Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sause for the Goose?

It is so often the case that media liberals have one set of rules for themselves
-- and another for everyone else.

In it’s endorsement of Barrack Obama the Chronicle wrote his election will reinstate the Constitution which under President George Bush evidently had been suspended. The Chronicle weakly declined any attempt to substantiate that preposterous assertion. Now ironically that the Chronicle’s man has indeed taken office, the First Amendment itself is authentically under full frontal attack. --And no one at the Chronicle cares.

Unlike the Chronicle, I will be specific. Certain liberal lawmakers like U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) want to shut down talk-radio by reconstituting the misnamed “Fairness Doctrine”. Interestingly enough this doctrine does not apply to liberal print media and won’t apply to the liberal broadcast news outlets like CBS. It will only effectively apply to Fox News and AM Radio stations. If passed there won’t be anymore conservative outlets of news and opinion except for the internet.
According to NewsBusters, U.S. Representative Henry Waxman is already at work on clamping down on conservative internet sites.

The Chronicle and the rest of the MSM predictably will argue that they provide alternative points of view like Dowd Muska’s opinions from time to time. That’s not the whole truth. The editors can always substitute Muska’s op-ed if he makes his argument a little to well. Also I am keenly aware of one instance where the Chronicle refused to run a story about an overzealous Obama supporter that twice vandalized my car. The Chronicle did however print a front page story on some Obama signs that were stolen in Ashford and delicately let it be assumed that Republicans were responsible.

So much for the concept of equal time. The Chronicle's editor protected his candidate by not only minimizing my story to a mere letter to the editor but also by taking out criticism of himself. The Chronicle literally took the words out of my mouth
and made certain no one heard them.

Liberals always reserve the right to silence opinions it deems to dangerous to be heard even when the outcome seems assured for their side. Let’s keep that in mind when they speak next of “fairness”.


Bird Brain of the Month

"I think that the blogs have poisoned the political atmosphere in such a way that I never saw this kind of anger and hatred in 2000. In 2008, I was impressed by how angry it got. But you know elections have gotten nasty. I do think that blogs have really given people a place to, I don't know, maybe it's therapeutic for them. But it’s really gotten them fired up in a way. They talk to each other online and then they get worked up and then they go meet each other at rallies. And I just feel like the Internet has really changed the climate at the political rallies. Because I remember the Bush rallies as being fun. But you know, a lot's happened. 9/11 and all that poisoning the well. The whole partisan Bush years and the war poisoned the well. A lot of other things contributed. You can't just blame the blogs".

--Alexandra Pelosi

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Obama's Warm Blanket

The abortion cheerleaders like to say that no one is "pro-abortion" but sadly that is not the case. I have never been completely comfortable with abortion even in the early stages. When a debate came on TV about abortion I have always rooted for the pro-life speaker. When the issue of partial birth abortion came to light I promised myself if the Supreme Court did not uphold the federal ban on this procedure I would switch sides. While the court did rule it constitutional (which it certainly is) I ended up changing my mind anyway when I found out about abortion survivors. Babies separate and apart from the egg-mother were being left to die from neglect -- or worse.

What could be the excuse now for killing the baby now that the mother's body is not in the equation?

How can this happen in America? I am now a reformed pro-choicer and the two people I have to thank for that are President Obama and Gianna Jessen.

If Obama had his way Gianna would have been given a "warm blanket" and wheeled into some corner to die from neglect. Obama thinks people like her have less rights than stray dog.

Gianna ran commercials exposing Obama's record and he now says he is favor of taking care of babies "no matter how they came into this world" (and he always has). Of course that's a bold faced lie. Obama claims the Illinois legislation that gave aborted babies born alive full citizenship, where he voted "present" on passage, undermined Roe V. Wade.

True. But that would be the case no matter how the legislation was worded. By recognising that a baby can be taken from the mother and he or she is still alive proves that these are people. Its not a complex question. The compassion for these children undermines Roe V. Wade.

I am reminded of the Gary Larson Far Side cartoon where a scientists draws a cow on the blackboard with the words "cow" and the caption reads "Yes, I believe we have a question in the back".

Here are Gianna's story in her own words:

"My biological mother was seven-and-a-half months pregnant when she decided to abort me. I don't know why she made that decision. It was 1977. She and my biological father were 17 at the time and weren't married.

She went to a clinic in Los Angeles and had a saline abortion. A salt solution is injected into the mother's womb, which the baby gulps. The solution also burns the baby inside and out. The idea was that within 24 hours she would deliver a dead baby. But, by the grace of God, I survived.

The abortionist wasn't on duty when I came into the world. Had he been there, he would have ended my life with strangulation, suffocation or leaving me there to die, which was considered perfectly legal up until 5 August 2002 in the United States. Now, a child who has survived an abortion must receive proper medical care. The abortionist had to sign my birth certificate. He had to acknowledge a life that just hours before he was trying to end.

The only person even remotely concerned about my well-being was the nurse. She called an ambulance and had me transferred to a hospital. I was placed in an incubator weighing two pounds. They didn't expect me to live.

After several months they decided that I had a tremendous will to live. I was placed in the foster care system and at 17 months was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to lack of oxygen while I was being burnt alive for 18 hours in my mother's womb. I was 32lbs, couldn't move and they said that I would just be a vegetable for the rest of my life.

My foster mother, Penny, decided that despite what the doctors were saying, she would work with me. She did my physical therapy three times a day and I began to hold up my head, sit up and crawl. Eventually, at the age of three-and-a-half, I was able to walk with a walker and leg braces. That was the age at which Penny's daughter, Diana, who was then in her thirties, adopted me.

I'm 28 now and work as a musician in Nashville, Tennessee. I still walk with a limp and fall occasionally. But I've just completed my first marathon and will be running the London Marathon next April to raise funds for children with cerebral palsy. I'll be running on behalf of Stars Organization Supporting Cerebral Palsy.

Diana told me about my past. I had always had this sense that there was more to my life story. I was always asking her why I had cerebral palsy. You would have thought that I would be fine with her answers because I was a premature baby or that I had experienced a traumatic birth.

But when I asked her again when I was 12 she asked me whether I really wanted to know and I said yes. When she explained it to me, my reply was typical of a 12-year-old. I just said, at least I have cerebral palsy for an interesting reason. My mother said a good thing: that instead of focusing on the fact that you almost died, rejoice in the fact that you are alive. And I do.

When I was 17, Diana met my biological mother and communicated very clearly to her my forgiveness. I'm a Christian. I believe that bitterness eats up your life. I want to be the opposite of bitter. I never wanted to meet her. Penny has loved me so well I don't feel the need. I don't know much about the meeting, only that she didn't ask for forgiveness from me and that she had another abortion later.

I started speaking out about abortion when I was 14, and on Tuesday I will be speaking to a parliamentary meeting at the House of Commons about it. I believe that it's important when something like this has happened to you to present the truth about not just abortion, but also about what a tremendous life you can possess through overcoming weakness.

I don't believe that killing is a right. I am completely against abortion in any circumstance, including rape.

Even though rape is a horrific crime I do not believe that a child should have to pay for the crime. I don't believe that abortion in that case will solve a problem. In fact I have met people who are the product of rape and they say they are very glad to be alive. If abortion is merely about women's rights then what were mine? There wasn't a radical feminist yelling about how my rights were being violated on that day.

Every day I thank God for life. I do not consider myself a by-product of conception, a clump of tissue, or any other of the titles given to a child in the womb. I do not consider any person conceived to be any of those things. I have met other survivors of abortion. They are all thankful for life.

Today, a baby is a baby when convenient. It is tissue or otherwise when the time is not right. A baby is a baby when miscarriage takes place at two, three, four months. A baby is called a tissue or clumps of cells when an abortion takes place at two, three, four months. Why is that? I see no difference.
I believe that I am living proof that abortion is the killing of a human being. My biological mother felt that she was entitled to a choice 28 years ago that she thought would only affect her. And yet I bear the mark of her choice every day of my life with my cerebral palsy. Although I don't hold it against her, I think it's important for people to think about that before they make their decision".


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