November 2, 2009

Organizing for America Potential Privacy Invasion, Robbery, Vote Fraud, and Worse in NY-23

Filed under: Privacy/ID Theft,Scams,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 2:30 pm

VoterInfoHeaderNote: This post originally went up before 9 a.m. this morning, but has been carried to the top. It will stay at or near the top for the rest of the day because of its relevance.

Thanks to Instapundit for the link, and to Michelle Malkin and Doug Powers for the tweets.


Organizing For America’s nationally-orchestrated, last-ditch, get-out-the-vote campaign in NY-23 is a privacy-invading and potentially dangerous effort.

NY-23 residents should be aware that because of a pervasive lack of controls in OFA’s get-out-the-vote operations and a poorly designed campaign:

  • The person calling them could be a potential spammer, thief, or even a violent criminal.
  • That person will be asking for personal information that no one should be willing to give out, including but perhaps not limited to personal e-mail addresses, cell phone numbers, and the time of day voters plan to vote.
  • OFA may be unable to track down persons who call on its behalf if unauthorized, illegal, or criminal acts occur as a result of information learned during this campaign.

If you’re on the home page, click “More” to read the detailed post.

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No Kidding? (‘ObamaCare: A National Version of RomneyCare’)

Filed under: Economy,Health Care,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 1:21 pm

From Paul Hsieh at Pajamas Media:

ObamaCare: A National Version of RomneyCare

1) Massachusetts’ system of mandatory insurance drives up costs and violates individual rights.
2) “Coverage” is not the same as actual medical care.
3) The Massachusetts plan will end in rationing.

When is the establishment GOP going to throw the albatross known as Objectively Unfit Mitt overboard?

Positivity: God Bless, and Protect, Abby Johnson

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 11:47 am

From Bryan/College Station, Texas (video is at link):


Planned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson’s life for the past eight years; that is until last month, when Abby resigned. Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure.

Positivity: Casa de Vida gives hope to unwed mothers

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:59 am

From Reno, Nevada:

Nov 1, 2009 / 02:11 pm

Before moving into Casa de Vida, a residential program for young, pregnant women, 22-year-old Dominique Sawyer had two options: the street or a homeless shelter. “It was the shelter, the streets or here,” said Sawyer, who is expecting a baby girl in December. “I thank God every day that I was sent here. Everything turned around for me. It opened a lot of doors.” Casa de Vida in Reno provides support and services for young, pregnant woman who have nowhere to turn. They may be homeless. They may be drug addicts. They may be rejected by their family and friends for being pregnant out of wedlock and refusing to have an abortion.

Some girls are as young as 12.

“A lot of the girls would not be in a very good situation,” said Valerie Luevano, executive director. “This is a ray of hope for them.”

Casa de Vida, a nonprofit program, gives them a roof over their heads, nutritious meals that support maternal health and access to medical care. For many of the women, it’s the first time there’s been enough to eat.

“Sometimes there’s some hoarding and stockpiling of food,” Luevano said. “So we really have to teach them that it’s safe to be here. You never have to worry about being hungry.”

Casa de Vida was founded in 1982 by three Catholic women: Pat Glenn, Terry Ricciardi and Sister Peter Damian. The women were answering phones at a crisis pregnancy hotline and realized the community lacked a residential resource for the women they were counseling.

The program, which is privately funded through grants and donations, has the capacity to house six women. Some women stay after the babies’ births in order to get on their feet. A social worker provides case management services to the clients, as well as any other pregnant or parenting women in the community. The women receive individual and group counseling by a behavioral health care professional, and classes on parenting, budgeting and child development. ….

Go here for the rest of the story.