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Archive for 24 November 2011
Well, I finally got around to going through the mail, and much to my surprise, I received something I NEVER expected to see addressed to me!
Say whut? Excuse me???????????? Planned Parenthood??? Murderers of innocent babies????? First, how the blazes did they get my name and address?? Ok….have calmed down, and opened the envelope. First thing I see is a letter:
Friend? FRIEND??????? Do they not know who they are dealing with here? *gritting teeth*
As we approach the end of this roller-coaster year, I want to thank you your past support. With the help of our members, this year we showed the world that no matter what tactic our opponents tried, they couldn’t stop Planned Parenthood from being there for women.
I beg your pardon? “Past support”? Who the devil do they think they send this garbage to? Josef Mengele? NO past support! NO current support! NO future support!!! EVER! “Tactics”? I guess telling the TRUTH is a tactic. So be it! And the murder of babies has NOTHING to do with women’s health!
And they couldn’t prevent us from making progress either. One of the most significant gains for women’s health was achieved this year when the Department of Health and Human Services ruled that birth control will be covered with no co-pays under the new health care reforms.
Oh yes… y’all made progress alright. Slaughtering more innocent children, destroying the lives of countless women. Uh huh. When the NEW president is sworn in on 20 January 2013, I pray the very first thing he, or she, will do is start the repeal process with the Republican controlled House and Senate!
Planned Parenthood led the fight that secured this historic victory on behalf of the millions of women who have trouble paying for birth control. And we are especially relieved that common sense prevailed in this matter – because it is in short supply elsewhere.
No doubt, Margaret Sanger is quite proud. You remember Sanger, right? That would be the founder of the American Birth Control League, which became Planned Parenthood. She was the one who pushed for murdering black babies in the womb, cuz ya know, “I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jails with large families.”
On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.
On the right of married couples to bear children:
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” Birth Control Review, April 1932
On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)
On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
“More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12
On the extermination of blacks:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon
The woman was evil, and I’ve no doubt she has her own special corner in hell! Ugh! I had to stop reading it. I didn’t want to lose the contents of my stomach from the last 6 months!
The second thing I found in the envelope was what I hoped to find….a pre-paid envelope.
The last item was a “check” made payable to Planned Parenthood. Actually, there were two. One in the amount of $25 and one for $50. Plus, the “2011 Matching Grant Challenge” that I guess I’m suppose to fill out and return with a check of my own. FAT CHANCE! Oh, I’m going to return it all to them, alright, but I can assure you, it’s not going to be what they are expecting. You see, we have a paper shredder that is going to be put to good use, along with a note to remove my name and address from their mailing list, along with a few choice words. Oh, don’t worry, I won’t use any four lettered words, but I will make sure they are very aware of my opinion of their organization!
A Day of ‘Public Thanksgiving and Prayer’
Most of us have heard or read at least part of Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation at some point. But even those who have heard it many times can overlook two important aspects of this important document.
The first is its timing: October 3, 1863. The nation had already endured two years of appalling carnage on the battlefields of the Civil War. And although Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg seemed to mark a turning point in favor of the Union, there was no clear light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, much more blood would be shed in the months ahead.
And yet President Lincoln paused at this time of unimaginable crisis not only to urge Americans to give thanks, but to note how blessed our nation is. “The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies,” the first sentence reads. He lists those blessings in terms so strong and soaring one could almost forget this was one of our nation’s darkest hours.
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; They found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them.
6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 And He led them forth by the right way, That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and irons—
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised the counsel of the Most High,
12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.
15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two.
17 Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing.