February 7, 2010

The Tebow Commercial: This is What All the Griping and Whining Was About?

Let's review: The Pam & Tim Tebow in Focus On The Family Commercial was, if you had the sort of insect soul that put credence in such things, supposed to be some sort of knife in the gut of a woman's "right to choose." The 30-second-spot was played up to be the most heinous, knuckle dragging chunk of pure Conservative propaganda ever to be foisted on a gullible American public. It was proclaimed to be something that could return all American women to the age of coat-hangers and back-alley abortionists.

Well, here it is. Judge for yourself...

...and now, judge the critics of this ad for yourself.

Speaking just for myself, of course, it seems to me that what most threatened the hordes of transcultural cretins in their hatefest was the simple decency of the ad and the two people in it. The ad gives us a glimpse into a real where decent people make hard choices and it turns into something wonderful. It seems that there are among us those to whom real decency is the light that reveals not only the good among us, but the twisted dark nature of the realm in which the shameless among us dwell. Those that cannot see this for what it really is are seeing instead some dead darkness they've allowed to dwell inside them. I pity them.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 7, 2010 7:41 PM
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I'm sorry, but those people live and thrive on pity. They need to be scourged and shunned, not pitied.

Posted by: rascalfair at February 7, 2010 8:26 PM

I have to do this: Watched the game missed the ad. But I want to kill the nearest thing when I hear the name Tebow. If you watch ESPN, if you have sports news anywhere near you when college football is in full swing, you know that Tim Tebow is the NCAA media's Barack Obama. He can do no wrong. He shits on the lawn and it is prophecy. I am nauseated by the mention of his name, and the indulgent self-aggrandizing of which he can't sop being guilty makes me wish someone much, much less sickening was responsible for that otherwise perfectly pleasant advertisement.

Posted by: Andy at February 7, 2010 8:41 PM


Now is the time to pile on, and never let be forgotten the pompous bloviating that has consumed the leftosphere for the last two weeks. Clips of the Hags of Hate need to aired hourly in perpetuity, interspersed with the Tebow vid, above the crawl "This is what all the griping and whining was about?" Tattooing "I'm a subhuman hate-vortex" just above their 0 symbols would be a good idea, too.

Projecting pitifulness is or should be no defense against the death penalty. They were not only wrong, they were vicious, and normal people been lettin this shit float for too, too long. The mutants populating the urbs are a direct result of encouraging this insanity in the name of understanding.

Scourged and shunned indeed. And note that I don't give one shit for football, which I regard as the art and science of a bunch of big dumb guys knocking each other down. Even the glorification of pro football, however, doesn't reach the depths of imbecility displayed by the merest acolyte of abortion in the name of "Womens' Health."

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 7, 2010 8:58 PM

I don't know much about Tebow, but the shitstorm that's been swirling around about his ad has been little short of astounding. As someone whose mother was given a similar choice, under circumstances arguably as difficult, I find it sickening that so many are freaked out about the intended message. How is it anti-choice to stand up and say "I chose life, and I'm so glad I did?"

Harpies, the lot of them. But I do pity them, because I can't even imagine what kind of world they perceive this to be. It must already be a hellish place.

Posted by: Julie at February 7, 2010 9:39 PM


In truth the world these ragebombs inhabit might be construed to be Hell itself. You can pity them because you, lady that you are, are obviously a better person than they have any intention of being. Make no mistake, their only wish is to drag you down there with them.

I fear your pity is misplaced, simply because it is manifest that these creatures would murder you in your sleep if it would help them to feel good about themselves for another few minutes. The moral of the world face a true dilemma as the time comes to face the horrors that Christian Charity has unleashed by refusing the rod, and corrupting generations of children thereby. They must be stopped, and it won't be a task for the faint-hearted.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 7, 2010 10:06 PM

I did not say I did not despise them and all they represent. Pity is, in the final analysis, the least of my negative emotions concerning these diseased creatures.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 8, 2010 12:04 AM

Much the same description applies to the anti-Sarah Palin hatemongers.

Posted by: rickl at February 8, 2010 5:11 AM


the venn diagram between the two groups would be mostly overlap.

Posted by: mezzrow at February 8, 2010 6:04 AM

I have two cents worth... I was watching my fellow parishioners at mass yesterday and thinking about a discussion I had with my priest concerning head versus heart conflicts. I tend to err on the side of head as I've been made suspicious of emotionalism by the irrationality of my own self-described "FDR Democrat" mother and the ascendant leftist culture. I've been hanging around my parish long enough to know there are some with whom I strongly disagree politically. But, we form One Body and do a lot of good together. So, how am I supposed to feel about these people?

I believe the Holy Spirit guided me in my thinking to realize that it is love for our struggling fellow human beings - not pity - He wants us to feel. Pity carries with it a sense of revulsion, which may validate what Gerard is expressing about the hate-filled opponents of the Tebow ad. In this sense, finding them pitiable is not mercy. Neither is it love - which is much harder to feel for these people. And being the sinner I am - yeah, I pity them.

Posted by: Western Chauvinist at February 8, 2010 6:53 AM

Any repentant Pam Tebow critics out there? I challenge anyone to try to find one. They knew they wanted to denounce the second they found out about the concluding message, nevermind the tone or the details.

They just plain like abortions. Every single one that might've happened, that doesn't happen, is a grievous insult. They behave just like anyone else with a vested interest in an industry.

Posted by: Morgan K Freeberg at February 8, 2010 7:00 AM

I'm still pro-choice...with plenty of caveats...but it sure seems like a lot of vocal "pro-choice" advocates are motivated by dread at the thought that someone, somewhere, is NOT having an abortion.

Posted by: RigelDog at February 8, 2010 7:56 AM

This is what they got upset about? I guess we now know pro-choice is a parsing of language, like it all depends on what is is. Chosing an abortion is pro-choice, not chosing one isn't.

Posted by: Becky at February 8, 2010 9:02 AM

Well, now that I've calmed down somewhat....

WC is eloquently correct in his assertion that we are called to Love, even for those we would despise. Even the nonpareil Brother Dave exhorted us to "Love Thine Enemies, Beloved. It'll drive 'em nuts" - although that inspires a schadenfreude that Aquinas would probably have disapproved of.

And Rigel, of course the problem of necessary abortion is worth considerable self-examination by the thoughtful.

As I regularly remind everybody, however, it's useful to point out at every opportunity that the vast majority of abortions over the last 40 years have been purchased by middle- and upper-middle class White women as a means of retroactive birth control. Some estimates are as high as 80 percent.

The canard that "Choice" is a matter of Reproductive Health For The Less-Fortunate must never ever under any circumstances go unchallenged.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 8, 2010 9:14 AM

Maybe Planned Parenthood could have balanced the message by getting The Who to sing hope I die before I get born.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at February 8, 2010 9:26 AM

There should be a word for type of reaction we saw before the ad was ever shown, where hyper-reaction is followed by beclowning. I nominate "breitbarted".

Posted by: keninnorcal at February 8, 2010 9:30 AM

How about prehysteric.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at February 8, 2010 9:39 AM

I fear your pity is misplaced, simply because it is manifest that these creatures would murder you in your sleep if it would help them to feel good about themselves for another few minutes.

Fear not - I know how they would see me. I can feel sadness that what probably began in them as a (deeply misguided) desire to make the world a better place has instead warped and twisted them so much that a dangerous pregnancy is seen as an attempted matricide; this does not make me more inclined to spare the rod.

Most of my best-learned lessons in life have come at the business end of a clue bat, and I'm grateful for each and every one. Could I wish less upon my fellow women, who are so obviously in need of a righteous walloping?

Posted by: Julie at February 8, 2010 9:41 AM

I'll second prehysteric; it works especially well for the abortion-loving grannies.

Posted by: Julie at February 8, 2010 9:43 AM


"The business end of a clue-bat" is a beauty, and if I ever steal it I'll be sure to award you attribution. Your every utterance is resonant with what The Chairman Of The Board characterized as A Wised-Up Broad.

And I'll third prehysteric, on the grounds that it eloquently suggests the ravings of a 9-year-old.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 8, 2010 10:37 AM

I'm horribly backward. Wasn't the Pill supposed to solve this unwanted pregnancy issue?

Posted by: Kate Rafferty at February 8, 2010 10:41 AM

Andy, you sound like an ass.

Posted by: mare at February 8, 2010 10:54 AM

"I have to do this..."

No, you don't.

Posted by: mare at February 8, 2010 10:58 AM

Back before abortion was legal in all nine months of a woman's pregnancy, doctors used to do everything to save the lives of both mother and child, but of course, they still do, when a fetus that is chosen to live is considered a baby...but I digress. In 1970 my mother also chose life, and my sister was born....my mother didn't live, but I don't think she regretted her choice, if it were possible to ask her.
Sometimes things don't work out. Life is always preferrable to not living.

Posted by: Jewel at February 8, 2010 11:02 AM

Their reaction reveals that they are not pro-choice.

They are pro-abortion.

Posted by: butch at February 8, 2010 12:18 PM

Thank you, Rob. You're welcome to use the phraseology any time; odds are someone somewhere has said it before :)

Posted by: Julie at February 8, 2010 12:19 PM

mare - you sound like a horse.

Posted by: Andy at February 8, 2010 12:45 PM

Really, Jewel? There have been numerous cases where a baby was born, with the medics and the parents knowing that the kid was going to live a few months at best, completely paralysed and in constant excruciating agony. Some of those cases were in countries where abortion was illegal, so the pointless torture was compulsory.

There have also been quite a number of cases in which a woman has been forced by law to give birth to an inhuman thing that has a lifespan out of the womb of minutes and in any case has no possibility of having even an infant-style thought.

But never mind; that's OK; a man in funny clothes quoting a 4000-year-old book said that's what had to be done, so it's all OK, right?

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at February 8, 2010 3:40 PM


As noted above, "the vast majority of abortions over the last 40 years have been purchased by middle- and upper-middle class White women as a means of retroactive birth control. Some estimates are as high as 80 percent."

The canard that "Choice" is a matter of Reproductive Health For The Less-Fortunate is the first and last fall-back position of the Christian-haters - not that that means anything about your nom de web, of course.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 8, 2010 4:03 PM

Yes, Fletch.... tens of millions gone.... but let's comfort the hundreds instead... Whatever happened to "for the greater good?" Or is that trotted out only when convenient for scoring some sort of empty ideological point?

Posted by: vanderleun at February 8, 2010 4:20 PM

Always been those who prefered to dwell in darkness. The difference these days is that they demand we step out of the light and dwell there too.

Posted by: Jaye at February 8, 2010 7:06 PM

Some background. My mother was in labor much too early. Two months too soon. In 1970 that was a bigger deal than it is now. The doctors debated putting her immediately on bedrest to try to stop the onset of early labor, but in the end decided to do a caesarian...an operation that most doctors tried to avoid having to do back then. Nowadays, many obstetricians believe that there are too many c-sections being done.

It didn't go well, and my mother got a hideous staph infection as a result and died 4 days later. Maybe the choice to take the baby was the wrong one, maybe it was the only possible choice. For certain, the doctors believed that the baby was in danger of dying. And possibly my mother as well.

It certainly wasn't a question about abortion, but if we'd euphemized abortion in 1970 to 'choice' with the termination of a living fetus being the proper choice for my mother, then who knows what would have been?

There is just too much dishonesty in the pro-choice camp that galls me. At least they should speak forthrightly about what abortion does and what a fetus is. They can't even do that. Your demented remarks reflect their mindset.
When does an unborn human life become human. When was it ever 'inhuman'?

Your statement says much more about you than anything else you have posted.

Posted by: Jewel at February 8, 2010 8:15 PM

Comparing Tebow to Obama? I'm not seeing it.

I don't care for the Gators, but I have become a Tebow fan this past year.

Obama and his handlers intentionally seek the spotlight and he is the poster child of Narcissism. And his sycophants in the media - which constitutes roughly 80% of the entire non-Fox, non-AM radio national press, have encouraged it in their endless fawning. They are "believers" in their progressive messiah.

In contrast, Tebow does NOT seek the spotlight. He has always been both modest, and humble. I watched 7-8 UF games on t.v. this year and in post-game interviews, NOT ONCE did he ever do one of those Kurt Warner-esque "I'd like to first thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...". Never. He just talked football, and at the very end of each interview he would close with "God Bless." That's it.

And NOT ONCE did any t.v. commentator, before, during or after any of the games I saw, make ANY reference to Tebow's eye black. There was no way for the viewer to even know what was cited there unless, if by chance, there was a camera close-up of his face, long enough for the viewer to jot it down, to go look up later.

He practices his faith openly, but he is not in anybody's face. For example, he never volunteered that he is a virgin, saving himself for marriage. The question was put TO him by a reporter, and he answered it.

As for the sports media's obsession with him - it is because he is a man-bites-dog story. Period. In today's America (the one Andy and probably most of the populace apparently feels most comfortable with), with a superstar like him, it is SUPPOSED to be all about the Bling, the huge Crib, a few tatoos, the Escalade, and getting all the Poon a horny stud could want, preferably with Hollywood starlets.

A guy like Tebow wearing gold chains and banging a Kardashian sister would be your normal and non remarkable dog-bites-man story.

But he is way different. He is a freak show to the media. A complete alien. They can't imagine living his way - and so they just can't figure him out.

For example, I heard some talking heads recently speculating as to how "crushed" or "humiliated" poor old Tim will be if he (hopefully for them, as it makes for a juicier story) becomes an extreme version of Brady Quinn on draft day. And plummets to the 3rd round, etc.

That made me LOL. They..just...don't...get it.

Posted by: southernjames at February 9, 2010 6:30 AM

"Prehysteric" is what they do. Being "breitbarted" is the genius set-up that allows the prehsterics to show their true colors.

Posted by: keninnorcal at February 9, 2010 3:16 PM