Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Why I Felt Like Weeping When Obama Got Sworn In

A week ago, Obama became our president. Tom Brokaw wept. So, did George Stephanopoulos. And I suppose Chris Matthews again had "tingles" run up and down his legs. Many people wept last week.

I was sad. I was sad because I knew what he was going to do, first thing, because it was something he had pledged. He was going to sign an executive order allowing foreign aid money go to fund foreign abortions.

It's bad enough that abortion is legal. Horrific, in fact. It's worse that US taxpayer's money goes to fund some. It's worse yet when we are paying for worldwide abortions.

I'm told nearly 2 million people gathered in DC last Tuesday. To put this horror into perspective, picture all those people gathered. Now, imagine all those gathered being legally killed (some at taxpayer expense) just because someone didn't want them around. Now, have another 2 million gather the next 25 days--most of February. And, each day allow them to be legally killed. That would be 50,000,000.

Our country has allowed that. If you don't feel like weeping about that, then something is wrong with you.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another Word I Don't Like

I don't like the word "justice".

When I hear someone say "justice", the first thing that comes to mind is that they want to make killing babies legal. So, that's why I don't like the word justice.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Barb Has the Best Quotes to Steal

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Saturday, January 24, 2009

You Guys, This is Creepy

My pledge: Right now I am going to go around the house and turn on all the lights and flush all the toilets. Just because I want to and it's still legal to do so. Thank you Rod Dreher, my new favorite blogger, for making me aware of this.Oh, and hey, Demi, while you are freeing a million slaves this year, what are you going to do about the 1,000,000 babies that are being murdered through abortion in America? Oh, yeah, you are going to support my tax money going to fund them.

You guys, this is bad!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Roe vs. Wade

In 1973, Roe vs. Wade opened the door to abortion on demand in the USA.
Since then, 50,000,000 little babies have been murdered.
Our current president supports the taking of innocent life.
A compassionate person doesn't murder little babies.
That's why I didn't vote for him and hope he repents soon.

Nathan posted the top ten murderers of the 20th Century.
I hope you take the time to see the names and numbers.
Then, I hope you contact our new president and tell him what you think.

Top Ten Murderers Of The 20th Century
10. Ante Pavilic (Croatia), killed 300,000 from 1941-1944

9. Theoniste Bagosara (Rwanda), killed 1,000,000 from April-July 1994

8. Pol Pot (Cambodia), killed 1,400,000 from 1975-1979

7. Saddam Hussein (Iraq), killed 2,000,000 1979-2003

6. Mohamed Suharto (Indonesia), killed 2,000,000 1967-1988

5. Kim Il Sung (North Korea), killed 3,000,000 1948-1994

4. Adolph Hitler (Germany), killed 11,000,000 1939-1945

3. Joseph Stalin (USSR), killed 20,000,000 1929-1953

2. Mao Tse Tung (China), killed 35,000,000 1949-1976

1. Harry Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Chief Justice Warren Burger, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis Powell, and Potter Stewart (United States of America), killed +50,000,000 and counting 1973-Present

Cheese on Italian Food is Good, Cheese on Chinese food is Disgusting

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday Poetry

I read this post about yesterday's inaugural poem. It took me to this site where I was able to generate my very own poem. Here is my poem. I hope you like it.

See, see the consistent sky
Marvel at its big puce depths.
Tell me, Terry do you
Wonder why the rhino ignores you?
Why its foobly stare
makes you feel sleepy.
I can tell you, it is
Worried by your rexford facial growth
That looks like
A moldy casserole.
What's more, it knows
Your farkle potting shed
Smells of frog.
Everything under the big consistent sky
Asks why, why do you even bother?
You only charm rotten potatoes.--

Life: Imagine the Potential

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Moving on, I think I'll Bash Thomas Friedman

In my random googling to find the text of Rick Warren's prayer which I missed because I was on the phone, I came across the Crunchy Con section of beliefnet. I enjoyed the book Crunchy Cons, so was happy to come across the Ron Dreher blog at beliefnet.

Anywho, I noted on the side bar the mention of Thomas Friedman and since Tommy graduated from St. Louis Park High School the year before I did (never met him) and went on to great things at the NYTimes, I thought I'd see what was said. It was hysterical. A little off color, but hysterical.

Here's the link. In case you're wondering, buncombe means nonsense.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34

John Piper on a Pro-Choice President

Almost 50,000,000 United States citizens have been murdered legally through abortion since 1973 and our soon to be president has vowed that some of his earliest actions as president will be to insure that there are yet more murders and that only the wealthiest American tax payers (ie those who have jobs and pay for their own homes, food, day care, health care) will be paying for them through the ever increasing burden on middle-class America. Here's what John Piper said in a sermon a few days before Clinton took office.

Please note, I disagree with the text used in this message. WE DO NOT HAVE A KING YET! Remember, it's government of the people, by the people and for the people. We are ruled by words on paper. For American Christians, that's the Bible and the Constitution.

Now for what Piper says:
Being Pro-Life Christians Under a Pro-Choice President

That is the title of a sermon I preached January 17, 1993 three days before Bill Clinton was inaugurated president. It is just as relevant—or more—today.

The text was 1 Peter 2:17, “Honor the king.” I closed with eight ways to honor a pro-choice president. The seventh was this:

We will honor you by expecting from you straightforward answers to straightforward questions. We would not expect this from a con-man, but we do expect it from an honorable man.

For example,

1. Are you willing to explain why a baby's right not to be killed is less important than a woman's right not to be pregnant?
2. Or are you willing to explain why most cities have laws forbidding cruelty to animals, but you oppose laws forbidding cruelty to human fetuses? Are they not at least living animals?
3. Or are you willing to explain why government is unwilling to take away the so-called right to abortion on demand even though it harms the unborn child; yet government is increasingly willing to take away the right to smoke, precisely because it harms innocent non-smokers, killing 3,000 non-smokers a year from cancer and as many as 40,000 non-smokers a year from other diseases?
4. And if you say that everything hangs on whether the fetus is a human child, are you willing to go before national television in the oval office and defend your support for the "Freedom of Choice Act" by holding in your hand a 21 week old fetus and explaining why this little one does not have the fundamental, moral, and constitutional right to life? Are you willing to say to parents in this church who lost a child at that age and held him in their hands, this being in your hands is not and was not a child with any rights of its own under God or under law?

Perhaps you have good answers to each of these questions. We will honor you by expecting you to defend your position forthrightly in the public eye.

You have immense power as President of the United States. To wield it against the protection of the unborn without giving a public accounting in view of moral and scientific reality would be dishonorable. We will honor you by expecting better.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A New Game For All to Play

In some random blog reading, I heard about a new game and thought you might like to play it. It's a movie game and here's how it works.

I choose 15 of my favorite movies, head to IMDB, look up the movie, go to the quotes section, choose a quote, and post the quote. You, read the quote, and see how many movies you can correctly identify from the quote. You can't go to IMDB or do any Googling cuz that would be cheating.

The first person to identify the movie by commenting on the post is the only one who gets the credit. The person who identifies the most movies will win nothing, but will have the satisfaction of knowing that they share my taste in movies.

Let's play. The first one will be easy, just to get you started.

1. "You're Abe Froman?" ,"That's right, I'm Abe Froman.", "The Sausage King of Chicago?"

2. "I'm going to get eucalyptus candles cuz it makes my apartment smell Moss-a."

3. "And no farms. Everyone's pushing small town rural. A farm book would just be white noise."

4. "I'm packing your extra pair of shoes, and your angry eyes just in case."

5. "Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?"

6. "What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?"

7. "If you fit into my pants I will kill myself."

8. "I been workin' here at the D.Q. for about, um... eight months? Seven? I don't know, somethin' like that, it's fun. Just do the cones... make sundaes, make Blizzards, 'n... put stuff on 'em, 'n... see a lot of people come in, a lot of people come to the D.Q... burgers... ice cream... anything, you know? Cokes... just drive in and get a Coke, if you're thirsty."

9. "Kids, we're gonna have to eat this cake by ourselves. Your Uncle Joey didn't make parole again."

10. "Oh, Fay, this is so scrumptious. Is this hand-shucked?"

11. "Before we begin tonight's performance I would like to make a brief announcement. I'd like to warn you that some of the floral arrangements at tonight's performance have dangerously low hanging vines and may be poisonous. So please, whatever you do, don't eat 'em and don't become entangled in them or trip, please."

12. "Ah, dessert! Chilled monkey brains."

13. "Oh, great. You killed the invisible swordsman!"

14. "P.Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney." I remembered it.

15. "But was this man tall, with great big brown puppy dog eyes and long silvery flowing hair?"

There you have it. This is pretty much a reflection of my eclectic movie tastes. I made it pretty easy, but, just a reminder, no Googling.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Going to My Happy Place Now, Won't You Join Me?

I just don't remember all the birds. What's with all the birds?

Happy Birthday Mark!

Happy Birthday to my favorite son-in-law!

My Happy Place

Yesterday, Barb went to her happy place (which looks to me like it's somewhere on the Gulf coase, as well). She inspired me to go to my happy place today.

Sanibel Island, FL. I will be sitting at the Dairy Queen on Periwinkle Way at noon. If you'd like to join me for a Peanut Buster Parfait, I'll buy.

Thank you Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, whoever of you wrote this song. If I knew where Mr. D's CD was (or does that CD belong to Chris?), I would be playing this right now.

Going to leave this town forever

And go where I'll never

Nead an overcoat no more, where they cry ...

Ooh lalalala, every night and every day

Sitting by the Gulf coast just a thousand miles away

Where they cry ...

Ooh lalalala, on an island I will dwell

Starlit nights in paradise on the Isle of Sanibel

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bad Timing

After paying the Centerpoint Energy bill last week, I decided to take action to see if I could save enough $$ on the next bill to at least buy a mocha or a cup of soup at Panera or something. So, I turned the thermostat down from a pleasant 73 to 69. What difference could 4 degrees make. Apparantly quite a big difference. It's freezing in here! But, I'm not giving in. At least until tomorrow.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Words I Dislike

Since I really don't feel like blogging about anything too meaningful right now like politics (very troubled about our soon to be president and possibly soon to be senator who is xeroxing ballots to get more votes), I thought I would start a new feature.

It's called "Words I Dislike". I will offer little or no explanation. I will just simply, on occasion, post words that I dislike.

Today's word is: Missional. I dislike the word "missional".

Thankyouverymuch. Have a nice day.

Friday, January 02, 2009

2008 In Review

2008, how do you sum up a whole year? If you are watching the movie Pirates of the Caribbean while uploading photos, and don't mind waiting for them to materialize, you can sum it up quite nicely in pictures. January started out with some lovely snow. Nothing like a flash photo of snow falling at night time.Late February, or was it early March, Delia and Hunter had birthdays, so we had a party. Someone thought it would be great to get a photo of the younger guests. That worked out well, didn't it?
Grandma got some snuggle time in March.
Nikki had a birthday. So we had a party.
Mr. D won a major award.
April found Beth reading lots of Betsy and Tacy books.
Will came over and we put him in a pink chair, just because it seemed cozy and cute.
In May, Indiana Jones came out and 10 of us went to the midnight show. We ate Dots. That was fun.
Katie turned 20. So, we had a party and took a photo.
In June, Chris had a birthday, so we had a party and took a photo.
July 4th we went to see the fireworks on Lake Minnetonka, put on the glow necklaces, and made silly faces. Just like everyone does on the 4th.
The next day we went to Brit's Pub for dinner.
Tim got some Will time.
So did Chris.
Mr. D multi-tasked.
We spent a lot of summer time here on the grassy area by the city pool.
I had a birthday in August and my mommy made me a cake. My favorite. Confetti angel food with pink frosting.
On my actual birthday, we went to Yum! for supper. Yum-O!

The girls bonded.

Nikki sang at the State Fair.
Will really enjoyed his mommy's songs.
I always make Mr. D pose by this sign. He always obliges.
Mr. D and I went back to the State Fair for a little date. Just the two of us. We ate a tub of Sweet Martha's cookies and drank an Americano from Java Jive.
Beth started 8th grade and posed for the annual photo on the front steps in September.
Mr. D had a birthday so we had a party and took a photo.
Will had a birthday, so we had a party and took a photo.

The paparazzi showed up to take the photo.
In October we took our annual trip to Bemidji. We stopped by Treasure City. Tim did this.
We walked from the hotel to Paul Bunyan.

We shook hands with Todd Palin, the first dude.
Katie won the Monopoly game.
We discovered Trader Joe's frozen Macaroni and Cheese. Tasty.
I won a major award.
The kids carved pumpkins.
Tim and Beth had birthdays, so we had a party and took a photo. I bought a new pumpkin colored sweater that I wore to the party.
We went to Ali and Adam's wedding in November. Mr. D found his long lost red suspenders. Sigh.
I wore my new pumpkin sweater on Thanksgiving.
In December it snowed. It was about 11:00 at night and we decided that the blue spruce that Mr. D transplanted in the spring needed to be decorated. So, we decorated it.
We went to the Mall of America for the annual Christmas shopping spree. Mr. D took Will to the Department 56 store to see all the little magical moving things. They bonded.
We did our annual lunch at The Rainforest Cafe.
We put up the traditional Christmas decorations. Doesn't everyone decorate with a porcelain tin soldier and a Michael W. and Dwight Schrute bobblehead?
We were very blessed in 2008.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Starting the year with a stolen quote...

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.- Aristotle
It is the mark of a brilliant woman to be able to steal a quote from a friend's blog and post it on her own blog.-Linda
Thanks, Barb!