January 28, 2018

New Yorker Magazine Howler: Soros ‘Upstaged Donald Trump at Davos’

Those who linger at the The New Yorker magazine’s website eventually see a splash advertising its dedication to “fighting fake stories with real ones.” Staff writer John Cassidy’s ridiculous assertion that “George Soros Upstaged Donald Trump at Davos” shows that this is clearly false advertising.

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Press Still Shielding Dems From Their Crummy Tax-Cut Bonus Comments

On January 11, Nancy Pelosi slammed as “crumbs” the wage increases and bonuses well over 100 companies had announced at that point after the new tax law’s passage in December. Thursday, she went to the same well more stridently. The establishment press, including the Associated Press, still won’t report Pelosi’s and others’ similar comments, because they know how toxic they are.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (012818)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Senate Confirms Pro-Life HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar After Defeating Democrat Filibuster

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington:

JAN 24, 2018, 3:53PM

A former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will become the next HHS Secretary as Senate Republicans approved Alex Azar today after successfully turning back a Democrat filibuster yesterday. Azar is President Donald Trump’s latest pro-life nominee to a key administrative position with influence over abortion policy.

He was confirmed 55-43. Now, Azar, a former top executive at Eli Lilly and Company, will become the new Health and Human Services secretary and replace Tom Price, the pro-life former congressman who left his post in September.

Azar is someone the pro-life movement will appreciate. He previously served under former President George W. Bush as deputy secretary for the health and human services department so he is significantly familiar with the agency and pro-life issues that are important there.

As the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Azar would oversee key pro-life issues such as conscience protections for pro-life medical professionals, the handling of taxpayer funding for abstinence education, and overseeing the Obamacare program that includes taxpayer financing of abortions.

Pro-life groups were delighted by the vote and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised his confirmation in a statement to LifeNews: “We congratulate Alex Azar on being confirmed as head of HHS. He takes the reins at a time when major pro-life policy initiatives are being rolled out at this crucial department. Azar’s commitment to HHS’ mission ‘to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans,’ including unborn children and their mothers, is so encouraging. We are confident that he has the experience and enthusiasm to lead the way in implementing President Trump’s pro-life priorities.”

Two former HHS Secretaries under Bush, Tommy Thompson and Mike Leavitt, wrote in The Hill this month that Azar has “the track record from his previous time at HHS to be a successful manager.”

During his confirmation hearing in the United States Senate, Azar said that decisions the agency makes need to take into consideration conscience issues for Christians who don’t want to be forced to fund abortions. …

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Positivity: How One Pro-Life Center is Rescuing Babies From Abortion Next to Planned Parenthood

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Kennewick, Washington:

JAN 25, 2018, 2:00PM

On the dead-end road that leads to Planned Parenthood in Kennewick, Wash., stands one last bastion of life: Hope Medical of Washington. After two years in its new building, the pro-life center has caught the eyes of women who thought abortion was their best hope.

As any woman who’s turned aside from Planned Parenthood to Hope Medical instead could tell you, it turns out life—not abortion—was her best hope by far.
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