Half of all pregnancies…

From some recent statistics on abortion:

Nearly half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. Since 1973, the number of abortions by African American women has totaled more than twelve million. In some localities, including Mississippi, Louisiana, Maryland, and Georgia, more than half of all abortions are performed on black women.

That’s heart-breakingly sad. Half…

Making under $250,000?

Quoting from a piece in the American Thinker

Senator Obama’s two tax promises: to limit tax increases to only those making over $250,000 a year, and to not raise taxes on 95% of “working Americans,” intrigued me. As a hard-working small business owner, over the past ten years I’ve earned from $50,000 to $100,000 per year. If Senator Obama is shooting straight with us, under his presidency I could look forward to paying no additional Federal taxes — I might even get a break — and as I struggle to support a family and pay for two boys in college, a reliable tax freeze is nearly as welcome as further tax cuts.

Jim Geraghty also makes the point that if Obama allows President Bush’s tax cuts to expire, that’s an effective tax increase for most middle-class families.

I’ve asked several people at work. All of us makes well under $250,000, but even the Obama supporters don’t actually expect to pay less in taxes under Obama’s plan. I certainly don’t. Something doesn’t add up.

But that's not what bipartisan means…

From an ABC story on the election, comes a quote from the Speaker of the House.

But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan,” said Pelosi.

Somebody had better get her a dictionary. A bigger majority means more bipartisanship? What? Bipartisanship is more of a willingness to work together rather than having a super-majority to rule by fiat. She’s been so emphatic about accusing President Bush of unilateralism, that statement screams of the pot talking to the kettle.

Fun With Percentages

According to Ogden on Politics

According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).

So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!

That doesn’t pass the laugh test.

Nobel Prizes and Basic Math

Over at The Corner, Yuval Levin makes a comment about the 64 Nobel Prize-winning scientists support for Barak Obama:

In their letter of endorsement, the Nobel laureates list among their reasons for supporting Obama “stagnant or declining federal support” for science under the Bush administration (in fact funding for the NIH is up 41%, for the NSF is up 45%, and for overall federal scientific R&D is up 56% in the Bush years)

I need to research those numbers. If true, that’s a stunning mistake by the campaign and those oh-so-intelligent Nobel Laureates.