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We are a beautiful sight to see... our 5 children and myself. We call a crowd and always someone feels they need to comment when they see all of us. "You have your hands full" My response normally is "full of love" but maybe I need to say, "I am preserving our human race." : )
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Posting an email chain, however brief, may be a bit unorthodox, but the issue is something we should all be aware of, and certainly concerned about.
Be sure to check out the links…
Your thoughts are right on. In fact, this approach has been underway nationwide for a few years now. Homosexual activists have been organizing political campaign funds on a national scale and funneling it into state AND LOCAL elections for the express purpose of knocking pro-family politicians out of positions of office and grooming political leaders who support the homosexual agenda for the state and national stage.
What we saw in
We sheep certainly do need to wake up…though the issue is so much more than just political. The fact that morality in this country has digressed so far speaks volumes about other issues…
I normally don't send out mass e-mails like this but I found this particular section of a news story interesting. Below is the website if you want to check out the entire article but I just want to focus on one section.
The article talks about yesterday's vote in
"That decision has been cited in numerous cases that have followed, as the number of states whose courts have demanded equal marriage rights for gays has grown. But those same cases have also helped fuel opponents, who argue gay marriage is being foisted upon
The article talks about how the popular vote has won out every single time that it has been put to the people and activists who are campaigning for gay marriage rites can see that they are not going to win by popularity...at least not now. They also know, as it states in the article, that it is difficult for them to win when "out-of-touch judges" enforce gay marriage onto the public. Realizing this, they are taking a more long term route but it looks like it may be a more effective one.
They are focusing their efforts on ELECTING representatives who are "friendly to their cause" in hopes of ushering in gay marriage as a "statute rather than a decree". They know that they cannot win with a popular vote because this is an issue that has gotten people like us off of the couch and out to vote. However, they are counting on us to not put in the effort to find and elect candidates who will represent us. Who cares if the majority of the people in our voting districts oppose gay marriage...or any other social, economic or political topic. If they can get a representative who supports them on their issues then it looks as though that is what the people want. This is why our representatives vote on most things because it is supposed to be a good indicator of what the people want.
Sorry if I am getting all political and long winded. If you find yourself reading this message and disagreeing with me then that is fine and I am sorry that I have wasted your time. I respect your opinion and stance on such touchy issues but this is just something that I feel strongly about and thought that I would share.
Bottom line is that it is easy to show up and vote for one topic in one election but let’s be the kind of politically active people who begin working two years in advance to ensure that we get people in office who will represent us. We often complain that our country is being taken over yet we have the power to seek out and elect people that we feel represent us in the best way possible. If you are already doing this then thank you and keep it up. If not, hopefully I have given you something to think about.
Again, thank you for your time.
Regardless of whether the allegations regarding the video are true, which would be heinous, all I can say is: breast implants? Really? Really?? Sheesh…
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
You can read the article here: http://byunews.byu.edu/archive09-Oct-smellofvirtue.aspx
Thursday, October 15, 2009
We all know that the physician’s creed begins with: First, Do No Harm.
Sadly, however, more and more hospitals are attempting to force women into potentially dangerous surgery to avoid the greater risk of liability they might face if a VBAC goes wrong on their watch.
The problem with that is that it isn’t about the patient’s best interests at all. It’s about the hospital’s best interest, plain and simple.
Check out this article for a terrific example of the nonsense that some hospitals are putting families through:
For more information, google the International Cesarean Awareness Network.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Well worth reading…
From: Public Affairs - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:44 PM
Subject: Apostle Says Religious Freedom Is Being Threatened
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
In an interesting (read, disengenuine) political maneuver, democratic leaders have attached the Federal Hate Crimes Bill (the ridiculously unconstitutional Federal Hate Crimes Bill) to a Federal Defense Bill, and then scheduled the vote for it at 1AM in the morning. Senator De Mint's argument against ALL of this nonsense is well spoken, and I highly recommend it. Methinks that even if this nonsensical bill does pass, it will simply invoke a spate of lawsuits challenging its constitutionality. Let's hope it never gets to that point.
Below are just a few of the myriad pieces of the proposed “overhaul” of America’s health care system – and all of this before a dime of our taxpayer money is ever spent on actual medical care, and many of these new agencies and positions duplicate existing government agencies and positions. If you haven’t guessed, I’m opposed to this, as well. You can read more here: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=607996
"Health Choices Commissioner"
"Health Choices Administration"
"Public Health Investment Fund"
"Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund"
"Bureau of Health Information"
"Assistant Secretary for Health Information"
"National Coordinator for Health Information Technology"
"Office of Civil Rights"
"Office of Minority Health"
"language demonstration program"
"cultural and linguistics competence training"
"a youth public health program to expose and recruit high-school students into public health careers"
"Senior Advisor for Health Care Fraud"
"Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud Enforcement"
"Health Care Program Integrity Coordinating Council"
"Coordinated Environmental Public Health Network"
"National Health Care Workforce Commission"
"public plan ombudsman"
"special health insurance exchange inspector general"
Then call your senator and ask him to vote NO on this nonsense, or at least to fight for a full, open, fair debate of the bill on the senate floor. There are far better ways to promote shifts to alternative forms of energy than by shoving a cap and trade tax down our collective throats, and there are far better ways to promote policy change than by forcing and buying votes that otherwise would never be attainable. The politics on capital hill is frankly scary these days.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The following is an email I recently received from the President of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network), Desirre Andrews:
Dear friend of ICAN,
In our continued effort to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education, ICAN launched a new online webinar last month featuring our very own ICAN Birth Class: Cesarean Prevention. A webinar (short for "web seminar") allows many participants in multiple locations to see and hear a presentation from their own desks, and is a great format for spreading ICAN's message. Our first webinar was such a huge success that we are planning future webinars to come, with the first on Monday, July 27 at 9:00 pm EDT.
First-timers and experienced moms both can benefit from this webinar to find out ways to increase the chances of having an easier and safe birth.
Presenting the ICAN webinar is Claudia Villeneueve, President of ICAN
This 2-hour online session will cover:
* Different kinds of care providers, and the pros and cons of each
* How to empower yourself to make educated choices during pregnancy and during labor
* What factors contribute to the chances of having an unnecessary or preventable cesarean
* What is the "downward spiral of intervention"
* Why avoiding an unnecessary cesarean is safest for mom and baby
* When cesareans are truly necessary
$20 donation goes directly to support ICAN's mission.
For more information, please visit http://ican-online.org/none/ican-birth-class-cesarean-prevention
To register, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/982351571
We look forward to seeing you there!
Be the change! Ask me how.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
A National Health Service leaflet is advising school pupils that they have a "right" to an enjoyable sex life
A British National Health Service leaflet, that is.
The full article is available here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article6689953.ece
I’m wondering, what’s the over under on when we’ll start seeing rubbish like this show up in
I was therefore a bit bothered when I received a mass email today from President Barack Obama, supporting his recent nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Sotomayor. Not that I disagree with such marketing tactics in politics (though such is often carried too far, IMO). After all, Mr. Axelrod (sp?) is a P.R. guy.
What bothers me is that Obama touts, not only her strong record, intellect, and experience (all without offereing any substantive proof of such, I might add - and he conventiently omitted the dismal record of her rulings that have been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but I digress again), but that he also touts her personal history as a qualification for the bench. He then made the following statement, which quite "set me off."
"It's important for these hearings to be about Judge Sotomayor's own record and her capacity for the job — not any political back and forth that some in Washington may use to distract you."
I include my reply below, as well as the actual letter from the President. I suppose I should have addressed the reply cordially, and I feel bad for not doing so. He is the President, after all, even if hypocritically...
You mean, like choosing a Latin female as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, largely because that candidate is Latin and female, and then arguing that because you are the President, the Senate should consent to that nomination without further inquiry into her judicial record, temperament, and philosophy; like arguing that somehow “empathy” is an important qualification for a Justice charged with impartially interpreting and upholding a Federal Constitution; like citing a laudable personal history of overcoming adversity as a reason to give someone the power to apply that Constitution, with a binding effect, to issues that will affect all Americans in varying degrees?
Yep, no “political back and forth” there, Mr. President.
And what about the “political back and forth” you engaged in when you were a Senator and President Bush nominated a certain Latin man, Mr. Estrada, to the federal bench? I suppose you are above that now that you are a President actually making the appointment…
Clifford A. Arthur, esq.
The President's letter:
Yesterday, Judge Sonia Sotomayor made her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee and moved another step closer to taking a seat on the United States Supreme Court. In case you missed it, watch the video of her opening statement here:
As President, there are few responsibilities more serious or consequential than the naming of a Supreme Court Justice, so I want to take this opportunity to tell you about the qualifications and character that informed my decision to nominate Judge Sotomayor.
Judge Sotomayor's brilliant legal mind is complemented by the practical lessons that can only be learned by applying the law to real world situations.
In the coming days, the hearings will cover an incredible body of work from a judge who has more experience on the federal bench than any incoming Supreme Court Justice in the last 100 years. Judge Sotomayor's professional background spans our judicial system — from her time as a big-city prosecutor and a corporate litigator, to her work as a federal trial judge on the U.S. District Court, and an appellate judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
And then there is Judge Sotomayor's incredible personal story. She grew up in a housing project in the South Bronx — her parents coming to New York from Puerto Rico during the Second World War. At the age of nine, she lost her father, and her mother worked six days a week just to put food on the table. It takes a certain resilience and determination to rise up out of such circumstances, focus, work hard and achieve the American dream.
This character shined through in yesterday's opening statement: Watch the video.
In Judge Sotomayor, our nation will have a Justice who will never forget her humble beginnings, will always apply the rule of law, and will be a protector of the Constitution that made her American dream and the dreams of millions of others possible. As she said so clearly yesterday, Judge Sotomayor's decisions on the bench "have been made not to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice."
In anticipation of today's first round of questioning, I hope you'll share this email widely, because Judge Sotomayor's confirmation is something that affects every American. It's important for these hearings to be about Judge Sotomayor's own record and her capacity for the job — not any political back and forth that some in Washington may use to distract you. What members of the Judiciary Committee, and the American people, will see today is a sharp and fearless jurist who does not let powerful interests bully her into breaking from the rule of law.
Monday, July 13, 2009
In any case, the establishment clause of the first amendment was a brilliant, although relatively recently twisted attempt to protect religion and federal government from eachother, with the intent of fostering the healthy coexistence of them both. Sad to see so many these days using the establishment clause as a club to pound religion from our societal conscience, but I digress.
Enjoy the clip:
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in a recent interview. I think it’s hilarious because my sweet wife HATES sweat, but I can relate to this statement. I love a good sweat!
Palin also stated that she would beat President Obama in a long race. An event like that just might bring pay per view back into national prominence. I think it should be followed by a boxing match with Biden…