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#889593 Apr 18, 2013
Choose your horror: Boston or Philly?
No one wants to talk about abortion in America.
At least regular people don't.
We want the issue to go away or we want it to be settled law. Anything so we can stop talking about it.
We want abortion to be anywhere but in our mind's eye. Behind an ivory clinic door where no one but a woman and a doctor have to know about it.
We want to tie a bow around Roe v. Wade and call it progress. No matter what the new 3-D sonograms show.
Then a horror story like Philadelphia comes along and threatens to break our collective trance.
La, la, la. How 'bout them Mets?
Even the Boston bombing comes as cruel relief to those unwillingly learning the details of what happened behind the doors of a Philadelphia abortion clinic. Three confirmed dead in a wanton terrorist attack, including an 8-year-old boy. More than 100 wounded. And yet Boston is somehow an easier story to watch. It's easier to read even about terrorism than about sadism and infanticide.
In Philadelphia, a Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for murdering seven babies and one patient at the abortion clinic he operated. Gosnell butchered the babies, according to testimony, because they had the temerity to survive his attempt to kill them in the womb. God help those children after they breathed air into their lungs. If you shut your eyes and listened to the trial transcript, you could confuse it for excerpts of the Josef Mengele trial. I forced myself to look at a post mortem photo of one infant who had initially survived Gosnell's abortion. I wish I hadn't.
La, la, la.
The Gosnell trial is the kind of news we don't want to hear about. It is painful and inconvenient. No one wants to think about late-term abortions, survivable abortions. They begin to unravel that tightly tied bow. Fewer want to get involved in the issue because it would make us one of "those people."
Northeast Republicans like me certainly don't.
Enter the fray and be tagged an "anti-choice extremist." It'll cost us 10 points in an election, so we look away. We say things like "it's the deficit, stupid." We pretend not to know about the extremism going on inside clinic walls across America. We whisper to each other privately about the videos of babies in the womb smiling, laughing and scratching their noses at 20 weeks.
Something doesn't add up, but it's settled law.
The issue is decided. Right?
Pro-choice groups definitely aren't talking about Philadelphia. Not one peep. They must be glued to the Boston story.
The Philadelphia story -- this Philadelphia story -- has been so ignored that it's become famous for it, thanks to brave Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers, a former Democratic consultant. She took on the media for its failure to cover the story, and slowly the empty press section at the trial began to fill up. It's hard to blame the press, though. No wanted to hear the bury-your-face-in-your-hands facts of the case anyway.
Then Boston happened. A horrific story in its own right. Just in the nick of time.
#889597 Apr 18, 2013
No one knows what to do with a person who has a mental illness or disorder; no one knows when or if that person will snap. What's the solution? Open up state hospitals again and start committing people to a life of institutionalization?
Adam Lanzas mother was obviously misguided by her love for guns; so much so that she stayed in denial that her son was in the basement practicing this for years. I hope those familes sue her estate and her husband for every single cent they have.
BTW, what caused the shyt to fly in Texas?
#889600 Apr 18, 2013
TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS...TELL YOUR FRIENDS...HEY TELL YOUR ENEMIES...THERE IS PHONY, LYING SOB FOREIGNER IN THE WHITE HOUSE...AND GUESS WHAT..HE HATES AMERICA!...
FORGER! FELONY FRAUD! INELIGIBLE TO SERVE! CRIMINAL IMPOSTER RUNNING AMERICA!
SHOCKING! USURPER CAUGHT RED-HANDED! A Law Enforcement Investigation Proved Obama's Birth Certificate and Selective Service Registration Card are Both Forgeries. Obama Jailed an Officer for Asking to See Them. Obama Claimed He was Born in Kenya for 17 Years. In 2008, while Vetting McCain, Congress Ruled Presidents Must Have Two US Citizen Parents. Obama Signed This Resolution. Obama's "Birth Certificate" Says His Dad was Kenyan. SO OBAMA'S INELIGIBLE! Let's Arrest Him Now!
#889601 Apr 18, 2013
Okay, you keep coming from the angle that the proposal for new gun legislation is Infact, a run on law abiding citizens 2nd amendment rights. How about this, if your lawfully possessed weapon is stolen, & used in a crime, you as well as the criminal will be held responsible, so if it's murder, you will receive life as well! You folks think being lawful allows you the right to be irresponsible. It's your children that's ,stealing your guns, & you think somehow you're not responsible. It's your family & friends that's stealing your guns, & you think somehow you're not responsible. It's your weapons that winds up in the hands of criminals over 50% of the time, but somehow you feel you're not responsible. There's a law that says if a person you're with, whether you know or not, commits a crime (murder or robbery), you're held responsible by association. So should it be for your carefree attitudes regarding gun rights. If y'all knew you would be held responsible, I'm willing to bet, you would insert your own personal gun laws, in fear of the consequences. Empathy is an emotion felt with the heart. One can't think empathy, & because your minds in front of your spirit, you don't know the true meaning of the word, or don't know how to apply it in your life. These are people who lost their children, & love ones just pleading with America to make it harder for guns to wind up in the hands of the unintended, & y'all somehow turn this into Obama wanting to take your guns. Y'all should be ashamed!
#889603 Apr 18, 2013
Anyone see a photo of Paul Kevin Curtis?
#889609 Apr 18, 2013
Joe Scarborough: Senators Who Rejected Gun Background Checks Will 'Pay At The Polls'
#889612 Apr 18, 2013
"I'm sick and tired of people on Capitol Hill that I've known for a long time that I've respected, I'm sick and tired of them insulting my intelligence, acting like I am stupid enough and you're stupid enough and 90% of americans are stupid enough to believe that this bill would lead to a national registry! I hear it all the time! Hey, the bill itself puts people in jail for up to 15 years. If they keep these names and start a national registry. It's offensive. It's stupid. And, Mika, you know what? In the long run, all of those people that voted for a more dangerous America are going to pay at the polls. Mark my words. This is going to come up and it's going to hit them in the face."
#889614 Apr 18, 2013
Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough. Later, he turned to his own party, adding:
Mark it down, this is going to be a turning point in the history of the Republican Party as well. And let those out there chattering, let them chatter away all they want to and scream like hyenas. This party that killed this background check yesterday this party is moving toward extinction. A new Republican Party is going to replace it. And this is going to be a vote that people will look back on and say,That party, that extremism, that was unsustainable.
#889615 Apr 18, 2013
#889616 Apr 18, 2013
April 17th, 2013
Statement on U.S. Senate Defeat of Manchin-Toomey-Schumer Amendment
Chris W. Cox
Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.
The NRA will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats who are committed to protecting our children in schools, prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, and fixing our broken mental health system. We are grateful for the hard work and leadership of those Senators who chose to pursue meaningful solutions to our nations most pressing problems. The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small
person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great
equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the
equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed. When the British forgot that they got a revolution. And, as a result, we Americans got a
Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were
determined, would keep men free. If we give up part of that
Constitution we give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all.Ronald Reagan
#889617 Apr 18, 2013
Great idea, why don't you go to the White House and do it? We'll watch you on the news!!! Stupid retardican.
#889620 Apr 18, 2013
Argo eff yerself
#889623 Apr 18, 2013
You're just flat out dumb! Look outside, an alien is peeking through your window! Nut job, you believe anything anybody tells you. I'll tell you what, go ahead, go arrest the president. Do America some justice. Try it, so the CIA can blow your brains out.
#889627 Apr 18, 2013
are You really that dense?
#889630 Apr 18, 2013
Did Reagan support an assault-weapons ban?
#889632 Apr 18, 2013
I mean the secret service.
#889634 Apr 18, 2013
Why I'm for the Brady Bill
By Ronald Reagan
"Anniversary" is a word we usually associate with happy events that we like to remember: birthdays, weddings, the first job. March 30, however, marks an anniversary I would just as soon forget, but cannot.
It was on that day 10 years ago that a deranged young man standing among reporters and photographers shot a policeman, a Secret Service agent, my press secretary and me on a Washington sidewalk.
I was lucky. The bullet that hit me bounced off a rib and lodged in my lung, an inch from my heart. It was a very close call. Twice they could not find my pulse. But the bullet's missing my heart, the skill of the doctors and nurses at George Washington University Hospital and the steadfast support of my wife, Nancy, saved my life.
Jim Brady, my press secretary, who was standing next to me, wasn't as lucky. A bullet entered the left side of his forehead, near his eye, and passed through the right side of his brain before it exited. The skills of the George Washington University medical team, plus his amazing determination and the grit and spirit of his wife, Sarah, pulled Jim through. His recovery has been remarkable, but he still lives with physical pain every day and must spend much of his time in a wheelchair.
Thomas Delahanty, a Washington police officer, took a bullet in his neck. It ricocheted off his spinal cord. Nerve damage to his left arm forced his retirement in November 1981.
Tim McCarthy, a Secret Service agent, was shot in the chest and suffered a lacerated liver. He recovered and returned to duty.
Still, four lives were changed forever, and all by a Saturday-night special -- a cheaply made .22 caliber pistol -- purchased in a Dallas pawnshop by a young man with a history of mental disturbance.
This nightmare might never have happened if legislation that is before Congress now -- the Brady bill -- had been law back in 1981.
Since: Dec 08
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#889635 Apr 18, 2013
I'm not the one talking to that idiot.
Since: Dec 08
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#889644 Apr 18, 2013
I meant to tell you the other day that I live just off the James River here in Hampton Roads. The history of this nation's early life on is all around me.
Since: Feb 08
#889646 Apr 18, 2013
Cut the BS. Fox News dominated the cable news rankings during the disaster in Boston. More than 2 1/2 times MSNBC for instance during the O'Rielly show.
Why do you fib?
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