Monday, January 26, 2009

Nancy Pelosi never ceases to amaze me

Over the past year, I have gotten really interested in politics, so every now and then I'll have to blog about current events/politics.

I recently came across an interesting way to save money in the United States. I was quite shocked when I read these words from Nancy Pelosi.

"We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy." You may be thinking, "That's not so shocking. In fact, that's quite true." Yes, we do need to take responsibility for our gross spending, our need to keep up with the Joneses by accumulating massive credit card debt and buying houses that cost more than what we make in lifetime. If someone spent too much money, they should face the consequences (even though businesses and banks are receiving a bailout...that's a completely separate issue for another day). We very much have a responsibility to budget and spend money wisely. I mean, whatever happened to saving money?? Anyway, I digress.

Back to Nancy Pelosi's statement:
Apparently she wasn't talking about making the government save money by not going through with the bailout nor was she advocating that we as a people be more responsible with our finances. Nancy Pelosi's great solution to the problems of the economy is ABORTION! Are you kidding me?! She advocates abortion as a means to save the economy. How does this work? Well, the national government gives the state's money to perform abortions. If someone decides that they don't want to go through with their pregnancy, just take a stroll down to your local abortion clinic and have him/her (no, the baby is not an "it" even at conception) taken care of. Getting rid of unwanted children saves tax payers and the government money by cutting down the cost of welfare and health care. I'm so glad we're advocating murder as a means to save money. I find it funny that this same woman is very much opposed to the death penalty even though prisons are overcrowded and it costs more to take care of prisoners than it does to take care of a child.

She says:
"Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception[i.e. abortion], will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."

When asked if she gives any apologies for this, she says:
"No apologies. No. We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy. Food stamps, unemployment insurance, some of the initiatives you just mentioned.[Basically she's saying that these companies with their excessive spending caused the things she mentioned, yet they get a bailout and we kill innocent children in the process.] What the economists have told us from right to left: There is more bang for the buck, a term they use, by investing in food stamps and in unemployment insurance than in any tax cut. Nonetheless, we are committed to the tax cuts because they do have a positive impact on the economy, even though not as big as the investments."
We're committed to giving money to companies who grossly mismanaged their money, yet we are not willing to invest in the lives of poor, helpless children who did not make the choice of being conceived. Now we can continue to bailout the irresponsible, yet this time the bailout costs human lives. Instead of punishing the cause of the economic downturn, we are preventing it from happening further by killing children who would be using the food stamps and health care, because their parents are irresponsible for having unprotected sex and mooching off the system. Why not give the food stamps and healthcare to the children and take it away from the irresponsible parents. Once again, the national government has come up with another "quick-fix" to a problem. First a bailout and now murder. These are obviously the only 2 options out there. Good job Nancy! I'm glad you did you homework!

Monday, January 12, 2009

33 Days Until the Half-Marathon

33 days from now on February 15th, I will be running my first half-marathon! I'm very excited! I have a running blog ( that documents my training for this event, so check that out.

I'm gearing up for a new semester, which is always fun but definitely stressful. I have more on my plate now than I ever have. I rarely have time to stop and breathe, but I wouldn't change my life at all. It's definitely crazy and chaotic, but I'm so blessed. I just wrote a lengthy running blog, so this one will be short. I'm just trying to get organized and stay that way, so my life will be less stressful and I'll have more time to do fun stuff. I'll post something more exciting later. Check out the running blog for now!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thoughts on a Rainy Day

As I journey through this thing called life, I realize that I do not belong here, but I have been placed here for a specific purpose. I long to be with my Father and bask in the amazing awesomeness that is the Triune God. I yearn for the day when I can sit in my Savior's presence and truly worship Him in a perfect and pure worship without guilt or doubt. I truly long to be without pain, or anger, or trials, and to be in a place where suffering no longer exists and where it doesn't matter what you look like or how much you own. The only thing that matters is worshipping the One who created each of us, the One who sent His Son to die so that I might sit in His presence. In thinking about this picture and the hope that I one day have, I realize how much more urgent I need to be in telling others about Christ. Others need to have the same longing I have and need to know that their suffering will one day end. I'm haunted by the question "If I truly love God as much as I say I do, then why am I not telling everyone I meet about the hope that I have, which is the hope they too can have?" Why do my actions not line up with my words? Do my thoughts even match up to what I say? What will I do about this question that clangs through my ears and pervades my entire being? I could either let it continue to drag me down and make me feel guilty, or I could actually do something about it and truly live my words. This is a daily choice, and sometimes and hourly choice. I make this choice every time I encounter an individual. I choose who I will tell about Christ, which is a flawed system. I shouldn't pick and choose, but I should proclaim this to everyone. After all, Jesus didn't pick and choose based on who He liked or who looked nice or who contributed the most money. He chose all. How can I be choosy, when the Creator of the universe humbled Himself to save all?