Entries for December, 2010

(Prolifer)ations 12-31-10

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs! Please email Susie@jillstanek.com. Parenting Freedom nails wealthy, father-of-5 population control advocate Ted Turner on his hypocrisy. Turner espouses China’s 1-child rule for everyone, especially the poor. Eugenics, anyone?

Jivin J’s Life Links 12-31-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Abortioneer Desembarazarme notes some abortion clinics don’t offer any pre-abortion counseling: I actually took the counseling portion of the program for granted until I learned that some very compassionate, professional clinics don’t offer counseling to their clients. It could be a trick to save time (clients always complain […]

Lunch Break: “Snooki’s” going to the ball

FIRST THE ORIGINAL PLAN… Just when it was thought her celeb status couldn’t get much higher, talk show host Wendy Williams reported that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from Jersey Shore will play hamster by being placed inside the NYC ball at Times Square. NOW THE REVISED PLAN… According to People.com, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will drop inside a ball on NYE […]

MTV abortion special: Sad, skewed, and funded by… ?

The surprising, enduring problem abortion proponents have is people simply don’t like it. Ideologues thought legalizing abortion would settle it. But over 37 years after abortion was made legal in the U.S., abortion matriarch Frances Kissling made a striking admission earlier this year: I am driven by the changes I have seen in the way […]

Quote of the Day 12-31-10

Q: Will my parents find out if I use their insurance to get birth control? A: Unfortunately, this is a difficult question to answer. From page 16, FAQ Section of My Little Black Book for Sexual Health: A guide for getting the health insurance you need to prevent pregnancy until you’re ready, announced by Ibis […]

Lunch Break: CatholicVote.org 10 top reasons for hope in 2010

To give us a break from the daily grind… CatholicVote.org conducted an online request for suggestions for the Top 10 Reasons for Hope from 2010. All are life-affirming; two specifically deals with the abortion issue. The choice of music significantly enhances the visual experience and drives home an inspirational message. Think “Winter Olympics overture” with […]

Top 10 2010: Stanek’s most commented posts

Thanks to moderator Chris for researching these stats. Comments to all the posts listed below are closed due to an automatic comment shut-off feature that activates after several days to keep spammers at bay. You’ll note the comment stream often develops into a conversation that has nothing to do with the original post…

Top 10 2010: Stanek’s most read posts

When analyzing my blog’s 2010 page views, moderator Chris discovered that just like last year, many of the most read posts were not actually written in 2010. So I’m separating out the top 10 most read posts written in 2010 and the top 10 most read tabs and posts written previously. Note how popular the […]

Quote of the Day 12-30-10

To have a group of OB/GYN doctors terminating fetuses just outside our door, to force our mothers and their babies [to] drive through a common driveway, driving by the front of an abortion clinic, in order to park in our lot to have their babies cared for is an atrocity. We are here to prevent […]

Lunch Break: 2010′s best dance from expectant mom

To give us a break from the daily grind… Great moves from a very expectant mom on the Ellen show earlier this year.  Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions.

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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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