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Another Reason to Vote Christian Values November 3, 2008

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If you’re too lazy to click, then just read it below. I copied and pasted it from Kevin’s site. Author is Kevin Bussey with an editorial from the Washington Times.

Editorial from Washington Times]

If you want to know Barack Obama’s real views on abortion, you should meet registered nurse Jill Stanek.

Mrs. Stanek worked at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois from 1993 to 2001. When she worked in the hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department she saw that babies who survived abortion attempts were left to die alone in supply rooms. They could linger for as long as eight hours, without medical care, without even the dignity of a warm blanket or a soft touch. Their tiny bodies were then dumped in the trash. Mr. Obama’s spiritual mentor served on the board of the hospital. Mrs. Stanek went on a public crusade to protect these children.

At a 2001 Illinois legislature hearing, Mr. Obama questioned Mrs. Stanek. She insisted that children needed medical care if they were born alive. Mr. Obama said: “Ms. Stanek, your initial testimony last year showed your dismay at the lack of regard for human life. I agreed with you last year and we suggested that there be a Comfort Room or something of that nature be done. The hospital acknowledged that and changes were made and you are still unimpressed. It sounds to me like you are really not interested in how these fetus [es] are treated, but rather not providing absolutely any medical care or life to them.”

Mrs. Stanek replied: “What the hospital did was try to make things look better. What it really is, is that the baby is still dead.”

In committee testimony, Mr. Obama said it was sufficient to give “comfort care” to a baby that is born despite all the efforts to kill it. “Comfort care” means giving the infant a warm blanket and permitting the baby to be held by someone as it dies. This is the most Mr. Obama could find in his heart to provide – a warm blanket for a child grasping for life. Mrs. Stanek told The Washington Times that Mr. Obama showed callousness when he questioned her in committee testimony: His inability to grasp that babies born alive need medical care was disturbing.

Despite all the details Mrs. Stanek provided in her testimony, Mr. Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act in the Illinois legislature in 2002 – a bill that would give legal protection and medical assistance to a baby born from a botched abortion. Mr. Obama stated that he feared the bill could undermine Roe v. Wade. When a similar bill was put to Congress, other lawmakers had better sense and bigger hearts: The Born Alive Infants Protection Act passed the Senate with a vote of 98-0. It was signed into law by President Bush on Aug. 5, 2002. Infants born alive are now recognized as legal persons with full rights.

Mr. Obama even voted against banning partial-birth abortion – a radical procedure – in the Senate, in October, 2007. Since 2005, he has a 100 percent rating on pro-choice votes by NARAL, a leading, national pro-choice organization.

There is no doubt that Mr. Obama wants not only to uphold existing abortion laws, but a more radical view. At an address before Planned Parenthood on July 17, 2007, Mr. Obama said: “The first thing I will do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” He received a standing ovation. FOCA was introduced in Congress in November 1989 by Rep. Don Edwards, California Democrat. The legislation has since been a focal point for staunch pro-choicers. The bill would codify the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, into law in all the states. This would overturn state laws that have been passed to limit or delay abortions. Contrary to Mr. Obama’s pledges to reduce the number of abortions, he really wants to make them easier to get – while overriding state and federal laws.

Mr. Obama wants to uphold an abortion policy that has a disproportionate impact on blacks. The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, finds that 13 percent of the U.S. population is black, but 37 percent of all abortions are performed on black women and teens: Blacks are 4.8 times as likely as whites to have an abortion. A vote for Mr. Obama is, in effect, a vote that permits the disproportionate elimination of blacks in America.

Read more here.

[From me]

I’m not going to call Senator Obama a liar like the Times but what he said there is much different than what he told Pastor Rick Warren this summer.  It is truly sad that anyone would be for the elimination of life.

I decided to take a break from taking a break to post this. Election day being tomorrow and all.
Vote Christian values — unless you’re not a Christian — then vote moral values. Either way it’s not a vote for the Obama team. Either way you look at it.


Still Confused? October 30, 2008

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 5:23 am
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Allow me to clear things up for you.

6 weeks gestation
I have seen all of my babies except Jeremy
around the 6th week. They all (even the one
we lost in miscarriage) had heartbeats this early.

8 weeks gestation

10-12 weeks gestation

12-16 weeks gestation

20 weeks gestation
At this stage a partial-birth abortion
would be performed.

6 months gestation

Unborn baby nearly full term
3D Ultrasound Image

A newborn baby moments after birth.

So now remind me again.
When is a baby a human?
When is it ok to murder one?
Show me which picture you think fits
the “right time” to abort the child.

Vote Republican.


Allow Me to be Even Bolder October 29, 2008

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 9:56 am
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You people who intend to vote for Obama sicken me. To the pits and the depths of my stomach. I respect your right, however, I don’t understand you. How can you turn your backs on MILLIONS of unborn babies? Explain that to me. That is my ONLY question to you Obama supporters.

How can you turn your backs on MILLIONS of unborn babies?

And you call yourselves Christians?

Watch this

Don’t bother me with your soapboxes about the homeless or redistributing the wealth or healthcare or what have you. I want ONE question answered and that’s it.


Nothing else
In this world
Pisses me off more!


Negative Competition September 21, 2008

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 8:21 am
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This is unhealthy.

As a kid, I remember bashing the other team. I still joke about it now as an adult, but it’s a joke (No, I don’t really hate Michigan, folks. It’s just fun to have a rival). Back then, I was serious. I hated that team and it’s mascot. I hated the people who went to that team’s school. I hated the coach and all the staff too. Hate. Emotions of a teenager  — illogical at best. “UA Sucks” I chanted from the stands and I meant it. Later, as an adult, I worked in UA, ate lunch in UA, drove through UA and I realized UA does not suck. It is quite beautiful. UA is a place I’d live in a heartbeat (if it was in a different climate). I love UA!!


I think I’m too far removed. And I like it that way.

I don’t do TV other than using it to entertain and educate my children. I’ll sit down to watch a medical show now and again to educate myself. I’ll watch a late night game with Rich just to spend time with him minus the kids. It’s a tool.

Because of this, I am not bombarded with the election. I haven’t seen the political ads. It’s a good thing. I can’t stand the smut that drives these campaigns to lower themselves to the level of teenagers in negative competition. It’s like glorified high school. Ick!!

There is this woman who goes to my church. She’s in my Thursday night Bible study. This past week was our first one. She almost immediately started talking about the election. I was sitting right next to her and I totally shut the heck down. Election talk at a Bible study? How inappropriate to me. Plus, she acted as if everyone in the room is voting for her candidate of choice. Interesting. Thankfully the two women in charge successfully shut her up after four different tries. Ei Yi Yi!!

I remember competition in the work place. I remember working at one national jewelry chain and competing with the other popular retail jewelry chain down the mall. I remember coming in at a lower price to get the sale. I remember walking customers down to their store to compare quality, price, warranty, etc. and always (always) getting the sale. The employees of that store hated to see me coming with one of their potential customers. They knew they were about to kiss that sale goodbye. And they were right.

I remember working for a subcontractor who did work for the #1 builder in Columbus, Ohio. I also remember how tough the competition was to keep the contract and how easily low-balled we could get. My boss was forever canoodling with the big wigs at this builder in order to keep good relations. He bought them lunches, dinners, did stuff at their personal homes without charging them, took them golfing, and they took and took from him. He needed that contract. He fed, sheltered, and clothed his family with that contract. He paid his employees with that contract. It was everything to him. To lose it meant he could lose everything he had worked for.

I was also a licensed Realtor once. That is one competitive, back-biting industry. Too stressful. Too many Realtors competing for your clients. I couldn’t take it. My Dad is a Realtor and he has been taken advantage of time and again. He’s good at what he does, but he gets burned too and it is hard for me to take when I know it’s happening. My brother-in-law is a very successful Realtor. I have a friend whose husband is also a Realtor. It’s a tough job. It takes nerves of steel and perseverance. It takes nights and weekends and always being attached to your cell phone. I takes hours upon hours of work and sometimes deals fall through. It can be laced with negativity and deceit. Ugh!!

In the midst of this competition, there was much negativity. Negative talk among employees. Negative banter when the other company got a better deal or a better contract or a better client. Negative.

It’s not healthy.

I have heard that there are a lot of hospital politics. I hope, for the life of me, that when I become a nurse it won’t get to me. I hope I won’t get sucked in.

How much better would a person or company look if they took the high road every single time?

How many more customers would flock to buy their products if they refused to come down to that negative level of competition and just kept it above and beyond them to behave that way?

How many more votes would a candidate get if he or she absolutely refused to cut down the other candidate no matter how hateful the other candidate was?

What if we raised our expectations? What if we no longer tolerated the negative? What if we, ourselves, decided not to be negative? What impact would that have on our society that seems to thrive on negativity?

It’s a challenge. Especially for me. But I’m up for it. Anyone want to join me?

Let’s refuse to succumb to negative competition. Let’s refuse to cut others down even when we don’t agree or when we’re being attacked. Let’s turn the other cheek — let’s do it!

Who is with me?


Do They Really Think We Care? September 13, 2008

Alright. Now I have to admit, I am not a big fan of anyone. I have my favorite tastes in music, but I wouldn’t wet myself if Carlos Santana walked up to me and asked me for change for a dollar. There are people I’d like to meet if only to ask a few questions. I’d like to sit down with Britney Spears. I would love to encourage her to keep trying everything she can to get her kids back and pat her on the back for starting to get her life back together. She’s worked hard, it seems. I’d like to eat a nice juicy hamburger cooked medium right on Pam Anderson’s lap squirting juicy dead cow in her left eye. Yeah! But that’s mean, isn’t it?

So since I’m not easily star struck I have this thing that makes me laugh. It seriously does. I wonder if these Hollywood types really think what they say about the election — good or bad — really makes a difference. Is it just me, or do others of you think most Hollywood actors and actresses are a bunch of good looking morons? How hard is it to pretend you’re someone you’re not on screen? Maybe I’m a bit naive, but seriously — if they can do it, I think most anyone can. The ones who can sing, well they are just gifted. That takes God given talent and sometimes a lot of training and some guts and some confidence. But it appears that a lot of these actors and singers get this elitist attitude that they can swing an election based on their opinions of a candidate (or a candidate’s running mate). It makes me laugh. I think, “shut up puppet, here’s another dollar — dance puppet dance.” I know I have a mean streak so you don’t need to send me angry e-mails or badger me about how oh so judgmental I am being — look in the mirror baby, then once you see your flawlessness you can throw your stones.

So tell me — what is the ONE or TWO things that decides it for you. You don’t have to reveal your candidate of choice. Just tell me what makes you lean one way or the other. Mine is simple — abortion. That’s it. Period. I don’t care about anything else. My opinion of a person’s character begins with his or her opinion on the sanctitiy of human life as well as their desire to defend the most innocent of us all, the unborn. As a result of my conviction in this matter, I will be voting for John McCain. Do I think he’s perfect? No. But who the heck is?

Spill it.