Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Difficult Goodbye to Knut the Polar Bear

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that beloved polar bear Knut is dead.  I have written about Knut 10 times, starting when he was a baby and being threatened by "animal-rights" activists.  I had regular updates on the cutest bear ever. 

Then he grew up to be an adult and thus not so cute.  My last update was an article that said Knut was turning into a "publicity-addicted psycho bear."  He was found today dead in the water - did he kill himself?  I can only wonder if he ended up like so many self-destructive, troubled child stars.

He exists now only in our memories, as a cute, lovable baby bear.

MSNBC has a nice Knut retrospective photo gallery here.

Links to all my Knut posts, beginning with my first:

Talk about destroying the villiage to save it . . . so sad!

Polar cub update - w/ new cute pic!

I'm nuts for Knut!

Are they Knuts?!

RIP Cute Knut (Welcome old, ugly Knut)

Nearing the end of an era

Another Knut-ty update!

WAAAAHH! I miss baby Knut!

Knut is going knuts!


RIP, Knut (2007-2011)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How Planned Parenthood Exploits Minors

How sick to think that Planned Parenthood workers are so eager to facilitate minors exercising their "reproductive freedom" to abort that they don't consider or care that these trafficked and abused children have been stripped of any real reproductive freedom - to choose whether or not to engage in sexual activity - and are being raped and exploited.

To Planned Parenthood, getting a quick buck off of their minor victims is more important than their health or safety.

Big Abortion values "access," (i.e. as many clinics as possible to rake in the dough) above all else and is willing to tolerate abuses so long as their larger goals are met.

They'd rather have dirty, dangerous abortion mills in operation than have these clinics submit to government health inspections and regulations that would put them out of business. They'd rather help exploited child prostitutes get secret abortions than report abuse to authorities and scare other potential predator customers away.

After all, choosing to help women and children would be bad for business and, in the end, Big Abortion is big business. One that the government should not be funding with our tax dollars.
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WAGNER: Planned Parenthood: A culture of sexploitation

Group takes federal money while ignoring laws against exploitation of minors

Under the federal anti-trafficking law, any juvenile younger than 18 who is subjected to commercial sexual exploitation is a victim of human trafficking - a victim of modern-day slavery. Under our legal system, no child can consent to engage in prostitution. Similarly, no children who are trapped in a situation of commercial sexual exploitation can give informed consent to undergo an abortion or receive a regime of contraception because of the trauma and manipulation to which they are subjected routinely and constantly. Yet the health care providers in these videos appear all too eager to sign up juvenile victims for both abortions and contraceptives.
To subject a juvenile victim of commercial sexual exploitation to either an abortion or contraception has only one purpose: to sustain her exploitation, and only one beneficiary: the trafficker/pimp. This is why the Live Action videos are so revealing and so shocking. They show health care professionals, employed by a national organization receiving taxpayer funds, who not only do not fulfill their obligation to report to authorities these potential cases of child abuse, but actually are willing to facilitate that abuse.

UPDATE: WAAAAAAAH Most Virginia abortion clinics can't meet new health and safety standards and will have to close!  BOO HOO

What does this say about these clinics?

Friday, March 11, 2011

My Toilet, My Choice!

This is pretty funny! It's not too often the Senate dabbles in toilet talk - at least in a productive way. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) did just that yesterday when he gripped about low flow government toilet standards that have made toilets less effective.

I'm familiar with these kind of Al Gore toilets and you can tell the difference. Often you have to flush it twice (which kind of defeats the purpose of limiting the number of gallons flushed in newer toilets, doesn't it?) to get it to do the job the old toilets used to do.

I think Sen. Paul speaks for many of us when he says, “I’ve been waiting 20 years to talk about how bad these toilets are!"

Here are some humorous blurbs from a Politico article on the hearing:
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Paul wants government hands off his toilet

And don’t even get him started about his toilet.

“Frankly, my toilets don’t work in my house, and I blame you and people like you who want to tell me what I can install in my house,” Paul said. He added, “I find it insulting.
“But you come instead with fines [and] threats of jail.” (For the record, at no point during the hearing did Hogan threaten to arrest Paul.)
Hogan said, “My view is what you want —”

“Is to buy a toilet that works!” Paul interrupted.
“I’ve been waiting 20 years to talk about how bad these toilets are,” Paul later said.
Chairman Jeff Bingaman responded, “Well, I’m sorry about your toilet.”

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Ok, this has to be the GREATEST.PICTURE.EVER of dear old Joey Biden:

Now, really - who wouldn't want this to be the face of Delaware schools?!
Delaware voters say no to Joe Biden -- for name of school

h/t Hoosier Access: Caption this! 
My fav caption submission so far is "I went to my plastic surgeon... got the 'Nancy Pelosi'"