Various & Sundry, 3/30/2015

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With Holy Week upon us, this will be the last V&S until after Easter.

– Gabriel Malor answers all your questions about the Indiana state RFRA. Considering that Malor often rankles the Ace of Spades commentariat with his writings on gay issues, particularly his support for gay marriage, it is significant that he is coming out against the anti-bill hysteria.

– A woman who killed an unborn child in Colorado will not be facing murder charges.

Why can’t prosecutors charge Lane with murder? Colorado is one of only 12 states that do not protect unborn children from murder. For that gap, Coloradans can thank Democrats who controlled the state legislature, and the abortion industry that controls Democrats … and themselves for buying their arguments when they had a chance to prevent this injustice

For the Democrats, it’s the abortion lobbey uber alles. That’s why this guy doesn’t have a chance in hell.

– Nicholas Frankovich defends Cardinal Burke from the smears of some intellectually dishonest critics, including one at the National Catholic Fishwrap.

Distinguishing between sinner and sin is usually easy: The sin doesn’t define the sinner, and neither does the sinner define the sin. The David who committed adultery with Bathsheba was still, after all, David the apple of God’s eye. But the adultery he committed was still adultery. Our ability to think both thoughts simultaneously may be waning, although some people only pretend that they don’t understand. Their aim is to dumb down the conversation to the point that thinking has no place in it anymore. If their opponent has won the debate intellectually, what can they do? Ignore his ideas, deplore ideas generally (oh, those “doctors of the law,” those “Pharisees”!), and push sentiments (cheap “mercy,” the Catholic version of cheap grace) that they hope will appeal to the soft-headed child in us all.

– So this Google thing might be getting a wee bit out of control.

The question for voters who are watching the ongoing regulation battles should come when you compare the two different stories above. You have a company which is clearly in bed with the Obama administration in particular and the Democrats in general. And you also have a track record which indicates that they’re not shy about manipulating their search results when it works to their favor. How much faith should you then have that they are delivering news results or political analysis about various candidates and issue oriented questions in a consistent, agnostic fashion?

Of course I read this story on a Droid, using a Chrome browser, and am typing this all up on a Chromebook. So yeah.

– And now idiots.

A selfie-obsessed tourist apologized Sunday for posting an online pic of herself grinning at the site of the deadly East Village inferno.

Modal TriggerAfter The Post exposed her with a front-page story headlined “Village Idiots,” Christina Freundlich said she was “deeply sorry for my careless and distasteful post.”

“It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York,” she said in an email to The Des Moines Register.

– And tonight’s music video.

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15 Comments

  1. – A woman who killed an unborn child in Colorado will not be facing murder charges.

    What are they going to charge her with? Practicing medicine without a license?

  2. “– A woman who killed an unborn child in Colorado will not be facing murder charges.”
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    The woman had a right to choose and had not a child of her own to abort so she aborted another woman’s child.
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    “The David who committed adultery with Bathsheba was still, after all, David the apple of God’s eye. But the adultery he committed was still adultery.”
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    David repented saying “My sin is ever before me” The child died and David was not allowed to build the Temple. Solomon’s Temple stands as proof of the perfect Justice of God.
    .
    In a court of law only truth is allowed.

  3. “For the Democrats, it’s the abortion lobbey uber alles. That’s why this guy doesn’t have a chance in hell.”
    ***
    I wasn’t aware that Jim Webb strayed from Democrat “orthodoxy” on abortion. In fact, he hasn’t strayed from the pro-abort line at all:
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    “Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights
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    “Webb says, ‘I drifted away from the Democratic Party on national security issues but I never left on social issues and issues of economic fairness.’ He opposes a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, believes trade agreements should require other nations to improve labor standards and wages, and backs abortion rights as defined by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade. ‘I believe the power of the government ends at my front door unless there is a compelling reason to come inside,’ he says.
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    “Source: Jeanne Cummings, Wall Street Journal, p. A6 , Jun 8, 2006”

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    http://www.ontheissues.org/social/James_Webb_Abortion.htm
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    The ONE thing on which you can ALWAYS count on a Democrat with aspirations to remain true: support for the murder of the unborn.

  4. More:
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    * Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
    *Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
    *Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
    *Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
    *Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
    *Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
    ***
    When it comes to abortion on demand, there’s not a dime’s bit of difference between Jim Webb, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

  5. Oh I wasn’t saying that Webb was pro-life, thought i can see how the comment might seem to imply that. It’s just that he’s comparatively sane on other issues and would seemingly be the type of guy who wouldn’t be so wedded to the abortion lobby that he would stand against otherwise sensible measures to keep them placated. Well, at least he would be less likely than his fellow Democrats,

  6. “Colorado is one of only 12 states that do not protect unborn children from murder”

    In Scotland, the killing of an unborn child is not and never has been murder. In his Commentaries on the Law of Scotland, Respecting Crimes, published in 1797, David Hume (the nephew of the philosopher), the leading “Institutional Writer” on criminal law gives as a reason “it cannot with any certainty be said whether it would have been born alive or not.”

    I suspect this curious reason is based on Pomponius’s discussion of the sale of an unborn child (partus) [D. 18. 1.8 pr], which he treats as a conditional purchase (emptio rei speratae), like that of a growing crop, where the property and risk remain with the seller, the price not being due, if the child is still-born. Our old writers often treated the Corpus Juris like the Sibylline Books and wrenched some dictum out of context to cover cases never contemplated by the writer.

    However, if a child is born alive as the result of a felonious act and then dies, either from an ante-natal injury or because of the prematurity of the birth, then it is on all hands admitted that this is murder or culpable homicide, depending on the malice of the act.

  7. Of course I read this story on a Droid, using a Chrome browser, and am typing this all up on a Chromebook. So yeah.

    Look on the upside: they’re losing market share to bing because they’re manipulating the results so horribly, it’s dang near useless.
    Recently noticed that Bing is doing similarly, but their news manipulation is so bad that I noticed because half the stories were from the same blogging sites. (Three guesses what the spin is, in this world where “not shouting down half the country” is spun as a huge right-wing bias.)

  8. Pardon me, but permit me as devil’s advocate to ask the meaning of the “Ace of Spades” comment.

    I am the last person to be politically-correct, but in today’s racially-charged chaos, one stands likely to be accused of a racial comment with anything involving the particular named “suit” from standard playing cards. Some time ago, one of the black/African-American co-workers brought this up as a slur when someone I think innocuously commented using the word “spade”. I could see someone claiming the “Ace of Spades” is a insulting reference to Our Great Leader and using that as a Stalingrad point to launch an Alinsky-ite moment of freeze-personalize-demonize. Just the way the noon-day devil works these days.

  9. It’s just that he’s comparatively sane on other issues

    His views on serialized polygamy approximate those of Newt Gingrich, down to the age differential between the Senator and the concubine of his dotage. I’ll wager partisan Democrats will argue it’s all good because Webb and Hong Le do not have snap-on hair.

  10. Thank you, AD, for the reference info. However, in these psychotic times, I still avoid certain words that the Sharpton-sect play on. “Spade” is one of them. It is the way things are.

    Perhaps some will recall the Feb. 1999 dismissal of Washington DC Public Advocate David Howard over the use of the word “niggardly”. By the time the dust settled, Ichabod Crane had nothing on him.

    In today’s institutional environment, political, religious or social, language is the front line of warfare.

  11. In today’s institutional environment, political, religious or social, language is the front line of warfare.

    So why then are you peremptorily beating a retreat?

  12. Ernst Shreiber – “What are they going to charge her with? Practicing medicine without a license?”
    Sounds like a Ceasarean delivery to me. An 8th month in utero baby is viable. If the baby girl drew breath, which an autopsy could prove, she wouldn’t be regarded as a stillborn; she would be a premature baby. If the baby died from hypothermia the woman should be charged with the baby’s death resulting from neglect. If the cause of death is suffocation, then homicide. Yes it’s a stretch but the killer deserves a long prison sentence. This is not the first case of a baby being cut out of a mother’s womb by a wannabee mother.

  13. Yes, well unfortunately, the state of Colorado wanted to make sure it’s Kermit Gosnell’s didn’t go to jail for medical malpractice.

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