Entries for June, 2011

Jivin J’s Life Links 6-30-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat A young Scottish woman was killed after her 15-year-old boyfriend found out she aborted his child. Pro-choice researchers are attempting to understand and limit abortion stigma. An Ohio couple has been indicted on charges of kidnapping after allegedly taking a teenage girl, keeping her hostage, getting her pregnant […]

Lunch Break: Dinner with Barack and Joe

by LauraLoo Would you want to win this “big deal” dinner and, if so, would you have an agenda to bring Barack and Joe? Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT:  WLSAM.com]

Octomom’s an octomess: “I hate the babies.”

I hate the babies, they disgust me… My older six are animals, getting more and more out of control, because I have no time to properly discipline them. The only way I can cope is to lock myself in the bathroom and cry. Sometimes I sit there for hours and even eat my lunch sitting […]

Billboard company refuses to pull black pro-life signs

Pro-aborts defeated free speech in New York and Los Angeles, but they won’t silence the pro-life message to and by African-Americans in Oakland, California. CBS Outdoor, which also stood strong against pro-abortion ideologues in Atlanta who demanded TooManyAborted.com’s “Black Children are an Endangered Species” billboards be pulled in 2010, is again refusing to back down […]

Planned Parenthood, coyote ugly

In a post this morning I mentioned actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson have made PSAs for Planned Parenthood this year. Now Amy Poehler can be added to the list of celebrities making pro-Planned Parenthood pitches. From a PP email yesterday… The highlighted section segues to my point. I’ve been pondering how well PP would […]

Will incarcerated Illinois guvs make Choose Life license plates?

Click to enlarge… Got the above in an email today, and the glorious thought struck me that either of these guys might some day be stamping “Choose Life” license plates. Republican George Ryan (left) was a pro-life turncoat, and Democrat Rod Blagojevich (right) was as pro-death as they come. [HT: Kathy]

Jivin J’s Life Links 6-29-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat The Star-Ledger has a conversation with Mara Hvistendahl on her new book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. The UK’s Department of Health is considering a measure that would forbid abortion providing non-profits from doing abortion counseling. Instead, women […]

Lunch Break: Jo from Florida

by LauraLoo This Michael Savage video is a year old but it circulated itself to my email yesterday. How utterly SCARY that there are people like “Jo from Florida” who live in our country. Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: Michael Savage ]

Planned Parenthood helps pro-life movement by avoiding the A-word

Planned Parenthood is a business, a billion-dollar business. Planned Parenthood’s 1st priority is to make money, not advance the abortion ideology. It wants abortion kept legal, of course, but its marketing strategy is to avoid the A-word.  The liberal site News Hounds, June 27, reported on a recent conference call: Planned Parenthood head, Cecile Richards, […]

Breaking, Medicaid misinformation revealed: Planned Parenthood caught on tape admitting Indiana women can manage fine without it

UPDATE, 12:16p: Lila Rose will appear on The O’Reilly Factor tonight to discuss the Indiana Planned Parenthood investigation! She’ll be in the 8:25p EST segment. UPDATE, 11:22a: I’m sure she didn’t intend to, but MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow corroborated on her show last week that Planned Parenthood serves 1% (“more than 9,000″) of all Indiana Medicaid […]

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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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