Monthly Archives: February 2012
I watched Private Practice last night, (yes, I watch Private Practice), and I was struck by a scene where Dr. Addison Montgomery (played by Kate Walsh) was talking to a lesbian couple who was pregnant with twins by artificial insemination. A complication occurred where one of the babies would be in distress, and probably die if nothing was done, but both babies would be in trouble if surgery was done. The pregnant mother told her partner that she wasn’t going risk the good baby, and would not do so, saying that its “her body.”
It’s interesting that an excuse that mothers of aborted babies use is the same one a lesbian mother uses with her partner to save one baby. The irony in this plot point is thrown away when the mother decides to do the risky surgery, so nothing else is said about it in the show. So I will. Isn’t reasonable that if a mother tries to save one baby, that all life should be saved. Maybe, if television programs talked about the culture of life rather than death, that many would watch more television.
Real Clear Politics has more:
At a campaign event in Coral Gables, Florida, President Obama says Republicans see rising gas prices as a “political opportunity” and they are “licking their chops.”
Obama didn’t stop there. “They greet bad news so enthusiastically,” he added.
“Some politicians, they see this as a political opportunity. I know you’re shocked by that. Last week the lead story in one newspaper said, ‘Gasoline prices are on the rise and Republicans are licking their chops.’ That’s a quote. That’s the lead. Licking their chops. Only in politics do people root for bad news. They greet bad news so enthusiastically,” Obama said.
“You pay more, they’re licking their chops. You can bet that since it’s an election year, they’re already dusting off their three-point plan for $2 gas. I’ll save you the suspense. Step one is to drill and step two is to drill and…
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Spoiler Alert for Feb. 20 Episode of Castle
I finally had time to watch February 20 episode of Castle on my DVR. Episode 16, “Linchpin”, is the conclusion of last weeks episode “Pandora” which Castle and Beckett get drafted by the CIA after a murder by a rogue agent. Leads takes Castle and Beckett to a former CIA Analyst who figures out that a ‘vulnerability’ in our economic system that is the linchpin that would take down our entire nation. Last weeks cliff hanger ends with the Analyst gets killed, and Castle and Beckett’s car is pushed into the Hudson with them stuck inside.
In this week’s episode, Castle and Beckett rescue themselves from the car. Without telling the rest of the story, Castle and Beckett find out the linchpin of our economy, a daughter of an chinese industrialist who is influential in having Chinese buy our debt. The bad guys try to have her killed and have it blamed on the CIA, which is used as a pretext to have China quit buying our debt, and starts a chain reaction of other events which eventually causes World War III.
I don’t know if the writers of Castle know, but for the last 4 years, Glenn Beck has been saying similar things. The linchpin that Glenn said would start a reaction is not an assassination plot, like Archduke Ferdinand Moment, but the Revolt started last year in the Middle East by Tunisia which caused the Arab Spring. Since then, The Middle East has been a powder keg of violence (like when isn’t a powder keg), causing governments to be overthrown and gas prices to soar. This caused the prices of everything to go up even adding inflation. Obama continues to spend like there is no tomorrow, and continues to sell more debt to the Chinese. We are lucky that that the Chinese has not stopped buying our debt, but eventually they will.
Now, the part of World War III is happening also, but not the way the writers of Castle are saying. The very same day the episode “Linchpin” was shown, Glenn Beck talked about his trip to Europe. Glenn and Freedomworks went overseas for a conference with members of ‘Tea Parties’ in Europe. These people are trying to find out how to stop the march of the European countries toward and totalitarianism because of the unrest due to the financial collapse. Some members spent all they had to get to this conference to find out what to do in their home countries. Also, those same members of this ‘Global Tea Party’ were worried about our country and what may happen in the United States.
Glenn announced on his show that World War III had started, but the fight right now isn’t using guns and nuclear missile, but using economic terrorism, social media, and propaganda. This world war is not a battle between countries, but a battle between ideologies. ‘World War III’ will be between those who want freedom and smaller government versus those who want unlimited government and totalitarianism. Now, it is time to decide what side you are on before it is too late.