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Every Picture Tells A Story (Especially Pictures Of Preborn Children)

G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:23 AM
Whitebeard, I’m not sure if your post was an honest expression of your feeling or not, so I have to take it at face value. I share your disgust for abortion. I agree every abortion is the murder of an unborn child. However, not everyone gets it yet. While the momentum seems to be on our side – those claiming to be pro-life is on the rise – there are still many undecideds out there. I’m not sure how the disgusting & vile image you create in suggesting that mothers be forced to eat their aborted children helps anyone. It just allows the other side to paint us as unreasonable, unthinking, barbaric, idiots. You won’t win anyone to our side that way, but you’ll drive many away.
katepatate Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 11:28 PM
Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:46 PM
Chi Chaz: I don't like it, either.
G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:00 PM
I hear you, and again, agree with much of what you say. I just hate sinking down to their level.
Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 12:50 PM
Chi Chaz: What I posted is akin to Beck's Pee Pee Obama. Here's how: it is "the other side" - that is, the murderers - who are "unreasonable, unthinking, barbaric, idiots." Time to be just as gross as they are. Time to let them know we won't be "polite" any more. I suppose Beck's Pee Pee Obama will "drive many away," but I also suppose it will force many to acknowledge their hypocrisy vis a vis the first Amendment. Just a blob of cells, you say; just some protein? Ok. Eat it.

There is something existential about sitting around the den during the holidays and watching home videos from when the children were young, dad was thin, and mom was trying to hold it all together amid the craziness.

In those moments, watching while sister holds hot chocolate, brother holds a glass of tea, and dad sips coffee, comments fly—like “look how dirty Tommy’s face was” and “Sally must have done her own hair that day” and “Mom still looks as young as she did then.”

Perhaps grandpa appears in the video for a second and silence falls over the room, for...