Jivin J's Life Links 4-23-10

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  • Jack Kevorkian likes the HBO biopic film about him entitled You Don't Know Jack:
  • "I thought it was superb," says Kevorkian, who liked the authenticity of Pacino's performance. "He handled it the way I did it in court. He yelled like I yelled. And he had outbursts like I had. It's perfect."...

  • Here's Michael Gerson on President Obama's supposed lack of an abortion litmus test:
  • During an Oval Office meeting with Senate leaders yesterday, President Obama symbolized the sorry, misleading state of public argument about the Supreme Court. He insisted that he has no "litmus test" on abortion for his Supreme Court nominee, while asserting that his choice will interpret "our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women's rights. And that's going to be something that's very important to me."

    So no litmus test on abortion - except the protection of "women's rights," which everyone in the room understood as a reference to abortion. Obama's pose of neutrality came with a theatrical wink and nod. Everyone got the joke.

  • The Vatican is going to donate about $2.7 million for adult stem cell research being done at the University of MD.
  • Harlan Drake has been sentenced to life in prison for killing abortion protester Jim Pouillon and businessman Mike Fuoss.

  • Comments:

    The Vatican's money would be better spent on counseling for all the people who have been damaged by pedohpile Catholic priests.

    Posted by: Artemis at April 23, 2010 1:52 PM


    Why would you care about what the Vatican does with its money? Do you give to the Church on a Weekly basis as part of your tithe?

    ..I guess now you know how pro-lifers feel about our tax dollars funding for something we don't agree with...

    Posted by: RSD at April 23, 2010 2:18 PM

    Obama Slams Pending Ariz. Immigration Law

    Gov. faces Saturday deadline;

    law requires suspected illegals to show I.D.


    [b.o.] said he's instructed the Justice Department to examine the Arizona bill to see if it's legal, and said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level — or leave the door open to

    "irresponsibility by others."

    [In b.o.'s fantasy 'irresponsibility' is solely the dominion of the federal government.]

    "That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine...the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe," [b.o.] said.

    [In b.o.'s bigoted view, the police can only be counted on to 'behave stupidly']

    The sweeping measure would make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally.

    [Just to clear: Under federal law, it is already a 'CRIME' to be in the USA 'illegally'. They have a similar law in Mexico and it is a crime there as well and curiously enough the Mexican government actually enforces it.]

    It would also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally.

    [Now we get to the crux of the issue. If this bill becomes law and withstands constitutional challenges and b.o. visits 'The Sunshine State'
    any law enforcement officer could require b.o. to prove he is in the USA legally. Something b.o. has yet to do.]

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at April 23, 2010 3:01 PM

    I'm not sure what the article about immigration has to do with abortion, but it sure does remind me of when Jews had to wear a yellow star.

    Posted by: Sara at April 23, 2010 4:41 PM

    Sara, get real. As an Arizonan I can tell you that we have tired of waiting for federal enforcement of the law.

    Do you not realize that these people are in this country ILLEGALLY? The Jews were legal citizens of the countries they resided in and were then stripped of their rights. These people do not have the right to be here, they come illegally.

    They are the reason that Phoenix AZ is the kidnapping capital of the world. The WORLD. More kidnappings here than in Bangladesh and Bangkok! More kidnappings here than anywhere else IN THE WORLD.

    We just had a rancher in southern Arizona murdered by illegal immigrants (a rancher who, by the way, left out water for them because he didn't want other human beings, even those crossing his property illegally, to die of dehydration.)

    Posted by: Elisabeth at April 23, 2010 5:25 PM

    I do realize they're here illegally, which is totally sucky and should be stopped. But I can also see the point where it's going to lead to racial profiling - anyone who looks latino is going to have to prove they're american citizens?

    Posted by: Sara at April 23, 2010 6:32 PM

    Artemis: Your comment exudes bigotry ten times over.

    Sara: Get real.

    Posted by: Jerry at April 23, 2010 6:33 PM

    Posted by: Sara at April 23, 2010 4:41 PM

    "I'm not sure what the article about immigration has to do with abortion, but it sure does remind me of when Jews had to wear a yellow star."


    Sweet Sarah,

    You are correct the article has nothing to do with the any of the items posted under 'prolife-rations'.

    But citizens being required to identify their ethnicity or religion in the nation of their birth has nothing to do with the bill the Arizona Governor just signed.

    Mexico and all the other central and south american countries have immigration laws which they enforce.

    When I am stopped in Mexico and the an officer of the law asks for my passport and visa is that akin to me being required to wear a Texas star?

    And if I fail to produce the required documents, is it discrimination or immoral if the Mexican government enforces their law and they arrest me and send me back to the nation of my birth?

    We have enough drunks, sexual predators, and violent criminals who are citizens of this country. We do not need to import more.

    Just being here illegally is a crime whether or not our federal government chooses to enforce the law.

    My wife is a Canadian citizen. When we got married, she had to apply for a permanent resident visa from the U.S. government even tho she was married to a U.S. citizen.

    Were we victims of discrimination simply because we were required to comply with reasonable immigration laws?

    She has a 'green card' and sometimes both public and private institutions require her to provide them with identification and proof that she is here legally.

    When my wife returns to Canada she has to produce a valid Canadian passport before they will allow her to re-enter the nation of her birth.

    Is she a victim of discrimination.

    When I have traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba and Mexico I had to produce my United States passport and a visa before they would let me in any of those countries.

    Are those countries discriminating against me?

    When I return to the United States I was required to produce my passport to prove my citizenship.

    Is my own government discriminating against me?

    Even tho people break the 'law' to enter our country in an attempt to make a better life for themselves and their families I do not judge them. I might do the same if the tables were turned. I do not believe I would rat them out unless they were alcoholics, drug addicts or violent criminals. I have known and know many people who are in our nation illegally. I have not ratted out a single one of them because I know them and I know they are good people. I encourage them to comply with the process and at least get a green card.

    But I have no problem at all with our government arresting any of them and deporting them for being here 'illegally'. There is nothing discriminatory or immoral about that. Anymore than being arrested convicted and jailed for driving while drunk.

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at April 23, 2010 6:51 PM

    Sara, 70% of Arizonans support this bill. You don't get to 70% of anything in this state without having at least part of the Hispanic population in agreement. One of the legislators who supported this bill immigrated here LEGALLY at the age of 4. My own husband is a legal immigrant with resident alien status and a green card.

    Most of the people who came here looking for work LEFT because the economy here is so bad right now. The illegals who are left are the drug runners, human smugglers, murderers.... the ones we DON'T need here.

    Posted by: Elisabeth at April 23, 2010 7:02 PM


    'racial profiling' is not in and of itself a bad thing.

    If a law enforcement officer is tasked with apprehending cattle rustlers and they are predominantly caucasian, then it would make sense to give more attention to the white folks.

    If the victim describes her attacker as a an obese male having red hair, green eyes and freckles and speaking with an Irish accent then it wouldn't make a lot of sense for the police to be stopping skinny dark haired, dark skinned, females who speak with an Indian accent.

    It is hard for me to imagine a citizen of the United States or non-citizen who is here legally having a hard time providing enough information to prove their nationality and/or immigration status even if they did not have the necessary documents in their possession.

    This wireless techno world in which we live gives government agents almost instantaneous access to all our vital statistics.

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at April 23, 2010 7:04 PM

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