Monday, June 30, 2008

10 Concerns about Barack Obama (summary)
It's policy.

By William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn

1. Barack Obama’s foreign policy is dangerous, naïve, and betrays a profound misreading of history.

2. Barack Obama’s Iraq policy will hand al-Qaeda a victory and undercut our entire position in the Middle East, while at the same time put a huge source of oil in the hands of terrorists.

3. Barack Obama has sent mixed, confusing, and inconsistent messages on his policy toward Israel.

4. While his Mideast policy may have been the quickest turnaround or flip-flop on a major issue, it is not the only one.

5. Barack Obama’s judgment about personal and professional affiliations is more than troubling.

6. Obama is simply out of step with how terrorists should be handled; he would turn back the clock on how we fight terrorism, using the failed strategy of the 1990s as opposed to the post-9/11 strategy that has kept us safe.

7. Barack Obama’s economic policies would hurt the economy.

8. Barack Obama opposes drilling on and offshore to reduce gas and oil prices.

9. Barack Obama is to the left of Hillary Clinton and NARAL on the issue of life.

10. Barack Obama is actually to the left of every member of the U.S. Senate. According to the National Journal, “Sen. Barack Obama…was the most liberal senator in 2007.”

Read complete article: BENNETT/LEIBSOHN-10 CONCERNS

William J. Bennett is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett’s
Morning in America. Seth Leibsohn is the show’s producer.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

July Meeting- Guest Speaker

What goes on at national political convention? What happens before and after the TV cameras are on?
We're pleased to have Georgia's National Committeewoman, Linda Herren, as our guest speaker for our July Saturday Morning in America club meeting. Ms. Herren was a delegate to the 2004 Republican convention and she's a delegate for the upcoming 2008 Republican convention in Minneapolis. Come and learn first hand about this exciting part of the political process.

Ms. Herren is a Registered Nurse Anesthetist and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. She began volunteering for political events in 1972 and has served the Republican party for more than 30 years. We're very excited to have her as our guest on July 12th.

Honor Flight Editorial

New member, Linda from Brookhaven, contributed the following story about an honoree at the August 2007 Honor Flight. Here's a copy of his letter:

Honor Flight Editorial

My name is James E. Kinsey and I was one of the fortunate ones to be well enough to make the August 2007 Honor Flight. I was so impressed to be on this second WWII Veterans visit to the WWII Memorial and Arlington Cemetery. The name “Honor Flight” is so appropriate for this wonderful dedication to the surviving WWII vets. The majority of the WWII vets are far into their eighties and nineties, and most were not able to participate in the Honor Flight due to various medical issues. I feel so blessed that I was physically and mentally able to enjoy and be part of the flight at that time.

We three “old folks”, as we would have called men of our age when we were youngsters, were assisted by Claudia Holloway,
an Honor Flight guardian. She cared for us just as an early childhood teacher does her school children. She made sure we were safe, took pictures, and gave us our medicines.

The trip to Washington was comfortable on the plane and on the bus. We had a terrific send off in Valdosta, we were saluted and sprayed with water by fire trucks in Baltimore, MD. Upon our return to Valdosta, we were again welcomed by a celebration of music by a fabulous band, presented flowers, and greeted by our families. Wow! Did we feel so special!

I am so grateful to have served in WWII for our country’s protection. I know that lots of people have spent many hours getting donations and planning in order to get the Second Honor Flight off the ground. I would like to thank Mr. Powell, Mr. Johnson, and the people that even paid their own fare to help us be recognized and honored. It makes me proud to have served in the Army Air Corp for four years. I would like to thank Mr. Dean Poling for all the wonderful historical information that he shared with us on the plane. His talks were not only informational, but were entertaining.

I have recently been diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimers, so this trip was very timely for me. I wish the May 17th Third Honor Flight the same fun and fellowship that we had in August.

My daughters, Jan and Sandy made me a Scrapbook of the memoirs and pictures of the trip. I can relive the trip by flipping through the pages of my scrapbook.

Once again, a very heartfelt thank you to all that made the trip possible for those of us that served in WWII.

James E. Kinsey
Lake Park, GA

June Saturday Morning in America Meeting