Sunday, August 31, 2008

voting pro life

I have a question for those who vote pro life, or those running on a pro life platform.

If you want me to vote for a candidate to save an unborn child from being aborted I have to know what else you do.

Do you are you candidate support legislation to aid unwed mothers? To educate them? To educate the child as it grows? Do you provide legislation and funds to provide subsidized housing for women who have children and no homes?

Do you vote for legislation to feed the child and mother? Do you vote for aid to dependent children? Do you vote to extend child care programs? Do you vote for legislation to provide medical care for the mother and child? Do you vote for or enact legislation to help hanidcaped children? Do you vote to have fathers who fail to support their children held accountable for the economic welfare of that child?

Or do you just say "abortion is bad" and then leave the reality of raising that child to the woman alone without support?

Are you going to parade about saying you dont' beleive in the murder of innocent children, and then vote to send innocent young men to fight a war?

How have you personally helped a woman to avoid abortion? Have yo paid for pre-natal or post-nalal medical expences if not, why not? Have you bought clothes for a young mother who can't afford them? Have you bought diapers or food for a young motner who did not abort her child? Would you adopt an "unwanted" child? Why not? Is it too expensive for YOU to raise a child? If so then why isnt' it too expensive for the woman who caried and delivered the child?

Are you going to tell me that you are voting according to your Christian moral principles and then deny the basics of daily life because they cost too much?

Put your money where your mouth is if you want me to vote pro life show me you ARE pro life and don't just show me lip service.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Palin is no Clinton

Do the Republicans think women who wanted Hilliary are so stupid that they will vote for a woman, any woman?

I just hope women are stong enough to THINK on their own and vote what THEY want, not what their husband wants. I hope women see Palin for what she is - a spoiler.

My husband seems to think the Palin choice was good for McCain. I think it was good for Obama.

I can't wait to see Palin open her mouth and say something. I want someone to really quiz her on her experience or lack thereof.

I want to know if she has ever traveled extensively in the USA, or is she "totally Alaska locked" in her knowledge of what America wants. I want to know how she can understand the wants and needs of the rust belt voter. Does she understand the people in Maine? Florida? Mississippi? New Jersey? Tennessee? If not, what the heck makes her think she's qualified to run the country if she has no experience of it?

I want to know if she knows what a single mom with a Downs Syndrome woman needs. I want to know what she understands about alternate energy. Or is she so pro oil that that's all she knows? I want to know what she knows about international relations and economics. What about foreigh trade? What about deficiet spending? What about budgets (and I don't mean the cost of jello in the supermarket.) What about terrorism? What are her thoughts on a pull out of Iraq?

I want to know how many natural disasters she's had to handle. How will she handle the inbalance in the health care system? What are her views, but more importantly what is her experience?

I wanted Hilliary over Obama, but I want Obama over McCain. Now more than ever. God help us if McCain wins and dies. If you think W was bad, imagine someone even less qualified running our country.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


My sister has a new job.

They offer great benefits.

But I wonder about what our lifestyle is coming to.

They offer health insurance for employee and family members.

They also offer pet insurance.

Pet insurance.

Some people in the USA can't afford to insure their dependents, and yet part of the benefits package includes pets?

Are our animals more important than our offspring?

One wonders

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