Under the Fedora: Boston Gosnell & Doctors

The topic of the day is the Boston Marathon Massacre.

When I started writing this we didn’t know who had done this.

With the level of camera and smart phones it was highly unlikely that the placement of the bombing wouldn’t have been caught on camera, When it comes down to it we actually found out who did this pretty quick.

Things continue to be happening fast, the best thing we can do right now is:

  1. If there is anything we know or can do to help contact authorities & do so
  2. If we can’t be of help to the authorities then stay the hell out of their way

As for the Chris Matthews, Alex Jones and Michael Moore and Jansing & Co and NPR who have all made allusions to nonsense without evidence I’d like to say I’m surprised, but I don’t think I should be lying to you.

Instapundit linked to a piece in the NY Post from last year by Gabriel Malor about the media trying to blame the right seven times in the last 3 years

The media’s habitual blaming of the political right is endemic and incurable. Media figures sincerely believe the right wing is violent, so naturally assume that violent people must be right-wing. This won’t be the last time they make that mistake.

Sooner or later a person on the right is actually going to do something like this and when it happens the left will never let us forget it. It will be the exception that proves the rule, that’s why they’re called Exceptions.

 

The Senate Campaigns Democrat & Republican have been suspended in the wake of the Bombing of Boston but oddly enough the Senate Campaign of Gabriel Gomez was almost permanently suspended.

Gomez ran the Boston Marathon finishing before the bombs went off but not by much

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez is reflecting on yesterday’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, giving thanks for the safety of his family and staff and offering condolences for the injured and deceased

Think for a second if he had chosen to wade into the crowd and shake a few hands near the finish line we might be reading about the dead or maimed GOP candidate for senate.

Life and death can be a very arbitrary thing.

 

Speaking of life and death there was an awful lot of death going on in Philly at the practice of Kermit Gosnell but the mainstream media didn’t really care.

NBC-10 Philadelphia reported that, Stephen Massof, a former Gosnell worker, “described how he snipped the spinal cords of babies, calling it, ‘literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.” One former worker, Adrienne Moton, testified that Gosnell taught her his “snipping” technique to use on infants born alive.

Massof, who, like other witnesses, has himself pleaded guilty to serious crimes, testifiedIt would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place.”

The media was dragged screaming and kicking to the story:

The grisly details drew mainly local attention. But after an online furor that the case was being ignored by the national news media because of troubling accounts of late-term abortions, reporters from major newspapers and television networks descended Monday on the Court of Common Pleas

James Tarento at the WSJ was amazed

What an amazing headline that is. The editors of the New York Times declare that they’re covering the trial under protest, yielding their news judgment to an angry online mob. It’s probably the most honest thing they’ve ever published.

I’m not, the MSM absolutely hates the Gosnell story but they certainly don’t want to BE the story.

On the bright side for the MSM thanks to the Boston Bombing they now have an excuse to put something else on the front page.

What a difference a couple of weeks make, a few weeks ago the gun control debate was all about how nothing was going to happen, then last week it was all about how suddenly it had all the momentum and this week suddenly the Same Senators who won a vote to advance the bill as saying it’s doomed.

The MSM would like to continue their full court press for gun control that has been going on since Newtown after all it keeps the press away from the economy but just as the Boston bombing gave the press a reason to keep Gosnell off the front page it also prevents them from keeping gun control ON the front page.

Pressure cooker control, well that’s a different debate.

 

 

This was tax week and I got my taxes in Friday. I still do them myself, it’s a bit of a pain in the neck but it saves me at least hundreds and when money is tight that counts. I still send in Paper copies on my federal return but on the state version due to current laws and the nature of my return I’m required to file them online.

I generally don’t have a lot good to say about the Massachusetts tax system but I have to say their free online filing system is one of the most user friendly programs I’ve ever used.

It’s nice when state government does something right.

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There are all kinds of tricks you find when money is tight, here is one story out of DC:

 

The Panel Crasher lost his job at a nonprofit organization at the end of March when a federal grant that was funding his position expired. He suspects it might have been hacked off because of the mandatory budget cuts that went into effect because of sequestration.

After losing his job, the Panel Crasher says he started joking with his friends about how to fill his time between now and the fall, when he enters grad school. Finding a full-time job for just a few months seemed unlikely. But with the loss of income, he needed to figure out how to feed himself, and remembered all the lunch events he attended.

“I said, ‘Oh, I won’t have to worry about feeding myself because I can go to all these panels around town’,

He goes on to critique the various meals.

This really gets me A person who had a job that at a “non-profit” that was funded by taxpayers loses his job and then when the government won’t pay for his food (except for the unemployment check and foodstamps if the person qualifies) decides to find organizations that have free lunches for eats, the critiques the food if it isn’t good enough.

Now THAT’s what I call the entitlement culture.

A while back I did a piece on The Good Wife and liberal propaganda, we saw another example of this from this week’s episode trying to turn Anonymous into heroes.

The problem with noticing this stuff is that once you learn to see it you see it everywhere. The trick is to make sure you aren’t creating it in your mind.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar but you general y aren’t going to lose if you bet on media bias.

I’ve been following the Doctor Who 50th anniversary stuff with great interest. So far the only former Doctor who has been confirmed is the 10th Doctor David Tennant

I understand that historically the Doctor Who staff wants to keep details secret but if you have none of the living doctors (Doctors 4-8) then it’s not a 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, it’s the 9th anniversary of the new series.

Additionally everyone EXPECTS the past doctors to be in the show, it wouldn’t be a huge spoiler if the team announced they would be there and if they are not including them what’s the point?

I’d really appreciate it if they didn’t yank us around.

 

Finally on Friday while Boston was locked down I took my wife to the Golden Geese Quit shop up in Concord NH, I don’t like the idea of being locked down on principle, especially by a terrorist but forget that for a second, there is always a big story to cover, an internet discussion to have or something so important that you just have to say something, but in the end you only have one wife and so much time in a life to spend with her.

There are a lot of people who recommend investments, but the investment of a half day with the wife or husband, even if it’s shopping for fabric or at a Doctor Who convention, is the best investment you can make in your life

See you all next week.