Wednesday, September 2, 2009

lets stir things up a little

im going to piss some people off quite a bit maybe. but thats not my intention. i want to get people thinking, talking, and perhaps start to get things through to our leaders, from local all the way to the feds.

Lets start with a major hot button issue.... Abortion.
I seriously doubt anyone actually likes abortion. I doubt anyone is "pro abortion" its more like pro choice. Just like it is not "anti women's rights" and more like pro life. Before I go into my spill about this, I am pro choice.... to a point. I don't like it, but do believe it needs to remain legal for some cases. People it is legal as of now, and needs to remain that way, with restrictions. Okay, this is what I am talking about. Rape (date, violent, etc) and incest/ molestation are the biggest reasons why. I have heard that a woman can not get pregnant from a rape, something about the woman's body shuts down if she is forced, but what about drug induced? Or how can you be 1000000000% sure that she won't? Say abortion is done away with, your wife, daughter, girlfriend, sister, mom, friend, whoever is raped. You mean to tell me that you want those doctors to come and say, "You're pregnant, but even though it is a result of this horrible traumatic experience, due to current law, you have to suck it up and carry this fetus to birth." Please people, more than likely every time she looks at her baby, shes going to be sick, knowing where it came from. Forget the baby, her belly, before it is born. Rapes are hard enough to get over with, but legally forcing a woman to live with the result, is just as bad. Don't mention adoption, she gave the kid up lets say. Because shes sick of where they came from. But the kid finds her. Thats not fair to her, or the kid. She may be fine with seeing them. But if shes not, it will bring up everything she tried to forget. And if they do say a woman can not have one b/c of rape, then they will have to charge her with the same crime if she does anything to try to abort herself.
Now, I did say there needs to be restrictions. I agree that the powers that be so to speak have no rights to know our medical standing, but a line does have to be drawn. Here is an example. A real one. My wife used to work with a girl we will call KC. This girl had an abortion. Then, about 3, no more than 4 months later, had another one. Here is the real kicker. They had the exact same health insurance plan through their job. We were paying the doctor's co-pay and the drug co-pay for birth control. KC had the abortion 100% covered. It was cheaper to spread the legs, get knocked up, then have an abortion, than to be responsible and use precautions. Now yes, KC did take it hard, both times. But she should have learned from the first one. So here's my point,.... a woman is having repeated abortions, instead of being responsible, thats wrong. That needs to be stopped. And I do mean STOPPED. Whether or not it is a financial burden on her or not. (the cost of the procedure) Perhaps forced birth control. Obviously something is not right in her head. Or lets say there is a crack head whore, that baby is going to have a really rough life, the option should be there, and perhaps in certain instances, mandatory. What if the mother will die, no way around it if she carries to term/ delivers it? I do not want you to say sorry you will die, but we can not abort. And oh, more than likely the baby will too, but we can't abort. Now yes, medical advances are being made every day, and this is unlikely,... but possible.
All that aside, here is the biggest issue. Abortion is now illegal, anyone who performs one goes to jail, self inflicted or not. Mothers do not want the babies. Where are they going? Who is going to take care of them? I will tell you who, the tax payer ultimately. Yeah, there are charities, and adoptions, but most will end up in the system. Which is just like our prisons, over crowded. We fund that. Foster parents get checks for each kid every month. We pay that. While most are probably good people, not all are. Kids get neglected, abused, or what ever. And some kids get bounced around, they never know stability. Which can lead to more problems. It may not, but it can.
So to wrap up my thoughts for now.... Abortion is unfortuantely a necessary evil. It just needs to be done "right". That is until we can fix our many other problems in our country/ lives, so we can answer every question I have raised, and all the others that would be raised if they over turn Roe vs. Wade.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

movie review- "Watchmen"

i recently watched "The Watchmen" movie on dvd. Not knowing the story other than fom the previews, and hearing a little about it, i watched it. I liked it, a little strange, and minutely hard to follow (if you get up w/o pausing (i didnt) you could get lost) but it was really cool. im hoping to read the graphic novel and see how it is. yes, you see penis, but not the whole movie (thank god, its almost 3 hours) and you barely see it in the 4 maybe 5 scenes. it looks like a twinkie. besides i read a review, that its digital. and since the character is "detatched from humanity" it makes since, being naked doesnt mean a thing. nor does time, or anything.
it is a very violent movie, but people, Kill Bill is WAY more violent and bloody. i highly reccomend the movie.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I'mmmmm BaaAAAack!

For those of you who read my posts regularly, you should know by the title, this is more than an update of whats in my life.

For a while I have heard talk about our oh so wonderful politicians are thinking about an "obesity tax". If you don't know what this would be, it is an added tax on sodas, and juices. Because they contribute to us being overweight, or so the politicians say. I honestly didnt think anything would ever come of this,.. until a week or so ago.

I work for Pepsi Bottling Ventures in Wilmington, NC. We are the third largest bottler for Pepsi in the U.S. When I went to work, there were a stack of petitions, and a sign saying that congress was set to vote on making this tax real. Uh-oh.

I have not heard if this passed or not, but if it didn't, I am sure that it is not over if it did not.

Here are my concerns over this whole new tax they want.
1. Just what are they going to use this money for? Probably to line their pockets. It should be written into law that if this passes that the money will go to fund a national healthcare system. I am talking basically free for all. Or at the very least, free up until age 16 or so.
2. Are they crazy? We are in a recession, possibly a depression. People are losing jobs, houses, and all sorts of other problems, do they not realize that an additonal tax, espescially one like this would hurt everyone, espescially those already hurting? This new tax could even affect my job. Slim chance, but still possible.
3. Where will it stop? Please, sodas and juice drinks? While we are at it why not tax alcohol (although i have heard of a new one for that alone too)? It causes some weight gain. And oh, why not add on tobbacco? People use it, lose stamina, get lazy, then overweight. Oh, oh! Add on movies, television, and video games! All these cause us to sit on our asses instead of moving around! How about an added tax to gas, or at least one to drive our cars! If we all walked or used some kind of human transportation (bikes, boards, skates, feet) we would be getting excersise, thus not getting fat! Oh, how about a food tax. Any thing deemed unhealthy is taxed more. (candy, chips, fast food, snacks, appetizers, ice cream) The list goes on and on of what contributes to us gaining weight!

People pass this around! Tell your friends. email this around! We are responsible for our lives. Yes, that monster piece of cheesecake sounds good, but you just had that medium rare steak with blue cheese melted on it, with a side salad with buttermilk ranch dressing somthering it, a glass or high end red wine, and a baked potatoe somthered in butter, cheese, and REAL bacon. But take a pass. If you eat just one double cheeseburger combo, you are satisfied, and can still funtion, but that Big Mac combo stuffs you, and you can't. We are ultimately resposible for what we put into our bodies. We can not let the government tell us otherwise. ( i know that some people have medical disorders where they cant stop eating, but they are responsible for seeking help, thus they have some control) For the next thing we know the government will be placing a tax on us just to be alive,... ALL FOR OUR OWN GOOD. because you know, we have no idea whats best for us, THEY DO.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

hello again

I have been so busy recently. But of course its summer, so its no surprise. But.. guess who turned 2 on the 7th. yep thats right shes 2. we (just mommy, her, and I) did some stuff together. we went to Chick-fi-lay for breakfast, and she played in the playplace. went to the mall, got a cookie, and played some more, then Chuck-e-Cheese's. that was very tiring. But nothing compared to Saturday the 11th. that was her big party. she had a blast, and racked up on the loot. towards the end of presents she got the idea. barely had one open and reached for the next. i think she was more interested in opening than what they were.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


got the call. we have the right antibiotic. figurerd we did though. she acts like everything is good. thanx for your prayers all. now we just got to hope this wont be a reoccurring thing

Monday, May 25, 2009

changes changes

well at work they are changing the routes again. im still at walmart, but now on friday and saturday i am alot closer to home. like almost next door. yeah! but the downfall is 3 food lions. which will REALLY bite when FL goes on sale.

also, please keep my little Carly in your prayers. she has a kidney infection, diagnosed on Sat. the piss test wont be done til Wed, to see if it is genetic or something more serious. shes fine right now. playing running and such. as long as she has her messin (her word for medicine).

talk more later all

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

hello, is anybody out there?

hellooooo, is anybody out there, can anybody hear me? .... just kidding, a reference to pink floyd.

anyways, i know i have been gone a while. going into peak season again. just last week i had like 70 hours. granted i did work extra, but boy was i tired, still am. i have new carly pics, i know on myspace, and i think some on facebook.

she had a great easter, really hunted for eggs. and was soooo excited to find chocolate in the eggs. not to sound sexist or sterotypical, but she is definately a girl. LOVES fact she will chew threw a wrapper if you dont take it fast enough to stop her, or just to open it.

she is so freakin smart. loves to potty on the big one, yes.. the BIG one. (whith her seat of course), and she knows when she has to go usually. now, to work on poop. and just this morning she looked at my bare belly, pointed at my belly button, and told me what it was. i asked her where hers was, and she showed me. however when asked where mommy's was, she pointed at her own. well i will try to write more later. hope everyone is well.