Archive for August 18th, 2006

Half-dozen abortion clinics shut down

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Praise God that these places are closed. It’s a shame that it took “violations” to shut down down places that never should have been open in the first place.

Half a dozen abortion clinics in Florida and Alabama have had their doors locked after state health boards became concerned by alleged rule and drug violations, including claims of an illegal late-term procedure in Florida.
The Florida Department of Health issued a notice confirming that there was an emergency suspension of the license for James Scott Pendergraft, who runs clinics in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, for allegedly doing an abortion in the third trimester.
“Temporarily, women are a little bit safer,” Linda Bell, with Florida Right to Life, told WorldNetDaily.
And in Alabama, the state Board of Health suspended the license for Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery because the business lacked a physician with admitting privileges at a local acute care hospital.
It’s been a difficult August for the abortion industry, with an investigation into what appears to have been a homicide at an abortion clinic in Hialeah, Fla., going on, and the pro-life group Operation Rescue taking possession of a Wichita, Kan., building that for decades was used as an abortion business.
Now come the latest complaints over the dangers of abortion businesses.
In Florida, Bell said Pendergraft is known well to those in the pro-life movement.
“He obviously has performed two late-term abortions without getting a second doctor to sign off or doing them in the hospital,” Bell said. “Sadly enough, this is nothing unusual. This is an industry that is based on pure finance. It is big, big money. The later the abortion, the more money the abortionist makes.”

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Kidman condemns Hamas, Hezbollah

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Is it possible that the terrorist have finally pushed too far? If the Hollywood “Elite” are waking up to this fact, could the rest of the world be far behind? My guess is that “yes” the world is going to stay far away from the idea that slimy terrorist are actually slimy terrorist, but one can hope otherwise…

NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism.
The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today’s Los Angeles Times newspaper.
It specifically targets “terrorist organisations” such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.
“We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas,” the ad reads.
“If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.
“We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs.”
A who’s who of Hollywood heavyweights joined Kidman on the ad.
The actors listed included: Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.
Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names.
Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.

Not a very long list, but maybe it will grow…

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“Carter: Sympathy For The Devil” by David Limbaugh

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Want to know where the Democratic Party stands and where America would be under their leadership? Just ask Jimmy Carter.
Carter is certainly not bashful about bashing the United States, even on foreign soil or to the foreign press. He sat for an interview with Der Spiegel recently and fired with both barrels at President Bush, “fundamentalist” Christians and Israel.
But do Carter’s views represent those of the Democratic Party? Well, he sure seems to think so. He told Der Spiegel, “I think I represent the vast majority of Democrats in this country.” If so, that’s scary.

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The debate here between Democrats and Republicans isn’t over the use of preemptive war — as Kerry reluctantly confessed — but on the assessment of threats to our national security. Specifically, the debate centers on the parties’ respective views of the nature and scope of the terrorist threat, whether Israel is seen as more of a victim surrounded by hostile regimes bent on its destruction or a bullying, aggressive nation, and whether we should defer on these questions to anti-American leaders in Europe and the United Nations.
Carter states the Democrats’ position quite clearly. Islamo-fascist terrorists aren’t that bad. They are probably peace-loving people like the rest of us who just have their noses out of joint over Bush’s “unilateral” foreign policy and his “preemptive” attack on Iraq. Indeed, Carter said the Arab world hates us because we invaded Iraq, and even more so for “supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.”
So the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred because we attacked Iraq in 2003? Israel was unjustified in retaliating against Hezbollah, which is supported by (and a part of) the Lebanese government and its people? If we would just talk to these reasonable terrorists — such as Hezbollah and Mike Wallace’s hero, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we could achieve peace?
In the interview, Carter pointedly blamed Bush’s foreign policy on his Christian “fundamentalism.” He nicely articulated the position of today’s Democratic leaders, which while scrambling for “values voters,” consistently insult them, and while holding themselves out as superior guardians of our national security, see America, not the terrorists, as the problem. (emphasis mine -ed.)

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But leave it to Carter to say Bush “permitted” torture, which is an outright lie. Leave it to him to believe the worst about “fundamentalist” Christians and the best of Islamo-fascist terrorists.
Sadly, I believe Carter does speak for the Democratic leadership, and that speaks volumes about the Democrat leadership.

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