From an email from SafeAndLegal.com, a site dedicated to showcasing the dangers of abortion:
When 18-year-old Marla Cardamone was killed having an abortion, her mother, Deborah, vowed that she would never let her daughter be forgotten.Â Then, late last year, she approached [Life Dynamics president Mark] Crutcher and asked him to help her show the public the risks women face when they submit to abortions.
Head to the site at your own risk. The autopsy photos aren’t on the front page (you have to click through on a link that says “to see autopsyÂ photos of Marla,” so you know what you’re getting into). I, in sum, wouldn’t recommend looking at them. Nightmare central. In their own words:
Click below to see what she looked like a few hours later at the local coroner’s office. And we warn you, what you are about to witness is not pretty. These images are ugly, disturbing and not appropriate for all audiences. They are also images the “pro-choice” lobby never intended for you to see.
Only one quick comment, because it’s Friday and this is wildly depressing: what’s the legality on this? On posting naked photos of a dead body, clearly without the (dead) woman’s consent?
To make Alex Jones’ gun rant with Piers Morgan even more crazy, just add firearms. Thanks Conan!
Um, it’s a little dusty in here right now. I’m having trouble seeing my computer monitor. But you should probably watch this video. (h/t Wilonsky)
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is calling for state-funded, specialized firearms training for school officials to help to safeguard students against school shootings.
“I’m considering the state putting up funding for extra training, because the training involved with the concealed handgun law license is not sufficient in my judgment to have that person trained for an event involving an active shooter,” he said to members of the conservative Texas Public Policy FoundationÂ in Austin today. Schools would nominate who they want to receive the extra training, and that training would be state-funded.
Earlier this week, an Ohio school board unanimously approved allowing school janitors to carry guns.
You may remember that back in October we asked you to nominate dogs to compete in our cutest pets competition. We received hundreds upon hundreds of entries, and our editors sorted through thousands upon thousands of photos and videos of canines to help determine the 32 contestants in our tournament, which kicks off Monday.
Each dog will go head-to-head against another in an effort to win your votes. You’ll be able to vote once a day for all of your favorites in each matchup. The dogs that receive more votes than their rivals by the end of the first week will advance to the next round. Only one of these pets will be crowned the champion of cuteness and will appear in the pages of D Magazine.
Just come back to our site on Monday to see all the adorable photos and cast your ballot.
In the meanwhile, I’ll periodically be presenting on FrontBurner a few of the dogs that didn’t quite make the cut but whose entries deserve an honorable mention. Above you see Noodles, a 2-year-oldÂ Pembroke Welsh Corgi from Denton.
Speaking of DISD, this NBC 5 story is one of the most insane things I’ve ever seen. They tease the story by saying they talked to Jennifer Sprague exclusively! They promise she’ll explain “the real reason” she stepped down as the district’s communication’s chief. That reason? Sprague says: “Career-wise, Dallas ISD is not the place for me.”
What the what?
First of all, Sprague more than doubled her salary when she moved here from Colorado Springs with Superintendent Mike Miles, who paid her $185,000 without interviewing anyone else for the job. Career-wise, that’s about as awesome as it gets. Career-wise, Jennifer Sprague was sitting in the fabled catbird’s seat. Career-wise, Jennifer Sprague could go to her 20th high school reunion and pretty much rub her job in everyone’s face. Jennifer Sprague’s “real reason” for stepping down shows how bad she is at her job.
My parents frequent a hardware store in upstate New York named Williams Lumber. It has pretty good prices, is locally owned, and gives out free popcorn. Those are my parents’ three biggest requirements of any store, so Williams pretty much crushes it for them.Â OccasionallyÂ while at Williams — this happens with alarming, stalker-like frequency – they see Mark Linn-Baker, who played Larry “Cozzin Larry” Appleton on Perfect StrangersÂ and, since the mid-nineties, creepy dudes on various Law and Order iterations. They smile, exchangeÂ pleasantries, then go home and call their eldest son and tell them they saw Larry from Perfect Strangers can you believe it what are the odds?
Today’s game is Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now, a Perfect Strangers-themed game that implores you to follow your dreams, just like Balki did on his trip from Mypos to Chicago. Soundtrack: Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” Titus Andronicus’ “A More Perfect Union,” St. Vincent’s “The Strangers,” Wale’s “The Friends N Strangers.”
Longtime readers will recall the “Rogers Situation” that so entertained us all back in 2011. The short version: I wanted my daughter to go to pre-K at our local public school. Pre-K in DISD is only for poor kids (excuse me, economically disadvantaged kids). Unless there are extra spots open in the class. In which case, you can pay tuition to send your kid to a DISD school. As you might well imagine, very few parents are game to pay tuition to send their kids to a DISD school. Nonetheless, I was such a parent. The district wasn’t quite sure how to handle the process. Complications ensued. I emailed the district’s spokesman — someone I’ve dealt with over the course of many years, someone I know personally — and expressed my frustration. Things got worked out. My kid got into pre-K. And the Morning News and Dallas Observer reported that my kid took a spot away from a poor kid — which was patently untrue. Even after my kid got into pre-K, there were a ton of spots open across the district, including at my kid’s school.
It is happy news, then, that the district has formalized the tuition thing for un-poor parents who want to send their kids to pre-K. It’ll cost you $3,600 for nine months, or $400 per month. If memory serves, that’s about what we paid. Worth every penny. My daughter is now in the first grade and reads like a maniac. We owe that, in large part, to the foundation we got in DISD’s pre-K program. Here’s the full monty:
Half mile away from Lewisville explosion, felt it go right thru my body. Scary.
– Steve hartzfeld (@shart50) January 11, 2013
– Rachel Rushing (@rachelinlife) January 11, 2013
– B Collins (@cens_) January 11, 2013
— Jim Bob Breazeale (@broncohighway) January 11, 2013
Monte Kiffin is old enough to remember when the Cowboys used to win playoff games.
— John Kincade (@JohnKincade) January 11, 2013
The #Cowboys have hired 72-year-old defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and also announced they’re going back to leather helmets.
— Grant Boone (@grantboone) January 11, 2013
From The Hill, yesterday afternoon:
Another woman named as a possible Transportation secretary by some sources is Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), who left Congress this month after serving 20 years in the Senate and would give Obama a chance to add a Republican to his Cabinet.
Hutchison is a former ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee. She pushed successfully for the passage of more stringent bus safety regulations, including requiring seatbelts and stronger windows, after a string of deadly crashes.
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) January 11, 2013
Spokeswoman says fmr #TX Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison wants a career in the private sector, not a job in the Obama administration.
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) January 11, 2013
So that’s settled until it’s not.
Gas masks FTW.
We’re a couple of weeks into 2013, and I hope you’ve been able to keep on top of your resolutions. Especially if they include the daunting tasks of working out and eating healthier. It’s always interesting how busy the gym gets in the beginning of January, but I’m curious to see how this coming week is going to fare. I’m predicting far more available parking spaces.
If you’re in the mood to laugh, head over to The Texas Theatre tonight, where local booking group Parade of Flesh has brought together Tim Heidecker (The Comedy) and Neil Hamburger (an eccentric character played by Gregg Turkington) for a night of comedic genius. Also along for the ride is DJ Douggpound, who is not only a fitting third addition to the night, but has also somehow revived Devo’s incessant “Whip It” one-hit wonder into a more modernized version, entitled “Pound It.” I’ve never been a fan of Devo, but Douggpound’s take on their style strangely verges on the edge of cool.
Switching gears to a more serious occasion, this year will mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. To honor his lasting legacy, broadcast journalist Charlie Rose is sitting down with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Rory Kennedy (two of Bobby Kennedy’s 11 children) at the Winspear tonight for a discussion of their family legacy in our country’s political history.
Rick Perry is currently running last in a group of Republican candidates interested in the 2016 Presidential race, Public Policy Polling reported yesterday.Â Marco Rubio led the field with 21 percent, followed by Paul Ryan (16 percent), Mike Huckabee (15 percent) Chris Christie and Jeb Bush (14 percent), Rand Paul (5 percent),Â Bobby Jindal (3 percent), and Susana Martinez (2 percent), who, yeah, I had to look up.
Perry had the highest unfavorable rating among the possibleÂ candidates, at 52 percent.Â Democratic frontrunners included Hilary Clinton (57 percent) and Joe Biden (16 percent); Clinton and Biden were the only two to poll in double-digits.
You’ll excuse my use of Google Translate in the above headline, but I think it’s a pretty accurate translation of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Anyway. Le Monde asked Ben Fountain to give those Frenchies a tour of his Dallas, on theÂ occasion of Billy Lynn‘sÂ publication in France. He took them to the Old Monk, the Kessler, and Fair Park, among other places. D Magazine world headquarters makes an appearance in slide eight, which I’m positive is because of this.