Election Polls

October 23, 2008

Update: Someone reminded me I had not referenced where the poll came from – IBD/TIPP.  If you want to see updated numbers, check Drudge.  He also claims they were the most accurate poll in 2004.

It’s amazing to me how all the polls are showing different results.  Yet, the Mainstream Media only discusses the polls that has Obama pulling away.

Obama McCain Undecided
Protestant 38 51 11
Catholic 39 48 13
Other Christian 40 49 11
None 77 13 10

So, maybe, Obama has a Christian voter problem.

Additionally, he may have a patriotic voter problem.

Displays Flag Obama McCain Undecided
Yes 36 51 13
No 63 28 9
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Hey Louisiana Homeschoolers

October 15, 2008

My wife has joined STACH, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Homeschooling, in anticipation of our pending move to Sulphur, LA.  We received this e-mail about a politician, Peter Vidrine, that wants to talk to you.  If you are in Lake Charles next week, have dinner at the Piccadilly.  I haven’t researched his opponent, Boustany, so, I’ll stop short of an endorsement of Vidrine.  But, I will recommend a visit to his website.

Homeschooling families are invited to hear Peter Vidrine, candidate for US House of
Representatives, speak next week in Lake Charles on Thursday October 23, 2008. He will
be speaking at the Piccadilly on Ryan Street at 6:30. Piccadilly was gracious enough to
host this event, but requested that the people who attend order food. He will begin
speaking at 6:30, but people should show up early to get in line and order food. Please
spread the word to your like-minded friends. Peter is a charismatic speaker and it will be
an exciting event.

Here is his statement on home schooling:

On homeschooling, we certainly have a better situation in Louisiana than the rest of the
nation, but it’s still not enough.

1) I will wholeheartedly support Ron Paul‘s H.R. 1056, the Family Education Freedom Act. (
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h1056/show )

2) I will also support Ron Paul’s H.R. 1059, Teacher Tax Cut Act of 2007. Concerning this
bill, however, I will seek to include home schooling parents as full time teachers, which
they are. ( http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h1059/show )

3) We need to protect home schoolers who live in states with less academic freedom. It’s a
civil rights issue. Throughout America, parents need to be protected from unnecessary
encumbrances from the states that either block or restrict parents from teaching their own
children. That is something I believe strongly in and will work to protect all home
schoolers. Regardless of which state a family resides in, it is their right to teach their
children in whatever manner they choose. Period.

Peter would love to speak to a homeschool group and will make time in his Lake Charles
visit to do so, perhaps at a park so everyone can bring picnic dinner or lunch, if there is
enough interest. Interested families may contact me for more information at
eccemater@yahoo.com
Vidrine is the only 100% pro-life candidate in this race and is running an amazing
campaign in spite of receiving little media attention; he needs homeschoolers’ support
and will support us if we send him to Washington.

Here is his website: http://www.peternow.com

Please spread the word


Mother Teresa

October 9, 2008

I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child. . .


The Current Election Polls and Hope

October 9, 2008

The current polls show Obama leading and probably pulling away.  It has me terribly concerned, not because I’m an ardent McCain supporter, but because I am an ardent Obama opponent. One major reason is that he is the most Pro-Abortion presidential candidate ever.  I’ve been mulling a new post on abortion.

I was over at Cathlete and sorting through the links.  I settled on Unborn Word of the Day.  And perhaps it was providence that I found an article about a very important election and Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Unborn.

After reading it, remember that prayers for the unborn may lead to the defeat of Barack Obama.


Debate 2

October 8, 2008

Tom Brokaw should go back into retirement.  He did an incredibly poor job of moderating. Not just time management, but also question selection.  We’ve heard those questions time and time again – nothing very interesting.

Three points:

1. McCain has a legitimate approach to an energy policy.  Drill for Oil.  Build Nuclear power plants.  Pursue alternatives.

2. Obama is the most liberal member of the senate.  The country is mad that the government is broke.  Obama is a supporter of pork.

3. I understand McCain’s health proposal (not sure I agree with it).  I don’t understand Obama’s proposal.  First, Obama says if you are happy with your insurance, great.  But then he went on to say that letting us buy across state lines will only encourage insurance companies to not offer services he thinks are important.  He’s going to tell us what our policies will include.  Also, he did not deny that there would be a penalty if you don’t buy insurance, if employers wouldn’t offer it.

That said, Michael Savage may have called it.  Obama will win and McCain will eventually lose his seat in the senate.

I hope that is not the case.  Obama is the most liberal senator.  He has not been the leader in his own party.  He will be pulled around by Nancy “the Catholic Church is unclear on Abortion” Pelosi and Harry “we don’t know what to do” Reid.


The Catholic Church, Nancy Pelosi, and Abortion

September 5, 2008

Ready for a little pinball?  This guy sent me to This guy who sent me here.

In case you don’t have time to read it Nancy Pelosi here’s an excerpt. . .

From earliest times, Christians sharply distinguished themselves from surrounding pagan cultures by rejecting abortion and infanticide.  The earliest widely used documents of Christian teaching and practice after the New Testament in the 1st and 2nd centuries, the Didache (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) and Letter of Barnabas, condemned both practices, as did early regional and particular Church councils.

So, Nancy, I don’t think the Catholic Church Teachings gets any earlier than the Jesus and the 12 Apostles, which is a little more than 50 years ago.


John McCain’s Speech

September 5, 2008

Opinionated Catholic has a link to the speech.  There is one line not included.  After being interrupted by Code Pink, Senator McCain said, “The American people want us to stop yelling at each other.”

I was reading Bob Novak’s latest article, My Brain Tumor,  today.  In it, he talks of Ted Kennedy.  I have been a lifelong hater of Ted Kennedy, his politics and his lifestyle.  Bob Novak reminds us that is possible to disagree, even dislike, and at the same time be human, at the same time treat each other with compassion.

My dear friend, the Democratic political operative Bob Shrum, asked Sen. Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, to call me about Dr. Friedman. I barely know Mrs. Kennedy, but I have found her to be a warm and gracious person. I have had few good things to say about Teddy Kennedy since I first met him at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, but he and his wife have treated me like a close friend. She was enthusiastic about Dr. Friedman and urged me to opt for surgery at Duke, which I did.

The Kennedys were not concerned by political and ideological differences when someone’s life was at stake, recalling at least the myth of milder days in Washington. My long conversation with Vicki Kennedy filled me with hope.

John McCain has given us a reminder.  Let’s treat each other with respect.