A Marine Mother Speaks Out, A Grieving Father Puts A Face on Policies, And Another PPF Video Surfaces *Open Thread*


There is so much going on this week, it is hard to know where to start. If I was President Obama, I would choose a comedy show on which to appear – for an hour. Hey, he doesn’t have time to call the Steinle Family, or show up at a Memorial Service for the Chattanooga Five, but he can go on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. That is how OBAMA prioritizes the events of the day, the goings on of the country, and the world.

Thankfully, I am not Obama, and I do have some priorities. Today, that includes a mother trying to get America to wake the hell up about our military; a grieving father, Jim Steinle, who lost his daughter thanks to Obama and the Democrats’ illegal immigration stance; and more on Planned Parenthood.

First to the mother calling for our military to be armed. This comes via Western Journalism, this editorial by Ashley Edwardson at Allen West:

I have three daughters who are Marines. Am I angry about the murder of the four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee? I’m worse than angry. I’m so angry I can hardly write. I’m mad as hell, and I ain’t gonna take it anymore. And I’ve been angry for eight years or more. I’m angry at the fools who gave us Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5210.56, which for all intents and purposes, put our troops in the position of sitting ducks at home and around the world.

And I’m angry that the welcome mat is STILL out, allowing tens of thousands of Middle Eastern sickos into our country.

I can’t even fathom what kind of stupid logic is behind a directive which forces our military personnel to leave their weapons in a locked arsenal on a military base — while also forcing those same military personnel to work side-by-side with people who are pretty obviously going to be gunning for them at some point. This policy, issued for their own protection I’m sure, issued by people surrounded by the best security systems the DOD can provide, also put unarmed recruiters in strip malls with no bulletproof glass and again no firearms. They don’t even have a can of mace they can throw at someone.


It’s obvious that no one at any level in the Pentagon is going to demand our military personnel be given a fighting chance to survive in the war zone that American has become. Even after Ft. Hood, our Commander-in-Chief did not order this directive to be rescinded.

Our troops live in harm’s way every day to protect us. It’s time for us to demand their right to protect themselves. How long do you think Congress, the Pentagon paper pushers, and the Commander-in-Chief would report for work to a strip mall office with glass windows, NO armed security guards, no Capitol Police, no Secret Service, no fences, no armored vehicles,and no personal weapons? Yet this is what they demand of our military personnel who are assigned to recruiting stations across the country. […] (Click here to read the rest, including phone numbers to call officials to demand they rescind this current policy.)

As noted above, along with the issue of our military being able to protect itself is the issue of safety for US Citizens that the current policies of Sanctuary cities and the Dream Act present. The case against Sanctuary Cities was made poignantly by Jim Steinle, the father of the young woman murdered by the oft-deported criminal illegal alien, Kate Steinle. From SF Gate:

[…] “We feel strongly that some legislation should be discussed, enacted or changed to take these undocumented immigrant felons off our streets for good,” said Kathryn Steinle’s father, Jim Steinle, who was with his daughter when she was killed while strolling in daylight along a popular San Francisco pier. “We feel if Kate’s law saves one daughter, one son, a mother, a father, Kate’s death won’t be in vain.”

Testifying before a somber Senate Judiciary Committee, Jim Steinle described his daughter as friendly, happy, adventurous and full of laughter and love. Shot at random before his eyes as they walked arm in arm, she had time only to utter the words “Help me, Dad.”

“Those are the last words I will ever hear from my daughter,” Steinle said. “We’d be proud to see Kate’s name associated with some of this new legislation.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking. Congress damn well better do something to hold these “sanctuary cities accountable, if you ask me

And then there is the new video that has surfaced exposing yet another Planned Parenthood DOCTOR exposing the organization with even more abhorrent responses (if that is possible) from the last time. From IJReview (and you can click this link if you want to watch the actual video):

[…] Now, a new undercover video has surfaced showing yet another of the organization’s senior executives discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.

In the video, Dr. Mary Gatter, President of the Planned Parenthood Medical Director’s Council, allegedly negotiates the price and process of altering how abortions are done so that more intact specimens may be furnished.

The video opens with the statement from Richards, and then segues to Dr. Gatter’s simple question:

“Well, why don’t you tell me what you’re used to paying?”

Later on in the edited video, Dr. Gatter does say that “we’re not in it for the money.” However, after she argues that $100 per specimen is not enough, she adds that she wants a new luxury vehicle:

“Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”

[…] Click here to read the rest.)

And Obama appears on a COMEDY show. Way to have your priorities there, Mr. Obama. Thank heavens there are more serious and sober people in this country, but the Commander in Chief should fall into that category.

My heart goes out to the Steinles; the families of the Chattanooga Five and Fort Hood, for that matter, many of whom would still be alive if they were allowed to carry weapons; and I weep for what this nation has become that there is not more outrage over Planned Parenthood.

This is an Open Thread.


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41 Responses to “A Marine Mother Speaks Out, A Grieving Father Puts A Face on Policies, And Another PPF Video Surfaces *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Absolutely incredible that Obama would go on the Daily Show and ignore the Steinle family and the PP outrage. He is unfit for the human race let alone for high office.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t it? And I think your last comment on my post yesterday really sums it up, Marge. It is absurd that, in the midst of ALL that is going on, Obama would make light of the Iranian deal, all while the Iranians are claiming we SURRENDERED to them, and claim, AGAIN, that Reps had NO ideas they offered. Total b.s. Just because he didn’t LIKE what they had to say, like on Immigration, doesn’t mean they said NOTHING. Yet there he and Jon sat, just yucking it up while families are grieving as a direct result of his policies, and the idiocy of “gun-free zones,” which sets up our military in a big way.

      And don’t even get me started (again) on Planned Parenthood and the deafening silence of the Democrats…

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      He just has to make an ASSSS,Of himself, Marge 👿

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

  3. foxyladi14 Says:

    Gun Free zones, Are magnets for killers 😡

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Carly Fiorina doesn’t allow Jake Tapper to bully her into attacking Scott Walker and the bill he signed making abortions after 20 weeks illegal. I never understand why candidates have to explain “other” candidates positions and not just their own.

    The bill Scott Walker signed is about abortions after 20 weeks. What exceptions should be made? If a woman is raped she is offered, or can obtain the morning after pill and not have to worry about getting pregnant with her rapists child. Or get an abortion at any time up to 20 weeks. Why would any woman want to wait any longer to rid her body of a product of rape?

    As for incest, if a doctor recommended it I think some accommodation could be made. Although why would anyone have to wait past 20 weeks is beyond me.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I don’t get why they are asked to defend the positions of their competitors, either. I caught FIorina on Fox & Friends this morning. She handles herself so well, including when she is asked abt the positions of others.

      Good for her for not allowing Tapper to bully her.

      As for the 20 week abortion thing, for the life of me, I cannot understand people who think that is TOO SOON for a cut-off. A fetus is practically viable at that amt of time. And yeah – if someone has conceived through rape or incest, I cannot imagine waiting FIVE MONTHS before aborting, but maybe there are extenuating circumstances (like they can’t get away from their incest perpetrator or something).

      But really – I think 5 months is too long. Take the Morning After pill, or get it in the first trimester if you feel you MUST have an abortion, but a fetus that is more than halfway along? That makes me ill to even think abt it…

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Eric Allie is one of my favorite cartoonists but I haven’t been able to steal many of his cartoons lately. Only the old ones. I found this one and think it shows why he’s one of my favorites.

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Dr. Alveda King had quite the message for Black Legislators over PPF: http://www.westernjournalism.com/mlk-jr-s-niece-drops-massive-truth-bomb-in-open-letter-about-planned-parenthood/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Dr. Alveda King quote often has words of wisdom for the black community. The problem is that so many would rather listen to mountebanks like Sharpton or Jackson. But she keeps speaking out. Good for her.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Ohmygosh, yes – what a great way to phrase that. I think someone like Sharpton is threatened by King because she truly DOES embrace MLK’s legacy, and he just pretends like he does to make MONEY.

        Yeah – they would do well to listen to her and not that charlatan…

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    I think it is the very “soullessness” of the two women in the Planned Parenthood videos that is so appalling. They seem to have NO feelings about the evil of what they propose. Harvesting and selling organs should appall and decent person. Women are supposed to be the nurturers.

    If this is what being Pro-Choice does to the soul I am glad I stopped being Pro-Choice some time ago. I can only excuse myself by saying I had no idea that viable babies were being aborted. I didn’t realize that some repulsive women were aborting babies after the first trimester.

    Any idea of my remaining Pro-Choice died with the Gosnell disgrace. He is in jail for murdering BABIES and still the Pro-Abortion crowd pretends to support this horror in the name of women’s health. That’s absolute bullshit and they know it. They know it and that makes the whole thing that much more repugnant to anyone with the slightest bit of decency.

    Planned Parenthood videos should appall even pro-choice advocates

    It’s not often that a business-lunch conversation becomes a viral YouTube video. But then, it’s not often that a top Planned Parenthood official is recorded discussing, over a leisurely lunch of salad and red wine, the business of selling fetal organs harvested from aborted babies.


  8. kenoshamarge Says:

    Kirsten Powers weighs in on the Planned Parenthood debacle

    Kirsten Powers: Time to Crush Planned Parenthood

    This is stomach-turning stuff. But the problem here is not one of tone. It’s the crushing. It’s the organ harvesting of fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It’s the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection. There is no nice way to talk about this.

    As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted, “It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them.”


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I am glad Powers is speaking out abt this. It is not as surprising to have someone like King speak out – this has long been a major cause for her. But for Powers, a Dem through and through, to speak out is a start. Hopefully, more Dems will start to open their eyes and put a stop to this, as well as the funding taxpayers are shelling out.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I often take issue with Kirsten Powers – on immigration IMO she’s a complete blockhead.

        But from time to time she remembers she’s a Christian and a decent woman and she speaks out. She pays a price for it so that makes it quite gutsy. Still think she’s blockhead on many issues but a blockhead with a conscience and the guts to speak out against evil.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          I know that you do often take issue with her, as do I, but once in a while she gets it right. Sadly, it DOES take a lot of courage to speak out on this issue for Dems. Good for her for doing so.

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    It isn’t often I quote Marco Rubio. I just don’t trust the man after his flip-flop on immigration. But in this case he said the same thing I’ve been saying; which of course means he must be right. 😉

    Rubio on Trump: “We Already Have A President That Has No Class”


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I heard him say that this morning, and that it was a spot on assessment by him. We have been, and are on, this road. We don’t need to stay ON it when we get a chance to get a real leader in to course correct.

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    To change the topic momentarily, Western Journalism had this very good video of Netanyahu stating in a minute why the Iran deal is so bad:

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    To return to the PPF debacle, this Hill article is incredibly disturbing in how the Left is framing this: Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donor, liberal group Credo, is warning that the drip-drip of damaging footage could lead to a sequel to the ACORN scandal in 2009.

    In that campaign, conservatives used hidden cameras to produce viral videos that suggested officials at the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) were advising people masquerading as a prostitute and a pimp on how to circumvent tax laws.

    The nonprofit group, which had been involved in voter registration drives, disbanded after months of negative publicity.

    “We saw what happened with ACORN, and it happened so fast and it happened without enough pushback from Democrats, and our goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen again,” said Heidi Hess, campaign manager for Credo.

    “It does have that feeling,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said when asked about the comparison to ACORN. “When people come and secretly tape you, it’s a pretty low form of harassment in my opinion.” (Link: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/248760-fears-on-left-grow-for-planned-parenthood)

    “HARASSMENT”? To find out the TRUTH is HARASSMENT?!?!?

    WOW. Just WOW.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Along those lines, Greg Gutfeld said on “The Five” today that the complaints from the Left abt the taping are disingenuous. He added if “60 Minutes” had done an expose of something like the NRA (I think was his example), they would be THRILLED with it. No kidding.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Gutfeld is right on target! As I’ve said many times before, and will undoubtedly say many times again, “If it weren’t for double standards the Democrats would have no standards at all.”

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Barbara Boxer thinks that anything that pushes back on the left is harassment.
      The IRS harasses private citizens for the crime of being conservative? Not so much.

      Hypocrites like the abominable Boxer are just so much hot air. I loathed her even when I was a Democrat for being such a tiresome blowhard.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Remember her OUTRAGE when a General referred to her as “ma’am,” as if that was an insult?? For the military, that is RESPECT. She is something else.

        And yes, no doubt if anyone tries to check the Left, they see it as harassment.

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    Derek Hunter nails the black racists.

    No Lives Matter

    Who would have thought it? With all the issues facing the country and the world, the thing that got people the most upset so far this election season is a politician saying “all lives matter.” But that’s where we find ourselves, and it’s incredibly sick.

    A group calling itself #BlackLivesMatter has become a vocal part of the progressive left. It is not a productive part, nor a large part. But it is extremely vocal, and the squeaky wheel gets the grease.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I love that Stephen A. Smith, the black ESPN Commentator, is speaking out abt this, and how ridiculous it is that someone gets shouted down for saying ALL lives matter.

      NO. KIDDING.

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

    And why is it…

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      No kidding!!! The MSM and the FBI STILL won’t make the connection, as if becauss Abdulazeez (sp?) doesn’t have a laminated ISIS card, he can’t be called a radical Islamist jihadist. Never mind that he, like Major Hasan, was watching Anwar Al-Awlaki videos, looking up martyrdom, wrote abt it, etc., etc., etc.

      But one photo of Roof with a Confederate Flag was enough to damn IT for all eternity.


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