“God Bless America” Redacted?

Planned ParenthoodYesterday I was visited by a neighbor who was violently incensed by the news that Planned Parenthood was killing babes in order to sell the baby parts. She insisted that the video exposing this horrendous activity was absolutely true (you could tell because when people said words their lips moved). A rational discussion of the origin of the video and how that organization was known for highly editing their films to match their agenda was dismissed. A discussion of the current state of film editing was rejected since only crooked politicians did things like that. The level of discourse (in terms of vocal intensity) grew and grew until doors were slammed and feelings were probably hurt.

The last thing I heard was that we could never say “God Bless America” any more because God would never bless a country that allowed and even funded the killing of babies (which only God can create, of course) and the selling of the resultant baby parts.

This altercation emphasized to me the power and efficacy of out-and-out lying, or as Mark Twain is reported to have said,

The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.

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Girls Just Want To Have Birth Control

CindyBefore Madonna, before Lady Gaga, there was Cindy Lauper. Remember Girls Just Wanna Have Fun? Cindy is older and wiser now and she says Girls Just Want To Have Birth Control:. The Hobby Lobby decision makes clear that this isn’t an argument about religious liberties—it’s a rejection of women’s rights across the board. Read her excellent editorial published in The Daily Beast.

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