Monday, August 19, 2019

U.S. To Purchase Greenland?


                 The White House’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, recently confirmed that President Trump is seriously exploring the possibility of purchasing Greenland. Kudlow, Director of the U.S. National Economic Council, told Dana Perino during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that the president is interested in the ‘huuuge’ arctic island due to the enormous strategic value it would bring to the national security and economic interests of the United States. He added, “Denmark owns Greenland. Denmark is an ally. Greenland is a strategic place up there and they’ve got a lot of valuable minerals. I don’t want to predict it now. I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a potential Greenland purchase. Look, it’s an interesting story. It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Denmark, naturally, says Greenland isn’t for sale. But one never knows, does one?
                And what’s not to love about Greenland? It is essentially one massive sheet of ice. The sun doesn’t rise at all in December and January. Its national dish is boiled seal meat, rice and onions. In Nuuk, the capital city on the balmy southwest coast, July is the only month with an average high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or more. (The average high is exactly 50 degrees Fahrenheit). Greenland is known as “Kalaallit Nunaat,” or the Land of People. As of 2017 there were exactly 56,171 of them. Total. It is the 12th largest nation on Earth physically, but the least densely populated, with a 2019 density of 0.357 per square mile.
               What’s next for the Real Estate Mogul-in-Chief? Perhaps he has eyes on Antarctica? My guess is he wants to purchase Baffin Island from Canada. And Ellesmere Island, too. And why not? Greenland, Antarctica, Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island… all do have strategic worth. 

                If the U.S. doesn’t buy them, you can be sure that Russia or China will try to steal or annex them. And that wouldn’t be good for anyone, especially those that live there.
               

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Oregon Law Says All Eggs Must Come From Cage-Free Hens


                Oregon legislators recently passed a new law stipulating that all eggs sold in the state must come from cage-free hens by 2024. The legislation will require farm operations with more than 3,000 hens to provide “a cage-free housing system” for the birds and also mandates that the fowl are afforded “enrichments…including, at minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes and dust bathing areas.” Violation of the law could result in significant fines.
                The Humane Society of the United States applauded the measure as a “monumental win for hens,” adding that “with Oregon’s new law, the entire West Coast region of the United States now has the strongest laws in the world for egg-laying hens.” I guess if you’re an egg-laying hen-- or an illegal alien-- the West Coast is the place to be.
                Two proposed amendments to the bill were narrowly defeated, however, though proponents vow to revisit them in the near future. One proposed rider would have mandated that all hens be given two weeks of vacation each year, while the other would have necessitated providing the hens with unlimited access to cable television, including premium channels. Both amendments would do away with the pernicious “pecking order.”
                Animal rights activists touted Oregon’s move and said it paves the way for further progress in the immediate future. The head of one such group told this reporter that activists are closely watching California’s legislature to see what becomes of a bill now being considered that would improve the lives of milk cows. This bill, they say, would require that all milk sold in the state come from free-roaming cows in unfenced pastures. It would outlaw machine-based milking, mandating that only the softest, un-calloused human hands be used to coax the animal’s teats into giving up the precious dairy product. Moreover, the bill would stipulate that cows have 24/7 access to the choicest cud, and that they receive relaxing back and neck massages while Barry White music plays softly during the period when they are being milked.
   The cows would be provided access to free legal advice if they felt marginalized, underappreciated, discriminated against, overworked or harassed, sexually or otherwise. 

                #MeTooMoo.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Biden Campaign Fundraiser

Biden Campaign Fundraiser
Portland, Maine
August 29, 2019

(Candidate Biden steps up to a podium, acknowledges the crowd, and begins to speak)

Biden: “I am truly happy to be here in Portland today. Oregon is a great state. Go Ducks! And Beavers! I understand Oregon is home to the only leprechaun colony west of Ireland-- and is the only state with an official nut. If you don’t count New York’s Donald Trump, hee, hee.” (Audience appears confused. Aide approaches Biden and whispers in his ear, telling him that he is in Portland, Maine….not Oregon).

Biden (looking chagrined): “Alright, so I’m a gaffe machine. But, my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy that can’t tell the truth, right? I know my staffers want me to limit my public appearances so I don’t embarrass myself in front of potential voters, but how would that look? I mean, who campaigns for Prime Minister by hiding? No one, that’s who. And, speaking of which, I was pleased to meet with Prime Minister Thatcher a few weeks ago. Wonderful lady. I asked her how Brexit was going and if she thought France would really end up leaving the Eurasian Union. Know what she told me? She said, and I quote: ‘Over my dead body.’ And that’s the spirit we need in this country. Despite Trump’s divisive rhetoric, despite the fact that he is fueling a literal carnage across the country, we need to come together as one people, indivisible, under God or Allah or Shiva or Satan……or whatever. As I was telling East Germany’s Chancellor Adolf Merkel at the same meeting, if the U.S. can stay together, and the B.U can stay together, maybe one day the whole darn world can live as one. Who’s to say we can’t make Russian President Viacheslav Putin and Xi Jinping, Lieutenant Secretary of the Communist Party of China -- and Resident of the Citizen’s Republic of China—see the light? As former President Barack Obama used to say to me: ‘Bite me, Biden, if you doubt that someday there’ll be a one-world government…led by folks exactly like ourselves.’ And just like you folks here in Oregon! Go Ducks!”

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Brazilian President: Poop Every Other Day


                A journalist recently asked Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro whether it was feasible to—simultaneously-- spur economic growth, feed the planet’s hungry, and preserve the environment. Bolsonaro replied: “It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.” I’m on it.
               Bolsonaro, who has been heavily criticized for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon region since he took office, recently sacked the head of the government agency that reported the increase in deforestation. If his advice is heeded, perhaps he will promote the head of the government agency that someday reports the decrease in defecation.
   Bolsonaro went on to recommend that folks pee only twice a day, sneeze no more than once a week and limit coughing to the noon hour of the first Thursday of every month.
   Some are accusing Bolsonaro of stealing neighboring Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s plan for saving the planet, as most of Venezuela’s citizens are already down to pooping once a week…… and many will never defecate again (as they have crapped out). These last are climate heroes all. Posthumous awards to follow, hopefully.
  Perhaps Bolsonaro should be encouraged to talk to the homeless in London, Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Maybe he could inspire them to poop only every other day, as well.
  Let’s clean up the Earth, one street and sidewalk at a time. Thanks, President Bolsonaro. No shit.



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris Perfects Hypocrisy


                Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) recently tweeted out a message linked to a CBS News story noting that there was one “baby” still “detained” by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Texas. In high dudgeon, Harris remarked, “Let’s keep speaking out until every single infant is out of detention in Texas and elsewhere. This cannot be who we are as a country.” It’s not. We’re the country that aborts roughly (!) one million babies a year. How about we keep speaking out until every single baby/infant is safely out of their mother’s wombs? Well, actually, even that isn’t safe enough anymore in light of Democrats new pro-murder after-birth abortion bills.
                Shortly after that tweet, Harris struck again, spewing out criticism of the Trump administration’s “immoral” and “cruel” policy of holding pregnant women in immigration centers. Was she concerned they wouldn’t get to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic in time?



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Biden A Gaffe Riot


                Joe Biden is to gaffes as Hillary Clinton is to excuses.
                Just can’t help himself. Recently, Sleepy Joe was speaking to the Asian and Latino Coalition at a Town Hall event in Des Moines, Iowa, when he said: “And another thing we should do is we should challenge these students. We should challenge these students in these schools that have advanced placement programs in these schools.” (Department of redundancy department). He continued, he continued: “We have this notion that if you’re poor you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The audience applauded. Biden quickly added: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids!”
                Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids?!” So, Joe, poor kids are non-white? White kids are, by default, bright and talented… and rich?
                The former Vice-President was attempting to disparage racial attitudes that he thinks can lead to unequal education outcomes. Attitudes he no doubt believes are inherent in Trump supporters.  Instead, he accidentally exhibited those very attitudes. 
                If Democrats choose Biden as their nominee for 2020, it will show they don’t care about competence and the ability to communicate effectively. Yet, if they do not choose him, and instead nominate an America-hating, socialist, ignoramus, it will show that they have truly, utterly and permanently renounced the founding principles of the United States of America.

                Let us hope they have the wisdom to choose correctly.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Not So Blissful Ignorance


                I am continually distressed by the number of “man on the street” or “woman on the beach” interviews of young people in which tomorrow’s leaders respond to questions such as ‘from whom—and when—did America gain its independence’ with answers like ‘umm, from France… in 1976?’”
   Today’s crop of Democrats may be well-educated in social-justice-warring and gender dysphoria, but they are similarly clueless about things that actually matter. In other words, reality. Virtually all of those vying to be the party’s 2020 presidential nominee are stupefyingly ignorant of history. Here’s an exquisite example: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was campaigning at the Iowa State Fair recently when a woman approached him and said she’d once met the late Robert F. Kennedy. According to a CNN producer’s tweet, she told Buttigieg, “I shook Robert Kennedy’s hand in 1968.” To which Buttigieg hopefully replied: “So you’re good luck?”

               The woman responded truthfully: “Not really—he was shot a month later.”

               Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? Other than that, Mayor Buttigieg, how was the fair?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Says, "Of Course Trump Is Racist"


              MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski recently said of the El Paso and Dayton tragedies: "I mean this is a president who seems to want these things to happen. How else can this be explained?" This statement is so sick it merits only one answer: “Mental illness and real hatred, Mika. Like yours.” She added: “He is inciting hatred, inciting violence, inciting racism if he doesn’t unequivocally call it off and say, this is wrong and we stand together against this and we are doing this, this and this to help fight hate crimes.” He did just that. And where have you been during the incessant attacks on Trump supporters and all those who refuse to surrender to the America-hating, socialist loving, leftist mob? Mika’s husband and co-host, Joe Scarborough, parroted his better half, dutifully opining of Trump: "As you know, he's inciting hatred now and he's been inciting hatred up until yesterday because he sees that as a good political strategy.” Yes, he has shrewdly calculated that the mainstream media, entertainment figures, Hollywood stars, members of the Academia-Deep State complex, and others who shape public opinion and hold power would be allies in his attempt to create an American version of a Fourth Reich, thereby leading to his political gain.
             Think my sarcasm is a bit much? Think again. Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis Beto “It’s avocado, honey” O’Rourke appeared on “Morning Joe” after the mass shootings and compared President Trump’s statements with the rhetoric of Nazi Germany: “The only modern Western democracy… that said anything close to this is the Third Reich, Nazi Germany.” O’Rourke then mimicked a member of the media, asking, “Hey, Beto, do you think the president is racist?” To which he replied, "Well, Jesus Christ, of course he’s racist! He’s been racist from Day 1.” Jesus Christ has been racist from Day 1? Oh, he meant Trump. Anyway, the regenerative-dirt-eating Democrat added that the nation is “reaping” what Trump and his supporters have “sown.” In fact, we are reaping what “progressive” Democrats have been sowing for years: the all-out attack on meaning, dignity, tradition, the founding principles of the union, and the concept of e pluribus unum, “out of many comes one.” Envy, grievance and the blood sport of offense taking, in the guise of identity politics and intersectionality, have replaced gratitude and reverence as foundational American principles. No society can long endure this exchange.
           Democrats are now competing to see who can use the strongest, foulest language to denounce Trump and his supporters. Those who have the temerity to want to “Make America Great Again” are denounced as evil. To put it mildly, these attacks are misplaced.
 Nazi Germany essentially banned religion. Hitler disdained Christianity. Yet, leftists simultaneously accuse Trump of being Hitler and a crazed, right-wing religious extremist. Those in a truly tyrannical government crave power above all else, therefore they can’t countenance competition. The Deep State must be the One True God. Christianity becomes heresy. Jesus Christ—or his followers-- become racist. Or something. Perhaps deplorables.
It is a historical fact that, when governments take away their citizen’s firearms, they take away their citizen’s freedoms immediately thereafter.
Mika Brzezinski and those like her “seem to want these things to happen. How else can this be explained?” 


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Biden Grabs Girl After Gender Question


            An Iowa college student, a field staffer for Turning Point USA, asked former vice-president Joe Biden a simple question at the Iowa State Fair last week. The question? “How many genders are there?” Biden replied, “Pardon me?” and the young lady asked again. The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination answered, “There are (at least) three.” The student then asked him, “What are they?” This prompted a now frustrated Biden to issue a mild threat. He exclaimed, “Don’t play games with me, kid,” and proceeded to reach out and grab her by the arm in front of numerous onlookers. He then added, “By the way, the first to come out for marriage was me.”
The gaffe riot continues. At some point, there should be a “Best of Biden Gaffes” CD and/or DVD available for sale to the general public. Maybe he could use the proceeds to fund his campaign.  
            Three genders? Masculine, feminine and… neuter? Sleepy Joe apparently was aroused by the young lady’s question, but he shouldn’t have grabbed her arm. At least he didn’t come up behind her and sniff her hair.
He was “the first to come out for marriage?” This is doubtful at best, since, as old as Biden is, marriage has been around for at least 700 years, and likely much longer than that. If he was speaking specifically of gay marriage, that “institution” in no way necessitates a third gender.
As big a lead as Biden apparently still has in the polls, it does not appear likely to this reporter that he will yet prove successful in his quest to become gaffer-in-chief.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Russian Nuclear Accident Obfuscated


                Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, recently admitted that five of its staff members were killed in an accident during tests involving engineering and technical support of new isotope power sources of a liquid propulsion system, according to a Rosatom statement. The tragedy occurred on a military site in northern Russia, near Arkhangelsk. No details were given.
                It had previously been reported that a liquid propellant rocket engine blew up, forcing authorities to close part of a bay in the white Sea to shipping and causing a spike in radiation levels in a nearby city. Regional media outlets have also reported that local residents have been stocking up on iodine, a substance used to lessen the effects of radiation exposure.
                As is typical, Russia’s Ministry of Defense was close-mouthed about the incident. In a brief statement released only after the story got out, the ministry said: “Nothing to see here. Is fake news.”
    A member of the general staff, on condition of anonymity, replied to a Western reporter’s question about the incident by saying, “Was only minor accident. How you say? A nuclear ‘boo-boo’ so-to-speak. Glowing? What glowing? Oh, that glowing. Is radiance of supremely happy Soviet citizens, basking happily in free and prosperous nation led by our Dear Leader esteemed President Vladimir Putin. Sorry, but I must go now. Do svidaniya!”


Friday, August 9, 2019

Baltimore


                                                               Baltimore

                The Media-Democratic Complex savaged President Trump for stating a simple, irrefutable fact: Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-Maryland) Baltimore is a rat-infested, crime-ridden city that Democrats have run into the ground, one in which no reasonable human being would want to live.
                The same Media-Democratic Complex was entirely untroubled by Bernie Sanders comparing much of Baltimore to a “Third World country” back in 2015.  It was similarly sanguine when Elijah Cummings himself referred to his hometown as a “DRUG INFESTED” place where people are “walking around like zombies.” CNN and MSNBC have employed the term “racist” over 1,100 times in characterizing Trump’s tweet. As far as I am aware, they have yet to describe either Bernie’s or Rep. Cummings’ words in a negative fashion…even once.  
                This is proof positive that any words the president could string together and tweet out would be met with derision and vitriol, whether that tweet was “I like ice cream,” “parts of America are beautiful,” or “I believe the Earth is round, not flat.”
                It would put today’s Democrats in a tough spot if he tweeted: “Socialism is the answer.”
                Many Baltimore residents agree with Trump’s assessment of the city, which sports the highest per-capita murder rate in America. Many have flooded Twitter with their own comments. And videos. Speaking of which, FOX45 reporter Maxine Steicher travelled to Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood after Trump’s Tweet, to report on conditions in the neighborhood. The area is part of Rep. Cummings’ 7th Congressional District. Improbably, a rat was seen scampering across the background of her live shot, proving that God has a sense of justice. And humor.



Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Democrat


             The United States Senate recently—finally—voted to confirm Brian Buescher as a federal district judge for Nebraska via a 51-40 party-line vote. Buescher had faced scrutiny from Judiciary Committee Democrats due to his membership in an organization they found abhorrent. What is this dark, depraved and despicable group? The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)? The Church of Satan? Nope. The Knights of Columbus, a nominally Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

            The sick bastard. It’s even worse than I thought.

How could he have possibly been confirmed?

Buescher was grilled by Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (California) late last year about his involvement with the twisted group. At the time, Hirono, referencing the society’s adherence to Catholic teaching on same-sex marriage, stated: “The Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions.” She then asked Buescher, “If confirmed, do you intend to end your membership with this organization to avoid any appearance of bias?” Societal mores (and consequently cohesions) have broken down so quickly in recent years that the age-old, virtually universally held idea that marriage should be between one man and one woman is now seen by many as an “extreme” position, held only by reactionary bigots, Trump supporters, and Nazis…effectively all one and the same.
But, I would ask, what have Hirono and Harris, among many other Democrats, done to “avoid any appearance of bias?” (Bias: “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair”).
“The Squad” issues anti-Semitic statements as frequently as day turns into night. Democrats at all levels routinely hurl epithets at the president of the Untied States, calling him “racist,” “unstable,” “dangerous,” “cruel” and “misogynistic.” They say he is a “fascist,” and compare him to Hitler. They demonize Trump—and all his supporters—as xenophobic, moronic, bumpkins. “Deplorables” if you will. Or even if you won’t. They claim Republicans as a whole are “mean-spirited” and desirous of tossing your wheel-chair-bound grandmother off a high cliff just for sh*ts and giggles.
It is essentially impossible for a modern Democrat to be pro-capitalist, and/or pro-life and/or pro-God, as that goes against Party Orthodoxy. (These, too, are now considered “extreme” positions, beyond the pale of the tolerant and open-minded). That kind of heterodoxy is now grounds for banishment from the party that many claim Thomas Jefferson founded, an assertion with which I beg to differ. Jefferson once wrote, in a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

No wonder the Democratic Party has now banished Thomas Jefferson.

Bias? Thy name is Democrat. Leftists stand for nothing if not tyranny over the minds of man. (And women, too)! Climate change? “The science is settled.” Period. Deniers will not be tolerated. But may soon be prosecuted. If a man says he is a woman, you have no alternative but to believe her. And you better use her preferred pronouns or you could be fined. Own your own bakery and don’t wish to bake a cake for a gay wedding or to commemorate an abortion? Sorry, you have no choice. Want to say a prayer before taking a final in your calculus classroom? Das ist verboten.

Progress, you see. Courtesy of the open-minded, tolerant, bias-free party.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

El Paso Versus Dayton: A Tale Of Two Tragedies


                Leftists apparently believe there are good mass murders and bad mass murders. Perhaps even good mass murderers and bad mass murderers. How can I make such a sick suggestion?  Easy. Just look at the difference in coverage the two recent heinous tragedies have received from the mainstream (fake) media. The El Paso shooting has been given wall-to-wall, around-the-clock coverage, the perpetrator’s background and motives discussed ad nauseum. The Dayton disaster is primarily given play as regards the necessity of gun control in an America made violent almost solely by President Donald Trump, the shooter’s background and motives glossed over. So, if this is the case, how do progressives differentiate between them? Also easy. “Good” tragedies, those worthy of continuous airplay and thorough explanation, are those that are politically useful to them, whereas “bad” ones are those that tend to discredit their talking points.
              The El Paso madman was apparently looking for Mexicans to shoot, and, despite the fact that he explicitly stated Trump had nothing to do with his sick agenda, was easily thrust into the “violent, white, right-wing extremist” mold. The Dayton madman was apparently a leftist himself, and, ironically, a believer in gun control. Ergo, El Paso tragedy good, Dayton calamity not so good. The former is emphasized, the latter de-emphasized.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Reparations II


              Democrats are all about reparations. Reparations for slavery, of course. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) recently said, “everyone alive is responsible to do something now.” Say what? Rep. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) stated: “you see how deeply unfair this nation is still to so many people.” Booker grew up in a toney New Jersey suburb, the son of not one—but two—IBM executives.
             In the early ‘90s, the U.S. government sent checks to each of the surviving Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps at the outset of the nation’s involvement in World War II…by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
             Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently reintroduced a bill titled the Refund Equality Act, which could fork over around $57 million in amended tax returns to married LGBT couples who wed prior to the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in 2013. Prior to that date, though 10 states had already legalized same-sex marriage, they required each of the spouses to file their federal taxes as individuals. After DOMA was struck down, the couples were allowed to change their previous returns from individual to joint, but only for the prior three-year period. The Refund Equality Act would dispense with those time limits. This despite the fact that gay couples earn significantly more, on average, then do straight couples.
Sen. Warren also recently opined that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations. While I am sensitive to the plight of Native Americans, they have received billions of dollars from the federal government in the past, and have been granted, in many cases, the right to own and operate extremely lucrative casinos, as well as vastly expanded hunting and fishing privileges.
Where does this stop? Who hasn’t been wronged? Do two wrongs make a right? Who is next in line for reparations? Transgenders? How much are they owed for their inexplicable, long-term exclusion from certain bathrooms and locker rooms? And what of those in the polyamorous community? Even today, in most states, they can’t legally get married. Which, of course, prevents them from filing their tax returns (doubly?) jointly. Don’t Catholics have a claim to reparations? They were persona non-grata in the early days of the union. The Irish, too, were shunned. “No Irish Need Apply” signs were hung outside of many an establishment in days of yore.
How about the families of the 620,000 or so soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War? Are they not deserving? Come to think of it, did France and England repay relatives of those American soldiers who died in the European Theater of Operations during World War II? World War I? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
While we’re at it, if all living Caucasian Americans owe reparations to African-Americans, don’t all living Muslims—or at least all Saudi Muslims-- owe reparations to the families of those killed on 9/11? Or to the thousands of Christians slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa in recent years? Does Japan still owe the Chinese for the Rape of Nanking? Is China someday going to repay the hundreds of thousands of Muslims it has recently imprisoned without due process? What of the Balkan states? Who owes who reparations? Confusing, isn’t it?
Yet there is one group it is still okay to mock, slander and marginalize. To lie about, muzzle and physically assault. Who will see to reparations for conservatives? Wearing a “MAGA” cap is tantamount to placing a target on oneself. Many conservatives have arbitrarily lost their jobs—or been the victim of reduced opportunities—at Big Tech companies, in newsrooms, educational institutions, and in Hollywood. Conservative groups and individuals have been targeted by the IRS and other government agencies. Some in government have been swallowed up by The Swamp. Countless numbers have been castigated, cast aside, jostled, doused, evicted, banned and shadow-banned. Some have been wrongfully investigated. What of their emotional and physical trauma?
How long will it be until Democrats decide we need to pay reparations to criminals? Trick question. They already have proposed just that. In fact, they essentially want to give reparations to those who aren’t American citizens, who have never lived here, and who have just recently entered the country illegally. And to those who may do so in the future. They think it’s incumbent upon U.S. citizens—black, white, gay or straight-- to pay for the health care, education, and abortions of illegal aliens.
Those familiar with U.S. history know that, if any group owes reparations to African-Americans, it is the Democratic Party. If the party wins the 2020 presidential election and manages to institute programs like the Green New Deal, estimated to cost the average American household $70,00 in its first year alone, it will owe all of us reparations.



Monday, August 5, 2019

English Woman Suffocates Her Two Young Daughters


                Louise Porton, a 23-year-old English woman, was recently found guilty of killing her two young daughters because they “got in the way” of her sex life, the BBC reported. She has been jailed for life, though she will be eligible for parole after 32 years.
                What’s worse, Birmingham Crown Court Judge Amanda Yip called her “calculated” and “evil.” Judge Yip apparently doesn’t understand that words can hurt and “labels can disable.” The intolerant, holier-than-thou judge went on to tell Porton, “These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them. Instead you took their young lives away.” Apparently, Judge Yip is some kind of fundamentalist Christian, pro-life wacko.
                Porton suffocated three-year-old Lexi Draper and 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughn within a three-week period in 2018. The prosecutor stated during the trial that he believed Porton saw her children as getting “in the way of her doing what she wanted when she wanted and with whom she wanted.”
                What a perfect characterization…… of why women get abortions. Porton isn’t a murderer. She’s a pro-choice pioneer. A leader in the drive for a woman’s right to an “after-birth abortion.” She is bravely standing up for women’s right to comprehensive “health care.”    
                Porton shouldn’t be in prison. She should be among those seeking to become the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

University Of Michigan To Hold "Psychedelic Neuroscience Symposium"


            Scientists at the University of Michigan’s “Center for Conscious Science” will hold an on-campus symposium in September in which they will explore “psychedelics,” or mind-altering drugs, in a purported attempt to “study the effects and potential medical uses of various psychoactive substances.” “Psychedelic Neuroscience Symposium” officials are urging neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists and clinicians to attend the gala.
 Psychedelic drugs include substances such as psilocybin mushrooms and LSD and can significantly alter consciousness and lead to bizarre audio-visual experiences. These potentially dangerous substances act primarily upon the central nervous system, where they can also cause temporary changes in perception, mood, emotion and behavior. Who knew Woodstock was a “Psychedelic Neuroscience Symposium?”
Democrats are apparently already taking part in the new study if their recent debates are any indication.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

"So Proud"


            The stories are now legion: a celebrity-- or other figure-- reveals how proud he, she or they is/are that their spouse, son, daughter, father, mother, grandparent or priest has come out as homosexual, bisexual or pansexual. The latest, apparently, is Brooks Laich, a Canadian ice hockey player whose wife, Julian Hough, came out as “not straight” in a recent interview. Hough, a 31-year-old professional dancer, “stripped down” for Women’s Health magazine’s Naked Strength issue and “opened up” about telling her husband of her sexuality, according to a foxnews.com report. Hough informed Women’s Health that she told her hubby: “You know I’m not straight, right?” (This seems a bit presumptuous insofar as she is married to him and the couple has presumably been routinely consummating their nuptials). To which Laich replied, “I’m sorry, what?” (Lending credence to my previous observation). Hough added, “I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this.” He may well have wished Hough had left some “of this” packed.
            Nonetheless, in true woke fashion, Laich wrote an Instagram post after Hough’s magazine spread was published.  It stated: “So proud of my wife @juleshough for the woman she is, and her courage to share her journey of trials and triumphs!” Laich added, “Love you so much, babe!” Apparently, the feeling isn’t entirely mutual.

              The typical report of a man finding out his wife is “not straight” goes loosely as follows:

Man-- “I am so PROUD of my wife for coming out as a lesbian. I support her 100% in whatever she does. And for whomever she is or may become or identify as. To be perfectly straight with you, I was thrilled to discover she wasn’t straight. I couldn’t be prouder to realize that I am not man enough—or person enough—to satisfy her physical needs and desires. And when I realized that she never mentioned anything like this to me before we “got together,” I thought that-- just maybe-- I played a small part in her preference for women over men… and my heart swelled anew! I was SO PROUD that she came out in public, too, rather than just keeping it between us! Now the whole world knows the special relationship and joy we share! I must admit, I am proud of that, as well! And then, when she told me she has had literally dozens of female lovers in the few years we have been together, my heart fairly burst with PRIDE! I am even PROUD of being PROUD of her! In short, I just couldn’t be PROUDER!! Unless, of course, she came out as pangender or transgender…or both. Yup, so bleeping proud.”


Friday, August 2, 2019

Second Democratic Debate Recap: The Debacle In Detroit


Second Democratic Debates: The Debacle In Detroit—Highlights?
July 30 & 31, 2019
CNN Hosting, Don Lemon Moderator

Tuesday, July 30:

Lemon: “Mayor Buttigieg, given the president’s overt hatred of all living things, is anything bugging you tonight?”

Buttigieg: “Yes, there is a smashed bug on my forehead. It’s disgusting, but I don’t want to draw attention to it by removing it. I don’t wish to give Trump the satisfaction. I’d probably get a new nickname.”

Lemon: “Indeed. Sen. Klobuchar, what do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?”

Klobuchar: “Well, Don, I have had it with the racist attacks. I have had it with a president that says one thing on TV, that he has your back, and then you get home and you see those charges for prescription drugs and cable and college. We shouldn’t have to pay for any of those things. In fact, we shouldn’t have to pay for anything at all.”

Lemon: “Marianne Williamson, given Trump’s desire to imprison or kill everyone in the LGBTQIIA+ community, preferably in the most painful ways possible, how would you fundamentally change the tone coming out of the Oval Office?”

Williamson: “Don, my dear Donald…we all just need to take a deep breath and cleanse ourselves of the hatred and jealousy. If we get our chakras right, everything else will be okay, despite Trump’s dark, psychic force.”


Wednesday, July 31:

Don Lemon: “Vice-President Biden, would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in the Biden Administration?”

Biden: “No. We would work it out, and make sure it’s eliminated, and no more subsidies for either one of those. Any fossil fuel. I’d be the only fossil allowed in my administration. Hee, hee.”

Lemon: “Good one! Rep. Gabbard, do you believe the United States should have gone to war in Iraq?”

Gabbard: “This current president is continuing to betray us. We were supposed to be going after al Qaeda, but over years now, not only have we not gone after al Qaeda… our president is supporting al Qaeda.”

Lemon: “Yes. Senator Booker, do you think Vice-President Biden is equipped to handle criminal justice reform?”

Booker: “Mr. Vice-President, there’s a saying in my community: ‘You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid, and you don’t even know the flavor.”

Biden: “Hope it’s not Guyana Grape! Oh-three-oh-three-oh-three-oh. I’ve found my three-oh on Blueberry Hill…

Lemon: “Alrighty then. Senator Gillibrand, given President Trump’s obvious repulsiveness and love of pathological behavior, what would be the first thing you would do upon entering the Oval Office?”
 
Gillibrand: “The first thing I would do is Clorox the Oval Office.”

Lemon: “What, it’s not white enough for you?! You have to bleach it?”

Gillibrand: “That’s not what—”

Lemon: “Anyway, Mr. Yang, some Democratic politicians believe we only have 10 or 12 years to fix climate change. Given that Trump hates planet Earth, do we even have that long?”

Yang: “It’s already too late. We’re screwed. I propose to give everyone in the world $1,000 to help them get to higher ground. That’s the only chance we’ve got. We’ve all got to get to higher ground. Immediately.”

Lemon: “Mayor de Blasio, since we know that Trump likes to torture animals and eat babies, what do you say to those who claim you have been ineffective at best in running New York City?”

De Blasio: “F**k them! We need to tax the hell out of the rich, Don. It’s the only way.”

Lemon: “No doubt. Former HUD Secretary Castro, since Trump’s favorite historical figure is Adolf Hitler, how would you try to heal the deep wounds that he has inflicted on the American populace?”

Castro: “I believe in open borders. Wide open. Actually, no borders at all. That should heal everything. I also believe that Trump is a racist.”

Lemon: “Right on, brother! Sen. Harris, given that Trump is fond of bestiality and pedophilia, what would you……”

                                             [Ad Nauseum…fade]


Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tolerance And Abortion


            Progressives always say, “we must be inclusive.” Then they say, “abortion is a right.”

They say, “We must be welcoming to those that are different from us.” Then they say, “abortion is health care.” They say, “We must take care of the most vulnerable in society or what does it say about us?” Then they say, “If a baby survives an abortion attempt, we’ll leave it up to the mother—with possible input from the father-- to decide if it should be allowed to live.”
They say: “Republicans want to ruin health care. Kill babies! Republicans want to throw your grandmother off a cliff. Kill babies! Republicans want dirty air and water. Kill babies! Republicans want to lynch people of color. Kill babies! Where is the civility? Kill babies! Republicans are mean-spirited. Kill babies! Capitalists are cruel. Kill babies! There is no difference between men and women. Kill babies! There are 63 genders. Kill babies! Fracking kills! Kill babies! Climate change is real, man-caused and dangerous. Kill babies! Trump separates children from their parents at our southern border…that’s sick! Kill babies!! Columbus disrupted Native American lives. Kill babies! Cigarettes can cause cancer. Kill babies! We have to protect our kids from tobacco! Kill babies! (And legalize marijuana)! Wear your seat belt. Kill babies! Get plenty of exercise, eat your vegetables and get a good night’s sleep. And kill babies! Make sure your young ones wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Kill babies! Tell your kids not to accept candy from strangers. Kill babies! Don’t let your children grow up to be cowboys. Kill babies! Don’t smoke during your pregnancy. Kill babies! Don’t drink when you’re nursing. Kill babies!”

There you have it: inclusive, welcoming and tolerant…abortion. I know, right?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Polyamory, The New Gay Marriage


            Psychologists based at California universities are leading the American Psychological Association (APA) in putting together a task force to study “consensual non-monogamy,” in order to reduce the stigma attached to those who practice it. The Golden State shrinks hope to promote “awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and ‘diverse expressions of intimate relationships.’” (Well, I personally start with a goat, two dildos, eggnog, a turkey baster, and a can of spam…”). 
            The APA’s task force Division 44 website proclaims: "Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people’s life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all. This task force seeks to address the needs of people who practice consensual non-monogamy, including their intersecting marginalized identities. The APA Division 44 Consensual Non-monogamy Task Force promotes awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and diverse expressions of intimate relationships. These include but are not limited to: people who practice polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical non-monogamous relationships." Relationship anarchy? Sounds like what people with more than two kids experience.
            Division 44 also sports a Religion and Spirituality Task Force, with the professed desire to “reduce theological barriers often separating sexual minorities from the sources of their beliefs." (I hate to be an old fuddy-duddy, but sometimes those barriers were placed there for a good reason). Those wishing to become task force members are asked whether they agree with a series of statements such as: “I support generating research and promoting awareness of issues facing individuals engaged in consensual non-monogamy with multiple marginalized identities,” and “I support including consensual non-monogamy as a legally protected class.” Multiple marginalized identities? MMI?
            Heath Schechinger is a psychologist at the University of California-Berkeley and co-chair of the APA’s Division 44 Consensual Non-monogamy Task Force (DFFCN-MTF). His website says he “specializes in providing sex therapy and working with alternative relationships and lifestyles, diverse sexualities, couples/partners, and infidelity,” and adds that he “has considerable experience in working with concerns related to polyamory/open relationships, kink, TGNC/NB, and LGBQIA.” Kink? Do we have to add a ‘K’ to LGBTQIIA?” I honestly did not know what TGNC/NB stood for. Sadly, after a little research, that is no longer the case. It stands for the “Transgender, Non-Conforming, Non-Binary” community. “LGBTGNC/NBQIIA+?”
            Reactionary, stick-in-the-mud, old curmudgeons like myself have long warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage would render marriage meaningless. After all, if marriage has naught to do with procreation, then why shouldn’t three men or four girls and a horse be able to legally marry? “Love is love,” right? There’s no more to it than that.
In an email to LifeSiteNews, psychologist Daniel Boland, an APA member for over 50 years, said of the polyamory taskforce: “The APA has abandoned all respect for fact-based research and scientific tradition. It has capitulated to the most unstable, most radical elements in our society.” He added, “Its abandonment of its original professionalism renders it no longer credible to the public or to its members.”
            As others have noted, this is what happens when ideology replaces science. And it is happening ever more frequently across multiple disciplines.
            Much as with gay marriage in years past, polyamory is gaining acceptance in popular culture. Willow Smith, singer-- and daughter of actor Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith-- recently declared herself polyamorous. The 18-year-old said she is equally attracted to men and women and averred that she would find fulfillment in a relationship with two other people. That particular arrangement is apparently known as a “throuple.” (As in, “Nobody knows the throuples I’ve seen!”). Willow recently told something called Red Table Talk, “I love men and women equally, and so I would definitely want one man, one woman. I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people." How charmingly old-fashioned.
            And polyridiculous.




Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Girl Scouts Award Scout For Promoting Abortion


                The Girl Scouts of America granted a high school sophomore its prestigious Girl Scouts Gold Award for promoting access to abortion. The sophomore told Tucson Life she’s “planning on hosting an event to educate people about and de-stigmatize access to ‘women’s healthcare.’” Access to “women’s healthcare” has never been stigmatized. Unfortunately, usage of preposterous euphemisms hasn’t been effectively stigmatized.
                The award-winning sophomore also joined the Women’s March in protest of President Trump and his policies. The Girl Scouts have often been accused of promoting a left-wing worldview in recent years, with good reason. Many feel that significant evidence proves the organization has essentially become a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, and sexualizes young girls through its influence. In fact, Planned Parenthood instructional materials are part of the core curriculum at Girl Scouts training seminars.
                The GSA has recently changed the name of several of its most popular cookies, maybe because they’re made in different bakeries, maybe for politically-correct reasons. Do-si-dos have become trefoil cookies, tagalongs peanut butter patties and samosas caramel delites. (I mean, think about it: square dancing is so yesterday, no one wants to think of someone who isn’t really wanted on the journey, and cultural appropriation is a crime, right)?
                More changes are imminent, now that progressives and Socialists are unabashedly ruling the day. One person close to the organization told me that the group will be introducing several new cookies for 2021. Thin Mints will go the way of the dinosaur due to the name’s implicit body-shaming. The cookie will henceforth be known as Healthy Yet Realistic Body Weight Mints. Venezuela Vanilla will join the line-up, as will Russian Teacakes, Planned Parenthood Peanut Butter Patties, Transgender Toffee Biscuits, Queer Wafers, Lesbian Lemonade Scones, and “Better Red Cake Than Dead Cookies.”
                I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering already. Put me down for two boxes of each!



Monday, July 29, 2019

Great News, Americans!


                Great news, Americans! Not only is the stock market at an all-time high, so is support for polygamy! A recent Gallup poll on American values and beliefs found acceptance of multiple spouses is now the highest on record, with 17% of respondents saying the practice is “morally acceptable.” Experts caution that determining the exact cause of the trend is difficult. There has, of course, been a rapid and general increase in “liberal” views on social issues such as same-sex relationships and premarital sex. However, one Gallup analyst notes that support for polygamy in the U.S. has risen by nearly 10 percentage points in just the seven years the TLC show “Sister Wives” has been on the air. (If that pace continues, by our tricentennial, everyone in America will declare polygamy to be a right granted to us by our Creator).
                It wouldn’t be the first time that the boob tube has helped change American values. The NBC sitcom Will & Grace featured several gay characters and is often credited with shifting American’s attitudes on gay rights. And there are numerous other examples.
                The unprecedented general increase in progressive views on social issues in America has been proceeding apace for over 50 years now. While television has certainly played its part, so has academia, the mainstream media, Hollywood in general, and the ever-emboldened special-interest groups themselves.
    I have no doubt that if Americans were now more thoroughly polled, their acceptance of pedophilia, frotteurisme, zoophilia, necrophilia, urophilia, klismaphilia, coprophilia, incest, and auto-erotic asphyxia would be the highest ever on record, as well.
   Tolerance, diversity, and inclusiveness good! Judgement, values, and virtues bad! 

               

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wisconsin Woman Named "Marijuana Pepsi" Receives PhD


                A Wisconsin woman, who works full-time at Beloit College, has the real given name of Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck. And, according to a recent report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, she earned a doctorate degree this past May, so is now officially Dr. Marijuana Pepsi…Vandyck.
                Vandyck, 46, said she’s been teased all her life by classmates, teachers and bosses because of her name. She told the Journal-Sentinel, “Regardless of what they do, say or what they’re trying to put in place, you still have to move forward and succeed.” She noted that some people simply refused to call her by her real name, often opting for “Mary,” which she dismissed. She admitted, however, that she went by the initials MP when she worked as a real estate agent—so stoners wouldn’t steal her business signs.
                Marijuana Pepsi’s mother, Maggie Johnson (!), bestowed the unusual name on her daughter. Despite the fact that she named Marijuana Pepsi’s sisters “Kimberly” and “Robin.” Despite her success, Vandyck, who neither smokes weed nor drinks pop, advises against naming kids after pot or illicit drugs.
                Not surprisingly, she left her unstable home when she was 15 and has spent her life trying to prove herself. She vowed to earn her PhD soon thereafter, telling others “I’m going to be called Dr. Marijuana Pepsi.” Everybody has a dream. Though many go Up In Smoke.
                So it was with great pride that she presented her dissertation, titled “Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviors and student perceptions,” to her instructors at Cardinal Stritch University. (For her dissertation, Vandyck interviewed other students whose teachers and classmates had focused on their names, according to the Journal-Sentinel report).
                Happily—if ironically—Marijuana Pepsi has achieved her dream of getting a PhD in higher education leadership. She asserted: “I’ve grown into my name because I am a strong woman. I’ve had to be.”
                Let’s hope this story doesn’t prompt others to give ridiculous names to their offspring. We’ll have enough problems in the near future without having to deal with a Dr. Magic Mushrooms Mountain Dew, a Dr. Opioid Sprite, a Dr. Cigarettes Fanta, a Dr. Downer Mello Yello, or a Dr. Heroin Coca-Cola. (Almost sounds redundant).
                As for me, well, I prefer to be called Dr. Beer Dr. Pepper.
               
               




Saturday, July 27, 2019

University Fellow Equates Air Travel With Random Gun Violence


                Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, launched a preposterous and profane Twitter attack on Jason Rabinowitz recently, over the latter’s decision to fly to Madrid for no critically important reason. Rabinowitz, who hosts a podcast about airline travel, had found inexpensive round-trip tickets to Madrid-- from New York’s JFK International Airport—and was unafraid to use them. He apparently noted on his podcast that he was only making the trip because of the relatively low price of the tickets. This did not sit well with Holthaus (which in German translates into “brings the house”), who brought the house down on top of Rabinowitz, saying: “We are in a climate emergency. What the f**k are you thinking, you selfish, entitled asshole? People are literally dying because of this kind of shit.” He said “unnecessary” air travel should be illegal and cited “unexamined privilege” for creating the “biggest existential threat we’ve ever faced as a species.” Yes. Quite.
    According to thecollegefix.com, Holthaus added: “This kind of behavior is the same as taking a gun and just firing blindly into the air towards a crowd just because you think it’s fun to shoot a gun. You don’t care who you’re hurting. You just care about yourself.”
                In fact, hopping on an airplane is in no way like “taking a gun and just firing blindly into the air towards a crowd.” When you step onto a plane, none of the people around you will be harmed or killed. Attempting to make that analogy is akin to saying, “mowing your lawn is the same as randomly lobbing tactical nuclear missiles into neighboring territories just for your personal amusement.” Or that “eating beef is the same as murder. You don’t care who you’re hurting. You just care about yourself.”
    And, what are the odds that Holthaus is untroubled by abortion?
                Rabinowitz did not respond to Holthaus’s tweets. Holthaus later apologized, saying: “I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt. I shouldn’t have used that word to describe a person and I apologize for it and will work on doing better.” However, he could not help adding that it’s the system as a whole that needs to change, and savaged civic leaders and the airline industry for their role in the “outrageous” and “permanent” destruction of the biosphere on “the only planet in the known universe that can harbor life.”
                So, you’re saying we are unique, Mr. Holthaus? Possibly even derived from our Creator? I thought scientists believed life must be common around the universe? A garden-variety, non-miraculous result of a simple scientific numbers game, no?
                The “biggest existential threat we’ve ever faced as a species” does indeed loom over us today. It isn’t global warming, however. It is our rejection of natural law and refusal to believe in anything greater than ourselves.



Friday, July 26, 2019

NPR Says Babies Are Not Babies Until They Are Born


             National Public Radio’s supervising senior standards and practices editor Mark Memmott recently published a “guidance reminder” instructing the non-profit media organization’s employees in how to frame abortion news. Memmott wrote: “The term ‘unborn’ implies that there is a baby inside a pregnant woman, not a fetus. Babies are not babies until they are born. They're fetuses. Incorrectly calling a fetus a ‘baby’ or ‘the unborn’ is part of the strategy used by antiabortion groups to shift language/legality/public opinion.”
That is simply a bold-faced lie.
Memmott added: “NPR doesn't use the term ‘abortion clinics.’ We say instead, ‘medical or health clinics that perform abortions.’ The point is to not to use abortion before the word clinic. The clinics perform other procedures and not just abortions.” Memmott also cautioned staffers not to use terms such as "fetal heartbeat,” “partial birth” and “late-term abortion,” because they are terms often used by scary, radical, right-wing extremists who somehow oppose abortion.
Incredibly, Memmott claims the memo will help NPR be “precise, accurate and neutral” when discussing abortion. Telling your talent (and that is a relative term here) that they should not use the terms “baby” or “unborn” when referring to what is inside a pregnant woman is not accurate or neutral. It is certifiable. Is it a shoe? No. An amorphous blob? No. Is it alive? Yes. So, is it a duckling? No. A piglet? No. For God’s sake then, stop refusing to call a baby a baby! (Which is much of the reason why the NPRs of the world won’t stop doing just that).
Doctors and nurses describe “how your baby grows and develops” during the first—and each subsequent—trimester for parents who are expecting. They do not typically refer to “your fetus.” During ultra-sounds nurses don’t point to the screen and say, “Look at that thing there, your fetus is a boy!” (Nor do they say, “I’m arbitrarily assigning the gender ‘boy’ to your fetus”).
It is repulsive that taxpayer-funded NPR goes to these extremes to slant their coverage of a “life and death” issue (to quote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand), and is yet another example of the making of fake news. Leftists have always engaged in the corruption of language to entice, deceive and coerce the dull and unwary. Hence “Illegal immigrant,” a factually correct term, becomes the inane “undocumented alien” (due to their supposed “spark of divinity,” no doubt-- see also, Nancy Pelosi). Those who wish to be a member of the opposite sex simply have to say that they are, and, voilà, they are “transgendered.” Yet, pro-abortion progressives attempt to dehumanize small humans by labeling them as “fetuses” or “non-viable tissue masses.”  
A baby is a fetus though it looks like a baby and functions like a baby, has a beating heart (I mean an “embryonic pulsing” to quote a recent article in the New York Times), two arms, two legs and a pair of eyes? Even though it is an inch or two from being outside the womb, and even though as soon as it makes it outside of the womb it magically turns into a…”baby?” If a fetus is born weeks—or even months—early it instantaneously and miraculously morphs into a “baby?” Must be the air.
What if what NPR calls a fetus identifies as a baby? What then? Huh? How do you handle that, Mark Memmott? Memmott’s memo is not just ignorant and irrational, but twisted and deranged.
Those who supported slavery and those who support abortion share the vehement belief in dehumanizing those they don’t consider equals. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the early days of the republic had slaves counted as 3/5 of a human being. Though it sounds horrible, in reality this was done to lessen the power of the slave states and help bring about the abolition of slavery. Should there be a Three-Fifths Compromise with pro-abortion types? If they agree to consider “fetuses” as at least 3/5 of a human being, they’d be closer to a moral position than they are now.
All slaves were babies at one time. Thank God that not all babies grow up to be slaves.