Reprehensible behavior

Warning! The content of this blog may be disturbing. It was disturbing to me and I find it hard to write. If you are disturbed by it, you have a soul, if not, there may be no hope for you. I am discussing the undercover footage of a Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood, a taxpayer funded government program. I will admit beforehand that I do not know why she was discussing abortions over a lunch, where she sat, eating a salad and drinking wine while coldly discussing ways to kill a baby in such a way to harvest its organs. She discussed how livers, hearts, lungs and even other vital organs could be salvaged by using ultrasound to guide the forceps so as not to crush the torso. Now, I am not a doctor, but her very specific accounts of how to perform an abortion were quite clear

The Dr, describes how she will, with the aid of ultrasound, use the forceps to ‘crush’ above the thorax and below the thorax (torso) so as not to destroy the valuable vital organs. As it turns out, Planned Parenthood may be in violation of law by selling ‘baby parts’. The doctor coldly gives an estimate as to the cost of a ‘specimen’, and even tells the undercover agent that livers are popular and that just recently, lungs were requested. She gives a price of $30 dollars to $100 dollars per specimen. She then goes on to say that the law ‘is up to interpretation’. Then she clearly describes how to step around the law by saying ‘on day one, I did not intend to do this, what ultimately happens does not matter’. As I understand this video, ( she is clearly talking about killing a living baby while still in the womb so she can harvest the valuable organs. (Just a side note…what is the difference between this and al-Qaeda blowing up a baby with a bomb as a demonstration in a video any different?)

Several thoughts I have. One, the pro abortion crowd constantly claims that it is not a baby until it is born, but only ‘unviable tissue mass’. They can never claim that again, because clearly you cannot harvest viable organs from unviable tissue mass. If the doctors can extract viable organs from a freshly killed baby, then it is no longer unviable tissue mass. No, if you are able to get livers, lungs, hearts from aborted fetus’, then you have clearly killed living organism, and I am talking about a baby.

Next, I find it reprehensible to profit from the death of a child. That is clearly what we are talking about. I will dispense with the many reasons people have for getting an abortion. Clearly, there are differing reasons. The decision to have an abortion is quite personal and should be between a woman, her doctor, her partner (if she has one) and God. No, I am clearly discussing the Planned Parenthood organization (a taxpayer funded government organization) possible profit making from the selling of  organs from recently aborted fetus’. At this point, Planned Parenthood should be defunded immediately and all persons involved in profiteering from the sale of baby parts should be prosecuted, fined and jailed. If it involves doctors, which this video sounds like it does, then the medical license should be revoked for each and every doctor involved.

But let me opine about something else the doctor said in the video. She clearly described how to circumvent the law. She, and other pro abortion advocates claim it is not against the law to provide abortion services and to contribute tissue samples from aborted fetus’. While that is true, it was also true that in this country’s past, black people were not considered people, but they were considered property. They could not vote and they had very little rights bestowed on them and a civil war was fought, in part, to free the people of black color and make them equal. It was morally wrong to treat a negro as property, even though it was legal to do so. And what about in World War 2, Germany and the imprisonment, torture and medical experimentation of people of the Jewish faith? It was not illegal in Germany to perform these atrocities, but it was and still is morally reprehensible. The data collected by the German (Nazi) doctors should be destroyed. But, again, it was not illegal. It was sanctioned by the government. Just as was the experimentation performed on unsuspecting blacks during the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment. While it may be legal, it is certainly debatable whether or not it is moral to do so. As a Christian, a father and husband and human being, I find it morally reprehensible, and the people involved will have to answer to God for their involvement. Yes, I am likening Planned Parenthood to the Nazi experimentation on Jewish prisoners and to slavery, worldwide. It is our very own government that funds and thereby sanctions the actions of everyone involved. Just as the government sanctioned slavery and just as the German government sanctioned medical experiments to be performed on Jewish prisoners and the attempted extinction of the Jewish race. As is very popular in society today, I will say ‘I am offended at this and I want it stopped’. After all, isn’t that all that is needed nowadays? Just claim to be offended and it must be stopped.

Now, I am to understand, that because of public outcry, congress will be having hearings of Planned Parenthood. Now is the time to call your senators and congressmen and demand that Planned Parenthood be defunded and the practice of selling baby parts be stopped and the federal funding of abortions be ended. If a woman wants an abortion, let her find a way to pay for it without reaching into my pocket and forcing me to fund an action that I find repugnant. I am a father and a grandfather and I find life to be a gift from God.

Schools in, sucker

When I was a child in the 1960’s, it was a daily ritual to recite the pledge of allegiance. Our class would all put our right hand over our heart and say the pledge. We were not worshiping the flag, we were showing reverence to those that have died to give us all a chance at a better life.

My father, who honorably served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard and finally retired from the U.S. Navy reserve taught me duty and honor, love of country AND WHAT OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT STOOD FOR and love of God. Then, in the early 1970’s, I heard a replay of a very funny man, but what he said really solidified what I had been feeling. His name was Red Skelton and I can not say what he said any better than he did, so I will take the liberty to copy what were his words below…

I – – me; an individual; a committee of one
Pledge – – Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.
Allegiance – – My love and my devotion.
To the Flag – – Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody’s job.
United – – That means that we have all come together.
States – – Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.
And to the Republic – – Republic–a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
For which it stands
One Nation – – One Nation–meaning, so blessed by God.
Indivisible – – Incapable of being divided.
With Liberty – – Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one’s own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.
And Justice – – The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others.
For All – – For All–which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.
And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: Under God. Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that would be eliminated from schools, too?
Red Skelton
The flag is nothing more than colored cloth, but what it stands for has meaning, it has depth. Yes, our country has its dark side, but no where on earth do we see people literally dying to get here. It is because an individual has a future here in America.
You see, your public education has been flawed if it does not include a reverence to the Flag of the United States of America. The white stripes represent purity and innocence. The red represents the blood that was shed by many men and women protecting the values and freedoms of this once great nation. The star is a symbol of the heavens where God resides and who gave us our rights. The number of stars, represent each individual state in the union, of which there are now 50. And the blue rectangle represents the union which is all 50 states.
Abraham Lincoln, while not a perfect man, was tasked with keeping the union whole. He is credited with ending the war and unifying the union and freeing the slaves among other things. He prayerfully asked God for wisdom in completing his tasks. He made many mistakes, but history is a factual review of what really happened and his Gettysburg Address should also be taught and studied.
Our current president, unlike Lincoln, has been destroying our country by creating divisions and opening old wounds by taking the proverbial knife and cutting open scar tissue. We are now divided by race, gender, sexual orientation, status in life, height, religion, whether we believe in the Constitution of the United States of America, by political persuasion, by education and if you think about it, our country is divided now more than any other time in its history. And all this from a man who ran for the office of president by promising unification. Wasn’t he the ‘chosen one’? He was treated like the messiah himself. He became god (little g) displacing God (the Almighty). You could, rightfully so, call Barrack H. Obama the anti-Lincoln, because he has succeeded in destroying what Lincoln worked and died so hard to unify.
I keep hearing if you have a successful business, you did not build that, others did for you. Our president even said something to that nature on July 13, 2012 in Roanoke, Virginia. Well, first off, yes you did. You may have employees that traded their time and talent for a paycheck, but it is the vision of the business owner and his desire to see his dream come to fruition that built that business. But let us look at the underlying sentiment. It seems that the president and many others in this country believe that you have a right not to fail. If you look at the words in the Constitution of the United States of America closely, you will see the words … Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nowhere are you guaranteed the right to succeed.

Look at Thomas Edison and his research to create the incandescent light bulb. He and many other inventors tried thousands of materials before finally settling on carbon filament for his light bulb. And how many times did Abraham Lincoln fail before successfully winning the presidential election? You can say that his previous failure helped prepare him for the presidency.

So, an individual clearly does not have a right to success nor does an individual have a right to the money that others have worked so hard for. No, there is a more sinister reason why Barrack Hussein Obama and his socialist friends are fundamentally changing America.
George Orwell wrote a book back in the early 1940’s called ‘1984’. It is said that he chose that date because it was a play on the date he finished the book, which was 1948. Published in 1949, George Orwell was trying to warn the world of the dangers of socialism. In his book, we see the protagonist, Winston, exhibiting individual thought. In this dystopian novel, the government is known as Big Brother, looking out for you and your safety. The government has displaced God form society and replaced God with the government. Everyone is reliant to the government. Everyone is blindly loyal to ‘Big Brother’ and in this society, we see that the individual must first love and obey the government before all else. When Winston exhibits individual thought, and starts questioning in his own mind the government, he must be broken. In the end, we see him only a shell of a man, stripped of any individualism or free thought. The government even went so far in civilian indoctrination, that government had agencies that were meant to continue the citizens dependence on the government. The Ministry of truth was in charge of propaganda and rewriting history to make the government always right. The Ministry of Plenty who’s sole purpose was rationing and maintaining a shortage. The Ministry of Peace which was the governments war department. You get the idea here. Does it sound anything like the Department of Homeland Security and their illegal storage of your cell phone data and internet usage? Maybe it resembles the Federal Reserve of which there is no reserve because there is no gold backing our currency, and the government just keeps printing money which is not backed by anything of value.
I find it hypocritical of someone to have a ‘Tolerance’ bumper sticker on their bumper but is only tolerant of thoughts like his own. These people are the most intolerant people I have ever encountered. Like I said before, demonize the flag which represents southern pride because it offends you, but celebrate the rainbow flag because of what it represents and not care that what it represents offends others and you prove your intolerance, your ignorance and your stupidity and yes, your slavery to the government and to socialism.
I saw a new bumper sticker. It depicts the flag and the bald eagle and has the words ‘If my flag offends you, I will help you pack’. The time is now to stand up and tell others that your opinion counts too. “God, forgive us for turning you away.”


I am, for the first time in my adult life, ashamed of my country. I am ashamed of the number of ignorant people in this country and the hypocritical leaders that we have elected. The ignorance is like a stench from a gangrenous wound. And I am afraid that no amount of education can correct this cancer caused by the ignorance.

So, lets recap recent events and put them in perspective. A deranged, liberal man kills several people in a church and instead of focusing on the act, institutions and government agencies ban the Confederate flag because it is insulting to some people.  Walmart refused to decorate a cake because it would have had the Confederate flag on top but the same store decorated a cake with the ISIS battle flag decorated on it. Walmart, Apple and Google have an outright ban on anything with the Confederate flag on it and on iTunes, no album or game or application can depict the Confederate flag for any reason and yet these same institutions have apparently no problem with depicting the ISIS flag.

Now, I am not a southerner. I was not raised in the south. Yet I have had the benefit of a proper education. I learned the truth about the American Civil war. It was not about slavery but about states rights. You see, the federal government is restricted by the Constitution of the United States of America. It reads that anything not specifically regulated in it is a matter to be decided by the individual states. The federal government kept encroaching on the individual states taking away what was not the federal governments. The issue of slavery was just the ‘straw that broke the camels back’ so to speak. Now, nobody is denying that slavery is wrong. Whether it is enslaving people because of the color of their skin, to enslaving foreign girls to be sex slaves, to selling people for slave labor…it is wrong. But the Confederate flag represents was not slavery but states rights, individual freedom, honor and unity. Actually, what is being called the Confederate flag is incorrect as it is really known as the ‘The Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia’. The Confederate flag is similar to the American flag with a circle of thirteen stars and two red stripes and one white stripe. What everyone is incorrectly calling the Confederate flag with the blue x in a field of red with the thirteen stars is actually named ‘The Stainless Banner’. It was also used as the Confederate Navy’s ensign. It is more akin to the St. Andrews Cross of the British flag.

So, enough with the history lesson. The people that hate the flag obviously don’t care and never will. But to outright ban it because it make some people incensed is ludicrous. Why is it, that in America today, the opinion of a minority is more important than the opinion of the majority? Why is it OK for some people to be insulted by the ‘Confederate’ flag so we have to eliminate it but if others are insulted by the rainbow flag and what it represents, that is wrong and those people have to change? Why is the ISIS flag or the ISIS Battle flag allowed in America but the flag that represents southern pride and a southern lifestyle not allowed? ISIS is a terrorist organization that beheads Christians, homosexuals and treats women as at best, second class citizens but more like sex slaves and property. And to deny that there is going to be contention with the rainbow flag and what it represents proves how ignorant and deranged you are.

What was good is now bad, and what was bad is now good. Revelations warns us that in the end times, that will happen. Now, I do not know when the second coming of Jesus Christ will be, but I do know that everyday, we are one day closer to that time.

It was not that long ago when a charismatic leader of a country banned items. Books, art, history of that country and even relegated a people to a lower status and even resorted to outright genocide to rid his country of the people and things that he did not like or want.

I am afraid that the pendulum has swung too far to the left and is just about to collapse the entire structure. Imagine a swing set. The higher you swing, the more unstable the swing set is. If your parents did not anchor it down real good, the swing set could and would collapse. That is where we are today in America. With so much going wrong in the world today, some people want to focus on something as insignificant as the southern pride flag and ban it and the gay pride flag and flaunt it while our government is spending borrowed money faster than we in America can earn it. The current administration has spent more money than ALL of the previous 43 presidents combined, and you want to focus on banning a ‘redneck’ flag yet ignore that our country is no longer a major influence in the world because of socially and politically correct thoughts of a minority of people. It has been said before that those that do not study history are doomed to repeat it. No truer words were spoken.

The pendulum

As a kid, I wanted to be an oceanographer. I loved watching the Jacques Cousteau show and begged my parents to buy me books on the ocean, sharks, whales, anything on the ocean. For years, my parents knew I had chosen my future. I had it all planned out, first community college to get all the bonehead classes out of the way, then to the California State University at Long Beach for my masters degree, apply and pray to get to spent the summer on the Aurora research ship, then to Scripps Institute of Oceanography for my doctorate. I even remember what my doctoral thesis was going to be. I had an underwater camera and I used to go to Marineland and swim the Baja Reef. I was like a kid in heaven when in the water. I became a member of the Cousteau Society and looked forward to getting updates on adventures of the Calypso and her crew. I remember how disappointed I was when every month, the society letter was nothing more than a solicitation for money. The Calypso needed a new propeller shaft or was in dry dock for an engine overhaul. Every month for a year, the letter begged for money. I got to the point that I thought they should scrap the old boat and just buy a new one. I know the Calypso was a modified World War Two mine sweeper bought and lovingly transformed by Jacques Cousteau himself, but really, begging for money every time…I did not renew my membership and never looked back. Circumstances in life derailed my plans, but that is fodder for another story.
Now, I am a Christian, Conservative, Caucasian, overweight male, heterosexual and I feel like I am a minority. I belong to several conservative grassroots organizations and I feel like I did when I was a member of the Cousteau Society. Only now, the solicitation comes in the form of emails, begging for money sometimes several times a day. My lifestyle is being attacked from so many sides, I can’t keep up. From trying to take my guns away, to allowing ILLEGAL immigration (compared to legal immigration which I support), forcing me to accept homosexuality, telling me drugs are now OK in society, telling me I am a bad parent if I give my child a cookie or a spanking or send him to school with a juice box, telling me I am killing the planet by driving my big gas guzzling American made truck, that I am insulting people if i fly the flag of the United States of America or tell a Mexican that the Mexican flag belongs in Mexico, I can’t open the door for a lady, I can’t say she looks nice today, I can’t eat meat, I can’t take a shower every day because I am wasting water, I have to accept the Muslim mosque and the call to prayer in my neighborhood, I have to let my child be told about the Koran in school and that climate change is a settled science, even though over half the climate scientist disagree with the known and proven lies, and creationism can not be taught in school but evolution is ?fact?
It would be easier to make a list of cans than can’ts and the organizations needing/begging for money out numbers the causes. It is enough to cause political overload. Well, guess what….I have been pushed for too long and far enough. I am standing my ground and pushing back. I matter also. My opinions on religion, patriotism, politics and social issues matter also. Now, I want to paint an american flag on my truck, fly the Confederate flag, drink coffee, eat red meat, drive my truck because I can, go shooting at the range, shower everyday, nice long lavish hot showers, play my bluegrass/country/gospel music loud enough to drown out the Muslim call to arms, er, prayer,… teach creationism, loudly demand real proof of global warming in the midst of a snow storm, pray out loud at the flag pole, recite the ten commandments and the pledge of allegiance and yes, I want to burn the rainbow flag as my first amendment right to protest the supreme courts illegal ruling for gay marriage. The institution that is first talked about in Genesis of the Holy Bible and it does not mention a union of Adam and Steve.
I can be mad at those that continually beg for money via email because I know that evil is encroaching from all sides, but still push back and try to make this country what it used to be, a shining city on the hill, a beacon of freedom and a place where laws meant something and our courts did not legislate from the bench. a place where my opinion counts too.
Imagine it this way…if we were to split America in half, give one side to the liberals and the other to conservatives, your choice but chose now. build a big fence separating the two halves…who would cross over first? Damn right…the liberals would be trying to get across to our side because nobody is working on the liberal side, they could not afford all the social programs because the working people would be on the other side, but guess what, we don’t want them or their cancer called “socialism”. It has never worked in the history of this planet. It is exactly like a pendulum as it swings, but instead of coming back toward center, the liberals are pulling the pendulum too far to the left and as you know, if the pendulum swings too far to one side, the support structure will collapse. We are almost there my friends. It is time to stand our ground because we matter also.