This Friday: “Stand Up For Religious Freedom and Stop the HHS Mandate” – Rallies in Over 130 Cities

Image via Doug Ross

The HHS contraception mandate is a threat not only to the liberty of religious citizens, but to the liberty of all citizens, and at noon, this Friday,  thousands of Americans in more than 130 U.S. cities will make their displeasure known.

At the Stand Up For Religious Freedom – Stop the HHS Mandate rallies across the nation, the crowds will protest the recent contraceptives mandate and publicly voice their demand that the government protect religious liberty and stop forcing religious groups to cover drug-induced abortions.

 March 23 is the second anniversary of the passage of Obamacare. The Obama administration has claimed it’s willing to help insurance companies offset the cost of free birth control for women working for religious institutions such as hospitals and colleges. Under the plan, students and workers may obtain contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs from insurance companies without a copay.

It’s time to stand up and fight the evil. The more people know about the HHS mandate – the less they support it. But understand, every single day, Obama and his allies in the media go before the people with talking points designed  to fool low info types.

“We should all be horrified by this thing. When the American people hear about this, as they will on Friday, March 23, the rollback is going to start. The HHS mandate is going into the dustbin of history.

Let’s mobilize…

Below is a list of rallies that are open to the public on the 23rd, and info on two AFP rallies being held on the 27th:

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Video: New Crossroads GPS Ad Slams Obama For Failed Energy Policies

Via Newsmax, here’s a new Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS)  national TV commercial knocking Obama for his failure to hold down energy prices.

Crossroads GPS, a grass-roots advocacy group that Republican strategist Karl Rove conceived, is rolling out the $650,000 ad buy on national cable and local broadcast network in three markets where the president is pitching his energy plan this week: Albuquerque, N.M.; Columbus, Ohio; and Las Vegas.

“Instead of delivering practical solutions to make energy more affordable, President Obama is pursuing restrictive and naïve policies that are hurting families at the pump and in their utility bills,” said Crossroads GPS President Steven Law. “There are plenty of supply-boosting solutions Obama could adopt immediately, but he remains obsessed with impractical sideshows like algae and Solyndra business schemes.”

The White House feeds the American people disinformation on this issue,  (and most others) on a daily basis, so this ad, pointing out the facts is serving a very good purpose.

See also:

Michelle Malkin: Obama’s algae racket:

Obama’s promotion of algae as a fuel source at a campaign speech in Miami last month caught the nation’s attention. But algae companies have been banking on administration support from Day One. In December 2008, when the White House announced the nomination of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the CEO of Florida-based biofuels startup Algenol, Paul Woods, exulted to Time magazine: “You see this smile on my face? It’s not going away. Everyone is really excited by this.”

The next year, Woods and Algenol — dubbed “Obama’s favorite algae company” by Forbes magazine — racked up $25 million in federal stimulus grants from Chu. Say cheese.

Yet another algae-based biofuels developer, Sapphire Energy, has absorbed $105 million in stimulus funds and loan guarantees even as doubts about the practicality, efficiency and viability of pond-scum fuels multiply. Sapphire’s CEO, Jason Pyle, has donated exclusively to Democratic campaigns, candidates and committees — and his company’s website reads like a satellite White House communications office:

Powerline: The Administration’s Anti-Energy Record: Chapter and Verse

President Obama has undergone something of a deathbed conversion: facing an uphill re-election battle and with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Obama suddenly has proclaimed himself a devotee of Sarah Palin’s energy policy–drill, baby, drill. As always, Obama is counting on ignorance. The American Petroleum Institute shines a light on the administration’s actual policies. To begin with, production is up on private lands, but down on public lands, due to the Obama administration’s efforts to suppress energy production. Think about it: if the Obama administration just remained neutral, production on federal lands presumably would increase at the same rate as production on non-federal lands, prices at the pump would be cheaper, and there would be many thousands more high-paying jobs.

Gateway Pundit: Obama Lashes Out at “Flat-Earth” Republicans For Not Supporting His Decision to Blow $54 Million on a Solar Plant With 5 Full-Time Employees

Barack Obama visited the Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant in Nevada that employs only 5 full-time employees and cost taxpayers $54 million.
Obama calls this a success story.

It’s the Supply and Demand, Stupid
President Obama produced quite a laugh riot in his speech last week at Prince Georges Community College in Largo, Maryland. The handpicked audience clearly loved it. As Newt Gingrich said in his response two days later, “So now we get to the President, who has just been more fun on this topic for the last 2 weeks.” Obama said:

Every time prices start to go up — especially in an election year — politicians dust off their 3-point plans for $2.00 gas. (Laughter) I guess this year they decided, we’re going to make it $2.50. (Laughter) But they tell the same story. They head down to the gas station…and they start acting like we’ve got a magic wand and we’ll give you cheap gas forever if you just elect us. (Laughter). Every time. Been the same script for 30 years. It’s like a bad rerun. (Laughter). Now here’s the thing. Because we’ve seen it all before, we know better. There is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to high gas prices. There’s no silver bullet.

Obama explained to the audience supposedly why there is no quick fix, no silver bullet. “America uses more than 20% of the world’s oil. If we drilled every square inch of this country — so we went to your house and we went to the National Mall and we put those rigs up everywhere — we’d still have 2% of the world’s known oil reserves. We’re using 20; we have 2.”

Let me be honest with you, rather than falsely diplomatic. If Obama is not outright lying here, if he doesn’t know how confused and misleading this is, then he is too stupid to be President.

Here’s the problem. “Proven reserves” under the federal government’s definition can only exist where the oil companies are allowed to drill. Where there are no leases, and no permits, and no at least exploratory drilling to prove what is down there, there can be no “proven reserves.”

Video: Issa to Megan Kelly, ‘Yes, We Have Reason Not To Trust DOJ Inspector General, Cynthia Schnedar’

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, went on Fox News, Tuesday,  to discuss the latest developments in the investigation of the Justice Department’s criminally insane Operation Fast & Furious.

Anyone who has watched any of Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimonies before Congress has heard the “special privilege” excuse, which he uses profusely to avoid answering difficult questions.

Megyn Kelly wanted to know if there is anything to that: Is the special privilege excuse legit?

Issa answered that although they “want to respect the history of executive privilege, he’s not asserting executive privilege…you don’t make up a privilege against embarrassment.”

Another good question, Megan Kelly asked, “what would be the tipping point for you in terms of a Contempt of Congress charge?”

Issa explained that it is a rather arcane system –it’s voted on in the house, and then goes the US Attorney in the Dist of Columbia, (and that court of course is part of the DOJ), which Issa concedes presents a “challenge”, because “will he respect the fact that he has an independent sworn obligation…”

“It’s very rare that anyone in an administration is held in contempt”, he says, but  “the history is that they eventually comply”.

Perhaps Issa needs to be reminded that this administration has a tendency toward “historic firsts”.

Megyn brought up the IG’s investigation, “she’s looking into it, she’s got the documents, trust in Cynthia. Do you have reason not to trust in Cynthia?” Issa laughed in response, “boy do we”.

“She actually released tapes that were not hers to release and released them to the object of the one of our investigations….”

Issa was referring to Schnedar’s unlawful release of secret tape recordings that corroborated allegations of misconduct in Operation Fast and Furious, which undermined and obstructed the House investigation.

“After a year, if an IG hasn’t issue at least a preliminary report, hasn’t seen that someone is either prosecuted or fired, you have to question, basically, how long does it take to find out who lied to Congress, how long does it take to find out who authorized a felony stupid … a ‘dangerous reckless program’ by the Atty Gen’s own statement.  If you can’t find one person accountable in a year, are you really trying?”

I have a similar question for Chairman Issa, who has been investigating this criminal debacle for a year, now. If you can’t hold Holder accountable after he perjured himself,  are YOU really trying?

For those of us who are sick and tired of the slow drip/drip/drip of the House investigation, wondering when the @#$% something is going to be done already, mindful of one of Harry S. Truman’s most famous utterances –Mike Vandenboegh, fresh out of surgery, has this to say: Oh, shut up and indict his ass for perjury already. Or surrender your legitimacy once and for all.

SEE ALSO:

Bob Owens of PJ Media: Why DOJ Released the Top Fast and Furious Suspect:

Attorney General Eric Holder, who became news again over the weekend for a 1995 campaign to demonize guns and gun-owners and who tried to use the terror attacks of  9/11to justify gun control, pushed to reinstate the so-called “assault weapons” ban.

What excuse did Holder use to argue for reinstating the law? Guess.

“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum,” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also made similar pleas, predicated on gun violence committed with U.S. guns in Mexico.

We know for a fact that Operation Fast and Furious was designed by the Obama administration to put American weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels to kill Mexican citizens, and that the guns recovered in those deaths would be used to call for more gun control.

Hundreds died in a plot that appears to have been designed to impose gun control. It’s past time for the appointment of an independent prosecutor, and to press for criminal charges against those responsible for the carnage that has resulted from the deadliest scandal in U.S. government history.

Dick Morris: Holder Concealed Evidence Of Gunrunner’s Release:

In a letter to Holder this week, Congressional Republicans investigating Fast and Furious asked the Justice Department why Acosta wasn’t arrested in May of 2010. They also want to know why the Justice Department failed to turn over the documents on Acosta’s detainment and release, which were covered under a longstanding subpoena.

The Acosta case did not come to public notice until it was reported by CBSNews on May 19, 2012.

Compare the Fast and Furious program with the Arms-Contra scandal in the late 80s.  In Iran-Contra, we supplied weapons to patriots in Nicaragua fighting the communists and Reagan almost got impeached for it.  Here we are supplying arms to drug dealers and Holder won’t supply Congress with information about it.  It’s time Holder was forced to go.

“Palin-Power”: Bristol’s Post Melts Down Server at Patheos, Over 100,000 Shares, Over 1,700 comments, Reported on by MSM and Hollywood …

Via Conservatives 4 Palin,   NRO’s David French, who is married to the editor of Patheos, describes the server melt-down there, yesterday.

Nancy tweeted it to her few hundred followers (she and I have a rather pathetic contest for twitter followers; right now I’m barely in the lead with a whopping 776), and Bristol facebooked it. Within hours, it had been shared 8,000 times. Already it was taking off.

Then Sarah Palin tweeted.

Patheos’s server promptly melted down. One of the most-trafficked religious sites on the web, its server still spontaneously combusted. A small mushroom cloud was spotted over the server farm. Eleven additional servers had to be brought online to handle the traffic flow, and by the end of the day, 8,000 shares had turned into more than 85,000 (update: 100,000), and the story of Bristol’s challenge to the president had been reported not just in the political and mainstream media but also in the Hollywood media as well. Thousands of tweets, and tens of thousands more Facebook shares from Fox to the Huffington Post to the Hollywood Reporter took the post well beyond the familiar and comfortable enclaves of the conservative blogosphere.

That, in essence, is Palin power. No other name in the conservative movement can instantly break through the wall of separation between conservative punditry and popular culture. Bristol powerfully and concisely told the truth — and reached an audience so large it resides only in most pundits’ wildest dreams.

Bristol Palin’s well thought out and well written post at Patheos struck a chord with people because they’re disgusted with the gross double standards they see in public discourse. As Bristol says in her latest blog post, Responding to the Viral Sensation, Loving my Brother:

The very people who call out for “civility” in our conversations ignore the hatred that spills out of their friends, allies, and million-dollar donors.

She gets it.

Of course she does. She’s a Palin, and has thus seen her family jerked around the center of an institutional left-fueled sh*t-storm on too many occasions to count.

Incidentally,  “Loving My Brother” is part of her latest headline as a response to the many vicious attacks on Trig that have been seen in the comment section of her viral post.

You can see that Bill Maher is not some lone comedian with a unique perspective on us. Rather, he taps into something evil and dark that resides in the hearts of many people who hate our family. Even after so many years, I’m still a little surprised when people make fun of my little brother. They, however, can’t silence me or my mom. In fact, they motivate us to keep speaking. Evil can’t win!

Responding to the “You’re comparing apples to oranges” argument, (” a comedian pretty much can say what they want. Limbaugh actually represents the Republican Party”), Palin says:

Bill Maher is much more than a comedian. He’s a big-time political player who hides behind the “comedian” label whenever he gets criticized. His guest list represents a huge chunk of the Washington establishment and sometimes even includes prominent Republicans. And as I said in my original post, he’s put himself straight in the middle of presidential politics by giving $1,000,000 to President Obama’s SuperPAC. Bill Maher isn’t just some guy behind a microphone in a seedy comedy club in the middle of nowhere. He’s a comedian and political commentator like Rush is an entertainer and political commentator. He’s a little bit less popular, but his professional failure compared to Rush doesn’t make him any less accountable for his vile speech.

See how neatly she stuck the shiv in Maher’s ribs, there, in ‘Cuda -like fashion? Clearly, Bristol Palin is more than just a pretty face.

A writer for Yahoo News, L. Vincent Poupard, applauded Palin for setting up the perfect “Catch 22″ for the President.

Due to Palin’s blog, the ball is in President Obama’s court. If he calls her, it will appear to be due to the pressure by the right to treat her the same way he treated Fluke. The former vice-presidential candidate’s daughter made a statement in her blog about the president being the president of all Americans and not just Democrats.

 If the president does not call her, it will solidify the thought he let Maher get away with the comments made due to the donation and the comedian’s political leanings. It will show a double standard of how it is OK for a public figure to say anything he or she wants as long as he or she is a liberal and makes contributions toward the Democrat reelection funds.

 We might see the buddings of a political career in the young Palin. She was able to send a challenge and set a trap at the same time for President Obama. While many politicians try to do this on a daily basis, few can be as successful as the young reality star could be. Bristol wins no matter what happens.

On the flip side, Obama loses no matter what happens.

Well played, Miss Palin.

I for one, look forward to many more blog-posts from the budding star.

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