Veteran's day is coming up soon. So contact your legislatures and have them support the Military Veterans Bill of Rights. State Rep. Mike Weaver has introduced the bill. Read the Hopkinsville Era for more info.
"Our Bill of Rights is an initiative to provide support and relief for military families -- active duty, Guard, and Reserve -- and veterans," said Kentucky Treasurer Jonathan Miller, who helped develop the legislation.It is nice seeing Senators supporting increased public library funding. I read books and am a fan of the public libraries. That reminds me that I need to pick up Happy Chandler's autobiography from the library here on campus.
"It is only right that we help provide financial security for the families of those brave men and women who are providing for our national security."
Bayh's statement Monday said he is a strong believer in the educational importance of libraries. He wants Congress to increase funding for a grant program that helps public libraries expand their Internet access, and that funds programs for libraries to target poor families and inner city residents. That bill is being debated in the Senate this week, according to his office. Indiana libraries received $3.3 million in this program in 2005, as well as some grants to universities and museums.Apparently, Republicans don't understand the word, "No." Jeb Bush said no to 2008, and so did Condi Rice. However, they are still holding the grassroots movement getting them to run. I hope Senator Bayh says yes to 2008. I expect he'll announce sometime after the midterm elections. Hmm, after reading that article, I suppose Americans for Bayh will have to get state chairmen, of course, I am the main leader in all this. But we're a team and we're all in it together. All for one, and one for all.
He also wants Congress to increase funding for a grant program in the Department of Education for school libraries. It was cut slightly from 2004 to 2005, and was at $19 million this year. No Indiana schools won money from the program in 2005, according to the department's Web site.
Theo Epstein has rejected an upgraded offer of $1.2 million each for the next three years. His contract expires this week or next.
The latest Sox proposal is well above the three-year deal averaging $850,000 a year that the club is believed to have offered Epstein as part of its original proposal, and would more than triple the $350,000 salary Epstein is believed to have received in 2005, the last year of a three-year deal for just under $1 million.Rosa Parks will lie in Montgomery, Alabama, before going to Detroit for burial.
Epstein, who turns 32 on Dec. 29, was the youngest GM in baseball at the time he was hired and in 2004 became the youngest GM to win a World Series.
The Sox proposal would place Epstein in the upper echelon of GM pay in the majors, in a group that includes Brian Sabean of the Giants, Walt Jocketty of the Cardinals, and Brian Cashman of the Yankees, although Cashman, who just finished his eighth season as GM of the Yankees, is also at the end of his deal and reportedly is mulling a three-year, $5 million offer to remain in New York.
John Schuerholz, architect of the Atlanta Braves team that has won 14 consecutive division titles, reportedly is paid $1.6 million, the highest salary paid anyone who is exclusively a GM (Dave Dombrowski, president-GM of the Detroit Tigers, reportedly is paid $2 million a year).
Red Sox ownership raised the bar for executive pay when it made a five-year offer averaging $2.5 million to Oakland GM Billy Beane before hiring Epstein.[...]
Red Sox players will not be happy with the club's unexpected decision to fire physical therapist Chris Correnti, who joined the organization in 1994, has been with the big-league club in his current role since 2001, and is widely credited for creating the exercise program that allowed Pedro Martinez to thrive despite shoulder trouble. Pitcher Mike Timlin called it a ''tremendous loss."
Correnti, who was informed of the decision several days ago, was blindsided, and numerous players have contacted him expressing their dismay, according to club sources.
Tuskegee, Ala., Mayor Johnny Ford said he would order flags in the town where Parks was born as Rosa Louise McCauley on Feb. 4, 1913, to be flown at half-staff from Tuesday until after her funeral.Greater Grace holds 4,000 seats. I expect it will be standing room only because of her leadership in the Civil Rights movement.
Parks will return to Detroit, where her body will lie Nov. 1 at the Museum of African American History from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Her funeral will be Nov. 2 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Parks, whose Dec. 1, 1955, arrest for not giving up her seat to a white passenger sparked a bus boycott, died at her Detroit home Monday night of natural causes. She was 92.
John Kerry has called for less troops.
While I don't know the political affiliation of The American Thinker, I believe that my fellow Democrats need Israel in the top 5 priorities, if not the top 10. Iran just called called for the destruction of Israel. I will not let that stand at all!!
Among Republicans, support for Israel is growing and passionate. For many Democrats, Israel, and foreign affairs in general, are well down their list of priorities. The last few years, trashing the President has often seemed the highest priority for many Democrats, both in and out of Congress. There are of course some strong Democratic proponents of Israel- Tom Lantos of California, Eliot Engel of New York, Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Joe Lieberman.I am appalled by that. I am ashamed of those Democrats that continually vote against Israel.
The great majority of America’s Jews live in blue states, and in congressional districts represented by Democrats. What is remarkable is that some of Israel’s strongest supporters in the Congress are Republicans who have almost no Jews in their district- like Indiana’s Mike Pence, or Missouri’s Roy Blunt or Senators in states with very few Jews such as Sam Brownback of Kansas, or Richard Shelby of Alabama. When the foreign aid bill is considered, or resolutions which support Israel, 5 or 6 Republicans will vote no, and 40-50 Democrats will vote no, a growing number of them African American Congressmen.
The White Sox won game 3. I expect they will clinch tonight in game 4.