Subject: CBS, Sheen bash Christ, Christmas and Christians
Donald E. Wildmon Founder and Chairman
December 13, 2006
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CBS, Charlie Sheen bash Christ, Christmas and Christians
Charlie Sheen makes Joy to the World into a cheap sex song
CBS and actor Charlie Sheen have used the Christmas season to ridicule and mock Christ, Christmas and Christians. CBS approved actor Charlie Sheen's vulgar adaptation of a favorite Christian Christmas carol. On the December 11 program, the network included in their Two and a Half Men an episode featuring Sheen singing about his sexual activity to the tune of the traditional Christmas hymn "Joy to the World."
The episode opens with series star Charlie (Sheen) singing:
"Joy to the world, I'm getting laid; I'm getting laid tonight. We'll light the yule log, deck the halls, and then we'll play some jingle balls. It's been a real long wait - this is our second date! It's Christmas Eve and I'm getting laid."
His housekeeper/cook comes in and asks:
"Hey, I'm mixing up the egg nog. You want this broad lit up or just slightly glowing?" "Well," Charlie says, "let's see, we're celebrating peace on earth and good will towards all mankind, so let's get 'er plowed!" "Hallelujah!" says the cook.
Charlie returns to singing, "Glo-oh-oh-oh-oh-ria, tonight I'm boinking Gloria!" CBS punctuates every single line with a laugh track.
Such actions send a signal from CBS and Hollywood: "It's ok to bash Christians, their religion and their God." If you are tired of this bigotry from CBS and Hollywood, please take action and then forward this to your friends and family.
FORT LUPTON, Colo. -- It was money that he had no right to and despite a court ruling, the funeral director refused to pay. What's even more puzzling is that he's not just any debtor, he's the mayor of the small town and a member of a City Council that has financial responsibility for the city's budget.
7NEWS also found that he has other debts as well, something his constituents may want to know.
Jason Sepulveda, a Marine, was training at Camp Lejune in North Carolina, preparing to go to Iraq, when in an evening off-base, he was killed in a car accident.
"My son died instantly and the other Marine died approximately two weeks after," said Elis Sepulveda, Jason's mother.
His parents, who spoke with him weekly, knew he had been saving his money for a long weekend when they would all be together.
"We were going on vacation for the Fourth of July to visit him," Sepulveda said. "I know he had been sacrificing because they don't get paid very much."
Jason's body was returned to Colorado for burial. Records show that the funeral was paid, in full, by the Marines. But after closing out her son's accounts, Jason's mother realized that the probate court had sent the proceeds of Jason's savings account to the funeral home, which is run by Jim Bostick.
"I called Mr. Bostick and I said, 'Well, the courts sent you my son's savings account.' He just kind of really blew me off a lot," Sepulveda said.
She said he didn't give her any receipts or bills and just kept the money.
In addition to his duties as mayor and member of the Ft. Lupton City Council, Bostick also owns two funeral homes. In his role with the city, he is heavily involved in overseeing the finances of the town.
Sepulveda took Bostick to court over the money he wouldn't return to her family. The judge's order in the case was final.
"She gave damages, interests, court fines, everything, and I assumed that if you go to court that you pay it," Sepulveda said.
But despite the judgment of more than $7,500, Bostick has refused to pay.
When 7NEWS Investigator John Ferrugia confronted Bostick and asked him why he was still holding money from the Sepulvedas, Bostick said, "I'm not holding the money for them. I don't want to be on camera right now."
But Bostick not only owes the Sepulvedas, he owes other people money.
"You've got other judgments out there. Do you want to talk to me about that?" Ferrugia asked Bostick.
"No, I don't," Bostick said.
In fact, court records show Bostick has several current unsatisfied debts to creditors from Greeley to Montana and that doesn't include money he owed when he filed bankruptcy in 2001. He claims he is trying to repay the money.
But Bostick didn't want to talk about the money he owes the Sepulveda family or whether, given his personal financial problems, he should be making fiscal decisions for the town of Fort Lupton.
"I want to know if you think it's appropriate for the mayor who has fiduciary responsibility to owe this kind of money," Ferrugia said.
7NEWS obtained letters written by Bostick to the family, saying that he would settle the debt.
"It got to the point where he would just not accept our phone calls and just say, 'I can't hear you, I can't hear you,'" Sepulveda said.
"You wrote. You said, 'I want to settle this,' and you never have. Why not?" Ferrugia asked Bostick.
"I don't recall ever writing letters to ..." Bostick responded. "Well, I don't recall that, no. Right off, I don't recall it."
Finally, using the same double-talk that has frustrated the Marine family, Bostick seemed to make clear he has no intention of settling the claim.
"It will be worked out with them," Bostick said.
"Worked out? You've been saying that for how many years? How many years have you been telling them that?" Ferrugia asked.
"I can't even remember when it happened," Bostick said.
"It's not a real top priority, is it?" Ferrugia said.
"Yes, it is a priority and I feel that it's money that I do not owe them," Bostick said.
"My son was in the Marines and he went there to do what was right for his country. I know for a fact that for somebody to actually steal from him is not right," Sepulveda said. "I feel like me, as a mother, I need to do this. This was my son's money and I'm not going to go away."
The mayor broke two appointments with 7NEWS and refused to talk with us before Ferrugia decided to go to City Hall for some answers. Despite his pledge to settle the issue, Sepulveda said Bostick still has not contacted her.
And despite his apparent questionable financial judgment, he is still involved in making fiscal decisions for the citizens of Fort Lupton. "
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******************************** Professor Francis A. Boyle "The National Case to Impeach President George Bush, Jr."
Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm 213 Gregory Hall** On the U of I Quad
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On Tuesday, March 28, the PRC will be hosting Professor Francis A. Boyle, arguing "The National Case to Impeach President George Bush, Jr." The event will begin at 7pm and will conclude with a discussion and a question and answer session.
George Bush, Jr. was returned to the U.S. presidency by voters convinced of his moral and leadership qualities. But his moral failures were exposed through the Downing Street Memo's proof of systematic lying concerning Iraq's possession of WMDs and their connection to al-Qaeda. And now, his leadership on the domestic front has been proved to be criminally negligent in response to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.
Only impeachment offers Americans a swift and appropriate recourse!
George W. Bush must be impeached for lying in leading the nation to war in Iraq. And President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff must be impeached for denying Equal Protection of the Laws to the Katrina Victims because of their economic status and race, in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
Francis A. Boyle is a leading American expert in international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American Implementing Legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court. Professor Boyle teaches International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign. His books include "The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy" and "Foundations of World Order: The Legalist Approach to International Relations 1898-1921." He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.
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Please pass this along to all you know as this is urgent for human rights and our very survival!!
Dear Friends, We must all Take Actions for the greater good of all elderly,children, poor, and disabled in America as if we do not, millions of Americans will be suffering even more due to these massive cuts in the Budget Reconicliation Plan, due for another vote in the House in January, 2006.
I you think this will not affect you, think again! And think of the millions that are going to become homeless, have to do without needed medications, and all vital human service programs that wiil be cut for children and families. This is the most horrid piece of legislation I have ever read and it is cruel and inhumane. Blessings, Dreama Runyon
Vice President Cheney provides Tie-breaking Vote to Ensure Passage of Senate Bill to Cut Services for Poor
Thank your Senators who voted against S. 1932, the Budget Reconciliation Act of 2005. All Democrats, one Independent and 5 Republicans (Snowe, ME; Collins, ME; DeWine, OH; Smith, OR; Chafee, RI) could not in good conscience support the almost $40 billion in cuts to human needs programs. The bill raises health care costs for the lowest income families, cuts child care for families moving from welfare-to-work, imposes new stringent work requirements for welfare recipients, cuts assistance for abused and neglected children, reduces funds for child support enforcement and increases the cost of student loans — and that's just for starters.
Because several provisions in the Senate bill were dropped due to Senator Conrad's (D-ND) insistence that the Senate follow its own rules — known as the Byrd rule — the House must now vote again on the final package. The House is not slated to meet for full roll call votes until they come back at the end of January, although they could call members back for votes before then.
TheHouse vote on this package in the wee hours of December 19 gave Republican moderates just a few hours to review the 774-page package and many voted for the bill out of sheer exhaustion and political pressure. And, 16 members missed the vote altogether! Now that the contents of the harsh proposal have come to light, we'll need to make another effort in January (unless they convene earlier) to persuade them to change their vote to no.
According to the National Women's Law Center, some of the cruelest cuts in the bill are:
Child Care/TANF: In renewing the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) programs, the bill imposes harmful new mandates that states meet a 50 percent work participation rate in their TANF program in order to avoid federal penalties, while providing woefully inadequate child care funds to help states meet these new mandates or maintain existing services. Indeed, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the cost to the states of meeting the work requirements is even higher than under the original House-passed bill! As a result, states will be under pressure to cut child care for low-income working families, impose tighter eligibility requirements for TANF and adopt stricter sanctioning policies-denying help to families who need it most. The final bill also imposes limits on the flexibility of states to develop their own policies for helping needy families using state funds-restrictions that were not in the original House bill.
Medicaid: Low-income families will face increases in co-payments and premiums to access health care services and medications, leading many to forego needed care. In addition, states would be allowed to cut back on health care services for poor women, including family planning.
Child Support: Federal funding for child support enforcement will be cut about $1.5 billion over the next five years. This is less than the $4.9 billion cut in the original House bill-but it still means that about $2.9 billion in child support owed to children will go uncollected over five years; about $8.4 billion in child support will be lost over ten years.
House Narrowly Passes Budget Cuts Despite minor changes, bill still slashes Medicaid, food stamps, child care, etc.
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In an effort to win the votes they need for their harmful package of over $50 billion in spending cuts to key anti-poverty programs, on November 17 House leaders made minor revisions to their budget bill. In the early hours of November 18, the House narrowly approved the package 217-215. In the House package, there will still be more hungry children, still families who can’t see a doctor, still parents who can’t get safe and affordable child care for their kids. Overall, one in every five dollars in the House bill comes from children’s programs. TAKE ACTION: Call Congress and tell your representative how disappointed you are at cuts that hurt vulnerable people. Ask them to tell colleagues on the Senate-House conferenc committee to adopt provisions of the Senate version, which does not cut Medicaid benefits or food stamps. You can plug in your zip code to the right to look up your representative’s phone numbers and call their offices directly. Key talking points:
“My name is ___________ and I live in [your town/city]. I am dissapointed that the House narrowly passed the reconciliation bill to cut $50 billion in vital services to vulnerable children and families, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, foster care, SSI and child support. I urge the representative to ask colleagues on the conference committee to adopt the Senate version of reconciliation.”
“I also urge the representative to reject the unfair, unwise and unaffordable tax breaks.”
“Now is not the time to cut programs that children and families need. We need to help kids do well now and we need to make sure they don’t inherit a legacy of debt; these cuts are the wrong choice. Thanks.”
The latest from Washington: For months, Congressional leaders have planned cuts in Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other important programs to fund tax breaks for the well-off. TheHouse leadership was not able to get enough votes to pass their package of $54 billion in harmful cuts last Thursday, November 10, because, in part, to the actions of RESULTS volunteers and many of our allies. In an effort to win over enough votes to pass their bill, House leaders made minor changes to their budget cuts package, and the bill passed narrowly 217-215 early in the morning of Novermber 18. According to a new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the latest House cuts include:
$9.5 billion in Medicaid cuts. “The House bill still would allow states to impose substantial new co-payment and premium fees on millions of low-income Medicaid beneficiaries, and to scale back substantially the health care services that the Medicaid program provides. The Rules Committee adopted one modification that reduces the co-payments that the poorest Medicaid beneficiaries could be charged. However, the Rules Committee left unchanged the two most serious problems in this part of the House bill — the very high co-payment and premium fees that Medicaid beneficiaries just above the poverty line could be charged, and the ways in which states would be allowed to cut back markedly on the health care services that Medicaid covers for those patients, including the elimination of Medicaid’s longstanding guarantee of covering all medical treatments that a low-income child is found to need in health care screenings. In fact, the modifications are so minor that they reduce by less than 2 percent — or just $100 million over five years — the cuts that would be made in Medicaid from increasing co-payments and premiums and cutting coverage for health care services.”
A dangerous welfare bill (H.R.240) unchanged from this morning’s revision. Unfortunately, the House package includes only a $500 million increase in child care and increases work hour requirements for TANF (welfare) participants. This will mean 330,000 children will lose child care assistance by 2010.
$800 million in cuts to the Food Stamp Program. “According to CBO, the House budget bill would still deny food stamps to 300,000 low-income people each month by 2008, and would cut basic food aid by $800 million over five years. This is the same number of people as would have been terminated from food stamps under the bill as originally reported from the Agriculture Committee. The bill would still deny food stamps by 2008 to 70,000 low-income legal immigrants and 225,000 other low-income people, most of whom are in low-income families with children.
The Rules Committee made minor changes in the food stamp “categorical eligibility” cut, so that states have the option to continue providing free school meals to children in families that lose food stamps under this provision. To do so, however, states would have to add a complicated new administrative procedure to their school meals programs, and history suggests some states and school districts will not do so. Moreover, this change would have no effect on the number of people who would lose food stamps under this provision. Some 150,000 to 170,000 low-income people still would be terminated from food stamps.
In 2008 and thereafter, the bill would deny food stamps to 70,000 legal immigrants, according to the CBO estimates; the only food stamp change that has been made in the bill reported by the Agriculture Committee is that 50,000 of these legal immigrants would lose food stamps immediately in 2006, rather than 70,000, as under the original Agriculture Committee provision.
We must send a clear message to members of the House that these cuts do not represent America’s priorities and will place an unfair burden on vulnerable children and families.
PLEASE URGE OTHERS TO CALL AS WELL! Our website also includes a Word flyer that you can copy and distribute to others, urging them to call. Also, see our Activist Info page for RESULTS’ “laser talks” for follow-up calls:
And, once you’ve made your call, check out our Take Action Now center: http://capwiz.com/results/ for other easy actions you can take to help build the political will to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. For more information about RESULTS and how you can make a difference, including our work in communities across the country for health care for all by 2010 while protecting the Medicaid program, please visit our website: www.results.org.
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family isn't directly
involved this time!
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behavior all of the
time? Is behaving
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