Why Can’t Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Left’s Latest Darling Say the “A” Word?

As I often tell you, small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, and great minds talk about ides. That adage explains a lot about our current celebrity-obsessed, dumbed-down society, in which every week brings a new personality presented as this week’s shiny object, be it Edward Snowden, Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin, Jodie Arias, or the next one to become the focus of media obsession. Over the weekend, the Lame Stream Media were giving the “Star is born!” treatment to Wendy Davis, a democrat Texas state senator who thrilled and enchanted them with her dramatic filibuster to stop a law supported by big mean Republican governor Rick Perry and others like him who want to trample on the rights of women. How exactly were these Neanderthals trying to do that? They labor under the bizarre and unacceptable, at least to Sen. Davis and her slobbering liberal following, belief that facilities that perform surgical procedures should be subject to some minimum standards enforced by state regulation. How dare they!

As two-time Teri O’Brien Show guest David Freddoso notes, it is stunning to watch supposedly serious people praise this woman to the heavens without mentioning what she is actually stopping and the context in which this legislation was proposed. Two words: “Kermit Gosnell.” He writes:

Imagine a parallel universe in which the media coverage of legislators’ recent efforts to pass gun control omitted any reference to last year’s slaughter of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

To be sure, opinions vary on these laws and their effect. But it would still be absurd if everyone writing about these new proposals chose to ignore the incident that set them off, and instead treated them by default as a completely unprompted assault on Second Amendment rights.

Something like this happened last week in Texas. Legislators there offered a bill in response to another terrible tragedy — a bill that enjoys support from 62 percent of the state’s voters. Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator, received great praise for filibustering Senate Bill 5, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks and impose on abortion clinics the same health and safety requirements that exist for other ambulatory surgical facilities.

He also explains that simple regulations, the sort of things being proposed in Texas, could have saved lives in Gosnell’s house of horrors.

You may be aware of the unsanitary conditions within Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic and the horrific methods he used to “ensure demise” of babies already-born and wriggling. But the grand jury report also demonstrates how something as simple as rules requiring wider hallways — rules the abortion industry has fought tooth-and-nail — might have saved the life of Karnamaya Mongar, a Gosnell patient who died in 2009.

The grand jury noted that even after Gosnell’s unqualified, unlicensed staff had (at his direction) given her a lethal overdose of local anesthetic, she might have still been saved but for the clinic’s “cluttered,” “narrow, twisted passageways” which “could not accommodate a stretcher” to get her out. Mongar still had a pulse when paramedics arrived, but they lost a critical 20 minutes just trying to get her out of the building.

The grand jury concluded that, had Gosnell’s clinic been regulated like other “ambulatory surgical facilities” — say, your average plastic surgeon’s office — then health inspectors “would have assured that the staff were all licensed, that the facility was clean and sanitary, that anesthesia protocols were followed, and that the building was properly equipped and could, at least, accommodate stretchers.”

Let’s ask Karnamaya Mongar if she thinks it would have been “anti-choice” for state regulators to deprive guys like Kermit Gosnell of his freedom by forcing him to perform his “procedures” in a building that could accommodate stretchers. Oh wait …

So, Sen. Davis is being lauded as a defender of women’s rights and an advocate for “women’s health” for using a grandstanding stunt and the assistance of screeching mob to thwart the will of most of the people in the State of Texas, who see clearly that this legislation is necessary to protect women from from the many other Gosnells, who are definitely out ther, like this “doctor” in New Mexico, exposed by Live Action and documented in undercover video, who told a woman who was 27-weeks pregnant that, if the baby started to come out while she was away from the clinic during her 3-day abortion process, she could just go sit on the toilet until they got there to clean up. No worries. Also, she was told to definitely not call 911 because those ER people just would not understand. These folks don’t seem to want anyone to know what they’re doing, do they?

Interestingly and curiously, Sen. Davis, also so proud, so determined, so courageous, apparently can’t name the procedure that she so militantly defends. Here is an approximate transcript (approximate because it is what was prepared for delivery and may differ slightly from what she actually said) of what she said at the “Stand With Texas Women” rally yesterday in Austin. The word “abortion” doesn’t appear once.

I wonder why a proud defender of what is obviously the most essential liberty that any woman could possess dare not utter the word, unless of course, she realizes that once the lofty language that she and her fellow crusaders drape over this ugly business is ripped away, a hideous reality will be there for even the most gullible to see.

The Politics of Hair in North Korea, and in the United States

Every once in a while, a liberal hater will post something at this site about my gorgeous, flowing hair, suggesting that I should cut it and start sporting the sort of do favored by school nurses and lunch ladies; that is, very short, unfeminine and unappealing. You could call it a “Napolitano.” Fat chance! Give me a head with hair. Long beautiful hair. Yes, the Broadway show “Hair” was, and is, particularly stupid, especially the part where they take off all their clothes for no reason, but you get the point.

As it turns out, it wasn’t only in 1960′s America that long hair symbolized freedom and rebellion against authority. From The Telegraph UK story, “North Korea issues a list of 28 approved ‘socialist’ hairstyles. It seems tyrants hate long hair”:

According to a Taiwanese website, the socialist paradise (Land of Milk and Honey, albeit rationed) has issued a list of 28 state-approved haircuts. They are not pretty. Unmarried women must have short hair but married women can go wild with piled-high curls that recall Barbara Stanwyck at her most villainous. Life for men’s hair is brutish and short: “The hair of the country’s young men should be less than 5 cm long and they should have a haircut once every 15 days … Older men … are allowed to rock out with hair as long as 7 cm.”

The writer, Tim Stanley, goes on to point out that, while this sort of extreme intrusion and control over every aspect of human life does have a point in a totalitarian regime; specifically, to nip any counter-revoltionary individualism in the bud. First it’s long hair, and next thing you know people want to wear jeans, sunglasses and friendship bracelets.

In our own country, recently we’ve seen hair used for political purposes. How many stories, in print and in writing, have we seen over the last couple of weeks about Michelle Obama’s bangs? I wish we had seen half as many stories about what happened in Benghazi on September 11, and the fact that David “I Need That Lifestyle Lift Thing” Axelrod deliberately lied about it on the Sunday before the election on Fox News Sunday as we have about this woman’s haircut. Other subjects that those crusading seekers of truth in the Lame Stream Media have avoided reporting by spending all their time on foolishness like Mooch’s mop:

The fact that most of the jobs created during Obama’s “recovery,” which are supposed to replace the jobs lost in the so-called “Great Recession,” have been low-paying service industry jobs. During Republican administrations, these are called “hamburger flipper” jobs. Not now.

The number of people who have left the workforce during the Obama years.

The fact that many people who are now employed are working part-time when they would prefer to work full-time.

The fact that “[i]n Obama’s recovery nearly all the job growth has occurred in people over 55.” (Source for this quote, and the facts about the economy: David Freddoso’s excellent book, Spin Masters. He appeared on the show on 2-17-13.

Yet, the low-infos, who think they are well-informed because they watch pointless “news” shows like “Good Morning America,” are spoon fed pap about Michelle Obama’s bangs, “her” (planted by the U.S. Park Service) garden, and her countless TV appearances, featuring dancing with Jimmy Fallon in drag (he was in drag. She just looks like it), talking about her bangs (AGAIN) with Rachael Ray, or being interviewed by Robin Roberts, all North Korea-style “cult of the personality” stuff.

Will even the Obama cultists eventually tire of this incessant propaganda?

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Obama The Puppetmaster?

In this post, I mentioned that our friends in the Lame Stream Media are…how shall I put this charitably?… a little slow, so when they catch on to something, you know it’s really really obvious. Check out the first sentence from this Politico story:

President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House.

Really? You don’t say? Let’s read on.

Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated.

Oh, of course not. It’s not that you’re liberal and in the tank for the Dear Reader. Who could possibly think that?

Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.

The results are transformational. With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly. And future presidents from both parties will undoubtedly copy and expand on this approach.

“The balance of power used to be much more in favor of the mainstream press,” said Mike McCurry, who was press secretary to President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Nowadays, he said, “The White House gets away with stuff I would never have dreamed of doing. When I talk to White House reporters now, they say it’s really tough to do business with people who don’t see the need to be cooperative.”

How many times do we have to repeat this fact? Gods don’t cooperate. They don’t negotiate. They don’t work with underlings, and to them, everyone is an underling.

Sorry, Journos. We had David Freddoso on the show last Sunday to talk about his terrific new book, Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack ObamaIn one chapter of the book, he refers to the LSM as “Battered Media” because despite the fact that Obama repeatedly demonstrates how much contempt he has for them, they continue to provide the slobbering coverage worthy of state-controlled press in North Korea or Cuba.

An embarrassment of a media is a perfect fit for this embarrassment of an administration. God help us.

The Corrupt Media and the Left’s Agenda to Destroy the Family:Show Notes, 2-17-13

Thanks to our guests, David Freddoso and Suzanne Venker.

Before taking the First Klingon out to a $900 Valentine’s Day romantic dinner, Barack Obama appears in a Google hangout last Thursday, to say his is the most transparent administration in history, and that Congress has run out of questions. No, not exactly.

Blast from the Past: Teri’s former WLS co-host, the recently deceased “Jack Hartford” (Jim Edwards) joins in a caller’s dissing of Teri, and adds his own critique. Good times! Stay classy, Jake!

Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama: David Freddoso: 9781621570806: Amazon.com: Books

Examiner Editorial: To avoid sequester, Dems need to get serious with GOP | WashingtonExaminer.com

Check out David’s previous two books, which are also terrific:

Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy: David Freddoso: Amazon.com: Books

The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate: David Freddoso: Amazon.com: Books

Amazon.com: How to Choose a Husband: And Make Peace With Marriage (9781936488582): Suzanne Venker: Books

The war on men | Fox News (this column went viral and drove the Left nuts!)

Lame Stream Media goes full Alinsky on Sen. Marco Rubio.

John Fund: Rubio Water Moment Shows ‘Trivia-obsessed’ Media

Barack Obama looks for wedge issues, not solutions.

White House immigration plan offers path to residency

Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water crisis  – NY Daily News (he should get together with Sheryl “one sheet of toilet paper” Crow)

I am not making this up. “Panties” are the new front in the “War on Women.”

Why the Word ‘Panties’ Is So Awful (And What to Do About It) – Sarah Fentem – The Atlantic

Cop-Killer Supporter Marc Lamont Hill Gives Bogus Explanation for Pro-Dorner Comments – Katie Pavlich (cites Prof. Hill’s admiration for Fidel Castro and convicted cop killer Assata Shakur)

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and ‘Overrated White People’

 

Over-Rated White People, Feminists’ War on Men, and Media Malpractice-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

In some ways being well-informed in the Age of Obama can be a frustrating curse. The afflicted watch millions of their fellow citizens unable to connect some very obvious dots, a fact that allows the current occupant of the Oval Office to comfortably coast along, blissfully unaccountable for the consequences of his leftwing ideology and the policies that result from it. We are still scratching our heads over Barack Obama’s re-election. How in the world did that happen? At least three reasons spring to mind, and we’ll talk about them today.

On today’s show, we’ll explore that question, and do more of that dot connecting with our guests, David Freddoso and Suzanne Venker.

David is Editorial Page Editor of the Washington Examiner, and he has appeared on the show before to talk about his previous books, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate and Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy. His latest book, Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama, is loaded with stories that the Lame Stream Media didn’t find worth covering during 2012, when important stories like Big Bird allegedly in peril, Mitt Romney’s dog during a family vacation in the early 1980’s and supposed racist “dog whistles” took precedence over the worst economy since the 1970’s and lies about the murder of four Americans in Libya.

The Left has been on a decades-long campaign to destroy institutions that stand in the way of their plans to enslave everyone to an almighty State. Number one on their hit list is the traditional family, and at least two generations of women have been brainwashed into helping them achieve their goal by convincing them that marriage is a state of slavery. Instead, the feminists, and the popular culture, say young women should eschew marriage, focus on their careers, and strive to hit the sheets with as many men as possible, confident that they will be guaranteed the “right” to eliminate any inconvenient tissue masses that might result. Can you say “Sandra Fluke?” Suzanne Venker’s essential book, How to Choose a Husband, powerfully refutes the anti-marriage drumbeat of the popular culture.

A Columbia University professor of victimology, who penned a piece about “overrated white people” describes a murdering ex-cop’s killing spree as “exciting,” and points to his brilliant writing as worth examining. Why does Fox News’ Channel’s Bill O’Reilly continue to help this Marxist supporter of cop killers have any credibility by putting him on the air?

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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