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From ABC via Yahoo:
Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim. …
Personally, if I found out I were Hitler’s child, that’d make for some serious mental, spiritual and emotional issues.
Yet more “proof” that when it comes to all those late-night infomercials, especially diet and exercise related ones, it’s best to take a HUGE grain of salt – with which you will not eat but do curls. I must say that I’ve always noticed the changes in lighting, the “sheen” and typically if it’s a guy, he’s got a shaved chest… all to accentuate the “difference”.
Via Youtube and “Furious Pete”.
As Fidel Castro nears death’s door, he seems to be contemplating the hearafter.
From Get Religion and via La Republicca:
Fidel Castro will be received back into the communion of the Roman Catholic Church during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the island in March, the Italian press is reporting. If true, this is a remarkable story — and one that has yet to catch the attention of editors this side of the Atlantic.
On 1 Feb 2012, La Republicca — [Italy’s second largest circulation daily newspaper, La Republicca follows a center-left political line and is strongly anti-clerical; not anti-Catholic per se but a critic of the institutional church] — reported that as death approaches, the octogenarian communist has turned to God for solace.
The 9th Circuit Court has overturned Prop 8 in California… as if we didn’t see that coming. The story is far from over however.
Via the L.A. Times:
“A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year. …”
The battle continues, and this world continues to slouch towards Gomorrah.
Just because something is legal doesn’t make it morally right. The left loves to cling to laws as a basis or support for their warped ideas about morality.
I saw this coming last week when Komen first announced that they were going to divest themselves of PP and it was made known that Komen’s VP was pro-life.
From AP via Brietbart:
“… Karen Handel(HAN’-duhl) announced her resignation as vice president for public policy in a letter to Komen officials Tuesday.
Handel said in her letter that she had supported cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood. …”
Regardless, Komen’s “brand” is damaged. How serious remains to be seen. Both sides (pro-life/pro-choice) will probably be a bit shy and wary of supporting SGKftC.
Via The New York Times – of all places:
“…It’s true that abortion is only one of the services Planned Parenthood provides. (Although mammograms, it should be noted, are not necessarily among them: the group usually provides referrals, but not the mammogram itself, which is one of the reasonsKomen’s founder had cited for discontinuing the grant.) But abortion is hardly an itty-bitty and purely tangential aspect of its mission, as many credulous journalists have implied.
Planned Parenthood likes to claim that abortion accounts for just 3 percent of its services, for instance, and this statistic has been endlessly recycled in the press. But the percentage of the group’s clients who received an abortion is probably closer to 1 in 10, and Planned Parenthood’s critics have estimated, plausibly, that between 30 and 40 percent of its health center revenue is from abortion.
By way of comparison, the organization also refers pregnant women for adoption. In 2010, this happened 841 times, against 329,445 abortions. …”
The media in this nation are largely liberals in their ideological outlook, and it flavors everything they report on, even in the name of journalistic integrity and neutrality. Continue to shine a light on PP, the media and abortion.
The Susan G Komen Foundation has backpedaled from withdrawing funds to Planned Parenthood. Belgian waffles anyone?
From the SGKftCF via Dallas News:
“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.
The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not. …”
Myspace anyone? Pets.com? Bubbles, bubbles, bub-bubbly, bubbles…
“… The world’s biggest social network is expected to seek a $75 billion to $100 billion valuation in its IPO, the most anticipated stock offering from Silicon Valley since Google Inc went public in 2004.
At Granite Investment Advisors in New Hampshire, Chief Investment Officer Scott Schermerhorn has already been fielding queries from clients eager to get in on the action.
“We had some clients call and once we step them through the numbers, they sober up,” he said. “The valuation is 100 times earnings in a stock market that is trading at 12.”
“At the end of the day, if you have a small amount of money that you are in a position to lose a chunk of it and you want to speculate on Facebook, go ahead,” he added. “But don’t use money that you really need to save to do it. I would put it in Microsoft, which is dirt cheap right now.” …”
Gov. Daniels has signed into law a “right to work” bill, making Indiana the 23rd state to have such a law. It could be a harder battle for such laws to appear in more/the rest of the nation due to various factors, notably, regional political landscapes and climates.
Read AP via Fox News or Hot Air‘s analysis with links.
The idea of closed shops and employees (especially prospective ones) being forced into a union and forced to pay dues has always seemed very undemocratic to me. Had I taught in a public school using my degree, I’d have been in a bit of a quandary.
Missouri’s Right To Work proponents are looking to bypass Gov. Nixon and take the issue directly to the public for vote. I’m unsure how this will play out but I have serious doubts. The state is often runs 50/50 on such contentious, obvious conservative v. liberal issues. About half the state population is centered in the two metro areas of Kansas City and St. Louis, both of which lean Democrat/liberal. Over the last several years there have been at least a few bills that have passed or failed by less than 2% difference.
Related – Missouri Right To Work site.