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  • And they denounce this half-born pacifism, that they themselves have created, as being some kind of monster.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Worse, they suggest that with just a little sprinkling of violence - here and there, nothing much - this truncated, neutered, half-born activism can come alive.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • They brought him to a hospital in the center of Brcko, a city along the Sava that ties a narrow knot in the center of the bow-tie halves of the half-born Republika Srpska.

    A LEGACY OF WAR • by Kurt Rice

  • Stabbing half-born babies in the head enhances motherhood?

    Extremist Pro-Abort Feminist on Partial Birth Abortion and Motherhood

  • What's ironic about that post is that while the vast majority of Catholics despise pedophilia and child abuse, and want all the thugs and perverts gone from the midsts of the Church and condemn this unequivocally, the feminists think stabbing the head of a half-born baby and sucking out his brains and KILLING him is morally allowable and should be legal regardless of the situation!

    Feminists should get off their moral high horse

  • It did not strike them as ironic in the least that they denounce kids getting savagely beaten upby clerics, while supporting the legality of a procedure which involves stabbing a half-born late-term baby in the head and sucking his brains out.

    Canadian Feminist Comments on Partial Birth Abortion-- Denies There Is a Debate on Abortion

  • She had only got the calf partway out when a pack of wolves attacked, snarling and ripping at the poor half-born calf, splattering blood on the thin snow.

    Telegraph Days

  • But, this half-born apprehension spoken out, she fell righteously foul of herself: her reason, her common sense, that part of her which had waged a life-long war with the fantastic, the incorporeal, rose in arms.

    Ultima Thule

  • That is to say in our precarious present, we appear to be mimicking some private and imagined projection of ourselves, some half-born ego.

    Crack-Up

  • I don't recall, in her version, those three inches of smarmy apologies, in direct quotes, nor the clacketty-clicking galoshes (the actual Shawn, I'm told, wears rubbers, but galoshes are what Wolfe's "Shawn" should and therefore did wear) nor the dramatic ripping the half-born manuscript out of the typewriter by Pecksniff-Caligari-Shawn (which, to be tedious, seems to me wildly out of character).

    Tom Wolfe Issue

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