Friday, a massive crowd converged on Washington, DC, for the 46th annual March For Life. If you weren’t able to attend or watch it, video of all the speakers can be streamed on the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/marchforlife/
The featured speaker was Ben Shapiro (who addressed perhaps the stupidest of all pro-choice arguments: demanding that pro-lifers say whether they would have aborted Baby Hitler). Special kudos to Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski, sadly one of the few remaining pro-life Democrats in the House, who had the courage to stand up in public and address the March For Life. And the big surprise was an appearance by Vice President Mike Pence, with a special message from President Trump.
To emphasize the complete about-face since the Obama years, Pence later tweeted some of the ways in which the Trump Administration has stood up to defend life, including appointing pro-life judges, ending the flow of government money to organizations that promote abortions overseas, and a rule change allowing states to deny Medicaid reimbursements to abortion providers. Naturally, liberals and Planned Parenthood got a federal judge to block that rule change, but on Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the rule change.
There are more March For Life events taking place this week around the nation. For more information and to support the March For Life, visit their website at http://www.marchforlife.org and to find an event near you, see https://marchforlife.org/mfl-2019/local-march-for-life-events/
There are a lot of things about abortion that Planned Parenthood and other defenders of that barbaric procedure don’t want you to know. That’s why they try to silence critics, prosecute undercover reporters, and hide what they do behind walls, feeble excuses and fuzzy euphemisms such as “reproductive health care” (a bizarre term indeed for “killing and dismembering your pre-born child.”)
At the link is a story about a little-known aspect of abortion clinics that deserves exposure. It’s about the people who pose as helpful and caring patient aides, but are actually there to insure that the pregnant woman doesn’t think too deeply about what she’s about to do, the impact it will have on her for the rest of her life, and the possible life-saving alternatives, but just to make sure she gets in the door so they can run her credit card and abort her child as quickly as possible. They’re known as the “escorts.” But to those in the pro-life movement who try to offer women real help (those whose message they are paid to block), they are known as the “escorts of death.”
Warning: this story might make you feel anger and revulsion at just how low some members of the human race can sink.
I warned you yesterday that the story about Michael Cohen allegedly telling Robert Mueller that President Trump told him to lie to Congress should be taken with a big shaker of salt if listened to at all. It was about an admitted perjurer and sleazeball lawyer and was based on unnamed sources in a story on Buzzfeed, the bottom-dwelling website with little or no journalistic integrity. This is the site that printed the Steele Russian dossier full of unsubstantiated rumors about Trump when not even the most Trump-hating mainstream outlet would touch it with a ten-foot pair of tongs.
Of course, history repeated itself: just as with the Steele dossier, once Buzzfeed threw the raw meat out there, Democratic politicians began citing it as reason for more investigations and impeachment proceedings, and major media outlets went wall-to-wall with it. They were certain that THIS time, they had Trump, just as Wile E. Coyote is certain that the arrival of each new useless Acme Co. gadget will spell the end of the Roadrunner. And just like Wile E. Coyote, all the talking heads, politicians and Buzzfeed editors ended up falling flat on their faces.
The story raged all over the media for less than a day before Mueller’s office took the virtually unprecedented step of releasing a public statement branding the story as “not accurate.” Buzzfeed and its crushed defenders used the understandable curtness of the statement to try to split hairs and suggest that maybe Mueller just meant some details weren’t accurate. But more reputable reporters said that sources with knowledge of Mueller’s testimony denied that he told Mueller that Trump told him to lie to Congress, and Trump blasted it as “fake news.”
In fact, the deeper you look into the Buzzfeed story, the shakier it gets.
So if you wondered why I devoted so little space to it yesterday when everyone else was going ballistic over it, it wasn’t bias on my part. It was just because some stories, no matter how much of an airing they get, still give off the stench of overripe Limburger cheese.
I don’t want to be mean, but sometimes, the jokes just write themselves. Like when a “Democratic” Socialist revolutionary tries to create a dramatic confrontation on social media, and it turns into the scene from “This Is Spinal Tap” where the band gets lost trying to find their way to the stage.
According to a study by Pew Research, 58 percent of Americans feel that the news media simply don’t understand people like them. Not surprisingly, among Republicans, that number zooms to 73%. I’m kind of curious about who the quarter of Republicans are who think that Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews really “get where they’re coming from.” You’d think they might have suspected the media were out of touch with their lives when they voted for a guy who promised to bring back blue collar jobs, enforce immigration laws and stop the government form persecuting them for their religious beliefs, and the media immediately branded them as white supremacists.
This theme of NY/LA/DC Bubble Dwellers being clueless about what they derisively term “Flyover Country” (and the rest of us call “America”) is hardly new. One year ago, conservative podcaster John Ekdahl tweeted that the three most popular vehicles in the US were all pickup trucks and simply asked how many journalists know anybody who owns one. It triggered a furious meltdown among liberals who viciously attacked Ekdahl and his question, but few of whom could name anyone who owns a pickup truck.
And of course, long before Pew, Ekdahl’s tweet or even Donald Trump entering the Presidential race, one amazingly prescient commentator wrote an entire book about how out of touch the elites of politics and the media were with the people they were supposed to represent/report on. Tomorrow marks four years since that book was published, yet they’ve still learned nothing from it and are even more out of touch and locked in their echo chamber than ever. It's not too late for them to buy a copy. Oh, and you can get one, too.
I’m not going to say anything more today about a certain razor company’s ad that implied that the vast majority of men fall into one of two categories: sexist jerk pigs and oblivious doofuses who stand idly by, watching the sexist jerk pigs. I think that company’s gotten enough publicity, even if much of it was deservedly negative.
But I will give them credit for this: that ad so upset the founder and CEO of the Egard Watch Company that he decided to risk his business and the ire of the Twitter mobs, and defy all his cautious business advisers, by making his own ad about what a man is. It’s at this link, along with his story about why he felt compelled to make it. And even though it contains no commercial message at all, it sure does make me want to buy an Egard Watch.
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