Sunday, January 29, 2012

Did Bill Clinton Invent Oral Sex As We Know It Today?

Al Gore may claim to have invented the Internet, but now we've got  Bryan Fischer from the  American Family Association  claiming (almost) that Bill Clinton invented oral sex.  Not only that, but he is personally responsible for an alleged increase if  HPV  "neck and head cancer"  in the US caused by , according to Fischer,  oral sex..

See, an entire generation of "young people"  who had never even thought of sex of any kind, decided to take up oral sex as a hobby after hearing about  the Oval Office diversions of Bill Clinton and his devil in a blue dress, Monica Lewinsky.

If Bryan Fischer thinks that teenagers imitate what the president does, then we hope more than we already do that Newt Gingrich isn't elected in November.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Roe Turns 39: Columbus Protests

This now appears in the Columbus Free Press in a slightly different form.

Monday marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v Wade.  While most  local anti-abortion big shots were doing their annual March for Life in Washington with accompanying photo ops, Greater Columbus Right to Life held down the fort here with a 45 minute rally on the steps of the statehouse.with few photo ops.  Except for me, Channel l0 appeared to be the only local media covering the event, but there's nothing on the station's news site.With Occupy Columbus camped out on the corner of S. High and E State, I imagined interesting possibilities, but the occupiers, unlike the Occupy folks in Washington, DC who disruppted a "youth event" held by Brian Kemper, Patrick Mahoney, Lila Rose, and friends, decided to sit this one out.

I've attended several of these January outdoor events in the last few years.  Usually, within 10 minutes my fingers, even in two pairs of gloves are ready to call it off  This year, however, the temperature was in the lower 50s and the crowd knew it . About 175 adults and a couple dozen small children celebrated  as Grove City State Rep.and keynoter Cheryl Grossman (R H23) ran off a list of  abortion-curbing bills that either passed last year or are now in the hopper.  Ohio ProLife  Actoin's  Heartbeat Bill, (HB 125), which aims to ban virtually all abortion in the state, got special props. While Ohio Right to Life and Ohio ProLife Action  duke it out  over turf in the press and in the lobby,  GCRTL and Grossman, gave big hugs to the state organization and the Ohio ProLife Action break-offs. .No seams showing..

Speaker Denise Salyers  a self-defined "victim of  the abortion industry," following the de riguer line of  "abortion harms women"" described with great detail and occasional tears how  her 1984 abortion ruined her life  with drugs, drinks, and suicidel until she was redeemed  by God 24 years later.

The rally, as usual, embodied ecumenical catharsis. The Protestant element of  Parsley-type exurbanites and parents with neatly turned-out daughters in Modest Apparel jumpers   were joined by three nuns  actually dressed like nuns, and a gaggle of deSales High School jocks and cheerleaders.  But this year, adults ran the show. Unlike past January Roe  events, billed as youth events, there was no throng of girls and boys from Fostoria and Marion comparing Planned Parenthood to Hitler and making  euphemistic prayer huddles;.and no middle school  adoptees  at the podium pimping adoption as a cure for abortion.  Strangely, adoption wasn't mentioned at all.

All photographs by the author

Monday, January 23, 2012

Support Occupy Columbus - January 23, 2012

I dropped by the Occupy Columbus compound for a few minutes today on my way to the Columbus Right to Life rally. .  Due to COTA construction of a much-needed bus shelter in front of the Statehouse, (though it will spoil the view) the occupiers have moved to the far south end of the block, (S High and E State) which strikes me as a more strategic location, at least as far as public interaction is concerned. The bus-waiting wallsitters never seemed very  engaged with OC when they were next to the McKinley Memorial. and the bus stop.  The weather was unseasonably warm, the compound looked well organized, and a small library has been added.When I was there three people work staffing the tent or the sidewalk.   While I thought the proximity of the the compound to the CRTL rally had interesting potential Occupy Columbus decided to stay out of it; probably a sound decision, though it could have been fun....

Please consider stocking the Occupy Columbus larder.  I dropped off a jar of cranberry juice and a box of Earl Grey.  They also need need money and PEOPLE.  After the rally I'd planned to hold a sign  while I waited for the bus, but the bus arrived about on minute after I did.

I took a couple pictures which I'm posting here. 

I'll have a short report on the CRTL rally up later today.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ohio Right to Life PAC Primary Endorsements

Ohio Right to Life PAC,  has published its list of endorsements for the March 5, 2012 Ohio primary. . The endorsements are for contested seats only. Since endorsement lists sometimes disappear from webpages after elections, I'm posting the list below for the record. .Incumbents are in italics.

1.  Ohio has been redistricted and some incumbents may currently represent a district other than what they are now running in.

2. Some incumbents may be term limited and are now running for the opposite house.

For more than 15 years, Ohio Right to Life has been  the chief opponent of the restoration of the right of all Ohio adoptees to access their own original birth certificates.   

 Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorsements for the March 6, 2012 Primary Election

Ohio Senate Endorsements

  • Republican State Representative Randy Gardner - Senate District 2
  • Republican State Senator Peggy Lehner (Honor Roll Status) - Senate District 6
  • Republican State Representative Joe Uecker (Honor Roll Status) - Senate District 14
  • Republican Candidate Paul Hall - Senate District 14
  • Republican State Senator Jim Hughes - Senate District 16
  • Republican State Senator Tom Patton - Senate District 24
Ohio House of Representatives Endorsements
  • Republican State Representative Peter Stautberg - House District 27
  • Republican Candidate Mike Wilson - House District 28
  • Republican Candidate Lou Blessing, III - House District 29 
  • Democratic Candidate Terry Tranter - House District 31
  • Democratic Candidate Daniel Troy - House District 60
  • Republican Candidate Randy Law - House District 64
  • Republican Candidate John Becker - House District 65
  • Republican Candidate Doug Green - House District 66
  • Republican Candidate Rick Herron- House District 66
  • Republican Candidate Nick Owens - House District 66
  • Republican State Representative Andrew Brenner - House District 67
  • Republican State Representative Margaret Ruhl - House District 68
  • Republican Candidate Rick Perales - House District 73
  • Republican Candidate Ron Hood - House District 78
  • Republican Candidate Monty Lobb - House District 78
  • Republican State Representative John Adams - House District 85
  • Republican State Representative Jeffrey McClain - House District 87
If you're in House District 78, watch out for Monty Lobb.  A few years ago he was Ken Blackwell's shadowy chief of staff and mini-me.  I wrote about him here: Ohio Christian Alliance: Ohio Asst. Sec. of State Monty Lobb and "Swiftboat" Jerry Corsi to Raise Money for Re-formed Christian Coalition of Ohio.