Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The fight to stop the slaughter of wolves

::BREAKING NEWS::The Fight to Stop the Wolf Slaughter Has Just Begun Dear Peter, This morning, just after the delisting of the northern Rockies'gray wolves from the endangered species list was made official,Earthjustice leapt into action to serve the U.S. Fish andWildlife Service with a 60-day notice of our intent to file alawsuit to stop the wolf slaughter. This notice of intent isusually required by the Endangered Species Act as a precursor tolegal challenges. The premature decision by the USFWS to strip the protections ofthe ESA from the wolves promises to undo the progress of recentyears. Independent scientific analysis tells us that even theircurrent population of 1,500 is well below the numbers needed toensure long-term survival of the species. This tragicallymisguided decision will allow Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana tokill all but 300 wolves. Earthjustice is not going to just stand by and let that happen. The USFWS under President Bush has decided to ignore science infavor of handing the state governments a license to slaughterthe wolves for political gain. If the Bush administration failsto take action to correct this shameful misuse of science within60 days, Earthjustice will immediately and aggressively moveforward with what we do best -- using the courts to ensure thatour nation's environmental laws are upheld. Our courts are thelast chance for protecting wolves... and Earthjustice has thelegal expertise necessary to challenge this slaughter Thank you for joining us as we rise to this challenge. Staytuned for updates as this story unfolds. Sincerely, Trip Van NoppenPresident, Earthjustice P.S. Please consider supporting our work to protect the wolvesby making a gift today:https://secure.ga0.org/02/wolfdelisting_2008_home/ne7L_vX71uKdv?source=isa080230

Friday, February 22, 2008

Behind the scene agendas

Well, what can be said about the "scandal" thats being circulated about McCain and hids alledged wrongful relationship with lobbyists (cute, female lobbyists, even better!) that could be understood by the average US Citezen? Washington, no politics, are driven by lobbyists, who as citezens of the United States, have the right to put a bug in the ear of whomever they wish, and do so to gain a specific edge with the men and women in both houses, so that their particular veiwpoint or agenda gets attention it might not otherwise get. This is not to say that said agenda isnt worthy of special audience, only that without someone pushing for it, it may not get looked at as deservedly as some would believe it should.
Now, a certain amount of lobbying, is not only a good thing, its an absolute civic duty that without, would render the passage of bills or laws that are good for the few at the top, but not so good for those of us at the bottom. We MUST continue to verbalise our needs and wants and interests, through lobbying, so that this statement remains true......."of the people by the people for the people. We must communicate the wishes of the people to those whom we have elected to steer this great nation.

As is the case in all people, some are good and some are not, so too the lobbyists must be scrutinized to determine that their intent is honorable and just. We need lobbyists. We need to rely that they serve the greater good and are not corrupt.

The McCain Update

The McCain Update - February 22, 2008
This week, John McCain's position as the presumed Republican nominee was confirmed by his position in the polls and his big victories in the Wisconsin and Washington primary elections. The Gallup national tracking survey now shows John McCain leading with 62 percent of the Republican vote and Mike Huckabee with only 22 percent. This is a new high for John McCain and the lowest vote share for Mike Huckabee since prior to his Super Tuesday victories.
Our internal count of delegates puts us at 1055 delegates, 136 delegates away from clinching the nomination. This count includes privately pledged RNC members and a few estimates on what we received in states like Iowa – where the actual delegates will be selected soon at State Conventions. We are confident that the contests on March 4, where more than 250 delegates will be up for grabs, will provide John McCain with enough delegates to officially become the Republican nominee for president.
Pollsters are shifting their attention to the general election match-up where John McCain is competitive against both Democratic candidates. John McCain leads Hillary Clinton by 4 points on the most recent three days of Rasmussen's daily tracking survey and trails Barack Obama by 3-4 points over the same recent tracking data. As the general election heats up, the race will remain close.

Victories Continue in Wisconsin & Washington
Tuesday brought great victories for John McCain in the Wisconsin and Washington primaries. Each victory brings us closer to the necessary number of delegates to officially make John McCain the presumptive nominee.
John McCain said on Tuesday night, "We have traveled a great distance together already in this campaign, and overcome more than a few obstacles. But as I said last week, now comes the hard part and, for America, the bigger decision. Will we make the right changes to restore the people's trust in their government and meet the great challenges of our time with wisdom, and with faith in the values and ability of Americans for whom no challenge is greater than their resolve, courage and patriotism? Or will we heed appeals for change that ignore the lessons of history, and lack confidence in the intelligence and ideals of free people?"
Click here to watch John McCain's election night speech.
Former President Bush Endorses John McCain
Former President George H.W. Bush endorsed John McCain in Houston, Texas on Monday.
Former President Bush said, "As someone who also helped lead our great Party at the RNC and later as president, I believe now is the right time for me to help John in his effort to start building the broad-based coalition it will take for our conservative values to carry the White House this fall. His character was forged in the crucible of war. His commitment to America is beyond any doubt. But most importantly, he has the right values and experience to guide our nation forward at this historic moment. So I am very proud to endorse John McCain for the presidency for the United States of America."
John McCain thanked former President Bush for his endorsement, support and friendship over the many years. This endorsement is an important step in further uniting our party and moving our country forward. Click here to watch video of this endorsement.
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Latest News
Below are the top news articles from this week. For more news articles and press releases, go to www.JohnMcCain.com for the latest update.
USA Today: McCain Accuses Obama Of 'Doublespeak' On Campaign Cash
Wall Street Journal: How Right Is McCain?
Columbus Dispatch: McCain Looks to November as He Hits Ohio in Earnest
Wall Street Journal: Obama's New Vulnerability
Akron Beacon Journal (OH): McCain Tells Ohio He Will Fix Economy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI): McCain Shifts Campaign Focus To Democrats
Houston Chronicle (TX): McCain Claims Texas A Vital Part Of His Campaign
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI): McCain Promises To Battle 'Radical Islamic Extremism'

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stormin Norman

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

General Norman Schwarzkopf Endorses John McCain For President Category: News and Politics
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (aka "Stormin' Norman"), the heavily decorated Gulf War commander has endorsed John McCain for President.
General Norman Schwarzkopf Endorses John McCain For President
ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army (Ret.) issued the following statement endorsing John McCain for President of the United States:
"Senator John McCain has served our country with honor in war and in peace. He has demonstrated the type of courageous leadership our country sorely needs at this time. For that reason, he has my complete support."
John McCain thanked General Schwarzkopf for his support, stating, "General Norman Schwarzkopf's distinguished lifetime of service and uncommon devotion to our nation has earned him the respect and admiration of the American people. I am honored by his support."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Quote

"Whether they're Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian, vegetarian, whatever they are, it's the same message."
John McCain