Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Slippery Slope is real - Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Raising the stakes in an excruciating ethical debate, a hospital in the Netherlands - the first nation to permit euthanasia - recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures in a handful of cases and reporting them to the government.

Theology of the Body
I'm reading a book called Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West. It discusses how God intended us to be like Adam and Eve - perfectly able to love each other as God loves us. Original sin made that harder to do, but God's grace can redeem us and make it possible. Original sin makes us like driving on flat tires. Everyone else is driving around that way, so it seems normal. God's grace can inflate the tires, but we need to keep getting filled up because we have a slow leak. We have a hard time being patient, unselfish, and forgiving.
I find this to be a very inspiring book. I got it from Catholic.com. You can some articles by Christopher West at:

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Post-abortion psychological problems frequent
More than 1/3 of U.S. women surveyed had 'suicidal thoughts' after procedure
Women who undergo abortions suffer serious psychological problems more frequently than was previously thought, according to a new study.

Potentially Stunning News
Senate Democrats elect pro-life leader!
According to this CNN.com story, the shrunken Democrat minority, having lost its leader Tom Daschle, has done something that would have seemed unthinkable only a few weeks ago: They've elected a pro-life Democrat to be their leader.

Government Issues New RU-486 Warnings
FDA Bars Over Counter Morning-After Pill
The FDA has strengthened warning labels for the controversial abortion pill Mifeprex, better known as RU-486 (search), following an August report of a 22-year-old woman who died after taking the drug.

If we need to justify getting rid of Saddam, here is one more reason:
Saddam Hussein funded suicide bombers
Oil funds paid for bombers
NEW YORK -- Saddam Hussein diverted money from the U.N. oil-for-food program to pay millions of dollars to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who carried out attacks on Israel, say congressional investigators who uncovered evidence of the money trail.

Politically Correct Cartoons - On Depressed Democrats
I'm a Republican who is depressed because my mom probably voted for Kerry!

Friday, November 12, 2004

The moral of the story
David Limbaugh
"Democrats will never be able to gain the moral high ground if they fail to take positions congruent with the 'weightier matters of the law' (Matt. 23:23). What could be weightier than protecting innocent life? The right to life is the right to all other rights. Yet it's the Democrats who think social programs are weightier moral matters than the right to life. Again, they have it backwards. … Until the Democrats correct their inverted moral hierarchy and put the right to life at the top, all their other pleas for social justice will ring hollow."

Massachusetts Supreme Court gives Bush victory [in Ohio]
Joel Mowbray
In a state where only 29% believe their family’s finances have improved in the past four years and nearly 60% rate the local economy as “not so good” or “poor,” the obvious question is: how did Bush manage to win Ohio, the Democrats’ top red state target?

What About Kerry and the Atheist Vote?
Dr. Paul Kengor
While liberals complain about the religious vote that went for George W. Bush, they refuse to discuss—and perhaps happily accept—the non-religious vote that went for John F. Kerry. Which ought to be considered a greater liability for an American president: to receive the overwhelming support of devout Protestants and Catholics or to be backed by atheists? Which speaks worse? Don’t we have this backward?

Why we're a divided nation
Walter E. Williams
"The prime feature of political decision-making is that it's a zero-sum game. One person or group's gain is of necessity another person or group's loss. As such, political allocation of resources is conflict enhancing while market allocation is conflict reducing. The greater the number of decisions made in the political arena, the greater is the potential for conflict. ...
The best thing the president and Congress can do to heal our country is to reduce the impact of government on our lives. Doing so will not only produce a less divided country and greater economic efficiency but bear greater faith and allegiance to the vision of America held by our founders -- a country of limited government."

Catholic vote proves vital to Bush victory

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Mad Liberal Disease Erupts
Christian bashing is running rampant.

The left has lost. The '60's are over.
Cal Thomas
Liberal lamentations
Reaction by the losing side in last week's presidential election would be startling if it weren't predictable.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Blue states buzz over secession
"Secession, which didn't work very well when it was tried once before, is suddenly red hot in the blue states. In certain precincts, anyway."

Good discussion on "Jesusland" from a liberal perspective can be found at:
"When people threaten to go live elsewhere when they don't get the president of their choosing, it reminds me of the brat on the block who pouted and took his ball home if he did not win the kick ball game. I realize the stakes are much greater than a kick ball game, but before you try to secede from the union take a look at another political map that shows just how the country voted, county by county. Notice that the only truly blue states are Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. It should also be noted that most of the business owners in your blue state are red voters. And if you think you might be contemplating take your whole state by force, remember it is much more likely that the red voters are gun the owners in your county."

Red, Blue, and Purple county map
Secession is illogical because there are a lot of purple counties.

States lining up to outlaw same-sex 'marriage'
The next round of proposals to amend state constitutions to define marriage will begin in a few weeks as lawmakers in as many as nine states promise to get such measures before voters.

Ark. Governor Pushes Covenant Marriages
Covenant marriages, which also are an option in Louisiana and Arizona, usually require pre-wedding counseling and allow divorce only in cases of adultery, imprisonment, abandonment, abuse and after a substantial waiting period.


Friday Night November 5
"Down in Arkansas, workmen are putting the finishing touches on the Bill Clinton Presidential Library. Presidential Library? It's really just a Hooters with a magazine rack."

Democrats, get a clue!
I wrote a Missouri pro-life lobbyist today. I'd like to share what I wrote.
Hi Sam,
I don't think Democrats "get it". If they ever nominated a pro-life, pro-family, economic conservative, they might start winning elections again. Heck, I might even vote for them again. (In fact, I voted for one pro-life Democrat and one Independent.) They do exist, I hear. John Kennedy was one. Why aren't the conservative Democrats allowed to run?
I was an economic conservative before I was a pro-life voter. I don't want to be categorized as a single issue voter. Democrats need to change more than just their value positions. Expensive government programs require higher taxes. I think voters now realize there is no such thing as a free lunch. Dems have become almost Socialists. We can see that tax cuts make the economy better and expensive programs don't. Why can't Democrats?
Democrats need to stop catering to the radical feminists, ecology wackos, gays, socialists, anti-gun, peacenik liberals because the majority of Americans aren't believing in that any more. The pendulum swing that began in the 60's is swinging back as baby boomers age and become wiser. They aren't seen as progressive, "this is where America should go" promoters any more. They are seen as radicals intent on destroying the moral fabric of America. Abandon all the radicals to a third party and let voters have two good candidates to pick from again. Voters become Republican because the alternative stinks.
Tell them to get a clue, Sam.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Catholics Put Bush Over the Top in Key States
NewsMax.com's Fr. Michael Reilly details the critical role played by Catholics in President Bush's election victory.
Exit polls are showing that President Bush has won the Catholic vote 51-48 percent, which was decisive in states that were the key to Bush's victory, especially Ohio and Florida.

Like a broken record
By Mark Steyn
A postelection analysis column for 2002, 2004, 2006, & 2012. "In this election, the plebs were more mature than the elites: They understood war is never cost-free and that you don't run away because of a couple of setbacks; they did not accept that one jailhouse scandal should determine America's national security interest; they rejected the childish caricature of their president and paranoid ravings about Halliburton; they declined to have their vote rocked by Bruce Springsteen or any other pop culture poser. "

Why Liberals STILL Don't Get It
Ron Marr
In the chic salons of Manhattan and the trendy bistros of Los Angeles they are saying they same thing. "How could Bush have won?" ponder the elitist vanguard of the left-wing status quo. "I don't know a single person who voted for him."

Reaction To Bush's Victory
Here are a few quotes from lefties at home and abroad reacting to Bush's win. I think you'll find it to be enlightening...or at least amusing

America's shifting reality
George Will

Political Cartoons
Click on them to enlarge the small ones.

Who would I consider an ideal candidate for 2008?
I'd like a pro-life, pro-family, devout Catholic/Christian who understands how to manage the economy, ala Reagan and Bush, that is tough on defense and terrorism, conservative with taxes and spending, and uses market force solutions for health care, jobs and social security. I'd like someone who is personable, if not charismatic, who comes from a middle-class background. I'd like someone to continue bringing freedom to the Middle East and wherever possible and will appoint pro-life/conservative judges. A Hispanic would be a big plus also.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Bush Wins! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am especially happy that my efforts were not in vain. I worked 10 hours on phone banks and about that doing door-to-door canvassing. I was so anxious that I took the afternoon off to work some more for Bush. I couldn't sit still and take a chance the Dems were working harder than we were.
I stayed up till 1 am till the EV count was 269. I wanted to stay up till Iowa or New Mexico went for Bush, but I'm glad I went to bed because they are still outstanding.

My sentiments exactly:
Moral Issues, More Than War on Terrorism, Motivate Ohio Voters to Support Re-Election of President Bush

The only way Democrats will win national elections is to abandon the pro-choice, pro-gay agendas. Americans would have two parties again if that happened. The Dems will continue to lose due to those issues. Get a clue, will ya?
The Evangelical vote went 3-to-1 for Bush and Catholics increased Republican votes by 4%.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Offical Election Day Weather Map

The 2000 Election Map
The weather forecast for election day is favorable to Republicans, who tend to go to vote no matter what the weather is doing. Democrats and apathetic voters tend to stay home. Rain is predicted to hit the battleground states. Say some prayers for the weather, folks.

Kerry's policies? I'm still waiting
Bill O'Reilly

Employment Growth Accelerated in October: U.S. Economy Preview
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=71000001&refer=home&sid=avn64.gOLNdI Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. employers probably added 175,000 workers to payrolls in October, the most in five months, while the unemployment rate held at a three-year low of 5.4 percent, the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of economists shows.

Kerry Off the Leash By DAVID BROOKS

Orson Scott Card October 10, 2004
Hypocrisy and Cynicism in America
"Here's the greatest irony of all. The things that radical Muslims hate about the United States, apart from their simple jealousy of our wealth and power, are the aspects of American culture that are absolutely the product of the influence of the extremist Left.
Abortion. Sexual promiscuity. Pornography. Open support of homosexuality. Hostility to religion. Denigration of the male sex.
These are the things that radical Islam hates most about America, the reasons they use when they warn fellow Muslims against allowing Western culture to influence them.
Yet, in Al Qaeda's effort to install Osama Bin Laden (or, if he dies, some like-minded successor) as Caliph of all Islam, they find it useful to promote extreme Leftist governments in Western nations. "

Behind the Times
The “paper of record” doesn’t understand the terrorist threat.

Iraq playing card checklist
Story about the top 50+ Iraqis of Saddam's regime on playing cards. Only 10 out of 52 are still on the loose.