Sunday, October 28, 2007

Since When Did the Minority Become the Majority?

I don't know about you, but I was always under the assumption that "majority" referred to the number larger than half of the total. And that in America, majority ruled, which is how representatives win elections by constituents as well as how their representatives win bills in Congress. But lately it sickens me how one person pretends to be "offended" by someone else's action (the other million people in the room have no complaint) but the one person's offense results in banishment of the behavior. Recently, one person (ONE) at a military burial in California was offended by the words "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" during the flag-folding ceremony. Of course, now the recitation of this line is forbidden at any cemetery across the nation that is run by the National Cemetery Association. At least the families can still say it if they so choose (how big of the ruling) but it cannot be said by an employee of the cemetery.

A spokesman for the California Defense of Veterans Memorials Project says:

"It’s outrageous,” he says bluntly. “These are decisions that should be made by the families of our deceased veteran comrades and not by Washington bureaucrats — and most certainly not by any narcissistic, disaffected, offended atheist, agnostic, or any other [person] who is upset or offended by the word ‘God’ or a religious symbol which might offend his delicate sensibilities.”

Lloyd vows that even if there are “a hundred-million offended atheists,” he and other American Legionnaires will stand against the ban.

“We will defy this ban, pure and simple,” he states. “If the families ask us to recite the flag-folding ceremony, we will abide by the wishes of the family — not [by the wishes of] some bureaucrat sitting in an air-conditioned office in Washington, DC, or some lawyer wearing a diaper back there whose main mission in life is to protect his own behind instead of standing up for the American people and saying enough is enough."

Good for him. I hope they do defy the ban every chance they get. This is an absurd ruling.

Never Thought I'd Say This. Ever. (Bill) said something that made sense recently. (You have no idea how hard it was for my fingers to find the right keys to type that.) Find the story here. I never knew Slick Willy had those kind of cajones. If only his husband could stand up to MoveOn.pinko like that. There's also video...don't miss it.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Kid on a Leash

My son started walking about a month ago at the ripe old age of 16 months. He was a late walker, but you won't hear any complaining from me. His daddy didn't walk till 18 months so I wasn't worried, just more happy that I didn't have to chase him around like a rabid dog. He's everywhere and still in the "selective hearing" stage. He is usually aimless with no destination in mind, but the thrill of getting from point A to point B is the real goal. The problem is that we travel a lot and now I worry about roaming the airport with him. I know some people would never use such an invention, but those people also probably don't have children. It's a kiddie backpack with a leash! Fantastic! I'm in love with it. They come in all different forms, but I love this monkey one. It's so cute and I know my son can't wander off. Plus, he loves having a buddy on his back and he gets to help out carrying stuff. It's awesome and I highly intend to use it for more than just travel!

Monday, October 22, 2007

COLTS v. Jax

So I'm currently sitting in front of the TV on Monday night getting ready to watch my Colts play the Jaguars. Usually I wouldn't be worried. In fact, I might even flip back & forth to Heroes. But not tonight. Jacksonville is actually 4-1 at this point. They're usually a team you look past. I'm still expecting to win handily but it probably won't be easy.

On another note...still no respect for the undeafeted Super Bowl champs. Everyone's still looking at the Pats. I don't know if it's their cover-girl QB or if Bellichik has everyone in his pockets. But it's like Notre Dame. After a couple less-than-average years, all the pundits can't WAIT for their hailed team to be back on top. Whatever. I guess my teams all do better when they're flying under the radar anyway. The pressure's off. It would just be nice to have a little respect now & then. Guess I can't have it all.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Flying Imam Class Action Lawsuit

Funny 'cuz it's true. Although the truth is what kind of makes it not funny. It's a great satire, but the truth surrounding it is really scary. Enjoy the video though!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

All Class

Well, The View just keeps getting classier and classier. Did no one learn from Rosie? I can't believe this is still on the air. Anyway, last week Barbara Walters said she wanted to "do" Nancy Pelosi's husband, followed by Whoopi saying she wanted to "do" Nancy AND her husband. I would have hoped that the Speaker of the House would have at very least, not found this hilarious but especially would have mentioned how inappropriate these comments are. But no, San Fran Nan just laughed. These are her peeps after all. Classy. But now The View is saying the F-word live on air! Wow...what a family show. I never watch this show for obvious reasons but despite the fact that I'm a stay-at-home mom, I also have a life...I'm usually never even home when it's on (thank God). Check out the clip if you dare.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hilarious Commercial

My sister turned me on to this commercial. It includes some hilarious, suggestive insults without being ultimately foul! Ha!

Monday, October 15, 2007

"Concert of Hope"

This past Saturday I had the privelege of seeing Eric Genuis in concert as a benefit for Delaware Right to Life. Genuis is a fantastic classical concert pianist who stopped doing secular concerts (a realm in which he was doing quite well) in order to use his musical talents to spread the message of life. He has a 3-year-old daughter with Down's Syndrome and talks a lot about the effects of music on our culture. He performed with violinist Eric Wuest who is absolutely fabulous as well. In fact, Wuest will be performing four concerts with Andrea Bocelli later this year! If you have a chance, check out his website and listen to some of his pieces. He is very inspiring. Especially see him in concert if you have the chance.

His most powerful testimony came after the concert at a small reception following the concert. He said the moment he knew he had to stop performing secular concerts was when he was talking to a man on a plane on the way to a show. The man told him he was about to have his first child. Eric told him congratulations and told him about his 4 children, including the baby with Down's. The man held up his hand and said, "That's great if you can handle something like that." Eric's first thought was, "Handle it? She's was God gave us!" The man proceeded to ask Eric if he thought it was merciful to bring a child into the world with a problem like Down's. Eric was shocked to think that is where we are in our culture - it's more merciful to kill an unborn child on the off chance she may not be "perfect." This is a slippery slope. Does that mean it is more merciful to kill everyone who currently exists on this Earth with Down's (or ANY other "imperfect" condition)? And if so, who will be the arbiter of perfection? Will it be the government? Scientists? Corporations? Can you imagine? Think of the impact of abortion in a grand scheme. The killing will never end until abortion does.

I urge you to check out some of Genuis' works. He really is amazing!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nobel "What" Prize??

Seriously? Has the world become so political that they give Al Gore, who has done nothing...NOTHING...for the betterment of humanity, the same award that has been received by Martin Luther King, Jr., and most importantly, Mother Teresa?? I am appalled. Of course they give the award to terrorists (Yasur Arafat) so I shouldn't be too surprised. But in the grand scheme of things, it's very sad. There are so many people out there doing wonderful things for others who are less fortunate, but they have to give this award to the left-wing poster-boy flavor of the week. Is curbing climate change really a stepping stone towards peace (even if what Gore says was actually true, and even if he wasn't a complete hypocrite on the subject)?

Apparently there have been some recent, inconvenient truths to come Al's way just before he received the award.

Hugh Hewitt's site has a pretty hilarious analysis.

Update: Just read this thanks to James Taranto:
"Back in 1991, I was one of a handful of Democrats in the United States Senate to vote in favor of the resolution endorsing the Persian Gulf War. And I felt betrayed by the first Bush administration's hasty departure from the battlefield, even as Saddam began to renew his persecution of the Kurds in the North and the Shiites in the south--groups that we had after all encouraged to rise up against Saddam."--future Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Holy Cow...

...Where have I been? Extremely busy is the answer to that. I'm back and I hope to be way more dedicated to this site from now on. For today's post, I'd like to tell you about a prayer I recently learned of. It's called Litany of Humility, and it immediately made my day better just having said it. Find it here. According to

This prayer was written by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), the secretary of state for Pope Saint Pius X. It is a very good daily prayer, especially when recited in front of a crucifix so that we can recall the humility of Christ.

You should recite the italicized responses ("deliver me, O Jesus" for the first two thirds of the prayer and "O Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it" for the final third) after each line of the litany.

Try it and see if it makes you feel as good as it did me.