Hillary Harangue Open Thread

Friday, July 29, AD 2016

 

Like her hubby, I decided that the time I would have devoted to watching her speech was best used by me for sleep.  I did joke with my son that if we ever had to inflict torture on  adversaries in some sort of Mad Max post apocalyptic society, we could probably do worse than tying them up, placing them in a room, put the video of this speech on a recurring loop, and come back after twenty-four hours.  In any event post your reactions in the comboxes.  I have heard that she attacked Trump which strikes me as necessary but probably the wrong strategy.  Attacking Trump will allow him to dominate the next news cycle with answers, and if there is one thing I have learned about Trump this year, he thrives on bad publicity that would devastate other politicians.

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  • To be coerced into using my money, tax dollars, to kill some woman’s baby in her womb is scandalous and unacceptable.

    We CAN NOT go along with this abuse of power and I don’t know what the alternatives will be if Mrs. Pathetic gets her wish. “Let’s go out there and make it happen,”-HC… promoting free abortions.

    If all Catholics were only united on this issue and we with Protestant Christians make a decision to counter any offensive Madame Benghazi spearheads, then the breakdown of the Beast will begin.

    The hope? Let’s make sure she doesn’t get her wish.

  • Luckily, a John Wayne movie, “Flying Tigers” was on TV. And after that, “The Sands of Iwo Jima,” was played.
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    The one-minute I saw was where she shrieked that if Trump doesn’t need to repay his loans (total BS), she’s going to “take care” (total BS – and she’ll spend your $$$) of student loans. It’s all, 100% pandering. Hillary says she’ll will repay (with your money) student loans because the (bubble) higher education industry is a main source of funding, propaganda, and brain-washed imbeciles supporting her 100% BS.
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    I had to stop watching after one minute. My super secret bu!! sh!+ decoder ring exploded and burned my right hand.
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  • My husband went to bed; he won’t listen to any on them. I had her speech on for 5 min with sound, a bit longer without. She looked mean; the eyes demonic. Not sure what the white suit was supposed to signify…reminded me of Boss Hogg.

  • CAM.

    The white suit signifies the white horse in Rev.6….not the one in chpt.19.
    She…the transporter of the Antichrist.
    She is nothing more than an animal…a beast to usher in chaos.

  • “reminded me of Boss Hogg.”

    Comment of the week CAM! Take ‘er away Sam!

  • “Deeply held religious beliefs and cultural codes must be changed to accommodate women’s health care.” Hillary Clinton.
    Three fourths of the states must ratify any change in our Constitution. Any attempt to change The First Amendment’s freedom of religion and impose a one world godless government denies man’s rational, immortal human soul, man’s sovereign personhood and man’s conscience. Any change in The First Amendment redefines the human being as a beast of burden to the state. Redefining man as a beast of burden to the state is taxation without representation. Redefining man as a beast of burden to the state eliminates The United States as a Constitutional Republic and imposes a totalitarian form of atheistic rule antithetical to The First Amendment, the acknowledgement of God as “their Creator” and the human being as having sovereign personhood. Government does not choose for the sovereign person. The sovereign person, in exercising his free will and rational judgment, chooses truth for himself. With truth as his foundation, a free man institutes his government upon Founding Principles.
    Any violation of our Founding Principles is a miscarriage of Justice. Depending upon the gravity of the miscarriage of Justice, the violation may be tried as treason. More than 60,000,000 unborn human souls are being scraped from the womb. America’s constitutional Posterity is being annihilated. Genocide is treason against the American people.

The Other Clinton E-Mail Scandal

Monday, July 25, AD 2016

 

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz being booed at the Democrat Convention this morning.  WikiLeaks released a horde of e-mails that revealed that the Democrat National Committee, run by Wasserman-Schultz, was completely in the tank for Clinton during her primary battle with Sanders.  Wasserman-Schultz resigned as head of the DNC in exchange for being able to speak at the Convention which struck me as bizarre.  Hillary Clinton should have sent her on a mission during the Convention to round up Democrat votes in Antarctica.  The reaction she received this morning was completely predictable.  Of course this underlines Trump’s contention that the system is rigged and also supports his argument that Hillary is the establishment incarnate.  Yesterday some pro-Hillary Democrat flack said they are expecting the release from WikiLeaks of more e-mails.  I wonder if they have the e-mails from Hillary’s private server?  No doubt the Russian’s do, and I can imagine them funneling those e-mails to WikiLeaks.  Pass the popcorn, this is going to be fun!

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Why Life Matters

Wednesday, September 5, AD 2012

I am heartened to see that abortion has become a central issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. I am even more happy to see that the Democratic Party is spending far more time discussing it this time around than the GOP. While I certainly hope the Romney-Ryan ticket steps up and delivers a strong pro-life message in the final months before the election, the fact that the Democrats are now making such a big stink about it demonstrates that even they must acknowledge the awesome power of the pro-life movement.

This movement, of which I consider myself a small and rather insignificant (but eternal) member, is more than political lobby. Unlike the various lobbies that represent the special interest groups and key demographics that prop up both the Democrats and the GOP, the pro-life movement represents a group that can’t vote, can’t contribute to campaigns, and can’t even speak for itself, the truly least among us.

Given this new-found interest in abortion, the sort of things people are likely to hear as the DNC continues to unfold this week, and the fact that I believe basic refreshers are good from time to time, I want to discuss the pro-life point of view a bit. I cannot be comprehensive here, but I will raise some of the issues I think are fundamentally important in this debate.

Many of our opponents do not really understand what it is that motivates us and drives us. To them, to quote one pro-choice radical feminist I recently witnessed on a news program, we pro-lifers apparently believe that “a fetus has more rights than a pregnant woman.” Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth. We believe in accordance with the Declaration of Independence, that all men (males and females) are endowed with inalienable rights at the moment of their creation. The life inside the pregnant woman is not more valuable than the pregnant woman; they have the same value and are worthy of the same protection under the laws of a just, civilized, and humane society.

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  • Good post, Bonchamps. The Dems, however, will no more give up abortion today than they would slavery 160 years ago. And we know what that lesson is. God save the Republic!

  • Many people who have heard one or two things about logical fallacies in their lives will say that pro-lifers are guilty of using the “slippery slope” fallacy.

    I have not encountered the accusation of the pro-life argument being a “slippery slope”. I have seen it in the context of pro-marriage/anti SSM debates. In what context is the pro-life argument slippery slope? It seems the exact opposite to me – it is based upon the inescapable logic that an unborn human being is a person.

    All human beings are persons. An unborn human is a human being. Therefore, an unborn human being is a person. You might not agree with the second premise (or maybe even the first), but then it is up to the pro-abort to prove those premises wrong. It is not “slippery slope”.

  • And when I say “you might not agree” I mean the rhetorical you, not you personally (obviously).

  • A very large number of younger pro-abort Dems are also products of public education, and as such are, well, ignorant as the day is long. While it’s kind of like shooting fish in a barrel, it is still gratifying to walk them down the primrose path in a discussion of “societal good” versus the God-given rights of a created being, using their own arguments against them until we arrive here.

    I have zipped many a pie-hole this way. Can’t say if it stuck, but getting them to think is a good first step.

  • Salvage goes from Christian blog to Christian blog saying the same things. Nothing changes with an atheist.

    🙁

    Hail Mary, full of grace…..

  • Salvage slips through now and then, but he’s an example of why I’m also good friends with “moderation” and “ban.” Buh-bye.

  • You missed the lede, Paul: savage is pro-life!

    “You know what *else* matters?”

    Bravo–it’s a start!

  • Tertullian pretty well disposed of the “potential person” argument over 1,800 years ago, when he said, “With us, homicide being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even what is conceived in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood for its sustenance. To prevent a birth is to hasten homicide; nor does it matter whether you take away the life [animam] from one that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a human being which is going to be one; every fruit is already in the seed.” [Homo est et qui est futurus; etiam fructus omnis iam in semine est] (Apologeticum 9:8)

    By the by, “animam” is here used in the usual Latin sense of “life,” not “soul” in the philosophical sense.

    Tertullian is plainly giving, not his own opinion, but is speaking for the Christian community of the 2nd century – “With us…”

  • WK Aiken, I copied a part of that T4 for this post.

    ‘ In October 1939, Hitler signed a back-dated “euthanasia decree” to 1 September 1939 which authorised Bouhler and Brandt to carry out the programme of “euthanasia” (translated into English as follows):

    “Reich Leader Bouhler and Dr. med. Brandt are charged with the responsibility of enlarging the competence of certain physicians, designated by name, so that patients who, on the basis of human judgment [menschlichem Ermessen], are considered incurable, can be granted mercy death [Gnadentod] after a discerning diagnosis.”[12][13]

    Contents
    [hide] 1 Background
    2 Implementation
    3 Killing of children
    4 Killing of adults
    5 Gassing
    6 Victim numbers
    7 Opposition
    8 Postwar legacy 8.1 The Doctors’ Trial
    8.2 Others involved in the programme

    9 See also
    10 Notes
    11 References
    12 External links’

    Never have I seen such a grim table of contents.

    I am struck by the polar opposite of civilization in the quote from 2nd cenury which Michael Patterson-Seymour gave us to describe what life matters to Christians.

    Day into night for such a great many people who cannot suffer the God that made them.
    Some are gathered at the DNC.

  • PM

    The idea of “a life unworthy of life” was current in Germany before the Nazis took it up. It was already in the air amongst the liberal intellectuals of Weimar. The 80 year old jurist Karl Binding and the psychiatrist Alfred Hoche brought out a famous book in 1920 – Die Freigabe der Vernichtung Lebensunwertem Lebens [Allowing the Destruction of Life unworthy of Life.” It really is as vile as its title suggests.

    Regarding the mentally ill, Binding wrote, they are “living pointless lives and are a burden for society and their families”. He also believed it to be unfair on carers to keep such “lives unworthy of living” alive. As for the risk of mistakes, “humanity constantly loses so many lives by mistake, that just one more would hardly make a difference.” That such a man should have been Professor of Criminal Law at Heidelberg speaks volumes.

  • My first thought was that I forgot about the Weimar Republic, and now have homework.

    Then: I wonder if the seated President, with his Nobel Peace Prize awarded in anticipation, could be analogous to the Professor of Criminal Law at Heidelberg for having the same lack of regard for a life.

    The Professor as to lives needing carers, the President as to infants born alive; both using the lives of the caregiver and mother as victims to defend murderous intent.

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We Belong to the Government

Tuesday, September 4, AD 2012

Some people think that Democrats have become too statist. How could they possibly have come to that conclusion?

I guess Democrats were worried that Republicans had already gotten too much mileage out of “you didn’t build that,” so they helpfully offered up another tasty soundbite that Republicans will be able to use in ads for the next nine weeks.

It’s shaping up to be a fine convention as Democrats let go of any pretension of not being governed by the far left of the party. Don’s already highlighted one odious aspect of their platform, and Ace details some more juicy nuggets.

 Small businesses employ half of all working Americans, and, over the last two decades, have created two out of three net new jobs. Democrats believe that small businesses are the engine of job growth in America. President Obama signed 18 small-business tax cuts to encourage with a tax credit to help pay for the cost of coverage. In 2014, the tax credit will grow and small businesses will be able to pool their purchasing power together to get affordable coverage.

We recognize the importance of small business to women, people of color, tribes, and rural America and will work to help nurture entrepreneurship.

It’s very helpful that the Democrats emphasized the importance of small business to people of color and tribes, though they left out several other key interest groups. I really wish someone had filmed the meeting or meetings where the platform was put together. They could have captured a great debate over which special interest groups to cover in that sentence.

“It should say we recognize the importance of small business to women, people of color, recovering meth addicts, and violinists.”

“That’s absurd. We need to mention gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, transmutated, and former NFL players diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.”

“I agree that we should include the transmutated, but what about urban hipsters and people who still use Myspace?”

“I think it goes without saying that Democrats recognize the importance of small businesses for people who still use Myspace, but we risk alienating space aliens.”

“That’s offensive! You know that we are not permitted to use that word.”

“Oh. Right. Sorry. Undocumented interstellar travelers.”

Break out the beer and popcorn, because this is going to be an entertaining couple of days.

 

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  • That is one tone deaf video. Endless more soundbites to come from this convention!

  • The centerpiece in that ‘quaint town square’ photograph looks like a trash barrel.

  • Do you think it’s possible that Obama and company are throwing the election because they know they cannot win or do they really believe in this madness?

  • “Do they really believe in this madness?”

    To them it sounds perfectly sensible. I know because I have heard all the same basic thoughts, if somewhat differently expressed, for the past 25 years from garden variety and “middle class” leftists. Obama really was the “olly olly oxen free” for the more forthright but dotty totalitarians in the Democrat party. Controlling educati9on, entertainment and the media has created lots of U.I. to augment them. Previously they were kept under wraps more. Their anti Americanism is quite sincere and quite deep. I wish I could watch it with beer and popcorn but the fact that a minimum 45% of actual voters and probably 55% of all adults are totally onboard for this ahistorical nightmare chills the festiveness. Let’s face it – if Obama had been a bit more patient and deceptive and the economy a tad better he would be favored for reelection where he could really throw off the mask.

  • Convention . . . what convention?

    I don’t need to watch.

    I know what they are going to say. I agree 100% with Rozin above: “dotty totalitarians” and “anti-Americanism.”

    Although, watching the Dems may be preferable to seeing the Yanks lose again.

    Our Dem sisters and brothers, bless their hearts! We need to pray for them. They are among the most in need of Christ’s mercy.

    If Obama is re-elected (can “throw off the mask”), he will destroy everything you have and hold dear.

    How does $8 a gallon gasoline and home heating oil sound?

    How does another 7% drop in median household income sound?

    How do 53 million unemployed and 164 million on the dole sound?

    It will be the “new normal” . . .

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