nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Speaker Pelosi: Health Care Bill "Life Affirming" (w/ abortion funding?)

"Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, particularly important to Italian-Americans. It’s a day where we remember and pray to St. Joseph to benefit the workers of America, and that’s exactly what our health-care bill will do. … they [supporting organizations] wanted us to pass this life-affirming legislation." [emphasis added]

The Speaker is usually scatter-brained (that's what my father called me sometimes; so I know the feeling),  but this is over the top.  Politicians who put on religious garments as it suits them, but in their hearts are secular humanists, like Pelosi, are prone to trooping out sham spirituality in service of political goals.

However, if you saw my analysis of the Senate bill language, I believe that taxpayers will fund abortions.

I don't care if you're for or against the current health care legislation, but don't call abortion-funding "life affirming."  Abortion is an issue on which the country is deeply split, and I grant that both sides operate from a principled position.  But calling abortion life-affirming confirms that the Speaker is More Than One Slice Short Of A Loaf. 

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