Monday, June 29, 2009

Memories

This past weekend was our anniversary and it brought about a lot of reflection. We've come a long way since we've been married and especially since we started dating. Even though everyone (rightly so) thinks their mate is the best ever, I am convinced that PJ was made for me and vice versa. He is a wonderful man and it's been such a blessing watching him grow closer to his Heavenly Father this year and becoming an example for me. Even though he's only been a member for 6 months, people think he's been a life long member. We (of course) started out a little rocky and didn't really plan things out. I was going to try to finish a degree in Musical Theatre while he worked and then when I finished it would be his turn but it truly wasn't in the cards to do that. Closer to Christmas we had 3 jobs and 20 hrs to share between us, but paid tithing and always had enough. We didn't eat out every night or have real food (a lot of Hamburger Helper) but we ate! Then PJ got his job down here and as much as I hated moving down here, I love it now. I love the ward here and how everything is at our finger tips. We have saved up enough money for PJ to go back to school so he should be starting that in the fall and going to the temple in December!

PJ's grandma also passed away on Fathers Day so we get to share our anniversary with memories of her. Even though it sounds morbid, it was a very spiritual experience watching her die. She was asleep on her couch and her breathing slowly stopped and laid there peacefully. I felt an overwhelming feeling of the spirit there and after a while I knew that she was safe in her designated area ready to learn about the gospel and I felt at peace. She was a lovely lady and amid a lot of scrutiny and complaints from the other side of the family, she always welcomed us.

So this next year (hopefully) holds school, temple work, new promises, more fights, more growing, more family. I have also learned that I have a lot to learn. Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"More Than Meets the Eye"

Last night we had the pleasure (thanks Latchow's!) of seeing Transformers II. PJ and I talked a long time about it last night afterwords and we come up with 2 stars. It didn't have much of a plot even though they tried to pack a lot of information in and there was a lot, A LOT of exploding, banging, screeching metel. We sat on the sides next to the speakers and it was almost unbearable how loud it was. It had everything in there that people go to see movies for: fighting, sex, and some funnies.

That was a redeemable part. Especially in the begining there were very clever jokes but it got to the point that they were rambling off and would sneak jokes in there while things were blowing up and eventually there was major lag as to where you were understanding the "story" and where the "story" was progressing. For 3 hrs. Yes it was 3 hrs long. :0

Overall I am thankful we could go and hang out, but I wouldn't buy it nor would I suggest you see it in theatre. It will make a perfectly good dollar theatre movie.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fun Facts

So this one's going to be a little bit more random, but still informative!

TMI alert!! So this week is sugar pill week (is the most modest way I can say it) and it always helps us breath a sigh of relief. I live another month not being preggers. As much as I've talked about this to my sister (her constantly telling me I'm fine, I shouldn't worry) I've worried about it every since I realized that's what my "visitor" meant. I started having my "visitor" kinda young, but even still I always feared I was pregnant right before she came, and once she was here I would always breathe a sigh of relief. Strange but true

Also, last night PJ and I took a date to the dollar theatre to see Knowing. Spoiler alert (although I don't reccomend it) it's totally a Sci-Fi movie and from previous posts you should know how I feel about that. The premise? At the end of the world aliens will come down, take two "special" children to a new world to begin another non-important existance. The really disturbing parts? It referenced the Bible! There was a reference to Ezekiel and the 2 wheels he saw which was explained as that was the portal the aliens took the kids in. The dad (Nicholas Cage) and his son would also always say that they were going to be together forever, although old St. Nick didn't believe in heaven and aliens took his son. Lastly, when the kids got dropped off on their new planet to do their deal, there was a tree of life! Choose one Hollywood. Either there are aliens taking care of it all and we lead a useless existance, or God is in control and there is a rhyme and a reason. sheesh. I'm speculating Tom Cruise was the executive producer.

Lastly, I hate sweating. While I'm working out I love it because I feel like I'm getting some headway, but while grocery shopping? I had to cool down with ice cream and a nice cold coke. There's just nothing like sitting down during a hot summer's day and drinking coke. My exersize might be to no avail this summer...

And finally, I can't spell. Please don't hold it against me. It has been a family joke ever since I started reading. PJ brought to my attn. that in the last post capitolism was spelled wrong... sorry. Many more mistakes to come!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Modest Proposal

"Hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed." -Charles Darwin

"Let us but extend our vision from immediate suffering to the prospective suffering of the countless unborn descendents of our present unfit and ask ourselves the question, why should they be born? Havelock Elis well says 'The superficially sympathetic man flings a coin to the begger; the more deeply sympathetic man builds an almshouse for him so that he need no longer beg; but perhaps the most sympathetic of all is the man who arranges that the begger shall not be born'." -Michael Guyer

Eugenics. While it can be explained in a both positve and negative way, either way it's sick. Definition: the study of, or belief in, the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits.

During the depression is when eugencis first became wide spread. Scientists decided that insanity was inheritable and as an attempt to have a perfect society and stop the assylums from becomming over run, scientists decided it would be best to sterilyze these people. Then it spread to those in jail. They believed that feeblemindedness was inheritable and criminals would only raise criminals so these men (mostly) should be sterilyzed. The first of supreme court hearings about eugenics involved a teenage girl who had been raised by foster parents since her mother was sent to an insane assylum. The teenage girl was raped and ended up pregnant, but her foster parents said that she was feebleminded and uncontrolable and sent her to the assylum. As the nurse was examining the 7 month old baby, she described the baby has having a strange look to it and was convinced that the "feeblemindedness" was passed down to the third generation.

Most times eugenics is only talked about because of Hitler. Hitler wanted the perfect race in his country as well, but we were actually one of the first to pass laws to allow sterilization of those deemed unfit for society. A new york times paper actually reported "the Nazi program, upon examination, turned out to be little different from those advocated in every civilized country. Germany is by no means the first to enact laws to permit or compel sterilization of hereditary mental defectives. Some 15,000 unfortunates have thus far been harmlessly and humanely operated upon in the united states to prevent them from propagating their own kind." One of the major proponents for eugenics in America was Margaret Sanger who started birth control programs so women could have "more control" over their bodies. "Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924."

So what does this have to do with today? Allow me to 'splain. In a recent discussion with Congressman Fortenberry, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State appointed by Mr. President Obama stated that she admired Margaret Sanger. Besides her wanting to promote "planned parenthood" and the bringing up of the perfect race, she was also an avid socialist, blaming what she saw as the evils of contemporary capitalism for the unsatisfactory conditions of young white working-class women.

She is not the only eugenicist against capitalism. Actually most who support eugenics declare "democracy dangerous and dream of an America which would approach more nearly to the ideal aristocracy of talent which Plato dreamed than any previous civilization has." They insisted "without a new reverence for superiority, a new application of the technical methods of science to their social and political affairs, they will not, because they cannot, rule themselves wisely and well."

So let's tie this all together. Secretary of State supports and admires Margaret Sanger, a euginicist who, like her fellow euginicists, support a doing away with "bad society" (whether it be killing them off or sterlizing them [as a side-side note Planned Parenthood was started by Margaret Sanger to try to influence the poor to not reproduce. When an undercover student went into Planned Parenthood they immediately referred her to a doctor to have an abortion. And not just one clinic, all clinics she went to, which was about 30]) and support the doing away with Capitolism since capitolism in itself is the devil. Where this really comes into play is with Universal Healthcare. I kid you not. Government (including Roosevelt) has supported euginics in the past. They already have shown their inability to handle money. In every other country where healthcare is universal, they government runs out of money and waiting lists for treatment for a finger run years. So what do you think will happen when Universal healthcare is in place and government sees that their running low on money? Well, we can pay for your first pregnancy, but after that your on your own. Or we see that your child will have down syndrome and we can't afford to have another "flawed" child so you will need to abort. As recently as the 1970's, 100,000 people had been sterilized under federal health and welfare programs. Doctors told some women in labor that their babies would not be delivered unless they consented to sterilization; welfare authorities inisisted that, if their young clients were not sterilized, they would lose their welfare benefits. If government has control over your life, your very health, they are entitled to do whatever is necessary to save them the most money possible. Just like Communist China can control whether or not their society can even have children, a socialist health care system can control what you eat, how you excersize, and especially what you will create for their community.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Signs Clovers and their Blue Moons

Sunday night PJ and I stayed up and watched the only close to wholesome movie we could find on TV: Signs. I really liked the movie when it first came out because I liked that someone was saying things are not left up to fate, things are not coincedences, things happen for a reason. But this time watching it with PJ, I couldn't stop asking questions, mostly raised by the alien sci-fi nature of the movie. I have never liked Sci-fi things because aliens, well talk about ubserd theories. Yes I believe that it is very probable that life exists beyond this planet, but I don't think life is any different anywhere else. The laws of nature as I see it would exist the same billions of lightyears away-and if history repeats itself on this earth, it'll repeat itself on other earths. If God created everything, created us in His image and we look like we do, then if He were to create life in other places, He would use the same formula. Then there are those who don't believe in God and believe in Aliens. What makes more sense. That is how I'm approaching things these days, because people... just get carried away.

In case you don't know, the basic theory of aliens is that they are a supreme, supernatural life form who are more intelligent than us. Since they are so intelligent, they then fly through outerspace to Earth and mess up people's crops by drawing cirlces in them. This is supposed to be away to communicate. :/ If Aliens are more intelligent than us why would they draw in our corn? There's another theory: that aliens created us. Yes that's right, Aliens came to Earth, sprouted seed with monkeys, and that's how we were formed. Once again though, I must reiterate. If Aliens created us... why wouldn't they be able to speak one of the hundreds of languages we have? Also that as we evolved from monkeys Aliens look differently because they evolved from some other life form. The most suggested is... dinosaurs.

The last theory also brings to mind a similar theory: Evolution. I don't doubt that things evolve after time, that survival of the fittest is natures way of correcting itself. It is plausible that modern day reptiles evolved from dinosaurs, thus there aren't any huge lizards marching around the earth. But if we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Why are monkeys endangered? Why can't smaller monkeys evolve to gorrillas and help them to stop becoming extinct. Why don't we throw fecies at people to get away from us? Now that, that makes some sense.