The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law that requires women seeking an abortion to have a sonogram exam and to listen to a physician’s detailed description of the fetus, including whether it has developed limbs or internal organs. All this is to discourage them from undergoing the procedure.
I find this practice to be an extremely cruel treatment of a woman who has made, what I can only imagine is a very difficult decision. Most women I believe, come to this decision, with a heavy heart. To subject them to listen and view the creature to be killed, only makes abortion more unappealable.
I recorded last week on WLNY a documentary on abortion. This is probably the most direct and cold way to describe abortion. Their gruesome presentation lasted about 20 minutes. I couldn’t believe that I was actually being convinced that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned.
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“This is no ordinary mission. You all read the Bible. You know the history of our people. Our people have overcome the agony of the holocaust. We’ve survived wars in 1948, 1956, 1967, the War of Attrition in 1970, and the Yum Kippur War. And mow we are faced with the greatest threat in the long history of Israel—annihilation and destruction of our country with atomic bombs by a madman terrorist who cares nothing for human life. We must not allow him to achieve the ability to build the bomb that could destroy us. That’s what this mission this afternoon is all about. Protecting our country. The future of Israel rests on your skill and ability to destroy that nuclear reactor. You must be successful—or we as a people are doomed. This is a pivotal point in the history of Israel. If we are to live by the sword, let us see that it’s kept strong in the hand rather than at our throat.” Chief of Staff General Raful Eitan who had just lost a son, was addressing the soldiers who were going on a mission, on Sunday, June 7, 1981 to destroy the nuclear reactor in Al-Tuwaitha, IRAQ
One of the pilots on this successful mission later died when the space shuttle Columbia broke over the vastness of Texas as it reentered the atmosphere. Ilan Ramon was the mission’s youngest pilot and first Israeli Astronaut.
The irony of this story is that Israel is now concerned about the vulnerability of its nuclear reactor. They are considering deactivating the reactor to prevent an attack that would contaminate a vast amount of land if it happens to be a successful attack.
my last post or perhaps you haven’t noticed my absence. Just in case you were wondering I ’ll give you a quick update of what I’ve been up to. I’ll start with the trip to Texas that included a high school playoff game between Southlake Carroll and Dallas Skyline High School. A game that turned around in the final 2 minutes and 7 seconds with a victory for Southlake Carroll.
I spent some time trying to fix a problem with the Honda Accord. I’m still not convinced that I didn’t purchase a lemon from the Honda Corporation.
On Saturday I could have traveled to Texas, but I was really too tired to fly 4 hours. I was going to settle in and watch it on cable. But alas, this year the game wasn’t being transmitted on Time Warner Cable in New York.
After looking for a while online and with an assist from Twitter, I found an internet radio station from Houston, TX that was doing the play-by-play live. They were rooting for the team from Fort Bend and that made it more interesting to me. Needless to say the quarterback lead the Dragons to a 36-29 victory over Fort Bend Hightower that Saturday in the Class 5A Division I championship at Cowboys Stadium.
Like almost everyone else I went to work on Tuesday. There’s nothing interesting to tell about my work that week. Maybe one day I’ll relate a good story about my work life.
Oh, I forgot to tell you about the trip to Harlem where I met my friends from Denmark and Germany, to eat soul food at Amy Ruth’s and then a quick bus ride to 125th to visit the Lenox Lounge, a historic Jazz Club to have some drinks. One of the waitresses confused me with one of the performers when I asked her for the key. She had seen me in the Zebra Room walking around and assumed I was a jazz artist asking for the keys to the dressing room. All I wanted was the keys to the bathroom. She told me to use the ladies since it was empty but I told her I didn’t want to mess it up for the ladies. “Are you kidding?” she said. “The lady’s room is messier than the men’s room at all times,” she continued. “Really?” I replied incredulously. I guess their aim isn’t as good as the men’s.
Today, I have been in New York for 3 hours since my trip back from visiting paradise. I had my hair cut by the first chair barber who still uses a blade to shave the back of the neck. My hair had grown so much since the last haircut in Forest Hills, NY that waitresses were confusing me for an artist. I do play the trumpet but not anymore in any band.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with Hillside Honda where they will tell me nothing is wrong with the car. They will tell me to drive this lemon more often so that it doesn’t die. I’ve never owned a vehicle that has had that many battery replacements. While I kill time writing this, I have been watching Milla Jovaovich in UltraViolet, The Blood War is On, (Unrated Extended Cut). Right now I have paused the movie because I haven’t been paying too much attention to it while I talk to you.
Oh, I’ve been meaning to ask why do so many people still find Anthony Weiner’s penis and Lady Gaga’s nipples so interesting. That seems to be the post that has generated the most views in 2011. Perhaps if I started to post celebrities in distress or undress might this website/blog go viral?
O.K. so much for this diatribe, I will return later with a re-blog of a funny post I found in Tumblr. I know I’ve seen this one before but I haven’t ever posted it online for my guests to see.
Now I will pay more attention to Torrey, a tuxedo who keeps interrupting this post. He’s back again.
But is it such a good idea for all citizens to be armed to the teeth? Look at the following video of the “rebels” in Libya and tell me if you would like to experience an uprising of the types that have happened in the Middle East. Will the people ever demand change this way? Click on the link below.
- Libya: 11-year-old killed by celebratory gunfire in Tripoli (telegraph.co.uk)