Monday, January 31, 2011

An update on the Mexico situation!

We spoke with Allan Wall about the situation in Mexico.

The violence south of the border is a daily occurrence, whether it's around elections or directed to public officials or innocent people.

Allan also discussed the latest batch of Wikileaks about the FBI interrogating people in Mexican detention camps.

Click here for the show!

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Pres BO should have been a punter because he always punts!

Is your NFL team looking for a punter?  Call Pres BO because he is been punting all of his life!

From Rev Wright to a federal budget deficit of 10% of GDP, BO has been avoiding hard decisions.

We heard Hillary Clinton say that BO had voted "present" over 100 times in the Illinois Senate.

Well, let's make 101 because he voted present again!

As we've mentioned before, The Washington Post is the nation's honest liberal newspaper.

They demonstrated their honesty again this weekend:  Mr. Obama has chosen not to lead on the deficit. Is there a Plan B?

My guess is that there are lots of honest liberals who agree with that.  They just don't have the courage to say it in public.

On Tuesday night, Pres BO punted again on dealing with the spending and the federal budget deficit.

Pres BO could have blown the opposition outof the water on Tuesday night.  He could have grabbed the bull by the horns and called for radical solutions, such as entitlement reform.

Like he always does, Pres BO said nothing.

Pres BO is not a serious man and it's time for him to spend aside and let grown ups deal with our serious problems.






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Sunday, January 30, 2011

January and one of my all time favorite songs!

"I started a joke" was released in the US many Januarys ago and one of my top 5 Bee Gees' songs. 

It is also one of the best Robin Gibb lead vocals.

In January 1969, Barry was 22, Robin & Maurice were 19 and the brothers were enjoying a wonderful run on the international pop charts.

The young Gibb brothers had just released their 3rd best selling international album (IDEA)!   It followed HORIZONTAL and FIRST.

They made millions with monster hits: "Words", "I've gotta get a message to you", "Holiday", "To love somebody" and "Massachusetts".

"I started a joke" was one of their best compositions.  It turned into a huge hit in the US and just about everywhere else.

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"I started a joke,
which started the whole world crying,
but I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.

I started to cry,
which started the whole world laughing,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies,
running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed,
hurting my head from things that I'd said.

Til I finally died,
which started the whole world living,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies,
running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed,
hurting my head from things that I'd said.

'Til I finally died,
which started the whole world living,
oh, if I'd only seen
that the joke was one me."




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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let's talk about sales training!

We've been running an audio series on sales training.

We were joined on Friday by David Tyson of Sandler Training plus Barry Bellville's "Quote of the Day".

We looked at several problems that sales people face, such as not asking tough questions or rushing to make presentations.

Check out the show and share it with a friend or colleague in sales.

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"Yes we can" indigestion: Pres BO suddenly loves Pres Reagan and continues to implement Pres Bush's foreign policy!

Be careful about voting for the guy who tells you what you want to hear: 

He may turn out to be a chameleon who will say and do whatever it takes to get reelected in 2012!

This week, TIME magazine has a cover showing Pres BO embracing Pres Reagan.

Wonder how this picture, or sudden convenient love affair, will go over in the left wing precincts? the public sector unions? Rev Wright's home? the ACLU? the angry left? the millions of "yes we can" screamers who envisioned BO as the anti-Reagan?

What does it tell us about Pres BO, the man who ran as the anti-Bush but has quietly put the exclamation point on the foreign policy that he ran against?

First, it tells us that he is a pragmatic politician and not the agent of change that millions came to love in 2007-08?

Second, it tells us how cynical his candidacy was!

Candidate BO ran a campaign of telling people what they wanted to hear and now has been forced to change to meet the real world demands of the presidency.

Professor VD Hanson calls him:  Proteus-in-Chief

"Bush’s once-despised Guantanamo, renditions, tribunals, preventive detention, and Patriot Act are now vital to Obama’s sober national-security policy — with the approval of a once-hysterical Left.

Iraq is our “greatest achievement,” with our troops leaving “with their heads held high” (as opposed to fleeing in defeat in March 2008).

The chances of trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court, as promised by Eric Holder, are zero."

Do you recall such a cynical politician in modern  history?

First, he bashes Reagan in his book and pre-Nov 2010 speeches.....now he admires him!

Second, he runs for president as the anti-Bush....now he is quietly implementing Bush's foreign policy.

Don't get me wrong.

I'm glad that Pres BO looks to Pres Reagan rather than Pres Clinton or Pres Carter.

I'm glad that he came around and threw the leftist rhetoric under the bus and chose to keep GITMO open and keep troops in Iraq.

Nevertheless, we've learned a lot about Pres BO since he got his butt kicked in the November election.

We've learned that he will say anything and has little shame in throwing his supporters under the bus.

Just ask Rev Wright, the religious mentor, who is that loud guy screaming under the bus!






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Friday, January 28, 2011

Who was reading that Iranian book on the US-Mexico border?

Guess what we just found on the US-Mexico border?

According to FOX:

"A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News."

How did such a book make its way to the US-Mexico border?  Who dropped that book in the desert trying to find his way to the US?

The book includes letters from suicide bombers, including their last wills and testaments.

We've been talking for some time that the US-Mexico border chaos is a matter of national security.

First, the cartels are gaining more and more ground in North Mexico.  We may already have a border with cartels rather than Mexico.

Second, the porous US-Mexico border is a tempting opportunity for terrorists with bag of cash to pay their way to the US.

What is the Obama administration doing about all of this?

They've sued Arizona and added 1,200 troops to the border!





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A huge fraud called BO-Care!

BO-Care just hit another reality wall.

According to the AP:

"Two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare's independent economic expert told Congress on Wednesday.

The landmark legislation probably won't hold costs down, and it won't let everybody keep their current health insurance if they like it, Chief Actuary Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee.

His office is responsible for independent long-range cost estimates."

How did this happen?

First, we finally had an open discussion of the bill.  Unfrotunately, we did n ot get that last year when BO-Care was rushed through Congress.

Second, Mr Foster's conclusion makes sense for anyone with the slightest bit of intellegence or knowledge of history.

How can you make something cheaper or more efficient by turning it over to the government? 

BO-Care is a fraud of historic proportions.

Let's hope that Congress will repeal it.

Better than that, let's hope that the courts kill this thing by declaring that the mandate is unconstitutional.

Bottom line:  This is not a good day for the "yes we can screamers" who voted for change! 

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Dear Pres BO: I voted for Pres Reagan and you are no Pres Reagan!

Pres BO has "found Reagan". 

We heard a little bit of Reagan in that speech the other night.  

We heard a speech that candidate BO would have never delivered. 

We heard a message about American exceptionalism that BO never heard in Rev Wright's church.

Pres BO, like so many liberals, misunderstand Pres Reagan's success.

They think that it was all about the masterful delivery of speeches!

Yes, Pres Reagan delivered a great speech.  At the same time, his speeches had substance and ideas.

On Tuesday night, Pres BO decided to get cute with words.

First, he called for more "investments" in infrastructure.

Wasn't the $ 787 billion stimulus supposed to do that?

Second, he called for more "investments" in education.

Are we really falling behind on educational tests because of a lack of money?  Who is giving Pres BO advice on public education?

Pres Reagan would have given a great but very different speech. 

He would have also tackled entitlement reform and spoken bluntly about our financial crisis.

Pres BO should not insult our intelligence by pretending to be "Reaganesque"!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Did Pres "Investments" Obama get the deficit memo?

What genius at The Obama White House planned this one?

First, you send Pres BO to deliver The State of the Union speech and call for investments.

Second, you release new deficit figures the next day.

Today, the day after Pres BO called on more investments, we got some sobering news about the federal deficit:

"The weak economy and fresh tax cuts approved last month will help drive the federal budget deficit to nearly $1.5 trillion this year, the biggest budget gap in history and one of the largest as a share of the economy since World War II, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday."  (Washington Post)

We can blame the weak economy, and tax cuts, to a point.

However, the real culprit here is the massive explosion of spending in the "Age of hope and change"!

Check out Thursday's commentary!



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We need a leader not a speaker!

The Dallas Morning News got this editorial just right:

"Unfortunately, he missed a prime-time opportunity last night to be as assertive and visionary in presenting a blueprint for tackling the country’s long-term fiscal challenges."

What a missed opportunity!

For years, we've heard that Americans want to reduce spending, as long as it does not impact their programs.

My sense is that Americans are in a different mood today.  In other words, the voters are ready for a president who will give them a realistic assessment of the nation's condition.

Last night, we got a speech.

My guess is that the voters actually wanted to hear specifics!

Again, what a missed opportunity to show a prime time audience that Pres BO is ready and willing to lead!

The AP ran the numbers and they don't add up: 

"The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other."


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Adding Mike Napoli is an excellent move!

Believe it or not, the Rangers have had a good off season!

Yes, they did not sign Cliff Lee but the other moves are outstanding.

The Napoli-Francisco trade is excellent.  It follows the addition of Rhodes, Torrealba, Webb & Beltre.

Frankie Francisco will get a fresh start and likely end up as the Toronto closer. 

We wish him well!  We say thanks for all of those saves over the years!

Mike Napoli fits Texas beautifully. 

Unlike Thome, Vlad or Manny, Napoli can hit and play the field. 

He is 29, hit 26 Hrs & played 140 games for the Angels.  He's hit 66 Hrs over the last 3 years!

He can catch, DH, play first against lefties and gives Manager Washington more ways of using Michael Young.

Good trade.

What else do the Rangers need?

I'd like so see another veteran starter.  Is Kevin Millwood available?  It wouldn't cost a lot to trade for Millwood. 




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A quick reaction to Pres BO's speech


I listened to much of the speech driving home.

Here is my reaction:

Pres BO proposed a lot of new spending and promised to freeze discretionary accounts.

How do we do that?

Pres BO did not propose any entitlement reform.

How can we call that leadership?

How can a president overlook the single biggest threat to our financial security?

It sounded like a boring speech with campaign "one liners" rather than specific proposals.

Was this a SOTU address or the first reelection speech?

We heard a lot about "investments"! Who is going to pay for these investments?

We heard about "competitiveness".

In other words, Pres BO wants government to pick the winners and losers.

Is this the United States of America or some other country?

Pres BO spoke of education but said nothing about letting states and school districts try real reforms, such as "school choice" or 'vouchers".

What makes any one confident that more public spending on public education will make for better education?

And Pres BO did not say a word about the D.C. voucher program that was recently eliminated by the Dem Congress.

Pres Bo mentioned The Dream Act and immigration reform. However, he did not say that he will submit proposals to Congress. It sounded like more pandering to Hispanic voters.

On Iraq, he correctly praised the work of our troops. He then went into the nonsense about the campaign promise to end the war in Iraq.

He forgot to say that he is following the Bush/McCain plan and 50,000 well armed US troops will remain in Iraq for a while.

On Afghanistan, Pres BO pandered to the left with that July deadline again!

On Iran, he said very little.

He said nothing about the war on the US-Mexico border, a huge national security problem.

Overall, a speech that won't be remembered for long!

P.S. This is my chat with Mario Yngerto about the speech:

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The 38th anniversary of Roe v Wade


What do you get when you legalized abortion? 

You get a lot of abortions.

I saw this today:

"According to Guttmacher, 35 percent of all U.S. women will have had an abortion by age 45.

Guttmacher also reports that 93 percent of all abortions occur for “social reasons” such as a mother’s decision that the child is unwanted or “inconvenient.”

Both Guttmacher and CDC say that black women are more than four times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely.  (CNSNews)

We will continue to work for the repeal of Roe v Wade.

P.S. I saw this interesting information about abortion:  Catholics shift from Democrats to Republicans






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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Hope and change" speeches don't work anymore!

Let me help you understand Pres BO's speech.

You will hear about "investments" in our country!

What's that all about?  Investments in what?

"Investments" is a modern liberal code word for spending money. 

You will also hear "competitiveness" from our "moving to the center" Pres BO.

What is competitiveness?

Does it mean free market reforms to make life easier for our private sector?  For example, does it mean dropping BO-Care and all of those regulations choking businesses?

What does it mean?  It means funding programs that will subsidize certain industries favored by this administration.

Competitiveness means more state intervention.

In other words, this is going to be "hope and change" without the screaming 18-year old kids.

Frankly, no one will remember this speech in a week.  

The speech won't have much of an impact, unless he decides to be a leader and talk about our problems.
 




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Pres BO needs to announce major spending cuts!

Pres BO delivers the annual State of the Union message tonight. 

Like other speeches before, it won't last long! 

However, we need something a little different this time.

Tonight, Pres BO must announce major cuts and go after entitlements:

1) Freeze spending.  We need to return spending levels to 2008 levels, or a deficit of 5% of GDP.

2) Raise the Social Security retirement age and revive the Bush reforms of 2005.

It means that the baby boomers will have to wait a bit longer for their benefits and young workers will have some options beyond Social Security.

Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable.  What's the point of postponing this debate any longer?

3) Pres BO needs to speak frankly and specifically about our spending problems.  We can't continue to run these deficits and keep our prosperity or protect the integrity of the US dollar.

4) Pres BO needs to remember that small businesses create jobs and most vulnerable to all of his regulations.  Can you say BO-Care or EPA?

5) Cut all US funding of the UN.  Frankly, we should have done it years ago, specially after the corrupt "Oil for Food" scandal exploded a few years ago.  What is the point of the UN in 2011?

Last, but not least, I don't want to hear a long speech about "civility"!

Frankly, I'm bored with all of this talk about "getting along". 

I would rather hear a proposal about cutting spending and encouraging businesses to hire people.




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Monday, January 24, 2011

Green Bay and Pittsburgh move on to the Super Bowl in Dallas

Green Bay and Pittsburgh made me look good today.  (I went 2-2 in the conference title games)

The Packers-Bears game was about what everyone expected.....it was tough football by two franchises full of tradition.

Who knows what would have happened if Jay Cutler had not gone down?

The Pittsburgh-New York was a bit of a blowout in the first half. 

The Jets did come back a bit but they look tired and spent from that upset of the Patriots.

So Green Bay and Pittsburgh will come to Dallas for SB 45!

I will make my predictions after I digest this great weekend of football.



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Did the Dems get the civility memo?

We spoke with Matt Armstrong about his article on civility:

"The left embodies a lot of things (some of which I have been told I cannot say), but they are relentless and ruthless in pursuit of what they believe in, flawed as those ideas may be."

Matt is right.  The left plays hardball and they do (and say) whatever it takes to win.

On the other hand, we don't and often get intimidated by the left's ruthless tactics.

Frankly, we can't do that anymore.

We must punch back, as Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin did over the Arizona shooting.

I've had personal experience with the left's tactics. 

How many times have I been called a "racista" because I don't support amnesty or "open borders"?

Let's punch back because the left is desperate.....and there is nothing more obnoxious than a desperate left.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hard to believe but Maurice Gibb died 8 years ago this month



Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees passed away in 2003.  He was only 53.

Maurice, along big brother Barry and twin Robin, wrote & recorded some of the best songs of our generation.

"Mo" did not do a lot of lead vocals but did provide that middle voice in the group's unique harmonies.

Click for "You know it's for you", a song from the early 1970s and one of my favorite lead vocals by Maurice. 

This video is some for some lady named Peggy K and I found it on YouTube.  I hope that Peggy K does not mind but the brothers' pictures are great.

The second video is Maurice's production of "Toast and Marmalade for Tea" recorded by Tin Tin.  

It sounded so much like The Bee Gees that I went to the store looking for a new Bee Gees' single.    ("Something about marmalade and tea" I told the shop owner!)

I learned it was not the brothers when he handed me the Tin Tin single.  Nevertheless, it was great and one of Maurice's nicest productions:



"I will die for you
I have cried for you, believe me girl
Don't you think it's time
you made up your own mind?
All my love's for you
All I do's for you
Still I think it's time
you made up your own mind

My melody, my symphony
You know it's for you, love
It's plain to see, it's meant to be
Now it's up to you, love

Still I'll wait for you
Waiting just for you,
don't leave me girl
Don't you think it's time
you made up your own mind?
Love is here for you
Love was made for you,
believe me girl
Don't you think it's time you gave up?
You are mine

La da da la dee da dee da ee ah
La da da la dee da dee da ee ah

Doo doo doo doo doo doo,
you know it's for you
Doo doo doo doo doo doo,
you know it's for you
Doo doo doo doo doo doo,
you know it's for you..."



"Toast and marmalade for tea
Sailing ships upon the sea
Aren't lovlier than you
Or the games I see you play

You more lovely than the day
When the sun is in your eyes
I see through your disguise
Or the games I see you play...."



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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Give me Green Bay and Pittsburgh this weekend!

For the record, I predicted that Dallas would win the NFC and play New England in the Super Bowl.

Therefore, don't bet your house on my predictions!

I did go 3 of 4 in Round One. 

I did not see Seattle beating New Orleans....frankly who did?

I went 2 of 4 in Round Two. 

I missed out on Baltimore.....a very close call.....and I did not see the Jets beating the Patriots......again who did other than a very partisan Jets' fan.

On Sunday, we will have two wonderful games.

First, the NFC is perfect for purists like me. 

What else do you call a Packers-Bears NFC title game?  How can it be better than that?

Second, the AFC is pretty good too.  (By the way, don't you love the Jets' helmets?  They remind me of Joe Namath!)

Green Bay will beat Chicago.

Pittsburgh will beat New York.

I'll make my Super Bowl prediction later!

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Our Friday chat with David Tyson of Sandler Training

Are you in sales? 

Do you have to look for new clients or prospects?

Would you like to increase your sales revenue and have a better year?

On Friday, we continued our discussion with David Tyson of Sandler Training about the latest issue of Sandler Brief!

Today, we discussed how to prepare for sales presentations and establish credibility with your prospects. 

Also, are you asking "tough questions" to get the information that you need?

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Whoops: BO's birth certificate?


A couple of weeks ago, Governor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii promised to settle the birth certificate issue for once and for all.

Frankly, I was very happy to hear that.

Why?  Because I don't want to see the country focus on this issue about the birth certificate.

Unfortunately, we just learned that Hawaii can not find the certificate:

"He told Honolulu's Star-Advertiser: 'It actually exists in the archives, written down,' he said.

But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama's birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate." (UK)

Where is it?   

First, I don't that it's unreasonable to ask a presidential candidate to produce a birth certificate.

Second, the Obama administration should not assume that the issue will not return in 2012.

I believe that Pres BO was born in Hawaii.  At the same time, it worries me that they are so stubborn about releasing the evidence.

What's the point of withholding the information?

Here is my wish:  Find it and let's move on to the big issues, such as jobs and the deficit!

The US does not need a debate about the legitimacy of its president!

Please release it and settle the issue! 

P.S. Be careful about jumping on the "birther" bandwagon.  I smell a rat here.  I think that this whole thing could be a set up to get a bunch of talk show hosts to go crazy over the certificate and then look foolish when the document is published......so be careful!




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BO-Care and the 222 exemptions!

The House is going to investigate those 222 waivers or exemptions from BO-Care.

Who are these people or companies?  How did they get a waiver?

This is a bad law.  In fact, it is such a bad law that some companies or unions have been granted waivers.

Question:  Who got a waiver and who did not?

Question:  Did getting a waiver have anything to do with making contributions to the Obama campaign?

Question:  What's the point of a law that gives special treatment to certain companies or groups?

The House needs to look into this and call on the Obama administration officials for an explanation.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Was it really 30 years ago?

30 years ago, I had just moved to Mexico City to work with an American company down there.  

I took one of my first trips to Monterrey and Saltillo to visit some clients.  

Around 11 am CT, I tuned in a station from San Antonio and listened to the day's historic events.

I was very happy to hear that Ronald Reagan was elected president.  In fact, I was one of those young Republicans who worked on his 1976 campaign.  I was also active in the 1980 effort!

And I was happy to say goodbye to the Carter presidency, the single biggest presidential failure of my lifetime.

Click to watch the moment that I heard on the radio:



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They told that if I voted for McCain that the left would be furious and Cheney would be happy about anti-terror policies!


It has come to this! 

Liberal Glenn Greenwald is now disappointed that Obama looks a lot like Bush III:

"Obama has single-handedly eliminated virtually all mainstream debate over these War on Terror policies.

At least during the Bush years, we had one party which steadfastly supported them but one party which claimed (albeit not very persuasively) to vehemently oppose them.

At least there was a pretense of vigorous debate over their legality, morality, efficacy, and compatibility with our national values.

Those debates are no more.

Even the hardest-core right-wing polemicists -- Gen. Hayden, the Heritage Foundation, Dick Cheney -- now praise Obama's actions in these areas.

Opposition from national Democrats has faded away to almost complete nonexistence now that it's a Democratic President doing these things.

What was once viewed as the signature of Bush/Cheney radicalism is now official, bipartisan Washington consensus: the policies equally of both parties and all Serious people.

Thanks to Barack Obama, this architecture is firmly embedded in place and invulnerable to meaningful political challenge."

Yes, thanks to Pres BO we are continuing Pres Bush's policies!

Was Mr Greenwald that naive?  Did he really believe candidate BO when he promised to close GITMO without a specific proposal? 

I understand that the left is unhappy with Pres BO for shifting his positions.  However, I just don't understand how the left was so naive!  Why did foolishly folllow a guy who was just telling them what they wanted to hear? 





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How can a society tolerate the crime of abortion?

If you legalize abortion then you will have lots more abortions.  Check these grim number from NY City:

"In 2009, 41% of all viable pregnancies in New York City ended in abortion.

This is nearly twice the national rate. The rate in some of the boroughs is higher still.

Women in New York have the legal right to choose, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.

But what does an abortion ratio of 41% say about our choices?

It is time for a conversation about abortion in New York City." (41NYC)

Why are so many pregnancies ending up in abortion in NY City?

The answer is very simple!  All of these abortion happen because it is totally legal.

In other words, if you legalize the taking of a human life then many lives will indeed be terminated under the banner of "choice" or "reproductive freedom".

For years, we've heard the argument that abortion should be safe, legal and rare.

Abortion is indeed safe and legal but rare is quite another story.

Again, how can a society sleep comfortably at night with these levels of abortion?




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BO-Care vs 26 states!

The House will vote to repeal BO-Care this week.

BO-Care is still very unpopular, specially when you take a poll based on likely voters rather random adults:

"Support for repeal of the national health care law passed last year remains steady, as most voters continue to believe the law will increase the federal budget deficit."  (RR)

Voters are smart!  They instinctively know that you can't turn health care over to the government and expect a better product......has anyone checked Social Security's finances?

Beyond this week's repeal, there is also the issue of the states: 26 States Join Suit Against Obama Health Law

How can the federal government pass a law that is opposed by 26 states?

Do you recall a federal law in US history that has created so much opposition outside the beltway?

Richard Baehr, who is a frequent guest on our radio show, posted this analysis of BO-Care last week:

"ObamaCare was sold as a three-pronged effort:

1. Change the insurance business to protect individuals from being dropped or denied coverage when they are very sick,

2. Require most of the uninsured to buy coverage or pay a penalty, in order to expand the pool with healthier people so as to cover the very high costs of the individuals now covered by the insurance reforms in #1 above, and

3. Subsidize the cost of the new policies for individuals covered by #1 or #2. Of course, the bill, in its 2,000 pages, did far more than that.

It limits the profit margins for insurance companies, and limits the kinds of policies they can sell (rich with mandates, but restrictions on HSA type high-deductible plans).

It cuts Medicare Advantage, creating a long-term insurance policy that was (conveniently) deficit-reducing only in the first ten years, and adds a slew of new taxes."

Yes, taxes, more taxes and a decline in our health care system!

Again, we call on the House GOP to repeal and let the Dems up for reelection in 2012 to defend it!





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