Except for this.
God love ’em.
Hope they don’t cave.
Except for this.
God love ’em.
Hope they don’t cave.
Yes, what if?
Dennis Prager is an outstanding columnist and does a brilliant job of demonstrating the hypocrisy and double standard of the left:
What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot a Democratic congressman and other Democratic Washington officials?
The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media and the Democratic Party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the left — and, therefore, the media and the current state of American life — without understanding how the left uses and relies on hysteria. Hysteria is to the left as oxygen is to biological life.
Read Prager’s entire column, and it’s worth it because I’ve already said it’s highly interesting, here.
It’s almost laughable.
I understand that in politics, if you’re the incumbent you always takes your opponent seriously. But my goodness, when the news broke that Paul Nehlen will once again run against Paul Ryan in 2018, guffaws were obligatory.
When Nehlen ran against Ryan in the primary last August, Nehlen got his clock cleaned, his hat handed to him, his doors blown off.
Here in Franklin the numbers were even worse for Nehlen.
Representative in Congress, District 1
Paul Ryan: 3,277 90.98%
Paul Nehlen: 325 9.02%
Remember last year’s Independence Day Parade in Franklin?
Nothing wrong with Nehlen having a huge vehicle with his supporters and signage. But Nehlen apparently flunked Holiday Parade 101. You put politics aside and take the high road on the 4th of July.
Nehlen had at least one sign that spewed propaganda. And a fellow at the very back of the entourage was yelling, “Down with corporate welfare.”
Walk or ride the route. Shake hands. Pass out brochures and/or buttons. But ditch the rhetoric.
In my area Nehlen got zero cheers or hand claps. He got no reaction at all.
Odds are Nehlen will skip the 2017 parade but be there for 2018. Will there be decorum and appropriate behavior?
Not when you consider the kind of garbage the candidate himself puts up on his own social media site:
Paul Ryan celebrates Macron’s win in France, invites all his friends to the party.
I typically don’t post anything like this on my blog. I’m making an exception for someone I know and associate with.
She’s Michelle Walters who, like me, does scoring and timing for high school and college basketball in the area.
She sent me the following and I pass along hoping you can help and/or spread the word around, and thank you.
Fellow officials and friends,
I don’t normally like to get my personal business out there, but my brother and his family are need of help. As you may know, there was an accident on 20th and Fond du Lac last Friday morning where a lady sped up to beat a red light and hit 3 pedestrians. My brother is one of those pedestrians and the only one still hospitalized. He took the blunt of the hit and has 2 broken legs, a broken pelvis, a broken arm, and a burst lumbar in his back. He has been in and out of surgery all weekend with another surgery tomorrow. He will also need several skin graphs on his left arm from the impact on the cement after being hit. He has 3 kids ages 3, 1, and 12 days. He is still in ICU and we are not sure yet if he will be able to walk. Luckily I come from a family of 10 kids and several cousins who have been a great support system. He is likely to be in the hospital for a month or longer with a long road ahead of recovery and follow up surgeries. You may have seen my mom on the news over the weekend talking about him and his family and how my sisters have set up a gofundme page to help with his medical costs. We are looking into having a benefit this summer also. If you are unable to assist monetarily, please pray for him, his wife, his two little girls and his newborn son.
We are collecting items for baskets for a silent auction. If you, or you know of someone, who can donate any items for us to use for our benefit in late July/August, let me know. I will come pick items up. I will let you know when we have settled on a date and location for the benefit. There is a link below to one of the stories and the gofundme page. Please keep praying for him and his family!
The family has set up a GoFundMe.com account to help pay medical costs and day-to-day expenses while Walters recovers.
From Pro-Life Wisconsin:
Center for Medical Progress
The man behind the undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body part sales is still facing criminal charges.
Late last month, David Daleiden and his team of criminal defense attorneys allegedly flouted multiple injunctions and court-issued seals by posting more shocking videos of abortion providers and identifying 14 of the John/Jane Does participating in the state criminal complaint against him and his recording partner Sandra Merritt.
Those names were previously under a court seal.
This apparent defiance of court orders may end up landing Daleiden and his attorneys in contempt of both state and federal court, potentially resulting in fines and jail time — and disbarment for the lawyers.
Daleiden’s work once caused multiple congressional investigations and nearly shut down the government.
Read the rest here.
CATHOLICS: Pope Francis has appointed 50 academics as new members of the Pontifical Academy for Life last month. One of the appointees to the Vatican’s pro-life academy is Nigel Biggar, a philosopher who supports abortion and believes it is morally acceptable to abort a person. PLW: As Christians, we must uphold the belief that all human life is worth protecting because we are made in God’s image and likeness.
MICHIGAN: It’s been almost two weeks since the Legislature approved a state license plate in order for an anti-abortion group to fundraise off it, but the legislation still hasn’t been put in front of Governor Rick Snyder for his signature. PLW: Choose Life license plates help raise funds and awareness for pregnancy resource centers. Wisconsin’s Choose Life plates should be available this fall.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD: The Seattle Storm are showing their support for Planned Parenthood by holding a rally and donating a portion of ticket sales for a game next month to the organization. PLW: Many organizations have helped fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, but as pro-life youth grow, those organizations will see diminished returns and fewer fan support.
RELIGION: Christian and Jewish clergy members have been part of the movement for reproductive rights for decades. Religious denominations, such as the Anglican Communion, the United Church of Christ, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have passed resolutions supporting birth control. PLW: It takes a lot of twisting of Jesus’ words to say abortion is OK.
SCIENCE: How aware are fetuses of the outside world? Previous research has found that late in the third trimester, they can respond to their mother’s voice and even music. British scientists recently took our understanding one step farther. Researchers at Lancaster University projected light inside the uteruses of pregnant mothers. Some contained an image much like a face, including eyes and a nose. PLW: Even if preborn children couldn’t recognize their mother’s voice, the argument stays the same: abortion is wrong because it kills an innocent human person.
UNPLANNED: About 61 percent of Canadian women have had an unintended pregnancy, according to a national survey to be released this week. PLW: Unplanned shouldn’t mean unwanted. We must find ways to better equip mothers to handle the unexpected.
To stay up-to-date all week, follow Pro-Life Wisconsin on Twitter.
From WI Right To Life.
Pro-life progressives? Why not
AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…
And in Boston…
Christian Schneider is a friend of mine and former colleague in the state Senate.
Schneider worked for state Senator Mary Lazich before I did.
He’s extremely bright and a very good guy.
If you sense a “but” coming you’re correct.
Since Donald Trump took over the White House, Schneider has devoted a great number of his op-ed pieces in the Journal Sentinel ripping the president and/or his supporters.
Since Schneider is the paper’s lone conservative columnist his stances must truly please the management at 4th and State. They’ve been a bit of a disappointment to folks like me.
However Schneider delivered a winner this past weekend with:
I might add, Christian, my friend, stop blasting Trump all the time.
Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:
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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.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of my Culinary no-no blog that began on the old FranklinNOW.com website. I mention the inspiration in the above paragraph.
Originally the thought was to write about a few blatant examples of food gone wrong during the summer months, and then bag the idea. And then came a real head scratcher. Readers liked it. They waited for it. They expected it.
Could a weekly feature even be feasible? Food writers, unless they’re restaurant critics, universally focus on the delicious. I was taking on the exact opposite.
You’d be amazed at how less than daunting a task it turned out after but a few weeks. I began keeping a list of potential topics that just grew and grew.
Granted, I’m no gourmet chef. And I’m not an elitist snob. A foodie to a certain extent? You bet. But who doesn’t like to eat? So I’m eminently qualified to pen this point of view.
There’s no science behind the no-no, although the bulk of items I normally blog can generally be lumped into three categories:
Men wearing hats.
Disrespecting wait staff.
Feet up on chairs, booths.
Cellphone use, ignoring others at table.
The perfect this/that
No such thing. There’s usually a flaw or more.
Terrible combinations/no-nos that are completely obvious
They’re more prevalent than you think.
The very early installments were often short, simple, and sweet. The blog then evolved into longer segments with lots of photos, food porn when applicable, and the actual no-no buried, not revealed until late in the piece.
I appreciate the support this feature has achieved. How long can we keep going? Who knows? I thought it wouldn’t last 10 weeks.
As part of this anniversary blog here are the first 100 topic we explored. No, the links don’t work anymore, but I thought it would be fun to take a long look back to the blog’s beginning.
9) Taking your own bottle of sauce when invited to a barbecue
10) Touching the grill if you’re a guest at an outdoor barbecue
11) Coaching the host on how to grill