Wednesday, October 27, 2010

400-408 – Shannon Sergey & Megan Wilmarth are with Forever Found ( in Simi Valley, an organization that funds those who rescue and restore the victims of human trafficking and child prostitution by supporting Christian aftercare homes, and this Friday night (October 29th), at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, they're hosting a free Human Trafficking Awareness event and concert starting at 7pm.  Guest speakers will be:  Lana Vasquez, from Burma, Thailand, founder of Life Impact International; Pat McCalla, Director of Streetlight PHX, the first children's aftercare home to open in Phoenix; and Veronica Wright, a sexual abuse survivor, speaker, author and representative of International Crisis Aid.

Every minute, 2 children are trafficked for sexual exploitation somewhere in the world.

200,000 American youths have been forced into the sex trafficking industry in the United States alone.

Human trafficking is a $32 billion criminal business, $28 billion is generated through commercial sexual exploitation.

Human trafficking is tied with illegal weapons sales for the second largest criminal industry in the world, behind drugs.

Human trafficking is the fasting growing illegal industry in the world.

(2:04) "Daddy" by Shannon Sergey, from her Immeasurably More CD from which 100% of the proceeds go directly to three Christian aftercare homes effectively and efficiently rescuing and restoring children victimized by trafficking and prostitution.

413-423 – Shannon Sergey & Megan Wilmarth

428-437 – Shannon Sergey & Megan Wilmarth

443-452 – Shannon Sergey & Megan Wilmarth

458-508 – Bill Hybels, the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, and author of over 20 books, is out with his latest entitled The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond.  It's all about helping us to tune-in to the divine direction in our lives, God's whispers, nudgings, promptings, and urgings.  He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson, Henry. 

512-523 – Bill Hybels

528-539 – Bill Hybels

544-554 – Bill Hybels

558-608 – • LAT (10/26/2010) Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown pushed on negative campaign ads at Long Beach event.  Note the obvious bias by the LA Times in reporting the bold paragraph below.  Obviously, if you're losing the fight, you want the other guy to quit punching.  And, notice, the crowd doesn't even want Brown's position on the issues to be exposed!

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman were pressed by NBC's Matt Lauer to end their negative advertising for the final week of the gubernatorial campaign.

Lauer, who moderated a discussion involving the two candidates and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, asked each of the candidates to take down their negative ads until election day.

Brown flinched at first, saying "negativity is in the eye of the beholder," but came around when the crowd began to articulate its disapproval.

Brown eventually agreed to the proposal, saying he would take down all of his negative ads if Whitman did the same. Brown proposed that he and Whitman only run ads that feature the candidates speaking directly to the camera for the remainder of the campaign.

"We can put both of them on and let the other ones go off. I'll agree to that right now," he said.

Whitman said she would continue to air ads that show where Brown stands on the issues.

"I will take down any ads that can be construed as a negative attack. But I don't think we can take down the ads that talk about where Gov. Brown is on the issues," Whitman said.

The raucous crowd at the Long Beach Convention Center roared its disapproval at Whitman's equivocation. And it was Brown who eventually threw his Republican opponent a rope.

"I don't think it's quite fair to make decisions in the middle of all this," he said as the crowd pushed Whitman for a firmer commitment.

For his part, Schwarzenegger again refused to endorse either candidate, but said California was blessed with the two best political candidates in the country.

(3:40) NBC's Matt Lauer hosted Meg, Jerry, and Arnold at the Long Beach Convention Center yesterday.

(:20) MEG, "Here's what I'll do. I will take down any ads that could even be remotely be construed as a personal attack. But I don't think we can take down the ads that talk about where Gov. Brown stands on the issues.  I just think it's not the right thing to do."  LAUER:  "They seem to be asking for more."

(:13) BROWN:  "I got one nice ad where I look into the camera and I just say what I'm for.  You have a very nice ad where you look into the camera – it's a pretty good ad by the way – we can put both of them on, and let all the other ones go off. I'll agree to that right now."

612-623 – (:35) Jerry Brown on CNN in 1992 about his first stint as Governor: 'It's All a Lie… I Didn't Have a Plan for California' – 
CNN:  "And you said something a moment ago that I have to follow up on, and I have to draw you out on.  You said, you don't have to lie anymore now that you're not a politician.  What did you lie about when you were Governor?  
BROWN: "It's all a lie, I didn't have a plan. Alright, here's what.  You run for office and the assumption is, oh, I know what to do.  You don't.  I didn't have a plan for California.  Clinton doesn't have a plan. Bush doesn't have a plan.  You say you're going to lower taxes, you're going to put people to work, you're gonna improve the schools, you're going to stop crime... crime is up, schools are worse, taxes are higher. I mean, be real." (Breitbart)

(:52) YouTube (10/19/2010) Jerry Brown's New Amazing Ad: Meg Whitman and Arnold Schwarzenegger Comparison.  (Ad ends with the following written text: "We tried that. It didn't work." –San Jose Mercury News, 10/10/10. "She utterly lacks the qualifications to be Governor." –San Jose Mercury News, 10/10/10.  Paid for and authorized by Brown for Governor 2010.)

• (2:12) Reagan Clip.

628-639 – • Mercury News (10/24/2010) Jerry Brown visits black churches in LA.  The churches listed in the story are:  Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton, Los Angeles' Holman United Methodist Church, and First African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Brown was joined along the way by other Democratic candidates, such as San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is running for lieutenant governor and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who hopes to be the next state attorney general.

• LAT (10/25/2010) Transcript of President Barack Obama with Univision.  This is the post-racial President?  He doesn't call Ahmadinejad or Chavez his "enemy" but Republicans are?

(:30) Obama, Monday (10/25) on Univision, "Get Out There & Punish Your Enemies" – "Here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna see how well we do in this election and I think a lot of it is gonna depend on whether we still have some support not only from Democrats, but also Republicans, but they're gonna be paying attention to this election.  And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2."

(:43) Obama, Monday (10/25) on Univision, "I Am Not King" – "What we're trying to do is to build a consensus in the country that says, this is the right thing to do, that we've got some bipartisan support. I've met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus many times, I've met with immigration rights groups many times. I have not backed off of this issue. Just a few months ago, I gave a speech outlining very clearly my support for comprehensive immigration reform. My cabinet has been working very hard on trying to get it done, but ultimately, I think somebody said the other day, I am president, I am not king. I can't do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the Executive Branch to make it happen. I'm committed to making it happen, but I've gotta have some partners to do it."

644-656 – • Fox News (10/27/2010) Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down.  So, illegals can now vote for Democrats who promise them amnesty.  Super.  What's next?  Letting criminals vote on crime policy, students vote on graduation criteria, and children voting on parental authority?  What's the point of citizenship? 

PHOENIX -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a key part of Arizona's law requiring voters to prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting ballots.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law requiring voters to prove their citizenship while registering is inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act. That federal law allows voters to fill out a mail-in voter registration card and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but doesn't require them to show proof as Arizona's law does.

// The state law in question, Proposition 200, was passed by voters in 2004. It required proof of citizenship during voter registration and of identity at the polls, and also while receiving certain state benefits.  It has been upheld by state and federal courts until Tuesday's decision.

// "This will enable the many poor people in Arizona who lack driver's licenses and birth certificates to register to vote," said Jon Greenbaum, legal director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

// The ruling applies only to voter registration and the deadline for voting in the Nov. 2 general election has passed, so it will have no practical effect on voting, the statement said.

// Gov. Jan Brewer and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett issued a joint statement calling the decision an "outrage and a slap in the face to all Arizonans who care about the integrity of their elections."  "Arizona voters have made their will crystal clear -- non-citizens do not have the right to vote," they wrote.

• Fox News (10/27/2010) Today's Power Play: Dems Dominate on Campaign Cash Despite Complaints About GOP Advantage.  Democrats are outspending Republicans $856 million to $677 million – mostly union money.

There are more and more indications that when it comes to pouring cash into the 2010 midterm elections, it's Democrats who have the bigger funnel.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees boss Gerald McEntee announced to the New York Times Tuesday that the million-member union's latest batch of political ads will take the group's spending on the midterm elections to $91 million, far and away the most spending by any group this cycle.

Also on Tuesday, an analysis from the Center for Responsive Politics revealed that taken as a whole, Democrats and Democratic allied groups have raised and spent far more than their Republican counterparts -- $856 million to $677 million.

The same day, the AFL-CIO, the umbrella labor group that includes AFSCME and other public-employee groups like the American Federation of Teachers, was in Nevada rallying for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, saying that Reid's victory would be key to labor's agenda. Unions are spending millions to defeat Republican Sharron Angle, more than in any race except perhaps for the Colorado Senate contest.

That's why last night, President Obama hosted a conference call for thousands of union supporters from the White House [2], cheering on their efforts to defeat Republicans.