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gibson 4 prez

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did you catch mel's interview with diane sawyer on embryonic versus adult stem cell research? i love this man and i don't care who knows it.

diane sawyer: "is this a RELIGIOUS thing?"

smockmomma: "are you really such a dork?"

by jove, what's up wit dat?

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i don't realize how much common slang i use until i hear one of my children parrot me. it's a little wierd, funny, and sad to hear an eight year old boy who says, "that particular game is rather tedious -- what's up wit dat?" but he gets it from his verbally schizophrenic mother.

i received the following from a british friend of mine.

The Guardian, an extremist liberal newspaper in London recently printed a column calling for the assassination of President George Bush. Prior to that, the paper ran its "Clark County, Ohio" project in which it posted the names and addresses of 40,000 registered voters from Clark County, Ohio, on its website and urged readers to write the American voters and urge them to vote for John Kerry. You won't be surprised to know that most Clark County residents were offended to receive letters from socialists all over Europe insulting President Bush and urging them to vote for Democrats whom the Euro-socialists consider ideological siblings.

You will be interested to know that the news editor of this extreme liberal British paper was a media advisor to Bill Clinton in 1992, and served on the staff of hapless New York Mayor David Dinkins.

Read with interest. And, if you want to express your opinion to the "assassinate George Bush" columnist, his e-mail address is: charlie.brooker@zeppotron.com

I read the Guardian by internet every day just for laughs. Feel free to share brookers e-mail address. It would do him good to hear from a few indignant Americans.

UPDATE:

Monday October 25, 2004
from The Guardian

Corrections and Clarifications

The final sentence of a column in The Guide on Saturday caused offence to some readers. The Guardian associates itself with the following statement from the writer. "Charlie Brooker apologises for any offence caused by his comments relating to President Bush in his TV column, Screen Burn. The views expressed in this column are not those of the Guardian. Although flippant and tasteless, his closing comments were intended as an ironic joke, not as a call to action - an intention he believed regular readers of his humorous column would understand. He deplores violence of any kind."

uh huh. funny how liberals hate violence and yet they call for it, a la michael moore.

still boycotting procter and gamble...

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yes, even the pampers, which ain't easy.

confessions of a security mom

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i've been sitting on this one for awhile now, because i hold our beloved mr. luse in very high regard. if you're a regular dropper-in around here, you've read mr. luse's article entitled who are the innocent? by now, and may have even left a comment at his site. i wanted to leave a comment after i first read his article, but could never get the right words formed and i don't know if i can now, but if i'm going to expose a major brain fart, i'd rather do it on my own turf.

since i began trying to formulate a rational, logical, manly sort of theory about this ugly topic some anonymous commenter has in fact left comments that i might try to stand behind -- but i don't generally trust anonymous commentators. that said, let the stream of consciousness, if not conscience, begin.

war is hell and then some. i hate thinking about war. to put it mildly, it gets me down. mind you, i'm a product of the eighties. i remember the cold war, and not just vaguely. red dawn and the day after were very real to me. oh sure, they were only films, but i vividly remember being afraid of "the bomb." in fact, i was quite young when i first saw a documentary on the devastation of hiroshima and nagasaki. the images my young brain photocopied are in there forever. those bad boys aren't going anywhere. i have nightmares to this day of one little boy weeping pitiably as a nurse - damn her crisp white nurses outfit - tried to hold his skin on his charred arm. that poor baby stared right into the camera and scared the hell out of me. if that is what his arm looked like, i was terrified to imagine what was under the bandages on his head. all i could think of while i was watching it was how badly the tears must burn his raw little face.

i was only a kid myself and i wondered if the russians would do the same to us. i remember asking my mom what i should do if russia ever started bombing. her answer? run outside. but, mom, wouldn't i die? yes -- if you're lucky.

when my husband came home from the first gulf war he shared stories that would curl your toes. he was a "tagger and bagger" -- a vulgar euphemism that gets you through that kind of ugly job -- and has no illusions. and while I have been extremely blessed to be so very isolated from really ugly death, i donít think i do either.

make no mistake, i have always loved my remote little ivory tower and i've always been quite cozy up here, thank you very much. but now i have children running through these gardens and i worry about the thorns below. i worry a lot.

i donít like death. i donít like war. i donít like innocents dying any more than our dear mr. luse. even the enemy has mothers. i know that. i want peace. i donít even like the death penalty. try as i might, i cannot be fully rational about this. is it because i am a woman? a mother? both? i get very emotional about the notion of death. especially painful death. for peteís sake, i donít even set rat traps because they seem so damn cruel.

and yet, if you come into my home, i will shoot you dead. if i can get to my gun, i will shoot a hole clean through your guts. and if i donít have a deadly weapon, i will do my level best to become one myself. i will fight tooth and nail for my life and i will fight for the lives of my children and those whom i love and i will do it until one of us is dead. and if this mother can protect her children, why can not my country do the same?

no, iím not going to grab a machine gun and mow down the neighbors to get to the intruder. but neither am i going to fling open wide my doors and say to the crack head passing by, hey you! iím in here with my wee ones. weíre unarmed and passive. please donít rape and murder us.

no, i boldly stake my security signs in my front and back yards: beware all who would do us harm.

well now

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KERRY SAID TO BE EXCOMMUNICATED
Los Angeles, Oct. 18 (CWNews.com) - A consultant to the Vatican has said Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has incurred the penalty of excommunication from the Catholic Church.

The consultant made his statement in a highly unusual letter to Marc Balestrieri, a Los Angeles canon lawyer who formally sued John Kerry in ecclesiastical court for heresy.

continue reading at ewtn news here.

Washington, DC, Oct. 19 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - The US Supreme Court has denied the request of three plaintiffs to hear their case against Planned Parenthood, in which the California women accuse the abortion provider of refusing to educate women about the link between abortion and breast cancer.

The original lawsuit was launched in August 2001 by Agnes Bernardo, Pamela Colip, and Sandra Duffy-Hawkins. The women wanted Planned Parenthood to begin providing women with accurate information about the evidence that abortion raises breast cancer risk; they were not suing for monetary damages.

The Supreme Court dismissed the case, upholding an earlier decision by the California Supreme Court, which ordered the women to pay legal fees in excess of $77,000.

the rest of this article may be read at ewtn news here.

voting records don't lie

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Dear Micki,

In a few days you will be voting, not only for the next President, but
also for your next Representative. Many will be voting for their next
U.S. Senator.

I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. But I do recognize that
there are still differences between the two. I also recognize that,
regardless of what candidates of both parties say, when they get to
Washington their vote will fall along party lines about 98% of the
time.

Some politicians of both parties are notorious for saying one thing at
home and voting differently in Washington. In fact, both the Senate
and the House have ways to make it appear that the members voted the
way folks back home wanted them to vote without affecting the outcome.

That means that we should seriously take into consideration the party
affiliation of the candidate. Why? Because when they get to Washington
they are expected to vote the way the party leaders want them to vote,
regardless of how folks back home feel.

Here are differences between the parties on two issues we consider
extremely important. Again, members can be expected to vote along
party lines.

DEMOCRAT
Pro-abortion
Pro-homosexual marriage

REPUBLICAN
Pro-life
Pro-traditional marriage

I strongly urge you to give this issue serious consideration when you
vote. And by all means go vote.

Feel free to forward this letter to others.

Sincerely,

Don

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

the stray spray

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what's up with that stray spray of water on my shower head? i hate that sucker, but i don't know what to do about it.
it's really frustrating to begin every single day feeling like my shower is out to get me, but i can't avoid it. and marc? well, he's no help. the stray spray doesn't seem to bother him...the one person who is most likely to defeat the blasted thing. of course, he's not five feet tall either. his eyes aren't in the exact line of fire, dabnabit.

vote with your buds

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life

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tell me this isn't the cutest!

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from my great aunt in florida

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I went to the store the other day. I was in there for only about five minutes. When I came out there was a city cop writing out a parking ticket.

I went up to him and said, "Come on, buddy, how about giving a senior citizen a break?"

He ignored me and continued writing the ticket.

I called him a name. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires.

So I called him a worse name. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.

Then he started writing a third ticket.

This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote.

I didn't care. My car was parked around the corner and this one had a "Kerry-Edwards" bumper sticker on it.

I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important at our age.

from the AFA

Procter & Gamble actively seeks out individuals who practice the abnormal and destructive homosexual lifestyle to come to work for the company. It is the only group P&G seeks to employ based on their behavior. P&G recruits from this group because they practice the homosexual lifestyle.

The company is currently running a promotion on the homosexual website GAYWORK.COM seeking employees whose sole distinguishing characteristic is sex with same-sex partners. Click here to see the Gaywork.com listing.

In addition, P&G is a major sponsor of Out & Equal, an organization that bills itself as one that "offers LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered) diversity training to companies that want to delve deeper into the special workplace issues faced by LGBT employees." [emphasis mine]

What kind of diversity training are P&G employees forced to attend? Here is a note from a P&G employee recently sent to us. "I'm a P&G employee at their (city) plant. I had to go to the captive audience Diversity class. The movie on homosexuals was very offensive to Christians. It showed a man in a collar (Catholic priest?) saying 'there is nothing in the Bible which says that homosexuality is wrong.'"

Why would P&G actively recruit those who engage in homosexual sex and force employees to attend a class that presents those who oppose the homosexual lifestyle in a negative light? Because P&G is committed to promoting the homosexual agenda.

For more information on P&G's promotion of the homosexual agenda, click here.

American Family Association is asking individuals to:

(1) Boycott three products of P&G ó Crest toothpaste, Tide detergent, and Pampers diapers. (Many are boycotting all their products, which we encourage. Click here for a complete list of P&G products or look on the back of the product.)

2) Call Chairman A.G. Lafley at 513-983-1100 and politely let him know that you are participating in the boycott and will ask others to do the same.

(3) Click here to register your support for the boycott.

so, what's your sign?

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i loathe the term generation x

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and counter anyone who ever clumps me in with *that* generation and tell the (usually) unsuspecting offender that i prefer to be referred to as "a child of the eighties" ... until now.

take a look back over the last, oh, 75 years and you get an idea of what each decade has contributed to the daily lives of countless Americans.

the 30s gave us xerography, teflon, and (lest mr. luse have to remind us) nylon.

the 40s afforded us penicillin, flouride and LP records. how cool is that?

the 50s introduced caridac surgery, DNA structure, the interstate highway system and the polio vaccine. thanks, guys! you've saved a lot of lives!

things started downhill, as you might have guessed, in the 60s which gave us the birth control pill, the feminine mistake -- oops! -- mystique, and "big box" discount stores. they also started food stamps, the motor vehicle air pollution and control act, and invented the granddaddy of what we today call the microwave oven. at least it wasn't all bad.

then came the 70s with hip-hop music, roe v. wade, and title IX. need i say more? okay, okay, to be fair, they began the personal computer revolution, without which i wouldn't have this here forum in which to vent my angst.

then, there is the 80s, my so-called decade. apparently all we've had to offer is MTV and prozac. ohhhkay.

and, of course, the 90s offered genetically modified food and cloning. uh-huh.

at the rate we're going, well, golly gee, i can't wait to see what the next decade brings. i'm betting dollars to doughnuts it'll be armageddon.

apparently a "liberal" old bitty bashed a poor little ol' lady bearing BUSH buper stickers in the badooby. it just goes to show you, even old democrats can be big old hypocrites.

the "compassionate party" my eye.


nods to papa-lu for the heads up.

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i overheard ann coulter on fox this morning:

oh please! like who watching girly senator edwards, with his girly voice and his girly little hands, really believes, yes! this man is going to protect me from terror.

preach it, sister.

so listen carefully the first time.

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non sequitur

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wow! looky what i found at the planned parenthood website, where they point out the little tidbit that "October is Gay and Lesbian History Month. The fight for LGBT rights is one that began long ago, but still continues today ó from King Henry VIII's passage of anti-sodomy laws in 1533, to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas last year that invalidated such laws. "

a. henry wasn't the first person to pass anti-sodomy laws in merry ol' england. that would have been God in nasty 'ol sodom.
b. who the devil decided to make october gay and lesbian history month? the fact that they chose RESPECT LIFE month is so overtly obvious and repulsive it makes me want to vomit.
c. there are a lot of lesbians getting abortions, are there?

visit papa's site

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did you know that the susan g. koman breast cancer foundation (you've heard of race for the cure?) supports planned barrenhood parenthood? did you know that the founder of the susan g. koman foundation, nancy brinker, is on the advisory board of texas planned parenthood?

when you consider the significant evidence linking abortion to breast cancer, wouldn't you agree that this is a disgusting breech of integrity?

eve sanchez silver, my new heroine, was a charter member of the susan g. komen foundation's national hispanic/latina advisory council. that is, until september 20, when she stepped down saying, "i don't believe that the komen foundation can uphold and support and affirm life with one hand, and then give money to an organization that is responsible for killing people on the other."

i emailed the foundation, which is located right here in my neck of the woods, detailing my utter dismay at the hypocrisy of the foundation. i received a reply from one cheryl l. perkins, m.d., rph, the senior clinical advisor to the foundation. she started her letter pleasantly enough, explaining the foundations desire to find a cure. well gosh, m'am who doesn't want to find a cure? there was a lot of poopy in the middle of this crap sandwich and then she ended her response thusly:

"we do not discriminate based on age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or decisions people have made in their lives." [emphasis mine]

hmmm...i wonder what she is implying. what do you think?

i won't bore you with my entire reply, but here's a snippet:

...the fact that the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation allows any monies for any reasons to filter into Planned Parenthood is still unacceptable. And while there is still some controversy surrounding the facts concerning the link between abortion and breast cancer, there is simply too much at stake to compromise our ethics in this matter. The end absolutely does not justify the means.

...and most importantly...

Thankfully, there are other foundations that do not compromise on this issue. I look forward to the day when the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation publicly announces that they no longer associate with such a controversial institution as Planned Parenthood...


more discussion on this subject can be read at the catholic answers talk forums here.

think pink

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we all know how much the summa mamas love pink and we all know how big the smockmomma is on breasts...so join us as we "think pink" throughout the month of october -- breast cancer awareness month. we'll also be bringing you breast news and information.

killing wives

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is it just me or has anyone else noticed that an awful lot of blankety so-and-sos are killing off their wives? in utah; in california; in oklahoma; in florida -- oh yeah, and in florida. of course, one man in ohio had a really good reason -- his wife was really really fat.

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