Monday, May 18, 2009
This past winter I put on 15 pounds that I have not been able to shed. Genetics are not to blame and it is not the fault of the previous administration. I am not a victim. Since I can't blame my parents or the government I need to take personal responsibility. Taking personal responsibility is not the current vogue, though it was a concept that I was raised with and tried to inculcate to my children - they learned the lesson well. I found a website that explains my added weight and girth. Scroll down the left side of the site and you can see the things that appeal to me. Forget the arugula, give me protein and fats. Shame? No, that is just the way it is. Weird Al explains it in this video, "Fat"
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I was raised to be a Notre Dame fan: Catholic and born 8 miles from there, on the other side of the Michigan border, I remember learning the fight song as a kid.
I remember watching the Irish play football, and cheering away. No longer.
While this is not a religious website, my religion has shaped who I am, and what I believe. One of the things that I believe in strongly, is that children are children from conception, and that Abortion is nothing by legalized infanticide--that is, murder. It is, in my opinion, no less horifying than the ancient Greeks leaving unwanted babes on a hillside to die of exposure.
Anyone who has held a child in their arms has, in my opinion, witnessed a no-shit miracle.
Notre Dame, a Catholic college, has a responsibility to uphold the teachings of the Roman Catholic church. That is:
"it cannot be safely taught in Catholic schools that it is lawful to perform . . . any surgical operation which is directly destructive of the life of the fetus or the mother."--Tribunal of the Holy Office, 1889
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is very, very clear on this topic.
Then, the faculty go an present Obama with an honorary degree, to which he then proceeds to cloud the issue by using political double-speak, like calling for "Fair Minded Debate". Debate? About Murder? We aren't talking climate science here, we are talking about children's lives!
I believe that by honoring the accomplishments of this man, the University is passively supporting his policies. I call for their censure.