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Friday
Jun182010

AUL - YOEST APPLAUDS REP. PENCE ON EFFORTS TO STOP TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTION

 

“I want to applaud Congressman Pence for his tireless leadership in the fight to stop Planned Parenthood from misusing taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. The GAO’s stunning revelation that nearly $660 million in taxpayer dollars have recently been appropriated to the nation’s largest abortion provider is cause for alarm. Congress needs to listen to the people, not the abortion lobby, and pass The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act immediately.”   

     - Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life Action

BACKGROUND:

The General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report on June 16, 2010 entitled “Federal Funds: Fiscal Years 2002-2009 Obligations, Disbursements, and Expenditures for Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities.”

In April of 2009, 30 Members requested that the GAO report the amount of federal funding that six organizations received from Fiscal Year 2002 to Fiscal Year 2009.  These organizations were: Advocates for Youth, the Guttmacher Institute, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Population Council, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.



Friday
Jun182010

Prescott Park - Captain Hook Picnic & Tinkerbell Tea on June 26th 

Families are invited to Prescott Park Arts Festival's Captain Hook Picnic and Tinkerbell Tea!

Children ages 3-10 years old and their families are invited to The Captain Hook Picnic and Tinkerbell Tea, a fun-filled event on Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This event is in celebration of Prescott Park Arts Festival's production of Peter Pan, which will be presented on the FairPoint Communications MainStage Thursday through Sunday evenings from June 25th until August 22nd.

Guests will enjoy a picnic lunch and tea with Tinkerbell, along with the opportunity to meet the cast of Peter Pan and get their autographs.  Activities, all part of the ticket price, will include creating fairy wands, making a Peter Pan hat, face painting, fencing, and more.  Each guest will receive a ticket for a future performance of Peter Pan in Prescott Park.

Tickets for the June 26th children's event are $10 each and must be purchased by Wednesday, June 23.  Tickets are limited, so those interested are encouraged to register early.  Tickets are available online through the Prescott Park Arts Festival website, www.prescottpark.org.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the same time on Sunday, June 27.  For more information, contact the Prescott Park Arts Festival, 603 436-2848 and info@prescottpark.org or visit the website www.prescottpark.org.

Since 1974, Prescott Park Arts Festival has successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 music, theater, dance and art productions offered at no fixed admission on the banks of the Piscataqua River.  The 36th season will feature the aforementioned presentation of Peter Pan as the festival's signature musical production, as well as a variety of international artists, such as Judy Collins, Livingston Taylor and Steve Earle, as part of the River House Restaurant Concert Series and various music festivals.

Located on 3.5 acres in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, Prescott Park Arts Festival is considered to be a gem of the Seacoast and introduces many residents to their first experience with a live performance.  For the entire season schedule or to become a Member or Sponsor, please visit our website at www.prescottpark.org or call 603-436-2848.

 

Friday
Jun182010

Prescott Park - Opening Night of Peter Pan on June 25th 

THE BELOVED MAGIC OF PETER PAN SET TO GRACE THE STAGE OF PRESCOTT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival (PPAF) will celebrate opening night of its 36th season on June 25th with the first performance of Peter Pan.   The musical adaptation of the cherished play by Sir James M. Barrie will be presented on the FairPoint Communications MainStage Thursday through Sunday evenings, starting June 25th and continuing until August 22nd.  Directed by David Kaye and produced by Ben Anderson, the show will feature a full cast of characters, including Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and many more.  PPAF is proud to announce that the show will be complete with flying effects, as provided by ZFX, Inc. 

Annually, over 185,000 Seacoast residents and tourists visit the park to enjoy a performance of the season musical, and this year's production promises to reach new levels.  Audience members will notice a special twist this season as the production will features two actresses alternating roles of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling throughout the season.  Allyson Capetta and Megan Quinn will spend equal time in both roles, and add richness and texture to each performance. 

Quinn states that, "To play both Peter and Wendy is a welcome challenge for me as an actor, and I couldn't have asked for a better counterpart than Ally.  She and I are able to play off of each other, regardless of which character we are portraying, and help each other out while staying true to our own ideas of who Wendy and Peter are."  

While the entire cast will offer a talented and impressive performance, the Park itself is often a celebrated "character", as well.  "Being foreign to New Hampshire, I was not aware of the Prescott Park Arts Festival tradition in Portsmouth, but I find myself growing very attached to it.  Living states away from my family, it is a hidden jewel where one finds their home away from home," says Allyson Capetta. 

Quinn adds, "The Park has such a positive feeling about it.  People come for more than just a show; they come for the whole experience of packing a picnic, setting out blankets and chairs, and rounding up friends and family of all ages to join them."

Commenting on the celebrated story behind the musical, director David Kaye states,"I think Peter Pan rests so firmly in our collective imagination because deep down, we all want what he has- perhaps not so much eternal childhood, but boundless imagination and limitless freedom. We all wish we could relive that time in our lives when we had no responsibility except to live each day for the fullest and we really believed we could fly."

Since 1974, Prescott Park Arts Festival has successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 music, theater, dance and art productions offered at no fixed admission on the banks of the Piscataqua River.  The 36th season will feature the aforementioned presentation of Peter Pan as the festival's signature musical production, as well as a variety of international artists, such as Judy Collins, Livingston Taylor and Steve Earle, as part of the River House Restaurant Concert Series and various music festivals.

Located on 3.5 acres in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, Prescott Park Arts Festival is considered to be a gem of the Seacoast and introduces many residents to their first experience with a live performance.  For the entire season schedule or to become a Member or Sponsor, please visit our website at www.prescottpark.org or call 603-436-2848.

 

Friday
Jun182010

Karger For President - Fred Now Called "Back of the Pack" 

This great news just out from the popular Blog - Uncovered Politics:

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The Back of the Pack: Who is Fred Karger?

Posted by Austin F. Cassidy • June 13, 2010

It seems that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is still mulling a long-shot bid for President in 2012. Earlier this week he addressed the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee and talked about his landslide defeat in 2006, when he lost his Senate seat to Bob Casey.

On the tough loss, Santorum stated that it gave him a chance "to see government, not from the perspective of someone who is in the mix, but as a citizen who watches government like every other citizen watches government."

Santorum went on to descibe the tea party movement as "first responders who are responding to an emergency in America."

Also this week, a new poll was released that shows Congressman Ron Paul would beat President Barack Obama by 18-points among those who identify as independent voters.

Good news for Paul and bad for Obama? Sort of.

In match-ups that included all voters, the President was leading all potential Republican challengers. And actually leading Ron Paul by the largest margin, because his stances on foreign policy turned off a meaningful percentage of Republicans.

Obama leads Mike Huckabee 46-44, and Mitt Romney 45-42... and Ron Paul by 46-36.

AND FINALLY: Who is Fred Karger?

Fred Karger is a one-time political consultant, gay rights activist and founder of Californians Against Hate.  He's also "seriously considering" a run for President as either a Republican or a so-called independent Republican.

Karger has set up a personal website that looks an awful lot like a campaign website.  It details his relatively extensive history as an activist and campaign worker in Republican politics.

He descibes himself as a centrist and advocates for a "big tent" Republican Party and he's been featured in Mother Jones magazine.
 
 

Recently Karger caused a stir by visiting Iowa to lay some groundwork for a bid in the 2012 GOP Caucus in that state.  The party's State Committeeman basically told Karger that he should stay out of the race.

To learn more, listen to this recent interview with Karger on an Iowa radio station...

Fred Karger
21st Century Thought  


Friday
Jun182010

NHDP Calls on Charlie Bass to Denounce Rep. Joe Barton's Shameful Comments, Crawl out of the Pocket of Big Oil 

Does Charlie Bass agree with his recent endorsee that BP shouldn't have to pay for damage done by the terrible oil spill in the Gulf?

Concord - In congressional hearings today, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas apologized to the chief executive of BP for having to take responsibility for his company's oil spill.  Barton added that it was a "tragedy" that BP would have to pay to repair the damage it has caused.

Just two weeks ago Barton was in Belknap County endorsing Charlie Bass in the second Congressional District Republican Primary.  Bass called Barton, who has taken over $1.4 million in campaign contributions from oil companies, a "great member of Congress, and a good friend."  [Citizen.com, Granitegrok.com]

"It's disgraceful that Rep. Joe Barton thinks BP shouldn't be held responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  "The tax payers in the second Congressional district deserve to know if Charlie Bass agrees with Rep. Barton's outrageous claim."

During his 12 years in Congress, oil companies could consistently count on Bass's vote to deliver billions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to pad their bottom line. [HR4297, Vote #121, 5/03/06] And Bass voted in favor of exempting the oil and gas industries from clean-water laws, streamlining permits for oil wells on public lands.  [HR 6, Vote #445, 7/28/05] 

"Bass's numerous votes to give oil companies tax breaks and subsidies, paid for by the American tax payers, are shameful," continued Kirstein.  "And the real tragedy is that Bass continues to recklessly support big oil, even calling for drilling off the coast of New Hampshire."

Weeks after the BP oil spill began, Bass continued to support drilling on all of America's coasts.  As recently as June 3rd, Bass said, "every coastline ought to be involved" in our national off-shore drilling policy.

"Do all the Republican candidates for U.S. House and Senate think we should risk having the same kind terrible disaster that occurred in the Gulf happen on New Hampshire's coast?" asked Kirstein.  "Where do Kelly Ayotte, Jim Bender, Bill Binnie, Ovide Lamontagne, Rich Ashooh, Bob Bestani, Bob Giuda, Frank Guinta, Sean Mahoney, Jennifer Horn and the Republicans who were at the fundraising event with Joe Barton and Charlie Bass stand on drilling off New Hampshire's coast?"