“Here We Go Again…” Open Thread*


So sayeth Megyn Kelly in regard to the failure thus far of the FBI and Obama Administration to call the actions of Mohammad Youssef Abdaluzeez, the radical Islamic jihadist who gunned down four Marines and one Sailor. As a result of this reticence, these five brave men will not be honored with the Purple Heart, which they RICHLY deserve, unless the FBI changes its designations.

But no one can say it like Megyn Kelly, and here she is (h/t Western Journalism):

You may recall, it took six years – SIX YEARS – to change the designation in the Fort Hood massacre by radical Islamist, Major Nidal Hasan, before those killed and wounded were able to receive THEIR Purple Hearts and benefits.

As Kelly and Lt. Col. Shaffer noted in the video above, the FBI knew there were DIRECT connections between the man who was considered the Top Terrorist in the World, Anwar Al-Awlaki, and knew that Hasan was becoming more radicalized as time went on, but refused to call his “Allahu Akbar!” gunning down of fellow soldiers anything but “workplace violence.” It was an absurd, offensive, mind-boggling, designation for what happened at that base.

And it is equally mind-boggling that, so far, despite Abdulazeez ALSO being infatuated with Al-Awlaki, and researching radical Muslim materials, has not been designated a terrorist.

There is something seriously, seriously wrong with the very agencies on which we rely to get it right when they continue to get it so wrong. Or worse, when they capitulate to political correctness rather than address what is a serious, and pressing, security concern for the nation as the recent attempted terrorist attack in Key West highlights.

The same can be said of a Commander in Chief whose first response is not to support wholeheartedly those gunned down, those actively serving their nation. But rather to offer some mealymouthed comments about what happened and the “lone gunman” who took down these courageous men. That they were killed by a terrorist, and have not been appropriately honored with Purple Hearts, or by anyone from the Obama Administration attending THEIR funerals considering the attendance by the same at the funerals of a thug and a drug dealer, is appalling. And telling.

Hell, this Commander in Chief did not attend the funeral of a GENERAL assassinated in Afghanistan, a terrorist attack without a doubt. Nope. Neither did ANYONE from his Administration. A MAJOR GENERAL (2 -star), Harold Greene, and no one from the Administration went.

I’d call that a pattern. “Here we go again,” indeed.

And the same can be said for another major scandal rocking this nation right now – well, it would be if more outlets actually covered it. But hey – Planned Parenthood asked the media pretty please not to cover these horrific videos, and predictably, they complied. From The Federalist:

How bad is the baby organ trafficking story for Planned Parenthood? So bad that the nation’s largest abortion provider has hired a pricey PR firm to bully media outlets into not covering the scandal.

According to Politico, Planned Parenthood hired Democratic megafirm SKDKnickerbocker to handle its public relations effort surrounding the widening organ trafficking scandal. In a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, multiple top Planned Parenthood executives are captured haggling over the prices of aborted baby body parts and discussing ways to maximize money earned through the harvesting and sale of human organs. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

As Dana Perino highlighted this afternoon on “The Five,” The PR firm is the one Anita Dunn, formerly of the White House, created. You know this firm – it represented Sandra Fluke. Uh, yeah.

But I digress.

There is yet another video out about Planned Parenthood and their despicable practices, and if possible, this one is even worse than the other two. Hard to believe, I know, but true. From the Daily Caller:

A medical technician who harvested aborted fetuses in Planned Parenthood clinics describes her traumatic work experience in a third video produced by a medical ethics group opposed to abortion.

Holly O’Donnell unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” for a fetal tissue company in 2012, when she was assigned to harvest and dissect aborted fetuses in Planned Parenthood clinics, according to The Center for Medical Progress. The fetal dissection procedures were so shocking, she says, that she actually passed out unconscious on her very first day.

“I remember grabbing the leg, and I said ‘this is a leg,’” O’Donnell says in the video. “And the moment I picked it up, I could just feel like death and pain — like I’ve never felt that before — like shoot up through my body. And I started to, I blacked out basically.” (RELATED: Planned Parenthood Doctor Discusses Harvesting Of Aborted Baby Parts)

When O’Donnell came to, one of the nurses said, “Don’t worry, it still happens to a bunch of us,” adding, “Some of us don’t ever get over it.”

Well, GOOD HEAVENS, I would certainly hope that there is enough conscience to NOT get over dismembering a fetus!! WWho would ever be okay with doing that?

There is more:

O’Donnell worked for StemExpress, but spent her days working in Northern California Planned Parenthood Clinics. “The owner, Cate Dyer, she used to be a procurement tech, and then she went and started her own business,” O’Donnell says, referring to StemExpress. “And now she’s making a lot of money based off the poor girls who half the time don’t even want to get abortions.”

“It’s a pretty sick company.”


“We were asked to procure certain tissues, like brain liver, thymus, pancreas, heart, lungs and pretty much anything on the fetus,” O’Donnell says. “It’s basically trafficking of fetal tissues.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

It is hard to even read what these people were asked to do, and near impossible to conceive of DOING what they do. I don’t blame O’Donnell one bit for blacking out. I cannot imagine anything more heinous that what has happened (is happening?) at Planned Parenthood.

“Here we go again,” and that is a tragedy, no matter how you look at it.

This is an Open Thread.


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28 Responses to ““Here We Go Again…” Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    We, as a nation, should be so ashamed.

    Despicable <thingslike Cecile Richards and all her ilk should be shunned. That means Pelosi, Clinton, Boxer, Schakowsky and all the other women who think doing this kind of human butchery is just dandy. Women’s Health my ass!

  2. foxyladi14 Says:

    Some of us are very ashamed at what is going on.
    Others tho, Not so much. 😡

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      That so many women, the so-called “nurturers” of the species are so callus is unbelievable.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I just had to hide a post from an old friend (male) who was calling Sarah Palin white trash for wanting to defund PPF. Another friend (both from boarding school) said she wouldn’t call her “white trash,” but a hypocrite. WHY?? The guy mentioned Bristol, but she did not exactly AVAIL herself of PPF, did she? What a ridiculous argument, but that is where we are.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          When you allow your ideology to take over your common sense you say stupid things.

          As far as I’m concerned the only “trash”, white or otherwise, are those who think we should fund the monsters at Planned Parenthood.

          As for hypocrite – what hypocrite? Sarah had baby Trig when she could have had an abortion. Bristol had her baby when she too could have had and abortion. There is no hypocrisy there. They lived what they said they believed.

          Foolish remark by your friend.

          • kenoshamarge Says:

            I guess once you’ve convinced yourself that dismembering babies and selling them piecemeal is all right you can convince yourself of pretty much anything. Doesn’t make it right and doesn’t make it true but evidently it helps them sleep at night.

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            Oh, it got worse from there. I stopped engaging with him when he continued to make the same claims – that the Palins hunt for sport, not food; that Palin hunted moose from a helicopter (zero proof of that – I looked twice), and that Palin put bullsyes on people (I helpfully put up a map from the DCCC that had bullseyes on it – and it came out BEFORE Palin’s did). Oh, he made more disparaging remarks abt their parenting with Bristol having a baby out of wedlock. I reminded him that we had fellow students who did the same thing – did he feel the same way abt THEM??? He went on to say there were no HIV/STDS then, and I knew he was just an idiot. Seriously – no STDS 40 yrs ago??? What an idiotic thing to say.

            He clearly has Palin Derangement Syndrome – no facts mattered to him despite his claim that he has to “tell it like it is.” Um, no – you are telling it the way the Dems WANT you to tell it, not the way it IS. Wow.

            So, yeah – not wasting one more second on him especially because he did not mention ANYTHING abt the abhorrent practices of PPF which I had called immoral, inhumane, unethical, and likely illegal. Nope – no mention of that at all…

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    I thought it was one of the stupidest responses I’d ever heard. Now that Chris Cillizzia and WaPo say so too, I must be right. I guess the left has to keep telling us how smart Hillary and Obama are because without them telling us we might think that maybe, just maybe, they aren’t 1/2 as smart as they think they are.

    Hillary Clinton’s ridiculous hedge on Keystone XL

    Here’s Hillary Clinton’s “answer” to a question about whether she supports or opposes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline at a townhall in New Hampshire today.

    “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question,” Clinton said. “This is President Obama’s decision. I’m not going to second-guess him.”

    Er, what?



    Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I thought it was ridiculous when I heard it last night, too. What a crock, and what a poor attempt at trying to get out of answering a DIRECT question. Ugh.

      When I heard the dates of the missing emails this morning, I was thinking that it HAD to coincide with some major trouble there. I reckon it did. Shocking – NOT.

      Thanks for the links, and the cartoon nails it!

  4. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Since I mentioned Palin above, this article caught my eye: http://www.westernjournalism.com/the-huge-thing-trump-just-revealed-about-sarah-palin-has-her-fans-buzzing/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I was surprised when Sarah didn’t jump Trump for attacking McCain. Maybe she’s smart to just keep out of the fight.

      I don’t think Trump’s praise will help her in the long run – but the fact that he leads the field flabbergasts me so what do I know?

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I know, right? It is hard to believe he is leading, too. I hope people will settle down after the debates and see who the real serious candidates are.

        Honestly, though, the Reps have done this to themselves by not following through on what they have promised. Still, hard to believe.

        And I think Palin was smart to be so diplomatic. She is right that Trump is channeling the anger that a lot of people are feeling at the direction of the country, the lack of spine demonstrated by the Reps, and all of that.

        I think the quality candidates, like Walker and Fiorina, will shine through, though. Hope so anyway!

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          Another question is will Trump have the discipline to keep from making an ass of himself during the debates. His bombast may be “fun” on the stump, during a serious debate? Probably not so much.

          I too think the way candidates stick so closely to a script is frustrating. But I do understand why when they know that the liberal media is waiting to pounce for any slip of the tongue.

  5. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And then there is THIS little tidbit coming out today: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2015/07/29/rep-chaka-fattah-indicted-on-racketeering-charges-n2032004

    That would be those chickens coming home to roost…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      And read that he still intends to run for re-election. And I have no doubt, given his race, that his constituency will re-elect him simply for that. After all the corrupt old Charlie Rangel is still in office where a white crook would have been sent packing.

      White bigots showed for years that race and party was the only thing that mattered. Now black bigots are doing the same thing they excoriated those white bigots for. The hypocrisy is palpable.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Wow, that is just astonishing, isn’t it? That he is still going to run? But I know you are right – he will get re-elected, just like Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel did.

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      OHMYGOSH – that is disturbing, and so accurate.

      Now, you all know I am a HUGE, HUGE animal lover. And I am disgusted over the lion shot in Zimbabwe by the US dentist. But the threats to kill HIM, a HUMAN BEING, while completely ignoring the revolting revelations abt Planned Parenthood, is truly astonishing. It highlights in bold relief where we are in this country. Human babies being, well, “picked apart”? Meh. But shoot an animal and people want to hang the perpetrator from the yardarm.

      Again – huge animal lover. I can barely stand to see how fish are killed but force myself to since I eat fish and feel that is only right. But there is a disconnect when human life taken is shrugged off, or worse, while ranting and raving abt the rights of animals.

      Well, unless it can be used as a political issue of “human rights” in another country and then it is a different issue altogether, dontchaknow.

  8. helenk3 Says:


    the VA needs a good cleanout

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    And what have we as a country become when “how long” turns into “how much”?

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    And then there’s Republican “Leadership”…

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And Branco does it again:

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