Video: OH Rep John Boehner Receives The The Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award

President and CEO of Americans United For Life, Charmaine Yoest presented the award …

The Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award was established to honor the legacy of Representative Henry J. Hyde (1924-2007). Hyde, former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was a renowned pro-life leader and author of the original Hyde Amendment. Representative Hyde also served as Honorary Chairman at Americans United for Life. Each year, this prestigious award is presented to an elected official who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the cause of Life.

This year’s award was presented on May 5th, 2010 to House Republican Leader John A. Boehner both for his extraordinary leadership in the fight to prevent taxpayer-funded abortion at the federal level and for his unheralded pro-life work in his home state of Ohio. Leader Boehner was joined at this ceremony by his colleagues in Congress including Representatives Trent Franks (R-AZ), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL).

Boehner got a little emotional in receiving his award:

Am I a baby? Is John Boehner a big baby? Why are we crying?


Friday Mishmash

Lots going on, today folks.So much, I think I’m gonna have to do a combination platter.

First thing to grab my attention? This piece by Trevor Loudon at New Zeal, found via Larwyn’s links:

Obama File 102 America’s Little Lenin? Joel Rogers and the Obama Movement.

A key leader in the socialist movement that created Obama. Joel Rogeis is credited by Van ones with giving the movement  three “great gifts”:

Firstly, there is “a new economic model …high road development …the best thinking that he represents is now reflected in the White House.”

Secondly , “…the New Party, which is now the Working Families Party…the idea of a ‘new politics’ that you could actually have in this country bringing together labor, civil rights, feminists…and actually make a difference…is the basic framework for what just took over the White House.”

Thirdly, …”his idea of a new energy paradigm. His founding the Apollo Alliance. I believe the stimulus is going to put something like $80 billion in this direction…”

Jones credits Rogers with dreaming up the White House economic model – basically a 21st century “green” version of corporate socialism. Rogers also allegedly masterminded the electoral alliance that put Obama in the driver’s seat. He then founded the organization that helped write the “stimulus bill”, which is now funneling billions into a movement primarily designed to keep the Obama and the Democrats in power.

That’s a lot of influence for one man. Does Van Jones exaggerate? Let’s investigate.

The New Party which Rogers and Dan Cantor founded in the early 90s, was an attempt to to unite the poor, Blacks, Latinos , labor and “community groups” to work with and inside the Democratic Party to elect large numbers of leftist candidates to public office.

The party was essentially amalgam of four organizations -radical Washington DC “think tank” the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Conservative bloggers reported back in 2008 that Barack Obama joined the New Party in Chicago, during his 1995 Illinois State Senate run, but the MSM never had any interest in reporting that. Sadly we’re now stuck with this vast network of Marxist/Socialist radicals driving US policy.

A poll I took part in for RWN:

Polling Conservative Bloggers On The Arizona Immigration Law, Illegals, & Legal Immigration

Only one question received 100% agreement. I want to know who the conservative blogger is who doesn’t approve of the new immigration law.

New to me:

This video, Obama At The Bat seen at iOWNTHEWORLD back in March has almost 1,800,000 views on Youtube, so chances are you’ve already seen it. But it’s awesome, and it’s actually baseball season, now, so how ’bout watching it again:

Conservatives need to keep beating this drum:

The architect lowers boom on Obama: The President and the Politics of Civility

For a man who is enormously self-aware, Mr. Obama could also use a little bit more self-awareness. He should consider how powerful—and inappropriate—a model he sets by his own frequent coarse and uncivil language.

For example, last week Mr. Obama suggested that Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell was “cynical and deceptive” in arguing that the administration’s financial regulation bill would allow more bailouts “when he knows that it would do just the opposite.” Does implying the Senate GOP leader is a hypocrite and a liar make reaching compromise easier?

Mr. Obama even draws on the Bible for political attacks. In a teleconference with religious groups supporting health-care reform, he accused opponents of the legislation of “bearing false witness.” Or take last September when, in a health-care speech to Congress, the president—in a single paragraph—accused his critics of spreading “bogus claims” and “lies” and of being “cynical” and “irresponsible.”

Even if you believe, as the president does, that the concerns of his critics are wrong, why use such sulfuric rhetoric? This is not the kind of thing the president’s predecessor, his predecessor’s father or President Ronald Reagan did or would allow their staff to routinely do.

If Mr. Obama wants his Ann Arbor words to be taken seriously, then he needs to rein in his party, his staff and himself. Presidential leadership matters as much as presidential words, perhaps more. Mr. Obama should back up his inspiring call to civility with action.

While A majority of American citizens support the AZ immigration law…

Newsbusters: MRC Study: By 12 to 1, ABC, CBS, and NBC Rip Arizona’s Immigration Law

Opponents of the law didn’t even have to speak English to be quoted sympathetically. In a May 3 CBS Evening News story, Katie Couric fretted “many” illegals “no longer feel welcome.” Reporter Kelly Cobiella focused on the story of non-English-speaking Manuela Quintana, who decided to move to Colorado. Cobiella cued up the mother of ten to deny she was a criminal: “‘No,’ she says, ‘a criminal is someone who kills. I just want to work.’” Over video of the kids piling into an SUV, Cobiella concluded: “The family packed up before dawn today and headed north to Colorado. Manuela says she’s lost hope in this state. She thinks she’ll find it again in another.”

By contrast, law enforcers were the bad guys. On Sunday morning, April 25, ABC Good Morning America host Bill Weir chided Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a well-known enforcer of immigration law, “With this new law, will you ramp it up?…Will you grab people on street corners?”

Obama has made a new approach to terrorism one of the key features of his presidency. He no longer calls the nation’s anti-terror effort the War on Terror. He has reached out to the Muslim world. He has banned what the Bush administration called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” He has vowed to close Guantanamo and supports granting full American constitutional rights to foreign terrorists.

Yet the attacks and attempted attacks continue. And everyone knows it was luck, and not anti-terror work, that prevented American deaths on Christmas Day and in Times Square. Republicans want to know what went wrong and are becoming increasingly angry at a White House that is keeping details of the case to itself.

Oh yeah, THIS:
Hot Air: Oh my: Palin endorses … Carly Fiorina; Update: Palin responds to critics

I answered, “eh” in the poll. Not happy about it, but I think Sarah’s a crafty one, I think she knows what she’s doing.
You know who could use a ‘Cuda endorsement? That guy in my upper right hand corner, that’s who.
Our “special relationship” with Great Britain just got a lot less special with the election of PM, David Cameron:

Great. I wonder how long this has been going on?:

The new unemployment chart is here, the new unemployment chart is here!!!:
Bad news:
This doesn’t actually surprise me, but still:…

The Blog Professor:NAACP Opposes Bill To Outlaw Racially Motivated Abortions!

Watch it:
Companion piece to last video:
What I’ll be watching this weekend:

PJ Media: Iron Man 2: A Love Letter To Ronald Reagan

America just might have found itself its truest superhero. Who needs Superman when there’s Iron Man 2? Tony Stark isn’t just a patriot and a lifesaver. He’s bold, he’s clever, he’s rich, he’s a capitalist individualist defender of property rights. And he likes to give speeches surrounded by dancing girls.

Iron Man was fun but Iron Man 2 is even better, with a script (by Justin Theroux) so laced with wit that it if you took away the fireballs and just had actors reading it on a bare stage like a Noel Coward piece, it would still be an entertaining evening.

That’s it, we’re watching it, tonight.