Friday, August 30, 2013

Barack Obama and I are bad people

Barack Obama and I have a few things in common, I'm sure, and one of them that I know of is that we both send our kids to private schools. So according to Allison Benedikt, we are bad people. Michael Miller reports this here, and I really don't have the stomach to read or quote from Benedikt's article, so I'll excerpt his.

Ms. Benedikt’s “rationale”? [Yeah, I use the term loosely.] Incredibly selfish parents who send their kids to private schools are “ruining one of our nation’s most essential institutions in order to get what’s best for their own kids.”

Benedikt goes on to say that, in her way of thinking, “if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve.”

Oh, good, then “every single child” would learn “every single thing the same way” and “every single “progressive” in America would be pleased as punch, huh, Allison? I don’t want to get too melodramatic here, but that sounds like it could’ve been a great selling point for Hitler’s Youth Camps.

Benedikt then gets downright hilarious:

“This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will be worth it, for the eventual common good.”

Yes, America, screw your kids and your grand kids – we’re all in this for the “common good” of future generations, right? Yeah, no.

My guess is that Allison Benedikt is against vouchers and tuition tax credits. Also probably the Catholic church.

It all comes down to the left wanted to "spread the misery around" under the guise of "spreading the wealth around." Simply ridiculous. In the article she mentions that she has a public school education. Really, I would never have guessed.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A little bizarre, yet cute and funny

Best song I could find about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"So what do you want of me?
Got no cure for misery,
And if I go around with you,
You know that I'll get messed up, too -- with you."

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

View of my C-Barrel table

This all went down over in Piqua at the C-Barrel right next to La Quinta where I was staying.

Let me tell you what this all about. Right here is what we got. We got ourselves some of that catfish, some of that fried okra, some of that sweet potato casserole. Them greens got shredded hamhock in there the way I like. Two them corn pone muffin with butter. And I know all y'all's mouths must be watering. Don't worry, they don't call it Cracka Barrel fo nothing, they lets crackas in all the time and crackas work there and eat there.

Lux Interior playing with his shirt on

This remains one of the most amazing events in history to my mind. The Cramps playing a gig at a mental hospital. I've never seen the whole thing, but this excerpt is pretty tame other than a mental patient yelling "F You!" at the beginning.

I'll bet everyone had loads of fun. A punk friend of mine remarked to me once "Man, you couldn't do this nowadays. There's no way you could pull it off." Damn lawyers.

42 Botched Chemical Abortions in Ohio

From our friends at Ohio Right to Life:

42 Botched Chemical Abortions Reported to State Medical Board
Planned Parenthood Defies FDA Health Protocol for Abortion Pill RU-486

Laura Beth Kirsop 
DATE: Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
(614) 547-0099 ext. 309 

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life urged Attorney General Mike DeWine to expedite the litigation against Planned Parenthood and its practice of off-label prescribing abortion pill RU-486 (mifepristone) in Ohio. This request comes in light of 42 reports of failed uses of the drug in the state.

The Food and Drug Administration recommends that RU-486 (commonly referred to as a chemical abortion) be administered in two doses orally and in the presence of a physician. The FDA approved RU-486 only through 49 days of pregnancy. However, contrary to FDA protocol, Planned Parenthood prescribes chemical abortions through 63 days (9 weeks) of pregnancy. Furthermore, the organization sends women home to complete the chemical abortion themselves without a physician present. 

Recently, Ohio Right to Life, via a public records request, obtained 42 reports of botched RU-486 attempts in Ohio. Several involved moderate to severe bleeding and included incidences of hematometra (an accumulation of blood in the uterus). Thirty-five total cases involved incomplete abortions. Women were required to return to the abortion clinic to have the abortions completed surgically. 

"Planned Parenthood's reckless, off-label prescribing of RU-486 is no better than the 'back alleys' that the abortion industry references to scare women into supporting abortions on demand," said Laura Beth Kirsop, Director of Communications at Ohio Right to Life. "These reports sadly showcase the hazards that at-home and unsupervised, chemical abortions pose to women's health. Yet Planned Parenthood remains in direct and reckless conflict with the FDA, carelessly sending women home for unsafe, 'do-it-yourself' abortions."

In the case that RU-486 fails, Planned Parenthood informs women that they will need to undergo a surgical abortion. This is because the chemical abortion can cause serious birth defects if the pregnancy continues. 

One of the public documents noted that one woman never returned to Planned Parenthood for a follow-up to confirm that the abortion was completed. Regarding this report, Kirsop said, "I have to ask the frightening question of where that child is today. Was she born? Maybe not, but maybe. And if she was born, what kind of birth defects would she have sustained because of Planned Parenthood's recklessness? The point is, according to public documents, Planned Parenthood doesn't know, and thanks to their scandalous fight against the enforcement of FDA protocol in Ohio, they don't have to know."

In 2004, the Ohio Legislature passed a law requiring that physicians comply with FDA guidelines for RU-486. The law remains embroiled in the courts because of challenges brought by Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio. In October 2012, a panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2004 Ohio law. Planned Parenthood of Ohio has since challenged the decision, asking for reconsideration.

"RU-486 has already killed fourteen women and injured more than 2,000 women in the U.S.," said Kirsop. "The longer Planned Parenthood dodges the enforcement of FDA protocol, the more women's lives and health are put at risk. Ohio Right to Life urges Attorney General Mike DeWine to put an end to Planned Parenthood's game and expedite the litigation of the chemical abortion case."

To view the 42 reports of botched chemical abortions, click here.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.


Monday, August 26, 2013

"If Obama had a friend from Australia, he might look like Chris Lane."

Navarrette's piece asks the same rhetorical question which every other sensible person is asking about the Chris Lane murder, but he rightly focuses the blame toward the media itself. The laugh line is great...

Meanwhile, where is President Obama's awkward statement that, if he had a friend from Australia, he might look like Chris Lane?

...but the substantive part is what kicks butt.

What is the media supposed to do about all this? There's a debate over when to mention race and when to leave it out. The longstanding rule in journalism is that we shouldn't mention the race of someone accused of committing a crime unless it is relevant to the story.

That rule seems half-baked. Why wouldn't a suspect's race be "relevant" -- especially when that suspect is still at large and the police need the public's help in locating him? It's a human characteristic. Would we leave out of a story any mention of one's gender or age, so we're not accused of sexism or ageism?

Self-censorship isn't the answer. When a horrendous crime like this happens, we need more information not less.

Besides, once we sanitize the news, or manipulate it to serve an agenda, it's no longer news. It's public relations.

Or worse. Think of it as nanny journalism. Too many people in my profession have strayed from the mission of reporting what happened -- or in my field of opinion writing, telling you what we think about what happened -- to massaging what happened in order to advance some greater societal good. And when journalists -- either on our own, or at the direction of the people we work for -- impersonate social workers, we ask for trouble.

We also surrender our credibility. And once that's gone, why should anyone listen to anything we say ever again?

Yes, why indeed. But this is the consistent habit of the leftist media on all crime reporting. It really doesn't matter to them who the victim is, it's the perp's identity which decides whether it's newsworthy or just another dog bites man story. Look at the abuse scandal in the Catholic church. It's reported to be a systemic problem but nothing is ever said about the sexual abuse of minors in the public schools. And look at the hand-wringing about so-called "torture" of terrorists by American intelligence by people who don't care about the victims of real torture around the globe enough to report on it.

If only we could teach the next generation to think critically, the leftist media would be history.

LMC is disappointed

Here's LMC's review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A southern girl, a


I live in Baton Rouge and visit St. Francisville often. I particularly love Star Hill because of its scenic rural beauty, and I ride my bike and go for walks there often. So, I was excited to read this book (especially given the great reviews it received). I have to say I was very disappointed. It felt more like a college essay rather than a professional novel. I'm really puzzled as to why it received so much fanfare. Furthermore, I am left with a sour feeling that the author is lying [to] himself by trying to rationalize why his sister plainly did not like him.

Lmc doesn't say, but appears to think it is clear why Saint Ruthie didn't like her big bro.

Oy, talk amongst yourselves. I'm too verklempt at the moment to say anymore....

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Found the official Caterpillar

Dusting my lemon lies, again. You have to click on the background--it's weird. (Please excuse the retarded ad at the beginning.)

These guys are great musicians. Lol Tolhurst is a genius. Even all the jock-rock musicians in my hometown admitted these guys were gods at what they did.