The Kansas Federalist

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

September 20, 2006 - Placing Conservative Views in the Headlines

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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
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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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