You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it//

This teacher is truly a genius!
As the late Adrian Rogers said, “you cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

I got this in an email from my sister. It’s definitely worth the read.

This man is truly a genius!

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,
but had once failed an entire class.
That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”.
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A…
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D!
No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on)  Remember, there is a mid-term election in 2010!


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Prop 8 Attorneys Make Case for Democratic Rights//

Proposition 8 Trial Continues . . .  U.S. Supreme Court set to make final ruling Wednesday on trial broadcast

The trial continues and Attorneys for Proposition 8– the measure that upheld traditional marriage in California– are focusing on democratic rights. I agree with that angle. I’m not an attorney, yet, but from my point of view, as a voter, that’s where the problem is. Legal counsel for the opposition to Prop 8 are trying to invalidate our votes and our rights as Californians to change our State Constitution.

“Clearly the big issue on this case is going to be the role of the courts and the rights of the people ultimately to make decisions in the democratic process and to be able to have their votes counted,” explained attorney Andre Pugno.

Prop 8 attorneys say they’re concerned about hatred against traditional marriage supporters.During the campaign against gay marriage, church vandalism was witnessed and some Prop 8 supporters received death threats, including Pastor Jim Franklin in Fresno, Calif.

“I’ve had threats before and you don’t know how seriously to take them,” Franklin recalled. “The chief of police called me back in about two minutes and said ‘Yes, we’re taking it very seriously because of the nature of it.'”

That kind of intimidation is why Prop 8 supporters oppose broadcasting the trial and posting it on YouTube. They fear for the safety of witnesses.

Opponents, however, say Americans should be able to view the debate for themselves.

The U.S. Supreme Court will make a final decision on the issue Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the California trial against Prop 8 is expected to last two to three weeks. No matter the outcome, the case is expected to be appealed to the high court.

source: CBN.com

Supreme Court Blocks YouTube From California’s Prop 8 Trial

source: the liberal oc.com

A small victory today for the Pro Prop 8 side.

The Supreme Court has blocked youtube streaming of the trial,

at least for now.

The U. S. Supreme Court has put a halt, at least temporarily, on plans to let Google’s (GOOG) video site stream coverage of the “Proposition 8″ trial, which kicked off today in a San Francisco courtroom.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker was going to allow the trial to be covered, on a tape-delayed basis, on the world’s biggest video site.

The Supreme Court has granted a temporary order overturning Walker’s ruling to allow tape-delayed youtube videos to be uploaded to the site by Court staff.

The court didn’t explain its reasoning, according to the Los Angeles Times, but perhaps we’ll hear more down the road–the ruling is only supposed to remain in effect until Wednesday.

Prop. 8 trial Day 1: Live coverage from the courtroom

If you want up-to-date trial info, the San Jose Mercury News is covering the trial from the Court room, and you can read their updates here.

Sources: TorrentBomb News All Things Digital

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Federal Prop 8 trial set to begin Monday//

Proposition 8 goes to trial – Federal lawsuit begins on Monday

The lawsuit claims that the state ban violates the United States Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses and creates a category of “second-class citizens” for gays and lesbians.

The LGBT legal teams is set to try and convince the Federal court that the voting rights of Californians should be ignored and that what they (we) have passed into law for our state shouldn’t matter.

What about a child’s equal protection under the law and their right to grow up in a traditional family? The original arguments of Prop 8 proponents are still valid.

. . .the federal lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of California’s voter-approved ban against same-sex marriage, set to begin Monday, January 11, could have sweeping impacts on whether gays and lesbians can legally marry in the Golden State..

I guess that’s a no for In Session, formerly known as CourtTV, when U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker rejected their offer to broadcast the trial. However he announced Wednesday that he will give the public access to the trial via tapped sessions that will be uploaded to youtube.com daily, via court staff, as he wants the process to be completely under the Court’s control.

The decision not to allow the media to broadcast the court proceedings live is somewhat of a setback for LGBT activists who had urged Walker to televise the proceedings. The judge issued his ruling after hearing arguments from both sides in the case Wednesday morning.

Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, must sign off on the video plan. The court only recently decided to allow judges to have discretion over whether to televise proceedings in the courtrooms or not.

Walker’s decision is a partial win for the attorneys for the groups backing Prop 8, who warned the court that opening up the procedures to television cameras could result in their witnesses being harassed. The judge said he would turn off one of three cameras set to be used during testimony if witnesses ask not to be videotaped.

The lawsuit, known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger , has drawn wide media coverage since it was first filed in late May 2009, particularly for the odd legal pairing of lawyers Theodore Olson and David Boies. The two notably argued against each other in the Bush v. Gore U.S. Supreme Court case of 2000, which was won by Olson and handed the presidency to George W. Bush.

The attorneys agreed to argue the Prop 8 case on behalf of two couples – Berkeley residents Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo – who were denied the right to marry by the passage of Prop 8 and the California Supreme Court’s subsequent ruling upholding the constitutional amendment. The lawsuit claims that the state ban violates the United States Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses and creates a category of “second-class citizens” for gays and lesbians.

The parties involved are expecting this case to be rather lengthy and complex. The No on Prop 8-ers and the couples who brought the suit are hoping that by the time this case gets to the Supreme Court (which apparently they are planning on happening) that the Court will be very different from what it is today, more liberal and apt to rule in their favor.  They are also hoping that the country will be more accepting and sympathetic to their plight.

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First National Tea Party Convention – February 4-6, 2010 in Nashville //

Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the First National Tea Party Convention.

The convention is aimed at bringing Tea Party representatives together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movements’ principle goals. Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be a breakfast speaker at the convention. Also speaking at the convention are Rep. Marsha Blackburn and former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore.

Topics on the agenda for the convention include:
• How to Defeat Liberalism via the 2010 Elections (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
• Where Does the Tea Party Movement Go From Here? (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
• Correlations Between the Current Administration and Marxist Dictators of Latin America and How to Stop it
• Grassroots on the Ground Using New Media for Conservative Activism
• How to Do Voter Registration Drives and Where to Find Conservative Voters
• How to become a Precinct Committee Chairperson
• How to Unite State Tea Party Groups
• How to Organize a Tea Party Group
• How to stop Illegal Immigration Legislation Topics are subject to change.

For more information visit: National Tea Party Convention.com & Tea Party Nation – “Quench your thirst for freedom!”

Source: nwtntoday.com

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BigGovernment.com Gives Thanks For The Internet//

Big Government.com gives thanks for the internet and the rest of us should too!

Big Government.com posted a really great story the other day about the internet, and how it empowers the dissemination of the truth, real information, and more importantly, information that the lame-street media doesn’t want us to know. The internet is amazing because anyone can post whatever they want, a researcher, or reporter or anyone who would like to share their political savy with the world, can  post whatever they want. And they don’t have to answer to some editor being controlled by bureaucratic cronies or advertisers. They can just post whatever they want and it’s there, on the internet for all to see.

Big Government talked about being particularly grateful for the internet:

Thanks to the Internet, and the Army of Davids it has empowered, the mainstream media no longer possess a strangle hold on information. They no longer get to decide what we know about the people and organizations that effect our daily lives.

In direct terms, this means that when SEIU thugs beat up a black conservative at a health care town hall meeting, the whole world gets to see it via the internet.

And when those thugs are outed as Health Care for America (HCAN) coordinated responders to criticism of Obamacare, the whole world can take it upon themselves to learn about HCAN, using Google and other fabulous tools of the internet.

And when the world learns that HCAN is primarily a function of a group called USAction, they can investigate who USAction is using the same fabulous tools of the Internet.

And when the world learns that USAction was founded by DSA-Marxist 60’s radicals named Heather and Paul Booth, they can take it upon themselves to learn more about USAction, like that their president and spiritual leader, William McNary, is a BIG TIME communist sympathizer. And that valuable information can be spread far and wide for all to see, complete with video documentation of the facts, all without the lamestream media being able to sweep it under the rug on behalf of their favored candidates.

Click here to read the rest of bigovernment.com’s post. They have some videos there too.

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George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation//

Dinner is over, the guests have gone home and now we’re just all lounging around in our what we call  after Church “Sunday Comfies.” I found this really cool document authored by one of my favorite US Presidents, George Washington, and thought I would post it up to share with my readers. I love this!

A Proclamation Signed in Script Type by George Washington
Appearing in The Massachusetts Centinel of October 14, 1789

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

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Is the Letter Real? 95 Year Harold Estes Old Tells Obama to Shape up//

Here is an email letter circulating the Internet.

The validity is still to be determined but the point is still clear.

I have a few thoughts on this: If Mr. Estes didn’t write the letter, then why didn’t someone take credit by using their own name, I mean, obviously someone wrote it; and on the flip side of that, again, obviously someone wrote it, so why would one need to wonder if Mr. Estes is his real name? It seems that people always seem to question “who wrote . . .? ” when ever something courageous, poignant, and patriotic surfaces, take for example Jody McLoud and his football speech. . .

This gentleman makes some great points. I hope this letter really was mailed to the President.

American Soldiers - photo source: shmoop.com

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaiifor his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

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In the Spirit of Thanksgiving//

Random people on the streets of New York City share a variety of grateful responses to one simple question: What are you thankful for?

This is the coolest video ever! It’s so touching and I love hearing what other people are Thankful for. It’s posted on lds.org, the official website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as well as on the Mormon Messages YouTube Channel.

I love this time of year and reflecting on all that I have to be grateful for. I am so blessed and happy and thought I would share just a few of the things that I’m grateful for, otherwise I’d be here all day:

my family, my Savior Jesus Christ, my amazing husband, our super cute kids that make me smile, that my husband has a great job and one that he loves, that I have amazing parents and siblings and that we are all best friends, my education, my freedoms from being an American, the people who fight for my freedoms, my health, answers to my prayers, that my husband thinks that I am the only woman he knows capable of rational thought process, so I guess that means I’m not crazy-moody lol…, that it’s like the Food Network in my Mom’s kitchen every time I come to visit my parents 🙂 We all love to cook and my Mom and my sister are amazing at it, actually my brothers and my Dad are too! We each took a turn cooking for the family this week since we’ve been home and it’s been really fun. . . and I could go on and on…….

I hope you all have a very wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving! Post up your Thanksgiving comments below! Thanks for reading!

Source: lds.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Facebook Page, Mormon Messages YouTube Channel

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Why Shouldn’t Obama Have to Produce his Birth Certificate// he works for us

This controversial Obama billboard showed up in a suburban Denver town.

Personally I think it’s kind of cool when people are gutsy and stand up for what they believe in! If people want to know if the president is really a US citizen, then he should produce proof. The fact that he’s being totally aloof makes this whole thing seem sketchy.This man has every right to post whatever he wants on his own property. Anyone who disagrees has clearly not read the Constitution. Read-up folks!

Also, why should Obama get a “get out of jail free card?” The rest of us have to product our Social Security Card, Driver’s License etc., etc., etc., whenever we get a job, why shouldn’t Obama have to for this job?

Read the Fox31 News article here. . . that I found via Drudge Report. Love that website!!!

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