Weekend Placeholder

Just so you people don’t get too whiny (**coff** mh42 **coff**), here’s a temporary post until the resident crazy person finds something topical to discuss or I can find a suitably interesting picture of squack being squack-like.

Let me help you out. — Ham

Good Coffee

In my unending effort to improve the lives of you people, I offer some wisdom concerning coffee and the making thereof. We know there are those among us who drink “instant coffee”, a darkish liquid that resembles actual coffee only in temperature and color. Others drink Folgers or Maxwell House or another canned coffee that also resembles coffee in appearance, but tastes like something that was rinsed off a soiled track shoe.

There are only 5 or 6 fundamentals to brewing a good cup of coffee. Even if they are not exactly met, the coffee will be good, if not excellent. Mastery of these fundamentals will produce an elixir that rivals the spirits of malted barley produced in the Greater Hebrides for its complexity, taste, and purity of essence.

Wednesday Open Comments

Well, in California it’s abortion for all, by all.

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.

The measure by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would let those medical professionals perform what are known as aspiration abortions during the first trimester. The method involves inserting a tube and using suction to terminate a pregnancy.

That is, if by “terminate a pregnancy” you mean “ripping a developing baby apart limb from limb”.

I think that HotAir has just the right amount of snarkiness when discussing this topic:

Remember, of course, that this is all about women’s health.
While the legislature is at it, why not allow midwives to do liposuction, too? After all, a liposuction only removes fat, not a “clump of cells,” as some would have it, and that fat doesn’t get removed from an internal organ susceptible to perforation. Liposuction gets pricy for the working class, so it’s not really fair that only a doctor can suction fat out of a body. Yet in 2011, California was identified as one of the five toughest states for regulating outpatient cosmetic surgery centers

Lila Rose, quoted in the HotAir article, makes some good points, too:

In what other realm of business does this bizarre standard pass muster? Do you let a butcher build your house because you ‘deserve access to’ a carpenter? Do you let a nurse do your bypass surgery because you ‘deserve access to’ a cardiologist? Nowhere else does ‘we really need it, therefore let unqualified people do it’ make sense – and the mentality doesn’t make sense here, either. In fact, it’s downright dangerous.

In the wake of Kermit Gosnell, in whose abortion facility a woman died from an untrained staff member’s mistake, it’s unthinkable for lawmakers in California to push a law like this. How many more times will my home state carry water for this unregulated industry which makes its money off of the vulnerable moments of women and by murdering pre-born children?

If this doesn’t expose the “women’s health” argument for prolific abortion “services,” I don’t know what will.