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Andrew von Eschenbach: Democrat Contributor

August 15, 2006 | By | No Comments

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Andrew von Eschenbach

acting FDA Commissioner Dr. von Eschenbach is a nice guy. He really, really cares about people. Cares about suffering. Ridding the world of misery. He’s such a contradiction: compassion from a Bush appointee? How, do you wonder, could a guy like this ever be a conservative?

Well…he’s not.

Von Eschenbach and his wife Madelyn gave $1,000 to SHEILA JACKSON LEE FOR CONGRESS in 2000, the 18th in Houston. Alert Texans will know that Missouri City, where von E hails, is a suburb of Houston.

von E is in trouble, as he should be, over his friends and the acid affects of Plan B.

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NOW President Kim Gandy joined

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.)

at a May 12 news conference

criticizing the FDA’s decision to

block easier access to

emergency contraception.

Photo by Lisa BennettJackson Lee is one of the most liberal democrats on the planet, or Texas, whichever is larger, and the von Eschenbach’s love her. Four figure’s worth. SHEILA JACKSON LEE FOR CONGRESS: Abortion, Acid, Amnesty: a Jimmy Carter do-over in a do-rag. (If do-rag is politically incorrect, would somebody please tell Your Business Blogger? Charmaine is out of town.) (But the kids got fed.) (I think.)

So there is little inconsistency in von E’s position on providing powerful drugs over the counter to little girls. von E is in complete agreement with abortion money maker Planned Parenthood. Normally a physician with four kids doesn’t hang (politically) with abortion providers. But von E swings both ways contributing to both political parties. He’s got all the angles covered. A terrific politician. Who serves at the Pleasure of the President and supports abortion Democrats. And Plan B.

Tony Perkins, at the Family Research Council says,

Barr Laboratories is moving toward a compromise with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a “dual track” distribution of the so-called Plan B “emergency contraceptive.” Barr has modified its push for over-the-counter (OTC) sales to females age 16 and over and now will limit sales to females 18 and over.

But Plan B is a powerful PILL. And the Pill requires a doctor’s prescription. Plan B wouldn’t. Perkins continues,

Barr is in the drug business so its position is understandable. What’s not understandable is why acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, a Bush appointee, would go along with Barr’s plan. There are problems with this “compromise”: the health affects of these mega doses of birth control are unknown, and a dual track for distribution is unprecedented and unenforceable. Does anyone think that Planned Parenthood, which distributes Plan B, would conscientiously require prescriptions before giving it to minors?

Don’t count on the wisdom of Planned Parenthood. Even though they get hundreds of millions of your tax dollars.

Tony Perkins reminds us that,

This clearly is inconsistent with the Bush administration’s effort to advance a Culture of Life. We continue to oppose OTC distribution of Plan B–and we oppose the confirmation of Dr. von Eschenbach as FDA Commissioner.

Ronald Reagan suggested that Personnel is Policy. A policy lesson lost on this administration.

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The Army's Marketing Campaign for Placing Women in Combat

August 10, 2006 | By | No Comments

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The Great Seal The World’s Only Super Power wields its power through the arrows of the Armed Services in one hand and in the other hand is the olive branch of…marketing.

The olive branch is traditionally known for peace, but also for known for prosperity. Commerce is usually difficult in times of war. The olive branch these days seems to represent peace as the absence of warfighting, but might also be seen in the marketing in warfighting.

If there is anything we Americans know how to do — is fight wars and sell stuff.

The Army now has a combined arms team of lethal power. Nothing on earth can resist the might of our military co-located with its American Marketing Machine. That is being turned loose on the masses of US lasses to put women in combat.

The marketing message is delivered with smart bomb precision and subtlety. It began with omissions, as when the Air Force Academy took down its huge sign, Bring Me Men. And now is actively selling with clever word changes.

Which is marketing defined. As Mark Twain said about the right word being as powerful as the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

Words count. Army Regulation 600-13, Army Policy for the Assignment of Female Soldiers, Dated March 1992,

…allows women to serve…except those battalion size or smaller units which are assigned a primary mission to engage in direct ground combat or which collocate routinely with units assigned a direct ground combat mission.

It is the intent of Congress, the President and Army Regulation that women are not permitted in ground combat.

But note how the feminists in the armed forces are changing wording to change policy. For example,

The Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) Rifle Squad variant and Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) Weapons Squad variant each deliver 9-person infantry squads to a location from which they will conduct a close assault.

Close assault is ground combat, from which women are excluded. The Alert Reader will notice that the Army calls this fighting machine a 9-person vehicle. Where it should be a 9-MAN infantry squad.

The Army substitutes “person” for “man.” Which is the feminist agenda. Male substitution wherever possible.

The military goes a-marketing.

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Make a Movie or Make a Family?

August 8, 2006 | By | One Comment

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Naomi Watts

The January issue of Vanity Fair features Naomi Watts, the new Fay Wraye in King Kong, on the cover.

After years and years of B roles, Watts has finally “made it.”

And yet.

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Rigg, Kidman, Watts

Credit: American Photo


The article features quotes from her friend and fellow Aussie, Nicole Kidman, who talks about their friendship with another less-famous fellow actress, Rebecca Rigg:

We always say to Rebecca that she is the successful one because she has the successful marriage with the three kids. . .

In our house we call three kids a ‘starter family.’

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The Penta-Posse

But the girls are on to something. Something bigger than themselves.

What are they doing in Hollywood?

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The Feminist's Dilemma

August 7, 2006 | By | No Comments

What’s a Feminist to do?

All of modern marketing makes clear that the modern girl doesn’t need a man…

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Don’t need a man

if you got a can

of Pepsi, Please

All of academia tells the young lasses to burn their bras.

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Professor Diana York, Women’s Studies

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From higher education to edgy advertising the Feminists become empowered. And they can then become combat veterans:

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Lynndie London, the empowered Feminist at Abu Ghraib jail.

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As this Feminist points out, Men? Who needs ’em? I got all I can handle.

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Feminists Law Professors have more. Fun.

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Kudlow & Company; Media Alert Charmaine Discusses the Morning After Pill

July 31, 2006 | By | No Comments

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Kudlow & Company Charmaine will be on Kudlow today talking about the morning after pill. Hit time is 5:50 on CNBC

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Kudlow blogs at Money Politic$. Smart guy.

Mr. Kudlow is seen by millions as the host of the primetime CNBC show “KUDLOW & COMPANY.” Larry is also Economics Commentator for CNBC and is a Contributing Editor, Columnist and Economics Editor for National Review. A nationally syndicated columnist, he is the author of “American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity.” Recently, he was named a Distinguished Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Kudlow was also a member of the Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory Committee.

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Media Alert: MSNBC FDA on Morning After Pill

July 31, 2006 | By | 2 Comments

I will be debating Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress. Today at 2:30 pm EST on MSNBC.

FDA Considers Morning-After Pill Sales, By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer, WASHINGTON

The government is considering allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, but only to women 18 and older. The surprise move Monday revives efforts to widen access to the emergency contraceptive almost a year after it was thought doomed.

The Food and Drug Administration notified manufacturer Barr Laboratories Inc. early Monday that it wanted to meet within seven days to iron out new steps the company must take in its three-year battle to sell the pill, called Plan B, without a prescription to at least some women.

It promises to be a great program.

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Media Alert: Charmaine On MSNBC Debating: FDA on Morning After Pill

July 31, 2006 | By | One Comment

Charmaine will be debating Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress. Today at 2:30 pm EST on MSNBC.

FDA Considers Morning-After Pill Sales, By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer, WASHINGTON

The government is considering allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, but only to women 18 and older. The surprise move Monday revives efforts to widen access to the emergency contraceptive almost a year after it was thought doomed.

The Food and Drug Administration notified manufacturer Barr Laboratories Inc. early Monday that it wanted to meet within seven days to iron out new steps the company must take in its three-year battle to sell the pill, called Plan B, without a prescription to at least some women.

Be sure to watch for a terrific presentation. And let us know what you think!

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Center for Military Readiness on Janet Parshall's America

July 31, 2006 | By | No Comments

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Janet Parshall’s America Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness will be interviewed on Janet Parshall’s America. Today live around 4pm EST. Check local listings.

Elaine will be explaining why the death toll among military women has been so high. And will discuss the seven major consequences that the Defense Department and Congress are inviting by failing to ask questions on how women are co-located with combat units.

Tune in the Salem Radio network for an eye opening debate.

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Girls win — Boys lose: Webster Smith, Coast Guard Academy Cadet Convicted

July 29, 2006 | By | One Comment

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The Guardian,

Your Business Blogger

and Charmaine Disney’s soon-to- be-released movie, The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner, tells the Coast Guard’s story. Semper Paratus

The Coast Guard is Always Ready. But sometimes the Coast Guard must make hard choices. The conflict setup of the The Guardian action-movie is:

When a Coast Guard rescuer has to decide between two people in extreme distress, which one does he choose?

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Webster Smith, Center

with parents

AP Photo The Coast Guard has itself been under distress. The service academies have precise rules as a condition of employment and as the price of admission for the free university education. Among them:

Don’t have sex in the dorms.

If you are looking for a Charlotte Simmons campus, go civilian. The feminists and the academies are battling in the courts arguing over the breaking of rules and rape.

In the recent Webster Smith trial the Coast Guard recently had to choose between,

He said, and,

She said

The Coast Guard picked, “She Said.”

Webster Smith was convicted guilty of indecent assault, extortion, sodomy, failure to obey an order and absent without leave. This is the first student court-marshal in the Coast Guard academy’s 130 year history.

The Free Republic says:

With no DNA or forensic evidence in the case, prosecutors relied on the testimony of Smith’s on-again, off-again girlfriend to carry the rape case. (Emphasis mine.)

She testified that she drank two bottles of wine at a party in Annapolis, Md., last summer and couldn’t remember having sex with Smith.

Smith said that she drank far less that night and that the sex was consensual. He was acquitted on charges stemming from her accusations.

Both were a-boozing. She’s now an officer. He gets six months.

Hell hath no fury like a woman women scorned.

All this started with the girls getting mad. And then getting even.

The time line starts with Webster canoodeling with (at least!) four Coast Guard female cadets. This is against the rules for boys and girls alike. Webster should have gotten gigged or gotten demerits or something; So should the girl(s). But no.

About a year ago, the girlfriends began to find out about each other.

Real sexual assault must be addressed. Monsters who rape must be quarentined from civil society. I’m just not sure Webster is such a monster. Webster Smith is a cad(et) to be punished. But it is not clear that he is a rapist.

The story begins:

Webster “rapes” girlfriend #1.

The next night, after the “rape” of #1, #1 girl goes with Smith to a concert, then she spends the night together with Smith in a hotel room.

They exchange affectionate e-mails.

They have dinner.

#1 gets pregnant. Smith and his mother and #1 girlfriend talk about getting married.

They don’t get married.

Webster Smith is brought up on rape charges and all the other lawless canoodeling activity.

At his trial, girlfriend #2 testifies that she and Smith also had sex. A number of times.

The sex with girlfriend #2 took place in her dorm room. She opened the door and let him in. A number of times.

Girlfriend #2 says all this sex was “unwelcomed.” A number of times.

Girlfriend #2 joins Webster in a series of naked photographs; Paris Hilton special. (The Chronicle of Higher Education has the options, I believe.)

Girlfriend #2 is also now a Coast Guard officer. (It is not known if she is posing… for recruitment posters.)

#2 girlfriend gave testimony about oral sex with Smith. #2 said she had to debase herself with lots of sex, and porno-photography because Smith had a “secret” and would tell on her.

The secret would jeopardize her career.

#2 girlfriend sold sex for silence. To keep her “secret” safe.

Smith is befuddled. He knows of no “secret.” He really doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She implies that Smith does know. Or should know.

(Every married man reading this is nodding: has been there, ignored that.)

Somewhere in all this Webster’s baby is aborted.

Smith must register as a sex offender in Texas and will not graduate from the Coast Guard Academy.

The conflict, the lesson of The Guardian, of whom to choose, whom to believe, is simple.

Always rescue the damsel in distress. And,

What “She Said” is always true.

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Webster’s “rapes” were not as bad as Professor Igor’s 80 “rapes” of a woman. The service academies are looking more like civilian academies all the time.

Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger has the honor of serving as the Vice President for the Center for Military Readiness.

For an outstanding analysis about the service academy rape cases visit countervailing force.

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Marketing Women in Combat

July 28, 2006 | By | No Comments

Federal Law, governing our armed forces, prohibits women in land combat.

But how would one know, from the ads we are bombarded with.

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So, I don’t know, what do you think? Would you go with the pearls, or would they be too much with this . . .?

Or maybe the boyfriend is wearing the jewelry. At home. On the couch.

Holding his manhood cheap.

(From Martha and Charmaine. . .)

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