Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day--Yesterday And Today

This weekend we remember those who have passed, particularly those who served our country to preserve liberty and freedom.

We also thank those who presently serve our country.

Those who were born about, or perhaps prior to the time of World War II sometimes wonder if this generation---the teenagers, really appreciate or understand the enormous price that was paid in preserving our freedom.

And how blessed we are to be Americans.

Looking back to June 6, 1944, then looking at a high school in South Carolina last week gives reason for hope.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gov. Jindal's Religious Liberty Bill Defeated By Republicans

It was a sad day in Louisiana.

Republican lawmakers sided with Democrats, big business and LGBT activists to kill a bill that would have protected individuals and religious institutions opposed to same-sex "marriage."

The proposed law was very clear, stating that its only purpose was to prevent the government from discriminating against a person or a non profit because of their support for traditional marriage.

Governor Bobby Jindal said, "I'm issuing an Executive Order to prevent the state from discriminating against those with deeply held religious beliefs."

A house legal committee of 12 people, including several Republicans, voted 10-2 this week to shelve the bill, effectively killing it and the Order.

Tony Perkins says, "Those ten legislators voted against freedom and against two-thirds of Louisianans who support the Marriage and Conscience Act."

He says, "This is a failure of leadership and goes to the heart of what's wrong with American politics today."

Why would Republicans go on the record in public opposition to the most fundamental value---faith and freedom, that the Party claims to stand for?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Is Bill Nye Really The "Science Guy?"

Although the TV series "Bill Nye The Science Guy" was only created for 5 years---1993 to 1998---100 episodes, millions of kids have knelt in front of a TV screen learning the lessons of science--- thanks to reruns---from the "Science Guy."

The reruns remind some they are no longer the little kid they once were in the 90s, while the little kids of 2015 continue to be charmed---and educated, by Bill's wit. He's funny.

But is he right?

Is he really the "Science Guy" or is he a highly motivated, very effective advocate?

Science Guy Nye has made it abundantly clear over the years, and in recent statements and debates, he does not believe that God created, well...Creation.

Last week he spoke to the grown up kids at Rutgers University. It was their Commencement.

He told the kids, "There's no such thing as race" because "skin color is a consequence of ultraviolet light, latitude and climate."

He also told the students to "Challenge those who dismiss climate change. The scientific consensus on climate change is as strong as the consensus that smoking causes cancer."

Are you sure about that, Bill Nye the Science Guy?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"This Is Angie From PP--We Need An Ambulance..."

New 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that a Planned Parenthood patient in Spokane, WA., was transported to the hospital April 15, 2015.

"This is Angie from Planned Parenthood. We need an ambulance for a patient we can't stop the bleeding," a Planned Parenthood caller told a 911 dispatcher.

The Planned Parenthood worker was transferred to a Fire Department dispatcher who asked her what happened. The rest of the recording was redacted---much like the emails on Secretary of State Hillary's personal/professional/government employee server.

And speaking of Hillary---I'll come back to that in a moment.

Folks from Sidewalk Advocates, a pro-life organization in Spokane, shot video footage as the ambulance loaded the patient at the Planned Parenthood facility in Spokane.

I wrote about this incident when it happened.

Their video shows a woman carrying what appears to be a red plastic biohazard bag getting into the ambulance and leaving with the patient.

Aborted baby remains are often placed in these bags.

Abortion advocates always claim these kinds of incidents are rare and isolated.

But are they?

And are abortion clinics, advertised as safe for women's health needs---aka, abortion, prepared for emergencies rising from botched abortions?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jeb Bush: "Perfect Candidate Existed 2000 Years Ago"

Political strategists say probable presidential candidate Jeb Bush had a very bad week, last week.

Indeed he did. He even stumbled in his Fox interview.

Saturday in Iowa City, a reporter from the Washington Post asked him why he wasn't better prepared to answer the questions everybody knew he would be asked? And does that suggest a sign of weakness in his probable candidacy?

Bush replied, "Nah...we are all going to make mistakes. If you're looking for the perfect candidate he probably existed 2,000 years ago."

Most of us get that. Jesus was perfect. We are not. We also get that Jesus wasn't running for anything. He already was something. He is God. Politicians are not God, although some would like to be.

What politicians seem to consistently miss is that most of us "non-elite" folks are not looking for a "perfect" candidate.

Ironically, The New York Times, of all newspapers, may have at least brushed the truth this past weekend about what we the people actually "do" want in a candidate.