Three years after drug agents searching a suspected “pill mill” at a West Philadelphia clinic instead found a medical “house of horrors,” an abortion doctor is going on trial on eight counts of murder.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, the clinic owner, is charged with killing a pregnant refugee and seven viable newborns. He also faces a separate federal trial on prescription drug charges.
Gosnell, who has pleaded not guilty, saw himself as a medical missionary in the blighted neighborhood where he worked and lived for 40 years. His Women’s Medical Center treated the poor, immigrants, teens and women with late-stage pregnancies who could not get abortions elsewhere.
“I feel in the long term I will be vindicated,” Gosnell told the Philadelphia Daily News in a March 2010 interview, a month after the federal drug raid. “I aspire to perfection, certainly for my patients.”
But some of those patients were left with infections, perforated bowels and other injuries after barbaric abortions were performed by untrained, unlicensed staff, according to numerous lawsuits and a lengthy 2011 grand jury report. And 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar lost her life there in 2009. […]
Never shy to make a controversial comment, “Bigmouth Strikes Again” singer Morrissey has claimed that “homosexual men would never kill other men”.
The 53-year-old singer, made his claims in an interview with an online magazine for teenage girls. While discussing war, he suggested that if there were more gay men, there would be fewer wars.
“War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality,” he said. “If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men.”
“They even get medals for it,” he added to rookiemag.com. “Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies.” […]
Please tell me again, exactly who has a “War on Women” in this country?
In their heated attempt to disarm the American people, the ‘progressive’ democrats around the nation are trying to force regressive thinking on the nation’s population. The ‘progs’ are more than willing to sacrifice the rights, safety, and self-defense of law abiding citizens in order to shove their anti-gun agenda down this nation’s throat. However, the women in this country typically purchase firearms as a means of protection and self-defense from a world of highly aggressive and merciless criminals much larger and stronger than themselves. Right now in the Colorado legislature Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar dissuades women on college campuses from seeking to carry a gun as self-defense and protection from rapists and other attackers on campus becuase there is a small chance they might make a mistake, or something. He points out “rape-whistles”, campus “call boxes” and “safe zones” (yeah, because those “Rape Free Zones” at the #OWS squatting camps worked out so well) are far better at avoiding being raped, beaten and possibly killed by an attacker because the attackers are reasonable folks and follow rules (I guess, I dunno)…
Apparently Rep. Salazar is now backtracking on his previous offerings of wisdom. But it’s still in there, lurking in the deep dark mush of the liberal progressive mind.
The freshman lawmaker from Thornton apologized Monday, agreeing his comment was inartful but saying he’s not the “boorish, macho, Neanderthal Latino” conservatives are making him out to be.
Pheeee-ew! That was close. He sorta-kinda apologized, good enough, so it’s over. Now the MSM can stop casually debating around the studio water cooler if they should even just mention Salazar before going to a GE commercial…
The laughable defensive M.O. of the new tips for victims coping with an ‘active rape’ situation is to try to gross-out or turn-off your attacker. Umm, for decades and decades we have been told rape is not about sexual pleasure for the rapist. It is all about a power trip. Duh… Anyhow, these new and improved great ideas, that avoid defending yourself with a (*GASP!*) gun, were tips given to women back in the early 1970s when feminism was busy taking over the narrative in this country. Women were pretty much told just to lie back and allow the rape to happen and chances are the rapist will not beat or kill you. The rapist will just get his rocks-off and walk away. (You can’t see me right now, obviously, but I’m face-palming my forehead in an attempt to keep my skull from exploding). Here are some great survival tips from the “Department of Public Safety” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs:
You can “tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating,” vomit or urinate or you can kick off your shoes and run away.
Here’s the full list:
1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.
2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.
3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.
4. Don’t take time to look back; just get away.
5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.
6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.
7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.
8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!
9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.
10. Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.
They forgot a surefire deterrent: Dress up as a Code Pink activist.
More UCCS Tips to come…
– Offer your attacker a joint. It’s legal in Colorado!
– If vomiting or urinating doesn’t work, try passing gas.
And let us not forget, the DHS Secretary has instructed us that running-with-scissors is now a good means of self-defense. Just, godforbid, don’t buy a gun, take gun safety classes, and apply for a CC permit because it just would not be fair for you as a victim to be armed with a gun because your attacker would NEVER have a gun or a bad-assed hunting knife. Right? Well, at least you have a chance at getting some of the rapist’s skin under your fingernails for a DNA sample his defense lawyer can challenge and have thrown out in his rape and murder trial.
These suggestions of trying to gross-out the man attempting to rape you sets women back atleast 40 years, if not longer, and have never worked, and 99.999999% of the time will only enrage the rapist more into beating the hell out of you, possibly and probably until you are dead. How long before these people start suggesting, ‘You know, it’s just sex. It doesn’t mean anything … just lie back and take it and it’ll be over quickly and he’ll leave you alone and alive.’ Next thing they’ll be insisting women must cover their temptress bodies completely and blaming them for being attacked.
It is nothing more than Progressive Sharia on the rise in this country.
“War on Women”? Using their idiotic reasoning, these people make Todd Akin look like a wise sage. Predictably the left is outraged at conservatives pointing out the hypocrisy and idiocy of one of their own, and their brilliant plan of anti-attack for women(#LiberalTips2AvoidRape).
American women, please! I honestly think it is past time for you to sit down and look at the political facts:
One party wants to give you free contraception/abortions on demand.
One party wants YOU to have the right to buy, own and use a gun in defending yourself and your family.
One party wants to empower your sex habits, but take the power of self-defense out of your hands.
One party wants you to be personally and sexually responsible and pay for your own sexual habits, but protect your right to arm yourself for protection from an attack and/or death.
STOP being yanked around by the sexual feminist chains the progressive dems have locked around your necks. Are you honestly a one issue voting block, consistently sucked-in every election?
Two more items of interest:
If you want to know exactly how I feel, listen to Mark Levin’s 2:42 rant linked here.
I’m liking Rand Paul more and more…
I know they didn’t mean ill, but look at the image Breitbart chose to frame their headline: “POLL: 53% SAY GOVT THREATENS FREEDOMS.”
We told you so…
Remember when Pres. Bush’s DHS suggested we keep plastic and duct tape in the house in case we needed to seal up windows, doors, etc. as one means of self-preparedness in the event of a terrorist chemical weapon attack? It was heartily laughed at and ridiculed to this day. Leap ahead roughly seven years.
Our fearless Department of Homeland Security, under the omnipotent Obama administration, has been very busy during Obama’s first term, especially when it comes to those dangerous old folks in adult diapers and wheelchairs, and squirming toddlers suspiciously screaming and crying because they were being touched and groped by mean-looking strangers as mommy and daddy stood by watching the armed airport security guards watching them. But the terrorist threat abroad has been negated under this administration (Benghazi who?), and the DHS and DOJ have nipped us domestic terrorist-types into order so now is the time to deal with the other important stuff…
Such as “revamping immigrant welcome materials, set to include Obamacare”. And then there is how to act safely in the winter weather conditions, especially how to shovel the snow from your driveway and sidewalks. I had no idea, and I thank them for that information. I have passed it along to all my other friends and family who have spent their lives living under winter conditions and hadn’t a clue on how to act and react to them.
So now that the Obama administration is determined to disarm Americans of our Second Amendment rights (guns) the DHS has decided it needs to teach us ways to defend ourselves should we be attacked, for some odd reason, at our schools, workplace or other “occupied structures” or “outside in a populated area” by an “active shooter”.
Guns. Desks. Scissors.
Run and hide under a desk.
Run out in the open and look for an escape.
Leave your belongings and the defenseless wounded behind.
Don’t use your cell phone.
Use your cell phone.
Wait for the police to arrive … just wait. Wait. Wait.
Grab scissors and fight back against a well-armed gunman.
I guess the DHS doesn’t know those details about the shooters in the last few mass shootings looking UNDER the desks and shooting those hiding, and finishing-off the wounded.
Why, after taking all OUR guns, somebody would have a gun to become an “active shooter” is beyond me. I mean, the laws are the laws, and nobody would ever break them. Right? I mean, that’s why we are having so much trouble now. We have no gun control laws. Here’s the “drama button”. Hit it as much as needed…
Well, good thing the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons”. I guess there just aren’t enough scissors to go around. With the closing of the “Gitmo Closing Office” and today’s announcement of the disbanding of Obama’s Jobs Council perhaps it is time to look for a dismantling of the DHS.
Footnote: I see strict government regulations and registration for scissors in the future.
According to a new study from sociologists at the City University of New York, more than a third of activists in the Occupy movement in New York City had household incomes above $100,000, placing them at the cusp of the top quintile of income distribution in America. Researchers surveyed 729 people who participated in a May 1 rally last year and were involved in the “occupation” of Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011, and found that they were more affluent, whiter, younger, much more highly educated, and more likely to be male than the average New Yorker.
Non-Hispanic whites constituted 62 percent of all respondents, though they make up only 33 percent of New York City residents. While only about a third of Americans hold bachelors’ degrees, 76 percent of respondents who had completed their education had a four-year college degree and 39 percent had graduate degrees. Among college graduates, more than a quarter went to top-ranked schools, which might help explain why the majority of graduates under 30 had some student debt. While 10 percent of participants were unemployed, 71 percent were employed in professional occupations. Eight percent were “blue collar.”
So, the “we are the 99%” crowd was made up of primarily one percenters?
You can’t make this stuff up.
Though most respondents were highly educated and employed, about a quarter of those with jobs worked less than 35 hours a week. They had time to participate in protests, the authors write, because they were “unconstrained by highly demanding family or work commitments.”
“It’s a pretty affluent demographic and highly educated,” Professor Ruth Milkman, one of the authors of the study, told the New York Post. “Many were the children of the elite, if you will.”
This was the equivalent of Marie Antoinette leading the charge on the Tuileries Palace.
Just when we think the left can’t go any lower, they prove us wrong.
Opponents of abortion demonstrated in Washington on Friday, marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade that decriminalized abortion.
The demonstration began in the cold at about noon, with perhaps hundreds of people participating, according to video images. But organizers of the March for Life — scheduled to go from the National Mall to the Supreme Court building — said they expected hundreds of thousands of people over the course of the day. Among the scheduled speakers were former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Reps. Chris Smith of New Jersey and Diane Black of Tennessee.
Pope Benedict XVI offered his support via social media, saying in a tweet: “I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.”
The Roman Catholic Church preaches that life begins at conception, making abortion a sin in its eyes.
Traditionally, both foes and supporters of abortion rights hold demonstrations to mark the Supreme Court ruling, which held that women have a constitutionally protected right to have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy.
The anniversary actually was Tuesday, but the National Park Service asked to reschedule the anti-abortion march because of the activities surrounding the presidential inauguration.
Supporters of abortion rights also staged demonstrations this week in Washington and across the nation. The National Organization of Women sponsored a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in front of the Supreme Court.
A spate of recent polls, including one by the Pew Research Center, show that a solid majority of Americans remain opposed to overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision.
Still, abortion remains a political issue and a litmus test. Abortion opponents continue to push for limitations on abortion availability and funding and are seen as an important constituency in the Republican Party.
…but NOT as he would have wanted, going down in a blaze of glory like Che Guevara, perhaps in mortal combat with U.S. Marines.
Nope, the Venezuelan dictator and Numero Uno fan of the bearded beast is going down at the hands of Castro’s medical machine, helpless, in pain, taking orders from Cuban state doctors.
See, the news is out that Chavez did have an opportunity to be cured. Instead of taking it, he chose Castrocare instead, for political reasons, as well as general paranoia. He really did buy into the Michael Moore SICKo line about Castrocare being superior.
The results speak for themselves. But don’t ever let it be said that Chavez didn’t die for socialism.
Since last Friday I’ve had the horrific events at Sandy Hook in the forefront of my thoughts. I’ve tried to come to grips with the nature of this event in an attempt to make sense of it. It’s an impossible task. Unless you add into the mix the white elephant in the room that nobody in the media is talking about: evil.
That evil exists in the world there is no doubt. As a life-long student of history, with a special emphasis on World War II and its causes and aftermath, I have confronted the history of evil in the twentieth century in its most base and banal state. The Holocaust, particularly, is an event that defies explanation unless you factor in the effect of evil in the world. The Nazis by all accounts were excellent administrators and scientists and engineers. But to what purpose did many of those hard-working educated people put their professional knowledge? Death camps, where the slaughter of millions was undertaken in the most efficient and cost-effective way for the Reich.
We can try to explain away the senseless slaughter of innocents — a phenomena that, sadly, is not new to our world — with arguments of whether mental illness, or bullying, or isolation, or lack of medication, or whatever else you can come up with to explain the event, had anything to do with why this monster killed his mother, twenty children, six adults and then himself.
All of those factors may have played a significant role in his action. But the simple fact that Lanza, before the killings, destroyed his computers with a special emphasis on his hard drives, tells me that this is no ordinary crazy person. This is a person devoid of a conscience and lacking empathy for others acting with pure premeditation. This is a person missing that gene we all have for love. Sadly, that leads us to straight to the pure evil that directed these acts. And there isn’t a law they can pass that can deal with it.
For fifty-nine years, residents of the city of Santa Monica, where I grew up, enjoyed the annual Santa Monica Nativity Scenes displayed during the Christmas Season at Palisades Park. After a messy battle with the usual atheist suspects, fighting threats of lawsuits, and untenable compromises,the city finally banned all public seasonable displays, leaving us all poorer for it.
Rabbi Michael Gotlieb in the LA Times:
As a Jew and a rabbi, my speaking out in support of Christians who wish to display a Nativity scene on public land can potentially carry more weight than a priest or minister speaking out. The reason is simple: It’s not my religious narrative. More important, faithful Christians do not threaten me. If anything, I’m inspired by them. By definition, different people from different faiths view God and religion differently.
In the meantime, Santa Monica, where I live and serve a congregation, is less festive, bright and accepting this Christmas season. And given my city’s current municipal policy — one that forbids the use of public land for any outward religious expression, even for something as non-threatening and temporary as a Nativity scene — I suspect it will remain that way for a long time. Sadly, we are all — Jew, Christian and, yes, atheist — poorer for it.
Thanks to a loophole in the ordinace, and a partnership between Metro Calvary Chapel in Santa Monica and a fellowship of Christians from Orange County, this living display was performed at Santa Monica Mall on December 16, 2012.
Enjoy the spirit of Christmas:
Bernie Goldberg’s analogy puts the “fiscal cliff” and the supposed “leaders” and the alleged watchdog media of this nation in blunt layman’s terms…
Imagine that you’re standing outside on the street, in the bitter cold of the night, dressed in your pajamas. In horror, you’re watching your home engulfed in flames. Imagine that the fire fighters have arrived, and with them are all the trucks, hoses, and other equipment required to start attacking the fire.
You know a lot of damage has already been done to your house, but the foundation is solid, many of your belongings can still be saved, and you’re certain you can rebuild if the fire is put out in time. The problem is that there are two lead firemen standing in your front yard, arguing over how best to extinguish the flames. While the fire spreads and your house continues to burn, they keep arguing with neither of them giving in an inch. You’re forced to watch helplessly as everything you’ve built up over the years is being destroyed.
This is essentially what’s happening right now with the ‘fiscal cliff’ discussions in Washington, and really with every time-sensitive, partisan battle (including the debt ceiling, annual budgets, etc) that has taken place over the U.S. economy in the past few years. You are the ‘informed public’ because you see the overall problem, recognize how it effects you, and are expecting the people whose salaries you pay to actually fix the problem. The house on fire is the collapsing state of the economy. The two firemen are our elected leaders from the Democratic and Republican parties. The ‘uninformed public’ is your next-door neighbor who calmly steps outside of his house to watch the light display. With a big smile on his face, your neighbor records the fire on his iPhone, and wonders how long it will take to upload the video to YouTube later. He doesn’t really seem to understand the situation, and is oblivious to the very real threat of the large, swirling flames soon jumping from your house to his house.
Your frustration turns to anger over the inability of the firemen to act professional, formulate a plan, and save your house. You run up to them to try and figure out what their problem is, and are shocked to hear the source of the stalemate. The fireman with the “R” printed on his helmet is proposing to hook up the hoses to fire-hydrants, and douse the flames with large quantities of water. The fireman with the “D” printed on his helmet is proposing to hook up the hoses to gasoline-tankers, and douse the flames with as much gasoline as possible.
You quickly realize that Fireman D is either dangerously ignorant or completely insane, but Fireman R’s lower rank won’t let him take control away from Fireman D to resolve the situation.
Reporters from the media show up and begin covering the fire with their lights and cameras. You run up to them and explain what’s going on, and beg them to get the message out that you’re going to lose your house because the guy in charge isn’t taking the situation seriously. You hope that the media exposure will pressure Fireman D into doing the right thing. To your shock, however, you find that the media is on Fireman D’s side. They broadcast live on the evening news that Fireman R is “obstructing” Fireman D from doing his job, and a house is going to be completely destroyed because of it.
You shout at the reporters in frustration, but they tell you you’re “just angry”, and suggest that your anger is “racially motivated”.
I always expect the worst from Democrats — and they never disappoint. From David Horowitz writing in Big Government, in its entirety:
I am incredibly steamed this Thanksgiving Holiday over what the Democrats are doing to my country.
Everybody by now knows – or should know – how readily Democrats conduct election fraud, and how determined they are to defend it. James O’Keefe and others have taken videos of paid Democratic operatives encouraging citizens to vote twice. O’Keefe was even able to claim Attorney General Eric Holder’s own ballot at a district polling place by claiming to be him, and then to vote in his place. Democrats have promoted Motor Voter laws and same day registration, and month-long election days to help them mobilize the votes of people who are so unconnected to the political process and so uninterested in the country’s future, and perhaps so incompetent to understand what voting entails that they require keepers to see that they get to the polls and then vote the “right” way. In the election that put Al Franken in the Senate by a few hundred votes, more than a thousand felons voted illegally because of the loose laws that govern the polling booth – laws the Democrats want to make even looser. It is in fact the number one civil rights issue of the NAACP this year to give felons the right to vote. So we know that Democrats have little respect for the election process, and we should assume will attempt to pursue their victories by any means necessary.
But even knowing this, I was not prepared for a conversation I had at Thanksgiving dinner today with my brother-in-law, Henry, who has lived most of his life in a home for the mentally disabled, and though now in his forties has the intelligence level of a six-year-old.
“Obama saved me,” he said to me out of the blue.
“What do you mean?”
“I voted for him for president and now he’s saving me.”
I was taken aback by these words, since Henry had no idea who Obama was, or what a president might be, and would be unable to fill out a registration form let alone get to the polling place by himself. So I asked him how he knew that and how he had registered and cast his vote. In halting, impeded speech he told me that the people who take care of him at the home filled out “the papers” to register him to vote, told him how Obama cared for him, even taught him the Obama chants, and then took him to the polling place to vote. They did the same for all of the mentally disabled patients in their care, approximately sixty in all.
This is so appalling in its contempt for the voting process, which is the very foundation of our democracy, and in its cynical exploitation of my brother-in-law and the other patients in the home, many of whose mental capacities are even more limited than his that I am at a loss for words to express it. I hope poll-watching groups like “True the Vote” will comb the rolls of residents at other homes for the mentally disabled, and attempt to stop this particular abuse. I hope that people who care about our country will make electoral fraud a focus of their political efforts, and work to protect the integrity of the voting process.
Actor Jamie Foxx felt the unholy spirit move him to call out praises to his (and others) “Lord and Savior Barack Obama” at the annual Soul Train awards show…
Oh, and for any apologists that will poo-poo this off as Foxx just being funny …
Links to the other Drudge headlines:
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