Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I think this is a good change had this on their site last week-

Legislation Would Allow Salute to the Flag

Week of August 13, 2007
Legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (S.1877) clarifies U.S. law to allow veterans and servicemen not in uniform to salute the flag. Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and servicemen not in uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying whether they can or should salute the flag. The bill passed in the Senate recently by unanimous consent.

I think it's a good change. I know many vets with the Patriot Guard Riders who are happy about it. We were discussing it a bit at the Illinois Gathering of the Guard last weekend.

I'm just cynical enough to wonder what the anti-military Left thinks about this though...


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Teachers Pet

Since many of my friends and family are educators or are working towards that goal, when I found this linked to at I thought I would pass it along-

The Apple

Haven't looked around the site much, so if you do, let me know what you think!


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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Move along, move along... slippery slope here!

Church group sues over same-sex civil union ceremony

Weren't we told over and over again that gay couples didn't want to force the Church to change, they just wanted the right to their civil unions?

Well, not anymore-

The couple, Harriet Bernstein and Luisa Paster of Ocean Grove, applied in March to rent the pavilion for a Sept. 30 ceremony.

After their application was rejected and their $75 deposit returned, the couple said they contacted the association's president, who told them the facility could not be used for civil union ceremonies.

The couple filed a complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, saying the rejection was a violation of the state's law against discrimination. They asked the division to require the association to allow the ceremony to take place.

So now we're to having the government step in and requiring a Church to allow a same sex civil union ceremony to take place on it's property. The Church in question is suing and it'll be interesting to see where this one goes.

Does renting it out to other groups constitute a 'limited public forum'? If so, then they might have a problem. I don't know how those rules apply to private property...I do know that it would be the case for a public setting like a school.

I'll be watching this one with much interest!


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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

For my Arizona Friends

I haven't listened to KFYI in ages, but apparently this guy dedicated an hour of his show a month to talking with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Here's what said-

Mike Broomhead, host of the "Mike Broomhead Show" on News Talk KFYI in Phoenix will dedicate one hour of his two-hour Sunday evening show to "Voice of the Troops," which will also be sponsored by Operation Homefront of Arizona. The segment debuted July 15 and will begin as a monthly feature. Those with Internet access will be able to hear the program on the station's website at The program will provide a way for servicemembers to share their stories from the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, visit the Operation Homefront of Arizona website.

So tune in and hear for yourself how we're doing over there!


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