Fmr. House Speaker Boehner goes to pot, makes $millions

February 5, 2019

First, a bit of background. Former House Speaker John Boehner, a heavy smoker and rumored alcoholic, known to weep easily and talk about the impoverished family in which he grew up as one of eleven kids. After leaving congress, the Ohio Republican, found a smokin’ deal of a job in 2016 with a hefty salary increase and free cigarettes. He was hired as a director at Reynolds American, the tobacco company that makes his preferred smoke: Camel.

Last year, he sold his soul and those of millions of mostly young Americans, as he’s moved on —- joining the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses marijuana, now going by the less incendiary moniker, “cannabis,” in 11 U.S. states where dispensaries flourish. This move came after he previously noted he was “unalterably opposed” to marijuana legalization then ultimately “evolved.” Money has been known to change unalterable positions. Prostitutes weren’t born into their trade.

Boehner has also become an investment counselor, holding seminars to hawk the enormous opportunities to become wealthy investing in marijuana — er-r —- cannabis. Now he says, “Cannabis is here to stay,” and is hosting the American Cannabis Summit: Countdown to Legalization, touting job creation and new tax revenues. Of potential investors in what he calls a “golden opportunity,” Boehner declares, “They’re dying to get in.”

Being nation of stoners will put us way ahead of what Roman satirist Juvenal derisively described as “bread and circuses,“ as he deplored the declining courage of his fellow citizens after the fall of the once vibrant Roman Empire…and the diversions the ruling class employed to distract the attention of the populace.  “Two things only the people anxiously desire — bread and circuses,” observed Juvenal. The government placated the Roman populace by distributing free beer and food while staging huge spectacles to entertain the once heroic citizens.

After you inhale the dope from Boehner, readMarijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” by author Alex Berenson which opens with a stunning conversation he had with his wife — Dr. Jacqueline Berenson — then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute in New York.  Chances are, you already receive a free issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis in your mailbox each month. If not, do yourself a favor and sign up.

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Dems OK barbaric infanticide, Republicans vote for life

January 31, 2019

Sanity still exists in the Virginia House of Delegates. On Tuesday Virginia Republicans rejected H.B. 2491, known as the Repeal Act, which would have repealed restrictions on late term abortions — even after a mother went into labor. The admission of the bill’s sponsor, Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran, of the ghoulishness of the procedure was the death knell for the bill allowing for aborting human infants minutes from birth.

A House subcommittee voted 5-3 to table the reprehensible proposed legislation. The vote was along party lines, with all of the Democrats voting for infanticide and all of the Republicans voting for life.

Tran is a Buddhist, born in Vietnam shortly after the end of the war. With the devastating loss of life so prevalent and causing her own family to flee to the United States, it would seem she’d have a special affinity for the sanctity of life — even more so as the mother of four children. But leftist politics obscures rational thought.

Todd Gilbert, Virginia’s Republican House Majority Leader, who has been honored as  Legislator of the Year and Defender of Liberty, questioned Tran about the bill during a hearing Monday. He asked Tran if a woman who has physical signs she is about to give birth could request an abortion if a physician alleged the birth could impair her mental health.

“Where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth — she has physical signs that she is about to give birth. Would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified — she’s dilating?” he asked.

“Mr. Chairman, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician and the woman would make at that point,” Tran replied.

 “I understand that,” Gilbert, a former prosecutor, replied. “I’m asking if your bill allows that.”

With not a moment’s hesitation, Tran replied: “My bill would allow that, yes.”

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S2796 into law. The Reproductive Health Act, is a bill permitting abortion through the end of the third trimester. So proud was Cuomo of what he glorified as the “Woman’s Equality Law,” he even made sure the World Trade Center was bathed in celebratory pink lights. What’s not to celebrate about killing your own newborn as he or she takes its first breath?


Biblical plagues afflict Middle East

January 19, 2019

Exodus revisited?

This linked video documents that locusts have invaded the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Another separate video shows raging, torrential floods and oversized hailstorms taking their toll on Middle East residents, washing away passenger-filled cars. Violent winds, destroying buildings, massive trees and toppling large trucks have also hammered the area. Watch all five minutes to see the full extent of the cataclysmic devastation. 

Now the U.K.’s Mirror reports a “biblical” sandstorm has turned Egypt’s capitol city of Cairo, orange. Government officials are warning residents to stay indoors to avoid respiratory problems. The bizarre event, including strong winds and rough seas, has forced the closure of major ports.

So far, as in the biblical account of the ten plagues that afflicted Egypt —- vividly described in the book of Exodus —- the rivers have not yet turned to blood. But an omnipotent voice appears to be speaking from above.


Roe v. Wade: Science now provides the truth

January 18, 2019

March for Life holds its annual gathering in Washington D.C. today. This year’s theme is, “Unique From Day One.”

This informative commentary,Why Science Strengthens the Pro-Life Argument,” by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, is definitely worth your time.

Scientific and medical advances have impacted the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision in ways that could not be envisioned in 1973. Ultrasound wondrously shows fetal development, a beating heart and an undeniable, unique, human life —- even allowing parents to know the sex of their preborn child. Familial DNA, telling our generational story, is affixed from conception.

Agents of depriving life to preborn humans are celebrating the legal ability to destroy it. A breakfast event, held at the San Diego Hilton Resort and Spa advertises itself as the “46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Breakfast Celebration.” It’s hosted by a group known by the dubious moniker, “Coalition for Reproductive Justice.”  The question of whether it’s just to murder the defenseless within what should be the safest place on earth —- their mother’s womb —- is of no consequence to the celebrants who sell event tables for up to $2500. The San Diego “celebration” is one among many across the country.

Undeniably, life begins at conception. Medical advances now allow successful surgeries to be performed on preborn babies, providing incontrovertible evidence that life begins long before birth and what abortion proponents describe as a ‘clump of cells” is actually a growing baby whose life matters.

Web MD provides this spectacular slide show titled, “Fetal development month by month,” detailing a baby’s growth from conception to birth.


Court rules pregnant moms’ drug use not child abuse

December 29, 2018

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in its collective wisdom, reversed the decision of a lower court and has ruled that women who use illegal drugs while pregnant can’t be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children, under the state’s child protection law.

Why, you might ask?

In the 16-page opinion, issued Friday, in which the mother is anonymously referred to by initials, the court’s majority determined the law’s definition of a child doesn’t include fetuses or unborn children —- opining victims of perpetrators must be children —- “a person under 18 years of age” —- just not too far under that interpretation.

A 1997 statute specifically exempts pregnant women and abortion providers from facing charges in the death of a pre-born baby.

Two justices who dissented waffled, saying what should matter is when the injury manifests itself, and that can be after the child is born.

This case involves a newborn girl who was hospitalized for 19 days last year undergoing treatment for drug addiction that caused severe withdrawal symptoms. Her mother resumed drug use after being released from jail two weeks before the baby was born in January 2017. At the time of birth, she tested positive for opiates, marijuana and benzodiazepines.

The mother’s lawyer, David S. Cohen, called the high court’s decision a victory for public health and the rights of women and children. His client does not have custody of the child. Though not surprising, the Pennsylvania branch of the far left American Civil Liberties Union also holds the opinion that women should not face criminal charges for using illicit drugs while pregnant saying it stigmatizes them and makes them fearful.

In Pennsylvania, pre-born children are not fortunate enough to legally count, although they are able to have life saving, in utero surgery performed on their tiny living bodies.

Five of the seven Justices are Democrats.


Chelsea Clinton: Abortion empowers women

August 18, 2018

Ardent abortion supporter Chelsea Clinton is of the opinion that the killing of pre-born human babies is not only a right that must be upheld, but is also an asset to our nation’s economy.

Chelsea was the featured speaker at the New York ‘Rise Up For Roe’ pro-abortion event, scheduled for numerous cities — Phoenix is calendared for Sunday — and specifically produced to advocate against the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Displaying her genetic ability to glibly manufacture “facts” to fit the liberal agenda, the mother of two and daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, came up with some slick economic sleight of hand.

She is quoted as saying:

“It is not a disconnected fact that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. The net, new entrance of women — that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.

So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue. Of course, I would hope that they would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices, but, if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully, some of these other arguments that you’ve expressed so beautifully, will be.”

Liberal senators desire payback for their inability to get Obama’s lame-duck Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland seated, despite assistance from Republicrat Obama toady Jeff Flake, who escorted the Democrat to meet with senators who vote on federal judicial nominations.

Reliable contraception is inexpensive and widely available. The reprehensible slaughter of pre-born babies (video of abortion counselors’ sales pitches) is neither empowerment, representative of a dignified choice, nor a boost to the nation’s economy —- regardless of how supporters of the abortion industry attempt to package it.


Is this a rational McQuestion?

July 14, 2018

AZ Republic reporters engage in foolishness, misuse of English language

Our Friday post was titled, “AZ Republic engages in more liberal lunacy.” We have to admit our timing was off with that posting. The same day online edition of the newspaper, which we missed, headlines this inane question:

“It has been one year since Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer was discovered. What’s next?” The sub-header reads, “Observers unsure on McCain prognosis, his return to D.C.

The accompanying article, calling the July 2017 dire diagnosis “a mysterious — and complicated — milestone,” required the combined efforts of two reporters.

A separate report marking the year the Republic irrationally and repeatedly refers to as a “milestone,” details Cindy McCain expressing gratitude to her husband’s caregivers. He has not been seen in public since last December.

The term milestone marks an achievement. Having Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons give the life-altering diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, is a ridiculous misuse of the word. McCain, who will be 82 in August, has been diagnosed with the same horrendous disease that took the lives of his friend Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden’s son, Beau.

SRAZ’s policy has advanced to not including direct links to items in the failing disseminator of foolishness. But our readers are a knowledgeable group, continually demonstrating common sense with cogent comments. For that reason, we’re giving you the opportunity to answer the question. “What’s next?”