Seven Random Musings

Musing 1

So now, we are being asked to buy Barack Obama’s loopy explanation that he had no idea his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, sometimes threw racist hate-filled tantrums in the pulpit.  Of course, Obama is lying through his teeth and even his most ardent supporters would have to be dumb as a box of rocks not to see it. 

But let’s play stupid for a moment and say that what he is claiming is true.  That means he is telling us that he is so oblivious to the world around him that he can be a member of a church for 20 years and not know about the bizarre antics of the preacher.  But at the same time, he wants us to believe that he is bright enough to run the most complex nation on earth with the world’s largest economy and most powerful military.

This guy needs to pick a lie and stick to it.   

Unfortunately, I think these kind of distractions are causing us to miss the most important issue of all.  There are many people who are certain that Obama is some sort of undercover Muslim and many more who think that Wright is a racist who hates America.  While those things may or may not be true, what is undeniably true is that both claim to be Christians when, in fact, they are both heretics.  And that, my friends, it is the real problem.   

Musing 2

Congress recently hauled in the leaders of the nation’s largest oil companies to discuss the skyrocketing price of gasoline.  You could characterize this hearing as a collection of dimwits who couldn’t run a lemonade stand “investigating” the practices of some of the world’s largest financial institutions. 

Interestingly, while these buffoons were grandstanding in front of the cameras about “obscene” profits in the oil industry, nothing was said about the fact that on every gallon of gas sold in the United States, the government makes several times what the oil companies make.  In other words, if “Big Oil” agreed to sell gasoline at no profit, that would not save nearly as much money as it would if Congress reduced the “obscene” taxes on gasoline.  Of course, we all know that’s not happening.  Getting between Congress and a taxpayer’s wallet is like getting between a hog and the slop bucket.  

But what I do want to know is this: when is Congress going to hold hearings on why Planned Parenthood – a multi-national non-profit corporation with about a billion dollars in assets – made more that 60 million dollars profit last year and is still getting over 300 million dollars a year in taxpayer money?  You can bet the family farm that Planned Parenthood’s return-on-investment percentage is significantly higher than Exxon’s and Mobil’s combined.  So why isn’t Congress getting their panties in a wad over those obscene profits?              

Musing 3 

Former Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro, is being rotated over a low flame for saying that Barack Obama would not be where he is if he was not black.  The interesting thing is, no one came forward to argue whether she was right or not.  The statement alone was enough to brand her a racist, set-off the obligatory media floggings, and force her out of Hillary Clinton’s staff.   

There is a beautiful irony in this.  The intellectual disease of political correctness that currently infects American culture, was invented and unleashed by godless liberals exactly like Ferraro.  For years, these people have painted this image of conservatives and the Christian Right as neo-Nazis and the Republican convention as little more than a four-day Klan rally.  And now, like Frankenstein’s monster, this political correctness has turned on one of its masters.

Ferraro’s response was to look wounded on national television and moan about being unjustifiably castigated.  In the future, perhaps she should remember the saying, “If you’re going to swim with sharks, don’t bleed.”  Apparently, that advice is sometimes even appropriate for those who released the sharks in the first place.

As for me, all I can say about the Ferraro incident is, “Ya’ gotta’ love it!” 

Musing 4

Hillary (Rambo) Clinton continues to whine that the media is so infatuated with Obama that it is not treating her fairly.  For example, she claims that Obama’s “Pastor Disaster” got less media scrutiny than did her preposterous yarn about having to dodge a hail of sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia. 

My advice, Rambo, is to get over yourself.  No two people in American history have benefited more from the corruption and bias of the media than you and Slick Willy.  Sure, the media may be off the reservation right now, but we all know that if you figure out some way to steal the nomination, they’ll come slinking back.   

Musing 5

Speaking of Hillary, did you catch her ad against Obama in which she asked voters who they would want answering the White House phone at three in the morning if an international crisis had occurred?  It was pretty effective in drawing attention to Obama’s inexperience, but if she gets the nomination I think it could backfire in the general election.  First, if experience is the yardstick, wouldn’t McCain blow Hillary out of the water?  And second, the American people surely realize that if Hillary’s on the White House phone at 3am, it probably won’t be because of some international meltdown.  The most likely scenario will be that she is calling the local topless bars trying to get the name of the pole-dancer who took Bill home with her.        

Musing 6

Returning to Obama for a moment, he recently stated that if one of his teenage daughters got pregnant he would not want them to be “punished” with a child.  He even equated an unplanned child to a sexually transmitted disease.  The pro-life movement’s angry response to this is certainly understandable given that anyone with even a shred of human decency would be outraged at classifying children as “punishment.”  

This episode exemplifies the fact that Barack Obama is evil to his core and, as time goes on, the public is going to become increasingly aware of it.  However, it also brings up what I have always believed is a dirty little secret of contemporary American society. 

We long ago reached the point where science and technology made it impossible to deny the humanity of the unborn.  So the question becomes, why didn’t that settle the abortion debate once and for all? 

There are many explanations for that and one of them is as simple as it is ugly.  As we all know, whenever we start calling for a ban on abortion, a significant number of people will immediately want to talk about the need for exceptions in cases like rape, incest, fetal deformity, etcetera.  But this is a smokescreen that conceals the real agenda.  Sadly, because of the general moral collapse of our country, the most powerful interest in America today is self-interest.  And what the public really wants is for any legal prohibitions against abortion to have a “My Daughter” exception.  They just don’t have the guts to admit it so they camouflage it with phony compassion. 

Musing 7

Has anyone else noticed that (a) many, if not most, of the people being touted as John McCain’s potential running mate are pro-aborts and (b) McCain is saying nothing about what he would do to stop the slaughter of the unborn?   

I have said it before and I will say it again.  America’s politicians are never going to take the pro-life movement seriously until we set some new ground rules.  First, we have to make it clear to these people that we are going to be single-issue voters with a litmus test.  Second, they must also be told that we have no interest in what they “feel” or “think” or “believe” about abortion.  The only thing we want to know is what they intend to do to stop it.  And we are not going to settle for some meaningless political gibberish about “reducing the need for abortion” or “lowering the unwanted pregnancy rate” or “creating a culture of life,” etcetera.  That tap-dance has gone on long enough.

The time has come for us to understand that even the noblest rhetoric is no help for the unborn child whose skull is locked in the abortionist’s forceps.  That will only stop when we demand that pro-life votes must be earned through pro-life actions.  Until the unborn are safe, sending that message is the duty of every pro-lifer.

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Regarding Muse 6..."the my daughter exception" is half the story. The other half is greed. If you tell someone you are pro-life, often times the question that comes up is what to do with all the "unwanted" babies. When it is followed by
"how many are you going to adopt" and/or "how much more taxes are you willing to pay for the unwanted children" you know the question is there to trip you more than anything else.

An unwanted pregnancy does not always result with an unwanted child. It is a myth to think otherwise.
Some women who have said their pregnancies were a mistake and chose not to abort, will also say that when they held their baby in their arms for the first time they realized it was the BEST mistake they ever made. The flipside is that there are so many women and men who said abortion was the worst mistake they ever made. Look at the silent no more awarenesswebsite www.silentnomoreawareness.org and read testimony of how abortion hurts.

Because abortion cuts across all social classes, it is a mistake to believe that every baby from an unwanted pregnancy will be put up for adoption and/or need public welfare.

In regards to adoption, the problem that exists today, is not a shortage of people willing to adopt newborns but rather a shortage of mothers who have the courage to carry their babies to term and give them up for adoption because it is in the child's best interest. Most people
adopting babies these days have to go the international route because the waiting list to adopt a baby born in the US is too long. Being pro-life does not mean you are obligated to adopt a baby any more than being against domestic violence means you are obligated to work
a shelter for battered women.

Regarding the money issue, we are a nation of immense resources. If we have to put a dollar value on human life, what does that say about us as a nation???? That said, I am tired of the tax increases more than anyone else. There is so much wasteful spending in government.

Money given to Planned Parenthood is just one example. I would much rather see my tax dollars used effectively. The irony is that it primarily has been the pro-choice politicians, from the tax and spend party, who are also have raised our taxes over the years.

On another note, and I hate to bring this up, but I saw that our own Father Frank Pavone has endorsed John McCain. GASP. What's going on with that, Father Frank?
# Posted By Mary | 4/8/08 1:26 PM
Oh Mark, You made my day with musing number 4. And then you topped it off with your closing thoughts. Thank you for pointing out the charade Prolifers fall for over and over again. Politicians have measured our commitment to the unborn and have come to realize that all they have to tell is is how they feel about child killing. We have X ed their ballot for the slightest lean in a pro-life direction. The time has come for us to hold them to account the way other single issue groups do. This is the kind of activism that get same sex marriage passed, that gets smoking restrictions enforced and gets politicians elected. Time to hold some so-called pro-life feet to the fires.

Thanks for the musings.
# Posted By Servant | 4/8/08 1:35 PM
Fr. Frank is endorsing McCain?!?!?!?!
# Posted By Jake R | 4/8/08 3:05 PM
The lessor of two evils argument will be made no doubt. But, it is still evil.
# Posted By Pro-Life In the Dakotas | 4/8/08 3:06 PM
If you will wind up with imperfection regardless should you not go ahead and choose the least imperfect? One of the options will be a boon for PP and the abortion industry as they get their hands on public money under the Hillary plan for socialized medicine.

McCain does not appear to be an abortion advocate/activist. At worst it will be status quo.
# Posted By Sarah, TX | 4/8/08 3:08 PM
"The most likely scenario will be that she is calling the local topless bars trying to get the name of the pole-dancer who took Bill home with her." HA! HA!

If it rings it might be an angry husband looking for his wife - last seen at a Bill Clinton appearance.
# Posted By Juan | 4/8/08 3:10 PM
Fr. Frank has a history of supporting the wrong guy. He was an absolute Bush fanatic, look where that got him . . . . . .
# Posted By David Ross | 4/8/08 3:12 PM
McCain is not an extreme "sub-human being" as the "King Kong in Bloomers" and the "Pro-Abort Media Idol" Dems of competition. To mudsling Fr. Pavone, the human unborn's greatest advocate, is nothing less than attempted defamation and an ill insult meant to covertly silence those of us who are boldly American. Cowards don't speak up for the human unborn, and by not speaking up, taking a stand, we empower the Left and the Pro-Abort media with strength in their voice. They get their power from those who DON'T speak up. President Bush did not curse our country with a Clintonian two time veto of the partial birth abortion bill, rather signed it as his very FIRST duty as a new President! Bush, encouraged with great men of faith, truth, courage and wisdom as Fr. Pavone, have done whatever possible for the human unborn and should be applauded appreciatively.

Where did your Pro-Life efforts get you? Or were you perhaps entrenched in fear of loosing your job or reputation and character by speaking out and taking a humanitarian stand. If the madness continues, you'll loose everything anyway, so stop giving the strength to the "country take over" by your sheeple bleats. So many helpless cowardly wimps are bowled over by the lies. There is danger in the truth, which is right. Pretty soon the best of us get upset and start, or continue, to be silenced. Few are speaking up.

There is a Divine Order of Authority, in default of that you have chaos, and that chaos is political. A dark world.

Fr. Pavone was right to take the little opportunity to endorse McCain. Dare he bloat the dark others with power by helplessly not speaking out or being a timid souless victim whose lost his energy to the bullies.

The whole atmosphere of this country would change if everyone would just take a stand. Who would you be if you weren't afraid?
# Posted By Gera Schmidt | 4/9/08 6:26 AM
My word, I didn't realize pointing out the obvious would create such a vehement response directed at myself.

First, I said nothing negative about the pro-life efforts of Fr. Frank. He is indeed a champion for the unborn. How ever he has made some strong statements as he stood for certain politicians in the past. Going on how pro-life they are, only to be disappointed. Maybe it is his optimism that keeps him going on about these guys who have no track record of action. The PBA ban was an easy decision as it was the "politically correct" thing to do. There was no political cost to it as it was widely supported by the public and for the most part Congress. Also, as pointed out by Mark and others the sum total of lives saved by banning this procedure is little to none. Late term abortions still happen today, inspite of the ban.

Second, the President of the United States has the ability to directly effect the abortion situation in a real and powerful way. Executive Orders come to mind immediately. Why does he not issue one that will make an impact? Perhaps recognizing personhood? Bush protected some fish in October of last year with this one, Protection of Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations. Don't think that these are not powerful things. Clinton sent us into a war with Kosovo with one in '99.

Third, you commented on my veracity on the issue of the unborn. To my knowledge you do not know me or my activities, however, you attack my character. Fr. Frank, as devoted as he is to the unborn, in fact remains human. As a human he is subject to making wrong choices, especially when the outcome of the choice is beyond his control. There was no disparagement meant on my concerning his work or character, just an observation that he seems to side with the Republican out front and that has not been very profitable for the unborn.

You speak of the cost of taking a pro-life stand. I would argue that perhaps the financial and sociological cost to you and me is much greater then it is for Father Frank. Father Frank was a priest prior to his full time activity in the pro-life movement. There were financial and and social ramifications to that decision. In fact in his case, there may be some social benefit to his pro-life activities. His stature within the Catholic Church is quite high because of his position. (I am in NO WAY implying that is why he is doing this, rather just responding to your assertion that being active on behalf of the unborn has implications relating to job, social standing and reputation) His reputation is known and recognized all the way to Rome. How many parish priests have that honor? He has access to the Pope, and the higher ups in the Vatican. Does your priest have that kind of clout? He is loved and adored by thousands because of his work.

Compare this to say (I leave myself out of this as I do not want to argue whether I am doing enough, and taking enough abuse in your eyes for the cause) Mark Crutcher, who was a successful business man, Joe Scheidler, who went through a Job experience (Praise God all was restored), Troy, and countless other less well known folk who quietly work in front of their local clinic, in the schools, and in front of local city halls. They do not get the accolades that Fr. Frank does (No complaint as his work should be praised for the good is has done and continues to do). However, the personal ramifications of his actions are a lot less then others.
# Posted By David Ross | 4/9/08 9:25 AM
All I know is I'm confirmed of God's Will in my life. Pope John Paul II once said, "Be Not Afraid! Have No Doubt!"
Those words are my touch stone.

Obviously, a good writer I am not. Apologies to you, D.R., my comments are not directed at you personally, though, all right?

Again, if the madness continues, we all will loose verything anyway! The "safe zone" is never the "Faith Zone"! Sprinkle mustard seeds among the fields of fearful faithless. Honor lies within our Eternity and relationship with God. Whoop-de-do if Rome or Washington says a peep of praise! Soldiers put their very lives on the line in principle, yet we FEAR the filth of the subhuman bully Pro-Abort Media and Pro-Abort Mafia? There may be blood in the streets someday, and maybe soon, when WE have our own mainstream media power hold and Mafia of Mercy. God is so patient, so loving, so watchful.

Are we just "Stayin' alive, not going no where. Somebody help! Somebody!"? Help YOURSELF... speak out, take a stand! "BE NOT AFRAID! HAVE NO DOUBT!"

How deep is our love? We're living in a world of fools breaking us down!
# Posted By Gera Schmidt | 4/9/08 11:42 AM
All this fuming at Rev Wright by conservatives is nothing but the rankest hypocrisy.These indignant people(including prominent politicians)routinely sit through fire-breathing sermons by evangelical preachers who demonize gays and others they disapprove of, merely fostering intolerance and hate.And recently,Oklahoma politician Sally Kern made an idiotic and
bigoted speech claiming that "gays are a greater threat to America than terrorism". Where was the conservative outrage at all this garbage?The silence was deafening.And many evangelicals came to the defense of the bigoted Kern.Appalling! By the way,I am not gay,just opposed to homophobia.It's no better than antisemitism or racism.
# Posted By robert berger | 4/24/08 9:54 AM
Robert B., for a clear understanding, visit "men seeking men" at www.sfbay.craigslist.org. Perhaps the deafening silence is irrational sheer shock?
# Posted By Ninny No Name | 4/25/08 9:57 PM

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics