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How the Left Views Disease Prevention

UPDATE 05/05/20: Kylee Zempel is on the same page:  “It’s Hard to Take the Left’s Abortion Arguments Seriously When They Betray Them for COVID-19

It is interesting to think about our reaction to the spread of disease.

Think of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)…

How does the Left react to the common sense prevention of the spread of STDs of abstinence and saving sex for marriage?

Think of AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)…

How did the Left react to the common sense prevention of the spread of HIV of abstinence and saving sex for marriage?

Think of how the Left views an “unwanted pregnancy” as a “disease”…

How does the Left react to the common sense — 100% effective (save for rape) — prevention of “unwanted pregnancy” of abstinence and saving sex for marriage

Meanwhile, think of the attitude of the Left when it comes to dealing with “unwanted pregnancy”…

They not only support, but actually promote and are proud of the mass murder of babies in the womb.

The Left promotes killing babies in order to not have their lives “inconvenienced”.

Think of the actress Michelle Williams’ Golden Globe speech where she stated that in order to continue living the life she wanted, she was proud to have killed her baby.

Now think of how the Left is reacting to SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus-2)…

Suddenly, they are all about destroying the livelihoods of every American “if it saves one life”.  The complete opposite of their argument in favor of killing with abortion, and taking one life, in order to keep their livelihood.

(Not to mention, the complete opposite of their actions during every other virus outbreaks in recent history:  (H1N1 in 2009, SARS in 2003, MERS in 2012, etc.))

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In fact, they are 100% in favor of government-mandated and government-enforced “abstinence” from public life.  Not to mention, mandates to wear masks in public, in stores, in restaurants and in work offices.

And no longer does “my body, my choice” come into play.

Except of course when they continue to deem the mass murder of babies as “essential” business.

Interesting how that works, eh?

Did you know that in 2017, women in Michigan chose to have 26,594 abortions?

That comes to 2,216 dead babies per month.

At last count, Michigan had 4,020 deaths due to COVID-19. Over 3 months, that comes to 1,340 per month.

In other words, on average, more babies are killed in the state of Michigan per month than have died per month of COVID-19.

Let that sink in…

May 3, 2020 , 10:11AM Posted by | Abortion, Abstinence, Democrats, Healthcare, Liberalism, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How the Left Views Disease Prevention

It Was Only Just A Dream

I have liked you for some time.
There is an ease with you I have not felt with a woman since I cannot remember when.
There is an innocence to your affection for me.
Yet, sometimes I think I see more in your eyes, in the look you seem to save just for our time together.
Our flirting is innocent, but is there more underneath it all?
Are you waiting for me to make the first move?
That would be your style.
You are not shy, but you are a woman who knows what she wants in a man.
Your man should know your signals and signs and show the confidence that you yourself exude.
But I hesitate. And you walk away.
But I cannot get you off my mind.
I’m talking to my best friend about you and it happens…
I tell him that I am in love with you.
He laughs and I tell him to shut up, this is serious.
I’ve never felt like this with anyone and I think she feels the same.
I tell him, that’s it, I am going to walk in there, walk up to her and kiss her deeply.
I will know from her reaction if my instincts have been true.
I am now inside and searching for you.
I find you, but your demeanor has changed.
You’re upset, troubled.
The time is not right, so we talk.
It’s now later and we’re out with friends.
And we’ve fallen again into our ease and comfort and affection.
Your signs, your signals, your look… have all returned.
They all affect me like a warmth travelling through my chest and tummy, giving me goosebumps outside and in.
I am now certain about us.
And then…

I wake up from the dream.

I realized… it was only just a dream.

October 13, 2019 , 9:42AM Posted by | Love, My Poetry, Poetry | Comments Off on It Was Only Just A Dream

Love is… Special, Unique and, Very Often, Awe-Inspiring, Wonderful and Infinitely Surprising

Came across this great comment while reading the comments of this post: “Those who believe in soulmates are found to be 150 percent more likely to end up divorced.”

This expresses my feelings on life, love and marriage even better than I could:

Warren Bonesteel
A few quick thoughts…

Soulmates? That’s a bit like a fairy tale. Nice story, but it isn’t real.

Best result: A couple of good friends who can put up with one another’s numerous…peccadilloes. A few shared interests, with both parties involved in separate hobbies and interests. Decent to good sex…while keeping in mind that it’s really business partnership that you’re involved in, not a porn flick.

Marriage is not a fantasy. Your partner is a real human being. Just like you, they have feelings, emotions, successes, failures, good days and bad. Treat them that way. Always.

Ya gotta be practical, pragmatic and grounded in the real world. Have some fun together and apart, but keep it real.

Start with realistic expectations and you’ll do ok. Anything you go into with phantasmagorical expectations is almost certainly doomed to failure.

Perfection? Nobody’s perfect. Don’t even go there.

That’s with one failed marriage and one successful marriage to my…credit. Seven years invested in the first marriage, twenty-six years this go around. I think I may have a handle on things this time.

Romance? Well, yeah. There’s a bit of that, but it isn’t what the relationship revolves around. It revolves around consideration for one another. iow, simple, common courtesy and treating one another, and other people, as if we were all real, live, girls and boys.

Don’t lie to one another. About anything…except that gift you’ve hidden away for a special occasion.

Humor. Don’t forget humor. A more or less shared sense of humor.

Remember the little things. They count.

If you make a mess, clean it up.

In general, act like an adult, not like a little princess or a spoiled prince.

One last thing. What works for your parent’s marriage, your neighbor’s marriage, or for anyone else you know may not work for you and your partner. Like individuals, every marriage is different.

That’s life, and that’s love. Special, unique, and very often, awe-inspiring, wonderful and infintely surprising.

UPDATE: Heh, of course, half the time I feel the way this guy does:

Gawain’s Ghost

Soulmates? Seriously?

I find it amazing how many people believe in these medieval notions of love. And the really funny thing about it is that in medieval romances, the relationships are almost always adulterous, as with Lancelot and Guinevere. Strange considering the penalty for adultery at the time–castration for the man, banishment for the woman. But, in arranged marriages, I guess a woman has to have something to dream about.

I don’t believe in soulmates. I don’t believe in love. I don’t even believe in romance, which may sound strange coming from someone with a master’s degree in Romantic poetry, and a minor in medieval literature.

It’s because I understand romance and medieval literature. The problem here, today, is with the law.

Of course, soulmates get divorced. The law allows it. Some medieval idea of love turns sour, and she can take him for everything he’s got. She can even slap him with child support for children that aren’t his.

This is why I have never gotten married. I do not agree to the terms and conditions of the contract. And don’t quote the Bible to me. I’ve read the Bible, several times, in several different translations. This is not about the Sacrament; it’s about the contract. And I’d rather have the money.

All this talk about love and marriage, soulmates, it’s stupid. I am not about to expose myself to betrayal, abandonment and bankruptcy, because of some idiotic idea of medieval romance. And now she doesn’t like it. I really don’t care.

Love is a fleeting emotion. Romance is a game. Just write some silly love poem, make up some rhymes, throw in the word love, and you’re in. Get real.

The problem here is with the law. She has the absolute right to abort your baby, get knocked up by some boy at a bar, slap you with the child support, leave you, take the house and half of your money, have her boyfriend move in so they can raise their love child together. All on your dime. Why any man would agree to that arrangement is beyond my ability to comprehend.

Change the law. Nothing else matters but that. Change the law. Or stop complaining about it.

Yeah, soulmates, give me a break, they have a high divorce rate. It’s no small wonder. The law allows it.

And the man, what about him? He was stupid enough to marry her. End of story.

October 4, 2014 , 12:58AM Posted by | Life, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Romance, Sex | , , , , | Comments Off on Love is… Special, Unique and, Very Often, Awe-Inspiring, Wonderful and Infinitely Surprising

Manhood

You know, I tire of the superficial definitions society throws out there for “what makes a man”. Such as “the clothes make the man” or “the watch makes the man” or “the shoes make the man” or “the (alcoholic drink) makes the man” or “you become a man” when you have sex.

None of that superficial nonsense has anything to do with “being a man”.

Your character makes you a man. Your integrity makes you a man. Treating others — especially women — with respect makes you a man. Taking personal responsibility for your actions makes you a man. Dealing with success with humility and dealing with failure with maturity and resilience makes you a man.

Manhood comes from within.

October 20, 2012 , 11:29PM Posted by | Life | , | 1 Comment

First…

First time she caught my eye.
First time I caught hers.
First time she smiled at me.
First time she made my heart skip a beat.

First meeting.
First conversation.
First laugh.
First spark.
First time I knew,
she’s someone special.

First date.
First date nervousness.
First bonding moment.
First connection.

First call the next day.
First excitement from seeing her caller ID.
First rush from hearing her voice.
First calm from sharing our days.

First thrill anticipating our next meeting.
First planning for the next date.
First time laying awake thinking of her.
First time I just can’t wait.

First time she hugged me.
First time she put her arm in mine.
First time she cuddled next to me.
First time our fingers intertwined.

First time she gave me ‘that look’.
First time I get lost in her eyes.
First time we move in close.
First time her lips meet mine.

First intimate moment.
First extended kiss.
First long night together.
First long morning goodbye.

First time we share our secrets.
First time we pour out our hearts.
First time we share our dreams.
First time we don’t want to be apart.

First time we know we have something special.
First time I see that look in her eye.
First time she tells me she loves me.
First time she makes me lovingly sigh.

First time I tell her I love her.
First time I see tears in her eyes.
First time I know I’ve found her.
First time in love in my life.

First moment of passion.
First gentle touch of her hands on me.
First feeling of her soft body.
First feeling of ecstasy.

First time tough life moments endured together.
First time life’s joys shared together.
First time challenges met together.
First time we see our future together.

First time I see the wonderful person she is and will continue to be.
First time I see the simply amazing woman she is inside.
First time I realize the better man she brings out in me.
First time I realized, I want to be with her the rest of my life.

But first…

September 12, 2012 , 9:07PM Posted by | Life, Love, My Poetry, Relationships, Romance, Sex | , , , , , | 1 Comment