Saturday, April 19, 2008

This Blog Is Being Shut Down

Temporarily, this blog is being shut down. Tuesday evening, at 10:09 PM, my dad passed away, after suffering a massive heart attack. I don't have the inclination to run this blog, my other blog, take care of my mom, and homeschool all at the same time. One of them has to go, at least temporarily, and this is it.

I will be back periodically, especially over important issues and the election. Please don't take this as a personal snub, but my mom, husband, and daughter all come first.

Mom knew my dad ever since she was 5 years old, and that's a long time. That is more than a lifetime, knowing each other for 63 years.

My dad also cheated death in 1965, after having a head-on collision on the Kosciusko Bridge in NY. Mom had to deal with two babies, me and dad, as he had to relearn how to do everything in order to live.

Here we are at the West End Fair last year.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Obama Rally At ESU

Article here

"With two weeks to go, Sen. Barack Obama is knocking on the door of a major political upset in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary," Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

Pollsters have noted Obama's strong support among both black and young voters.

"I cannot recall another candidate in the past couple of decades that had such consistent support from young people," Scott Keeter, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center, told the Associated Press.

On Tuesday, Obama's supporters appealed to the idealism of young voters. Audrey Hocker, executive director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Political Action League who is on the ballot as an Obama delegate, likened the civil rights movement she experienced 40 years ago to the efforts now afoot for Obama.

"I heard a clarion call for change similar to what I'm hearing right now," she said. "Bring change on every level to this nation — ring a bell, tell a friend, call a relative."

Young voters at the rally who supported Obama said they did so because of their perceptions of him and his candidacy, as much as for his positions.

"I think our country is in need of change," said Mark Blanco, 23, a senior majoring in sociology and criminal justice. He said he was most concerned about the economy and the affordability of college, and that Obama's candidacy was moving him to vote in a national election for the first time.

These statements prove the lack of intelligence among many of our young people at these liberal colleges.

How blacks can possibly support him is beyond me, when he is in partnership with PP. You know, that racist organization that was founded by Margaret Sanger. The one who called blacks "inferior", not to mention the eugenics program she founded (currently PP).

I've confronted some of these young people on these issues, and noted their pro-life counterparts argument against Obama. They're blinded by the "change" movement.

Let's pray the pro-life young people will offset this stupidity.

Embryonic Stem Cells Research Not Successful

While pro-life advocates have repeated the mantra for years that embryonic stem cell research hasn't helped a single patient while adult stem cells have already been used in humans afflicted with dozens of diseases, a leading scientist in England is beginning to admit defeat.

Lord Patel of Dunkeld, the chairman of the UK National Stem Cell Network and a chancellor at Dundee University, says embryonic stem cell research is simply not working.

He conceded in an interview with the Scotsman newspaper that the controversial science may never deliver new treatments for diseases.

"In terms of embryonic stem cell therapy, there is currently no such therapy that is available in a large number of patients," he said.

Patel also admitted scientists may never be able to overcome the hurdles -- such as the development of tumors or immune syndrome rejection issues -- that plague embryonic stem cell research and make it risky in humans.

Haven't we been saying this all along? Do these "scientists" think they will get away with research for much longer, when it's clear adult stem cells have been a proven success?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

PR Letter To The Editor

A letter as it appeared in the Pocono Record, April 7, 2008:

Editor, the Record:

I would like to respond to the general misconception, often represented on this page, that all Democrats support abortion rights. I do not personally support abortion, and by all means do not support the death penalty. State sanctified murder is still just that — murder. Oddly enough, those very individuals who decry a woman's right to choose, fully support the death of innocent soldiers in a war based on lies.

Those of us against the war are often labeled "unpatriotic" or worse yet, "stupid." Often, contributors to this page are very selective in their morality. It would seem that some believe they have the divine power to tell others what to think. Furthermore, it is arrogant to stereotype people into one group, one that supports a specific political viewpoint. That Marine motto, Semper fi, can be said by all who love this country, not just a select few.

Not only is the letter writer completely incorrect, but so are some of the commentators on this letter.

I would never compare the life of a soldier who volunteered and chose as his/her profession to that of an unborn child. The soldier is trained, and is getting paid by our government to perform a service. Part of the job description is the possibility of being killed. If he/she didn't bargain for such a high price, then that person should not have signed on for what they wanted to be an "easy ride". You can't have your cake and eat it too, which is why military service should never be taken lightly.

As to the wacko comments of the pro-death crowd to this letter: yes, abortion is legal, but it ain't staying that way! Look at the age of the pro-life crowd, and the number of young med students who refuse to perform abortions. This holocaust will be over sooner than you think.

One Year Anniversary Of Mexico City Legalized Abortion

While 6,400 little lives have been snuffed out in the course of the year, 3,100 were saved. Twenty-two women were injured, and 8 died as a result of their abortions.

Does this sound like responsible "reproductive choices" for women? I don't think so.

Pope Says Church Must Minister To Post-Abortive Women

Who do these women turn to, during their suffering after an abortion? The pro-life movement, as they've been abandoned by the so-called pro-choicers. The women need to be treated with respect and dignity, not laughed at or told to "get over it".

It's no wonder many of them become pro-life after their abortions.

NRLC Supports John McCain

NRLC officials said pro-life voters should be very concerned about an Obama or Clinton presidency.

"Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton have strong positions and voting records in favor of abortion on demand and strongly support the appointment of only U.S. Supreme Court Justices who favor Roe v. Wade," the pro-life group explained.

Those differences are so significant and will affect so many lives of women and unborn children that NRLC officials told supporting McCain made perfect sense.

The pro-life group says its political action committee will now work overtime to educate voters about the sharp contrast between McCain and his pro-abortion rivals.

While NRLC and McCain agree on stopping abortions, the Arizona senator has differed with the pro-life group on the issues of embryonic stem cell research and campaign finance reform.

National Right to Life strongly opposes any scientific research that destroys human life and wanted more free speech protections in the campaign finance bill McCain sponsored.

While McCain has voted to support embryonic stem cell research funding, he has recently indicated he is open to alternatives that don't involve the destruction of human life.

His campaign has also indicated he strongly opposes the purposeful creation of human embryos for their destruction and has backed a ban on both forms of human cloning.

I'm glad to read McCain is open to the alternatives of embryo destruction. I'm still a little leery, because of his voting record and support of embryonic stem cell research. I hope he does a 180, and goes against such horrific "research".

Friday, April 4, 2008

Newborn DNA Belongs To Government

An Orwellian plan that has state and federal governments staking claim to the ownership of every newborn's DNA in perpetuity is advancing under the radar of most privacy rights activists, but would turn the United States' citizenry into a huge pool of subjects for involuntary scientific experimentation, according to one organization alarmed over the issue.

"We now are considered guinea pigs, as opposed to human beings with rights," Twila Brase, president of the the Citizens' Council on Health Care, a Minnesota-based organization familiar with the progress in that state.

She warned ultimately, such DNA databases could spark the next wave of demands for eugenics, the concept of improving the human race through the control of various inherited traits. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, advocated for eugenics to cull those she considered unfit from the population.

In 1921, she said eugenics is "the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems," and she later lamented "the ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."

Lawmakers in Minnesota recently endorsed a proposal that would exempt stockpiles of DNA information already being collected from every newborn there from any sort of consent requirements, meaning researchers could utilize the DNA of more than 780,000 Minnesota children for any sort of research project whatsover, Brase said.

Stockpiling newborn DNA???? I'm afraid to think of what "scientists" will do with such information. Not having had a baby recently, I can't imagine how parents would react, knowing their child's genetic information can possibly used for immoral and destructive purposes.

Ted Turner Calls For Population Control

Didn't he also say he regretted fathering more than one child? He should be father of the year *sarcasm*

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Obama Declares He Doesn't Want His Children "Punished with a Baby"

In a comment deemed insulting to single mothers and their children, presidential hopeful Barack Obama announced during a town hall meeting on Saturday that he did not want his children "punished with a baby."

Following comments insisting that information on contraception be included alongside abstinence education, Obama stated, "I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at the age of 16."

How nice of you to want your daughters to kill your grandchildren!

If you're truly teaching your children "values and morals", you would teach them why they should not have sex before marriage. Oh wait, the kids are going to do it anyway, so let's just hand them contraceptives *rolls eyes*

3,000 Rally To Support Oklahoma Representative

Upwards of 3,000 people gathered today for the rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol in support of Rep. Sally Kern (R-Oklahoma City), reportedly spilling over onto all levels of the Rotunda. Rep. Kern has stood firm in the face of harassments and threats over statements she made regarding the homosexual agenda. Concerned Women for America (CWA) joined with over 50 pastors to sponsor the event in support of Rep. Kern's Biblical stand.

Let's not forget the death threats and hate emails Representative Kern has had to endure. All this from the "tolerant" gays and their supporters. Anyone who has threatened her life should be locked up and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That, and they should undergo "sensitivity training" to learn how to deal with others and their hateful behavior. It won't happen, but it would be nice to see it turned around on these wackos.

The speech she made that has people falsely calling her a "homophobe":

She said nothing untrue, which is why it hit a nerve in the alternative communities. The truth hurts, doesn't it.

Obama Leads In PA

Locally, I don't believe he has a chance. There are too many Clinton supporters out there. That doesn't mean he won't take the state, but given the current state of affairs here, he won't make it.

PP Accepts More Racist Donations

A second report from a student-run magazine at UCLA finds more Planned Parenthood abortion businesses accepting overtly racist donations. After the first report showed a Planned Parenthood in Idaho accepting money from someone who wanted to reduce the number of black babies, centers in Oklahoma and New Mexico followed suit.

The Advocate magazine told on Wednesday that it released another video exposing the racist attitudes at the nation's largest abortion business.

Posing as a donor, UCLA law student James O’Keefe called facilities in Oklahoma and New Mexico and asked to make a donation specifically to be use to kill African-American unborn children.

The abortion center staff are more than happy to accommodate his request, with one Planned Parenthood employee saying, "for whatever reason, we'll accept the money."

Should anyone be surprised?

Video of part II of their investigation:

Of course the outrage will come from those "offended" by the people offering such donations, not against PP. How stupid.