The latest pro-life news (09/26/16)

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March with us in January

Is this your year to join us in Washington, D.C., for the national March for Life?

You can already reserve your spot for the Jan. 27, 2017, trip.

If Washington’s not on your list for January, you can catch a ride on Pro-Life Wisconsin buses from 10 different stops for the March for Life Chicago, Jan. 15, 2017.

It seems early to be thinking about the marches, but they’ll come fast once the holiday season is upon us.

Check our March page to find registration forms and more information.

God bless,
Pro-Life Wisconsin staff

40 Days for Life starts Wednesday

40 Days for Life is the international campaign that puts prayer vigil warriors on the sidewalks and rights-of-way outside abortion facilities.

If you haven’t signed up for a prayer vigil time, find an open spot at a facility near you.

This year’s 40 Days for Life will have campaigns in all 50 states – a first for the organization.

40 Days for Life leaders are visiting each state to visit with vigil holders and have a rally. Find more about the Wisconsin events here.

If you can’t attend a vigil outside an abortion facility, please align your hearts and prayers with those who are out there. Your prayers are important, too.

Pro-Life News

POLAND: The lower house of Parliament voted Friday to reject a “Save Women” bill proposing abortion on demand and continue the legislative process on a “Stop Abortion” measure that could result in a total ban on abortion in Poland. PLW: Strong support for eliminating abortion in countries like Poland show that it’s possible in the United States.

BABY BODY PARTS: The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has voted to hold StemExpress in contempt of Congress for stonewalling its investigation into the harvesting and sale of aborted babies’ body parts. PLW: StemExpress’ noncompliance with congressional subpoenas is a strong indication of their violation of federal laws against selling human organs.

CONTRACEPTION: Bayer just received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new contraceptive device called Kyleena, which is designed to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. PLW: Bayer, which sponsors World Contraception Day today, is still in legal trouble over Essure, another contraceptive device.

SURVIVOR: A woman who survived a saline abortion procedure told Congress this morning about her amazing story of beating death. PLW: What began as a woman’s “choice,” legal abortion quickly developed into infanticide.

PENCE: “I speak on behalf of my wife and I, I would tell you there is no more important cause to the Pences than the cause of life.” PLW: Mike Pence’s strong pro-life statements, backed by his leadership and solid voting record in Congress, have increased pro-lifers confidence in a Trump presidency.

ABORTED BABIES: Current rules allow aborted baby remains, as with other medical tissue, to be ground up and discharged into a sewer system. PLW: We applaud the proposed Texas rule requiring the cremation or burial of miscarried and aborted babies and encourage the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to do the same.

CLINTON: “Our children deserve the best possible start in life.” PLW: For Hillary Clinton and the pro-abortion movement, preborn human beings are not “children” worthy of protection and love.

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VIA Wisconsin Right To Life.

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Video: Pro-Life Ad Targets Democrats’ Extremism on Abortion

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Remember the Huge Embryonic Stem Cell Research Debate? Turns Out the Pro-Life Side Was Right


AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…

“Professional cuddlers:” Army of volunteers helps care for newborn babies at hospitals across SE WI

Shon Coleman still fighting cancer – for others (Please make sure you watch the video in the article).


The Headline of the Year?

I’ve been flattered in the past when new bloggers have come to me for advice. I told them that like newspapers, Internet articles and blogs, you want to entice or persuade people to read. You do that with a headline that teases. The headline is so good that without giving away the entire gist it somehow tantalizes readers to go the next step and open your piece to read. It’s like fishing. You lure them in.

Success!

Trust me this works. I get hooked often, and normally (not always) I’m not disappointed.

Here’s an example. My lovely wife once blogged:

What is coming to the Fischers????!!!!

No doubt the heads of regular readers immediately started spinning with all kinds of possible answers.

Yours truly once blogged, “Nude photos.” The subject of the blog was, indeed, nude photos. But nude photos were never shown. Instead, a much larger, more serious issue was addressed and a point was made.

We’ll get back to the title of this blog, but first, when you think of …

It usually doesn’t turn your mind to …

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However, there could be a connection.

From Duke Today:

Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality. 

In the study, men reported a greater sense of spirituality shortly after taking oxytocin and a week later.

That’s one way of putting it. Here’s a quick sample of how some other media outlets have described the Duke study.

The so-called “love hormone,” oxytocin, which occurs naturally in the body and is released during sex, boosts spirituality, according to research from Duke University. The study suggests that when you increase lovemaking, life gets more, well, divine.

Having more sex makes men more likely to believe in God.

Researchers claim having sex inspires spirituality and even belief in God.

After a racy romp with your partner, running off to church might be the last thing on your mind. But science has shown that having more sex makes men more devout and more likely to pray.

OK, let’s return to the headline discussion.One of the online sites reporting the oxytocin study was The Sun, a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom. You know the type. Has front pages like…

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I won’t link to The Sun’s oxytocin report. It has some sidebars that some might find  a bit questionable. But I will share their headline.

Ready?

OH GOD YES!

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My Most Popular Blogs (09/26/16)


My most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) Franklin alderwoman wants a do-over on the Ballpark Commons

2) Franklin mayor proposes slight budget levy increase

3) Best Cartoons of the Week (09/24/16)

4) Over at the current home of the Bucks…

5) The latest pro-life news (09/19/16)

6) WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER RERUN: When I’m loving my little baby girl and being a dad, please don’t say, “Just wait”

7) Would you be happier, God forbid, if you stopped reading my blog?

8) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (09/17/16)

9) 1652 words, 46 paragraphs

10) 44% say knock it off or we turn you off

AND, worth another look

Culinary no-no #490

THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FOOD BLOGS, BUT ONLY ONE CULINARY NO-NO!

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The sophisticated martini.

Gin (or vodka), vermouth, ice, and a garnish.

And no, this week’s no-no is not that martinis are bad for you. And no, we not going to explore the 7,542 varieties of martinis.

Regular readers realize we’ll get to it…eventually. But first, some great places in Milwaukee to get a classic martini.


Elsa’s on the Park


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Branded at the Iron Horse Hotel

Let’s head over to Greendale.


Joey Gerard’s, a Bartolotta restaurant.

They serve Joey’s Martini made with Death’s Door Gin, Death’s Door Vodka,
and Cocchi Americano Vermouth Bianco. The cost: $7.75.  That’s reasonable.

Time to travel again.

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The city by the Bay is the home of Epic Steak.

Yes,  a good martini is assured.

Gin? $18.00.

Vodka? $18.00

Their most expensive martini will set you back, get this, $43. No that is not a typo. $43.

You’re thinking they gotta be using some fancy gin or hoity-toity vodka, probably an exotic vermouth. Not exactly correct, but you’re on the right track.

For the answer we need another Golden Gate Bridge photo, but different than the one above.

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That works.

The $43 Fog Point Martini features Hangar One “Fog Point” Vodka and looks like…

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This “special” vodka has a story. Read the label.

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I’m sure the Fog Point martini is tasty (it better be). But I find myself concurring with Esther Mobley of the SF Chronicle:

Hold on. Forty-three dollars? For a martini? Even in a town where a one-bedroom in a sinking tower will cost you nearly $4 million, that’s an expensive drink.

Read more, including how they secure the fog, here.

Photos of the Week (09/25/16)

1) Protesters surround a police vehicle in Charlotte on Tuesday. The protests broke out after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side. They continued into early Wednesday morning, when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway. Photo: Jeff Siner / AP

2) Protesters throw objects at police officers on I-85 during protests. Photo: Sean Rayford / Getty Images

3) Crime scene investigators work at the scene of an  explosion last weekend on 23rd street between 6th and 7th in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, on Sept. 18, 2016. Photo: Craig Ruttle / AP

4) Ahmad Rahami, wanted in connection with blasts in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody  after a gun battle with police. The search for Rahami ended after police got a call about a man sleeping in the doorway of a local bar. Rahami was shot in the leg and possibly the arm but managed to shoot one police officer in the hand and another in a bulletproof vest during the confrontation, law enforcement officials said. The injuries sustained by Rahami and the officers did not appear to be life-threatening, officials said. Photo: Ed Murray / NJ Advance Media

5) A sniper from Misrata fires towards Islamic State militant positions in Sirte, Libya. Forces loyal to the United Nations-brokered government have waged a campaign to dislodge Islamic State from Sirte since June. Photo: Manu Brabo / AP

6) A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes a position on a building rooftop during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. ISMAIL ZETOUNY / Reuters

7) Rahela Sidiqi, a trustee of Women for Refugee Women and originally from Afghanistan, poses for a photograph amid life jackets used by refugees to cross the sea to Europe as they are laid out in London’s Parliament Square on Sept. 19. As world leaders gather in New York at the United Nations migration summit, Parliament Square was covered in what organizers are calling a “life jacket graveyard.” Some 2,500 life jackets used by refugees and migrants, including 625 used by children, were laid on the grounds on Monday, to highlight the thousands that have drowned or gone missing. Photo: Carl Court / Getty Images

8) A Ukrainian protester kicks a Russian man during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Kiev, where a polling station for Russia’s parliamentary election was open. Photo: YURI KIRNICHNY / AFP – Getty Images

9) A baby aardvark gets weighed at a Prague zoo. Photo: Zuma Press

10) Newborn white Bengal tiger cubs lie with their mother in a private zoo in Borysew near Lodz, Poland. Photo: Reuters

11) Two rare, four-day-old white baby lions are pictured at the private Zoo Safari in Borysew, Poland. Photo: AP

12) Two king penguins and their chick stand in their enclosure in the zoo of Schoenbrunn in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Reuters

13) After more than 100 years the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C. First Lady Michelle Obama hugs former President George W. Bush while President Barack Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush look on. The push for the museum began in 1915 with African-American Civil War veterans looking for a way to commemorate America’s black experience. Former President George W. Bush signed the law authorizing the construction in 2003. Photo: JIM LO SCALZO / EPA

14) Athletes cheer as fireworks erupt during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday night. RICARDO MORAES / Reuters

15) Wisconsin’s Corey Clement scores on a five-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter as Wisconsin beat Michigan State at East Lansing Saturday, 30-6. Photo: Journal Sentinel.

16) The new $1.1 billion US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis before last Sunday’s packer-Vikings game. Journal Sentinel photo.

17) Green Bay Packer QB Aaron Rodgers walks off the field last Sunday after losing to Minnesota on the road, 17-14. Photo: Journal Sentinel.

18) ‘Castellers’ form a human tower during the traditional Merce Fiestas at Saint Jaume square in Barcelona. Photo: QUIQUE GARCIA / EPA

19) A couple kisses while they take pictures in the middle of a field at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Ahn Young-joon / AP

20) Fashion designer Zac Posen, of Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” adjusts the dress of model Emily Ratajkowski. The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 18.  Photo: LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters

21) A model displays a 2017 Spring/Summer design by Alvarno at Madrid’s Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain. Photo: AP

22) People attend the screening of the film “Jaws” by director Steven Spielberg, at Strasbourg public baths during the European Fantastic Film Festival, in Strasbourg, France. Photo; VINCENT KESSLER / Reuters

23) A dog statue makes Shanghai, China, a little cuter. Photo: Splash News

Recommended Reading (09/24/16)

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

It’s Time for Conservatives to Boycott the NFL

After spending a week at work, hearing about the liberalism being forced on their kids at school, having liberalism shoved in their face by their local newspaper and being harangued by TV shows portraying people like them as creeps, a lot of conservative men like to relax by watching sports. Sports is a place where politics shouldn’t even be on the agenda….but IT IS.

Is Hillary In Danger of Pulling a Dukakis?

The fall came October 13, that election year, at the beginning of the second debate between Dukakis and Vice President George H.W. Bush. CNN’s Bernard Shaw famously came out of the gate asking how Dukakis would respond to a brutal assault on his wife: “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?”

Hillary Hates You

You’re deplorable. You’re irredeemable. With a wave of her limp, clammy hand, this sick old woman dismisses you from the company of those whose opinions have value, whose interests matter, who have any moral claim to participation in self-governance. You are less than nothing. You are vermin to be, at best, driven from society.

Democrats Are Losing Control of Black Americans

The Democratic Party’s worse nightmare happened when Donald Trump reached out to black Americans at a campaign rally in Wisconsin.  Trump’s outreach was prefaced by challenging blacks to do an honest assessment of their return on investment after 50 years of voting Democrat.  The most damning words that Trump spoke were “what the hell do you have to lose” by voting Trump?  The last thing Democrats want blacks to do is to ponder that very question, knowing that the answer is nothing.

It doesn’t matter what names the mainstream media call Trump – he says exactly what most Americans think

Despite this unprecedented bombardment of mainstream abuse, Trump’s poll numbers keep rising and his chances of becoming President keep increasing. The reason, to me, is obvious: tens of millions of Americans just don’t agree with that withering verdict.They think Trump’s a fiery, flamboyant, super-rich, shoot-from-the-hip buccaneer on a mission to make America great again.

The Truth About Cops

It’s time for all the cop bashers out there to learn the truth about police work.  The short explanation is that while forensics and science play a large part in modern criminal investigations, being a police officer itself is not a science.

It’s imperfect people doing their best to enforce imperfect laws, in an often times very difficult environment, and being forced to make split second, sometimes life and death decisions, most of the time with little if any information to base their decisions on.

Hillary summons the dead for advice

In the 1996 book “The Choice,” Bob Woodward reports that Hillary conducted séances to summon the spirits of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi.

Through some crack investigative work — I paid a Russian hacker 20 bucks to access Hillary’s basement server — I determined that Hillary is still talking to dead people.

Week-ends (09/24/16)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Jason Falconer

Lee Parker

Kenneth Steil

Becca Murray

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Charlotte thugs

Anthony Weiner

Three mayors

Alice Lowe

Michelle Fortin

France

The Indiana Fever

Jody Allard

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Whoever leaked those documents committed really the only crime that occurred during much of this John Doe investigation. The simple release of the documents had prejudicial value, which is why the judge had said don’t allow it to happen.”
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said all leaks from the secret John Doe investigation should be looked at by a special prosecutor.Vos discussed the leak of more than 1,000 documents from the Doe probe to the British newspaper, The Guardian, which published them last week. The records from the probe had been ordered sealed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court Vos was a guest last Sunday on “UpFront with Mike Gousha”

“It seems like rioting is almost expected now when there is a cop shooting.  A cop shooting, period.  Don’t care about the details.  It seems like it’s now axiomatic that there’s going to be rioting or massive public protests or threats of rioting or threats of unrest every time the cops have to draw their weapons. We have regressed and we are in the process of regressing, specifically in the area of race relations, but in general throughout our culture.  Our culture is being roiled.  Our society is being torn asunder.  It is happening with happiness on the part of those doing the asundering.  They are gleeful and feel like they have an objective to accomplish here by further division, creating angst.”
Rush Limbaugh

“Why on earth would you not want to make sure that only citizens are registered and voting? That to me shows that the Obama administration and the left generally, which is behind this, wants to be able to steal elections if necessary. To me, that’s a crisis.”
Tom Fitton, author of “Clean House: Exposing Our Government’s Secrets and Lies

“John and Robert Kennedy devoted their greatest commitments and energies to the prevention of war and the preservation of peace. To them that was not an abstract formula but the necessary foundation of human life. But today’s Democrats have become the Party of War: a home for arms merchants, mercenaries, academic war planners, lobbyists for every foreign intervention, promoters of color revolutions, failed generals, exploiters of the natural resources of corrupt governments. We have American military bases in 80 countries, and there are now American military personnel on the ground in about 130 countries, a remarkable achievement since there are only 192 recognized countries. Generals and admirals announce our national policies. Theater commanders are our principal ambassadors. Our first answer to trouble or opposition of any kind seems always to be a military movement or action.”
Adam Walinsky worked in the Department of Justice during the Kennedy administration and later served as legislative assistant and speechwriter to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy

“Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask?”
Hillary Clinton during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Laborers’ International Union of North America

“With her summer lead having vanished, Clinton is now dealing with the fallout from two issues that have the potential to torment her until Election Day: the state of her health and a resurgence of radical Islamist attacks against US citizens on American soil. There may be nothing she can do about the former. The video of her nearly fainting outside the 9/11 memorial in New York is seared into the collective consciousness of the nation. As for the eruption of violence, Clinton is saddled with the unhappy task of defending President Obama’s ineffective war against the Islamic State while also trying to convince the public she’s tough on terror.”
Eric Fehrnstrom, a Republican political analyst and media strategist, and was a senior adviser to Governor Mitt Romney

“With only a year in national politics, he does not have to show a mastery of foreign and domestic policy details. Rather, he has to do what John F. Kennedy did in 1960, and what Ronald Reagan did in 1980. He has to meet and exceed expectations, which are not terribly high. He has to convince a plurality of voters, who seem prepared to vote for him, that he’s not a terrible risk, and that he will be a president of whom they can be proud. He has to show the country a Trump that contradicts the caricature created by those who dominate our politics, culture and press.”
Pat Buchanan on how Donald Trump wins Monday night’s debate

“We have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community. I will consider it a personal insult and an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote. If you care about our legacy, realize everything we stand for is at stake. All the progress we’ve made is at stake in this election.”
President Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala

The president’s hyper emotional plea for Democrats, especially nonwhite Democrats, to vote this November is just another sign that the party is in a state of panic. Clinton has years of experience in public life, serving as a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and being First Lady. This should be a landslide win for her, instead the polls have shown that the race is virtually a dead heat, with some noting that her lock on the Electoral College has been broken. People don’t like, trust, or are fond of old, sick Hillary.”
Matt Vespa, the Associate Editor at Townhall.com

“They (the media) are 100 percent in the tank for Hillary Clinton.”
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell

“My friends — one of my friends, Leon Wieseltier, calls it a national emergency. My friends won’t even read any — if I do interviews with Trump. They won’t read them. And basically, they would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should have a total free pass.”
NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd

“For all Hillary’s hundreds of millions of corporate dollars and legions of Clinton Foundation strategists, she could never quite shake Trump, who at 70 seemed more like a frenzied 55.”
Victor Davis Hanson, classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“No one is trying to gas the transgender community. No one is trying to throw them in ovens. No one blamed them for the economic woes of a nation. That is other-izing. For Jill Soloway to think she has an understanding of history is beyond contempt, and to think she knows anything about decency is laughable.”
Morning radio host Tony Katz, who happens to be Jewish, criticized Jill Soloway who compared Donald Trump to Hitler at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Soloway said, “Jews were other-ized in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same thing.”

“If I had a bowl of skittles and told you three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”
Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a photo of a bowl of skittles with the above caption

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Potential Acts of Terror Across US Show Need for Renewed Vigilance

Murderous Chicago

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Despite Obama Promises, Health Care Costs Have Risen the Most in 32 Years

This poll

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

ISIS wives

You’re at the final exam and never attended class. The common dream explained.

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2016 POO Awards – Week 6

Each week during this year’s high school football season as I have in previous years, I’m giving out a weekly POO Award to the Wisconsin high school football team that committed the most egregious act of poor sportsmanship by trying to humiliate its opponent.

My goal is to try to build awareness of the importance of sportsmanship.

POO stands for Piling On Offensively (Or if you prefer, Pouring it On Offensively)

For new readers, this is why we do the POO.

Week 1

Oakfield 82, Oneida Nation 0

Week 2

Iola-Scandinavia 71, Rosholt 0

Week 3

Coleman 66, Laona-Wabeno 8

Week 4

Milwaukee Rufus King 74, Milwaukee Madison 0

Week 5

Fond du Lac Saint Mary’s Springs 68, Lomira 0

Week 6

Milw. Morse-Marshall 72, Milwaukee Madison 0

Darlington 69, Boscobel 0