FYI, tonight Hannity's America will feature 2 segments of interest to pro-lifers: Obama's position on abortion and Planned Parenthood's willingness to accept bucks to kill blacks. For the latter it will play the calls secretly recorded by UCLA pro-lifers.
UPDATE, 8a: Hannity combined an exposé on Barack Obama's radical support of abortion with an exposé on Planned Parenthood's willingness to take money to abort black babies, since Obama supports PP.
The segment was very good except on one key issue...
Hannity botched Obama's opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protect Act as state senator, i.e., support of infanticide. What a missed opportunity.
How hard was that to get right? But Hannity didn't. He focused instead on the Induced Birth Infant Viability Act, 1 of BAIPA's 2 companion bills that Obama also opposed.
Not only that, but Hannity mischaractered it as "requiring parents to be financially responsible for the baby's medical bills and well-being if the abortion is not successful." No, quite the contrary. The bill allowed a baby's parent or guardian to sue a hospital, abortion clinic, or abortionist for failing to provide care to a live aborted baby. "Gosh!" as Napoleon Dynamite would say. Terrible research!
But Lila Rose, the UCLA student behind the PP phone sting, looked and sounded great, while PP looked and sounded terrible.
Hannity showed some condemning clips of Obama speaking at a PP event last summer, including this stumble, when Obama winged his close:
Thanks... uh... to all of you... uh... at Planned Parenthood for all the work that you are doing for women all across the country, and for families all across the country, and for men who are... have enough sense to realize you're helping them all across the country.
Huh? Speaking of sense, aside from the obvious irony in Obama's statement, the portion on men in particular made no sense. Men, of course, love PP, since it allows them to sexually exploit women more freely.
Hannity's people asked Obama for a statement on PP's racism but got no response. Excellent that Hannity tried to pin Obama on his support of this racist organization.
Here's the segment:
I can only imagine the verbal acrobatics he'll play on this one.
Claim ignorance, perhaps?
Blame it on his pastor?Posted by: carder at March 30, 2008 1:18 PM
Thanks Jill, I'll be watching!Posted by: Erik Whittington at March 30, 2008 3:50 PM
This post deleted by moderator Bethany at 7:33 PMPosted by: FF at March 30, 2008 5:45 PM
I've been out of the blog loop for over a month, but I picked up that you had been dismissed from the blog.
Posted by: carder
at March 30, 2008 6:34 PM
Are you back with Jill's blessings?
UGH! Bethany I hate it when stuff get's deleted before I can see it! I'm ever so curious now. What did she say? Was it about me? If you tell me I'll promise to stop telling everyone meat kills kids.Posted by: Jess at March 30, 2008 7:40 PM
they better bring up the born-alive act votes.....Posted by: Jasper at March 30, 2008 7:44 PM
Lila Rose has caught PP with their hands in the cookie jar yet again. A force to be reckoned with. Hope to see more of her undercoverism in the near future.
And if anyone believes PP's defense that "from its beginning" they have stood for "equality", they had better get a load of Maggie Sanger's literature. For goodness sake.Posted by: carder at March 30, 2008 8:16 PM
Jess, I got deleted because I suggested that judging Planned Parenthood by the act of one employee was like judging all Evangelical Christians by the actions of Ted Haggard.
Which YOU DO!Posted by: Elizabeth at March 30, 2008 8:44 PM
You mean PP is SPECIFICALLY saving money JUST to pay for black abortions?
Or are you deliberately misleading your flock again, Jill?Posted by: Edyt at March 30, 2008 11:10 PM
I'm going to try this post again, since it timed out on me:
Carder, Laura got blocked from this blog because her posts were inflammatory, derogatory and insulting to people.
I don't think it matters what you incriminate or accuse PP of - they are so entrenched in Western culture that nothing short of divine intervention will take out this huge cancer in our society.
This organization is HUGELY subsidized by all levels government and would die quickly if all tax dollars to it were cut.
In Canada, the cut in government dollars to women's groups with a strong feminista agenda whittled these groups down to nothing - they don't represent what women want or need either politically or in the culture.
What I got from the recordings was that a donor could specify where they want their donation used. If they want it used specifically for aborting a black woman, for whatever reason, it can be designated for that purpose.Posted by: Mary at March 31, 2008 8:51 AM
"The segment was very good except on one key issue: Hannity botched Obama's opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protect Act as state senator, i.e., support of infanticide. What a missed opportunity."
I knew they would mess it up somehow, thats why I emailed Fox and the O'reilly factor requesting that they have you on to explain this to them.Posted by: jasper at March 31, 2008 9:35 AM
I thought this journal article was interesting, here is the abstract and link to a pdf file:
Despite the social importance of decisions taken in the ‘‘heat of the moment,’’ very
little research has examined the effect of sexual arousal on judgment and decision mak-
ing. Here we examine the effect of sexual arousal, induced by self-stimulation, on judg-
ments and hypothetical decisions made by male college students. Students were
assigned to be in either a state of sexual arousal or a neutral state and were asked to:
(1) indicate how appealing they ﬁnd a wide range of sexual stimuli and activities, (2)
report their willingness to engage in morally questionable behavior in order to obtain
sexual gratiﬁcation, and (3) describe their willingness to engage in unsafe sex when
sexually aroused. The results show that sexual arousal had a strong impact on all three
areas of judgment and decision making, demonstrating the importance of situational
forces on preferences, as well as subjects’ inability to predict these inﬂuences on their
"The Heat of the Moment: The Effect of Sexual
Arousal on Sexual Decision Making"
DAN ARIELY1* and GEORGE LOEWENSTEIN2
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2 Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
J. Behav. Dec. Making, 19: 87–98 (2006)
Published online 26 July 2005
Urgh, just to let you know, there is a picture of a nekkid woman in the paper to demonstrate what they did for responses...just so y'all aren't shocked/surprised/pissed-off...Posted by: Rae at March 31, 2008 9:47 AM
What would be the significance of this to prolifers?
Okay a woman makes an irrational decision in the "heat of the moment" to have sex. Many people do, but the idea is that you take responsibility for your actions. We all make bad decisions throughout our lives. Abortion is an attempt to erase the effects of the bad decision and not face the responsibility of the pregnancy. To do the latter we tell ourselves that it isn't a baby, or a human being or the woman's right to her body supercedes the baby's right to live.
However, once pregnant, a woman is not sexually aroused when it comes to making a decision for abortion.
Barak Obama = the gravest danger to the progress of the pro-life movement since Bill Clinton.Posted by: TS at March 31, 2008 10:03 AM
I've seen no female statements or opinions about Obotcha's concluding "man" statement.
As a man and father, I find the "man" statement extremely insulting and absolutely revealing of Odamaamerica's true character or lack thereof.
This is a true gaf equal in stature to the famous Clintonian idiocy which refrained, "it's not sex".
In light of Rae's last post regarding "The Heat of the Moment: The Effect of Sexual
Arousal on Sexual Decision Making" perhaps this gives us a clue as to what is always on pro-aborts' and Democrats' minds AND WHY THEY NEED ABORTION RIGHTS TO KEEP THIS FROM COMING TO LIGHT, I.E., THEY ARE ALL UNQUALIFIED TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE AT ANY TIME.
Barak Obama = the gravest danger to the progress of the pro-life movement since Bill Clinton.
Progress and antichoice are mutually exclusive terms.
Shrub is adamantly antichoice but he hasnt lifted even his pinky finger to reduce abortions in the US - in fact if I remember correctly the numbers are rising.
I'll be voting for Obama if he is the Dem candidate.
Okay a woman makes an irrational decision in the "heat of the moment" to have sex. Many people do, but the idea is that you take responsibility for your actions.
Patricia, don't you find it ironic that a WOMAN is the only one expected to take responsibility for her actions?
I've had sex a lot of times... and let me tell you, it takes longer than just a few minutes, a "moment." I've had PLENTY of time to contemplate... okay, do I want this? do I want this with him? Is he wearing a condom? Are we having sex at my place or his? What will I do in the case that a condom breaks...?
And so on. You know, I really think that "heat of the moment" story is BS. What is really going on is people are either deliberately being careless or not learning how to communicate with their partner on their needs and wants.
EVEN when you have a one-night stand, you should have discussed STDs, pregnancy, and BC before you hit the sack. Any responsible sex-ed class should teach something like that. Abstinence fails to teach young persons how to communicate about sex, and that is probably its biggest failure, not only to the program, but to the youth of America.Posted by: Edyt at March 31, 2008 1:48 PM
Barack Obama is scary. He waxes poetic in dulcet tones about how stupid everyone is but him and yet people are gushing about how wonderful he is. It is said that we get the govenment we deserve--how true.
The distortions and lies that Obama is capable of are only just beginning to surface. Not only do we have the Tony Rezko and "Rev." Wright controversies that cast serious doubts on Obama's judgement, but thanks to the Clinton campaign's outing of Obama for his misrepresentations about his qualifications and positions we see that this is a very serious pattern. Stay tuned. This is just now getting interesting.Posted by: Jerry at March 31, 2008 5:32 PM
Uh, I just thought it was an interesting article...nothing more than that... Not my intention to piss people off...Posted by: Rae at March 31, 2008 7:30 PM
To TexasRed "I'll be voting for Obama if he is the Dem candidate." All the candidates are pro killing babies. So is baby killing your single voting issue? The entire Supreme Court is pro killing babies. Obama is just another part of the problem. Every 20 seconds,the likes of planned parenthood undo a pregnancy in this country, they kill life for greenbacks and the law looks the other way. The U.S. of A. hasn't failed. We have failed.Posted by: theonlything2fear at March 31, 2008 10:51 PM
What is frightening is Obama's messianic appeal. I mean, when an audience become orgasmic because Obama stops to blow his nose like the rest of us mere mortals, that is scary.
This is how great dictators such as Hitler have obtained power, their messianic appeal.
People talk of change. Exactly what is Obama offering as change? More government run programs? These have been proven a dismal failure time and again and they don't represent change, just the fact we've learned nothing about the uselessness of government programs.
A Harlem minister, I believe his name is Manning, has brought up an interesting point. Obama claims Rev. Wright as his friend, mentor, and spiritual advisor, but he is only too ready to throw Wright under the bus to further his own political career.
What is frightening is Obama's messianic appeal.
Mary, heh - perhaps, but after years of somebody like Bush Jr. you're gonna have lots of people eager for something else.
For what it's worth - I think whoever gets in is gonna have a tough time in the eyes of public opinion on economic grounds alone.Posted by: Doug at April 1, 2008 8:00 AM
Every 20 seconds,the likes of planned parenthood undo a pregnancy in this country
You're exaggerating a little, but even if that was true, most pregnancies in the US (by far) are still willingly continued.
I'm not for women with wanted pregnancies being forced to end them, nor for women with unwanted pregnancies being forced to continue them.Posted by: Doug at April 1, 2008 9:19 AM