30 July 2015

Show Us the Planned Parenthood Videos!

Jimmy Kimmel gets choked up talking about the killing of a famous lion - and I should feel bad. I don't. I'm not a hunter, nor do I care about it. I do care about the videos about Planned Parenthood - let them come out. If they have nothing to hide, and they stand by everything they do - let those videos come out.

Kimmel gets choked up about a lion - I'd like to see him get choked up about the real war on women. Women get to be the next best thing to G-d... a creator of life. I don't say that lightly. Dr. Ben Carson made an interesting point a few nights ago (I apologize, I can't remember where and I'm paraphrasing): Women have been convinced that rather than being G-dlike, being the protector of the potential and growing life, rather, we are being attacked by that invader... it may even have to be destroyed in order to live our own lives. A mistake being erased. What a backward way of thinking.

An animal life is something important. Killing an animal illegally is wrong. Period. But a human life is something completely different - something special. There's something really wrong with our society when there is this disconnect between seeing the death of an animal as something that warrants death threats against the hunter and videos of fetal body parts getting a yawn.

Supposedly there are nine videos made in this Planned Parenthood series - let us see them all. The media should cover this story - which they aren't. If Planned Parenthood has nothing to hide, then let Planned Parenthood announce to the world that THEY want to see the videos come out. Otherwise, I will assume that they have everything to hide.

This is the real war on women.

29 July 2015

Character Matters

The Daily Beast has joined in the fray against Donald Trump, bringing in marital rape allegations from 20 years ago. Is this relevant to the current presidential campaign, sure - it points to his character and other personal flaws which I'm sure are not a huge surprise to anyone.

What I'd like to see is the same scrutiny of other Democratic presidential candidates - like Bernie Sanders, who is drawing huge crowds of admirers. If we're going to dig back decades - let's see him defend an article he wrote back in 1972, about how women fantasize how they'd like to be gang raped. Is this relevant to the campaign today? Sure - it points to his character and other personal flaws which we should know about in our potential candidates.

I am happy to notice that the Daily Beast wrote a short article detailing the missing emails months prior to the attack on the US embassy in Libya (along with some other issues).
Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. 
A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that for the year 2012, only those emails related to the security of the consulate or to the U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya were made public and turned over to a House committee investigating the fatal Benghazi assault. But if that’s true, then neither Clinton nor her staff communicated via email about the escalating dangers in Libya. There were three attacks during that two-month period, including one that targeted the consulate.
Considering the myriad scandals (aka "distractions") that have plagued the Obama Administration over last almost 8 years, I'm surprised and pleased to see that at least one has landed on the liberal radar screen - especially since Hillary Clinton is the Democratic front runner - and especially surprised since this points to her lack of action where Americans were in danger.

Remember that 3am phone call? It seems that Hillary Clinton took the phone off the hook. But 'what difference does it really make' anyway? Is this important to our campaign? Yes. Again, this lack of action points to character.

Character is important, and knowing where our candidates are lacking is also very important. Let's hope that the mainstream media digs up more relevant information on both parties that helps us choose our next president.

28 July 2015

Guns are NEVER the Solution, Right?

Neal Falls, the alleged serial killer who was killed by a Charleston, West Virginia, sex worker last week, was carrying a list of six other women's names in his pocket when he died.  
Falls, 45, was shot to death by a woman he met in the escort section of Backpage.com, authorities say. She says he showed up at her door on July 18 armed with a gun. "Live or die?" he allegedly asked when she opened the door. Then he began choking her, according to police "When he strangled me, I grabbed my rake, and when he laid the gun down to get the rake out of my hands, I shot him," the woman, who asked to be identified only as Heather, told CBS News of the encounter. 
This is a great story. I'm happy that woman had the sense to shoot the guy -- but, I thought guns didn't solve anything?

Read the whole article here.

27 July 2015

Putting the Holocaust on a Pedestal

It seems that Mike Huckabee has started a hoop and a lah by stating his opposition to the Iran deal by alluding to the Holocaust, where at least 6 million Jews were massacred.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, told the Breitbart News Saturday show on SiriusXM Patriot. "He's so naive he would trust the Iranians and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiot thing.”
This of course was followed with a response by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC head, whose feelings were hurt.
“This rhetoric, while commonplace in today’s Republican presidential primary, has no place in American politics,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. "Cavalier analogies to the Holocaust are unacceptable. Mike Huckabee must apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement.”
Huckabee isn't backing down - and nor should he. I want no apology. Is the Holocaust an event to put on a pedestal as something to be venerated, but not to be learned from? I want my potential President to understand the devastation that Iran could unleash on the Jewish state. There are over 8 million people in Israel, about 75% of them Jews -- a nuclear bomb wiping out the population isn't a "Holocaust"?

Oh, but all that current (like everyday) rhetoric still talking about the destruction of Israel isn't really all that serious. And you know, this deal is going to stop Iran from building their bombs... at least for 10 years... and we trust them because we get to spot check them... oh wait, no we don't. The Iranians are going to self-check and report back... what? Really?! Whatever, don't confuse me. I'm a Democrat and I trust my President.

10 years? Reminds me of another treaty... right, the one that Muhammed made with the Quraysh tribe. Why do we care about this treaty? Because history, like the Holocaust, is there to be learned from.

Muhammed originated from the city of Mecca, which was being controlled by the tribe of Quraysh. But in 622 A.D. Muhammed fled to Medina after being forced from Mecca by the Quraysh tribe for preaching a monotheistic message.

While in Medina, Muhammed signed a peace treaty with the tribe of Quraysh that "agreed to remove war from the people for 10 years. During this time...no one is to lay hands on another...evil [is] to be abstained from, and there is to be no raiding or spoliation."

During the next eight years Muhammed concentrated on building his power base and was soon much stronger than the Quraysh tribe. The treaty quickly fell to pieces and Muhammed attacked the Quraysh tribe in 630 A.D. and took the city. The peace treaty was only a tactical tool against the Quraysh tribe. Otherwise known as a "hudna".

Could this be a hudna rather than a peace treaty? Do we really trust Iran to hold up their side of the bargain? Do we trust the international community to make sure that Iran holds up their side of the bargain - that they won't have hidden centrifuges that can't be checked on? Or are the Jews (and non-Jews) living in Israel on their own, again, waiting on the best wishes of the world to save them.

Never Again.

23 July 2015

Quick News Rundown: Iran and Planned Parenthood

Lots to unload about...

Iran. Fantastic deal. Our "peace partners" are still talking about the destruction of the State of Israel. No problem. I suppose that wasn't part of the negotiations - murdering the Jews. Hey, Obama never liked Bibi anyway.

Chuck Schumer. Democrat. Big friend of Israel. Looks like he is going to support the Iran deal. Must be a Democrat before being a friend of a democratic ally. Too bad, I might've almost respected him.

Planned Parenthood. What a disgrace. We don't sell baby body parts, oh wait, yes we do - in the name of science. "Doctor" Mengele, I assume, did his work in the name of science. At what point do we give a potential life some respect? At what point does a woman have some personal responsibility to keep her legs shut instead of hoping her pill works and doesn't have to resort to killing the life growing inside? I used to be pro-choice, until I realized that medicine today can save babies earlier and earlier -- at what point is this whole thing a farce? "My body - my choice" is a joke. A woman makes a poor decision, gets pregnant... kill the unwanted pregnancy. No problem. No personal responsibility either. That child might have been the next scientist to find the cure to cancer or MS. No worries, "my body - my choice". Tough luck kid.

Couple dozen Republicans running for President. This'll be fun to watch. I'd take just about every single one of them over President Obama or Hillary Clinton (or any other Democrat out there). I had no idea it was even remotely possible to do as much damage to the country as Obama has done in the last 8 years. Incredible and painful.

That's enough for now. Time for bed. Good night all.