The latest pro-life news (08/21/17)

From Pro-Life Wisconsin:


National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

1,286 babies, aborted and abandoned, find their final resting place at Holy Cross cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

We thank those brave pro-lifers who trod this earth before us who had the courage to take these babies and give them the only thing they could offer – prayers and a Christian burial.

Come and join us as we remember these babies, “The Little People,” who were recovered by pro-lifers in 1984 from a dumpster and then again in 1988 from the loading dock of a northern Illinois firm.

Monica Migliorino Miller, one of the persons leading the recovery, mentions the importance of these monuments that are located across our land: “The graves of these victims are scattered across America – graves of sorrow and graves of indictment on a nation that permitted the killing of the innocent.”

It could have been many, many more babies on that loading dock in Illinois had it not been for Pet Haven – a crematorium for animals.  Monica Migliorino Miller spells out in her book, Abandoned – The Untold Stories of the Abortion Wars – how Pet Haven played a part in cremating the aborted babies, along with the dogs, cats and canaries.

I have seven copies of her book on my shelf.  The first seven requests via email to Dan.M@ProLifeWI.org will get a free copy.

See you at Holy Cross on Saturday, September 9th at 10am. http://abortionmemorials.com/history/Milwaukee.php

Pro-Life News

TRUMP SET TO END OBAMA’S RULE REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO PAY FOR ABORTION: The Wall Street Journal reported that President Trump is about to eliminate what pro-lifers call the most offensive portion in Obamacare. The Journal says the Trump administration is “poised” to issue an executive order to take back the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that all employers pay for abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception insurance.

ANOTHER STATE DEFUNDS PLANNED PARENTHOOD, AFTER 2-YEAR LEGAL FIGHT: A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding over its sale of aborted baby body parts.  Arkansas is first state to win in federal court its right to defund Planned Parenthood of Medicaid.

POLAND MAY CONSIDER MEASURE TO BAN ABORTIONS ON BABIES WITH DOWN SYNDROME: “Such a change in the law, though a small one, would save many lives,” pro-life leader Kaja Godek said Thursday. Read the full article here.

MATT WALSH: IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT NAZISM IN AMERICA, FIGHT THE ABORTION INDUSTRY: “I also feel terribly for the 17,000 or so human beings who were executed in abortion clinics since Saturday, and the 60 million who’ve been exterminated since 1973. I don’t think there is ever an inappropriate time to acknowledge them, particularly when so many of us have dedicated ourselves to never acknowledging them, and especially during a week when the very people who support the continued legalization and tax funding of abortion death camps are running around accusing everyone else of condoning Nazism.” Read the full article here.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTION BUSINESS MAY OPEN CLINIC AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL: “Responding to the news, Dan Bartkowiak of the Pennsylvania Family Institute told LifeNews: “Planned Parenthood performs hundreds of abortions every year just down the street from Reading High School; and charges $450-$540 for each abortion. Why should Reading High School employ staff teaching sex education that also profits from when that education fails? Planned Parenthood should never be offered an office in any high school, let alone have taxpayers pay for it.” Read the full article here.

ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRAND CHUTE PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLOSING: It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood in Grand Chute closed. Praise God! “It’s because of those volunteers, who have prayed outside the facility, daily, even while it was shuttered, that’s why it’s closed,” Dan Miller said.

 

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From WI Right To Life:

ALSO:

If We’re Tearing Down White Supremacy, Start With Planned Parenthood

No CBS, Eliminating Down Syndrome Children Is Not Something to Be Proud Of

AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…

Man with Muscular Dystrophy Sets off for European Backpacking Trip on His Friends’ Backs

Nurse Gifts Maternity Photo Shoots to Pregnant Mothers on Hospital Bed Rest: ‘She Was Truly a Blessing’

 

The sneakiest (dirtiest) speed trap I’ve ever seen

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Let’s begin by stating that I did not get a speeding ticket today in the most disgusting speed trap I’ve ever seen. And I’ve never, ever seen one like this.

I was driving into Madison this morning on the freeway when the 70 mph speed limit goes down to 55.

Not soon after, just before the speed limit went down to 45, I saw what I, repeat, have never seen before.

There’s one of the Madison Police Department’s finest.  And my “something’s fishy meter” went crazy.

The uniformed officer is sitting in one of the cheapest folding chairs you can find. No Madison Police vehicle is in sight.

He’s got both hands clutching a radar gun, focused on the approaching traffic.

What the hell?

Soon it was clear.

As soon as I saw not one but four (4) MPD vehicles that had pulled over motorists.

Officer lounging in chair had radioed up ahead.

Further proof the city of Madison is Commie country.

 

 

Today’s highly interesting read (08/21/17):Why Trump is better for black America than Obama ever was

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From today’s read:

Conservatives stand for equality of opportunity, equal justice under the law, and a colorblind society. We also believe in results, not intentions. Liberals tend to have horrible results with their good intentions when it comes to economic policy, especially as it pertains to black Americans. Polls show consistently that what blacks care most about today is jobs and economic opportunity.

Barack Obama, our first black president, won well over 90 percent of the black vote, yet from an economic perspective he delivered poor results.

You want more? Read this.

Be honest

The eclipse was cool.

But did it match all the hype?

Seen on Facebook:

Given all the eclipse hype, I feel sooo robbed. #sucker

Michelle Sanford

I’m watching the eclipse coverage on the Weather Channel with Mady and mentioned we’re about as dark as we are going to get in Wisconsin…Her response: “people waited a 100 years for this?!? Well this is kind of bogus!” Apparently we needed to travel to Oregon to be in total darkness to impress this kid!! 😂😂.

My Most Popular Blogs (08/21/17)

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

1) The Best Cartoons of the Week (08/19/17)

2) Neighbors fear Franklin school development could endanger their lake

3) It’s ELVIS Week: I read the news today, oh no!

4) It’s ELVIS Week – A Madison, WI gas station becomes a story of legend

5) Franklin retail: My shopping wife was correct 3 years ago and is still right

6) Goodnight everyone, and have a turn the lakefront green weekend!

7) That was some edit by NPR

8) 2017 POO Awards – Week 1

9) It’s ELVIS Week: What was his greatest hit/single?

10) Krones Inc. announces expansion in Franklin Industrial Park

Culinary no-no from the past and still a no-no today: Very rude

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

The Fischer Family has spent the past 4 days (including today) at Irish Fest. Faith and Begorrah I’m beat.

I also did a few dozen Elvis blogs this week, so I simply ran out of time to do a fresh Culinary no-no, and do it justice.

So, summer rerun!

This is one of my favorite Culinary no-no blogs. It goes all the way back to my blogging on the old FranklinNOW.com site, now known as MySouthNow, but all the blogs were unceremoniously dumped last year.

Never mind when this was posted. It’s still timely, and may not get your temperature rising,  but it drives me nuts. See if you agree.

Culinary no-no #335
Posted by Kevin Fischer on June 30, 2013

This week’s Culinary no-no has been described as the following on Internet chat sites and frequently occurs in restaurants of all kinds:

Very rude

That is GROSS beyond belief

I would find it weird

it actually angered me!

I don’t think its very polite

that’s disgusting and very poor manners.

What is wrong with people?!

Yuck.

It is nasty and disgusting in McDonalds all the way up to any 5 star place.

Can you guess what it is?

Let’s give you some time.

Quite possibly more time than you’ll need.

Click and then while the music from this instrumental classic is playing,  think away.

Alright, let’s repeat:

Very rude

That is GROSS beyond belief

I would find it weird

it actually angered me!

I don’t think its very polite

that’s disgusting and very poor manners.

What is wrong with people?!

Yuck.

It is nasty and disgusting in McDonalds all the way up to any 5 star place.

Is it:

Eating peas with a knife?

NO.

Picking your nose?

NO.

Forgoing a spoon and drinking soup out of the bowl?

NO.

Wiping your mouth with your sleeve?

NO.

The answer is:

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You see it everywhere. Inside. Outside. Burger King. Bartolotta’s. Shoes on. Shoes off. Bare feet.

Restaurant patrons with their feet up on booths or chairs.

The defense of such behavior is, as you might expect, Neanderthal-like.

Wha’ da you care?

If you don’t like it, don’t look.

I’m not hurting nobody.

My money’s good here.

Hey. Go suck an egg.

I truly don’t understand some of the things that people get riled up over. There are more important things to worry about. Like whether you received a wedding invitation with the exact proper length of notice.

Let’s go back to one of those chat sites:

I see plenty of people at Starbucks putting bare feet up on chairs. Who wants to sit next to some slob’s disgusting bare feet….ugh!

And this goes to the core of societal problems, it is total disregard for anyone but themselves. People hogging seats and acting like pigs have no consideration for others.

Bingo!

We’ve lost civility, being courteous. Proper manners and respect for others have been replaced by a boorish, selfish mentality.

I blame:

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The Bubba taught America it was OK to be a slob whenever and wherever you wanted to be.

Feet up on restaurant chairs isn’t the most egregious no-no. But it’s annoying, rude, and discourteous enough. Folks, this isn’t your living room. It’s not even your furniture. Keep your feet on the floor.

Elvis leftovers: It’s all about that bass

ELVIS Week officially is now over. So many Elvis stories could not be told in a single week. Impossible. But here are just a couple more.

Elvis fans surely will always remember J.D. Sumner, leader of the Stamps Quartet, one of the vocal backup groups that toured with Elvis. Sumner is best known for his booming low voice. Plunging into a double low C, Sumner was noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s Lowest Bass singer.

Sumner met Elvis when the future King of Rock and Roll was just a young boy.
Elvis, as a teenager with sideburns and loud clothes, frequently attended the monthly gospel sings at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. He became a regular fixture backstage, meeting and talking with the singers he admired so much. One of those singers was J.D. Sumner, then part of the Blackwood Brothers who had a great influence on Elvis.

Sumner and the others came to expect to see Elvis whenever they were in town. They were very surprised when one night, the kid wasn’t there. So when they played Memphis again, Sumner asked Elvis why he didn’t show up at the last gospel sing. Elvis confided that he simply didn’t have the money for a ticket. Sumner would have none of that. From then on, Sumner got Elvis in free through the stage door. Elvis never forgot Sumner’s kindness. Said Sumner, “The next thing I knew, Elvis was letting me in free through his stage door!”

On Elvis’ last single, that was moving up the charts the day he died, J.D. Sumner ends the recording of “Way Down,” with a ridiculously low note. Sumner told the story that in the studio, Sumner made several attempts to hit the note but his efforts were unsuccessful.

Producer Felton Jarvis looked over at Elvis and kept telling him, “Elvis, he can’t do it, he just can’t do it.”

Elvis would immediately respond, “Yes he can. I’ve heard him do it, many times.” Sumner revealed that Elvis had not. But Elvis’ display of solid confidence helped Sumner hit the unforgettable note. “I think I only did it because it was” for Elvis, Sumner would say.

Sumner’s big bass voice would wreak havoc closer to home. When I worked at WUWM-FM, a gentleman by the name of John Groff was our chief engineer. Groff was a huge fan of “A Prairie Home Companion,” that was and still is broadcast on WUWM. Groff would listen to and tape every single show.

In the mid-80’s J.D. Sumner and a gospel group were guests on the program one Saturday night. I remember the show because I taped it and probably still have it on some old cassette somewhere.

Sumner and his group sang gospel classics  “Have a Little Talk with Jesus,” (great video) and “I’ll Fly Away.” Throughout each tune, there was Sumner, pounding, pounding, pounding with his sledgehammer-like bass.

The following Monday at the station, I saw John Groff, and knowing he heard the show, I asked him if he caught J.D. Sumner.

While Sumner was performing, Groff was in the family station wagon, listening to the radio. Using his engineering ingenuity, Groff outfitted that beat up old station wagon with the finest audio equipment.

Garrison Keillor introduces J.D. Sumner. Sumner and his group start singing away, with Sumner hitting notes lower than a gopher’s basement.

Groff is listening and smiling, until…

POP!

There goes one speaker.

Then another.

And another.

That blasted J.D. Sumner and his booming bass, thousands of miles away but magically transported into John Groff’s car via satellite had literally blown out each and every one of Groff’s speakers.

J.D. Sumner died in 1998. He suffered a heart attack after a concert. I’m sure he’s singing back up bass for Elvis,  the young boy he befriended in a kindly gesture that changed his entire life.

 

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And one more.

The King tossed a lot of scarves out into the adoring audience.

Dick Grob, who headed up Elvis’ tour security, told an interesting story on Sirius Satellite Radio about those scarves the King tossed out to adoring audiences at concerts.

I don’t recall the location or year, but at a concert one night, directly behind the stage, every seat was filled by very young fans. At one point during the show, Elvis made his way behind the band, back-up singers and orchestra and threw a scarf out to one of the screaming fans in that section.

The scarf fell harmlessly to the floor. No one made a move for it.

This had never happened ever before at an Elvis concert. Elvis kept singing but had a noticeable look of puzzlement on his face.

Elvis walked over to an opposite end of the area just behind the band and launched another scarf. The fans kept smiling, kept shouting and clapping to the music, but no one appeared to want the scarf. It, too, wound up on the arena floor.

Elvis’ countenance looked even more surprised.

Word immediately got onstage to Elvis who then smiled in a look that seemed to say, “OK, now I understand. Whew. Thank goodness.”

Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, realizing the arena had all those unwanted seats directly behind the stage, gave them all away to the blind. No one informed Elvis.

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Week-ends (08/20/17)

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…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Mouhssin Ismail

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Maria Chappelle-Nadal

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together. (White supremacists are) repugnant to all that we hold dear as Americans.”
President Trump

“How could anyone raise an objection to this? And yet a firestorm erupted among those who sought to make political mileage out of the tragedy. Here, as is so often the case with this president and the media, Trump had a much better handle on reality than did his critics. He understood that what was going on in Charlottesville was more than a detestable white supremacy, but a breakdown in our sense of common bonds of citizenship.”
Stephen B. Presser,  the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and the author of “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law”

“When it comes to Charlottesville, the blame lays squarely at the KKK and the white supremacists who organized this rally and put together an entire event around hate and bigotry. Well, the president condemned the white supremacists and the KKK and the neo-Nazis unequivocally…ut he did it, and he should have, and he did. And our party has across the board has said this is unacceptable. We have no place in our party at all for KKK, anti-Semitism, race — racism, bigotry, it has no place in the Republican Party. There is no home here. We don’t want your vote. We don’t support you. We’ll speak out against you. The president has said so.”
Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee

“Most polls still show Trump’s at about a 40 percent approval rating—nearly the same level of support as shortly before the November 2016 election. That purported dismal level of support is pronounced to be near fatal, when in fact it is not.

“Since a) pollsters likely have not much changed their methodology since 2016, and since b) it is fair to assume that the media and those who poll for them continue to despise Trump, and since c) Trump’s exasperating eccentricities continue to make his supporters cautious about voicing their support (even to anonymous pollsters and political surveyors), we can conclude that his actual support could be about 45-47 percent—or close to the percentage of the popular vote he won in 2016.”
Columnist Victor Davis Hanson

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The rapid erasing of our history

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

No CBS, Eliminating Down Syndrome Children Is Not Something to Be Proud Of

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The big, bad, evil South

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart


Photos of the Week (08/20/17)

1) White nationalists rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Aug. 11. The white nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.  Photo:Edu Bayer / The New York Times via Redux Pictures

2) People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of counter-protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12. Several hundred counter-protesters were marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly / The Daily Progress via AP

3) About a 1,000 people gathered at a memorial service for 32-year-old Heather Heyer, killed a week ago Saturday during violent protests in Virginia. Clergy observe a moment of silence for Heather Heyer outside the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Aug. 16.  Heyer was among the hundreds of protesters who had gathered Saturday in Charlottesville to decry what was believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade — including neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members. They descended on the city for a rally prompted by the city’s decision to remove a Confederate monument. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

4) Marcus Martin, second left, and his fiance Marissa Blair cry as Heyer’s mother Susan Bro, right, becomes emotional. Martin pushed his fiance out of the way of the vehicle that killed Heyer.  Counter-protesters had converged for a march along a downtown street when suddenly a Dodge Challenger barreled into them, hurling people into the air. Video shows the car reversing and hitting more people. Photo: Andrew Shurtleff / The Daily Progress pool

5) A protester kicks the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier after it was pulled down by anti-racist protesters in North Carolina. Many states plan to destroy similar memorials after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Casey Toth/AP

6) The word ‘shame’ is written on a Confederate monument near a photograph of Heather Heyer. The civil rights activist was killed in a car attack in Charlottesville a week ago last Saturday. Photograph: Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pil/AP

7) A van plowed through a crowded pedestrian plaza in the heart of Barcelona, killing more than 10 people and injuring dozens. A woman and child flee the scene in Barcelona, Spain, on Aug. 17, 2017, the latest in a series of low-tech attacks in European cities. Photo: Giannis Papanikos / AP

8) People flee the scene after a white van plowed into tourists and residents on Las Ramblas. Photograph: Giannis Papanikos/AP

9) Soldiers patrol the Colosseum area a day after a deadly van attack in Barcelona. Italy stepped up security around the city, with soldiers on main streets and in areas popular with tourists.  Photograph: Angelo Carconi/AP

10) A woman poses for a friend at the entrance to a restaurant in the Tamuning area of Guam. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

11) Fans gather for a candlelight vigil in front of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis home, on Aug. 15, 2017, the night before the 40th anniversary of his death. Photo: Brandon Dill / AP

12) Pigs are encouraged to dive off a platform into water by breeders during daily exercise at a pig farm. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters