I don’t know why I was so slow on the uptake. As with most, I thought the argument was between pro life and pro choice. The fact is that there are at least 3, possibly 4 factions.
Whenever it is suggested that someone considering an abortion there is an element out there that absolutely objects to any consuling. If the suggestion is made to have an ultrasound, those that belong to the pro abotion group start going apoplectic. They will accept nothing less than a choice of death for the child.
Those that are truly pro choice would be in favor of the woman making an informed decision as with any other medical decision. However, when a woman visits an abortionist, he says, sign on the line and we will quickly resolve this little problem.
I don’t believe any so-called doctor making his living by killing can properly consule a 14 or 15-year-old. He has too much of a personal interest in it as do those who run the clinics.
I suspect that at least half those who are truly presented all the risks and facts woul chose life.
As an aside, all the babies, regardless of age, would choose life. On the other hand, the pro abotion person would always choose death, especially when the mother is Black.
As Joe and his cohorts keep saying that the border is closed, it reminded me of that great old Platters’ song The Great Pretender.
Then, again, that reminds me of another song, S’Wondful. In this day and time of such problems and distress, it’s so wonderful to have such a pretender in the Oval Office?
On the other hand, maybe we can take a cue ftom the Rogers and Hammerstein song and Whistle a Happy Tune. I do have two problems with that. I don’t whistle so well and I just can’t think of a tune that will work.
Then too, that would make me a pretender too if I just whistle and act as if Joe is doing a really great job.
There was a big build up to yesterday’s Jan 6 meeting. Looks to me like a big Broadway show where the audience left before the end of the 2nd act.
Because they didn’t do their due diligence, it all blew up in their faces. Their presentation had an aura of being absolute truth but within hours, folks with 1st hand knowledge started poking holes in the 2nd and 3rd hand testimony.
By logic, if the testimony is false in one point, it should be considered false in its totality.
The problem is that the committee has knowingly done their damage. Many do and will continue to believe the intentional lies, even should dozens counter the big fib.
By the way, it is one reason hearsay is not accepted in court. It is also a reason the committee should not accept hearsay.
Even worse, the committee never made any attempt to verify the statement of the witness. That is sort-of police work 101. All they needed to do was to make a call to the the Secret Service. Then again, that would have ruined their production.
On the other hand, they just destroyed what little credibility the panel had. Now, all they have is shame.
During court trials, hearsay is not normally permitted. It is a witness account of what someone else said.
It is rarely acceptable as evidence unless it can be somehow substantiated.
Normally I don’t watch the kangaroo court called the Jan 6th hearings but it was on the TV at the doctor’s office while I waited.
I couldn’t help but notice all the hearsay being entered as evidence. Indeed almost everything the witness said was hearsay. Moreover, some of it was hearsay of hearsay. It was not substantiated, none of it.
And they want us to believe it?
Even more important, how do we know she has not been threatened or, possibly, rewarded? We don’t and without cross examination, we never will. No one asked her.
It is why none of the so-called hearing should be believed.
As an aside, why do all those representatives have to have such irritating voices and mannerisms. It was all I could manage to keep from going up and turning off the TV.
1 more thing. Why can’t these representatives investigate important things, like why are drugs killing our youth faster than we can count them. Why don’t they investigate why we are short on baby formula? Why can’t they investigate why our border is open? Maybe they could find out why there were some districts that had more votes than voters. Maybe it’s because they are afraid of what they’d find. They just might end up seeing the obvious.
Why do my cats prefer dog food and my dogs go nuts over cat food?
I occasionally give my dogs a treat consisting of a small can of cat food and each dog grabs her can and runs off to her corner, making sure the other doesn’t steal her little treasure. When they are done, you’d think the cans went through dishwashers.
The cats are always determined to steal dog food, even though they know the k-9s will snarle and snap at them. The cats all much prefer the canned dog food.
I’m sure those experts know what they are doing when they make that stuff but I can’t help but wonder if they have something backwards.
As for me, I find them both equally revolting, in both sight and smell. Isn’t it amazing how those guys can make so much selling that stuff to us.
Many discourage the idea of voting based on one issue, especially abortion.
While there are some valid reasons for the logic, I would suggest that there is also good logic in voting for a pro life candidate.
First, it is the right thing to do. Abortion is literally the taking of human life. According to Fox News there have been 63 million abortions since 1974. That’s just wrong. Moreover, it has been intentionally racist. By a wide margin, most of those killed were minorities. With African Americans accounting for about 13 percent of those in the US, they account for roughly 60 percent of the abortions. The abortionists killed far more black children than the KKK ever hoped. And, ironically, the abortionists are held in high esteem…unlike the KKK, not that they deserve any respect.
Secondly, it is an indicator. It takes honesty, courage and integrity for a candidate to declare himself pro life. These are traits we should all demand of all of our leaders. In today’s society, it takes nothing to declare pro choice.
Finally, a person who is pro life most probably have the right perspective on most of the other issues. Therefore, the candidate who declares to be pro life is likely the true good mult-issue candidate, the one who is more believable. Case in point, can you ever believe anything Joe has said and look at all Trump did, true to his words.
Joe said that it was Trump’s fault. I’m sure he meant it to be derogatory. I’m sure he meant to cast desperation on the former president.
While I don’t speak for the former president, I am tempted to say that he might be tempted to smile and say, “Thanks.” To be sure President Trump would be glad to own his historic accomplishment. He did work for it very hard. It is a shame he will never receive the accolades he deserves, though he will get the blame. (Now, figure that out.)
As an aside I think we all should be thankful for President Biden’s plead to remain peaceful. After all, women can still have their children killed, though they might need to travel a little.
Joe says he’s disappointed with the high court’s decision on the 2nd amendment. That in itself tells me the court got it right. Joe never gets anything right, especially in the last decade or two.
I was watching The Five this evening as they opened with a discussion on The Supreme Court decision on carry permits. They quoted the mayor who said something like everyone will be afraid to go to sleep at night. To which Dana Perino asked “Why are they afraid of law bidding people? “
Gutfeld had his perspective with the contrast of fearing the armed law bidding people while they release criminals, armed or not.
Then there is the statement quoted about New York turning into the wild west. To this I have 2 questions. Isn’t that pretty much the case now. More importantly, what will the gun control crowd say when the shootings decrease after permitting more people to carry guns?
My guess is that they will do what they can to keep that stat well concealed.
Some forget the day when Obama said it would do no good in responce to the cry of the people to drill baby drill. However, I remember it well.
Today, we know he was wrong. President Trump turned the oil industry loose and they drove oil down to 30 dollars a barrel. At one point, the price was even driven negative for a few days.
Then Joe stepped into the Oval Office and declared war on fossil fuel and the price has more than doubled. It was no accident. It was by design and Joe will only be happy when American oil ceases.
He claims he wants the price of gasoline go down while he and his cohorts do all they can to drive the prices up and out of sight.
To get the price to receed is simple for those of us who remember, DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!
As an aside, do you notice how Joe blames the little guy running gas stations, Putin and the oil companies.
Some station owners are loosing money on gas sales. Putin is thrilled that Joe drove the price up. It is virtually financing his attack on Ukraine. And, of course, the oil companies would do much better if Joe would simply step out of the way.