George Weigel says that the real winner in the last election was…
The Woodstock-er Flower Power, Free Love-Hippy-Hypocrites are having children and presidents of their own.
Love Hypocrites? Yep.
If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with!
Sex sells as nothing else. But only sex. Nothing else.
Your Business Blogger(R) was at a local high school sporting event in the stands next to another doting dad who truly cares about his daughter. (Note: this story is essentially true; some details have been changed for obvious reasons.)
I know about the daughter. A lot. Too much.
Charmaine and I regularly monitor The (teenaged) Dreamer’s and the Dude’s Facebook friends. And saw pictures of someone else’s daughter that would not get her hired in any company I advise.
I gently suggest to the Dad that Facebook is a good source to learn if teenage daughters are well, “active.”
He says. “I don’t want to know.” I am perplexed.
He smiles, “They are just going to do it anyway.”
He didn’t want to know about his daughter’s (potential) amorous adventurous.
But he might get concerned…
If he learned that she might be smoking.
And without a doubt, if her football friends were drinking and driving.
Sex: OK anytime.
Smoking: BAD anytime.
Drinking: BAD while driving.
Woodstock-ers don’t mind if their daughter’s are sexually active, as long as they really care about their health: no smoking and don’t drive while drunk.
(I’m still waiting for the public school system Safe Smoking Class; the Safe Drinking Class.)
The contraceptive pill known as Plan B soon will be made available without prescription to minors without parental consent . . .
A federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to make the Plan B morning-after birth control pill available without prescription to women as young as 17….
The agency has 30 days to comply with the order, in which the judge also urged the agency to consider removing all restrictions on over-the-counter sales of Plan B. The drug consists of two pills that prevent conception if taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse…
Not until 2006 did the F.D.A. rule, saying that the drug could be sold without a prescription only to women over 18. In order to enforce the age restriction, the agency also ordered that Plan B be stocked behind pharmacy counters, in contrast to other over-the-counter contraceptives like condoms.
Americans United for Life Condemns Ruling Increasing Minors’ Access to Dangerous Plan B
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York unilaterally determined in Tummino v. Torti that 17 year old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B or so-called “emergency contraception.” In doing so, the court overruled a previous decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring that minors first obtain a valid prescription for the potentially dangerous drug.
The Obama Administration is widely expected to welcome the ruling and not pursue a meaningful appeal in the case.
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life said, “Given legitimate concerns about the safety of self-medicating with Plan B, it is incomprehensible that we would allow a minor to walk into any pharmacy and obtain this drug without medical oversight or parental involvement.”
Charmaine and Jonah at National Review both had speaking gigs at major schools.
Q: Who Knew?
A: No one.
Charmaine lecturing on campus
I drove the wife and The Dreamer, The Dude, The Diva, The Dancer, and Baby Boo* down to Mr. Jefferson’s University so Charmaine could speak on women in leadership at Darden, UVa’s business school. The first thing we see are well-armed police.
Uniformed dark blue. Unsmiling.
I ask the sergeant about his job and the small gaggle of 150 women, “Crowd control?”
He looks me over. I’m holding a four-year old’s hand: I am not a threat.
I am the conservative.
The cop’s face moves a millimeter into what passes for a smile. His head shakes a millimeter into what passes for no.
His eyes return to the assembly. He’s looking for trouble.
I speak to one of the organizers about the number of attendees, the marketing of the event…the security. (Your Business Blogger(R) cares about such things; teaching Business at the Northern Virginia Community College. Where James Carville also taught.)
The event planner whispers, “We didn’t publicize the event…we weren’t sure who would come…”
Even though Charmaine spent ten years at UVA, earned her Ph.D. and taught (Politics and the Family) the organizers were fearful. Charmaine, a woman and a conservative who worked for Huckabee, Pro-Life, now a president and CEO of a law firm, might cause two horrors on the Campus Grounds:
In a fashion, conservative Jonah has been lucky too. His speaking event at Emory was not publicized on the school website. He was not assaulted. He was ignored.
When he would rather have had a riot, I guess. (We guys like to think like this…)
A riot of ideas, please. But conservatives cannot get real “balance” in the academic setting. Goldberg writes,
It’s particularly odd because the majority of the time I speak on a college campus — even when debating a liberal — I’m told that I’m the first conservative they’ve had there for a while and that I was brought in for “balance.”
You’d think if that were the case, the various administrations would at least want some credit for providing equal time.
Even though, even a brief perusal of almost any college or university’s events calendar will quickly show that they could have the entire masthead of National Review speak month after month and it still wouldn’t equal balance…but the idea that simply inviting one or two objectively conservative speakers every couple years provides ideological balance is just absurd.
The joke is even bigger when you discover as I have at numerous schools that many professors tell their students they shouldn’t go hear conservative speakers.
Jonah Goldberg gets this right: students should get both sides of any debate.
That would be, well, Fair and Balanced…
* Alert Readers know our five children are also known as the Penta-Posse.
In the Yoest household kitchen Answer: She’s not married to Todd Palin.
On CNN yesterday Charmaine reinforced the point that women can succeed in any position at any level, if she has a deep support system. Beyond the government safety net.
The best support system is to marry a guy who will embrace the family mission, the family business. A husband who is not distracted by interns at 2am.
And will lift up his wife when her time comes…
And I’m not just talking pregnancy.
About half of all women who enter into a Ph.D. program do not finish. When Charmaine was working on her disertation at the University of Virginia, Your Business Blogger(R), MBA, and Charmaine’s parents, Mom, Ph.D; Dad, Ph.D; Brother, Ph.D. and Penta-Posse gathered together and strategized on the path to make sure that Charmaine was in the half that got ‘hooded.’
The extended family decided to invest in Charmaine.
Money was key but not the entire issue. Wisdom and logistical support were the real needs of house hold and five little ones.
Extended family and a hubby who will sacrifice for the family mission is the solution to whatever success the family, the mother, the mission will achieve.
Todd Palin is my kind of guy. Like me, he married way over his head and is not afraid to let the world know.
We are both married to CEO’s who advance the family mission. Our extended families have made sacrifices and investments to advance very talented women, very talented wives.
If more feminists had devoted husbands, maybe they’d enjoy more success. As well as the other benefits of marital bliss (re Five Children…).
And this is the real reason the liberals hate Sarah Palin. She is normal.
Thank you (foot)notes:
Fish on a bicycle by Ray Troll Feminist icon Gloria Steinem can be blamed for a lot problems these days in verbiage and communication in the battle of men vs women.
“In your note on my new and happy marital partnership with David Bale, you credit me with the witticism A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. In fact, Irina Dunn, a distinguished Australian educator, journalist and politician, coined the phrase back in 1970 when she was a student at the University of Sydney.”
Credit should go to Irina Dunn, graffiti artist and Australian Senator from the Nuclear Disarmament Party.
By tapping the anti-abortion and pro-gun Alaska governor just ahead of his convention, which is set to start here Monday, McCain hasn’t just won approval from a skeptical Republican base – he’s ignited a wave of elation and emotion that has led some grass-roots activists to weep with joy.
Serious questions remain about McCain’s pick – exactly how much he knows about her and her positions, past and present, on key issues. But for the worker bee core of the party that is essential to any Republican victory, there are no doubts.
“I woke up and my e-mail was just going crazy,” said Charmaine Yoest, head of the legislative arm of Americans United for Life and a former top official in Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign. “And then when it was announced – it was like you couldn’t breathe.”
Republican officials think that Mr McCain has solved that problem with the Palin pick. And they are cheered even more by the belief that it is the evangelical Christians who are most electrified – the same people who did so well by Mr Bush in 2000 and 2004.
Charmaine Yoest, a former top aide to presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee and a leading voice among conservative Republican women said the reaction to Mrs Palin has been beyond ecstatic. “I woke up and my e-mail was just going crazy,” she said here in St Paul. “And then when it was announced – it was like you couldn’t breathe.”
Yoest told LifeNews.com that McCain’s and Palin’s actions and words point to the key differences between them and their pro-abortion rivals Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
“The Republican ticket stands in stark contrast to the stridently pro-abortion ticket put forth by the Democratic party,” she said. “You can be sure the vice presidential selections will have far-reaching ramifications in this race.”
Obama came under fire for appearing to back a potential decision by his daughters to seek an abortion saying he wouldn’t “punish” them with a baby.
Mexico City, Mexico (LifeNews.com) — The decision by the highest court in Mexico to uphold the law allowing abortions up to 12 weeks into pregnancy is drawing sharp criticism from leading pro-life groups. The Mexico Supreme Court voted 8-3 this past week to uphold a federal district law allowing abortions and paying for them at taxpayer expense through the government health care program.
Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life tells LifeNews.com that the ruling ignores the negative impact of abortion on women and is a devastating step toward abortion on demand for other Latin American nations.
Yoest’s organization was one of the American pro-life groups to file an amicus brief with the Mexico Supreme Court in the case that could have ramifications throughout the region.
“We are dismayed the Mexican Supreme Court would ignore the overwhelming evidence that abortion hurts women. Upholding this law demonstrates a total lack of concern for the health and welfare of Mexican women,” she said.
Chicago, Illinois — Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., a well-known pro-family leader, author, and media commentator, takes the helm of Americans United for Life (AUL) as president and chief executive officer on August 11, 2008.
Robert Harvey, Chairman of the AUL Board of Directors said, “Dr. Yoest’s experience in pro-life issues, in political strategy, and in organizational communications make her the ideal person to lead the team at AUL in taking on challenges and capitalizing on opportunities in the present legal and political climate.”
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 Gonzales decision upholding the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act marked the beginning of a new era in the battle over life issues. In short, the decision dramatically opened up new doors for protecting life through the law.
In striking contrast, the U.S. Congress and five states this year considered Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) legislation, which would wipe away virtually every law on abortion nationwide, allowing abortion-on-demand in all nine months of pregnancy for any reason, without any restrictions.
“It is a great honor to join AUL, an organization with a remarkable reputation for excellence and achievement,” said Yoest. “AUL has been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade, and AUL-authored legislation is in place all around the country, saving lives every day.”
Yoest added, “I look forward to exciting days ahead, building on this rich legacy and working to increase the legal protection of human lives.”
Most recently, Yoest served as vice-president of communications at the Family Research Council, one of the largest pro-family public policy organizations in the country.
Her political experience spans working in the Reagan White House to serving as a Senior Advisor to the 2008 Huckabee for President Campaign.
A regular political commentator, Dr. Yoest has appeared on all of the major networks and cable outlets. In print, she is quoted regularly and has been published widely. She is also the author of Mother in the Middle (HarperCollins), an examination of work/family and childcare policy.
Yoest holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She lives with her husband, Jack, and their five children in the Washington, D.C. area.
Dr. Yoest succeeds Clarke D. Forsythe, Esq., a 22-year AUL veteran who served as interim president and who will continue in senior leadership of the organization.
About Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which every human being is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’s Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.
Where do Obama and McCain stand on abortion and ‘live birth’ abortion?
Candidate……..Sonogram of baby……Picture of baby
Pro-Life ………………….Live ……………….Live
Pro-Choice ……………..Die ………………..Live
McCain …………………..Live ……………….Live
Obama …………………..Die ………………..Die
The Obama Abortion Live-Birth Matrix
Obama is the full-service abortion candidate.
Abortion from conception to birth
Abortion at partial birth
Abortion after birth
Obama aggressively demands that some babies born alive be left to die. Obama does not support any Born Alive Infant Legislation. Amanda B. Carpenter writes in Human Events, Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL where Obama spoke out against the legislation similar to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act,
Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) portrays himself as a thoughtful Democrat who carefully considers both sides of controversial issues, but his radical stance on abortion puts him further left on that issue than even NARAL Pro-Choice America.
In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. That same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush. Only 15 members of the U.S. House opposed it, and it passed the Senate unanimously on a voice vote.
Both the Illinois and the federal bill sought equal treatment for babies who survived premature inducement for the purpose of abortion and wanted babies who were born prematurely and given live-saving medical attention.
Here is what Obama has said about abortion and judges he would appoint,
Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, it’s never been more important to protect a woman’s right to choose. Last year, the Supreme Court decided by a vote of 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, and in doing so undermined an important principle of Roe v. Wade: that we must always protect women’s health.
With one more vacancy on the Supreme Court, we could be looking at a majority hostile to a women’s fundamental right to choose for the first time since Roe v. Wade. The next president may be asked to nominate that Supreme Court justice. That is what is at stake in this election.
Throughout my career, I’ve been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
When South Dakota passed a law banning all abortions in a direct effort to have Roe overruled, I was the only candidate for President to raise money to help the citizens of South Dakota repeal that law.
When anti-choice protesters blocked the opening of an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic in a community where affordable health care is in short supply, I was the only candidate for President who spoke out against it. And I will continue to defend this right by passing the Freedom of Choice Act as president.”
Obama is not the candidate of change.
Charmaine says, “It’s all about women’s perceived power — the power a woman has over her fate, her future, her convenience.”
The mother-feminist even wants control of life and death: The ultimate power.
The power-hungry feminist does not choose life for her baby. The pro-choice, abortion-option movement is the desire to have the power of life and death.”
Obama believes that feminist power over the baby is more important than the life of the baby.
Obama claims to support a woman’s health, but what he is demanding is the woman’s power over life and death.
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Your Business Blogger(R) has a degree in Education and was pressured by the National Education Association (NEA) to join the union years ago.
“The NEA is great when you get sued,” said the (very large) union rep.
I declined to teach and went into a less violent business: The Army.
The NEA is having their convention in Your Nation’s Capital next week. On July 2nd Pro-Life Educators and Students (PLEAS) will be conducting a rally at the Washington Convention Center from 10:00am and 2:00pm.
This press conference would have my attention even if I didn’t have 5 kids in the public schools or if Charmaine wasn’t speaking.
If Charmaine is speaking, you’ll want to listen. And this time we own the mic.
Charmaine is pictured above elbowing aside pro-abortion NOW President Kim Gandy at a open press conference in 2005. This is the only Women in Combat of which conservatives would approve.
PLEAS Coordinator Bob Pawson says, “Pro-Life teachers, school employees, parents, and students are invited to come pray and peacefully picket…Hillary Clinton and/or Barack Obama will surely address NEA’s 9,000 Delegates, as they did last year.”
Pro-Life teachers are concerned that their teacher union dues support and promote abortion and political candidates who tolerate the holocaust of the unborn.
Pawson explains, “Late-term abortionist George Tiller spoke at NEA headquarters for the [pro-abortion] Feminist Majority Foundation’s Leadership Conference in March 2008.” Watch the YouTube video here. Warning: graphic pictures of dead children.
No pro-life speakers or political candidates are supported by the NEA.
NEA union President, Reg Weaver is backing Obama; “every public school employee needs to get squarely behind the Obama candidacy.”
“The National Education Association supports…the right to reproductive freedom” — the abortion code-words.
The “NEA supports the …Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision which now permits abortion on demand through nine months of pregnancy. The NEA is silent on the Dred Scott decision which also codified the ownership of one human being by another. The Dred Scott slave owner is the Roe v Wade feminist.
UPDATE: Press Conference at the Family Research Council building at 9:30 to 10:15am, then on to the presser at the Convention Center at 10:30am.