Entries for May, 2011

Salon writer admits embellishing abortion story

UPDATE, 7:20p: Don’t look now, Mikki, but my NewsBusters cross post on your embellished abortion story just made Drudge… 4:34p: Last week for our Quote of the Day Carder posted an excerpt from the Salon piece, “Abortion saved my life.” The writer, a blogger named Mikki Kendall (pictured right), was relaying her 1st person account […]

(Prolifer)ations 5-31-11

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN and Kelli As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. Abortion State turns the tables on proponents of “choice” and comprehensive sex ed, pointing out NARAL’s and Planned Parenthood’s interference in […]

Lunch Break: Brad & Angelina reconsider remarriage?

by LauraLoo Having long held the position that “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,” could Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie be having a change of heart? “The kids ask about marriage. It’s meaning more and more to them,” the Tree […]

Rosie O’Donnell’s producer’s childhood plan: Murder baby if unable to abort

When I was a kid, I thought, ‘If we lose this right, I’m leaving this country.’ I had plans [in the event of pregnancy]… I’m gonna wear a tent dress while I don’t eat so I can get big and I can go in the woods, have it, kill it, and bury it, ’cause I […]

Lunch Break Memorial Day Special: Our heroes

by LauraLoo Brought to you this Memorial Day by The Skit Guys – as we remember those who sacrificed their lives to purchase our freedoms and liberties. Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: The Skit Guys & GodTube]

Human life begins with personhood?

I mentioned a couple weeks ago an abortion clinic escort had asked to interview me, to which I agreed, and I asked her to reciprocate. Jessica posted all my responses on May 27. But I thought I’d break up her responses here in order to flesh them out (although if you’d like to read ahead, […]

They did not sacrifice their lives to allow 50 million abortions

Memorial Day is the ultimate insult to those Americans who died in our previous wars, because it so clearly juxtaposes the values of an earlier time and the sacrifices of those veterans who died in defense of America, with the America which exists today. The men who put on the uniform did not do so […]

Stanek Sunday funnies 5-29-11

My top 5 favorite political cartoons for the week… By Steve Benson at GoComics.com…   by Eric Allie at Townhall.com…

Stanek Memorial Day Bible verse: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13, New American Standard translation (Click photo to enlarge.)

Stanek weekend question: Is it morally acceptable to picket the homes of abortionists and abortion clinic workers?

UPDATE 5/29, 9:05a: Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life tweeted this thought, which I think is a good one to also probe: “I think it’s more of a question of effectiveness/strategy rather than morality.” Commenters yor bro ken, CC, and ninek all pondered the same. Thoughts? 5/28, 2:32: I mentioned a couple weeks ago […]

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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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