Sunday, November 29, 2015

Robert Lewis Dear: Killer

Robert L. Dear gunned down three people, killing them. He wounded nine others.

He's a monster.

Rather than mourning the dead and condemning the murderer, some are exploiting the crimes to advance political agendas.

From Reuters:

The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said "no more baby parts" while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported, citing unidentified law enforcement sources.

The utterance from suspect Robert Lewis Dear, 57, apparently referenced the organization's health services, which include abortion, and its role in delivering fetal tissue to researchers.

It could hint at a possible motive for the rampage on Friday, though NBC, citing sources, said investigators had not confirmed any motivation.

Authorities have not discussed a motive for the attack at the Colorado Springs clinic, which killed a police officer and two civilians and wounding nine. Federal law enforcement authorities referred questions to local police. Colorado Springs police could not be reached for comment.

...In a statement, Vicki Cowart, chief executive of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said "This is an appalling act of violence targeting access to health care and terrorizing skilled and dedicated health care professionals."

Dear's actions are appalling.

He should spend the rest of his life in prison.

You know how some people respond to Islamic terrorism by insisting that everyone should show their support for all the peace-loving Muslims?

It would be nice if they would react to this horrific shooting by demanding that pro-life activists be supported as the good, peaceful, law-abiding people that they are.

No chance that will happen.

Will Obama make a statement urging all to rally around the millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners in the wake of the Colorado Springs shootings?

The answer is no.

National Rice Cake Day

Today is National Rice Cake Day.

I'll celebrate by avoiding rice cakes.

It's also Electronic Greetings Day, also known as Make the Post Office More Irrelevant Day.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Brett Favre and Bart Starr

The weather was miserable and so was the outcome of the game.

But this was nice:

I was at Lambeau when Reggie White's number was retired. It was an absolutely gorgeous Sunday afternoon in September. Sadly, Reggie didn't live to receive the honor. The half-time ceremony was bittersweet to say the least.

Of course, with Favre, the event was dramatically different. It was Thanksgiving and the stage was prime time. And Bart Starr made his triumphant return to Green Bay. Lots of emotion and lots of drama.

It was inevitable that Favre would join the elite club -- Don Hutson, Tony Canadeo, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, and Reggie White. Without question, he deserves the honor.

He was a great player, giving us years of great football and a Super Bowl championship.

Bart Starr's appearance was so special. He was a great player, giving us years of great football and five NFL championships as well as victories in the first two Super Bowls. Starr is a great man.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day

October 3, 1863

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

A. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln defines this American holiday as "a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."

He speaks of the "gracious gifts of the Most High God."

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day, in the year of our Lord two thousand and fifteen!

Football on Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

'Climate-Friendly' Thanksgiving

You have to laugh at Leftists.

From NewsBusters:

On Tuesday, Think Progress listed the “‘Six Ways To Climate-Proof Your Thanksgiving.” Climate reporter Samantha Page offered tips to for “die-hard climate activist[s]” for Thanksgiving, when there are “emissions-heavy activities” and “tables full of food.”

...“Getting through Thanksgiving, when emissions-heavy activities like airline travel and tables full of food are the norm,” she continued, “can be a especially tricky for a die-hard climate activist. “

To help such activists, she listed the “six ways to climate-proof”:
“Choose your turkey wisely”
“Waste not, want not”
“Toast these drinks”
“Take the bus”
“Efficiency is a huge opportunity”
“Go ahead, talk about it”

While Page didn’t insist that readers give up their turkey, she urged that the “type of turkey” Americans eat can “go a long way toward reducing your environmental impact” because, for Thanksgiving, “turkey has the biggest environmental impact.”

Page, the Leftist, suggests:

Even with all these tips, Thanksgiving is hardly a carbon-neutral day for most of us. But there’s one more way you can get bigger climate returns on the day: Talk about it.

Maybe your family or friends don’t believe in climate change. Take a moment before the holiday to brush up on some key messages, and think of it this way: Convincing just one person to reduce her carbon footprint doubles what you can do on your own.

I am thankful that no one at my Thanksgiving table will be trying to convince me to reduce my carbon footprint. That is, indeed, a blessing.

I will be encouraging all guests to exhale carbon dioxide as liberally as they wish.

Obama: Talk Turkey