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Best ProLife Videos & Resources, Professor Yoest

We live in the sight and sound generation where information is gathered through the 'moving talking picture.' Here's how ProLife is changing the culture and the law. Abortionist reveals, 'Am I killing? Yes, I am' Who wants to be a millionaire? This abortionist did. Carol Everett did it for the money. Read more

Death Threat From ProChoicer Kathie M Stack

"Komen is Dead ...and you're next" is not good in any context in these troubled Read more

A Message to Garcia, by Elbert Hubbard: Management Delegation & Staff Initiative

Originally published in 1899, By Elbert Hubbard, this classic deserves a wide audience even in these more modern times. This is a timeless case study on management delegation and staffer initiative. A Message to Garcia By Elbert Hubbard In all this Cuban business there is one man stands out on the horizon Read more


Gilmore Promises To Blog from the White House If Elected President


Roxane and Jim Gilmore; Charmaine and Jack Yoest

April 2005 Governor Jim Gilmore promised to be the First Blogger-in-Chief, if sworn in as president. Gilmore addressed the weekly conservative blogger lunch today at the Heritage Foundation hoping to “talk over the heads of the standard press.”

Although Gilmore promised to start blogging; he did not promise to hire a blogger full time during the campaign. (I was hoping for a bit more pandering to this crowd, but it never was quite Gilmore’s style.)

Far from pandering, Gilmore continues his combative conservatism.

Which, these days, might just sell.

The former governor of the Commonwealth Virginia claims “a broad record of success” and states that “there is not a conservative in the race” besides him.

He might be right.

Except for being pro-choice thru the 13th week. So I ask him, “As governor you hired pro-lifers extensively in your staff, do you promise to do the same if elected president?”

Gilmore reminded us that no one has done better in “service to the pro-life community” and walked down his leadership list on pro-life initiatives:

1) A 24 hour waiting period for abortions,

2) Pushed stopping partial birth abortions,

3) Championed Hugh Finn.

Alert Readers will remember Hugh Finn sustained severe brain injuries from a car accident, and was comatose for 3 and a half years. After moving him to a Virginia nursing home, his wife Michele requested the removal of his feeding tube, but his parents and his six brothers filed suit to stop her.

Careful readers of this blog will recall the hyperventilating over “hyperalimentation” — feeding food and water through a tube — during the legal battle over Terri Schiavo’s case. In 1998, the Commonwealth of Virginia — and Governor Gilmore — confronted nearly exactly the same situation as that posed by Terri Schiavo for Florida and Governor Jeb Bush.

The Governor supported continuing Finn’s feeding tube, and the case went all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court which ruled in favor of Mrs. Finn.

Finn died eight days after the tube was removed.

Gilmore enjoys a pro-life record any pro-life candidate would envy.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger is pro-life. And campaigned for Gilmore, voted for him and served as his Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources while the governor was in office. Watched the Governor up close on the Hugh Finn case. Gilmore got this right.

James Gilmore Is Running For President: Can A Pro-Choice Republican Win?

Read on some of Gilmore’s management style at Y2K and The Management of Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath.

Gilmore may have been planning this for a while; see Americans for Freedom and Opportunity.

Also see Are Children at Risk in Red States?

Rob Bluey is the weekly host at The Heritage Foundation — be sure to read his report Jim Gilmore: The First Blogging President? at

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Reasoned Audacity: Celebrating Two Years and Speaking at Harvard

Today is the two year anniversary of the weblog Reasoned Audacity. This blog combines Charmaine’s Politics in Real Life with Your Business Blogger’s Business Sense, Military Precision and Timeless Truth.

We will celebrate the beginning of the terrible two’s by sending Charmaine on a plane north with The Dreamer for a lecture at Harvard. She will give a talk on conservative women and work.


Photo Credit:

Your Business Blogger

a Neanderthal, knuckle dragging

conservative husband who

insisted on The Little Woman

getting a Ph.D. Pictured is Charmaine simultaneously working on her Ph.D. in politics and caring for the baby Dreamer ca 1993. The classic Proverbs 31 woman.

From the Family Research Council,


FRC’S Dr. Charmaine Yoest to Address Conference at Harvard University

February 23, 2007 – Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2007 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Maria Donovan, (866) FRC-NEWS

Cambridge, MA – Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Vice President of Communications for the Family Research Council will be speaking Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the Conservative Women’s Conference presented by the Conservative Women’s Caucus at Harvard University.

WHAT: Conservative Women’s Conference

Dr. Yoest will deliver a speech entitled A Higher Ambition: Women at the Intersection of Sex, Power, and Purpose. She will discuss how the feminist political agenda harms women and the challenges that women face in the twenty-first century.

As a widely published author, political analyst, and frequent media commentator, she is working on her next book, A G.I. Bill for Moms: Mothers, the Market and the American Way. Her earlier book, Mother in the Middle (HarperCollins), was an examination of work/family and childcare policy.

As an expert on domestic and international social policy, Dr. Yoest has provided Congressional testimony before both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate.

WHO: Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Vice President of Communications for Family Research Council

WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2007

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Eastern

WHERE: Harvard Hall at Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Alert readers will be able to identify the laptop manufacturer Charmaine is using above. Comment correctly — or cleverly — and receive a nifty pen from Your Business Blogger.

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The Education Carnival is Up


And hosted by History Is Elementary, where,

Quite simply History Is Elementary is a site for history teachers and anyone who enjoys reading about history and history education. Posts include opinions, information on content, teaching strategies, and some of my day to day adventures in teaching

Grade her A+

While there, be sure to read Is Scrotum a Dirty Word?

Elementary Education is sounding and looking more and more like pornographic Higher Education.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger has an undergraduate degree in Education.

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Reasoned Audacity Milestone: 300,000 visitors!

Thank you so much for reading Reasoned Audacity!

If you think you were our 300,000th visitor — see below, please comment. The first commenter will receive a copy of Charmaine’s book Mother in the Middle: Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars, published by HarperCollins. If your comment is not the first, but is more clever than creditable, we might send you a book anyway.



Alert Readers will remember that Reasoned Audacity will be two years old in two days. We launched on 23 February 2005 writing about Tocqueville. And the freedom of association of blog writers and readers.

Thank you for reading at least one of our 1,197 posts.

We remain in your debt, Charmaine and Jack.


Bill Maher with Mother in the Middle.

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The Carnival of Business Intelligence Is Up

And is expertly hosted by Business Intelligence Lowdown. You must visit just to see how Sagar Satapathy took his site to over 19,000 hits per day in two months.

This is Business Intelligence.

While there also visit Seductive Statistics by Charles H. Green who provides a compelling review on a report from Edelman. It would be interesting to get Green’s analysis of Edelman’s “trust” work with Wal*Mart.

And also see Murad Ali’s article at The New Business World with a primer on SWOT. We often do not need to be taught, but we often need to be reminded.

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