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  The Prince | October 30, 2006 | Digg This


There is a new book out entitled "The Prince", about the life of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States.

In the promotional advertising what is not mentioned is that, as a favor to President Jimmy Carter, Prince Bandar persuaded then South Dakota Democrat Senator James Abourezk, a fellow Arab, to cast his vote in favor of the American surrender of the Panama Canal.

In part because of the vote he cast, Abourezk went down to defeat in the next election.

To advance Saudi interests, Bandar always tried to be of assistance to the incumbent President — very often to the detriment of the United States.

I knew Prince Bandar very slightly by virtue of the fact that one of my daughters attended Green Hedges School in Vienna, Virginia, along with Prince Bandar’s eldest daughter, Princess Lula.

From time to time, the young Saudi Princess visited our home, along with a full crew, which included her nanny and a few British bodyguards. My daughter also had the opportunity to spend some time at Prince Bandar’s palatial residence in McLean, Virginia.

  GOP House | October 27, 2006 | Digg This


Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media correctly observes that pandering to perverts by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives is the real reason for the Foley scandal. Here is what Kincaid had to say in a recent article:

“[George] Soros and the Democrats did not put Foley in the position of House Deputy Majority Whip. What’s more, Soros and the Democrats did not establish or maintain what the New York Times describes in an explosive Sunday article as a secret network of Republican homosexuals on Capitol Hill.

“The Times story by Mark Leibovich reports that ‘The presence of homosexuals, particularly gay men, in crucial staff positions has been an enduring if largely hidden staple of Republican life for decades, and particularly in recent years. They have played decisive roles in passing legislation, running campaigns and advancing careers.’

“In another dramatic revelation, The Los Angeles Times reports that one former page was seduced into having sex with Foley, and that Foley used the page program to physically assess male teenagers in order to cultivate them as sex targets.

“…House leaders permitted homosexuals to infiltrate and manipulate the party apparatus while they publicly postured as friends of family values and traditional marriage. …

“In the case of Foley, a 52-year-old man, what cannot be disputed is that House leaders knew that he was a homosexual but permitted him to remain in Congress despite the emergence of emails he sent to a 16-year-old former page asking for a photo and other personal information. The boy called the messages ‘sick,’ and he was right.

“The matter had been brought to the attention of Congress in the fall of 2005 by the parents of the targeted page, who didn’t want his name known but wanted the sexual harassment stopped. House leaders say they warned Foley to stop.

“That’s wasn’t good enough, however. They knew about Foley’s homosexuality and should have seen the emails as the mark of a predator and pedophile. Instead, they waited until more explicit messages were uncovered and publicized to act. That was the critical failure that led some conservatives to call for House Speaker Dennis Hastert to resign.

“On the Fox News Sunday program, conservative Republican Rep. Jack Kingston continued to insist, in a shameful display of partisan spin, that the messages to the 16-year-old were just ‘friendly’ and that House leaders handled the matter properly. The fact remains that House leaders conducted no investigation into the Foley matter and didn’t inform the Democratic member of the House committee overseeing the pages as to what Foley was up to.

“Now, in a major conflict of interest that makes the Republican response look even more questionable, it turns out that two top Republican congressional staffers aware of the problem early on were themselves homosexual. They were Kirk Fordham, Foley’s former chief of staff who resigned as an aide to Representative Thomas M. Reynolds, and Jeff Trandahl, the former clerk of the House of Representatives who had oversight of the page program. Fordham and Trandahl ‘did not hide their homosexuality, and they were well known in Washington’s gay community,’ according to the New York Times article. But this will come as big news to many conservatives in the Republican Party.

“…it still means that at least one top Republican congressional staffer knew about Foley’s conduct three years ago. …

“During a Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson show, radical gay activist Michael Rogers declared that ‘the greatest kept secret for the GOP for the past six or seven years has been the extraordinary number of closeted men who have been helping to facilitate that anti-gay agenda. And I know that there are a lot of my friends on the Republican side who are fed up and have been feeding me information on people like Mark Foley for well over a year.’ Rogers has a blog identifying secret GOP homosexuals.

“What Rogers is saying is that secret Republican homosexuals are working behind-the-scenes to sabotage a conservative pro-family agenda in the Congress. They are acting more like Democrats than Republicans, if indeed they are Republicans. Whatever their actual party affiliation, these operatives are using the liberal media, homosexual publications, and radical bloggers like Rogers to accomplish their objectives.

“In fact, this modus operandi was already employed in the case of Rep. Jim Kolbe, the only openly homosexual Republican member of Congress who came out of the closet after he was threatened with being ‘outed’ for voting for the pro-family Defense of Marriage Act. Kurt Wolfe, the reporter behind that outing, said that, as a result of the campaign, ‘Jim Kolbe did the right thing and his voting record changed.’

“Despite Kolbe’s living a lie and changing his position on legislation in response to homosexual pressure, Hastert and Vice President Dick Cheney hailed his congressional career in video tributes delivered at the 2006 convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, the homosexual activist group. Kolbe is retiring from Congress.”

  News Conference | October 25, 2006 | Digg This


For Immediate Release

For further information: Charles Orndorff 703-938-9626


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Members of a new nationwide coalition, led by Howard Phillips, Chairman of The Conservative Caucus (TCC), Dr. Jerome Corsi of the Coalition to Block the North American Union (NAU) and Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum, announced their strong opposition to the proposed “North American Union” and the “NAFTA Superhighway” at a news conference on October 25 in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club.

Documents recently obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal details of the plan to merge the U.S. with Mexico and Canada, creating a “North American Union” which would erase our borders, replace the dollar with the “Amero”, lead to unlimited immigration, and render the Constitution of the United States meaningless.

The Coalition endorsed House Concurrent Resolution 487, the Congressional resolution opposing such a national merger, introduced by U.S. Representatives Virgil Goode (Va.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Ron Paul (Tex.), and Tom Tancredo (Colo.). The resolution stipulates that:

(1) the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System;

(2) the United States should not enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada; and

(3) the President should indicate strong opposition to these or any other proposals that threaten the sovereignty of the United States.

The Conservative Caucus is a public policy action organization founded in 1974 which opposes the surrender of U.S. liberty and independence to any supranational entity.

Photos, links to documents, and press kit contents are available at


  News Advisory | October 23, 2006 | Digg This

For Immediate Release

For further information: Charles Orndorff


At a News Conference on Wednesday, October 25, at 9:30 AM at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the Coalition to Block the North American Union (NAU), headed by Howard Phillips, Chairman of The Conservative Caucus (TCC), Dr. Jerome Corsi, and Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly, will announce plans to support H. Con. Res. 487, introduced by U.S. Representatives Virgil Goode (R-Va.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Ron Paul (R-Tex.), and Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.).

Members of the Coalition will also call for a Congressional investigation of the Bush administration’s agenda to push a NAFTA Superhighway and other matters related to the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) which would eliminate borders between the United States and Mexico, as well as the United States and Canada.

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  Helen Chenoweth-Hage | October 23, 2006 | Digg This


I join with many thousands of her other friends in mourning the death of Helen Chenoweth-Hage.

Helen was an outstanding member of Congress, and a wife of the highly regarded Wayne Hage, who died just four months ago.

  Congratulations to Sen. Brownback | October 20, 2006 | Digg This


Congratulations to Kansas GOP Senator Sam Brownback for blocking George Bush’s appointment of pro-homosexual Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Janet Neff to the U.S. District Court.

  Johnny Apple | October 18, 2006 | Digg This


            It was my privilege, on several occasions, to enjoy the company of R. W. Apple, Jr., generally known as Johnny. 

            He was truly an extraordinary person and his death was widely mourned when he passed earlier this month. 

  Illegal Aliens | October 16, 2006 | Digg This


            George Bush cannot keep a secret.  His desire to provide amnesty to illegal aliens and have open borders with Mexico is reflected in his latest statement as reported by WorldnetDaily

"We must remember that in order to secure our borders, in order to make sure we fulfill our heritage, immigration reform must be comprehensive in nature. We must understand that you can't kick 12 million people out of your country; that we must figure out a way to say to those that if you're lawful and if you've contributed to the United States of America, there is a way for you to eventually earn citizenship."

  Constitution Day CDs Available | October 10, 2006 | Digg This


            If you were not able to view on C-SPAN TCC’s Sixth Annual Commemoration of Constitution Day on September 16 or be present in person, you can still hear what was said for a mere $19.95. 

            Your check in that amount, payable to TCC, will give you four CDs, which include an address by Professor John Eidsmoe concerning the role of the Ten Commandments in American jurisprudence, my comments describing the Presidency of Andrew Jackson and his battle against the un-Constitutional Bank of the United States, Phyllis Schlafly’s observations about the Judicial Supremacists, Charles Orndorff’s Constitutional analysis of proposals to give Washington, D.C. voting representation in Congress, and Louis Ingram’s discussion of his book, “A Politically Incorrect Constitution: What It really Says”.

            These speeches, captured on CD, will be of value to every member of your family, including children and grandchildren.

  7-Eleven Banishes Chavez's Citgo Gas | October 5, 2006 | Digg This


Congratulations to 7-Eleven, Inc. for kicking Hugo Chavez’s Citgo gas stations off the premises of 7-Eleven’s 2,100 locations.

Citgo is a Houston-based subsidiary of Hugo Chavez’s state-owned oil company. Chavez is a vicious, anti-American demagogue and, according to some who know him, a certified lunatic.

When will the Citgo sign be removed from Boston’s Kenmore Square, overlooking Fenway Park and the Red Sox?

  Mark Foley | October 4, 2006 | Digg This


It was well known that Florida Republican Congressman Mark Foley was a near lifelong practicing homosexual. Yet, the Republican Party accepted him into the ranks of party leadership, making him a Deputy Whip and enabling him to present himself as a defender of exploited, under-age males in his role as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children Caucus.

There are other homosexual Republicans in Congress, and it is time for the Republican leadership to expose them and expel them before additional discredit is placed on our Republic’s legislative body, that element of our Federal government which is placed first in responsibility under Article I of the Constitution.

The Foley matter is another example of how Republican leaders in Congress have exploited, preyed upon, and disrespected the "values voters" on whose support they have been able to depend through so many recent elections.

The problem of cozying up to practicing homosexuals is nothing new. This was standard practice during the Speakership of Newt Gingrich who was a defender and promoter of Wisconsin GOP homosexual Congressman Steve Gunderson.

  The "Voice of Virtue" | October 3, 2006 | Digg This


A "Letter to the Editor" in the Friday, September 29, Washington Post observes that former U.S. Education Secretaries William J. Bennett and Rod Paige "stated in their Sept. 21 op-ed column, ‘Why We Need a National School Test,’ that a federally mandated education exam should be formulated and adopted."

This is another example of how Bill Bennett has departed from the principles he asserted in his campaign to become Secretary of Education during the Reagan administration.

President Reagan’s first Education Secretary, Terrell Bell, was a big liberal.

The Conservative Caucus Foundation monitored Bells’ use of Education Department grants and contracts and discovered that he was assigning Federal dollars to the National Education Association and other Left-wing entities.

Shortly after I brought this to the attention of President Reagan’s close associate, Ed Meese, Bell was fired.

I was then asked to propose a replacement. I contacted a great many people to ascertain their possible interest --- these included Marva Collins, Tom Sowell, and Walter Williams, none of whom wished to be considered.

Finally, the selection boiled down to two top contenders --- John Silber, the President of Boston University, and Bill Bennett who was, at that point, running the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I had a high regard for both men, but Bennett persuaded me that, were he to be chosen, he would keep Federal education spending to a minimum. He pointed out correctly that he could not terminate the Department unless the President determined to do so by vetoing further authorizations and appropriations for its continuation.

But Bennett emphasized to me that he would resist expanding the Education Department’s budget.

At that point, I rallied other conservative organizations to embrace Bennett’s candidacy for Education Secretary and President Reagan named him to the post.

Some months thereafter, the front page of The Washington Post reported that Secretary Bennett was requesting record levels of spending for the Federal Department of Education. I was shocked, surprised, and disappointed, and immediately placed a call to Secretary Bennett who kindly took the call.

I said, "Bill, this is not what I thought you had promised me". He said, in effect, "Howard, where you stand depends on where you sit and you can’t be taken seriously as the head of a major Cabinet department unless you seek more funding for its operations".

That was the last word on the subject that I heard from "the voice of virtue".

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