Rob, integrity in business matters. Trump intimidates and eviscerates to get what he wants.
Rayvet — He spends less because he gets tons of free publicity by making outrageous comments every 48 hours, ensuring he is at the top of the media coverage.
 January 19, 2016 at 2:12pm
I see both parents are using the “kangaroo” method, which is placing the baby against the mother’s bare skin so they can feel her heartbeat. It helps calm them and has been shown to help them stabilize so they can grow and be released from the hospital sooner. (Obviously, daddy is also taking part in the bonding action here!)
 January 17, 2016 at 9:42pm
Sorry VastlyEducated, but it’s a lot more common than most people realize. There are a lot of women who have irregular cycles where a “missed” period is normal for them. Many women carry their children in such a way that they won’t begin to really show a belly until well into their pregnancy, even if they are slender.
Don’t judge until you get more educated about this topic.
 January 17, 2016 at 9:30pm
This author’s bias is showing. She uses the term “fetus” as if it remains permanently interchangeable with baby — even after the baby is born.
Fetus had originally been used to denote the unborn child as a way to desensitize people to the humanity of the living human before it was born.
Carly, at what point does this dead human being cease being a fetus in your mind?
'At what point does this dead human being cease being a fetus'
When the fetus can get a job and pay for Carly's birth control pills. If the left can't benefit, then they're of no use...they don't refer to unborn babies as parasites for no reason.
 December 26, 2015 at 6:55pm
Agreed. He’d spend a good bit of time up in his room for that kind of reaction. AND, if he didn’t want to play with the 2015 version, he’d just have to do without.
 December 18, 2015 at 9:16am
I believe that is what they call people raised in Michigan. Michigan is referred to as “The Mitten” because of its shape.
On the subject of geographic anthropomorphism; I thought the Lower Peninsula was “The Mitten,” and the UP is what the LP is reaching for.
Yes Lower Peninsula is called the mitten. The locals actually call the part of the mitten that would be the thumb, as "The Thumb" Go figure... There are actually local signs locating "The middle of the mitten"
Yup in Michigan we can show you where we are from on our hand.
And if your from Detroit you can show it with one finger.......
Thank you, Granny....I was wondering the same thing.
Kudos to the family who owns that MacDonalds...I hope a LOT of business
s follow suit.
Thanks for all the replies. They were interesting and very informative.
Now that's funny!
 December 14, 2015 at 7:51pm
Witchy, the people that Glenn said he’d walk over the border in Mexico are the Christians who are being persecuted in the Middle East. After watching ISIS video after video of people being drowned and beheaded just because they were Christian, Glenn got fed up and said that if the US Government won’t work to rescue these people, he’d personally work to get them to the Mexican border and then walk them over himself.
That’s how the Nazarene Fund got started. So far, he’s raised $13 million to help repatriate Christians from the Middle East. One-hundred and fifty were just transported to Slovakia a few days ago. Hopefully, more will follow shortly.
Too bad our government still won’t help.
 October 8, 2015 at 4:51pm
Our gut instinct is to lash out at those who cause these babies to suffer and die such a horrible death. Got it.
The suggestions you made have already been done, to the vast detriment of the pro-life community. Because abortion is legal, those who HAVE tied themselves to the doors of abortion clinics or marched into the clinics to proclaim that abortion is murder have been arrested.
THEY became the “bad guys,” giving fodder to the media and a black eye to the pro-life community. The law is the law — we cannot cross those lines and when we do, we are held up as the most ugly of all which leaves a lasting and negative impression on most people.
I know because I stand outside of a late-term abortion clinic every week. You would not believe how HARD it is to get other good people to stand out there with me! They think we are “protesters” who are out there screaming at these women. All of that is because the initial reaction of many in the pro-life community was to do just that — storm the clinics, yell at the women and cause heartache all the way around.
That’s been tried and proven ineffective.
Instead, a better approach is to BE Christian in our attitude. We are to love these people and offer them a BETTER alternative to abortion. So many are terrified and just being outside the clinic offering them help has caused countless women to change their mind. We walk with them through their pregnancy and help them in REAL LIFE.
God calls us to love.
October 5, 2015 at 9:21pm
Seriously, that’s the first thing I thought of. Don’t they have radar and navigational tools that tell them when they’re sailing right towards a potentially threatening storm?
I would think the answer is OF COURSE. So, who would be foolish enough to continue?
It just doesn’t make sense in this day and age.
 August 24, 2015 at 9:33pm
Good grief, Cobalt. Do you believe our own lies? Women ARE forced to have abortions every day. As someone who works with women who have had abortions, it is VERY COMMON! Here are the top three we hear about most often:
1. My boyfriend said that he’d dump me if I didn’t have this abortion.
2. My parents said that I’d be on my own if I didn’t abort this baby.
3. My job doesn’t allow me to be visibly pregnant. I’d have to quit if I didn’t abort this baby and I don’t have any other job skills.
 August 24, 2015 at 9:04pm
These women repeatedly say that if ANYONE in their sphere of friends or family had stood up and said that they would help them figure out a way to make it work, they would have kept that baby.
So often, well-meaning family and friends heap on the pro-choice talking points — their life will be ruined; they will never be able to finish college; etc. They can’t see how their own bias virtually guarantees that the woman will abort — EVEN WHEN IT’S NOT HER TRUE DESIRE.
I — and hundreds of others — gently stand outside of these abortion clinics because we know that not every woman who is walking in there really wants this for her child. We DO NOT cajole or harangue or harass them in any way. I hold two signs — “I Regret My Abortion” and “We Can Help.”
I call out to them saying that I am praying for them. If they give me a negative look (or the finger), I say no more. Most will simply say “thank you” as they continue to walk towards the clinic. If they come back out or walk down to where I stand at the curb, I start off by saying that I know how difficult this is for them.
I offer to help them. Then, if they change their mind about their abortion, I reach out to a large network of people who will help them with things like medical care, child care, help with housing, etc. We even have baby showers for them.
Often all they need is someone who cares about THEM and THEIR situation. By helping the mothers, we ultimately help these babies.
 August 24, 2015 at 8:47pm
It was at that point that I began to become active in the pro-life community.
The sad truth is that when an unplanned pregnancy happens, the mother is in a panic — irregardless if she is pro-choice or pro-life. Hormones are raging and cohesive thoughts are hard to maintain.
On the pro-life side of the fence, nobody can “force” a woman to “endure a pregnancy and give birth without their consent.” That statement is just hyperbole. (Unless you are talking about a minor child, which is another conversation for another day.)
Those of us who have the benefit of hindsight with our own abortions know firsthand how hard that choice is for a woman. I have had nearly twenty years of working with woman who have had abortions and, when asked WHY they had their abortions, the Number One reason they give is “I didn’t have a choice!”
Universally, they look back at their situation and talk about their lack of emotional support or blatant coercion from family and friends as their main reason for the abortion. They felt they HAD NO CHOICE but to give in to the abortion, even when they internally were begging that someone would offer to help them keep their baby.
I stand outside of a late-term abortion clinic where these women are typically between 12 and 24 weeks pregnant. The reason is that these women most often have waited that long for a reason — maybe they just found out or they just broke up with their boyfriend or their parents threatened to kick them out.
 August 24, 2015 at 8:16pm
If you read my posts above and elsewhere, I make it clear that I stand in front of a late-term abortion clinic every week where I meet upwards of 40 women per week who are seeking an abortion. I am an infrequent poster here — the vitriol can be quite disturbing.
Your tone leads me to believe that you are fair and open to dialogue. I would like to share my own personal experiences with women who have gone to an abortion clinic.
I had an abortion 41 years ago, the year after Roe v. Wade became law. For twenty years after that, I was adamantly pro-choice. “Nobody can tell me what to do with my body” was my mantra.
Then science stepped in and cracked my well-worn armor. Sonograms weren’t available when I had my abortion, but by the ’90′s I could no longer say that the child I rejected was just a blob of tissue. After a lot of honest self-examination, I finally admitted to myself that my choice was simply selfishness.
A child would have altered my life; not ended it. For the first time, I finally allowed myself to think about the child. I had forced myself to ONLY think of this child as a blob of tissue up until this time. I had been adamant that my life would have been ruined had I continued the pregnancy — “My body, MY life!”
I could finally admit that a life had been extinguished because of my selfishness. Until that time, I had NEVER …..honestly……NEVER seen my abortion as killing my own child.
 August 24, 2015 at 7:38pm
Very Cobalt, it’s ALL about taking responsibility for your actions. No woman should have intercourse if she is not ready to have children.
Always. 100% of the time.
Now….for those women who are irresponsible enough to throw caution to the wind and find themselves pregnant, there are thousands of women who will gladly step in to parent that unwanted child.
It is NOT all about HER body. There are two bodies there — the baby’s and hers.
And THAT’s the bottom line.
 August 24, 2015 at 7:35pm
Lindymay – Thank you for opening your heart and your home to children who were not of your own creation. I have never heard an adoptive parent say they would not do it again, in spite of some difficult circumstances along the way. With ten in your home, I’m sure you could write a book about the ebb and flow of the process.
Yes Granny, I could write a book. It's been a fantastic 27 years starting with my involvement in Operation Rescue, jail time for blocking access, and then being blessed with a full family. My husband and I have enjoyed countless hours of love and laughter and are nearing the end of our child-rearing days.
I pray God's blessings on us all.
 August 24, 2015 at 4:34pm
That is so true. Our culture has totally perverted the adoption process.
It costs tens of thousands of dollars to adopt a child. The media highlights abusive foster and adoptive parents as though they are the norm rather than the exception. As a result, the birth mothers are convinced that it’s more “merciful” to terminate the baby’s life in the womb than to carry it to term and give the child up for adoption.
I stand outside of a late-term abortion clinic weekly and have been incredibly privileged to help mothers who change their mind and walk out.
Unfortunately, the adoption process is so messed up that we almost never successfully convince a mother that adoption is the best option for her child. They truly are convinced that the (small) chance that they will turn their baby over to someone who will torture the baby makes it impossible for them to do so. Even when I gently ask them why they would have chosen to kill their child rather than take the chance that someone would hurt it, they still insist that abortion was the preferable option….the more “merciful” option.
It is all so very sad. I have so many couples who I know personally that would take a child — perfectly healthy or handicapped — and adopt it in an instant. They just don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to do so.
Autumn, I am sure you count your blessings dozens of times a day. I only wish more birth mothers were as open to adoption as these two mommies were.
 August 22, 2015 at 4:32pm
Sorry, Maggie, you’re so wrong on that one.
I physically stand outside of a late-term abortion clinic every week and offer these women a DIFFERENT choice. As such, I am well aware of the local facilities who don’t receive a dime of federal support, but gladly walk with these women through their unplanned pregnancies.
I don’t just “regurgitate what the pro-life sites promote.” I am actively in the trenches, helping these women and giving them hope for a better future.
 August 22, 2015 at 4:09pm
WhoIs, the answer is Yes. Read about Margaret Sanger and the philosophy behind Planned Parenthood. Sanger advocated the elimination of the inferior people (handicapped) and races. Go to YouTube and look up Maafa 21. It will open your eyes.
 August 22, 2015 at 4:01pm
Amen! That’s been a pet peeve of mine for years. Why are we always called “anti-abortion” when the opposing side isn’t called “pro-abortion”? Use the same word and just change the prefix, journalists! One side is for and the other is against — pretty simple and straightforward.
I doubt you’ll ever get the media to call them “anti-life,” but surely they should see how they sanitize the ugliness of the other side by saying “pro-choice.”
They see exactly how they sanitize their side. True journalists are most a dead breed anymore.
That's okay though Granny :-) We will be there to constantly remind and correct them :-)
Why they NEVER show the fetus AFTER THE BRAIN IS SUCKED-OUT!!
two sides: pro-life and pro-death. If you want choice, choose life otherwise you are choosing death. We can all agree it is illegal to murder, but somehow if a life resides in a woman's body, she has a right to kill that life. It makes no sense.
 August 22, 2015 at 3:49pm
One fallacy that Walker presented was the belief that if PP didn’t receive their $500 million a year, they would be forced to shut their doors. We explained that the 300,000 abortions they perform yearly was more than enough to keep the lights on and water running.
We explained that there were only 700 PP clinics in the US and over 3,000 other clinics capable of providing the exact same services — yet they receive zero funding. He tried to argue that these other clinics charge more for the same services. Precisely, we said! (Duh!) These clinics are forced to charge more simply because they don’t get a piece of that $500 million pie. He seemed to “get it” at that point.
These people are just regurgitating what they have heard over and over from the media and pro-abortion talking points. Walker was courageous enough to stand in the midst of people who had opposing views and listen what we were saying.
and you are just regurgitating what pro life sites promote.
Sorry, Maggie, you're so wrong on that one.
I physically stand outside of a late-term abortion clinic every week and offer these women a DIFFERENT choice. As such, I am well aware of the local facilities who don't receive a dime of federal support, but gladly walk with these women through their unplanned pregnancies.
I don't just "regurgitate what the pro-life sites promote." I am actively in the trenches, helping these women and giving them hope for a better future.
@Granny: Thank you for the love you show others. You sacrifice your time for strangers, and it can only be out of love. I applaud your efforts to help these women. And don't pay any mind to Maggie, she is a woman who is full of hate. She has nothing better to do than put her hate into words on a site where no one agrees with her, simply because they don't. I pray God continues to bless you, as he surely has done. Each time you change a mind or plant a seed, you are doing his work, and that in itself is a blessing!
Thank You GrannyA TL for all that you do.
Walkin' the Walk and Talkin' the Talk!
You're my kind of American!