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Showing posts with label Planned Parenthood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Planned Parenthood. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Planned Parenthood (Fake) Video Producers Facing Texas Grand Jury Indictment

Are you a person who saw the following at one of the GOP primary debates and left your television watching the evening disheartened and possibly disgusted with Planned Parenthood.

Carly Fiorina rips Planned Parenthood @CNNPolitics GOP's Fiorina and Planned Parenthood Propaganda

In subsequent interviews,  Fiorina embodied the thoughts and hearts of many conservatives who have fallen for orchestrated propaganda against Planned Parenthood. 

For some unfathomable reason, conservatives seem to accept any visual and oratory from cinematic projects as "existential" life. All one has to do is produced a video and conservative flock to the Pied Piper like an ant colony feasting on wasted maple syrup. Evidence of such has been validated by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough exhorting President Obama to follow the lead of the fantasy character in the Showtime series Homeland (Quinn) in dealing with ISIS. Another example was the pre-felony conviction success of Dinesh D'Souza's ridiculous cinematic projects. One tertiary level, consider the gleeful anticipation Fox news and some conservatives reaped upon the deloping Michael Bay 13 Hours Benghazi movie. While the movie is fizzling as a tool against Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate, some conservatives are rattlesnake angry about Bay's depiction. The movie is not a documentary based on verifiable fact. 

I Digress.

Fiorina "rebel" yell" regarding the highly edited, and now proving to be faked, Planned Parenthood abortion videos, may embody the shallowness of US conservatism. The developers of the video have been adjudicated by a Texas Grand Jury as overflowing with fraudulent acts. CNN ran a segment this morning about the pending charges and the previous (to the Grand Jury indictment) exhortation of Planned Parenthood.


Grand jury indicts Planned Parenthood accusers @CNN Texas Grand Jury Indicts Fake Abortion Video

Is there any decency in conservative America?


Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Special Screed: Colorado Planned Parenthood (The Latest US Terroist)

A Friend of the TPI, Brenda Kay Richards, and the Screed of the weekend. The following comments are from a Facebook page.  The initial set of verbiage was the original post, followed by a response to a person who responded and the last November 29th, post is a follow-up addition. (24 hours after the initial post).

Brenda Kay Richards
November 28, 2015
It is both profoundly sickening and damn disgusting how the American media, Fox News and CNN in particular, are attempting to twist and distort Friday's tragic shooting in Colorado Springs as being about abortion and Planned Parenthood. Instead of having the guts and the consciousness to initiate a long overdue discussion about how yet another angry white male with a high powered weapon went on a rage filled killing spree, that took the lives of three individuals, including a police officer who was the father to two small children.

While the bellowing Carnival Barker aka Donald Trump and his fellow conservatives shamelessly and quite calculatingly whip-up xenophobic hysteria and hatred about Syrian refugees, Muslims and other minority groups to baying crowds of bigots and racists. No one is willing to admit that the single biggest threat to the safety, security and stability of our country are these irrationally angry, pissed off, irate white males hellbent on "taking their country back"!

The day that America cowardly and very cruelly turned a blind eye to the deaths of children killed in a school by some deranged young man, rushing to hide behind a widely misused and misinterpreted amendment in the US Constitution - that is the same exact day that our country lost its moral compass and its soul.

.........the media is bending over backwards to make this tragic shooting all about abortion. But the fact is, that in less than 30 days, Colorado Springs, a city with a population of less than 500,000 people has experienced two incidents of deadly gun violence involving some angry white male with a high powered weapon going on a shooting spree picking off people like an arcade game. 

The issue of abortion and Planned Parenthood is secondary at best to the rapidly escalating and deliberately ignored problem of well-armed white males committing deadly rampages with guns.

The media has no problem whatsoever rushing to put on camera a group of "experts" to pontificate on ad nauseam about "black on black crime", but oddly and quite strangely this very same media goes mute silent when a white male guns down a bunch of innocent people. 

No comments have been made about the murdering bastard being a thug or the product of a one-parent home. Oh no... We're already hearing that bullshitty excuse about "mental illness" in that time honored tradition of making the white suspect a figure of sympathy and perhaps compassion.

........ the Planned Parenthood office in Colorado Springs has long been a target of weekly protests by a group of Catholics and other anti-abortion foes. And it was interesting to note how remarkably quick the leader of the weekly protests was to get his behind in front of the local media, to express faux shock and hollow sympathy about the shooting and to swear that his group had nothing at all do with what took place. 

The loud mouths and showmen who love to gin up the crowds and incite acts of violence rarely want to take credit for their actions when something does happen.unsure emoticon

November 29, 2015

These are the other two victims of that hateful, angry,(cracka-ass) bastard TERRORIST who went on the killing spree Friday in Colorado Springs.

In less than 30 days in a city with less than 500,000 people, there have been two shocking and heartbreaking incidents of gun violence by deranged individuals who were able to obtain high powered weapons and kill six innocent people who were some one's daughters, mothers, sisters, sons, husbands, brothers and friends.

And as expected the cowards in both parties who are bought and paid for whores of the NRA, are either mute silent or doing the political deflection dance by blaming President Obama, abortion, Planned Parenthood and even the victims themselves.

Americans stood by quietly when teenagers and children were gunned down in schools. We stood by quietly when people were gunned down in a movie cinema. Now it is rapidly approaching the point where we can't even open the front door of our homes without some legitimate fear of some irrational HOME-GROWN TERRORIST hellbent on "taking his country back" shooting us dead!

How many more of these deadly acts of mass gun violence have to happen in America before we collectively stand up and demand sensible, comprehensive gun control?

Will it take the loss of YOUR loved one before you find the courage to speak out loudly and persistently, or do we allow the fear mongering ass clowns and carnival barkers to continue to control the narrative and the media?

*And if you have any sort of a problem with my choice of words that I've used here - fuck you and kindly make good use of the UN-friend option. Trust me I won't miss you!*

Michael Rowe's photo.

Michael Rowe's photo.

RIP Jennifer Markovsky and Ke'Arre Stewart, the other two victims of a "pro-life" terrorist's Planned Parenthood massacre in Colorado's names have been revealed. He was a veteran and a Dad. She was there to support a friend.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fiorina's Winning Campaign Debate Performance Included An Utter Lie! (Ring of Fire Radio)

Everyone knows politicians lie. They lie exponentially as they campaign for office, especially during televised debates. Debate strategy is not to put forth positions that ping the opponent (all sixteen). The key to winning the GOP debate is to garner aghast and applause for oratory. An easy task if the audience is comprised of conservatives (with ample financial wherewithal). It also doesn't seem to matter if said oratory has any basis in fact. Factually, the first two GOP debates have been so laced with WWE like entertainment (and utter international machismo from Rubio) seeking a singular truism would be fruitless. As fruitless as panning for gold in the Florida Everglades.

Other than Donald Trump's maniacal railings in the first debate, and Ben Carson's nuttiness in the second debate, Carly Fiorina garnered the most aghast and applause after insisting on inserting an utter prep-planned lie.

Ring of Fire Radio (KJ McElrath)

Fiorina KNEW the Video was a Miscarriage, not an Abortion: Lied in Front of 23 Million Viewers

By now, half of the people in the country have either seen or heard about the infamous video clip, depicting a live fetus, approximately 18 weeks old, laying and struggling on a stainless steel table after allegedly having been aborted. The video was released by anti-abortion activist Gregg Cunningham. However, when interviewed by Time magazine, Cunningham refused to identify when or where the video was made or who filmed the scene. Claiming that his organization, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, enters into “confidentiality agreements” in order to acquire the videos. 
During the second GOP debate a few weeks ago, Fiorina said, “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes…watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Significantly, Cunningham would neither “confirm nor deny” whether or not the video was filmed at a Planned Parenthood clinic. He nonetheless stated that he was “confident” that the procedure shown was an abortion. 
It turns out that it was nothing of the kind. A few hours following the video’s publication online, medical experts pointed out that it is virtually impossible to resuscitate a baby younger than 23 weeks. One doctor pointed out that “the chance of survival below [23 weeks] is simply so remote that application of aggressive neonatal resuscitation and intensive care would be not only futile, but cruel.” 
What happened is that one of Cunningham’s fellow activists, David Daleiden, had taken the raw footage, then used a voice-over from an entirely different procedure in which fetal tissue was being harvested for medical research. That voice-over had nothing to do with the events in the video clip, which by now, is known to be of a miscarriage – not an abortion. 
Caught with his pants down, Daleiden admitted that it was a miscarriage – but told CNN that it “didn’t matter” – as long as it proves his point. Egregiously, Daleiden did not have the distraught mother’s permission to film the event or use it. “We used it to illustrate exactly the kind of late-second trimester baby…fetus that we’re talking about in these cases of organ harvesting.” 
In other words, Daleiden, Cunningham and the rest are perfectly willing to present blatant fabrications in order to advance their agenda. Furthermore, Fiorina knew that the video was misleading and depicted a miscarriage rather than an abortion. Nonetheless, she was also willing to spout lies and distortions in order to pander to the base she believes will support her. 
It is typical of the right-wing religious nut jobs who don’t give a tinker’s damn about the child once he or she is born. When they are caught in a lie and attempt to cover up the truth, they simply respond that it’s not relevant. It’s not the only example of this kind of behavior. Recently, GOP Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah was called out by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards in front of the House Oversight Committee when he brought out a chart supposedly demonstrating that the number of abortions performed at PPH clinics was on the rise. He claimed the chart was taken from PPH’s own annual reports. It was actually from another anti-choice group, Americans United for Life – and the chart was completely misleading. 
Fiorina and the rest of the sex-obsessed theocrats can rant all they like. The bottom line is, revelations about this infamous video is further destroying the right-wing’s credibility. They’re even alienating their pro-life supporters.

About the Author
KJ McElrath
K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues.

Friday, October 2, 2015

CNN's Chris Cuomo Confronted Fake Planned Parenthood Video Perp

Center for Medical Progress’s David Daleiden appeared on CNN's New Day for an on-camera interview with Chris Cuomo. Even the most sympathetic of pro-lifers know the role Daleiden and his organizational have played in the current Right-wing attacks on Planned Parenthood. Common consideration is, Deleiden and the Center for Medical Progress did to fair well at the end of the interview.

As the US economy chugs along in better economic shape than the majority of major industrial nations, and as US troops are not occupying any nation beyond poised withdrawal from Afghanistan, what is conservative America to do? Conservatives have few issues on which to build a political platform. The issue of LGBT and same sex marriage rights simply doesn't offer that "gripping" issue on which to hang political policy and campaign strategy. Alas, legal abortion continues to provide that gut issue on which to threaten "federal government shutdown", an issue on which to snuggle up to uber wealthy oligarchs with hands positioned for financial sustenance, and that issues that rightly should reach into one's heart for an answer. Abortion offers opportunity. Before I love on to the Cuomo interview, I must acknowledge with compassion how millions find the right of Choice reprehensible.   

It is same these same groups do not align to combat cop abuse, workplace discrimination, gender and sexual orientation bias.

From the transcriptcourtesy of Media Matters (Via Contemptor):
CUOMO: Here’s what really created a flash point I want you do speak to. Carly Fiorina, very passionately in the debate, very cogently brings across this image of an aborted baby on the table, the heart beating, the legs moving. Look at that video and then tell me what you think. Let me ask you about that image. Is that an aborted fetus that is on that — in that image? 
DALEIDEN: You know, I’m actually in the studio, I don’t have a visual of what you’re showing me. 
CUOMO: You know what I’m talking about David. It’s a miscarriage. You know the mother was interviewed. You know you didn’t ask her for permission for it but that is beside the point. 
DALEIDEN: That’s not what Carly Fiorina was referencing. Carly Fiorina was referencing the sequence in our video that shows footage of a born alive infant from a late term abortion actually moving in a specimen pan while Holly O’Donnell — who used to work at stem express — is talking about the harvesting of a brain of an infant of the exactly same gestational age — 
CUOMO: So you think it’s a different image than the one that was pointed out — 
DALEIDEN: Yeah, if you’re showing the image of the Walter Fretz right now that is not the image. 
CUOMO: I don’t know now the names. I don’t own the material the way you do. I just know what I’ve seen. I know it comported with what Carly Fiorina was describing and that it seems like something that was certainly taken out of context by whoever put the video together. Because the mother says — the mother says — you know what I’m talking right? There was a mother who had a miscarriage, a stillborn, and you used that in the video right? — 
DALEIDEN: Yeah I’ve spoken with Lexi Fretz, the mother. And absolutely images where used to illustrate 
CUOMO: And what do you use it to show? To show what?DALEIDEN: Used to illustrate exactly — exactly the kind of late second trimester baby, fetus, that we’re talking about in these cases of organ harvesting. 
CUOMO: But if you’re talking about organ harvesting and the abortions and how terrible they are, why would you use a stillborn fetus, which is not a function of an abortion? 
DALEIDEN: Do you think the fetuses are different somehow? It is the same gestational age. It’s the same baby whether it’s born dead or alive. It’s the same kind of infant. 
CUOMO: Absolutely. It is also completely irrelevant to the point you are trying to make, which is look what they do to these babies. It was bornstillborn. It was not aborted. Doesn’t that matter to you if you are talking about abortion? 
DALEIDEN: What — What I think what matters is the fact that this — that’s an example of an 18 to 19 week fetus, which is the exact same gestational age that Planned Parenthood routinely aborts and harvests the organs from.
CUOMO: Right but you used it as an example of look at the babies that they abort. Look how its a real person, look how it is, look what they do. But it wasn’t aborted. Isn’t that misleading? 
DALEIDEN: No. Because the subject, the creature that is being aborted is the same — the same kind of thing. It is the same kind of fetus. That is not misrepresenting at all.
CUOMO: It is not a creature. It is not a thing. It is a little person. And the point is, if you want to represent a little person, do it fairly, because this is such an emotional thing. It is so religious for people. It’s so moral for people. That baby was not aborted. It matters in the context of your conversation.
Below is video of the entire interview, courtesy of Media Matters:

It is without questions ridiculous that some are guiding many in our nation as such.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

GOP Debate II (CHECK-IN) Bush Tip Toed!

Tippy Toes Jeb?

Watch as Bush leers down the line to assess the height of another candidate. Just gotta stand tall and cannot settle for his already tallest on the stage stage. Well, Actually he must have been competing against a guy from the "Kiddie Debate:" Pataki (who is much taller). Now, this seems to be tellingly disingenuous. But, I will add.... not surprising. All about fake.

Watch this:

The sadness of it all. Bush actually appeared to move back out of immediate peripheral vision , (while seeming to move back to release a shot of flatulence) to falsely portray his physicality.

Kudos to the Vine (and Talking Points Memo).....

On anther debate front, Politifact and Fiorina's Sarah Palin moment. The video she referenced are highly edited and there was no validation of scenes allegedly from to Planned Parenthood.  And, Fiorina knows such!

Mostly FalseFiorina  One of the Planned Parenthood videos shows "a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.' "
— Carly Fiorina on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 in the CNN debate

More on Fiorina's ploy from TPM.

Fiorina drew raucous applause for her graphic, outraged description of a Planned Parenthood video that shows a fetus with "its heart beating, its legs kicking."But no such footage actually exists.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

GOP 2016: GOP Strategy via Ben Carson's Hypocrisy

Abortion is a personal choice and experiential reality. We do not argue that African-American unintended pregnancies out pace white and Hispanic unintended pregnancies. We also do not argue that Planned Parenthood, factually, has more facilitates in so-called African-American communities. That dynamic is more a service reality and also may have much to do with socio/economic reality. If abortions are only 3% of Planned Parenthood performed services, the community facility may also have utility regarding other Planned Parenthood services.

On August 14 20, NPR posted an article written by Amita Kelly. While I did not hear the specific "It's All Politics" show, the article relates to Ben Carson's recently assertion that Planned Parenthood was developed to perpetrate genocide of African-Americans black people.

Real Clear Politics /Ben_Carson_people_should_read_about_margaret_sanger_a_woman_who_hillary_clinton_says_she_admires

Without fail we read and research from our individual paradigms. Our reading will much more often than not result form a desire to expand knowledge to support our paradigm, and to a much lesser degree result for a desire to refute our paradigm. How often have you read a book or article that you chose to read which actually induced a paradigm shift? Now, think about the number of times your reading led to the following: "Aaah, I thought so," or "that is just in line with my thoughts." Probably your choice of reading may have led to the much more common reality of the non-verbal: "Ugh huh" (as an affirmation and confirmation of a belief).

Ben Carson knows Margaret Sanger? I think not, and I assert "not really." 

Ben Carson is an enigma. He is a conservative ideologue who has a history of severe anti-LGBT rhetoric, he is an anti-Black Lives Matter opportunist, and he is an evasive conservative mouthpiece. He has also been revealed within the week as an anti-abortion Planned Parenthood hypocrite.

Carson's hypocrisy is no surprise. He is currently polling close to the top of GOP 2016 candidates, and frankly, the full group of 17 GOP candidates have en common trait.  They to the person exhibit a great deal of "Do as I say, not as I do" belief and value systems. 

A friend of the TPI wrote a cogent and relevant Facebook post about Carson's assertions that Planned Parenthood has a mission to affect control in the Black Community. 

Was Planned Parenthood developed to control the Black populations?

Mike Victor

Short answer: hell no. 

60% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in predominantly white neighborhoods. 
14% of PP clients are African American (lower than the national average and much lower than the average among the poor who make up 79% of PP clientele). 
Yes, Margaret Sanger was into soft eugenics (the idea that by voluntary disproportionate raising of wanted children from mothers emotionally, physically, and financially prepared to raise them there would be a positive inter-generational effect) versus the sinister hard eugenics espoused by Nazi Germany and to a much lesser degree the United States government in which those felt to be genetically defective were sterilized against their will or even euthanized (both have the same genetic effect of course). 
Many contemporaries were into eugenics at the time in some form and despite its horrific abuses there is of course truth to the idea that more offspring among those sharing some genetically determined trait can lead to greater expression of that trait in the general population in a few generations. But since most traits are polygenic and/or recessive, requiring both parents to be affected or at least a carrier for an offspring to be affected, selectively breeding by traits is unlikely to have much impact especially if there is great ethnic diversity among parents. 
Dog breeders know that you pay a horrific price when you try to select for a few targeted traits leading to overall loss of fitness and survivability. Humans are little different in this regard.
Even sexual selection, a form of soft eugenics of you think about it, since the traits you sought in a partner from intelligence to temperament to dexterity or physical strength all have at least some genetic component. But even the children of deviant bright parents suffer regression to the mean with their patterning of cognitive abilities falling somewhere between that of their parents and that of the general population. It's why hereditary monarchies or family dynasties are doomed to failure since the great grandchildren of the very bright or bold founders of kingdoms or empires are likely to be mediocre in ability.
One thing on which we can all agree: little good and much misery will come from the past of the poor being forced to have as many children as their husbands demand while the better educated and more economically prepared for parenting have exclusive access to effective contraception and pregnancy termination services. Shut down Planned Parenthood and that is what you will virtually guarantee: society becoming increasingly poor and miserable as the poor increase in number exponentially faster than the middle and upper classes. You would have to be naive to claim that cutting off family planning services to the poor would be a good thing.

End Mike Victor's remarks.

Planned Parenthood is a target of conservative political necessity during a time when few viable political options avail towards capturing the White House in 2016. 

Let's run through a quick set of graphics related the topic.


"Almost 95 percent of all (Planned Parenthood) pregnancy services were abortions."Sandra Smith on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 in an interview with Mike Huckabee

The educated reader or listener knows that Planned Parenthood is not the exclusive provider of abortions nationwide. It is, however, a symbolic target of the social/political Right based on the organization's partial funding via the US federal budgets.

Number of Abortion Providers and Number of Abortions by Provider Type, 2008

In 2012, UT/TT Poll (may have been confined to residents of the State of Texas)

The link to the UT/TT survey contains noteworthy charts related to the favor-ability, or lick there of, regarding abortion. One chart may address a component of the changing population dynamic that finds the Hispanic population growing at a much faster pace then other ethnic groups (including whites). The inclination not to abort a unintended pregnancy and the preponderance of Hispanics as Catholic, may contribute to a racial composition dynamic that has white conservatives over the top shuddering about threat to their population majority.

Ben Carson has issues. He is forced to restrict his quest to social issues as he has no background whatever in political office. Thus, he is at the mercy of his learned skills set, his personal institution and that of which he likes to brag: his brain. A brain that more often than not seems confused and discombobulated on matters that means much to voters in General Elections. It is sad he has lived the life of a conservative ideologue and African-American functionary after his career as a neurosurgeon. 

His waffling and wavering aura (due to his background) lacks acuity in the public arena and will lead to his failing to secure the GOP nomination.

Another very quick point. 

What the hell will the GOP do should conservative voters hand Carson the nomination?
 The constituent based of overt racist, bigots and inherent biases on the Right would fuel a third party independent candidate, and we all know what that means. No, Carson will never get close to the nomination. It is too bad he is traipsing in areas that offer more harm to the party and than good for the nation.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jeb Bush Joins The "I Misspoke" Crowd; CNN Host Channels Dumb

But, we must start this screed with the embed below.  As you think about the embed think about why a veritable dimwit like Scott Walker (Governor WI) has ranking in the GOP 1016 presidential pack.

The conservative dumb question the week.
Posted by Justin Rosario on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Earlier the week, democrats in the US Senate blocked a Republican Bill to strip funding from Planned Parenthood. The legislative actions was noteworthy many reasons, but imagine a critical item left as the dust settles.

A leading GOP presidential candidate has again found himself using that increasingly familiar vernacular, "I misspoke" "I was inarticulate" 

On Tuesday, Jeb Bush during an interview an audience of Southern Baptists, called end Planned Parenthood's federal payments.  As is often the case, an on an increasing basis, the leading conservative contender for the GOP nomination spoke for his heart about an issue that should trouble US women in the millions. His comments were especially revealing regarding younger child bearing aged women.  If you seriously think the GOP is not anti-woman and you do not think the party is not perpetrating a war on non-married younger women consider this: Bush suggested that women's health issues were over-funded.
"I'm not sure we need a half-billion dollars for women's health issues." 
The Mashable

Jeb Bush would follow Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States and he (at this stage in his campaign) goes front of a group of veritable evangelicals and declares the nation spends too much on women';s health. The GOP candidates are the weirdest lot of Koch brothers minions imaginable.

Within hours, the words come flow "I misspoke." 


Jeb Bush: I 'Misspoke' On Women's Health Spending Comments


AP Photo
With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need. 
I was referring to the hard-to-fathom $500 million in federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood – an organization that was callously participating in the unthinkable practice of selling fetal organs. Democrats and Republicans agree we absolutely must defund them and redirect those funds to other women’s health organizations.
There was brief confusion over the statement due to discrepancies between a version sent to reporters and one posted online, which was taken down after a few minutes.

       Zeke Miller 
@ZekeJMillerHuh— "I misspoke" is not in the version of Jeb statement emailed out to reporters. It's online here 
5:54 PM - 4 Aug 2015

Jeb Bush Statement on Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood | Jeb...

Gov. Jeb Bush issued the following statement regarding his comments on federal funding for Planned Parenthood. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless...

Shouldn't the nation expect more from a candidate for the US Presidency.