Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on abortionist Kermit Gosnell

It’s a case where the original document should be read by as many people as possible – the story of how Dr. Kermit Gosnell was enabled to operate an abattoir for human beings, for decades, in the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America.

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Grand Jury Report — Philly Abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell Multiple Counts of Murder (January 2011)


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Egypt: Yes, it’s Bush’s fault

The recent revolt in Tunisia has been followed by massive unrest in Egypt, and frustrations are beginning to bubble into actions in a number of other Middle-Eastern dictatorships. Is it 1989 again? Too soon to say that, but things are moving quickly, and, should Mubarak fall, it will surely encourage revolt in other nearby countries with underemployed and unhappy young populations. Continue reading Egypt: Yes, it’s Bush’s fault

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Obama-English dictionary

Just a couple of small entries which are on my mind this morning.

When President Barack Obama speaks tonight in his State of the Union speech of investing in things, what he means is government spending; i.e., the federal government taking money from people who have earned it and spending it on favored projects.

When President Barack Obama speaks tonight in his State of the Union speech of green jobs, what he means is jobs that require government spending.


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Helpless in Philadelphia

It’s been interesting, but also stomach-churning, to see the news gradually emerge on how an abortion doctor in Philadelphia was able to get away with murder for over 16 years.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell has recently been formally charged with murder, based on the death of a Bhutanese woman in 2009 and the deaths of seven documented “infants without identities” in his Philadelphia abortion clinic. As put somewhat apologetically by District Attorney Seth Williams:

I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic. But as district attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.

How reassuring to have a district attorney on the job who understands that he’s obliged to actually prosecute cases of murder, hot-button issue or no. The people of Philadelphia can certainly sleep easy in this knowledge. Continue reading Helpless in Philadelphia