Jack Hoogendyk debates Carl Levin

October 18, 2008

For those Michiganders looking for Hope and Change . . .

watch Jack Hoogendyk crush Carl Levin in the debate 7PM Eastern on Sunday night.

Streaming video here . . .  www.wgvu.org


Who is Joe the Plumber?

October 16, 2008

I’ve got a feeling I know this guy – or someone like him.

Here’s a link to NYP.  They have the video for now.

Some memorable lines from the debate:

1. After the 43rd time of Obama saying he’s going to defeat George Bush, John McCain said, “I know George Bush.  And Senator, I’m no George Bush.”

2.  After the 43rd time of eloquent speech, John McCain said, “He talks purty, don’t he?”

3.  When the subject of Ayers came up, John McCain said, “I don’t care if he hangs around terrorists, but, Joe Plumber does.”

All right, already.  You caught me.  McCain didn’t say those things.

He did say, “If you wanted to run against George Bush, you should have run 4 years ago.”

McCain did talk about Obama’s Eloquence and what a load of dung it is.  Read between the lines.

McCain did try to draw lines to Obama’s associations with Ayers and Acorn.  I don’t know why he didn’t say that character matters.  He could have opened with, “20 years ago, I made a mistake.  Since then, I’ve worked hard to combat corruption in government, I’ve earned the scars that go with being a maverick.  And character matters to Joe Plumber.  Senator Obama launched his career in the living room of a known terrorist, he sat on a board and collaborated with him.  He benefited from a $300M Home Purchase deal with Tony Rezko in the background.  And now, we are finding out about his associations with ACORN which has done more to earn the distrust of Joe Plumber than any organization regarding the validity of elections.”

He didn’t drive the wedge as forcefully as he should have regarding Abortion and the Supreme Court.  This could have been the knock out punch and McCain didn’t deliver it.  He approached with Obama voted present 130 times in the Illinois senate.  A passionate description of Nurse Stanek’s experience holding a born alive aborted baby while he died could have sealed the deal.

This election may be about the missed opportunities to send this ultra liberal candidate back to the senate to while away the years like Ted Kennedy has, continuing to stuff the pork away.

You Catholics out there should be ashamed of supporting Barack Obama.  There are other qualified candidates that don’t support On Demand destruction of human life.  If you need some recommendations, ask.

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
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

Hey Michigander Home Schools

October 15, 2008

A note from Home School Legal Defense Association

October 15, 2008

Michigan–Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

Dear Michigan HSLDA Members and Friends,

Election time is fast approaching. This November 4, many state and
federal officials are up for re-election.

The election outcome will determine what freedoms you will keep and
what freedoms you will lose.

Exercising your right to vote is crucial. The voter guide below will
help you make informed decisions as you cast your vote.

Remember, statistics show that approximately only 50% of eligible
adults actually register to vote. In any given election only about 50%
of registered voters vote (that is 25% of adults)!

That means it only takes about 13% of adults to elect any given
candidate. Your vote counts!


To download Michigan Family Forum’s nonpartisan 2008 General
Election Voter Guide, visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5653 .

If you have not yet used a voter’s guidebook, you’ll be pleased with
how easy it is to decide who to vote for by answering the same
questions submitted to the candidates and comparing your answers to

Michigan Family Forum’s 2008 General Election Voter Guide is
nonpartisan and legal for distribution at your church, civic club,

You may also call the Michigan Family Forum at (517) 374-1171 to
request a guide.

Please help spread the word about this resource for responsible
citizenship! Forward this message to your family and friends in
Michigan so they can also use this valuable resource.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

> For a legal perspective on what activities churches and pastors are
allowed to take part in, check out these resources prepared by
attorney James Bopp: “Do’s and Don’ts for Political Activities of
Pastors”: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5634 and “Guidelines for
Political Activities by Churches and Pastors”:

> To request an absentee ballot, contact your local election authority
by visiting http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5654 .

Don’t forget to exercise your right to vote on November 4!


Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

Levin vs Hoogendyk

October 11, 2008

A letter from Jack Hoogendyk.  Call your Michiganders and tell them to watch.

Is Carl Levin Ready for Prime Time?
Below, is the press release that went out last week about the debates that will take place between me and Senator Carl Levin. I want to thank all of you who pressured his campaign and the media to make this happen. It has been a long time since Senator Levin has debated his opponent on live television before a statewide audience.

Please help us spread the word! Tell all your friends to be watching their local PBS affiliate at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19th. In fact, you may want to call the PBS affiliate to make usre they carry the debate.

I would not want to pass up this opportunity to ask you to consider a contribution to the campaign. If everyone reading this sent in as little as $10, we could do so much more; purchase more yard signs, buy more media. We have a real uphill battle, but things are looking better everyday. If you can make a contribution, $10, $25, $50, please do so here.

Thanks, again for your help in getting these important debates. And, thank you for your support and prayers. God bless.


Danae Brack
Campaign Manager

Hoogendyk and Levin to Face Off in Two Debates
US Senate Candidates Will Meet in Detroit and Grand Rapids

Michigan – October 2, 2008 – US Senate candidates Jack Hoogendyk and Carl Levin have agreed to participate in at least two debates this election season. The first, scheduled for October 19th, will be hosted by WGVU and Grand Valley State University. All seven of Michigan’s public television stations have agreed to broadcast the debate live at 7 pm. The second debate will be the following day, October 20th, at the Detroit Economic Club.
“The unusual thing about these debates is that no negotiations were involved whatsoever — at least, not that our campaign knew about,” said Hoogendyk. “Senator Levin’s office sent a letter on September 2nd offering to open up negotiations regarding potential debates, but since that time no one from my campaign has been able to begin to negotiate or even to make contact with the Levin campaign. Phone calls, letters, and e-mails received little or no response. Finally we were contacted by the debate hosts to inform us that Senator Levin had agreed to the debates.
“However, I am glad that Senator Levin recognizes the value of making himself available to answer the voters’ questions and make known his positions on the issues. I look forward to the opportunity to tell the voters why reform is needed in the US Senate, and how I plan to bring that about.”

Go McNeese!

October 10, 2008

Thought I would be a Louisiana resident in time for this game.  But, we were delayed by a week.  Oh well.

Tonight, I’m pulling together my recipe for Crawfish Etoufee.  My turn to cook at the tail gate.  Ice Chest full of age appropriate beverages, lawn chairs, family and friends!

Go Cowboys!

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. . .