Voter fraud? What voter fraud? Nothing to see here, folks. If you advocate for photo ID for voters then you are obviously a racist.
Ask yourself why the mainstream media isn’t all over this — or doing it themselves!
I am actually a fan of congressional gridlock. Less cooperation = less new laws to strangle the country and make our lives more complicated. But sometimes bipartisanship can be good. What is fascinating is how Obama ran his 2008 campaign pretending to want to unite people, when his career and his presidency showed the opposite. Yet his supporters don’t seem to notice or care.
Hopefully the independents will notice that Romney has an actual track record of working with people on the other side. Here’s a thorough analysis of how much better Clinton was at this than Obama. The potentially good news is that Clinton’s ability to work across the aisle got him re-elected, and Obama’s hypocritical failure to do so may result in his loss.
All these Obama fans at a political rally didn’t have a clue about Benghazi. But they will totally vote for Obama.
While Obama is trying to milk some ill-advised comments about rape and abortion made by a couple Republicans, what is lost is the pro-abortion extremism of him and his wife. She actually sent a fund-raising letterbased on her support for infanticide (though they call it “partial-birth abortion.”). Also see Obama supports late-term abortions, born-alive abortions and sex-selection abortions. That is extremism. Even most pro-choicers disagree with those positions.
The media is still playing the race card. Ann Coulter does a good job of refuting their arguments. Ever wonder why the media doesn’t report how much higher the black unemployment rate is under Obama?
It’s hard to evaluate Matthews’ slander inasmuch as it contains no facts. But if it’s conservatives and “the white working class in the South” who are burning with racial hatred, why don’t white liberals ever vote for black representatives in their own congressional districts?
Black Democrats apparently can get elected to Congress only from majority black districts, whereas black Republicans are always elected from majority white districts: Gary Franks, J.C. Watts, Tim Scott, Allen West and (we hope!) Mia Love.
How come white liberals won’t vote for a black representative? Why can’t a black person represent Nita Lowey’s district?
Democrats do nothing for black Americans except mine them for votes, ginning them up with tall tales about racist Republicans.
Free Contraception Reduces Pregnancy? An Adventure In Bogus Science — This is a good link to keep, as you’ll be hearing this bit a lot from the gullible.
A recent study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology is creating a collective orgasm in the Sandra Fluke wing of the Democrat party. This study purports to show that free contraception reduces not only pregnancies but abortions. This study is a prime example of the politically motivated crap that appears in low impact scientific journals. It is research by press release and agitprop masquerading as science.
The study is a monument to tautology. We often hear that 30 percent of medical costs occur in the last year of life and that most traffic accidents occur within a mile of home. The reasons for this is obvious. Most people don’t receive expensive medical care unless they are near death and about 100% of your driving is done with a mile or so of home. The results of the study are hardly surprising. Women using contraception tend to have a lower rate of pregnancies and because they aren’t pregnant there is no need to have an abortion. I think most of us knew, or at least suspected, that to be the case.
Public School Teacher Assaults Child During Islamic Indoctrination — Why no mainstream media coverage, even though she was charged with assault? Oh, because it is about Islam and a pro-Obama teacher forcing her religious and political views on her students.
[teacher Tara] Harris has a disturbing trend of “indoctrinating” students with Islamic teachings. She also said the teacher openly campaigns for President Barack Obama in the classroom.
When Bennett’s daughter couldn’t do the Islamic hand sign for “power and strength” properly after two straight days of instruction in place of reading and math class, Harris lost her patience.
“When she didn’t get it right, [Harris] went over and yanked her hand out of her desk and my daughter’s hand got hung up on the metal wire on her file folder and the skin got caught on it,” the mother explained, her voice cracking with emotion. “The other children saw my daughter’s hand dripping with blood after the teacher had gotten so mad that she went to twist my daughter’s hand into an Islamic sign.” …
The mother said her daughter told her that Harris “prays to Allah in Arabic” around five times a day in front of students and teaches them about Islam and how it is superior to other religions. …
Super freaks: When government runs health care: NHS offers sex tips to children as young as 13. In the U.S. we have Planned Parenthood fulfilling this role.
Teenagers as young as 13 are being given explicit sexual advice and tips on how to lose their virginity from a taxpayer-funded website and iPhone app.
The respectyourself.info website contains graphic detail about various sexual acts – including those that involve a man physically abusing his partner during sex.
On the website, which is targeted at those as young as 13, teens can take an ‘Are you ready quiz’ and answer a series of multiple-choice questions to assess whether they are prepared to lose their virginity.
This begins with exposing the lie of porn. We sin because we have “exchanged the truth of God for a lie” (Rom. 1:23-25). Porn is no different. Porn makes false promises. . . . We need to expose these lies. Then we need to show how God promises more.
The top 5 myths of Intelligent Design — A key to any productive conversation is ensuring you define your terms. One of the ways that evolution / creation / Intelligent Design conversations get off track is by misstating definitions (whether deliberately or not). The link has a great list. My favorite:
MYTH #4: ID uses a disguised form of the “God of the gaps” fallacy.
The true story: ID does not say “We don’t yet know how life emerged from non-life, therefore an intelligence must have done it.” Rather, it makes a two-fold argument: 1) Neo-Darwinian explanations for the emergence and divergence of life are sorely insufficient in their explanatory power and 2) there are features of nature, such as the specified complexity of the digital information in DNA, that are best explained by intelligent agency. We already know from direct experience how to detect intelligence in other branches of science, so inferring intelligence based on the same type of observed effects is completely reasonable. In scientific practice, we infer the existing cause that is KNOWN to produce the effect in question. Since biochemistry contains information, ID theorists infer that there must be an informer, because there are no other sources of information. Ironically, whenever a materialist says, “We don’t yet know how life emerged from non-life, but one day science will explain it,” they are actually using the Science of the Gaps fallacy.
Great video supporting natural marriage.
It is between him and God, of course, but killing unborn children for a living hardly qualifies as good fruit — even if you do go to church on Sunday.
And this guy didn’t just do abortions, he did “partial birth abortions,” AKA infanticide. The pro-aborts are mourning him and even holding vigils. Ugh.
And what kind of a church lets a guy like that be a member, let alone serve?
Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation’s few providers of late-term abortions despite decades of protests and attacks, was shot and killed Sunday in a church where he was serving as an usher.
As Melinda noted at Stand to Reason, Killing Abortionists Is Wrong. Period.
A friend pointed out the irony of this statement about Tiller:
The family said its loss “is also a loss for the city of Wichita and women across America. George dedicated his life to providing women with high-quality health care despite frequent threats and violence.”
said he was “shocked and outraged” by the murder. “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence,” he said.
Of course we shouldn’t resort to killing abortionists, but abortion itself is a heinous act of violence. If abortion isn’t violent, nothing is. It should be illegal, just as killing Tiller was illegal.
I saw one Christian writing that the murderer took away Tiller’s chance to repent. Don’t worry, folks, God is sovereign. No one will be able to claim that they just needed a little more time to repent and believe.
Another writer said to pray for his soul. Uh, sorry folks, too late for that.
Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment
Also see The Wintery Knight blog, which “strongly condemns all abortion-related violence, whether it’s committed against the born or the unborn,” while asking if it is rational for atheists to condemn his murder.
I subscribe to over 100 blogs. Well over a dozen have commented on this. I’ve yet to see one that didn’t condemn the murder, though I’m sure the MSM will ignore the clear and consistent principles of the pro-live movement and try to demonize and broad-brush us with this.
I wanted to update the post below with some thoughts based on the Zogby poll and an interesting discussion I had with a liberal over the holidays. I just let him ramble with his pro-liberal, pro-Obama, anti-business rant for a while.
Instead of pointing out the flaws in his facts and logic, which history demonstrates he would have ignored, I just asked a simple question: How much conservative media do you view or listen to?
His answer? “None.” It spoke volumes, and he knew it.
I calmly pointed out what I had mentioned in the post below, namely that I consume plenty of liberal media: My Yahoo feed is from Reuters and I update it many times each day, I read the very liberal Houston Chronicle, etc.
Does that make me right? No, but it proved beyond all doubt that only one of us takes the time to listen to both sides.
That response saved me a lot of time and frustration. I hope it planted a seed with him as well. If he has any intellectual honesty he’ll realize that if he only consumes liberal media then his views are likely to mirror their output. Brainwashing and indoctrination, anyone? Any critical thinking going on?
I am always a bit amused when someone accuses me of imbalance on my political reading / viewing habits. I have heard it from strangers on this blog and from friends and relatives. But who is really unbalanced here?
I refresh my Yahoo page countless times per day and scan the news headlines and articles. The source is Reuters, hardly a conservative outlet. I read the Houston Chronicle, which leans heavily left (they are strong supporters of Planned Parenthood, for example, and their religious section has lots of fluff pieces on pro-gay theology and such). I read pro and con editorials. I also read some liberal blogs, though they are virtually indistinguishable from the MSM views – e.g., 90+% pro-legalized abortion.
So while I read plenty of conservative blogs and sites, I get plenty of balance. I am familiar with the issues on both sides.
What is ironic is that those who accuse me of imbalance rarely read anything of a conservative nature. They are just mimicking what the media tells them.
The Bible teaches that we should pray for our leaders, so I do.
Along with praying for the safety of them and their families, I’m praying that the dreams of Obama and the rest of the pro-legalized abortionists will be haunted with visions of the carnage of one destroyed human being after another — both the unborn and the women who had abortions, as well as the children who survived abortions but were left to die.
I pray that it haunts them 24 x 7 x 365. Maybe after a few months of that they’ll change their views.
I also pray for hope and healing for those who were involved in abortions. Forgiveness is available in Christ.
Super-blogger Marshall Art commented on a recent post that the pro-life movement is fighting a multi-front war. I wanted to expand on that here.
I see three main fronts or areas of concentration:
- Service & support to help people and reduce abortions today
- Legal — fight FOCA and all its subsets, more conservative Supreme Court justices, etc.
- Education — homes, schools, churches, the media — anywhere!
1. Service & support to help people and reduce abortions today — Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which are also sometimes called Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs), are the most well-proved and effective way to reduce abortions today. There are many, many children alive today who would have been destroyed long ago if not for CPCs, not to mention the women and men who would be grieving over their actions.
Here is a thorough analysis of an article by Time magazine highlighting all the great things CPCs do for women and their families — all at no cost.
Even people who claim to be pro-choice should support CPCs. After all, these folks claim to want to reduce abortions. CPCs are non-political and are just trying to persuade women to exercise their option to choose life instead of death and to help the women during their time of need with pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, clothes, formula, all sorts of training (parenting, life skills, auto maintenance, etc.), post-abortion trauma counseling, etc. They also share the Gospel with those who are interested in hearing it, though everyone receives the same love and care regardless of their religious views.
Churches and individuals should support crisis pregnancy centers like CareNet with prayers, $$ and volunteer service. They save lives now and for eternity.
2. Legal — fight FOCA (the disingenuously named “Freedom of Choice Act”) and all its subsets and continue the push for more conservative Supreme Court justices. I’m not talking about a litmus test as Obama does (he will insist that they be pro-abortion). I just want people who don’t invent things that simply don’t exist in the Constitution.
We had made tons of progress on the Supreme Court in the last eight years, but the uninformed pro-life Christians and the pro-abortion Christians (must . . . resist . . . urge . . . to use . . . scare quotes) who voted for Obama set that back decades.
Some people mistakenly thought that the legal route wasn’t working. It was actually working well, but we needed to be patient. It took many decades to stop the slave trade and many more to make slavery illegal. In the same way, we must continue to fight the evil of abortion in a patient and systematic way.
It is a scientific fact that abortion kills an innocent human being. Therefore, it should be illegal (except to save the life of the mother, of course).
3. Education — homes, schools, churches, the media — anywhere! Make sure you are informed enough to defend the pro-life position. It takes a little time, but it can be done by anyone.
Pro-abortion reasoning is horribly flawed but with a 90%+ strongly pro-abortion media you don’t get a lot of balance. People need to be equipped to spot the fallacies behind the pro-abortion arguments. With a little training you can see the common themes they use. For example, virtually all pro-abortion arguments ignore the humanity of the unborn, the very thing they should be proving first but can’t.
Our church is giving out Randy Alcorn’s book “Why Pro-life?” on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 25th). Churches were able to get copies for only $1.60.
See Abort73.com for an absolutely stellar presentation of the pro-life position. Share it with friends. Blog on it. Add it to your blogroll. It has persuaded many pro-choicers to reconsider their views.
I enjoy teaching pro-life reasoning classes for CareNet volunteers and any interested local groups. It is amazing how little people know about how to defend the pro-life ethic and expose the fallacies of pro-abortion reasoning, but I’m always encouraged by how quickly they pick it up and are energized about being informed.
Don’t give up! The fight for life is worth it.
These claims came from a post at another blog.
What of the deaths that occur when abortion is illegal?
If some murderers die while committing crimes do we make those crimes legal? What of the deaths of the unborn that always die with “successful” abortions?
Seems abortions have been going on forever.
So have other forms of murder (see Genesis 4), but that doesn’t mean they should be legal, either.
I would rather my daughter who was raped (just an example) get a legal abortion in a very clean clinic verses a back alley wire hanger abortion.
How about if we kill the rapist instead of the child? Also, pre-Roe v. Wade most abortions took place in doctors’ offices, not back alleys. The back alley abortion with a coat hanger is largely an urban legend manufactured by pro-abortionists in the 60’s to advance their cause. According to the CDC there were 39 deaths due to abortion in the last year of data avaiable for Roe v. Wade, yet it was marketed as thousands.
The feminists bought it hook, line and sinker, and now consider it mandatory to have the right to kill their unborn children to prove their equality to men.
The clinics you refer to aren’t “totally clean.” People like Obama fight the standards that hospitals must adhere to.
Check out RealChoice to learn more about how “safe” abortions are. The media just doesn’t tell you about the deaths that occur today.
I would rather that a daughter that was sexually abused get a legal and safe abortion than bear a totally unwanted child to term.
Abortions for incest / rape (including statutory rape) often hide the crimes. Planned Parenthood is notorious for that.
Is it moral to destroy unwanted children outside the womb? Of course not. So the only question is, “What is the unborn?” If it is not a human being, then no justification for abortion is necessary. If it is a human being, then no justification is sufficient (except to save the life of the mother, of course, which is in concert with the pro-life ethic).
I would rather a known badly handicapped/deformed child be terminated instead of bringing a soul into a life of constant suffering.
Is it moral to destroy handicapped / deformed children outside the womb? Of course not. See the previous answer for the rest. Also, disabled people aren’t necessarily less happy than “regular” people, and they have lower suicide rates.
I would rather have the government keep out of, an off of, peoples bodies.
That ignores the human being getting destroyed. Why shouldn’t the gov’t protect her?
So you are opposed to government funded abortions then? Because Obama wants to repeal the Hyde Amendment and take away your “choice” of whether or not to fund abortions.