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  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:02:26 PM PDT · 26 of 33
    shhrubbery! to SeekAndFind
    This is the video Carly Fiorina is referring to:

    Carly Fiorina was right; Group releases full abortion video

    I'm posting it as a link to make it easy for the PP deniers above.

    Caution: it is very graphic and very, very real. No matter how tough you are, if you have a heart, the cruelty shown in this video will make you cry.

  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 6:45:49 PM PDT · 25 of 33
    shhrubbery! to Aleya2Fairlie
    No such thing exists. What will she say when they ask her to show it to them?

    Watch the video for yourself:

    I dare you to come back and try denying reality again.

  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 6:40:34 PM PDT · 24 of 33
    shhrubbery! to angryoldfatman
    The video of a fully formed fetus on a table, weakly moving its legs, doesn’t exist? Are you sure about that?

    Oh it exists alright:

    Caution: the video at the link above shows a real abortion of a real, live, kicking, intact baby boy.

    Yes, the little boy in this video is very small, too small to survive for long, now that he has been forcibly aborted. But he lives a surprisingly long time -- for at least several agonizing minutes, while the "clinician" coldly pokes and tosses him about with metal scissors. He is too weak to react this torture, but you can see he still has reflexes. And you can see his pulse beneath his fragile skin.

    I warn you, this is tough to watch, but watch it to the end, if you can. This video should be beamed onto the walls of Congress, and onto the walls of the White House. The horror it shows is undeniable.

  • Notre Dame buys thousands of yellow bricks from 19th-century factory being demolished

    08/30/2015 4:08:23 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    shhrubbery! to BenLurkin
    The yellow bricks are probably sand-lime bricks. They are still popular in Sweden -

    08/26/2015 5:44:48 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    shhrubbery! to markomalley
    Thank you Kimberly for what you said.

    I have always loved and admired KG, but I love her even more now.

    We have been crying in the wilderness for these poor babies for so long, that we sometimes despair for our country. God bless KG for her clear and strong voice.

  • Why people who voted for Obama twice are suddenly in love with Donald Trump

    08/26/2015 9:15:22 AM PDT · 28 of 55
    shhrubbery! to Helicondelta
    This man reminds me of a voter I met in 1992, while our Republican Committee was going door-to-door to try to defeat Bill Clinton.

    We rang the doorbell of a tidy, modest home, and a friendly guy came out and talked to us. He wasn't sure he liked Bill Clinton, but he wasn't sure he would be willing to vote for GHWBush either.

    He told us, and I quote, that he would only "vote for someone like either Ronald Reagan or JFK."

    So it was a charisma thing. Voters like this don't vote on issues -- they only vote for someone who projects a supremely confident and forceful personality.

  • Anyone notice how Hillary hasn't dropped out of the race?

    08/25/2015 2:22:25 PM PDT · 57 of 74
    shhrubbery! to Cats Pajamas
    Her team is frantically sifting through cover stories for her withdrawal from the race.

    Likely they will wait for several weeks or months, hoping that a cooperative media will eventually yawn and drop the story as "old news." That is a tried-and-true Clinton tactic from the '90s.

    One problem however is that Trey Gowdy's are hearings coming up this fall. That, plus the drip-drip-drip of leaks from Obamaites who hate Hillary, is going to make it hard for the Hillary-loving mainstream media to make the story go away.

    So, how will her team get out of this pickle gracefully? My prediction is they will be forced to resort to a sudden "health crisis" (maybe she will fall and hit her head again). The advantage of that cover story is that she will gain some sympathy as she suspends, or ends, her campaign.

  • Email timeline suggests second server may exist (Hillary may be in a lot more trouble alert)

    08/24/2015 3:01:40 PM PDT · 98 of 98
    shhrubbery! to GOPJ
    Meanwhile the original hard drive was put in a wood chipper.

    Remember how they destroyed Vince Foster's hard drive? They smashed it to the floor.

    That was a Hillary / Cheryl Mills job. Yep, Cheryl Mills was Hillary's enforcer way back then.

  • Why isn't Hillary Clinton doing better with women voters?

    08/24/2015 2:06:56 PM PDT · 62 of 75
    shhrubbery! to nascarnation
    I've never seen a more awkward photo of alleged grandparental affection.

    It's clear neither Bill nor Hillary feel comfortable with babies. Too many abortions in their past, no doubt.

  • TNR: They’re Not Baby Parts, They’re ‘Products Of Conception’

    07/24/2015 10:29:31 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    shhrubbery! to Morgana
    Calling the tissue ‘baby parts’ is a calculated attempt to anthropomorphize an embryo or fetus. It is a false image—a 10-12 week fetus looks nothing like a term baby...

    Photo below shows a baby at fetal age 10 weeks. Nothing like a term baby?
    Well, aside from the fact this "fetus" has eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands, fingers, fingernails, feet, toes, toenails, heart, liver, pancreas, spine, brain ... yep, "nothing like a term baby."

    From a "fetal development" website:
    "The fetus is now about 2.5 inches (6cm) length and weighs about 0.7 ounce (20 g).
    The feet are almost half an inch (1cm) long.
    The fetus starts moving spontaneously.
    The face is beginning to look like a baby's face.
    The pancreas is functioning and producing insulin.
    Fingernails and toenails appear.
    The baby can suck his thumb, and get hiccups."

  • Atticus Finch and His Clay Feet

    07/17/2015 9:27:44 AM PDT · 45 of 55
    shhrubbery! to Jim Noble
    Just one thing...Atticus Finch IS NOT REAL

    You're so right. But your words won't penetrate the minds of leftists. They live in an unreal world. They're furious with anyone who dares to question their absurd fantasies in which they, themselves, are saintly Atticus Finches ... even if they're never done a genuinely heroic thing in their own lives.

    Conservatives, to them, are all knuckle-dragging racists, because that's how we're unfailingly portrayed in popular culture. An unintentionally funny example of this was the tv show, "I'll fly away." My liberal mother-in-law used to insist on watching this drivel at family get-togethers. It was a shameless rip-off of the "To Kill a Mockingbird" story ... complete with Atticus Finch-like lawyer played by Sam Waterston (a less handsome and slightly more modern version of Gregory Peck).

    All the black folk in this tv series were saints, while all southern white folk were despicable characters (except of course for the lawyer-character played by Waterston, and the little circle of Caucasians who were close to him) .

    I had to laugh at "I'll fly away" because it was so simple-minded. You would think it would insult viewers' intelligence -- including the intelligence of black viewers, because of the storyline's formulaic and patronizing "white liberal savior" theme.

    But as this reviewer says of TKaM - my liberal mother-in-law adored it.

  • Scott Walker's sons were 'disappointed' by his gay marriage position

    07/06/2015 10:04:48 AM PDT · 38 of 84
    shhrubbery! to Georgia Girl 2
    I think you are going to see Walker has likely already peaked and when he gets into the debates with Cruz and Trump he’s going to look like the squish he is. Try to picture Scott Walker winning a general election. Not in a million years. He generates all the excitement of a flea circus.

    Have to agree with you that Walker has likely peaked. And that he may not have what it takes to shine in debates.

    Otoh, calling Walker a "squish" goes too far. True, he flip-flopped on immigration. That's enough for me to hold him in suspicion.

    But you can't take it away from him that he stood up to the thug unions ... and won. And he stood up to a well-funded media/leftist onslaught in three elections ... and won. Even when his elderly parents were threatened, he didn't back off.

    And why are conservatives attacking him in a thread that's about his taking a principled stance on traditional marriage? This is about HIM, not his sons, who are still young and foolish enough to be what many of US once were : young and foolish.

  • I’m So Sick Of Hearing About Gay Cakes

    04/05/2015 10:45:44 AM PDT · 35 of 48
    shhrubbery! to GraceG
    Interesting ... using search terms "The Erotic Bakery" + phone number on awning in your photo, I found this:

    According to info at link, the business has closed.

  • Ana Marie Cox: You Have to Force People to Do Things They Don’t Want To

    04/05/2015 10:33:51 AM PDT · 41 of 66
    shhrubbery! to Carthego delenda est
    She attended University of Chicago (think Bill Ayers)

    You're close ... but iirc, Ayers is associated with University of Illinois, not U of C.

    True that Ayers lives in the U of C neighborhood however. And true also, sadly, that the traditionally more conservative U of C has lurched far to the left over the last few decades.

  • Rolling Stone and Sabrina Erdely to Apologize for and Take Down Discredited Rape Article

    04/05/2015 10:28:29 AM PDT · 20 of 26
    shhrubbery! to Tucker39
    Oooops! I guess I need both. Let him that is without sin....

    Can't tell you how much I appreciate your correct grammar in the phrase "Let him who is without sin..."

    So often the phrase is butchered as "Let he who is without sin." Arrghhh!

    Another phrase that frequently becomes mangled is "we the people." For some reason, many well-read persons don't seem to understand that the pronoun "we" must be changed to "us" when the phrase is used in a sentence such as "These rights are reserved to ... us the people" (not "to we").

  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

    03/30/2015 12:07:49 PM PDT · 26 of 48
    shhrubbery! to Mark17
    not linked to terrorism. they always know right away, don’t they? They do indeed. I wonder if any of these dirt bags were tempted to say that on 9/11, but it was just too obvious?

    There was, in fact, an announcement made on WABC radio (NYC) shortly after the second plane hit the WTC on 9/11:
    "This is not terrorism."

    That announcement was made during the Curtis & Kuby show (which was broadcast during "drive time" back in the early 2000s). The Curtis & Kuby show was actually almost over --and they were about to go off the air, when the first plane hit; so they were held over to continue covering the breaking news.

    I don't remember which WABC radio announcer read the announcement, nor which agency (FBI?) he said had pronounced the incident to be "not terrorism."

    But I remember the pronouncement like it was yesterday because of its obvious absurdity -after the second plane had hit.

  • Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 4:25:03 PM PDT · 34 of 40
    shhrubbery! to walford
    It was ludicrous for Texas Presbyterian to have to intubate Patient Zero, aka Thomas Duncan.

    He was not only intubated, but given dialysis treatment as his kidneys failed. Having to perform these invasive interventions placed his caregivers at even greater risk.

    What's more, at the point these procedures were performed, it was probably already clear to doctors treating Duncan that his case was hopeless.

    Yet doctors and hospital administrators likely believed they MUST perform the interventions -- or be accused of racism.

  • We are always open to ideas:Astonishing statement of CDC chief in charge of bungled Ebola response

    10/16/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT · 68 of 81
    shhrubbery! to Kalam; kik5150
    The visual is 100% accurate in every way.

    True, though a strategically placed styrofoam cup could make it even better.

  • Father Benedict Groeschel (1933-2014)

    10/04/2014 3:34:44 PM PDT · 5 of 25
    shhrubbery! to NYer
    I loved watching Father Groeschel on EWTN, and when I heard about the car accident I was very concerned. It does seem a miracle he survived.

    His comment about "some" minors being "seducers" in priest abuse cases was disappointing however. There can be no excuse for a priest to have allowed himself to be "seduced," most certainly not by a minor.

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    09/30/2014 4:23:22 PM PDT · 28 of 51
    shhrubbery! to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Unintended consequences are sure to come...

    one of the first? tons more dog poop not picked up.

  • Women who have had abortions 180% more likely to develop breast cancer, new study finds

    04/30/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT · 16 of 29
    shhrubbery! to verga
    The number is almost as high for women that have had miscarraiges as well.

    What is your evidence for that statement?

    I've read the opposite, i.e. that natural miscarriages are not nearly as likely to predispose a woman to breast cancer.

    One hypothesis I remember reading, years ago, was that elective abortions cause pre-cancerous cellular changes in the breast, the mechanism being the extremely abrupt withdrawal of pregnancy hormones.

    Natural miscarriages, on the other hand, may involve a different, or perhaps more gradual tapering off of hormone levels. Research in this area may be hard to come by, however ... it's so politically incorrect that merely inquiring into the subject could end a researcher's career.

  • Justina Pelletier Tells Parents in Secret Letter She is Being “Tortured”

    04/18/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT · 13 of 32
    shhrubbery! to WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
    For whatever reason, this story is getting next to no traction here. I wish I knew why.

    I can only speak for myself, but the story gets no traction with me because Justina's mother looks like a flaming example of Munchhausen's Syndrome by Proxy (or whatever this syndrome is called today).

    This doesn't mean I put any trust whatsoever in the State of Taxachusetts, nor in Child Protective Services, nor in doctors, nor in hospitals, nor in officious social workers. On the contrary, really, because I have been on the receiving end of abuse from some of those entities myself.

    However I have also seen mothers who make their children sick, because of their own extremely disordered personalities. Often the fathers in these cases go along with the delusional mother for the sake of keeping relative peace in the family.

    I'm sorry for the daughter, and also sorry for the decent but naive people who have gotten sucked into the crazy scam, like Mike Huckabee.

  • Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

    03/02/2014 9:41:51 AM PST · 34 of 93
    shhrubbery! to turducken
    I have never understood how Rush can be such an Apple fanboy. This is one of the worst left-wing companies out there after GE.

    Rush's praise of Apple products got me to try out a Mac ... and I have never looked back.

    The difference between Microsoft's products and Apple's is like night and day. (I don't use iPhones or iPods, but the MacBook beats every other laptop I've used. And forget about Windows, it makes me want to grab a bat and smash things a la Office Space.)

    Sadly, the companies that make these products are all headed by leftists, so I can hardly "make a difference" with my purchasing dollars.

  • Bob Grant, Father of Conservative Talk Radio, Dead at 84

    01/02/2014 6:06:41 PM PST · 35 of 60
    shhrubbery! to Coleus
    Bob Grant was so rabidly pro-abortion, I lost all respect for him.

    Back in the '80s, Bob Grant went into a frothing rage on-air over the case of Baby Klein. I wonder if anyone else here remembers this? Nancy Klein was a pregnant woman from Long Island who had suffered head injuries in a car accident.

    Martin Klein, Nancy's husband, did not want the baby and went to court to demand that he be allowed to order the baby's abortion. He claimed that the pregnancy would hinder his wife's recovery. Doctors were called to testify, and the preponderant opinion was that Nancy's pregnancy posed no risk whatsoever to her recovery.

    But the husband, Martin Klein, eventually won the case. Klein was so arrogant, he used a TV appearance to make the gloating announcement that the abortion "procedure had just begun."

    Bob Grant viciously harped on this case, raving against anyone who dared speak up on behalf of Baby Klein, day after day after day ... until the baby was, in fact, terminated put to death.

    Oh, and did Martin Klein --who had ordered the abortion on the grounds he was so "concerned" for his wife's recovery-- end up tenderly devoting himself to her recovery? Of course not. He divorced Nancy a few months after the abortion.

  • Judge Grants Request From Jahi McMath’s Family to Extend Life Support

    12/30/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · 27 of 72
    shhrubbery! to Benito Cereno
    The hospital is handling this very poorly.

    Yes, exactly. This dispute was almost certainly kicked off by the hospital's high-handed and supremely arrogant behavior toward this family.

    Having been on the wrong end of such officious treatment by doctors and hospitals myself, I understand how this family feels. Many families are quickly cowed into submitting to having the plug pulled prematurely on a loved one. But every once in awhile, some relative will stand up and say "Like hell you won't!"

    I wonder if there was a "transplant team" lurking in the background, just waiting to swoop in and "harvest" the girl's organs?

    That is often the motivation behind hospital pressuring parents into too-hastily consigning their children to death.

    And how many people know that the definition of "brain death" was conjured up just in the last few decades ... for the very purpose of promoting transplantion of "fresh" organs from still-living patients (i.e., still alive, by the traditional definition of death).

    Such a rosy picture is painted by the organ transplant industry, that few people know the ugly truth about what actually happens when organs are "harvested" from a patient who has been declared "brain dead" (who, at that point, ceases to be considered a patient).

    As the transplant surgeons cut into the un-anesthetized patient's donor's vital organs, his or her body often thrashes about violently ... even a "brain dead" patient resists this atrocious assault on his or her body.

  • Youngest Obama Daughter's Real Name NOT 'Sasha', but Soviet/Russian 'Natasha'...

    12/17/2013 10:14:50 AM PST · 105 of 108
    shhrubbery! to DoodleDawg
    Actually it's a diminutive of Aleksander or Aleksandra. In Russia you'll find both boys and girls being called Sasha.

    You beat me to it ... "Sasha" is usually a nickname for "Aleksandr," a boy's name.

    A common nickname for a girl named "Natasha" is "Nastya." But I can see why the Obamas didn't pick that one.

  • Wounded Warriors: No record of donation from waitress who said she got anti-gay note

    12/05/2013 4:42:39 PM PST · 7 of 19
    shhrubbery! to frogjerk
    Has anyone on FR kept a list of "hate crime" hoaxes?

    I'll bet a lot of us have sniffed out fraud in dozens of these cases, ever since the Tawana Brawley fiasco ... which many of us knew was a hoax from the git-go. (I started a list a couple of decades ago, but forgot where I put it.)

    It's gotten to the point where the default position of reporters *should* immediately be to be suspicious of an attention-seeking motive on the part of the alleged "victims'" ... and to investigate the "victims'" credibility, rather than rushing into print, credulously reporting the claims. But I have yet to see this happen.

  • Wounded Warriors: No record of donation from waitress who said she got anti-gay note

    12/05/2013 4:27:44 PM PST · 1 of 19
    Not a surprise.
  • 'He belongs to the ages': Obama, US leaders mourn Mandela's death

    12/05/2013 4:04:09 PM PST · 78 of 139
    shhrubbery! to Impala64ssa
    I wonder which street in the Sulphur Springs or College Hill sections of Tampa will be renamed Nelson Mandela Blvd?

    This was already done a couple of decades ago -- on the Rutgers University campus. (Rutgers is New Jersey's state university.)

    Actually it was even worse that that - a campus street was named for the murderous Winnie Mandela, too.

    I can't be sure, but would suspect that Winnie's street was probably quietly renamed, following the news about dear Winnie's necklacing (i.e., burning alive) people who dared to cross her.

  • Man Moves Into Home While Family Is Away And Claims He Now Owns It

    12/03/2013 11:26:18 AM PST · 21 of 87
    shhrubbery! to Red Badger
    This story has been repeated on all over the country, but the most ironic one I've seen yet is this:

    "Occupy Wall Street" asserts squatter's rights to single dad's home, gives it to "homeless" family

    A previous article quoted an expert to the effect that adverse possession is the only authentic legal doctrine under which this could be done.

    But to take title by adverse possession, in most states, the claimant must prove he has occupied the property continuously for something like 15 - 30 years (depending on the state).

  • Christie Drops Opposition to Sodomite "Marriage" - Now legal in New Jersey

    10/22/2013 7:03:09 PM PDT · 52 of 59
    shhrubbery! to what's up
    as usual [polls] are being used to manipulate public opinion rather than reflecting it

    You aren't kidding!

    Check out the "options" we are invited to select from, in this Gannett publication (the Daily Record of Morris County, NJ):

  • Shocking! CBS Hounds Pelosi Over Shutdown: 'You've Called Them Arsonists'

    10/04/2013 6:06:20 PM PDT · 11 of 48
    shhrubbery! to Col Frank Slade
    “But let’s take a deep breath on this. We have a serious matter”. Translation: “Shut up and let’s continue with my talking points.”

    Hillary was fond of instructing us all to "take a deep breath," too.

    Presumably because she knew we would be having a hard time swallowing the codswallop she was about to shove down our throats.

  • Hannity Rips Lying Rep from NJ

    10/03/2013 8:07:00 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    shhrubbery! to yetidog
    Bill Pascrell is this Democrat Rep’s name.

    I live not far from this slimeball's district, which is, essentially, the cesspool called Paterson, NJ.

    Oh, Paterson was once a great city, but it's gone the way of other formerly great cities of NJ ... Newark, Trenton, Camden.

    Paterson also has the dubious distinction of being one of the hangouts of the 9/11 hijackers, in the summer of 2001, just before they murdered 3000 innocent people.

    The hijackers fit right in in Paterson, which has a large Islamicist population -- whom Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ,) courts obsequiously.


    10/03/2013 5:54:12 PM PDT · 9 of 30
    shhrubbery! to sheikdetailfeather
    The left have specific keywords they use over and over to make the right look unstable. If the right do not like something, it is a phobia, obsession, paranoia, fear of an imaginary boogeyman, radical, anarchist, terrorist...

    ... and don't forget "jihadist." Yes, if you're a Republican and you oppose ObamaCare, you're waging "jihad." So saith some raving Democrat from California, on the floor of the House yesterday.

    As some commentator pointed out later, how ironic is that? ... We can't use the word "jihadist" to apply to the Fort Hood shooter ... but it's ok for Democrats to shriek it at opponents of ObamaCare.

  • 'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire, suspect dead

    10/03/2013 3:30:05 PM PDT · 217 of 278
    shhrubbery! to WayneS
    The driver of the “suspect car” had nothing to do with his crash.

    Stands to reason. Her car didn't show the kind of damage you'd expect if she'd hit that totaled white police car.

  • 'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire, suspect dead

    10/03/2013 3:18:43 PM PDT · 202 of 278
    shhrubbery! to NYRepublican72
    Carey -- what an appropriate name for a dental hygienist. If I may make a frivolous comment. Reminds me of a doctor's shingle that I used to pass on Queens Blvd in Queens, NY: The doc's name was "Dr. Doctor."

    If the woman who "rammed the barricade" was indeed black, I suspect the MSM will make this incident disappear down the memory hole, pronto. She doesn't fit the leftist media's narrative.

    Look what has already happened with the Navy Yard shooter. That story is practically forgotten already.

  • 'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire, suspect dead

    10/03/2013 3:03:33 PM PDT · 176 of 278
    shhrubbery! to surrey
    Thanks for the tip. URL to the NYPost article here:
    although that piece will probably disappear soon as more info becomes available.

    Interesting, a dental hygienist (if report is correct).

    I would think most dental hygienists look pretty non-threatening ... as opposed to dentists, who scare the heck out of me.

    Not second-guessing the police who shot her; but still, if this incident had happened in, say, NYC, I think our lawmakers would not be applauding the police (as they did on Capitol Hill), but condemning them for overkill.

    And hey, didn't ex-Congressman Patrick Kennedy "ram a barrier" on Capitol Hill, just a few years ago? But no Capitol police shot at him.

    As I recall, Kennedy blamed the sleep medication Ambien for causing the incident. Of course, nothing happened to him.

  • Sen. Dick Durbin gave false facts about his own daughter in Obamacare speech

    10/01/2013 4:52:53 PM PDT · 42 of 50
    shhrubbery! to lowbridge
    And Al Gore lied about both his sister AND his mother, in tearjerker tall tales.

    Birds of a feather...

  • Five Ways to Detect Climate Denying Rubbish

    09/22/2013 2:28:40 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    shhrubbery! to Beave Meister
    There is a term used in psychiatry to describe the upside-down nuttiness embodied in this hysterical screed:


  • EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Accused Murderer Pleads For His Surrender

    08/25/2013 3:14:22 PM PDT · 34 of 50
    shhrubbery! to Tailgunner Joe
    “His uncle also thinks something must have happened that has yet to come out, saying his nephew is not a violent person...

    Implying ... what?

    That there was some element "that has yet to come out" that could justify beating a defenseless elderly man to death? Or standing by, while your companion does it?

    If so, what could that element be? An alleged use of the n-word? /s

  • WATCH: A PSA opposing 'stand your ground' laws reenacts Trayvon Martin's death

    08/19/2013 8:43:34 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    shhrubbery! to Berlin_Freeper
    As the video ends, "Martin" is shown lying prone, dead on the ground They got that part right.

    Actually I'm not sure they got even that part right!

    I watched this piece of propaganda twice, and it looked to me both times as if its producers portray "Trayvon" in his last appearance crouching in fear, but alive ...

    ... then the camera pans to rows of other symbolic "Trayvons" ... but they are all lying on the ground in the supine position, not prone.

  • Marriage Rates Plummet–Projection of Never-Married Rates to 2017

    08/19/2013 9:48:15 AM PDT · 27 of 28
    shhrubbery! to wmfights
    I live in a liberal city. One thing I've noticed is no matter how many rational arguments you make they refuse to see the truth threw their emotional self-righteous fog.

    True, but I've seen signs of light glimmering through the fog recently.

    One sign that there might be a sea-change coming in the thinking of so-called educated women came a couple weeks ago ... when I heard an NPR commentator talking about taking her impaired child to a special therapy class.

    She said she "couldn't help but notice" that most of the other moms bringing their tots to this class were "older career women," like herself.

    This got her thinking that maybe, just maybe, there could be a correlation between being an "older mom," and having an impaired child. She allowed that her experience was anecdotal, and also reasoned that her location (urban NYC) was likely to produce a lopsided proportion of such cases.

    However when this NPR person did a little more research, she found that the phenomenon did not appear to be confined to hip, urban areas, but was a nationwide trend.

    One NPR commentator doesn't make a trend; however I think this insight is going to spread like wildfire amongst older career women. Their desire to have children will be very dampened once these women begin to realize that their chances of having that "perfect" child (as you put it) are significantly diminished after about age 34.

  • The rise of 'co-parenting': Broody, single women advertising for men to help them have babies

    08/19/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · 63 of 72
    shhrubbery! to PapaBear3625
    Ladies, 42 is not the time to be looking for a good man to be the father of your children. Regardless of feminist doctrine, the time to find a good man who will marry you, is in your early 20's.

    You are SO right!

    Even from a purely physical point of view, pregnancies and their resulting children begin to be much more problematic, starting when the woman is in her early-to-mid thirties.

    My last child was born when I was almost 35 -- but even at that relatively young age, the pregnancy was more difficult for me to carry that the previous pregnancies in my 20s. I was already getting too "old," from an obstetrical point of view.

    Obstetrical old-ness has little to do with a woman's looks -- she can be outwardly youthful-looking and even very "fit." But if she has her first baby when she is over 34 years old, she will be considered an "elderly primigravida" by medical professionals, for good reason.

    Children borne of such "late" pregnancies also tend to have more physical problems than children borne of mothers in their 20s (which is NOT to say that their lives are worth less; it is merely an observation of fact).

    As more news gets out about the higher risk of physical and mental problems faced by children borne of IVF treatments (e.g. autism) and other extreme measures that are taken by desperate women in their 40s ... I think we will begin to see more women take a jaundiced view of feminist dogma that insists that career must come first, and children last.

  • Marriage Rates Plummet–Projection of Never-Married Rates to 2017

    08/13/2013 7:34:10 PM PDT · 13 of 28
    shhrubbery! to ClaytonP
    The liberals have the demographic advantage in the short term, but it will shift the other way in the second half of this century.

    Liberals are importing their replacement voters, in the form of masses of government-dependent illegal immigrants ... they aren't legal voters now, but they will be soon.

  • Marriage Rates Plummet–Projection of Never-Married Rates to 2017

    08/13/2013 7:30:02 PM PDT · 10 of 28
    shhrubbery! to wmfights
    My wife went to law school with a bunch of women and most only had 1 child, or none. When they've had some wine they will admit they regret they didn't have any, or more than one.

    And those career women who did have one child? A lot of them likely had a child with mental and emotional deficits (e.g. autism) -- due to having delayed childbearing until they were past the optimal age.

    At some point, women are going to realize that their feminist fantasy indoctrination is not the way life really works -- at least not the Sex and the City scenario of women having "fun" + career, and waiting until their mid-30s to try to find a decent man to settle down with and have children.

  • Votes for Mortgages: If you liked the subprime crisis, you'll love what the feds are cooking up now

    08/12/2013 10:13:39 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    shhrubbery! to traditional1
    Just pushing to get more mortgages to Holder's People, with no income other than Welfare and Food Stmaps to secure them.

    Re the so-called poor obtaining mortgages with nothing to secure the mortgage ... I've been wondering for years now ...

    1. Whatever happened to Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?
    2. Why didn't PMI save us from the housing bubble debacle?

    For anyone who's never heard of PMI, it was an insurance- homebuyers used to be required to buy --by the bank that held the mortgage- if the homebuyers' down payment was below a certain percentage of the home's purchase price (say, less than 20% down payment).

    We were forced to pay PMI for years. If we had defaulted on our mortgage (which we didn't), the mortgage bank would've been made whole by our PMI insurer.

    Was the requirement to pay PMI abolished during the housing bubble years? Because it was "unfair" to minorities?

  • Oprah Gets Swiss Apologies for 'Racist' Encounter

    08/09/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · 46 of 53
    shhrubbery! to RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
    I suspect if I walked in looking at a $38K handbag for the wife they’d tell me the same thing , and rightfully so.


    There is certain character trait I've noticed about some Swiss. They can become overbearing in a surprisingly personal way. Once when I was dining in a Swiss restaurant with my family (all of us being mature grownups), our waitress haughtily instructed us that we must finish eating our serving of peas.

    But the treatment Oprah got is no different than that received by most ordinary-looking white customers, who dare to enter a snooty store anywhere in the world. Employees in these establishments are instructed to behave in a condescending manner toward everyone except celebrities or well-known rich people. They want hoi-polloi to leave and stop wasting their time.

    There was news recently about high-end stores installing facial recognition technology in an effort to prevent this kind of embarrassment, i.e., failure to offer fawning service to a glamorous customer because the employees don't happen to recognize the celeb.

  • ‘I’m not sure how to trust’: George Zimmerman’s family forced into isolation

    08/05/2013 8:26:23 AM PDT · 19 of 29
    shhrubbery! to kevcol
    Hmm, if my last name were Zimmerman, I would carry cash to pay for coffee, gasoline etc -- especially in urban areas.

    I would also turn off my laptop's wifi receiver port unless I was certain I was in a location that provided secure internet access.

  • Having It All Without Having Children

    08/04/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT · 17 of 179
    shhrubbery! to HangnJudge
    Why have Children, the Government will take care of you when you are old Do I really need to add the /sarc tag...

    And even those who have children, might now need to worry whether those adult children will take care of them ...

    ... I read an article somewhere about a growing trend of adult children abandoning their elderly parents to the tender care of the State.

    Although the article didn't give a theory as to why this should be, I immediately thought, "This is the day care generation." I.e., children who were abandoned to day care centers when they were small, will not bond properly with their parents -- and may not feel any particular duty toward them when their parents become old and infirm.

    One more comment re the linked article in Time mag:

    With fertility treatment widely available...even clinically infertile women have more options than ever to become mothers...

    The "Time" writer neglects to mention something important: That we now know that some infertility treatments, e.g. IVF, run a high risk of producing children with a variety of physical and mental problems.

  • Catholic school fires gay teacher after wedding

    08/01/2013 9:31:46 PM PDT · 18 of 34
    shhrubbery! to Dilbert San Diego
    If you work for a religious organization, are you required to live your life according to their teachings?

    There have been several recent cases of Catholic schools firing female teachers who became pregnant out of wedlock. (Whether the teachers were professed Catholics or not, I don't know, but I don't think that would make a difference, in principle.)

    So firing a male teacher for similar behavior --disrespecting the institution of marriage-- would be treating the gander the same as the goose.