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Updated on January 16, 2015 at 7:07 PM

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Re: “Bill to hamper telemedicine abortions passes committee

>>Sponsors of the bill see it as a precaution.

Let me tell you another more effective precaution, complete sex education in all public schools.

Posted by eLwood on 01/29/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “The Wednesday open line and daily video

You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

In case you missed it, her speech in Iowa this week was not well received on the right. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York called it a “long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech” and National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke said she slipped into self-parody. And there’s more. The Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, for example, contacted several conservative bloggers who were once Palin fans, but have since moved on.

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Posted by eLwood on 01/29/2015 at 1:24 AM

Re: “The Wednesday open line and daily video

thanks for link to Brummett jim. Best line:

"The Good Mike, Bad Mike of occasional Arkansas gubernatorial progressivism is now Bad Mike, Worse Mike. The charmer of 2008 is hearing crickets in 2015."

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Posted by eLwood on 01/28/2015 at 9:32 PM

Re: “The Wednesday open line and daily video

Walmart announces layoffs at company headquarters"


" These decisions are never easy, and we are committed to doing the right thing for those affected." read: stores in the area need checkout and stocking 'associates.'

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Posted by eLwood on 01/28/2015 at 9:09 PM

Re: “The charge of the Lee brigade on change in Lee/King holiday law; bill defeated

Lee supported the evil system of slavery and begrudgingly let go of his inherited 70 slaves as his late father-in-law's will mandated.

"There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil. It is idle to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it is a greater evil to the white than to the colored race. While my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more deeply engaged for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, physically, and socially. The painful discipline they are undergoing is necessary for their further instruction as a race, and will prepare them, I hope, for better things. How long their servitude may be necessary is known and ordered by a merciful Providence. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild and melting influences of Christianity than from the storm and tempest of fiery controversy. This influence, though slow, is sure. The doctrines
and miracles of our Saviour have required nearly two thousand years to convert but a small portion of the human race, and even among Christian nations what gross errors still exist! While we see the course of the final abolition of human slavery is still onward, and give it the aid of our prayers, let us leave the progress as well as the results in the hands of Him who, chooses to work by slow influences, and with whom a thousand years are but as a single day. ...."
--Robert E. Lee in letter to President Franklin Pierce, Dec 27, 1856

Just in case you thought that current day Southern legislator was the first to say blacks were better off here in slavery than in the wilds of Africa. Here, they're the white man's burden as guided by "Providence."

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Posted by eLwood on 01/28/2015 at 6:11 PM

Re: “The charge of the Lee brigade on change in Lee/King holiday law; bill defeated

Interesting outlier as we move away from the topic at hand. But, noticeable because Native Americans and Old Confederacy plantation owners both became, effectively, wards of the federal government. One deserved it for loss of native lands, the latter by way of welfare payments to their farms erroneously call "crop subsidies."

Natives are recouping quite handsomely with unfettered casinos while plantation owners are struggling in a rightward turn of Republican-libertarian politics to hang onto their welfare payments.

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Posted by eLwood on 01/28/2015 at 5:59 PM

Re: “The charge of the Lee brigade on change in Lee/King holiday law; bill defeated

>>War of Northern Aggression

Well, well, NY Citykitty learns some lingo. Who first fired on Fort Sumter and confiscated federal lands?

The issue of the War of Rebellion was slavery, plain and simple. If you cannot fathom this simply read the slave states' declarations of secession.

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Posted by eLwood on 01/28/2015 at 5:24 PM

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