Archive for May 2, 2011

What Can I Say?

What can I say?

Most of you have heard the news that Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism (and the so called architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks) was killed in a firefight with American forces in Pakistan on Monday May 2nd 2011. Bin Laden was then quickly buried at sea, an official said, in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.

The officials said the DNA testing alone offered a “99.9 per cent” certainty that bin Laden was shot dead in a daring U.S. military operation. Detailed photo analysis by the CIA, confirmation by other people at the raid site and matching physical features like bin Laden’s height all helped confirmed the identification. A Pentagon official said a wife of bin Laden identified him by name during the U.S. raid.

Okay, so big Bin is dead. The world is safe once more and we can all sleep peacefully once again.

What I don’t get is why one type of violence is okay, while at the same time other violence is considered unacceptable. For example, you can beat the crap out of someone but as long as you leave them alive and broadcast the beating live on TV it’s okay. But if your nine year old niece stands up to a (male) bully who stole her soccer ball and reports the bully to the principal, she is the one who gets kicked out of school for a week because her “demanding tone of voice may have had psychological effects on the young boy” while she was asking him to return her new soccer ball (she received for Easter 1 week earlier). Would it have been better for her to have tackled him and taken the ball by force? Because that seems to be what we are teaching our young children with all the wrestling, extreme fighting, kick boxing, etc. etc. etc. shows that are now being aired during after-school hours.

An other example, terrorism. The second you stand up for you religious beliefs-okay your NON-CHRISTIAN religious beliefs- you are a terrorists and should be hunted down at the expense of tax payers. I am not saying that the attacks of September 11th were permissible, what I am saying is that if it had been President Bush who orchestrated an attack on a major landmark and killed thousand of people in any middle eastern city, we would have all been cheering in the streets. However, since Bin Laden was a non-christian who attacked what he saw as the biggest oppressor of his religion, he is a terrorist. Why is it okay for a christian, American born individual to attack and kill countless civilians in their own country but when someone of a non-christian background from that country attacks American born Christians, its terrorism?

You can’t support one type of violence without support the other. You can’t mourn the deaths of our homegrown soldiers, while at the same time cheering for the deaths of Non-Allied Soldiers. All life is precious and all lives deserve to be protected.

I can mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I can not and will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. “Returning Hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoide of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr.

UPDATE/more messed up shit

It was more than just an answer to prayer.

A US military mission that cornered and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan was nothing short of a miracle, said Peru’s President Alan Garcia, who attributed the divine intervention to newly beatified pontiff John Paul II.

“His first miracle has been to rid the world of this incarnation of evil, this demon of hatred and criminality,” the Peruvian leader said, referring to the Al-Qaeda leader.

The late John Paul II showed uncanny timing, with his miracle falling on the very same day as a Rome ceremony beatifying him.

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday bestowed the status of “blessed” on his predecessor in front of a million people, after the Roman Catholic Church determined that John Paul had performed the necessary miracle for beatification.

“We hope that with his fall, that entire group that had hoped to spread terrorism throughout the world loses its importance,” Garcia said.

(full story here)

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If I could I would have too

Watch Video here and tell me that after something as detailed and hard to pull off as what these guys went through, a little celebration wasn’t in order.

This one is a first for me….


(Hint: The Queen’s not the center of the photo!)

LFMF XXXII

I’m the second oldest of five boys. My older brother has 4 boys. I have 1 boy. My younger brother just found out he’s having the first girl in the whole family. How does he tell us? By yelling “C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!” IMMD

(At a mexican restaurant)
Dad: I’ve never really cared for fried ice cream.
Mom: Oh God I’ll take two. It’s like angel poop, if angels could really poop. Oh, crispy, crispy angel poop.

When feeding my dog, I said to her (in baby voice) “Monster, U CAN HAZ CHEEZBURGER!”. Upon hearing this, my husband said “F*** no! She doesn’t sound like that! That bitch had 4 years of finishing school. If anything she says “Muhhmmmehhh, pardon me mummmehhh, but perhaps I could have some of that delightful beef and cheese sandwhich?”‘!!! IMMD

Dad: So you’re going to your friends house tonight?
Me: Yeah..
Dad: Are there going to be any horny boys there?
Me: No…
Dad: Good. You know I don’t care about the winecoolers or weed, but we don’t need to getting pregnant.

i was telling my mother one day that my 2 yr-old daughter was now swearing because of her. my mother is portuguese so her english is accented. my mom argued that it was not true,etc…until my daughter bumped her head on our dining room table and exclaimed rather loudly, “ohh sheet!” IMMD.

Mom pushing buttons furiously on the car’s console.
ME: What are you trying to do?
MOM: Turn off the seat warmers!
ME: This car doesn’t have them
MOM: Well then I’m having a hot flash! Roll down the @#$%^ windows!!!!

Yesterday, the high school girl who made my life miserable added me on facebook. I accepted. The first thing she wrote on my wall? She got a job at a company and is no doubt more successful than I am. I own the company she works for. IMMD

Grandma’s 80th birthday party speech:
Grandma: …and so we were blessed with seven kids, because you know, at this time, there was no birth control.
Elderly Guests: -laugh-
Grandchildren: O_O

When I was 6 or so I was abused by my stepfather and ever since I’ve been very mistrusting and shy and have never been able to get close enough to a boy to date anyone. But 11 years later and I’ve had my first date and felt so comfortable and happy with him I wanted to cry. It’s completely MMLife so far 🙂

Mom: If you don’t stop I will unscrew your belly button and your butt will fall off!

My friend is a third grade teacher. One of her students farted in class and she took him into the hall to talk to him. She told him that he should say “excuse me’ or I’m sorry” or, he could squeeze his cheeks together and move away. He looked at her, perplexed, squeezed the cheeks on his face together and said, “I don’t see how that’s gonna help!” IMMD

Me: Happy birthday Dad!
Dad: Happy Conception Day!

I recently had to go on a gluten free diet, (no wheat, rye, barley), due to a medical condition. My dear friend Catie knew how much I was missing decent bread & cookies during the holidays, so she spent part of her Christmas Day baking gluten free oatmeal cookies just for me. She even used her brand new bread maker for the first time to make gluten free bread for me. She is a mom with two small children, so for her to give up part of her Christmas day for me was really humbling, and IMMD!

(Talking about who I’ll marry)
Dad: I’ll accept any race, religion, and even gender but I draw the line at clowns and mimes!”

Today, my girlfriend’s seven-year-old son asked if I would be his mama, too. When I asked how that would work, he said that she and I would have to get married, and then proceeded to plan our entire wedding. His acceptance of me as a part of their lives totally MMD!

Me (to brother): You’re so handsome and smart!
Brother: Stop it! Mom, make her stop!
Mom: Stop teasing your brother.
Me: Fine. You’re an ugly freak.
Mom: That’s better. Now tell your sister ‘thank you’ for saying such nice things.

I was picking up my glasses and a woman was there with her toddler. The little girl picked up some sun glasses and handed them to mom, who said quite seriously, “no, those would make me look like Yoko Ono.” The toddler said, “ewwwww” and put them back on the shelf. The mom looked at me and said “You have to start them off right.” MMD

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