up being a dead fool. Many in the media and in the government that is supposed to protect us have been preoccupied with whether we are being nice enough to the terrorists in our custody.

Islamist: Nun's death linked to anti-Christian sentiments
'She was shot outside the hospital, going to her house '
Gunmen killed an Italian nun at a children's hospital in Mogadishu on Sunday in an attack that drew immediate speculation of links to Muslim anger over the Pope's recent remarks on Islam. (Editor’s note – According to witnesses, the Nun apparently forgave the gunmen for their transgressions before she passed away)

Arab leader: Muslims will rule Jerusalem
Says city will be capital of new Islamic caliphate sooner than thought
Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah tells rally of 50,000 in Umm al-Fahm: Jerusalem will be the capital of the new Muslim caliphate sooner than is thought.

The New Street Corner in America
Internet is the new street corner for Web-savvy prostitutes
Many prostitutes tour the country, staying in a motel in or near a city for one to two weeks at a time. Others work out of their homes or for regional sex services that use computers to advertise, land clients and make appointments.

Ted Turner: Iraq war among history's 'dumbest'
Says it ranks with Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, German invasion of Russia
The U.S. invasion of Iraq was among the "dumbest moves of all time" that ranks with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and the German invasion of Russia, billionaire philanthropist Ted Turner said on Tuesday. (Editor’s note – An American calling us the same as Japan and Germany is an incredible statement, even if you disagree with why we went into Iraq.)

Border Security First
Senate Reversal: 'It's time to secure the border with Mexico,' Frist says...
"It's time to secure the border with Mexico," Majority Leader Bill Frist said last night before filing the parliamentary motions to force the House-passed bill onto the Senate floor in a final effort to get a major immigration bill on the president's desk before the elections.

Bloomberg has fallen off the deep end
NYC Mayor Suggests Paying Poor...
Poor New Yorkers who make healthy choices - such as staying in school and regularly seeing the doctor - should be rewarded with cash to help break the cycle of poverty, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested Monday.

Report: Federal judge declares boating illegal
'Even though this action seems like a horrible pre-April fools joke, it is very serious'
In a rather bizarre ruling that has marine industry officials worried, Judge Robert G. James of the United States District Court, Western Division of Louisiana, has said that it is criminal trespass for the American boating public to boat, fish, or hunt on the Mississippi River and other navigable waters in the US. (Editor’s Note – It a good thing his honor wasn’t around when Lewis and Clark explored the Mississippi. Incredulous judicial ruling!)

Mexican Government Incursions into the US Identified
New Documents Detailing Mexican Government Incursions[Read More...]
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it has obtained records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that document 226 incursions by Mexican government personnel into the United States between 1996 and 2005.

Personal responsibilities regarding loans and mortgages
Toxic mortgages and personal responsibility
Mortgage foreclosure rates soared 53 percent in August, compared with a year earlier, and many people who were eager to buy a house with low "teaser" interest rates and creative financing are in trouble. Acton Senior Fellow in Economics Jennifer Roback Morse expects new calls for government oversight of the mortgage industry, which is already highly regulated. A better idea, she suggests, would be for buyers to examine their motives for acquiring real estate with gimmicky loans and take some responsibility for their actions.

Local/Regional Headlines

Sebelius dishonest with ad campaigns
Governor hopes voters will forget
In 2004 Sebelius unsuccessfully advocated raising sales, income and property taxes for public education and also hiking cigarette taxes 50 cents to fund health care initiatives.

Using Children as Sex Slaves in Kansas City
Woman indicted for sex trafficking 3 kids
Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., woman was indicted by a federal grand jury as a co-defendant with her boyfriend for participating in child sex trafficking. Today’s charges are the result of the district’s Human Trafficking Initiative.

Invitation to Attend Charity Event on October 12th at the Ritz Charles
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. The Oct. 12th Banquet features speakers Beth Holloway Twitty (mother of Natalie Holloway) and Rick Segall of America’s Most Wanted. Seat and table sponsorships available. Please consider a gift to this great non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133 or visit the NSPIC website at www.missingoffenders.org.

Judges do not want to respond to questionnaires
Conservative group polls judges on issues
The Kansas Judicial Review of Johnson County will use the answers to recommend to voters which judges should be retained. (Editor’s note – How do we, as voters, know whether or not to retain the judges if they are unwilling to answer simple questions, or at least frame their answers in order for the voter to understand their judicial philosophy. Our Federal judicial nominees must do this before the Senate)

Suspect in 1998 murder brought back from Mexico
Man sought in 1998 killing extradited to Sedgwick County
Authorities said Oscar Torres-Chavez, 25, was driving a car filled with fellow gang members when one of the passengers opened fire on 8-year-old Antonio Galvin, who was playing with a puppy outside his home in Wichita.

Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Solutions to Illegal Immigration Issue
Barnett proposes training to fight illegal immigration
Barnett, a state senator from Emporia, said he would sign an agreement as allowed by a 1997 federal immigration law. It allows federal officials to provide locals with training to detect and combat illegal immigration activities, and Barnett said Kansas must be a good partner with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Fairway want tax increase
Fairway plans tax hike for proposed city hall
Fairway has a plan for financing its new city hall — reshuffle some existing money and implement a tax increase for the next 20 years.

Kansas Agriculture Update
Winter wheat planting in full swing
Winter wheat planting and corn harvest are now in full swing, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday. (Editor’s note – Please don’t forgot KC, that our state is largely agrarian based, so let’s pray for a good harvest this year across Kansas)

News-Line Commentary

“Much of the Constitution is remarkably simple and straightforward—certainly as compared to the convoluted reasoning of judges and law professors discussing what is called ‘Constitutional law,’ much of which has no basis in that document... The real question [for judicial nominees] is whether that nominee will follow the law or succumb to the lure of ‘a living constitution,’ ‘evolving standards’ and other lofty words meaning judicial power to reshape the law to suit their own personal preferences.”—Thomas Sowell

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

September 17, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

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Pope Benedict become new target for Islamo-Fascist
Sheikh's judgment comes after pontiff says some Islamic teachings 'evil'
A hardline cleric linked to Somalia's powerful Islamist movement has called for Muslims to "hunt down" and kill Pope Benedict XVI for his controversial comments about Islam.

'Bioethicist': OK to kill babies after they're born
'Animal rights' promoter asserts actual birth makes no difference
An internationally known Princeton "bioethicist" and animal-rights activist says he'd kill disabled babies if it were in the "best interests" of the family, because he sees no distinction in the child's life whether it is born or not, and the world already allows abortion.

SEALs Receive Navy Cross
Two SEALs Receive Posthumous Navy Cross Awards
Special operations forces personnel, so accustomed to operating in the shadows, stepped sadly into the light Sept. 13 as the Navy presented the widows of two SEALs (Sea, Air, Land) killed in Afghanistan with the nation’s second-highest military award for valor.

Ties between elites, child-sex rings 'beyond imagination'
Journalist faces death threats for exposing Mexican politicians, businessmen
A 2004 study by researcher Elena Azaola, which estimated that some 17,000 children under the age of 18 are victims of the sex trade in Mexico, is also based on interviews with minors who managed to escape, as well as visits to establishments where underage girls and boys are forced to work as prostitutes. The number of Mexican politicians and businessmen involved in child pornography and sex rings "would shock us if we knew the real extent of the phenomenon," said activist Lydia Cacho.

Invitation to Attend Charity Event on October 12th at the Ritz Charles
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. The Oct. 12th Banquet features speakers Beth Holloway Twitty (mother of Natalie Holloway) and Rick Segall of America’s Most Wanted. Seat and table sponsorships available. Please consider a gift to this great non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133 or visit the NSPIC website at http://www.missingoffenders.org/.

Teacher gets 30 counts of incest, rape
Man, 45, accused of sexually assaulting 3 young women
The head of the Lowell, Mass., high school math department and prominent chess player was ordered held on $1 million bail Wednesday when he was arraigned on 30 felony rape and incest charges. Wamala is a native of Uganda who became a U.S. citizen after immigrating in 1988 to get his doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

'Peaceful pill' would give patients permanent rest
Australian founder of suicide group promotes plan at conference
An Australian doctor who promotes suicide as a way to die has introduced a new "peaceful pill" plan to advocates at a conference, touting the pill for its accessibility – and legality.

Price of gas continues to fall
GAS PRICES COULD GO TO $1.15 A GALLON?
With fear of supply disruptions ebbing, oil prices began sliding. With oil inventories high, refiners that turn oil into gasoline are expected to cut production. As refiners cut production, oil companies increasingly risk getting stuck with excess oil supplies. There's already anecdotal evidence of oil companies chartering tankers to store excess oil. (Editor’s note: See folks, let the market fix itself. I called it this summer in one of my editorials to let the natural supply and demand market work itself and not have government interference)

Judges could be fired for 'violating rights'
Voters may give citizens' panel power to require accountability
Now comes the newest statement on morals and conservative values from the roughly 800,000 people who live between Nebraska and North Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming: A South Dakota Judicial Accountability plan that would require judges to follow the Constitution

Robert Novak elaborates on the CIA leak embarrassment
Novak: Armitage's leak
Armitage's silence the next two and one-half years caused intense pain for his colleagues in government and enabled partisan Democrats in Congress to falsely accuse Rove of being my primary source. When Armitage now says he was mute because of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's request, that does not explain his silent three months between his claimed first realization that he was the source and Fitzgerald's appointment on Dec. 30. Armitage's tardy self-disclosure is tainted because it is deceptive.

Conservatives are the answer in the upcoming elections
We Need More Conservatives
Government is still too big and it still spends too much. Our taxes and entitlements cry out for reform. Abortion is still legal and euthanasia is gaining acceptance. There is much work to be done. For Americans frustrated with the expansion of government and the erosion of values, even under Republican control, House conservatives have one suggestion: send us reinforcements!

PBS Uses Tax Dollars to Sway Voters
PBS Uses Tax Dollars to Sway Voters
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS)—an organization funded by your tax dollars—is at it again. With Election Day 2006 less then 60 short days away, PBS is producing and airing biased pieces of yellow journalism that insinuate the Bush administration and Republican legislators across the country are engaging in a campaign to deny minorities and poor the right to vote.

Young Mother Killed in Baby’s Abduction
MO Mom's Throat Slashed, Baby Taken
State and federal investigators kept up the search Saturday for a woman who walked into a rural home, told a young mother "I'm here to take your child," then slashed the mother's throat and left with her 1-week-old baby. (Editors note – I am at a loss for words. Please pray for the safety of this young child and for the soul of the young mother)

Intel specialist: Kim Jong-Il in failing health
North Korean leader reported to have difficulty walking
North Korean reclusive leader Kim Jong-Il's health has further deteriorated and he can no longer walk without difficulty due to worsening diabetes, a South Korean lawmaker said.

Local/Regional Headlines

Archbishop has serious concerns for Sebelius’ stances on issues
Bishop asks Catholics to pray for Sebelius to change on abortion
Roman Catholics in northeast Kansas have been asked to pray for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to "reconsider her long held position supporting legalized abortion." The request came from Archbishop Joseph Naumann, of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, in a Sept. 8 column in the diocesan newspaper The Leaven, with a circulation of 52,900. "It is never permissible for a Catholic to support the legalization of the killing of innocent lives by abortion, much less lead the fight for legal abortion," Naumann wrote. The bishops said Catholics may not promote or remain indifferent to choices that are "intrinsically evil," such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, same-sex marriage, cloning or embryonic stem cell research.

The main role (of state government) is that we provide a business-friendly atmosphere
Barnett running on pro-business record
“Barnett has been there on a lot of the issues that businesses are concerned about: tort reform and workers' compensation," said Bernie Koch, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce's vice president for government relations. "The impression I get is he has been strong" in supporting legislation that's important to business. "We need to have a minimum of regulation and common-sense regulation for business,” Barnett added.

Kansas Congressman’s Votes on Security have been problematic
Kansas congressman called soft on terror
During a news conference at his Overland Park campaign headquarters, Chuck Ahner said that Moore, a Democrat from Lenexa, wrongly voted to kill the Patriot Act last year and opposed the death penalty for terrorists. (Editor’s note – Chuck Ahner is a West Point Graduate and former Army officer)

Liberal Judge Nixes Voter ID Law
Judge strikes down Missouri voter ID law
Callahan's ruling bars the photo ID requirement from being enforced. He said the requirement is a particular burden to women and the poor. That's because a separate Missouri law requires those getting or renewing a driver's license to show they are lawfully in the country, generally with a birth certificate or passport. (Editor’s note - This is one of the most outrageous decisions from the judiciary in recent time)

Bonner Springs Republican shows his true colors
Republican supports Democrat as successor
Cox is endorsing Democrat Corey Mohn, saying Mohn’s moderate leadership puts him more in tune with the values of northeast Kansas than Republican Owen Donohoe. (Editors Note – Owen Donohoe is a good and decent man and will be an excellent state representative)

“Kansas cannot give government incentives to illegal immigrants”
Barnett against incentives for illegal immigrants Kansas cannot give government incentives to illegal immigrants, cannot grant them driver's licenses and cannot allow employers to hire them as workers

Fairway Residents take stand against huge bridge
Fairway residents blast, support plan for bridge
"For our sake and yours it is time to take a new approach," Gilbert said. "You must hold public meetings in which citizens are allowed to make alternative proposals for modifying the size of the bridge, and you must attempt to make them work if at all possible. What if you were wrong? What if the impact of this bridge is as overwhelming as most people think it will be and it wasn't absolutely necessary? How will you justify your refusal to address citizen concerns?"

Kansas City is moving closer to Mexico
Operation U-Turn
Kansas City Smart Port, a nonprofit affiliate organization of the Kansas City Area Development Council, is spearheading efforts to put a Mexican customs office - the first ever outside of Mexico - in Kansas City..." Traffic World Special Report

Clear Choices in County Chair Race
County commission chair candidates speak at forum
O'Hara, a real estate agent, owned a construction company. Surbaugh cited 17 years as an elected official and her "passion for the community" as her greatest strengths. (Editor’s note – Let’s see a business owner of a large company or a career politician. I pick the business owner!)

State Agency’s Failings Indicate Sebelius’ Lack of Leadership
SRS: A Failed Agency
Millions in over billing Medicaid, state employees abusing patients, failure to investigate the rape and abuse of children, and falsifying food stamp data are all recent develops with on of the biggest state agencies under Sebelius’ control.

Kansas Legislature – Cut Gas Taxes!
Kansas committee considering gas tax 'buffer' along borders
A proposal to create a tax buffer zone along Kansas' borders with other states drew praise from the owner of a gasoline station and strong objections from some state officials concerned about losing tax revenue. (Editor’s Note – The tax should be cut all across Kansas not just in the buffer zones. Supply and demand folks. Let the market adjust naturally not through government regulation. The more you cut the gas tax the more money people will have in their pocket, which means the more they will drive around and buy things which will stimulant buying)

Liberal Judge to retire
Judge prominent in school finance controversy to retire
A Shawnee County district judge whose ruling ultimately forced Kansas legislators to dramatically boost spending on public schools confirmed Wednesday he will retire next year after more than 30 years on the bench.

News-Line Commentary
By Currie Myers

In a recent debate AG Candidate Paul Morrison made a statement that has just infuriated me personally and it should you too. Morrison, a lawyer and prosecutor and someone whom you would think would be schooled in the United States Constitution said the following: “The founding fathers spent a great deal of time and energy in deciding that church and state should be separate.”

What an outrage! The founding fathers never spend time discussing separation of church and state. In fact, there is no such issue raised in the Constitution concerning the separation of church and state. It’s a myth, propagated by liberals and anti-federalists.

The United State Supreme Court made that decision on their own referring to a remark in a letter made by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802 to answer a letter from them written in October 1801. A copy of the Danbury letter is available here. The Danbury Baptists were a religious minority in Connecticut, and they complained that in their state, the religious liberties they enjoyed were not seen as immutable rights, but as privileges granted by the legislature - as "favors granted." Jefferson's reply did not address their concerns about problems with state establishment of religion - only that on the national level. The letter contains the phrase "wall of separation between church and state," which led to the short-hand for the Establishment Clause that we use today: "Separation of church and state."

For a person attempting to run for the Office of Attorney General, the state’s top law enforcement officer mind you, it is problematic if you fail to understand or have knowelege in the Constitution of our great Country. Finally, I must ask this question: “If one doesn’t understand our Consitution in full, what rights will one not understand when bearing his full weight and authority as an Attorney General?

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

September 13, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

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ACLU Believes Christians are the Real Terrorists
Five years after 9/11, the ACLU considers Christians the terrorists
“They [the Christians] have always crossed the line of separation of church and government,” Cook said. “They believe they answer to a higher power, in my opinion… which is the kind of thinking you had with the people who flew airplanes in the buildings in this country.”

Rules convince another abortionist to quit
Officials reject license renewal request after state reports on problems
Nearly a dozen other abortion businesses in Ohio, California, Alabama and Florida also have been closed recently over similar issues, such as workers without medical licenses performing medical procedures, the misuse of drugs and failures to follow medical protocols during abortions.

Rosie: Radical Christians pose Islam fascist threat
O'Donnell maintains on 'The View': 'We are bombing innocent people in other countries'
Rosie O'Donnell says "radical" Christians in America are just as much of a threat as the followers of radical Islam who piloted hijacked jetliners into New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001

Clinton aide says 9/11 film 'correct'
Producer consulted with military attaché who saw aborted attacks on bin Laden
A former military aide to President Clinton who claims he witnessed several missed opportunities to capture or kill Osama bin Laden says the producer of the ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11" came to him in frustration after network executives under a heavy barrage of criticism from former administration officials began pressing for changes to the script.

Marines save life of Iraqi Child
America’s Battalion’ makes midnight run to aid seven-year-old Iraqi girl
By Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, 1st Marine Division“America’s Battalion”
Marines made a midnight run to rush to the aid of a 7-year-old Iraqi girl after she fell from a three-story building Sept. 9. Marines from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, rushed the girl to Camp Fallujah.

Arizona goes Conservative for Congressional Candidate
Arizona GOP Primary Won by Conservative
A conservative former state lawmaker whose campaign targeted illegal immigration and border security won the GOP primary for an open U.S. House seat, despite a lobbying push by the National Republican Congressional Committee to defeat him.

State-sponsored sterilization programs tell a haunting past
Sterile victims stand up, decry legacy of eugenics
The idea behind eugenics, a concept embraced by Nazi Germany, was to wipe out future poverty, crime and other social ills believed to result from genetic flaws. By sterilizing the "feeble-minded, mentally retarded, insane and epileptic," eugenicists would ensure that undesirable traits would not continue through generations.

Costner blasts 'Death of a President'
Actor says we shouldn't lose 'empathy for maybe the hardest job in the world'
Costner isn't happy with what he's heard about the film. He says, "It's awfully hard if you're his children, his wife, his mother, his dad; there's a certain thing we can't lose as human beings, which is empathy for maybe the hardest job in the world.

Report: Air America to declare bankruptcy
Left-leaning talk network could stay alive under restructuring deal
The left-leaning talk network Air America Radio will announce a major restructuring Friday that is expected to include a bankruptcy filing, according to the website ThinkProgress.org

Local/Regional Headlines

Church members to go to the polls to block the initiative
Foes rally against stem-cell issue
Ex-presidential aspirant Alan Keyes and two clergymen call for the defeat of an amendment on the Missouri ballot

Senator Brownback and the War on Terror
commentary
The terrorists’ ideology reminds us of the threat we face and the just nature of our cause. The relentless nature of the enemy cannot be allowed to make us weary in defending individual liberty and affirming the value and dignity of every individual, regardless of faith or theology

Kansas developing serious long-term budget issues
GOP legislators see budget problems; Sebelius confident
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Barnett added, "If we do the tax cuts and if we have a governor who will control the growth of state spending, we can make this happen - and have to make it happen."

Racer charged with multiple acts of molestation
Valley Center racer charged with molesting girl
A veteran Wichita-area dirt track stock-car racer appeared in court this week to hear criminal charges that he molested a 15-year-old girl.

Invitation to Attend Charity Event on October 12th at the Ritz Charles
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. The Oct. 12th Banquet features speakers Beth Holloway Twitty (mother of Amanda Holloway) and Rick Segall of America’s Most Wanted. Seat and table sponsorships available. Please consider a gift to this great non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133 or visit the NSPIC website at www.missingoffenders.org.

Lawyer gets Two Year Sentenced for Fraud
Disbarred Overland Park lawyer gets prison term for church thefts
Keith B. Koenigsdorf, 51, of Overland Park also must repay $297,964 to Central United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer of the board of trustees before the church the thefts were discovered in 2004.

Kansas Gubernatorial Candidates Differ on In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens
Barnett: Illegal immigrants shouldn't pay in-state tuition rates -
Kansas should not allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses or pay cheaper, in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett said Tuesday.

Mission Road Bridge to become 150 foot long giant in Fairway
Some Upset Over New Fairway Bridge Design
A public meeting will be held on the bridge design at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Sylvester Powell Junior Community Center in Mission.

Commentary of the Week

“Rome fell September 4, 476AD. It was overrun with illegal immigrants: Visigoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Burgundians, Lombards, Jutes and Vandals, who at first assimilated and worked as servants, but then came so fast they did not learn the Latin Language or the Roman form of government. Highly trained Roman Legions moving rapidly on their advanced road system were strained fighting conflicts worldwide. Rome had a trade deficit, having outsourced most of its grain production to North Africa, and when Vandals captured that area, Rome did not have the resources to retaliate. Attila the Hun was committing terrorist attacks. The city of Rome was on welfare with citizens being given free bread. One Roman commented: ‘Those who live at the expense of the public funds are more numerous than those who provide them.’ Tax collectors were ‘more terrible than the enemy.’ Gladiators provided violent entertainment in the Coliseum. There was injustice in courts, exposure of unwanted infants, infidelity, immorality and perverted bathhouses. 5th-Century historian Salvian wrote: ‘O Roman people be ashamed... Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of our bad lives have alone conquered us’.” —William Federer

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

September 10, 2006 -Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

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Gulf of Mexico saturated with oil?
Another find preceded this week's major discovery
Chevron's announcement this week that the Jack Field located in the Gulf of Mexico 270 miles southwest of New Orleans may have as much as 15 billion barrels of oil was not the only recent find of oil in the Gulf

Bubba goes Ballistic
Clinton demanding network 'pull the drama' if no changes...
A furious Bill Clinton is warning ABC that its mini-series "The Path to 9/11" grossly misrepresents his pursuit of Osama bin Laden - and he is demanding the network "pull the drama" if changes aren't made.

Harvard’s Dark Side
Harvard dean defends Khatami invitation
Several months ago Harvard came under attack when a professor helped write an article criticizing a so-called "Israel Lobby" for driving foreign policy in Washington to the detriment of U.S. interests. In 2004, Harvard returned a $2.5 million gift to the Divinity School from the president of the United Arab Emirates, after controversy arose over the president's ties to a think tank espousing anti-Semitic ideas.

Pope Condemns New Canadian Law and Gives Warning to Catholic Politicians
Pope assails Canada's laws allowing same-sex marriage and abortion...
Pope Benedict hit out Friday at Canada for allowing same sex marriage and abortion, saying they result from Catholic politicians ignoring the values of their religion. He lamented that Catholic politicians had yielded to "ephemeral social trends and the spurious demands of opinion polls." I hope Kathleen Sebelius and Paul Morrison are paying attention!

San Francisco Police Chief Calls Out Dive-by Media and Judges
http://mfile.akamai.com/12948/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2006/0728/9591734.300k.asx
I cannot believe this chief is from San Francisco. It’s one of the best police news conferences that I’ve ever seen.

Marine Dogs Working Hard for us in Iraq
Military working dogs share ‘Bastard’ burdenBy Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis, 1st Marine DivisionThe “Betio Bastards” are taking a bite out of insurgents with the help of some four-legged friends.

Local/Regional Headlines

Kline Shows Toughness against Sex Predators
Kline cites record on water rights, sex predators
Kline worked to get “Jessica’s Law” passed this year, increasing sentences for four types of sex crimes against children. Kline in addition, cited the regional cyber crimes task force in Kansas City, a partnership of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to track and capture sex offenders who use the Internet to prey on children. He said 90 predators have been convicted because of this program.

Barnett Successful in Debate against Sebelius
Taxes, schools key in debate
Republican candidate Jim Barnett painted a picture of a state headed toward a budget crisis because of a court-ordered school funding bill it can't afford, overrun by illegal immigrants welcomed by the governor and suffering economic decline due to high taxes.

Wrestling Coach Charged with Child Molestation
Ex-Oak Park coach charged
Clay County authorities on Thursday charged a former volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Oak Park High School with second-degree attempted child molestation, a misdemeanor.

Charitable Contribution: A Gift that Truly Keeps on Giving!
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. Please consider a gift to this great non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133 or visit the NSPIC website at www.missingoffenders.org.

Neighborhood and Human Services Department Started in Olathe
City creates department to focus on neighborhoods
Olathe's model for its neighborhood department is partially based upon what has been done in Seattle for the last 20 years. It created its 85-person, $10 million budget Department that has grown steadily in the last 16 years. Can I ask the people of Olathe one important question? What has happened to the one time conservative city of Olathe? They’re now modeling Seattle of all things.

The President of the United States of America visits Kansas City
President Attends GOP Fundraiser In KC
President George W. Bush stops in Kansas City to attend a private fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Jim Talent. This is a very important race in Missouri. Let’s hope the voters re-elected Sen. Talent.

Illegal’s Running Huge Marijuana Operation in NW Missouri County
Marijuana Charge Filed In Double-Homicide Case
Federal authorities charged Jhanmay Molina-Perez, 27, of Jameson, with growing 1,000 or more marijuana plants The victims (and fellow drug dealers) were identified Friday as 38-year-old Pedro Coralez, of Hialeah, Fla., and 39-year-old Arnaldo Valdes, of Miami. Their bodies were found Wednesday.

KC Star “once again” Suppresses Story
Star Bias-Again
Representatives of the Star said the story was not news regarding Kline endorsement.

Commentary of the Week
By President Ronald Reagan

“Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business ... frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.”
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

September 6, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

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Al-Qaida's list of favorite, least favorite Westerners
Latest warning video from terror group names enemies, friends in U.S., Britain
In the latest video from al-Qaida warning of an imminent terrorist attack on the U.S., five specific "Zionist crusader missionaries of hate" are named, while three Westerners, including one American, are actually praised for their efforts toward "peace."

Child Porn Suspect Gets Sentenced
Man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child porn
Steve Perrine will spend about one year in prison for every 800 images of child pornography he had. That's 19 ½ years for some 16,000 pictures and videos of children engaged in sex, stored on five hard drives connected to Perrine's home computer -- the biggest such collection ever uncovered in Wichita.

Charitable Contribution: A Gift that Truly Keeps on Giving!
The National Sexual Predator Information Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the enforcement of absconders from sexual predator registries across the US. Please consider a gift to this great non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 1-866-755-1133 or visit the NSPIC website at http://www.missingoffenders.org/.

Grave Robbers wanted to sodomize corpse of popular girl
Cops say grave robbers had sex on their minds...
The woman was "very well-liked, very popular" in Cassville, a Mississippi River town of about 1,100. "The community is very upset," the sheriff said. "They can't believe it."

Contract with America - 2006: The Gingrich Plan
Gingrich: 11 Steps for GOP Victory in November...
House and Senate Republicans can learn from history. They can listen to the American people and return to the center-right populist majority which President Reagan and the Contract with America gave them. The choice is theirs -- and ours. Kudos to Newt for his leadership in trying to set another contract with America!

Crocodile Hunter was a Success
DEATH BY ANIMAL: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin killed in stingray attack...
I was a big fan of Steve’s. One of the main reasons that I was such a huge fan was that he was an entrepreneur and businessman that developed his love and passion into a profitable and successful business. Our prayers are for his wife and two children.

Michigan Sheriff ready to take on Democrat US Senator
Secure Our Future :: Bouchard Republican for Senate
I had the opportunity as a major county sheriff myself to work with Sheriff Bouchard on many occasions. During our discussions, Mike helped me understand the importance of being a strong leader as the sheriff of a large, populated county. Mike is a strong Federalist-type sheriff and is staring to scare his democratic opponent and one of the current US Senator’s in Michigan. Please check out Mike’s website. Mike and Sheriff Joe Arapao of Maricopa County, Arizona were two sheriffs that I tried to emulate while I was sheriff here in Johnson County. Good luck Mike and God bless! Here is Sheriff Bouchard’s sheriff’s office website as well. Oakland County Sheriffs Department

Britain discovers secret army of well-trained Jihadi terrorists
Intelligence services, police stunned by sweep of schools, mosques in wake of foiled bomb plot
No matter how you slice it, London is daily looking more like "Londonistan." Or perhaps more precisely, as Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist squad puts it, Britain has become al-Qaida's European headquarters "housing a secret army of thousands of well-trained guerrilla fighters ready to kill in the name of religion." Pay attention America! Don’t let this happen to you!

Romney cuts security for Iranian's visit
Massachusetts governor calls former president 'terrorist'
Governor Mitt Romney declared yesterday he would not allow any state resources to be used to protect a former Iranian president during his visit to the Boston area this weekend, and he sharply criticized Harvard University for inviting Mohammed Khatami to speak on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

NBC’s David Gregory at it again!
REPORTER TO BUSH SPOKESMAN: 'DON'T POINT YOUR FINGER AT ME!'...
A not especially eventful press briefing at the White House today turned rancorous with NBC's David Gregory telling Press Secretary Tony Snow, "Don't point your finger at me," and Snow accusing the newsman of being "rude" and delivering Democratic talking points. To be honest with you Bush should just end the press conference with the liberal media and co direct with the public. The technology exists now to do so!

Faces on the Front
Care packages to Iraq put smiles on Marines’ faces
As the Marines begin the last leg of their deployment, they have a simple message for all those who have supported them with care packages, letters and other correspondence –“thank you.”

Tax cuts are a winner, and the jobs picture proves it
The Dems Never Learn
Tax cuts are a winner. They throw off benefits across the board: capital formation, profitable business, job gains, wage increases, and consumer spending power. I wish more local government leaders would understand economics in a capitalistic democracy.

Schwarzenegger vetoes anti-gay bill
Schwarzenegger vetoes bill to ban anti-gay bias in schools
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would have barred discrimination against gays in public schools

Court decision could open the door to radical tax reform
What Can the Government
Tax experts immediately recognized the far-reaching implications of this decision for other areas of tax law. Tax protesters have long argued that the 16th Amendment does not grant the federal government the power to tax every single receipt that it deems to be income. Yet, in practice, that is what the Internal Revenue Service does.

Real GDP growth up
Economy bad? Sorry, numbers don't add up Last week's report from the Commerce Department that the economy grew by a nearly 3 percent annualized rate (2.9 percent) in the second quarter -- a significant improvement over its earlier 2.5 estimate. That is a very strong growth rate by any criteria, stronger than other industrialized economies and signals the economy is headed for a "soft landing" from its torrid and unsustainable first-quarter pace of 5.6 percent.

Local/Regional Headlines

Barnett wants Tax Cuts
Barnett calls for break in unemployment taxes to boost economy -
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett is calling for a temporary halt to the collection of unemployment taxes paid by employers in Kansas. In addition Barnett has proposed giving tax credits to businesses investing in Kansas to create more private-sector jobs, as well as reducing the state income tax rate and increasing the dependent exemption by $500 to help families.

Kline receives Endorsement from Kansas Troopers
Troopers Endorse Kline
Kline has also been endorsed by 89 of Kansas 104 Sheriffs. The Sheriff's and Trooper's support of Kline could have lot to do with Morrison's support of a law that reduced the sentence for conspiring to kill a cop and attempted premeditated murder of a law enforcement officer by 20%.

Lack of rain, Corps of Engineers figure in problem on Perry Lake and others in Kansas
Lake levels frustrate boaters
Ok folks lets have a quick lesson on why the federal lakes were developed here along the Kansas and Missouri rivers to begin with, shall we? The 1951 flood caused severe economic devastation to the Midwest. In order to prevent a repeat of the flood and in order to mitigate the possibility of swollen tributaries into the Kansas River, the US Army, Corps of Engineers developed and built a series of lakes along the Kansas River, one of those lakes, being Lake Perry. The whole purpose of these federal, flood control lakes was to prevent future flooding. The secondary purpose of the lakes was to provide waters in order to help keep the Kansas River navigable, at least to some extent. Recreation was a tertiary purpose. Please try and remember why we pay our tax dollars!

Jail Official Held on Sex with Inmates Case
Crime & Courts Briefs: Charges filed in Butler County jail sex scandalA Butler County sheriff's official was ordered held on $500,000 bond Wednesday after being charged with two felony counts of having unlawful sexual relations with jail inmates.

Sebelius Makes Another Appointment to the Court
Governor appoints Lynch to court vacancy
Lynch, a principal at the Kansas City, Kan., law firm of Higgins, Lysaught, Tomasic & Lynch, has only 14 years of legal experience and just graduated from law school in 1992. She has been with her current firm since 1998. Before that, she was an associate with the Kansas City, Kan., law firm of Horner & Duckers.

Commentary of the Week
By Samuel Adams

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"

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