Friday, April 5, 2013

Daily Dose of: People actually think like that?

So today I was very excited about the recent decision by a federal judge in NY to make Plan B (emergency contraception) available to women of all ages without prescription (click picture for news story).

I was reading the comments on an's facebook post asking whether people supported or opposed the ruling.  One comment stuck out to me:

"F***ING OBAMA" and of course the rest of the comments this one discussed Obama by the same person stating that Obama was a "communist nazi" and that this ruling was just another example of Obama's "regime turning women's vaginas into sperm concentration camps". I was like "huh??". 

I of course couldn't fight the urge - I had to say something, so I came back with how I felt it was liberating women to take control and make our own decisions related to reproduction and sexual rights. Of course there were many other people commenting regarding the "communist nazi" comment (I mean - really?) and finally the guy comes back with this brilliant comment:

" Look at all these sheeple brainwashed by the liberal media. First Obama took our guns, now he's using his puppets in the NY federal courts to take away man's God given right to procreate. Every sperm is sacred, even the ones that enter a woman's vagina from a broken condom or the idiocy of losing a drunken game of 'Just The Tip.' Throw all the hate you want, haters. Someone needs to speak out against Democrats forcing our toddlers to swallow abortion pills by the handful. I will say 'Neigh' to the Deceiver in Chief trying to control my body while the rest of you bow down to the Third Reich of Obamacare."

It peaked my curiosity - how does a woman not wanting to get pregnant take away control to this guy's body? I am pretty sure that it would be my own body I was controlling by taking or not taking the Plan B pill.  I simply wanted an explanation so I could maybe understand his point.

Wait for it....

Here you go:

"Try to justify the medication that sets up fetus death panels in your vagina all you want Shelby. When I give my sacred gift of life to a woman after thirty seconds of holy spirit sensation, her body becomes my property. When she tries to violate the sacred order of life by swallowing poison to remove God's gift from her uterus. she is also violating my body. Woman was created from Adam's rib and it's about time they learn their place in the world. That starts by preventing Obama from breaking down the pillars of society by forcing women to use this form of embryo genocide."

Yea - I decided to leave it at that. I truly and sincerely hope not too many women have to endure this guy's "30 seconds of holy spirit sensation" and become his property.

So today I wonder - "Do people really think like this?  Maybe this guy is just a facebook troll?" I think I just have to move on with my life and stop reading comments on news stories. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 sisters :D

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

I chose TWO persons.  These young ladies have been by my side for most of my life and have lived through most of what I have lived through on the home front -- and probably had it worse because I left earlier than them.  I'm not saying home life was bad...I'm just saying that is where most of the "times you need to get through" happen.  

I love Miranda and Aubrey so much! They are each so different and unique and have turned out to be exceptional women! I can't wait to continue to see them grow and mature and do amazing things with their lives.  

So there you have it:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Back in the day...

So a long - LONG - time ago (okay...last year), I started doing a picture challenge. Surprise - surprise. I got through 7 days. Haha. The next day was supposed to be "A picture that makes you laugh".  I figured that would work out for me for a blog post today. I miss you all and miss sharing with you all. I need way more hours in a day. Even right now I should be working on some stuff.

So to keep this short and sweet, here it goes!

(I hope you laugh as well).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Twenty Seven

February 10, 2012 - I turned 27 years old. This year of my life I have some goals.

1. Pass the CPA exam (April - November)
2. Run summer camp seamlessly with no huge dramas (June)
3. Change people's lives during mission trip to Jamaica (July)
4. Pay off my Federal Student Loan (June)
5. Pay off my Private Student Loan (February - right before my birthday) aka - be completely DEBT FREE!
6. Raise $2,300 for Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3 day
6a.Walk all 60 miles of the San Diego Breast Cancer 3 day 
6b.Make incredible new friends on the journey
7. Get back into softball (I have played no sports since my 2 new surgeries)
8. Hit goal weight marker with new activity (see above) and also learn to eat right 
9. Do more yoga (ok ok -- actually DO yoga...I can't claim the "more")
10.Spend at least one weekend with each of my sisters - separately so I can get to know them better/catch up on their lives
11. Do at least one community service activity a month

This is just the start of the "List of things to accomplish before 28" - more may be added.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Today I am thankful for....

...the invention of sweat pants and sweat shirts. I love them! I used to lounge around in them 24/7 when I went to school in Iowa. Now out here in Phoenix I do not have the opportunity to do so as much. However, ever since Saturday I have at least been able to do so in the evenings when it starts to get chilly outside and my house starts to cool off. Last night I got home and was chilly and Boyfriend and Jasper were hanging out with me. I changed right into my sweatpants and sweatshirt and cuddled with my two favorite men. I was SO happy. Only thing that could make it better was hot chocolate but I didn't have any. So watch out for my thankfulness level when I run to the store tonight to get some of that! JACKPOT :D

Monday, November 7, 2011

Today I am thankful that...

I gave myself the weekend off from the thankfulness blog. While I remained thankful - I just needed to keep as little on my plate as possible and the little bit needed to be focused mostly on my studies. It did wonders. I am also studying most of the next 2 weeks until the exam on the 21st. Hopefully I sill be able to keep up this momentum! Today I had a breakthrough with partnership taxes! woot woot (I know - many of you just rolled your eyes just now and the rest of you are wondering what the heck I am even talking about). It's ok. One day it will all be over. Now off to bed to snuggle with my little Jasper pup :D

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today I am thankful for...

Silly songs -- that I'm not really sure are supposed to be silly? This song came on my Sirius radio a while ago and I can't help but listen to it and dance and I feel ridiculous because it is a ridiculous song....but it makes me giggle when it comes on.