An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Fred Thompson survey said: “I do not believe abortion should be criminalized”
Former senator has voting record opposed to federal funding and partial-birth, but 1990s issue answers addressed life issues more directly
Documents The Tennessean located last week in Thompson’s Senate archive at the University of Tennessee show:
â€¢ On a 1996 Christian Coalition survey, he checked “opposed” to an amendment to the U.S. Constitution “protecting the sanctity of human life.”
â€¢ He included a handwritten clarification: “I do not believe abortion should be criminalized. This battle will be won in the hearts and souls of the American people.”
I don’t have a problem with this. For one thing, he’s right. It will be a battle won in hearts, not courts. We shouldn’t need an amendment to protect life, it should be a given.
The wounded child, a 2-year-old girl, was taken to a hospital in Rockford, Ill., where she was reported in critical condition late Saturday, hospital officials said. Rockford Memorial Hospital officials said she was flown to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, where officials did not immediately give her condition Sunday morning.
One of the spectators was next-door neighbor Jesus Valadez, 27, who said he was outside in spite of police telling him to stay indoors and keep his doors locked.
“It’s kind of scary,” Valadez said. “Exciting, don’t get me wrong. Better than watching TV.”
What kind of mentality does it take to find a child getting shot ‘exciting’? Wisconsin again, made international news, but not for anything good.
An Ohio sheriff who billed the federal government for the cost of jailing criminal aliens and asked Mexico to reimburse him in his fight against Mexican-based drug rings says the Senate’s failure to pass an immigration-reform bill is reason enough for states to target illegal aliens themselves.
If the federal gubmint won’t uphold the law, why shouldn’t states be able to?
President Bush, getting a hero’s welcome as the first American president to visit Albania, said Sunday that there cannot be endless dialogue about achieving independence for neighboring Kosovo.
“Sooner rather than later you’ve got to say `Enough’s enough. Kosovo’s independent,’” Bush said during a news conference with the prime minister of this tiny impoverished European nation.
Well, that’s just peachy! When do we get to declare OUR independence from a government run amok? “Enough is enough!”
An Ohio charter school that emphasizes African history and culture served gin to sixth graders at a graduation ceremony and state education officials said they plan to investigate.
Four students were given a teaspoon of gin mixed with water in a ceremony modeled on a Ghanian rite of passage event, said Kwa David Whitaker, a Phoenix Village Academy official.
Since this isn’t Ghana, and we don’t typically spoon feed our kids gin, I’d say that was very much out of line! And since when did moving from elementary school to the higher grades become such a big deal? You graduate from high school and college….NOT elementary school fer petes sake!
A newspaper reported Sunday that a British company was closed after being caught in an apparent attempt to sell black-market weapons-grade uranium to Iran and Sudan.
But The Observer said it could not identify the company for legal reasons, and Britain’s Foreign Office declined to discuss the report, saying it never comments on intelligence and security matters.
Why on earth would any western company want to see Iran with nukes? That just doesn’t make sense.
Someone has been intentionally letting a herd of cows loose from a town of Hubbard farm, according to Dodge County Sheriffâ€™s Department dispatch logs.
The owner of the County Trunk S farm called police at 1:48 a.m. Sunday and said someone opened seven gates inside his barn, freeing 120 cows, according to the report.
The same thing happened Friday night, between 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., according to the report.
How much ya wanna bet there are teenagers and alcoholic beverages are involved? Ok, no smile. I NEVER did anything stupid as a teenager! (snicker)