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NCAA Men’s Final Four is Set

Posted by Ryan on March 30, 2008

So, how’s your bracket (pdf)?

One of things I’ve learned the hard way over the years is that never before have four #1 seeds ever met together in one season’s Final Four.  In the last eight years I’ve had two brackets where #1 seeds make the Final Four (granted I was very new at the whole thing).  I was told by wise people to never have one’s Final Four be all #1 seeds.  I heeded that wisdom for years and it served me well.

Bit me in the rear-end this year!  UNC and UCLA were a good picks for their region, but Kansas blows it every year so they won’t make it, while Memphis just can’t keep this going, coming from the wimpy Conference USA.  Logical, but picks against my gut:  Memphis looks like an NBA team and Kansas actually seemed like they got their stuff together this season.

Ugh.  UNC, UCLA, Memphis and Kansas are in — all #1 seeds… tailor-made for the newbie who never heard the ancient conventional wisdom and just went with the frontrunners on their way to winning lots of office cash! 

So, my brackets are pretty feeble this year.  My Final Four was UNC v. Georgetown and UCLA v. Texas.  In my office pool this almost means complete elimination from the competition, unless North Carolina wins the whole thing like I hope they do!

AP photo.

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Planned Parenthood’s Fundraising Mess

Posted by Ryan on March 16, 2008

The Advocate, a pro-life student magazine at UCLA, has been making phone calls to Planned Parenthood branches in seven states trying to embarrass and ultimately discredit the organization.  It’s the same tactic used by the ACLU and their ilk in looking for ways to discredit everything they can.  Yet, the lefties don’t like when you use their own tactics against their causes.   

In Idaho, it is legal for one party in a phone call to secretly tape that phone call… and what a recording The Advocate captured!  The Advocate requested to make a donation to Planned Parenthood if the money would only be used to abort African-American babies— logic being that affirmative action would stymie the caller’s own children from getting into a good college.  It’s a completely ridiculous premise, absolutely racist and insulting, yet Autumn Kersey, the Vice-President of Development and Marketing for Idaho’s Planned Parenthood, was actually excited to receive the donation!  

Here’s the unbelievable transcript and story.

The Advocate, like many other pro-life groups, knows that there is a disproportionate number of African-American babies that are aborted each year: some even call it “black genocide” since so many African-American abortions are paid for by the government.  Planned Parenthood, already a horrible disgrace, should be under investigation for these kinds of racist acts.  Who knows if this is an isolate incident?  Maybe they’ll take money from anyone requesting anything, as long as the unborn are the target and their pockets are filled with their 30 pieces of silver.  

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