Austin Adventures

Some memories from this weekend—

Ate Chick-fil-A and Schlotzsky’s for the first time.

King: (when he first picked me up from the airport) That building there is the…uh, forgot the name of the bank. Wait, is that even a bank? (He was pointing out the Frost Bank to me).

I just LOVED Stina’s surprised face when she found out some….um…secrets.

Jess: Do I detect a tone of condensation in your voice?

Daisy: I have trouble differentiating between pin and pin. You know, pin, like a safety pin and a pin, the thing you write with?

Tao: (At a frozen yogurt place) You know, Sprinkles would make a good nickname.

Billy: I want you to take out your friend card and rip it up!

Ever play a game called telephone charades? Let’s call this “telephone over a couple of days”:
Sherry: Did you know that Jen likes to warm up her car in the mornings?
Jess: Why would she need to warm up her car?
Alvin: I heard you like to warm up your seats.

Hmm, I can’t remember anything else.

My Glass Booth

I almost titled this post: Barack, the baby killer?

But before I get into that, check me out:

There’s a little quiz at glassbooth.org that helps you find out which presidential candidate most closely aligns with you.

I don’t usually post about politics much here, probably because I’m not much of a political person.  But for the presidential election, I can’t decide which is the lesser of evils. Both candidates are far from perfect.  As you can see, I’m pretty evenly divided. Of course, I can’t say anything about the validity of that quiz, but it’s fun to try out all the neat election tools out there.

Practically every one around me is probably going to vote for Barack because I live on the left coast. My friend and I were watching the debate last night and we were discussing the topic of abortion as it came up between the 2 candidates.  I know many of my friends are fervent Obama supporters, but I don’t know if I can hang with his stance on abortion.  Of course, I don’t know if I’d go for John McCain either since my current situation would allow me to benefit more from Obama’s tax plans. Might as well call me Jen the Plumber. Check out Obama’s Tax Cut Calculator.

Anyhoo, I’ve learned that in every single vote related to the issue of abortion, Obama’s favored abortion, its legality and even the killing of children who survive abortion. (As an Illinois state senator, four times he voted “no” on the Illinois Born-Alive Infant Defined Act, which would protect babies born alive after failed abortions.)

In a 2007 speech he made for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Obama said,

We know that a woman’s right to make a decision about how many
children she wants to have and when— without government interference—is
one of the most fundamental freedoms we have in this country. . . . I have worked on this issue for decades now. I put Roe at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught constitutional law. . . So, you know where I stand. . . The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing that I’d do.

So before fixing the economy, helping the poor, and protecting the environment, he’s going to make sure that abortion stays legal. He wants to allow 16 year olds to have abortions without parental consent, where these same 16 year olds can’t even be given aspirin without permission?

During the debate, my friend, who is in her 2nd year of med school, was talking about how there may be legislation requiring doctors to perform abortions. If they decline, they may lose their licensing. Wouldn’t it make a little more sense to allow doctors to refer their patients to someone else if they themselves do not agree with this procedure? What is this world coming to?

Oh, and Obama supports late-term abortions too. Infanticide or not?

“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 18:21)

Too complex. Too many things to think about. All I know is that I would never want to run for president.