Monday, February 19, 2007

Where to begin...

SOB of the Week

It pains me to say this but I must bestow this week's award on Senator John McCain. Back when he had a pair, I said I would have worked tirelessly to get him elected. Yes, I'd have been a passenger on the Straight Talk Express. Now it would appear he's catering to the far-right-fundamentalist crowd and calling for Roe V. Wade to be overturned. As an adoptive mother, you'd think I'd support this, but my view is that abortion is a personal decision that legislation has no place intervening in. Overturning Roe v. Wade will serve no purpose other than to increase the number of illegal abortions. A woman and her partner should always have the right to choose. Proactive contraception should be the first choice, in my opinion, but things happen and people should be legally allowed to pursue safe options given the circumstances. What's next? The right says no birth control and we ban that too? No tubals, no vasectomies and no prescription or non-prescription contraceptives? It does seem like hyperbole, but unless people stand up and say "No!" anything is possible, isn't it?

I am deeply saddened at McCain's turn of heart. He was pro-choice and spoke from his heart in 2000 and that is why I loved him as a candidate. Now I don't know where to turn.

Monday Update
last week I did reasonably well on the five a day goal until we headed out of town on Friday afternoon. I need some suggestions on how to eat healthy while on the road - especially when staying with friends/ relatives that don't shop the same way. I did buy my own fruit on Saturday, but it was a tough weekend. Today I am back on the wagon (the 5 a day wagon) and starting Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. Wish me luck!

Notes on a Road Trip

In Three-Part Harmony: "One hundred bottles of beer on the wall, 100 bottles of beer..."

The Khan: "SHUT UP!!"

Less than ten seconds to aggravation. Too easy.

In other news:

I got a camera phone. I hope to incorporate weirdness caught on film in this blog in the future. Stay tuned.

That's the weekend. De-lurk or else!


Tal said...

You should have told me that you were starting SB, I could have done some grocry shopping and started with you. (really, I'm crying tears of joy...)

For what it's worth, if you stick with it, you really do notice a difference after the first stage.

Good Luck!