Daily Archives: June 20, 2008

Usual Straw Man from some brainwashed Ontario Teenager

College student Aisha Parkhill-Goyette offers a tirade of the usual ad hominems and straw men one hears from Feminazis:

1. “Abstinence has been proven ineffective”?
When? Where? Show me a public school that teaches abstinence only? Public schools teach promiscuity and condoms. That is what’s been proven ineffective.

2. “You don’t care about children after they’re born.”
Give me a break! LIberals are the ones who don’t care. Liberals just want to pass their responsibility to their neighbor off to “the government.” Most authentic pro-lifers i know will go out of their way to help those in need. All the genuine help I’ve ever received in my life has come from pro-lifers. Liberals just look on me as disgust.

3. “Legalizing abortion was a huge victory in the fight for human rights”
Huh?? Obviously, we disagree.

4. “If abortions are wrong and abortions are murder, I’d like the pro-lifers please explain to this: what is it called when the Church says not to use a condom, abortions are against God and mothers have another child when her first four are already living below the poverty line? What is it called when those children die of starvation? “
a. They’re dying of starvation because it’s US policy not to give food to countries that won’t accept “population control.”
b. That’s why the Church teaches about “living wage” and the dignity of work.
c. Natural Family Planning (I’m sure they didn’t teach you that in your Canadian public schools)
d. Where is the father in your assessment?

I’d also like to point out that “If abortions are wrong and abortions are murder” is a run-on sentence. It goes to show the educational quality of this “University of Guelph” that they don’t teach their students who to build proper arguments.

Also, I don’t see what public education has to do with anything, since public education is designed to keep people in poverty and mediocrity.

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More of the wonders of Liberation Theology!

One of the reasons for big Catholic families is the hope that at least one child will grow up to be a monk or nun.

Well, sometimes, that hope is fulfilled in ways one might not expect.

Joe and Helen Shalhoub had a decent-sized (Maronite) Catholic family of children. Their second-youngest son, Anthony Marcus, grew up to be a different kind of “Monk,” TV’s Adrian.
Maronite Nun:

Maronite “Monk”:

Second-youngest of . . . what was that? Ten? And his older siblings helped him get started in theatre? Gee! I thought kids from large families were doomed to be failures in the eyes of the world! Too poor to amount to anything?
Imagine if the Shalhoubs had only had 2.5 children!

Having one’s "hands full"

A popular comment when one has more than 2.5 is, “I see you’ve got your hands full.” Usually, when people say it, I literally *do* have my hands full, so my favorite reply is, “Yeah! I don’t know what I’d do without these kids to help me carry it!”

Today, I was at Wal-Mart with Clara, and, when I asked the elderly greeter for an electric cart, he said, “You can’t have a baby in that thing!” I said, “I’ve had lots of practice!” “You can’t put her in the basket!” “No, on my lap!” When I returned with my purchases in the basket and Clara on my lap, he asked, “Now how you gonna get all that to your car?” He got me a regular cart, put my packages in, and I put Clara in the seat. He said, “You shoulda been born a girl.” “Why?” I asked? “The way you can handle all that with a baby on your hip.”

Anyway, it made me think of the old Russian story about the guy with ten kids who goes to his Rabbi and says, “Rabbi, I have too many children. My house is too crowded, and we’re driving each other nuts.” The Rabbi says, “Bring the cat inside and come back in a week.”

So the guy comes back in a week and says, “I brought he cat in, and it’s only made things worse. Now there’s even less room!”So the Rabbi says, “Bring the dog inside, and come back in a week.”

So the guy brings in the dog, and, a week later, comes back to complain, “That hasn’t helped at all.” “Well, try bringing the chickens in.”

So the guy brings in the chickens. Then, a week later, it’s the cow. Then the horse.
Finally, the guy goes back to the Rabbi and says, “Rabbi, your advice is absurd! We can’t even *move* in our house, it’s so crowded!!”

Rabbi says, “Put the animals back in the barn, and see me in a week.”
A week later the guy says, “You’re right, rabbi! Our house is huge now!”

When you have one kid, you think it’s impossible. I remember thinkng two was easier than one. Definitely, three was easier than two or one, because Allie was old enough to help out a bit.

Four is darn near impossible, but, when the four drop down to one, two or three, it’s like, ‘Hey! This is a breeze!”