Letter: EMILY’s List ads hide group’s abortion mission

By Craig Stephans

The Daily Advance

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I appreciate The Daily Advance notifying its readers of the commitment by the abortion advocacy group EMILY’s List to spend $3 million to persuade voters that the group cares about the education of children. EMILY’s List’s mission is to “elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.” They have one thing in mind: free abortions, administered anytime and anywhere.

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Read for yourself...

then compare to Mr. Stephens' letter. Spin, baby, spin.

http://www.emilyslist.org/pages/entry/what-we-do

Then make your online donation to fight his attacks on North Carolina women;)

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

I don't know who

I don't know who Force 12 is, but I'd like to have dinner with him. Same for this mysterious "Professor Bob." Unlike all of you,(and like Bud Wright), I grew up here. Now, mind, I don't think that gives me any more say in things than you lot have -- nor any less. The Rev. Stephens is either seriously uninformed about Emily's List or he is so focused on one issue that he is intentionally misrepresenting it's goals (N.B.: I'm being kind here).

I think dinner is a great idea.

Melanie, I think you and Bud Wright could make it a cozy dinner for two since you're both Elizabeth City natives. I recommend either before or after one of your Elizabeth City Freethinkers meetings. You could discuss whether or not to invite Force 12, although he's not a native and might detract somewhat from the ambiance of the occasion. Please give us a full report on how it goes. Respectfully submitted, Bill Lehmann

Oooooo, Gooody!

Watch kids! This the part where that mean old Mr. Lehmann tries to pet the bear cub.

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

No kids,

this is really the part where that witty, cute Prof. Bob Thorne tries to make up a story about Mr. Lehmann petting a bear cub. Don't be fooled children. Not respectfully submitted nor silent either. Bill Lehmann

You're doin...

pretty well for a one-handed writer;) I was beginning to think you had lost your sense of humor along with that respect. Glad you came back.

It's more the visual that I'm after here.

So, what have you heard about the Cabbage Patch? Apparently all or most of the oldest neighborhoods have these nicknames.

Professor Bob must be enjoying this.

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

Of course you and I both know

you're enjoying it Prof. Bob. I first heard about the Cabbage Patch long ago, nothing negative, just how it got it's name. Prof., I guess you could say I'm writing this with one half my brain tied behind my back and typing it with one hand tied behind my back as well. Unlike the great Professor I was unable to hone my writing and critical thinking skills at ECSU. Neither do I hold advanced degrees which might give me an unearned sense of intellectual superiority as well self promoted sense of quick wit.

Well, don't hold back...

on my account. Please, unleash the inner you and let the games begin!

SO, they wouldn't let you in there, right? Still mad about that, I guess? And at your age, too! Otherwise you could, with a bit more work, almost attain the great heights of personal and professional achievement that I have reached. But, then, that pesky Peter Principle...;))).

Cute condescension regarding our local university and the value of it's product, as well as your assumptions of myself. You and yer buds just might try supporting the school for a change, to change it. Use your influence to raise the bar. Considering the level of commitment that you've demonstrated to other parts of our community, I'm surprised that you choose to overlook possibly it's greatest resource. The University and our community would benefit most from citizen support instead of disdain and mockery. Try being a partner instead of destroying it. I think that you know what it means to the citizens and to the local economy, at least, based on your extensive experience here. I had hoped that you, as one our leaders, could think bigger thoughts. I may have to lump you in with Mr. Gilbert now.

Oh, and considering your appointment to the NC Military Affairs Commission, you might work with your friends to figure out how to create and incentivize veterans' education through our university. A great big pipeline filled with vets, and disabled vets in particular, would do a great good for vets, the university, and this entire community. Turn this into the school for vets, for pete's sake. No Gilbert pun intended, even though the irony would totally scream;) I suspect that you may find a lot of federal money attached to this right now.

Maybe you think this idea is far fetched? Consider the immediate availability of excess Coast Guard housing on Halstead Boulevard just waiting for vet students - right down the street from the campus. Some could quickly be converted to handicap-ready housing, or build new stuff in the open areas. Duh. Keep paying the Coast Guard to maintain it - they have been doing it anyway and you'd generate a few more jobs in the process. Fill it up and add a handicap shuttle - there's another two jobs. That's a military base, right? And don't you advise the governor regarding military bases in NC? Excited yet?

Then connect the Albemarle Hospital with the VA - also a DUH, to expand vet medical services and grow the hospital, while providing specialty services to disabled veteran students. Heck the Coast Guard needs reasons to exist here so expand their clinic and pharmacy to handle vets' medical services too! Oh, my god! My hair just caught fire. I've got to stop before I steal all of your thunder! You could stand this up in six months, dude. This is about using excess local capacity and potential.

What you can't do here initially can be leveraged by our proximity to Tidewater - as our Dear Leader would remind you.

Who is Professor Bob? I'm really beginning to like him a great deal.

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

Dr. Bob,

if you're so damn smart, why don't you run for political office? I'm willing to arrange a meeting of you and some of the movers and shakers who might be able to make some of the ideas you mentioned above become reality. If you want to talk about it over coffee, I'm in the book. I'll buy. Bill Lehmann

Mr. Stephens, and Mr. Lehmann,

Emily's List is what you get when you declare political war on women, or one-half of the population to look at this another way.

So, Mr. Stephens, and Mr. Lehmann, what's yer big reveal here? Emily's list makes no hidden claims about their political pupose. Women's rights. Simple. Mr. Stephens, I would remind you that you were the loudest local advocate of the transvaginal probe. A very anti-women's rights point of view, if I do say so. Luckily the Constitution agreed with those of us that disagreed with you. Oh, by the way. Did wiggling your wand improve your picture quality?

Now American women are organizing to claim their rights through the voting booth. A right that they also had to win the hard way over the patronizing objections of fellows such as yourself and Mr. Lehmann.

Don't you think that it's time to listen to 161 million American's that have a different opinion? After you've heard them, you might try respecting them.

Oh, and Emily's List is no one-trick pony - they support the entire spectrum of women's issues, and all of them are the ones that republicans disagree with.

I do appreciate that you've reminded me about this excellent organization. I've just made my on-line donation. SHWEET!

I'd just like to close with a quote about Katniss Everdeen, from The Hunger Games, "She is preparing to fight." Now apply this to the American women and add, "You won't like her when she's mad."

Now, just maybe you understand Emily's List.

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

Oh goodness gracious!

"Now American women are organizing to claim their rights through the voting booth. A right that they also had to win the hard way over the patronizing objections of fellows such as yourself and Mr. Lehmann". Seriously, you characterizing people as patronizing would be amusing if it wasn't so hypocritical. You cannot have a conversation here without being patronizing, it seems. What gives with that? Can you not discuss ideas without all this juvenile blather?

Farce 12, Not Silent,

the only one who ever understands anything is you, oh great one. You give new meaning to effete intellectual snobs. Professor Bob, I'd like to request a lecture on leadership for your next pontification. How about good old fashioned ethics, integrity, morals, courage, etc. as they apply to our political and academic leaders? I'm sure you'd love to bloviate about that. Maybe you can team up with Bud Wright and have it published in the Daily Advance for all of Hooterville to see. Respectfully submitted, but not buying it.

Thank you, Mr. Lehmann,

for recognizing my magnificence! Bloviation is an artform not for the faint of heart.

Emily's List exists BECAUSE, well, YOU. Or don't you understand this?

Your reference to "Hooterville" is revealing. Just illustrates my point about odious patronizing fellows that are generating women's political action groups like Emily's List.

Oh, this reminds me to send another donation. Thanks!

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

(still waiting for newspaper to remove "Not Silent" from my postings, although I'm beginning to grow fond of it.)

Professor Bob,

you should realize by now that Hooterville is a term used by Coasties as well as others as a term of endearment, just like Lizard City. I've only lived here since '77 and don't intend to move now although I could probably live just about anywhere. Emily's List exists BECAUSE, well, YOU. ???? Now I ask you Professor, what kind of a sentence is this. Keep those donations going Farce 12. I'm sure it makes you feel better. That's real cute blaming the newspaper for Not Silent, but then that's what you do. Respectfully submitted and Not Silent either.

Professor Bob,

you should realize by now that Hooterville is a term used by the Coasties as well as others as a term of endearment, just like Lizard City. I've only lived here since '77 and don't intend to move now, although I could probably live just about anywhere. Emily's List exists BECAUSE, well, YOU. ???? Now I ask you Professor, what kind of a sentence is this? Keep those donations going Farce 12. I'm sure it makes you feel better. That's real cute blaming the newspaper for Not Silent, but then that's what you do. Respectfully submitted and Not Silent either.

Well, I've never heard our fair city...

called "Lizard City," or "Hooterville," but then I haven't lived here quite as long as yourself. I do know about the neighborhood nicknames, like Dog Patch, and the Cabbage Patch, where I live. Does your neighborhood have a nickname? I'm curious. Still, calling anyplace "Hooterville" these days bears an enormous sexist connotation. Thank you for explaining this. I was concerned by the appearance of an enormous lack of self-awareness.

I never suggested that you should live somewhere else. Don't plant ideas;)

I rather enjoyed the strained construction of that sentence. Apparently it worked.

Oh, the "Not Silent" thing is real. I embarrassed myself over this with Freespeaker, I think, and had to back down and apologize when Mr. Heimer explained where it was happening. I can't see this myself unless I try to reply to my own posting, which I never did before Mr. Heimer pointed it out. The paper's IT folks have had this for action since then with no resolution to date.

Who is "Professor Bob?" He must be pretty smart, being a professor and all. Just sayin'.

Just sent in my third donation today. Are you sure you're not secretly working for Emily's List? You've certainly added this voter to their donor rolls. If we keep going I could have a controlling interest before the end of the week.

Oh, I would be honored to write alongside Mr. Wright. He is an honorable man who writes from his heart. I respect that a great deal, even when I disagree. We are blessed to have him here with us in Lizard City.

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

Professor Bob,

if you've never heard of Hooterville or Lizard City, you ought to get out of the Cabbage Patch or Dog Patch more often. Have you ever heard of Walkallovia? It's another Coastie term. By the way, I'm not buying the Cabbage Patch story for one minute, so good luck with that. Neither respectfully submitted nor silent, Bill Lehmann.

Well, see, there ya go makin ...

assumptions. Seems that I've been out of the Cabbage Patch more than you've been out of "Lizard City" considering you've been here since the middle of the last century and I didn't arrive until this one.

Oh, the Cabbage Patch is real - this is a local knowledge thing that I never heard until I moved here. My friend Bill Winslow, now deceased, but a confirmed multi-generational local, often spoke about this. He was born and raised in the house across the street from his final residence. In the Cabbage Patch. So, call me a liar if you wish. But will you apologize when you've confirmed it for yourself? Not likely, but I'll ask from time to time, okay?

Nope, also never heard "walkallovia" unless that's a reference to the former Wachovia Bank. Coasties have a lot of names for Elizabeth City. Many unprintable and usually ending in a hole of some sort. Hence the pushback by Coasties themselves when the city attempted to name itself a "Coast Guard City" some time ago, like Grand Haven, MI. The Coast Guard was merely tolerated from 1936, but not fully embraced by the city until the last fifteen years or so. Mr. Fred Fearing, now also deceased, sometimes remarked on this to me. You have heard of the "Rose Buddies," haven't you? You see, I do listen to people.

I'm sorry that you've lost your respect. I don't really think it's lost. Misplaced perhaps. But not lost.

Respectfully Submitted,

Force 12

PS: Who the heck is Professor Bob?

Just wondering

Why aren't leftist big money groups vilified by the left????????? Why are laftist big money groups given a pass by the right????????

Farce 12, Not Silent,

the only one who ever understands anything is you, oh great one. You give new meaning to effete intellectual snobs. Professor Bob, I'd like to request a lecture on leadership for your next pontification. How about good old fashioned ethics, integrity, morals, courage, etc. as they apply to our political and academic leaders? I'm sure you'd love to bloviate about that. Maybe you can team up with Bud Wright and have it published in the Daily Advance for all of Hooterville to see. Respectfully submitted, but not buying it.

Right on,

Mr. Stephans

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