Savage’s Abortion Facetiousness vs DeBlasio’s Determination

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My email filled up yesterday with people carrying on about Dan Savage, and his absurd off-the-cuff remarks delivered during a "Festival of Dangerous Ideas". If you missed it, here's what he said: C'mon, that's a toss-off; he's clearly not serious but merely playing to a goofy crowd eager to think of itself as subversive and brave and oh, so intellectual, by listening to "dangerous ideas" that are not dangerous at all. To say "Population Control! Too many people on the planet!" to that … [Read more...]

“Hey, KILL your autistic kid, because he’s ANNOYING ME!!!!!! And my NORMAL kids!!!!!”

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Well, we've reached a new nadir; Click to enlarge. That's a letter left for the family of boy with autism. By someone who is raising "normal" children. The "pissed off mother!!!!!" who wrote this awful, sick, miserable diatribe has broken one of Elmore Leonards rules or writing: 5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose. More importantly, in demonstrating her terrifyingly utilitarian outlook that … [Read more...]

Is Thinking What Makes Babies? Harris Perry Says So – UPDATED

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I'm sorry, but something about this woman just creeps me out. Perhaps it is because her beauty seems incongruous to her person, which screams "perpetual 14 year old". You have to go here to watch her and hear her. It's so bizarre: “When a pregnancy is wanted...it is easy to think of the bump as a baby." As opposed, I guess to something vegetative, or lupine? I'm perfectly aware that "the bump" is a trendy bit of word-play -- the first (and necessary) step toward dehumanizing a … [Read more...]

“Only Bad Guys Hate Babies”

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And with that, Simcha Fisher speaks truth: I've had a woman hold a door for my double stroller and hiss, "You have too many children." My friends have been lectured in their church parking lots about their irresponsible breeding behavior. They've been glared at for the high crime of bringing children into a supermarket. People get up and change seats with a groan of disgust when we come into a waiting room, as if the pretty little toddler in sandals and a sundress is covered in oozing … [Read more...]

Hated the Red Shoes, but Pink Sneakers are to Die For!

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When Pope Benedict XVI abdicated his papacy and was succeeded by Pope Francis, one particular fact seemed to delight the press -- and Benedict-haters -- more than any other: Francis was not wearing the red shoes! Google his red shoes (once incorrectly reported and forever incorrectly misunderstood to be Prada-made) and it feels like more was written about them than Benedict's encyclicals, his books, his travel, his kissed babies. Those red shoes drove secularists, and some Catholics crazy, … [Read more...]

Using Gosnell to Snip at Obama, or the Press? – UPDATED

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"If these children are being born alive, I have confidence that a doctor..." That is part of State Senator Barack Obama's argument, in 2003, as to why he would not support any sort of legislation insuring medical care for babies delivered during botched abortions. More completely, he said: I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who … [Read more...]

Writing on Gosnell Media Blackout in 2011 -UPDATED

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On twitter yesterday, it was mildly irking to see a few tweets in my timeline from people like Kevin Drum and I forget who else, basically saying, (essentially) "oh, yeah? Well, if the Gosnell story was such a big deal, why weren't any of you people writing about it in 2011, huh? Answer that! Burn!". It was pretty easy to do a quick search and send him links of this blog and Hot Air and Michelle Malkin and others, writing multiple times of Gosnell in 2011, and even 2012. But here's a piece … [Read more...]

Media Assist: Easy, Logical, Fair Angles to Pursue on Gosnell Story – UPDATED

Empty seats reserved for press at Gosnell Trial. Photo credit: JD Mullane, news writer and columnist, Bucks County Courier Times, The Intel, Burlington County (NJ) Times.

So, something happened yesterday, something I have been praying would happen, regarding many stories, for years -- at least since the death of Tim Russert. A mainstream reporter looked up from headlines full of spin, distraction and politically expedient, empty themes ("war on women!") and said, essentially, "why the hell is this absolute horror in our midst not on every front page?" The reporter was Kirsten Powers, who reached her breaking point with the Kermit Gosnell Butchering of Women … [Read more...]

Baby Screaming After Gosnell Abortion: only of “local” interest

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There is a saying in the news industry: "if it bleeds, it leads..." But not always. Perhaps the saying should be changed to, "if it bleeds and is politically expedient it leads, otherwise, it gets buried. For instance, you might remember the story of Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania abortionist who was charged with killing at least one women and multiple (perhaps hundreds) of late-term babies in his "practice. Gosnell performed late-term abortions, marveling once that a baby was "so … [Read more...]

“Who hates me loves death…”

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I tripped upon this post from 2010 and re-read this from Proverbs 8:32-36 So now, O children, listen to me; instruction and wisdom do not reject! Happy the man who obeys me, and happy those who keep my ways, Happy the man watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts; For he who finds me finds life, and wins favor from the Lord; But he who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” That's some great lectio for this morning! … [Read more...]


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