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Breakfast Scramble (Wednesday)

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A pro-life surge? Could be apparent republican congressional surge wash out baby killing democrats from Congress?  One can only hope. Politico [1] runs a story about potential set back to women, but Jill Stanek [2] has the real story:

While conservatives are already celebrating the “Year of the Republican Woman,” thanks to a record number of GOP female candidates for Congress, Democrats fear the opposite trend: the year of the women’s wipeout.

Three Democratic women first elected to Congress in 1992 – the original “Year of the Woman” – are at risk. Nearly a quarter of the 56 female Democrats in the House are considered vulnerable, including once rising stars like Ann Kirkpatrick [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [3]] of AZ, Betsy Markey [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [4]] of CO and Mary Jo Kilroy [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [5]] of OH….

“This should trouble anyone who believes that a Congress should be truly representative of the people it serves,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [6]]….

Other women who helped build the Democratic majority, including Reps. Gabrielle Giffords [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [7]] of AZ, Suzanne Kosmas [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [8]] of FL, Dina Titus [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [9]] of NV, Kathy Dahlkemper [pro-life Democrat who voted for Obamacare, opposed by pro-life groups [10]] of PA, Betty Sutton [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [11]] of OH, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [12]] of SD and Carol Shea-Porter [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [13]] of NH, are engaged in some of the most competitive races in the country….

But the ousting of a wide swath of [pro-abort] Democratic women Nov.  2 would chip away at a generation of female [pro-abort] politicians inspired by the 1992 election…

Each of the female senators on the chopping block have been history makers: CA’s Barbara Boxer [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [14]]… AR’s Blanche Lincoln [pro-abort, zero rating from National Right to Life [15]]… WA’s Patty Murray [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [16]]… AK’s Lisa Murkowski [pro-abort, member of Republicans for Choice and Republican Majority for Choice [17]]…

But the ultimate casualty for Democratic women would be the ousting of Nancy Pelosi [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [18]] from the speaker’s chair if Republicans win the House….

Under her tenure, women have held key leadership positions – including NY Rep. Louise Slaughter [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [19]] as chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, CT Rep. Rosa DeLauro [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [20]] as co-chairwoman of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and NY Rep. Carolyn Maloney [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [21]] as chairwoman of the Joint Economic Committee. NY Rep. Nydia Velazquez [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [22]] became chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee….

“I think the record speaks for itself,” said CA Rep. Jackie Speier [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [23]]… ticking off the number of women in leadership roles. “She has really placed women in positions of leadership.”…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [24]] said the newer women have Pelosi to thank for their plum committee assignments….

“We try and help each other – mentoring, working on issues together, fundraising…,” said Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) [pro-abort, supported by EMILY’s List [25]]….

Look at like this, liberal women’s loses will be baby’s gains.

A peek at the future of energy,  from George F. Will, Newsweek [26]:

When the first commercial incandescent lightbulb was produced in 1879, 75 percent of U.S. energy demand was supplied by burning wood. In the 1880s, coal surpassed timber; in the 1950s, oil surpassed coal. “Once we started using oil seriously,” Tillerson notes, “it still took 75 years to replace half of coal’s portion” of the energy mix.

What about the “peak oil” theory—that we have passed the point of maximum production? “We are,” he says, “very good at [predicting] demand” but regarding supply “we have blown it every time.” He estimates that the world has used “probably well less than half” the recoverable oil. In fact, he says, “we’ll probably never exhaust the world’s supply” of oil because recovering the last, say, 10 percent would be so costly that alternative energy forms would make economic sense.

Remember corn is for drinking, not driving.   Now driving on algae, would not actually drive up the cost of my food.