Obama on Roe v. Wade

Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.

I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.

And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.  Barack Obama, January 22, 2011

Let’s examine a few items with his statement, the inconsistencies with words and actions are astounding:

government should not intrude on private family matters.” Unless:

a. It is to force you under penalty of law to buy health insurance.

b. It is to tell us what light bulbs we must use in our private family residence.

c. It is to require 1099s for anyone who is paid more than $600 per year.

etc.  The government intrudes in private family matters daily.  President Obama is right that the Federal government should not do so, but back it up with actions and consistency.

our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams”

I certainly agree with the quoted statement.  By this logic, though, if one parent does not agree to the pregnancy, then they should not be bound to support the child or the other parent. The burden on the “son’s” “rights, freedoms, opportunities, and dreams” is not negligible, in fact it is as much as the “daughter’s”.  “Sons” have no rights now to demand an abortion in order to “fulfill their dreams” nor do the “sons” have the right to fulfill their dreams.

An Oddity on the Giffords’ shooting

If you look at http://www.youtube.com/user/giffords2, you will note under the “Subscriptions (2)” section that the Giffords YouTube channel that she is subscribed to two other channels. One of which is Classitup10 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitup10) which is the nut-job, Jared Lee Loughner’s YouTube channel.

What in the world is going on that she was subscribed to his YouTube channel?

Screenshots to follow.

Bloggers blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords shooting

After seeing bloggers trying to blame Sarah Palin for the Gabrielle Giffords shooting today, a few facts should be stated:
1. Jared Lee Loughner lists among his favorite books Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitup10). None of those would be listed by any Republican or Tea Partier as favorite books. Both favor a large, central, all-powerful government controlling the citizens.
2. Jared Lee Loughner’s High School friend on twitter (http://twitter.com/caitieparker) says he was a “left wing” pot head.
3. Jared Lee Loughner writes using the terms “B.C.E”. Loughner hated “In God We Trust.” Both of which show he is not a Christian.
4. Loughner is reportedly a registered “independent”.
5. Loughner shot and killed a Republican Federal Judge. Does that make him a Democrat?

6. CNN used the name “Crossfire” for a show for nearly 25 years (1982-2005).  That is 23 years of indoctrinating people to think of political debate as “Crossfire”.
[Update] 7. Loughner had sent Representative Giffords a letter in 2007. More than a year prior to Sarah Palin being a household name.

[Update 1/12/2010] 8. “He did not watch TV.  He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio” according to a friend.

Update 1/17/2010] 9. The New York Times reports that Loughner was a Present Bush hater – “His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush”.

Saying Sarah Palin is to blame, the Tea Party, the Republican party – or for that matter the Democratic party – is nuts. It sounds like something that this nut job would say! The blame belongs with an insane killer. No one else. But don’t let any facts get in the way of a good smear.

Concentrate on the victims, not trying to pin it on someone else.

Regarding the Communist Manifesto, Conservatives generally want small government with power widely distributed and closer to the voter with most decisions left to the individual. (The left wing wants larger, more centralized government. Once the differences are stated it becomes clear that one side wants power in government, the other freedom to the people. Groups that want large government are the fascists, socialists, and communists – in other words statists and dictators like the Nazi Socialists, the USSR, Mao’s Socialists. All of whom were willing to kill millions of people in order to establish their social order. All of whom wanted a strong, central, powerful government in order to impose their will on everyone else “for their own good.”

The choice is easy: freedom or government. Life and liberty vs power and control.

Mask or not, if you hunt without a prenup, pack some ketchup for the dung. – Chuck Lorre

Before Undoogoo would venture into the jungle to begin his daily hunt, he would don a mask to confuse his prey. Not a mask meant to frighten. No, Undoogoo’s mask was pleasant to look at, designed to trick his quarry into thinking that he was harmless. In this way, Undoogoo was able to get close and strike a lethal blow. Which is exactly what he had in mind the day he spied a beautiful creature drinking at a watering hole. Hiding behind his benign facade, he positioned himself alongside his intended victim and prepared to attack. But what Undoogoo didn’t know was that this “beautiful creature” was also wearing a mask. A mask that successfully camouflaged a fierce and merciless predator. And so it was that Undoogoo suddenly found himself being devoured, torn apart, eviscerated!

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