Quote of the Week 6/5/08

     All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily (and) adeptly disperse the notion that  his mind is a virtual vauum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of this land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will adorned by a downright moron  ~ H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Sun, 1920


Get Olympia out of the Abortion Business

Below is a listing of the salaries for some of the top employees of Washington’s largest chain of abortion centers — Planned Parentood — and the Cedar River Clinic. Remember your tax dollars go to pay the salaries of these people, which essentially makes them sub-contractors for the state. 
Wow. Look at those numbers. Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Planned Parenthood of Western Washington

R. Campbell McIntyre — VP, Med. Affairs — $243,626
Lucile K. Arendt — VP, Ext Affairs — $148,565
Carole Williams — VP, HR — $129,615
Stephen McCallister — VP, IT — $119,615
Anna Kaminski** — Asst. Med. Dir — $118,063
Christine Charbonneau — CEO — $259,418
Michael Romo — COO — $206,185
Mary Grinnell — CFO — $170,705

(**a.k.a. The papaya abortionist.)

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington

Anna Franks — CEO — $127,000
Karl Eastlund — COO — $ 92,700
Sarah Cate — Med. Dir. (killer) — $101,420
Elizabeth Bianchi — Killer/Part Time — $ 97,905
(NOTE: This is for just 12 hours a week!)
Shirley Mauch — Physician/FT — $ 61,010

Planned Parenthood of Spokane

Penny M. Palmer — MD/FT — $144,102
Elizabeth Bianchi — Killer (PT) — $102,290
(NOTE: Same woman as part time for Central Wa. Hours for Spokane not listed)

Cedar River Clinic

Dr. Robert L. Kothenbeutel — $327,390
Dr. Charlie Browne — $156,050

Beverly Whipple (for reference): — $71,346

NOTE: All salaries include benefit plan contributions, not just salary total compensation.

Bad at Science. Great at Math.

Giving new meaning to the word brazen, Planned Parenthood has spent the most recent legislative session lobbying for even more money for the state’s largest chain of abortion centers.
It’s not enough that Planned Parenthood affiliates across Washington already receive close to $15 million from state and federal tax moneys. Nor is it enough that Planned Parenthood of Western Washington (PPWW) makes a profit of $9 million in contraceptive sales each year. And let’s ignore the fact that all Washington Planned Parenthood branches have seen their revenues soar and coffers swell in recent years under the state’s Take Charge program. (In 2002 Planned Parenthood of Western Washington was listed as the fourth richest Planned Parenthood in the entire nation.) Continue reading

Mexican Tractorcade

130,000 farmers protest in Mexico against NAFTA


Thousands of farmers marched through the streets of Mexico City to express their opposition to the agricultural section of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Protesters also burned a tractor in front of the Monument to the Revolution, and also demanded the dismissal of Alberto Cardenas, the head of Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food in Mexico.

I wonder what Ron Simms would have thought of that. Continue reading

March for Life — Washington DC

flyingnunmaryemanuel-75.jpgI’m off to the March for Life in Washington, DC . I’m going with my friend Debbie who is going to give her testimony on the steps of the Supreme Court. I’m so honored to be going with her.

There’ll be coverage of the March on EWTN. CSPAN usually covers the March as well.

I’m also going to try and get to the Bloggers for Life conference on the morning of the 22nd. I don’t know about the afternoon. If you are going to be there, I’d like to meet you!

Please pray for our safe travel to and from DC.

Pro-Life Stalwart Passes Baton to New Generation

Dear Friends of Life,

Kathy McEntee, founder and president, March for Life of Washington, died this afternoon (Jan.12) around 3 PM. After suffering a massive stroke, she never regained consciousness. They removed life support after tests showed all brain activity had ceased.

Please remember her and her husband, Dick, their children, grandchildren, and extended family in your prayers.

Please also pray that her efforts for the cause of life will continue, and hopefully soon they will achieve the success for which Kathy and so many others like her, have strived for years to achieve, with little support, often facing ridicule and hardship for their efforts. But she, no doubt, would say that it was worth it, for the cause of God’s little ones.

I believe she received quite a welcome home today:

“Well done, good and faithful servant!”

Rest in peace, Kathy. You’ve earned it, dear!