Ireland has made many abortions illegal, even to the point of mandating a forced C-section. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act does allow the possibility of a few exceptions. If a woman is suicidal or her baby is the product of rape or incest, then she can request permission to have an abortion.
So a woman claimed that she was suicidal. She was an immigrant to Ireland and didn’t know the procedure. By the time she finally reached a hospital with her condition, she was told it was Read more [...]
I thought this Christian minister made a wise observation in classifying the forthcoming Left Behind movie with secular and horror fiction in general:
In today’s news the picking of your poison has become a veritable smorgasbord. There is tension with Russia, the Israelis/Hamas conflict, Islamic militants brutally killing hundreds of people, including children, earth-destroying asteroids and the Ebola virus to mention a few. Was there ever a time when there was so much seriously threatening bad Read more [...]
Showing city government and city planning at its finest, L.A. infrastructure is cracking up. Bloomberg.com reports:
Los Angeles is showing its age, and city officials don’t have plans for financing the facelift.
From buckling sidewalks to potholed thoroughfares to storm drains that can’t handle a little rain, the infrastructure that holds the second-largest U.S. city together is suffering from years of deferred maintenance. Bringing pipes that deliver water to 3.9 million people up to snuff Read more [...]
Rick Perry has been indicted on charges that could mean the rest of his life in prison. But even liberals are finding the indictment so frivolous that they can’t bring themselves to support it. As Colin Campbell wrote for Business Insider,
Although some Democrats are calling for Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) resignation after he was indicted by a grand jury on Friday, a number of left-leaning observers immediately panned the allegations as unimpressive.
Perry, an expected presidential candidate Read more [...]
Here are two pictures that tell a troubling story about modern "Law Enforcement" as demonstrated by the police in Ferguson.
They drive in like wannabe Rambos, then stand around, appearing as consummate cowards, and watch as criminals run riot, looting and destroying.
Here is a Fox News report: “'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of police response.”
Looters in Ferguson, Mo., were met with little police resistance Friday night and store owners Read more [...]
The story of Michael Brown and Ferguson just got potentially more complicated.
You can see the IJReview.com video here. But it has also been made available via Youtube. Here is one that is a little bit longer than most of them but also prints the relevant statements while they are being said audibly. (Warning, a few bits of bad language.)
Here is IJReview.com's transcript of a portion of the audio:
#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck Read more [...]
It appears the staff of the New York Times is getting fed up.
Back at the beginning of this year, we posted about how much we need real journalists and how much the White House has done to punish them. Jill Abramson, the New York Time executive editor declared that Barack Obama’s administration was “the most secretive White House” of her career.
Nothing has changed.
Now Maureen Dowd at the New York Times has published an interview with James Risen. Here is a sample:
Obama said that Read more [...]
We know it must be global warming because everything in the weather is caused by global warming. Right?
CBS Pittsburgh reports, “Experts: Record Cold Summer Leads To Changing Leaves in August.”
Pittsburgh is dealing with one of the coldest summers in history and it’s having an effect on the trees.
Friday morning temperatures fell into the 40s in Western Pennsylvania.
Meteorologists say these cold temperatures are leading to trees changing colors in the middle of August.
“This is extraordinary Read more [...]
On the military police gear, I got some good pushback on the use of body armor in general. I think my original point stands (and I’ve made it over and over again) that we have far too many late night/early morning raids in this country with far too much firepower for situations that don’t call for it.
But I do want cops to be protected from real threats, and I should have been more specific. Using a headline about Ferguson was probably not the best way to rehash the argument about SWAT raids.
Also, Read more [...]
When I posted about Operation Chokepoint, I didn’t get any inkling that the FDIC would ever back down. But it seems that they might be doing so. (Let’s hope!)
If you don’t remember, Operation Chokepoint was the FDIC’s strategy to basically financially cripple legal businesses.
The Department of Justice has its own secret drone program—it is called Operation Chokepoint and its drones are banks. According to Jason Oxman in The Hill, the department is attacking “disfavored – but Read more [...]
Imagine a major videogame maker portraying the "enemies" as a bunch of pedophiles with rainbow flags on their wall. Or maybe a banner of the New Black Panthers for bad guys who only shoot white people--do you think they could even get anywhere close to marketing games like that?
Here’s some of the report from Breitbart.com: “Gamescom: Shoot Racist Tea Partiers in ‘Battlefield Hardline’”
The Hardline demonstration opens with the player character, Nick Mendoza, and his partner Marcus Read more [...]