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28 Week Old Fetus

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/13





Now tell me that is not a living human being. Tell me that does not have a right to life. Anyone with eyes to see will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that is, indeed, a living human being. And babies much younger than that actually do survive outside the womb, and they’re living human beings.

Abortions are done for the convenience of the (soon to be non) mother. Health of the mother is not an issue due to all the medical advances. A mother can be treated until a baby reaches a gestational time-frame where that baby can be delivered. And “health of the mother” has been severely perverted to mean nothing more than “I look ugly in my bikini”. Life of the mother is also a non-starter, due to medical advances.

And third-trimester babies? There is no reason to abort them. 28 weeks is barely within the third-trimester. Babies in the second-trimester are surviving birth.

There are two types of people who support abortion: Those who shirk personal responsibility and those who make money off of those who shirk personal responsibility.

(Note: That is my daughter’s son in those pics.)

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A Good Day For A Swim

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/13

So you wanna be a pirate? But you want to be a good pirate and not a bad pirate? Maybe you want to be a pirate who saves the world? Good luck with that. You never know when you might go swimming where you don’t want to be swimming. A bunch of pirates found out “today is a good day for a swim” in the Arctic Ocean.

Suburbanbanshee has the story.


Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Whine

January 6, 2010

“Maritime piracy, according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982, consists of any criminal acts of violence, detention, or depredation committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or aircraft that is directed on the high seas against another ship, aircraft, or against persons or property on board a ship or aircraft.”

For years, anti-whale activists have been engaging in openly piratical actions on the high seas, by continually harassing boats which, whether the activists liked it or not, were performing legal activities. This is a form of extortion, in my view. Whaling ships thus harassed could, by the law of the sea, have taken violent action at any time; but they’ve refrained.

That’s only the build-up to the story but I don’t want to violate Fair Use so I’ll stop there. Read the rest of the story at the link. But it boils down to an anti-whaler that was trying to stop a whaling ship from doing what is legal got its bow knocked off in open seas and everyone on the anti-whaler went swimming and got rescued by the whaling ship.

And, of course, the anti-whaling fools had the audacity to cry foul! The whaling ship was well within its rights. In fact the whaler would’ve been within its rights to do any violent action against the anti-whaler, which was violating the law. The anti-whaler pirates can go trawl Crimea River for all I care. Just don’t expect me to break out my “poor widdle thing” anytime soon.

I didn’t do it with my daughter; I won’t do it with pirates.

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People Like This Make My Blood Boil

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/12

Over at Peoples Press Collective, JustinAC says:

December 3rd, 2009 at 11:27 pm

It’s hilarious that so many people base their entire belief system on a document that has been completely unable to stop the massive expansion of government into our lives — economic and personal. Is your beloved Constitution going to save us all from Obama Care?

If you don’t respect the Constitution, move to Haiti. If you do respect the Constitution, fight for it.

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Here Comes The Ice Age

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/11

Expect this harsher winter pattern to continue for the next 20 or 30 years. So say the scientists, or some of them anyway. And what did we humans do to cause this? Nothing, it happened naturally as previously.

The UK Daily Mail has the story.

Among the most prominent of the scientists is Professor Mojib Latif, a leading member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has been pushing the issue of man-made global warming on to the international political agenda since it was formed 22 years ago.

Prof Latif, who leads a research team at the renowned Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, has developed new methods for measuring ocean temperatures 3,000ft beneath the surface, where the cooling and warming cycles start.

He and his colleagues predicted the new cooling trend in a paper published in 2008 and warned of it again at an IPCC conference in Geneva last September.

Prof Latif went on to say the 20 years of warming we experienced was tied in large part to the oceans’ warming cycle, but the cycle has now flipped and the oceans are now in a cooling cycle. These cycles, according to Prof Latif, last 20 to 30 years and are called multi-decadal ocillations (MDOs). And these MDOs coincide quite nicely with the 20th century’s climate cycles.

Prof Anastasios Tsonis, head of the University of Wisconsin Atmospheric Sciences Group, has recently shown that these MDOs move together in a synchronised way across the globe, abruptly flipping the world’s climate from a ‘warm mode’ to a ‘cold mode’ and back again in 20 to 30-year cycles.

‘They amount to massive rearrangements in the dominant patterns of the weather,’ he said yesterday, ‘and their shifts explain all the major changes in world temperatures during the 20th and 21st Centuries.

‘We have such a change now and can therefore expect 20 or 30 years of cooler temperatures.’

Upon reading the UK Daily Mail article, Wesley J Smith said “Oh, Al Gore isn’t going to like this.” I suggest those in the “settled science” clan aren’t going to like this.

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A Stranger Among Us

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/10

Thanks to that moonbat Jeff, I have a tune stuck in my head (and you can, too, if you watch the video in the article below). But it reminded me of a movie with no connection other than it portrays a very specific sect of Jews in New York City. A Stranger Among US has Melanie Griffith and a bunch of others I don’t know.

Melanie plays a streetwise detective who is man enough to do any job and has less than optimal morals from a Judeo-Christian perspective. In her efforts to find a murderer, she assimilates herself into a freakish Jewish sect. Okay, it’s only freakish if you’re very shallow and you’re not interested in learning the whys of their ultra-moral lifestyle. But she goes under cover and joins the community to catch a murderer.

As Melanie works to immerse herself and learn the ways and reasons of the Hacidic Jewish community, she learns more about herself and eventually alters her own view of life. And we learn more about the reasons behind the ways of the Hacidic community in the process.

In the end, she captures the bad guy, of course. But her life has also been changed for the better by her immersion into that culture.

I am very quick to rail against Hollyweird for their atrocious portrayals of Christians and “religious” Jews, and there is much against which to rail. But this movie in particular provides a much more honest appraisal of an easily mocked sect of Judaism. I did not see any mockery in the construction of the characters, but I did see a light bulb over Melanie’s head gain in illumination until it had shown brightly.

I consider this particular movie one of the things Hollyweird did right in all the things they do wrong. Having seen it several times myself, I highly recommend it, especially to those weirdos out there that accidentally read my blog.

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Eight Days Of Hanukkah

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/10

That moonbat Jeff and his Opinions Nobody Asked For site that I have linked in my sidebar has a wonderful article that I wish I saw during the season but I didn’t so I’m posting it now even though it’s late and is this a long enough run-on sentence for you yet? Okay, Jeff’s article is good, maybe not wonderful, but he leads to a wonderful article and provides a very uplifting song that I quite enjoy.

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

(I couldn’t get the Vimeo vid to go so I used the YouTube alternative.)

What else can you say about a song written by a Mormon Senator from Utah with the music written by a Jewish writer of Christian Contemporary music and sung by a Syrian woman from Indiana with backup vocals by Jewish children and the Mormon Senator other than take a listen and be uplifted?

Posted in Christianity, Israel, Judaism, Religion, society, Youth | 1 Comment »

A Quote To Remember

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/09

HT AD

“If blacks were given the right to vote, that would “place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man.”
–Rep. Andrew Johnson, (D., Tenn.), 1844
President, 1865-69

Posted in history, politically correct, politics, race, society, stereotype, truth | 1 Comment »

Mama Likes Me Best

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/09

My mother got my beef stew recipe and bought more than enough of every ingredient, including a 33-quart pot! It’s now cooking, and in an hour or two, I’ll begin over-filling my gut with a rapturous delight.

My Beef Stew on the range


My 33-quart pot of beef stew

My mama loves me more than you!

Posted in food, Real Life | 1 Comment »

Polling Data From Constitution Readers

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/09

I have a side-bar link to the US Constitution because I believe the Constitution is extremely valuable and it is important to actually know what it says. That site also does polling of those who visit, and those numbers are very interesting. There were several polls from last year (they do one per month) of particular interest to me. Here’s one:

Question 134, October 2009 President Barack Obama has been in office for only eight months, but much has happened in that time. What is your opinion of his job performance so far?

Response Count Percentage
Strongly Approve 502 13.25
Approve 293 7.73
Neutral 140 3.69
Disapprove 358 9.45
Strongly Disapprove 2496 65.87
Total 3789 100.00

(Seems I can’t do an image copy and I’m not proficient enough to do the excel work and transfer here to make it look pretty.)

This is obviously not a scientific poll, but I found the data very interesting. The data came from people who referred to the Constitution. And those who referred to the constitution were 75 percent in the “disapprove” camp. At least, it was an interesting result to me.

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Amy Ridenour Schools David Brooks

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/08

Amy Ridenour gives David Brooks a D or D- on his op-ed — and she adds a pdf showing all her corrections to his essay. It’s a good read.

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Okay, This Scares Me

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/08

It has been in the teens the last few evenings/nights. Of course Ohio has the law that no smoking is allowed inside businesses, which closed down separate smoking cafeterias/break rooms which had separate ventilation systems. That means when it is frigid outside, smokers must endure the cold to light up. So I go to my car during the lunch 30 minutes when it’s cold outside. The problem is my car tends to get 10 degrees warmer than outside, so it’s still frigid in my car.

What scares me? This year scares me. Last year didn’t because last winter I still had my Jeep (that I lost due to income collapse) which had killer heat. This year, I saw something that is indeed frightening.

In temperatures outside, which are in the teens when I take my lunch, I sit in my running car. When I go inside, my right middle finger is as white as the snow from the second knuckle to the finger tip. As of now, I’m trying to compensate by keeping my hand in a fist and in my pocket to try to keep my fingers warm. It isn’t necessarily doing a good enough job because my finger still appears far too white.

Quite frankly, I am worried that I might be in danger of losing most of my finger if I’m not excruciatingly careful. And that is one of the scariest thoughts to enter my head.

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How Dare You Proselytize!

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/08

Brit Hume dared to share the Good News and has been drawn over the coals for it. There has been a huge outcry of hate out of the mainstream media and many (but not all) leftist blogsites. There has even been an outcry of hate from an otherwise rightist commenter on a rightist blogsite I frequent. As a result of a leftist blogsite’s honest questions regarding the basis of Hume’s statement, I have written this article. Please note, Jeff (linked below) did not push the hate, despite being the author of a leftist blogsite. And to that, I give him much credit.

Matthew 4:18-20
18As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19″Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20At once they left their nets and followed Him.

It is obvious this is an active role and not a passive one, not one of silence.

Matthew 28:16-20
16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey eerything I have comanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

This is Jeff’s reference. And it came straight from Jesus’ mouth.

Mark 12:28-34
28One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked Him, “of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29″The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your sould and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

32″Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “you are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but Him. 33To love Him with all your heart, and with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

34When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask Him any more questions.

A couple points here:
1)Love Providence with your everything. That means Providence is above everything else. There is no room above Providence or beside Providence in your hierarchy if you are to be a follower of Providence.

1A)You are to hold all people as of equal value and worth as yourself. The great concern for yourself must needs be the same for others around you. If you don’t want “it” to happen to you, you shall not wish “it” to happen to others. Those are the greatest commandments of the Old Testament. (Remember context here.) And those commandments were not dissolved by the presence of Christ, as He Himself obviously declared in this passage.

2)”You are not far from the kingdom of God.” Note this doesn’t say “you’re in” but rather “you’re out but close to being in.” And how would it become “you’re in”? That is the most important question of all, and I wrote an article that focuses on that question. I suggest if you’re interested in that answer that you examine that article. But it is tangential to this subject.

I Corinthians 13 (the Love chapter for good reason)
1If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I will be the first to admit I have a problem with this chapter, not because there is anything wrong with it but because it shines a light directly on my heart. And it finds me wanting. I have a huge problem with me because of this chapter.

Also note the often-quoted and never-contexted verse about the child v adult thing. Taken within context, it has more power. But taken out of context, people use it to beat their opponents about the head, using false claims.

To tie this all together:

1) Love Providence with your everything.
2) Love your neighbor (anyone you come in contact with) with the same love you have for yourself.
3) If you know how to avoid death and you don’t willingly announce it, you are a) not loving Providence above all else, or b) not loving your neighbor. Or c) (which is even worse) you are narcissistic enough to wish approbation from those who are doomed that you won’t risk telling them the fact they are doomed but you have a way out of the doom.

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I Like Guns

Posted by Foxfier on 2010/01/07

Need more be said?

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Obama Squeeks Up

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/04

Iranian crowd control peacefully disperses unruly rioters.

Dean, over at Beers with Demo, had this to say:

Better late than never we suppose but President Obama finally had some strong words of support for the protesters and condemnation for the Iranian regime on Monday while denying the U.S. has had anything to do with the civil unrest currently going on in that country.

He completely blew his opportunity the first time around during the first wave of protests in the wake of the Presidential elections this past June. The administration’s line of thinking was that any words of encouragement to the anti-regime protesters would hamper Obama’s hoped-for sit down with Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding Iran’s nuclear program. And just how is that all working out?

I believe Dean is being far too charitable. I remember the old nusery-rhyme-like saying we used in grade school. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Bring it forward and tie it to the Iranian situation and you have “Trucks designed for ramming may run people down but Obama’s words cannot stop me.”

Remember the “strong words” for North Korea? Remember all these other times Obama used words? All talk and no action.

I would suggest reading the rest of what Dean wrote. It’s a good article.

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Promises Forgotten

Posted by Foxfier on 2010/01/04

Read something on an LJ log, and it got me to thinking on the history I was cheated of in school.

For example, the real GI Joe.


Coming up at dawn, battalion executive officer Major Odell M. Conoley was the first to discover how many able-bodied United States Marines it takes to hold a hill against two regiments of motivated, combat-hardened infantrymen who have never known defeat.
On a hill where the bodies were piled like cordwood, Mitchell Paige alone sat upright behind his 30-caliber Browning, waiting to see what the dawn would bring.
The hill had held, because on the hill remained the minimum number of able-bodied United States Marines necessary to hold the position.
And that’s where the unstoppable wave of Japanese conquest finally crested, broke, and began to recede. On an unnamed jungle ridge on an insignificant island no one ever heard of, called Guadalcanal.
When the Hasbro Toy Co. called some years back, asking permission to put the retired colonel’s face on some kid’s doll, Mitchell Paige thought they must be joking.
But they weren’t. That’s his mug, on the little Marine they call “G.I. Joe.” At least, it has been up till now.
Mitchell Paige’s only condition? That G.I. Joe must always remain a United States Marine.

I gotta say, it poisoned my ability to enjoy the mindless nifty-fest of the new Joe movie.

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