July 14, 2015. A VERY Bad Day.

In no particular order, here’s why Tuesday, July 14, 2015 was a particularly bad day in America… and really, the world.

1. OBAMA FORCES CONTRACEPTION ON NUNS Obama Admin tells nuns – Yes,Little Sisters of the Poor NUNS – they must facilitate the purchase of birth control.  (And as a bonus: these are nuns who minister to the poor – in hospice.  HOSPICE, okay?  Not a lot of nookie goin’ on in their daily ministry.  And their name?  Even their name should elicit gentleness and compassion in anyone with a conscience:  Little Sisters of the Poor.)

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I don’t even know how to comment on this story without crying.  Honestly.  And I’m a fallen woman.  An EX-Catholic, with no particular “brand” of faith to call my own.  So I’m no reflexive Catholic apologist.  But I’m not without wit.  I’m sentient.  I can read.  I know what our Founding was all about, what it means, why it means what it means… etc., etc., and this is just flabbergasting.

FURTHER READING:  If you’d like to so some reading on how this could happen in America, of all places, let me heartily recommend a brilliant America Thinker piece, U.S. Has Established a State Religion: What Now for Christians?, which echoes my thoughts beautifully.  It delineates how the federal government’s establishment of non-religion has become the functional equivalent of the federal government’s religion… which is sorta the opposite of the whole point of our country…

2.  BABY BODY PARTS FOR SALE (Taxpayer supported) Planned Parenthood is selling body parts… and evidently has no problem discussing the best way, during a late-term abortion, to crush-this-without-crushing-that, while keeping the profitable organs intact, and going over the minute details of this unimaginably evil practice while sipping wine over lunch at a restaurant.

I mean… What… What can you even say to that?

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: Meanwhile, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post etc. is shoving a microphone in front of every single GOP Presidential candidate demanding they condemn Donald Trump over his remarks on the Mexican border (which were impolitic but substantially true) or be regarded as endorsing them, but not a single one of them has asked Hillary Clinton (or any other Democrat, candidate or not) if she stands with Planned Parenthood, will condemn thisSanger on weeds ghoulish practice, return the many thousands of dollars in campaign donations they’ve given her, awards they’ve given her, or be regarded as endorsing them.

It’s good to be a Democrat.

Margaret_Sanger-KKKFURTHER READING: If you’d like some further reading on the long, long ties between Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party, here’s just one blog post I found on HRC’s, Obama’s, and Democratic support in general for PP. If you are unaware of the hideous genesis of Planned Parenthood, and you might well be since it’s been buried so well, Margaret Sanger founded it back in the Progressive Era.  She was a virulent racist, eugenicist, and spoke openly about how the purpose of “planned parenthood” wasmargaret-sanger-quote-about-negro-population the pulling of “weeds” from the population, i.e., ‘undesirables’… like blacks…

Again… If people only knew the truth of progressivism, how cold and calculating it was and remains (clearly!), there’s just no possible way you could embrace it.  And please don’t misunderstand:  it’s not that I am for a return to back-alley abortions.  I’m not.  That genie is out of the bottle.  But I do believe that third-trimester abortion should be severely restricted.  I mean… Good grief.  If you don’t know if you want to go through with a pregnancy until you’re 8 1/2 months along… the decision had been made for you, toots.  That baby is coming.  If you don’t want it, give it up for adoption.  

3.  NUKES FOR MULLAHS The capitulation was finally complete this morning in Vienna.  We have a deal.  With Iran.  This piece at American Thinker pretty well sums up my feelings on the matter.  In short?  Obama just launched a Middle-East NUCLEAR arms race, and I don’t have a lot of confidence these medieval-mahdi-seeking-mullahs will exercise self-control.  If it’s not Israel’s death-warrant, it’s surely somebody’s… maybe a lot of somebodys…

And just for kicks, consider:  This President has gone out of his way, orchestrated a massive global effort, to see to it that Iran gets nukes, while simultaneously launching an equally aggressive domestic effort to see to it that his fellow Americans can’t have a lawful gun.  Got that?  Mullas and nukes = GOOD.  Fellow Americans and Second Amendment = BAD.

I guess you’d have to be a progressive to appreciate (or divine) any nuance in that.

FURTHER READING:  Mark Levin’s take on this (the Iran deal) is perfect.  Highly recommend listening to his 07/14/2015 podcast in full (It’s his entire 3 hour show – less than 2 hours because all the commercials are chopped out – and it’s free, every day), or you can read excerpts here.

So that’s July 14, 2015 in America.

And we’ve got 555 days more of this to go.

If we make it that far.

Everybody's an Expert – in D.C.

This kerfuffle over contraception/abortofacients/sterilization & the Catholic Church has exposed – AGAIN – the olympic hubris of the Left.

To hear them tell it, they are not only bureaucrats, but profit/loss insurance industry experts AND Ph.D.’s in theology.  The arguments they proffer in what to non-propagandized people is a SCREAMINGLY clear issue of 1st amendment religious liberty are TOTALLY tangential to the issue and UTTERLY pedantic.

First:  This meme that the insurance companies won’t be crushed by the cost of offering FREE contraception to EVERY AMERICAN who wants it and it will actually inure to their benefit because of the presumed, resulting diminution in expensive births begs the question: If these rapacious, greedy insurance companies really are as they’ve been sold, DON’T YOU THINK THEY WOULD BE DOING THIS ALREADY??????

So… what?  Now you’re an insurance expert AND a hack bureaucrat? Like your argument about the greedy insurance companies’  costs coming out in the wash YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. Please…

And second, but related:  Now you’re a bureaucrat and a THEOLOGIAN?

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU to tell the Catholic Church – based on your vapid, stupid, COMPLETELY OFF-POINT laundry lists of stats about how many Catholics already break the church’s rules about these matters – THAT THEY ARE WRONG?

THE PLAINTIFF CLERGY ARE THE FOREMOST EXPERTS ON THEIR OWN – INFORMED – OPINONS OF WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THEIR FAITH – NOT YOU, YOU POMPOUS ASSES!

It doesn’t MATTER what YOU think.  It doesn’t MATTER if YOU think it doesn’t violate Catholic doctrine – or shouldn’t.

This is NOT YOUR DECISION to make. It’s THEIRS, you busy-body gimme-girl MORONS.

Rant over.

 

The Prophylactic on the Truth: The Ribbed NYT Brand

These people are seriously deeeeeranged.  They can’t be this dishonest, can they?  Or think that we are this stupid?  How are such super-smaht people this stricken with goo where their mental acuity should be?

The NYT posted yet another “life, liberty and free condoms are your constitutional right” piece, this time as an NYT editorial.

I felt compelled to comment, below.  They won’t publish it, so I am publishing here:

There’s no love lost between me and the Catholic Church of my upbringing, but to frame this as a “right” to birth control argument is fatuous and dishonest, even for wicked smaht liberals like you guys, who gas up the place with fatuous and dishonest every minute of every damned day.

It doesn’t MATTER what YOU think. It matters what THE CHURCH thinks, and THEY think directing A SINGLE PENNY in SUPPORT of abortion/contraception is WRONG and it DOESN’T MATTER if Obama uses some bullish*t bookkeeping trick as a fig leaf.

He’s reached his big fat federal hand into the sanctuary of faith and you know it. Just own up to it ferkryssakes, and make an honest argument. But this? This is beneath even you.

 

Sally Kohn: Traffic Court = Supreme Court

The new Soros muffin Fox recently hired as a “balanced” Contributor just made a truly stupid argument – a.k.a. packed full of Proggie dishonesty and vapidity – from the standard Commie a-la-carte menu of straw-men, benevolent despotism, etc. comfort food – in defense of Obama’s ghastly Federal overreach into the Church by saying that (I can’t believe she’s this stupid, or thinks we are. She actually seems like a good scout, though I feel link screaming every time I listen to her shallow reasoning.) “the state compels people to do things all the time, like stopping at stop signs.”

Okay, chickie, but:

1. Not stopping at the stop sign won’t get me or the other guy pregnant.

2. Not stopping at the stop sign will not violate the religious beliefs of any religion I know of.

3. Not stopping at a stop sign is a good way to get killed, so one doesn’t really need the state to tell you to do it except as a method of revenue collection.

4. It’s LOCAL not FEDERAL.

I could go on, but I’ll stop there.

It reminds me of the mandate argument libs used during the health care debate:  “You have to buy insurance for your car!”

Yeah, well, I wasn’t born a BUICK.  Driving is a privilege, not a right.  It is enforced by the STATE, and the insurance is for THE OTHER GUY, not ME IN CASE I hit them – it is RISK based, as it is, by definition “insurance” – not COVERAGE which is what ObamaCare is…

*sigh*

(While typing this, I have the White House Daily Press Briefing on. Carney just said he didn’t want to tell the Senate how to do its business in response to a question about how Harry Reid is leading the Senate… not 3 minutes after he told the Catholic Church how to to its business by forcing them to pay for what is literally murder in their minds – the morning after pill.  Must be nice to be an amazingly elastic liberal.)