Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade, which struck down abortion laws in all states, and Doe v. Bolton, in which the court defined “health”, the protection of which was a condition for permitting an abortion. Although they were handed down on the same day, the Roe case is better known. I remember learning about the Doe case much later, during the late 1980′s. Here’s some information about Mary Doe and Doe v. Bolton. The number of abortions since the two cases were handed down is estimated to be around 54 million. In 2011 alone, Planned Parenthood performed over 300,000 abortions, while receiving a record amount of taxpayer funding.
Today, people on both sides of the issue held dueling protests in front of the Supreme Court building. Some pro-life leaders decided to place 3,300 flowers on its steps, one for each abortion that occurs daily in the U.S.
Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding
Sex is the biggest loser for higher ranking military men.
In NH Gun license applications increase. A lot.
5 yr old girl kicked out of school for making threats, with a toy Hello Kitty gun. And down in Melrose MA the Mayor wants to buy back- toy guns. (Only in MA does this happen).
When everyone becomes richer, no one becomes happier.
Turmoil in VA: Over uranium mining.
Roe vs. Wade: Until life can continue outside the womb, the cells are a parasite — regardless of the species.
Divided we fall? Not anymore. Divided we are and it will lead to coming back together eventually.
Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets.
ObamaPhoneLady doesn’t like Obama no more? I’m shocked.
Is it a wig??
Pathetic. Just pathetic.
We care about the Obama’s? Really?
Food Safety Proposal Fallacy
Darn shucks! TSA workers won’t be getting off seeing naked images of people at airports anymore!
Monday’s phony ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol contributes to the overall letdown that is this 2013 inauguration. For all the grand preparations, the moment feels small.
Freddy Ford, a spokesman for the younger Bush, told CNN, “President and Mrs. Bush wish President Obama and his family all the best for a wonderful inaugural weekend.” Ford did not say why Bush would not attend.
I suspect this might have something to do with the fact Obama has ruined this country so much, done such damage that Bush cannot stand to be near him.
Ahh one has to be careful not to open his mouth and insert foot into it. Lessons learned this week for Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.
The criminal words he dared to mutter?
“In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it — and that’s what’s happening with our health care programs and these reforms,” he said.
Mackey was quickly slapped down- I’m not entirely sure or believe the slaps came from his customers. I do believe with little doubt that the Obamabots came out in a high-impact feeding frenzy and buzzed the CEO to change his words. After all, one is not allowed to use the words FASCIST, with Barry’s signature legislation-health care reform.
Mackey is right though. And even though I would never shop at his stores (because I can’t afford his high prices)- I totally agree with his statements he made last night on TV. Obamacare is going to kill full time jobs as we know them. Obamacare is going to cause health care prices to skyrocket. Obamacare is going to cause rationing. Obamacare is going to kill more people than it ever intended to save.
Bacon Covered Meatloaf:
1 cup Whole Milk
6 slices White Bread
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
3/4 teaspoons Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/3 cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
4 whole Eggs, Beaten
10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
1-1/2 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Tabasco To Taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.
With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)
Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.
Dear Abby has died. I remember, as a little kid, reading her columns in the Sunday papers. My Mom would cut each article out and place it in a photo album. That album is in a box of items I have kept that were my Moms…I never read thru ALL the Dear Abby columns and don’t intend to do so now. Her sister was Ann Landers- and yes, my Mom collected her columns as well.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94.
Earlier today, the president came out with 23 executive actions on guns. Fire Dog Lake has the 22-page memorandum, at the end of which the 23 actions are listed. Here are the directives, as released by the White House and reported by Fox News:
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
It’s cold, snowy and just icky outside today. Nothing like some good comfort food to keep one warm after shoveling and clearing off vehicles.
Some news & links to read:
SugarDaddies pay college tuition in exchange for…
According to a release, college student memberships increased by 58 percent on SeekingArrangement.com, which proclaims itself as the world’s largest Sugar Daddy web site. The average co-ed “Sugar Baby receives approximately $3,000 a month in allowances and gifts from her Sugar Daddy, enough to cover tuition and living expenses at most schools,” the statement added.
Woman smothers man to death with her big boobs.
Obama’s Gun Package- much amounts to nothing, really. It’s a lot of hype and serves on purpose: To make the Anointed One seem more in control than he really is. And for those who think it’s in bad taste to compare secret service using guns to protect the President and his kids, why is he and his kids any more important than someone elses kids? I would ask this question no matter WHO the current President happens to be.
A former porn movie **actress** lost her job as a teacher; she fought to get reinstated but was booted out for good. Teach explains the hypocrisy of this.
So what’s up with the nursing shortage?
Yet another picture essay of Michelle Obama’s fashion sense. Hey, I just don’t like her taste in clothes- too gaudy and baubly for me. Some people just love what she wears.
When I read stories about the store every one loves to hate and no one admits they shop at, I often ponder what the Wal Mart haters are thinking. I can see then spitting bullets and swearing.
NEW YORK (AP) – Why wait on Washington when there’s Wal-Mart?
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer and the biggest private employer in the U.S. with 1.4 million workers here, said Tuesday that it is rolling out a three-part plan to help jumpstart the sluggish U.S. economy.
The plan includes hiring more than 100,000 veterans in the next five years, spending $50 billion to buy more American-made merchandise in the next 10 years and helping its part-time workers move into full-time positions.
Washington could learn a few things from Wal Mart, for sure.
RFK Jr. has something to say. Since he is an important person, we must all listen.
DALLAS – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”
Who wants to believe that some lone nut would shoot the President of the US? A lone nut who did not like the man. It’s much less glamorous than a Mafia related murder, or better yet, some quasi government hit job.
As painful as it was for the time, the Kennedy family as well as many die hard conspiracy theorist needs to accept that a lone gunman, a nut, shot JFK. The age of Camelot ended over something stupid and petty to most Americans but not to Lee Harvey Oswald. He was a bad apple for sure.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said his father spent a year trying to come to grips with his brother’s death, reading the work of Greek philosophers, Catholic scholars, Henry David Thoreau, poets and others “trying to figure out kind of the existential implications of why a just God would allow injustice to happen of the magnitude he was seeing.”
I’m sure this is true. After all, RFK Jr was in a good position to know. He was 11 years old at the time and was able to understand such deep lines of thought from his father. Many people say that it was RFK’s heavy handed dealings with the Mafia that cost his brother his life. That could be partially true but who cares at this point? We can’t change history.
Wise people know that everything happens for a reason. That is the way of things. Adding 2cents into the long ended debate, 50 years later, does not help relight the fire of Camelot. All the players of the time are dead. Let’s let them rest in peace.
Hello again. Now that ARS is back, Raven has again brought me on board. During 2012, I launched Bigfoot’s Place, where I will continue with most of my blogging, but I will also once again contribute here. But enough about me, on to the stories.
With all of the fallout from the Sandy Hook shootings, including proposed gun-control legislation and even action by presidential executive order, as hinted by VP Biden, it might be worth pointing out how privately-owned guns are often used for self-defense, and in the defense of one’s family or property. Here are two recent examples that I’ve come across, of how law-abiding gun owners defended their respective businesses:
In Milwaukee, a grandmother working at her grocery store was accosted by a knife-wielding thief, and responded by pointing her gun. The thief then ran out of the store, and was later arrested by police. In this case, the gun needed only to be brandished in order to prevent a robbery. Read more at WISN.
In Madera, California two men entered a pharmacy, and one started shooting. After the owner and his mother took cover, he returned fire and shot the gunman, who later died from his wounds. His accomplice was later arrested. Read more at KFSN-TV.
As with anything to do with Washington, Congress and AID, we have packages set to deliver much needed relief to storm damaged areas…
A Senate-passed version from the end of the last Congress included $150 million for what the Commerce Department described as fisheries disasters in Alaska, Mississippi and the Northeast, and $50 million in subsidies for replanting trees on private land damaged by wildfires.
The Northeast lawmakers’ $33.7 billion amendment also includes more than $135 million to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration improve weather forecasting.
$125 million for an Agriculture Department program to restore watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought, $2 million for roof repairs at Smithsonian Institution museums in the Washington area and the $50 million in tree planting subsidies.
Yep. No pork to see here. Go earn some more bacon so you can fund more projects under the government version of AID to disaster areas and victims.