But, But What About The Children? – The Liberal Distraction

By Janice Barlow Which children are at risk? SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS have become the norm in our country. Hearing about children who are not home at 2 a.m., or are missing for weeks or months because they have run away from home is common. Sons join gangs. Daughters go and live with much older men, often before they have reached adulthood. The cycle did not just suddenly start with their generation, but is usually handed down from their mothers who often neglected them, and/or their totally missing dads. The Democrats…

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Getting on the Protest Bandwagon…Lives are at Stake

By Janice Barlow THIS MORNING, news of another school shooting hit the headlines, this time in Baltimore, Maryland. Fortunately, the school resource officer was on hand to gun down the student shooter, but not before two students were injured in the event. A nationwide walkout by students occurred last week, as many of them wanted to vent their frustration and fears on the lack of school safety, and a misguided desire to ban guns. Others just were happy to have any excuse not to be in class. The same old…

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Is There But One Senator to Blame in DC?

By Janice Barlow There is so much anger, so much bitterness, rage, and an underlying feeling of helplessness and frustration with the current administration and Congress. No doubt, it is true that much has gone awry. Many promises have been broken and it’s certain that many more will be. Everyone is pointing fingers, arguing, and wanting heads to roll. I am on board with some of that and have been for some time. How does a man like Mitch McConnell remain in a position of leadership for so long and…

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“At Least He’s Not”…is the Big Compromise in Republican Elections

By Janice Barlow Compromise has been the number one descriptive word surrounding the Republican Party in since the GOP Convention last July. Principles, values, morals, the Constitution, and even the wisdom of candidates in the political arena were compromised in exchange for winning at all costs. Donald Trump won the presidency in spite of his philandering, adultery, cussing, arrogance, relentless lies, trashing of the other candidates and extreme stupidity regarding what the presidency entailed. And in response, all his supporters can continue to offer up is, “At least he’s not…

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How Obama’s Giant Ball of Twine Got Trumped in the Budget Contest

By Janice Barlow On my way back from an appointment today, I cringed, but put Rush Limbaugh on the radio as nothing else was on. I wanted to see what he was addressing in his latest ratings grabbing excuse while trying to justify the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Yes, Rush, we know Hillary Clinton is a liberal, a liar, and has a uranium problem. Yes, we know Barack Obama was a huge deficit spending, big government pushing progressive socialist enabler in the form of welfare programs and government controlled…

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Planned Parenthood: Why is it Still Funded? Ask the Republicans

By Janice Barlow In the realm of politics, morality, religion, and the human framework of LIFE, the very heart of who we are, of being, of substance, of GOD, should haunt all who believe in something beyond ourselves when we confront death. Once again, death is in the forefront of those who choose not to sweep it under the carpet in the form of funding Planned Parenthood. “Oh crap!” you think or say aloud, “There she goes again. Why can’t she just shut up about it? You can’t legislate morality!” Blah, blah, blah.…

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Situational Ethics and the Hypocrisy of Judgment in the Last Election

By Janice Barlow We are faced with choices every day. We hear all the time that we should not judge; it is up to God to judge. That’s not the case. It’s up to God to impose judgment, but we discern many times daily. We should, however, not change how we feel about something based on the situation. That is called “situational ethics, “ and it turns us into people who have no solid core values or beliefs. We have become a nation of moral relativists. Some examples will illustrate…

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Planned Parenthood Claims GOP Senators Are Blocking Access To Women’s Health Care

Code Pink activists stage protest on behalf of Planned Parenthood at US Capitol

by Richard Cameron An advertisement sponsored by the local affiliate of Planned Parenthood in Arizona, recently caught my attention – not because it is unusual for them to advertise, but for the dishonesty in the claim the voice over made. It was that GOP Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) and his party are attempting to “block” women from receiving services from Planned Parenthood. The “blocking” terminology is a leftover from Planned Parenthood’s initial push against the House version of the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill, specifically the bill titled the “No Taxpayer…

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Not Accepting, Forgetting and Moving On From the 2016 Presidential Campaign

By Janice Barlow “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these – “it might have been”” – John Greenleaf Whittier No memories are so short or stilted in the minds of Americans as political ones. We put up a big curtain between ‘the end that the means attempted to justify‘ so that we can carry on with our lives and not let any guilt sway our patriotism. For most of us. But for many, we simply cannot accept what happened a little over a year ago,…

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Is Planned Parenthood Funded, or is it Gone Now? A Simple Explanation to Allay Confusion

Photo: Courtesy St. George, Utah News By Janice Barlow PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING EXPLANATION There is some confusion as to whether Planned Parenthood is defunded in the $1.1 Trillion massive spending bill which passed in April. No. It is fully funded. Where it is defunded is in the House portion of the “repeal” of the AHCA. But only the Medicaid part is has passed through the House for defunding – the part that covers free abortions. This is not passed legislation. It needs to go to the Senate. Title X in…

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