"A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take away everything you have."

Monday, May 13, 2013

Late-Term Abortion, Kirsten Powers, and the Gosnell Trial

I am sharing this a little late, but it is still worth reading (if you haven't already).  Kirsten Powers wrote an excellent piece on the Daily Beast recently.  Aside from her NRA references I think it's very good.  Kirsten Powers is a Democrat and liberal, but she has an excellent perspective on late-term abortion.  She has received much criticism from the left on her positions, and it's very encouraging to see someone like her taking a stand.  Powers has held this position for some time, and I believe she was actually the one to bring the story of the Kermit Gosnell trial into the mainstream media and hence give it much more attention (though it still hasn't received as much coverage as it deserves).  The big Atlantic article by Conor Friedersdorf (which I also encourage you to read- it includes large segments from the grand jury report which shows just how bad conditions were at the Gosnell facility) came after he read her column in USA Today.  The media silence on the Gosnell horrors was so bad that Snopes.com actually published a piece on the urban legend site confirming that it was in fact true.

The Gosnell trial is in its 8th week, and the jury is in its third week of deliberations, considering 4 counts of 1st degree murder for infant deaths (several have already been thrown out by the judge since the start of the trial), one of 3rd degree murder, and many lesser charges.  Two House committees have begun investigations into similar poorly regulated abortion facilities throughout the country, prompted by the PA Department of Health's failure to properly investigate reports they had received for some time about the Gosnell abortion mill.   

***Update: As of this afternoon, Gosnell has been found guilty of 3 out of the 4 1st degree murder charges, guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a woman under anesthesia, and guilty of aborting 21 babies that were over the 24 week limit at which abortion is legal in Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ban assault pancakes!

My fellow citizens:

As president of the Take Your Rifles, Ammunition, and Naughty Things (TYRANT) Foundation, I am writing to you with grave concerns.  In light of recent events, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the infamous Baltimore Pop Tart Massacre, it is my goal to raise public awareness of a new menace to our children and our society: assault pancakes.

Unlike conventional firearms, such as handguns, assault rifles, and Pop Tarts chewed into the shape of a gun, assault pancakes are completely untraceable can be manufactured in an ordinary kitchen using nothing more than 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/4 cups milk, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon white sugar.  In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder...sorry, where was I?

Assault pancakes. Used in conjunction with high-calorie-capacity butter and syrup, these deadly weapons are capable of causing great harm to your health.  Excessive consumption of assault pancakes is known to cause type 2 diabetes, or in some cases, death.  Assault pancakes have also been known to cause distress to emotionally-unstable elementary school teachers.

To counteract this threat to the well-being of our children and hysterical teachers, TYRANT proposes the following legislative priorities:

  1. Restrict the purchase of flour to those over the age of 18 and require a 30-day waiting period.
  2. Declare any area within 100 feet of a diet clinic to be a pancake-free zone.
  3. Close the so-called "pancake breakfast loophole", which allows nonprofits, such as churches, to sell pancakes to the public without performing a background check.
  4. Provide stronger regulations against pancake manufacturers, such as IHOP and Bob Evans, who cater to impressionable children by including these deadly weapons on their children's menus.

If we stand strong and work together, we can keep our children safe from assault pancakes.  Please join TYRANT in the fight against this menace...this warm, fluffy, delicious, maple-flavored menace.  For the children.


Some Dude
TYRANT Foundation

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Late-term abortion death in Maryland

*Edit: I guess the title was inaccurate.  Any abortion involves a death.  But this one involved two.*
Natedawg has other things to do and has stayed out of politics and blogging these past couple of months.  But he wrote this brief comment to go along with the linked article, and I think it's well worth sharing.  We need to be sure as many people as possible know about these types of tragedies.  

"I got an email about this yesterday -- check out the link for the whole story. A 29-year old woman died of complications from a botched abortion performed on a 33-week old baby in Germantown, MD, after the abortion "doctor" Leroy Carhart could not be reached to provide follow-up care. This is not the first woman who has died at the hands of Carhart who specializes in "late-term abortions." 

A lot of people don't realize that in Maryland abortions can be performed for any reason at any stage of the pregnancy right up until the baby's birth. I don't know how anyone with a conscience could not be shocked and sickened by this entire story, from the legalized killing of a nearly full-term baby to the utter callousness of the care this woman received to the tragedy of her preventable death. 

This story needs to get attention in the press...hope lots of people show up for the prayer vigil/memorial outside of the abortion clinic on Monday at 9 am."

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Women in Combat

In the past few days, Defense Secretary Panetta and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have lifted the ban on women serving in combat.  There are no no more gender barriers on military jobs. This certainly opens up the possibility that women may be included in a future draft.  Panetta appears not to have fully considered this part of the issue.  The feminists want us to think that men and women are the same.  They aren't.      

A friend (whose husband is military) shared this link on Facebook. I think it's definitely worth a read.  The woman veteran in the post writes about issues with the standards that must be met by any member of the military, the conditions that they face, and the problems that would most certainly arise from putting men and women together in these conditions.  She also discusses the cultural tendency of men protecting women that still exists, no matter how much the politically correct feminist types would like to ignore it, and the problems this would create in a combat situation.  She closes with this statement:  

"I say again, I would have loved to be in the infantry. I think I could have done it physically, I could’ve met almost all the male standards (jumping aside), and I think I’m mentally tough enough to handle whatever came. But I would never do that to the men. I would never sacrifice the mission for my own desires. And I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if someone died because of me."

Sending women into combat is a very concerning, though perhaps not very surprising, move.  One wonders what might happen if there were to be a draft and women were included.  Certainly there would be significant resistance, but would it be enough?