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Monday, April 25, 2005

Sextravaganza

First we had a suburban DC school system teaching students to put condoms on cucumbers, and now this...

George Mason University is sponsoring a "Sextravaganza" to help students "learn about the various aspects of sex: how to make it safe, how to make it fun, how to prevent unplanned pregnancy, and much more. Information on contraception, communication, STD's, sexual health, aphrodisiacs, sexual assault, abstinence, reproduction, and more."

The event, which is sponsored by the GMU Pro-Choice Patriots, has no particular political agenda according to event organizers. You don't have to read very far into their website to find that this group has a very definite political agenda.

"As President Bush prepares to begin his second term just two days before the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Bush and his allies are using their trumped up "mandate" to justify their dangerous and divisive anti-choice agenda. But if winning a slim majority of votes is enough to convince the President of his "mandate," then we would like to remind President Bush of just one thing: A majority of Americans supports a woman's right to choose."

I'm sure that parents who are scrimping and saving to put their children through college are excited that their kids are learning about how to make sex "fun."

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Howard Dean and the MSM Free Ride

Aaron from twoorthree.net has an excellent post about the Howard Dean good and evil comment.

"Moderate Republicans can't stand these people (conservatives), because they're intolerant. They don't think tolerance is a virtue," Dean said, adding: "I'm not going to have these right-wingers throw away our right to be tolerant." And concluding his backyard speech with a litany of Democratic values, he added: "This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good." (Ken Mehlman would have been browbeaten had he said this.)

Aaron rightly asks where the outrage is from the Republican party at being deemed evil by Dr. Dean. In addition, his post has a quote from an attendee of Dean's speech who thought that the new DNC chair hadn't been forceful enough. Aaron's right...scary.

How about outrage over this one made to the Congressional Black Caucus?

"You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room? " Dean asked to laughter. "Only if they had the hotel staff in here." (Trent Lott lost his job as senate majority leader over less.)

Or, what about his Kerry-worthy flip-flopping on the issue of religion in politics?

Southerners have to quit basing their votes on "race, guns, God and gays." (see this article in which Dr. Dean also takes a swipe at Jeb Bush over the Terri Schiavo case)

yet...he's opposed to gay marriage "because marriage is very important to a lot of people who are pretty religious." more here.

The good and evil comment is especially annoying given the fact that it came from the same man who didn't want to prejudge Osama bin Laden; however, it appears that the good doctor is going to get a free ride from the MSM.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Watching Pollyanna

I've spent the snowy morning watching Pollyanna with my girls...hey, even homeschoolers take a snow day now and then. What is amazing to me is how often we see the name "Pollyanna" used derisively when referring to those who are optimistic. This timeless story of one little girl who changed a town by her winning optimism should be a cause for applause rather than scorn.

Our president has been referred to as a "Pollyanna." (See here and here.) Others in the administration have also been given this moniker (Condi Rice and Dick Cheney).

As we were watching the movie, I saw the news break on Free Republic that the pro-Syrian leader of the Lebanese government had resigned.

"Wow. First the Taliban, then Saddam, then Libya, then Yassir That's My Baby. Now, Assad is feeling the heat. These are historic times," said commenter tecnomage.

Many thought that President Bush's inaugural speech was too ambitious and optimistic. Optimism was a catalyst for change for Pollyanna, I think it will work for us, too.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Broken Silence

Twenty years ago, Sarah Scantlin was a college freshman with her whole life stretched out before her. After being hit by a drunk driver, Sarah has spent the intervening years in a medical facility unable to communicate with her parents aside from blinking her eyes to indicate yes and no responses.

As an early Valentine's Day present for her family, Sarah shared with them her newly regained ability to speak.

Daily, patients make progress that defy all medical wisdom. Doctors are often confounded by the miracles God ordains like this and this.

Once again, I'm reminded at the preciousness of life and the sovreignty of God.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

PMS Warning System

A friend just e-mailed me this hilarious PMS Warning System.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Prom Dresses and Modesty

I remember my senior prom (won't say how long ago) when girls were moving out of hoop skirts to a "sexier" look. Many of us went with shorter lengths...I mean tea length...not short by today's standards. We wore dresses with straight lines and spaghetti straps.

One friend wanted to be a standout. She was in an ultra-tight, strapless, sequined dress that had a slit from floor to hip. Most of the guys spent the evening making hooker jokes about her. It was sad. She was definitely a standout, just not the way she intended. The message she wanted to send was certainly not the message received by our classmates.

I was reminded of her when I saw this dress on television this week. Later, I enjoyed reading Michelle Malkin's post about the same dress.

The message this dress sends..."I'm desperate to be noticed and I have no self-respect."

Christian women need to speak out--mainly to their own kids--about what kind of message we send when we choose to dress provocatively.

Dannah Gresh offers some practical tools on her blog to help us teach our girls to evaluate their own wardrobes.

Also, I found these websites that have many beautiful modest dresses.

Great Lengths
Sabrina Nicole
Lynnette's

Modestprom has more.

Dory at Wittenberg Gate says that immodesty communicates the message "I'm available." She also advises that mothers with young girls start teaching modesty before their teen years. I plan to sit down with our girls to show them these photos. The message I'd like to send to our daughters..."You're precious...treat yourselves that way."

Franco-American Relations

As if we needed another reason to dislike the French...

French Women Don't Get Fat

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

No Kid Rock...Let's hope so

I see at various sites across the web...Michelle Malkin...World Net Daily...Drudge...that Kid Rock will most likely not be performing at the Bush daughters' inaugural concert.

While I do appreciate his support for the president, I don't see that pulling the right lever on election day negates all the horrific language and pornographic styling of his music in such a way that he should be honored by being asked to perform at an inaugural event.

Had Howard Stern voted for the President, would he have been asked to deliver a monologue during the inauguration?

I'm glad to see that someone's good sense prevailed and that the so-called "sluttiest man in America" will not be offering his brand of entertainment at an event that represents this administration internationally.