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  • Sam Brownback Preferable to Paul Davis

    11/03/2014 12:55:21 AM PST · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | October 29, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm not a fan of Governor Sam Brownback, but four more years of Brownback is preferable to four years of someone who is as out of touch with reality as Paul Davis is Davis talks about Brownback's cuts in education spending, but seems totally unaware of the fact those cuts have been restored. He pledges to restore the cuts that have already been restored. He and his supporters don't understand economics. They talk about Kansas job creation rate as if that was the most important measure of the state's economy. Kansas unemployment is only 4.8% which many economists consider within...
  • Time for V.P. Joe Biden to Relieve Barack Obama of Presidential Duties

    10/17/2014 12:44:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 48 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | October 15, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    Increasingly even many Democrats are recognizing that the American ship of state is foundering. It's Captain seems out of touch with reality. The Captain may be stressed out or the problem may be more serious. The American people are losing confidence in President Barack Obama's leadership. Movie Director Michael Moore says Obama has only one accomplishment. "100 years from now: 'He was the first black American that got elected president.' And that's it." Republican voters are increasingly vocal in their calls for impeachment. There is a less divisive way of dealing with a situation in which a president is out...
  • If No Democrat Senate Candidate, I'll Vote for Roberts

    09/23/2014 5:53:55 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | September 23, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I had been looking forward to the opportunity to vote for an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate. I often vote for "third party" candidates because the two 19th Century major parties are out of touch with reality. For example, I voted for Ross Perot in 1992 and Ralph Nader in 2000. Chad Taylor's withdrawal as the Democrat's Senate candidate provides strong evidence that Sen. Pat Roberts is probably correct when he says Greg Orman is really just a Democrat masquerading as an Independent. Chad Taylor apparently filed for the Senate nomination to keep serious Democrats from running for the office....
  • Are Redskins Ashamed of Their Complexion?

    08/25/2014 11:05:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | August 24, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm attempting to understand why some of the descendants of the people Christopher Columbus called "Indians" say they are ashamed to be called "redskins". The only explanation I can think of is they are ashamed that they are not white or perhaps they are simply ashamed of their heritage. In the 1950's many black Americans were ashamed of their color. They tried to bleach their skin and straighten their hair to look more like white people. In the early sixties someone discovered a statement abolitionist John Sweat Rock had made a century earlier. Rock said, "black is beautiful". Many black...
  • Alveda King: While We Marched in the Sixties, Planned Parenthood Was Preparing Us a Place

    07/05/2014 9:39:19 PM PDT · by kathsua · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/4/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Alveda King, the niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at National Right to Life’s Prayer breakfast on June 27th. King is the Director of the African American Outreach for Priests for Life, and their mission is to activate pro-life leaders who will expose the disproportionate amount of black babies killed by the abortion industry. Abortion ends the life of more African Americans than all other causes of death combined, including accidents, cancer, AIDS and violent crimes. In 2008 alone, abortion killed 363,705 African American babies. Although Black Americans only represent 12.6% of the U.S. population, they...
  • "Native Americans" a Much Worse Term than "Redskins"

    06/26/2014 7:46:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | June 25, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The white hypocrites who complain about the term "redskins" use the term "native American" which when used in the way they are using it isn't much better than the other n-word. The word "redskins" is a physically descriptive term that doesn't have inherently negative characteristics. The word is one of the English translations of the Ottawa term "Oklahoma". If we consider the characteristics of the people the term "redskins" was first applied to, it's a positive term. The word "native" has two different uses. In general use the term "native " followed by a geographic region is used to indicate...
  • Abortionist Injures Two Women in Botched Abortions on the Same Day

    06/12/2014 12:29:44 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An ambulance as called to the Venice Women’s Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida, last week to transport an abortion patient to the hospital for emergency care. The patient, who was described as a Caucasian woman in her early 30′s, was removed from the abortion clinic completely covered with a blanket on June 3, 2014. Pro-life activists who witnessed the incident told Operation Rescue that one of the emergency medical technicians who responded to the abortion business’ call for emergency assistance indicated that the patient was going to be “okay.” azima“Certainly there are degrees of ‘okay’ and this doesn’t negate...
  • Is the NBA Above the Law?

    06/11/2014 12:02:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 39 replies
    Laswrence journal world ^ | June 10, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy has a definite odor to it and it's not from sweaty socks. In April, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver decided that the NBA was above the law and thus didn't have to obey laws that interfered in the NBA's decisions. In its haste to get rid of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling the NBA violated a California law that prohibits use of statements made in secret private recordings as a basis of punishment for an individual. On April 25, TMZ released a secretly made illegal recordimng of an argument between Sterling and...
  • Medical Examiner Confirms Woman Died From Heart Attack After Botched Abortion

    06/01/2014 12:53:33 AM PDT · by kathsua · 31 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Cuyahoga Medical Examiner’s Office ruled today that a young woman died from complications due to a legal abortion she obtained at a Cleveland abortion clinic earlier this year. Wilson, 22, died as the result of a heart attack suffered immediately after she underwent a therapeutic abortion. The full autopsy report is not yet available, according to the statement. This confirms the information released to LifeNews by Operation Rescue, which has released two videos featuring 911 call recordings showing a pattern of botched abortions at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where Lakisha Wilson suffered a fatal abortion. “After we...
  • NBA Action More Racist than Sterling's Statements

    05/31/2014 1:12:55 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | May 28, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The NBA has criticized L.A. Clipper owner Donald Sterling for his statements that many regard as racist. However, shortly after the recording of his conversation became public the NBA took an action that was a racist insult to the black players of the L.A. Clippers. The NBA offered to make a "grief counselor" available to the Clippers. Grief counselors are often provided to children to help them cope with the death of a classmate. The NBA commissioner's office essentially was indicating that it believed the Clippers were such immature children that a minor questionable statement was the emotional equivalent of...
  • Parents Desperately Search for Food Their Baby Can Eat Without Dying

    05/20/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 05/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The parents of a little girl in Kansas are having problems getting their daughter to eat. It’s not that she’s picky or refuses the food they offer her. Instead, she has a very rare disorder that makes it so her body aggressively attacks itself any time she eats any kind of food, with one exception. Maehlee Her is 13 months old and has eosinophilic esophagitis, which is a rare condition causes her to get horrible diarrhea and vomiting every time she eats normal food. The only thing she can currently stomach is squash. The rare disorder makes her white blood...
  • “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People:” NAACP Opposes Race-Based Abortion Ban

    05/20/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 05/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life legal group is having to go to court to help the state of Arizona protect its law it passed to ban race-based abortions. Here’s the ironic rub: the NAACP filed a lawsuit against the bill, which stops abortions done specifically if the baby is African-American (or any other specific race or gender). It makes one wonder if the NAACP, which, for years has held a pro-abortion position and which recently won a court order to silence a black pro-life who was writing at LifeNews to expose it’s abortion advocacy, should be called the National Association for the Abortion...
  • NBA and Media Beat Up Man Fighting Cancer

    05/07/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 7, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    Did the NBA in effect punish L.A. Clippers 80 year old owner Donald Sterling because he is fighting prostate cancer? The NBA has voted to force L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team because of a secret recording in which he told his black girl friend he didn't want her to be seen in public, such as at Clippers games, with black men such as former basketball star Magic Johnson. He said he didn't mind her going to bed with such men. He just didn't want her to be in public with them. I don't know the specifics...
  • Russia Should Follow U.S. Example in Eastern Ukraine

    05/03/2014 2:46:48 PM PDT · by kathsua · 36 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 2, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    Russia should respond to the situation in the Ukraine by following the precedent set by the United States in a comparable situation. Russia should offer to purchase the Russian populated areas whose residents want to leave Ukraine much like the United States purchased California from Mexico. In the 1840's people from the United States had settled in parts of Mexico, but were not happy with the Mexican government. U.S. citizens in the Texas region had openly revolted and gained independence from Mexico. People in California were also interested in leaving Mexico. The United States annexed Texas and a border dispute...
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • Nurse Quits Abortion Industry After Baby Born Alive, Left to Die

    04/11/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Marleen Goldstein worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she’s come forward with her story. According to Goldstein: My husband was a resident at a hospital and I just got “the job of my dreams” at a nearby Oakland hospital. I was very much a believer in the abortion issue and now I felt I was going to be part of it. I got hired as a charge nurse at this clinic that did late term abortions. I spent about 30 days on the day shift getting familiar with everything. I would witness...
  • Protesting Obamacare 60's Style

    04/11/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 11, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    No, I'm not suggesting anyone should burn a draft card (or the student union) or stage a sit-in in the office of Secretary Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius. Those who feel Obamacare will adversely affect them should conduct a "sue-in". They should file individual lawsuits challenging the law on grounds it will harm them as individuals. The class action lawsuits various states filed against the law didn't force the courts to deal with the hardships the law would create for some individuals. Individual cases can present the courts with actual evidence of individuals who would be adversely affected being forced to purchase...
  • Crimea Separation from Ukraine Best for Everyone

    03/20/2014 1:35:43 AM PDT · by kathsua · 16 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 3/19/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Contrary to the opinion of President Barack Obama there is nothing illegal about the recent vote for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to leave the chaotic situation in The Ukraine. In 1991 the Ukraine separated itself from the deteriorating government of the then Soviet Union by a declaration of independence and created a precedent for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to separate itself from The Ukraine. The obvious instability associated with the fall of the Ukrainian government justified The Republic of Crimea's exit from The Ukraine. If there was a recent violation of international law in The Ukraine it is...
  • Russia Bans Belgium From Adopting Kids Because They May be Euthanized

    03/20/2014 1:15:28 AM PDT · by kathsua · 26 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/19/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Cheryl Eckstein, the leader of the Compassionate Healthcare Network sent out an important news story from Russia concerning Belgium extending euthanasia to children. The Voice of Russia reported on March 9, 2014 stated that: Russian officials have come up with a proposal to ban child adoption by citizens of countries where child euthanasia is permissible. The report states: Russian MPs have proposed to put a ban on child adoption by citizens of countries where the euthanasia of underage children is allowed. A lawyer, Larisa Pavlova, the Chairwoman of the board of Directors of the Parents Committee (a public organization) shares...
  • Russia Should Buy Crimea

    03/15/2014 5:12:36 PM PDT · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 3/15/14 | Reasonmclucus
    The best way to resolve the situation in Crimea in the event the residents want to separate from the Ukraine would be for Russia to purchase the territory. Russia could then allow the Crimeans to decide what status they wanted such as becoming an independent state or joining the other ethnic Russians in the Russian Federation. I was going to include this suggestion in a post dealing with the situation in general but decided the proposal would be more likely to be noticed if suggested in a separate post. I believe the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which ended the war...
  • Doc Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Injures Yet Another Woman

    03/08/2014 11:10:33 PM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/5/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    After little sleep and a heavy patient load, LeRoy Carhart sent another abortion patient to the hospital yesterday (March 4, 2014) for treatment of apparently life-threatening complications. An ambulance arrived at about 4:00 p.m. in response for a call for emergency assistance. It transported a female patient to a local hospital. Carhart was not seen with his patient during the incident. Due to a snowstorm, Carhart was unable to see women scheduled for multi-day late-term abortions as usual on Sunday. Carhart was seen by witnesses at the Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic between 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Monday...
  • Barack "Don Quixote" Obama

    03/08/2014 9:49:06 PM PST · by kathsua · 21 replies
    Lawremce Journal World ^ | 03/08/14 | Reasonmclucus
    I had a dream last night in which Barack Obama was wearing a helmet and carrying a lance like the fictional character Don Quixote who had a reputation for attacking make believe foes. The only other clothing Obama had on was swimming trunks. He was riding a horse that had a remarkable resemblance to John Kerry As he moved his lance up and down he was chanting: "we must stop global warming." He continued to chant as the reading on the thermometer dropped below freezing and he began turning blue. He continued chanting "we must stop global warming" as the...
  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • 911 Call: Woman Rushed to Hospital Hemorrhaging From Botched Late-Term Abortion

    02/20/2014 3:37:28 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/19/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Three months after making an open records request for a 911 call originating from LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic on November 26, 2013, Operation Rescue has finally received a 911 recording from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service indicating that the patient was hemorrhaging from complications to a late-term abortion. In addition to taking weeks beyond the statutory deadlines to comply with Operation Rescue’s open record request, the recording was heavily redacted, omitting information that has previously been obtainable by the public, indicating a policy change that actively protects the abortion clinic. “While the Maryland Public...
  • Black Leaders Impeding Dr. King's Dream

    02/08/2014 11:50:16 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | 2/7/14 | Reasonmclucus
    The biggest impediment to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream of a society in which color is not considered important is the continued used of the extremely racist term "African-American". The term implies the descendants of slaves are a separate race whose members belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America long before the American Revolution. The term "African American" arbitrarily segregates people by skin color. The term treats people with dark complexions as if they only had African ancestors even if more of their ancestors came from somewhere...
  • Planned Parenthood Must Pay $2 Million Settlement After Killing Woman in Abortion

    02/08/2014 1:35:18 PM PST · by kathsua · 18 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Must Pay $2 Million Settlement After Killing Woman in Abortion by Steven Ertelt | Chicago, IL | LifeNews.com | 2/7/14 4:10 PM Print Email National 1196 Share The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black woman it killed in a botched legal abortion in 2012. Walter Hoye, a black pro-life leader who has closely followed the case, obtained a copy of the court order awarding the settlement. The settlement document indicates Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation must pay her...
  • Pregnancy Center Wins Another Battle Against New York’s Bid to Shut It Down

    02/08/2014 1:16:05 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/7/14 | CeCe Heil
    A pro-life pregnancy center has secured another victory in an ongoing fight against an intrusive, pro-abortion witch hunt carried out by New York State, whose governor recently declared that pro-life citizens “have no place in the state of New York.” Our client, The Evergreen Association, Inc., (Evergreen), operates many crisis pregnancy centers in New York and has been very effective in combating abortions in New York City for over 27 years. Last year, Attorney General Schneiderman, who has close ties to pro-abortion organizations such as NARAL, issued a subpoena to Evergreen demanding numerous documents concerning Evergreen’s internal affairs, corporate structure,...
  • UK to Keep New Medicines from the Elderly?

    01/11/2014 2:37:12 PM PST · by kathsua · 23 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The UK may soon tighten its health care rationing to prevent new medicines from getting to the elderly. From the Telegraph story: “New drugs would only be licensed for the NHS [National Health Service] if they help those judged to be a benefit to wider society under proposals from the health watchdog. Pharmaceutical firms on Thursday night warned that the move could lead to new medicines being denied to the elderly. “A senior professor also said that the plans could threaten the well-being of older people and were ‘deeply suspect’, while charities questioned the ethics of the policy. The National...
  • Hospital Agrees to Let Family Move Jahi McMath to New Medical Facility

    01/05/2014 2:15:51 AM PST · by kathsua · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 1/04/14 | Steve Srtelt
    After a protracted legal battle, Children’s Hospital Oakland reached an agreement with Jahi Mcmath’s family to allow a medical team to enter the hospital to perform the procedures necessary to move her to a medical facility that will continue her care and treatment. Her mother and family say she is alive following a tonsillectomy gone awry that has left her in an incapacitated state since early December. The family in the case says the hospital has been starving Jahi for three weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle has more details: The agreement, described in the courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court...
  • Jews Missing from ABC Greatest Women in Music List

    01/04/2014 2:11:29 PM PST · by kathsua · 49 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | January 4, 2014 | reasonmclucus
    Why are there no Jews on ABC's list of the 30 greatest women in music during the last 50 years? This question might not be important if it weren't for the fact that two women more deserving of being on the list than at least 80% of those listed by ABC are both Jewish. Barbra Streisand and Carole King both should be near the top of any list of the greatest women in music. They aren't the only great women missing from the list, but they are the only two whose omission cannot be justified. Incidentally, I'm a Baptist. The...
  • Obama Acted Like a Beleaguered Dictator

    10/19/2013 9:57:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 16 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 18, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama's use of riot police to deal with WWII veterans wishing to visit their war memorial is the type of action one would expect of a dictator who's afraid protesters are attempting to overthrow him. Obama's obsession with keeping veterans away from their war memorial makes no sense. Why would a sane president do such a thing? Obama's actions indicate he is a compassion less vindictive individual who doesn't care about people. He wants to make himself feel important by pushing other people around. Obama blundered badly in Syria. His proposal to bomb Syria was the political equivalent...
  • Obama Solely Responsible for Shutdown

    10/14/2013 7:47:30 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | October 14, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama is solely responsible for the current government shutdown. He used the Republican opposition to his health care plan to manipulate them into a situation he could exploit. He wants to use his media sheep to make the Republicans look bad so he can pursue his goal of gaining dictatorial control over the budget process. He wants the type of power the British monarchy lost centuries ago. I wouldn't trust former President Thomas Jefferson with the type of control over the federal debt that Obama wants. Jefferson was not only a more honorable man than Obama, he may...
  • Climate change is dominated by the water cycle, not carbon dioxide

    10/10/2013 11:57:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Washington times ^ | October 7, 2013 | Steve Goreham
    CHICAGO, October 7, 2013 — Climate scientists are obsessed with carbon dioxide. The newly released Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that “radiative forcing” from human-emitted CO2 is the leading driver of climate change. Carbon dioxide is blamed for everything from causing more droughts, floods, and hurricanes, to endangering polar bears and acidifying the oceans. But Earth’s climate is dominated by water, not carbon dioxide. Earth’s water cycle encompasses the salt water of the oceans, the fresh water of rivers and lakes, and frozen icecaps and glaciers. It includes water flows within and between...
  • The Special Privilege of Being a Parent of a Child With Down Syndrome

    10/04/2013 12:35:43 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    LifeNews,com ^ | 10/3/13 | Eileen Haupt
    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is a time when scores of advocacy organizations and individuals across the country do their utmost to raise awareness about this genetic condition. I was thinking about Awareness and how unaware I was about Down syndrome prior to the birth of Sadie, my second daughter, almost 15 years ago. It got me thinking, what are some of the things I would like others to be aware of? In particular, because such a high percentage of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted—estimates run as high as 90%– I thought I’d use this post...
  • Meet the 'biker chick' teen with Down Syndrome whose fashion-forward Facebook...

    10/03/2013 1:47:25 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | Sep, 19, 2013 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A teenage girl with Down Syndrome has realized her childhood dream of becoming a model. Karrie Brown, 17, from Collinsville, Illinois, was picked to star in a new campaign for the girls' fashion label, Wet Seal after a Facebook photo of her wearing items from the brand attracted public attention. The image, posted to her Fan Page, 'Karrie Brown - Modeling the Future', garnered more than 200 Likes and saw her number of followers rocket to 18,914.
  • Should Cabinet Relieve Obama of Presidential Duties?

    09/19/2013 5:41:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | September 19, 2013 | reasonmclucus
    The 25th Amendment of the Constitution assigns the vice president and members of the president's cabinet the responsibility to monitor the president's condition and relieve him of his duties if they determine he has a mental or physical condition that prevents him from effectively exercising the duties of his office. This responsibility is similar to the responsibility senior officers on a warship have to relieve a captain who is not able to effectively exercise his duties. John F. Harris and Todd S. Purdum are reporting in Politico that: "Across the capital, anxious friends and chortling enemies alike are asking: What’s...
  • American "Race" Is Red and Yellow, Black and White

    09/16/2013 3:41:00 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | September 14, 1013 | Reasonmclucus
    Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of a color blind society cannot be realized as long as the media and black leaders continue to perpetuate the old southern myth that the descendants of North American slaves are a different "race" from light skinned Americans. The term "African American" is an extremely racist term that implies the descendants of slaves belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America at the time of the Revolution. The dark skinned peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa might be of a different race from the light skinned...
  • Obama Wants Vigilante Type Attack on Syria

    09/04/2013 12:23:34 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | September 4, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    The important question in Syria isn't whether Syria used chemical weapons on its own people or should be punished for doing so. The important question is whether the established legal procedures should be used or whether the United States will ignore the law and launch a "lynch mob" style vigilante attack on Syria. America's Imperial President Barack Obama has decided he is the Imperial Wizard of Earth and like other Imperial Wizards believes he can decide what punishment to apply for various infractions. Like other Imperial Wizards, he doesn't believe he needs to seek the approval of the established legal...
  • American Bombing of Syria Would Be Unjust and Immoral

    08/31/2013 11:03:18 AM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | August 31, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Let me see if I've got this right. President Barack Obama has decided the Syria government has used unacceptable means of killing Syrians so Obama is considering demonstrating the acceptable way of killing Syrians by using conventional weapons to kill Syrians. The fact that Obama is even considering such an action raises doubts about his sanity. Killing residents of a country because the country's government used chemical weapons to attack another country might be acceptable. However, the United States cannot justify punishing residents of a country because its government has mistreated them. Such an action would compound the original injury....
  • Will Obomber Destroy Syria in Order to Save It?

    08/28/2013 9:02:19 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | August 28,2013 | Reasonmclucus
    In the Vietnam War a marine officer once commented that he was burning a Vietnamese village in order to save it. President Barack Obama's threat to launch a terrorist bombing campaign against Syria would increase the destruction of the country without any guarantee that the government would let America's Imperial President dictate how it should treat its citizens. Such bombing campaigns have a history of failure. Germany's massive bombing of England during World War II failure to cause the country to surrender as did the American bombing of North Vietnam in the sixties. The Russians had to intervene in the...
  • Media and Old Black Leaders Have Dishonored Trayvon Martin

    08/21/2013 3:38:24 AM PDT · by kathsua · 14 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | August 20, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Members of the media and old black leaders have dishonored Trayvon Martin by portraying him as some type of defenseless child instead of the young man he was. Men like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton haven't used the b-word [hint it rhymes with Elroy] but they have implied it. At 17 Trayvon Martin was old enough to enlist in the army with parental consent. That made him a man. He was 5' 11" and weighed 158 pounds. We will never know for sure why Martin attacked the man named George Zimmerman, but it's possible Martin believed Zimmerman was stalking him...
  • Bill Maher Should Be Fired For Making Fun of Child

    07/09/2013 3:08:13 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | July 8, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Bill Maher, the court jester of the elite, has gotten in trouble recently because he used the archaic term "retarded" in referring to Sarah Palin's son who has Down Syndrome. There are two issues involved in the incident. The first is the use of the term "retarded" which intelligent people have generally stopped using. The second involves a sick attempt by a mentally bankrupt comic to get a laugh at a child's expense. Anyone who would use a child's handicap as the subject of a joke doesn't belong on television. Maher's critics might consider that those who are within the...
  • Deserts ‘greening’ from rising CO2

    07/09/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 28 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research. In findings based on satellite observations, CSIRO, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), found that this CO2 fertilisation correlated with an 11 per cent increase in foliage cover from 1982-2010 across parts of the arid areas studied in Australia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, according to CSIRO research scientist, Dr Randall Donohue. “In Australia, our native vegetation is superbly adapted to surviving in arid environments...
  • Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston!

    07/06/2013 1:24:10 AM PDT · by kathsua · 21 replies
    Fauquier Free Citizen ^ | July 5, 2013 | jcivitas
    Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an...
  • United States: Democracy or Judicial Oligarchy

    06/24/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 23 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | June 24, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    The ruling in the same sex marriage issue before the Supreme Court will indicate whether the United States is still a democracy or has become a judicial oligarchy. In a democracy, elected officials decide major social issues like how government will treat the ancient mating practice of marriage. In a oligarchy, non elected officials dictate policy to elected officials based on their personal views. One of my favorite movie quotes is from "The Teahouse of the August Moon". Glenn Ford plays an American officer attempting to explain democracy to the Japanese after World War II. He says, "democracy is where...
  • Reducing Sexual Harassment in the Military

    06/23/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | June 18, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Any effort to reduce sexual harassment in the military needs to recognize that some men have never learned to adequately control their sex drives. Unfortunately, the military may need many of these men for their military related skills. Winning wars requires using men, and women, who don't always play well with others. Thus, the military may need to find a way to reduce sex assaults while keeping those who have trouble controlling their zippers. The military has some experience in this area because of personnel who occasionally "forget" who they are supposed to fight and who they are not supposed...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson in Effect Calls President Obama's Actions Treason

    06/17/2013 11:23:07 AM PDT · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | June 11, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    I interrupt my discussion of sexual harassment in the military for major breaking news. Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrat - Florida, in effect said that President Barack Obama committed treason by claiming that Edward Snowden's revelation of NSA monitoring of American phone calls was an "act of treason". Nelson served on the Senate Intelligence Committee for six years. Burgess Everett reports in Politico that Nelson said, “On the issue of if this a whistleblower or is this an act of treason, I think it directly is [treason]. And I think most of the people who served on intel will tell you...
  • Society Caused Military Sex Harassment Scandal

    06/10/2013 3:07:00 PM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | June 10, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    The current sexual harassment scandal comes as no surprise to those of us who understand the danger of not teaching young males to control their sex drives. The first thing parents teach their children is to control their eating and sleeping cycles so they don't expect to eat in the middle of the night. The next thing parents teach their children is to control when and where they expel waste products so the children don't have to wear diapers. When I was young, the third thing parents taught their children was to control their sex drives. Unfortunately, a few decades...
  • Homosexuals in Boy Scouts a Bad Idea

    05/21/2013 3:35:21 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | May 21, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Do those who want the Boy Scouts to allow openly homosexual boys to participate understand why it's the Boy Scouts rather than the Boy and Girl Scouts? Do they think boys and girls should share tents on camp outs? Male homosexuals claim they look at other males the way males look at females. If that is true than they sometimes look at other males as potential sexual conquests. They sometimes invade the sexual privacy of other males by imaging sexual contact with them. I don't know if the claim is true or not. I only know that scientific research indicates...
  • WWWCD? What Would Walter Cronkite Do?

    05/13/2013 11:11:47 AM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 13, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Reporters covering the investigation of the major al Qaeda victory at Benghazi should ask themselves: "what would Walter Cronkite do" if he were covering the story. Let's consider the facts. Most people familiar with the War on Terror knew in September, 2012, that there was a heightened risk of an al Qaeda attack in the U.S. or at American installations outside the U.S. on or about the anniversary of the original 9/11 attack. The danger was particularly high at American facilities in Libya because of the very unstable situation there and the presence of al Qaeda personnel who were trying...