Friday, October 31, 2008
Happy Halloween!... and enjoy autumn's grand beauty... despite election ugliness
Yes, that is Lil Man dressed up as a batty-bat, and BabyGirl as a glittery blue rose-fairy princess... and yes... Lil Man swiped the blue rose "magic wand" outta his sister's hands and seconds after this pix was taken, he popped the giant flower into his mouth...sigh. Good thing BabyGirl is so patient with him and his antics, eh? And even though you can't tell, Lil Man is wearing only half of his costume. Why? Because despite the fact that the costume is a size 2T, and he is only 19 months old, we had to cut the bottom half off of the costume because his long legs wouldn't fit-- leaving us with just the bat cape/wings and fuzzy hood and body to squeeze his 31+lbs into. At this rate of growth, how ever will we feed this kid when he's a teenager?
And despite the insanity of election time, I L-O-V-E this time of year. Not only is autumn gorgeous with it's awesomely crisp weather and colors, but with fall comes my 3 favorite celebrations:
1.) My wedding anniversary on October 23rd (it was our 9th this year... and yes... we still rock each other worlds!)
2.) Halloween (the most misunderstood and hallowed-- as in respectful of the dead-- yet pretty carefree and fun holiday)
3,) and the soon to arrive Thanksgiving (a holiday that has a most shameful and bloody history, but has thankfully become a holiday for family, friends and loved ones w/minimal commercialism b/c the focus is on the feast, being thankful for that feast and the lovely company you share it with.)
So, despite the insanity and ugliness of the political season, let's not forget to take the time to notice the beauty of autumn around us, make some yummy hearty meals, share the good food and beauty with our loved ones, and do remember to donate to your very needy local food banks.
"Woo hoo! Go Obama!" This is what my gorgeous and oh-so smart girl says when she sees our next Prez on tv, and this is her(with her lovely Halloween hair bows) next to one of our yard signs.
And this is my beautiful boy (holding the tiny pumpkin his sister brought home from school, which he calls "a ball" and tries to roll) next to our other yard sign.... and yes.... that IS the state of Ohio in BLUE!
And here's my cuties under the giant maple tree in our front yard... sigh... we may not do lots of things just right, but Hubby and I do make lovely kiddos, no?
Hey McCrotchetyMcCain, just 'cause you chose Palin for her vagina doesn't mean you get to control ours
I've been waaay busy (BabyGirl started school last wk in Aug., Lil Man is a non-stop talking/ walking/ climbing 18 mos old handful, and we are working real hard to turn Ohio into a blue state for Obama) but I simply HAD to speak out when I actually witnessed a 72 yr old man, who wants to be prez of this nation, use air quotes to heartlessly and cavalierly refer to the "health of the mother" in a presidential debate's discussion about abortion.
SIMPLY PUT: Are you fucking kidding me, sir? Forget that I think that this pathetic race-baiting 2008 Iago with a scary dash of Richard III is a make-believe maverick. Forget that McCheater's questionable record of having any level of respect for the women in his life (Carol and Cindy) and females in general makes me wonder if this shady guy should be left in charge of my cat, let alone our nation and the reproductive rights of 50% of our citizens. Forget the fact that it isn't just ANYBODY who decides the criteria for the health of the mother, it just so happens to be the Supreme Crt who decides it... ya know... that quaint lil group of legal eagles. And even if we forget the fact that 47 million Americans do NOT have ANY healthcare and that the U.S. has the 2nd worst newborn death rate in the modern world, it doesn't change the fact that the man who wants to be prez breezily wants to toss aside a right that is the bedrock of legal privacy for women's health and medical issues. As an American woman, wife, and mother of a little girl, I feel absolutely compelled to school McAncient's old Viagra needin' ass on some cold, hard facts:
Sen. McCare-nothing-for-women-and-children, like it or not, women DO die while pregnant (and shockingly in high numbers post-birth) and I am living, breathing proof of how very, very wrong things can go late in pregnancy and how gravely ill a mother can become in a matter of hours late in pregnancy, and how decisions to save the life of the mother have to be made in mere seconds between a woman, her family, and her doctor... in PRIVATE. Didja get that? A woman, her family, and her doctor in private... with absolutely ZERO input or control from our federal govt. Just because you picked that ignoramic human paraquat to intelligence & knowledge for your Vice Prez solely because she possesses a vagina does NOT mean that you get to control OUR vaginas.
While 100s of 1000s of Americans are barely hanging on by a thread, you and Gov. Vacuous Vagina happily chirp about chucking aside Roe v. Wade-- while spewing out of the other side of your mouths that preposterous conservative myth about "less govt in our lives" (unless of course you happen to be gay or lesbian or female, then, of course, the govt can be pounded down your throat)-- and you honestly expect us women (and the people who love us) to vote for a callous and obtuse duo that wants to take the incredibly PRIVATE, PERSONAL, MORAL, and MEDICAL decision of reproductive rights out of our hands and slap it into the govt's hands?
Funny... Sen McFlipflop, but you said in 2000 that if your then 15-yr-old daughter Meghan were to became pregnant and wanted an abortion, that it would be a private "family decision" and that the final decision would be made by Meghan exclusively. Hmm... guess that's gonna piss the nosey feds off, huh? But, when the man you were back then in 2000 is but a hollow shell of the worm you are now, should any of us be shocked?
And to make scary matters even more horrifying, you and Gov. Vacuous Vagina even take your anti-choice bullying to this unspeakable level: You want victims of rape or incest to be forced to have their attacker's baby. Really? Cause their aren't enough unwanted babies in this world, huh? The self-hating female Gov. even inexplicably boasted that if her own daughter were to be raped, that she would force the poor girl to have her attacker's baby... (and given that Alaska has THE highest rate of rape of any state of the Union and that the so-called Christian guv'ner heartlessly charged rape victims for their rape kits, I'd be shaking in my Eskimo boots if I were unlucky enough to be one of the Palin kids.)
And add to this immoral and merciless position on women's reproductive rights a question that is screaming to be asked: Why ever on earth would you 2 soulless demagogues want violent criminal perverts to become proud papas? What's next for your disgusting assault on females? Rapist-father visitation rights? Forcing the insurance of the spouse of a raped woman to pay for the prenatal care and lifelong medical coverage of the rapist's child? Forcing the spouse of a raped woman to raise and support a rapist's spawn? Oh yeah... THAT is soooo pro-marriage, no?
I know this is difficult for the lizard brains of you and your bespectacled lying liar w/a pimped out special needs baby to grasp, but please, do try, will ya? The ONLY position that offers true liberty and doesn't force anyone to do anything is a pro-choice position. Pro-choice does NOT force women to abort, but that laughable "pro-life" position that you and your moronic lipsticked sidekick spew is 100% about forcing women into positions because they have zero choices to do otherwise. So to you Sen. McCallous and that snarling attack vagina with a bouffant bun, as a woman of childbearing yrs and mother of a little girl, I need to say one thing and one thing only: Thanks, but no fucking thanks.