Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Past and the Pending 

FPN has moved to a (slightly) less political format at The PastandthePending.com. Feel free to stop by and let me know what you think. I enjoyed blogging here, but wanted to take on a little more than politics and felt having the word "news" in the title limited me a bit.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Climbing Up the Walls 

John Cole's on fire here:
2.) No one is asking you for your support, anyway. They are just asking you stop the people who are bombing the clinics where this is done, shooting the few doctors who provide these procedures, distributing wanted signs with rewards of them, hassling and stalking the people who work there. In other words, they are asking that you treat the people threatening all of these people on a daily basis to be treated as they are- as a terror cell. But your support for their medical decision? Trust me, your moral support is the last damned thing on their mind.

3.) Andrew is wildly against single-payer. It’s socialist. Is he regularly donating to a charity that helps pay the millions of dollars of medical bills that multiple futile heart surgeries or multiple spinal surgeries these babies must endure before they die? Even the rosy scenario he posted yesterday states that only 50% might live in some diminished capacity after multiple surgeries. Or are these poor women supposed to not only give birth to a child that will probably never live a healthy day in its short life, in a risky childbirth that may kill the woman, but they also win hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills for futile procedures? Sorry about your luck, lady, but we have people’s consciences to think about here. Does Andrew think the only people going through this are upper East Side liberals with platinum health insurance and a six figure income and a disdain for human life? Is anyone in the pro-life community funding this for people? Or are they just too busy trading bomb-making tips with Operation Rescue?

What this country really needs right now is a serious case of mind your own damned business. We’ve turned into a nation of busybodies and scolds, and people just need to back off. And that goes for the people opposed to and trying to make illegal Andrew’s marriage, for people like Andrew who sound like they want the weight of the law to come down on people making tragic medical decisions that lead to late-term abortions, for the nutjobs who thought they knew better than Michael Schiavo how to handle his horrible situation with his wife, to the lunatics screaming “murder” when we do stem cell research, and so on.

I’m really sick of the crap, and I don’t mean to harsh completely on Andrew, because I sense he does struggle with these matters. But if Andrew’s conscience can’t support a late-term abortion, then right now he is sitting pretty, because under our current system, anyone who doesn’t want an abortion doesn’t have to have one.

And that really should be the end of that.

I only wish it would be.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stop Whispering 

Is every arabic linguist in the military gay?


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Karma Police 

I don't want to hear another thing about the stupid Miss California pageant.


Thursday, May 07, 2009

My Iron Lung 

1976 Swine Flu propaganda.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fitter Happier 

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party and to counter President Obama's characterization of Republicans as "the party of 'no.'"

CNN has learned that the new initiative, called the National Council for a New America, will be announced Thursday.

It will involve an outreach by an interesting mix of GOP officials, ranging from 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain to Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and the younger brother of the man many Republicans blame for the party's battered brand: former President George W. Bush.

I know Jeb isn't George W, but when you're "rebranding" your party, some new faces not named "Bush" or "McCain" might be a good idea.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Work getting in the way of blogging...


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