Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday the 13th and the Horror Show Headlines

As we once again commemorate that infamous date that horror movies have embedded into our consciousness, the deadly newspaper headlines once again vie for our attention. Only this time, the Friday, July 13th, 2007, stories don't dwell on guys with hockey masks, high powered chainsaws, or dagger-type knives, but health officials helping teens obtain abortions or morning-after pills when their condoms fail. And the sequels aren't getting any less grisly ...

Barack ObamaSusan WoodBesides the war in Iraq, the other main articles in today's Chicago Tribune involve (democratic) "Hopefuls court votes at NAACP" and "Plan B pill for birth control a big seller." In the first, Barack Obama talks about how "we were shocked by the carnage at Virginia Tech, but we've had 34 Chicago public school students gunned down and killed this year ... and for the most part there has been indifference and silence." In the second article, Susan Wood, director of the Office of Women's Health at the FDA, was saying how pleased she was that sales of the morning-after pill have doubled since the FDA stunned conservative Christians by making the dangerous drug available without a prescription to any girl 18 and older last August.

The answer to urban violence, says the ambitious Obama, is to "change our politics so we care as much about the 30-some [slain] children in Chicago as we do about the children at Virginia Tech." While Barack's barrage is not completely off base, Woods' debased happiness over the 100% increase in abortions is (you guessed it) "short-lived," as apparently Susan won't be satisfied until ALL teens (and perhaps those even-younger-sexually-active middle-schoolers) are able to buy abortion over the counter.

What I keep telling our would-be do-gooder junior-senator from Illinois is that by selling the NAACP the big lie of abortion, the Democrats have, and will continue to make, blacks less sensitive to other types of violence, not more so. At least Wood seems somewhat single-minded in her quest, not resting until women and (female) children can abort at will. But just as Obama's conscience appears to be not completely trashed, the Friday 13th Culture of Death article on the Tribune's page 5 seems to hold out a slim hope as well. In "Condom use increases among teens," the facts (or in this case the evil presented as good) look pretty grim until the very end. Let's examine all the article's statements that the National Center for Health gives as positives.

1) Teen condom use increase—bad.
2) Lower teen birth rate—not really good as this is mostly due to abortions.
3) Sexual intercourse among high school students down 7%—that (if true) actually IS good.

Unfortunately, as in the case of Obama, if you start by connecting the wrong dots, you are never going to get the correct picture. Obama and the Dems will never successfully get death out of the ghetto until they keep murder out of the womb. The National Center for Health will never get the teen birth rate right until they realize that condoms is to abstinence what Osama bin Laden is to Mother Teresa. What Osama (and, at the opposite end of the scale, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) has that Obama and the National Center for Health lack is a consistent vision. Which brings us back to the case of Ms. Wood ...

Would it be too much to ask (or simply overkill) to have her put on a hockey mask today?

8 comments :

Terry Nelson said...

That indeed is a scary photo of Obama!

Pristinus Sapienter said...

Listening to the platitude-dripping stump offerings of the got-him-wholesale-savior, Barack the Obama, I have to wonder how this guy ever won a Ph.D., or a place in professorship at the University of Chicago.

Can you say - 'dumbed-down'?

Pristinus Sapienter said...

God loves you .

Just as a constituent aside . . .

. . . since B.O. is one of my Senators - good old Dickie 'the CINO new Tricky Dickie' Durbin is the other one . . .

. . . I was right on the cusp of giving the guy a hearing until his little wifey made a stump speech affirming her hubby's advocacy of abortion - just to reassure the mad, maddened and maddening lefties.

In effect:

'YOU can kill your babies! Barack will not only let you, but help you do it!


And, since, the B.O. dull and dreaded platitude pony parade . . .

Remember, I love you, too.

Reminding that we are all on the same side - His,

Pristinus Sapienter

Kathleen said...

You're gonna have a femi-Nazi mad at you today ... Oh, I am so sorry - that would mean they would have to read your work. Maybe Obama should note that a majority of Planned Parenthood's clinics are in low income, predominantly Black, neighborhoods - I wonder if he knows that founder Margaret Sanger was quoted in her own periodical as saying that 'Blacks, Jews, Catholics, and people who are mentally and/or physically handicapped are weeds to be rooted out.'

Hmmmmm ... just wondering what he and his Plan B toting pal, in your article, would think of THAT splashed across a headline!

Loving your stuff and wishing you could write more - God Bless, Kathleen

Tom O'Toole said...

Terry - Yes! There was also a silly/cool picture of Obama standing next to a statue of Superman, but considering Barack deosn't ever seem to grasp how dark his views are, this one was deemed more appropriate. -Tom

Tom O'Toole said...

Pristinus (a.k.a. the King of Comments) - If the U.S. Constitution was ammended to give each voter an additional vote every time they left a comment on FIT, our country would be back in tune in no time! -Tom

Tom O'Toole said...

Kathleen - Good to hear from you. Thanks for your comments. Sanger was indeed a demon - and I don't mean the DePaul Blue Demon variety. I, too, hope for the opportunity to write more, but we'll see what God has in store. -Tom

Pristinus Sapienter said...

(Alas, Kathleen, we would all have The F.I.Thomas write more, but he has a gracious wife, wonderful family and competent appetite of his own who and which force him out into the cold-cruel-corporate world at fork point . . .)

"King of Comments" - has an assassinatable ring to it, don'cha think?