I’m sorry to be gone AGAIN. Another flare up combined with the ever-dreaded computer upgrade. I am enjoying the amazing speed, while hating the all-too-familiar angst of making the new one do everything the old one did. Thankfully, Dearest invested muy bucks in a plug-and-play, 2-USB cord to connect the old with the new, so I have ready access to my data, if not to all of the programs and log ins (yet). I can’t do any fun graphics until I get Photoshop installed, but here are a few items from my constipated email backlog so all y’all will know I am, in fact, still breathing.
TOUCHING: Gosnell actress tells about her own decision to not abort her baby. [2:23]
OUTRAGEOUS: A government advisory agency in India has proposed banning the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) throughout India. And we thought Democrats were bad!
NOBAMACARE: The Trump administration expanded health insurance options and affordability by allowing consumers to buy one-year, renewable health insurance plans that are not subject to the Obamacare requirements.
TRUMP APPROVAL: Trump hit 50% Total Approval vs. 49% Total Disapproval at Rasmussen on August 2.
INGRATES: President Trump got his 2d Quarter paycheck and decided to donate this time to repair military cemeteries. The Left Stream Media was underwhelmed.
NOKO PROGRESS: The North Koreans have returned 55 of our war dead in what Vice President Pence lauded as a sign of “tangible progress.”
GOOD FOR HER: “I am a liberal Democrat and feminist,” writes Lisa Blatt in Politico Magazine. “Sometimes a superstar is just a superstar. That is the case with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who had long been considered the most qualified nominee for the Supreme Court if Republicans secured the White House. The Senate should confirm him.”
REPENTANCE: Val Kalende, a prominent activist for pro-homosexual causes in Uganda, has renounced her former lifestyle, which she now considers a sin.
ARGH! Pope Francis has modified the next edition of The Catechism of the Catholic Church so that it says “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” Allegedly, the pope isn’t changing past church teaching on the death penalty, but rather saying it’s not okay anymore … because now we have such great prisons … or something. I think it’s very telling that the current (1992) edition of the Catechism, which presents the traditional teaching that the death penalty may be licit in some circumstances, was promulgated by Pope St. John Paul II who personally believed that the death penalty was always immoral. I’m seeing lots of outrage on the Catholic news about Pope Francis’ decision to do this.
HYPOCRITE: My “abortion on demand” governor has pompously announced that Pope Francis is “ushering in a more righteous world for us all” with his repudiation of the death penalty.
SPEAKING OF ABORTION: Between September 2000 and December 2017, twenty-two American women have died from complications associated with abortion pills including liver failure, sepsis, toxic shock syndrome and hemorrhaging. In addition, there have been 3029 cases of severe complications, including hospitalizations, infections, and blood loss requiring urgent transfusions. Planned Parenthood wants these pills to be sold for DIY home use.