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  • March 25, 2014 at 6:41pm

    I saw it Saturday night and the theater had it playing on four of their twelve screens. Pretty crowded at my showing.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 3:07pm

    What is the status of Justina Pelletier?? I heard her attorneys filed a Contempt of Court motion against the Mass. Dept of Children’s Services today.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 1:12pm

    Hey, Wood, can you explain more about the “family tree” that your first-grade grandchild had to complete? I’m not up on that….

    My own granddaughter entered kindergarten this year and it has been a REAL eye-opener for me! The things they expect of these 5-year-old is mind boggling. Much of it would be considered 2nd grade level, but at the very least 1st grade.

    There is no such thing as nap time any more. They don’t have circle time or “show and tell,” either. It’s ALL academics and these kids were expected to write sentences by Christmas. My granddaughter feels she’s stupid.

    We are actively looking into schooling alternatives for her and her brother (who will be in Kindergarten next year).

    Here is an interesting article from the Washington Post that someone sent me about two weeks ago. It hits the nail on the head and is titled: “Kindergarten is the new First Grade.”

  • March 24, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Brigott, sorry, but you are wrong. SOME children are able to read in Kindergarten, but it is not the norm for children who are five to be able to read and it causes most of them to be frustrated and withdrawn. Here is an excellent article from the Washington Post that deals specifically with the frustration that K students and teachers face:

    I have a granddaughter who lives with me and is now in kindergarten. I am shocked at what they expect of these kids. Forget naps — no more time for that (and the kids come home exhausted and cranky). No more circle time or “Show and Tell” either. They have homework every night and by Christmas they expected them to write their answers in complete sentences! One recent homework assignment was “Write at least one sentence explaining what a ‘symbol’ is and then draw a picture of a symbol of the United States.” (This was during the President’s week curriculum.)

    I could go on and on….

    So, Brigott, it is not a matter of not pushing them. It is a matter of pushing them so hard that they feel defeated by the age of 5.

    We are actively seeking out private schools to send her to next year. OR, we will find a way to home school her and her brother who will be in kindergarten next year!

  • March 17, 2014 at 9:58pm

    Casca, there are few things more worthy to fight for than the lives of the most innocent and voiceless among us. If we don’t fight for them,who will?

    The collective shrug which has allowed 41 years of killing the innocents is the shame of our nation.

  • March 17, 2014 at 7:36pm

    Last Fall we had a couple that came to the abortion clinic, saying they had to abort their child because they received a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. After some gentle and compassionate discussion, we were able to get them to go to a Pregnancy Resource Center to discuss possible adoption options.

    There are at least two National Adoption groups that specialize in placing Down Syndrome babies with pre-screened parents who choose to adopt these babies. This was on a Friday morning and by Saturday both agencies had come back to say that each had a couple already screened and ready in the Atlanta area who were ready to adopt this couple’s child.

    Unfortunately, the mommy chose to go ahead and abort the baby the following Tuesday. We all wept.

    Unfortunately, more than 80% of these babies are aborted. There ARE couples who choose to adopt Down Syndrome babies. Many of these couples already have a child with this syndrome and eagerly look forward to raising another one.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 7:22pm

    Sorry, Monk, but too many “pro-life” people are nothing more than armchair quarterbacks….tossing out their opinions rather than DOING something about the Medical Boards and politicians that look the other way in every state in the Union.

    I have been personally involved in placing information about an abortion clinic in the Atlanta area which has atrocities happening that mimic what was seen at Gosnell’s place. As a first-trimester clinic, the babies weren’t old enough to survive, but the abject disregard for women’s physical and emotional health was well documented. A handful of employees quit and went before the Medical Board.

    The case was sent to the Medical Board in early 2012 and FINALLY was closed out earlier this year — almost two years later — with NO SANCTIONS against the Doctor. No explanations. Nothing more than a letter saying “the case is closed.”

    Gosnell was not the aberration — he is the norm. Look at the case of the doctor in TX who twisted heads off the baby’s neck. He got off, too.

    When good people sit back and say abortion is not their bally-wick, it allows the politicians and Medical Boards to sweep the Gosnells under the rug, all in the name of “women’s choice.”

    Seeing this movie and passing it on to everyone you know will be one way to wake people up to the horrors that our elected officials and medical boards have ignored for FAR TOO LONG!

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  • March 5, 2014 at 11:30am

    Sorry, Proud, but it was Hillary Clinton, in her role as the wife of the President, who first said “it takes a village.” I believe it was at the same time that she unveiled HillaryCare.

    This socialist mindset has been around for at least 20 years — and people used to nod and applaud — BEFORE they realized that what the general public meant was vastly different than what the President’s wife meant.

  • February 1, 2014 at 11:58am

    Sorry, Maggie, but that’s a pretty pathetic rebuttal. Laughable, actually.

  • February 1, 2014 at 11:56am

    Chuck, the women we speak with have a tough time talking about their experience inside the clinics. Those who have successfully aborted their child are riddled with grief. Those who escaped just want to get past it. Those that have filed complaints end up frustrated as the state will go to the clinic, where the “inspectors” pull the woman’s file and it shows a form that is signed by her which clearly states that she HAS seen the ultrasound. And, there is also a copy of the ultrasound in her file.

    It becomes her word against theirs. Because they sign off on all the documents at the beginning of their appointment, they are stuck.

    Unfortunately, there are so many grievious abuses happening in the clinics. If you think Gosnell was an aberration, you’re sadly mistaken. I was involved in a case where there were highly dangerous drugs (Propofol, for example) given to first-trimester women, four ex-employees that testified about the filthy instruments and poor patient care, hundreds of patient files tossed into the dumpsters and bloody linens left unwashed. (Amongst other things.) The case was first brought to the State’s attention in the Spring of 2012. The Medical Board opened an investigation that summer and finally gave their “findings” a month ago. Nothing. No sanctions. No fines. Nothing.

    Unfortunately, misrepresenting whether a mother sees her unborn child in an ultrasound is small potatos.

  • February 1, 2014 at 12:29am

    Sorry, Knight, that’s not what really happens.

    As someone who is outside of an abortion clinic every week and talks with mothers who have walked away, there is a little trick that the abortion lobby plays on the women.

    When they first enter, they are given a handful of papers to fill out. One asks if they want to see their ultrasound and hear the baby’s heartbeat. If they check off the boxes “Yes,” once they are in the ultrasound room the technician says it’s “against our policy” and doesn’t show it to her.

    However, since they made the woman sign off on every sheet of paper at the beginning of her visit, she has already signed the paper that says at the bottom of that page that she HAS seen her ultrasound. It’s a done deal already. Few mothers have the wherewithall to protest and make a stink.

    That’s how the abortion industry can have thousands of papers which show that the women saw their ultrasound and went on to abort the child anyway.

    Works rather well for their own argument, don’t you think?

  • February 1, 2014 at 12:23am

    People who support PP did the study.

    This is a deliberate scam by the abortion lobby. Many states require the clinics to have the mother fill out a form which asks if she wants to see the ultrasound and hear the baby’s heartbeat. The mother checks the “Yes” boxes but when she is in the ultrasound room, the technician tells her that it’s “against our policy.” She has no say in the matter.

    The clinics know that the vast majority of women who see their child will change their mind, so they prevent them from seeing the baby — even though states have implemented laws that insist the mother has the right to see/hear her baby.

    Their way around this is to have the mother fill out the paperwork when she first arrives and then have her sign the bottom of each page, thereby already affirming that she HAS seen the ultrasound. It’s done. She is attesting to the fact up front before she even has the ultrasound.

  • February 1, 2014 at 12:15am

    As someone who volunteers outside of a late-term abortion clinic, I will share the secret with you. Many states mandate that the mother be given a form which she checks the box saying whether she wants to see the ultrasound and hear the heartbeat. That is filled out and signed when she first arrives. Then, once she is inside the ultrasound room, the technician tells her that it’s “against our policy” to let the mother hear/see anything.

    Viola! The abortion clinic has a piece of paper which says the mother saw the ultrasound and heard the heartbeat, yet they have no proof that it was actually done and nobody ever follows up.

    We have heard this over and over and over again. It doesn’t matter which state or which clinic —- they all know they can get away with it. Have the mother check the box, but then tell her later that it’s against policy. They have the abortion and nobody knows they were never allowed to see/hear the baby.

    When we’ve asked the mothers to file a complaint with the medical board, nothing is ever done.

    Scam artists all the way around.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 3:58pm

    SgtB, the problem was that EVERYONE ….and I do mean EVERYONE hit the roads at the same time. Imagine a city and all the surrounding office complexes that surround it all dismissing their employees at the same time. That’s gridlock no matter where you live.

    Add to that the blowing snow and dropping temps — when you aren’t moving. Trucks with their sand/ice melt can’t drive over the cars and tractor trailers which were now slip-sliding all over the interstates. (We have three interstates going through Atlanta — I20, I85 and I75.) Trucks were jack-knifing and blocking several lanes of traffic.

    Tens of thousands of people were literally stranded due to the ice on the streets. The slightest hill meant cars were sliding every which way or just unable to get up them. The suburbs north of Atlanta are pretty hilly and all the commuters trying to get home at the same time was a recipe for chaos.

    Add to that the schools that suddenly let their students out early. Their busses were getting stuck on the icy roads. Some schools decided to forego the busses and asked parents to come get their kids — but the parents couldn’t get to them due to the continued gridlock PAST midnight last night. They slept at the schools.

    The recipe for disaster was caused by most of the northern suburbs being told there was little chance for anything more than a dusting and it wouldn’t start until mid-afternoon. Everyone panicked at the same time.

  • January 29, 2014 at 12:43pm

    At midnight last night there were still 99 school busses stranded around the metro Atlanta area with kids still on them! Parents were frantic and furious. They didnt’ know where their kids were. Many were stuck at school. One dad walked six miles to his daughter’s school to spend the night with her as she is only five.

    Eighteen-wheelers were getting stuck on the ice and blocking traffic. Or, worse, they were jack-kniving and blocking several lanes. Why they didn’t have chains on their tires is just crazy.

    We know of dozens of people who ran out of gas on the highways and ended up walking to nearby friend’s houses or even to strangers houses to ask for a warm place to stay for the night. Worse, many people ran out of gas and stayed in their cars, making themselves vulnerable to medical problems like frostbite and, for diabetics, insulin shock.

    Celll phone towers were clogged and many phones died in stalled cars. Families were unable to touch base with lost loved ones for hours. Was their child on the bus or in the school? Was their wife or husband still on the road? Were they able to find a safe place to spend the night?

    My son is a firefighter/paramedic who is in the town mentioned above — Sandy Springs. He was on duty and said that diabetics and traffic accidents were his worst calls. They spent the entire last 24 hours in their rescue trucks.

    Yes, this was the “perfect storm” of miscalculations.

  • January 29, 2014 at 12:14pm

    OldTimer, you are right. This was the “perfect storm” of miscalculations. The weather predictions were for minor dusting starting around 3 p.m. in ATL and northern suburbs. Most people set about their normal day with no concerns, sending kids off to school and heading off to work. The snow flakes started around 10 a.m. and it was pretty heavy, making everyone nervous.

    Around 11 a.m. to noon, just as it was becoming obvious it was not going to let up and the temps were already well below freezing and falling, companies all over metro Atlanta almost simultaneously sent their employees home. Think of someone blowing a whistle and suddenly hundreds of thousands of cars are on the road within a half-hour of each other. No road system can handle that. It is total gridlock. None of the sand/salt trucks were able to get around, either, wich just made it worse.

    Schools were caught off guard, too, and suddenly began closing. School busses were getting stuck in traffic trying to get to schools. Once they picked up their elementary school kids, they were stuck on icy roads. Many schools ended up cancelling bus service and asked that parents come get their kids.


    It has been horrible for many parents whose kids were stuck in schools. We have so many friends who were stuck for hours and ran out of gas, forcing them to spend the night in cars or in stranger’s houses. Parents still have kids at schools.


  • January 22, 2014 at 7:40pm

    Ummm…..I think they were trying to make a play on words. Defetus = Defeat Us.

    IOW, “You Cannot Defeat Us.”

    It’s still a stupid slogan.

  • January 22, 2014 at 7:35pm

    Pain is not the issue.

    At conception the zygote has it’s own DNA, thereby scientifically proving that it is a human and therefore ALSO entitled to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness.

  • January 22, 2014 at 7:29pm

    I participated in the March for Life in front of the state capitol in Atlanta today. Our Keynote speaker was Pam Stenzel, a woman who was conceived in rape. Pam said that in her 30 years of working with woman who have become pregnant due to sexual assault, NOT ONE has ever said they regretted not aborting their child.

    Aborting the child compounds the woman’s pain — it does not eliminate it.

    Read first-hand stories here:

  • January 21, 2014 at 2:01pm

    I called Comcast and they said that THEY HAVE NO WAY for me to request a new program on their lineup! After trying three different phone numbers and being shifted around, the last guy did try to find a way for me to request another station, but then said that the number doesn’t work!

    I’m waiting for Comcast to call back. The last time I called I DID respond that I wanted them to call back to see how well their call center did. Can’t wait to give them a piece of my mind.

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