Entries for September, 2008

New poll/Old poll

The new poll question is up: Wiki defines a community organizer as one who rallies people living in close proximity to act in their common self-interest. Do you agree with Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen that, like Barack Obama, Jesus was a community organizer? My previous poll question asked whether John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin […]

Weekend question

On September 17, ABC Good Morning America’s Diane Sawyer picked up with Cindy McCain where

Deceptions in Obama’s attack ad against Gianna ad

Here they are again, first the ad

Breaking news: Obama attacks Gianna Jessen ad

UPDATE, 1:50p: Gianna forwarded me a great commentary by BornAliveTruth.org. Second lie: “votes taken out of context”? A vote cannot be taken out of context. It’s a vote. Notice this is Obama’s excuse for every indictment against him. Third lie: “Obama has always supported medical care to protect infants.” FALSE. Remember this, from Obama’s 2002 […]

Washington Times on BornAliveTruth.org

Associated Press story ended up in over 3,000 worldwide news outlets. Our BornAliveTruth.org. Here’s yesterday’s

2nd day in a row: NYT on BornAliveTruth.org

Yesterday the BornAliveTruth.org for the 2nd day in a row, this time on its blog: Battles over abortion rights can often seem Orwellian, but never more so than in the competition for the Catholic vote in this presidential election…. The traditional movement seeking to end abortion rights is not standing down either. A group called

CNN gets info from liberal blogs

In the article below, CNN posted a still graphic from the Discriminations blogger wrote: Either because of sloppiness or bias, CNN neglected to mention that Stanek is the former nurse [who testified] before Congress [which] …. passed, with virtually no dissent (it passed the Senate 98-0), even from committed pro-choice legislators, the Born Alive Infant […]

Drudge on BornAliveTruth.org

My goodness, the news cycle runs fast. I heard just a couple hours ago that BornAliveTruth.org, and by the time I got to it, it was already moved to page 2. But, hey, I’ll take it. Click to enlarge:

Gianna Jessen on Hannity and Colmes

Last night Gianna Jessen was interviewed on Hannity and Colmes and did a FABULOUS job. Alan’s arguments were pathetic.

Gianna Jessen’s bonafides

UPDATE, 4:40p: Based on evidence presented in this post, Tapper has posted an addendum stating, “UPDATE: Jessen has posted medical records on her Web site to support her story,” with a link to this website. Kudos to both for their willingness to reanalyze their stories when presented with new information. _______________ Today ABC’s Jake Tapper […]

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Here’s the third in the repeat of my Sunday series during the month of December of the fascinating abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely with those 150 years ago who fought to free another oppressed class of people. Last week I posted the story behind “O Holy Night,” and the week before, “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” This week…

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

In December 1863 poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was still grieving the death by fire of his wife Francis 2 years before when receiving word their oldest son Charles had been seriously injured as a Union soldier in the Civil War.

A fierce abolitionist, Longfellow awakened in despair that Christmas morning, unsure of both the fate of his son and his country. It was against this backdrop Longfellow wrote the melancholy poem “Christmas Bells” when hearing church bells peel throughout Boston proclaiming the birth of Christ. Two of the middle verses were later dropped to adapt the poem into a Christmas carol, which composer John Caulkin set to music. Those 2 verses give the current verse 3 (the last verse below) much more context:

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said:
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Read more on the history of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” here and here.

I’ve also posted two memorable but very different renditions of this classic.

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