Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Abortion Is The Greatest Tragedy Of Humanity

Today South Dakota votes... Come on, South Dakota! Do the right thing! Save the unborn!

I am completely against any killing of human beings.

I am against capital punishment. We have killed innocents.

I am against abortion. Life begins at conception. Abortion is murder. I have had two abortions. I intensely regret both, and I also forgive myself and their mothers.

I do not believe there is a god. I don't care what you believe.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Lies We Tell Our Children

Why do we teach our babies that animals can talk human talk? Why do we want our children to be convinced that there is a Santa Claus and a tooth fairy? Why do we let children believe in trains and giant red dogs that think and talk like humans? I am not comfortable lying to my children.

Perhaps society wants its children to think that farm animals are cute and cuddly and can sing and dance because society wants to conceal the grim reality of death on the farm. Most farm animals are raised to be slaughtered in high-speed killing factories which contaminate the meat with e. coli. Maybe they should have tours for kindergardeners at those slaughterhouses. I'm not a vegan but I haven't eaten beef in years.

And teaching children to believe in Santa sure is a convenient way for religious people to convince them that there is also a god. Get them while they're young, very young, and impressionable.

I'm not trying to take away the joys of childhood. Pretending is fun. I wonder how much is really lost of a child's trust in his parents when he realizes that he's been lied to all those years, and how much active life-learning time has been lost spent believing that Santa exists?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Do You Wash Your Spatula After You Flip The Burger? I Do!

Wake up, parents! Protect your children from horrible sickness and possible death! I'm talking about that frightening E. coli O157:H7. It's killing children across the nation. It only takes a couple of the bacteria, a quantity so small you cannot see it, to sicken you. We don't eat beef in our house - it's simply too scarey. We mainly eat turkey and fish. I always wash the spatula in between burger flips. I always wash the meat thermometer in between test pokes. I spray 10% bleach solution all around the kitchen and let it air dry every day. I have two baby boys - a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old. My youngest caught the rotavirus 3 months ago and we spent two nights in the hospital holding him while he was on continuous IV and suffering agonizing cramps and diarrhea every 15 minutes. I do not intend to have that happen again. Since that frightening ordeal, I have done a lot of research and thought many thoughts. Many children have died from rotavirus, e. coli, shigella, and other horrible invisibles. It's a horrible death. Please, please take your kitchen hygiene up to a higher level. I also think that the beef industry controls the media. They don't want us to know how many people are actually getting sick. Check it out: http://www.safetables.org/Victim_Support/victim_stories.html

Saturday, March 25, 2006

George W. Bush Is A Serial Killer

As President Bush continues his serial killing, life goes on for the living, often in mundane yet comforting ways. I am the father of a beautiful three year old boy and a beautiful one year old boy and I've been actively encouraging my oldest to use the toilet. So instead of my usual quiet pee just above the water line in the toilet which I've practiced to perfection for 30 years, I have been peeing directly into the toilet lately so he can hear me from wherever he's playing, hoping to remind him that Daddy uses a toilet instead of a diaper (and that Daddy hasn't disappeared from his universe). This bothers me a bit because I can often feel microscopic droplets on my legs. It depends on how many Newcastle Brown Ales I've had. Newcastles often transport a person to hypersensitivity about all things mental and physical. I am seriously considering abandoning this peeing silliness. Why do we teach our boy toddlers to pee standing up? Who taught me to teach him to pee standing up? My dad and mom? Who taught them? Their parents? Does this go all the way back to Adam and Eve? And who taught them? God? And who taught God? Oh, excuse me - God always was. Right. Sure he was. How convenient for you believers. Well, teaching a toddler to pee standing up is ridiculous! Let's teach them to sit down on the toilet and pee. Aiming a peeing penis requires skill, concentration, and the ability to accurately predict trajectory, much like aiming a rocket at the moon. When he's older and more in control of small motor muscles he can make the switch. Yesterday I went over to my good friend Leo's house for a couple of Newcastles and I used his bathroom (in 2 beers = out 6) and what did I do? Peed directly, and loudly, into his toilet! After I wiped the rim of his toilet with toilet paper, which I always do anyway, I went back to his comfy livingroom and was compelled to explain why I was so loud. Meanwhile, valiant soldiers are dying in Iraq as I type these inconsequential words.