Not a Massively Long Post Open Thread

Figured my last post was way too long, so let’s put up something more immediately topical.

Cosmopolitan puts a sad face on the fact that more Texas women are having babies…I’m telling you, abortion is a sacrament in the Church of Progressivism.

Jimmy Carter opines that Trump is far more malleable than Cruz – and he would know about being a malleable President!

Do you like your recently reduced gasoline prices? Obama doesn’t.

Rob long points out that organizing and voting is what wins elections – it was, after all, Team Obama’s massively efficient organization which got him the votes in 2012. My note on this: of all the candidates, Cruz and Hillary have, by far, the best nuts-and-bolts political organizations. All else being equal, this indicates they will be the nominees and one of them will out-organize the other and win. Preparation wins battles.

I watched The Right Stuff the other day – delightful movie but what struck me most about it was that it was really a story about men being men; wanting to be tough and brave and do the grand deed simply because it needs to be done and brave men have to step up and do it. We’ve lost that.

Hillary doesn’t want to release the transcripts of the speeches she gave before various fat cat corporations and organizations. Is it because she reveals secrets – or because they are such clear boilerplate garbage that no one could possibly justify paying $250,000 to hear it, and thus it is clearly just a bribe for future access?

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10 thoughts on “Not a Massively Long Post Open Thread

  1. Amazona February 5, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    The Dems deserve to have Hillary as their nominee. Oh, I am sure it will happen, and the fact that it will happen is the best indictment of Democrats as totally indifferent not only to bad character but to the rule of law.

    Hillary’s organization will get her the nomination, but once she is publicly crowned as the head of the Democrat Party she will force the run of the mill, average, traditional Dem voter to take a look at what his party has become and what kind of leadership he wants to be responsible for.

    Right now, voting for Hillary is a badge of shame. (Voting for Sanders is a badge of stupidity, but that’s another story.) A good GOP campaign will find a way to make that clear, to make the case over and over again that voting for Hillary Clinton is not just a vote for a certain political philosophy of how best to govern the nation but for the idea that the rule of law is meaningless, for a de facto monarchy in which the head of the government can not only legislate from the throne in the Oval Office but is above the law, not held to the same standards as the common man.

  2. Amazona February 5, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    The comments on the Cosmo article are great. One shows the passion for “science” that is a bragging point for Lefties—some guy, referring to the description of killing babies as “murder”, says if your pancreas was infected and you removed it, would THAT be murder?

    So profoundly wrong, on so many levels, from trying to imply that an unborn baby is nothing more than an “infection” to what is evidently some confusion about the difference between an organ that has always been an organ, with its own specific purpose, from conception, which will never be anything but part of the body’s support system, and a baby, which has always been a human being with a specific growth pattern, designed to separate from the mother’s body and become independent, from conception. If this is an example of the devotion to “science” on the Left, I can see why they find that AGW Koolaid so tasty.

    Another funny comment on the science acumen of Lefties pointed out that Planned Parenthood was only defunded in Texas in October, and wondered if the gestation period in Texas is shorter than nine months. No, it’s just that the “science” so beloved by Lefties is a little short on math and reason. And anatomy.

    You are right about abortion being a sacrament of the belief system that it is Progressivism.

    • M. Noonan February 5, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      The thing about the Progressives is that they are precisely Caiaphas who, in the Bible, advises his fellow Rulers that one must die so that others may live.

      To be sure, if a person decides to give their life for another that is something sublime…but to volunteer someone else’s death for the sake of others is, well, murder. Our Progressives are all about sacrifice – it is just that they always propose to sacrifice someone other than themselves. They want other people to sacrifice money. Other people to sacrifice convenience. Other people to sacrifice life…never Progressives. Oh, no! None of that – Progressives are too important to be placed on the altar of Progressives ideals…

    • Amazona February 5, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Just curious—does anyone know what impact losing state funding has had on Planned Parenthood activity in Texas? Have any of their clinics closed? Do they still provide abortions? Do they still provide other health care services? We all know that they never did provide mammograms, but I wonder if they are still around, still providing birth control, etc. The last figures I could find listed 34 PP clinics operating in Texas, but I don’t know if that has changed since state defunding.

      BTW, the very term “defunding” sounds as if funding has been taken away from PP. No, it is just not being provided. It is a lack of state funding, not a diminishment of other sources of funding.

      • M. Noonan February 6, 2016 / 12:18 am

        They had to find some crisis – so, they picked that women are having more babies…which, as you point out, can’t possibly be related to a reduction in taxpayer funds for PP because it hasn’t been long enough…they are, as usual, just lying.

      • Amazona February 6, 2016 / 1:54 am

        I guess what I am getting at is that PP is still doing abortions, as far as I can tell from their web site listing Texas locations and “services”, and are theoretically still providing all the birth control they did before, and there are hundreds of other places to get abortions and birth control, so the only difference I can see is that the state itself is not funding PP any more.

        I’m trying to make sense of the story. Is it that most Texas abortions were paid for by other Texans, whether or not they wanted to do so, and now that the taxpayers are not picking up the bill these poor gestational creatures lack the wherewithal to kill their inconvenient babies? Is it that all these infant deaths had to be paid for with taxpayer dollars to make them possible?

        Or was a large percentage of birth control dispensed by PP in Texas paid for by taxpayer dollars? And is now, of course, unavailable through any of the hundreds/thousands of other women’s health centers?

        Or is it that there is a rising tide of decency and morality in Texas that just offends the abortion fanatics and they are pissed off about it?

        I’m calling BS on the whole article, and commenting on the bizarre mentality that actually thinks anyone would be offended by the prospect of more innocent human beings escaping the butcher’s knife.

  3. Amazona February 8, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    In the same vein as Cosmo whining that Texans are having too many babies, NARAL is pitching a hissy fit because a Doritos commercial showed an unborn child looking like, well, an unborn child. They are furious, ranting and raving, about the commercial “humanizing” a human fetus. That clearly violates the Abortion Lovers’ Creed, which is that whatever is growing in that female’s uterus is not a baby, no sirree, not a human being, not entitled to any protection, not with any rights, just a clump of cells whose entire existence is totally at the whim of a female who may or may not decide to be a real woman, and might at any time just decide to be a savage who butchers her innocent child because it is inconvenient.

    The idea that ANYONE could say, with presumably a straight face, that there is something wrong with an ad that calls attention to the simple fact that an unborn child is a human being, by whining that the ad “humanizes” what is already a human being, is absolutely bizarre. But this is what passes for intellect on the Rabidly Radical Left.

    (On the other hand, I’ll bet they were fine with Beyonce’s racist anti-police squatting and humping act.)

    • Bob Eisenhower February 8, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      I watched that commercial. That fetus enjoys Doritos. Nobody’s gonna believe that baby is human.

      • Bob Eisenhower February 8, 2016 / 7:20 pm

        I’d like to apologize to all them Doritos eaters out there. My comments do not accurately reflect my opinion.

      • M. Noonan February 9, 2016 / 12:15 am

        NARAL really stepped in it there – people I know who are just non-political and don’t care too much about it thought it was just stupid they way they over-reacted.

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