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April 28, 2010

“Arizona puts the AZ in Nazi?”

Filed under: Uncategorized — choosetheright @ 4:04 am

Okay I haven’t updated this blog in forever.  I have many excuses, well 2, both under the age of 2 ;)  And mostly I really struggle with debating.  This blog is my opinion.  I hate feeling attacked for my opinion.  But anyway… the topic that has brought this back is the new bill passed here in Arizona that is making it illegal to be an illegal immigrant.

Okay first of all… why we need a bill for this is beyond me.  It is a crime to come into this country without taking the proper steps.  It blows my mind that cops up until this bill was passed could not ask for legal documentation.  I mean, I need to show a driver’s license when I get pulled over right?  Why should anyone be an exception to that?  And if I can’t provide the proper identification there are consequences for that.  I do not feel harassed by having to show identification.  I can’t even fathom people comparing this to Nazi’s and the holocaust.  I’m sorry but are we killing a race of people by the thousands?  No.  Not at all.

My heart does ache for these people who just want a better life.  I do not blame them for wanting to come into this country.  But do it the right way!  Is it hard? I’m sure it is!  I can not claim to know all the steps, I haven’t researched it enough, but I know it’s not an easy for inexpensive process.  But I think of my ancestors who came from Ireland, Poland and England.  I am sure it was no where near easy for them to get here.  They worked for generations to get here.  For people to just blatantly disrespect the laws and come here anyway they please makes me nuts.

Arizona is also currently trying to pass a tax increase to help our schools.  I’m sorry, but if the immigration problem was taken care of, there would seriously be millions of dollars per city!  I am not sure how I feel about the tax increase… that will have to be another post.  But I do think that taking care of immigration is going to help the economy here immensely.

December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Adolf?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — choosetheright @ 3:26 am

These people are idiots. 

This story caught my attention because on the radio I heard them say ShopRite.  I am from New Jersey, now transplanted to Arizona, and any remnence of the east coast makes my heart flutter.  So I tuned in and heard the most ridiculous story.

Adolf Hitler Campbell just turned 3.  Yup, you read it correctly.  Adolf Hitler Campbell, whose father denies the holocaust ever happened.  His siblings are JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie. The latter, just eight months old, was named for Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler.

ShopRite refused to make the cake.  I say good for them taking a stand.  Personally?  I probably would have just made the cake.  Then I’d call all my friends and laugh at their ignorance.  I think that’s all the attention these people really deserve.  So go ahead, let’s laugh at the ridiculous rednecks.

December 2, 2008

Best Idea I’ve heard yet.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — choosetheright @ 5:20 pm

So I really only like to blog when I get excited about something.  And I just heard this on the radio and went straight to my computer.  Apparently there’s a congressman in Texas, Louie Gohmert who has proposed that the government lets us all keep all our money that we earn in January in February.  Absolutely no taxes taken out.  Every penny you earn, you get to keep.  You can read all the details here: 

http://gohmert.house.gov/Article.aspx?NewsID=1355 

He does have high hopes for this plan, saying that small businesses will be able to create jobs, people will start spending like crazy, and it will electrify the economy.  Now I’m not sure about all that… but I realized that if my husband had no taxes taken out of his paycheck I would not have to work.  Right now I need to work only once a week for ends to meet… I bring home a whopping $300 a month AFTER my taxes are taken out. 

Anyway, I am all for this, and have already written to my state congressmen to sign onto this bill, and urge you to do the same.

November 19, 2008

Thank a soldier

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — choosetheright @ 10:33 pm

Hey stumbled across this site. http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1280.html

It takes 2 seconds and you can send a thank you card to a soldier!  You don’t get to pick the soldier, but just thought it was a cool idea.  Totally free and fast, and maybe will make someone smile.

November 18, 2008

Disgusting.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — choosetheright @ 6:59 pm
Unbelievable

Unbelievable

So some UofA students decided it’d be hilarious to dress up for Halloween as the Sept. 11th attacks.  The girlfriend was the plane and the boyfriend was the building, complete with bodies jumping from windows and at one point in the night even had a lighter and was melting bodies.

I heard about this on my talk radio this morning.  The host was absolutely disgusted, and shocked that we have already forgotten so quickly.  This girl, Nicole something or other orginially agreed to an interview on KTAR but then deleted herself from Facebook, and has been unavailable for interviews.  However, on different posts on websites she is proud of her costume, thinks people need to get over it, and shows no remorse.

I just don’t get some people.  Did they think was funny?  I just think of the time that went into making these ridiculous costumes.  I mean just for a minute while glueing bodies onto their costume did they think, hmm maybe this offensive or classless?  Their smiles in the picture really get to me.

Apparently they were asked to remove their costumes in order to stay at the party.  At least some people still remember.

Oh and by the way, they’re journalism students.  Go figure :p

http://ktar.net/blogs/dankarlo/ <– read more here.

November 13, 2008

Prop. 8. From your neighborhood mormon :)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — choosetheright @ 3:43 am

Okay so I’ve been brewing this post in my mind for a while now.  And I have so much to say, but it’s all been said.   This blog seems to say it best, and has lots of good facts I don’t feel like quoting right now. http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/ I am very glad that Prop. 8 passed in California.  I am glad 102 passed here in Arizona.  And I am glad it also passed in Florida.  I am glad these marriage ammendments passed, not because I’m a hate mongering religious zealot.  I am glad it passed so that ours laws will not be made by judges.  I am glad it passed, because to me two women or two men cannot ever have the same type of marriage as my husband and I.  As far as a human issue, I believe humans should be able to will their property to whoever they want (as far as I know that’s already allowed.).  Humans should be able to have whoever they want at their deathbed, in hospitals, whatever.  Humans should be able to put whoever they want on their insurance.  All humans deserve these rights.  This is a human issue, not a gay issue.  I’m glad it passed because I don’t want to raise my daughter in a world where she goes to school and reads books about Tommy and his two dads.  I don’t want her growing up thinking this lifestyle is embraced.  But moreover I don’t want to be criticized for teaching her in our home our values, people saying we are teaching hate, or close-mindedness.

And truthfully I do not understand why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been so singled out.  Many churches worked together to pass these ammendments.  And I don’t believe there is hate on both sides.  Today in CT a judge ruled gay marriage was legal.  I didn’t see any protesters there with “GO TO HELL GAYS” signs. 

We didn’t steal anyone’s rights.  We are just trying to protect ours.  Hopefully the hate and violence can subside and love and acceptance can reign on both sides.

November 5, 2008

Well…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — choosetheright @ 5:06 pm

So in case you haven’t heard…. last night Obama won.

I am trying to be positive and hoping in my heart that my gut and brain have been wrong about Obama.  That the rest of America isn’t as disillusioned as I think they are.  I hope this country will continue to be the greatest nation in the world.  I hope we don’t lose sight of the Constitution and the principles this country was founded on (as if we haven’t already!). 

How I think this will effect me?  Well for one, hubby and I own a rental property.  I don’t think we will try selling while Obama is in office if he is able to raise the capitol gain’s tax as much as his plan has shown he will.

Our family will also purchase a gun before Obama takes office.  Just to have, to be safe, in case it’s ever necessary.  Because from what I hear this right to bear arms is something Obama wants taken away.

I’m surprised he won some of the states like PA, and FL. 

All I can say is that I’m grateful the Dems don’t have a supermajority because this country needs checks and balances.

And I’m also glad it looks like the defining marriage ammendments passed in every state where it was on the ballot (AZ, CA, & FL).

November 1, 2008

Old news by now…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — choosetheright @ 4:48 am

But this disgusts me.

In case you’ve been under a rock and haven’t heard this happened somewhere in West Hollywood.  And the idiot responsible says it should be viewed as “art”.

When I first heard this story I was extremely tempted to create an Obama dummy to hang from a tree in my front yard.  Just art, right?  Can you imagine the reaction?

I’m sorry but the to me the image of a hanged woman is no worse than a hanged man of mixed race.  Sexism is wrong.  No less wrong than racism.

October 28, 2008

More on Gay Marriage

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — choosetheright @ 6:55 pm

This article was recently published in the Deseret News.  I have cut out some parts, because it is pretty long, but there was so much said so well I just had to leave it.  I added some emphasis for those of you who just want the meat.

Disagree but don’t be unkind
By Orson Scott Card
Published: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

Some people have misunderstood the LDS Church’s position on Proposition 8 in California, and its opposition to gay marriage. They think that we are “against homosexuals” — that we think of “them” as our enemies, and that individuals who have entered into “gay marriages” pose a direct personal threat to us.
So let’s set the record straight.

… So our concern in this legal struggle is not for the church, but for the health and well-being of society at large, of which we are only a part.

2. We do not believe that homosexuals, by entering into a “marriage,” are personally hurting anybody. Where the law makes such a thing available, even temporarily, those who “marry” are not our enemies. We believe the law is wrong and the marriage is not, in any meaningful way, what we mean by marriage.

…My family and I have close friends who are gay, some of whom have entered into lawful marriages. They know we don’t agree that their relationship is the same thing or should have the same legal status as our marriage, but we all accept that strong and clear difference of opinion and move on, continuing to respect and love each other for the values we share.

Only when a gay friend demanded that I agree with his or her point of view or cease to be friends has the friendship ended. What is odd is that in every case they called me intolerant. They misunderstood the meaning of “tolerance.”

Tolerance implies disagreement — it means that even though we don’t agree with or approve of each others beliefs or actions, we can still live together amicably. When we agree, we aren’t being tolerant, we’re being uniform.

It’s uniformity or submission these former friends wanted, not tolerance at all.

4. Only those who try to use the force of law to promote homosexual behavior and homosexual marriage to our children, and who would forbid us to publicly teach and express our belief that marriage is only meaningful between heterosexual couples, move into the category of enemies of freedom. And that will be because of their attempt to suppress religious freedom, freedom of speech and press, and the right of parents to control their children’s moral education.
We do not think that any belief system, whether it calls itself a religion or not, should be imposed on other people by law – we won’t impose ours on them, and we won’t let them impose theirs on us or our families.

There is no place for any Latter-day Saint to be unkind to, or speak slightingly of, those who disagree with us. Just because someone else is engaging in conduct that we believe is wrong does not give us the right to hate them or mistreat them. We preach the gospel of Christ to any who are willing to listen, but we will force our beliefs on no one.

We would never try to force our beliefs on an unwilling majority, and we hope that our opponents on this issue will have the same respect for democracy and the Constitution.

In fact, I believe that even those who absolutely believe in gay marriage should join us in opposing any law that is forced on an unwilling majority by the dictates of judges. For those that are wise will recognize that once judges are given such power, that power has as much chance of being used against them as for them.

What are the reasons that we, as citizens, oppose gay marriage?

Legalizing gay marriage has huge legal implications far beyond letting same-sex couples enter into marriage contracts. Once “marriage” has been so radically redefined, it will become unlawful and discriminatory for schools or any other public facility to favor, for instance, heterosexual dating or dancing.

Since our culture (like all human cultures throughout all of history) is oriented toward promoting the maximum opportunity for reproductive success for all members of the community, but channeled in a way that will best promote the survival of the community, such a radical change should not be entered into lightly.

Yet serious examination of scientific, historical, and legal issues has been all but drowned out by name-calling and demands for “rights.”

Why do we oppose legalizing gay marriage?

…Growing up with opposite-sex parents, but in a society that has normalized and actively promotes one-sex marriages, will certainly affect the children of opposite-sex parents, potentially tipping the balance for children whose sexual identity is still formable.


No serious attempt has been made to consider anything more than a general feeling that “tolerance is good” and “discrimination is bad.” Yet we are proceeding headlong into a vast social experiment whose consequences, as far as we can see, risk serious damage to many in order to create only the most marginal benefit for a few.”

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This actually cleared up a few things for me, and said what I was trying to say on my last post on this topic.  I know this subject can get heated, and is highly controversial, please let this be a place to share your voice respectful of everyone’s differing opinions.

October 24, 2008

Where is the love?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: — choosetheright @ 10:40 pm

The country seems so incredibly divided at this time.  Prop 8 in California and 102 here in AZ about gay marriage, and the economy, and Obama/McCain supporters seem to split the population with extremely different opinions. 

I was listening to Glenn Beck today and he was talking about this.  And he was saying how much hatred there is between the parties. He said the first step to getting over this is admitting there is a problem.  Everyone is entitled to their opinions.  And everyone needs to respect other’s opinions. 

Sometimes I think I forget that.  I’ll be honest, and say that a lot of times I mumble about people who don’t believe the same as I do.  I think I’ll start to be part of the solution by stopping that.  I love debate and different opinions.  I think that’s part of the beauty of America. 

So I appriciate all your comments, and hope you can still feel the love. Even if we’re polar opposites.  :)

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