Entries for August, 2010

Duggar kids, free indeed

Over at Big Journalism, Charlie Richards, creator of the Christian video series, Life at the Pond, writes an insightful post on his experience meeting the 19 Duggar kids, particularly the 3 oldest girls: In prepping a children’s program where I’d be recording all the Duggars from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, I read a lot […]

Pictures of aborted voters greet Obama

On August 18 pro-abort/pro-infanticide President Barack Obama held a fundraiser with pro-abort OH Gov. Ted Strickland at the Columbus Athenaeum. Thanks to the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform Midwest Region for serving up reminders to both the politicians and their supporters of what their “pro-choice” position and actions really mean. There were some poignant photos. This […]

(Prolifer)ations 8-31-10

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN Fr. Frank Pavone reminds us that even though many will suggest pro-lifers “agree to disagree” with pro-choicers, “abortion is not about beliefs; it’s about bloodshed. It’s not about viewpoints, it’s about victims.”

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-31-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Constantly troubled abortionist and abortion clinic owner Steven Chase Brigham is making the news again. This time for performing abortions in MD at one of the clinics he owns.One problem – he’s not licensed in the state of MD: The MD State Board of Physicians ordered Steven Chase […]

Lunch Break: Pea sprouts in man’s lung

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Quote of the Day 8-31-10

70% of American parents and 53.5% of American adolescents believe sex before marriage is wrong, according to a federally funded study released Monday by the Administration of Children and Families, an agency within the Health and Human Services Department. … “I think this study is an embarrassment for the Obama administration,” said [Senior Fellow for […]

New York Times: Planned Parenthood Golden Gate’s “meltdown”

Katharine Mieszkowski’s 3rd Bay Citizen installment investigating the demise of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (read about previous 2 here and here)  hit the big time August 28 when the New York Times picked it up (click to enlarge)… Many helpful nuggets of info in the piece, excerpted below. Just wish the NYT had published PPGG’s […]

Republican voters more motivated on the Life issue than Democrats

Last week I reported several pro-life voting trends and triumphs (here, here, and here). From an August 10 Pew poll comes another. Pew asked registered voters which of 13 key issues were “very important.”  While “abortion” ranked near the bottom, still more than 4 in 10 thought it was important. Key, though, is that Republican […]

Lunch Break: Hummingbirds – magic in the air!

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Blog this and thats 8-30-10

1. We’ve fixed most of the issues related to the software move. I only know of a few outstanding bugs, and I don’t think you’ll notice what I notice because they’re imperfections in a couple of the plugins I still hope to refine. That said, when I asked you previously if you knew of anything […]

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Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years….

[L]iving too long… renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic….

My father illustrates the situation well. About a decade ago, just shy of his 77th birthday, he… had a heart attack, which led to a cardiac catheterization and ultimately a bypass. Since then, he has not been the same. Once the prototype of a hyperactive Emanuel, suddenly his walking, his talking, his humor got slower.

Today he can swim, read the newspaper, needle his kids on the phone, and still live with my mother in their own house. But everything seems sluggish. Although he didn’t die from the heart attack, no one would say he is living a vibrant life. When he discussed it with me, my father said, “I have slowed down tremendously. That is a fact. I no longer make rounds at the hospital or teach.” Despite this, he also said he was happy….

But parents also cast a big shadow for most children. Whether estranged, disengaged, or deeply loving, they set expectations, render judgments, impose their opinions, interfere, and are generally a looming presence for even adult children. This can be wonderful. It can be annoying. It can be destructive. But it is inescapable as long as the parent is alive. Examples abound in life and literature: Lear, the quintessential Jewish mother, the Tiger Mom. And while children can never fully escape this weight even after a parent dies, there is much less pressure to conform to parental expectations and demands after they are gone.

~ Obamacare architect, and brother of former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm, Ezekiel Emanuel, The Atlantic, September 17

[HT: Kelli; photo via The Atlantic]

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