Thursday, January 27, 2005

I find the Cosby story an interesting coincidence. He starts speaking out in ways that tick certain people and groups off, and here comes a story to discredit him.

It makes you wonder.

Did you see Sec. of State Condi Rice today on T.V. as she came to work and addressed state department employees? She is truly an accomplished intelligent lady full of grace and determination. If you want to check out her background go here. All I can say is wow. It is amazing what women can accomplish when we don't have to take care of you men....;-)

Even some democrats had some kind words: via

"Rice is a "remarkable woman," said Feinstein, asserting that "she can be a strong and effective voice" for the United States as it addresses a host of world problems, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

"Lieberman said that Rice has the president's "trust and confidence" as the United States is "at war with Islamic terrorism."

It seems that only the future will tell us whether Rice's American foreign policies were a success or a disaster. But she will always be written in the history books as the first black woman to head the most senior of cabinet posts. But what makes that even more amazing is that her skin color nor her gender had anything to do with getting her there.

And that is as it should be.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

This Is The Time...

This is what I have decided after countless discussions with the left about this war. We are never going to agree. We are never going to change each other's mind. So let's go forward with what we have here. You may not like it, but Bush was re-elected. He is determined to bring democracy to the middle east no matter what reasons you may think he has.

The good news is we have freed the afghans from the Taliban and freed the Iraqi people from a brutal dictator and uncovered a UN scandal. We have killed untold number of terrorists and dismantled their network until all they have is suicide bombers and I'm thinking they will run out of those. We have not been attacked again on our own soil. The bad news is that we have paid a heavy price and it isn't over yet.

So to my liberal friends I say, what good is it to continue to argue why we went to war? It is done. You can believe Bush lied or didn't lie, but the above is true and you can't argue that. Nothing you and I say will change what is taking place in the middle east. Iraq will form it's own government. The middle east is changing and this distinct change has got to be for the better, because how could it have been worse? Tyranny and fear is just no way to live. But you and I would know nothing about that.
So you can continue to think the worst of this President just as we will continue to think the best.

For now I pray for all people in Iraq who seek freedom. I pray for people who are willing to risk their lives to vote. I pray for leaders who know that every day could easily be their last just because they chose to lead this fight for democracy over dictatorship. I pray for our soldiers and theirs who stand to protect and defend that right to vote. I pray for all those who have lost loved ones in this war. I pray that when all is said and done, their lives will not have been in vain. I pray that we have begun to stem the tide of evil that seeks to destroy us and all who disagree.

The time for blame is over. The time for hate is over. The time for wishing something different had been done is over.

We are here. And it is the time for prayer.

I just wanted everyone to know that there is something wierd going on with Holscan comments. To all the posts showing 0 comments, the comments are there, they have not been erased, so please continue your discussions. It seems also that once comments get past 100 or so the comment count starts to go down, but again, the comments are still there. I wanted to make sure you knew this because I feel some very good discussions are going on here and I don't want you to think they have vanished.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

"Nearly 20,000 teens...say "yes Lord" in sign language during the Rally for Life and Youth Mass yesterday."-The Washington Times Posted by Hello

A Journey to Life.

Getting into pro-life work 20 yrs ago, I recognized at the time the mistake pro-lifers were making. First and and foremost they were totally naive to the nature of politics and PR. They didn't understand either one nor did they try to. It was simply a calling to them to reach out to women in crisis pregnancies and to educate the public on the horror of abortion and the sanctity of each and every child's life.

But the other side was very savvy on politics and PR. In the late 70's through most of the 80's most people believed that abortion was being used only for hard case such as rape, incest, and health of mother. When in fact less than 1% of all abortions occur for these reasons. Planned Parenthood was the master of PR. The owner and operator of the largest number of abortion clinics in the country. It runs a muti-million dollar industry that profits off the agony of women.

It isn't that I believed them to be cold heartless monsters set out to destroy babies in the womb, I knew that they believed deeply that they were helping women at a terrible time in their life. They still believe that. But, they are wrong. When a wolf has her leg caught in the jaws of a steel trap, it will gnaw it's leg off because it sees no other option. I think this is how most women in crisis pregnancies feel. Isn't it more compassionate to gently help remove the steel trap and help the leg to heal so that the wolf does not spend her life knowing that there is something missing that was there before?

In the 70's I was pro-choice and had many friends who had abortions. What I couldn't understand was why they were not experiencing relief afterwards. I too had bought into the lie that it was just a blob of tissue, not a baby yet. It was later that I learned that abortions are not performed before 6 weeks. And it was later that I would see my daughter's heartbeat at 6 weeks on a special sonogram. The same heart that beats in her chest today. Same heart. Same child. I thought of my friends who had had abortions and now years later were having children of their own as well. They were looking at sonograms as well. Were they thinking of the child they aborted? Were they wondering why they were never told the heart was beating?

In these many years I have heard many post abortive women speak and their anguish is hard to hear. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece was on Fox News the other night describing the pain of her 2 abortions. She is an active pro-lifer now. Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of the infamous Roe v. Wade case is an active pro-lifer now, she describes how they used her in that court case and told her to lie and say that she had been raped. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist who spear headed NARAL (National Abortion Rights League) and was instrumental in the Roe v. Wade case, is now an active pro-lifer. He admits they lied about the number of women dying in illegal abortion.

The bottom line is that this is an issue that tears at the heart of us all. We all hate it. We hate discussing it. Arrows are thrown back and forth, but a true debate has never been put on the table for all Americans to see. In 1973 nine men decided a case that has divided this country since because we, the people, never got to decide how we felt about it. We never got the whole story.

I wonder if the democrats realize how much they lost in this debate. It is certainly one of the prime reasons I left the democratic party. At the very heart of what we believe in this country is right of every human being to live. Back in the 70's at one of the first Right To Life marches Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke and said "Never let them tell you that a fetus is not a human being, that is what they tried to say about the negro." Jackson changed his tune when he ran as a democratic nominee for President. But it didn't change the truth of his words.

Since 1973 we have averaged 4000 abortions a day in this country. And there is one question that is rarely asked. Are women's lives better for it? I don't see it. I see women in the past 30 yrs more prone to suicide, promiscuity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders, and depression. I don't see how this helped women. I only see heartache and regret.

Whether you agree or disagree with me, we do know that there is no celebration here. There is no good feeling. If we can agree on that, then let's work together on 2 things. Helping women to appreciate their fertility and the gift that it gives them. Not looking at children as burdens or birth control failures, but as the greatest gift we are given on this earth. Let us help women to understand that sex means something. And that even with all that we know to prevent having a child, it can still happen. Women need to carry that knowledge in their heart whenever they want to make love, so they will be ready to carry that child in their womb as well.

My daughter would wear a burka before I would let her wear this. Dresses like this are advertised in YM prom and Teen prom. These are for teenagers. ARRGGGHH!!!!! via Wizbang

And if you want more of an idea of what teen girls are looking at when they look at teen magazines, check out this. "Eye Candy Models." From Cosmogirl.

This is a portion of a little survey in Seventeen magazine to see if your ready to have sex.

True or False. Is it your boyfriend's job to talk about safe sex?

Do Condoms protect against pregnancy?

Should your boyfriend wear a condom during oral sex?

The survey brought me to this link. "It's your (sex) life." Directed toward teens. This particular link are the online resources. Notice that most are sponsered by Planned Parenthood which give all kinds of information on abortion referrals, but no crisis pregnancy centers. There is an AIDS, Herpes, Contraception, and a Gay and Lesbian hotline.

These are magazines that any 12 or 13 yr old girl can thumb through while waiting to get her hair cut.

And you Southpark Republicans wonder why we are so uptight.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Stolen with love from My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. (Because it is so perfect) Posted by Hello (click on image for bigger picture)

Here is the top story of today in USA today. Along with another suicide bombing in Baghdad outside the prime minister's headquarters, it seems we captured a top Al Qaeda aid. The following was on Al-Qaeda's website:

Al-Qaeda's wing in Iraq said in a Web posting that "one of the young lions in the suicide regiment" carried out the attack against the party office of Allawi, "the agent of the Jews and the Christians."

Wait a minute! I thought Al-Qaeda had nothing to do with Iraq. The article even mentions the "wing" of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Someone notify the liberals! This will be a shock! And since USA Today is not Fox News, I'm thinking that maybe they might even believe it.

Of course, there is always the argument that we "lured" Al-Qaeda into Iraq with our annoying capture of a brutal dictator and insistence on bringing freedom to the region. But I am pretty sure that quote from above, the one about Allawi being the "agent" of the Jews and Christians, is about us.

So it really seems obvious now, no matter who you are or what you believe or who you voted for in our elections that Iraq has a choice to make that is very clear. Tell the U.S. to go, leave them to give in to these monsters who seem to not be terribly fond of Jews and Christians, or they can stand up and declare their country to be one of freedom with a voice that does not speak with car bombings and death.

The article goes on to say:

In an audiotape posted Sunday on the Web, a speaker claiming to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi declared "fierce war" on democracy and said anyone who takes part in next weekend's Iraqi elections would be considered "an infidel."
"We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," the speaker said. "Anyone who tries to help set up this system is part of it."

So when Bush kept referring to this as a war on democracy, I guess he was right. Let's say that together, shall we? President Bush was RIGHT. And there is that lovely word "infidel." That would be you and me. That would be even those looney protestors at the inaugural.

I don't know about you, but if I had to choose between guys who fly planes full of innocent people into buildings and car bomb at the drop of a hat or be an "infidel?" I'm choosing infidel every single damn time.

I don't care if we lured Al -Qaeda to Iraq or not. Would we rather have them hiding in Syria or Pakinstan waiting until we are comfortable again and maybe blow up some subways full of commuters next time? Does anyone in their right mind think they would have left us alone after 9-11? They would have grown and gotten stronger, there is little doubt of that.

Whether you want to face the fact or not. Al-Qaeda is in the palm of our hand. They are causing harm, no doubt. But there will be elections, there will be freedom, and there will be democracy. Why? How am I so sure?

Because we finally have a President that isn't going to sit back and wish it all away. We have a President that believes in freedom, not just for the lucky few, but for all people. And we have a President who was never willing to back down in the face of monsters, never willing to listen to partisan back stabbing, never willing to underestimate our enemy, and never stepping away from a fight that had to be won.

But most of all, understanding that the fight was never against one man or one country, but against a veil of evil that covers the middle east. Our President has lifted that veil and will not be deterred until this fight is finished.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

This was such a perfect idea that I copied American Digest's entire post.:

Job Opportunies for Bluepers In Iraq

Lance Frizzell, a 2nd Lt Medical Platoon Leader with the Tennessee National Guard 278th Regimental Combat Team, currently serving in Northern Iraq posts an employment ad at:
Lance in Iraq: Wanted: Human Shields

Back in January '03, you may remember a group of Western liberals who volunteered to go to Iraq as human shields in case the US enforced UN resolutions that Saddam violated. Key graf:

"...they are willing to put themselves in the firing line should US and British forces bomb Iraq. They plan to identify potential bombing targets such as power stations and bridges and act as human shields to protect them."

"Well, I think I have just the job for these globe-travelers: Iraq Election Poll Worker. They are familiar with the terrain and people, they have a self-professed desire to help and they seem very articulate. However, their biggest asset is bravery. If they are willing to hunker down between Coalition Forces and a bridge, standing between a foreign terrorist and a polling precinct should be no big deal. Any takers? I've sort of lost track of the much-reported-on 'human shields.' I suppose they're off somewhere resting between gigs with the 'grief counselors.' Can somebody dig these people up and toss them on a plane?" H/T
Beautiful Atrocities.
(who has a fabulous new look btw)

Perfect. Really.

I like to describe myself as a nicer (and less intelligent) Ann Coulter. She says what she thinks, sometimes without restraint. (But isn't that what the left loved about Teresa Heinz Kerry?) Well, they hate it about Ann. But one of her gifts is to hit a point so well that no one can argue it. When it comes to the expense and extravagance of this Inaugural despite what terrible things were going on in the world, Ann reminds us that fun and partying has no political boundaries.

I guess the difference is that we didn't whine and protest during Clinton inaugural. (In full disclosure SOME of us did cry though) But my weeping was in private. H/T to my reader LLoyd Briggs