Monday, November 26, 2007

Going to Steubie!

I just want all of you to share in my joy that I got accepted to Franciscan University of Steubenville!!!!!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

"20,000 Ghosts"

I saw the movie Amazing Grace for the first time tonight. If you haven't seen it yet go rent it. The basic story is about a member of the English Parliament, William Wilberforce, who pretty much single handedly abolishes the slave-trade in England. While watching this movie I found many parallels to the pro-life movement. Some quotes particularly struck me.
"You told me you live in the company of 20,000 ghosts. The ghosts of slaves." -William Wilberforce
Since January 22, 1973 (the date of Roe vs. Wade) there have been at least 30 million abortions. That's 30 million ghosts. Ghosts of children. Haunting every mother, father, brother, sister, abortion doctor, senator, congressman, governor, president, every single person who has not stood up against murder. 30 million mothers live with the ghosts of their children. 30 million fathers live with the ghosts of the children they couldn't protect. Our nation lives with the ghosts of 30 million children whose deaths we have sanctioned.
"This isn't a game for them" -James Stephen
Sometimes we get so caught up in what we're doing that we forget who we are fighting for. It is then that we have to stop and think of the 30 million faces we'll never see, the 30 million names we'll never know, the 30 million voices we'll never hear, the 30 million friends we'll never have. And we have to cry. We have to cry for them, we have to pray for them, and we have to get back up and fight for them. But we always have to remember them.
"I wish I could remember their names. My 20,000 ghosts. They all had names." -John Newton
I think this one is pretty self explanatory.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

I am not a feminist. The only feminists I have any respect for are feminists for life. But we're not talking about them today. We're talking about feminists who have Margaret Sanger as their patroness, who are running Planned Parenthood, etc. These feminists aren't about promoting the so-called "rights" of women and gaining equality with men. They are about bashing men. All men. They are not about becoming equal with men they are about becoming better than men. Before I go into the main point of this post let's get something straight. Men and women are different. Yes, I know you learned this in third grade but some of us don't seem to have gotten it through our heads yet. Because we are different we are meant to fulfill different roles. That does not make either gender "better" it just makes us different. And because we are different we "complete" each other. But that's a topic for another day.
The point today is how much man-bashing there is. These feminists bash both gentlemen and jerks alike. Lets start with jerks. These feminists talk about how ALL men think of women as sex-objects. This is blatantly untrue. As I've stated several times before there are many gentlemen in this world you just have to search for them. But the feminists don't like the gentlemen either. They don't like them because the gentlemen of this world are generally more traditional. They hold doors open for women. They pull chairs out for them. They treat women with RESPECT! And they don't give Planned Parenthood any business. The guys giving Planned Parenthood business are the jerks. They are the ones forcing their girlfriends to have abortions. The feminists always talk about the woman's right to choose when in reality the woman is very rarely the one making the choice. A lot of times it's her jerk boyfriend who doesn't want his life interrupted.
But the gentlemen are chivalrous toward women. Shouldn't we like that? Apparently not. Girls don't need guys to hold doors open for them. We don't need chairs pulled out for us. We can "do it ourselves". Yeah, we can. So what? My teacher told us that "women don't know how to be women anymore and therefore men don't know how to be men". Let's face it girls, guys aren't all that intelligent. They need us to show them what to do. And we're confusing them. We say we don't want them to respect us but we don't want them to treat us like sex-objects either. Until we make up our minds don't expect them to figure it out. Personally I'm going with a gentlemen.
P.S. - just kidding about the guys not being that smart thing :-)

I Can't Think of a Snazzy Name for this Blog

There is this singer I really like named Taylor Swift. I was listening to her c.d. today. She has a couple songs where she sings about how a guy has hurt her, treated her like dirt, etc. I realized I hear a lot of songs like that. There are a lot of guys out there who are jerks. But I want you girls to understand that you are not condemned to that. I understand that there are guys who seem one way and then turn out to be the total opposite and really hurt you, and there's nothing you can do about that. But when you know a guy is a jerk and you go out with him anyway, or you find out he's a jerk and you stay with him, then you have no right to be sitting around crying your eyes out singing some sad song cuz he hurt you. YOU let him hurt you. You let him treat you like dirt. You let him take advantage of you. And then HE breaks up with you and you turn into a total man-hater cuz he broke your heart and you talk about how all guys are such jerks. How would you know that all guys are jerks? You've dated one. He doesn't stand for the entire male race. He stands for him. I can guarantee, from personal knowledge, that not all guys are jerks. There are quite a few guys out there who are nice guys but because you let one guy be a jerk to you now all guys are total dirtbags. I know it hurts if you find out he's a jerk. But if you know he's a jerk why on earth would you stay with him just to get hurt more? End it now, cry a little, and MOVE ON!!! The longer you hang on the harder it is to break off and the worse it hurts when it ends. And it will end, whether it be tomorrow, next week, or in twenty years.
Us girls have to stop settling. It's because we settle for jerks that there are so many jerks out there. If we let guys know that we won't stand for that there'll be a lot more gentlemen in this world.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Perfect Man

My teacher once told us this story: "Every year a girl I teach will come to me and say Mr.------- (name omitted to protect the innocent) so-and-so just asked me out! And I'll say But he's a dirtbag. And she'll say oh no he's really great, I love him, he's awesome! And then a week later she'll come crying to me and say Mr.------- he's such a dirtbag!"
I think this is very revealing. I have met many guys, particularly at Kellenberg, who are not dirtbags, they are actually gentlemen. Why would any girl go out with a dirtbag who'll treat her like crud when she could go out with a guy who will actually respect her and treat her like a lady? I don't understand that.
There's nothing wrong with a guy being macho or whatever, that's not what I'm saying. But men are meant to be protectors. That's their "nature". They are supposed to respect women, to hold doors open for them, push chairs under them, and beat the hell out of any guy who disrespects a woman, particularly "their woman". Alot of times nowadays you see that not only are guys not protecting "their woman" they are the one disrespecting and even abusing her!
Girls, remember when you were little and you dreamed of Prince Charming and your Knight in shining armour? Did you ever imagine him pressuring you, hurting you, cheating on you? No? Then why are you settling for that? There are Prince Charmings out there you just have to look for them and accept nothing less. Let any potential boyfriend know that if he doesn't treat you the way you expect to be treated he's through, no questions asked. And if he doesn't respect that then break up with him. Don't cut him any slack. God has something better for you, don't settle for less.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Space Cushion

So in driver's ed they tell you that you should always have a "space cushion" between you and the cars in front of, behind, and next to you. This means that there should be a certain number of feet between you and these other cars. I think this should apply to walking as well. There is never any valid reason why you can't have 6 inches between you and the people around you. Do us all a favor and respect personal bubbles.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Good Comedy

I am so sick of comedy that isn't funny. All it is is dirty, degrading jokes and cursing. That is pretty much all the comedy I hear. Can someone please explain to me what is so funny about that? Cause I just find it disgusting. And you know what else I've noticed? It's not just professional comedians. This type of "humor" has drifted down into normal society so that I can no longer walk down the hall without hearing "that's what she said." Wow you are so hilarious. That is so original, I never would have thought of that. I mean come on, is someone really a funny person because they can repeat what everyone else says? Like, try some originality, and for crying out loud keep it clean! It's really not that hard, I promise. If you want to see real comedy watch something like The Honeymooners or Brian Regan. You know why they're funny? Because they're original. They make everyday occurences funny and do it in a way no one else thinks to. If you can do that, you're funny. If all you can do is "that's what she said", then please just stop trying.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lemieux 2008

In case you have not yet heard Mr. Todd A. Lemieux, a Scripture and Morality teacher at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, this week announced his candidacy for president of the United States. He is the founder of the Universal Political Party. To learn more about Mr. Lemieux visit the official website for this candidate. When you cast your vote this time next year i ask you to consider a man who will take care of "first things first" and write-in your vote for Todd A. Lemieux.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

i was just thinking . . .

I had a revelation at Mass the other day. There were these people in front of me and they weren't paying any attention to the Mass and it was kind of annoying. And then I realized, if you notice that other people aren't paying attention you can't be paying attention either.