The latest pro-life news (11/20/17)


From Pro-Life Wisconsin

Helping You Help Others…

Have you heard? Since Pro-Life Wisconsin was founded 25 years ago, abortion has decreased in the state of Wisconsin by 64%.

This is excellent news! It also means that the number of women who choose life and need our support continues to increase.

The plan: 

  • Action: Provide much needed items to the four Pregnancy Resource Centers in Wisconsin who serve the largest volume of women and babies.
  • Intent: Make it convenient for you to help mothers and children with their most basic needs (e.g. diapers, clothes, baby items) by giving online.
  • Goal: Raise $4,000 on Tuesday, Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday, to make this possible. Click here to donate now.

Together let’s give!

In this season of giving we are requesting your generous contribution this upcoming #GivingTuesday in order to support families who choose life.

To make your contribution early click here and enter your donation in the section titled #GivingTuesday or call Matt Von Rueden at 262-796-1111 ex. 15.

We Sold Out!

Thanks to your generosity and enthusiasm for life, seats are sold out on the PLW buses headed to the March for Life in Washington D.C. We are so excited for January 2018! For all who registered, we’ll be in touch with detailed updates. Stay tuned!

See you in D.C!

There’s still plenty of room on PLW buses going to Chicago on January 14th. Come join us for a day trip and show your Love for Life.

With 13 pickup locations around the state and an affordable $30 per person or $85 for a family, you’ve got the opportunity to raise your voice in defense of the innocent.


Questions? Call or email Therese at (262) 796-1111 ext. 14 /

Registration ends December 12th or until capacity. Don’t Delay! Click here to download the Chicago flyer

Pro-Life News

FBI SEEKS SENATE DOCUMENTS, SIGNALING POSSIBLE PROBE INTO SALE OF FETAL TISSUE: “The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request.” Read the full article here.

WHISTLE BLOWER: PLANNED PARENTHOOD PARTNER GAVE STAFF BONUSES FOR HARVESTING ABORTED BABY BRAINS, HEARTS: “The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released a new video exposing the cash incentives StemExpress paid its workers to harvest as many human organs as possible from Planned Parenthood. ‘Go Team!!!’ one company email reads. ‘Leave nothing on the table!’” Read the full article here.

HOUSE PASSES GOP TAX BILL THAT RECOGNIZES UNBORN CHILDREN AS PERSONS: “The U.S. House of Representatives just passed landmark tax reform legislation that includes a key provision affirming the humanity of children from the moment of conception.  ‘The bill allows unborn children to qualify for education savings accounts, called 529 Plans,’ said Andrew Guernsey, senior legislative assistant at the Family Research Council (FRC). This is ‘a big pro-life win,’ he continued, ‘It gets the unborn recognized in the tax code.’”  Read the full article here.

From WI Right To Life


Pro-life groups face increasing hostility on college campuses


My Most Popular Blogs (11/20/17)

Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) The Best Cartoons of the Week (11/18/17)

2) What if Franklin had been invited?

3) Radio butchers a Christmas classic

4) Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: The New Colony Six

5) Goodnight everyone, and have a wonderful holiday kickoff weekend!

6) 2017 POO Awards – THE FINAL EDITION

7) UPDATE: Culinary no-no #539

8) Photos of the Week (11/12/17)

9) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (11/18/17)

10) Today’s highly interesting read (11/17/17): Thanksgiving: Have you already missed it?

And this didn’t make our Top Ten but is worth a look:

Today’s highly interesting read (11/15/17): We are raising a namby-pamby generation

Culinary no-no #541

Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinions, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.

The biggest, best, most popular dinner of the year is just a few days away, and people across America are freaking.

Being frightfully apprehensive is understandable. The prospect of hosting Thanksgiving can be daunting. This isn’t a fairly quick and easy outdoor barbecue.

You’ve got a turkey that let’s face it. You don’t prepare one of those babies every day.

There are also appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and drinks you have to juggle.

Company must be entertained and the house has to look clean and presentable. That means decorated.

Blood pressure medicine, please.

Imagine all the potential pre-Turkey Day worries.

Do I have enough serving dishes?

What about centerpieces?

Do I have enough cutlery? Chairs?

Is there enough counter space?

What if people come early?

Where will I put coats?

Are they enough wine glasses?

What kind of wine is best?

How do I thaw the turkey?

How long will it take to cook the turkey?

What if I over-cook the turkey?

What if I under-cook the turkey?

How will I know when the turkey’s done?

I don’t know how to carve a turkey.

Stuffing. Inside or outside the turkey?

How do I keep the gravy hot at the table?

And there are probably a few dozen more.

So, how to avoid food poisoning or any other pitfalls and disasters.

How do I allay fears and nightmares?

First and foremost, relax. There are all kinds of ways to address any causes of Thanksgiving indigestion.

THIS is not one of them!

Why, why, why would I if that worried  want to endure the tension, nerves, anxiety, not to mention the cost, energy and time…TWICE!

Going out of your mind in anticipation? My advice.

1) Call Grandma if possible.

2) Call mom if possible.

3) Consult the Internet.

4) Make reservations somewhere.


How health freaks are ruining Thanksgiving

 Why you shouldn’t volunteer at a soup kitchen this Thanksgiving

I ate a $76,000 Thanksgiving dinner—but there was one thing missing

British baker apologizes for replacing baby Jesus with sausage roll

“He’s (Mike McCarthy) known as a quarterback moulder and an offensive genius”

So claimed this sports website in 2015.

Maybe not.

McCarthy’s job was a lot easier when he had Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers to carry the load or dozens of games. Left to guide a team without his #1 QB for the first time in forever, McCarthy has been unable to deliver.

NFL Week 11: Ravens vs. Packers
Photo: Baltimore Sun

Brett Hundley is worse than pathetic. If he’s on the roster next season there should be a Congressional investigation.

It’s no longer August, Brett. You can’t cut it and don’t belong.

Photos of the Week (11/19/17)

1) In North Sumatra, Indonesia,  a farmer fertilizes soil as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. Photograph: Ivan Damanik/AFP/Getty Images

2) A woman takes pictures at the Tianjin Binhai Library in China on Nov. 14, 2017. The futuristic library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines you’ll spot one problem. Those rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminum plates that make up the backs of shelves. Photo: Fred Dufour / AFP – Getty Images

3) In Zhumadian, China, newlyweds pose for photographs on the cliff face of Chaya mountain, where the popular TV series Journey to the West was filmed. Staff dressed as characters from the show deliver blessings to the couple, Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex/Shutterstock

4) A new Popemobile? At the Vatican Pope Francis speaks to the chief executive of Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali, next to a vehicle donated to the pontiff by the luxury sports carmaker. The Italian supercar will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s, with the proceeds going to various charities, including one helping to rebuild Christian homes that were devastated by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Photograph: AP

5) In Dunfermline, UK, judges view the entries by Scottish bakers for the annual scotch pie championships, the most prestigious pie competition in the world. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

6) In Hakone, Japan, a woman raises her glass filled with 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau as she holds her child in a coloured ‘wine bath’ at Kowakien Yunessun hot springs. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

7) Elves alongside a row of Father Christmas performers during a photo call for the Ministry of Fun Santa School at the Ragged School Museum in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

8) An 8-metre Marilyn Monroe sculpture on display at a shopping mall in Dalian city, China. Photograph: ImagineChina/Rex/Shutterstock

9) Performers dressed as Santa Claus stand in a line at the Ministry of Fun Santa School in London on Nov. 16, 2017. The Ministry of Fun Santa School is Britain’s only genuine training school for professional Santas, preparing a dozen trainee Father Christmases before heading out to Britain’s department stores, tourist landmarks and private parties for the festive season. Photo: Matt Dunham / AP

10) Instructor James Lovell, right, teaches student Santas how to laugh like Father Christmas. According to AFP, Lovell said being a good Santa is about training, not improvisation. “It is a big deal. Children are coming to meet him because he is a special person,” he said.  Photo: Adrian Dennis / AFP – Getty Images

11) Wisconsin’s Nick Nelson returns a punt for a touchdown Saturday as the Badgers defeated Michigan at Camp Randall Stadium to remain undefeated, 24-10. Photo: M.P. King, WI State Journal

12) Chicago Bears running back Benny Cunningham (30) runs ahead of the Packers defense but his dive for the end zone was ruled a fumble and turnover after review in the second quarter. Here’s another look. The Packers won last Sunday, 23-16. Photos: Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune

Week-ends (11/18/17)

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…


William Cox


Catalina Lemmon


Sarah Semrad

Virginia middle school

Professor Travis Reider


“Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!
President trump in a tweet

“Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, restore opportunity and help these middle-income families that are struggling.”
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) on the House passing tax reform

“There is no rational reason to doubt the truth of Tweeden’s accusations, no legitimate defense of Franken’s actions, and no ambiguity here at all: Franken should resign from the Senate immediately. Democrats should call for him to step down straightaway. This revelation is a test of the Democratic Party’s consistency, honesty, and decency. If Democrats wish to preserve whatever moral standing they have today, they must exhort Franken to leave the Senate, with no hesitation or reservations.”
Mark Joseph Stern of the liberal Slate on Senator Al Franken. Thursday morning, Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden alleged that Franken sexually harassed her on a 2006 USO tour.

“If we set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party’s solidarity with harassed and abused women, we’re only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women’s rights and freedoms.”
Liberal feminist Kate Harding  writing in the Washington Post that because Franken is a liberal Democrat who thinks the right things and votes the right way, he should be spared

“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”
Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler, sticking by his endorsement of Roy Moore in the special election for the U.S. Senate. He dismissed the relevance of a story about Moore’s alleged pursuit of teenage girls when he was in his early 30s.

“Have you ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace as an ambitious woman in public life?”
MSNBC Anchor Kasie Hunt questioning former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin

“I think a whole lot of people probably know I’m probably packing so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”
Palin’s response in jest

“There is too much money in the world.”
Lawrence Luhring, a New York art dealer, expressing shock over the sale at auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for $450.3 million, a figure that smashed records

“There’s no one person bigger than the game.”
Elie Dangoor, a member of the Association of British Scrabble Players, after a star player was banned for three years for breaking tile rules


Al Franken, and his supporters


This poll


Controversy over the Bible museum


Doctors dancing in the operating room? New rules proposed for plastic surgery social media


What’s that? You didn’t see this week’s highly interesting reads?

Check ‘em out.

Today’s highly interesting read (11/17/17): Thanksgiving: Have you already missed it?

Today’s highly interesting read (11/16/17): What the Media Is Afraid to Say About Football

Today’s highly interesting read (11/15/17): We are raising a namby-pamby generation

Today’s highly interesting read (11/14/17): A reporter reflects on his first hunting trip as a 6-year-old

Today’s highly interesting read (11/13/17): Black leaders keeping blacks behind