Fear-Monger Nancy Pelosi and Civilization as We Know It

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Dressed like an elderly, upscale biker chick in a leather jacket that she accessorized with $10,000 Tahitian pearls, Nancy Pelosi recently reemerged.  This time the House Minority Leader made an incoherent appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

After sharing the apocalyptic prophesy with atheist Maher that if Republicans retake the Senate “civilization is doomed,” the woman whose political party is currently in the process of dooming civilization uttered the following load of rubbish:  “Fear is a motivator, and we…” – as in Democrats – “are not fear mongers.”

So Democrats, who have singlehandedly decimated any shred of hope for America’s future, see themselves as “messengers of hope,” and according to Nancy, “messengers of hope” are what Democrats will “continue to be.”

Oh please!  When Nancy Pelosi says “hope,” does she mean “Hope and Change”-style hope?  Because if that’s what the aging septuagenarian is peddling, God help us all.

It’s funny to hear Nancy Pelosi project onto Republicans the very thing she is, which is a fear peddler.

This is the woman who, in the run-up to the failed stimulus bill, sounded an alarm to warn Americans that “Every week we don’t pass a Stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”

Besides being the person who, at the time, was second in line to the presidency adding another 200 million people to America’s census figures, Pelosi the Prophet apparently didn’t foresee at the time that six years after Obama’s “shovel ready” job-creating fiasco was passed, 92 million people, or approximately half of America’s working-age population, would be not working.

Not to mention the fear mongering that drove the rhetoric prior to the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act.  And speaking of healthcare reform, what exactly was the woman with the oversized gavel selling when she said that if the Republican’s “Protect Life Act” prevented Obamacare abortion funding pregnant ‘women [would] die on the floor?’

It was also Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco’s very own harbinger of hope, who warned America that if the House passed a bill that extended a federal pay freeze, it would “undermine the dignity” of a job that is, quite frankly, anything but dignified.

Speaking of federal workers, during the impending government shutdown of 2013 Ms. Nancy warned there would be a “strong negative” response from Democrats if Republicans didn’t comply with – you guessed it – Democrats.

Then, after the ruling that employers with religious objections could elect not to offer birth control as part of a company’s health care package, it was none other than anti-fear-mongering Nancy who warned Americans that they should “be afraid” of the Supreme Court.

Devout Roman Catholic that she is, Nancy Pelosi even felt it was incumbent upon her to write San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to ask him not to attend the Washington D.C. pro-tradition March for Marriage event this past June 14th.  Always the upbeat optimist, Nancy described the gathering as “venom masquerading as virtue.”

How Foot-in-Mouth Pelosi can say that Democrats are not “fear mongers” in the same breath as saying that “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate” does illustrate a level of cluelessness on Nancy’s part that is quite impressive.

But then on second thought, maybe Pelosi’s statement was actually positive, because after what Mrs. Pelosi and her Capitol Hill cronies have done to “civilization as we know it, a Republican Senate jeopardizing the current state of Democrat-crafted civilization is truly a hopeful prospect.

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The Religion of Liberalism and the ‘Killing of Innocents’

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In his primetime speech about going after ISIL (with that damned whistling S), a sibilant Barack Obama promised America that “[w]e will degrade, and ultimately destroy” the band of head-chopping thugs that, with each passing day, is growing larger and stronger.  The problem for America is that the president conveyed the message with significantly less conviction than when he promised us that with ObamaCare we could keep our own doctors.

In addition to the unconvincing delivery, Barack was wearing way too much pancake makeup, and he was positioned below drapes that, from a certain angle, created an optical illusion of the president sporting two horns that would turn Beelzebub green with envy.

In his speech Obama made “two things clear,” which, as usual, were anything but.

The first was that even though the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, otherwise known as ISIL, are bitter clingers clinging to armaments and the Quran, according to Obama, they are  “not Islamic,” which is sort of like saying that the Christ in “Christian” has nothing to do with Jesus.

The second, more glaring absurdity was made “clear” when America’s Muslim Apologist clarified for us that “[n]o religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIS’s victims have been Muslim.”

This is not a surprising statement, coming from a man who believes that there’s a religious “war on women” over abortion but doesn’t believe we’re at war with a group whose faith endorses beheading non-believers.

Either way, religion is loosely defined as a “body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices,” which means that a person could be religious about things other than God.

Take liberalism, for instance.  Liberalism’s basic tenets, or “particular set of beliefs and practices,” if you will, center on race-baiting, pushing illegal immigration, harping on “climate change,” and furthering unbridled promiscuity.

Adherents of the religion of liberalism evangelize proselytes to hate the U.S. Constitution, despise capitalism, and fervently revere the holy sacrament of abortion.

As defined, liberalism is a faith to which the president is wholeheartedly devoted.

The fact that high priest Barack Obama, as a central tenet of his religion, condones and even funds abortion serves to discredit the very assertion he made about religion and killing innocents.

Even Joe Biden, who practices the mutually exclusive faiths of Catholicism and liberalism, put a spiritual spin on things recently when he vowed that America “will follow [ISIS] to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside.”

ISIS believes that killing the innocent gains entry into paradise, and many liberals, despite favoring killing the unborn, eagerly look upward to a future in a heavenly home.

But if Joe thinks that killing the innocent results in the killer going to hell, he should really reconsider his support for the hallowed rite of abortion.

Then there’s the religiously liberal/“practicing and respectful Catholic” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who actually had the gall to say that she considers abortion “sacred ground.”

Meanwhile, although clearly appalled by the beheading of two Americans by a masked murderer with a kitchen knife, if Barack Obama were to go tit-for-tat in a “killing of innocents” competition, liberalism far out-kills ISIS.

With 700 Planned Parenthood churches funded by the government all over America, the dismembering, scalding, and suctioning of 3,000-4,000 innocents a day surely surpasses even ISIS’s busiest day of sadistic barbarism in the name of jihad.

But what Obama’s statement that “[n]o religion condones the killing of innocents” fails to acknowledge is that the fundamental religion he himself follows fanatically spills gallons of innocent blood daily.

Let’s face it – with Islam at its core, ISIS/ISIL hasn’t even come close to the 60 million babies who have been slaughtered here in America on liberalism’s bloody altar, and when it comes to killing in the name of religion, the main difference between ISIS and liberalism is that no one videotapes late-term abortions and proudly broadcasts them worldwide.

Rest assured, if abortions were public spectacles instead of private executions, James Foley’s and Steven Sotloff’s grisly murders would be just two in a daily barrage of religious sacrifices justified by equally committed zealots.

Moreover, Obama’s insistence that “the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim” means nothing, especially since his liberal religion champions the rights of minorities while simultaneously destroying those same minorities in high numbers.

According to the CDC’s latest Abortion Surveillance report:

Between 2007 and 2010, nearly 36 percent of all abortions in the U.S. were performed on black children, even though blacks make up only 12.8 percent of the population. Another 21 percent of abortions were performed on Hispanics, and an additional seven percent on other minority races.

So the president citing Muslims killing other Muslims as evidence that ISIS is not Islamic serves only to further indict himself, because killing the offspring of racial subgroups is what liberals do best.

And which is worse: ISIS killing the enemies of their faith by exterminating the potential seed of Muslims from other sects, or liberals decrying ISIS murdering babies while they themselves terminate hundreds of thousands of future liberals every year?

So once again this president has proven that he knows nothing about a subject that he’s unequivocal about when he’s reading off a teleprompter.

Moreover, despite condemning ISIL, Barack Obama ignores its similarities to the doctrine and practices of his own faith, whose rigidly fundamentalist belief system justifies the killing of many more innocents than ISIS.

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Connecting the Dots on Enterovirus EV-D68 Spreading Among Our Children

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First I’d like to say that I am not a medical doctor, so critics can refrain from mockingly referring to me as “Dr. DeAngelis.”

My credentials lie solely in my experience as a mother and grandmother who’s lived on this planet for more than a half century. That, along with a modicum of common sense and the ability to apply reason and logic, has helped me to connect some dots about many things, the most recent being the outbreak of Enterovirus EV-D68, which is currently affecting thousands of American children.

Recently, I wrote an article entitled “The Invasion of Enterovirus EV-D68.”  Most readers agreed with the premise of the piece, which suggested that “unaccompanied children” who, with the help of President Obama, have infiltrated our nation by the tens of thousands, might have brought with them a rare influenza-like disease that hasn’t been seen in America for 40 years.

However, there were those who argued that my article was pure speculation and conjecture.  That particular group is made up of people who hear an asteroid is heading toward earth and rather than accept the truth choose to focus on discussing the beauty of the planet Uranus.

Although what I wrote did not suggest that I was certain the virus that’s turning American children blue in the face and requiring them to be intubated with breathing tubes originated from illegal children, it certainly posed a question that could be interpreted that way.

For me at least, logic dictates that if a rare virus is absent for 40 years and then suddenly appears in states that illegal children have been recently relocated to, it’s fairly safe to assume that at some point a host carrying the virus showed up in a place where no prior Enterovirus EV-D68 had appeared.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but to be infected with a virus one does need to be exposed to a virus.  So from a non-M.D. point of view, it makes sense that children who migrated illegally to America suffering with respiratory illnesses are the ones infecting previously-uninfected children.

It just so happens that Latin America is home to a fairly long list of scary infectious diseases.  So logic tells us that if people harboring communicable diseases are brought into our midst there’s a good chance those contagions will be passed along to us.

But, if scientific evidence is required, some additional research seems to provide that evidence, because as it turns out my theory that the Enterovirus came to America from Latin America (mainly Central America) is supported by a medical study conducted in 2013 at a U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Lima, Peru.  The study, published in Virology Journal, was entitled “Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America.”

Although Enterovirus EV-D68 had not surfaced here in America in 40 years, the research team concluded that:

In Latin America as in other regions, [Human rhinovirus] HRVs and [Human Enterovirus] HEVs account for a substantial proportion of respiratory viruses identified in young people with ILI [influenza-like illness], a finding that provides additional support for the development of pharmaceuticals and vaccines targeting these pathogens.

In other words, as of 2013, one year prior to the Obama administration encouraging and facilitating an influx of children from Latin America (primarily Central America) across the border, the U.S. government was well aware that when these children arrived they would be carrying with them a pathogen that accounts for a “substantial proportion of respiratory viruses identified in young people” living in Latin America, as well as a whole host of other viral maladies.

Interestingly enough, while pediatric Enteroviral infections are most commonly spread through a fecal-to-oral route, they can also be transmitted via “respiratory and oral-to-oral route,” which is “more likely to occur in crowded living conditions.”  Unfortunately for those not yet afflicted, “Enteroviruses are quite resilient… remain viable at room temperature …[have an]… incubation period [of] usually 3-10 days… and can survive the acidic pH of the human GI tract.”

That means if little Humberto, who has not yet learned the ins and outs of post-potty hand-washing, shares a doorknob with a kid from Kansas, depending on the practices of the facility, that doorknob could retain the capacity to infect healthy children for the next 3-10 days.

A July 3, 2014 memo from DHS Inspector General John Roth addressed to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson also confirmed the doorknob theory.  In the memorandum Roth pointed out the following about “unaccompanied children” (UAC):

  • Many UAC and family units require treatment for communicable diseases, including respiratory illnesses, tuberculosis, chicken pox, and scabies.
  • UAC and family unit illnesses and unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities resulted in unsanitary conditions and exposure to human waste in some holding facilities.Respiratory illnesses and “unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities” as well as many other unappetizing facts have been repeatedly confirmed concerning “unaccompanied children” being dispersed throughout America.  That’s why it doesn’t require a medical degree to figure out that the rare-in-America Enterovirus EV-D68 arrived here with children harboring Third-World diseases whose Third-World bathroom habits now share contaminated classrooms with once-healthy American children.

Respiratory illnesses and “unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities” as well as many other unappetizing facts have been repeatedly confirmed concerning “unaccompanied children” being dispersed throughout America.  That’s why it doesn’t require a medical degree to figure out that the rare-in-America Enterovirus EV-D68 arrived here with children harboring Third-World diseases whose Third-World bathroom habits now share contaminated classrooms with once-healthy American children.

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MICHELLE O’S OUTRAGED! Defiling Children w/ Tic Tacs

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When it comes to what she can and cannot eat, rest assured Mrs. Obama is the one giving the directives, not the one taking them. Yet the woman who, often on a whim, indulges in all manner of Epicurean treats, has taken it upon herself to officially transform America’s public schools into Fat Camp.

Thanks to Mrs. Obama’s school lunch/snack restrictions, one million students have opted out and are choosing to forego buying lunch at school. In addition, the school lunch regulations create more than $1 billion in wasted food per year because students are tossing away the fruit and vegetables they’ve been forced to put on their lunch trays but do not want to eat.

Diane Zipay, director of nutritional services for the Westside School District in Omaha, Nebraska, had this to say about the federal snack rules that now apply to school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program: “I think we’ve gone too far, too fast. And I don’t think it’s a real-world environment. We might have changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our world.”

Ms. Zipay’s insightful statement that “We might have changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our world” is so true. Michelle Obama, who likely doesn’t allow anyone to force her to do anything, has made forcing people to do things they don’t want to do her signature policy goal.

The problem is, forcing people changes nothing. Instead, it generally exacerbates the problem.

Moreover, it’s also clear that Michelle Obama is unaware of the difference between what you eat and what you say and do, which Jesus pointed out in Matthew 15:17-19 when He said:

Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies.

To put it bluntly, Mrs. Obama and her federal Fat Camp dictates are hyper-focused on “whatever enters the mouth” and what “goes into the stomach,” and not at all interested in what really defiles a child. While monitoring what goes into children’s mouths, it’s become a federally-funded objective to defile children with things other than food.

Lest we forget, Michelle Obama is of the same ilk as those who, while supporting unrestricted access, without parental notification, to abortion services for young girls, simultaneously argue that snack foods need to be under 200 calories.

Diane Zipay’s point about federal restrictions changing nothing, least of all children, is spot on, especially in a culture where salt shakers are illegal but Plan B is okay and bake sales are forbidden while condoms are encouraged. How confusing is it when donuts, brownies, potato chips, soda, and candy are out, but two weeks of sex education is in? And sugar, fat, and sodium frowned upon but fornication encouraged and murdering the unborn applauded?

A very insightful Zipay also pointed out that because of the new regulations, snack options are reduced, but more importantly, the federal government is denying children an opportunity to learn how to moderate themselves. Outside of the school cafeteria, this could result in unbridled carnality in government-approved activities not involving food.

Zipay said, “I want kids to feel like they can have an apple one day and a Snicker’s bar the next, and that’s OK.” Having a 1,500 calorie Shake Shack lunch one day and organic kale the next are the types of choices Michelle Obama, the one pushing these rigorous standards on everyone else, certainly enjoys with regularity.

Regardless of what Michelle Obama indulges in, it’s gotten so bad that according to the director of nutritional services, sodium content prohibits school lunchroom cooks from offering students benign choices such as turkey sandwiches, and has necessitated a two-slice limit on salami.

That’s why, in keeping with what Jesus said about true defilement, it seems that when it comes to abortion, liberals such as Michelle Obama would support “Keeping laws off a woman’s body”. However, when it comes to what food a woman unencumbered by laws on her body may choose to put into that body, those same liberals want to make laws granting government full control.

“You cannot buy a Tic Tac in a Nebraska school. I checked,” Diane Zipay reported. So, this school year, people who think like Michelle Obama are defiling our children by telling them they have the right to have an abortion while telling them they can’t have a Tic Tac.

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WILL VENEZUELA INSPIRE MICHELLE? Fingerprinting Food Controls

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Hugo Chávez has assumed room temperature but his successor, President Nicolas Maduro, is no less a socialist than the deceased dictator who preceded him.

As a result, socialism is working so well in oil-rich Venezuela that Hugo Chávez’s effort to ensure that the poor live more dignified lives has resulted in everyone in Venezuela living a more undignified life where food is scarce and poverty is widespread.

In other words, in Venezuela the playing field has been leveled, making everyone proportionately miserable.

America has different problems. Venezuela has a food shortage while we have an overabundance of junk food. Venezuela has a dictator, and America has a first lady seeking to dictate children’s portion sizes and food choices, so Michelle Obama could definitely learn a thing or two from Venezuela’s new food rationing system.

According to the central bank’s scarcity index, as of January of this year, quite unlike here in the U.S. where government is purposely emptying out school vending machines to protect children from their own lack of self-discipline, “more than a quarter of basic staples were out of stock in Venezuelan stores.”

Some astute prepper-type Venezuelans were concerned that food that is scarce may become even scarcer, so they did what anyone hoping to survive would do – they hoarded limited items like flour and sugar whenever they could get it.

Doing what all socialist dictators tend to do, rather than blame price-cutting and the overall failure of socialism, Venezuela’s president blames the entire food shortage on profit-hungry companies and black-market vendors who buy groceries at subsidized prices and then smuggle flour, sugar, and cooking oil over the border into Columbia to sell at inflated prices.

Here at home, if the growing American Lunchroom Insurrection continues to gain momentum, what goes on between Venezuela and Columbia could certainly be a foreshadowing of what lies ahead in capitalist American schoolyards if expelled junk food is smuggled onto school property and banned soda is sold at jacked-up prices.

Generally, socialists disapprove of storing or hoarding food – it’s just not fair! So, to regulate who buys food and how much and to curtail “over-buying” and food trafficking, Venezuela’s president has instituted a mandatory biometric fingerprinting system, due to be in place by the end of this year, which will be used in both government-run and privately-owned grocery stores.

Although the “secure supply” system is being called “anti-fraud,” fingerprinting food shoppers is really a government effort to ration the little bit of food that presently sits on Venezuela’s grocery shelves.

The bad news for America is that if Michelle Obama catches wind of the idea, there’s a chance in the future that junk food junkies could be stopped dead in their tracks, mid-Double Stuffs, by a grocery store fingerprinting system.

In Venezuela where there is a need for stringent control, the idea started as a voluntary ID system that tracked purchases. The goal was that after waiting for five or more hours on endless lines at government-run “share the wealth” markets, people would be assured access to the bare necessities. Lack of bare necessities is why men with rifles guard the ketchup on the otherwise empty shelves inside warehouse-sized supermarkets and why purchases are meted out by the Venezuelan government.

Hey! Rifle-toting men might be a great way to convince schoolchildren to submit to Michelle Obama’s gag-inducing lunch menu.

Meanwhile in Venezuela, in order to prevent those who didn’t initially sign up for the ID card from buying the same item twice, mandatory fingerprints will be linked to a computer system that will monitor everyone’s food purchases.

Food Minister Felix Osorio, who is sort of a Venezuelan version of Sam Kass, Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy and “Let’s Move!” Executive Director here in America, says that if a person, with or without an ID card, tries to sneak through an extra bag of flour, the purchase will not register and a suspicious-buying-pattern alarm will go off.

As backup, to ensure that shoppers only engage in what the Venezuelan government calls “nervous buying” every eight days, government checkout workers will also record cell phone numbers. To stop parents from exploiting their children, minors will be prohibited from purchasing food.

Again, it’s important to reiterate that carding those who buy foodstuffs in Venezuelan government-run supermarkets started as a voluntary program, which is how it usually starts with socialism: Government control is proposed as voluntary and then it quickly becomes mandatory.

So, if a similar method were to be instituted in America, initially well-meaning people wanting help to control junk food addictions might sign up for an “anti-fatty system” ID card, but in due time, for the sake of equality and the common good, what started as voluntary – like buying health insurance – would probably become mandatory at the checkout counter.

After all, here in America Michelle Obama has already proposed talking shopping carts to steer consumers toward better food choices. That seemingly benign nutritious “nudge” could open the door to a Venezuelan-style fingerprinting system making all our food choices for us.

Fingerprinting, ID cards, computer databases that monitor purchases, alarm systems, cell phone tracking, and age specifications, if properly tweaked, could certainly accommodate the superfluity of American junk food, children with high BMIs, and insubordinately chubby Americans, all of whom are the targets of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” healthy initiative.

For those Venezuelans applauding the new “secure supply” supermarket controls, intense gratification, above and beyond the fulfillment that comes from hoarding food, will come from knowing that, thanks to government oversight, rich people will not have more milk, flour, or toilet paper than anyone else.

And while that may be the way it’s done in Venezuela, in America, it’s a bit different – at least for now.

However, if future food-buying controls are implemented here at home, above and beyond the fulfillment that comes from pushing health food on the unwilling will be the intense pleasure Mama Obama will experience when fingerprinting guarantees that all Americans adhere to her rules.

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‘Deceased fetus’ left in high school bathroom

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Last week, students at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas alerted a school janitor that there was a “deceased human fetus” in a stall in a second floor school restroom.

Dallas authorities are now reviewing surveillance camera footage to try to locate the woman who gave birth inside that stall and then left the baby behind. Finding the infant’s mother amongst 1,600 students at Woodrow Wilson High School may be a difficult undertaking.

According to reports, on the day the “deceased fetus” was found:

Staffers were called to an upstairs bathroom around 2:30 p.m. Friday. It was there that a deceased fetus had been discovered inside a bathroom stall. According to teens at the school, it was a student who alerted a worker.

“I think that there was somebody that had notified a custodian of a situation in a restroom,” explained Dallas Independent School District spokesperson Jon Dahlander. “The custodian went and then made the discovery.”

The bathroom where the lifeless baby was found is being treated as a crime scene and Dallas Police Major John Lawton told reporters that the video is being reviewed, teachers are being talked to, and that they are looking for anyone who “has any knowledge of any student that may have had something going on in their life.”

In other words, in hopes of finding the child’s mother, students are being asked whether they are aware of any student who might have been pregnant. What is unclear from the reports is whether the child was stillborn, or died after he or she was abandoned in the restroom stall.

Sadly, a baby being found dead in a high school bathroom stall is just another example of the blatant disregard for human life that is currently endemic to our throwaway society.

Regardless of the circumstances, the fact that a mother, who is now being called a ‘suspect,’ would deliver and then abandon her lifeless newborn child in a cold, germ-infested toilet defies explanation.

Even if the mother did have “something going on in [her] life,” or the babe was stillborn, to discard a human being in this way is indicative of the indifference to human life that has been instilled among those whose personal lives are now more important than the lives of their innocent offspring.

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Two halves of baby found in Connecticut sewage plant

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Recently in Dallas, Texas, a school custodian found what authorities referred to as a “deceased fetus” in a high school bathroom stall. Now, just a few days after that grisly discovery, in a sewage treatment plant is Stamford, Connecticut, two halves of a human fetus were found by plant workers.

At this particular sewage plant, larger pieces are separated from the smaller ones and the bigger items are sent through a tube directly into a dumpster. To “the top of the debris” in the trash bin designated to “obtain significant things” is precisely where this dead baby was headed when the plant workers recognized the tiny corpse.

As a result, authorities are working together with the medical examiner’s office to try and determine the identity of the dead baby’s mother. Those investigating the case said that the fetus was about six months along, in two pieces, and swaddled in toilet paper. Authorities concluded that the baby had been flushed down the toilet within 24 hours of when it was found.

Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said that “At this point, we can’t tell if it was male or female.”

In East Dallas, the baby found in the toilet bowl is no longer considered a criminal case because investigators with the Dallas Police Department have “spoken to all involved” and concluded that the tiny baby left in a Woodrow Wilson High School bathroom stall was left there after a miscarriage.

Similar to what happened in Dallas, the office of Stamford’s chief medical examiner has already determined in an autopsy that the dead baby found in the sewage plant was likely also the result of a miscarriage. The main concern now is to find the woman who flushed her child to reassure her that she will not face criminal charges and to ensure that she received medical follow-up after her miscarriage.

Either way, relegating one’s own flesh and blood to a toilet bowl or a dumpster by way of a sewage plant, regardless of whether or not the child was dead at birth, shows a deep disregard for the holiness and dignity of all life.

One can’t help but wonder if the child was in two pieces because at five- to six months gestation it was impossible for the baby to be flushed down the toilet.

Stamford resident English Drakeford summed it up perfectly when he told a local Southern Connecticut news station, “Just to flush them down the toilet, put them in the sewage system. That’s barbaric.” According to Drakeford, “It’s very heartbreaking.”

Indeed it is. The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 1:4-5 that while we were being formed in the womb, God knew us and consecrated us unto Himself.

Regardless of the reason, to give birth to what God has ordained, whether dead or alive, directly into a cold toilet bowl only to be flushed away is a sad example of our society’s growing indifference toward the sanctity of God-given life.

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A Vacation is All Obama Ever Wanted

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In the span of two weeks, there have been two very prominent terrorist hits on American citizens.  One took place in Afghanistan on August 5, when Major General Harold Greene, the highest-ranking military officer to be killed in combat in half a century, was murdered by a terrorist, wearing an Afghan Army uniform, who opened fire at a military academy.

Fourteen days later, a 40-years-young photojournalist was forced to kneel in the hot Syrian sun in front of a masked ISIS executioner with a British accent.  Clad all in black, the executioner waited patiently while a stoic but terrified James Wright Foley read a statement obviously written by his captors, renouncing his American citizenship and blaming his imminent death on the U.S. government.

Then, as James endured the unthinkable, the executioner took seven excruciating minutes to saw his head off, after which the severed head was placed on top of Foley’s dead body and the video was posted on Twitter.  It’s horrifying to imagine what ISIS may have threatened to do to Foley if he refused to read the statement denouncing his own country.

In response to the incident, British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was one day into his summer vacation, returned to London to attend vital meetings addressing the threat posed by ISIS.

Cameron said on Twitter, “If true, the murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved. I will today chair meetings on the situation in Iraq/Syria.”

Apparently, after seeing a British subject execute an American citizen, David Cameron couldn’t, with a clear conscience, have spent another minute at the Surfside Cafe in Polzeath, Cornwall sipping tea and enjoying the balmy weather.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama had zero compunction about returning to Martha’s Vineyard after coming home for a couple of days toting oldest daughter Malia.

The president couldn’t break away from his golf game to attend Major General Greene’s funeral, with full military honors, at Arlington Cemetery on Friday, but was able to land at the White House early Monday morning and hang around for less than 48 hours.

Supposedly Obama spent $1.1 million to fly round trip for meetings, for a national security briefing including discussions about Ferguson, Missouri, and to meet with his economic team.  Obama also participated in a tête-à-tête on Iraq with Joe Biden, who had just got back from his third vacation partying in Long Island’s haven for the rich, the Hamptons.

After receiving word that James Foley had been beheaded, and as Mr. and Mrs. Foley eulogized their murdered child, calling him an “extraordinary son,” Barack Obama, probably eager to get back to the golf course, loaded younger daughter Sasha onto Air Force One and flew back to the tony enclave in Massachusetts to finish out the week.

Based on the flimsy reasons for the president to fly home with one daughter, only to fly back with the other, as the Foleys prepare to receive the body of a son with a severed head, it looks as though President Obama was just doing a little parental drop-off and pick-up.

About the beheading of the young man from New Hampshire, National Security Council Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden did issue the following statement:

The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available.

Thus far, unlike David Cameron, who isn’t likely to pick up where he left off vacationing in Cornwall anytime soon, President Obama, who’s been enjoying jazz festivals and busting some fancy moves out on the dance floor, has chosen to stay on in Martha’s Vineyard.

Instead of wasting precious time away from the golf course, the president made a brief statement about Foley’s death from the Vineyard.  It was there where he offered his usual empty comments about being vigilant and “relentless” in the war against terrorism, neither of which he is.

After chronicling a list of things ISIL has done in addition to severing the head of Jim Foley, Obama informed America that ISIL is a “cancer” that follows a “nihilistic ideology,” which on a smaller scale is similar to the rebellious goings-on in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to the president, ISIL has “no place in the 21st century” and will ultimately “fail.”  If they do fail, it won’t be because Obama has committed the American military to exact justice for the terror group’s ongoing acts of war, the latest of which was perpetrated on an innocent American man named Jim Foley.

During his statement, the president did wax poetic when he mentioned otherworldly things like common security and values, hope and civility, and the topic of prayer.  Obama cited “the ache of [Jim Foley’s] absence,” and although he didn’t say how it would be done, Obama, who has left the American people vulnerable, spoke of doing “everything we can do to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for.”

Then President Obama went golfing.

Despite how abysmal the optics would be, Barack Obama didn’t offer to cut short his vacation to attend to the looming ISIS threat. Not the genocidal slaughter of thousands of Yazidis and Kurds, nor witnessing an innocent American being beheaded, let alone ISIS warning the U.S. that “[w]e will drown all of you in blood” has been able to deter Barack Obama from finishing out his last few vacation days of non-stop golfing on Martha’s Vineyard.

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