I would buy up every abortion clinic in America, close them down and put up legitimate clinics for women in their place. No abortions would be available but there would be adoption services, prenatal care, etc. We would contract with job training services, WIC, homeless and domestic violence shelters along with other vital services to get women through the pregnancy and on the road to a better life for mother and child. There would be limited or no cost to the mother and at the end of the nine months we would provide you with a car seat, stroller and other baby necessities to get you started. After that I would put every last dime into getting the Personhood Amendment passed that would forbid abortion and protect the unborn child from that point on.
On my Facebook account, I have decided the next month will be dedicated to conversations between me and God. If I want to talk about a movie I saw I will do so to God. If I want to talk about the political situation I will do so with God but otherwise it will be just me and God chatting with one another. Of course the Holy Ghost and Jesus Christ will also be in the mix giving me a chance to talk to more than just Heavenly Father. But I am doing this experiment to have God be the center of my life, to have my focus be on Him and not the extraneous nonsense in the world.
I will still comment on other people status’ and I can post on other people’s walls, but my status has to be directed to God (or anyone in the Trinity) only. It is only day two and I am already wondering can I do this? Can I really not break the rules and just go into a rant about what is on my mind without directing it to God? I will also have his replies to me. Of course, I am trying to keep it in line with what I think God would really say in the situation but sometimes it is just me being a smart aleck.
Some of the posts already are funny, some are sad, some are happy, some are…well they’re just “are.” July 29th will be my last official day with my month with God. But who knows it might go longer than that. But I think it is important to remember God is in control. That we are not down here alone, that we have each other and Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to help us get through.
A month of God-will it change my life? Don’t know, but I think it will change how I see God.
I am 40 years old and I have NEVER driven in my life. So let's see, I think I could do a year, considering I have done an additional 39 as we speak. Now, I am going to tell you this utterly amazing thing on how I do it. You are not going to believe it but there are these really long vehicles with lots of seats. You get on and show this little card and they let you ride…free! That's right people absolutely free. When you want to get off you ring this bell and I swear, they stop and let you off! It is the kookiest thing. It is called….THE BUS!!! I know can you believe it?
Okay I am not going to go on about how homosexuality is wrong because all of you know how I feel about that. I think it is dangerous and leads to the death of too many fine people who shorten their lives due to their sexual practices. Okay with that said, I am going to focus on the immigration aspect of this case.
Tim Coco and Genesio Oliveira married in 2005, among the throngs who wed after same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts. But for nearly three years, they lived apart — Coco in Haverhill and Oliveira in his native Brazil — because federal law does not recognize their union.
Okay so they are “married.” Their union isn’t recognized by federal law. So what do they do? Does Oliveira give the U.S the finger and sneak in anyway? Does he falsify papers and pay a mule to get him into America? No, he does not! What does he do? Okay it is about to get crazy up in here! HE FOLLOWS THE LAW!!!! Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it! He actually follows the law? You have got to be kidding me! Okay let me rest my heart can’t take this!
He has been granted a temporary stay in America. He has one year and he is going to use that year to gain legal residency. Oh my goodness, he is following the law again! Will wonders never cease? He is actually going to use this opportunity to become…wait for it….A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!! So you know what I say to Genesio Oliveira? WELCOME TO AMERICA!!! Thank you for playing by the rules. You spent a lot of your money to enter this country legally. The law wasn’t on your side but you found a way to work within the law to achieve your results. That is how immigration is done folks! I have nothing but respect for Genesio because he has shown my country and my people respect by working within our legal system to obtain his goal of being with his partner. Sure we will probably be duking it out over gay marriage later on, but in the meantime, thank you Genesio for being a man of honor and treating my country with the respect it deserves. Now how’s that for a homophobe?
Photo by: David Kamerman for The Boston Globe
Since America is a little slow on the uptake and didn’t seem to get this the first time around when I wrote it in 2006 (It appeared on Laptop America June 12, 2006. ) I think it is time I shared it again. Maybe with the passage of SB 1070 people are more willing to listen this time around. Let’s hope so.
If everyone was worried about their responsibilities as they are about their rights, rights would be irrelevant. ~Innervessel.com
With all the talks about rights being splashed over the news lately, especially so called immigrant rights, I have come to the conclusion that these people may have something here. So I have decided maybe I should follow suit.
This is what I am going to do – I am going to break into Denzel Washington’s place and force him to take care of me and my son. Except it won’t be breaking in per se, I will just be ‘immigrating’ to his place. You see, my apartment is really small – no bedroom. Not even a window in the living room. While Denzel lives in a nice big mansion, I am sure he has more than enough room for the both of us and me my son deserve a “better life.” So this won’t be a home invasion – nope I am doing nothing criminally wrong, I am just immigrating to a posher pad.True, I am immigrating from Crenshaw instead of Mexico or El Salvador, but what’s the diff?
And since Denzel has a far superior income, he can pay for my child’s
education, my medication, and other life necessities. But hey, I am a good sport, I’ll babysit or plant a garden and then I can talk about how deserving I am of Denzel’s wealth. I will even start putting on airs and say how Denzel really needs me more than I need him and how did he ever survive before I broke into his place? Of course, why stop there? I mean as long as Denzel is footing the bill anyway, I might as well marry him and really be entitled to his income. Besides if I get sick and I am hospitalized, I want to make sure Denzel could come and visit me. Wouldn’t you want to visit your home invader/wife in the hospital if you could? (If for no other reason then to suffocate them with a pillow?) I mean they might not let him in if he was just my employer. [Though when I was sick with cancer, I had relatives, non-relatives, former relatives and my boyfriend all converged on my room – IT WAS GREAT!!! It looked like House Party in my room. But yeah they are real sticklers about visitors!]
Not only that, there is status in being his wife, more so than in just being his nanny or gardener and not that I pay taxes, but if I did I could get a break or two. Its all about the Benjamins!
Besides, this one woman, one man nonsense is really encroaching on my ‘right’ to marry. Look as hard as you want, you won’t find a same sex marriage in the Bible, but you will find plenty that practiced polygamy, so I can just say the government is infringing on my ‘religious right’ to practice polygamy. I am sure Pauletta won’t mind sharing Denzel and if she does – tough – I mean it is MY RIGHT to marry who I want and I want to marry Denzel. Granted, I will be messing up his five kids lives, but that is really not my concern – my concern is only for me and Adonai. I need a husband, Adonai needs a father and it is time I start enforcing my rights.
Now do the above scenarios sound as outlandish to you as they do to me (and I am sure Denzel doesn’t like the sound of it either)? Yet, these same arguments are used everyday in the immigration and gay rights movement. They claim to have these rights that no one else has. The illegals claim they have a right to come to our country, break our laws and “make a better life for themselves” at our expense. The gays claim they have a right to redefine marriage in a way that most pleases them and everyone else can take a flying leap. Yet if you look at the marriage argument it is all about what monetary benefits they can get out of it, not about dedicating their life to one person, being faithful and raising a family.
Of course, if I did try my ‘immigration’ plan I would spend the next twenty years in Sybil Brand. That is if Denzel didn’t kill this psychotic woman who broke into his house and demanded her own version of ‘amnesty’ while simultaneously enforcing her ‘right to marry.’ Of course, if Denzel didn’t do it, I am sure Pauletta would. These two movements have to be the two worst ones in the course of human history. They are based on nothing but selfish demands and greed. Denzel owes me a “better life” the way the US owes the rest of the world one. Denzel owes me a marriage the way we owe gays one. These movements are not based on bettering society but bettering their own wallets. It is not about contributing positively to society but furthering their own narcissitic agenda. It is about trying to silence their opposition. It is about stamping out freedom. It is not about democracy but blatant socialism. Socialism has been the cause for more deaths and more ruined lives than capitalism could ever attempt to destroy.
Just like Denzel, Pauletta and their children don’t deserve to be held hostage by my insane immigration scenario and neither do the rest of us. You can’t tell me that if I broke in Denzel’s house he would be, “Sure Dena, you and Adonai can stay as long as you want, in fact, why don’t you move your entire family in – we don’t mind.” Okay, maybe after his lobotomy or some serious stroke he might be open to me taking over his house, but otherwise I just don’t see that happening. Yet we are supposed to be so accomodating as to allow crimnals free reign – that makes no sense. It goes against human nature, first of all. You protect your own. It is completely unnatural to allow others to harm you and WELCOME IT! When did we become a nation of sadists?
The more we succumb to these two particular movements the worse off we get.
Imagine, if after I took over Denzel’s place, I forbid him and his family to ever discuss what I had done in anything but rosy terms. If they talked about my behavior in any sort of derogatory terms I would lock them in a closet for days on end. Well, that describes hate crime legislation in a nutshell. It penalizes peoople for telling the truth about homosexuality. The gay movement wants unfettered freedom to do whatever they want but they want to make sure our freedom is severely restricted. It is about bringing society down to their gutter level.
Denzel deserves a life of happiness and so do I but I don’t get to force my idea of happiness for me on him and make him suffer the consequences for it. Trust me, if I am ever in Denzel’s house someday it is because we met, had a great conversation and he invited me over. You know the way we do with legal immigrants. And the only way I will ever be his “wife” is by playing such a role in one of his movies. Not by judicial activism and forcing my views of marriage onto him and the rest of society.
In closing, if these two groups weren’t so dastardly and bent on destroying the last fabric of morality in this country – they would be the two most pathetic movements to ever take form. Pathetic or not, we need to stand up to them and let them know if they really want to take us on, they better watch out because they are going to lose!
Not everyone who ages becomes a dinosaur but some do. My aunt, Ciwa Griffiths was in her 90’s and was as computer and internet savvy as the younger generation. She had her faculties until the day that she died. I state this to illustrate that being out of step with the times has nothing to do with one’s age. Paul McCartney is clearly out of step with the times.
In an interview with CNS News Paul McCartney is saying the internet hurting young musicians because of downloading, they are not getting paid for their work. (Yeah, because we know everyone got paid their royalties before the Internet…NOT!!! What was the problem then? I guess it was the typewriter’s fault for not automatically typing out the check!)
To act like this is some new problem and that the internet has musicians everywhere starving is such a load of nonsense. If anything the internet helps young musicians get their songs out that they wouldn’t have had an opportunity to do before. They can grow their fan base on sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. They are able to produce their own music without the aid of a record company. It is not that the internet is hurting young musicians because young musicians have always known how to hustle. It is that the internet is hurting the record companies. Which is the real problem not the internet.
Paul is quoted by CNS News as saying: [the] Internet is “breaking down” the royalty system for young singers and has created a need for “a nice, fair system where whoever does something that’s really successful, should get paid for it.” He also said it is “unfair” for a person with a hit song who has a “young family” to support to not get paid royalties for his work.
I agree, I think all people should get paid for their work. And I think we have come up with a way. Ever hear of Itunes Paul? People pay a company 99 cents or whatever, download the music and then the artist can get paid that way through his record label. Now granted royalties are only 9 cents on a dollar anyway. But that 9 cents can add up. This way the consumer is only paying for the songs they want without buying filler.
Next, I don’t know about you but I get hit up by young people selling me their cds on the streets all the time when I am up in Hollywood. They burn it on their computer, do the artwork themselves, label it and sell it-all of it 100% profit. So say it cost 3 dollars to produce and they are selling it for between 5 and 10 dollars, they are getting more than the 9 cents royalty they would be entitled to under the law. It makes more sense for them to do it themselves.
Please stop pretending you care about the “young musicians” Paul when you, yourself admit to putting people out of work as songwriters when you and the Beatles were making music.
“What used to happen before we came on the scene was people used to have writers,” said McCartney. “So, someone like Elvis would have people writing his stuff for him, [Jerry] Leiber and [Mike] Stoller, people like that. We kind of upset the boat a little bit because we came along and we were writing our own stuff, so we put a lot of those guys out of work, which was okay for us, not so good for them.
Obviously you weren’t looking out for their “young families” that were starving because you were writing your own music. But hey it is okay for you to the buck the trend in your youth but it is not okay for the youth to do it today. The young people today are putting you out of work and that is what really is at the root of all this. It is not that the royalties are not being paid, because trust me these young musicians are getting paid! It is that they are not doing the “old-fashioned” way. They are doing it their way!