Finally! Congress Will Look Into Planned Parenthood Plus Three Human Fetal Tissue Suppliers


Even though the Senate acted cowardly and voted to fund Planned Parenthood, the House appears to be doing a better job.

Reuters is reporting today that a House committee sent letters to Planned Parenthood plus three human fetal tissue suppliers who do business with Planned Parenthood.  The letter to Planned Parenthood asks for interviews with employees shown in the now infamous videos.

The Congressional committee also sent letters to three suppliers who buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.  These letters are asking for “information and briefings,” according to Reuters.

It’s about time, but the House needs to do more than just ask…they need to launch a formal investigation and issue subpoenas.

Read Reuters story here:  U.S. Congress inquiry into Planned Parenthood widens | Reuters.

The Trump Show?


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Last night’s debate on FOX was touted by the media to be The Trump Show and, as a result, FOX had a record 24 million viewers.  Their high ratings aside, however, on Trump’s back, it seems that FOX had plans to try to do in Trump and end his candidacy for President of the United States.

The very first question was aimed at Trump who refuses to take a pledge to support whoever gets the GOP nomination, without question.  Trump, rightly so, said he couldn’t swear a pledge to someone not yet decided and would only swear, at this point, “if I am the nominee.”

Trump, on the spot, admittedly not a professional politician and debater, responded honestly, but the trap was set against him from there.

It got worse later during a question from Megan Kelly referring to his old, forgotten, dust-up with Rosie O’Donnelll.  But Kelly, snidely, twisted the question to leave low-information viewers with the impression that Trump’s invective was aimed at all women, not just O’Donnell who, by the way, started the squabble years ago.

Trump, on the spot again, responded in Trump style, “only Rosie O’Donnell.”

But the fix against him was in, perhaps part of “the secret plan” to deal with Trump, according to FOX anchors earlier in the day.

Deal with Trump?  How about try to get him, unfairly, out of the race?  The real hit against Trump came after the debate with pollster and would-be influencer of public opinion Frank Luntz who said that Trump’s candidacy was done.

Trump responded to Luntz in a Tweet telling him not “to come to my office looking for business again.”

Is Trump finished, as Luntz says?

I don’t think so.  Maybe for low-information voters who get their voting instructions from pollsters like Luntz and Barbie-Doll anchors like Kelly.  But otherwise, the rest of us know what’s going on here.

Trump scares the heck out of these big-money outfits who have been buying our elections for years now, and that includes FOX News!  Trump is his own person who doesn’t need their money or help and he is an American who loves America, our people, and he wants to see this great country on its feet again.  And Trump is the one who can do it because he obviously knows about the economy and how to make money.

FOX got its ratings last night on the back of Donald Trump but, once that happened, FOX wants him out just as much as the libs want to see him gone.

I trust that “the Donald” will hang in there and not let these petty individuals waylay him.

Donald Trump destroyed chances for candidacy, says Republican strategist Frank Luntz – CBS News.

And Here They Are: The Top Ten GOP Candidates!


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The very first debate of the 2016 Presidential Political Season will be held this Thursday on Fox for the Republican candidates.  Because there are at least 16 GOP candidates running, Fox announced that only the top-polling 10 will be on the main stage.  Cut-off was this evening, and here they are:

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Jeb Bush
  3. Scott Walker
  4. Mike Huckabee
  5. Ben Carson
  6. Ted Cruz
  7. Marco Rubio
  8. Rand Paul
  9. Chris Christie
  10. John Kasich

Obviously missing is former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Claire McCaskil Boycotts HBO’s Game of Thrones After Episode Showing Graphic Rape Scene


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Senator Claire McCaskil is boycotting the HBO series Game of Thrones following the depiction of a brutal rape scene in this week’s episode.  According to US Weekly, the Missouri Democrat says “I’m done” calling the scene “disgusting and unacceptable.”

I agree with Senator McCaskil.  Sophie Turner, the actress who portrays the victim of the assualt is only 19 years old.  To portray violence against young women, this very popular series should be ashamed.  I haven’t watched “Thrones” this season at all because, last season, I was becoming more appaled at the violence which, in my opinion, was bordering on pornographic.

I stand with Senator Claire McCaskil in her decision, as I am also boycotting “Thrones.”

US Weekly story link:  Claire McCaskill Leads Charge to Boycott Game of Thrones: ‘I’m Done’ – Us Week

Michael Bloomberg Puts Down University Intolerance at Harvard Address

“‘In each case, liberals silenced a voice — and denied an honorary degree — to individuals they deemed politically objectionable. This is an outrage,’ Bloomberg said to applause.”

I do not often agree with Michael Bloomberg, but this time he is right on.  What keeps us free is healthy debate and exchange of ideas.

Latest controversy not the first time for Donald Sterling

Without jumping to conclusions and accusations to call him a “racist,” the latest comments from the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is not the first time he has crossed the line into racist territory.  Even taking a cursory look into Sterling’s background reveals a history of outrageous racially charged language and outright discriminatory behavior.

Sterling was sued in 2006 by the U. S. Department of Justice for housing discrimination against Koreans, African Americans, and Hispanics; three years later the same department ordered him to pay nearly $8 million in fines and attorneys fees for discriminatory rental practices; also in 2009, a former Clippers general manager sued Sterling for racial discrimination in hiring practices.

At the moment, we do not know everything about this latest event reported originally by TMZ.  And until we find out whether or not the recording is legitimate, we should withhold judgement in this latest event.  Also, we should not just demand someone be fired or step down because of their belief.  However, the history on Sterling speaks volumes.  A person who is so wealthy that he not only owns a major league sports team, but is also a landlord in a U. S. major city, and who has been successfully sued for racial discrimination…well, if it walks like a duck…

At the very minimum, Sterling’s latest words, if they prove to be his, sound racist.  I would dare to say that, given his history, he probably did go off on his girlfriend as the recording purports, and that Donald Sterling probably is a racist!

To see a brief history of Donald Sterling:

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch

Mary Curtis:

Get the word out…people have to know what’s going on that media isn’t covering. Reblog this.

Originally posted on Caracas Chronicles:

San Cristobal ayer San Cristobal on Tuesday night

Dear International Editor:

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night. What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.

What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.

Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.

People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.

And that’s…

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G.O.P. Split Widens: Former Ohio Representative Tells Ted Cruz to “Leave the Party”


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Former Republican Representative from Ohio Steve LaTourette

Steve LaTourette, a Republican, represented Ohio’s 14th District. He resigned in 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Referring to Ted Cruz as  someone who makes his “head explode,” Steve LaTourette, a Republican who resigned Congress because of increasing Tea Party obstinacy, told MSNBC”s Lawrence O’Donnell (The Last Word) that Ted Cruz’s behavior was “reprehensible” and “irresponsible,” and that he wished that Cruz would “leave the party.”  LaTourette formerly represented Ohio’s 14th District (in the northeast corner of the state along Lake Erie) as a Republican.  He resigned in 2012 citing partisan extremists who browbeat others to the point of gridlock.


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