User Profile: GrannyATL


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  • [2] September 26, 2016 at 7:01pm

    Yes, Cruz has taken a huge dip in my respect meter. But, in some ways, I think Glenn is missing a big point here. Listen between the lines. When Glenn was pressing Cruz about saying in Cleveland that people need to “vote their conscience” and was now retreating, I heard Cruz’s answer as this:

    “At that time, I was hoping and praying that the Conservatives could pull some miracle out of the heavens and put forth a candidate that could wipe the smirk off Trump’s orange face. I tried to rally the troops to hold onto their values……just hold on……we’re looking for someone you can believe in.”

    That person never materialized. Now Cruz has to face the reality that he is STILL in the political arena and wants to stay alive to fight another day. He has folded his cards so that he can have a chance to resurrect the Conservative movement on the next round.

    I don’t see Cruz as turning on his values and stabbing us “Never Trumpers” in the back as much as I see him as a pragmatist who doesn’t see throwing himself on his sword today as being a viable avenue to fighting another fight tomorrow.

    I still won’t vote for Trump, but I can see the point of Cruz’s endorsement.

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  • [26] September 26, 2016 at 1:37pm

    The area where that Wal Mart is located is predominantly African American. No excuse. Those bakers should have been fired and the manager’s apparent kow-towing to them is a bad example for Wal Mart nationwide.

    It’s unfortunate that the BLM movement has made it impossible to give a shout-out to ANY other group. The blue stripe on a black background has been the handshake symbol of police for years. It has nothing to do with race. (AND, the red stripe on a black background is the symbol that Firefighters use.)

  • [1] September 23, 2016 at 9:12pm

    East, I am still of the belief that Trump is worse than Hillary — far worse.

    His handlers have gotten him to pipe down, but he’s still the ego-maniacal, thin-skinned man he’s always been. His true stripes haven’t changed — he’s just saying what we want to hear right now.

    For example, I don’t believe for a New York minute that he will nominate Constitutional judges to the Supreme Court. Not even for a nano-second. He’s too enamored of taking people’s property away if it suits him. He can’t handle any kind of criticism and has said he’d expand the libel laws to include the press. Again, totally ignoring the Constitution.

    As a Christian, I am unable to vote for a man who claims to be a Christian, yet has repeatedly said that he has never done anything that he needs to ask God to forgive.

    Nope. I don’t see Trump as being anything other than the man he’s always been. Self-serving and cut-throat at every turn. Borderline (if not full-fledged) sociopath.

    Hillary is a Progressive in the worst sense, but I don’t see her as being more harmful than Trump. She’s the devil we know.

    I plan to write in a vote. My conscience won’t let me vote for either of these people.

  • September 23, 2016 at 6:43pm

    I remain a Never Trumper. That way, if Trump wins, I can sit back and watch the rest of you squirm once you begin to realize that Trump is a sociopath, incapable of looking out for anyone but himself. History is filled with similar tyrants.

  • [1] September 23, 2016 at 6:36pm

    I am still a Never Trumper. That way, if he wins, I can sit back and watch the rest of you squirm once you begin to realize he was selling you down the river.

  • September 21, 2016 at 1:19pm

    Speck and Mac — I don’t need to watch TV to know Hannity’s position. I read….a lot.

  • [22] September 20, 2016 at 2:28pm

    Hannity has proven himself to be a GOP shill in every Presidential election since McCain. Stopped listening to him then, and never listened again. He seems to be downright apoplectic this time, though, which only reinforces my belief that he’s afraid of Trump.

    BIG time afraid of Trump.

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  • [1] September 17, 2016 at 9:31am

    VeryCobalt, I know you always like to be the contrarian, but you have no credibility here.

    These women are helped way beyond the birth of their child. The Pregnancy Resource Centers offer them parenting classes and help them secure meaningful resources to lead a successful life. We continue to hear from many of these women years after their child is born, with photos showing us the child’s milestones.

  • [7] September 14, 2016 at 10:35am

    That being said, Kristan is spot-on with regard to how our Christian churches handle abortion-minded women. Too often they feel ashamed and afraid to go to their church leaders for help.

    That needs to change!

    The resources are out there and many of us do a good job of making sure women know there are alternatives to abortion where women can get active support. I stand outside a late-term abortion clinic weekly and have been privileged to help women who really don’t want an abortion.

    However, too many people believe that nobody really cares about them or their situation. We are NOT just pro-baby, we are pro-women as well. We care about these women and help them to navigate their situation in order to improve their trajectory on life’s oftentimes rocky pathways.

    Churches need to be the first place women go who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. Unfortunately, too many feel judged rather than loved and THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE.

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  • [3] September 14, 2016 at 10:26am

    I have met Kristan and Students for Life is at the forefront of helping college women (and men) find alternatives to abortion. It should never be a baby OR a college degree. Women CAN have both.

    SFLA has stepped up their game, encouraging on-campus ministries to actively reach out to these women with life-affirming support. They help them navigate the crazy times they find themselves in with hands-on help from fellow classmates and the local community.

    They are changing the face of abortion in America. THEY are the Pro-Life Generation! KUDOS to them!!

    (Kristan, just ignore the idiots who are our resident trouble makers. Those of us in the Pro-Life movement who know what you and your group do to help women have your back!)

    In reply to the contribution There's a Problem with Abortion in Churches

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  • [6] September 5, 2016 at 1:07am

    Slenderman, you already contribute to a national program that provides medical care for pregnant women and their babies — it’s called “Pregnancy Medicaid” and it is available to any pregnant woman who needs it. The baby’s medical costs are also taken care of for one year.

    As far as natural family planning, the sad thing most people don’t realize is that it is actually one of the most beautiful secrets of marriage. In it’s most simple terms, when a couple consciously refrains from sexual activity while the woman is at her most fertile time, they have a heightened sense of respect and attraction for one another. Just think of it this way — if you have to fast from something, even to have a simple medical test, you crave it more. NFP works the same way — instead of indulging in sexual activity at every whim, deliberately postponing intimacy can be quite a sensual experience in itself and quite rewarding when the “fast” is over.

  • [10] September 4, 2016 at 9:10pm

    VeryCobalt, you enjoy being the resident contrarian. Anyone who is doing a bio on St. Teresa which is negative obviously didn’t know her. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people in the world who make their living tearing others down.

  • [11] September 4, 2016 at 9:06pm

    Gustav, you have no idea what you are talking about. Just listen to the 34-minute speech above. She took those who were left to die in the streets and gave them loving care in their last days. Her Order takes those rejected by society and treats them with dignity, respect and care when nobody else will. Here in Atlanta she has a group of nuns who care for women who are dying of AIDS.

    Do the real research on this lady. She did everything in her power to help the least of the least and openly shamed those who did nothing to ease their suffering.

  • [8] September 4, 2016 at 8:51pm

    blink, suffering CAN be a beautiful thing. Just ask someone who has spent years in the hospice field. They often are humbled by the joy expressed by those whose suffering has brought them closer to their families and God. When everything has been taken away from you through suffering, “things” become meaningless and your priorities change.

    I feel pity for those like you who have never witnessed the incredible joy these people exude. They are an incredible blessing to all who know them.

  • [66] September 4, 2016 at 1:58pm

    I had an abortion in ’74, the year after Roe v. Wade became the law of the land. For decades I was pro-choice, believing fully that a woman should have the right to end her pregnancy.

    Then Mother Teresa showed up, proclaiming something that cut deep into my soul: “It is a great poverty that a child should die so that you can live as you wish.”

    That statement was a watershed moment for me. Her statement plus the realization that science was clearly showing us the humanity of the fetus inside the womb destroyed my position. I had fallen for the pro-choice mantra that a fetus was just a blob of tissue in the first trimester.

    Since the mid-1990′s I have been pro-life and work with post-abortive parents who deeply grieve their decision to abort. Almost every Friday I stand outside a late-term abortion clinic and offer women a different choice than abortion. I carry a sign which reads “I Regret My Abortion,” which allows these scared mommies to understand that I am not there to judge them, but to love them.

    God bless Mother Teresa. She changed my life.

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  • [4] September 2, 2016 at 1:37pm

    Level playing field? What the heck are you talking about? Trump is finally learning to blend into the political landscape by being milquetoast in his responses.

    To me….the answer to that question only proves what we Never Trumpers have been saying all along: Trump is not a Christian, but somehow feels as though being in a family where others are Christian makes him one.

    Sickeningly, the Trumpers won’t even blink an eye.

  • [27] September 1, 2016 at 10:35pm

    Totally agree.

  • [7] August 29, 2016 at 7:52pm

    Expect a swift retraction of this policy. The fact that the spokesperson for the University didn’t respond says they’re paddling fast, trying to extricate themselves from this foolish decision.

  • [4] August 29, 2016 at 3:10pm

    Okay, young man, I’m sick of reading about you and your self-serving grandstanding. The more I read about your family history, the more I feel sorry for your parents….not you.

    YOU, young man, have spit in the face of your family; not just your country. They gave unselfishly of themselves so that you could see firsthand the goodness of people who put aside racial differences. They gave you the opportunity to make something of yourself so that you could be a LEADER, in spite of the environment you were born into.

    YOU, young man, have ignored the example they gave you. Rather than taking your platform of privilege and leading young men and women to understand that race is not WHO you are, but just an external trapping that can get in the way of becoming who you are meant to be, you have chosen to ignore the painfully obvious example they lived.

    Get off your sorry soapbox. You are truly pathetic.

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  • [53] August 27, 2016 at 11:54pm

    It’s hard to believe that a black man that makes as much money as he does can’t see the hypocrisy of his own position. Oppression?

    This man has found out first-hand what hard work can bring to someone who works hard to achieve his goals. In America, if you work hard, you CAN achieve great things. So many other countries have people who work ten times harder than he ever will and don’t make enough money to feed their families.

    He’s not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color?

    SHAME on him!

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