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Chillingly Precise
May 8, 2009

In an address made last week, President Obama said the following:

"It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill; education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death, a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands."
President Obama said these words on April 23, 2009, at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony. His words were in reference to the Holocaust. What did you think the quote was about? Eloquence he has. It's the inconsistent application of the profound truth stated above that worries me the most. Amazing how a person can speak truth and yet indict himself at the same time. Again I say, truth always stands up in the midst of confusion.

(hat tip Sean Sperte)

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Pigs Are Surely Flying
April 29, 2009

swine.jpgCount me among the infirmed in this country. I just spent the last two days completely down for the count and banished from the bedroom for fear of infecting my dear husband. I haven't had any type of flu in a very long time and now I remember why. I'm very, very bad at being sick. Forgive me for being melodramatic, but there were a few points this week when I thought I was dying. No really, I was. The sign that things are bad is when 24 hours pass and I haven't accessed the Internet. And to think, I was just one fever short of potentially being diagnosed with the swine flu. No seriously, I was. But look, I'm almost all better now and just in time to comment on the hype.

The entire world seems to be atwitter right now with this "Swine Flu" madness that is sweeping the news reports. I understand health to be a serious matter and all, but forgive me for thinking this whole thing is just a tad bit...suspect. Conspiracy theorist I am not, but I can't help but wonder why this mild spread of a new strain of flu virus is the top news story everywhere.

  1. People die from the "regular" influenza virus every year. Not to minimize those deaths, as death of any person for any reason is a sad reality, but normal flu deaths certainly aren't sensationalized or made top news stories in the same way these swine flu deaths have been.

  2. It's an influenza virus. New strains of influenza pop up every year, many of which can be traced to other countries. There are so many strains of influenza, even the pharmaceutical industry can't keep up with them. Sometimes even the flu shot is rendered useless. People who have the flu spread the flu to other people. It's a fact.

  3. People who die of influenza usually do so because they already have a weakened immune system. It's not usually the flu itself that causes death.

  4. Many schools around the country shut down every year due to influenza spreading rapidly throughout the school.
The level of intensity and fear-mongering taking place at the hands of our national government and the media has reached levels of absurdity. Sure I can understand folks changing vacation plans to Mexico (I wouldn't do it, but to each their own), but the facemasks, airport lock downs and the widespread panic is entirely unnecessary.

I've read that some folks speculate this is a ploy to tighten up border control. Not sure I buy that theory, but I am convinced this mayhem is being orchestrated for a specific reason we may never know. Maybe that makes me sounds like a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but I don't put anything past anyone these days.

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Life is Precious
August 8, 2007

So I have this fish--his name is "Edward." He's a betta fish and I've had him for almost four years now. As far as I'm concerned, four years might as well be 250 in fish years. Never in my life has a fish survived my care longer than two weeks. When I was a kid, I always won a goldfish or two at the annual church carnival. I'd bring the fish home (to my parents’ dismay), plop them in a glass pitcher, and a week or so later, they'd die. Honestly, I never thought much of it. Though I must say whenever the topic of goldfish comes up, I am reminded of the Cosby Show. Why? For every life scenario, there is a Cosby Show episode begging to be referenced. When seeking out wise counsel in life the order of operations is such: God, The Bible, and then The Cosby Show. The second episode of the series featured the death of Rudy's pet goldfish, Lamont, followed by a bathroom funeral that would make any pet jealous.

My dead fish never got funerals.

As an adult, I thought I'd turn over a new leaf. I'm not really the fish-owner type. Real fish owners talk to their fish daily, eat dinner on TV trays and know all the answers on the "Wheel of Fortune." I'm of the persuasion that fish tanks have a dentaloffice-esque feel about them and personally, I like to make distinctions between my home and my last root canal. So for me, the betta fish was a good compromise. They don't need large tanks and they're really low maintenance. My kinda fish!

When I first got Edward, I had no idea whether he was male or female or even how to tell. I took a chance by giving him a masculine name. It turns out I was right on (Thank God). The last thing a fish needs is an identity crisis. To make matters worse, "Edward" was purchased from Wal-Mart. Not even a fish deserves that type of legacy. Did you know Wal-Mart sells fish? Wal-Mart sells everything. If Wal-Mart could sell happiness, I bet they would. That fact notwithstanding, I still detest Wal-Mart.

Almost four years later, I've nearly killed Edward about a dozen times and he's still alive and somewhat kicking. I recently realized I don't have much time to take care of him any more and last week I made the decision to put the fish out of his misery. We live on the waterfront so I had this grand plan to dump Sir Edward into Lake Washington. I visualized him swimming to his heart's content, free from that mean black lady who never changed his tank water. That is until Andre (my husband), questioned my motives:

Andre: Do you even know if that type of fish can survive in the lake?

Me: No. But I'm sure he'll be fine!

Andre: So you mean he could possibly die?

Me: ..........

Andre: Whatever. Just make sure you're doing the right thing. That is another life and you need to be a good steward of it.

Who knew that getting married meant you have your own live-in judge AND jury? Yippee! I suppose it's always been my dream to marry a man who could use the word "steward" in every day conversation while also managing to send me into a downward spiral of conviction. Sexy I tell you. "Make sure you're doing the right thing" is Andre's code for "REPENT of your sins you wretched woman!" The most non-animal-loving, anti-pacifist man you will ever meet was defending a fish!. He was right though. What I planned on doing would probably kill the fish. It was just my chicken way of getting rid of him without flushing him down the toilet.

A few days passed and after mulling it over for awhile, I decided to put an ad on Craigslist to give away Sir Edward, the betta fish. It may go down as the silliest thing I've ever done, but at least I won't be answering to God (or my husband) on why I killed that darned fish. Then it happened. The responses. Oh my the responses! Nearly a hundred people replied wanting to rescue dear Edward from my care. A fish. They wanted to rescue a friggin' fish!

It was at that point I had my moment of clarity. Yes people, there is a point to this useless saga. There are two lessons to be learned here. One, Craigslist rocks and two, if one hundred plus strangers can show that much care, concern, and enthusiasm for a stupid fish whose presence or lack thereof will minimally impact the earth, America has got a heck of a lot of repenting to do for the unborn lives we've allowed to be killed on our watch. I can assuredly say there are generations desperately in need of the genius, the creativity, and the warrior-like spirit undoubtedly found among those never given a chance to live.

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The Cult of the Offended
March 22, 2006

I'm not sure when, but at some time during the last 50 or so years, Americans decided (either by the collective, or by acquiescence) that one of their rights under God was the right to live life without the presence of offense. Not a day passes by without some adult requesting special treatment as a result of their "offense." The accompanying ritual to this sad, pathetic waste of everyone's good time is a society that is usually willing to bend over backwards to accommodate the offended and will often do everything in its power to ensure that offense never takes place.

What's most interesting to me is how the complaints about "offense" are usually coming from the same types of people. These are the people that crave ambiguity and find fault in simple things like textbook definitions of male and female. Heaven forbid if anything is that simple. But no, the inference that a man who dresses up as a woman is confused is somehow viewed as offensive or my personal favorite cop-out, "hate speech." These are often the same people who don't like words like, "God" (with a big G), "Jesus," "Christ," or "obey the law."

A hilarious display of blatant one-sided offense took place earlier this week, when Amazon.com quickly rushed to correct an error that could have led customers to believe they were *gasp* a company that's doesn't support abortion. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday it had modified the way its search engine handles queries for the term "abortion" after receiving an e-mail complaint that the results appeared biased.

Until the recent change, a user who visited the Seattle Internet retailer and typed in the word "abortion" received a prompt asking, "Did you mean adoption?" followed by search results for "abortion."

Spokeswoman Patty Smith said the automated prompt was purely based on technology, and that no human had made the decision to show the question.

"Adoption and abortion are the same except for two keystrokes," Smith said. "They also, in this case, happen to be somewhat related terms."

Still, Smith said she and other company officials decided to remove the question after receiving an e-mail complaint and deciding that it raised a valid concern.

The concern being what? That people might get the silly little idea that adoption is an alternative to abortion? Or that Amazon.com might lose credibility were customers to think they were anything but abortion supporting progressives?

Either way, the woman's complaint is a waste of time that could be better spent working on tools that can help them get my books to me more quickly, thank you very much.

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Rights & Responsibilities
March 6, 2006

Amid a stack of popular mis-conceptions espoused by our Western society is this rampant idea that freedom equals a person's ability to do whatever it is that pleases them at any given moment. "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" seem to be muddled figments of five men's imagination. While unalienable the rights may be, clear and concise, they are not. What's most interesting to me however, it that the discussion of "rights" is almost never coupled with an equal analysis of "responsibilities." No "right," whether perceived or reality, exists without a corresponding responsibility.

The phrase "personal responsibility" has become politically charged over the last decade or so, being inappropriately branded as "right-leaning" propaganda. Regardless of political affiliation, background, or religious denomination, at the very least and in the very end, we are all accountable for our lives. Yet instead of trumpeting this doctrine that might actually set people free, we continue to fan the flame of a culture that encourages extended periods of youthfulness, reckless abandonment, and fabricated euphoria. A culture of temporary consciousness is like a dog that returns to its vomit. Just six months post-Katrina and Bourbon Street was already back to bumpin' Mardi gras style. America's entitlement and double-mindedness is thick in the air and it's starting to become pungent.

We're going to entitle ourselves all the way to destruction.

It's not enough that up until recently nearly every other state in America allowed most forms abortion to be performed. Since the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill outlawing abortion in all circumstances, every money-hungry pro-choice group from the four corners of the universe has come out of the woodworks to fight it because heaven forbid that in just one state, no unborn children will feel the wrath of the purpose-destroying vacuum.

Even more telling of stronghold-brand bias were the news headlines which at a glance read,

"Abortion as a crime: a nightmare reborn"
"Is Roe vs. Wade Doomed?"
"Is South Dakota Abortion Bill the New Gay Marriage Amendment?"
"An Act of Social Cruelty: South Dakota bars abortions"
The blood of the unborn cries out from the ground and I promise, their story of victimhood is far more convincing than NARAL's.

Most pro-choice groups have attempted to shade their ill motives by focusing their arguments on exceptions and not rules. The average abortions performed in America aren't a fix for rape or incest. Instead, the majority of abortions have become the solution to the chain of compromising and reckless decisions of both men and women that ultimately reaped an undesired and unloved consequence.

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Can We Live?
June 23, 2005

A few weeks back, while viciously flipping through channels, I decided to pop-in on BET to see just what type of debacle Robert Johnson has left. While I generally associate a high degree of irrelevance and painful ignorance with every aspect of BET, I was shocked to see that in the midst of the mind-numbing, superficial self-glorification, was a music video that actually made me think. Can you even imagine thinking while watching a music video? Lately, it's unheard of, but every now and then, somebody gets it.

Nick Cannon's latest song/video, "Can I Live?"--a tribute to his mother, who at 17-years-old, considered aborting him, but chose to give him life--is by far one of the most creative and purposeful music videos of the year. Hands down. By coincidence I'm sure, it's fairly popular as well. With all the lemming behavior in the music industry, who would think creativity and a life-altering message could go so far? Cannon himself is barely a B-list artist, and by most peoples' critique, he isn't even a good rapper. Then again, neither is 50 Cent. Yet it's interesting how truth always stands up in the midst of a bunch of lies.

I've yet to see someone make a music video from the first person perspective of a child in the womb. If you haven't yet seen it, you can view it online on the frontpage of Nick Cannon's website. It won't take but a few minutes of your day. Watch it. It's important, and in a moment I'll say why.

If you've been around for a minute, then you know I'm a believer and exhorter in the unmatched potential of the hip hop generation. I don't believe music is evil, and I don't even think hip hop is evil. I believe people are bad and people make bad music. Which is simply to say that music is merely a reflection of what is or isn't inside the person who is making it. I've also long stated that as a whole, the black community is fairly socially conservative with abortion being one of the key issues to divide people. So it doesn't surprise me in the least that this video has been so popular on BET. Shocking is that it's being played on MTV, purveyors of all that is carnal. Apparently, people are listening.

In the past, few rappers and singers have accurately touched on the issue of abortion. Those who have, (Common and Nas to name a few) usually nullify their message via lifestyle and the general questionable content of their albums (think R. Kelly "You Saved Me"). Back in the 90s it became trendy for everyone to have at least one "moral" (under a relative definition, of course) song on their profanity-laced, raunchified albums. The trouble was, when you sandwich a song called "Pray" in between songs titled, "She's Soft and Wet" and "Yo!! Sweetness," you're bound to stir up some sort of confusion.

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The Right to Be
January 21, 2005

Earlier this week "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (AKA the Oracle of God) highlighted a case of a single, 38-year-old woman whose invetro fertilization didn't go as planned and she ended up pregnant with quadruplets.

Unable to raise four children on her limited income, she faced pressure to use "selective reduction" (also known as playing God) to eliminate two of her children. She decided against it, and couldn't bear to go through adoption process either. Many critics "Left" and "Right" contended that the children had the "right" not to be born into a life where their mother couldn't provide for them.

Americans never cease to amaze me. I am often unable to reconcile how our society picks and chooses where and when it wants to think logically about how we ought to treat unborn babies. Check out the latest happenings in an Oregon State Superior Court:

Shawnna J. Hughes, 27, was headed for a routine divorce late last year from her husband, Carlos, who had spent time in jail for beating her.

The fact that she got pregnant during the divorce proceedings seemed inconsequential -- her husband wasn't the father.

But Spokane County Superior Court Judge Paul A. Bastine disagreed, saying Shawnna Hughes was ignoring the right of her child not to be born out of wedlock.

"The paramount right of the state and the obligation of the court, and in fact, probably the obligation of the parent as well, is to protect the legitimacy, the appropriateness of the child's relationship to his or her parents," Bastine said during a hearing in November.

He concluded that "not only is it the policy of this court, it is the policy of the state that you cannot dissolve a marriage when one of the parties is pregnant. Now, you won't find a statute with regard to that. But it is implicit in everything we have in the case law and the statutory law."

Do mine eyes deceive me? Did the judge really include in his decision the phrase, "the right to be born"?

Why yes he did.

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The Great Abortion Marketing Plan
January 21, 2005

As of late, the war on abortion has really been relegated to a battle on terms. There's been a very crafty attempt to exchange the word "kill" with "abort", "murder" with "abortion", and "child/baby" for "fetus". Attempting to expose the reality of how these terms have left much of America confused isn't really the issue. It's bigger than "terms". The war is on a mindset. People have been brainwashed and told how to think about the issues.

Every year in America, more than a million babies are killed via "abortion", including tens of thousands of late-term abortions (after the 12th week). The build up to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was a huge marketing campaign that ultimately gave way to the term "reproductive rights". Since the unprecedented Supreme Court ruling, American doctors have performed over 40 million abortions.

That's more than the amount of people who died during the Holocaust, the Middle Passage, and Japanese Internment. The definition of "abortion" in our dictionaries and encyclopedias should read "the most thorough and destructive holocaust the world has ever experienced".

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of NARAL/Pro-Choice America, was a well-known abortion doctor with over 70,000 murders under his watch when he had a shocking change of heart. With cutting-edge technology in his hands, he decided to place a camera inside a woman's body to record the process of the abortion as it took place. He recalls his experience:

"...as a result of all of this technology – looking at this baby, examining it, investigating it, watching its metabolic functions, watching it urinate, swallow, move and sleep, watching it dream, which you could see by its rapid eye movements via ultrasound, treating it, operating on it – I finally came to the conviction that this was my patient. This was a person! I was a physician, pledged to save my patients' lives, not to destroy them. So I changed my mind on the subject of abortion."
Since his "conversion", Dr Nathanson has confessed and exposed the abortion industry's corrupt practices, one of which includes placing young pregnant girls with counselors that are paid to convince the girls to get abortions. Dr. Nathanson has also been very candid about the roots of the pro-abortion movement and how their deceptively strategic marketing plan was full of lies and misleading information.

The effort to move the focus away from the morality of killing unborn babies has been very successful. This is no longer made to be a moral issue. Now it's about some "sexy" and abstract notion of freedom and women owning their own bodies. A monster has been created.

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Just In: Planned Parenthood's Condoms Don't Work
January 18, 2005

Speaking of Planned Parenthood, Consumer Reports recently released some research that suggests that just maybe, they hand out condoms and birth control with the hopes that youth will fail and become customers in the infanticide turned big business holocaust known as "abortion clinics". Ya don't say?

Apparently, the condoms Planned Parenthood give out rank very low compared to other brands. And here I thought PP wasn't capable of lies...

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Termination for Love
September 13, 2004

For whatever sick and twisted reason, I continue to be a semi-regular watcher of the Today Show. Maybe I just tune in to see Matt Lauer's buzz cut, or Ann whatever her name is (think spicy Indian sauce) fumble her words, or to see Al Roker get paid to do absolutely nothing, or to watch Katie act like an idiot. Whatever the reason, I am regularly insensed (and entertained) by the mostly liberal slant they take on just about everything. Today Today was not entertaining. Today, one of the topics was abortion.

In a piece titled "Termination for Love", correspondents discussed the option many expectant mothers have taken to terminate their pregnancies when they find that their child may have birth defects. Spina bifida and Cerebral Palsy of course, being a few of the more major diseases commonly diagnosed, the story also included many instances of women choosing to terminate their pregnancy kill their baby because of minor things such as a cleft palette, a missing finger, a club foot, and even the wrong sex. Abortion Murder a child because he's the wrong sex? This is not China, this is America. And even in China, sex-driven genocide was completely unacceptable.

The lovely song of many women who have terminated their pregnancies for defectal reasons is of course, "I did it for love". This type of "love" believes that certain types of children will be better off dead in the womb than suffer in life. I suppose I can understand the logic. When the doctors are telling you that a child may not live beyond three months when born, why not end a life now to avoid more pain and suffering than necessary in the future. Why not? Because we are not God and we don't get the luxury of making such decisions. I realize this defies human logic, but that is the essence of faith.

One interviewee in particular, when faced with the news of her baby's short life expectancy, decided along with her husband, that she would rather not be forced to eventually look at a baby's casket. I am just going to say it: I think that logic is incredibly selfish. For the sake of foregoing your own pain, you choose to end a life which has been predicted by fallible (although knowledgeable) doctors to be short. When bringing a life into this world, it isn't about "us". Of course, many minds would reason that sparing a baby's life from potential pain is incredibly selfless because we have a mis-conception of what selfishness truly is. Selfishness takes place when we think that we always have the ability to control every situation. We are living in the era of the idolization of self. Man has now become his own god.

I have tried very hard to wrap my own theory and human rationale around a situation I know nothing about. I have never been pregnant. If I were, that would indeed be an immaculate conception. It is very easy for someone like me to sit up in the luxury skybox of inexperience and tell other people what decisions they should and should not be making. If forced to make the same decision, I do not doubt I may struggle. However, principle is principle and you don't have to go down every road to determine its destination as wrong.

The womb is one of the most pure and sacred places we have left on the Earth. My most firm conviction will forever be that the womb should not be touched. Human beings are not the true givers life and we are not authorized to take it away. I realize this leaves a lot of room for "what-ifs". The situation of deformity is one of them. However, I believe these "what-ifs" have caused a distraction from the key issue at hand. I am not willing to entertain those "what-ifs" because they are the very "conditionals" that would push legislation that continues to allow (and sometimes encourage) this modern-day holocaust. What-if's will come, but my worldview overrides the "conditionals".

My brother Aaron died of SIDS "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" at the tender age of 6-months-old. To this day, I cannot comprehend how my parents made it through that situation. If given the chance to go back in time, knowing in advance that they'd lose their son, they would have surely gone through with the pregnancy because the plan was not theirs to determine.

I question this notion of "love". I understand it, but I do not agree with it.


Update: When searching for a fetus photo, I made the grave mistake of typing in "abortion" on google image search. This is what I got. Click at your own risk. Absolutely horrific.

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