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IT’S JUST NOT ABOUT HATE

Posted by kayms99 on March 19, 2010

I was thinking about my comments last night on Steven Weber’s post, thinking about this subject.
I realized that I had probably come across as insensitive and ignorant about some of the truly desparate situations concerning this issue.  I thought about my own experience. 

I was a teenager and unmarried when I got pregnant. And I was terrified. My daughter’s father, being young himself was not very receptive to the idea of becoming a father.  He wanted me to get an abortion.

 Not only was I looking at the most terrifying personal dilemma ever in my life (that only a woman can fully understand) I had realized that he (the father) had lied to me.. clearly, he didn’t truly love me like he claimed he did… I was alone.  I became even more terrified.  Even then, as a teenager I knew abortion was out of the question.  But, in order to receive some kind of desparately needed immediate emotional comfort,  I pretended to agree.

The next day when it was officially confirmed that I was pregnant, my daughter’s father came thru and did the right thing. WE did the right thing. His Christian upbringing, I’m sure, had a lot to do with his decision. I know I was one of the “lucky” ones.  I realized that again last night.  I thought, what if he hadn’t “come thru”?  I’m sure I would have continued living with my parents and raised my daughter on my own. But, what if my parents were not supportive, what if I hadn’t had that option either? I do understand COMPLETELY that with each step it gets harder and harder to resist the quick and “easy” way out.  But, there is help, there are programs and church organizations, there ARE OTHER OPTIONS. It may not be easy, it may be a scary and lonely road to go down but it IS the best choice.. it IS the right thing to do for EVERYONE.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debate, Politics, Religion | 186 Comments »

Hollywood Liberalism knows no boundries.. Exhibit 1… the movie “DOUBT”

Posted by kayms99 on March 14, 2010

 

Well, the liberals ON ADKOB are going to say… “here we go again”…

Yep… liberalism certainly gives me a lot to gripe about.  Right now, I’m going to gripe about the capital of progressive liberalism… Hollywood.

I’ve watched the movie “Doubt”, with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, several times and I now know that my first impression was correct.  This movie promotes Hollywood’s ultra liberalistic movement to stifle (or completely wipe out ) Christian values.  And it’s frustrating because of the great amount of influence Hollywood has.  I believe, unfortunately, they will ultimately win and their views will reign in main stream society, if they don’t already.

The reason I say that I “now know” that my first impression of the movie is correct is because, on the surface, the movie seems to be very ambiguous.  Even to the end, we can’t truly be sure who the protagonist is and who is the antagonist.   But really, one could know this just by learning of the major components…. a staunch, hard lined, by the “Book” Catholic (CHRISTIAN) Nun, a Priest who wants to “modernize” or “LIBERALIZE” the church, and Hollywood. And to be more descriptive… a Nun who holds on to traditional Christian values and a Priest who believes that “love” is the most important thing above all, but… oh yeah, this kind of “love” just happens to express itself sometimes through sexual contact with a 12 year old boy. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Art and Artists, Crime, Debate, Educational, Entertainment, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Sex | Tagged: , , , , | 63 Comments »

Healthcare Rationing is Under Way

Posted by kayms99 on November 22, 2009

Even before the new Healthcare bill is passed… Obama is confidently and arrogantly jumpstarting the plan to save money on healthcare.  And this particular avenue of saving money is called RATIONING.  It SHOULD be a sign to him that Government funded healthcare is problematic.  Either he’s not intelligent enough to understand this or he DOESN’T CARE.  He has higher (more personal) agendas.

Fox News Friday, November 20, 2009 
By Marrecca Fiore

Days after a government task force radically changed its guidelines for using mammograms to screen for breast cancer, another critical preventive test — Pap smears – is under the microscope, heightening concern that both might be a first step down a slippery slope toward health care rationing.

On Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that doctors delay mammography screening for breast cancer until the age of 50. The recommendation goes against the American Cancer Society’s long-held position that women receive their first mammogram by the age of 40 and follow up with yearly mammograms until the age of 74. 

Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debate, Health, News, Politics | 14 Comments »

Planned Parenthood Director Who Quit Was Pressured to Meet Abortion Quotas

Posted by kayms99 on November 8, 2009

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 5
, 2009

plannedparenthoodoffice5Bryan, TX (LifeNews.com) — The former Texas-based Planned Parenthood director who recently quit after seeing an ultrasound video of an abortion says high Planned Parenthood officials wanted her center to meet quotas for the number of abortions done. Abby Johnson had been the director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan/College Station.

She turned in her resignation on October 6 and watching an ultrasound of an abortion capped off years of pro-life advocates urging her to quit.

Now, Johnson tells WorldNetDaily that Planned Parenthood officials were pushing her to keep abortion numbers high and that she, in turn, pushed employees to meet abortion goals as well.

“There are definitely client goals,” she said. “We’d have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Business, News, Politics, Religion | 15 Comments »

NGM: The Story Behind Our Photo of Grieving Chimps

Posted by kayms99 on October 29, 2009

6a00e00982269188330120a6288328970b-500wiThe November issue of National Geographic magazine features a moving photograph of chimpanzees watching as one of their own is wheeled to her burial. Since it was published, the picture and story have gone viral, turning up on websites and TV shows and in newspapers around the world. For readers who’d like to know more, here’s what I learned as I interviewed the photographer, Monica Szczupider.

On September 23, 2008, Dorothy, a female chimpanzee in her late 40s, died of congestive heart failure. A maternal and beloved figure, Dorothy had spent eight years at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, which houses and rehabilitates chimps victimized by habitat loss and the illegal African bushmeat trade. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Nature, Science | 3 Comments »

Obama’s “Green Czar” Resigns

Posted by kayms99 on September 6, 2009

RAW DATA: Text of Resignation Letter From Van Jones

Resignation letter from Obama adviser Van Jones, sent to Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley.

 

FOXNews.com

Sunday, September 06, 2009

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“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today. On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide. I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.” But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future. It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”

Posted in News, Politics | 16 Comments »

Woman’s frantic 911 call helps convict her killer

Posted by kayms99 on August 29, 2009

art(CNN) — A Florida plumber was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and murdering a police detective’s daughter at a trial in which his victim’s voice filled the courtroom as her desperate 911 call was played to the jury.

 
Denise Lee’s frantic 911 call was the centerpiece of her killer’s trial.

 1 of 3  Jurors deliberated just two hours before finding Michael L. King, 38, guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual battery in the January 17, 2008 abduction and slaying of Denise Amber Lee, a 21-year-old mother of two.

art_kingLee’s family, including her father, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Det. Rick Goff, cried as the verdict was announced; King showed no reaction.

The jury must next decide whether King, who was a stranger to Lee, should be executed for his crimes.

According to testimony during the weeklong trial, Lee was taken from her home sometime after 2 p.m., driven to King’s home, sexually assaulted, then shot in the head and buried in a shallow grave in a marshy vacant lot.  Watch King listen to the verdict »

art_camaroKing’s attorney, Jerry Meisner, did not present any witnesses. But prosecutors told the jury that Lee’s ring was found in King’s car, and hair matching hers was found on duct tape found at King’s house. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Crime, Debate, News, Opinion | 10 Comments »

Glenn Beck: America Senses Something’s Not Right

Posted by kayms99 on August 23, 2009

America Senses Something’s Not Right
Thursday, August 06, 2009 
By Glenn Beck

 

0_61_320_complete_livesI’ve always wanted to be in the mob and now I am. It’s fantastic: the drugs, the women, the town hall health care protests.

Here’s The One Thing: This isn’t a GOP mob or “manufactured anger.” America — Democrat, Republican and independent — senses in her gut something isn’t right.

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According to the latest polls:

• 65 percent say President Obama is taking on too many issues

• His approval rating is at 50 percent (worse than Bush was after six months)

• He’s fallen 7 points with independents (45 approve, 45 disapprove)

• 52 percent now oppose how he’s handling health care — only 39 percent approve

• More than 3 out of 4 think Obama’s plan will add to the deficit

Why the decline? Because Americans know something isn’t right. Since when are we rushed like this? Since when are politicians the ones who guide our ethics and morals? Read the rest of this entry »

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