Thank You Judge Yeakel! Federal judge strikes down texas abortion ban

All abortions are a terrible loss…this procedure, Thank You Judge Yeakel and God Bless you, makes me need to wretch. It is murder pure and simple – these are little developed children – sucked out of the womb or worse, sometimes in 3rd trimester these bastards do a procedure that literally induces labor – and then kill the baby in the process. God forgive them, some just don’t understand this in their hearts [they don’t want to].

I applaud Judge Lee Yeakel; thank you Judge!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/23/health/texas-abortion-law-struck-down/index.html

(CNN)A federal judge has struck down Texas’ ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

On Wednesday, US District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned Texas Senate Bill 8 — which was passed earlier this year and banned doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions.

"That a woman may make the decision to have an abortion before a fetus may survive outside her womb is solely and exclusively the woman’s decision. The power to make this decision is her right," Yeakel wrote.

In a D&E abortion, a doctor dilates the patient’s cervix before dismembering and removing the fetus. Senate Bill 8 banned doctors from performing such abortions unless they first stopped a fetus’ heart using another method.

Last clinic standing

 

Last clinic standing

A number of abortion providers and women’s health groups, including Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health, challenged the law. Banning the procedure — the most common type of abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy — means women must seek riskier alternatives, they argued.

"The court concludes that requiring a woman to undergo an unwanted, risky, invasive, and experimental procedure in exchange for exercising her right to choose an abortion, substantially burdens that right," Yeakel wrote in Wednesday’s decision.

Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 8 in the spring, and Gov. Greg Abbott signed it into law in June. It was due to go into effect in September, but Yeakel temporarily blocked Texas from enforcement while the law was being challenged in court.

Abortion rights activists fiercely opposed the law — and staged some dramatic protests against it. In March, when lawmakers were considering the bill, women showed up in the Texas Senate in white bonnets and blood-red cloaks, the uniform from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, "The Handmaid’s Tale." In the book, a new ultra-religious American government forces fertile women to carry leaders’ children (and to wear the conservative outfit).

Women dressed as handmaids are protesting anti-abortion bills at the Capitol. #FightBackTX #txlege pic.twitter.com/w5EQfBqNtG

— PPTV (@PPTXVotes) March 20, 2017

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday he will immediately appeal Yeakel’s decision.

"We will defend Senate Bill 8 all the way to the US Supreme Court, if necessary," Paxton said in a statement. "During a five-day trial this month in district court, we created a record unlike any other in exposing the horrors of dismemberment abortions. No just society should tolerate the tearing of living human beings to pieces."

If the case makes it to the Supreme Court, it wouldn’t be the first Texas abortion law to do so. Last year, the high court threw out a Texas abortion access law, which required abortion clinics to have surgical facilities.

CNN’s Tina Burnside contributed to this report.

 

I’m the truck driver delivering america’s christmas tree to the us capitol – and i couldn’t be prouder | fox news

I’m the truck driver delivering America’s Christmas tree to the US Capitol – and I couldn’t be prouder

The entire story by Larry Spiekermeier is below in its entirely and there’s a link to its source too. Larry Spiekermeier is a professional truck driver with Whitewood Transport in Plains, Montana. 

I’ve been determined to find an opportunity to share some experiences that changed my perspective and opinion about the men and women who drive those huge truck and trailers back and forth across this country every day, every week, every month of the year. I always had respect and admiration for this special kind of profession and those who are a part of it but last year I wanted to see some of the country – cheap. So, I bought some camping supplies, rented an SUV – and took off to spend a couple weeks in State and National Parks – and when I needed an overnight place just to sleep on the way from one site to another – I DISCOVERED WHAT TRUCK STOPS REALLY ARE…

And, not only could I park, sleep, fuel up, and eat – all the night/day for some – for $10 [!] (food, fuel extra J) – I got some insight to a remarkably private and closed lifestyle – and I got to meet some very unique, talented, dedicated, and [yes] brave men and women.

And, if you think just anyone can climb into one of those and peddle it in and out of cities and highways and parking lots – sheesh – you need to take a closer look at this profession and the expertise it takes to drive one of those things. These drivers are talented, highly trained, experienced,  and consummate professionals.

This is not the place for some of the characters I met, the stories they shared, and the amazing things I saw to add to those chronicles.

I am happy to share Mr. Spiekermeier’s story here:

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree against the early morning sky Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. This year’s tree is due to be delivered Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.  (AP2013) 1511723638810.jpg

I’m one of 3.5 million professional truck drivers on America’s roads working to safely deliver the goods that keep our lives and economy moving, but on my latest trip, my truck is longer and heavier than usual and I couldn’t be prouder. With a 79-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce in tow, I’m the driver who’s been safely traveling across the country to deliver this year’s Christmas tree to the U.S. Capitol.

I’ve been hauling for 49 years through 49 states and am proud to say I’ve traveled 3.5-million accident-free miles. But this is the proudest job I’ve had so far in my career. For over 50 years, a Christmas tree has been put on display at the Capitol each holiday season, and this year, I’ve been proud to be a part of it, along with Whitewood Transport, who was selected from over 500,000 trucking companies in the U.S. to haul the 2017 tree to Washington.

On November 13th, I departed Montana for a two-week adventure to make the 3,460-mile journey from the Kootenai National Forest to our nation’s capital. Day after day, I’ve been rolling across the country, with stops in Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia, where thousands of people have gathered to take part in this annual and festive journey. 

I am grateful and proud of my job. Trucking really moves America. The industry provides one out of every 16 jobs. Some may be surprised to know that 80 percent of our communities in America rely solely on trucking for the delivery of their goods that keeps us running. The trucking industry also makes investments to improve safety and protect the environment, providing billions of dollars to develop the most modern trucks to keep us all safe, which is our highest priority. 

For me, the best part about trucking is being able to see America. As I travel from one corner of our country to another, I have been inspired at how the nation’s Christmas tree is truly “the people’s tree.”

For me, the best part about trucking is being able to see America. Most jobs don’t offer that opportunity. Luckily, on this journey, I’ve had the privilege to provide thousands of people across several states the opportunity to view the beautiful spruce tree before it makes its arrival to Washington. As I travel from one corner of our country to another, I have been inspired at how the nation’s Christmas tree is truly “the people’s tree.” 

As I reach Washington and anticipate the lights that will shine from the grand holiday tree onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, I am reminded of the true value that trucking provides to America as well as the unique and special opportunities it provides. This season, the holiday gifts under the tree, the sweaters on your back and the food on the kitchen table wouldn’t be possible without trucking. I am proud to help deliver the holidays.

On November 13th, i departed Montana for a two-week adventure to make the 3,460-mile journey from the Kootenai national forest to our nation’s capital. | fox news http://fxn.ws/2a7n0h0

 

Sean Hannity – Talented Journalist – Turned Hack

Sean Hannity Talented, Hard Working, Journalist Turned Hack

I used to enjoy listening to Hannity – he was supporting policies I knew this country needed and in contrast to the liberal party lines – it was refreshing to hear someone ‘fight back’ as it seemed to me we needed major pushing back against policies of the last 8 years. My hero he was…

Unfortunately, over time, he turned into a ‘yes man’ and a political hack; and here’s how I found out [shout out to Public Radio]. My friend (rp) recently mentioned to me in passing during some heartfelt back and forth … ‘yea, and that sean hannity sure is fair and balanced huh?’ [Clearly meaning opposite the words he spoke]

Well, I thought about that – a lot – my friend was, of course, being facetious but expressing a genuine opinion.  I did not challenge the point of view [I kind of like him, I thought to myself.] Then I began to listen to Hannity for more than 10 minutes at a time and quickly realized he had evolved into a predictable, unappealing, political thug.

I knew it after I listened today: he and a guest denigrated and spoke so poorly of Donna Brazile – declaring with surety that she was ‘running from what she wrote in her own book’ in an interview with Tucker Carlson. They chopped her and the piece up horribly. To me, they made her sound like she wrote things for headlines to sell the book and then sort of wouldn’t stand by the content.

But it wasn’t so! I went and listened to the interview – several times. They lied [Hannity and his guest]. Hannity just joined right in – yeah, yeah, yeah – how awful … and none of it was true. It was ‘party line work’ without doubt – and it was dirty.

They were doing exactly what I [and millions of others] have become so tired of – CNN, Fox News, NBC, others – they all have a point of view they defend, push, fight for – and none of it is doing ‘The News’.  I am so tired of it!

It’s really bad. Self Important cut outs these talking heads are – in it for greed, fame, position … activists each of them – for their ‘side’ [not for the public]. Shame on them.

And, Hannity is the biggest.

‘Fair and Balanced?’ Not!

 I’m just sayin’… .

I wonder if my friend and I, after he retires, could start a small, impartial, news service and succeed?

 

cameras show child being dragged at school

This video surfaced on the internet showing two teachers, or counselors, or aids – restraining a violent child and carrying him – then dragging him – and that sounds worse than the actual event shown in the video http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/11/24/woman-pulled-off-train-tracks-lc-orig.cnn

So, what do you think?

I see a pile of serious issues here and they are not about these adults being ‘abusive’. I would reprimand them – even fire them for the last part – where he was ‘dragged’ …even if it was on a clean, very slippery floor –  meaning as I saw it – in comparison to some alternatives – that method was probably the most safe and effective – he/she was ‘slid’ those few feet – rather than them carrying or trying to force him or her to walk, etc.

To me, the issues here are the parent(s) and what appears to be a need to review the policy – nationwide. Were these adults following protocol? Policy? What should policy and protocol be? By law?

What are adult overseers to do when a child strikes another? Or a staff member? It restraint appropriate? How much? That is a very, very, very difficult and complex question and answer! And, I don’t pretend to know the correct or right one.

I know this child, and its parent(s) put those workers in an untenable position. I am not blaming the so called victim here – I mean, once any person – adult or child physically hurts another, deliberately – what must an adult do?

I surely don’t know – and I am well experienced and trained. It fully depends on the place and its perspective, local laws, plus state law and regulations – and interpretations of those perspectives, laws, and regulations.

It could be construed to not restrain – [and another is hurt] is negligent! However, on the other hand – not to act and a child (victim or aggressor) gets hurt – action or inaction are equally poor choices. Add your being captured on camera out of context – -and it seems like the proverbial rock and a hard place to me.

Some children come to school or learning programs with unbelievable aggressive and stubborn behaviors [sorry to say …from poor parenting] and they really are not ready to be in social situation with other children or adults. I would not believe how challenged some of these children really are without having seen too many examples first hand. [The mothers statement was very telling].

It’s a growing problem and I’m not sure it is entirely fair to hold ill prepared staff up to life changing scrutiny when all hell breaks loose in these circumstances.

What they did was wrong. No argument from me – but what was the right thing to do is such a circumstance?

I’m Just Askin’ … .

There is a small and powerful group in this country who want the tail to wag the dog…

The world today seems, more than ever, out of control – the drums of evil pounding daily, louder and louder, amplified [even orchestrated] by these abhorrent ‘news’ agencies and [more-so] the powers that be which control them. Here I work to offer a view of common sense and my own unique insight to the truth as I shed light on a few tactics used by the rank and file of those darker powers and principalities. They want to tail to wag the dog…but this country was founded as one nation under God and so it shall remain –  I know how it all comes out … I read The Book(!) 🙂

Hey, I’m just sayin’

Thank You Judge Yeakel! Federal judge strikes down texas abortion ban

All abortions are a terrible loss…this procedure, Thank You Judge Yeakel and God Bless you, makes me need to wretch. It is murder pure and simple – these are little developed children – sucked out of the womb or worse, sometimes in 3rd trimester these bastards do a procedure that literally induces labor – and then kill the baby in the process. God forgive them, some just don’t understand this in their hearts [they don’t want to].

I applaud Judge Lee Yeakel; thank you Judge!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/23/health/texas-abortion-law-struck-down/index.html

(CNN)A federal judge has struck down Texas’ ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

On Wednesday, US District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned Texas Senate Bill 8 — which was passed earlier this year and banned doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions.

"That a woman may make the decision to have an abortion before a fetus may survive outside her womb is solely and exclusively the woman’s decision. The power to make this decision is her right," Yeakel wrote.

In a D&E abortion, a doctor dilates the patient’s cervix before dismembering and removing the fetus. Senate Bill 8 banned doctors from performing such abortions unless they first stopped a fetus’ heart using another method.

Last clinic standing

 

Last clinic standing

A number of abortion providers and women’s health groups, including Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health, challenged the law. Banning the procedure — the most common type of abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy — means women must seek riskier alternatives, they argued.

"The court concludes that requiring a woman to undergo an unwanted, risky, invasive, and experimental procedure in exchange for exercising her right to choose an abortion, substantially burdens that right," Yeakel wrote in Wednesday’s decision.

Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 8 in the spring, and Gov. Greg Abbott signed it into law in June. It was due to go into effect in September, but Yeakel temporarily blocked Texas from enforcement while the law was being challenged in court.

Abortion rights activists fiercely opposed the law — and staged some dramatic protests against it. In March, when lawmakers were considering the bill, women showed up in the Texas Senate in white bonnets and blood-red cloaks, the uniform from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, "The Handmaid’s Tale." In the book, a new ultra-religious American government forces fertile women to carry leaders’ children (and to wear the conservative outfit).

Women dressed as handmaids are protesting anti-abortion bills at the Capitol. #FightBackTX #txlege pic.twitter.com/w5EQfBqNtG

— PPTV (@PPTXVotes) March 20, 2017

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday he will immediately appeal Yeakel’s decision.

"We will defend Senate Bill 8 all the way to the US Supreme Court, if necessary," Paxton said in a statement. "During a five-day trial this month in district court, we created a record unlike any other in exposing the horrors of dismemberment abortions. No just society should tolerate the tearing of living human beings to pieces."

If the case makes it to the Supreme Court, it wouldn’t be the first Texas abortion law to do so. Last year, the high court threw out a Texas abortion access law, which required abortion clinics to have surgical facilities.

CNN’s Tina Burnside contributed to this report.

 

Ellen DeGeneres proves she’s a hypocrite with sexist tweet of herself staring at Katy Perry’s breasts | Fox News

This is disgusting … and why in the world do we stand by and just look the other way.

Sexual Harassment is front page news … every day … so many are hurt and confused…

And then our kids, and adults … see this – what a pig and what a double standard.

So many in the country view her as so cute and normal – and ‘how quaint, and cute that she is a lesbian’ … Cute? That’s part of the problem here – there is nothing cute about the sexual behavior she is engaged in – in front of the world.

Double Standards are out of control in this country.

Here’s the story – its from Fox New [I will give CNN equal time in my postings and references J]:

Ellen DeGeneres has simply displayed herself to be a true hypocrite.

http://fxn.ws/2yZGtZV

I’m Just Sayin’… .

Turning Our Country into a Prison Will Not Stop Terrorists

Turning Our Country into a Prison Will not Help Stop Terrorists.

I am so sorry to say … we cannot stop people from killing people in these horrific ways by spying, even more, on our own citizens. I get goosebumps when I understand that people won’t see that the violence is having an INTENDED effect – we are fast becoming a society without privacy – that boils down to without freedom – and that – is the real enemy here -not the jerk that climbs a tower with a rifle.

Evil powers that be use these attacks and the fear they generate to incrementally take from us our freedoms. Police State is already here – at a moments notice anywhere in the country – anywhere on the continent – anywhere in the world!

Friends… THAT is what ought to scare you – not the nonsense of the talking heads and fake news.

That we need more control, more rules, more intrusions into our everyday lives for our own safety – [!!] – these are  false premises and will lead to a genuine military type state in our country.  Frankly, it already has on some levels.

Our country will be one big prison where no one has any expectation of privacy,  no civil rights because we must protect all the citizens from themselves and each other  … in the name of protecting the country.

It is not true. We cannot stop all the occurrences of attacks on humanity and county; it just cannot be done. People are angry. People are crazy. People are ill. And, the idea to take it out upon innocent people has been written into the collective conscience. It will happen again; and again – and turning our country into a prison will not help.

Some suggest the powers that be even invite these events to further their own agenda of full civil control. IF there is an agenda to control, rule, ‘unite’ under one world order … then perhaps the notion is true – some do welcome the chaos – maybe even encourage or create – to further their agenda. A plot?

I don’t know; but it is happening.

I’m Just Sayin’ … .

Sean Hannity – Talented Journalist Turned Hack

Sean Hannity – Talented Journalist Turned Hack

I used to enjoy listening to Hannity – he was supporting policies I knew

this country needed and in contrast to the liberal party lines – it was

refreshing to hear someone ‘fight back’ as it seemed to me we needed major

pushing back against policies of the last 8 years. My hero he was.

Unfortunately, over time, he turned into a ‘yes man’ and a political hack;

and here’s how I found out [shout out to Public Radio]. My friend (rp)

recently mentioned to me in passing during some heartfelt back and forth …

‘yea, and that sean hannity sure is fair and balanced huh?’ [Clearly meaning

opposite the words he spoke]

Well, I thought about that – a lot – my friend was, of course, being

facetious but expressing a genuine opinion.  I did not challenge the point

of view [I kind of like him, I thought to myself.] Then I began to listen to

Hannity for more than 10 minutes at a time and quickly realized he had

evolved into a predictable, unappealing, political thug.

I knew it after I listened today: he and a guest denigrated and spoke so

poorly of Donna Brazile – declaring with surety that she was ‘running from

what she wrote in her own book’ in an interview with Tucker Carlson. They

chopped her and the piece up horribly. To me, they made her sound like she

wrote things for headlines to sell the book and then sort of wouldn’t stand

by the content.

But it wasn’t so! I went and listened to the interview – several times. They

lied [Hannity and his guest]. Hannity just joined right in – yeah, yeah,

yeah – how awful … and none of it was true. It was ‘party line work’

without doubt – and it was dirty.

They were doing exactly what I [and millions of others] have become so tired

of – CNN, Fox News, NBC, others – they all have a point of view they defend,

push, fight for – and none of it is doing ‘The News’.  I am so tired of it!

It’s really bad. Self Important cut outs these talking heads are – in it for

greed, fame, position … activists each of them – for their ‘side’ [not for

the public]. Shame on them.

And, Hannity is the biggest.

‘Fair and Balanced?’ Not!

I’m just sayin’… .

I wonder if my friend and I, after he retires, could start a small, impartial, news service and succeed?