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The Real 99%

As opposed to, you know, the spoiled brats who want their poor choices subsidized by people they scorn.

OMG! For America

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Really, Kraft?

This is really the direction you want to head?

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The Bizarre World Of Chris Matthews

In Chris Matthews’ world, it’s apparently urbane and hip and sophisticated and oh-so-cool to text raunchy, unsolicited photos of yourself to women half your age with whom you’ve have a previously casual, virtual relationship. As opposed to doing your best to live up to Christian ideals of behavior like being faithful to your wife which is, apparently, backward.

Why does anyone continue to lend credence to anything this man says?

Update 1:  The Other McCain weighs in.

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Sexualizing Teens & Tweens

What the hell are this girl‘s parents thinking?

Now that you mention it, how about this girl‘s parents? (At least this – despite being wildly inappropriate for a nine-year-old – was a halloween costume.)

It’s bad enough in show business circles, but it’s become all too common to see girls as young as eight or nine years old dressed in garb that ought only to be found in a brothel. And people wonder why teenage pregnancy is a problem.

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Taking A Peek In My Crystal Ball

Eenie meenie chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

I can state with certitude that should anyone ever hack into my Twitter account and tweet a risque photo of a 50-something woman, it will not be me. Yes, I’ve looked into my crystal ball and I know for a fact – that’s with certitude – that the picture will not be of me, manipulated, taken out of context or otherwise.

Just kidding! Kidding about looking into the future, that is, not kidding about the picture; that part’s true. How do I know? Because I don’t keep photos of myself in my underwear lying about where they could be picked and subsequently made public. For the record, I don’t have any photos like that kept under lock and key, either. I’d like to think that I’m not alone in that.

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Sometimes It’s Not “Only Words”

I am pro-life. I oppose abortion under any circumstances, no matter how psychologically painful or even physically dangerous carrying a pregnancy to term might be for the mother. I am pro-life because I believe that an unborn child is a human being from the moment of conception and that it’s always wrong to take an innocent human life. Did I not believe the first point to be true, my position would be different. When an unborn child is denied its humanity, there is no reason to protect it in the womb.

Let me repeat: I am pro-life because I believe that an unborn child is a human being from the moment of conception. These are not “only words” to me; in terms of their need to be loved, cherished and protected, I see no difference between an embryo, a fetus, a newborn and a toddler.

Recent conversations with both people who describe themselves as pro-choice and people who describe themselves as “pro-life,” have brought me to the conclusions that to many people, these are only words.

People who are pro-choice hear what I’m saying but have only a superficial understanding of my meaning; they still can’t understand why I want to deny women their “right to choose.” For these people, my words are only words. That’s to be expected; there’s no reason they should understand the depth of my belief and in not understanding, it’s no wonder that my position angers them.

More disturbing are self-described pro-lifers who agree that an unborn child is a human being, but would still grant a woman the right to terminate a pregnancy for so-called compassionate reasons – in cases of rape, incest or danger to her own life. For these people, their own words – their own beliefs, apparently – are only words. In the cases of rape and incest, people who would be horrified to see a ten-year-old jailed for the crimes of his father feel its acceptable for a ten-week-old fetus to be given the death penalty for the same, as if the circumstances surrounding an unborn child’s conception have a bearing on the value of its life. They would be shocked to see a mother put her five-year-old child between herself and an attacking dog, but also accept that same mother’s right to abort her five-month-old fetus for reasons of her own health.

To hold a pro-life position based on the humanity of the unborn child, while still wanting to allow  for abortion in certain circumstances is a position that cannot be supported through logic or reason.  Furthermore it’s my opinion that this position is less moral than that of the pro-choice individual who holds a sincere belief that the unborn child is lacking humanity.

In fact, I find it to be morally abhorrent; when I say I object to abortion as the unjustified taking of an innocent human life, it’s not “only words” to me.

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Hispanic Students In California Offended By The Stars And Stripes

Update: How awesome is this:

 

One wonders why people want to come here if the mere sight of Old Glory offends them.

A Stanislaus County school is forcing a student to take an American flag off of his bike.

Snip…

“(The) First Amendment is important,” Superintendent Edward Parraz said. “We want the kids to respect it, understand it, and with that comes a responsiblity.”

Parraz said the campus has recently experienced some racial tension. He said some students got out of hand on Cinco de Mayo.

“Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they’ll display it, and then of course the kids would do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don’t really want,” Parraz said. “We want them to appreciate the cultures.”

More from Michelle Malkin.

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Ugly Is As Ugly Does

Helen Thomas is one ugly woman, and it doesn’t have anything to do with her looks.

Update:

Helen Thomas issued a statement concerning her comments. To call it an apology is to insult the idea that words have actual meanings.

“I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”

On the other hand, what else could she have said? “I am so very sorry that I am such a miserable excuse for a human being. I deeply regret holding views so vile that decent people are shocked and disgusted when I accidentally let them slip out?”

Then came the news that Thomas had been dropped by her speaking agency, so kudos to them!

Finally, yesterday brought the news that Thomas was retiring, according to Diane Sawyer, due to “age and outrage.” Apparently Thomas woke up Monday morning, looked in the mirror, and thought, “Hey, wow! I’m getting pretty old! When did that happen? I guess I’ll retire today!”

Right.

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God Help Us

What college-educated marketing genius wrote this grammatical nightmare?


“Most rear-seat legroom than any compact crossover?” Really? I’m fervently hoping that no one was responsible for checking this…the alternative is that there are two college-educated marketing geniuses who can’t look at this and immediately see the error.

My fourth grade teacher is turning over in her grave.

And don’t get me started on putting a period at the end of a sentence fragment.

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