July 20, 2013

Bill Whittle on ‘The Lynching’

The trial isn’t important, the world found him guilty.”

Please watch:

Points (among too many good ones to list):

  • The press: “Criminal fraud or criminal negligence.”
  • The jury was not allowed to know that Trayvon Martin had “Liver damage associated with the use of ‘lean.’”
  • Per the FBI: The preponderance of evidence of that George Zimmerman is not a racist.

I have had a chance to read President Obama’s full remarks from yesterday. Our President clearly will not lift a finger to have the government defend Zimmerman and his family physically, even though it’s the government which caused this completely unnecessary trial occur after local officials correctly concluded there was no need to do so, or even to specifically tell the thugs who have threatened to harm him and his family, and likely would do so if given half a chance, to back off to leave them alone.

Latest PJ Media Column (‘Offensive Expectations’) Is Up

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Monday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

RIP …

Filed under: General — Tom @ 11:29 am

… Helen Thomas.

BizzyBlog mentions since I started blogging are here.

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UPDATE, July 22, 6:50 p.m.: From the Associated Press, posted in full for future reference, as well as fair use and discussion purposes:

1. SHE WAS AMONG THE FIRST WOMEN TO COVER HARD NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Her journalism career started in 1943, an era when female reporters were confined to stories about presidents’ kids, wives, their teas and their hairdos.

2. HER BIG BREAK CAME IN PALM BEACH IN 1960

She was sent by UPI to cover the vacation of President-elect John Kennedy and his family.

3. THE BARRIER SHE BROKE THROUGH IN 1974

As United Press International’s White House bureau chief, she became the first woman in that role for a wire service.

4. THE DAY SHE WAS SCOOPED BY A FIRST LADY

It was Pat Nixon who announced Thomas was engaged to Douglas Cornell, chief White House correspondent for the archrival Associated Press. They married in 1971.

5. THE COMMENT ABOUT ISRAEL THAT ENDED HER CAREER IN 2010

“Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,” she told a rabbi who was interviewing her. “Remember, these people are occupied and it’s their land. It’s not Germany, it’s not Poland.” She soon retired from her job as a Hearst columnist.

Positivity: Pro-life activist’s former abortion clinic in Texas closes

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:45 am

From Washington, DC and Bryan, Texas:

Jul 19, 2013 / 05:02 pm

The abortion clinic formerly managed by pro-life activist Abby Johnson will close as a result of more stringent health regulations on such facilities throughout the state of Texas.

“This is what grace truly looks like,” Johnson told 40 Days for Life, a national pro-life campaign. “Knowing that the former abortion clinic I once ran is now closing is the biggest personal victory of my life.”

Johnson, a former abortion clinic worker and manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, left the industry in 2009 after participating in an ultrasound-guided abortion.

Since her departure from the abortion business, Johnson has become an outspoken pro-life speaker. She has founded a non-profit, And Then There Were None, to help abortion clinic workers who wish to leave the industry find new lines of employment.

The pro-life group 40 Days for Life hosts prayer and fasting vigils for the end to abortion in front of abortion clinics across the country. Johnson’s clinic was the focal point of the first 40 Days for Life campaign in 2004.

She has credited the organization – which was engaged in a two week prayer vigil at her clinic the week she left her former job – with helping her to leave Planned Parenthood.

“From running that facility, to then advocating for its closure, and now celebrating that dream,” Johnson said to the organization, “it shows that my life has indeed come full circle.”

“I am honored to have worked with so many who helped with my conversion and the closure of this facility. We will continue to fight until every abortion clinic in this country has shut its doors.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (072013)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

Continuing what I started Wednesday, I’m going to keep this open thread at the top.

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder follows. Other topics are also fair game.

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