Ramesh Ponnoru has a new book called the "Party of Death", which I have not read, but I can guess what it says. From the rights of women, abortion is now simply a luxury where people kill their children because of cosmetic defects. (Via Drudge). My God, what monsters have we become. How is this any different than the past injustices that mankind has visited on others. In all of them (the Holocaust, the ethnic cleansing etc), one group viewed the other as less than human, vulnerable, and undesrving of life. How is this any different than today with the unborn? People: we will have to answer for our negliegnce, our docility in the face of these daily massacres. Before we thumb our noses at other societies (which deserve to be thumbed at), let us also remember that daily atrocities are being committed in the name of fundamental rights.
The pro-life movement must be vigilant in keeping the pressure on the Supreme Court to at least allow the states to fashion their laws. That way, at least if your stomach churns at night knowing of the horrors being committed, you can cross the state line to a more enligtened state that takes life seriously. Abortion has gone from protecting young unwed (who back then faced a stigma) mothers who will be mired in poverty forever if they had the baby, to just another medical procedure.
Twleve things to watch out when dating. Funniest part of the piece:
If her cell phone rings during dinner and she takes the call at the table, this is annoying-to me, very annoying-and will need to be addressed at some opportune point (not the first date). But it's not a dealbreaker. If, however, you take a woman to a restaurant that serves fancy pizza, as I did once, and she eats the pizza by scraping the cheese and tomato off the crust, leaves the crust on her plate, then lights a cigarette, smokes it, and grinds the butt out on the crust, this is a red flag.
If you are not white, speak with a foreign accent or even a foreign language, there are more than one of you, and you are carrying flight manuals because you have just finished flight school - you may want to can it and put the materials away! Just a bit of common sense will go a long way.
I drink Coke mostly, but the Pepsi ads are really catchy. Their latest with Jimmy Fallon and Parker Posey is really catchy! The tune is by Newton and is called Streamline.
Here is an earlier Pepsi ad with the King of Pop: Michael Jackson and a longer one.
Speaking of MJ, no matter how wierd the guy has gotten, there is no dispute that he was a master showman back in the day:
2. His moonwalk (wow)
3. Smooth Criminal in Mexico.
3. Him with Britney Spears - she sounds and dances awfully when she is put up against him.
4. His last major performance - and he still is amazing.
5. Oh yeah - remember the time with Eddie Murphy!
6. And of course, Thriller.
One thing that stands out for me when they do the audienc shots is the diversity of the crowd! I am not familiar with an artist that brought all races together at a show the way he did back in the day! Truly, how the mighty have fallen.
You know Canucks love donuts when the peacekeepers in Afganistan can't live without the favorite donut store Tim Horton's. I mean training for a nuclear or biological attack just to serve donuts - wow! That is dedication.