I was driving on the freeway South of Dallas and saw as they transported Officer Thompson’s body back to his hometown on Saturday. It was really touching. 5 or 6 of the overpasses over the freeway north of Corsicana were all shut down and were filled with people waiting to pay their respect to the fallen officer. Crowds waving american flags, firemen and other police were all gathered. There was a large police procession with a few dozen police cars/motorcycles as they escorted the hearse along Interstate 45. What a horrible tragedy, but a wonderful community showing their support and respect.
 June 2, 2016 at 10:49am
It’s also kinda ridiculous that I had to look up what he meant by “Okie Doke” in the urban dictionary. He’s the president of the US for crying out loud. what a dope!!
Oh, and for anyone else confused by his jive, apparently it means “believing a lie or falling for a scam”.
Will have to check into that. Kudos for bringing it up. Solid gold if true. Seems to make sense.
Sweetie, I own my ovaries. I own my eggs. I own my uterus. I own my embryos. I will decide what to do with my body and all contents therein–not bible humpers, not idiot rightwingers, not politicians.
Up to 80% of embryos, half of them perfectly viable, fail to implant and are shed from sexually active women onto tampons and pads, or into the toilet–oops! all those widdle embryos, each with their own widdle DNA gone bye-bye. I guess human DNA does not bestow special rights.
The ignorance about basic reproduction from people on this site is astounding.
Looks like amalthea has a bitter chip on her shoulder with no man wanting to be around her.
Amalthea, you did not counter Rob's point. Once the egg is fertilized, and contains additional DNA that is not part of the rest of your body, do you still have the moral right to remove it? No one cares if you cut off your finger. It's yours. Or was. We understand that there are natural occurrences that void your body of those items you listed. But choosing to terminate a life that is not your own?
It is my body and the group of cells in my uterus are only acting on biological instinct. They are simply performing the act of mitosis; there is no active thought or knowledge of their potential. Therefore the rights that actually matter here are mine. I am pro life, in so far as I am pro my life. I am a fully developed functioning individual: Capable of deciding whether or not I want to let the group of cells in my uterus continue using my body as their host, to fulfill their potential to become a fully formed individual. Just because those cells have the potential to be an individual does not mean that I stop being one. Their potential does not take away my rights as an individual. I know this sounds cold but the fact is I don’t care about that potential, I care about my potential. I know it is selfish, I get to be selfish. I don’t have to put my body thru all the risks of pregnancy, labor and delivery. I am not obligated to just because I am a woman. I have sex, birth control fails. I should not have to put my life in jeopardy because birth control failed. Not all women who have unwanted pregnancies were irresponsible. Some of us did everything we could to be responsible and still ended up pregnant. Other people’s morality or religion does not and should not affect my life and my life choices. I and any women who has an unwanted pregnancy should not be force to bear a child.
Beenthere, I am truly sorry you felt squeezed into an intolerable situation. It must have been a hard decision, one I'd not wish to make.
Some things you say are incorrect. "They are simply performing the act of mitosis." Actually, there is a lot more than that going on; an intricate dance of differentiation, innervation, and organ development, so complex and yet so common.
"there is no active thought." Actually this depends on the stage of development and what "thoughts" may occur is just not discernible.
"Just because those cells have the potential to be an individual..." They don't just have the "potential"; that being is already a scientifically provable individual.
"I should not have to put my life in jeopardy because birth control failed." Good point; some forms of birth control may fail. Armed with that knowledge, we still take that risk. But then who's life is truly placed in jeopardy by our decision? Who is the truly innocent party?
It was alive, no doubt about that. Something had to be done to take that life away.
All that said and understood, it was not something you wanted to happen and your solution was legal. There but for the grace of God go I. I do not judge or condemn, I listen and try to understand.
sparky101- Thanks for the compassion.
There may be very intricate things going on in that cell division but there is no consciousness in it. The so called individual is not choosing to make a left arm or a kidney.
Most abortions are done in the first trimester so I believe I am safe saying there is no active thought.
Ok, I will give you that the cells are unique from my own and are individual. But it is still inside my body and cannot develop without using me.
Having sex with my husband should not be an act for risking my life.
I just don’t understand the thought that simply because I have sex I am choosing to gestate another individual because it was lucky and I was unfortunate.
You ask WHO is the innocent party? And WHO’s life is placed in jeopardy? Well to be honest the fetus has never had a life. It may well be alive, but no life has really occurred. I being a fully functioning human have a life. I have had a full infancy, childhood and now an adult life. So my LIFE is the one at risk. The loss of my life will affect my parents, my siblings, my live children and my spouse. Where removing the not yet fully functioning individual that is still in development won’t affect much. It does not know what life is, come on. People think of Look who’s talking but that is just not reality.
I appreciate your willing willingness to try to understand. I truly wish more people would. Most so called pro life people go around thinking that all women who seek or ge
Beenthere, thanks for an even response. We disagree on some things, but probably not too many.
Your original post was good in that it brought to light something some Pro-life people do not think about. Lots of people skip birth control and that seems irresponsible. Abortion is not supposed to be birth control.
You, on the other hand, took measures to prevent conception. We need to hear this to get a more well-rounded view and gain more compassion and understanding.
As you know, some Pro-life folks would still feel (with support) that life is sacred and that a new life is generated at conception. It is up to them to honor that when it happens to them - and I know some who have. Those are also examples that need to be understood.
 February 4, 2016 at 6:22pm
No kidding. And the oath is written pretty clearly in the Constitution Article IV Section. 4.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;
"and shall protect each of them against Invasion"
Indeed -- I wish that some states would file suit based upon that Constitutional guarantee.
Sure, the Roberts Court wouldn't overturn the unconstitutional Obamacare and imposed an unconstitutional mandate on the States for "gay" "marriage", so no way would the case prevail BUT it would frame the issue properly as an INVASION.
 January 27, 2016 at 2:49pm
@Maggiesway….so to correct your statement. First, there’s not a debate over whether Mormons are Christian or not. They are. The debate is whether evangelicals/Catholics understand what it means to be Christian or not (as anyone claiming Mormon’s aren’t Christian clearly doesn’t understand the word).
Mormons believe Christ is the Son of God, and is one with God the Father. So yes, they believe in the divinity of Christ.
But back to the original statement, OutOfTheAether nailed it..it was just because of Romney that they included the question.
 January 12, 2016 at 11:11am
On that simulation, they forced the students with the concealed pistol to wear shirts 3 times too big, which meant it would interfere with their ability to draw their weapon. Wasn’t a realistic simulation. That one was designed to get the outcome they expected.
You know what’s cool? They DID survive the impact of the aircraft. Pretty impressive actually. But it turns out that buildings do collapse after fire weakens the steel structure. To most people that’s common sense, but common sense gets thrown out the window when dealing with truthers.
nobody says it can't happen, just that it can't happen as claimed on 911.
December 14, 2015 at 10:39pm
Can someone explain to me what exactly is the point of the NSA, if not to connect the dots like in this case? Shut it down!
December 2, 2015 at 1:20am
I think he did see what’s coming, but he’s been positioning UHG to be the administrator for the single payer health care when this thing collapses. UHG had a huge PAC that was aggressively pushing Obamacare. Also Andy Slavitt, former CEO of one of UHG’s subsidiaries was appointed director of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Problem with Hemsley is, he also has to explain himself to wall street, not just Washington.
 November 29, 2015 at 6:50pm
No, with him dead now, his vote is still secure
 October 24, 2015 at 10:33pm
Racist bafoon. It wasn’t Obama’s race that’s the problem. It’s his disregard for the constitution. Carson loves this country and the constitution. His race is irrelevant.
Yeah Rob doesn't know anything. Why just look at all those prosperous culturally elite scientifically advanced countries and empires throughout history run by blacks.
You do know, Donald, that you are representing a candidate for President with your name and avatar as you speak..... Don't you??
Either you are a troll trying to make Trump look bad or you don't put a lot of thought into what you say....
For the real Donald's sake... I hope you stop....
AllPeeps, Have to agree with your thought that he is a troll just trying to put on an air to get along with some here.
His race and what it consists of is extrely important and justifies everything to Obama and how he thinks! Our opinion on EVERYTHING is totally irrelevant to him.
Exactly Rob. Color isn't an issue for me, but integrity is and Liebama doesn't know what that means. Not to sure Trump does either.
 February 27, 2015 at 1:47pm
And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head…
 January 27, 2015 at 6:33pm
I agree. We know there was fraud. There were precincts with over 100% of the registered voters having voted, and all went to Obama. There were people convicted of voting multiple times, ballots from dead people, along with countless other examples of irregularities. So that begs the question, why would people commit voter fraud if not to actually change the outcome of the election.
We need voter ID, and we need the source code to be open and available for audit for ALL voting machines. Why can’t we also do the purple dye on the finger like other countries? If you can’t trust the integrity of the system, what’s the point?
 October 16, 2014 at 12:36pm
Can we nominate Obama to be the protocol supervisor???