While You Weren’t Looking Round Up

Abraham Lincoln’s 10 Guidelines

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
3. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
4. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
5. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
6. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
7. You cannot further the brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
8 You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
9 You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

I’m still not feeling too well so I won’t promise daily link round ups, maybe weekly until I’m feeling much much better. I so need Spring Break/Vacation to hurry and get here!

  • Forced Voluntary Service HR 1388, better know as the Jegund Bill, passed in Congress last week, on March 18th. It was then sent to the Senate where a motion for cloture was passed allowing the bill to go to the Senate for passage.
  • It will require all children, in both public and private schools, to be indoctrinated in “service-learning”, read volunteerism. No exceptions. The only children not mandated to be indoctrinated will be home schoolers (yet).

    Sec.111, (b)(1)(A) providing training for teachers, supervisors, personal from community-based agencies (particularly with regard to the RECRUITMENT, UTILIZATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS), and trainers, to be conducted by qualified individuals or organizations that have experience in service-learning.

  • Canada Free Press has more details . . . meanwhile, the MSM crickets continue chirping, lalalala don’t hear or see a thing….
  • Promoting Statism All in the name of service. I believe there may be a Consitiutional problem with forcing people into service of any kind.
  • Hat tip to Paul Gordon and (Via Gateway Pundit and Red State)

  • Not Sure about the validity of this story, but here it is anyway Make of it what you will.
  • Now it has come clear…now we know what they intend to do.It is an end-run around Congress. They don’t need to try to ban guns–they don’t need to fight a massive battle to attempt gun registration, or limit “assault” weapon sales. Nope. All they have to do is limit the amount of ammunition available to the civilian market, and when bullets dry up, guns will be useless. (Via The Shootist)

  • Rescinded Apparently this was merely a test to see how gun owners would react(Via The Fire Arm Blog)
  • Stem Cell Ban Reversed All the hoopla over Obama’s decision to lift the ban on stem cell research may have been for naught (Via Yahoo News)
  • Obama’s Job Approval Ratings Falling The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal tomorrow as President Obama’s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.
  • The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes – one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” to ask “are you punch-drunk?” (Via Boston Herald)

  • Will Obama match Bush for fiscal irresponsiblity? “All [Obama’s] words are good” about controlling the debt, he said, “but his budget proposes no transformational changes. His programs are all debt-financed.” – David Walker, former Comptroller General and now-president of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. I don’t know about the rest of you but his trillion here, trillion there, three trillion here budget pretty much qualifies him for the win, hands down. (Via Real Clear Politics)
  • This Fish Stinks
    Obama/Geithner Bank Plan Robs Tax Payers: Congress Drives The Getaway Car